Posted on August 17, 2010 by btx3
The Bushit made a joke out of the US Civil Rights Comission.
The Obama Administration is too chickenshit to flush that toilet.
Conservative Civil Rights Commission Asks Congress For Permission to Sue DOJ
During a heated hearing on Friday, the conservative majority of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved a motion asking Congress to give it permission to sue the Justice Department if the department does not cooperate with USCCR subpoenas, including those in its probe of the handling of a civil case against members of the New Black Panther Party.
The recommendation to Congress, which at least one commissioner said is unlikely to pass the legislative body, was authored by GOP-appointed but politically independent Commissioner Todd Gaziano of the conservative Heritage Foundation. It claims that DOJ “has an inherent conflict of interest when it would prefer not to cooperate fully with the Commission’s investigations of DOJ actions.”
Under the Commission’s proposal, Congress would amend the body’s statute so that it can request the Attorney General appoint a special prosecutor or allow the Commission to hire its own counsel to represent it in court when there is a conflict of interest, including in the New Black Panther Party case.
Democratically-appointed Commissioners Michael Yaki and Arlan Melendez as well as GOP appointee Abigail Thernstrom voted against the measure. Thernstrom has been critical of her colleague’s focus on the New Black Panther Party matter.
Yaki, a former senior adviser to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told TPMMuckraker his conservative colleagues’ pursuit of the matter amounted to a “partisan witch-hunt and fishing expedition.” Continue reading
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Posted on July 27, 2010 by btx3
Folks who frequent my blog are aware of the the black conservative “Rent-a-Tom” business. People and outfits like frequent Hannity guest Jesse Lee Peterson, who’s organization BOND is wholly funded by by Hannity – and Project 21 which is owned by a white conservative organization and serves to supply blackface to conservative events for speaker fees. Ergo – supposedly “black” organizations which are wholly owned and run by white conservatives which supply “black conservatives” to reliably stay on message, and Tom.
Came across a rather interesting number today –
Fox News’ obsession with the phony scandal surrounding the Justice Department’s treatment of the New Black Panther Party follows more than 50 appearances by members of the New Black Panther Party on Fox News shows dating to 1998.
Faux News has mentioned the NBPP in no less than 68 occasions in the last 7 days. Indeed, it appears that NBPP Leader Shabazz hasn’t done an interview on another MSM outlet (other than Russia TV, which isn’t exactly a US based MSM).
Now, I’m just guessing here, but Speaker fees for “commentators” to go on “News” shows can run from $5,000 to $100,000. Now I seriously doubt Faux is paying Mr. Shabazz at the high end – but even at $5,000 a visit…
Faux News has funded the NBPP something between $250,000 and $5,000,000 – just in speaker fees. Like BOND, we don’t know what else has been passed over to the NBPP under the table.
What that means, is that possibly 90% of the funding for the NBPP has come from…
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