Supreme Court Upholds the People’s Choice: Michigan Voters Decision to End Government-Sanctioned Racism aka “Affirmative Action” Stands

From the Wall Street Journal:

A splintered Supreme Court on Tuesday voted 6-2 that states may end racial preferences without violating the U.S. Constitution.

The case came from Michigan, which in 2006 passed a voter initiative ending racial preferences. A federal appeals court had struck down the measure, finding that it served to disadvantage minorities in the political process.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for a plurality including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito, said the case wasn’t about resolving the debate over affirmative action, but rather “who may resolve it.” He wrote the Constitution doesn’t forbid voters from ending the practice, which was instituted by officials at the University of Michigan and other state agencies.

The decision is here. The decision does not outlaw affirmative action. It simply says that the people of a state can decide that they do not choose to use it.

I applaud the court for validating the right of the people to make public policy. It’s an unfortunate exception from the what too many federal judges do today; that is, act against the will of the people. Think of their rogue actions in the area of family law and traditional marriage, for example.

I await the predictable screeching and gnashing of teeth from the usual suspects.

 

Note to Mr. Holder: We’re Refusing The Label Of Racist … J. D. Longstreet

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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4ca05-j-d-longstreet-5-28-2013-231narrowI am a long time reader of anything written by Mychal Massie.  The man is a true conservative.
Mr. Massie has written a piece entitled:  “Blacks And Palestinians Are A Lot Alike.”  It is “spot-on!” (Editor’s note: Mychal Massie was a guest on The Teri O’Brien Show last September.)

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of the conservative black think tank, Project 21-The National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives and a former member of its parent think tank, the National Center for Public Policy Research. In his official capacity with this free-market, public-policy think tank, he has spoken at the U.S. Capitol, CPAC, participated in numerous press conferences on Capitol Hill, the National Press Club and testified concerning property rights pursuant to the “Endangered Species Act” before the Chairman of the House Committee on Resources. He has been a keynote speaker at colleges and universities nationwide, at Tea Party Rallies, as well as rallies supporting our troops, conservative presidents, and conservative causes across the country. He is an unapologetic supporter of our right to own and carry firearms.

Oh, Mr. Massie also happens to be a black American.

In his article Mr. Massie says:

“The Jews are no more the enemies of the Palestinians than Americans are the suppressors of blacks. The question that begs an answer is where would these same blacks crying foul be if they weren’t in America? Just as the puppet-masters encourage the Palestinians to reject modernity so too are blacks encouraged.”
– SOURCE:  http://mychal-massie.com/premium/blacks-and-palestinians-are-a-lot-alike/
Mr. Massie continues:  “… it is not the Palestinians terrorizing Israel who are sitting in palatial splendor and opulence complete with gold toilets; it is not the blacks chanting the support of race-mongers who are the benefactors of the racial antipathy.

Blacks have not benefited from the visceral heterodoxy of Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, Holder, or for that matter Louis Farrakhan. The blacks crying foul and being led to see racism behind every bush are not benefiting from their untoward and often manufactured complaints. But the same cannot be said for the race-mongers who are quick to inflame their laments. Said race-mongers reap the rewards of the ignorant acts of the easily led.” — SOURCE:   http://mychal-massie.com/premium/blacks-and-palestinians-are-a-lot-alike/

American Leftists have continued their mantra of  “Let’s have a national conversation about racism in America.”  But it is impossible — made so by the very political movement that cries crocodile tears as they plead for that racism conversation.

The moment the conversation nears the truth, they cry “foul,” To make matters worse, and to completely stop any conversation about racism in America, they accuse those who truly DO want to talk, (out in the open) about racism in America, of being racists!

So we’re not going there anymore.  It’s a bit like Charlie Brown having the football plucked from in front of his foot each fall by Lucy.  We’re tired of it.  We’ve had it.  Most of us now refuse to even discuss racism any longer. We are sure that it is a hopelessly compromised argument no longer answerable to reason and not worthy of our time or consideration. 

Let’s be clear.  There IS racism in America.  But let’s be clear about something else.  If America isn’t the least racist country on the planet, then America is certainly amongst the least racist countries on the globe.

