Lawyer Thanks Don Lemon For Making Him Famous by Asking “Racist Dumb-Ass Question”

Lawyer Thanks Don Lemon For Making Him Famous by Asking "Racist Dumb-Ass Question"

Lawyer Thanks Don Lemon For Making Him Famous by Asking “Racist Dumb-Ass Question” (Photo Credit: CNN Video Screengrab [H/T TPM])

CNN’s Don Lemon strikes again….

Arsalan Iftikhar, a Muslim human rights lawyer, penned an open letter on Monday thanking Don Lemon for making him famous after asking a “patently offensive racist dumb-ass question” during an appearace on his show following the Paris terror attacks.

Lemon had asked Iftikhar whether he supported the Islamic State terrorist group.

Iftikhar’s ending for his open letter was priceless. He wrote, “It is a sincere honor to be added to the litany of famous ‘Malaysian-black-hole-penis-biting’ Don Lemon media gaffes which can be added to his audition tape for his next job at FOX News Channel.”

Arsalan Iftikhar added, “So from the bottom of my heart, I want to publicly thank Don Lemon for making me famous with his patently offensive racist dumb-ass question.”

Rep. Randy Weber Apologizes for Comparing Obama to Hitler Over Paris Rally No-Show

Rep. Randy Weber Apologizes for Comparing Obama to Hitler Over Paris Rally No-Show

Rep. Randy Weber Apologizes for Comparing Obama to Hitler Over Paris Rally No-Show (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

OPINION — RANDY WEBER HITLER COMMENT:  Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) apologized for tweeting “Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn’t do it for right reasons,” in a dig against his no-show at the Paris peace rally last weekend. Um, why make the outrageous comments in the first place? SMH.

By the way, Rep. Weber, it’s Adolf Hitler, not Adolph Hitler.

Randy Weber’s apology:  

I need to first apologize to all those offended by my tweet. It was not my intention to trivialize the Holocaust nor to compare the president to Hitler. The mention of Hitler was meant to represent the face of evil that still exists in the world today. I now realize that the use of Hitler invokes pain and emotional trauma for those affected by the atrocities of the Holocaust and victims of anti-Semitism and hate.”

The terrorist attacks in Paris should remind us of the evil that still exists. Hitler was the face of evil, perpetrating genocide against six million Jews and millions of other victims. Today, we are facing the evil of Islamic extremists who are attempting to instill fear and murdering the lives of innocent people from Paris to Nigeria to Jerusalem and all over the world. The President’s actions or lack thereof is my point of contention. Islamic extremists have shown they are not going away, and instead are hungry for more blood.

After World War II, the world made a commitment to ‘Never Again’ allow terror free reign. As demonstrated by the Paris Peace Rally, we must all –Christians, Jews, Muslims, leaders around the world and those willing to fight for freedom – unite and stand strong together against radical extremism in any form.

Um, this is the GOP-controlled House of Representatives that John Boehner leads. First Rep. Steve Scalise and now this dumbass…..

By the way, Randy Weber’s offensive Hitler tweet is still up but we opted for a screengrab.

Rep. Randy Weber's Hitler tweet

Rep. Randy Weber’s Hitler tweet

4-Year-Old Londyn James Gets New Friend After Classmates Shun Her For Being Black

4-Year-Old Londyn James Gets New Friend After Classmates Shun Her For Being Black

4-Year-Old Londyn James Gets New Friend After Classmates Shun Her For Being Black (Photo Credit: Facebook/Tomeka Fisher)

Four-year-old Londyn James cried to her mother, Tomeka Fisher, one day after school because her classmates refused to be her friend because she was black. SMH.

Fisher posted the incident on Facebook, “My 4yr old is crying her heart out and so am I. I don’t know what to do or say. A girl at her school told her this.”

Fisher told People magazine, “She told me that a girl told her she didn’t want to be friends with her because she was black.””I didn’t know who would believe me so I decided to videotape it,” she added.

