Archive for February, 2005

Video of Oscar Winner… Jamie Foxx

February 28, 2005

Jamie Foxx talks about receiving the Oscar for Best Actor in a leading role 2005.

And this isn’t due to Affirmative Action.


Crying Racism, again! And it’s getting old!

February 27, 2005

This time our race baiter in question is the infamous Omarosa Stallworth. Better known as the lazy, lowdown, dirty, two-timing saboteur of the Apprentice. In today’s episode, our idiot in question is a guest on Fox’s Dayside with Linda Vester. The purpose of the appearance: to call Donald Trump a racist in order repair her image and extend her 15 minutes of fame.

Check out this pitiful play of the racism card. What a shameless bigot you are,Omarosa!

hat tip: johnny dollar

CSPAN: Conservative Blacks and Leadership

February 24, 2005

I just finished watching a conference on CSPAN sponsored by Jesse Lee Peterson’s BOND and the Heritage Foundation. The panel included: Mychal Massie of Project 21, Gloria Jackson of the Booker T Washington Speaker’s Network, Roy and Niger Innis of CORE and Moderator, Jesse Lee Peterson. I believe the title of the conference was Responding to the Call–The New Vanguard.

Here’s an excerpt from the official press release….

Has the establishment black leadership become irrelevant? Conservative black Americans say “yes,” and they’re calling for the reinstitution of principled black leadership in the tradition of Booker T. Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Organizations such as the NAACP, Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH, and the Congressional Black Caucus have utterly failed to provide moral leadership in the black community and have become the tools for extremist political agendas.

In response, BOND (the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) and The Heritage Foundation are co-sponsoring an historic conference – Responding To The Call: The New Black Vanguard Conference – to address this crisis and the spiraling moral and physical decline taking place within America’s inner cities.

Conference participants will also address ways to counter the liberals’ attack on distinguished and accomplished black Americans such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Justice Clarence Thomas. Audience members will be able to participate in a Question and Answer session at the conclusion of the program.

Here are some of the main points that I took away from the conference…

  • Black conservatives are not a very cohesive group, unlike their liberal counterparts.
  • The current brand of liberalism expounded by the Democratic party is a clear and present danger to the Black community.
  • Excellence and character are the traits that Blacks no longer value, but are the values that allowed them to survive slavery, Jim crow and its cousin segregation.
  • Black paranoia and white guilt are understood by liberal blacks and have been used against blacks and whites to enrich the black leadership.
  • The reason the black community is in crisis today has to do with the acceptance of the liberal message dependence on the government.
  • After a revolution, things always go haywire. All authority and values are challenged. Good and bad.
  • It is the post-revolutionary period, that we are now in, where we can once again see which values served us well and embrace them again.
  • Blacks are in this current mode due to psychohistorical traumas. Whites were traumatized by racism as well.
  • Poverty programs gave monies to the kids.
  • Bad kids were rewarded with government funded programs.
  • The father was unable to compete with government monetarily and thus lost the role of authority.
  • This allowed the Black leadership to step in as the authority figure.
  • No man needs a leader.
  • Liberalism compromised the Black church.
  • Liberalism made God irrelevant in the Black community.
  • Liberalism demoralized the Man in the family.
  • These positions made the Black community easy pickings for Liberals and race pimps to exploit.
  • Blacks are in positions of power in major cities throughout the country and the people of those cities are still not prospering.
  • Black officials are not being held responsible for their lack of productivity.
  • Whites and racism are being blamed for the Black official’s inability to manage those cities into prosperity.
  • Blacks are naturally conservative.
  • They are overwhelmingly anti-homosexual marriage, abortion, and pro-vouchers.
  • Gloria Jackson said she became a conservative once she lined her faith up with her politics.
  • The Black church could cure most social ills in the community if it taught self-control.
  • The is an absence of respect for authority in the Black community.
  • The is a perception that criminal behavior is sheik in the Black community.
  • We shouldn’t believe in racial profiling. We should believe in criminal profiling.
  • The highest good is self-initiative and meritocracy.
  • Always do what’s right and honorable.
  • Advice to conservatives–white and black: Tell the truth and don’t take the criticism personally.
  • The democrats have a political monopoly in the black community and once that is broken, the Democratic party will go the way of the wind.

I know this was done in stream of consciousness, but I hope my notes somewhat convey the essence of the conference. I am hopeful that as we enlighten the black community to the opportunities of conservatism we will see a true revolution of the spirit in America. These are indeed exciting times.

