Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I Scooped John Perry by Over Six Months Re: Possible Military Coup of Obama

Today John L. Perry had an article at about a possible military coup to remove Barack Obama from office.  Perry wrote:
There is a remote, although gaining, possibility America’s military will intervene as a last resort to resolve the “Obama problem.” Don’t dismiss it as unrealistic.
Newsmax has since deleted the article in light of a firestorm of protest from both left and right.  Some blogs, like the Fence Sitters (aka "The Moderate Voice") are claiming that "Newsmax Calls for a Military Coup in the US."

Newsmax, of course, did nothing of the sort.  Kathy Katenburg should be ashamed of herself for such a misleading and mendacious article title.

I reviewed this same possibility of a military coup back in March in a post called "Is Barack Obama the New Salvatore Allende?"  Allende was a communist who was elected president of Chile back in 1970.  His ruin of the Chilean economy was so severe that eventually the military deposed him in a coup.  When people are starving in the streets they are far less likely to pay lip service to the nuances of democratic elections.  The military overthrew Allende, but they did so with the overwhelming support of the Chilean population.

I concluded that Obama would have to really screw things up to become the subject of a coup and we are nowhere close to that situation at this juncture.   A far more likely and practical strategy would be to remove him from office via the ballot box, after first rendering him politically impotent in office through the 2010 Congressional elections.

Clifton at Another Black Conservative has stated that the military has the Constitutional right to remove any government that grows tyrannical.  He writes:
Despite popular belief, America is not a democracy. America is a Constitutional Republic. As such, we are a nation of laws with the Constitution reigning supreme. This is also why our military swears allegiance to the Constitution and not to an elected official. Even the elected officials swear to uphold and defend the Constitution. So yes, the military can act against any president or congress that flat out thwarts the Constitution.
Read our founding documents and the words of our Founding Fathers and the message is clear, power does not rest with government but with the people. Our Founding Fathers gave us both tools and encouragement to over throw ANY government that grows tyrannical. This is why our words and our weapons take the number one and number two spots in the Amendments.
Now here is the shocking part, this kind of stuff has been true since the dawn of our government and so long as we keep our true rights and liberties, it will remain true until the end of time. So while talk of a military coup is shocking and scary, the military’s allegiance to the Constitution is just another check and balance in our form of government designed to keep a free people free.
Now lets get back to opposing those dreadful [Obama] policies the way Americans normally do, protest, protest, protest!
Clifton has made more sense on the Perry post than any other blogger I've seen today.  No wonder his blog star continues to rise.

Back in March my own conclusions were this:
Perhaps this country can survive the next two years until the next round of Congressional elections wherein a Republican majority can be seated; they can then stymie Obama's socialization program until we can kick him out in 2012. Or impeach him. By then I predict the Supreme Court will be a lot more interested in Obama's missing birth certificate than they are now.
Or, like Salvatore Allende, perhaps Barack Obama will awaken one morning to find the White House lawn covered with tanks and soldiers. I hope it never comes to that. But it could.

Mentally Ill Blogger Charles Johnson Hides Shrinking Numbers of New Members

Yesterday I was browsing the cached copy of Little Green Footballs (see my prior entry on how to do this) and noticed that Crackpot Charley had briefly opened the door for new members (called "hatchlings") to sign up.

Crackpot Charley used to post an invitation for new sign-ups, then close the window after 20 minutes or so.  He would then post something like this:  "126 new hatchlings in 22 minutes."

I notice that he is no longer revealing the number of new hatchlings.  Is that because there are so FEW nowadays, Charley?

Continue the ban on this hateful, lying jerk.  Don't read his blog directly or link to him.  If you have to read his blog, use the cache method.  Google Reader may also be an option.  In any case, use a method that does not increase the M.I. Blogger's hit count, Google or Alexa rank.  If you have to link to one of his articles (e.g. to refute it), link to the cached copy to avoid sending CC any traffic.

Let's keep Charley's Google rankings on a downward trend!  

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

If you just HAVE to visit "Little Green Footballs," here's the way to do it

If you have to visit "Little Green Footballs," there is a way to do it without incrementing Crackpot Charley's hit counter or increasing his Google or Alexa ratings.  Here's how:

1.  Go to

2.  Type this in the search window:
     Then press the "Google Search" button.  A very recent cached version of LGF will come up.

For users of Google Chrome browser the procedure can be done as above, or alternatively, in one simple step:  just type in your browser window and hit enter and the cached site will come up.

This will give you the cache (or saved) copy of Little Green Footballs.  You can read it, play any videos provided, all without giving Crackpot Charley any web credit for the visit.  If you must link to an LGF article, link to the cached version.  This will deny Charley any additional traffic.

I read LGF only rarely now as it has little to say that I consider important.  However, when I do, I will use the cache method described above.  You do it too.

Please feel free to repost this message on your blog.

Vlaams Belang: Good or Bad for Conservatives and the Anti-Jihad Movement?

A lot of the disagreement between Charles Johnson, Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller is over the Flemish party Vlaams Belang ("Flemish Interest").  CJ thinks that VB is fascist; the others do not.  A blogger friend of mine, who tends to agree with CJ on the VB issue, has stated that VB and one of its prominent members have ties to David Duke.  David Duke is a former Neo-Nazi and former head of the Ku Klux Klan -- a sad little man who despises Israel and has marinated his entire life in shame, hatred and bigotry.

