NAACP: What Took You So Long?

Last night the NAACP passed a resolution condemning racist factions within the Tea Party Movement. The question is not why, but why it took so long. From the outset, the TPM focused on uncertainty and fear for America’s future, particularly in the areas of taxation and right to bear arms. This in and of itself would have been no problem. Rhetoric on these issues can get heated without any reference to race or the use of racial caricatures in posters. Unfortunately a small minority of Tea Party protesters have used this understandable unrest as an excuse to further their racist agenda.

The posters displayed at the rallies spoke volumes. The one that stands out for me was a poster placing an “African lion” next to a “Lyin’ African”, a reference to President Obama. Any responsible political movement would publicly repudiate these displays. The Tea Party and its sponsors (e.g. Dick Armey) have not. Any protest movement would screen which posters are being used in protests. The Tea Party has maintained a come-one, come-all attitude with no concern that an otherwise legitimate message might get poisoned by bigotry.

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Although the final text of the NAACP resolution has not yet been released, it is supposed to be very specific in its criticism of the Tea Party’s lack of repudiation for racist expression. It is not a condemnation of the Tea Party as a whole.

Ironically, with the exception of the occasional bonehead birther supporting politician (David Vitter, I’m talking to you), the heavy racial overtones of the Tea Party have simmered down somewhat recently. Politicians like Nikki Haley accept the embrace of the Tea Party but do not cross the line into racially charged rhetoric. So why has the NAACP chosen now to speak out?

There is a concept in the black community known as “CP time” which stands for “colored people time”. It is a reference to the stereotype that we cannot get anywhere on time, that we are late to everything. Hence, the only conclusion to be drawn is that we must operate on our own special timetable.

I’m sorry Ben Jealous and the rest of the NAACP membership, when it comes to protesting Tea Party racism, you folks are seriously on CP time!

Respectfully,
Rutherford

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156 thoughts on “NAACP: What Took You So Long?

  1. “So why has the NAACP chosen now to speak out?”

    Its obvious to some of us.

    As we approach an important midterm election, the NAACP wants to delegitimize a socio-political movement that doesn’t go all in for its agenda.

  2. I don’t care if the NAACP: wants to call out the racists in the Tea Party. Fine by me.

    I’ve heard that the financial reform bill is littered with all kinds of black people benefits.

    Don’t know if it’s true or not.

    The time is coming soon when us whites need an association like the NAACP.

    If I could trade skins, I swear I would trade with a black person any day.

    Yeah, I’ll get pulled over more. And I might get eyed in a department store.

    But do you have any idea how much I would profit from my new found West African origins?

    Go ahead boss, try and fire me!

  3. “The time is coming soon when us whites need an association like the NAACP.”

    Silly Rabbit. ANY organization that includes the word “white” is racist by default.

    White people are the only ethnicity that isn’t allowed to openly show pride in their heritage.

    And in the past when I have complained about such things, I was labeled a racist.

    But Eric Holder says we’re all cowards.

  4. Can’t say it much better than Huck in #1.

    Since race baiting groups like the NAALCP, Rainbow Coalition and the New Black Panther Party have controlled the race narrative for at least 35 years, and since most whites in the past have been terrified to be called racist even when not true, and since the election of a black President in a large majority white population pretty much put the Jim Crow garbage to rest, got to seek a new way to play victim. Got to find something or someone to demonize that you can make Massa, because if Obama has proven anything, it’s that he’s unqualified to be President. To mask Obama’s massive failure, the NAALCP has to cover their asses and come up with a new game plan.

    Let’s face it. New Orleans, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, LA, and Harlem have given us a pretty good indicator of what happens when you let the race hustlers and educated black libs like Rutherford, who will happily live in the mostly white ‘burbs because they damn sure ain’t subjecting their own children to the animals, control the agenda. Third world, helpless voting blocs dependent on nanny government to wipe their ass. Large groups of healthy but stupid and lazy crack heads, thugs and multi-generational welfare queens, who can’t even take care of themselves much less their offspring.

    New Orleans during Katrina was the sorriest mass spectacle of depravity I”ve witnessed in my lifetime, with the O.J. jury nullification a close second. Both shared something in common – black hatred of whitey, mixed in with abject mass black ignorance.

    And the NAALCP wants more of it, because it’s the only way they can hold on to any relevancy – their own legacy racism. Rutherford, on the other hand, is smart enough to know the NAALCP is a losing proposition.

    Arguments like this post make your hand look terribly lame Rutherford. Not working anymore…and feel free to call me a racist if you wish. I’ll wear the badge with honor.

    I’m not backing down from the obvious truth anymore to simply acquiesce to make you bozos happy.

  5. “It is a reference to the stereotype that we cannot get anywhere on time, that we are late to everything.”-R

    We?

    I aint buyin’ it. Never have. Your blackness is academic at best.

    You don’t look black. You don’t hang with blacks. You didn’t grow up with blacks.

    You’re a fricken Green Day fan. Nuff said right there.

    Hell, your family is of Caribbean origins, an entirely different gig then African American culture.

    There is a serious lapse in even pop cultural reference points within black culture (failure to recognize Black Panthers).

    While you have certainly been prejudged and stereotyped, I’m willing to bet you can count on your hand how many times it has been over your race. (As can I)

  6. Although the final text of the NAACP resolution has not yet been released, it is supposed to be very specific in its criticism of the Tea Party’s lack of repudiation for racist expression. It is not a condemnation of the Tea Party as a whole.

    Not enough self-loathing and attitude of apology. You must devote your time and resources to conducting witch hunts and internecine quarrels among yoursleves before you receive our seal of apathy, because doing so should blunt your effectivness and give our watercarries in the legacy media the right tool which has thus far escaped them and their attempts to delegitimize your message.

    This from the same organization that takes umbrage at the scientific term “black hole” and decided to bully a greeting card company into withdrawing a product that used the term?

    Sorry. Andy Warhol is on the line. He says that you used your fifteen minutes along time ago, and that you’re drawing on someone else’s time now.

  7. Until the NAACP condemns the NBPP, the Nation of Islam and the Trinity Church, it has lost all credibility when it comes to being an advocate against racism.

    You have blacks calling conservative blacks by racial epitats AT NAACP EVENTS. Sorry, equal rights doesn’t apply just to liberals. Where was the NAACP when Sec. Rice was being racially insulted by the mainstream media? No where.

    We’ve seen it over and over again, the NAACP is nothing more than a lobbiest organization interested only in massive government programs that redistribute wealth.

    You should be ashamed of the NAACP. I’m pretty sure King would be…

  8. Congressional White Caucus….perfect…….And to think I named my organization the Pink Wiener Association.

  9. I’m starting up a National Association for the Advancement of Cracker and Pinkies.

    It’s sole purpose, exclusively white of course, will be to mock, chastise, ridicule and laugh at the NAALCP for stupidity.