So, whose the loser here?  Funny thing is the losers don’t see themselves as having lost.  As Mr. Massie said above, they are easily led.   Unfortunately, they have been led into a false sense of pride at being imaginary modern day slaves.   And to be sure, they ARE slaves, but it is voluntary servitude to masters from amongst them who preach to them and tell them that which they long to hear …  excuses …  excuses for their own inability to hoist themselves up after having been free for over 150 years in a nation that offers every opportunity for advancement possible to man.

There is no excuse for sloth.   Sloth is identified in the Holy Scriptures of the Judeo-Christian faith as the personification of a deadly sin.  And it is deadly — to the soul.  It robs one of ambition and induces a feeling of well being even though one is in the direst of circumstances.

Look.  Racism has always existed and always will.  To mistrust anyone not like us was, and remains, a part of the nature’s defense mechanism wired into to every human being.   It is also within each of us to rise above misplaced distrust and determine to live and work together to make our coexistence as pleasant as possible.

And finally:  There is not a man, woman, or child walking the earth today who does not have slavery in his genealogy.  Somewhere in all our ancestry we are all descended from slaves.   So much for being a descendant of slaves as an excuse for one’s station in modern life.

Slavery STILL exists, even today.  According to a recent article in the Washington Post  there are some 30 million slaves today — in the year 2014.

Consider:  “We think of slavery as a practice of the past, an image from Roman colonies or 18th-century American plantations, but the practice of enslaving human beings as property still exists. There are 29.8 million people living as slaves right now, according to a comprehensive new report  issued by the Australia-based Walk Free Foundation.”  – SOURCE: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/17/this-map-shows-where-the-worlds-30-million-slaves-live-there-are-60000-in-the-u-s/ 

“This is not some softened, by-modern-standards definition of slavery. These 30 million people are living as forced laborers, forced prostitutes, child soldiers, child brides in forced marriages and, in all ways that matter, as pieces of property, chattel in the servitude of absolute ownership. Walk Free investigated 162 countries and found slaves in every single one.”  — SOURCE:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/10/17/this-map-shows-where-the-worlds-30-million-slaves-live-there-are-60000-in-the-u-s/ 

My friend and fellow commentator, Alan Caruba, said in an article entitled: “I am Tired of Being Called a White Racist,” which was published back in 2013:  “I don’t know when it occurred to me that I had gone from having shaken hands with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to being called a white racist, but apparently I was not paying attention.

Neither were a lot of others of my generation who had welcomed and supported the Civil Rights movement only to discover we were not going to hear a word of thanks. Younger generations have suffered the same indignity.” – SOURCE:  http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/08/i-am-tired-of-being-called-white-racist.html

Mr Caruba went on to say:  “Speaking solely for myself I am extremely disappointed by the failure of too many black Americans to simply admit that there is something terribly wrong in a community that has too many abortions, too many fatherless children, too much exploitation of welfare systems, too much drug use and trafficking, and too much blame on white racism for these and other ills.

Instead of seeing evidence that the black community in America is mounting an effort to address its problems what I and others see and hear are the same tired race hustlers, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and others, spewing the same “blame whitey” rhetoric.

It needs to be said that racism cuts both ways, but too much black racism gets a pass. Whites are not to blame at this point.”  – SOURCE:   http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/2013/08/i-am-tired-of-being-called-white-racist.html

Like Mr. Caruba, I, too, am tired of the white racist label.  I refuse to be yoked with a guilt I do not deserve.   It is past time for the white race to turn its collective back on the false cries of racism — and just walk away.

J. D. Longstreet

VIDEO: PROJECTILE VOMIT ALERT: CNN’s Helps Barack Play the Race Card

As I mentioned in this earlier post today, Barack Obama, desperate to (1) change the subject from his Obamacare debacle and (2) mobilize his most loyal dead-ender supporters, has a new project, which he announced yesterday. It’s called “My Brother’s Keeper,” or “I am My Brother’s Keeper,” or something similar that demonstrates his complete cluelessness about the meaning of Genesis 4.9.

Remember, never doubt me. Here’s a little taste. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

If that Saul Alinsky fan Bernie Shaw looks familiar, that’s because he’s the guy who refused to speak to U.S. government officials about what he saw in Baghdad during the Gulf War in 1991. He’s also the guy who asked Michael “Tank Commander” Dukakis that question about whether he’s support the death penalty for someone convicted of raping and murdering his wife. Gov. Dukakis’ cold, scary answer certainly contributed to his defeat in the 1988 Presidential election, and no doubt had Kitty Dukakis thinking “I need a drink.”

