Monday, July 22

Another Double Standard

On Sunday mornings I like to lie in bed and read the morning paper while listening to classical music on my local National Proletariat Radio station. Yesterday, when I came to the Opinion section, I was surprised, because, once again I agreed with Cynthia Tucker on sumpin'. Her column was about Social Security and prescription drugs for seniors. She's a liberal and was against the Democrat's bill. Frankly, I was shocked. But that's not what I want to talk about so I'm not linking to it.

No, I want to talk about an article that was in the AJC on July 14, called Could Mr. Right be White about black women dating white men. Oh boy! Interracial dating. That's gonna get the racist bigots stirred up! And it did. The AJC published three letters on it. Here's the link.

Nathan McCall of Atlanta writes:

As a journalism instructor, I found the recent article on black women dating white men to be appallingly racist and typically shallow ("Could Mr. Right be white?" Features, July 14). It's one thing to say that some black women date white men because there is a shortage of available black men. It's quite another to suggest that the very group that created and perpetuated that shortage --- white men --- are also the most sensitive and romantic people on God's great earth. Please.

So, it sounds to me that for some reason Nathan thinks it is the fault of white men that there is a shortage of black men. No reasons given. Just a statement with no facts. I'm assuming he's saying that there is a shortage of black men because they're in prison. So, if that is the case, the high crime rate in the inner city is the fault of white men. The high drug use in the inner city is the fault of white men. Well, yeah, according to Maxine Waters, the crack epidemic is a CIA plot. Hi Jamal. I'm from the CIA. Here's some crack.

Well maybe poverty is the problem. Yeah - that's the ticket. And we all know that poverty in the inner city is the fault of white men. Those mean old Republicans want to starve the poor and keep 'em in poverty. I'm here to tell you that throwing money at poverty will not solve it. We've thrown $5 trillion at it and we still have it.

In a previous post I gave a roadmap on how any person in this country of reasonable health and of reasonable intelligence could rise above poverty and live very well. Three steps:

  1. Education - Stay in school. Learn how to read and write English. We speak English as the primary language in this country. Getting an education is not 'acting white', it's acting smart.
  2. Start work at an early age. Work part time jobs while in school. Flipping burgers is not beneath anyone.
  3. Do not have children you cannot afford. The quickest route to poverty in this country is not having an education and having children you cannot afford.

Unfortunately, the most important thing needed to rise above poverty, education, sucks. Our education system is broken and needs repair. It's not gonna be the teachers unions that repair it because they are part of the problem. And the NAACP opposes vouchers, even though 60% of blacks polled, prefer vouchers. The Democrats want to keep blacks dumb and dependent on the government. That's a disgrace. But, I digress. Back to Nathan.

As a journalist, I know reporters can find someone to say virtually anything to support a point. And I would have no trouble doing the reverse --- find women to testify that white men are insecure, and that given a dating choice between an all-you-can-eat crab legs special and an evening at the museum, white men will opt for Red Lobster every time.

Yeah, Nathan. Just love them crab legs. This is disgusting. Substitute black for white and fried chicken for crab legs and tell me just how racist and bigoted this sounds. And this bastard teaches journalism? Now we know why so many journalists vote Democrat. They're freaking bigoted idiots!

And let's not even talk about the headline, an obvious throwback to the supremacist views that "white is right."

I didn't get that impression at all. But that is because I'm not looking for racism in everything I read. I never realized the AJC was racist. I hope someone tells Cynthia Tucker about that. Cynthia, by the way, is the editor of the editorial page and is black. Nathan is an example of someone who is just looking for for examples of racism. I wonder how he feels when he sees ads for white sales?

Reading stories such as this actually makes me grateful for Jerry Springer and Ricky Lake. As insane as their programs are, at least they demonstrate that human frailties are as much a reality for whites as for anyone else.

Nathan, I think you've been watching too much Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake. And, wouldn't you think a Journalism professor would know enough to spell Ricki Lake correctly?

Nathan's letter was amusing. Curtis Lake's letter was full of vitriol and blatant racism.

Black women who date the 'enemy' are fools

Nothing like some mean spirited name calling to start off a letter. White men are the enemy. Bitches be fools.

I just want to clear up this foolishness once and for all: If you are a black female, your "Mr. Right" is not white. He is black like you.

Tell 'em Curtis! Keep dem bitches in the 'hood! Now tell 'em why.

White folks are our enemy. How can black females stoop so low as to engage in intimate relations with the people who forcibly took us from our homeland and slaughtered, raped and enslaved our ancestors?

Here we go with the slaveryTM thing again. OK. Let's talk about it.

Black people do not have the franchise on slaveryTM even though they like to think so. SlaveryTM has been in existence since the beginning of time. Every culture up until a few hundred years ago had slaves. It was the mean old white Europeans who abolished slaveryTM. Many white men in this country died in a bloody civil war to abolish slaveryTM. And, unlike what we saw in Roots, it wasn't the white man who captured the blacks to drag them off into slaveryTM. They were captured and sold by their black brothers, so you may want to take up some of this slaughtered and raped stuff with some people in Africa. And guess where slaveryTM still exists? In Africa. And guess who the slave owners are? African blacks. Yeah, slaveryTM was a blight on this country's history, but it's over, and right now, blacks in this country have more freedoms and a higher standard of living than black people in any other country on this planet. So shut your freaking mouth and be glad that you had the good fortune to be born here and not in Africa.

Stop lusting and think. There are no "good" white folks. Black females who date white men only make themselves look like fools.

See, all white folks are evil racist bastards. Curtis, you are a racist bigoted jerk! Here again, substitute white for black in this letter and there would be massive protests in front of the AJC's offices. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would be in town fighting each other to get in front of the cameras bemoaning the fact that the newspaper could publish a letter like this. By golly, the editor who allowed this letter to be published should be fired or forced to go through massive diversity awareness training.

The last letter by Doug Forbes of Indianapolis is just laughable.

Colorblind mating is not for the birds Implicit in the recent article on interracial dating is the view that racial preference in mate selection is the result of segregation. I suggest that it is vice versa. Consider this: During the last Ice Age, a species of bird lived in the north Pacific region. One branch of this species spread westward across Eurasia. Another branch spread eastward across North America. When they met again in Europe thousands of years later, they had developed physical differences. In other words, they had become two subspecies; i.e., races of the same species. One race, the Lesser Black-backed Gulls, has dark backs and yellow legs. The other race, the Herring Gulls, has pale backs and flesh colored legs.

I'm just waiting for someone to complain that the naming of the Lesser Black-back Gull is racist. Nathan has probably already composed his letter.

Physical divergence beyond a certain point will diminish sexual attraction. Such is the case with the Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backs. Although they have overlapping breeding grounds, they remain distinct. Normally, they do not interbreed. Because mate selection and child rearing constitute much of the social life of birds, racial preference in mate selection results in racial segregation generally. Essentially, the two subspecies lead separate lives within the same geographic area.

But Doug, we aren't birds.

OK What do I thin?. I'm all for interracial relationships. I'm for integration. Believe it or not, I'm not a racist bigot. I despise people who are. People like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton, and their new friend Curtis Lake make me sick. Multiculturism makes me gag. What a crock that is. Ya wannna see multiculturism in action? Go to the Balkans. That's what the liberals want for us. This is America. We are Americans. We're not African-Americans, Italian-Americans, Asian-Americans, or any other hyphenated Americans. And another thing. I was born here so I am a native American.

But, but, you gotta be a racist. You're always poking fun at black people like Cynthia McKinney. Yeah, Cynthia would be funny if she weren't so dangerous. I poke fun at Cynthia because she is a disgrace. She, like many other black leaders, do more harm to their people than the KKK ever could. By blaming white people for all their problems and fostering dependency on government, they keep them poor and ignorant. A fine example of that is Curtis Lake, who is probably one of Cynthia's constituents. All I can do is shake my head and wonder why.

I don't know how Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Cynthia McKinney, Maxine Waters and all the other black 'leaders' can sleep at night. I guess if one gets enough money, selling out one's followers must be easy.

I couldn't do it.

Saturday, July 20

Israel Shamir aka Uncle Yasser

I was not planning on posting today, but I got the following from alert reader Randolph Addison:

I have the impression that Arab news was, unsurprisingly, duped. Best of the Web Scroll down to "The Cynthia McKinney Fan Club" (4th entry). [The Chinese recently reported an article from The Onion as legitimate US news and then vilified The Onion, stating that they were purposely put out propaganda to trick people. Uh huh.]

When doing my fisking, I also thought this was too good to be true. And usually, if sumpin' sounds too good to be true, then by golly it is too good to be true. I also thought was too good to be true. Since, I have absolutely no journalistic integrity, not to mention being very lazy, I did not check out the veracity of the Ode to Cynthia Even, if it wasn't true, it still offered me an excellent opportunity to have a little fun. Well, boys and girls, I did a little Google (Every time I use Google, I always think of Carl Sagan. He used a term in Cosmos called googleplex.) search on Israel Shamir and here is what I came up with. Excerpts follow.

Israel Shamir is a leading Russian-Israeli intellectual, writer, translator and journalist.

Don't forget Palestinian apologist.

After returning to Israel in 1980, Shamir wrote for the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz and Al Hamishmar newspapers and worked in the Knesset as the spokesman for the Israel Socialist Party (Mapam).

Aha! A socialist. That's why he likes Cynthia McKinney and Barbara Lee.

He also translated selected chapters of Joyce’s Ulysses, (into Russian)

Joyce's Ulysses is dull and boring enough in English. Imagine how dull it must be in Russian.

His most popular work, the Pine and the Olive, the story of Palestine/Israel, was published in 1988. Its cover carried a painting by the Ramallah painter, Nabil Anani. As the first Palestinian Intifada began, Shamir had left Israel for Russia, where he covered the eventful years 1989-1993. While in Moscow, he reported for Haaretz, but was sacked for publishing an article calling to the return the Palestinian refugees and the rebuilding of their ruined villages.

See. Even back then he was an Uncle Yasser.

He wrote for various Russian newspapers and magazines, including Pravda and Zavtra weekly. In 1993, he returned to Israel and settled in Jaffa.

