We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
If there's a more loathsome person in the news right now than Henry Louis Gates Junior, I've missed them. It's amazing the amount of attention you can get playing your one-note piano with your foot on all the pedals for the media and academia these days.
Listen to him for a minute and a half, and you can see he's a second-rate intellect with a third-rate sense of respect for his fellow man. Perfect for Hahvahd, now that I think of it. Just like the Widener-shunning alum Teddy Kennedy, only teaching instead of sleeping in class, and driving the affirmative action bus over a cliff instead of an Oldsmobile off a bridge. I can't advise riding with either of them. But then again, a policeman responding to a burglary call isn't in a position to skip talking to Skip. Being wrong at the top of your voice, and a jerk in the bargain, is the sum total of the prestige the Harvard nameplate offers, I guess.
Just when you think you've heard all the drivel you could imagine coming out of the guy's mouth or pen, you hear another topper. According to the AP, on his application to attend Yale, he wrote:
"As always, whitey now sits in judgment of me, preparing to cast my fate. It is your decision either to let me blow with the wind as a nonentity or to encourage the development of self. Allow me to prove myself."
It's really hard to be incoherent, obsequious, and imperious and insulting at the same time, but it appears he's been managing it his whole life. That approach is not without its charms, after all. It's the official foreign policy of the United States right now, for instance.
At about the same time Gates was playing passive aggressive with a Yale admissions office likely bending over backwards to let him in anyway, another man, a much more pleasant and charming man, and a snappier dresser, uttered the same sort of line, but without any malice. Hoping to burst the tension in the words by uttering them along with his fellow man, and he didn't discriminate about who his fellow man was. Viewing the words as an obstacle to get past, not a cow to be milked.
You can only utter half the line now. It's a testament to what Skip Gates and his ilk have accomplished in the intervening years. Everyone used to be able to say both words with impunity, but generally didn't, if for no other reason than it was the mark of bad manners. Now only the pallid portion of the words can be uttered with malice, and often are, thanks to the tireless efforts of Skip Gates et.al. It's still not enough. There will never be enough for the Convent of the Sisters of the Perpetually Afflicted they're running over at Harvard, and in many other, big, important white buildings all over this marvelous country.
Sgt. Crowley gave Louis Gates Junior more than enough
rope to totally entangle/ensnare himself.
When his friend Barack (the President of the United States)
saw an opportunity to get in on the action..as I said,
there was more than enough rope for the both of'em.
Now it's, ahhh, let's just go have a beer buddy,
yack, yack,yack, as in CYA.
Sgt. Crowley should ignore any pressure the White House
will put on the city of Cambridge, and the Cambridge police department, set up a defense fund, find himself a top flight lawyer and sue Everybody who slandered him.
a'la Richard Jewel.
Seems Skippy skipped out on a few taxes and did not disburse grant monies he received for his Inkwell Corporation - except to a secretary and his fiancee. oops. He's taking care of that now he's been found out. No idea where the big bucks of the grant are. And his magazine, The Root. Gates hires only black people. Why is no one in the mainstream media talking about that?
I also hope Sgt. Crowley ignores the invite to the beer-in, but I think he's going. I fear Gates will turn it into something grand for himself and that Obama will dust his hands off after the photo ops and think to himself, "That takes care of the rednecks."
Crowley ought to sue Obama and Gates, dust his hands off and think to himself, "That takes care of the real racists."
Ron, I have to disagree with you about your faith in a Cambridge jury/ gran jury.
If it ever went that far, James Crowley would be in dip shit. The City is chock full of liberal moonbats.
Last I heard the beer party is on for Thursday the 30th.
Obama wins, Skippy wins, Crowley loses. I think a lot of pressure was put on him from his union, and his bosses to accept the invitation.
Everyone says there behind him(Crowley), but , and I hope I am wrong, he is going to be thrown under the bus.
I hope he does not apologize as he says.
If there are any pictures of the three laughing and hugging with a few cold ones I'm going to puke!