SMH Saturday – Racism Über Alles


Item One:

Police Officer in Ferguson Is Said to Recount a Struggle

The police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., two months ago has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as he struggled over his gun with Mr. Brown, according to government officials briefed on the federal civil rights investigation into the matter.

The officer, Darren Wilson, has told the authorities that during the scuffle, Mr. Brown reached for the gun. It was fired twice in the car, according to forensics tests performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The first bullet struck Mr. Brown in the arm; the second bullet missed.

The forensics tests showed Mr. Brown’s blood on the gun, as well as on the interior door panel and on Officer Wilson’s uniform. Officer Wilson told the authorities that Mr. Brown had punched and scratched him repeatedly, leaving swelling on his face and cuts on his neck.

Well that destroys most of the narrative that we’ve been hearing for the past couple months. So much for the gentle giant who was running away or surrendering when he was shot for no reason. Right?


This is the first public account of Officer Wilson’s testimony to investigators, but it does not explain why, after he emerged from his vehicle, he fired at Mr. Brown multiple times. It contradicts some witness accounts, and it will not calm those who have been demanding to know why an unarmed man was shot a total of six times. Mr. Brown’s death continues to fuel anger and sometimes-violent protests.

When the evidence contradicts the narrative, the narrative wins.

But wait! There’s more!

In an interview, Benjamin L. Crump, a lawyer for the Brown family, dismissed Officer Wilson’s account of what happened in the S.U.V. that day.

“What the police say is not to be taken as gospel,” Mr. Crump said, adding that Officer Wilson should be indicted by the grand jury and his case sent to trial. “He can say what he wants to say in front of a jury. They can listen to all the evidence and the people can have it transparent so they know that the system works for everybody.”

He added: “The officer’s going to say whatever he’s going to say to justify killing an unarmed kid. Right now, they have this secret proceeding where nobody knows what’s happening and nobody knows what’s going on. No matter what happened in the car, Michael Brown ran away from him.”

Except that’s not how our system works.

Last but not least:

The grand jury has been meeting in Clayton, Mo., since Aug. 20. Robert P. McCulloch, the St. Louis County prosecutor, has said that he expects a decision on probable cause by mid-November.

That would be next month – AFTER the election.

Item Two:

The Ugly Racial Undertones In Our Panicked Response To Ebola

On Thursday, as the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) testifies before Congress about the potential failings in the recent response to a case of Ebola infection on U.S. soil, much of the country is in panic mode. An increasing number of lawmakers are calling for a travel ban to the affected countries in West Africa, and some school districts are canceling class over fears that students will contract the deadly virus.

Some observers have noticed that the national response to the Ebola outbreak — which is ravaging several impoverished countries in West Africa, but which doesn’t pose much of a threat here at home — has been disproportionate compared to how the U.S. reacted to the recent spread of other infectious diseases.

“With Mad Cow disease (in Great Britain), you didn’t restrict travel; when you had bird flu in China you didn’t restrict travel,” Leo Mulbah, who heads up the Liberian Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, told the Detroit Free Press. “So why now?”

In his interview with the newspaper, Mulbah suggested it’s because countries like Liberia don’t have the same political or economic clout as countries in Europe or Asia. That’s certainly true. On top of that, however, there’s another dynamic that’s been gaining increasing attention over the past few weeks: The undercurrent of racial stereotypes and prejudice.

Thanks to Ebola, some xenophobic attitudes have been on full display recently. Last month, a cover of Newsweek used a chimp to illustrate a story about how bush meat imported from Africa could be a “back door for Ebola.” Lawmakers have suggested that Ebola-infected people may stream across the Mexico border. A community college in Texas stopped accepting perfectly healthy students of Nigerian and Liberian descent. Liberian immigrants who live in Texas are getting refused service at restaurants. There are a lot of comparisons being made to AIDS, the last scary disease to come out of Africa that gave rise to similar racial fears and stereotypes.

Plus, there are some very basic racial factors at play. The vast majority of the people who are suffering and dying from Ebola are black. The handful of people who are being flown to the U.S. to receive care at top hospitals, given an experimental Ebola drug, and ultimately recovering from the virus are white. This dynamic was not lost on the family members of the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., a Liberian man named Thomas E. Duncan. Along with the Rev. Jesse Jackson, they have criticized the Texas hospital where Duncan was treated, saying he received substandard care because he was a black man and an immigrant.

Just the other night at a cross-burning my friends and I were saying how we would be totally cool with Ebola if it came from England.

No, that didn’t come from Salon, but you were close. It came from ThinkProgress.

