Thursday, June 01, 2006

Haditha, Talk Radio Politics, Hurricanes and Racism

All in one post - I've been overflowing for a while now and finally found time to get all this stuff out - Sorry for the length. I'm hoping you are a faasssst reader and not prone to narcolepsy. Leave a comment if anything strikes you as right or wrong...

First I'd like to mention the Haditha Affair that tops so many news reports. - The MSM and Representative John Murtha -(D-PA)- DO NOT KNOW what happened there and are putting the entire U.S. military force on trial because they hate Bush. - For an example The Nation dot Com has a piece called "Why Haditha Matters" in which they have these opening lines -

- quote - Enough details have emerged from survivors and military personnel to conclude that in the town of Haditha last November, members of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment perpetrated a massacre. The killings may have been in retaliation for the death of a Marine lance corporal, but this was not the work of soldiers gone berserk. The targets (children from 3 to 14, an old man in a wheelchair, taxi passengers), the hours-long duration of killings, the number of Marines involved, the careful mop-up--all amount to willful, targeted brutality designed to send a message to Iraqis. As Representative John Murtha has pointed out, the patently false story floated afterward, blaming the killings on roadside bombs, and Marine payoffs to survivors imply a cover-up that may extend far up the chain of command.
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Please note in the second sentence the word "MAY" which is a great qualifying word that means "WE DON'T KNOW"! - More details have been coming out that the Marines in question "MAY" have been pinned down by gunfire and the terrorists were holding women and children as human shields. I don't know and freely admit it. The MSM doesn't know and acts like they do.

"WE" will have to wait for a bit longer to hear what the full story is "AFTER" the investigation and not before or during.

In the meantime let's not place the entire U.S. military under suspicion and let's not declare that they dine on babies for dessert after they finish their MRE's. In other words let's not be part of any lies like John Kerry spouted during the Viet Nam War. Let's be patient and wait.


Hugh Hewitt, Radio Talk Show Host, Tetrarch of the Ozarks, Minnesota Master of the Horse, Commissioner of Hockey, Sheriff of Latin, Colorado's Warden of the Collegiate Peaks, and California State Sommelier had a segment today (6-1-06) where Hugh and Bob Mulholland, senior Phil Angelides advisor, got to discuss the coming California Governor elections. Phil Angelides, California treasurer and home developer is squaring off against Steve Wesley, state comptroller and E-Bay billionaire. Both are democrats looking to bump Arnold.

Now this shows why I love Hugh Hewitt (and his wonderful producer Generalissimo Duane) Not only do you get Great Radio but whenever you blog on whatever Hugh says Generalismo has it all typed out nice and neat and sometimes with MP3 links so that you get to relive the wonder and delight of existing in a world that is Pure Hugh Hewitt.

- Some of the dialog: - quote -

HH: Now, does Phil support the takeover of the schools in L.A. by Antonio Villaraigosa?

BM: He's...Angelides has only said that local schools ought to work with local government entities, and get that resolved.

HH: That's wishy-washy. Doesn't he have a spine?

BM: Well, first of all, he's the state treasurer. Second of all, he's not governor, yet. So...

HH: I mean, that's like the major issue in California, and the guy who wants to be governor can't say anything about it?

BM: No, he has said things about it.

HH: Well, but Bob, I mean, why would we elect another spineless Democrat? We had Gray Davis. We threw him out.

BM: If there is a movement, and there is by Mayor Antonio, why don't we get all that resolved before a governor or governor candidate says this is the way we should do it. I mean, the best thing about what a governor should do is listen to local concerns, local issues, and get that resolved. Now if the local entities, the mayor of L.A. and the other 26 or whatever it is mayors, as well as the school district, come up with a proposal, Angelides will look at that.

HH: Now since he is in favor of giving driver's license to illegals, that means they're going to be driving and using gas, which means California's gas is even going to go higher.

BM: They're already driving. What are you talking about?