  10. Rutherford, when I saw the title of this post, I thought “OMG, he just busted open a hornets’ nest.” And then I read the comments (so far), and laughed at how I had underestimated the reaction from your “conservative” groupies. And of course there is no way that

    If you haven’t seen it, my buddy the Dog posted a cartoon on my blog that is a horrible example of what passes for humor in 2010 in “conservative” circles. (I’ll save you a trip over there – it’s Obama as a witch doctor, with a bone through his nose.) Racist? Nah – that could just as well have been Al Gore or Bill Clinton, and just as hilarious.

    The Rabbit’s complaint is common among today’s angry white men. It’s getting so a white man in America can’t get a fair shake. Jesse Helms had it right – “minorities” are taking OUR jobs, and we have to stand in line behind them. It’s why white unemployment is so much higher than black unemployment.

    What? Oh – it isn’t? Sorry – I must have gotten confused.

    Huck, I don’t see anything so racist about “EZ Cracker.” Now if they had called it “Lay-Z Cracker” you might have a point.

  11. “Huck, I don’t see anything so racist about “EZ Cracker.” Now if they had called it “Lay-Z Cracker” you might have a point.”

    So much for attempts at humor.

    That was a play on the ridiculous NAACP claim that Halmark’s use of “black hole” in a particular greeting card was racist and demeaning to black women. They had it pulled from the shelves.

    With that said, you can see how a name like “EZ Cracker” is equally racist and demeaning.

  12. “Rutherford, when I saw the title of this post, I thought “OMG, he just busted open a hornets’ nest.” And then I read the comments (so far), and laughed at how I had underestimated the reaction from your “conservative” groupies”

    What is there to say that comment #1 doesn’t cover?

    We can’t even say “black hole” any more. The NAACP is a joke. Who cares what it says?

    This is just the beginning, guys. Be prepared to fight off the race cards from now until Nov. It’s all they’ve got left.

  13. Oops – the last phrase of the first paragraph of my previous post was an unfinished sentence.

    election of a black President in a large majority white population pretty much put the Jim Crow garbage to rest…

    About 43% of white voters voted for Obama.

    New Orleans, Detroit, Baltimore, Oakland, LA, and Harlem have given us a pretty good indicator of what happens when you let the race hustlers and educated black libs like Rutherford, who will happily live in the mostly white ‘burbs because they damn sure ain’t subjecting their own children to the animals, control the agenda. Third world, helpless voting blocs dependent on nanny government to wipe their ass. Large groups of healthy but stupid and lazy crack heads, thugs and multi-generational welfare queens, who can’t even take care of themselves much less their offspring.

    Oh. My. God! What in the world is his point? It sounds to me like a racist rant worthy of Mel Gibson, but at least I can say so without pissing Tex off. He will even wear the title “racist” as a badge of honor. 😕

    There ARE racist elements in the Tea Party. Do I have to post links to the pictures for you? I know that you have seen them too. If the racists aren’t called out and ostracized they are going to become the public face of the movement. But racists aren’t the only crazy people in the Tea Party – there’s stuff like this too:

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/07/14/tea-party-trouble-in-river-city/

    What a fun bunch!

  14. Huck, I thought my “Lay-Z Cracker” line was funny, and so was your EZ Cracker ad. Can’t you laugh at anyone else’s jokes except yours?

    I had never heard of “CP time” before. But where I live we have something we call “Lake time” which is exactly the same thing. People in these parts don’t pay much attention to the time of day, or even the day of the week.

  15. Gawd Graychin, your faux piety really is retching and comical both. I find you about as phony baloney as anybody I’ve ever read on a blog when it comes to bold speeches on race. Graychin, the plantation owner, preaching about the sins of the South. If I hadn’t read it over and over, I would think it good parody.

    Why don’t you grab a hammer and saw instead of 90lbs cotton sack nd come with me this weekend to work on a house for Habitat? Can you break away long enough from your racial purity there on the lake to give a hand instead of standing on a soap box Massa?

    You may preach a good game old man, but if these guys knew Eucha, OK, like I do, they would literally laugh your log chopping, sanctimonious bullshit right off this blog. You don’t do shit to reconcile anything – you’re just a smarter version of lying POS Dawg on your feckless blog. 🙄

  16. Graychin, you don’t just live a lie. You are a lie with a scarlett letter stamped on your head. Mel Gibson? 😆 What a sack of sanctimonious shit – these statements from you are worse than Dawg giving me his PHD testimonial. Absolute, 100% B.S.

    I’m laughing at you Paul Bunyon.

  17. I must lead a sheltered life. The entire “black hole” greeting card controversy got under my radar. I must not be watching or reading the “right’ media to keep me up to date about all this Faux outrage at the NAACP.

    I listened to a YouTube replay of the greeting card message, and I gotta say that I heard the “R” sound in that card that made “hole” sound like “hoe” – with no audible “L” at all. And then all the giggling over the double-entendre. I think the NAACP had a valid gripe about the card.

    Who takes the time to do this sort of thing?

    http://www.google.com/images?q=obama+watermelon&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=vZc-TJKvE8O78ga_nYHNBA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCUQsAQwAA

  18. I’ll bet Graychin is one of those “hair trigger” sensitivity guys who condemns from on high about using the word “niggardly.”

    I’ve never read a man with more false grievances… 😐

  19. There ARE racist elements in the Tea Party.

    There ARE racist elements within the “black community”, and the NAACP allowed itself to become a joke with its “Black Hole” denounciations and demands earlier this year. Perhaps their objections wouldn’t sound quite so hypocritical if weren’t for the mote in their own eyes.

    Seriously, how is this any different liberals trying to lecture conservatives on how they can stay relevant and avoid being relgated to the dust bin of history? If conservatism is so dead, why is it so important to condemn elements of the Tea Party as racist? Why waste the effort on a movement that doesn’t matter? Sounds like someone isn’t confident with the cards they’re holding.

  20. Are you lying, or do you you just have a faulty memory?

    Both…I told you this guy is 200lbs. piece of baloney. Why do you think I “invited” him over to an unmoderated blog? That comment would have disappeared in a NY second over on the Two Tools blog.

    😆 😆 😆

  21. Oh my…

    Europe’s disappointment with Barack Obama’s presidency is laid bare today as the EU’s most senior figure calls for a dramatic effort to revive transatlantic relations. The President of the European Commission told The Times that the new era at the White House was in danger of becoming a “missed opportunity” for Europe. José Manuel Barroso said that the EU-US relationship was not living up to its potential. The criticism follows a series of fundamental disagreements on how to deal with the economic crisis, climate change and trade reform. The feelings of a deepening rift are mutual. Senior US figures said last night that Mr Obama could never live up to Europe’s sky-high expectations.

  22. Really guys, are we surprised?

    We have seen him contradict himself several times, to the point that one would have to assume he was lying.

    He has been so factually incorrect on so many issues, that really, he has no credibility. If he told me the sky was blue, I’d have to get another opinion. God only knows what he did in life- he continues to refuse to provide any detail to his professional or academic background- but I can’t continence that his professional life had anything to do with integrity or accountability.

  23. I’m calling BS R…

    Rutherford has taken it upon himself to congratulate the NAACP for condemning the Tea Party movement as racist, yet after constant prodding by conservatives on his site, refuses to address the racism in black organizations.” — Gorilla

    http://an800lbgorilla.wordpress.com/

  24. The common theme in many of the previous comments is that black racism is comparable to white racism, and even excuses white racism. It isn’t, and it doesn’t.

