Monthly Archives: April 2015

Baltimore Community Center Burned

Of course, it’s not news when thugs burn down a building after looting liberating its contents. But this statement by a spokesman for the organization that built the community center is VERY newsworthy. Here’s my transcript (which is strangely missing from the media’s reports):

“My heart is obviously broken because somebody did not understand that we were for the community, someone didn’t understand that we were working on behalf of the community, to invest when nobody else would. We wanted not to see gentrification or further injustice, but we wanted to see this community rebuilt for the existing residents of Broadway and East Baltimore.”

Here’s the video:

When the spokesman denounces “gentrification,” he’s talking about the influx of whites into what was once a predominantly black community. Few things rile the left like gentrification (see here and here.)

A few questions:

1 – Could it be that no one else wants to invest in this community because its residents do things like this?

2 – Why is it a good thing to oppose whites moving into a black neighborhood, but bad to oppose blacks moving into a white neighborhood?

3 – Why is it “racist” for whites to move INTO a black neighborhood, and “racist” for whites to move OUT of a black neighborhood?

My head hurts.

What’s Up With Christopher Ruddy?

Christopher Ruddy, if you don’t recall, was one of the main journalists who looked deeper into the alleged suicide of Vince Foster and didn’t accept the conventional wisdom at face value. Now he is defending the Clinton’s on the very shady Clinton Foundation issue. So this raises the question, was Ruddy a diversion to steer us away from a harsher truth when he was investigating Foster, or have the Clintons gotten to him since then so now he is playing nice? That this change in direction represents his honest feelings, while not totally implausible, seems less likely than one of the other explanations.

What think you Hawthorne?

Please Rep. John Duncan, Run for President!

This article appeared today at The American Conservative. Read the article. It is excellent.

I have worked in Republican campaigns at the national state and local levels for over 50 years. And it saddens me to hear almost all the Republican candidates for President try to outdo each other in their hawkishness.

Based on the response I have gotten, I think it is a recipe for defeat if my Republican party becomes known as a party favoring permanent, forever wars—war without end.

10 RINOs Vote to Confirm Loretta Lynch

Ain’t it grand having a Republican majority in the Senate? Here is a list of the spineless 10. For the record, Cruz didn’t bother to show up to vote no, and Rand Paul backed Mitch McConnell voted yes. What great choices we have.

In an unexpected turn, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted with all Democrats to confirm Lynch after slow-walking her nomination.

The other Republicans who voted for Lynch were Sens. Orrin Hatch (UT), Lindsey Graham (SC), Jeff Flake (AZ), Thad Cochran (MS), Susan Collins (ME), Mark Kirk (IL), Kelly Ayotte (NH), Ron Johnson (WI) and Rob Portman (OH).

Might Donald Trump be the Best Candidate for Immigration Patriots?

Perhaps so. Read this and judge for yourself.

The article is from 12 Apr and does not take into account the new info on Scott Walker I mention below. It’s not implausible that Trump could be the best candidate on issues that cut against the grain of the Establishment consensus – immigration, foreign policy, and trade. (He’s clearly most likely to be useful on trade.) Trump can afford to be his own man and therefore may have less need to follow the money.