Category: race

Allen West doesn’t like black people

Mysterious cabals. Secret handshakes. People talking in code. And the grand destruction of the lives of 40 million Americans over the last 50 years. Don’t forget this dastardly scheme, it seems, has been carried out by the victims of the plan, allen-westin view of the entire world, with the happy help of tens of millions more. What in the world is Allen West going on about?

He’s talking about an historic project undertaken by black folks and white liberals to waylay the African American community, going all the way back to when LBJ was Master of the Plantation. The hippies and the brothers have been getting together for five decades and inventing new ways to soul shake, high five, and destroy the lives of half the members inside the clubhouse.

Something is happening in this presidential election cycle that has some folks totally up in arms. A white GOP presidential candidate is addressing the issues in the black community.

Trump: “Poverty. Rejection. Horrible education. No housing, no homes, no ownership. Crime at levels that nobody has seen… And I ask you this…to the African Americans…: What the hell do you have to lose?”

Yes. But then West himself has a house, and a home, and ownership, and an education, and very little crime. If we were to ask Donald, would he qualify as a black person? Would Allen still count? Does he even exist? Notably, his un-blackness was delivered to him by way of his Army career, which the Trumpsters of the early 20th century fought dearly to deny him. Is there anything interesting in that? I don’t know, maybe you could ask Harry Truman.

…of course, Donald J. Trump has kicked the hornet’s nest and is consistently castigated with the ultimate denigrating moniker of “racist.” Trump is finding out that there is a super-secret club handshake in the black community. And the only white people who have been provided that code are white liberal progressive socialists.

This is Allen’s sole purpose as a politician, particularly as a Republican. There’s really not much else for him to do – he was kicked out of the Army for being crazy. He was voted out of an uber-Republican congressional district after getting beaten by a Democrat – in Florida. The locals thought he was whacko (“I just talked the truth. I think that a lot of people maybe are not comfortable hearing the truth.”).

So this is all he’s good for – being asked about black people so he can call them the worst things he can think of. All of these losers are Democrats because they just really dig slave life: “21st-century plantation”…”economic dependency plantation”…”people on that plantation”…”away from that plantation”…”overseers over that plantation”. But after his one term in Congress, where he fashioned himself “the modern-day Harriet Tubman”, West’s career has cratered and he needs to try something new. So he’s going undercover for Townhall, as a normal black man.

…I know the super-secret handshake, the code. I just refuse to be a dependent subject, and that is threatening.

So, this:

…we have someone challenging the failed progressive policies of the inner city and his sincerity is questioned? Why has no one EVER questioned the sincerity of the Democrats who have run the inner cities of America for decades? Easy answer, they have the secret sauce and Hillary Clinton even admitted she carries it in her purse.

West has repeatedly called African-Americans plantation slaves because they voted for Barack Obama, and this is…fine? Typical talk? He pooh-poohs the race sincerity of Hillary Clinton because she carries hot sauce around in her purse, and…? Because he knows…what? I don’t know. Honestly, it looks to me as if Allen has an unhealthy proprietary interest in a certain group of people. Frankly West couldn’t appear to be more jealous if he’d owned the term “cynical racism” himself. The fact that he’s so out of step with his co-hort isn’t a surprise – and I doubt it makes him feel any better about himself.

When the left, (or the appointed black gatekeepers) are challenged on their policy shortcomings in the black community, the retort is racism…

Right. Instead of addressing any of the problems within his own community, West only repeatedly resorted to epithets. He was rejected because of it, his career ended. Now here’s Donald Trump calling the exact same people uneducated losers, and Allen couldn’t be more puzzled. Heck I don’t understand, why don’t they love him?

Trump’s popularity with African-American voters polling at zero

The liberal-leaning firm asked African-American voters a set of questions, including whether they preferred Trump to things such as bedbugs, junk mail, carnies, bubonic plague and middle airplane seats.

It has to be a conspiracy.


BREAKING: Scientists find that mud is yuck, squishy

Is Donald Trump a racist? Is it proper for us to say that he is? The candidate hasn’t actually said the word “nigger” yet, as far as I know. So are we being fair to him? Hmm.

