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Sen. Robert Byrd, Racism and the Liberal Whitewash
"I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side… Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds." - So wrote Robert Byrd in a 1944 letter to then-Mississippi Senator Theodore Bilbo
Even though the Democrats are twisting themselves into pretzels trying to rehabilitate Byrd the facts remain, as they say, stubborn things:
Yes, Byrd was a racist through and through. Unlike Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms he was granted MSM and Democrat absolution.
Byrd was a Kleagle (a Klan recruiter) and a Grand Cyclops in the Klan. Even after he resigned from the Klan, Byrd still had a soft spot for his hooded bretheren, writing to the Klan's Imperial Wizard in 1946: "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia."
Byrd filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as to have voted against it after cloture along with 18 other Democrats
Byrd cited the late Georgia Senator Richard Russell as his mentor. Russell was a signer of the infamous 1956 Southern Manifesto opposing Brown v. Board of Education -- in the name of the Constitution, of course.
Also signing the Southern Manifesto was the late Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina. Like Byrd, Ervin was resurrected as a heroic "southern lawyer"in the eyes of the MSM. Ervin was born again during his chairmanship of the Senate Watergate Committee in 1973. As with Senator Byrd, all was forgiven and forgotten when he became useful to the message of the day propounded by the MSM.
The Liberal Whitewash begins:
The Associated Press:
The AP reported that as a young man, he was a member of the Ku Klux Klan for a "brief period", and he joined Southern Democrats in an unsuccessful filibuster against the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act.
"There are a lot of people who wrote these eulogies for Senator Byrd, and the newspapers, and I read a bunch of them. And they mentioned that he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan. And what does that mean?
I'll tell what you it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollers of West Virginia. He was trying to get elected. And maybe he did something he shouldn't have done, and he spent the rest of his life making it up. And that's what a good person does.
There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians." One must wonder of Clinton was actually talking about himself...where's that blue-stained dress Bill?
Our Fraudinator-in-Chief said Byrd's life was one that was "bent toward justice." He says even though Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan as a youth, the senator showed "a capacity to change, a capacity to learn."
Any excuse to protect one of their own and whitewash history. But that is what progressives do. In liberal-land, as long as you apologize, you are forever cleansed of guilt.
Not so when it comes to Republicans.
When Republican Sen. Strom Thurmond died, the MSM was quick to stress his segregationist past. The New York Times ran the headline "Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100," leaving readers to imagine the South Carolinian had remained an advocate of segregation. The very first line of USA Today's story described Thurmond as "the nation's most prominent segregationist."
Strange how the MSM can suddenly become reticent about mentioning someone's segregationist past when the late politician in question is a Democrat. On Morning Joe today, Mark Halperin and Mike Barnicle used elliptical language worthy of a State Department dispatch to avoid mentioning that Byrd had been a member and leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
When Trent Lott made some remarks offensive to the race-obsessed MSM at Thurmond's 100th birthday party he had to give up his Majority Leader position in the Senate.
Jesse Helms, five-time Republican senator from North Carolina, throughout his tenure as United States Senator was known for his conservative principles, including his support for a strong defense, individual rights, the oppressed, and support for freedom. Like most conservative politicians who eschew political correctness, Helms was a staunch advocate for equality under law, but due to his Southern background and incorrect party affiliation, his positions were misrepresented through typically biased reporting.
Helms, like Byrd, opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Helms also opposed extending the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Helms, like Byrd, came to see the error of his ways but was not forgiven by the hypocritical MSM because he was a conservative and Republican.
Liberal Racism, Harry Reid or "The Content of Their Character? - Part 3
GOP Chairman Michael Steele and other Republicans accused Democrats and the lamestream media of a double standard, saying they accepted Sen. Harry Reid’s apology for racial comments about President Obama, but they also should have demanded that the Nevada Senator step down a la Trent Lott.
The "controversy" (not a scandal because that can't happen in democratic circles) stems from the book, "Game Change," in which Time Magazine's Mark Halperin and New York magazine's John Heilemann write that Reid “believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama - a 'light-skinned' African American 'with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,' as he later put it privately." Think Joe Biden's 'clean' remark that he used to describe our Fraudinator-in-Chief. Biden gets to play at being vice president for his punishment
Speaking on two talk shows, Steele compared Reid's comment to the controversy that led Senate Republican leader Trent Lott to step down from that post in 2002. At a 100th birthday celebration for Strom Thurmond, Lott lauded Thurmond’s 1948 segregationist presidential campaign. Lott apologized but still was forced out as leader.
"There is this standard where the Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own. But if it comes from anyone else, it's racism," said Steele, who is black. "It's either racist or it's not. And it's inappropriate, absolutely."
So, is there a liberal double standard? Yes, there is a liberal double standard. And the liberals always get away with this crap because they get cover from the media.
Naturally Al Sharpton had no problem at all with Reid's comments and said it was time to move on.
You can always tell who the racists in the liberal world are...they are the ones who cry racism against Republicans 24/7 and absolve their own. Pure projection.
But Harry, please don't resign...you are one of those liberal gifts that keep on giving.
Obama, CSpan, Healthcare and Broken Promises
Candidate Barack Obama: “When I’m elected president you’re going to see this health care legislation written in the open. It’s going to be on C-SPAN, and you’ll be able to see all the different people arguing to see whether they’re on your side or they’re on the side of the drug companies and the insurance companies and so on. But you’ll be able to see that process on C-SPAN.”
Actually you won't be able to see it on CSpan...Nancy Pelosi, saying that the Healthcare debate is the most transparent, open negotiation on legislation ever, is conducting the reconciliation between the House and Senate Bills in secret, behing closed doors
From Tom Bevan at Real Clear Politics:
Brian Lamb has put President Obama on the spot. Lamb is the CEO of C-Span, and today he wrote a letter to the leaders of Congress asking them to allow cameras in the room for the final negotiations on the health care bill. Lamb wrote:
President Obama, Senate and House leaders, many of your rank-and-file members, and the nation's editorial pages have all talked about the value of transparent discussions on reforming the nation's health care system. Now that the process moves to the critical stage of reconciliation between Chambers, we respectfully request that you allow the public full access, through television, to legislation that will affect the lives of every single American.
Indeed, this was one of Obama's signature promises on the campaign trail:
It's hard to get more explicit than that.
But that was then. Today, when asked for the 3rd time whether President Obama believes that the "standard" he set during the campaign for transparency on health care negotiations is being met by the current process (which now appears to include bypassing the formal conference process), White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs gave a flaccid but telling response.
"I do not believe the American people have lacked for information on what's in these bills - the political and policy arguments around different people's positions - I think that's been well documented," Gibbs said.
With all due respect, the reporter did not ask Gibbs for his appraisal of what he thinks the public does and does not know about the health care bills. Rather, the question is very simple: will President Obama honor his campaign pledge and demand that the final health care negotiations are televised on C-Span? Judging from Gibbs' response, the answer is an obvious "no."
Don't Read That Bill...Just Git 'Er Done
Rep. John "I won't investigate ACORN" Conyers has no problem with passing 1000+ page bills that don't get read by members of Congress. Most notable are the $787B Stimulus package and the 'Cap and Trade' disaster that passed the House but is currently languishing in the Senate.
ObamaCare is stalled in the House because the text of the bill got out to the public and the public is recoiling in horror.
CONYERS: I love these members that get up and say, "Read the bill." What good is reading the bill if it's 1,000 pages and you don't have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill.
It is ironic that Conyer's district has one of the highest illiteracy rates in the country and he seems to be waging a war against reading in Congress.
In light of Conyers flip approach to doing his job we present a heretofore "unknown" November 22, 2004 interview with then Senator-elect Barack Obama by leftwing radio host Randi Rhodes during her Air America days before she got canned. Obama is doing the 'do as I say, not as I do' cha-cha referring to quickly forcing legislation through Congress.
And the Obama hypocrisy in question? He seemed to have a problem with the Bush administration rushing legislation through Congress without giving the legislators time to read the bills or allowing for much debate.
Of course dropping a 300 page amendments into a 1200 page Cap and Trade bill hours before a vote poses no problem for the Democrats.
BARACK OBAMA: ...When you rush these budgets that are a foot high and nobody has any idea what's in them and nobody has read them.
RANDI RHODES: 14 pounds it was!
BARACK OBAMA: Yeah. And it gets rushed through without any clear deliberation or debate then these kinds of things happen. And I think that this is in some ways what happened to the Patriot Act. I mean you remember that there was no real debate about that. It was so quick after 9/11 that it was introduced that people felt very intimidated by the administration.
Pvt. William Long and George Tiller -- A Study in Leftist Hypocrisy
The Left is contorting itself into a pretzel over the murder of late term abortionist George Tiller, aka "Tiller the Baby Killer". Instead of blaming everyone but the
lowlife that pulled the trigger they are blaming the "Climate of Hate" created by Bill O'Reilly and Glenn Beck. They pulled the same crap when President Kennedy was murdered by avowed communist Lee Harvey Oswald.
Instead of accepting the fact that one of their own killed Kennedy the Left invented the "Climate of Hate" concept and spun tales of CIA, FBI and Mafia complicity.
Obama came out with the usual platitudes: "I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence."
Thanks for that Prez. At least no babies will be killed at that abortion mill today.
What is not surprising is the deafening silence on the left regarding the matter Marine private William Long's murder at the hands of a black Muslim convert piece of crap Carlos Bledsoe aka Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad.
We are also breathlessly awaiting our Fraudinator-in-Chief's response to the murder of a U.S. Army recruiter at the hands of a Muslim who apparently had issues with our militarys' treatment of Muslims.
Still waiting...still waiting...still waiting.
Forget it. Obama's off on another Apology Tour to the Middle East where he will beg the Saudis to cut oil prices. He will also give a speech in Cairo blaming us for all that is wrong in the Middle East. Can't let a little matter of a murdered U.S. Army recruiter at the hands of a Muslim get in the way of the larger agenda.
Using Leftist standards of blame fixing should we be blaming NBC, MSNBC, the NY Times and other state-owned media for all of the anti-war anti-American rhetoric over the last eight years? No we should blame the U.S. citizen who converted to Islam...Carlos Bledsoe aka Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad
Great Schools for the Obamas -- Crappy Schools for the Great Unwashed
People of means have been sending their little geniuses to pricey private schools forever while
the vast majority have to endure the public school system and all of it's shortcomings. Our public schools are particlularly bad in the nations inner cities.
For years the parents of children in these failing schools have been clamoring for a voucher system so they can have a choice as to where to send their kids.
But the Organized Crime Wing of the Democratic Party, mainly the unions and in particlular the teachers unions have always blocked attempts
to set up voucher systems. Where there has been progress schoolchoice has succeeded.
In Washington D.C. there has been the very small and successful Opportunity Scholarship Program which is now going to be killed off.
Tucked inside Obama's Omnibus spending bill is an amendment sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin which effectively ended the program,
a lifeline now used by more than 1,700 schoolchildren to escape one of America's most miserable public school systems.
Proponents of the program, D.C. Children First and D.C. Parents for School Choice, scheduled a rally to protest the school closing.
We at Neville suspect that the image of hundreds of black parents protesting Obama's position on school choice, and the prospect of the nation's first black president condemning 1700 black school children to the D.C.
public school system would have been "problematic" at best.
Some hypocrisies are apparently more equal than others. Obama's two little tykes attend the prestigious Sidwell Friends School. As strong as the outright opposition to school choice among Democrats may be, perhaps the biggest problem faced by these parents is the Democrat's complicity in a smarmy double standard.
The Heritage Foundation highlighted this double standard with the release of a new study showing that 38% of the members of Congress are sending or have sent their children to private schools.
