Monday, July 27, 2009

Obama Failure Equals American Prosperity

Larry Kudlow’s NRO analysis of last week’s surge in the American stock market averages suggests that the likelihood of President Obama’s policies failing is providing fuel for the rallies:
“Hate to say it but Obama’s disastrous press conference last night (7/23) is a big contributor to (Fri)day’s roaring stock market….Politics is not everything, but I believe that the shrinking probability of a new government insurance plan that would lead to nationalized health care — along with the demise of cap-and-trade that would nationalize energy — is very bullish for stocks….(Obama’s) whole garbled, inconsistent, and baffling defense of health care looked real bad. The president’s polls have been falling, especially on his policies. And markets see the possibility that free-market capitalism will live to see another day.
Kudlow goes on to review the mixed signals in our volatile markets but concludes with guardedly bullish optimism:
“I’m not predicting a return to the all-time S&P high, which was over 1,500. There are still too many government threats to free-market capitalism emanating from Democratic Washington. But the political tide is clearly turning for the better. And so are the economic stats. If the July employment report wipes out some of the negatives of the June report, this market could really roar.” (ibid)
Moderates and Blue-dogs please take note of this interesting recipe for the return of American prosperity:
Obama failure equals American success.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Rogue Scholars Slander Police Officer

Slander: “a false, malicious statement (spoken or published), especially one which is injurious to a person's reputation; the making of such a statement; to utter a slanderous statement.”
An unlikely pair of rogue scholars seems to have engaged in the slander of Cambridge, Massachusetts Police Sergeant James Crowley. Reporters from the multi-culti media echo the sentiments expressed by Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates while referring to him in their reports as a “black scholar.” With similar credentials from the same diversity-oriented, Affirmative Action supportive universities, President Barack Obama apparently should be viewed as a scholar as well.
Scholar Obama claims that the officers involved in the Gates case, who were led by Crowley,
“acted stupidly.” "I think it's fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry….and there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that's just a fact."
Well, I, for one, wouldn’t be angry with a police officer attempting to assist the investigation of a potential break-in at my domicile. There goes the “any of us” argument. I believe the correct response would be gratitude.
Gates’s reaction, perhaps due to the greater depth of his scholarship, is more incendiary than Obama’s:
“He said the incident made him realize how vulnerable poor people and minorities are"to capricious forces like a rogue policeman, and this man clearly was a rogue policeman."
Anyone who has read the police report describing Gates’s self-inflicted confrontation will come to a different conclusion.
Now that some background information about Crowley is coming out, it appears that the typical race-card smearing that entails any confrontation between black community activists and authority figures will be difficult to bring to fruition, even for experienced race-baiters like Al Sharpton, Scholar Gates and his mouthpiece, Charles Ogletree-yet another Harvard “scholar.”
Professor Ogletree is the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard, and perhaps the leading American proponent of slave reparations He taught both Barack and Michelle Obama at Harvard and was disciplined for plagiarism in 2004. Here are a few of Scholar Ogletree’s publications, just to give you a sense of the impartiality he brings his client’s case:
From Lynch Mobs to the Killing State: Race and the Death Penalty in America (ed. with Austin Sarat, New York University Press 2006)
Beyond the Rodney King Story: An Investigation of Police Conduct in Minority Communities, (ed. with others, Northeastern University Press Boston, Massachusetts 1995)
"The Current Reparations Debate," 5 University of California Davis Law Review 36 (2003).
Why Has the G.O.P. Kept Blacks Off Federal Courts?" New York Times, August 18, 2000, Op-Ed. (ibid)
You get the idea. And now the withering attention of all of these scholars is focused on James Crowley.
Sergeant Crowley, from all reports available at the time of publication, appears to be a model police officer. Crowley, in fact, was chosen to teach fellow officers how to avoid profiling:
“Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class about racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy after being hand-picked for the job by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black, said Academy Director Thomas Fleming…Fellow officers, black and white, say Crowley is well-liked and respected on the force. Crowley was a campus police officer at Brandeis University in July 1993 when he administered CPR trying to save the life of former Boston Celtics player Reggie Lewis. Lewis, who was black, collapsed and died during an off-season workout.
Crowley’s union stands firmly behind him as he refuses to apologize for his actions:
“Crowley’s police union issued a statement saying it had reviewed the arrest of Gates and expressed “full and unqualified support’’ for his actions.
“Sergeant Crowley is a highly respected veteran supervisor with a distinguished record in the Cambridge Police Department,’’ said the Cambridge Police Superior Officers Association. “His actions at the scene of this matter were consistent with his training, with the informed policies and practices of the Department, and with applicable legal standards.’’
From all appearances, the remarks the rogue scholars involved in this fiasco clearly meet the definition of slander. The statements are false and malicious and intended to injure the reputation of Sergeant Crowley, the Cambridge Police Department and American police officers across the country. The appropriate response is a civil action against Scholar Gates, Scholar Obama and any other community activists who choose to promote their diversity agenda at the expense of those who risk their lives providing Americans with protection from the real rogue elements in society.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Harvard Racialist in Police Confrontation

(This article originally appeared in the American Thinker on 7/21/2009.)

