Ever notice how groups affiliated with the far Left go nuts with outrage over some things, like Phil Robertson asking how a man prefers men over women, but seems content with followers of Rabid Sharia when they hang Gay men? Well, folks, the Left just cannot help themselves, they suffer from a dreaded malady I have diagnosed called Selective Outrage Syndrome, or S.O.S. Such a malady might just be caused by the fact that the Left hates Christianity, a faith of forgiveness and redemption, more than they hate radical strains of Islam which call for death to anyone who dares stray from whatever the hell it is radical Islamists want.
The Other McCain looks into an angle of the Trayvon Martin case that I would bet you have not heard
I hadn’t followed every detail of the Trayvon Martin story, which meant I missed one of the biggest untold aspects of the story: How a see-no-evil policy by Miami-Dade Schools resulted in Trayvon getting off lightly — suspended from school for criminal acts that should have gotten him arrested.
The Last Refuge has been trying to call attention to this story for months, but of course, the mainstream media wouldn’t touch it because it looked like a story about demonizing the dead kid. (Mark Steyn had some harsh comments about the beatification of St. Trayvon, if you’re interested.) But I never noticed this angle until Pamela Geller blogged it Sunday and, the more I read about it, the more I realized that this isn’t so much about Trayvon being a hoodlum. No, this is a story about bureaucrats trying to game the system, and pretend that there was less crime in the Miami-Dade schools than there actually was. The villain in this story isn’t a racist, just a disgraced cop:
The February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martion might never have happened if school officials in Miami-Dade County had not instituted an unofficial policy of treating crimes as school disciplinary infractions. Revelations that emerged from an internal affairs investigation explain why Martin was not arrested when caught at school with stolen jewerly in October 2011 or with marijuana in February 2012. Instead, the teenager was suspended from school, the last time just days before he was shot dead by George Zimmerman.
Trayvon Martin was not from Sanford, the town north of Orlando where he was shot in 2012 and where a jury acquitted Zimmerman of murder charges Saturday. Martin was from Miami Gardens, more than 200 miles away, and had come to Sanford to stay with his father’s girlfriend Brandy Green at her home in the townhouse community where Zimmerman was in charge of the neighborhood watch. Trayvon was staying with Green after he had been suspended for the second time in six months from Krop High School in Miami-Dade County, where both his father, Tracy Martin, and mother, Sybrina Fulton, lived.
Both of Trayvon’s suspensions during his junior year at Krop High involved crimes that could have led to his prosecution as a juvenile offender. However, Chief Charles Hurley of the Miami-Dade School Police Department (MDSPD) in 2010 had implemented a policy that reduced the number of criminal reports, manipulating statistics to create the appearance of a reduction in crime within the school system. Less than two weeks before Martin’s death, the school system commended Chief Hurley for “decreasing school-related juvenile delinquency by an impressive 60 percent for the last six months of 2011.” What was actually happening was that crimes were not being reported as crimes, but instead treated as disciplinary infractions. . . .
Read the whole thing at The American Spectator. Leniency is not always mercy, and going to jail is better than getting shot.
Of course, anyone who reports this will be attacked for “blaming the victim”, or will be accused of racism. But this is important. Martin’s death is a tragedy, and a corrupt, pass the buck system in the Miami-Dade schools might have contributed, indirectly to that tragedy. But no one seems to care, certainly not the NAACP. They are too busy trying to get George Zimmerman for “civil rights violations” to care about anything else.
I do not know Johnson personally, but he exemplifies everything I hate about the Left. Intellectual cowardice, arrogance steeped in closed-mindedness, and the inability to see just how much of a bigot he is. So, I take joy, at least a little in watching Stacy McCain mock CJ, who, I remind y’all, USED to be somebody
Really, I should feel guilty for so thoroughly enjoying these predictable outbreaks of Johnsonian idiocy. In case you didn’t notice, the terrorist attack in London this week was not committed by radical Belgians or militant creationists or any of the other overblown right-wing bogeymen that occupy the demented mind of Jazzy McPonytail.
No, it was Michael Olumide Adebolajo.
Damn that Pamela Geller!
