Sunday, April 29, 2012
reprinted from Godfather politics. April 27, 2012 byda Tagliare Ever since the Trayvon Martin shooting, more and more reports of black on white crimes are being made public. And the one thing they all seem to have in common besides blacks attacking white, is that no one sees them as being racial hate crimes as they did with Trayvon. In one of the latest incidents of black on white crime occurred this past Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, when Matthew Owens confronted a group of blacks that were stealing items off of people’s patios and front porches. Owens’ sister Ashley Parker observed the blacks criminal activity and told her brother. He confronted the black youths and asked them to stop stealing and to go back home and bring their parents so he could talk to them. A short time later, the black youths returned with reinforcements and attacked Matthew. Nearly twenty of them hit him with baseball bats, a chair, a can of paint, brass knuckles and anything else they could get their hands on. Ashley feared the black mob were killing her brother and when they finally stopped the beating she found him lying on the ground unconscious and covered in blood. According to a black neighbor, a basketball belonging to the black youths rolled into Owens’ yard, igniting him into a furor of swearing and name calling using the ‘n’ word. It was then that they attacked and beat Owens’ to within an inch of his life. The same neighbor described Owens as a racist and a drunk. On Tuesday, police did make an arrest of one of the blacks involved in the beating and it just so happens that he lives in the same house as the black lady who blamed Owens for the attack. The 44 year old man was charged with first degree assault. The police also stated that they believed the attack was committed by only four people and the others just stood and watched, but this is being contested by Parker who said they were all involved in the beating. Although there are conflicting stories as to the cause of the beating, only one thing has been verified in the attack. During the attack, one of the blacks involved hollered that this was for Trayvon. The racially motivated statement was heard not only by Owens sister, but by other witnesses. With the reference of Trayvon being used by at least one of the attackers, coupled with the overwhelming number of assailants makes this a hate crime. However, in typical fashion, no hate crime allegations are being made against any of the assailants and you don’t see or hear Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson flying down to Mobile to defend a white victim of an obvious racially motivated hate crime. They only see racial hatred when it looks in one direction and not any other. Their hypocrisy, silence and inaction only pours more fuel on the race fires that they keep burning. If they really want to stop racially motivated hate crimes, they need to be fair and speak out against it regardless of which color is attacking the other. But by not doing so, in my book, makes people like Sharpton and Jackson to be the biggest racial bigots in the nation and perhaps they need to be investigated and charged with racial hate crimes themselves.
Monday, April 23, 2012
by Joel McDurmon on Apr 23, 2012 MetroWeekly.com is exposing the whole truth that Washington Post would not reveal: Mitt Romney’s campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s “national security and foreign policy spokesman,” according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell’s sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — and told The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York would have marriage equality soon and that he would one day be able to marry his partner, Matt Lashey. The couple has been together 10 years. . . . Andrew Sullivan, who had endorsed Obama’s 2008 run, wrote of the news, “For Romney to have an openly gay spokesman is a real outreach to gay Republicans, a subtle signal to moderates, and the Santorum faction’s reaction will be worth noting.” Grenell is not just gay, but a gay activist who pushes for same-sex marriages. At the end of Grenell’s service in the Bush administration, he took a notable whack at the administration, telling The Advocate‘s Kerry Eleveld of his effort to have his partner, Matt Lashey, listed in the United Nations’ Blue Book, which is “a reference guide of contact information for different member states of the United Nations as well as diplomatic personnel and their spouses.” Grenell had attempted to have Lashey’s name added several times, to no avail. He told The Advocate back in 2008, “What put me over the edge was a friend and colleague who met her spouse after I was already with my partner — they got married and subsequently were put into the Blue Book in a matter of days.” The State Department eventually told him that the Defense of Marriage Act prevented the listing. Although he protested the decision behind the scenes, Lashey’s name was not ever added, which led to his coming forward to criticize the treatement publicly as he left his post. HuffPost has noted that since the choice, Grenell has scrubbed his Twitter account and website of offensive material: Richard Grenell, a former Bush administration official who joined the Romney campaign Thursday as national security and foreign policy spokesman, appears to have deleted more than 800 of his past tweets following scrutiny overnumerous swipes aimed at the media, prominent Democratic women and the Gingriches. Grenell also apparently took down his personal site, which featured writing on politics, foreign affairs and the media.