The White Privilege B.S.

I get the point. You would have to be a moron not to. But this fellow’s recitation of why I and other white men are supposed to feel bad about our “privilege” isn’t very convincing. Even if he has, as it says under his byline, a “Doctorate in White Privilege.” Imagine that. He says blacks are more likely to be stopped for the color of their skin, even shot to death, but he offers no proof of either claim.

I still think most of the problem of blacks and other minorities tending to be hassled by cops is really a matter of class and behavior. Clothing, behavior, and whatever else denotes one’s social and economic standing.

Dress like a gangbanger, in other words, like Trayvon, and you’ll be treated like one. Get belligerent with a cop like Michael Brown, and you’ll have a gun pulled on you. Run away from a cop like Larry Jackson did and you risk getting shot. How simple is that?

We have blacks in our mostly white Austin neighborhood and no one hassles them because they mow their lawns, wash their cars, go to work every day and dress like the rest of the American middle class. We rarely even see a police car and have never heard a gunshot.

And if that’s too hard, or too debilitating for the ones who are hassled, well, you get what you resemble. Trayvon and his gold grill. Brown and his I’ll-mess-you-up attitude. Jackson and his you-can’t-catch-me-whitey. It’s really as simple as that.

The “white privilege” babble is just the latest excuse for why so many non-performing, unambitious blacks are left behind by whites and Asians and, at least in Texas, by Hispanics, too.

The real danger to Preventing Parenthood

“The true danger to Planned Parenthood and the entire [abortion] industry [of the videos] is the exposure of their hypocrisy. The two positions of ‘clumps of cells’ and negotiating over human organs from abortions are mutually exclusive.

“One cannot extract human organs from ‘a pile of goop,’ or from tumors or undifferentiated ‘clumps of cells.’ Human organs come from human beings, and the only way to harvest them from unborn human beings is to kill them first.

“The videos cut through all of the misdirection, all of the antiseptic generalities used in defense of abortion, to expose its true nature — and that’s what has Planned Parenthood panicked over the videos.”

And why, at the moment the Texas Baby Chop Shops are stonewalling a state Senate investigation into the organ harvesting and selling. Not a workable move, folks, as you will soon find out.

Via Hot Air.

UPDATE:  PP gets a California state judge to issue a temporary restraining order on the anti-abortion group that made the undercover videos exposing PP’s organs-tissues business. So much for the 1st Amendment. Meanwhile, Fox News doesn’t feel restrained in publicizing the latest sting video.

Crazy Bernie would ban handguns

The Democrats’ favorite Socialist (the only one who admits it; and Ma Barker‘s only real opponent so far) Bernie Sanders has staked his new position on handguns: They should be banned, along with shotguns and any other so-called “self-defense” firearm. Can’t have the proles defending themselves, can we?

Thanks for the warning, Bernie. Although just how you’d ban them (if you were our Socialist king) remains to be seen. Somehow I doubt a presidential executive order like that would last long in the courts. But you never know.

Is Bernie an aristo? Not literally, I suppose, but in a real sense, yes. Afterall, he’s a career pol whose major interest (like all of them) is his own re-election, accumulating money and power and prestige.

The Socialism bit is just his means to his end. Or, more likely, Ma Barker’s.

Psst, Bernie. The gun grabbers are losing. Sure you want to align with them?

Via USToday & Bearing Arms.

Carly Fiorina Shows Us How It’s Done

Speaking of abortion… Jake Tapper has become an abortion, buying into the whole Democrat wheeze now that he’s taking money from CNN, one of the dead-last cable newsies. But his latest target Carly Fiorina hung him out to dry.

Rush has the moment. It’s a doozy. Be sure to go here and read it all.

“So he’s asking Carly Fiorina, ‘What do you think about abortion law without exception rape or incest?’  It’s right in the Democrat media manual, how to entrap a Republican: ask about rape or incest.  So here’s what she said.  This is the first of two sound bites:

“Let’s talk about what extreme is.  It’s not a life until it leaves the hospital.  That’s Hillary Clinton’s position.  It’s Hillary Clinton’s position that a 13-year-old girl needs her mother’s permission to go to a tanning salon or get a tattoo, but not to get an abortion.  It’s Hillary Clinton’s position that women should not be permitted to look at an ultrasound before an abortion and yet people who are trying to harvest body parts can use an ultrasound to make sure that those body parts are preserved so that they can [be] sold.  That, Jake, is extreme.”

You probably didn’t see or hear this, unless you’re one of the minority who even pays attention to CNN, second only to MSNBC in the cable newsy cellar. Let alone Carly who, unfortunately, has no chance at the nomination. Which is a real pity because she’s just about the only one in the GOP who could beat Ma Barker.

Via Rush Limbaugh.

The Baby Chop Shop

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Well… they say it’s from unviable tissue but that really depends on the law in the state where Preventing Parenthood’s abortion clinics do, ahem, business. Some such laws do not restrict abortions to non-viable fetuses.

Indeed,the Baby Chop Shop gets much better prices the closer to birth the aborted infant is, because the organs are more mature. PP’s profits already are in jeopardy as advances in medical technology keep pushing fetal viability back into the second trimester when the organs are still immature.

And you can bet PP is quietly lobbying against a new move in Congress to outlaw all abortions after 21 weeks—as Texas law already does.

UPDATE: “O’Donnell said she worked for six months identifying pregnant women at Planned Parenthood who met the standards for fetal tissue orders and then helped to harvest fetal body parts after abortions at Planned Parenthood facilities,” in yet another video.

MORE:  Harry Reid doubles down. Who else? You know, that Nevada pol who got rich off, wait for it, “public service.”

Lifeguarding

Mr. Boy worked ten hours yesterday in his first paid life-guarding gig for the city and went back for another five hours this afternoon. Lot of hours for a 15-year-old.

He had one semi-funny story. A young mother told him her infant had inadvertently thrown up “a little bit” in the kiddy end. He told her he was “not authorized” to deal with it. Heh.

Could have been worse, he said, an AFR. What’s that? Accidental Fecal Release, in bureaucratic-speak. He’s scheduled to work everyday this week from noon to four.

Second Amendment: Aristos vs Commoners

“Amendment II. A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Most of the modern debate about the second amendment to the U.S. Constitution centers on the need for a “well regulated militia.” It was needed then, it isn’t needed now, and so private guns aren’t needed, either, etc.

But the “right of the people to keep and bear arms” was always the most revolutionary aspect and remains so. It was revolutionary because prior to it, in most countries, only the elite, the aristocrats, had the right to keep and bear (or carry) arms. The men among them wore swords and, sometimes, pistols.

Ordinary people, the commoners, had no such right and though some of them certainly carried arms, they concealed them rather than bearing them because it was illegal for them to keep them let alone to bear them. That was true in mother England and in most countries of Europe and remained so long after the second amendment became law in the U.S.

Modern law has hemmed in the right, the “shall not be infringed,” in many ways. Always imposed by the elite, the modern aristos who tend to be politicians and their lobbyist-cronies. In the name of the common good, ironically.

And so the commoners, as individuals and in groups such as the NRA and the Gun Owners of America continually fight with publicity and lawsuits to beat them back. So far the commoners are winning, via concealed carry laws and, increasingly, open-carry. The latter being more in keeping with the amendment’s wording.