Monthly Archives: February 2011
I say just send them to the good old Catholic schools of years gone by. My first few school years were spent at a school run by Nuns. Boy did we learn the meaning of discipline quickly. No touchy-feely love for us – no, it was a wooden clothes brush for the girls hands and a canning by the Principle (Nun) for the boys. I can assure you that you only ever sinned once and then never again. Backchatting? What was that! Fighting? Never! Yup, the good old days. Spare the rod, spare the child. Going to public school meant long detentions for the girls and boys or canning for the boys that transgressed a little too often. Nowadays kids get “suspended” from school for the day and then they wonder why kids are acting up! I too would have acted up if it meant not going to school! In any case, the UK want to introduce ex-military personnel to act as mentors to troubled teens. Good luck with that! Maybe they should allow parents to discipline their kids again – just saying…
Youngsters need the rigour of a military-style education because they have ‘no self-discipline or sense of purpose’, the Education Secretary said.
Michael Gove attacked the declining virtues of the young yesterday, as he announced £1.5million funding to draft battle-hardened troops into ‘boot camps’ for unruly pupils.
He believes war veterans are needed to drill respect into troubled teenagers and provide them with role models.
Under the plans, to be unveiled today, 100 soldiers, sailors and air crew will be retrained as mentors for pupils excluded from school or on the brink of exclusion.
They will instill traditional values through physical drills, assault courses and practical lessons taught outdoors.
The grant, to charity SkillForce, will help some 400 pupils in its first year, and finance three projects based in Liverpool and Hull.
Mr Gove said: ‘There is a huge opportunity for those people who have served their country in uniform to serve their country in our schools. They have many of the virtues that parents feel have disappeared from our schools and need to be restored: self-discipline, a sense of purpose and a belief in the importance of working as a team.’
Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for Defence, welcomed the move: ‘The nation’s children will thrive under the mentorship of these courageous individuals.’
The scheme is the first of a series of measures to place ex-servicemen and women in the classroom to improve discipline.
Former officers – educated to degree level – will be fast-tracked as teachers in a scheme to be announced this spring. There are 16,000 children outside schooling.
Many have been excluded due to bad behaviour.
Yup – this is what US teachers teach their kids – how to beat up old folk for a chair! Can you imagine a group of Primary/Elementary school kids going on a field trip with their teacher and then later watching as that same teacher bashes, chokes and spits on old folk in their 70’s? I guess that must be the norm where Ms Stafford comes from. Good, moral people chosen to teach the youth….I have seen enough US realityTV to know how these Black women fight and how foul they are and it’s no surprise that reality TV equals reality life. Black women seem to have a huge angry chip on their shoulder and the anti-White hatred permeates off them. If anything, Bette and her husband showed guts to stand up to this bully teacher – a teacher with a history of aggravated assault (weapon and bodily injury). How on earth was she cleared to be a teacher???
A Fort Worth elementary school teacher faces a felony charge of injury to the elderly over allegations that she assaulted a couple in their 70s at an Arlington mall Saturday during a school field trip.
Brenda Jones Stafford, a fifth-grade teacher at A.M. Pate Elementary School, is accused of choking and pushing a 71-year-old woman in an argument over a chair in The Parks mall’s food court, then shoving, hitting and choking the woman’s 73-year-old husband when he tried to intervene.
Stafford, 47, was arrested in another area of the mall about 4 p.m. shortly after the altercation. She was booked into the Arlington Jail on suspicion of injury to the elderly, a state jail felony, and offensive/provocative contact, a Class C misdemeanor, and released that same day after posting bond.
Barbara Griffith, a Fort Worth school district spokeswoman, confirmed Wednesday that the incident occurred while the teacher was accompanying A.M. Pate students on a field trip. She said Stafford was placed on administrative leave Monday pending the outcome of the investigation.
“She self-reported right away, and she was immediately put on administrative leave,” Griffith said.
Stafford declined to comment.
