Tantrum-Throwing #BlackLivesMatter Protests Chicago Gay Pride Parade, #BlackOutPride

Black Lives Matter is so annoying, even leftist Pride folk have to tell police to get them the heck out of there…

LAKEVIEW — The 2015 Chicago Pride Parade came to a grinding halt around 1:45 p.m. Sunday as protesters staged a “die-in” to draw attention to the challenges facing LGBT communities of color.

About 15 protesters, most wearing black shirts sporting #BlackOutPride logos, were marching in the parade before they reached Addison and Halsted streets. Then, some laid down on the ground and others sat in a circle around them, bringing the parade to a stop.

They chanted “Black lives matter” and “Stonewall was a f—ing riot,” a reminder of June 1969 riots for LGBT rights in New York that led to pride parades in Chicago and around the country.

After the pause in the parade progression was noted by the crowd, some booed, while other cheered the protesters.

Police officers spoke to a woman who appeared to lead the protesters, who refused to disband at officers’ request. After about 10 minutes, about six of the protesters were led away from the intersection in handcuffs and taken to the Town Hall police district, 850 W. Addison St.

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Apparently corporations and news are bad. Except when you want them to listen to you or use their products to promote your cause…

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Best sign? “Rainbows are just reflected WHITE light”, translation, all you gay white folk are racist.

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HT: Sooper Mexican

Uber Driver Ignores Company Anti-Gun Edict, Shoots Passenger Who Allegedly Was Choking Him

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But I thought they were supposed to be gun-free?

Clearwater, Florida — Clearwater Police are investigating a shooting at Clearwater Beach Sunday night.

Police say an Uber driver picked up a customer around 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Mandalay Avenue and the two got into an argument which turned physical. At one point, the passenger, 74-year-old Steven Rayow, reportedly started choking the driver, 60-year-old Marc Gregory Mermel.

Mermel, who has a concealed weapons permit, then pulled a gun from his waist area. As the struggle continued, the gun went off, hitting Rayow in the foot. Rayow was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa and treated for the gunshot wound.

The investigation continues.

HT: Indy1826

Grotesquely Obese Lib Elitist Michael Moore: Americans Are “A People Who Pride Themselves On Being Ignorant”…

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Speaking of ignorant.

Via Michael Moore:

It was one of those weeks, this past week. A week in which we witnessed profound history being made. A week when a large chunk was taken out of the wall of hate that criss-crosses this country, a nation founded on genocide and built on the backs of slaves. A people who pride themselves on being ignorant, and thus are easily manipulated with fear by those in power. We know the routine, we’ve tallied up the score.

But now…

There is massive change in the air. While angry white men stew and wonder what happened to their roost, the young, the women, the working poor, the people of color have forged an intense political bond. Having raised their voices higher, having suddenly been filled more with a sense of hope than one of despair, this alliance is now poised to catapult further. Even in a month of unspeakable tragedy in the birthplace of the Civil War, the race war that one young man who was inspired by the politics of hate had hoped to ignite saw his sick dream backfire into a (nonviolent) war against racists. Blacks and whites have held hands in Charleston. Wal-mart and NASCAR have eliminated the Confederate flag. Two republicans on the Supreme Court have voted to support the vision of the black man who lives in a white house down the street. That wall of hate, devoid of any healthy foundation, has begun to crumble. It’s a new America that is fighting its way out of the cocoon. On Thursday the Census Bureau announced that, for the first time ever, there are more millennials than baby boomers in the Untied States — and, for the first time, there are now more children under 5 who are of color than those who are white. The paradigm has shifted; all we had to do was stay active, stay engaged, refrain from hate and then watch the decrepit right-wing ideology wither and fall off its mysoginist, homophobic, white-privileged vine. It is a New America, but it is not a free America – yet. Free of corporate control, free of Citizens United, free of income inequality, free of an ongoing environmental catastrophe, free of Jeb Bush, free of profit-making health insurance companies, free of a privatized prison system, free of a failed war on drugs, free of the scourge of capitalism.