Wouldn't it be ironic if he got nailed (pun intended) by a homicide bomber?

In response to the second Palestinian uprising in thirteen years, Shamir has temporarily abandoned his literary occupation and resumed his work as a propagandist journalist. In the midst of all the endless talk of a " Two State solution", Shamir, along with Edward Said, has become a leading champion of the ‘One Man, One Vote, One State’ solution in all of Palestine/Israel.

Which, anyone with half a brain would realize, that would sound the death knell for Israel. There would be a mass expulsion of Jews. Can't you just imagine Cynthia McKinney screaming to high heaven if we had a massive influx of Jewish immigrants.

His most recent essays have been circulating widely on the Internet

And providing blogging fodder for people like me who just love to ridicule loonies.

and are now posted on many prominent media sites.

Which makes 'em easy to find. Just Google Israel Shamir.

With every new article, Shamir is establishing himself as a propagandist journalist whose work speaks to the aspirations of both the Arab world Israelis and the Palestinians.

Mass suicide for the Israelis. Killing and looting by the Arabs.

His most recent works include Acid Test, Rape of Dulcinea, Galilee Flowers, Joseph Revisited and Kid Sister.

I'll have to see if Amazon carries 'em. Must be fantastic reading.

Shamir (50) lives in Jaffa, he is father of two sons.

Izzy. Stay away from the bombers.

And now, another example of the wit and wisdom of Israel Shamir called Why I Support the Return of the Palestinians (or Why I Support Israeli Suicide).

Palestine is not a dead object, it is a living country.

Full of suicide bombers.

Palestinians are her soul.

Some soul. A people with unbelievable hatred for another race. We haven't seen hatred like this since Nazi Germany. And we want to give these people a state? We fought WWII to defeat a state like this. Palestinians are soulless nihilists.

Palestine is what Palestinians are re-creating in real time,

Hatred and killing.

in the same way that France is what the French create and re-create every day.

Now there's a great comparison. The French? If only the Palestinians were more like the French. Here Mr. Sharon. Here's all of our bombs and weapons. We surrender. Please don't hurt us. Have some cheese.

It is a vast confusion of mind, to presume one can love France and abhor French,

I don't know. I have no problems with that. The French abhor us, and many of us abhor them. Ever been to Paris? Neat city. Rude inhabitiants. Sacre bleu! Ze Americans zey are barbarians.

as what kind of France would exist without the French soul.

A nicer place to visit?

Only silly tourists from rich countries, pestered by beggars, prefer to stay in reclusive posh hotels where they can enjoy the country without encountering the natives.

In France this would be a bad thing because...

It is like loving a beautiful lady but hating her character and her very essence. To love a country and wish away her inhabitants is the kind of romance that can only appeal to those who have a passion for necrophilia.

No, actually that's the way it works in France. At least in Paris. When ya get outside of Paris the French are not nearly as snotty. And the Palestinians love the land that Israel sits on and have spent the last 54 years wishing the Jews away.

The late Russian thinker Lev Gumilev described a country as a symbiosis of people and landscape. Palestine and Palestinians are inseparable, the peasants and their olives and springs of water and the mountains and the domes of the ancestral sepulchres on the hill-tops need each other and have grown to complement each other.

He left out the bombs and the AK47's. Hold on, we're getting to the good parts.

The Palestinians are not an obscure mean folk.

No. They're a bunch of cowardly murderous bastards.

They created the Star of Ghassul,

An eight pointed star unearthed at Ghassul. I looked it up. For more info.

wrote the Bible,

Funny. I thought the Jews did that. At least the Old Testament. Even Christians admit that.

built the temples of Jerusalem and Garizim,

The Jews.

the palaces of Jericho and Samaria, the churches of the Holy Sepulchre and Nativity, the mosques of Haram a-Sharif,

I'll give him that.

the harbours of Caesarea and Akka,

The Romans. 'What have the Romans ever done for us?'

the castles of Monfort and Belvoir.

Thought that was the Crusaders.

They walked with Jesus, defeated Napoleon and bravely fought at Karameh. In their veins, the blood of Aegean warriors, Bene Israel, David's heroes, the first Apostles of Christ and Companions of the Prophet, of Arab riders, Norman Crusaders and Turkmen chieftains blended in the unique composition.

I'm really impressed. Izzy's laying it on real thick.

Its spark did not run out: the poetry of Mahmud Darwish, the wisdom of Edward Said,

The wisdom of Edward Said? What? The freaking wisdom of freaking Edward Said? Excuse me. I gotta take a break before I use foul language or pound on my keyboard too hard.

the perfect olive oil, the fervour of prayers

Death to the Jews!

and the valiant courage of intifada prove it.

Yeah. It takes a lot of courage to shoot an eight year old girl when she's asleep in her bed. Charles Johnson thought this guy was on heroin. I thought he was on LSD. I think he's moved on to some new and different mind altering drug. But wait. It gets better.

Without the Palestinians, Palestine dies.

The Palestinians are doin' a pretty good job of dying with Palestine.

Her rivers run poisoned water,

Yeah. That's what Suhu Arafat said right before Hillary kissed her.

the sources dry out, the hills and valleys are disfigured, her fields are worked by imported Chinese, while her sons are imprisoned in ghetto.

They are only in a 'ghetto' because they refuse to live in a peaceful coexistence with Israel. Over the past 54 years since Israel was created, the sole purpose of the Palestinians has been the total destruction of Israel. It's in the PLO charter. They never got around to changing it after Oslo. Izzy, when you were doing all those translations did you ever read any real history?

The idea of a separate Jewish state collapsed.

Huh? It never collapsed in Israel and the idea never existed in the Arab world so how could it have collapsed?

During last ten years, the mad policies of Israeli

Called self defense.

government imported over a million of Romanians, Russians, Ukrainians, Thai and African laborers.

They can't employ Palestinians. They have this annoying habit of blowing up.

Some of them claim Jewish descent: Peruvian tribes, Indians from Assam and the endless refugees from the Soviet Union moved in.

That's because they were being persecuted were they used to live. Many of the refugees came from Muslim countries where the 'religion of peace' were killin' 'em off. And Izzy, you were born in Siberia. You must be one of the 'endless refugees from the Soviet Union'.

Now the Jewish Agency plans to import a Lembda tribe from the South Africa, in order to ensure the Jewish character of the state.

Goddamn Arabs multiply faster than rabbits. I cannot understand why the Arabs can't be a little more patient. At the rate they're going, the Israeli Arabs are gonna outnumber the Jews in 20 to 30 years. If you're still alive then Izzy, you'll find out how neat it will be to live in a state run by the Palestinians. At least until they take away all your possessions and kick you out. 'But. But. I'm your friend.' 'You're a dirty Jew. Get out of our country.'

Paradoxically, those who still bear some part of the Jewish traditions are isolated in the Jewish state, as late Dr Yeshayahu Leibovich or imprisoned as the Moroccan Jewish Rabbi Arie Der'i.

You got me on these Izzy and I'm too lazy to look them up. Maybe some other blogger will. But, your credibilty is not very good.

The fantasy of the Jewish ingathering has collided with the reality.

Yeah. The Arabs hate the Jews. They want to kill 'em all or drive them into the sea. They've been saying that for over 50 years. Haven't you been listening, Izzy? Those are really powerful drugs you're on. You need to be real careful. This is your brain. This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?

We must end the delusion.

Funny that he uses the word delusion, since he, himself is so delusional.

Let the sons and daughters of Palestine come back and rebuild Suba and Kakun, Jaffa and Akka.

They can't. They're too busy making bombs and blowing themselves up.

Instead of consecrating the Green Line, let us erase it and live together, the children of Palestine, of first settlers, of Moroccans and Russians.

Let the lamb lie down with the lion. Give peace a chance. Kumbaya.

We should live in one state, not only because of the blatant failure of Oslo.

He finally got sumpin' right. Not the one state part, as that would be a disaster, but the failure of Oslo. As James Taranto is fond of saying, Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.

The very idea of partition is wrong.

I agree. Let's round up the Palestinans and move 'em all to the Gaza Strip. Hey Yasser. Here's your state. Don't forget your baby wipes!

We can follow the example of New Zealand, where the European incomers live together with the native Maori,

Ya see, the Maoris don't blow up. And anyway, that's a bad example. When the Arabs outnumber the Jews, they'll do exactly what they have done in every Arab country. They'll take all their possessions and expel them.

the example of Mandela's South Africa,

Mugabe's Zimbabwe.

the example of Caribbean, where children of Spanish settlers, African slaves and native Amerindians blended into the beautiful new race.

Got some news for ya Ziggy. The native Amerindians in the Caribbean all died of European diseases or were slaughtered by the Spanish.

Let us tear up our Declarations of false Independence and write a new one, of mutual dependence and love.

Of suicide and the total destruction of Israel.

Mr Quisling, Mr Vichy, meet Mr. Shamir. Y'all got a lot in common.

Friday, July 19

Sainte Cynthia d' Arc

Hold me back! Hold me back! My sister asked me today when I was gonna fisk someone again, and, like a miracle this (link courtesy of Charles Johnson) appears. Charles already did a pretty good job, but, I cannot resist the temptation of piling on. Here goes.

Things must be bad indeed if a woman steps forward to the line of fire.

And things are really bad. We're gonna find out why.

When France was fading away,

Which time was that? It's happened so many times. Hi. I'm French. I surrender. Here, take my rifle.

a shepherd girl Jeanne d'Arc took a heavy sword and led the flower of French nobles to assault the walls of Orleans.

Oh, that time. Even then the French were pansies. And then he goes on to give some more examples of brave and heroic women. And now, some America bashing follows.

Now it is the turn of the US to feel the chilly wind of eternity on its face.

Brrrr! Where's my coat?

