Friday, July 24, 2009

Quote of the Day: July 24, 2009

"Awesome AK night sensing summer already winding down w/fireweed near full bloom;finally sitting down to pen;listening to Big & Rich "Shuttin Detroit Down" & "Rollin": "Aint gonna shut my mouth/I know there's got to be a few hundred million more like me/just trying to keep it free"

- Sarah Palin on Twitter, 7-22-09

Pictures of the Day: Real Heroes

Frederic Douglas

Sojourner Truth

Booker T. Washington

Harriet Tubman

George Washington Carver

Rosa Parks

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Henry Gates Jr. is a Racist

I saw some video of this guy who'd been arrested and it about made my blood boil. He's up there all proud of how he acted, saying that he only got arrested because he was "black in America," and he'd do it again. He thinks he's some kind of Civil Rights hero.

Let me tell you something, you Pinhead: Rosa Parks was a hero. Martin Luther King Jr. was a hero. Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Frederic Douglas were heroes. You sir, are a racist. You are not interested in equality, you are interested in preference. You are hurting the very cause you claim to be for and you are crippling minorities in America.

Your kind of thinking is what's killing our inner cities. The idea that everyone is out to get you, that the white guy will never allow you to succeed anyway, so don't even try. You're not bringing anybody together; you are tearing us apart, and you are doing no favors for the black community. You, Sir, are the enemy, and I do not hesitate to say it. You are not a victim, but you are creating victims by your ignorance.

And let me just say something else: You claim to be for the cause of black Americans. African Americans picking cotton on plantations till their fingers bled 150 years ago would have killed to be in the position you're in right now.

The rights and the priveleges you enjoy today because hundreds of thousands of men, black and white, died on the battlefields of the Civil War were only pipe dreams for them. They would not be wallowing in self-pity. They would be taking full advantage of every opportunity to enjoy freedom.

And if there's one or two idiots out there who hate you because of your skin color, what on earth do you care? They're idiots! Ignore them, work harder than them, and watch them eat your dust.

Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King would not be proud of you, Sir. They would be ashamed of you. Your mindset is what is killing black America.

President Obama is a Racist

What if both guys had been white?

President Obama said in his press conference the other day that an officer who arrested a black Harvard professor "acted stupidly." Obama, pardon me, but you're the one who's acting stupidly.

Here's what happened:

A couple of neighbors noticed two guys breaking into the house next door. They called the cops. A cop showed up, and asked the guy inside the house to please step outside. The guy inside the house immediately started yelling and shouting "Yo Momma" stuff and calling the officer a racist. He refused to cooperate with the officer (I believe that's called obstructing an investigation, or something like that), and so the officer arrested him. Came to find out that the guy actually lived there, he'd just locked his keys in his house.

Now, in the sane world, if a police officer came to my door and asked me to step outside I would probably say, "What's the problem, officer?" And step outside. He would relay the neighbor's concerns, after which I would laugh and explain that I live here, I just locked my keys in the house. I would show him identification, anything he needed to see. I would cooperate fully. Now, if I did all that and he still arrested me, I would have a problem. And if that had happened to this Harvard professor then he would have had a case for racial profiling.

But that's not what happened. For whatever reason the guy lost his temper and acted...oh, what's the word I'm looking for.....?

Stupidly. And he got arrested for it.

Now, in this case the officer was white and the homeowner was black. What if both had been white? Would Obama have drawn the same conclusion that he did in his press conference? I doubt it.

If both men had been white he would have judged them based on their actions, not on the color of their skin. But since one guy was black, he did judge based on the color of their skin, which is why I say that President Obama is a racist.

I don't live in a place where we have racial issues, so I'm not an expert on racial profiling, but I will say this: as a person who doesn't have first-hand knowledge of racial profiling, calling an incident like this "profiling" makes me doubt that there's any real weight to the charges that there's some racism among the police of America.

Now, I'm sure that there is racism in some places, but holding this homeowner up as the poster child victim of racial profiling, cheapens actual racial profiling and takes away from any real problems that may be out there.

It's like saying that killing an abortion doctor will help the pro-life movement. No it won't. It will delegitimize the pro-life movement. In the same way calling incidents like this racial profiling delegitimizes actual racial profiling.

Obama did not do himself nor black Americans any favors with his remarks. He showed that he does not judge incidents based on character or actions, but on the color of the parties involved. He sees everything through a racial lens. If that's not discrimination, I don't know what is.

Now, I'm sure he'll backtrack and fall all over himself trying to gloss over his remarks. But it's too late. The world knows now.

President Obama is a racist.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Picture of the Day: July 21, 2009

Sarah holds daugher Piper during her Governor's inauguration prayer.

Sarah Wields Her Common Sense Sword

Sarah Palin's latest "Tweet":
Rep.Lynn's good HB3 Visa/Drivers Lic law:"If u dont have legal right to walk down AKn street, why should u have right to drive same street?"
I'm not clear on if her quote is her own, or if she's quoting Rep. Lynn. Either way, it's right on.

There is an incredible lack of common sense in the illegal immigration issue. The driver's license thing drives me up the wall.

Another thing that kills me is the whole debate over schooling for children of illegal immigrants. People work themselves into a lather with arguments for and against. One of the main arguments for the schooling is that most of the children were born here, so they're US citizens. The pundits get all into their debate and leave me yelling at the television.

Let me get this straight: We know that these are the children of illegal immigrants. That must mean that we know their parents, and we know that they're illegal. If their kids are going to school, we probably know where they live. If we know they're illegal, and we know where they live, why are we talking about whether or not their kids should go to school? Why are we not putting them on buses and sending them home? Duh.

"But the kids are citizens!"

Yeah, and they're also kids. They are in their parents custody, and their parents are illegal. If they want to come back when they're of age, fine. Until then, they're stuck with Mom and Dad, although some parents leave the kids here with relatives.

(Sidenote: the bleeding hearts in Washington didn't seem to care about Elian Gonzalez' schooling very much, did they?)

It's the same with the driver's license debate. They shouldn't be here in the first place! Why are we talking about whether or not they're able to drive here?

I saw an article in a newspaper of one of our bigger cities. It had a bunch of illegal immigrants standing on the lawn of our capitol building holding signs demanding licenses.

Oh, police, where are you?

Look, a bunch of illegal immigrants, right there in front of you. Hello. Easy pickin's, don't you think?

But did anyone get arrested? No.

Listen, I'm not against immigration. And I think we could probably fix some of our immigration laws to make it easier for good people to come here. We're a nation of immigrants. My ancestors came over from Ireland and Norway at the turn of the century. I have nothing against immigrants, come on over. The more the merrier.

But we have no place for people who have no respect for our laws.

Could some of the laws be changed? Sure. I have a friend who's going through the process of becoming a citizen right now. It can be a headache.

But the politicians who make me bang my head against the wall with their insane approach to dealing with the illegals already here, are the same politicians who will never streamline the immigration process.

Why? Because their endgame is not to find a solution; it is to use the problem. They use it to get votes, push their agendas, and ultimately to undermine our security.

Come on, Sarah. We need you.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Quote of the Day: July 20, 2009

Little Known Palin Facts #1: Sarah Palin begins every day with a moment of silence for the political enemies buried in her yard.