I would have a big problem with him coming back.
I would have a big problem with him coming back.
New York City
NAACP et al.: NO IN THUNDER to armed school security.
Chocolate City St. Louis
The city and county NAACP chapters aren’t getting along, (blacks fighting with each other — how insightful), and the P-D is upset.
To me, this is a feature, not a bug. Let ‘em fight with each other. The more they fight with each other, the less they can pick on us.
Miss Manning is right for the wrong reasons.
NAACP leader accuses Romney of favoring white people after speech
The response from one NAACP leader after Mitt Romney’s speech before the organization on Wednesday? He favors white people.
“I believe his vested interests are in white Americans,” Charlette Stoker Manning, the chairwoman of Women in NAACP, told the website BuzzFeed following the Republican candidate’s Wednesday speech in Houston.
“You cannot possibly talk about jobs for black people at the level he’s coming from. He’s talking about entrepreneurship, savings accounts — black people can barely find a way to get back and forth from work,” Manning said.
You don’t have to take my word for it. Hunter Wallace and Paul Kersey have said it over and over again — The average net worth of a single black woman in the United States can be had on the denomination which contains the image of the President that “freed” their ancestors.
Many, maybe a majority, of blacks never have enough money at any one time to open a savings account at most banks. The kind that has that kind of money don’t want to get their money “on the grid.”
When I was young, many of the lessons my elders tried to teach me was that poor people have poor ways. It took me a long time to grok what that really meant, but I did figure it out. What that phrase means is that most people who are poor are poor because they have rotten habits. The average net worth of a single black woman is $5 for much the same reason that so many black athletes blow through tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars of professional earnings and wind up bankrupt by 45. They were temporarily rich, but their poor ways eventually turned them into poor people once again.
As Jim Goad said, there’s a reason the third world finished in third.
Did I say unfortunate? I might have meant appropriate.
Should NAACP Teach Detroit Kids How To Interact With Police?
DETROIT (1270 Talk Radio) The NAACP hosted a seminar Saturday at Cobo Center called “A Youth Survival Guide for Police Encounters,” meant to train young black people to interact with police without escalation into violence and arrest.
All 200 participants left with a wallet-size sheet with 10 tips for handling police stops.
So, was it a good idea?
Were the media allowed into this seminar?
Because if they weren’t, I have a theory.
Oh yes, the participants left with these wallet-sized crib sheets, which they can show to the media and the media can eat up, all to engineer good PR for the NAACP.
But where there is an NAACP, there is an NAACP-LDF. And where there are NAACP lawyers, there are lawyers and an LDF that directly benefit from the fact that the Federal government pays the legal fees for those who file civil rights lawsuits.
I think I know what really went on in that seminar: The NAACP was coaching these “young black people” on how to provoke a cop just enough to generate a lawsuit, but not too much to generate a good hard whack of the baton.
One more thing — The whole thing was supposedly about teaching black kids in Detroit to deal with the big bad bully po-leeceseses. But what is the racial composition of the Detroit Police Department?
NAACP leader says country’s eyes are on NC
DURHAM, N.C. – The largest annual gathering of left-leaning and civil rights groups in North Carolina will have as one of its main goals the opposition to a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, organizers said Saturday. That effort could be a test of how much influence they wield among traditionally Democratic voters with socially conservative views.
At a news conference organized by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Durham, leaders including the civil rights group’s national president said the gay marriage vote joins a long list of concerns and causes ranging from poverty to the state budget. North Carolina’s position as a swing state and the site of the Democratic Party’s presidential nominating convention makes it a uniquely high-profile location for a showdown on those issues.
“Swing state.” That’s all you need to know. The NAACP really doesn’t much care about gay “marriage” per se, they just want the issue not to be on the November ballot to keep conservative voters at home so Zilch-bama can have a chance to win it again.
Unfortunately, Bev Perdue falling on her sword probably means that ship is well out to sea.
I’m surprised something like this didn’t happen sooner. After all, I’m sure the white people that live in far South County and in eastern Jefferson County that use that stretch of 55 often are really delighted to see that sign staring at their snoot every day. Ironically, they live in far South County or Jefferson County and not closer to the City because of black crime.
Some of the first real suburban development of Jefferson County a long time ago actually came from North St. Louis City whites who were driven out of their homes by black crime. That is a bit unusual in the history of St. Louis urban sprawl, because most white flight around here was directionally consistent to where one was in the city. North City whites generally fled northward and South City whites fled southward.
Sorry. The KC Occutards didn’t “co-opt” MLK Day, because if MLK were still alive today, he would be the Occutard of Occutards.
DO YOU THINK MLK WOULD HAVE ENDORSED THE HOBBIES OF A BUNCH OF HOBOS AND HIPSTERS WHO HAVE MADE MORE NEWS FOR HOOKERS & HERB @ THEIR CAMPSITE THAN ANY OF THEIR LOCAL POLITICAL MOVES?!?!?!
Would MLK have endorsed a movement known for hookers? Hmm. That’s a tough one, unless it isn’t.
I have said it before, and I’ll use the opportunity of the day to say it again: Neo-cons and lamestream conservatives are full of shit when they peddle the notion that Martin Luther King was one of them or would be one if he were still alive today. Even as watered down as “conservatism” has become, MLK would still be on the hard to far left, and he would vote and endorse Democrats virtually 100% of the time. The ONLY Republican to whom a hypothetical post-1968 MLK would have given the time of day was Jack Kemp.
Want proof? See one of MLK’s proteges, Jesse Jackson.
Controversy brews around bridge: Minority contractors’ group threatens to shut down project
EAST ST. LOUIS — The Metro-East Black Contractors Organization said it will shut down the Mississippi River bridge construction project if more minority contractors are not hired.
Bill Mason, president of the group, said he wants the Illinois Department of Transportation “to meet with us and sort things out or we’re going to shut the Mississippi River bridge project down.”
Flanked by graduates of the Highway Construction Preparatory Training Program, Mason said Friday he is tired of the excuses when it comes to putting minority contractors to work.
“These men and women are ready, eager and willing to work. They have certifications that show they’re acclimated to work in trades. They’re being denied by the unions. The union is putting pressure on IDOT and IDOT is reneging,” Mason said.
A representative of Union Local 100 could not be reached for comment. A reporter went to the office at 9339 Lebanon Road on Friday but no one was there.
Mason said he and the graduates have grown tired of watching white workers come into East St. Louis and surrounding communities from all many places doing all the high-dollar work while blacks can only sit and watch.
Mason wouldn’t divulge what the group would do in an effort to shut down the project, which is slated to be finished in 2014.
Eric Vickers, legal counsel for the Metro-East Black Contractors Organization said in June the state did two projects that came right through First Street that were worth about $40 million. “And, they’ve done nothing to make sure the graduates of this program get the work.
In July 1999, a similar group of black “contractors” on this side of the river “shut down” Interstate 70 in North St. Louis City for a few hours, protesting the same things. The problem is, they were only able to get away with it because the black St. Louis City Police Chief at the time, Ron Henderson, deliberately shut down the highway in advance of their protest, because he agreed with them politically. Ordinarily, it’s a state crime to block or impede traffic on state-owned right of way, (in spite of Interstate 70 being a Federal interstate route, MoDOT owns the right-of-way), but Mel Carnahan was Governor and Jay Nixon was Attorney General and Dee Joyce-Hayes was Circuit Attorney at the time, so neither Ron Henderson nor these protesters had anything to fear from that front. If there were fears about Federal prosecution, they were allayed because Bill Clinton was President and Janet Reno was Attorney General, and a Clinton flunky was the U.S. Attorney for St. Louis.
