There was an interesting interview recently with Chicago’s Ex-Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson who explained why he was immediately suspicious of the account of actor Jussie Smollett. The first thing that Johnson noticed was that Smollett went through an alleged vicious attack where bleach was thrown on him but still held on to his Subway sandwich. Johnson said that victims usually drop everything in such an attack. Of course, Smollett could note that real professionals like Peter Clemenza always remember to “leave the gun, take the cannoli.”
Johnson told NewsNationNow’s “Morning in America” that Smollett left his home around 2 a.m. which is a bit odd to go and buy the sandwich.
“OK, that’s fine. He comes back and gets attacked in a hate crime, supposed hate crime, and during all this scuffle – they poured bleach on him and all of this – when he got up and went into his apartment building he still had that Subway sandwich with him. That doesn’t happen.”
He added real victims do not do that. They usually drop what they have “because they’re afraid.” Not to mention when the victim claims to have been doused in an unknown chemical: “This guy had the sandwich in his hand, never been touched. So that was a real tip and a clue to us that something was amiss.”
Johnson also added an interesting second point that he still had the noose around his neck when police arrived: “I don’t think there are many Black people in America that would have a noose around their neck, and wouldn’t immediately take it off.”
Of course, a good Subway sandwich may be like a good cannoli, it is a shame to waste:
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OT: CNN Producer Arrested, Accused Of Raping Children As Young As 9 — Zerohedge
A senior producer at CNN has been arrested and charged with enticing minors as young as 9-years-old to engage in unlawful sexual activity.
Between April and July of 2020, John Griffin – who worked on the CNN show New Day, allegedly used online messaging applications to communicate with the purported parents of minor daughters, according to a Vermont grand jury indictment.
The 44-year-old CNN producer from Stamford CT, who worked ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Chris Cuomo according to the Daily Mail, ‘used Google Hangouts and Kik to convince the mothers that a “woman is a woman regardless of her age,” and that “women should be sexually subservient and inferior to men,” according to a Friday indictment.
Paraphrasing Ben Marcus, If you can’t trust CNN, who can you trust?
Do you ever wonder if the Left is founded on perversion and deviancy? I don’t.
“Do you ever wonder if . . .”
I was wondering close to the same thing. Given LGB . . .XYZ, trans this and that, queer this and that — is there any perversion that the Left does not embrace?
“Did Jussie Smollett Take the Cannoli?”
– Professor Turley
Hopefully, Jussie Smollett will “take” three years breaking rocks without the possibility of reducing the sentence for good behavior or any other reason.
Jussie Smollett’s was a formidable crime with national repercussions; presumptive victimhood, undeserved sympathy and knee-jerk, unmerited favor must become a thing of the past.
Absolute and inescapable EQUALITY OF RESPONSIBILITY must be a thing of the future.
After Tawana Brawley, Mike Nifong/Duke Lacrosse, O.J. Simpson, Bill Cosby, Antifa, Black Lies Matter et al., an example must be made.
OK, so Turley is upset about some unqualified actor that lied to gain publicity for his own personal gain, right? But Turley and his Trump base see nothing wrong about a disgraced twice impeached president that lies daily for his own personal gain, right? They both need to see jail time for their lies and the costs to the public.
Wow. This comment is the winner or the best “straw man” argument of the year.
You don’t see a difference between puffery and a false criminal complaint?
“president that lies daily” I thought you liked Joe
What do you call a twice impeached but found not guilty in the Senate President? Mr. President is the right answer
I think that’s what the progressive communist rioters call “whataboutism.” LOL
I have witnessed anti-Asian bigotry on the job by blacks.
America enjoys the amusing distraction of Jussie Smollett.
Meanwhile, the communists (liberals, progressives, socialist, democrats, RINOs) engage in their ongoing election corruption and vote tampering by failing to secure the border and allowing 2 million illegal alien democrat voters to enter the country, having begun their vote tampering and election corruption campaign in 1863 by failing to compassionately repatriate and deport 4 million illegal alien Africans whom immigration law denied citizenship.
“Crazy Abe” Lincoln ravaged and bloodied America, egregiously and violently deprecating and flouting Statutory Law, the U.S. Code and the Constitution as a rogue, tyrannical despot and dictator.
