3/31/2012

Fear Of The Racist Label

Race hustlers like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Touré will never be defeated unless Americans get past their fear of being called racists for rightly criticizing people in the black community. I dare say the fear of being called a racist has overtaken the fear of death and public speaking in America. I'm not playing the game anymore.

3/25/2012

Supreme Court Takes Up Obamacare

Just a friendly reminder...

The Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments this week on Obamacare. The Court will hand down their decision sometime this summer and we'll finally be able to answer Ronald Reagan's fateful challenge posed in 1964.

Perhaps equating Obamacare to the last step into a "thousand years of darkness" smacks of overbearing hyperbole, but let me tell you this: the decision the Supreme Court makes this summer will be a life changing one for me and many like me who will decide how to proceed with the remainder of their lives. If Obamacare does become constitutionally validated, it will open the floodgates for governmental actions that make Mike Bloomberg's war on salt look like a pillow-fight.

Ed Morrissey makes the salient points:

This, I believe, will be the “big f******g deal” for the Supreme Court, and perhaps not just the Scalia wing, either.  The removal of this barrier on federal government intrusion makes the Constitution meaningless, and sets the precedent that any real or perceived health-care crisis would allow Congress to act.  Just wait until they start looking at obesity with these new powers.  We’re already seeing cities and states pass ridiculous laws about having no toys in Happy Meals and barring the use of certain fats in restaurant cooking.  When the federal government solidifies ObamaCare powers through an approving Supreme Court decision, get ready for the stepmother of all nanny states to arise.

And for Democrats who think this will be a great idea, just wait until Republicans control Washington and use those powers for their own perceptions of health-care crises.  For just one example, does porn promote violence towards women?  Well if enough people believe it does, that will be a public health issue, thanks to the comprehensive nature of ObamaCare and the unlimited authority it grants the federal government to regulate any kind of trade related to health care — and expect laws or regulations restricting or suppressing it.  The health-care gambit literally opens everything in American lives to the whim of federal bureaucrats and the governing class.  The end of limited government cuts any number of ways, and ObamaCare advocates are fooling themselves if they think they will forever control the levers of the leviathan they have launched.


Fool themselves they have, and will. The Heritage Foundation has a primer on the case and argues that either way it's going to be bad for health care and best solution is a full legislative repeal. I agree, but I am extremely pessimistic of that ever happening as long as there are Washington, D.C. cocktail parties.

Which leads us to the most interesting man in the world...Justice Anthony Kennedy, who once played an unimportant role on the court...just to see what it felt like. He can speak fluent German legalese...in Russian. (Okay, you get the idea.) The hottest "swinger" in the Beltway will be showered with attention this week as the media tries to convince him how great he is and the lawyers make their arguments directly at him.

Stay thirsty, indeed.


3/17/2012

A Solution To The Statehood Question

There's been some chatter about statehood as the GOP candidates look to Puerto Rico. Rick Santorum says Puerto Rico could get statehood but they need to make English their first language while Mitt Romney says English wouldn't need to be a priority.

To me the solution is simple. We need to treat our states like an NFL roster. We say that we're limited to 50 states in in the Union and if we want to bring on another state someone's going to have to be cut from the roster and as with the NFL we'll need to cut the most overpaid, lazy, arrogant player on the team. If Puerto Rico looks like it has it's sh*t together more than, oh let's say just as a hypothetical, CALIFORNIA!, then maybe we should think about shaking up the roster.

To think I do this for free.

3/12/2012

Leavenworth Street Blues

Today we have a guest post from the Libertarian Popinjay's Senior Economic Analyst "UJ" coming from his secret hideaway in the center of the U.S. of A. It reads as follows:

The word from Leavenworth Street goes forward starting with the November election:

1). Obama wins by a landslide. Republican mouth pieces blame the MSM.

2) Sincere Republicans blame the party for nominating... "an echo, not a choice."

3) January S O T U Address: Obama will put on a big act and play the role of a national unifier.  He will give the appearance of moderation and conciliation. There will be some slight tinkering with the national health care law with MUCH hoopla.

4) The MSM will begin to turn as Obama's 2nd term becomes yesterday's news, but it will be too late.

5)  By 2014 the road to Socialism will have no exits, only slightly alternative routes.

6) People born in the early 1970's [Ed. note: like the Popinjay] will be forced to work until age 80 and will be told that they should be thankful that there are jobs available and are healthy enough to work, thanks to OBAMACARE.

AWOMEN (formerly AMEN)


Very probable. I still hold out hope that Romney can ride $6-bucks a gallon to victory, but I wouldn't bet the proverbial farm.

