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  • For President Obama and Angela Merkel, the Beer Lacked Bite

    06/08/2015 3:21:14 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 8, 2015 | by Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    KRÜN, Germany — It is a tale of beer summitry gone awry. The day after President Obama clinked glasses of Bavarian ale with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in a picturesque village square at the foot of the Alps, the town’s mayor confirmed that his beverage had been nonalcoholic. Mr. Obama’s carefully choreographed sausage-and-beer moment with Ms. Merkel – complete with townspeople in traditional dress and long alphorns serenading them – was intended in part to showcase the leaders’ warm bond after a period of recent strains in their relationship. “It was a very fine beer,” Mr. Obama told reporters...
  • Nothing is really new about the New Black Panthers

    01/04/2015 9:22:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/4/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    New Black Panther Party members are being urged in this new year to “go to the gun range, build up that army and go” by their leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, last year’s Party chairman and current head of Black Lawyers for Justice. Broadcasting on Black Power Radio, Shabazz is hoping to stir up more trouble for beleaguered police departments nationwide by calling on the Party to do “all of that,” meaning he’s urging his Black followers to not only improve their shooting skills, but to “lift weights, work out,” and prepare themselves by learning methods of self-defense. Shabazz is citing...
  • Did Lincoln Want to Ship Black People Back to Africa?

    09/27/2014 12:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Root ^ | September 22, 2014 | Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    Editor’s note: For those who are wondering about the retro title of this black-history series, please take a moment to learn about historian Joel A. Rogers, author of the 1934 book 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof, to whom these “amazing facts” are an homage. Amazing Fact About the Negro No. 92: When President Abraham Lincoln met with free black leaders in 1862, what did he propose? Today marks the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s “shot heard ’round the world.” I’m referring, of course, to the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation he fired off from the White House on...
  • Henry Louis Gates: End Affirmative Action For Affluent African-Americans

    10/22/2013 6:24:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For all his accomplishments, Henry Louis Gates might be doomed to being best remembered as the man whose arrest led to the "Beer Summit." But the Harvard prof had something surprising to say on today's Morning Joe: Gates questioned the need for affirmative action for affluent African-Americans, saying instead such programs should seek to help poor people, regardless of race. Gates made the personal political, citing the case of his own two daughters, whom Gates described as having a "privileged" life." Do they really need to benefit from affirmative action?", asked Gates rhetorically. View the video here.
  • Man charged with attempted murder of Bolingbrook police officer

    08/28/2013 6:53:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 29, 2013 | Geoff Ziezulewicz
    A Bolingbrook man who allegedly attacked police with a metal pole and was shot earlier this month has been charged with attempted murder. Levan C. Davis, 21, also faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated battery against a peace officer in connection with the Aug. 7 incident, according to the Will County Circuit Court Web site.
  • Poll: Americans Pick President Obama Over Mitt Romney for Dinner Date

    09/11/2012 12:33:01 AM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 37 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 9-10-12 | Gregory J. Krieg
    The American public may be divided on "Obamacare," but when faced with choosing a candidate to care for them if illness struck, President Obama is their man. By a 13 point margin - 49-36 percent - registered voters polled by ABC News chose the president over Mitt Romney to nurse them back to health. When asked who they thought "would make a more loyal friend," the results were about the same. By a 50-36 percent count, respondents said Obama was more likely to stick with them through trying times. As for suppertime, still more ugly numbers for Romney. Fifty-two percent...
  • Van Jones: Obama 'Forced' to Sit with 'Racist' Cop at Beer Summit

    04/17/2012 6:17:24 PM PDT · by blueyon · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/16/2012 | John Sexton
    In an April 3rd appearance on the left-wing Democracy Now TV show, Van Jones has offered his own behind-the-scenes take on an incident that made race a political issue three years before the Trayvon Martin case. As Jones describes it, the infamous "beer summit" on the White House lawn was a case where President Obama was "forced" into a meeting with a "racist" police officer.
  • Cain willing to consider vice presidency

    10/03/2011 11:43:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 90 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 4, 2011 | Stewart Stogel
    NEW YORK – ...........The details of Cain's 15-minute presentation to 500 or more movers and shakers in the Big Apple were considered "off the record," but WND can report that after the presentation, Cain received a standing ovation from the assembled crowd. ......Cain drew parallels to former President George H.W. Bush, who in 1980 lost the nomination to Ronald Reagan but signed on to become his vice president: "If it is the right nominee, someone that I can respect and that I believe I can work with," Cain said of accepting the vice presidential nomination, "then I would obviously seriously...
  • Obama's Wrong About Congress and Libya

