Archive for 14 Apr 2009

Today’s reading list:

Federal agency warns of radicals on right

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

The United States of Gimme, Gimme, Gimme

Several years ago, I wrote a column which asked a simple question. Should paying taxes be a requirement of citizenship? In particular, I was referring to federal income taxes. If every single American expects to share in the benefits of being an American — freedom, protection, education, etc. — shouldn’t every American be required to contribute to the cause?

Everyone Should Pay Income Taxes

If you thought Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was bad, wait until you hear about the inverted pyramid scheme the federal government is working on. While Mr. Madoff preyed on people who trusted him with their money, the federal government has everyone’s money, and the implications of its actions are worse.

Kyle-Anne Shiver: Moral Education for the New Order

The Rasmussen folks last week revealed a poll wherein American young people are just about evenly divided on whether they prefer capitalism to socialism.  Among our under-30 crowd, 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided.

Sucking at the teat of the state has never looked so good, apparently.

Well, this certainly helps explain Obamamania.

Tie this purely disgusting finding to last year’s Josephson Institute Report Card on the Ethics of American Youth, which determined levels of lying, cheating and stealing among high school students, and you’ll see a very disturbing pattern of moral erosion.

Mike Adams: Dealing With Disruptive Veterans

Pennsylvania State University has stepped in it. In fact, they’ve stepped in it to the tops of their combat boots. A video was recently posted on the Penn State website for the ostensible purpose of helping professors deal with disruptive students. But its negative and stereotypical portrayal of veterans has provoked well-deserved outrage from citizens everywhere.

In the video, an instructor pays a visit to her department head indicating that she is still having a problem with a student. The department head responds eerily, asking whether the referenced student is “the veteran.” She indicates that, yes, it is “the veteran.”

Chuck Norris: Time for TEA and a Fair Tax

Teatime, anyone? I hope you’ve joined one of the thousands of TEA (Taxed Enough Already) parties or FairTax rallies, which are happening across the country April 15 to protest outrageous government spending, the deepening of our national debt, and the subsequent taxes. This is a nonpartisan time to rally around like-minded citizens and declare that we’re tired of the same old political rhetoric and that we want a better way.

I completely agree. I think that both the CBC and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are racist. In fact, I think that the majority of racism in America comes from these two groups of Americans. Prove me wrong.

Dennis Prager: Time for Congressional Black Caucus to Disband?

There was never a good reason for any members of Congress to create a group whose sole criterion for membership was race (or ethnicity in the case of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus). The CBC is so color-based that even congressmen representing majority-black districts who are not themselves black (such as Rep. Stephen Cohen, D-Tenn.), who applied for membership) are not allowed to be members. Such a group, if it existed anywhere else in America, would properly be declared racist and would be either legally or morally forced to shut down.

Richard N. Weltz: Are You Better Off Today?

In his closing remarks during the final presidential debate of 1980, Ronald Reagan famously asked the American people: “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”

Things are moving a more rapid clip, so perhaps it would be appropriate today to ask if we are better off today than we before control of Congress changed hands in the last two years of the Bush administration and a new president was inaugurated last January.

Let’s Give Everyone A Gun…

The Second Amendment Foundation, and their publication, “The New Gun Week,” are the most informative and timely sources of information on gun issues I have found, and I highly recommend both.

Recently they released the news that 65 Democrats–members of Congress–sent a joint letter to Attorney General Eric Holder that they would not support any form of assault weapon legislation the new administration proposed to push.

Homicide Statistics…

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 in Truth, Uncategorized
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I was looking at homicide statistics for 2007, just for shits and grins, and noticed an interesting trend.

The perpetrator of the homicide based on age and race trend is what caught my eye.

Age

Total

Sex

Race

Male

Female

Unk

White

Black

Other

Unk

Total

17,040

10,975

1,206

4,859

5,278

6,463

245

5,054

Percent distribution1

100

64.4

7.1

28.5

31

37.9

1.4

29.7

Under 182

1,063

981

80

2

372

663

21

7

Under 222

3,845

3,574

264

7

1,403

2,321

82

39

18 and over2

10,146

9,023

1,098

25

4,766

5,038

218

124

Infant (under 1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 to 4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5 to 8

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9 to 12

10

8

2

0

4

5

1

0

13 to 16

542

493

47

2

187

344

7

4

17 to 19

1,966

1,843

122

1

699

1,202

48

17

20 to 24

2,772

2,516

250

6

1,104

1,578

59

31

25 to 29

1,891

1,679

201

11

803

1,019

35

34

30 to 34

1,109

982

126

1

550

525

18

16

35 to 39

811

697

114

0

444

341

19

7

40 to 44

680

553

126

1

405

250

19

6

45 to 49

540

453

86

1

328

185

18

9

50 to 54

371

323

46

2

234

125

9

3

55 to 59

231

204

26

1

158

71

0

2

60 to 64

130

112

17

1

98

27

3

2

65 to 69

75

68

7

0

60

13

2

0

70 to 74

26

24

2

0

23

3

0

0

75 and over

55

49

6

0

41

13

1

0

Unknown

5,831

971

28

4,832

140

762

6

4,923

At ages 9-12 it’s about even with white and black commission of homicides. At age 13 there is a rather significant jump, almost double of blacks over whites committing the crime. Ages 17-19 it seems to have the same trend, double by black individuals. Are the differences here gang related? That would be my theory.

