Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Explains Things

From a Florida Friend

Three days ago Jesse Jackson told all African Americans that it is time to boycott the whole state of Florida. No concerts, conventions or ball games. No vacations in the sunshine state and no orange juice. Almost instantly the property values in Florida shot up and vacation spots began to sell out. The crime rate is expected to fall to record lows.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Obama Administration Portrait

Economic Plan:

Law Enforcement:

Didn't See Nothin', 
Didn't Hear Nothin', 
Hardly Even There:

And Finally, a V.P. Who Serves As 
An All-Purpose Presidential Condom:

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Makes You Proud, Doesn't It?

                      LAST 11


Criminals obey gun control laws just like 
politicians obey their oath of office.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ever Read About This?

Detroit Could But Will Not Be Rescued

The once great motor city could be brought back from the financial abyss and be resuscitated as a prosperous and thriving metropolis . . . but calculating politicians are not going to let that happen

FIRST, THE RESCUE,  which would not necessitate the expenditure of any taxpayer money from the public treasury -- all it would take would be the enactment of legislation to:

1.  Irrevocably for a minimum of 20 to 25 years exempt all income, capital gains, and estates in the city and its environs from any federal, state, or local taxes;

2.  Cap property taxes in the same area at a level that would produce sufficient revenues to meet the expenses of providing truly essential governmental services and no more;

3.  Abolish public employee unions, and substitute right-to work for closed shop provisions in union contracts with private employers;

4.  Exempt from sales and use taxes nationwide all goods produced in, or distributed from the Detroit metropolitan area; 

5.  Abolish all welfare payments in the area; and

6.  Issue to parents living together (or single by reason of the death or divorce of a spouse) education vouchers sufficient to fully pay the costs of educating their children at whatever private or public schools they choose.

WHY IT WON'T HAPPEN:  The political powers-that-be know the resulting boom would be so spectacular and obvious that it would lead to irresistible demands for enactment of the same beneficial measures permanently nationwide . . . or, in other words, restoration of the free economy that the founders envisioned . . .  freeing Americans to develop history's mightiest economic machine until the politicians started tinkering with it in the 20th century.
. . . Suggested by a 
very financially
astute friend

Another Incredible Disappearing Obama Campaign Promise

With the Obama administration engaged in prosecuting Bradley Manning and in international bullying to get its hands on Edward Snowden for revealing information about the American government's embarrassingly criminal behavior, it is no wonder that the following Obama campaign pledge has disappeared from the Obama campaign website

Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fall of Once Formidable Movement

Elmer Gantry like faux leaders have squandered the moral authority that just a few decades ago made the civil rights movement a great positive social force in the United States.  Instead of undertaking the hard task of dealing with the factors that have created and are perpetuating the nation's black underclass, those currently leading the civil rights establishment foster their followers' grievances and victimization claims.  Doing so is easy, cheap, and profitable . . . and keeps them in power over a movement that they have transformed into a shoddy, irrelevant, and disreputable one.

The process and its results is spelled out by the estimable scholar Shelby Steele in this superb essay.

Pathology of the Black Underclass and Its Profiteering Professional Exploiters

Not normally a fan of Bill O'Reilly, but he his the nail squarely in this talking point analysis (which follows the introductory advertisement):

An Emerging and Increasingly Recognizable Picture

Even the financial press is beginning to note the transformation of Officer Friendly to a jack booted thug or, to put it in more polite and politically correct way, the militarization of the nation's law enforcement agencies . . . as well as many other governmental bodies not commonly recognized or thought of as performing any such function.

See this Wall Street Journal article on the Rise of the Warrior Cop.

Wonder how long it will take the nation's journalice to put that observation together with the spying on American citizens by the government's intelligence agencies, the black boxes in our cars, government cameras everywhere monitoring our movements, government monitoring of all our mail and electronic communications.  How obvious do the dots have to become to be recognized as an unmistakeable picture of a police state?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Another Perspective on How Obama Blew It

Barack Obama, in his recent speech about race, missed a rare opportunity to move America's race relations in a positive direction, as Heather MacDonald points out in this essay.

