And it begins…

The pattern has been played out over and over. A potential Team Elephant presidential candidate starts to rise in the polls. A bulls-eye is affixed to that candidate. A combination of Republican elites, their allies in the punditocracy, and Big Media (the BM for short), which simply can’t help itself when an opportunity to dump on a Republican presents itself, begin hammering on any and all perceived defects of said candidate. Next thing you know, the new frontrunner is cast on the scrap heap, either to quit (like Herman Cain) or to flounder haplessly trying to regain momentum (like Michele Bachmann and Governor Perry Gardasil).

Now that Newt Gingrich is dropping faster than shares in Freddie Mac, Ron Paul has surged into a virtual tie and perhaps even the lead in Iowa.

That’s bad.

“Vulture, WTF? I though you were a Paul guy.” I am. Which is why I’m dreading what awaits. A decent and honorable man is about to be dragged through the slime, called everything but a child of God, and accused of all sorts of thought crimes ranging from racism to anti-Americanism.

Think I’m kidding. The threats have already started from the faux conservative media.

The establishment Elephants will NOT tolerate any attempt by the American people to choose a candidate other than Mitt Romney (and his presidential hair). They don’t care who they wreck in the process.

And we wonder why we have the caliber of candidates we have. Only the bravest, the most foolish, or the most power-mad need apply. Decent people need not apply.

The Pathological dishonesty of the left

Lets start with the headline shall we?

Armed Christians and Muslims clash after Nigeria killings

Gee looks like both sides are hammering each other there eh?

Maybe the sub heading contains more info?

Pastor and five others shot in raids on churches while explosions 300 miles away claim 32 victims

Now If I were a casual reader Id assume the “pastor and 5 others” are the Christian casualties and the  explosions were muslim, otherwise the headline is deceptive right?

Clashes broke out between armed Christian and Muslim groups near the central Nigerian city of Jos yesterday after Christmas Eve bombings in the region killed more than 30 people.

Strange, Christians bombing at Christmas time…?

The tensions are rooted in decades of resentment between indigenous groups, mostly Christian or animist, who are vying for control of fertile farmlands and for economic and political power with mostly Muslim migrants and settlers from the north.

Such a deliberate use of passive words, “migrants”, “settlers”, Still they must all be the same because they are all black, right Mr Guardian writer? If it was ANY white nationality “who are vying for control of fertile farmlands and for economic and political power with mostly white migrants and settlers from the north.” the Guardian would be calling it an invasion and colonialism.

Heres a hint Mr Guardian man, Not all “darkies” are the same, much the same as not all “whities”, “Slant eyes”, or “Curry munchers”.

Your soft racism is nothing of the sort, its just as vile as a neo-nazi knucklehead or KKK man, just expressed in neutral language.

In the north of the country, dozens of armed men attacked a church on Christmas Eve, dragging the pastor out of his home and shooting him dead along with two young choristers rehearsing for a late-night carol service.

“dozens of armed men”, any clue on what motivated this execution of a religious man? If the old South African regime had hauled out Desmond Tutu and shot him dead would they just have been “dozens of armed men” with nothing more said?

The group of about 30 attackers armed with guns and knives also killed two people who were passing by the Victory Baptist church in Maiduguri.

Ahhh, this must be the christian mob….

The assailants left after torching the church and pastor’s house.

Oh, maybe not….

Still Im sure there is some Christian violence mentioned, or the headline is a farce, surely?

At the other end of the city, Reverend Haskanda Jessu of the Church of Christ in Nigeria said three men attacked his church, killing a 60-year-old security guard.

Oh ok then….

Read the whole article at the top link, there is NOTHING like a clash, instead there is one group being repeatedly attacked by another, but in the world of a Guardian writer there is no identifying characteristic of the attacking group… Madness.

A google search with the terms Nigeria Christians attack, comes up with pages of attacks on Christians there, What group could possibly be involved?

bad at math?

a real Zimbabwe 100 trillion dollar bill - that's a one and 14 zeros - a large quantity of them might buy a single US dollar.

Who wants to be a trillionaire?


Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe and chief economy imploder, has a scheme to encourage economic empowerment. It could be education, skills training, equipment, computers, business skills, managerial skills, import/export knowledge, etc but none of that wasn’t mentioned. Instead :

Under Zimbabwe’s empowerment laws, black Zimbabweans should acquire 51% of foreign businesses.

“We can read the riot act and say this is 51% we are taking and if the sanctions persist we are taking over 100%,” Mr Mugabe said

We all know math doesn’t seem to be Mr. Mugabe’s strong suit so I can’t help but wonder if he means : “we are taking over : 100%,” or if he means “we are taking : over 100%.”

I wouldn’t be surprised if he tried to seize 130%.

Yes, some TEA Party members are black

So who are the real racists?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – They’ve been called Oreos, traitors and Uncle Toms, and are used to having to defend their values. Now black conservatives are really taking heat for their involvement in the mostly white tea party movement—and for having the audacity to oppose the policies of the nation’s first black president.

