No Democrat Left Behind

Eric Holder is at it again. After accusing America of cowardice in addressing race issues, Holder’s “Justice” Department dismissed a civil complaint of voter intimidation against the New Black Panthers. You probably remember this Election Day video:

In an exclusive story, The Washington Times reports:

The incident – which gained national attention when it was captured on videotape and distributed on YouTube – had prompted the government to sue the men, saying they violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act by scaring would-be voters with the weapon, racial slurs and military-style uniforms.

Career lawyers pursued the case for months, including obtaining an affidavit from a prominent 1960s civil rights activist who witnessed the confrontation and described it as “the most blatant form of voter intimidation” that he had seen, even during the voting rights crisis in Mississippi a half-century ago.

Holder spokesman Alejandro Miyar told the Times, we are “committed to the vigorous prosecution of those who intimidate, threaten or coerce anyone exercising his or her sacred right to vote.”

We at NG offer this clarification and modification for Spokesman Miyar and the brave political hacks in Obama’s Justice Department,

we are “committed to the vigorous prosecution of those who intimidate, threaten or coerce any one DEMOCRAT exercising his or her sacred right to vote.”

There. FTFY.

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The Latino KKK?

Blogger Allahpundit draws a distinction between La Raza and MEChA in an attempt to discredit Tom Trancredo’s assertion that La Raza is “the Latino KKK” … link

But, as the late Rep. Charlie Norwood noted in a Human Events article in 2006,

Members of these radical, anti-American, racist organizations are frequently smoothly polished into public respectability by the National Council of La Raza….

The National Council of La Raza and its allies in public office make no repudiation of the radical MEChA and its positions. In fact, as recently as 2003, La Raza was actively funding MEChA, according to federal tax records.

And, as we’ve noted previously, the anti-American, racist bigotry is alive and well on college campuses across the nation, whether it comes from the MexicaMovement, or MECha, or any of the allied groups given a  sheen of  respectability by federally supported organizations like La Raza.

Just ask Lou Dobbs …

Links: Mexica Movement; La Raza; MEChA

Update:
Neocon Latina reminds us, then-candidate Obama was all for firing Don Imus for a lame racial joke.

Sotomayor: same song, second verse (updated)

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

Sonia Sotomayor, during a 2001 speech at the UC Berkeley School of Law, published in the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal.

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Judge Sonia Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, but does that make her a racist?

24Ahead.com takes a detailed look at the La Raza (The Race).

Here is an excerpt:

Far-left racial power organization that’s considered mainstream but which funds extremists (also here) and supports illegal immigration as a way of obtaining political power. Funded by, among others, the Ford Foundation, the U.S. government (also see this, this, and this), and major corporations such as HomeDepot and General Motors. Has been pandered to by many top politicians, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Karl Rove (see this). Per the Washington Post, they and a few other groups had “virtual veto power” over the provisions of the 2007 comprehensive immigration reform (i.e., amnesty) bill.

Headed by Janet Murguia for several years, before then by Raul Yzaguirre. Former senior VP Cecilia Munoz is now part of the Obama administration. Former chairwoman is Monica Lozano (now on the Bank of America board, more here); current is Andrea Bazan (more here). …

In 1994, they gave their “Chicano Hero Award” to the person who’d made this statement years earlier:

“We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him.”

In the last election, The Democrats successfully sold the idea that Obama’s previous associations with radicals and separatists like Jeremiah Wright, and unrepentant terrorists like William Ayers was nothing at all to be concerned about. “Guilt by association,” they said.  Prior to throwing him under the campaign bus, Obama himself even claimed to have never heard any of the more inflammatory words of his pastor.  This was the man who baptized his children, a man he once called his spiritual mentor.  And, the American public, hungry for change and tired of the steady diet of negativity in the news cycle, elected a man with no experience and a  history of dubious past associations.

The Sotomayor nomination appears to be more of the same song, just a different verse.

When a judge rules based upon personal values rather than the law, then the rule of law is replaced by the rule of judicial fiat.

I do hope Senator Sessions is loaded for bear.

Related linkage:

Human Events: The Truth About La Raza;
CNS News: White House struggles to defend Sotomayor’s race statement;
WND: Sonia Sotomayor, La Raza member;
American Thinker:Sotomayor overturned 60% of the time by the Supremes;
Stop the ACLU; Blue Collar Republican; Pat Dollard; : Sonia Sotomayor-La Raza member;
Hot Air: GOP ready to roll over for sotomayor
Politico: WH urged to adress racist charge

Stop the Bailouts!

