Racists breed like rats...
"Tennessee state Rep. Curry Todd, from right here in the Memphis area, continues to come under fire from an ungodly bunch of illegal aliens and their advocates, homosexuals, Judeo-Christians, black radicals, and liberal whites. Even Tennessee’s Head Liberal In Charge, Governor Phil Bredesen, has denounced Rep. Todd for his remarks about illegals being encouraged to multiply like rats when we not only give them free prenatal care, but pass laws saying welfare workers can’t even ask them if they’re in the country legally.
First off, when did liberals suddenly get so excited about what they normally refer to as “fetal tissue”, or a “fetus”? The black welfare worker Rep. Todd made the remark to used the term “unborn babies” and Gov. Bredesen calls them “children.” So when liberals are encouraging white Americans to get abortions, it’s “fetal tissue”, but when illegal aliens are breeding like rats on the taxpayer’s dime it’s an “unborn baby.”
Let’s hope Rep. Todd continues to defy the the mounting pressure to grovel to our invaders and issue an apology..."
Anti-rat breeding, conservative, radio talk show host
"Many loyalist supporters of the Tea Party Movement harbor troubling biases against Blacks, Latinos, immigrants, & gay people..."
Read Tea Party Loyalists Biased Against Blacks, Latinos, Immigrants, & Gays @ AlertNet
"...Good immigrants and bad, how many and of what kind are all worrying Germany just now. A book claiming that Muslim immigrants and the underclass were bringing about Germany’s downfall by breeding too fast had a print run of over a million by the end of September (and cost its author, Thilo Sarrazin, his job on the Bundesbank board). Seeing its success, politicians abandoned political correctness. Further immigration from Turkey or Arabia is no longer welcome, said Horst Seehofer, Bavaria’s premier and head of the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian arm of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union. The CSU asked that immigrants embrace the Leitkultur (dominant culture). Even Mrs Merkel joined in. Multiculturalism—the idea that immigrants can recreate their culture in Germany—has “utterly failed,” she said last month. New polls confirm Germans’ hostility towards immigrants, especially Muslims...
...Some 15m people in Germany have a “migration background” (ie, immigrants or their offspring), second only to America. Some 4m are ethnic Germans from the former communist block. But many others came as guest workers in the 1950s and 1960s, especially from Turkey. On indicators of social and economic health, these migrants lag. In Bremen, where more than half the young children are from migrant stock, they are less likely to go to kindergarten than native Germans. Just 8% of foreign teenagers are in vocational training, compared with 37% of Germans. In a city struggling to recover from a slump in shipbuilding, 16.4% of migrants were unemployed in 2008, against 7.5% of native Germans. More than 40% live below the poverty line, three times the rate for non-migrants.
It is no surprise that joining the German mainstream is hard for children of manual labourers who were once expected to return home. In big cities they crowd together and go to schools from which native German children have fled, making it harder to integrate, says Stefan Luft, a scholar at the University of Bremen. Turks are especially prone to living in a parallel world because there are so many of them. For too many immigrants the dole is an acceptable alternative to work. Islam can be an additional barrier, but only for Muslims who choose to make it one. One study estimated that 10-12% of Muslims have radical Islamist leanings, and a quarter of Muslim teenagers are hostile to Christians and Jews or to democracy..."
Read Multikulturell? Wir? @ The Economist
Racists breed like rats...
David Nolan, 66, founder of the Libertarian Party died earlier this week. I ran across his obituary in the New York Times. In addition to founding the Libertarian Party, he also developed what became know as the Nolan Chart (see below).
The obituary mentions that Nolan was influenced by the individualist fiction of Robert A. Heinlein and the novels of Ayn Rand. I find it interesting that people develop a political ideology that has it's roots in science fiction. The TEA Party has embraced much of the Libertarian platform, especially the fiscal side of it. The social side has a long to to go to get accepted by the likes of the TEA Party.
I suppose the libertarians have a relative in scientology, a religion based on the science fiction writings of L. Ron Hubbard.
Nolan was so smitten by Ayn Rand, that he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with the idea of being an uncompromising architect like Howard Roark, the hero of Rand’s “Fountainhead.” My take on Howard Roark is that he didn't understand that he was a replaceable hireling. He was a wage slave working for the man. If he wanted to be the total individualist, he would have paid for the building himself. Dynamiting the building, to me, represented the work of a spoiled brat who didn't get his own way.
I suppose I can understand how people like Nolan get hooked on a piece of fiction. I remember reading S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" in eighth grade and it made we want to become a juvenile delinquent. That was the first book a read in one night and the only book I re-read immediately after I finished the first read.
I suspect there's more than a little science fiction rolled into the Bible. Likewise, I believe there is a touch of fiction and fantasy contained in our Constitution.
