17 August 2010
"ARE 25TH DISTRICT OFFICERS LAZY, RACIST OR ON THE TAKE?"
The story is deplorable; in effect blaming the lack of police presence for the demise of two businesses along North avenue. Those of you who've worked in a busy district already know what kind non-sense the denizens throw around out there. Many of the store-front churches along the boulevard preach Jeremiah Wright BLT from their pulpits. But Brad didn't stop there.
In order to disparage and sully the fine officers who patrol the Austin neighborhood, he interviewed one male and one female black police officer from 025. Allegedly the male officer said that the racial environment within 25 is "toxic" and the female is alleged to have said,"I only work in 25 because I live in the district and I have a teenage son. I want to be close by if the police come around and come after him." Brad also discussed how they've had a string of Spanish commanders - he called them frito banditos- and now the community is demanding a black commander.
Brad Cummings is the erstwhile associate editor and has a warped view of policing and community relations.
More than a few times he's called 25th district police as he cowered in his North avenue office because some "youths" came in with pistols and robbed him. He pays the local ruffians cash to deliver his Marxist / Black Liberation Theology tripe around Austin.
Of course, the fact that the city is down 2,500 officers isn't addressed in Brad Cummings article, nor is the fact that there are 58 store front (Make Believe) churches along this street, nor is the fact that opening and maintaining a legitimate business in this area is a Herculean task.
Shortly after The Children's Place opened last year at 4855 W. North, I spoke with the manager after he had just had to deal with a young man that had run into the store because he was being chased. Once the victim and offenders entered the store, pandemonium broke loose: They knocked down racks of clothes and one of the cretins grabbed a fire extinguisher and used it as a weapon. The manager was putting in 18 hour days and dealing with shoplifters, disturbances inside and outside the store, screening for prospective employees from a limited labor pool, and wondering every night if he was going to have a pistol put to his head as he walked to his car. Store management initially thought that they would have one security guard at the door and not spend money on a store security tower. They ended up having to spend thousands on the device, and now have 3 security guards working the front door and walking the floor.
Ahhh, Austin - that diamond in the rough. 300 people per month are paroled to an address somewhere within the 15th District. A drive down seedy North Avenue is a treat if you've never done it. Sure it's not PCH-1 but it's close. Where else can you see gang-members all wearing white t-shirts and blue jeans "serving" the community? According to Brad Cummings these gang-members are fledgling entrepreneurs! He even said so in a 2004 interview with the Field Museum. "Who's to say that the drug trade, though illegal, cannot teach substantive business skills?"
To make matters worse, Austin is knee-deep in "community organizers" aka. professional agitators. You may have just heard about what those are since that is the only thing of merit on Obama's thin resume. They divide the people in a community in an "us versus them" mentality because by polarizing the citizens from the police, they can alleviate the community from having to take responsibility for its problems. There's crime and drug sales? It is the police's fault. There are single mothers giving birth? It's the government's fault for not pumping enough money into the neighborhood. Young men are gang-banging and can't find jobs? (Good jobs, remember) It's the fault of white business owners because there is "white privelege" and we all know whitey only opens businesses in white neighborhoods. That's due to the 'fact' that every white person is a closeted racist.
The bottom line is that organizers are only concerned about power and polarization. They want money and power through organizing, but not through what it really takes: hard work, responsible actions and integrity.
Take Gale Cincotta ....
Gale Cincotta, the disreputable Chairman of National People's Action and an avowed disciple of Saul Alinsky, grew up in Austin and has the infamy of being the spear point of the "red-lining" craze that began with the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977. We now know that the CRA compelled banks to loan to unqualified individuals under force of law.
Cincotta, now deceased, was a classic agitator. She is famous for saying at an ACORN rally outside some bank they were in the process of fleecing,"We want it, They got it, Let's go get it!" She also nailed a rat to an alderman's door.
What a class act.
And when Austin agitators point to Oak Park as a shining example of a neighborhood that thrives, they forget that it thrives because people there have the core values that are essential to success: stable home lives, people who own their homes (legitimately, not via a CRA gov't program), people who are educated and aren't interested in doing drugs and drinking liquor every day. But Oak Park is also to a plethora of Liberals. Instead of being shining examples to the animals that live in Austin, too often the Liberals in Oak Park enable the worst elements because it's easier to tell people that they're victims, than to tell them they're wrong.
