Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Clyde's Home on Parole

What I See        

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This is sad.  That's Clyde's mother over the porcelain.  She's physically ill because he's only been home on parole for two days,  and has already defied the court order about being within 100 yards of ... .  You know.

Say!. Maybe there's a happier back-story?

Fienstein - Hooker Pressure Hearings

                      —   you berks

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Let's Hope the Bomber is a White Man Screed

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Nobody here will likely be invited to (let alone accept) an Upper East Side dinner party—where the Liberal elite gather to spin events they are largely responsible for into something the New York Times can print.  That's the feeling I got while reading  David Sirota's Epistle to the Leviathans on Salon.

Let’s hope the Boston Marathon bomber is a white American

As we now move into the official Political Aftermath period of the Boston bombing — the period that will determine the long-term legislative fallout of the atrocity — the dynamics of privilege will undoubtedly influence the nation’s collective reaction to the attacks. That’s because privilege tends to determine: 1) which groups are — and are not — collectively denigrated or targeted for the unlawful actions of individuals; and 2) how big and politically game-changing the overall reaction ends up being.

This has been most obvious in the context of recent mass shootings. In those awful episodes, a religious or ethnic minority group lacking such privilege would likely be collectively slandered and/or targeted with surveillance or profiling (or worse) if some of its individuals comprised most of the mass shooters. However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes. [Full]

"However, white male privilege means white men are not collectively denigrated/targeted for those shootings — even though most come at the hands of white dudes."  -Sirota

Note that the first thing that comes to Sirota's mind is who gets the blame?  And how do we spin it if it's one of the usual suspects in the  protected class? Read it for text-book smarm, condescension and arrogance.

Contrary to his assertion that "most [gun crimes] come at the hands of white dudes ..."well, you decide. I immediately summoned the top most recent mass killings in this country.  The "dudes" below are prominent 

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I'm pretty sure most of you will have picked the same lot, give or take.  Five killers; three Blacks, one Asian, and one White.  Only three were motivated by ideology, and it was Islam across the board.  By now your mind is racing way ahead of me, so there.

Oh jeez- I can hear Liberals screaming "What about George Zimmerman?  Huh? What about Trayvon?!"


Sorry, the culprits were two Chechnyan Moslems

Rock and Roll



The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders did a dance video to “Call Me Maybe.” U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan saw it and did their own version, matching the cheerleaders scene-by scene. Here are the two videos together.

Tom "I Metzger in the Kasbah"

What if she had a skinned elbow?

Rorschach Tests I Have Failed