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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sharpton and Jackson: Racial Carpetbaggers

The Orlando Sentinel’s Rene Stutzman reported that in the Trayvon Martin killing, Martin followed George Zimmerman to his SUV.  When he caught up to him, Martin confronted him, asking whether George “had a problem,” to which Zimmerman replied, “No.”  Martin responded, “You do now,” or words to that effect.  Martin then punched Zimmerman in the face, knocking him to the ground; Trayvon jumped on him, and repeatedly bashed the back of his head into the pavement.  This is when Zimmerman fired.
Zimmerman is Hispanic; if both people had been Hispanic, the media would have yawned.  If both of them had been black, the legacy media would have suppressed the story as stigmatizing to the “community.”  However, since the National Enquirer types mis-identified Zimmerman as white, the vultures are circling, the jackals are yipping, and the civil rights shysters are howling for yet another expansion of extra privileges and benefits and still fewer requirements for individual responsibility for the racially challenged.
This Trayvon Martin situation is merely Al Sharpton-Tawana Brawley redux.  According to this Slate article, in 1987, Brawley claimed that at least two and possibly six white men, one of them carrying a badge, had repeatedly raped her.  Sharpton and company quickly expanded the travesty, claiming that on 33 separate occasions a local prosecutor named Steven Pagones had kidnapped, abused and raped Brawley.  
Finally, in apparent desperation, Sharpton…accused a local police cult with ties to the Irish Republican Army of perpetrating the alleged assault.  A grand jury investigation concluded in late 1988 that Brawley was not the victim of forcible sexual assault and that the whole thing was a hoax. 

Prosecutor Pagones won a $65,000 judgment in a defamation lawsuit against Sharpton and his cronies, but The Rev was able to duck responsibility for his actions because Johnnie Cochran and other Sharpton benefactors subsidized the payment.  Gosh, what a shock!  Cochran and other civil rights industry hustlers who benefit hand-over-fist from sleazy media and official government policies of racial discrimination in favor of melanin-positive people welfared Sharpton out of bearing commensurate consequences for his actions.

The photo above depicts a cherubic preadolescent Martin next to a surly and hostile looking Zimmerman.  Below that is a more current Martin photo sporting gang-favored gold capped teeth and a smiling Zimmerman.

There seems to be a pattern here of manipulating media, avoiding responsibility, and exploiting contrived and invented opportunities.  Jim Goad observes in his Taki’s Magazine article “Travonosaurus Rex,” that crass opportunists are using [Martin’s] corpse as a political Macy’s Parade balloon.  True to form, it seems that Sharpton, Jackson, et al are trying to help their constituents profit at public expense from dead relatives.  These mercenary rabble-rousers have a history of this sort of unseemly behavior.
Half-retarded “racial arsonist” Al Sharpton, apparently unashamed of showing his face in public after supporting the dubious causes of Tawana Brawley, Crystal Mangum, and the Jena 6, naturally fled down to Sanford, FL and led a mostly black crowd in a series of primitive chants and possibly subliminal voodoo incantations. The Reverend Jesse Jackson, still unscathed by last year’s charges of gay harassment, reared his porpoise-shaped head to claim that if Zimmerman is not arrested, “the protests will intensify and spill over into other dimensions,” which sounds vaguely threatening.
Threatening indeed, the riots and other Beat Whitey cowardice that are likely soon to come will follow the usual pattern.  The action will begin at liquor stores and pawnshops, spreading quickly to jewelry, clothing, electronics, and furniture outlets.  This will occur spontaneously in numerous metropolitan areas coordinated by sociopaths using cell phones and other similar electronic communication devices to advise their cohorts where to go for the looting.  Just like last time, Eric Holder will be too busy to bother investigating the people who use FCC regulated airways to conspire and direct wholesale looting, assault, arson, burglary, and destruction of property.
When will we learn that this government reflects its own interests and not those of ordinary Americans; hopefully, it come before November.  May your gods be with you.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oz-bama: Don't Look Behind the Curtain