“I’ve been told I hate myself. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom. I’ve been told I’m a spook at the door,” said Timothy F. Johnson, chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a group of black conservatives who support free market principles and limited government.

“Black Republicans find themselves always having to prove who they are. Because the assumption is the Republican Party is for whites and the Democratic Party is for blacks,” he said.

Johnson and other black conservatives say they were drawn to the tea party movement because of what they consider its commonsense fiscal values of controlled spending, less taxes and smaller government. The fact that they’re black—or that most tea partyers are white—should have nothing to do with it, they say.

Not taking any bets though that the Left will stop their lies and slander.

What’s good to see however, is that there’s a good chance more black Americans could run for office on the GOP ticket. And they won’t be pulling any racial crap, either, because any decent Right-winger worth his salt goes on policies, not any kind of childish racism nonsense.

And let’s face it it, how could Obama have possibly been a post-racial president when 96% of blacks voted for him?

*cross-posted at bing’s cubby house

The Only Thing Black at the Coffee Parties is… the Coffee

You know how the leftards are always harping on the TEA Parties being nothing but angry racist whites? Well…

Take a look at the Coffee Party Flickr photos. Note the profound lack of diversity: Virtually nothing but middle aged whites. Why, they must be racists!

Meanwhile, Alfonzo Rachael was a keynote speaker at a TEA Party rally recently.


“Hewlett-Packard Computers are Racist”

This is beyond hilarious. Two workmates playing with an HP webcam discover that the facial tracking feature does not work with… “negroes.” Totally unscripted.

I need a hankie to wipe the tears of laughter off my face. Nobody at HP thought, “Hey, we ought to test this with several different races.” They should hire me. My artist-computer interface consultation fees are a flat rate of $25K per project. I might have done this one for a mere $10K.

There is no entropy: Shit accumulates. Everything in the world is impossibly rare, on a universal scale. There is no dark matter; it is stupidity that permeates and connects all things. Stupidity is the only thing in the universe more common than hydrogen. This is yet another proof.


Tiger Woods: “The Whitest Black Boy You’ve Ever Met”

Tiger has terrible taste in women.

He cheated on a Swedish Swimsuit Supermodel with… that? OMFG just doesn’t quite cover it. But hey, at least he has good teeth and is polite, right?

I just don’t get it. Seriously. And, I need to wash my eyeballs out after that.

Ah. Much better. The anti-bleach-blond cure.

H/T Newsalert.

Treacher is a Racist Rethuglican Sheepletard. [Updated]

And those are his good qualities.



UPDATE: Did you know that if you do a google search for “racist rethuglican sheepletard,” Treacher features in every one of the top ten twenty forty fifty one hundred hits?  It must be true!!!111!1!!!  (Oops.)

UPDATE 2: thefrollickingmole in comments offers a relevant (if disturbing) video from the Australian music programme Rage.   Oh, and yes.  We really are going to launch a write-in campaign for next year’s Webbies:  Best Racist Rethuglican Sheepletard Blog.

Adrian Munsey confused the world in 1979 when he released his composition ‘The Lost Sheep’ on Virgin records.

Adrian Munsey is a classical composer; working mostly in the field of film and video.

It’s not certain whether Adrian would like to forget this piece or not.


Hooray we are a hate site!!

Im so happy! To be called a hate site by ani-Semetic tools is a dream come true!

Mulga Mumblebrain :

31 Dec 2008 3:49:33pm

Let’s see if this gets through, as most of my posts are being censored. No surprise from John Howard’s ABC…


“epikouros :

02 Jan 2009 4:56:49pm


…Reading your posts during the past year has been a great antidote to the inevitable “anomie” of existence in our wonderful world with its values and “civilised way of life”… Don’t be discouraged by the censorship or by the hate bloggs like the Tizona Group’s site. …”

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McCain’s Perfect Choice for a Running Mate: Governor Sarah Palin

While most of the pedantic, two-dimensional, inside-the-box-thinking, conservative political hacks are touting Tom Ridge for the slot (Not a bad guy, but…), David Freddoso notes a far superior choice has been proposed: The Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.

Not to mention the fact that, she’s a gorgeous woman who exudes mass quantities of charisma…


and has a super-solid family life.


Dibs on the eldest daughter! LOL!

This inspired choice would allow McCain to actually capitalize on his “maverick” persona, as Gov. Palin shook Alaska politics to the core: She’s a charming, charismatic woman, but she can also play with the big boys and kick ass.

What say ye?

UPDATE: Things are looking optimistic!