    Who has suffered more from the effects of racism directed against them, and who continues to suffer more – blacks or whites?

    Is the score even close?

  25. Ape @ 28 –

    Since you have never in your life heard a white person say anything racist about blacks, I couldn’t possibly explain it to you.

  26. Yeah…it’s getting to the point where I have an urge to skip his comments and not even read them.

    I still can’t get over his lecture to Gorilla about using secondary sources that he backed up with a secondary source, never reading the primary document that he claimed was misrepresented. It wouldn’t be a big deal if he laughed at himself for doing it. But nope. Nothing.

    He’ll see what angry white men can do in November. We don’t loot Footlockers, we vote motherfuckers out of office.

    One thing about Rutherford I like is that if we are having a discussion about race, he keeps it real here. He doesn’t run us out for speaking our mind.

    While Rutherford will gladly play the race card to lamely score some political points, I can tell he knows that us whites have our own set of legitimate grievances.

    The internet, Rutherford’s blog in particular, is about the only venue honest dialog will ever take place in.

    Greychin can wag his finger all he wants because he finds us crass or racist or whatever.

    Tex called you out.

    If I was in Oklahoma and he called me out like that, I’d bust my motherfuckin tool belt out and try to out work that half-centenarian until he said uncle. All for a good cause.

    But that’s the difference between me and you, greychin.

    Do people like greychin even matter when it comes to the debate?

    If you aren’t DOING what are you really doing?

  27. Who has suffered more from the effects of racism directed against them, and who continues to suffer more – blacks or whites?

    Specious question – then, or now? Then, no question. Now, no way.

    What’s presently more prevalent – white racism or black racism? Whose behavior is worse? Blacks or whites? Examine any meaningful statistics – not even close, as blacks dominate every violent crime statistic. This voter intimidation at the Philadelphia poll was crime example of the egregious double standards and hypocrisy of the progressive wing of the Dimocratic party.

    And politically correct like Rutherford or Hippie then have the unmitigated gall to tell us blacks can’t even be racist? It’s a sick joke. 🙄

    And I want to note that dishonest frauds like you make racism far worse than it needs to be, because instead of honest debate and discussion, you make it political to create strife. It’s the only way you win in politics and why men like you disgust me. Where you live, you’re immune to any trouble.

  28. From the blog of Rutherford’s buddy David Frum, the traitor to his race party…

    Why is the RNC Defending the Tea Partiers?

    The GOP is not in a position to take on a movement which has no leadership which — when issues such as this arise — can be held accountable. Nor can it control what happens at events or who appears and participates. Why then issue a blank check?

    The Tea Party itself provided a better example of how to deal with rogue elements. This week, a billboard appeared in Mason City, Iowa equating President Obama with Hitler and Lenin. The billboard was created and paid for by the North Iowa Tea Party.

    On July 14, Ryan Rhodes, the Chairman of the Iowa Tea Party Patriots appeared on CNN. He repudiated the billboard: “It detracts from the message we’re trying to promote which is freedom and not fear.” He explained that a grassroots movement like his cannot always prevent foolish actions: “None of us control one another…”

    So if Rhodes is not willing to take responsibility and defend the actions of a Tea Party organization within his own state, then why would the RNC or any other Republican organization, take up the defense with such blanket and absolute assurances that there are no racial factors involved?

  29. From the blog of Rutherford’s buddy David Frum, the traitor to his race party…

    Why is the RNC Defending the Tea Partiers?

    The GOP is not in a position to take on a movement which has no leadership which — when issues such as this arise — can be held accountable. Nor can it control what happens at events or who appears and participates. Why then issue a blank check?

    The Tea Party itself provided a better example of how to deal with rogue elements. This week, a billboard appeared in Mason City, Iowa equating President Obama with Hitler and Lenin. The billboard was created and paid for by the North Iowa Tea Party.

    On July 14, Ryan Rhodes, the Chairman of the Iowa Tea Party Patriots appeared on CNN. He repudiated the billboard: “It detracts from the message we’re trying to promote which is freedom and not fear.” He explained that a grassroots movement like his cannot always prevent foolish actions: “None of us control one another…”

    So if Rhodes is not willing to take responsibility and defend the actions of a Tea Party organization within his own state, then why would the RNC or any other Republican organization, take up the defense with such blanket and absolute assurances that there are no racial factors involved?

  30. Since you have never in your life heard a white person say anything racist about blacks, I couldn’t possibly explain it to you.” — Chin

    Really? Why don’t you try…

  31. A perfect example of how fraudulent these charges brought by Rutherford are – if he were really being honest, he’d note this is becoming a pattern with his beloved media that he quotes from so often…

    Typical of the kind of dishonest effort Think Progress produces, the video heavily edits clips so that you have no idea what the context of a statement is or precisely what someone they’ve edited is trying to say.

    Worse, the video “liberally” makes use of counter Tea Party protesters and infiltrators, including “Crash the Tea Party” drones, in order to fabricate their view.

    http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/archives/303650.php

  32. Is the Tea Party Racist?

    Believe this pretty well answers the real issue.

    It is essentially a failure of imagination. Liberals cannot imagine themselves into a way of thinking in which conservatives do what they do and believe what they believe for good reasons. And since they cannot believe that conservatives are motivated by rational beliefs and admirable motives, they must appeal to darker, more primitive impulses to explain their behavior. The racist motive presents itself as a natural and convenient explanation.

    Liberals, in other words, were always going to believe that a movement dominated by white conservatives is racist.

    http://www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Is-the-Tea-Party-Racist.html

  33. This is probably something that the black community should read. Hell, everyone should read it.

    What’s funny is that I’ve seen the NAACP backing off of their claims. I saw Ben Jealous on MSNBC’s Morning Joe say that he is not calling the Tea Party racist, he just wants the “leadership” to condemn premise/potential of racism by rogue actors. I saw Hilary Shelton, the NAACP VP for Policy, say that the NAACP also passed a resolution condemning the NBPP, though when I’ve tried to find that resolution, I can’t.

    I think it is more than just a little intellectually dishonest to ignore the stated arguments and positions of the Tea Party so that you can leverage the race card, which is clearly aimed at making political grounds. What’s funny to me is that the Dems need to make up ground with Independents, who happen to be a large portion of the Tea Party.

    Smooth, insult those you need most.

    Should Black Folks Give the Tea Party a Second Look?
    A 2009 New York Times op-ed titled ”The Recession’s Racial Divide” by Barbara Ehrenreich and Dedrick Muhammad began by asking the question, ”What do you get when you combine the worst economic downturn since the Depression with the first black president? A surge of white racial resentment, loosely disguised as a populist revolt.” I think that in part their conclusion about the Tea Party may miss the larger issues of why the Tea Party exists in the first place. This is something black Americans need to consider carefully. To narrow it all down to race is a straw man that we should not buy into.
    ….
    What struck me about this documentary [The Story of US] most of all was the American Revolution segment and how average, hard-working men and women rebelled against the great British Empire, in large part because of oppressive taxes. The founders, all men of means (many of who owned slaves), risked their very lives and fortunes as ”traitors” once they declared their “independence” from Great Britain in 1776. What I think we all miss is that the colonies rebelled against economic tyranny and oppression of individual freedom and liberties. This is a key takeaway that often gets lost in the modern Tea Party debate.