Don Advo: Interesting thing in the Donald Trump campaign. He’s hired a guy named Bannon, or Brannon, who is the leader of the Breitbart website. And this has really had the yids flipping their lids in a manner of speaking. Ben Shapiro, one of the neocons, says “Breitbart and the alt right just took over the GOP, and if the Republicans aren’t careful they’ll soon see true conservatism banished from their party.”

Don is co-host of the David Duke radio show.

Don: So, something extonishing has happened. We appear to have taken over the Republican Party.

David: Well, rank and file, but a lot of those boll weevils are still in those cotton balls, and, uh, the Republican Party may be a European-American populated party, but like a ball of cotton, you can have boll weevils in there that are going to rot it out from the inside.

I don’t find it all that extonishing that racist people have ‘taken over’ the GOP [dear me]. Just about anywhere you go in Republican America you can spot one of these:

john wayne statue iowa

A statue of a Hollywood actor. This one is in Iowa.

John Wayne cowboy

This one is in Oklahoma, in a cowboy museum.

john wayne airport staue

This one is in Orange County, California. The wingnuts named their airport after him.

A “man of humility, of honesty, and a hero of the American West (who) was a symbol to the world of the traditional American values.”

(Resolution of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, June 20, 1979)

Care to listen to a little of thespian-man’s famous honesty?

“We can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks,” Wayne said. “I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don’t believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people.”

He was no fan of the Indians either. Apparently they were selfish children who needed to have their continent-toys taken away from them.

John Wayne’s swaggering racism was never a secret. But he is still considered by many, even today, as perhaps The Greatest American Ever (…a movie actor. What a country.). My point is that we have always been a petulantly racist nation. No one is about to tear down any of The Duke’s likenesses. So please stop pretending that calling somebody on their bigotry is somehow a shocking act. The charge is frequently true, that’s the story. Here’s Maine’s current governor:

“A bad guy is a bad guy. I don’t care what color he is. When you go to war, if you know the enemy, the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, you shoot at red,” he said. “You shoot the enemy. You try to identify the enemy. And the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority of people coming in are people of color or people of Hispanic origin.”

Here’s his endorsement:

“Make sure he knows before he leaves here that we have picked a winner,” LePage said of Trump when he joined him at a campaign event in Maine last month.

It is common for Americans to believe that white people amount to a superior race without them bothering to don sumptuous robes in public or burn a cross on anyone’s lawn. I think we can agree on that. Of course Donald Trump is a racist.


Trump fans vs. Harriet Tubman

While most of us took it as good news when the Treasury Department announced Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, there were others who felt differently. Some folks didn’t like the change – not that they even remembered who Andrew Jackson was. Not that they even remembered who Harriet Tubman was.

Donald Trump supporters. They were unhappy about the black-for-white swap as it surely was some sort of PC bullshit.

Holly took the news harder than most.

Then she re-tweeted these:

This was brilliant:

They put Mrs. Tambourine Man on my money? Also:


Repeat after me Republicans: RACISM.

Question: Why did you come to our church tonight, Mister Roof?

Answer: To shoot black people.

Okay, fair enough. Hey E.W. Jackson, why do you think Dylann Roof just shot all those black people?

“There does seem to be a rising hostility against Christians in this country because of our biblical views.”

No, it was racism. Racism is the correct answer. Rick Santorum? What’s the reason all those folks just got killed in South Carolina?

“We’re now seeing assaults on religious liberty we’ve never seen before.”

That’s not even close. It was because of racism. I don’t know why this is so hard for you people. Lindsey Graham? Why are there so many dead people in a Charleston church?

“It’s 2015, there are people out there looking for Christians, to kill them,” Graham added. “This is a mean time we live in.”

Oh please. It’s like a scene out of The Miracle Worker: RACISM. THE WORD IS RACISM. I don’t want to put my fingers in your mouth.

And in this way yesterday…did the flailing Republicans go on, unable to make their jaws align with their tongues, or hearts, to form somehow the forbidden word: Racism. The word whose name must not be spoken, especially when there are Dead People everywhere. But then it’s been another 24 hours, after the tragedy, and of course they are all feeling better now. Surely their mouths can finally manage to emit the vexatious idiom today, somehow.

