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In Chicago, a smaller ALEC protest at the Palmer House Hilton that took place on the 5th was ramped up into a full-on Occupy style event on the 8th. Both sets of protests ended with a handful of arrests, but the more recent event that took place on the 8th included scuffles with police.
These protests have ties to Raleigh’s Moral Monday and Democrat activists in the area. Continue reading
In the weeks following the George Zimmerman trial, a rather shameful comparison has arisen. The comparison being made is that of Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin. This is positively disgusting and serves no other purpose than the fuel racial tensions. Continue reading
At the last “Moral Monday” in Raleigh, Reverend Barber returned to his favorite card in the deck and gave a speech about Trayvon Martin. In the press release that accompanied the video, the NC NAACP boasted:
Less than 48 hours after the verdict in the murder of Trayvon Martin, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II flew back to NC from the National NAACP Convention to deliver a personal and passionate message to the Moral Monday 11 gathering at the NC General Assembly.
Yes, he dashed back to take advantage of this tragedy to score political points. Not something I would have bragged about. If that introduction wasn’t bad enough, the speech itself was far worse. Barber describes in his speech about what happened to Martin was a “lynching” and compares the verdict to Emmett Till in 1955:
Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi on August 24, 1955 when he reportedly flirted with a white cashier at a grocery store. Four days later, two white men kidnapped Till, beat him, and shot him in the head. The men were tried for murder, but an all-white, male jury acquitted them. Till’s murder and open casket funeral galvanized the emerging civil rights movement.
How repugnant is this comparison, not to mention irresponsibly misleading?
This is the face of “Moral Monday”?
Here’s the video:
Another Monday, another set of hippies carted off in zip tie handcuffs. No worries though, the over $60k in costs to taxpayers are being cut down because they are no longer being fingerprinted and photographed. They’re just arresting them for show now. Isn’t that fun?
Don’t worry about money though. Reverend Barber has it covered: Continue reading
It was another Meltdown Moral Monday at the NC General Assembly today courtesy of the tantrum throwing Left. The usual suspects were there – NAACP, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, Occupy, NC Student Power Union, BluePrint NC, NC Justice Center, NC Policy Watch, along with a host of others. Last, but not least, the NC AFL-CIO was the big attraction this week. More folks bused in because none of the thousands of employees in the multitude of state buildings flanking the NCGA wants to join their fracas:
It looks like there will be big numbers once again at today’s Moral Monday protests. Friends report (and this article confirms) that two busloads of outside agitators will be coming from Asheville alone this afternoon.
Click here to watch Rev. William Barber’s response to the Civitas Institute’s offensive mug shot website about the protesters. -Source: The Progressive Pulse
Perhaps that is because this ‘movement’ is not representative of NC like they claim. Oh goodie! AGITATORS! Now we’re talkin’! Hey, my source tells me it was more than just two buses. They spotted five making drop offs while on their way to get the heck out of there. They were unable to get close enough to check the plates this time. Shame. I bet they were all from North Carolina though, don’t you?
I watched some of the speeches. Listened to Barber thunder on, sermonizing and demonizing. One could even characterize it as threatening; not unlike Occupy rhetoric. It’s all about morality, racism, extremism and how awful it is that the grownups had to come in and clean up decades of Democrat made messes. Real pity, that. The only extremism I see is the messy, hypocrisy laden musings of a Reverend attempting to stay relevant.
Forward! Together! Water rights or…something.
#forwardtogether #moralmondays #ncpol pic.twitter.com/A07kknPzqO
— Pricey Harrison (@priceyharrison) June 24, 2013
Prior to today’s scheduled hissy fit, the first wave of protesters hit the courts. They want their cases dismissed, despite costing the taxpayers tens of thousands. Once again, our Liberal friends misunderstand or don’t know their history. Civil Disobedience has historical significance, but it also means taking the consequences along with the coveted media coverage. Complaining you don’t want to pay after you scarfed down the whole meal is not just lame, but a crime. Time to ante up.
Once again, I assert this is not about any of the touchstone Liberal causes the Reverend is using to whip up a frenzy in the useful pawns that have decided to follow him into arrest. This is about the loss of control. The sheer volume Barber is yelling his slew of shaming labels attests to the panic in the Left in North Carolina. This state has voted not to become New York or California and they are in free fall. Via Daily Haymaker:
Rob “Mr. Politics” Christensen says North Carolina politics has gone from “polarized to paranoid.” The guy who was the first — and I think ONLY – member of the news media to ever be physically removed from a NCGOP convention, says we are overreacting to what he and his comrades have been doing: […]Which brings me to the conservative fantasy – being flogged by Pope, Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republicans: that there is a vast Democratic conspiracy to take them down. Never have the Democrats had less clout in North Carolina. They have lost control of all three branches. The state Democratic Party is in disarray. The party’s sources of money have dried up. No new leaders have stepped forward. It’s best response so far has been getting arrested – a tactic traditionally reserved by the powerless in societies. And how did this vast Democratic conspiracy develop you might ask? Faced with what they knew would be an unstopped onslaught of Republican-backed legislation , liberal groups held a strategy session in December on how they might slow it down. A three-page memo was prepared by Jessica Laurenz, North Carolina director of America Votes, a liberal group that works with a coalition of other liberal groups. The memo says the Democrats didn’t have a prayer to pass anything they wanted, but their best shot was in “mitigating” the damage done by Republicans by crippling GOP leaders McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger. The memo lays out numerous ideas, including videotaping GOP leaders’ speeches, hiring private detectives and in other ways attempting to “eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern.”
Videotaping, private detectives, evisceration… sounds pretty ‘extremist’ to me. Ah, our unbiased media… like the writer from the Asheville Citizen Times:
On the road to follow #avl protesters at #MoralMonday in Raleigh today. Know anyone going? #avlnews #ncpol pic.twitter.com/Khoq1fMKQz
— Casey Blake (@CaseyBlakeACT) June 24, 2013
Get mom and pops in the car there, Casey.
Anyhoo — Let’s see some tweets from today’s mayhem, shall we? Let’s start with the crowd size estimates that seem a little out of whack given the average attendance (excluding the astroturfed June 3rd event) is around 300 people. ABC11 doesn’t even mention crowd size at all in their evening report. You’d think if it was a big turn out that would be the headline, no?As of this post, WRAL didn’t even have a story up on it. I find that odd since WRAL has been such a wonderful supporter of Moral Mondays.
Remember, no one was arrested that didn’t hit the NAACP Lawyer meeting beforehand: Continue reading