I am in the process of doing my own independent research on Vlaams Belang.  So far I have not found any convincing evidence that they are remotely pro-fascist or racist.  As to the supposed David Duke connection, I found an illuminating post at Lawrence Auster's site View from the Right.  Auster says this:
Having seen Charles Johnson in action so many times against supposed "Euro-fascists," particularly the Flemish anti-Islamization party Vlaams Belang, we know his method very well: If you actually want to do something to protect the West from the spreading power of Islam, and not just absurdly complain about "Islamism," AND if you supposedly have some "link" to extremists, fascists, or Nazis, no matter how tenuous or non-existent the link may be, then you yourself are an extremist, fascist, or Nazi and are to be expelled from decent society; and, moreover, anyone who defends you from that false charge (such as journalists Paul Belien, Richard Miniter, and Diana West) is to be labeled a "fascist sympathizer" and also expelled from decent society; and, moreover, any commenters at Johnson's website, Little Green Footballs (including individuals who have been friends and supporters of Johnson's for years) who fail to agree with Johnson's smears are to be expelled forthwith from that website.
In the past, Johnson has accused VB leader Filip Dewinter of being a fascist for such offenses as having a small bookend on his shelf in the shape of a Celtic cross, and being interviewed by a radio program which on another occasion had interviewed David Duke. The latter incident was transformed by Johnson into:
Out of these many associations, here's one that's especially noxious; in February of this year, Vlaams Belang leaders Filip DeWinter and Frank Vanhecke appeared on a radio show called "The Political Cesspool" (a very apt title), promoted at the web site of notorious white supremacist David Duke.
Note that Dewinter and Vanhecke themselves had absolutely nothing to do with David Duke. But because they had been interviewed on the same radio program that (as Johnson pointed out) had also interviewed Duke, and because Duke promoted that station at his website in order to publicize his own interview, Dewinter and Vanhecke were somehow "associated" with David Duke and his neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic positions.
However, David Duke did spend the night with a VB member and her family while he was traveling in Europe.   Auster quotes VB sources as calling for the member's resignation.  Here's the story:
When David Duke attended a Euro-Rus conference in Dendermonde, Belgium, he stayed the weekend with a local Vlaams Belang council member. The council member, Karin Milik, and her husband Thierry De Rijcke (the personal bodyguard of party leader Filip deWinter) are close personal friends of David Duke. Other council members of Vlaams Belang in the city of Dendermonde are unhappy with this and are demanding the resignation of Karin Milik, but it seems the party leaders will let her get away with this if she admits her error.
Read it all here.  It is probable that Vlaams Belang has racists in its midst, but the same is true for both our Democrat and our Republican parties.  It is also true for the PTA, the Boy Scouts, the Church.  One bad apple does not necessarily spoil the whole barrel.

I will consider Filip de Winter as a separate research subject.  If his bodyguard is close friends with David Duke, then that throws suspicion on de Winter as well.  I am by no means convinced that de Winter is as "pure as the driven snow."  However, I am not convinced of his alleged racism either.

I have not yet reached a conclusion on VB.  However, Larry's article leads me to discount VB's alleged ties to David Duke.  If anyone reading this has more information one this subject, I would like to hear from you.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mary Baker tells what it was like to meet Glenn Beck

Mary Baker has an inspirational post up today.  She tells what it was like to be contacted by the Glenn Beck show, then flying to New York for the first time and meeting Glenn Beck.  She tells what Glenn Beck is really like in person.   It's a fascinating read and is called "Glenn Beck: Not a Mad Man, But an American Man."

Check it out.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Slain Yale student Annie Le laid to rest

Yale grad student Annie Le was buried yesterday in Green Valley Cemetery in Rescue, California.  Eighteen days after she was murdered she was finally laid to rest.

Annie had some things in common with my family.  Like my wife, Annie was a 4 foot eleven inch tall Asian Catholic and weighed 90 pounds.  She was born in San Jose, California where all three of my sons were born too.

I will be paying close attention to the trial of suspect Raymond Clark, the man believed to be Annie's murderer.  The burning question is:  why?

You never know where life's path will lead.  On the first of the month you may be looking forward to your future and enjoying life.  Three weeks later you are in your grave.  Make your life count, it can end at any time.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Teddy Roosevelt on "Hyphenated Americans"

Mary Baker's essay in American Thinker, "Why I am no longer an African American" reminded me of this famous quote from Theodore Roosevelt.
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. 
This is just as true of the man who puts “native” before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. 
But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else. 
The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English- Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian- Americans, or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality than with the other citizens of the American Republic. 
The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. 
Addressing the Knights of Columbus in New York City 
12 October 1915

Friday, September 25, 2009

Clifton's Friend Mary Baker Appears on Glenn Beck Show

One of my best blogging buddies is Clifton of Another Black Conservative.  One of his friends and linked allies is Mary Baker, a black woman and fellow conservative who blogs at this link.  Mary describes herself this way:
I am a mother of 7 children, six of whom are grown and one I am currently homeschooling. I blog because the world needs to hear the voices of those who are conservative in the blogsphere. As Conservatives, we must stop allowing liberals to have command of public opinion in America and around the world. We must make our voices and opinions known. I love to talk about the events in our world from a Christian or conservative prospective. We hold a very distinct view from our liberal counterparts and must compassionately and effectively present those distinctions to the masses.
Earlier this month Mary had a post that was published at American Thinker called "Why I am no longer an African American."  Eschewing ethnic identity politics, Mary decided she was just an American.  Period.

Today Mary appeared on the Glenn Beck show on national television.  The subject of the Glenn Beck show was to discuss the concerns of Tea Party (9/12 Project) moms.  The show was interrupted by Obama's speech from the G20 summit, but not before Mary was invited to speak by Glenn Beck.  She did a fine job and looked great on national television, too.

The show had Glenn Beck talking to a roomful of women.  He joked that the show looked more like the Oprah Winfrey show than the Glenn Beck show.  There were several other black moms in the group besides Mary.  The black conservative movement continues to grow.

Congratulations to Mary Baker for her success as a blogger and for her appearance on the Glenn Beck show.  We will try to embed the Fox video when it is available.

UPDATE: Here's the video; Mary appears at exactly 8:00 minutes in.

Robert Stacy McCain: "I have never advocated, endorsed or supported" racism

Over the last couple of weeks Robert S. McCain has been vigorously smeared as a "racist" and "white supremacist."  These smears were mostly disseminated  by the libel blogger Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, as well as one of his chief acolytes, Kejda Gjermani.

Today R.S. McCain denies any connection to racism, white supremacy or white separatism and gives some insights into how the Big Smear was started and propagated.   He explains in his post "Is It True What They Say About Stacy McCain?"  In an email to a commenter's question, he explained:
What often puzzles my left-wing adversaries is this: Despite all of these false smears on my good name, yet I continue to succeed as a journalist. This has at times caused people to accuse those who employ me of being complicit in some hateful doctrine -- call it "racism" or whatever -- that I am sure I've never advocated, endorsed or supported. The reason I continue to be employed however, is for my knowledge and skill as a researcher, writer, reporter and editor, and not for any mere opinion on any particular subject.
Something else, sir: PEOPLE KNOW ME. If I were a Klan/Nazi type, surely this would have come to someone's attention by now. What has happened, rather, is a this-that-and-the-other sort of recycling of the same familiar accusations, like the one you asked me about. Because people who know me understand that I am not a racial "supremacist" or "separatist" -- I have no theory or doctrine and am certainly no more "racist" than you are -- they do not allow themselves to be fooled or frightened into thinking that I live a secret double-life: Mild-mannered Clark Kent who ducks into a phone booth and emerges with the incredible superpowers of AryanMan!
It's a great post.  Read it all here.

However, be forewarned:  nothing that McCain can say will ever convince Crackpot Charley of LGF or his toadie Kedja Gjermani.  Their minds are made up.  They are one small, encircled enclave of the pure and righteous, surrounded on all sides by mythical Klansmen, Neo-Nazis, fascists and racist, snaggle-toothed hillbillies in overalls, spitting chewing tobacco, hoisting stone jugs of moonshine and smoking corncob pipes.

