Thursday, August 5, 2010

Criminally Corrupt Negros, Sexual Statism, Obama's Muslim Daddies, Obama's Pre-Election Mortgage Payoff? Gay Marriage is Social Change, The Science of Booty Calls, the Pledge of Allegiance Now OK! Victoria

CBC Chair Lee Blames the Media for Maxine Waters Woes

Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) accused the media of overhyping the ethics problems of fellow Californian Rep. Maxine Waters.
From The Hill

The chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Tuesday blamed the media for overhyping the fallout over Rep. Maxine Waters’s ethics trial.

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said in a statement that people should not prejudge Waters (D-Calif.), a member of the CBC, until the ethics process plays out.

“The House of Representatives has a long-standing and well established ethics process, which should be allowed to proceed without prejudging the outcome,” she said. “Although the alleged charges remain unclear, some in the media have sought to indict Congresswoman Waters in clear disregard of her right to a fair and due process.”

The House ethics committee announced Monday that it was arranging a trial for Waters on allegations that she used her position to help out a failing bank in which her husband was heavily invested. Waters rejected a deal with the committee and claimed that she would go before a public trial.

Observers have said that Waters’s decision could put Democrats in a tough spot heading into the midterm elections. She is the second CBC member, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) being the other, who faces an ethics trial before November.

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Charlie Rangel is no crook - Washington Post

Charlie Rangel is no crook. He’s right to insist on the opportunity to clear his name, because the charges against him range from the technical all the way to the trivial.
All right, there’s one exception: On his federal tax returns, Rangel failed to declare rental income from a vacation property he owns in the Dominican Republic -- a mortifying embarrassment for the one-time chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes the tax code. But certain facts about this transgression rarely get mentioned. For one thing, Rangel’s so-called “villa” can’t be very palatial, since it cost only $82,750 when he bought it in 1987. For another, Rangel has already filed amended tax returns and paid everything he owed, plus penalties and interest.

The remaining charges are yawn-inducing. Even assuming that the allegations, as presented to the House Ethics Committee, are wholly true, the case against Rangel has a Gertrude Stein problem: There’s no there there.


You know this is why so much is fucked up in this country. For this reporter to have the audacity to write this bullshit and say Rangel is not a crook is simply reprehensible.
If Rangel were a white Republican his ass would be under the fucking jail or at least his ass would have been ran out of congress years ago.
But dumb as niggas keep voting his ass in and dumb ass niggas keep writing stupid shit like this defending him.

Another example of why I sometimes wish I did not pay attention to this shit.

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WYCLEF JEAN CONFIRMS: WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF HAITI...

REPORT: IRS Hits Wyclef With $2.1 Million In Tax Liens...
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For Black candidates, Obama is an elusive model - Los Angeles Times

Just two years after the historic election of a Black president — which some thought would shatter long-standing barriers — African Americans are struggling in their races.

Reporting from Miami —

Kendrick Meek tours Jimmy's Place, a workaday diner on Northwest 7th Avenue, with an easygoing familiarity. He's on his home turf — and it shows. He squeezes hands and arms and banters with customers, some of whom have known him for years. If every corner of Florida could be like this one, he'd cruise to a Senate seat.

Of course, it isn't. And the four-term congressman's bid to become the first African American senator from this state remains in serious trouble. He's behind in the polls, lagging in fundraising and facing a difficult primary next month against a billionaire.

If Meek doesn't reach the Senate, the chamber will open its next session without a single black member for the first time since 2004.

But he's not the only African American candidate to struggle this year. The difficulties come as something of a surprise just two years after the historic election of Barack Obama, which for some signaled the arrival of a new generation of Democratic African American candidates who, like Obama, would shatter long-standing barriers.

"What the president did bring about was empirical evidence to show that people of goodwill can come together and vote for the best candidate," Meek said over omelets in the Miami diner. "The president showed that it can happen."

But for black candidates looking to follow Obama's lead, that has yet to come to pass.

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Yes, Judge Walker, Gay Marriage is Social Change - Gay Patriot

As I began reading Judge Walker’s opinion yesterday overturning Proposition 8, I had some indication I might like the opinion.  That thought cheered me for a moment as it would be a lot easier socially to support the decision than to oppose it.  But, the more I realized I could never support an opinion with sloppy jurisprudence and such a casual dismissal of sexual difference (even couching it in the trendy term of “gender”).

So casually did the judge address some very, serious issues that Dale Carpenter feels he practically invites repeal:
But he then concludes that because laws limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples are not rational, “the court need not address the question whether laws classifying on the basis of sexual orientation should be subject to a heightened standard of review.” If that’s true, why address the issue at all? He may be hoping, in maximalist fashion, to lay some foundation for future courts to apply strict scrutiny to sexual-orientation discrimination. But at the same time, leaving the intellectual structure unfinished, he invites a higher court to undermine it.

