Friday, March 4, 2011
This investigation has been going on far too long. Mr. Holder seems to think that this case is "demeaning his people". I thought that Mr. Holder represented all American People. If racism exists, which I have no doubt it does, Mr. Holder certainly is not doing any of us any favors. Now that this is in front of the House Appropriation Committee, he continues to deny that any racism occurred during the last Presidential Election and if it did- well we deserve it.
“Think about that,” Holder said. “When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia, which was inappropriate .. to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people,”
You be the judge- The original video with the accused intimidator has been removed. Here is only remaining video:
Now I realize I am deaf in my left ear- but I clearly heard in the first video that a black panther individual, dressed in black garb and carrying a night stick (club) was intimidating voters. The deleted video contained audio where the intimidator gave you the option of voting for the democrat or forget voting.
Dr. King once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Mr. Holder likes to quote Dr. King frequently, but apparently that doesn't apply to this voter intimidation case. He also is quick to tell everyone that his late sister-in-law, Vivian Malone Jones, helped integrate the University of Alabama. He even went so far as to say "To compare that kind of courage, that kind of action, to say some Black Panther incident is of greater concern to us, historically, I think just flies in the face of history,” Holder said with evident exasperation.”
If Mr. Holder is exasperated what are we as White Americans? Is he saying that because we haven't suffered long enough that it does not count? Just discussing this I now join a long list of White Racist Whiners.
I grew up during the time Dr. King and Vivian Malone Jones were fighting for justice for blacks and other minorities. I believe that these people where treated unfairly, and in many instances still treated unfairly. How long do the rest of us have to pay for this- do we turn a blind eye on white injustice, do we not deserve legal protection?
This administration continues to straddle the civil rights movement. If we criticize the President we are racist. If we disagree on the new healthcare reform we are racists. Now when we have a case of voter intimidation again we are racist. From illegal immigration to healthcare to voter intimidation and fraud. When does it end? Sadly I think the civil rights movement has been set back 40 years.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I received some startling and disturbing news yesterday. My niece, a Senior in High School texts her mom that her high school class was asked to face Mecca and act as if they were praying in the muslim style. She and three others did not comply.
She then went on to text to her mother "So, today the class faced Mecca and got into the praying position. [Teacher] said we weren't praying and could think about whatever we wanted, but we still need to be in the praying position." After my Sister In Law, who by the way is quite active at a State and Federal level regarding Islam and Sharia Law, calmed down, she texted her back, supporting her daughters excellent choice and letting her know she would be contacting the school principle, not her teacher (to avoid retribution).
I was stunned. What type of class could this be? What are they teaching and why- I inquired is this Social Studies or Social Justice?
My Sister In Law replied " [ class called] World Affairs. "The teacher saw a street full of fannies in the air and thought "wouldn't it be nice to do this, too" - unbelievable. She went on to say "the only way this could be good is if the teacher launched into a factual discussion of Islam, Sharia, Jihad and all manner if islamic atrocities. But I doubt THAT [occured].
My Sister In Law shared that they had scene a few months ago a scene involving hijabed girls having a tour of the school. "We only saw a glimpse, I will be inquiring as to what the school did on its own and what was 'suggested' to it and by whom. No town is exempt, no person unaffected, no-one should be complacent, everyone must stand up," my Sister In Law stated. Luckily my niece only saw and I quote "ignorance and the power of authority rolled into one package - they just made her even stronger in her own beliefs. She will be at college this fall - armed with a leftist/islamist BS detector -- her brain." un-quote.
My Sister in Law, her husband and two kids- both in High School have a great relationship. The kids are never afraid to talk about their lives and were raised to know right from wrong. I know my Sister In Law and she will as I type be quote "tracking down WHY this was done, WHO asked for it to be done and STOPPING any further such activity. I cannot fully express my outrage and disgust. It is now at my door.This happened today. We are in central Washington State. I am planning how to make the most of this, especially if CAIR or other linked group was involved, or whether the textbooks suggest it. I am already working with my state elected Reps and Senator on islam/sharia in general; this will be an exclamation point in my correspondence. I will also network with a gentlemen in California who is trying to remove HAMAS-linked CAIR from his daughter's high school. He has a packet of information (I will post later)" un quote
In closing her post to us all she said "I was very proud of my daughter! We talk a lot. "Mom, not islam...AGAIN." But she truly understands, she gets it. I will send info to my political and media contacts as appropriate with what I find."
This is so disturbing, especially in light of what is going on in the Middle East, for a teacher to even bring up this topic under these politically charged times. Now if we were still living in Seattle, I suppose I would not be as stunned- but here in Eastern Central Washington, where I thought....well surely that is my first mistake- thinking again.
As I jabber on I wonder would anyone here join with me to contact our State Leaders and School Boards or any other groups you can think of to support my niece? I am but one voice- maybe I am wrong but I truly believe that this was very inappropriate and worried if this is going to become part of your school districts policy?
Subject: Conflict of Interest
Date: February 18, 2011
To : Mr. Barak Obama- President of The United States of America
Dear Mr. President:
Rarely am I one to publicly comment let alone criticize any current administration. I realize that often times we "the general public" do not always have all the facts in any given situation or predicament. Currently all Americans are experiencing hardship. It pains me to ask " Are you aware that all Americans and States are trying the best that they can to manage their own budgets?" Our Nation as a whole is struggling through this economic downturn.
Over the next few months all of the States will be trying to balance their budgets. Wisconsin is currently undertaking a very controversial and hard decision. The Governor has asked his Administration to debate and vote on necessary specifics regarding State Employees wages, benefits and rights. It is obvious to all that Wisconsin needs to decide whether to lay off government employees or ask them to contribute a small amount - 2 to 8 percent in total.
Today the Washington Post announced that you have become "embroiled" in the Wisconsin State budget, accusing Governor Walker of waging an "assault" on unions, nullifying collective-bargaining for Wisconsin Civil Servants. Your attack on the Governor of Wisconsin has resulted in demonstrations promoted by Organizing for America. This group has been encouraging protestors in Wisconsin and inciting other unions and their members in other States.
I read your quote: "I think everybody's got to make some adjustments, but I think it's also important to recognize that public employees make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens" un-quote.
It lead me to wonder - when is the last time that you acknowledged the average American- who for the past 3 years has been making enormous "contributions" while loosing their jobs, homes and sometimes struggling just to stay warm or eat?
As one of those average Americans, I am sorely tried and disappointed. Is it not enough that the elected officials in Wisconsin are avoiding their duties by not showing up to debate the issues at hand? Is it not enough that Civil Servants continue to keep their jobs and benefits?
Every American must make"adjustments" this includes government workers. Government workers make higher wages, have more benefits and often are rewarded with "Federal Social Security" and pensions. The average American worker and entrepreneur do not have the same rewards. I worked for the Federal Government and was laid off in the early 1980's when America faced similar budget constraints. I did not find it necessary to over step or reach by protesting or political showboating.
Wisconsin is of central importance. Last year all eyes were on New Jersey. Governor Christie faced similar budget constraints. In both States, Governors Christie and Walker have been leading with quiet reasoning, logic and no nonsense politics.
The dispute in Wisconsin was workable, a compromise could have transpired. Because of your endorsement, Civil Servants are protesting at all levels City, State and Federal. Who suffers- in short all Americans. Shouldn't your message be compromise?