Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Close friend of Michael Brown's partner Dorian Johnson shot execution style in his car during Ferguson riots, car set on flames

Dorian Johnson
Police Chief hints there might be a link 

From Eric Dondero: 

Whoa! The shit just got real. One person was killed last night during the riots. And he just happened to be a close friend of Dorian Johnson's. 

Johnson, of course, was with Michael Brown when the pair committed the strong arm robbery at the convenience store. 

From the UKDailyMail, "Ferguson riots claim first casualty, 20 yr old found shot dead in his car... dead man worked at Walmart":
A man has died during the Ferguson riots just yards from where Michael Brown was shot dead. Residents on Canfield Drive said that DeAndre Joshua, 20, was shot whilst in his car though police at the scene refused to confirm any details. 
DeAndre's grandmother Renita Towns said that 'somebody killed him' during the carnage. 
St Louis' police chief, Jon Belmar, was asked if the killing was linked to the unrest. 'I imagine there is a nexus,' he responded, the Guardian reported.
Editor's comment - Did Joshua know too much? 


Australia's Libertarian Senator introduces the PERFECT libertarian bill on gay marriage

Freedom to Marry means mind your own damned business, and don't force others to accept your lifestyle 

From Eric Dondero: 

Doesn't get any better than this. For the record our own James L. Fryar from Central Australia, is friends with Leyenhjelm. 

From the aptly-named, "Australia senator introduces gay marriage bill":
Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm today (26 November) introduced his long-awaited gay marriage bill in parliament. The straight Liberal Democrat told the upper house that he supported gay marriage 'because I think people ought to have the freedom to choose their own life path.' 
'To most people, marriage equality means the right to get married irrespective of gender or sexual preference,' he said. 'But it is much more than that; it is the right to live your life as you choose and not have the government impose a particular view on you.'
The Freedom to Marry Bill proposes to change the definition of marriage to 'the union of two people', rather than a 'man and a woman.' 
In keeping with his Libertarian values, it also gives non-government religious and civil celebrants the right to refuse to marry gay couples. 'The state is a wonderful servant but a terrible master,' he said. 'The state must not discriminate; if it does so, that is an abuse of power.'
Editor's comment "Gay Star News"? Seriously? Sounds like a website for glittery trannys jumping out from behind curtains in hot red lipstick, hands in the air screeching out Bette Midler songs. "I'm a Star... I'm a Star..."

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe wins upset victory for Montana State Legislature as a... wait for it... here it comes... REPUBLICAN

And Elizabeth Warren he ain't...

From Eric Dondero:

He's the exact polar opposite on the political spectrum from self-proclaimed Cherokee Indian Massachusetts Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Meet G. Bruce Meyers.  He just eked out an upset victory for the Montana House of Representatives, beating an incumbent Democrat, by a mere 172 votes. 

From the BillingsGazette,
'More conservative than people realize': Meyers only American Indian Republican in Legislature 
G. Bruce Meyers says growing up on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in north-central Montana, he was taught not to trust anything “white, rich or Republican,” and never questioned it. Yet three weeks ago, Meyers won an upset victory as state representative for the House district including the reservation — running as a Republican. 
“Nobody thought that I had a chance of winning; I myself didn’t even think I had a chance,” he says. “It was a shock.” 
Meyers, who lives on the reservation east of Box Elder and is a member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe, defeated Democratic state Rep. Clarena Brockie of Harlem by 172 votes. He won 54 percent of the 2,254 votes cast in House District 32. When the 2015 Legislature convenes in January, he’ll be the only Native American legislator who also is a Republican.
"We need to ween ourselves off [Gov't programs]... to help us move toward self-sufficiency" 

Meyers says he used to be a Democrat, but that Native Americans “are more conservative than people realize,” and many things that Republicans represent — strong family values, respect for life, responsibly developing natural resources and the economy — are things most Indians value as well. 
As a Native American Republican, Meyers says he wants to start a discussion about how Indian reservations and people can become less reliant on government programs and start developing more local businesses. 
“Some reservations, they don’t even have a barber shop, or basic services,” he says. “I’m not saying get rid of (these programs) overnight. I’m saying we need to wean ourselves off them, and use those programs to help us move toward self-sufficiency.”
Rep. Meyers at Facebook

Whoa! MT's Jon Tester hints at support for changes to ObamaCare

From Eric Dondero: 

This is huge! The liberal media have been desperately seeking to start a meme that repeal or even changes to ObamaCare are not possible at this point. And now a Democrat Senator is saying that he'd work with Republicans (and his new colleague Republican Senator-elect Steve Daines) to make some changes. 

From, "Tester will work with GOP in Senate":
Tester, Montana’s senior senator, said Democrats need to lend support to passing laws that benefit the middle class. And they need to work with Republicans to do so when possible “I think there’s a yen for adjustment of the health care act, Dodd Frank, those kinds of things,” Tester said. 
“There are things we can do to make those work better. I think regulation for the sake of regulation is stupid." Tester said he could find common ground on tax reform with incoming Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont.
Editor's note - Tester has always been fairly decent on gun rights, less so on economics and regulatory issues. Though, he was one of 6 Senators who recently voted to approve Keystone.

