I posted a video of Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn carrying the water for gun control groups a few days ago, and, as I said then, he is a political mouthpiece, nothing more. Now Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has submitted a letter to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) accusing Flynn of being a “mouthpiece for the Mayors Against Guns group.” I love being right
In his letter, Clarke criticized the way Flynn “shamefully” interrupted Graham when the Senator was making points or asking questions with which Flynn disagreed. Clarke also described Flynn as a man who holds an appointed position and therefore doesn’t have to answer to “a constituency of his own.”
Because of this, Clarke said Flynn is nothing more than a “mouthpiece for the Mayors Against Group that has made no secret of their desire to obliterate the Second Amendment.”
Added Clarke: “[Flynn’s] viewpoint does not represent either my view on gun control nor countless other law-abiding citizens and gun owners in Milwaukee County.”
Flynn, and other “police officials” siding with radical groups like Mayors Against Guns are just yes men, seeking political favor. Liberals use them to show how law enforcement “support”s gun control. Never forget that fact.
I just love folks who cut the BS and speak the unvarnished truth, it drives the Left batty!
A duty to protect yourself? Absolutely! And of course, the bed-wetting quickly followed
The spot has quickly earned criticism, including from the Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
Milwaukee Deputy Sheriffs’ Association president Roy Felber told the Associated Press it sounds like a call to vigilantism, while Barrett’s spokeswoman said it sounded like Clarke was “auditioning for the next Dirty Harry movie.”
No, he sounds like a man who is not afraid of common sense. And like a man who trusts the PEOPLE to responsibly exercise their God-given rights! Like I said we could use a lot sheriffs like him, and surely a lot more politicians like him,
The homeowner would not support Democrat judicial candidate Ernestina R. Cruz in Taos.
So they beat him bloody.
Officials with the Taos Police Department say they are still working to get to the bottom of the alleged beating of a Taos landowner over the removal of political signs from in front of his property.
In an interview with The Taos News Friday (May 25), property owner Roy Cunnyngham and his wife Joni recounted the events when they returned home, across from Casa los Córdovas May 1.
“I don’t know how many people hit me,” Cunnyngham said of the incident.
According to the police report filed the same day, Eighth Judicial District Court judge candidate Ernestina Cruz was having a “meet and greet” event at Plaza de Colores. At the same time, across the street, Cunnyngham and his wife were returning home from dinner to find several of Cruz’ campaign signs in front of his property.
As in the police report, Cunnyngham confirmed that three men approached him and demanded that he replace the signs where they’d been staked. Cunnyngham said he resisted.
“We were setting them in the car and we’d planned to call whoever they belonged to,” Cunnyngham said. “I told them I thought it was very distasteful to put these signs in front of my property.”
At that point, a younger man came across the street and again told Cunnyngham to put the signs back. When Cunnyngham refused, the man “pounded me in the chest,” Cunnyngham said.
While Cunnyngham says he knows a few of the people involved, The Taos News’ policy is not to identify alleged offenders until they have been charged or implicated by law enforcement.
At the time of the incident, Cruz denied having any knowledge of anyone involved in the incident, saying that it was “unfortunate” that Cunnyngham removed signs that “did not belong to him.”
What followed was far from a fair fight, the Cunnynghams say. Cunnyngham was later checked out by a doctor who treated him for cuts and bruises, injuries to his mouth and a concussion, Cunnyngham said.
“They just attacked him, all three of them,” Joni Cunnyngham said. “Someone was keeping me and my son from getting to them.”
Get ready, be careful, be smart, and understand that some on the Left ARE desperate enough to get violent
The man challenging Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, has accused Walker of waging a war against women, but he does not mind having a thug rapper belting out sexist lyrics at a campaign stop. H/T Weasel Zippers
Via Beltway Confidential:
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has accused Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., of waging a “war on women,” but he yieled his spot on stage at a Wisconsin rally to a rapper who sang a misogynistic song even as Barrett greeted voters.
Barrett wrote a column Wednesday alleging that “under Walker, a war on women has been waged that has weakened protections for equal pay for equal work, and jeopardized women’s health and reproductive freedom.”
