The name changes every so many years, and with it so does any form of common sense. Once, not too long ago a specific race of people were called black, before that they were colored, and before that a variety of names that can not be used if you are not part of that same race. More recent years they want to be called “African-American”.
Before someone has a hissy about my use of “black-mark”.. I want to touch on that too. With the replacement of black when referring to race, the word black has also become taboo, we do not speak its name? So do we rephrase all things to become politically bland. What will language become in say 10-20 years from now, with the PC editing of human communication? Alas.. black has positive context to, like being in the black (vs in the red). Will that be permitted since there is a positive relationship, or do we need to eliminate that too, just to be on the safe side? Many words have many meanings, simply erasing them does not remove alternatives. White people are not actually white, but heck Crayola went PC a long time ago and replaced the crayon “flesh” with “peach”… “Indian-Red” was tossed, because of some supersensitive teachers found it offensive. When things dip into a box of crayons, the world truly has lost all perspective… Ok back to my original point…
Why? not all Africans are black, and if a white African used that term the blacks in America would be confused & angry. Add that not all black people are African, that is like assuming all Asians are Japanese, or all white people are from England, and all Hispanics are from Mexico. Wouldn’t that be ridiculous, and wrong?
So why the identity for ALL black American people to be lumped as being Africa American? And whatever happened to be American? Why that separation? Didn’t they complain about segregation, yet they are opting to self impose their own flavor of the same thing. They demand special exceptions, special scholarships,.. they have black-specific political groups. They are drawing a dividing line, they are highlighting the difference.. when the rest of us simply do not care what color you are. Even with the few people who might have an issue, the more of an issue black people make of it.. the more of an issue it becomes.
For those who need to hyphenate being American, for those who treat English as their second language, for refer to another country as their country.. please return to where you came from.
And yes for this post (as well as any time in my life) when I am referring to people who are black, I will refer to them as black, and I will not offer an apology for that. Black is not an insult, and the only reason I am referencing it at all is the number of race-related articles I saw today (and due note, those bringing up race issues are black or democrats.. not white or black republicans). If you are bothered by that, please re-read what I just wrote above.. thank you.
This article has been inspired by a variety of race-focused articles I just came across today. Most of those articles continuously point back to one politician.. and oddly not Obama.. read on.
First some highlights:
NAACP finds new voting laws discriminatory. What law is that? Yep showing your ID when you vote, is what NAACP finds to be discriminatory! It can’t be that the voter will be turned away for being black, since seems like the ID is not confirming that.. so how is showing an ID to vote discrimination? Yet they seem to think this will limit the minority vote? Maybe it is the restrictions on restoring voting rights for ex-felons, but not all ex-felons are black. Or perhaps restricting illegal-immigrant votes?
I have always felt that an ID should be required to vote, it just makes sense. I honesty can not see how they can twist this to be a discrimination issues. And still better yet, I really think the only people who ever earned the right to vote are those who risked their lives by opting to defend our country. And no, I was not in the military.
Emancipation Do What we Say Amendment: Why do democrats feel the need to refer to non-democrats as terrorists, assassins, dictators, and .. the Grinch. Oh don’t forget Democrats also think of Republicans as destroyers of the earth. But it does not end there.. (of course)..
Rep. James Clyburn — House Democrats’ third in command and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus — called on President Obama to ignore Congress and hike the debt ceiling himself using a (highly dubious)14th Amendment justification, likening it to the Emancipation Proclamation and public school integration.
Good thing Clyburn was just “joking,” right? Otherwise, it would seem like he was misappropriating history and playing the race card in a most unsavory way
Somehow I doubt he was truly joking, there are too many blacks who love playing the race card, and so few of them never truly (personally) dealt with race or rights issues.
Naturally the debt & budget issues are all political-campaign focused, it is not about the country, it is not about getting things resolved, it is about the next election.. period.
Now for the Race-Card Winner.. Sheila Jackson Lee (Democrat from Texas). I am amazed how on earth anyone from Texas could vote for this woman, how on earth did she get her position? She continuously proves she is ignorant of so much. A person who fails to listen, who “needs” to talk over others often is ignorant of what they are arguing/discussing/debating. Such individuals apparently think a debate is who can talk the longest and loudest. Every video clip I watched with her she talks the loudest & longest…
Jackson-Lee requested hearings on “Right-Wing Extremists-Ideologues” saying they advocate violence & terrorizing of certain groups. She submits documents on.. White Supremacist weapons, groups hit lists, assassination target of lawyer who battles hate-groups, and 39 pages of list of active hate-groups. Is she a representative for Texas or is she a race-activist?
