Good Idea. Glad I Came Up With It.

29 11 2011

We’re winning.

Yahoo:

A state Republican legislator has introduced a bill to the Illinois General Assembly to separate the Chicago’s county from the state–effectively making the midwestern city the 51st state in the union.

The bill, filed by State Rep. Bill Mitchell of Decatur Tuesday, would “enact legislation dividing Illinois and Cook County into separate states” because county residents “hold different and firmly seated views” on “politics, society, and economics” from people in the rest of the state. The bill’s supporters point to higher tax rates and strict gun laws in the Chicago area and contend that the northern county is out of step with its Illinois neighbors.

“These liberal policies are an insult to the traditional values of downstate families,” Mitchell told the Decatur Tribune. “When I talk to constituents, one of the biggest things I hear is ‘Chicago should be its own state . . . .Our voters’ voices were drowned out by Chicago.”

The measure would put the issue up to a vote by state residents through a referendum and then would require approval from the United States Congress and the president. As of this writing, the bill has just one other co-sponsor.

If that one other co-sponsor isn’t Bill Brady, then he’s hopeless.





Alec Baldwin Needs a Home

29 11 2011

And by “home,” I mean a special one.

Nutbar goes on a Twitter rampage, accusing AR, Mark Levin and Free Republic of being the same thing.

In reality, Mark Levin is a “don’t call me a neo-con” neo-con who sounds like Groucho Marx’s grandmother after a hysterectomy.  Invade the word, anti-“racism,” pro-Lincoln as the day is long, and all that.  I’ve already vented my spleen about him.

Free Republic — I think most Freepers mean well, but Jim Robinson is one I wouldn’t trust as far as I can throw him.  To me, he’s just another lamestream conservative Republican sans spine, who would rather die than be thought of by more than one in ten people as “racist” or harboring some sort of “phobia.”  I’ve had a run-in with him, and once was enough.  Censorship at the Free Republic is rampant, almost all of it at Robinson’s directive.

Only a screwball could put those two and AR in the same category.  That’s because a screwball did.





The Doc’s Paradox

29 11 2011

Ron Paul receives more campaign donations from civilian Federal employees than all other Republican Presidential candidates put together.

WaPo is beside itself trying to figure out why, when Ron Paul is the most likely person to put them out of their jobs.

I don’t work for the WaPo, but I figured out this “paradox” years ago, back in my brief few militia days, when I saw so many government employees involved.  (An observation that I am not the only one to have made.)  The reason so many Federal employees gravitate toward the ideology pejoratively called the “anti-government” right is because they’re in the belly of the “beast,” so to speak, and they see the shit that government is doing to people.  I’ll never say this person’s name, but I know someone personally, well enough to have his number stored in my phone’s memory, who is against affirmative action, organizes his political advocacy around being against it, joins groups and organizations opposed to it, but he makes his living as an affirmative action enforcement agent for some level of government.  Not saying any more than that.





Is Sanity Making a Comeback In Raleigh, N.C.?

29 11 2011

Sacramento Bee:

North Carolina’s death-row racial bias law may be dropped

RALEIGH, N.C. — All but three of North Carolina’s 157 death row inmates are waiting for their day in court to argue that racial bias played a role in their case. But the law that gives them hope is on shaky ground.

State lawmakers are scheduled to congregate in Raleigh Sunday night for the start of a three-day session that could result in the gutting of the historic Racial Justice Act.

(snip)

The death row inmates have included findings in their complaints from Michigan State University law school researchers that show that defendants who killed a white person in North Carolina were two-and-a-half times more likely to be sentenced to death than those whose victims were black. The findings also show that juries were disproportionately white.

Prosecutors complain that using statistics without the facts of each case can skew the picture.

But defense attorneys who fought for the law say the statistics tell an alarming story: In North Carolina, African-American jury pool members who were not rejected for cause – such as opposition to the death penalty – were rejected by prosecutors at about two times the rate as similarly situated whites.

