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Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. called for a vote condemning Texas Governor Rick Perry for hunting at the Family Camp allegedly known as Niggerhead.  The House of Representatives voted that down, pretty much along a party line vote. 

A few observations.  While there is credible evidence that Governor Perry’s family purchased such the Camp,  there is no evidence (other than allegations) that they allowed the name to be used.  In fact, and I take the Governor at his word on this, his family painted over the offending name which had been written on a rock at the entrance to the compound.  Moreover, there is no record of the Governor using that name or naming the place himself.  He has correctly noted that the word is offensive and that he did not approve of its use. 

Congressman Jackson did not demand, from what I read, that his father Jesse Jackson be condemned for calling New York City Hymietown.   

Real racist conduct should be condemned.   And people who shout racism for purely political grounds should also be condemned.   Jesse Jackson, Jr. is awarded today’s shame award. 

 

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13 thoughts on “The Silly Season

  1. Yep.

    They painted the thing over ages ago.

    This is a bullshit charge from a bullshit congressman who comes from a bullshit family.

  2. Still flogging this story I see..any interest in the New Black Panthers? or Eric Holder’s woes? crickets?

  3. Any interest in the Wall Street riots – and President Obama’s support of said riots?

    oh, wait…time to create report on the Perry and the Racist Rock — again —- but from another angle….

    keep breathing air into this non-story, Mahons…

  4. Yo Patty

    I think you have mahons derangement syndrome

    The point of the story is a criticism of the bum congressman and his bum father.

    Read it again.

  5. Any interest in the Wall Street riots – and President Obama’s support of said riots?

    Here is a libertarian take on the Wall Street protestors. Ann Coulter and her fellow Wall Street cheerleaders (hello Patty!) will hate it for its total lack of “four legs good, two legs bad!”

    “Some who see the protesters as a bunch of whiny young leftists opposing the great symbols of American capitalism will be tempted circumstantially to side with Wall Street. Yet much of the anger against Wall Street is justified, if misdirected — even reflecting a vaguely classical-liberal class consciousness. In cahoots with the politicians, these giant firms are indeed ripping off the middle class and poorer Americans. Today’s political economy resembles some form of fascism more than the free-enterprise system, and of the businesses with a hand in colluding with the state in advancement of corporatism, those being targeted by the protesters for special animus are probably among the guiltiest. Some of the activists, waving signs in opposition to bailouts, war, and police abuses, are carrying a libertarian message.”

  6. Mahons: The racist rock story is not a news story, dimwit. It’s a Democrat hit piece. don’t be so naive.

    Peter: Ann Coulter is not really my favorite commentator – she craves attention and is often over-the-top. I don’t think she’s correct about these demonstrators. Obama made a speech today – an angry speech – while Mahons was researching the Racist Rock story – again – and Obama agrees with these demonstrators – Trumka the Union Boss is now bussing in demonstrators….Coulter is wrong -it’s not a “liberatarian” movement.

    It’s what Trumka promised last June – people in the streets – it’s Obama’s reelection campaign..in the streets.

  7. Patty

    As my linked opinion piece argued, of course it is not a purely libertarian movement. It has a great number of pie in the sky something for nothing socialists.

    But it also has a point about bailed-out Wall Street crony capitalism, which is also about something for nothing, and which which Coulter has dismissed in her usual sneering way. But she has always been a Wall Street shill, so no surprise.

  8. Coulter is not a Wall Street “shill” – she’s a media figure.

    Regarding the demonstrations — the White House and the Unions, a la Trumka, are behind these demonstrations – this is the new Obama reelection playbook. Takin’ it to the streets! hahaha! The irony of it is that Obama gets most of his reelection cash from Wall Street!

    The poor are not poor because the rich are rich – but, trust me, Obama et al are never going to tell you that.

  9. Patty –

    If this comes from the Obama re-election playbook he might just be in trouble. Wall Street oligarchs have spent big on promoting him in the past and he still probably needs their money.

    I suspect the protests have happened, Dem strategists have followed the Clinton/Blair example of calculating the best advantage and Obama is trying to back them, but as strongly as he can.

    This isn’t a black and white thing. Sure the protestors might be the usual rent-a-Leftists, but they do have a point and I wish them well. The von Mises Institute is as free market as any outfit and the piece Peter links to sums it up well:

    “Some who see the protesters as a bunch of whiny young leftists opposing the great symbols of American capitalism will be tempted circumstantially to side with Wall Street.”

    That is, Republicans, conservatives, the middle class etc. Instinct sides with the rich white guys.

    “In cahoots with the politicians, these giant firms are indeed ripping off the middle class and poorer Americans.”

    In reality an unholy government/banking nexus governs for themselves. That they looted Americans for trillions in a few months is still breathtaking. It’s a stunning crime. Protestors on the street didn’t do that, it was the mafia in the shiny office buildings.

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