Expanding on Jackson-Lee’s White-Supremacist focus.. she also focused on “Christian militants taking down the US.”
But Democrats on the committee condemned the proceedings as “racist” because of its focus on Muslims. They said the hearing should focus on broader issues, including gangs, unfair sentencing practices that target young black men, and other extremists, including white supremacists
Jackson-Lee goes on a tirade supporting Muslims… she stated she was “overwhelmed by the hearing and lack of factual basis for it” she continued talking past her time limit, and over the person informing her time was up as he was introducing the next person.. you can hear her mention.. Nazis, Klansmen, etc…
Jackson-Lee even found racist issues in a Pepsi commercial. Note, Pepsi even changed it’s symbol to be similar to Obama’s symbol, in other words showing very obvious support for Obama. So surely Pepsi is racist, but Jackson-Lee thinks they are racist against blacks. She found the Pepsi-commercial insulting to blacks. Her race-activism knows no limits..
And yes she obviously supports and defends Obama, why? Well because they have the same skin color. She thinks attacks on his (over) spending and financial decisions is because he is black, not because they are destructive to our economy and country. She actually thinks he is being treated different and disrespectfully.. did she miss the constant attacks on the previous president (during and well after his term)? did she miss the 1980s, and the constant attacks and insults on Reagan? Did she miss all the attacks that have happened to any white-republican President, she is 61 years old, unless she has been bound, gagged, and had ear plugs in for over a 1/2 century+, she surely has noticed the attacks previous presidents have received.. or is she only noticing them NOW that a president is black? Hey that sounds racist!
Another golden gem is Jackson-Lee apparently holds the same superiority complex Obama has, she thinks she knows-all and knows-better than anyone else..
A woman asks Jackson-Lee about Gov’t Healthcare, while Jackson-Lee talks on her cell phone. Jackson-Lee says she was on “hotline” to get answers to the question (before those questions were asked, wow love the esp she had). Greta Van Susteren interviews Jackson-Lee, and Jackson-Lee further confirms her inability to listen, confirms her firm-focus & support of National Health Care, and disinterest in anyone’s opinion.. period. She talks over Van Susteren, and sounds more like she is doing a political campaign.
Jackson-Lee has a proven history of idiotic statements, and arguing with her own statements….
Jackson-Lee “knows better”, and proves she ignorant to what Obamacare is.. She used Medicare & auto-insurance for her argument for government healthcare, proving she did not have any facts, and that she was only able to parrot political talking points. She also resorted to petty personal attacks on the individual who was interviewing her (ie her saying she offered “logic” & can’t help he can not understand “logic”).
Jackson-Lee’s ignorance knows no boundaries, literally as she still believes there is a North & South Viet Nam. Of course the CBS site notes she “mis-spoke”. Why is it Democrats “mis-speak” or have “gaffes”.. yet republicans are attacked from a million directions for anything similar?With Jackson Lee she babbles on for an eternity, so it is not a matter of a tripped over word, it is volumes of commentary on North & South Viet Nam, without batting an eye or reflecting on that error.
The Lid has a great post about Jackson-Lee, that is amusing and points out her many foibles. He was inspired by Jackson-Lee’s “Obama is oppressed for being black” speech.
The writer (with humor) analyzes what it is Jackson-Lee is referring to when she asks the question “what makes Obama different”… he looks at them being in the same minority, but what might that minority be?
He points out her Viet Nam gaffe, but relates that to the gaffe-wonder Biden.
Maybe ignorance, but he noted Obama is not stupid, but hey what about Obama’s ignorance of how many states there are in the US, and what states are next to which (when he was confused about Arkansas)? I vote for the ignorance one!
Another of her ignorance items was her personal conflict with the word “penalty”.. since she thinks a penalty does not mean penalty, even if it says penalty! The writer found a parallel there since Obama has been penalizing this country since he entered the White House.
But he was not satisfied.. he felt there must be another minority category she is referring to.. So he reviews Obama being 1/2 white, but there were many half white presidents, even whole white presidents.. so what could it be? Since her focusing on him being 1/2 black is even too ridiculous for even Jackson-Lee.
Check out his poll too, he had fun coming up with minority options for what Jackson-Lee was possibly referring to.
Another note about Jackson-Lee.. the names she calls her staff. Would you work for a person like this?
