“With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations (of immigrants brought here illegally as children) through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.” — President Obama, March 28, 2011
Those laws remain on the books. They have not changed. Yet Obama last week suspended these very deportations — granting infinitely renewable “deferred action” with attendant work permits — thereby unilaterally rewriting the law. And doing precisely what he himself admits he is barred from doing.
After shooting Zhen Bo Liu on a dark Wilmington street, the gunmen stole his food delivery of chicken wings and shrimp fried rice and shared the meal among their accomplices at a nearby house. After eating, they returned to view Liu’s body and rummage through his car.
When police arrived on South 13th Street to begin their investigation into Liu’s June 14 death, the only things missing from the 60-year-old delivery driver’s vehicle was the order of food and $48 in cash.
As emerging details shed light on events investigators believe unfolded last week, Wilmington police on Friday announced the arrest of a sixth person accused of playing a role in planning the robbery that led to Liu’s murder.
The new suspect, 16-year-old Nathaniel Lawrence, brings to six the number of people charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery for allegedly concocting a scheme to hold up a delivery driver. Two of those, 15-year-old Mustafaa Friend and 20-year-old Cornell Haugabook Jr., also face first-degree murder charges.
The race peddlers only come out when their own kind is victimized by a Caucasian or a light-skinned Latino. Did Barry Obama have anything to say about this poor man’s death at the hands of
black monsters? If Barry had a son, would he look like one of the black offenders?
To this very day I still have a hard time measuring the degree of stupidity that Obama registered when he decided to chime in on the Trayvon Martin shooting. Given Barry’s background as a community organizer and his penchant for making racial issues out of nothing, I can’t say I’m surprised. The empty suite is only doing what he knows how to do. Addressing mundane issues like the stagnant economy, illegal aliens, domestic energy production, or just simply putting America first just isn’t in cards as far as Obama’s deck is concerned. Once a looter, always a looter.
Courtesy of David Maraniss’ new book, we now know that yet another key prop of Barack Obama’s identity is false: his Kenyan grandfather was not brutally tortured or even non-brutally detained by his British colonial masters.
The composite grampa joins an ever-swelling cast of characters from Barack’s “memoir.” To put it discreetly, they differ somewhat in reality from their bit parts in the grand Obama narrative:
• The best friend at school portrayed in Obama’s autobiography as “a symbol of young blackness” was, in fact, half Japanese, and not a close friend.
• The white girlfriend he took to an off-Broadway play that prompted an angry post-show exchange about race never saw the play, dated Obama in an entirely different time zone, and had no such world-historically significant conversation with him.
• His Indonesian step-grandfather supposedly killed by Dutch soldiers during his people’s valiant struggle against colonialism met his actual demise when he “fell off a chair at his home while trying to hang drapes.”
All these revelations about Obama’s fake memoirs should have came to light while he was a senator for the failed state of Illinois. Again, this is just another example of why I can’t put much stock into the mainstream media. Who is Barry Obama? I’ve always said and wrote that he’s a empty suite and any research about this fake would certainly reveal nothing good.
More facts are coming out because more than three years have passed since this phony lied his way into the White House with the full cooperation of the American media. Time has proven that all those passes he was given to get him to the high officer was a very costly and improvident act by all those who covered for this guy. Even the liberals are starting to wonder what another 4 years of Barry will do to their 401Ks along with 16 trillions dollars of debt. Things are not looking better and Barry just needs another 4 years to help “fix” what Bush 43 did.
I understand why blacks, welfare recipients, Communists, and criminals would vote for Barry. I just don’t understand why a gainfully employed middle or upper class male of any race, except black, would vote for a guy who is empty, has proven himself bereft of ideas, leadership, and a spine, and is hell-bent on growing government at the expense of everything else. White guilt has its limits and liberalism can only numb the mind so much. The hard numbers that track performance i.e. unemployment figures, NASDAQ, housing prices, national debt, etc., can only be ignored for so long and at one’s own peril. The nebulous change has been nothing but a black hole of debt created with empty promises from a teleprompter reader who knows nothing of economics. Greece is a window to our future if the trajectory of the country’s government does not change.
Things will be different this time. They have to be or else the country will have an even harder recovery, if it will be able to recover at all.
A young Chinese reporter is mortified after mistaking a sex toy for a rare mushroom in a television report.Villagers from Liucunbu, a rural community outside western Chinese city of Xi’an, discovered the sex toy while drilling a new well shaft.Confused about what they had found, they alerted the local news station,Xi’an TV station, which immediately sent young female reporter Yunfeng Ye to the scene.
Well, there is something to be said about the report’s ignorance regarding sex toys. Would you rather date a woman who was well versed in this area, or spend time with the female reporter who hasn’t been around the block. I’ll take the report any time!
