Did I ever mention I can speak Liberalese?

Liberalese being the native tongue of Libs, Leftists, Progressives, Marxists, Leninists, Stalinists, Maoists, etc. Not only can I speak this strange and intellectually vacuous language, but I can also translate Liberalese to actual English. I do this as a public service, because I care about truth. Take this piece that Weasel Zippers found

Via CNS News:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a video on its website to provide the definition of environmental justice, specifically when it comes to communities.

“The health of a community suffers when people don’t have access to healthy homes, healthy food, transportation, fresh air and safe neighborhoods,” the narrator stated in the video.

She is Dr. LaToria Whitehead, who works in CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch.

“I’m also an environmental justice specialist,” Whitehead said.

The video opened with a closed grocery store as a backdrop, with Whitehead informing viewers that the part of Atlanta where the video was filmed has double the rate of poverty as the national average and that 28 percent of residents don’t have their own transportation.

“When the supermarket behind me closed it had a big impact on the community’s ability to get healthy food,” Whitehead said. “This is one example about how environmental justice doesn’t live here.”

“Environmental Justice. What does it mean?” the headline on the video read.

“Environmental justice means that everyone has the right to live in a healthy environment regardless of race, income, gender or nationality,” Whitehead said.

First of all, most of this is pure and simple fertilizer, or BS  if you prefer. Focus on the last paragraphs

“Environmental Justice. What does it mean?” the headline on the video read.

“Environmental justice means that everyone has the right to live in a healthy environment regardless of race, income, gender or nationality,” Whitehead said.

So what are they REALLY saying? Well, they are saying that “environmental Justice” gives Big Brother or Big Government the right to dictate what you drive, how much energy you use, force you to recycle and to redistribute wealth, and trample your liberty in order to gain more control and power over you!

See how easy that is

The Other McCain: face it, some people just need to get tasered!

Some people are just stupid, and sometimes they get what they deserve

What led to this dispute at an Atlanta mini-mall in January, I don’t know. This video went viral and already has more than 2 million views. By the time the security guard’s camera starts rolling, two obstreporous women are hurling the “n-word” and various obscene slurs at the guard, who repeatedly warns them to leave. Finally, after one of the women physically assaults the guard, he zaps her with the taser:

As you watch the video, notice that the guard kept trying to go back inside the mall, but returned to the entrance because these women — and their ill-mannered children — continued causing a ruckus on the sidewalk. The guard was simply trying to keep the peace, and these women wouldn’t let him. 

And of course, given our backasswards values, the guy who did the right thing is in trouble

From Christian Moore and Mike Morris of the Atlanta Constitution, the shocking sequel:

The security guard who became an internet sensation after posting videos of himself fighting crime at downtown’s Metro Mall was arrested late Thursday afternoon and charged with battery.
Atlanta police officers were called to the mall near the Five Points MARTA station after Darien Long, 45, allegedly tackled a patron to the ground unprovoked. . . .
It’s been a tough week for the vigilante guard, who, before his arrest, learned he was fired, effective at month’s end.
“The party line is that they can’t afford me,” said Long, the onsite manager of the mall who became a hero to many for his no-nonsense approach to dealing with criminals. “But it’s not like I make much money.” . . .
Long will be missed by merchants including Francisca Shokane, who owns a hair salon in the mall.
“Before they hired Darien, they used to rob our customers and snatch pursues,” Shokane told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Now it is much better and safer. They don’t come in here and bother us anymore.”
Metro Mall management could not be reached for comment.

So sad.

 

Piers Morgan’s latest asshattery: Police officer who disarmed Atlanta school shooter did not really stop the shooting

Piers is either a buffoon, or he is just trying to keep his 15 minutes going

An armed guard successfully disarmed a 14-year-old shooter who had opened fire at an Atlanta middle school on Thursday. Thanks to the courageous off-duty school resource officer, only one student was shot and no one was killed.