Bette Davis Morgan and her husband, Carlton, were drinking coffee and chatting in the food court when Stafford, while apparently gathering chairs for her group, pushed a chair on which Bette Morgan was resting her leg, commenting “Listen, lady, I don’t need your chair with your leg on it,” according to Morgan.
Morgan said she removed her leg from the chair and continued her conversation with her husband.
But she said Stafford deliberately shoved the chair against their table, striking Morgan’s knee. Morgan said she told the woman not to shove the chair because it was hitting her knee under the table.
She said Stafford deliberately did it again twice.
“Every time she came by, she’d shove that chair under the table toward my knee, hard,” said Morgan, who said she had injured the same knee in a wreck while in her teens.
After the third time, Morgan said, she got up and confronted Stafford.
“She made some kind of snotty remark to me, saying, ‘Don’t you tell me what to do, woman,'” Morgan said. “Then she got up in my face and started shaking her finger in my face and started blowing in my face.”
Morgan blew back into the woman’s face, she said, and the woman spat on her.
Morgan said that she spat to the side of Stafford and that the woman lunged at her, choked her and pushed her down.
Morgan said her husband was trying to intervene when Stafford shoved him down and began hitting and choking him.
“That’s when her people started yelling at her to get off of him, that she was acting like a madwoman, and pulled her off my husband,” Morgan said.
Tiara Richard, an Arlington police spokeswoman, said that officers arrested Stafford in another area of the mall and that neither of the Morgans required medical treatment.
Morgan said Wednesday that bruises have surfaced on her body and that she plans to see a doctor Friday to be checked out.
“It was a shock, and it was very, very upsetting,” Morgan said.
Tarrant County court records show that in 1995 Stafford was previously charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault with bodily injury, stemming from allegations that she threatened injury to a woman while using or exhibiting a firearm. Prosecutors later dismissed both charges.
Court records indicated that she had passed a polygraph in the case.
This is truly disgusting. It takes the death of a U.S agent in Mexico to stun the Federal, state and local authorities into actually doing their job? As Mr Pike says:” the sweeps are a direct response to Zapata’s killing, the majority of suspects were already targets of other investigations”. So, in other words: “we were going easy on all these illegal activities, but then some USA guy died and now we have to really do our jobs for a change”….So, I guess they’re finally admitting that you have to fight fire with fire and not a PC white flag. Thousands of people have died in Mexico so that the drug lords can traffic their goods into the USA to supply the local market. Cut off the suppliers and there will be no market. If I were the family of Mr Zapata, I would sue the Federal government’s socks off. They have admitted to ignoring crime which was happening right under their noses…
WASHINGTON — Federal, state and local authorities conducted a massive sweep Thursday of suspected Mexican drug cartel members in the United States in a widespread domestic response to the killing of a U.S. agent in Mexico last week.
“We are taking a stand and we are sending a message back to the cartels that we will not tolerate the murder of a U.S. agent, or any U.S. official,” said Carl Pike, assistant special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s special operations division.
Pike said the nationwide roundup, which began Wednesday and was expected to continue into Friday, is targeting suspected criminals with ties to any Mexican drug cartel to try to disrupt drug trafficking operations in the United States.
By Thursday morning, agents in areas including Atlanta, St. Louis, Denver, Detroit, San Antonio, San Diego, Chicago and New Jersey had seized more than $4.5 million in cash and nearly 20 guns, arrested more than 100 people and confiscated about 23 pounds of methamphetamine, 107 kilos of cocaine, 5 pounds of heroin and 300 pounds of marijuana at more than 150 different locations.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata was killed, and fellow ICE agent Victor Avila was wounded in Mexico on Feb. 15 when the Chevy Suburban they were in was run off the road by at least two vehicles loaded with armed men. Authorities have said the agents, who were driving in a fortified sport utility vehicle with diplomatic license plates, identified themselves as U.S. diplomats in the moments before the shooting.
