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You Know I'm Right | Commentary by Betty Arenson
| Friday, Jul 10, 2015

bettyarensonLast week I asked if anyone recognized the name Jennifer Rivers. I doubt that many, if any, did. This week I ask you the same question about Amber Hailey.

These women have a lot in common: (1) indescribable grief because their sons are both dead; (2) they were both innocent victims; (3) they were murdered by thugs; (4) both live in Chicago; (5) the moms and sons are all victims of that non-PC “black on black” crime; and (6) the topper is that they are excluded from that new fad movement of #BlackLivesMatter.

Just like Jennifer Rivers, Amber Hailey didn’t get the national microphone and camera because the Rev. Al Sharpton couldn’t make any big headlines with it. Likewise, President Obama was unable to get a good photo-op hugging a grieving mom because he’d have to address the real problem, which would fly in the face of “the agenda” and certainly his former employee, Chicago Mayor Rahn Emanuel.

The Chicago Tribune tracked 1,355 deaths in Emanuel’s city between Jan. 1 and July 6. The Fourth of July weekend was another death-boom for an out-of-control city that lacks leadership.

Doors were opened for the activist’s hostile unrest using Trayvon Martin’s death in Florida in February 2012. The mission-driven, destructive activities were in full-on organized mode with Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson Missouri last August.

And proceed they did.

“Black Lives Matter” was the theme, and it became a noted hashtag with its co-creator, activist Opal Tometi, who runs Black Alliance for Just Immigration.

There are several groups akin to Tomei’s: Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference (Chicago), Make The Road New York, Equal Justice USA (New York) and Gamaliel Foundation, to name some.

Michael Brown was killed Aug. 9, 2014. Officer Wilson was officially “not indicted” on Nov. 24, 2014, and the New York Times said the Department of Justice recommended “that no civil rights charges be brought against (Officer Wilson).” Massive riots ensued; for those months on a daily basis by the protesters.

I have often asked how all of them managed to travel from other states and then live and eat day after day and month after month as they did in Ferguson. The city burned; more around the country mimicked, yet no one with a public microphone asked how so many people could thrive for months without valid sources of income.

The answer is liberal billionaire George Soros.

As noted in the Washington Times: “George Soros funds Ferguson protests, hopes to spur civil action.” Soros gave $33 million in 2014 alone to such groups. The disclosure is in the tax filings of Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

Jan. 14, 2015, The Washington Times notes that all of the aforementioned groups bused activists to Ferguson to “protest.”

The only humorous side of these liberal-paid, professional protesters is learning the protesters got stiffed on their promised pay-for-services-rendered. Newsmax reported in May that “at least some of the protesters who looted, rioted, burned buildings and overturned police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, last year were promised payment of up to $5,000 per month to join the protests.”

The Washington Times reported that protesters used Twitter to demand their promised wages from Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE). They’re out of luck.

MORE, a branch of the loathsome ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), is bankrupt.

Race-baiter Al Sharpton and his kind make a living on ugly events, and it’s only worsened by a country’s president who encourages the mayhem as Obama did in November 2014 when he met with “various national activist leaders” telling them to “stay the course.”

Apparently Jennifer Rivers, Amber Hailey and a lot of others are not on that course’s map.

There are so many more – about 1,355 in Chicago in just the first six months of this year.


Betty Arenson has lived in the SCV since 1968 and describes herself as a conservative who’s concerned about progressives’ politics and their impacts on the country, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She says she is unashamed to own a gun or a Bible, couldn’t care less about the color of the president’s skin, and demands that he uphold his oath to protect and follow the Constitution of the United States in its entirety.

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  1. Dave Warburton says:

    Betty is off in uncharted territory of hyperbole and innuendo again. Never, never, never trust “Newsmax” as a source for ANYTHING. It is a right-wing hit squad calling itself a news organization and funded by the likes of the Koch brothers and such.
    Betty wastes little time and laying blame for Ferguson on Pres. Obama which is totally absurd; next she’ll blame our drought on him. ACORN? Really? That group disbanded five or six years ago!
    Thinking people need to take into account whose opinions they are hearing. Right-wing haters like Betty Aronson are simply not credible.

  2. Marty Siebe says:

    @Dave Warburton do you consider The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times, or The New York Times right-wing? Thinking people gather the facts and form their own opinions as Betty has. What thinking people do not do is dismiss someone’s opinion without regard to the facts.

  3. Betty Arenson says:

    Warburton; so insanely predictable with the shoot-from-the-hip criticisms. 1. Where is Obama blamed for Ferguson? I blame(d)him for his agenda and his acts of supporting his advisor, race-baiter-in-chief Al Sharpton, and fueling the fires. Literally. Sharpton–you know the guy that visits the White House often yet owes/hasn’t paid our government over $4 million??? 2. Who/what is your valid source for the Koch brothers funding Newsmax? A. You need to check out the people who make up the investor group; B. You need to know it was founded by Christopher Ruddy, a friend of Bill Clintons…stated by Clinton himself; 3. Newsmax blew away. CNN Politics, NBCNew.com Politics, Huffington Post Politics, Politico and Fox News. Looks like not just conservative pay attention to Newsmax. Further, if its not up and running yet, Newsmax is creating NewsmaxTV, an alternative to Fox News (and apparently others too.
    4. Its laughably telling that out of the multiple references I made to New York, Washington and Chicago newspapers and outlets, that you “chose” to bash Newsmax. 5. ACORN was to fold April 01,2010 because of their scandals of embezzlement, voter fraud and losing Federal Funding under the umbrella of the Census Bureau–yes our tax dollars. However, their state chapters remained to “reorganize” and one is the MORE, I mentioned.THAT comes from Reuters. Is Reuters a good enough source for David Warburton?

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