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  • Obama looks to bypass Congress and promote racial spoils in Hawaii

    05/27/2014 8:51:03 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5-26-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    When we pledge allegiance to the flag, we also pledge allegiance to the Republic for which it stands — “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” The modern American left has put each of these qualities up for grabs. For example, implementing “social justice” would make it logically impossible to provide justice for all of us as individuals. The left is also unfavorably disposed to the idea of one indivisible nation. The Akaka Bill was a good example. As Gail Heriot and Peter Kirsanow explained, this legislation, which the House passed in 2010, would have enabled...
  • Lib Professor: Disney is Racist, and Only Black People Like Jazz

    04/29/2014 2:16:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-29-2014 | Michael Schaus
    Don’t you just love classic Disney movies? Animated cinematic adventures that espoused the importance of life values, growing up, and racism… Well, that’s what some lefty professor is arguing at Syracuse University. Apparently, the Jungle Book is just chock-full of racism (and not because of “man-cub’s” strange desire to remain uncultured). Professor Robert Thompson told Yahoo Movies (um… this article was forwarded to me – like most people, I don’t actually visit Yahoo Movies) that the Jungle Book is racist because of something to do with Louie Armstrong. Apparently, when Mowgli meets the Ape King, young children are being brainwashed...
  • Progressivism Kills

    02/01/2014 2:32:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | February 1, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    There are many horrific stories to be told about the implosion of Detroit, once the nation’s most prosperous city, today its poorest. There is the story of its corrupt public institutions, its feckless leaders, its poisonous racial politics, its practically nonexistent economy, the riots that have led to its thrice being occupied by federal troops. The most horrific story may be that of the death of its children.Detroit has the highest child-mortality rate of any American city, exceeding that of many parts of what we used to call the Third World........ .....Detroit represents nothing less than progressivism in its final...
  • MSNBC - Lying in the uncomfortable bed they've made.

    01/04/2014 7:21:39 PM PST · by Noremac · 13 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | January 4, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Hello fellow 2013 survivors, I've got a lot of irons in the fire, but this one struck me with a sense of urgency and so I banged it out - (don't read anything into that expression).   I'd heard about this latest flap over a gaggle of progressives having a chuckle about Mitt Romney with a black grandson on his knee and I couldn't help but see a bit of absurdity beyond the rather innocuous incident itself. MSNBC has, without thinking (surprise, surprise)-locked themselves into a box and now that it's too late to get out, are discovering they don't...
  • Jay Z be gettin’ caught in a RIP Tide

    10/28/2013 5:30:36 PM PDT · by Noremac · 12 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | October 28,2013 | Richard Cameron
    Before you tell me that you don't give a rat's tushie about celebrities / entertainers and what they do and all their carrying's on and what not – let me agree with you. I don't either...but. What's the but? The but is that in as much as entertainers and celebs stick their noses into politics (usually liberal politics and more specifically, Democrat partisan politics), I occasionally write about them. Still, my interest is even more narrowly focused. It is particularly when one of them runs at the mouth about some sacred cow of utopianism and then shortly after, the world...
  • A Congressman's Racial Slur

    06/02/2013 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    Today we start with a quiz. Two politicians, one black and one white, have a disagreement on an issue. One airs an opinion, and the other responds with a racial insult. What will happen next? A) The politician who used the racial insult will be roundly and widely denounced and forced to resign from office. B) Nothing. The answer is: It depends. It's impossible to determine the correct answer without knowing whether the epithet came from the white politician or the black politician. In a society that treats racism, correctly, as a grave offense, it shouldn't really matter. But apparently...
  • Are We Equal?

    03/27/2013 5:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    Are women equal to men? Are Jews equal to gentiles? Are blacks equal to Italians, Irish, Polish and other white people? The answer is probably a big fat no, and the pretense or assumption that we are equal -- or should be equal -- is foolhardy and creates mischief. Let's look at it. Male geniuses outnumber female geniuses 7-to-1. Female intelligence is packed much closer to the middle of the bell curve, whereas men's intelligence has far greater variability. That means that though there are many more male geniuses, there are also many more male idiots. The latter might partially...
  • Liberal Columnist: These Devastating 'You Didn't Build That' Attacks Sure Are Racist