That's more than three times the rate for rest of America. For Democrats especially, their choice of a private school for their own families tends to make them opponents of choice for others. The bargain the teachers unions offer is this: We won't fuss about private or parochial schools for your children, provided you don't help any other kid get the same chance.
So what does our Fraudinator-in-Chief do? Obama extends the D.C. school voucher program until all 1,716 participants have graduated from high school, although no new students will be accepted. The program dies a quiet death.
By then the controversy will have gone away and the Democrats can go back to business as usual consigning all of the students in D.C. to it's failing public schools.
Democrats...party of the little people indeed!!
Brian Ross, ABC outs two CIA Contractors
After all of the feigned outrage over the "outing" of Valerie Plame by the vast right wing conspiracy (it was actually
Clintonista Richard Armitage who leaked her name), ABC NEWs' Brian Ross, following in the footsteps of the NY Times in their zeal to compromise our national security,
has released the names and pictures of two CIA contract officers who designed the CIA's waterboarding program.
Where is the outrage on the left now?.....We are still waiting......still waiting. Nothing, not a peep.
Well of course not. It was the Obama administration that leaked the info to Ross and ABC. Like Bill Keller at the NY Times, Ross was only too willing to commit
If Obama does it it's OK and the "in-the-tank" press is the useful idiot...ever ready to do Obama's bidding.
Ross was particlularly upset that the contractors were paid $1000 a day for their services. He seems to have no problem with the spending spree that the Obama administration has undertaken over the last three months.
As usual the hypocrisy is off the chart staggering. But so expected is the hypocrisy that this is not even a topic on talk radio.
We won't lower ourselves to give the names here...we leave that to the traitors. Read more at: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=7471217&page=1
Faux Congressional Outrage over the AIG Bonuses
No one read the $787 Billion crap-sandwich stimulus package and now there is "outrage" that the AIG execs are getting $170M in bonuses.
It turns out that Sen. Chris "Countrywide Sweetheart Deal" wrote an amendment authorizing payment of any bonuses contractually agreed to prior to Feb. 11, 2009 into the Stimulus package.
Dodd Amendment Rules Crack down on bonuses, retention awards and incentive compensation: Bonuses can only be paid in the form of long-term restricted stock, equal to no greater than 1/3 of total annual compensation, and will vest only when taxpayer funds are repaid. There is an exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009.
After the story broke Dodd claimed he didn't write the amendment. Then he had to backtrack and say he did write it when he was exposed on CNN.
Per CNN March 18, 2009:
Senate Banking committee Chairman Christopher Dodd told CNN Wednesday that he was responsible for language added to the federal stimulus bill to make sure that already-existing contracts for bonuses at companies receiving federal bailout money were honored.
Dodd acknowledged his role in the change after a Treasury Department official told CNN the administration pushed for the language.
Both Dodd and the official, who asked not to be named, said it was because administration officials were afraid the government would face numerous lawsuits without the new language.
Dodd, a Democrat, told CNN's Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer that Obama administration officials pushed for the language to an amendment designed to limit bonuses and "golden parachutes" at those companies.
Nobody read the bill but all the Democrats on the hill, save for eleven Representatives, voted for it. Obama signed it. THE DEMOCRATS OWN IT!!
And now they are outraged? Spare us the hypocrisy.
Sens. Dodd and Schumer and Rep. Barney Frank have also promised legislation to tax AIG bonus recipients up to 95% of the total so the government could recoup some or all of the $700 million paid out.
Separately, Sen. Dodd was AIG's largest single recipient of campaign donations during the 2008 election cycle with $103,100, according to opensecrets.org. Also, one of AIG Financial Products' largest offices is based in Connecticut. Obama was also a recipient of AIG camapign donations totaling over $100,000.
It is obvious theat Dodd has a vested interest in keeping all of this quiet. He and Frank are as corrupt as they come
On March 18, AIG CEO Ed Liddy was hauled before the House and, in true Kabuki Theater style, was asked by Barney Frank to name the names of the execs who received the bonuses. The last Congressman who asked for names was Joe McCarthy.
This is mob rule and a deliberate attempt by members of Congress, who are up to their eyeballs in scandal, to try to pin the blame on the AIG.
By the way, Fannie and Freddie execs are due to receive bonuses as well. Who was in charge of oversight of these two quasi-government entities. Who
consistently blocked reform of the way toxic mortgage loans were being run through Fannie and Freddie?
Chris Dodd and Barney Frank...
If any bonus recipients are hauled before Barney Frank's goon squad of a committee they should say they will not return the money and they should tell these congressional crooks to go to hell.
No stimulus money for white males--Obama's Era of Post-Racialism Begins
January 22, 2009 by Ed Morrissey for HotAir.com
Wasn’t this supposed the era of post-racialism? Robert Reich apparently didn’t get that message. In his appearance before Congress on structuring the stimulus plan on January 7th, Reich suggested that the package discriminate against white male workers:
Reich: I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high-skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers. … I have nothing against white male construction workers. I’m just saying that there are a lot of other people who have needs as well. … Criteria can be set so that the money does go to others, the long term unemployed minorities, women, people who are not necessarily construction workers or high-skilled professionals.
Basically, Reich wants Congress to create some means testing that doesn’t explicitly keep stimulus funds from paying the salaries of white males. He suggests that the lawmakers create “criteria” that will have that effect in practice without being crass enough to say, No Whites Need Apply. Congress has done this in milder form for the last few decades by mandating set-asides for women- and minority-owned businesses in government contracts, but even those don’t require the businesses to refuse to hire white male construction workers.
This sounds a lot more like a paternalistic welfare program than a real effort to improve American infrastructure. We’re building roads and bridges for all Americans, using tax money from all Americans. Everyone should have equal access to the jobs created by this stimulus plan. What Reich proposes is flat-out official racism by government, refusing to hire people on the basis of their skin color. Didn’t our last election demonstrate a rejection of that kind of thinking? And note that Reich offers the racist rationalization that he doesn’t have anything against white male construction workers. Maybe some of his best friends are white male construction workers, too.
Russia Invades Georgia -- Where are the protests from the anti-war crowd?
Shades of Hungary 1956, the Czech Prague Spring 1968...Russian tanks have rolled into the breakaway Republic of Georgia to
encourage the separatist province of South Ossetia in it's secession. The Russians said they were provoked. So did Hitler when he invaded Poland in 1939.
The question is did Putin and the Russians grovel before the U.N. before taking this pre-emptive action? Our crack staff at the Neville Awards combed the wireservices, the internet, the newspapers and,
shock of shocks, we couldn't find anything that passed John Kerry's 2004 'Global Test'. The Russians just did it...world opinion be damned.
The U.N. Security Council did meet after the attack, and typically, couldn't agree that they were in the city of New York, or whether the genocide in Darfur was actually genocide. Then they realized they were supposed to be talking about the Russians so they adjourned and went home.
And where is Code Pink, ANSWER, MoveOn, Daily Kos and all of the other Leftist losers expressing their "righteous indignation" over the attack. UHHH, nowhere. Because Georgia
is a U.S. ally these Communist, leftist and socialist groups are, no doubt, privately rooting for their fav ex-commies to prevail.
No doubt they will blame George Bush for the attack saying he provoked the Russians by providing military assistance to the Georgians.
Remember, the Left in America didn't want U.S. involvement in World War II until Nazi Germany reneged on the Stalin-Hitler Non-Aggression pact
and attacked Russia...after Russia and Germany had carved up Poland.
High Maintenance Muslims Want World to adopt Mecca time
[Neville's Note] - This one comes under the 'Stupidity Watch'
Muslim scientists and clerics have called for the adoption of Mecca time to replace GMT, arguing that the Saudi city is the true centre of the Earth.
Mecca is the direction all Muslims face when they perform their daily prayers.
The call was issued at a conference held in the Gulf state of Qatar under the title: Mecca, the Centre of the Earth, Theory and Practice.
One geologist argued that unlike other longitudes, Mecca's was in perfect alignment to magnetic north.
He said the English had imposed GMT on the rest of the world by force when Britain was a big colonial power, and it was about time that changed.
A prominent cleric, Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawy, said modern science had at last provided evidence that Mecca was the true centre of the Earth; proof, he said, of the greatness of the Muslim "qibla" - the Arabic word for the direction Muslims turn to when they pray.
The meeting also reviewed what has been described as a Mecca watch, the brainchild of a French Muslim.
The watch is said to rotate anti-clockwise and is supposed to help Muslims determine the direction of Mecca from any point on Earth.
The meeting in Qatar is part of a popular trend in some Muslim societies of seeking to find Koranic precedents for modern science.
It is called "Ijaz al-Koran", which roughly translates as the "miraculous nature of the holy text".
The underlying belief is that scientific truths were also revealed in the Muslim holy book, and it is the work of scholars to unearth and publicise the textual evidence.
But the movement is not without its critics, who say that the notion that modern science was revealed in the Koran confuses spiritual truth, which is constant, and empirical truth, which depends on the state of science at any given point in time.
Obama: Typical White People and Untrained Ears
OK, all you blue-eyed devils, crackers and honkeys. You're all a bunch of rubes sitting around listening to Patti Page and running across the street
when you see someone you don't know.
Excerpted from THE SPEECH:
"That has been my experience at Trinity. Like other predominantly black churches across the country, Trinity embodies the black community in its entirety - the doctor and the welfare mom, the model student and the former gang-banger. Like other black churches, Trinity's services are full of raucous laughter and sometimes bawdy humor. They are full of dancing, clapping, screaming and shouting that may seem jarring to the untrained ear. The church contains in full the kindness and cruelty, the fierce intelligence and the shocking ignorance, the struggles and successes, the love and yes, the bitterness and bias that make up the black experience in America."
Excerpted from interview to explain THE SPEECH:
"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity. But she is a typical white person. If she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know. . .there's a reaction in her that doesn't go away and it comes out in the wrong way."
It was the greatest speech on race since Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech"...NO, WAIT... Lincoln's "Gettysberg Address". Chris "Something Crawling Up My Leg" Matthews was having an orgasm
and drooling over "The Speech".
Of course Obama was basically saying that whites don't have "the necessary skills" to understand what goes on in black churches. If a white guy or a Republican had said "untrained ears" or "typical black person" he would have been pilloried by
the sycophantic press...........Oh wait...in 1986 Al Campanis was thrown under the bus by the Dodgers for suggesting that blacks couldn't move into MLB management because they lacked "the necessary skills".
Hillary Clinton had a chance to put an end, once and for all, the race baiting by the usual race hustlers. When Geraldine Ferraro said Obama was where he was because of his race (which is true because, policy-wise, he is no different than
John Kerry, Evan Bayh, Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton et al) Hillary caved to the PC gods and fired her from the campaign. Here was a chance to stand up and say "No,
we won't be blackmailed anymore. Call me a racist...fine...that's so Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton of you."
But she didn't and we are back to square one.
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There, we said it...we said it again, and again...and the world didn't come to an end. But it didn't take long for the left to play the race card.
When conservative radio yakker said it at a John McCain rally you'd think that it was Selma Alabama all over again. Racism! they cried.
"This is not the first time Cunningham has smeared Obama and referred to him as "Barack Hussein Obama." Media Matters reported breathlessly.
Of course when Jon Stewart dares to speak his full name at the Oscars ["You have to give Barack Obama credit, he's overcome a great deal. Not just he's an African-American. Barack Hussein Obama is his name. His middle name is the last name of Iraq's former tyrant.
His last name rhymes with Osama. That's not easy to overcome. I think we all remember the ill-fated 1944 presidential
campaign of Gaydolf Titler. It's just a shame, Titler had so many good ideas. We just couldn't get past the name.
