Saturday, July 28, 2012

Political Digest for July 28, 2012

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Book Recommendation: White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Race Riots to America By Colin Flaherty
Kindle Edition:
Eric Holder, America’s first black attorney general, famously said the United States was “a nation of cowards” on matters of race, because most people won’t talk openly about racial matters. (Perhaps “Eric Withholder” would be a better name, as he continues to stonewall Congress over releasing documents about his department’s “Fast and Furious” program which killed hundreds of Mexicans and two US Agents.)

To refute Holder, comes now the brave Colin Flaherty, with this book about black on white violence in America. Do not expect his reward to be a medal for bravery from the DOJ for discussing these matters. So far, his reward has been to be vilified as a racist, the usual fate of anyone who candidly discusses race without agreeing 100% with the progressive meme on race. I fear he is likely to suffer worse, from IRS audits to violence.

White Girl Bleed a Lot is pretty much a collection of links to news stories and YouTube videos of a national epidemic of black on white, racially-motivated violence. (If you can read this on Kindle, the links will be live. The print edition directs you to a website when you can view his original sources.) You can argue if the numbers involved always justify Flaherty’s use of “Race Riot. But one thing is clear, there have been dozens and dozens of such incidents, any one of which, had it been a white mob beating a black person, would have gotten the full “Trayvon Martin-George Zimmermen-America is racist” treatment. This is why almost every American knows Martin’s and Zimmerman’s names, but few know the name of Christopher Cervini, an unarmed white teen shot dead by a black man, Roderick Scott in NY (with no “stand your ground” law) who walked on self-defense.

I have long argued that race doesn’t matter, but culture matters a lot. But the inner city black culture is certifiably violent and out of control. The brilliant black economist, Dr. Thomas Sowell, argues in his book, Black Rednecks and White Liberals that the violent black inner city culture was imported by migrating blacks from lower class white culture in the South, and is not inherently black. I do not fear middle class black folks who are part of the same culture I am. The many incidents Flaherty documents are mostly from lower class inner-city blacks of that culture. I would not go to those Chicago neighborhoods in daylight, and have been avoiding even downtown as this flash mob black violence has gotten worse here.

And lower class blacks are as racist, probably more so, than lower class whites. Whites who hold a racial animus have grown careful about dropping the “N’” word, while blacks glory in anti-white racism publically, in rap music and speeches, with no rebuke. Unfortunately, black racism has been fed for years by black and Democrat “leaders” who encourage a sense of victimization, grievance and entitlement in that culture in order to garner votes, power and money. That this has destroyed the black family, black aspirations and black youth matters not at all to them, as long as they get theirs. And despite all these black on white incidents, we cannot forget that black on black violence far exceeds the number of violent incidents Flaherty documents in this book. I’ve read that in the 1930s decade, 119 blacks were lynched in the South. But in Chicago, 120 people were murdered in the first three months of 2012. Most of them were black people murdered by black thugs. As I write, Chicago is mourning the murder of a black teen basketball star shot trying to break up a fight. You will only learn his name if it turns out the shooter was white.

Flaherty details how the media, quick to invent a new racial category of “white Hispanic” for George Zimmerman, has refused to identify the race of black mobs, and tried to suppress the facts. But suppression only hides the problem of black violence, which further hurts the majority of decent black folks who suffer at the hands of these thugs as well. And when the truth filters out, it feeds white bitterness and racism. Conversely, the media is quick to play up the racial angle every time a corrupt black politician is caught and plays the race card.

Having a president who weighs in that if he had a son, he would have looked like Trayvon doesn’t help. So would many of the black thugs who mob whites and murder other blacks. So what? Having an Attorney General who refers to blacks as “my people” doesn’t help. All decent, hard-working Americans with American values are my people, Mr. Holder, regardless of their race. All thugs are not, regardless of their color.

There is some repetition in the book, probably because Flaherty knows so many readers have been conditioned not to believe their own eyes. Flaherty has also been accused of cherry picking these incidents. Yes, indeed. Doesn’t make for much of a book if you report that on May 5th, nothing happened in Mayberry. This is a book about the national wave of black on white violence, and its under-reporting by the media, so one would expect him to look for examples of such. But if you have examples of mobs of white youths beating blacks, feel free to share with him. (Though I’m sure the media would have already headlined any such.) A feature of the book is the black on gay violence, pitting two Democrat interest groups against each other. When white thugs attack gays, it’s national news. Most of these incidents are unknown even to news junkies like myself.

