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Farrakhan Goons ‘Face Down’ WH Press

From the Chicago Sun-Times:

The Reverend Minister Farrakhan’s mansion.

Farrakhan, press have minor ‘stand-off’ in Obama’s neighborhood

BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter

May 30, 2010

An interesting “stand-off’’ of sorts developed outside a barbecue President Obama was attending at a friend’s house Saturday night between followers of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on one side and members of the press and the U.S. Secret Service guarding the president on the other.

Just a few blocks from Obama’s home in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood, Obama’s friend Marty Nesbitt lives across the street from the ornate yellow-gold home where Farrakhan lives.

For the past two years, when Obama has brought his family over to Nesbitt’s home, the press pool bus parks near Farrakhan’s house. This usually does not cause a problem, but Saturday night — as most of the city was indoors watching the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals — a bit of tension emerged on Woodlawn Avenue.

A pool report noted that as a dozen reporters and photographers following Obama stood on the sidewalk in front of Farrakhan’s home, someone’s foot touched the city-owned curbside grass.

Immediately, a polite man in jeans and T-Shirt emerged to ask the press to stay off the grass, the report stated. Soon he was pacing and talking on a cell phone. He went inside the mansion’s black wrought iron fence, crossed the well-landscaped yard, lifted a water bucket behind rose bushes and retrieved a walkie-talkie. He was heard to refer to “the CIA.”

(The Secret Service is a separate agency from the CIA)

Soon he approached the secret service agent minding the press and asked him to move the van and its occupants.

“How is this a security breach?” the agent asked. He asked if the house was government property. Neighbors all over Hyde Park and Kenwood have learned to deal with streets being blocked off and having to show ID to approach their own homes since Obama ascended to the presidency.

The man said something else and at that point the agent stuck out his hand to shake hands and introduced himself as a Secret Service agent. He added, “Sir, I can assure you that we will do nothing to interfere with whatever is going on in there.”

The man paced and talked on his cell phone, walkie-talkie in hand. Three more men in T-Shirts reading “Wide or Die!’’ joined the man from the Nation of Islam. A reporter asked one of the men if this was Farrakhan’s house. The man just stared back. Asked again, he said, “I don’t have no comment.”

Eventually a dozen “Fruit of Islam” agents [sic] arrived. As each casually dressed man arrived, he exchanged elaborate handshake/hug/double air-kisses with others. Two walked by a reporter, chanting “Islam.”

The men filmed and photographed the reporters, the van and its license plates with their cell phones.

One came and stood close to reporters and the secret service agent. The secret service agent asked if he could help. The man did not answer. The agent asked again. The man said, “No.” The agent said, “Secret Service — please move away from this group of people.”

The man did.

The agent asked the reporters to go back into the press bus, which they did.

Before they did, some asked the Nation of Islam crowd if they could use the rest room [sic] in Farrakahn’s [sic] home.

No offer was made.

Rev. Gary Hunter, a Baptist minister in Detroit who writes and blogs for the Detroit Times, told reporter Jackie Calmes of the New York Times that he called Farrakhan and his son and asked them to have the Fruit stand down: “I told him you were good people . . . He said he didn’t know you all were just waiting for the president.’’

The Blackhawks won the first game of the series around 10 p.m. — and Obama and his family were driven home at 10:43 p.m., the press bus in tow, ending the “stand-off.’’

We realize that it is a holiday weekend. But this article is so poorly written as to be almost incomprehensible.

But we gather that the Nation Of Islam were trying to intimidate the White House Press corps (albeit, something easily done) and the Secret Service.

Luckily, they aren’t a right ‘hate group’ or Mr. Potok, the one man band ‘Southern Poverty Center’s Intelligence Project,’ would be cranking out faxes and we would be hearing all about it from every outlet of our compliant news media.

Indeed, notice how one of Farrakhan’s buds vouched for the New York Times and the rest of the press. What more do we need to know about them?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, May 30th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

14 Responses to “Farrakhan Goons ‘Face Down’ WH Press”

  1. JohnMG says:

    It’s tough to figure out who, among this gaggle of morons, is the most mentally challenged. They don’t even rise to the level of effin’ retard.

    How would you like to be numbered among the Secret Service detail who are charged with keeping Obama safe. Their bosses probably have to keep reminding the agents of who the Vice-president is, in order to staff the detail.

    Wonder if any of Farrakahn’s goons were armed–in rabidly anti-gun Chicago, no less. Would it not be delicious to have the Feds arrest one of his goons on a weapons charge (illegal possession with intent to harm the president)?

    I can dream, can’t I?

  2. jobeth says:

    ““Fruit of Islam”?

    Priceless! But perfectly self named…and they should know themselves best I guess.

    Does this mean we can call them kumquats? What about “dingleberries”? (sorry…but it fits too well to leave out)

    Again, perfect.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    Sounds like your typical “men’s club” cult to me.