According to People magazine, the video went viral, racking up nearly 10 million views worldwide. Fisher told the magazine, “It was remarkable.” “I just wanted people to know that no child should be told someone doesn’t want to be their friend because of their race or how they look.”

Well, it turns out, Londyn James got a new friend. Holland Cunningham, whose dad, Jeff Cunningham, is a news anchor for KFVS-TV in Cape Girardeau, is now Londyn’s friend. Thanks to her dad for making it happen.

Here’s video of Londyn James crying about being shunned for being black:

Mistrial Declared in Case of SC Ex-Police Chief Charged with Bernard Bailey’s Murder

Mistrial Declared in Case of SC Ex-Police Chief Charged with Bernard Bailey's Murder

Mistrial Declared in Case of SC Ex-Police Chief Ricard Combs Charged with Bernard Bailey’s Murder

A judge declared a mistrial in the case of former Eutawville, SC, police chief Richard Combs for the murdered of unarmed black man, Bernard Bailey. The jury deadlocked 9-3 in favor of guilty of murder or a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter before the judge declared a mistrial.

Prosecutor David Pascoe told NBC affiliate WIS-TV that he would seek to retry Combs again for Bailey’s murder. Pascoe believes the state has a good chance at a retrial because nine out of 12 jurors believed Richard Combs was guilty.

Richard Combs shot Bernard Bailey, 54, three times during an altercation at the city’s town hall in 2011. He tried to arrest the retired prison guard on an obstruction of justice charge. Bailey attempted to leave by getting into his pickup truck, but Combs followed him, fatally shooting Bailey.

Richard Combs’ defense lawyers say race had nothing to do with the shooting, but that he feared for his life.

Double Standard: Ohio State Rioters Called “Revelers” As Tear Gas Used to Disperse Crowds

Double Standard: Ohio State Rioters Called "Revelers" As Tear Gas Used to Disperse Crowds

Double Standard: Ohio State Rioters Called “Revelers” As Tear Gas Used to Disperse Crowds (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

OHIO STATE RIOTERS:  The double-standard of law-enforcement in its perception of blacks and whites was glaring last night in the aftermath of Ohio State University’s win over Oregon Monday night. The Columbus Dispatch called them “revelers.” The fact is, they were “rioting.” Tear gas was used to disperse the “revelers.” Plus, there was “property damage and fires started” all over Columbus, as FreakOutNation reports.

NBC News reports dozens of small fires were set after thousands of “revelers” streamed into bars celebrating OSU’s victory. More from NBC News:

Three canisters of tear gas were used in front of the Ohio Union at around 1:15 a.m. local time, the Columbus Dispatch reported, emptying the surrounding area of most revelers. It said officers also used pepper spray on many party-goers shortly after midnight, with some leaving the area “with stinging eyes and runny noses.”

A police dispatcher told NBC News officers were called to multiple reports of dumpster and couch fires in the streets around the Ohio State University campus.

Alex-Bouzounis confirmed that a “handful” of arrests were made. “Our officers should be commended for their diligence and professionalism.”

There was also very little media coverage of these riots, quite the opposite of what unfolded in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting death of Michael Brown and in the aftermath of the grand jury decision to clear Darren Wilson for the teen’s death. Those protesters were called “rioters.”

Hundreds block a Columbus street…..

Double Standard: Rioters After Ohio State National Win, Called "Revelers"

Double Standard: Ohio State Rioters Called “Revelers” as Tear Gas Used to Disperse Crowds (Photo Credit: Twitter via @Josh_Jarman)

What’s interesting is that some of the “revelers” were probably calling the Ferguson protesters “rioters,” “thugs” and “criminals.” Just pointing out the double standard…..

FBI Releases Composite Sketch of NAACP Bombing Suspect

FBI Releases Composite Sketch of NAACP Bombing Suspect

FBI Releases Composite Sketch of NAACP Bombing Suspect

The FBI released a composite sketch of a person of interest in the bombing of a building that houses the offices of the local NAACP chapter in Colorado Springs.

