Protesters storm Milo Yiannopoulos event at UC Berkeley
– SF Gate
“An hour before Milo Yiannopoulos was set to deliver a speech inside a UC Berkeley campus building, hundreds of protesters began throwing fireworks and pulling down the barricades police set up to keep people from rushing into the building.
“The Berkeley Police Department said people were throwing bricks, smoking objects, and fireworks at police officers. Protesters took down a light pole and the building where the event was to be held had windows broken.
It was unclear whether the event would be held as scheduled. It was to start at 7 p.m. and Yiannopoulos was already in the building.
Protesters argued that hate speech isn’t free speech, countering the university’s explanation — free speech — on why it allowed the event to go on as scheduled.”
…..Continue reading more @ SF Gate
– One has to absolutely ask, where is the Chancellor of the University? Where is the Governor? As usual, MIA.
Is California now become a lawless state? /CJ
– More coverage here @ http://fox6now.com/Milwaukee
UC Berkeley Placed on Lockdown Amid Protests Over Controversial Speaker Milo Yiannopoulos
– KTLA Los Angeles
“Violent protests erupted at UC Berkeley on Wednesday night hours before right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak.
Black-clad protestors could be seen throwing fireworks at police and at the student union center on the Berkeley campus where the Breitbart editor’s event was to be held. They were also seen tearing down metal barriers, smashing windows of the student center and setting a fire outside the building.
The university estimated that more than 1,500 protesters were gathered outside the student center. At least one person was injured, according to the university, although it was not immediately clear whether the individual was a protester, staff member or a bystander.
Administrators decided to cancel the event about two hours before Yiannopoulos’ speech. UC Berkeley said it removed him from campus “amid the violence and destruction of property and out of concern for public safety.”
The school reported broken windows and other property damage.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms the violence and unlawful behavior that was on display and deeply regret that those tactics will now overshadow the efforts to engage in legitimate and lawful protest against the performer’s presence and perspectives,” UC Berkeley said in a statement.
“While Yiannopoulos’ views, tactics and rhetoric are profoundly contrary to our own, we are bound by the Constitution, the law, our values and the campus’s Principles of Community to enable free expression across the full spectrum of opinion and perspective,” it added.
Yiannopoulos later posted on his verified Facebook account that he had been evacuated after “violent left-wing protestors tore down barricades, lit fires, threw rocks and Roman candles at the windows and breached the ground floor of the building.”
….Continue reading with video @ KTLA
About that ‘Muslim Ban…’
– PJ Media
Despite the howls of outrage on the Left — all part of the “Resistance” to the duly elected president of the United States — Donald Trump’s “Muslim ban” is proving popular with Real Americans:
A national Quinnipiac university poll released today says American voters support, 48 – 42 percent, “suspending immigration from ‘terror prone’ regions, even if it means turning away refugees from those regions.” Quinnipiac University conducted the poll between Jan. 5 and Jan. 9, weeks before President Donald Trump issued the recent executive orders, ordering “new vetting measures” to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” out of the United States.
The orders the president signed last week suspend the U.S.’s refugee program for 120 days and single out Syrian refugees as “detrimental to the interests of the United States,” ban the issuance of visas to people from Syria until the president feels the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program’s vetting process is strengthened, suspends entry for 90 days for immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen — all Muslim majority nations — and caps the number of refugees from other countries at 50,000 people in fiscal year 2017.
Gee, that’s too damn bad. But just in case you haven’t figured out yet that the Left — embodied journalistically by the New York Times — is going to protest every single thing the new president does in an effort to destablize his administration and water the post-election narrative that he is somehow an illegitimate chief executive, the crocodile-tear demonstrations against a perfectly rational and legal order ought to be your first clue that this will be a long and ugly ride.”
….Continue reading more @ PJ Media
Why Democrats are declaring war on Trump: They’re terrified
– The Hill
“In a panic over their unexpected losses in November, Senate Democrats have declared war on Donald Trump.
It’s not just Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer’s (N.Y.) pledge to filibuster the new Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, before his name was even announced, although that was indicative of a dangerous new tone that I have never witnessed in 30 years of covering Washington politics.
