Category Archives: Society & Culture

Defendant in Brian Terry murder sentenced to 30 years; Eric Holder still free

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Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Two of the guns used in the administration’s “Fast and Furious” gun walking operation were found at the scene of Terry’s murder in southern Arizona in 2010.

Osorio-Arellanes, a Mexican national, is the only individual who has been prosecuted in the United States. Two other suspects are in police custody in Mexico pending extradition, and Eric Holder still serves as U.S. Attorney General. The House voted in 2012 to find Holder in contempt of Congress.

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Manuel Osorio-Arellanes sentenced to 30 Years for the Murder of Brian Terry.

When will Holder be indicted?
#FastAndFurious— Ed Shahzade (@Ed) February 10, 2014

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Many believe that the sentence is too light.

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Brian Terry

‘If the narrative don’t fit’: Media silent on ‘armed jihadist serial killer’ in US

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Why the silence on the story of an an armed jihadist serial killer who has killed at least four men? That’s the question Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin asks in her latest column at Townhall.com:

I say: Enough with the whitewashing. Meet Ali Muhammad Brown. His homicidal Islamic terror spree took him from coast to coast. The 29-year-old career thug admitted to killing Leroy Henderson in Seattle in April; Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Seattle on June 1; and college student Brendan Tevlin, 19, in Essex County, New Jersey, on June 25.

When a detective asked him to clarify whether all four murders were “done for vengeance for the actions of the United States in the Middle East,” Muhammad Brown stated unequivocally: “Yes.” He added that he was “just doing (his) small part.”

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Quite a story, so why the media blackout? As Malkin concludes, “Like O.J.’s glove: If the narrative don’t fit, you must acquit.” Ace agrees.

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NYT: Rape victim who testified against gun control is ‘scare mongering’

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As Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin wrote in her syndicated column Friday, while New York Times editorial writer David Firestone purported to investigate campaign fear-mongering, it’s independent-thinking women who give him the chills. Malkin writes:

This week, Firestone took aim at “attack ads” sponsored by the National Rifle Association. The “worst commercial,” he says, “features a rape victim describing her assault and accusing” former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg “of wanting to take away her right to defend herself.”

That rape victim has a name and a story Firestone couldn’t even bother to mention. She is Kimberly Weeks, a brave and fierce Colorado woman who testified against the Bloomberg-backed gun-control measures that beleaguered Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper now admits he passed “without basic facts” and concedes were ineffective from the get-go.

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While Firestone and the New York Times couldn’t be bothered to acknowledge Weeks by name, she is certainly capable of telling her own story, which she bravely shares in a guest op-ed today at Revealing Politics. She also takes on Firestone’s editorial dead on.

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Very recently, I’ve been accused of fear mongering and waging a war on women in an election season where ads about a fabricated birth control apocalypse and condom shortages are main stream. But my real-life experience is not a gimmick or a strategy, it is just a truth. I could easily be your daughter, your sister, your wife, or your mother. This makes many people uneasy; to have to imagine their loved ones in my shoes. I’m not asking you to go out and buy a gun if that’s not your choice; I know it wasn’t always mine. All I ask is that you not infringe upon my rights to do so.

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Rape survivor Amanda Collins hits back at anti-gun state Sen. Hudak: ‘You weren’t there’  

Colorado students testify against, for concealed carry on campus; Rape victim told statistics ‘not on her side’

Who needs a gun? University advises women to scream, vomit, fake a disease to avoid rape

Rep. Joe Salazar: Give women whistles, not guns; ‘You may actually not be’ at risk of rape; Update: Salazar apologizes ‘if’ he offended anyone

University stands by tips for women to make themselves less ‘attractive’ victims, provides ‘context’

Man indicted for threats to ‘rape, bomb and decapitate’ SIU students

http://twitter.com/#!/intelwire/status/516721225305845761

They go by “Southern Illinois University” but whoa.

Man accused of threatening university students http://t.co/MGnSPcvVpi via @therepublicnews #siu #siucpolice

— SIUC_Police (@SIUC_Police) September 29, 2014

The Columbus, Indiana newspaper The Republic reports:

Federal prosecutors announced Monday 21-year-old Derrick Dawon Burns is accused of making the threats on October 10, 2012, October 15, 2012, December 6, 2012, and October 1, 2013.

The charges were filed in the southern district of Illinois. However, Burns appeared Monday in a Chicago federal court, where he was ordered held without bond pending a Wednesday detention hearing.

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton didn’t reveal a motive for the threats, nor what led to Burns’ arrest.

It will be interesting to see what exactly prompted the arrest if the threats occurred more than a year ago.

Affidavit in Southern Illinois University Carbondale bomb (and everything else) threat letters indicment http://t.co/WLcXveC2Eo

— J.M. Berger (@intelwire) September 29, 2014

Thats just school-place violence @intelwire @ProudoftheUSA

— Melissa (@GOP_RN) September 29, 2014

#breakingnews Derrick Dawon Burns, 21, of Chicago, charged with eight federal felonies for bomb and violence threats at SIU Carbondale.

— Jeff Mayes (@midnightdog) September 29, 2014

 

‘He deserved to get shot:’ Hate flow after female Ferguson police officer shot

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As Twitchy reported tonight, a police officer in Ferguson, Missour, was shot tonight after another inflammatory night of protests.