    Gated off compound with extra heightened security: check.
    Anxiousness around press: check.
    Near panic at the site of Federal Authorities: check.
    Hyperzealous desire to keep people out and away when they’re not even interested in you: check, check.
    Lots of ‘fruit’: ..check

  4. proreason says:

    Obamy’s bodyguard.

    I watched the series about his tyrant predecessor’s bodyguard. Very enlightening.

  5. canary says:

    my take is Farrakhan was paranoid that either President’s security or the news media might be using opportunity to planting a listening device or dime size camera to spy on Farrakhan’s & his terrorists Obama used to meet on the streets and buy Farrakjhan’s newspaper, with headlines like white woman says she’s full of demons and pork free recipes.

    or perhaps the other way around. The covert gadget in the bucket in the rose garden was Farrakjhan’s spy device and he had to change the tape or battery in it.

    or it’s a mutual signal communication device between Nesbit and Farrakjhan such as to tell Farrakjhan when his muslim v.b.f. Obama will be using the underground tunnel and arrive in time for prayers and chantings.
    eew la la la laa.

    May 28, 2010 Obama & Marty playing golf. Photos

    May 29, Earlier, Obama played basketball at the University of Chicago Lab School, before playing golf with Marty AGAIN.

    Obama, meanwhile worries from the time he wakes up, til the time he goes to bed about Obama’s Biggest Hole.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    Makes me wonder how many of the press wee-wee’d their shorts because they were not the right color or (i)slamic.


  7. Steve says:

    FWIW some of the confusion of the Sun-Times article can be attributed to the fact that it was largely cribbed from the NYT’s Jackie Calmes “Tweets”:

    Wild Night for Obama Pool Duty – The Caucus Blog – NYTimes.com

    Which should have been better spelled out in the article.

  8. BigOil says:

    The article I read stated two of Farrakhan’s thugs walked by the reporters chanting “Islam”. Sounds like they may have been trying to make the reporters feel at home.

  9. Right of the People says:

    FRUITS of Islam, I always suspected that of them. This would explain Barry since he used to hang out with these fruits who dressed him in nice clothes. He really is unique, he’s our first bi president, bi-racial, bi-sexual, bi-partisan. I just want him to say bye-bye.

  10. canary says:

    Obama feels right at home with muslim hoods wearing “Wide or Die” shirts.
    Played golf with Marty in Hawaii too, after Christmas Eve bomber news.

    excerpts (pgs 179-181) from ” Dreams from My Father” – Barack Obama

    The closest thing to a shopping district in the area was in Roseland, and so we followed the bus route up Michigan Avenue, with it’s wig shops and liqour stores, discount clothing stores and pizzerias, until we arrived in front of a two-story former warehouse. We entered the building through a heavy metal door and took a narrow set of stairs down into a basement filled with old furniture. In a small office sat a slight, wiry man with a goatee and a skullcap that accentuated a pair of prominent ears.
    “Can I help you?”
    I explained who we were and that we had spoken on the phone.
    “That’s right, that’s right.” He gestured to two large men standing on either side of his desk and they walked past us with a nod. “Listen, we’re gonna have to make this quick’ cause something’s come up, Rafiq al Shabazz.”
    “I know you,” Shirely said as we shook hands with Rafiq. You’re Mrs. Thompson’s boy, Wally. How’s your momma doing?”
    Rafiq forced a smile and offered us all a seat. He explained that he was the president of the Roseland Unity Coalition, an organization that engaged in a range of political activities to promote the black cause and claimed considerable credit for helping Mayor Washington get elected. When we asked how our churches could encourage local economic development, he handed us a leaflet accusing Arab store of selling bad meat.
    “That’s the real deal, right here,” Rafiq said. “People from outside our community making money off us and showing our brothers and sisters disrespect. Basically what you got here is Koreans and Arabs running the stores, the Jews still owning most of the buildings. Now in the short term, we’re here to make sure the interests of black people are looked after, you understand. When we hear one of them Koreans is mistreating a customer, we gonna be on the case. We gonna insist that they respect us and make a contribution back to the community-fund our programs, what have you.
    “That’s the short term. This”—Rafiq pointed to a map of Roseland that hung on the wall, with certain areas marked off in red ink–“is the long term. It’s all about ownership. A comprehensive plan for the area Black businesses, community centers – the whole nine yards. Some of the properties we’ve already started negotiating with the white onwers to sell them to us at a fair price. So if y’all are interested in jobs, then you can help by spreading the message about this here plan. The problem we got right now is not enough support from the folks in Roseland. Instead of taking a stand, they’d rather follow white folks out into the suburbs. But, see, white folks ain’t stupid. They just waiting for us to move out of the city so they can come back, cause they know that the value of the property we sitting on right now is worth a mint.”
    One of the burly men reentered Rafiq’s office, and Rafiq stood up. “I gotta get going,” he said abruptly. “But hey, we’ll talk again.” He shook all our hands before his assistant led us to the door.

    An Obama, Marty Nesbitt, SEIU, ACORN, & sweetheart donor & buying building deal

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