The Commerce Department is considering naming Arab Americans a socially and economically disadvantaged minority group that is eligible for special business assistance, The Hill reported Tuesday.
"The ADC petition asserts that, in the government's efforts to protect Americans, they essentially took away the rights of other Americans," according to the notice of proposed rulemaking about the petition. The needs of the many outweight the needs of the few. (Spock)
Commerce is asking for comment as to whether social and economic discrimination against Arab Americans has, in fact, become prevalent, and if so, to cite specific examples of occurrences. The MBDA will decide whether or not to accept the petition by June 27.
In making the case for minority status, ADC highlighted the National Security Entry Exit Registration System, "which required non-immigrants to register at ports of entry and targeted males from Arab nations; stricter travel guidelines; and 'no-fly lists' that predominantly contained the names of Arab-Americans," according to MBDA's summary of the petition. Ah-HA! So the gubbamint IS profiling!
The ADC wants any "American who traces his or her ethnic roots to one of the countries in the Arab World" to be eligible for MBDA services. 'Palestinians' would also be included.
MBDA services are now offered to African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Spanish-speaking Americans, American Indians, Eskimos, Aleuts, Hasidic Jews, Asian-Pacific Americans and Asian Indians, The Hill noted. Let's get up a petition for tired, old white guys. And their spouses.
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. - 14th Amendment
The latter suspended by the federal judiciary for 'social justice'. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" - George Orwell, Animal Farm
A group of more than 150 Cherokees--enrolled Cherokees and descendants from the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes, the Cherokee Nation, the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians--demanded today that Elizabeth Warren tell the truth about her "Cherokee" ancestry and identity.
The defection of a prominent Pennsylvania Democrat to the Republican Party is raising some eyebrows.
Jo Ann Nardelli, a state committeewoman and founding president of the Blair County Federation of Democratic Women, has switched her political affiliation to the GOP, citing her Catholic faith and President Obama's embrace of gay marriage as reasons.
During a press conference last week, Nardelli cited President Obama's recent announcement in support of gay marriage as a central reason for her defection, endorsed Mitt Romney for president and changed her party registration to Republican, The Altoona Mirror reported.
"As the Democratic Party has taken the stand for same-sex marriage, then I must make a stand on my faith that marriage is between a man and a woman. God's principles for life never change. His guidelines, given in Scripture, produce fruitful lives when you follow them," Nardelli, a pro-life Democrat for more than 40 years, said at the Blair County Courthouse.
According to Politics PA, Nardelli continued to point to her Catholic faith as a major motivator in her letter of resignation to the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.
"I respect all of you and all that I have achieved in the past. Due to personal matters and faith beliefs at this time, it is only fair to resign," she wrote. "I will miss you all very much as you are all a part of my family; however, it is time to move forward with my life in a direction that is more in line with my faith."
The Mirror added that Blair County Republican Party Chairman A.C. Stickel welcomed Nardelli. Stickel emphasized Obama's, and the Democratic Party's, disconnect with blue collar values as a big part of the story.
Obama and other radical leftists have pitted so many groups against each other while trolling for votes and engaging in class warfare, I don't think there is room anywhere in the Democratic Party except for the KoolAde swillers. Alinsky politics are going to be their undoing.
My swell home state remains the peoples' dumbocrapic retch-ublic of Pee Aye. There are more pictures of Roosevelt and Jack Kennedy on walls in this state than there are of Jesus. We'll be paying the price for a long time, and the rest of y'all will pay too...
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Poland demanded a "strong and clear response" from the U.S. after President Barack Obama's mention of a "Polish death camp" while honoring a Pole who told the world about the Holocaust. Way to step in it, dumbass.
"We can't accept such words in Poland, even if they are spoken by a leader of an allied country," Prime Minister Donald Tusk told journalists in Warsaw today. "Saying Polish concentration camps is as if there was no German responsibility, no Hitler."
Since, 2004 Poland has sought clarifications from several news outlets for the use of a phrase "Polish concentration camps" that were run by the Nazis during the country's occupation in the World War II, according to the Foreign Ministry's website. The government has convinced publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle to stop using the phrase. Ya know, this thing called "Google" would have helped prevent such a diplomatic disaster... if the staff wasn't as incompetent as their dear leader.
The U.S. administration regrets "this misstatement," the Wall Street Journal's website cited Tommy Vietor, the National Security Council spokesman, as saying. The text of Obama's remarks on the White House website hasn't been corrected as of today.
"The White House will apologize for this outrageous mistake," Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski wrote on his Twitter Inc. account. "It's a shame that such a momentous ceremony has been overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence."