HH: But they're going to be driving a lot more once they don't have to worry about not having a license.

BM: If they're driving already, and a police officer stops them for a tail light out, right now, the police officer says you have I.D? No. It's better to have I.D. so we can put them into the computer and check them out if they're wanted for anything, or just check them out so we can give them a proper ticket.

HH: If the police officer discovers they're illegal in the country, Bob, should they contact the authorities about that?

BM: Well, that's done at the local level, but again...

HH: What's Phil think?

BM: And some local entities have decided. But I go back to the big...

HH: What's Phil think?

BM: I go back to...

HH: Does he have an opinion on that? I mean, he doesn't have many opinions on anything.

BM: Well, yes he does. He wants to raise income tax on the 500,000...

HH: He wants to raise income taxes. Well, that's a surprise. But what...and he wants to keep abortion...

BM: $500,000 more...

HH: He wants to raise income tax. I heard that part. But now, I want to play that over and over again. - end quote -

Get more of this exchange with MP3 at - (Go Generalissimo!!! - Keep on typing!)


Hurricane Season - June 1st - November 30th - If you plan on bagging one be sure to get your license - The environmentalists will not stand poaching hurricanes in or out of season. - For full rules and regulations on Hurricane hunting visit AubreyJ whose posting, - June 1st - Hurricane Season Starts Today - is comprehensive coverage. Bottom line is, IF YOU DIE DURING A HURRICANE DON"T BLAME THE GOVERNMENT!


Seattle Public Schools has a wonderful program to indoctrinate instruct students and teachers on the finer points of racism. Try this link to view the page they took down! - T.L. Stanley of New Rosemead Times fame tipped me off on the way Seattle School District defines the relationships between blacks and whites.

First let's get the dictionary definition of racism - 1:)The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others. AND 2:) Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

Now lets compare that with Seattle Public Schools definition of racism -
The systematic subordination of members of targeted racial groups who have relatively little social power in the United States (Blacks, Latino/as, Native Americans, and Asians), by the members of the agent racial group who have relatively more social power (Whites). The subordination is supported by the actions of individuals, cultural norms and values, and the institutional structures and practices of society.

Individual Racism:
The beliefs, attitudes, and actions of individuals that support or perpetuate racism. Individual racism can occur at both an unconscious and conscious level, and can be both active and passive. Examples include telling a racist joke, using a racial epithet, or believing in the inherent superiority of whites.

Active Racism:
Actions which have as their stated or explicit goal the maintenance of the system of racism and the oppression of those in the targeted racial groups. People who participate in active racism advocate the continued subjugation of members of the targeted groups and protection of "the rights" of members of the agent group. These goals are often supported by a belief in the inferiority of people of color and the superiority of white people, culture, and values.

Passive Racism:
Beliefs, attitudes, and actions that contribute to the maintenance of racism, without openly advocating violence or oppression. The conscious or unconscious maintenance of attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors that support the system of racism, racial prejudice and racial dominance.

Cultural Racism:
Those aspects of society that overtly and covertly attribute value and normality to white people and Whiteness, and devalue, stereotype, and label people of color as "“other", different, less than, or render them invisible. Examples of these norms include defining white skin tones as nude or flesh colored, having a future time orientation, emphasizing individualism as opposed to a more collective ideology, defining one form of English as standard, and identifying only Whites as great writers or composers.

Institutional Racism:
The network of institutional structures, policies, and practices that create advantages and benefits for Whites, and discrimination, oppression, and disadvantages for people from targeted racial groups. The advantages created for Whites are often invisible to them, or are considered "rights" available to everyone as opposed to "privileges" awarded to only some individuals and groups.
~end quotes~

How does this sound to you? Like it is time to vote for vouchers? - Seattle Schools has removed the pages which tells me they either knew the pages were full of nonsense or that they were ignorant of what their webmaster was doing. Whichever or for whatever reason they removed the pages they did not fight to keep them up. That was a smart move. They could tell right away they would lose in round one.
An article on the subject in the opinion pages was linked to by T.L.. -
Are you salting away a little money for your retirement? Trying to plan for your kids' education? If so, Seattle Public Schools seems to think you're a racist.