This same milieu wanted to turn the same trick on Highway 40 in Richmond Heights in advance of the reconstruction on 40. They only mouthed off but didn’t do anything because the white Police Chief in RH essentially said “make my day.”
Now, they want to “shut down” the bridge project on the Illinois side of the river, and only the Illinois side of the river. Why? Pat Quinn is Governor, and he only got to stay on as Governor because of Crook County’s vote, so they think he “owes” them.
Before you think about hiring any of these “graduates” of the “highway construction preparatory training program,” look at this.
Related: Eric Vickers = Radical Islam
She explicitly defended the Council of Conservative Citizens in her last book, Guilty. My esteem of her went way up because of that. Now, I’ve been an appointment reader of hers for as long as I’ve heard of her, just for the snark alone. However, as someone who is perpetually working toward a Ph.D. in sarcasm and snarkology, one that I will never attain, I can attest that most people either don’t understand much less grok sarcasm, or it is repugnant to them from a personality standpoint. I suppose the closest Coulter analogue the left ever had was Keith Olbermann, but he gave up on his clever snark years ago to become an unhinged deranged leftist.
She has a new book out, entitled Demonic. Now, before I carve these conclusions in stone, I’ll have to read the whole thing, just in case the author of this review is taking things out of context. However, just based on this, she just popped her esteem balloon in my eyes.
7.) Republican “Southern Strategy” was not racist
“The entire basis of the liberals’ ‘Southern Strategy’ myth is the sophisticated belief that anyone who votes Republican must be a racist,” Coulter writes.
“If Nixon had planned to appeal to white racists, speeding up desegregation was not an effective strategy. But he turned around and won an even bigger landslide in 1972, running against George McGovern and the party of acid, abortion, and amnesty,” she argues.
She’s right about Nixon, but halfway around about the S/S. Its purpose was to dog whistle around race to trick white formerly Democrat Southerners into voting Republican as a matter of habit, all the while the Republicans that won public office on the backs of the white South had almost no intent on following through, either with the half-assed dog whistling promises on race, much less any “full monty” racial agenda. Point of fact, Nixon’s ’72 landslide was because there was no Wallace on an indy or third party ticket sucking votes away from him, (Nixon deliberately sicked the Justice Department and the IRS around Wallace’s inner circle, to try and smear Wallace out of credibility for 1972, or at the very least get him to run as a Democrat because Nixon knew that the Democrats by that time had gone so far left that they would never let him be their Presidential nominee, even if Wallace would have never been shot and gotten a majority of the delegates — Hint: Superdelegates. Before that, Nixon directed a river of dirty money into the campaign coffers of Albert Brewer, the man who took over as Governor when Lurleen Wallace died in the Spring of 1968, and who Wallace faced and toppled to win the Democrat nomination for his second term as Governor — Nixon wanted a Brewer firewall to defeat Wallace and keep him out of credible contention for ’72. The great untold story about Nixon isn’t how cruel he was to the left, it was how cruel he was to his right flank. See also: John Schmitz, whom Nixon torpedoed at about the same time.), and McGovern was a bit too left-wing for the country to handle.
4.) The GOP has always been the party supporting civil rights, not the Democratic Party
“Angry violent mobs are always Democratic: Code Pink, SDS, The Weathermen, Earth First!, anti-war protesters, and union protesters in Wisconsin,” Coulter writes.
“Like them, the Ku Klux Klan was, of course, another Democratic undertaking, originally formed to terrorize Republicans, but later switching to terrorize blacks. It was Democratic juries that acquitted Klansman after Klansman. It was Democratic politicians who supported segregation, Democratic governors who called out the National Guard to stop desegregation, Democratic commissioners of public safety who turned police dogs and water hoses on civil rights protesters.”
Also: “Democrats only came around on civil rights when blacks were voting in high enough numbers to make a difference at the ballot box – and then they claimed credit for everything their party had ferociously blocked since the Civil War.”
Crack a book other than your own every once in awhile, will you, Ann? The original purpose of the Forrest-founded Klan in the 1870s was to deter black crime, (because the occupying Union troops wouldn’t, and in fact, encouraged it), by dressing up as the ghosts of dead Confederate soldiers, and quite a bit more. Now, when it had free time, it also terrorized white Republicans, but that was purely optional “cake icing.” And there’s no way in hell any credible historian of any ideological stripe worth his salt would consider the Klan in remotely the same box as 1960s and later far left rabble rousers. After the 1876 Presidential election and the deal to settle it that involved the end of Union occupation of the South, state governments in the South gradually re-assumed the responsibility to police and punish black crime, without the need for white sheets and cross burnings. Therefore, the first Klan withered and died because it wasn’t needed. The 1920s Klan, while anti-black, was more oriented toward the anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish, and opposition to white ethnics. In fact, the 1920s immigration restriction legislation that was eventually passed, the “national origins” scheme, while passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Republican President, was largely due to Klan and labor union support, two constituencies that at the time heavily favored the Democrats of the time.
I’m so tired of this business about equating an 1870s white Democrat to a 2010s white Democrat that my fingers are blue. Most people know better, especially people who have read at least one book not written by themselves in their lives, so I don’t need to repeat.
She is right that the Republican Party at its elite core is just as egalitarian and “civil rightsey” now as they were during the peak of Reconstruction mania.
2.) Coulter takes on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Martin Luther King Jr. was the heir to Rousseau. He used images in order to win publicity and goodwill for his cause, deploying children in the streets for a pointless, violent confrontation with a lame-duck lunatic: Theophilus Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor,” she writes.
In attacking King’s legacy, Coulter uses the words of liberal icon Thurgood Marshall, who became the first black justice of the Supreme Court, to aid her in tarnishing King’s reputation. “Thurgood Marshall had always disdained King’s methods, calling him an ‘opportunist’ and ‘first rate rabble-rouser,’” Coulter writes. “Indeed, when asked about King’s suggestion that street protests could help advance desegregation, Marshall replied that school desegregation was men’s work and should not be entrusted to children. King, he said, was ‘a boy on a man’s errand.’”
Coulter concludes, “The civil rights movement had made mobs respectable, to the great misfortune of the nation. In no time, liberals began engaging in what I believe Gandhi called ‘active resistance’ every time they didn’t get their way through legitimate legal processes.”
In a later chapter, she says, “If Nixon had been elected in 1960, instead of Kennedy, we could have skipped the bloodshed of the civil rights marches and today we’d be celebrating Thurgood Marshall Day, rather than Martin Luther King Day.”
Yeah, and, so? The only difference between Marhsall and King is that Marshall wanted to dispossess whites through quasi-legal means using legal methods, shredding the Constitution while acting as an agent of the Constitution, while MLK wanted to gin up street rabble (on that, Coulter is correct — In spite of all his rhetoric about “nonviolence,” everywhere MLK went and preached “nonviolence,” black violence went through the roof, and that was MLK’s intent, IMHO. White locals joined the Citizens Councils, the John Birch Society and other similar organizations in droves in reaction.). However, in my opinion, better the devil you can see (MLK) than the devil you can’t (Marshall). Better a ridiculous enemy that is nothing like you than a sublime enemy who infiltrates you. Believe me, they both hated white people just the same.