The pessimist in me says it's already too late for the U.S. and the world, but then I try and think about previous generations who thought with LBJ or Nixon that the country was completely wrecked, so maybe it's all just another spin in the cycle of history. Ebbs and flows. In Russia you have a Stalin wannabe in Vladimir Putin pretty much making himself President for life, however, Stalin didn't have things like "Pussy Riot" to deal with, which gives me hope.  
 

3/08/2012

Obama Bell Video, Day 2

Okay gang, let's see how Nostradamus Popinjay is doing so far with the Obama/Bell video story prediction:

1) Full video is released by Breitbart. Video shows Obama praising Professor Bell but not specifically mentioning his beliefs which are essentially 'black=good, white=bad,' nor does Obama say anything specific like he agrees with Bell when he says x..y..z.

Check. Obama says "open your hearts and minds." An endorsement of the man, but allows Obama's allies some wiggle room.

2) We learn more about who this Professor Bell is and what he believes. It will most likely make Jeremiah Wright look like Rush Limbaugh.

Check.

3) Conservatives will be outraged and point to it as proof of Obama's Marxism and how the MSM is covering it up; liberals will call the whole story racist.

Check.


The rest pending...

4) The MSM will ignore the story and no will ask the President about it. Fox may sneak in a question to Jay Carney but he will belligerently swat the question away and insinuate racism.

5) Eventually though, a slow news-cycle arises and someone from the State-controlled Media will ask Carney or the president about the video. The answer will be along the lines that Obama was fighting for academic diversity and isn't freedom of opinion what America is all about? Isn't the old saying, 'I hate what you are saying but I will defend to the death your right to say it?' And other such dodges.

6) Story will fade away and conservatives will be branded as racists yet again.

7) November election.

Damn I'm good.

Thomas Sowell On Derrick Bell

At the time of the video we all saw yesterday of Baraka Obama telling us to open our hearts and minds to Derrick Bell, Thomas Sowell had these words about the Professor: (emphasis mine)

SOWELL: Well, if I understand it correctly, he's taking unpaid leave until such time as they hire a woman of color, as he says. Well, he's also said that by black, he does not mean skin color, he means those who are really black, not those who think white and look black. And so what he is really saying is he wants ideological conformity in the people that are hired to fill this position. That's not uncommon either. I know a black woman, for example, who had a Ph.D. -- she's had a book published, she has another contract on another book, she's taught at a couple of very nice places, she has a devil of a time getting a job -- not a job in a prestigious institution, a job teaching at a college. And the reason is that she gets shot down, blackballed, whatever, by people who don't like her ideology. That's happening not only racially, it's also happening where race is not an issue. In a law school, I learned recently, there's a woman who was being considered for a tenured position, and all the men voted for her and all the woman voted against her, because she does not follow radical feminism, and so you're getting these ideological tests, so that at the very time that there's all this mouthing of the word diversity, there is this extremely narrow ideological conformity that is being enforced wherever people have the power to enforce it.

And that's what this is all about. Obama was both literally and figuratively embracing a racist. Yes Virginia, black people can be racist and Derrick Bell was one of the biggest.

3/07/2012

A Look Into the Future of the Obama Harvard Video Story

Here's the background:

Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.”

The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright--about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours.

Okay, I'm going to give the Nostradamus thing a try and predict how this is going to play out:

1) Full video is released by Breitbart. Video shows Obama praising Professor Bell but not specifically mentioning his beliefs which are essentially 'black=good, white=bad,' nor does Obama say anything specific like he agrees with Bell when he says x..y..z.

2) We learn more about who this Professor Bell is and what he believes. It will most likely make Jeremiah Wright look like Rush Limbaugh.

3) Conservatives will be outraged and point to it as proof of Obama's Marxism and how the MSM is covering it up; liberals will call the whole story racist.

4) The MSM will ignore the story and no will ask the President about it. Fox may sneak in a question to Jay Carney but he will belligerently swat the question away and insinuate racism.

5) Eventually though, a slow news-cycle arises and someone from the State-controlled Media will ask Carney or the president about the video. The answer will be along the lines that Obama was fighting for academic diversity and isn't freedom of opinion what America is all about? Isn't the old saying, 'I hate what you are saying but I will defend to the death your right to say it?' And other such dodges.

6) Story will fade away and conservatives will be branded as racists yet again.

7) November election.

Now this is just a prediction based on, well, every other story about Baraka Obama's past. I do hope I'm wrong, however, and this finally opens enough eyes to make a change. Also, I'm not saying the effort by the Breitbart Army is futile and not worth doing, quite the opposite. It must be done. We have to keep pounding the MSM rock until it's finally crushed.

Stay tuned.

3/01/2012

Andrew Breitbart Dies

I'm too angry and depressed to prattle on at length about this terrible news. I'll just say I hope his fight continues and I'm going to do whatever I can to make that so. I never got to meet Andrew but thanks to Twitter I got to contribute in a small way:


Good times. Thanks, Andrew.