Pike said that while the sweeps are a direct response to Zapata’s killing, the majority of suspects were already targets of other investigations.
“People actually sacrificed a great deal of work” for these sweeps, Pike said. “For the lost agent’s memory it’s important, but we’re also in a bully situation. If we don’t push back, some other 18-year-old cartel member is going to think, ‘They didn’t do anything, so all U.S. citizens are fair game.”‘
Mexican law enforcement and politicians have become routine targets of Mexico’s warring drug cartels. But for the most part, U.S. authorities had largely been avoided.
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One of the fall-outs of the recent anti-government uprisings in North Africa is the coming refugee issue. People from Tunisia, Libya and Egypt (and other Arab countries) are going to use the riots as their meal ticket into Europe. 5000 Tunisians have already turned up on Italy’s doorstep with their begging bowl out. Italy is concerned and Monika Lüke, head of Amnesty International in Germany, has called on Germany to “act”. I wonder what she wants Germany to do? Couldn’t possibly want the country to take in upward of the estimated 300 000 “refugees” could she? I wonder how many will be moving in next door to her?? Anyhoo, France and Germany will be feeling the love as these mainly Muslim immigrants flee to greener pastures where the Europeans will get to support them with their hard-earned tax money. Yes, that’s the way to go – screw up your own Arab countries and then run to where the Westerners live in Christian peace. Good luck Europe.
|Coming soon to an EU country near you!|
Moammar Gadhafi, in recent years, has enjoyed a cynical role as Europe’s border guard against African immigrants. Italian ministers now warn that if his Libyan government collapses, people will flow across the Mediterranean.
Chaos in Libya has led to immediate concern that hundreds of thousands of immigrants could head for Europe. Italy’s interior minister, ahead of an EU summit in Brussels, called on Thursday for European help in dealing with a looming “catastrophic humanitarian emergency.”
A ‘Biblical Exodus’
“We know what to expect when the Libyan national system falls,” said Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini on Wednesday, according to the UK Telegraph. “A wave of 200,000 to 300,000 immigrants.”
“These are estimates, and on the low side,” he added. “It is a Biblical exodus. It’s a problem that no Italian should underestimate.”
Over 5,000 migrants have already sailed from Tunisia to the Italian island of Lampedusa since the Tunisian government fell in January. But post-uprising conditions in Tunisia are mild compared to reports this week from Libya, where Gadhafi’s security forces have fired on protesters as well as on guest workers who have now started to flee across the borders into Egypt and Tunisia.
Gadhafi, Guarding the Gates
Gadhafi in recent years has played up his role as a bulwark against African immigrants to Europe. Italy and Libya began joint naval patrols in 2008 to stop boatloads of illegal or trafficked immigrants from crossing the Mediterranean, and last year Libya signed a €50 billion deal with the European Union to manage its borders as a “transit country” for sub-Saharan Africans.
Italian Foreign Minister Frattini said that some 2.5 million people in Libya — about a third of the population — are non-Libyan immigrants who would flee if the government fell.
Gadhafi himself has enjoyed stoking these fears. “Europe will become black,” he said last December, if European leaders failed to cooperate with him on immigration controls.
Welcome to Germany?
Amnesty International is calling on other countries to ease the burden on Italy if institutions there are overwhelmed. “Germany, as the largest and most economically powerful country in Europe, has a special responsibility to act,” said Monika Lüke, head of Amnesty International in Germany. “Germany has to finally end its obstructionist attitude regarding a common refugee policy in the EU.”
Ironically the head of Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League party, Umberto Bossi, made similar statements. “If they come, we will just send them to France and Germany,” he said according to the Telegraph.
But German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, on his way to the EU summit in Brussels, which begins on Thursday, warned Thursday morning that rumors of a refugee crisis could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Europe, he told the German broadcaster ZDF, should try to promote stability in North Africa. “People stay in countries with stable democracies,” he said.