Marshall may not have approved of King’s methods before the infamous Bull Connor hosegate, but it is my understanding that the only reason was that Marshall was worried that the public would turn against “civil rights” if King’s street theater went badly. Now, it did go badly, but the media spin led most of the non-Southern public into the hands of the civil rights cause, something for which I understand Marshall was very pleased. As far as this business of Bull Connor vs “Children,” the MLK-led Rousseauean branch of the civil rights movement deliberately used teenagers (not “children”) in a lot of their street theater, because they knew they would get arrested, and real black adults had too much to lose — Most of them were gainfully employed, even though they were part of a civil rights movement that wanted to trick people into thinking that the white bigots in the Deep South wouldn’t let them have jobs.
I’m sure the truthful tidbits plus the snark will make Demonic worth reading. But believe me, I’ll be reading it with eyes wide open.
NumbersUSA, you’re a pretty useful organization. You’re pretty much the “Go To” for grading politicians’ immigration records.
Don’t you realize that what Carlos Santana said and did at the Atlanta Braves (now annual) “Civil Rights” game is perfectly consistent with the vision of “civil rights” promulgated by the many black civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King included, whose careers were based in that city? In the American experience, “civil rights” means almost nothing more than hating white people and dismantling white culture and institutions. Why don’t you think that tan people should be able to get in on the same “fun” that black people can?
Don’t you realize that you’re being too clever by half when you try to use the left’s language against the left itself? All you’re doing is endorsing the left’s game and ground rules.
And don’t you realize that responding to Carlos Santana is doing nothing more than giving that old washed up guitarist credibility? Hell, he’d be an even bigger nobody today if it weren’t for that dozen-year old song he did with the overrated Rob Thomas of the overrated Matchbox 20.
In similar news:
* Mexico is enforcing its own immigration laws — It found two trucks carrying a total of 513 illegal aliens (“illegal” by Mexican standards) on the Mexican side of the Guatemalan border, trucks that were headed for the United States. Almost all of the occupants were from Latin American, China, India, Japan (!) and Nepal. Now, how will Mexico react? Usually, they ship such people northward to sneak across our border.
It should be noted that the “much derided” Arizona SB 1070 has a provision about seizing the vehicles used to transport 10 or more illegal aliens at a time. As of this day, that part of SB 1070 is valid and enforceable — The DOJ/SG wanted both the Federal trial level judge in Phoenix and the 9th Circus Court of Appeals in San Francisco to enjoin that part of the law, but in both cases, the courts found for Arizona.
* B-A-Double-L-S: Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), the son of my preferred Presidential candidate in 2008, who won his father’s House seat after he abandoned it to run for President, has come out against the Navy naming a cargo ship for Cesar Chavez. If Hunter The Younger is right, and Obama is leaning on the Navy to do this because Obama is All-Hispanic-All-The-Time for 2012, then the amazing part is that it’s lost on everybody exactly the point they’re making, and they don’t even know it. Remember, Chavez, Ralph Abernathy and Walter Mondale jointly held a protest at the U.S.-Mexico border in California AGAINST illegal immigration in 1969.
I gleaned over this story a few days ago, but it keeps grinding on me.
Later, describing how he eluded media attention with his wife at McLean, Patrick says he has noticed that, as a black man, if he wears jeans, a casual shirt, and a cap, “people will often look right past you.”
Deval Patrick was the Assistant AG for Civil Rights in the Clinton administration. As you know, I actually predicted that Obama would have made him his Vice-President, and when that didn’t happen, his AG. That didn’t happen either.
So, as someone who has to be an expert in civil rights, and probably versed well enough in the history of the civil rights movement, I would ask of him: Wasn’t that the point of the civil rights movement? That an adult man in public wearing casual clothing indicative of an adult man attracts no curious or creepy attention just based on race alone? Now, if you would have paid extra attention to him and his jeans, casual shirt and ball cap, he would be moaning about the “racism” of your doing so. And with his whiny voice (yeah, I know, glass houses), that is something you don’t want to endure.
The occasion for this is his soon to be released autobiography. I hope they do release it soon, because the ten people that want to buy it just can’t wait any longer.
Other St. Louis media reported that Chief Isom said something along the lines of “youth crime is depriving our children of Dr. King’s dream.”
Sorry, bonk, wrong answer. “Youth crime,” of the kind the befuddles him and his department, (read: black crime) is the fulfillment of “Dr. King’s dream.” That “dream” led to several major legislative packages on the Federal level, any number of decisions on the part of the Federal courts, and various state-level copycats. All of which have had the direct result of ordering official society not to recognize racial differences, and certainly don’t apply the science of racial differences to the law and criminal justice system. This has had the effect (and probably the intent) of making Chief Isom’s cops pretty much impotent in the face of this city’s black criminals.
Newly minted U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt was also present and today’s ceremonies, and made pretty much the same kind of remarks. All I can say is thank God for the Constitution Party.
And, just as the “great” Ronald Reagan, the centennial of his birth is coming up next month, foisted this travesty of a holiday onto all of us on the Federal level, someone very similar to Reagan similarly victimized Missourians twenty-five years ago this month. You might have heard of him — His name is John Ashcroft.
The Memphis Commercial Appeal was able to find out that Ernest Withers, the famous photographer who captured much of the “iconic” imagery of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement he lead, was an FBI informant. He was doing the spying on MLK/CRM that J. Edgar Hoover and Bobby Kennedy demanded.
Among the goodies he revealed is that the day before he was assassinated, MLK met with a black radical group.
And there’s this little gem:
D’Army Bailey, a retired Memphis judge and former activist once watched by the FBI, told the paper that such covert tactics are “something you would expect in the most ruthless, totalitarian regimes.”
First off, this is confirmation of what an AR poster with the handle “sonofthesouth” said in a recent story at AR, about weird black names. D’Army does exist — Now all we need to know, as he said, is whether there are black lawyers in Memphis named D’Navy, D’Airforce and D’Marines. (There wouldn’t be a D’Coastguard, as another recent story bemoans the lack of blacks at the Coast Guard Academy.)
But the greater point is that D’Army Bailey is being a hypocrite when he denounces FBI spying. He and his modern-day ilk have no problem with Federal law enforcement and prosecutors, in league with certain paranoia-industrial complex organizations (e.g. ADL, SPLC), doing this and much worse to right-wingers. It goes way beyond reporting in this instance — FBIATFADLSPLC have “informants” on/about the right go far beyond just observing and writing down what they see — They have them attempt to provoke acts of violence so that the FBI can swoop in and make arrests for “conspiracy,” and then the ADL/SPLC to raise money in earnest, based on the supposition that their “intelligence gathering exposed these plots.” Hell, voters in New Jersey just made such a creep their Governor, and not a peep from the “civil rights movement” veterans like D’Army here about “ruthlessness and totalitarianism.”
I watched Glenn Beck’s little get together this morning, and before that, I watched C-SPAN’s “pre-game” coverage. Man, I tell you, those were four hours of my life I’ll never get back. I let that schizophrenic pseudo-pious neo-con bullshit kill some of my brain cells, when I could have done that with perfectly good whiskey. Then again, maybe it was worth my time, because it encapsulated everything that’s wrong with lamestream conservatism and the Repugnican Party. If this is all we’ve got to go up against Obama, then we might as well lower our pants and let the communists rape us mercilessly.
I don’t know where to start or end, or whether even to start, so I guess I’ll just run down a few bullet points, as seems to be my habit on this medium these days. James Edwards can handle the tour de force commentary.
