Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Noah Diaries 2011 (30): Ron Paul a racist? It can't be!


Who's "a skinny ghetto crackhead"?, Big Ole Butt?, a mighty "Christian" cardinal, Christmas in Jerusalem, and more

It's the traditional Battle of the Brooms ceremony at the oh-so-holy Church of the Nativity in Jerusalem. (See 12/28.)

by Noah

12/21/11 -- Quote of the Year nominee: From Ron Paul's racist newsletters

"Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughably calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."

Ron Paul issued racist newsletters. Who knew??!! As if his 100-percent rating from the John Birch Society wasn't enough. (Fellow racist Trent Lott got only a 66-percent rating.)

In one of the first posts I did for DWT, "About Ron Paul: The Enemy of My Enemy Is Not Always My Friend" (August 2007), I mentioned Paul's penchant for being a frequent guest on the radio show of one Larry Pratt. Pratt is the executive director of Gun Owners of America, which on the surface doesn't bug me, but hopefully not everyone in the organization is like Pratt, who's also a member of not one but two Tea Party organizations and a man known for his close connections to white supremacist groups, anti-semitic groups, and the Christian Identity movement. In 1992, he spoke to a meeting of Aryan Nations leaders in Colorado, where he said, "The Second Amendment is not about duck-hunting." He had been invited to speak by Pete Peters, author of a pamphlet called "The Death Penalty for Homosexuals." In 1996 he had to resign as Pat Buchanan's Republican Party co-chair.

I'll leave it up to you whether you think Ron Paul should be judged by the words he publishes and the people he hangs out with, but if you ask me, he has been treated with kid gloves by the media. A bigger question is, why? And I think the answer is obvious. The hacks who infest our mainstream media just don't see anything wrong or alarming about Ron Paul and what he stands for. In fact, given the ease with which his character could be uncovered, I'd say they support what he stands for, or else we'd never hear his name again.

I won't hold my breath waiting for any of the grand assortment of media clowns to go public with any of this. Since they haven't already, I doubt that they ever will bother to dig up some recordings or transcripts of those any of those fine Larry & Ron radio moments.

Meanwhile, we'll have to be content with a fine collection of Paulisms assembled by Rachel Maddow:

12/22/11 -- On Hannity, Brent Bozell likens Obama to a crackhead

The exact phrase was "a skinny ghetto crackhead," in case some of us just didn't get where Mr. Bozo was coming from. I guess ‘"tar baby" just isn't enough. [See 8/2.]

12/22/11 -- Wisconsin Congresscreep Jim Sensenbrenner has apologized to First Lady Michelle Obama for reportedly saying that she has a "big butt"

Chances are it's still smaller than the congresscreep's, but really, why should anyone care? In addition, Sensenbrenner made his comment in church. Classy guy, and very Christian too!

Really Jimmyboy, is that the best ya got, "big butt"? Republicans are so freaked out by the Obamas that they've resorted to the schoolyard taunts of the 10-year-olds they really are. It's almost sad.

12/28/11 -- How mighty Christian of Cardinal George

Just in time for Christmas, December 22nd to be exact, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George went on the local FOX hate channel for an interview where he ever so tastefully linked his city's Gay Pride Parade to a good old-fashioned KKK parade, saying, "You don't want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism."

Well, if you don't want that kind of demonstrating in the streets, maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't accuse gay people of being Grand Wizards and such, Mr. Cardinal. And while you're at it, why don't you take a look at your own back yard and go through your own house and clean out some closets, buddy?

Today, the cardinal has doubled down in a defense of his words, saying, "Organizers invited an obvious comparison to other groups who have historically attempted to stifle the religious freedom of the Catholic Church."

Yeah., those damn gay folks were asking for it! Apparently Tone Deaf 101 was not on his course list in seminary school.

One week later: The somewhat inevitable and, in this case obviously insincere, apology has come. Local gay groups, for their part, have agreed to hold their parade two hours later than originally scheduled so as not to interfere with the timing of any services. Mr. Cardinal is still grumbling anyway because that's his job, but the firestorm seems to be dying down.

12/24/11 -- A thought on Christmas eve: Scrooge was a Republican

12/24/11 -- Merry Christmas to all. I hope Santa remembers to give me some Armani pepper spray (Calvin Klein pepper spray in the limited-edition can would be fine too)

12/25/11 -- Republikooks need not attend!

