Ferguson Follies Continued: ‘What Is Wrong With This Country?!’

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For the second day in a row, an incensed Joe Scarborough excoriated left-wing race-baiters for using the ‘hands up’ gesture to protest the Grand Jury decision on the Michael Brown shooting.  On the Tuesday broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the frustrated host said, “that’s cool to suggest that St. Louis police officers in the town – probably a lot who go to the games and watch the games  – that’s cool for them to suggest that St. Louis cops shoot young black men who had their hands up in the air, when we know that that was a lie?” It’s a lie. And what was that gesture on Capitol Hill? More people like going, ‘It doesn’t matter whether it’s the truth or not, I’m going to suggest cops shoot people with their hands up in the air.’ What is wrong with this country? What is wrong with these people? What is wrong with these elected officials? They know it’s a lie. They know the cops didn’t shoot him with his hands in the air. They know it’s a lie and they are doing this on that Capitol floor?”

Scarborough took heat from the left for his rant, yesterday, via Twitchy:  Tweeters angry at MSNBC’s ‘stupida*s’ Joe Scarobrough over ‘racist rant’ at Ferguson protesters, media 

Get the popcorn. On yesterday’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough went off on Michael Brown supporters and the media covering the protests declaring, “I have sat here quietly and listened to BS being spewed all over this network and all over other networks. I can’t take it anymore.”

But it’s this quote from his segment, via Business Insider, that’s the most interesting as Scarborough is accusing his guests of hypocrisy by saying one thing about the protests, ruling on air and another in private:

“You know what pisses me off too is I have people around this set all the time. They let me say what I say on set and they sit and stare at me, slack-jawed,” he said. “They’re afraid to say anything on the air, even though they know it’s BS. People [are] saying one thing when the camera’s on and then saying something completely different when the camera gets turned off, because they’re somehow afraid they’ll be called racist if they tell the truth.”

One of those people might be Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, who wouldn’t admit that Michael Brown didn’t have his arms up no matter how hard Scarborough tried to pry the truth out of him.

Mediaite: MSNBC ‘Hands Up’ Segment with Eugene Robinson Gets Awkward:

“I don’t believe there’s anything in the record, certainly not in the forensic evidence, that precludes the possibility that he had his hands up at some point when he was approaching the officer,” Robinson said.

“That’s an awfully low standard,” cohost Joe Scarborough replied. “There’s also no evidence that doesn’t suggest a flying saucer from Venus swooped over all of them. There’s no evidence that it’s precluded, Gene. I’m not being difficult. I’m just saying the truth actually does matter.”

Gateway Pundit: Update: 20,000 Support Boycott Rams Page After ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Stunt:

On Monday a Boycott the Rams Facebook page was launched.
The page now has 20,000 supporters.

The Missouri Torch: Nixon’s Failure to Lead a “Deep, Deep Disgrace”:

Inquiring minds want to know: why were the National Guard not deployed to Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of the Grand Jury decision not to indict Officer Wilson? Where was Governor Nixon while the town burned? There are no good answers.

Moral of the story: Democrats can not be trusted to handle any crisis competently.

Gateway Pundit: Local Officials Are Investigating if Mike Brown’s Step-Father Incited Riot:

At least 18 businesses were torched to the ground and several more were looting and vandalized.

Now authorities are investigating whether to indict Louis Head for inciting a riot.
CNN reported:

Authorities are investigating whether Michael Brown’s stepfather intended to incite a riot last week when he urged a crowd in Ferguson, Missouri, to “Burn this bitch down” after the grand jury’s decision was announced, the city’s police chief said Tuesday.

No charges have been filed against Louis Head in the incident, but police have interviewed people who know Head and who were with him November 24, the day a prosecutor announced that Officer Darren Wilson (who has since resigned) would not be indicted in the August 9 shooting of Michael Brown, Police Chief Tom Jackson said.

The Conversation: Eyewitness: Before St. Louis Hammer Attack, ‘Black People’ Ran Up And Down Street Yelling, ‘Kill The White People’

At the beginning of the one minute video, the woman who recorded the scene, expressed her profound and at times profane disgust with what had just happened in her neighborhood.

“Arrest them all,” she sneered. “F*ck this sh*t.”

At the 45-second mark, she said, “And, of course, it’s a white kid, right after black people running up and down the street saying, ‘Eff the white people, kill the white people.’ This is what we have.”

Conservative Treehouse: Saint Louis Officials Blame Victim Zemir Begic For His Own Brutal Murder: “We think it was wrong place, wrong time”…

In response to the attack, a spokesperson for the Saint Louis police department released the following statement:

“We think it was wrong place, wrong time,” police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said.

Whoa, apparently, there are rules for safe transit in Saint Louis which both victims, Mr Dzananovic and Mr. Begic, violated.  Hence, they subjected themselves to the “wrong place, wrong time” murder justification explanation.

The RightScoop: Newt on Ferguson: “Obama should be saying to people, ‘don’t rob stores and don’t disobey police'”:

Newt told Wolf Blitzer today that Obama shouldn’t go meet with the Michael Brown family and that he’s not being honest about what happened to Michael Brown in Ferguson. He says that what Obama should be telling people is not to rob stores, not to push around store clerks have your size and not to disobey police.

Minister’s Explosive Video On Ferguson Resurface Amid Latest Protests:

It’s disgusting, the Minister told Neil Cavuto. “What we’re doing is glorifying ignorance.”

 

 

Our Weasel Of The Week Nominations!

