I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Pictures of the horrific savage carjacking, sodomizing, terrorizing, raping and ultimately murders of whites Christian and Newsom by Five black ferals should be prominently displayed alongside Trayvon´s hoodie, skittles, Robitussin and burglary tools. Ferals vs civilized society.
None of you have the proper perspective on this...
At all Bass Pro Shops, they have a rifle range where you can shoot at various animals with a laser rifle. The African American museum could charge a quarter for 5 shots and see who can hit the hole that Zimmerman´s bullet made. If you hit the hole, a voice says "you got me" and you receive a card that says "I shot Trayvon at the National Museum of African American History and Culture".
Excellent! The Brawley idea....but it will never happen. I dropped my Smithsonian subscription and any further visits after the travesty they attempted re: the Hiroshima bombings in Japan......America nasty/ Japanese good, never paying any attention to the vast number of our soldiers who would have been killed in attacking the mainland. They were also nasty about surviving soldiers......thank God there were some left to complain!
How about the trash bag Tawana Brawly crawled in after smearing herself with feces during her bogus hate crime!!! You´ll notice that Saint Tawana has finally been forced to pay up for her little hoax after all of these years!!! Still waiting in guarded anticipation for Al Sharpton to pay up what he owes!!!
A package of Skittles along with a recipe for using Skittles and other ingredients to make a cheap, easily available intoxicant, called "lean" on the street, which if ingested in large enough quantities, will produce homicidal feelings.
Kudos to Harvey Levin, founder of TMZ, and therefore a major media figure. Speaking with Greta Van Susteren last night on Fox News Channel, he came out against GLAAD´s pressure to get Phil Robertson suspended from A&E´s Duck Dynasty. In an earlier tweet, and then with Greta, he porefaced his comments by saying that he is gay. He notes that "our country was founded on freedom of religion" and that you have to come out for freedom of expression, even for things that are "abhorrent" to you. (snip) his even-handedness in preaching tolerance is highly admirable. In addition, he is
Megan McArdle of Bloomberg thinks that opponents of ObamaCare are being played by Organizing for Action (aka America for Obama, aka barackobama.com). The goal of the tweet was, in her view, to rile up the right, in order to cause the left to rally around in defense, and ultimately donate to OFA (snip)This analysis, while amusing, ignores one of the major goals of much advertising: to get people to do what they already are inclined to do, but just don´t do soon enough or often enough -- buy insurance, drink another Coke, or send a Valentine´s Day box of chocolates.
The United States of America was once a land of laws and not of men. Obama and the Democratic Party have changed all that, possibly forever. Millions of people, along with a few brave politicians, are now openly speaking of impeachment. Why? Because the Obama administration´s wanton and destructive disregard for the laws of the land have become so egregious that it can no longer be tolerated. The Attorneys General of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, South Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia have issued A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law, which says in part, While the Patient Protection
Poor Phil Robertson, "Duck Dynasty" star. He had the temerity to express opinions to GQ about homosexuality that landed him crosswise the nation´s gay jackboots. Out came the truncheons, whacking not just Phil over the head, but anyone, anywhere, who has anything to do with Phil, like A&E, which is the network that brings the wildly popular "Duck Dynasty" into millions of living rooms weekly. Bang, bang, go the gay jackboots´ clubs. Then comes the mace, just to make sure offenders get the point: Don´t dare speak your mind publicly in ways that question the gay militants´ party line, even if
When I saw the headline yesterday about how "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson had commented on a certain sexuality-defined group, I wondered how long it would be before he got the "treatment." I saw the next headline no more than a few hours later. (snip) How´s that tolerance workin´ for ya´? "Tolerance," as it has been marketed, was always a con. Aristotle said that "[t]olerance is the last virtue of a dying society," but it´s also the vice that kills it. And it so often is a vice because it´s generally misunderstood. For one thing, tolerance always implies a negative, real or