The print version of this book has production flaws, in my opinion. The font used for headings is so bad as to be often unreadable. And there are numerous typos one hopes will be corrected in future editions. (Typos are the bane of a writer’s life. My granddaughter, 11, found and highlighted three in Advice for my Granddaughter.) Nevertheless, it is well worth reading, if only to shine a light on events the powers-that-be would like to keep in the dark. Liberals talk about speaking truth to power. Colin Flaherty speaks truth to violence.

Excerpt: The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5 percent from April through June, as Americans cut back sharply on spending. The slowest growth in a year adds to worries that the economy could be stalling three years after the recession ended. (this is what Obama meant when he recently said his economic plan was working. Plan working, people not working. ~Bob.)
Mayor Bloomberg endorses Scott Brown
Excerpt: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that he would endorse Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in his high-profile Senate showdown against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren, a coup for the Republican incumbent. (Well, I’m still for Brown. ~Bob.)

OK, here comes PC on steroids... to REALLY mess things up
Apparently the Obama Administration is considering an expansion of the Title IX legislation to fix another "gender discrimination" problem. It seems they've noticed that the great majority of students in some disciplines, Engineering and Physics for instance, are male. So remedies for this under consideration at the moment. Possible fixes are imposition of quota systems on schools, or penalties in the form of cutbacks in federal funding for schools that don't find a way on their own to balance things out better. I'm wondering what they will be doing to Veterinary schools, which are now over 75% women, or Nursing programs, which are over 90% women, or the classes in Teaching/Education that are heavily populated by women. More quotas or penalties? Somehow equality before the law has been morphed into total equality in everything, including personal preferences. Thus there can be no differences between what women choose to do and what men choose to do. So guys, get ready for your allotted quota of having your nails done (pedicures too, of course), and ladies, I hope you won't find the adjustment to allocated beer drinking too rough an adjustment. This is one of the ultimate stupidities of what I will call Ultraliberal thought, that it is not enough to give everyone equal opportunity, if we don't see perfectly equal results. Lack of equal results must be telling us that something is wrong and must be corrected. There can be no acknowledgement that men and women are, on average, not only physically different, but also psychologically different. We WILL have "One size fits all", and that's that. Heaven help us all. --Del

GOP senators feeling bad Karma: Grassley, Thune see waste of federal backing of high-priced hybrid car
Excerpt: Two senior Republican senators have questions about the Obama administration’s approval of more than a half-billion dollars in taxpayer funds to help a California automaker build hybrid subcompact cars in Finland that will cost buyers more than $100,000 each. Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and John Thune of South Dakota, a member of the Senate, want Fisker Automotive Inc. of Anaheim, Calif., to explain “what went wrong” in its selection by the Energy Department for a $529 million federally guaranteed loan to build the advanced technology vehicles, raising questions on whether department officials properly vetted the loan guarantee.

Worth Reading: Syria's chemical weapons arsenal
Excerpt: There is a degree of panic, and rightly so, over whether the Syrian tyrant Basher al Assad will use chemical weapons against either his own people or foreign attackers. His regime has this week threatened to do the latter, thus finally confirming what was long suspected but never openly admitted, that Syria possesses chemical weapons. It is believed to have mustard gas as well as nerve agents such as tabun, sarin and VX. The fear is either that the Assad regime uses them or that they fall into the hands of Hezbollah, al Qaeda or other Islamic terrorist groups.

I've got a brand new leather jacket
The natives are restless in Britain. ~Bob.

From Arab Spring to the coming nuclear winter
Excerpt: Imagine yourself standing among the rubble of what once were the World Trade Center towers, still smoldering and riddled with the carnage of nearly three thousand people in the wake of the 9/11 attacks just a few days earlier. Smell the sickening and acrid smoky haze of death as it invades your nostrils and clings to your clothes. Regardless of where you look, all 360 degrees of your vision is filled with nauseating devastation. Visualize the recovery efforts that surround you and listen to the sobbing as loved ones of the missing place photos on bulletin boards near Ground Zero, hoping and praying for a miracle that would never come.

Corzine’s MF Global Was Client of Eric Holder’s Law Firm. By Wynton Hall
Those wondering why the Department of Justice has refused to go after Jon Corzine for the vaporization of $1.6 billion in MF Global client funds need look no further than the documents uncovered by the Government Accountability Institute that reveal that the now-defunct MF Global was a client of Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer’s former law firm, Covington & Burling. There’s more. Records also reveal that MF Global’s trustee for the Chapter 11 bankruptcy retained as its general bankruptcy counsel Morrison & Foerester--the very law firm from which Associate Attorney General Tony West came to DOJ.

