Current events, politics and life in general from the perspective of a conservative woman in New York
I knew this would happen sooner or later, as those Tsarnaev brothers had to have had help. The three individuals have been arrested for making false statements to investigators, and obstruction of justice.
(CNN) — At least two of three additional suspects arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing probe face obstruction of justice charges, a federal law enforcement source said.
Boston police announced the arrests Wednesday morning, adding that there was “no threat to the public.”
Two students from New Bedford, Massachusetts, have been arrested on charges of making false statements to investigators and conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to a federal law enforcement source with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.
The students are originally from Kazakhstan and were already in custody on immigration charges, according to another source with knowledge of the immigration case. The third is a U.S. citizen, the federal law enforcement source said.
The students who now face charges went to college with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the source familiar with the immigration case said.
Now I want to know when we’re going to stop immigration from these Muslim countries where their people are taught to blame America for all their problems?
She’s now whining about how “America took my kids away from me.”
MAKHACHKALA, Russia (CBS/AP) — The mother of the two Boston bombing suspects told reporters that “America took my kids away from me” and wished she had never left Russia.
I wish you’d never left Russia either.
“Why did I even go there?” Zubeidat Tsarnaeva said, crying, after CBS News correspondent Charlie D’Agata asked if she regretted the move.
Why did our government let this trash in to begin with? Remember, this is a family that mooched off of American taxpayers. This woman also shoplifted over $1,600 worth of clothing from Lord & Taylor
The mother told reporters at that same press conference that she would be “happy” to give up her U.S. citizenship, and that she was “thinking about it.”
The Tsarnaev family emigrated to the U.S. a decade ago, but both parents returned to Russia last year.
Speaking of giving up U.S. citizenship, I think it’s about time we make it legal to strip the citizenship of (at least) naturalized individuals who commit heinous terrorist crimes.
It’s bad enough that America allows in people from backwards countries who hate the country that (foolishly) welcomed them in. Yet these ingrates have no qualms about mooching off American taxpayers once they get here.
US-hating terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev took government handouts even as he delved deep into the world of violent, radical Islam, officials said.
Tsarnaev, his wife Katherine Russell and their 3-year-old daughter were on the state dole as recently as 2012, officials with the state’s Office of Health and Human Services told the Boston Herald.
The dead Boston Marathon bomber and his family stopped receiving benefits because his hard-working wife, toiling for up 80 hours a week, brought home enough bread to make them ineligible for government assistance.
The home health-care aide supported her deadbeat husband, who stayed at home with the child.
Tsarnaev’s younger brother, bombing suspect Dzhokar, and their parents also received benefits when they were younger.
On another note, I don’t believe for a minute that the late Tamerlan was being a stay at home dad. Knowing what we know now, I think it’s more logical to conclude that he was just being a deadbeat who only cared about jihad. And what kind of “man” (a term I use very loosely) would make his wife leave her small child to work long hours while he sat around all day doing practically nothing, except becoming more and more of a fanatic? The fact that Katherine Russell would even agree to such an arrangement only goes to show how she cared only about her vagina above all else.
Finally, I believe that wife had to know what her deadbeat husband was up to.
Unfortunately, America learned nothing from 9/11. Thanks to the ineptness and political correctness of our government bureaucrats, we have four dead Americans, and over a hundred people wounded. And now we learn that Russia repeatedly warned the FBI (and CIA according to CNN last night) about the older brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The incompetent FBI interviewed him but found nothing. And his name was entered into some databases.
Sources said Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s details were entered into TIDE, a database maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center, because the FBI spoke to him in 2011 while investigating a Russian tip-off that he had become a follower of radical Islamists.
The FBI found nothing to suggest he was an active threat, but all the same placed his name on the ‘Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment’ list. The FBI has not said what it did find about Tsarnaev.
But the database, which holds more than half a million names, is only a repository of information on people who U.S. authorities see as known, suspected or potential terrorists from around the world.
