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I wasn’t going to address this because I think the best way to handle bullies and opportunists is to ignore them.  But Jesse Jackson has really gone too far.

In his tangled mind, the Zimmerman case, in which a Hispanic man with black in his bloodline was found not guilty by a jury, is somehow a focal point in his never-ending battle against white racism.

He has called for a boycott of Florida (my home state) calling us an “apartheid state” and “the Selma of our time.”

Criticizing Florida’s Stand Your Ground law (which is similar to the laws in dozens of other states) he says, “You incentivize killing people.”

He compared our governor, Rick Scott, to George Wallace.

Then he went on about student loans, demanding more money from government sources, which is really what this is all about.  It’s what Jackson has been about for most of his life – extorting money and enriching himself at the expense of black Americans.

Jesse Jackson with student group

Jesse Jackson with student group

Jackson was there with Dr. King and he knows what Dr. King’s message was.  Yet he chooses to corrupt it and pervert it for his own personal gain.  It’s despicable.  It sullies the memory, the dedication and the sacrifice of King, and distorts it for those too young to remember what King stood for and the real hatred and discrimination he faced.

Rev. Jackson, you don’t know me.  You know nothing about me.  Likewise for millions of others here in Florida.  I take personal issue with your charge of racism.  I’m tired of being accused of it by people like you simply because I was born with pale skin.  And now by virtue of where I live I’m endorsing murder?

I’m tired of watching you stir up trouble where it doesn’t exist, keeping the flame of racial divide alive at any cost, in order to maintain your own millionaire lifestyle and keep your seat at the big table of Washington politics.

You will soon forget those impressionable kids at our state capital.  You won’t remember their names.  You won’t follow up to see how their lives turn out.

But they will remember you.  They will carry the hatred and division you inspired in them at a young age.  They will go on being certain that “the man” is out to get them and that their playing field isn’t equal.  They will carry around the burden of suspicion and the racism you taught them.

There will be no massive boycott.  People will still take their kids to Disney World.  Your hateful remarks will fade into history like so much else you’ve said in the past.

But those kids will live their lives as you taught them – another generation unable to break the chain of destruction and mistrust, another generation divided by the sham that is kept alive by you and other powerful people who profit from that division.

How do you sleep at night?

-Kathy

Story from Orlando Sentinel

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Hillary Clinton says the verdict in the Zimmerman trial “brought heartache, deep painful heartache.”

While Eric Holder said people should be “respectful” his DOJ held a conference call with the NAACP, the ACLU and other civil rights organizations to ask for their help supplying any information to prove George Zimmerman is racist.  They announced that they were “aggressively investigating” the case and offered an email address set up only for tips about Zimmerman’s racism.

FL State Attorney Angela Corey, who prosecuted the case, called Zimmerman a murderer on air after the trial was over and he was acquitted.

Barbara Arnwine, director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law called the verdict “a travesty and miscarriage of justice.”

Jasmine Rand, one of the Martin family’s attorneys, said of the verdict, “I don’t think that they (the jury) properly considered the evidence. If they had listened to the evidence and if they had followed the law, then George Zimmerman would have been convicted of murder.”

Congressman John Lewis (D-OH) said the verdict “seems to justify the stalking and killing of innocent black boys and deny them any avenue of self-defense.”

Except for Lewis, all these people are attorneys.  All of them, including Lewis, have sworn to uphold the law in America.  They have a special responsibility to abide by and protect our legal system.

Yet see the things they say in public about a jury decision they don’t like.

Getting out of jury duty is a cliché and a joke that’s older than I am.  Most people don’t want to serve and often do so reluctantly.  It’s an inconvenience.  But this behavior from officers of the court and those who have sworn to uphold the law moves that reluctance to a new level.

The women who served as jurors in this trial are in hiding, just like the defendant who has been declared innocent of all charges.  They have been

Juror B37

Juror B37

threatened and are now living in fear that their identities will be exposed.

The race baiters and others who profit from civil unrest continue to whip up rage.  Our president remains silent.  Our Attorney General has launched a public witch hunt for information he already knows he won’t find.

Jury duty?  No thanks.  I’ll take the punishment for refusing.

It can’t be anywhere near the punishment that the women of the Zimmerman jury are now receiving for doing their civic duty.

