Happy 8th Blogiversary to me – and to Ed Morrissey, too!

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… 8 years* of consistently being a thorn in the side of liberals and their allies in the mainstream press, as well as doing my best to be a champion of the conservative ideals that made this country great and that will make it better one day soon again.   Thanks, my dear readers, for riding alongside me on this roller coaster of a journey.  I’ll keep going as long as the good Lord lets me. ;)

Also, a mega-shout out also goes to my “blog bro” Ed Morrissey over at Hot Air, who is celebrating his 8th blogiversary.  He continues to be an inspiration not just to me but also to many up and coming bloggers/writers/radio hosts.  Another big time shout-out goes to my co-blogger Phineas, a commenter to the blog who has been reading the site for several years himself.  I wouldn’t trust handing the keys to my blog baby to just anyone, you know.  Hats off to him for continuing to do a fantabulous job.  :)

Here’s to continuing keeping it real, and to holding our politicos’ and mainstream media types’ respective feet to the fire!

*For the three  years prior to that I was giving liberals a hard time at political message boards. ;)

Deep discussion of the day: The View on who and who can’t say the “n-word”

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We’ll call it “Dumbonomics”:

In the ‘Hot Topics’ segment on “The View” this morning, the ladies discussed a Washington Post story about a rock with the word “Niggerhead” written on it at the gated entrance of a hunting camp leased and frequented by Rick Perry and his father.

Host Barbara Walters used the n-word while explaining the story, causing co-host Sherri Shepherd to take offense. Shepherd says she didn’t like the way Barbara Walters said it. However, Shepherd was okay with Whoopi Goldberg, the main host of “The View,” using it. Shepherd explained herself:

“When I heard you (Whoopi) say it, it was fine. You said it a different way. When I heard you (Barbara) say it, I didn’t like the way you said it. Because when you say it, you say [inaudible]. And I don’t like [inaudible],” Shepherd said.

This left Barbara Walters confused and wanted to know the proper way to say the n-word. However, Shepherd told Walters there is no right way for her to say it.

Walters said the n-word once in the segment while Whoopi Goldberg used the word nearly a dozen times.

If you have nothing better to do (and you probably do) and/or if you’re not prone to escalating blood pressure out of watching ‘enlightened’ liberals trying to make sense, check out video of the segment at the RCP link.

Someone please tell me why this show is still on the air.

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New light on the New Black Panther Party voting rights case dismissal? — UPDATED

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**Posted by Phineas

Andrew Breitbart at Big Government has posted some very interesting photos of then-candidate Obama’s 2007 visit to Selma, Alabama, for a civil rights march. Here’s one:

The speaker is Malik Shabazz Zulu, leader of the NBP and one of the defendants in a federal voting rights lawsuit brought by the Bush administration Department of Justice, which accused the NBP of intimidating White voters in the 2008 elections. Early in the Obama administration, this case was withdrawn by the DoJ, even though the government had won.

What’s the connection to Barack Obama, you ask? Take a look at the rest of the photos; they show the then-junior senator from Illinois and future President of the United States speaking at the same podium and marching with Shabazz and other NBP members.

It’s almost too easy to do this, but I have to ask: What if, in 2007 or 2008, John McCain had joined in a march with David Duke? What if his running-mate, Sarah Palin, had attended a rally with Klan speakers? What if any Republican at any time shared a stage with White supremacists? The howling from the media would have been deafening and would not have ended until that person had been hounded (rightfully so) from public life.

But Barack Obama could share a podium and march side by side with the functional equivalent of Black fascists and there’s nary a peep.

On the other hand, Rick Perry’s father leased a hunting ranch at which someone years before had scrawled a racial slur —a rock which the Perrys painted over and overturned— and the Washington Post treats it as a national scandal.

Anyone who denies a liberal bias in the MSM must being doing the good drugs.

But I digress.

To get back to the Philadelphia voting rights case (background), what does it say when a candidate for president shares a stage with the head of that organization and marches with its members –implying a certain sympathy or common ground or understanding, at least– and then the Justice Department overseen by the Attorney General appointed by that same candidate-now-president dismisses a won case against that same organization and its head?

Yeah nothing to see here. Move along.

In one sense, this should neither be surprising nor outrageous; we know Obama himself comes from a hard-left background and is most probably a Socialist at heart and, just as important, spent 20 years in the pews of a church run by a racist preacher who taught Black Liberation Theology.

That he could get along with the NBP’s leadership should be predictable.

And yet, it should be profoundly disturbing that a future leader of the greatest constitutional republic in history should feel comfortable in the company of fascists and racialists. And that, once in charge, his Justice Department (irony alert) should refuse to enforce the law in a colorblind manner. And, as Breitbart asks, just who is the “Malik Shabazz” who records show visited the White House soon after the NBP case was dismissed? The White House refuses to say. Hmmm…

Maybe they were just reminiscing about the good time they had on that march in Selma.

Read the whole thing.

LINKS: See also Hot Air. At Big Journalism, Lee Stranahan asks “Who is the New Black Panther Party.”

UPDATE: Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy wrote about this today, and mentioned a stunning fact that escaped me the first time around:

This is a shocking story, and a breathtaking indictment of the mainstream media which went out of its way to avoid vetting Obama as a candidate — and to make sure anyone who tried to do due diligence got no sunshine. A candidate who chose to appeared in the company of, say, the KKK, would have provoked relentlessly hostile media coverage and, in short order, have been marginalized as disqualified to hold responsible elective office. As Andrew [Breitbart]points out, one of those present with Obama was Najee Muhammed, the Panthers’ “minister of war” who had called for Georgia police officers to be murdered.

Nice friends ya got there, Barack!

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)