Because of its huge size, U.S. investigators do not routinely monitor everyone registered there, said U.S. officials familiar with the database.
Now just out of curiosity, why are people listed in terrorist databases even allowed to be in America in the first place? Why are the snivel-rights of these people, many of who detest America, more important than the safety and well being of lawful productive American citizens? Is it more important for government bureaucrats to have a job entering names while they pretend to keep Americans safe? Or is it still because we don’t want to be seen as “mean” and racist?
After being put in the TIDE system, his name was entered in another database, this one maintained by the Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Protection bureau which is used to screen people crossing U.S. land borders and entering at airports or by sea.
Tsarnaev was flagged on that database when he left the United States for Russia in January 2012 but no alarm was raised, presumably because the FBI had not identified him as a threat after the interview.
When he returned from Russia six months later, he had already been automatically downgraded in the border database because there was no new information that required him to continue to get extra attention. So he did not get secondary inspection on his re-entry at New York’s JFK Airport. It was unclear exactly what the procedure was for such a downgrade.
Good for Zimmerman! It’s about time someone fought the biased mainstream media rather than just pointing out their distortions.
(CNN) — George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Florida boy, is suing NBC Universal for using “the oldest form of yellow journalism” by editing an audio tape of his 911 call to make him sound racist, the lawsuit says.
Zimmerman is seeking “damages in excess of the jurisdictional limit” in Seminole County Circuit Court in Florida, where the lawsuit was filed Thursday.
“NBC saw the death of Trayvon Martin not as a tragedy but as an opportunity to increase ratings, and so set about to create the myth that George Zimmerman was a racist and predatory villain,” the lawsuit says.
“Because of NBC’s deceptive and exploitative manipulations, the public wrongly believes that Zimmerman ‘use(d) a racial epithet’ while describing Martin during the call to the dispatcher on that fateful night,” the suit says.
NBC Universal disputed the accusations Friday.
“There was no intent to portray Mr. Zimmerman unfairly,” the company said in a prepared statement. “We intend to vigorously defend our position in court.”
The defamation lawsuit accuses the network of sensationalizing and manipulating a potential “racial powder keg that would result in months, if not years, of topics for their failing news program, particularly the plummeting ratings for their ailing Today Show.”
The edited recordings included multiple deletions, removed intervening dialogue between Zimmerman and the dispatcher, and juxtaposed unrelated content “to make it appear that Zimmerman was a racist, and that he was racially profiling Trayvon Martin,” the lawsuit says.
NBC aired various edited versions of the 911 call on March 19, 20, 22 and 27, the suit says.
The suit accuses the network of malice, highlighting correspondent Ron Allen’s segment on “The Today Show” on March 27.
“Allen’s broadcast removed a critical aspect of the dialogue between Zimmerman and the dispatcher, bringing the ‘up to no good’ and ‘he looks black’ statements even closer together, to further the false and defamatory implication that Zimmerman had said he believed Martin was ‘up to no good’ because ‘he looks black,’” the suit says.
The lawsuit accuses NBC of falsely claiming that Zimmerman said “f—— coons” on the February 26 call.
“The truth, as known to the defendants, was that Zimmerman said ‘f—— punks’ and there was no evidence, or reason to believe, that Zimmerman uttered a racial epithet during the call,” the suit says.
Zimmerman mentioned Martin’s race only when prompted by the dispatcher, the suit says.
NBC never aired an “earnest” retraction and never apologized to Zimmerman, who has since experienced death threats, a bounty on his head and a genuine fear for his life, the suit says. He now lives in hiding, court documents say.
NBC News President Steve Capus “made a bogus non-apology that claimed the doctoring was merely a ‘mistake,’” the suit says.
Because of the death threats, Zimmerman wears a bulletproof vest and was even dismissed from his college because it felt fellow students could be endangered, the lawsuit says. At the time of the incident with Martin, Zimmerman was living in a community known as The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, Florida, court papers say.
