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NAACP: Making Alinsky Proud

The NAACP hit a quadruple-play of lunacy this week.

First, we have Michelle Obama giving a "funny, warm, and deeply serious" address to the increasingly irrelevant organization.

From sfgate.com:

"We are living today in a time where we're decades beyond slavery, we are decades beyond Jim Crow," the First Lady said, "when one of the greatest risks to our children's future is their own health."

She blamed cultural changes that have taken place within her own lifetime that have seen children grow inactive, watching endless hours of television and consuming regular diets of junk food. She ranged from breast feeding to food deserts, and put responsibility on parents without sounding like Bill Cosby did in his pound cake speech to the NAACP in 2004.

Obesity is as serious a risk to African Americans as bad schools, youth violence and HIV/AIDS she said. Black children are far more likely than white children to become obese, and nearly half are expected to develop diabetes. "People, that's half of our children," she said.

The audience ate it up, as her speech was dotted by several clapping episodes and laughter at her down-home jokes.

For what other purpose than to set a defiant tone would she have even mentioned "slavery" and "Jim Crow" in a speech about childhood obesity?

Who knew being fat was racial? Perhaps, Mrs. Obama, instead of tailoring your "Let's Move" campaign to blacks with reminders of past injustices, you could really just say obesity is a societal issue within America. Instead of sugar-coating it as a result of "cultural changes" within our society, just call it like it is: Bad parenting.

Just as she rightly pointed out, parents used to make us get out of the house to play (probably for their own quiet time). However, now, buying a kid a "Happy Meal" to shut him/her up while he/she shoves crap down their throats and plays with included toy is the accepted substitute.

Your pitch would hold more weight if you put the blame where it belongs: With the parents.

Of course, with the NAACP, that is anathema.

Secondly, the NAACP has gathered the audacity to "approve a resolution at its annual convention condemning the tea party movement for harboring racist elements that are a threat to our democracy."

Just turn the drama knob up to "11."

From latimes.com:

"The proposed resolution states that the "movement is not just about higher taxes and limited government but something that could evolve and become more dangerous," NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell said. Delegates gathering in Kansas City will consider the resolution as early as Tuesday.

Critics have pointed to signs carried by tea party supporters that mock President Obama and his Kenyan ancestry and to repeated questions by protesters about Obama's U.S. citizenship.
The accusations intensified after reports that a tea party protester directed a racial epithet at U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a longtime civil rights leader, during a Washington rally in March.
"We have to get up off the couch. We have to demand the change that we voted for," McDowell said.

Publicizing what it sees as racist and extreme behavior within the tea party is part of that effort.

The proposed resolution asserts that "hardcore white supremacist organizations have participated in and occasionally lead tea party rallies." McDowell said the statement was based on academic research on the tea party movement and referred to a faction within the larger tea party movement."

Yes, Ms. McDowell. Every time we see a Tea Party episode, its ranks are swollen with skinheads and "Sieg Heil" salutes.

And still, no one has provided any proof, with cameras, cell-phones, or all the media coverage, that Rep. John Lewis was the victim of any racially motived speech.

Mark Meckler, of Tea Party Patriots, sums up this effort quite nicely:

"It's a little ironic that an organization that has lost legitimacy through its own racism is trying to call another racist."

Ouch.

The NAACP had no comment on the Black Panther voter intimidation in Philadelphia.

Third, in enlightened California, the state faction of the NAACP claims that marijuana should be legalized because too many blacks get caught using it.

From edition.cnn.com:

"Legalizing marijuana is a civil rights issue, according to one of California's most prominent African-American advocacy groups.

"We have empirical proof that the application of the marijuana laws has been unfairly applied to our young people of color," Huffman said in an official statement."

(Apparently, devious white infiltrators have been forcing "young people of color" to use and distribute marijuana throughout the state.)

"Although blacks and Latinos make up less than 44 percent of the state's population, together both ethnic groups constitute up to 56 percent of arrests that are made for marijuana possession in California, according to the study. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found that African-Americans use marijuana at lower rates than white Americans across the country."

The study looked at the 25 largest counties in California. By its own admission, 90% of blacks live in these counties.

While the statement that whites use more pot than blacks across the country may be true, it is meaningless when compared to drug arrests in areas where 90% of the population is black.

If that population is using, who the hell do they think will get busted? The city's lamp posts?

Last I check, it is not a civil right to smoke pot and get away with it, no matter what your race.

Don't want to get caught? Don't do it.

Lastly, the NAACP is now accusing governmental agencies in the Gulf and BP of not hiring enough blacks during the clean-up effort, and the ones they do hire are relegated to "tougher" tasks.