    In the final analysis, I think we would all be wise to consider what Thomas Jefferson warned: “Every generation needs a new revolution.” Does anyone among us really believe that government knows what is best for our lives? Does anyone among us really believe that paying more taxes will solve what is wrong with the poorest and least among us? Perhaps the African-American community needs to consider what we can do to secure our own economic wealth and our own individual liberties. Make no mistake — we are in perilous times, and to sit by passively and do nothing in the face of such deprivation is against all that we as Americans stand for.

  34. “Ape, I won’t try because you have never in your life heard a white person say or do anything racist toward blacks.”

    Another strawman from the Chin…

  35. In all honesty, I can’t I figure out right and wrong any more.

    I know Gorilla thinks it unequivocally wrong, and I respect that.

    But, I’m not so sure.

    Does one, in essence, allow his family to be chumped out?

    The banks broke their trust when they hit my son up to bail them out.

    Not to mention the corruption in government and Wallstreet that caused this bubble in the first place.

    This may sound like I’m making excuses, and maybe, subconsciously I am.

    2 wrongs don’t make a right.

    But one wrong can cause a man to step up and break another’s jaw via fist.

    Breaking someone’s jaw with your fist isn’t ethical, but we can all think of a time when we would let our fists fly. Can we not? Even if that means the recipient of said fist lands on the piano player.

    I just don’t have that inner Catholic guilt on this one. And trust me, I’m the most guilt ridden dude I know.

    Or maybe I’m an entitled, spoiled bitch. Screwing his neighbor over.

    I really don’t know!

    This world makes no fucking sense any more!

    Alice in Wonderland.

  36. I think it sucks when we get ourselves in a bind. I think it sucks when we ask for help and can’t get it. I think it sucks when we get trapped in a situation, especially when it is the result-largely- of others.

    But, I believe in personal accountability. I’m responsible for the agreements and contracts that I make. If I don’t have my word, I really don’t have anything because love and friendship are based on trust.

    I don’t judge you, it is your situation and you are ultimately responsible for your family, but no, I can’t accept that that was the only option. I don’t have the details and I don’t expect you to defend your decision- it is your decision, we just agree to disagree on this.

  37. “I listened to a YouTube replay of the greeting card message, and I gotta say that I heard the “R” sound in that card that made “hole” sound like “hoe” – with no audible “L” at all. And then all the giggling over the double-entendre. I think the NAACP had a valid gripe about the card.”

    So you really, honestly, truely think that the Hallmark Greeting Card Company produced a graduation card that told new graduates to beware of black whores?

    You really think that?

  38. “There ARE racist elements in the Tea Party. Do I have to post links to the pictures for you?”

    Go ahead. When you do, make sure you can prove that they are actually Tea Partiers and not from another organization.

  39. “The common theme in many of the previous comments is that black racism is comparable to white racism, and even excuses white racism.”

    Bullshit.

    Show even 1 post where that claim holds a drop of water.

  40. “Who has suffered more from the effects of racism directed against them, and who continues to suffer more – blacks or whites?

    Is the score even close?”

    So remind us again who is doing the excusing in this discussion.

  41. “Come on HF, when will he do that? He’s yet to do it with anything else…”

    Well in this case, he won’t do it because he can’t do it. Because what he claims is there isn’t.

  42. Oh look. Barack Obama has adopted yet another Bush-era policy.

    Gates is sounding more belligerent these days. “I don’t think we’re prepared to even talk about containing a nuclear Iran,” he told Fox News on June 20. “We do not accept the idea of Iran having nuclear weapons.” In fact, Gates was reflecting a new reality in the military and intelligence communities. Diplomacy and economic pressure remain the preferred means to force Iran to negotiate a nuclear deal, but there isn’t much hope that’s going to happen. “Will [sanctions] deter them from their ambitions with regards to nuclear capability?” CIA Director Leon Panetta told ABC News on June 27. “Probably not.” So the military option is very much back on the table.
    ….
    Other intelligence sources say that the U.S. Army’s Central Command, which is in charge of organizing military operations in the Middle East, has made some real progress in planning targeted air strikes — aided, in large part, by the vastly improved human-intelligence operations in the region. “There really wasn’t a military option a year ago,” an Israeli military source told me. “But they’ve gotten serious about the planning, and the option is real now.” Israel has been brought into the planning process, I’m told, because U.S. officials are frightened by the possibility that the right-wing Netanyahu government might go rogue and try to whack the Iranians on its own.

    This will be a good test for the left and MSM. When Bush left the military option on the table for Iran, and it got out that the administration had plans for such a thing, the meme was created that Bush was going to invade Iran, and it lasted throughout the rest of his presidency.

    This will end up being just another bit of proof that both are hucking fypocrites.

  43. The real message that Chin and R will studiously avoid is that as long as some people make a conscious decision to be a victim, they will never be anything else, and as long as we as a society imbue the victim with power and authority that would otherwise have to be earned, there will never be incentive to be anything else, and racism will always be a topic.

    RIP Dr. King’s Dream…killed by those it would save.

  44. I’ve noticed a recent habit – when there’s an article that clearly refutes claims, or makes taken positions appear in a very bad light (like my NYC abortion link on the previous post), there is nary a mention from our liberal crusaders and on to a different subject.

    Anybody else noticed this pattern recently? 😉

    I’m just wondering what the next set of excuses will be after the frivolous charges of racism and “it’s all Bush’s fault” will be.

    Some Congressional imbecile (D) was on TV this morning making claim that Bush was the one responsible for the lost jobs the last eighteen months, and that Bongo had created more jobs in eighteen months than Bush in eight years.

    Don’t know, but common sense wanted to ask the slug how did we get to full employment in 2005 if there was no private sector job creation?

    Libs don’t even lie well anymore.

  45. “I’m just wondering what the next set of excuses will be after the frivolous charges of racism and “it’s all Bush’s fault” will be.”

    There won’t be any. These hail-mary passes are all they have left, and are displaying that they intend to play them all the way to November.

  46. “it is your decision, we just agree to disagree on this.-Gorilla

    I guess the problem is that I don’t know if we disagree.

  47. Any you guys have ever heard of Huntington’s Disease.?

    My cousins have this. It’s basically a death wish passed down by the mother. (It already killed their Mom) They’re half Maltese and it’s on that side.

    It’s a slow death that attacks the nervous system and the mind.

    Fucking curse, man.

    I’ll be visiting them Sunday. It’s always tough to be around them.

    It’s hard to grasp the bad hand some people get dealt.

  48. “I guess the problem is that I don’t know if we disagree.”- DR

    Then you have my utmost sympathy.