Yet CNN host Piers Morgan on Friday argued that the armed guard, an unidentified off-duty Atlanta police officer, “was NOT able to stop” the Atlanta school shooting, apparently because the teen shooter was able to shoot just one student before he was stopped.

“REVEALED: Armed guard was NOT able to stop Atlanta school shooting,” Morgan posted via his official Twitter account. He then linked to a story with a headline that completely contradicted his questionable claim. “Armed guard disarmed teen in Atlanta school shooting, says police chief,” the headline read.

Here is a hint Piers, do not link a story that refutes your claim. But, I suppose in your haste to score points, you chose to ignore the facts. The fact is this. You seem to be intent on never admitting that anyone who is armed EVER stops any crimes. You are not interested in honest, open debate are you Piers? Of course not, because you know open honest debates will expose your vacuous arguments for what they are, nothing but Leftist clap trap!

 

Occupy Leader Arrested On Weapons And Drug Charges, and for looking too much like MSNBS douchebag Toure, but mostly for the drugs and weapons

Via Weasel Zippers

Via Charlotte Observer:

A man known for his involvement in the Occupy Charlotte movement was arrested Sunday and charged with resisting an officer, carrying a concealed gun and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Gifford Cordova, 33, of Lake Wylie, was arrested along with Alexandra Elizabeth Evans, 19, police said. They were arrested following a 911 call reporting a suspicious vehicle on Garrison Road, west of where West Boulevard intersects Interstate 485.

Police say they found three guns in the car with Cordova — a handgun, rifle and shotgun.

Evans was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of pyrotechnics.

Cordova is an entertainer and performer with two children. He participated in Occupy sites in Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington, D.C.

Cordova was among those who expressed disappointment in December after four men, including two Occupy Charlotte members, burned U.S. flags at the Charlotte tent site. The four were charged with careless use of a fire. Cordova said their actions reflected poorly on the movement.

Man what a tough break, and just so you can compare, here is Toure, and Cordova.

Separated at birth?

Unspeakable horror in Atlanta! Tyler Perry victimized by RAAAAACIST Racial Profiling Cops!

Good Freaking Grief, someone get poor, poor Tyler a box of Kotex please. 

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Tyler Perry mixes it up with the media on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tyler Perry was pulled over by two white Atlanta Police Officers, because he made a left turn from the right lane.

His security guys taught him this maneuver as a way to know if anyone (Paparazzi? Fans?) is tailing him.

Good advice.

The two cops did not know who he was, and wondered incredulously, “Who would be following you?”

And then they asked him about his tinted windows.

A black cop then showed up and informed the two white cops of who Tyler Perry was. At which point, the one of the white cops came to him and was “very apologetic.”

Tyler Perry calls this Racial Profiling. 

RAAAAACISM! Or maybe just reality? See the reality is this Tyler. You were pulled over for driving like a jackassSeriously, why would anyone be shocked that any police officer, anywhere, would pull over anyone who turned LEFT from the RIGHT lane? I would bet that the officers did not note Perry’s color when they hit their siren either. I would wager that they saw someone pull a dangerous stunt, one that endangers other drivers, and simply did their job. And, frankly, if anyone was acting in a prejudicial fashion, well, that would be Tyler Perry in my view.

The worst thing in America right now, at least according to the perpetual whiners on the Left is “racial profiling”. And they have pushed that issue to such absurd lengths that some Black Americans seem to think that they are above the law. Tyler Perry seems to have taken that attitude on this occasion. His reaction was not ” damn, I did something stupid, now I am getting a ticket”. Oh no! His first thought was, apparently “don’t these damned racist White cops know who I am?” Pathetic! Grow up Tyler

*VIDEO* “No Faggots In Jack City” – Black Street Gang In Atlanta Brutally Attacks Innocent Passerby

NFL owners, players reach deal!

The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

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Yep, looks like the 2011 NFL season will proceed as it should

The NFL Players Association and the league’s owners have reached agreement on the remaining points needed in their 10-year labor deal, sources from both sides said.