Remember the famous Susy Schultz? The editor of Oak Park Parent? SCC and I blogged on the violence committed upon her while she drove through the Austin neighborhood. Her entire piece, "The scars you don't see" is here.
What the radical Left, the "community organizers", the Marxists, the apologists for the criminally poor don't understand is that it is the PEOPLE in a community that make it live or die, suffer or thrive. It isn't the amount of government expenditures, the number of businesses or the inane ramblings of a closeted pederast.
Brad Cummings, Associate Editor of The Voice Newspapers, are simply PROJECTING their own racism and indolence on the Chicago police department. I'm sure Brad would LOVE to get an email from you. Please be respectful.
His contact information is:
5236 W. North ave
Chicago, IL 60639
cell phone 773-269-1325
13 August 2010
12 August 2010
Entitled The Obsolescence of Obama, Ajami takes out the heavy artillery and rains Hellfire down on our Incompetent Commander in Chief.
|The vaunted Obama economic stimulus, at $862 billion, has failed. The "progressives" want to double down, and were they to have their way, would have pushed for a bigger stimulus still. But the American people are in open rebellion against an economic strategy of public debt, higher taxes and unending deficits. We're not all Keynesians, it turns out. The panic that propelled Mr. Obama to the presidency has waned. There is deep concern, to be sure. But the Obama strategy has lost the consent of the governed.|
Ajami goes on and hits a homerun with this tidbit of uncomfortable truth.
|Mr. Obama could protest that his swift and sudden fall from grace is no fault of his. He had been a blank slate, and the devotees had projected onto him their hopes and dreams. His victory had not been the triumph of policies he had enunciated in great detail. He had never run anything in his entire life. He had a scant public record, but oddly this worked to his advantage. If he was going to begin the world anew, it was better that he knew little about the machinery of government.|
Exactly! The Drones, who don't want to debate, were never interested in his politics, his philosophy, his lack of accomplishments - were utterly satisfied with the fact that he was black, articulate and not wearing a doo-rag. That was enough for most of them.
Back during the run-up to the election, yours-truly got into a mild argument with a name-less house-mouse in my district (yes, a policeman). When I pointed out all the various factors that, in my mind, added up to an utterly unqualified individual - I was informed that these were all "non-issues."
"What then are the issues," I asked.
"That he's going to give all working families a tax break," he replied.
"He's going to get us out of the quagmire in Iraq."
When I pointed out all the Big Government schemes that the Anointed One had posted on his own website, I was told that those weren't going to be enacted....that he was just "doing that for some of his constituents."
Well here we are almost 2 years later and he has done everything that I feared. He's grown our government like nothing in US history, quadrupled the budget, doled out billions to his Political Pets and Zero Liability Voting Base - all the while (unbelievably) blamed BUSH for all of this.
Yes - like all good socialists, he's now being seen for who he truly is: Immature, Incompetent, Narcissistic, and just another proud Leftist member of the Democrat party.
Unemployment is stuck at 10% and not going down anytime soon. Why would you hire when a tidal wave of new taxation and government regulations are on the horizon? Almost 3 million people have lost their jobs since Obama took office. He shut down the offshore drilling platforms - putting 60,000 people out of work simply on his whim. Jobless claims are the highest they've been since February of 2010. Foreclosures are up 6% since July 2009.
Meanwhile, the Obama's tell us to "tighten our belts" while they live like King and Queen. Like Marie Antoinette, Michelle Obama just went to Spain on the taxpayer's dime. She brought 40 'friends' with her and stayed in a hotel which cost up to $2,500 per night, and flew on Air Force 2. Even Lynn Sweet at the Slum-Times wrote she promised one of her closest friends, a longtime Chicago pal who just lost her father, she would spend time with her.
Now that the Spain trip hit the news, the White House is working its contacts to Re-Spin the story. Don't believe it. The only thing this administration is good at is Media Presentation, and PR.
Like the Marxist that he is, all Obama thinks about is Obama and how he can acquire and keep more and more power. Meanwhile he gives lip service to all you "unwashed masses" by saying "we will not rest until" (fill in the blank). But nothing will change until we get these Big Government Leftists out of our congress and WH.
