Here is insane view of the actions of a mob.
About 500 angry, pro abortion feminists attending the “National Women’s Encounter” conference in Posadas, surrounded the nearby cathedral, intent upon defacing the church. Several of the local Catholics locked arms in front of the church to prevent them from defacing it. The feminists then attacked and abused Catholics, spray painting them, spitting on them, screaming at them, taunting and otherwise abusing them. They also spray painted the cathedral with anarchist and pro abortion phrases.
Some took pictures and posed laughing in front of the abused Catholics. The Catholics locked arms and continued to pray the Rosary as they were abused.
It is not clear where the police were. There have been similar actions before from prior National Women’s Encounter events elsewhere in the country, including in 2010, when they vandalized buildings and seriously injured one person.
What can bring left and right together and unite all under one umbrella?
Unified disgust at the Westboro Baptist roadshow.
Westboro Baptist Church’s Shirley Phelps-Roper tries to instruct and gets a tad schooled.
Shirley Phelps-Roper (@DearShirley) August 28, 2012
Nickarama (@Nickarama1) August 28, 2012
Today the glare of media was on politician Todd Akin and his comment about rape. Akin has said he misspoke and apologized for the comment. It seems likely he will have to withdraw from his political race.
Yet this MSM focus seems to vanish when it comes to things which the MSM eyes more favorably, such as Occupy.
Over this past weekend, Occupy Truth, a coming together of bloggers and ordinary citizens, shone a focus on the violence within Occupy that the MSM continues to ignore or cover poorly. Occupy the Truth, held in Cleveland, focused especially on the fact that the MSM continues to ignore the Occupy connection in the case of Occupiers arrested for planning to blow up the Cuyahoga Bridge in Cleveland.
Occupy continues in its way with violence in discussion and approach, all the while being cast by MSM as “mostly peaceful”.
Occupy Oakland organizer Jessica Hollie (otherwise known as “Bella Eiko”) recently tweeted the following:
Eiko Huh (@BellaEiko) August 20, 2012
Just for background, “FTP” means “fuck the police” and “ACAB” means “All cops are bastards”. These are typical hashtags of Occupy along with “revolution” and “us revolution”.
You can see further fun moments with Bella Eiko here where she and other occupiers brings a city council meeting to chaos, and where Bella and others march on a councilwoman’s home, after Occupiers put out a “wanted” poster on the council woman.
Who is Lovelle Mixon?
Mr. Mixon is a man who killed four police officers on March 21, 2009. The police have also linked him to three sexual assaults. Included among the sexual assaults is the assault at gunpoint of a 12 year old girl. More back ground on Mixon here.
The article that Ms. Hollie cites appears to justify or at least excuse Mixon’s actions because he had difficulty finding a job after he got out of prison and had a parole officer who cancelled appointments on him.
Ms. Hollie’s statement is not a misstatement, not taken out of context. It is, sadly, apparently, what she truly believes.
When your vision gets that narrow in pursuit of your cause, it may be time to hang it up. “God bless them”-Nancy Pelosi.
25 of the 40 staff members, 11 of the 28 classroom teachers or support staff have left PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, in Coney Island, New York.
This is the same school that in June caused an uproar when the principal, Greta Hawkins, forbade children in a kindergarten graduation ceremony from singing the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless the USA”. She initially said that it could be offensive to people in the school who came from different cultures. Then she claimed the song was too difficult for the children to sing and replaced it with the Justin Bieber song, “Baby”, which also was ultimately axed from the program.
It appears it is the authoritarian rule of Hawkins that the teachers and staff are fleeing. “I couldn’t take it anymore,” said a veteran teacher who found a new job in Queens. “Some people were being picked on, and some were waiting to be picked on.” Some referred to the environment as “toxic” since Hawkins took over three years ago. 9 teachers and 3 other classroom support staff transferred over the summer.
The NY Post noted both sides of the situation:
“Most who left were disgruntled staff who were either disciplined or lost grievances for incomplete lesson plans,” a [Principal Hawkins] spokeswoman said. Hawkins did not return messages.
But teachers said Hawkins fabricated cases to torment her perceived enemies. On the last day of school, she threatened to slap any teacher with a “U,” or unsatisfactory rating, who didn’t turn in records, keys and other items she demanded at the last minute, staffers said.
The tension is not new.
The hostility goes back to a June 2010 staff meeting, where Hawkins reportedly announced: “I’m black. Your previous principal was white and Jewish. More of us are coming.”
Despite a DOE reprimand, the atmosphere worsened. “It all went downhill after that. She wanted revenge,” a staffer said.
Hawkins used spies and even scolded teachers for talking to each other in the hallway, several said.
“She’s vindictive. She’s malicious. She’ll smile but do things behind your back,” said a teacher leaving PS 90 after 10-plus years.
One exiting aide was accused of harassment after complaining that a teacher favored by Hawkins kept a hamster in a filthy cage.
“She removed me from the classroom instead of the hamster,” the aide said.
Parents upset with the exodus of teachers are appealing to the schools chancellor Dennis Walcott to do something to address the situation.
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?
This scrum occurred at an area where cyclists were being prevented from getting closer to the venue.
The propaganda line for media is that the video puportedly shows police beating a man in a wheelchair.
Yet it shows nothing of the kind.
Apparently a cop began to arrest a woman, the reason for which is not clear, as the tape starts subsequently, and appears to have been edited.
But what the video does show is the cop thereafter being set upon by the “protesters”, as they try to “de-arrest” the woman, a common tactic we have seen with Occupy. The officer is jumped by others, including by a big burly man on a Harley (the alleged “disabled” man in a “wheelchair”). The officer is helped by a female police medic, but they are both surrounded and outnumbered, and have to call for help.
Since April 26, there have been several “white powder scares” in Portland as well as in other cities around the country.
The Portland case appears to have been cracked. The letters containing the white powder were sent from the Multnomah County Jail. This seems to explain the statement earlier from police, “the letters have been stopped”.
At least two of the envelopes containing white powder also had the word “anthrax” written on them. Understandably, one might wonder how such letters could be sent out of a jail. However, while mail going into the jail is checked, mail going out is not unless investigators are specifically keeping an eye on someone’s actions.
Federal investigators are reportedly looking at a federal inmate who was being held at the jail. That inmate has now been transferred to a federal facility in Sheridan, Oregon.
The letters had been sent to the federal courthouse, the Lloyd Center mall, a business office at the airport, a business office at the downtown Hilton, the Marquam Building that houses OHSU offices and the Market Center Building that houses some offices for Portland State University.
There was no anthrax in any of the letters and no one was physically hurt in any of the incidents. Grant Coffey, Portland Fire & Rescue’s HAZMAT coordinator estimates however that the costs in resonse so far may reach as much as $14,000. Several buildings were required to be evacuated, hazmat teams scrambled people quarantined briefly in response.
In other “white powder scares” elsewhere, the FBI has linked the mailings of hundreds of envelopes containing white powder over the last four years to the work of someone in Texas.
The FBI released a statement that several of these letters contained a Texas postmark and contained references to subjects such as Nazis and Al Qaida. A $150,000 reward is being offered in this case.
The letters sent last week in Connecticut that Citizen Journalist reported on previously allegedly had an Al Qaida reference.