It came from unexpected direction. People of Saudi Arabia America became hostage in the hands of a few men with too many dollars in their pockets and endless greed in their hearts. For millennia,

For millennia? Isn't that 1000 years. He can't be talking about us. We've only been oppressing Cynthia's people for 400 years.

the difference of income, education, and standard of living was not so vast in one land. The wealth of the nation could provide every Saudi American with a superb education, perfect medical care, happy childhood, secure old age, guaranteed home, and free time to open one's mind to new thoughts and old friends. Saudi Arabia America could be on its way to the Golden Age of universal happiness and wisdom.

See how easy Saudi Arabia works?

Instead of it, a small group of men squeezes the nation in order to add another billion to their coffers.

Sounds like the Saudi royal family to me.

They would surely destroy Saudi Arabia the US by their limitless greed.

Now, I know he's talking about the Saudi royal family.

The devotees of radical Islam Mammon, they are totally devoid of compassion to the people they live amongst. They do not see the local people as 'their own kind'. If they want to show compassion, they send money toPalestine Israel. Out of five dollars the Saudi royal family American taxpayer gives for aid, four dollars land in the coffers of the thugs in Palestine Jewish state. They appear unstoppable, as the politicians are scared of them and docilely raise their hands and sign the pledge promising to send more money to Yasser Arafat and his thugs Israeli generals. Support of Palestine Israel is not a foreign policy. It is the covenant of radical Islam Mammonites, and you sign it with blood. With Israeli and American Palestinian blood.

This guy is a real wacko. And here comes the best part.

But one woman refused to sign the pledge. One woman, Cynthia McKinney, a member for Georgia, dared to refuse.

And I live in her district. I'm so proud.

Four hundred congressmen signed it; they preferred their own personal advancement to the good of the country.

No Izzy, you butthead. Unlike the Arab world, this is a republic, and the people are sick of Arab booger eatin' moh-rons. We're still pissed about 9/11.

Ancestors of Cynthia were slaves in her native Georgia.

Yeah we know. She keeps reminding us of it.

But she is one of a very few free persons in the US Congress.

Excuse me Congressman Barr, I just heard from Izzy that you were a slave. Is that true?

As we Israelis were used to say about our Golda Meir, she is the only man over there.

This guy is an Israeli?

She is a black woman, but she is the whitest man of them all, they would say before the Politically Correct era.

Izzy, you better not call her white to her face. She hates white people almost as much as she hates Jews.

She knew the billions of Israeli aid are needed for the poor people of the United States, for her own Afro-American community.

Nothing about the billions of aid sent to Egypt.

She wanted to uphold the sovereignty of the people and congress of the United States, in face of encroaching servility to the Jewish Lobby.

Oh my God! The Jews run everything! Where is Pat Buchanen when we need him?

She is not alone. Another wonderful Afro-American congresswoman, Barbara Lee,

One of the few people in Congress who's a bigger communist than Cynthia. She represents the Peoples Republic of Berkeley.

cast the only vote against the slaughter in Afghanistan;

What's the latest bogus civilian body count? 3000? 4000? Just think how many we could have 'slaughtered' if we had been trying.

John Conyers, Jessie (sic) Jackson Jr, and Maxine Waters supported the cause of Palestine on different occasions.

Duh! Most liberal blacks are anti-semites. I've never been able to figger that out since there were a lot of Jews who went to the South to help out during the civil rights movement.

Ron Paul of Texas voted against all-house resolution sending obsequious greeting to General Sharon. Nick Rahall, John Sununu, David Bonior did not bend.

Don't have a clue as to what he is talking about here. Somehow, I don't think he does either. He must have just dropped some more acid. OK. Do not drink anything for the next paragraph. I am not responsible for liquid spraying on you terminal.

Cynthia was just more outspoken in seeing the evil.

Outspoken? That's a freakin' understatement! She won't shut her freakin' mouth!

She said[i], "There are many Members of Congress who want to be free. I am one of them.

SlaveryTM ended 150 years ago Cynthia. It's old news. Let's move on.

I wanted to be free to vote according to my conscience, but I had been told that if I didn't sign a pledge supporting the military superiority of Israel, no support would come my way.

Except from Arabs and Muslims.

And sure enough, I didn't sign the pledge and no support came my way.

Except from Arabs and Muslims. Over 1/3 of her campaign contributions came from Arabs and Muslims from outside her district. Wanna see a list? Go here.

I suffered

Not as much as I did living in your district.


Oh how I wish it were silently. But she will never shut her big fat mouth.

year in and year out, because I refused to sign that pledge.

But, somehow, she kept getting reelected. Some suffering.

And then, like a slave that found a way to buy his freedom

Always gotta get slaveryTM in there.

... I went to work

I bet that was a new experience.

... I wanted to be free

Must be interesting to be a slave who makes $150,000 per year. And that's before the bribes.

... Free to cast the votes in the United States Congress as I saw fit and not as I was dictated to".

Hi Cynthia, my name is Irving. I'm the head of the World Domination Zionist OrganizationTM. Vote the way we tell ya or it's off to the cotton fields with ya.

Now she stands for re-election, and her chances are dim,

Be still my beating heart!

as the frightful World Domination Zionist OrganizationTM AIPAC, the spearhead of the organized Jewish community, targeted her. They do not want to see independent and free congressmen on the Capitol Hill.

Actually, they, like most rational Americans, don't want to see racist, bigoted anti-semites on Capitol Hill.

Their huge financial might, network of connections in the media and universities are used to smother every free voice.

Let's see. The New York Times. CNNABCCBSNBC. And we all know how pro Israel Peter Jennings is. And we really have problems in the universities. I mean look at how pro Israel they are at Berkeley.

They succeeded to unseat Earl Hilliard, another racist bigot Black Congressman, who did not bow to Sharon, and now plan to do Cynthia in.

Please! Please! Please! I'm gonna do my part. I'm voting in the Democratic primary.

If they succeed, the cause of racist bigotry freedom will suffer a huge setback. If she succeeds, the myth of Jewish omnipotence will evaporate, and America will look towards better days, as support or rejection of segregated Israel speaks volumes about true agenda of a candidate.

Better days will be when we wipe radical Islamic terrorism off the face of the earth.

Cynthia is not 'against Jews',

If you knew Cynthia, like I know Cynthia. Oh. Oh. Oh what a racist.

as there are many very good folks of Jewish origin.

Not to Cynthia. She hates all Jews. She got it from her daddy, Billy.

While the organized Jewish community implements quite a disgusting policy, in domestic and foreign affairs alike,

Yeah. Like trying to keep the nation of Israel from being overrun by a bunch of bloodthirsty Palestinians. Guess, you haven't noticed all the bombs going off.

there are wonderful outsiders, 'the remnant of Israel'.

Just musing here. If blacks call someone they think is acting white an Uncle Tom, what would these outsiders be called? Uncle Yassers?

Rejected by the community and rejecting it, they stand for suicide integration in Palestine and in the US.

Uh, Izzy, we have integration in the US. And there is integration in Israel. It is ironic that Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Arabs can actually vote.

Some of them have supported Cynthia's campaign;

Some Jews even supported Hitler. They realized too late what a mistake that was. There are dumb people everywhere.

another outsider manages her campaign.

That, I cannot comment on. I tried to find out who her campaign manager was. It's possible. If so, he/she must be an Uncle Yasser. Skipping down through some garbage we come to.

Cynthia's is not a divisive voice of Blacks vs. Whites, nor Democrats vs. Republicans, neither Left against Right

Izzy, if you had any credibility at all, it's now been completely shredded. She's a racist, partisan Democrat and a communist to boot. Scotty, beam Izzy up. We're getting close to the end, but put your feet up because it's gonna get real deep.

This woman with a name from the love lyrics of Propertius, the delicate Greek poet, who called himself 'a pale knight in thrall of my angry Cynthia', is an all-American figure, brought forth by the spirit of America.

See. What'd I tell ya?

The great country does not want to die. In such moments, the land calls for its sons and daughters to step forward to the line of fire.

And whom do we get?

Cynthia heard the call.

Hark! I detect a fanfare of trumpets. The sky opens. The sun shines through. Cynthia stands alone, sword in hand, ready to smite the evil Jews.

Support of Cynthia is the ultimate test of love to America,

Man, can I have some of that shit you're smoking?

of belief in America's future in the family of nations, as an equal and friendly nation,

We ain't equal. We're the only super power and we're friendly as long as people don't mess with us.

not as an enforcer for creed of Greed.

Saudi Arabia is much more greedy than we are. And, wouldn't Creed of Greed be a neat name for a rock band? With apologies to Dave Barry.

It is paramount to rally around her, as the French nobles rallied to Jeanne d'Arc.

Was that before or after the retreat?

Whether you are a descendant of African slaves or Muslim immigrants,

You be Cynthia's folks. Praise Allah!

a son of Confederacy

Not a likely Cynthia supporter.

or a Daughter of American Revolution,

Even less likely.

a freedom-loving Jew

No freakin' way!

or a born-again Christian.

Not even close.

- it is the time to unite for Cynthia and for America.

Amen brother! Call the Vatican! Wake up the Pope!

Let's hear it for Sainte Cynthia d'Arc!

Thursday, July 18

Sticks and Stones

It finally happened. I don't have anything to write about. Actually, I do, but it's already 10:00 PM and any of my good rants, and I still have a few, would take a few hours to write, and I don't really want to stay up past midnight.

I did get some good news. I signed up with bloghop to have people rate my blogs and I got two people who hated me. Now, if I could only get some of the haters to write me some hate mail. I want hate mail! So far, the ratings are running 16 love it and 2 hate it. If people hate what I write, I'm probably pissing them off. If so, then I consider myself a success. I want to piss people off. I want to make people think.

I did hear from my sister about yesterday's blog. 'You use too much dirty language.' I know and I'm really trying to watch that. It's just that some of my screeds just write themselves. When I sat down at my PC last night, I planned on writing a nice reasoned discourse about how everyone is just so durned sensitive in this country. It's like 'Hmmm. I think I want to be offended. Let's see if I can find anything in what someone says to piss me off.' The prime example is the fuss in Washington DC about the guy who described a budget as niggardly and oh boy were there a bunch of people offended about that. Hey guys, look the word up in the dictionary and look at the root. It has absolutely nothing to do with nigger. Oh no! GOC, you used the 'n word'! You are a racist pig! Actually, I'm not, but if anyone reading this thinks I am, you're entitled to your own opinion. Anyway, once I started on that booger eatin' moh-ron, Michael Newdow, I just got carried away.