    07/27/2012 2:32:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Like the rising of the sun in the east and its setting in the west, one can always count on some element of the Left to resort to the 'R-word' to shield President Obama from the consequences of his own words and actions.  Today, the inevitable officially occurred.  Take it away, Jonathan Chait:   Mitt Romney’s plan of blatantly lying about President Obama’s “you didn’t build that” speech is clearly drawing blood. But what makes the attack work so well is not so much the lie itself but the broader subtext of it. Watch Obama’s delivery in the snippet put...
  • Racial Politics Thicker Than Justice

    07/02/2012 4:06:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2012 | Star Parker
    When the House voted last Thursday to find Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress, members of the Congressional Black Caucus walked out. Why is the Black Caucus trying to make this about race? It’s about Holder’s refusal to turn over Justice Department documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Committee in its investigation of the “Fast and Furious” operation. “Fast and Furious” was a “gun-walking” operation conducted by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF). ATF would allow known smugglers to purchase arms from dealers in Arizona with the idea that they would...
  • The G.O.P.’s ‘Black People’ Platform (Slimes BLOW Alert)

    01/07/2012 7:10:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 6, 2012 | The Inimitable CHARLES M. BLOW
    The inimitable, quintessentially monikered CHARLES M. BLOW That didn't take long. As we’ve gotten around to casting votes to select a Republican presidential nominee, the antiblack rhetoric has taken center stage. You just have to love (and despise) this kind of predictability. On Sunday, Rick “The Rooster” Santorum, campaigning in Iowa, said what sounded like “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” At first, he offered a nondenial that suggested that the comment might have been out...
  • Conservative ire with Perry runs deep, reflects racial politics

    09/24/2011 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Comparative Advantage · 59 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/22/2011 | Christopher Bedford
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s clashes with conservative activists are nothing new: A bitter battle over racial preferences and liberal judges has raged in the tight-knit world of Lone Star politics since 2001. In the days following George W. Bush’s election to the presidency, the newly minted Gov. Perry had a chance to prove his mettle by nominating justices to fill two Texas Supreme Court vacancies. Following Ronald Reagan’s unsuccessful 1987 nomination of Robert Bork to the U.S. Supreme Court, conservative activists had been awakened to a new kind of politics — the politics of judicial nominations — and Perry’s selection...
  • Obama 2012 campaign’s Operation Vote focuses on ethnic minorities, core liberals

    09/24/2011 8:42:14 PM PDT · by freespirited · 19 replies
    WaPo ^ | 09/24/11 | Peter Wallsten
    President Obama’s campaign is developing an aggressive new program to expand support from ethnic minority groups and other traditional Democratic voters as his team studies an increasingly narrow path to victory in next year’s reelection effort. The program, called “Operation Vote,” underscores how the tide has turned for Obama, whose 2008 brand was built on calls to unite “red and blue America.” Then, he presented himself as a politician who could transcend traditional partisan divisions, and many white centrists were drawn to the coalition that helped elect the country’s first black president. Today, the political realities of a sputtering economy,...
  • Bloodsucking Capitalists: From A Book Used In The Ethic Studies Curriculum for Grades 3rd - 12th

    05/12/2011 8:57:35 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 54 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | May 12th | Naked Emperor News
    Bloodsucking Capitalists: Shocking Excerpts Read at Tucson School Board Meeting From A Book Used In The Controversial Ethic Studies Curriculum (Grades 3-12)
  • Latino Tea Party Leader Rips Conyers for Racial Politics

    03/02/2011 11:20:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 2, 2011 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – At a House hearing on immigration on Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) said the debate about the estimated 14 million illegal aliens in the United States is dividing the black and Latino communities. But one witness at the hearing said Mexican-Americans have nothing in common with people who have broken the law by being in the country illegally. “The notion that is underneath the surface of pitting African-American workers against Hispanic workers against immigrants is so abhorrent and repulsive to me that I want to get it on the table right now,” said Conyers, ranking member on the...
  • On Segregation: Governor Haley Barbour vs. Governor Mike Huckabee

    12/27/2010 10:38:42 AM PST · by grassboots.org · 34 replies · 1+ views
    www.caffeinatedthoughts.com ^ | December 25, 2010 | David Shedlock
    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour recently put his foot in his mouth as all potential presidential candidates do from time to time. His gaffe, which shows up in a Weekly Standard feature article, consisted of two parts. The first part of the goof was concerning racial segregation where Barbour says “I just don't remember it being that bad”. The author of the story, Andrew Ferguson, gave his take on Barbour’s remark: "I don't think that he meant segregation wasn't that bad. I think he meant that it didn't roil the town the way some people might think it did." He added:...
  • What the NAACP/Tea Party Battle is Really About