Despite the fact the new agreement will require a majority vote from the players, that part of the deal between the two sides is considered a formality, according to sources.

The NFLPA is making plans for a major press conference Monday. But first the player reps’ executive committee is scheduled to fly to Washington, D.C., on Sunday so they can vote Monday.

Just as the NFL would not have called a vote Thursday in Atlanta without knowing it would pass in the way it did — 31-0 with one abstention — the NFLPA would also not be going forward without that assurance.

America’s Biggest Teacher And Principal Cheating Scandal Unfolds In Atlanta

America’s Biggest Teacher And Principal Cheating Scandal Unfolds In Atlanta – CSM

Award-winning gains by Atlanta students were based on widespread cheating by 178 named teachers and principals, said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday. His office released a report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that names 178 teachers and principals – 82 of whom confessed – in what’s likely the biggest cheating scandal in US history.

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This appears to be the largest of dozens of major cheating scandals, unearthed across the country. The allegations point an ongoing problem for US education, which has developed an ever-increasing dependence on standardized tests.

The report on the Atlanta Public Schools, released Tuesday, indicates a “widespread” conspiracy by teachers, principals and administrators to fix answers on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT), punish whistle-blowers, and hide improprieties.

It “confirms our worst fears,” says Mayor Kasim Reed. “There is no doubt that systemic cheating occurred on a widespread basis in the school system.” The news is “absolutely devastating,” said Brenda Muhammad, chairwoman of the Atlanta school board. “It’s our children. You just don’t cheat children.”

On its face, the investigation tarnishes the 12-year tenure of Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was named US Superintendent of the Year in 2009 largely because of the school system’s reported gains – especially in inner-city schools. She has not been directly implicated, but investigators said she likely knew, or should have known, what was going on. In her farewell address to teachers in June, Hall for the first time acknowledged wrongdoing in the district, but blamed other administrators.

The Atlanta cheating scandal also offers the first most comprehensive view yet into a growing number of teacher-cheating allegations across the US, reports of which reached a rate of two to three a week in June, says Robert Schaeffer, a spokesman for the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, which advocates against high-stakes testing.

It’s also a tacit indictment, critics say, of politicians putting all bets for improving education onto high-stakes tests that punish and reward students, teachers, and principals for test scores.

“When test scores are all that matter, some educators feel pressured to get the scores they need by hook or by crook,” says Mr. Schaeffer. “The higher the stakes, the greater the incentive to manipulate, to cheat.”

Cheating in Atlanta Public Schools

The 55,000-student Atlanta public school system rose in national prominence during the 2000s, as test scores steadily rose and the district received notice and funding from the Broad Foundation and the Gates Foundation. But behind that rise, the state found, were teachers and principals in 44 schools erasing and changing test answers.

One of the most troubling aspects of the Atlanta cheating scandal, says the report, is that the district repeatedly refused to properly investigate or take responsibility for the cheating. Moreover, the central office told some principals not to cooperate with investigators. In one case, an administrator instructed employees to tell investigators to “go to hell.” When teachers tried to alert authorities, they were labeled “disgruntled.” One principal opened an ethics investigation against a whistle-blower.

Investigations by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) and state investigators found a pattern consistent with other cheating scandals: a spike in test scores in one critical grade would be followed by an equally dramatic drop the next year. A USA Today investigation in March found that erasure data in six states and the District of Columbia showed these “abnormal patterns,” according to testing expert Thomas Haladyna at Arizona State University.

The Atlanta testing allegations led to the first major law enforcement investigation of teacher cheating. Scandals in other states have typically been investigated by state officials. In response to recent teacher cheating allegations in Baltimore, Michael Sarbanes, the district’s community engagement director, told District Management Journal, an industry publication for school administrators, that manipulating a test is “inherent in human nature, [although] we think people who do that are outliers.”

