The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results – 8/29/14

The Watcher’s Council

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The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“If I have learned one thing from life, it is that race is the engine that drives the political Left. When all else fails, that segment of America goes to the default position of using race to achieve its objectives. In the courtrooms, on college campuses, and, most especially, in our politics, race is a central theme. Where it does not naturally rise to the surface, there are those who will manufacture and amplify it.” – Ward Connerly

“..Liberals see racism where it doesn’t exist, fabricate it when they can’t find it and ignore it within their own ranks.” - Michelle Malkin

“Since neither black animosity nor the Left’s falsehood of “racial tensions” is based on the actual behavior of the vast majority of white Americans, nothing white America can do will affect the perceptions of many black Americans or of the leftist libel.” - Dennis Prager

This week’s winner,Joshuapundit’s Blackgammon: Eric Holder Plays the Game in Ferguson is my contention that the Obama Administration’s obsession with the Michael Brown shooting has little to do with  justice, civil rights, or ultimately even with Michael Brown himself. Here’s a slice:

Backgammon, on the surface, is a pretty straight forward game. You roll the dice and move your pieces. But beneath that seeming openness are hidden strategies that may only reveal themselves later.

Today, Eric Holder traveled in person to Ferguson, Missouri, where the Aug. 9 shooting of black teen& Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson during an altercation has sparked massive violence, looting, protests and media coverage.

Holder’s version of the game was revealed as he made his moves today in Ferguson.Ostensibly he was there to oversee the massive Federal investigation of the Brown shooting with the goal of trying to arraign Officer Darren Williams on civil rights charges should the St. Louis County Grand jury fail to charge him with murder ala’ George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. But this was essentially a campaign stop at government expense.

Read his remarks here and note the parts I’ve emphasized:

“I am the Attorney General of the United States, but I am also a black man,” Holder told Ferguson residents at a community meeting. “I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over. … ‘Let me search your car’ … Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”

“The eyes of the nation and the world are watching Ferguson right now,” Holder told a group of community leaders assembled at a local community college. “The world is watching because the issues raised by the shooting of Michael Brown predate this incident. This is something that has a history to it, and the history simmers beneath the surface in more communities than just Ferguson.”

Let’s translate this, shall we?

“See Y’all, I’m black just like you are and that comes first before anything. So I understand your totally justified rage and anger against the white power structure. It’s them that are on trial, not just a police officer although he’ll do as a symbol ofeverything you feel whitey and the police have done to you over the years.That white power structure, you know, those white Republican Tea Partyers have always oppressed you,and this is just the latest outrage. I understand that, and that police officer looks just like them so they’re going to try to protect him. But since we’re in charge, we’re going to do our very best to see that you get what you want. Because remember, I’m black and I look like you and so does the president, so you all need to vote Democrat in November to make sure we stay in charge.”

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was former AP Middle East correspondent Matti Friedman writing in Tablet magazine with An Insider’s Guide to the Most Important Story on Earth submitted by Joshuapundit submitted by Joshuapundit. The ‘most important story on earth’ is Friedman’s satirical way of referring to media coverage of Israel, and he gives you an insider’s view of exactly how this story is twisted, propagandized and misrepresented by the media..and more importantly, why. Some of the reasons will astound you.

ANNOUNCEMENT:Starting next week, the Watcher’s Council is adding an exciting new feature!

Every Tuesday, the members of the Council will nominate a Weasel of the Week..some public figure who merits special singling out for ignominy, stupidity, cowardice, corruption or just a particularly evil deed. The Council members will provide a short explanation for their choices, and the nominations and explanations on why each choice is worthy of being singled out for special attention will appear Tuesday morning.

We’ll vote, (we’re working on making this public so you can weigh in) and every Thursday the winner of our own special Mark of Shame, The Weasel of the Week will be highlighted in all his or her putrid, despicable glory. Who will it be?

Don’t miss it!

OK, here are this week’s full results. Both GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD and The Razor were unable to vote this week, but neither were subject to the usual 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day and weigh in…don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!

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More War Crimes — More ISIS Massacres

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The Taqba airbase in northeastern Syria was reportedly overran by the ISIS terrorist army on Tuesday amidst heavy fighting that saw heavy casualties on both sides.

Deutsche Welle (DW) reported (emphasis added):

After several failed attempts to breach the facility in recent days, fighters from the “Islamic State” (IS) managed to storm the Tabqa air base Sunday, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The SANA state news agency also confirmed that the government had lost the air base, saying troops “are successfully reassembling after evacuating the airport and are continuing to strike precise blows at the terrorist groups in the area.”

The battle for the airfield has left at least 346 extremists dead and hundreds more wounded since the offensive was launched on Tuesday, according to the Observatory. It said more than 170 government troops also were killed Sunday alone. There were reports that another 150 may have been captured.

The airfield – home to several warplane squadrons, helicopters, tanks, artillery, and ammunition bunkers – is located some 45 kilometers (25 miles) from the extremists’ stronghold in the city of Raqqa along the Euphrates River.