    07/22/2010 2:18:59 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 22, 2010 | Robert Weissberg
    The recent dust-up between the NAACP and the tea partiers over charges of "racism" appear to be yet one more instance of blacks accusing whites of insensitivities, real or imagined. In reality, however, these exchanges reflect far deeper animosities that will not vanish with "clarifications" or expelling "racist" tea partiers. The NAACP and its numerous allies have for decades led the charge to expand government power, including intruding into areas once considered absolutely off-limits to Washington, let alone local government. Tea Partiers are not libertarians but they've had enough with government power run amok. This disagreement is, to use Thomas...
  • Hawaii elections clerk: Obama not born here

    06/10/2010 9:24:21 AM PDT · by pissant · 505 replies · 10,229+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 6/10/10 | Joe Kouvacs
    A college instructor who worked as a senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu in 2008 is making the stunning claim Barack Obama was definitely not born in Hawaii as the White House maintains, and that a long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate for Obama does not even exist in the Aloha State. Tim Adams, a former senior elections clerk for Honolulu, now teaches English at Western Kentucky University. "There is no birth certificate," said Tim Adams, a graduate assistant who teaches English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. "It's like an open secret. There isn't one....
  • Obama the Anti-American, "Post-racial" Globalist Revealed in 1995 Interview

    05/07/2010 5:32:03 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 5 replies · 557+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/7/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    We're wrong to criticize the pResident for being anti-American and calling patriots fighting against him "teabaggers." We're wrong to accuse the pResident for being a globalist who seeks to undermine America's sovereignty and the Constitution. We're wrong to fear that the pResident is forcefully using government to take over our everyday personal lives. We're wrong to suggest that Obama is using racial politics to his advantage. We're wrong to say such terrible things ... unless you read what the liar in chief himself said 15 years ago during a magazine interview.
  • Holiday of Cinco de Mayo is minor event in Mexico

    05/06/2010 10:40:47 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 69 replies · 976+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 5, 2010, 8:20AM | OSCAR CASARES
    With a brutal drug war still raging in the Mexican border towns of Reynosa and Ciudad Juarez, and now the fear of a strict immigration bill in Arizona that makes it a crime to not carry immigration documents, you might think Mexicans would look forward to something worth celebrating... But for most Mexicans today is just another Wednesday... Today is also just a few weeks after Holy Week, the last time those who could afford it may have taken time off from work to celebrate anything... Though many people in the U.S. regard this date as a celebration of Mexico's...
  • Race and Politics: Part IV (Thomas Sowell)

    04/06/2010 10:59:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the most ominous developments of our time has been the multicultural dogma that all cultures are equal. It is one of the many unsubstantiated assertions that have become fashionable among self-congratulatory elites, with hard evidence being neither asked for nor offered. But, however much such assertions minister to the egos of the intelligentsia and the careers of politicians and race hustlers, the multicultural dogma is a huge barrier to the advancement of groups who are lagging economically, educationally and otherwise. Once you have said that the various economic, educational and other "gaps" and "disparities" of lagging groups are...
  • Race and Politics: Part III (Thomas Sowell)

    04/06/2010 10:59:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies · 476+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    The blatant and undeniable fact that different racial, ethnic and other groups have had radically different economic and intellectual achievements for centuries, in countries around the world, has led to widely varying theories and widely varying political and other reactions. A hundred years ago, during the Progressive era in the United States, the dominant explanation was that different genes made different races either more capable or less capable. Similar views prevailed on the other side of the Atlantic, among people on both the left and the right, many of whom urged eugenics, in order to prevent "inferior" groups from reproducing....
  • Race and Politics: Part II (Thomas Sowell)

    04/06/2010 10:59:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 595+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 6, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    No dogma has caused more mischief— and, in some countries, tragedies— than the notion that there is something strange and wrong when some groups are "over-represented" or "under-represented" in some occupations or institutions. This dogma is so widely accepted, and so deeply entrenched, that no one asks for evidence and no speck of evidence is offered. Moreover, tons of evidence to the contrary are ignored. Over the centuries, and in countries around the world, all sorts of groups have been disproportionately concentrated in particular occupations and at different income levels, and have had radical differences in their behavior, from rates...
  • Race and Politics (Thomas Sowell)