Another offensive word going around now is picnic. Do you know why? It seems that it came from when there was a lynching of a black and people took lunch and had a party. Hello! I'm sorry, but this is a real stretch. Picnic came from the French word piquenique, and has absolutely nothing to do with lynching. C'mon, let's get a grip here.

I'm not denying that racism exists in this country, but looking for it in anything said by a white person is getting ridiculous. Not all white people are ignorant racists, just like not all black people are ignorant racists. You know, people like Cynthia McKinney. When talking around blacks now, you have to watch everything you say. I mean, if you say 'Boy, it sure is hot today.', the next thing you hear is 'Don't call me boy!' 'Huh? I'm sorry. I wasn't even talking to you. I was just making an observation about the weather.' I know that white racist mf's used to call black men boy, but if I say 'Boy, it's hot!' can't you realize I'm not calling you boy? I'm trying to be careful, but don't assume anything I say is racist.

And here we come to the Confederate flag. I'm so glad that the NAACP has solved all the problems in the black community. They've eradicated the high drug use. They've solved the anti-achievement mentality (You be acting white!). The illegitimacy rate is down under 80% and poverty has been eliminated. Since all that trivial stuff has been fixed, now they can work on the really important things, like the Confederate flag.

Let me say that there are bozos on both sides of this issue. Back during the civil rights era, the white bigots in Georgia changed the state flag and incorporated the Confederate flag into the design. Yeah, it was a poke in the eye to black folks. A few years ago, the NAACP and other black organizations started declaring war on the Confederate flag and Georgia was one of the first places they started. Boycotts were threatened. No Super Bowl. No NBA all star game. Things like that. Last year, the Georgia Legislature, along with the Governor worked out a secret deal to change the flag and we now have a new flag. So now all the racist white bigots are up in arms. We're gonna make it a campaign issue. We're gonna throw the Governor out of office. Hey! Listen up! It was a stupid issue with the old flag. It's a stupid issue with the new flag. It's a freaking piece of cloth! Give it a rest!

Now we go to South Carolina. The Confederate flag used to fly on top of the statehouse. Enter the NAACP. Enter Jesse Jackson. Boycotts were threatened. Boycotts were implemented. Many of the people hurt by the boycotts were black businesses, but that didn't matter. That freaking flag was causing poverty, drug use, black on black crime. If we just get that flag down all our problens will be solved. Eventually a compromise was worked out. The flag would come down off the top of the state house and would be removed to a Confederate War Memorial on the statehouse grounds. Problem solved. Uh, not really. They're baaack! More boycotts threatened. This is just so ridiculous! And look. I haven't used a single dirty word yet.

I started wearing glasses when I was in the second grade. I mentioned last night that eight year old kids don't have social filters installed yet. As a result they can be extremely cruel. When I showed up in school I was called four eyes. I went home crying and my mother said to me, 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.' When did we quit teaching that? Why is everyone so damned sensitive? I'm really tired of walking on egg shells around people because I might offend them.

After my accident, I went through rehab at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Talk about PC heaven. We were 'differently abled' or 'handicapable'. Did I ever piss some people off when I called myself a cripple. Big collective gasp! 'We don't use that word here.' Why not? 'Well, it has negative connotations.' Not to me. It's a perfectly good word. The dictionary says it is a 'partly lame or disabled person or animal'. It is a perfectly acceptable word to me. 'We don't use that word here.' Tough shit!

In the Navy we used to have slam contests. I'd insult someone. He'd insult me back. We had fun. They are just words! If someone were to call me a cripple, I'd just look at him and say,'Why yes, I am. How observant of you to notice.' I haven't been insulted in years because usually the person who is trying to insult me is an idiot and I know it. And as my father always told me, 'It is pointless to have a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed.' Sure, if I wanted to trade insults with someone, I could do an excellent job. I got some good ones. But why? It is so much more fun to look at the person and smile. Nothing pisses off a person more than you laughing at his insults.

I did have one user who pissed me off. But he didn't insult me. He just annoyed me by being incredibly stupid. He also went to my manager on me. I had called him incompetent. 'Oh Mr. EPSM (Empty Polo Shirt Manager), Denny called me incompetent. Boo hoo! Boo hoo! He's so mean!' Well golly, I am a Grouchy Old Cripple after all. Mr. EPSM called me into his office and told me if the user were incompetent he wouldn't be working for the company. I managed to stifle my laughter. I tried to explain to Mr. EPSM that I wasn't trying to insult the user, I was just stating a fact. In fact, I had apologized to the user for his incompetence. The user was fired two months later.

So can't we just lighten up? I know that sounds strange coming from me. But we're just entirely too sensitive.

Just remember this. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. Unless, of course the words come from a certain Grouchy Old Cripple.

I know some hurtin' words!

Wednesday, July 17

Under God

OK. Have we all calmed down now? Can we now talk about this rationally? As an atheist (gasp! GOC's an atheist? Well, yeah.) it doesn't bother me one way or another about whether 'under God' is in the Pledge of Allegiance or not. And I don't understand why this should bother other atheists unless they're dipshits like Michael Newdow. What a freaking asshole!

I'm getting tired of people like him who raise a big fuss, and then say sumpin' stupid like 'This isn't about my daughter, leave her out of it.' Look, butthead, you were the one who brought her into it. And don't ya just realize how great her school days are gonna be now. She's with a bunch of eight year old kids. They don't have social filters installed yet and they can be incredibly cruel. So thanks, you booger eatin' moh-ron for completely screwing up her life for the next year or so. And, isn't this just like the Clintons who declared Chelsea off limits, but as soon as Bill got into trouble because he couldn't keep his fly zipped, out trots Chelsea? I can still see 'em walking across the White House lawn holding hands. How stupid did they think the American public was? Well, actually pretty damn stupid as it turns out.

Has anyone ever bothered to read the First Amendment?

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

I'm sorry, I've read this over and over and I do not see anything in there about 'separation of church and state'. What I do see is that here will be no state religion (i.e. a theocracy like Iran) but no bans on any religion, unless it violates the laws of the United States. For example, the Mormans cannot practice bigamy, and, a woman in Florida has to take off her freaking veil to have her picture taken if she wants a driver's license. Look Fatima, we need to be able to identify you, and we cannot if you are wearing a veil. If you don't like it, go to Saudi Arabia and sit in the freaking back seat and have your master husband drive your worthless ass around.

I wasn't pissed off when I started this blog, but my blood is starting to boil. I'm trying to keep my language clean, because, as I saw on bloghop today, 'Cursing is the crutch of the inarticulate motherfucker.' Man, this just like HBO, where you can say anything you want, and doesn't that just piss off all these folks who are disparaging the blogosphere? But ... but ... you have no editors. You bet your ass we don't. We can write about anything we want. This is the real First Amendment. They still can't get over the fact that they were trying to keep Monica under wraps and Drudge broke the story. It's a new world buttheads!

This is what the founding fathers intended when they wrote the First Amendment. Anyone with a printing press could write anything he wanted. That's part of what started the Revolutionary War. Common Sense was a pamphlet. A lot of what was written back then was controversial just like the, ahem, internet. Look, when over 90% of the Washington press corps votes for Clinton, saying that there is no liberal bias in the mainstream press flies in the face of reality. So, some of us bloggers write 2500 words when 400 will suffice? Hey, dickhead, if our writing sucks, no one will read us! It's not like we're getting paid to do this. I'm just a libertarian loud mouth exercising my First Amendment rights. Ya don't like it? Don't read me. And, hey, have you met my friend Flip? He's a bird.

Sorry, I got side tracked there. Back to the Pledge. I was in grade school when 'under God' was added. I remember reading about it in the Weekly Reader. I also remember, every Thanksgiving, a kindly old lady named Miss Replogel (I know I spelled her name wrong and my sister will correct me), who was the music teacher at Webster Groves High School would go around to all the grade schools and we would have an assembly and sing Thanksgiving songs. A lot of these songs mentioned (gasp!) God as they were hymns. I don't remember anyone bitching about it. At Christmas we'd have Christmas programs at school. No one complained. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Trying to deny that is trying to deny the history of this country.

I was raised a Catholic. My father made a deal with my mother that my sister and I could be raised Catholic as long as we didn't go to Catholic schools. Back then the public schools were pretty good and the Webster Groves public school system was probably the best school system in the St. Louis area. There were three Catholic grade schools in Webster Groves, so Catholics in the public schools were in the minority. At events like Thanksgiving and Christmas when we said the Lord's Prayer (Prayer in school? No! No! That can't be true.) and they added on the Protestant stuff 'For thine is the Kingdom....', I didn't jump up and say 'Hey, you guys! I'm a Catholic and adding that stuff really pisses me off. I'm gonna sue your Protestant asses!' If it bothers you, you need to have your tolerance meter recalibrated. You hear that, Michael?

Prayer in school? There's always been prayer in school. I remember making promises to God. 'Please, if you don't have the teacher call on me, I'll study tonight and go to church on Sunday.' If that's not prayer, I don't know what is.

Anyway back to the Pledge. Instead, let's talk about the flag. Here in Atlanta, an employee at AT&T Broadband was told to remove an American flag from his cubicle because it might offend someone. I'm sorry, here comes the language. If the American flag offends someone in this country, he can pack up and get his fucking ass out of this country on the next fucking plane. You need a ride to the airport? Gimme a call. I'll take off work to take your sorry ass to Hartsfield International. The person who was told to remove the flag called one of the local radio stations who took AT&T broadband to task for it. The person was then fired for taking the issue public. Also, we had the black firefighters who refused to ride on the firetruck with the American flag because to them it represented oppression. Here we go with the 400 years of oppression bullshit. Listen up buttheads. You have it better off in this country with its history of slavery and oppression than blacks in any other country in the world. You don't believe that? I'm sure we could take up a collection to send your sorry asses off to Africa, or, how about Cuba, the worker's paradise? Why do we even listen to this shit. The American flag offends you? Leave the country with Alec, Martina, Barbra, Robert, Tom and all the other buttheads who think their opinions mean anything.

