Saturday, May 16, 2015

B.B. King Passes On, An American Icon and Influence To Many Musicians

Those of us who love music, especially blues music, woke up to sad news yesterday morning, as Riley B. (B.B. King) passed away Thursday night in Las Vegas, NV. He was 89.

Name just about any modern guitarist today, and they'll probably tell you how B.B. King influenced them, like Eric Clapton, who called King "a beacon for all of us."

Clapton's comments were echoed by my friend Jimmie Vaughan, another great blues guitarist who (along with his brother, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan) was influenced by King. Vaughan appeared on (excuse the source) Alex Jones' radio show to talk purely about King and his influence.

Among my generation, many came to know of B.B. King by his appearance with U2, "When Love Comes To Town." Don't get me wrong, I've always liked the song, but what really got me into B.B. King was what Clapton in his video, as well as SRV and others had referenced in print interviews, the live album "Live at the Regal." When I was living in Austin, TX in the early to mid-1990s, I heard the version of "Sweet Little Angel" on the hip radio station KGSR 107.7. Being a semi-pro blues guitarist at that time (I still play today), I said "I have to get this CD."

I'd recommend this, as well as "Live At Cook County Jail," and "Live at San Quentin" as other great CD's for one to really get hooked on the man and his music.

Not long after, in September 1995, I saw B.B. King in concert for the first time at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. He was on the bill with Etta James (who cancelled due to illness days before), Elvin Bishop, Jimmie Vaughan and the Magic Dick/J. Geils Bluestime review. This show took place just as King turned 70. From my recollection, he stood for half the show and sat for the last half, in which he brought Vaughan out to play some and reminisce about Stevie Ray.  I was blown away by his voice, his guitar tone, and just his big-heartedness. He was genuine, the real-deal.

After the show, those of us who were sitting near the stage had the opportunity to come up and see if we could catch pins of his guitar "Lucille" being thrown into the area. I was near the stage but was unable to get a pin, as he ran out. However, since he was standing in front of me, I stuck my hand up, he reached down and shook hands with me. To say I was awestruck was an understatement. It was one of the rare times I got to have contact with a musical hero and influence.

Rest in Peace B.B.! You won't be forgotten.

No Time For Second Guessing: It Was Still Right To Liberate Iraq

The Democrat Media Complex is still arguing about the Iraq War some 12 years after the 2003 invasion, so much so that their big question for the 2016 GOP Presidential Field is this:
Knowing what we know now, would you have invaded Iraq?
Rand Paul was opposed to the invasion, but others (Ted Cruz, Scott Walker) have said they wouldn't. Jeb Bush tripped all over himself before saying he would not have.

Problem is, they had no business answering that question, because if you're going to rely on second guesses or Monday morning quarterbacking to make decisions, you probably should not be running for President. Leadership involves making tough decisions you do have, not by wishing you had a crystal ball or a time machine to look into the future.

With that said, if I were running for President, I would say that it still was the right thing to do. That does not mean mistakes were made and that perhaps "nation building" is not a good policy to have.

Consider the fact we had just undergone the 9/11 attacks. For the previous 10 years, Saddam Hussein had a record of hostility toward the US, our allies, and his neighbors. He had not been forthcoming with weapons inspectors and was suspected for years of reactiving his WMD programs.

This wasn't something George W. Bush just dreamed up, here's Bill Clinton souldning Dubya'esque back in February 1998. Regime change in Iraq was our government's policy as of 1998.

Hussein was suspected of harboring terrorists based on past actions. ABC News (not Fox News) back in 1999 even theorized Osama bin Laden was being courted by Saddam Hussein.

And, after the invasion happened, there were WMD's found, but thanks to Karl Rove, this evidence was not used to put down the liberal Democrat partisans who wanted to lose a war for the sole purpose of humiliting then-President Bush because of their lingering resentment over the outcome of Election 2000.

What the Iraq war also did, was bring out these al-Queda, Islamofascist fighters from the mountains of Afghanistan into an area where they could not hide. The Bush doctrine of going after rogue states also put the fear of God into Libya's Muammar Qaddafi, who gave up his WMD programs voluntarily because of our action in Iraq and neutralized him as a future threat.

