D.C. Superior Court Honors Black Panther Radical, Communist Occupier, Angela Davis…

You have GOT to be kidding me.

With the exception of Condoleezza Rice, these are all left wing women, but most are valid trailblazers in their own right.

Angela Davis, however, has an outrageously radical history that should not be celebrated anywhere near a place where the rule of law is respected. I’d like to know who came up with the idea to include her among this list of women being honored for “paving the way to greatness in politics” on a poster hung in the D.C. Superior Court building for Black History month.

The Washington Times has the story:

One might quibble with some of the choices, but most of them are women who indeed deserved to be celebrated. They include: Shirley Chisholm, the first black congresswoman and the first black woman who sought to run for president; Carol Moseley Braun, the first black female U.S. senator; former National Security Council adviser and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the first black female to hold both offices; Patricia Roberts Harris, the first black female Cabinet secretary, U.S. ambassador and law school dean; and our current first lady, Michelle Obama.

One of these personifications of “greatness,” however, comes as a shock, especially in the context of a court of law. It is none other than Angela Davis, a black activist who came to prominence in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party U.S.A. and the radical black group the Black Panther Party. Ms. Davis was such a high profile communist in the latter days of the Cold War that she was awarded the so-called “Lenin Peace Prize,” given to her in a Moscow ceremony by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev himself.

Of course, Ms. Davis, too, was a trailblazer in her own way.

She was the second black woman to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. She earned that distinction as a fugitive wanted on murder and kidnapping charges stemming from her role in a notorious attack on a courtroom in Marin County in California.

Continue reading as former radical, Ronald Radosh looks back on her involvement in that murder, how she was able to beat the rap, and her role as a driving force in the “prison abolition” movement.

Radosh asks, “did it occur to anyone in the D.C. court system that honoring her for the benefit of its jury pools might send a mixed message?”

Last month, Davis endorsed Occupy Oakland’s National Occupy Day in support of   “political prisoners” , which she defines as “any black serving a prison sentence in the United States”:

On March 1, she spoke at OccupyOakland’s Occupy4Prisoners Lecture at Grand Lake Theater, in Oakland California.

Here is video footage of Angela Davis giving one of the opening speeches on the morning of November 2, 2011.  Occupy Oakland’s “General Strike”  disrupted banks and shut down evening operations at one of the nation’s busiest shipping ports.

According to Radosh:

While Ms. Davis proudly wore the badge of political prisoner, and applies it to any black person who is held in prison, even when she was awaiting trial she steadfastly backed the imprisonment of Soviet political dissidents, whom she called common criminals. When Russian tanks and troops intervened in Czechoslovakia in 1968, she proudly defended the Soviet invasion. Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn told the AFL-CIO in 1975 that given her own campaign on behalf of her freedom, it was more than hypocritical for her to oppose an appeal made to her for freedom by Czech dissidents.

Again – I want to know who is responsible for putting this woman’s Commie mug on a poster among women being honored for “paving the way for political greatness.”

There is nothing great about Angela Davis’ political accomplishments. At least not coming from the point of view of  most Americans. And by most – I mean anyone to the right of Malcolm X, Malik Zulu Shabazz, Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, and Professor Derrick Bell.

SEE ALSO:

Big Government: Obama: Communist-Recognized Congressman ‘Shares Our Values’

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This What Educational Failure Looks Like

The expression is that “A picture is worth a thousand words”.

This one is the ultimate intellectual expression of the American Left. In it, one sees the contempt that they have for other people’s achievements, and those who help perpetuate society by safeguarding those achievements and keeping the peace. Any discussion of the inconvenient truth that no matter WHO leads it, Marx/Commu/Socialism will never work is wasted on people who can find eloquence in excrement.  They are blind to a political and economic system that allows the individual to “pursue happiness” by taking responsibility for their own destiny, rather than being yoked to a collective standard chosen by other people.

I have had exchanges with some of the #OWS (Occupy Wall Street) supporters this week on Twitter.  All condemn the “greed” of Wall Street, while being completely blind to their own envy and sense of entitlement to what these “evil” greedy people have. They rail against corporations for their lack of “accountability to the people”, and refuse to acknowledge that corporations answer to their shareholders and the government, and were designed that way, instead of focusing their attentions on the people who were always intended to be accountable to them: elected officials.