    06/22/2011 8:49:58 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 7 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 21 June | Swerdlick
    The president's end run on the War Powers Act is a missed opportunity to define his foreign policy and put congressional rivals on the spot. To put the hypocrisy of Republicans into context when it comes to Libya, it's worth pointing out that two of the congressmen joining Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich's suit to stop President Barack Obama's prosecution of the ongoing NATO action in Libya's civil war -- North Carolina Reps. Walter Jones and Howard Coble -- both backed the 2002 U.S. invasion of Iraq. At the time, you'll recall, Jones even frivolously coined the term "freedom fries" to...
  • Maybe Obama Should Have a Beer Summit With George W.

    03/24/2011 6:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | March 24, 2011 | Emmett Terrell
    WASHINGTON -- Well, it is official. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has asked the Norwegian Nobel Committee to take back President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize owing to Obama's missile strikes in Libya. The head of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also has weighed in, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is really in a snit. This is the best news Col. Moammar Gadhafi has had in weeks. President Obama, who ordered airstrikes against Libya and then took his wife and the girls on a sightseeing and official junket to South America, probably took little note of the...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • Makin' It In Massachusetts

    10/06/2010 9:02:26 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 1 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-06-10 | Stoutcat
    "The wife of US Representative John F. Tierney is poised to plead guilty today to federal tax charges for managing a bank account that her brother allegedly used to deposit millions of dollars in illegal gambling profits raked in from an offshore sports betting operation in Antigua." Of course Big Brother’s not really mad at Mrs. Tierney for dabbling in illegal offshore gambling… They’re just pissed it’s being done where they can’t get their cut... ...In other Massachusetts news, perhaps you thought the Beer Summit of 2009 and all its attendant brouhaha had finally faded out of public consciousness. [Cambridge]...
  • BEER SUMMIT? Sherrod v. Obma [No title @ link]

    07/22/2010 2:01:11 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 16 replies
    Politico | July 22, 2010 | Fred Barbash
    Shirley Sherrod said she'd like President Barack Obama to reach out to her, not for an apology but for a conversation about what life is like where "the rubber meets the road." "He hasn’t lived the kind of life I've lived," she said on CNN's morning show. "I know he's African-American or part African-American, and many of us are not totally black in our genes. I'm one of them. But when you get down to where the rubber meets the road, I think he needs to understand a little more of what life is like at that level."
  • Big beer bet for Obama, Harper on Olympic hockey

    02/28/2010 3:29:52 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies · 984+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 28, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama owes his Canadian counterpart a case of beer. Obama made the friendly wager with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before Sunday's U.S.-Canada gold medal game. Canada beat the United States 3-2 on Sidney Crosby's overtime goal. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said President Barack Obama had a case of Yuengling, a Pennsylvania regional brew, riding on the game.
  • Scott Brown keeps first campaign promise (beer summit for troops)

    02/03/2010 1:02:37 PM PST · by STARWISE · 24 replies · 950+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2-3-10 | Dave Wedge
    GOP rock star Scott Brown’s victory train rolled into Southie last night where the senator-elect hoisted a frosty beer with a local radio host to live up to one his first campaign promises. “We made a bet and they said if they endorsed me and I won then we’d have to get together for a few beers,” Brown, a Wrentham Republican, said at The Stadium in South Boston last night. “After it was over, they called and reminded me.” Brown, who drove himself to the pub in his now-legendary green GMC Canyon truck, turned the beer summit with WAAF [website]-FM...
  • Hey Mr. President, Where's LIMBAUGH's Beer Summit?

    10/18/2009 5:27:16 AM PDT · by jodiluvshoes · 18 replies · 1,532+ views ^ | 10.18.09 | Kevin McCullough
    President Barack Obama, who has a tendency to stick himself into the middle of racially biased conflicts that are of essentially no importance, owes that courtesy to one that captured national headlines for nearly a week. In understanding the vital importance of genuine issues of equality in a post racial (a.k.a. "Obamian") age, he owes it to the NFL, DeMaurice Smith, Donovan McNabb, Jennifer Lopez, Serena Williams, Fergie, and Ja Rule to invite them, along with Rush Limbaugh, to come enjoy a beer on the White House lawn with he and that Vice President of his. Of course, given Biden's...
  • Shock Discovery: Community Organizers Pray to President-Elect Obama [BARF! BARF! BARF!]