    04/05/2010 8:01:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies · 1,171+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 6, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    Few combinations are more poisonous than race and politics. That combination has torn whole nations apart and led to the slaughters of millions in countries around the world. You might think we would have learned a lesson from that and stay away from injecting race into political issues. Yet playing the race card has become an increasingly common response to growing public anger at the policies of the Obama administration and the way those policies have been imposed. When the triumphant Democrats made their widely televised walk up Capitol Hill after passing the health care bill, led by a smirking...
  • (Atlanta Mayor) Norwood and Reed in runoff Dec. 1

    11/04/2009 2:11:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 629+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 11/4/2009 | Eric Stirgus
    Atlanta has one more month and one more election to go before it chooses the city's next mayor: Councilwoman Mary Norwood and former state Sen. Kasim Reed will face each other in a runoff Dec. 1. With 100 percent of the vote counted, Norwood led the race with 45 percent. She maintained a comfortable margin throughout the vote counting Tuesday night but was unable to muster the 50 percent required to put the race away. Reed finished a strong second, with 37 percent, and City Council President Lisa Borders faded to a distant third with 14 percent in the eight-way...
  • Affirmative Action or Health Reform?

    07/29/2009 8:21:12 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 221+ views
    IBD/The Lid ^ | 7/29/09 | The Lid
    "In awarding grants or contracts under this section, the (HHS) secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following: . . . training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds." (House Obamacare Bill Page 909) This is an example of using capitalism against itself. If an "entity" is going to get preference for training underrepresented minority groups, it is going to train them whether they are qualified or not. In other words an African-American who is Gay Transsexual will get into Medical with a B average before the straight white guy with...
  • Obama Wins North Carolina Primary, Clinton Leads in Indiana

    05/06/2008 6:11:02 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 124 replies · 158+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | May 6, 2008 | FOXNews staff
    Barack Obama won the North Carolina Democratic primary Tuesday, FOX News projects, preventing Hillary Clinton from staging an election-day upset in the Tar Heel State. Clinton took the lead in Indiana, but it was still too early to call the race. The two states are the last big contests on the primary calendar and together offer the final chance for the candidates to make a serious dent in the delegate counts. Both candidates were faring well among bases usually loyal to their campaigns Tuesday. In Indiana, Clinton’s advantage is based on groups that have supported her in earlier primaries —...
  • Great Britain: Production of Show Boat is sunk after race row over 'blacked-up' actors

    10/23/2007 5:29:14 PM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies · 687+ views
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 23, 2007
    Production of Show Boat is sunk after race row over 'blacked-up' actorsBy PAUL SIMMS - More by this author » Last updated at 22:49pm on 23rd October 2007  An amateur dramatics group has abandoned plans to stage the musical Show Boat with blacked-up actors after a public outcry.  Organisers had claimed that heavily made-up white actors would have to be used for the production set in America's Deep South because there were no ethnic minority players in the area. Scroll down for more...Actors in an amateur production of Show Boat will not be treading the boards after the musical...
  • Justice says law degree 'worth 15 cents' (Clarence Thomas says because of Affirmative Action)

    10/21/2007 3:41:16 PM PDT · by Stoat · 48 replies · 138+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | October 20, 2007 | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
    Justice says law degree 'worth 15 cents' By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 8 minutes ago Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government regarding the Supreme Court's 2008 fiscal budget request on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., in this March 8, 2007 file photo. The conservative justice says he was repeatedly turned down in job interviews at law firms when he graduated from Yale in 1974 in the years after affirmative action had taken hold at universities.    NEW HAVEN, Conn. - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas...
  • LAT Columnist Scolds Minorities: You're Not Angry Enough at Arnold!

