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Most inept bombing ever, or … ?

Posted by Richard on January 10, 2015

Charles C. Johnson of thinks a Google Earth photo from last September proves that the January 6th “NAACP bombing” in Colorado Springs is a hoax. I think his analysis is wrong, but I have my own doubts about what the NAACP, SPLC, etc., were quick to characterize as a “hate crime.”

Johnson sees “soot marks” on the side of the building in the Google photo he posted and thinks those are being passed off as the bomb damage. But that’s not the case. Here’s an AP tweet with a picture:

The bomb damage, such as it is, is on the right at the base of the wall. The darkened area visible in the Google photo is to the left of that.

Here’s a photo from the Colorado Springs Gazette that makes the relationship clearer and shows that the dark area to the left is clearly weathered:


But it also shows even more clearly how pitifully little damage this “bomb” did. Looks like one or two large firecrackers like M80s to me. According to the FBI, a gasoline can was placed “adjacent to the device.” The plastic gas can was clearly undamaged:


Think about that for a minute: a plastic gas can sitting within a couple of feet of the “bomb,” judging from the picture, survived the explosion completely unscathed.

The NAACP said items were knocked off the walls of their office. I find that difficult to believe, both because of the miniscule impact of the explosion and because of the location. This picture from the Gazette shows that the NAACP office is on the left side of the building, a barber shop is on the right, and the “bomb” went off at the right rear against the barber shop wall:


In my opinion, this was either the work of the most utterly incompetent bomb-maker ever (and possibly directed at the barber shop) or yet another in a long list of hate crime hoaxes.

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Romney at NAACP convention

Posted by Richard on July 11, 2012

Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP convention in Houston today. Every news broadcast in the free world featured the same 15-second clip of him vowing to get rid of Obamacare and the audience booing. Every news story about the speech featured some variation of “Romney booed.”

What most of the MSM aren’t mentioning is that he received applause on a number of occasions and a standing ovation at the end.

I doubt he picked up many votes. But he seems to have picked up quite a bit of respect. He showed up, he talked straight, and he didn’t pander. It was really a pretty strong speech, nicely delivered. If this is characteristic of his speeches, I’ve gotten the wrong impression from the short clips I’ve seen (via the MSM) and the few minutes of primary debates I watched. If this is characteristic, he’s easily a better communicator than the last three four Republican standard-bearers.

Watch the whole thing (25 minutes) here.

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Double standard, example #23,143

Posted by Richard on July 15, 2010

Yes, it's been a while since the death of this prominent bigot, but since I'm on the subject of racism, Brad Shaeffer's July 12 post at Big Journalism seems apropos:

When in 2003, Sen. Strom Thurmond passed away, the New York Times’ obituary headline read:

Strom Thurmond, Foe of Integration, Dies at 100

The paper then went on to justify this summation of a 100-year life and 56 years in politics as ‘foe of integration’ by citing his past sins as a racist and his history of opposition to civil rights.  Here are some of the bullet points:

  • He was an active member of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1940s, recruiting 150 members and rising to the rank of “Exalted Cyclops” which he was elected to by unanimity.
  • In 1944 he wrote: “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.”
  • In 1946 he penned: “The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here … and in every state in the nation.”
  • He filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, personally speaking against it for fourteen hours.
  • The only senator to have voted against the nominations of both Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas to the SCOTUS – the only two Black justices to be nominated on the Court.  He even enlisted the help of the FBI to find communist ties to Marshall to thwart the nomination.  He also opposed nominations of Blacks Janice Rogers Brown for US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Condoleezza Rice for Secretary of State.
  • On March 4, 2001 he announced that the problems of race relations are largely behind us, citing that ‘I’ve seen a lot of ‘white n****rs in my time’

So one can see why the Times would characterize him in a rather racist light no? It’s not a pretty picture.   Oh gosh, wait a minute.  My notes got all mixed up on my desk!  These bullet points are about recently passed on Democratic Senator Robert Byrd! (more…)

You know the punch line, right? America's unprincipled leftist ideologues and the mainstream media (but I repeat myself), including the Times, were hagiographic in their commentary on the death of Byrd. They excused and whitewashed his lifetime of bigotry, calling his leadership role in the KKK a "youthful indiscretion" or claiming it was something he was forced to do in order to get elected. 

The left will gladly overlook racism and bigotry by someone they can count on to help promote their agenda. For another recent example, consider the case of Kenneth Gladney, beaten and called a n****r by SEIU goons at a Tea Party rally. The Missouri NAACP held a press conference the other day to explain why Gladney deserved the beating and to call on the prosecutor to drop charges against his attackers.

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Blacks condemn the NAACP’s baseless attack on Tea Parties

Posted by Richard on July 15, 2010

Big Government has a series of ten seventeen posts condemning the NAACP for accusing the Tea Party movement of being racist. The authors are Michael Steele, Deroy Murdock, and eight other members of the Project 21 black leadership network, ranging from journalists to businessmen to political consultants. Several of them are themselves leaders of Tea Party organizations. For now, you can read them all at the top of the front page. Below are links to the individual posts. They are well worth reading.