OK. Back to the Pledge. One funny thing to have occured from all this was watching that elder statesman, Senator Robert Byrd lead the Senate in the Pledge of Allegiance. "I Pledge Allegiance to the Rebublic for which it stands ... mumble, mumble" He didn't even remember the Pledge of Allegiance! I guess he must be upset over the death of his dog Billy. "I got an ol' dog named Billy. And I love mah dog Billy."

As an atheist, I cannot stand proselytizing. But I do not object to prayers at public events. Just don't try to convert me to your religion. At the same time, I look at what Michael Newdow did as a form of proselytizing. If 'under God' offends you, don't say it. Don't make an asshole of yourself and ruin your daughter's childhood.

I go to weddings and funerals. I have Jewish neighbors. Their menorahs do not offend me during Channukah. Christmas trees doen't offend me. Nativirty scenes do not offend me. I respect all religions. Well, maybe I have a little trouble with a certain religion of peace. Michael, you booger eatin' moh-ron, it's called tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others. Many people came to this country for religious freedom. This country was built on tolerance. If the mention of God offends you Michael, maybe you should look for a different country.

Let's see, Alec Baldwin, Robert Altman, Barbra Streisand, Martina Navratilova, Michael Newdow, the four firemen in Florida, the management of AT&T Broadband, and all the assholes who are offfended by the American flag (not to mention Maxine Waters trip to Zimbabwe for her 40 acres and a mule). Jesus (whoops! saying Jesus offends poor Michael), we better charter a fleet of 747's!

Here's a bag of peanuts. Here's a coke. Shaaddup and watch the movie.

Have a nice flight!

Tuesday, July 16

12 Step Program

Guess what? There is a Vast Left Wing Conspiracy (VLWC). I've found their site. It's from the same people who gave us the 'I Believe Cynthia' drivel that I wrote about June 29. Sorry, links before July 1 do not work because I changed my archiving frequency to monthly, and don't know how to change the prior weekly archives to monthly. But, back to the VLWC. They have a 12 Step Program for wimpy Democrat politicians, put together by Reba Shimansky. So without further ado, let's check it out.

1. Do not be intimidated by Bush's high approval ratings-they are a mile wide and an inch deep. In spite of brainwashing by the media, there is no great affection of Americans for the White House bum-George W. Bush.

Media brainwashing? What media is she talking about? Maybe CNN (the Clinton News Network). Or how about NPR (National Proletariat Radio)? I know, it must be that Bush shill Peter Jennings. Or it could be that noted Republican supporter Dan Rather. And I know perky Katie Couric is one of George W. Bush's greatest fans. Wait a minute. It just came to me. Must be Molly Ivins. I think Reba's just upset that Bubba's ratings never got as high as Dubya's or stayed as high as long. Maybe the American public like Bush because he is an honorable man, unlike Bubba who is white trash. Do you remember him bragging about his pickup truck with astroturf in the bed?

2. Never refer to Bush as our wartime President. We are engaged in a campaign or fight against terrorism-this is not comparable to World War II. Also Americans do not like to change leaders during wartime and the use of this term will guarantee Bush a second term. Furthermore, wartime Presidents do not have the time to campaign and raise money for their party the way Bush constantly does.

She's right. This is not comparable to World War II. In World War II, we knew who our enemies were and where to find them. Also we didn't have to worry about attacks on the continental United States until 9/11. We know we are dealing with fanatical people and, if they can get their hands on one, they will smuggle in a nuclear device and embark on their anticipated tryst with the 72 virgins and take a lot of innocent Americans with them. But Reba, this is a war. It's just a different kind of war. And, listening to a Democrat gripe about the President's fundraising is a hoot! Pot: 'Hey Kettle, you're black.' Kettle: 'I'm rubber and you're glue. Everything bounces off of me and sticks to you.' Now children, let's not fight. Reba's just mad because Bush is raising more money than Clinton did and he doesn't have to rent out the White House to do it.

3. Challenge the media when they refer to Bush as a compassionate conservative. Bush likes to project an image of being a different of Republican but his 17-month record shows that he is a foot soldier of the radical right. For example he says he is in favor of a Medicare drug program but only wants to invest a token amount of money to fund it. He should be held accountable for his record of radical right extremism.

Huh? This is the best she can do? We have a President who signed the biggest farm bill in history. And since when did the radical right champion steel tariffs? The radical right would not even have had a Medicare prescription drug program. Listen up you liberal twit, I'm waiting for Bush to govern from even the moderate right. If it weren't for the tax cuts and the foreign policy, I'd think he was a Democrat. Sorry, bitch, but that dog won't hunt. (bitch - dog, get it? I'm just explaining this in case Instapunditwatch or Reba happen to read this. I'm still getting referrals from her. Thanks for the traffic.)

4. Put Bush on notice that Antonin Scalia would be an unacceptable choice to replace William Rehnquist as Chief Justice and if Scalia is selected it will be filibustered to death. Democrats must remind Bush that Democrats have never gotten over his stealing of the presidency and we regard Scalia as his co-conspirator.

And Democrats never will get over his 'stealing' of the Presidency. 'Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends'.... (thanks Andrea). No fair! No fair! Only Democrats are allowed to steal elections. And dammit! We sent our pro at election stealing, Richard Daley, down to Florida. If he couldn't steal it, then Bush must have won. We could go over this many times, but according to the US Constitution, Bush won. After the election, all the recounts that the Dems wanted showed Bush won.

5. Hold Bush responsible for the sluggish economy. He was given the booming Clinton economy, which he has destroyed thru his mismanagement and tax cuts for the rich. We now have deficits instead of the Clinton surpluses as far as the eye can see.

The 'booming Clinton economy' had tanked before the election. Oh, and we gotta get 'tax cuts for the rich' in there. Why does everytime I hear that I think 'Four legs good, two legs bad'?. OK, if 'tax cuts for the rich' are so bad, why don't y'all campaign on raising taxes? 'If I win this election, I promise to raise taxes.' Mondale did it and he was a rousing success. C'mon Reba put your heart in it. 'Soak the rich!' No, Democrats always promise to lower taxes. Remember Bill Clinton promising a middle class tax cut in 1992 and then in the summer of 1993 going on TV and saying that he'd tried everything else and had to raise taxes and this was the hardest thing he had ever done? Actually, the hardest thing he's ever done is sleeping with Hillary or maybe the one or two times he's ever told the truth.

6. Never praise Bush for his handling of his so-called war on terror. We still have not captured Bin Laden and the war in Afghanistan is still going on. His leadership has been a failure.

So Bosnia, where Bubba sent troops, is a failure because the troops are still there? And she's right, we have not captured bin Laden, but we haven't heard much from him either, have we? If he's alive, he's probably living a life of ease in some luxurious cave in Afganistan. Bush has been a hell of a lot more effective than Bubba who blew up an aspirin factory in the Sudan and a tent and some goats in Afganistan. At least he did sumpin' rather than promising justice, biting his lip and getting a blowjob from Monica.

7. Demand the release of the Aug 6th CIA memo, which warned Bush that Al-Qaeda would be hijacking planes on US soil. Bush could be (sic) have taken some pre-emptive measures instead he did nothing and 3000 Americans were killed. Bush, not the CIA or FBI is to blame for 09/11.

Reba, you ignorant slut. Please. I'm begging you. Please. Tell me what pre-emptive measures could anyone have taken to stop 9/11. Some Muslim men are gonna hijack some planes. Better keep a sharp lookout and single out men of Middle Eastern descent at airline check in counters. 'Excuse me, I'm Reba Shimansky from the Democratic party. We cannot allow you to do that. That would be ethnic profiling and that is bad.' No. Throwing common sense out the window for the sake of political fucking correctness is to blame for 9/11 and if we have any more 9/11's we can also blame it on political fucking correctness because, even after 9/11, and knowing that the most likely hijackers are gonna be men of Middle Eastern descent, we still cannot single out men of Middle Eastern descent for additional security checks because we might hurt their feelings! Let's search little old ladies in wheelchairs, Al Gore and Ray Charles. Jesus H. Christ! What is wrong with this picture?

8. Cheney's failure to release the notes of his Energy task force meetings must be made a campaign issue.

Whereas Hillary's failure to release the notes of her health care meetings was OK.

9. The electorate should be reminded of the influence that Enron had in the Bush administration in terms of formulating energy policy and hiring of personnel.

Huh? How does she know that if we're still waiting for Cheney to release his notes? 'Truth? We don't need no stinkin' truth! We make shit up.'

10. Democrats should give Bush the same respect and deference that Republicans showed to President Clinton, who unlike Bush was a legitimately elected President.

'Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...' Bush stole the election ... blah blah blah. 'tax cuts for the rich ... blah blah blah ... save Social Security ...blah blah blah ... starving women and children ... blah blah blah ... (insert your favorite Democrat mantra here) Listen Reba, respect is something that has to be earned. Billy boy is white trash. He was accorded the respect due to any President. Unfortunately, he started trashing the office from day one. History will show him to be the most corrupt President, with the most corrupt administration that this nation had ever seen. Maybe if Trent Lott had had a spine, and the Senate and the American people could have seen all the evidence against that fat, lying hillbilly (I apologize to any hillbilly who's offended) he might have been thrown out of office. And if he had been, Al Gore would be President now and you wouldn't have had to go through the trouble of writing these 12 steps. Of course, then I wouldn't have had a blog for today.

11. Domestic issues such as shoring up Social Security and Medicare should be made campaign issues and not placed back on the backburner because of Bush's scare tactics.

The mean evil nasty Republicans want to eliminate Social Security and Medicare and kill off all the old people. Don't forget to bring up the poor and the homeless. And don't forget to say. 'It's for the children'. Calling John Lewis. It's time for you to get up on the floor of the House and say, 'They're coming for the poor. They're coming for the elderly. They're coming for the children.' Actually John, we have to wait a little while longer. We're a few months behind schedule on the concentration camp construction program.