According to the district's official Web site, "having a future time orientation" (academese for having long-term goals) is among the "aspects of society that overtly and covertly attribute value and normality to white people and Whiteness, and devalue, stereotype and label people of color."
~end quote~
This was culled from a great article by ANDREW J. COULSON and can be found at - Planning ahead is considered racist? -

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Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Let's Steal the Elections Back

The Democrats in this country have nothing to offer their constituents so they seek votes in unsavory ways. - Tom Umberg of the California State Assembly is just one example of the truth to that statement. - Others can be seen in the following link to Gentle Cricket's blog post.

Quotes from Gentle Cricket's Blog:

Last month I wrote about AR2948 (What Constitution?, also at California Conservative), a bill written by Sen. Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) in the California legislature that would undercut the Electoral process set forth in the constitution.
[AB2948] would ratify an interstate compact under which California's 55 Electoral College members would agree to support the winner of the national popular vote for President regardless of the outcome of the election in California" (San Francisco Examiner, 4/26/06)

What Umberg fails to understand (or chooses to ignore) is the very important role the electoral college plays in regards to balancing powers between states. Much the same way that the Federal Congress is composed of two Houses with very different numbers of members, the Electoral College plays a vital role ensuring that the interests and individuality of each state are not compromised. There was a distinct reason why the framers of our constitution did not call for a popular vote to determine the Presidency in the constitution

(Also included in the post is reference to Senators Hillary (Cattle Queen) Clinton (D-NY) and John (Christmas in Cambodia) Kerry (D-MA), the two front-runners for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nomination, proposing legislation that would give felons the right to vote.)

After reading Gentle Cricket's posting I sent the following Open Letter to Governor Schwarzenegger:

- 5-31-06 -
Dear Governor Schwarzenegger,

This is an appeal from one Californian for you to veto AR2948 -

I found this in the Contra Costa Times:

quote - Assemblyman Tom Umberg, a Santa Ana Democrat who chairs the Assembly Election and Redistricting Committee, said the basic premise is understandable even to children.

"When you're in first grade, if the person who got the second-most votes became class leader, the kids would recognize that this is not a fair system," he said. - end quote -

Tom Umberg is disingenuous at best and devious at worst. The process of electing a class leader and the President of the United States are two different systems. - Apples and Oranges.

The current system has been working for generations and should not be tampered with by politicians who did not like the results of the last election.

I do know of two other Californians (One from Rosemead and the other from San Francisco) who are against this scheme that the duplicitous Tom Umberg has proposed - Their opinions can be found here. - -

It seems a shame that one party finds it moral to pull shenanigans like Tom Umberg's in order to win elections. I hope you will not fall into the immoral trap they have laid.

Please veto AB2948 - end letter -

prying1 sez: - This Compact proposed by Umberg is just part of the skulduggery Democrats are turning to. It seems a shame that some Democratic elected officials find it necessary to seek the votes of felonious criminals and Illegal Aliens in order to win elections. It seems a bigger shame that some people still vote for them.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Finding The Hate Speech That Google Censors

Challenge to Lefties and Politically Correct Crowd: Find The Hate Speech...

I just finished reading some news articles that say Google 'News' crawlers have recently banned New Media Journal, and The Jawa Report" from the results they publish. Apparently these sites are no longer a Google News Resource because they are spouting "Hate Speech". Below is a link to a New Media Journal story that includes an email from Google explaining why they have removed them and gives links to 3 stories Google says contain hate speech. All 3 stories are related to the Muslum religion and terrorism.

Click here for the New Media Journal Story.

