Denver Post Freezes Out African-American Candidates. Raaaaacists!

kkkRacist!  Raaaaaacist!

It’s the oldest play in the Democrat handbook.  Any time they feel threatened by an opponent, they fall back on the old reliable “you are a racist” routine.  They never have evidence; every time they level the charge it is a flat-out lie.  They can’t prove racism, but they know they don’t even have to try.  Just the accusation is enough to turn low-information dumb-bots against their Republican opponents.

Isn’t it odd, then, that one of the left’s very own “totally-in-the-tank” newspapers, the Denver Post, has no shame for their public naked discrimination against African-American candidates for office in Colorado?

Derrick Wilburn is vice chair of the Colorado Republican Party, and an African-American.  He won his post in March of 2015, and after a year and a half of being “the invisible man” to the Denver Post, he finally popped a vessel.

In an op-ed in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Wilburn wrote:

The Denver Post is the largest newspaper in our state. I was elected to my current position as state GOP vice chairman in March 2015. A black American elected in a landslide by a 98 percent white constituency. Not once in the year and a half I’ve held this office has the Post contacted me for a story, sought me for a quote, placed my picture in their pages or so much as bothered to ask a question. I’m the sitting party vice chair, and as far as the Post is concerned, I don’t exist.

And Wilburn is not the only freeze-out victim.

Darryl Glenn is as solid a candidate for US Senate as you will find anywhere.  21 years of  military service.  Budget and management guru.  Attorney.  PTA president.  Church leader.  Champion weight-lifter.  Proud parent.  African-American.  So how is it the Denver Post completely ignores his stellar candidacy, save for occasionally trashing his integrity because he doesn’t believe in murdering babies?

Colorado should also be extremely proud of Casper Stockham, candidate for US House District 1.  14 years of military service.  Business management expert.  Author, speaker and radio host.  Devout Christian.  Common sensible and down-to-earth.  African American.  Nothing from the Denver Post about Stockham except crickets chirping.

Whenever somebody on the right side of the political fence criticizes Barack Obama’s abject policy failures, they are vilified as racists.  Obama’s followers believe their man is so perfect that only a racist could utter a discouraging word.  But the same standard doesn’t apply to Colorado’s own Wilburn, Glenn, or Stockham.  Because they are conservatives, and the left has no tolerance for African-Americans who stray off the Democrat plantation.

Denver Post drop deadAnd the Post apparently has no tolerance for readers who object to their duplicity, either.  When blogger Pete Boddie from Littleton questioned Denver Post lead writer Joey Bunch about his paper’s treatment of African-American candidates, he got this terse reply:  “drop dead”.  Doesn’t look like you are ready for that Pulitzer this year, Joey.

Meanwhile the Post’s circulation tumbles like an April avalanche in Aspen, and all the hard-left editors at the few papers still clinging to life around our once-great nation slap each other on the back, never wondering why the public doesn’t trust them any more.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side

Rockin' On the Right SideWhen the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city, all the little pretties raise their hands
I’m gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When Scooter and the Big Man bust this city in half
With the Tenth Avenue freeze-out
Tenth Avenue freeze-out

Tenth Avenue Freeze Out – Bruce Springsteen

 

 

 

Let’s Take Another Look at Military Draft of Young Women

female American soldier

photo by S. Olson, courtesy LA Times

I became draft-eligible in 1973.  It was during the last, ugly days of the Vietnam War.  The war was winding down, the fighting was still intense, combat casualties were high, and Americans, including many guys my age who were serving “in country”, wondered what the hell we were doing there.  We clearly weren’t fighting to win.

At that time the military draft operated on a lottery of birthdates.  As the draft date approached, I resigned myself to the possibility that I might soon be headed for ‘Nam.  But then Selective Service ended actual conscription just before my age group became eligible.

It was a big relief.  I was a patriotic young guy, but nobody wanted to be drafted during the waning years of the Vietnam War.  According to street legend, the “FNGs” (f’***ing new guys)  were immediately sent to the front line and were the most likely soldiers to come home in a bag.  Nobody wanted to be the last one to die in the jungle.

So as it turned out I never served in the military.  But I have always had a fascination with all things military.  I can’t resist combat air museums, decommissioned ships, and war documentaries on the History Channel.  Friends my age take on a wistful look and a wry smile reminiscing about their military days.  I have a hole in my soul where military service might have been.

