Sunday, 01 March 2009
ACCEPTABLE RACIAL STEREOTYPES
If there is one thing I've learned over recent years, it is that the left has
a monopoly on criticism of racial stereotypes.
Simply stated, if people on the right engage
in this odious practice, they are despicable pigs. They are outed immediately
for what they've done, complete with calls for retribution.
A recent example is the the New
York Post, whose cartoonist appeared to compare Barack Obama to a chimp. There have been daily
protests at Post offices demanding an apology, and that the cartoonest (Sean Delonas) be
But if people on the left do the same? They're not attacked at
all. It was just clever commentary. They didn't mean anything
by it -- because, after all, they're the good guys, not like those despicable
pigs on the other side.
If you doubt this for a minute, consider the reaction to what has been said
about Bobby Jindal, the Indian-born Governor of Louisiana, who responded
to President Obama's speech this past Tuesday. It makes things
From Brian Maloney at www.radioequalizer.blogspot.com:
Caught On Tape: Libtalk's Racist
*** EXCLUSIVE TO THE RADIO
alarming recent pattern of utilizing racism and overt bigotry to
neutralize political opponents, two syndicated liberal radio personalities have
been caught on tape disparaging Governor Bobby Jindal.
This time, the culprits are
libtalker Mike Malloy and producer / wife Kathy Bay Malloy. During Wednesday's
show, Kathy used a mocking impersonation of an East Indian to ridicule the
First, the transcript, followed by our exclusive,
caught-on-tape clip of the incident:
KATHY BAY MALLOY (50:34) in mocking East Indian voice: Hello,
my name is Bobby, how may I give you excellent customer service today, I hear
you are having problems with hard drive. I am so very sorry this is happening
to you, ma'am (Mike Malloy laughs
MIKE MALLOY (50:49)
(Laughing): You're getting a bit racist in your middle years, aren't
an isolated incident, it would still be disturbing, but combined with a
peculiar pattern of liberal and Democratic Party racism aimed at East Asians, it
calls into question their supposed "tolerance" of others.
In the past,
Democrats Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton have also ridiculed
Asian immigrants, particularly those from India.
In fact, in recent days, other
liberals have been caught using racism to disparage the GOP's rising star. Early
Wednesday, for example, longtime liberal stalwart Helen Thomas of the White House
Press Corps made an unfortunate "Slumdog Millionaire" reference.
MSNBC wacko Chris Matthews also carelessly used the word "outsourcing" to describe
Jindal's selection to deliver the Republican response, an obvious reference to the use of Indian labor by
In addition, Washington
Post columnist Amy Argetsinger was caught comparing Jindal's eyes to that
of Charles Manson, which if not
racist is certainly a slimy personal attack.
Now that they've elected Barack Obama, white
liberals apparently believe they've been immunized against future criticism,
even when they resort to racism to attack opponents. But the very people who
routinely make the same charges against conservatives are mistaken if they
believe we won't hold them accountable for their bigoted and hypocritical
If you care about racial stereotypes - their unfairness and the damage they
do - this should make you sick to your stomach.
Yet where are our wonderful "neutral" media on this? How come when the
people crapping out this sickness are from the left, it is treated either
as ok, or at least ok enough to be ignored?
But listen to them squeal like stuck pigs if you call them
THE INCONVENIENCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
When President Bush (and other Republicans) held the presidency, human
rights was a paramount issue. Mr. Bush was subjected to countless attacks
over his supposed indifference to the suffering of the oppressed and called pretty
much every name in the book.
Now, with Barack Obama in the oval office, one would think human rights to
be a front and center issue. Mr. Obama and his more liberal, thus
more tolerant, cohorts would certainly show those obtuse, callous Republicans a thing or two
about concern for oppressed people.
Please read the following column by Michael Barone of Human Events, and see
the true story:
Blind Eye to Human Rights
On the last day of her trip
to East Asia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke briefly of the place of
human rights in American policy toward China. "Our pressing on those issues" --
issues she didn't identify any more fully -- "can't interfere with the global
economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security
Cries of dismay quickly came forth from Amnesty International
USA, New Students for a Free Tibet and Freedom House. Has the United States
given up on championing human rights and democracy altogether?
