Mom of the Year

I don’t know who she is but we need more moms like her.

Watching news coverage of the Baltimore riots last night was surreal. The video was compelling but the commentary was inane. Shep Smith called the rioters “children” and asked if the police had done something to provoke them. Wolf Blitzer sounded amazed that there was racial rioting in a “major American city”.

The interviews were even worse. The mayor of Baltimore denied she said what she clearly said. The usual suspects fought for air time to say the same mealy mouthed talking points. I couldn’t take anymore and switched over to Seinfeld reruns on TBS.

It should be pointed out that Baltimore has a liberal Democratic black woman as mayor. The police chief is black, as is about half the police force and the city council. The city has been under Democrat control for over 100 years. Nancy Pelosi’s father was mayor and she was born and raised in the local Baltimore Democrat machine.

Yet somehow this is the Republican Party’s fault. (I blame Sarah Palin.)

What we are seeing on the news from Baltimore is the failure of the Democratic Blue Model of governance and the results of six years of Obama’s racially divisive politics. Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.


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122 Responses to Mom of the Year

  1. swanspirit says:

    A great deal of the increased brutality of the police toward black citizens in the past few years is directly attributable to … wait for it… Martin O’Malley, and the city has paid out millions in damages for police brutality because of it. Before he was governor, he was Mayor of Baltimore, and his focus was reducing crime. I have no argument with reducing crime and especially murder, but O’Malley’s methods, while bringing praise from other city leaders, could not be proven to have accomplished that goal, and his policies helped alienate the police from the people.
    Baltimore has the fifth highest murder rate in the country; about 90% of those are black on black murders, and yet no demonstrations have happened for all of those dead people.
    That being said, we STILL do not know how Freddie Gray received his spine injury. So all of these people jumping to conclusions so they can loot and burn my charming city can go to hell as far as I am concerned.
    I grew up in that general north Baltimore area , and got my drivers license at Mondawmin Mall , so you could say I am familiar with the area.
    I called my family members last night ,and for now they are safe and staying home today.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I watched the police take down a snowflake who was trashing a police car, of course, the kid resisted, so another cop jumped on him after he got away, got a better grip and slammed him on the hood of another car, then to the ground and cuffed him. Yeah, I can see how it can happen.

      I haven’t seen anything official but St. Freddy had quite a rap sheet, so he may have been known to those cops who took him down. Maybe he was being an asshole to them, still not against the law, nor a death penalty. However, maybe these thugs should ask themselves before provoking a cop, is this a good or a bad cop? Might save a few thug lives 😉

      • Lulu says:

        He was rather young to have that long of a rap sheet. He was a career criminal and drug dealer. But throwing them in a police wagon without a seat belt has got to stop. His injuries were similar to someone in a bad car wreck. That cannot be legal.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Was Freddy feeling lucky that day ? I don’t agree with the police behavior that led to his death, I do think all the “Freddys” should be aware of lethal police force could be the result of stupidity. On both sides.

      • Constance says:

        I have a problem with everyone acting like a person of a different race would have better treatment from the cops. Cops are overworked and work under threat to their safety. They can’t push “pause” and think situations through or they will die.

        Alcoholism/Mood disorder run in my family. One of my white cousins who was 40ish got picked up by the cops one night in Tacoma. They threw him in jail, he died of alcohol withdrawal and never received any medical care. The cops were trying to figure out who he was. He probably deserved to be arrested, the whole thing was a disaster and shouldn’t have happened but it did. I trained my kids to be good citizens and not attract the attention of cops. My 6’5″ 190 pound son I especially drilled with the idea that “you can look very threatening just standing there so be careful, frightened people fight back hard and some of them have weapons. He has gotten knocked out by a cop in a boozy brawl before. It’s not because he is white, it’s because he was brawling and posed a physical threat to people around him. Thank God he has seemed to learn from it. And thank God the cops didn’t pull their real weapons. Although maybe the only thing he learned is don’t let Mom find out when you’ve been in a brawl.

        • 49erDweet says:

          That is so true. Back in the old days the scariest time for me was breaking up a brawl between a bunch of Caucasian hard-rock miners. They will never know how close they came to becoming coroner cases. Fights between Blacks or Hispanics were much milder in comparison.

    • HELENK3 says:

      when my grand kids were little , I used to take them to Baltimore on the train. We went to the Aquarium and the please touch museum and took the boat around the harbor. They loved it. Would I take them there now, NO. I remember my youngest grand daughter seeing the statues of the dinosaurs and calling the big on Grandpop Joe and the little one Baby Casey. It is not just a city they are destroying it is education and memories for a lot of people.