Mad Cow Disease resulted in the destruction of 4.4 million head of cattle and many countries banning British beef. Mad Cow disease is transmitted by eating infected tissue, not from touching or getting sneezed on by cows.


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103 Responses to SMH Saturday – Racism Über Alles

  1. The Klown says:

    Believe it or not there are still Trayvon Truthers out there arguing that Trayvon Martin was murdered.

    • Anthony says:

      “PANTS UP, DON’T LOOT!!!!”

      Oh, wait a minute…..

      “HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT!!!!”

      Sorry about that….

  2. The Klown says:

  3. HELENK3 says:

    bill whittle on backtrack’s ebola

    he give more info that the whole backtrack bunch combined

    • foxyladi14 says:

      😆 Afraid he might learn something? 😆

    • Constance says:

      No problem they’ll tell him what to say.

      • Constance says:

        He won’t be needing the details or anything!

        • Somebody says:

          Exactly he’s a political fixer, his job is to STOP the flow of information about ebola. If he doesn’t attend any meetings and then a reporter ask him about X, he will say I haven’t heard anything about X. Since that will come from the ebola czar then the lapdogs will quiet down.

          Obama doesn’t think we have a disease problem, he thinks we have a messaging problem. It’s not the ebola is a medical crisis in the making, it’s that it’s a political crisis.

  4. The Klown says:

  5. The Klown says:

  6. DeniseVB says:

    NYC warned …. (are we having fun yet?) Also the current screenings in place would have let Duncan pass through with no problem.

  7. Somebody says:

    Has anyone seen a report about this with the source being something other than Judicial Watch?
    This, if true, is very, very concerning. Althought I’ve now read the same rehashed report several times each cite Judicial Watch as their source.

  8. leslie says:

    “Just the other night at a cross-burning my friends and I were saying how we would be totally cool with Ebola if it came from England.”
    OMG! I had just taken a bite of my breakfast when I read ^this^. I now have to clean up my keyboard and my desk.

  9. HELENK3 says:

    did I misunderstand something? I thought ebola czar would only be on the job for 5 to 6 months, not that he would not be starting the job for 5 to 6 months?

  10. foxyladi14 says:

    Is Josh joshing? 😯

  11. foxyladi14 says:

    OH Man!!!! It would sure be nice if that Foxy read the previous thread before posting. :facepalm:

  12. Lulu says:

    On 10/15/14 in the Dallas Morning News:
    “The health workers who treated Dallas’ first Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan should not have been allowed to move around, county health director Zachary Thompson said Wednesday.

    “Thompson said that decision isn’t up to him — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are handling the monitoring of those workers. He said he hasn’t heard any discussion about quarantine. But if it was up to the county health department, the patients “wouldn’t have been able to move around,” Thompson said.”

    • Lulu says:

      Today the AP is claiming: “That wasn’t nearly enough for Jenkins (Dallas county judge), and that evening, he began to make changes. Hospital officials told potentially exposed hospital workers to stop seeing patients other than Pham.”

      “But the next day, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention allowed another nurse who cared for Duncan, Amber Vinson, to get on a plane in Ohio and fly to Dallas with a mild fever. She was later diagnosed with Ebola, and CDC Director Tom Frieden has conceded that she “should not have travelled on a commercial airline.”

      The problem with this is that the CDC, and the CDC only, is responsible for establishing tracking and treatment protocols. When Dallas county tried to impose state quarantine on those health care workers the CDC didn’t even have a list of their names or addresses or phone numbers. The county had to go to the hospital to get them. The level of incompetence, inexperienced and possibly stupid staff, cavalier idiocy, and dawdling by the CDC is just now coming into focus. The AP is trying to make it appear that the fuck-ups are the fault and problem of a frigging COUNTY instead of a billions funded federal agency with the sole purpose of preventing and controlling outbreaks and pandemics.

      I hope the entire country realizes that their state and local authorities are on their own with a political WH ready to blame them for any mistake which they are not even statutorily responsible with the lapdogs like AP ready to print it.

    • leslie says:

      Okay, maybe I just don’t get it, but why doesn’t Dallas (or any other municipality for that matter) declare home rule and take over? It’s clear that CDC and the US gov’t have other priorities – like political correctness or some other issue – that is of greater concern than the health of the nation’s citizens.

      BTW: Have I ever said just how much I despise obama and his crew?
      I wouldn’t be surprised if this entire ebola situation (now that we have a situation) is simply A-Okay with Valerie Jarrett. It seems just nefarious to have emanated from her.

      • votermom says:

        I think Dallas was thinking of declaring a state of emergency but decided not to because of the impact that would have on conference bookings? That’s what I heard anyway.