And yet, “Patriot Pence” was ethically and morally bound to support the democrats stealing the 2020 election, direct blatant violations of state and federal election laws, unconstitutional vote-by-mail, illegal immigration of democrat voters, and further injury to and destruction of the Constitution and America.
“Patriot Pence” should be awarded the Medal of Horror!
One presumes, at some point, the American “sleeping giant” will awaken and do just that, while taking profound and decisive corrective action.
Most professionals who work with people a long time, especially in law enforcement have a sixth sense (good old fashioned experience) when something does not smell right. I have not followed this case closely but from what I have seen and read, the case is bizarre.
My oldest son works with a large contractor building a huge operation for a well-recognized national company. There were numerous “racial events” that had occurred on the job site. Each time, the job site closed down for investigation, over a thousand workers were sent home. Finally, the company told the contractor that each closing the site would cost in excess of 100,000 per day in fines. They hired private investigators, set up cameras, and waited. They caught the person. Just to be certain, they allowed the individual who committed the false racial crimes to do it a couple of times more (but this time did not shut down the construction project) so that they had sufficient evidence that they were 100% sure.
It turned out that the individual who was faking the crime scenes was from the exact ethnic group that was supposedly being targeted. They arrested him and banned him permanently from working in the industry. He was escorted from the site in cuffs. I am sure that criminal charges followed. He managed to shut down a massive construction project at the cost of millions of dollars of damage, loss of wages for working construction workers, all for a hoax.
Fanning the flames of this B.S. is why the traditional and cable news media are circling the drain. I have noticed numerous reputable journalists are ditching traditional avenues and setting up their own operations, podcasts, newsletters, websites.
“There’s a sucker born every minute.”
– P.T. Barnum
Americans must stop being suckers and stop appeasing the constantly caterwauling dependents and parasites.
Federal “benefits,” “entitlements” and “job actions” are eminently unconstitutional.
Business owners create wealth.
Workers are priced commodities.
Workers said they wanted a job; what they really wanted was “free stuff” from the unconstitutionally striking communist union.
The slaves said they wanted freedom; what they really wanted was “free stuff” and alms for the poor by the truck load.
The Founders gave Americans the one and only thing they could: Freedom.
The American thesis is Freedom and Self-Reliance.
Wokism…It has gotten so bad that even Putin is playing the race card:
People who play the race card indiscriminately have nothing to lose by playing it, so why not?
Who walks around at 2am in the freezing cold with a gallon of bleach to pour on someone? That was the stupidest part of Smollett’s Hoax!
The “stupidest part” is actual Americans giving audience to and entertaining this self-serving prevarication and propaganda in the first place. This general aberrant altruism and philanthropy, including using other people’s money, has persisted since before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s implementation of communism in America. Matriculation affirmative action, grade-inflation affirmative action, employment affirmative action, quotas, welfare, food stamps, minimum wage, rent control, social services, forced busing, public housing, utility subsidies, WIC, SNAP, TANF, HAMP, HARP, TARP, HHS, HUD, Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Labor, Energy, Obamacare, Social Security, Social Security Disability, Social Security Supplemental Income, Medicare, Medicaid, “Fair Housing” laws, “Non-Discrimination” laws, etc., all constitute communist redistribution of wealth and social engineering, and illegitimate and unmerited favor, charity and coddling.
“That was the stupidest part . . .”
That’s a tough call. I’d vote for the: They put a noose around my neck. See, I left it on so you could see it for yourself.
God gives you the right to life, then he himself violates that right…the right that he himself gave you.
Who was the father of Jesus?
What is the last name of Jesus? Pick any of the wandering Jews in the Middle East who called themselves Jesus.
Bonus: What is the origin of God?
For your edification:
Abortion aborts the post-24-hour-fertilization-zygote, embryo, fetus and infant, aka man.
Abortion kills a man.
Killing a man is homicide.
Homicide is a crime.
homo – man
cidium – act of killing
“the killing of another person,” early 13c., from Old French homicide, from Latin homicidium “manslaughter,” from homo “man” (see homunculus) + -cidium “act of killing,” from caedere “to kill, to cut down” (from PIE root *kae-id- “to strike”).
