Archive for September 1st, 2010

“Beat Whitey Night” by Michael G. Mickey

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

According to the Des Moines Register, police are trying to get to the bottom of what led to a series of attacks at the Iowa State Fair that included the assault of two police officers and a number of other people. The victims, from all I have read, were Caucasian. Their attackers, it seems, were African-Americans.

Below are some quotes from the Des Moines Register which police officers reportedly made.

Sgt. David Murillo stated in a report on Friday night, “On-duty officers at the fairgrounds advise there was a group of 30 to 40 individuals roaming the fairgrounds openly calling it ‘beat whitey night.'”

“We don’t know if this was juveniles fighting or a group of kids singling out white citizens leaving the fairgrounds,” Sgt. Lori Lavorato said. “It’s all under investigation, but it’s very possible it has racial overtones.”

Could it be that ‘Beat Whitey Night’ had some racial overtones? It depends on who you ask it seems. The police certainly had suspicions, but what did State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad, D-Des Moines, think? He didn’t (at least on 8-24-10) have enough information to decide if the attacks of ‘Beat Whitey Night’ were racially motivated. While I wasn’t there to investigate the incident, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say the attacks WERE racially motivated.

As noted earlier, Sgt. David Murillo documented that on-duty police officers at the fairgrounds said there was a group of 30 to 40 suspects wandering the fairgrounds looking for trouble and openly calling their activities ‘Beat Whitey Night’. Either this group of thirty to forty suspects were looking for a guy literally named Whitey or they were looking for some ‘whiteys’, as in Caucasian people, to beat up. I think we can safely conclude that based on what police officers on the ground there were reporting.

Sgt Lori Lavorato, although somewhat vague in her assessment of the multiple assaults, certainly gave us no reason to suspect the events of the evening weren’t racially motivated when she noted that “white citizens” leaving the fairgrounds may have been “singled out” by attackers. The violence of the evening smells distinctly racially motivated from my perspective. How about you?

A lot of you are probably wondering why I’m writing about an event of this nature. The answer is to make a point concerning the liberal mainstream media, tolerance, poltical correctness and the like and how Satan is using them to deceive the masses with great effect.

Prior to writing this commentary, I Googled ‘Beat Whitey Night’ and couldn’t find a single major news network reporting on the attacks. On the other hand, it’s a piece of cake to find mainstream media news coverage of the Ground Zero mosque controversy.

No angry crowds have beaten Muslims in New York, but, by the way the mainstream media is handling coverage of that controversy, you’d think so. ‘Beat Whitey Night’, on the other hand? It just isn’t newsworthy, in spite of the fact that one victim had two of his eye sockets (orbital bones) fractured!

What happened at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, if the documentation of the evening’s events by the police are accurate, was pure unadulterated hatred of the most vile nature and yet it got virtually zero attention from the media, but can you imagine the coverage the mainstream media would’ve given to this incident if a gang of Caucasian males referring to their activities as ‘Illegal Immigrant Beatdown Night’ had beaten up some Hispanics in Arizona? Not only would the attacks have been front page news, every conservative voice in the United States of America would’ve been implicated as an encourager of the event in all likelihood, just as everyone who holds any dislike of a high-rise mosque being built near Ground Zero is being portrayed by the mainstream media as an opponent of freedom of religion as provided in the U.S. Constitution.

I don’t know about anyone else but I’m sick to death of liberals like CBS News anchor Katie Couric making comments like the following, as documented by NewsBusters recently:

“There is a debate to be had about the sensitivity of building this center so close to Ground Zero. But we can not let fear and rage tear down the towers of our core American values.”

Does it irritate anyone else to the core that Couric felt the need to paint a portrait of people opposed to the building of the Ground Zero mosque reminiscent in symbolism to the attacks of September 11, 2001 – the very attacks that gave many of those opposed to its construction reason not to want it so close to the site to begin with?

Does it rub anyone else wrong that MSNBC’s Norah O’Donnell accused people opposed to the building of the mosque near Ground Zero to murderous terrorists when she said they were “acting like the people who attacked America and killed 3,000 people”? NewsBusters documented that incident of mainstream media bias/insanity as well. On that note, it’s news to me and probably to a lot of people who will read this commentary that holding up a sign that reads “No Mosque At Ground Zero” is the equivalent of killing thousands of innocent people but it apparently is, at least over at MSNBC.

Meanwhile, here in the real world

The mainstream media’s ongoing portrayal of opposition to the building of the Ground Zero mosque as some sort of affront to freedom of religion may be true on the part of some people demonstrating against it but it isn’t a majority view. Far from it! The overwhelming majority of people opposed to its construction at the location currently under consideration merely want the mosque to be built elsewhere, which New York Governor David Paterson offered to help with if developers of the mosque would be willing to relocate. Paterson said he wasn’t willing to meet with the mosque’s developers because he was opposed to the building of a mosque, but was willing to do so in the interest of quelling the unrest plans to build it there has caused.

You’d think followers of the “peaceful religion” of Islam, so quick to be offended if anyone does or says anything they deem to be insulting, like draw a cartoon of their prophet for example, would be sensitive to the feelings of others but they aren’t nor are they expected to be. And why is that? There are a number of reasons, but the reason at the top of the list where the issue of the Ground Zero mosque and the mainstream media is concerned? In my humble opinion, it’s because the November elections are within view and liberals everywhere are in a panic.