UPDATE II: Welcome to all 4500 8000 40,000 in the past few hours (so far!) people visiting us from Google. We’re a fairly opinionated right-wing blog, and you might like to take a look at our “About” page. You might also be interested in our other coverage of Sarah Palin and whether she becomes a prospective Vice President of the United States. You can find this coverage here and here. Personally, I hope she does, but you can feel free to debate the idea in comments below. All first comments are moderated, but unless you either insult or use severe profanity (and I mean severe by my standards, which generally only means the C U Next Tuesday word or the implication that someone has had a rather enjoyable erotic experience with someone who has borne a child), however if you come up with a new one, I may simply delete your comment. I, and all other contributors to this blog are more than fair in what we permit.

UPDATE III: Nayr Drahcir, don’t bother even trying. You will not be published.

UPDATE IV: A lot of people must like Palin.

UPDATE V: More coverage of Governor Sarah Palin and a theme song here.

UPDATE VI: Funniest observation on the announcement yet: “Put Obama and Palin on a basketball court one on one. Winner takes all!”

UPDATE VII: [spot_the_dog] No, we do not have any pictures of “Sarah Palin + Naked,” nor do we have any of “Sarah Palin + Swimsuit.” In the past 24 hours, there have been 157 separate searches on this site for “Sarah Palin Swimsuit,” and 161 separate searches for “Sarah Palin Naked.” I repeat, we have no bathing suit, swim suit, bikini, or naked pictures of Sarah Palin. What kind of people do you think we are, anyway? 😉

UPDATE VIIa: [spot_the_dog] Ace has noticed a similar search phenomenon on his blog and has a theory…

UPDATE VIII: A well-rounded view of the selection of Sarah Palin for the Vice President Nomination can be found here.

UPDATE IX:  We got it!  YES!  Nude photo of Sarah Palin right here!  (C’mon.  You know you want to click.)

UPDATE X: Feel free to visit our main page and read the latest posts we’ve written.

“Official” DemoKKKrat History Whitewashed

Why have the DemoKKKrats whitewashed their “official party history” as presented on their own web site?

Here is the Official History of the Democratic Party as per their web site — so what’s missing?  Jeffery Lord in the WSJ finds a few convenient omissions:

  • There is no reference to the number of Democratic Party platforms supporting slavery. There were six from 1840 through 1860.
  • There is no reference to the number of Democratic presidents who owned slaves. There were seven from 1800 through 1861
  • There is no reference to the number of Democratic Party platforms that either supported segregation outright or were silent on the subject. There were 20, from 1868 through 1948.
  • There is no reference to “Jim Crow” as in “Jim Crow laws,” nor is there reference to the role Democrats played in creating them. These were the post-Civil War laws passed enthusiastically by Democrats in that pesky 52-year part of the DNC’s missing years. These laws segregated public schools, public transportation, restaurants, rest rooms and public places in general (everything from water coolers to beaches). The reason Rosa Parks became famous is that she sat in the “whites only” front section of a bus, the “whites only” designation the direct result of Democrats.
  • There is no reference to the formation of the Ku Klux Klan, which, according to Columbia University historian Eric Foner, became “a military force serving the interests of the Democratic Party.” Nor is there reference to University of North Carolina historian Allen Trelease’s description of the Klan as the “terrorist arm of the Democratic Party.”
  • There is no reference to the fact Democrats opposed the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. The 13th banned slavery. The 14th effectively overturned the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision (made by Democratic pro-slavery Supreme Court justices) by guaranteeing due process and equal protection to former slaves. The 15th gave black Americans the right to vote.
  • There is no reference to the fact that Democrats opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1866. It was passed by the Republican Congress over the veto of President Andrew Johnson, who had been a Democrat before joining Lincoln’s ticket in 1864. The law was designed to provide blacks with the right to own private property, sign contracts, sue and serve as witnesses in a legal proceeding.
  • There is no reference to the Democrats’ opposition to the Civil Rights Act of 1875. It was passed by a Republican Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses Grant. The law prohibited racial discrimination in public places and public accommodations.
  • There is no reference to the Democrats’ 1904 platform, which devotes a section to “Sectional and Racial Agitation,” claiming the GOP’s protests against segregation and the denial of voting rights to blacks sought to “revive the dead and hateful race and sectional animosities in any part of our common country,” which in turn “means confusion, distraction of business, and the reopening of wounds now happily healed.”
  • There is no reference to four Democratic platforms, 1908-20, that are silent on blacks, segregation, lynching and voting rights as racial problems in the country mount. By contrast the GOP platforms of those years specifically address “Rights of the Negro” (1908), oppose lynching (in 1912, 1920, 1924, 1928) and, as the New Deal kicks in, speak out about the dangers of making blacks “wards of the state.”
  • There is no reference to the Democratic Convention of 1924, known to history as the “Klanbake.” The 103-ballot convention was held in Madison Square Garden. Hundreds of delegates were members of the Ku Klux Klan, the Klan so powerful that a plank condemning Klan violence was defeated outright. To celebrate, the Klan staged a rally with 10,000 hooded Klansmen in a field in New Jersey directly across the Hudson from the site of the convention. Attended by hundreds of cheering convention delegates, the rally featured burning crosses and calls for violence against African-Americans and Catholics.
  • There is no reference to the fact that it was Democrats who segregated the federal government, at the direction of President Woodrow Wilson upon taking office in 1913. There \is a reference to the fact that President Harry Truman integrated the military after World War II.
  • There is reference to the fact that Democrats created the Federal Reserve Board, passed labor and child welfare laws, and created Social Security with Wilson’s New Freedom and FDR’s New Deal. There is no mention that these programs were created as the result of an agreement to ignore segregation and the lynching of blacks. Neither is there a reference to the thousands of local officials, state legislators, state governors, U.S. congressmen and U.S. senators who were elected as supporters of slavery and then segregation between 1800 and 1965. Nor is there reference to the deal with the devil that left segregation and lynching as a way of life in return for election support for three post-Civil War Democratic presidents, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt.
  • There is no reference that three-fourths of the opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Bill in the U.S. House came from Democrats, or that 80% of the “nay” vote in the Senate came from Democrats. Certainly there is no reference to the fact that the opposition included future Democratic Senate leader Robert Byrd of West Virginia (a former Klan member) and Tennessee Senator Albert Gore Sr., father of Vice President Al Gore.
  • Last but certainly not least, there is no reference to the fact that Birmingham, Ala., Public Safety Commissioner Bull Connor, who infamously unleashed dogs and fire hoses on civil rights protestors, was in fact–yes indeed–a member of both the Democratic National Committee and the Ku Klux Klan.

