Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Socialist on the High Court? Progressives and Race, Shocking: Hillary a Socialist!? That Idiot Michael Steele Again! Santa and Frank - Thomas Sowell, Niggas are preparing to riot in Oakland... yup that's Oakland!

A Socialist on the High Court? Part One- AIM

Elena Kagan’s controversial “Final Conflict” thesis on socialism was written in 1981 when she was 21 years old. Professor Harvey Klehr, an expert on the socialist and communist movements, told me that while he sensed “a lurking sympathy” in the document for the left-wing of the Socialist Party, he didn’t find a “red flag” that would derail her nomination. Kagan’s thesis covered the rise and fall of the socialist movement in New York City from 1900-1933.

Clearly, however, the socialist movement has risen again, under the cover of the “progressive” tradition that includes not only the President who appointed Kagan but her backers at the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP).

The embrace of Kagan by this movement is the real “red flag.” But Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) has noted in an editorial the “free ride” that Kagan has received in her confirmation hearings, as Republican senators have mostly “played dead” and the major media have acted as “compliant shills” for the nomination. Yet, as noted by IBD, Kagan has a radical record that includes:

  • Twisting scientific findings in order to protect the grisly practice of partial-birth abortion.
  • Banning military recruiters at Harvard Law School to please radical homosexual activists.
  • Arguing as solicitor general that books, and maybe pamphlets, too, might not be worthy of First Amendment protection.
  • Seeming to agree that it would be constitutional for the federal government to tell people what to eat.
As we have seen with Van Jones, who has been rehired by CAP, it is today fashionable in left-wing or “progressive” circles to be a socialist and even communist revolutionary. This wasn’t always the case.

A Socialist on the High Court? Part Two

Constitutional Confusion - The American Spectator

The Onion, a popular news satire website, recently ran the following headline: "Area man passionate defender of what he imagines Constitution to be." The story itself is a liberal send-up of a conservative Christian follower of the Tea Party movement, who among other things erroneously believes the Framers wove a clear prohibition on birth control into our nation's founding documents.

But the article could just have easily been written as a straight news story about the late Sen. Robert Byrd. Most of Byrd's obituaries noted that the senator was fond of carrying around a copy of the Constitution in his pocket. Yet the nine-term Democrat devoted much of his long career to making sure Congress unconstitutionally spent money on local projects that benefited his West Virginia constituents.

When Byrd decided people weren't paying enough attention to the hallowed document, he decided it was time to declare National Constitution Day. The only trouble was that his mechanism for doing so was a federal education funding bill that was itself blatantly unconstitutional, at least if you believe in a Constitution that delegates a few defined powers to the central government.

Byrd has gone to the big Klan rally in the sky, but his idiosyncratic definition of constitutionalism lives on. In fact, it was on full display this week during Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings. Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, asked Kagan whether Congress had the power to require the American people to consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables each day.

Kagan tried to play it off with an appeal to judicial restraint, replying that what Coburn was suggesting "sounds like a dumb law" but a law's senselessness is not by itself sufficient reason for the Supreme Court to overturn it. That's true as far as it goes, but does the federal government have the power to regulate American diets in this fashion? Kagan did not answer the question, but her stammering spoke volumes.

SHOCKING: Kagan's Princeton Thesis Cited German Socialist Who Endorsed Nazis - Human Events

Elena Kagan's senior thesis at Princeton University, recounting the history of socialist politics in New York City, cited the theories of an influential German Marxist who notoriously switched allegiances to Nazism after Adolf Hitler attained power.

Werner Sombart was widely recognized as an academic proponent of Marxism and was once praised by Karl Marx's colleague Friedrich Engels as the only German professor who understood Marx's Das Kapital. During World War I, however, Sombart endorsed Germany's "heroic" war against the "capitalist spirit" represented by England. In 1934, Sombart published Deutscher Sozialismus, which advocated the "total ordering of life" as an expression of the German Volksgeist, or "national spirit."
In the introduction to her 1981 thesis, Kagan addresses a question famously asked by Sombart: Warum gibt es in den Vereinigten Staaten keinen Sozialismus? -- "Why is there no socialism in the United States?"


In Many Ways, Kagan’s Like Obama - Human Events

Capt. Pete Hegseth, who testified during the Kagan hearings today as a witness for the Republicans, told HUMAN EVENTS that Kagan in many ways reminds him of Barack Obama. Hegseth is chairman of the organization Vets for Freedom and is currently in graduate school at Harvard.

“In some sense, she’s very similar to President Obama -- very careful track record in elite institutions where everybody looks at her as credible and smart and a thinker,” Hegseth said. “[She] has been very careful not to talk too much about what she actually thinks things on really contentious [issues].”