The disparity was even greater in Cumberland and Wake counties. In Wake County, qualified potential African-American jurors were rejected at 2.5 times the rate of all other jurors; their Cumberland County counterparts were rejected at 2.6 times the rate, according to the Michigan research.

(snip)

Critics of the law argue it is a thinly veiled attempt to do away with the death penalty in North Carolina. Though people are still being sentenced to death in this state, no execution has been carried out since 2007, when a series of lawsuits sparked a de facto moratorium.

We’ve been through this before.  Defendants who kill a white person probably killed the white person under more heinous circumstances than the defendant who killed the black person.  Almost all the defendants in the killing of black people are themselves black (and maybe increasingly Hispanic, in North Carolina, Mexico’s newest colony), and it’s harder for any jury to pass out the death sentence against a black defendant.  Don’t forget, not every homicide is a first degree murder, often times they are charged as, or pled down to, Murder Two.  The defendants who kill white people are partly white and partly black, and white juries with white defendants and white victims are more likely than in any other circumstance to hand down the death penalty.

As for the juror rejection, that line they’re feeding you in this story is bullshit, because Federal civil rights laws disallow prosecutors from using preemptory challenges against prospective minority jurors when the minority is of the same race as the defendant.  If these black jurors were rejected without cause, i.e. preemptorily, it is the defense lawyers that did it.

 





Ed Martin Has All the Emotional Stability of a Kardashian

29 11 2011

First he wanted to run for the Senate.  Then he wanted to run for Congress in the new CD-2.  Now that Peter KinderCare is out, he wants to run for Governor.

What, because you came closer than any Republican ever did to winning CD-3 in 2010, the last cycle of a thirty-year run of CD-3 consisting of at least South City, South County and Jefferson County, that you think you’re all that and a bag of chips?

Maybe what Ed Martin really needs is a good nude yoga instructor.





Fun With The Great Cornholio, Part II

29 11 2011

LAT:  Long suspensions, heavy fines for Iran soccer players’ fanny pat

Come off it, Iran.  Straight guys who play team sports instinctively know how to whack each other in the ass without the “gay” accusastions being hauled out.

Daily Mail:  Could the Pontiff be fined £30 for not wearing a seatbelt in the Popemobile?

The answer is “shouldn’t.”  The Popemobile won’t get involved in an accident.  That and diplomatic immunity.

Daily Mail:  ‘We risk creating a generation without hope': One in five young people are now NEETs, government figures reveal

“NEET.”  Not neat, more like marginal vagabounds.

CBS Miami:  3 Facing Prison Time In $1M Toilet Paper Scam

The victim is rumored to wear a Metallica T-shirt all the time.

HuffPo:  Cops: Woman Tried To Smuggle Drugs In Hollow Bible

What a friend she thought she had in Jesus.

RCP:  Cornel West: Ultimate Fight For Entitlements Will Be In “The Streets”

It will be more like this:  Look, America, this is what you’ve been funding with welfare for 45 years or more.

NYP:  A student a day busted in public schools

NYPD being too lenient.

Daily Mail:  Meet baby Jihad: Thirty-seven stone mother-of-fourteen names baby boy… after Muslim word for holy war

No, the real scandal is naming your son “Adolph.”  Then the “child protection” goony birds come swarming in like Caucasian on rice.





Long Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-Up

29 11 2011

I’ve got a lot of stuff here, so I can’t elaborate on some of these stories to the extent I would like and usually do.

LOCAL AND REGIONAL

*  Drudge’s link to a story about people preparing for the End-All?  “St. Louis” is at the top.  Go figure.

Mizzou and Missouri State get prominent mention here.  Don’t look for it to stop.  One word:  Money.

The Boy Scouts might actually be worth it, if they didn’t pander to Hispanics.

P-D defends its calling Knockout Martin Luther King a “game” because the police call it a “game.”

Hello?  Journalism.  Not a cut and paste service for SPLD press releases.  I thought the P-D’s mission statement included something about not automatically trusting people in power.

