Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mid-Week Post

The central focus of the week.

Tomorrow, Paul Ryan and Joe Biden will face off in the only vice-presidential debate. Joe Biden is an experienced politician yet gaffe-prone while the savvy Paul Ryan will earn his stripes in his first national debate. Paul Ryan has proven to be an intelligent man with facts at his command.

Liberal Democrats consider black voters to be "useful idiots". He said it; I didn't:

“Useful idiots” are people who work as propagandists for causes whose goals they do not understand, and who are used cynically by the leaders of the cause.

Black Americans are largely non-monolithic, with the exception of political party affiliation.  Since 1968, black voters have aligned with the Democratic candidate for U.S. President by an average 88.5% to 11.5% over all other parties. According to, the highest percentage was for Barack Obama in 2008 (95%), while the low was 76% for Michael Dukakis.

Many black Americans don’t know U.S. History. The first black U.S. Congressmen were Republican. There was not a black Democrat until more than sixty years later. Those early black congressmen (in Reconstruction times) were part of a Republican majority that passed comprehensive legislation that outlawed any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or gender.

That sweeping legislation was repealed less than 20 years later by the Democratic majority, which ushered in the era of Jim Crow (with “separate but equal” segregation as the law of the land) and the Ku Klux Klan. Yes, anti-discrimination legislation was first introduced into law by the Republican party, and later repealed by the Democrats....

New Orleans residents in the Lower 9th Ward were the last to be allowed to return to their neighborhoods (mid-October 2005) after Hurricane Katrina. Amidst horrendous bureaucratic red tape and with an inept Democratic-majority city council, mayor and governor, that blighted region’s rebuilding plan was reevaluated in light of preserving wetlands.
Presidential candidate Barack Obama used the same language when he visited the Lower 9th Ward. He also pledged to never forget the people of New Orleans and the Lower 9th Ward. How well has he kept his promise to that region? Less than 25% (correction) of the former residents have returned to rebuild, and there is still no major food store or shopping center anywhere in the Lower 9th Ward. 

While the black citizens of New Orleans still struggle, the Obama Administration has no problem helping its real friends. It approved over $500 million in guaranteed loans to a “green energy” company (Solyndra) that went bankrupt. There are reports that the government has spent $1.4 billion to maintain the Obamas at home and on the road, dwarfing the $58 million annual budget for the Royal Family in Great Britain.

At least we need not accuse him of nepotism; Barack Obama has a half-brother in Kenya who lives in poverty.  Yet he has (apparently) not seen fit to help him financially.  Ironically, Dinesh D’Souza, producer of the film “2016: Obama’s America,” reports that George Obama, the youngest of eight children sired by Barack Obama Sr., asked him to send $1,000 to cover medical bills for his young son who was sick with a chest condition. D’Souza confirmed that the boy was ill and wired Obama the money. D’Souza met and interviewed George Obama in Kenya during research for his film. D’Souza said in the column that President Obama wants nothing to do with his younger brother. He wrote:

“Obama’s refusal to help George is especially surprising because George doesn’t just live in American-style poverty but rather in Third-World poverty … He lives in a shanty in the Huruma slum in Nairobi. He gets by on a few dollars a month. Obama also has an aunt named Hawa Auma, his father’s sister, who ekes out a living selling coal on the streets of a small village in Kenya.  She says she would like to have her teeth fixed, but she cannot afford it. Obama hasn’t offered to help her either.”

Barack Obama has thrown stones at the previous administration, but he lives in a glass house. An expanded explanation of the hypocrisy and misrepresentation of what actually happened in New Orleans’ Lower 9
th Ward after Hurricane Katrina (contrary to the rhetoric spewed by Obama and liberal Democrats) can be found here.

Black voters stick with Democrats even when Democratic social policies (abortion, traditional marriage, etc.) and economic policies (over-taxation and overregulation of businesses, shrinking opportunity for entrepreneurship, rising energy and food prices because of government policies, etc.) are disastrous to black families, aspirations and jobs. The damage that Democratic policies have done to black Americans is staggering, yet black Americans keep coming back for more. Their ability to compete in the marketplace eroded by decades of Democratic policies, black communities now depend on political rather than economic processes to keep afloat.


Related: voter fraud? Will wonders never cease?

Not Nostradamus but just as prescient.

The next time there is a tsunami, give them nothing:

An Indonesian school has expelled a 14-year-old girl, claiming she "tarnished" the institution's image after she was raped by a trafficking syndicate, a child rights activist said on Tuesday.

Arist Merdeka Sirait, chairman of the National Commission for Child Protection, said a private school just outside Jakarta expelled the teenager during a ceremony attended by pupils on Monday.

A teacher told the girl she had "tarnished the school's image", said Sirait. "The school has worsened her trauma by humiliating her in front of hundreds of schoolmates," he said.

I'll believe it when I see it:

Citing a rarely used national-security protocol, Ottawa has sent a signal to Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei Technologies that it would block the firm from bidding to build the Canadian government’s latest telecommunications and e-mail network.

Shenzen-based Huawei is riding a storm of suspicion. On Monday, a powerful U.S. congressional committee called the company a threat to U.S. security and recommended that its products be excluded from government computer systems. Canada’s national surveillance and cryptology agency, the Communications Security Establishment, has warned the military of potential security risks in installing Huawei’s equipment.

If we can just prevent them from taking control over a lion's share of our resources.

There was a time when people would be hanged for treason:

A Canadian naval officer pleaded guilty to espionage Wednesday, five years after a Crown lawyer said he walked into the Russian embassy, offered up military secrets for money and began a relationship that resulted in the sharing of a “vast amount” of sensitive information.

Sub-Lt. Jeffrey Paul Delisle rose before a provincial court judge in Halifax, showing no emotion and clasping his hands together, and acknowledged that he understood the consequences of his plea to the unprecedented charges.

And how did this catastrophe happen?

Big Hollywood's touching tribute to James Doohan.

(With plenty of thanks)

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