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Obama Plays a Race Card from the Bottom of the Deck

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Here’s audio of Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department, responding to Barack Obama’s statement that Cambridge police “acted stupidly” in the arrest of Professor Gates: Stg. James Crowley, Cambridge Police on WEEI.

Crowley seems very credible. The President may have made a serious political mistake when he couldn’t resist playing the race card, and smeared an entire police department without having the facts of the case.

More details here: Cambridge Police Officer James Crowley: Obama ‘Way Off Base’.

The white police sergeant who arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Thursday President Barack Obama was “way off base” claiming Cambridge officers acted “stupidly” during the incident.

Sgt. James Crowley responded to Gates’ home near Harvard University last week to investigate a report of a burglary and demanded Gates show him identification. Police say Gates at first refused and accused the officer of racism.

Gates was charged with disorderly conduct. The charge was dropped Tuesday, and Gates has since demanded an apology from Crowley.

“I acted appropriately,” Crowley told WBZ Radio’s Carl Stevens Thursday.

“Mister Gates was given plenty of opportunities to stop what he was doing. He didn’t. He acted very irrational he controlled the outcome of that event.”

“There was a lot of yelling, there was references to my mother, something you wouldn’t expect from anybody that should be grateful that you were there investigating a report of a crime in progress, let alone a Harvard University professor.”

According to the police report, Crowley asked Gates to talk outside, to which he responded “Yeah, I’ll speak with your mama outside.”

UPDATE at 7/23/09 9:34:11 am:

Here’s video of Officer Crowley:

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639 comments

1 calvin coolidge  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:33:31am

Oh, another new, all-time low. The President of the United States takes time out of his busy schedule to throw Massachusetts policemen under the bus. ( I love every time Mandy Manners makes her infamous comment about not voting for McCain but I’d like to add: Are all you f**king Democrats who didn’t vote for Hillary happy now?!)

2 Creeping Eruption  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:34:21am

I see Biden is teaching Obama the fine art of the foot-in-the-mouth. It must be replacing the Potomac two-step.

3 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:34:54am
4 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:35:29am

Oooo! Shiny!

5 wiffersnapper  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:36:00am

Yeah, I don’t think you can Ctrl + Z your way out this one, obama.

6 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:36:17am

I expect that DNC operatives are hunting down every single detail of Officer Crowley’s life right now.

The President of the United States… actively intervening to help his friend, and smear a cop as a “stupid” racist, this before he knows all the facts.

7 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:36:25am
8 Kragar  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:36:34am

re: #2 Creeping Eruption

I see Biden is teaching Obama the fine art of the foot-in-the-mouth. It must be replacing the Potomac two-step.

Biden recently commented on how well he and Obama get along. “He calls me Eqincu Ocha, which I guess is his little nickname for me.”

/Please someone get the movie reference there.

9 Kragar  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:36:58am

re: #5 wiffersnapper

Yeah, I don’t think you can Ctrl + Z your way out this one, obama.

Let me be clear…

10 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:37:24am

Obama was not the only one in this to play the race card from the bottom of the deck - Gates did as well.

The action should be beneath both of them, and the fact that it is not reflects upon their true character.

11 wahabicorridor  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:37:34am

But I thought with the election of O we’re now a post-racial society.

Even if CNN still runs specials on being black in America - and barely talks about anything else.

12 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:38:18am

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton warns North Korea that it has “no friends”.

She also threatned to send nasty text messages about North Korea to all the other kids at school.

13 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:38:33am
14 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:38:34am

What’s new? …

15 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:38:38am
16 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:38:41am

I saw this growing up in NOLA— it is the politics of payback—pure and simple. Gates was tired, pissed, frustrated and probably justified in that a neighbor called it in and did not recognize him trying to break into his own house. (of course Gates could have knocked on a neighbor’s door—if he lived in the kind of neighborhood where one takes the time to know the neighbors). And he head the bad sense to take it out on the poor cop responding to the call.

And if Gates was pitching a hissy on the lawn and waking the neighbors—that’s called disturbing the peace.

17 Idle Drifter  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:38:56am

When will people learn that it’s far easier to cooperate with the police than telling them the equivalent of “Go F-bomb your mother!”

18 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:39:23am

I have a feeling that this officer is not going to roll under the bus as easily as TOTUS’ usual hacky sacks…

19 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:39:32am

Obama opened his kimono WIDE!

Makes it harder to believe that he wasn’t there, or wasn’t listening, during Wright’s sermons.

20 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:39:37am

re: #4 Sharmuta

Oooo! Shiny!

Sharmuta, we’re actually capable of commenting on this highly inappropriate behavior by the President, AND not lose sight of the monstrosities that are the “health care plan” and the “energy plan”, believe it or not.

21 Creeping Eruption  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:39:42am

re: #8 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Biden recently commented on how well he and Obama get along. “He calls me Eqincu Ocha, which I guess is his little nickname for me.”

/Please someone get the movie reference there.

Got it Ace.

22 Pianobuff  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:39:48am

Interesting take here:

Consider this before crying ‘racial profiling’
A battle of two egos and why I don’t feel sorry for Henry Louis Gates

This is written by Boyce Watkins, an AA scholar, activist, commentator, etc.

“I might be kicked out of “The Black scholars club” for saying this, but the truth is that I don’t feel sorry for Henry Louis Gates. America is far more capitalist than it is racist, so a distinguished Harvard University Professor like Gates is likely to get more respect than the average White American. The idea that he is somehow the victim of the same racism that sends poor Black men to prison simply doesn’t fly with me, and Gates should be careful about appearing to exploit the plight of Black men across America to win his battle of egos with the Cambridge Police Department. At worst, Gates has been a victim of racial profiling by the woman who called the police, as well as the officer who may have interpreted his protests as being more belligerent than they actually were. The same thing happens to Black boys in the school system, who are suspended at astronomical rates for bad behavior. The fact that the charges have now been dropped against Gates shows that a mistake has clearly been made…”

23 Kosh's Shadow  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:40:01am

re: #6 Occasional Reader

I expect that DNC operatives are hunting down every single detail of Officer Crowley’s life right now.

The President of the United States… actively intervening to help his friend, and smear a cop as a “stupid” racist, this before he knows all the facts.

Yes, they’ll find he uses white sheets on his bed and claim that he’s a closet KKK’er.

24 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:40:03am

re: #12 Occasional Reader

The Norks have responded to HRC: ’ Your mama wears Army boots ‘.

25 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:40:17am

re: #15 buzzsawmonkey

That’s pillar-to-post racial society.

Ah, that explains why Obama decided to pillar-y Officer Crowley.

26 opnion  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:40:35am

Professor Gates sounds like such a classy guy.
The facts aren’t settled yet Obama calls the cops stupid.
He played the race card during the campaign, “… he has a funny name, oh & did I mention that he’s black?”
Barry, how can we ignore your race when you won’t let us?

27 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:40:46am

re: #11 wahabicorridor

But I thought with the election of O we’re now a post-racial society.

The current definition (in practice) of a post-racial society is that reverse racism is acceptable and encouraged because turnabout is fair play - and if you call us on our racism, we’ll keep playing the race card.

28 nightlight  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:41:14am

Didn’t Obama do the same thing with the Haditha Marines in prejudging them as guilty?

29 subsailor68  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:41:17am

re: #8 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Biden recently commented on how well he and Obama get along. “He calls me Eqincu Ocha, which I guess is his little nickname for me.”

/Please someone get the movie reference there.

Good one, Ace.

;-)

30 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:41:40am

This is another instance of manufactured outrage, imo. It has nothing to do with agreeing or disagree with the points, but it’s a distraction from more serious concerns. Political Theatre.

31 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:41:49am
32 Bloodnok  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:42:02am

I will be happy when this issue goes away. He made a mistake in talking about it last night, but I do not believe (and I’ll be happy to be wrong about it) that this will stick to him. And the GOP has more to lose if the politicians are not careful in how they respond to it.

33 BeyondBrooklyn  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:42:11am

A major issue with BHO’s statement is that it ends by noting the disproportionate frequency with which blacks and latinos are stopped by the police. What’s driving me nuts about this (part of what’s driving me nuts anyway) is that this is not even plausibly about profiling - this was not a discretionary stop for the police department; it was a 911 call. The decision to respond had nothing to do with race, ethnicity, neighborhood, time of day, etc. They don’t file through 911 calls and respond disproportionately to the ones that involve minorities. So, even if Crowley’s behavior after he arrived had been motivated by race (which I don’t think it was), racial profiling in the context of officers stopping people has NOTHING to do with this.

34 JohnnyReb  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:42:33am

This guy needs to watch his back. The MSM are going to be all over him and quick. I hope he doesn’t have any bad things in his work, tax, school, DMV, financial records.

Oh and Obama is just a street thug from Chicago. I hope everyone realizes that now.

35 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:42:35am

Very classy response from the officer.

36 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:42:40am

Please don’t link to Lawrence Auster’s racist hate site.

37 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:42:52am

BHO chose his words carefully:

I mean, if I was trying to jigger into — well, I guess this is my house now, so — (laughter) — it probably wouldn’t happen.
(Chuckling.) But let’s say my old house in Chicago — (laughter) — here I’d get shot. (Laughter.) But so far, so good.

Here he manages to almost say the “N” word and then joked about getting shot. That is a textbook example of NLP techniques.

38 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:42:54am

Here is a quote from the Racist-in-Chief from last night:

“There is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact.”

39 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:04am

re: #26 opnion

TOTUS wants everyone to remember that he’s the Half-Blood Prince.
(Sorry, .. just saw the flic with my youngest, and that line, and its pomposity, struck a chord).

40 Kosh's Shadow  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:13am

I posted this in the dead thread, but here’s an editorial in the Herald:

Imagine all the facts and all the circumstances identical, but a black police officer instead of a white one. What would have been different?

Everything.

The tired professor would have found the strength to hand over his ID without significant objection. The officer would have gone on his way. No angry shouts, no (alleged) “yo mama” comments, no screams so loud they attracted the neighbors, or embarrassing photos of a raging Skip Gates on the front of the Herald.

All changed, not because of a different cop, but a different Professor Gates.

The Gates who greeted Crowley was a racist. And I know, because the professor said so himself.

41 lawhawk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:22am

Obama playing the race card? You don’t say.
Obama speaking off the cuff without all the facts? You don’t say.

In other words, this is the Obama Administration in a nutshell. It can’t help but go racial and peddle baffling BS at every opportunity.

I can’t help but wonder if Obama lost health care reform last night because of the focus on this - or whether this was done on purpose to obfuscate the fact that the health care proposals he’s pushing are fiscal insanity and will result in rising taxes, lower quality of care, and would be opposed by most Americans if the true costs of this nonsense were known.

It also suggests that Obama’s incessant pressers have done little to actually inform people about his policies since he repeatedly muddles the message and the media shows itself incapable of asking follow up questions.

Still, I have to hand it to the AP for fact checking Obama on last nite, and coming up with a series of epic fails regarding health care and the economy.

42 Desert Dog  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:24am

re: #6 Occasional Reader

I expect that DNC operatives are hunting down every single detail of Officer Crowley’s life right now.

The President of the United States… actively intervening to help his friend, and smear a cop as a “stupid” racist, this before he knows all the facts.

The DNC colonoscopy is coming…he better get ready.

43 Balian1193  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:41am

Usually, presidents act as neutral as possible in cases like this. Instead, Obama threw the race card for everyone to see live on national TV.

44 buster  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:43am

This cop is a goner. If he has ever done anything improper in his life, we will know in 48 hrs. Right or wrong, you don’t buck Obama and the DNC. Look no further than Joe the plumber etc.

I am sure both parties (the cop and the professor) could have behaved differently and avoided the outcome. For the President to take sides is -to use his words- stupid.

45 jones  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:54am

Al Sharpton is President after all. Wonders never cease!

46 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:55am

Race bait. Get yer race bait, here.

/works great on blue herrons.

47 zombie  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:43:58am

Professor Gates should THANK the police officer for protecting his home!

If a passerby saw someone breaking into MY home, I would certainly HOPE that they call the police and that the police come and arrest whoever was doing it. And if that burglar turned out to be me, I would rapidly explain and PROVE I lived there. Otherwise, I would expect — nay, DEMAND — that the officer arrest me for burglary! Otherwise, any burglar could just sweet talk his way out of the arrest by claiming to live in my house.

The police officer was NOT racist. The professor acted like a lunatic and a race-baiting asshole. I have no sympathy for him.

48 pink freud  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:44:02am

re: #26 opnion


Barry, how can we ignore your race when you won’t let us?

It’s all he’s got.

49 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:44:04am
50 dhg4  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:44:12am

re: #12 Occasional Reader

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton warns North Korea that it has “no friends”.

She also threatned to send nasty text messages about North Korea to all the other kids at school.

Yes, and North Korea struck back.

The war of words between North Korea and the United States escalated Thursday, with North Korea’s Foreign Ministry lashing out at Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in unusually personal terms for “vulgar remarks” that it said demonstrated “she is by no means intelligent.”

Nyah. Nyah.

51 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:44:19am

re: #37 Kenneth

Neuro -linguistic programming? I thought you had to be tapping, or something…

52 zombie  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:44:53am

Oh — and Obama is obviously NOT our first “post-racial president” as he so endlessly claimed.

He’s our first “most-racial president” instead, apparently.

53 Big Steve  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:45:03am

“I didn’t vote for him”…love it.

54 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:45:12am

re: #32 Bloodnok

I will be happy when this issue goes away. He made a mistake in talking about it last night, but I do not believe (and I’ll be happy to be wrong about it) that this will stick to him. And the GOP has more to lose if the politicians are not careful in how they respond to it.

BN … oh, it will go away for sure … but it is just another “look” into the real Obama … not that “some” of his supporter give a flying flip what he does … he cannot help himself … he is who he is … and IMO he has a huge chip on his shoulder and is himself a racist along with his wife …

55 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:45:17am
56 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:45:32am
57 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:45:43am

Auster is running with this? Lovely.

58 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:46:05am

Gosh, if Obama really works this thing, he might even be able to whip up a race riot or two…

59 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:46:24am

re: #16 calcajun

And if Gates was pitching a hissy on the lawn and waking the neighbors—that’s called disturbing the peace.

As I understand it, this incident occurred at about 12:30 PM, so the question of waking neighbors probably didn’t arise.

60 opnion  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:46:26am

re: #39 tradewind

TOTUS wants everyone to remember that he’s the Half-Blood Prince.
(Sorry, .. just saw the flic with my youngest, and that line, and its pomposity, struck a chord).

He actually disowned his White blood as a teenager “just like Malcom” after a session with Frank Marshal Davis.

61 nyc redneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:46:28am

o can’t help being divisive. it is part of his character. this is directly out of rev wright’s racist hate church. this is what o has been taught. it is who he is.

he couldn’t stop himself.
we have a bitter, angry, racist grifter for pres.

62 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:46:31am

re: #36 Charles

Please don’t link to Lawrence Auster’s racist hate site.

Did somebody link to the pro-Palin racist article? I was looking for a cache of that one earlier. Paulians and stormfront are all worked up over that one this morning.

63 Honorary Yooper  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:46:51am

No matter what you think of Officer Crowley’s or Professor Gates’s actions, for President Obama to mention it the way he did was nothing more than a misdirection from the very important health care debate. It was rather dirty and underhanded of him to do so.

64 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:47:00am
65 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:47:16am

re: #62 Killgore Trout

Did somebody link to the pro-Palin racist article? I was looking for a cache of that one earlier. Paulians and stormfront are all worked up over that one this morning.

The PDF of the police report is hosted at Auster’s site. He’s all over this, of course.

66 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:47:23am
67 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:47:29am

re: #41 lawhawk

BHO is blowing his presser bankroll a little early in his presidency.
NBC balking shoulda’ been the first clue that he’s overexposed.

68 SasquatchOnSteroids  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:47:53am

Anyone remember that indoctrination story at U of Delaware a couple of years back ?
The one that stated a minority group could not possibly be racist because they had no power ?
I wonder where those people are today ?

69 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:48:04am

re: #51 tradewind

Neuro -linguistic programming? I thought you had to be tapping, or something…

What do you mean?

70 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:48:07am

re: #65 Charles

Ah.

71 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:48:13am

re: #58 Occasional Reader

Gosh, if Obama really works this thing, he might even be able to whip up a race riot or two…

Burr Oaks Cemetary in Chicago would have done that had the offenders been white. IMO.

72 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:48:22am

re: #62 Killgore Trout

Did somebody link to the pro-Palin racist article? I was looking for a cache of that one earlier. Paulians and stormfront are all worked up over that one this morning.

Which article?

73 quiet man  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:48:39am

re: #63 Honorary Yooper

True, Obama speaking of it before knowing the facts is why that friend professor of his got in trouble for. He started yelling at “the man” instead of following the orders of a public servant.

74 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:48:54am

re: #32 Bloodnok

And the GOP has more to lose if the politicians are not careful in how they respond to it.

I’m actually getting tired of the historical and current revisionism that takes place regarding racism in this country and the constant caveat that the GOP has to tread carefully in responding to race related issues.

The GOP didn’t filibuster and oppose the Civil Rights Act and the end of Jim Crow - the Democrats did.
The GOP doesn’t have as the President Pro Tem of the Senate a former recruiter for the KKK. The list can go on and on - but the facts have become immaterial as the lie told often enough has been accepted as truth.

It’s time that the GOP reminds some of MLK’s immortal words regarding judging people on the basis of their character and not the color of their skin - and then demonstrate the limits of the character of those who wallow in race politics and rush to play the race card and panders to minorities.

75 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:48:59am

re: #65 Charles

The PDF of the police report is hosted at Auster’s site. He’s all over this, of course.

I fully expect that white racists of all kinds will be all over it.

That does not excuse H.L. Gates’ (alleged) behavior, or the totally inappropriate reaction of Obama, of course. Not at all.

76 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:08am

re: #65 Charles

The PDF of the police report is hosted at Auster’s site. He’s all over this, of course.

It’s great fodder for his racialist propaganda.

77 wahabicorridor  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:13am

re: #27 Athos

The current definition (in practice) of a post-racial society is that reverse racism is acceptable and encouraged because turnabout is fair play - and if you call us on our racism, we’ll keep playing the race card.


Oh, silly me! Now it’s so obvious!

78 Creeping Eruption  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:18am

I guess we know Obama’s take on Federalism. The States’ police powers are apparently now within the Presidential portfolio.

What a unique Con. Law class he must have taught./

79 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:24am

re: #38 NJDhockeyfan

First place his mind goes. Telling.
Sucks for the country, though…

80 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:30am
81 opnion  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:32am

re: #48 pink freud

It’s all he’s got.

Well he was a reserve on his high school basketball team.
I said yesterday & I’ll say it again, Palin could take him one on one in hoops.

82 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:42am
83 KenJen  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:45am

Guess BHO forgot about his “responsibility” speech in front of the NAACP last week.

84 Desert Dog  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:56am

re: #47 zombie

Professor Gates should THANK the police officer for protecting his home!

If a passerby saw someone breaking into MY home, I would certainly HOPE that they call the police and that the police come and arrest whoever was doing it. And if that burglar turned out to be me, I would rapidly explain and PROVE I lived there. Otherwise, I would expect — nay, DEMAND — that the officer arrest me for burglary! Otherwise, any burglar could just sweet talk his way out of the arrest by claiming to live in my house.

The police officer was NOT racist. The professor acted like a lunatic and a race-baiting asshole. I have no sympathy for him.

But, what if you are “tired of answering to the Man?”

85 SlartyBartfast  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:49:57am

The professor gets mad and says, “yo’ mama”…?? What a ringing endorsement for that university!!

/

86 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:50:18am

re: #59 JustMyView

As I understand it, this incident occurred at about 12:30 PM, so the question of waking neighbors probably didn’t arise.

I’m pretty sure the time doesn’t come into the equation for a disturbing the peace charge…I think the law can charge you at anytime.Day or night..

87 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:50:20am
88 Kragar  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:50:22am

I got busted by a speed trap once, was doing 50 in a 35 on a stretch of back road at like 4 in the morning. As soon as I saw the cop, I pulled over and got out my license and registration. The cop barely turned on his lights and didn’t even move his car. He came over said, “Well, I guess you know what you were doing?” “Yup, here’s my stuff.” He comes back a minute later and tells me, “Had to run you to check for warrants, but you didn’t try to lie and you didn’t make me chase you. Slow down and have a good morning.” I went on my merry way with no harm and no foul.

