“They know the optics of 11 white men questioning Dr. Ford … will be so harmful and so damaging to the GOP.” — Areva Martin, CNN legal analyst “They understand that you have all of these white men who would be questioning this woman … the optics of it would look terrible.” — Gloria Borger, CNN chief political analyst “Women across this nation should be outraged at what these white men senators are doing to this woman.” — Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif. “There has been some discussion of the GOP senators who happened to all be … white men.” — Jim Sciutto, CNN correspondent “What troubles me is now there are … they’re all white men.” — Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan, on CNN ”You’re seeing on display a metaphor for what this party is, which is basically ignorant white men.” — “Morning Joe” contributor Donny Deutsch “All these white men … stumbling all over themselves asking her, you know, aggressive and obnoxious questions.” — Asha Rangappa, CNN analyst “What are those — that collection of old white men going to do?” — Cynthia Alksne, MSNBC contributor “If she testifies in front of the Judiciary Committee, where 11 members are white men …” — Susan Del Percio, Republican political strategist, on MSNBC “Once again, it will be all white men on the Republican side of the Judiciary Committee.” — CNN anchor Poppy Harlow “The optics for Republicans are going to be really tricky … You’ve got all white men on the Republican side here …” — Julie Pace, Washington bureau chief for The Associated Press, on CNN “The Republicans, it happens to be 11 white men still on that side.” — CNN host John Berman “The Republicans, it is 11 white men, talk to me about how you think the tone inside this hearing on Monday will be perceived?” — Berman, a few minutes later
“On the Republican side, all 11 are white men.” — Berman, again, same show, several minutes later “What hasn’t changed is the number of white men questioning, certainly, on the Republican side.” — Dana Bash, CNN chief political correspondent “The Republican side on the Senate Judiciary Committee is all white men …” — Irin Carmon, senior correspondent for New York Magazine, on MSNBC “Only this crowd of clueless old white guys …” — The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin on Twitter Let me begin by saying these commentators are making a brilliant and totally ORIGINAL point, the plain truth of which is outshone only by, as I’ve said, its sheer no-one-has-ever-made-that-observation-before-ness. As the Supreme Court confirmation hearing resumes this week for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, it’s clear that the Republicans are simply too white to get the job done. I suggest the Republicans sign up some outside help, the way baseball teams make late-season acquisitions of pitchers and designated hitters for the playoffs. Some suggestions (note: not all of the following individuals are Republicans, but none has any partisan profile that I am aware of): 1. The Rev. Al Sharpton (Tawana Brawley affair demonstrates that he believes women). 2. Bill Cosby (extensive, up-close experience with victims of sexual assault, albeit from a rapist’s, rather than a “rapee’s” perspective). 3. Keith Ellison (likely good rapport with committee Democrats; has own transportation to Capitol Building). 4. Matias Reyes (would undoubtedly throw himself into committee’s work as pleasant change of pace from prison). 5. Sorry, I don’t remember the gentleman’s name, but that guy who kidnapped and raped the Columbia student, poured bleach on her and Krazy-Glued her lips shut. (This one is sort of a “wild card,” I admit; he could be absolutely great, or, judging by his history of poor impulse control, he could be too emotionally unstable to handle the committee’s important work; definitely a Person of Color, though; that I’m sure about.) 6. Alton Maddox, attorney for black youth hired by Jewish landlord to slash a model’s face because she refused to date him. Maddox pioneered novel “she’s a manipulative slut who had it coming” defense. (Close relationship with the Rev. Sharpton a definite plus.) 7. Lakireddy Bali Reddy, entrepreneurial Indian immigrant with strong experience with underage rape victims, having brought little girls to the U.S. purchased from their poverty-stricken parents in India as his private sex slaves. (His presence may bring Asha Rangappa on board.) Seriously, if feminists want to make the point that only female senators have any business conducting these hearings, they have a logical point, albeit an idiotic one. Of course, the last time feminists bet big on women being certain allies in the fight against misogyny, they were the women of the O.J. jury. Still, I get the logic of demanding women interlocutors. But what is the thinking behind snickering at “white men” judging an accusation of sexual assault? Chuck Grassley is a big rapist? You can be for rape or against it — I happen to be against it — but the idea that alleged sexual assault survivors need the loving care of black, Indian or Hispanic men to judge their stories flies in the face of crime statistics from around the globe. In the history of the world, there has never been a more pacific, less rapey creature than the white male of Western European descent. I realize it gives The New York Times’ editorial board (recent acquisition: Sarah Jeong) warm feelings every time someone throws in the word “white” as an intensifier, denoting extra hatefulness, but really, guys, it’s getting old. Can we please, for the love of God, drop the painfully trite, mind-numbing cliche about “white men,” as if somehow their whiteness makes evil even eviler?