More red meat for the disciples, Turley. I fail to understand why the pro-Trump Hate Network is so obsessed with Jussie Smollett, other than as means to deflect valid racist abuses that actually do happen. Meanwhile, Turley ignores the Power Point plan Mark Meadows turned over to the January 6th Commission that plotted to steal Joe Biden’s victory and defeat the will of the American people by trying to throw out all votes cast electronically by claiming that the Chinese somehow manipulated them–ALL WITH ABSOLUTELY NO EVIDENCE and DESPITE ALL PROOF TO THE CONTRARY! THAT’s a major story. That should scare the pants off of all of us. That’s how far the fat narcissist was willing to go keep the power he stole by cheating in the first place.
My only continual question to those ever griping about America is why they cannot find the exit door and leave for better pastures? If they are so filled with hate for this nation, why stay?
Dear Natacha: I fail to understand why you (and Jeffsilberman, Ben Marcus, Fishwings, Svelaz, et al.) try so hard to turn the good professor’s open site to an Anti-Trump Hate Network. Just let it go, OK? This blog is not about Trump, it is about Smollett.
NUTCHACHA is an hyperactive, hysterical and incoherent, perpetually caterwauling, dependent parasite who is “owed” reparations, “entitlements,” “benefits” and “respect” – and don’t you forget it!
Fishwings is an irrational and incoherent, loyal and dutiful communist, dedicated to the party for dedication’s sake.
Ben Marcus is a hyperactive, hyperbolic, communist troll deployed by DNC Deep Deep State headquarters to incessantly, if bizarrely and inanely, oppose and disparage conservatives, republicans and the Constitution in order to defend and shore up communist (liberal, progressive, socialist, democrat, RINO) positions on the Turley Blog and elsewhere prior to the 2022 elections – pity him as he has been assigned an extremely difficult “Mission Impossible.”
George — Thanks for that breakdown. It’s clear that these people are simply trolls — not a single one of them ever makes a cogent argument. Instead, they’re all bluster and BS. One easily learns to scroll past them and get to the more intelligent comments. Life is too short and there’s a lot to read out there.
The post is about the items Turley considers newsworthy–commenting about a small-potatoes actor (or whateve Smollett was) lying for attention, versus a lying narcissist who cheated to get into office, who was impeached twice, who incited a riot by lying to his disciples about his “landslide victory” being stolen, and who still won’t stop lying. His incompetence and intentional downplaying of the seriousness of the pandemic is responsible for 130,000 American deaths. The big story today is the Power Point presentation of the plot to prevent the American people from having their choice for president–proof that it was a plot involving multiple people who devised a plan to lie about the Chinese manipulating votes, to get a slate of pro-Trump electors to replace the honest ones in swing states. All for the ego of someone who lives for attention, power and adulation. You say it is “hate” and “anti-Trump” to be concerned about someone who would collude with Russians to cheat his way into office, and who tried to leverage American aid to Ukraine in exchange for fake dirt on his opponent, who tried to get Secretaries of State to take away valid votes for his opponent and award them to him, and who fomented a plot to try to prevent the peaceful transfer of power? I say there’s something seriously wrong with those of you who worship this lying dirt bag. You aren’t American patriots.
“The post is about the items Turley considers newsworthy–“
I don’t engage trolls. Unless the stupid is just too funny.
Turley is not news. This is his private writings he just happens to make public.
Like I said. Sometimes the stupid is so epic it warrants a response
I’m sorry, but I have to say this again. I’ve got Donald Trump in my head and I can’t get him out. Can anyone help me?
This is how the weak human mind works Natacha The facts are in, there is no more argument. But, the losing opinion is so hurt by the facts and outcome that the weak minded must find another subject that gives the loser a bit of hope they may be right. The subject does not matter, the only important thing to the loser is the self-righteous viewpoint in order to salvage the lost credibility lost.
Yes, Phil, “the facts are in”: The “facts” are those certified by the various Secretaries of State who confirmed Joe Biden’s victory. So, why won’t you accept these facts? 26 of the Secretaries of State are Republicans. Why won’t you believe them? Why don’t you believe the multiple recounts and “forensic” audits that prove there was no widespread voter fraud? Why won’t you believe Bill Barr and Chris Krebs, both Trump appointees, who confrmed that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud and that 2020 was the most-secure election in US history? You accuse me of having a “weak human mind”? You believe a chronic, habitual liar, a fat slob who calls himself a “perfect human specimen”, a racist, misogynist who brags about grabbing womens’ privates, a xenophobe and someone who turned around a succesful economy into the worst recession since the Great Depression. You speak of “credibility”? Where’s the proof of the “landslide victory”? How could your hero obtain a landslide victory when he never got even a 50% approval rating in 4 years’ time and when every single poll, including those from the Hate Network, said he would lose? Why do you keep believing the lies?