The high stakes for teachers

Ten states now use test scores as the main criterion in teacher evaluations. Other states reward high-scoring teachers with up to $25,000 bonuses – while low scores could result in principals losing their jobs or entire schools closing. Even as the number of scandals grows, experts say it remains fairly easy for teachers and principals to get away with ethical lapses.

“I think the broadest issue in the [Atlanta scandal] raises is why many school districts and states continue to have high-stakes testing without rigorous auditing or security procedures,” says Brian Jacob, director of the Center on Local, State and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan. “In some sense, this is one of the least worrisome problems in public education, because it’s fairly easy to fix. The more difficult and troubling behavior would be teaching to the test, which we think of as a lesser form of test manipulation, but which is much harder to detect, and could warp the education process in ways that we wouldn’t like.”

In response to cheating scandals, some states and school districts have instituted tougher test-auditing standards, employing software that analyzes erasure rates and patterns. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is reforming NCLB to reduce pressure on teachers and principals. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in June that NCLB “is creating a slow-motion train wreck for children, parents, and teachers.” On the other hand, an Obama administration proposal – to pay bonuses to teachers who improve test scores in their classes – may shift the stakes without lowering them.

“The [Atlanta] teachers, principals and administrators wanted to prove that the faith of the Broad and Gates Foundations and the Chamber of Commerce in the district was not misplaced and that APS could rewrite the script of urban education in America and provide a happy, or at least a happier, ending for its students,” writes the AJC’s education columnist, Maureen Downey.

“And that’s what ought to alarm us,” adds Ms. Downey, “that these professionals ultimately felt their students could not even pass basic competency tests, despite targeted school improvement plans, proven reforms, and state-of-the-art teacher training.”

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Why can’t Atlanta keep a hockey team?

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Atlanta and Hockey just do not mix. Years ago, Atlanta got an NHL team, the Flames, which moved to Calgary after a few seasons. Now the Thrashers are apparently set to depart Atlanta for Winnipeg. 

Winnipeg’s mayor says it’s just “a matter of time” before a deal to move the Atlanta Thrashers to his city is finalized and announced.

Mayor Sam Katz says Friday the deal to bring an NHL team back to Winnipeg is going to happen, though nothing is signed and sealed yet.

Katz says he’s been in touch with Winnipeg’s True North Sports and Entertainment, the company negotiating the sale, and has been told there is nothing official — yet.

Winnipeg was once home to the Jets, but they left for Pheonix and were renamed the Coyotes in 1996.

Raising Cain in 2012! Herman Cain is heating up

Herman Cain

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Stacy McCain tells us that Herman Cain, despite the naysayers, is starting to heat up.

Atlanta businessman Herman Cain’s strong showing in Thursday’s South Carolina GOP presidential debate — winning over a Fox News focus group in a performance that pollster Frank Luntz called “unprecedented” — has given his campaign a sudden boost, Neil King Jr. reports at the Wall Street Journal:

Interview requests are pouring in, along with donations, volunteers and invitations to speak.
On Friday night, several hundred people turned out to hear him in Las Vegas. The same night, he won a Washington state GOP straw poll. On Monday, former UPS president Ron Wallace will host a high-priced fundraiser for Mr. Cain in the suburbs of his hometown, Atlanta. Three hundred are expected to attend.
Long-shot presidential candidates seek one thing in the early stages of a campaign: Traction. Mr. Cain may have just won that.

At Friday’s event in Las Vegas, “Many came to see [Cain] despite not knowing who he was a mere 24 hours earlier,” blogger Mike Chamberlain reported.

Cain’s strong performance also helped boost him into the Iowa Independent‘s GOP 2012 “Power Rankings,” which noted “the energy he has created in Iowa,” and quoted one observer’s remark: “If you could take Donald Trump and remove all the negatives, you end up with Herman Cain.”

Cain is rising, he has substance, and maybe America is finally ready for substance, leadership, and a no BS approach to being a candidate for president. No matter what those “smart” pundits tell you, do not listen, do not settle for less!

Cynthia Tucker vs Stacy McCain on race!

My newest podcast delves into this issue. 

