31 August 2006

Enough!

Juan Williams Fox News political correspondent and author, has been making the rounds of talkradio shows lately. Williams' book Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It is a scathing critique of Black victimhood.

Williams takes no prisoners in his no-holds-barred attack on black culture. He asks rhetorically - Where is the civil rights groundswell on behalf of stronger marriages that will allow more children to grow up in two-parent families and have a better chance of staying out of poverty? Where are the marches demanding good
schools for those children -- and the strong cultural reinforcement for high academic achievement (instead of the charge that minority students who get good grades are "acting white")? Where are the exhortations for children to reject the self-defeating stereotypes that reduce black people to violent, oversexed "gangstas," minstrel show comedians and mindless athletes?


In his most recent WaPo article, appropriately entitled Banish The Bling, Williams extolls the virtues of self reliance and personal responsibility--

With 50 percent of Hispanic children and nearly 70 percent of black children born to single women today these young people too often come from fractured families where there is little time for parenting. Their search for identity and a sense of direction is undermined by a twisted popular culture that focuses on the "bling-bling" of fast money associated with famous basketball players, rap artists, drug dealers and the idea that women are at their best when flaunting their sexuality and having babies


Williams is highly critical of the current culture of corruption, crime, violence and materialism that infests the black community, and with good reason - anyone with any common sense can see that there are major issues in the black community: rampant drug and alcohol use, crime, violence and illegitimacy.

Referencing Bill Cosby's invectives during the 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. The Board of Education, Williams writes, "Cosby asked the chilling question: 'What good is Brown' and all the victories of the civil rights era if nobody wants them? A generation after those major civil rights victories, black America is experiencing alarming dropout rates, shocking numbers of children born to single mothers and a frightening acceptance of criminal behavior that has too many black people filling up the jails. Where is the focus on taking advantage of new opportunities to advance and to close the racial gap in educational and economic achievement?"

Juan Williams can say all this because he's black. Eventhough his comments have unleashed a firestorm of commentary, it is nothing compared to if a white person had made the same observations. A white commentator would be pillaried and accused of racism.

But this is all part of the problem.

Because of political correctness run amok and concomitant racial hypersensitivities, we find ourselves in a position where we can't identify a problem because simply trying to discuss it causes liberals and special interest groups to decry the discussion as inherently racist. How can we go forward without the courage to look into these issues?

The biggest shame about our current miasma of political correctness is that the only group open to outright criticism are whites. If you're a white person, you can be stereotyped and criticized with impunity.

The liberals' Great Society fiasco has done a great disservice to our country. By funneling money from the federal government to 'disenfranchised' minority groups, the mechanism for victimhood receives a continuous injection of lubricant that keeps the machinery of irresponsibility running in high gear. While the panderers of political correctness continue to rail and whine, their victimhood agendas continue to pay dividends - in graft, corruption and misery. The current posterchild for this paradigm is the Katrina Disaster.

When the hurricane hit, Mayor Nagin - a talentless clown who has the leadership skills of a jackass - hid. Then when he came in contact with federal authorities, he had an almost hysterical breakdown. He and his corrupt cronies from Lousiana, who had, by the way, 50 years of reports, conferences and newspaper warnings that a class 4 or greater hurricane would devastate the region; decided to do nothing but line their pockets and continue the status quo.



Now, of course, it is the fault of the Federal government, the Bush administration and FEMA for all the destruction. Black leadership has said that the disaster was caused by racism, Kanye West said that "Bush hates black people," and with Bush getting guilt tripped into it - he secured 400 Billion dollars to the hurricane ravaged areas.

Black people weren't disproportionately vicimtized in the Big Easy? No. In "The Great Deluge", by Douglas Brinkley, he writes that senior citizens were the worst sufferers.

No one ever said that being courageous would be easy. It is time that courageous people like Bill Cosby, Shelby Steele and Juan Williams got applauded and praised for having the intelligence, wherewithal and backbone to say what "dare not be spoken."

26 August 2006

Dallas hospital spends 22.4 million on Illegals

The Houston Chronicle reports that Parkland Memorial hospital forked out $22.4 Million last fiscal year on illegals.

Even more shocking, the Feds are pumping $250 Million into Texas per year to help cover the cost of treating illegals. There are about 610 hospitals in Texas. Granted, not all hospitals are public nor for-profit but, on average if all the hospitals spent that amount of money per year, the cost would be $1.34 Trillion throughout the state.

