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  • just a conservative girl 1:34 PM on 05/01/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , clippers, congressional black caucus, contract law, franchise, los angeles, , , race baiting, ,   

    Can We Discuss All the Other People Who Were Wrong in the Sterling Scandal? 

    I will say at the offset that I don’t have a problem with what the NBA owners did.  Not because I think private speech should be punished or that racist speech is worse than other type of “hate” speech, but because I believe in the rule of law.  Part of that rule of law is contract law.  The NBA franchise agreement gives the owners the right to fine and suspend others with a simple majority vote.  When you sign that, you agree to the terms and conditions.  Mr. Sterling doesn’t have a legal leg to stand on to stop the suspension or the fine.

    But there is a great number of people who are being left out of this conversation.  We can start with former commissioner David Stern.  It isn’t like Mr. Sterling’s comments should come as any surprise.  He was fined one of the largest fines in the history of the country for discriminating against minorities in housing.  His racists views were well-known long before that phone call became public.  David Stern did nothing about it.  Neither did any of the other owners, well at least as far as we know.  There may have been talk behind closed doors, but publicly no one did anything.

    We then can move onto the Los Angeles Chapter of the NAACP.  To me they come out looking far worse in this than Sterling ever will.  It shouldn’t be overly surprising that a 80-year-old white man has racist tendencies.  It was a perfectly acceptable way to be and to think when he was growing up.  Yes, he should have “evolved” by now, but he is far from the only one from that generation that has not.  What I can’t possibly fathom is the fact that organization  was about to give him a “Lifetime Achievement” award knowing full well he has history of discriminating against minorities.  Apparently to the NAACP it matters none if you actually are racist if you write some big ol checks along the way.  Did the NAACP not know about his housing discrimination issues?  Or did they just want the money more?   Sterling is just a racist.  The NAACP Los Angeles chapter are a bunch of money-grubbing opportunists that will allow the people they are said to be protecting to be violated against as long as they get theirs.  They will close their eyes to the very serious offense of housing discrimination as long as they are getting paid to.  Which just further proves that the organization has long since outlived their usefulness and should disband.  How can they possibly be taken seriously after this?  Not that I took them seriously about this beforehand, but I hope that some people will open their eyes.  Especially when you consider they are still saying today, they are “willing to work with him” as long as he finances some things.  Another words, write them another check.

    Now we can move onto the Congressional Black Caucus.  They seriously want the government to get involved with the NBA and how they set up their franchising?  Really?  They pounced on this to keep themselves in the news and to prove to the few people in the country who think that they actually accomplish anything are doing something.   C’mon the very last thing any professional sports franchise needs is the government getting involved.  They are actually profitable.  That will turn around quickly if the feds get their grubby mitts involved.

    We then have dear ol’ Rev. Al who couldn’t wait to get his five minutes in front of the camera.  He is now calling for more diversity in the game of basketball.  I suppose close to three-quarters of the players being black isn’t good enough.  The NBA has more minority coaches and front office personnel than any other major sports in the country.  They have done the job of letting the free market decide who does and who does not have ownership as well as management positions all their own.  They don’t need any interference from others.

    I now that many people are upset that Sterling is being punished for a private conversation.  I agree that shouldn’t happen.  The problem is that we just can’t ignore the conversation now that it is out there.  That conversation shined a light on his other transgressions that were wildly well-known within basketball circles that no one bothered to do anything about.  Yes there is a great deal of faux outrage involved.  But the NBA is far better off without this man in their ranks.  They real shame of the whole thing is that they waited so long to do it.

    But I have to say the most ironic part of the entire story is this:

    Sterling was investigated, tried and convicted for housing violations by none other than that “racist” George W. Bush administration.  His AG office tried and fined him.  The NAACP of Los Angeles was going to give him a lifetime achievement award. You really can’t make this stuff up folks.

     

     
    • A.Men 10:14 AM on 05/02/2014 Permalink | Reply

      Convict liberals for their racist remarks. One standard for ALL.

  • just a conservative girl 11:01 PM on 02/23/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Coming Soon – The New Racist 

    LOL

    hilary for president

     
  • just a conservative girl 9:19 PM on 01/29/2014 Permalink | Reply
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    This is What Passed As News Today From MSNBC 

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  • just a conservative girl 10:41 AM on 12/16/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: chanel, , fashion, native american, race baiting   

    Tribute or Insensitive? Chanel Steps in it With Indian Headress 

    More politically correct nonsense, now from the fashion world.  Chanel did a show for its pre-fall collection in Texas.  The theme of the collection is south-western with a Native American feel to it.  They had the audacity to use headdresses as part of the finale of the show.

    Heaven forbid do something that shows of the beauty of the Native American culture.  Then you are, at best, insensitive and probably racist too.

    When you look at the clothes that they were showing you can clearly see a Native American flair to them.  Personally, while I wouldn’t wear the pieces with the fringes on them, just not my style, they are quite beautiful and obviously well crafted pieces.  But of course with the hypersensitive culture we live in, the demands for apologies abound.

    Chanel has issued a statement:

    “Native Americans are an integral part of Texas’ rich history and culture and the feather headdress, a symbol of strength and bravery, is one of the most visually stunning examples of creativity and craftsmanship. We deeply apologize if it has been misinterpreted or is seen as offensive as it was really meant to be a tribute to the beauty of craftsmanship.”

    This constant need that some have to turn everything into a conversation about race really needs to stop.  The word has lost its true meaning at this point.  People should be very concerned about that because when real cases of it come up, people will not take them as seriously as they should.

    Take a look at some of the photos and you can see for yourselves that nothing was meant as disrespect to Native American culture.  They were simply doing what fashion houses do at fashion shows, making the outfits over the top.

    Chanel "Metiers d'Art" Show Chanel "Metiers d'Art" Show

     
  • just a conservative girl 2:17 PM on 12/13/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , race baiting, santa claus, , st. nicholas   

    About Megyn Kelly and White Santa 

    I just love all this.  I really do.  Megyn Kelly had a panel discussion on blog post that was written by a black woman and her feelings of inadequacies as a child seeing a white Santa Claus.  Her tongue and cheek suggestion was that we now make Santa into a penguin so that no one else is forced to feel bad about themselves as she did as a child.

    This discussion, per the usual, turned into calls of “RAAAAACIST” and of course White Privilege.  I wonder how many actually watched the segment or just read what has been written about it?

    St. Nicholas was white.  St. Nicholas is what Santa Claus is based upon.  That isn’t up for debate.  It is history.  He was a historical figure.  The point of the segment was that just because something in history is uncomfortable, is that a good enough reason to change it?  Her answer is no, it isn’t.  She is right about that.

