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  • ross1948 17:10 on September 7, 2021 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , DC Capitol cops, double standards, Prayer service   

    Capitol Cops, 9/11 – Double Standards Or Dirty Tricks? 


    I forward this for American readers…

    …but I think others will find the double standards intriguing.

     

    With the 20th Anniversary of September 11th right around the corner, Rev. Pat Mahoney filed a permit to gather a prayer vigil on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

    But there was one thing standing in his way…

    In order to hold the prayer vigil, the U.S. Capitol Police Board required Rev. Mahoney to obtain a permit. 

    A few days later, Rev. Mahoney learned that the Capitol Police Board DENIED his request.

    When Rev. Mahoney asked why he wasn’t allowed to pray outside of the Capitol – especially for something as important as the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 – the Capitol Police Board told him the area is “restricted” and that permit applications cannot be processed.

    But that just isn’t true.

    Just recently, leftist Congresswoman Cori Bush and a handful of her left-wing activist friends slept on the Capitol steps for days in protesting one of their radical social justice policies—demanding an extension of the eviction moratorium.

    Center for American Liberty

    Another group recently got a permit to protest on the lawn outside the Capitol too.

    In other words, Rev. Mahoney wasn’t denied because the area was actually “restricted” or closed.

    He was denied the right to exercise his First Amendment freedoms because the U.S. Capitol Police Board thinks it has unfettered discretion to pick winners and losers with respect to constitutional rights.

    Will you help us fund this critical lawsuit against the U.S. Capitol Police Board by sending a generous tax-deductible contribution of $35 or more to the Center for American Liberty today?

     

     
    • Nicholas Paget 17:52 on September 7, 2021 Permalink | Reply

      Why would anyone believe anything the Capitol Police say?

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  • ross1948 07:50 on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Alexis Harus Ditutup? Terus Gimana Hotel2 Bintang Lima? 


    The Alexis must be shut down? So how about Jakarta’s various 5-star hotels?

    That’s my response to the news last month that hit the headlines here, concerning a famous place in the north of the city which is said to be…

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    …and I quote The Jakarta Globe’s quoted descripton –

    ‘A Dreamland for Men!’  – http://jakartaglobe.id/news/jakarta-administration-shuts-infamous-alexis-hotel/

    But I’ll stick with the Jakarta Post for the most part, on our brand new Governor,  Anies Baswedan’s refusal to extend the operation permit of Alexis Hotel in North Jakarta, an establishment he explicitly mentioned during his gubernatorial campaign, claiming that he had collected sufficient evidence that it hosts prostitution services.

    “We are firm. We don’t want Jakarta to become a city that allows prostitution to take place.”

    That’s interesting.

    Whatever the Alexis’ faults – and I’ve never been there – they are surely not unique. ANYONE who has been out for an evening in some of our international-standard five-star hotels ( I won’t say all of them, because I haven’t been to all of them!) must be fully aware that it’s not at all unusual to bump into the occasional kupu2 malam.

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    Kupu2 malam = Night butterflies!

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    I met up with a former colleague a couple of weeks ago in one such splendiferous – and expensive – edifice and we had barely ordered a couple of ‘happy hour’ beers before a delightful lady approached us with an amiable but acquisitive gleam in her eye.

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    “Hi!”

    I responded with my habitual courtesy but promptly assured her that we were retired teachers, not the affluent tourists or foreign businessmen who constituted much of the clientele.

    She, with equal courtesy, and promptitude, took her leave of us and went off in search of more acceptable prey.

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    I’m sure she advised her colleagues/rivals because although there were quite a few similarly sultry sorts on the prowl, they none of them showed interest in us thereafter.

    I can think of at least three of four other grand hotels in the city where I’ve encountered these kinds of slightly avaricious but ever-charming slinkies, operating openly and regularly.

    I won’t name them, because I do not wish to be sued –  certain types of business persons here are as litigious as certain types of Americans! – but any male expat who goes out at night will surely confirm my veracity.

    Hence my headlined question – how about the 5-stars?

    Maybe Governor Anies Baswedan has never entered their bars after dark? Is he truly unaware of what goes on?

    Does he plan to refuse to extend their operating permits?

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    If some residents or some media tell him, will he seek to shut them down too?

    But that leads me to the rest of his statement, as reported in the JP.

    We have received reports and complaints from residents as well as media reports [about such a practice]…” Anies, however, refused to elaborate on what kind of evidence he had obtained.

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/10/30/anies-firm-to-close-down-alexis-hotel.html

    So another question – does Anies have any REAL evidence, like police reports, or is he set to order the Alexis’ closure purely on the basis of just some fretty residents and the ‘media?

    How come he won’t say?

    And that brings us to another question!

    Has HE ever been there, in the Dreamland of Men?

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    Has HE taken the trouble to use his gubernatorial limousine to travel up to Ancol and have a look, one evening, at the denizens of the Alexis?

    Surely that’s the very least that fair play demands, since ‘the Alexis Hotel has not violated any regulations,  according to its legal representative…

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    …and please note – the refusal to extend the hotel’s operation permit came after media stories regarding banned activities at the hotel, such as the hotel offering massage services.   http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/10/31/alexis-hotel-wants-solution-to-keep-operating.html

    MASSAGE SERVICES!?!

    If there’s nothing else on the charge sheet, could there yet be a happy ending?

    Oh, but let’s not forget that closing Alexis was one of newly-elected Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s campaign promises during the gubernatorial election earlier this year.

    SO if he goes ahead, and demonstrates consistency by treating Jakarta’s celebrated international hotels with the same zeal, he will be keeping his word to those who supported him.

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    Anies Baswedan wins a smile from FPI ‘grand imam,’ Habib Rizieq

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    And let’s ALSO not forget some of those supporters, like the white-shirt vigilante gang, the self-styled Islam Defenders Front – the FPI!