I went to a local hospital that treats illegals and many of the prisoners that "take ill" when in custody. I wanted to know how much that the hospital spends each year on treating these people. After 3 phone calls and 2 visits, I quit. It was a stone wall. I couldn't get an answer. I'm not surprised as that hospitals are not forthcoming with the information because they don't want to be labelled 'racist'. As a good liberal should do, they just suck it up and apply their medical trade with equanimity and fairness. Nevermind that our insurance rates continue to climb, our property taxes continue to go up (33% this year) and our schools are getting worse by the month.

Many hospitals are billing the patient's country of origin for the medical services that are provided .. that is a step in the right direction. A more important step would be to build a fence and put our military at the border, with bayonets fixed and pointing south ... that would guarantee a significant drop in illegal immigration.

Other coppers already know this but for you Mr. or Miss Average Citizen - go sit in the Branch 2 call at 26th and California (Felony Traffic Court) and see who fills the gallery. You'll see all the people who "come to do the jobs that Americans won't do" sitting there, requesting a translator and tying up the courts, jails and administrative services.

I can't wait to read Buchanan's State of Emergency.

The Visigoths are at the gate and they're pushing "elotes" carts!

Thanks for your continued readership

I've had some personal/homelife issues to deal with lately and, also a boat load of court. Something had to give and my blog was the first to go!

I just wanted to thank the steady stream of readers who continue to visit and leave comments. I appreciate and value your input and your taking the time to visit.

We're coming up on the Katrina 'disaster' and the 9/11 Anniversary. I'll be sure to post something on each so program your GPS to take you to Rue St. Michel. I can guarantee a smooth ride.

14 August 2006

3 Held in Michigan Terror Plot

Drudge is reporting that 3 Muslim men are being held for plotting to blow up the Mackinac bridge.

In what appears to be a blantant case of racial profiling, authorities were alerted to the three when they went to a Wal-Mart in Michigan and bought 80 pre-paid cell phones. When curbed by police, the van they were in had over 1,000 cellphones in various states of disarray.



Let's continue and escalate our use of racial profiling. We aren't concerned about 80 year old Norwegian grandmothers going around blowing up themselves and innocent people. The typical profile of an Islamic jihadi is male, 17 to 40 years of age, college educated and .... drum roll please! ... Muslim.

I'd like to recommend that Michigan authorities contract Commander Jon Burge to oversee interviews of these three. Then we'd see some results. Send them directly to GitMo.

Illiterate Leftists

Zombie has some great photos of the Moonbat-Hezbollah supporters at a recent rally in San Fransicko.

As I'd always suspected, many Leftists are illiterate as well as mentally unbalanced.

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Go check them out here.

08 August 2006

...and then there were none....

The vehicle was attempting to avoid a Border Patrol checkpoint by driving along a dirt road, and the driver lost control


9 illegals died in a car crash yesterday after the SUV they were riding in flipped over and crashed after avoiding a Border Patrol checkpoint.

WIth more and more illegals dying in car accidents while attempting to enter the US illegally, you can bet that the next thing hand-wringing, liberal, illegal-sympathizers will be crying and demanding that the states of Arizona and California give the "coyotes" drivers licenses...All under the aegis of "saving lives."

Death at the border sounds like a good and effective form of deterrence.

05 August 2006

Typical Hate Crime Victim: poor, white, urban

When Ryan Rusch, a white 14 year old with medical disabilities, was jumped, beaten, and robbed by three black teens, it was initiately going to be a hate crime. The teen assailants picked him out because they said he was a "goofy looking white boy" and thus, would be an easy target.

However, 'political pressures' resulted in the hate crime component of the charges being dropped. I guess you can't charge blacks with hate crimes unless you find a tattoo or a manifesto in the backpack which states, "I hate white people."

I saw this article posted over at World Net Daily:

WASHINGTON – The most likely victim of a hate crime in the U.S. is a poor, young, white, single urban dweller, according to an analysis of Justice Department statistics collected from between July 2000 and December 2003.

A November report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics detailing a study of 210,000 "hate crimes" a year during that period has gone virtually unreported by the U.S. press.
But it does contain some surprising numbers. While race is, by far, the No. 1 factor cited as the reason for hate crimes, blacks are slightly less likely to be victims and far more likely to be perpetrators, the statistics show.

While nine in 10,000 whites and nine in 10,000 Hispanics are victimized by hate crimes, only seven in 10,000 blacks are targets, according to the report.

In fact, those between the ages of 17 and 20 were far more likely to be victims than in any other age group – with 16 incidents per 10,000 people. Those never married, with 16 incidents per 10,000, or separated or divorced, with 26 incidents per 10,000, were also much more likely to be victims of hate crimes. Those with incomes less than $25,000 faced worse odds of victimization, 13 per 10,000, as well as those in urban areas, also 13 per 10,000.

