Month: July 2013

The Racial Potty Training Of A President

The only thing more offensive than Obama’s antagonistic and bigoted soliloquy following the Zimmerman acquittal has been the simultaneously condescending and exultant exhortations of his admirers.

We are somehow supposed to be amazed that a Chicago machine pol who has profited from pimping his race his entire life can give a speech that makes white liberals feel comfortable in their prejudices and their continued inability to overcome them.  So comfortable, in fact, that they follow the speech with praise more suited to a little boy who has learned to use the bathroom all by himself.  In public no less!

Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who lost the 2008 presidential race to Obama, called the president’s remarks “very impressive,” and said they should help all Americans think about how to improve race relations in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death.

“I think we continue to make progress,” McCain told CNN’s State of the Union, but recent events show “we still have a long way to go.”

McCain also said he wouldn’t “second guess” the Florida jury’s decision this month to acquit George Zimmerman for the death of the 17-year-old Trayvon.

What an impressive turd of a speech you have laid on the front lawn of every American!  All by yourself!

But “second guessing” the Florida jury’s decision is precisely what Obama said.  I respect their decision but I don’t agree with it and I’m going to have my Attorney General continue to harass Zimmerman for alleged civil rights violations until he’s either shot by a Trayvon Martin supporter or commits suicide.

This is McCain’s idea of “impressive” for President 12%.  If Obama is only going to represent 12% of the population then that’s what he needs to be called and he doesn’t represent them all that well to begin.

Not one to be outdone, David Brooks had a keen eye for slacks creases on the Meet The Press this morning:

On Sunday’s broadcast of “Meet the Press” on NBC, New York Times columnist David Brooks gushed over President Barack Obama’s speech on race in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict a week earlier.

“It seemed superficially unimportant, but it’s important to remember race is his first subject, as it would be if you had a black father and a white mother,” Brooks said. “And all the mental habits, he breached all the other issues, grow out of the way he framed race and the way he started thinking about race — his tendency to do, ‘On the one hand, on the other,’ his desire to reconcile opposites, his ability to see different points of view. All the stuff we’ve come to see him apply to every other issue, it started with race.  And I thought this speech was one of the highlights of the presidency.”

“I thought it was a symphony of indignation, professionalism, executive responsibility, personal feeling,” Brooks said. “It had all these different things woven together, I thought beautifully.  But it’s important to remember, race is how he thinks.”

He said as he wiped off his chin and dusted his knee caps.

And what was his most memorable line for this “highlight of his presidency” to elicit such effusive praise?  The only line I’ve heard anyone quote is a play off his earlier comments that “He could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago”?

I wish.  If he’d assaulted someone like George Zimmerman 35 years ago it would have saved us several trillion dollars.

What Brooks is praising, Obama’s ability to keep himself in two worlds, is the problem.  You can’t pledge false allegiance to the rule of law while encouraging a mob action.  You can’t be both right and wrong.

In keeping with the commodal  theme of this post, you either shit or get off the pot.  You either urge calm, or you don’t.  You don’t say the law was right and then side with thousands of protesters laying seige to federal buildings all over the country laboring under the stubborn narrative that Travyon Martin was stalked or hunted by George Zimmerman and killed for being black on a Tuesday night by a Stand Your Ground defense using cracker.

That is not what happened and siding with people who have turned it into that is more than just unpresidential.  It’s a shitty thing to do.

And leaves others to clean up the mess he made.

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Lynch Mob “Justice” Promised From The KKKlan With A Tan

Twitchy has what’s sure to be an overflowing toilet of murderous thoughts from the brain trust of Trayvon accomplices.  Where is the law?  Here are direct threats made to an individual that they are going to murder him themselves and they are made with impunity and re-tweeted thousands of times.

I made one Trayvon Martin post that I am aware of.  It seemed to be an open and shut case from the beginning so the only thing to argue about would have been the media’s ginning up of racial animus against white people for something a hispanic did.  Which they cheerfully did with shameless zeal. Let’s see how prescient I was at the opening days of this bro-haha.

Amazing.  I know.  Like reading a crystal ball.

A community organizes a neighborhood watch after a series of home invasions.  One of the neighborhood watchmen spots a tall figure in a hoodie milling about outside of an apartment on a dark, rainy night.  The figure backtracks and attacks the watchmen as he goes back to his car.  While scuffling on the ground, the suspect notices a gun in the watchmen’s waistband and informs him that he’s going to die tonight.  The watchmen pulls out his gun and shoots him after his head was being pounded into the concrete.

So now comes the reckoning.  The “White” Hispanic wannabe cop is exonerated of murdering the black wannabe gangster after said wannabe gangster attacked the wannabe cop for following him and then threatened to kill him.  All of the evidence of the gangster wannabe’s crimes were withheld from the jury and they still found the wannabe cop innocent.  The usual race hucksters are holding gas and matches with tepid appeals to calm before setting their own neighborhoods on fire and attacking innocent passersby.  For Trayvon’s hallowed memory of course.

I’m just curious.  Earlier this month a gamer from Texas was brought up on charges with penalties for up to 8 years in jail for “making threats” as he joked about shooting up a school after losing at a video game.  Why would Twitter users flashing guns and promising to specifically kill George Zimmerman be immune from similar prosecutions or lawsuits from the targeted party?

I realize Attorney General Holder will not be filing charges against any of “his own” people.  But what about Twitter?  Just this week, Twitter announced that they would comply with local laws to “out” users who made what they consider to be racist, sexist or homophobic remarks from prosecution or scorn.  How is making death threats not included unless they agree with those threats?

Twitter has agreed to hand over the details of people who post racist and anti-Semitic abuse anonymously on the micro-blogging site, it emerged today.

Following a long legal battle, the US-based company said it would cooperate with authorities in France who want to bring alleged criminals to justice.

The breakthrough is a significant test case for the millions who use social media to express hatred and anger without revealing their identities.

Yes, totalitarianism in pursuit of thoughtcrime persecution is considered a “breakthrough”.  But what of death threats?

The Capitalized Term “Twitter Rules” under their Terms of Service Agreement includes the following:

 

  • Private information: You may not publish or post other people’s private and confidential information, such as credit card numbers, street address or Social Security/National Identity numbers, without their express authorization and permission.
  • Violence and Threats: You may not publish or post direct, specific threats of violence against others.

Spike Lee, Roseanne Barr and others have already attempted to steer lynch mobs to Zimmerman’s private homes.  Yet they are still allowed on Twitter.  Thousand to tens of thousands of hoodie enthusiasts are making direct threats to murder George Zimmerman today yet where are these enforcers of civility at Twitter and Facebook and any number progressive social media sites.

They are, in fact, enablers of these calls to lynch mob justice and should either shut those accounts down or be sued into bankruptcy for being the platform that tacitly allowed it after it was brought to their attention if harm comes to Zimmerman, his family or whoever happened to be misfortunate enough to live at the addresses where the aforementioned morons directed their assassins.