No, we’re not free yet. But it’s the closest we’ve ever been.

I’m ready for Week Two. How ’bout you? What else can we make happen before America’s 239th birthday this coming Saturday?

NYC Mayor De Blasio Moves To Stop Smokers From Lighting Up In Homes

And we thought Nanny Bloomberg was bad.

Via Fox News:

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is butting in to what city residents do in their homes, by pressing landlords and developers to ban smoking inside apartments, according to a report.

The mayor’s administration is planning to pay four health-advocacy groups $9,000 apiece to press landlords and developers to prohibit lighting up in their apartment complexes so neighboring tenants don’t breathe in secondhand smoke, according to the New York Post. The city has already banned smoking in bars and restaurants, workplaces, sports venues and parks, but has not moved against smokers who practice their habit in the privacy of their own homes.

City health officials emphasized the initiative is voluntary — at least for now.

“Everyone benefits from smoke-free housing. Residents enjoy breathing cleaner, healthier air in their homes . . . while owners see reductions in property damage and turnover costs,” a Health Department spokesman said.

Dozens of buildings containing hundreds of apartments have already kicked the habit, according to the Health Department. The de Blasio administration is actually accelerating an initiative started at the tail end of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure.

De Blasio said in his recently released long-term “sustainability blueprint” — “One New York: The Plan for a Strong and Just City” — that the city “will work to pass legislation requiring multi-unit housing to have a smoking policy and to disclose it to residents and prospective residents.”

Old And Busted: NY Times Refuses To Publish Mohammed Cartoons. New And Hot: NY Times Publishes Mosaic Of Pope “Made Out of 17,000 Non-Lubricated Condoms”

Update to this story.

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Jeb Bush Says Confederate Flag A “Racist” Symbol, Uses MSNBC’s Catch Phrase “Lean Forward” To Describe His Views…

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Via NBC News:

Jeb Bush said Monday that the Confederate flag has become a “racist” symbol and applauded efforts to remove the flag outside the South Carolina State Capitol after a racially motivated church shooting.

In his first campaign stop in South Carolina since the deadly shooting that killed nine at AME Emanuel Church in Charleston, Bush recalled how he “decided to do something politically incorrect” and removed the flags outside the Florida state house when he was governor in 2001.

“The symbols were racist,” the Republican presidential candidate said during a campaign stop at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant.

“If you’re trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements, and so I did,” he added.

Obama Touts Golfing In Hawaii In OFA Fundraising Pitch, “You’ve Never Seen Greens Like This”…

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Or is he talking about the Choom Gang’s green?

University Of Memphis Professor: Confederate Flag A Symbol Of “White Heteropatriarchal Capitalism”…

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Or something.

Via Campus Reform:

The Confederate flag is more than a symbol of slavery and northern oppression, “[i]t is the ultimate symbol of white heteropatriarchal capitalism” according to one University of Memphis (UM) professor.

Dr. Zandria Robinson, an assistant professor of sociology at the university wrote in a series of tweets last week that the flag is a derogatory “symbol of race, class, gender, & sexuality oppression,” and claimed that the symbolism of the flag needed to be applied to all of the categories listed.

However, the criticism did not stop with the Confederate flag. Robinson continued by saying that racism, gender and sexuality oppression, as well as heteropatriarchal capitalism are all equally represented in the American flag; the only difference between the two is that the Confederate flag only “represents those things for whites.”

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Milwaukee Art MuseumTo Display Mosaic “Made Out of 17,000 Non-Lubricated Condoms” Depicting Mohammed Pope Benedict…

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Christian suicide bombers to ensue…no, wait, wrong religion.

(CNSNews.com) — The Milwaukee Art Museum is getting complaints from the Milwaukee archbishop, members of the public, and even some of its donors over its plans to display a huge portrait of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI.

