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Showing posts with label Raw Story. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Raw Story. Show all posts

Thursday, May 31, 2018

As Trump World Turns: The Art Of The Rally

When a rally becomes nothing more than an hour-long carnival rant replete with lie after lie accompanied by applause from people who are the foundation of a dying nation.

If you prefer to read about Trump's latest lie laced carnival show, I have linked a Politifact piece, here

Speaking about rallies and seething crowds of deplorable (s); how about Trump commenting on John McCain and McCain being booed by Trump's audience.


Monday, June 8, 2015

“Black F*ckers” ....."Return To Their Section 8 Housing" .....Mckinney Texas

Whites Only - add Acid
Jim Crow laws proliferated with storm trooper cops to enforce the laws.
OOPs , this one is from South Africa and its heinous Apartheid
Nineteen year old Tatiana Rose, lives in the Mckinney, Texas Craig Ranch neighborhood. Prior to this past weekend Tatiana planned a cookout swim party along with her siblings and went about the business of invitations. Apparently, the hosts invited both white and black teens to the party, without any degree of surprise reports have come forth that obviously "privileged" white woman invited herself over to abolish the revelers.

It seems for some reports the Rose siblings made an egregious mistake. They actually thought they could gather a group of young black friends (and some white friends) for a fun time in America. Moreover, the Roses appear to have planned their fun time at a private residence and not a pubic facility.  
Trouble ensued and local Storm Troopers cops were called the location. Trouble ensued?

Let's start with the police report. The always fair and non embellished document police are required to file after an incident.
Pool Party Incident: 
On June 5, 2015 at approximately 7:15 p.m., officers from the McKinney Police Department responded to a disturbance at the Craig Ranch North Community Pool. The initial call came in as a disturbance involving multiple juveniles at the location, who do not live in the area or have permission to be there, refusing to leave. McKinney Police received several additional calls related to this incident advising that juveniles were now actively fighting.
Here is how the incident looked again. The video was shot by a 15 year old white kid. Remember the young teen in the colorful bikini is 14 years of age. Who is the accompanying white guy...neighborhood watch guy, black folks patrol?

The 15 year video guy speaks and he speaks not from a bigoted paradigm or the psyche of American conservatism. 
This is the beauty of hearing truth from children.
Posted by Walter Fields on Monday, June 8, 2015
Ms. Rose speaks.

Before we add deep perspective t the incident, let's take a look and read on the dark side: American Conservos who seek every opportunity to speak in support of the cop no matter the level of abuse. Watch for the word "authority." Imagine a few cases of resistant acquiescence to authority. Imagine the Native American First Nation people (head lowered) in total subservience to (authority) manifest destiny, blood thirst American Union cavalry, or greedy land developers Imagine the Warsaw Ghetto Jews quietly shepherding their brethren into rail cars without a fight.  

Conservo Twitter and friends of Cpl. Eric Casebolt of McKinney Police Department. (courtesy of the Raw Story)

The situation in would not have escalated to what it did, if everyone would have done what they were told to do by authorities.
Hummm. A thug culture of kids without Fathers doesn't understand how to act towards authority. I'm shocked #McKinney— Billy O'Connor (@BillyOConnor18) June 7, 2015

Once again a clip taken out of context to suit the media narrative and to cause more moral outrage
Some visited with the mind altering Fox News 

Y doesn't @FoxNews rpt that the teens were trespassing & disturbing the peace prior to the police arriving or Interview residents? #McKinne
Now for a set of details spread among the articles. If you are seeking that typical quick read and do not have interest f reach of the following visit the piece for The Atlantic.

First, visit with CNN and Ashleigh Banfield. The very Banfield who spoke in quasi defense of a cop in another racially charged shooting only to be rebutted by fellow CNN Host Don Lemon. I suspect Banfield's production team found value in approaching the incident from the perspective of.....

Next Keith Boykin wrote a demand read piece for BET. If you prefer articles with little to no frank speak, you should avoid this Commentary: It's Time for White People to Check Themselves After McKinney Incident

The Grio offers the genesis of the incident.

