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The records are taking their sweet time being loaded at the Wake County Sheriff’s site. I’m not linking to every record this time as the WCS site won’t let you permanently link to records. Those curious about the number of clergy, Liberal university professors, the unemployed/retired, in other other words mainly older White Liberals, being arrested can do their own search at WCS. It’s worth noting that, so far, no one has been arrested twice. Given the local population attendance, they’re going to have to double up soon.
Here are the 5 names listed thus far for June 10th by WCS below. When more are posted I will update.
Records at WakeMugs.com had the mug shots for 4 of the 5 up:
As if Moral Monday’s weren’t enough, we now also had a ‘Witness Wednesday’ this week. I was actually nearby when they started to form their group, having just attended the Stop Common Core event — where we talked to dozens of legislators like adults and resulted in zero arrests. Go figure.
Well Witless Witness Wednesday had a ‘handful’ of arrests too. WCS only has one name up right now:
This was supposed to be a protest commemorating the assassination of Medgar Evers yet it was turned into some kind of social justice circus by the NAACP and the AFL-CIO. WRAL falls all over itself to report:
Raleigh, N.C. — After weeks of Monday protests in which dozens of people were arrested at the General Assembly, a Wednesday afternoon protest ended with only eight people taken away by police.
The “Witness Wednesday” event coincided with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of NAACP activist Medgar Evers outside his Jackson, Miss., home.
The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP led the protest, which included the same criticism of Republican-backed legislation, from slashing unemployment benefits to using state money to provide vouchers for some students to attend private schools, that has marked the weekly “Moral Monday” protests.
“The Holy Scriptures declare that, when we stand for righteousness, when we heed the call to do what is right, we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses of those who died – or suffered and died – who have gone on but now sit in glory, and they cheer us on,” said Rev. William Barber, state NAACP president.
“It is the great witness of those who died before us and who fought before us that is the ultimate critique on the immoral and extreme legislation coming out of this General Assembly and out of the Governor’s Office,” Barber said. “When you attack poor people, when you attack voting rights, when you attack the most vulnerable, that’s wrong. Their blood speaks.”
Dear Rev. Barber: Give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and what is God’s to God. Do not confuse the two. Continue reading
This morning I was reviewing the arrest reports from the June 3rd meltdown and came across two out of towners in the arrest list. These two hail from NYC. Quite a long way away from home.
Interesting to note the out of town union factor:
Estela Vasquez — She’s from NYC, NY and employer is LABOR UNION. Specifically the SEIU 1199. She’s tied to healthcare as the Executive Director of United Healthcare Workers East. Estela is a fan of Occupy:
Estela Vasquez, Exec VP 1199 SEIU #J15 #OWS #OccupyTheDream twitpic.com/87tnp0
— Liza Sabater (@blogdiva) January 16, 2012
George Gresham — He’s from NYC, NC and employer is HEALTHCARE UNION. In fact, he and Estela know each other and are both in SEIU 1199. George is the President of 1199 and was arrested at Occupy in NY. Reverend Barber and Gresham are also quite friendly. They even teamed up in 2011 to protest the Koch Brothers in NY, because apparently voter ID is racist and somehow it’s all Koch’s fault. Barber also spoke in NY at the SEIU delegates assembly in 2012:
Rev. Barber brought the delegates to their feet time and again as he described what was at stake in this year’s elections and what the labor movement and its allies need to do to ensure that their interest and concerns are not ignored. He often quoted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to make his points.
“Labor and civil rights are two movements traveling in the same direction,” Rev. Barber said, paraphrasing Dr. King. He talked about the need to revive the fusion politics that made the Reconstruction period in the South one of the nation’s greatest eras. “Leaders in that period recognized that everyone, regardless of race, has a right to enjoy the fruits of their labor.”
Rev. Barber drew loud cheers when he enumerated contributions of the labor movement that many now take for granted. “If you like Sundays off and paid vacations, thank the labor movement,” he roared. He left the stage to thunderous applause.
1199 Secretary Treasurer Maria Castaneda, who has been working the past month with the Weekend Warriors in Pennsylvania, reviewed the accomplishment of the volunteer electioneering program. “We have knocked on 52,000 doors and have gotten 13,000 pledges to vote for President Obama,” Castaneda said. “We’ve also registered 800 new voters.”
The Daily Haymaker is already on the case. I was pleased someone else was pointing out that SEANC has been taken over by the SEIU.:
SEIU owns North Carolina’s State Employees Association (SEANC). SEANC members will tell you — with a straight face — that they are an association, not a union. Never mind that their web site touts the group as SEIU Local 2008.
Lately, our state’s stupid, gullible, and mostly corrupt mainstream media have been gushing over these so-called ”Moral Monday” protests at the legislative building in Raleigh. We’ve been subjected to puff pieces trying to portray the protesters — hauled off to jail for disturbing the peace and trespassing — as frustrated taxpayers who are not much different than those Tea Party folks.