Happy Black History Month

February 23, 2005

Deroy Murdock gives the Dems fits in his latest essay. Happy Black History Month.

Grand Old Party
Blacks might be surprised to compare Republican history with the Democrats’.

Today marks the 90th anniversary of a very special White House ceremony. President Woodrow Wilson hosted his Cabinet and the entire U.S. Supreme Court for a screening of D. W. Griffith’s racist masterpiece, Birth of a Nation. The executive mansion’s first film presentation depicted, according to Griffith, the Ku Klux Klan’s heroic, post-Civil War struggle against the menace of emancipated blacks, portrayed by white actors in black face. As black civil-rights leader W.E.B. DuBois explained: In Griffith’s 1915 motion picture, “The freed man was represented either as an ignorant fool, a vicious rapist, a venal or unscrupulous politician, or a faithful idiot.”

Thumbs up, Wilson exclaimed. The film “is like writing history with lightning,” he remarked, adding, “it is all so terribly true.”

This vignette — recently recounted in Ken Burns’s PBS documentary, Unforgivable Blackness — was neither the first nor last time a prominent Democrat plunged a hot knife in black America’s collective back. Each February, Black History Month recalls Democrat Harry Truman’s 1948 desegregation of the armed forces and Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson’s signature on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the greatest black legislative victory since Republican Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in 1863. This annual commemoration, however, largely overlooks the many milestones Republicans and blacks have achieved together by overcoming reactionary Democrats.

The House Policy Committee’s 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar offers 365 examples of GOP support for women, blacks, and other minorities, often over Democratic objections. Among its highlights:

“To stop the Democrats’ pro-slavery agenda, anti-slavery activists founded the Republican party, starting with a few dozen men and women in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20, 1854,” the calendar notes. “Democratic opposition to Republican efforts to protect the civil rights of all Americans lasted not only throughout Reconstruction, but well into the 20th century. In the south, those Democrats who most bitterly opposed equality for blacks founded the Ku Klux Klan, which operated as the party’s terrorist wing.”

Contemporary partisan hyperbole? Consider this 1866 comment from Governor Oliver Morton (R., Ind.), who is immortalized in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall: “Every one who shoots down Negroes in the streets, burns Negro school-houses and meeting-houses, and murders women and children by the light of their own flaming dwellings, calls himself a Democrat,” Morton said. “Every New York rioter in 1863 who burned up little children in colored asylums, who robbed, ravished, and murdered indiscriminately in the midst of a blazing city for three days and nights, calls himself a Democrat.”

White supremacists worked club in hand with Democrats for decades:

May 22, 1856: Two years after the Grand Old party’s birth, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R., Mass.) rose to decry pro-slavery Democrats. Congressman Preston Brooks (D., S.C.) responded by grabbing a stick and beating Sumner unconscious in the Senate chamber. Disabled, Sumner could not resume his duties for three years.

July 30, 1866: New Orleans’s Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated GOP meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.

September 28, 1868: Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor.

October 7, 1868: Republicans criticized Democrats’ national slogan: “This is a white man’s country: Let white men rule.”

April 20, 1871: The GOP Congress adopted the Ku Klux Klan Act, banning the pro-Democrat domestic terrorist group.

October 18, 1871: GOP President Ulysses S. Grant dispatched federal troops to quell Klan violence in South Carolina.

September 14, 1874: Racist white Democrats stormed Louisiana’s statehouse to oust GOP Governor William Kellogg’s racially integrated administration; 27 are killed.

August 17, 1937: Republicans opposed Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Supreme Court nominee, U.S. Senator Hugo Black (D., Al.), a former Klansman who defended Klansmen against race-murder charges.

February 2005: The Democrats’ Klan-coddling today is embodied by KKK alumnus Robert Byrd, West Virginia’s logorrheic U.S. senator and, having served since January 3, 1959, that body’s dean. Thirteen years earlier, Byrd wrote this to the KKK’s Imperial Wizard: “The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia.” Byrd led Senate Democrats as late as December 1988. On March 4, 2001, Byrd told Fox News’s Tony Snow: “There are white niggers. I’ve seen a lot of white niggers in my time; I’m going to use that word.” National Democrats never have arranged a primary challenge against or otherwise pressed this one-time cross-burner to get lost.

Contrast the KKKozy Democrats with the GOP. When former Klansman David Duke ran for Louisiana governor in 1991 as a Republican, national GOP officials scorned him. Local Republicans endorsed incumbent Democrat Edwin Edwards, despite his ethical baggage. As one Republican-created bumper sticker pleaded: “Vote for the crook: It’s important!”