It’s so unfair for her to be right and popular and successful, while CJ is a wrong, unpopular failure. But nevertheless, his downward spiral into humilation and obscurity continues.
It was reported that Adebolajo, who is not Belgian, was associated with radical leader Anjem Choudary, but before this connection could be fully confirmed, Charles Johnson got into a hilarious dispute with his henchperson Killgore Trout over the definition of “affiliated.”
CHARLES JOHNSON IS NEVER WRONG!
Except when he is, which is pretty much every day now, and I almost feel guilty for enjoying it so much.
Almost, I said . . .
Comes a story from Michigan, where an ad that questions the existence of God is OK, but an ad questioning the existence of Muhammed, not so much. Zion’s Trumpet has it
This ad ran on Detroit SMART buses here
Crains Business wrote this:
While the ads may offend some, SMART’s Beth Dryden tells Shea they met the system guidelines and were vetted by their legal department.
March 3, Crain’s: Additionally, because the ads are what SMART considers “viewpoint-neutral content” the agency can’t reject them, she said. That’s because a government agency cannot censor such content, which is protected by the First Amendment.
Got that? Good.We submitted the ad below to this same transit agency in Detroit/Dearborn, SMART, and we were DENIED. This ad was rejected:
Here’s what SMART said:
The proposed advertisement submitted by Pamela Geller has been reviewed under SMART’s content policy. SMART, consistent with its review process, also reviewed the referred-to website:thetruthaboutmuhammed.com. Consistent with its policy, with the Sixth Circuit opinion in AFDI v SMART, and consistent with other law, SMART declines to post the advertisement.
Our message parallels the atheist ads. Since they were accepted, I modeled this ad after theirs, to see if the freedom of speech applied to criticism of Islam in our cowardly and politically correct age. This is the same government agency that refused to run our “Leaving Islam?” ads that were designed to help Muslim girls who wanted to lead more Western lives escape dangerous devout households. SMART refused. My legal team, David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Centerand I sued. We won. They appealed to the 6th circuit court (a sharia-sensitive court). The Sixth Circuit said that the ad was a political ad — SMART doesn’t run political ads. So in my quest to fight on, I wanted to point out their hypocrisy as we go back to court. This rejection does just that. We fight on.
More at Atlas Shrugs, where Pam Gellar fights constantly against the evil of radical Islam
I suppose I could also call Wolcott the most incessantly boring writer of the 21st century, but, again, that would be redundantly redundant. So, I will just call him Mr. Irrelevant instead.Of course, right now, you are likely scratching your head and wondering who in the Hell James Wolcott is. I will allow Stacy McCain to explain
Pamela Geller’s commentary about Sandra Fluke has caused a conniption on the part of — you guessed, didn’t you? — Charles Johnson. Mr. Jazzy McBikeshorts then got into a Twitter colloquy with the infamously boring James Wolcott, who decided to bring my name into it. A commenter informed me about this, prompting my Twitter reply:
News Flash: James Wolcott, who for years has had a Vanity Fair column nobody reads, now has a Twitter account nobody follows.
Because you have probably never heard of James Wolcott, it is necessary to explain that he is a cadaverous-looking college dropout who spent years as an unpopular media critic at the Village Voice before becoming an unpopular columnist at Vanity Fair. His knowledge of politics is extremely limited, as I noted in April 2008:
If James Wolcott is being paid by the word, his 3,700-word screed in the June issue of Vanity Fair is the Crime of the Century. The article is presented as describing the “vicious Clinton-versus-Obama rupture at Daily Kos” and thus an analysis of “a party-wide split” among Democrats, but it’s really nothing of the kind. In fact, it’s nothing at all. There is no reporting and very little that could be called research. Just massive paragraph after paragraph of florid prose.
So far as anyone can tell, Wolcott never ventures outside Manhattan and can’t be bothered to do any actual reporting. He has attempted to remain “relevant” by adding a blog that nobody reads to his duties at Vanity Fair, whose publisher apparently hired him as a favor to Wolcott’s wife, an editor for the magazine.
Wolcott’s most memorable contribution to the online world was a 2004 post in which he cheered for killer hurricanes — “Mother Nature’s fist of fury, Gaia’s stern rebuke” – to hit America, and thereby inadvertently helped re-elect President Bush.
