Vanita Gupta loves her some black folk

20 May

Vanita Gupta, the Eric Holder hire charged with investigating racism in Ferguson, Missouri, became a bête noir of the conservative blogosphere this week for blaming all criminality and anti-social behavior on slavery.

As a Democratic Party minion, this is much more convenient for her than blaming the problems of black America on the dependency created by the welfare state, the unemployment created by the regulatory state, or by the erosion of human capital created by Ms. Gupta’s party’s ongoing tribute to its slavery-loving past, the kidnapping of poor black and brown children to be sold to the educrat cartels in exchange for donations to Democratic Party campaigns.

Ms. Gupta may actually have more sympathy for African Americans than her former boss, Eric Holder.  He actually worked for the DC based law firm back in 2004 that spun the story for the city government when it was discovered that DC had been supplying its (mainly black) children and pregnant women with high lead content water (along with poisoning the rest of the city).  In contrast Gupta around the same time was defending poor black people in Texas against the drug war.

But how much Gupta will achieve in “working across the aisle” on criminal justice reform with libertarian leaning Congresspeople remains to be seen.  Her biographies seem to make her the walking stereotype of the West Side socialist gal played by Carol Kane in a Woody Allen movie.  She may not write her own bios but they are heavy on how she was a women’s studies major in college and how “racists” (or perhaps just unemployed and disenfranchised) lower class British whites threw french fries at her and called her a Paki as a child.

But perhaps the most interesting thing about Gupta, is that like almost every single “progressive” in the news (including those who work in the media), who almost all live in Chevy Chase (Chris Matthews) or Bethesda (Cokie Roberts) in suburban Maryland, or in DC neighborhoods like Kent or Berkeley (Andrea Mitchell, Jay Carney) that are so wealthy most long term DC residents have never heard of them, Gupta has demonstrated preferences in her residential real estate choices.  She didn’t buy a house in up-and-coming LeDroit Park, Bloomingdale, Trinidad, or Anacostia, and send her child to a charter school with an African American majority or large minority.  She bought a $1.4 million home on Clarendon‘s Highland Street in zip code 20001, where her neighbors include Chuck Todd (in the minimally more diverse zipcode adjacent, 22203), and, as virtually her only black neighbors, MSNBC regular/Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson’s family.

Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement of "a good reason" for concealed carry permit

19 May

Big 2A Win – Court strikes DC requirement of “good reason” for concealed carry permit

Petition Against Common Core

19 May
We need to destroy Common Core.

Only teachers and parents should determine a child’s education, NOT some DC bureaucrat.
You know federal standards need to end. Thankfully, we know what Common Core’s kryptonite is: separating education standards from federal funding. The Ohio Legislature already defunded Common Core testing. But we need Senate Republicans to know that any education bill must separate testing standards and federal funding.

If we do this, we’ll be able to defeat Common Core in states across the country. And, Bruce, that’s why I’m asking you to sign the petition telling Senate Republicans to separate federal education funding from education standards right now!

Ending Common Core will happen. And, together, we can show the world that education
freedom works.

Noah Wall
National Director of Grassroots

Sign the Petition

Getting a Balanced Budget via Article V Constitutional Convention: 2.0

19 May

Getting a Balanced Budget via Article V Constitutional Convention: 2.0

Dear Reader:
This in-depth interview is a bit raw, but true to the nearly hour and a half long conversation I had with its author Brian Doherty; and the case for the Compact for a Balanced Budget is made clearly and succinctly (or so I’m told from the many favorable responses posted on social media). 
I hope you enjoy reading this interview as much as I enjoyed giving it.
And if you’d like to follow up with any questions, I’m happy to answer all that come my way!
The campaign to educate the Libertarian community about the Compact for America Initiative will continue on July 10th at FreedomFest, where we will be hosting a panel on Article V, as well as a breakout session walkthrough the Compact for a Balanced Budget.
Why Libertarians? Why not? Well, part of the reason is that many folks in the libertarian world have misconceptions about Article V and they could be strong allies if educated!
Stay tuned for more details!
And please consider sponsoring our educational events at Freedom Fest! We need a gift of approximately $20,000 to cover the cost of sending 4 team members, setting up an exhibition booth with necessary materials, organizing an Article V debate panel and a breakout session.
You can make a donation at our website via paypal!
Very truly yours,
Nick Dranias
President & Executive Director
Office of the President
Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc.
Mobile: 602-228-2582
Office: 602-539-2703
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BREAKING: #Ferguson Protest Leaders Paid ,000 a Month to Disrupt & Instigate Violence

18 May

BREAKING: #Ferguson Protest Leaders Paid ,000 a Month to Disrupt & Instigate Violence

Prosecutor In Freddie Gray Case Seeks Gag Order

18 May

Prosecutor In Freddie Gray Case Seeks Gag Order « CBS Baltimore

Insuring John Galt?

17 May

Insuring John Galt?


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