12. Do not approve any of Bush's conservative judges. There are enough rightwingwacko judges on the federal bench.

We certainly don't want any judges on the bench who actually believe in the Constitution. And don't forget, there can never be enough leftwingwacko judges on the federal bench.

So now you know Reba's 12 step program for wimpy Democrat politicians. It's the usual drivel that we have come to expect from the Democrats. Reba, after reading this bullshit, I've come to the conclusion that what you need is a good ol' healthy bitch slap.

Reba Shimansky! Come on down!


Monday, July 15

Bitch Slapping

I got a real nice e-mail over the weekend. I do read all my e-mail. I also get ideas for what to blog about from e-mail. To those of you who want to take credit for anything you have written to me, let me know and if I quote you, I will gladly give credit where credit is due. Anyway, the e-mail went like this:

You do the Internet a great service with your open-handed bitch slaps of vitriol and rancor. I'm so pleased that you've come along and offered such a splendid read to us all.

All I can say is 'Thank you. The pleasure is all mine.' And now that just reminds me of all the people in this world, in no particular order, who definitely need to be bitch slapped.

  • Cynthia McKinney. Everytime she opens her mouth, we get all sorts of racist, bigoted bullshit. Oh, I forgot, according to Joseph Lowery, of the Southern Christian Leadership Council, blacks can't be racist because that implies superiority and blacks can't be superor to other races. Huh? Well yeah, that is one definition, but another definition is hatred of other races, and we know Cynthia hates Jews and white people. So ... Whap!
  • Eleanor Clift. I finally had to quit watching the McLaughlin Group because I just could no longer take the shrieking of Eleanor Clift. Just like I used to yell at the TV during Monday Night Football when How-wierd Co-sell wouldn't shut up, that's the way I feel about Eleanor. Have you ever noticed in a discussion between a conservative and a liberal, the liberal always interrupts and talks over the conservative? But they get pissed when a conservative interrupts them. Once the McLaughlin Group had Laura Ingraham on and she did not take any crap from Eleanor. She verbally bitch slapped Eleanor. Ah, to have witnessed that. It was a thing of beauty. I just wish John McLaughlin would get out of his chair and ... Whap!
  • Yasser Arafat. Why is this bastard still alive? He's got more lives than a cat. And what's with the freaking table cloth on his head? Does he ever take it off? I see other Palestinians around him and none of them wear table cloths on their heads. What's he hiding under there? Do you think he sleeps in it? And, Jesus, if he can't grow a better beard than that, shave the freakin' thing off. I really like the fact that he wrote a long letter to Colin Powell saying, I'm reforming the Palestinian Authority. I'm still the leader. I'm trying to stop the violence. Give me another chance. Please? Pretty please with sugar and cinnamon on it? I'll be good. I promise. Sorry Yasser. You are the weakest link. G'bye and ... Whap!
  • Maxine Waters. Look Maxine, the CIA had nuttin' ta do with crack in Watts. That's a figment of your imagination. Likewise they had nuttin' ta do with AIDS. And cut out the reparations crap! Lots of good men died during the Civil war to end slavery. Blacks have a better standard of living in this country than they do in any other country in the world. You want forty acres and a mule? Go to Zimbabwe. In the meantime shut up or ... Whap!
  • Li'l Dickie Gephardt. I used to live in St. Louis, Believe it or not, when Dickie first started out in politics, he was a conservative Democrat. I realize that's an oxymoron, but he was pro life (lots of Catholics in his district back then) and voted more centrist. But, once he got aspirations to go national he moved to the left. Let's face it, an anti-abortion Democrat is not gonna go anywhere in the party. The thing that grates on my nerves is when Dickie starts talking about winners and losers in 'life's lottery'. Listen craphead, probably 90% of the 'losers in life's lottery' are there because of their own stupid decisions. My sister and I were lower middle class with a father who was an alcoholic. We worked hard and got an education. We had part time jobs as children. When we became adults we worked hard and made responsible decisions. We are both what you would call 'rich'. We did it ourselves. Barring catastrophic illness, or other catastrophies like breaking one's back and becoming a paraplegic (wait a minute, that may not qualify. That happened to me and I overcame it to become one of the evil hated rich), or having a severe accident, there's really not much excuse for not succeeding in this country. The big trick is education and hard work. But, you, craphead, along with the teachers' unions have so screwed up the gummint schools that people (due to social promotion - what dickhead came up with that idea?) are graduating functionally illiterate. Here in Georgia we use the lottery (a way to get the stupid and the poor to pay taxes. I love it! Walk into the Quick Trip, and damned if there isn't a Bubba or Earline gettin' a sixpack of beer, a carton of Marlboros and five lottery tickets. Tax the stupid!) to fund sumpin' called Hope Scholarships. The students need to graduate with a B average, Here in the Georgia schools they can graduate with an A average and still not be able to read and write. So, Dickie, for all you do, this ...Whap! is for you.
  • Major Owens. A black Congressman from New York. He got up on the House floor and rattled on about how twenty million (then the next day, wait that's wrong it was two million) blacks were thrown overboard when being transported to America. 'Sharks still patrol the waters to this day looking for the dark meat of slaves.' Major, you're a booger eatin moh-ron and deserve a ...Whap!
  • Little Tommie Daschle. Tommie wants to be President. And .. and ... I'm the Senate Majority Leader. I want my way, and if I don't get it, I'll ... I'll .. I'll hold my breath until I get my way. And if that doesn't work, I'll lay on the floor and kick and scream. This dodo wants to be President? Let's see if we can pull a Dukakis on him. Find a tank, put him in it, and put a helmut on him. Behold, Rocket J. Squirrel. Tommie, just shut up an ...Whap!
  • Trent Lott. Trent, like Lisa Lupner's father, was born without a spine. Trent, if you ever get to be the Senate Majority Leader again, act like it. C'mere. I got sumpin for ya ... Whap!
  • Magaret Carlson. She's not as irritating as Eleanor Clift, but just as dumb. Have you ever seen her when she scrunches up her face? She looks just like a chipmunk. I don't know where Simon and Theodore are, but I think we've found Alvin. Magaret, here ya go ... Whap!
  • Hillary Clinton. I think we may have found Simon. With those puffy cheeks she looks like a chipmunk also. Hey, did ya here that KFC has a Hillary Clinton special? Two small breasts, two large thighs and one left wing. Wait a minute. Put Margaret, Hillary and Tammy Fay Baker together and we do have Simon, Theodore and Alvin. But back to Hillary. You're a piece of work. A real woman would have taken her child and walked away from that bastard you're married to. Most of my woman friends would have made that bastard resign rather than putting the country through the ordeal and embarrassing his wife and child. But being a victim worked. You're a Senator. I didn't realize there were that many stupid people in New York. Anyway, waddle on over here so I can ...Whap! you.
  • This booger eatin' moh-ron. Jesus, if you're gonna call someone too dumb, at least spell too properly. This is almost as funny as when Hosea Williams led a protest march in Forsyth, Georgia and a bunch of dumb rednecks were protesting the protest and one of them was holding a sign that said 'Niger go home!' Oviously a product of the Georgia school system. Anyway, BEM, drop the sign so I can give ya a big ol' ... Whap!

There are lots more people I'd love to bitch slap, but my hand is gettin' tired. Probably another time.

Feel free to take over.

Saturday, July 13

Saturday With the AJC

C'mon people. What do I have to do to get some hate mail around here? Geez, I've picked on affirmative action, diversity, ethnic and racial profiling, and the poor, just to name a few. The closest I've come was Instapunditwatch calling a fisking of Molly Ivins a 'hatchet job' and 'crap'. (I'd link to it, but Blogger's links are broken again.) I loved that, because I got over 100 referrels from her web page. I'm still getting 'em. There really is no such thing as bad publicity. So let's see if I can piss off someone else today.

Religion of Peace - Today in the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation we have some more whining from the members of the Religion of Peace.

Recent federal raids of local jewelry stores coupled with reports that terrorism suspects are under nationwide surveillance has renewed anger and fear in Atlanta's Muslim community.

Raise the hue and cry! This is blatant ethnic profiling!

People are very frightened," said Hasan Kamal, a Muslim from India who attended Friday prayers at the Al-Farooq Masjid in Midtown. "They are really scared, even though many of them are American citizens. They think their civil rights will be denied."

Yep. Here come the thugs! We're gonna arrest you, confiscate all your possessions, and throw you out of the country. Ooops! Wrong country. That's what Muslim countries do to Jews.

Some Atlanta area Muslims said Friday they support the Justice Department's efforts to snag suspected terrorists. Nevertheless, they are scared of being profiled. And they don't want federal operations to become a witch-hunt.

Then how about acting like Americans and if you know of any al Qaida members turn 'em in?

We want to make sure anyone being questioned or detained that their due process rights are respected," said Rashid Naim, a Georgia State University professor and spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "We are in favor of rigorous law enforcement, but law enforcement based primarily on profiling is a matter of great concern."

Listen up Rashid. The people we are looking for live in the Muslim community. Where do you expect us to look? Hey, let's raid a few synagogues. Bet there's a whole big bunch of al Qaida members there.

Hassan Hodan, a spokeswoman at the council's national office took it a step farther. "It has been: 'Guilty before proven innocent,' " she said.

No Hassan. That's the way it worked where you came from. You're in America now. And I got two words for you: Bull and Shit Oh? It's one word? OK Bullshit!

HIV positive Muppet - Now here's an interesting item.

The first HIV-positive Muppet will soon join the cast of "Sesame Street" in South Africa to educate children about the deadly virus that infects more than 10 percent of the country.

How about educating me? How the freaking hell can a freaking Muppet catch AIDS? I don't even want to think about Kermit gettin' it on with Miss Piggy.

The female character, whose color, name and personality traits are still on the drawing board, will be introduced on "Takalani Sesame" in September.

All right, who gave it to her? Who's been porkin' the babe? Is she gonna be a slut? Maybe a druggie. Howsa 'bout a Muppet on crack? Miss HIV Crackhead.

