The President’s Busy Day of Identity Politics

Posted April 11, 2014 by Car in
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The National Action Network Convention is currently underway in New York. Don’t know what the NAN is? Well, that is Al Sharpton’s “No Justice, No Peace” Organization.

Guess who the keynote speaker is for tonight? Well, that would be our very own Dear Leader himself. Check out his schedule:

10:00 am || Recieves the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:00 am || Announces the nomination of Sylvia Burwell to be HHS Secretary
3:05 pm || Arrives New York City
4:10 pm || Delivers remarks at the National Action Network’s 16th Annual Convention
11:30 pm || Departs New York
12:40 am || Arrives White House

Weird how he’s in NY for 7+ hours?!? I’m guessing there is something else on the schedule … a little Kobe beef, or a DNC fundraiser.

So what is agenda for this convention?

The event’s primary goal, founder and president Al Sharpton told The Root, is to create an “action agenda” for the upcoming midterm elections.

Uhm … who paid for the AF1 trip to New York? It doesn’t sound like an “official visit.” This is politics. Identity politics, in which blacks are the poor victims of society, and the evil white man just wants to keep him down. Guess which party owns that?

Thursday April 10, 5:20 p.m.: What Will It Take for America to See Black Boys as Human?

Yep. Setting up the agenda for the midterm elections.

“And if George Zimmerman saw Trayvon as a human, he would possibly still be alive,” said Calloway, who announced plans to launch a program designed to humanize black men and boys in the American imagination.

In an emotional panel discussion, marked by fiery speeches and standing ovations, Calloway and other speakers—including Trayvon’s father, Tracy Martin—enumerated the ways in which they say American society undervalues and demonizes black men, pointing to deep-seated white supremacy and stereotypes that permeate everything from education to criminal justice.

Seriously? Black men undervalue and demonize THEMSELVES, in a society that is willing to bend over backwards to give them opportunity. All they have to do is reach out and grab it. Oh, and not become a gang banger. That’s the “reaching out” part that black men need to do.

“I can’t be mad at the system because the system wasn’t designed to protect us,” said Martin. “I honestly believe that this country was built on the backs of African-American men, and we as African-American men need to stand up and claim our rights in this country.” He urged the audience to treat the young men in their communities with respect from the time they were old enough to talk.

“They don’t like Richard Sherman, and they don’t like Barack Obama,” said Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, who argued, “In every moment, black masculinity is under the scrutiny of an unjust society.” He took the African-American community to task for “smuggling in that white supremacy and internalizing the self-hatred that white supremacy purchases.”

And Barack Obama is appearing at this conference tonight. And, I’ll bet the costs are being completely covered by the taxpayers.

Ironic that this is occurring simultaneously to the event of the Steve Utash beating, who did NOT treat a young black boy as anything but human, and stopped to help. And for that, he was beaten within an inch of his life by a group of black men.

So far,five have been charged, and one has the added charged of ethnic intimidation.

In the aftermath of the event the community has rallied together in support of Utash and his family, but on that day last week, a random group of black teens and men saw a white man and beat him. Why? For what? How did this group become such people? If it weren’t for the action of the elderly, retired nurse Deborah Hughes, Utash would not have even made it to the hospital.

Barack Obama has stayed miles away addressing the beating, despite the fact that the “difficult national conversation on race” needs to include much more than the one-sided issues represented by the NAN and Al Sharpton.

As for last night’s discussion of what is will take for Americans to view black boys as humans? I would argue that Steve Utash did view the black boy who jumped in front of his car as human, and then the black gang that descended upon him did not act humanely at all.

How about if black boys stop admiring rap stars and sport’s figures, and instead look up to women such as Deborah Hughes for their role models.

Community Organizer President

Posted April 4, 2014 by Car in
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Of all the stupid, insulting, nonsensical things Obama has said this is my favorite*:

“You can give America the shaft, or you can give it a raise.”

Seriously?

This “community organizer” has had 6 years to drive us out of that ditch, and what has he done? The fake 6.6% unemployment rate is fooling no one but the LIVs.

White House apologists point to the lower 6.6 percent unemployment rate. But the declining percentage rate is largely the result of a shrinking labor force participation rate, as discouraged, long-term, jobless Americans stop looking for work and are no longer counted among the ranks of the unemployed.

If these workers officially reentered the work force, the real unemployment rate would be 9.6 percent, says the University of Maryland’s business economist Peter Morici.

The administration’s defenders say the declining labor force is the result of rising baby boomer retirements, but it turns out that’s not true.

“Baby boomer retirements are not driving down the adult participation rate. The percentage of working seniors aged 65 to 69 has risen to 30 percent from 27 percent over the last decade,” Morici says.

Many, if not most, older, lower income Americans are not working because they want to, but because they must to make ends meet.

His policies are directly responsible for our anemic economy, and yet the left so craves power it will do anything – lie, cheat, steal – to remain.