Looking at population projections for Texas, demographer Steve Murdock concludes: “It’s basically over for Anglos.”
Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University.
Today’s Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state’s public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo children while Hispanic children will make up a 213 percent increase, he said.
The state’s largest county – Harris – will shed Anglos throughout the coming decades. By 2040, Harris County will have about 516, 000 fewer Anglos than lived in the Houston area in 2000, while the number of Hispanics will increase by 2.5 million during the same period, Murdock said. The projection assumes a net migration rate equal to one-half of 1990-2000.
Most of the state’s population growth is natural, Murdock told the House Mexican American Legislative Caucus today. About 22 percent of the growth comes from people moving to Texas from other states.
About 6 percent of the state’s population is not documented, he said.
By 2040, only 20 percent of the state’s public school enrollment will be Anglo, he said. Last year, non-Hispanic white children made up 33.3 percent of the state’s 4.8 million public school enrollment.
Of the state’s 254 counties, 79 recorded declining population during the past 20 years. All are rural. An additional 30 Texas counties, he said, would have also lost population had they not experienced Hispanic growth.
The state’s future looks bleak assuming the current trend line does not change because education and income levels for Hispanics lag considerably behind Anglos, he said.
Unless the trend line changes, 30 percent of the state’s labor force will not have even a high school diploma by 2040, he said. And the average household income will be about $6,500 lower than it was in 2000. That figure is not inflation adjusted so it will be worse than what it sounds.
“It’s a terrible situation that you are in. I am worried,” Murdock said.
Bless her cotton socks – the author of this article, Robyn, is a recovering liberal progressive (hello Robyn) and writes below about why she believes progressives are so unbalanced (personally, I think it’s because they’re born with a few screws lose, but that’s just me). Its refreshing to read the article written by a former demented person who has miraculously seen the light on the right and embraced it – and become normal again. Welcome Robyn! And once again, Berkeley in San Francisco is the hot spot – Berkeley, where they are outraged that the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is made up of white males! Seems like there’s something not right with the water in Berkeley so anyone visiting there you are warned – don’t drink the water or look around guiltily in case the PC thought police are watching and waiting for you….
I have noticed fewer people around town this past weekend. First I thought it was because of the Presidents Day holiday. Then I realized it was because anarchists were being bused into Wisconsin! More for them, and fewer for us!
The Midwest is getting a bit of a taste of Berkeley life. I’m guessing they are not liking it one bit. The violent, hostile vibe wouldn’t sit well with decent Midwestern folks.
Of course, around Berkeley, riots are nothing new; there are street uprisings whenever the spirit moves people.
On Telegraph Avenue, the poor merchants have endured impromptu mayhem for decades. I say “poor” merchants for a reason: most of them are struggling, and, if you’ve visited the area recently, you’ll find that a number of storekeepers have packed up and moved on.
When the infamous BART police shooting occurred a few years ago, there was lawlessness all over downtown Oakland. Cars were destroyed, stores ransacked and looted, and people were injured. Of course, many joined in who weren’t motivated by righteous indignation, but by the promise of free jewelry and clothes.
And, when the verdict was announced, there were riots again, because, well, why not? Since the law-abiding don’t balk at rampant criminality, there’s an incentive to act out. And to borrow from Rahm Emanuel: Never let a crisis go to waste — especially when you can procure a new television set!
Since I woke up from my leftist stupor two years ago, I’ve had many epiphanies. Here’s one: the Left is comprised of two distinct groups, the abusers and the abused. The dynamics are like any abusive relationship.
Similar to a battered spouse, the abusee will put up with terrible treatment because she’s convinced she deserves it. Out here, all the propaganda about social justice leaves citizens drowning in white guilt. They’ll do anything, accept even the unacceptable, in order to do atone themselves.
Berkeley has our very own version of the Stockholm Syndrome, where, out of fear for one’s survival, people come to admire, even love, their abusers. Berkeleyites will passionately defend the very people who abuse them. (“It wasn’t his fault that he robbed and beat me! He’s a victim of white imperialism!”)