And the moustache."] and also manages to skewer gays in the process, nary a squeak is heard from the left. Leftists can't be racists...they are the good guys, the elevated ones, the enlightened ones.
Racist?, religionist?, sexist?, anti-black? Not a bit of it. Just good old high-minded intellegentsia, sophisticated humor...the kind the rest of us couldn't possibly understand.
Well that is Obama's name and it should be repeated over and over again...especially in light of the fact that he received an endorsement from
the Anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farakhan, who received an award from Obama's pastor "Rev." Jeremiah "black value system" Wright. Obama wasn't exactly
convincing in his rush to reject the endorsement.
So this is how it's probably going to go over the campaign season...any serious analysis, scrutiny and/or criticism of Barack Hussein Obama's past, or his (lack of specific) liberal/left policy positions will be siezed upon by the left as a personal
or racist attack. The dinosaur media, already in the tank for Barack Houssein Obama (is Chris Matthews still feeling something crawling up his leg?), will cover for this
guy giving him an incredible advantage over McCain.
We've already seen the NY Times slime machine at work last week when they trotted out a truly lame story allegedly linking McCain
romantically to a lobbyist. The story blows up immediately and, once again, the NY Times has egg on it's face. And this after endorsing McCain in January.
Would they do the same to Obama? Are you holding your breath?
on his radio show. Referring to Jesse Macbeth as a phony soldier because he misrepresented his
service record, Media Matters took the remark and manufactured a controversy, calling for apologies and demanding that
the show be taken off the air. Rush must be "anti-military." The Senate went so far as to officially condemn Rush Limbaugh....and excellent way to
spend taxpayer dollars
Another Ann Coulter Book -- Another Phony Controversy
When you are invested in defeat and surrender, as are the liberals and the Democrat Party, you have to do everything possible to show that you are not
invested in defeat and surrender.
So what's a cowardly liberal to do? Attack the soft target - conservative media. It's easy, it gets you brownie points with the liberal base,
and it let's you off the hook for not confronting the real threats to America. Any terrorist worth his salt will tell you
it's easier to rack up "victories" by attacking women and children, churches, mosques, 100-story office towers...
Enter Media Matters. They are tasked with listening to prominent conservatives on radio and television and singling out phrases
and comments that "prove" how un-American, bigoted or racist they are.
Most recently, we had the phony Bill O'Reilly and the Harlem soul food restaurant scandal. Having dinner with Al Sharpton, O'Reilly remarked on his radio show that the restaurant was
like any other restaurant one might eat at. O'Reilly must, obviously, be a racist. Media Matters took the remark and manufactured a controversy calling for apologies and demanding that
the show be taken off the air.
One week later we had the Are you seeing a pattern here?
When you are losing the war of ideas in the media try to get the people who are kicking your butt banned from the media.
in practice. We call that fascism.
Recently Ann Coulter appeared on the MSNBC show "The Big Idea" hosted by Donny Deutsch (who?). Probably thinking he could actually get some attention for himself he spent
the entire show baiting Coulter and trying to get her to say that she only says what she says to provoke and for the money.
Deutsch asked Coulter her idea of political perfection...her response was to have the Democrat Party "look like Joe Lieberman." But the comments that got all the libs in a twist was this one:
DEUTSCH: "Let's wipe Israel off the earth." I mean, what, no Jews?
COULTER: No, we think -- we just want Jews to be perfected, as they say.
DEUTSCH: Wow, you didn't really say that, did you?
COULTER: Yes. That is what Christianity is. We believe the Old Testament, but ours is more like Federal Express. You have to obey laws. We know we're all sinners --
DEUTSCH: In my old days, I would have argued -- when you say something absurd like that, there's no --
COULTER: What's absurd?
DEUTSCH: Jews are going to be perfected.
Anti-Semitic or pro-Christian? We at the Neville Awards don't really care. Coulter's written and oral record is very open and available.
She is an American Patriot, very pro-Christian, very controversial...however we can't find anything that points to anti-Semetism.
The shit hit the fan anyway. Breathless condemnation followed from liberals and liberal Jewish goups.
Tim Rutten - Regarding Media -- LA Times Oct. 14, 2007
"Now, no Coulter promotional campaign would be complete without a calculated outrage -- a call for the forcible conversion of all Muslims, for example, or a demand for revocation of women's suffrage, an insult hurled at gays or the grieving widows of Sept. 11 victims. As more than one political consultant has remarked, the American far right is a carnivorous constituency, and it needs to be regularly thrown red meat. Coulter's singular genius has been to ignite tightly focused and timely controversies, thereby getting her ideological opponents to toss the scraps to her fans.
So if you know what's coming, why play ball and deliver the denunciation that validates the Coulter strategy?
In part, it's because this time Coulter didn't intend to ignite the firestorm that's currently raging around her; in part, it's because the implications of these latest remarks simply are too threatening to be allowed to stand."
The National Jewish Democratic Council called on broadcast news organizations not to give Coulter a forum. "While Ann Coulter has freedom of speech, news outlets should exercise their freedom to use better judgment," said council Executive Director Ira N. Forman. "Just as media outlets don't invite those who believe that Martians walk the Earth to frequently comment on science stories, it's time they stop inviting Ann Coulter to comment on politics."
Rabbi Marvin Heir, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said that Coulter's "remarks that Jews needed to be perfected and America would be better off if everyone was Christian are deeply offensive and have been the classic language of anti-Semites throughout the millennia. She may have been a guest on CNBC's 'Big Idea,' but what she invoked is the oldest 'Bigoted Idea,' and she should apologize."
The Anti-Defamation League, which called Coulter's comments "outrageous, offensive and a throwback to the centuries-old teaching of contempt for Jews and Judaism. The notion that Jews are religiously inferior or imperfect because they do not accept Christian beliefs was the basis for 2,000 years of church-based anti-Semitism. While she is entitled to her beliefs, using mainstream media to espouse the idea that Judaism needs to be replaced with Christianity and that each individual Jew is somehow deficient and needs to be "perfected" is rank Christian supersessionism and has been rejected by the Catholic Church and the vast majority of mainstream Christian denominations. Clearly, Ann Coulter needs a wake-up call about the power of words to injure others and fuel hatred. She needs an education, too, about the roots of anti-Semitism."
Deutsch went onto NBC's "Today" show and called it "scary" that, in this instance, Coulter was not being deliberately provocative. "We're playing with dangerous words in our society -- there's no accountability, there's a glibness that we in the media kind of elevate."
Such self-righteousness, such anger...they are shocked....SHOCKED!!!
It's very sad when liberal Jews
get in a twist about the Christian right and/or Ann
Coulter. The real enemy is Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Queada and
Iran. Would that the ADL's "Honest" Abe Foxman , the NJDC, and liberals and
Democrats could have expressed the same level of outrage at
Ahmedinijad's promise to wipe Israel off the map...or Jimmy Carter's remark that
Israel is an "aparthied state"....or George Soros saying "European anti-Semitism is the result of the policies of Israel and the United States"...or the defiling of a Catholic service in San Francisco
by the militant Gay Rights group "The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence", the perpetual wallpaper of the Gay Rights Parades.
The San Francisco story is not being covered by anyone but O'Reilly. If a
synagogue had been similarly defiled you would see crocodile tears, feigned gnashing of teeth, wringing of hands and rending of clothes
from our dinosaur media. If a mosque had received that treatment our media would be all over it and blood would be running in the streets from
Morrocco to Pakistan.
In truth, the Christian Right seems to be the only friend
American Jews and Israel have today. Liberal Jews continue to vote for Democrats and leftists seem to be
the ones supporting groups like Jews for Palestine,
International Answer (the well known Communist front)and self-hating jews like George Soros and Noam "Chumpsky". American Liberals like to think of themselves as the true saviors of
the Jews (and every other aggrieved identity group) but
it's not 1948 anymore and Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy and
Johnson are long gone.
We at the Neville Awards wait breathlessly for the Senate condemnation of Ann Coulter.
and the wishy-washy attempt to condemn it, the Senate boldly moved forward to condemn
Rush Limbaugh who referred to ex-soldier Jesse Macbeth as a "phony soldier". Taking his remarks out of context they tried to paint
Limbaugh as unpatriotic and un-supportive of the troops. What garbage...coming from the party that routinely tries to cut off funding for the troops and in
Democrats Condemn Limbaugh
Ya gotta love those Democrats!! In a pathetic attempt to deflect the controversy over the Senate Majority Leader and Mr. Profile in Courage Harry "The War Is Lost" Reid whined and opined on the Senate Floor:
"Freedom of speech is one of our country's most cherished values. Nothing sets us further apart than the countries and regimes we oppose than our belief that everyone's opinion matters, and everyone has the right to express it. That is why, when we hear things on the radio that are offensive, by and large, we tolerate them.
"But last week, Rush Limbaugh went way over the line - and while we respect his right to say anything he likes, his unpatriotic comments cannot be ignored.
"During his show last Wednesday, Rush Limbaugh was engaged in one of his typical rants. This rant was unremarkable and indistinguishable from his usual drivel, which has been steadily losing listeners for years - until he crossed that line by calling our men and women in uniform who oppose the war in Iraq 'phony soldiers.' This comment was so beyond the pale of decency that it cannot be left alone. And yet, he followed it up with denials and an attack on Congressman Jack Murtha, a 37-year active member of the Marine Corps.
"We have been debating the Iraq war here in the Senate and throughout the country for not months, but years. There are good, patriotic Americans who favor the war - and good, patriotic Americans who oppose President Bush's handling of it. Neither party holds a patent on patriotism. I know all my Republican colleagues would agree with that.
"Yet Rush Limbaugh took it upon himself to attack the courage and character of those fighting and dying for him and for all of us. Rush Limbaugh got himself a deferment from serving when he was a young man. He never served in uniform. He never saw in person the extreme difficulty of maintaining peace in a foreign country engaged in civil war. Ye he thinks that his opinion on the war is worth more than those who are on the front lines.
"And what's worse - Limbaugh's show is broadcast on Armed Forces Radio, which means that thousands of troops overseas and veterans here at home were forced to hear this attack on their patriotism. Rush Limbaugh owes the men and women of our Armed Forces an apology.
Any idiot would know that Limbaugh was referring to Jesse Macbeth and not the military in general. We only wish that Reid could have been just as "outraged" and shocked...SHOCKED!!!
when Washington Post Reporter William Arkin . Here is the book on Macbeth:
Tried to position himself as a leader of the anti-war movement by claiming to have participated in war crimes while serving in Iraq. He is facing federal charges of falsifying his record.
Garnered much attention on blogs and in some alternative media after he began claiming in 2005 to have been awarded a Purple Heart for his service, which he said included slaughtering innocents in a Fallujah mosque. His story was contradicted by his true discharge form, showing that he was kicked out of the Army after six weeks at Fort Benning, Ga., in 2003 because of his "entry level performance and conduct."
A complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in Seattle charged him with one count of using or possessing a forged or altered military discharge certificate, and one count of making false statements in seeking benefits from the Veterans Administration…
Claimed to have been shot in Iraq and to have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, LaMont E. Stokes, an agent with the VA's Office of the Inspector General, wrote in the charging papers. He collected more than $10,400 in benefits to which he was not entitled, Stokes wrote.
Currently serving a sentence for fourth-degree assault in Pierce County Jail in Tacoma
Admitted falsifying documents claiming he was homeless and wanted to "sucker" anything he could out of the government.
Iraq Veterans Against the War and other organizations removed his allegations from their Web sites after learning they were false. In one videotaped interview, a skinny, stuttering Macbeth, dressed in a camouflaged jacket, described slaughtering hundreds of people in a mosque: "We would burn their bodies … hang their bodies from the rafters in the mosque," he said.
The Text of the senate resolution condemning Limbaugh follows:
October 2, 2007
Mr. Mark P. Mays
CEO, Clear Channel Communications Inc.