    Across human history there are many things that are uncomfortable.  The crusades, slavery, and the holocaust just to name three.  Do we get to change what happened because someone is uncomfortable with the history of it?  I am white of European descent.  I am only one generation away from it in fact.  I am only the third person in my family to be born in this country.  Now, I do I get to whitewash the history of European whites that held blacks in slavery just because I don’t like the fact that they did it?  No, I don’t.  That is our history.  The same way that blacks that come from African decent don’t get to whitewash the fact that many blacks on that continent made money on selling their fellow countrymen into bondage.  That is their history.

    I was reading an article not to long ago on the 9/11 museum that will be opening at The World Trade Center.  Some people didn’t want the hijackers mentioned at all, they wanted it to be about the victims only.  I say heck no.  We don’t get to decide for ourselves what that day was and what it was not.  19 men hijacked planes and killed 3,000 innocent people based solely upon their sick religious views.  That is what happened.  It doesn’t matter that some people may be uncomfortable with that pesky little fact.  Muslims have to deal with it.  Saudis have to deal with the fact that the majority of them came from that country.  It isn’t up for debate, or at least it shouldn’t be.

    She was making no statement on race.  She was talking about why do we, as a culture, want to change historical figures into a narrative that fits a more “modern, feel-good, politically correct” thing?  What right do we have to do that as a society?  It benefits no one to change our history.

    This has played out in bright colors this week with the death of Nelson Mandela.  I can’t think of another recent example that showcases what Ms. Kelly was saying.  Upon his death he was either characterized as a saint or the devil.  The truth is he contained elements of both.  His history does contain acts of violence and innocent people being killed due to those acts of violence.  That cannot be left out of the conversation about his life.  But the other side to that coin is that he left the violence behind him once he was out of imprisonment and tried to lead a country out of a government that was based on oppression, racism, and nothing short of tyranny.  Now I don’t agree with his socialist views of government, but I didn’t live that life in that time.  I am sitting in the cheap seats and it is real easy for me to say what I would and would not have done in his position, living in that country, as a person of color, in that time.  Freedom isn’t free.  We say that all the time in this country when it comes to conversations about our troops and America’s standing in the world.  I can think of no example of when a country that was under a tyrannical regime working towards more freedom for its citizens that didn’t involve bloodshed.  It isn’t pretty, but it is reality.  If there is one thing that makes me crazier than anything else, it is when people don’t want to deal with the realities at hand.  We don’t get to change our history simply because we don’t like it.  Unless of course you want to be intellectually dishonest and lazy.

    There was nothing racist about what Megyn Kelly said.  She wasn’t saying that black children can’t look to Santa Claus the same way white children do.  She wasn’t saying that Santa is only for the whites of the world.  She was saying St. Nicholas is a historical figure and nothing in the world is going to change that fact.  Deal with it.

     
    • danielwalldammit 11:53 AM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Are you sure St. Nicholas was white?

      • just a conservative girl 12:24 PM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Yes. He is a historical figure. He was greek.

        • danielwalldammit 12:29 PM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

          Yes, and Greeks were white? Is he portrayed as white in the iconography of the time?

          • just a conservative girl 5:01 PM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

            What race do you think Greeks are and were? I realize that our government has put boxes for all kinds of things these days, but that doesn’t mean they are true races.

            • danielwalldammit 5:55 PM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

              Lol true races? You are the one who has declared the issue indisputable. Feel free to demonstrate the man’s complexion with indisputable facts.

              • Jenny 6:23 PM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

                St Nicholas is a Catholic saint Daniel, and the legends of Santa Claus didn’t originate in Africa, the Middle East, Asia. As to your straw man arguments, like Aisha Harris’ they aren’t based on fact or evidence but out of a desire to criminalize, marginalize and erase white people/culture. Fact is, the ancient Greeks were white, and had blonde and brown hair. As to ancient Israelites, there were 5 tribes, including Canaanites, who had red hair and fair skin, and the Amorites, who included blondes with blue eyes. Crack open a text on ancient Egyptian history, and view the heiroglyphics. Read how the ancient Celts, a people with fair hair & skin, originated in the Middle East. I wouldn’t base any understanding of anything on the rantings of idiots like Farrakhan or Sharpton

                BTW, there are 3 races of humans, Caucasian, Mongoloid & Negroid.

                • danielwalldammit 2:16 AM on 12/16/2013 Permalink | Reply

                  Speaking of straw man arguments lol, and btw, there are no races of humans. But thank you for making it very clear that you are in fact quite literally a racist.

              • just a conservative girl 8:04 PM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

                Way to twist what I said. Is Hispanic a race? Is Middle Eastern a race? No, they are not. It something that becomes more and more popular as time goes by to divide people. Go tell a Cuban that they are the same as someone from Spain, or Mexico. You will get an earful. Yet today they are lumped together as a “race”, when the reality is that people from the “Hispanic” race come in a large variety of different backgrounds, such as European, Indian, and African. They can look totally different, the only thing similar about them is that speak Spanish.

                • Jenny 8:38 PM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

                  There is no Hispanic race, Hispanics are those whose ancestors came from Spain, and their skin tones range from white to brown. They’re Caucasian. I believe you’re misinformed due to the revisionism from Latin America, promoted for ideological reasons to hide their history. Very few Hispanics from Latin America have any indigenous ancestry, The Spanis committed genocide against the indigenous of those lands over 500 years ago, far too few of the peoples indigenous to what’s called Latin America, were left after that. The Spanish then invented the trans-Atlantic slave trade to import cheap labor, bringing over 9 million African slaves to what is now Mexico, Central and South America and their Caribbean colonies, including Cuba and Puerto Rico. The Hispanics imported 36 times as many African slaves as were brought to the US and worked virtually all of them to death. Those that remain are not Hispanic. The Hispanics tried to spread into what is now the SW US, at times enslaving the Navajo, Apache and Ute peoples, who joined with the US settlers and kicked the Hispanics out of those lands.

                • danielwalldammit 2:18 AM on 12/16/2013 Permalink | Reply

                  No twisting at all. I just post something and you go. Always nice to see what passes for conservatism these days.

          • Jenny 6:08 PM on 12/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

            Naw, Greeks were really black, in fact, all of humanity were really black until the evil white man arrived on the spaceships and stole credit for civilization, that’s what Sharpton says, day-um!

  • just a conservative girl 10:33 AM on 11/15/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , race baiting   

    An Open Letter to Oprah Winfrey 

    Dearest Oprah:

    I heard about your comments to the BBC about how racist we are against President Obama.  Many “hate” President Obama simply because he is black.  Well I don’t “hate” President Obama at all.  While I have seen him in person on a few different occasions, I have never actually met the man.  It is very hard to “hate” someone who you never actually have met.