Usury laws making a comeback?

Fake piss out of a fake dick to pass a dope test.

Crestwood is a great place to raise kids, and the reasoning is that it’s 13 miles away from the home of the World Series winners, and its school district has the IB program, which I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole.

*  Yes, Illinois.  We know you’re for diversity.  That Old Reprobate on all the license plates is proof enough for me.

This twit was something of a big story in KC this past weekend, when they weren’t going on and on about Black Friday.

If she’s mad now, she should just wait a few years:  Kris Kobach is in the bullpen of Kansas politics.

All four high school football teams from St. Louis County lost their respective state championship games, all to teams near Kansas City or in Southwest Missouri.  This is the second year in a row when St. Louis was shut out of football state championships, and the Show-Me Bowl is held at the Edward Jones Dome, no less.  Country Day, Burroughs, CBC and Kirkwood are the four St. Louis schools this year that came home empty handed.  And it couldn’t happen to nicer schools.  Country Day?  Old money, arrogant as hell.  Burroughs?  New money, the students are often caught sleeping in the hallways, and arrogant as hell.  CBC?  Any high school that calls itself “College” is arrogant, but CBC’s football team is heavily black because it (illegally) recruits, IMHO.  Kirkwood?  Well, you should know me well enough what I think about Jerkwood.  Kirkwood is pound for pound the snootiest place in St. Louis County.

Yes, I think there’s a racial angle to the football supremacy of Kansas City and Southwest Missouri.  It’s a bit of a stereotype, and it’s not without its errors, but KC/SW football tends to be white, and St. Louis football tends to the “caste system” black.

NATIONAL

Will people quit paying attention to Pat Robertson like he’s still relevant or something?

Mac and Cheese is Sole Food — Let it sit for too long and it’s as hard as a rubber sole.

Really.  I would have never guessed.  Whites in the Southwest are screaming “DUH!”

*  When it comes to this row about sporting on Federal land, all is not as it seems.

Another reason to come up with a different drug policy.  My only slight defense of these tactics is that dope users and dealers also tend to be involved in violent crime.

Yet another reason to come up with a different drug policy.

Repeat.

Yankee Government wants to hire people fluent in both English and Ebonics.  Why?  The DEA needs help translating ghettoese into readable English.

Is our wonderful BRA Federal government somehow linking Ebonics and its native speakers to the illicit drug trade?  RACISM~!

You’re not comparing apples to apples, Hoft.  Just because only 1.6% of active Occutards are black and 6% of self-identified Tea Party Movement supporters are black doesn’t meant that blacks are far more sympathetic to the Occutards than the TPM.  The only kind of black people who go to TPM functions are speakers, there are almost none in the general crowd or audience.

Most Republican Governors aren’t on the “Holder Should Resign” train, including Jan Brewer, whose state was most impacted by F&F.  That’s disturbing, because that tells me that most Republican Governors would run Fast & Furious type scams if they were President.  They’re probably already doing something similar in their states.

Cue Irony.  Al Gore is an APPL Director.

*  This is a left-of-center writer;  You can tell from some of his weasel phrases.  But even he doesn’t buy into the Potok/CAIR bullshit.

This news preceded the Edsall bombshell in the NYT that stated that the Democrats are punting on the white working class.  Why would they do that, when the white working class was the important marginal demographic that handed Obama the Presidency in 2008, and will be crucial again in 2012?  The answer is that the Democrats are giving up on short term in lieu of the long term.  They’ll tolerate losing the next few cycles while they wait for their demographic time bomb to go off in their favor.

Vermont:  Mexico’s newest colony.  BTW, Vermont’s libs all love their anti-corporate attitudes, so why should Vermont farmers need all this Hispanic stoop labor?

*  The Bigmouth of Omaha, the one that says “us rich people should pay more taxes,” is suing the Feds over their almost two-thirds gigabuck tax bill on one of his firms.

Detroit:  Dhimmi USA.

*  Sorry, your precious Hispanic community was the cause of this.