* Ralph Reed, who ran the Christian Coalition (into the ground) in the 1990s, was the guest on C-SPAN’s pre-game show. Near the end of his part and the beginning of the rally, Reed said that he encountered an Afghan man in D.C., who was taken aback, and not in a positive way, that people would actually protest their President. (Of course, this Beck rally wasn’t really that). Now, does a good neo-con sicko like Reed have the ability to put the obvious two and the other obvious two together to make the obvious four? There’s no turning these people in their own country into a democratic republic, no matter how many troops you deploy and no matter how much money you spend/waste. Yeah, we should be “in” Afghanistan, but only to kill people and break things. As far as that goes, we should have been done by now.
* Al Sharpton supposedly held a counter-rally. We knew that was going to happen, and I was expecting to see footage from the counter-rally, where black civil rights leaders denounced “white privilege.” I just didn’t expect to to come from the rally itself.
* About that: This niece of MLK that was a feature speaker — She’s no conservative. The only reason she’s running around with lamestream conservatives like Beck is because she’s on the outs with the rest of the King family, and it’s all got to do with money.
* Does Glenn Beck not realize that real freedom and Martin Luther King’s vision on that very soil of 47 years ago are diametric opposites? We lost a whole lot of freedom pursuing MLK’s Dream. Ironically, one of the major bloggers associated with this event today advised people to go nowhere near D.C. neighborhoods and public transit stops that are associated with the people who we just had to extend civil rights to in the last generation. Oh yeah, pander to blacks, but just don’t travel anywhere near them. (UPDATE: Said blogger is a big-time Democrat donor. This article is wrong in stating that Arizona’s Jim Kolbe was the only openly homosexual Republican in the House at the time that Majors made his donation — There was also Mark Foley.)
* Beck implied that MLK/CRM were entirely on the side of the angels, while the opponents were nothing more than moronic knuckle-dragging bigots. I regret to inform you, Mr. Beck, but there was a lot of resistance to the CRM in the 1950s and 60s on the intellectual and cerebral level. As loath as this publication would be to admit it today, half the anti-CRA intellectuals of those years worked for National Review. At least two states in the South declared a certain day on the calendar to be “Race and Reason Day,” titled after Carleton Putnam’s book.
* Just what does Glenn Beck want? Best I can tell is that he advocates God. That’s a really brave stand to make, Glenn. He went on and on about how we’re all supposed to have this unity between churches, synagogues and mosques. (Gonna make it harder for him to be against the G0M, isn’t it?) I certainly believe in God, but I also know there are people who believe that there isn’t any such being, and there are people who are unsure whether there is or isn’t such a being. I also fully recognize that atheists and agnostics have civil liberties and civil rights.
* There were a couple of Vietnam vets featured prominently. Sarah Palin featured one just before MLK’s niece spoke. The irony of that is that the real MLK was opposed to the Vietnam War, and ramped up his vocal criticism in the latter few years of his life. MLK’s two big problems with the Vietnam War were: (1) It was hurting communists, and (2) The cost was “supposedly taking resources” away from social welfare spending. There were right-wing JBS-style neutralitarians who were opposed to the War in Vietnam, but MLK was not one of them.
* On to the local angle: Tony LaRussa wouldn’t know “honor” if it hit him on the head like a ton of bricks. Turn on 1380 AM at 2 PM on weekdays to find out why.
* Ironically, Beck went on and on about how it’s so wrong for kids to turn screen actors and cartoons into heroes, rightly stating that real heroes are regular human beings who do the right thing when doing so is personally hurtful, then gives his hero award to a baseball player.
* Oh, and one more thing? Glenn Beck certainly has a lot of faith in Albert Pujols. (BTW, that “Pujols Family Foundation” of his? Nothing more than a fancy way to shield his baseball and endorsement earnings from income taxes. Ever notice that every professional athlete has one of these “foundations?” A lot of politicians do, too, such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, the same types who want the “rich” to pay more in taxes. Now you know why. Sure, you have to give a few dimes to charity every once in awhile.) He better pray to the God in which he has so much faith that Pujols isn’t ‘roiding. (Which I think he has in the past. Don’t tell me “no positive test.” There is no test for HGH.) If he his, then Beck will be just one in a very long line of people and institutions whose credibility is shot in the direction opposite God.
St. Louis Tea Partiers in general, and Bill Hennessy in particular, are going to pre-condemn the NAACP for its anti-white racism before the NAACP can “officially” condemn the TPM movement in general for its “racism.”
Trouble is, this is Bill Hennessy we’re talking about here. I don’t see why he’s against the NAACP for anti-white racism, because that’s something he seems to share in common with the NAACP.
I know you could use the money.
Tea Party members have used “racial epithets,” have verbally abused black members of Congress and threatened them, and protestors have engaged in “explicitly racist behavior” and “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically,” according to the proposed resolution.
Andrew Breitbart’s still got that 100 kilobuck offer open for anyone who can prove the first part. He’s anxiously awaiting the proof you must have in order to be able to pass this resolution without getting slapped with a libel lawsuit.
“We’re deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse progress that we’ve made,” NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell told ABC News. “We are asking that the law-abiding members of the Tea Party repudiate those racist elements, that they recognize the historic and present racist elements that are within the Tea Party movement.”
Pay attention to the semantics here. She’s implying that white racism is a crime. Which would be news to me if true.
Then again, I wish I had a dime for every person I know who mistakenly thought that handguns had to be registered with some law enforcement authority, simply because it’s said so often on TV crime dramas.
Just when we were all getting comfortable in our hatred of Dan Gilbert and LeBron James, you had to come along and make us sympathetic to both of them again.
The worst part about JJ’s rant is that it now moves a sports issue into the political arena. You watch, conservative talk radio all day today will go on and on about this. Of course, LeBron going to Miami was tangentially a political issue before, because of the state income tax thing. But Jesse Jackson talking about slavery is like a cancer hitting the lymph nodes.
The only place where JJ is right is that this was nothing more than an adult man finishing his contractual obligations to one firm and then signing on with another. IOW, he was finished being an $11 million a year slave, and now he’s a $16 million a year slave. What belies JJ’s contention that Dan Gilbert thinks of LeBron as an escaped slave is that, as you know, Gilbert ultimately agreed to the sign-and-trade. He technically traded his “slave” for several future “slaves.”
I agree that Gilbert let his mouth run ahead of his brain, or fire ready aim, you know how that goes. (So do I; I’ve done this a few times in my life, which is why I compose virtually all of my blog posts in Notepad, then read them, then edit them, then correct all the spelling errors, then post them.) However, that’s Jesse Jackson’s stock-in-trade. Hell, as much as JJ thinks that Gilbert uses the escaped slave prose vis-a-vis his former star player, that’s the attitude that the Democrat Party has about black voters in general. And in that arrangement, JJ is the House Negro.
42: Recruiting members for the K-people and organizing chapters for the K is just something you had to do in West Virginia in the 1940s to become a U.S. Senator from that state.
To think, Clinton won that state, twice. And he just Pwn3d it like nothing has ever been Pwn3d before.
I think Clinton is projecting himself onto the late Sen. Byrd. He’s the one who had to act more conservative (albeit not extremely right-wing) in order to get votes, both in his statewide races in Arkansas, and eventually on a national basis. Signed Confederate Flag Day in AR, proudly proclaimed seggy J. William Fulbright as his mentor, Pwn3d Sister Souljah, signed welfare reform, signed Federal DOMA. Of course, that was mostly for outward consumption; Bill Clinton was always a hard-core left-winger through-and-through. (By their judicial appointments, ye shall know them.) Robert Byrd, on the other hand, never had much of a “great transformation” on race — He voted against and tried to filibuster CRA ’64, VRA ’65, Hart-Cellar-Kennedy Immigration ’65, and a few other pieces of major anti-white legislation of the day. Even in his latter career, after his supposed transformation, he voted against CRA ’91, opposed the H-1B and other legal immigrant corporate cheap labor worker visa programs steadfastly, voted to confirm Ashcroft for USAG even after it had been turned into an implicit racial issue by hedonists hooked into the D-Party who didn’t like John Ashcroft for his moralism more than anything, opposed the failed Bush/Dem CIR in 2007.