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“THE CORRUPTION IN ALBANY MUST END” An Interview with GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Rick Lazio by Fern Sidman

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

For New Yorkers who are angered and frustrated by the corruption that has plagued politics in Albany for many years now, the upcoming gubernatorial mid-term election races offer viable alternatives in terms of candidates. Having represented New York’s 2nd congressional district for four terms from 1993-2001, Republican Rick Lazio is challenging Democrat Andrew Cuomo for the state’s highest office. With a platform predicated on bold reforms and a concrete plan to battle corruption, I sat down with Mr. Lazio to discuss some issues effecting New Yorkers.

FS: Concerning healthcare reform, as you know, the Medicaid system in New York spends 73% more per recipient than the country as a whole and 25% more than California, which covers twice as many people. What would you do to make Medicaid a more efficient system?

RL: I’m totally in favor of reforming and revamping our Medicaid program. We must move Medicaid to a managed care system in order to streamline costs. The taxpayers in this state are already been strangled by exorbitant taxes and with the rising cost of healthcare for employers, we must move with alacrity to remedy this problem. Those on the Medicaid rolls should be encouraged to seek appropriate healthcare and that means each recipient should have a primary care doctor who can oversee their follow up care if they need to see a specialist. What has proven to be extremely costly to our system are those Medicaid recipients who visit their local hospital emergency rooms when they have a health crisis, rather than seeing their own doctor. Incentives should be provided such as beneficiaries having stored value cards in order to get the right level of care. Provider reimbursement should be harmonized and doctors and hospitals should be extended the same reimbursements and the co-pays should be managed accordingly. I am also in favor of enforcing an anti-fraud program to the Medicaid system because each year there is over $5 billion in Medicaid fraud. We want to promote the very best healthcare system for all New Yorkers and in order to do that we must investigate medical supply companies and other who are bilking the system and hence increasing taxes in our state.

FS: How would you address the burgeoning unemployment rates in New York State and what would you do to help stimulate the economy?

RL: There is no doubt that we must focus our efforts on putting people back to work immediately. There has been way too much emphasis on stimulus money to create jobs and that’s just not happening. New York ranks 49th out of 50 states that are business friendly and that’s just deplorable. The fact that our state is laden with high taxes drives individuals and their businesses out of the state. We must encourage the creation start up businesses to stimulate the private economy in New York. We must take a good hard look at the tax environment that we find ourselves in and we must put an end to the political chaos in Albany, where the state legislature can’t get a budget done. Our government is unpredictable and Bush era tax credits have been revoked for businesses. Subsidiaries that provide energy costs have also lapsed. The more people that are employed translates into fewer dollars being taken out of businesses for taxes. The core part of our strategy is to restart the growth engine, get the costs to businesses down by reducing business taxes, rewarding startup companies and creating a new capital gains structure. Another source of major capitol and economic development are our colleges and universities. New York is a state of great people, with great skills and ingenuity and I am sure we can do exciting things in this wonderful empire state.

FS: You’ve come out against the construction of the proposed mosque at Ground Zero. Could you tell us why you are against it and what do you think of offers to have the mosque built on state property?

RL: I stand in staunch opposition to the construction of the proposed mosque close to Ground Zero. What we need here is complete transparency as this issue is not about religion. I would immediately demand a full accounting for where the funding is coming from for the construction of this $100 million dollar building. Clearly, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf who is behind this project is ducking the question of why he refuses to label Hamas a terrorist organization, when the US government lists Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization. We also know that Hamas is behind the incessant rocket attacks on Israel’s southern border. Imam Rauf has said that America was an accomplice to the 9/11 attacks on our country and that “Osama Bin Laden was made in the USA”. When Imam Rauf was asked whether he would take money from Iranian sources to build this mosque, he refused to answer and if he can’t respond to that kind of question, one could believe that he and others involved in this project may have sympathies with radical Islamist organizations.The Imam has also been associated with the Turkish terrorist organization who was behind the flotilla that sought to smuggle arms to terrorists in Gaza Just a few short years ago, Sharif El-Gamal and his brother Sammy El-Gamal of Soho Properties who are the developers of the Ground Zero Mosque were waiting tables in New York City. Where did all their money come from?

Andrew Cuomo is the attorney general of New York and as such, he could eliminate the controversy that swirls around this mosque by launching an investigation into the group’s monetary sources. People really need to get their voices on this issue because if Iran is even partially funding this mosque then we can expect that those preaching in it will be promoting terrorism against the United States and Israel. Iran has already threatened to wipe our ally Israel off the map while the whole world sleeps. America must never allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons and we must do everything in our power to protect Israel. I believe in solidifying relationships with our good friends such as Israel and working to ensure her safety and dealing forcefully with our avowed enemies such as Iran.

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Fern Sidman holds a B.A, in political science from Brooklyn College. She was the educational coordinator for the Betar Youth Movement in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She was national director of the Jewish Defense League from 1983-1985. She was a researcher for several books written by Rabbi Meir Kahane, ZTK”L. She was the managing editor of the publication entitled, The Voice of Judea, and is a regular contributor to its web site. She is currently a writer and journalist living in New York City. Her articles have appeared in The Jewish Press, The Jewish Advocate, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, and numerous Jewish and general web sites including, Front Page Magazine, Daniel Pipes and Michael Freund.
We are delighted to have Ms. Sidman as a regular contributor to the Jesus is Lord, A Worshipping Christian’s Blog.