200 East Basse Road
San Antonio, TX 78209
Dear Mr. Mays,
At the time we sign this letter, 3,808 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq, and another 28,009 have been wounded. 160,000 others awoke this morning on foreign sand, far from home, to face the danger and uncertainty of another day at war.
Although Americans of goodwill debate the merits of this war, we can all agree that those who serve with such great courage deserve our deepest respect and gratitude. That is why Rush Limbaugh's recent characterization of troops who oppose the war as "phony soldiers" is such an outrage.
Our troops are fighting and dying to bring to others the freedoms that many take for granted. It is unconscionable that Mr. Limbaugh would criticize them for exercising the fundamentally American right to free speech. Mr. Limbaugh has made outrageous remarks before, but this affront to our soldiers is beyond the pale.
The military, like any community within the United States, includes members both for and against the war. Senior generals, such as General John Batiste and Paul Eaton, have come out against the war while others have publicly supported it. A December 2006 poll conducted by the Military Times found just 35 percent of service members approved of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq, compared to 42 percent who disapproved. From this figure alone, it is clear that Mr. Limbaugh's insult is directed at thousands of American service members.
Active and retired members of our armed forces have a unique perspective on the war and offer a valuable contribution to our national debate. In August, seven soldiers wrote an op-ed expressing their concern with the current strategy in Iraq. Tragically, since then, two of those seven soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq.
Thousands of active troops and veterans were subjected to Mr. Limbaugh's unpatriotic and indefensible comments on your broadcast. We trust you will agree that not a single one of our sons, daughters, neighbors and friends serving overseas is a "phony soldier." We call on you to publicly repudiate these comments that call into question their service and sacrifice and to ask Mr. Limbaugh to apologize for his comments.
Senator Harry Reid, Majority Leader
Senator Richard Durbin, Assistant Majority Leader
Senator Charles Schumer, Vice Chairman, Democratic Conference
Senator Patty Murray, Secretary, Democratic Conference
Senator Daniel Akaka
Senator Max Baucus
Senator Joseph Biden
Senator Barbara Boxer
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Robert Byrd
Senator Benjamin Cardin
Senator Tom Carper
Senator Bob Casey
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Senator Kent Conrad
Senator Christopher Dodd
Senator Byron Dorgan
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Daniel Inouye
Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Senator John Kerry
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Senator Mary Landrieu
Senator Frank Lautenberg
Senator Patrick Leahy
Senator Carl Levin
Senator Blanche Lincoln
Senator Bob Menendez
Senator Barbara Mikulski
Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Barack Obama
Senator Jack Reed
Senator Jay Rockefeller
Senator Ken Salazar
Senator Bernie Sanders
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Senator Jon Tester
Senator Jim Webb
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator Ron Wyden
It's interesting to note that the three Senators who declined to vote for or against the MoveOn ad
were more than willing to condemn Rush.
Republicans Resign -- Democrats Get Re-elected
Well, we at The Nevile Awards are a little late for the Larry Craig pile-on, what with the Petraeus Hearings and Democratic Presidential
candidates making fools of themselves on a daily basis. We even had a modicum of sympathy for Craig, suspecting a sting operation and the usual
hypocrisy by the democrats in light of the bathroom-toe-tapping. That sympathy ended when a phone message, supposedly to Craig's lawyer, revealed that Craig was playing the situation
like a politician rather than a person who was actually innocent. The fact that he dialed the wrong number to leave this message adds fuel to the fire.
He should go and go now.
The usual "Im shocked, SHOCKED" canards were trotted out by the Democrats...most notably the one about the higher social, moral and ethical standards that
Republicans profess to uphold.
"It's not about the sex", the Dems always say, "it's about the hypocrisy, the gall of high-sounding conservatives caught out in low shenanigans." Well, nice try, guys, but that's just a little too self-serving and intellectually lazy.
This is the party of Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton. What's your argument exactly? "We may be drunks and adulterers and liars -- but at least we're not hypocrites"?
Democrats feel very comfortable about adhering to lower standards, so comfortable in fact, that we've drawn up a little trip down memory lane for your reading enjoyment.
William Jefferson Clinton - Impeached by the House of Representatives over allegations of perjury and obstruction of justice, but acquitted by the Senate. Scandals include Whitewater - Travelgate Gennifer Flowersgate - Filegate - Vince Fostergate - Whitewater Billing Recordsgate - Paula Jonesgate- Lincoln Bedroomgate - Donations from Convicted Drug and Weapons Dealersgate - Lippogate - Chinagate - The Lewinsky Affair - Perjury and Jobs for Lewinskygate - Kathleen Willeygate - Web Hubbell Prison Phone Callgate - Selling Military Technology to the Chinesegate - Jaunita Broaddrick Gate - Lootergate - Pardongate
Edward Moore Kennedy - Democrat - U. S. Senator from Massachusetts. Pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, after his car plunged off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne.
Barney Frank - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1981 to present. Admitted to having paid Stephen L. Gobie, a male prostitute, for sex and subsequently hiring Gobie as his personal assistant. Gobie used the congressman's Washington apartment for prostitution. A move to expel Frank from the House of Representatives failed and a motion to censure him failed.
DNC - The Federal Election Commission imposed $719,000 in fines against participants in the 1996 Democratic Party fundraising scandals involving contributions from China, Korea and other foreign sources. The Federal Election Commission said it decided to drop cases against contributors of more than $3 million in illegal DNC contributions because the respondents left the country or the corporations are defunct.
Sandy Berger - Democrat - National Security Advisor during the Clinton Administration. Berger became the focus of a criminal investigation after removing highly classified terrorism documents and handwritten notes from the National Archives during preparations for the Sept. 11 commission hearings.
Robert Torricelli - Democrat - Withdrew from the 2002 Senate race with less than 30 days before the election because of controversy over personal gifts he took from a major campaign donor and questions about campaign donations from 1996.
James McGreevey - Democrat - New Jersey Governor . Admitted to having a gay affair. Resigned after allegations of sexual harassment, rumors of being blackmailed on top of fundraising investigations and indictments.
Jesse Jackson - Democrat - Democratic candidate for President. Admitted to having an extramarital affair and fathering a illegitimate child.
Gary Condit - Democrat - US Democratic Congressman from California. Condit had an affair with an intern. Condit, covered up the affair and lied to police after she went missing. No charges were ever filed against Condit. Her remains were discovered in a Washington DC park..
Sowande Ajumoke Omokunde - Democrat - the son of newly elected U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, was booked on charges of criminal damage to property for allegedly slashing tires on 20 vans and cars rented by the Republican Party for use in Election Day voter turnout efforts.
Daniel David Rostenkowski - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1959 to 1995. Indicted on 17 felony charges- pleaded guilty to two counts of misuse of public funds and sentenced to seventeen months in federal prison.
Melvin Jay Reynolds - U.S. Representative from Illinois from 1993 to 1995. Convicted on sexual misconduct and obstruction of justice charges and sentenced to five years in prison.
Charles Coles Diggs, Jr. - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Michigan from 1955 to 1980. Convicted on eleven counts of mail fraud and filing false payroll forms- sentenced to three years in prison.
George Rogers - Democrat - Massachusetts State House of Representatives from 1965 to 1970. M000ember of Massachusetts State Senate from 1975 to 1978. Convicted of bribery in 1978 and sentenced to two years in prison.
Don Siegelman - Democrat Governor Alabama - indicted in a bid-rigging scheme involving a maternity-care program. The charges accused Siegelman and his former chief of staff of helping Tuscaloosa physician Phillip Bobo rig bids. Siegelman was accused of moving $550,000 from the state education budget to the State Fire College in Tuscaloosa so Bobo could use the money to pay off a competitor for a state contract for maternity care.
John "JACK" Murtha, Jr. - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures; Murtha was cited as an unindicted co-conspirator
Gerry Eastman Studds - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1973 to 1997. The first openly gay member of Congress. Censured by the House of Representatives for having sexual relations with a teenage House page.
James C. Green - Democrat - North Carolina State House of Representatives from 1961 to 1977. Charged with accepting a bribe from an undercover FBI agent, but was acquitted. Convicted of tax evasion in 1997.
Frederick Richmond - Democrat - U.S. Representative from New York from 1975 to 1982. Arrested in Washington, D.C., in 1978 for soliciting sex from a minor and from an undercover police officer - pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Also - charged with tax evasion, marijuana possession, and improper payments to a federal employee - pleaded guilty.
Raymond Lederer - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1977 to 1981. Implicated in the Abscam sting - convicted of bribery and sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000.
Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. - Democrat - U.S. Senator from New Jersey from 1959 to 1970. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Allegedly accepted an 18% interest in a titanium mine. Convicted of nine counts of bribery, conspiracy, receiving an unlawful gratuity, conflict of interest, and interstate travel in aid of racketeering. Sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,000.
Frank Thompson, Jr. - Democrat - U.S. Representative from New Jersey from 1955 to 1980. Implicated in the Abscam sting, convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges. Sentenced to three years in prison
Michael Joseph Myers - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1976 to 1980. Implicated in the Abscam sting - convicted of bribery and conspiracy; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; expelled from the House of Representatives on October 2, 1980.
John Michael Murphy - Democrat - U.S. Representative from New York from 1963 to 1981. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Convicted of conspiracy, conflict of interest, and accepting an illegal gratuity. Sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000.
John Wilson Jenrette, Jr - Democrat - U.S. Representative from South Carolina from 1975 to 1980. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges and sentenced to prison
Neil Goldschmidt - Democrat - Oregon governor. Admitted to having an illegal sexual relationship with a 14-year-old teenager while he was serving as Mayor of Portland.
Alcee Lamar Hastings - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Florida. Impeached and removed from office as federal judge in 1989 over bribery charges.
Nancy Pelosi Backs Alcee Hastings to Head Intel Committee
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings, who was impeached as a federal judge in 1989, to be vice chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Time magazine's Joe Klein reported on Sunday.
Marion Barry - Democrat - mayor of Washington, D.C., from 1979 to 1991 and again from 1995 to 1999. Convicted of cocaine possession after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine. Sentenced to six months in prison.
Mario Biaggi - Democrat - U.S. Representative from New York from 1969 to 1988. Indicted on federal charges that he had accepted bribes in return for influence on federal contracts.Convicted of obstructing justice and accepting illegal gratuities. Tried in 1988 on federal racketeering charges and convicted on 15 felony counts.
Lee Alexander - Democrat - Mayor of Syracuse, N.Y. from 1970 to 1985. Was indicted over a $1.5 million kickback scandal. Pleaded guilty to racketeering and tax evasion charges. Served six years in prison.
Bill Campbell - Democrat - Mayor of Atlanta. Indicted and charged with fraud over claims he accepted improper payments from contractors seeking city contracts.
Frank Ballance - Democrat - Congressman North Carolina. Pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering related to mishandling of money by his charitable foundation.
Hazel O'Leary - Democrat - Secretary of Energy during the Clinton Administration - O'leary took trips all over the world as Secretary with as many 50 staff members and at times rented a plane, which was used by Madonna during her concert tours.
Lafayette Thomas - Democrat - Candidate for Tennessee State House of Representatives in 1954. Sheriff of Davidson County, from 1972 to 1990. Indicted in federal court on 54 counts of abusing his power as sheriff. Pleaded guilty to theft and mail fraud; sentenced to five years in prison.
Mary Rose Oakar - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1977 to 1993. Pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of funneling $16,000 through fake donors.
David Giles - Democrat - candidate for U.S. Representative from Washington in 1986 and 1990. Convicted in June 2000 of child rape.
Gary Siplin - Democrat state senator Florida- found guilty of third-degree grand theft of $5,000 or more, a felony, and using services of employees for his candidacy.