The Tea Party Is Not Racist

I Condemn the NAACP: Where Is the Evidence of Tea Party Racism?

I Condemn the NAACP: It Has Tarnished its Reputation

I Condemn the NAACP: It Has a Selective Memory on Race

I Condemn the NAACP: Call Me a Racist!

I Condemn the NAACP: It Should Stand With Tea Parties

I Condemn the NAACP: It Is Grossly Out of Touch

I Condemn the NAACP: Screaming ‘Racism’ Discredits the Organization

I Condemn the NAACP: It Needs to Wake Up!

I Condemn the NAACP: It Has Lost its Way

UPDATE: Whoops, posted too soon! There are still more.

I Condemn The NAACP: They Are Obsessed With Identity Politics

by Robin Martin

I Condemn the NAACP: The New Black Panther Party Are the Real Racists

by Deneen Borelli

I Condemn the NAACP: It Has Been Taken Over by the Hard Left

by Kevin L. Martin

I Condemn the NAACP: Get Back to Freedom

by R. Dozier Gray

I Condemn the NAACP

by Marie Stroughter

Chicago Machine Democrats Deserve NAACP Condemnation, Not Tea Party

by Cedra Crenshaw 

NAACP Is Not At All Serious: They’ve Missed the Real Issues

by LTC Allen West (USA, Ret.) 

And then there's this post by some "cracker." Watch that video! 

Breitbart Exposes the ‘N Word’ Lie on Hannity

by Larry O'Connor 

Andrew Breitbart appeared on the ‘Hannity’ show tonight [the 13th — ed.] to discuss the NAACP’s resolution condemning the Tea Party Movement as racist.  The NAACP used the dubious claims of Rep. Andre Carson, that fifteen protestors yelled racial slurs at him fifteen times on March 20th prior to a vote on ObamaCare in Washington DC.

Breitbart conducted a search of all available video of the moment Rep. Carson described – as he and Rep. John Lewis “came down the steps at (the) Cannon” Office Building on their way to the Capitol.

This segment on ‘Hannity’ marks the very first time these videos, which show no evidence of anyone shouting racial slurs and which contradict every description Rep. Carson made of the scene, have been shown on national television.

[YouTube link]

Given that this false charge has become the basis for the nation’s oldest and most respected civil rights organization to label an entire political movement as racist, it will be instructive to see which other media outlets pick up the story as well.

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NAACP criticized by SC congressional candidate Tim Scott

Posted by Richard on July 9, 2010

From South Carolina's FITSNews:

S.C. Rep Tim Scott – the Republican nominee for South Carolina’s first congressional district – took exception Tuesday to a draft resolution from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) that accuses the Tea Party movement of harboring “racist elements.”

The NAACP is expected to approve the resolution this week at its annual meeting in Kansas City.

“I believe that the NAACP is making a grave mistake in stereotyping a diverse group of Americans who care deeply about their country and who contribute their time, energy and resources to make a difference,” Scott said.

Scott is the first African-American Republican to be elected to the S.C. State House since Reconstruction. [apparently, that's incorrect — ed.] If elected in November, he would become the only African-American Republican in the U.S. Congress.  He’s never made a big deal about his ethnicity, though, choosing instead to focus on fiscal policy.  In fact, Scott was one of only a handful of GOP lawmakers in Columbia to earn an “A” grade from the S.C. Club for Growth for his votes to limit taxes and government spending.

His voting record quickly made him a favorite among Tea Party activists searching for true fiscal conservatives within the GOP ranks.

Tim Scott (campaign website) is running in the congressional district where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. In the primary election, he defeated Gov. Carroll Campbell's son. In the runoff, he trounced Sen. Strom Thurmond's son, getting 68% of the vote. He's expected to easily defeat a weak Democrat.

Scott is one of three state legislators who joined forces to put a measure on the ballot that would amend the state constitution to block parts of Obamacare, including the individual mandate.

Scott's statement went on to say: 

As I campaign in South Carolina, I participate in numerous events sponsored by the Tea Party, 9/12, Patriot, and other like-minded groups, and I have had the opportunity to get to know many of the men and women who make up these energetic grassroots organizations.  Americans need to know that the Tea Party is a color-blind movement that has principled differences with many of the leaders in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans.

Their aim is to support the strongest candidates – regardless of color or background – who will fight to return our country to its Constitutional roots of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets.

Between Tim Scott, Gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, and a bunch of upstart, reform-minded legislative candidates (five out of fifteen Republican incumbents were defeated in the primaries, and some others chose to retire), it's clear that change has swept through the South Carolina GOP — and seems poised to sweep through the state. 

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