We’re not obsessed. You were obsessed, Kamala was obsessed, biden was obsessed, the list of democrat nitwirts so obsessed is nearly limitless.
We are simply laughing in your stupid freaking, egg-covered, lying asses faces.
Suck it, Natacha and the rest of the leftist losers out there.
I suppose if you believe that government can solve your problems, you’re susceptible to believe just about anything.
You haven’t and cannot answer the reasonable questions I asked about how and why you have ignored all of the evidence that Trump lost in 2020. You believe because you are gullible and Trump appeals to your fears about educated women and blacks ascending to positions of power and displacing you as a non college educated white person. So, you go on the attack. Want to know why your favorite non-news network is called the Hate Network? Because that’s what it mainly does: spew hate and venom, especially against Democrats, women in Congress, especially women of color (Omar, AOC, Jayapal, Waters, as examples) constantly claiming all sorts of lies about “The Left”–that we have “open borders” (not true), that Democrats will allow illegals to vote (not true), that Hunter Biden is in league with the Chinese who manipulated the presidential vote in 2020 (not true), that “mainstream media” lie to you, so don’t believe them, believe us–the list goes on and on. You Trumpsters and Hate Network fans are the ones who are morons.
Glad you asked, happy to explain and help you understand. The Smollet claims were used by prominent people on the left to attack and smear their political opposition in a despicable way, evidenced by your easy use of “Pro Trump Hate Network” to describe your own political opposition. People who are being accused unfairly often want to fight back and almost always feel vindication when the accuser is proved wrong. Because, see, you don’t know me at all. I don’t advocate for hate crimes against minorities or anyone, yet you’ve intentionally insulted me and tried to blame me personally for an act of hate that didn’t actually happen. Aside from the fact that your own words show you to be unthinkingly rabid and vile, you want the story to now be “Republicans pounce” so you don’t have to own your own despicable behavior. We see you. Take the L
Nice deflection. Maybe he’ll do that next week. Would that make you happy?
You seem triggered, poor looter!
The irony lay in his outright support of BLM – except the lives of two Nigerian guys he hung around with, was just beyond me. He made it OK though by not calling them “white” but told one of the cops the two Nigerians were “pale.”
OT: To the best of my knowledge, this is true and too funny not to post.
Farewell letter of Bob Dole read by his daughter at his funeral :
“As I make the final walk on my life’s journey, I do so without fear. Because I know that I will, again, not be walking alone,”
“I know that God will be walking with me. I also confess that I’m a bit curious to learn and find if I am correct in thinking that heaven will look a lot like Kansas and to see, like others who have gone before me, if I will still be able to vote in Chicago,”
[A reference to the memes of dead people voting in Chicago.]
OT: HYPOCRISY ON THE LEFT:
A Democratic New York City councilwoman argued against a proposal to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections citing fears that non-citizen immigrants might vote Republican.
“We saw in the presidential election that many other ethnic groups voted Republican, jeopardizing the entire future of this country by voting Republican,” said Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo during a council meeting Thursday. “No offense to my Republican brothers and sisters.”
Could you please provide a source for this…
Spanky, the article was written by Mary Duggan and published at less well-known sites but included the Daily Caller.
NYC is substantially to the left, as is the NYT and most of the media. Most MSM will not write stories like this though this type of news represents large segments of the country. Small sites will report such information, but they are never widely read, and even if the information is important, the left first evaluates its significance to their political aims. That includes the MSM, so they will frequently exclude stories of this nature. That is one of the reasons the leftists on our blog are so ignorant. They are force-fed leftist propaganda. Those on the other side have to search out the news, and the search engines are not that helpful.
I got this first from a newsletter that I was automatically signed up to, providing headlines from the American Wire. This is the address of the same article I posted. The second article having to do with Dole’s sense of humor came from this site as well.
If you go to the newsletter link at the above address, you can sign up for a newsletter that I think uses Bo Snerdley’s (Limbaugh) email list.