    09/29/2009 7:43:58 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 340 replies · 14,876+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2009-09-29
    "Hear our cry, Obama." "Deliver us, Obama." Video at link.
  • What black parents are still telling their children

    08/24/2009 9:51:55 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 113 replies · 3,050+ views
    Troy Daily News ^ | August 19, 2009 | Nat Hentoff
    After the Obama-Gates-Crowley "beer summit" at the White House ended, Ronald Walter, a black longtime professor of politics at the University of Maryland, said: "Black parents are using this as a case in point of what they have been saying all along" to their children, "Racism hasn't gone away." Children, and especially black males, "are likely to confront it" from police. (Washington Post, July 30). And on CNN, Colin Powell chimed in with his advice to black children: "When you're faced with an officer who is trying to do his job and get to the bottom of something, this is...
  • Zogby Poll: Obama Job Approval Above 50% Again (The Beer Summit was a Hit?)

    08/09/2009 2:01:18 PM PDT · by AmericanSphinx71 · 44 replies · 1,529+ views
    Zogby ^ | 8-5-09 | John Zogby
    Obama's job approval is above 50% in the latest Zogby national poll. The July 31-August 4 telephone poll of 1,005 likely voters shows 53% approving of Obama's job performance, and 38% disapproving. Zogby uses a 4 point scale of job performance. Using that measure, 51% rate Obama as excellent (20.2%) or good (30.4%), and 48% rate his performance as fair (21.6%) or poor (26.0%). Both measures of job performance have improved over a Zogby Interactive survey of 4,470 likely voters nationwide conducted July 21-24. Then, 48% approved and 49% disapproved. In the same poll, on the four-point scale, 47% gave...
  • 10 'Teachable' Race Summits in Search of a Beer

    08/06/2009 4:17:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 367+ views ^ | August 6, 2009 | Larry Elder
    President Obama teaches us to address "race-based" disputes by seating the parties involved -- along with Vice President Joe Biden -- at his table over mugs of beer. We hereby offer candidates for 10 long-overdue presidential "Race Beer Summits": 10) Rep. Diane Watson, D-Calif., and Ward Connerly. Prominent black businessman Connerly led California's successful grass-roots effort to repeal race- and gender-based preferences. Then-state Sen. Watson, a black woman and staunch affirmative action supporter, attacked Connerly: "He's married to a white woman. He wants to be white. He wants a colorless society. He has no ethnic pride. He doesn't want to...
  • Still a Good Question: Why Biden?

    08/06/2009 4:48:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 707+ views ^ | August 6, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    oining Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Cambridge cop Sgt. James Crowley and President Obama was a fourth "surprise guest" at last week's "beer summit": Vice President Biden. Given that the scheduled attendees looked more awkward than Sen. Robert Byrd at the NAACP Image Awards, Biden's presence made lots of sense. If you were Obama, wouldn't you want an oxygen-sucker such as Joltin' Joe to Hoover through all those painful silences with a vomit of words? No doubt, Obama figured: It doesn't matter what he has to say, so long as he keeps talking long enough for the press to...
  • Obama Hates the White Man

    08/04/2009 6:40:57 AM PDT · by abigail2 · 45 replies · 1,809+ views
    BOND Action, Inc. ^ | 08/04/09 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    Obama Hates the White man ... an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil. – Luke 6:45 Barack Obama hates white people – especially white men. Sorry folks, but the truth will set you free! Why else would Obama falsely accuse Sgt. James Crowley and other Cambridge Police officers of "racial profiling" and claim they "acted stupidly" – creating a national racial controversy? For months, I have said that Barack Obama was elected as a result of white fear (guilt) and black racism. Whites voted for him because of guilt and...
  • A Barrel Of Fun