    What I do despise are his policies and I, for the life of me, don’t get his worldview.  That somehow I am responsible for the saving of the collective soul of America.  That no matter what I do for charity I am still somehow not doing it the right way, because I am saying that it isn’t the responsiblity of the government.  I have always respected your works towards charity.  You should be an inspiration to many around the world because you have taken what you have been so blessed to earn and use it to help those less fortunate.  If it were up to Obama you would paying a much higher tax rate and the government would be taking care of it.  Well, attempting to anyway.  You would have far less to give away those free cars.  Remember those, the ones that people were so upset about when they found out they had to pay “taxes” on?

    Another thing that has left me scratching my head in your statements is you.  You happen to be one of the richest black women in the country.  Did you get any of that money from the white people who are so racist that they “hate” President Obama?  I mean how could you have become so successful and rich beyond your wildest dreams if this is such a racist country?  For that matter how did this racist, horrible country elect a black man that they “hate” not just once, but twice?  It blows the mind, I mean how can that happen?

    I stopped watching your talk show years and years before you decided to move onto other things.  But one of the interviews I did watch was when you interviewed President Bush after his book was released.  One of the things that struck me at the time was your utter lack of knowledge that President Bush couldn’t just order the National Guard in Katrina, well at least not without violating the law.  I guess you have forgotten the hate and the vitriol that surrounded President Bush and the cries of racism about killing the black man in NOLA.  Were the people who did this racist against white men?  Was it liberal “white guilt” that propelled the calls of Fascism and the Hitler mustaches?

    I have thought long and hard about the question if this country was ready for a black president.  I have long ago come to the conclusion that the answer is no.  But I would suggest to you that you are part of the reason why.  Simple dissent of any policy initiative against this president is called racist.  You don’t like Obamacare, raaaaacist.  You didn’t like the spending of almost a trillion dollars of borrowed money in a so-called stimulus package, raaaaacist.  You were against Cash for Clunkers, raaaaacist.  You have a problem with the debt almost doubling in the time that President Obama has been in office, raaaaacist.  I can only assume that President Obama has been perfect, has yet to make any mistakes, and deserves no criticism whatsoever.  Heck, there is even republican/conservative “cord words” now.  Who knew?  I mean if you are a supporter of the 10th amendment, you want Jim Crow and slavery to be reinstated in this country.  Didn’t we just get a lesson on state rights just yesterday with President Obama’s “fix” to the millions of people who are losing their health insurance?  The insurance industry is one of the most heavily regulated in the country.  The states will have to grant exemptions for them in order for the  “If you like your plan, you can keep it. period.” promise.  It isn’t as simple Obama’s magic wand!!!!  Imagine that, Oprah.  He isn’t omnipowerful.  He can’t, just with a stroke of the pen, change laws and regulations.  Those state laws about insurance regulations must be raaaaacist too.

    I will concede that people in this country are still racist.  I will further concede that it has real world effects on some people’s lives.  What I hope that you will also concede is that “many” of the opposition that is there towards your good buddy, President Obama, is the normal political process in this country and it isn’t unique to him.  It is actually a testament to how far we have come.  But people like you and the Sharpton all blacks are a victim crowd, can’t seem to accept that.  It must be racist.  What else could it be?

    I have to wonder Oprah, were you this quick to cry racism when Clarence Thomas was attacked in the hearings for his seat on The Supreme Court?  Did you cry out for Presidential Nominee Herman Cain?  Do you weep for Allen West and the racism he faces when he gets called an Uncle Tom and a race traitor?  I am not sure I have ever seen those statements from you.  Did I miss something?  Maybe I did.  I don’t follow you all that closely anymore.  I can’t imagine why that this Oprah.  Oh, it must be raaaaacism.

     

     

     
    • woodsterman 10:42 AM on 11/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

      You go girl!

    • Edna 10:43 AM on 11/15/2013 Permalink | Reply

      It is unfortunate many voted like Samuel Jackson who said simply:
      “ I don’t know or care about his(Obama) politics, I am voting for him b/c he is black!”
      How soon do all people, especially black people (pro-Obama supporters), forget the words of Martin Luther King:
      “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

      Jamie Foxx Calls Obama … the messiah
      Oprah called Obama … the ONE.

      White Guy Wins Election After Leading Voters to Believe He’s Black
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      Wins Election After Leading Voters to
      Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign. “I’d always said it was a long shot,” Wilson says. “No, I didn’t expect to win.” Still, he figured he’d have fun running, because he was fed up with what he called “all the shenanigans” at the Houston Community College System. As a conservative “white guy” Republican running in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him. Then he came up with an idea, an advertising strategy that his opponent found “disgusting.” If a white guy didn’t have a chance in a mostly African-American district, Wilson would lead voters to think he’s black.

  • just a conservative girl 5:05 PM on 08/26/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bogado, , cyrus, race baiting,   

    Not Only Can’t Miley Cyrus “Twerk”, She’s a Racist Too 

    Like listening to all the talk about Miley hasn’t been painful enough, now this:

    Every time I see @MileyCyrus slap that black woman’s butt, I think about the way that enslaved blacks were whipped for white entertainment.

    Oh, please.  The young woman obviously had a bad performance last night, I don’t know as I didn’t see it.  Nor do I care to.   But to call her racist is simply crossing the line.

    Get a life lady.  Would the performance been better had the butt slap happened to a white woman?  From what I have seen, the answer is no.

     
    • AKA John Galt 5:29 PM on 08/26/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

    • zara 8:15 AM on 08/30/2013 Permalink | Reply

      that’s your opinion i’m not taking he side i do hate her but maybe she didn’t want it to come across as part of slavery.i could think it means only black people have big butts but you would disagree with me keep the hatred to yourself i do agree the performance was bad but its over with don’t start bringing race into it.

  • just a conservative girl 2:11 PM on 08/05/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: brawley, , false accusations, race baiting, ,   

    Tawana Brawley Finally Paying her Comeuppance 

    Tawana Brawley, the woman who falsely accused various men of holding her captive, raping her, then leaving her in a trash bag with racial slurs scrawled across her body has had her wages garnished in what is due to one of the men she accused.  Steven Pagones has been waiting years and years for the payments on the settlement he was given, more than $400,000.  You may recall this is the case that helped make Al Sharpton a household name when he came to her defense after she accused all white men of rape.

    Sharpton staged sit-ins and rallies in order to see “justice” done in this case.  Police could find no evidence to file charges, but of course that didn’t stop the race baiting Sharpton from pushing the issue.  Once it reached a grand jury they found no evidence to back up her claims.  The story goes that she stayed away from home for several days and couldn’t find a reasonable excuse that her parents would believe and came up with this story.  While it does seem to be the case that her mother’s boyfriend was a violent man who reportedly had beat her in the past, it still doesn’t justify ruining the lives of innocent men.