Question: “What would you do with $27.599?”

h/t Right.org

Entergy rate hike request fails the smell test

Just a week after Entergy Mississippi requested a 10% hike in their “Fuel Adjustment” charge (on top of last summer’s hefty increase), TVA has announced their third straight quarterly “fuel adjustment” decrease.

TVA says the decrease will bring their prices down to the lowest level in over a year.

“With the reduction in July, we will roll back all of the fuel cost adjustment increase from last fall, which is good news for ratepayers,” TVA President and CEO Tom Kilgore said. “Fortunately for all of us, the price of coal and natural gas that are used as fuels in TVA power plants has declined in recent months. In addition, current economic conditions have resulted in lower power sales for TVA and that reduces our fuel and purchased power costs, as well.” source

Now, I’m sure that their is a simple explanation for the apparent discrepancy, and I would be very interested to hear Entergy’s take on all of this. But, at first blush, Entergy’s rate hike request just doesn’t pass the smell test.

Memorial Day:A Day Of Honor And A National Moment Of Remembrance!

As I’ve gotten older, my appreciation for this day has grown immensely, as has my education of its history.

Originally declared ‘Decoration Day,’ there is some dispute as to when it was first observed. Some say women’s groups in the South were decorating the graves of Confederate soldiers before the end of the War Between The States, as evidenced by the following song.

Kneel Where Our Loves Are Sleeping
Words by G.W.R.
Music by Mrs. L. Nella Sweet

published 1867

Kneel where our loves are sleeping, Dear ones days gone by,
Here we bow in holy reverence, Our bosoms heave the heartfelt sigh.
They fell like brave men, true as steel, And pour’d their blood like rain,
We feel we owe them all we have, And can but weep and kneel again.
CHORUS
Kneel where our loves are sleeping, They lost but still were good and true,
Our fathers, brothers fell still fighting, We weep, ‘tis all that we can do.

VERSE 2:
Here we find our noble dead, Their spirits soar’d to him above,
Rest they now about his throne, For God is mercy, God is love.
Then let us pray that we may live, As pure and good as they have been,
That dying we may ask of him, To open the gate and let us in.
CHORUS
Kneel where our loves are sleeping, They lost but still were good and true,
Our fathers, brothers fell still fighting, We weep, ‘tis all that we can do.”

Some believe Waterloo, NY is the birthplace of this day. It was named ‘Memorial Day’ in an official proclamation by one Gen. Logan. Then Waterloo was officially declared the city where it began, by President Lyndon B. Johnson, in 1966.

As for any original thoughts on this day of remembrance, they are mostly swirling in my mind, as I find my emotions cloud my thoughts.

I alternately feel intense pride and pain for the men and women who gave so much, for so many. I can feel pride knowing so many, mostly young, people were willing to give their lives, so others could live in freedom and peace. I feel the pain for knowing those same young people died in service to this wonderful nation, and with their deaths, left so many in sorrow, as well as their hopes and dreams of a long and happy life.

Also, I knew some of the men listed in the ranks of the fallen, one in particular, and feel anger growing within my pain. I sense it in others who have lost brothers and sisters in military service, and can see it in the eyes of those who experienced it. Those who return from war have their personal burdens that they must carry, and often the weight seems crushing. While I have never felt ‘survivor’s guilt,’ I know many who have, and all I can say to them is that they are absolved. They died so we can live and be free, and never, never forget them. Remember them as they were, and honor them fully for what they have given.

For some perspective, here is the tally of those who have fallen in the service of this great nation.

At 3p.m. on Memorial Day, the official National Moment Of Remembrance occurs. Please, return the honor to those who have fallen, as they have honored us with their very lives. Memorial Day is a day for unification in this country, unlike any other.

THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you ? Have you always turned the other cheek ? To My Church have you been true?”

The soldier squared his shoulders and said, “No, Lord, I guess I ain’t. Because those of us who carry guns, Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I’ve been violent, Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny, That wasn’t mine to keep… Though I worked a lot of overtime, When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God, forgive me, I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place, Among the people here. They never wanted me around, Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, It needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne, Where the saints had often trod. As the soldier waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.

“Step forward now, you soldier, You’ve borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets, You’ve done your time in Hell.”

~Author Unknown~

*Cross-posted at Urban Grounds*

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