“I did all this work to prove I’m black and all I got was this lousy Medal of Freedom.”
Oh Lawd! They done did it again! The Academy snubbed Oprah. Just after her snub at The Golden Globes. AND…she got out her best retro hat and worst wig looking like a cross between Sofia from The Color Purple and a black Ethel Mertz for her latest allegedly Oscar-worthy role as the wife of The Butler.
Oprah went to great lengths this year to prove her “blackness.” She hired Tyler Perry for her flailing cable network; claimed the world is full of unjust racist shootings of “multiple Trayvons"; allowed Michelle Obama to overstay her welcome at Oprah's private mansion in Hawaii for 10 days (while the Preezy and children went back to DC); accused a shop girl of racism during the Great Zurich Handbag Debacle; collected a Medal from the White House and Oprah even had the gumption (and lack of historical factual knowledge) to compare what happened to thug Trayvon Martin to the awful Emmett Till murder.
Maybe Jesse and Al can help? Better luck next time.
President Barack Obama announced five “Promise Zones” in an effort to spread his false meme of “income inequality.” Of course, these promise zones are a marketing tool used by the federal government to justify corporate, institutional and social welfare that will be granted to each of the zip codes. One of the promise zones is San Antonio, Texas. A bit odd since San Antonio has been reaping the benefits the Texas economic boom that are a direct result of conservative fiscal policies. The problem of inequality in San Antonio has one cause: Illegal immigration. In 1992, Rice University economist Donald Huddle estimated the cost of migration to Texas of $4.6 billion which he predicted would inflate to $10 billion by 2014. He underestimated.
Income inequality is caused by liberal immigration policies and official and unofficial "sanctuary" city designations. Open borders attract criminals and the lowest rung of society who, by definition, produce the least. The costs are primarily in areas of Education, Higher Education, Healthcare Services, and Criminal Justice.
Immigrants find there is no need to learn English and refuse to assimilate when they come to a city like San Antonio. They have children out of wedlock more often and are already undereducated. Because San Antonio is governed by notorious socialist mayor, Julian Castro (son of Maria “Rosie” Castro a known militant communist who helped establish the La Raza Unida political party in the 1970s), San Antonio has taken steps to promote legal taxpayer-funded education and welfare for illegal immigrants.
The fact is San Antonio’s statistics from the U. S. Census Bureau (2012) reflect the causes of the stagnation of wages at the lower end of the city's demographics - the inequality is almost entirely caused by the addition undocumented latino immigrant to the general population:
SAN ANTONIO STATS VERSUS THE UNITED STATES:
IMMIGRANTS MOSTLY BORN IN LATIN AMERICA - 77.1% Versus National Average 51.7%
FEMALE HOUSEHOLD NO MALE PRESENT - 15.8% (national average 13%)
HOUSEHOLDS WITH 1 OR MORE CHILDREN UNDER 18 - 38.4% national average 32.9%
UNMARRIED FEMALE BIRTHS - 37% versus national average 35%
HIGH SCHOOL Education - 83% versus national average 86.7%
SPANISH SPOKEN AT HOME - 34.8% versus national average 14.2%
DOES NOT READ/SPEAK ENGLISH - 10.5% versus national average of 6.1%
LESS THAN 9th Grade Education - 8.1% versus national average of 5.8%
Until the border is closed and the United States gets serious about the types of immigrants to accept, San Antonio and other Texas cities will suffer the consequences.
Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas has discovered that the Obama administration's cooperation with Mexican drug cartels goes far beyond Operation Fast & Furious where DHS “walked weapons” across the border in order to clandestinely prove that gun control was needed in the U.S. Operation Fast & Furious resulted in the deaths of more than 300 Mexican citizens and 2 law enforcement agents in the United States, and the Obama administration has yet to be held accountable.
Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) also helped drug cartels traffic children instead of stopping the transactions. Judge Hanen has uncovered four of these cases so far. With the U.S. government providing incentives, south of the border parents are even more likely to sell their children to cartel members for illegal transport across the border.
"In one situation, the government flew a child to multiple locations in different parts of the United States. The taxpayers of the United States suffer the expense of delivering these minors," Hanen wrote, noting that the Obama administration is "rewarding criminal conduct instead of enforcing the current laws."
The case before Judge Hanen — United States of America v. Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez —in which trafficker Mirtha Veronica Nava-Martinez influenced Patricia Elizabeth Salmeron Santos (an illegal immigrant living in Virginia) to allow Martinez to smuggle Santos' daughter from El Salvador to her home in Virginia. Martinez was to be paid $8,500. The DHS did not charge the mother and allowed the daughter to enter in to the U.S. illegally, actually transporting the daughter to Virginia at U.S. taxpayers' expense.
"The DHS, instead of enforcing our border security laws, actually assisted the criminal conspiracy in achieving its illegal goals," Hanen wrote.
In another case, a 3-year-old El Salvadoran toddler was abandoned by smuggler after being raped and tortured while held for additional money.
Sadly, while the government refuses to enforce immigration laws and is complicit in delivering arms to cartels and completing their human smuggling transactions, children will suffer because of the unintended consequences of desperate parents trusting drug cartels with precious cargo – their own children. We all lose.
“I do know at least one person has questioned why we would honor individuals who were enemies of the United States Army,” said Carol Kerr of the U.S. Army War College.