Actually, that last part about hillbillies sounds kind of fun (minus the racism, of course).

Susan Atkins, Manson Gang Killer, Dies in Prison

Susan Atkins has died in prison at age 61.  Atkins was infamous for her role in the Charles Manson "Helter Skelter" murders of August 1969.  The victims included actress Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Hollywood hairdresser Jay Sebring and others.  Most of the victims were stabbed to death in one of the most heinous crimes in California history.  The crime scene photos can be viewed here.  (Note:  These are not for the squeamish.)

Charles Manson and some of his followers were convicted of the murders and all but one sentenced to die in California's gas chamber.  However, their lives were spared in 1970 when the California Supreme Court vacated all death penalties pending a restructuring of the law.  Susan Atkins then moved from death row to a life in prison.

Over the next 38 years Susan Atkins was a model prisoner, taught and counseled other prisoners, became religious and painted some stunning artwork.  Her personal webpage can be viewed here.  Her site hints at a life that could have been happy, useful and productive, but for those horrible crimes.

Susan Atkins had brain cancer and last applied for parole at the beginning of this month (September 2009).  Her parole was denied.  See my previous post on Susan Atkins here.

The Manson followers illustrate the dangers of group-think and slavishly following a single charismatic leader.  Subordinating oneself to the dictates of a fanatic can lead to tragic results.

The Los Angeles Times has more at this link.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Glenn Beck PWNs Charles Johnson of "Little Green Footballs"

Yesterday Glenn Beck stated that a frog thrown into a boiling pot of water would jump out.  It's an old political metaphor.  So he apparently picks a live frog from a container, throws it into the boiling water and surprise!  It doesn't jump out.  The poor frog was apparently killed by the stunt.

Charles Johnson of LGF ranted on his blog about Glenn Beck being a "frog killer."  However, had he watched the Beck segment carefully, he would have learned that the frog was fake.  It was made of rubber.  Charley had been PWN'd by Glenn Beck, a man that Charley despises.  Here's the video (hat tip to

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bill Whittle on American Exceptionalism - a Must Read

Bill Whittle argues that if America is an "Empire," it's doing imperialism in reverse.  The truth is that America is the Anti-Empire.  And that's not the only thing that makes America exceptional.  America bashers take note.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

How to Deal With a Determined and Nasty Troll With a Tor Server

The Attack of the Pernicious Troll
In the past couple of weeks I came under attack by a particularly nasty leftist troll.  His MO is to post trackbacks to your posts with commentary that is extremely insulting to you personally.  His object is not so much to refute you as it is to express a raging hatred for conservatives and their views.  He is a very angry little man.  I have no desire to engage him or debate him because, frankly, I think he's nuts.  Also, he's not worth the time or trouble.  He wants to debate trivial and peripheral issues that have no impact on the outcome. I'd just as soon debate homeless winos or crack whores.

Banning Trolls from Commenting or Trackbacks
Hey, if you have a pernicious troll bugging you, no problem.  Just ban him from posting messages or trackbacks to your blog.  Problem solved.  But maybe not.  I banned the Nasty Troll and deleted his trackbacks only to discover them right back in a few hours.

Haloscan and other messaging services rely on the commenter's I.P. (Internet Protocol) address for banning purposes.  Whenever you log on to another site or send an email message or make a comment at a blog, your I.P. address is visible to the hosting site.  The host can tell your location from your I.P. address and identify you when you log on.  Haloscan and other messaging services allow you to ban obnoxious users based on their I.P. address.  But what if they are using a fake I.P. address, one that changes every time they log on?

Tor Servers:  the Revenge of the Trolls
It's possible to use a fake I.P. address every time you log onto a site so that you are not identifiable and cannot be banned.  You can do this by operating through a Tor server.  You can download Tor's software free and it enables you to hide your true I.P. address.  As the Tor website explains:
Tor protects you by bouncing your communications around a distributed network of relays run by volunteers all around the world: it prevents somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. Tor works with many of your existing applications, including web browsers, instant messaging clients, remote login, and other applications based on the TCP protocol.
Now internet anonymity can be a good thing for bloggers and web surfers in China, Iran or other totalitarian regimes.  Tor likes to cite that fact.  People can visit banned sites, communicate with each other and run blogs without the authorities being able to stop it or punish those involved.  Police doing online research into illegal sites can mask their true I.P. address from those under surveillance.

The negatives of masking your I.P. address, however, include being able to harass blogs that you don't like or agree with, to threaten other bloggers or pundits, to cyberstalk with impunity.  And, the target of your invective cannot ban you or escape from your righteous punishment.  That's what Nasty Troll was doing to me, just as he has done to other conservative bloggers.

There are other implications for anonymity:  can a Tor server allow miscreants to run online scams, distribute kiddie porn or illegally download copyrighted music and movies, without anyone (like the police) tracing them?  It would appear so.

How to Fight Trolls Hiding Behind Tor Servers
Trolls with Tor servers use borrowed I.P. addresses from relay sites on a worldwide network.  Hey, no problem, just ban all of the I.P. addresses from Tor relay sites.  I even found a list of them here.   However, there are currently 1,654 of them so you will be busy manually adding them to your ban list for some time.  No, it just isn't practical for individual bloggers. (However, I.T. managers can download scripts to load all of them into a ban list).

The most obvious solution for most bloggers is to turn on comment moderation.  No visitor comments will be posted until you approve them, and it doesn't matter if the commenter is using a Tor server or not.  Unfortunately, this option isn't currently available for blogger's or Haloscan's trackback system.  You will still have to detect and manually remove troll trackbacks, only to have them reappear numerous times.  There is, however, a current solution to this problem:  installing a better messaging system.

What you may want to do is intall JS-Kit's new community messaging system called ECHO.  For $12 a year you can obtain better message and trackback monitoring options that will disempower even Tor Trolls.  You can, for instance, require all trackbacks to your blog to be preapproved by you before they are posted on your site.  That feature alone will terminate any more harassment from my Nasty Troll.

Echo's system also gives you better ways to monitor commenters.   You can "white list" known commenters, allowing all of their comments to be posted without preapproval.   You can use language filters to automatically flag certain comments for moderation.   Trolls can be banned by I.P. address, as before, but also by user name.  With Echo you have more weapons with which to ban trolls, but without burdening your legitimate users with comment moderation.

Another feature I like is that you can turn off commenting on your posts if that becomes necessary.  Occasionally I have a commenter who insists on repeating the same arguments over and over again without adding anything new.  In cases like this I would like to terminate further commenting on this particular post.

