Durham County DA Disbarred
It will be a while before we can determine if Mike Nifong is as stupid as he appears, or was just blinded by PC, ego, and ambition.
After all, the germ of the idea, although cynical, was a winner: Play the race card, and that will easily put you over the top in PC-contaminated, racially-divided Durham. In fact, he DID win the election. Now, he could serve for a few years, and retire as a career government employee, with a nice pension.
But, if you’re going to crucify some white guys, there has to be something to the case—and there wasn’t. No rape had occurred, the woman in question had not even been assaulted in any way, and she was less than a credible witness. That all of this information was present virtually from the beginning mattered not.
PC rubrics being what they are, the authorities couldn’t let their lying eyes undermine the tired stereotype of the poor black girl getting victimized by the overpriviliged rich white guys. Sad to say, I’m not surprised in the least.
This self-brainwashing ranks right up there with the articles that came out on the recent occasion of Rachel Carson’s 100-year birth anniversary. Many acknowledged that she was wrong about essentially everything she ever said, and may have indirectly caused the death of millions. But, none of that mattered. She was still a symbol of all that is right in the environmental movement.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Expect to see a completely unrepentant Nifong making the rounds of left-wing talk shows, and black churches. I shouldn’t even have to mention the inevitable book deal.
Only a true cynic would say that this was the plan from the start.
Michael Moore’s film “Sicko” is widely pirated before its theatrical release
It’s hard to feel sorry for a guy who may have been a legit lefty crusader decades ago, but long since abandoned that for the far greener pastures of big-money faux populism.
I’m inclined to believe that it was his paranoia, in making several backup copies of the feature, that caused the situation. There are people who claim that the entire thing is a publicity stunt in that the older demo that tends to go to Moore’s films would “not know how” to deal with a pirated movie, and will still march into the theaters, and this is a way to reach the younger auds.
The problem with that theory is that he would have to convince the Weinsteins (his distributor) to go along with it, or risk a mega lawsuit, and the very real possibility that he would never again have a major studio release. Somehow, I can’t see the Weinsteins pirating their own intellectual property.
Heck, even if they wanted to, they would suffer the undying wrath of the rest of the industry. Sorry, I’m not buying into that one.
Hamas versus Fatah
Not that I can get too worked up over two bands of thugs killing each other, but have you noticed what is missing in all the press coverage?
Besides blogger Debbie Schlussel, no one has raised the rather obvious point that if these two factions that are supposedly on the same side cannot get along with each other, why should anyone expect the Israelis to sue for peace with these groups—their enemies?
The answer, of course, is that the Marx-inspired notion of the process being more important than the result dominates what passes for thought these days. In other words, even though there is absolutely no possibility of negotiation ever working, since that is the process in play, it must go on indefinitely. Otherwise, the leaders would have to think of something that might actually work.