Hegseth said it’s almost like she voted “present.”

Socialist Hillary Clinton Wants the US to Spread the Wealth Around More - First Things

Hillary Clinton spoke at the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine on July 2, 2010.
Via FOX Nation:

It’s important, too, that we look at how to promote broadly-based prosperity. One of the problems in societies around the world today is that too much of the productivity of the economies are going to too few. Too few people, the political and economic elite, are realizing the vast majority of benefits from economic activity. It’s true in my own country where, unfortunately, economic inequality is increasing. And it’s true in Ukraine. It’s true in Europe and Asia and Africa and South America. So part of the challenge of economic growth and prosperity is to make sure it gets down and equally spread among people.
The Right Scoop has the video.

Asked If Catholic Church Could Recruit at Harvard Law Even Though It Bans Female Priests, Kagan Said All Recruiters Needed to Certify They Did Not Discriminate By Gender


Christian Adams Blows Whistle on Progressives and Race - The American Spectator

Christian Adams and Bill Clinton.

Who would have thought a heretofore unknown career Justice Department lawyer and the famously garrulous former President could combine to turn the spotlight on the centuries old -- if never formally acknowledged -- alliance between progressives and racism?

President Clinton first.

In winging along in his eulogy for the late West Virginia U.S. Senator Robert Byrd, former President Bill Clinton decided (impulsively?) to address the much commented upon knowledge that Senator Byrd spent part of his early career as an "Exalted Cyclops" of the Ku Klux Klan.

Blurted Clinton of that which must not be mentioned by liberals:

"He once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan, what does that mean? I'll tell you what it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollows from West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn't have done and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that's what a good person does. There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians."
So. Bill Clinton says Robert Byrd was dallying with one of the most famously racist organizations in American history because he "was trying to get elected."

OK. Fair enough. (Not really, but we'll come back to this.)

But trying to get elected… to do what, exactly?

Well, as it happens, we know the answer to that. Senator Byrd spent his entire career as an elected official supporting -- hold on -- Big Government. Really. The whole shebang from the social programs to the big buildings and unions that housed and ran those programs. When he could get away with it, which was often, he loved having whole chunks of that Big Government built or removed to the end of that country road that was heaven to him -- West Virginia.


This really pisses me off...You mean the RNC can’t get rid of this retarded mutherfucker?

The Problem with Michael Steele - Hot Air

The Associated Press is hearing what others are hearing. Michael Steele isn’t going anywhere:
interviews with more than a dozen party operatives indicate there’s little desire to wage a complicated, perhaps uncertain, effort to oust him with just six months left in his two-year term.
As the Wall Street Journal explains, the math is simply too difficult to remove Steele:

Republican Party rules could make it difficult for any of Mr. Steele’s critics to secure his ouster. Under the rules, two-thirds of the committee’s 168 members, or 112 members, would have to vote in favor of such a move.

Mr. Steele won the RNC chairmanship by 91-77 vote on the last ballot against Mr. Dawson. If all members who opposed Mr. Steele in 2009 voted against him in an ouster vote, the vote would not succeed unless 35 members who had backed Mr. Steele for chairman now opposed him.
Republicans have two problems here: the first is Michael Steele and the second is the structure of the RNC. The problem with Steele is that he doesn’t really want to be the RNC chairman. The job of the RNC chairman is to raise money, and Steele wants to be a pundit or a strategist. Just to recall a few of Steele’s many gaffes: he called Rush Limbaugh’s show “ugly,” mused about whether Republicans are ready to lead, speculated the GOP didn’t nominate Mitt Romney because he’s a Mormon, attacked conservatives for “slammin’ and rammin” Sonia Sotomayor, threatened to “come after” GOP moderates, and now has called Afghanistan “Obama’s war.” In other words, Steele wants to critique Republicans or, however illogically, craft their message. Hence his cringe-inducing attempts to make the GOP hip–remember the “What Up?” blog or the “bling-bling” stimulus?

Steele apparently believes that simply raising money and sticking to talking points is beneath him.

Venezuela slum takes socialism beyond Chavez

CARACAS, July 6 (Reuters) - While President Hugo Chavez struggles to revive the battered bolivar, in a hillside slum overlooking his palace, die-hard supporters are talking about getting rid of the Venezuelan currency altogether.

Welcome to the 23 de Enero barrio, home to about 100,000 people and something of a laboratory for Chavez's nationwide socialist experiment. Here you find dogs named "Comrade Mao", and even a "revolutionary car wash."

"We are creating a popular bank and are going to issue a communal currency: little pieces of cardboard," says Salvador Rooselt, a soft-spoken 24-year-old law student and community leader who often quotes Lenin and Marx.