        • Lulu says:

          Dallas city and county is run by Democrats at this time. I say at this time because I think some elective city and county offices will flip in the November election. Jenkins (county judge executive) and the county health director (who is black) have been huge Obama supporters. Remember Jenkins wanted to open some Dallas ISD schools to the illegal immigrant child hordes and was slapped down by the local school districts and suburb cities. These two (and the Dallas mayor) were true believers in the wonder of Obama. They have found out the hard way that it is all bullshit. At first they were gung ho for the CDC, HHS and WH. As time passed they realized the CDC were idiots and half-assed and were not communicating. Then they turned to the state for help. They had to ask a Republican governor for help.

          The state demanded information and started bypassing the CDC for labwork (the Austin lab is as good as the CDC lab) and pulled out some 1850’s quarantine laws since the CDC thinks it is inhumane. The state also had to clean stuff up because the CDC couldn’t manage to get to it. The CDC team was only 10 people, many of them new paid volunteer types on details to Atlanta. The state, county and city demanded a new CDC team with nurse No 1 that knew what they were doing with and would do it. The first CDC team are the ones who told nurse no 2 she could fly and go visit for her wedding and were telling staff to self monitor and go about their usual business. Rick Perry is supposed to be demanding that the state, county and city be paid back for expenses because the CDC and HHS was supposed to be doing stuff AND paying for it. Or else. So the Democratic officials in Dallas screwed up. They trusted the Obama administration which they no longer do.

  13. swanspirit says:

    As far as I can tell , the VILE PROG guidelines go like this : If you use enough words , especially big words , and make enough paragraphs , it doesn’t matter if what you say follows any logic or reaches any reasonable conclusion , what you wrote must be true .

    • leslie says:

      I think VILE PROG guideline are:
      “If you use enough words , especially big words , and make enough paragraphs , it doesn’t matter if what you say follows any logic or reaches any reasonable conclusion , what you wrote must be true.”
      And they will stop reading mid-way through because they are too lazy to read the rest and form their own thoughts and questions. (I know it works that way for me. Except I simply think they are b***s****ing.)

      • Mt.Laurel says:

        I would add:
        No punctuation, poor grammar (because that is so old school) and purposeful misuse of the big words (because if the words seem highfalutin readers will assume they themselves are mistaken and the ignorant writer is correct and voila – the progs have proved Webster wrong again), Green is Orange and Orange is Purple.

  14. lyn says:

    Nina Pham’s dog is in a metabolic cage for his quarantine.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      Sadly the people running America think they are too smart to learn any thing they already know it all. 😡

  15. HELENK3 says:

    the picture you posted about the kid who did not get the job, reminded me of an experience I had while working,
    A girl came to me, to see if she could get a job in my dept. she was wearing a tee shirt that read
    If you don’t like my attitude—f–k you.
    now why on God’s green earth would I want the headache of having her work for me?
    She did not even realize what her shirt said about her

  16. leslie says:

    That photo at the top is so sad. I tried to picture my kids – anyone’s kids – looking like that and it broke my heart. I know they look happy – elated – but it is just sad.

  17. mothy67 says:

    I find it hard to believe that the CDC could be so incompetent. The best in the world? The worst virus on the planet. Sure fly on a plane. Something smells fishy. Then they came out rather chipper yesterday. Tin foil hat was it all created? They will now have a blank check.

  18. HELENK3 says:

    Oh this is just peachy
    dragon egg —-marines who guarded saddam’s mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed by isis

    • Helen, I just shared that link with my honey who had never read a book in his life. I bought him Huck Finn, he never read it. Then he picked up a John Grisham book that I had (over 600 pages) , he couldn’t put it down and read it in its entirety. He has discovered reading and absolutely loves it. I guess its a lot subject matter but also having something in hand you can take with you without turning on an electronic because he took that book everywhere he went until he finished it.

      • HELENK3 says:

        I love books. reading has gotten me through some tough times in my life

        • leslie says:

          Have you ever read “The End of Your Life Book Club”? I just finished reading it and after I returned it to the library, I bought a copy for me, another for my best friend, one for my son (and his wife) and one for my oldest daughter. What a wonderful book.

  19. HELENK3 says:

    decided to make slow cooker pizza today. the smell is making me very hungry

    • foxyladi14 says:

      recipe please Helen. 🙂

      • HELENK3 says:

        4 jars pizza sauce or make your own
        corkscrew pasta cooked and drain
        mozzarella cheese
        grated parmasan cheese
        minced garlic
        add what ever you would have on a pizza
        I used green peppers and pepperoni

        combine all ingredients in slow cooker
        cover cook slow on LOW for 4 hrs or HIGH for 2 hours

        if you used hamburger or sausage cook and drain first

        very easy and very good

    • Constance says:

      Well it’s now been days. No one has claimed the virus can live for a week on a dry surface. I think it should be more than safe to fly those planes again.