From theroot.com:

While at this point one should almost expect BP to be heinous through and through (Nice!), NAACP President Ben Jealous (Yes, his last name is Jealous) today leveled weighty allegations of prejudiced hiring against BP, the embroiled oil company responsible for the Gulf oil spill. Following a recent trip to the Gulf region, Jealous, who is currently in Missouri for the NAACP's national convention, says he is now convinced that BP is hiring workers of color to do the most dangerous and taxing clean-up jobs.

In a letter to BP CEO Tony Hayward obtained by The Root (?), Jealous writes:

Workers of color tend to be assigned the most physically difficult, lowest paying jobs, with the most significant exposure to toxins, while white workers tend to be in supervisory, less strenuous positions.

Contractors of color are not receiving equal consideration for opportunities to participate in mitigation efforts.

While at this point one should almost expect BP to be heinous through and through (Nice, again!), it's perhaps wise to take Jealous' critiques with a grain of salt until actual data verifies the anecdotes.

Great line: "..it's perhaps wise to take Jealous' critiques with a grain of salt until actual data verifies the anecdotes."

In other words: No proof!

Ready! Shoot! Aim!

I would think cleaning up crude oil is a pretty nasty job for anyone.

Besides, considering this is all being over-sought by government officials appointed by Obama, our black President, you'd think this wouldn't be an issue.

Just a few examples of an embarrassing organization trying to hold on to some semblance of relevance, lost long ago due to it's own shameless pattern of demagoguery.


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Comments (23)

It's a combination of bad p... (Below threshold)
ravenshrike:

It's a combination of bad parenting and highly proccessed food, along with an abundance of HFCS. The processed food is bad because it contains more calories per volume than it's non-processed equivalents. The HFCS is bad because it induces the body to want to eat more than normal sucrose would.

Black Panthers and the NAAC... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

Black Panthers and the NAACP -- what a joke. They represent the true interest of blacks like fish need a bicycle (where did I hear that from?).

By the way, doesn't Jay T let Lee back from his banishment today? Lee is such an asshole. When a child turns out like that, the parents cannot escape all blame. So as much as I hate to say it, his mom has got to be an ignoramus.

"Your pitch would hold more... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Your pitch would hold more weight if you put the blame where it belongs: With the parents."

Michelle is probably aware of what happened to Bill Cosby when he made that point.

As for the NAACP's other complaints. Bullshit file. They lost their credibility years ago.

On a bright note, the Tea Party in St. Louis has branded the NAACP a "racist!" organization.

Looks like the worm has turned.

Gotta love it when racists ... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Gotta love it when racists get together and spout racist crap about their liberal self created problems.

NAAACPP: "Makin Alinsky pro... (Below threshold)
914:

NAAACPP: "Makin Alinsky proud"


Alinsky and the N double racist P wont be proud until November usher's in rioting in the street's of America and beating death's at the polls. Thats what motivate them, white hate and the need to live out thier inner beast.


Third, in enlightened Ca... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Third, in enlightened California, the state faction of the NAACP claims that marijuana should be legalized because too many blacks get caught using it.

Then we should legalize drive-by shootings as well.

(914, I love ya man, but lay off the apostrophes. The only word in #5 that needed one - that's - didn't get one, and the ones that got 'em, didn't need 'em.)

"Workers of color tend t... (Below threshold)
914:

"Workers of color tend to be assigned the most physically difficult, lowest paying jobs"


Well, its a cinch they are not talking about the worker of color in the white house.

lol Jay... (Below threshold)
914:

lol Jay

"Workers of color tend to b... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Workers of color tend to be assigned the most physically difficult, lowest paying jobs"

Could that be because they were too busy "hangin' in the 'hood" doin' weed, rather than in school trying to get an education?

Obama is a prime example of what you can accomplish with affirmative action and white guilt. Why aren't those 'workers of color' in high paying government jobs like Barry?

"Your pitch would hold more... (Below threshold)
Don L:

"Your pitch would hold more weight if you put the blame where it belongs: With the parents."

It would have even far more credibility if she were to go into the inner-city community where such obesity is rampant (a function of poverty and starvation no doubt) and begin with her message there (that,"remove the beam from your own eye first" thingy)

"Workers of color tend t... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"Workers of color tend to be assigned the most physically difficult, lowest paying jobs, with the most significant exposure to toxins, while white workers tend to be in supervisory, less strenuous positions."

Did he ask the most obvious question: What job did they apply for? Somehow I'm finding it difficult to believe that people were just "assigned" to specific tasks as completely different as "physically difficult" and "supervisory". People are hired for and perform jobs they apply for and are capable of doing. Past experience and education are the biggest factors in deciding who to hire for what job.

When confronted once by a patron about why there were only blacks working in the kitchen, I heard the manager reply, "That's the job they applied for. We also have black waiters and bartenders. You know why? Because those are the jobs they applied for."

