Bill Northey discussing Iowa's Food production

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White Folks, Please Come Rescue Detroit!

The editor of Detroit's largest black newspaper has given up on black folks running Detroit. He calls on educated white folks to rush in and rescue it. I wouldn't have stated it in those terms, but he did. He's surely more fed up than I could ever imagine. He's an older man, and I assume a life-long Detroit resident. His despair and disappointment is surely unmeasurable. I disagree that this problem is black and the solution is white. But I suppose it approximately is.

In any case, a pretty devastating essay.

Cop Brutalizes Bicyclist; Where's Outrage?

Here a white cop brutalizes a white guy riding a bike. But because both are white, no mass outcry, because this incident doesn't exemplify the only form of police brutality that the media and "community activists" care about: white-on-black police brutality.


White on Black Racism Against Obama

Here's evidence or real racism by whites against blacks. Workers for Obama are reporting racist slurs around the country. Revolting. And yet in most states, Obama wins a majority of white democrat voters. A white-majority state elected him senator, and he's about to win the nomination of the party formerly devoted to slavery and Jim Crow.


Leftists Give Less to Charity, Have More Income & Wealth

Myth 1: The republican party is the "party of the rich," and the democratic party is the "party of the poor and working class."

FACT: The average income and wealth of people who describe themselves as "liberal" or "leftist" is higher than that of people who describe themselves as "conservative".

Myth 2: Republicans and conservatives are "less compassionate" than liberals / leftists / democrats.

FACT: Republicans / conservatives donate a larger fraction of their incomes, and more of their time, to charities.

Perhaps liberals / leftists have substituted support for govt policies that donate OTHER PEOPLES' money for their own donations, and such support for actual efforts.


Dr. Zhivago, Cinematic Masterpiece

Sunday afternoon will go down as vital in my personal history. It comprised Detroit's first 2008 day of spring, and the first time that I enjoyed the completion of my home salon, which my suburban neighbors call, "the family room." With a fresh pot of Ethipean coffee, I laid alone on my new super-modern couch, and for the first time ever watched from beginning to end the cinematic masterpiece known as "Dr. Zhivago." If your life lacks a modern-designed salon, it surely does not lack the resources to create yourself one, as I did. And if your life lacks the memory of Dr. Zhivago, it certainly lacks any reason not to correct that as well.


Devastating Reality of "Athletic Scholarships" vs. Ghetto Myth of "The Only Way Out"

Anybody who still thinks that high school sports provides any way of financing a college education must read this article in today's NYT:


This article doesn't even address the old and persistent ghetto myth that sports provides anybody "the only way out" of poverty. This article focuses on affluent parents who spend ten thousand bucks or so annually hoping that an oxymoronic "athletic scholarship" will fund their kid through college. Even the tiny fraction of kids who get one of these abominations find that it only funds a fraction of their college expense (rarely even repaying all the dollars invested before college!). Further, accepting one of these "scholarships" obligates the student to so much time as to limit his/her academic possibilities.

Conversely, real scholarships (ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS, a term that is actually redundant!), the article states, are much more financially rewarding. Plus, the effort spent directly pursuing these real scholarships actually helps the aspirant in college, whereas the efforts spent on obtaining "athletic scholarships" has the opposite effect.

The article does not discuss that persistent nonsense about ghetto boys having only one of two "ways out" of poverty: sports and crime. As all informed people know, algebra, writing, and book-reading have transformed a zillion times more ghetto kids from poverty to affluence than all the sports and crimes put together. And just imagine how many ghetto kids get left with nothing putting all their efforts into sports, compared to how many of those kids would make it to self-sufficiency if they instead focused on reading, writing, and arithmetic.

My recommendation: remove interscholastic sports teams from K-12 schools and from universities. Leave heavy-duty sports competition -- a worthy activity -- for other institutions. This would help sever the harmful and phony link between sports and academics.


