BET to honor Maxine Waters

Ah, the doddering old fool is being honored for, well, ah, I suppose her incoherent ramblings

BET said the congresswoman will earn the Social Humanitarian Award for “being a fearless and outspoken advocate for under-served population.” The event, hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, takes place Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

Videos of Waters have gone viral on social media, including her insisting that she was “reclaiming my time” at a recent congressional hearing.

Fearless and outspoken advocacy for the under-served? If you mean a scam artist who has gotten rich while her district in California suffers, then sure

of course there is also Waters IMPEACHMENTMANIA!

And, of course Waters does love her some Socialism

Of course to BET, this is unimportant. Waters is a Leftist, BET is devoted to leftist causes so, screw things like ethics

The California Democrat was accused of using her position as a member of the House Financial Services Committee in 2009 to steer $12 million in bailout money to the failing Boston-based OneUnited Bank, in which her husband had substantial stakes.

The federal cash had been earmarked for solvent banks with good banking practices, yet OneUnited, which failed all such criteria, got an exemption from the FDIC accounting rules.

Maybe that’s because Treasury Department bank examiners were subject to a barrage of calls from Waters’ grandson, Mikael Moore, muscling into an operation that was supposed to be judged impartially. In the end, the bank got its cash, leaving FDIC investigators fuming about “a travesty of justice,” and Moore is likely to get off with a slap on the wrist at most.

As for Waters, she skates. “This case is also about access,” Waters said, unwittingly indicating that “access” means access to taxpayer cash, for herself.

With the ethics charge gone, Waters won’t slink off in shame, but will now fail upward, poised to assume minority leadership of the Financial Services Committee.

Going back to the state of her district for a moment, Michelle Malkin stresses just how Waters has “served” her constituents

Waters has spent 37 years in office — many of those years as head of the Congressional Black Caucus — promising to make life better for constituents in economically ravaged South Central Los Angeles.

What do the denizens of her district have to show for it? Staggering levels of persistent unemployment, poverty, and gang violence as the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots looms this coming weekend.

What does Representative Waters have to show for it?

She’s earned a lifetime of left-wing adoration for whitewashing the deadly riots as a “rebellion,” excusing the week-long shooting, looting, and arson orgy as “a spontaneous reaction to a lot of injustice and a lot of alienation and frustration,” and coddling Crips and Bloods gang members — with whom she performed the Electric Slide as part of her “fearless support and understanding of young people and their efforts at self-expression.”

I covered Waters in the early 1990s as an editorial writer and columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. Her federally funded Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center was a gang-infested boondoggle.

She embraced Damian Williams, the infamous thug who hurled a chunk of concrete at white truck driver Reginald Denny and performed a victory dance over the bloodied innocent bystander.

And she and her family personally profited from her rise to racially demagogic power.

She owns a tony mansion in predominantly white Hancock Park, several miles outside her congressional district.

She secured an ambassadorship to the Bahamas for her husband, a former pro football player and car salesman whose main qualification was having traveled to the island for a vacation.

Her daughter, Karen, has scooped up nearly $650,000 in payments from Mama Waters’s slate mailer operation for her federal campaign committee since 2006, the Washington Free Beacon reported this week. And Mama Waters owes her well-heeled daughter an additional $108,000.

Go read it all and be amazed at what BET is doing by honoring Rep. Waters. They are throwing away every shred of credibility they have frankly. They honor Waters, and heap praise on her, and for what? Actually helping Black people? No, it seems that her honors are derived from being a Leftist. BET, it would seem, cares more about furthering Leftism than about helping Black people. 

I really should not mock Maxine Waters…………….

……but I am going to nonetheless H/T Moonbattery

Of course she did not mean 700,000,000,00 people in Kentucky will be kicked off Medicaid. She knows that is not true. She just misspoke. However, Maxine Waters has said dozens of other things that are so sincerely stupid that I am cutting her no slack! In fact, the only people more clueless than Mad Maxine are the knuckle dragging paste eaters that vote for her

Democrat Rep. Maxine Waters Loves Convicted Cop Killer, Terrorist Joanne Chesimard

Maxine Waters Loves Convicted Terrorist – WorldNetDaily

Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., is a staunch defender of convicted cop killer and domestic terrorist Joanne Chesimard, who just became the first woman ever to be placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted List.