Now it can
be said in defense of Clinton's remarks that previous administrations of both
parties, from the time of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, have given human
rights at best a subordinate place in their dealings with China. And that our
past calls for China to observe human rights have been met for the most part
with stony silence and acts of defiance. And that the stricken American economy
at this point is in need of continued Chinese purchases of Treasury bonds.
Still, for anyone with
knowledge of American foreign policy over the last four decades, Clinton's
remarks were jarring. It is one thing not to press a tyranny very hard on human
rights; it is another thing to come out and say you're not going to raise the
issue at all. It is a kind of unilateral moral disarmament. One arrow in the
quiver of American foreign policy has been our pressing -- sometimes sotto voce
(as in the Helsinki Accords), sometimes in opera buffa ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear
down this wall!") -- tyrannical regimes to honor human rights. Hillary Clinton
has put that arrow over her knee, broken it in two and thrown it
She is not the only one. On this as on other matters, she is
following the lead of the man who beat her for the Democratic nomination. In his
inaugural speech, Barack Obama made only the most passing mention of human
rights. In his Feb. 26 speech to Congress, he devoted just 7 percent of his
words to foreign and defense policy, and made just one mention of
He is reportedly poised to name as head of the National
Intelligence Council a man who has endorsed China's 1989 suppression of
pro-democracy students at Tiananmen Square. He has noted with cold indifference
the success of the provincial elections in Iraq.
All of which brings to
mind the report of a conservative blogger who watched George W. Bush's 2005
inaugural speech with a group of liberals. Every time Bush called for spreading
freedom and democracy around the world, the crowd guffawed and groaned and
jeered. For them, evidently, Bush was a figure of fun, and his calls for
democracy and human rights laughable. The same people who decried his supposed
authoritarian rule at home had nothing but contempt for his call for freedom and
Beneath this stated contempt is, I think, something in
the nature of secret guilt. Or rather, anger at the notion that Bush had stolen
the issues of human rights and democracy from the liberals.
The desire to
oppose the Iraq war root and branch, to denounce every aspect of it, imposed a
duty to dismiss as laughable Bush's stated objective -- set out eloquently
before the decision to take military action as well as after it -- of advancing
democracy in the Middle East. A duty to side with those, like the National
Intelligence Council nominee, who have long held that governance in the style of
Saudi Arabia or Syria is the best that can be hoped for in that region, and the
best for all concerned. A duty to dismiss with contempt, or simply to ignore,
the rather remarkable strides of the Iraqis themselves made after enduring
decades of brutal tyranny.
It's quite a turnaround. It was liberals who
complained that the United States sided with too many tyrannies in the Cold War
and who (in the person of Henry Jackson) insisted on holding up Soviet trade
deals to aid those persecuted by the Soviet Union. It was Jimmy Carter who made
human rights a plank in his campaign and made it his policy as president, even
when it undermined U.S. allies.
Not even when the cause of human rights
was taken up by Ronald Reagan, in the Philippines as well as against the
Soviets, did liberals declare that we should be indifferent to the cause of
expanding democracy and freedom in the world. But now they seem to have done so
in the desire to repudiate root and branch every policy espoused by George W.
Perhaps someone should suggest that a stony indifference to the
freedom of others is not a very liberal -- not a very generous, not a very
attractive -- thing.
And, still, our wonderful "neutral" media look the other way.
I picked this column up from Human Events, folks. Not from the New York
Times, or Washington Post or LA Times or the networks or the Today show or Time
or Newsweek, or MSNBC, etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
Well, at least there is one place where human rights is
still the overriding issue. Mr. Obama, through Hillary Clinton, demands that Israel resupply those nice hamas terrorists in Gaza who, if
well enough resupplied, can go back to trying to vaporize
Israel and kill every Jew there.
Hey, who says the Obama administration is insensitive to human oppression?
THE OBAMA - BIDEN HYPOCRISY ON IRAQ
Barack Obama is an inexperienced man with a terrific talent for public
Now that he is President Mr. Obama is in the process of taking credit
for what President Bush accomplished in Iraq. And there are plenty of
suckers who will buy into his instant revision of history.