We want to build hope and address the issues of stereotypes against HIV," Kgame said. "It's about instilling positive attitudes toward people HIV infected."

Yeah. If you have AIDS in South Africa, we're pretty positive you're gonna die. Egypt ain't the only country in Africa that has da Nile.

With more than 4.7 million people living with HIV, South Africa has the world's largest population infected with the virus. Despite this, there is a crushing stigma surrounding the virus in the country.

Not just a crushing stigma, but a full scale government policy of denial! But, I don't think an HIV infected Muppet is gonna do the trick. Hey, Desmond Tutu, instead of lecturing Israel, why don't you get your ass back to South Africa? Charity starts at home bucko. And Jimmy Carter is back from Venezuela (dammit). Maybe you can get him to go to South Africa with you. I'm sure his moral presence would be a big help. Maybe he could do some good for a change. And while he's there, he could build a few houses. That's sumpin' he actually can do.

Letters - Every Saturday in the AJC there are no editorials or op-ed pieces. The Opinion section is made up of a colum by Mike King, the Reader's Advocate of the AJC. He usually justifies some stupid thing the paper has done. There is also a section called Good Neighbors. This is where people write letters thanking folks for some random act of kindness. At least once a month there is a letter like the one from Mary Ann Siegal (third one down).

I had a flat tire on Camp Creek Parkway. I was very grateful that Carl Eberhart was there to help. He guided me as I maneuvered my car into a self-serve gas station, changed my tire and inflated the spare tire to the correct air pressure. I watched him very carefully, so I would know how to change the tire if it ever becomes flat again!

That's just great Mary Ann. Why didn't you know how to do it yourself? Before my sister or I could even get a driver's license, my father taught us how to change a tire. And then he made sure we could do it by making us do it in front of him. I'm a freaking cripple and I can change a tire. If you can't do sumpin' simple like changing a tire you shouldn't even be allowed to drive!

Leaving the good neighbor letters we now get into the serious stuff. Marjorie Davis (next letter down) of Roswell checks in.

I have long feared to speak out about our nation's leadership because I have felt that many people would consider my concerns unpatriotic.

That never stopped Cynthia McKinney so I guess you can say stupid things too. Ya see, we have this thing called the 1st Amendment that pretty much allows you to say just about anything you want no matter how stupid. So, carry on.

But after the huge showing of patriotic fervor on Independence Day, I realize there are many ways to show patriotism. One is to speak out on things that can be changed.

Yeah, like getting Cynthia McKinney out of office. Oh, I'm sorry. You were saying...

This administration asks for coalitions, but turns down other ways of doing the nation's business. It has abrogated the ABM treaty,

And that is bad because?

negated treaty conferences on small arms

An anti-gun nut. Why am I not surprised?

and refused to consider the Kyoto Protocol, a convention that 118 nations favor.

Marjorie, let me 'splain it to you. We live in a republic (not a democracy), and the people do not want Kyoto. The Senate (remember them? They're part of the gummint) voted 100 to 0 against the Kyoto treaty. And if we did sign on, we would have a massive ennergy shortage and you would be screaming for the gummint to do sumpin' you liberal twit!

I found it fascinating that our president said he accepted that global warming is real and is at least in part caused by human beings, but because it had been going on for so long, we would just have to learn to live with it.

I find it fascinating too Marjorie, since the EPA said that, and then the President didn't agree with it and said we needed more studies.

Does that mean we should just accept the drought that is so largely the source of the forest fires in Colorado?

No, the source of two of the fires were gummint employees who started them. It was in all the papers and on the TV news. You must have missed it. Must have been out playing ALTA tennis or watching Oprah.

Welcome the floods of the area of south central Texas?

I'm a little confused. How does a drought cause a flood?

Put up with the melting glaciers that profoundly affect the water supply of much of the Northwest?

It's called climate. It may or not be man made.

There are ways to manage the problem.

Please enlighten us. We're waiting with bated breath.

First, we must begin to lessen our dependence on oil.

Sounds good. How about some nuclear power plants. Wanna bet she's against 'em? We need wind, solar, blah, blah, blah..Save the whales.

Second, we must refuse to listen to corporations that want to make larger profits by keeping the gas mileage low,

It's them evil oil companies. Did you hear that they've kept inventions that would increase gas mileage off the market? Marjorie does live in Roswell, after all, even if it is Roswell, Georgia.

or Congress, which will not force the issue.

Whose fault is that? We elected the bastards. Maybe the rest of the people in the country don't want to drive Yugos.

Don't forget that the emissions from our automobiles are a root cause of global warming. And finally, electric cars or gas-electric hybrids could relieve much of traffic-caused pollution.

What do ya wanna bet that Marjorie drives an SUV?

And, finally, Lucy Worthen, from Atlanta tells us about the most earth shaking problem that confronts America today. Seventh letter down.

Let's lighten up a little and focus on one of our minor, but irritating, problems. If I were vying for the Miss America crown, my platform would be to work on changing America's table settings.

What about world peace, hunger, AIDS and poverty? Some Miss America you would be.

Yes, you read correctly.

I wasn't really sure if I did read you correctly. I was really worried that the last hit on the bong put me over the edge.

Why do we persist in placing forks and salad plates to our left instead of to our right?

'Cause Martha Stewart says so?

I know, I know. It's the way our European friends have always dined since modern manners and flatware came into use. But they have a reason for it. They hold a fork in their left hand and a knife in their right the entire meal. Americans don't.

Have you ever watched a lefthanded person eat? He (or she) holds the fork in his (or her) left hand. If we moved the flatware, it might offend a minority. Lefthanders of the world unite! Lucy wants to discriminate against you!

We should, therefore, opt for convenience and logic. Frankly, I'm tired of dining "correctly" and watching my sleeve trail in food on my right arm's way to the salad.

Lucy, you should be more careful. Your manners must be pretty bad if dining "correctly" entails dragging your sleeve through your food. Have you thought about maybe wearing short-sleeved blouses when you dine? I sure ain't gonna invite you to my house for dinner.


Seriously? Seriously? This had to be a joke right? I know it was.

There are more hilarious letters. For example, Cress Joiner, of Talladega, Alabama, goes on about how Congress is helping the evil, hated rich. This excerpt is a howler:

George W. Bush is by far the most political president this country has ever known.

Hey Rip Van Dickhead! Did you sleep through the eight years of the Clinton Presidency? Now there was the most political president this country has ever known. He is by far the best politician of my generation and I don't mean that as a compliment.

I call "Little" George the television president. If he can find any reason to be on television, we will see him on television.

And I call Clinton the asshole president and we saw too much of him on the television wagging his finger and biting his freakin' lip. Go back to sleep Cress!

The letter right below Lucy's said we should 'Give Mississipi more respect.'

I don't make this shit up. I wish I could.

Pass me the bong.

Friday, July 12

One Man's Spike is Another Man's Blip

The Atlanta Urinal and Constipation has been long overdue for some bleeding heart liberal crap. They took care of that today. The lead editorial is titled, Soften blow of tax hikes for low-income families. Translated that means get out your wallets.

For affluent homeowners, a sudden jump in property taxes is a budgetary blip.

Hold it right there Baba Looey! Anytime my taxes go up it is not a freaking 'budgetary blip'! It is a recurring expense. If you think it's a freaking blip, howsa 'bout you payin' it for me?

But for seniors on fixed incomes or younger, working-class

Working class is liberal speak for poor. I work, but, to them, I'm not working class.

households who are barely scraping by,

And often times that is because they made bad choices, like dropping out of school or having children they couldn't afford.

an unexpected spike in property taxes can be an overwhelming burden.

Huh? For them it's a spike and for me it's a blip? We're only on the first paragraph and already my blood pressure's goin' up. That blip is gonna produce a spike in my prescription drug bill.

All too often, that's what happens in gentrifying communities where well-heeled newcomers begin buying or renovating older homes, thereby driving up tax assessments for their less affluent neighbors. Some up-and-coming intown Atlanta neighborhoods where tax collections were flat a few years ago have recently seen double-digit increases in property assessments. In parts of DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett counties, high demand for a limited supply of affordable "starter" homes has sharply driven up prices -- and taxes.

C'mon. I'm crying real tears over here. Someone has done absolutely nothing and their house, which is probably a piece of shit, is now doubled in value. In capitalist societies this is know as capital appreciation. If this happens to an affluent person it is called a windfall. Only a socialist or a liberal could make this out to be a bad thing.

"There are teachers, mailmen, cops, nurses and secretaries

Good solid citizens.

who work in nice areas of Atlanta," says Nathaniel Smith of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, a nonprofit agency that works to increase the region's affordable housing stock. "But we have property taxes that make it impossible for them to live in those same neighborhoods."

Hey bucko! Here's a solution: sell the house, pocket the windfall profit, find a house in a cheaper neighborhood, and invest the difference. Then, they wouldn't have to worry about that spike thing. Or better yet, cut the size of government and cut everyone's taxes. Two good solutions.

Around the country in places where gentrification also has taken root, local governments have developed strategies to keep high tax bills from prompting a forced exodus of lower-income residents. One of the more promising initiatives is "circuit breakers," so-called because they kick in automatically to eliminate the shock of rapidly rising property assessments.

But you can bet your ass that I don't get a freaking 'circuit breaker'. They just blip me some more.

Thirty-five states already have circuit breakers that offer assistance to low-income seniors as well as working-class households who are surviving just above the poverty line.

If they're just above the poverty line, how did they buy the house in the first place? Maybe they should be living in a trailer. Ya don't have to pay much property tax when ya live in a trailer. Tornados can be a problem, though.

Such programs vary, but are particularly effective when linked to household income. For example, a circuit breaker set at 2 percent of annual income means a household earning $30,000 would pay no more than $600 in property taxes ($30,000 x .02 = $600) regardless of the property's assessment.

Now, I would love to get a deal like that. Unfortunately, I and the rest of us folks who, as Dickie Gephardt says, have won life's lottery, just get blipped to make up the shortfall.

In Washington, where gentrification has been remaking the capital city, local lawmakers have imposed a hard cap on property tax increases. Homeowners in the District pay only 25 percent of the difference between their old and new property tax assessments, which acts as a circuit breaker of sorts.