Slavery debate

My Old view (pre ~1998?): Slavery was a white-on-black injustice created by Europeans, and which devastated an otherwise just and civil African continent.

My New view (post ~1998?): Slavery was a widespread social practice, just as popular as black-on-black forms in Africa as it as white-on-white forms in Europe. In the 1500s - 1700s, all human civilizations to that point comprised all manner of evil and awful practices, with the rule of might dominating: people organize and take from each other whatever their armory and deviousness could earn them. In this regard, no people of any "race" or on any continent were any better or worse than any other. During different periods of time, different groups of people led the way in advancing civilization in its various forms: architecture, law/justice, literature, science, math, etc.

History shows that both African leaders such as Shaka Zulu as well as various European rulers have visited the absolute worst possible crimes of social conquest on other people bearing their same skin color. Unless you and I were born into royal positions in either sort of society, we would both find ourselves living under crushing everyday injustices.

People in the US today who call themselves "white" or "black" both have ancestors who were slavers and slaves, rapists and rape victims, thieves and the victims of thieves, cultural suppressors and cultural suppression victims. White people in history have done all this to each other, and so have black Africans. At some point these different groups of people started taking slaves from each other's continents. White people started buying from black slave traders who had captured black slaves. The lives of black slaves owned by blacks in Africa was no less horrible than blacks owned by whites as slaves in the Americas, though of course making the middle passage was a special horror. Black slavers in Africa even took several million white slaves, captured by Barbary ships on the north African coast, a practice that led Tom Jefferson to form the US marines and begin the US' first foreign war.

When white folks started the Anti-Slavery Society in London, their opponents included not only evil honkey bastards, but also many African leaders as well. In fact, black-on-black slavery in many African nations did not end until the 1900s, and in some places has not even yet ended today. The freed US black slaves who created Liberia created black-on-black slavery in their ironically named new nation, calling themselves "Americans" and the natives "Africans". These slave owners imposed Christianity on the "Africans", as well as English. Something similar occurred at the conclusion of Haiti's revolution.

Your kids and mine have black and white ancestors. On both sides they have victims of slavery and brutal cultural conquest, as well as perpetrators of same. Different societies over time have been better or worse than their contemporaries. For our children today, I think that immigration statistics show that we should keep them put: many thousands of black Africans immigrate here to the US, and nearly no Americans immigrate to anywhere in Africa.

"Racist" Republicans Like Obama

This poll of Republicans, whom many US-haters claim are "racist" against blacks, finds that Repos like Obama almost as much as they like McCain.


Racial Divide in Detroit?

This article asserts a black-white "racial divide" in the Detroit area, based on discrepancy between black and white average levels of education, income, wealth, and incarceration. But for black and white people who make the same life choices, there is no discrepancy.


Jena Six a Hoax?

This essay by Pat Buchanan asserts some troubling claims that I have seen nowhere else.


Venezuelan Exodus From Chavez, to US

As predicted here, the rise of socialism / totalitarianism in Venezuela (even when occasionally endorsed by mob vote) has caused productive people there to flee to freedom, which of course usually means the US. The article notes that these immigrants have brought billions of dollars out of the Venezuelan economy and deposited it into banks in their new home nation, the US. But of course with the magic of socialism, Venezuelans won't miss or need that fleeing capital: the govt just needs to declare healthcare, education, housing, and food as "free" and "universal"... and of course raise the "minimum wage" and impose price caps against "gouging". That'll work (if by "work" we mean create more immigration to the US).


Source of Black Youth's Bad Rep

Even black adults are leery of young black people. The statistics very clearly demonstrate that young black people are demonstrating a much higher rate of bad decisions (violence, drop outs, hours of reading, teen births) than the national average. This story from a black newspaper writer riding the city bus in Detroit exemplifies those statistics, and the resulting reputation.