Displaying all the vituperative indignation developed by the Tawana Brawley school of victimhood, Harvard professor of African-American studies, Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Jr. did his best to incite a racial incident with Cambridge police officers who were responding to a neighbor's call regarding a possible break-in at the Gates residence. This Gates character is a class act. Here is a sampling of his alleged responses to the police officers who came to protect his domicile:
"Gates accused the investigating officer of being a racist and told him he had "no idea who he was messing with...'
Gates told the officer that he was being targeted because "I'm a black man in America.''
When asked to step outside so the officer could hear him better, Gates gallantly responded:
"Ya, I'll speak with your mama outside."
Gates was eventually arrested for being disorderly and was booked. The police reports filed by both the arresting officer and the back-up officer demonstrate respectful decorum and a thorough attempt to discern the facts on the scene:
"As I descended the stairs to the sidewalk (Gates) continued to yell at me, accusing me of racial bias and continued to tell me that I had not heard the last of him. Due to the tumultuous manner Gates had exhibited in his residence, as well as his continued tumultuous behavior outside the residence, in view of the public, I warned Gates that he was becoming disorderly. Gates ignored my warning and continued to yell, which drew the attention of both the police officers and the citizens, who appeared surprised and alarmed by Gates outburst. For a second time I warned Gates to calm down while I withdrew my department issued handcuffs from their carrying case. Gates again ignored my warning and continued to yell at me. It was at this time that I informed Gates that he was under arrest. I then stepped up the stairs, onto the porch and attempted to place handcuffs on Gates. Gates initially resisted my attempt to handcuff him, yelling that he was "disabled" and would fall without his cane. After the handcuffs were properly applied, Gates complained that they were too tight. I ordered Off. Ivey, who was among the responding officers, to handcuff Gates with his arms in front of him for his comfort while I secured a cane for Gates from his residence. I then asked Gates if he would like an officer to take possession of his house key and secure his front door, which he left wide open. Gates told me that the door was unsecurable due to a previous break attempt at the residence. Shortly thereafter a Harvard University maintenance person arrived on scene and appeared familiar with Gates. I asked Gates if he was comfortable with this Harvard University maintenance person securing his residence. He told me that he was."
The arresting officer bent over backward to give all parties the opportunity to resolve any questions and depart the scene gracefully. Gates apparently had other ideas.
Apparently, some members of the Harvard black community have no interest in resolving the situation gracefully and has the race machine ginned up and firing on all cylinders. Reportedly:
"The incident raised concerns among some Harvard faculty that Gates was a victim of racial profiling....
The arrest of such a prominent scholar under what some described as dubious circumstances shook some members of the black Harvard community."
Not surprisingly, Gates already has counsel to represent him in this dubious incident of his own making:
"Gates is being represented by Harvard Law School professor Charles Ogletree, who has taken on previous cases with racial implications." (ibid)
A race-card circus is coming our way.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Heaviest and Lightest Elements Discovered

In an amazing display of chaos theory come true, the heaviest of elements has been added to the periodic table nearly simultaenously with the discovery of the Earth's most lightweight element.

"is the heaviest element in the periodic table, 277 times heavier than hydrogen. It is produced by a nuclear fusion, bombarding zinc ions onto a lead target."

It was first discovered by Sigurd Hofman at the Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Germany during the course of fusion experiments in 1996. The element will carry the symbol Cp, in honor of Copernicus,, the first astronomer to formulate a heliocentric cosmology.

Meanwhile, here in the U.S., the near simultaneous discovery of Obamium was reported by conservative pundits at The American Thinker as the result of Democrat party bombardment of the U.S. economy in an attempt at Socialist fusion. The particle is such a lightweight that it is 277 times lighter than helium and has a similar effect on the voices of those promoting the current Democrat economic vision, increasingly to the unavoidable derision of the American public. The new element"s symbol, Ob, honors Barack Hussien Obama, the first politician to formulate an Obamacentric cosmology. Scientists at the American Center for Light Alphabet Research are working with graphic artists to determine how to include that funny-looking Obama symbol into the English alphabet, replacing the O and providing the perfect display for the element now demonstrating the periodic table's Unbearable Lightness of Being