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Selective racism

1) A liberal black man is arrested by cops for causing a disturbance after he decides to harangue them on a public sidewalk. The man is not charged with any crime, and even the President of the United States comes to his defence.

2) A conservative black man selling 'Don't Tread on Me' merchandise is called racial epithets and assaulted by a union member supporting the White House's agenda:
Kenneth was attacked on the evening of August 6, 2009 at Rep. Russ Carnahan’s town hall meeting in South St. Louis County. I was at the town hall meeting as well and witnessed the events leading up to the attack of Kenneth. Kenneth was approached by an SEIU representative as Kenneth was handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags to other conservatives. The SEIU representative demanded to know why a black man was handing out these flags. The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman. The three men were clearly SEIU members, as they were wearing T-shirts with the SEIU logo.

Kenneth was beaten badly. One assailant fled on foot; three others were arrested. Kenneth was admitted to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center emergency room, where he was treated for his numerous injuries. Kenneth was merely expressing his freedom of speech by handing out the flags. In fact, he merely asked people as they exited the town hall meeting whether they would like a flag. He in no way provoked any argument or altercation, as evidenced by the fact that three assailants were arrested.

Maybe someone who was condemning Sgt. Crowley can explain to me why #1 is an example of police profiling and institutionalized racism that makes national news, and #2 is being completely ignored by the 'mainstream media'. No CNN news search results for "Ken Gladney" or "Kenneth Gladney" One blog entry from Jake Tapper mentions Ken No search results for "Ken Gladney" or "Kenneth Gladney" No search results for "Ken Gladney" or "Kenneth Gladney"

Meanwhile, prominent liberal blogs are demanding that Ken release his medical records.

I'm starting to wonder what's happened to this country.

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I don't worry so much about the country in general, because I think there are far more conservatives out there than people realize... the other day while I was at the airport, I overheard two women having a conversation and one of them was very obviously a conservative and seemed very skeptical of everything media-related.

I think most people realize the media has gone from just biased to unabashedly biased. And that's one of the reasons why Fox News kills the other networks in ratings because they *aren't* unabashedly liberal and will report on the hypocrisy of the media at large.

Keep the faith. I have a feeling 2010 is going to be our year :)
Oh, there are little things all the time that encourage me. But I also hate for us to pin all our hopes on 2010. If this is what these people will do to support a bill, what kind of violence might we see once the midterm election cycle really heats up? It's not going to be pretty.

I didn't agree with him on everything, but I miss Dubya.