Mogadishu in Minnesota. “This looked like a targeted attack on law enforcement.” President Trump’s national security ban is a godsend.
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Eyewitnesses & law enforcement say nearly 100 “Somali men” mob rushed @ValleyfairMN amusement park in #Minnesota on Saturday, causing police & emergency responders to EVACUATE all guests! Media & police covering up the fact rioters were a “violent Somali mob”.
Following reports of the fights, ValleyFair tweeted, “There were incidents on September 22 at Valleyfair that required assistance on property from Shakopee police officers and were quickly addressed. The safety of our guests is our top priority.”
There were incidents on September 22 at Valleyfair that required assistance on property from Shakopee police officers and were quickly addressed. The safety of our guests is our top priority.
What ValleyFair failed to mention in their tweet is that the fights were so violent that Shakopee police officers had to evacuate the entire park which was full of children. The spokesperson for the park also never disclosed that a police K-9 unit was called to the scene, ambulances and firetrucks responded, and a police helicopter was ordered to fly above the park as people were being evacuated, all of which was caught on video. A Facebook post posted by one of the ValleyFair attendees noted,
“Just left ValleyFair. Several Somalians fighting, knocking over Halloween props, knocking people over Halloween props, knocking people over terrorizing young children. ValleyFair shut down. Somalians pushing kids over. Running from police in the parking lot in circles. I stood in front of about 15 lost and terrified young children until their parents could find them.”
After guests were evacuated, ValleyFair park remained closed for the rest of the night, something the amusement park failed to mention when they referred to the violent fights on Twitter as a “previously mentioned incident”.
According to eyewitnesses and police officers who wish to remain anonymous, they believe the media is covering up the fact that the violent rioters were Somali men because the media and police don’t want to offend the Muslim Somali population or influence the upcoming election. Officers in Minnesota have told this reporter that they are often told to avoid using the word Somali when discussing crimes committed by members of the Somali population because police and local Democrats have asked them to “stand down” in an effort to create positive community relations between Minnesota natives and the continually increasing Muslim Somali “refugee” population. In the United States, Minnesota is the state with the largest Somali population. On Tuesday, it was reported that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison( D-MN), who is currently embattled in a domestic violence scandal and running for Minnesota Attorney General, is leading an effort to force President Trump to accept and permanently resettle nearly 110,000 more Muslim “refugees” in Minnesota, most of which will be from Somalia.
Peggy Tierney, a Minnesota native, posted on her Facebook about the incident:
“I also have video of the Somali boys in the parking lot. This explains why the media and police are covering it up. They can’t have a negative narrative against the Somali community before midterms when Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, Mohamud Noor, and Hodan Hassan are running for office in Minnesota.”
Sen. Chuck Grassley asks FBI to probe false allegation against Brett Kavanaugh
By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times – Saturday, September 29, 2018 https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/29/chuck-grassley-asks-fbi-probe-false-allegation-aga/
The Senate Judiciary Committee asked the FBI on Saturday to investigate a man who made an unfounded rape claim against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and then later recanted, saying the man had acted in bad faith. Chairman Charles E. Grassley said the committee had to waste resources tracking down the claim by the man, who said Judge Kavanaugh raped one of his friends back in the 1980s. The man said he and another friend went to beat Judge Kavanaugh up — then said he recognized him recently when television showed Judge Kavanaugh after he was nominated to the high court. Mr. Grassley didn’t name the man, but after reporters tracked him down, he recanted. “Such acts are not only unfair; they are potentially illegal. It is illegal to make materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statements to congressional investigators. It is illegal to obstruct committee investigations,” Mr. Grassley wrote in a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director Christopher A. Wray. The move to demand an FBI probe could deter others from coming forward with false allegations over the upcoming days, while Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination remains in limbo. The FBI is currently investigating other allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, including a sexual assault claim made by Christine Blasey Ford, who in powerful testimony told senators on Thursday of being assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh at a high school party in 1982. She said she most remembered him and his friend, Mark Judge, laughing at her as they assaulted her. Judge Kavanaugh indignantly refuted her claim to senators, saying that while he didn’t question she was assaulted, it wasn’t him. Several others have also come forward, including a woman who says the judge exposed himself to her during an alcohol-fueled party at Yale University, and another woman who has made a shocking and convoluted allegation that the judge was complicit in gang rapes of high school girls. Judge Kavanaugh has vehemently refuted those, too. But they seemed to unleash ludicrousness, with one man from Rhode Island complaining to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Democrat, about an alleged rape committed by the judge on a boat in the 1980s. The man said after learning of the rape, he and a friend went to the boat and beat up the judge and an accomplice. The bizarre story had no support.