In just the second week of the Trump administration, Schumer announced that America was “on the cusp of a constitutional crisis.” Why? Because the president fired an Obama political appointee serving as acting attorney general after she refused to carry out a lawful order.
Forget the fact that every president has the right to appoint his own people to executive branch positions, or that the listing of these well-defined positions is known as the “Plum book.”
Democrats have entered a zone where facts don’t matter; even actions don’t matter. Whatever this president does, they will oppose. Why? Because this is war.
Listen to the words chosen yesterday by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), the ranking member of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee, in his floor speech announcing his opposition to Rex Tillerson as the secretary of State.
Cardin’s main beef with Tillerson was that he “demonstrated business orientation in his responses to questions during the confirmation hearing.”
Now, that should not come as a surprise to the good Senator, given that for his entire career, Mr. Tillerson has been a businessman — and a very successful one, at that.
American history has many examples of businessmen serving as secretaries of State or secretaries of War with great success. Think George Schultz or Henry Stimson.
But for Cardin, that was enough. In fact, that was his only direct criticism of Tillerson. He immediately pivoted to name-calling and invective.”
….Continue reading @ The Hill
MUSLIM PROTESTERS TAKE OVER DALLAS / FORT WORTH AIRPORT TERMINAL
– Conservative Outfitters
The left’s ‘war on reality’ grows bizarre … and menacing
“WASHINGTON – The scale of protests one week into a presidential administration is unlike anything in American history, but the rabid demonstrations also often appear unprecedented in their anger.
And in their disconnect from reality.
For instance, through his spokesman, former President Obama claimed his 2011 executive order was different than President Trump’s recent immigration order because “the president (Obama) fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith or religion.”
However, the text of Trump’s executive order calling for a temporary ban on immigration from seven countries does not include the word “religion.”
Or “faith.” Or “Muslim.” Or “Islam.”
In fact, the list of seven countries named in Trump’s order came from a bipartisan bill Obama himself signed into law, restricting visa waivers for people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen.
Obama’s criticism of Trump’s order simply is not accurate because he is objecting to something that demonstrably did not happen: categorizing immigrants by religion or faith.
And yet that claim is the basis for virtually all the leftist protests against the order.
In parallel with the left’s disconnect from the facts, its protests have become increasingly surreal. In some cases, menacing and threatening.
A stunning case in point was the rant delivered by a Black Lives Matter speaker at an anti-Trump rally in Seattle over the weekend.
A woman who described herself as a preschool teacher declared, “We need to start killing people.”
“First off, we need to start killing the White House,” she added. “The White House must die. The White House, your f—ing White House, your f—ing presidents, they must go! F— the White House.”
And, “F— white supremacy, f— the U.S. empire, f— your imperialist ass lives. That s— gotta go.”
While that may be an extreme example, anti-Trump protests often have become bitter, hostile and, in some cases, delusional.
Writing in Townhall, former clinical psychologist turned conservative writer Timothy Daughtry called it the “Left’s War on Reality.”
He says the tactic is “to push a false view of reality and to convince mainstream Americans that their common-sense views are somehow extreme.”
An example would be how “The belief that refugees should be carefully vetted in order to keep more terrorists from exploiting our generosity is attacked as ‘xenophobic.’”
“Donald Trump is trying to deal seriously with U.S. national security which was repeatedly attacked by Shariah motivated Islamic terrorists. That is reality.”
Another distinction she noted was how Trump doesn’t praise terrorists; he announces he will defeat them, yet, “Obama, by contrast, granted waivers for entry to the U.S. to senior members of the Muslim brotherhood, a terror organization. After the election it’s a new day, and President Obama fails to realize we’re just ‘not that into him.’”
Summing up what Democrats are calling The Resistance, columnist Byron York wrote in the Washington Examiner, “Democrats aren’t just venting. Their actions, taken together, have a number of strategic intentions.”
“The first is to distract, and do whatever damage it can, to the Trump administration as it tries to get on its feet. Second is to constrain the White House and create a sense among voters and potential Trump supporters that enacting the president’s agenda will come at an enormous cost in peace and public safety.”
…..Continue reading more @ WND.com