The lesson: Don’t mess with a cop and they won’t mess with you. And I learned that without having a Harvard education.

89 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:50:41am
90 Big Steve  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:50:46am

Back when Nixon was President, he damn near caused a mistrial for Charlie Manson. He made some remark about Charlie being guilty and a creep and it made the headlines. Somehow Manson got a copy and walked into court parading it in front of the jury. Since then Presidents have been unusually circumspect about commenting about individual legal matters. Apparently Barack has yet to pass President 101 class.

91 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:50:55am

re: #37 Kenneth

Chuckling.) But let’s say my old house in Chicago — (laughter) — here I’d get shot.

So… Obama was saying that “here”, the US Secret Service would shoot him? Or he’s talking about Chicago, and impugning Chicago cops as being racist, trigger-happy thugs? WTF?

92 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:51:05am

re: #72 Charles

Which article?

It’s posted on the Occidental Observer titled “Anger in White America”…

Sarah Palin emerged in the presidential campaign of 2008 as the candidate of the Republican base — the people the globalist elites in the party pander to every four years so that if everything breaks right, they may have a chance of winning. Palin is the very image of White fertility and small town Americana — all that the globalist Republican elite despises. ‘Despises’ is much too mild a word for how the Democrats see her.

Palin resigned her position as governor of Alaska, so the media indulged itself with yet another hate-fest. Frank Rich’s op-ed in the New York Times was more interesting than most because he sees the big picture. And he is very happy with what he sees:

[Sarah Palin] is not just the party’s biggest star and most charismatic television performer; she is its only star and charismatic performer. Most important, she stands for a genuine movement: a dwindling white nonurban America that is aflame with grievances and awash in self-pity as the country hurtles into the 21st century and leaves it behind. …

[Nonurban Whites are] a constituency that feels disenfranchised — by the powerful and the well-educated who gamed the housing bubble, by a news media it keeps being told is hateful, by the immigrants who have taken some of their jobs, by the African-American who has ended a white monopoly on the White House. Palin is their born avatar. She puts a happy, sexy face on ugly emotions, and she can solidify her followers’ hold on a G.O.P. that has no leaders with the guts or alternative vision to stand up to them or to her.


I’m not a Palin fan but these are supporters she doesn’t need.

93 Desert Dog  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:51:17am

re: #88 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I got busted by a speed trap once, was doing 50 in a 35 on a stretch of back road at like 4 in the morning. As soon as I saw the cop, I pulled over and got out my license and registration. The cop barely turned on his lights and didn’t even move his car. He came over said, “Well, I guess you know what you were doing?” “Yup, here’s my stuff.” He comes back a minute later and tells me, “Had to run you to check for warrants, but you didn’t try to lie and you didn’t make me chase you. Slow down and have a good morning.” I went on my merry way with no harm and no foul.

The lesson: Don’t mess with a cop and they won’t mess with you. And I learned that without having a Harvard education.

Carry donuts at all time too.

94 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:51:37am
95 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:51:39am

re: #80 taxfreekiller

ACORN’s busy putting out a little fire of its own.
[Link: www.nypost.com…]

96 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:51:46am

Gates pulled the “yo mama” card on him? Not.Very.Smart.

97 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:51:55am

re: #59 JustMyView

As I understand it, this incident occurred at about 12:30 PM, so the question of waking neighbors probably didn’t arise.

You don’t have to wake neighbors in order to disturb the peace.

98 Golem Akbar  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:21am

The President needs to review the 9th commandment: You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. Or, legally, the laws of slander.

99 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:21am

re: #56 buzzsawmonkey

If I understand this story correctly, Gates was trying to break into his own house. An officer responding to a neighbor’s call asked him to identify himself, and he refused—and has decided to characterize this as “racist.”

It appears that despite his formidable educational background Gates does not understand that the officer had no way of knowing who he was unless he produced ID—and that the officer was, in fact, protecting Gates as a local homeowner precisely as he should have been doing.

Gates really needs to watch that video of “How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By the Police.”

100 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:36am

re: #78 Creeping Eruption

I would have loved to audit his class on the 10th Amendment.

101 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:37am

re: #30 Sharmuta

This is another instance of manufactured outrage, imo. It has nothing to do with agreeing or disagree with the points, but it’s a distraction from more serious concerns. Political Theatre.

Sharmuta … how can you say “manufactured” when it came right from Obama’s mouth on national television? … yes, some things are not worth the coverage … but this IMO is not one of those … the President of the United States made statements about policemen doing their jobs “stupidly” when he did not even have all the facts … he is friends with the person involved and IMO was racist in his statements … he should not have said anything …

102 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:38am

re: #94 Iron Fist

But it’s fitting. They’re often comical, and they can certainly pull a con.

103 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:38am
104 wahabicorridor  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:40am

re: #28 nightlight

Didn’t Obama do the same thing with the Haditha Marines in prejudging them as guilty?

No that was the motherfucker John Murtha, Cong from Penna.

105 quiet man  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:43am

re: #92 Killgore Trout

Dude..where is the linkypoo?? You cant pass that off without the linkypoo…

106 NJDhockeyfan  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:45am

Damage control:

White House qualifies Obama remark about arrest

The White House says President Barack Obama was not calling a Cambridge, Mass., police officer stupid when he criticized last week’s arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday that Obama felt “cooler heads on all sides should have prevailed” once the officer realized Gates was in his own home.

On Wednesday Obama said the police “acted stupidly” when they arrested Gates even after it was clear that he was not a burglary suspect. Gibbs said that Obama did not regret the remark, but wanted to clarify that he was not calling the arresting officer stupid.

107 coquimbojoe  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:46am

Seems like a standup guy.

108 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:50am

re: #33 BeyondBrooklyn

A major issue with BHO’s statement is that it ends by noting the disproportionate frequency with which blacks and latinos are stopped by the police. What’s driving me nuts about this (part of what’s driving me nuts anyway) is that this is not even plausibly about profiling - this was not a discretionary stop for the police department; it was a 911 call. The decision to respond had nothing to do with race, ethnicity, neighborhood, time of day, etc. They don’t file through 911 calls and respond disproportionately to the ones that involve minorities. So, even if Crowley’s behavior after he arrived had been motivated by race (which I don’t think it was), racial profiling in the context of officers stopping people has NOTHING to do with this.

Actually, Gates has said that he was glad the police responded to the neighbor’s call. Like any citizen, he wants them to address the possibility that a crime may be occurring. The issue is all about what happened when the police arrived.

109 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:52:53am

One of the cops seems to be a Latino.

110 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:53:25am

re: #83 KenJen

Guess BHO forgot about his “responsibility” speech in front of the NAACP last week.

No…he’s just not familiar with that part of it…

111 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:53:30am

re: #88 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

I got busted by a speed trap once, was doing 50 in a 35 on a stretch of back road at like 4 in the morning. As soon as I saw the cop, I pulled over and got out my license and registration. The cop barely turned on his lights and didn’t even move his car. He came over said, “Well, I guess you know what you were doing?” “Yup, here’s my stuff.” He comes back a minute later and tells me, “Had to run you to check for warrants, but you didn’t try to lie and you didn’t make me chase you. Slow down and have a good morning.” I went on my merry way with no harm and no foul.

The lesson: Don’t mess with a cop and they won’t mess with you. And I learned that without having a Harvard education.

Oh, but you’re white, aren’t you?! I’m surprised the cop didn’t give you a free toaster oven or something!

//

112 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:53:34am

re: #59 JustMyView

I misread the report.

But, in all fairness, the other side of the equation (and not saying it is right) is that for many years, African Americans tried to do as other American with law enforcement—cooperate and be respectful—only to end up in deep trouble. The general response for many is now to be stand-offish if not confrontational in order not to lose control of the situation and to defend themselves. I am sure there are bully cops out there of all colors and perhaps that is a necessary way to react.

But, if you live in an upscale neighborhood—and it’s the middle of the day—and its’ your own damn home—and you and your companion are middle aged and well attired-take a minute and explain to the nice officer why you and your manservant, Kato, are acting like Laurel and Hardy.

113 Nevergiveup  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:53:40am

re: #92 Killgore Trout

So why are you bringing it up?

114 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:53:48am

re: #37 Kenneth

BHO chose his words carefully:


Here he manages to almost say the “N” word and then joked about getting shot. That is a textbook example of NLP techniques.


That just kills me because in the sentence ahead of that he uses the correct word, jimmy the lock.

115 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:54:10am

re: #101 JacksonTn

See #41.

116 Nevergiveup  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:54:39am

re: #109 MandyManners

One of the cops seems to be a Latino.

It should not matter what the cops are. Right Obama?

118 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:55:07am

re: #93 Desert Dog

Carry donuts at all time too.

And, show some leg.

119 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:55:09am

re: #94 Iron Fist

The hell with google. I don’t google, I bing.

120 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:55:29am

re: #90 Big Steve

Back when Nixon was President, he damn near caused a mistrial for Charlie Manson. He made some remark about Charlie being guilty and a creep and it made the headlines. Somehow Manson got a copy and walked into court parading it in front of the jury. Since then Presidents have been unusually circumspect about commenting about individual legal matters. Apparently Barack has yet to pass President 101 class.

I’m thinking about 4 years after he’s out of office, the “AH, HA!” thoughts will come…but…that’s at least 7.5 years away right now.

And you know, we can’t use red ink, of hand out “FAIL!”-ing grades, lest someone’s self-esteem be marred for the rest of their time in the White House.

121 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:55:50am

re: #94 Iron Fist

OT, but am I the onluy person pissed at google because they chose to commemorate the Comic Con, when they’ve ignored so many patriotic American holidays?

Can we question their patriotism now?

Nope. Good try though.
*wink*

122 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:55:53am

Apparently it would be okay to call this a distraction if I said it as eloquently as lawhawk. Oh well.

123 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:55:59am

re: #43 Balian1193

Usually, presidents act as neutral as possible in cases like this. Instead, Obama threw the race card for everyone to see live on national TV.

After all, he doesn’t look like those other presidents on the five dollar bill, does he?

124 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:11am

re: #119 Athos

The hell with google. I don’t google, I bing.

I AltaVista. The original search, started back in 1995.

125 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:12am

re: #60 opnion

But he sure hugged it tight as a candidate, especially when those Iowa caucuses got started. You saw a lot of pictures of Barry with Granny Kansas. Kenya Daddy, not so many.

126 Oh no...Sand People!  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:20am

Is it just me or this POTUS the most petty schoolyard baby I have ever witnessed in a leadership position. Name calling and stoking the fires of racism? President Bush, not that I ever witnessed, never did, nor would diminish the office of President by stooping to such base levels.

Obama a great communicator? Pashaw…

127 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:21am

re: #91 Occasional Reader

So… Obama was saying that “here”, the US Secret Service would shoot him? Or he’s talking about Chicago, and impugning Chicago cops as being racist, trigger-happy thugs? WTF?

The point of the statement is not revealed in a rational analysis of the narrative. Obama intention was to place the image of a “n*gg*r getting shot by the police” in the media consciousness. It worked. That’s what I mean by NPL technique. Obama used a crude rhyme, imagery and humor to paint an ugly picture.

128 JohnnyReb  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:21am

re: #106 NJDhockeyfan

Damage control:

White House qualifies Obama remark about arrest

Oh he will come to regret those remarks big friggin time. He continues to call out people using his office of president because he thinks he is still back in Chicago playing by the rules there. Obama needs to be smacked upside the head by his staff and told to STFU when asked questions like that on national TV. After all, his comments do command one heck of a lot of attention because he is the president.

129 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:26am

re: #96 Ward Cleaver

Gates pulled the “yo mama” card on him? Not.Very.Smart.

No indeed. I’ve got to go though. BBL

130 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:29am

re: #115 Sharmuta

See #41.

Sharmuta … I read #41 … but I don’t get where you are going with this? what does that post have to do with what I posted to you? … what are you calling “manufactured” …

131 wahabicorridor  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:30am

re: #92 Killgore Trout

Hey KT - I’m pretty sure I first saw that piece about a week ago in one of the British lefty papers - Guardian or something.

I didn’t read it as being supportive of Palin - just a dumbass Brit looking for a way to put down America.

132 Desert Dog  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:31am

re: #118 MandyManners

And, show some leg.

I know for a fact my wife got us out of a ticket once. We were coming back from a swimming party and she was in her bikini…he let me go with a wink and a warning. I would have gotten a ticket otherwise…THANKS HONEY!

133 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:39am

The President started off by saying he did not know the details of the incident , but went on to make the stupid comment, not his finest hour IMHO.

134 Idle Drifter  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:49am

re: #91 Occasional Reader

So… Obama was saying that “here”, the US Secret Service would shoot him? Or he’s talking about Chicago, and impugning Chicago cops as being racist, trigger-happy thugs? WTF?

The part of President Obama’s joke I don’t get is didn’t he live in a well-to-do area of Chicago?

135 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:50am

re: #106 NJDhockeyfan

Damage control:

White House qualifies Obama remark about arrest

Just one more time we can never believe what the President says. We need to wait until his spinners get done spinning…so how come so many believed he wouldn’t lie after he got elected? :)

136 KansasMom  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:56:57am

If that house ever gets broken into, I guess Gates is on his own. No neighbor of his is going to call it in now!

Crowley was right to say that Gates should have been grateful that his neighbors cared enough to call the police and that the police took the situation seriously. Geesh.

137 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:57:11am

re: #105 quiet man

Dude..where is the linkypoo?? You cant pass that off without the linkypoo…

It’s a racist site and google has it flagged as a possible virus risk. Sorry. no link and google doesn’t cache it.

138 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:57:19am
139 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:57:20am

re: #116 Nevergiveup

It should not matter what the cops are. Right Obama?

I thought only white people can be racist, not Latinos.

140 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:57:24am

re: #114 redstateredneck

Don’t you think that was a Freudian slip? ’ Jigger ’ has no applicable meaning to his subject. ’ Jiggle’ is probably what he was going for.

141 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:57:39am

re: #38 NJDhockeyfan

Here is a quote from the Racist-in-Chief from last night:

“There is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact.”

A friend of mine who used to be an Assistant US Attorney here in DC told me that black DC cops would quite cheerfully tell her - off the record - that yes, of COURSE they engage in “racial profiling”; and that it cuts in more than one direction. For instance, if they see a white guy in a BMW on upper Georgia Ave. at 2 am, they’ll wonder whether he’s looking to buy drugs, and will think up a reason to do a stop. Similarly, if they see young black men in hoodies rolling around Georgetown at 2 am, they’ll also pay close attention to them.

142 Big Steve  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:57:55am

So lets see how it could have gone. Neighbor spies someone trying to bash in your door and calls the cops. Cops actually show up quickly. Questions the caller who has responsibly stayed on the scene. Cop then goes to the door and sees someone inside. He doesn’t draw a weapon or anything he just politely asks to speak to the person outside. Person inside the house, comes to the door and then outside and says, “it is my house and I was coming home and the front door was jammed. Tried to force it open but ultimately went to the back door. But it sure is nice that the police are so alert.” Cop - “Sir can I see some form of identification.” Homeowner; “sure here is my driver’s license.”

—-end of story—- non-event—-

143 VegasRick  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:57:55am

re: #91 Occasional Reader

So… Obama was saying that “here”, the US Secret Service would shoot him? Or he’s talking about Chicago, and impugning Chicago cops as being racist, trigger-happy thugs? WTF?

“Hoodie and The Blowhards”

144 rightside  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:58:05am

re: #135 Curt

Upding just for the Harpoon launch.

145 quiet man  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:58:12am

re: #137 Killgore Trout

and yet you have spent time there..and bring it forth for our entertainment??

bust-ed!

146 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:58:22am

re: #128 JohnnyReb

Watching Robert Gibbs trying to pick his way through that manure pile will be painful…

147 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:58:24am

re: #127 Kenneth

The point of the statement is not revealed in a rational analysis of the narrative. Obama intention was to place the image of a “n*gg*r getting shot by the police” in the media consciousness. It worked. That’s what I mean by NPL technique. Obama used a crude rhyme, imagery and humor to paint an ugly picture.

What did WAB say about FCBBHO getting shot at a gas station?

148 Kragar  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:58:27am

The first thing out of Obama’s mouth on the subject was “I don’t know all the facts behind this” followed shortly by “Its clear the officer’s actions were stupid”. The man is a fucking idiot.

149 Killian Bundy  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:58:33am

Henry Louis Gates Arrest Reports

/who acted stupidly?

150 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:58:47am

re: #52 zombie

Oh — and Obama is obviously NOT our first “post-racial president” as he so endlessly claimed.

He’s our first “most-racial president” instead, apparently.

I don’t think, actually, that Obama has ever made this claim. Correct me if I’m wrong.

151 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:58:51am

re: #36 Charles

Please don’t link to Lawrence Auster’s racist hate site.

The incident report is also posted at The Smoking Gun. So you don’t have to wade into the sewer.

152 Nevergiveup  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:59:09am

re: #139 MandyManners

I thought only white people can be racist, not Latinos.

I guess it depends on what day and the lighting? It’s hard to keep all the “proper” race rules lately without a scorecard.

153 Pianobuff  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:59:13am

re: #111 Occasional Reader

Oh, but you’re white, aren’t you?! I’m surprised the cop didn’t give you a free toaster oven or something!

//

Do you remember the Eddie Murphy SNL skit where he gets a temporary color change only to discover that being a white man has benefits he’d never dreamed of… such as going into the bank and having the bank manager saying “Take the money. You need more? Have it. Pay us beck whenever, we don’t care…”, etc.

Hilarious stuff.

154 ROPMA  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:59:16am
155 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:59:17am

Maybe Sean Hannity can Auster on his show tonight.

156 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:59:44am

re: #133 avanti

The President started off by saying he did not know the details of the incident , but went on to make the stupid comment, not his finest hour IMHO.

Flying Pig, you are cleared for takeoff on runway 1 - 9.

157 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:59:56am

re: #59 JustMyView

We had a neighbor who was arrested for being a jerk to the cops. He was on his own front lawn at the time. It happens. No matter what time of day.

158 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 9:59:57am

re: #155 Sharmuta

Maybe Sean Hannity can Auster on his show tonight.

With Don Black!

/

159 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:07am

re: #124 Ward Cleaver

I AltaVista. The original search, started back in 1995.

Dogpile…and it’s not a bunch of crap…

160 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:07am

re: #113 Nevergiveup

So why are you bringing it up?

Because it’s posted on one of Lawrence Auster’s sites which Charles warned people not to link to. It’s about growing racial tensions and I thought maybe people were linking to it. It ends up he’s also posting the police report for the Gates incident.

161 tradewind  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:08am

re: #150 JustMyView

No, he left that to his sycophants on the networks. Just as effective.

162 Desert Dog  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:15am

re: #158 Ward Cleaver

With Don Black!

/

Cage match…to the death!

163 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:17am

re: #158 Ward Cleaver

With Don Black!

/

And Ron Paul!

164 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:33am

re: #140 tradewind

Don’t you think that was a Freudian slip? ’ Jigger ’ has no applicable meaning to his subject. ’ Jiggle’ is probably what he was going for.

I don’t think it was a slip at all.

165 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:50am

re: #59 JustMyView

As I understand it, this incident occurred at about 12:30 PM, so the question of waking neighbors probably didn’t arise.

Sez you. I know many people who work a variety of different schedules, some of whom would have been asleep on a typical day at 12:30 PM.

166 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:51am

re: #133 avanti

The President started off by saying he did not know the details of the incident , but went on to make the stupid comment, not his finest hour IMHO.

And it was downhill from there.

167 brent  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:52am

I’m sorry, but if you’re face to face with an officer holding handcuffs in front of you, you really should not be surprised if he/she uses them. The rule is the officer always has the upper hand - if are aggressive, you get cuffed; if you pull a knife, you get shot, etc.

Someone that’s in a life or death job like that has to protect themself first, period. Sorry Professor Gates was arrested, but it’s a no brainer.

168 dwells38  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:55am

re: #44 buster

I dunno. So far it’s not going well for the MSM. They’ve dug up that he’s

a well-liked guy,
well-respected cop
and even gave CPR in an attempt to save a black man’s life.

0 white hooded robes.

169 bloodnok  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:00:57am

re: #74 Athos

I’m actually getting tired of the historical and current revisionism that takes place regarding racism in this country and the constant caveat that the GOP has to tread carefully in responding to race related issues.

