Is there a more intellectually vacuous venture than obsessing over skin color?

Roland Martin is a sad case, so hooked on racializing everything as if skin color is the most important thing about everyone, even Santa Claus

Via CNS News:

“News One Now” host Roland Martin said Friday on the “Tom Joyner Morning Show” that Fox News’ Megyn Kelly’s remark that Santa Claus and Jesus are white reinforced to black and Hispanic kids that they live in a “white world,” and they don’t matter.

“Doesn’t it just reinforce though to your point growing up as a child, you seeing these images, it reinforces where for black kids and Hispanic kids, it’s, ‘Look, accept that this is a white, white world and you don’t matter,’” Martin asked Slate writer Aisha Harris, author of the article, “Santa Should Not Be a White Man Anymore.”

Kelly did a segment about Harris’ Slate article, which challenged the notion of Santa being white. Harris wrote about growing up with images of a black Santa on Christmas decorations at home while the public celebrated a white Santa.

Roland you silly bastard,  if you were not suffering from Racial Obsession Syndrome (ROS) it might dawn on you that if racist victim mongers like you would leave kids alone, and stop filling their heads with your divisive venom, they would look at Santa, and just enjoy being a kid at Christmas. Certainly I pity you Roland that you were obviously victimized by race baiters as a child. Sad that you have grown up continuing to see your race as the most important thing about you. Get the fuck over yourself and your pigmentation Roland. For the love of God, stop making skin color something it is not, important. Character Roland, THAT matters. Integrity, THAT matters! Skin color? that DOES NOT matter! And guess what Roland, you know what the saddest thing is? If you read this you would call me racist for saying that skin color is unimportant. You would do so because you have been conditioned by Leftism to do so. Again, it is tragic that you are just not bright enough to see through the lies the left has told you.

By the way Roland, I should point out that Santa Claus is based on Saint Nicholas who was WHITE! Not that that matters. Because in my world, I can admire people regardless of skin color, it is sad that you cannot. It must be a very dark, ugly world where you live, I pray that you get over your obsession with skin color one day. You would likely be a nice man were you to see people as something other than skin color.

 

 

Left-Wing Media Matters for America declares victory over Fox News

Stacy McCain points out some facts about Fox News after Media Matters for Marxists Against America declares that they have discredited Fox

This is analogous to the problem of conservatives making Fox News a singular focus of efforts to combat liberal media bias. As early as February 2009, I described what I called “The Fox Trap”:

Media-wise, the GOP made the mistake of putting all its eggs in one basket. I enjoy Fox News, but it has created a syndrome where Republicans watch Fox all the time and delude themselves into thinking, “Hey, our message is getting out! We’re winning!” Fact: The evening news broadcasts of ABC, NBC and CBS reach a combined audience of about 22 million; the top rated Fox News show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” reaches 4 million viewers. So if the three broadcast networks are viciously biased against Republicans – and they are – then that anti-GOP message is reaching more than 5 times as many TV viewers as Fox.

Last week, I described the problem again with updated numbers:

[D]uring the Bush presidency, the Left created institutions (notably Media Matters) based on the dubious theory that Fox News and other conservative media had too much influence.
That theory cannot be reconciled with the facts:

NBC Nightly News  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9.3 million
ABC World News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8.2 million
CBS Evening News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.3 million
Fox News (The O’Reilly Factor) . . . . . . . . . . . 3.2 million
MSNBC (Hardball with Chris Matthews) . . . . . 940,000
CNN (Anderson Cooper 360) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 605,000

Fox News is, as it proudly boasts, Number One in Cable News, accounting for 68% of the cable news audience. Add in the major network evening news broadcasts, however, and the total news audience is closer to 30 million, of which Fox’s share is about 11%.
In other words, 89% of news on TV is reliably liberal in its perspective, and the Left’s obsession with Fox News is absurd. Why should Media Matters have an annual budget of $10 million to counteract the influence of a network that gets 11% of the news audience?

We could discuss at length the ramifications of this data, but the point to be made immediately is that Fox News has functioned like a channelizing terrain feature in the informational battlefield. For the defenders of liberal media hegemony, all they had to do was to isolate Fox — identify it as a hostile force in the eyes of other media — and then to target both the network’s messages and its messengers.

Some very good points raised there. Fox has not influenced the rest of the media to change their game. Instead they have just been pigeon-holed as “Right Wing” by the Left, and to many, many Americans, who get their news from NBC, CBS, and ABC, well, Fox has a, shall we say tarnished reputation. In short, we cannot just rely on Fox News folks. Or on talk radio, which also has been smeared mightily by the Left, or on blogs, which have also been smeared and marginalized by “real journalists”. Stacy McCain sums it up very well

Andrew Breitbart understood this tactic, and fought very hard to escape the “Fox Trap,” which is why he delivered one of his biggest scoops on the WeinerGate scandal — the Meagan Broussard story, which confirmed that Weiner was “sexting” with multiple women — directly to ABC News as an exclusive. If conservative messages and messengers can be limited to one media channel, and that channel reaches no more than a minor fraction of the total news audience, liberals win. It’s really that simple

Bingo!

