Saturday, October 25, 2014

A pact with the devil

The Democratic Embrace of Al Sharpton

In politics, war, and business, alliances come and go, are made and broken, with little regard to affinities.

There is always a down side.

The truth is that the leadership of black America is heavy laden with thugs, the political equivalents of Al Capone, and has been since Malcolm X was the most admired of them and Eldridge Cleaver and the Panthers spoke for millions.

Palling around with these racist monsters is the price the Democrats pay for the support of black America.

President Obama ’s embrace of Mr. Sharpton has been particularly intense this year. 

On Monday he called Mr. Sharpton’s radio show to discuss the Nov. 4 elections. 

In April the president appeared at a political rally organized by Mr. Sharpton’s National Action Network. 

Mr. Obama’s closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, conferred with Mr. Sharpton in August about the police killing of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., as Mr. Sharpton led protests against the Ferguson police.

The Democratic establishment is just as obsequious. 

It turned out in force earlier this month to celebrate Mr. Sharpton’s 60th birthday party at New York’s tony Four Seasons restaurant. 

Hillary Clinton phoned in with best wishes. 

Barack and Michelle Obama sent a congratulatory letter. 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gushed: “He’s the nation’s Rev. Sharpton—and the nation is better for it.” 

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman , Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , and Reps. Charles Rangel and Jerry Nadler rushed to pay their respects.

This is Big Al, and I believe he has never repudiated his past.

There was Mr. Sharpton’s frenzied involvement in the Tawana Brawley case.

In 1987 Ms. Brawley, a 15-year-old African-American, concocted a tale of being raped by six white males. 

The allegation was ultimately revealed as a hoax, but not before Mr. Sharpton had commandeered the racially incendiary story and poured fuel on it by accusing a white county prosecutor of having been among the attackers. 

The prosecutor, Steven Pagones, won a defamation suit in 1998 against Mr. Sharpton, Ms. Brawley and her lawyers. 

Mr. Sharpton refused to pay the judgment against him, which was eventually discharged by a group of supporters.

In 1991 a Hasidic driver in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights accidentally ran onto a sidewalk and killed a 7-year-old black child named Gavin Cato. 

Mr. Sharpton led protesters in angry cries of “No justice, no peace,” criticized Jewish diamond merchants in the neighborhood for selling goods from apartheid South Africa, and spoke at a rally where a banner said, “Hitler did not do the job.” 

During three days of violence following the accident, rioters beat to death an Australian rabbinical student named Yankel Rosenbaum.

In 1995 Mr. Sharpton led a protest in Harlem to stop a Jewish landlord—a “white interloper,” in Mr. Sharpton’s words—from evicting a black-operated record shop. 

One of the protesters would later set fire to the store, killing seven store employees.

Mr. Sharpton has never apologized for his involvement in the Brawley hoax. Nor has he taken responsibility for his agitation in Crown Heights.

As the article makes clear, Big Al continues to be a racist fiend, a crook, and an exemplar of corrupt politics, and de Blassio is stuck in his embrace.

When the White House won't step up

NY, NJ to Require Quarantine After Ebola Contact

Quarantine and public health are within the power of the states.

Interestingly, there is nothing in the constitution granting such powers to the federal government, and nobody at all has raised that as an objection to federal intervention in the matter.

Republicans, really the biggest constitutional hypocrites, want even more federal control.

But they will settle for governors stepping up and will even trumpet this as further proof of Obama's feckless weakness.

"It's too serious a situation to leave it to the honor system of compliance," Cuomo says. 

Couldn't agree more; said so days ago.

Any medical personnel who have treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, Guinea, or Liberia "will be automatically quarantined," says Dr. Howard Zucker, acting New York state health commissioner. 

An automatic three-week quarantine makes sense for anyone "with a clear exposure" to Ebola, says the former head of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. 

And it won't be long before that gets pushed to a month, I hope.

Twelve percent of those infected take more than 21 days to show symptoms.

That's just not good enough.

But aid organizations [Doctors Without Borders, Samaritan's Purse, and the like. PV.] warn that many health care volunteers won't go to Ebola hot zones if they know they'll be confined to their homes for three weeks after they get back.