Right Rick Perry? The shooting deaths of nine black parishioners in Charleston South Carolina was

…an “accident” that was possibly caused by the over-prescription of medication.

…was racism. What the hell, Rick? When an angry white disciple of Apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia walks into an African-American church and shoots the place up, then it’s…

“…that these individuals have been medicated and there may be a real issue in this country from the standpoint of these drugs and how they’re used.”

No. Then it’s…racism. Such a small word, so many difficulties. Let’s take a shot at this with Jeb Bush. Jeb? When a white supremacist vows to take vengeance on African Americans because “…you’ve raped our women, and you are taking over the country”, the reason he shows up in the middle of a black congregation with a Glock 41 in his hand is…

“They were praying. They were learning and studying the word of the Lord,” Bush said. “In times like these, in times of great of national mourning, people of faith, all of us must come together and at least reflect on this and fortify our strength and love of Christ, love of God to be able to continue to go forth.”

Oh please. He’s waving a gun around because racism. Racism, it’s the reason for the season. Do you really not know what’s going on here?

“I don’t know what was on the mind or the heart of the man who committed these atrocious crimes…”

Seriously? What do you think was on Dylann’s mind when he said “…blacks were taking over the world, [and] someone needed to do something about it for the white race.” What does that turn of phrase suggest to you? When an armed white man tells a group of black people he only dropped by “To shoot black people,” and then he shoots the black people, you’re not quite sure why it happened? You’re still trying to get your head around it? Why not just say “It’s racism”?

“I don’t know. Looks like to me it was, but we’ll find out all the information…Nine people lost their lives, and they were African-American. You can judge what it is.”

Sure, what it is. RACISM. It’s racism.


Racism and privilege, the problems of white authority

I recently re-read this editorial that WaPo’s Colbert King wrote while the Michael Brown protests were raging. He told a story about his mother-in-law who once taught on a Mississippi school farm. One of her fellow employees shot a dog that had been taking the farm animals.

…the white farmer who owned the dog retaliated, turning up at the school to shoot the employee to death and threaten the school’s president. The school’s president was forced to flee, my mother-in-law said, but nothing happened to the white farmer.

Back then in Mississippi, a farmer could kill a black man for shooting his dog. White men were entitled to ‘justifiable’ homicide for all sorts of reasons. Anyway for King, re: Michael Brown…

It reminds many of the way in which authority is exercised, especially in communities where the central relationship between blacks and whites is the police.

In places like Ferguson, police represent white authority. Authority empowered to enter the community backed by the extralegal support of white sentiment. Authority whose word is taken against the word of an accused African American. Authority that not only arrests, but punishes, too.

That’s the problem: White authority. That’s the phrase that keeps rolling around in my head. Racial privilege imbued with legal power. For most of American history it meant that white people could do whatever they liked to black people without consequence, or justification. In the current endless series of shootings, maulings and neck-breakings of black men at the hands of white policemen, we’re seeing it in all its modern glory. Watch this, if you can:

20 year-old Dontrelle Stephens is riding his bike down a street in Palm Beach when he notices a police car following him. He stops to ask what the problem is, and the cop shoots him four times. No reason, and no warnings. What would make a policeman think that’s okay? And this confrontation:

Levar Jones pulls into a South Carolina gas station when trooper Sean Grouber pulls alongside, then asks for his license. Jones turns to retrieve it, and Grouber shoots him four times. Or rather he shoots Jones once and misses three times because he’s a crappy cop. The unarmed victim took a bullet to the hip less than five seconds after the officer initiated the stop – how can this have happened? What in the world was the policeman thinking?

And what were the consequences for these officers? In the second case, surprisingly the trooper ended up getting fired. In the first case, although the video clearly shows Dontrelle wasn’t armed and only tried to run away, the shooting was ‘justified’ and the policeman returned to duty. Dontrelle is now paralyzed.

I don’t know how else to discern this madness other than to point out that racial privilege has been embedded in American authority from the country’s beginning. And though the Civil Rights Era was way back in the nineteen-sixties, unarmed black men continue to be shot and killed without justification right up to today. The truth is that white cops are even now entitled to lie in court and in police inquiries because they’re better than their black victims. It’s only been the recent development of the smartphone that brought this problem finally to the country’s attention.