    And yes, they won’t say anything to what we show. Inconvienent truths and all…

  49. But do you have any idea how much I would profit from my new found West African origins?

    Go ahead boss, try and fire me!

    Rabbit, you live in a fantasy world of minority freebies and breaks. I can’t speak to the black part, but consider this …. and this is three years old:

    You’re HR and you’ve got a disabled employee who might have considerably more trouble finding work elsewhere than some of your other employees. You don’t give a sh*t and lay his ass off anyway. That was three years ago and now the economy is ten times worse.

    What I’m saying is that in this economy, the old rules don’t work anymore … the minority protection dog does not hunt. Companies are laying folks off like a friggin lottery pull. No thought to any of the superficials. This might be a good thing … kind of an equalizer. That’s one reason I didn’t play the “handicap” card when I got laid off. I just took it “like a man” and I am where I am. Who knows? Maybe I should have swallowed my pride and begged for my job?

    In any case … your “go ahead and fire me” stuff will do only one thing for you nowadays …. get you fired. 🙂

  50. R, you didn’t really answer on the other post, but I sincerely would like to know what you think of Planned Parenthood and Sanger now that you know that she wasn’t all that you were told.

    She had more in common with Hitler than you, that should give you pause.

  51. 😆

    Damn. Tex…this your neighbor?

    This SOB needs to be shot on site and put out his misery. What a disgrace – I’d cut his head off and mount it for a display.

    Guaranteed he pulls a straight Dim lever too! 🙂

  52. Rutherford,

    Of course black people are not impervious to lay offs. They hit like a flood.

    But firing a black dude? Are you kidding me? Much. much, tougher to do.

    I’m guessing your job title/position was eliminated. I would bet dollars to doughnuts your ass didn’t get canned.

    It’s happening once again at my wife’s work right now. (Luckily she’s done in a week).

    Even the Dominican guy she works with claims it to be true. They are too afraid to fire this black manager who is utterly inept.

    The bar is also set lower for blacks in hard core industrial union jobs, such as the steel mill.

    I also saw a lowered bar when i was in the military.

    Of course, blacks don’t work much construction….so it was a non issue there.

    Man would I love somebody to explain that one. Why aren’t more blacks in the trades????

    Black benefits such as affirmative action don’t help people that the government wants to “lift”. Middle class blacks are the ones who take advantage of that stuff, yet, they would have been successful no matter what. Because they’re smart hard workers!

    There is an exception to this.

    I feel there is a glass ceiling for blacks in the highest echelons of corporate America. However, the same ceiling exists for middle class whites and women too. Basically, anyone not “connected”.

    So, yeah…my first pick would to be a Jew.

    Then….an educated black man.

    By the way, “black benefits” do far more harm then good. The government forcing people even to merely “break ties” based race does nothing but create strife.

    It just aint right.

  53. I’m slightly tongue and cheek about “trading” my race. Just thought I’d like to point that out.

  54. Gentlemen, my apologies. I intended to comment extensively today but the “real me” is migrating my business web site to a new platform plus I had some volunteer web maintenance to do as well (using Joomla for anyone who cares about the details).

    I haven’t even read most of today’s comments so tomorrow is catchup mode.

  55. G, I honestly didn’t take Mrs. Obama’s remarks that way. Maybe its me, but I think the characterization in the Human Events story gets it wrong.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/07/michelle-obama-to-the-naacp-now-is-not-the-time-to-rest-on-our-laurels.html

    I would expect a focus on race, and those who came before. Now if she started harping on the need to support Barack Hussein Obama and his policies because he is black, and because he will make sure that white folks give up everything they have so that others will have a fair share…then maybe I could see it that way, but she didn’t. In fact, I thought her remarks about decades away from slavery and decades away from Jim Crow were an interesting admission.

  56. After misquoting her like a dumb ass, I felt the need to to read what she said. I agree with BiC.

    In other news, I smell poop and can’t find it anywhere on me. I swear the baby pooped in my recliner.

  57. Do even liberals feel comfortable with Barney Frank standing behind Nancy Pelosi, as they sign a financial reform bill?

    Doesn’t any meaningful reform, by default, keep Barny Frank 10,000 miles away?

    What a joke.

    __________________________________________________
    Obama on the looming shadow of doom this Novemeber:

    “a choice between the policies that got us into this mess and my policies that got us out of this mess.”

    This is why America has turned on the President.

    First of all, everyone with a brain knows how the housing bubble started and everyone knows who started it and why.

    Secondly, Obama has done nothing to “get us out of any mess”.

    Nothing.

    Hell, even Rutherford would admit IT’S STILL A MESS.

    What in the living hell is he talking about!

    He backed the Bush bail out. He backed Fanny and Freddy.

    Do liberals even still defend the stimulus as a success?

    I certainly never hear them talk about it anymore.

    8% unemployment wasn’t asking for too much considering how much we spent.

    Mr. President…..we are still in a mess!

  58. “In other news, I smell poop and can’t find it anywhere on me. I swear the baby pooped in my recliner.”

    Has he spent the morning smiling at you?

    If so, the smell is farts…and he wasn’t smiling…LOL.

  59. Might wanna lightly bounce him about on your knee or lay him on his belly and lightly rub/pat his lower back to help him work that outta there. Otherwise he might get real cranky by the end of the day.

    (speaking from experience)

  60. I actually agree on Michelle My Bell’s comment, I was more interested in the WWMLKT element of the quote. I honestly think that if more folks sat back and asked that question before they did something, that we’d have a completely different country than we do right now.

    The social issues- like abortion, faith, and the family- blacks overhelmingly side with conservatives. In fact, I’d argue that the black community has a lot in common with conservatives. At least those that don’t dwell on being a victim…

  61. I was more interested in the WWMLKT element of the quote.

    You and me both. I think it is a question that should be invoked whenever a victim or victimspokesperson starts mouthing off about race to establish more victimhood, not because to invoke MLK…while his legacy should belong to the entire country, I know that there will always be some who will insist that his contribution was because of his blackness and not in spite of it…but because of the concept itself. If character didn’t matter, then there was no need for Dr. King to do what he did.

  62. You know, my last three posts have been about race, or at least the role it plays. I never would have predicted that, being that I’m not actively conscious about race.

    However, I am actively political, an the thrust of race of late into everything must be having its effect.

    It’ll be interesting, once R has the time, to see his thoughts…

  63. Nah Gorilla, we weren’t lucky enough they shut his editing ass down.

    That’s just the number of sites where he’s “active” posting MSNBC talking points. 😉

  64. I have zero credibility this week when it comes to commenting on this thread. Web site move is kicking my ass … not because of any actual problems, just because there is much to learn and do vis-a-vis SEO, social media setup, etc.

    Sometime this weekend I’ll put in my two cents on some of the 90+ comments I’ve missed.

    Here’s a thought for you guys: John Boehner has basically said “I would like a moratorium on governing.” ROTFLMAO! Yeah that’s a great strategy for November … let’s just stop governing. OK, he said regulating but it’s tantamount to the same thing.

  65. It’s only the same when a Democrat says it, because Democrats are the ones who equate governing with regulating.

    When a Republican says he wants a moratorium on regulating, what he means is that he wants a moratorium on Democrats.