Note to Haloscan Users
If you are using Haloscan, you don't need to do anything at this time.  Haloscan has been acquired by JS-Kit and will be migrated into the Echo system over the next few weeks.  That's the position I'm in; I will have to wait maybe a month before I can begin employing these weapons against my Nasty Troll.  For now I will have to enable comment moderation and check my trackbacks daily for unwanted comments or links.

But your days as my persecutor are coming to an end, Nasty Troll, and soon.

What is a Troll?  What do they want?  See this American Thinker article for a definition of Trolls, their tactics and goals.

Monday, September 21, 2009

How Smart Are College Students? Crowder Does U.C. Berkeley

Steven Crowder shows just how uninformed a lot of college students are -- even those attending a top ranked  university like University of California at Berkeley.  No wonder so many swallow the liberal line; they have no firm foundation on which to build.  Check out the students supporting Obamacare in memory of Ted Kennedy.  Crowder asks them if Mary Jo Kopechne is supporting it and the students say they don't know.  Another Berkeley student says her favorite U.S. president was Benjamin Franklin.

And these kids vote.  Scary.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Rush Limbaugh's Descriptions of Mark Potok of Southern Poverty Law Center

Note to bloggers who track these things. Here are some worthy quotes on Mark Potok, smear artist for The Southern Poverty Libel Center.  Rush called Potok a "kook," an "off the wall lunatic," "a despicable embarrassment of a human being" and a "bottom feeder."  Well said, Rush.  The exact quotes are below.

Rush Limbaugh said, on the air on September 18, 2009:
Now let's go to this Potok kook. This guy is a genuine, off-the-wall lunatic. He's at the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was on Hardboiled last night with Chris Matthews. And this guy Potok is an embarrassment of a human being.
Okay, so you there heard this despicable embarrassment of a human being, Mark Potok, from the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project.
So I'm doing a total parodic rant. I mean, the sarcasm is dripping -- And this bottom feeder at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Mark Potok, is putting it out there that I made a call for segregated buses. 
Note: The Southern Poverty Libel Center (also know as the Southern Poverty Law Center) is in the business of sliming conservatives and labeling as many as possible as racists, extremists, white-supremacists or haters. They do this based on the flimsiest of evidence, not even bothering to confirm whether their interpretation is true.

The SPLC is a hateful, false and mendacious organization with a far-left agenda. Libel and slander are their weapons of choice. They provide leftwing bloggers, pundits and websites with a false "expert" to quote from in support of their race-baiting, e.g., " The Southern Poverty Law Center, who tracks hate groups in the U.S.,  has identified Jesus Christ as a white separatist, extremist and racist." (This is a fictitious example. They actually haven't gotten around to Jesus yet.)

Finally, Rush Limbaugh has come out and told the truth about Mark Potok.  File these quotes away to use against Mark Potok the next time you need them.

A Note to Black Conservatives

I have noted, with happiness and satisfaction, the growing number of blacks who identify themselves and who blog as conservatives.  Since blacks and other minorities have long been a Democrat constituency, the left is concerned about it.   This is one of the reasons that they seek to categorize all Republican and conservative thought as somehow based on racism, white supremacy and race hatred.

Don't be fooled by these obnoxious phonies.  They don't mind keeping the black/white divide in full operation, with all its racial mistrust and suspicion.  The idea is to drive into the minds of black people, with constant repetition, their racial message to, at the very least, sow seeds of doubt.  Racial healing is bad for the Democrats; it must not be allowed to succeed, or they lose one of their primary bogey men.  The Rude News blog this week put it this way:  "The Race Card -- don't be a liberal without it."

Why do the Democrats do this?  Simple.  They don't have any strong counter arguments in support of socialism and appeasement, high taxes and huge government.  So they resort to slander.

If they can plant the seeds of doubt in your mind about your newly-chosen political loyalties, they will have won.  If you stay at home on election day they will have accomplished what they sought out to do.  Don't buy their race-baiting crap.  They are not your friends.

Rush Limbaugh on "Segregated Buses"; Mark Potok & the Southern Poverty Law Center

The left is trying to manufacture a new bogus controversy over Rush Limbaugh's "racism." Once again they have taken his remarks out of context and presented them as if Rush meant them literally. This time it was because Rush sarcastically remarked that maybe we should bring back segregated buses so white kids wouldn't insult black thugs by their very existence.

Today leftist blogs are having a feeding frenzy over the non-fact that Rush Limbaugh has "called for segregated buses."  The usual suspects have weighed in, including Crazy Chucky at Little Green Goofballs and Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Libel Center. (I notice that Chucky's remarks indicate that he is feeling the heat from the conservative boycott of his site.)

One good thing that has come out of this latest leftwing slime attack is that Rush has taken off the gloves and described Mark Potok for the phony scam artist and libelous liar that he is.