    THEY will be beside themselves with glee.

    Even more so if the national parliament presses on with their prohibition law.

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    Let’s wait and see!

    Before we start packing.

     
    • JazPen 08:52 on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      All very true and anybody who says its not is telling lies..
      You cant walk into one five star bar in town after 9pm without seeing dozens of working girls all working hard to get to know you.. ,

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      • Fadri 09:18 on November 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        Of course Anies has never been there to Alexis I bet.
        But I am sure he has been to the five-star hotels for conference and things like that,.
        Did he never even peek through the bar door? If he did he must see the butterfly girls.
        So much hypocrites here in Jakarta political world..

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    • Andy 10:02 on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      It is just like you say, Ross but your hero Ahok when he was governor was almost as obsessive about the terrible menace of the ‘ladies of the night.’
      In fact they don’t bother guys unless the guy wants to be bothered so I ask myself why doesn’t Anies give this ‘problem’ a low priority and give shutting down Islamist gangs a high priority?
      The answer is there in that big photograph!

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    • Jim in Jakarta 11:33 on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Nobody who knows Jakarta will dispute what you say about some of those very expensive hotels, Ross.
      The only difference between the girls who offer their company to lonely foreigners in the ‘high-class’ bars and the girls in some well-known dives in Blok M is the going rate!

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    • Arifin S 07:51 on November 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I do not like how you think about many things but it is true that Anies should be fair
      If he must order the Alexis Hotel to close he must also close the Jakarta hotels used by rich foreign people if the prostitute work there too.
      It is so with alcohol also.
      The goverment will tell many place to stop selling strong drinks but will never stop it in five star hotel places because the rich tourist will never come back.
      There is no moral in how this is done, it is all about money.

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    • Jessica 15:13 on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Just reading about this.
      They want to open shariah hotels in Jakarta but what is a shariah hotel.?
      I would never go near one but do you have any idea what goes on, besides constant praying and stuff?

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  • ross1948 18:47 on April 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Bill O'Reilly, double standards, ,   

    Democrat Double Standards – A Tale of Two Bills! 


    Just a thought.

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     All those yelpers currently gloating over the dismissal of Bill O’Reilly by Fox News?

    How many of them showed up last year at Clinton rallies, hollering their delight…

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    ….when ‘Ole Lech’ addressed the hypocritical throngs in support of his wife?

     

     
  • ross1948 19:11 on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Brussels rules broken, , double standards, , , ,   

    EuroCommissars’ Double Standards on Display, Again! 


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    EUSSR

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    It becomes ever more of a challenge to find any trace of consistency, never mind integrity, in the workings of the supranational ruling class in Brussels.

    Just take a look at the two links below, which appeared as close together in the latest EUObserver bulletin as the bacon and egg in the sandwiches I prefer for a Sunday brunch.

    Read them at length if you like, but the essence is there in the intros I’ve captured.

    Serious breaches of major obligations, as in….

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    EU lets Portugal and Spain off the hook

    The EU commission has opted not to fine Portugal or Spain on fiscal targets for fear of aggravating euroscepticism. Read on »

    …are brushed aside by Brussels as of no consequence, but dare step on the toes of their local handmaidens… 

    EU confrontation with Poland escalates

    The EU commission said there is systemic threat to rule of law in Poland and gave new ultimatum. 

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    …and it’s all guns blazing!

    These blasted hypocrites in Brussels DARE to whine about Poland…



    ….a parliamentary democracy in which the recently elected government has been trying to clean out leftist bias in public broadcasting and undo a sleazy move to fix the courts by their democratically defeated predecessors..Long Live Free Poland!! 

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    …and simultaneously flout their own rules, purely as a politically-motivated manouevre to stave off ever-growing public contempt for themselves and their grossly extravagant and often corrupt bureaucracy.  

     SMASH THE EUSSR!
     
    • Vinnie 22:18 on August 1, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      We owe the Poles, who were first to fight Hitler, and then we sold them to Stalin at Yalta and Potsdam.
      I know it was the Americans who forced that on Churchill but even so, Britain did the dirty too.
      Theresa May should distance herself from all that Brussels bullying and stand behind our old friends.

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  • ross1948 00:14 on July 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: double standards, , genuine asylum seekers, , ,   

    'Asylum' Double Standards! Shelter Erdogan's Intended Victims! 


    So there are two classes of ‘asylum seeker?’

    Hordes of primitives who arrogantly storm ashore on Aegean islands like Lesbos, whom the Greek Government makes no move to turn back…

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    ‘Asylum-seekers?’ Yeah, right!

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    ….who are promptly lionised and provided indefinitely with free meals and lodgings. They even get visits from Dope Francis, who selects the least anti-social and takes them off for some Vatican hospitality…


    Genuine asylum-seekers – Turkish officers in Greek custody

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    ..And then there are that small band of Turkish officers, fleeing for their lives from an Islamist authoritarian, who get  prosecuted for illegal entry into Greece!



    The Greeks’ marxist leader, Tsipras, has apparently told Erdogan that the procedure for the Turkish asylum seekers will be swift but in line with international law and human rights treaties.

    But I’d not place any bets on a happy outcome for the men the sectarian in Ankara wants to pack into his already teeming jails.  Tsipras is a red rat.

    The phrase ‘asylum seeker’ has been bandied about so much, wrongly referring to undesirable wannabe parasites, that its original honourable meaning has been almost forgotten.

    The plight of these poor Turks reminds us! 

     

    Greece charges Turkish coup asylum seekers with illegal entry
    InternasionalKathimerini17 Jul 2016

     
    • Dimitri 10:06 on July 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Tsipras will sell them out, same as he sold out his own country.,

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