Last year, Wolcott somehow inveigled Doubleday into publishing his memoir. Nobody read that either, mainly because the author is so notoriously dull, but perhaps also because readers had been warned via a New York Times review that Wolcott “devotes 50 genuflecting pages” of his 258-page memoir to film critic Pauline Kael.
No, I’m not kidding. Really.
Yes, I think that about covers it, and I got to repost Stacy’s shot at Charles “Mr. Jazzy McBikeshorts” Johnson. Of course, you likely have never heard of Charles Johnson either have you? Well, he is a lot like Wolcott, only not as boring. Not that Johnson is not boring, he is, but Wolcott is to boring what Janet Reno was to homely. As Bill Quick notes today
Sitting around shoving red-hot railroad spikes up my nose would be more fun than blogging about James Wolcott. Or Charles Johnson. In fact, the only thing I can think of that would be less fun than blogging about this pair of tools would be being forced to read their dreck.
The term formerly known as “blind spot” is now to be known as “blank spot” according to the Babbleloons, as in;
“Such ‘blank spots’ [Editor’s note: a substitute phrase for the ableist term ‘blind spots’] are gaps in knowledge resulting from our social location. Therefore, this assignment challenges us to think critically about our blank spots, or the things we have been conditioned not to understand.”
Ableists? Good grief, is there any group of people the Left will not try to make into a victim group? Is there no limit to their victim pimping? Now people who have no “handicaps” are bad, oppressive bigots, or Ableists! I think we have our first Marxist Moron of 2012.
Political commentator and syndicated columnist, David Limbaugh presents his criticisms of President Obama and his administration. Mr. Limbaugh argues that the current administration is encroaching upon individuals rights. David Limbaugh discusses his book on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, where he takes national phone calls.
Terence Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of CNSNews.com, contends that the Obama administration is interested in an unlimited government that restricts political speech, is interested in a federally controlled economy, and makes decisions on individual’s retirement. Mr. Jeffrey presents his arguments against the current administration at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.
Erick Erickson, editor of the conservative blog, Redstate.com, presents his thoughts on how to redefine the Republican Party. Mr. Erickson opines on ways to shrink the size of government, what he believes constitutes a Republican candidate, and why he thinks Republicans are as culpable as Democrats for the current size and cost of the American government. Erick Erickson co-wrote “Red State Uprising” with Lewis Uhler, founder and president of the National Tax Limitation Committee. Mr. Erickson discusses his book at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.
Thomas Woods examines the legal theory of nullification, the belief that a state has the ability to void a federal law it deems unconstitutional, and presents his thoughts on how the theory could be used to repeal recently passed legislation by the Obama administration. The author contends that states play a vital role in placing constraints on the power of the federal government. Thomas Woods presents his book at the Fargo Air Museum in Fargo, North Dakota.
Washington Times and National Review writer makes the case that the liberal media brainwashed those under the age of 30 into voting for President Obama. He contends that electronic and internet media, as well as liberal academia, always side with Democrats in policy debates, even though conservative values are more in line with the individualist desires of youth.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer argue that the Obama administration is interested in destroying the free market, placing limits on free speech, and putting international over domestic interests. The authors present their thoughts on President Obama’s planned and recently passed legislation and how conservatives can counter what they deem are attacks on American freedoms. Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer discuss their book at Book Review bookstore in Huntington, New York.
Author of “Willful Blindness: A Memoir of Jihad” and former federal prosecutor in NYC argues that both the the U.S. Government and the Left actively suppress the jihadist ideology that he claims dictates that they conquer America.
The New York Daily News columnist tries to hold the liberal left and liberal media accountable for what she says is an assault on religion and the nation’s heritage. The event is at the National Press Club in Washington.
Aaron Klein discusses ties he says President Obama has to fringe organizations and extremists. He appears here on G. Gordon Liddy’s radio program. Mr. Klein is senior investigative reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNet-Daily.com. He’s also a columnist for Jewish Press, host of weekly radio talk show for New York’s WABC and author of two previous books, including Schmoozing with Terrorists.
The former Speaker’s assessment of the Obama administration’s performance thus far and his plan to stop what he calls a socialist agenda.