Maybe so.

But if it's us or them I side with us.

Policing pop culture

Lena Dunham’s “race problem” is not really her problem at all

I have no idea who she is, but she has the wrong attitudes about race and gender, says the author, who is disturbed.

How clear can they make it?

Jim Crow persists

Yesterday they pointed to a Klan march against "race mixing" and called it racism, and that was true.

Today they point to white people carrying signs that say "We support Officer Wilson" and "Innocent until proven guilty" and they call that racism, which is hate propaganda and a flat out lie.

Smear, hatchet job, guilt by association when there isn't the least trace of association.

Throw Grandma from the train

Ain't my Grandma.

Open Thread - Old White People Complaining About Halloween?

Anybody but me see where liberals are drifting?

Anti-white, anti-working class, anti-elderly.

What a tough sell for all those young minorities they want the Democrats to work for and rely on, more and more.

Friday, October 24, 2014

The emerging truth that will be forever denied by American blacks and bien-pensant whites.

Michael Brown and Ferguson

I recall the President and his Attorney General have come out publicly at least three times to denounce white racism.

The Gates incident.

The Trayvon Martin shooting.

And the Michael Brown shooting.

In each case word of the event had barely reached the White House when the intrepid pair had denounced racism and demanded justice with almost the hate-filled and dishonest ferocity of Rev. Al Sharpton, famed instigator of the Tawana Brawley fraud.

In each case American blacks decided to protest with their usual rioting and crime wave, and in each case it turned out the actual event had gone down quite otherwise than as the Klann lynching denounced by the President and the Attorney General.

And yet the president is not a foolish man, and probably his racism extends not at all beyond a chronic willingness to believe the worst accusations against whites, no matter how wild.

I would be shocked and enraged, but not too greatly surprised, if he mused a bit during a speech about Ebola on Louis Farrakhan's claim that the disease was invented by whites as a tool of genocide against blacks, just like AIDS.

Of course, if he did, he would be defended by loyal white liberals to the last man.

The revered Bill Moyers was fine with Jeremiah Wright, you may recall.

Voter ID, tyranny, racism, and mockery

Brits mock Texas race-whiner

Sad that nobody will see this but people who already think the opposition to voter ID is stupid.

Almost as stupid as allowing felons, non-citizens, and people under 21 to vote.

One might almost suggest the families of felons be disenfranchised, but then the rainbow of voters would be missing exactly one color.

Suspicious, that.

Both Dallas nurses are OK and to be discharged.

Good to hear it.

Run, Pocahontas, run!

Senator Warren for president?

Looking better and more willing all the time.

I'll go for a Democrat over Hillary, sure.

Ebola in the Big Apple

Brave doctor brings Ebola back to America

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City and the fourth diagnosed in the United States.

. . . . 

Spencer came back to the United States last week after treating Ebola patients in Guinea, where he worked for Doctors Without Borders.

He completed his work in Guinea on October 12 and left the country two days later via Brussels, Belgium.

He arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport on October 17, but he exhibited no symptoms of the virus until Thursday morning, said Dr. Mary Travis Bassett, New York City's health commissioner.

Sure, not as bad as Guatemala City, but bad enough if it gets loose.

These returning moral heroes are putting our grandchildren at risk.

Of course, he saw a few of his most beloved after the symptoms started, his fiancee and two friends, though if anybody in the world should have suspected from the first sign of flu symptoms that it wasn't flu, but Ebola, and immediately isolated himself, it was him.

But he did not do that.

All three are now in quarantine and being monitored.

The key thing to remember: people fuck up.

This guy is a doctor and he still fucked up.

Imagine if the next one has no medical training and, unlike Doctor Spencer, is more inclined to selfishness and denial than to dedication to the good of others.

How long will he continue close interaction with people, possibly with the public, spreading the disease before he is seen in an Emergency Room?

How big a scare do we need for the authorities to take more seriously their roles as protectors of the American people and less seriously the preferred global role of indispensable nation?

Ebola in Mali