Republicans also have supported legislation favorable to blacks, often against intense Democratic headwinds:

In 1865, Congressional Republicans unanimously backed the 13th Amendment, which made slavery unconstitutional. Among Democrats, 63 percent of senators and 78 percent of House members voted: “No.”

In 1866, 94 percent of GOP senators and 96 percent of GOP House members approved the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing all Americans equal protection of the law. Every congressional Democrat voted: “No.”

February 28, 1871: The GOP Congress passed the Enforcement Act, giving black voters federal protection.

February 8, 1894: Democratic President Grover Cleveland and a Democratic Congress repealed the GOP’s Enforcement Act, denying black voters federal protection.

January 26, 1922: The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer’s (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure.

May 17, 1954: As chief justice, former three-term governor Earl Warren (R., Calif.) led the U.S. Supreme Court’s desegregation of government schools via the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. GOP President Dwight Eisenhower’s Justice Department argued for Topeka, Kansas’s black school children. Democrat John W. Davis, who lost a presidential bid to incumbent Republican Calvin Coolidge in 1924, defended “separate but equal” classrooms.

September 24, 1957: Eisenhower deployed the 82nd Airborne Division to desegregate Little Rock’s government schools over the strenuous resistance of Governor Orval Faubus (D., Ark.).

May 6, 1960: Eisenhower signs the GOP’s 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day, five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.

July 2, 1964: Democratic President Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act after former Klansman Robert Byrd’s 14-hour filibuster and the votes of 22 other Senate Democrats (including Tennessee’s Al Gore, Sr.) failed to scuttle the measure. Illinois Republican Everett Dirksen rallied 26 GOP senators and 44 Democrats to invoke cloture and allow the bill’s passage. According to John Fonte in the January 9, 2003, National Review, 82 percent of Republicans so voted, versus only 66 percent of Democrats.

True, Senator Barry Goldwater (R., Ariz.) opposed this bill the very year he became the GOP’s presidential standard-bearer. However, Goldwater supported the 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts and called for integrating Arizona’s National Guard two years before Truman desegregated the military. Goldwater feared the 1964 Act would limit freedom of association in the private sector, a controversial but principled libertarian objection rooted in the First Amendment rather than racial hatred.

June 29, 1982: President Ronald Reagan signed a 25-year extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The Republican party also is the home of numerous “firsts.” Among them:

Until 1935, every black federal legislator was Republican. America’s first black U.S. Representative, South Carolina’s Joseph Rainey, and our first black senator, Mississippi’s Hiram Revels, both reached Capitol Hill in 1870. On December 9, 1872, Louisiana Republican Pinckney Benton Stewart “P.B.S.” Pinchback became America’s first black governor.

August 8, 1878: GOP supply-siders may hate to admit it, but America’s first black Collector of Internal Revenue was former U.S. Rep. James Rapier (R., Ala.).

October 16, 1901: GOP President Theodore Roosevelt invited to the White House as its first black dinner guest Republican educator Booker T. Washington. The pro-Democrat Richmond Times newspaper warned that consequently, “White women may receive attentions from Negro men.” As Toni Marshall wrote in the November 9, 1995, Washington Times, when Roosevelt sought reelection in 1904, Democrats produced a button that showed their presidential nominee, Alton Parker, beside a white couple while Roosevelt posed with a white bride and black groom. The button read: “The Choice Is Yours.”

GOP presidents Gerald Ford in 1975 and Ronald Reagan in 1982 promoted Daniel James and Roscoe Robinson to become, respectively, the Air Force’s and Army’s first black four-star generals.

November 2, 1983: President Reagan established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday, the first such honor for a black American.

President Reagan named Colin Powell America’s first black national-security adviser while GOP President George W. Bush appointed him our first black secretary of state.

President G.W. Bush named Condoleezza Rice America’s first black female NSC chief, then our second (consecutive) black secretary of State. Just last month, one-time Klansman Robert Byrd and other Senate Democrats stalled Rice’s confirmation for a week. Amid unanimous GOP support, 12 Democrats and Vermont Independent James Jeffords opposed Rice — the most “No” votes for a State designee since 14 senators frowned on Henry Clay in 1825.

“The first Republican I knew was my father, and he is still the Republican I most admire,” Rice has said. “He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I.”