“This piece is made out of 17,000 nonlubricated condoms,” artist Niki Johnson recently told WITI television in Milwaukee. “What I did was inter-stuffed them and folded them in order to create this tonal range.”

The portrait, titled “Eggs Benedict,” measures almost seven feet high and five feet wide, and it can be viewed from both the front and the back: “When you come to the back, you see the condoms themselves,” Johnson noted.

Johnson told the WITI she decided to make the latex mosaic after Pope Benedict’s visit to Africa in 2009. Benedict said condoms would not resolve the AIDS epidemic: “On the contrary, it increases the problem,” he said at the time.

“And I was just dumbfounded,” Johnson said. “I mean, I couldn’t make any sense of that statement. And so I figured I needed to do something.”

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki says the museum’s decision to display the piece is insulting and callous, the Associated Press reported. Some patrons have dropped their membership, and at least one donor has ended financial support of the not-for-profit museum.

British PM Demands BBC Stop Using Name “Islamic State” Because Name Is Offensive To “Many Muslims”…

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John Kerry gets whiplash from nodding in approval a bit too furiously.

Via Daily Mail:

David Cameron today called on the BBC not to use the phrase ‘Islamic State’ when referring to the terror group operating in Iraq and Syria.

The Prime Minister – who calls the group ‘ISIL’ – said Muslims would ‘recoil’ at the phrase being used to justify the ‘perversion of a great religion’.

He insisted that the battle against extremists targeting Britons around the world can be won but will require ‘extraordinary resolve and patience’.

Today Mr Cameron urged imams and Muslim leaders to continue to speak out against the terrorism carried out under a ‘perversion of a great religion’ and that extremism is a ‘gateway into terrorism’.

He criticised BBC presenter John Humphrys for referring to the group as Islamic State.

The extremists are variously known as Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and DAESH, based the Arabic acronym.

During his interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme Mr Cameron referred to the group as ‘ISIL’.

‘I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State because it’s not an Islamic State; what it is is an appalling, barbarous regime,’ Mr Cameron said.

‘It is a perversion of the religion of Islam and many Muslims listening to this programme will recoil every time they hear the words ‘Islamic State’.

‘So-called’ or Isil is better,’ he added.

Report: Obama Now Re-Thinking Anti-Cop Stance After Seeing Video Of NYPD Officer Dance At Gay Pride Parade…

NBC Cuts Ties With Donald Trump Over “Derogatory” Remarks About Illegal Immigrants…

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How many variations of the “NBC To Trump: You’re Fired!” headline will we see from the brain dead media?

Via The Hill:

NBC is cutting its ties with Donald Trump over the 2016 Republican presidential candidate’s recent remarks over immigrants.

“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump,” the network said in a statement Monday.

NBC also said it would no longer air the “Miss USA” and “Miss Universe” pageants on its network, which are produced with Trump.

The network has faced pressure to formally cut ties with Trump amid the controversy over comments he made at his presidential launch event earlier this month.

“They’re sending people who have a lot of problems,” Trump said of illegal immigration. “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
The remarks prompted Cristian de la Fuenta, the Chilean actor scheduled to host this year’s Miss USA pageant, to quit. He described Trump as “a clown.”

NBC initially distanced itself from the real estate mogul, a longtime business partner, saying his comments “do not represent those of NBC.”

UPDATE: NBC caved in to the Diversity Brigade.

NEW YORK (AP) — A petition asking NBC to fire Donald Trump has collected more than 200,000 signatures.

Posted on the Change.org website, the petition calls out NBC of choosing business over “ethics, principles and values” in the wake of Trump’s recent statements when declaring his candidacy for president. Among his remarks, the GOP hopeful portrayed immigrants from Mexico as “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.”

Last week, Univision, the nation’s largest Spanish-language network, said it wouldn’t air the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which are co-owned by Trump, and will cut all future business ties with him.