    09/13/2006 10:51:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 593+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein September 13, 2006 - 13:31 Nobody likes a nag. But liberal Dems are in danger of becoming the party of scolds. First there was Tom Frank and his "What's the Matter With Kansas," scolding red-state Americans for being too dumb to realize it's in their interest to vote Democrat. Then the New York Times berated investors for reacting too enthusiastically to good economic news, driving up stock prices. Now Los Angeles Times columnist Erin Aubry Kaplan in Not So 'Hot,' Arnold lashes Latinos and other minorities for being insufficently outraged over comments that Arnold Schwarzenegger recently made....
  • Gulf Coast Isn't the Only Thing Left in Tatters; Bush's Status With Blacks Takes Hit

    09/12/2005 2:52:23 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 83 replies · 2,354+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9/12/05 | Elisabeth Bumiller
    From the political perspective of the White House, Hurricane Katrina destroyed more than an enormous swath of the Gulf Coast. The storm also appears to have damaged the carefully laid plans of Karl Rove, President Bush's political adviser, to make inroads among black voters and expand the reach of the Republican Party for decades to come. Many African-Americans across the country said they seethed as they watched the television pictures of the largely poor and black victims of Hurricane Katrina dying for food and water in the New Orleans Superdome and the convention center. A poll released last week by...
  • THE MINNESOTA SCHOOL SHOOTING AND THE RACE CARD...AGAIN! (Michelle Malkin)

    03/25/2005 9:11:57 AM PST · by Stoat · 37 replies · 1,609+ views
    Michelle Malkin's Blog ^ | March 25, 2005 | Michelle Malkin
    THE MINNESOTA SCHOOL SHOOTING AND THE RACE CARD...AGAIN!  By Michelle Malkin   ·   March 25, 2005 10:01 AM  A few days ago, I noted that some ethnic grievance-mongers were griping that there wasn't enough coverage of the Minnesota school shootings because many of the victims were Native American.The race card-playing continues in the Friday A section of the Washington Post, under the eye-roll-inducing headline: Native Americans Criticize Bush's Silence Response to School Shooting Is Contrasted With President's Intervention in Schiavo Case  Ceci Connolly writes: MINNEAPOLIS, March 24 -- Native Americans across the country -- including tribal leaders, academics and rank-and-file...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Exploited, Not Celebrated

    01/17/2005 6:49:32 PM PST · by carolinacrazy · 7 replies · 332+ views
    www.JackassDemocrats.com ^ | 1/17/2005 | Blake Elliott
    On a day meant to celebrate a great man and his legacy, all Americans should be grateful. We should all be grateful for our freedom, for our quality of life, for our neighbors, and for this entire country we call home. Yet every year new outcries of inequality and hatred arise on this day. What a shame for Dr. King’s legacy.
  • Killing Them With Kindness (Voegeli on affirmative action)

    01/07/2005 3:22:04 AM PST · by Stoat · 1 replies · 592+ views
    The Claremont Institute ^ | January 6, 2005 | William Voegeli
    Killing Them With Kindness By William Voegeli Conservatives have a new reason to voice the four loveliest words in the English language: I told you so. A Stanford Law Review article by Prof. Richard Sander of UCLA concludes, "Blacks are the victims of law school programs of affirmative action, not the beneficiaries." According to Stuart Taylor, Jr.'s summary of Sander's research, preferences do such a thorough job of placing black students in law schools where they are unlikely to succeed, that abolishing affirmative action in admissions would decrease the number of blacks admitted to law schools—but increase the number...
  • Boggs McDonald plays race card, draws Democrats' fire

    09/25/2004 8:24:26 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 16 replies · 765+ views
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 09/25/04 | ERIN NEFF
    The politics of race flared up in Lynette Boggs McDonald's Clark County Commission race this week in an unusual way: as a result of the black commissioner's own comments likening Democrats' treatment of blacks to slavery. Boggs McDonald, a former Democrat who has held local offices as a Republican since 1999, was quoted in Thursday's Las Vegas Sun as saying she regrets having been a Democrat. "From my perspective, there is one last plantation in America, and it's called the Democratic Party," Boggs McDonald said. In an interview Friday, the commissioner said she was simply trying to explain her beliefs...
  • New Ohio Slavery Museum Generates Friction

    08/21/2004 7:56:30 PM PDT · by Stoat · 11 replies · 715+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 21, 2004 | Bob Weston
    A newly opened Cincinnati museum portraying the horrors of American slavery has generated criticism and stoked friction that persists three years after race riots tore through the Ohio city. The differences over the $110 million National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are embodied in the stark positions taken by two of the city's leading black religious leaders, who also happen to be father and son. While the Rev. Damon Lynch Jr. will be deeply involved as co-chairman of Monday's dedication, featuring such luminaries as first lady Laura Bush and television personality Oprah Winfrey, his son, the Rev. Damon Lynch III, will...
  • TX Demos threaten court action to block sanctions; Republicans stand firm