Feel free to dispute this. But if white authority isn’t the lingering mix of racism and privilege that’s responsible for our problems, how do you explain this?

Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor.

Tyrus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14 at the Parma Community Building.

According to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers resigned this week, effectively immediately.

Mayor Ramsey said the city’s attorney, the clerk and the waste water treatment plant supervisor also turned in resignation letters citing “safety concerns.”

All but one of Parma’s white policemen and much of the city’s leadership walked off their cushy jobs. Because, for some reason, their own town wasn’t good enough for them any more.


Caught red-handed playing the racetard

Is Senator Gillibrand a racist? D.C. McAllister at The Federalist asks and answers the question.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand seems to be stereotyping football players according to race and contrary to statistical evidence.

That’s a serious allegation to be leveled, especially at a Democrat from New York. Let’s investigate shall we? This comes down to something the senator said, so let’s hear it.

In a recent interview with Huffington Post, she said, “All of the fans, young boys and girls watching this, are watching the NFL say it’s okay to beat your wife. It’s unacceptable…. It’s not just about Roger Goodell and this one player. There are hundreds of players who are beating their wives, committing assault, committing rape across all sports, and we have to hold them all accountable.”

So Gillibrand didn’t say it was “hundreds of minorities who are beating their wives.” She said it was “hundreds of players” – and “across all sports” at that. It’s understandable why she didn’t, because that would have been singling out some over others. The problem isn’t relegated to certain people, or to professionals, or even players of football. Nevertheless as far McAllister is concerned, whatever Gillibrand is saying sounds like a voice-over for “Birth of a Nation.”

Really? Hundreds? How does she know this? She makes it sound as if wife-beating and violence are epidemic in the National Football League.

The senator really was talking about the NFL. This is because… because we say so? And how next will McAllister mind read/embarrass the bigoted Gillibrand? By doing us the great favor of categorizing all National Football League players by race and criminality. Really? Yeah, really.

Blumstein and Benedict found that of the 342 black players in their [NFL] sample, 97 of them, or 28 percent, had an arrest for one of these [many] crimes. There were 77 whites in the sample; seven of them, or 9 percent, had an arrest.

Those numbers appear high until we compare them with arrest numbers for the general population… For the general population, the arrest rate for assault for black men was 6,990 per 100,00, and for whites, 2,209.

The corresponding rate for NFL players, black and white, was less than half the rate for the general population.

Might I say “Yikes”? 25% of black and white players combined had been arrested for committing any of a number of serious crimes, from DUI to rape and domestic violence. But when you narrow the field down to simple assault the numbers do get better (…yay?). That’s when Goodell’s millionaires are only half as bad as your everyday thugs. Feel any better about high-profile wife-beating? I know I do, thanks D.C.. But before we get too upbeat we see the writer now fashioning a burning cross from a demographic…

If the facts don’t back up what feminists like Gillibrand are saying, why do they assume that “hundreds of players are beating women and committing assault”? Could it have anything to do with the fact that 67 percent of NFL players are black?

Brilliant. When the senator tries to criticize domestic violence in sports, which really means professional football, which is more properly the National Football League, which actually is black people, isn’t she being racist? I don’t know any more, what on Earth were we talking about? Oh but wait D.C.’s not done, she’s going to top it all off with this: Is it because Gillibrand knows how bad the blacks are? Oh dear.

Are they drawing that conclusion based on the fact that black youths, who make up 16 percent of the youth population, account for 52 percent of juvenile violent crime arrests? Or that in a city like New York, 83 percent of all gun assailants are black even though they make up only 24 percent of the population?

Thank you so much. For that. And now, the haymaker:

Is Gillibrand assuming that because a majority of NFL players are black they must be criminals?

Or, to the point: “Is Gillibrand making The McAllister Assumption?

Just asking.

That’s right. I’m just asking if the senator has obviously seen certain crime statistics with regards to certain people. If she’s then arguing that a FEW black people – professional football players, in this case – are just as bad as ALL THE OTHER black people – their friends and family, for instance – that would be racism. Ta-daa! How shameful on Gillibrand’s part, if she knew as much. Unlike the saints at The Federalist who clearly know better, with all their statistics.