Righties are all upset that they didn't get an invite to a White House Christmas get-together for progressive talk-radio folks at the White House. This is amazing stuff. First of all, George W. Bush never invited progressive talkers when he had all the hate-talk cretins over. They're ignoring that inconvenient part of the story. But more importantly, if an invitation was so important to me, I wouldn't spend the year denigrating the president and claiming that he wasn't even born here, is a Muslim, a socialist, an America-hating commie. . . .

12/26/11 -- How insane is FOX News goon Republican pollster Dick Morris?

Morris sez: "Ron Paul remains terrifying. He is really the ultimate liberal in the race."

It was bad enough when Morris was the pollster for stealth Republican Bill Clinton. Now at least he's where he belongs -- right on FOX, with plenty of other crazies to keep him company.

12/27/11 -- The truth about Michael Chertoff's airport porno scanners

There's a story here. It's a story that's being swept under the carpet by the mainstream media. Think about these six points if you're asked to get in line for a full-body porno scan at the airport.

1. The European Union has banned the Chertoff porno scanners.

2. Cancer incidents among TSA employees at Logan Airport in Boston have risen noticeably since the installation of the prono scanners.

3. There are no scanners at VIP lines at Reagan National Airport in Washington;, the lines that check congresscritters and other government officials (aka the Elite).

4. Michael Chertoff stands to make a reported $35 million on his scanner deal.

5. The government has not let Underwriters Laboratories, the independent nonprofit organization that does safety testing and certification, examine the machines.

6. The machines are utterly useless in detecting nonmetal substances stashed in body cavities --you know, like high explosives.

So what's the point of these scanners being installed in every airport of substantial size across the land? Is it just the money that Chertoff and his buddies stand to rake in? Is it all about getting us used to being more violated by officials? It's as good of a way as any to continue turning us into a population of very pliable shee-ple.

12/28/11 -- A Christmas story, from Jerusalem

At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the location of the purported tomb of Jesus Christ, groups of rival monks decided against turning the other cheek and got very territorial, each seeking prime position in the Holy Sepulcher, battling each other with fists and brooms over the site where Jesus is supposed to be emtombed. Will this become a Christmas ritual? Are reenactments of "The Battle of the Brooms" in store?

These idiots actually made the Palestinian Security Forces who police the place look like the peacemakers for a minute. Fighting with brooms? You'll have to pry this broom from my cold dead hands! What would Jesus do? Just imagine if these loons were rooting for opposing soccer teams.

12/28/11 -- My wife and I went to see Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy today

The movie was great. With a senior discount, the two tickets came to $19. Never mind that the first time I took my wife to the movies, the tickets probably came to $3. It was a different time then. But this gave me an idea: What if the price of the tickets matched the era being depicted in the movie? Nothing that dealt with historical events, real or imagined, would ever make it to film, for one thing. So, that's that.

Seriously, though, we got to the theater early, and although the place was empty, it did fill up pretty good by showtime. Then the all too typical coming-attraction silliness began. If such "attractions" are any indication, I don't expect to be going to many movies this coming year. There was about 20 minutes (it seemed like much more) of coming attractions that would make the NRA proud with the plots of said attractions consisting of good-looking people shooting each other and blowing things up after driving various vehicles like complete crazies. It was hard to tell these movies apart, really, although there does seem to be a trend of having hot women doing the mayhem in the service of justice or "something." Now that's what Hollywood calls equality!

I used to spend an awful lot of time in Hollywood. It was insipid. The grotesque superficiality and narcissism was off the charts. Apparently it's even worse now.

History in the making:
Selections from THE NOAH DIARIES 2011

Yesterday: (29) "Stupid" is what the Republican voter craves (and Mittens could be that man!). Plus: Newt sucks up $30K/hr of our money, Christine "I'm Not a Witch" O'D endorses Mitt, "Keep America American"?, phantom centrists (12/11-18/11)
Thursday, the concluding installment: (31) Afterword -- What we learned from (or because of) Republicans this year. Plus: Quote of the Year revealed!


And don't forget 2010's Year in Review series and 2009's "12 Days of Christmas Scorn"!

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At 8:22 AM, Anonymous Ron Paul said...

I ain't no racist but I ain't no nigger lover either.

You got to protect yourself at all times. If the only thing you see is the whites of their eyes you should shoot and ask questions later.


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