Obama posthumously awarded Jan Karski the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, at a ceremony in Washington yesterday, saying the Polish officer "illuminated one of the darkest chapters of history" as he "repeatedly crossed enemy line to document the face of genocide, and courageously voiced tragic truths all the way to President Roosevelt." Reading off a teleprompter that has wrong information is still wrong. Folks, this is the caliber of leadership we have at the helm of our country.
WaPo headline is better: Poles angered by Obama words on 'Polish death camps'
Meanwhile back in the USA, the core Obama support does not know/care where Poland is, or that there ever were 'death camps' run by anyone.
Obean will not offer a meaningful apology "response" (i.e.: one that takes ownership of and responsibility for his words, along with a promise to educate himself about the subject so he doesn't do it again). It will be interesting to see what he comes up with.
The man is clueless about history. That's why he keeps making all these mistakes.
I wonder how he fared in his history classes, and whose history he studied.
Mean like, my rod and my b-ow(e); as in not bo-.
Polish death camps run by Austrian speaking Nazis?
Actually the whole ceremony was an uncomfortable plug, making this so much more a lightning rod than typcial gaffe person's par for course. "Nobody started working 20 years ago so that one day they can get a medal by a president named Barack Obama." It was among the dreadful performance category, was trying to be loose and cool but couldn't keep his eyes off the teleprompter like the big game was on.
Pharaoh's belief system=black liberation theology=Lotsa idols + lotsa corruption + lotsa hate for Whitey= USA in Peril.
Eric H. Holder say, "I been mistreated by 'de Man in the usa for more centuries than I can remember.
Mitt Romney has secured his place as the Republican challenger to Barack Obama in November's US presidential election, following a primary in Texas.
Near-complete results show he easily cleared the benchmark of 1,144 delegates to secure the nomination.
Mr Romney said he was "humbled". He is the first Mormon from a major party to contest the presidential election. He is set to be officially anointed as the Republican nominee at the party convention in Florida in late August.
Mr Romney has been the presumptive nominee for several weeks as his rivals withdrew or suspended campaigning.
A candidate needs 1,144 delegates to win. With 1,086 delegates secured as he entered the Texas race, Mr Romney only needed 58 to pass the 1,144 mark. Texas awards 152 delegates proportionally.
In near-complete returns, Mr Romney captured 63% of the vote, according to the Associated Press, more than 10 times as many as his closest rival, Ron Paul.
He will surpass his father, George Romney, a former Michigan governor who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination in 1968.
Opinion polls put forward by a desperate, lying MSM suggest Mitt Romney is locked in an extremely close race with Mr Obama in November.
On Texas politions going to the national level, the Texas Tea Party didn't have a lot of luck overwhelming the established GOP backed candidates yesterday. But they did get candidates enough votes to get into July 31 runoffs.
However, on the state level, they trounced many state level incumbants with thier candidates. Bad thing is, this could widen the gulf between national Texas figures in the US Congress and state level figures in Austin.
[National Journal] After weeks of getting hit on his business record at Bain Capital, Willard Mitt Romney ...former governor of Massachussetts, currently the presumptive Publican nominee for president. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney's charisma is best defined as soporific, which is probably why he is leading the Publican field. On the plus side, he isn't President B.O... is flipping the script and attacking President B.O. on his administration's performance helping green energy ... the attempt to produce energy without using fossil fuel. The preferred methods are solar, wind, geothermal, phlogiston, philosophers' stones, and rattling bears' teeth. The approach with the most promise involves attaching generators to perpetual motion machines, but using Words of Power to summon energy-rich demons may also work. The green in the term refers to the vast number of greenbacks that have been thrown at the problem since 1973 with indifferent results... companies.
In its latest bruising Web video, the Romney campaign points to Solyndra, ...a green technological winner picked by the B.O. regime that cost the taxpayers a half billion dollars, with the added benefit of the campaign contributors who put money into the project getting paid before the taxpayers when the wreckage went up for sale... a solar energy company that filed for bankruptcy after receiving $535 million in loan guarantees from the federal government. The video points to several other companies, such as ECOtality and First Solar, that also lost money and cut jobs after receiving federal loan guarantees.
"More than $16 billion have gone to companies like Solyndra that are linked to big Obama and Democrat donors," the narrator says. "Obama is giving taxpayer money to big donors, and then watching them lose it. Good for them. Bad for us."
Republicans in Congress have consistently hammered the B.O. regime on Solyndra, but Romney has not followed this line of attack for several months. Back in January, Romney said that Obama was a "venture capitalist in Solyndra" and a "private equity guy in Chrysler and General Motors."
There seems to be an endless store of stuff with which to hit Obama. I could see Obummer spending all his time answering charges that the fifth column MSM chose not to ignore during the last 3-1/2 or more years. The only danger would be that there is so much unreported crap that people might tend to be in disbelief when it would come out.