The piece I highly recommend. Excerpts  from The Atlantic.
In 2009, McKinney was forced to settle a lawsuit alleging that it was blocking the development of affordable housing suitable for tenants with Section 8 vouchers in the more affluent western portion of the city. East of Highway 75, according to the lawsuit, McKinney is 49 percent white; to its west, McKinney is 86 percent white. The plaintiffs alleged that the city and its housing authority were “willing to negotiate for and provide low-income housing units in east McKinney, but not west McKinney, which amounts to illegal racial steering.”
All three of the city’s public pools lie to the east of Highway 75. Craig Ranch, where the pool party took place, lies well to its west. BuzzFeed reports that the fight broke out when an adult woman told the teens to go back to “Section 8 housing.”
Craig Ranch North is the oldest residential portion of a 2,200 acre master-planned community. “The neighborhood is made up of single-family homes,” says the developer’s website, “and includes a community center with two pools, a park and a playground.” Private developments like Craig Ranch now routinely include pools, often paid for by dues to homeowners’ associations, and governed by their rules. But that, in itself, represents a remarkable shift.
At their inception, communal swimming pools were public, egalitarian spaces. Most early public pools in America aimed more for hygiene than relaxation, open on alternate days to men and women. In the North, at least, they served bathers without regard for race. But in the 1920s, as public swimming pools proliferated, they became sites of leisure and recreation. Alarmed at the sight of women and men of different races swimming together, public officials moved to impose rigid segregation.
As African Americans fought for desegregation in the 1950s, public pools became frequent battlefields. In Marshall, Texas, for example, in 1957, a young man backed by the NAACP sued to force the integration of a brand-new swimming pool. When the judge made it clear the city would lose, citizens voted 1,758-89 to have the city sell all of its recreational facilities rather than integrate them. The pool was sold to a local Lions’ Club, which was able to operate it as a whites-only private facility.                                                        
Whatever took place in McKinney on Friday, it occurred against this backdrop of the privatization of once-public facilities, giving residents the expectation of control over who sunbathes or doggie-paddles alongside them. Even if some of the teens were residents, and others possessed valid guest passes, as some insisted they did, the presence of “multiple juveniles…who do not live in the area” clearly triggered alarm. Several adults at the pool reportedly placed calls to the police. And none of the adult residents shown in the video appeared to manifest concern that the police response had gone too far, nor that its violence was disproportionate to the alleged offense.
To the contrary. Someone placed a sign by the pool on Sunday afternoon. It read, simply: “Thank you McKinney Police for keeping us safe.”
Maybe the CNN reporters will comb through the incident overnight and offer much "no racial component in the incident, why the NAACP." evidence. CNN really should leave such reporting to Fox News and the plethora of conservative AM Radio Talk Show Host. The fair and balanced cable network would have preview a a few more video and the comments from young white kid who took the original video before going after the NAACP.  

Of course, I am discounting the penchant for some in the nation to exercise "Privilege." CNN embodies the essence of privilege in this case.

The Color of Change published a piece this afternoon with the following reference material.

 1. "'He shoved me and started pulling my braids': Bikini-clad girl, 15, tells how veteran cop pulled his gun and slammed her to the ground as he is blasted as racist over pool party raid,'" Daily Mail 6-08-2015, 
2. See reference 1. 
3. "WATCH: McKinney, Texas Cop Pulls Gun on Unarmed Black Teens at Pool Party," Heavy 06-07-2015 
4. "Longtime McKinney Officer Blasts Police Conduct At Pool Party, Says Department Has A Race Problem," ThinkProgress 06-08-2015 
5. "Girl at Texas pool party: "It was about race," CBS news 06-08-2015 
6. "Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, OverPoliced and Underprotected," African American Policy Forum, 2015


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Modern Day "Slavery By Another Name" Captured on Cell Phone! (Racism, Servitude, And White Privilege)

I share for all who think our nation has moved well away from Jim Crow. For those who are naive enough to not recognize "white privilege" is prevalent in our society, think much more and much deeper. It is a close as any boss raised to hate and disrespect based on skin color and power over the powerless.

Do you recall this?

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro,” he said. Mr. Bundy recalled driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, “and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids — and there is always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch — they didn’t have nothing to do. They didn’t have nothing for their kids to do. They didn’t have nothing for their young girls to do. 