    08/04/2009 6:14:55 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 1 replies · 509+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | August 3, 2009 | The Stiletto
    Clearly, the White House hoped Obama’s beery bonhomie would induce all of us to put on beer goggles and continue to view him as post-racial. For Crowley and Gates, however, it was an invitation they could not refuse. While Obama and Biden – in shirt sleeves, dressed down to come off as a regular guys – offered their guests a beer, they apparently did not invite the two men to take off the jackets and loosen ties they wore out of deference to the office of the presidency. Just another phony photo op.
  • What the Gates-Crowley "Teachable Moment" Really Teaches

    08/04/2009 5:22:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 1,457+ views ^ | August 04, 2009 | Dennis Prager
    Readers on the left will be shocked, if not incredulous, to learn that neither I nor any conservative I know realized why the president asked Vice President Joseph Biden to join him, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley for their fabled "beer summit" at the White House. I had simply assumed that the president invited Biden in order to lessen any tension by having someone with no connection to the case join the meeting. Likewise, another conservative, the producer of my radio show, Allen Estrin, assumed that the vice president was in the area...
  • Video: Gates jokes: I told Crowley I’d get his kids into Harvard

    08/03/2009 7:54:49 PM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies · 612+ views ^ | 8-3-09 | Allahpundit
    Cute, and gratifying that they got along well enough that he can be light-hearted about what happened, but this reminds me of what his daughter said about Crowley’s daughter’s “heavy and charmingly untrained amount of green eyeliner.”
  • Beer summit sparks fight between MADD and alcohol lobby

    08/03/2009 12:01:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,059+ views
    Beer summit sparks fight between MADD and alcohol lobby @ 2:37 pm by Eric Zimmermann President Obama's beer summit might have created a media frenzy, but not everyone was excited about the message it sent about drinking. Placing alcohol at the center of a political firestorm has sparked a war of words between Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the pro-alcohol lobby. Nancy Raynor, the President of the Delaware chapter of MADD, told radio station WDEL this weekend that the beer summit may send an inappropriate signal to young people. "It's a well known fact that young people tend to...
  • Beer Summit Gatecrasher (Transcript of what was said at Beer Summit)

    08/03/2009 4:38:30 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 1,107+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 2, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    (Wolf Blitzer is at the CNN Situation Room Mission Control with a countdown clock.) WOLF BLITZER: Good evening. In just a few seconds the White House Beer Summit between President Obama, Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, and Cambridge police officer James Crowley is about to commence. And now the final countdown begins: 5...4...3...1… The Beer Summit has now been launched! President Obama has stated that this summit will be restricted to only the three of them. Our cameras are tracking the summit so let us now zoom in on the action. (We see a closeup of the outdoor picnic table...
  • Henry Gates Says At Beer Summit Sgt. Crowley Very Relieved To Shake Hands

    08/02/2009 5:19:31 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 24 replies · 1,238+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 8/2/09 | talkradio03
    Gates speaking today at Martha's Vineyard says he had to shut down his public e-mail and change his cell phone numbers because of the death threats, (Full Story)
  • Barack Obama's support falls among white voters

    08/02/2009 11:40:11 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 28 replies · 1,145+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | August 2, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    US President Barack Obama's support among white voters has plummeted, imperilling his ambitious political agenda. His support among white voters fell to below 50 per cent for the first time in his presidency following his accusation the police "acted stupidly" in arresting a black Harvard professor, A Pew research poll found that 53 per cent of white voters approved of Mr Obama's job performance before his prime-time intervention in the furore over whether Sergeant Joseph Crowley, a white officer, was right to arrest Henry Louis Gates Jr, a black studies professor. This dropped to 46 per cent in just two...
  • Teachable Moments with Sunday Funnies

    08/02/2009 10:56:19 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 723+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-02-09 | Wordsmith
    (Excerpt) Read more at ...
  • Media Matters desperate to discredit embarrassing Obama photo

    08/02/2009 8:00:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies · 6,743+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/1/2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    What's a left-winger to do when Barack Obama gets caught showing his character? Deny, discredit and denigrate, of course! As a purely voluntary, patriotic watcher of the tattletale brigade over at Media Matters, I'm subscribed to their daily Rush Limbaugh Wire. So, every single weekday, I get 3 separate, detailed emails in my inbox giving me the leftist lowdown on Rush. I nearly ruined my keyboard with spit-out coffee Friday, when the hour 2 Limbaugh Wire arrived in my box. As many readers may recall, Media Matters was the brainchild of Hillary Clinton and receives heavy funding from George Soros....
  • This Bud’s for Racial Accommodation