Oh, go ahead and click the link. The video is precious!
Michael Schmidt says he has no idea why a man he passed while walking his dog Sunday night turned around and attacked him.
“He came up behind, put his left arm over my chest, took his right arm, and slashed my throat from left to right,” Schmidt explained.
The attack happened at about 11 p.m. Sunday in the 1200 block of West Byron Street. As Schmidt gripped his throat, he said his attacker just stood there for several seconds, watching his victim bleed profusely.
“He just had this sneer on his face. I think he was amazed that I didn’t drop to the ground,” Schmidt said.
The Wrigleyville man sought help from a man at a bus stop at North Clark and West Byron streets. As they were calling 911, Schmidt said his attacker re-appeared. The man was standing in the middle of the street, looking at them with his knife in his hand. He then walked away.
Paramedics took Schmidt to a nearby hospital where the four-inch gash on his neck was treated with 40 stitches.
A black offender slashes a white victim for no good reason because the headline stated “Random Attack.” Well, walking the dog at 11:00 pm is just another way of asking for trouble, right? Bad things happen when the sun goes down and who is more than likely going to be doing those bad things? Oh, did I offend someone by asking such a question?
I wonder how much government subsidies the offender has collected over his lifetime. Was this a government-sponsored crime? That’s the story within the story. If the offender is ever apprehended, it would be a real treat to examine his upbringing and chart the amount of tax money that was spent to produce such a monster. I know I’m speculating; the offender could have been just a middle-class psycho who just happened to be black. Nevertheless, I live in the real world and the probability of government subsidy is just too high to ignore.
The story within this story is the perpetrator’s past. How many times has he been locked up for crimes only to be released by a criminal justice system that thinks nothing about real justice for his victims or the safety of its citizens. Was his rotten childhood cause by government programs that discourage the formation of a traditional family? Did he attend a public school that thought nothing of him apart from showing up so he could be marked “present” for funding purposes? Was he taught that hard work, studying, and being responsible were uncool and silly things that only Caucasians did? For those who are not in denial, the aforementioned questions represent the basic building blocks to a story about how overreaching government contributes, promotes, and insures mayhem and chaos with our tax money.
You see, the media just won’t discuss the underlying causes of so many crime stories because it just isn’t politically correct. It’s racists to follow up and expose that ugly underbelly: Government programs that destroy the individual’s will to care for themselves. The journalists would rather stick to their scripts by blaming a racist America rather than a governmental system designed to perpetuate dependency while establishing a permanent voting block.
The politically correct agenda wants economic justice, equality, and race-neutral reporting (with regard to certain protected minorities) among other irrational and unattainable goals. The media has adopted the agenda and shapes its stories to reflect their adherence to the PC creed. The discerning consumers of media have predictably turned away from the mainstream sources and have sought out more reliable alternatives. News organizations like the Chicago Tribune are dying and they only have themselves and their PC agenda to blame.
We do not reference race unless it is a fact that is central to telling the story.
By all indication, these attacks were motivated by theft, not race. Further, there is no evidence to suggest that the victims were singled out because of their race. Therefore we did not include racial descriptions in our initial news reports.
It’s nice to read the skewed logic and foggy rationale behind the pusillanimous writers in the media. Carlos Sadovi did a hatchet job on a black crime story and managed to write a whole article without mentioning the race of the attackers. Most of us already know typical description, but the writers lack the guts to call a spade a spade. Gerould Kern, an editor at the Tribune, made a lame attempt to explain away the self-censorship; perhaps he just thinks most people are stupid because they buy and read his publication. Why can’t they simply write: “A crew teens stole an I-Phone from a passenger. The offenders were male blacks in their late teens dressed in white t-shirts and black jeans. The victim was male white/ female black/transgender asian (if in fact it was a transgender asian),” or whatever race was the case at the time of the crime. Are facts that tough to reveal? That’s all you have to print, but we all know that’s not the case unless the offenders are Caucasian. A white criminal perpetrating a crime against a minority tends to get full exposure.
Steve Chapman wrote in June 2011 about the same topic and tried to use fuzzy logic with apples and oranges comparisons:
There are good reasons not to identify the attackers by race. It’s the newspaper’s sound general policy not to mention race in a story, whether about crime or anything else, unless it has some clear relevance to the topic.
If a reporter goes out and interviews people about the weather, would it make sense for the story to say, “Joe Smith, who is black, is hoping for a cool front”? If a pedestrian gets run over by a bicyclist, should the story mention that the rider was white?
In the attack coverage, what difference does race make, unless police are putting out descriptions or sketches in hopes of getting tips from witnesses? Getting beat up for your iPad, I suspect, feels about the same regardless of the color of the thieves. Police don’t seem to think victims were targeted because of their race.
