Albany Common Council Member in Attendance at Weather Underground/Occupy Event

April 19, 2012 at 7:14 am (Albany, Barbara Smith, Common Council, David Gilbert, Feminism, Naomi Jaffe, New York, Occupy Albany, Rush Limbaugh, SDS, Weather Underground)

Earlier this month, I wrote an extensive report about the attendees at a meeting titled, The Weather Underground Meets Occupy Wall Street.  Apparently the report was not as extensive as I had hoped.  While it focused on the Weather Underground members in attendance – the list reading like a veritable who’s-who of former domestic terrorists (bomb makers, convicted cop-killers) – I had overlooked another individual who actively participated in the forum – Barbara Smith.

Smith was elected to the Albany Common Counil in 2005, serving the 4th Ward.  She was re-elected in 2009 and continues to serve on the council.  Aside from serving on the council, Smith is an author of several works on feminism, and has been described as a community organizer.

Interestingly enough, Naomi Jaffe introduced the panel at the onset of the meeting, but never once referred to Smith’s current standing on the Albany Common Council.
Recently, the Times Union featured Smith after she had been selected as a profile subject in a newly formed national Women of Distinction organization.  The selection placed her in distinguished company indeed, mentioned alongside such names as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Oprah Winfrey.  The honor includes an effort sponsored by AOL, a multi-platform PBS project that will tell the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years.
Will that ‘compelling story’ include an exploration of why the Councilwoman was sitting alongside some of the most notorious domestic terrorists in our country’s history?  Will questions be asked about what she was thinking when she attended a meeting with those terrorists to “discuss common struggles between the Weather Underground and Occupy Wall Street”?  Unlikely.
Is the company Ms. Smith is keeping really that bad?
Observe… 

·         In attendance or serving on the panel were five major players in the domestic terrorism group – Naomi Jaffe, Jeff Jones, Eleanor Stein, Suzanne Ross, and Kathy Boudin.
 ·         All of the above named have been involved in the more radical elements of the group, including assaults on police officers, bomb plots, and murders.
 ·         All had been involved with the notorious Bill Ayers, some of which lived in a San Francisco ‘bomb factory’ that several entities have claimed was used in the San Francisco police station bombing that killed Officer Brian McDonnell. 

Smith herself was reading excerpts from a book written by David Gilbert, a radical American leftist organizer and activist serving time in the Auburn Correctional Facility. Gilbert remains imprisoned for his role in the Brinks Robbery of 1981, a botched effort that led to the murder of three people, including a security guard and two police officers.
In the midst of her chosen excerpt, Smith played the crowd, making a joke about Rush Limbaugh and a statement about ‘liberating’ a female speaker ‘with my cock’.
When referencing a report being presented at an SDS workshop, Smith read:
“… when Marilyn Buck took the stage to do so, all hell broke loose.  Men hooted and whistled from the floor, threw paper planes at Marilyn, and shouted such gems as quote, “I’ll liberate you with my cock,” end quote.”
At which point Smith added, “Rush Limbaugh was not there, so…”, a statement which received hearty laughter from the crowd.
Smith serves on the Albany Common Council and is considered a distinguished woman.  But in this instance, she is shown attending a meeting with the Weather Underground and Occupy Albany, while making sexual assault jokes involving Rush Limbaugh.
Is this the mark of a distinguished woman?
Is this behavior appropriate for a member of the Common Council?



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Video: MSNBC’s Al Sharpton – "You a Punk F*****"

March 14, 2012 at 9:00 am (Al Sharpton, Anti-Semitism, Bill O'Reilly, Homophobic, Mitt Romney, MSNBC, Rush Limbaugh, Tawana Brawley)

Yet another plain-as-day example of what is tolerated and shrugged off in the liberal media today.  Had this been a clip of Bill O’Reilly or Rush Limbaugh from the ’80s, the left would have organized, protested, and marched until they were no longer gracing our airwaves.  But the Reverand Al Sharpton?  Nah, rhetoric like this is just some foolish slip of the tongue from his past.  No big deal.

Other comments by Sharpton that are no big deal:

  • “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house”. 
  • “White folks was [sic] in caves while we was building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.” 
  • On Mitt Romney –  “As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don’t worry about that; that’s a temporary situation.”
Also, there’s this.  Tawana freakin’ Brawley.

Via Yid with Lid:
This post was originally published in December 2010. But since Politico published the video below  as an exclusive today, I thought I would republish from the days it was my “exclusive”.  With a bonus video of Sharpton calling Colin Powell Bush’s House Negro.  Since the liberals are unsuccessfully trying to get Rush Limbaugh off the air, I wonder if they will do the same with Rev. Al…
… For us, though, the highlight of the the trailer for “Évocateur” is the brief time capsule look at Al Sharpton, then a rotund Brooklyn reverend with a prodigious konk. As seen above, during a commercial break–but while cameras continued rolling–the civil rights leader is seen yelling at an audience member who likely had commented negatively on Sharpton’s weight, race, bow tie, or affiliation withTawana Brawley. Perhaps all four.
Saying that he was “tired of them acting big,” Sharpton told the unseen audience member, “You ain’t nothing! You a punk faggot!” Gesturing for the Downey fan to come up to the stage and rumble, Sharpton added, “Now come on and do something.” Since becoming a respected leader, Rev. Al has dropped the term “punk faggot” from his fiery verbal repertoire, records show.

Watch the clip below, and read the rest here…

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Video Evidence of the President as Apologizer-In-Chief

March 9, 2012 at 8:33 am (Apology, Congress, Contraceptives, Heathcare Mandate, House, Louie Gohmert, Obamacare, President Obama, Religious Freedom, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Special Order, Texas)

We mentioned recently how the President had shamed himself yet again by offering apologies on behalf of the United States for the military rightfully burning desecrated Korans, but refused to demand an apology for the murder of our men and women over the same incident.

Now, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has put together a video presentation of the Apologizer-in-Chief in action.  It’s worth taking a look to see that the President apologizes only when it suits him politically.

Here’s the video description:

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke on the House floor about the numerous frivolous and harmful apologies President Obama has made on behalf of the United States, while disregarding or even refusing to acknowledge some of the most important current events.

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Grumpy Old Man Responds to Sandra Fluke

March 6, 2012 at 9:18 pm (Condoms, Contraception, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke)

In his day, they didn’t have these thick latex condoms…  That’s the way it was and he liked it!

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