Frank Salvato, managing editor, contacted Google News when it was observed that the new opinion and news entries published for May 19, 2006 did not appear in any Google News or Google Search Engine query. He contacted Google Help and received this reply:

-----Original Message-----

From: Google Help []
Sent: Friday, May 19, 2006 11:56 AM
Subject: [#58423255] Google News

Hi Frank,

Thanks for writing. We received numerous reports about hate content on your site, and after reviewing these reports, decided to remove your site from Google News. We do not allow articles and sources expressly promoting hate speech viewpoints in Google News (although referencing hate speech for commentary and analysis is acceptable).

For example, a number of the complaints we looked at on your site were found to be hate content:

We hope this helps you understand our position.


The Google Team

Going through the articles all I could find was one reference to "dirty rag-towel wearing 'War Lords'" Unless you want to count lines like the following:
- quotes -
Story 1: I cannot open a paper or turn on the television without seeing mobs of Muslim savages celebrating in front of burning embassies, a school, a restaurant or those stupid tires they seem to think are so impressive to burn . And, don't you just love those scenes of men in black ski masks, racing through the streets, shooting guns in the air or standing behind some terrified captive getting ready to be-head him or her?

Story 2: Brave Muslim warriors would rather dress as women and blow themselves up killing fellow Muslims praying in a mosque than face an American soldier. Of course, that is not described as suicide by Muslims. Instead, it has been given the colorful label of 'martyrdom.' It is never explained by Islamic leaders how praying fellow Muslims in a mosque are a threat to Islam.

Story 3: It is due to Muhammad'’s way of life that Muslims act barbaric and run amuck and burn cars and Embassies each time someone draws a picture of the holy prophet. Behaviorally, the prophet of Allah hallmarks a cult. In other words, we cannot compare Islam to other religions because due to the prophets narcissistic manners, Islam falls in the category of a cult, not a religion. Yes, Islam is a cult founded by an Arab man from Mecca in Arabia, by the name of Mohammed, who lived from 570-632 A.D.. A huge problem is that cults are incredibly difficult to dismantle intellectually. The brainwashing is grandiose.
- end quotes -

Oh, There was this line too:

"Islam is killing people. Islam is killing non-Muslims and Muslims. Islam is killing old and young. Islam is killing Jews and Christians and Hindus. Islam is moving across the world like a dark, evil cloud. When will the free world realize that Islam is as Islam does?"

prying1 sez: I have to wonder (and I'm not the only one) if CAIR and the ACLU were behind the complaints and if Google is just bowing and groveling to their wishes. If so, where will it stop?

I will say that I do not think this is true censorship in the dictionary sense of the word. An editor spiking a story or the government coming in and threatening people to keep a story from being printed would be censorship. - For the government to come in and demand Google (a free enterprise) to list 'such and such a company' in their spider searches would be distasteful to say the least. The only thing I could agree to is that Google News users complain to the Google powers that be. Not enough people will care or even know about it to make a difference.

To quote Kurt Vonnegut Jr., "So it goes."

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Minutemen Are Building a Fence

To Stop Illegal Aliens

With private donations the Minutemen have gathered at a small Palominas, Arizona ranch to put up a fence. No thanks to the U.S. Senators (May they be defeated by the voters) that voted to build fences ONLY with Mexico's approval. The Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is installing fences of barbed wire, razor wire & steel rail barriers along a 10-mile length of private land in southeastern Arizona. Connie Hair, Minuteman spokeswoman said the original design will be changed per the rancher's request.

There will be two parallel 14-foot high, 150-feet-long steel mesh fences. About 10 miles of fortified range fencing, including five-strand barbed wire fortified with vertical steel rail posts, backed by coiled concertina wire and behind that, angled and crisscrossed steel rails embedded in concrete to act as vehicle barriers. The rails also will be designed to keep cattle from reaching the concertina wire.

They will finish in less than three weeks. The cost is estimated at $100,000. They have raised $380,000 for more fences.

Stories - here (Uses term "undocumented immigrants") and here (Uses term "illegal immigrants") -

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