They tell their sob stories of hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt for their MFA degrees and living in parents’ basements, unable to get food stamps for their cats, or jobs that allow them to pay back their student loans. Each adds their plaintive voices to a chorus of whiny stories that call themselves “We Are the 99%” as opposed to the evil, greedy 1% of rich people who they feel entitled to “take” from. I’d call them “We Are The Falsely Entitled”. They talk about “new” economic models where workers have a say in how businesses are run, and how they have to “collapse the system” in order to build a society that is “fair” and doesn’t pick winners and losers, which is utter nonsense.  If society didn’t pick winners and losers, then you should be able to go to the corner store and purchase an ice cold Chrystal Pepsi for yourself.  They are immune to the suggestion that it is reasonable and understandable to be angry about a government that picks winners and losers, when its role is to act as referree.

This insistence on “fairness” is the expression of the naive and those blinded by envy, both of whom are eminently willing to surrender a potential that they have been tricked into thinking that they do not have, or that they are too afraid to command for themselves, to people only too willing to harness for their own ends. In either event, their childish notion of “fairness” pervades their demands and beliefs. A fairness that betrays opportunity for a physical equality, doled out by beneficent “rulers” who decide what is best for all and make it the assigned task for society.

But what I find the most offensive is that this segment of society, clinging to their Noam Chomsky readers, talking about the need for greater Democracy everywhere, and approving of every new law made by activist federal courts over the last 40 years utterly rejects the Democratic apparatus we already have.  It is urgent to “collapse the system” because “The Corporations” make all the choices for them, leaving the voter with only Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee when the time comes to cast the ballots. When you point out the flaws in this thinking, such as the success that the Tea Party had in backing and electing candidates in 2010, they only offer the electronic equivalent of a blank stare, followed by “That can’t be right. I saw all about the Tea Party is bad on MSNBC.”

When you suggest that if they really are the 99%, then it should be any problem for them to field and elect their own candidates, the only response is mumbling about corruption. And when you suggest that they simply don’t have the right to “collapse” a system that everyone else in society relies on, and has built their lives around, then they don’t have much to say at all, other than to condemn you as one of the 1% or as someone being led by the nose by that 1%.

As ridiculous as they appear to be, their ignorance and their appetites are dangerous. This is a mob that largely has no understanding of civics, of their political history, both the one that is their birthright, and the one they stupidly embrace, and yet believe that society can and should provide them with a life free from want, difficulty, or hard labor. They demonstrate no understanding that the democracy they cry out for is, at its core, only what 50%+1 wants, or that without safeguards for the minorities that are part of the system they want to collapse, they will inevitably be part of the 49%. While I don’t want to spare them the impact of learning that lesson firsthand, I do not want to live in the environment that would teach them, because revolutions are messy, and the temptation for the rest of the world to interfere is too great.  That means that we HAVE to engage them, and let them know that they are nowhere near being 99%, and that the only reason this has gone on this long is because the rest of us had to get up and go to work in the morning.

Crossposted at Taxes, Stupidity, and Death.

Confused Coalition of Hippies, Anarchists, Commies and Alinskyites “Occupy” Wall Street For Days of Rage Protest (With Pictures)

Amazing how these grassroots demonstrators all happen to have pre-printed signs

Watch the confusion livestream, at “Global Revolution” – (Language warning, these are leftists, after all.) I’ve been noticing that the screen goes black every time someone or some group gets too weird. That of course, could be a coincidence since the whole thing is pretty weird. One women stated, they are trying to “transform the culture” through the occupation…a Socialist who is interviewed bemoans the fact that we have “two right-wing parties” in America, today. A woman just said that Wall Street is just “one big, terrible Ponzi scheme.”

Police barricade the Wall Street Bull, and stand guard to protect it from the “peaceful” demonstrators.

Michelle Malkin notes, they’re not even sure what they’re there for.

What do they want? They’re not really sure.

When do they want it? For a couple of months, or until the weather gets too cold, anyway.

A bunch of adrift Alinskyites and disorganized organizers from a group called “Adbusters” are converging in New York City for some reason or other. They’re bringing tents, sleeping bags, yoga instructors, face paint — and at some point, they’ll get around to deciding what their “one demand” is:

On Saturday thousands of us will occupy Wall Street. We will wave our signs, unfurl our banners, beat our drums, chant our slogans … and then we’ll get down to business and hold several people’s assemblies to decide what our “one demand” will be.

Shall we demand that President Obama reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act; outlaw flash trading; impose a 1% tax on all financial transactions?

These are good ideas but not very energizing.

How about we demand the revocation of corporate personhood?

Feels a bit too abstract. Many Americans don’t fully grasp what’s at stake with this one. And besides, even if he wants to, President Obama cannot deliver this immediately. In the wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling, a reform project like this requires a constitutional amendment that would take a few years and a whole movement to achieve.

