Friday, March 30, 2012

Barack Obama: Race Hustler

***Amen, John Hinderaker:

President Obama has fanned the flames of hatred in the Trayvon Martin case, and has not said a single critical word about the outrageous actions of the New Black Panthers, who offered a $10,000 bounty on George Zimmerman–the same New Black Panthers on whose behalf Eric Holder quashed a federal criminal prosecution; or of Spike Lee, who tweeted a wrong address for Zimmerman, presumably to facilitate harassment or even murder; or of the many liberals who have posted on the @killzimmerman Twitter feed; or of the many other Democrats and liberals who have indulged in an orgy of hate with respect to Mr. Zimmerman. President Obama’s interest in the victims of violence is selective: he cares if they look like the hypothetical son he doesn’t have. Or, perhaps more to the point, he cares if an opportunity for political gain presents itself.

***From Glenn Reynolds over at Instapundit:

JIM TREACHER: Has Obama called David and Elaine McClain to make sure they’re holding up okay? “They’re the elderly Florida couple whose address Spike Lee tweeted because he thought it was George Zimmerman’s. Presumably because he wanted people to go there and discuss things calmly. . . . ‘Fearful for their safety, and hoping to escape the spotlight, the couple have temporarily moved to a hotel.’”
Plus: “Somebody please try to justify this. Seriously. Tell me why this is okay. Tell me why this doesn’t matter. Tell me how this helps. Tell me how anyone involved in this fiasco expects us to just forget what they’ve said and done.”
Also: “And remember Obama’s $35K-a-plate fundraiser at Spike’s house just two months ago? I’m sure they’d both prefer if you didn’t.”
***Tempted to buy a lottery ticket? Here's what has happened to a few past winners:

-Jack Whittaker: This West Virginia businessman won $315 million in the Powerball lottery in 2002, the largest jackpot ever from a single ticket in American history at the time. After being robbed of $545,000 in cash while at a strip club, Whittaker's granddaughter and daughter were later found dead, and Whittaker was sued by Caesars Atlantic City casino for bouncing $1.5 million worth of checks to cover gambling losses.

-Juan Rodriguez: This New York City parking attendant was earning less than $30,000 in 2004 when he won $149 million in a Mega Millions drawing. But soon after taking the lump sum option of $88 million, his wife filed for divorce and was awarded half of his winnings.

There are more, but here's the kicker:

-Jeffrey Dampier: In 1996, Dampier and his wife won $20 million in Illinois' lottery and used the money to buy relatives homes and to start a gourmet popcorn shop in Florida. Nine years later, Dampier was kidnapped and killed by his sister-in-law and her boyfriend who targeted him for money.
***Haven't seen as much coverage of this as you have for the Trayvon Martin story, have you? Guess why?

In a case that generated blaring tabloid headlines in the U.K. press, a Florida teen is facing life in prison without parole for murdering two young British tourists who got lost and wandered into a housing project where their convicted killer lived. After an eight-day trial, a jury on Wednesday convicted 17-year-old Shawn Tyson of two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting of James Cooper, 25, and James Kouzaris, 24, last April.

You guessed it. The shooter is black, the victims were white. Jesse & Al can't get any mileage out of this one, so it doesn't matter.

***Oh, by the way, Rush Limbaugh's ratings are up.

***                                               INCOMING!!!!

***I've always wanted to try to make a trifle because they're so pretty - maybe I'll try this one soon.

1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla
pudding mix
3 cups cold milk
1 (9 inch) angel food cake, cut in cubes
4 bananas, sliced
1 (16 ounce) package frozen
strawberries, thawed
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped
topping, thawed
1. Prepare pudding with milk according to package directions. In a trifle bowl or other glass serving dish, layer half the cake pieces, half the pudding, half the bananas, half the strawberries and half the whipped topping. Repeat layers. Cover and chill in refrigerator 4 hours before serving.

***Paul Ryan's budget passes House. Too bad the Senate has a Democrat majority. They certainly won't do anything that makes any sense.

***Well, that's different: Pastor tells worshipers to turn their cell phones ON.

***Peggy Noonan: The President is looking increasingly deviant and dishonest. You don't say.

***Check out this itty bitty octopus!!

***Here's a neat story behind the writing of "Precious Lord, Take My Hand."

"Precious Lord, take my hand,
lead me on, let me stand!
I am tired, I am weak,
I am worn, Through the storm,
through the night lead me on to the light,
Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home."

***What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. ~~ George Dennison Prentice

***Have a great day!

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