Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Real Pat-Down Outrage, Hip Hop Clubs in Airports, Obama The Narcissist, Obama Hates Jews, Death Tax Hike To 55% Nears, Aw Poor Baby...police officer says he burned car with body inside because he was stressed, exhausted, Chickipedia

The Real Pat-Down Outrage - The Root

If the media want to focus on embarrassing frisks, they should look at what black and Hispanic Americans routinely deal with, courtesy of the police department.

As the fevered pitch around the Transportation Security Administration screenings gets even more fevered on the busiest travel days of the year, it's worth noting that, for some Americans, embarrassing frisks are de rigueur.
The man who first pointed this out to me is New York Times reporter David Carr, who tweeted, "White people aren't used to having the hands of state on them. Black folks know all about stop and frisk."
Carr is right about that, at least as far as New York City goes. According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactic, in which officers stop citizens on the street and search their bodies and bags, was used on 149,753 New Yorkers in the first three months of 2010. Of those frisked, 85 percent were black or Latino. Even more shocking is that 87 percent of those stopped were completely innocent.
Juxtapose New York's stop-and-frisk nonsense with the TSA's new "pat-down searches," which many people are calling invasive. In many ways, it would seem more important to ensure that a flier doesn't have a bomb than to ensure that a New Yorker doesn't have an unregistered gun -- yet you wouldn't think it from the relative outrage among citizens and the media.

Ok while I find some of the outrage many black folks have with elements of society which prompts many black folks to cry racism when there is none I did find this article interesting because I did not understand what all the fuss was about these searches because I did think as this article talks about that shit many black folks have been dealing with this type of pat down bullshit all their lives.

When my ex wife and I along with the son and daughter in law we went to New Orleans, I believe this was shortly after 9/11, the random searches were not so random. Usually when I travel I dress nicely. I remember my old boss when I made my first trip to New York years ago told me that if I was going to catch a taxicab that I had to look nice and non-threatening.
At the time of the trip I had a foot to knee walking cast on my leg so I certainly was no threat. If I stood in front of my hotel which was a nice place 57th st and 7th Ave no taxi would stop for me, they would only pick up white business types although I always wore a nice shirt and tie. I had to go between blocks for cabs to pick me up.
Don’t get me wrong I know the fear, my brother drove a taxi in Los Angeles years ago and was shot for a few dollars (by a black man) so yes I do “get it.”
Well back on the New Orleans trip while boarding in Kansas City I was “randomly” searched, twice along with my bags, my wife and the others were not searched.
On the way back my wife said that she was going to maintain arm contact with me to make sure the agents knew she was with me (she was white in case you did not guess). Long story short I was not “randomly” searched on the way back.
The same kind of indignities white folks have been enduring with these airport searches is the same shit us black folks deal with all the fucking time.
The only difference between folks like me is that I don’t let these indignities rupture my self-esteem to the point of having the mindset of seeing a racist white person around every corner.
The racism that is more pervasive is the passive aggressive racism, the white people who would smile and lightly shake your hand while thinking “nigger.” This is why the openly racist types don’t bother me at all at least I know where I stand with them.
Unlike those who would be driven to tears at the news that his precious daughter is marrying a nigger or having an individual coming to your office with your pictures all over the fucking place asking “is this your office” or needing assurance that you were indeed the person they just talked to on the phone.
Even worse after meeting someone online recently we chatted for over a month talking on the phone and e-mailing wonderful conversations. When we finally decided to meet upon my arrival you should have seen the look on her face.
Now while I’m no Denzel I’m not an ugly dude, average, in shape best shape in years and I was dressed nice but she had that “oh fuck he’s black” look. Having seen that look countless times the conversation was polite but brief. You would have thought that if race was a deal breaker well it may have come up. Now I know better.
We all suffer some form of indignity in our lives but we must put it in perspective.
Are these airport searches overreaching and missing the point… yes. But while some are outraged there are others who have been dealing with this shit all our lives… I dare say it is the norm.


Jay-Z Lands Deal To Bring 40/40 Clubs To Airports In The U.S.