“Due to the defendants’ journalistic crimes, Zimmerman has been transformed into one of the most hated men in America,” the suit says.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, told “In Session’s” Jean Casarez that NBC tried “to get ahead of the curve coverage thinking that they had themselves a person who was a racist, and they were wrong.”
The suit also names as defendants Lilia Rodriguez Luciano of Dade County, Florida, who was reporting directly from Sanford. Her employment was terminated by NBC as a result of her reporting, the suit says.
Also named as a defendant is Jeffrey Burnside of Dade County, another journalist who was reporting from Sanford to his station, NBC-owned WTVJ in Miami, the suit says. Burnside was also fired by NBC, the suit said.
Now just as a reminder, NBC has yet to identify the producer who purposely edited Zimmerman’s 911 call to make him look like a white supremacist, even though he/she was fired. And to top it off one Brian Stelter of the New York Times has tweeted that the fired individual’s fellow producers and reporters are outraged that their friend got fired for his/her lying. Go figure!
A Lousiana charter school has put this policy into effect, and of course the ACLU is threatening to sue them.
MONROE, La. – A Delhi Charter School policy that prevents pregnant female students from attending school and can force them to take a pregnancy test to continue attending school if administrators “suspect” pregnancy has drawn the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The News-Star report the ACLU sent a letter Monday requesting the school revise its policy or the group will consider further legal action.
Delhi Charter School’s policy states the school seeks to maintain an environment where students will learn and exhibit acceptable character traits that govern language, gesture, physical actions and written words.
“The school reserves the right to require any female student to take a pregnancy test to confirm whether or not the suspect student is in fact pregnant,” the policy reads.
The policy also allows the school to refer the student to a physician of its choice. “If the test indicates that the student is pregnant, the student will not be permitted to attend classes on the campus of Delhi Charter School.”
Pregnant students wishing to continue attending Delhi Charter will be required to enroll in a home study course while pregnant.
“They’re punishing girls for making the choice to have the child,” Marjorie Esman, executive director of the ACLU of Louisiana said Monday.
Students who refuse to take a pregnancy test are “treated as a pregnant student and will be offered home study opportunities.”
The letter from the ACLU contends that the policy violates Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 because it excludes students from educational programs and activities based on sex and the equal protection clause because it treats female students differently than male students and relies on impermissible sexual stereotypes.
Esman said the policy is a pretext for sexual discrimination.
Shirley said that all public schools, including charter schools, must abide by federal law.
At the very least, children in public schools need a record of immunizations, among other things, to ensure they have no contagious diseases. And that you get by having a physical. And nowadays with the number of out of wedlock teen pregnancies, it seems only logical to include pregnancy along with immunizations. For example, let’s say some kids get into a shoving match, and a girl ends up miscarrying, I would think the school could get sued.
But the main issue for me is setting a standard of acceptable behavior. Class trouble makers have been expelled or suspended for (obviously) being trouble makers, and for encouraging copycat behavior among their classmates. Getting knocked up out of wedlock as a teen certainly qualifies in my view as bad behavior. A while back, I wrote about one group of girls and their guidance counselors who pushed for their public school to give them four weeks of maternity leave.
So I say, go ahead and ban their skanky asses!
A group of seven Canadian protesters are suing the Toronto police department. They’re claiming they were profiled, arrested and unfairly detained due to their hairy legs.
A group of seven protesters from Hamilton, Ont. are suing Toronto police for $1.4 million, claiming they were unfairly profiled, arrested and mistreated during the G20 summit.
Lawyer Davin Charney served the Toronto Police Service with a 44-page statement of claim on Wednesday, outlining a litany of allegations against the police force.
The lawsuit claims his clients were arrested without reason, held for more than 24 hours in a detention centre and, in some cases, sexually assaulted, before they were released without charges.
Charney said Toronto police unfairly profiled his clients, and arrested them because they appeared to be protesters based on their clothing and physical features, which included women with hairy legs.
“They followed a profile that was created by senior Toronto Police Service officers in targeting these seven individuals,” Charney told reporters outside Toronto police headquarters Wednesday.