A lot of the news I get comes from consolidators, making it easier to scan a broader range of happenings.
I’m sure that Smollett has taken the cannoli many times
Going out at 2 am in 16 degree weather for a Subway sandwich? Who does that? And he got paid $100,000 per episode on his t.v. show, but couldn’t afford to pay Door Dash a few bucks to deliver the sandwich? It never made any sense from the start.
“. . . to pay Door Dash . . .”
I don’t think Door Dash delivers “beatings” on cue.
BINGO!!!! I don’t know how many times I have seen the same comment almost Word for Word over on YouTube on any video pertaining to this vile evil completely dg si idal. There are so many things wrong and bad about what he did. Our nation as you will know, was in the grips of far left Russia-Gate, scamming-conning Jive-As-Lies!!!
And being constantly pushed 24 seven by the likes of the 5 networks that make up what I call the NNC. NETWORK NEWS CABAL. ABC CBS NBC CNN MSDNC. And what a constant, consistent, lie after lie after lie. It just didn’t stop!! back then. But one of the worst things about what he did, is he not only indicted AMERICA, he indicted the entire WHITE—RACE!!
Oh, and it was absolutely amazing at the amount of-people that actually fell for all this. All the money that he made and he couldn’t afford delivery service? Time after time after time I read about this. Like I said, I read so many comments on different videos pertaining to the con-job job of the year, and I did just now, paraphrased It in a very short manner. You did a much better job at it. BY—FAR. BRAVO 🙌 BRAVO 👏 BRAVO 🙌
Just put him in general population. Maybe that way he’ll get the point that he committed a criminal offense.
Run, Jussie, run!!
But seriously, I hope he gets 18 months in minimum security. As much as he is a disgusting, little narcissist, I don’t want him tortured in a prison shower by his fellow Democrats.
Maybe it should be 18 months of house arrest. When permitted to go outside, he should be forced to wear a prominent sign saying he staged a hate crime. At the same time, he should publicize why staging such a crime hurts everyone else.
He’s an actor. Let him use his talents to do good.
A capital idea, Allan 🙂
Everyone that used their public notariety to push the hoax should be required to put a disclaimer in front of anything they do, apologizing for deceiving their followers, for as long as the sentence is for Smollett.
For once OLLY, I agree, Trump should have a sign standing in front of him for the rest of his life of being a proven liar and should apologize daily for deceiving his followers for the “big lie”.
That would be victim shaming for the biggest lie: the Russian Collusion Hoax.
Did you even read the Mueller report? https://www.acslaw.org/projects/the-presidential-investigation-education-project/other-resources/key-findings-of-the-mueller-report/
Yup. Gullible rubes stopped there. I didn’t.
Thanks for your pathetic obsession, poor communist! LOL
Spoken like a true disciple: don’t believe the Mueller Report (even though it is based on solid, court-admissible evidence), and those who do believe the Report are communists who are to be pitied. THAT’S what the fat narcissist and the Hate Network have done to this country.
Olly — CNN and MSNBC will have to have disclaimers running 24/7. The lefty trolls who are complaining about “rightwing hoaxes” apparently haven’t heard of Russiagate — which lasted four years and obstructed the work of government far more insidiously than that 3-hour selfie-fest at the Capitol on Jan. 6. And then there are the numerous attempts by the left to disrupt government and threaten Congress and the Supreme Court justices: Kavanaugh hearings, the abortion issue, etc. But the left has blinders on when it comes to their own sabotage of, and crimes against government.
And what about the DA that let him get away with it?
I am an attorney-litigator. It is my OPINION that Kim Foxx wanted to clear the chalkboard of this matter as soon as possible, to prevent further unravelling of Smollett’s story in front of everyone. It backfired.
Lin — considering that Kim Foxx is one of the uber-liberal prosecutors bought and paid for by George Soros, it’s more plausible that she had other motives. Smollett’s case undermines much of the leftist narrative about race and “systemic racism,” and hence not something someone like Foxx would want to draw attention to. But Foxx doesn’t even like to prosecute black gang crime, hence the war between Foxx and Lightfoot.
When it comes to Smollett, this hits the nail on the head.
Don’t feed him 9n prison. Keep him in solo confinement. Tape record him at all times.
Change his name to protect the innocents.
Just proves that Lefties are both dumb and greedy.
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