(Although it was reportedly a rough morning for the former Eleanor Coulouris 67 years ago_)
Or so I was told.
1. It’s NOT okay to be white? CNN Commentator Angela Rye, formerly executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus, told CNN audiences that “white, liberal women” were the cause of the pressure on iconic Michigan Representative John Conyers to resign from Congress. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would have never called for Conyers to resign if it weren’t the other “white, liberal women” pressuring her to do so. Rye, who earlier in the week said that a racist double standards was causing Conyers to be pressured to resign while white Democratic Senator Al Franken was not, said,
“I think Nancy Pelosi made a commitment to the members of the Congressional Black Caucus that she would not call for Conyers resignation before due process was allowed to take place. Now she’s being faced with the pressure of white, liberal women for the most part who have told her she needs to say something different.”
Rye echoes the reported sentiment of Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. James Clyburn, who noted that all of Conyers’ accusers were white. Doubtlessly agreeing with her is Mrs, Conyers, who told reporters staking out Conyers’ home yesterday to “Go and stalk white people’s houses.”
- Race-baiting and using racism as an excuse for any criticism of black politicians is still the reflex response of far too many Democrats, in part because they face no consequences for doing so, and because any whites who object are tarred as white supremacists.
- Until the news media and progressives have the integrity to treat this tactic for what it is, and as exactly as intolerable as white racism, the nation will continue to split hard along racial lines. I guess that’s what the Left wants.
- How can CNN justify continuing to employ a “contributor” like Rye—it has some others, too—who is a stone-cold racist?
- How can anyone who abhors racism in all its forms continue to patronize an intentionally racial division-promoting news source that does employ someone like Rye?
- Here, for people like Rye—you know, stupid people—are some reasons Al Franken’s situation is distinguishable from that of Conyers: he is thirty years younger and shouldn’t have retired about a decade ago anyway; he, unlike Conyers, hasn’t flatly denied all of the allegations against him as they keep on coming; a Senator resigning is a bigger deal than a Representative resigning; and Nancy Pelosi doesn’t oversee Senate Democrats.
Also there are no reports of Franken habitually meeting with female staffers without his pants on. It’s small thing—well, not that small—but still…
2. No, really, it isn’t OK...In related news,Texas State University student journalist Rudy Martinez wrote an article entitled “Your DNA Is An Abomination”—referring to white DNA, of course—for The University Star, the University of Texas student publication. The piece also advocated the death of whites, which is unpleasantly close to calling for them to be killed. If you think I’m going to point out that any student who wrote this about blacks in a student newspaper would be quickly disciplined, while the newspaper editor responsible for publishing such vile material was hounded of campus, you’re right. If the University of Texas administrators had any integrity, common sense or guts, it would, this is what would happen. At least the president of Texas State, Denise M. Trauth, said that “The column’s central theme was abhorrent and is contrary to the core values of inclusion and unity that our Bobcat students, faculty, and staff hold dear.” That’s nice. Why is Texas State graduating racists? From the column:
“Ontologically speaking, white death will mean liberation for all. Accept this death as the first step toward defining yourself as something other than the oppressor. Until then, remember this: I hate you because you shouldn’t exist. You are both the dominant apparatus on the planet and the void in which all other cultures, upon meeting you, die.”
Denise Cervantes, The University Star’s editor-in-chief, pulled the column and apologized, saying “We acknowledge that the column could have been clearer in its message and that it has caused hurt within our campus community. We apologize and hope that we can move forward to a place of productive dialogue on ways to bring our community together.”
Oh, I think it was very clear in its message.
3. “They’re not sending us their best people…” Remember Kate Steinle, the woman who was shot dead in San Francisco by an illegal Mexican immigrant days after Donald Trump announced his candidacy with his infamous statement that illegal immigrants from Mexico included rapists and murderers? The shooter, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate also seemed to fit Trump’s “racist” description because he had been deported five times, always returning to the City by the Bay because he left his heart there, and also because it doesn’t believe in enforcing the immigration laws.
Zarate admitted that he had shot Steinle. His defense lawyer argued, however, that the second-degree murder charge against him couldn’t be proven, because Zarate claimed the gun he was holding went off by accident. (It appears that there was quite a bit of evidence supporting this.) The “Oopsie! My bad!” defense worked, in part because the prosecution over-charged : a jury acquitted him. It looks like the gun offense will send him to prison for a while, whereupon he will be deported, and then Zarate will return because those little cable cars climb half-way to the stars, and San Francisco will again welcome him with open arms.
4. Let’s not forget, this creep was once appointed to an important job at the White House…Tufts University had invited alum Anthony Scaramucci to speak at an event—that’s bad enough—but after he threatened to sue the student paper for defamation over a negative article written about him, the event has been postponed, I hope permanently. The article, written by 26-year-old Tufts grad student Camilo Caballero, argued that Scaramucci should be removed from the Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy advisory board, because he is an “irresponsible, inconsistent, [and] an unethical opportunist” who “sold his soul in contradiction to his own purported beliefs” and will “diminish the values” of Tufts by remaining on the board.
[Scaramucci’s threat] — made through Scaramucci’s counsel, Sam Lieberman of Sadis & Goldberg LLP — is every bit as blustery and frivolous as the players and circumstances would suggest….Scaramucci’s letter is vexatious, meritless, dishonest, and thuggish. A decent lawyer would not draft it and a decent man would not have it sent on his behalf. It represents the growing trend of the wealthy leveraging a broken legal system to suppress criticism. It is entirely consistent with Scaramucci’s past conduct as a vain, bumbling lout, and inconsistent with his attempts to rehabilitate himself. For shame.