Edward Mezvinsky - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Iowa from 1973 to 1977. Indicted on 56 federal fraud charges.
Lena Swanson - Democrat - Member of Washington State Senate in 1997. Pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting unlawful payments from veterans and former prisoners of war.
Abraham J. Hirschfeld - Democrat - candidate in Democratic primary for U.S. Senator from New York in 1974 and 1976. Offered Paula Jones $1 million to drop her sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton. Convicted in 2000 of trying to hire a hit man to kill his business partner.
Henry Cisneros - Democrat - U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1993 to 1997. Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of lying to the FBI.
James A. Traficant Jr. - Member of House of Representatives from Ohio. Expelled from Congress after being convicted of corruption charges. Sentenced today to eight years in prison for accepting bribes and kickbacks.
John Doug Hays - Democrat - member of Kentucky State Senate from 1980 to 1982 Found guilty of mail fraud for submitting false campaign reports stemming from an unsuccessful run for judge. He was sentenced to six months in prison to be followed by six months of home confinement and three years of probation.
Henry J. Cianfrani - Democrat - Pennsylvania State Senate from 1967 to 1976. Convicted on federal charges of racketeering and mail fraud for padding his Senate payroll. Sentenced to five years in federal prison.
David Hall - Democrat - Governor of Oklahoma from 1971 to 1975. Indicted on extortion and conspiracy charges. Convicted and sentenced to three years in prison.
John A. Celona - Democrat - A former state senator was charged with the three counts of mail fraud. Federal prosecutors accused him of defrauding the state and collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars from CVS Corp. and others while serving in the legislature. Celona has agreed to plead guilty to taking money from the CVS pharmacy chain and other companies that had interest in legislation. Under the deal, Celona agreed to cooperate with investigators. He faces up to five years in federal prison on each of the three counts and a $250,000 fine
Allan Turner Howe - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Utah from 1975 to 1977. Arrested for soliciting a policewoman posing as a prostitute.
Jerry Cosentino - Democrat - Illinois State Treasurer. Pleaded guilty to bank fraud - fined $5,000 and sentenced to nine months home confinement.
Joseph Waggonner Jr. - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Louisiana from 1961 to 19 79. Arrested in Washington, D.C. for soliciting a policewoman posing as a prostitute
Albert G. Bustamante - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Texas from 1985 to 1993. Convicted in 1993 on racketeering and bribery charges and sentenced to prison.
Lawrence Jack Smith - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Florida from 1983 to 1993. Sentenced to three months in federal prison for tax evasion.
David Lee Walters - Democrat - Governor of Oklahoma from 1991 to 1995. Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor election law violation.
James Guy Tucker, Jr. - Democrat - Governor of Arkansas from 1992 to 1996. Resigned in July 1996 after conviction on federal fraud charges as part of the Whitewater investigation.
Walter Rayford Tucker - Democrat - Mayor of Compton, California from 1991 to 1992; U.S. Representative from California from 1993 to 1995. Sentenced to 27 months in prison for extortion and tax evasion.
William McCuen - Democrat - Secretary of State of Arkansas from 1985 to 1995. Admitted accepting kickbacks from two supporters he gave jobs, and not paying taxes on the money. Admitted to conspiring with a political consultant to split $53,560 embezzled from the state in a sham transaction. He was indicted on corruption charges. Pleaded guilty to felony counts tax evasion and accepting a kickback. Sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Walter Fauntroy - Democrat - Delegate to U.S. Congress from the District of Columbia from 1971 to 1991. Charged in federal court with making false statements on financial disclosure forms. Pleaded guilty to one felony count and sentenced to probation.
Carroll Hubbard, Jr. - Democrat - Kentucky State Senate from 1968 to 1975 and U.S. Representative from Kentucky from 1975 to 1993. Pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the Federal Elections Commission and to theft of government property; sentenced to three years in prison.
Joseph Kolter - Democrat - member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from 1969 to 1982 and U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1983 to 1993. Indicted by a Federal grand jury on five felony charges of embezzlement at the U.S. House post office. Pleaded guilty.
Webster Hubbell - Democrat - Chief Justice of Arkansas State Supreme Court in 1983. Pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud and tax evasion charges - sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Nicholas Mavroules - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Massachusetts from 1979 to 1993. Pleaded guilty to charges of tax fraud and accepting gratuities while in office.
Carl Christopher Perkins - Democrat - Kentucky State House of Representatives from 1981 to 1984 and U.S. Representative from Kentucky from 1985 to 1993. Pleaded guilty to bank fraud in connection with the House banking scandal. Perkins wrote overdrafts totaling about $300,000. Pleaded guilty to charges of filing false statements with the Federal Election Commission and false financial disclosure reports. Sentenced to 21 months in prison.
Richard Hanna - Democrat - U.S. Representative from California from 1963 to 1974. Received payments of about $200,000 from a Korean businessman in what became known as the "Koreagate" influence buying scandal. Pleaded guilty and sentenced to federal prison.
Angelo Errichetti - Democrat - New Jersey State Senator was sentenced to six years in prison and fined $40,000 for his involvement in Abscam.
Daniel Baugh Brewster - Democrat - U.S. Senator from Maryland. Indicted on charges of accepting illegal gratuity while in Senate.
Thomas Joseph Dodd - Democrat - U.S. Senator from Connecticut. Censured by the Senate for financial improprieties, having diverted $116,000 in campaign and testimonial funds to his own use
Edward Fretwell Prichard, Jr. - Democrat - Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky. Convicted of vote fraud in federal court in connection with ballot-box stuffing. Served five months in prison.
Jerry Springer ( TV Personality)- Democrat - Resigned from Cincinnati City Council in 1974 after admitting to paying a prostitute with a personal check, which was found in a police raid on a massage parlor.
Guy Hamilton Jones, Sr. - Democrat -Arkansas State Senate. Convicted on federal tax charges and expelled from the Arkansas Senate.
Daniel Flood - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania from 1945 to 1947, 1949 to 1953 and 1955 to 1980. Pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge involving payoffs and sentenced to probation.
Otto Kerner, Jr - Democrat - Governor of Illinois from 1961 to 1968. While serving as Governor, he and another official made a gain of over $300,000 in a stock deal. Convicted on 17 counts of bribery, conspiracy, perjury, and related charges. Sentenced to three years in federal prison and fined $50,000.
George Crockett, Jr. - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Michigan. Served four months in federal prison for contempt of court following his defense of a Communist leader on trial for advocating the overthrow of the government.
Cornelius Edward Gallagher - Democrat - U.S. Representative from New Jersey from 1959 to 1973. Indicted on federal charges of income tax evasion, conspiracy, and perjury
Mark B. Jimenez - Democrat fundraiser - sentenced to 27 months in prison on charges of tax evasion and conspiracy to defraud the United States and commit election financing offenses.
Bobby Lee Rush - Democrat - U.S. Representative from Illinois. As a Black Panther, spent six months in prison on a weapons charge.
Bolley ''Bo'' Johnson - Democrat - Former Florida House Speaker - received a two-year term for tax evasion.
Roger L. Green - Democrat - Brooklyn Democrat Assemblyman. Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for accepting travel reimbursement for trips he did not pay for and was sentenced to fines and probation.
Gloria Davis - Democrat - Bronx assemblywoman. Pleaded guilty to second-degree bribe-taking.
Jesse Jackson, Michael Vick, Due Process and the Race Card
What a surprise!!! Jesse Jackson and the NAACP don't want Americans to pre-judge the Michael Vick case. They want due process. They want fairness.
Where were they during the Duke "Rape " case. The three white Duke athletes were being railroaded by an out of control prosecutor who played fast and
loose with the facts. Jackson, the NAACP and the guilt-ridden liberal journalist community all trotted down to North Carolina
to convict and condemn the students BEFORE the trial. They were all set to reel 'em in. Not a word of apology when the case fell apart.
We are still waiting...Jesse?...can you hear us? When is somebody with some juice going to stand up
to this identity polics pimp? When will liberals finally distance themselves from and condemn this clown? Liberal hypocrisy on full display.
ACLU Hypocrisy -- Taxpayers Pay for Muslim School Prayers
In the early 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court prohibited state sponsorship of prayers in public schools. But now the issue has a new slant as some schools have taken steps to accommodate Muslim students' strict obligation to pray five times a day towards Mecca.
At Carver Elementary School in San Diego, CA Muslim students from Somalia have been accommodated in order to worship and pray in a classroom specifically set aside for this purpose during the 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. school hour on a daily basis," noted Pacific Justice attorney Peter Lepiscopo in a June 7 letter to the School Board of the San Diego Unified School District. Since "the Board is further developing a Daily Prayer Time Policy," Lepiscopo wrote, "Pacific Justice is requesting not only that Carver Elementary offer the same prayer time for Christians, Jews, and other believers" but also that any policy "should be extended to Grades K through 12 throughout the District."
Coming on the heels of the decision by the University of Michigan to spend $25,000 to install two footbaths at its Dearborn campus to accommodate Muslim students, this represents another obvious violation
of the concept of the separation of Church and State. However the ACLU is strangley silent on these two incidents while
eagerly going after Christmas displays in public schools.
Muslims initially were willing to raise the money to cover the cost, but the Michigan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union -- often a foe of faith in the public square -- said there was no constitutional reason why the university could not fund the project.
The footbaths in Michigan are similar to one that will be provided for students at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College. Yet at that same college, the administration reportedly banned a campus coffee cart from playing Christmas carols last year and warned faculty and staff to refrain from displays that represent a particular religious holiday during December. The administration did not respond to queries.
"There is clearly a double standard couched in multi-culturalism and diversity, to the detriment of other religions, most especially Christianity," said Brian Rooney, spokesman for the Thomas Moore Law Center, a Christian legal group.
Michael Moore's Sicko - Do As I Say, Not As I Do
He's lecturing us again. The U.S. healthcare system is horrible, Cuba is the model we should be emulating. One has to wonder if
Fidel was on his best behavior when he brought his "crew" to Cuba. Another "Theresienstadt" propaganda pic in the making.
Yukking it up on Leno recently Moore said that his original destination was Gitmo because the "dissaffected Muslim
youts", A.K.A. the terrorists, were receiving cutting edge health care. He wanted to see if he could get his charges the same
level of care. This darling of the liberal left has dined out out on allegations of
torture at Gitmo for years. Obviously torture it doesn't fit his agenda anymore.
Given Moore's obvious choices as to how he attends to his own health we wonder if he will be spending any time in line with the rest of us to get
his lifetime supply of Lipitor, diabetes and blood pressure meds. We at the Neville Awards doubt it. Some socialists are just "Moore" equal than others. If his vision of universal health care
ever becomes a reality you, the taxpayer, will be paying the hospital costs for his inevitable heart attack or stroke.
Liberal Ideology Trumps Public Safety -- WIOD and the Broward County Commissioners
Demonstrating, again, why Democrats are the party of intolerance and censorship (can you say The Fairness Doctrine?) and should never be given the reigns of power at any government level, the Broward County
Commission said they would not be renewing their agreement with WIOD to broadcast emergency hurricane information
because the station carried the Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity programs.
Excerpted from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel June 13, 2007:
Radio station WIOD, AM 610, has been the official channel for emergency information from Broward County government for the past year. The County Commission, all Democrats, balked at renewing the deal Tuesday, unable to stomach the station also being home to Limbaugh's talk show.
Commissioner Stacy Ritter said she did not want to support a station that's out of step with area politics. Ritter, a Democratic stalwart in the state Legislature before being elected to county office, cited talk shows hosted by Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and WIOD's partnership with Fox News.
"They have every right to speak, but we don't have to do business with them," she said.