Here is Rush's transcript and rebuttal of the smear.
RUSH: During the break Mr. Snerdley showed me a website that a friend of his had alerted him to. Apparently it has taken hold out there that when discussing Obama's America as it relates to the school bus incident -- where was that? That was in Belleville, right? Belleville, Illinois -- playing off the Newsweek story of, you know, all white kids are born racists. I did a whole routine here on, "Well, maybe we need to segregate the buses and so forth," in a joking fashion. And this guy at the Southern Poverty Law Center, this Mark Plotkin... Is that his name? What...? Mark Potok. Mark Potok says that I want to segregate buses! We're going to get to what he said and what I said but I want to preface it or precede it with Howard Dean last night on MSNBC. He was asked if he shares Pelosi's concerns over the wave of violence we all know is just waiting to break out.
DEAN:  There's a lot of money to be made in passing out hate of the kind that Rush Limbaugh is just doing.  Rush Limbaugh, look, he's always an entertainer, but he's way over the line.  And this is a long -- there's a long, unfortunate American tradition of this, going back to Father Coughlin and people before that. Just in... They appeal to the very worst in people.  They appeal to the -- to, uhh, the side of all of us that is about anger and fear and hatred, and they empower it, and it is an evil thing to do, and it's very, very bad for the country. But for a long time these people have put themselves and their wallets way ahead of America.  They pretend to be patriots, but they're not patriotic at all.
RUSH: There you have it. (laughing) Dr. Howard Dean, the former leader of the Democrat National Committee. See, they're setting this up. They've been desiring to write this story for 18 or 19 years now. They do it. Even when it's not true, they write it. "Limbaugh! Limbaugh inspires violence, angry white men." Yeah, to oppose health care, not only is it racist now, it's unpatriotic to oppose socialized medicine. (laughing) These people are kooks. They're nuts. Now let's go to this Potok kook. This guy is a genuine, off-the-wall lunatic. He's at the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was on Hardboiled last night with Chris Matthews. And this guy Potok is an embarrassment of a human being. He's claiming that I actually want segregation on buses. (laughing) Matthews said, "What is it in the atmosphere allows a person to feel comfortable showing up at a political event carrying a gun? Maybe two guns, letting people know they're armed? What is it in the atmosphere that let's a person bring a sign that compares the president to an animal or to a Nazi?" Chris, Pelosi got the Nazi thing going, dude! "What is it that makes them feel comfortable doing that kind of crap in public, Mark? I wonder if it isn't the atmosphere of language that's being used today. Your thoughts, sir, Mark Potok?"
POTOK: Yesterday Rush Limbaugh was on the air talking about an incident in which black kids attacked a white kid on a school bus, an incident the police said was not racially motivated and saying that what we need are segregated buses -- that this is the only way, I suppose, that white people can be protected from black people. I think when we have characters like Limbaugh saying that on the air to millions of Americans, many of whom actually revere the man, you know, it's not surprising that people feel that, uh, you know, the race wars around the corner and that, uh, we're allowed to say these kinds of things.
RUSH: It's incredible. (laughing) This whole race tumult is being orchestrated and run out of the White House straight out of Rahm Emanuel and Axelrod's office. They are promoting it; they are encouraging it. Isn't it amazing? You have black kids who beat up a white kid on a school bus. That's not racism. You have half the country criticizing a socialist health care plan, and that is racism. Okay, so you there heard this despicable embarrassment of a human being, Mark Potok, from the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project. Now, here's the comment I made in context, in response to a caller, obviously not a call for segregation.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Hey, I just was commenting on the Belleville incident with the kids on the bus. You're right. They did report that last night as being racially motivated, but I just heard the news before your show started and the police chief over -- I think he was a police chief, some law enforcement -- there said that after further investigation of it would be not racially motivated. He said he should have been more professional before he commented on it and investigated it more before he decided and stated that it was racially motivated.
RUSH: Well, did he say why, in Obama's America, that incident with the white kid getting beat up on the black school bus was not racially motivated?
CALLER: I didn't hear him comment about that. No, sir.
RUSH: Because we've seen the videotape. Have you seen the videotape?
CALLER: Oh, yeah, sure.
RUSH: We can't hear what's being said.
RUSH: So we don't know what obvious taunts this lone white student was dishing out to the whole bus.
CALLER: Right.
RUSH: We don't know what obvious taunts.
CALLER: Right.
RUSH: Worse than the obvious verbal taunts, we all know the racism that was in the kid's mind. I mean Newsweek magazine says he was born a racist. So you know the white kid is sitting there thinking N-word and all kinds of things being surrounded by these black students. They knew that. They knew that and so they just descended on the kid and beat him up. We've seen the videotape. What did the police chief investigate?
CALLER: He did not comment on anything other than he said more investigations shows that it was not racially motivated.
RUSH: I think the guy is wrong. I think not only was it racism, it's justifiable racism.
RUSH: I mean, that's the lesson that we're being taught here today. Kid shouldn't have been on the bus anyway.
CALLER: Right.
RUSH: We need segregated buses. It was invading of space and so forth. This is Obama's America.
RUSH: So I'm doing a total parodic rant. I mean, the sarcasm is dripping -- And this bottom feeder at the Southern Poverty Law Center, Mark Potok, is putting it out there that I made a call for segregated buses.

A Job-Seeker's Cover Letter in the Age of Obama

I've been out of work for three months now.  I have applied for many jobs without so much as a How-de-Do from employers.  Today I applied for a position with a CPA firm.  I know that my application will be lost in a pile of other desperate job-seekers, so I thought, "what the hell?"  I decided to just be honest and say what I felt.  If I am ignored it will be no different than from all my other applications.  Here's the cover letter I emailed to the employer:

Hi guys,

Would you consider hiring an experienced CPA on a contract basis? I think I may be overqualified to hire on a perm basis, but you can decide that.

My experience includes both tax, audit and accounting, and lately, a lot of consulting in accounting and SOX.

Right now I am taking a 40 hour CPE course in individual taxation to get up to speed on all the changes for 2009. I am somewhat of a geezer, which is only a problem if my duties include taking your teenage daughter to the prom or explaining hip hop music to GenYers. Otherwise, I am good to go! I love computers and high tech, am very much up to date on computers and software, have advanced Excel skills and great communication skills. Also, I get along well with people and clients.

For the next few days you can reach me at my cell phone (408) XXX-XXXX and, assuming I don’t get some work soon, underneath the nearest highway overpass where I will be living in a cardboard box. (Don’t you just love this economy??)

Excuse the humor. I am usually as serious as a heart attack but that hasn’t worked so far.


Stogie Chomper

P.S. My resume is attached. Don’t hold it against me.
Let them ignore me, at least Mrs. Chomper and I had a riotously good laugh over what I wrote.

I'd better get back to studying taxes. I will need to reopen my accounting practice when the busy season starts and I need the knowledge.

Time Magazine: Covers for Propaganda

Clifton of Another Black Conservative asked me to write a guest article for his blog.  It's called "The Propaganda of Time Magazine Covers."  The latest Time visual propaganda was the cover featuring Glenn Beck sticking his tongue out.  However, this was only one in a long line of anti-Republican themes.

Over at Another Black Conservative I link to several of the more obnoxious Time covers of the past.  Read it here.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Annie Le's Body Returned to California for Burial

Annie Le's body has been returned to California for burial.  She was from Placerville, California, just east of Sacramento.  Those who wish to send flowers or condolences to her family can send them here:
Family of Annie Le
c/o Green Valley Mortuary
3004 Alexandrite Road
Rescue, California 95672
Go with God, Annie.

Update:  Annie will be laid to rest in Green Valley Cemetery in Rescue, California on Saturday, September 26.  Her funeral will be a private family ceremony.

You can sign her online guestbook at this link.

Dan Rather Kidnaps Charles Johnson, Posts Leftist Rants to Little Green Footballs

This is truly shocking.  We will be organizing a search party to find Charles Johnson before Rather has his way with him.

Read all about it here.

via: The Jawa Report
via:  The Nose on Your Face

Friday, September 18, 2009

How to Tell If You're a Racist

Click on image to see it full size.

Hat tip: Powerline
Via:  Missourah

Annie Le and Jonathan Widawsky: A Photo and My Thoughts

The story of Annie Le, the Yale grad student who was murdered September 8, is a sad one. She was to be married to Columbia grad student Jonathan Widawsky on September 13. That date was to have been a very special one in her life. Ironically, it was the date police found her body hidden in a basement laboratory at Yale University.

Annie was, in many ways, similar to my own wife. Annie was 4' 11", the same height as my wife, Asian like my wife, and weighed only 90 pounds, the same weight as my wife when we were married. (Mrs. Chomper has since gained a little, to a whopping 110 pounds.)