Were mistakes made? Yes, in any war, mistakes are made. We changed course in 2007 with the Petraeus surge and it worked. The problem was, the peace was lost by Obama and Clinton, who couldn't wait to get the US out, and thus created the vaccum filled by the "JV team" known as ISIS.

But will any of these "journalists" (I use that term loosely) ask Hillary Rotten Clinton about her vote authorizing force in Iraq in 2002?

Even still, will they ask Hillary if she stands by her and Obama's decision to remove Qaddafi in Libya?

That humorous Clintoon foreign policy moment led directly to the attack on Benghazi on September 11, 2012, and the place where ISIS savages have beheaded middle-eastern Christians.

So instead of relitigating the Iraq War, the GOP contenders need to focus on the foreign policy failures of the cun-and-run pajama boys who have been emboldening our enemies and made the US look like an unreliable ally in world affairs.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

#VEDay70th Double Feature: DC Mall Flyover Footage & "Col. Culpepper'sFlying Circus"

Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, when Nazi Germany formally surrendered unconditionally to the Allied Forces and ended World War II in Europe.  World War II would not end until September 1945, after the Japanese surrendered as a result of two atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which ended plans to invade Japan, an invasion that was estimated would have been more catastrophic in the loss of life on both sides.

For those who were on the Washington Mall yesterday at noon, a flyover of US aircraft from the World War II era flew over the restricted airspace of the US Capitol and World War II monument. I wasn't able to attend, but have footage below via YouTube.

Here's much longer footage, including ceremonies at the World War II Memorial.

Also, in honor of VE Day, I'm including this video docuemtary done by the BBC in 1981 entitled "Col. Culpepper's Flying Circus." It is about an organization then called the Confederate Air Force (now Commemorative Air Force). It was shot in the CAF's headquarters in October 1980, during their annual Airsho.

Appearing in the video are World War II aviators Paul Tibbets (who flew the Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima), Tennessee Ernie Ford, and German WWII ace Adolph Galland. What is most significant that you will see during the video is the concern the "Colonels" of the CAF had in 1980 about the state of the world and the lack-of-preparedness of the United States military at that time, during the height of the Cold War, as well as the Iran Hostage Crisis and the fecklessness of the Carter Regime in defending the US, similar to what happened in the years leading up to World War II.

You also see some of the reenactments of World War II air battles, such as the Pearl Harbor attack, done by the CAF during the Airsho.

Growing up in Harlingen, TX, I was privileged to have attended the Airsho filmed above in 1980, as well as every one from 1978 (when I was nine years old) to their last one in 1991 before relocating their headquarters to Midland, TX.  Needless to say, going to these airshows really shaped how I view the world and my political leanings, because what the CAF gave me was a sense of patriotism, love for country, appreciation for our military, and a history lesson I never learned in school, and what most people today are unaware of. I'm sure your average 20 year old thinks Jimmy Doolittle is the proper name of Dr. Dootlittle, and the Ploesti Raid is something that happens on a girl's dormitory at the local college.  I'm sure if most of the founders of the CAF were alive today, they'd be even more shocked at the state of the world in 2015, as they were in 1980.

Though I missed the flyover yesterday, I did go out today to the Manassas, VA Regional Airport and see several of the CAF airplanes which participated in the flyover, including the B-24 Liberator "Diamond Lil"

the P-51 Mustang "Gunfighter"

and the "Queen" of the CAF fleet, the B-29 Superfortress "Fifi"

Last weekend, their B-17 Flying Fortress "Texas Raiders" was in Manassas, VA as well. I had the honor of flying on Texas Raiders back in 1990, and it was the most interesting airplane ride. You got a sense of what it was like to take off with the windows open, and the plane shaking getting off the runway.

Enjoy the videos and the photos, and remember what was done 70 years ago so we might live in freedom today. Don't let the lessons of yesterday be lost on today's generation.

To those who fought 70 years ago and defeated Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, our nation owes you a debt of gratitude. I hope that we may soon wake up as a nation, and get the courage to take on the threats to our freedom with the same sense of purpose and moral clarity as you did.

And to the founders of the CAF, who have been deceased a number of years, thank you for the lessons you taught those of us in the Rio Grande Valley. If it hadn't been for y'all having this living history lesson and patriotic mission, I probably would have grown up to have been a bed-wetting, Obamabot who thought socialism was a pretty cool idea.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Fairfax County School Board Forces Transgender Protection Despite Widespread Opposition

Despite a loud opposition to the policy, the Fairfax County Virginia School Board decided to force a non-discrimination policy against transgender teachers and students, thus redefining the term "representative government" to "non-representative government."