 The sketch is of a balding white man about 40 seen dropping something off and leaving the scene just before the device went off, officials said. Federal law enforcement is offering a $10,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest (call: 303-425-7787).

Officials said they believe only one person was responsible for the apparent attack,

Representatives from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Colorado Springs police, Fountain police and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office all attended Friday’s news conference at the Colorado Springs police operations headquarters.

“We’ve gotten some tips, but I wouldn’t say it’s a large amount of tips,” Ravenelle said at the press conference, which was heavily attended by local and national media outlets. Source: The Denver Post 

The suspect is described as a white man, about 40 years old, driving a 2000 or older-model dirty white pick-up truck with an open tailgate, missing or covered license plate and a dark-colored truck bed line.

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to “Challenge Racism”

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to "Challenge Racism"

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay Under Fire for Call to “Challenge Racism” (Photo Credit: Facebook)

Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay is under fire from his rank-and-file for his call to “challenge racism” in the workplace, Action News 4 reports.  Chief McLay was photographed holding a sign, “I resolve to challenge racism @ work. #EndWhiteSilence.”

Pittsburgh Fraternal Order of Police president Howard McQuillan begged to differ. He accused Chief McLay of “insinuating that we are now racist, merely by the color of our skin and the nature of our profession.”

Chief McLay sent an email to police department apologizing for the uproar:

In an email to the entire police department, McLay wrote that “[i]t appears my having been photographed with a sign supporting racial justice at work and [opposing] ‘white silence’ has offended some. If any of my PBP [Pittsburgh Bureau of Police] family was offended, I apologize. You are very important to me and I would never hurt you purposefully.”

[…]

“The sign indicated my willingness to challenge racial problems in the workplace. I am so committed. If there are problems in the PBP related to racial injustice, I will take action to fix them. Please beware also, race impacts how we view one another, and unconscious bias applies to how we deal with the public. It can also impact how we judge one another; I intend we will confront both through training.” Source: Raw Story

So, it’s okay for the cops to ignore the issue of race in dealing with the public, but the public cannot speak up to find common ground because that would be accusing all cops of racism. Sounds like Mr. McQuillan is being a bully like those NYPD officers who turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at a second funeral. By the way, the NYPD officers who didn’t heed Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s call for civility are no different from the members of Westboro Baptist Church.

GOP Rep.-Elect Mia Love Backs Steve Scalise Amid Uproar Over David Duke Connection

GOP Rep.-Elect Mia Love Backs Steve Scalise Amid Uproar Over David Duke Connection

GOP Rep.-Elect Mia Love Backs Steve Scalise Amid Uproar Over David Duke Connection (Photo Credit: ABC News Video Screengrab)

Hypocrite is the only word that comes to mind with regard to Rep.-elect Mia Love (R-UT), the GOP’s first black female lawmaker, backing incoming House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise keeping his leadership position after David Duke connection came to light. Would she feel the same way about giving then-candidate Barack Obama a pass when Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s ugly rhetoric was disclosed?

I guess Mia Love is okay with waving the Confederate flag….

Mia Love backs Steve Scalise

Mia Love backs Rep. Steve Scalise amid uproar over David Duke connection (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Love told ABC News Sunday morning that she stands behind Scalise, who has been under fire for speaking at an event in 2002 that was affiliated with ex-KKK grand dragon David Duke.

Rep. Love said, “I believe he should remain in leadership.” She added, “There is one quality that he has that is very important in leadership, and that’s humility. He’s actually shown that in this case. He’s apologized, and I think we need to move on and get the work of the American people done.”

“This was twelve years ago,” Love said. “It’s interesting that it’s coming out now.”

Love continued, “These groups are awful.” “The last thing I want to do is give them any sort of publicity or credibility. As far as I’m concerned with Representative Scalise, he has been absolutely wonderful to work with, he’s been very helpful for me, and he has had the support of his colleagues.”

GOP Arizona Schools Chief Threatens to Pull Funding from Hip-Hop Themed Classes

AZ State Superintendent Threatens to Pull Funding from Hip-Hop Themed Classes

GOP AZ Schools Chief Threatens to Pull Funding from Hip-Hop Themed Classes (Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Arizona state superintendent John Huppenthal (R) threatens to pull school funding for hip-hop themed classes, saying they violate state’s ban on ethnic studies.