Ms. MacDonald's piece generally covers the same ground as, and in most respects agrees with the one written and posted by this blogger on the same subject yesterday, but it is far less angry, and much more polite, balanced, and nuanced.

Inspector Javert on the Hunt

The Death of Antonio West

You won't recognize me.  My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child sitting in a stroller who was shot in the face at point blank range by two black teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who also was shot.

Because Georgia law does not allow the execution of killers under the age of 18, neither the one who was 17 (like Trayvon Martin) nor his 15-year-old buddy  will face the death penalty . . . too bad.  I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless.

My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a hate crime.  Nobody is looking into whether my civil rights were violated by my killers.  Nor has President Obama taken so much as a single moment to acknowledge my murder.

I am one of the youngest murder victims in our nation's history, but the media doesn't care to cover the story of my demise, President Obama has no children who could possibly look like me -- so he doesn't care and the media doesn't care. My story is not interesting enough to bring them ratings so they can sell commercial time slots.

There is not a white equivalent of Al Sharpton because if there were he would be declared racist.  So there is no one rushing to Brunswick. Georgia, to demand justice for me.  There is no White Panther party to put a bounty on the lives of those who murdered me. I have no voice, I have no representation and, unlike those who shot me in the face while I innocently sat in my stroller, I no longer have my life.

So while you are seeking justice for Trayvon, please remember to seek justice for me too.  Tell your friends about me, tell you families, get tee shirts with my face on them and make the world pay attention, just like you did for Trayvon. 

Thank you. 

News reports on the above-described atrocity can be accessed by googling the name Antonio West.

For examples of just three of the many other mostly unreported black-on-white atrocities, take a look at this report and/or this one, which is relatively minor, especially as compared to this horrific one.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Judges vs. Juries: Thank God for the Difference . . . and the Nation's Founders for Our Right to It

The judge who presided over the George Zimmerman trial clearly wanted him to be convicted for the death of Trayvon Martin.

Had she been the trier of facts Mr. Zimmerman would be in or on his way to a Florida penitentiary.  That also would be the case had she been successful in her inappropriate and probably improper efforts to influence the jury.

Mr. Zimmerman is free because a jury of his fellow citizens found that he had acted as necessary and appropriate to defend himself while under violent attack by Trayvon Martin.

Thus Mr. Zimmerman is the latest in a long string of beneficiaries of the right to be tried by a jury of one's peers when accused by the powers of the state of having committed a crime. That string began in America when a jury in colonial New York rejected the directions of a judge to convict, and instead acquitted, John Peter Zenger of criminal libel charges for having printed criticisms of the royal governor.

Judges as well as many lawyers dislike juries and jury trials.  They would have themselves or panels made up of experts like themselves determine the outcome of legal proceedings.  

It behooves us to reject their efforts and to remember that the supposedly expert professionals are not impartial.  They are part and parcel of the political ruling class.  They also want to do away with the popular election of judges to ensure that only members of their class ever sit on their jurisdictions' judicial benches.

Relevant to the foregoing is the answer to the inquiry about the difference between the Supreme Court and the Ku Klux Klan:

In the Supreme  they wear black robes
 and scare white people 

Finally, a Real Presidential Accomplishment

At long last, after four years of treating speech making as the primary, if not only, duty of the presidency, Mr. Obama actually has accomplished something.

He has restored the respectability of racism . . . he has made it socially acceptable again.

And that truly is a noteworthy and singular achievement notwithstanding that to accomplish it he teamed up with the dishonorable Eric Holder, who as his attorney general heads the Department of Just Us, as well as the scurrilous racial profiteering reverends -- Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

By endlessly promoting baseless legal actions against George Zimmerman for having lawfully defending himself, that racist crew would criminalize any individual for doing what is necessary and appropriate to defend themselves from any violent attack by any black person or persons.