ACT "Racial Bias" Fails to Stop Chinese Immigrant

Last year 22 students scored perfect on the ACT, including this Chinese immigrant in Michigan. I wonder about the racial composition of these 22. The US is about 70% honkey, and die-hard lefties claim that standardized tests like the ACT are "racially biased" in favor of honkies. Thus their assertion predicts that more than 15 of these 22 students should be honkies.

I, in contrast, make an alternative assertion: these tests are biased in favor of students who devote time to serious academic matters, including reading, writing, and confronting math problems. I further assert that non-white immigrant kids from Asia on average spend more time than the average white kid in the US. Thus I predict that a racial breakdown will identify fewer than 15 white kids, and a number of Asian kids much higher than their fraction of the test-taking population.

Why So Few Grocery Stores in Detroit?

That's an easy question; a more interesting question is: Does it really take a formal "task force" to figure out the answer? Hardly. The behavior of Detroit residents scares-off grocery stores. Detroit city officials have for decades decided to create a regulatory and tax structure much less favorable than those in the surrounding suburbs. And of course too many Detroit residents have decided to behave in a much more criminal fashion than their contemporaries in the surrounding suburbs.

The article quotes a black Detroit council member as citing "racism" to explain why white-owned grocers shun Detroit. That's another reason for businesses to avoid Detroit: ignorant public scapegoating. Meanwhile, nothing prevents black millionaires from creating fabulous grocery stores in Detroit... nothing besides poor city management and residents generating some of the nation's worst crime statistics.

Lack of Grocery Stores in Detroit for Obvious Reasons

That's an easy question; a hard question is: Does it really take a formal "task force" to figure out the answer? Hardly. The behavior of Detroit residents scares-off grocery stores. Detroit city officials have for decades decided to create a regulatory and tax structure much less favorable than those in the surrounding suburbs. And of course too many Detroit residents have decided to behave in a much more criminal fashion than their contemporaries in the surrounding suburbs.

The article quotes a black Detroit council member as citing "racism" to explain why white-owned grocers shun Detroit. That's another reason for businesses to avoid Detroit: ignorant public scapegoating. Meanwhile, nothing prevents black millionaires from creating fabulous grocery stores in Detroit... nothing besides poor city management and residents generating some of the nation's worst crime statistics.


Iranians Plea for Civilization

A good many college students in Iran are protesting to civilize this very backward nation. Fight on, brothers and sisters!

Hate Beating on NYC Subway

A group of 10 white retards on an NYC subway severely beat a white Jew for answering, "Happy Hanuka", when they shouted "Merry Christmas." A non-white Muslim immigrant helped the victim, and for his trouble also received a severe beating. One got a broken nose and the other two extremely blackened eyes. The ten savages got arrested at the next stop. Two have prior arrests for hate crimes against blacks. This article presents myspace photos of all the savages: they are young, attractive, and disposed to black thug culture; one with Jesus tatoo. Ironically, two of the savages claim to be Jews, including one whose home displays a Star of David and Hanuka decorations.

The Jew and the Muslim have becom friends, and the Muslim subsequently attended a Hanuka party at the Jew's house. Thank god that's a much more normal state of affairs for humans residing in contemporary US. I'm also happy to report from many late-night NYC subway rides and sidewalk strolls that NYC is amazingly safe, including for honkeys walking solo in black neighborhoods.

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Another Case of AIDS Caused by "Anti-HIV" Drugs

Here's a woman who got mis-diagnosed as "HIV-positive". Naturally, physicians who believe that "HIV tests" indicate HIV infections, and that HIV infections cause AIDS, prescribed her "anti-HIV" drugs. And just as naturally, those drugs started causing at least one official "AIDS" condition, in this case: drastic weight loss. I assume that these AIDS doctors attributed the weight loss to the presumed "HIV infection", and labeled this symptom "AIDS". Now we discover that the original HIV diagnosis was wrong.

So if these "anti-HIV" drugs caused this case of "AIDS" in an "HIV-neg" woman, can't those same drugs cause "AIDS" even in the "HIV-positive" patients?

