To quote Nancy Pelosi, we can now see what´s in the Zimmerman-Martin case "without the fog of the controversy". I think the biggest lesson to be learned was from Rachel Jeantel, a friend of Trayvon Martin that testified at the trial. Rachel Jeantel has just had her 15 minutes. (snip)We shouldn´t turn away from this young woman, though, because she illustrates something so clearly. She doesn´t live in "another world" as her defenders claim, she lives in a prison.
If Jantel lives in a prison, it is of your making. You and your party have used class and race to your benefit. You have never confronted Sharpton, Jackson, Reynolds or any who have excused conduct and responsibility. Where is your outrage for all the shootings in Illinois? Where is your connection with the white mother whose son was shot in the face by two black teens?
Your husband doesn´t pay above his employees high wages. I wonder what your family gives to the poor from your own wealth? Star Kist Tuna and your wine company?
Rather than a prison, I believe that Blacks are shackled to the Demonrat Plantation. The similarities between Antebellum slaves and present day African-Americans are numerous. But one of the main difference is that today Blacks have the power to remove those shackles if only they would. But decades of false promises and outright lies by Demonrat politicians and the enormous social pressure exerted on them by the Plantation´s House Negroes (Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Sheila Jackson-Lee, et al) have cowed the the Black community into group think and have convinced them that it´s best to remain on the Plantation, living in perpetual poverty while working menial jobs (if they can find a job all), collecting their welfare checks and food stamps, living in public housing,receiving a dumbed-down, substandard education, and immersing themselves in cultural rot all in exchange for never, ever voting for a Republican. Fear and intimidation is a nasty and harmful thing.
This article is "right on," especially when it was said the blacks expect us (anyone who is not black) to change, to treat them differently, or we will be call racist. Since I was robbed twice by black men, assaulted by a black man walking on the sidewalk, and both incidents were terrifying, my mental image of them is raw fear. Until the blacks change their image and lead productive lives, nothing will change, and there will be this divide. Rachel Jeantel was the epitome of the uneducated black person who has been given everything, her poor language skills are tolerated in our schools, her pompous attitude is endeared in her culture. She really does not need to accomplish anything or work for anything, as in this country it is all provided; food, shelter, cell phones, and free healthcare for her and all her babies.
I see a girl like her and I think of Charles Dickens. The girl is want and the boy is ignorance. Watch the girl but fear the boy. You can´t continue as a country when a large portion does not know anything more than their own constructed values and their world view ends at the end of their street. Once a girl told me I was the nicest guy she ever met. She was/is white living in a white project in Boston. I told her to do herself a favor. The next morning, walk to the end of the street and when she got to the end, rather than turning around, take a right or left and keep walking.
I have said many times I am not interested in dissecting Obama´s brain and thoughts I haven´t the time nor the desire to do so. The same goes for the black culture. Rachel Jeantel is all I need to see, know and hear along with the Trayvon Martin incident. I just don´t care if blacks fit in because it´s their choice spirited along by ´their´ leaders. A majority of the woes of this nation can have a black face painted on it because that´s where it lies with democrats. It´s not brown, yellow, red or white skinned people that rules and laws are passed for it´s for blacks only to benefit and be held down. Call it white guilt but I never suffered from it.
FTA:"So what is her comfort zone? It is a swaddling, nurturing network of extended families and lifelong friends with a complex and strict set of rules. It is very loving, supportive, and comfortable indeed, and very difficult to leave. It is a rich life in some ways, and all you have to pay to immerse yourself in this sea of caring is one thing -- your future.
Leann is to be commended for apt description of prison life as a comparison to the liberal plantation in all of our blue cities . As were are constantly being screeched at about the racial makeup of the vast majority of inmates, this further illustrates the reason for such a high recidivism rate among them.
Jeantel and her friends live in the hood, the victimhood. They´re all united there in the belief that they´ve been wronged by society at large but white society in particular. To a large extent white society agrees and supports them in the hood but stays out because being the oppressors they´re wrong by definition in any interactions that occur there. The hood might be comfortable but it consists of nothing but dead end streets. There´s nowhere to go in the hood. The only way out is to stop being a victim.
You self-righteous self-professed interpreters of black people´s needs should stop with the touchiness ... You want everyone else to change except the people with the problem.
That is the hallmark of liberalism; blame "the system". We have all known losers who use the same excuse when they fail.