    08/01/2009 10:14:54 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 6 replies · 490+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 1 | Donald Douglas
    In the annals of White House racial initiatives, President Barack Obama’s “suds summit” is clearly a first. In gathering together Henry Louis Gates Jr. of Harvard and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department in Massachusetts, the president sought to help ease some of the pain — by quaffing some drafts of barley and hops — that has emerged for both the participants and the nation in what has become known as the “Gatesgate” controversy of alleged racial profiling and recrimination. It’s worth recounting the dramatic backdrop: The shocking news came on July 16: Gates, perhaps the country’s top...
  • Obama's ***** patio furniture

    08/01/2009 9:25:33 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 101 replies · 3,314+ views
    SFGate ^ | July 31 2009 | Peter Hartlaub
    There are few subjects on the planet that I would like to touch less than this Professor Henry Gates/Sgt. Joseph Crowley mess. I'm guessing that whatever position I take, the comments would be even harsher than the time I admitting to liking Oakland. But as an American, there is one element of President Barack Obama's sit-down beer-drinking dialogue with Gates and Crowley that deserves further comment: I can't believe the president doesn't have better patio furniture. In reality, the Rose Garden patio furniture is probably quite expensive -- made of the best wrought iron, with wicker that was weaved at...
  • Bush vs. Obama in photos

    08/01/2009 8:50:39 AM PDT · by seton89 · 26 replies · 2,880+ views
  • Ann Coulter Talks with Ingraham About Racial Profiling and Obama's "Beer Summit" - Video 7/31/09

    08/01/2009 8:29:10 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 774+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 1, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Laura Ingraham last night talking with Ann Coulter about "racial profiling" and the Henry Louis Gates Jr. arrest controversy. Coulter believes most accusations of racial profiling are "a hoax," and she talks through many of those cases in the video. Ingraham also asked Ann about her faceoff with the Rev. Al Sharpton on Larry King Live this week. . . . . . . . .(Watch Video)
  • Jimmy Crowley: One Good Cop

    08/01/2009 7:58:24 AM PDT · by GVnana · 12 replies · 689+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8/1/2009 | Jimmy Arone
    Jimmy Crowley: One Good Cop by Jimmy Arone I like Sgt. James Crowley. I like him a lot. Jimmy, from all accounts, has shown himself to be a stand-up guy. A good man, a good cop. Someone who is respected and loved by the people who matter most in his life: family, friends and the men and women who serve with him in the Cambridge Police Department, back in my home state of Massachusetts. Anyone who saw the strong statements made by Sgt. Leon Lashley and Officer Kelly King in support of their colleague can appreciate that these two people...
  • Only 30% of Americans approve of Obama’s handling of Gates episode

    08/01/2009 7:24:33 AM PDT · by DecoyJames · 17 replies · 713+ views
    "7 out of 10 Americans, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, that believe that President Obama has handled the Prof. Gates arrest saga in a poor manner. However, the reason I believe he handled it poorly is that I believe Obama should have taken the high road and never entered the fray in this distraction of a news story. When he was asked to comment on the story, all he needed to say was, “Look, I don’t have all the details and I am not going to comment on a local police matter.” Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the...
  • The Barack Backlash: How Obama's Presidency Has Gone From Deity To Doubtful

    07/31/2009 8:11:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 2,443+ views
    London Times ^ | July 31st 2009
    The Barack Backlash: How Obama's Presidency Has Gone From Deity To Doubtful MAX HASTINGS 01st August 2009 On Thursday night, the most powerful man on earth spent 55 minutes of his priceless time simply sharing a beer with a police officer from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a Harvard professor. This minutely orchestrated media event was designed to rescue Barack Obama from the most idiotic, yet nonetheless damaging, row of his presidency. The American people are convulsed, not with laughter, because the story touches the obsessive issue of racism. It began a fortnight ago, when Professor Louis Gates locked himself out of...
  • Obama’s Criminal Silence