Thus far, as lawyer, retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and NBRA chairman Frances Rice notes, the Democrats have refused to formally apologize for the active, frequently violent and decidedly official support of the Democratic Party for slavery, segregation, lynching, the Ku Klux Klan and all the rest.   Maybe the first step for the Democratic Party is Dr. Phil Law #4:  Acknowledge the problem.

Starting with the “Official” DNC Party History.


-via WSJ and NBRA

ALSO: Please see earlier post, “Those Racist Democrats – In Their Own Words which also includes some myth-debunking updates


Those Racist DemoKKKrats – In Their Own Words

Just a thought: Next time you hear a Democrat supporter start on with yet another old “Racist RepubliKKKan!” rant, throw one of these quotes from famous Democrats at them.

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Blacks “are inferior to the whites in the endowments of both of body and mind.”

–Thomas Jefferson, 1787
Co-founder of the Democratic Party (along with Andrew Jackson)
President, 1801-09

“I hold that the present state of civilization, where two races of different origin, and distinguished by color, and other physical differences, as well as intellectual, are brought together, the relation now existing in the slaveholding states between the two, is, instead of an evil, a good–a positive good.”

–Sen. John C. Calhoun (D., S.C.), 1837
Vice President, 1825-32
His statue stands in the U.S. Capitol.

If blacks were given the right to vote, that would “place every splay-footed, bandy-shanked, hump-backed, thick-lipped, flat-nosed, woolly-headed, ebon-colored Negro in the country upon an equality with the poor white man.”

–Rep. Andrew Johnson, (D., Tenn.), 1844
President, 1865-69

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Y’all Are Racist Rednecks

Well, that seems to be the overwhelming sense I get from the comments on this article, about two white-supremacist dickheads who are being charged in the US for a plan to murder 102 black people, and also Barack Obama.

Some highlights:

As bad as terrorists.. But oh they are white!!! they cant be bad right?? i wonder how the media will cover this one up

Posted by: James of NSW 8:45am today
Comment 4 of 59

So that’s why it’s being published in the Herald Sun… a member of the media, right? As a giant, hide-it-in-plain-sight thing. Gotcha. By the way, I don’t recall the massive media coverup of the Oklahoma City Bombings just because Timothy McVeigh was white. I guess I’m wrong though.

I hate to say it, but it does not look good for Obama. I am a US citizen living in Australia and I have already sent in my absentee vote ifo Obama. During my trips back to USA, I do see that dark aspect of the culture which comprises Neo Nazi groups, KKK and other extremists. I have said all along that Obama must update/increase his security status to avoid assassination attempts. I believe that he is the right choice BUT these radical groups will always be after him.

Posted by: Robert Valent of KEW 9:01am today
Comment 12 of 59

It does look good for Obama. Polls have him miles ahead, and he has overwhelming media support simply because he’s part-black. Neo-Nazi groups are under constant surveillance, and rightly so. However, the KKK is not going to lay a glove on Obama; after all, he is their party’s Presidential candidate. As for radical groups always being after him, these groups are highly irrational. They will target whomever they think will bring them the most notoriety and attention.

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SARAH HARASsment Syndrome

It’s a partial PALINdrome! 🙂

Charles has an interesting post over at LGF. A twelve-year-old has been accused of racism for wearing a t-shirt with McCain-Palin on the back, and Go Sarah, Go on the front. Is this not completely beyond the pale?