This whole event, like everything else the Left does, is phony, and dripping with irony. Here we have the spectacle of a completely unqualified, in-over-his-head empty suit who proves that he can barely form a coherent sentence when his trusty TelePrompTer is missing, who has had EVERYTHING handed to him because of his black skin privilege, telling his audience that “Nothing will be handed to you.” As he makes his touching, heartfelt speech about the pain suffered by children with absent fathers, there in the audience is Tracy Martin, real father of the late Trayvon “NO_LIMIT_NIGGA” Martin, as opposed to his faux, imaginary father, Barack Obama. Mr. Martin abandoned Trayvon, leaving him another one of the lost boys that Obama is talking about. Bernard Shaw mentions the terrific work of community organizers in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. It remains one of the poorest, most crime-ridden places in the United States.

I wonder if Don Lemon, Tracy Martin, Tracy’s good friend Al Sharpton, or any of the other race baiters involved in propping up this ridiculous regime know that Bernard Shaw narrated an anniversary video for the Washington Redskins. Really, Bernie? Isn’t that “RAAACIST?”

Fanning the Flames of Malignant Racism: Obama’s America

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In the wake of last Saturday’s verdict in the Michael Dunn “loud music” trial, which we discussed extensively on last week’s edition of The Teri O’Brien Show with our guest Andrew Branca of lawofselfdefense.com, liberal media morons took the opportunity to recite their predictable, threadbare clichès about our need to have “a serious conversation about race” in this country. As I said on the show, it seems to me that we talk about little else, especially since the election of our first affirmative-action president, Barack Hussein Obama, a man who surfed into the U.S. Senate, and then the White House, on the mother of all waves of white guilt.

In the American Spectator, Ross Kaminsky describes that extremely destructive foolishness being spewed by frequently featured MS-NBC race-baiter, “African studies” (seriously) professor Marc Lemont Hill, CNN’s Don Lemon, and some guy in the Atlantic Monthly:

The effect and intent of the words of Lemon and Hill and Coates are to divide Americans along racial lines, to instill anger and mistrust and jealousy and bitterness. It helps their ratings; it helps them sell magazines; it helps them line up more speaking engagements. It makes them feel good about themselves — by making one part of society hate another part.

But their views are a national cancer which, perhaps surprisingly to some, is metastasizing more rapidly under our first black president than at any time in the nearly five decades I have been alive.

In fact, it should surprise no one. Barack Obama is not foremost a black president; he is a Progressive Alinskyite president who happens to be black, a follower of a man who preached division as a political tactic, and the employer of a man, Attorney General Eric Holder, who said (while in his previous job), “I am the black United States attorney…[T]here’s a common cause that bonds the black United States attorney with the black criminal….” As former DoJ attorney Christian Adams put it, that’s the real race card.

It is not surprising that President Obama inflamed the nation surrounding the Zimmerman case; indeed it is possible charges might never have been brought had he not said “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” Somehow he didn’t say the same about Jordan Davis. Could it be because his insincerity would be obvious?

Or is it something else: that Obama isn’t running for re-election? Even George Zimmerman, a self-described former “huge supporter of President Obama,” in an interview with Univision on Sunday, said that Obama’s interference in his case was an “opportunity” to win more votes. (If you want to see a truly egregious example of media misconduct, watch Chris Cuomo’s interview of George Zimmerman which aired on CNN on Monday in which Cuomo asked Zimmerman how he felt about people who “liked that a young black had been killed.”)

But the politics of division remain this president’s first choice of political weapon. It is why when presented with a spreading national cancer of anti-white racism among leading blacks in the media (and some of their strangely-guilt-ridden white colleagues), Obama’s actions aim to speed and broaden the disease rather than to treat it.

Of course he’s trying to spread this evil racism. It’s the secret to his success. Expecting him to disavow racism and the myth of perpetual black victimhood would be like expecting Netflix to stop producing “House of Cards.” Playing the race card has worked out very well for him, Eric Holder, Moochelle and the whole lot.

It’s pathetic and disgusting, and not going to end any time soon.

Admit it: Thanksgiving-Hating Libs Are Hilarious to Watch

I struggle with Thanksgiving as a holiday.