 

I love McCain’s comment on Tucker’s incoherent ramblings

“The accusation that conservatives are motivated by bad faith (mala fides) is essential to the Left’s attacks. Stigmatizing and marginalizing conservatives is much easier than debating them. Cogent arguments about policy become unnecessary to advancing the Left’s political agenda if they can dismiss its opponents as racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.”
Robert Stacy McCain, Atlanta native who says the Journal-Constitution hasn’t been worth the paper it’s printed on since Lewis Grizzard died

And AMEN on the Grizzard referrence!

Oh great! Now the color yellow is causing Offendeditis outbreaks!

Greg Gutfeld tackles the insanity Political correctness!

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are about to enter Crazytown, otherwise known as Atlanta, Georgia – where Asian-American activists are pissed that the city has re-named the train route within its Asian community the “yellow line.” They maintain “yellow” carries a negative connotation among Asians, and want officials to change the name to gold. We went to the color “yellow,” for comment, but as you know, it cannot speak. For yellow is a color. It has no feelings, thoughts, or pulse. It is incapable of racism, because it’s incapable of anything, other than being yellow. I suspect, like other basic colors used to describe train lines (blue, red, green, etc), it’s simply serving a purpose of navigation, without intent to offend.

But let’s ponder the word yellow. It also means “cowardly,” and therefore serves as an insult to everyone. But it’s also the shade of bananas, the phone book and cabs. I hate bananas, phone books and cabs – but I still don’t hate the color. I really hate Coldplay, for their song “Yellow,” makes me violently ill – but I still don’t hate the color. I just hate Chris Martin. And he’s not even yellow. He’s more asparagus green.

My point is, I’m a grown-up. When a producer accuses me of being “short” to a guest, I know she’s not referring to my height. And, I’m practically a midget. Yet, if I get on my tippy toes, I can see the difference.

So I say to you, Center for Pan Asian Community Service, lighten up. I get the sensitivity over the racial nature of the word “yellow,” but you’re better than that. Accusing city planners of racism over a yellow train line makes you look silly. You can argue until you’re blue in the face, turn red with rage, but in the end, yellow is just a color.

Like fuchsia.

Just not as awesome.

And if you disagree with me, then you’re probably Gwyneth Paltrow.

 Brilliant! Way to go Greg! Humor conquers stupidity yet again

Michelle Malkin, who is not as funny as Gutfeld, but much prettier, and a Filipino-American, weighs in on the inanity!

Asian-American grievance-mongers and “diversity” bureaucrats in Atlanta need to justify their existence and their salaries.

They found the perfect opportunity. Cry “yellow!”:

Asian-American activists offended that MARTA re-named the train line into the heart of Atlanta’s Asian community the “yellow line” will take their objections to the transit agency’s chief on Friday.

“Yellow,” as a term for skin color, carries a generally negative, racist connotation among Asians.

MARTA officials were warned by an employee before the name change last October that Atlanta’s burgeoning Asian community would find the term for the line to Doraville offensive.

“Historically, it has had a derogatory intent,” said John Park, an attorney with the nonprofit Center for Pan Asian Community Services in Doraville, just down the hill from the Marta station. “It physically paints a very unattractive picture. I don’t consider myself ‘yellow.’”

Park and other Asian activists plan to meet Friday with MARTA CEO Beverly Scott. They hope MARTA will change the line’s name from yellow to gold.

Scott said Monday that she will go into the meeting with an open mind. “There are very few things in this life that are absolute,” she said.

While Scott did not “in any way want to minimize” the concerns, she said that one MARTA employee’s complaint was not indicative of everybody’s feelings. She added that by the time it was raised, MARTA was ending a year-long process to implement the change. “Everything was printed, we were ready to go,” she said.

The ethnic sensitivity police waited a year to start whining. Now, they’ll spare no expense to disrupt the taxpayer-funded project to assuage hurt feelings and indulge a manufactured outrage

Race pimping, its not just for the NAACP anymore!