Black man drives without his seatbelt, police shoot him in 5 seconds

On September 4th, South Carolina trooper Sean Grouber witnesses Levar Jones pulling into a gas station without wearing his SAFETY BELT. The trooper pulls alongside Jones, demands to see his license, and then immediately shoots him.

see here.

Can I see your license please? [pause] GET OUT OF THE CAR! GET OUT OF *bang bang* THE CAR! *bang* *bang* GET ON THE GROUND! GET ON THE GROUND!

I just had my license! You [?] my license! I grabbed my license right there! That’s my license right there, dude!


What did I do?


What did I do, sir?


I think so. I can’t feel my leg. I don’t know what happened, I just grabbed my license.

[to radio] Rachel and 8-6-6 I need a 1052.

Why did you, why did you shoot me?

Well, you dove headfirst back into your car.

I’M SORRY, I didn’t know.

You jumped back out, I’m telling you to get out of your car.

I’M SORRY, I didn’t hear two words, sir.

Add: ‘Barney Giese, Groubert’s defense attorney, said there’s more than one way to interpret the video and told the judge Wednesday his client is not guilty and was justified in shooting Jones who was reaching for his license. Giese, who served as the Fifth Judicial Circuit Solicitor for 16 years, said Jones reached for his license “aggressively” and Trooper Groubert thought he was reaching for a gun.’


What do black people do all day?

As we saw with Roger Simon’s effort to foil the rage of Ferguson’s citizens (you fools, the Great Society killed Michael Brown! […or: Soylent racism, it’s liberals!]), conservative ‘intellectuals’ will say almost anything to avoid discussions about race. For them, racism exists only in a historical context. Like rural illiteracy, the r-word had once – sigh, yes it’s true – been a big problem in our country. But then because we’re all Americans, we rooted heartily for the Green Bay Packers, built a big atomic bomb, and saw how Sammy Davis Jr. learned to live with his asshole wop buddies, so no more problem. You heard me knucklehead, shush.

Which makes it somewhat confusing, at least for me – pray for me, won’t you? – when the same ‘intellectuals’ can’t help but spend so much time tugging on the sturdy threads that tie the tragedy of Ferguson, Missouri, to THUG LIFE.

Preening celebrities showed their solidarity with Ferguson, Mo., at the MTV Video Music Awards show this week. Rapper Common led the convocation, preachifying about the positive impact of hip-hop music on society as a “powerful instrument of social change” and “truth.”

Cameras showed drug-addled gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg bowing his head and flashing a peace sign during a “moment of silence” for Ferguson. MTV President Stephen Friedman aired public service announcements plying social justice messages. “It’s a call to action to our audience that we have to confront our own bias head-on before we can truly create change,” Friedman pontificated.

You’ve been listening to Bloodstained Hypocrisy of Hollywood’s Violence Profiteers with Michelle Malkin. In it, she picks her jaw off the floor and she furies: You’re upset about white people shooting black men?

Spare me the shizzle and hypocri-dizzle.

But you guys love it when black people do it! Amirite?

The night before the VMAs, a gunman barged into the 1Oak nightclub in West Hollywood and shot rap mogul Suge Knight six times. He survived…

The Bloods-affiliated Knight’s reign of criminal terror has been well documented by law enforcement and rap aficionados. A climax: the still-unsolved shooting deaths of rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, which multiple insiders believe the record executive ordered.

Who loves the Negro violence? Who is it that encourages it? Liberals. And only a black person would be awful enough – and sneaky enough, frankly – to work both sides of a violent feud. Good luck sandblasting the smug look off of Michelle’s face.

Speaking of Ferguson-nasty, Ann Althouse is way too smart not to have seen the similarities. Or hadn’t you noticed? Michael Brown was a black. Michael Brown was a thug. Michael Brown was a person shot…six times. I mean, is that freaky or what?

Ann Althouse cares

The odds of two great heroes of progressivism being assassinated days apart are like, what? 2 to 1? And both shot six times? EERIE. It’s just like that old poster on John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln.