I thought of the partial PALINdrome in comments – SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND! ALL SHALL BE REVEALED!

But wait, there’s more… Remember the YouTube video of upper west side New Jerk leftscum booing and flipping off McCain supporters? Well, now things are getting physically violent on Lexington Avenue.

“Tough being a despised minority in New York.

A spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney confirms the authenticity of a story circulating on conservative blogs: that during a (rare, and small) McCain rally on Lexington Avenue and 51st Street in Manhattan last month, a hostile local grabbed a woman’s sign, broke it and hit her in the face.

One blog posted a redacted version of the complaint, which the spokeswoman, Jennifer Kushner, said is authentic. She gave the defendant’s name as Bernard Feuerman, said he’d been charged with second-degree assault, and that he’s got a Jan. 23 court date.”

Get that? A self-loathing Jew named Bernard Feuerman punched a woman in the face just because she was carrying a McCain-Palin sign! That’s right, leftard men hit girls.


The left has become utterly immoral.

Caring, compassionate, feminist post-racial Lefty reveals Palin fantasy

Sandra Bernhard (Walker/Getty/Getty Images)

Sandra Bernhard (Walker/Getty/Getty)


Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican Vice-Presidential candidate, would be “gang raped by my big black brothers” if she enters Manhattan, says caring, compassionate Lefty Sandra Bernhard in a several-minutes-long diatribe against “the turncoat bitch” in her new one-woman “comedy” show.

Well done, Sandra.  You’ve just demonstrated that you still believe in the old racist stereotype of black men as violently sexualised gang-raping savages and you’ve just shown your contempt for powerful, capable modern women.  You will have offended a lot of women, who don’t believe that threatening a female politician with whom you don’t agree with being gang-raped (and by blacks, specifically?  Is that supposed to make it worse or something?) is particularly kosher and just about anyone else out here who has even an ounce of decency.  “Riffing” on the fantasy of gang rape (by blacks! oooh-waaah) of our Star Ordinary is going to boomerang on you and your “progressive cause” just as all of the other ham-fisted attempts to bring her down have.

On the other hand, when deranged Lefties and Progressives keep outing themselves as racist, woman-hating, violent unreasoning morons, it can’t but help the Republican cause.  Keep it up, Sandra.  Keep it up, Heather.  Keep showing us what lies behind the myth of the caring, compassionate, tolerant, liberal progressive — for most Ordinary Joes out here who had no idea, it’s like watching a slo-mo car crash, and it’s most edifying.  Or it’s like Sarah Palin really did make their heads explode and now we get to see all the maggots inside.  (caution: picture not breakfast, lunch or dinner safe)

In any case, come what may in November, the behaviour of the Ugly Left  won’t be quickly forgotten – or forgiven.

–via email from Mrs JD, eagerly anticipating the protests by her fellow blacks and feminists…

UPDATE: The rant (“comedy sketch,” if you consider someone standing on a stage haranguing people “comedy” ) also includes some bizarre religious demands:  “Don’t you f**king reference Old Testament, bitch! You stay with your new goyish crappy shiksa funky bullshit! Don’t you touch my Old Testament, you bitch!”  Ho-kaaaaay… Gateway Pundit has still more.  Video below (language warning)

UPDATE 2: S.E. Cupp in the New York Daily News –

I have a message for the self-styled guardians of womanhood who have decided that Sarah Palin is public enemy No. 1 – please stop talking. You’re embarrassing yourselves and women all over the country.

You are making otherwise thoughtful, careful, intelligent, tolerant and modern American women of every political bent look and sound ridiculous. As a woman myself, I’m begging you to stop. Put the pen down, close out the blog, push the E! microphone away. Your trash-talking is disturbing and humiliating. In fact, it’s setting back the true cause of feminism – the advancement of women – far more than your imagined nemesis.

Stop using and abusing Palin to pump up your own overweening egos. You are not the next Sojourner Truth, and Palin is not your next punch line. She’s a mother, a governor, a wife and, yes, a real woman, whether you like it or not.

UPDATE 3: Michelle Malkin on Sandra Bernhard’s latest rant, plus one I missed earlier this month but would count as a must-read:  The Four Stages of Conservative Female Abuse.

Is Climate Change… Racist?

With no Klansman to defend against or whites-only signs to tear down, certain blacks are consumed with searching for racism in a single glance or an innocuous comment or on a magazine cover or under rocks. In this case, they looked for and found racism in the skies. From the report:

African Americans are thirteen percent of the U.S. population and on average emit nearly twenty percent less greenhouse gases than non-Hispanic whites per capita. Though far less responsible for climate change, African Americans are significantly more vulnerable to its effects than non-Hispanic whites. Health, housing, economic well-being, culture, and social stability are harmed from such manifestations of climate change as storms, floods, and climate variability. African Americans are also more vulnerable to higher energy bills, unemployment, recessions caused by global energy price shocks, and a greater economic burden from military operations designed to protect the flow of oil to the U.S.

