~From the Human Events Channel via * Worth Reading –Yes Virginia, more racist musings from Malik Zulu Shabazz. ~JP musing–If the KKK don white sheets, what do the Black Panthers don? The second vid is from breitbarttv on the illustrious NAACP
If the NAACP is looking for racists, they need look no further than their own backyard. The Tea Party (and conservatives as a whole) accept all races without exception. the NAACP is using the thoroughly discredited SPLC to make wild accusations that slander millions of people. The SPLC, almost without exception, attempts to tie Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists to every conservative cause by using a cynical “guilt-by-false-association” scheme.—(thanx weaselzippers)
A “hip” expression of the 1960’s-70’s that advises you not to do something risky unless you are willing and able to accept the full weight of the consequences. Ironically popularized by the theme song to the TV show “Baretta” starring Robert Blake.
Fred: “I’m losing my license for drunk driving…”
Charlie: “Quit complaining! You know what they tell you: ‘don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time!'”
SALT LAKE CITY — A list containing the names and personal information of 1,300 people an anonymous group contends are illegal immigrants has been mailed around Utah, terrifying the state’s Hispanic community.
Republican Gov. Gary Herbert wrote in a tweet Tuesday that he has asked state agencies to investigate the list — sent anonymously to several media outlets, and law enforcement and state agencies. A letter accompanying the list demands that those on it be deported immediately.
Most of the names on the list are of Hispanic origin. The list also contains highly detailed personal information such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, workplaces, addresses and phone numbers. Names of children are included, along with due dates of pregnant women on the list.
“My phone has been ringing nonstop since this morning with people finding out they’re on the list,” said Tony Yapias, former director of the Utah Office of Hispanic Affairs. “They’re feeling terrorized. They’re very scared.”
The list’s release comes as several conservative Utah lawmakers consider sponsoring a tough new illegal immigration law similar to the one passed recently in Arizona.
Arizona’s law, which takes effect July 29, directs police enforcing other laws to ask about a suspect’s immigration status if there is reason to believe the person is in the United States illegally.
Herbert has said a new immigration law likely will be passed when lawmakers convene in January, although he said it may be different from Arizona’s. Herbert spokeswoman Angie Welling was traveling back from Washington, D.C., Tuesday and could not immediately be reached for comment.
The letter included a long recipient list, including newspapers, broadcast outlets, The Associated Press, law enforcement and state agencies, various Utah officials, and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Salt Lake City. The letters began arriving in mailboxes in recent days.
Dave Lewis, communication director for the state Department of Workforce Services, said his agency didn’t receive a copy of the list from the governor’s office until late Tuesday.
“We’ve got some people in our technology department looking at it right now,” he said. “It’s a high priority. We want to figure out the how’s and why’s.”
He said his agency is one of several with access to the information included in the list.
The letter says some names on the list were sent to the ICE office in Salt Lake City in April. It says the new list includes new names, for a total of more than 1,300.
Included with the new letter is one dated April 4 addressed to “Customs and Immigration” and from “Concerned Citizens of the United States.”
In the April letter, the writers say their group “observes these individuals in our neighborhoods, driving on our streets, working in our stores, attending our schools and entering our public welfare buildings.”
“We then spend the time and effort needed to gather information along with legal Mexican nationals who infiltrate their social networks and help us obtain the necessary information we need to add them to our list,” the letter says.
A phone message left for the on-duty ICE spokesman was not immediately returned.
I condemn the NAACP. Instead of criticizing tea parties, the NAACP would be better served denouncing the racist comments made by a member of the New Black Panther Party and its voter intimidation outside a Philadelphia polling place in the last presidential election. As a frequent speaker at tea party rallies around the country, I can assure the NAACP that the tea party movement’s concerns are about President Obama’s policies and not his race.
I’m deeply concerned that the NAACP is being used as a political tool to do the dirty work of the progressive movement. I urge blacks concerned about the tea parties to read the Contract from America — a list of policy objectives for Congress that was developed by tea party members nationwide. These objectives are clearly about limited government and liberty. In fact, the NAACP should be very concerned Obama’s cap-and-trade energy policy will lead to higher energy prices and higher unemployment – particularly among poor and minority households.
