The incident we’re going to talk about happened five years ago, but given the current interest in presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email, it warrants another look (although we haven’t discussed this case here before today).
Gareth Williams. Sound familiar? Didn’t to me.
Posted in Corruption, Foreign Policy, Hillary Clinton, Ideology, Most Corrupt Politicians, Open Threads, Scandals
Tagged Barack Obama, Echelon, Gareth Williams, Hillary Clinton, NSA, open thread, Uranium One
Under ordinary circumstances, the mainstream media would be profuse with their mea culpas over this fiasco; but these are not ordinary times: [emphasis added to quotes]
One of the most frequently quoted and photographed Ferguson protesters was charged Saturday with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week.
St. Louis County police arrested Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road early Wednesday.
Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview, according to court documents. …
Philosopher Cornel West (second from right) joins members of the clergy as they minister to Ferguson police in front of the Ferguson Police Department on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.
… as they minister to Ferguson police …
Members of the clergy got in the faces of law enforcement officers and offered opportunities for them to do penance. Amazing restraint was demonstrated by these police officers, who were forced to stand there and take this outrageous abuse:
The biggest [demonstration that day] took place outside the Ferguson police station, where about 500 people stood in heavy rain to chant and cheer 100 clergy members who offered themselves for arrest. About a dozen ministers walked toward a police line as a man on a bullhorn said they were offering to hear the confessions of police officers.
Posted in Government Policies, Ideology, National Policy, News Links and Misc. Short Subjects, Open Threads, Radical Groups, Tea Partiers, Terrorism
Tagged Barack Obama, Collaborative Reform Intiative, Cornel West, CRI, Darren Wilson, DOJ, Eric Holder, Ferguson, Michael Brown, Moral Monday, open thread, Ron Davis, Tea Partiers
In our last post, we learned that researchers have found that people tend to self-censor their speech, both in person and on social media, if they believe that their opinions are unpopular or in the minority. Researchers call this phenomenon the spiral of silence. The tendency to self-censor is one that others, particularly progressives, use to political advantage, when they seek to punish or destroy those with whom they disagree. Depending upon how politically incorrect their points of view are perceived to be by others, speakers quickly learn to self-censor their speech lest they find themselves singled out, investigated, and punished by the enforcers of right think. Let’s look at some recent examples of this type of punishment that goes far beyond ridicule or ostracism.
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Media bias, Open Threads, Racism, Radical Groups
Tagged academic freedom, anti-Semitism, Armageddon, Baher Azmy, Barack Obama, boycott, Chicago Public Library, Chick-fil-A, CNN, Constitution, Dan Page, Darren Wilson, Don Lemon, doxing, Ferguson, free speech, freedom of religion, Jay Nixon, Jon Belmar, KKK, Malik Shabazz, Matthew Pappert, Michael Brown, Nation of Islam, New Black Panthers, New World Order, Oath Keepers, open thread, Paula Deen, political correctness, Ron Johnson, Self-Censorship, Spiral of Silence, Steven Salaita, Twitter, You Tube