An inventory of the paintings and photographs at the U.S. Army War College prompted the discussion of whether or not paintings of famous Confederate generals Robert Lee and Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson should be removed from display at the U.S. Army War College in Pennsylvania, where Army colonels and lieutenant colonels are sent to complete a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.
Apparently a faculty member had already removed portraits of Lee and Jackson from the wall and placed them on the ground although it seems that the portraits were relegated to a third-floor hallway – meant as a punishment of the dead Confederate generals… to place in them “time out” ?
To remove Stonewall Jackson, one of the greatest military tacticians of all time, out of a United States War College is patently absurd, but liberalism knows no bounds.
Sadly this will ignite a liberal copycat fire of political correctness, and no doubt, portraits of confederate leaders will be hidden, packed away or sent to museums in Mississippi.
"You should be spending your money, time and attention not on changing mascots but on educational matters. These names were not meant to be offensive. They were meant as a rallying cry to bring students together."- Joe Koch, a 1968 Lamar graduate.
Schools like Westbury High School and Hamilton Middle School consistently flunk Annual Year Reports (AYP) in student reading and math skills.
The School Board cannot be bothered with issues like academic standards, dropout or college attendance rates, safety or budget, but instead are focused on identity politics. So in a bizarre move, the HISD board voted to ban the use of certain mascot names deemed “ culturally insensitive.” This will force the Lamar High School Redskins, the Hamilton Middle School Indians, Welch Middle School Warriors and Westbury High School Rebels to change the name.
Ironically Westbury High School Rebels students are only 3.4% white – the rest of the students are minorities (44% are black and 46% are Hispanic). Perhaps their lack of knowledge of U.S. history and the Civil War clouded the fact that they have been offended and discriminated against for decades with their hurtful mascot name.
“He made us realize, we are our brother’s keeper and that our brothers come in all colors. What I will remember most about Mr. Mandela is that he was a man whose heart, soul and spirit could not be contained or restrained by racial and economic injustices, metal bars or the burden of hate and revenge,”-Muhammad Ali on death of Nelson Mandela
Obama is no doubt upset that Nelson Mandela had the unmitigated bad judgment to die and take attention away from his plans to “tout” ObamaCare.
Once again upstaged by Mandela, Obama vowed to continue his great struggle against the Tea Party, unborn children, fast food workers who might want to move up in the world and citizens who did not commit felonies by illegally immigrating to the U.S.
Oops. According to the HHS Inspector General Report, looks the CMS (part of the Department of Health and Human Services -HHS) squandered $29 million of taxpayer dollars to cover Medicare Part D prescription drugs for 4,139 “unlawfully present” individuals who didn’t actually qualify for the coverage. In libspeak, “unlawfully present” means “illegal alien.”
There is a pesky law that went into effect 17 YEARS AGO that prohibits illegal aliens from receiving Medicare and Medicaid but a few problems seem to keep slipping through the cracks. Like the $91.6 million CMS paid to health care providers to cover 2,600 ineligible illegal aliens earlier this year. That’s $35,231 per illegal alien for you math majors.
Apparently after 17 years, CMS still has no way to ferret out “improper payments,” and uses info from the Social Security Administration to verify eligibility.
“CMS did not have a policy addressing payments for unlawfully present beneficiaries under Medicare Part D that was equivalent to the existing policy that covers payments for these beneficiaries under Parts A and B.” That means the agency doesn’t have “internal controls to identify and disenroll unlawfully present beneficiaries.”
In a cynical mockery of the political system, Houstonian
Dave Wilson won an election to the Houston Community College Board of Trustees.
"I'd always said it was a long shot. No, I didn't expect to win," said Wilson.
How did he win? By supposedly tricking a district made up of
primarily Black Democrats. Wilson, a white male conservative Republican had no
shot because, in today’s racially-divided world, blacks will only vote
for other black Democrats.
Of course, the mainstream media is shocked by Wilson’s
strategy and narrow win over 24-year incumbent Brian Austin.
According to KHOU, Wilson sent out direct mail pieces with
photographs of “smiling African-American faces captioned: "Please vote for
our friend and neighbor Dave Wilson."
Wilson’s campaign reflects the insanity of modern identity politicking.
It is expected for Blacks to only vote for Black Democrats, despite the
candidate’s past performance, views, experience or character. As long as candidates
present themselves as a Black Democrats (despite actual positions on issues) they will receive the Black vote.
The real question pundits should be asking is why can’t a
candidate who does not look like the electorate win? It is
no longer about the best candidate or a party platform, but about race and
ethnicity. This how democracies in third world nations work – those from the
most powerful tribe –the “right pedigree and ethnicity” will win. So much for
the educated and evolved American voter.
Instead of political parties we will have the Black candidate,
the Light-skinned Black candidate, the White Hispanic Candidate, the Mexican
candidate, the Puerto Rican Candidate, the Southern Black Candidate…where does it
end? There is little point to discussing issues or records because the opinion
of the Mexican candidate or the light-skinned Black candidate has already been
defined solely by his ethnicity and skin color. The rationality of debate is
lost. Governance is not an acceptable topic in an election.
All that matters in a society with political representatives
who are chosen because of their skin color, ethnicity, creed, nationality,
race, gender or religion is that each elected official brings home the bacon
for his or her subset. And politics
becomes nothing more than pandering to racial interests. Welcome to the Obama nation.