NBC responded only by saying the company doesn’t “agree with his positions on a number of issues including his recent comments on immigration.” NBC is co-owner with Trump of the pageants and is in business with him as host and a producer of “The Celebrity Apprentice.” A sister network of NBC is Telemundo, another major Spanish-language TV outlet, which aired the Miss Universe pageants before Univision won the contract.

“A large part of your audience is Hispanic and we watch NBC, NBC News and Telemundo,” said the man who posted the petition, Guillermo Castaneda, Jr., in addressing NBC. “How about looking out for us?”

Lib Darling Neil deGrasse Tyson: Racist White People Assume I’m An Athlete Or Sportscaster Because I’m A Large Black Man…

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Via Five Thirty Eight:

Go down the list of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s titles — author, TV host, meme-spawner — and you eventually get to Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History. In other words, he’s still a working astrophysicist.

Tyson recently visited FiveThirtyEight’s studios to talk about his work and how big data is changing the field of astronomy. Advances in telescope and computing technology mean that the amount of information we can collect about our universe grows enormously every year.

Press play to stream the full episode of What’s The Point with Tyson, where he also discussed why he hates work-life “balance” and why his being black often leads people to confuse him for a sportscaster. Below, some highlights and a partial transcript of the interview.

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AVIRGAN: Are people surprised when they hear that you were so into sports?

TYSON: I’m not a small person. We’re so trained in our society, if you see sort of a black person with some of body size — oh, must’ve been an athlete. There are people who don’t remember that I do science but they recognize me in some way. “Haven’t I seen you on TV?” I say, maybe, I don’t know. “Aren’t you a sportscaster?”

The stereotype kicks in. So people — no, they’re not surprised

Walmart: Hey, Sorry For Baking A Cake With An ISIS Flag On It…

No apology for refusing to bake one with a Confederate flag on it.

Update to this story.

Breaking: Another ISIS-Aligned Suspect Arrested In New Jersey

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Via ABC:

A Hudson County man was arrested at his home Monday morning for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, U.S.

Alaa Saadeh, 23, of West New York, is charged by complaint with conspiring with other individuals in New Jersey and New York to provide services and personnel to ISIS, aiding and abetting an attempt to provide services and personnel to ISIL, and attempting to persuade a witness to lie to the FBI.

According to documents filed in the case, the FBI and the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) have been investigating a group of individuals from New York and New Jersey who have allegedly conspired to provide material support to ISIS.

Conspirator 1 (CC-1) lived in Rutherford until leaving the country on May 5, 2015, allegedly to join ISIS.

Conspirator 2 (CC-2) is a Queens resident until he was arrested in New York on June 13, 2015, on terrorism charges.

Samuel Rahamin Topaz was a Fort Lee resident until he was arrested in New Jersey on June 17, 2015, and charged with conspiring to provide services and personnel to ISIS.

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Fun Fact Of The Day: U.S. Now Has More Spanish Speakers Than Spain…

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In somewhat terrifying news, America is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country.

Via Guardian:

The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes.

The report says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants. This puts the US ahead of Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121 million).

Among the sources cited in the report is the US Census Office which estimates that the US will have 138 million Spanish speakers by 2050, making it the biggest Spanish-speaking nation on Earth, with Spanish the mother tongue of almost a third of its citizens.

By state the highest concentration is in the former Spanish colonies of the south and south-west, with New Mexico top at 47%, followed by California and Texas (both 38%) and Arizona (30%). Some 18% of New Yorkers speak Spanish while only 1.3% of West Virginians do. Perhaps surprisingly, more than 6% of Alaskans are Spanish speakers.

Breaking: State Department Threatens To Arrest Reporter For Reporting On Obama Concessions To Iran

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All reporters should condemn this or the effort to silence actual reporting will continue and get worse.

Via Free Beacon:

VIENNA—Officials with the Department of State threatened to call security Monday on a Washington Free Beacon reporter who was attempting to report on a briefing held by senior Obama administration figures in Vienna on the eve of an expected nuclear agreement with Iran.