Limbaugh responded to the commissioners Wednesday on his radio show. He said the county's qualms about WIOD are a sign of out-of-control partisanship in the nation. He quipped that if the county wanted him off the air, all that officials would need to do is schedule emergency press conferences during his broadcast from noon to 3 p.m.
"They are politicizing the delivery of emergency news, which is non-partisan," said Limbaugh, who lives in Palm Beach. "They are making weather a partisan issue."
Ken Charles, WIOD's director of AM programming, said Tuesday the station's talk show lineup has no relationship with its news coverage and that the county should focus on the benefits of teaming with the station.
"It's a shame that people would let politics get in the way of saving lives in a hurricane," Charles said.
The next day the proverbial "fit hit the shan" and the County Commission was forced to re-think it's position.
Again from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel June 14, 2007:
Radio station WIOD likely will remain Broward County's official channel for emergency information despite concerns it is also home to conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh.
County commissioners said they were deluged with complaints from throughout the country Wednesday after they questioned whether to cut their ties with the station because of their dislike for Limbaugh. By the end of the day, a majority of commissioners vowed to renew WIOD's agreement next week.
"If your roof gets blown off, do you really care if the radio station that is giving you the information that you need also carries Rush Limbaugh?" Jacobs asked. "I don't think so. I don't agree with that man's philosophy and I don't listen to him, but I'm not going to not choose WIOD because of it."
Commissioner Ken Keechl initially said he shared Ritter's concerns, but said Wednesday that he will now support WIOD because of the staff's advice. Commissioners John Rodstrom and Lois Wexler earlier said they want WIOD.
Well, as we always say -- "A liberal is someone who won't take his own side in an argument". Way to go Ken...if we had a "Stick to Your Guns"
Award here at Neville you would be our first recipient.
Lifetime Appeasement Achievement Neville Award Winner and former President Jimmuh Cahter has
labeled the Bush Administration the the 'worst in history'.
Over the May 19, 2007 weekend he said the following to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette:
Former President Carter says President Bush's administration is "the worst in history" in international relations, taking aim at the White House's policy of pre-emptive war and its Middle East diplomacy.
The criticism from Carter, which a biographer says is unprecedented for the 39th president, also took aim at Bush's environmental policies and the administration's "quite disturbing" faith-based initiative funding.
"I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history," Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper's Saturday editions. "The overt reversal of America's basic values as expressed by previous administrations, including those of George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon and others, has been the most disturbing to me."
"We now have endorsed the concept of pre-emptive war where we go to war with another nation militarily, even though our own security is not directly threatened, if we want to change the regime there or if we fear that some time in the future our security might be endangered," he said. "But that's been a radical departure from all previous administration policies."
"The policy from the White House has been to allocate funds to religious institutions, even those that channel those funds exclusively to their own particular group of believers in a particular religion," Carter said. "As a traditional Baptist, I've always believed in separation of church and state and honored that premise when I was president, and so have all other presidents, I might say, except this one."
Carter also lashed out Saturday at British prime minister Tony Blair. Asked how he would judge Blair's support of Bush, the former president said: "Abominable. Loyal. Blind. Apparently subservient."
"And I think the almost undeviating support by Great Britain for the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq have been a major tragedy for the world," Carter told British Broadcasting Corp. radio.
Well, let's get on the Wayback Machine and examine some of Carter's outstanding achievements during his administration:
The bottom line is this -- the mess we are in today can be traced directly back to Carter's weakness on Iran and his unwillingness to confront the
Soviets in Afghanistan. If Carter had not sold out the Shah we would not have had an Islamic revolution in Iran. If Carter had been tough with Brehznev the Soviets might not have invaded
Afghanistan. The Soviets eventual defeat led directly to the rise of the Taliban and Al Queda. Carter's legacy is 9/11 the War on Terror and the Democrat Party as currently constituted.
Carter sells out the Shah of Iran leading to the Islamic Revolution
Iran seizes U.S. embassy and holds hostages for 444 days -- Carter impotent to act.
Soviet Union invades and occupies Afghanistan -- Carter's reaction is to boycott the Olympics. He said "I can't believe Brehznev lied to me".
Soviet Union expands influence in Africa and Central America -- Sandinistas take control of Nicaragua
Double-digit inflation and a recession.
Gas crisis -- prices jump causing inflation
Dow Jones Industrial Average stuck in neutral -- never rises above 1000
Blames Americans for the country's problems in his famous 'malaise' speech
Fired U.S. Attorneys - Do-Nothing Democrats Manufacture Scandal
Looks like the Democrats have FINALLY gone public with their Plan: issue subpeanas, hold hearings to express indignation, and push for indictments. Who said the Democrats didn't have a plan for America?
The Bottom Line - US ATTORNEYS ARE POLITICAL APPOINTEES THAT ARE APPOINTED BY AND SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE PRESIDENT!!!
Having no credible plan for the Iraq War and the country in general, and not having a real working majority, The Democrats are going to spend this Congress' time indulging
themselves in endless investigations of the Bush administration -- an obvious attempt to embarrass said administration.
Here are the facts:
There are several reasons for the Attorney General to resign...most obviously for his failure to enforce the border laws and allowing illegal immigration to run rampant...but this faux issue isn't one of them.
The president can hire and fire these attorneys at his discretion per the Constitution.
Per Bill O'Reilly U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton was fired for failure to prosecute marijuana cases of less than 500 lbs.
Per Bill O'Reilly U.S. Attorney Carol Lam was fired for failure to prosecute illegal border crossing cases. In a letter to the Justice Dept. dated June 15, 2006 Sen. Diane Feinstien wrote: "It is my understanding that [Ms. Lam] may have some of the most restrictive prosecutorial guidlines nationwide for immigration cases, such that many Border Patrol agents end up not referring cases." Of course Feinstein is among those leading the charge to oust Gonzales. No matter...each day is a chance for liberals to rewrite history.
Per the LA Times (March 22, 2007) U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan was fingered by Democrats for incompetent management and a high turn-over rate of assistant U.S. Attorneys in his office. "It was only when a Democratic judge threatened to go to Congress to raise a public fuss over [Ryans poor performance] that Ryan was put on the termination list, according to White House emails."
Attorney General Janet Reno fired 92 U.S. Attorneys at the beginning of Bill Clinton's administration. Not one peep from any Senator or Congressman, Republican or Democrat.
With the dinosaur media in the tank for the Democrats Sens. Patrick Leahy and Chuck Schumar know they will come
out smelling like roses no matter what the outcome. [In 1995 the media painted the Republicans as the bad guys when a Republican
controlled Congress shut down the government over a budget impasse.]
As no crime has been committed, the intent of the Democrats is to ensnare administration officials in
a perjury trap if any mistatement is made. These political subpeanas will result in any future administration being subject to endless investigation
if the opposition party controls Congress. Democrats will rue the day that they went down this path because, eventually, the situation will be reversed.
So get ready for investigation after investigation, impeachment attempts, meaningless Iraq War resolutions,
and no meaningful legislation. The Democrats haven't got a plan for anything so we are getting 'bread and circuses'.
The Fox News Debate -- Liberal Profiles in Courage
If Democrats like John Edwards want to marginalize their own message and seek a smaller audience for their views The Neville Awards is down with that.
The Lefts' paranoiac aversion to Fox News has finally gone over the top. Apparently the prospect of having to watch Fox News to see their own candidates would have been torture in itself. So they set they sent out MoveOn.org and Daily Kos to kill the broadcast arrangement, or at least have all the candidates pull out of the event. Liberal mani-activists accuse Fox of a conservative bias (pot calling the kettle...) and are urging Democratic presidential candidates to boycott the debate, which is also sponsored by the Nevada Democratic Party. Before Friday, the pathetic John Edwards was the only candidate to jump on that bandwagon.
This would be laughable if it weren't true. Applying leftist standards for news organizations, Republicans would have boycotted PBS, CBS, NBC, ABC, National Public Radio and The Associated Press decades ago.
The liberal tearing of hair and rending of clothes results from the fact that far-left Democrats have no comparable media outlet, nor any widespread constituency, for their radical views in favor of heavy-handed government regulation, wealth redistribution, surrender and economic protectionism. So they attack the messenger with an idiotic barrage of rhetoric that cuts the legs out from their own candidates.
In addition, Daily Kos and MoveOn.org have been pummeling the state's Democrats, as well as its senior senator, Harry Reid, the Senate's majority leader, for allowing Fox into the house.
In the middle of the pathetic circus, Tom Collins, the head of the Nevada Democratic Party, sent out an email to supporters in which he offered a compromise. A "progressive voice" would be added to the panel. An affiliate of Air America would be allowed to broadcast the debate.
MoveOn Civic Action spokesman Adam Green dismissed the offer as "a lame proposal that would have multiple Fox personalities joined by one lone Air America panelist. That's a rigged, unfair and unbalanced debate." Mr. Green probably feels that even one Fox News personality would be too many.
"The Fox debate should just be canceled and a more legitimate news source should be found," Green said.
Fox also agreed to carry the debate live on KVVU, the affiliate in Las Vegas where most Nevada voters live.
Not good enough, Daily Kos said:
"Too late. The time for compromise is past. At this point, all that's left is killing this Fox News Debate dead."
Re: MoveOn.org and Daily Kos - Marx, Lenin and Stalin would be proud.
Senator John Edwards, one of the Democratic 2008 contenders, informed Kos (Markos Moulitsas) on Tuesday night that, no, he wouldn't be there.
Mr. Edwards's spokesman, Jonathan Prince wrote to Kos, and then another spokesman, David Ginsberg:
"We will not be participating in the Fox debate. We're going to make lots of appearances in Nevada, including debates. By the end of March, we will have attended three presidential forums in Nevada - and there are already at least three proposed Nevada debates. We're definitely going to debate in Nevada, but we don't see why this needs to be one of them."
Feeling the need to drive yet another stake into the Edwards campaign, spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield, added this:
"There were a number of factors and Fox was one of those. We're already planning to participate in a jam-packed schedule of debates across this country, but with 16 or 17 currently proposed and probably more on the way, we can't attend every single debate and forum. By the end of this month, we will have already have attended three forums in Nevada, and we will be participating in others in the state. The additional Nevada debates proposed as of now include CNN in November and another debate in January. But given the wealth of options, the August debate just doesn't seem to be the best use of Senator Edwards' time." A true profile in courage...
Fox News released a statement from David Rhodes, the network's vice president for news:
"It's unfortunate that Senator Edwards has decided to abandon an opportunity to reach the largest mainstream cable news audience in America.''
Fox News chief Roger Ailes said "Any candidate for high office from either party who believes he can blacklist any news organization is making a terrible mistake about journalists. Recently, pressure groups are forcing candidates to conclude that the best strategy for journalists is divide and conquer, to only appear on those networks and venues that give them favorable coverage." Ailes said that candidates "who cannot answer direct, simple, even tough questions from any journalist runs a real risk of losing the voters."
By March 9, 2007 the Nevada Democratic Party surrendered to the moonbats and began seeking a more "appropriate" television partner...The Daily Show perhaps...or Larry King.
Senator Reid's Nevada spokesman, Jon Summers said: "This was a decision made by the Nevada Democratic Party. Sen. Reid understands and shares some of the concerns that have been raised about FOX and supports the state party's efforts to address those concerns. Sen. Reid is also supportive of any strategy that helps to grow our party and will help Democrats win the West and elect a Democratic president in 2008." (Gutsy!!)