Thus, the minimum-wage snake-oil. Sure to ensnare the stupid.

*of this week. Seriously?!! You can’t expect me to pick a favorite!

Obama’s 3-hour stop in Michigan on the way to fundraisers in Chicago

Posted April 3, 2014 by Car in
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Ok, this is funny. Obama had a little stop in Michigan yesterday to tout raising the minimum wage (before flying to Chicago for dinner and a few fundraisers – just a day in the life of our Emperor), and I found this little nugget.

Michigan voted for Obama in both his presidential campaigns and his bailout of the auto industry has been popular here. Michigan also has an effort to put a measure on the November ballot to increase the state minimum wage, an initiative that polling shows is popular among voters who have been hit hard by the economic downturn in recent years.

On their way to the university campus, Obama and Peters stopped at Zingerman’s Deli , an Ann Arbor landmark, where they ordered Reuben sandwiches and were served by a University of Michigan graduate who makes $9 an hour, a rate above the current federal minimum wage.

This is funny/amazing on so many levels.

1) You have a University of Michigan graduate working at a deli, for $9 an hour, and you mention it as if that’s a good thing.

2) You are, essentially, advocating that U of M graduates deserve to be making $9 or $10 an hour …. [gasps for breath]

3) Zingerman’s? Really?

Let’s take a gander at how Zingerman’s is able to pay it’s employees $9 and hour, and perhaps we can extrapolate how such a policy would affect our economy.

Zingerman’s Rueban – Zingerman’s corned beef, Switzerland Swiss cheese, Brinery sauerkraut & Russian dressing on grilled, hand-sliced Jewish rye bread- $13.99 (for the small eater size) or $16.50 for the “big eater” size.

Everything else is extra. A soda is another $2.50.

You can get a tossed salad for $6.50/$8.50. That’s greens, onions, cucumbers and carrots. A Caesar is $9.00/$11.50. Greek salad? $11.50/$14.50.

$14 for a sandwich. No fries. No chips. No drink. For a small sammich, drink, and (small) chips, you’re forking over $17.75.

Go for the bigger Rueban and a bigger bag of chips, and you have to hand over $22.50.

Ba haaa haaa haaa …

No, this is too much.

If only we were all willing to pay $22.50 for our lunch, everyone could make a living wage.

Eh … not really

Posted April 2, 2014 by Car in
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So, yesterday Obama appeared in the Rose Garden to crow about the success that is, as he will now call it, Obamacare.

With an I-told-you-so swagger, President Obama said Tuesday that 7.1 million Americans signed up for health insurance by Monday’s deadline – exceeding the original White House goal under Obamacare.

“In the first six months, we’ve taken a big step forward,” he said amid cheers of supporters in the White House Rose Garden. “The truth is even more want to sign up.”

Obama is a small man who derides his critics from high as if they have no legitimate gripes. Behold:

In his Rose Garden remarks, Obama offered stories of everyday Americans who had benefited from his signature domestic program. He then used those sagas to deride naysayers.

“The lengths to which people have gone to scare people,” he said, “I don’t get it. Why are people working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance?”

Funny, Obama doesn’t want to talk about stories such as this one, where the new two-midnights rule of the ACA directly lead to the death of a man. Read it please.

*******

But, amid all of this, one of the “GET COVERED” memes kinda got to me. It was the whole “you’re going to wish you had insurance if you break a bone” thing.

And this:

“Get covered now and save?” “Good thing you’re Covered?”

Only if you’re bad at math. Really bad at easy math.

Or- of course- if you’re not really paying for your health insurance because you’re on medicaid or a subsidy … in which case I’m paying for your health insurance. Then signing up (and not really “paying”) for insurance is a good deal!!! YEA FREE SHIT!!! Like these people:

*

So, a broken arm could cost $7,000 without insurance? What a joke.

My individual deductible is $7,500. And we pay almost $600 a month for that insurance (which, is much more expensive than our previous insurance, with worse benefits, but cheap compared to what some are paying). And, even this $hitty plan will go up in a year and a half.

So [does math] I’m only going to have to pay $14,200 for that broken arm. My deductible and my premium. Of course, at that point – after I break my arm – my deductible has been met, so if I break my OTHER arm, I’ll only have to pay the 20% co-pay. If I break TWO arms in one year, it will only cost me $15,520. You see this is where the real savings kicks in.

AWESOME!!!!

This isn’t “insurance”. This is pre-paid health care for services I won’t use. Well-baby visits are covered. Birth control. ROUTINE doctor visits – things that could be easily planned and saved for; although any tests they run? I’ll be paying for that.

So, by having “insurance” I only have to pay $14,200 if I break my arm.

Thanks Obama.

I also want to give a special shout-out to some of Obama’s useful idiots who filled twitter the last few days with “get covered” tweets. Pharrell Williams. Ellen DeGeneres. Sarah Silverman. Zach Braff. Kerry Washington. Will Wheaton. Rachael Ray.