      • votermom says:

        we used to visit the aquarium. last time we went someone broke the window of our car in the parking lot. which is why that was the last time we went.

  2. mothy67 says:

    How does this look to ISIS? A bunch of kids able to shut down a city. Must serve as an inspiration to bring it here.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I see Philly’s on alert now, police are getting the same kind of threats that preceded the Balto. riots.

      • HELENK3 says:

        See my comment above about Baltimore. It is not just a city they will destroy it is the education and memories for a lot of people. Philadelphia is the birthplace of the nation. The history and the museums are priceless.
        How many people will come to Baltimore and Philadelphia after this? Would you feel safe bringing your kids to the Franklin Institute or Independence Hall or the many places of learning and fun there?

  3. Lulu says:

    The new Republican governor pushed back very hard last night. The mayor would not take his phone calls. Yes! She wouldn’t take them nor call him back. This is gross malfeasance and she should be removed from office if she is that dumb and butthurt. I bet she was talking to the WH instead. Now her money makers and tax base is in peril. Conventions are being cancelled. Cause and effect is hard for Dems until it is too late.

    • leslie says:

      This morning on Morning Joe, Scarborough said that the man living a certain house (of a certain color) nearby, could be considered to have contributed to the riots by NOT calling for a stop to the violence. (Color me surprised that Joe said that.)

    • 49erDweet says:

      That mayor’s pathetic performance set back gender and racial equalities cause 50 years in her neck of the woods.

  4. DeniseVB says:

  5. Lulu says:

    If you start laying the groundwork for rules and talking to them when they are babies you don’t have to slap them in the head in the street. Just sayin’.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    Sharpton’s on his way ! Gonna march or something helpful like that.

  7. Myiq2xu says:

    • Lulu says:

      That was some major side eye one of her guys gave her during that first statement. Where is idiocy like “space to destroy” coming from? She didn’t think that up by herself.

    • angienc says:

      You know if she would just admit she said it — WHICH SHE CLEARLY DID — but say that she meant to say “Space to protest” — that is, she meant to say give those who were legitimately protesting space to protest while preventing those who wished to destroy from destroying (i.e., that she got the word “protest” mixed up with “destroy”) then *maybe* she’d be believable.
      But this whole “you’re twisting my words” defense is plain old bullshit.

    • mcnorman says:

      Damn, that’s about as good as “if you like it, you can keep your plan.”

    • Ah, the perils of the misplaced modifier. #ProperGrammarMatters

  8. Myiq2xu says:

    • Lulu says:

      I think that is a felony even in Maryland. No wonder the area fire departments won’t send any help. Their equipment would be destroyed. You can’t fix that with duct tape.

    • 49erDweet says:

      And CVC promptly locked up and posted security at a number of their Baltimore stores.

  9. Myiq2xu says:

    Robert Heinlein from the much-misunderstood Starship Troopers:

    “Young lady, the tragic wrongness of what those well-meaning people did, contrasted with what they thought they were doing, goes very deep. They had no scientifc theory of morals. They did have a theory of morals and they tried to live by it (I should not have sneered at their motives), but their theory was wrong — half of it fuzzy-headed wishful thinking, half of it rationalized charlatanry. The more earnest they were, the farther it led them astray. You see, they assumed that Man had a moral instinct.”
    “Sir? I thought — But he does! I have.”

    “No, my dear, you have a cultivated conscience, a most carefully trained one. Man has no moral instinct. He is not born with moral sense. You were not born with it, I was not — and a puppy has none. We acquire moral sense, when we do, through training, experience, and hard sweat of the mind. These unfortunate juvenile criminals were born with none, even as you and I, and they had no chance to acquire any; their experiences did not permit it. What is ‘moral sense’? It is an elaboration of the instinct to survive. The instinct to survive is human nature itself, and every aspect of our personalities derives from it. Anything that conflicts with the survival instinct acts sooner or later to eliminate the individual and thereby fails to show up in future generations. This truth is mathematically demonstrable, everywhere verifiable; it is the single eternal imperative controlling everything we do.

    “But the instinct to survive,” he had gone on, “can be cultivated into motivations more subtle and much more complex than the blind, brute urge of the individual to stay alive. Young lady, what you miscalled your ‘moral instinct’ was the instilling in you by your elders of the truth that survival can have stronger imperatives than that of your own personal survival. Survival of your family, for example. Of your children, when you have them. Of your nation, if you struggle that high up the scale. And so on up. A scientifically verifiable theory of morals must be rooted in the individual’s instinct to survive — and nowhere else! — and must correctly describe the hierarchy of survival, note the motivations at each level, and resolve all conflicts.