Only one school board member, Elizabeth Schultz, bravely voted against this policy, despite the fact that there is no policy written or verbage being voted on. Instead, a "consultant" will be hired by the district. Clearly, all the liberals who voted for this have a future in Congress under Nancy Pelosi's "we have to pass it to find out what's in it" as their party leader.

Even worse was the stealth manner in which the district wanted to change the policy, in an effort to do it under the radar.

Fox News' Todd Starnes has more background:
The Fairfax County Public Schools School Board voted Thursday night to add "gender identity" to its nondiscrimination policy in spite of massive opposition from parents and the area’s religious community.
Police were summoned to control a standing-room-only crowd as board members approved the controversial measure.
...A plan to add “gender identity” to a Virginia school’s nondiscrimination policy has enraged parents and preachers, but leaders of the nation’s tenth largest school district say unless they make the change, the U.S. Department of Education could withdraw federal funding.
Critics warn the Fairfax County Public School policy would allow boys who identify as girls to use the locker rooms and bathrooms of their choice – as well as participate on athletic teams of their choosing.
Martin Baker, the pastor of Burke Community Church, warned that “the damage and destruction to our children, teens and impacted adults will be incalculable.”
“Everything from locker rooms to bathrooms will be potentially open for people who simply feel that their inner sexuality does not match their outer, physical sexuality,” he wrote in an email to the 3,000-member congregation.
“This is not just shocking, it is morally and spiritually abhorrent, and that is why I am convinced this is one cultural issue where we, as a church, must speak up and out with clarity, compassion and conviction,” he added.
But the deputy superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools said they have no choice but to provide specific protections for transgender students. A vote on the issue is expected Thursday night.
The Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education is requiring that school divisions revise their non-discrimination policies to include gender identity,” Deputy Superintendent Steven Lockard wrote in a memorandum to school board members.
He also said the federal government was requiring the district to hire a consultant to advise them on how school divisions should handle individual cases of transgender students.
“If FCPS refuses to amend its policy, OCR has the right to recommend the termination of federal funding to FCPS,” Lockard wrote.
That bombshell has infuriated parents and politicians – like school board member Elizabeth Schultz.
“While the underlying issue is somewhat sensational, it is the gravitas in overreach of the federal government and the implications thereof that is so very chilling,” she told me. “It could have implications for every public school district in the nation. If they’re going to come for us, they’re going to come to them next.”
Andrea Lafferty, the president of the Washington, D.C.-based Traditional Values Coalition, lives in Fairfax County. She’s launched a campaign to fight the proposed change.
“This is a beating into submission of the American people and the taxpayers by the Obama Administration and those willfully going along with it,” said Lafferty. “They are going to say if you don’t comply, we’re going to take away your lunch money – your federal funding.”
That is what is troubling. The fact that the Federal Government under Obama's radical Regime wants to dictate to local schools social policies and threaten funding. Especially since Fairfax County schools are more cash-strapped, after being forced to accept thousands of new students courtesy of Obama's open-border invasion during the past year.

On the subject of funding, I keep getting e-mails from the joke of a superintendent, Karen Garza, saying that the school district is facing a $100 million deficit. Well, if you're so cash-strapped, why then use our tax dollars to hire a consultant to craft another liberal social policy?

All I heard before moving here was how Fairfax County schools were some of the best in the nation. Obviously, that's going downhill, especially when the administration wants to lower standards (eliminating zeros) so they can pass more students and get more funding.

