MO Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder Wonders If Obama Had Something To Do With Natl Guard Not Being Mobilized In Ferguson (Updated)

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called a state of emergency, last week, and announced that he was mobilizing the National Guard in preparation for the expected chaos in the wake of the Ferguson grand jury verdict, so where were they last night while Ferguson was burning?

Guard members were reportedly in place last night at key locations in St. Louis when the grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darrell Wilson was announced. But for some reason, none were at the flash point, where you would think, most of the attention would  have been focused.

Ferguson Mayor James Knowles told FOX 2 late  Monday night that he had repeatedly pleaded with the Governor’s office to deploy the  the National Guard in his town, but his requests were “completely ignored.”

On Fox News’, America’s NewsroomKinder asked, “did the Obama administration lean on Governor Nixon to ignore pleas from Ferguson Mayor to send in National Guard?”

Via Gateway Pundit: 

“He (Governor Nixon) declared a State of Emergency almost a week ago and mobilized the National Guard. Then they were kept away at the crucial time while Ferguson burned…

We know they were kept away because they did not come in and stop that from the get-go. They were deployed in other parts of the St. Louis region… Why were they not in there at the first sign of an overturned police car or a smashed police car window with a show of force that would have stopped this?

Here’s my question that the governor must answer – Is the reason that the National Guard was not in there because the Obama Administration and the Holder Justice Department leaned on you to keep them out? I cannot imagine any other reason why the governor who mobilized the National Guard would not have them in there to stop this.”

It’s absolutely chilling that such a question is being asked.

UPDATE:

Via White House Dossier: Did Holder Cause the National Guard to be Kept From Ferguson?

Indeed, there were reports Holder was not happy with Nixon’s efforts to display force and use the National Guard. From an article Friday in the Washington Post:

Holder also expressed concerns privately about Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision this week to declare a state of emergency at a news conference and activate the National Guard . . .

A top aide to Holder called the governor’s office earlier this week to express Holder’s displeasure and “frustration,” according to a Justice Department official.

“Instead of de-escalating the situation, the governor escalated it,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the subject. “He sent the wrong message. The tone of the press conference was counterproductive.”

UPDATE II:

Kinder was also on the Kelly File with Megyn Kelly Tuesday night:

SEE ALSO:

From The Conversation: 

Note To Media: Stop Calling What Happened In Ferguson Last Night, ‘Protests’

Another note to media: be more skeptical of incendiary claims

Wanted: a government that sides with the law-abiding

Ezra Klein Can’t Believe Officer Wilson’s Story Even Though Mike Brown’s Friend Agrees it Happened

 

Weasel Of The Week Nominees

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Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we award the famed golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations and check back Thursday to see which Weasel gets the votes and walks off with the statuette of shame!

Here are this weeks’ nominees…

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Democrat Congressman And Illegal Alien Grievance Monger Luis Gutierrez!

 The Noisy Room : For his telling GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop whining and start legislating and for his smug “It’s a beautiful day to celebrate #ImmigrationAction in Las Vegas!”

Gutierrez, a true Marxist revolutionary and a committed racist is celebrating the defeat and coup of the Republic. For that, I brand him a treasonous weasel. Is that constructive enough?

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Cleveland City Councilmen And Bathroom Monitors Matt Zone And Joe Ciperman!!

The Independent Sentinel : My weasel of the week is the Cleveland City Council especially councilmen Matt Zone and Joe Cimperman who suggested we have to get used to people of any gender using any bathroom.

Businesses and individuals who voice concerns or express discomfort will be subject to a $1000 fine. This is to please the less than 1% of the population who call themselves transgender.

“This is common sense legislation, and it’s long overdue,” Zone asserted, noting that the ordinance does not mandate businesses to provide separate restroom or locker room facilities or signs warning unsuspecting visitors. “We’re in the 21st century, and it would allow Clevelanders to feel comfortable in their own environment and to use facilities that they’re most comfortable with.”

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El Presidente Y Jefe Barack Hussein Obama!!

Rhymes With Right:Barack Hussein Obama, who by executive decree has declared the Constitution, and with it the principle of separation of powers, is null and void and that therefore all powers granted to Congress shall instead reside in the hands of the President in the event he does not approve of their decision not to pass laws that he demands be passed.

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The P5+1 And Particularly Secretary Of State John Kerry!!

JoshuaPundit: For allowing Iran to play them for even more time in ‘negotiations’ while Iran gets closer to having a nuclear weapon. The latest deadline (giggle) ended November 24th, with the Iranians still refusing even basic concessions like reducing the number of centrifuges, changing their heavy water reactor at Arak to a light water one incapable of increasing plutonium, ceasing all ballistic missile activity or even disclosing info on  their  program, or even a reliable verification program.

Kerry’s reaction? After a year of sheer horse manure that has accomplished nothing except to dismantle the sanctions regime and give badly needed billions to this fascist regime,Kerry and the P5+1 are begging Iran to continue the talks for another 7 months, until July 2015. They’ve caved on everything. The weakness this projects to the Iranians can only be imagined and it’s weaselness that threatens both our country and the peace of the world.

Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

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Ferguson Burns, St Louis Police Officer Shot, CNN Reporter Hit in The Head With Rock (Video) – With Updates

Via Gateway Pundit. A man in blue was shot at approx 11:45 tonight on Canton and Lamb in University City just west of St. Louis city limits.

UPDATE: Fox2Now is reporting he was shot in the arm and is expected to be okay.

Listen to the Missouri State Highway Patrol – Troop C Live Audio Feed, here.

Are churches in the area really giving safe harbor to these violent thugs?

The Daily Mail reported that upon hearing the verdict, Michael Brown’s stepfather shrieked, “burn this b**** down!”

The mob is acquiescing.

A map of all the fires:

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Oh look – Chicago too:

And New York:

Gotnews.com reports that Firefighters are letting Ferguson burn because the New Black Panther Party is shooting at them.

UPDATE:

Ferguson Mayor now complaining that the DEMOCRAT Missouri Governer Jay Nixon is not keeping his promise to deploy National Guard:

“I know I’ve been on the phone in contact with the County Executive’s Office. I know he has requested. I am requesting. I’ve requested the National Guard troops to come out from their command post to help restore order along the business district. We have not seen that… Those calls have gone unheeded at this point… We need to have the governor step up and give us the resources that he’s promised from the beginning. He said he would have a strong response. The resources necessary would be provided. They have not been provided so far.”

UPDATE:

Via GotNews,com: MO Governor ‘Punished’ Ferguson For Refusing to Fire Darren Wilson, Tom Jackson

KMOV: 61 arrested in Ferguson as protests turn violent

It’s not often that a headline needs more than one correction, but it wasn’t a “protest” – or “protests” – it was a race riot. It didn’t “turn violent” – it was violent from the start.

Twitchy: Cleanup begins in Ferguson, Mo. [photos, Vine]

Now it’s time for the decent people of Ferguson to shine.