Tabqa is the latest in a string of bases to fall to the Islamic State group as it expands the boundaries of its self-styled caliphate straddling the Syria-Iraq border. Their steady push in Syria, as well as their lightning advance across Iraq since June, has brought under their control a stretch of territory from Syria’s northern border with Turkey as far as the outskirts of Iraq’s capital Baghdad.

The Islamic State’s offensive has been aided by large quantities of advanced US-made weaponry and armoured vehicles, which it has seized from fleeing Iraqi forces, and an influx of recruits.

Recent reports are claiming the captured Syrian troops were marched half-naked to an undisclosed location and executed en masse. Some sources claim (see here and here) 2oo-plus Syrian troops were “slaughtered.” ISIS posted video of the mass slaughter on Thursday.

Not all are in agreement the people massacred were captured SAA troops from the Taqba airbase, but rather Sunni tribesmen from Shaitat, near Deir ez Zor, Syria, who have vowed to fight against ISIS.

***WARNING: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC***

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More executions and desecration by ISIS terrorists of what appear to be Syrian troops allegedly captured at the Taqba airbase:

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Exposing Terrorism: The Russian-Islamic Terror Connection (2009)

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Obama on ISIS: ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

Huh. Imagine that. Go figure.

You know, sometimes “no strategy” is a strategy …

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NEWS OF THE CENTURY! Mark Levin: You Are in the Middle of a Constitutional Crisis

Hat Tip: Noisy Room

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Mark Levin on Hannity: Obama Reportedly Planning Climate Change Deal without Congress

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Montana’s ‘Revolutionary Socialist’ Senate Candidate’s Unbelievably Awkward Interview

(Credit: Townhall)

(Credit: Townhall)

By: Brent Parrish

The Democrat’s senate candidate for Montana, Amanda Curtis, appeared on local news channel KBZK-7 yesterday and drew a complete blank. Fortunately, for Ms. Curtis, the interviewer threw her a lifeline.

Via Townhall.com:

Believe it or not, this clip is probably the least of Montana Democrats’ problems with their newly-minted Senate candidate.  But let’s watch it anyway.  Her train of thought chugs to a cringe-worthy standstill midway through her rehearsed answer, leading to an awkward silence. After several seconds, the reporter takes pity on his interview subject and gamely bails her out with a lay-up question (via the Free Beacon):

Montana State Rep. Amanda Curtis is a member of the radical, revolutionary socialist group Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

 

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Unaccompanied Alien Children ‘Crisis’ Exposed as Fraud

By: James Simpson
DC Independent Examiner

The Conservative Treehouse has done yeoman’s work exposing the Obama administration’s many machinations over the manufactured border crisis. In a report published at Accuracy in Media earlier this month, I described how the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program of the Department of Health and Human Services has exploded, spending almost $700 million so far this year, more than double that of 2013. Much of the information described in that report was initially dug up by the Treehouse.

As we described in the report, many of these “children” were not in fact children, but young men and women, many of whom were gang members or being actively recruited by gangs. Largely unreported were the 200,000 plus illegal alien families accompanying these youths. The Treehouse has now uncovered evidence of deliberate manipulation of the UAC numbers conducted by the Obama administration.

The U.S. Border Patrol has reported apprehension of 57,525 UACs in 2014, almost double the 2013 number. However another agency, the Executive Office for Immigration Review is tasked with actually confirming these numbers. It counts a total of 20,814, only slightly more than 2013, (20,778), and once again, most of these are not the young children the media has been showing heart-rending photos of. The fact is that there is no crisis of young, unaccompanied children flooding the border. There are entire families flooding the border.

Read more here …

Hat Tip: Noisy Room

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VA Depicts Veterans as Oscar the Grouch

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How “adorable.” I’m sure our vets are getting a big chuckle from it.

Via Washington Times:

Just as President Obama is promising to reform the veterans’ health care and restore “dignity” to the system, the Veterans Affairs office in Philadelphia is apologizing for depicting dissatisfied veterans as Oscar the Grouch in an internal training guide.

A slide show presented to VA employees last week portrayed veterans as the grumpy Sesame Street character who lives in a garbage can. The training guide also described veterans as possibly having unrealistic expectations, and advises staffers to apologize for the public “perception” of the scandal-ridden agency.

In one slide, a sign reading “CRANKY” hangs from the rim of Oscar’s garbage can. In another, Oscar’s face is accompanied by the words “100% GROUCHY, DEAL WITH IT.”

The presentation included tips on how to tell if a veteran is nearing an “outburst,” including being accusatory, agitated, demanding, or unfocused, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. It was delivered to VA staffers in advance of two town-hall meetings to be held for veterans in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Keep reading…

Who wouldn’t be cranky, considering the abysmal treatment a number of America’s veterans have received at the hands of the Veterans Administration.

Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers

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Steven Goddard: Arctic Sea Ice Coverage Has grown 64% Over Past Two Years

… And the “experts” say it is melting down.

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Green shows gain, red shows loss. (Credit: Steven Goddard)

Hat Tip: Steven Goddard

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