-Kathy

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Last Friday, KTVU San Francisco made a mess when they rushed to report the names of the pilots aboard the Asiana flight that crashed, without checking their facts.

Just in case you missed it, here’s the report:

Be honest – it made you laugh, didn’t it?

I know there’s nothing at all funny about a plane crash.  I know 3 people are dead and 180 injured.  That is a sad and tragic event.

But as a standalone event, the KTVU report is funny.  And let me ask you to be honest again – when you heard it, was your first thought that it was racist?

Asiana Airlines apparently thinks it was, and they are planning to sue KTVU for their racial insensitivity.  Gee, if I had to guess who might have a good lawsuit in all this, it would be the families of those who died when the Asiana flight crashed, and maybe those who were injured, possibly because of the negligence of those pilots.

And if Asiana sues the TV station, the TV station will probably sue the NTSB, since that’s where they say they got confirmation of the fake names.  That means that any monetary award would be paid by the federal government who gets their money from you and me.

Gee and I wasn’t anywhere near San Francisco that day!

Of course, the NTSB has blamed all of this on a “summer intern.”

OK, I’ll wait while you laugh again.  I know, this story just gets better as it rolls along, doesn’t it?  I’m sure the NTSB will be getting rid of the intern in question.  I suggest he check for openings at the IRS.  He would probably be a good fit there.

As for that lawsuit that Asiana has threatened, please, can everyone take a breath and get a grip?  Does everything have to be about race?  Is everyone’s skin so paper- thin?  Do we all have to carry a rule book and check before we open our mouths?

We would be a much happier and healthier society if we all lightened up and learned how to laugh at ourselves.

Shake it off, Asiana.  You have bigger things to worry about.

And it was funny.

No lawsuit can change that.

-Kathy

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Did George Zimmerman get away with murder?  Did he abuse our legal system to get away with killing a young, black man simply because he’s obsessed with race?

From the look of things, we may be discussing that for some time to come in spite of what a jury has determined.

But there are other culprits here who are truly guilty of hideous crimes.  They are the many members of the old media who engaged in storytelling that they passed along as news to the rest of us.  The media wanted this case to be about race, and they wanted it so badly that when the facts didn’t support their preconceptions, they simply made them up.

Zimmerman was falsely accused of having made racially charged statements right from the beginning.  The accusations were reported and repeated across the board.  So it was rather surprising when we learned that Zimmerman was not white, but Hispanic.  Well, that didn’t fit what we were being told.

The remedy?  They created a new classification of hyphenated Americans – White Hispanic. By this standard, are we now to refer to the President of The United States as a White African American?  And what are we supposed to call all the other Hispanic people now?

Perhaps the most egregious of the lies came from NBC in late March of 2012, just a month after the incident when the 911 tapes were released.  They recklessly edited the 911 tape, so as to paint Zimmerman as the racist they wanted him to be.

This is the sort of thing you can’t take back.  It’s toothpaste you can’t put back in the tube, no matter what reluctant apology you issue quietly, days later.  In the racially charged atmosphere the press was creating, the damage was already done.

Breitbart.com has put together a good collection of the lies the media has handed us regarding this incident, including those of Al Sharpton who fanned the flames of the very racial divide he claims he wants to end.  If you are not familiar with the list, I urge you to have a look.

These outlets have no credibility left.  They should not be permitted to call themselves news organizations.  They no longer give us news, but instead feed unsuspecting viewers their own twisted ideas of how the world is and how they think it ought to be.

Zimmerman’s attorneys have filed suit against NBC for broadcasting their shameful editing of the 911 tape.  I’ll watch that case closely to see what possible defense they’ll put up.  I hope they are made to pay dearly for their deception.

I never met Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman.  I’m sad that one young man is dead and the other’s life is changed forever.  I have compassion for their families.  But the truth is that none of this affects my life and tragedies like this one happen every day that I never hear about.

You and I know about this one only because the media wanted us to.  Sadly, young, black men are killed in alarming numbers, but NBC and the others don’t tell us about those.  I have no idea what inspired them, but they decided that this one was more important than the others and that this one was all about race.  They were wrong about that part, but it didn’t matter to them.  They made it what they wanted it to be.  And in the process, we’ve become a little more divided and a little more suspicious of each other when we need not be.

For me, this trial was all about the media.

And this jury of one finds them guilty.