 

 

Knockout Game does not fit the race pimp’s narrative, so……….

Allen West nails it, and yes I have said this months ago. These knockout games, and other Black on White violent attacks do not fit the narrative of the Left, but the first time someone with a concealed weapon fights back, the race pimps will leap with both feet! Video at the link, 

GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: ON THE RECORD has been reporting on these violent attacks all week but few community leaders and few in the media are willing to talk about it. As we talk about this spreading crime, take a look of a few of the attacks caught on camera so you know what to look out for.

Congressman West, this horrible game, you know, first of all, it’s a group of people — a gang might not be the right word. And after it’s done, everybody laughs at doing it as the victim is lying there suffering. In some instances, even murder. But the question of race. Frankly, so far, it’s been African-Americans, as far as I can see, on whites. I don’t know if it’s completely that way but that’s what we have seen.

WEST: That’s true. That’s exactly what you are seeing. This talks of the state of depravity that is in the black community right now. Again, where are these black leaders that should be talking about this breakdown? Where are the parents? Where are the guardians of the black community to say this is unacceptable behavior?

Now, this is what is going to end up happening. At some point in time, one of the people that’s going to be attacked is going to have a concealed weapons license. They are going to draw down and, unfortunately, someone is going to get shot. Then what is going to happen? You will hear all of the rhetoric coming out from the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons that this unarmed black teenager was shot and killed and assaulted, when right now they should be out there stopping this so we don’t get to this point.

VAN SUSTEREN: They have been silent. And the president, attorney general also role models in the African-American community, but one –

(CROSSTALK)

WEST: This doesn’t fit their political narrative.

VAN SUSTEREN: Obviously, the ones who do it, they’re criminals, arrest them, process them or whatever. Those who laugh may be aiders and abettors, has encouraging them, deal with them, too.

The thing that concerns me, a lot of these communities have 12 and 13- year-olds who look up to older people in the community. There is always the peer pressure. If we don’t stop this now — sort of immaturity of a 13-year-old — is a 13-year-old going to follow suit and do something really stupid, have the person die or end up in prison, and no one is speaking out to try to stop this now.

WEST: Well, you have already seen this happen. Think about down in Brunswick, Georgia, where the two black teenagers shot the white baby in the face. And so now that’s, again, a life that has been lost because no one intervened and no one tried to get in those communities. You have got a breakdown. It’s not just the family. It’s the education opportunities, job opportunities. We should not have these roving gangs out there saying, we are going to knock someone out just for fun. They should be studying.

VAN SUSTEREN: One attacker, I should tell you, in Michigan, was shot. So we are seeing a little bit of that already.

What should President Obama do, if anything? I mean, is there anything? Would making a statement or putting this out as public dialogue, would that help?

WEST: It would help. You can’t just cherry-pick when you go in to intervene. You can’t look at the Skip Gates issue and say the police officers up there –

VAN SUSTEREN: Harvard.

WEST: Absolutely. Acted stupidly. You can’t jump in and say Trayvon Martin, or it could have been me or it could have been my son. Then you have these instances where you just complete (INAUDIBLE). I think this is an opportunity for him to show some leadership. But once again, it doesn’t fit that political narrative.

VAN SUSTEREN: How about Jesse Jackson and Reverend Sharpton? They can certainly draw attention. They can draw attention toward important issues. Why are they silent?

WEST: There’s no profit in it for them. There’s no political gain or political advantage for them. So why –

VAN SUSTEREN: How about helping these neighborhoods? This is terrorizing some of the inner-city neighborhoods.

WEST: They don’t care. They live off victimization. Therefore, as long as you have black communities that see themselves as victims, that helps to perpetuate their existence. Now, all of a sudden, if you jump in — why aren’t they saying anything in Chicago about the black-on-black crime? They don’t have a point in that. It doesn’t elevate them whatsoever. That’s why these guys should be totally irrelevant and should not be listened to whatsoever

West also makes a great point about the victim mentality that is helping destroy the Black community. It is truly despicable what the Left has done, and is still doing to Blacks in America. Jackson, Sharpton and much of the NAACP leadership give not the first damn about Black Americans. They care about getting richer, and that is it. In short these “leaders” are about the lowest form of life I can imagine. Talk about racists!

Shep Smith is Gay? Yeah, we knew that

RS McCain has the news, which is shocking, but not because Smith is Gay

So, no, it’s not “news” that Shep Smith is gay.

What is news is that a reasonably attractive 26-year-old guy named Giovanni “Gio” Graziano was willing to have intimate contact with that scrawny orange-skinned 49-year-old anchor-thing.

All together now: Eee-eww, gross!

It’s not necessarily homophobia to feel an overpowering sense of nausea at the mental image of Shep’s squealing paroxysms of erotic ecstasy while getting sodomized by his studly boy toy.

Our deepest sympathy to the Graziano family.

Frankly, I never thought, or cared about Shep’s proclivities. That is his business, and believe me I do NOT want to know, but it is funny to listen to Liberals rant as if a Gay Fox anchor somehow defeats Conservatism. Of course now that we “know” how far away is a Shep Smith sex tape?