“That profile included markers such as people who have backpacks, lawyers’ numbers on their arms, people with Quebec licence plates, people speaking French, people wearing black clothing.
“My clients fit into that profile, to some extent. And that is why they were arrested, and that is why many people were arrested during the G20.”
The group of seven claims they were wrongfully arrested on June 27, 2010, one day after protesters rampaged in downtown Toronto as world leaders gathered for a summit.
Hey, if the Birkenstock fits…
But seriously, from what I understand, these G20 and G3 conferences attract a violent bunch of protesters. So I just don’t understand what these women were thinking when they decided to protest alongside a bunch of violent hoodlums. Were the police supposed to ignore all the violent protesters and focus instead on some clean shaved businessman carrying a briefcase?
As for the hairy legs, conservative women (and even average moderate leaning women) generally don’t let themselves go. I think that young women who insist on having legs (and other body parts) do it to make a rebellious statement. It’s like they’re saying “Screw the norms of society, and screw the patriarchy.” No wonder they decided to protest alongside anarchists.
On the most recent cover of Time magazine, a woman is shown openly nursing her three year old boy. I’m not going to post the picture here since it’s immodest. But you can see it here if you’re curious.
First off, let me just say that I don’t care if a woman breastfeeds or bottle feeds her baby. Breastfeeding has plenty of benefits. But not every woman can do it. And what I really can’t comprehend is why the act of breastfeeding seems to turn some women into raging exhibitionists. I mean, it’s not like their babies are going to drop dead if they go in a private room, or use some kind of cover. It’s as if they’re seeing “Look at me! I’m holier than thou!” As I see it, this kind of attitude is typical among many of today’s women who seem to want special attention for doing something women have been doing for thousands of years. So what I have to say about all this is, if you want to breastfeed, go ahead. But just cover up, and stop getting in peoples faces! I don’t want to see your breasts.
And speaking of breasts, these militant internet nursers go on and on about how the breast is only for feeding babies, and that there’s nothing sexual about them, etc.
If there’s nothing sexual about the female breast, then why are they all over men’s porno magazines (among other private parts)? Is it just a “social construct” invented by patriarchal male societies to make men be attracted to the female breast? (Pardon the left wing jargon.)
Contrary to what feminists would have everyone believe, straight men are made that way. Men and women are *not* the same.
Anyway, Rush Limbaugh has his own improved version of the Time magazine cover which I don’t think goes far enough:
Actually, I think a more appropriate picture of Barack and Michelle Obama each sucking on one of Lady Liberty’s breasts.
Not content to sue Arizona for trying to do the job the federal government has refused to do, Attorney General Eric “My People” Holder has recently sued the city of Jacksonville Florida for their “racist” firefighter exams.
(Reuters) – The Justice Department sued the city of Jacksonville, Florida, on Monday, claiming its use of written tests to determine promotions in the city’s fire department discriminates against African-Americans.
The lawsuit followed a more than two-year investigation examining Jacksonville’s record of promoting African-Americans for the ranks of lieutenant, captain, district chief and engineer dating back to 2004.
It came after a separate lawsuit filed last year by two dozen Jacksonville firefighters challenging the city’s promotional process. In the lawsuit, the firefighters alleged union officials unfairly shared exam questions with white workers but not with black workers ahead of the test.
The complaint said use of the tests “has resulted in a disparate impact upon black candidates” because African-Americans pass the examinations at significantly lower rates than white candidates.
The Justice Department said black employees who do pass the tests rarely are promoted since their scores are generally lower than white workers.
“At best, these tests measure only a slice of what is necessary to be a supervisor, but they stand in the way of qualified African-Americans advancing in the fire department,” the statement said.
On a related note, The Village Voice recently obtained two FDNY entrance exams. As you can see for yourselves, the questions are pretty basic. So if an applicant can’t even get these right, what business does he have being a firefighter? Is this person’s self esteem more important than the lives of property of people he would be protecting? I don’t think so.