    08/20/2003 6:33:10 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 10 replies · 253+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 08-20-03 | Dabovich, Melanie, AP
    Demos threaten court action to block sanctions; Republicans stand firm Associated Press AUSTIN (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Tuesday dismissed as baseless and frivolous legal threats by 11 Texas Democrats boycotting the Senate chamber over how congressional voting districts are drawn. He indicated Senate Republicans would not impose further sanctions on the Democrats, who went to Albuquerque, N.M., three weeks ago to avoid a second special session on redistricting. "We've done what we can and we expect our senators to come back," Dewhurst said. Republican senators last week adopted a resolution that denies their Democratic colleagues and...
  • Kobe Bryant Decision Announcement at 3PM Mountain Time

    07/18/2003 8:56:48 AM PDT · by ewing · 377 replies · 320+ views
    Eagle, Colorado County Justice Center and AP Wire ^ | June 18, 2003 GMT | Colleen Slevin
    No comments from prosecutors until then..
  • WHY HPD HAS ALL THE PROBLEMS IT DOES

    05/11/2003 5:54:30 PM PDT · by akron · 10 replies · 243+ views
    Houston Chronicle | May 11, 2003 | Sgt, T, A, Britt
    ONE COP'S VIEW Why HPD has all the problems it does By SGT. T.A. BRITT WHAT in the heck is going on over at the Houston Police Department? The officers are making more money than ever. They have a working relationship with the administration. Why all of the bad press? What has happened to cause so many people to doubt the honesty and integrity of my police department? In the past year, we have had the following things come to light: •A crime lab in a new building leaked like a sieve. Evidence was destroyed or tainted to the point...
  • Party learns not to take blacks for granted - the hard way

    11/16/2002 10:38:37 PM PST · by What Is Ain't · 2 replies · 233+ views
    SunSpot.net ^ | 11/16/02 | Gregory Kane
    REP. JOHN Conyers Jr., the Michigan Democrat recently crowned for the 20th time when voters sent him back to Congress, might be the ambulatory argument for term limits. Conyers has sponsored much legislation, some of it good, over the years. He has so grown in stature that he has made the error of thinking he actually knows something about Maryland's politics. Here's the congressman speaking at a post-election forum Thursday sponsored by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in the Rayburn House Office Building .
  • Minority caucuses join forces to increase influence in House

    04/24/2002 9:16:04 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 9 replies · 414+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 4-24-02 | Karen Branch-Brioso
    <p>WASHINGTON - Democratic members of congressional caucuses representing black, Hispanic and Asian lawmakers are joining forces to try to build a more influential voting bloc in the House.</p> <p>"It's a historic opportunity," said Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr., D-St. Louis, who attended a three-day retreat over the weekend at a Virginia resort as a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. "We talked about how we could build coalitions around civil rights, immigration and create voting blocs, although we understand, too, that we have to bring numerical majorities with us in order to make our case."</p>
  • Max Is Mad: Yet another LAPD scandal

    03/27/2002 7:13:09 AM PST · by xsysmgr · 6 replies · 177+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 27, 2002 | Jack Dunphy
    his may be a good time to ask the children to go and play outside, for in today's visit we'll be referring to a somewhat vulgar word, one you won't want to hear the little ones bantering around the dinner table . . . Okay, are they gone? The word is "bitch," and for reasons I'll attempt to make clear, it has cropped up in the debate over the future of Los Angeles police chief Bernard Parks, who, you may recall, has asked to be reappointed for a second five-year term as head of the department. In February, Mayor...
  • Diversity vs. Efficiency: The Olympic Moral

    03/21/2002 7:19:21 AM PST · by traditionalist · 6 replies · 175+ views
    Center For American Unity | 3/20/2002 | Steve Salie
    Why were the 2002 Winter Olympics in Utah a triumph of efficiency, while the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics were plagued by snafus? Here's just a part of Olympics spectator Ronald DuPont Jr.'s hilarious account of his experience in Atlanta:"On my first night at the [1996 Atlanta] Olympics, the bus driver taking me and about 35 other people back to our cars got lost. Our half-hour trip took 1 1/2 hours, and we joked that we got the "scenic route." On my second night, another bus driver prepared to get on the wrong highway until a chorus of Atlanta natives on...