Unless I don’t know liberals the way I think I do, what comes after that sentence has got to be some unintentionally hilarious liberal clap trap. As usual, I do know liberals, and what followed in this piece by Jamie Utt, a “diversity and inclusion consultant and sexual violence prevention educator,” who apparently is anatomically a male, did not disappoint. Never doubt me. Mr. Utt continues:

I simultaneously love and hate it.
I love that it brings families together and that it is a time for pause in our busy lives to give thanks for the many wonderful things around us. Neither of those things happen often enough.
Simultaneously, though, it is a holiday that perpetuates lies and hides the genocide of Indigenous people on this continent.
The story we’ve been told about the first “Thanksgiving” is a farce. It’s a lie that is told by a White-dominant culture to help itself feel better about the fact that we are living on lands that were stolen from Indigenous tribes through a careful process of genocide.

Here’s a fun thought experiment: who would you rather have at your Thanksgiving dinner: (1) this guy (2) one of Obama’s brainwashed acolytes with their talking points about Obamacare, or (3) one of Mayor Bloomberg’s fans with some anti-2nd amendment placemats for the kids?

White people, we have a responsibility to support these efforts! (efforts to buy back land and give it to “indigenous peoples”) Perhaps one way is to pay the same amount per year to buy back programs that you pay to the state in property taxes. (emphasis mine)

 

Great suggestion! You first, Mr. Utt. Why do I suspect that the only property taxes Mr. Utt has ever paid are the indirect ones he pays as part of his monthly rent checks?

Many of these suggestions were adapted from a keynote given by Waziyatawin, Ph.D. at the recent Overcoming Racism conference. So with her wisdom in mind, I will leave you with the central question of her most recent book (please consider picking up a copy or the ebook):

“What Does Justice Look Like?”

I’ve got a better question. What does stupidity look like? Also, who is the woman with the unpronounceable one word name, the Native American Madonna or Prince? Are you as heartbroken as I am at having missed that “Overcoming Racism” conference? Is there any way we can watch it online?

Liberals: you can’t reason with them, but that doesn’t mean you can’t laugh at them.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Obama’s Hidden Plan to Bailout Insurance Company Cronies: Today The Teri O’Brien Show, 11-17-13

On Friday, we noted that after spending nearly four years demonizing “bad apple” insurance companies for selling his simple-minded subjects “substandard” insurance policies, made illegal by his signature “achievement,” suddenly His Royal Highness King Barack has decided that he wants to “work together” to make sure that they can resume doing just that. He invited insurance executives to the White House to apologize to them for all those mean things he said, and to have a friendly exchange of ideas. No, not really. He invited them to experience the Chicago Way, as in “Nice little company you have there. Shame if anything happened to it.” Of course, it’s not all stick. It turns out there could be a little carrot for the insurance companies if they know what’s good for them and play ball. We’ll unpack that on today’s show.

Faced with the undeniable reality that the One knowingly lied, over and over again, then lied about lying, hiding behind phrases like “ended up not being accurate,” his acolytes are becoming even more unhinged. Guys, is it really racist to point out the premeditated deception that allowed your man crush to get re-elected under false pretenses? And do you really think the millions who were deceived and who no longer have the insurance policies they liked give a rat’s rear end about Obama’s political future? Why are Republicans giving B.Hussein political cover? Faced with the reality of his plummeting poll numbers on trustworthiness, will Obama accelerate his lawlessness, this time trying to legalize millions of illegals by executive fiat?

Another Friday, another Obama administration attempt to sneak something unintentionally hilarious past us. This time, Eric Holder, attempting to avoid contempt of Congress charges for failing to turn over Fast and Furious documents, asserts—wait for it—separation of powers as a reason. Seriously? This argument from the administration that decides which portions of federal statutes it will decline to enforce?

Back in the good old days, “love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage.” In the age of Obama, it’s gun ownership and racist attitudes, at least according to one “social scientist.”

Be ahead of the curve. Tune in today 4-6 pm Central, for the rest of the story.

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Today’s Crime Outrage. 93 year old woman raped by 17 year old thug.

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Nice name, Dude.

From the Daily Mail:

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with rape following a sickening assault on a 93-year-old woman.
Iquise Taylor of Anderson, Indiana, was charged as an adult on Monday after the July 16 attack on Amelia Rudolf at her home.

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Here’s the 93 year old woman he allegedly raped.