The victims even delude themselves into believing that though they are preyed upon, they are somehow lucky. I hear it all the time out here, “We’re so lucky to live in Berkeley! It’s so tolerant here!” And I think, tolerant of what, violence? Sociopathy?
As for the abusers, they have been told since they were knee-high that the deck is stacked against them. Consequently, if the whole system is unjust and bogus, why not take advantage of it?
And since society continually excuses and rationalizes their bad behavior, they never learn to take responsibility. They may even become intoxicated with their own power and invincibility.
This is why so much of the crime out here is brazen, right out in broad daylight for all the world to see. For instance, not long ago, a noon client came in and told me that she had just seen a mugging a few feet from my office building.
The fact that there were hordes of people on the street and many witnesses didn’t deter the mugger in the least. Why should the miscreant fear the sheep-like unarmed, citizens of Berkeley?
When I analyze why I am one of the rare progressives to ever see the light, I think it’s because I never accepted being a sacrificial lamb. I have always been appalled by the wanton criminality around here and the foreboding, uncivil streets.
I even recall writing a passionate letter to the editor bemoaning the unconscionable crime rate — and I did this twenty years ago! It has always frustrated me that the multitudes are too indoctrinated to defend themselves or others.
With the demonstrations in Wisconsin, the country is getting a sneak preview of what life will be like for everyone if the left prevails. The climate that the left has created in Berkeley will be the norm in Milwaukee and Toledo and all over the country should the left win.
Because the left are not just abusers; they are terrorists, with leaders who engage in or call for terror, including Bill Ayers and Frances Fox Piven.
This is why the Governor and the citizens of Wisconsin must hold strong, and not buckle under pressure. Because in some ways, the country is at a tipping point. As goes Wisconsin, goes the entire nation.
Remember who are the leftists: they kidnapped Patty Hearst from her own house and raped and tortured her; they support the regime that sexually attacked and beat Lara Logan.
The leftists are more ruthless and rapacious than your wildest imagination. They do not simply want your money and your property.
They desire something much more essential: your ability to fight back; the innate belief that you and I and this country are worth fighting for.
They want to crush your self-respect and dignity, to steal the virtues that are hidden deep down in your soul. It’s too late for Berkeley. But, Wisconsin, don’t give it to them.
Ahhh, my favorite institution to hate – Unions. Unions to me are an enigma and I really can’t understand how anyone with one working brain cell can belong to one. Each month you pay your dues to your union, who then act on your behalf by negotiating once a year with your employer regarding your salary, perks and bonuses etc. These dues are then used by the unions to pull the strings of the political party that is in THEIR best interest – not yours! So, whether you agree with the unions politics or not, they get to use your own money, in some instances, against you. All the time, they get richer and richer on the back of your hard work – for really doing nothing except fighting with your employer once a year and schmoozing politicians – all done in a fancy suit bought by your money. And I’m not talking little money – it’s millions and in some cases billions worth of political clout. And then when they don’t get their way, they ask you to strike and lose pay! What an incredible scam. I can’t understand why employees don’t rather form a staff association to discuss salaries with employers. It would cost nothing and you’d probably get a better deal without all the trouble. Unions are the scourge of the working world and have a lot to account for. In the clip below is an honest union leader, who admits that unions are good advocates because they have power, bought with hundreds of millions in forced union dues, annually. Watch how, once he’s admitted it isn’t “about the children”, the brain-dead wankers stand and clap for him – as if he’s just revealed the secret to the universe. He probably could have admitted to killing 2000 people and they’d still be in their liberal trances, clapping away. Nuff said.