But NC NAACP president Bill Barber — aka “The Round Rev” — may have spilled the beans. Barber has been the front man for these “Moral Monday” protests aimed at halting such atrocities as letting working people keep more of their money, letting parents have more input into their children’s education, and forcing government to live within its means. Barber’s group issued a release about their latest ruckus on Jones Street:
[...] A crowd of roughly 1,600 people – including more than 100 who were arrested and jailed – gathered at the North Carolina General Assembly for a mass pray-in, sing-in and teach-in against the extreme agenda of the state leadership. The multiracial group of clergy members, representatives from SEIU District 1199, college students, seniors, doctors, nurses and others are participating in the fifth recurring “Moral Monday” protest to oppose and expose an avalanche of regressive bills from the legislature. [...]
SCREEEEEEEECHHHH. Wha ….???? The State Employees Association is SEIU 2008. Who is SEIU 1199? Well, those folks are from the New York City area and surrounding states. Carpetbaggers. Astroturfers.
Indeed. The swell in numbers from a few hundred to over an estimated 1,000 would seem to indicate the SEIU brought their own movable protest yet again. Gee, it looks like McCrory was right. There’s that ‘out of town influence’ that Democratic Rapid Response’s Ben Ray complained about:
McCrory warned that outside groups were helping stir up trouble.
“Outsiders are coming in and they’re going to try to do to us what they did to Scott Walker in Wisconsin,” he said referring to that state’s governor. Walker and Republican legislators in Wisconsin passed a contentious law in 2011 that stripped most state workers’ collective bargaining rights. The law sparked massive protests at the state Capitol that generated national publicity for Walker. “They are going to come in and try to change the subject. And I’m not going to let them. I’m going to concentrate on the economy, education and government efficiency.”
Ben Ray, the state Democratic Party’s rapid response director, criticized McCrory’s comments.
“Gov. McCrory’s attitude is everything wrong with Raleigh. He’s joined Phil Berger and Thom Tillis to reject health care for 500,000 North Carolinians and is embracing a deeply unpopular legislature that works for special interests, not North Carolina families,” he said.
He added that it was hypocritical for McCrory to say outside groups were targeting North Carolina.
“Pat McCrory had more than $5 million spent on his behalf by outside groups in 2012. Accusing North Carolinians opposed to his special interest-driven agenda of being outsiders is rank hypocrisy,” he said. (ABC 11)
Indeed. Hypocritical that Democrats only complain about outside money when they are not the ones receiving it. Don’t worry, Mr. Ray — the Democrats are not being left out. Kay Hagan is likely getting a lot of outside money, although it is hard to tell since she’s using the donor obscuring ACT BLUE to raise her money. Let’s not forget one of her bigger donors last cycle was MoveOn.org. Continue reading
Tonight on Twitter, the Wake County Dems showed their ass – pun intended.
Our Lt Gov has no business criticizing common core standards when his own kids are homeschooled and held to no standards. #ncpol #nced
— Wake County Dems (@wakedems) June 5, 2013
How do ya like that new tone! Why do Democrats hate homeschoolers? Oh wait, silly me they hate Dan Forest, who cares if some kids get in the way of a good old fashioned political attack.
Not to mention sheer ignorance on the requirements of and what it means to be homeschooled. Common Core is an utter train wreck; those defending it are practicing protectionism of various forms or willfully are remaining ignorant.
Here’s the video the Wake County Dems are all pushed out of shape about, via my post at Stop Common Core NC:
[youtube=http://youtu.be/KdCav9-2Ri4] Continue reading
This past Monday saw another round of arrests at “Moral Mondays” in front of the NCGA. The Left is very upset their decades of rule have come to an end. The voters of the state overwhelmingly voted them out, flipping over 28 seats to do it. That’s a pretty powerful statement about how people felt the Democrats were running things in North Carolina. With the repeal of Obamacare gaining more traction, the Democrats are panicking they will be shut out in 2014 too. Cue the protests about social issues and ‘regressive’ agendas.
The Wake County Democrats, led by Dan Blue, have come out supporting these protests. This past Monday, were 151 useful idiots in all who were arrested and those that were wanted to be arrested. That’s how getting big press and national attention works. Remember Occupy? Well, it seems that the Wake County Democrats didn’t want their supporters to get arrested – that’s not the “purpose” of supporting these protests.
The purpose is to flip the House and Senate back — pretty much what I said was the point of these meltdowns. They want to take back the Board of County Commissioners too. Purse strings are key, you know.
From the News and Observer:
The Wake County Democratic Party is officially throwing its support behind the “Moral Monday” protests at the General Assembly being organized by the state NAACP.
In an email message Sunday, Wake Democratic Party Chairman Dan Blue III urges Democrats to attend the protests because they are “an early salvo in what will be a long fight for North Carolina’s future.” But Blue, a lawyer, says in the message that he’s not advising that people attend in order to get arrested.
Biue writes that “we can regain a majority on our County Commissioners to prevent collateral attacks on our Wake County Schools” and “we can regain a majority in our Wake delegation to the General Assembly to prevent unjust local bills.” But he writes “it still will not be enough” unless Democrats regain the majority in the legislature.
The News and Observer also has the text of the letter. I have obtained a copy in PDF format. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of the letter, which News and Observer left out of their article. Continue reading