We could…..

He goes on to spit-ball some more ideas. They’ll come up with a reason why they’re there, any day now. Whatever i turns out to be, it is sure to involve other people paying more in taxes.

Here are some of the sentiments from the Occupy Wall Street participants:

Malkin continues:

The Left’s slumber party protesters say they’ll stayat least a few months until they get their way, whatever it is! Occupy Wall Street!:

On September 17, we want to see 20,000 people flood into lower Manhattan, set up tents, kitchens, peaceful barricades and occupy Wall Street for a few months. Once there, we shall incessantly repeat our one simple demand until Barack Obama capitulates.

Hey, someone notify Attttaaaaack Waaaaaatch!

Here are the Days of Rage Yoga brigades symbolically demonstrating for the world “healing and not destruction and corporate greed” or something….

photo via The Blaze

The Blaze is also covering the demonstration with their own cameras, here.

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Due to excellent police work, the bull remains safe:

pic via @SufficiencyMAF

I hear the Marines are looking for a few good men…

pic via @roxie_hartless

Follow on Twitter using #occupywallstreet  #takewallstreet or #usdor

There’s lots of TCOT snarking  on #takewallstreet.

UPDATE:

LaborUnionReport at Big Government: #OccupyWallStreet Just a Stroll In The Park.

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry…”

What started out as a beautiful, sunny Saturday in New York turned cloudy by mid-afternoon and, while the weather was still mild by 3:15, it became clear by a quick ride through the streets surrounding Wall Street that, despite a warm up event back in August, protesters would not be fulfilling their goal of occupation this weekend.

The NYPD had a sea of blue uniformed officers, as well as police in plain clothes swarming the financial district. Empty police vans, cops with bunbles of zip ties (to be used as handcuffs) on their belts. Streets were closed off with both barricades and a literal solid wall of NYPD officers were blocking the entrances to Wall Street. There would be no occupation.

In fact, were it not for the help from one of New York’s finest giving direction to the new site of #OccupyWallSt, one might have never found the thousand (plus or minus) people occupying Zuccotti Park.

Urban Infidel: Day of Rage: Occupy Wall Street:

Lots more to come! Video, Pics! You name it!

Including this pic:

Ugh

Here is the gallery view.Or click here for the slide show.More videos on the way and updates!
UPDATE – Sunday, September 18. The Ragers are still camped out and intend to stay on through the opening of the stock market tomorrow morning.
UPDATE II:

September 17 was supposed to be the Day of Rage, the starting point of an anti-capitalist revolution that (in theory) was going to sweep the country coast-to-coast. As I noted yesterday, “The plan is to protest in state capitals and major cities across the nation, but the focus of the revolution will be in New York, where a hoped-for 20,000 anti-capitalists will ‘occupy’ Wall Street.”

I dutifully sent my operatives out to cover what were to be three of the largest Day of Rage protests — in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles — so humanity would have a full record of this pivotal moment in history.

Really, I should have learned my lesson by now: The bigger the build-up to a protest, and the more grandiose the promises, the louder the sound of the bellyflop onto the dustbin of irrelevancy.

In other words: “Day of Rage” was a massive FAIL.

This photo essay includes photos from all three protest sites (NY, SF and LA) integrated together, to give you the feel of the fizzled revolution as a whole.

Hit the link to see Zombies many amazing pix.

Sample:

The anti-capitalist organizers announced that they would march to a nearby Wells Fargo branch, invade and occupy!

But, you see, they didn’t count on me throwing a monkey wrench in the works. I skittered ahead, and got to the Wells Fargo about two minutes before the protesters did. I stepped inside and told the security guard that a group of political activists were about to take over the bank.

Then I slipped out the other door and came around front. By the time the protesters finally arrived for their “sneak attack” …

Cross-posted at Left-Wing Institute for Civil Discourse.

Stories You May Have Missed Over The Weekend

As you may have noticed, the rapture failed to materialize on Saturday, but you may have missed Zombie’s firsthand report about the media circus in front of end-times prophet Harold Camping’s Oakland, California headquarters.

Zombie’s photo-essay begins with some serious Christians, who were disgusted by Camping’s self-serving prophecies, and then it takes a major downward slide as the sarcastic hipsters, professional jokers, Gay Pride attention whores, sarcastic nihilists, “scientists,” a koolaid wielding Santa, and basically kooks of every stripe showed up.



As Zombie notes in his/her report, this minor story has mostly been a convenient excuse to bash Christians, even though the vast majority of Christians think Camping is a kook.