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Chesimard, living under asylum in Cuba, also goes by her Black Panther name of Assata Shakur. She was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted by a jury of the 1979 murder of a New Jersey state trooper. Less than two years later, Chesimard escaped from prison and lived underground before surfacing in Cuba in 1984.

On Sept. 14, 1998, the House of Representatives, of which Waters was a member, passed a unanimous resolution requesting Fidel Castro extradite Chesimard to the United States. The name on the resolution, affirmed by Waters, was Joanne Chesimard and not Assata Shakur.

Waters said she only realized Chesimard’s identity after the vote and wrote a letter to Fidel Castro explaining that she, as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and other CBC members had “mistakenly voted” in favor of the resolution.

Waters claimed the Republicans had “slipped” the bill into an accelerated calendar in order to look “tough on Cuba” for the November elections. Waters claimed the Republicans had deliberately used Chesimard’s given name to deceive. Had she known Chesimard’s identity, she wrote, she would have voted otherwise.

On May 2, 1973, Chesimard and a pair of accomplices were stopped by two troopers for a motor vehicle violation on the New Jersey Turnpike. At the time, Chesimard – a member of the violent revolutionary activist organization known as the Black Liberation Army – was wanted for her involvement in several felonies, including bank robbery.

According to the FBI, Chesimard and her accomplices opened fire on the troopers. One officer was wounded, and his partner – Trooper Werner Foerster – was shot and killed at point-blank range. One of Chesimard’s accomplices was killed in the shootout, and the other was arrested and remains in jail.

“Joanne Chesimard is a domestic terrorist who murdered a law enforcement officer execution-style,” said Aaron Ford, special agent in charge of the Newark Division. “Today, on the anniversary of Trooper Werner Foerster’s death, we want the public to know that we will not rest until this fugitive is brought to justice.”

Mike Rinaldi, a lieutenant in the New Jersey State Police and member of the Joint Terrorism Task Force in Newark, said the case “is just as important today as it was when it happened 40 years ago.”

“Bringing Joanne Chesimard back here to face justice is still a top priority,” he said.

Waters defends terrorist as victim

In 1998, Waters released a statement defending Castro’s right to grant asylum to Chesimard despite her conviction for murder in the U.S.

Stated Waters: “I support the right of all nations to grant political asylum to individuals fleeing political persecution. The United States grants political asylum to individuals from all over the world who successfully prove they are fleeing political persecution. Other sovereign nations have the same right, including the sovereign nation of Cuba.”

In her statement, Waters further defended Chesimard, claiming the convicted domestic terrorist was a victim of political persecution.

“The second reason I oppose this measure,” stated Waters, “is because I respect the right of Assata Shakur to seek political asylum. Assata Shakur has maintained that she was persecuted as a result of her political beliefs and political affiliations. As a result, she left the United States and sought political asylum in Cuba, where she still resides.

“In a sad and shameful chapter of our history, during the 1960s and 1970s, many civil rights, Black Power and other politically active groups were secretly targeted by the FBI for prosecution based on their political beliefs.”

Notably, domestic terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn named one of their children after Zayd Shakur, Chesimard’s associate who was killed in the gun battle with the police. Ayers’ and Dohrn’s son, a playwright, now goes by the name Zayd Dohrn.

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Maxine Waters Challenges Joe Biden For Title Of Dumbest Person In The Federal Government (Video)

Maxine Waters: Sequester Could Cause ‘170 Million Jobs’ To Be Lost – National Review

Maxine Waters (D., Calif.), in an attempt to outdo President Obama’s claims that even minor cuts will bring the republic’s long run to an ignominious end, warned today that the sequester could cause “over 170 million jobs” to be lost:

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134 million people have jobs in America.

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Maxine Waters is your Marxist Moron of the Day

Her answer to solving our economic woes? A trillion dollars more in spending! Because, according to her ONLY the government can create jobs! Doug Powers has the video

Maxine Waters is a living, breathing example of the definition of insanity, not to mention stupidity. The first time the government spent nearly a trillion dollars nothing happened except the unemployment rate went up, the deficit ballooned, the general economy worsened and the pockets of Big Labor were lined.

Hey, let’s do that again!

Wow! There are no words

Black Caucus: Tired Of Making Excuses For Obama (Video)

Black Caucus: Tired Of Making Excuses For Obama – Washinton Examiner

During a sometimes-raucous session of what’s being called the “For the People” Jobs Initiative tour, a key member of the Congressional Black Caucus told an audience in Detroit Tuesday that the CBC doesn’t put pressure on President Obama because he is loved by black voters. But at the same time, Rep. Maxine Waters said, members of the CBC are becoming increasingly tired and frustrated by Obama’s performance on the issue of jobs. Even as she expressed support for the president, Waters virtually invited the crowd to “unleash us” to pressure Obama for action.