Pajamas Media/ La Shawn Barber

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Apology Given

Here’s the lowdown: a white guy takes a book to work to read on his breaks. The book is a non-fiction account of the Ku Klux Klan, a group deservedly criticised by most for their abhorrent, nasty, despicable, disgusting and appalling racism and race-based attacks on innocent citizens. More specifically, the book “recounts a 1924 riot between Notre Dame students and the Klan in which the students from the Catholic university prevailed.”

The man, Keith John Sampson, works at a university, supposedly a place which has the aim of educating and informing people, and the book he was reading is available from the university’s library. So technically, there’s nothing wrong with the book itself other than it’s topic matter.

His judgment was off in choosing to read that particular book on his breaks in my opinion. It’s certainly a subject matter which still has an effect on some people living in the United States, and is close to the heart of many people.

Yet should he have received an official reprimand for reading the book? I don’t think so. I think he’s a mature, intelligent person and, in all likelihood, doesn’t support the KKK in any way. Most people certainly don’t, and I’m going to assume that he doesn’t. I think his aim in educating himself further about the history of his country is a good one. He certainly could have been more sensitive to the feelings of his colleagues and could have read the book at home.

But I think that rather than accusing him of “racial harassment”, the university would have been more responsible in having his manager take him aside for a quiet word and mention that it would be preferred if he not read such material on campus. Most employees are quite responsible if asked nicely. I think the university were wrong in how they handled this.

Dirty Harry to Spike Lee: “Shut Your Face”

I love Clint Eastwood. I hope I’m that cool when I’m in my seventies.

“Clint Eastwood folds his gangly frame behind a clifftop table at the Hotel Du Cap, a few miles up the coast from Cannes, sighs deeply, and squints out over the Mediterranean. “Has he ever studied the history?” he asks, in that familiar near-whisper.

The “he” is Spike Lee, and the reason Eastwood is asking is because of something Lee had said about Eastwood’s Iwo Jima movie Flags of Our Fathers, while promoting his own war movie, Miracle at St Anna, about a black US unit in the second world war. Lee had noted the lack of African-Americans in Eastwood’s movie and told reporters: “That was his version. The negro version did not exist.”

Eastwood has no time for Lee’s gripes. “He was complaining when I did Bird [the 1988 biopic of Charlie Parker]. Why would a white guy be doing that? I was the only guy who made it, that’s why. He could have gone ahead and made it. Instead he was making something else.” As for Flags of Our Fathers, he says, yes, there was a small detachment of black troops on Iwo Jima as a part of a munitions company, “but they didn’t raise the flag. The story is Flags of Our Fathers, the famous flag-raising picture, and they didn’t do that. If I go ahead and put an African-American actor in there, people’d go, ‘This guy’s lost his mind.’ I mean, it’s not accurate.”

Lee shouldn’t be demanding African-Americans in Eastwood’s next picture, either. Changeling is set in Los Angeles during the Depression, before the city’s make-up was changed by the large black influx. “What are you going to do, you gonna tell a fuckin’ story about that?” he growls. “Make it look like a commercial for an equal opportunity player? I’m not in that game. I’m playing it the way I read it historically, and that’s the way it is. When I do a picture and it’s 90% black, like Bird, I use 90% black people.”

Eastwood pauses, deliberately – once it would have provided him with the beat in which to spit out his cheroot before flinging back his poncho – and offers a last word of advice to the most influential black director in American movies. “A guy like him should shut his face.””


Read the whole enchelada. Seriously, it gets even better.

“Dirty Harry – the story of a cop railing against bureaucracy and pursuing criminals according to his own whim – has been so imitated that it is hard to imagine the revulsion that spilled over it upon its release. The New Yorker’s critic, Pauline Kael, called it “fascist”, and other reviewers heaped similar scorn on it. They wondered whether holding a .44 Magnum in a suspect’s face was the best way to pursue justice; they wondered whether the San Francisco setting was a slap at one of America’s most liberal cities; even the CND belt buckle sported by Scorpio, the serial killer in the film, was interpreted as a swipe at the left. With the cop thriller supplanting the western as Hollywood’s action genre of choice, Eastwood was surely the political as well as cinematic successor to John Wayne.

But moviegoers took little notice of those who attacked the film. They flocked to the cinemas, Dirty Harry’s dialogue passed into common parlance, and it now occupies an important if uneasy place in film history.”

Dirty Harry trivia you probably don’t know:

“(John) Wayne had turned the film down, as had Steve McQueen, Robert Mitchum and various others. Frank Sinatra was set to star until, according to showbiz lore, tendonitis in his wrist prevented him from handling the Magnum’s heavy recoil. “Probably just bullshit,” says Eastwood. But Ol’ Blue Eyes’ loss was Young Blue Eyes’ gain. Eastwood brought director/collaborator Don Siegel to the project. And, courtesy of a much misquoted line – “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: do I feel lucky? Well do ya, punk?” – the picture turned Eastwood from cowboy star into everyman icon.”