    Brawley showed no signs of rape or of hypothermia immediately after being found in a trash bag.  Brawley had no cuts, no abrasions, or virtually any other injuries at all.  It has even been reported that the hospital noted that her teeth had been recently brushed.  Hardly indicative of a person being held captive in the woods for days.  One neighbor says she saw Brawley crawl into the trash bag on her own accord and last but not least, all the writing found on her was written upside down.

    To tell you the truth this isn’t even good enough.  It is mind numbing to me that she was never prosecuted for bring false charges.  In my opinion every woman who brings false claims of rape should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    What Brawley allowed to happen was even bigger than the men who were falsely accused, it brought a city; and a nation for that matter, to a racial divide that was totally unnecessary as well as potentiality dangerous.

    This is the first time that Brawley has had to pay in any way for what she had done.  It is long since time that paid for her crime and her dishonesty.

     
    • Edna 3:19 PM on 08/05/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Al Sharpton should have been sued as well.
      He, like Obama, select only white-on-black crimes.
      Obama chose the Trayvon case & Professor Gates incident to convey his two worthless cents.
      Not only Obama & Sharpton but too many black leaders have helped divide this country & not unite us as we all should be.

      • just a conservative girl 5:06 AM on 08/06/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Sharpton was sued. He raised money to pay the damages. It was something like 200K he had to pay.

    • Edna 7:01 AM on 08/06/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you, didn’t know.

  • just a conservative girl 1:05 PM on 08/02/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , race baiting, , seattle,   

    Reason 34,289 Not To Live in Seattle 

    I love the pacific northwest, especially Seattle.  It is simply beautiful.  But I could never live there.  The people are  certifiably insane out there.  Shortly after the state announces it will spend millions upon millions of tax payer dollars to make all state paperwork gender neutral comes this,

     An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms “citizen,” or “brown bag.”
    According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used.

    Citizen should be changed to residents and they have not quite come up with a replacement for brown bag, they are thinking sacked lunch may be more appropriate.  Oh my.  Apparently someone has gotten into their head that brown bag is a racial slur.

    And while city leaders publicize “brown bag” lunch meetings as a way to designate a bring-your-own lunch time event, the term has a sorted history.
    “It used to be a way people could judge skin color,” Bronstein said in a phone interview

    Don’t these lawmakers have anything more pressing to deal with than this?  I mean Seattle has one of the highest levels of homelessness in the country and this is what they are choosing to deal with?  Have you ever heard anyone use the term brown bag lunch as a racial slur?  I didn’t think so.

    Is is any wonder that our society and government is in such a mess?

     
    • AKA John Galt 1:08 PM on 08/02/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on U.S. Constitutional Free Press.

    • Ike 2:32 PM on 08/02/2013 Permalink | Reply

      But, aren’t many if not most “homeless people” actually those who are mentally ill and would be, in a more civilized society, institutionalized so that they might be protected from their illness? Could there be a connection there in Seattle??

    • just a conservative girl 5:08 PM on 08/02/2013 Permalink | Reply

      Actually only about 1/3 of homeless are mentally ill.

  • just a conservative girl 6:50 PM on 06/25/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , minority vote, race baiting, , , voting rights act   

    Race Baiters and the Voting Rights Act 

    The Supreme Court released its decision on Shelby County V. Holder.  This case dealt with only one section of the Voting Rights Act; section 4.  This section used data from the 1960′s in order to decide which states/counties/districts have shown acts of discrimination in allowing minorities to vote, ever.

    There is no denying that in sections in the country the ability for minorities to vote was made almost impossible.  In many cases, those areas are in the south.  But the question in front of the court was does the federal government still have the right to micro manage every aspect of how voting procedures are done in all these areas of the country close to 50 years later.  They answered no.  Chief Justice Roberts said that times have changed and the law must change with those times.

    I am not going to sit here and deny that racism exists, it most certainly does.  We have heard recent stories about churches in the deep south refusing to marry inter-racial couples.  But the other side to that coin is that in many of the areas that this section covered have minority voters registered at equitable numbers of their populations.

    Now we have all the racebaiters out in force today saying that minorities will be again denied the right to register and vote.  Where is the proof of that?  Many areas of the south have black representatives at all levels of government.  Is that automatically going to stop simply because one small provision of the act needs to be adjusted?  It is simply ridiculous.  But Jesse Jackson usually is.

    Herein lies the problem.  We are not in 1964 anymore.  Times have changed and the congress was warned years ago that this provisions needed to be updated, not just rubber stamped to continue for an additional 25 years.  This section actually forced the areas it covered to get permission from The Department of Justice if they needed to do something as simple as change a voting location 25 feet away.  How exactly is that going to effect minorities from voting?  If a white person can get 25 feet so can anyone else.

    In one recent instance, one small town wanted to take the party affiliation off the ballot on local elections.  The Department of Justice said that was going to disenfranchise black voters.  All it was going to do was make people actually research who was running instead of seeing a letter after their name and voting based on that.  Since it was a very small town, most people most likely knew them anyway.  But it didn’t stop the federal government from sticking their nose into business that had nothing to do with them.

    Congress should have acted on this years ago.  Why won’t they?  They are afraid of being labeled racist simply because they admit that many areas of the country no longer discriminate when it comes voting.  The democrats don’t get to hold onto they are the champions of minorities and the republicans don’t want to get called names.  So what do they do?  They simply act like nothing has changed in 5 decades.  We all know that it has.

    Many on the left are talking about the voting rights act has been gutted.  No such thing is true.  What we really have seen here is that voting rights act has been successful and it is a law that has done what it was supposed to do (the law was always supposed to be a temporary one until things leveled out) and we should be celebrating that.  There may very well still be areas of the country where problems exist.  Lets figure out where those areas are and write laws that make sense.  If this is still such a problem, it should be no problem being able to prove it.

    But of course that will make the likes of Jesse Jackson less relevant.  We wouldn’t want that would we?

     
  • just a conservative girl 2:57 PM on 06/25/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , race baiting, uncle tom, winkler   

    Quote of the Day – Congressman Ryan Winkler Edition 

    I did not understand “Uncle Tom” as a racist term, and there seems to be some debate about it. I do apologize for it, however.

    The Congressman apologized (sort of) after calling Justice Thomas an Uncle Tom via twitter.

    So what rock has this man been living under and why exactly does anyone think he is intelligent enough to serve in congress?

     
  • just a conservative girl 11:17 PM on 04/11/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: barbie doll, mexico, race baiting   

    Barbies of the World, Passports, and Controversy Oh My 

    Mattel, the manufacturer of the Barbie doll, has released a new doll in their Dolls of the World series.  This one happens to be from Mexico.  The doll happens to come with a passport as part of the accessories that are sold with the doll.  Of course the cries of racism started almost immediately.