You´ve made sure they won´t listen to us, so you have to do it. All your hypersensitive whining has just extended the cultural trap these people are in -- you are just another pair of arms reaching out and pulling them down. Stop telling these kids that their life style is OK. It´s not OK.
When Bill Cosby tried telling them "it´s not OK", he was vilified by his own people and the media. Like Charles Murray, Bill Cosby told the truth and got crucified for it by the usual suspects.
How about a "path to citizenship" for these people?
Well done. They might as well be living in a foreign country anyway. They don´t speak English and they live on other people´s money, yet they expect to succeed beyond their situation. When they don´t, they blame everyone else, usually by calling them racists. Jesse Jackson has been making a living all these decades by exploiting them, the creep.
This girl also scares me to death for one reason -- next year she will be able to vote.
So will thousands more of her, cloned by a culture that lauds coarseness, secularism, celebrity, profanity and sexual profligacy. That isn´t American. It´s hell on the greatest soil on earth.
You have to wonder how many experts on Rachel have lived in the hood or taught a classroom full of Rachel´s. How would you like to be the one kid in the room who wants to escape the hood ? How many of these experts have worked in social services or the police department with the likes of Rachel and TM ?
The Rachel´s of the world are dumb and proud of it. You are the one that is wrong in her opinion. You owe them because of the color of their skin.
Shame on those that made it out of the ghetto that didn´t lend a hand up to their own kind. The first grifters had a good opportunity to make a difference but preferred to live the lives of the rich and infamous.
"Nice little insurance company you´ve got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it." In essence, that´s the message just delivered to the health care insurance industry. Panicking, they´re just making it up as they go along, under pressure of the December 23rd deadline for enrollment in Obamacare in order to be covered in 2014. In an ill-considered move, the Department of Health and Human Services contravened the law and vaguely threatened ("strongly encouraged") the health insurance industry in order to assuage some of the injuries done by the poor design and incompetent administration of Obamacare.
Does MSNBC know that one of its hosts is receiving large amounts of money form an interest group whose political activities he covers? Does the network have any journalistic ethics guidelines at all? Elisha Krauss of truthrevolt.org presents the results of a search of Department of Labor archives showing the amounts of money Schultz has received from politically active organizations he covers: Schultz received at least $177,000 from labor unions in 2012; the average median income for an American family is around $44,000 a year. This year alone the DOL shows Schultz has been paid $75,000 by the AFL-CIO; just yesterday AFL-CIO Richard
How much in actual health care could have been paid for with the taxpayer amounts currently being spent on developing websites for people to sign up for health insurance plans they aren´t happy with?. Consider Oregon. According to the most recent numbers from the Kaiser Foundation the average cost of one day of in patient hospital care in Oregon was $2,967. Oregon has 36 hospitals with a total of 5916 beds, $300 million in state and federal funds used for Oregon to build its website. would pay for 101,112 days of hospitalization - enough to fill every hospital bed in Oregon
The liberal media starts to take the measure of a media figure they must be afraid of. Make that very, very afraid. Dan Zak of the Washington Post has a long and interesting article on Megyn Kelly, whose new show on Fox News Channel has become a major hit (snip)My gut instinct tells me that a media career, however successful, will not be the end point of Megyn Kelly´s professional achievement. In fact, I faintly recall that once upon a time there was a media figure with incredible charisma, intensity, and likability who decided that the nation needed conservative politics
The introduction of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as revealed by the roll-out of HealthCare.gov, is an epic public embarrassment, living up to predictions of a train wreck. We´re watching government at its most harmful and ineffectual. This is not rocket science -- no risky new technology is required; no laws of physics have to be invented or repealed. While the technology itself may present some challenges, problems like this more often than not stem from poor leadership, discipline, and accountability. We were privileged to spend our careers on a team responsible for the Aegis Combat System, a complex, mission
ObamaCare has as its modus operandi a focus on medical management by already beleaguered primary care physicians and para-health professionals, at the expense of medical and surgical specialists. The law´s administrators hope to control costs by cutting already bare-bones specialty physician payments, limiting medical technology and access to imaging, and instituting de facto health care rationing. Medicine has been increasingly high-tech and more specialist-oriented, resulting in better, albeit more expensive, care. To cut expenses, ObamaCare is naïvely turning to an outmoded model of health care delivery -- one that has been shown to have comparatively poor patient outcomes.