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Wackos were out in full force on the East Coast, (*Washington DC), as well for Obama’s AIPAC appearance. The usual Jew-hating suspects were  to protest the event, only as Atlas Shrugs notes, in past years, the group was small and insignificant. Now has swelled to a much larger, bolder, and more menacing crowd. She calls this “the Obama effect”:

What these pictures fail to convey is the malevolent carnival atmosphere, the strange dirge of death music played by awful musicians and drummers. It was a surreal hell.

Yes, that’s Medea Benjamin of Code Pink.

As for Obama’s speech, she says:

In a rare, useless skill set mastered by our clumsy President, Obama managed to double down and backpedal at the same time. He tried to softshoe the ’67 borders remark by focusing instead on the caveat of mutually agreed-upon swaps. He admonished us for taking him the wrong way. I kid you not.

I said that the United States believes that negotiations should result in two states, with permanent Palestinian borders with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt, and permanent Israeli borders with Palestine. The borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states. The Palestinian people must have the right to govern themselves, and reach their potential, in a sovereign and contiguous state.

[…]

That is what I said.  Now, it was my reference to the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps that received the lion’s share of the attention. And since my position has been misrepresented several times, let me reaffirm what “1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps” means.

By definition, it means that the parties themselves – Israelis and Palestinians – will negotiate a border that is different than the one that existed on June 4, 1967. It is a well known formula to all who have worked on this issue for a generation. It allows the parties themselves to account for the changes that have taken place over the last forty-four years, including the new demographic realities on the ground and the needs of both sides. The ultimate goal is two states for two peoples. Israel as a Jewish state and the homeland for the Jewish people, and the state of Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people; each state enjoying self-determination, mutual recognition, and peace.

As if the Muslims would swap anything with the Jews and allow the Jews peace in their rightful homeland. Lunacy.

See update below!

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Jennifer Rubin used the same choice of words: Obama double downs at AIPAC:

The president just finished speaking to a packed convention room at the AIPAC policy conference. He was not booed when he entered; most stood and offered brief applause. Still, the crowd during the speech had long periods of stony silence, and audible boos were heard when he brought up his plan to base an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal on the 1967 border lines. (tsk Pam!) President Obama took nothing back from his foreign policy speech on Thursday and blamed the press for any controversy. He doubled down, making this upcoming presidential election a time for choosing for friends of Israel.

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…the lowlight was his reiteration of his Thursday remarks on the 1967 lines. Oh, yes, he did. But mixed in were blame-the-media and woe-is-me sentiments that were shameful displays by a U.S. president.

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This is the sort of spin that pro-Israel Democrats use to justify voting for Obama. But there is a reality that can’t be avoided. This president once again has proved an apt negotiator on behalf of the Palestinians and a thorn in Israel’s side. Now is a time of choosing for the American Jewish community, for Israel and for Congress. And if Obama should be reelected in 2012 one can only imagine how hostile he will become toward the Jewish state.

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This one via Ace: Flemming and Hayes: Obama’s Classmate At Columbia Raises New Questions:

This candid email was sent to us by someone who wishes to remain anonymous. We have confirmed its author was a student at Columbia University at the same time as Obama.

The points raised in the following email have yet to be addressed by the “main-stream” media, let alone the Obama Administration. What say you?

First, why Columbia?  i.e. why a child from Hawaii, and a school in California would want to go to Columbia (rather than Harvard, Yale, etc).

Columbia is the birthplace of the Communist movement in the United States.
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If you recall, the gentleman that Obama’s grandfather ‘chose’ to be his African American role model, Frank Marshall Davis (who he cites in his books), chairman of the Hawaii Communist Party.

Next.  Despite the press’s stories to the contrary, Obama has long ties, largely through, again, his grandparents, Davis and Valerie Jarret’s families, with yes, Bill Ayers.

And again, despite the press to the contrary, Ayers admission to Columbia just a few years after the planned bombing of Low Library was publicized and criticized all over the campus.  His presence was well known and heavily documented.  Jarrett’s father and Ayer’s father were best friends.

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There’s much more from Obama’s Columbia classmate including — how did a poor Hawaiian  kid from a 3rd rate college like Occidental, ( where he apparently didn’t do well academically) – even get into Columbia?

You’ll definitely want to read his memory of Obama getting slapped down in Brzezinski’s Presidential Brief class for having such outrageous, unrealistic views on unilateral disarmament.

Finish reading at Flemming and Hayes.

Note: Recall Zombie’s October 2008 report —, Barack Obama’s Close Encounter with the Weather Underground  (Did the presidential candidate and the revolutionary terror group cross paths at a violent 1981 anti-Apartheid protest?)

