Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Russell Simmons and Ilkette


Russell Simmons: America Has Not Seen Protests Like Those That Are Coming if Justice Doesn't Start to Come Down

We have a list of demands

So there's that ...
And now, this

Fox News Reporter Stumps NYC Protester

Back to you Simmons

Obama's GAME

The Obamissariat                                      

Do you know that Obama has not signed any executive action or order for this? Folks, this is even more corrupt than anybody conceived!  He just wrote a memo instructing Homeland Security not to deport 5 million people. There is no actual executive order.

Rush Limbaugh on his top-rated national program today.

Sessions noted the president had publicly acknowledged more than 20 times in recent years that he did not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally implement amnesty. As the senator read excerpts of Obama’s own words, members of the audience laughed aloud at how much those words differed from the president’s actions.
As to why Obama would not sign any official amnesty order, Limbaugh opined, “The reason for this is abundantly clear. If anybody wants to prosecute this, what do you prosecute? There’s no executive order. There’s no person to go focus on.”

He concluded by lamenting “the lying that’s going on in mainstream America today! … The truth is the biggest casualty because the truth has become relative. The truth is all dependent on what the powerful can make it be.

Limbaugh’s remarks come one day after U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., a leading opponent of Obama’s amnesty plan, expressed astonishment and ridiculed the administration for not carrying out the action through an executive order. [WND Story Here]

Tell me that everything he's done hasn't been laid out and scripted.  With End Game.


Even if you aren't hearing much about the various conflicts in the middle east, that doesn't mean stuff isn't happening.  Russia and Syria were in the midst of making an agreement with Turkey over the proposed no-fly zone over Northern Syria.  Russia shipped some very new and effective surface to air missiles.  Some would have been transferred to Hezbollah as well, which is particularly dangerous for Israel.  Anyway, Israeli air strikes ended that threat, and in so doing pissed off the Russians and the Syrian government.  That's not a bad thing. Skoonj

High-ranking American military sources revealed Monday, Dec. 8, that Israel’s air strikes near Damascus the day before wiped out newly-arrived Russian hardware including missiles that were dispatched post haste to help Syria and Hizballah frustrate a US plan for a no-fly zone over northern Syria.


Cry Rape

    Liberal RAPE Culture                   

Man-haters, the falsity of rape culture, and the attack on truth
As it becomes increasingly clear that the Rolling Stone reporting on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia was not mere hyperbole but actually deliberate deception by the reporter, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, and seemingly the management of the magazine one of the most disturbing things to come to light is the way the bogus “rape culture” crisis on college campuses is being used to turn American jurisprudence on its head.

First off, let’s clear away the undergrowth. There is no “rape culture” out there. Rape and sexual assault do happen. There is no doubt of that. But a “rape culture” exists only in the minds of rabidly misandrist feminists, like, for instance, Amanda Marcotte, who loathe men ....

Bad Journalism, Even If It Were True
Rolling Stone’s Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who has written for everybody from GQ to Mother Jones, is a practitioner of the Red Queen school of journalism: execution first, trial after. She went out looking for a gonzo campus-rape story and, when she could not find a real one, found a woman willing to supply her with a fake one, an obviously suspicious tale of a vicious gang rape over several hours at the hands of UVA fraternity members, complete with dialog right out of an after-school special — “Don’t you want to be a brother?” “Her reputation will be shot for the next four years” — and inconsistencies that require the active suspension of disbelief. Whether Erdely knew that the story was fake is not entirely beside the point, but ignorance is not an excuse, either — not for her, and not for her editors. She had a positive obligation not to publish the story she had, because the story was insufficient on any responsible journalistic grounds. It was rubbish, she knew it, and Rolling Stone managing editor Will Dana damned sure should have known it. This is stuff they teach to freshmen reporters at college newspapers. ...

 This story, while not flying under my radar, just didn't interest me.  After a cursory glance I filed it under "Duke Lacrosse Rape." But it's become impossible to get away from.  I posted samples above, but I recommend Bad Journalism, Even If It Were True because it examines the J-School culture,  and names names.
When I was a student at the University of Texas, I served as managing editor of our school paper, the (all hail!) Daily Texan, as a consequence of which I did something that no self-respecting journalist should do: I took a journalism class, media law and ethics, which was a requirement for serving as M.E. For my sins, I drew as my professor the daft left-wing windbag Robert Jensen, whose first lecture consisted of a screed against the presence of sports sections in newspapers, which Professor Jensen considered an ethical problem in that they contributed what he believed to be an unhealthy competitiveness in our society. Naturally, I never went to Professor Jensen’s class again, and got my media law and ethics from the superbMike Quinn, who also had some interesting observations about JFK conspiracy theories. (Quinn had covered the assassination for the Dallas Morning News.) I learned some useful and practical things, one of which was how to go about preventing myself from publishing lies fed to me by others, a useful skill if you spend time around politicians and political activists. [Full]