The GOP didn’t filibuster and oppose the Civil Rights Act and the end of Jim Crow - the Democrats did.
The GOP doesn’t have as the President Pro Tem of the Senate a former recruiter for the KKK. The list can go on and on - but the facts have become immaterial as the lie told often enough has been accepted as truth.

It’s time that the GOP reminds some of MLK’s immortal words regarding judging people on the basis of their character and not the color of their skin - and then demonstrate the limits of the character of those who wallow in race politics and rush to play the race card and panders to minorities.

I’m not saying it’s fair, but it is the playing field on which we must play.

170 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:00am

re: #153 Pianobuff

Do you remember the Eddie Murphy SNL skit where he gets a temporary color change only to discover that being a white man has benefits he’d never dreamed of… such as going into the bank and having the bank manager saying “Take the money. You need more? Have it. Pay us beck whenever, we don’t care…”, etc.

Hilarious stuff.

Yep, I was just thinking of that. Remember how Eddie practiced how to “talk white” by reading Hallmark cards? Heh.

171 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:06am

re: #163 Sharmuta

And Ron Paul!

And Lew Rockwell!

172 Oh no...Sand People!  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:16am

re: #133 avanti

The President started off by saying he did not know the details of the incident , but went on to make the stupid comment, not his finest hour IMHO.

I would extend it to the past 6 months as well…but that’s just me.

Upding to you for intellectual honesty.

173 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:30am

re: #163 Sharmuta

And Ron Paul!

Completing the panel, Pat Buchanan

174 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:38am

re: #171 Ward Cleaver

And Lew Rockwell!

And Pat Buchanan!

175 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:38am

re: #144 rightside

Upding just for the Harpoon launch.

Dude…I had my own battery on 984…and the dreaded sea chickens. too!

176 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:41am

re: #134 Idle Drifter

The part of President Obama’s joke I don’t get is didn’t he live in a well-to-do area of Chicago?

Yes, still owns it too.

177 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:55am

re: #173 Athos

Completing the panel, Pat Buchanan

GMTA

178 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:56am

Why couldn’t he have said something like …

“I am here to address Healthcare … all the facts are not in on that incident and should be addressed in the proper venue when all the facts are in …”

But no …

179 philip  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:01:59am

I hate to be in agreement with conservatives, who in my honest opinion are asshats when it comes to racial insensitivity, but I have to side with the cops on this one. I abhor racial profiling, which is a huge issue in my community, but I don’t think this was that. Rather, this was an unfortunate misunderstanding and Professor Gates overreacted. I think he is a great man.

180 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:02am

I still think it was a planted question.

181 subsailor68  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:08am

re: #106 NJDhockeyfan

Damage control:

White House qualifies Obama remark about arrest

The White House says President Barack Obama was not calling a Cambridge, Mass., police officer stupid when he criticized last week’s arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

On Wednesday Obama said the police “acted stupidly” when they arrested Gates even after it was clear that he was not a burglary suspect. Gibbs said that Obama did not regret the remark, but wanted to clarify that he was not calling the arresting officer stupid.

Mr. President, what the hell kind of clarification is that supposed to be? “I wasn’t calling the police officer stupid.” As far as I know, nobody’s suggesting you did. They’re concerned about your injecting your opinion without the facts, and doing so as President of the United States. How about this kind of clarification:

“In hindsight, it was wrong of me to make any kind of comment at all. It wasn’t very presidential, and I blew it.”

182 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:08am

re: #147 MandyManners

What did WAB say about FCBBHO getting shot at a gas station?

Oh, good point! I remember that one. Like his famous “race speech” during the election (the one where he defended Rev. Wright, before he threw him under the bus), Obama drew the race card off the bottom of the deck.

183 Nevergiveup  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:24am

re: #160 Killgore Trout

Because it’s posted on one of Lawrence Auster’s sites which Charles warned people not to link to. It’s about growing racial tensions and I thought maybe people were linking to it. It ends up he’s also posting the police report for the Gates incident.

So your posting from a site Charles asked people not to post from —why? It is something you think will embarrass conservatives? And what does it have to do with the topic?

184 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:32am

re: #176 midwestgak

Yes, still owns it too.

He was referring to the White House, wasn’t he?

185 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:34am

re: #133 avanti

The President started off by saying he did not know the details of the incident , but went on to make the stupid comment, not his finest hour IMHO.

Blowing through a lot of political capital like a pensioner at a slot machine.

186 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:37am

re: #180 MandyManners

I still think it was a planted question.

‘Wag the Dog’ style?

187 Oh no...Sand People!  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:50am

re: #145 quiet man

BWAHAAHAAA!

188 vxbush  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:02:54am

Perhaps the way that children were always told to be seen and not heard should apply to presidents as well.

189 rightside  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:02am

re: #175 Curt

Ahh, the leftwich! SWG-1A?

190 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:18am

Notice how he turned the issue around to be about him?

191 Erik The Red  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:23am

re: #156 Occasional Reader

Flying Pig, you are cleared for takeoff on runway 1 - 9.

ROTFLMAO

192 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:27am

re: #164 redstateredneck

I don’t think it was a slip at all.

More like a camisole? Maybe a Freudian teddy?

193 Honorary Yooper  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:27am

re: #186 Sharmuta

‘Wag the Dog’ style?

Classic misdirection.
“Look at the shiny object!”

194 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:33am

re: #148 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

The first thing out of Obama’s mouth on the subject was “I don’t know all the facts behind this” followed shortly by “Its clear the officer’s actions were stupid”. The man is a fucking idiot.

The problem is that the MSM never asks Obamule to provide a linky./

195 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:35am

re: #181 subsailor68

The officer is showing more class and professionalism than the President and a Harvard professor combined.

196 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:37am

re: #169 bloodnok

I’m not saying it’s fair, but it is the playing field on which we must play.

I don’t accept that ‘it is the playing field on which we must play’ -it’s a playing field we allowed someone else to define and its past time to take back that playing field and redefine it without race.

197 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:49am

re: #193 Honorary Yooper

Classic misdirection.
“Look at the shiny object!”

Currently at -5.

198 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:03:55am
199 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:04:03am

re: #186 Sharmuta

‘Wag the Dog’ style?

Maybe. Could very well have been.

200 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:04:23am

re: #159 Curt

Dogpile…and it’s not a bunch of crap…

That one’s good too.

Here’s AltaVista’s history


A History of Innovation

AltaVista, which means “a view from above,” was inspired by the creation of big ideas from a team of experts with a fascination for keeping track of information. During the spring of 1995, scientists at Digital Equipment Corporation’s Research lab in Palo Alto, CA, devised a way to store every word of every HTML page on the Internet in a fast, searchable index. This led to AltaVista’s development of the first searchable, full-text database on the World Wide Web.

Other notable AltaVista inventions include the first-ever multi-lingual search capability on the Internet and the first search technology to support Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages. We are proud of Babel Fish, the Web’s first Internet machine translation service that can translate words, phrases or entire Web sites to and from English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Russian.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Delivers Internet’s first Web index (1995)
• First multilingual search capabilities on the Internet
• First Internet search engine to launch Image, Audio, and Video search capabilities
• Most advanced Internet search features and capabilities: multimedia search, translation & language recognition, and specialty search
• Awarded 61 search-related patents, more than any other Internet search company

201 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:04:28am

re: #183 Nevergiveup

So your posting from a site Charles asked people not to post from —why?


Because Charles asked me which article I was referring to. Do you have a problem with that?

202 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:04:45am

re: #174 Sharmuta

And Pat Buchanan!

It’s a circle jerk!

203 lawhawk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:03am

re: #163 Sharmuta

And Ron Paul!

And no descent into the crazy would be complete without…
drumroll please…

Alex Jones.

204 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:12am

The race baiters are running with this. That doesn’t put up a flag for anyone?

205 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:16am

re: #184 redstateredneck

He was referring to the White House, wasn’t he?

Dunno. That whole comment was confusing as to its intended meaning.

206 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:24am

re: #192 calcajun

More like a camisole? Maybe a Freudian teddy?

A Freudian cross your heart bra!

207 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:34am

re: #118 MandyManners

re: #93 Desert Dog
Carry donuts at all time too.

And, show some leg.

That never works for me.

208 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:39am

re: #193 Honorary Yooper

Classic misdirection.
“Look at the shiny object!”

I don’t think that strategy works when the shiny object at which one is attempting to direct everyone’s attention, is the drool running down one’s own tie.

209 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:40am

re: #204 Sharmuta

The race baiters are running with this. That doesn’t put up a flag for anyone?

Yes.

210 wee fury  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:44am

President Obama seems to be taking lessons from VP Biden … Open mouth, insert foot.

211 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:05:46am

re: #30 Sharmuta

I love you Sharmuta (finger) but I disagree. This is part and parcel of the bigger picture that is bringing the “brimstone” of class warfare and race based politics upon us.

But, I think you are great and I admire you.

So, please do not beat up on me.

I don’t mind being a coward. I can’t run very fast.

212 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:06:09am

re: #207 JamesTKirk

That never works for me.

Wax?

213 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:06:23am

re: #203 lawhawk

And no descent into the crazy would be complete without…
drumroll please…

Alex Jones.

He’ll only do Judge Napolitano’s web show…zero chance of a hard question there.

214 Desert Dog  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:06:48am

re: #202 Ward Cleaver

It’s a circle jerk!

A circle of jerks having a circle jerk

215 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:06:53am

re: #204 Sharmuta

The race baiters are running with this. That doesn’t put up a flag for anyone?

Race baiters on both sides.

216 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:06:58am

re: #203 lawhawk

And no descent into the crazy would be complete without…
drumroll please…

Alex Jones.

Indeed. We could call them the Kookcil of Elders.

217 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:07:03am

re: #179 philip

I hate to be in agreement with conservatives, who in my honest opinion are asshats when it comes to racial insensitivity

Well, thank you for slurring millions of people you know nothing about! Next time you wan to learn who an asshat is, just look in the closest mirror.

218 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:07:18am

re: #213 Athos

He’ll only do Judge Napolitano’s web show…zero chance of a hard question there.

He digs the judge’s hairline.

219 dwells38  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:07:18am

re: #179 philip

Yes that Condoleeza Rice. Such an asshat conservative.

220 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:07:21am

re: #204 Sharmuta

The race baiters are running with this. That doesn’t put up a flag for anyone?

Absolutely.

Unfortunately, there are many, in particular the MSM, who should see that flag, and raise their own, but will not.

221 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:07:24am
222 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:07:33am

re: #205 midwestgak

Dunno. That whole comment was confusing as to its intended meaning.

Oh, here it is:

I mean, if I was trying to jigger into — well, I guess this is my house now, so…(LAUGHTER)… it probably wouldn’t happen. But let’s say my old house in Chicago. (LAUGHTER)

223 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:07:57am

I’d love to see Wyatt Earp’s take on all this hubbub.

224 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:00am

re: #179 philip

I hate to be in agreement with conservatives, who in my honest opinion are asshats when it comes to racial insensitivity, but I have to side with the cops on this one. I abhor racial profiling, which is a huge issue in my community, but I don’t think this was that. Rather, this was an unfortunate misunderstanding and Professor Gates overreacted. I think he is a great man.

SLAP!

225 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:03am

re: #204 Sharmuta

The race baiters are running with this. That doesn’t put up a flag for anyone?

Thought experiment (deliberately hyperbolic) for you:

If Obama were caught on an open mic saying “I really hate all those goddamn white people”, I can guarantee you that the race-baiters would run with that one, too. Would that make it wrong for us to point out that it would be scandalous for the President to say such a thing?

226 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:10am

re: #215 Ward Cleaver

Race baiters on both sides.

Absolutely.

227 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:17am

re: #223 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I’d love to see Wyatt Earp’s take on all this hubbub.

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

228 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:23am

re: #153 Pianobuff

Do you remember the Eddie Murphy SNL skit where he gets a temporary color change only to discover that being a white man has benefits he’d never dreamed of… such as going into the bank and having the bank manager saying “Take the money. You need more? Have it. Pay us beck whenever, we don’t care…”, etc.

Hilarious stuff.

Yeah. I wish I could walk into a bank and have them just give me money.

229 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:27am

re: #206 redstateredneck

A Freudian cross your heart bra!

It lifts and separates id and ego. Super-ego don’t need no support.

230 Nevergiveup  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:33am

re: #204 Sharmuta

The race baiters are running with this. That doesn’t put up a flag for anyone?

The race baiters come in all colors, political persuasions, and parties.

231 Oh no...Sand People!  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:46am

re: #210 wee fury

President Obama seems to be taking lessons from VP Biden … Open mouth, insert foot.

Oh come on…you jest.

232 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:48am
233 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:08:50am
234 doppelganglander  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:09:15am

re: #68 SasquatchOnSteroids

Anyone remember that indoctrination story at U of Delaware a couple of years back ?
The one that stated a minority group could not possibly be racist because they had no power ?
I wonder where those people are today ?

Probably meeting with the black governor of Mass., the black mayor of Cambridge, and Dr. Gates of Harvard, and hoping to get in to see the black president of the United States to complain about the lack of black people in positions of power in this country.

235 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:09:22am
236 LGoPs  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:09:25am

re: #141 Occasional Reader

A friend of mine who used to be an Assistant US Attorney here in DC told me that black DC cops would quite cheerfully tell her - off the record - that yes, of COURSE they engage in “racial profiling”; and that it cuts in more than one direction. For instance, if they see a white guy in a BMW on upper Georgia Ave. at 2 am, they’ll wonder whether he’s looking to buy drugs, and will think up a reason to do a stop. Similarly, if they see young black men in hoodies rolling around Georgetown at 2 am, they’ll also pay close attention to them.

Profiling has become a dirty word. IMO, profiling consists mainly of applying your experience to make the decisions that are necessary in any job. That is your job - to apply your experience and observations to come up with the right solution..

237 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:09:49am

re: #204 Sharmuta

The race baiters are running with this. That doesn’t put up a flag for anyone?

You mean the Race Baiter in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama? Yes, that’s what we are on about.

238 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:09:50am

re: #223 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

I’d love to see Wyatt Earp’s take on all this hubbub.

I’d rather hear Doc Holliday inform H.L. Gates that “you’re no daisy… you’re no daisy ‘t’all!”.


/yes, I know who you meant

239 Danny  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:10:19am

Slightly OT: is anybody else getting Obama spam emails? I’ve gotten several now, all of which are pushing his various agenda — Sotomayer’s nomination, healthcare, etc — even though I’ve never once communicated with the Obama White House in any form. They must have culled my address from previous administrations’ email database or something. Seems a bit unethical to me.

240 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:10:22am

re: #210 wee fury

President Obama seems to be taking lessons from VP Biden … Open mouth, insert foot.

Obama and Biden— the political version of Martin & Lewis.

241 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:10:24am

re: #229 calcajun

It lifts and separates id and ego. Super-ego don’t need no support.

LOL!

242 mockery jones  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:10:27am

thanks obama. judging by the reaction in the massachusetts / boston area, you just ensured there is no way in hell we will reelect duval patrick in 2010, and if you aren’t careful you’ll end up being the first deomcrat i can remember to lose the MA electoral college votes in 2012.

243 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:10:27am

re: #225 Occasional Reader

Thought experiment (deliberately hyperbolic) for you:

If Obama were caught on an open mic saying “I really hate all those goddamn white people”, I can guarantee you that the race-baiters would run with that one, too. Would that make it wrong for us to point out that it would be scandalous for the President to say such a thing?

I don’t engage in writing deliberately hyperbolic lines of thought anymore.

244 wahabicorridor  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:10:30am

re: #227 Ward Cleaver

BLAM! BLAM! BLAM!

And the grouping would be tight

245 tfc3rid  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:11:00am

He didn’t know the case but mad a judgment and decided that it might be racist…

He sat in Wright’s church for 20 years but that was not racist…

This guy is an asshat…

246 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:11:14am

re: #189 rightside

Ahh, the leftwich! SWG-1A?

Nope…I was Pre-Comm and had the SWG-1. Also had a tour of a big time civilian from Boeing…so, as JG, when he asked me what I thought about the layout of same, I proceeded to tell him I thought some boneheaded engineer blew it putting the safe/arm light under the panel cover over the on/off switch, and described the firing sequence to him for the tactical operator view point. He looked at me and said: “That was me.” (pregnant pause) “You’re right, that wasn’t a very good idea.” Turns out he was a retired O-6 AED Officer…from the Harpoon project office, now at in the Industrial side of the feared Military Industrical Complex. I learned me something important that day in 1979…:) Check the bios of the greybeards in suits before speaking your mind quite so directly.

247 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:11:17am

re: #195 Killgore Trout

The officer is showing more class and professionalism than the President and a Harvard professor combined.

Even **I** show more class than the President and any randomly-selected Harvard professor.

And that’s saying something.

When teachers reduced “class size”, it wasn’t about the number of students.

248 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:11:45am

re: #229 calcajun

It lifts and separates id and ego. Super-ego don’t need no support.

And on the ego side, it’s padding makes a mountain out of a molehill.

/damned strange looking!

249 Idle Drifter  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:12:11am

re: #224 Ward Cleaver

SLAP!


Instructions on a proper slap.
250 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:12:22am

re: #217 Kenneth

Well, thank you for slurring millions of people you know nothing about! Next time you wan to learn who an asshat is, just look in the closest mirror.

Kenneth; We’re post -racial now…didn’t you get the personally delivered memo?

251 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:12:26am

re: #212 MandyManners

Wax?

Do you have any idea how much wax that would take?

252 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:12:27am
253 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:12:39am
254 scottishbuzzsaw  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:13:02am

As a person of the constrained vision, with respect for the rule of law, I grieve that this one individual law enforcement officer’s reputation is going to be ruined over this.

255 Creeping Eruption  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:13:08am

re: #178 JacksonTn

Why couldn’t he have said something like …

“I am here to address Healthcare … all the facts are not in on that incident and should be addressed in the proper venue when all the facts are in …”

But no …

Or …This is between the Cambridge Police Department and Prof. Gates. I am POTUS, I don’t involve myself in these issues.

256 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:13:17am

re: #248 pre-Boomer Marine brat

And on the ego side, it’s padding makes a mountain out of a molehill.

/damned strange looking!

But the Id will compensate.

257 Eowyn2  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:13:23am

re: #4 Sharmuta

Oooo! Shiny!

huh?

258 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:13:38am

re: #243 Sharmuta

I don’t engage in writing deliberately hyperbolic lines of thought anymore.

Ummm… okay, I’ll rephrase: Is there anything wrong with us pointing out that Obama’s actions here are inappropriate, just because race-baiters are paying attention to the incident, too?

Careful, now. If you say “yes”, then you have just disqualified yourself from ever… for instance… criticizing quota-based affirmative action. (Since white racists decry it, too.)

259 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:13:43am

re: #243 Sharmuta

I don’t engage in writing deliberately hyperbolic lines of thought anymore.

ROFLMAO…

You do have a talent for irony.

260 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:13:44am

re: #250 Curt

Kenneth; We’re post -racial now…didn’t you get the personally delivered memo?

Someone like Tiger Woods is post-racial. Not Obambi.

261 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:13:57am

re: #257 Eowyn2

huh?

Decoy.

262 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:09am
263 Nevergiveup  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:14am

Special protection

264 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:20am

re: #75 Occasional Reader

I am equally sure that black racists will be all over it too. We MUST stop this insanity. People sometimes act badly. There is no need to paint an entire race of people — black or white — with the same brush. Race is the greatest divider in this country. It is a damn shame. If we can’t stop seeing people based on their color — or blaming them for racism in the past — we are never going solve this.

265 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:41am
266 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:44am

re: #179 philip

I hate to be in agreement with conservatives, who in my honest opinion are asshats when it comes to racial insensitivity, but I have to side with the cops on this one. I abhor racial profiling, which is a huge issue in my community, but I don’t think this was that. Rather, this was an unfortunate misunderstanding and Professor Gates overreacted. I think he is a great man.

Oh, go piss up a rope.

267 Bobblehead  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:46am

re: #255 Creeping Eruption

Or …This is between the Cambridge Police Department and Prof. Gates. I am POTUS, I don’t involve myself in these issues.

Exactly!. 0 should not have commented on this at all.

268 badger1970  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:50am

re: #106 NJDhockeyfan

Why bother qualifying the remark? Oh yeah, people have attention spans of a gnat and only hear what was last told.

Do you trust me or your lying ears?

269 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:53am

re: #179 philip

I hate to be in agreement with conservatives, who in my honest opinion are asshats when it comes to racial insensitivity, but I have to side with the cops on this one. I abhor racial profiling, which is a huge issue in my community, but I don’t think this was that. Rather, this was an unfortunate misunderstanding and Professor Gates overreacted. I think he is a great man.

