While speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin slammed Attorney General Eric Holder, telling the crowd she doesn’t need to take advise from a cabinet member who’s been held in contempt.
“I don’t need lectures from Eric Holder,” she said. “Not many cabinet members in U.S. history have been held in contempt of Congress.”
It’s a question that needs an answer. On Friday, I reported here that Jonathan Turley — a LIBERAL Constitutional law professor — warned Congress that Obama is set to become a government all unto himself if Congress doesn’t take action. In short, he is working to become a dictator right before our very eyes. And Democrats are cheering him on.
It’s only the umpteenth warning we’ve been given, and still, Republicans sit on their collective thumbs doing what, exactly? Where are the articles of impeachment? Where is the legislation undoing Obama’s executive actions? So far, all we’ve heard is a lot of sound and fury, but we’ve seen no action at all.
Mike Dickinson, the Virginia moonbat who wants the House seat held by Eric Cantor despite not being on the ballot, engaged in what can only be called a racist attack against former GOP Rep. Allen West.
In a series of tweets, Dickinson compared West to a toilet, then disparaged him as various forms of animal feces.
If you are skeptical at this point over stories alleging racism or other forms of intolerance, you are not to be faulted. In the past four months, there have been no fewer than a dozen incidents in which a member of a “protected class” claimed to be the target of bigotry. All have proven hoaxes.
The latest incident is similar in its broad outlines to one of the best-known hoaxes, one involving a lesbian waitress who claimed an ugly anti-gay message was scrawled on her guest check on the line where the tip normally goes. The waitress, Dayna Morales, invented the incident and was summarily fired by the restaurant, but not before earning a tidy profit for her “pain and suffering” from bleeding heart supporters of her plight.
Warning: This literary work is rated R for strong sexual content, language, nudity, drug use, and violence throughout. Which work? Who cares? Campuses across the country are “wrestling with student requests for what are known as ‘trigger warnings,’” the New York Times reports. These are “explicit alerts that the material they [students] are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans”:
“Honi soit qui mal y pense.” That Anglo-Norman phrase, which appears as a motto on the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, loosely translates as: “Shamed be he who thinks evil of it.” This bit of ancient lore came to mind this morning when I read an article at National Journal with the headline “Donald Sterling Is Not Cliven Bundy.” In case the author’s point might be misconstrued, the subheadline explains that the “Clippers’ owner’s alleged remarks are far more sinister.”
So what in the view of author Matt Berman makes Sterling’s comments more reprehensible? It’s this:
Cliven Bundy is just a rancher, Donald Sterling is a massively powerful, wealthy, and influential man. What’s hard about Sterling’s case, and what makes it completely different from Bundy’s, is that it reveals that even at the top of one of America’s proudest, most diverse institutions, an abject racist can still pull the strings.
George Will shredded the left’s constant cries of racism Sunday, taking specific aim at Eric Holder’s latest false claim of racism.
“Liberalism has a kind of Tourette Syndrome these days. It’s constantly saying the words racism and racist,” he said. “There’s an old saying , if you have the law on your side, argue the law. If you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. If you have neither, pound the table. This is pounding the table.”
If you’re a fan of California Congresswoman Barbara Lee and/or think she’s pure as the driven snow, forgive the reference in the title to her as a “race hustler.” In adding this attribute, I was merely seeking to complete the circle begun by an article at the Huffington Post titled “Bill O’Reilly Calls Rep. Barbara Lee A ‘Race Hustler.’”
The problem with the HuffPo piece, which trades on an interview Ryan gave two weeks ago in which he spoke of the “tailspin of culture in our inner cities,” is not just that Lee cast the first stone. Rather it is her tendency to see racism wherever she turns and Ryan’s of approaching the problems that contribute to poverty with intelligence and compassion.
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Incidents of hatred against gays, blacks, and other “protected classes” continue to occur at too slow a pace to satisfy the would-be victims, who therefore feel compelled to manufacture bias crimes against their kind. The latest example centers on race. The scene of the faked offense is Grand Valley State University in Michigan. William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection draws a parallel between this incident and the notorious Oberlin College racism hoax last August.
In February, MLive reported that racial slurs and obscenities were scrawled on a whiteboard on the door of a black student’s dorm room. The incident, Jacobson notes, “caused much turmoil on campus,” which is the general motive behind all of these hoaxes.
So this is what tolerance is all about? But I’m getting ahead of myself. First off, a Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all of our readers and to several of my LU comrades in arms, not least among them my partner, J.E. Dyer. Now go stand in a corner and feel bad about yourself, ya drunken louts!