Word to the wise, or even to the unwise: My advice to you is the same I give to fellow right-wingers who think they can use C/D tactics and expect the same (or any) level of success that the CRM had more than a generation ago. C/D tactics weren’t the reason why the CRM ultimately won and accomplished almost all of its goals, they won because they had determined politicians on their side who knew how to grease palms, scratch backs and roll logs (read: LBJ), the intellectually dishonest left-wing of the Federal judiciary threw out almost all pretense of legal rationale to impose elements of the CRM’s agenda (read: Earl Warren), and curiously well-timed right-wing violence was able to swing enough key votes of key politicians at just the right time to pass civil rights bills (read: JFK/LBJ ordered FBI “informants”/shit disturbers to dress up in Klan robes and blow up black churches in Alabama.)
Honest question for the media/left that’s shitting a brick over Rand Paul’s slight dissent from CRA ’64:
Do you honestly think the average white voter in Kentucky, or even most states, has as their chief concern when choosing whom to vote for in a given election, the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then again, <sarcasm>you just might be right: I saw it all the time on Dukes of Hazzard, that ole Bo, Cletus and Boss Hogg sat around their table — They agreed that when they drove General Lee to the polling place, that they weren’t going to vote for Sheriff Roscoe, because he didn’t have the best attitude toward the Civil Rights Act of 1964.</sarcasm>
It’s the same deal from George Allen’s Macacagate in 2006: I’ve proven it in this medium that Macaca didn’t defeat Allen. However, to take the kook left at face value, one would have to think that the average white Virginian makes up his or her mind on whom to vote for in an election based on the words they used which may or may not be an ethnic slur for Indians from India.
My only criticism of Rand Paul in his reaction to this non-issue is that he’s backpedaling a little too far, even in spite of himself. Granted, it’s not enough to make me not vote for him if I lived in KY, but it’s worthy for a rebuttal. Consider this:
“This much is clear: The federal government has far overreached in its power grabs. Just look at the recent national healthcare schemes, which my opponent supports. The federal government, for the first time ever, is mandating that individuals purchase a product. The federal government is out of control, and those who love liberty and value individual and state’s rights must stand up to it.
Well duh, a Yankee government powerful enough to integrate forcefully a choke-and-puke in Alabama is one powerful enough to make you buy health insurance you may not want. Interstate commerce is the justification used in both instances, though it’s all bullshit — It’s simply a matter of we’re the Yankee government, we’ve got all guns, so you’re gonna do what we tell you to do. In other words, the Lincoln/Mao Rule of Government: All power through the barrel of a gun. In the case of HCR’s individual mandate, it was all done at the insistence of Miss Almost-a-Palindrome, the HC industry lobbyist who has a lot of influence in this Presidential administration that eschews the corruption of lobbyists. In the case of the 1960s, lib kook law professors actually said that if a bird takes off from Georgia, crosses the state line into Alabama while flying and plonks a shit on the roof of a ma-and-pa eatery in Alabama, that this means the eatery was engaged in “interstate commerce,” and that was the Yankee government’s “in” to shove integration down its throat.
UPDATE 5/22: I figured out this morning what all the media fuss is about. I think they know they can’t sink Rand Paul, and now I don’t think this is ultimately about him. I think what the media/left are trying to do is to stir up shit, trying to get the liberal Repugnican establishment and the check-pants crowd to denounce the Tea Parties, hoping that it all erupts into an imbroglio that ends up with the TPs starting a third party. All that would help Democrats in the short term, (which is all this media care about), but, depending on what happens to the TPM, it might accrue to the benefit of the political right in the long term.
The assassination was in 1968. This was smack dab in the middle of the time period (1965-70) when the U.S. Justice Department was using the newly passed Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 essentially to shut down the K-people. As it was, they weren’t much in 1965, and nothing in 1970. How could they come up with $100,000 during that time? If those assets were visible, the DOJ would have seized them. If not, then various K-people would have fought and shot each other over it as to salvage something from the sinking ship.
The JCL also rehashes a discredited theory that involves a venue (i.e. a former tavern) within a few miles of where I am sitting right now, that a St. Louis businessman ponied up fifty kilobucks for MLK’s head. The Powers That Be actually pursued that theory, but dumped it after it involved two people actively cavorting with each other before the assassination that actually didn’t meet each other until seven years after the assassination.
Want MLK’s true assassin? Look inside the Civil Rights Movement. Their motive was clear: MLK was about to be discredited big time, and this would have ruined the Civil Rights Movement’s future. They had the means to put up a bounty, they had the means to fly James Earl Ray to London after he fired the gun in Memphis. (Hint: It was prohibitively expensive to fly from the U.S. to London on a major carrier without any advance reservations in 1968.) A living MLK would have been a drag on the Civil Rights Movement, a dead one turned out to be a martyr, and obviously the torch was passed to MLK’s younger confidants.
As the Toast Burns.
Liberals have their words. Southerners never did. They frequently stepped out of line.
Watching someone scream, “I hate them niggers” is good TV. Even if the media was not biased, it would still show these people.
Less offensive things by leaders were also bad. Instead of arguing “Segregation now, Segregation forever”, would it not have been better to present it as freedom (to choose your child’s school) and democracy (majority opinion rules)?
instead of putting the focus on 10-year-old black girls and their rights, it would shift the focus on 10-year-old white girls.
This was used with some success to stop school busing.
(The overly legalistic arguments about States’ Rights were not good. Nobody will come out against a child and for some legal concept they don’t quite understand.)
The big difference between integrationists and segregationists was the leaders commitment level.
I’ve written before about Gov. Wallace being a fake who was endorsed by the NAACP, lost and decided he “won’t be outniggered again” in a future election.
I’ve read this sort of bigmouth rhetoric before re Wallace and his “impurities,” and, like GW, it always comes from the cloak of people who hide behind screen names, blog names and general anonymity. (Yeah, I know, pot kettle black. I’ll eat some humble pie a little later on today.)
The problem is, neither GW, nor any of the aforementioned anonymous founts of courage, nor I, were seeking or held serious political power in Alabama between 1958 and 1987. What is it the Indians say? Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins. None of us were walking those miles in George Wallace’s shoes, but George Wallace WAS. Therefore, just based on that alone, I’ll give Wallace the benefit of the doubt. Hell, I wasn’t even living during the peak of Wallace’s credibility/power/vitality, so everything I know about him comes from either books, TV or conversations with those on the scene. So just beyond the moccasins and the miles, from what I have come to understand about all the parties involved, in the time, place, manner and circumstance they were involved, I think George Corley Wallace did the best job he could have possibly done both as Governor and as a thrice Presidential Candidate. Let’s face it, there hasn’t been a perfect person to walk this Earth for over 2,000 years, and Wallace fits into the subset of humanity called “not perfect.” If he didn’t accomplish everything he wanted, it was because of some external factor he couldn’t control, such as Strom Thurmond’s perfidy, Richard Nixon’s perfidy, the out and outright force of Yankee guns, several bullets from Arthur Bremer (et al., IMHO). If he didn’t accomplish everything some of us die-hards thinks he should have, then maybe it was because he wasn’t as radical as the rest of us, and perhaps he had a good reason for not being that radical. (Maybe we don’t have any good reason to be as radical as we are, if you want to look at the half-empty glass of water another way.) Don’t forget, his formative years were during the Great Depression, in a county that was about half white half black. While he was a seg pretty much his whole life, he was always a moderate seg. Today’s racial liberals might react “to-may-to, to-mah-to,” when reading that, but in 1950s Alabama, it was a big difference and a big distinction. Politically, he was most influenced by Alabama’s Post-WWII Governor, James “Big Jim” Folsom, who was Governor when Wallace won his first political races. While Folsom was a moderate seggy, he was also populist, and an enthusiastic supporter of social welfare and transfer payments, even to blacks, who would far more receive instead of pay, though the beaux ideal of a Folsom/Wallace welfare state would seem paltry compared to today’s liberal Democrats. Folsom and Wallace were not loath to loosening up on segregation, but later events would complicate matters.