-Kathy

Breitbart’s timeline of media lies

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What do Las Vegas Casinos, a youth employment program and Alaskan Seafood have in common?  They all were promised money (yours and mine) in Senate bill 744, The Borderer Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.  The bill, otherwise known as the Amnesty Bill, passed yesterday in the US Senate by a wide margin.

But what do these things have to do with giving amnesty to millions of illegals?

Well boys and girls, when members of Congress get a zany idea they start with a bill.

ImJustABill

In this case, some senators like Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Chuck Schumer(D-NY) wanted to give amnesty to all the people who had broken our law and so they got some other zany senators, like John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to help them.  People call them the Gang of Eight.

This gang wrote a great, big, giant bill – 1,200 pages!  That’s almost like 10 summer novels, except that it’s all written in legal speak.  That’s so that most people couldn’t understand it even if they did read it all.

This crazy bill says that we are going to give legal status to all those law-breakers, the ones who are not American citizens.  But they promise that they won’t do this until our Southern border is secured.  The bill includes lots and lots of money (yours and mine) and lots and lots of promises about all the things they are going to do to make sure that foreigners won’t ever be able to break into our country again.

Well at least that part sounds good!  That’s what we’ve all been asking them to do for decades.

But hold on a minute.  Section 2314 of the bill says

“(iii) WAIVER.—The Attorney General or the Secretary of Homeland Security may, in the discretion of the Attorney General or the Secretary, waive the application of clause (i) or (ii)(I) for an alien, regardless whether the alien is within or outside the United States, if the Attorney General or the Secretary find that a determination of inadmissibility to the United States for such alien would—

“(I) result in extreme hardship to the alien or to the alien’s parent, spouse, son, or daughter who is a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence; or

“(II) in the case of a VAWA self-petitioner, result in significant hardship to the alien or a parent or child of the alien who is a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or a qualified alien (as defined in section 431 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1641(b).

“(iv) LIMITATION ON REVIEW.—No court shall have jurisdiction to review a decision or action of the Attorney General or the Secretary regarding a waiver under clause (iii).”

I told you it wasn’t an easy read.

What that basically says is that the Attorney General or the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security can waive all that stuff about keeping foreigners out.  Now let’s see, our Attorney General is Eric Holder who has been in trouble for lying to us since the day he started, who still claims he knew nothing about Operation Fast and Furious that gave guns to Mexican gangs, even though we all know better,  and who is under investigation for spying on members of the media.

And our Secretary of DHS is Janet Napolitano, who released thousands of illegal aliens, including known felons, into our communities earlier this year and who has been sued by ICE agents who claim her policies of releasing dangerous illegals endangers the public and forces the agents to break the law in order to be in compliance.

Now who might ever think that either Holder or Napolitano might just ignore the parts of the law that spends all that money (yours and mine) on making sure the border is secure?

Like I said, it’s a crazy bill.  So the Gang of Eight found themselves in a pickle about how to get the other senators to vote for it.  They had some super-secret meetings and asked those senators what could they do make the bill more palatable.

Some senators, like Harry Reid (D-NV) said, “Well, if there was some money in it for my state, I could vote for your crazy bill.”

And that’s how money for things like Las Vegas casinos and Alaskan seafood ends up in bills about amnesty for illegal aliens.  It’s all about lawmakers bringing home the bacon to ensure their own reelection.

And when that’s the ultimate goal of our leaders, even the craziest and most dangerous bills can become law.

-Kathy

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Paula Deen spent most of last week begging for forgiveness for admitting she uttered the N-word sometime in the past.

The trial of George Zimmerman has captured the national news.

And a New Jersey mom is violently beaten in her home while her 3 year-old watches.

So is Paula Deen a racist?  I don’t know.  I’ve never met her.  She seems nice enough.  Is she the only public figure who has ever said the N-word?  Certainly not.

I’m not an aficionado of rap music, but I have heard the word used by black and white rappers.  They use other nasties too, usually directed at women – bitch and ho.  Does that make them misogynists?  Is it racist when they say the N-word?  Should they grovel like Deen is doing, begging for forgiveness for their words?

And what about Zimmerman?  Is he a racist?  I’ve never met him either, so I don’t know.  The sad truth is that the trial is about race and not about Trayvon Martin’s death.  Hundreds of young, black men are killed each year (mostly in Chicago) and no one outside of their families cares very much.  They don’t make the evening news except for being included in the statistics.