All of whom are probably bad at math.

I’m sure I missed some, and I don’t want anyone to not be acknowledged. Please add in comments those I missed.

*$56 a month for health insurance? Sorry, chicky, you’re not paying for your health insurance. I am. Your $56-a-month probably isn’t even covering the wages of the paper-pusher handling your account.

Offered without comment

Posted February 27, 2014 by Car in
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Cough.

Driver roll up the partition please/ I don’t need you seeing Yonce on her knees …
Oh he so horny, yeah he want to f—
He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse
He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown

I just wanna be the girl you like, the girl you like

Ruling Dynastys

Posted February 25, 2014 by Car in
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So, should we just give up the illusion that we freely elect our leaders, from among the entire population, based on who can best serve? Let’s just openly acknowledge that it’s all an inside game of who you know, who you are?

That there is simply a ruling class.

Because there’s this:

“Everyone anticipates Debbie will run and win,” said one top Michigan Democrat who is close to the Dingell family and asked to speak on background because the comments came so soon after the veteran congressman’s retirement announcement.

“It’s no secret that Debbie will most likely run and will be the one to beat in that race. I just don’t see anybody else challenging her in a serious way. Debbie’s been here in this district for 30 years, in the trenches,” the source close to the family continued.

If Debbie Dingell wins, she’d keep the district the family has held in some form since 1933. Her husband became the longest serving member in congressional history last year, hitting the 58-year mark in 2013. His father, former Rep. John Dingell Sr. (D-Mich.), held the same seat for more than two decades before that, and his son succeeded him after the elder Dingell’s death in 1955.

Other Michigan Democrats agree Debbie Dingell is all but certain to run for her retiring husband’s seat, and if she does, she’ll be very tough to compete against in a Democratic primary.

The seat has been in the family since 1933. 81 years. Seriously, wtf?

I’m sick of Bushs and Kennedys and Dingells and Clintons and every other clan where the “family business” is politics.

If Debbie Dingell does run, few expect her to face a serious challenge. The district, which stretches from Detroit’s blue-collar suburbs to the college town of Ann Arbor, is overwhelmingly Democratic, and the Dingells are a household name throughout the region.

Of course, they are a household name? they’ve been in power for 81 years? How do you compete with that? How is is “democratic” to have these sorts of political dynasties, which are simply unbeatable electorally?

Like her husband, Dingell isn’t known as a doctrinaire liberal: Both have taken more centrist stances on gun control, and she might be more of a centrist on environmental issues, which could theoretically cause her problems with some of the district’s more liberal voters in Ann Arbor.

Ha ha haaaa … oh see, they’re moderates. Their stance on those two issues have nothing to do with 1) the auto industry and 2) hunters in Michigan.

Bow down bitches.

Meanwhile, at Huffpoo/updated

Posted February 19, 2014 by Car in
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The path of least resistance makes all rivers, and some men, crooked. -Napoleon Hill

They don’t seem very interested at the Huffington Post in covering what’s going on in Venezuela. I wonder why? That’s so WEIRD.

I found this one lonely little article waaaaaaay down at the very bottom of their “Worldpost” page from last night, with only one comment on it. The user’s tagline was “The GOP is OUT OF CONTROL” so I don’t think she’s conservative.

Continuing Chavez’s attack on Democracy!! SAD!!

How some of my fellow Liberals can continue supporting governments like this is beyond me. Chavez went after Jews, Journalist & opposition leaders & it seems that practice is continuing. SAD!!

You see, it’s because liberals don’t want too see the results of their failed narrative; the real-life results of policies they are currently advocating. In a linked huffpoo/Reuters piece you see where they want to go with this. What is the line of the liberals progressives? This is a only middle class movement. The poor are still supporting the government … @@

They are happy to be building a more socialist government.” (autoplay warning)

There you go.

Yes. Of course the poor are still supporting this Chavista government. Because Daddy Sugar is taking care of them. Or trying to. Promising at least.

Just as the “poor”, here, supports the redistributive plots of OUR government. People are always supportive when they benefit; when they are getting something for nothing. That is why the welfare state grows and grows and grows. It is a cancer that erodes self-determination. As long as nothing is required, outside of a vote, people will act similarly to the river. The path of least resistance.

The problem is, the government SUCKS at … just about everything. Any large government. This is nothing new, the Founding Fathers warned us about it. A government can no better take care of the everyday welfare of it’s citizens than it can run a Post office. Eventually, it creaks to a halt.

It is a law. A truism. A reality.

So this is the danger. Our warning sign. The oncoming freight train of despair from which, once in full force, only the SMOD can save us.

Wake up.

* I use this song ironically, because Rage Against the Machine, as just about everyone knows, are commies.

More excuse making here. Basically, democracy has spoken when Madura was elected (a perfectly legitimate election result, apparently) and the US is behind the current dissent in the country.

The discussions in comments are fascinating.


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