The year is nearly over – time to review what’s happened in 2010 while we look forward to a superb 2011. I’ve picked a few posts we’ve done each month this year…some were more enlightening, some were more argumentative, and some were just more entertaining. We took all of December off, but look forward to getting back at posting more in 2011. Thanks for visiting the site this year, and wish y’all a Happy, Blessed, and Prosperous New Year. (more…)
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Posted in Arizona, Immigration, Democrats, economy, Elections, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health Care, Illegal immigration, Immigration, Liberal Elitism, Media, Obama, Politics, Race Relations, Radical Islam, Republicans, State of the Union, Terrorism, tagged Democrats, economy, Election, Health Care, Health Care Reform, Media Bias, Obama, President Obama, Racism, Republicans on December 29, 2010| 1 Comment »
Posted in Democrats, eric holder, Fox News, Health Care, Illegal immigration, Immigration, juan williams, Obama, Politics, Race Relations, Supreme Court, tagged ACORN, Bank Bailout, BP Oil Spill, Charlie Rangel, Dont Ask Dont Tell, Elena Kagan, Federal Budget, George W. Bush, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Jeremiah Wright, jimmy carter, Joe Arpaio, Joe Wilson, Kevin Jennings, Maxine Waters, Nancy Killefer, New Black Panthers, NPR, Obamacare, Omar Thornton, Rod Blagojevich, Rolan Burris, Shirley Sherrod, Sonia Sotomayor, Stupak Amendment, Timothy Geithner, Tom Daschle, unemployment, Van Jones on October 28, 2010| 4 Comments »
Back in October, we posted the following piece demonstrating the difficulties a moderate, African-American liberal faced by not toeing the party talking points and being an independent thinker. This week, Juan Williams was back in the news, after being fired by NPR following comments that NPR felt did not meet their editorial standards. The comment made by Juan Williams explained how he felt when he gets on a plane and sees Muslims passengers in traditional garb. Juan said, “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”
What the liberal media and many seem to be editing out, is that this was his opening to his main point that it does not make him feel good, and we need to be careful to not let our own fears violate anyone’s constitution rights. Juan responded to his firing on FoxNews.com with an excellent opinion piece that should be read. NPR firing Juan has nothing to do with his comments, but from a witch hunt attack on him for having independent thought and not adhering to their liberal point of view. NPR CEO Vivian Schiller made that clear with her cheap shot yesterday that Juan should have kept his comments “between him and his psychiatrist”. If it was a private company I would say NPR has any right to fire anyone that would feel didn’t meet their “standards”. But NPR is a publicly funded entity – relying on our tax dollars (or from healthy donations from liberal idealogues) – and if they are going to choose to stand for a political position, they should be defunded and supported privately. Juan will certainly land on his feet and I appreciate his thoughtful differing opinion on many issues. The public should support his honest debate. If NPR does not agree with difference in opinion, the public should not support theirs. (more…)
Posted in Fox News, hypocrisy, Liberal Elitism, Media, Obama, Politics, Race Relations, tagged ACORN, Andrew Breitbart, Black Panthers, Fox News, Liberal, Liberal Elitism, Mediaite, Obama, Race Relations, Rachel Maddow, Racism, Shirley Sherrod, Thomas Sowell, Van Jones on July 23, 2010| 2 Comments »
After finishing a long, happy, peaceful vacation in the middle of the week, I knew that I would have to return to the stresses of work and see what was happening in the “real world”. Little did I know that this week would include some of the damnedest, most frustrating claims of racism and transparent use of racial wounds that we’ve ever seen. It isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last…but, it was increasingly frustrating to hear more liberal commentors divide the country by race. And worst of all, being able to do it by pointing the finger at conservatives and getting away with it.
I read a refreshing article from Prof. Thomas Sowell yesterday, that made me feel much better that there may just be an eventual end to these bogus claims. Fraudulent use of the race card has left Americans polarized on the issue of what is true racism. True institutional racism that should be fought against lays in the background as liberal extremists would prefer to use cases absent of racial bias or minor prejudices as their standard. As this becomes the standard, you can tell that Americans are becoming increasingly tired of being called racist just because they disagree with the far left, progressive agenda. And hopefully, as Prof. Sowell says in his article, “voters will wise up to race card fraud.”
Posted in Human Rights, hypocrisy, moral values, Race Relations, Radical Islam, tagged Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Black Hoes, Black Holes, Christians, Hallmark, Human Rights, Leon Jenkins, Maine Human Rights Commission, Muslims, NAACP, PBS, Tavis Smiley, the onion, Transgender, University of Maine on June 22, 2010| 2 Comments »
Recently I’ve been hearing this phrase a lot; the world is upside down. People are slowly catching on to the fact that things are un-like how they used to be. Political polarization mixed with outlandish irrationalities and head-shaking ignorance is becoming common place. But unfortunately many of these stories, which defy sound logic or objectivity, simply fall through the cracks of our 24/7 news cycle. In an attempt to document the patently outrageous, I have decided to start an ongoing series called, The United States of Absurdity. We will be documenting stories that we hope only represent the fringe of a fringe with sources and very short commentary. And as our upside down world slowly renders The Onion obsolete, at least they won’t be able to say that we’re all crazy. Let’s begin.
How bored are “Human Rights” groups in America? (more…)