Keep in mind that a fellow-traveler during Obama’s Occidental days, Dr. John Drew, (now reformed), has gone on the record to claim that Obama was a firm believer in violent Marxist revolution at the time.

It would be nice if more former acquaintances who knew Obama back in the day, would  go on the record to tell the world what they know about the man. I’ve read that there are a number of people back in Chicago who know things about Obama that would shock the general public. There are only a few – like Debbie Revor and Dr. Drew,  who have been brave enough to come forward under their real names.

Man up, the rest of you –  2012 is looming.

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PACNW Righty has an interesting post about the left’s latest BDS attack:  Bush Makes a Bunch on the Lecture Circuit, and the Left is Mad

There is just something about George Bush that the leftist press just can’t seem to leave him alone. Now they are picking at him because he is making a fist full of money on the lecture circuit. In a piece at The Daily Beast the author mentions several times that Bush had wanted to stay out of the limelight, then they go on to chastise him for delivering speeches across the country and the world.
When George W. Bush declined President Obama’s invitation to ceremony at New York’s ground zero after Osama bin Laden was killed, the former president citied his desire to keep a low public profile.

But Bush has been raising his profile in a different, and lucrative, way: He has ranked in millions of dollars since leaving office by making scores of speeches the typically warn him six figures a pop.

Breitbart TV: Watch How Rep. Paul Ryan Answers Same Question David Gregory Asked Newt Gingrich

In that same interview, Ryan also reiterated that he is not interested in running for President in 2012.

UPDATE:

Via Big Peace, a video From Philip Klein at the Washington Examiner. Described as a “bizarre video clip from the proceedings of Move Over AIPAC– a production of the Israel-hating hags at Code Pink and several pro-jihad groups.”

What in God’s name was the point?

The saving grace, according to Dave Reaboi is the fact that Helen Thomas, the scheduled keynote speaker at Move Over AIPAC– did not participate in the “mooning for peace.”

iOWNTHEWORLD: Benjamin And Barry – The Early Years. Oy.

Netanyahu……oy oy oy!

*I’ve been confused about where AIPAC took place, all day — at first, assuming it was on the East Coast, either DC or NYC.  Then a report seemed to indicated that it took place in San Francisco, so I issued a correction, I’ve since been able to confirm it was indeed DC, as I originally thought. Sorry for the confusion.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, , thanks!

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Video: Newt’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week Gets Even Worse….

Poor Newt. His terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week just got a little worse….

Via Fox Nation:

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista were hit with glittery confetti by a protester Tuesday during the couple’s appearance at a book-signing.

The man approached the Gingriches during the signing at a downtown Minneapolis hotel, dumped a cracker box full of confetti on the pair and said, “Stop the hate!”

Boy, were they mad –they flinched, dusted themselves off, and looked bewildered that someone would do something like that. The hateful kooks.

But then it got creepy….

The Christian event organizer who ushered the merry prankster out of the room, said… “Have you ever seen us disturb one of your events?” Then he went completely off the rails with: “Peace be with you, brother”.

CREEPY!!!!

The psychotic nice young man who attacked showered a presidential candidate with a box of glitter?

He’s a civic-minded activist who is exposing to the world the HATEY-HATE-HATRED of family-values Christian conservatives. Did you see that hateful Minnesota Family Council event brochure??? I’m still shaking.

He sure made his point.

Yessiree.

Hat tip: iOWNTHEWORLD

Cross-posted at Moonbattracker.

When You’re losing, “Shut Up” Is All You Have Left

Via The MacIver Institute:

From using Nazi references to adorning the American Flag with political bumper stickers and using it as a poncho, the full extremism of the left was on display in Madison, Wisconsin this weekend.

Rejecting any attempts at conveying a ‘New Tone,’ pro-labor union activists attempt to drown out speakers at the tea party rally at the State Capitol on April 16, 2011.

Rally speakers included John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, conservative media maven Andrew Breitbart and former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. However, the protesters did their best to prevent those in attendance from hearing any of them.

Last weekend, we saw the left out in full force – not only in Madison, but Portland, Phoenix, Boston, and elsewhere, trying to drown out the tea party. Not content to respectfully counter protest by displaying their own messages, they aimed to disrupt, and shut down stronger voices.

After losing big in November, and in union reform budget battles  all across the nation, their desperation is clearly showing. Their clanging cowbells sound like a death rattle to me.

See Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse for more on the counter protests, last weekend. Start at the top and scroll down.

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