Here’s more from RawStory

On his last day in office, Arizona state superintendent John Huppenthal (R) threatened to pursue sanctions against a school district for offering classes featuring artists like rapper KRS-One and hard rock group Rage Against the Machine, the Arizona Daily Star reported.

Huppenthal said in a letter released on Friday that the Tucson Unified School District has until March 4 to remove the courses, along with other “culturally relevant” classes, or risk losing 10 percent of its funding.

In the letter, Huppenthal criticizes Cholla Magnet High School for including a history class, “Culturally Relevant Mexican American Perspective,” which includes lyrics from the Rage Against The Machine song “Take The Power Back.” An English class at the same school, “Culturally Relevant African American Perspective,” allegedly includes an essay by KRS-One, “An Introduction to Hip-Hop.”

“According to the Hip Hoptionary: The Dictionary Of Hip Hop Terminology by Alonso Westbrook, Hip Hop is defined as the artistic response to oppression,” the essay reads in part. “A way of expression in dance, music, word/song. A culture that thrives on creativity and nostalgia. As a musical art form it is the stories of inner-city life, often with a message, spoken over beats of music. The culture includes Rap and any other venture spawned from the Hip Hop style and culture.”

“Culturally relevant” courses like the district’s Mexican-American Studies program were scuttled in 2010 after Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed a state law into effect banning classes that were found to “promote resentment toward any race or class” and “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of being individuals.”

According to the Associated Press, the district’s governing board agreed to do away with Mexican-American Studies courses two years later amid a similar risk of losing funding.

“I am deeply concerned by the fact that the noncompliance appears to extend beyond classes taught from the Mexican American perspective and now also includes classes taught from the African American perspective,” Huppenthal wrote on Friday.

Film: Wealthy Black Woman, Ruby McCollum, Convicted of Murdering White Doctor in 1952, Was Being Drugged, Raped

Film: Wealthy Black Woman, Ruby McCollum, Convicted of Murdering White Doctor in 1952, Was Being Drugged, Raped

Film: Wealthy Black Woman, Ruby McCollum, Convicted of Murdering White Doctor in 1952, Was Being Drugged, Raped (Photo Credit: Attribution Unknown)

A new documentary, “You Belong to Me” examines the Jim Crow-era case involving a wealthy black woman, Ruby McCollum, who fatally shot Dr. Clifford Leroy Adams, who was white, in Live Oak, Fla., in August, 1952. An all-white, all-male jury convicted McCollum, but she was spared the death penalty due to insanity — drug addiction.

Ruby McCollum claimed Dr. Adams forced her into a long-term sexual relationship that ended in an unwanted child. Some have argued that the two were in a consensual relationship and that drugs pushed McCollum into insanity. She had been receiving injections of a kind of intoxicating substance from Adams. It was not clear whether she sought the drugs or Adams used the drugs to take advantage of her.

William Bradford Huie’s book “The Crime of Ruby McCollum” paints the relationship as consensual, but the documentary reaches a different conclusion through decades of research and family interviews.

Prosecutors said Ruby McCollum killed the doctor over a $116 bill, even though she was married to a wealthy black business man and had $1,800 in her purse at the time of the shooting. Jude Hagin, the documentary’s producer, said, “I could not wrap my head around the story, that a woman of Ruby McCollum’s stature…would see anything that could be a good future for her to have a sexual relationship with a white doctor.”

During her testimony, McCollum told the jury that she felt pressured to comply with Adams’ wishes, saying, “I was just so worried, I had to either yield or maybe die, I suppose that was what would happen.”

Ruby McCollum’s sentence was commuted in 1974 after Florida’s Supreme Court found her legally insane. She died in 1992.

Read more about the Ruby McCollum story:  http://www.youbelongtome.net/journey/

Here’s the trailer for “You Belong to Me:”