America may be on the verge of a long-needed discussion over the limits of discourse on homosexual acts. Phil Robertson, patriarch of the family that stars in Duck Dynasty, the most popular program in the history of cable television, was interviewed by GQ Magazine, and was asked what in his mind is sinful: "Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there." (snip) Robertson spoke of homosexual behavior - i.e., acts. He took care not to characterize homosexuality per se as sinful. This is quite consistent with Christian doctrine of loving the sinner while hating the sin. That crucial point
As the easily predicable disaster that is ObamaCare continues to evolve, two things are certain: one, Barack Obama and his minions will never admit failure and reverse course; and two, the vitriol emanating from the Left aimed at obliterating their political opposition will intensify during the upcoming year far beyond what has been experienced during the Obama term to date. (snip)This nation can no longer harbor an opposition party unwilling to fight for the heart and soul of a country rapidly descending into second class status. Those in the Republican Establishment and the American people should heed the words attributed to
The assault on the Temporary Diplomatic Mission Facility in Benghazi (Often still erroneously referred to as a "Consulate") and its associated Annex on 9/11/12 brought much reporting centered on the general lack of security prior to the event and on the failure of the military to respond after the assaults began. Of late, those two issues have come into much sharper focus by new revelations in testimony during hearings at the House Intelligence Committee (snip) Perhaps House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa could subpoena Valerie Jarrett
Americans are among the most mobile people on earth, but ObamaCare may soon start freezing them in place. Millions are losing their health insurance policies and being forced onto the ObamaCare exchanges, where most plans only provide local medical coverage. As Americans realize they must pay for all non-emergency medical care when they leave their home county, their decisions may have a profound impact on the real-estate market, particularly the second home sector, and on the travel business.
Ever since she delivered an electrifying four minute speech at the 21012 Republican National Convention on the importance of self-reliance and entrepreneurship (video here), Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, UT has been a conservative favorite. She came close to winning her race for Congress in 2012, losing by one percentage point to four-term Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson. Rep. Matheson, who voted against ObamaCare and represents a district that went 67% for Mitt Romney, has been swimming against the tide of the Obamafied Democratic Party. Yesterday, he announced that he will not run for re-election in 2014.
Americans don´t pride themselves on acts of treachery, but there are times when we as a nation have betrayed people. (snip) the worst betrayal -- by far -- has been Obama´s enabling of full Iranian nuclear development, now about 36 days from 90% nuclear enrichment. Every American president since Harry S Truman has opposed the spread of nuclear weapons to regimes mad enough to use them. Before his death in 1953, Jozef Stalin was threatening to start a worldwide nuclear conflict, as Hitler and Japan would have done had they possessed nuclear weapons. After Stalin, the US and USSR arrived at
"Trayvon Martin´s Parents Are Planning a Book" -- so reads the headline of a gentle December 13 article in the New York Times.(snip)Martin´s parents have the opportunity to set the record straight. According to the Times, they intend "to write a book that gives the full picture of their son." If so, they would do the public a service if they discovered what it was that inspired Martin´s unprovoked attack on Zimmerman that rainy night in Florida. Now that the media have finally acknowledged the "knock out game," the parents might ask whether their son was playing that "game." To find
For a few hours, it looked like Americans would quietly accept the suspension of popular “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson for his unfiltered opinions about sin, sex, gays and blacks in a magazine interview. But then, as if on cue, hundreds of thousands of fans of the openly Christian, duck-hunting businessman took to social networks and started their backlash. As of Thursday night, more than 1.1 million people “liked” the “Stand With Phil Robertson” Facebook page, while about the same number had clicked their support for another Facebook page called “Boycott A&E Until Phil Robertson Is Put Back On Duck
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday morning as a “precaution” after feeling ill, a spokesman said, adding that doctors concluded "everything is normal" after testing. “Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better,” spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement. "Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today." The Senate is set to finish its business for the year on Friday.