    “It is not for me to inform you about the ‘play value’ that a passport provides, so go ahead! Play with your Barbie Mexicana and don’t even think of calling her indocumentada,”

    Sadly, the people who were making these claims I guess couldn’t be bothered to do any research, as all the Dolls of the World do.  There was nothing targeted about the country of Mexico.  Mattel was making no commentary.  But you know, why let pesky little details get in the way of claims of racism?

    Now if you are going to make a complaint about this doll I would go more for the Chihuahua and the really stereotypical mexican wear that most likely hasn’t been worn on a regular basis in that country in decades,  unless they are performing some sort of dance for tourists.  It looks like a costume as opposed to how Mexican woman exist in today’s world.  Had that been the commentary I could see it.  But no, it is about the passport.

    Someone has decided that was meant to be an insult and/or a statement about illegal immigration.  To me the real insult would have been if the doll didn’t come with the passport.  Now that would have been a statement.

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  • just a conservative girl 9:09 PM on 04/10/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ll cool j, , race baiting,   

    Accidental Racist – Much Ado about Nothing 

    I keep hearing about this song and how racist and insensitive it is.  Now I am not a fan of country music, and quite honestly the only thing I know about Brad Paisley is that he is married to actress Kimberly Williams.  I have never heard his music before that I know of.  I am not really a big fan of LL Cool J, but he seems like a nice enough guy from little I have seen of him.

    So here are the words to this song that is causing such a dust-up:

    To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand
    When I put on that t-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I’m a Skynyrd fan
    The red flag on my chest somehow is like the elephant in the corner of the south
    And I just walked him right in the room
    Just a proud rebel son with an ‘ol can of worms
    Lookin’ like I got a lot to learn but from my point of view

    I’m just a white man comin’ to you from the southland
    Tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be
    I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done
    And it ain’t like you and me can re-write history
    Our generation didn’t start this nation
    We’re still pickin’ up the pieces, walkin’ on eggshells, fightin’ over yesterday
    And caught between southern pride and southern blame

    They called it Reconstruction, fixed the buildings, dried some tears
    We’re still siftin’ through the rubble after a hundred-fifty years
    I try to put myself in your shoes and that’s a good place to begin
    But it ain’t like I can walk a mile in someone else’s skin

    ‘Cause I’m a white man livin’ in the southland
    Just like you I’m more than what you see
    I’m proud of where I’m from but not everything we’ve done
    And it ain’t like you and me can re-write history
    Our generation didn’t start this nation
    And we’re still paying for the mistakes
    That a bunch of folks made long before we came
    And caught between southern pride and southern blame

    Dear Mr. White Man, I wish you understood
    What the world is really like when you’re livin’ in the hood
    Just because my pants are saggin’ doesn’t mean I’m up to no good
    You should try to get to know me, I really wish you would
    Now my chains are gold but I’m still misunderstood
    I wasn’t there when Sherman’s March turned the south into firewood
    I want you to get paid but be a slave I never could
    Feel like a new fangled Django, dodgin’ invisible white hoods
    So when I see that white cowboy hat, I’m thinkin’ it’s not all good
    I guess we’re both guilty of judgin’ the cover not the book
    I’d love to buy you a beer, conversate and clear the air
    But I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn’t here

    I’m just a white man
    (If you don’t judge my do-rag)
    Comin’ to you from the southland
    (I won’t judge your red flag)
    Tryin’ to understand what it’s like not to be
    I’m proud of where I’m from
    (If you don’t judge my gold chains)
    But not everything we’ve done
    (I’ll forget the iron chains)
    It ain’t like you and me can re-write history
    (Can’t re-write history baby)

    Oh, Dixieland
    (The relationship between the Mason-Dixon needs some fixin’)
    I hope you understand what this is all about
    (Quite frankly I’m a black Yankee but I’ve been thinkin’ about this lately)
    I’m a son of the new south
    (The past is the past, you feel me)
    And I just want to make things right
    (Let bygones be bygones)
    Where all that’s left is southern pride
    (RIP Robert E. Lee but I’ve gotta thank Abraham Lincoln for freeing me, know what I mean)
    It’s real, it’s real
    It’s truth

    Now it seems pretty clear to me that all the two were trying to accomplish was to say that we need to not judge people.  There are blacks that feel threatened by the confederate flag, there are whites that feel they are being blamed for something they had no part of.  The only way to move beyond this is to try to understand each point of view.  Not every southern is a racist.  Not every black person is up to no good.

    Seriously, what is so bad about that?

    I know I have asked this question many times, America is far from the only country that had institutionalized slavery in its past, why do have the “stain of slavery” when other countries do not?  In some respects slavery still exists in the world, it just has a different name; Human Trafficking.  It happens all over the Middle East and Asia.  Children are sold and/or kidnapped and forced into prostitution and indentured servitude still exists in many countries.  This is a very serious problem that can even be found in this country if one really cares to look.  Why aren’t we having a discussion on the here and now and not what ended a 150+ years ago?

    Two artists recorded a song that meant to get people to think of their own perceptions.  But as usual it has turned into LL Cool J is turning his back on race.  But I guess since the rumor is that he is a gasp, republican (the horror) that he did that a long time ago anyway.

     

     

     
    • signpainterguy 4:37 PM on 04/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      O/T: Reader / commenter Joyanna Adams` home and one other were the only two in her neighborhood spared significant damage by today`s tornado in MO. She emailed Doug Powers at DougPowers.com, “The Powers That Be” from a local library with the news as her power is out and likely will be for some time (she has been guest blogging for Doug while he makes a job change).

      Prayers would be appreciated, I`m sure.

      • just a conservative girl 10:41 PM on 04/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks so much for letting me know. Thank God that she is ok. I am so sorry to hear that happened to so close to her home. That must be very upseting. I will add her to prayer list at church tomorrow.

    • Star 6:16 PM on 04/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

      “I know I have asked this question many times, America is far from the only country that had institutionalized slavery in its past, why do have the “stain of slavery” when other countries do not?”

      It’s a matter of scale and execution. It’s a matter of creating a whole new industry designed to kidnap people from another continent to become slaves. It’s a matter of religion being used as a tool to explain away the atrocities. It’s a matter of the real credit behind the American economic miracle.

      You see JACG, the slave trade, fueled by the neverending demand from farm owners in America, destroyed the African continent. Until the 14th century, Europe and Africa were on the same technological and economic level. But by the 18th century, Africa was a hollowed out continent. 50 million, at least, of its best and brightest were captured by slave traders. Social and family units were destroyed. Economic production grounded to a halt. People lived in terror of the whites.

      Once the slaves arrived in America (sure, a small percentage went to Europe and elsewhere, but most were sent here), they became less than human. Not serfs, not sweat shop workers, not servants – they became less than human.