So the people who move in, and are rebuilding the city get blipped big time.

But not all property tax relief programs are well-crafted.

I'm shocked!

In 1983, Muscogee County adopted a "freeze" on property tax valuations as a hedge against inflation that applied to all homeowners until they either sold their residence or died. Last month, state Superior Court Judge George M. Peagler found the county's program violated the equal protection clause of the state constitution because it bestowed a tax benefit on older, wealthier homeowners often at the expense of newcomers, many of whom had lower incomes.

In the above example, the older residents are wealthy while the new owners aren't. That's unconstitutional. But

"Those who are hurt by the scheme are those persons who do not currently own homes, but who hope to," Peagler said in his ruling last month. "Included in this group are young people, people in transition, the working poor, and perhaps, racial minorities."

This is OK 'cause in gentrified neighborhoods, the only people who get hurt are the affluent and they only get blipped. I guess that is constitutional.

For property tax exemptions to make a difference in gentrifying areas, they should include strict "means tests" that are tied to household income. And, as Peagler's ruling points out, such programs must also be carefully crafted to avoid harming the same at-risk groups they are ostensibly intended to help.

And blipping the people they are meant to screw.

Or screwing the people they are meant to blip.

Not really much difference either way.

Thursday, July 11

Stylin' and Profilin'

Before I begin my rant, I'd like to thank Eva for buying off the add space at the top of my blog. What a sweetie!

My friend, Cindy flew to Orlando a few weeks ago and she was picked out by our rocket scientist security screeners for a random search. Cindy has red hair and green eyes. I guess she could be an Irish terrorist, but I don't think the IRA has started hijacking airplanes yet. As she was being searched, two Muslim women in full regalia (and in full regalia, how can you tell if they are women?) were waved through.

A few weeks back Al (Next time I'm not gonna listen to pollsters. I'm just gonna let 'er rip!) Gore was checked not once, but twice. I realize he might still be a little upset over that 2000 election thing, but I don't think he would be upset enough to hijack an airplane. "OK. If we don't have another recount in Florida, I'm gonna crash this plane into the Supreme Court building."

This might be an urban legend, but I heard that Ray Charles got searched. Ray Charles? Yeah, the blind guy. Plays the piano. Sings. Had a few hits. "I'm flyin' this plane to Georgia. Point me in the right direction."

To quote Taggert (Slim Pickens) in Blazing Saddles "What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin' on here?" Have we lost our minds? Ray Charles and Al (Lettin' 'er rip) Gore are not gonna hijack planes. Abdullah and Yasser are. And I don't give a shit if we hurt their feelings or not.

Danny Glover cannot catch a cab in New York and cries racism. The cabbies don't want to pick up black people. Well, Danny. the reason they don't want to pick up black people is because there is a greater chance of them getting robbed (and killed) by a black person than by a white person. Even the Pakistani cab drivers understand that. I'm sorry, but that ain't racism, that's the cabbie using his brain.

So let's look a little closer at profiling. What profiling is is using statistics and extrapolating probabilities from those statistics. Here's an easy question: Since most of the airline hijackings during the the last thirty years have been done by men of Middle Eastern descent who is most likely to hijack a plane?

  1. A petite, fair skinned redhead with green eyes.
  2. Al (really lettin' 'er rip)Gore
  3. Ray Charles. Georgia on my Mind.
  4. Hillary Clinton.
  5. A male of Middle Eastern descent.

Now if you answered Hillary Clinton, you misunderstood the question. I didn't mean the most dangerous person on the plane, I meant the person most likely to hijack the plane. If you were one of our professional screeners (and remember, little Tommy Daschle said "to professionalize, we must federalize" - did he get that rhyme from Jesse Jackson?) the last person you would pick would be the Middle Eastern guy since that would be profiling and, of course, we sure wouldn't want to offend him, especially since this might be his last day on earth. Let's not hurt his feelings and damage his self esteem. The trauma may affect his performance with the 72 virgins. "Dammit Fatima, if it hadn't been for that rude screener I wouldn't be having this problem."

And now onto racial profiling, or why can't Danny Glover get a cab in New York City? I hate to bring up a terrible truth, but blacks, by percentage of population have a much higher crime rate than whites, or Hispanics, or Asians or Samoans, or Martians (all right, I made that last one up). And here's the kicker. They ain't committin' crimes against white, racist, bigots like me. The highest black crime rate is black on black crime. So Jesse, Maxine, Al, Cynthia, and all you other poverty pimps, howsa 'bout we just pull the cops from the inner city and let y'all kill each other? Is that what you want?

Now liberals are always talking about 'root cause', so let's talk about 'root cause'. A good little liberal will say that the 'root cause' of crime is poverty. Whoa Nellie! Stop the presses! I actually agree with a liberal about sumpin'! The 'root cause' of crime in the black (and Hispanic and white) communities is poverty. So we agree.

Where the liberal (and good intentioned blacks like John Lewis. Bless his heart, he got hit by too many nightsticks during the civil rights era. I still remember him on the floor of the House "They're coming for the poor. They're coming for the children. They're coming for the old folks." Yep. There they are: The jack booted brown shirt Republican thugs. I remember it just like it was yesterday. Heil Newt!) folks and I disagree is how to solve poverty. The liberal (and socialist) solution is to give them money. Well, we've given them $5 trillion and it hasn't done a damn bit of good. Now, a good little liberal (or socialist) would tell you that we haven't given 'em enough money. Remember, the only reason that socialism has never worked is because the right people (Hillary Clinton) haven't been in charge and we haven't spent enough money on it.

Whenever we declare war on a concept it is a complete failure. Remember Prohibition? That was a war on alcohol. We really won that one didn't we. Hello Al Capone. And how's the war on drugs goin'? The war on poverty? We can win it. Just give us more money. I worry about the war on terrorism, but I've covered that before and will cover it again.

I was reading a book review in The New Republic (Gasp! GOC reads The New Republic?) a few years ago and it was a study on the disintegration of the black family. During the 50's and early 60's black families were making tangible gains. Somewhere around the mid 60's the black family began to disintegrate. There were more single mothers. The author just didn't have a clue as to what caused this. Hey Sherlock! Listen up! It was the Great Fucking Society! Guess what? I have babies. I get a place. Nothing fancy, but, it's mine. I get food stamps. I get a check. And, here's the neat part. I don't have to work. In all fairness, this is not just black. It is also white, Hispanic, and others. And. yes. I know there are more whites than blacks on welfare, but as a percentage of the population, the poverty rate is much higher among blacks. Likewise the illegitimacy rate. It is now approaching 80%. That is a crime! And the NAACP is more concerned with a freaking flag on the capitol grounds in South Carolina. Hey guys! We got people in trouble over here. Enough with the Confederate flag bullshit!

All right. We've agreed that the 'root cause' of crime is poverty. We've also determined (at least those of us with brains) that the war on poverty has been an abysmal failure. So what's the solution? OK. Here's GOC's solution to poverty.

  1. Get an education. That means staying in school. It also means learning to read and write English. That does not mean "I be riting English gud". It means, "I know how to read and write English well." Ebonics is not English. Likewise, Spanish is not English. Bilingual education is the most patronizing piece of crap that you can lay on students. People speaking Spanish, at least here in Georgia, do landscaping and construction. In fact, in the local colleges there is a course called Landscape Spanish. That's so the bosses know how to tell the workers what to do. Total immersion works. Likewise making black students speak proper English works. Unfortunately it will require a (Warning! Warning! Buzzword Alert!) paradigm shift. Doing well in school is not 'acting white', it is acting smart. At least finish high school. With the education standards today, if you can't finish high school, ya gotta be real freakin' dumb. After high school, go to college. If you can't afford college or can't get a scholarship, go to tech school. If you can't afford that, join the military. I flunked out of college. I joined the Navy and learned electronics. When I got out of the Navy, I went back to college on the GI Bill.
  2. Get a job. Yes, while you're going to school. My father was an alcoholic and lost jobs. My mother had to work. I mowed lawns, shoveled snow (which prepared me for shoveling shit), cleaned gutters, raked leaves and worked in the school cafeteria. My sister babysat. When she went to college (she's smarter than I am and she got a scholarship) she worked other jobs. I took over her babysitting jobs. If we had enough fast food places back in them thar ancient times, I would have flipped burgers. Flipping burgers is not below anyone. It is called entry level. It teaches you how to get to work on time, put up with bullshit from managers, and put up with bullshit from customers. These are all skills you will need in the real world.
  3. If you're a girl, don't get pregnant. I don't care how much the asshole says he loves you, when he knocks you up, he's outta there and you're stuck with the bundle of joy. If you're a guy, don't knock her up. I know how hormones rage when you're teenagers. "Please don't make me walk up to the board. I've just been lookin' at Betty Sue and fantasizing and, well, ya know...". Any of the guys reading this know what I'm talking about. Jesus! They have sex education. They give out condoms. I know y'all are gonna do it. But, be careful. A child when you are 16 is a one way ticket to poverty.

If you have an education; if you can speak, read, and write proper English; if you have developed good work habits; if you have not had children you cannot afford; there is absolutely no reason other than an accident or catastrophic illness that you cannot succeed in this country. This works for Jamal, Shamika, Jose, Carmen, Bubba, and Ellie Mae. Jesus, Bill Clinton, who's about as white trash as you can get, became President fer crissakes!

The most valuable resource of any society is its people. One of the reasons Arab nations are pissant countries is that they are wasting 50% of their resources. Their women are broodmares and nothing else. If the Arabs, for example, the Saudis, didn't have oil they would be wandering the desert chasing camels and goats. If Germany had used the human resources of their Jewish citizens instead of killing them we would probably be speaking German today.

It pisses me off that we have liberals and black 'leaders' who are selling out a group of people for their own gain.

It pisses me off that we have failing schools in the inner city and the liberals' solution is throwing more money down a worthless rathole.

And it pisses me off that we are squandering valuable human resources.

And it pisses me off that the solution to poverty is so freaking obvious. Even I can see it!

What more can I say?