The Houston Democrat addressed one of her employees as “you stupid motherf*****.” And not just once, but “constantly,” recalls the staffer, “like, all the time.”
And that is just one example, others include being demeaned, yelled at, and called an idiot. Others had their doctor recommend they quit (working for Jackson-Lee) or risk their life (health).
Only a few on staff fought back. One of Jackson Lee’s drivers became so frustrated with her abuse the person pulled the car over and demand she stop: “She’s screaming and swearing. ‘M.F.’ everything. Finally I slammed on the brakes and told her to get the hell out of my car. I’m like ‘I can’t drive with you like this. Either get out, or you can calm down.’ And she’s like ‘you need to go or get fired.’ I’m like, ‘that’s fine. But I’m either leaving without you or you can calm down,’” the staffer said.
Jackson Lee then threatened to call the police and claim she was being held hostage in the car. But she finally did calm down when the staffer called her bluff, offering to flag down a Capitol Police officer to explain the situation.
Looking at her foul language does not surprise me. It is a mark of the low-class and limited intelligence. Perhaps, Jackson-Lee climbed in her political career due to affirmative action, or other race-card pulling protections, she sure could not have managed to have any success with her proven ignorance, lack of tact, and inability to listen. If she was representing my district I would do all I could to make sure she did not get re-elected, and for those she does represent they should be embarrassed by such representation and kick her out when the next election comes around.
The cry of Racism makes me nuts, it seems that is pulled when a person runs out of things to throw. They have no valid defense, so it must be racism, right? But if they looked carefully they would see who is being racist. If they looked carefully they could see who has drawn a line of segregation. Those who are pointing out a difference are their own selves!
So Obama & friends, Clyburn, Jackson-Lee, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and all the other activists or race-card holders.. burn your race-card, cut the crap.. and start focusing energy on things that are relevant.
Side note on who speaks the loudest & longest, we see are democrats, since when a conservative black politician, who is attacked by a democrat.. that detail is easily buried.
UPDATE: August 2, 2011
Biden Jumps on the bandwagon, calling Republican’s Terrorists. It’s been awhile since he said something idiotic (that the public could hear, since I have no doubt idiotic statements are just part of his normal method of communication). I guess he chewed through the gag & ropes and got free..
When I hear the Democrats toss around this terrorist tag on Republicans I start thinking of the over exaggeration a child makes when saying they are starving (when it’s been minutes since their last meal) or any other claims of being “deprived”. Since the Democrats are not getting their way (completely) they result to name calling & tantrums!
So why is Biden, and other Democrats calling Republicans terrorists? Are the Republicans holding people hostage, are they threatening lives, are they walking in with bombs strapped to their bodies? Nope.. they just want to balance the budget.. but the Democrats are having a tantrum that they can’t spend more.. Wow.. did you think the Democrats could sink any lower?
Ladies and gentlemen, the Vice President of the United States:
Vice President Joe Biden joined House Democrats in lashing tea party Republicans Monday, accusing them of having “acted like terrorists” in the fight over raising the nation’s debt limit. Biden was agreeing with a line of argument made by Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.) at a two-hour, closed-door Democratic Caucus meeting.
“We have negotiated with terrorists,” an angry Doyle said, according to sources in the room. “This small group of terrorists have made it impossible to spend any money.” Biden, driven by his Democratic allies’ misgivings about the debt-limit deal, responded: “They have acted like terrorists,” according to several sources in the room.
Remember this is the vice-president of the united states talking like a child, name calling, and so on. This is not some schmo off the street, this is VP Schmo!
After Guy Benson posted his article he had additional updates including Bob Beckel repeatedly crying out “tea-terrorists”.
Another Update Guy Benson included was Joe Biden’s “apology”, rather Biden trying to side-step what he said, and claim the terrorist statement was about tea-party-linked lawmakers.. and he did not use the “terrorism” word. Wow it is amazing how he can talk with both feet in his mouth! So he claims it was about a certain group, but he never used that word.. uh huh, sure, okay, yup Biden we believe you (sarcasm). One it does not make it better that he would make statements about a very specific group of people, he should not have made such a statement at all. In is position he should have the ability to close his mouth and just do his job. But Biden has trained his whole life to be a complete moron, it is hard to break that training.
Guy Benson adds:
Remember folks, the initial report cited multiple sources in a room full of Democrats who confirmed Biden’s quote. Someone here is lying, and I have my suspicions.