Noose Fraud

At least one of the many shocking Noose hangings has been exposed as a fraud, perpetuated by a black person attempting to create the illusion of a white-on-black "hate crime". In this case, the perpetrator was a Baltimore firefighter who had flunked a certification test after an effort to crackdown on test cheating. The note he displayed with the noose attempted to characterize the anti-cheating effort as an anti-black racism effort. Previously in the same fire department a media maelstrom erupted when a moose head got decorated with an afro, gold chain, and gold teeth. Local NAACP & municipal leaders naturally declared this an example of persistent anti-black racism in the fire department. That stunt also got traced back to non-honkeys, in this case, some black firefighters having some fun.


Let's Shutter the CIA...

...for incompetence, treason, and mutiny. So says Christopher Hitchens. Makes sense to me. The conduct of Esquire covergirl Valerie Plame, its incorrect predictions about the Soviet fall and Hussein's designs on Kuwait, and now its preposterous exoneration of Iran's nuclear status all contribute to this assessment.

Detroit's Grocery Vacuum

As much as devoted Detroit boosters plea to the contrary (see attached article from "Model D", my favorite Detroit booster site), Detroit lacks even a single grocery store that would satisfy anybody with even a modicum of food sophistication. Much hoopla attended the openings of clean new grocery stores recently, Mexicantown's "Honey Bee", and Mike's Fresh Market near Palmer Woods. These places are new and clean, but they are very inferior grocery stores... unless you want a big bag of Doritos and a liter of Coke. Food sophisticates in Detroit cry out.

Medicaid Fraud Bodes Poorly for Natl Health Care

These are the people that lefties want in charge of the entire US medical industry? Sixty billion bucks annually tax payers now pay in Medicaid fraud. Dirty rotten profit mongers never tolerate such inefficiency.


Courage to Ignore Global Warming Hysteria

BALI, Indonesia - An international team of scientists skeptical of man-made climate fears promoted by the UN and former Vice President Al Gore, descended on Bali this week to urge the world to "have the courage to do nothing" in response to UN demands.

Lord Christopher Monckton, a UK climate researcher, had a blunt message for UN climate conference participants on Monday. "Climate change is a non-problem. The right answer to a non problem is to have the courage to do nothing," Monckton told participants. "The UN conference is a complete waste of our time and your money and we should no longer pay the slightest attention to the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,)" Monckton added. (LINK)

Monckton also noted that the UN has not been overly welcoming to the group of skeptical scientists. "UN organizers refused my credentials and appeared desperate that I should not come to this conference. They have also made several attempts to interfere with our public meetings," Monckton explained.

"It is a circus here," agreed Australian scientist Dr. David Evans. Evans is making scientific presentations to delegates and journalists at the conference revealing the latest peer-reviewed studies that refute the UN's climate claims. "This is the most lavish conference I have ever been to, but I am only a scientist and I actually only go to the science conferences," Evans said, noting the luxury of the tropical resort. (Note: An analysis by Bloomberg News on December 6 found: "Government officials and activists flying to Bali, Indonesia, for the United Nations meeting on climate change will cause as much pollution as 20,000 cars in a year." - LINK)

Evans, a mathematician who did carbon accounting for the Australian government, recently converted to a skeptical scientist about man-made global warming after reviewing the new scientific studies. (LINK) "We now have quite a lot of evidence that carbon emissions definitely don't cause global warming. We have the missing [human] signature [in the atmosphere], we have the IPCC models being wrong and we have the lack of a temperature going up the last 5 years," Evans said in an interview with the Inhofe EPW Press Blog. Evans authored a November 28 2007 paper "Carbon Emissions Don't Cause Global Warming." (LINK)

Evans touted a new peer-reviewed study by a team of scientists appearing in the December 2007 issue of the International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society which found "Warming is naturally caused and shows no human influence." (LINK) "Most of the people here have jobs that are very well paid and they depend on the idea that carbon emissions cause global warming. They are not going to be very receptive to the idea that well actually the science has gone off in a different direction," Evans explained.

