America’s priorities are all upside down right now. Never mind our so called leaders; we the people have no clear absolutes anymore, no engagement with reality. Just look at what turns our head and what we tolerate. Read the rest of this entry »
Writer H.A. Goodman of The Huffington Post once again proves that old axiom of blogging, when you have nothing else to write about, PUNT! In this case, the punt is yet another tired piece of dribble accusing the Tea Party of being a bunch of racists. That Tea Party members only hate Barack Obama because he is black, or African-American. That their issues with our anti-president have nothing to do with his bungling of foreign and domestic policies. Nor with his routine trampling of our Constitution. This, despite of an ever growing litany of abuses and misuses of executive power from the Obama White House. Even John Brennan, Obama′s CIA Director, was finally forced to apologize for the Central Intelligence Agency spying on members of the U.S. Senate, including many Democrats!
NBA commissioner Adam Silver announced yesterday that LA Clipper owner Donald Sterling is banned for life by the NBA. The penalties include a $2.5 million dollar fine and prohibits Sterling from attending any NBA games or being at any NBA facilities or events. The Board of Governors of the National Basketball Association will also vote shortly on whether or not to force Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, which he has been sole owner of since 1981. All of this stems from the public release of private phone call recordings made by V. Stiviano, who is, or was, Donald Sterling′s girlfriend, allegedly. The recordings allegedly indicate that Sterling had a racist attitude over Stiviano, a Latino-African-American herself, posting photos of herself posing with black people, such as Magic Johnson, on her social media sites.
The so-called ′Human Barbie′, Valeria Lukyanov, seems to have a deep revulsion for kids and interracial relationships. This comes from an interview with her by Michael Idov of GQ Magazine, who met the 28-year old model in Ukraine. Forget about the politics of the Crimea or a potential civil war in Ukraine. Here is REAL NEWS! Yes, Valeria has no time to think about having children yet. It would certainly effect her ultra-thin figure. While she has had plastic surgery on her breasts, Valeria blames ′race-mixing′ for the ever increasing use of cosmetic surgery. She quips, ″Ethnicities are mixing now, so there’s degeneration, and it didn’t used to be like that.″ She adds, ″I love the Nordic image myself. I have white skin. I am a Nordic type, perhaps a little Eastern Baltic, but closer to Nordic.″
In Northern California, the private high school, Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord, are serving up a racist school lunch to celebrate Black History Month. The menu consisted of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon. Sounds mighty tasty to me! But, Liberal parents in the San Francisco Bay area expressed outrage over what they called a stereotypical menu. School principal, Nancy Libby, issued an apology in writing to parents of the school′s students. This was not the only incident of such misunderstandings, as parents in Methuen, Massachusetts found out when they received a menu from their school district listing ″KKK Chicken Tenders″ as a menu item. School Superintendent, Judith Scannell, issued an apology and said that the menu had a simple typo error, as it should have read KK Chicken Tenders, with the KK standing for ″Krispy and Krunchy″. A new menu was mailed out the next day. So are you offended by these errors in spelling and misjudgment?
The Fox News Channel reporting on the secular-humanist ′War on Christmas′ is causing a stir as host Megyn Kelly declares that Santa Claus and Jesus Christ are White. So now we have a racial component to the subject. The new phase in the battle took place on ′The Kelly File′ as Megyn interviewed Slate writer Aisha Harris. Ms. Harris wrote this week that she desires that Santa ″not be a White man anymore.″ Kelly rebuffed her and told her viewers, ″By the way, for all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white but this person [Aisha Harris] is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa.″ Kelly later adds that, ″Jesus was a white man, too. He was a historical figure. That′s a verifiable fact, as is Santa.″ There you go, proof positive!
What goes on at MSNBC? Bad enough that Martin Bashir thinks that Sarah Palin should be used as a toilet. Or that their latest new host, Alec Baldwin, had to be fired because he is a hothead. Now we have MSNBC weekend host, Melissa Harris-Perry claiming that the Obamacare is a derogatory term, akin to the controversial N-word. That wealthy white men came up with Obamacare to use against Barack Obama to make him inferior simply because he is a black man. I suppose we can just add this to the many buffoons which have shows on MSNBC, like Chris ′Tingles′ Matthews, or the Mormon-hating Larry O′Donnell, the man-hating Rachel Maddow, or the two professional haters, Ed Shultz and Al Sharpton. But this one really borders the lunatic fringe since at one point, Obama, himself, approved using the term Obamacare to describe his signature legislation effort.
Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered a speech that will forever be remembered as one of the greatest of all time. It became commonly known as the “I Have a Dream” speech, and virtually every American alive today, has heard it. So where do we stand today, in terms of King’s dream? Would he be pleased with the progress African-Americans have made over the past half century? What would he think of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Would he consider Barack Obama a strong leader and champion of his dream? Of course, we can only speculate, for a lone gunman extinguished the candle far too soon in Memphis, Tennessee, just a few short years after this pivotal speech. Many would argue, and perhaps rightly so, that King’s assassination set us on a 50-year course of racial polarization, from which we’ve never recovered.