      Recommended reading: Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.
      Take care though – you might suddenly develop a crushing guilt, because the level of atrocities and persecution seen is rarely, if ever, seen in the annals of recorded history. Every American I know became a changed person once they spent time looking through our bloody history.

      • just a conservative girl 10:20 PM on 04/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, but I won’t feel any guilt. I am first generation American. I have nothing to feel guilty about. The country of my family origins was one of the first to outlaw slavery. Nor do I believe that anyone alive today should feel guilt. Our history is our history. It cannot be changed. All we can do is live in the here and now. I will leave it to people like you to live in the past and expect something that is done today to change what happened more than a hundred years ago.

        • signpainterguy 10:22 PM on 04/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

          :-)

        • Star 1:03 AM on 04/12/2013 Permalink | Reply

          You asked a question, I gave an answer, and you responded with a “I don’t care”.
          You also attempt to whitewash the sins of our forefathers with a wave of your hands.
          How do you expect to understand the issue then, and the moral obligation that we must bear?

          The wealth of the Western world, the Technological Revolution, and the Age of Enlightenment were all a product of slavery, colonialism, and plunder.
          The wealth that built up the middle class in England, and Europe, came from the same source. These wealth led to the eventual formation of the settlements here.

          The slave trade provided the economic advantage for American settlers, and later on, farmers, manufacturers and traders to grow. The Gilded Age was powered by slavery. Pure and simple.

          And yes, “people like me” do remember this, and we will continue to try and make amends for it.

      • signpainterguy 10:45 PM on 04/11/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Perhaps it is mentioned in the book, but you missed a couple of significant players in the slavery game; muslims, the world leaders in slave takers / makers and traders and many of the slave`s own family members, tribal members or tribal enemies.

        Let`s not forget that many whites were sold as slaves FROM England, for tax debts or just to get rid of “under-saddle burrs” so to speak. Another surprise to me was learning that at the time of emancipation, more blacks owned slaves than did whites.

        As best as we can determine thru genealogy searches, no one on either side of my family ever owned slaves, though my Paternal Grand Mother employed several and in fact, my Dad was raised by a black Nanny. We`ve searched back to the 1500s, so I have no reason to feel any guilt.

        No country in the world has ever provided the opportunities for such a high quality of life as America, the USA, so it`s well past time for descendants of slaves to get over it and make a life for themselves. If it can`t be done here, it can`t be done anywhere !

        • Star 1:10 AM on 04/12/2013 Permalink | Reply

          Slavery is wrong, anywhere, anyplace, anytime.
          But you are missing an important point which I raised earlier.
          The scale and execution..
          Nowhere in the recorded history of humanity has this level of complete slavery been practiced. Nowhere. Not once. Not ever.

          Our forefathers came here with a support system in place, from their community, their friends, and later on, their local govenrment. Over two million of our forefathers were given land for practically free, with loans for seeds and equipments. And they had the biggest reserve of natural resources on the planet. How was this harnessed? Slave labor, who until the late 19th century, was viewed as less than human. Who until 1965, was less than equal.

          • just a conservative girl 8:19 AM on 04/12/2013 Permalink | Reply

            Actually the majority of the people caputured in Africa brought into slavery went to Brazil and The West Indies. The death rates for those put into slavery were much higher in Brazil then here in the U.S. and slavery ended at a later time in that country. A much smaller percentage came to the U.S., roughly 5%. One also cannot forget the history of the slave trade in Africa was carried out by other blacks in many circumstances. There is plenty of ugliness of the history to go around. To say that only the U.S. has a stain of history is not only inaccurate it then dismisses what else happened.

  • just a conservative girl 6:15 PM on 02/14/2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Student of Color Only Tutoring 

    In Aurora, Colorado the local elementary school has set up a tutoring program.  The problem is that the program was initially set up for students of color only.

    I can see that they want to help students of color due to the fact that there are achievement gaps between white and black students.  But you can’t exclude students based only on color.

    Just ask yourself if this said for whites only.

    Now that this is getting national attention a new letter will be sent home saying this was a misunderstanding.  Uh huh.

    students of color tutoring

     
  • just a conservative girl 3:24 PM on 12/13/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: espn, , race baiting, rg3, , washington redskins   

    RGIII “A Cornball Brother” 

    Sad, he doesn’t know much about the man except that he is engaged to be married to a white woman.  Now, many black conservatives I know do marry white women.  But many liberal black men marry outside of their race as well, so that doesn’t really tell you anything.

    But I do have to admit, Cornball Brother I have not heard before, so I give him kudos for that.

    For those who may not be aware, RGIII Robert Griffin, III  is the quarterback for The Washington Redskins who was injured last in last Sunday’s come from behind victory.  The Skins are in the hunt in the playoffs, which when you live in the DC area, it is a big deal.  Even if you don’t like the team, you can’t escape the hype.

    Personally I am sick to death of the racial overtones to virtually every conversation we have in this country, especially when it comes to a person of color and their politics.  But I still feel that this must be exposed for what it is.  This is racism straight up.  If he happens to be a republican, he is bad.  He doesn’t care about the black community.  Which is stupid, plain stupid.  Wanting fiscal responsibility and limited government doesn’t make you a bad black man.

     
  • just a conservative girl 8:56 AM on 10/03/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    The Obama Tape 

    Last night a video of a speech that President Obama gave back in 2007 was released in its entirety.  The tape is divisive, race baiting, and pandering.  One must ask themselves why that fake accent he is putting is not the moral equivalent of black face?  It isn’t like the president grew up in a predominately black neighborhood and was speaking “Ebonics” as a child, then as an adult learned better diction but occasionally falls back into old habits when back in the “neighborhood”.  Why the black community doesn’t see how condescending it is for him to speak that way in front of them is beyond me.  

     The speech was also widely inaccurate in terms of Katrina.  Of the course the media’s conventional wisdom has been that President Bush put his feet up on his desk and thought to himself, hey I am gonna kill me some black people today.  New Orleans is what was put on television.  It certainly wasn’t the whole story. The damage caused by the storm itself was much worse in Mississippi than New Orleans.  New Orleans actually survived the storm quite well until the levees were breached.  But New Orleans is what people saw.  The media didn’t totally ignore what was going on in other parishes in Louisiana, but they almost did.  There was another parish that was just as devastated as NOLA was, and that one is predominately white.  The help didn’t get to them anymore more quickly.  The government failed.  Which to me isn’t a surprise.  I don’t think the government is all that quick or efficient.  Matter of fact the government was by design meant to move slowly.  To me the biggest failures of Katrina in New Orleans was Mayor Nagin not doing enough to get those people out of there before the storm hit.  The Governor also was far too lax in her call for federal help.  