  66. Sorry Huck … I played with some settings last night. I’ll see if I can restore your old one. (You’ll notice that the folks like Tex who use “gravatars” remained unscathed.)

  67. I don’t know why Rutherford thinks no governance would be so terrible. Dims didn’t feel we needed a budget. Isn’t John Boehner just following Dingy Harry and San Fran Nan’s lead?

  68. I read where former Obama fan Mort Zuckerman, sycophant and sometimes Obama speech writer, has finally had the guts to admit the truth after the personal epiphany of disaster called Bongo economics.

    http://politics.usnews.com/opinion/mzuckerman/articles/2010/07/16/obamas-anti-business-policies-are-our-economic-katrina.html

    One wonders how long it will take Bongo propagandist toe suckers Hippie Professor and The Gray chin to have the same epiphany?

    Rutherford doesn’t care – he’ll admit Obama is a failure and still defend him. 🙂 Give um hell Rutherford!!

  69. Ehhhh I’ve never considered Mort Zuckerman to have been a “fan” of Obama. I’ve watched many appearances of Mort on both MSNBC’s Morning Joe and PBS’ McLaughlin Group and he is always middle of the road regarding Obama. Hardly a sycophant.

    Mort of course ain’t the sharpest tool in the shed since he lost a lot of money in the Bernie Madoff scandal. There’s nothing dumber than a rich man who loses his money to a swindler. The rich stay rich by being smart with their money. Mort, not so much. 😉

  70. R, Chin, and every other lying fucking liberal within earshot– FUCK YOU YOU LYING BASTARDS!!!!!

    Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax
    By ROBERT PEAR
    WASHINGTON — When Congress required most Americans to obtain health insurance or pay a penalty, Democrats denied that they were creating a new tax. But in court, the Obama administration and its allies now defend the requirement as an exercise of the government’s “power to lay and collect taxes.”

    And that power, they say, is even more sweeping than the federal power to regulate interstate commerce.

    Administration officials say the tax argument is a linchpin of their legal case in defense of the health care overhaul and its individual mandate, now being challenged in court by more than 20 states and several private organizations.

    Under the legislation signed by President Obama in March, most Americans will have to maintain “minimum essential coverage” starting in 2014. Many people will be eligible for federal subsidies to help them pay premiums.

    In a brief defending the law, the Justice Department says the requirement for people to carry insurance or pay the penalty is “a valid exercise” of Congress’s power to impose taxes.

    Congress can use its taxing power “even for purposes that would exceed its powers under other provisions” of the Constitution, the department said. For more than a century, it added, the Supreme Court has held that Congress can tax activities that it could not reach by using its power to regulate commerce.

    While Congress was working on the health care legislation, Mr. Obama refused to accept the argument that a mandate to buy insurance, enforced by financial penalties, was equivalent to a tax.

    “For us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase,” the president said last September, in a spirited exchange with George Stephanopoulos on the ABC News program “This Week.”

    When Mr. Stephanopoulos said the penalty appeared to fit the dictionary definition of a tax, Mr. Obama replied, “I absolutely reject that notion.”

    Congress anticipated a constitutional challenge to the individual mandate. Accordingly, the law includes 10 detailed findings meant to show that the mandate regulates commercial activity important to the nation’s economy. Nowhere does Congress cite its taxing power as a source of authority.

    Under the Constitution, Congress can exercise its taxing power to provide for the “general welfare.” It is for Congress, not courts, to decide which taxes are “conducive to the general welfare,” the Supreme Court said 73 years ago in upholding the Social Security Act.

    Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, described the tax power as an alternative source of authority.

    “The Commerce Clause supplies sufficient authority for the shared-responsibility requirements in the new health reform law,” Mr. Pfeiffer said. “To the extent that there is any question of additional authority — and we don’t believe there is — it would be available through the General Welfare Clause.”

    The law describes the levy on the uninsured as a “penalty” rather than a tax. The Justice Department brushes aside the distinction, saying “the statutory label” does not matter. The constitutionality of a tax law depends on “its practical operation,” not the precise form of words used to describe it, the department says, citing a long line of Supreme Court cases.

    Moreover, the department says the penalty is a tax because it will raise substantial revenue: $4 billion a year by 2017, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

    In addition, the department notes, the penalty is imposed and collected under the Internal Revenue Code, and people must report it on their tax returns “as an addition to income tax liability.”

    Because the penalty is a tax, the department says, no one can challenge it in court before paying it and seeking a refund.

    Jack M. Balkin, a professor at Yale Law School who supports the new law, said, “The tax argument is the strongest argument for upholding” the individual-coverage requirement.

    Mr. Obama “has not been honest with the American people about the nature of this bill,” Mr. Balkin said last month at a meeting of the American Constitution Society, a progressive legal organization. “This bill is a tax. Because it’s a tax, it’s completely constitutional.”

    Mr. Balkin and other law professors pressed that argument in a friend-of-the-court brief filed in one of the pending cases.

    Opponents contend that the “minimum coverage provision” is unconstitutional because it exceeds Congress’s power to regulate commerce.

    “This is the first time that Congress has ever ordered Americans to use their own money to purchase a particular good or service,” said Senator Orrin G. Hatch, Republican of Utah.

    In their lawsuit, Florida and other states say: “Congress is attempting to regulate and penalize Americans for choosing not to engage in economic activity. If Congress can do this much, there will be virtually no sphere of private decision-making beyond the reach of federal power.”

    In reply, the administration and its allies say that a person who goes without insurance is simply choosing to pay for health care out of pocket at a later date. In the aggregate, they say, these decisions have a substantial effect on the interstate market for health care and health insurance.

    In its legal briefs, the Obama administration points to a famous New Deal case, Wickard v. Filburn, in which the Supreme Court upheld a penalty imposed on an Ohio farmer who had grown a small amount of wheat, in excess of his production quota, purely for his own use.

    The wheat grown by Roscoe Filburn “may be trivial by itself,” the court said, but when combined with the output of other small farmers, it significantly affected interstate commerce and could therefore be regulated by the government as part of a broad scheme regulating interstate commerce.

  71. Lyin’ Joe Biden is out growing his nose today, too.

    He says the Stimulus didn’t work as planned because the GOP didn’t let Democrats spend as much as they wanted.

    “There’s a lot of people at the time argued it was too small,” he said. “A lot of people in our administration…even some Republican economists and some Nobel laureates like Paul Krugman, who continues to argue it was too small.”

    “But, you know,” Biden told Tapper, “there was a reality. In order to get what we got passed, we had to find Republican votes. And we found three. And we finally got it passed,” Biden said.

    But that is bullshit. Why?

    Because Democrats got what they wanted all along.

    Estimating the aggregate employment effects of the proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan involves several steps. The first is to specify a prototypical package. We have assumed a package just slightly over the $775 billion currently under discussion. It includes a range of measures, all of which have been discussed publicly. [this is on page 4]

    And how much did Democrats get to spend? $862 billion.