Personally, I loved this bit:

“These days Eastwood doesn’t really look back on his old films, though he mentions a viewing of The Outlaw Josey Wales, a film some regard as his masterpiece. He meant to watch for five minutes, but ended up sitting all the way through. “The films that I’ve done in recent years are the ones I remember the most,” he says. “I guess I’m living in the present more than the past.””

The Outlaw Josey Wales is my all-time favorite Clint Eastwood flick.

Josey (To the indian chief): “Dyin’s easy for men like you and me, it’s livin’ that’s hard.” LOL!

Mrs Mildred Loving

In 1939, a black child named Mildred Delores Jeter was born in the US State of Virginia. Twenty-eight years later, she would make history.

When Mildred Jeter turned 11, she started dating the 17 year old man Richard Perry Loving. He was white, and this posed a problem when Mildred became pregnant at the age of 18.

At this time, Virginia was one of 16 states which had a law preventing mixed-race marriages. The law that prohibited these marriages was the Racial Integrity Act, and was passed by the Democratic Party.

Due to the pregnancy and the social composition of the time, Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving decided to get married. Richard Loving knew it was illegal for them to get married in Virginia, and so the couple went to Washington D.C., and became husband and wife there. Five weeks after the wedding, they were arrested at 2 a.m. The couple were charged with “cohabitating as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth”, a charge they both pled guilty to.

In sentencing, Judge Leon M. Bazile stated “if God had meant for whites and blacks to mix, he would not have placed them on different continents.” The Lovings were sentenced to a one year suspended sentence each, and also ordered to leave Virginia and to not be in the State at the same time for 25 years, or they’d face further arrests.

The Lovings sought assistance from Democrat Robert Kennedy, who was the Attorney-General at the time, who forwarded a letter penned by Mildred Loving to the American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU took on the case. Due to the Lovings choice to plead guilty, they had no right to appeal. The ACLU then asked Judge Bazile to overturn his decision, but he refused. The Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals upheld Judge Bazile’s decision, and so the ACLU and the Lovings appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States.

This is where the case gets really interesting. In 1967, the case was heard before Chief Justice Earl Warren, a Republican, who determined that the miscegenation laws were in violation of the United States Constitution’s equal protection clause.

In handing down his decision, Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote some of the finest words I can recall reading in a while. He wrote:

“…The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men. Marriage is one of the “basic civil rights of man,” fundamental to our very existence and survival … Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State.”

The Loving case was a big step in the United States, one that’s led to more changes for equality.

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Sharpton and Obama: There’s No Business Like Race Business….by Roger L. Simon.

Al Sharpton criticizing Barack Obama for urging non-violence in the Sean Bell verdict protest puts into dramatic relief the major racial conflict of our time – and it is inside the African-American community, not outside. Outdated racial profiteers like Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and now the formerly obscure Reverend Jeremiah Wright are clinging for dear life to their reactionary views that have impeded progress in their own community for years.

Unfortunately for all of us, Obama — whose instincts should have been better on this matter — has found himself trapped between appeasing these race baiters (and their constituencies) and taking what is truly a progressive (note the use of the word) stand against them because of his twenty year association with Reverend Wright. The candidate’s speech on racism, so lauded in the press, actually worsened the situation by implying an equivalency between the reverend’s excrescences and his own grandmother’s fear of being mugged. That Obama could even think this way makes us wonder about his ability to lead us out of these particular woods.

And woods they are indeed. The situation is close to tragic and this election year shows a real chance of running off the rails in a way few of us would have predicted. It has a potential for pushing race relations seriously backwards in a society that was already relatively open handed. People do not like being accused of racism when it is not there. The original attraction of the Obama campaign is that it was post-racial and now it is anything but.

The rest at Pajamas Media

Rev. Wright Taunts Journalists, Blasts Government

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright taunted a gathering of journalists Monday in Washington, D.C., calling their coverage of his speeches an attack on the black church, while defending his claim that the U.S. was responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

Wright, the controversial former pastor of Barack Obama’s church, took dead aim at the U.S. government Monday — saying American soldiers in Iraq have died “over a lie” and calling the war “unjust” — as he called for reconciliation and understanding between blacks and whites.

Fox News

You know…This asshole has had way more then 15 minutes of undeserved yet racist fame. Rev. Wright, may you have a happy death.

1st In a new series, Mumblewatch.

The Australian public broadcaster is fairly renowned for its lefty bias, however in recent times it has hit a new low, providing a haven for a particularly vile anti-semite known as “Mulga mumblebrain”.