     To this day many people don’t realize that President Bush couldn’t do anything for the first few days.  That pesky little thing called the constitution got in his way.  The state had to request federal troops.   The governor didn’t do that for days.  We don’t want the President of the United States to have the power on his own to put military forces on the ground in this country.  It is an invitation to tyranny.  

     I also think it comes as quite a surprise to people like me who gave money to funds to help the victims of Katrina that I didn’t care.  After all I am white, they were mostly black, so hey so what.  My church went to NOLA for about two years after the storm hit, cleaning up areas and helping people rebuild their lives.  We raised over $100K in those efforts in just the first month.  I am sure over the two years we raised a considerable greater amount.  But now I am being told that I didn’t care.  That is news to me.  Not only did my faith based community give funds, they gave their time and their sweat.  But I guess I am just that average white person he talked about months later.  

     I also found out that my roads don’t need to be fixed.  Really?  I pay taxes too.   One of the things that I was reminded of while listening to that speech is the controversy here in D.C. surrounding the opening of the Walmart in several depressed neighborhoods.  He specifically mentioned that people have to go too far to do their everyday things.  That is very true in the neighborhoods that these stores are scheduled to open in.  But they have been fought tooth and nail.  It is mostly about Walmart not being unionized, but they won’t admit that.  One of the D.C. council members actually said that opening them is a bad idea because people will get arrest records when they can’t resist the urge to shoplift.  Yes, they really said that.  That is how little they really think of the poor.  

     But the president had that covered too:

    “We can’t expect them to have all the skills they need to work. They may need help with basic skills, how to shop, how to show up for work on time, how to wear the right clothes, how to act appropriately in an office. We have to help them get there.”

    I must be an idiot.  It never occurred to me that being poor meant you couldn’t figure out how to get to work on time or even understand why that would be important.  I didn’t realize that they need to be taught how to dress.  Now, I can imagine that a person of limited income may need some help being able to afford nicer business attire, but not that they were unable to comprehend that they needed it.  I didn’t know that being poor means that your intellectual capacity is very limited and the government needs to sweep in and teach you everything that may need to know how to behave in an office setting.  

     Sadly, many in this country agree with him on this.  This is why I can’t be a liberal.  I have more faith in the individual, even the poor ones.  I don’t think they are so stupid they don’t know these things without a government program to teach them.  Now, I would like someone who agrees with these statements to explain to me what makes you think if they lack the intellectual ability to grasp this without a government program why do you think they will ever get it?  Obviously you think they are so stupid that the concept of being on time to work doesn’t occur to them on their own.  

     Even this won’t wake up the inner city/poor black community.  Here he is, telling you that you don’t have the capacity to complete simple and basic thought processes on your own.  You are totally dependent on government to do that for you.  Yes, he has your best interests at heart.  

     But, even more sadly is that, as president, he has done none of those things to help you.  The unemployment rate is almost doubled that of the general population.  But, hey details.  What do I know? After all, I am the racist for thinking this tape says something important about the liberal mindset of minorities and the poor.  Even though I have said repeatedly that being poor is more of a barrier in this country than color is.  Being born white and poor is no easier than being born black/hispanic/asian/ and poor.  I am still the racist.  

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 8:44 AM on 09/06/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Get Your Race Baiting Convention Buttons Here 

     
    • Iainswife 10:04 AM on 09/06/2012 Permalink | Reply

      [sigh]

      • SignPainterGuy 12:10 PM on 09/06/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Heh, you can hear the air leaking from the balloon ! It`s such a deflating feeling just seeing such nonsense !

        Iainswife, I tried again a few days ago to comment at your blog …. wordpress took my login, let me type out the comment, but when I clicked submit, it told me “You don`t own that name”. Of course my comment was gone, so I couldn`t just try my name with and without caps. I assure you, I DO own that name- it works here and some other Blogger based places ! I know you have no control over WP, it`s just disgusting and frustrating. The same at Fuzzi`s. “Hardnox” has the same system, but his allows a “guest” comment. Could you add that ?

    • kerry 6:44 PM on 09/06/2012 Permalink | Reply

      the saying they’re getting it from isn’t true, either…

  • just a conservative girl 2:27 PM on 08/31/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Of Dog Whistles and Other Such Nonsense 

    I have enjoyed the spin on the left about the convention this week.  The outright falsehoods that are going on about the auto plant in Wisconsin has been quite amusing.  The video and newspaper reports that prove that the plant was indeed still making cars when President Obama took the oath of office doesn’t seem to deter them.  I guess Romney’s underwear is truly magic since the videos dated long before he choose Paul Ryan as his running mate.  

    The outright disgusting behavior that was shown towards Mia Love and Condi Rice was very sad,  but even worse, it was expected.  The cries of the female version of Uncle Tom was heard loud and clear.  We get it, you don’t like any person of color being conservative.  They are not allowed to think for themselves.  They must follow your vision, because after all, you are the party of tolerance.  

    The left got their pants all twisted by Ann Romney’s line of ‘I have a real marriage’.  She wasn’t talking about gay marriage.  She was talking about the same thing that every other married couple knows to be true, marriage is work.  The movies and the fairy tales don’t tell you that when you are growing up.  She had five children to raise with a husband who travels.  She has dealt with real tragedy in her life.  The loss of a child, numerous health problems in breast cancer and the knowledge that she will be dealing with MS for the rest of her life.  She has come out the other side of those things with her marriage in tact.  That is not an easy thing to do.  The rates of divorce in our country prove that.  

    Chris Matthews schooled me this week on the words that I am not allowed to use.  Chicago means racist.  Golf means racist.  All that secret code, oh my.  Al Sharpton has decided that the fact that Romney has a proven and clear record of putting minorities and women in positions of power and authority is a negative.  I am not even going to try and figure that out.  In his world up is down and black is white.  The only people who can legitimately put minorities is someone who shares his world view.  If not, I guess they are just pandering.  Some have gone as far to say that proves that they are racists.  Paul Ryan’s college girlfriend who happens to be black is also somehow proof that he really doesn’t like black people.  You figure it out, it just makes my head hurt.  

    But this has to be one of my favorites of the week.  

     But that line about how when America needs to accomplish something great, “you need an American”? Dog whistle to the birthers?

    Now, take a look at what he actually said:

    Tonight that American flag is still there on the moon. And I don’t doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong’s spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American.

    She is just pulling this crap out of thin air.  He didn’t say when America needs to accomplish something, he said when the world does.  He was talking about American Exceptionalism.  Something that Maria Cordona obviously cannot even begin to understand.  The left doesn’t see America in the same vision that I and others on the right do.  They just don’t.  They don’t view our place in the world as something special.  We are just one of many to them.  We should be more like Europe to them.  Why they don’t just pick up and move to Europe is something that I don’t understand.  You like it there so much, pack your bags.  No one is stopping you.  I will help you pack.  