Annie was a very lovely young woman with great promise. I can only imagine how terrible this is for her family, her friends and her fiancé.

The evidence against Raymond Clark, a lab technician, appears solid. Swipe cards for restricted entrance are a key control in businesses and universities.  They are plastic cards with magnetic coding that are passed in front of an electronic reader.  The system will unlock the door only for authorized personnel.  Entries and exits to buildings and rooms are monitored and recorded in the computer system, with the individuals specifically identified as well as the exact date and time of entry and exit. Clark's swipe card records show that he entered the room where Annie was working, but there is no record of Annie ever leaving that room. These records confirm that Clark was the last person to see Annie alive.

An hour after Annie entered the lab, swipe card records show Clark wandering the building from room to room in a haphazard fashion, even to areas where he didn't work. Finally, DNA evidence showed that Annie's blood was on Clark's shoes, and her hair and DNA on his clothes.

Clark is innocent until proven guilty but the case, at this stage anyway, appears open and shut. Clark may very well have ended Annie Le's life, but if so he also has ended his own. Because life behind bars isn't much of a life.

Photo:  Annie Le and Jonathan Widawsky.  The original picture (#4 of 28) was too light and faded.  I used Photoshop techniques to sharpen and darken the photo.

Related news stories:
1. DNA and other evidence against Raymond Clark
2.  Scratches found on Raymond Clark's chest, back and arms

Update:  Annie will be laid to rest in Green Valley Cemetery in Rescue, California on Saturday, September 26.  Her funeral will be a private family ceremony.

You can sign her online guestbook at this link.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Racism, Shmacism: Has Newsweek Gone Too Far?

Has Newsweek has gone too far?  I can't take the chance.  Shredded curtains and barfed-up hairballs are bad enough but racism?

Not in my house, kitty.  You start sensitivity training next week.

Update:  The Other McCain has a shocking picture of an angry racist feline.  Charles Johnson could not be reached for comment.

Update:  Reader Contento has uncovered a Fascist Feline plot.

The Changing Masthead of Little Green Footballs: Jihadis No Longer the Enemy?

Back in March 2007, the celebrated conservative cartoonists Cox and Forkum designed a new masthead for Little Green Footballs.  It's the one on the bottom of the attached image.  It showed a radical leftist and a Jihadi terrorist reacting in horror to the little green football bouncing in their direction.

The image on top is LGF's current masthead with the figures removed.

The removal is actually appropriate in an unfortunate way:  radical leftists and Jihadi terrorists no longer have anything to fear from Little Green Footballs.  Sad.

A Poem, by Henry Gibson (1935 - 2009)

The Alligator
A Poem, By Henry Gibson.

The Alligator is my pal
He could be your pal, too.
He will if you'll just understand
That he's got feelings too.

The alligator is my friend
He likes to wink and flirt
I'd rather have him as my friend
Than wear him on my shirt

The alligator ate my friend
He can eat your friend too
If only you would understand
That he needs protein too.

He loves to play and swim about
He never sings the blues
You'd like him better as a friend
Than wearing him as shoes.

Alligator! Alligator! Alligator!
He could be your friend
Could be your friend
Could be your friend

(Too young to remember Henry Gibson?  It's a sixties thing. You wouldn't understand.)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

R.S. McCain Mistakes Charles Johnson's Ass for a Soccer Ball

McCain finally gets his fill of Crazy Chucky and wails on him tonight.  And it ain't pretty:

Andrew Jackson's mother advises this response to Charles Johnson's lies.

Go Stacy!!

VDare Shoots Self In Foot, Reloads

Yesterday I wrote about Paul Craig Roberts of and his article supporting 9/11 "Truth" at Paul Buchanan's paleocon website.

Today Lawrence Auster of View from the Right weighs in.  He writes:
In a long article at Vdare, Paul Craig Roberts, a regular writer at that site and close friend of its editor, Peter Brimelow, argues that the flames started by the explosion of the airliners as they crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center could not have weakened the structural steel and caused the buildings to fall. Therefore, continues Roberts, in addition to the planes flown by Muslim hijackers, there had to have been explosives planted inside the buildings set to go off shortly after the planes crashed into them, a fact that the U.S. government has been furiously covering up for the past eight years, because it was the U.S. government itself, led at the time by George W. Bush, that planted the explosives, organized the 9/11 attack, and worked in concert with Muhammad Atta, Khalid Sheik Muhammad, Osama bin Laden to carry the attacks off.
Isn't it great the way Vdare not only serves as the cutting edge of the immigration restriction movement, but also keeps finding new ways to raise the profile of immigration restrictionism so that more and more of America's best minds will be drawn to it? Who but Peter Brimelow could have thought of the genius stroke of combining immigration restrictionism with 9/11 Trutherism, as a way of bringing restrictionism from the despised margins into the American mainstream?
Needless to say, Larry's second paragraph is pure sarcasm.  Read it all here.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Glenn Beck Boycott a Failure for the Left; Little or No Effect on Ad Revenue

Some leftist organization called Color of Change organized a boycott of Glenn Beck's Fox News show a few weeks ago.  They are now claiming that Fox has lost 50% of its revenues as major advertisers pull out.  However, Fox News says those figures were released by "Color of Change" and are wildly inaccurate.  Fox News says there has been no loss of revenue as a result of the lib temper tantrum.

Leftist websites have been crowing about their great victory over free speech for the past two days.  Sorry to rain on your parade, Libtards, but it's just another left wing illusion.  Meanwhile, Beck's viewing audience continues its rapid growth unabated.

Read what Fox News says about the failed boycott here.

Also, see a related article here.

Pat Buchanan Embarrasses Himself....Again

Pat Buchanan apparently has a website called "Right From the Beginning."  The site only emphasizes that Buchanan is a weird duck who should be avoided.  His site is a paleocon site and I have always considered paleocons to be fairly nuts.

Currently the site has an article by Paul Craig Roberts (of in support of the 911 Truther Movement, the nutcases who assert that we were not attacked at all on 9/11, that the twin towers were blown up by the Bush Administration to get us into a war for oil.  In his article "Propaganda Trumps Truth," Roberts writes:
The staying power of the Big Lie is the barrier through which the 9/11 Truth Movement is finding it difficult to break. The assertion that the 9/11 Truth Movement consists of conspiracy theorists and crackpots is obviously untrue. The leaders of the movement are highly qualified professionals, such as demolition experts, physicists, structural architects, engineers, pilots, and former high officials in the government. Unlike their critics parroting the government’s line, they know what they are talking about.
If that's what they believe over at, remind me to never visit.