[Inhofe EPW Press Blog Note: Several other recent peer-reviewed studies have cast considerable doubt about man-made global warming fears. For most recent sampling see: New Peer-Reviewed Study finds 'Solar changes significantly alter climate' (11-3-07) (LINK) & "New Peer-Reviewed Study Halves the Global Average Surface Temperature Trend 1980 - 2002" (LINK) & New Study finds Medieval Warm Period '0.3C Warmer than 20th Century' (LINK) For a more comprehensive sampling of peer-reviewed studies earlier in 2007 see "New Peer-Reviewed Scientific Studies Chill Global Warming Fears" LINK ]



Plame - Wilson Sham Continues

I still don't understand how anybody can earnestly and honestly believe that Valarie Plame got "outed". If she and husband Joe Wilson was earnestly and honestly devoted to protecting her employment status, would he really have penned an NYT op-ed loudly proclaiming his own assignment obtained literally through her offices? What transparent rubbish. Here's a fresh update on the seemingly endless benefits attending the Wilcon-Plames as a result of the "outing" that so riled them.


Denmark's High Tax Rates Scare Away Tax Rev

Denmark's income tax rate is so high that productive people flee or spend time devising and implementing tax dodges. Meanwhile govt coffers shrivel. Paradoxically, many of the fleeing workers are peddling (in other countries) their superb education provided by Denmark's "free" universities. In order to continue providing this universal "free" academic training, Denmark's lefty politicos keep elevating the tax rates, which... You get the idea.


Another Black-on-White "Hate Crime"

Nowadays, most racial "hate crimes" committed in the US comprise black retards attacking white victims, as in this new case where some black teens in Baltimore gang-beat a white woman. Expect it to get no attention in the corporate media. Even in this local news article, racial assignments don't get made until the very end of the article.

Of course, when white retards beat a black victim, the media sets up shop, headlines announce the racial assignments of the players, and massive angry protests erupt, proclaiming this to be a racist nation. In reality, few people f any "race" ever experience this today in the US, though when it does happen, it's usually some black idiots attacking a white person.

And now yet a second case of retarded black teens attacking white folks on Baltimore's bus. Notice the tiny size of this local report, and the absence of any consideration from the national press, or those who earn their livings crying racism. Imagine the press attention if white retards were attacking black folks on the bus.

Here's an update on the second attack. We learn now that the driver refused to help at all, not even calling police, telling the pleading victims that he couldn't because it would result in him "getting in trouble."


College Sports a Sham

This NYT article documents how people attending universities on "sports scholarships" hardly qualify as students. Why do universities even have "sports scholarships"?, some brain-active profs want to know.


Paul v. Mike: Vouchers, Socialism, Capitalism,

Over the weekend Mike visited me from Chicago, where he works on his MBA from U-Chi, the bastion of free-market, "supply side" economics. At a party we had in Detroit, Mike railed against vouchers, the "problem" of people accumulating wealth and passing it to their kids, and the "unfairness" (which he wants to correct via govt actions) of people with more money having more access to resources such as better schools.

I argued that: the biggest problem that poor people have today in the US is themselves: they fail to make the best choices, and to seize the best opportunities, available to them. The best role for govt, I said, was to get out of the way, and to permit these people to benefit from such choices as:

- Living a crime-free life, in which they refrain from: assaulting, burgling, raping, shop-lifting, and vandalizing.
- Respecting the homes and neighborhoods that they have, no matter how modest, keeping them as clean and as well-maintained as they can, throwing their trash in designated garbage cans, and even dispatching the litter of others.
- Finding spouses and refraining from pregnancy until they have done so.
- Dressing and conducting themselves in accordance with the standards of self-sufficient, productive people. This means pleasant dispositions and polite behavior in public.
- Reading books, obeying teachers, completing school assignments, graduating from high school.
- Seeking, accepting, and holding the best job that they can find, with no "standards" against any type of work, such as "being too good" to work at McDonalds.

