What Is This Supposed to Prove?

13 12 2011

Flint (Mich.) Journal:

Black Flint homeowner spraypaints N-word on her home, says she’s trying to send a message

FLINT, Michigan — A black homeowner who said she was victimized by thieves said she put a racial epithet on a sign outside the house because she wants to “wake my people up.”

The woman painted “This house is a reflection of ignorant n—-s” on a piece of plywood covering the front porch window at a home she owns on Chevrolet Avenue near Berkley Street after someone stole windows and a kitchen sink.

“I put that sign up there because I’m disappointed in my people,” said the woman, who declined to give her name. “I did it to wake my people up.”

Not only is this not “white racist” activity, it’s not even a black-perpetrated racial hoax, because her particular version of the N-word is ghetto misspelled.

Dear, it’s going to take a lot more than signs to do the trick.  I bet she votes Democrat almost all the time, including for Obama in 2008 and for him again 2012.  Your sign says one thing, your vote says something else.  Disappointed in your people?  So why would you make one President?

Also, this same paper asks in a poll:  Are you racist?  Because “racism” and “racist” are meaningless words, I didn’t cast a vote.  But it’s damned near 50/50 as I write this blog post.





War on Christmas, Norway Edition

13 12 2011

Let me guess.  Some Somalian was offended.

There’s a place where Somalians can live as whole people without fear of being offended.  It’s called Somalia.





Cry Me a Pacific Ocean

13 12 2011

Boo hoo, American immigration laws are too “strict.”  (WTF?  SV and other tech hubs are full of H-xB visa holders.  No whites need apply to CS/IT careers.)  So we’re going float boats just over the requisite twelve miles off shore in order to exploit the cheap labor we “just need so badly.”

Or, and here’s a crazy idea that just might work — Hire native born white Americans at the kind of salary scales that well educated and accomplished men with families to support expect to be paid.  And you can do that on land!

Otherwise, I’ll just have to pray for a tsunami.





Drug Island

13 12 2011

WSJ wants its Governor to be the Republican running mate, because its economy is so good.

Maybe there’s a reason why its economy is so good.

FNC Latino:

Puerto Rico Government Denies Island Is ‘Narco-State’

The government denied that Puerto Rico has become a “narco-state,” after local economists’ estimates that the illegal drug trade contributes about 20 percent of the Caribbean island’s gross domestic product were released.

Important members of Gov. Luis Fortuño’s administration rejected the characterization of Puerto Rico as a narco-state, a situation being heavily reported in the local media.

Prof. Jose Alameda, an economic professor at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, told Efe that the figure of $9 billion, or 20 percent of the GDP, that some of his colleagues have estimated as the weight of illegal drugs in the island’s GDP is feasible.

Drug trafficking “tends to insert itself into the governmental framework” and Puerto Rico’s strategic location as a bridge between drug-producing and -receiving countries has contributed toward allowing the illicit activity to flourish on the island, Alameda said.

Since the mid-1980s, Puerto Rico has been heavily linked to the international drug trafficking economy, especially to cocaine, which found a perfect location where it could grow in a society such as the one on the island afflicted by social breakdown and the loss of values, the economist said.

That sound you hear is all the crickets chirping as we anxiously await the WSJ to eat humble pie.





Darwin Award Recipient, or UC Merced Student — You Decide

13 12 2011

Picture 1Picture 2 (see the second photo).

Then again, maybe you don’t have to decide, because it’s not an either/or proposition.





Go Directly to Jail. Do Not Pass Go…

13 12 2011

…But do collect $200.  Or whatever Missouri unemployment pays these days.





It’s Official

13 12 2011

Only Mickey Mouse and Adolf Hitler want Scott Walker tossed out of office.

In related news, the ACLU is dragging Wisconsin’s voter photo ID law into court.  For plaintiffs, it has found:

…a 84-year-old woman without a certified birth certificate to a 52-year-old homeless Army veteran to a 20-year old without a Social Security card to a 19-year-old college student who doesn’t want to give up his California driver’s license — to demonstrate the effect the law could have.

First off, they can vote with yellow provisional ballots if they don’t have requisite photo ID.  If you’re a 20-year old without a SS#, that means you’re either an illegal alien or starting a long life as a marginal vagabond.  And a 19-year old California resident should be voting in California’s elections, not Wisconsin’s.  I highly doubt the other two people don’t have or couldn’t easily attain the requisite ID cards.