Some 20 militant groups sometimes described as Chavez's "storm troopers" run this urban jungle in western Caracas, where hulking concrete buildings daubed with colorful murals -- one depicting Jesus Christ brandishing an AK-47 rifle -- show off the neighborhood's radical tradition.

"We are giving capitalism a punch in its social metabolism," said Rooselt, of the Alexis Vive group, wearing its trademark bandana with the image of guerrilla icon Ernesto Che Guevara around his neck.

A deeply-rooted socialist ideology, absolute territorial control and financing from the government have allowed Alexis Vive to put into practice some of the ideas Chavez is struggling to implement in the rest of Venezuela.

Santa and Frank - Thomas Sowell

People who remember the old comic strip "Peanuts" will recall an often repeated situation where Lucy offers to hold a football for Charlie Brown to kick. Then, as Charlie coming running up to kick it, Lucy snatches away the ball and Charlie Brown loses his balance and goes crashing on his backside.

The reason this same scene remained funny, despite how often it was repeated, is that in the later repetitions Charlie Brown would express suspicion at Lucy, recalling how she had tricked him before. She would then come up with some claim that she wasn't going to do that any more— and of course she did.

There is a similar routine that has been repeated many times in Washington, over the years, with the Democrats playing Lucy and Republicans playing Charlie Brown.

It goes like this: Democrats start spending money wildly, handing out goodies to a wide range of people who they want to vote for them, while Republicans complain about deficits and the national debt. Then, when the public becomes alarmed about the debts that are piling up, the Democrats get the Republicans to vote for higher taxes to deal with the debt crisis, in the name of "fiscal responsibility."

Sometimes the deal is sweetened by the Democrats promising to make spending cuts if the Republicans vote for higher taxes, so that there can be one of those "bipartisan" solutions so beloved by the media. But, after the Republicans vote for the tax increases, and come running up to find the spending cuts, the Democrats snatch away the spending cuts and the Republicans fall right on their backsides, just like Charlie Brown.

This old trick is now being unveiled by the Obama administration, like so many other old political tricks used in this "change" administration.

In one of President Obama's many prissy little sermonettes, complete with finger wagging, he has declared: "Next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits step up. Because I'm calling their bluff."

There is already a bipartisan commission set to provide political cover for the Democrats' wild spending that has increased the national debt from 63 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2004 to 83 percent in 2009— and official estimates of more than 90 percent this year, with more increases in sight.

Why Republicans join such transparent attempts to rescue the Democrats from the political consequences of their own actions is one of the many unsolved mysteries of human nature in general and the Republican Party in particular.

What this political game boils down to is that Democrats get all the political benefits of playing Santa Claus to all sorts of groups and special interests, while Republicans who vote to raise taxes to pay for all this are cast in the role of Frank Nitti, the enforcer for the mob.

Many elections have confirmed that Santa Claus is more popular than Frank Nitti, surprising as that may be to some people.

Republicans are not the only suckers in this game. The voting public's willingness to believe fancy rhetoric and ignore hard facts is a crucial part of this scam.

When the Obama administration said that it could provide health insurance to millions of additional people without increasing the national debt, shouldn't common sense have told you that somebody was just insulting your intelligence?

When the two thousand page bill was rushed through Congress too fast for anybody to read it, shouldn't that have made you realize that you were being played for a sucker?

When this bill that was passed with lightning speed was scheduled to take effect only after the 2012 election, didn't that suggest that they didn't want you to find out how it works in practice in time to turn against Obama when he is up for reelection?

Recent polls show that a lot of people are against ObamaCare. But there are still a lot of other people, though not as many, who are for it.

Even more amazingly, there are still Republicans lured by the siren song of "bipartisanship" and apparently unaware of the difference in popularity between Santa Claus and Frank Nitti.

Sugary-drink ban starts to affect S.F. sites (Libs war on Coke and Pepsi)
Merchants Prepare for Total Destruction in California if Verdict Does Not Satisfy... NIGGAS!

Black folks are so fucking stupid.
Niggas are preparing to riot, what the fuck… so not even a black president can make some niggas act like civilized human beings.

Story: Illness delays Mehserle trial deliberations

Oakland Episcopalians pray for post-verdict peace

Oakland mayor, youth activists call for calm

OH!!… back to the You Tube clip...Oakland a model city!? Is the mayor on crack? I’m from Oakland and Oakland is a million times more fucked up than when I was there 30 years ago.
Hell I just watch a documentary about how Oakland is now the drug murder capital of the country now and gangs run half the fucking city. Oakland is a goddamn rat hole and apparently the rats run the joint.

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