The sad, sad truth is that the only reason you know Trayvon Martin’s name is that his killer was not another young, black man.

Is the sociopath in the video, who beat the NJ mom a racist?  Does he hate whites?  Maybe he hates women.  Maybe he hates white women.

Or maybe he’s just a crazy person who needs to be locked up so he can’t hurt anyone else.

Was it right for the Food Channel to cancel Paula Deen’s show?  They are free to choose what they want to do as a private company, aren’t they?  But should someone lose their source of income and have their reputation ruined because they admit they used a racial slur sometime in the past?  Bob Bryd was a member of the Klu Klux Klan and held the office of “Exalted Cyclops.”  He apologized and went on to be a United States Senator and member of the Democrat party for over 50 years.

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion on this one.  But I sure would like to meet the person who claims to be perfect.

Our elected leaders are about to pass a new immigration bill that is a disaster.  It is going to cause havoc to our economy and will have a profound effect on our culture.  They know all this.  They are lying about the bill and making believe it’s going to be great.  We all know better.

But members of Congress know that anyone who opposes the bill will be called a racist.  And they so fear that label that they are willing to jeopardize the welfare of the nation to avoid it.

It’s my personal experience that relations between the races have never been better out here in the real world where most of us live.  But the issues of racial divides and discrimination have been very profitable for some people – those in government and their cronies.  If we are all getting along nicely, their source of wealth dries up and they don’t want that.  So they go to great lengths to perpetuate the division.

There is still too much fear to stand up to the Al Sharptons and the La Razas of the world.  Until we do, celebrities will be punished for their words, we’ll focus on the neighborhood watch guy instead of figuring out why young, black men keep killing each other and government will pass bad laws so that dishonest politicians can “prove” they care.

Several years ago, Attorney General Eric Holder said that we are “a nation of cowards” regarding the discussion of race in America.

It’s pretty much the one and only time I have agreed with Mr. Holder.

-Kathy

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This is Kris Kobach.

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He is Kansas’ Secretary of State and is involved in the opposition to giving unreasonable rights to illegal aliens.  To show their displeasure with his work, the pro-amnesty crowd bussed a mob of protesters to Kobach’s home this weekend.  (Watch all the way to the end if you want to see the public busses that brought them.)

This isn’t Kobach’s workplace or a public event.  This is his home.  It’s where he lives with his wife and four daughters, aged 1 to 9 years old.  It is where his neighbors live with their own children.

What kind of people go by the busload to the private home of someone they disagree with to intimidate them and their neighbors?  This group had butterflies on their matching t-shirts and call themselves Sunflower Community Action.  That all seems so happy and innocent.  So why were they engaging in such thug tactics?

With just a few minutes of searching the internet, I found that Sunflower is a non-profit with 501(c)3 status.  (I wonder if the IRS harassed them.)  Their focus is legalization and in-state tuition for illegal aliens under the guise of “justice.”

They seem to fall under the umbrella of a larger group called National People’s Action.  (Sounds rather socialist to me.)  This group lists illegal immigration as one of its core issues.  The other work they do sounds straight out of the Occupy Wall Street movement.   They also have non-profit 501(c)3 status.  (Again I wonder how much scrutiny they got from the IRS.)  This is the same group that mobbed Karl Rove’s home in 2004.

According to Michelle Malkin they get their funding from the Tides Foundation, the Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation, all who are famous for supporting the causes of far left progressives.  She also found tens of thousands of dollars in grants from HUD, the EPA and the Massachusetts Dept. of Education.  Those are tax dollars.

This whole issue of amnesty for illegals is presented as justice and fairness for nice people who only want to share the American dream with their hosts.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  These are thugs.  How else do you explain 300 of them showing up at Kobach’s home?  Contrary to their claims, this was not a peaceful protest.  This was intimidation in it’s purest form.  They were telling Kobach, “We know where you live.”

They don’t want fairness.  They want handouts – medical care, housing, food stamps and subsidized tuition.  It’s all right there in black and white on their web sites.  That’s their American dream.

And if you or I speak up against them we are called racists.  Speak up loud enough and they’ll show up at your front door.

By the busload.

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-Kathy

National People’s Action website

Sunflower Community Action website

Michelle Malkin on mob

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