To understand that this is so, one need only recall the admonition of the late liberal Democrat Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan that everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not to their own facts.  And the cold, hard, objective, and largely unreported facts of the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case, are set forth in this video.

The campaign against state stand-your-ground laws is part and parcel of the effort to protect violent would-be and actual assailants notwithstanding that blacks under assaults have been the primary beneficiaries of those laws.

The effort to shield black criminals from any consequences for their behavior began early in the Obama administration when the Holder Just Us Department dropped the case that already had been won against members of the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia.  The beneficiaries of that action went unpunished for having wielded truncheons to threaten and intimidate white voters at polling places in the city of brotherly love.

Since then, the effort has been relentless.  Not once in the ensuing four years have Messrs. Obama and Holder and their minions brought or even investigated a single hate crime case against any blacks.  They talk about an honest and open dialogue about race but that in fact is the last thing they want.  Anyone expressing an opinion contrary to theirs is immediately branded a racist to shut them up.

In his recent speech about race, Mr. Obama tried to explain and encourage white citizens to understand the mindset of the black population.  The nation and its black citizens would be better served were Mr. Obama and his fellow black leaders explain to their followers that the rest of the country does not understand and never will accept rioting and looting, the burning and destruction of property of blameless individuals and entities, violent criminal behavior, or a multi-generation welfare and illegitimate birthrate/single parent culture in which gang memberships substitute for being part of a family.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Fed Up With Screechings About Race

Every time some black thug takes on the wrong guy and ends up getting what he deserves, we're supposed to feel guilty if the targeted victim isn't lynched for doing what is necessary to defend himself.

Well, I don't feel guilty.  In fact I'm gratified by, and proud of the Florida jury for its having followed the law in the baseless case that was pressed against George Zimmerman for his having defended himself by fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.  No charges ever would have been brought against Mr. Zimmerman but for the strident insistence of America's professional race hustlers, their political lackeys, and the mobs they were able to stir up. 

Mr. Zimmerman's acquittal of all charges was appropriate in a system of justice based on existing laws rather than the emotions of would-be lynch mobs motivated by perceived racial grievances. Nobody can credibly claim to know with any degree of certainty what transpired in the confrontation between the two involved individuals.  Mr. Zimmerman's account of what occurred certainly was both plausible and supported by the physical evidence.  Accordingly, there was and is more than a reasonable doubt of any culpability.

Individual black citizens today generally enjoy at least -- and often more than -- equal treatment by the nation's political and public institutions as well as in their dealing with private individuals and organizations.

Blacks as a group, however, are not, and do not deserve to be viewed and treated as equal.  So lets have an honest discussion about when and how they can earn collective equality.  That will come if and when -- and only if and when they:

*  Replace with responsible individuals the race baiting hustlers who currently make up the congressional black caucus, the charlatans who still head their constantly clamoring (and falsely named) civil rights organization, and eternally opportunistic faux leaders such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton,

*  Bring the rates at which their young people commit violent and other crimes, and are responsible for illegitimate births down to levela similar to those of the general society, and

*  Stop blaming others for their increasingly recognized shortcomings as a group, and begin contributing to the common good rather than perpetually claiming entitlement to ever more unearned support from the nation's productive citizens.

So, yes . . . let's have an honest discussion about race without trying to shut up those expressing  politically disfavored views by calling them racists. 

The above undoubtedly will lead to this fed-up blogger being called a racist.  Such calls typically will come from people who have benefitted from, but contributed nothing to the 1950s and 1960s civil rights movement . . . in contrast to my having worked in that movement from the mid 1950s before doing so became popular and politically beneficial and correct (and my doing so in the south occasionally involved being targeted for gunfire and fire bombs) through the mid 1960s when the movement morphed into demands for more than equality.