*  Wal-Martinez breaking through in D.C. proper, but in order to grease the skids, it had to promise to dole out a lot of affirmative action sinecures, and not sell firearms or ammunition.

First off, if all the D.C. blacks are headed to PG County, why should this matter anymore?  In ten to twenty years, DC will be a white liberal yuppie town.

Second, I wish Wal-Martinez would get out of the gun/ammo business altogether.  That’s because I want the retail end of at least one industry to be the exclusive province of non-big box small operations, the mom and pop stores.

Just imagine what the D.C. Wal-Marts will be like next Black Friday.  I hope the people that run the Chimp Out website are there with HD video cameras.

Krispy Christie opposed to national reciprocity for CCW.  And NOT for the same reason that Ron Paul is, you can be assured of that.

I would have voted no, because the better way to get national reciprocity for CCW is for carry states to get together and form a uniform convention.  If the Feds force national reciprocity of CCW, the next step is gay “marriage.”

Who says that higher education is interested in education?

*  The rest of the world is finally coming around to realizing what I figured out weeks ago:  Big city and leftist politicians suck up to the Occutards because they ARE Occutards.

Now, Syracuse.  The big difference here is that Jim Boeheim already ran his mouth off defending Fine, accusing his accusers of being money grubbing liars.  Looks like Boeheim’s days are numbered.  By the end of this year, we could have both Jim Boehim and Joe Paterno on the unemployment line — Who saw that coming?

*  An 18-year old man, a Wisconsin college student, goes incognito.

Guess where he was found.

Duh.  Occutard.

A co-founder of Homespanic Depot says the economy won’t recover until Obama is out of power.

Maybe so, but that’s only part of the equation.

Blast from the past.  Relevant news now because Maxine Waters will now bring that Vashon Verve to the House Banking Committee.  She will be the ranking Democrat now that Barney Frank is “packing it in,” so to speak.  And she would run the HBC should the Democrats get control of the House any time soon.

BTW, I doubt Frank’s new redrawn district has anything to do with his sudden retirement.  He could win it easily.  If he didn’t lose in 2010, he could never lose.  I just happen to think he wants to retire because he wants to retire.

*  Romney:  Phony.  Proof.

I’m calling bullshit.  Obama already enacted most of the DREAM Act by executive fiat, and I’m sure Texas, under the open borders Rickroller, has an equivalent.

This is nothing more than the typical tragedy of a young man committing suicide for the usual reasons that young men commit suicide.

They probably cross dressed because they thought their victims would be less leery around black “women.”  Trust me, I wouldn’t turn my back on a lot of black women, either.

I look at this story from another angle:  The absolute bankruptcy and uselessness of conservative Republican ideology.  It ran California for the longest, and look at what good came of it.

*  Lucky reader, I did the work for you.  It strongly corresponds with the heavily black parts of Miami City.

INTERNATIONAL

Adidas will sell shoes for $1 in India, and still expect to turn a profit.  So why are we paying $100?

I think this goes in the same category as a dope dealer giving a kid his first dime bag for cheap.  Get ‘em hooked early, then they’re customers for life, no matter what you charge.

British immigration officers are going on strike?  How can you tell?

Black skin privilege.  There’s your answer.

Black skin privilege, Part 2.

To live and work in Dhimmiville.

Danish “Short Bus” schools are filling up fast with the progeny of Pakistani Muslim cousin marriages.

Because it’s Africa.

*  Because they are.  You’re not really paranoid if they’re really not out to help you.

Now it’s the cop’s fault?  You would have strung the cops up if they would have done anything.

*  Really, Nick.  Do you think there might be a good, sane, rational and logical reason for that?

BTW, we hear that same canard in America, that there are more black men in prison than in college.  It’s not true, as a matter of fact.  That probably says more about the sad state of higher education than anything, with all its affirmative action and racial pandering.  It’s also a sad commentary about our criminal justice system — If the system were really fair, many more black men would be in prison.  The system gives black chance on top of chance to avoid incarceration.  In a sane America, there WOULD be more black men in prison than in college.

