Monday, 17 October 2011


Ken Berwitz

About 53% of  US citizens pay income taxes.  Therefore I am a racist.

Does that seem confusing to you?  Well, maybe it will help to understand that this is the opinion of a regular "contributor" at MSNBC.

Excerpted from an article at

MSNBC race relations commentator extraordinare Melissa Harris Perry explains it is racist when Michele Bachmann points out only 53% of Americans pay federal income tax and says we all need to pay.

"What that is meant to imply is that there is a whole group that is dependent," Harris Perry analyzed.

Harris Perry says that 53% talk is just codeword for the "2011 version of the welfare queen."

See?  You mention the fact that 53% pay income taxes - and you're a racist.  It couldn't be simpler.  Someone with an IQ of 35 would understand it perfectly. 

The problem is that most people with an IQ above 35 would think it is a pile of BS.

Incidentally, in the same segment Ms. Perry went on to say that the word "crime" is a metaphor for Black people.  I swear, she really did.  Her exact words:  "You can just say crime, and crime is sufficient to evoke (racism)".   

Click here and watch/listen to Perry, along with the rest of the panel who all appear to agree fully about the "53% taxpayers is racism" absurdity.  We don't know how they felt about the "crime is racism" line because it is said at the very end of the clip - but I think we can guess.

How could this possibly be presented as serious, intelligent discourse?  Well, let me remind you again that it was aired on MSNBC.

In the words of Shrek,when he found out Fiona was an ogre: "That explains a lot"


Ken Berwitz

I apologize to readers for missing this blog, from October 11th, which shows what may well be the real reason "Occupy Wall Street" protesters have been allowed to take over Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan and stay there ever since, and for the forseeable future.

As you may know, city after city is getting rid of the camps/tent cities put together by "Occupy Wall Street" protesters, because they are a public nuisance and a royal pain in the rectum.  These include (but are by no means restricted to) the notably Democrat cities of Boston, Chicago, Denver and most recently, Seattle.

So how come the New York protesters seem permanently in place there - thus depriving the everyday people who used to go to Zuccotti Park from doing so?

Well, read this blog by Robert Johnson of, and you will have your answer.  It is too short to excerpt, so I am showing the entire piece (Mr. Johnson, of course, can use anything of mine he cares to).  The bold print is mine.

Here's The Real Reason Why The Occupy Wall Street Protesters Aren't Getting Kicked Out Of Zuccotti Park

Coming on the heels of the Solyndra debacle, the Obama administration has just approved a $168.9 million loan guarantee for the Granite Reliable wind farm project owned by Brookfield Asset Management (BAM).

Among its many holdings BAM owns Brookfield Renewable Power, which owns the Granite Reliable and it also owns Brookfield Office Properties, whose holdings include the now famous Zuccotti Park.

The Department of Energy finalized the loan guarantee less than a week after Occupy Wall Street protesters took to Zuccotti Park, and with the Obama administration's Tuesday endorsement of the protests, rumors are starting to circulate that this could be the reason Brookfield is allowing protesters to remain on its property.

Got that?  The Obama administration gives a 168.9 million dollar loan guarantee to Zuccotti Park's parent company, and less than a week later the "Occupy Wall Street" protest is centered there, with the parent company allowing it permanent residence there. - and President Obama giving it an effusive endorsement.

Is that clear enough for you?  Could it reek worse?

The "Occupy Wall Street" movement in Zuccotti Park is about as spontaneous as the earth's orbit around the sun. 

And, since this information was available to a week ago, was it not available to the rest of media as well, including our entire mainstream media? 

Why, then, hasn't it been front page/lead story news? 

If the Bush administration gave almost 170 million dollars in loan guarantees to a company that, less than a week later, allowed protesters Bush supported to overtake a park in Manhattan, do you doubt that media would have reported it?

These people may have the word "journalist" in their job descriptions.  They may even think they are journalists.  But they are no such thing.  They disgrace this once reputable profession. 

And Barack Obama, who again is caught paying off a company that does his bidding, disgraces the White House.

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