“And because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he asked. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”
MESQUITE, NV - APRIL 11: Rancher Cliven Bundy poses for a photo outside his ranch house on April 11, 2014 west of Mesquite, Nevada. Bureau of Land Management officials are rounding up Cliven Bundy's cattle, he has been locked in a dispute with the BLM for a couple of decades over grazing rights. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images
Yes, of course, Fox News hero, racist and tax evader, Cliven Bundy.
While people such as Bundy and the example you are about to hear are scorned by the majority of Americans, those same Americans should recognize ours is not a world cleared of racism. In fact, the boss in the following video should have charges filed against him for violation of Civil Rights "accommodation" Law, Yet, he will escape such scrutiny and fall in that real of "states rights" and libertarian dogma so prevalent on the polio/social Right

Tenn. cotton gin boss caught on tape: We ‘hang’ blacks for drinking ‘white people only’ water (via Raw Story )
A cotton gin in Memphis, Tennessee is facing a federal discrimination complaint after one of its supervisors was caught on a cell phone recording making racist remarks to black employees. African-American workers at the Atkinson Cotton Warehouse this…

They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Edward Snowden: ‘I was trained as a spy’

"I was trained as a spy!" 

Edward Snowden, Of course, Snowden was trained as a spy. He is also a functionary for Russian INTEL. A reality that is literally irrefutable. Do you think for a second Snowden is cowered-up in some one room apartment as is Assange?  o you think Putin sits and plays video games each day?

If you think the following was not prep-staged, approved and nicely packaged by Putin's human INTEL cadres, you suffer from US Self-hatred.  You ignore the fact the US has involved in sophisticated monitoring since 9/11, you may not have know about AT&T's admission of such for the NSA, and you may have no knowledge of Snowden's affinity for Ron Paul and contempt older Americans President Obama.

Snowden Putin facilitator...

Let's be honest, even a narcissist ten year old would not expect Putin to admit monitoring and cyber INTEL. Why would Snowden provide a platform for Putin's (olden days) KGB like speech?  Is it possible he felt his escapades against US INTEL was clone-able via the wily Putin and his HUMINT (Human INTEL) guys?  Did he think the ease with which he manipulated passwords from co-workers offered a level of craftiness undetectable via Putin and company?
Snowden and those who flock in support of his espionage and treacherous run to Russia (via China) may not care about reports Al Qaeda revamped operational encryption within a month of Putin's run to the East.
As if to deflect attention from this obvious truth, today President Vladimir Putin publicly denied that Ed is their guy: he “is not our agent, and gave up no secrets.” This should be taken about as seriously as any Kremlin utterance these days, such as claims that Jewish neo-Nazis are running things in Ukraine. For good measure, Putin added that the whole spectacle is really the fault of America’s “unprofessional” intelligence services, who failed to do their job and prevent this unprecedented disaster. Vlad sometimes can’t help himself, adding, “Russia is not a country that gives up champions of human rights,” meaning Ed.

Oleg Kalugin, former KGB General with responsibility for recruitment of "overseas" operatives.

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden probably never envisioned that he’d someday be working for the Russian federal security service, or FSB.
But according to former KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin, he is now, albeit as a consultant or technical advisor. 

“These days, the Russians are very pleased with the gifts Edward Snowden has given them. He’s busy doing something. He is not just idling his way through life.” 

“The FSB are now his hosts, and they are taking care of him,” Kalugin boldly claimed in an interview with VentureBeat.

The 80 year-old retired Soviet intelligence officer is Russian spy royalty personified. At 34, he became the youngest KGB general in history, and Kalugin famously helped run Soviet spy operations in America during a career that spanned over three decades. 

Kalugin and his wife relocated to Maryland after falling out of favor with the Russian regime in the 1990s. After becoming a vocal critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin (Kalugin called Putin a war criminal for his second invasion of Chechnya), a warrant was issued for his arrest. He’s been in the U.S. ever since. 

Kalugin still has juice within Russian intelligence circles and maintains contacts with friends in Russia from his days as a Soviet spy. Kalugin teaches at the Centre for Counterintelligence and Security Studies and also sits on the advisory board for the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. 