I further argued that as long as the productive, self-sufficient portion of society is going to fund some resources for "poor" people, the best sources for taking those dollars and providing resources to these "poor" people are private enterprises making a profit. I pointed out that where this happens -- such as in the case of the food and housing paid for by taxes -- these "poor" beneficiaries get much higher quality goods and services than where tax spending is restricted to government sources, such as for schooling. Thus I claim that govt education dollars should take the form of free-market vouchers, just as govt dollars do for other programs, such as food stamps, WIC cards, and Section 8 vouchers.

Here are some articles that I want Mike to read, in addition to my comments:

Poor getting richer, rich getting less rich (Tom Sowell)

Old Americans are rich, not poor (Tom Sowell)

Stop Making a Difference (Tom Sowell)

Health care: Govt vs Private (Walter Williams)

Economics & Property Rights (Walter Williams)

Creating Effective Incentives (Walter Williams)

Also, the link embedded in the title of this post, shows that from 1996 through 2005, that "the poor" are "getting less poor" and "the rich" are getting "less rich", exploding the claims that "the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. To the contrary, the poorest people in 1996 had their income increase nearly 100% by 2005; the richest people in 1996 were the only income strata of Americans to have their income dip during this time. Claims to the contrary involve comparing poor people today with poor people of ten years back, without accounting for people moving from one group to the other during this time.

And this:

Walter Williams has another reason to embrace vouchers: they will enable the individuals who compose the market to decide such controversial topics as school prayer and sex ed. For people bound by finances to the govt education option K-12, they must all get the same decision in these matters. With vouchers, po' black parents can send their kids to whatever school has the policies that they like, such as prayer with sex ed.


Democrats: Party of the Rich

The richer you are, the more like you are to vote democrat. I wonder if this is because voting democrat is a luxury, and that the less wealthy you are the more likely you are to realize that low taxes, vouchers, and other advertised republican principals will increase your chances of receiving rewards for smart choices. I also wonder how these stats apply to black folks, who are 90% devoted to the tax-and-spend party.

NYC Murder: Low Numbers, Mostly Black

Murder in NYC will fall below 500 this year, a remarkably low number for such a huge city (8 million). As with the rest of the country, most of the killers are black men (61%), though black men compose only a minority of the residents (NYC is about 25%, and thus about 12.5% black male).

Naturally the race stats fall at the end of the article, because they contradict claims of a racist USA where black folks face a dastardly white enemy. Only about 7% of the killers (and murder victims) in NYC come from the horribly racist and vile honkey population, cops attribute only a tiny 35 murders to strangers, and blacks compose 66% of the murder victims.

These stats prove that:

- NYC is a very, very safe city for everyone;
- In NYC, you have nearly no murder risk from strangers;
- Black men are about 5 times more likely to commit murder than white folks
- Black men are committing very, very few murders. NYC contains about 2 million black folks, and these people committed only about 300 murders. Compare that to Detroit, with about 750,000 black folks committing about 1,000 annual murders.


All We Are Saying, is Give Guns a Chance

These students at Tx State U at San Marcos want to see if students and profs packing heat will deter or squash violence on campus. I support giving this a try, but campus violence is so rare that resulting stats could not confirm a benefit, only at best demonstrate a lack of calamity. I suppose that even that would prove something useful...

Debunking "Soul Food"

An 1800s cookbook by a black woman proves that black folks all along have been cooking and eating foods of complexity and variety, not merely "Southern poverty cooking."

From today's NYT:
The black liberation movement of the 1960’s had celebrated “soul food”: dishes with a debt to Africa, like black-eyed peas, greens, gumbo and fried chicken. Neither the activists nor the scholars who later devoted themselves to black studies intended those dishes to be seen as the food on the stove of every black cook in America. But that is exactly what happened, historians say.