    “We have such a theory now; we can solve any moral problem, on any level. Self-interest, love of family, duty to country, responsibility toward the human race — we are even developing an exact ethic for extra-human relations. But all moral problems can be illustrated by one misquotation: ‘Greater love hath no man than a mother cat dying to defend her kittens.’ Once you understand the problem facing that cat and how she solved it, you will then be ready to examine yourself and learn how high up the moral ladder you are capable of climbing.

    “These juvenile criminals hit a low level. Born with only the instinct for survival, the highest morality they achieved was a shaky loyalty to a peer group, a street gang. But the do-gooders attempted to ‘appeal to their better natures,’ to ‘reach them,’ to ‘spark their moral sense.’ Tosh! They had no ‘better natures’; experience taught them that what they were doing was the way to survive. The puppy never got his spanking; therefore what he did with pleasure and success must be ‘moral.’

    “The basis of all morality is duty, a concept with the same relation to group that self-interest has to individual. Nobody preached duty to these kids in a way they could understand — that is, with a spanking. But the society they were in told them endlessly about their ‘rights.’

    “The results should have been predictable, since a human being has no natural rights of any nature.”

    • HELENK3 says:

      thank you for posting this

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Mr. Dubois had paused. Somebody took the bait. “Sir? How about ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of

      “Ah, yes, the ‘unalienable rights.’ Each year someone quotes that magnificent poetry. Life? What ‘right’ to life has a man who is drowning in the Pacific? The ocean will not hearken to his cries. What ‘right’ to life has a man who must die if he is to save his children? If he chooses to save his own life, does he do so as a matter of ‘right’? If two men are starving and cannibalism is the only alternative to death, which man’s right is ‘unalienable’? And is it ‘right’? As to liberty, the heroes who signed that great document pledged themselves to buy liberty with their lives. Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called ‘natural human rights’ that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.

      “The third ‘right’? — the ‘pursuit of happiness’? It is indeed unalienable but it is not a right; it is simply a universal condition which tyrants cannot take away nor patriots restore. Cast me into a dungeon, burn me at the stake, crown me king of kings, I can ‘pursue happiness’ as long as my brain lives — but neither gods nor saints, wise men nor subtle drugs, can insure that I will catch it.”

      Mr. Dubois then turned to me. “I told you that ‘juvenile delinquent’ is a contradiction in terms. ‘Delinquent’ means ‘failing in duty.’ But duty is an adult virtue — indeed a juvenile becomes an adult when, and only when, he acquires a knowledge of duty and embraces it as dearer than the self-love he was born with. There never was, there cannot be a ‘juvenile delinquent.’ But for every juvenile criminal there are always one or more adult delinquents — people of mature years who either do not know their duty, or who, knowing it, fail.”

      “And that was the soft spot which destroyed what was in many ways an admirable culture. The junior hoodlums who roamed their streets were symptoms of a greater sickness; their citizens (all of them counted as such) glorified their mythology of ‘rights’… and lost track of their duties. No nation, so constituted, can endure.”

      • 1539days says:

        There’s a lot of misconception about unalienable rights. Your life and liberty can be taken from you. The point in the Declaration of Independence is that they are not bestowed by the state, but by God. That being the case, they can only be separated from you for a finite time as they are eternal.

    • 1539days says:

      Where are the giant bugs?

  10. HELENK3 says:

    Latest numbers: 500 National Guard working on Baltimore now, gearing up for 1,000 – @iduncan

  11. angienc says:

    I said it before, I’ll say it again: LOVE HER!

  12. mothy67 says:

    Dr. Phil just said he is normally against hitting a kid in the head, but in this case he tips his hat to her.
    Hasslebeck said she may have saved his life– FOX and Friends

  13. Myiq2xu says:

    Meanwhile, in Progworld:

    • Lulu says:

      Such a shame to burn someone’s livelihood to the ground. Or their house. How about that senior citizen housing project paid for by a church? What a shame. If her television studio was burned down it would be a real shame. And her house. Especially if the police didn’t stop it or the fire department had hoses full of holes. A real fucking shame that would be.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Progs = people with a slipping hold on sanity.

    • leslie says:

      Sally Kohn is as big an idiot as Mika. Maybe they’re related.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I especially like the #BaltimoreRising hashtag. I assume by that she and they mean the ashes of Baltimore are rising in the air.

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  15. votermom says:

    if only more of the rioters had this guy’s sense of humor

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    • 49erDweet says:

      Idiot media. Sorry. Stuttered.