    07/31/2009 8:09:25 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 10 replies · 1,311+ views
    NRO ^ | July 31, 2009 | Heather Mac Donald
    Today, I spoke briefly with a liberal member of California’s education establishment (forgive the obvious tautology), who told me that his Berkeley home had recently been broken into while he was in Washington, D.C. It’s been a wake-up call, he said. We were too lax. We’ll be putting in a security-alarm system. And then came the clincher: “This is a very diverse neighborhood.” Now what would possibly be the relevance of that euphemism to the likelihood of getting burgled, I wonder? Unlike Berkeley intelligentsia, the police actually don’t practice such blatant racial profiling — overwhelmingly, they use observed behavioral and...
  • Caption this photo: Crowly helps Gates down some steps, Obama doesn’t care, keeps walking

    07/31/2009 7:10:17 PM PDT · by Justaham · 83 replies · 3,365+ views
    Noted magical race healer doesn’t bother to check if his friend, Professor Gates, who needs a cane to walk, can make it down the steps okay.
  • Obama's revealing body language (updated and expanded)) (Caption Time: Barack Obama & Prof. Gates)

    07/31/2009 6:05:33 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 18 replies · 2,041+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 07-29-2009 | Slef
  • The Audacity Of Hops

    07/31/2009 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 537+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 31, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Race Relations: Two people acted responsibly in Gatesgate and did what they were supposed to do. Only one of them got invited to the White House to have a beer with the president and the professor.We don't know whether Lucia Whalen is a connoisseur of fine brews. We do know she wasn't invited to have one with President Obama, professor Henry Louis Gates and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge, Mass., police department. She should have been. The rabid left would say Whalen "acted stupidly" in reporting a possible crime in progress. Some are in fact saying it. The facts...
  • Video: Gibbs rips media for moronic coverage of moronic White House publicity stunt

    Imagine how dumb the coverage had to be to warrant complaints from the organizers of an event that was designed to draw coverage. And yet — it was that dumb, wasn’t it? We’ve actually reached the point of Obama worship where The One’s mouthpiece has to warn the media to be a bit less fawning about his photo ops. If nothing else good came of this, at least Gates’s daughter got a chance to meet Crowley’s daughter and then comment snottily about her overuse of eyeliner in an op-ed — a bit of jackassery that made even the lefties at...
  • What I Saw at the Beer Summit

    07/31/2009 4:07:34 PM PDT · by floor sweeper · 27 replies · 1,179+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | Elizabeth Gates
    “The president and the vice president are great men, Liza. They did the right thing to invite us there to talk, but it's up to us now to extend this conversation. We have plans to meet in private and discuss things. You know, Crowley’s not a bad guy. He’s not a Joe the Plumber who wants to represent the Right. He would be horrified to be considered a racist.”
  • Obama's revealing body language

    07/31/2009 4:01:35 PM PDT · by shoptalk · 128 replies · 6,249+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    This picture truly is worth at least a thousand words: I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing. Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious? In my own dealings with the wealthy and powerful, I...
  • Obama's revealing body language

    07/31/2009 3:55:12 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 39 replies · 2,167+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 31, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    This picture truly is worth at least a thousand words. I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing. Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious? In my own dealings with the wealthy and powerful, I...
  • White House Photos Show Sgt. Crowley Helping Gates Down WH Steps Not Obama At Beer Summit (Photos)

    07/31/2009 3:06:47 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 62 replies · 4,262+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/31/09 | talkradio03
    Books could be written on race and politics from this one photo, and it was released by the Whitehouse.....I think we see who is the class act out of these 3 individuals...
  • DFU to Obama: Proposal for Birth Certificate Beer Summit

    07/31/2009 10:25:21 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies · 1,251+ views
    dfu proposal ^ | 7-31-09 | dfu
  • Obama's revealing body language

    07/31/2009 10:18:11 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 93 replies · 3,766+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Thomas Lifson
    This picture truly is worth at least a thousand words. I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing. Sergeant Gates, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious? In my own dealings with the wealthy and powerful, I...
  • What I Saw at the Beer Summit (Barf Alert)

    07/31/2009 10:45:03 AM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 35 replies · 1,385+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 31, 2009 | Elizabeth Gates
    In a world in which the conversation on race has traditionally taken a back seat to both logic and reason, it’s no wonder that yesterday’s so-called “Beer Summit” at the White House seemed to make little sense at all. It wasn’t because the President was wrong in offering up a few cold ones to my father, Henry Louis Gates, and the now infamous Sergeant James Crowley in an attempt to tame the media blitz around my father’s arrest—it was because like most issues that make their way to TMZ, the reference point had shifted. The debate over Red Stripe and...