From 20-24 it seems to level off a bit and the whites catch up a bit, in fact, it is almost even again. Then from 25-29 the trend drops in both, but the difference is again about the same as the last group. Is this due to fewer gang members in this age range?

From age 30-34 it seems that whites have passed up the blacks in homicide. That trend continues all the way into the 75 and over category.

Now remember, homicide is counted as a homicide even for self defense. Are the older white dudes killing more in self defense as the age progresses? Are the older whites more likely to own a gun for self defense?

Are the fewer black homicides in the later years a direct result of these blacks being less likely to be in gangs, likely more successful and likely home owners, and also more likely to be self defense?

Another interesting thing about this report is that it doesn’t list Hispanics as a category. Are they listed in the “Other” category with Asians, or are they lumped in with the whites as “White Hispanic”? What gives? 30% of the inmates in California are Hispanic. Why are they left off as a group?

Questions abound…

I must be one of the extremists in the report. I plan on attending a tax day tea party. I own several guns. I buy ammo at all opportunities. I hate illegal immigration. I think abortion is murder. I voted for Prop 8. I am right wing.

I personally don’t give a shit that America elected its first HALF black president. In fact, I think that the majority of the idiots that voted for this socialist douche bag are racists, and are absolutely clueless as to the policies that this shit bag wants enacted. That’s just my opinion.

I’m extremist alright. Come get me bitches. I’ll stack you fuckers like cord wood.

I believe in individual freedom. I can’t stand the collective mind set of socialists. I refuse to accept the idea that capitalism has failed. The only failure here was government intervention. It wasn’t needed.

Socialism has failed more often than not. Capitalism is why America is so envied throughout the world. Our freedoms are unequaled around the globe.

It’s funny how the socialist leaders in the world all come running to America to get their health care. Maybe not all, but there sure are a lot that do. Why is that?

The problem with America today is that there is 25% of the populace that have lost all touch with morality. Their morals suck, and the Democrats represent them. There is another, at least, 25% of Americans that are clueless about the issues and don’t bother to pay attention to anything unless it is reported on their TV by a biased source.

I just seem to be rambling today. I am tired of the BS. This report came out in light of the fact that Americans are tired of being taxed to death, and are now going to protest in large numbers, and the majority of them will be right leaning in their politics. This report was meant to denigrate those that intend to go to these rallies. Me, my wife and son, will be at a rally on the 15th. Guess what? It’s after work too. I personally would have taken a day off if I had to in order to participate.

I hope you attend a rally near you. Let Washington know that enough is enough! Taxed enough already! (T.E.A.)

You Democrats that think the right wing in America is dead have a rude awakening in store for you in the 2010 elections. Most Americans aren’t stupid and will realize the huge error they made in electing a Democrat Congress and President in the same cycle.

Federal agency warns of radicals on right

The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.

A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines “rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.

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Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real

Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:

Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

The “report” (PDF file here) was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.

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American Legion responds to DHS’ unwarranted fear of veterans

A friend of ours in the deep southland sends us the letter that the American Legion national commander, David K. Rehbein sent to Department of Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano in response to the report that TSO wrote about yesterday which expressed an unwarranted fear of us right-wing veterans. The letter reads;

Dear Secretary Napolitano,

On behalf of the 2.6 million-member American Legion, I am stating my concern about your April 7 report, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence and Recruitment.”

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ENEMIES OF THE STATE

I wonder if the FBI is going to have enough agents to cover all the tea parties scheduled for tomorrow?

It was easier to keep track of us crazy right-wing (or is it rightwing?) fanatics in the old days. I can recall going to several demonstrations at the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C. back in early 1980 to protest against the Iranians holding our diplomats (they wouldn’t let us any closer to the shuttered Iranian embassy). Working the outskirts of the crowd with their cameras were two or three guys whose clothing and demeanor screamed “Feds!.” They took pictures of everyone in the crowd of about 200 and then got in their dark sedans and left. No doubt, on some old fashioned microfiche somewhere in the bowels of FBI headquarters, there are images of a young me, face twisted in anger, shaking a fist at a burning effigy of Ayatollah Khomenei. (In fact, there is an inset picture of me doing exactly that on the contents page of a Newsweek from that period.)

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