Two State Department officials booted the Free Beacon from a room where Wendy Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs, was talking to reporters, despite the Free Beacon’s being credentialed by the Austrian government for the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.

Western observers present in Vienna for the talks linked the State Department’s behavior to jitters over media coverage revealing a still growing list of concessions being made to Iran by the Obama administration.

Melissa Turley, a State Department official, approached a Free Beacon reporter and demanded that he leave the room.

“You’re not registered with the U.S. press,” Turley said after being informed that the Free Beacon was attending the event.

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Report: Obama Sent Private Message To Iran’s Leaders Ahead Of Nuclear Deadline…

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The White House is denying it, naturally.

Tehran (AFP) – US President Barack Obama recently sent a private message to Iran’s leadership via Iraq’s prime minister, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday on the eve of a deadline for a nuclear deal.

Hamshahri, Iran’s highest-circulation daily, citing a lawmaker, said “one of the leaders of a neighbouring country” took the message from Obama to officials in Tehran.

The subject discussed was the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers led by the United States it said, without giving further details on its content.

The newspaper suggested that the message bearer was Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who met Obama on June 8 on the sidelines of a G7 summit in Germany.

Abadi visited Tehran on June 17, meeting Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as well as President Hassan Rouhani.

The newspaper also cited Abadi’s visit in April to Washington, where he sought arms to fight Islamic State group militants.

BREAKING: State Department Withholds Contents Of Obama And Hillary Clinton’s Phone Call On Night Of Benghazi Attack…

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Hiding something?

Via Fox News:

New documents released by a federal court show President Obama called then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attack — but the contents are being withheld by the State Department.

It had previously been disclosed that Clinton and Obama spoke the night of the terror attacks. But the documents offer additional information about the timing of the call — after the initial attack on the U.S. consulate, but before the second wave where mortars hit the nearby CIA annex and killed former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty.

The contents of the call, however, are being withheld, not because the information is classified but because the administration claims they represent internal deliberations about the 2012 terror assault.

The claim comes as Clinton also faces accusations that she withheld Benghazi-related emails from her private server in the trove of emails handed over to the State Department.

The contents of the call were only shared with Obama’s and Clinton’s closest aides. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes sent an email on the call to State Department officials Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines, and National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan.

The email was released as part of an ongoing lawsuit by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.

The email on the Obama-Clinton phone call bears the subject line, “Call.” The text of the email says, “Readout of President’s Call to Secretary Clinton,” but the rest of the details are fully redacted. The State Department cited the so-called “B5″ exception for internal deliberations.

The emails also show that Rhodes, on the night of Sept. 11, 2012, and before the attack was over, endorsed a statement from Clinton that cited an anti-Islam Internet video.

That statement noted some tried to justify the assault “as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.” Rhodes told Clinton’s aides that “we should let State Department statement be our comment for the night.”

Police Arrest 13 Year Old Girl Who, In Viral Video, Viciously Attacked Classmate Holding A Toddler

You can see one of the boys dancing as the girl beats up on the victim. Just insane. No care at all for the toddler thrown to the concrete.

Via Smoking Gun:

Texas cops last night arrested a 13-year-old girl in connection with a viral video showing her attacking a classmate who was holding a small child in her lap.

The teenager surrendered to police and was booked into the Dallas County Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center on assault and injury to a child charges.

Video of the attack can be seen in the below news report from the Fox affiliate in Dallas.

Investigators–who did not identify the defendant due to her age–began probing the girl after video of the June 19 assault was posted online. The attack occurred outside an elementary school in Rowlett, a Dallas suburb, and was the result of a prior disagreement between the assailant and the 14-year-old victim.

As seen in the video, the victim was sitting at a table holding her three-year-old cousin when she was approached by the attacker and another girl. As the girls converse, a male voice can be heard saying, “Take the baby, the baby’s the reason she’s not getting beat up.”

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