He took that message, more generally, to a rally organized on his behalf by Van Jones — President Obama’s former green czar — and his organization Rebuild the Dream.
“This is for our state, our values,” Barrett said last weekend, after telling Milwaukee voters that “We don’t need a governor who is going to listen to the billionaires and not listen to us.”
In Barrett, voters get a governor who has listened to “Sucka MC” by the rapper “Prophetic.” Described as “pretty dope” by the Rebuild the Dream representative who introduced him, “Proph” performed the first song on his new album. The video of the rally shows Tom Barrett shaking hands and talking to voters as Proph prepares to sing a couple songs.
The song includes lyrics such as “b**ches who ride me, I want to see how far I can take her.” It appears that Proph self-censored at least part of the word “b**ches,” though he completed the rest of the phrase.
In the recorded song (the video of the rally ends before this part of the song, Proph also declares that “cash makes the women shake their [derrières].”
Of course most Feminists do not care about this. They care about their Left Wing political goals, not women or how women are treated. In the demented minds of the Left, Sexism is protecting unborn babies, while a rapper singing nasty songs that objectify women as mere sex objects somehow champions women’s “rights”.
If you want unvarnished truth, go ask a wise man. A man like Thomas Sowell for example
Someone at long last has had the courage to tell the plain, honest truth about race.
After mobs of young blacks rampaged through Philadelphia committing violence — as similar mobs have rampaged through Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee and other places — Philadelphia’s black mayor, Michael A. Nutter, ordered a police crackdown and lashed out at the whole lifestyle of those who did such things.
“Pull up your pants and buy a belt ’cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt,” he said. “If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ’cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said. He added: “You have damaged your own race.”
While this might seem like it is just plain common sense, what Mayor Nutter said undermines a whole vision of the world that has brought fame, fortune and power to race hustlers in politics, the media and academia. Any racial disparities in hiring can only be due to racism and discrimination, according to the prevailing vision, which reaches from street corner demagogues to the august chambers of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Just to identify the rioters and looters as black is a radical departure, when mayors, police chiefs and the media in other cities report on these outbreaks of violence without mentioning the race of those who are doing these things. The Chicago Tribune even made excuses for failing to mention race when reporting on violent attacks by blacks on whites in Chicago.
Such excuses might make sense if the same politicians and media talking heads were not constantly mentioning race when denouncing the fact that a disproportionate number of young black men are being sent to prison.
The prevailing social dogma is that disparities in outcomes between races can only be due to disparities in how these races are treated. In other words, there cannot possibly be any differences in behavior.
Go read the rest, it is very good. If only our political leaders were as wise as Sowell.
The Democratic answer to EVERY problem is either a new law, tighter regulations, or
higher taxes sorry, I mean “revenues” the new word the Democrats are using for higher taxes on “the rich”. To listen to Democrats, which, by the way I do not recommend unless you have lots of Ibuprofen, or bourbon, taxing “the rich” sorry “revenues” will cure every ill. Lord knows, our debt as a nation could never be about OVERFREAKINGSPENDING! Oh no!
The problem with Democrat calls for “revenues” is this. If we give more “revenues” they increase spending well past those revenues. Under the Bush administration, our national debt nearly doubled! Despite the fact that revenues, that is actual revenues, not the Democratic code word for higher taxes, went UP! Yes, Bush cut taxes, revenues rose, and yet, our irresponsible government, rather than acting like fiscally sane people, went on a spending orgy.
The Obama administration, has in just 30 months added another four trillion to our debt, making the spending orgy under Bush look like nothing. So why should we, the taxpayers, even consider giving more revenues to spend-a-holics who continue to illustrate absolutely zero ability to control themselves?
A great example of just how stuck on stoopit the Democrats are let us look at Milwaukee. Via Ann Althouse
2 absurdly discordant stories on the front page of today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
“There is no way we can avoid major cuts to balance the budget – and balance the budget is what we are going to do,” Abele said during a public briefing on county departmental budget requests for 2012.
