Strange Brew

Just embarrassing.

That’s the best way to describe President Obama’s “Beer Summit”, scheduled today at the White House picnic table between Obama, Professor Gates, and Sgt. Crowley.

It is just a nauseating display of how low Obama will go to cover and deflect what has become an exercise in poor judgment, when he belched up his un-informed opinion that the Cambridge PD had “acted stupidly” in its actions toward Mr. Gates.

Maybe Eric Holder was right when he said we are a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race.

Are perceptive citizens not supposed to act on suspicious activity out of concern they may be branded “racist” due to their rightful cautions?

This pathetic photo op is nothing more than a temporary way to deflect attention away from Obama and the internal strife occurring within the Democratic congressional ranks concerning his monstrous Health Scare reform.

With his job approval ratings slipping a bit this past month and approval of government run health care falling below 40%, interjecting a sideshow of racial politics reeks of premature desperation.

If he really wanted to make a profound, meaningful statement concerning the “Gates-gate” debacle, he would have invited Lucia Whalen to the White House, the woman who had guts enough to call 911 about a possible break-in occurring at the Gates home.

From USA Today:

Lucia Whalen spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about her role in the incident that ignited a national furor over race relations and racial profiling. In a halting and nervous voice, she said she was hurt by the vitriol aimed at her on the phone and Internet. “I was called a racist and was a target of scorn and ridicule because of things I never said,” she said at a news conference in Cambridge, Mass. Her husband, Paul, and her attorney, Wendy Murphy, stood at her side.

Whalen, 40, a Harvard employee who works near Gates’ home, said she’d make the call again if she had to.

Murphy said Gates, Crowley and Obama overreacted. Whalen, she said, was the only one who did the right thing. “The three highly trained guys who reacted badly are getting together for a beer,” Murphy said. “The one person whose actions have been exemplary will be at work tomorrow in Cambridge. I don’t know, maybe it’s a guy thing. She doesn’t like beer anyway.

The company isn’t too desirable, either.

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  • BS BUSTER

    this site has attracted many right-wing racist looonatics who can’t think straight as usual.

    The ONLY ISSUE invoved here is this:

    DO THE COPS HAVE A RIGHT TO ARREST A-N-Y-O-N-E (including you right-wingers) IN THEIR OWN HOUSE, FOR ALLEGEDLY ”THROWING A TRANTUM” ???????????

    The Answer is a BIG NO !!!

    Who is guilty ? > Off Crawley

    Case Closed.

  • BS BUSTER

    The ONLY ISSUE invoved here is this:

    DO THE COPS HAVE A RIGHT TO ARREST A-N-Y-O-N-E

    (including you right-wingers) IN THEIR OWN

    HOUSE, FOR ALLEGEDLY ”THROWING A

    TRANTUM” ???????????

    The Answer is a BIG NO !!!

    Who is guilty ? > Off Crawley

    Case Closed.

  • J.R.

    BS Buster:

    I guess you just glossed over the racial profiling tirade that erupted when Crowley asked the arrogant Gates for ID.

    Go away, let the grown-ups talk.

  • Bsssszt! Nice try at changing the subject, Buster, but you fall short; our Canadian contestant hyperbolist did a much better job of mischaracterizing the facts of the case, please see Kevin on your way out for some lovely parting gifts.

  • hyperbolist

    OregonMuse, if I was yelling at someone–a cop, or a non-cop–on my front porch, and got arrested, I would make hay out of it to the fullest extent possible. “This wouldn’t have happened if this private citizen had shut his mouth and obeyed the police officer” is not what someone who values liberty and freedom of expression should be saying!

    Trajan: Michelle in de kitchen
    boilin’ up de greens from de garden, and
    suckin’ on an ice-crusted Ol’ English 800.

    Can we all agree that this is a horribly racist thing to say, without any bullshit qualification/equivocation? Like, “Trajan, you’re a piece of shit, end of story”? I would like to see one conservative commenter make a statement to that effect; otherwise, the silence is somewhat telling.