Why not concentrate on educating our children, instead of using them as guinea pigs for liberal social experiments? Unfortunately, when you have liberals in charge who set out to remake society in a way that only represents a small minority, this is what happens.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

It Is Frightening How Far Too Many Are Willing To Submit To Islamofascist Bullying Over Mohammed Cartoons

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” - Benjamin Franklin

"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last." - Winston Churchill

"Alexander Hamilton said, 'A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one.' Now let's set the record straight. There's no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can have peace—and you can have it in the next second—surrender." - Ronald Reagan

"The root word for Islam is 'al-Silm,' which means 'submission' or 'surrender.'” -

The Islamofascist group ISIS has now gone beyond taking responsibility for the attempted attack on the Mohammed Cartoon event in Garland, TX on Sunday and is threatening Pamela Geller, claiming to have soldiers in 15 states (NY Daily News).
ISIS appears to declare war on anti-Muslim (sic) blogger Pamela Geller on Tuesday in an ominous online message claiming it has fighters across America ready to attack "any target we desire." 
The threat, posted on anonymous message board JustPasteIt, singles out Geller, who helped plan a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that was attacked by two gunmen in Garland, Texas, over the weekend. ISIS claimed responsibility for the shooting early Tuesday, marking the first time the terror group called an American attack one of its own.
The chilling Tuesday post also boasts of ISIS having "71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack." It specifically names Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and California. 
"The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah (authority or governance) in the heart of our enemy," the message reads.
But from the reaction of same NY Daily Snooze, some on the allegedly conservative Fox News (Martha McCullum, Bill "Loofah Boy" O'Reilly), Donald "Sideshow Bob" Trump, and usual suspects like the drunk Chris Matthews, are acting like Geller is the terrorist.

Here's the New York Slimes, who have been willing accomplices to the undermining of the War on Terrorism during the Bush Years.
There is no question that images ridiculing religion, however offensive they may be to believers, qualify as protected free speech in the United States and most Western democracies. There is also no question that however offensive the images, they do not justify murder, and that it is incumbent on leaders of all religious faiths to make this clear to their followers.
But it is equally clear that the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest in Garland, Tex., was not really about free speech. It was an exercise in bigotry and hatred posing as a blow for freedom.
That distinction is critical because the conflicts that have erupted over depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, most notably the massacre of staff members at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in January by two Muslim brothers, have generated a furious and often confused debate about free speech versus hate speech. The current dispute at the American chapter of the PEN literary organization over its selection of Charlie Hebdo for a freedom of expression courage award is a case in point — hundreds of PEN’s members have opposed the selection for “valorizing selectively offensive material.”
Charlie Hebdo is a publication whose stock in trade has always been graphic satires of politicians and religions, whether Catholic, Jewish or Muslim. By contrast, Pamela Geller, the anti-Islam campaigner behind the Texas event, has a long history of declarations and actions motivated purely by hatred for Muslims.
Whether fighting against a planned mosque near ground zero, posting to her venomous blog Atlas Shrugs or organizing the event in Garland, Ms. Geller revels in assailing Islam in terms reminiscent of virulent racism or anti-Semitism. 
Are you kidding me? The way these gutless, cowardly liberals at the New York Slimes act, they'd think Pamela Geller (who is Jewish for your information, New York Slimes) just woke up one day and decided to attack Islam and Mohammed just for the hell of it. Never mind the horrors that we witnessed on 9/11/01, but of course that day has long been forgotten thanks to the current Regime in DC, who have made 9/11 a day to take our your neighbor's trash or paint the local community room, instead of remembering the final phone calls from the hijacked planes and those trapped in the World Trade Center, or why "Let's Roll" and the courage of the passengers of United 93 is significant.

Have all these media figures forgotten how Islamists have been at war with the US even before 9/11? Remember the Iran Hostage Crisis? Remember how Iran has been linked to the murder of our Marines in Beirut in 1983 and the Hezbollah kidnappings of Americans in the 1980s? I guess we as a nation have, since their Dear Leader Obama and his thin-skinned ego are so desperate for a legacy he'll make a nuclear deal with them. Never mind how ISIS are beheading and crucifying Christians in the Middle-East in the name of Islam, and you don't hear a word of outrage from Mr. Leg Thrill Chris Matthews, the New York Slimes or the Daily Snooze.

I'm not alone. Steven Crowder has had it with these Islamo-apologists and the cowards.

Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center does a great job of illustrating the doubled standard by these liberals.
Activists like Geller and her partner Robert Spencer are making a provocative point about how free speech is being uniquely curtailed out of sensitivity to Muslims, who apparently "earn" this sensitivity by being violent or making threats of violence. Liberals and their media outlets have no such sensitivity toward Christians or Jews.
Freedom of speech, not religious sensitivity, was the mantra for the media when the National Endowment for the Arts subsidized the maker of "Piss Christ" in the 1990s, as it was when museums hosted Chris Ofili's dung-spattered "art" work on the Virgin Mary, as it was when the National Portrait Gallery promoted a video of a crucifix with ants crawling over the body of Christ.
But freedom of speech for criticizing Islam? There's apparently no room for that in America. They won't even show the cartoon.
And who was their source, anyway? The Southern Poverty Law Center -- yes, that group that has also labeled the Family Research Center a "hate" group for supporting traditional marriage, leading to an assassin using their "hate map" to go to FRC's building and open fire, seriously wounding a security guard, with the intent to kill as many staff as possible, before being subdued.
And it's pretty pathetic when a vile cretin like Bill Maher makes more sense about the violence Islamists will show toward anyone who draws a cartoon of Mohammed than some of the alleged conservatives on Fox News (from 2010 - language warning).

And let me address this to all you liberals (and scaredy-cat conservatives) attacking Pamela Geller as a bigot, a hate-monger, etc. You claim to be such champions of free speech and free expression. You only care about mocking Christians, Jews or people who are conservative, while calming to oppose theocracy, but you by proxy support and act as apologists for a "religion" that is theocratical in nature.

You claim to be the best friends of homosexuals and women, but you look the other way at how women are treated in the Muslim world (stonings, execution).

Look at this image below. This is what Iran, whom Dear Leader Obama and "Hanoi John" Kerry are so eager to make a nuclear deal with, does to homosexuals in that Islamic state.

or what ISIS does to gays...

and yet you act as apologists for these Islamofascists by attacking Pamela Geller and act like she's the bigger enemy?  No! She's not the problem. It's you people, because you're so blind to the bigotry of these Islamists who want to destroy Israel and the West that you live under the delusion (just like Europe did in the 1930s) that if we just appease them and understand them we can "co-exist."  All that thinking will do is lead to an even worse atrocity.

Oh, and by the way, here is the winning cartoon, drawn by Bosch Fawstin, a former Muslim.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

On Day NYPD Officer Dies After Being Shot By Black Man, Obama Claims Minorities Allegedly "Treated Differently" By Police

NYPD Police Officer Brian Moore, only 25, was ambushed on Saturday in Queens, after being shot in the head. Moore died from the shooting yesterday.

Instead of taking time to pay respects to this young officer, killed by a thug, Racial Agitator-in-Chief Richard Milhous Hussein-Obama once again attacked police for targeting men of color (Mediaite).
And that sense of unfairness and of powerlessness, of people not hearing their voices, that’s helped fuel some of the protests we’ve seen in places like Baltimore and Ferguson and right here in New York. The catalyst of those protests were the tragic deaths of young men and a feeling that law is not always applied evenly in this country. In too many places in this country, black boys and black men, Latino boys, Latino men — they experience being treated differently by law enforcement. In stops and in arrests and in charges and in incarcerations. The statistics are clear up and down the criminal justice system. There’s no dispute.
But what Obama and the other Leftist police attackers are relying on for their claims is flawed data, according to John Lott, And not only that, a study recently says more whites are killed by police than blacks (Washington Times)
As researchers are quick to point out, FBI data on police shootings by race is notoriously incomplete, which may explain why Peter Moskos, assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York, decided to use figures from the website Killed by Police.
Based on that data, Mr. Moskos reported that roughly 49 percent of those killed by officers from May 2013 to April 2015 were white, while 30 percent were black. He also found that 19 percent were Hispanic and 2 percent were Asian and other races.
His results, posted last week on his blog Cop in the Hood, arrived with several caveats, notably that 25 percent of the website’s data, which is drawn largely from news reports, failed to show the race of the person killed.
Killed by Police lists every death, justified or not, including those in which the officer had been wounded or acted in self-defense.
“The data doesn’t indicate which shootings are justified (the vast majority) and which are cold-blooded murder (not many, but some). And maybe that would vary by race. I don’t know, but I doubt it,” Mr. Moskos said on his blog.
Adjusted to take into account the racial breakdown of the U.S. population, he said black men are 3.5 times more likely to be killed by police than white men. But also adjusted to take into account the racial breakdown in violent crime, the data actually show that police are less likely to kill black suspects than white ones.
“If one adjusts for the racial disparity in the homicide rate or the rate at which police are feloniously killed, whites are actually more likely to be killed by police than blacks,” said Mr. Moskos, a former Baltimore cop and author of the book “Cop in the Hood.”
“Adjusted for the homicide rate, whites are 1.7 times more likely than blacks die at the hands of police,” he said. “Adjusted for the racial disparity at which police are feloniously killed, whites are 1.3 times more likely than blacks to die at the hands of police.”
But facts don't matter when you have an agenda to push, and the blood of another police officer is on the hands of those who attack the police with demagoguery and half-truths.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Garland, TX Shooting; Liberal Media Show Double Standard In Attacking Event