Sic semper tyrannis!
11 August 2010
Early on, the Fabian socialists recognized that installing Marxism would be difficult in the west because our Founding principles and documents are antithetical to a collectivist State. Marxism is the founding principle of Statism - the concept that the State is the end-all-be-all. Back in the 1930's a new type of government appeared. It was a Utopian endeavor, and was embraced by Mussolini, Stalin, Hitler and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. It was called 'totalitarianism.' Back then totalitarianism meant that the State would take over the totality of its citizens lives, freeing them from the drudgery of life and let them express themselves as a collective. It wasn't used as a pejorative, it was worshiped as the final solution to the problem of labor and capital.
The problem, it turns out, is that when you give a government or State a lot of power, its natural inclination is to abuse it.
So with the advent of these Utopias, we saw Hitler murder and enslave. We found Stalin bragging to Churchill that he killed 20 million of his own people during the First Purge, Mussolini made the trains run on time, but at the expense of allying with Germany and Japan during WW2, and FDR stacked the court to get his agendas passed, and threw 100,000 Japanese-Americans in concentration camps and stole their private property. Over 60 million people died during WW2 in the fight against totalitarianism.
This is the foundational principle of the Left and Liberalism.
Sure, they've put a Smiley Face on it but deep down it has the same impetus: to glorify and empower the State, and unfrock and suppress the rights of the individual. Liberalism wants the individual enslaved to the state. Liberals throw money at issues because it makes it look like they're doing something about it. If you spend money on something, it makes it look like you care. But do Liberals care? Sure, some sincerely do and think they're doing a great thing. But they remain ignorant of history, of basic economics and from where our rights derive. Liberals use political correctness and multiculturalism to divide us. They agitate for minority groups, not realizing that dividing us into "us versus them" only causes rancor and has the State picking winners and losers. Liberals squawk on incessantly about "equality" - in fact, that is their mantra. But when they say equality, they mean that they want everyone to be the same. In other words, they want everyone to have exactly what everyone else has. They don't want any disparities in income (even though someone who places his money in a risky venture deserves a little more of the money since he's risking it right?), and they want to redistribute wealth along racial lines; all in the name of "social justice."
To the conservative, Equality means everyone having an equal chance at success, an equal opportunity if you work hard, obey the laws, and engage in the civil society ... allowing the invisible hand of the market to work its magic.
As Orwell wrote in Animal Farm,"Here on the farm all the Animals are equal, but some are more equal than others." He was pointing out the folly of socialism.
We see the Obama administration, and this congress, going full force after the individual. They're pushing every Big State scheme that they can conjure because the end is near for them. The American people have awakened. They realize that conservatism is the only antidote to the poison of the Left and Liberalism.
Why is conservatism the answer? Because we believe, like our founders, that our rights come from God - not from a senate subcommittee, a supreme court, or a sitting president. In Federalist 51, James Madison wrote:
|It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. |
But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.
Men are NOT angels, so a government must be established - but it must be contained and limited. Government must be restrained and stood in check at all times. Thus the bicameral congress and three branches of government. There are 18 enumerated powers in the constitution. Our Liberal-Socialists handlers don't believe the Federal government should be restrained.
How are they burning through the firewalls within the constitution? By calling it a 'living breathing' document. When you sign a contract with a plumber or a contractor is that contract "living breathing"? Of course not. Contracts are enforceable. Here's how it all started.
FDR began packing the Supreme court with his cronies. They knew if they started establishing Liberal precedents, the American people would have to go along with their policies eventually.
When FDR mandated Social Security (which is clearly unconstitutional because it compels a private citizen to donate his earnings to the government with no promise he'll be repaid - it's theft plain and simple), he told everyone publicly that it was "insurance" - not a tax. When they were brought before the Supreme court, FDR's Attorney General were forced to admit that it was not an insurance plan; it was a tax. So FDR told the people one thing, but behind the scenes he knew it was a lie.
After stacking the courts, along came Wickard v. Filburn. This poor Nebraska wheat farmer was given a bill from the state because he used some of his home-grown wheat to feed his livestock. The government upheld the tax using the "commerce clause" of the constitution saying, in effect, that by withholding his wheat from the open market, he was affecting commerce. What bullshit! What an utter contrivance.
