AND IN CASE YOU THOUGHT PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE A DAMN….

From Daniel Halper at weeklystandard.com: Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral of a slain NYPD officer, the White House announced. “The President has asked Vice President Biden to attend the service for Officer Rafael Ramos and is grateful that the Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will be traveling to New York City to attend the service on Saturday. Additional details will be...

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DE BLASIO\’S NEW YORK CITY

For over four months, after Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri by a White police officer, there have been protests in New York City. They started as mostly small and orderly protests, but grew in size and in anarchy, because every escalation was not only ignored by New York Mayor bill de blasio, but was, seemingly, welcomed by him and the people around him.  Protesters...

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K-MART, BIG LOTS, AND……………………………

My congratulations to the “protesters” in Ferguson, with a special shout-out to the rioters and looters who took down the main shopping street two different times. In September Ferguson\’s K-Mart decided to shut its doors.  And now, just before Christmas, Big Lots has announced it will do the same.  The folks at both companies say their closures have nothing to do...

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ABOUT THAT 5% JUMP IN GDP

Our gross domestic product (GDP) has jumped 5% in the 3rd quarter. Are you impressed? Maybe if you saw this chart you\’d be less so: Uh….is it me, or is 2/3 of the entire increase in the form of more health care costs? For a more complete explanation (which is a little nerdy to understand, but as long as you know that BEA stands for Bureau of Economic Analysis, I...

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GRIMM REALITY

Well, the election is over and Republican incumbent house member michael grimm has won a third term in congress.  Except… ….maybe he\’ll be representing his cell block in prison instead. Excerpted from Dierdre Walsh\’s article at cnn.com: Afterpleading guilty to a judge Tuesday on a felony tax evasion charge,New York Rep. Michael Grimm pledged to reporters he would...

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WHO IS IN MORE DANGER? POLICE, OR BLACK PEOPLE AT THE HANDS OF POLICE?

Here are a couple of facts most mainstream media, for some reason, have neglected to tell you about. There are 45,003,665 self-identified Black people in the USA.  Over a 7 year period (from 2005 to 2012), an average of 96 Black people have been killed by White police officers each year.  That means the odds of a Black person being killed by a White Police Officer in a given...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke – a man I like more and more every time I hear him speak. Sheriff Clarke was a guest on yesterday\’s edition of Fox\’s  “The Kelly File”.   the Talk turned to al sharpton, and his 100% contrived, 0% sincere “outrage” over the killing of officers Wenjian Liu and...

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A QUESTION ABOUT MEDIA AND THE “DEAD COPS” CROWD

I have a question for mainstream media – not all of them but whichever fit…which is to say most of them. When the tea party movement came into prominence, you had no problem finding the tiny number of people who brought signs with tacitly or overtly offensive messages to tea party rallies – especially racist messages.  And a great many – not all, but a great many...

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JOE COCKER R.I.P.

Most of my blogging today will not be positive or uplifting.  Unfortunately, it will be about ugly events and ugly minds, filled with racism and hatred. But before I post any of that, I would like to pay my respects to Joe Cocker, the amazing, unique singer who, yesterday died of lung cancer at the age of 70. There is a famous anecdote about a seemingly nondescript event which took...

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A QUICK POINT ABOUT “I CAN\’T BREATHE”

People protesting the police action against Eric Garner have made a rallying cry of the words “I can\’t breathe”, which Garner said repeatedly before dying. Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos can\’t breathe either.  And, unlike small-time recidivist Eric Garner, who would be alive today if he had not resisted arrest for illegally selling untaxed cigarettes...

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PRESIDENT OBAMA\’S REACTION TO TWO DEAD COPS

President Obama had plenty to say about the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. But now that two New York City police officers are dead, at the hands of someone who has told us in so many words he killed them to get back at police for Brown and Garner?  We have a written statement from Mr. Obama.  No verbal statement at all. But I\’ll bet he got in another round of golf...

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DE BLASIO TRIES TO TALK HIS WAY OUT OF HIS PAST

New York City Mayor bill de blasio apparently thinks he talk his way out of his own past. He can\’t. Here is what de blasio said earlier today, via Alexandra Jaffe\’s article at cnn.com: NewYork City Mayor Bill de Blasio called on people Monday to put asidedebates and protests and focus on the families of police officersWenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos, who were killed over the weekend...

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ANOTHER REASON TO ROOT FOR THE NEW YORK YANKEES

I became a New York Yankees fan at 8 years of age….approximately the minute I found out that my father rooted for the Brooklyn Dodgers (that is what passed for childhood rebellion in those days).  I have stayed with them through thick and thin (mostly thick, I\’m happy to say) ever since. Well, here is my latest reason to root for the Yankees, via Bill Madden and Teri...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: “We\’ve had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police. The protests are being embraced, the protests are being encouraged. The protests, even the ones that don\’t lead to violence, a lot of them lead to violence, all of them lead to a conclusion:...

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