Who's Fighting Today's KKK?

Amen, Bill Cosby: People who admire those who gave their lives fighting the KKK in begone days today cower rather than confront those who now terrorize black folks. Today's terrorists, of course, and the neighbor's kids, killing, stealing, robbing, vandalizing, intimidating, and disrupting classrooms and school hallways and lunch rooms.


McCarthy Vindicated?

Looks liks eSen. Eugen McCarthy was correct, and his opponents over the years incorrect, about Soviet spies and secret communists working in the US federal government.


Global Warming A Scam: Weather Chanel Founder

If this meteorologist had endorsed Al Gore's view, his view would add to the "overwhelming" scientific vote in favor of human-caused climate catastrophes. Instead, it will get ignored.


Driving While Black, A Critical Look

Thomas Sowell finds no problem driving around the US, which makes him no different than any of the other millions of productive black people around the nation.


Detroit Voters Angry About Photo ID Requirement?

Why would any voters respond with anger when denied the ability to register a vote against their name on a ballot ledger? Does it anger them that they can't withdraw cash from a checking account bearing their name without an ID? Should they not be glad at this protection against somebody stealing their vote?


Racism In Mortgage Rates? Hardly

This NYT article attributes racism to explaining higher interest rates for an all-black neighborhood in Detroit than for an all-white neighborhood in the Detroit suburb of Plymouth, despite similar average income levels. But interest rates also are affected profoundly by:

1. Crime rates, which drive up monthly expenses for home and auto insurance. Plymouth is approximately crime-free, and Detroit is the opposite.
2. Property taxes, which also drive up monthly expenses. Detroit has double the metro average.
3. Consumer credit scores.
4. Resale expectations. If the writer of this article were loaning money for mortgages, where would he rather have to deal with resale? The answer is not even close.

One does not have to look for racism to explain the differences in mortgage rates here.


Michael Medved's Open Letter to Rep. Ron Paul

Since Paul Hue is such an avid supporter of Congressman Paul, I can't help but wonder what his (and Ron Paul's) response would be to this:

Dear Congressman Paul:

Your Presidential campaign has drawn the enthusiastic support of an imposing collection of Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, Holocaust Deniers, 9/11 “Truthers” and other paranoid and discredited conspiracists.

Do you welcome- or repudiate – the support of such factions?

More specifically, your columns have been featured for several years in the American Free Press –a publication of the nation’s leading Holocaust Denier and anti-Semitic agitator, Willis Carto. His book club even recommends works that glorify the Nazi SS, and glowingly describe the “comforts and amenities” provided for inmates of Auschwitz.

Have your columns appeared in the American Free Press with your knowledge and approval? As a Presidential candidate, will you now disassociate yourself, clearly and publicly, from the poisonous propaganda promoted in such publications?

As a guest on my syndicated radio show, you answered my questions directly and fearlessly. Will you now answer these pressing questions, and eliminate all associations between your campaign and some of the most loathsome fringe groups in American society?

Along with my listeners (and many of your own supporters), I eagerly await your response.

Respectfully, Michael Medved

If all of these assertions Medved makes here are true, which as far as I've been able to discern they are, it's beyond me how anyone could support this loon as a legitimate presidential candidate. But hey, that's just me.

US Poor Gain Wealth... If They Behave

From the essay:

For the most part, long-term poverty today is self-inflicted. To see this, let's examine some numbers from the Census Bureau's 2004 Current Population Survey. There's one segment of the black population that suffers only a 9.9 percent poverty rate, and only 13.7 percent of their under-5-year-olds are poor. There's another segment of the black population that suffers a 39.5 percent poverty rate, and 58.1 percent of its under-5-year-olds are poor.

Among whites, one population segment suffers a 6 percent poverty rate, and only 9.9 percent of its under-5-year-olds are poor. Another segment of the white population suffers a 26.4 percent poverty rate, and 52 percent of its under-5-year-olds are poor.