Fears for 2012 from a blog reader
In 2008, the majority of the American people, and many Mexican citizens, voted for Obama to prove they weren't racists. In 2012, they will vote for, and re-elect Obama to prove they are stupid. All liberals will vote for Obama again, because Romney is a rich guy. 95-98% of blacks will vote for him again, because he looks like them. Mexican nationals have been pouring over the border by the tens of thousands since 2008, and the vast majority of them will vote for Obama, the dead in Chicago and other cities around the country will again vote for Obama (presumably by absentee ballot?). The overseas military vote will probably be suppressed, as usual. The New Black Panthers will be intimidating white voters at the polls - why not? No one will stop them, much less prosecute them. And, while most Republicans and conservatives will vote for Romney, many won't because he is a Mormon (shudder), or not exciting enough. I'm really afraid this may be our last "free" election. That's what is becoming apparent to me. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt that I am. –LW

Quote from The Patriot Post
"I also believe a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals, that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities." --Barack Obama. Memo to Barack: AK-47s are usually in the hands of enemy soldiers shooting at our armed forces, and, thanks to you, in the hands of drug cartels terrorizing Mexican streets.

Obamacare Taxes Now Estimated to Cost $1 Trillion Over 10 Years
Excerpt: This week the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) updated their estimates of the tax increases embedded in Obamacare, i.e. the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Turns out it’s not so affordable. Over ten years Obamacare represents over a $1 trillion in new taxes. The chart below, reproduced from the House Committee on Ways and Means, outlines the more than 20 new taxes comprised in the law. (I’m not worried. Since I don’t make $200,000 a year, Obama promised my taxes wouldn’t go up a dime. ~Bob.)

Excerpt: Obama isn’t selling anything marketed to “Muslim Americans for Obama.”
The campaign does sell gear branded for “Jewish Americans for Obama,” “African Americans for Obama,” “Latinos/Hispanics for Obama,” “LGBT for Obama,” “Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders for Obama” and “Women for Obama,” among other groups.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) told The Daily Caller that the president’s campaign should be “inclusive.” (The Islamophobic SOB. ~Bob.)

Skeptics put the freeze on NASA 'hot air' about Greenland ice. By Jeremy A. Kaplan
Excerpt: NASA’s claim that Greenland is experiencing “unprecedented” melting is nothing but a bunch of hot air, according to scientists who say the country's ice sheets melt with some regularity. A heat dome over the icy country melted a whopping 97 percent of Greenland’s ice sheet in mid-July, NASA said, calling it yet more evidence of the effect man is having on the planet. But the unusual-seeming event had nothing to do with hot air, according to glaciologists. It was actually to be expected.

13-Year-Old Businessman Gets Shut Down by Local Regulators
Excerpt: A 13-year-old mowed lawns to save up enough money to buy a hot dog cart. He got licensed. Then he tried to sell hot dogs. The city shut him down. Why? Two reasons. First, the good old boys who run local restaurants two decades ago got independent food vendors zoned out. Second, the teachers union got businesses banned for anyone under 18. (Tell this kid “it’s a free country.” ~Bob.)

UCLA provided $100k for radical anti-American separatist group. By Josiah Ryan
Excerpt: A student group espousing anti-American separatist views at the University of CaliforniaLos Angeles (UCLA) received $100,000 in funding from the college administration last year, reveals an internal budget obtained by Campus Reform. The recipient of the funds is a student-organization, Moviemiento Estudiantil Chicano de AZTLAN (MEChA) which believes that the Southwestern U.S. states New Mexico, Arizona, California and parts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado are in fact part of a separate nation called “Aztlan.” (So the school's wise old ones are funding a totally anti-American group that wants to reclaim "Aztlan" somehow? (How is a heck of a question, all non-Hispanics move out as refugees to the remaining USA? Or stay as tolerated lower class of some sort? Somehow I don't see either of those as working out well.) And these monies are for "retention" activities, that is, somehow helping the kids who are flunking out to stay in school? There's nobody else at the school to do that? Like maybe people who just want to help needy students, as opposed to a radical group with their agenda to condition kids into their thinking. What a horrible mess. --Del)

No Joke. By Dr. Robert Owens
Excerpt: Fido, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Juan Valdez walk into a polling place. No this isn’t the beginning of a joke it is a key part of the Chicago Plan to re-elect the worst President in American History.

Justice Department Blocks Voter ID at Every Turn
Excerpt: People seemingly voting after they've been dead for years. Drug kingpins buying votes from poor people to sway elections. Non-citizens being bussed to the polls and coached on how to vote. Stories of voting fraud are shocking, and states have been taking action to make sure that elections are secure. But the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Eric Holder, has blocked states at almost every turn.