  72. And by the way, that document I linked above is from January 9, 2009. So obviously the GOP had not been haggling to get that $775BB figure they were currently discussing.

  73. Changing Stance, Administration Now Defends Insurance Mandate as a Tax.

    Bull shit liars will pay for the next 4 Novembers.

    Just wait until the dummies try to implement the financially crippling piece of crap.

    There is a reason the President’s only 2 “successes” are fucking despised. They both suck. No jobs. Shitty and expensive health care scheme.

    Man, am I glad my ego isn’t some how tied to Obama.

  74. OK, I’m up for air a bit …. so I’ll tackle some of this thread,

    Let’s start on the NAACP as an anachronism. Frankly, I’d be happier with a non-race affiliated human rights group intervening in cases of injustice and prejudice. I think the NAACP is past its prime … hell it calls its own people an outdated and almost offensive label (“colored”).

    There was a time when blacks got the brunt of the abuse in this country and merited an organization devoted to their defense (or “advancement”). Now I think we need to focus on the advancement of all minorities and under-represented people. As I said on my radio show yesterday, dirt poor whites in West Virginia are just as deserving of advocacy as ghetto blacks. To say any differently is to actually insult the black community that they are somehow the most wretched of all minorities.

    Needless to say, my co-host Sandi did not agree.

    Someone on the news over the weekend said the NAACP resolution renewed the organization’s relevancy. I rest my case. They have become relatively irrelevant because times have changed. I am NOT saying bigotry is over. But times have changed.

  75. I laughed at Rabbit’s laughing at my use of the word “we”. What’s funny Rabbit, is that when I write about the black community I usually do write “they”. It probably is because I am not as connected to the community on a daily basis as some other blacks are. So when I used the word “we” in this post, I was very conscious of doing so.

    However, you do make a mistake when you think there is only one way of being black. From my POV, the only thing that makes you black is that you actually have to THINK about it. It is much more psychological than any physical or even behavioral manifestation.

    For that matter, I sometimes think my white wife is “blacker” than I am. Sh*t, Rabbit …. you are probably “blacker” than I am. 😀

  76. Was forced to get my first pair of reading glasses because I noticed I was having to struggle more than I should to read. Considering I am starting a master’s program and will be in seminar classes for the next 2 years, I figured there was no need to be stubborn and put it off.

    This getting old shit is for the birds.

  77. While Rutherford screeches about NAACP finally recognizing Tea Party racism – complete hearsay – here’s documented proof of the NAACP’s racism.

    Deny this one Rutherford…and tell us how it’s not racism like only you can do in such astute hypocritical fashion.

  78. White people are the only ethnicity that isn’t allowed to openly show pride in their heritage.

    That comment is so full of stupid. There is no white heritage. There is Irish, Polish, Italian, etc. heritage. I would submit that were it not for that “peculiar institution”, blacks would have no heritage either. They would be Nigerian, Kenyan, Ghanaian, etc. Unfortunately, one of the legacies of slavery is that many blacks cannot trace themselves back to their native lands. It’s what inspired the entire Roots phenom of the 1970’s.

    Now if you are equating “white heritage” with “American heritage”,: well then I have a different bone to pick with you. We ALL (white and black) share that heritage and should celebrate it TOGETHER.

  79. There was a time when blacks got the brunt of the abuse in this country and merited an organization devoted to their defense (or “advancement”). Now I think we need to focus on the advancement of all minorities and under-represented people. As I said on my radio show yesterday, dirt poor whites in West Virginia are just as deserving of advocacy as ghetto blacks. To say any differently is to actually insult the black community that they are somehow the most wretched of all minorities.

    Needless to say, my co-host Sandi did not agree.

    And what dfoes it tell you when you keep company with a lily-white blond chick who thinks that way? Is her practice of racism ok with you?

  80. “That comment is so full of stupid. There is no white heritage.”

    You can play semantic games all you want. All I know is that any other race is encouraged to show its pride and to organize itself along race-based lines.

    You tell me that is full of all kinds of stupid and I will say that you are lacking all kinds of reality.

  81. “Unfortunately, one of the legacies of slavery is that many blacks cannot trace themselves back to their native lands.”

    So what?

    I can’t trace my roots back to Europe. And don’t think I haven’t tried. For all I know my ancestors came here as endentured servants who were forced to trade years of servitude for passage to the New World.

    But since I am white, I guess that disqualifies me from a generic heritage based on race.

  82. Now if you are equating “white heritage” with “American heritage”,: well then I have a different bone to pick with you. We ALL (white and black) share that heritage and should celebrate it TOGETHER.

    The truest thing I’ve ever seen you write, R. You ready to drop the hyphen and join the rest of us in the Melting Pot? I sure hope so, ’cause the Vertical Mossaic is crummy model for national unity.

  83. Yeah Rutherford,

    That’s goes for me too. My dad was adopted and they will not unseal the records even upon my death. I have no idea “my roots.”

    So my roots are AMERICAN. I’m sure there’s something to trace me back to Europe but it is not only unimportant, but I’m uninterested short of curiosity.

    When the NAALCP wishes to join me in a common call for heritage, tell them to look me up. Until then, I consider the NAALCP a hypocritical, anachronistic bunch of bigots propagating a lame sales pitch to further their own selfish absorption.

  84. I haven’t gone through all the comments in this thread yet, so Tex .. humor me even if you’ve already said it … what exactly does NAALCP stand for? Is the L for lame? Lazy? Limited in perspective? 🙂

  85. You must devote your time and resources to conducting witch hunts and internecine quarrels among yoursleves before you receive our seal of apathy, because doing so should blunt your effectivness and give our watercarries in the legacy media the right tool which has thus far escaped them and their attempts to delegitimize your message.

    BiW, were you watching the Wizard of Oz while listening to The Dark Side of the Moon as you typed that sentence? WTF was that???

    As for the part of your comment that I could comprehend, the black hole brouhaha was an embarrassment for those who made a big deal out of it. The card company should have told the gripers to go back and take high school science class again (or at least get the ear wax out of their ears). I think I’ve said as much in a prior thread.

  86. Rutherford, you surprise me…you of all people. 🙂

    National Association for Advancement of “LIBERAL” Colored People.

  87. WTF was that???

    That was the real message of the NAACP to the Tea party and it’s associates with their resolution.

    It makes about as much sense as liberals believing what they have to say to conservatives about keeping “relevant” is important and should be listened to.

    Whenever a group suffering as the NAACP does with its own manifestations of racism starts to lecture another group about it, it rings of arrogance, pretension, and fear. The Tea Party doesn’t require the blessing of the NAACP to be relevant or be a political force, and in fact threatens to blunt the trauma of politcal correctness that groups like the NAACP might wield as a means to keep and exercise power. That makes them a threat, which lead to this predictable and ineffective move by the NAACP. And I fear that the NAACP will step up its game as this gets uglier and drags on more.

  88. This is what I mean when I call the NAALCP hypocrites. We are appalled? It was at you function, and you were laughing.