Obama’s myopic energy non-policy is a dangerous exercise in stealth and guile. Its front people promote and defend it with rhetorical misdirection and trust-me-I'm-with-the-high-command perfidy. In order to succeed, the Green Regime's spin meisters in the lapdog media must convince the public to suspend disbelief and disassociate cause and effect.
America’s TASS is trying to sell the tale that the federal Environmental Protection Agency, along with the US Departments of Energy and Interior  actually want energy from fossil fuels to be more readily available and affordable for the public. Actually, a preponderance of evidence shows that these government agencies have acted to drive up the cost of energy and to make it artificially scarce.  The current administration cites this contrived scarcity and the resulting price increases as justification for additional public investment in Team Obama's Clean Green Energy Machine; unfortunately, it is out of gas.   
The intended beneficiaries of this swindle are the same Obama cronies and economic supporters who have already squandered billions of tax dollars on the first failed clean tech experiment. Now, the very people who perpetrated that unsuccessful green energy scam want taxpayers to bail them out with fresh billions of Other People’s Money.  It is revealing that private sector investors, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists are not beating a path to invest in these so-called opportunities; thus, the only people willing to gamble are bureaucrats who plan to use—you guessed it—Other People’s Money.

Juliet Eliperin's Wired article "Why the Clean Tech Boom Went Bust" describes how Obama's socio/political and environmental flagship quickly became his administration's Hindenburg.  Consider a recent analysis by Matthew Nordan, a venture capitalist who specializes in energy and environmental technology. Of all the energy startups that received their first [venture capital] funds between 1995 and 2007, only 1.8 percent achieved what he calls unambiguous success.  Eliperin's article explains the lack of success.  

Prices for solar panels have fallen 40% recently, ensuring that China's 54% market share will increase; US industries simply cannot compete.  Wind turbine generated power remains significantly more costly than that produced by natural gas fired electrical plants.  Concerns over propellers killing eagles and other raptors have made permits for wind farms as difficult to obtain as those for coal fired generators.  Although energy from algae looks promising, the needed technology is elusive.  Researchers cannot produce it in sufficient quantities to make it viable. 

A kilowatt of energy produced from fossil fuels costs about $30; produced by fuel cells, it runs about $50.  Not only must the price decrease to be competitive, we only have about 60 refueling stations in the country.  Our current hydrogen infrastructure is comparable to the US interstate highway system in 1950.

Hopes for a viable cellulosic biofuel industry have all but evaporated since the US revised its anticipated production downward in 2010 from 100 million gallons annually to 6.6 million per year.  The sugars from this type of biomass are simply far too difficult to extract compared to those in corn; additionally, it can cost up to four times as much to build a cellulosic biofuel processing plant.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan yesterday released a proposed budget that would immediately terminate all programs that allow government to play venture capitalist with taxpayers’ money.  This budget reverses the President’s policies that drive up gas prices, and instead promotes an all-of-the-above strategy for unlocking American energy production to help lower costs, create jobs and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Preventing the federal government from fleecing taxpayers with future 500 billion dollar Solyndra-like schemes seems prudent.  Undoubtedly, those who wish to continue rewarding their constituents with Other People's Money will disagree.

May your gods be with you.  

Friday, March 16, 2012

Home Again, Home Again

Thanks to all the readers who continued to visit the Empress Website in its author’s absence. Reports of the Empress’s death were premature and motivated by wishful thinking. Be grateful to your gods while good health and wellbeing last because both are ephemeral. When Dame Misfortune calls, remember that bad luck cannot last forever; the game is still afoot until we cross the river Styx.

With a shinai made up of rational deliberation, empirical evidence, scientific observation, and objective reason and bound together by dedication of purpose, this blog will continue to confront, confound, and challenge liberty’s adversaries at every opportunity. Pithy new posts exposing and lampooning postmodern progressives will begin arriving shortly.

May your gods be with you.