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Instapundit: The Politics Behind #Ferguson

November 26, 2014

Multiple leftist groups have joined the riots in Ferguson.

Clearly, there’s a political angle to this. With the left, there is always a political angle.

I think Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit nailed it here…

SO WHY ALL THE FERGUSON HOOPLA? Last time the Dems and Sharpton made a big deal of a shooting, it was the Trayvon Martin case, hyped to keep up black turnout for 2012. But now there’s not an election. So why Ferguson, and why now? Polling indicates that most people aren’t all that sympathetic, and protests that tie up Interstates, etc. aren’t going to attract swing voters.

But it’s not about swing voters. It’s about the base. And it’s not about the Democratic Party’s base, but about certain leaders’ base within the Democratic Party. This may be best understood as an intra-party struggle. Obama is the champion of the urban-black wing of the party, and because of him that wing has been on top. But his star is fading, black voters are beginning to realize that they haven’t benefited economically, and the next Dem nominee — whether it’s Hillary Clinton, Jim Webb, or Elizabeth Warren — will be from the white gentry-liberal wing of the Democratic Party.

READ IT ALL.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (Full Video)

November 26, 2014

This is the 1973 classic in full. Enjoy!

How to Talk to Your Progressive, Socialist or Liberal Relative on Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014

As Ace noted today, every year the left floods the internet with advice to their minions on how to talk to your Tea Party uncle on Thanksgiving posts.

This year, some great writers on the right have written very humorous responses.

Jon Gabriel of Ricochet…

How To Talk to Your Progressive Niece about Obamacare This Thanksgiving

Charles C.W. Cooke of National Review…

A Progressive Guide to Thanksgiving Conversation

And since everyone’s doing it, here’s mine from last year…

How To Talk To Your Socialist Aunt About ObamaCare On Thanksgiving

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Democrat Chuck Schumer – We Shouldn’t Have Passed Obamacare in 2010

November 25, 2014

New York Democrat Chuck Schumer recently said something factually accurate.

In the video below, he admits that Obamacare was the last thing on most Americans’ minds when it was passed in 2010. People were more concerned about jobs and the economy. They still are, which might offer one reason why Democrats were completely destroyed in the midterms this month.

Of course, Schumer still thinks Obamacare was a great idea, he’s just questioning the timing now. He also thinks Democrats can win in 2016 by running on big government.

The Official Jurassic World Trailer is Out

November 25, 2014

I admit it. I want to see this movie.

Michael Ramirez Cartoon of MLK on the #Ferguson Riots is Brilliant

November 25, 2014

This is especially important considering that in the wake of the riots, some people have been completely twisting the words and message of MLK.

New York Times Publishes Address of Officer Darren Wilson

November 25, 2014

If anything happens to him, I hope he sues the New York Times for every goddamn penny they have.

John Nolte of Breitbart…

**Media Shock**: New York Times Publishes Darren Wilson’s Address Info

4:29 pm – New York Times Publishes Name of Street Darren Wilson Lives On 

Breitbart News will not link the story or give out the specific information, but the New York Times had no qualms whatsoever about publishing almost all the information needed for Officer Darren Wilson’s enemies to track him and his wife down at home:

Officer Wilson and [his wife] own a home together on XXXXXXX Lane in XXXXXXXXXX, Mo., a St. Louis suburb about a half-hour drive from Ferguson.

This malicious move by the New York Times has not gone unnoticed by Ferguson’s protesters:

But printing his street name in the nation’s most influential newspaper on the day the grand jury is expected to hand up a decision on the indictment could reignite interest in — and awareness of — the location, and some critics worry that it could result in protesters descending on his home. Slate even went a step further than the Times, publishing an article featuring a photo of the modest, red-brick house on Monday.

Nolte has been following all the media malpractice surrounding Ferguson.

Read it all here.

A Fall Film: Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

November 23, 2014

After the passing of Director Mike Nichols last week, I meant to post something about this movie.

If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend adding it to your Netflix queue.

I also recommend that you don’t read anything about it, just watch it.

Here are the first four minutes…

Move Over Pajama Boy…

November 22, 2014

Make room for Pajama Man.

I’ve been picturing this in my head for days.

It figures that The People’s Cube would make it happen…

Obama Not On Smithsonian’s 100 Most Significant Americans List

November 22, 2014

The best part? George W. Bush and Sarah Palin made the list. Cue the liberal outrage!

Bizpac Review reported…

Obama not on Smithsonian’s ’100 most significant Americans’ list; liberals in shock over who is!

The “Smithsonian” magazine compiled a list of the “100 most significant Americans,” and to the dismay of his fan base President Obama failed to make the cut.

Adding insult to injury, former President George W. Bush made the list. But it gets even better, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was also included.

The liberal website Raw Story bemoaned the very idea that the Smithsonian Institution “decided that George W. Bush is a more ‘significant’ figure in U.S. history” than the exalted one.

Curiously, the only redeeming qualification Raw Story named when mentioning Obama is that he was the country’s first black president — former President Bill Clinton notwithstanding.

According to the website, there were eleven former presidents included, with Bush listed seventh. The others in the “Presidents” category include: Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Ronald W. Reagan, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, James Madison, and Andrew Jackson.

But no Obama.

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