Yeah, about that whole “Conservatives hate science” thing

It seems that a Yale professor did a study about political outlooks and science comprehension, you know, the kind of study snotty, self-assured Liberals love to quote. Well, it turns out that Tea Party people, who are CONSERVATIVES for the most part, have a better knowledge of science. H’T Fritz

And more shockingly, admits it.

Because the “asymmetry thesis” just won’t leave me alone, I decided it would be sort of interesting to see what the relationship was between a “science comprehension” scale I’ve been developing and political outlooks…

It turns out that there is about as strong a correlation between scores on the science comprehension scale and identifying with the Tea Party as there is between scores on the science comprehension scale and Conservrepub. 

Except that it has the opposite sign: that is, identifying with the Tea Party correlates positively (r = 0.05, p = 0.05) with scores on the science comprehension measure:

The professor shows signs of an open mind, which is good, of course he is not climbing out of his Liberal closet just yet

I’ve got to confess, though, I found this result surprising. As I pushed the button to run the analysis on my computer, I fully expected I’d be shown a modest negative correlation between identifying with the Tea Party and science comprehension.

But then again, I don’t know a single person who identifies with the Tea Party. All my impressions come from watching cable tv — & I don’t watch Fox News very often — and reading the “paper” (New York Times daily, plus a variety of politics-focused internet sites like Huffington Post & Politico). 

I’m a little embarrassed, but mainly I’m just glad that I no longer hold this particular mistaken view.

 But not really embarrassed enough to reconsider his other biases…

Of course, I still subscribe to my various political and moral assessments–all very negative– of what I understand the “Tea Party movement” to stand for. I just no longer assume that the people who happen to hold those values are less likely than people who share my political outlooks to have acquired the sorts of knowledge and dispositions that a decent science comprehension scale measures.

Baby steps professor, baby steps

 

 

We need more people like this in America

Via The Blaze

Restaurant owner Glenn Helseth has been ordered by the National Park Service to close his establishment in Yorktown, Va., due to the government shutdown.

He tells Fox News’ Todd Starnes he has no intention to comply. “I am now occupying the building at this time,” he said.

Helseth and his wife have operated the Carrot Tree Kitchens Restaurant inside the historic Cole Digges House in Yorktown for the last 11 years. The Park Service apparently owns the building and ordered the couple to get out within 48 hours after the government shutdown went into effect.

“The couple also owns a restaurant on Jamestown Island. They had to close that restaurant after the National Park Service blocked access to the island,” Starnes reports.

With at least 20 of his employees facing unemployment, Helseth made the decision to intentionally defy the federal government and open his restaurant 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Plus, the building may be closed, but he still has to pay insurance, utilities, rent and the building’s security system.

“I’m serving Brunswick stew, ham biscuits and carrot cake,” he said. “If that gets me put in jail, I’m going to jail,” he said.

“I don’t wish to take a stand against my government,” he later added. “I’ve always been very proud of my country. [But] I don’t agree with what’s happening. I can no longer abide by what’s happening.”

He also told members of Congress they can be the ones to tell his employees that they no longer have a job because America’s lawmakers can’t “administrate.”

God bless him. As I said we need more like him. I think we all agree that the manner in which this shut down of 17% of the government has been handled is asinine. The president is using this as a tool for political gain. He has chosen to punish the people rather than to delay his precious health care bill,even though it is clearly not ready to take effect. Not to mention that a majority of Americans DO NOT WANT this bill to take full effect. For the president, and for Democrats, getting control of every American’s health care, and thus every American’s income, is the goal here! That is why President Obama has refused to bend or negotiate. that is why Senator Reid has done the same. They want to blame Republicans, and they want, again, this cannot be stressed enough, to get Obama Care implemented in order to control our health care, our money, and our lives!

And, you might be surprised at how many Americans are wise to the Democrat’s political games

Dear Leader closes Grand Canyon, refuses to reopen it after Arizona offers to pay

Denying Americans entry into National Parks to score political points

Via Fox News:

With the partial suspension of U.S. government services showing no signs of ending, tourists will continue to be turned away from the Grand Canyon, despite a push by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer and local businesses to reopen the state’s signature national park.

Brewer wants the iconic park reopened and has offered to pay for it with state money, but her proposal was rejected Thursday by a park official who said that as long as the federal government remains shut down, such a plan isn’t an option.

“I appreciate the support and I thanked them for the offer, but it’s not an offer we can accept,” said park superintendent Dave Uberuaga.

About 2,200 people who work at the Grand Canyon National Park and its hotels have been furloughed as a result of the government slimdown that began Tuesday. “And that’s not counting the economic impact in the gateway communities, all of the related businesses, the bus tours, hiking companies, the jeep tours, all of those associated functions are suffering economically as well,” Uberuaga said.

Many of those businesses also have offered to chip in to pay to reopen the park.

All about inflicting as much pain as possible to score political points. But, as I have said I believe the Liberals are over playing their hand. Their rhetoric and tactics are getting harsher, which means they do not think they are winning this public image battle. This poll at Weasel Zippers backs me up

 

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