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Friday, June 12, 2015

Black Like Me

I thought that I had packed in blogging for the week, but the snarky story about the president of the Spokane NAACP being a "black woman trapped in a white body" was simply too much to resist. I'm not taking a shot at Rachael Dolezal the way that all you haters are. If Bruce Jenner can feel that he was always a woman and make the change to Caitlyn Jenner, why can't Rachael Dolezal announce that she's a negro and have everyone believe her. 

In our confused world, why can't an outspoken African American leader be white - but yearning to be black? And why is she now being victimized for having whined about being a black victim? Somebody call Vanity Fair and see if she can't get a photo shoot.
Rachael Dolezal, an instructor in African American Culture at Eastern Washington University is actually a white woman from Montana. Her parents outed her.
I haven't heard of anyone planning to give her an award for courage, but she sure needs one.  Would anyone rule out a Nobel Peace Prize?

If Elizabeth (Fake Indian) Warren built a political and academic career around being an Indian, and she wasn't, why can't Rachael Dolezal do the same thing? Except that it's been done - and done successfully. 

Will the NAACP stand behind me if I try to get a job teaching African American Studies at a local university in Southern California? The plain answer is that I don't know because I have never tried. 

Fishwrap Friday

Newsworthy observations from the loyal opposition:


Obama - Can he go through detox or something?

A long-dead Chinese general once said that strategy without tactics is a slow road to victory, but tactics without strategy is noise before defeat. I don't know if Obama's revelation that he has no strategy for dealing with ISIS this week, after two years of trying to formulate one, is a stalling tactic for a man who doesn't care or not. Even an imperfect plan is usually better than no plan at all. 

I was in favor of the US remaining in Iraq to stop from happening what we see happening. I am not in favor of a ground war lead by the USA. But no matter what, as the leader of the free world, you need to make some sort of decision...or not, I guess. What an embarrassment to America.

President Obama was in Germany over the last few days, but too many of his recent remarks sound like he's been in high orbit — around another planet. (Maybe eating too many of his famous 'shrooms'?)

"America has never been held in greater esteem than under Obama's leadership". But ISIS doesn't seem very grateful for all of the tanks and HUMVEES that I see them driving around in the desert. Or for all of the US ammunition that they've expended taking Iraq... Counterterrorism worked well in Yemen until the emergency evacuation of embassy and Special Ops forces — and the loss of millions in arms. 

The president's half-hearted "war" on the Islamic State is also a "success." As is ObamaCare, never been working better. Just as he promised. 

Jobs are finally humming along with unemployment numbers down (because so many gave up looking). The economy actually shriveled in the first quarter, but that's because of some unexpected phenomenon called winter.  (the opposite of Global Warming, that changed to climate change when things got cooler and is not referred to as "climate disruption" - the largest threat facing America's military today.

The Mexican border is secure now because the president says so. 

Since Bill Clinton was already named the first black president, the actual first black president (who is only half black, but he forgets about the other half) claims he's given such staunch support to Israel that he's in reality the first Jewish president. I'm sure that there are a lot of guys out there like Larry Sinclair who can tell us whether or not Barack is a helmet or an ant eater to reinforce or refute his claim that he's the first Jewish president.

Israeli Jews dispute the claim without close examination.