Al Gore - My Big Fat Carbon Footprint
For Al Gore it isn't easy being green. Since winning an Oscar
for his Inconvenient Truthumentary this Hollywood darling's carbon footprint is resembling
Sasquatch. The Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves
a gold statue for hypocrisy. Consider these inconvenient truths:
Gore has held apocalyptic views about the environment for some time. So why, then, didn't Gore dump his family's large stock holdings in Occidental (Oxy) Petroleum? As executor of his family's trust, over the years Gore has controlled hundreds of thousands of dollars in Oxy stock. Oxy has been mired in controversy over oil drilling in ecologically sensitive areas.
Obviously living la vida carbon-neutral apparently doesn't mean living oil-stock free.
Gore's mansion, [20-room, eight-bathroom] located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service
The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh--more than 20 times the national average.
Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh--guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore's average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.
Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore's energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.
Natural gas bills for Gore's mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
In total, Gore paid nearly $30,000 in combined electricity and natural gas bills for his Nashville estate in 2006."
The Tennessee Center for Policy Research claims that Nashville Electric Services records show the Gores in 2006 averaged a monthly electricity bill of $1,359 for using 18,414 kilowatt-hours, and $1,461 per month for using 16,200 kilowatt-hours in 2005. During that time, Nashville Gas Company billed the family an average of $536 a month for the main house and $544 for the pool house in 2006, and $640 for the main house and $525 for the pool house in 2005. That averages out to be $29,268 in gas and electric bills for the Gores in 2006, $31,512 in 2005.
A Gore home in Carthage used to sit on an active zinc mine until 2003. Gore received $20,000 a year in royalties from Pasminco Zinc, which operated a zinc concession on his property. Tennessee cited the company for adding large quantities of barium, iron and zinc to the nearby Caney Fork River. To be fair the mine closed in 2003.
A carbon footprint is a calculation of the CO2 fossil fuel emissions each person is responsible for, either directly because of his or her transportation and energy consumption or indirectly because of the manufacture and eventual breakdown of products he or she uses. (You can calculate your own carbon footprint on the website http://www.carbonfootprint.com/)
Tim Groseclose, a UCLA political scientist, shows otherwise. The ACLU, Liberal Media Bias and the Sin of Omission
On February 23rd, 2007 51-year old Charles Rust-Tierney, past president of the
Virginia branch of the ACLU and a former public defender in the District, was arrested
and charged with possessing child pornography. Mr. Rust-Tierney was identified in court
documents as having coached various youth sport teams in and around Arlington County.
He is being detained pending a preliminary hearing.
What is significant is the astounding lack of coverage of this story by the
mainstream media. The story has been completely ignored by the NY Times, CNN,
and was buried in the Washington Post's city section.
Considering the amount of coverage that the Pastor Ted Haggard/gay sex scandal
story received and the Foley sex/email/page scandal received during the election,
one can only surmise that the media is enabling the left and the ACLU. The ACLU is
actively defending NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association) in
Massachusettes and has resisted every effort by the Bush administration to fight
the War on Terror.
The mainstream media has always denied leftwing bias
Liberal Racism or "The Content of Their Character? Part 2"
Well, Joe Biden stepped in it again. Coming on the heels of his 7-11 remark:
"You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
he handed the following backhanded compliment to Sen. Barak Obama"
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy, I mean, that's a storybook, man."
So in one instant he managed to insult Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, Michael Steele and all Republican African Americans.
He also insulted (dare we say) Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. But will he pay the price as did Trent Lott?
Probably not. No "bad word rehab" for him.
Interestingly enough the remark reveals an amazingly paternalistic attitude toward blacks by whites in the Democratic Party.
Blacks seem to be tolerated and used for the liberal agenda. As long as the black person is a liberal he is the "right kind" of black.
If a Republican had spoken this way of Obama there would have been the inevitable calls for resignation, endless apologies, tearing
of hair and rending of clothes. The double standard is now so obvious one can only laugh.
Presenting The Fabulous Flying Imams
Step right up...
Show your concern in response to the overly loud praying by The Fabulous Flying Imams
Glare at the strategically seated The Fabulous Flying Imams around the plane 9/11 style
Show your concern again as The Fabulous Flying Imams ask for seat belt extensions...a favorite terrorist tactic to restrict movement around the plane
Complain to the flight attendants because of the anti-American comments made by The Fabulous Flying Imams
Marvel at the The Fabulous Flying Imams' indignation as they are escorted off the plane and detained..."They took us off the plane, humiliated us in a very disrespectful way," said Omar Shahin, of Phoenix.
Enjoy the protest at Reagan National Airport by CAIR and The Muslim Affairs Council
Excerpted from the Iris Blog: It's an old story. Part of the Islamist playbook is to attack and then claim victimization. This way, useful idiots on the Left, particularly those in the mainsteam media, will parrot the Big Lie and then push the agenda of the poor victims. By the time the truth gets its boots on courtesy of the blogs, the mainstream media feigns ignorance and disinterest in "old news."
Says Michelle Malkin: "I think these people have finally worn out their welcome. Yes, they'll always have their apologists in the media. Yes, they have their water-carriers in Congress. But their incessant victim politicking--combined with their shady ties and their refusal to condemn jihad at home and around the world--has eroded America's good will."
From anti-Muslim cartoons to Pope Benedict's remarks, to this latest airplane incident in Minneapolis, the world is periodically
treated to an absurd Kabuki-theater over-reaction which puts the eggshell sensibilities of the Muslims on display.
The inevitable and wholly predictable result is an orgy of street protests and killings in the Middle East and Europe,
car burning riots in France and lawsuits in the U.S.
Where does it end? When does the West finally say enough?
By staging an incident and then claiming discrimination Muslim advocacy groups like CAIR have discovered the race card tactic
of taking advantage of liberal white guilt, perfected by the race hustlers who perverted the civil rights movement.
Muslims want us to grow weary of their never-ending "victimization" which will, in turn,
cause us drop our guard and give in on security issues. They want us to be hesitant to
profile and complain for fear of being labeled racists and bigots, thus giving them the all-important access to the airports again.
The most outreagous bit of fallout from the Minneapolis Airport incident is the proposal to establish separate Muslim prayer rooms in airports.
These rooms represent the gravest of internal security threats.
The Muslims are like Star Treks' Borg. They invade, attach to a host, demand special treatment,
cry foul at every perceived insult, assimilate the culture, threaten to sue, show no tolerance for anything other than
their own beliefs and slowly drain the will to resist. They turn the free speech laws that
exist on their heads and use those very laws against us. Liberal useful idiots then fall all over themselves to accommodate the endless
demands...appeasement at it's finest. But the Constitution is not a suicide pact.
The world said nothing when the Taliban blew up the 3000 year old
Buddhist statues prior to the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. But Muslims scream bloody murder when
a mosque that is being used for arms caches and shelter for Islamic fighters is targeted by the U.S. military.
What's next?...honor killings?...Muslim taxi drivers refusing to take fares carrying alcohol? (wait, they already did that.)
When do we really start to fight back?
Borg Cube Ship
The Black Stone
Liberal Racism or "The Content of Their Character?"
After years of lambasting Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice the Democrats have been, of late, swooning over the possible
presidential candidacy of Sen. Barak Obama. The aforementioned are all black...but there is a problem. Powell and Rice are the wrong kind of black because they have strayed off the liberal
plantation...they are conservatives. Neville Award winner Harry Belafonte referred to Powell as a 'House Negro'...there have been
cartoons of Rice in the mainstream press denigrating her racial ethnicity.
So what do we get when we get the "right kind of African American" in politics? We get Cynthia McKinney, Sheila Jackson Lee,
Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, racial preferences (affirmative action), the race card, hate crimes and all of the other
idiotic aspects of racial political correctness that paralyzes our country.
On Halloween Night, 2006 in Long Beach, CA, 30 black kids taunted and attacked three
white girls on their way to a party. The three girls were beaten within an inch of their lives.
Arrests have been made and the case is going to trial. However, the prosecutor has been reluctant to charge the "yewts"
with a hate crime because of a lack of proof that the attacks were racially motivated. Imagine if the situation were reversed. The usual collection of race hustlers
would be having marches, sit-ins and preparing lawsuits against the police force and the city. This story was barely a blip in the mainstream
media...completely unlike the story currently unfolding in New York involving the cops shooting the three black gang members. Ironically
two of the cops were black. Recently eight of the assailants were convicted of a hate crime with receiving only
probation and community service. Outrageous!
Whenever a conservative comes out and says that the media has a liberal bias,
they are usually labeled as paranoid. In reality, however, such a bias does exist,
and the best proof of that is the Trent Lott/Strom Thurmond fiasco. The media
launched into an uproar over Sen. Trent Lott's racially insensitive remarks at Sen.
Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party, even to the point of one major news publication
announcing that the Republican Party has not yet shed its "racist" past. Within weeks,
Lott had resigned as Senate Majority Leader over the controversy.
On Aug. 11, 2006 Sen. Allen twice referred to a 20-year-old of Indian ancestry as
"macaca." The individual was Shekar Ramanuja Sidarth, a volunteer for Jim Webb,
Allen's democratic political opponent. Quickly word hit the street about the
remarks and the blogosphere went wild. The late-night talk shows had a field
day and columnists everywhere began calling for Allen's removal...or at least for
his defeat in the mid-term elections.
What Senator Allen said was dumb. It was a bad attempt at trying to be funny
while taking a shot at his political opponent. But there is something else at
play here that hits to the true angle of this story. You see, George Allen is
a Republican. And what is deemed "dismissible" for Democrats is rarely the same
for members of the GOP.
Here is a collection of some dismissable remarks by some of our "finest" liberals over the years
and ignored by the media:
The Chairman of the Democrat National Committee (DNC), Howard Dean, said at a recent meeting of the Democrat Black Caucus, "You think the Republicans could get this many people of color in a single room? Only if they had the hotel staff in here."
Donna Brazile, during her tenure as Al Gore's campaign manager, referred to the Republican Party as the 'party of the white boys'
Al Sharpton referred to jews and "diamond merchants"
Hillary Clinton - Jerry Oppenheimer's book State of the Union: Inside the Complex Marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton (2000) quotes former campaign aide Mary Lee Fray, who says that Hillary exploded in a rage after Bill lost his first bid for elective office, a run for Congress in Arkansas's Third Congressional District against John Paul Hammerschmidt. Hillary blamed Fray's husband, Paul, for the campaign's bungled political strategy. The slur was uttered at a heated, finger-pointing session at Bill Clinton's Fayetteville, Ark., campaign headquarters on election night in 1974, following his defeat. "You fucking Jew bastard!" Hillary yelled at Paul, Mary Lee confirmed -- even though Paul Fray is not Jewish. [From a 2005 article by Reinhold Aman]
Jesse Jackson, running for President in 1984, referred to NY as "hymie-town"
During a campaign event for Senate candidate Nancy Farmer, Sen. Hillary Clinton introduced a quote from Gandhi by saying, "He ran a gas station down in St. Louis."
Sen. Joe Biden: "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking."
The media never seems to mention the fact that Sen. Robert Byrd is a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, or that he led a filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or that in 1946 he stated, "The Ku Klux Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth in West Virginia."
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Appeasement - A Night At The Opera
With apologies to Groucho
...when it comes to ruining Mozart, director Hans Neuenfels has just won the bad taste derby in classical music. Mozart set
his opera 'Idomeneo' in Crete in the aftermath of the Trojan War. A story of sacrifice and reconciliation, the opera ends with King Idomeneo
issuing a last command. "I announce peace," before handing power to his son.
Neuenfel's production features Idomeneo prancing around with the severed heads of Poseidon, Jesus, Buddha and the Prophet Muhammad at the opera's conclusion.
Obviously Herr Neuenfels, so in touch with the German zeitgeist, has spent several semesters at the Peter Sellars University of Bad Taste.