Back in Russia, according to Kalugin, Snowden is being handled by the FSB, the KGB’s successor. Kalugin claims that Snowden has shared much of his vast trove of secrets about the NSA with his Russian hosts, and in the process, has allegedly handed the FSB one of their biggest intelligence hauls and propaganda coups since the end of the Cold War.
Snowden with Brian Williams, NBC News, via the Raw Story. For the record we have no interest on posting the Williams interview in its entirety. We do not relish being manipulated by Putin and Snowden.

Former Defense Department contractor Edward Snowden accused the U.S. government of trying to minimize his abilities in an interview with NBC News scheduled to air Wednesday night. “It’s no secret that the U.S. tends to get more and better intelligence…


Saturday, May 10, 2014

The NRA Joins Boehner's Select Committee Fundraising Via "Pajama Boys" And Nigerian Abductions

Conservatives really should put a check on their money-making from human tragedy and horror. The NRA uses Nigerian abductions to advance propaganda, while Boehner's Fundraising "Select" Benghazi Committee, fund raises from the depths of insensitivity.

NRA uses Nigerian girls’ abduction to promote itself and slam ‘Pajama Boy’ liberals (via Raw Story )
The National Rifle Association has seized upon the abduction of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls as a means of promoting itself and slamming liberals as soft, weak people who watch MSNBC talk show host Chris Hayes. Media Matters reported Saturday…


Monday, April 28, 2014

Limbaugh Jumps To Accuse, Swipes At Obama, But Without Facts (Again)

A national political and social truism runs a course each day. For three hours five days a week, Rush Limbaugh sits in front of his "slave" (dedicated non-moving) microphone and spews the most insane demagoguery since Glenn Beck moved back to the radio from his green board on Fox News.

Limbaugh, as a far-right propagandist has his loyal listeners and no matter his orator, they buy it. They buy it, they love it and they return for more...each and every day. It doesn't matter Limbaugh rarely if ever includes any facts with his clown show, they buy every word. When he spews overt racist comments, they buy it. When he criticizes women who stand tall for their rights and fairness he labels them "fema-nazis;" They buy it and they love it.  When he pokes fun at people who have debilitating physical challenges; they buy it and love it and eat it up. They buy it all no matter the topic and no matter the level of disgust.

After the revelations of LA Clippers owners racist tirade with his concubine lover, Limbaugh without regard for facts and probably reacting to many conservative web pages reporting Donald Sterling as Democrat contributor. Yes, and a Sterling apparently from time to time contributes money in the realm of aid to his community. so be it, but.......

The Raw Story

Rush Limbaugh: Donald Sterling smeared as racist for not giving Obama ‘enough money’ (via Raw Story )
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday suggested that Democrats had exposed NBA basketball team owner Don Sterling as a racist because he had not given President Barack Obama “enough money.” The gossip website TMZ on Saturday posted audio…


Monday, April 7, 2014

UPDATES......Smile You're on Candid Camera: "Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA)"     


We don't do the salacious on the TPI, but the following Raw Story piece is beyond the avoidable. People are people and do make serious misjudgments that lead to terrible decisionsWe get that, no doubt.

We take exception to people who claim to be Christians, are probably an evangelical, and who reap the rewards of sinful behavior when they feel they are cloaked from public view.
(See update at story end)

When will people realize that public view is as ever-present as the rising and setting sun?

A Louisiana Republican has been caught with his pants...almost down. Forty-year-old Rep. Vance McAllister (R-LA) fell victim to a revealing video tape kissing a woman other than his wife (mother of five children).


Christian conservative’ GOP rep. caught on surveillance video kissing female staffer (via Raw Story )

A married Republican congressman with five children who ran for office as a “Christian conservative” has been caught on video allegedly having an affair with a female aide. The Ouachita Citizen obtained video from an anonymous source of someone…

UPDATE: Yes, the "Kissing Congressman" from Louisiana may use religion as political leverage. Do think that is a remote phenomenon? Think agian!

UPDATE 2: Apparently,  the recipient of the congressman saliva-swap was $300.00 for a "Headquarter Cleaning.  I truly dread the imagery and thought of services labelled as such.  Inquisitive