* New Black Panther party to attend Beck’s rally on 8/28 in DC
For what reason do the black panthers have to attend this rally other than to start problems? If they see Beck as a racist and they find it offensive that he’s holding the rally on the day of Martin Luther King’s birthday in celebration, it’s not hard to imagine that problems might arise from this. The majority of tea party goers are peaceful. The majority of black panther party members are not. Regardless, I plan on going to this rally and I hope that things will be peaceful.—DerrickFiddle
The Washington Times has done what few if any other media organs have done; they have published a time line of events involving the Department of Justice dismissal of charges against the New Black Panther Party thugs who showed up at a Philadephia polling place in the 2008 elections armed with para-military uniforms, billy clubs and plenty of racist epithets. This time line raises disturbing questions not only against Eric Holder’s Justice Department, but also against any involvement in the White House and/or NAACP in the decision to dismiss that case.
One might ask why the mainstream media has not been all over this. (Then again, one might not.) Perhaps, that is the excuse Rep. Brad Sherman might have used two days ago at a town hall meeting in Reseda, California when he told his audience that he was “unaware of the case”.
Democratic Congressman, Lies about Black Panther Story
That is a preposterous statement. Sherman, a Democrat, is fully aware of the situation involving charges of anti-Semitism at UC-Irvine (of which I often write). To his credit, he has followed the situation carefully and made public statements critical of the university. Yet, he is unaware of the New Black Panther case? Well, if he doesn’t read the Washington Times when he is in Washington or watch Fox News, how would he know? (That is meant sarcastically.)
But back to the Administration. If the (post-racial) White House got involved in this case, why? Perhaps, the key to understanding it lies in that old guy named Jeremiah Wright, who the majority of the nation chose to ignore during the last election.
And what about the NAACP, an organization that was born out of issues like black voting rights in the South? Why would they seek to have charges dismissed that are a mirror image of what black would-be voters had to endure before the Civil Rights era and the Voting Rights Act? As we speak, the NAACP is holding its annual convention in Kansas City and expected to issue a statement accusing the Tea Party movement of racism. If these reports are true, then the NAACP will be guilty of gross hypocrisy for the entire country to see.
How can the rest of the media ignore such a major story right under their collective noses?
(Don’t answer that.)
~Snippet NAACP is connected with NBPP so WE should denounce them as racist publicly
* After a frenzy of interactions between Justice, the White House – involving at one point lobbying by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for dismissal – on May 15, King issued the order to dismiss three of the four charges in the initial complaint against the Panthers.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) was the lone member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to make on-the-record remarks about the shady path higher-ups at Justice took on the way to taking the action to spike the case.
~I hunted all day for this video for I never miss Megyn’s show if I can help it. When I saw this I felt like I was at Wrigley Field rooting for my Cubs… ENJOY! It has only 332 views. JUST Piper brings it to you first. I want to thank http://patriotsnetwork.com/ for being the ONLY one to have this! Hit fullscreen bottom right corner & crank up the volume
The editor of a California newspaper has apologized after readers criticized an editorial cartoon they said mocked an American war hero running for office — for an injury he sustained fighting in the Iraq war.
Nick Popaditch lost his right eye in the battle of Fallujah in 2004. After returning to San Diego to recover, he went on to become a teacher, a speaker and an author. Now he’s running for Congress as a Republican in California’s 51st District, but a paper in the region seems to have been more interested in his eyepatch than his platform.
The Imperial Valley Press ran a cartoon Saturday showing a kid on a skateboard looking at a poster of Popaditch and asking a friend, “Who does that remind you of?” The friend responds, “A James Bond villain? A bald pirate? Uncle Fester with an eye patch?”
Valley Press editor Brad Jennings said the paper was trying to point out the ignorance of uninformed voters. But a large number of readers didn’t take it that way.
~And they were right not to, it is a liberal rag for one, secondly you’ll see (evidenced below in his own words) WHY he apologized & what he feels & he uses the First amendment convenient. ~JP
“I got plenty of emails and calls from people — most that were not from locals — upset about the political cartoon,” Jennings wrote in his column Tuesday.
As a public figure, Jennings says, Popaditch “is fair game for public comment, even public comment that makes some people uncomfortable,” but he said publishing the cartoon was the “wrong call.”
“So let me apologize to not only Mr. Popaditch but also anyone who was offended by the cartoon. In hindsight, it was a bad decision to run it and I certainly had no intention of offending him or besmirching his honorable service in any way.”
Popaditch said he accepts the apology.
Rep. Bob Filner, the Democratic incumbent whom Popaditch is opposing, also denounced the cartoon.
* We all make mistakes. On Saturday, I clearly made a mistake.