*  Gender pay gap?  Gone in England, and in fact, among 20-somethings, women beat men.  Will the feminists stop whining about it now?  No.  Black obsessives are still whining about slavery.

*  I highly doubt this isn’t the first “racist rant” on London public transit.  It is the first one that Official Britain cares about.

Why do Australians love to vacation on Bali?  Remember the Bali terrorist bombing several years ago?  It’s insane to run around half naked on an island in an island country full of hateful Muslims who have an axe to grind against the white infidel.

*  Euro failed.  Nick-n-Ang’s solution?  More centralization.

*  Like the man named George wrote so long ago, some pigs are more equal than others.

*  Wyclef Jean:  His favorite charitable cause turned out to be himself and his cronies.

*  “No, it wouldn’t have to be Mandarin.”  But it’s gonna be.

*  “Group N may have leapt to humans from chimpanzees, possibly through the handling of bushmeat infected with the simian equivalent of HIV, scientists say.”

“Handling bush meat.”  Double entendre?

Pretty soon, this strain of HIV will be in a “Saint Louis” hospital far closer to me than Paris.

Canada ditches Kyoto.

*  CO2 pollution — It’s a third world thing, you better understand.

MISCELLANEOUS

Is “Song of the South” part of this?

I think the odds of the Cardinals winning the World Series were even longer in late August.

Head bumping a sperm whale.  Not exactly “Bros Before Hoes.”

Miley Cyrus…Sheesh.  They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  For Billy Ray’s sake, I hope that’s not always true.

ESPN does a follow up profile on the woman coaching men.  I don’t doubt her football chops, but I am having trouble wrapping my mind around the “academic success story.”  We’ll eventually find out that that was all faked up.

*  In any other situation, atheism would be criticized as an outgrowth of white racism, just on the basis of disparate impact.

*  He did indeed get a racial pejorative thrown at him.  Just not from the group of people at whom this was supposed to be a preachy condescending moral lesson.

More and more accountants are lying about having taken an ethics course.  Which, in full circular logic, proves the point.

I get the feeling this “ethics course” is an outgrowth of Sarbannes-Oxley.  That monster piece of legislation did nothing to solve the problem which led to its adoption, the Enron-Arthur Andersen scandal.  That problem will only be solved when larger publicly traded corporations are forced to deposit the money they would spend to hire an auditing firm into a central pool which chooses and pays an auditing firm at random to audit the larger corporations.

TECH

The bionic eye might not have to be the whole eye.

Sam Francis’s home town might be the new Silicon Valley?  Be careful what you wish for, Chattanooga, you just might get it.

The computer industry is being rocked by a shortage of traditional mechanical hard drives.  That’s caused by floods in Thailand.  Come to find out, most of the world’s mechanical HDs, including the major well known brand names, are made in Thailand, and the whole industry is reeling.

Where is it written that HDs must be manufactured in Thailand?  Answer:

Thou must assemble in Phuket. — Seagate 3:16

Dude, you’re getting an FTC lawsuit.

The low-end Intel integrated graphics (HD 2000 on the Sandy Bridge CPUs) can run a typical Windows or Linux desktop or laptop at high resolutions comfortably for the things that most people do.  The only people who really need add on graphics cards these days are people who do a lot of 3D gaming with relatively new titles.

*  Remember, this was a keynote speaker at the Republican convention in 2008.  Another censorbuggerbear.

Better idea, Joltin’ Joe:  Don’t censor Google, but do disallow types like Muslims from the DR to immigrate into the United States.  Easy button.

*  This has been Kurzweil’s whole point with singularity.  We won’t intend for digital machines to rule over us, but they will by default because we’re letting ourselves become so dependent on them.

SCIENCE

*  Translation:  Mama’s mama’s grandbaby, mommy and daddy maybe.

ESR has a seven-point tutorial on how to spot junk science riding over the horizon.

HISTORY

The more things change.








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