(AllHipHop News) Hip-Hop star Jay-Z is expanding his business empire with a new deal that will bring his popular 40/40 Club to select airports across the United States.

The rap mogul and his partners Juan and Desiree Perez have struck a deal with Delaware North Companies, one of the world's leading and hospitality service providers.

Additionally, Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the U.S., with annual revenues exceeding $2 billion dollars.

"The 40/40 Club is all about creating first-class experiences for guests who want to relax and watch their favorite games," said Desiree Perez. "We want to see our club grow, and to bring those experiences to travelers. A partnership with Delaware North will do just that."

The new deal could bring Jay-Z's 40/40 Club into up 20 major U.S. airports, where Delaware North Companies operate dozens of national and regional brand restaurants.

"We are thrilled to partner with the 40/40 Club, to bring a stylish sports bar and lounge to airports across the country," said Robert Stanton, vice president of business development. "From the personalized, one-of-a-kind jerseys on the wall, to every sports game you can think of on the television screens, the club will bring a new experience that we are sure travelers will welcome."


Obama The Narcissist - Boortz

Barack Obama is no longer suffering from a mental illness, according to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.  I'm not yanking your chain.  This is not satire.  Narcissistic personality disorder has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders.  How convenient.  The disorder is said to be characterized by an inflated sense of self importance, a special kind of self-absorption described by the New York Times as "a grandiose sense of self, a serious miscalculation of one's abilities and potential that is often accompanied by fantasies of greatness."  But that's not all.  Those suffering from narcissistic personality disorder automatically expect that others will recognize his superior qualities and will tell him so often.

Sounding eerily familiar?  We are talking about a man who referred to himself almost 1,200 times .. and that was just in speeches given in 2009!  We are talking about a man's who wrote two autobiographies before accomplishing much of anything.  We are talking about a man who rudely reminded John McCain during a bipartisan healthcare summit that the election was over and he (the great Obama) won. Even though the medical community may no longer recognize narcissistic personality disorder as a mental disorder, it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to spot one. Obama truly believes that he's the world's air freshener.  Our country's one true hope is that with every day that passes a few more people out there realize what a mistake it was to take someone with no experience or and minimal qualifications and make him the president on the strength of five-word slogans and the ability to read words someone else put on a teleprompter.

Obama to Voters: Drop Dead - The American Spectator

He is not interested in political strategy. He is interested in left-wing ideology, and the New Revolution.

The good news is that the Democrats and the Washington Establishment have heard the message from the American people on Election Day, 2010. How could they have not? It was an epoch beginning, 1932 style rout, as predicted here first 18 months ago.

The bad news is how much trouble our country is still in. For after all of President Obama's double talking sweet talk right after the vote, the harsh reality, inconsistent with our very democracy, is that the Democrats and the Washington Establishment are rejecting the message the people sent. Their response is the political equivalent of "Shut Up."

How else can we interpret the decision of House Democrats to defy the American people, and reelect ultra-left San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi as Minority Leader? House Democrat candidates will now campaign in 2012 on the theme, "Vote for Us, and Bring Back Pelosi!" I think they have now answered the question, "How stupid do they think we are?"
Well considering that Romney voters may vote for Obama again (see below) I would say Americans are pretty fucking stupid. 2012 Obama voters are kinda like a woman who is physically abused by her husband/boyfriend and still says… “but I luvs him.” (use your best redneck voice)

PPP poll: Romney voters a risk to switch to Obama if he loses nomination? - Hot Air