      • Propertius says:

        SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: Filoviruses have been reported capable to survive for weeks in blood and can also survive on contaminated surfaces, particularly at low temperatures (4°C) Footnote 52 Footnote 61. One study could not recover any Ebolavirus from experimentally contaminated surfaces (plastic, metal or glass) at room temperature Footnote 61. In another study, Ebolavirus dried onto glass, polymeric silicone rubber, or painted aluminum alloy is able to survive in the dark for several hours under ambient conditions (between 20 and 250C and 30–40% relative humidity) (amount of virus reduced to 37% after 15.4 hours), but is less stable than some other viral hemorrhagic fevers (Lassa) Footnote 53. When dried in tissue culture media onto glass and stored at 4 °C, Zaire ebolavirus survived for over 50 days Footnote 61. This information is based on experimental findings only and not based on observations in nature. This information is intended to be used to support local risk assessments in a laboratory setting.

  20. DeniseVB says:

    I wish someone would arrest Al Sharpton for inciting racial tension, then assign him to a community center in Southside Chicago for life. Evil man.

  21. driguana says:

    So a niece puts up a message on FB that berates Fox News for fear mongering about Ebola and finally Shep Smith says something about relax and take it easy, so she says….gee. ..Fox got something right and you should all relax and get a flu shot….a flu shot!!!!! to protect you from Ebola….the information threshold gets lower by the minute!!!

  22. foxyladi14 says:

    I got a rabies shot for my Dog. 🙂

  23. swanspirit says:

    I am utterly and thoroughly convinced that the Vile Progs so quick to condemn the nurses for their behaviors , are really trying very hard to relieve the CDC Obola of their responsibility in this health care crisis .

    • votermom says:

      The lefties on another forum I go to take criticism of the CDC personally, and are praising the selection of Ron Klain.
      Also “travel bans won’t work and will only slow the inevitable” is their mantra.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      The worked who left town and potentially exposed hundreds to thousands should have known better. I feel for them but it was beyond stupid .

      But the CDC should have made sure that the health workers were kept under close surveillance with tough restrictions. That is their job and they need to be held accountable for endangering the health and well being of anyone and everyone exposed as result of their failures. Flagrant misconduct at best.

      Obama is the President. Sorry he can not blame Bush. It is his watch.

  24. HELENK3 says:

    backtrack to allow 100,000 Haitians in to America without visas.
    I bet they get driver licenses a lot easier then I do

  25. votermom says:

    Va police say they’ve found the body of the missing UVa freshman, Hannah Graham. 😦

  26. lyn says:

    Here’s the awesome power of Mother Nature … and wolves:

    • leslie says:

      ^This^ was so cool. Thanks, lyn. I was there in 1989 during the fire. I would never recognize it now.
      Isn’t PMM in Yellowstone? When does she return?

  27. 1539days says:

    I blogged about why Ebola is as deadly as the Spanish flu.

  28. Lulu says:

    Ebola, the virus, and Obola, the administration, is going to bankrupt the health care industry and although not mentioned in the following article, the health insurance industry and the insurance liability industry. The costs of three Ebola patients plus the wreckage from the Obola administration policies is horrendous. “Costs are already piling up in the fight against Ebola, and they are only expected to grow.” “Healthcare advisory firm Avalere Health estimates it costs roughly $500,000 to treat a single patient with Ebola.
    “Avalere CEO Dan Mendelson said the average cost of an intensive care hospital stay is about $14,000 per day, which could wind up totaling $250,000 after more than two weeks.”
    “The remaining amount includes costs for isolating the patient and protecting healthcare workers and others treating a patient or handling infectious disease cases”
    “It doesn’t cover transportation costs, something that could cause the overall price tag to skyrocket.”
    Not mentioned are costs to state and local governments, airlines, cruise ships, private employers who have to put employees on sick leave for quarantine or even close, enormously expensive cleaning hazmat crews, bankrupted hospitals no longer serving the public, etc. There are economic models that calculate the cost in terms of fear or terror to a population (I worked on them in graduate school) and reduced economic activity and that threshold is fast approaching the in the US. While this crisis is driven by gross incompetence (see Dunning-Krueger effect) by this administration in the US, and the WHO in Africa, it is not a 9/11 level event. Yet. The Democrats do see it as a means to get more money and that is not going to have the effect they think it will for the election.

  29. foxyladi14 says:

    I agree, this is the icing on the Cake.
    and could cost the Dims a lot of House and Senate seats 😀

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