     
  • just a conservative girl 10:52 AM on 08/19/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , jets pizza, , race baiting,   

    Pizza, Safety, & Raaaaacism 

    Jets Pizza in Dearborn, Michigan will no longer be delivering pizza in the city of Detroit after dark.  Recently a 19-year-old employee was shot point-blank in the chest while delivering a pizza.  The normal procedure had been two people would go to make any delivery in Detroit.  One of the delivery people was legally armed.  It was the last delivery of the night and only person remained and was willing to go to make the delivery.  Luckily the young college student was not killed.

    The cries of raaaaacism didn’t take long.  So let me see an employer has to take the extra step of hiring people who have legal carry permits in order to protect the delivery man from being robbed and/or shot at while in the city limits.  The management/owners of this pizza place have at very least a moral obligation to their employees for their safety.  In some states it may even be possible that they have a legal one.

    I am sorry, but his has nothing to do with race, this has to with safety.  A young man was doing his summer job and was shot in the chest and the bullet nicked his lung.  He is a football player and more than likely will miss the season because he was trying to be responsible and do the job for which he was hired to do; deliver pizza.

    Detroit is the armpit of U.S. cities at this point in time.  If I owned a business that had delivery options available it is very possible that I wouldn’t even go into Detroit in broad daylight.  I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if one of my employees was badly injured or worse yet killed just to make a food delivery.  It isn’t worth it.

    I do have sympathy for the people who are left in that city.  Good paying jobs are not easy to come by, the crime rate is very high, gangs have infested the city, and it is just downright dangerous.  The public school system is an abject failure.  We could spend $50K per student and it probably wouldn’t make a dent.

    But this has become the new mantra in the U.S., cry racism at every turn.  As an employer do you really think it makes a difference that the city is mostly black?  Do you think the owner of this restaurant would do something different if the city were mostly white and still just as dangerous?

    A local resident said this:

    Ryan, a resident of southwest Detroit where the shooting happened, said he would “never let his wife outside after dark.” Would he go outside himself after dark? “Yeah, I would, but I’m armed,” Ryan said.

    He added that many delivery companies in Detroit won’t go to addresses they don’t already know.

    This man lives there and is afraid to let his own wife go out onto the streets after dark.  Is he racist too?  Maybe he is one of those safe hating black men?

    Another said this:

    John from Chesterfield called in and said, “This is not racist, this is a high probability risk assessment. I was in the military … If you’re going to go into Detroit after dark the risk assessment is you’re going to be robbed, shot or mugged … There are people in Detroit who don’t want to go out after dark either, it’s crazy, but that’s it.

    One more for good measure:

    Mike, a U.S. Post Office manager, said he had a part-time carrier who moonlighted in that area as a pizza delivery man, and he was also attacked. “The guy jumped out of the bushes and basically attacked him, pulled out a gun … It’s very dangerous over there. I’m black, I’m from the city, but that’s the highest crime area I staffed. I can’t blame the pizza owner for doing that. He has to look at those employees every day.”

    The owner/management of this business is doing the responsible thing.  He is protecting his employees from danger that can easily be controlled by not making deliveries after dark when the chances are high they will be robbed, mugged, or even killed.

    As I said, I have a great deal of sympathy for the people in Detroit who are stuck in this crime ridden area and sadly can’t find a way out.  From what I have heard, the mayor is really trying, but has yet to make a significant difference as of yet.

    If you bought me a house, paid all of bills, gave me a very healthy monthly salary, I still wouldn’t live there.

    This isn’t about racism, this is about common sense.  Sadly, there are elements in that city that put zero value on human life, personal property, or civil liberties.  I realize it is easy to say that the citizens need to band together to stop these elements when I am not the one doing it.  I remember a woman in Baltimore who tried to do just that and she was murdered, and her killer was never found.  She was killed in broad daylight in the middle of the street.  Someone saw who did it, but are too scared to come forward.  I can’t say that I blame them.  But the problem is, until the citizens band together to rid their city of these elements, they won’t be getting any pizza deliveries from Jets.  I have this feeling that many others will be doing the same.  The honest people in this city are being held prisoner by the thugs.

    Where is Jesse Jackson on this issue?

     
    • Don 9:40 PM on 08/21/2012 Permalink | Reply

      But you see, the charge of Racism is leveled as a catch all, just as the charge of Global Warming is. The biggest religion by far, is Leftism or Statism, and once you do something the left disagrees with, they pull out their two favorite weapons – Racism and Global Climate Warming Change (or whatever they are calling it this week).

  • just a conservative girl 6:32 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , race baiting, ,   

    Quote of the Day – Toure Edition Part 2 

     

    “That really bothered me, you notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”

    “I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization, you are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”

    Toure on the following comment by Governor Romney:

    “He demonizes some.  He panders to others.  His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51% of the pieces.  If an American president wins that way, we all lose.  So, Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago, and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.”

    See my decoder ring (because all republicans and conservatives apparently have one) must be on the fritz, because I don’t see any code words that really mean nigger.

    Can another of you please tell me which cereal box the decoder rings are in this month, so I don’t miss any other code words?  Thanks.  It is greatly appreciated.

    Sadly, Toure is part of the problem and he doesn’t even see it.  There was nothing even remotely racist about the Governor’s comment.  As I said yesterday, the word racism has lost all meaning in this country.  We no longer use it properly and it is now used like a club to squash dissent of our president.  This is a very sad time in America.

     

     
    • fuzislippers 6:43 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      See? This is exactly what they do; universities actually train people to “decode” (deconstruct, “read,” and otherwise “detect” “inequality” and “oppression”). Believe me, I know all too well how it works, it’s insidious and mindless.

      Think about the pushback on NBC for running an ad featuring monkeys after a segment on black gymnasts. Now, when I–or most conservatives–see a monkey, we don’t immediately think “black person.” The left does. In unison. The only code they are breaking is their own; they see everything in terms of race. Everything. Saying the president plays basketball is racially-charged to them. It’s insane.

      Fighting this sort of thing can be done very effectively by ridicule. Yep, straight out of their Alinsky playbook, but it works. Laughing at their lunacy is the last response they expect (we spent decades shutting up and sitting down, cowed into the silence they long for), and they don’t know how to respond to it. Another thing that works is simply noting that the race card has expired. They can’t stand that, either. If what they are saying is both laughable and ineffective. . .

    • Rduke305 6:45 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Bravo, Fuzislippers!!! I’d be hard pressed to state the argument better than you have done!!! Bravo!! You’re my new heroine!!

    • SignPainterGuy 10:34 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm, where`s “right-wing extremists”, “hate mongers”, “dog whistle” ? Are they old n busted already ?

      I agree Fuzi, if sunlight doesn`t do a proper disinfecting, laughter is a great medicine ! In this case, a good guffaw !

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