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“We don’t put pressure on the president,” Waters told the audience at Wayne County Community College. “Let me tell you why. We don’t put pressure on the president because ya’ll love the president. You love the president. You’re very proud to have a black man – first time in the history of the United States of America. If we go after the president too hard, you’re going after us.”

The problem, Waters said, is that Obama is not paying enough attention to the problems of some black Americans. The unemployment rate for African-Americans nationally is a little over 16 percent, and almost twice that in Detroit. And yet, Waters said, the president is on a jobs-promotion trip through the Midwest that does not include any stops in black communities. “The Congressional Black Caucus loves the president too,” Waters said. “We’re supportive of the president, but we’re getting tired, ya’ll. We’re getting tired. And so, what we want to do is, we want to give the president every opportunity to show what he can do and what he’s prepared to lead on. We want to give him every opportunity, but our people are hurting. The unemployment is unconscionable. We don’t know what the strategy is. We don’t know why on this trip that he’s in the United States now, he’s not in any black community. We don’t know that.”

As she discussed her dilemma – frustrated with the president but hesitant to criticize him lest black supporters turn on her – Waters asked the crowd for its permission to have a “conversation” with the president. “When you tell us it’s alright and you unleash us and you tell us you’re ready for us to have this conversation, we’re ready to have the conversation,” she said. Some members of the crowd immediately voiced their approval.

“All I’m saying to you is, we’re politicians,” Waters continued. “We’re elected officials. We are trying to do the right thing and the best thing. When you let us know it is time to let go, we’ll let go.”

“Let go!” some in the audience yelled.

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Waters attended the meeting with fellow members of Congress Reps. John Conyers, Hansen Clarke, Emanuel Cleaver, and Gregory Meeks. The panel discussion in Detroit was moderated by Jeff Johnson of TheGrio.com, who wrote an account of the session here. The tour included a stop in Cleveland and will also go to Miami, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.

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Critics Slam Obama Administration For ‘Hiding’ Massive Saudi Arms Deal – ABC News

The Obama administration has quietly forged ahead with its proposal to sell $60 billion worth of fighter jets and attack helicopters to Saudi Arabia unhampered by Congress, despite questions raised in legislative inquiries and in an internal congressional report about the wisdom of the deal.

The massive arms deal would be the single largest sale of weapons to a foreign nation in the history of the U.S., outfitting Saudi Arabia with a fully modernized, potent new air force.

“Our six-decade-long security relationship with Saudi Arabia is a primary security pillar in the region,” Defense Sec. Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote in a Nov. 16 letter to congress. “This package continues that tradition.”

But some critics are questioning the deal, and the stealthy effort by the Obama administration to avoid a more probing congressional review by notifying Congress last month, just as members were headed home for the November elections. Congress had 30 days to raise objections – a review period that concludes Saturday. With most members leaving Washington today, any significant effort to block the deal appears dead for now, officials said.

“I do not think there will be any action” to hold up the sale, Rep. Howard Berman, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Bloomberg News Thursday.

Rep. Anthony Weiner, a New York Democrat, submitted a resolution this week to try and block the deal, and was among those who objected to the way the administration approached the required congressional review.

“Hiding this in a recess announcement is a sign of how unpopular it is,” he said. “It’s bad policy that now is further tainted by shameful process.”

The Obama administration has touted the deal as a boon for American jobs, and as a move to solidify the alliance between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia at a time when American intelligence is dependent on the Islamic nation for help in the war on terror. Earlier this month, it was a tip from Saudi intelligence that helped foil an al Qaeda plot to hide a bomb in a desktop printer aboard a UPS cargo plane.

The arrangement would ship 84 F-15 fighter jets and more than 175 attack helicopters to the Saudis over the next 15 years. The choppers, in particular, would “bolster Saudi Arabia’s counterterrorism capabilities,” Gates and Clinton wrote in their letter this week to congressional leaders.

Missouri Sen. Kit Bond, a Republican who will soon retire as his party’s ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, supports the arms sale, and told ABC News that the Saudis offered ample evidence of the value of the alliance when they provided tracking numbers for the parcels that contained the concealed bombs.