The report says 38 percent of all those reporting hate crimes said the attacker was black, and in 90 percent of those cases, the victim believed the offender's motive was racial. In incidents involving white attackers, only 30 percent attribute the hate crime to race, while 20 percent attributed it to ethnicity.

The report says 40 percent of white hate crime victims were attacked by blacks, adding, "The small number of black hate crime victims precludes analysis of the race of persons who victimized them."
The report by the Justice Department is the one most often cited by hate-crime experts as depicting the true national story. It shows the number of incidents is more than 15 times higher than FBI statistics alone reflect.


Now to be fair, I haven't examined the data. Have you ever tried to troll through the numbers, charts and figures on a DOJ document? It is a daunting project. But most police officers can tell you that this interpretation of the DOJ numbers is accurate.

It makes me wonder why blacks aren't charged with hate crimes more often? Too much political heat for the state's attorney? Maybe. I would say that it is just another symptom of the horrendous disease that we now have this is called political correctness.

04 August 2006

Cuba libre! Uh, not yet...

Fidel Castro's mouthpiece, Rogelio Polanco, editor of the Communist youth newspaper Juventud Rebelde is warning the US to stay out of Cuba's affairs in the wake of news that Fidel is gravely ill. Maybe all those years of Fidel's womanizing, debauchery and rape are finally catching up to the Cuban dictator.

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The mantra of "the revolution will continue!" has been the rallying cry on state-sponsored (state suppressed) news over the last week or so. The "revolution" was effectively quashed in 1959 by Fidel's own campaign of brutal suppression and murders. After Fidel became Supreme Leader, the first thing he did was purge all the 'counter-revolutionaries' from the island - mostly the intelligentsia and liberals. (Hey Lefties ---- take note!)

Fidel has done his fair share of horrible things - including kidnapping, murder, hijacking and arms shipments to countries in a civil war. Luck had much to do with Fidel getting into a power position in Cuba. Batista caught him but then let him go, only to have Fidel return with some commandos who were all in exile in Mexico. Batista made the mistake of being too harsh on the populace which caused a backlash of negative feelings towards the incumbent - resulting in more and more support for Fidel and his revolutionarios. After taking power Fidel delayed communicating his communist leanings to the world (thus causing Eisenhower to delay removing him from office) and was finally pushed over the edge and into full-blown Marxist ideology by Che Guevera.

I've been reading "The Dark SIde of Camelot" by Seymour Hersch. It is an eyeopener for those of you who think that JFK was a good, decent guy and an even better president. It just shows how easy it is to dupe the populace when you've got the money and the media connections to do it.

I don't want to get into a whole Kennedy rant but I'd like to share some backstory on JFK in regards to Fidel Castro.

Kennedy, like Clinton, was only concerned about his legacy. And just like Clinton, Kennedy was acting out sexually while in office. In fact, JFK's health issues included a decade long bout of chlamydia infection. Jacqueline Kennedy's long history of miscarriages and still-births were due to being repeatedly infected with STD's by her husband. While JFK was talking tough to the public about Cuba and Soviet influence in the Western Hemisphere, he was secretly plotting to have Castro assassinated with help from his mafia friends and CIA covert ops department. The plan was codenamed ZR/RIFLE. It's not common knowledge but the Bay of Pigs would have succeeded if JFK had allowed a second sortie of B26 bombers to wipe out the Cuban air force. In fact that was the deciding factor on why the Bay of Pigs failed. US Naval forces were off the coast of Cuba to rescue survivors and were within visual range of the battle but were forbidden to intervene by the White House. Part of the plan was to have Castro assassinated right before the invasion. It didn't work out that way. Although the CIA's "dirty tricks" deparment developed poison cigars, poison tablets and even sent him a hankerchief impregnated with a poison or nerve agent, nothing got through to Fidel.
To further highlight how JFK's miscreant behavior clouded his judgement and made HIM a national security threat, at the height of the Bay of Pigs fiasco JFK was given a 600,000 unit dose of penicillin to treat a "burning sensation" and "mucus discharge" eminating from his penis. The Bay of Pigs was coordinated from the White House, not from a military command center - the military and its generals were out of the loop. JFK and his brother did all the coordination and, two years later, were secretly negotiating with Kruschev through a KGB intermediary over the missile crisis. JFK talked tough in public but in private was giving in to the soviet's demands and making secret agreements with them. When JFK met with Kruschev in Paris, he told Kruschev that the US would use nuclear weapons against Russia. Kruschev's reply was, "So what?" In effect he showed what a better statesman he was by calling JFK on the bluff. JFK later said that he was shaken by the premier's reply - as if "he [Kruschev] didn't care about the loss of life," he said. Welcome to the world of reality, JFK! The Kennedys thought, through arrogance and ignorance, that if they were allowed to be in charge of the whole diplomatic exchange, they could resolve the problems with the soviets. All they did was strengthen Russia's position in the world.