I could have gone two ways with the headline here. One was to note that Palin’s now leading the field, albeit narrowly — 21 percent to Gingrich’s 19, Romney’s 18, and Huckabee’s 16. The other was to note that those darned RINOs in Mitt’s base just might be ready to bolt, Delaware-style, if their man’s not the pick in 2012.
I went with my gut that you guys might just be in the mood for an ol’ fashioned RINO stomp.
-Huckabee voters give Palin a 64/27 favorability, Gingrich a 53/23 one, and Romney a 59/26 one. That makes the net favorability for the other candidates an average +33.
-Palin voters give Huckabee a 52/19 favorability, Gingrich a 42/38 one, and Romney a 40/35 one. That makes the net favorability for the other candidates an average +14…
-Romney voters give Huckabee a 46/25 favorability, Palin a 46/36 one, and Gingrich a 41/42 one. That makes the net favorability for the other candidates an average +10.
The Gingrich and Huckabee voters are going to be fine if someone else gets nominated. They’re pretty happy with all the other candidates. The Romney folks perhaps are a greater concern for Republicans because some of them might actually vote for Obama if a Gingrich or Palin gets nominated. The Palin folks aren’t all that big on the other candidates either- the chances of them voting for Obama seem quite slim but might they sit home or throw some of their votes to a conservative third party candidate if Romney wins the nomination?
Yeah, that’s an interesting parallel in Romney fans and Palin fans, although for completely different reasons.
You know I know the Republicans don’t have a particularly strong field for 2012 at least not at this point. But I would seriously have to check the mental health status of anyone who considers themselves slightly right of center and who would STILL consider voting for Hussein Obama considering how much of a fuck up he has been as president.
You would either have to be pretty fucking stupid or simply asleep to vote for this man again.

Boortz Reads...

PrezBo has handed over the responsibility of coming up with a compromise on the Bush tax cuts over to ... a tax cheat.

Read this for a better understanding of the dynamics of a tax increase Obama's dream.

PrezBo is considering at least a short delay to the start of his vacation in Hawaii so he can try to work out a deal with congressional Republicans on the Bush tax cuts.  How kind of him!

Barack Obama met with the enemy yesterday at the White House.  No, I don't mean the Republicans.

The co-chairmen of PrezBo's deficit commission postponed a final vote until Friday, two days after the December 1st deadline.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wants Hillary Clinton out of the State Department.

Obama's IRS accused of targeting Jews - WND
'Special Policy' demands: 'Does your organization support existence of Israel?'

Death Tax Hike To 55% Nears - Human Events

As the Congressional leaders and President Obama wrangle over income tax rates, another looming tax hike has been overlooked. The estate tax known as the “death tax” – will rise from 0% to 55% on January 1, 2011. The tax hike will apply to all individuals who die with total assets valued at over $1 million.

The lame duck House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-N.V.) have not put forth any plans to stop the death tax hike this year.
New Orleans police officer says he burned car with body inside because he was stressed, exhausted
A veteran New Orleans police officer said he purposely torched a car containing a gunshot victim's body in the days after Hurricane Katrina because he was stressed, exhausted and felt disorder had gripped the city.
For men only… maybe not…


PeggyU said...

after meeting someone online recently we chatted for over a month talking on the phone and e-mailing wonderful conversations

Hope you checked the person's background before you agreed to meet up with her. It's kind of dangerous, meeting like that. A friend of mine developed an online friendship with a guy and he ended up moving out to live with her. In fact, they got married. They were married for seven years, before she learned that he was also married to a woman in Ohio. I don't know if had any other wives stashed away anywhere else.

Gaius Lawrenitis Negris said...

I’ve met a number of folks online including wife number two. When we met we chatted via e-mail for a considerable time before we ever saw each other and really formed a good chemistry. I’ve met a number of nice people online. I’m not the meeting folks in a bar type.
The situation you speak of is very rare. I usually get a decent vibe on folks from how they write and communicate.
In this case… race never came up… not once. We spoke on the phone several times before meeting and as I have stated I don’t speak Ebonics, I have been cursed with the “you talk like a white boy” gene.
She clearly did not expect me to be black and that was painfully obvious.

What I have unfortunately found is that women with whom you meet online these days bitch and moan about guys but women use the online meeting thing as a form of entertainment few if any are serious about actually meeting anybody. They like the attention from a number of guys, but what is really fucked up is a lot of the women I meet are simply socially retarded and are unable to communicate and have considerable mental and emotional baggage. Not to say that we men don’t but from a single guys perspective shit is fucked up out there.
Thank goodness I’ve gotten use to the single life. My mom told me to take my time and that certainly was some valuable advice.