Buchanan's site has all the usual suspects. Justin Raimondo, a very strange individual, is prominent at Buchanan's site.  He runs, a pacifist site often linked to by Michael Moore.  Raimondo once stated that, in the war between America and Japan, the wrong side won.  He has espoused 911 trutherism from the beginning.  He defends Van Jones and refers to Glenn Beck as a "Fox News Nut Job."  Google this guy and all sorts of strange stuff comes up.  This is conservatism?  I don't think so.

You would be hard pressed to discern between Antiwar's dogma and that of the far left.  Buchanan's site also has articles and writers from, a site I stopped visiting years ago because of their strange views and leftist ties (a couple of year's back Lew Rockwell even had an affair with Cindy Sheehan, the far left mother who lost a son in Iraq.  Search my blog for details.)

Paleocons of the Buchanan/Lew Rockwell stripe have long impressed me with their similarities to the far left. They think that "the American empire" is a tyranny and that we were the aggressors in every war.  They are extreme pacifists in the face of aggression, apologize for those who attacked us, delude themselves with conspiracy theories and may be holocaust deniers.  I suspect that they are also anti-semitic.  Buchanan has long opposed any support for Israel.

These folks are neither our allies nor our friends.  Give them a wide berth.

BAN CHARLES JOHNSON: Don't Read or Link to "Little Green Footballs"

Are you one of the MANY commenters at Little Green Footballs who were BANNED because:
  • You voted up or down on a post or comment
  • You disagreed with Charles Johnson about something
  • You used a term that Charles Johnson doesn't like, e.g. "feminazis"
  • You are a religious person
  • You believe in Intelligent Design
  • You want to see Barack Obama's birth certificate
  • You are friends with Pam Geller, Robert Spencer or Robert S. McCain
  • You left a comment on a blog that Charley doesn't like
  • You have doubts about the theory of evolution
  • You asked Charles an embarrassing question, e.g. "why do you ban so many people for frivolous reasons?"
Lately Charles Johnson has moved left and has begun a vicious smear campaign against conservative bloggers and pundits.  However, the blogosphere can do something about Charley's hateful and unethical behavior, and that is to BAN HIM BACK.  Don't read or link to "Little Green Footballs."  Run the "Ban Charles Johnson" graphic located at this link.  Pass this message on to all bloggers that you know.

Note:  These three "Ban" graphics are free for your use.  Download the background color that goes best with your blog.

A Chat with Robert Stacy McCain About Charles Johnson

Stacy McCain called me last night and we chatted about Charles Johnson's slander campaign.  Stacy wasn't as concerned about it as I was.  He has been slandered before, as have most other conservative authors, pundits and politicians.  The smear of "RAAAAACISM" (note it always must be spelled with 5 A's) has become the Left's automatic response to every question and controversy.  Rush Limbaugh has covered the topic today in his article "Desperate Liberals Cry Racism."

Slander has long been a major weapon of the Left.  Ann Coulter wrote a book about it.  Now that Charles Johnson has moved left, his blogging has become increasingly slanderous.  One of his targets is Robert Spencer, a scholar of Islamic studies who runs Jihad Watch.  Spencer has aptly described Charles Johnson as a "libel blogger."  Someone needs to sue Charley's ass off and make an example of him.

Through Stacy's blog "The Other McCain" I have met some interesting conservatives whom I consider friends:  Clifton of Another Black Conservative; Cynthia Yockey, a Conservative Lesbian; and Left Coast Rebel, a fellow Californian.  All of these people think of R.S. McCain as a mentor, a leader and a friend.  McCain's crowd is a pretty diverse lot.  I guess they didn't get the memo from Charles Johnson about McCain's "bigotry."

Image:  Charles Johnson is famous for banning hundreds of his registered members for frivolous reasons.  He sits at his keyboard all day hitting the delete button.  Now you have the chance to give back to Charley.  Copy the above graphic and post it to your blog or website.  Let it go viral.  Ban Charles Johnson as he has banned so many others.  DON'T READ OR LINK TO LITTLE GREEN FOOTBALLS.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze, 1952 - 2009

Patrick Swayze has died.  I really respected him as an actor and always enjoyed his performances.  I especially liked him in the TV miniseries, "North and South," where he played a Confederate cavalry officer.

In the movie "Ghost" he played a businessman who was murdered by a corrupt partner.  The end of the film shows his spirit passing over into Heaven.  Looks like he's playing that role for real now.

God bless, Patrick.

Charles Johnson Rides Into the Sunset

oodbye Little Green Footballs, Hello Powerline

The author of the post (John Rohan) shows his conversation with CJ via screen captures of their online comments.  Rohan wants to know why CJ bans so many of his registered users for seemingly frivolous reasons, including voting a comment up or down or disagreeing with CJ.  CJ's responses are interesting and paranoid.  Finally, CJ bans Rohan for asking too many embarrassing questions.

Johnson's behavior continues to be alarming and strange.  I am reminded of Humphrey Bogart's portrayal of Captain Queeg in "The Caine Mutiny."  (Queeg was the captain of a U.S. Navy ship who was relieved of command after exhibiting unstable behavior.)

Rohan once had a productive and beneficial association with Little Green Footballs, which he describes fully, and is sad to see what LGF has become.  However, in the end he has to just pull the plug.  The patient cannot be resuscitated.  He deletes his link to Little Green Footballs (as so many of us have done over the past year or so) and substitutes a new one for Powerline (who deleted their LGF link just last week).

Rohan takes no joy in ending his association with LGF.  He notes that, while the liberals have a number of large blogs like Huffington Post, Move-On and Democrat Underground, we conservatives have fewer and smaller sites.  The conservative movement suffered when Charles Johnson's brain went South.  But Charley has rode into the sunset and it's time to find a new and better horse to hitch our wagons to.

I deleted my link to LGF months ago.  Have you?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

How Maureen Dowd Can Hear Better

"Does this tinfoil hat make my butt look big?"
Maureen Dowd, leftwing ideologue posing as a columnist for the New York Times, said this about the Joe Wilson affair:
Surrounded by middle-aged white guys — a sepia snapshot of the days when such pols ran Washington like their own men’s club — Joe Wilson yelled “You lie!” at a president who didn’t.

But, fair or not, what I heard was an unspoken word in the air: You lie, boy!
My advice:
If you want to hear better, Maureen, try pulling your head out of your ass.

Related Post:  Maureen Dowd Joins the RAAAAACISM Industrial Complex (Another Black Conservative)
Image:  In this photo Dowd is asking "Does this tinfoil hat make my butt look big?"
Nah,  it already looks big.