What do you think distinguishes the high and low poverty populations? The only statistical distinction between both the black and white populations is marriage.


Halloween Candy Ban Wrongheaded

Leaders of a Syracuse, NY school district think they're helping kids by banning candy and cakes. Instead they are exposing their ignorance of perfectly healthful candy and cakes, made from fine natural ingredients, loaded with nutrients and tasting even better than the much more popular junk versions which have given treats a bad name. Why not mandate ingredients, rather than the final products? Instead of banning cupcake, why not merely mandate the following ingredients:

Unrefined sugar substances (evaporated cane juice, grade B maple syrup, agave syrup).
Unhydrogenated oils
Organic butter
Whole grain flours
Organic brown eggs

And ban the following:
Refined white sugar
Margarine and other hydrogenated oils
White flour


Three Years Prison for Dog Toss

Those blaming racism for Michael Vick 2-year prison term must explain this this 3-year term for a guy (I assume he's white) who tossed a dog out a three-story window.

CA Wildfires v. Katrina: Aircraft Boondogle

People who blame poor govt response to Katrina on racism must explain poor govt response to the wildfires threatening the lives and property of rich honkies in California. Surely these people would blame racism for idle firefighting aircraft in the midst of these fires, if the threatened people were black.


Protesting Nooses, Ignoring Murders

Stanley Crouch supports the rage against white folks hanging nooses in Jena, LA and the resulting criminal prosecutions only of black folks in the resulting conflicts. He wonders if this organized response to the Jena injustice will translate into (finally) an equally unified and loud response to the even greater problem of black monsters in black communities ruining life for everybody. We wonders as well about the lack of such a volunteer effort to teach the black kids who are goofing off during the school day.

Here he revisits the theme, comparing the rage by blacks at Columbia over a noose hung at a black prof's door, to the silence resulting from black thugs executing three black teens a few days later in nearby Newark.

In this column, Crouch reveals how Phily's Nation of Islam chapter fronted for a hard core black mafia family of cold-blooded killers, and how Heuy Newton -- so proudly cheered on the t-shirts of rigteous "community activists" -- took transformed Black Panthers into a street gang.

Bravo for Crouch's campaign to get people interested in addressing the "national issue of excessive urban murder."

Top Climate Scientst Boos Gore's Nobel

"We'll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realize how foolish it was," Dr Gray said of human-caused global warming. "The human impact on the atmosphere is simply too small to have a major effect on global temperatures. It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong," he said. "But they also know that they'd never get any grants if they spoke out. I don't care about grants."

We'll see.

Nat'l Healthcare in UK: Pull Your Own Teeth!

Thanks to socialized ("national") dental care in Britain, dentists are fleeing the country, potential dentists are finding something else to study in school, and citizens needing treatment wait so long for "free" services that they just pull their own damn teeth. Maybe if these people had to pay for their own dental care, they would take care of their teeth in the first place.

Racism in Fashion Industry

Only racism can explain the absence of non-whites from today's fashion scene, since so many non-whites aspire to these all-white jobs. But the people who do the hiring here (white people), whom do they vote for in the elections? The same people advocating affirmative action. Very strange.

Racist Insurance Companies?

Insurance companies are responding to the Hurricane Katrina mess by canceling policies all over the country, including the policies of affluent white folks 12 miles from the coast, like this couple in Long Island. If this happens to any black folks, count on it getting declared, "Racist!"


The Real Clarence Thomas

Whenever people inform me, as many do regularly, that Clarence Thomas is either stupid or unknowledgeable, I know that these people have never sat still and listened to his speaches on C-SPAN. Whenever such people inform me that CT has "sold-out", I know that they must be unaware of the millionaire bank rolls of CT's adversaries like Jesse Jackson and his sons, Ron Dellums, Al Sharpton, the Clintons, Kwame Kilpatrick and his mom, John Conyers, etc., compared to the net worth of Thomas at the time that he got nominated.