No accusation is to vile to point at the “evvvil Jooos!!”, and as a result it has been barred from commenting in a number of places. The ABC runs a moderated forum called “unleashed” which provides an open area for articles and commentary from people outside the ABC. All well and good, however its apparent sanction of jewhate by its commenters is beyond the pale. I have reported a couple of the worst ones for moderation, and as they are still present, I can only draw the conclusion that the ABC has no problems with blood libel and anti-semitism.

The worst of these filth is a creature Called Mulga. It is my intention to start a little ‘Mulgawatch” section here with quotes from the ABC forums, a log of comments “reported to moderators” and any responses by the ABC.

I hope El Cid will indulge me in this little vanity project. The following post is extremely long, and only comprises a fraction of comments from this poster. It would be extremely satisfying if a few of us could lodge enough complaints to embarass the ABC into removing such filth from a government funded website. please ad your own “report comment” by visiting the website and picking a couple of favourites.

(Apologies for not commenting much, am starting a new business as well as working, so am as busy as a dingo in a child care centre)

Here is the link to the whole “Unleashed” site.

Here is the moderation policy for the site.

And here is the first link containing the mumble.

And let us begin our thrilling reading:

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Bob Johnson cites race in Obama’s surge

Wading back into the Democratic presidential race, billionaire businessman Bob Johnson said Monday that Sen. Barack Obama would not be his party’s leading candidate if he were white.

Johnson’s comments to the Observer echoed those of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro. She stepped down as an adviser to Sen. Hillary Clinton last month after saying Obama wouldn’t be where he is if he were white.

“What I believe Geraldine Ferraro meant is that if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called `Jerry Smith’ and he says I’m going to run for president, would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote?” Johnson said. “And the answer is, probably not… .”

“Geraldine Ferraro said it right. The problem is, Geraldine Ferraro is white. This campaign has such a hair-trigger on anything racial … it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything.”

Johnson, who made a fortune after founding Black Entertainment Television and now owns the Charlotte Bobcats, is a longtime friend of Clinton and her husband, the former president.

Charlotte Observer


World Net Daily

sweet, let’s see what happens now with free speech in canada

Is There a Pattern Here? Victor Davis Hanson

Here we go again with Wright Redux.

By now no one is surprised by what is said by a Rev. Wright (“KKK of A”, Israel is a “dirty word”, etc.) or a Rev. Meeks (“white people” as “slave-masters”), or that they have figured prominently among Obama supporters.

Now the latest is apparently Rev. Eric Lee (“What other kind of Rabbis are there, but Jews?” “The Jews have made money on us in the music business and we are the entertainers, and they are economically enslaving us.’”), one of the designated co-sponsors of a Feb., 2008 “Obama—Get Out and Vote Rally” in Los Angeles, who on April 4th went on a public unhinged anti-Semitic rant about Daphna Ziman, the recipient of the Tom Bradley award.

The point is not to what degree Rev. Lee is directly involved in the Obama campaign (the usual official distancing will follow), but rather three other considerations:

First, once Obama failed to condemn Wright and offered contextualization, the flood gates of extremism were thrown wide open. Now any hate-monger, it seems, can go on a public racist rant, with the expectation that there will be no credible and absolute public condemnation. You see, our potential next President has already weighed in on Rev. Wright’s hate speech by citing his past good works, the commonality of such talk among all our religious figures, the special nature of the black church, and the unfair snippets that are replayed—all of which, of course, will offer the same “context” of mitigation for the Eric Lee hatred. We can imagine the accolades to come in the next few days concerning Lee’s public benefactions.

Second, when one collates what Wright, Meeks, Lee, and Sharpton have said, and then compares those “snippets” and “loops” with the cheery characterization of the unique protocols of the black church by Obama, then one realizes that the public is supposed to accept that African-American pastors are exempt from the sort of no-go speech zones that everyone else rightly accepts. It seems that we are rapidly reaching a sort of scary situation in which the black pastor will say whatever he wishes, no matter how anti-Semitic and racist, and then almost dare anyone to challenge that hatred, knowing that his congregation will support him, African-American intellectuals will contextualize him on television, and politicians like Obama (cf. Hillary’s past hugs of Sharpton) will defend him.

Three, these incidents will only continue until someone of stature in the civil rights community issues a zero-tolerance speech of the sort Obama should have given but failed at. In isolation, each subsequent outburst is explicable; in the aggregate they paint a picture of a deep-seeded racism and hatred that have been encouraged by the absence of any censure—the appeasement that we know so well from the Obama/Wright controversy.

Three weeks ago I wrote, in a number of postings, that we would see more of such Wright-like hatred in response to the widely-praised Obama race speech, which was, in fact, one of the great regressions in civil rights history. I don’t think that anything I have written has received more angry emails in response; but the Lee case, I think, shows that I was correct—and we can expect more still to come in the next six months. I also stand by my second prognosis—that in Obama we are witnessing the slow formation of a McGovern candidacy, a disaster to come that won’t be fully appreciated by now starry-eyed Democrats until September or October when, as in 1972, it will be too late.

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