Dumping All Over Conventional Wisdom, and Confirming My Suspicion, All in the Same Article

13 12 2011

Weekly Standard:

Romney has the least-impressive electoral history of any Republican frontrunner in a very long time. Most of the politicians who chase the White House are proven vote-getters with very few electoral blemishes on their record. John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, George W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakis—what unites all of these men is that before getting to the presidential level, they had demonstrated a talent for getting people to vote for them. (Barack Obama is the exception who proves the rule.)

Over the years, Mitt Romney has faced voters in 22 contests. He won 5 of those races and lost 17 of them. (This total includes a win in the 1994 Massachusetts Republican Senate primary as well as results from the 19 primaries he participated in during 2008. It excludes caucuses because their rules make them complicated enough to be considered distinct from straight-up lever-pulling.)

Romney’s electoral record becomes even more underwhelming when you examine the particulars. He first attracted national notice in 1994 when he mounted what was considered a strong challenge to incumbent senator Ted Kennedy. But when it came time to vote, Romney lost by 17 points in what turned out to be the best year for Republicans in more than half a century. In 2002, Romney won the gubernatorial race in Massachusetts. This victory—the triumph of a Republican in deep-blue Massachusetts—is now the cornerstone of his 2012 “electability” rationale.

Yet Romney’s victory was, as a matter of raw political power, less impressive than it seems. Romney was actually the fourth in a string of Republican governors who ran the state from 1990 until 2006. Of that group, Romney received the lowest percentage of the vote, failing to break the 50-percent mark in his 2002 victory. He took home a smaller share of the vote even than Paul Cellucci, the political nonentity who won the 1998 election. After three years in office, Romney’s approval rating was so low that he was forced to abandon hope of reelection. Romney’s term concluded with a Democrat winning the governor’s office for the first time in 20 years.

From the moment on election in night in November 2006 when I found out that a Democrat won, I said that the reason Romney didn’t want to seek a second term as Governor wasn’t because he wanted to focus on his Presidential campaign, as was the CW, it was because he knew he would lose.  Losing straight up to Deval Patrick or whoever would have ended his Presidential prospects.

Unfortunately, the person in this field who has won the most votes from the most people in the widest geography most often is the Rickroller.





Go North, Young Men

13 12 2011

Examiner:

Mexican attorney general: “Obama more involved in Fast & Furious than admitted!”

President Barack Obama appears to be getting it from all sides regarding a government snafu dubbed Operation Fast and Furious. Besides both houses of the U.S. Congress and a number of public-interest groups investigating what is being characterized as a rogue federal law enforcement operation, Mexico’s attorney general is infuriated over the allegations that the U.S. was behind the smuggling of weapons into Mexico that ended up killing her countrymen.

In a statement released by Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales, she called Operation Fast and Furious “an attack on Mexicans’ security.”

Morales told Mexican reporters that she is demanding a full and honest explanation from the United States government especially since evidence is being gathered that reveals the Obama administration was more involved in Operation Fast and Furious than top officials admitted in their sworn statements.

If what is being reported is true, U.S. Attorney General and other government officials may have committed perjury and/or obstruction of justice if it’s proven they lied when testifying before House and Senate committees.

The AG of Mexico is Pw3ning F&F?  That’s rather ironic, as I think F&F was designed to sabotage the immigration debate, along with 2nd Amendment politics, and sabotage it in the direction of open borders and amnesty.  Morales works for a President associated with a political party that is largely funded by Mexico’s rich elite, and it has the semi-official position that Mexicans should migrate northward, mainly to clear Mexico of its ne’er-do-wells, to prevent any leftist revolution and expropriation of the assets of the rich elite.





Snap Election

13 12 2011

UK Telegraph:

Election would finish us, Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems

The Liberal Democrats would cease to exist as a party if they brought down the Coalition over Europe and triggered an early election, Nick Clegg warned his MPs last night.

The Deputy Prime Minister told a private meeting of more than 100 MPs and peers that he would not play “Russian roulette” with the Conservatives over David Cameron’s rejection of a new European treaty.