1 JUDGE VOIDS 7,000,000 VOTERS...
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Sexual Statism - The American Conservative

The decline of the male economy — and of fatherhood — arises less from the empowerment of women than from the government’s usurpation of the family.

In “The End of Men,” the cover story of the July/August Atlantic, Hanna Rosin describes “how women are taking control of everything.” Suggesting that “the economics of the new era are better suited to women,” Rosin believes the fair sex are winning the struggle for the survival of the fittest. In what is apparently cause for celebration, she writes, “three-quarters of the 8 million jobs lost were lost by men” in the ongoing Great Recession. “The worst-hit industries were overwhelmingly male and deeply identified with macho: construction, manufacturing, high finance.” She contends that the economic crisis “merely revealed—and accelerated—a profound economic shift that has been going on for at least 30 years.”

The Atlantic used the same issue to ask, “Are Fathers Necessary?” Pamela Paul cites a widely publicized study purporting to prove that fathers are harmful in rearing children and that lesbians do it better. The study is politics camouflaged as social science—its authors acknowledge that the parenting virtues they extol are defined “in part in the service of an egalitarian ideology.” Their message echoes Rosin’s: within the home, as in the national economy, men are unreliable at best and pathological at worst. The Atlantic assures us that the decline of men is the product of impersonal forces against which we are powerless to respond, even if we wished to—which apparently we do not.
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Obama's Muslim Daddies - The American Spectator

The Israeli intelligence website DebkaFile has reported that Obama is now seriously considering an attack on the Iranian nuclear facilities. His change of heart is not, according to Debka, prompted by the Israeli Netanyahu -- whose nation is most directly threatened by Iranian nukes -- but by an ultimatum from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who told Obama that his nation could not tolerate Iranian WMD, and would develop its own if Iran was allowed to acquire them. In other words, Netanyahu's threat of a Middle Eastern conflict that could devastate Israel and escalate to all-out nuclear war carried less weight with Obama than the far less severe consequences threatened by the Saudis. Nevertheless, their threat moved them to the head of the queue. We know that Obama doesn't want a nuclear weapons arms race, but is he also afraid of offending the Islamic monarchs before whom he dutifully genuflects?
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Obama's Pre-Election Mortgage Payoff? - The American Spectator

James Pethokoukis has an alarming report:

Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages - one in five - are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion. Recall that on Christmas Eve 2009, the Treasury Department waived a $400 billion limit on financial assistance to Fannie and Freddie, pledging unlimited help. The actual vehicle for the bailout could be the Bush-era Home Affordable Refinance Program, or HARP, a sister program to Obama's loan modification effort. HARP was just extended through June 30, 2011.
Read on for Pethokoukis's reasoning. This is just one of the many serious problems with allowing Fannie and Freddie to continue on as government-owned entities.
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Is Obama about to forgive billions in mortgage principal? - Hot Air

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‘Obama had a learning curve' - The Jerusalem Post

Rep. Ron Klein says he told president to change Middle East stance. Barack Obama’s early missteps on Israel were not the result of “bad intentions,” but the product of a Mideast learning process any new US president experiences, Rep. Ron Klein (D-Florida) said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post. “There were some things early on that I think President Obama did, which either language- wise or in face-to-face dealing with Prime Minister [Binyamin] Netanyahu, was not done in a way that sent the right message, in terms of the true friendship the US and Israel have...
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Mass. School Kids Now ‘Allowed’ To Say the Pledge of Allegiance - First Things

What sort of nation have we become when it takes monumental efforts by a kid to get a school administration to “allow” them all to recite the Pledge of Allegiance?

Nonetheless, that is the nation that liberals have turned these great United States into as after two months of wrangling Arlington, Massachusetts High School student Sean Harrington finally succeeded in getting his school administrators to allow the Pledge to be recited by students in class.

Arlington High School Principal Charles Skidmore told FoxNews.com that the policy has now been changed. “All principals in the district must ensure that the Pledge of Allegiance is said every school day in all classrooms,” he wrote in an email to the news channel.

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Journalism group "leadership" accused of racism over resolution calling for greater access and transparency - ACE

Welcome to the new post-racial America where everyone, even liberal journalism professors, are racists.

...In June, the 98-year-old Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) issued a resolution calling on President Barack Obama to demand greater access and transparency between government officials and the media...

...Some said they felt the AEJMC's resolution had less to do with the demand for access and more to do with the country's struggle with accepting a black president...

...Sandra Chance, a panelist and journalism professor at the University of Florida. "President Obama promised a change and made a commitment to that. We're still hopeful that that promise will be kept...