Foiled by the winter: The £25,000 eco-classroom that can’t be used because solar panels don’t provide enough heat
You have to feel sorry for these environmental cooks when reality slaps them in the face with a smelly, 2-day old dead fish. Eco-campaigners, in their haste to have bragging rights to a classroom powered solely by the sun, overlooked the slight, errr…. problem….in that there isn’t enough bloody sun in North London to heat the room, ain’t it? Apparently they forgot to calculate just how much energy would be created by the solar panels and as it turns out, the panels create barely enough energy to power a few lightbulbs. So, the class has been deemed “uninhabitable” for lessons as it’s too cold – but I bet it would be just right to house cute, warm and fuzzy farm animals so I guess that must be a plus! Must be so great to be able to blow other people’s money on your pet non-working eco-projects, but at least it stopped
classroom global warming – literally. Now they’re just waiting on the fairies and unicorns to fly in and blow those darn clouds away so the solar panels may be kissed by the sun again….And these same eco-cooks want to run the world on solar and wind?? Good luck with that. Let’s see how quickly they all turn to nuclear energy when their toesie-woesies get a little coldy-woldy. BTW – this is the punishment we get for laughing and mocking the Hippie movement in the 60s! They’ve reincarnated themselves as the Green movement with the same ideals they had back in the free-sex-drugs–rock-n-roll days. And I wasn’t even born then – not fair. The London tax payers may be a tad irate, but at least the eco-teachers are ecstatic!
|The Living Ark classroom – not so alive at the moment|
Instead they have been taught a valuable lesson – there is not enough sun in North London to sufficiently heat their building.
The much feted zero-carbon Living Ark classroom was opened three months ago to great fanfare.
It boasts laudable green credentials and is made from sustainable wood, sheep’s wool and soil. The roof is made of mud and grass and it has its own ‘rain pod’ and solar panels.
But there is snag – its solar panels only provide enough energy to power a few lightbulbs.
As a result the classroom is bitterly cold and uninhabitable for lessons.
Parents have branded it ‘useless’, an ‘expensive piece of wood’ and a ‘great idea for the Caribbean’.
The Living Ark was built at Muswell Hill Primary School, North London, at the cost of £25,000.
Local councillors, at Labour run Haringey council, who were behind the initiative, opened it with great fanfare in December as a beacon of their climate change policy.
But today a local parent at the 419-pupil school said teachers weren’t allowing pupils into the classroom because it was too cold.
‘What is the point of a classroom that can’t be used when it’s a bit cold outside? My kids have been told it’s too cold for them to use as nobody can figure out how to heat it,’ said the parent, who did not want to be named.
‘This is just an expensive piece of hollowed out wood and no use to anyone. We are living in Britain, not the Caribbean.’
The ‘waste’ of money comes as councils across the country are facing a severe shortage of school places.
By 2018 they will need to find an additional 500,000 primary places due to a population surge.
Charlotte Linacre, Campaign Manager at the TaxPayers’ Alliance, accused the council of wasting money on pet projects which do not benefit pupils.
She said: ‘It’s an awful waste that so much money has been ploughed into this eco-mistake.
‘This project fails to meet the needs of staff and pupils by giving them a classroom that is most useful when the kids are on their summer holidays.
‘Lessons have to be learned at the local authority. They must stop spending taxpayers’ hard earned cash on expensive pet projects that do nothing to improve pupils’ education.
‘All this will teach kids is how poorly planned and costly local authorities projects can be.’
Lib Dem Councillor Gail Engerts said: ‘It is such a shame that, considering the fanfare, it emerges that this facility cannot be used by the children all year round.’
Headteacher Jill Hughes defended the project and said she hoped classes would be held in the classroom when the weather gets warmer.
She said: ‘We’re delighted to have the Living Ark – its a tremendous resource both for the school and the local community and is an important part of the Muswell Hill low carbon zone initiative.’