* So let me apologize to not only Mr. Popaditch but also anyone who was offended by the cartoon. In hindsight, it was a bad decision to run it and I certainly had no intention of offending him or besmirching his honorable service in any way.
I got plenty of e-mails and calls from people — most that were not from locals — upset about the political cartoon. Many were angry but reasoned, while some were pretty vulgar and threatening.
But that is not why I am apologizing today. Newspapers are not meant to coddle public officials or public figures — and as a candidate for Congress, Popaditch is a public figure. He is fair game for public comment, even public comment that makes some people uncomfortable. We poke and prod and question. If he gets elected, that will continue to be the case.
I am apologizing because I simply made the wrong call. I support our cartoonist’s right to portray public figures in any way he chooses to do so. He has the First Amendment right to do so, and we have the right to publish it or not. People have the right to then react to it as they see fit.
* Ultimately, I don’t want this to become a story about this newspaper, which has a long history in the Imperial Valley, personally attacking a candidate who happens to be a war veteran. Sadly, I see that this has been e-mailed around to partisans who are trying to make this some kind of rallying cry. I am getting calls from conservative radio and bloggers who are apparently trying to make this more than it really is. That is politics in 2010 America.
Ultimately, the only free press worth having is one that at times makes people uncomfortable or angry or leads them to question authority. We do serve an important role in this community and this country that I take very seriously.
U.S. president tells Channel 2 Israel is unlikely to attack Iran without coordinating with the U.S.
U.S. President Barack Obama told Channel 2 News on Wednesday that he believed Israel would not try to surprise the U.S. with a unilateral attack on Iran.
In an interview aired Thursday evening, Obama was asked whether he was concerned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would try to attack Iran without clearing the move with the U.S., to which the president replied “I think the relationship between Israel and the U.S. is sufficiently strong that neither of us try to surprise each other, but we try to coordinate on issues of mutual concern.”
During the interview Wednesday, when confronted with the anxiety that some Israelis feel toward him, Obama said that “some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion.”
“Ironically, I’ve got a Chief of Staff named Rahm Israel Emmanuel. My top political advisor is somebody who is a descendent of Holocaust survivors. My closeness to the Jewish American community was probably what propelled me to the U.S. Senate,” Obama said.
“I think that sometimes, particularly in the Middle East, there’s the feeling of the friend of my enemy must be my enemy, and the truth of the matter is that my outreach to the Muslim community is designed precisely to reduce the antagonism and the dangers posed by a hostile Muslim world to Israel and to the West,” Obama went on to say.
The six-month election recount that turned former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Al Franken into a U.S. senator may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally in Minnesota’s Twin Cities.
That’s the finding of an 18-month study conducted by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, which found that at least 341 convicted felons in largely Democratic Minneapolis-St. Paul voted illegally in the 2008 Senate race between Franken, a Democrat, and his Republican opponent, then-incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman.
The final recount vote in the race, determined six months after Election Day, showed Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes — fewer votes than the number of felons whose illegal ballots were counted, according to Minnesota Majority’s newly released study, which matched publicly available conviction lists with voting records.
Furthermore, the report charges that efforts to get state and federal authorities to act on its findings have been “stonewalled.”
“We aren’t trying to change the result of the last election. That legally can’t be done,” said Dan McGrath, Minnesota Majority’s executive director. “We are just trying to make sure the integrity of the next election isn’t compromised.”
He said his group was largely ignored when it turned over a list of hundreds of names to prosecutors in two of the state’s largest counties, Ramsey and Hennepin, where fraud seemed to be the greatest.
A spokesman for both county attorneys’ offices belittled the information, saying it was “just plain wrong” and full of errors, which prompted the group to go back and start an in-depth look at the records.
“What we did this time is irrefutable,” McGrath said. “We took the voting lists and matched them with conviction lists and then went back to the records and found the roster lists, where voters sign in before walking to the voting booth, and matched them by hand.
ANDRADE — An El Mirage, Ariz. resident was arrested over the weekend after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers found two machine guns and 680 rounds of ammunition hidden inside a Ford F-150 pickup truck bound for Mexico, a news statement read.
The discovery of the weapons that were strapped to the engine of the vehicle was made on Saturday at the Andrade Port of Entry, the statement reported. The 20-year-old male driver was turned over to the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Border Enforcement Security Task Force. No explanation was given as to why news about the find was made public days after it occurred.