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AP Publishes Lie-Filled Story on Regime and Sherrod - Rush Limbaugh

From the Associated Press: "As a racial firestorm erupted last month, the White House buzzed with questions and concerns about the forced ouster of a black Agriculture Department employee. But no one stepped in to stop Secretary Tom Vilsack from pressuring Shirley Sherrod to resign, a decision administration officials from President Barack Obama on down now say was a mistake. Interviews with White House and Agriculture Department officials reveal a greater level of White House involvement in the incident than officials initially let on, with staff making calls to Capitol Hill and civil rights groups, and senior administration officials speaking to Vilsack. Most notably, White House staff expressed concerns early on that Sherrod's remarks about race in an edited video clip may have been taken out of context."


So now we find out, guess what? While they dumped on Vilsack early, now they are dumping on him even more. (imitating White House) "We at the White House, we were concerned from the get-go." It's the White House demanding that she get canned! It's the White House from whom she got a phone call, pulled her off to the side of the road: "You better quit before Fox gets on this; we want you out of there." Now all of a sudden, damage control? White House: "No, no, no, we were really involved in this. What we were doing, we were trying to get Vilsack; don't buckle under this pressure." This AP story, who wrote this piece? Julie Pace. This story is filled with lies from top to bottom. This is revisionist history. This is an attempt by the White House with their partisan political operative media to make it look like they were in her corner from the get-go. They are pretending they never had the full text of her comments and final remarks.


Anyway, my point in all this is that the racial discord that is effervescent today in American politics is in the Democrat Party and it emanates from the White House, just go to the news media yesterday and look at all the comments. The Congressional Black Caucus members are not happy with Obama and the way he's not standing up and defending Maxine Waters and Charlie Rangel. It ain't us, and we're not writing any ads. We haven't produced any ads. This AP story says that Vilsack went off halfcocked. Out-and-out lie. The White House was behind it.
The Story: AP Exclusive: USDA racial flap reconstructed

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Booty Calls Exposed by Science - Life Science

As relationships go, booty calls don't get the most respect, but at least they're getting researched. A new study finds that booty-call relationships — late night calls to arrange a sexual rendezvous — are marked by less emotion than long-term partnerships but more sexual variety than one-night stands.

The study, led by Peter Jonason, then a psychologist at the University of West Florida, surveyed almost 300 college students who had been in a variety of relationships over the past year. The results showed that booty calls mix the sexual and the emotional, but are distinct from either one-night stands or committed relationships.

"Booty call was a hybrid," said Jonason, who is now a professor at the University of South Alabama. "We positioned it mostly in the middle [of sexual and romantic relationships], but we positioned it mostly on the side of sex."
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General Motors is investing $500 million in a new plant. In Mexico   - The American Thinker
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Food stamp use hit record 40.8m in May - Boston.com

WASHINGTON — The number of Americans who are receiving food stamps rose to a record 40.8 million in May as the jobless rate hovered near a 27-year high, the government reported yesterday.
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Liberal Piety and the Memory of 9/11 - WSJ Online

The enlightened class can't understand why the public is uneasy about the Ground Zero mosque.

Americans may have lacked for much in the course of their history, but never instruction in social values. The question today is whether Americans of any era have ever confronted the bombardment of hectoring and sermonizing now directed at those whose views are deemed insufficiently enlightened—an offense regularly followed by accusations that the offenders have violated the most sacred principles of our democracy.

It doesn't take a lot to become the target of such a charge. There is no mistaking the beliefs on display in these accusations, most recently in regard to the mosque about to be erected 600 feet from Ground Zero. Which is that without the civilizing dictates of their superiors in government, ordinary Americans are lost to reason and decency. They are the kind of people who—as a recent presidential candidate put it—cling to their guns and their religion.

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I Want to Open Mohammed’s Rib Shack and Victoria’s Secret Center across the street from Ground Zero Mosque - The Last Tradition


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2 comments:

PeggyU said...

Did you hear what that asshat judge had to say about the Proposition 8 ruling - that law shouldn't be based on morality????

WTF??? OF COURSE IT IS!

Killing is immoral ... stealing is immoral ...

Constructive Feedback said...

Magic Negro Watch:

Can you imagine ANY scenario in which Progressive Black hitman Eugine Robinson writes such a defense for his future state homeboy Tim Scott (R-SC)?

Robinson would be the one attacking the "innocent man" rather than defending him IF he were sleeping with the adversary.

People see these Black opinion writers who defend corrupt Black politicians as doing their part to tell the truth about Black leaders under attack. INSTEAD they are progressives who are using their skin color to garner a bit of credibility on the subject yet they show their fraud as they don't offer the same cover for BLACKS who are not progressives.