From Wikipedia: “Marion Hugh ‘Suge”‘ Knight, Jr…. is the founder and CEO of Black Kapital Records and co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records.

Ann then included that link for the tragically un-hip. For the country cousins in the crowd. Because when she asked “Who shot Suge Knight?” it was a question that had really been bugging her, because she something something Suge Knight, really. For days on end the mystery had been gnawing at her soul […and, Mystery? *huh?* please take that out of your mouth.]. Ann really wanted to know, because she really cared, dammit. She wasn’t just casting casual race aspersions on someone who’d been shot in the head and killed and was no longer around to defend himself from the Althouses of this shitty world.

althouse douches

Man these people are funny. And so with the times, you know? Bonus: What was that other liberal icon? You know the one in Florida, the hoodie brat? ‘Member him?

althouse douche 4


You want a race? Try Steve King’s ‘continental.’

“Get the fuck on the sidewalk” the police officer demanded of Michael Brown. Seconds later, having already been shot, Brown stopped running some 30 feet from where the cruiser was parked. As he turned and faced the policeman, with his hands up, the officer bore down on the unarmed teen and shot him at least twice more, killing him.

Ferguson, Missouri, has been a town racked with anger and protests ever since. It’s been overrun as well with hyper-militarized and indignant police who have been quick to deploy tear gas, rubber bullets and anti-riot tactics to clear the streets of the local vermin:

The tension in a St. Louis suburb following the shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager by a police officer was thrown into stark relief Sunday night in a video captured by CNN of a police officer yelling a derogatory phrase at protesters.

“Bring it, all you fucking animals! Bring it!” the officer said in the exchange.

There are many disturbing facts to come to grips with in the aftermath, beyond the armed cop being white and the unarmed victim black. Though the town is black (67% – 30%), the police force is white (94% – 6%). When the cops stop somebody, 86% of the time it’s a black person. When they search someone, 93% of the time they’re black. When they arrest someone, 93% of the time they’re black, again.

Colonial India was never this badly divided. There’s clearly something wrong with law enforcement in the outlying communities of St. Louis. I’d say if the Congressional Black Caucus didn’t raise the possibility of racist police practices in Ferguson they wouldn’t be minimally doing their jobs.

Now we are seeing reports, some of your colleagues in Washington, the Congressional Black Caucus, writing directly to the Attorney General…apparently concerned about racial profiling in Ferguson, Missouri. Does this help within the investigation…?

A Newsmax reporter asked this of congressman and recurring auditory hallucination Steve King. The paleo-conservative seized upon the opportunity to dismiss the outrageous idea that racism now exists, or has ever existed, in America. King came up with what I can only call a demonstration of right-wing Klingon flabbergast:

“This idea of no [trying to stop] racial profiling. I’ve seen the video. It looks to me like you don’t need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single origin. I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that.”

The CBC requested an investigation of police practices in force before the shooting, concerned that profiling could have contributed to Brown’s death. The 18 year-old was inexplicably stopped by police for walking in the street on a Saturday afternoon. But King ignores those worries to address the real ‘problem,’ which is now of course the damned protestors.

And here’s his galactic trump card: “I see from the video the rioters all appear to have come from the same continent. So tell me, where’s the bias?” Anyone? Bueller? “How can the police show any favoritism without a white person being there?” Alright then, I get it now. No one is being singled out. All of the troublemakers are African-American, and they’re all being beaten equally. No one thought a human being could be this big an imbecile but, boy, no one was really wrong.

It is reassuring for some to see the Iowa race wizard undaunted by civilization. King carries on as archetype from the past. I’m not nostalgic for white supremacy so I’m stuck with the realization that people this odious still live among us, in snake-infested shacks, or abandoned tree hollows, or jailhouses this side of the county line. A few of them are politicians.

“I just reject race-based politics, identity politics. I think we’re all God’s children. We all should be held to the same standards and the same level of behavior.”

It’s hard to believe.


GOP immigration point man, or spokesman for the White Race?

Because Republicans are obsessed with immigration you wonder where they’re going with the issue. Traditional politics dictates there be an end game afoot, but I’m mystified as to what that might be. The Republican dominated House doesn’t even seem to know.