It is too bad the Castro wasn't murdered. It would have meant one less tyrant in the world. I only hope that Cuba is libre very soon. I can't wait to buy my first box of cigars!

03 August 2006

Obsession, the movie

This came across my radar screen, thanks to Laura Ingraham

Obsession is a documentary which showcases and highlights the war that radical Islam is waging on the West.

It is a story whose time has come.
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The writers culled interviews and transcripts from arabic sources to show that Islam is hardly the "religion of peace" that they would have you believe.

There is a large segment of Muslims who don't strap bombs to themselves and murder innocents, thank god. Sources say that about 10% of Muslims worldwide are radical Jihadists. Muslim population is currently estimated to be 1.6 billion. Then, by extrapolation, that amounts to 160 million who are actively engaged in holy war - either by directly supporting the cause or engaged in warfare (planning, equiping and engaging in operations).

Hopefully this movie gets more exposure. The West has seriously underestimated how dangerous this element of Islam is. We routinely see the politically correct crowd in our media and our White House use language to defuse the real threat. We hear the president say that we are in a "war against terror" - no we are not! We are at war with radical Islam and there is a great difference between the two. Terrorism is a strategy, a tool. Terrorism doesn't want to kill you, kafir - Muslims do! You have to define the problem before you can find a solution and the only way to do that with our current worldwide rift is to say, loudly, that radical Islam is the problem.

Let's hope that the movie's producers remember what happened to Theo Van Gogh and have hired armed guards to surround them. You never know when a "peace loving" Muslim will decide that you have offended his God and want to cut your throat.

02 August 2006

Democratic quislings

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Oh wait! They're not traitorous cowards....they're victims of a "vast rightwing conspiracy"!
Enough said.

01 August 2006

Operation Save America

The immoral equivalency crowd over at Salon is at it again.

When Christians get together - you can bet that the LibShits will get their collectivist panties in a bunch.

The writers at Salon have decided, in their infinite wisdom, that the most important issue that is threatening the safety and security of America is, let's see - murderous Islamic extremists?

No.

...the flood of illegal immigrants?

No.

...vouchers for parents that send their kids to private schools?

No.

...Al Gore's science fiction drama known as Global Warming?

Uh, no.

It is ~ gasp! and horror!~ Christians who demonstrate at abortion clinics.



The LibTards on the Left are not the peace loving hippies that they'd have you believe. The media are masters of spin and
they'd woven a tale of compassion, tolerance, political correctness and caring that everyone has bought in to.

The truth is they are a tolerant bunch - if - you agree with them. If you so much as sneeze around them with a different belief, you'll see first hand how tolerant they are. Religion offers us a standard, most of us fall short of it. Sadly the Left are mostly secular and just don't understand how someone can have a deep religious faith. They equate deep faith with bigotry and intolerance.

So it is funny (tragically so) to see the LibShits getting mad at Christians. Typically, the leftists at Salon save their most potent vitriol for Christianity. When was the last time a group of Christians blew themselves up in a crowded marketplace? When did a Christian kidnap and behead grammar school girls? When did Christians blow up a nightclub, or drag a tennis player and coach out of car and murder them because they wore shorts?

The quislings on the Left don't have a good, clear perspective on what is going on in the world. They are the Hate America crowd and immediately jump on Christians as the cause of hatred and intolerance.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

I am pro-choice. And I understand and support a woman's right to choose an abortion. What I don't like about Roe vs. Wade is that it was invented out of thin air by a group of activist judges on the Supreme Court. They took the constitution and decided to create a right to privacy out of it and extented that 'right' to abortion rights. Before Roe vs. Wade, twenty seven states already had abortion as legal. So what was the big deal? The big deal is that the Leftists saw a chance to get their foot in the door and make laws to fit their agendas when they couldn't (and still can't) make it happen at the ballot box. For all intents and purposes, they don't need to get a majority to vote for a law - they just hand off the proposal Ruth Bader Ginsburg and let her, or one of her ilk, run with it.

Activist judges have been a scourge of late and the trend is disheartening. The Kehoe case demonstrated very clearly how bad it is getting.

So let the Christians assemble and demonstrate. You might not agree with them but you can't deny that they do alot of good in the world.

Give me a group of Christians over a group of Mulims, any day. At least the Christians practice what they preach - peace and love.