Phil Robertson disrespected gay employees at A&E ... and THAT´S why he was sacked from "Duck Dynasty" ... sources connected with the network tell TMZ. We´re told A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc felt she could not in good conscience ask gay employees to kill themselves for a show when he disrespected them by calling them sinners. Our sources say ... gay employees involved in the production -- and there are a number of them -- were outraged by Phil´s comments to GQ and wanted Dubuc to give him the ax. We´re told Dubuc felt this way ... If Phil had made
The suspension of Phil Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty is outrageous in a nation that values freedom, according to social critic and openly gay, dissident feminist Camille Paglia. “I speak with authority here, because I was openly gay before the ‘Stonewall rebellion,’ when it cost you something to be so. And I personally feel as a libertarian that people have the right to free thought and free speech,” Paglia, a professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, said on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Thursday. “In a democratic country, people have the right to be homophobic as well as they have
Restaurant chain Cracker Barrel posted Friday night on its Facebook page that it would no longer carry some Duck Dynasty merchandise after Phil Robertson, of the "Duck Commander" company and family, was suspended from the show. The statement reads: Cracker Barrel’s mission is Pleasing People. We operate within the ideals of fairness, mutual respect and equal treatment of all people. These ideals are the core of our corporate culture. We continue to offer Duck Commander products in our stores. We removed selected products which we were concerned might offend some of our guests while we evaluate the situation.
The Obama administration Thursday night significantly relaxed the rules of the health-care law for millions of consumers whose individual insurance policies have been canceled, saying they could buy bare-bones health plans or entirely avoid the requirement that most Americans have health insurance. The surprise announcement, four days before the Dec. 23 deadline for people to choose coverage that begins on Jan. 1, triggered an immediate backlash from the health insurance industry and raised new fairness questions about a law intended to promote affordable and comprehensive coverage. “This type of last-minute change will cause tremendous instability in the marketplace and lead
Over the last several weeks the Obama White House has been executing a media blitz meant to sell Obamacare to the nation—again. As the final maneuver in that plan, the President is releasing several reports on how Obamacare will affect the states. His message: repealing Obamacare will just be too expensive. "These state reports mark the culmination of a multi-week effort by the White House and supporters of reform to bring a renewed refocus on each of these benefits and what the cost of repealing them would mean," a White House official told reporters at The Hill. Obamacare supporters crafted these reports to
The wrecking ball swung again toward the crumbling Obamacare edifice yesterday. Ironically, it continues to be the Obama administration that is operating the heavy machinery. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced, in the form of a letter to Democratic senators, that Obamacare’s individual mandate tax will be waived in 2014 for persons who had their policies canceled in 2013 due to Obamacare. At this point, after months of on-the-fly pronouncements, delays, and exemptions (often announced, not coincidentally, in the days just before a major national holiday), perhaps nothing should surprise us anymore about Obamacare’s disastrous rollout. But yesterday’s announcement
Former “American Idol” contestant Clay Aiken offered his thoughts on the scandal surrounding “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments on Thursday night, saying that such comments and attitudes are “built out of fear.” (Snip) “I think it certainly shows that we’ve got a long way to go when it comes to people being accepting and understanding,” Aiken, who came out as gay in 2008, said. “Homophobia, racism …. all of it’s built out of fear. All of it’s out of fear. And if you grow up in an area like Louisiana and you’re not exposed to diversity, then you
Olympic gold medalist Brian Boitano has announced he is gay. Boitano´s personal news comes two days after the figure skater was named to the official United States 2014 Sochi Olympics delegation by President Obama. "While I am proud to play a public role in representing the American Olympic Delegation as a former Olympic athlete, I have always reserved my private life for my family and friends and will continue to do so," Boitano, 50, said in an official statement. (Snip) Boitano joins tennis player Billie Jean King and Olympic ice hockey bronze medalist Caitlin Cahow as the third openly gay athlete
On Friday at the White House, President Obama lashed out at ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl and Fox News’ Ed Henry, explaining that he was self-critical enough that he did not need to hear critical questions from the two of them. “It’s not that I don’t engage in a lot of self-reflection here,” he said in response to a question from Karl. “I promise I beat myself up even worse than you or Ed Henry does, on any given day, but I’ve also got to wake up in the morning and make sure that I do better the next day.” Obama’s
The Robertson family of "Duck Dynasty" fame has rallied around its patriarch, saying his controversial comments on homosexuality are "grounded in the teachings of the Bible." But Scripture is fiercely contested ground, and some experts say Phil Robertson misinterprets a key Bible verse. A&E, the network that broadcasts the hugely popular "Duck Dynasty" show, suspended Robertson for a now infamous interview with GQ magazine. In the article, Robertson, who became a born-again Christian in the 1970s after a prodigal youth, is asked to define "sin." Here´s what Robertson says: “Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around