Maybe there are more than a few who have staken their worldview on science fiction. Oh who knows, maybe if you close your eyes and click your heels, you might end up in Kansas with a girl named Dorothy.
at 11/26/2010 Posted by Sunny Badger
"I'm suggesting there's a left-wing syndicate. That's for sure, we've documented it. These people are all hooked up. The same people that went after George W. Bush have just changed their focus onto me. They are running ads, they are raising money. This is pretty serious stuff,"
FOX News' Tony Snow Radio Show
"...this vast right-wing conspiracy conspiring against my husband since the day he announced for President. A few journalists have kind of caught on to it and explained it, but it has not yet been fully revealed to the American public." ~
NBC's "Today Show"
January 27, 1998
at 11/25/2010 Posted by JPN
"...Cubans can now legally work for themselves as a clown, a button sewer or a fancy-dress dancer (in the costume of a 1940s Cuban crooner, Beny Moré, the list bizarrely specifies). Repairing furniture is allowed; selling it is not. But the list also includes more conventional trades such as building and plumbing. State media have stressed that self-employment should from now on be considered an acceptable way of life, and those that choose it will no longer be “stigmatised”. Even so, the guidelines insist that the self-employed will not be allowed to 'accumulate property'..."
Read Trying to make the sums add up @ The Economist (11/13/2010)
at 11/24/2010 Posted by Sunny Badger
"...Chinese firms are going global for the usual reasons: to acquire raw materials, get technical know-how and gain access to foreign markets. But they are under the guidance of a state that many countries consider a strategic competitor, not an ally. Once bought, natural-resource firms can become captive suppliers of the Middle Kingdom. Some believe China Inc can be more sinister than that: For example, America thinks that Chinese telecoms-equipment firms pose a threat to its national security.
Private companies have played a big part in delivering the benefits of globalization. They span the planet, allocating resources as they see fit and competing to win customers. The idea that an opaque government might come to dominate global capitalism is unappealing. Australia and Canada, once open markets for takeovers, are creating hurdles for China's state-backed firms, particularly in natural resources, and it is easy to see other countries becoming less welcoming too..."
Read China sets out to buy up the world @ the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
at 11/23/2010 Posted by Sunny Badger
"Hate crimes reported last year by police agencies nationwide -- nearly half of which were motivated by racial bias -- were down by 15 percent compared to 2008, the FBI said Monday.
In a report released by the bureau's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the FBI said 6,604 criminal incidents involving 7,789 offenses were reported in 2009 as a result of bias toward a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or physical or mental disability.
The 2009 overall total is the lowest since 1994. In the District, the number of reported incidents of hate crimes dropped from 42 to 36; Virginia dropped from 263 to 150; and Maryland rose from 100 to 102.
The FBI report noted that of 6,598 single-bias incidents, 48.5 percent were motivated by a racial bias, 19.7 percent by religious bias, 18.5 percent by sexual-orientation bias, 11.8 percent by ethnicity/national origin bias and bias against a disability accounted for 1.5 percent of single-bias incidents..."
Read more @ Washington Times.
at 11/22/2010 Posted by Sunny Badger
Psuedo-science v. Science v. Religion v. Facts v. the Bible: Intelligent Design v. Theory of Evolution
I've been reading some interesting articles on the debate of "intelligent design" v. Darwin's theory of evolution. Court battles are pending. School boards are being forced to waste resources on a topic that keeps changing its name. The ethics, honesty and intellegence of the teaching and scientific community are once again being challenge by religious fundamentalists.
What you should pay attention to in this debate is how it is protrayed in the media. The current issue of Columbia Journalism Review has an excellent article detailing how this debate is being handled in the media -- nationally and locally. The article, Undoing Darwin, does a through job of discussing the "debate" and provides citations of sources to explore for more detail.
The August 22, 2005 issue of the New Republic has an article, The Case Against Intelligent Design, that pulls no punches on what is behind this debate.
Some scientific and education-related associations with useful discussion and points of view include:
National Center for Science Education
Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal
The Textbook League
The The Pew Forum has some interesting research relating to this and other education topics.
Of course, if you find youself at a hot tub party with your friends at www.ontheborderline.net, you might want to read up on what The American Thinker has to say about the debate. This is a source of information sited regularly by the OTBL'ers and it has an article titled Why intelligent design theory ought to be taught.
On this topic, I've often thought that where we came from isn't as important as where we are going. Personally, I more concerned with my life on Earth than what comes after. This is an issue where ignorance plays a giant role in confusing the facts of science with the stories of the Bible. The "flat Earth society" is alive and well and trying to get its foot (feet) in our public school house doors. If you want to teach a class in comparative religions in public school, I'll vote for that. If you want to hook-winked the uninformed masses into replaying the Scopes' Monkey trail over and over again, I'm against that.
Where do you stand on the issue?
at 11/22/2010 Posted by JPN