“If any of my colleagues have doubt that they can be friendly, I suppose this would send a strong signal that they can be friendly,” Bond said. Gates and Clinton also touted Saudi Arabia’s “significant” counterterrorism cooperation in their letter to congressional leaders, specifically citing help in thwarting the cargo bomb plot.

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Maxine Waters Ethics Trial Put On Hold – Politics Daily

The day after the House Ethics Committee recommended a censure for Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), the committe announced it will not hold the trial of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Nov. 29, as scheduled.

Instead, committee chairs Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) said they have decided to send Ms. Waters’ case back to the panel’s subcommittee for further investigation.

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Enhanced Pat Down Leaves Grand Rapids Airline Passenger In Tears – WZZM

Before boarding a flight in Grand Rapids, a woman says the search at the airport security checkpoint was violent, unnecessary and extremely upsetting. “When I got on the plane all I wanted to do was sob,” says traveler Ella Swift.

Swift was one of an increasing number of passengers Transportation Security Administration officers are thoroughly searching by hand.

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Democrat Etheridge Concedes: Still Counting In Five House Races – The Atlantic

North Carolina Democrat Bob Etheridge is conceding his House race, National Journal’s Tim Sahd reports. Republican Renee Ellmers, consequently, will enter the House in January.

This leaves only five House races yet to be decided, with one recount underway and absentee ballots being counted in the other four. This gives Republicans a total of 61 seats gained in the 2010 midterms so far.

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Web Censorship Bill Sails Through Senate Committee – Wired

The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would give the Attorney General the right to shut down websites with a court order if copyright infringement is deemed “central to the activity” of the site, regardless if a crime has actually been committed.

The Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) is among the most draconian laws ever considered to combat digital piracy.

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Boehner: GM Bailout Hurt ‘Tens Of Thousands’ Of Americans – CNS

“The government’s reaction to General Motors and the bailout from the government I think could have been handled in a more orderly way from a bankruptcy judge,” Boehner said.

“When you look at the people who lost because of the government’s actions, we’re talking about tens of thousands of Americans who were punished as a result of the government’s action,” he added.

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Obama Fails To Salute Medal Of Honor Recipient At Ceremony – Clark County Conservative

A moment of national pride took place recently in the White House when Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta received the Medal of Honor for bravery above and beyond the call of duty in combat in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Giunta became the first living American soldier to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War. He is now one of only eighty-eight (88) living holders of the Medal of Honor.

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Judge Halts Certification Of Murkowski Win – The Politico

A federal judge ruled Friday in favor of Republican Joe Miller to halt the certification of the election results – at least provisionally – in his race against Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

Judge Ralph Beistline granted a temporary injunction to stop election officials from certifying the results of the Senate race. Beistline granted the injunction as long as Miller moves his case to state court by Monday.

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Man Jailed After Fleeing Robbery Scene On Riding Lawn Mower – Weekly Vice

Ricky New,45, was jailed Thursday after he allegedly robbed a convenience store and then attempted to flee the scene on a riding lawn mower. According to police, New entered the Kent’s Corner convenience store armed with a stick and demanded cash.

After assaulting the female clerk, he left with an undisclosed amount of cash, hopped on a Craftsman riding lawn mower and fled the scene.

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Woman Pretended To Be Mom To Get Benefits – Washington Examiner

A D.C. woman admitted that she pretended to be her dead mother to collect more than $35,000 in federal retirement benefits.

Yolanda Powers, 31, will likely receive a sentence of six to 12 months of home detention under federal guidelines, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said Carol Powers died on April 1, 2008, shortly after retiring, and retirement payments were deposited into her account.

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Undertakers Offer Coffins For Gay Market – Yahoo News

Two undertakers in Cologne Germany are trying to tap into the gay market by selling coffins adorned with images of male nudes.

“We believe you should be able to have a coffin that lets you embark on your last journey in a way that reflects how you lived your life,” undertaker Thomas Brandl told Reuters. The unconventional coffin, which costs 1,650 euros, has aroused fascination among customers, said Brandl.

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Man Makes Puppy Drink Vodka, Goes To Jail – CBS News

An Iowa City man accused of giving vodka to a puppy and nearly killing it has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for animal abuse. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that Jared Colony agreed to plea guilty in exchange for a 90-day jail sentence.

He also agreed to pay a $625 fine and nearly $2,500 to the dog’s owner. According to police, Colony was watching the puppy for a friend in October 2009.

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