Cue the anti-cop schadenfreude in 3, 2, 1…

#Ferguson pd we care just as much about that pig being shot as you did about #MikeBrown

— Top Secret Source (@mogem2) September 28, 2014

That cop shouldn't have charged a police officer. He deserved to get shot. #ferguson #FergusonPD #policebrutality #blackonbluecrime

— Anonymous*LosAngeles (@creativerobd) September 28, 2014

Let's see how the mainstream media will cover #Ferguson now that a pig is shot as opposed to Mike Browns murder

— Sarona Bedwan (@zataardiva) September 28, 2014

Here come that statuses about how the officer in Ferguson, MO deserved it, after what happened to Michael Brown.

— Michael Pallas (@michael_pallas) September 28, 2014

Idgaf if a cop in Ferguson was shot. They probably deserved it.

— Grumpy & Lumpy (@omgLSP) September 28, 2014

Fucking pig get shot; 300 men will search for me. My brother get popped and don't no one hear the sound.

— Jennifer. (@JennyWHOA) September 28, 2014

This person hopes and “preys” the “killer pig” dies:

Authorities: Police officer shot in Ferguson http://t.co/59Qeldrx12 via @YahooNewsI HOPE & PREY THE KILLER PIG DIES !!!!! KILLER PIGS !!!

— RON BOONE (@SEABOARD8) September 28, 2014

More “pig”-bashing:

So the pig lived and the boy is dead? #Ferguson

— Cassandra (@CassandraRules) September 28, 2014

Stay classy. RT@CassandraRules: So the pig lived and the boy is dead? #Ferguson

— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) September 28, 2014

FYI: The officer is woman. Not that it’ll stop the hate.

#Ferguson officer shot is a woman. http://t.co/TFj8ZFpx1r

— Michele (@Kristyannasmom) September 28, 2014

This just in COP SHOT #ferguson I wonder if he had his #handsup … Bitch! Hurts doesn't it pic.twitter.com/3CinIByxt7

— Anonymous*LosAngeles (@creativerobd) September 28, 2014

Holder: The Redskins’ ‘offensive’ name should be changed

I find it offensive that Eric Holder is still the Attorney General
#Redskins
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— Scott Good (@SkidWillie) July 13, 2014

Fast and Furious? IRS targeting scandal? Bah. People don’t want to hear what the Attorney General has to say about those things.

Pierre Thomas filled in on “This Week” for ABC’s designated softball thrower and former Clinton Administration official, George Stephanopoulos. He asked the question that has been on the mind of everyone within a 3 block radius of the White House.

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Finally we can stop holding our breath wondering what Eric Holder thinks about a perennial trumped-up racism complaint.

Eric Holder,
How do You still have a job??

RT @CO2HOG: Eric Holder: Change 'Offensive' Redskins Name 27x.net/34be—   (@BiasedGirl) July 13, 2014

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Nope. Everything is going just fine.

‘The disconnect is stunning’! Obama on #MH17: ‘Looks like it may be a tragedy’ [Vine]

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President Obama traveled to Delaware today to give a speech about his commitment to rebuilding our infrastructure (well, after he finished his burger). So, what did he have to say about the reports of the Malaysia Airlines crash?

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Well, that’s not entirely true. He also said this:

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“Looks like”? Surely he could’ve chosen stronger language than that …

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Now, we’re willing to concede that the pressure on him to say something comforting or profound was enormous, and we wouldn’t envy being in his position:

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But the fact that he barely took a breath before launching into yet another GOP-bashing, joke-laced campaign speech is disturbing, to say the least.

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And he’s got a pair of fundraisers tonight. Because of course.

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Related:

‘Are you kidding me’: ‘Adrift’ Obama’s schedule unchanged as ‘burger photo op’ moves forward

Classy: Auburn/FSU game inspires hundreds of rape ‘jokes’

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In December, Florida state attorney Willie Meggs announced his decision not to charge FSU quarterback Jameis Winston, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman at an off-campus apartment on Dec. 7, 2012. The case is obviously still on the minds of both Florida State and Auburn fans, who traded rape “jokes” back and forth on Twitter. Here’s just a selection.

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Yes and yes.

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A drinking game is not recommended.

BCS Drinking Game:
1. Take a drink for every distasteful rape joke you see tweeted after the first Jameis TD
2.
3.

Black out in 5 minutes— colt (@ColtCantDance) January 07, 2014

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Grab the barf bucket! Lena Dunham swoons over ‘Superman’ Cory Booker’s birthday shout-out

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Join the club.

“Girls” actress and filthy-minded feminist Lena Dunham thinks Sen. Cory Booker is the bee’s knees:

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Turns out the admiration society is a mutual one:

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Come on. Really?

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Blech. Gag us with a T-bone!

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Related:

Twitchy coverage of Lena Dunham

Twitchy coverage of Cory Booker

Ruh-roh … are unions partly to blame for ‘unbearable whiteness of liberal media’?

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Writer Gabriel Arana’s new piece for the left-wing American Prospect is raising some eyebrows this morning, merely by acknowledging what conservatives have known for a long time: The liberal media is dominated by progressives of pallor.

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You don’t say!

It’s not just the Prospect. Journalism upstarts like Vox Media and FiveThirtyEighthave come under fire recently for lack of diversity in their hires, but that’s largely because they are drawing from the milky-white pool of “existing talent.” In the corner of the publishing industry that caters to college-educated wonks—a slightly fuzzy designation, but I’ve included most of the publications my colleagues and I read on a daily basis—racial and ethnic diversity is abysmal.

Arana discusses several possible contributing factors to the liberal media’s pale pool of talent, including this very interesting one:

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Whoops.

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Related:

Ace calls out progressives of pallor at The New Republic over ‘Party of White People’ cover

Writer at pallor-filled The New Republic mocks GOP women, whines about ‘so many white guys’ at CPAC 2013; Update: Ace slams

He sees white people: Think Progress editor notes unbearable whiteness of Sunday shows