I think both Gates and the police both released a statement that said basically there was some blame on both sides in the heat of the moment. Basically, I think Gates got snippy with the cop because he assumed the cop was reacting to his skin color, and the cop and Gates got in a pissing contest. Guilty or innocent, black or white, when a cop gives you a order, shut up and follow it.

270 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:14:54am

Let’s stop playing off near spellings of a very bad word. That kind of thing can give a blog a bad name.

271 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:15:01am
272 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:15:02am

re: #256 calcajun

But the Id will compensate.

Even stranger-looking

273 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:15:15am

re: #262 JamesTKirk

Knock it off! Not funny.

274 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:15:37am

re: #254 scottishbuzzsaw

As a person of the constrained vision, with respect for the rule of law, I grieve that this one individual law enforcement officer’s reputation is going to be ruined over this.

I’m concerned the constrained vision is being manipulated by a hybrid vision.

275 lincolntf  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:15:48am

The cop is very credible. It’s telling that Gates uses his son and his lawyer to push his version of events and this guy speaks face-to-face with the press.
Obama’s racism has been ignored for way too long, hopefully this will help to correct that.

276 bloodnok  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:16:01am

re: #180 MandyManners

I still think it was a planted question.

Me too. And it’s working.

Is it newswworthy? No question. But I can’t help but believe someone is going to make an idiot of themselves trying to pound Obama over this above and beyond what Obama and Gates have already done to themselves.

277 Buck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:16:21am

Do we know who that guy was who stood up and asked a question even though he was not called on?

Third last question?

278 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:16:22am

re: #260 redstateredneck

Someone like Tiger Woods is post-racial. Not Obambi.

Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Steele… yup, there’s a bunch of racially insensitive conservative asshats.

279 zombie  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:17:19am

How many arrests are made in the Unted States every single day? A million?

How many mistaken arrests are made in the United States every single day? Thousands upon thousands?

Are some of those racially based? Most likely. Every cop — every American, actually — does a bit of subconscious “racial profiling” when assessing who and who is not up to some kind of shenanigans. Actually, it’s not so much “racial profiling,” as “appearance profiling,” meaning that someone who looks like a gangbanging thug is presumed to be a criminal, whatever their actual skin tone or apparent “race.” And anyone who does something suspicious — such as breaking into a home — is pre-judged to be a criminal as well. Which is not remarkable.

So why, of all the arrests and mistaken arrests in the United States every single day, did Obama choose to weigh in on this one? Could it be that the arresstee just happened to be a fellow race-baiting academic who instantly whipped up the grievance theater machinery? Naaah — couldn’t be.

280 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:17:28am

re: #190 MandyManners

Notice how he turned the issue around to be about him?

Narcissism.

281 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:17:39am
282 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:17:49am

re: #179 philip

I hate to be in agreement with conservatives, who in my honest opinion are asshats when it comes to racial insensitivity…

Got news for ya. It’s not the conservatives that are keeping vast swaths of minorities in chains through dependency on government largess.

283 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:18:02am
284 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:18:26am

re: #1 calvin coolidge

Oh, another new, all-time low. The President of the United States takes time out of his busy schedule to throw Massachusetts policemen under the bus. ( I love every time Mandy Manners makes her infamous comment about not voting for McCain but I’d like to add: Are all you f**king Democrats who didn’t vote for Hillary happy now?!)

I voted for Hillary.

Deep little sigh.

285 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:18:45am

re: #278 Kenneth

Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Steele… yup, there’s a bunch of racially insensitive conservative asshats.

JC Watts.

286 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:18:53am
287 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:19:02am

re: #284 SanFranciscoZionist

I voted for Hillary.

Deep little sigh.

I voted for Rudy.

288 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:19:06am

re: #10 Noam Sayin’

That first part was a quote.

Something’s goofin’ u pwith Internet exploder.

289 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:19:07am
290 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:19:18am
291 Spider Mensch  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:19:28am

dear jebus..the potus is sticking his foot in his mouth over a silly incident with one of his buddies who is a black college professor…I could care less about this whole incident..but here’s the part that scares me..he’s going to pull this stupid shit on the world stage sooner rather than later, and he’s going to get a whole lot of people killed…will the White house secretary gibbs be able to do damage control when president buffoon gets a few hundred thousand or more people killed with his idotic ways??? olblama is a major disaster waiting to happen. his stupidity is scary. bad scary.

292 funky chicken  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:19:28am

re: #47 zombie

Professor Gates should THANK the police officer for protecting his home!

If a passerby saw someone breaking into MY home, I would certainly HOPE that they call the police and that the police come and arrest whoever was doing it. And if that burglar turned out to be me, I would rapidly explain and PROVE I lived there. Otherwise, I would expect — nay, DEMAND — that the officer arrest me for burglary! Otherwise, any burglar could just sweet talk his way out of the arrest by claiming to live in my house.

The police officer was NOT racist. The professor acted like a lunatic and a race-baiting asshole. I have no sympathy for him.

I wonder if Gates just marked his home as a “free-burglary” zone? I mean, which of his neighbors is gonna call the cops if they see somebody doing something suspicious on this porch from this point forward?

Hell, I certainly wouldn’t just because I wouldn’t want the harassment from some race-baiting, asshole professor.

293 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:19:39am

IMO, the “c word” macro that Charles wisely put in place should also be in place for all forms and usages of the “n word”.

294 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:19:42am

re: #286 calcajun

Charles— delete mine— I should not have quoted it.

295 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:03am

re: #258 Occasional Reader

Ummm… okay, I’ll rephrase: Is there anything wrong with us pointing out that Obama’s actions here are inappropriate, just because race-baiters are paying attention to the incident, too?

Careful, now. If you say “yes”, then you have just disqualified yourself from ever… for instance… criticizing quota-based affirmative action. (Since white racists decry it, too.)

Why would I say “yes”? I have not argued that at all, and it’s constructing a straw man. Nor have I even said you or anyone is wrong or right in any of your comments. No- I simply have a completely different perspective. Is it wrong for me to speak out on my perspective? Of course I wouldn’t argue such a thing for myself or others, so please.

296 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:07am

re: #280 WinterCat

Narcissism.

When he keeps saying, “It’s not about me”, you know it’s all about him.

297 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:12am

re: #270 Noam Sayin’

Let’s stop playing off near spellings of a very bad word. That kind of thing can give a blog a bad name.

I’m deleting those comments, and if it continues I’ll block accounts.

298 Land Shark  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:14am

re: #179 philip

As opposed to liberal ass hats who are so hypersensitive to race they can’t wait to turn anything and everything into a racial issue? Regardless of whether it’s applicable or not? Who won’t hesitate to make it up if they have to?

Tell me another story…

299 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:14am

re: #270 Noam Sayin’

Let’s stop playing off near spellings of a very bad word. That kind of thing can give a blog a bad name.

Agreed.

300 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:27am

re: #288 Noam Sayin’

That first part was a quote.

Something’s goofin’ u pwith Internet exploder.

#10?

I didn’t post at #10…

301 zombie  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:27am

re: #150 JustMyView

I don’t think, actually, that Obama has ever made this claim. Correct me if I’m wrong.

You’re wrong. He said it constantly. “Let’s move beyond race,” etc. He harped on that theme frequently.

302 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:31am
303 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:44am

re: #293 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

IMO, the “c word” macro that Charles wisely put in place should also be in place for all forms and usages of the “n word”.

Rayra didn’t learn.

304 placeholder  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:20:49am

I locked myself out on my own balcony one time. I had to slide open a bathroom window and crawl in. Cops were at my door in 15 minutes, guns DRAWN - asking me to step outside of my own apartment and provide identification. I’m white. I didn’t resent being asked to justify being in my own apartment - after all, I slithered into a bathroom window - which is not the typical way to enter an apartment.

Two members of my extended family are cops. Great guys - the opposite of the dumb racist cop stereotype. They are lowkey, aren’t in love with the power, and really care about the job they do. They have both told me at separate times that:

1) You get what you give. You treat a cop like a racists douchebag, and he’s a lot less likely to cut you any slack. You scream and yell before they have had a chance to determine who you are and how safe you are, and you are really likely to wind up in a jail cell. Its just the way it is… and I find this hard to argue with.

2) They profile all the time. Not by race - although that might be part of it - but by a million other things. Broken taillights, attitude, will someone look at you at a traffic light, expired tags, running a red, car make and model, tinting, etc. etc. They are right 90% of the time.

I don’t doubt there are many bad cops - I’ve run into plenty of them. But assuming they are all bad, is its own form of discrimination. I don’t think this situation is as much about racism, as it is about chaffing at authority in general. Some people - black or white - simply don’t want to have to be questioned by anyone. If someone were to hang a “racist” tag on anyone in this situation, shouldn’t it be the neighbor? Once a cop is called - they are simply following the routine at that point…

-PH

305 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:21:16am

re: #302 redstateredneck

That was in DC.

306 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:21:30am

What’s going on? A few seconds ago I refreshed and the comment box’s boundaries were pushed way out.

307 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:22:01am

re: #293 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

IMO, the “c word” macro that Charles wisely put in place should also be in place for all forms and usages of the “n word”.

How about we just eschew all racial pejoratives, eh? Unless you’re quoting Mel Brooks or Richard Pryor, don’t do as others who don’t like us would love that kind of grist for their mills.

308 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:22:05am
309 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:22:18am

re: #136 KansasMom

If that house ever gets broken into, I guess Gates is on his own. No neighbor of his is going to call it in now!

Crowley was right to say that Gates should have been grateful that his neighbors cared enough to call the police and that the police took the situation seriously. Geesh.

Again, Gates has said that he was fine with the neighbor calling.

310 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:22:19am

re: #296 Ward Cleaver

When he keeps saying, “It’s not about me”, you know it’s all about him.

It is all about him. He has written two books that are all about him. For Pete’s sake. Does anyone actually believe it is not all about him?

311 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:22:24am

This incident reminds me of Bell Hooks’ lunatic rant “Killing Rage.” It starts out:

I am writing this essay sitting beside an anonymous white
male that I long to murder. We have just been involved in an
incident on an airplane where K, my friend and traveling
companion, has been called to the front of the plane and
publicly attacked by white female stewardesses who accuse
her of trying to occupy a seat in first class that is not
assigned to her. Although she had been assigned the seat,
she was not given the appropriate boarding pass. When she
tries to explain they ignore her. They keep explaining to her
in loud voices as though she is a child, as though she is a
foreigner who does not speak airline English, that she must
take another seat. They do not want to know that the airline
has made a mistake. They want only to ensure that the white
male who has the appropriate boarding card will have a seat
in first class.

and gets worse. Read more here, if you want to waste some time:

[Link: www.msu.edu…]

312 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:22:28am

re: #306 MandyManners

What’s going on? A few seconds ago I refreshed and the comment box’s boundaries were pushed way out.

I’ll have what Mandy’s having.


/jes kiddin’… happened to me, too

313 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:22:39am

Did everybody’s thread go wonky or is it just me?

314 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:22:53am

re: #306 MandyManners

What’s going on? A few seconds ago I refreshed and the comment box’s boundaries were pushed way out.

Are you saying that the comments are out of bounds?
/

315 zombie  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:00am

re: #270 Noam Sayin’

Let’s stop playing off near spellings of a very bad word. That kind of thing can give a blog a bad name.

re: #297 Charles

I’m deleting those comments, and if it continues I’ll block accounts.

Thank God I’m refreshing the page too slowly to even know what you two are referring to! All I see is the wreckage — a series of deleted comments. A relief, actually.

316 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:01am

re: #237 Kenneth

You mean the Race Baiter in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama? Yes, that’s what we are on about.

I thing the MSM has no business pushing race at every opportunity. If the POTUS had been white, I doubt the press would ask about a minor white/black dust up.
There were more important questions that could have been asked, and the POTUS screwed up by not just saying “I’d rather not comment on a matter between the police and a private citizen” Instead he took the opportunity to talk about the current state of racial tensions.

317 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:02am
318 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:09am

re: #305 Ward Cleaver

That was in DC.

Mayor’s office, right?

319 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:11am

re: #306 MandyManners

What’s going on? A few seconds ago I refreshed and the comment box’s boundaries were pushed way out.

The gravity waves from the big thingy that hit Jupiter a few days ago just rolled through your monitor.

320 realwest  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:13am

re: #131 wahabicorridor
That’s how I read it too - but I’m curious as to why Killgore would quote it when Charles asked for a link?

321 dwells38  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:16am

re: #34 MandyManners

Probably due to the deletions. Some of us were goofing on the n word until it occurred to someone that tends to look bad. Charles is culling them

322 reine.de.tout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:21am

re: #309 JustMyView

Again, Gates has said that he was fine with the neighbor calling.

But he apparently was NOT ok with the police responding,

323 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:22am

Must have something to do with the mass deletions.

324 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:23:44am

re: #307 calcajun

Don’t even quote them!

Putting my Captain Obvious cape on…


“Things on the internet can be taken out of context!”
325 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:24:02am

re: #277 Buck

Do we know who that guy was who stood up and asked a question even though he was not called on?

Third last question?

At least he was there. He’s called on reporters that weren’t present before since the questions are submitted prior to the “press conference”.

326 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:24:05am

re: #276 bloodnok

Me too. And it’s working.

Is it newswworthy? No question. But I can’t help but believe someone is going to make an idiot of themselves trying to pound Obama over this above and beyond what Obama and Gates have already done to themselves.

It’s yet another story that is a distraction for a 24 hour news cycle.

327 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:24:06am

re: #294 calcajun

Thanks.

328 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:24:09am

re: #306 MandyManners

What’s going on? A few seconds ago I refreshed and the comment box’s boundaries were pushed way out.

Who Rogered the thread?

329 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:24:29am

re: #316 avanti

I thing the MSM has no business pushing race at every opportunity. If the POTUS had been white, I doubt the press would ask about a minor white/black dust up.
There were more important questions that could have been asked, and the POTUS screwed up by not just saying “I’d rather not comment on a matter between the police and a private citizen” Instead he took the opportunity to talk about the current state of racial tensions.

Bullshit. He took the opportunity to slur those cops.

330 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:24:34am

re: #319 Curt

The gravity waves from the big thingy that hit Jupiter a few days ago just rolled through your monitor.

Nothing happened to my computer, though. Must be because I have deflector screens up.

331 StillAMarine  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:24:43am

A tad OT here, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average just broke 9000.

Maybe I will be able to retire after all …

332 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:24:51am

re: #318 redstateredneck

Mayor’s office, right?

Yeah, I thought it had to do with the budget and spending, but I could be wrong.

333 Bobblehead  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:01am

re: #278 Kenneth

Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Steele… yup, there’s a bunch of racially insensitive conservative asshats.

Not to mention Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams and Ken Blackwell

334 subsailor68  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:04am

re: #277 Buck

Do we know who that guy was who stood up and asked a question even though he was not called on?

Third last question?

Obama calls on Plain Dealer’s Steve Koff, but another reporter asks a question

Steven Thomma of McClatchy Newspapers stood up.

335 funky chicken  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:14am

re: #204 Sharmuta

The race baiters are running with this. That doesn’t put up a flag for anyone?

They ran with the Duke “rape” case too, because it fits their narrative. The more of these fake “racial outrage” stories they run, the better. It will wake people up to the race-baiting nonsense.

I don’t see any big conspiracy.

336 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:17am

re: #301 zombie

In his “brilliant” race speech he threatened to open a “national conversation on race”, and then implied you “typical white folk” better not make me do it!

Obama is a very clever master of the art of manipulation of liberal white guilt.

337 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:21am

re: #311 Mad Al-Jaffee

This incident reminds me of Bell Hooks’ lunatic rant “Killing Rage.” It starts out:


and gets worse. Read more here, if you want to waste some time:

[Link: www.msu.edu…]

Bell Hooks is a complete nutjob; not to mention a sad example of the sort of shoddy scholarship that gets pushed as “black academia”. See, e.g., Cornell West. It’s the soft racism of low expectations… leading to the promotion of, well, racists.

338 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:24am

re: #331 StillAMarine

A tad OT here, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average just broke 9000.

Maybe I will be able to retire after all …

Yeah, by age 95.

339 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:30am

re: #313 redstateredneck

Did everybody’s thread go wonky or is it just me?

HEY! it didn”t hare: #330 JamesTKirk

Nothing happened to my computer, though. Must be because I have deflector screens up.

Cloaking…never underestimate the power of cloaking…then you don’t even see your monitor!

340 KansasMom  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:32am

re: #309 JustMyView

Again, Gates has said that he was fine with the neighbor calling.

So he was upset the police showed up as a result of that call? What else are they supposed to do? Suuure he was fine with the neighbor calling.
If I was his nieghbor, I would never make that call again.

341 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:41am
342 Mr. Sandman  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:46am

Yeah, this was definitely a mistake by Obama. The question may have caught him off guard. He should have said after noting that all the facts are not in yet something like “it would therefore be inappropriate for me as president to involve myself in this issue.” He may end up doing this and admitting his mistake if the story gets too large. While it’s not 100% certain what happened, what seems most likely and what witnesses apart from the officer and the professor will likely confirm is that the cop was just doing his job in responding to the call, and the professor was just belligerent, uncooperative, and accusative from the start.

343 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:48am

re: #329 MandyManners

Bullshit. He took the opportunity to slur those cops.

And now he is clarifying by saying that he didn’t actually call the cops stupid. Just their actions. Uh huh.

344 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:49am

re: #331 StillAMarine

A tad OT here, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average just broke 9000.

Maybe I will be able to retire after all …

Yes, but in what century?

345 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:57am
346 Land Shark  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:25:58am

re: #278 Kenneth

Condi Rice, Colin Powell, Michael Steele… yup, there’s a bunch of racially insensitive conservative asshats.

In Powell and Rice’s cases, appointed to their high offices by a conservative, The Most Evil To Liberal Ass Hats George W. Bush, by the way. But hey, why engage in reasoned intelligent debate when you can yell “RACIST” and not have to debate intelligently anymore. Sigh. It’s an old story.

347 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:08am

re: #341 Iron Fist

It’s still that way for me. IE 8.0-, etc. Charles is working behind the scene.

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain…

IE8 sucks.

348 lincolntf  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:15am

re: #316 avanti

I thing the MSM has no business pushing race at every opportunity. If the POTUS had been white, I doubt the press would ask about a minor white/black dust up.
There were more important questions that could have been asked, and the POTUS screwed up by not just saying “I’d rather not comment on a matter between the police and a private citizen” Instead he took the opportunity to exaggerate and exacerbate the current state of racial tensions.

349 Baier  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:15am

I had something like this happen to me as well. I was visiting my mother from out of town and set the alarm off when she was at work. I remembered the code too late and the police came. They asked for ID, I have a different last name than my mother. They asked me how I got in, I showed them the key. There was a photo of me and my mother near the door, I showed them. I had obviously been able to turn the alarm off too. They were not nice at all, in fact I would say they were suspicious and curt. In other words, they were doing their job. I was polite and calm the entire time. They left after only a few minutes and I thanked them and apologized for the trouble.
If I wanted to be arrested like Gates, I’m sure I could have easily escalated the situation and managed it.

350 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:18am

re: #316 avanti

Instead he took the opportunity to talk about the current state of racial tensions.

Is that all he did, avanti?

You sure about that?

351 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:26am

re: #323 MandyManners

Mass deletions ?!?!?!

Did Oliver Cromwell come back to life ?!?!?!

352 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:26am

I refreshed the page and it went back to the right size.

353 Eowyn2  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:29am

re: #162 Desert Dog

Cage match…to the death!


No - To the Pain

354 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:29am

re: #336 Kenneth

Obama is a very clever master of the art of manipulation of liberal white guilt.

It’s how he got where he is.

355 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:34am

re: #322 reine.de.tout

But he apparently was NOT ok with the police responding,

Nope, he was cool with that too, just went over the top when the cop ordered him out of his own home, because he was giving the cop shit.

356 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:50am

re: #343 WinterCat

And now he is clarifying by saying that he didn’t actually call the cops stupid. Just their actions. Uh huh.

What a dope. He should have just said nothing.

357 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:50am
358 rightside  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:26:53am

re: #246 Curt

Yeah, I could see being careful. As long as you don’t go ballistic on them, I think you’re safe.

359 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:27:00am

re: #335 funky chicken

I don’t see any big conspiracy.

Heh heh—that’s what they want you to think!