  • Les Nessman

    Gates bellowed, “This is what happens to black men in America!”

    Can we all agree that this is a horribly racist thing to say, without any bullshit qualification/equivocation? Like, “Gates, you’re a piece of shit, end of story”? I would like to see Hyper make a statement to that effect; otherwise, the silence is somewhat telling.

  • Les Nessman

    And yes, if the ‘Olde English 800’ comment was not a joke, then it was a terribly racist thing to say.
    If it was a joke, and I think it was; then it is not my cup of tea.

  • OregonMuse, if I was yelling at someone–a cop, or a non-cop–on my front porch, and got arrested, I would make hay out of it to the fullest extent possible.

    Again, you’re misrepresenting the facts of the case. What you described is not what happened. And apparently you have no clue whatsoever about that whole “disturbing the peace” concept I mentioned earlier.

    Can we all agree that this is a horribly racist thing to say, without any bullshit qualification/equivocation? Like, “Trajan, you’re a piece of shit, end of story”?

    I missed this comment the first time around, so I went back for it. Jeepers, the whole thing is a pile of nonsense that rivals the worst of bryanD’s tinfoil hat ravings. At this point, I have to ask, how did you know he didn’t do this just to yank the chain of sanctimonious lefties like you?

    Nice diversion, though.

  • hyperbolist

    Right. He was charged with disturbing the peace; disturbing the peace constitutes creating a certain type of situation; ergo, he must have been creating that type of situation.

    bryanD is actually really funny and clearly brings something unique to comment threads here. This Trajan guy is a racist reactionary and he should go hang out with Scrapiron and jhow66 in whatever Freeper cesspool they currently call home.

  • In his post #2, DaveD tells us of his “great deal of respect” for “law enforcement” (sic) — but that he just feels Police Sergeant Crowley “over-reacted in whatever DaveD fantsizes “this particular situation” as having been. And DaveD just cannot see how a homeowner, no matter how obnoxious he might be, can (sic) be arrested in his own home where he did not commit a crime.

    And he’s right. And so the criminal in this instance, whose day job involves his doubling as a paid race-baiter and street agitator (and is thus 1600 Pennsylvania’s Stalinist Saul Alinskyist sail-eared simpleton’s soul sister) was arrested in the street.

    Where he committed not one but a whole slew of bloody crimes!

    (Although none as serious as that which sees the likes of he and the sail-eared simpleton and his every-bit-as-abjectly corrupt and also disbarred-for-cause law-school “graduate” spouse live High On The [Lefties’ tit of the public trough] Hog!)

    Brian Richard Allen
    Los Angeles – Califarniecated 90028
    And the Far Abroad

  • Les Nessman

    So I guess the silence is somewhat telling.

  • Right. He was charged with disturbing the peace; disturbing the peace constitutes creating a certain type of situation; ergo, he must have been creating that type of situation.

    Yelling and screaming at the top of your lungs, and then following the cop out to his car while yelling and screaming does seem to qualify as disturbing the peace. I don’t know why this is such a difficult concept to grasp.

    bryanD is actually really funny and clearly brings something unique to comment threads here. This Trajan guy is a racist reactionary and he should go hang out with Scrapiron and jhow66 in whatever Freeper cesspool they currently call home.

    bryanD is a tinfoil-hat wearing loon, but, if tinfoil-hat wearing loons are your cup of tea, then that doesn’t say much for your tastes. And you have no clue whether trajan is a “racist reactionary” or just loves to yank the chains of sanctimonious lefties.

    I do know, though, that lefties don’t really give a shit about racism except insofar as they can use it is a weapon against their political enemies, so as far as I’m concerned, all of your outrage over trajan’s comment is patently phony.

  • Right. He was charged with disturbing the peace; disturbing the peace constitutes creating a certain type of situation; ergo, he must have been creating that type of situation.

    Hell’s bells, hyper, you don’t have to take my word for it, you can read the actual police report written by officers of 3 different ethnicities about what actually happened outside the race-baiting douchebag professor’s house.