He said: “I don’t want to be the last leader of the Liberal Democrats by provoking a general election today.” His speech, which was applauded by the meeting, came as a poll put the Lib Dems on just 12 per cent, just ahead of the UK Independence Party.

You mean the LDs want new elections?  Remember, part of the Tory-LD “Odd Couple” deal to form a coalition government was that Clegg wanted an iron clad agreement from CaMoron that there would be no national elections until May 2015, a full five years after the last election.  That was because Clegg was worried about Cam calling for a quick new election cycle hoping that the Tories would gain an absolute majority, then Cam could tell Clegg and his LDs to go pound sand.

Funny how some people forget history, even recent history.

I hope that the next elections aren’t at least until 2014, because the BNP will anoint Nick Griffin’s successor in 2013.  Hopefully it will be someone who is at least as good as or better than NickG in making forward progress.





Don’t Have a Cow, Sheriff

13 12 2011

The Brossart scandal is now international news, mainly because of the Predator drone angle.

First off, the Brossarts themselves aren’t the “extremists,” it’s one of their supposed family friends.

Second, this Keystone Cop Sheriff here is a real big Morris Dees kiss ass.  If I were the Brossart defense attorney, I’d move to have the whole case summarily dismissed en banc with prejudice on those grounds alone, that the Sheriff being so SPLC-friendly means that his law enforcement activities are biased.  If that doens’t work, and they go to trial, then the Sheriff’s credibility will be easy to bork, simply because he’s in so thick with the SPLC, and their credibility is just about zero.

The only point the Sheriff might have is that the drone probably precluded a Waco.  Except I’m not so sure that flying drones over the Branch Davidian property would have precluded Waco, because TPTB wouldn’t take the simple and obvious and simple step of lassoing in Koresh when he went out for his daily and unarmed jogs away from the property.  Remember, the early 1990s were a time when the ATF was thought superfluous, and there were serious proposals to fold its functionality into the FBI.  Therefore, to save its own skin, the ATF had to justify its existence, and it woudn’t have been glamorous if settling the Koresh question came down to a few county mounties slapping the cuffs on an unarmed jogger.

Personally, I think some big money institution has eyes on the Brossart farm, either a corporate farm, or an oil interest.  Such an interest has probably funded the Sheriff’s poltical campaigns.  North Dakota is in the middle of an oil boom, and this land might be sitting on top of billions of barrels.  Wouldn’t have taken much to plop a few cows near their property line, if you catch my drift.





You Know How It Will Turn Out

13 12 2011

Belleville News-Democrat:

Pike County will vote on concealed carry

JACKSONVILLE — Pike Countians will decide during the coming election whether to allow people to carry concealed weapons, but the decision will be moot because of state laws prohibiting such activity.

They’ll vote for it, but it will be meaningless as long as Illinois has that peculiar county in the northeastern part of the state that calls itself “Crook.”

Instead of wasting time, dillying around, Pike and a bunch of other counties south of Joliet should be getting to work on statehood.





Already Coming True

13 12 2011

Me, earlier today:

What will happen going forward?  Hint:  SPLC.  As their treasure chest dwindles, they’re getting more and more desperate for enemies.  As you can see, being an extremist isn’t as extreme as it used to be.  Watch for the ADL to go big time shrill.

This didn’t take long:

Sheriff’s Department Sponsors Secret Meeting On Small Government ‘Terrorists’

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department has teamed up with the Anti-Defamation League to sponsor a quasi-secret meeting in Camarillo, California that characterizes small government activists as violent terrorists.

Entitled The Sovereign Citizen Movement: Exploring Their Ideology & Indicators, the conference is set to take place on January 5th, 2012 and is only open to “Public Safety Personnel”. The precise location of the meeting is only made known to “reviewed and cleared” attendees, a measure of secrecy crafted to imply that members of the Sovereign Citizen movement are a potential violent threat.

Indeed, a flyer for the event written by the ADL’s Joanna Mendelson characterizes the movement as a “right-wing anarchist” fringe group that uses “paper terrorism” to pursue its cause of restoring minimalist government and resorts to harassment, intimidation and violence.

“This seminar is sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League and facilitated by the Ventura Country Sheriff’s Intelligence Unit,” states the flyer.

This kind of skullduggery used to be the exclusive province of the SPLC.  The ADL only used to care if the target of its ire was explicitly anti-Semitic.