    I call on the NAACP to call out the racists and bigots in its ranks…

    Video Shows USDA Official Saying She Didn’t Give ‘Full Force’ of Help to White Farmer

    Days after the NAACP clashed with Tea Party members over allegations of racism, a video has surfaced showing an Agriculture Department official regaling an NAACP audience with a story about how she withheld help to a white farmer facing bankruptcy — video that now has forced the official to resign.

    The NAACP released a statement late Monday condemning Sherrod’s admission.

    “We are appalled by her actions, just as we are with abuses of power against farmers of color and female farmers,” the statement said.

  89. My Dad’s side comes from a remote village Liskiavos, Vlkaviskis, Lithuania. I can trace them back to around 1830. I’m in contact with my 2nd and 3rd cousins over there.

    It’s literally the last square couple of miles to be Christianized in Europe. Indians were Christian before some of us were.

    My Mom’s side comes form Vilinus, Lithuania, but are Polish.

    I know, who cares. I barely do.

    Thank God I’m American!

  90. Gorilla, pointing out this type of hypocrisy falls on deaf ears when it comes to the left. Look at G-chin trying to lecture everyone here about bigotry and racism from the Tea Party as though the white guy from Oklahoma holds some credential on the subject. Apparently liberals have a monopoly on the victim status engendered by claims of racism, real or imagined.

    As I said in a prior comment, liberal orthodoxy honestly believes that it is necessary to fight racism and bigotry with bigotry and racism. Looks like it’s time for more shallow deflection and justification, that’s all.

  91. El Tigre,

    Graychin is worse than you can dream in his charges of “racism” and “bigotry”.

    I found this the other day and immediately thought MLK had to be applying it directly to Graychin.

    Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

    – Martin Luther King.

  92. According to records obtained by The Daily Caller, at several points during the 2008 presidential campaign a group of liberal journalists took radical steps to protect their favored candidate. Employees of news organizations including Time, Politico, the Huffington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Guardian, Salon and the New Republic participated in outpourings of anger over how Obama had been treated in the media, and in some cases plotted to fix the damage.

    In one instance, Spencer Ackerman of the Washington Independent urged his colleagues to deflect attention from Obama’s relationship with Wright by changing the subject. Pick one of Obama’s conservative critics, Ackerman wrote, “Fred Barnes, Karl Rove, who cares — and call them racists.”

    Collusion, conspiracy, and a calculated determination to call political opponents racists not because they are racists, but for political gain. The journalistic integrity is underwhelming.

    If shame hadn’t already been strangled in its bed by liberalism, it would be hanging heavily about the necks of the left this morning.

    http://dailycaller.com/2010/07/20/documents-show-media-plotting-to-kill-stories-about-rev-jeremiah-wright/#ixzz0uDfJX1mw

  93. El Tigre,

    As I said in a prior comment, liberal orthodoxy honestly believes that it is necessary to fight racism and bigotry with bigotry and racism. Looks like it’s time for more shallow deflection and justification, that’s all.

    Excellent answer – every lib on this board should be forced to reread that over and over until the truth finally sinks in.

    Unfortunately, none of the fools will understand its meaning. 😐

  94. BIC,

    Posted that very same commentary on Professor Pravda’s insufferable blog this morning.

    They’ll find no problem with the collusion and I predict, will in fact think it clever, honest and good journalism.

  95. I was going to point out that black babies are not always born black, and that sometimes they get their skin color a bit later.

    But the blonde hair kind of tosses that explanation out the window.

  96. “They’ll find no problem with the collusion and I predict, will in fact think it clever, honest and good journalism”

    No they won’t.

    They will ignore it entirely, just like they have with the videos you’ve posted showing racism.

    They only want to discuss Tea Party racism. Or yours.

    Hell, one of them even wants to laugh off the Crash The Tea Party movement as though it never existed.

  97. They only want to discuss Tea Party racism. Or yours.

    Hell, one of them even wants to laugh off the Crash The Tea Party movement as though it never existed.

    Huck, You’ll feel better if you just confess your racism and admit that you will be better off letting government create an equality of condition for everyone but the ruling class and do all that weally hward thwinking for you.

  98. Rabbit,

    The Bible does not mention anything to the best of my knowledge about ‘races’, but it does have a great deal to say about nations and languages. I would say that the term “race” is purely arbitrary and invented by man for his own convenience in anthropological studies.

    Genetically, you could take the two most different looking people in the world and their genotype would vary less than 1/10th of 1%. The phenotype (what is expressed) can obviously be quite different, but there is little difference between any two men.

    If interested – and of course, articles like this just frost the asses of evolutionists like Hippie because it doesn’t fit the typical “criteria.” And you’ll note this is from one of America’s leading medical communities which makes it “doubly bad.”

    Biological differences among races do not exist, WU research shows

    Among Templeton’s conclusions: There is more genetic similarity between Europeans and sub-Saharan Africans and between Europeans and Melanesians, inhabitants of islands northeast of Australia, than there is between Africans and Melanesians. Yet, sub-Saharan Africans and Melanesians share dark skin, hair texture and cranial-facial features, traits commonly used to classify people into races. According to Templeton, this example shows that “racial traits” are grossly incompatible with overall genetic differences between human populations.

    “The pattern of overall genetic differences instead tells us that genetic lineages rapidly spread out to all of humanity, indicating that human populations have always had a degree of genetic contact with one another, and thus historically don’t show any distinct evolutionary lineages within humanity,” Templeton said. “Rather, all of humanity is a single long-term evolutionary lineage.”

    http://wupa.wustl.edu/record_archive/1998/10-15-98/articles/races.html

  99. I was just out for a walk with the little man in the stroller and our miniature schnauzer on a leash. Out of nowhere I was surrounded by two unleashed, barking, pit bulls. I’m not sure if I’d call the pit bulls’ posture aggressive but it certainly wasn’t pleasant. They snuck up on me too. Before I even realized it, one of their heads were in the stroller. My heart is still going a mile a minute.

    Do I

    A. Go back and shoot both dogs.
    B. Call the cops on the home owner.
    C. Go back to the house and talk to the dude
    D. Just be glad nothing happened and go on with life.

  100. Rabbit, if you can control your temper, I’d vote C, if not, I vote D. With option C you better have your spiel rehearsed in advance and figure out what you’re gonna do if the dude tells you to take a flying leap.

    Pit bills scare the crap out of me.

  101. Unleashed Pit bulls?

    Time to call the police and/or animal control, DR, and make sure they understand that the dogs were in a position to use DR Jr. as a chew toy.

    You showed more restraint than me. Had it been my kids, I’d have taken the dogs apart with my bare hands. Adrenalin can be a scary thing.

  102. D.R.,

    I’d choose Option C too. That happened to me once without dogs but two small children in a stroller and my wife – a single pit bull.

    I stepped between my family and the dog and he stopped – I kind of chased him off in a casual way. I think he was simply being a hound and had no malice, but I wasn’t taking chances.

    If you know the owner, he needs a call. Where I live, he’s liable if caught. If that doesn’t work, the police need a call. That’s nothing to mess with when you got a little one.

  103. R, I expect you to do a new post on the Sherrod story. Namely, can you explain the mental gymnastics of the NAACP please…

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