A good summary below of the true state of the USA nation and the world back in reality – a place that Comrade Obama is shunning. But hey, I hear Mr and Mrs O had a fantastic time at the Motown concert where they boogied on down and celebrated the end of another successful PC libtard give-the-dog-a-bone Black History Month. I mean, is that the only way to try to inspire
Blacks African Americans – by trying to revive a dead music movement from a dead city? Is music (and sports) the only things that Blacks can celebrate as any kind of achievement in America? Where are the successful scientists, inventors, engineers, doctors, dentists, mathematicians, farmers etc. to hold high and inspire the Black population? Surely there must be ONE success story that can be celebrated by the brain-dead MSM and WH? Why is it that music and sport seem to be the only areas where African Americans tend to succeed (welfare queues and abortion clinics excluded of course)? And then to chose Motown from Detroit – a city that is the epitome of what happens when its handed on a platter to the African Americans?? Oh, the irony. I’m sure the carefully chosen handful of attendees felt inspired and ready to go conquer those recording booths….that, after all, is where the African America success is measured….bling, bling.
The President has done nothing about the crisis in Libya except give a press conference in which he called the situation “unacceptable,” then proceeded to accept it. He’s holding consultations about having meetings to design a committee that could help the world “speak with one voice to the government and the people of Libya,” a move that will doubtless be appreciated by anyone who survives Qaddafi’s Last Stand. Americans trying to escape the Libyan civil war were left stranded on a chartered ferryboat that was too small to handle the Mediterranean Sea.
Not a word has been uttered from the White House to condemn the fugitive Democrats who acted to shut down democracy in Wisconsin and Indiana. Widespread violence and hatred from union foot soldiers has gone unremarked.
The pirates of Somalia sail through the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden with confidence after slaughtering four innocent Americans. Middle Eastern unrest is poised to blow the price of oil into the stratosphere, a death blow to the economy Obama has already crippled, since he has moved forcefully to make us wholly dependent on foreign oil, while Obama cronies – including George Soros, who is what the Left likes to fantasize the Koch Brothers are – stand to make billions from useless “green energy” boondoggles.
His hapless Secretary of Homeland Security gapes in wonder as Americans are murdered on the southern border, while a young Saudi national is caught on the verge of deploying weapons of mass destruction. The nation teeters on the edge of ruin, and the President responds by submitting an absurd dead-on-arrival budget that increases federal spending.
Where is President Obama during all this? He’s enjoying the sounds of Motown at a star-studded White House event.
As the Associated Press reports, “The White House reverberated like a long-ago basement sound studio in Detroit on Thursday as the likes of John Legend, Seal, Jamie Foxx, Nick Jonas and Sheryl Crow channeled their inner Motown before Michelle and Barack Obama.” Other performers at this grand affair included Natasha Bedingfield, Smokey Robinson, Jordin Sparks, and Stevie Wonder. If you were not in attendance, don’t worry – you can watch the whole thing next Tuesday, on taxpayer-subsidized PBS.
To emphasize the historic importance of this White House concert, the President declared, “At concerts in the South, Motown groups literally brought people together – insisting that the ropes traditionally used to separate black and white audience members be taken down.” Back here in 2011, Obama’s loyal union supporters are howling racist, sexist, and homophobic insults into the faces of all who dare oppose them, and the President is utterly silent.
First Lady Michelle Obama got back from her lavish President’s Day ski retreat in Vail just in time to enjoy the concert. “As Motown rose, so did the forces of change in this country,” she declared. “During that time, it was the time of King and Kennedy, it was a time of marches and rallies and groundbreaking civil rights laws.” How many of those groundbreaking laws were passed by cowardly legislators who fled their states to avoid tough votes?
Presidents host big parties at the White House all the time. No one would begrudge Obama a bit of ceremonial elegance if he wasn’t completely MIA during major crises. The sounds of Motown are indeed sweet, and historic, but last night they vanished into a howling void of leadership.
Savor the bitter irony of the President taking the night off in the midst of national and global crises, many of his own making, to enjoy the music of a city that has been utterly destroyed by fifty years of his Party’s governance. At least we know there was nobody in the Oval Office doing anything important that might have been disrupted by all the noise.