Milwaukee Common Council leaders Thursday endorsed building a $64.6 million modern streetcar line downtown, a move that brings the city closer than ever before to resolving a public transit debate that has raged for nearly 20 years.
With Thursday’s vote, a majority of aldermen have now declared their support for building the 2.1-mile line pushed by Mayor Tom Barrett…
The council’s Steering & Rules Committee acted despite warnings by city Comptroller W. Martin “Wally” Morics, who urged aldermen to slow down the process, and despite two utilities’ fears that the planned route would add tens of millions of dollars in costs and delay the project….
OK, now is when that bourbon and aspirin will come in handy. So go ahead, bang your head against the nearest wall a few more times, pop a couple, Hell, three aspirin, and down them with that Knob Creek.
The problem is clear. You cannot fix stoopit! Not with aspirin, bourbon, or even with
higher taxes, er revenues.
Here is the solution that the Democrats need to come to grips with, it has been proven over and over and again. are you ready Democrats? Ready Mr. President? You cannot, I repeat CAN FREAKING NOT spend more than you take in. And you CANNOT, I repeat CAN FREAKING NOT break the backs of Americans with taxes, or revenues, or whatever you mental midgets are calling them this week to fund your Marxist view of what America should be.
IT is the spending stupid!
Another day… Another violent flash mob…
A mob of black youths attacked, beat, kicked, robbed and stomped on a group of whites watching fireworks in Milwaukee.
Another flash mob robbed a convenience store in the area the same night.
JS Online reported:
Shaina Perry remembers the punch to her face, blood streaming from a cut over her eye, her backpack with her asthma inhaler, debit card and cellphone stolen, and then the laughter.
“They just said ‘Oh, white girl bleeds a lot,’ ” said Perry, 22, who was attacked at Kilbourn Reservoir Park over the Fourth of July weekend.
Though Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn noted Tuesday that crime is colorblind, he called the Sunday night looting of a convenience store near the park and beatings of a group of people who had gone to the park disturbing, outrageous and barbaric.
Police would not go quite as far as others in connecting the events; Flynn said several youths “might” be involved in both.
“We’re not going to let any group of individuals terrorize or bully any of our neighborhoods,” Flynn said.
Perry was among several who were injured by a mob they said beat and robbed them and threw full beer bottles while making racial taunts. The injured people were white; the attackers were African-American, witnesses said.
Store video of the BP station at E. North Ave. and N. Humboldt Blvd. shows the business being ransacked. A clerk at BP confirmed to the Journal Sentinel that he was busy waiting on customers when one or two people held the door open to let others rush in and steal snacks and candy.
Not far away, 20 to 25 friends from Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood had gathered at the park shortly before midnight to watch some fireworks set off by a neighbor. In interviews with 11 people who said they were attacked or witnessed the attack, a larger group of youths appeared in another section of the park around midnight and were joined by more young people running up the park’s stairs.
At some point the group of friends and the group of youths intersected; those interviewed said the attack appeared to be unprovoked.
“I saw people dancing and I figured they were just having a good time,” said Riverwest resident Jessica Bublitz, 28.
Minutes later Bublitz saw a male friend hit in the temple and fall down. Her fiancé told her to run to safety. James Zajackowski, 28, said things suddenly turned chaotic.
“Within 30 seconds to a minute, bottles were flying and people started getting punched. I was in shock. I thought, ‘Really? Is this really happening?’ I was on the ground, people were trying to get into my pockets, I could feel their hands but I held on to my cellphone and my wallet,” said Zajackowski, a census worker.
Emily Mowrer, 27, was not hurt but saw her friends beaten and punched and full beer bottles thrown at them. Her boyfriend was punched. She saw Perry lying with blood on her face, not moving. She called 911 on her cellphone.
“I saw some of my friends on the ground getting beat pretty severely. They got away with one of my friends’ bikes. Some people had their wallets stolen,” said Mowrer, who owns a house with her boyfriend in Riverwest. “It didn’t seem like it was a mugging – it seemed like an attack. Like they weren’t after anything – just violence.”
Hat Tip John and Peter
Several victims claim the local police downplayed the violence the night of the attacks.