It’s not a conspiracy—it’s the press and demagogue politicians using it for their own purposes.

360 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:27:12am
361 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:27:17am
362 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:27:19am

Other thread wonkiness: When I am preparing a comment and try to use the control buttons, they “jump” away from my cursor.

363 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:27:28am

re: #68 SasquatchOnSteroids

Anyone remember that indoctrination story at U of Delaware a couple of years back ?
The one that stated a minority group could not possibly be racist because they had no power ?
I wonder where those people are today ?

Oh, that’s an old classic. Power-grab language. An article I wrote a couple years ago was soundly criticized for suggesting that the black, self-hating Jewish author I critiqued was too socially privileged to be pulling the hissy fit she had pulled.

364 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:27:40am

re: #343 WinterCat

And now he is clarifying by saying that he didn’t actually call the cops stupid. Just their actions. Uh huh.

“Stupid is as stupid does.” -Someone smarter than Obama

365 Shr_Nfr  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:27:59am

This is going to be Obama’s “Katrina moment”.

366 VioletTiger  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:08am

re: #44 buster

This cop is a goner. If he has ever done anything improper in his life, we will know in 48 hrs. Right or wrong, you don’t buck Obama and the DNC. Look no further than Joe the plumber etc.

I am sure both parties (the cop and the professor) could have behaved differently and avoided the outcome. For the President to take sides is -to use his words- stupid.


I hope you are wrong about this, but I am afraid you are not.

We are seeing the Chicago thug politics come out in full force.
Perhaps a city or state politician might let himself get caught up in defending a friend this way, but this is the President and it just so beneath the office.
Very disappointing.

367 Rancher  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:12am

How dare you ask ME for my I.D.! I’m black you stupid idiot, thats racist! Unless of course you fail to ask for I.D. while investigating a burglary and the burglar walks away, then how stupid are you?

368 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:25am
369 realwest  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:28am

Well you all I’m outta here - lunch and dentist, oh Joy!
Hope you all have a good day, that folks don’t lose their cool over this and that I get the chance to see you all down the road!

370 wrenchwench  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:32am

re: #362 Occasional Reader

Other thread wonkiness: When I am preparing a comment and try to use the control buttons, they “jump” away from my cursor.

I’ll have what you’re having.

371 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:49am

A lot of deletions today.

372 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:56am
373 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:56am

re: #71 midwestgak

Burr Oaks Cemetary in Chicago would have done that had the offenders been white. IMO.

Wince. Did you hear that they found Emmett Till’s coffin in a storage shack with possums or something living in it?

Bad scene. I feel so bad for the relatives of the people buried there.

374 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:28:57am
375 reine.de.tout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:00am

re: #362 Occasional Reader

Other thread wonkiness: When I am preparing a comment and try to use the control buttons, they “jump” away from my cursor.

Turn off your auto refresh. Unclick that button.

376 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:03am

re: #362 Occasional Reader

Other thread wonkiness: When I am preparing a comment and try to use the control buttons, they “jump” away from my cursor.

Happens with me too.
(IE7)

377 StillAMarine  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:16am

re: #344 JamesTKirk

Yes, but in what century?

I have my sights set high — sometime this year or next.

378 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:23am

Someone posted a comment with some really wacked HTML in it, and it rogered the thread. Reload the page, it’s fixed now.

379 lincolntf  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:29am

re: #369 realwest

Dang. Remind me later to talk to you about the tax increase here in NC. I forgot to bring it up earlier.

380 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:35am

re: #361 MikeySDCA

Have you heard of Firefox? The only way to fly.

That’s pretty much all I use, except when I have to go to Microsoft’s site. AdBlock Plus and Refreshblocker sold me on Firefox.

381 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:36am

re: #114 redstateredneck

That just kills me because in the sentence ahead of that he uses the correct word, jimmy the lock.

That’s offensive to people named James.

382 funky chicken  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:39am

re: #322 reine.de.tout

But he apparently was NOT ok with the police responding,

LOL…and the neighbors aren’t gonna be happy that cops might just be a little slower to respond to similar calls in that neighborhood for a while.

383 Nevergiveup  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:41am

re: #371 midwestgak

A lot of deletions today.

And special protection

384 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:43am

re: #364 JamesTKirk

“Stupid is as stupid does.” -Someone smarter than Obama

Whose more foolish- the fool or the fool that follows him?

385 theheat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:29:49am

When is the last time a POTUS dove into the details of a local scuffle? Black men are arrested every day for far more bullshitty reasons, yet Obama decides to hop on the crazy train with this one and say the police acted stupidly.

Dumbass professor (is that an oxymoron?) gets locked out of the house, the neighbor sees someone prowling around, calls the police, and then the absent minded professor gets all uppity when the police ask him to identify himself (“No, I’m not a burglar. I own this house. Here’s my ID. See? Sorry for the misunderstanding, officer.”), is insulting, and claims racism.

I know if I locked myself out of the house, and the police responded to a neighbor’s report, they’d probably ask me for ID. More than likely, I’d be so embarrassed I’d be laughing about it. No, not this guy.

There are innocent people of all colors sitting in prison right now, waiting to prove their innocence. But Obama thinks this snotty prick is a victim, and needs to comment about it.

Puh-lease.

386 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:04am

re: #362 Occasional Reader

Other thread wonkiness: When I am preparing a comment and try to use the control buttons, they “jump” away from my cursor.

Mine have been doing that for a few days. Then, the highlighted portion gets un-highlighted and I have to start over.

387 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:04am

re: #336 Kenneth

In his “brilliant” race speech he threatened to open a “national conversation on race”, and then implied you “typical white folk” better not make me do it!

Obama is a very clever master of the art of manipulation of liberal white guilt.

I would really welcome a debate about race in this country. There are racists in every group in America and that needs to be acknowledged. Doing so would help us begin to move beyond the race issue that continues to separate people in this country.

388 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:17am

re: #365 Shr_Nfr

This is going to be Obama’s “Katrina moment”.

It’s a two-fer— with Rham saying yesterday that they “rescued” the economy—that’s BHO’s “Mission Accomplished” moment.

389 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:19am

re: #331 StillAMarine

A tad OT here, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average just broke 9000.

Maybe I will be able to retire after all …

“IF” it stay there, or goes higher, when folks get their quarterly IRA report, it could give us another boost in consumer confidence. It’s up over 40% from the early lows. (9068 as I type)

390 Occasional Reader  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:19am

re: #373 SanFranciscoZionist

Wince. Did you hear that they found Emmett Till’s coffin in a storage shack with possums or something living in it?

Bad scene. I feel so bad for the relatives of the people buried there.

I heard that story the other day on NPR. Absolutely incredible.

Anyway, off to lunch.

391 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:34am
392 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:35am

re: #375 reine.de.tout

Turn off your auto refresh. Unclick that button.

Mine isn’t on, but the symptom only happens as the thread/s get longer.

393 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:36am

re: #340 KansasMom

So he was upset the police showed up as a result of that call? What else are they supposed to do? Suuure he was fine with the neighbor calling.
If I was his nieghbor, I would never make that call again.

“Oh, you’re breaking into Professor Gates’ house? Key’s under the mat. I don’t know his security codes, but we have one of those boxes—just hit 1 three times. Come on by for some lemonade when you’re done, you hear?”

394 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:40am

re: #378 Charles

Someone posted a comment with some really wacked HTML in it, and it rogered the thread. Reload the page, it’s fixed now.

Was that the one that mentioned Chris Rock? I saw something odd about that comment, but it didn’t throw off the rest of the page. (And now that comment’s gone.)

395 Macker  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:44am

Оба́ма earned his Race Card for covering up his past.

396 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:46am

re: #372 JustMyView

Dictionary definition of “jigger” as a verb:

Main Entry:
3jigger
Function:
verb
Etymology:
frequentative of 2jig
Date:
1867

intransitive verb : to jerk up and down
transitive verb : to alter or rearrange especially by manipulating

I stand corrected, then. I have never hear it used that way. Only as a unit of measurement.

397 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:30:55am
398 Baier  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:31:12am

How many police do you guess will rethink their votes in 2012?

399 eschew_obfuscation  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:31:13am

re: #141 Occasional Reader

A friend of mine who used to be an Assistant US Attorney here in DC told me that black DC cops would quite cheerfully tell her - off the record - that yes, of COURSE they engage in “racial profiling”; and that it cuts in more than one direction. For instance, if they see a white guy in a BMW on upper Georgia Ave. at 2 am, they’ll wonder whether he’s looking to buy drugs, and will think up a reason to do a stop. Similarly, if they see young black men in hoodies rolling around Georgetown at 2 am, they’ll also pay close attention to them.

I wouldn’t call those things “profiling” … just paying attention to things that seem to be out of place. Good law enforcement.

400 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:31:27am

re: #373 SanFranciscoZionist

Wince. Did you hear that they found Emmett Till’s coffin in a storage shack with possums or something living in it?

Bad scene. I feel so bad for the relatives of the people buried there.

His body was exhumed a few years ago (2005?) when the cops re-opened the investigation of his murder, and the casket got left in a storage shed. I’m not sure who currently has custody of his remains.

401 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:31:40am

re: #362 Occasional Reader

Other thread wonkiness: When I am preparing a comment and try to use the control buttons, they “jump” away from my cursor.

My advice: lay off the peyote.

402 shiplord kirel  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:31:50am

This Lawrence Auster creature is part of the new face of racism in this country; functionally literate, media-savvy, familiar enough with grievance tropes to reverse them. The objective is media cred (and, of course, marketing opportunities). It seems to be working in many instances: The media, fascinated to find that these guys are not pot-bellied yahoos in coveralls, are willing to give them a voice if not an endorsement.

New face or not, it’s the same old hood though.

403 Killian Bundy  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:31:51am

TOTUS did have a long winded “race” answer on the tip of his tongue.

/almost like he knew the question was coming

404 Spider Mensch  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:31:54am

way ot..dingy reid is saying no vote on obamacare until after August..no linky yet

and way way ot..someone’s resignation looks good on her…Image: art.palin.gi.jpg

406 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:09am

re: #383 Nevergiveup

And special protection

If you don’t like it, I suggest you stop posting comments here. You were way out of line in your comments to Killgore, and I’m extremely tired of the constant sniping at him. He’s a valued commenter at this site, and the constant bullying is getting on my last nerve.

407 lincolntf  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:17am

re: #385 theheat

Now that I’ve seen a Harvard professor resort to a ” Your mama” joke when dealing with the police, I’m beginning to understand how so many plainly stupid people manage to pull degrees out of that place.

408 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:20am

re: #358 rightside

Yeah, I could see being careful. As long as you don’t go ballistic on them, I think you’re safe.

Never ballistic, however, sometimes “passionate.”

Where you a SWG-1A type? dealt with lots of them in the last part of the 20…running Tactical Cruise Missile Certs…check my blog (my link)…lots of old sea stories (that one included), mostly mine, and those I can collect of others.

409 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:21am

re: #345 Honorary Yooper

Interesting word, “niggle”. Just looked it up as I’ve not run across it much. Apparently it comes from Norse and means “A minor complaint or problem” as a noun, and “To trifle with; to deceive; to mock”, “To dwell too much on minor points”, and “To fidget, fiddle, be restless” as a verb.

Has absolutely nothing to do with race or racist terms.

I am well aware of the meaning of the word. However, being used in this context it was intended as a flirtation with a disgusting word that should never be used and served to discredit the people on this site.

It wasn’t funny and it was in extremely poor taste.

410 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:26am

re: #365 Shr_Nfr

This is going to be Obama’s “Katrina moment”.

Not even close, it’ll be old news by the weekend, no matter how hard some flog it.
Health care could be, but not a dumb ass comment at a presser.

411 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:27am

re: #397 Erik The Red

There’s absolutely no reason to be discussing this and other words with similar letter arrangements on this thread. It’s tasteless.

412 Dianna  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:29am

re: #303 Ward Cleaver

Please don’t bring up the past; half the people here have no idea who you’re talking about, and the rest will just get upset.

413 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:33am

Gates is a FOO.

Ever heard the joke about the “FOO Bird”?

Punchline is “When the FOO shits, wear it.”

When a FOO shits on you, you’d better thank them.

Just sayin’.

414 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:37am

re: #365 Shr_Nfr

This is going to be Obama’s “Katrina moment”.

Obama is stuck on stupid.

415 funky chicken  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:49am

So last night Obama slammed doctors for being money hungry crooks and cops for being stupid racists? Somebody might want to let Barry in on a little secret—the biggest heroes on network shows right now are doctors and cops.

Last night’s little press conference may just have been a big political whoopsie after all.

416 dwells38  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:32:59am

re: #77 Baier

No doubt. The really bad thing is Gates did escalate it himself and yet is claiming to be victim. He’s a college prof but cannot see that he had any blame to bear at all and indeed demands an apology. By setting that example and then having big O imply that it’s justified others will be encouraged to do the same.

417 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:33:03am

re: #373 SanFranciscoZionist

Wince. Did you hear that they found Emmett Till’s coffin in a storage shack with possums or something living in it?

Bad scene. I feel so bad for the relatives of the people buried there.

Yes I heard. Very selfish, greedy people running that cemetery. How do people think they can do such desecration for profit? I hope they all do jail time and are heavily fined.

418 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:33:07am
419 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:33:22am

re: #412 Dianna

Please don’t bring up the past; half the people here have no idea who you’re talking about, and the rest will just get upset.

Sorry.

420 OldLineTexan  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:33:33am

re: #350 Occasional Reader

Is that all he did, avanti?

You sure about that?

Y’all have racial tension up NORTH?

Good Lord, I thought it was just us ignernt Southerners.

;)

A p.s. for the good professor … I’m white, I have called the police to my own house, and I was still asked for ID. Amazing, eh? Like maybe the police don’t automatically know WHO YOU ARE.

And a p.p.s. … I’ve been traffic-stopped at 3 a.m. (I was white then , too), and had a SHOTGUN pointed at me because it was the shoulder of a deserted freeway in the middle of nowhere. Amazing! Shouldn’t the police just ASSUME I’m not dangerous?

///

421 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:33:36am

Reid: No health care vote in Senate until fall

Senate Democratic leaders on Thursday abandoned plans for a vote on health care before Congress’ August recess, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama’s ambitious timetable to revamp the nation’s $2.4 trillion system of medical care.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., delivered the official word on what had been expected for weeks, saying, “It’s better to have a product based on quality and thoughtfulness rather than try to jam something through.”

His words were a near-echo of Republicans who have criticized the rush to act on complex legislation that affects every American.

I think there’s a Michelle 0bama scandal brewing, though- so we can totally disregard this.

422 kynna  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:33:50am

He’ll get away with this. Sgt. Crowley will go under the bus, his life pulled to shreds by the Obama-slobbering media. Gates will be hailed as some kind of hero. Police officers will be counseled to not do their jobs when a person of color is involved.

Great.

And meanwhile, Ted freakin’ Kennedy is on the cover of Newsweek promoting “Universal Health Care” and the only reason that fat bastard’s still alive is because he has the best private healthcare possible.

I’m becoming very cynical and I don’t revel in it like the left. I prefer my “hope” to be somewhat more hopeful. :p

423 MandyManners  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:33:54am

re: #403 Killian Bundy

TOTUS did have a long winded “race” answer on the tip of his tongue.

/almost like he knew the question was coming

OF COURSE HE KNEW!

424 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:34:17am
425 Land Shark  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:34:40am

re: #304 placeholder

You’re absolutely correct. Whenever I’ve had to deal with cops I’m always courteous, and treat the cop the way I’d like to be treated. As a result I’ve been able to get out of getting tickets I richly deserved a couple of times. And even if I wind up getting the ticket, by being nice I prevent further problems. It’s like my cop friend says, you can beat the rap but you can’t beat the ride.

426 rightside  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:34:53am

re: #408 Curt

I was an Aegis FC, but worked with the FT gun types sometimes with harpoon, I was just fascinated with the weapon. Retired in ‘04, plenty of sea stories here too. I will check out your blog, shipmate.

427 Gearhead  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:35:24am
The President may have made a serious political mistake when he couldn’t resist playing the race card, and smeared an entire police department without having the facts of the case.

You mean - he was profiling?

Adoring media cutting this story off in 3..2..1..

428 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:35:55am
429 KansasMom  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:35:56am

re: #421 Sharmuta

Reid: No health care vote in Senate until fall


I think there’s a Michelle 0bama scandal brewing, though- so we can totally disregard this.

She cut her hair!!! OMG! It looks just like Laura Bush! What was she THINKING?!?!?
/

430 Erik The Red  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:36:00am

re: #411 Killgore Trout

There’s absolutely no reason to be discussing this and other words with similar letter arrangements on this thread. It’s tasteless.

KT. I got delete for quoting the comment so I will not write the word here. In the context the word was used sure. But the word it self does not have any racial meaning whats so ever.

431 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:36:12am

re: #411 Killgore Trout

There’s absolutely no reason to be discussing this and other words with similar letter arrangements on this thread. It’s tasteless.

Blame the POTUS, he started it:


I mean, if I was trying to jigger into — well, I guess this is my house now, so — (laughter) — it probably wouldn’t happen.
(Chuckling.) But let’s say my old house in Chicago — (laughter) — here I’d get shot. (Laughter.) But so far, so good.

And he knew what he was doing, too.

432 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:36:33am
433 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:36:37am

re: #426 rightside

I was an Aegis FC, but worked with the FT gun types sometimes with harpoon, I was just fascinated with the weapon. Retired in ‘04, plenty of sea stories here too. I will check out your blog, shipmate.

And then there was the time I worked with AEGIS guys…:) Happy to have a few more readers…been idle for a while, but 4 years worth of “stuff.”

434 WinterCat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:37:02am

re: #391 Iron Fist

It wasn’t me!

(And the same comment, 280 - WinterCat, keeps showing up at the bottom of the pile. Should it do that?)

Perhaps it just likes me? :)

435 MikeAlv77  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:37:04am

re: #167 brent

I’m sorry, but if you’re face to face with an officer holding handcuffs in front of you, you really should not be surprised if he/she uses them. The rule is the officer always has the upper hand - if are aggressive, you get cuffed; if you pull a knife, you get shot, etc.

Someone that’s in a life or death job like that has to protect themself first, period. Sorry Professor Gates was arrested, but it’s a no brainer.

Plus the fact that they sometimes cuff someone who they are not sure of in order to protect themselves and the person they cuff. Its SOP for cops… Gates was a fool and a racist… calling out the cop was stupid of the President. He should have shut up but his ego won’t let him.

436 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:37:21am

re: #417 midwestgak

Yes I heard. Very selfish, greedy people running that cemetery. How do people think they can do such desecration for profit? I hope they all do jail time and are heavily fined.

It was the bookkeepers at the company that blew the whistle on them. The crooks (gravediggers and local supervisors) weren’t very smart. Short of DNA testing all the bones they find, and trying to reassemble the skeletons, I don’t know if the aggrieved families will ever get closure. They probably won’t, period. A California company (Perpetua) runs the cemetery, and the president lives here in the Dallas area (in Richardson).

437 lobo91  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:37:48am

re: #347 Ward Cleaver

IE8 sucks.

I used it for about 3 days. Had to uninstall it and go bck to IE7 when I finally figured out that IE8 apparently doesn’t work with Outlook Web Access, which meant that I couldn’t get to my work email remotely.

438 jill e  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:38:21am

re: #422 kynna

He’ll get away with this. Sgt. Crowley will go under the bus, his life pulled to shreds by the Obama-slobbering media. Gates will be hailed as some kind of hero. Police officers will be counseled to not do their jobs when a person of color is involved.

Great.

And meanwhile, Ted freakin’ Kennedy is on the cover of Newsweek promoting “Universal Health Care” and the only reason that fat bastard’s still alive is because he has the best private healthcare possible.

I’m becoming very cynical and I don’t revel in it like the left. I prefer my “hope” to be somewhat more hopeful. :p

I think it may be a “Weekend At Bernie’s” moment. Keeping Ted going until the Health Care mess is law.

439 Honorary Yooper  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:38:30am

re: #409 WinterCat

I am well aware of the meaning of the word. However, being used in this context it was intended as a flirtation with a disgusting word that should never be used and served to discredit the people on this site.

It wasn’t funny and it was in extremely poor taste.

Perhaps it was used that way, but we can’t just go banning words willy-nilly simply because they sound like more offensive words.

To pull from my own experience about being misheard over words that sound similar but have entirely different roots..
I once had a problem with a girl in junior high. She and I went for the same seat in the class. I got there first, and she whined. I said she was horrible, and that got misheard as me calling her something else entirely.