And what good would it do to trumpet the skin color of the thugs? So pedestrians on Michigan Avenue can run away when they see two or more African-Americans? Lots of black adolescents and young adults can be found on the Magnificent Mile on any given day. I’d guess at least 95 percent of them are harmless.
My question to readers accusing us of political correctness is: Why do you care so much about the attackers’ race? If you fear or dislike blacks, I suppose it would confirm your prejudice. But otherwise, it tells you nothing useful.
Sure Steve, the description of the attacker isn’t important. The latest coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting kind of blows your race coverage methods out of the water. So where does the real prejudice lie?
On June 13, the CBS Evening News devoted a story by David Martin to the Afghanistan death count reaching 2,000, as Martin interviewed a mother of a fallen Marine. CBS was alone. There was no story last week on the Afghanistan death “milestone” on ABC, NBC, the PBS NewsHour – or even on the MSNBC programs found in Nexis, including Rachel “Our Military’s In a Perilous Drift” Maddow.
But the networks were all more aggressive when the 2,000 mark arrived in Iraq on October 25, 2005. The Big Three networks devoted 14 morning and evening news stories to the death toll from October 24 through the end of October, and another 24 anchor briefs or mentions. They used the number to spell “disaster for this White House.”
Ted Koppel blasted Bush in this October 27 Nightline summation:
If you’re inclined to get all the bad news in your life out of the way at the same time, consider this week in the life of President Bush. His brother, Jeb, the governor of Florida, had to concede the state government didn’t do all it could have or should have done to prepare for Hurricane Wilma. That can only remind people that this has been a bad hurricane season all-around, when it comes to government response. This was the week, of course, that the death toll of American servicemen and women in Iraq topped 2,000. Statistical markers like that are never a fair way of judging the legitimacy of a war but they seem to have an impact, nevertheless.
They have an impact – unless you just skip them completely when the Democrats are in the White House.
I didn’t think much of the mainstream media. What modicum of legitimacy I lent it evaporated when they covered Obama during his bid for President. The bias and agenda is so blatant that I make an extra effort ignore their broadcasts and publications. The internet has made them obsolete; the slow but sure evisceration of their organizations is all but certain as more and more consumer of real news turn away. Thank you Al Gore for the internet!
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rodney King, the black man who came to symbolize racial tensions in the United States after his 1991 beating by police led to riots in Los Angeles a year later, was found dead in a swimming pool on Sunday in Rialto, California, police said. He was 47.
“Preliminary indications are that this is a drowning with no signs of foul play,” Rialto police said in a statement.
King was discovered by his fiancÃ©e, Rialto police Captain Randy De Anda said. The San Bernardino County Coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy, authorities said.
King’s death was reported to police Sunday morning in Rialto, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles. Police pulled his body from the swimming pool but were unable to resuscitate him, De Anda said.
King became known around the world after he and some friends were stopped by Los Angeles police on March 3, 1991, after a high-speed chase. King was beaten by baton-wielding officers while a bystander videotaped them. The video prompted a national debate on police brutality and race relations.
The swine said…
Rodney demonstrated how being a complete loser won’t hold you back from making millions in America. He also taught us that the swimming pool can be much more hazardous to one’s health than disobeying the LAPD.
“The problem with racism is Matt Drudge,” Maher said. “I pick from Matt Drudge’s website — just this, over a month we monitored this. Just show some of the pictures that were on — there, Mike Tyson looking like he’s going to eat your head. Oh yes, Louis Farrakhan — because he’s so relevant now. Oh, and Marion Barry, he’s in the news also. Oh yes, Rev. Wright, because he matters to your life so much. This is who appears on the Drudge Report. Oh yes, and there’s Al Sharpton telling Eric Holder what he should do, and Michael Jordan angry, because that’s how we all remember him. This is racism in America.”
While Maher mocked the images, he neglected to provide context for the stories Drudge attached to the pictures — nor did Maher explain why he went all the way back to the month of April for his examples.
Bill Maher was seated next
to a little girl on an airplane, turned to her and said, “Do you want to
talk? Flights go quicker if you strike up a conversation with your fellow
The little girl, who had just started to read her book,replied “What would
you want to talk about?”
” Oh, I don’t know,” said Maher “How about why there is no GOD,
or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.
“OK,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me
ask you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same stuff –
grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that
Maher, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence,thinks about it and
says, “Hmmm, I have no idea..”
To which the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss
why there is no GOD, or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death, when you
don’t know crap?”
And then she went back to reading…
Liberals have a problem with logic, facts, and making rational choices. Bill wasn’t able to draw a clear line between images and racism on Drudge, so he just went ahead and made the accusation using his own brand of logic–I like to call it sophistry.