Breaking news this morning. ISIS is now claming responsibility for the attempted attack on Pamela Geller's event in Garland, TX held on Sunday evening (CNN).
In a broadcast on its official radio channel Tuesday, the group said two Al Khilafa soldiers opened fire outside the event in Garland, a suburb of Dallas. Al Khilafa is how ISIS refers to its soldiers.
The gunmen, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, wounded a security guard before police shot and killed them.
The ISIS radio announcer also referred to Simpson and Soofi as the terror group's "brothers." The announcement ended with this warning:
"We say to the defenders of the cross, the U.S., that future attacks are going to be harsher and worse. The Islamic State soldiers will inflict harm on you with the grace of God. The future is just around the corner."
While ISIS claimed responsibility two days after the attack, there was no immediate indication that the terror group in Iraq and Syria actually had contact with Simpson or Soofi, who both lived in Phoenix.
U.S. authorities have said they are investigating whether Sunday's shooting had any link to international terrorism. But there are clues that one of the gunmen was an ISIS sympathizer.
Moments before the attack, Simpson posted an ominous tweet with the hashtag #texasattack: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen."
Here is another terrorist attack on American soil, from what I heard on the radio yesterday, the 68th one since 9/11. Yet the liberals who make up the so-called "mainstream media" in America are attacking Geller for holding the event. Other's like the old Democrat hack drunk Chris Matthews, used the equivalent of the "if you hadn't worn that short skirt" excuse to a rape victim.

Here's CNN:

Even worse and more hypocritical was the notorious racist bombthrower on CNN Marc Lamont Hill, who, while claiming to condemn the violence, used the same "blame the victim" attack card on Geller.
Let's go back to last Monday night and the Baltimore riots, shall we Marc?

No, there shouldn’t be calm tonight. Black people are dying in the streets. They’ve been dying in the streets for months, years, decades, centuries. I think there can be resistance to oppression and when resistance occurs, you can't circumscribe resistance. You can’t schedule a planned resistance. You can't tell people where to die in, where to resist, how to resist and how to protest. Now, I think there should be an ethics attached to this, but we have to watch our own ethics and be careful not to get more upset about the destruction of property than the destruction of black bodies and that seems to be to me – to me what's happening over the last few hours and that’s very troublesome to me. We also have to be very careful about the language we use to talk about this. I'm not calling these people rioters. I'm calling these uprisings and I think it's an important distinction to make. This is not a riot. There have been uprisings in major cities and smaller cities around this country for the last year because of the violence against black female and male bodies forever and I think that’s what important here. I agree with you, Don. We can't ignore the fact that the city is burning, but we need to be talking about why it's burning and not romanticize peace and not romanticize marching as the only way to function. I'm not saying we should be hurting, I’m not saying we should be killing people, but we do have to understand that resistance looks different ways to different people and part of what it means to say black lives matter, is to assert our right to have rage – righteous rage, righteous indignation in the face of state violence and extrajudicial killing. Freddie Gray is dead. That's why the city is burning and let’s make that clear. It's not burning because of these protesters. The city is burning because the police killed Freddie Gray and that’s a distinction we have to make.
Spewing hate and justifying violence in Baltimore, and you want to lecture about "hate speech," Marc?

Also, consider how when there is "art" that is mocking or insulting to Christians (ie "Piss Christ"), these same liberals who attack Pamela Geller will lecture Christians out the other side of their mouth about "free speech."  The same goes with forcing Christian business owners to bake cakes or provide services to same-sex "weddings."

When you are willing to surrender free speech to threats of violence, all you're showing is your willingness to surrender. It appears to me all these hypocritical liberals are so afraid of Islamofascist terrorists they are willing to surrender the freedoms to Shariah law that so many Americans have bled and sacrificed for.