One of the most startling revelations of late was that Congress has not seen the videos made by the Predator/Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) that were flying during that event we now call Benghazigate. This detail is one of many arising from the recent classified hearings held by the House Intelligence Committee in which five eye-witnesses to the event gave testimony for the first time (snip) The key point of the revelation is that not just that audio and video tapes of those events exist; that audio and video record was available to multiple command centers, commanders, and decision makers in
It isn´t my intention to compare and contrast the performances of Julie Andrews and Carrie Underwood, both of whom sang the lead role of Maria in The Sound of Music. (snip) The Sound of Music reveals the culture shock that typified the sixties. During that time there was a titanic wrestling match between traditional America and radical America. For the time being, it appears the radical version of our country has prevailed. I watched both the staged and on-screen versions. I honestly felt I may as well have been watching a musical about medieval England. The story seemed as far removed
The political collapse of Barack Obama continues apace, with his own allies in the Democratic Party starting to give up on him. Now comes news that Obamacare supporters outside the party have decided to take matters in their own hands, rather than rely on the White House to sell Obamacare. Noam N. Levey and Kathleen Hennessey of the Los Angeles Times report: As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned, unreliable and
The old media won´t tell you so, but President Obama is facing a revolt from within his own political party. It was bound to happen once the dimensions of the ObamaCare disaster started to become obvious. Yesterday, I pointed out that Charles Rangel is an early indicator of the discontent bubbling beneath the surface, and that he is freer to speak than non-black Democrats. But today we have another leading indicator. (snip)Rosslyn Smith points out: "If Obama has lost Gergen, he´s lost the entire DC establishment. Gergen is almost the perfect indicator of the conventional wisdom inside the beltway.
MSNBC is the gift that keeps on giving, serving up propaganda intended to benefit the far left, but which in its absurdity repels people grounded in reality. Now, one of its hosts, Melissa Harris-Perry, already familiar to AT readers for her theater of the absurd political performance art, has played a race card so bizarre that it self-discredits. (snip) "I want to talk today about a controversial word. It´s a word that has been with us for years. And like it or not, it´s indelibly printed in the pages of American history. A word that was originally intended as a
New York — The anchor who might beat Bill O’Reilly gets her eyelash extensions applied one at a time, with tweezers and dabs of glue, about 90 minutes before showtime, right after a motorized gun sprays foundation over her face, neck, shoulders, collarbone and sternum, wiping out a galaxy of light freckles that spreads across her — Let me stop you right there. Photos of the day Uruguay legalizes marijuana, Kiev police pull back from protesters, aging U.S. prison population and more. Tuesday´s Photos of the day Would you write this way about a man? About O’Reilly himself? At least that’s what Megyn Kelly might ask at
In August 2013 I became very sick with what I thought was a cold. After a few days I lost vision in my left eye and I checked into the hospital. I soon found out that what I thought was a summer cold was actually Strep bacteria poisoning my blood stream. The bacteria blinded my left eye, ate a hole through my heart, caused five strokes on both sides of my brain and forced the removal of my prosthetic left knee. Dr. Lee was the surgeon assigned to perform open heart surgery. What was originally scheduled to last four hours ended
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
The health director who approved the release of President Obama’s birth certificate has died in a plane crash, Hawaiian officials said Thursday. Loretta Fuddy died after the Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft she was travelling on went down shortly after leaving Kalaupapa Airport at around 3:15 p.m. local time (10:15 a.m. ET) on Wednesday. The other eight people on board were rescued, Richard Schuman, president of Makani Kai Air, told NBC News early Thursday, adding that that there was no indication as to why the plane had crashed. Fuddy hit the headlines two years ago when she approved a waiver request allowing Obama to
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
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Views of the tea party are at all-time lows in a new poll, as primary challenges to establishment Republicans continue to heat up Washington. Just 30 percent of Americans view the tea party favorably in a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the movement’s lowest point since Gallup began polling about it during its rise in 2010. Also in a first, a majority of Americans had an unfavorable view of the tea party, at 51 percent. Similar numbers of respondents described themselves as proponents or opponents of the tea party: Twenty-two percent identified themselves as tea party supporters, while 24 percent said they
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
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The Sexiest Man Alive is being enlisted to spice up Obamacare. Pop singer Adam Levine, who won the designation from People magazine last month, is among the celebrities who’ll be promoting enrollment in online health insurance exchanges as part of a social media campaign kicking off tomorrow. With enrollment totals behind administration projections after the botched start-up of the federal exchange, 17 state exchanges joined by an advocacy group are drawing on Obama administration allies in entertainment and sports to promote sign-ups, using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Reprising a tactic President Barack Obama successfully employed in his 2012 re-election, organizers