Sensibilities were unnerved to the extent that officials of the Deutsche Oper moved to cancel the production, not because of it's wretchedness, but because it might
offend...you guessed it... the Muslims!!! No one at the Deutsche Oper seems to be worried about rampaging Christians, Buddhists,
Jews, Hindus, Masons, Sikhs, disciples of Zeus and Jupiter...did we forget anyone?
The following is excerpted from Roger Kimball's article in opinionjournal.com, September 28, 2006:
Mr. Neuenfels is one of those directors more interested in nurturing his own pathologies than in offering a faithful presentation of the geniuses with whose work he has been entrusted.
The spectacle of Deutsche Oper's decision to cancel "Idomeneo" suggests that the West's dealings with Islam have entered a new phase. Yesterday, we waited until after the Muslims took
to the streets before capitulating; today, it appears we have moved on to pre-emptive capitulation.
'Shut Up and Sing' Alert -- Babs In Concert
The following is excerpted from Brit Hume's column on Foxnews.com and with apologies to Laura Ingraham for stealing
the title to her book:
Fans who paid an average of $250/ticket to see Barbra Streisand at Madison Square Garden
in New York got a little more than they bargained for when the singer traded barbs with
a President Bush impersonator during a skit last night.
One report said the actor portrayed the president as a "bumbling idiot." Some in the
crowd objected to the scene by jeering — and Streisand told one heckler to "shut the
'f' up" — and she didn't say "f." Streisand later apologized and then lectured the
crowd on tolerance. She said of the Bush impersonator —"the artist's role is to disturb."
Once again, the left lectures on tolerance, freedom of speech and diversity... We at the Neville Awards want to paraphrase Christopher Hitchens who,
appearing on Bill Maher's show, noted that Bush jokes "are the jokes that stupid people laugh at." They are also the jokes that intellectually shallow (but intellectually "tolerant") people write.
Please Babs...no more farewell tours...just go back to Malibu and watch for the helicopters photographing your mansion.
The Religion Of Peace
These images were taken at a recent Muslim "gathering" in London protesting the
Pope's remarks. England and France are first on the caliphate target list to be overthrown by radical Islamists
We have now learned from Brian Ross (ABC News Chief Investigative Journalist) that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (mastermind of the 9/11 attacks) folded like a cheap burkha after two minutes of waterboarding
and gave up at least 12 terror plots in the planning stages.
Prior to the waterboarding, the lives of his family were threatened as an inducement to cooperate. He blithley
said that his familys' "martyrdom" would only allow them to meet Allah sooner. How nice of him to make that decision for them.
When it came to his own hide, however, Mr. Toughguy wasn't so anxious to achieve the blessings of Islamic paradise.
Why are these instant mullahs, cowards and hypocrites so willing to send others to do their bidding, and, more importantly...
what happens when you finish plowing through the virgins?
Sounds like Al Qaeda No 2. Ayman al-Zawahiri is receiving Howard Dean's DNC talking points...
"Can't you be honest at least once in your life, and admit that you are a
deceitful liar who intentionally deceived your nation when you drove them to war in Iraq."
" Bush, you deceitful charlatan, 3 1/2 years have passed since your
capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, so how have you found us during this time?
Losing and surrendering?"
" Your agents in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq,
Pakistan and Afghanistan have captured thousands of the youth and
soldiers of Islam whom you made to taste at your hands and the hands
of your agents various types of punishment and torture. But we,
by Allah's grace, are taking revenge on their behalf daily from
your troops and the troops of your allies and agents in Pakistan,
Afghanistan, Iraq, the Arabian Peninsula and all Muslim countries
from Indonesia to Morocco, and moreover, on your own soil every day."
"Pinch" Sulzberger and Bill Keller, publisher and executive editor of the N.Y. Times respectively, compromised the existence of classified CIA and NSA operations by greenlighting articles exposing
NSA wiretapping surveillance, crippling the classified surveillance program involving international
banking records, and exposing the CIA rendition program. They have also been consistently critical of all efforts to
fight the war on terror and of the Bush administration.
Imagine the headlines during World War II if these two Neville Award recipients
had been running things at the N.Y. Times:
Dec. 8, 1941 -- Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
Attack is justified because of U.S. oil and raw materials embargo.
Congress' declaration of war and our general mobilization seen as a disproportionate response.
May 6, 1942 -- Japanese Imperial Code Broken
Japanese attacking Midway Island in June.
German code also broken using captured "Enigma" decryptor.
Jan. 3, 1943 -- Roosevelt Orders Super-Secret Weapons Program - Code Named "Manhatten Project"
Robert Oppenheimer tapped to head classified project at Los Alamos, N.M.--
Atom bomb said to be 15 months away from testing.
Mar. 20, 1943 -- B-17 Flying Fortress to be Equipped With New Bomb Sight
Bombardiers can drop bombs within a 100-foot circle from an altitude of well over 20,000 feet
using the classified Norden Bomb Sight.
Nov. 3, 1943 -- Allied Killed in Action Reaches 200,000
Opposition to the war growing...Germans and Japanese seen as unbeatable.
Italian campaign a "quagmire"...Secretary Of War Henry L. Stimson must step down.
Calls for an exit strategy and a pull-out date increase.
U.S. Forces should be re-deployed to Hawaii and England
Mar. 5, 1944 -- Allied Landing in Normandy Set for Early June
Patton assigned to Knutsford, England as a diversion. -- Several imaginary divisions built around him to throw off German intelligence.
Landings will not take place at Pas-de-Calais. -- Bletchley Park accused of faking radio traffic. --
German defenses seen as 'insurmountable' along the French coast.
Jan. 5, 1945 -- ACLU Alleges Abuses at German and Japanese POW Camps
SS troops and Japanese soldiers' culture and civil rights not respected. -- Calls for civilian trials
of all POW's taken in the field.
Do you think our soldiers will get similar treatment at Qamp Al-Qaeda?
Consider these examples of "torture" of Islamic detainees at Gitmo:
Three square meals of "religiously sensitive" fare each day
Health and dental care (a twisted perversion of Hillary-Care)
Prayer rugs and an arrow pointing to Mecca (what's next - flying carpets?)
The Koran handled literally with "kid" gloves (no toilet flushing allowed)
Time set aside for prayer 5 times a day
Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep (who gets that in real life?)
A soccer field
Two hours of outdoor exercise each day
Average detainee has gained 20 lbs
No good deed goes unpunished...the guards at Gitmo get to have urine and feces thrown at them...every day.
The following is excerpted from the LA Times, September 26, 2006:
Interviews with military personnel, meanwhile, indicate bitterness is rising in the ranks over
what many regard as overreaching religious sensitivity, including banning guards from touching
any detainee's Koran during cell searches.
The prominence of religious issues at Guantanamo was underscored recently in a senior military
official's article on the camp website and the front page of the base newspaper. The report
expressed respect and appreciation for the significance of Ramadan and explained the military's
plan to support the holy month rite of daytime fasting.
Staff would work "around the clock" to provide "Ramadan-specific" meals that include dates,
nuts and honey, the official reported, adding that commanders have doubled nighttime portions
and provided medical monitoring to ensure that detainees received adequate nutrients.
Since the camp opened in January 2002, the most contentious religious issue has been treatment
of the Koran, one of the few items detainees are permitted to keep in their cells. A military
investigation last year confirmed instances of intentional and accidental desecration of the Koran.
To quell protests about mishandling of the text by non-Muslims, guards at first were ordered
to don medical gloves before touching a Koran. Now, only civilian Muslim interpreters are
allowed to move and inspect the holy texts during cell searches.
A Muslim response to the Pope's remarks...kinda proves his point!
The Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of Sunni Arab
extremist groups that includes al-Qaida in Iraq, issued a statement
on a Web forum about the pope's remarks last week on Islam.
"You infidels and despotic, we will continue our jihad (holy war)
and never stop until God avails us to chop your necks and raise
the fluttering banner of monotheism when God's rule is established
governing all people and nations," the statement said.
The group said Muslims will be victorious and addressed the pope
as "the worshipper of the cross" saying "you and the West are
doomed as you can see from the defeat in Iraq, Afghanistan,
Chechnya and elsewhere ... We will break up the cross, spill the
liquor and impose head tax, then the only thing acceptable is a
conversion (to Islam) or (killed by) the sword."
Just don't piss off the women...
Harvard President Lawrence Summers was fired for suggesting there may
be [SHOCK!!] differences between men and women. So much for tolerance and freedom of speech among the diversity crowd.
The following is excerpted from the Washington Post, January 19, 2005:
During nearly four years as president of Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers
has earned a reputation for blunt, sometimes brutal comments. After upsetting
African Americans early in his tenure, he has provoked a new storm of controversy
by suggesting that the shortage of elite female scientists may stem in part
from "innate" differences between men and women.
"I felt I was going to be sick," said Nancy Hopkins, a biology professor at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who listened to part of Summers's speech
Friday at a session on the progress of women in academia organized by the
National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Mass. She walked out in
what she described as a physical sense of disgust.
"My heart was pounding and my breath was shallow," she said.
"I was extremely upset."
Ya gotta love those feminists
The Left's Silence is Deafening
The Left has used Hurricane Katrina as an opportunity to endlessly point to the
"failings" of the
Bush administration while ignoring the responsibility of Mayor Nagin and Governor Blanco. Would that they were as vocal
when their side is culpable. The following is excertped from an article by Ralph Peters posted on
The death toll wrought by nonchalant neglect in Europe last August remains considerably higher than the total number of fatalities in Iraq since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom-friendly, enemy and civilian combined.
The American Left never blinked as the real "old Europe" perished in the multitudes. There wasn't a whisper of criticism of those "more humane" European governments whose apparatchiks refused to interrupt their summer vacations to respond to the mass dying among Europe's pensioners. Those admirable European health-care systems failed horrendously-yet they remain, of course, the models to which we should aspire (no matter that every European I know prefers private care, if they can afford it).
Had the Bush administration allowed over 25,000 elderly Americans to die while our president cut brush at his ranch, howls of outrage would have shaken the heavens. The Left would have reminded us all of the virtues of Euro-socialism and the evils of a marketplace society.
The silence of the Left in the face of uncomfortable truths is a hallowed tradition, of course, dating back to the earliest crimes of the Soviet Union. When the reality confronting the Left contradicts the theory, the theory must be preserved at any cost.
And there's no sign of improvement, not a glimmer of the least scrap of conscience or integrity on the Left. It's all about revenge against a democratic system that gives a blue-collar worker a vote equal to that of a university professor's ballot, about hatred for the free market for providing better lives for the great majority while Marxism drowned in the bile of its victims. There's no one the new American Left so despises as the working man or woman who continues to believe in the United States.
And it's about power. Had Bill Clinton invaded Iraq and deposed Saddam, the Left would have cheered their throats raw, praising him as one of history's greatest liberators. The rhetoric about Iraq isn't about justice, or the Iraqi people, or even about the horrors of war. And it certainly isn't about the welfare of our troops (there are few things more disgusting to a soldier than a campus coward speaking on his behalf). The great, unforgivable insult to the Left is that conservatives took the idea of liberation seriously and acted, while the Liberal-Arts faculty merely chattered about it
The global Left never cared about the Iraqi people until they became American "victims." As Saddam Hussein slaughtered more Muslims through campaigns of oppression and wars of aggression than any tyrant since Tamerlane, the Left remained silent. But now that Saddam himself might face the death penalty, Leftists everywhere are wringing their hands at the thought of such injustice.
Where were they when the screams of torture victims pierced the prison walls under Saddam? Where were the celebrity journalists when Iraq's mass graves were being opened over the past fifteen months? Where are the reports of the fierce joy of the Kurds, free at last, free at last?
Where is the American Left's sense of justice in the face of European anti-semitism? Of course, the spreading hate-crimes against Jews, synagogues and cemeteries are all Israel's fault…