Thursday, August 06, 2009

Remember When TV Didn't Suck?

Monday, August 03, 2009

Opps, They Did It Again...

The Norwich Bulletin has for at least the second time printed material with the same exact error even after I shamed them into correcting it once.
In the July 31st edition, the firefighters mentioned by Rick Holmes in
“Obama brings beer to America’s conversation about race” were importantly not all white.

Lt. Ben Vargas, one of the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court civil rights case Ricci v. DeStefano, is Hispanic as you might guess by last name.
Why do liberals keep forgetting about the color of Lt. Vargas’ face? Is Lt. Vargas invisible? Are liberals entitled to brush aside facts that don’t fit in with their arguments nowadays?
You know in the same way the President can disregard the fact his government takeover plan of healthcare will increase the deficit and not reduce it?

Should we consider conservative high-profile, non-white people like Thomas Sowell or Janice Rogers Brown or Clarence Thomas or Miguel Estrada or Alberto Gonzales or Michelle Malkin all white too from now on?

Likewise should we consider Sarah Palin a man?
Another error (if that’s truly what it was) repeated by the Bulletin (once in Holmes’ op-ed and again in the editor’s note after my last letter) is the black firemen of New Haven all “failed” the test in question. That is not true.
Some or all of them passed but did not score high enough to get a promotion right away. There is a huge difference between flunking — that is getting an F — and not scoring high enough to get one of a limited number of positions available. But that is another factoid that just doesn’t dovetail with the liberal argument nicely.
-So they just invent something that sounds better.
To address the body of the opinion piece which was about the arrest of Professor Gates, the incident was manifestly not a racial incident until President Obama and Gates deliberately decided to made it one.
So I don’t know about this “teach this lesson by example” stuff. That’s a bit like setting a building on fire and then calling the community together to discuss the serious issue of arson.
Instead giving the man a beer both men should have offered an apology to the cop that was just doing his damn job.
As a matter of reference, a buddy of mine mouthed off to cops and he literally got just two obnoxious words out of his mouth and they whisked his white butt to jail for the night.
It is ironic that the President who is so quick to apologize on behalf of the United States of America can’t bring himself to apologize when he so clearly should do so.

Obama played the race card but got trumped by the truth.


Sunday, August 02, 2009

Health Rations and You!

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