Chicago Gang Members Hold Press Conference to Criticize Police

If you live long enough, you do indeed see everything:

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Conservative Vice Lords? I’d hate to see the liberal Vice Lords:

At a news conference organized by self-identified gang members Thursday morning, several speakers complained that police and city officials do not respect them, and that the only way to curb violence is to provide jobs and improve their community.

The men who spoke out Thursday morning blamed poverty, drugs and a lack of jobs for the problems in the streets. They also said that Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis’ meeting with so-called gang leaders was a waste of time.

I thought electing Obama was going to put an end to crime and joblessness.

What’s the difference between the street gang press conference and a Pelosi/Reid press conference? The street gang members didn’t lie nearly as much.

Team Obama Orders Massive Deployment of 30 National Guard Troops to Arizona

Sheesh, what are you complaining about, Arizona? Obama has sent 30 members of the National Guard and had 15 warning signs put up. But no, that’s not enough — You just can’t please some people:

(CNSNews.com) – Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said requests by Arizona law enforcement personnel and Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) for 3,000 National Guard troops along the state’s border with Mexico have been answered so far with 1 percent of that number deployed there this week.

“We have a whopping 30 [National Guard troops] this week that are showing up,” Babeu told CNSNews.com. “It’s less than a half-hearted measure designed to fail.”

But the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has placed 15 signs along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 8 that links San Diego with Phoenix and Tucson warning travelers of drug cartels and human trafficking operations.

Thirty troops, or as Obama’s calling it, “The surge.”

How much help was Arizona to expect from an administration that just condemned their immigration law in a report to the UN Human Rights Commission? If anything, those 30 troops are there to keep an eye on Jan Brewer and to report back directly to Ban Ki-moon.

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National Security, Obama-style: Warning Americans to avoid parts of America

Labor/Liberal Groups to Hold ‘We’ll Show Glenn Beck’ Rally at Nat’l Mall Next Month ::Crickets::

Ed Schultz hilariously, and, even sadder, seriously, claimed that he could draw a crowd as large as Glenn Beck.

Good news, Ed — you’ll have your chance — because labor groups and others are planning their own rally at the Mall:

Labor leaders, liberal religious leaders and the NAACP will hold a rally on the National Mall on October 2, one month before the fall midterm elections, in an attempt to show they too have political clout and momentum in response to last Saturday’s massive gathering of Tea Party types led by Fox News host Glenn Beck.

“The AFL-CIO is determined that the Tea Party and its corporate backers are not going to get the final word,” said AFL-CIO executive vice president Arlene Holt Baker. “We will expect tens of thousands of union families to come.”

This should be fun. But at least CBS will finally feel the need to over-inflate a crowd estimate.

I’m reminded of stories from the late 60’s rock scene, when a band called Vanilla Fudge had Led Zeppelin as their opening act. That turned out to be a bad idea, because the opener quickly turned out to be more popular than the headliner. As an inevitable result, the headliner ended up looking foolish for following an act that couldn’t be followed.

With that in mind, here’s the insanely jealous Ed Schultz claiming he can (and will) draw the same crowd as Beck. Vanilla Fudge is still insisting on following Led Zeppelin. Some lessons are never learned:

Discovery Channel Hostage Taker is a Pro-Abortion, Anti-Religion, Anti-Capitalist, Anti-War, Global Warmist, Marxist Kook Update: Gorebot Moonbat Dead, Hostages Safe

I don’t know if the “another tea-bagger goes nuts” comments have already begun at some of the lefty blogs concerning the gunman/hostage taker at the Discovery Channel’s headquarters in Maryland, but I thought I’d post some facts about the suspect before some lib has a chance to Photoshop him into a crowd shot taken at Glenn Beck’s rally.

The suspect is said to be James Lee. This is a guy was also arrested in 2008 for protesting at the Discovery building. A link about James Lee at the Business Insider leads to this page — a manifesto of sorts written by Lee.

Here are just a few examples of what this nut has written:

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY
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All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.
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All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease … World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY! MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR!
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Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn’t, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??
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Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don’t build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth! Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet!
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Saving the Planet means saving what’s left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies! You’re the media, you can reach enough people. It’s your resposibility because you reach so many minds!!!

But after all that Marxist/Goreist/Sanger-ist lunacy from this whiffle-brained crazy, there’s this:

Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that.

We have Ed Schultz’s talking point for the night: “THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL HOSTAGE TAKER IS IN FAVOR OF THE ARIZONA IMMIGRATION LAW!”

The fact is that the guy is just plain nuts, and hopefully this standoff ends without anybody getting hurt.

Update: Michelle M. found a picture of the loon in question:

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Update II: Best case scenario played out: Moonbat in question shot dead, all hostages safe.

Update III: If you switched the name of the person who reportedly partially inspired this whack-job from “Al Gore” to “Glenn Beck” you’d never hear the end of this from the mainstream media, but since that’s not the case, nevermind:

Lee said at the time that he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”

Update IV: I’ve got to admit that I called this one — Think Progress: Purported Eco-Terrorist Angered Over ‘Immigration Pollution And Anchor Baby Filth’

Are these guys predictable or what?

Proof-Positive That Even God’s Had Enough of the Bush-Bashing

A few days ago, while President Obama was trying to push off our current economic woes on the Bush years, he had audio problems:

And just yesterday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow’s mic went down while she was in the throes of a Bush-bash (h/t HAP):

I’m thinking there’s some kind of divine intervention going on here. God isn’t necessarily a Republican, but He no doubt can spot BS and is probably as tired of it as most everybody else.

Or maybe there are some disgruntled audio technicians who don’t lean as left as Obama and Maddow — but I think it’s God.

The Most Telling Line From Obama’s Iraq Speech

President Obama’s Iraq speech last night (transcript here) was predictable. Obama didn’t “take credit” for it as much as I thought he might, and made it clear that he disagreed with the war from the beginning, so I’ll give him credit for a certain measure of honesty.

But it was this line that grabbed my attention for some reason:

Our troops are the steel in our ship of state.

Anything sound strange about that? Ship of state.

Others might have said “ship of liberty” or “ship of freedom,” but I think that line is a Freudian window into the socialist soul of a president and his speechwriters.

When you hear the term “the state,” the first thought that pops into your head isn’t “freedom,” is it?

Maybe it’s parsing, but that was one of my problems with that speech. Ask soldiers what they’re fighting to protect, and I doubt the answer will be “the state.” They’re sacrificing for the United States and all it stands for. America turning into “the state” is what all those Tea Parties are about.

Otherwise, a giant “well done” and an even bigger “thank you” to America’s military, and let’s not forget that there are still about 50,000 troops in Iraq in “non-combat” roles.