Folks, they are continuing to do such parlor tricks with the courts and with the language of debate. We now wee Obama claiming that taxes are "redistributive justice" and that new government programs - which steal from one group, and give to another, are "investments".
We conservatives (and thankfully the majority of Americans) understand that you cannot sustain an economy with unchecked immigration, nor with quadrupling a Federal budget during a recession. We also know that most of what the government is doing is unconstitutional. Nationalizing healthcare, taking over the auto industry, doling out money to Democratic-favorites like ACORN and the TIDES foundation included.
Are you a conservative? Take a look at these 10 things and let me know how many you agree with. You may be a conservative, and not even know it!
(Coldtype and Leftisbest are exempted from the test - You both get an "F"!)
If you want to read a book that puts it all together, read "Liberty and tyranny" by Mark R. Levin. It's now available in paperback. It is brilliant and an easy read.
Thanks for hanging in there on a long post. God bless you and these United States.
|Just when you thought racism was just political, Omar Thornton goes on a killing spree at his former job, saying that he had been “racially harassed,” making racism a reality. Only in reality, it was Omar who was the proven racist.|
Thornton’s harassment? He was fired for stealing from his union job!
In the real world, when a person steals from the job, they get fired, and potentially go to jail. But when you are in a union and part of the post-racial world of Obama, you get some Crackers with your whine.
Read the whole article, it strikes at the heart of the matter. It highlights exquisitely why hate crimes are inherently racist, unfair and do nothing but violate the rights of one group over another. Crime is crime, and we already have laws on the books to protect victims. Hate crime laws punish based on a set of assumed circumstances. They should be repealed - or applied to ALL parties.
04 August 2010
Thank God! It is heartening to see that our GOP leadership is at least discussing the topic, because frankly, illegal immigration is a HUGE problem.
Even Lindey "Goober" Graham, who has worked with DummyCrats on the patheitc "immigration reform" in the past is now saying that “birthright citizenship is a mistake.”
Quote:“We should change our Constitution and say if you come illegally and you have a child, that child is automatically not a citizen."
Immigration is the linchpin which is pulling our economy down. No doubt the biggest culprit to date is the Fannie/Freddie fiasco in which DEMOCRATS used the CRA to pump money into the hands of minorities in order to buy their votes - all at taxpayer expense. Dodd, Frank and Gurelik all made millions on the scheme but no one has asked for a congressional hearing to investigate the crimes.
The homefront economic news is disheartening: 9.7% unemployment - 16% if you include those who have given up looking, record house foreclosures, tightening credit markets, commercial real estate is in the toilet, and we have The Tax Cheat Tim Geitner saying "Welcome to the Recovery"
Story and video here.
As taxes and government regulation continue to leak into our homes and bedrooms, the wealthy - who pay the lion-share of taxes - are curling up into a fetal position and husbanding their resources. Story here.
Obama and his Drones are in denial. Economic growth was only 2.4% in the second quarter but we're supposed to ignore the numbers and believe that the Recovery Fairy just dusted us with her magic powder.
When Reagan inherited an economy in recession - he moved government out of the way via Tax Cuts and slashes in government regulation. That spawned a 20 year boom in our markets and productivity. Obama is taking the opposite tact and is pushing us in the other direction with increased taxation, and a burgeoning leviathan of government bureaucrats. What effect will Obama's efforts have?
More unemployment, more inflation, more misery and more uncertainty.
In this current crisis, which Greenspan says will "double dip" thanks to Obama's incompetence; we will have to follow Arizona's lead and start enforcing our immigration laws for real. We have no choice - our economy, our citizens, our sovereignty, our culture and our People deserve it. We deserve better than to have ingrates rolling into our country, spitting out a baby or three and then saying "Donde esta mi cheque?"
01 August 2010
Well Alinsky would be proud to see just how far his advise has taken Obama, Reid and Pelosi on their ascent to power. Democrats are now just an adjunct of the Federal government. They're not a party; the New Left has hijacked them and the MSM just plays along and hides the truth about the agendas. It's all subterfuge, all the time.
In this clip Beck is right. If JFK were running he'd be considered a conservative; he was pro-military and pro-business. It's bloody sad to see how low we've descended in 50 years.