It’s not OK to ignore this pro-Romney ad. By Jonathan Capehart
The left is worried. ~Bob. Excerpt: And every time I have seen it, I get an uneasy feeling. The same feeling you get when you think you hear water dripping somewhere but can’t find it. To ignore it is to risk disaster, which is exactly what will happen to Democrats if they ignore the power of this ad.

Costs more, covers less: The latest bad ObamaCare news. It’s not working out as he promised: Studies show ObamaCare forcing many to lose their insurance — and many doctors thinking of quitting. By Michael Tanner
Excerpt: In the weeks since the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the evidence has continued to pile up that, constitutional or not, ObamaCare is bad news.

Cyber War Goes Heavy Metal--- New Computer Attack Detected On Iran Nuclear Facility
Excerpt: Computer systems at Iran’s nuclear facilities were attacked recently by a new worm that forced some workstations to randomly play the heavy metal rock song Thunderstruck, U.S. officials said.

Unscripted Moments Damage Obama’s Carefully Built Image. By Matthew Continetti
Excerpt: One cannot help noticing the struggle between Barack Obama’s natural instincts and the serene and benevolent persona he projects to the world. Beneath the visage of a cosmetically populist, post-racial, post-partisan reformer who wants to “perfect” America and to have “millionaires and billionaires” “pay their fair share” is just another condescending, self-important, sarcastic, academic liberal Democrat, who believes in false consciousness and in scholastic theories that success in life can be attributed to birth or luck or community but not to individual effort and grit.

Obama Will Attack Iran If He's Losing in October?
Excerpt: Barack Obama never served a day in the military. In fact, he and his Columbia and Harvard Alumni loathe the idea of serving in uniform. Neither will even allow an ROTC detachment on campus. Nevertheless if Obama is losing in October he has one huge card to play; that card will be attacking Iran. (He might just green-light Israel to attack Iran. If it goes well, he can take credit. If not, he can cut and run. Not the “kind of fellow you want at your back in a rough house,” as a Welshman told me about a Brit politician years ago. ~Bob.)

Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney and Why You Should Too
Excerpt: The first reason is easy: Barack Obama. It is shocking to think that a Marxist could ever be president of the United States. But it happened. (I’m not convinced that Obama has Marxist values, or any values over self. ~Bob.)

Short and good: Un-American. By Charles Murray
Excerpt: That’s the thing about Obama. Time and again, he does things and says things that are un-American. Not evil. Not anti-American. Just un-American.

How Democrats Lost Their Chance to Take Back the House. By Molly Ball
Excerpt: Recently, a Democratic candidate dropped out of his race for Congress in Arkansas. It turned out he'd been lying when he claimed he was a Green Beret. Whoops. Now the Republican representing that district, Rep. Steve Womack, will not have a Democratic opponent at all in November.

Excerpt: Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death? Actually, he has done that  ...and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony. (Easy to understand. Currently –it changes—Muslims outrank gays on the PC scale, so Muslims killing gays is PC. But gays far outranks Christians, so Christians being against gay marriage is not PC. Got it? ~Bob.)

'USA! USA!' Congressman's Anti-Big Government Rant Gets Standing Ovation On House Floor

Excerpt: The mid-session review from the Office of Management and Budget also projected lower economic growth in 2012 and 2013 than previously anticipated, and calls for $195 billion in economic stimulus to address an economy that "still faces significant headwinds." In fiscal year 2012, the White House downgraded its projection to a 2.3 percent growth in gross domestic product compared to 2.7 percent when President Obama released his budget in February. 9obama: “we tried my plan—and it worked.” ~Bob.)

Carney: Obama Is "Running On His Record"
If so, Romney wins! ~Bob

Chick-fil-A vs Chicago values
Excerpt: Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports Alderman Moreno stating that he does not feel Chick-fil-A shares Chicago’s values, whatever those are. The very same day the mayor lauded and heaped praise on Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakahn for his attempts to prevent violence in Chicago neighborhoods. Minister Farrakahn is virulently and openly anti-Semitic and anti-gay.

Winston Churchill’s Bust. And Team Obama’s Lies.
Excerpt: So Mitt Romney said he was looking forward to returning the bust of Winston Churchill to the White House. If you recall, it had been loaned to the White House and Obama sent it back. Romney, visiting the UK, said he would bring it back. Everyone had a few laughs at the jab and all went back to normal.
But then, the White House got involved.

Christians flee Islamic "rebels" in Syria
Excerpt: Obama is arming these devout Muslim "rebels." Obama has completely abandoned the religious minorities that are being crushed in the "islamic spring." As the violence continues to escalate against Christian women and children in Egypt, part of Obama's anti-freedom foreign policy is to suppress the horror of what is happening under his watch.

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