Robert Stacy McCain: I Know Him Better Than Charles Johnson Does

This week Robert Stacy McCain of "The Other McCain" was denounced as a "White Supremacist" by Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs.  Over the past year or so Johnson appears to be undergoing some kind of mental breakdown:  he has renounced previous conservative allies like Michelle Malkin, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.  Read through his blog and see for yourself:  the tone seems nearly hysterical, like a conspiracy nut trying desperately to convince the world of his irrational world view.
Stacy, as his friends like to call him, has written three rebuttals to Johnson:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has slimed Stacy in the past, just as they have libeled other conservatives, with the "racist" or "white supremacist" label, including David Horowitz and Michelle Malkin.  Stacy says he will not write about how this all came about unless he is paid to do so.  However, I know some of the back story that few others do, because I went through it with Stacy.

In the 1990's we were involved in heritage groups dedicated to refuting and rebutting Yankee historians and modern day enemies over what the Southern Confederacy was and what it means to us.  We were both members of a heritage group, the League of the South, that has also subsequently been slimed by the SPLC.  

Stacy and I were involved in online discussions (aka "the great listserv debates") with a large group of interested people and, of course, the issue of race and race relations came up and was hotly debated.  Should blacks, Jews and others be allowed into our fold?  Stacy, I and others said, "absolutely!"  There were some bigots in the group who wanted to add a racial component to our movement but Stacy (and I and others) strenuously opposed it.  Stacy was an outspoken leader of the non-racist faction; he denounced racism as dishonorable and wrong.  We fought the bigots together and took a lot of heat for our stand.  Nevertheless, a New York Press reporter named Michaelangelo Signorile misattributed another's comments on interracial marriage to McCain.  These errors were subsequently picked up by other bloggers (as well as the SPLC) and spread.  Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs is the most recent purveyor of these falsehoods.
AllExperts, an online encyclopedia, corrects the record, noting:
Signorile claimed McCain had posted this to a site called Reclaiming the South. In fact, that site is maintained by [White Supremacist] Dennis Wheeler, who posted emails by McCain, George Kalas, Gary Waltrip and others, from a debate on a private email list. McCain, Kalas, Waltrip, et al., strongly criticized Wheeler's efforts to get the League of the South (then known as the Southern League) to adopt Wheeler's own white separatist views. McCain wrote of such racial views: "[W]e should not stomach the promulgation of odious and hateful doctrines. We must reject all such doctrines. The truth is not in them." 
Despite McCain's protests about the errors in Signorile's column [2], the errors continued to be repeated by other bloggers, some of whom further falsely attributed to McCain words written by League of the South president Michael Hill. [3]
One of the subjects discussed in the above debates was the book "The Bell Curve," which purported to show that blacks had a lower average IQ than other racial groups.  Stacy refused to believe it, saying he did not believe that God would do such a thing to black people.  In fact, he brought up other authors and books to refute the Bell Curve.  If that's "racism" I'll eat my Confederate flag.

In fact, if Robert Stacy McCain is a "racist" or "white supremacist," I will personally show up on Charles Johnson's doorstep and kiss his ass with a loud, slobbery smack.  

Robert Stacy McCain is a fine man of outstanding character and hasn't a trace of racism or white-supremacist philosophy anywhere in his soul.  I know, because I knew him and worked with him long before most of you ever heard his name.  He has consistently supported racial equality and opposed race hatred. 

Charles Johnson, whatever else he may be or believe, is a reckless and careless reporter.  He deserves no credibility whatsoever.

Thoughts on the Great DC Tea Party of 9/12 2009

The tea party protest in DC yesterday was a smashing success.  It's interesting to see the Left's usual Machiavellian strategies to counter the bad publicity this generated for the Democrats.

Here's the way I see it:
1.  Although the UK Daily Mail Online reported that the attendance was in the neighborhood of 2 million people, the Democrat media is today spinning much lower numbers, e.g. 70,000 people.  The lefttards are claiming that the video cam webshots showing a much larger crowd were somehow faked.  Michelle Malkin refutes this B.S. here.

2.  Leftwing blogs like Matthew Ygelsias and Think Progress are trying to spin the protests as "racist" and/or "extremist."  They have published a photo of one woman carrying a cheap, silk Confederate flag, like the kind you can buy in novelty shops.  The Confederate flag means many things to many people.  For bikers and many others it is a symbol of rebellion; for Sons of Confederate Veterans, a cherished symbol of home, family and heritage; for liberals, a symbol of racism.

Whoever took the photo apparently did not ask the woman what the flag meant to her and the Left just assumes it was meant to be symbolic of race hatred.  (There's always the very real possibility that the woman was a leftist posing for a propaganda photo -- remember the union thugs showing up at previous protests with signs depicting Obama as a Nazi?).

In any case, let's assume that the lady really was a racist.  So one out of 2 million protesters proves the whole crowd was "racist"?  Drawing a general conclusion from a specific example is a logical fallacy; but no one has ever accused the Left of being logical -- or ethical for that matter.

Powerline discusses CNN's shameful race propaganda here and convincingly refutes it.

3.  Other lefties, like Alan Colmes, are trying to spin the rally as being a creation of big corporations and not really a "grass roots" uprising.  The idea is to taint the rally's success as being somehow illegitimate.

4.  The left continues to use faked "evidence" that the protesters were hate-filled extremists.  Alan Colmes and one other website ran a dubious photo of a "protester sign" that read "Bury Obamacare with Kennedy."  Allegedly the poster was being handed out to the masses at the intersection of 14th Street and E Street NW.  However, the photo of the alleged poster appeared to be a photograph of a computer screen; there were no photos of the alleged poster being handed out or used by anyone at the rally.  Conclusions:  another fake by the mendacious Left.

5.  The Tea Party protesters are hypocritical because they didn't organize mass protests against Bush when he was running up the deficit.  However, one commenter at the Kansas City Star noted that there is a difference between 63 and 173 miles per hour.  Obama has quadrupled the deficit in only eight months in office with greater deficits planned.  Further, the GOP's base did protest the Bush deficits by staying home on election day, 2006 -- thus returning control of Congress to the Democrats.

In summary, the left is trying to spin the DC Tea Party as this:
1.  The crowd was much smaller than reported
2.  The crowd was "racist," "hateful" or "extremist"
3.  The tea party protesters are hypocritical and follow a different standard for Obama than they did for Bush
3.  The crowd was organized by corporations or other nefarious groups, not a true "grassroots" movement, and not representative of the majority of Americans (in other words, illegitimate).

Today all leftwing blog commenters, mainstream media and Democrat talking heads are attempting to spin the DC rally using the above talking points.  They fight an uphill battle, for one good reason:  the DC rally really is a grassroots movement and reflects a genuine rejection of Obama's socialist policies.  It is hard to see how that will translate into more Democrat votes when it counts.

Image Credit:  Left Coast Rebel via KOOK's Manifesto
Via:  Michelle Malkin
Via:  Memeorandum