The Death of Hope and Change
“Hope” and “Change” caskets removed from protesters in Chicago, about 7:10 last night, Prudential Plaza, Chicago, Obama’s Campaign Headquarters.
Remember those nasty Chick Fil A protesters who were harassing the street preacher in this video?
Meet Spencer Thayer, the loud one in the video in the plaid shirt who “hates God”.
In our “it’s a small (leftist) world” file, turns out Spencer Thayer is with Occupy Chicago. Like many Occupiers, Spencer is a professional “activist”. He was one before Occupy, and now is going back to some of the things he did before Occupy. He creatively has the anarchist circle “A” as part of his name on Twitter. He also has strong feelings about America:
@BLMBaH Thank you. "Death to America!"—
SPENCER THⒶYER (@spencerthayer) August 08, 2012
When he learned about the reaction to his actions, Spencer reveled in the attention:
Hello, I am Spencer Thayer. "Faggot Mob Leader," as seen on The Blaze and the Christian News Network.—
SPENCER THⒶYER (@spencerthayer) August 09, 2012
And speculated on what he could do with a picture of Breitbart:
SPENCER THⒶYER (@spencerthayer) August 10, 2012
Spencer, while seeking attention, has yet to realize that he is not attracting more folks to his cause by his actions. Indeed, the more he and his fellow anarchists do, the more they show themselves for what they are. So keep on Spencer, as you are a useful example.
Last Friday, pro gay marriage activists verbally harassed a preacher reading a bible at a Chick Fil A in Chicago.
Here is more Chick Fil A confrontation from that same location in Chicago this Wednesday. What is it about Chicago and that location that brings out the attack police?
In this video, there are actually two sets of protesters-one set pro-traditional marriage apparently, the other pro gay marriage. The priest, Father Gerald O’Reilly, begins to walk, praying the Rosary quietly, but in the middle of the pro gay marriage group. He is then verbally set upon, loudly and viciously, until he is led out by police.
In the free market of ideas, is it an outdated thought that one can actually hold an opposing view and not be set upon? Or, possibly, even that calm sharing of ideas can result?
Remember when Don Lemon of CNN decried police action against NATO protesters with the comment “Does anyone deserve this” to video of police hitting people with batons?
Don Lemon admits that he doesn’t know what prompted the reaction, yet makes the comment anyway.
Hey Don, perhaps you missed this video, shot from a different angle and not edited like the one that you had. This contains the precipitating attack by Occupiers. Notice in the middle of the screen as a black shield is passed to the front at :07, then a red shield. Then long poles/sticks. Notice how they begin to clump up to form a tight mass, one adjusts his scarf mask, and another man in a green shirt steps out, knowing what is coming and not wanting to be involved. They know what is coming. All the while, black bloc member is up front distracting (seemingly) the cops from the preparation movements. They then charge the cops.
Even as they are pushed back by cops, you can see Occupiers with sticks continuing to hit and kick out at the police. Others continue to throw sticks and bottles at the police. You can also see some seek to “de-arrest” one member, trying to grab him from police custody.
This has been a typical tactic-to precipitate action and then show the reaction, clipping the provocation. Anything to get that “police brutality” shot.
Does that answer your question, Don?
These individuals charged today are self-proclaimed anarchists who traveled together from Florida to the Chicago area,” said Cook County State’s Anita Alvarez. “Their intent was to commit terrorist acts of violence and destruction during the NATO Conference.”
Specifically, Alvarez said the group planned to attack police cars and four Chicago Police stations with “destructive devices.” The attacks on police were intended to be a diversionary tactic to undermine the police response to other attacks, Alvarez said.
“Some of the proposed targets included the campaign headquarters of President Barack Obama, the home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and certain downtown financial institutions,” Alvarez said.
The group also allegedly was conducting surveillance on Chicago Police Headquarters.
“They also employed police counter-measures such as manufacturing a shield with protruding nails, and police also seized an assault mask, gas mask equipment, and other gear to help hide their identity during their operations,” Alvarez said. “At one point in the investigation, defendant Church stated that he also wanted to buy several assault rifles, and indicated that if a police officer was going to point a gun at him, then he would be pointing one back at a police officer.”
The defendants also produced Molotov cocktails out of old beer bottles filled with gasoline and capped with cut bandannas as fuses, Alvarez said.
“As they prepared and plotted how they would use the Molotov cocktails, defendant church at one point asked his co-defendants if he had ever seen a ‘cop on fire,’ as he discussed throwing a Molotov cocktail into the 9th District Chicago Police station,” Alvarez said.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, one suspect said, “The city doesn’t know what it is in for”.
On Wednesday, members of the Chicago Police Department’s Organized Crime Division raided a Bridgeport apartment at 1013 W. 32nd Street where the protesters were staying, seizing four Molotov cocktails and arresting nine people.
They executed a “no knock” search warrant that allows officers in extraordinary circumstances to enter a home without first announcing their office, authorities said.
The officers seized a mortar gun, swords, a crossbow, a throwing star, ninja knives, knives with brass-knuckle handles and written plans for the assembly of pipe bombs, prosecutors said.
The alleged anarchists planned to use torn bandanas jammed into gasoline-filled beer bottle bombs as fuses, prosecutors said.
They allegedly planned to attack four police stations with the Molotov cocktails in hopes of slowing down the police response to the higher-profile attacks.
Excerpts released today from the new book “The Amateur” by Edward Klein, reveal that an ally of presidential candidate Barack Obama offered Rev. Jeremiah Wright $150,000 to keep his mouth shut until after the 2008 election.
Wright, who was Obama’s pastor in Chicago, became problematic during the campaign after sermons attacking US came out. Among Wright’s most damning sermons to come to light during the election, he said the 9/11 attacks deserved that they were “America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” He also encouraged people to sing “God Damn America” rather than “God Bless America”
“After the media went ballistic on me, I received an e-mail offering me money not to preach at all until the November presidential election,” Wright told Klein, according to the New York Post, which obtained the excerpts. Klein asked who sent the email, and Wright responded that it was one of Obama’s “closest friends”. According to Wright, this friend sent the offer to one of the members of the church, who sent it to him. The amount offered was $150,000
Then Obama himself got involved with a personal plea to Wright to shut up. Klein asked “Did Obama himself ever make an effort to see you?”
“Yes,” Wright said. “Barack said he wanted to meet me in secret, in a secure place. And I said, ‘You’re used to coming to my home, you’ve been here countless times, so what’s wrong with coming to my home?’ So we met in the living room of the parsonage of Trinity United Church of Christ, at South Pleasant Avenue right off 95th Street, just Barack and me. I don’t know if he had a wire on him. His security was outside somewhere.
“And one of the first things Barack said was, ‘I really wish you wouldn’t do any more public speaking until after the November election.’ He knew I had some speaking engagements lined up, and he said, ‘I wish you wouldn’t speak. It’s gonna hurt the campaign if you do that.’
“And what did you say?” I asked. “I said, ‘I don’t see it that way. And anyway, how am I supposed to support my family?’ And he said, ‘Well, I wish you wouldn’t speak in public. The press is gonna eat you alive.’
“Barack said, ‘I’m sorry you don’t see it the way I do. Do you know what your problem is?’ And I said, ‘No, what’s my problem?’ And he said, ‘You have to tell the truth.’ I said, ‘That’s a good problem to have. That’s a good problem for all preachers to have. That’s why I could never be a politician.’
“And he said, ‘It’s going to get worse if you go out there and speak. It’s really going to get worse.’