Sunday, September 11, 2005

We Will NEVER Forget.

God Bless NY-DC-PA
We Must Never forget...

Monday, May 30, 2005

Memorial Day.

God Bless.

Freedom isn't free.

We will NEVER forget.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Democrats and Modern Slavery

Thomas Sowell is on point once again in his recent post at Townhall.com. He has demonstrated why the Democrats and their power elite are manipulating black Americans for their own political agenda. (More Below)


Sowell says it bluntly, that Democrats have to keep blacks in a state of fear, he writes:

If the share of the black vote that goes to the Democrats ever falls to 70 percent, it may be virtually impossible for the Democrats to win the White House or Congress, because they have long ago lost the white male vote and their support among other groups is eroding. Against that background, it is possible to understand their desperate efforts to keep blacks paranoid, not only about Republicans but about American society in general.


This state of fear is reminiscent. of the same state of fear Democrats imposed on the blacks after the civil war. So it seems the Democrats are up to their old tricks again. Of course the Republicans are always branded as the "white-man's" party and as racists, a tactic that Sowell readily exposes, he writes:

Liberal Democrats, especially, must keep blacks fearful of racism everywhere, including in an administration whose Cabinet includes people of Chinese, Japanese, Hispanic, and Jewish ancestry, and two consecutive black Secretaries of State. Blacks must be kept believing that their only hope lies with liberals.


The liberals have fashioned a skewed reality out of misapplied historical facts, a sure trick of any proto-fascist organization where the memory hole has no cap. For instance, more Republicans voted for the Civil Rights act as opposed to Democrates, Sowell writes:

Moreover, contrary to political myth, a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. But facts have never stopped politicians or ideologues before and show no signs of stopping them now.


The Democrats have attempted to make themselves as the saviors of blacks but the Democratic party is the black man's greatest enemy. As Sowell says:

All black progress in the past must be depicted as the result of liberal government programs and all hope of future progress must be depicted as dependent on the same liberalism.


This is quite contrary to the facts.

Sunday, May 22, 2005

The Grand Strategy

Is the conservative movement breaking apart? Pat Buchanan seems to think so. In some ways he is right. There are stumbling blocks hampering the conservative movement today but this does not spell its demise tomorrow. The political domination of all levels of government by the Republican party and its neo-conservative philosophy does not signal the end of the conservative effort but an advancement in this great war of attrition. But the war has not ended and will not end until we witness the total and absolute destruction of the Liberal myth. But what should our next move be?(More Below).


Our next move is obvious: we must concentrate our efforts in winning the culture war. We must dig the trenchs and mount the maxim guns. Buchanan makes this same point:

But it is culture and values that matter for Mr. Buchanan, who for more than 40 years has helped shape American conservatism. In his 1992 speech to the Republican National Convention in Houston, he declared: "There is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America. It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we will one day be as was the Cold War itself." He is still fighting that war. "American culture has become toxic and poisonous," he says. "Take a look at what Hollywood produces today and what it produced in the 1950s. The alteration is dramatic."


Indeed. But unfortunately Buchanan and I part ways at his lack of confidence in the conservatives' ability to win the culture war:

He suggests that in some respects, traditionalists might be fighting for a lost cause. "We say we won a great victory by defeating gay marriage in 11 state-ballot referenda in November," he says. "But I think in the long run, that will be seen as a victory in defense of a citadel that eventually fell." As he later says, "I can't say we won the cultural war, and it's more likely we lost it."


It is never too late. The culture war can be won. And with such a victory the final and ultimate destruction of liberalism would not be far away. But the cancer inflicting society is a very powerful one. It has become resistant to many antidotes used against it in the past. Yet laying siege to the liberal stronghold may not be as tough as conservatives once thought, especially if we figure out which part of the wall to put the battering ram against. Thomas Sowell gives good indication where conservatives should focus their main efforts:

Indeed, the left in general has increasingly favored unelected institutions which impose their views, whether the federal courts, environmental agencies, or such national bureaucracies as the National Park Service or international agencies like the United Nations or the International Court of Justice at the Hague.


The reduction of the beauracracy, reformation of public school curriculum, and the passing of a constitutional amendment that reduces the power of the Supreme Court would strike a fatal blow against neo-liberalism. It was the "social revolution" or rather debacle, imposed by the same institutions mentioned above, that gave impetus to the conservative movement, we should turn our eyes to that history and renew our efforts against that same enemy that is with us. As Buchanan says:

Supreme Court decisions in the 1960s and '70s, Mr. Buchanan says, sparked a conservative response. "The conservative movement is in large part a reaction to the social revolution that had been imposed on this country from above, without the consent of the people, by the Supreme Court. "Frankly, you would not have a cultural war in this country if the Supreme Court had said, 'Look, free speech is one thing, but pornography is not covered by the First Amendment.'"


A needed reminder, indeed.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Awards: MVP-Most Valuable Policeman, SPA-Stupid Parent Award

This story makes me shake my head for a few reasons:
Cops Stop High school at Risk

If you read the article a few things come to mind:
-The police did everything they could to stop this car.
-The Car was putting the students, themselves, and the police in danger.
-Police can never assume that a car willing to run over a bike, speed through a lot of teenagers, and resist arrest is just "annoyed with the police."

Even the passenger of the vehicle that hit a police bike, dragged it 40 feet, and sped down a lot full of pedestrians in reverse said: "I guess he [policeman] thought his life was in danger."

Open containers of alcohol were found in the car.