In a huge embarrassment for the Republican leadership, the House has withdrawn a bill that would deal with the southern border crisis…

On Thursday, the House leadership cancelled a vote on a supplemental budget for border security to deal with the tens of thousands of unaccompanied Central American minors who have entered the U.S. illegally this year.

The Cruz-ites upended the bill because it didn’t target Obama’s executive-ordered DACA, the effort to give immigrants who came here as children, and have been here for years – some for decades – a little extra time before being deported. Other than presenting themselves as the Marquis de Sades of immigration it’s difficult to see what the GOP’s ultimate goal is.

…National Journal’s Ron Fournier…told Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday that “the fastest growing voting bloc in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This party, your party, cannot be the party of the future beyond November if you’re seen as the party of white people.”

Even politics bog denizen Ron Fournier is roughly aware of the demographics of the United States. Many current voters came here as immigrants. Which is to say it’s an issue rich with electoral politics, so there’s plenty at stake. What should be the Republican strategy on immigration? Rep. Brooks has an idea.

“This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic Party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else,” [Mo Brooks (R-AL)] said during an interview Monday with conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

He will call the mostly anti-immigrant Democrats a bunch of racists. A bunch of anti-white racists – which is a surprising accusation to have arisen out of a discussion about Central Americans. It’s almost as if Brooks sees the issue as a controversy over the mixing of races. And, in his head, as if the white race only naturally lines up on one side of the matter. Wait – praise the SAINTS – Rep. Brooks, by way of rigorous intellectual work and post-racial politics, has just weighed in on that same side. I don’t suppose I really need to google which Democrats claimed that “whites hate everybody else,” I’m pretty sure I know where the sentiment came from.

“It’s part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true.”

Not true. Because I speak for white people, and we’re just not that way. This idea would be more convincing if Mo Brooks were an ambassador from some remote white planet, sent to us on a trans-galactic mission of goodwill. But he’s only an Earth-bound Republican, so it’s less believable than that.


There’s no bigger fan of the Whiteskins

A friend of mine passes this along. The author of the e-mail will detail how he humiliated the New York Times’ Clarence Page.

Dear Mr. Page,

I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. I would suggest, as in an email I received, they [Redskins] change the name to the “Foreskins” to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Congress.

‘Dickhead’ is now two words.

Here are some other politically correctness to consider:

I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. Let’s ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians.

We’re all agreed. About the Native Americans, the Native Americans know best. This is an e-mail I can finally get behind.

If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.

Isn’t it all so clever? But no the Browns were not named after Joe Louis, that’s an old racial feint. The team was named after its owner Paul Brown. But go on.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60’s alive. Gone. It’s offensive to us white folk.

Sarcasm? And HOW heap big e-mail. Carolina’s NFL team was named after Bobby Seale, of course, the Black Power activist who somehow commandeered the NFL in the Vietnam era. Which is why the Oakland Raiders are today the most storied franchise in football, cough.

Let’s dispense with the sports trivia please and let’s simply agree that black people being political is by definition offensive to whites. Because…? I know I’d throw rocks at the Greensboro M.L. Kings if their stupid baseball team came to my town.

The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men’s lives.

…that cost this country 600,000 lives at least. So you’re God Damned Right we wouldn’t name a team after the Confederacy.

Because there is no room for any reference to that tragic war.

There is no room as well for reference to a racial genocide that cost this country millions of more lives at the hands of the same sport-lovin’ dixie-whistlin’ sort. No mention of that at least in the world of big-time athletics where coaches, owners, A.D.s and mega-corporate television networks are all above playing politics for profit. The University of Las Vegas still call themselves the Runnin’ Rebels, incidentally…


The soft pedaling of Donald Sterling’s racism begins

We knew Donald Sterling was a racist, but this bad?

V. STIVIANO: Honey, if it makes you happy, I will remove all of the black people from my Instagram.

DONALD STERLING: You said that before, you said, “I understand.”

V: I DID remove the people that were independently on my Instagram that are black.

DS: Then why did you start saying that you didn’t? You just said that you didn’t remove them. You didn’t remove every—

V: I didn’t remove Matt Kemp and Magic Johnson, but I thought—

DS: Why?