440 funky chicken  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:38:31am

re: #420 OldLineTexan

does remind on of Cynthia McKinney’s little punch-out with the Capitol Police, doesn’t it?

441 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:38:34am

BTW… VALUABLE TOOL FOR AVOIDING A MOVING VIOLATION TICKET…

Turn off your engine. Take the key’s out of the ignition, put them on the dashboard. Don’t dig in the glove-box until the cop is at your window and tell him you are going to get your registration.

It works. Cops appreciate it.

442 Nevergiveup  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:38:49am

re: #406 Charles

If you don’t like it, I suggest you stop posting comments here. You were way out of line in your comments to Killgore, and I’m extremely tired of the constant sniping at him. He’s a valued commenter at this site, and the constant bullying is getting on my last nerve.

You’ve deleted 2 or so out of thousands of my comments and yes they had to do with KT. Fine I’ll never respond to him again but I find that rather one sided, but it is your site. So you’ll never have to delete me again for making any comment what so ever on that subject.

443 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:39:02am

re: #418 Iron Fist

Two things are for sure, Tiger would be a better golfer:

And we’d get a much finer First Lady.

444 kynna  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:39:32am

re: #320 realwest

That’s how I read it too - but I’m curious as to why Killgore would quote it when Charles asked for a link?

Because Killgore is a bit obsessed with Sarah Palin? Naaah. ;)

445 Baier  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:39:35am

re: #441 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

BTW… VALUABLE TOOL FOR AVOIDING A MOVING VIOLATION TICKET…

Turn off your engine. Take the key’s out of the ignition, put them on the dashboard. Don’t dig in the glove-box until the cop is at your window and tell him you are going to get your registration.

It works. Cops appreciate it.

Keep your hands on the wheel where they can see them as well.

446 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:39:38am

Conservative Activist Forwards Racist Pic Showing Obama As Witch Doctor

The election of our first black president has brought with it a strange proliferation of online racism among conservatives.

And we’ve got the latest example.

On Sunday night, Dr. David McKalip forwarded to fellow members of a Google listserv affiliated with the Tea Party movement the image below. Above it, he wrote: “Funny stuff.”

Classy.
/

447 Buck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:39:57am

re: #334 subsailor68

Obama calls on Plain Dealer’s Steve Koff, but another reporter asks a question

Steven Thomma of McClatchy Newspapers stood up.

Thanks… it was seriously weird.

448 JustABill  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:40:04am

re: #343 WinterCat

And now he is clarifying by saying that he didn’t actually call the cops stupid. Just their actions. Uh huh.

“Stupid is as stupid does.” Forest, Forest Gump.

449 funky chicken  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:40:04am

re: #422 kynna

He’ll get away with this. Sgt. Crowley will go under the bus, his life pulled to shreds by the Obama-slobbering media. Gates will be hailed as some kind of hero. Police officers will be counseled to not do their jobs when a person of color is involved.

Great.

And meanwhile, Ted freakin’ Kennedy is on the cover of Newsweek promoting “Universal Health Care” and the only reason that fat bastard’s still alive is because he has the best private healthcare possible.

I’m becoming very cynical and I don’t revel in it like the left. I prefer my “hope” to be somewhat more hopeful. :p

I dunno. Look at Mike Nifong and the Duke lacrosse players, for example…

450 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:40:06am

re: #402 shiplord kirel

This Lawrence Auster creature is part of the new face of racism in this country; functionally literate, media-savvy, familiar enough with grievance tropes to reverse them. The objective is media cred (and, of course, marketing opportunities). It seems to be working in many instances: The media, fascinated to find that these guys are not pot-bellied yahoos in coveralls, are willing to give them a voice if not an endorsement.

New face or not, it’s the same old hood though.

And people like Auster (and others like pamela geller) are just the tip of the iceberg. Start digging around even a little, and you’ll quickly realize this goes much deeper.

451 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:40:28am

re: #441 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

BTW… VALUABLE TOOL FOR AVOIDING A MOVING VIOLATION TICKET…

Turn off your engine. Take the key’s out of the ignition, put them on the dashboard. Don’t dig in the glove-box until the cop is at your window and tell him you are going to get your registration.

It works. Cops appreciate it.

I also have both hands clearly visible on the top of the wheel when they walk up to the window.

452 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:40:34am
453 Silvergirl  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:41:01am

re: #365 Shr_Nfr

This is going to be Obama’s “Katrina moment”.

Probably not. I think the protective Teflon coating is still under warranty.

454 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:41:09am

re: #430 Erik The Red

KT. I got delete for quoting the comment so I will not write the word here. In the context the word was used sure. But the word it self does not have any racial meaning whats so ever.

Rush discussed the word when used by a certain politician. No racial meaning at all. The word is an adjective. Not a noun.

455 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:41:15am

re: #431 Kenneth

And he knew what he was doing, too.

Yes. We’ve already established that the president is a race baiter. That doesn’t make it okay for others to engage in the same sort of thing.

Frankly, that anyone might think it’s cute or clever to start using words that almost no one does anymore, simply because they sound like the “N-word” but mean something completely different changes my opinion of you.


There’s only one reason you’re doing it. You’re a bigot.

456 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:41:19am

re: #431 Kenneth

And he knew what he was doing, too.

Fine, let him look petty and sophomoric. Being post racial would, IMHO, mean that we just ignore any such references. If he said it to provoke a response— then it worked. There are few more effective means of gentle behavior modification than stony silence with a touch flop-sweat.

457 rightside  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:41:24am

re: #433 Curt

LOL! yeah, that does sound kind of funny, but you know of the inter and intra-divisional rivalries in the Navy.

I bookmarked your site, perusing it now.

458 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:41:26am
459 Maltboy!  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:41:37am

Crowley was absolutely unflappable and credible. No skeletons either, so far. And what’s worse, it has come out that he acted heroically to try and save a black man’s life. I imagine the MSM and Obama’s handlers are freaking out right about now. Between the two, I’m sure they will come up with something to discredit him, even if they have to make it up.

460 Ward Cleaver  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:41:57am

re: #422 kynna

He’ll get away with this. Sgt. Crowley will go under the bus, his life pulled to shreds by the Obama-slobbering media. Gates will be hailed as some kind of hero. Police officers will be counseled to not do their jobs when a person of color is involved.

Great.

And meanwhile, Ted freakin’ Kennedy is on the cover of Newsweek promoting “Universal Health Care” and the only reason that fat bastard’s still alive is because he has the best private healthcare possible.

I’m becoming very cynical and I don’t revel in it like the left. I prefer my “hope” to be somewhat more hopeful. :p

Ted’s harping on hospital re-admittances of Medicare patients (something like 18% of their patients are re-admitted within two weeks of discharge after a stay). He thinks that hospitals are ripping off the government, because elderly people have to go back again. He should do a little more research.

461 vxbush  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:42:08am

I don’t know; I think I’m starting to get tired of the whole human race. Including myself.

When’s the next rocket off this rock?

462 Charles Johnson  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:42:21am

re: #442 Nevergiveup

You’ve deleted 2 or so out of thousands of my comments and yes they had to do with KT. Fine I’ll never respond to him again but I find that rather one sided, but it is your site. So you’ll never have to delete me again for making any comment what so ever on that subject.

You don’t get a vote, and yes, I’m sick and tired of this crap. Killgore Trout has contributed a lot of value to LGF, and the people who are trying to drive him off the site are not welcome here.

463 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:42:25am

re: #436 Ward Cleaver

Thanks. Good post.

464 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:43:03am

re: #455 Noam Sayin’

Yes. We’ve already established that the president is a race baiter. That doesn’t make it okay for others to engage in the same sort of thing.

Frankly, that anyone might think it’s cute or clever to start using words that almost no one does anymore, simply because they sound like the “N-word” but mean something completely different changes my opinion of you.

There’s only one reason you’re doing it. You’re a bigot.

Would you like to clarify that last sentence? Or did you just call me a bigot?

465 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:43:19am

It’s funny, I’ve been watching the financial channels tracking today’s bull market. Only Fox business is spending most of the coverage on how bad things are going to be, instead of explaining why the market is going up.
It makes me wonder if the conservatives are staying out of the market more then the lefties.

466 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:43:21am

re: #279 zombie

So why, of all the arrests and mistaken arrests in the United States every single day, did Obama choose to weigh in on this one? Could it be that the arresstee just happened to be a fellow race-baiting academic who instantly whipped up the grievance theater machinery? Naaah — couldn’t be.


Could it be because he was asked a question about it?

467 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:43:24am

re: #445 Baier

Keep your hands on the wheel where they can see them as well.

Great political theater and useful life tips, too! Thanks! (and FBV, too)

468 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:43:27am

re: #461 vxbush

I don’t know; I think I’m starting to get tired of the whole human race. Including myself.

When’s the next rocket off this rock?

You missed the launch of the Botany Bay last decade. You could have been in suspended animation with Khan Noonian Singh right now.

469 Pianobuff  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:43:59am

This is what Bill Cosby had to say about the incident…

“I’ve heard about five different reports [on the details of the arrest],” Cosby said on Boston’s WZLX. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”

“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said referring to the president’s remarks during last night’s press conference.

470 OldLineTexan  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:44:05am

re: #440 funky chicken

does remind on of Cynthia McKinney’s little punch-out with the Capitol Police, doesn’t it?

I don’t know this professor. McKinney is nuts, however.

471 wahabicorridor  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:44:29am

re: #441 Fat Bastard Vegetarian

BTW… VALUABLE TOOL FOR AVOIDING A MOVING VIOLATION TICKET…

Turn off your engine. Take the key’s out of the ignition, put them on the dashboard. Don’t dig in the glove-box until the cop is at your window and tell him you are going to get your registration.

Also, if it’s at night, turn on the dome light so the cop can see you. And keep your seat belt on until told it’s ok to remove to get to the glove box.

It works. Cops appreciate it.

472 Ojoe  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:44:29am

Race card

Play it moron

I am sooo tired of this.

This is better:

Twin dodge viper powered land speed Race Card. They are trying for 500 MPH.

473 vxbush  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:45:25am

re: #468 JamesTKirk

You missed the launch of the Botany Bay last decade. You could have been in suspended animation with Khan Noonian Singh right now.

Nah, he and I talked, but I just got this bad vibe during our conversation. He was just so full of himself, it was sickening.

Actually, I’m more interested in making it onto a cryogenic ship so I can be found by the Enterprise-D during the first season…

474 wahabicorridor  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:45:42am

re: #443 Kenneth

Two things are for sure, Tiger would be a better golfer:

And we’d get a much finer First Lady.

And in the Life Is Totally Unfair Dept.

She has an identical twin sister.

475 lincolntf  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:45:52am

re: #469 Pianobuff

“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said.

Good for the Cos, but if he’s really shocked he hasn’t been paying attention.

476 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:46:09am

re: #473 vxbush

Nah, he and I talked, but I just got this bad vibe during our conversation. He was just so full of himself, it was sickening.

Actually, I’m more interested in making it onto a cryogenic ship so I can be found by the Enterprise-D during the first season…

You want to get found by Picard?

477 vxbush  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:46:33am

re: #476 JamesTKirk

You want to get found by Picard?

No. Data. :D

478 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:46:33am
479 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:46:48am

re: #475 lincolntf

“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said.

Good for the Cos, but if he’s really shocked he hasn’t been paying attention.

He was busy eating Jello Pudding for the last year, and only turned on the TV yesterday.

480 Silvergirl  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:46:58am

re: #421 Sharmuta

Reid: No health care vote in Senate until fall

I think there’s a Michelle 0bama scandal brewing, though- so we can totally disregard this.

Upding for bringing that news here. Ending comment not really necessary.

481 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:47:50am

re: #301 zombie

You’re wrong. He said it constantly. “Let’s move beyond race,” etc. He harped on that theme frequently.

You’ll need to be more precise. I don’t recall that he has ever said that we can disregard the historical or current importance of race in America.

482 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:48:02am

re: #469 Pianobuff

This is what Bill Cosby had to say about the incident…

“I’ve heard about five different reports [on the details of the arrest],” Cosby said on Boston’s WZLX. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”

“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said referring to the president’s remarks during last night’s press conference.

Now there’s a man who would get a vote from me. Not because he’s African American, but because he’s a thinking human being.

483 ed_gibbon  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:48:18am

Just so I’m clear on this.

The President likes to be in possession of all the facts before he comments on: 1) the “situation” in Iran
2) the financial crisis last Sept
3) the Tali ban’s actions in Pakistan
4) etc., etc.
5) Michael Jackson for christ sake!

But…he’s willing, able and DOES pass judgment on an event that he can’t possibly know what really happened

484 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:48:24am

re: #465 avanti

I’ve been watching the financial channels tracking today’s bull market.

Today’s bull market? WTF is that - it’s an up market day. A bull market is a prolonged period in which investments rise at a rate higher than historical norms. If this run continues to 13-14K, over the next month or three, I’ll accept the definition of a bull market -but basically this is an up day and there are likely a number of reasons for it.

As for the duration, well, IMO, the negatives and prospective problems in the economy have not disappeared and the actions taken / planned by the Administration are doing nothing except delaying a lasting recovery.

485 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:48:51am

re: #424 MikeySDCA

“Dumbass professor” is redundant.

You need to parse that for me ?

486 wintercat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:48:56am

re: #439 Honorary Yooper

Perhaps it was used that way, but we can’t just go banning words willy-nilly simply because they sound like more offensive words

There was nothing willy-nilly about its use in that particular context.

487 Macker  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:48:59am

re: #469 Pianobuff

This is what Bill Cosby had to say about the incident…

“I’ve heard about five different reports [on the details of the arrest],” Cosby said on Boston’s WZLX. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”

“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said referring to the president’s remarks during last night’s press conference.

Linky please?

488 Sharmuta  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:49:15am

re: #480 Silvergirl

Upding for bringing that news here. Ending comment not really necessary.

Sorry. I’m a little salty. I’ll have some chocolate.

489 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:49:24am

re: #465 avanti

It’s funny, I’ve been watching the financial channels tracking today’s bull market. Only Fox business is spending most of the coverage on how bad things are going to be, instead of explaining why the market is going up.
It makes me wonder if the conservatives are staying out of the market more then the lefties.

*scratches head* What?
*falls to knees* Thank God for 3 wood…

490 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:49:43am
491 Desert Dog  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:49:59am

re: #489 HoosierHoops

*scratches head* What?
*falls to knees* Thank God for 3 wood…

Bull market or Bullsh*t market? :-)

492 Balian1193  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:50:15am

re: #484 Athos

There is a bull market because the market IS HAPPY THAT OBAMACARE IS HEADING FOR A DEFEAT. It’s as simple as that.

493 tjseagrove  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:50:29am

re: #482 Curt

I have always liked him. He is the funniest comedian I have ever heard and it can do it G rated. Grew up with Fat Albert on the telly and always loved him. President Cosby?? would make you stop and think I am sure…

494 Killgore Trout  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:50:30am

re: #465 avanti

It’s funny, I’ve been watching the financial channels tracking today’s bull market. Only Fox business is spending most of the coverage on how bad things are going to be, instead of explaining why the market is going up.
It makes me wonder if the conservatives are staying out of the market more then the lefties.

Interesting question. I doubt conservatives are staying out of the market more than liberals. I think on some level they understand that their doomsday rhetoric doesn’t match reality. Just like guys like Glenn Beck says that we’re a fascist country with an oppressive government but he’s never going to leave the country. The believe this stuff on some levels but not others. It’s a balancing act.

495 wintercat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:50:43am

re: #482 Curt

Now there’s a man who would get a vote from me. Not because he’s African American, but because he’s a thinking human being.

I like Cosby because he is an everyman. His life experiences are shared with millions of people. He reaches out to everyone and it is very easy to connect with him.

496 Kragar  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:50:59am

re: #488 Sharmuta

Sorry. I’m a little salty. I’ll have some chocolate.

Salty chocolate?

497 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:51:09am

re: #490 Iron Fist

So how do you judge a man? By the color of his skin, or the content of his character?

By the color of his shirt.

You over there — you in the red shirt. Stand in front of me on the next away mission.

498 jaunte  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:51:19am

re: #491 Desert Dog

Bull market or Bullsh*t market? :-)

After this week, you won’t be able to give it away.

499 SecondComing  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:51:22am

re: #136 KansasMom

If that house ever gets broken into, I guess Gates is on his own. No neighbor of his is going to call it in now!

Crowley was right to say that Gates should have been grateful that his neighbors cared enough to call the police and that the police took the situation seriously. Geesh.

If I was a criminal I would be planning it already.

500 kynna  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:51:41am

re: #478 Iron Fist

Cosby is straight up. He’s kind of like Thomas Sowell. If I disagree with him, I have to investigate why I believe what I do. I won’t necessarily change my mind, but I will look at my logic.

Bill Cosby (at the time the #1 highest paid entertainer) came out after Tawana Brawley and said something like “this is what a black person can expect in America.” I think he learned a valuable lesson there. He knows what he’s talking about.

501 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:51:46am

re: #493 tjseagrove

I have always liked him. He is the funniest comedian I have ever heard and it can do it G rated. Grew up with Fat Albert on the telly and always loved him. President Cosby?? would make you stop and think I am sure…

In preparation for becoming a father, I re-watched some of his old standup routines.

502 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:51:49am

re: #493 tjseagrove

I have always liked him. He is the funniest comedian I have ever heard and it can do it G rated. Grew up with Fat Albert on the telly and always loved him. President Cosby?? would make you stop and think I am sure…

Cosby spoke at my college commencement.

503 vxbush  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:51:49am

re: #497 JamesTKirk

By the color of his shirt.

You over there — you in the red shirt. Stand in front of me on the next away mission.

I’m going for a blue shirt. They rarely get killed.

504 Wendya  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:51:57am

re: #30 Sharmuta

This is another instance of manufactured outrage, imo. It has nothing to do with agreeing or disagree with the points, but it’s a distraction from more serious concerns. Political Theatre.

When the President of the United States calls out an individual citizen, it’s not manufactured outrage. Not knowing any of the facts of the case, Obama basically called the police officer a racist. I’m sure his family will be grateful to learn it’s no big deal.

505 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:52:31am
506 doppelganglander  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:52:35am

re: #455 Noam Sayin’

Yes. We’ve already established that the president is a race baiter. That doesn’t make it okay for others to engage in the same sort of thing.

Frankly, that anyone might think it’s cute or clever to start using words that almost no one does anymore, simply because they sound like the “N-word” but mean something completely different changes my opinion of you.

There’s only one reason you’re doing it. You’re a bigot.

Or maybe it’s just a pun thread run amok? You’re making a very serious accusation against someone based on one small thing.

507 SixDegrees  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:52:43am

The response to this that I’ve run into is pretty much universally bad for 0, at least around work and the neighborhood.

Other posters were reporting that reaction in Massachusetts was run very much against 0. Can anyone confirm that?

508 Mad Al-Jaffee  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:52:46am

re: #501 JamesTKirk

In preparation for becoming a father, I re-watched some of his old standup routines.

Did you ever feed your kids chocolate cake for breakfast?

509 lobo91  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:52:53am

re: #482 Curt

Now there’s a man who would get a vote from me. Not because he’s African American, but because he’s a thinking human being.

Which is exactly why he’ll never run for office, unfortunately.

510 Pianobuff  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:52:53am

re: #487 Macker

Linky please?

Bill Cosby ’shocked’ at Obama’s statement on Harvard prof’s arrest
By Jimmy Orr

Bill Cosby said he was “shocked” to hear President Obama weigh-in on the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. on a Boston radio show this morning. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”

On a Boston radio program this morning, Bill Cosby suggested that President Obama spoke too soon on the controversial arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates.

“I’ve heard about five different reports [on the details of the arrest],” Cosby said on Boston’s WZLX. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”

“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said referring to the president’s remarks during last night’s press conference.

The comedian appeared to have dialed his comments back a bit in a later interview on Boston’s FOX 25 television station. Cosby cautioned those from coming up with their own conclusions, but gave the president some leeway.

“People who have not been there, people who don’t know are beginning to have their own personal feelings, but they weren’t there,” Cosby said.

“Does this include the president?” asked the FOX25 reporter.

“It includes everybody,” Cosby said. “[But] I would have to take into consideration that he lived in Cambridge for some time so he may know more than he’s saying about situations of that sort,” Cosby said.