That leads me to Guy White’s inconsistency here, both in what I blockquoted, and in his treatment of the same subject matter last week. He can’t have it both ways — On the one hand, he says that civil rights era white Southern conservatives were too extremist and careless in their rhetoric, and too much given to using racial slurs and pejoratives. On the other hand, he faults George Wallace for being too moderate in his 1958 run for Governor, to the point where the NAACP endorsed him, NOT because they liked him, but because his main opponent, a man named Patterson who won the Democrat Primary then Governor in 1958, knowingly and happily cavorted with the KKK. It’s just that the NAACP in Alabama figured in 1958 that either Wallace or Patterson would win, but Wallace was far less “repugnant” (to the NAACP) than Patterson, so they took their chances with Wallace. Was there anything close to a white liberal or black that could have won, the NAACP would have endorsed him or her. But their choice of Wallace was pure pragmatism. (While we’re on that subject, I get the sense that the only reason Patterson won was because the Yankees and libs were starting to push integration in an arrogant way, and without the participation, countenance or care of the existing politicians of the states that would have been most affected. If there were no outside external factors, I get a feeling that Wallace would have beat Patterson in ’58, because Folsom proved that a “progressive,” at least for time and place, could win.) Even after Wallace’s first term as Gov. between ’62 and ’66, which of course was far less to the NAACP’s liking than the ’58 version of Wallace, there was a significant percentage of blacks who voted for Lurleen Wallace for Governor in 1966, mainly because her husband wasn’t a raging lunatic bigot, and his administration did accrue to the benefit of blacks somewhat. (Governors in AL couldn’t serve consecutive terms until 1970, so Lurleen Wallace ran as her husband’s placeholder). During Wallace’s first term as Gov, the Federal Voting Rights Act was passed, so far many more blacks were able to vote in the 1966 Gov. election in Alabama compared to 1962. Still, this didn’t preclude Lurleen Wallace from winning in ’66 and from George Wallace from winning three more terms as Governor, in 1970, 1974 and in a comeback role in 1982.
What Guy White is trying to say that Wallace et al. were too radical and they weren’t radical enough at the same time. Politics isn’t quantum mechanics, so FAIL.
UPDATE 2/16: A historian of Alabama politics e-mailed me to remind me that part of the reason a good percentage of black voters picked Lurleen Wallace in 1966 was because her main opposition was John Patterson, the very same John Patterson who beat George Wallace in 1958, the very same John Patterson who cavorted with the Klan. (Ironically, I am told, Patterson, who is still living, endorsed Obama for President.) So, just as it was eight years earlier, blacks picked the lesser of two “evils.” One more thing I should add is that all these contested elections I write about here were all within the Democrat Primary. Republicans were a non-factor, and it wasn’t until after Wallace left office that a Republican could win Governor, that being Guy Hunt in 1986. Fob James, who was Gov. within a Wallace interregnum period, and again after the fall of Guy Hunt, was an elected Democrat in his 1979-83 term and a Republican in his 1995-99 term. Acutally, the whole recent history of Alabama Gubernatorial politics is nothing more than a horse race among people named Wallace, James, Hunt and Folsom.
The beginning of this month was the 50th anniversary of the first sit-in at an establishment in the Deep South. On that day, four black men asked to eat lunch at the counters at the Woolworth store that were reserved for whites.
The end result?
We can now sit anywhere we want in Woolworth’s restaurant section.
Can’t do that now. No more Woolworth’s exist anymore per se, but the company still exists as Foot Locker. The W/W’s that was closest to where I grew up closed in 1993 for a very ironic reason, lunch counter and all. I actually have some fond memories of the Woolworth’s on Cherokee Street in South St. Louis City, because that’s where I bought my first baseball glove, my second baseball glove, my first jockstrap, my second jockstrap, my first cans of eyeblack, my first pocket calculator, a bevy of school supplies, Super Mario 3, my first wristwatch, my second wristwatch, and my third wristwatch, though when I bought the third wristwatch, it was far discounted in the store’s Going Out of Business sale. And of course I did partake of their food on frequent occasions.
Do you care to take a guess what might have drove it out of business?
It quickly became obvious that the new ideology turned into a cult that was taking equality too far. In the 1950s, the Southerners fought back, but lost badly for the lack of articulate spokesmen who could say something better than “I hate them niggers. They ain’t going to school with my daughter”.
When fighting, you must always keep the high ground and screaming about “niggers” was just not useful. Neither was it useful that most of the leaders were just sell out politicians looking to incite crowds, but not actually help them.
Another reason is that the Southern fight came too early. Just a few years after WWII, the people were just not ready to admit that the new kumbaya ideology that sought to make everyone love each other was a giant failure.
The Southern loss was so decisive that it scared off the rest of the population.
I like GW’s blog, and it’s probably the best medium you’ll find when it comes to common sense on a certain taboo issue. However, he’s all wind and piss here.
I don’t know who or how old is GW, but I do know that my reading of the history of the civil rights movement and the Southern resistance didn’t come from having a conscious memory of it. Everything I know about it, and everything I think about it, comes from reading historical sources and from face to face conversations with those who were on the front lines of the Southern resistance or those who knew important people on the front lines.
The five main political pillars of the Southern resistance, George Wallace, Lester Maddox, Ross Barnett, Theodore Bilbo and Richard Russell were nothing like that. AMAF, what stuck in the crawl of the left wing in the 1960s was that the aforementioned were articulate, and didn’t do things like go around and yell nigger nigger nigger, and I know this because I have read various newspaper articles of the time where left-wing college professors and civil rights activists admitted as such. There were numerous times when Wallace would debate four or five left-wing law school profs at a time and clean their clocks, and by that, I mean in terms of formal Aristotelian logic, before they could read the time. The sort of people who were doing and saying the kinds of things GW bemoans were Yankee government agents provoacteurs, such as the FBI agents who dressed up in Klan robes and firebombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, killing four black girls. (You can deduce from that that Hal Turner et al. aren’t new.) I’ll go to my grave thinking that John Kennedy essentially ordered the church bombing, because his proposals for civil rights were languishing in Congress. The famous JFK civil rights speech was in June, and 16th Street happened in September, all in 1963. Therefore, the civil rights bills were in limbo for three months, and however impatient and the fount of his own personality you think is President Obama, JFK was far worse. Once November came and went, the new President, Lyndon Johnson, was far better at back scratching, log rolling and palm greasing than his predecessor, and he put all those energies into passing various civil rights laws of the era, including CRA ’64 and VRA ’65. However, all that skill wasn’t quite enough, and when the alliance of Southern politicians and groups like the Citizens Councils and southern chapters of the John Birch Society just about had those bills defeated, off went a bomb somewhere, and the bill had legs again. Years later, we find out that the funny people wearing funny uniforms who set off the bomb were Yankee government funded shit disturbers.