V: I thought Matt Kemp is mixed, and he was OK, just like me.


V: He’s lighter and whiter than me.


Sterling was angry with his squeeze because she posted pictures of coloreds on her Instagram account.

“I think the fact that you admire [Magic] — I’ve known him well, and he should be admired,” Sterling replies. “And I’m just saying that it’s too bad you can’t admire him privately. And during your ENTIRE FUCKING LIFE, your whole life, admire him — bring him here, feed him, fuck him, I don’t care. You can do anything. But don’t put him on an Instagram for the world to see so they have to call me. And don’t bring him to my games. OK?”

Kaboom. It’s a perfect story: Rich white geezer, black basketball team, ethnic girlfriend. Sex, racism, and big-money sports. And the bigot got exposed during the playoffs, so now his players have to decide whether winning – or playing at all – really matters. Understandably fans have gone bonkers. For me, there’s only one question – who will excuse him?

Is there anyone that depraved?

“We have heard the tape on TMZ,” Roeser said. “We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered. We do know that the woman on the tape — who we believe released it to TMZ — is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would ‘get even.’”

Clippers President Andy Roeser.

“Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life.”

What Donald said isn’t what Donald would say. What he did isn’t what he would do. OK. But Andy’s a Sterling employee. Anyone else?

Sewage eaters and garbage pickers like TMZ are the ones who need to be punished.–Leave the dude alone. Why do Blacks and other minorities have this special right not to ever be offended?

The dude was in his private home, presumably, or some private place. its no one else’s business.

The Liberals and race hustlers in this country are like the Nazis trying to hunt down every last Jew, test everyone’s blood trying to find one drop of Jewish blood or anyone who sides with the Jews.

Yes, Freeper ReaganÜberAlles. But that’s just one crazy guy. Right?

…on Sunday, Kristol admitted that Sterling was “bigoted and foolish,” but accused his detractors going “hysterical” over a few sentences.

Also Bill Kristol. He dismisses the outrage.

“I’m a little hesitant to… everyone goes hysterical over two or three sentences, but lets look at the actual deeds of people,” he said. “If people discriminate, it’s against the law, they should be punished.”

It would be one thing if Sterling said racist things in his sleep. It would be another if he demanded others do racist things on his behalf. If, say, he made his girlfriend remove any traces of colored people that could be linked back to him, that would be different.

“If they say stupid things, private organizations can deal with it — private businesses can fire, I suppose, if they say those things.”

When the U.S. Justice Department sues a guy because he refuses to rent apartments to smelly African-Americans, or to Hispanics who “smoke, drink and just hang around the building,” then the private business that he owns should consider…hmm. Bill’s point here is that it would be proper and alright if Donald fired himself. Until that day it would be decent of everybody if they held their tongues. Maybe Bill can have a talk with whoever it is that owns the Clippers?

What do [Cliven] Bundy and Sterling have in common? First of all – aside from the obvious fact that they are white – they are old.

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air says we’re making too much out of white ranchers and, now, billionaires. If you haven’t noticed, they’re old.

And I don’t mean old like me… we’re talking really old. And second, each in their own way are old men who live in a form of isolation. Bundy lives in a geographically isolated, rural region. Sterling lives in the rather insular world of the very wealthy.

When they’re not geographically isolated, they’re insulated by money and power. Everybody knows they’re weirdos so they don’t count. You guys are picking off the stragglers in our herd and, frankly, we’re unimpressed.

I wouldn’t read too much into the comments of septuagenarians who grew up steeped in a different culture.

So you can ignore the likes of Rancho Cielo’s Ronald Reagan and Prairie Chapel Ranch’s George W. Bush. You can forget about Wichita Kansas’ Charles and David Koch too. You can just pretend they’re specters or oddballs…until the next time Jazz demands you pay them all your attention, or at least pockets one of their paychecks, probably a couple minutes from now. And let’s not read too much into blatant racism, shall we?

UPDATE: (Jazz) As is being pointed out repeatedly in the comments, there are two other items of interest. One, Sterling is up for an NAACP lifetime achievement award. The second is that he is apparently also a significant Democrat donor.

Until she points it back at us in the final chapter. That’s when it reads like a whodunnit.