Not to be outdone by the NA... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Not to be outdone by the NAACP, Loonie Louie sends out a letter asking for "donations".

http://article.nationalreview.com/437977/farrakhan-demands-reparations-from-jews/daniel-pipes

You know, I've been accused... (Below threshold)
Big Mo:

You know, I've been accused all my adult life of being "priviledged" and "advantaged" because I have white skin. I have YET TO SEE ANY OF THAT.

Where's the gold spoon I was supposedly born with? Where's my mansion? Where's my corner office? Where's my private jet plane? Where are my limos? Where's my millions in the bank?

Oh, that's right: They all belong to Je$$ie Jack$on, Al Sharpton and Julian Bond.

These NAACP jackasses have gone beyond beclowning themselves, and have entered into permanent la-la land.

"Workers of color tend t... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"Workers of color tend to be assigned the most physically difficult, lowest paying jobs, with the most significant exposure to toxins, while white workers tend to be in supervisory, less strenuous positions."

Wow. Is it 1968 again? Or are the Reds just recycling their agitprop, in this case the old tired and utterly inaccurate canard about black troops being killed in Vietnam at a higher rate than white ones?

Highest casualty rate in Vietnam? 2nd lieutenants. Race: white. Education: college graduates.

"Workers of color tend t... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

"Workers of color tend to be assigned the most physically difficult, lowest paying jobs, with the most significant exposure to toxins, while white workers tend to be in supervisory, less strenuous positions."

"Workers of color" obviously need to become Senator's wives, so that they can get bullshit "supervisory" jobs that don't need to be filled once they move on. You know, critical jobs like that.

"Lastly, th... (Below threshold)
914:

"Lastly, the NAACP is now accusing governmental agencies in the Gulf and BP of not hiring enough blacks during the clean-up effort, and the ones they do hire are relegated to "tougher" tasks."

And if BP fulfilled thier racist desire's the NAAraCeP would accuse them of ethnic cleansing of the brotherhood.

This is affirmative action the Wookie can be proud of.

If those blacks weren't wor... (Below threshold)
Roy:

If those blacks weren't working those tough jobs, the WaaaaaaaCP would be complaining about THE MAN keeping them unemployed.

I have said many times that... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I have said many times that liberals and liberal organizations are inherintly racist. They do not think blacks are capable to achieve without help. In other words, they are different. At least that is what they think. But hispanics and asian races know how to achieve. The blacks have been held back by the very people they support. Ironic? ww

The blacks have had it made... (Below threshold)
Scrapiron:

The blacks have had it made for years. Everything is handed to them and only about 10% are worth the powder it would take to shoot them. I like the current stand of the NAACP, they make more people hate blacks every day as the Mexican idiots have already accomplished for the criminal Mexicans. I won't buy at a minority business anymore, eat in a Mexican place or hire any Mexican/black (same lazy bums)the rest of my life and if a contractor shows up with one on the crew he will be fired and ran off the place.

'Workers of color tend to b... (Below threshold)
retired military:

'Workers of color tend to be assigned the most physically difficult, lowest paying jobs, with the most significant exposure to toxins, while white workers tend to be in supervisory, less strenuous positions.

Contractors of color are not receiving equal consideration for opportunities to participate in mitigation efforts
"

Bullshit. I know military contracting companies who are owned by minorities get special consideration on contracts for several years.

In addition, it is well known that promotion board results dont get published until they are screened for the right racial mix. Unofficially, of course. Officially it is for other reasons.

If the blacks want to make ... (Below threshold)
Myronhalo:

If the blacks want to make us whites prejudiced, they´re doing a good job of it by pulling these kinds of boners. How can we have respect for them when they are so prejudiced and come up with such dumb conclusions?
I have always prided myself on not being prejudiced, but perhaps I hadn´t run into enough of these boneheads to make a right analysis. As I read the media lately, I am slowly becoming convinced that blacks must be an inferior race when I see this kind of prejudice on their part.
Where are the good people of the black skinned race who haven´t fallen for this drivel? Please speak up so the rest of us don´t make the mistake of thinking that all blacks are prejudiced and/or of low intelligence.

Hey Mr. Jealous, its cause ... (Below threshold)
Judith:

Hey Mr. Jealous, its cause we's the smart ones that we's gets the easier jobs. Bein so smart yourself, you ought to know that. I am so darn sick of this racist crap, I don't care anymore what the hell "they think or what they accuse us of. If I am automatically going to be called a racist crakker, then I am going to act like one...so there!!

Does the naacp realize how ... (Below threshold)
rich K:

Does the naacp realize how much money I save not going to comedy clubs anymore with them as a far superior substitute?
It helps pay for all that overpriced MJ their bretheren sell, lol




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