Not to mention, his anal reputation.
Guess the certain public figure said this, and about whom.
Morris Dees said it, and about Bobby DeLaughter.
That’s right. Bobby DeLaughter, the Hinds County, Miss. D.A. who got a guilty verdict against Byron de la Beckwith two decades after the fact, and after two previous not guilty verdicts, is going to Club Fed. Obstruction of Justice, FYI.
I think Beckwith did murder Medgar Evers, b/c of the evidence, and that from what I understand, Beckwith had a reputation of being a sort of a do-badder. (A convicted murder, a do-badder rep? Nawwwwh. I’d a never guessed.) But I also think the third and ultimately successful trial was cynical in nature. DeLaughter was worried that a black would topple him in the next election, and Hinds County has been heavily black for a long time. (Ironically, Beckwith murdered Evers within 24 hours of President Kennedy delivering the famous “Old as the Scriptures” call for civil rights legislation on national TV. That itself was a cynical move on the part of the White House, b/c, at least in the states where they could be a major political factor, black voters helped put JFK over the top three years earlier. And groups like the NAACP and people like MLK were demanding action, and JFK was worried about disillusioned black voters staying home in 1964.) At about the time of Bobby DeLaughter, I think that blacks finally outnumbered whites in either total population or voters in Hinds Co., as whites fled black crime to cities to the east like Pearl and Brandon. (Most of Jackson is in Hinds County.) This was his Hail Mary toward the end zone with five seconds left, and daggummit, someone with the same uniform caught the ball. Morris Dees and the SPLC tangentially participated in the 1990s trial, though from what I understand, they didn’t participate as much as SPLC propaganda/beg letters would have you believe. AMAF, it seems the part in Ghosts of MS, the only part where Dees’s character (Wayne Rogers, of M*A*S*H fame) has a part, that when DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin) defended the Hinds County D.A.’s office of two decades prior against Dees’s outburst, that that part was true to the reality. So the “racist” D.A.’s office that Dees whined about did try, twice AMAF, to get a guilty verdict against Beckwith. Since (IMHO) Beckwith murdered Evers in 1963, and almost all of the first two trials’ proceedings took place before the Voting Rights Act of 1965 became law, the Hinds County D.A. ran in a county where it was heavily black, but there were almost no black voters. And, the ultimate power of law enforcement in the state rested in the hands of Ross Barnett at the time. Therefore, they tried to prosecute Beckwith in spite of the county voting base being almost entirely nothing but POed whites, and their Governor being a seggy. That was more courageous than what DeLaughter did, IMHO. And Morris Dees still doesn’t have a clue.
Now, the salient question is this: How would the SPLC be crowing today if it were Beckwith’s defense attorney being sent to Federal prison for obst/just?
UPDATE 1/5: Follow the link in this article. It turns out that BDLB may not have done it. And also, BDeL was not the elected D.A., he was an assistant. The elected D.A. was named Peters, and he’s the one who threw the Hail Mary. BDeL played along b/c he imagined a bright future for himself.
I know that in the final year of his term, Kirk Fordice (whose autograph I have, and who is the only sitting Governor I have been able to talk to personally) wanted to pardon BDLB. That obviously didn’t happen, b/c he died in prison, and about a year after Ronnie Muskrat became Governor. Fordice died a few years after BDLB did. But Fordice did appoint BDeL to a state judge position, and his time as a judge is where the Federal felony came in. Now, you would think it would be stupid for MS’s first real Republican Governor to have appointed a big time panderer like BDeL to the state judiciary, after that Governor won two elections based on the votes of white Mississippians, and proudly associated himself with the Council of Conservative Citizens. (That’s how I met him.) Now I’m starting to wonder if his appointment of BDeL was an attempt to grease the skids for pardoning BDLB based on the kangaroo nature of his third trial. I think Fordice knew there would have been controversy, and maybe that was his way of softening the blow. Perhaps he got cold feet at the last minute. Though it wouldn’t have mattered — he wasn’t going to run for a third term in ’99, b/c of his health. He knew he wasn’t going to live too long after leaving Jackson, so it wasn’t as if he had any thoughts of sinecures.
By SHELIA BYRD (AP) – 10 hours ago
JACKSON, Miss. — Over the last three years, the FBI scoured faded documents, interviewed aging lawmen and tracked down witnesses from killings that occurred decades ago, many of them involving white police officers who shot black men or teenagers.
Now, the agency is at a dead end in the search for relatives in at least 33 civil rights-era cases, and the FBI needs the public’s help. Agents are appealing for relatives of the victims to come forward, the latest challenge in a three-year-old effort to right historical wrongs.
That “dead end” is called ex post facto. Because the acts were committed before Federal civil rights laws were passed, there’s nothing the FBI or the Federal prosecutors can do about it…(but continue reading).
Of course, you know who and you know what had to be quoted:
Southern Poverty Law Center president Richard Cohen said his organization has turned over information to the FBI in hopes someone will be prosecuted in at least a few of the remaining unsolved killings.
“The justice that is achieved in those few is going to have to serve as symbolic justice for the whole,” Cohen said.
It says here that Cohen “hopes someone will be prosecuted” when, like I said above, nobody can be prosecuted.
(BTW, when did Morris Dees die? I wasn’t aware that the President ordered all flags flown at half-staff, that his remains lie in state at the Capitol Rotunda, and that his birthday be declared a national holiday. But he had to have died recently, because the only SPLC people that I ever see quoted in the media are Cohen, Mark Potok and occasionally Heidi Beirich.)
I have a prediction.
Should evidence be found, the U.S. Attorneys will press charges in spite of ex post facto. Of course, one would expect the trial level Federal judge to dismiss it out of hand because of ex post facto, but I predict the Feds will shop it to a liberal judge, a Democrat President appointee, who will let the trial go forward anyway, in spite of the Constitution. The Constitution doesn’t matter to most Democrats when it comes to anything else, why should three little ole Latin words get in their way? If the defendants are found guilty, their lawyers could appeal it to the Federal Appellate Courts, but the Appellate Courts that serve states like AL and MS are full of black judges. If it gets to SCOTUS, don’t look for them to do the right thing. One word: Sotomayor.
The only other possibility is if they bring a state level murder charge, and most states don’t have statutes of limitation on murder. MS doesn’t, b/c Byron de la Beckwith was convicted of the Medgar Evers murder three decades after the fact.
Hank Thompson, St. Louis black talk radio’s avuncular voice of erudition, heard from a prominent St. Louis City circuit juvenile court judge that 99% of all juvenile offenders in his court are black. Mr. Thompson doesn’t like this, and, drawing the only conclusion that a good racial egalitarian can, thinks that the white cops are ignoring white juvenile crime in the City. The problem with that is that 98% of adult offenders in the City are black, so it’s not especially deviant, unless you find something suspicious with that, too. And while white teenagers are more rambunctious than white adults, St. Louis City doesn’t have way too many white teenagers. If there are any, they are the sons and daughters of white cops and firefighters who have to live in the City. Most city whites are either upper middle aged or elderly, or young childless yuppies. In 1990, St. Louis City’s whites had a median age of 55, while the City’s blacks had a median age of 21. I’m sure the white median has dropped b/c of yuppie gentrification in the earlier parts of this decade.