511 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:53:11am

re: #490 Iron Fist

So how do you judge a man? By the color of his skin, or the content of his character?

managed to point someone at the MLK speech this AM, a person who said they thought discussions about too much weight on “diversity” in the Navy was just a bunch of white guys complaining. No response yet.

I’m thinking if MLK was alive today, he may be at the White House gate, Louisville Slugger in hand, hollering something about “Barack, get out here! Just what part of ‘I Have a Dream” didn’t you get?” But then, MLK was a rational man with real vision…so…he’d really be without a bat…

512 lawhawk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:53:19am

re: #465 avanti

Why is the market going up today?

NYT pulled a profit out of its quarterly a$$.
Ford pulled a profit without taking any federal funds like Chrysler or GM.
Unemployment figures.
Housing figures.

Now, why is there still serious problems with the economy?
Chrysler and GM are still unclear on the concept of selling cars to those who want them and making a profit on the transaction.
Unemployment figures.
Housing figures.
Consumer sentiment.
Credit woes continue.
Inflation concerns.
Energy prices.

Some parts of the country may be on the mend, but others have yet to fully feel the effects of the recession. Then, some parts of the country have barely seen any of the porkfest monies, while other areas that didn’t need it got it to excess. And that adds to the concerns about the long term health for the economy given that we’ve (and by we I mean our grandkids, etc.) got pay for all this at some point.

513 Gearhead  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:53:20am

I’m wondering what Gates did to piss off his neighbor.

If he treats a cop like that, he must be a blast to share a property line with.

514 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:53:26am

re: #497 JamesTKirk

By the color of his shirt.

You over there — you in the red shirt. Stand in front of me on the next away mission.

hahahaha. The red shirt signaled, “you’re a gonner.” So did that fact that no one ever saw that actor before.

515 wintercat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:53:33am

re: #505 Iron Fist

BTW, OT, and apropos of nothing, I bought the Girlfriend an engagement ring yesterday. She doesn’t know about it, so keep quite :-)

Oh, how sweet. Are you planning a romantic proposal?

516 Eowyn2  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:53:37am

re: #12 Occasional Reader

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton warns North Korea that it has “no friends”.

She also threatned to send nasty text messages about North Korea to all the other kids at school.


Did you see what Kim Jong was wearing

517 wintercat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:54:11am

re: #508 Mad Al-Jaffee

Did you ever feed your kids chocolate cake for breakfast?

I served cake and ice cream once. :)

518 lawhawk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:54:11am

re: #497 JamesTKirk

Scotty was the only Red Shirt who could get away with that - the exception to the rule.

519 Honorary Yooper  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:54:16am

re: #496 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Salty chocolate?

Where’s Chef?

520 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:54:39am

re: #508 Mad Al-Jaffee

Did you ever feed your kids chocolate cake for breakfast?

There are eggs in chocolate cake. And milk. And wheat. That’s nutrition!

/These are not your children.

521 vxbush  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:54:39am

re: #515 wintercat

Oh, how sweet. Are you planning a romantic proposal?

And I know her, don’t I?

**happy dance**

522 Kragar  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:54:49am

re: #497 JamesTKirk

By the color of his shirt.

You over there — you in the red shirt. Stand in front of me on the next away mission.

The away team will be Kirk, Spock, Bones and Ensign Stevens. Guess who won’t come back?

523 vxbush  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:54:53am

re: #517 wintercat

I served cake and ice cream once. :)

Chocolate pudding pie. Absolutely wonderful for breakfast.

524 jill e  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:55:03am

Now we’ve got Chris Matthews saying that Obama said that this was a classic case of racial profiling. Even though Obama did not say that, imbeciles like Matthews just take off and make up their own stories.

525 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:55:08am

re: #493 tjseagrove

I have always liked him. He is the funniest comedian I have ever heard and it can do it G rated. Grew up with Fat Albert on the telly and always loved him. President Cosby?? would make you stop and think I am sure…

That’s my other thought…He’d be great at press conferences…and in speeches. And he’d not have to attend Toastmasters to quit getting fined a quarter for each “uh.”

Also, I grew up in Seattle and know about Bobo.

526 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:55:19am
527 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:55:39am

re: #505 Iron Fist

shh. good luck {Iron}.

528 VioletTiger  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:55:50am

re: #469 Pianobuff

This is what Bill Cosby had to say about the incident…

“I’ve heard about five different reports [on the details of the arrest],” Cosby said on Boston’s WZLX. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”

“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said referring to the president’s remarks during last night’s press conference.


Bill Cosby is a classy guy and he is not afraid to be honest and speak his mind.

529 Ezekiel2517  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:56:02am

An enterprising black burglar in Cambridge could probably have a field day in Gates’s neighborhood after this.

530 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:56:07am

re: #505 Iron Fist

You got that right. I’m selling my house while you can still sell one. Me and the girlfriend are planning on staying in hers for at least five years. Weather this thing together.

BTW, OT, and apropos of nothing, I bought the Girlfriend an engagement ring yesterday. She doesn’t know about it, so keep quite :-)

Quite. Quite right.

/congrats

531 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:56:24am

re: #322 reine.de.tout

But he apparently was NOT ok with the police responding,

His complaint had to do with the nature of the response, not the fact of it.

532 Kragar  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:56:39am

re: #503 vxbush

I’m going for a blue shirt. They rarely get killed.

I’m going for the mismatched techno-swashbuckler. They get the chicks and the Federation always backs them up if they get into any real trouble.

533 Chasing Zero  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:56:39am

Definition of irony: Man breaks into his own house. Concerned neighbor calls police. Police question man. Man goes nuclear on police. Police arrest man for Disordely Conduct. Arrested man can’t lock his door because of damage to the door caused by a previous Break-In. Beautiful.

534 JamesTKirk  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:57:49am

re: #518 lawhawk

Scotty was the only Red Shirt who could get away with that - the exception to the rule.

He never got killed, but he was framed for murder in “Wolf in the Fold”, the one who started the fight with the Klingons in “The Trouble with Tribbles”, and so on. There’s a reason why he stayed in the engine room and avoided leaving the ship whenever possible. The red shirt didn’t kill him, but he still felt its inimical effects nonetheless.

535 Buck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:58:02am

re: #522 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

The away team will be Kirk, Spock, Bones and Ensign Stevens. Guess who won’t come back?

Sure but the guy who played Stevens gets to go be paid to go to the Start Trek Conventions…

536 Fat Bastard Vegetarian  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:58:24am

re: #483 ed_gibbon

clear as a bell.

537 Land Shark  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:58:50am

re: #446 Killgore Trout

What a moron. There’s plenty to criticize about Obama without acting like a bigot. What makes it worst is that the MSM will always highlight when a conservative says something racist, but when a liberal does it they get a pass. And they will use incidents like that to portray his conservative critics as racists and not have to deal with the substance of the criticism. Whether we like it or not, that’s how it is.

538 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:58:57am

re: #502 Mad Al-Jaffee

Cosby spoke at my college commencement.


Cool! What school?

539 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:59:35am
540 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:59:44am

re: #484 Athos

Today’s bull market? WTF is that - it’s an up market day. A bull market is a prolonged period in which investments rise at a rate higher than historical norms. If this run continues to 13-14K, over the next month or three, I’ll accept the definition of a bull market -but basically this is an up day and there are likely a number of reasons for it.

As for the duration, well, IMO, the negatives and prospective problems in the economy have not disappeared and the actions taken / planned by the Administration are doing nothing except delaying a lasting recovery.

bull market Definition
“A prolonged period in which investment prices rise faster than their historical average. Bull markets can happen as a result of an economic recovery, an economic boom, or investor psychology.”

I was just repeating the description I heard on TV. If 40% rise in six months does not meet the definition, it was the fault of the reporter and I will defer to 3 Wood for a definition of the current market. A quick check of Google seems to show it needs more time then two quarters, but 3 Wood will know.

541 DaddyG  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:59:48am

re: #508 Mad Al-Jaffee

Did you ever feed your kids chocolate cake for breakfast?

Absolutely! Dr. Cosby told me it was healthy.

542 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:00:00am

re: #325 redstateredneck

At least he was there. He’s called on reporters that weren’t present before since the questions are submitted prior to the “press conference”.

That is not true. He has a list of people to call on, but he does not know the questions in advance. The usual order has been to call on reporters from the wire services, then the networks and big newspapers, and then smaller outlets. Obama has varied that somewhat to incude reporters from other outlets.

543 Land Shark  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:00:53am

re: #476 JamesTKirk


Forget Picard, I want to be found by Diana Troy or Dr. Crusher. Yowza! ;-)

544 turn  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:01:19am

re: #505 Iron Fist

You got that right. I’m selling my house while you can still sell one. Me and the girlfriend are planning on staying in hers for at least five years. Weather this thing together.

BTW, OT, and apropos of nothing, I bought the Girlfriend an engagement ring yesterday. She doesn’t know about it, so keep quite :-)

IF you dirty dawg you. I wish you the best of luck.

545 Silvergirl  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:01:20am

I’ve been thinking that if my neighbors called the cops if I locked myself out of the house, I’d be thankful they were watching out for me, but my first reaction would be, “Why didn’t you recognize me?” I know my neighbors in varying degrees, some by name and enough to talk with, others by sight. Is a well known professor not known is his own neighborhood? Why? Does he need to get out more, or do the neighbors have bad eyesight?

546 wahabicorridor  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:01:54am

re: #505 Iron Fist

BTW, OT, and apropos of nothing, I bought the Girlfriend an engagement ring yesterday. She doesn’t know about it, so keep quite :-)

She’s a VERY lucky girl - and she told me she knows it too!

547 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:02:00am

Obama at a record low on Gallup today at 55%, up a point on Rasmussen at 51%

548 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:02:33am

re: #455 Noam Sayin’

According to the LGF Spy tool, you are still online. I would really appreciate if you came back here and clarified this point:

There’s only one reason you’re doing it. You’re a bigot.

Did you just call me a bigot? If so, I take great offense at that. Or were you using the pronoun “you” in a general way and was not referring to me specifically?

549 humpty dumpty was pushed  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:03:09am

Maybe some good will come out of this incident. Cops endure verbal abuse and hostility from unreasonable people they protect every day. Most of these guys have the patience of Jobe with the general public. Cities have great difficulty recruiting and retaining officers and people like the professor are part of the problem. This issue needs more light on it and the President may have inadvertently started a discussion sanctimonious cop-haters don`t want to have.

550 ladycatnip  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:03:17am

#469 Pianobuff

This is what Bill Cosby had to say about the incident…

“I’ve heard about five different reports [on the details of the arrest],” Cosby said on Boston’s WZLX. “If I’m the president of the United States, I don’t care how much pressure people want to put on it about race, I’m keeping my mouth shut.”

“I was shocked to hear the president making this kind of statement,” Cosby said referring to the president’s remarks during last night’s press conference.

Cosby in 2012.

551 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:03:20am
552 Cygnus  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:03:25am

re: #508 Mad Al-Jaffee

Did you ever feed your kids chocolate cake for breakfast?

And then see your wife have a connipton?

553 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:04:00am

re: #543 Land Shark

Forget Picard, I want to be found by Diana Troy or Dr. Crusher. Yowza! ;-)

7 of 9, please!

554 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:04:36am

Charles: You know what KT reminds me of?
A scout..He plums the depths of hell and returns to report to LGF.
He brings us information…
Some days you just want to sit him down and give him a drink of water and have him take a rest…He is a good guy who has taken shots…Cause i guess some people shoot the messenger instead of reading the message..Kudo’s the Killgore for setting foot in places I never could never visit..
And Kudo’s to you for fucking sticking up for him…
I am writing a guest post on another blog about how one night I ran into a bunch of banned lizards on a site…It is going to be a funny post…All the excuses of why you banned them…It was a war till 4am meeting them all again…I didn’t do nothing..Charles is so mean to me…Oh yea…Remember the post where you wanted to Nuke all Muslims? Forget about that? It’s going to be fun… My point is this…People forget about how you will always cover a lizards back..How you believe integrity means something in a crazy political world…How you warn people more than once..and when they flip out then they get banned…
You have my respect Charles.
/oh…How could you have banned iamtoast when all they were doing was rubbing his dog’s belly and just lurking at LGF? We cover that *wink*
The guest post is going to be fun
Kind regards Charles

555 midwestgak  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:04:41am

re: #542 JustMyView

And you know this because … ?

556 debutaunt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:04:41am

re: #540 avanti

bull market Definition
“A prolonged period in which investment prices rise faster than their historical average. Bull markets can happen as a result of an economic recovery, an economic boom, or investor psychology.”

I was just repeating the description I heard on TV. If 40% rise in six months does not meet the definition, it was the fault of the reporter and I will defer to 3 Wood for a definition of the current market. A quick check of Google seems to show it needs more time then two quarters, but 3 Wood will know.

PLease back up your statements. A bull market?

557 JacksonTn  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:05:01am

re: #548 Kenneth

re: #455 Noam Sayin’

According to the LGF Spy tool, you are still online. I would really appreciate if you came back here and clarified this point:

Did you just call me a bigot? If so, I take great offense at that. Or were you using the pronoun “you” in a general way and was not referring to me specifically?

Kenneth … not sure but I think it shows you online for a little while even if you are logged out … but not really really sure …

558 debutaunt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:06:28am

re: #547 avanti

Obama at a record low on Gallup today at 55%, up a point on Rasmussen at 51%

“I could prove God statistically.” - George Gallup

559 Cygnus  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:06:59am

re: #525 Curt

That’s my other thought…He’d be great at press conferences…and in speeches. And he’d not have to attend Toastmasters to quit getting fined a quarter for each “uh.”

Also, I grew up in Seattle and know about Bobo.

While taking French in Junior High, we were all given French names. By sheer bad luck, I was assigned ‘Fifi’. Yes, the name of Bobo’s mate. I took a lot of crap for that. Just one of the lovely memories I have of Junior High school bullies.

560 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:07:01am
561 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:07:08am

re: #557 JacksonTn

Yes, Charles explained there is some latency.

562 HoosierHoops  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:07:25am

re: #505 Iron Fist

You got that right. I’m selling my house while you can still sell one. Me and the girlfriend are planning on staying in hers for at least five years. Weather this thing together.

BTW, OT, and apropos of nothing, I bought the Girlfriend an engagement ring yesterday. She doesn’t know about it, so keep quite :-)

That is frigging awesome!
I am very happy for you… Congrads!

563 Eowyn2  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:07:26am

re: #393 SanFranciscoZionist

“Oh, you’re breaking into Professor Gates’ house? Key’s under the mat. I don’t know his security codes, but we have one of those boxes—just hit 1 three times. Come on by for some lemonade when you’re done, you hear?”

According to the report, the locking mechanism didn’t work due to a PREVIOUS B&E and now he’s PISSED that the police showed up.
wow

564 Dianna  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:07:46am

re: #437 lobo91

I used it for about 3 days. Had to uninstall it and go bck to IE7 when I finally figured out that IE8 apparently doesn’t work with Outlook Web Access, which meant that I couldn’t get to my work email remotely.

I now feel like I have a clue about why my machine was so unhappy this morning. My boss used IE8 yesterday, while I was gone.

565 avanti  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:07:49am

re: #558 debutaunt

“I could prove God statistically.” - George Gallup

My point was, he’s down 8 from his highs.

566 jcbunga  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:08:37am

Let me be clear update:

Let me be clear, he was not calling the officer stupid,” Gibbs told reporters as Obama landed in Cleveland for two health care events Thursday. He said Obama felt that “at a certain point the situation got far out of hand” at Gates’ home last week

Why the F*?k is the president—and we know he’s the president cuz he keeps pointing that out—injecting himself into a local law enforcement matter?

Butt out and get back to dismantling the largest economy on the planet you jerk.

567 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:08:49am

re: #559 Cygnus

While taking French in Junior High, we were all given French names. By sheer bad luck, I was assigned ‘Fifi’. Yes, the name of Bobo’s mate. I took a lot of crap for that. Just one of the lovely memories I have of Junior High school bullies.

:) LOL! That’s funny…but only if you get the inside baseball of it all.

568 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:09:11am
569 Cygnus  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:09:29am

re: #543 Land Shark

Forget Picard, I want to be found by Diana Troy or Dr. Crusher. Yowza! ;-)

No, no - Commander Riker. Woo-hoo!

570 Killian Bundy  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:09:48am

The definition of a bull market is a 20% gain from a previous low. We are currently in a bull market.

/a bear market is the reverse

572 Dianna  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:10:49am

re: #562 HoosierHoops

That is frigging awesome!
I am very happy for you… Congrads!

Is Iron Fist still around? If so, I echo HoosierHoops!

Convey my respects to the GF! And congrats to you, Iron Fist, you are extraordinarily lucky!

573 BeerDrinking_VictoryMonkey  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:10:51am

re: #543 Land Shark

Forget Picard, I want to be found by Diana Troy or Dr. Crusher. Yowza! ;-)

I used to work with a woman who looked just like Dr. Crusher. Sigh.

574 vxbush  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:11:22am

re: #569 Cygnus

No, no - Commander Riker. Woo-hoo!

Riker is good; no doubt. But the character of Data always fascinated me more. I could sit and have conversations with him for hours—at least, I’ve always thought I could.

575 HippieforLife  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:11:23am

Who knew that “dickhed” was a race?/

576 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:11:30am

re: #568 Iron Fist

God or Obama?

:-)

God doesn’t need no stinkin’ polls…or badges. Dude can toss earth sized objects into Jupiter on a whim…take that George Gallup!

577 badger1970  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:11:32am

re: #493 tjseagrove

Chocolate cake for breakfast. Sure it has eggs, flour milk…

578 redstateredneck  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:11:54am

re: #555 midwestgak

And you know this because … ?

What I was wondering…

579 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:13:49am

re: #505 Iron Fist

Best wishes to you and your GF. I wish you two all the happiness in the world.

580 Athos  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:14:25am

re: #540 avanti

What 40% rise in 6 months? 6 months ago the DJIA was 8228 - including the nearly 200 points from today, it’s up 880 points - 11%…and there are lots of reasons for a spike today as listed by Lawhawk. (Just for perspective - a year ago the DJIA was 11370 - which has the present at about a 20% decline).

Simple historical facts to consider:

During the Carter years, he was loved by the media and the investors viewpoint was generally negative. The investors were right.
During the Reagan years, he was hated by the media and the investors were very positive. The investors were right.
During the Bush 43 years, he was hated by the media and the investros were very positive. The investors were right.

Today, Obama is loved by the media and the investors are generally negative given the policies and actions he’s implemented and advcating - higher taxes, higher regulations, bigger government, etc. Do you think the investors are wrong this time? If so why?

As for the inference that Fox Business is anti-Obama perhaps that has less to do with ideology and more to do with the anti-business and fiscally irresponsible actions promoted by Obama and many of his party which directly contributed to the current economic conditions…and that the spin from CNBC has more to do with GE / NBC’s love affair with all things Obama…than with a real debate about the economic impacts of a quadrupling of the deficit (despite his lies about ‘inheriting’ one - like this WaPo chart.) and the other actions (like last night’s walk back from no tax increases for the middle class).

581 Wendya  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:16:19am

re: #545 Silvergirl

I’ve been thinking that if my neighbors called the cops if I locked myself out of the house, I’d be thankful they were watching out for me, but my first reaction would be, “Why didn’t you recognize me?” I know my neighbors in varying degrees, some by name and enough to talk with, others by sight. Is a well known professor not known is his own neighborhood? Why? Does he need to get out more, or do the neighbors have bad eyesight?

He rents the house from Harvard and apparently he travels a lot. I recognize most of my neighbors by sight but if they had their backs to me and were trying to force a door open, I’d be concerned enough to notify someone.

582 SecondComing  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:20:35am

Let’s stop for a minute and think why he pulled out the race card on his healthcare world tour. I’ll just sum it up in one sentence: “If you don’t support my healthcare plan you’re racist.”

583 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:21:28am

re: #547 avanti

He might go lower. Many people are starting to get the impression that the BHO HMO is being foisted on them and they don’t like it. It might be the greatest thing since sliced bread—but if the perception is that is is being jammed down the throat, then no matter what, people will not accept it.

There is the chance that this could break his presidency if he succeeds. If he fails, then he can fall back.

584 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:22:08am

re: #582 SecondComing

Let’s stop for a minute and think why he pulled out the race card on his healthcare world tour. I’ll just sum it up in one sentence: “If you don’t support my healthcare plan you’re racist.”

He’s played that card before in the campaign. Didn’t he use a charged word once or twice on the trail?