“We started our party with the express intent of protecting the American people from the Democrats’ pro-slavery policies that expressly made people inferior to the state,” wrote Rep. Christopher Cox (R., Calif.), who authorized the calendar last year as House Policy chairman. “Today, the animating spirit of the Republican Party is exactly the same as it was then: free people, free minds, free markets, free expression, and unlimited opportunity.”

“Leading the organized opposition to these ideas 150 years ago, just as today, was the Democratic Party,” Cox continued. “Then, just as now, their hallmarks were politically correct speech; a preference for government control over individual initiative…and an insistence on seeing people as members of groups rather than as individuals.”

But what about racial preferences? The GOP’s embrace of color-neutral policies parallels Martin Luther King’s dream of racial equality over racial scale tipping. “The constitutional amendments that the Republican party supported after the Civil War did not advance preferences by race,” Cox told me. “They made government view every person as an individual, not as a member of a racial group.”

Alas, even as Republicans promote work over welfare, educational choice, and personal retirement accounts, all of which would empower blacks, some 90 percent of blacks vote Democrat as reflexively as knees kick when tapped with rubber mallets. After inspecting the Democrats’ handiwork — e.g. the tar pit that is public assistance, the Dresden that is the ghetto school system, and the pyramid scheme that is Social Security (which robs too many blacks who die before recouping their “investment”) — black Americans should ask Democrats: “Yesterday’s gone. What have you done for us lately?”

— New York commentator Deroy Murdock is an advisory board member of Project 21, a Washington-based network of black free-market advocates.

Is the MSM finding Checks and Balances uncomfortable?

February 23, 2005

It appears the Media is finding checks and balances very distasteful. And instead of striving to express a fair and balance assessment of the news of the day, the media and the their liberal lackeys have decided to begin personal attacks on Conservative bloggers. How low will they go?

Ann Coulter exposes this newest development in the deconstruction of the MSM in her latest article, Republican, Bloggers and Gays, Oh My!! Here’s an excerpt:

Liberals keep telling us the media isn’t liberal, but in order to retaliate for the decimation of major news organizations like The New York Times, CBS News and CNN, all they can do is produce the scalp of an obscure writer for an unknown conservative Web page. And unlike Raines, Rather and Jordan, they can’t even get Gannon for incompetence on the job. (Also unlike Raines, Rather and Jordan, Gannon has appeared on TV and given a series of creditable interviews in his own defense, proving our gays are more macho than their straights.)

Right-Minded Roundup

February 23, 2005

American Soldier gives a soldiers account of coming home.

New Sisyphus discusses Syria’s promotion to full Axis of Evil status.

Dissecting Leftism weighs in on America’s Social Security debate and the Left doesn’t have a chance.

Pope Calls Gay Marriage Part of ‘Ideology of Evil

The Warrior has another great article about how President Bush has become a Master of “using opportunities as they arise“.

Americans are ready for a women president? See what the polls say.

Quote of the Day

February 17, 2005

“Republicans couldn’t get this many black people in a room, unless they included the hotel staff.”

Howard Dean at the Congressional Black Caucus last week.

(hat tip: Right from Left)

Do Not Validate Criminals

February 16, 2005

What’s going on here? Everytime a black manchild is killed while engaged in criminal activity, the parents and the black community wanna scream racism. We should probably prosecute the parents for child neglect. Yeah I said it!

Family of Slain Teen Thank Community, ask for donations for thief’s memorial fund.

Protests Follow Police Shooting of Teenaged Auto Thief

Black Leaders Express Anger at Thief’s Death

LA Blacks make excuses for Teenaged Auto Thief

Al Qaeda’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy

February 12, 2005

After targeting a Shiite Mosque and killing 12 Iraqis, an Al Qaeda official made a statement blaming Al Jezeerafor it’s accurate reporting of the cowardly attack on fellow Muslims in their house of worship. The official’s statement, “if Al Jazeera didn’t report the attack noone would have been the wiser.”

Condi Rice Superstar!!

February 11, 2005

She makes us proud!

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s just-concluded trip to Europe signals that the United States is back in the diplomacy business in earnest again. Part of the reason is that after four years of Colin Powell, the United States now has a secretary of state in full.

An interview with Condi Rice by Australian Media

The United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, has been in Europe this week and has urged European countries negotiating with Tehran to be tougher and to make it clear that United Nations sanctions are the next step.

Dick Morris wants to Draft Condi for 2008

As she tours the continent after her Senate confirmation, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is like a rock star — her every movement, her every meeting covered by an adoring media.

Rice Dazzles Europe

Europeans have been known to value style over substance. In Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, they got both.