According to Jared Taylor’s interpretation of statistics, black teenagers are eight times as likely to commit a violent crime as a white teenager. While that disparity is the lowest among age groups, i.e. showing the highest likelihood of white criminality, the disparity is still very significant. What this means is that in a jurisdiction with equal numbers of white and black teenagers, then the juvenile courts’ defendants will have 8 blacks for every 1 white, so it will be 88.9% black and 11.1% white. The St. Louis City numbers are 99% black and 1% non-black (i.e. not necessarily white, could be Hispanics counted as white, or Vietnamese-American), that there are so few white juvenile criminal defendants in the city I think is merely a function of the paucity of white teenagers in the city.
Prediction: The black civil rights power structure will start demanding “equality” in juvenile arrests in St. Louis City. Therefore, the SPLD will be compelled either to: (1) Arrest black teenagers less often, especially for the less serious end of violent crimes, or (2) Arrest white teenagers more, or (3) A little of both. I think it’ll be a little of both, but moreso (2) than (1). White teenagers will be arrested for increasingly tickey-tack offenses just to make a dent in the stats that Mr. Thompson whines about. If you’re a white teenager in St. Louis City, you better start being purer than the wife of Caesar and the wind driven snow combined.
While we’re on the subject, the judge that fed that stat to Mr. Thompson is going to be the Headmaster of a new juvenile offender middle/high school in the City, based at the abandoned Blewett Middle School on Cass Avenue. According to the P-D, (no link b/c it mentions the judge’s name), the yet to be named school will have:
…a police substation, a police athletic and boxing program, “gang resistant” training, a state Youth Services day treatment program, job placement services, a chess club, culinary training, Cameron Youth Orchestra music classes, and Harris Stowe State University tutoring, according to the St. Louis Public release.
Sounds like a pretty damned good high school. If you’re a white teenager in St. Louis City, and your parents don’t have the money to send you to a Catholic H.S., and you don’t have the grades or luck to get into Metro or Gateway Tech, you ought to commit a crime so you can go to this school. Except if you’re good in math, and do well in high school calculus, don’t expect Harris-Slow to have enough students sign up for second semester college Calculus, as I so rudely found out the summer between my junior and senior years in H.S. BTW, I wish boxing would be offered in many more high schools, but if anyone dares say that a school like Parkway Central ought to have a boxing team, the libs will bitch a fit about violence. Ironically, the violent teenagers will get boxing.
I see that a forum of bodybuilders is sending this article a lot of traffic. “Stoliolie17″ doesn’t grok the point of the second paragraph, to which he refers. It’s not that the juvenile crime rate in St. Louis is 88.9% black 11.1% white, it’s that it would be about that if the city had equal numbers of black and white juveniles of the exact same age distribution curve. In reality, as this states, 99% of St. Louis’ juvenile crime is black.
NAACP Spearheads Prison Vote Drive in Maine
The NAACP is registering voters at prisons in Maine, one of just two states that allow all inmates to vote while behind bars, in what is apparently the nation’s first such statewide drive.
The relatively few votes at stake – only a few hundred – mean the drive’s potential to affect outcomes this fall on such issues as gay marriage, marijuana laws and tax limits is low.
Wouldn’t you love to live in a state that only had a prison population of a few hundred?
Though prison inmates tend to skew to the Democratic side, the drive isn’t about furthering any political agenda, said Rachel Talbot Ross, president of the Portland chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
“It’s about establishing strong voter patterns and becoming a fully functioning person to re-enter society,” Ross said. “It’s part of the rehabilitation and re-entry process.”
The NAACP is wrapping up its effort in Maine prisons this week. After next June’s primary election, the organization plans to lead another drive at all 15 county jails, as well as state prisons.
Yes, Virginia. (Errr, that should be Maine.) It is about politics, and about Democrat Party voters. What other incentive would the NAACP have? When was the last time you heard about an NAACP voter registration drive held at suburban white fundagelical churches?
What I think is going on is that the NAACP has wanted felons (enhoosegowed, on probation or off probation) to have the vote for a long time. But they know it’ll go over like a lead balloon if they push it all at once, especially in black heavy or black significant states. So they’re doing a trial run in a state that: (1) Has a very low prison population to begin with, and (2) Is almost entirely lily-white in racial demographics such that blacks are a minority of its prison population, ergo whites are the majority. (I’m guessing off the top of my head that a state that is 90% white and 10% black would have a prison population that is 50/50.) The skids are better greased if the NAACP is able to sell the unwashed masses of white people that felons in prison should have the vote nationwide if the “trial run” among mostly white imprisoned felons in Maine seems to have no political consequence. Maine is a fairly blue state, after all, and a few hundred extra Democrats won’t flip ME from blue to red in 2012. That might be enough to fool enough people in enough swing states with big enough prison populations to let imprisoned (and all other) felons vote, and their votes would flip the states from red to blue. This could easily happen in OH, FL, MO and a few others.
It’s not focusing just on black inmates.
Volunteers already have registered an estimated 200 or more inmates at five of the state’s seven adult correctional centers. The Maine State Prison’s NAACP chapter – the only one of its kind in New England – has 70 members, many of them white, including the branch president, Ross said.
Randal Horr, a 49-year-old white inmate at the Bolduc minimum-security prison in Warren, registered as a Democrat when volunteers arrived. Going through the voting process helps him feel connected to the outside world and will help when he is released, he said.
Do you think that imprisoned white felons might have an incentive to join the NAACP? I’ll give you a hint, Sherlock: If you weaken the police and prosecutors such that blacks don’t get caught in the dragnet as much, then the loose net also won’t catch as many whites. That’s the calculus running through their heads. Though the reality is that it doesn’t quite work that way: Look at how much more harsh sentences are for given crimes under the same or similar extenuating circumstances in my part of Illinois versus Cook County, or in most of rural Missouri vs St. Louis City. Same states, same state civil rights codes, same Federal civil rights codes. If you commit an armed robbery in Harrisburg, Illinois, and you’re caught, you ARE going to prison, plea or no plea. If you commit an armed robbery on the South Side of Chicago, and assuming you’re caught (and you’re less likely to be caught in Chicago than in Harrisburg), and you plead out, there is a good chance you’ll be bounced out on probation. In Missouri, the local “alternative” publication founded and edited by that certain Donnybrook panelist sometimes prints horror stories about state prison sentences handed out to those who are first crime first time weed possession. Almost entirely do these cases come from rural southern Missouri with white defendants. There’s no way in hell that you’re going to state prison for weed possession (i.e. non-dealing) of any frequency in St. Louis City, especially if you’re black. I get the feeling that these white prisoners in Maine are grabbing at straws.
Only in Maine and Vermont are felons in state prisons allowed to cast ballots while serving their sentences. Those prisoners, however, still have to register to vote, something easier done on the outside.
I remember a 60 Minutes piece several years ago about a murder case in Vermont where the suspect was convicted and sent to Vermont’s only prison. They showed the prison, and there were very few in number (I think there were not even 100 at the time), and from the footage they showed, there was only one black. Security as at a minimum, because it didn’t need to be any higher. Inmate violence against other inmates and guards was very low and tame. (In my attempt to find the exact number of Vermont prison inmates, I came across stories complaining that Vermont’s black prison population doubled. Meaning they got their second black.) I imagine that the NAACP is going to try this in Vermont next, and Vermont, being Greenwich Village North, a state where hypocrite white liberals have moved to escape the consequences of their actions, is so blue that it’s indistinguishable from black. They’ll eat up anything the NAACP does in the state like organic lettuce going out of style.