585 debutaunt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:22:08am

re: #570 Killian Bundy

The definition of a bull market is a 20% gain from a previous low. We are currently in a bull market.

/a bear market is the reverse

Thank you. I sincerely doubted that he knew what it meant.

586 experiencedtraveller  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:24:48am

A full professor at Harvard makes $192,000 thousand a year.

587 jcm  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:24:54am

re: #542 JustMyView

That is not true. He has a list of people to call on, but he does not know the questions in advance. The usual order has been to call on reporters from the wire services, then the networks and big newspapers, and then smaller outlets. Obama has varied that somewhat to incude reporters from other outlets.

Like the Health Care Town Hall?

You know the one where he gave the poor cancer patient a big hug?

The cancer patient who turned out to be a democrat party operative?

Just like that?

588 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:25:31am

re: #584 calcajun

He’s played that card before in the campaign. Didn’t he use a charged word once or twice on the trail?

That’s the sort of thing a typical white person would say.

589 experiencedtraveller  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:26:06am

re: #586 experiencedtraveller

A full professor at Harvard makes $192,000 thousand a year.

/Preview is my friend…

590 calcajun  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:27:07am

re: #588 Kenneth

That’s the sort of thing a typical white person would say.

Hmpfh. I am anything but “typical”. Just ask my wife./

591 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:34:15am

re: #555 midwestgak

And you know this because … ?

I’ve heard this description from multiple sources, including reporters who participated in this administration and the previous one. If you look back at tapes of GWB’s press conferences, you can see him look down to get the name of the next questioner.

592 hazzyday  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:34:28am

re: #462 Charles

You don’t get a vote, and yes, I’m sick and tired of this crap. Killgore Trout has contributed a lot of value to LGF, and the people who are trying to drive him off the site are not welcome here.

Yes Kilgore has contributed a lot of value. In a public forum people evolve most that make assertions and then refine them based on what others say. I admire Kilgore for the volume of productive content.

Where people are taking issue with him is that a lot of his commentary has some illusion built into it that just seems to be there to get a rise out of readers. That can be good I guess. We wouldn’t want it bland. Time will tell. Again I am not one to criticize because I am too chicken to put myself out there like that, though it would probably be good for me to follow the KT example. I would be a smarter person.

Karma here is biting KT in the butt. About a year ago he posted that things were changing at LGF and some of his friends would be leaving it. And he would miss them. My eyebrows raised up at that statement and I have always remembered it. It defines my reading of KT content. Maybe I am reading too much into it.

593 [deleted]  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:37:36am
594 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:37:57am

re: #563 Eowyn2

According to the report, the locking mechanism didn’t work due to a PREVIOUS B&E and now he’s PISSED that the police showed up.
wow

Once again, he was not pissed that they showed up. Hs complaint had to do with how they treated him when they got there.

595 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:42:44am

re: #594 JustMyView

Once again, he was not pissed that they showed up. Hs complaint had to do with how they treated him when they got there.

Yet he takes no responsibility for how he treated the police who showed up to help him.

596 JustMyView  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:44:41am

re: #587 jcm

Like the Health Care Town Hall?

You know the one where he gave the poor cancer patient a big hug?

The cancer patient who turned out to be a democrat party operative?

Just like that?

That was not a press conference. And, for the record, I don’t like the idea of meetings with pre-selected audiences at all. I didn’t like it when Bush did it, and I don’t like it any better when Obama does it.

597 harrylook  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:48:00am

0bama’s a race-baiting asshole, like your typical Wright follower. My two cents…

598 theheat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:50:44am

re: #446 Killgore Trout

I saw far worse before and after the election, and there was no way they could be misconstrued, having a double meaning, whatever. They were all sent by people active in conservative groups/churchers. When I said that was the kind of shit I’d expect to get if I frequented Stormfront, and don’t send that crap to me, they said I didn’t have a sense of humor.

Real racism sucks. People that send these little jokes around - they suck something fierce. This “hey, it’s just between friends / real conservatives that know the scoop” outright racist shit is gd appalling.

These aren’t anybody’s “friends”.

599 apachegunner  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:51:32am

re: #266 MandyManners

Oh, go piss up a rope.

pardon me for updinging this nitwit I missed the negative button and can’t take it back. I guess someone should downding me to keep the karma score straight

600 apachegunner  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:52:16am

re: #327 apachegunner

pardon me for updinging this nitwit I missed the negative button and can’t take it back. I guess someone should downding me to keep the karma score straight

not you mandy I mean phillip

601 jantjepietje  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:53:40am

First stating that you don’t know all the facts and then giving a very strong opinion on it seem to contradict especially with Obama who has such a ‘always stay cool’ image. Maybe he got emotional because the issue is close to him I guess.

btw as far as I understand it (i didn’t follow this issue that closely) this guy got arrest after he identified himself as the home owner that does seem odd to me it logical for the police to investigate a suspected break in but once someone identifies himself shouldn’t the case be closed?

602 smoot  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:55:54am

I don’t know enough about what the police did to judge whether they’re racist or not, but that’s not what really concerns me. I think Gates is playing the race card against the police. What concerns me is that someone who lives in this upscale Cambridge neighborhood of ivory-tower, self-congratulatory, morality-dictating, left-wing snobs actually called the cops on his own neighbor—a black man—trying to get into his own home.

To everyone in this messed up city who ever dared to tell me that Israel should be boycotted, that Bush/Cheney should be brought up on charges of war crimes, that that I can not make a right turn on red, all because these are the moral things to do: well guess what, assholes? You did this. Feeling all high and mighty now?

603 gander  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:55:57am

Henry Louis Gates Jr. : neo-racist.

604 theheat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:56:06am

re: #601 jantjepietje

He didn’t immediately provide identification, and got all snotty and insulting to the police about ti.

You start calling police naughty words, you can just about guarantee your ass will be arrested. That pretty much trumps everything, right there. It’s called common sense. The professor appeared to lack any, given the situation.

605 monkeybrau  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 11:58:55am

The AP story I just read is terribly misinformed. It’s so easy to verify the information, it seems like astonishing misdirection by AP’s Mr. Bablington.

“… by citing Gates on a resisting arrest charge, which was quickly dropped.”

He was never charged with resisting arrest. He was charged with DISORDERLY conduct, which the report and radio traffic recordings will certainly illustrate. The AP needs to get their facts straight, or is the writer such a narrow-minded, indoctrinated lefty that he salivates over another police-brutality-minority-smackdown “resisting arrest” controversy and his ideology does the writing? Listening to the interview of the good Seargant on Radio, he sounds like a very credible, upstanding and thoughtful police officer to about 90% of America. I’m sure he would have greatly preferred to not have to arrest this addled professor.

606 harrylook  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:00:10pm

re: #604 theheat

He didn’t immediately provide identification, and got all snotty and insulting to the police about ti.

You start calling police naughty words, you can just about guarantee your ass will be arrested. That pretty much trumps everything, right there. It’s called common sense. The professor appeared to lack any, given the situation.

No kidding. However, not exactly shocking behavoir coming from an “african american studies” professor, who make careers out of preaching victimhood and paranoia… Similar to the “middle eastern studies” professors…

607 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:05:13pm

re: #548 Kenneth

re: #455 Noam Sayin’

According to the LGF Spy tool, you are still online. I would really appreciate if you came back here and clarified this point:


Did you just call me a bigot? If so, I take great offense at that. Or were you using the pronoun “you” in a general way and was not referring to me specifically?

Yes, I’m still on line, but I’m at work. We can deal with this later.

608 monkeybrau  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:05:22pm

Also, the AP report says:

“but he did not obey the officer’s order to step outside, and after words were exchanged, he was arrested. “

Where did the reporter get this account? It’s clear from the seargants interview and the police report that Gates followed the officer out and continued the haranguing. I’m just furious that the AP and it’s long arms get to re-write the narrative on this. Furious.

609 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:06:32pm

re: #607 Noam Sayin’

And, yes. I was using “you” in a general sense - within an if/then statement.

610 poteen  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:07:58pm

Don’t know about Cambridge but the cops I know (about 10 including family members) would have walked away after determining that it was his house and written a report documenting his outburst.
If he didn’t assault the officers and no neighbor wanted to sign a complaint, while they can arrest him, it was unlikely any DA would pursue charges, and they didn’t.
IMO Gates is a cockroach making a living off other peoples tribulations. But while my support is with Crowley and police in general, It looks like he took the bait and gave Gates what he wanted.

Armchair QB I know, just sayin’.

611 gander  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:11:08pm

It seems like race relations in the US are in a back-slide. I blame the self-loathing European-Americans… and people who think like Barbara Boxer. I’m not sure what you’d call that. They are the enablers of the Al Sharptons of the world.

612 Rexatosis  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:14:53pm

Interesting that Pres. Obama can come out before knowing the facts and express an opinion on Prof. Gates interaction with the Cambridge Police but needed over a week to figure out the Iranian Thugocracy was beating the crap out of and killing those in Iran who wanted free and fair elections.

613 HippieforLife  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:16:23pm

I thought it was a little ironic to find out that the reason the professor was having a hard time opening his door was because his house had been broken into prior to this.

614 Curt  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:18:59pm

re: #593 Iron Fist

That put a smile on my face. Indeed. God doesn’t need my accolades. But still we worship.

Besides…whenever man tries to play God (or tell God how to do things)…boy do we ever screw ourselves…Like hejust “let’s us have it our way,” but that’s the plan anyhow, ins’t it? :)

615 hanoch  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 12:51:45pm

re: #30 Sharmuta

I disagree for two (at least) reasons:

First, I think it is a big deal when someone with the stature of the President of the United States effectively attempts to stoke enmity between the races. This is particularly true here when Obama consistently attempts to portray himself as “uniter” and a reasonable pragmatist who purportedly “like[s] to know what [he is] talking about before [he] speak[s]”. This situation gives a revealing look at Obama’s true colors, which are not very pretty.

Second, this officer and his family are the victims of a vicious slander. As someone else here posted, it will not come as a surprise to anyone if this officer’s life is turned upside-down by the media and the race-baiters in an effort to hunt for any dirt they can find on him. We have all seen how this ugly attack machine works. The more the true facts can be publicized, the better for him and all others who are the unfortunate victims of race-baiting leftists.

616 Kenneth  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 1:07:00pm

re: #609 Noam Sayin’

Thank you for clarifying that. You are welcome to disagree with anything I post, but it would be beyond offensive to suggest that anything I have ever written here is racist or bigoted.

617 descolada9  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 1:10:04pm

I will have to disagree with Crowley on one point, this is exactly what I would expect out of a Harvard prof.

Once the dust has settled expect this to be on the same horizon as the Duke Lacrosse case. Those accused will be proven innocent and the media will be silent about the correction.

618 tats66  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 1:39:32pm

As a former police officer (now a Emergency/Flight RN), I can tell you that police officers look at good guys vs bad guys…not the color of anyones skin. First, the officer was CALLED to the scene, and without hesitation performed his duty and at risk to himself, PROTECTED this “professor”s residence…it turned out that it was the owner, but the officer had no way of knowing that, it seems to me the so called professor is the racist, already on the defensive because a ‘white” officer was confronting him.

If the Professor had acted in appreciation to the fact that these officers had responded to SERVE HIS INTERESTS, and been willing to produce ID right away, then I am sure it would have been resolved with a handshake and a “thanks officer!”, but instead the professor wanted to play the race card because “the man” had dared question his elitist identity…

Once it was escalated and the officer made the call to address the disorderly conduct, he had to follow through, he couldn’t really back off, then he really would be facing liability. If he had enough to initiate the action he would not be able to justify why he made the call in the field to reverse his own arrest…this might not make sense unless you have been a police officer, but its the way of the world in law enforcement. I do not doubt that this officer, like countless others, would sacrifice his life to protect anyone, regardless of race, to include this POS professor.

As to the Messiah, Ive said it before, he made his comments, out of ignorance, and also because he is the SAME person he was when he was chillin with his pal Ayers and and his favorite Reverend…he didn’t like the country or “tha man” then, and I dint think he does now.

/catching breath, rant over.

619 tats66  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 1:41:06pm

Quickly, let me acknowledge, I’m speaking of the vast majority of officers, not the exceptions to the rule that I’m sure some were rarin to note in response.

620 Tats66  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 1:49:35pm

I’m sorry, but I also wanted to note the attention paid to the fact the charges were dropped…that not at all unusual…I can list dozens and dozens of sexual assaults, manslaughters, DWIs, Agg assaults on Police Officers etc that are dropped by the DA, cases that either couldn’t be won, or were not politically expedient to pursue, or cases that they knew to be in the right, but just not worth the effort to pursue…in Texas a Disorderly is the equivalent of a traffic citation, both class c misdemeanors…

621 victor_yugo  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 1:52:20pm

Once the suspicion of a crime is established as spurious, barring obvious evidence of another crime, what grounds do the police have to remain on the property?

The same mentality was present in spades in the Scooter Libby prosecution: “If we can’t get you for this first thing, we’ll get you for any little mis-step you take in our investigation.” And they’ll keep “investigating” until they come up with something to haul him in for.

Bullshit. If the officers of the law and of the court shouldn’t be pursuing someone for that first thing, the target of their aggression should be free to tell them to fuck off.

622 mattm  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 1:54:30pm

Ad if it was a breakin and the cops did not investigate properly you can bet that hat the Prof. would call it racist too.

623 Tats66  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 2:02:10pm

re: #621 victor_yugo

If the initiation of the disorderly begun before it was clear the professor was who he said he was, then the officers weren’t wrong for pursuing the charge. Just because an officer might stop me because I’m driving a car matching the description of a robbery suspect, and then its clear I am not the one, doesn’t give me license to act like an asshole and tell the officer to fuck off, especially in public.

I just guess I have a different perspective since I have actually been an officer and been through those types of calls. We’re used to putting our asses on the line for dip shits that don’t appreciate it, or even hate us, or, heaven forbid, tell us to fuck off.

624 mich-again  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 2:40:42pm

re: #621 victor_yugo

If the officers of the law and of the court shouldn’t be pursuing someone for that first thing, the target of their aggression should be free to tell them to fuck off.

Good luck with that strategy. Let me know how it works out.

625 pre-Boomer Marine brat  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 2:45:30pm

Drive-by, late post, but this is the thread it belongs in.

Slanted Headline Of The Day award goes to Yahoo/AP

Cop who arrested black scholar is profiling expert

“Cop” … “profiling expert” … got that image?
“Black scholar” … got that image too?
Now read the first two paragraphs of the article:

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press Writer

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on understanding racial profiling.

Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class about racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy after being hand-picked for the job by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black, said Academy Director Thomas Fleming.

OH! … You mean THAT kind of “profiling expert” ?!?!

In fairness to Lavoie, the author, some two-bit (and anonymous) headline writer is probably the one who’s guilty of this.

626 haavamaal  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 2:56:00pm

Having watched the video and listened to a radio interview with the officer it is obvious that he is taking the moral high ground. He is handling this situation very well.

627 soxfan4life  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 3:10:41pm

re: #610 poteen

Gates wants Crowley to beg forgiveness, Crowley refuses to. I think Sgt. Crowley’s apology should go like this, “Professor Gates I am sorry that I risked my life responding to a 911 call that may have included your life or property being in danger. You have my assurances it will never happen again.”

628 soxfanscott  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 3:49:32pm

It seems Obama has had his own issues with the Cambridge Authorities…

Boston Globe …

Somerville News…

Obama finally pays local parking tickets

By George P. Hassett, Senior Editor

“Before Barack Obama was a United States senator and a presidential hopeful, he was a Harvard University law student living in Somerville who parked in bus stops and accumulated hundreds of dollars in parking tickets. And for nearly two decades those parking tickets went unpaid, until a representative of Obama’s settled all his outstanding debts with Cambridge’s Traffic, Parking and Transportation Department Jan. 26.

Obama attended Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991. During his time at Harvard, Obama lived at 365 Broadway in Somerville, according to his parking tickets. Records from the Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation office show that between Oct. 5, 1988 and Jan. 12, 1990 Obama was cited for 17 traffic violations, sometimes committing two in the same day. The abuses included parking in a resident permit area, parking in a bus stop and failing to pay the meter. Twelve of Obama’s 17 tickets were given to him on Massachusetts Avenue.

In one eight day stretch in 1988, Obama was cited seven times for parking violations and was fined $45. Thirteen of the 17 violations occurred within one month in 1988.

Obama’s disobedience of the rules of the road earned him $140 in fines from the City of Cambridge. The tickets went unpaid for over 17 years and $260 in late fees were added to the tab. On Jan. 26, the fines and late fees were paid in full. The final tally for Obama’s parking breaches was $400, according to Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation.

Obama spokeswoman Jennifer Psaki said the presidential candidate’s parking violations were not relevant.

“He didn’t owe that much and what he did owe, he paid,” Psaki said. “Many people have parking tickets and late fees. All the parking tickets and late fees were paid in full.”

Psaki declined to comment further. She refused to say how the fines went unpaid so long and what prompted Obama to finally pay them.

At Harvard, Obama became the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. After school, he spent eight years in the Illinois state senate before becoming a United States Senator in 2005. He is currently campaigning for the Democratic nomination for president.”

629 Noam Sayin'  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 3:59:54pm

re: #616 Kenneth

Rereading my post, I can clearly see how you would think I was calling you out specifically. No worries.

630 notutopia  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 4:58:26pm

Hmmm. Another media distraction to avert your eyes and ears from The Health Care Reform.
; (

631 Bob Dillon  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 5:06:24pm

Wow - Officer Crowley did not vote for Obama. Supports him 110%. And heard what he said about him.

My hat is off to you, Officer. You are a better man than I.

632 Kaymad  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 7:40:35pm

I had a neighbor who was a cop…I’m white, he was Hispanic. My (than) 8 year old daughter threw an egg at his 10 year old son who was harassing her. This stuff had been going on for awhile. They were standing in OUR driveway. The father came to my house (I wasn’t home), screamed at my daughter and her older sister who was babysitting…when I arrived home they were both hysterical. I went down and nicely tried to talk to the man and his wife. He was in the process of calling the police, or “his station” as he put it. Soon two squad cars showed up running red lights and siren.

All for my 8 year old.

Who had thrown an egg that grazed a shoulder.

Much to my amusement they came down to my house after talking to my neighbor for along time. I met them at the driveway and was charming and not a raving lunatic. They had to feel slightly foolish, but I wasn’t playing a game giving my side and what have you…I told them the hardened criminal was in her room, on bread and water for the rest of the day, thanks for coming. They were gone in under a minute.

My point is, cops can be assholes and race has nothing to do with it most the time. You have to have a certain amount of arrogance I suppose to be a cop. Sometimes it gets out of hand.

633 BOBD1950  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 8:22:44pm

SAME person (but u wont hear it or see it on mainstream media…)
Nearly 16 years ago, as a Brandeis University police officer, Crowley desperately tried to save the life of Reggie Lewis after the Boston Celtics star collapsed while practicing in the school gym.!

What a racist.

634 MrPaulRevere  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 8:29:56pm

I know no one is reading and this is an anecdotal story, but I got the dreaded ‘Sir, you need to calm down’ admonition from a policeman who was investigating a burglary at my house and I threatened the perp. I calmed down, and the policeman recovered the stolen items and made a clean bust. Calm is good.

635 victor_yugo  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 8:56:17pm

Follow-up:

My dad and I had an interesting discussion about this incident. “Interesting” because he and I are polar opposites on the political spectrum.

It all came down to, this probably wouldn’t have turned ugly without bad attitudes on both sides.

636 NukeAtomrod  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 8:57:50pm
“I have to say I am surprised by the controversy surrounding my statement,” Obama said in an interview with ABC News

Really? Did you forget you’re the FUCKING President of the United States of America?!?! And you called a police officer’s actions stupid without any information about the events in question except the race and position of the man who was arrested.

I cannot believe we elected this amateur.

637 philip  Thu, Jul 23, 2009 10:27:13pm

re: #266 MandyManners

Oh, go piss up a rope.

[Link: littlegreenfootballs.com…]

You were saying?

638 Kaymad  Fri, Jul 24, 2009 4:44:51am

re: #634 MrPaulRevere

I read it! And it goes a long with my story…if you act like a fool cops tend to stick around and make your life miserable. If you are nice and respectful they often times go away. It was very hard for me to be nice and respectful when I was fuming about all of it, but in the end they left and that is what was best for my daughter.

639 redstateredneck  Fri, Jul 24, 2009 1:26:48pm

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