    • swanspirit says:

      Ta Nehisi Coates and John Cole ( he posted what Coates published as a good Vile Prog who is sitting up in the mountains of WVA far away from the problems of the peons in the cities) can kiss my ass, sitting up in their ivory towers, and continuing to equate non violence wit some kind of submission, and inciting more violence. Bastages, both of them.

  18. DeniseVB says:

    Haven’t seen this in the US media yet, a shopkeeper being beat up ? (gotta be careful on the tubes today, some are posting photos and videos from “other” riots)

  19. HELENK3 says:

    there is really something mentally wrong with tweety tingles

  20. DeniseVB says:

    Local and state police on the scene now as well as National Guard. I hope the Mayor isn’t coordinating them …. or Lynch ?

    • Lulu says:

      I imagine the governor is if it is state resources. He said the mayor would not return his calls until last night. How does she think she can get away with that?

    • swanspirit says:

      The Gov has moved his office into Baltimore. The whole thing, and is “coordinating” with the Mayor. IOW he took over lol

  21. HELENK3 says:

    stolen from Dave at No Quarter

    This is what the riots in Baltimore are about. Real fine citizen.

    Subject: Freddie


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  23. HELENK3 says:

    National Aquarium in Baltimore says it will be closed Tuesday, cancels events, at request of city officials – @NatlAquarium

  24. cynic says:

    Meanwhile, via the BBC, a few minutes ago:
    The Iranian navy has seized a US cargo ship and escorted it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, media reports say.

  25. HELENK3 says:

    as for backtrack, the black community should understand by now he is their worst enemy.
    by encouraging bad behavior, he will get kids killed. but ignoring the poverty and problems and his failure to promote job creation and good education he is hurting them. to him they are useful tools not people who with the right motivation could have good lives

  26. HELENK3 says:

    just a short break

  27. HELENK3 says:

    cops to reporters “ask the Mayor”

    if she has a job after this, there is something really wrong in Baltimore and it is not the cops

  28. HELENK3 says:

    just turned on my TV for the first time today. Had to turn it off asap or I would have thrown something at it.
    backtrack was on spewing his garbage and still blaming everybody but the rioters

    • DeniseVB says:

      I watched it not believing he actually hijacked his own presser with the Japanese PM to wag his finger at bad cops. He should have waited for the details of the investigation before spewing blame and just condemned the rioters, period. He also said these people don’t have nice things and are frustrated. Well that CVS and senior center they torched looked like nice things.

  29. swanspirit says:

    This is how most of Baltimore feels , Ray Lewis says it very well.:

    • SHV says:

      Ray Lewis:”Violence is never the answer”

      “Following a Super Bowl XXXIV party in Atlanta on January 31, 2000, a fight broke out between Lewis and his companions and another group of people, resulting in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar.” …”The white suit Lewis was wearing the night of the killings has never been found..” Baker’s blood was found inside of Lewis’s limousine.”

      • swanspirit says:

        That doesn’t invalidate what he said. He was never convicted of anything, and perhaps he learned from experience. The sentiments he expresses in that video are shared by many Baltimore residents, and former residents. Like me.

        • 1539days says:

          Cosby talked about how black people should have respect for themselves and in short order, 30 years of bad deeds all came to light.

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  32. foxyladi14 says:

    Very sad, And exactly what Bronco and bunch want.
    I wounder how many ,more Cities will burn this Summer. 😡

  33. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s something refreshing 😉

  34. elliesmom says:

    Eating lunch in a sports bar, I saw the Orioles game for tonight is cancelled. Tomorrow’s game against the White Sox will be played in the afternoon with no fans allowed in the park. Didn’t say whether it would be televised or not. Two makeup games against the White Sox will be played in Chicago instead in late May. Orioles will still be the “home team”. So that’s got to hurt the owner’s pocketbooks and the businesses around the park more than a little bit.

    • leslie says:

      I think Sharpton was pushing the idea of a Nationalized Police Force on Morning Joe this morning. Anything having to do with that charlatan is obscene. So I sorta listened with half an ear when he spoke. But when he is talking about a “level playing field” and equality of police tactics throughout the country, he is talking about nat’l police.
      Since when does Podunk, IA face the same kind of crime and the same level of insane malicious behavior as, oh, say… Baltimore? Only when Sharpton is involved in Podunk.

      Maybe that’s where Malik Shabazz and friends come into play… I guess he/they can get tickets to Anywhere, USA anytime he wants…..

  35. Myiq2xu says:

    New thread up!

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