Racist protesters pelt black reporter for CNN with a rock to the head, during her live report


From Eric Dondero:

Coming via The Hollywood Reporter:
CNN's Sara Sidner was hit by a rock as she reported live from the frontline of the protests in Ferguson, MO.  
Speaking to Jake Tapper in the studio, Sidner was relaying her report of building fires that had been started in Ferguson when a projectile hit her on the head, which she said was a rock. After a few moments of disorientation and pain, Sidner regained her composure and continued her report, telling Tapper that she's been "hit by much worse" before.  
Editor's comment - Of course, there's hardly a single white person among the protesters/rioters in Ferguson. So, it most likely was a black dude who threw the rock.

More evidence Hagel fired by Obama for being too much of a War Hawk against America's Muslim enemies

From Eric Dondero: 

Wow. Just wow. Erick Erickson of Red State gets the scoop, via, "The New York Times changes its story deleting the most remarkable thing about Hagel's firing":
The Pentagon wants America to believe Secretary Hagel was not fired, but the New York Times hit job breaking the news of his retirement is proof he was. The White House did not just throw Secretary Hagel under the bus, it rolled over him multiple times to ensure he is finished... 
Originally, the New York Times story ended this way:
He raised the ire of the White House in August as the administration was ramping up its strategy to fight the Islamic State, directly contradicting the president, who months before had likened the Sunni militant group to a junior varsity basketball squad. Mr. Hagel, facing reporters in his now-familiar role next to General Dempsey, called the Islamic State an “imminent threat to every interest we have,” adding, “This is beyond anything that we’ve seen.” 
White House officials later said they viewed those comments as unhelpful, although the administration still appears to be struggling to define just how large is the threat posed by the Islamic State.
Quite bizarrely the top header at left-libertarian is:
Wartime President: Obama Moves More Hawkish - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Fired
Editor's comment - So, the left-libertarian position is that firing the top guy in the administration that's the most hawkish against ISIS leads to a more hawkish foreign policy by Obama. Hmmn? Interesting.  Very, very interesting. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Republican legislator who called a female Governor the "Negro on the 4th floor" just elected House Minority Whip

From the Editor: Ahh, shit. We got the headline wrong. Apologies. She's actually a Democrat Representative. She's an American of African ethnicity. She called Hispanic Republican Susana Martinez the "Mexican on the 4th floor."  

From the NMtelegram:

The Democrats elected Sheryl Williams Stapleton as Minority Whip and Patricia Roybal Caballero as Caucus Chair. Williams Stapleton defeated Rep. Moe Maestas in the race for Whip. Maestas was previously the House Majority Whip. 
Williams Stapleton was House Majority Whip but lost the position in 2012, after she made controversial statements about Gov. Susana Martinez.
As the Washington Free Beacon notes:
Sheryl Williams Stapleton, a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, in 2011 berated a fellow lawmaker for “carrying the water for the Mexican on the Fourth Floor,” referring to Martinez, who was the first hispanic woman ever elected governor.

WaPo's Cilizza looks at the numbers: Finds a big majority for the "smaller [government]-is-better crowd"

Plus Democrats War on Whites working to Republicans' favor 

From Eric Dondero: 

Some very welcomed news for libertarians and small government conservatives this morning from Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post, "The 9 most fascinating numbers from national exit polls":
■ 54. A majority of Americans who went to the polls Nov. 4 believe that the “government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals,” while just 41 percent think “the government should do more to solve problems.” 
Those numbers suggest that the long-running battle over what government can and should do (and how much it should do) is tilting back toward the smaller-is-better crowd that dominated in the mid- and late 1990s. The early years of Obama’s presidency were defined by a belief that government might need to do more than it had during the latter days of the George W. Bush administration. (Think Hurricane Katrina.) But the pendulum is in the process of swinging back to the government-shrinkage folks. (Emphasis added.)
Republicans best year since 2004, with winning Hispanic voters 

And this rather interesting nugget. Cillizza confirms that the Democrat share of the white vote is on a definite "downward track."
38. The percentage of the white vote that Democratic candidates won nationwide. That’s the same percentage Democrats got among white voters in the 2010 midterms and virtually equal to the 39 percent Obama won in the 2012 election. That’s a trend — and a downward one for Democrats. From 1996 to 2008, the Democratic presidential nominee always won 41 to 43 percent of the white vote.
And lest anyone misinterpret the data to mean that Republicans are becoming the "White Peoples' Party," there's this:
36. That’s the percentage of the Hispanic vote that Republicans won Nov. 4, an improvement on the 34 percent they won in 2010 and a major step up from the 27 percent that Mitt Romney took in 2012. It was the strongest showing for Republicans among Hispanic voters since Bush won 44 percent of the Latino vote in the 2004 election... 2014 was a step in the right direction for Republicans among Latinos.