Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Louisiana Looting

As many had suspected, looting has begun in New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina. Check out this article, paying special attention to the last sentence. The pinhead observer states that the looting is OK because these people "have been oppressed all their lives". How in the world could he discern that these people were "oppressed"? Last I checked, all New Orleans citizens have access to free public education, they are free to hold a job, free to vote, etc. But this dimwits concludes that the fact that these people are thiefs is somebody elses fault. I think we can rest assured he's not a store owner on Canal street.

Looting Story

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Back from World Youth Day

I just came back from 10 days in Europe visiting Rome and Koln, Germany for World Youth day. Now back to blogging.......

USANow has long covered the institutionalized discrimination built into the US government's contracting and procurement procedures. Today, Michelle Malkin takes the issue head on, and wonders why it's OK to profile by race when the government is handing out million dollar contracts, but it's not OK to profile by race when the government is chasing terrorists.

After considering federal minority set asides, minority scholarships, and college entrance standards which punish applicants for being white, it seems to me that the only "disadvantaged" group in the country is comprised of white males.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Black "Leadership" Fails Constituents

Take a few moments to read this story about a recent recent civil rights rally. Black politicians and entertainers labeled Bush and the entire administration "criminals", they claim the last two elections were "stolen", and black members of Bush's administration were labeled "tyrants". These aren't two-bit hack politicians we're talking about, these comments came from the likes of Jesse Jackson, Charlie Rangel, Harry Bellafonte, as well as Judge Greg Mathis. Mathis demonstrated his keen intellect when he stated of the 2000 election "I call it a crime because indeed that is exactly what it was". Wow, such impressive reasoning. Following his logic, I could state that Mathis is an ignorant, race baiting fool. I could say that because that is exactly what he is.

Why do these men continue to destroy inter-racial bridges? Why do these men continue to set up black America against white America? Why do these men continue to imply our economy is a zero-sum game, where the white man is out to steal the black man's share of the pie?

The sooner this generation of black leadership fades from our political scene, the better.

More Good Economic News

The US Department of Labor recently announced the addition of 207,000 new jobs in the month of July. Year to date, more than 1.3 million jobs have been created.

To put these figures in perspective, check out this graph and table of historical jobs growth from the Department of Labor. Clearly, recent job growth does not match the boom years of '96 through '99. But in light of recent offshoring trends, the emergence of China as a global manufacturing force, and continued struggles in the telecommunications sector, domestic employment growth is outstanding.