I've talked about this in previous blogs. But the video that www.sweetness-light.com has on its web
site right now really brings the truth home. So I'm posting it below:
February 28th, 2009
As we have often noted before (see the related
articles links below), Messrs Obama and Biden fought our winning strategy in
Iraq tooth and nail.
A fact you would never guess from Mr. Obamas
remarks yesterday at Camp Lejeune.
But here is another gentle reminder about their
prescience, via YouTube:
Obamas Hypocrisy On Iraq
Remember, we were supposed to ignore Mr. Obamas
stunning lack of experience because he has such excellent judgment.
Well, he was wrong about the surge. And his choice
of a Vice President was not too stellar either.
So when have we ever seen any evidence of this
alleged sound judgment?
Thank you President Bush for having the guts to order this surge,
knowing full well that you would be creamed for it by people like Barack Obama and
Joe Biden. Thank you for suffering the insults and attacks because you
thought it was the right thing to do. That is a level of
personal character few people will ever measure up to.
Oh, and thank you President Obama for being 100% against what President Bush
did, but now taking credit for it going forward. You really do speak
PAUL HARVEY R.I.P.
I rarely listened to Paul Harvey. But there is no doubt that he was a
great pioneer of radio, as well as its single longest lasting on-air
Mr. Harvey died in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday, at the age of 90.
Paul Harvey started in radio at station KVOO in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The
year was 1933 (that's not a typo). From 1951 until just a few months
ago, he did national commentary on the ABC radio network. His wife,
Lynne, whose marriage lasted from 1940 until her death in 2008, was his
long-time producer. Both are in the radio hall of fame.
May they both rest in peace.
JAYWALKING TICKET REVERSED
Three days ago I wrote, incredulously, about a Denver bus driver who, with a
second man, tried to help two elderly women across the street during a
snowstorm. A truck came towards them and the driver was able to push the
others to safety before being hit. He wound up in the hospital with
Then, while dealing with those injuries, the Denver police department
was nice enough to issue him a jaywalking ticket.
Well, there's a more or less happy ending to at least the jaywalking part of
this story. Here it is, courtesy of the Associated Press; the bold print
Colorado withdraws ticket issued to good
DENVER The Colorado State Patrol has withdrawn the $22 jaywalking
ticket issued to a good
Samaritan who was seriously injured by a pickup after he pushed three
people out of its path.
Bus driver Jim Moffett of Denver and another man were helping two elderly women
cross a busy Denver street in a snowstorm when he was hit Feb.
Moffett, 58, suffered bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible
ruptured spleen. He remained
hospitalized in serious condition Friday.
"He's doing better, but it's going to be a long,
hard road for him," said his wife, Donna. "His knee is just completely
destroyed, his shoulder was badly dislocated, he's got a lot of internal
The State Patrol said in a statement that
it withdrew the citation "after examining the ... circumstances" and consulting
with prosecutors. A patrol spokesman didn't immediately return a call seeking
The patrol initially said that despite
Moffett's intentions, jaywalking contributed to the
The patrol also withdrew jaywalking
citations against the other good Samaritan and one of the two women. The other
woman wasn't cited because troopers said she wasn't directly
A citation against the pickup driver for careless driving resulting in injury
The two women and the other good Samaritan were
passengers on Moffett's Regional
Transportation District bus.
"He told his son he'd do it again, which really
upsets me because he almost lost his life," Donna Moffett
Ralph Waldo Emerson said "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little
minds" Although Mr. Emerson never lived to see a bus or truck, somehow I
suspect this is the kind of behavior he had in mind.
Did the Denver police really need an investigation and a sit-down with
prosecutors to figure out that maybe, under these
circumstances, a jaywalking ticket wasn't a real great
My favorite part, though, is that one of the two women "wasn't cited because
troopers said she wasn't directly involved". The men were helping both
women across the street!!! One of them was involved and the other
Let's just say that this doesn't speak particularly well for Denver's law
enforcement capabilities and leave it at that.