Here is the most puzzling part of the story:
Sophomore Lauren Manix, however, said she felt like she was in danger because her car was parked on the opposite side of the Mazda when police opened fire. The 16-year-old said she was in her car, ducking for cover, when the shot was fired.

Henley, 16, said she had to dodge the speeding car, yet she questioned the officer's decision to fire in the bustling parking lot.

"I definitely don't think it was necessary to shoot at the car when there were that many students around," she said.

Tanya Patterson, a parent, said she couldn't believe there was gunfire on the campus.

"That's why I moved up here, because I want to keep my kids away from this," she said after picking up her son, freshman Ryan Patterson.

She wondered why officers would put students in jeopardy trying to catch a parking lot speeder.

"Somebody innocent could have been hurt, because bullets don't have names," she said.

Review-Journal staff writer Lisa Kim Bach contributed to this report.


The student that had to dodge the car thought it was a bad idea to shoot.
-You're right, the officers should have used other tactics, maybe a U.N. tactic would work. The officers could have sent a "sterner" warning to the driver. That same student didn't think the officer should have shot with that many students around. I guess that means if the car was speeding around an empty lot, only then would it be ok to fire.

The Mrs. Patterson lady though, she kills me:
"Somebody innocent could have been hurt, because bullets don't have names."
She is right, but speeding cars in reverse, driven by drunken teenagers that 'don't like the police' do, and they would never strike students. (Except for those that had to "dodge the car."

My analysis below.

Obviously the cops acted correctly here. The car was putting many people in danger. Yes, bullets can go stray and it is a DANGEROUS thing to put people in the crossfire, but at the academy the worst scenarios are those which you have to pull your weapon in a crowded area.

One shot was fired at the car, not 10 with lots of missing, and stray bullets, but one shot. It hit the door, and it made its point.

The car stopped, all the students were safe, and the officers were safe. I find it hard to believe that there weren't students in the lot that believe the police acted properly. I would have been grateful that there were some officers willing to do the right thing and end that horribly scary situation quickly and efficiently.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Our Wonderful Mayor.

Normally I will comment on stories... but I think this story speaks for itself. Especially after 3 or 4 previous scandals of the same nature.

Mayor Spends Freely on City Credit Card

Monday, May 09, 2005

Fast Food Lunacy: Part 2

A few weeks ago we reported on the "Fast Food" tax that "America's First Hip-Hop Mayor" was proposing.

We thought that such an idiotic idea would soon fizzle into oblivion, especially before anyone outside of Michigan would discover our lunacy.

I mean what message are we sending, Granholm wants a 2.3% tax on physician revenue and Kwame wants the "Fast Food Tax."

Unfortunately a few people have noticed:
USA TODAY
NewsMax
Business Week
Et Al... (The list goes on...and on...and on...)

Analysis Below...

With taxes that hurt Detroit, Michigan's major city, and with the Governor proposing a tax on Doctors, is it really a wonder why we are the worst performing state when it comes to jobs?

It's not always one specific policy or program that hurts or helps a state, but the mentality of the leadership. When you have arguably the two most powerful people in the state leading in the manner these two are, it is a clear formula for failure. Why is fast food being taxed? Because, like other "Sin" products, if anyone argues why, an easy counter-argument is, "Because it is unhealthy." In other words, you should pay to "hurt yourself." Add to that, the idea that obesity contributes to higher health care costs, and you have a foolproof plan for insta-tax.

Yet, why should we allow our Government to tax something twice, especially when it is an essential product in our lives. Our sales tax already taxes "prepared" foods, therefore there will actually be an 8% tax on fast food.

The big question is, what will constitute fast food? Will it be certain franchises? Or certain ways of preparation? Will Coney Island's count as fast food? How about vendors? What about vendors inside the event complexes inside Detroit? Or will there be the ever famous "exemptions" which come into play? Don't put the tax inside these venues becaus

Why Do the Dem's Keep Losing?

There are a lot of explanations as to why the Dem's continue to lose elections, so here's one evidence file:

Evidence File: Michelle Malkin on Hugh Hewitt

Evidence Against:
Sen. Reid - Nev. (D)
Sen. Ken Salazaar - Colo. (D)
Sen. Charles Schumer - NY (D)

Oh wait.. I forgot... the reason they keep losing is because JESUSLAND invades the US of Canada... and over-takes the polling locations in a CRUSADE.

Silly me.

More Evidence....

I have received some criticism for my, "Make South Korea An Island" post...

I understand that obliterating North Korea with a bunch of Nuclear weapons won't solve anything...

*OR*

...Will It?

Sondra K. has some more evidence to support my idea: Exhibit "B"

Ok... Seriously... I know there are some pacifist out there, but - what reason do we have to deal, plead, beg, and cajole North Korea much longer? Should we wait for them to build weapons and strike before we act? Did Pearl Harbor teach us nothing?

Funding & Change of Leadership

As I prepare to move on, I will continue to contribute to this blog. I will also help in a somewhat, 'Advisory' role next year with the print edition.

One area that I cannot help with, but need supporters help, is with monetary funding.

Our print edition is funded entirely through donations, grants and advertisements. Anything from $5 - $5000 would be a great help.

If you would like to make a donation to help us out please email either myself:

jkoss@wayne.edu

or the new editor of the paper

Emmett Thalmann @: etcap@yahoo.com


Thank you to all our supporters out there, and with your help we will continue to be the refreshing voice on Wayne State's campus!