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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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Obama Consigliere And Puppet Master Valerie Jarrett!!

The Noisy Room : I nominate Valerie Jarrett this week, for once again taking the roll of President and controlling and manipulating events in Ferguson.

Jarrett was in contact with Missouri’s Governor Nixon in the run-up to the announcement of the Grand Jury’s decision. Nixon vehemently denied that he was being pressured to have the National Guard and police stand down in Ferguson. Meanwhile, the riots the first night were allowed to rage unhampered by any police or military presence. People’s businesses burned to the ground, looting was everywhere and police cars were toppled and burned, all while Nixon watched. The White House has now admitted that Jarrett was in close contact with Nixon during the first 24 hours of unrest. Jarrett, most assuredly, instructed the Governor to stand down and let the violence ensue.

For that and oh, so much more… Jarrett is an enemies within weasel who deserves more than the plastic golden weasel – she deserves jail time.

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Five Racialist Members Of The St. Louis Rams!

Virginia Right!: I would like to nominate the 5 members of the St. Louis Ram’s that held their hands up in a “don’t shoot” statement on Michael Brown’s death. Despite the testimony, the forensic evidence and all common sense, these 5 players sent out a message that is completely wrong about the facts in the case. And it is just as shameful that these players will not be fined.

Michael Brown never held up his hands. Rather he attacked the police officer. These guys should have been suspended for endangering the police that were there to provide security at the game. If there was a word that was defined as the opposite of role model, these guys would be it.

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Missouri Democrat Governor Jay ‘Let ‘Em Loot N’ Burn’ Nixon!

Nice Deb: I nominate Missouri Governor Jay Nixon for calling up the National Guard for the Ferguson Grand Jury decision, but keeping them away after the announcement was made, letting the city burn. It has been speculated that he was under pressure by either the White House or DOJ to keep the Guard away from the embattled town.

His weaselly excuse for the neglect – that lining the streets with National Guardsmen “wasn’t the plan,” they were being deployed to protect strategic locations like utilities, hospitals, public buildings – doesn’t hold water. There was no more strategic location on the night of November 24, than Ferguson, Missouri.

He has actually doubled down on his incompetence, simpering, “obviously, there was more violence than we expected.”

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CNN, The Cable Nuisance Network!

The Razor : I nominate CNN for doing their best to portray the Ferguson protests as peaceful, even going so far, as the New York Post notes, to blame the police for inciting the protesters by closing a road after gunfire. The Left has gotten its collective head so far up its own @ss on this topic that it’s going to take some serious weaseling to get out. And weaseling is what the Left and CNN do best.

Talk about your slimy weasels! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

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Megyn Kelly Asks Judge Napolitano: ‘Does Obama Have an Adult Relationship with the Truth?’

Megyn Kelly had Fox News Legal Analyst Judge Napolitano on Monday night to talk about Emperor Obama’s serial lies, which Megyn finds to be increasingly outrageous – along with the fact that he is rarely called out by the media even when he lies to their faces.

They talked about Obama’s interview with  George Stephanopoulos, last week,  in which he denied that he had ever said he couldn’t go it alone on immigration.  Of course, there have been at least 25 instances in which he said on the record that he didn’t have the power to act on his own on immigration.

“This of course is not the first time that the president has changed his tune on a major issue to the American people,” Megyn Kelly said tonight, referencing Obama’s repeated pledge that those who liked their health care plans could keep them.

[My all-time favorite *Obama caught in a lie* moment came during the 2008 election when he was cornered on his past support for a Single Payer health care system (socialized medicine) after telling everyone for the purposes of the election that he wasn’t at all for Single Payer.

Obama was asked about his inconsistent positions on the single payer plan on the Today’s show in January ’08. He squirmed uncomfortably, had trouble hearing the question, and bolloxed his answer, giving the lamest explanation imaginable:

“What I said during the debate was that a single payer system was one that I would support if we were starting from scratch…”

Um, no, at the debate, he said that he had never supported a single payer system. It seems like he was having trouble keeping his lies straight, and his trouble hearing the clips made it all the more difficult for him to navigate through the lies.

“What I have said consistently is…if we didn’t have a legacy of employer based health care…then it might make more sense to set up a single payer system…I’ve always said that…I’ve said that during the course of this campaign, but what I’ve also said is that we’ve got to build on the system that we’ve already got…yadayada yada…” (segues into boilerplate).

He was allowed to get away with that gigantic load of BS. I rather enjoyed watching him squirm while being (at least) questioned about an obvious lie – but watching the media allow him to get away with it – instead of raising the firestorm of disapproval his countless campaign lies deserved – was decidedly less enjoyable.]

Napolitano said, “it’s a sad state of affairs when this Harvard educated, University of Chicago Law School-hired, so-called constitutional scholar […] doesn’t understand the basics of the Constitution and the job and the role of the president of the United States.”

But Kelly didn’t really want to talk about the legal arguments.. The lawyer in her wanted to nail the president for repeatedly “misrepresenting the facts to the American people.”

“Does Barack Obama have an adult relationship with the truth?” Kelly asked.

“The president does not have an adult relationship with the truth. The president lies about whether or not he lied in the past!” Napolitano exclaimed.

Kelly said that the media has allowed Obama to get away with this, and Napolitano asked a question many Fox News viewers are probably wondering: “Do you think he’d come on ‘The Kelly File?’”

Kelly noted she would be going to the White House Christmas Party, which she expected would be “awkward.”