Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bill Ayers applauds Obama's Cuba decision, asks for continued Cuban protection of fugitive terrorist

Ayers at 2012 Occupy
Chicago rally
President Obama began his political career in the living room of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, the former Weather Underground terrorists.

Of course Ayers thinks Obama's decision to establish diplomatic relations with this state sponsor of terror is the bomb, as he writes in his blog:
VIVA CUBA! Hands Off Assata Shakur!
Cuba es en mi corazon! [Cuba is in my heart!]
I’m astonished and relieved and moved.
It's terrific when imperial arrogance is pushed back.
A victory in the name of patience, irony, hope and struggle.
And a long time coming.

(see my Facebook re: Assata Shakur
And just who is Assata Shakur? The onetime JoAnne Byron Chesimard, a member of the Black Liberation Army, was convicted of murder for her role in the murder of New Jersey state trooper Werner Foerster. Shakur was the first woman named to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List. Cuba granted Shakur political asylum in 1984.

New Jersey wants Cuba to cough up Skakur. If the Castro brothers do that, then that will be the one upside I can identify in regards to Obama's reaching out to the totalitarian state.

Oh, if you must see it, here is Ayers' Facebook page.

The FBI is awarding a $1 million award for her capture, as is the New Jersey State Police.

(Photo) Axehead Lake on a cloudy day

It was cold yesterday and cloudy. But the conditions opened an opportunity to capture a striking photograph of Axehead Lake in Des Plaines.

Chiraq: 3 dead and at least 13 wounded on Wednesday

The Christmas cheer didn't smother Chicago's violent tendencies yesterday. Three Chicagoans were murdered on Wednesday and at least 13 were wounded in shootings that happened all over the city.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

(Video) Krauthammer on Cuba: "Is there no tyrant In the world Obama will not appease for nothing?"

As he is almost always is, Charles Krauthammer is spot-on as he discusses President Obama's left-wing dream come true--recognition of the Cuban government, even though the communist state is a totalitarian nation and a state-sponsor of terror.

"Is there no tyrant In the world," he said of Fox News tonight, "Obama will not appease for nothing?"

From @Fausta, Cuba: #AlanGross released – is Obama ending the embargo in exchange?

Castro caricature
Fausta is an expert on Latin American events. She'll be updating her post on Cuba's release of Alan Gross throughout the day.

Does Cuba's move mean that Obama is about to normalize relations with the communist regime, one that holds many political prisoners?

And while Congress would need to end the embargo against the rogue state, Obama has little need for the legislative branch as he owns the famous executive order pen.

Gross should have never been arrested. And Obama should not be using him in a quid-pro-quo exchange with the Castro brothers.

Where are the protests? 4 young Chicago teens shot in 4 days

Nationwide protests continue over the deaths by police of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Meanwhile in Chicago, there are no street marches over the four South Side teens--15 and younger--who've been shot since Saturday. One of the victims died.

Where is South Side resident Jesse Jackson? Where is Al Sharpton?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top California Dems and climate change billionaire planning coal divestment scheme

Coal for power plant, Escanaba, Michigan
The values of the Democratic Party are heading further outside of the mainstream. And like many chilly ideas, the source is California.

With Republicans threatening to shove climate change to the back seat as they take control of the U.S. Senate, state officials including Gov. Jerry Brown huddled with one of the nation’s leading Democratic donors Monday to talk up ways to keep it on California's agenda — including legislation that could send a shiver through the coal industry.

The state Senate's top leader said at an Oakland forum organized by billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer that he's planning to introduce a measure next year to require the state's public-employee pension funds to sell their coal-related investments.

"Climate change is the top priority of the California state Senate," said Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles. He said his legislation would require that the California Public Employees Retirement System, which manages public employees’ pensions and health benefits, and the California State Teachers Retirement System divest millions of dollars in coal-related investments.

"Coal is a dirty fossil fuel, and we generate very little electricity in California from coal," de León said. "And I think our values should shift in California."
Steyer somehow became a billionaire even though he was foolish enough to throw away $76 million of his own money to make global warming a major issue in the midterms.

Keep spending money, Steyer.

(Video) Axelrod: "You hear 'ready for Hillary,' ready for what?"

Even longtime Democratic strategist David Axelrod doesn't know what Hillary Clinton stands for as she makes way to run for president in 2016.

He all but said so on MSNBC's Morning Joe today.

Time magazine Person of the Year runner-up article on Ferguson doesn't mention Brown broke the law: UPDATED

Time Magazine, thankfully, spared decent society the indignity of naming the Ferguson protesters as its Person (Persons?) of the Year. Its Alex Altman offered an air-brushed story about them--and failing to mention that by all sensible accounts Michael Brown was shoplifting before he was shot to death by a police officer--and that the "Gentle Giant" charged the cop.

And Altman's piece didn't spend much time on the arson and looting that took place when the St. Louis County grand jury voted not to indict Darren Wilson, the cop who shot Brown, for murder.

Correction December 17: Altman mentioned Brown's shoplifting in one sentence.

Jeb Bush announces that he may announce he's running for president

Jeb Bush
One of the silliest things politicians due is announce that they are going to later announce a run for higher office. It's a cheesy PR trick---it allows the pol two create two media buzzes.

Today former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush revealed his plans that we will later reveal his plans about running for president in 2016. Sheesh, Jeb. Just say it.

In Timothy Egan's Worst Hard Time, a Dust Bowl sheriff made his media splash when a reporter asked him if he would stand for reelection. "Just tell 'em I'm running again."