This week our Senate passed the 2016 NDAA (National Defense Appropriations Act), a bill which funds military operations.  It included a rider that would make women eligible for Selective Service. The House had earlier passed their version of the appropriations bill which did not include a provision for drafting women.  Now the two legislative bodies will meet in conference to hash out the differences in their bills.

I sincerely hope the House wisdom will prevail, and we will not submit our young women to Selective Service.

I know that our young women are as patriotic and generally, if not physically, as capable as our young men.  But I also know that the draft will only be reinstated if there is a real calamity – a serious conflict that involves deadly, boots-on-the-ground, man-to-man combat.

Yes, I said it.  “Man-to-man” combat.  In a winner-take-all battle, our enemies will not be sending 18-year old women to the front lines.  Our soldiers in combat will face the enemy’s most hostile, physical, violent young men:  jacked-up warriors who don’t give a rip about gender equality.

Female former marine Jude Eden said, “Combat is not an equal opportunity for women because they don’t have an equal opportunity to survive.”  And study after study has proved that combat units which include women consistently underperform.  By drafting women, we risk sending them to the front lines.  And by sending them to the front lines, we risk endangering not only our brave but overmatched women; we are handicapping our brave men.

Our patriotic American women will always play a vital role in our military, and they are free and welcome to join the service branch of their choice voluntarily.  But our congressmen should know that setting young women up to be the next conscripted “FNGs” headed for the front line in desperate times is something we just can’t live with.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side

Rockin' On the Right SideI had a brother at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They’re still there, he’s all gone

Born In the USA – Bruce Springsteen

 

 

 

 

Joe Walsh Donates All Of His Profit to the ACLU! REALLY! We Believe You, Joe!

joe-walshI’m a rock guitar player.  I grew up riffing to “Funk 49“.  I lived in the Rocky Mountains and reveled in singing along with Joe Walsh’s irreverent “Rocky Mountain Way.”  I always LOVED guitar god Joe Walsh, the goofy leader of the James Gang and the only member of the Eagles who would make sure you got your $50 worth of entertainment from your $150 row 175 ticket.

So now Joe Walsh is coming to Charlotte for a gig!  Woo hoo!  But wait.  I’m not sure his heart is in it.

You see, ever since Charlotte passed a law saying anybody can use any bathroom or locker room or dorm room or sports team or single-sex school they want to at any time regardless of their personal plumbing, and then the state of North Carolina passed a law called HB2 saying, “Wait a minute!  There could be some big problems there!”, concerts in the Tar Heel State have been cancelled left and right.  Bruce Springsteen was first, cancelling his show in Greensboro.   Bruce questioned Governor McCrory’s objection to junior high co-ed showers, saying, “To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress.”

Adam Levine, famed judge from the hit TV show “The Voice” and lead singer of Maroon 5, was next to put his ticket sales where his mouth is, saying, “WE FEEL EVERYONE SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY.”

That started a “me-too” tsunami of cancellations that included Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, and even my childhood hero Ringo Starr (arrow in my heart!).  The NBA has threatened to pull the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte due to the raw injustice of HB2.  PayPal decided to not build an office in North Carolina, that horrible place that refuses to let transgendered people pee.  Never mind that PayPal does business in nations all over the world that routinely execute gays.

And then there’s Joe.  “My shows are a place where all are welcome and all can feel safe. This is why I have chosen to proceed with concert dates as planned in North Carolina and will be donating my net profits to Equality NC and the ACLU.”

Um, Joe, can we audit the books?  I mean, I don’t doubt your accounting integrity or anything like that.  I’m sure you wouldn’t overstate your expenses.  Heck, you will probably give the ACLU every single penny of profit you earn from those $150 seats.  I don’t doubt your sincerity at all.  Shoot, you just want to make sure that both transgendered people in Charlotte are treated fairly.  I trust you!

Sheesh.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side

Rockin' On the Right SideMy Maserati does 185.
I lost my license, now I don’t drive.
It’s hard to handle this fortune and fame.
Everybody’s so different, I haven’t changed!

Life’s Been Good To Me So Far – Joe Walsh

 

I still love ya Joe, even if you are a total knucklehead.  Watch this AWESOME cut from Daryl’s House.