Aside from the obvious outrage, there’s the curious choice of location — Camarillo, California.  Or anywhere in California, for that matter.  Why worry about right wingers in a place where there are none left?  California has just about become a bifurcated society where you have millions of welfare-dependent Hispanic moochers on the bottom and a few hundred multimillionaires and billionaires, mostly white and Asian, on top.  I doubt either demographic is much interested in “sovereign citizenship.”

 





If It Ain’t Brokered

13 12 2011

Bull.  There will be no brokered convention.

We heard this theory four years ago, and how did that work out?  The reason no Republican Convention will ever be brokered again is because of the winner take all system, you win a state even with a plurality, and you get all the state’s delegates.  Just like John McCain did in 2008, someone will win the early important states by at least narrow margins, and eventually it will become a futile exercise to vote for anyone else in the later states.  McCain won the nomination when he beat Romney by 5 points in Florida, even though that was well before Super Tuesday and even longer before he won enough delegates.

There will never be another brokered Democrat Convention again for the reason you saw in 2008 — The superdelegates will all vote for the candidate who got the most delegates based on the primaries and caucuses, even if that wasn’t enough to give it to them mathematically.





Hell Hath No Fury Like the Paranoia-Industrial Complex Scorned

13 12 2011

ADL, AJC bumming for money.  A combination of the Great Recession and increasing interest among younger Jewish donors in single issue Jewish-oriented organizations on both the left and the right are contributing to the ADL/AJC’s hard times.

What will happen going forward?  Hint:  SPLC.  As their treasure chest dwindles, they’re getting more and more desperate for enemies.  As you can see, being an extremist isn’t as extreme as it used to be.  Watch for the ADL to go big time shrill.  I also expect internecine warfare within the Paranoia-Industrial Complex.





Sick. Just Sick.

13 12 2011

Who holds a protest inside a cemetery?  Not even the Fred Phelps gang is that nuts.

Civil Rights crowd, you done crossed your Rubicon.  Or jumped a shark.  Or whatever.





One World Under Shari’ah

13 12 2011

CNS:

State Dept. Aims to Denounce ‘Offensive Speech’ While Upholding Free Expression

The State Department on Monday launched three days of closed-door talks with representatives of international organizations and several dozen countries with the stated aim of promoting religious freedom and tolerance while ensuring that freedom of expression is not harmed in the process.

U.S. Ambassador at Large for international religious freedom Suzan Johnson Cook, said on Monday, “We must denounce offensive speech whenever we encounter it – but our commitment to universal principles makes clear that faith must never be a crime and religion must never be used as an excuse to stifle freedom of expression.”

The Obama administration’s initiative, building on a resolution adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) last March, has drawn some criticism, in part because of the key role being played by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which has sought for years to stifle speech deemed to denigrate Islam.

The OIC, a bloc of 56 Muslim states, has campaigned for more than a decade against “defamation of religion,” galvanized by actions such as the publications of newspaper cartoons satirizing Mohammed, anti-shari’a activism, and threats to damage copies of the Qur’an.

The OIC nuts, well, they’re behaving as expected.  The real sad sacks in this process are people in our own State Department.

Hey, State Department.  Take a hint.  The reason we have a First Amendment is that some political expression is offensive.  If nothing anyone ever said or wrote was offensive, you wouldn’t need a First Amendment.





Maybe Good News for Ron Paul

13 12 2011

Fear of big government is very near record highs.

I looked at that graph, and even after 9/11 and the Enron/World Com scandals, when it was to be expected that people would fear big busines more than big government, big government was still feared slightly more than big business.  Even after the 2008 financial crisis, it only caused a slight shift.





The Whole Is Greater…

13 12 2011

Than the sum of its individual parts.

I think this research applies to social institutions a lot larger and more complex than kids’ impromputu soccer teams.





“I Do”

13 12 2011

Most people think of that as a “no adultery” pledge.  A point that one Newton Leroy Gingrich has had a hard time grokking.





Isolationist As Smear?

13 12 2011

It’s 2011, soon to be 2012.  The deficit is unmanageable, we’re bogged down in impossible conflicts to turn seventh century throwbacks to Jeffersonians, and to top it off, Osama bin Laden is dead.

Far from being a smear, “Isolationism” will be next year’s must-have fashion accessory.








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