In an interview on Saturday on MSNBC’s The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors declared that “any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will,” the Daily Surge reports.
Guest host Janet Mock, who seemed star-struck by Cullors, asked her to specify the actions she wants presidential candidates to take “for what the movement is calling for.” Cullors answered,
First off, we want candidates to actually call movement leaders sit and have meetings with us, have a conversation with us about what’s happened this last year since the murder of Mike Brown. […]
Mock then asked, “What is your plan for the Republican candidates, specifically after Jeb Bush and his idea of saying that #BlackLivesMatter” is just a slogan?” Cullors responded:
Many folks have asked, ‘Why would you go after the Democratic Party? They’re on our side. What about the Republican Party?’ And trust and believe that any opportunity we have to shut down a Republican convention, we will.
Heck of a job, Barry!
Two former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba were arrested by Belgian police in a counterterrorism operation targeting a recruiting network for al Qaeda in Syria.
They were arrested Wednesday night along with three others as they were about to break into a house to raise funds in the town of Hoboken, near Antwerp, a senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN.
“We have dismantled a serious recruiting network for Syria,” the official told CNN.
One of the former Guantanamo Bay detainees was Moussa Zemmouri, 37, a Moroccan national born in Antwerp, Belgian federal prosecutors announced Friday. The other was an Algerian identified as Soufiane A., who prosecutors believe spent time in Syria. […]
Zemmouri was released from Guantanamo in 2005 and authored a book “Innocent at Guantanamo” after returning to Belgium. His case was featured prominently by the UK Muslim prisoner advocacy group CAGE, which has long maintained that he has no links to terrorism.
The Leftist march to Bowdlerize American history of its Judeo-Christian roots, traditions and symbols chalks up a loss …
The Memorial Association announced on Monday, July 21, 2015, that its purchase of the Memorial for $1.4-million was finalized on July 17. This effectively transferred ownership of the memorial site honoring veterans from “public land” under federal ownership to “private land” of the Association, a non-governmental, non-profit, private organization. The Association has maintained the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial since its founding in 1954 in conjunction with wartime veterans of American Legion La Jolla Post 275. […]
The secular extremist American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been suing for some twenty-six (26) years now to destroy the Mt. Soledad Memorial on the basis that the Cross honoring veterans there has been on “public land” and, therefore, violates the Establishment of Religion Clause of the First Amendment. However, it is now on “private land.” That has an enormous impact on the ACLU’s lawsuit, which is again pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
I don’t think I have ever witnessed anything like this …
Party of Political Purity wields big pink eraser on history …
The Connecticut Democratic Party quietly voted Wednesday night to remove references to iconic former Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson from the name of its annual fundraising dinner due to their links to slavery and the mistreatment of Native Americans.
“Let’s work together to show the rest of the state exactly what it means to be a Connecticut Democrat,’’ said freshman party Chairman Nick Balletto, according to the Hartford Courant, before introducing the resolution to rename the Jefferson-Jackson-Bailey Dinner.
The resolution was unanimously approved; “Bailey,” which remains for now, honors the late Democratic National Committee Chairman John Bailey.
“I see it as the right thing to do,” Balletto later told Hearst Connecticut Media. “I wasn’t looking to be a trailblazer or set off a trend that’s going to affect the rest of the country. Hopefully, they’ll follow suit when they see it’s the right thing to do.” […]
Connecticut Democrats said Jefferson’s ownership of slaves and Jackson’s role in the Trail of Tears — the forced relocation of Native Americans — played a principal role in their decision to vote in favor of the name change.
The local chapter of the NAACP applauded lawmakers “in making the symbolic first step and striving to right the wrongs of the past.”
“You can’t change history, but you don’t have to honor it,” Balletto is quoted as saying.
I could go on to discuss that it is foolish to judge the past by the feelings of the present. Or that all men are flawed, even those whose heroic actions actually advance human civilization. I could posit that our moral stature is analogous to a bank account where good acts and behavior are deposits and bad behavior is withdrawals and no human being can ever hope to do more than work hard to keep that account in the black …
But why bother? Left-liberal Democrats don’t give a flying fig. They have no use for the Founders principles and revolutionary thought and any excuse to Bowdlerize them from a history they already condemn for its cisgender, heteronormative, dead-white-male, colonialist, imperialist, racist Patriarchy, is fine with them.
200 years of Liberty was an aberration the Democrats want make a dim and shameful memory.
And we are letting them.
There were broken lamps, muddy footprints, the endless parade of questions and kittens. She was a blur throughout the days, a whirling dervish of scabbed elbows and knobby knees.
There were too many times I was exhausted and exasperated, thinking “Grow up! Grow up! Grow up!”
And suddenly, too quickly, when I wasn’t looking – she did.
The house fell quiet. I yearned to walk down the hall to discover muddy footprints. Too long too quiet.
Until I was given another chance. The mini-she, whirling through my home and heart.
This time I slow down, dancing through the mud with her.
Now, your turn.
DOJ moves swiftly on Planned Parenthood baby-organ harvesting scandal: Will investigate the whistleblowers [Darleen Click]
The Obama Totalitarians will brook no dissent …
The U.S. Department of Justice announced plans to investigate the group that produced undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees admitting that they harvest and sell organs ripped from the bodies aborted babies. Politico reported the news of the coming DOJ investigation earlier today:
JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.” Planned Parenthood has staunchly defended its practices and claims that the Center for Medical Progress illegally obtained its footage, then excessively edited it to misrepresent what the organization does.
The DOJ investigation of the Center for Medical Progress, which, unlike Planned Parenthood, is not in the business of killing healthy, viable unborn babies in order to sell their organs for cash, was announced after several Democratic lawmakers called for the organization to be targeted.
Hands off the kilt …
Male staff at an Inverness ceilidh bar have stopped wearing kilts because they claim some female customers have been groping them while they worked.
Staff at Hootenanny’s, in Inverness, wore traditional tartan to give the venue more of a Scottish ambience.
As BBC Scotland’s Jackie O’Brien reports, they say some female customers have been getting too close for comfort.