Friday, November 13, 2009

Great PR tactic

So there's a fairly big story down here about this municipal judge who was just sentenced to 18 months' probation. Why, you ask? Because this guy - A JUDGE, I REMIND YOU - "was found guilty in August of declaring himself as a resident of Sunland Park in March 2008, a requirement for candidacy for the judgeship and - after winning the race - falsifying a document that acknowledged he was a qualified voter. He also was found guilty of voting twice in the November 2004 general election, once in Texas and once in New Mexico. Each count was a fourth-degree felony."

So naturally, the guy getting 18 months' probation is lame. He is also required "to take introductory government classes under Bill Taggart and Nancy Baker at New Mexico State University and deliver a speech to the schoolchildren of the Gadsden Independent School District on 'civic engagement, getting involved and why the rules exist.'" Even lamer.

But here's the best part, in my opinion:

"Arrieta (the guy's defense attorney) also said that Favela (the judge) was targeted by the district attorney's office for prosecution because he was a member of the 'wrong' political party."

Really? So if he was in the "right" political party lying about his residence and voting twice in two different states would've been okay?


"Favela told the judge he was not a bad or dishonest person.

'I want to apologize if, with my desire to run, if I put anybody through hardship,' Favela told the judge. 'I'm an honest man, I've always tried to do the best for the community and if I unknowingly broke the law, I take full responsibility.'"



Brilliant PR move. Of course, a good segment of our society o'retards will eat it up. If I were him, I think I would've said:

sein-george-wrong.wav. LOL

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


A. Is there any doubt this would be prosecuted as a hate crime had this guy not been black?
B. Is there any doubt Columbia would've fired him in a heartbeat if he weren't a minority?
And ironically he's upset over "white privilege."

Click on the link below to access the story.

A prominent Columbia architecture professor punched a female university employee in the face at a Harlem bar during a heated argument about race relations, cops said yesterday.

Police busted Lionel McIntyre, 59, for assault yesterday after his bruised victim, Camille Davis, filed charges.

McIntyre and Davis, who works as a production manager in the school's theater department, are both regulars at Toast, a popular university bar on Broadway and 125th Street, sources said.

The professor, who is black, had been engaged in a fiery discussion about "white privilege" with Davis, who is white, and another male regular, who is also white, Friday night at 10:30 when fists started flying, patrons said.

McIntyre, who is known as "Mac" at the bar, shoved Davis, and when the other patron and a bar employee tried to break it up, the prof slugged Davis in the face, witnesses said.

"The punch was so loud, the kitchen workers in the back heard it over all the noise," bar back Richie Velez, 28, told The Post. "I was on my way over when he punched Camille and she fell on top of me."

The other patron involved in the dispute said McIntyre then took a swing at him after he yelled, "You don't hit a woman!"

"He knocked the glasses right off my face," said the man, who would only give his first name as "Shannon." "The punch came out of nowhere. Mac was talking to us about white privilege and what I was doing about it -- apparently I wasn't doing enough."

McIntyre had squabbled with Davis several weeks earlier over issues involving race, witnesses said. As soon as the professor threw the punch Friday, server Rob Dalton and another employee tossed him out.

"It was a real sucker punch," Dalton said. "Camille's a great lady, always nice to everybody, and doesn't deserve anything like this."

Davis was spotted wearing sunglasses yesterday to conceal the black eye. Reached at her Columbia office, she declined to comment on the alleged attack.

McIntyre was released without bail at his arraignment last night.

"It was a very unfortunate event," he said afterwards. "I didn't mean for it to explode the way it did."

Additional reporting

by Sarah Makuta


So how does the PC crowd handle this? The minority perpetrator attacked another minority with some victim status, but I think black victimhood trumps woman victimhood on the PC scale. I just think it's ironic that what set him off was "white privilege" but it's victim privilege that is going to allow him to get away with this unscathed. The charges will be dropped, or if not, he'll get some pansy-assed misdemeanor and given no sentence; he'll keep his job, and he won't even get fined or disciplined by the school or anything.

It's already been five days since the fight occurred. Is there any doubt that had he been white the story would've been the lead on NBC, MSNBC and CBS every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. the next morning until at least Monday at 11 p.m.? Seriously. And if the woman had been black? Jeeeeeeee-zus, he would've probably been sentenced and executed by now.

I just did a Google news search for Lionel McIntyre and the only hit I got was a New York Times story from yesterday. And here's the only thing that rag mentioned about race:"The encounter happened in Toast, a popular, noisy bar and restaurant on Broadway north of campus, where the chatter often runs to current events and politics. Professor McIntyre liked to engage fellow patrons on the subject of race, according to one regular customer, Daniel Morgan, who considers himself a close acquaintance of both Professor McIntyre and Ms. Davis."

Nowhere in the Times story was the victim or perps' race revealed. No, there's no double standard there.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ESPN analysts sell souls in Isiah lovefest

Watching the 2009-2010 college basketball opener on ESPNU last night provided a double dose of disgusting.

First off, of course, was having to watch UNC open the season with an easy win. It's bad enough to see Carolina win at all, but then you have to see on an ESPN network, where they're constantly slobbered over, and then they're the only game on, so they get even more attention.

I've mellowed as I've aged, though, and UNC doesn't set my teeth on edge as the team used to. It doesn't hurt that I've moved far enough way from North Carolina that I don't have to hear shit from waves upon waves of bandwagon fans that wouldn't know a Tar Heel from an ingrown hair on their ass.

No, the real problem last night was the complete sellout of the ESPNU crew in displaying unfettered love and affection for Florida International coach Isiah Thomas. I wish I had DVR'd the game so that I could provide you with exact quotes here, but trust me, it was disgusting.

Over and over again, the guys in the booth spoke to Thomas' overall wonderfulness: What a great smile! What a good guy! My, how he's overcome adversity! Gee, he's a great teacher!

What? The guy's legacy over the last dozen years resembles the same legacy a tornado leaves behind in an Oklahoma trailer park. He completely ruined the New York Knicks with asinine personnel moves and insane spending habits. On top of that, he was embroiled in legal issues regarding sexual harassment and a general lack of control over his team, especially Stephon Marbury. Now it turns out he's even pissed off Magic Johnson, who in his new book apparently slams Thomas for spreading false rumors about his sexuality (without having read the book I'm assuming Magic is accusing Thomas of suggesting he was gay, hence contracting HIV via homosexual practices - brilliant).

So what did ESPNU do? They gave Thomas a friendly platform from which to deflect these rumors and appear like a martyr. He denied being the catalyst of such talk, which is fine I guess, but he followed that by saying that he such a gosh darn wonderful compassionate fella that Magic could come groveling back to him any time for forgiveness. And the U just sat back and watched. Funny, compassion never seemed to be a word to describe him in New York, or Indianapolis, or Detroit for that matter.

And most laughable of all was how they let Thomas prattle on about how UNC is the model for which he wants to use for the FIU program. Does anyone believe this? What made the UNC program what it is is that it's had a total of five head coaches over the past 58 years. Isiah won't be at FIU for 58 months. It wouldn't surprise me if he doesn't last 58 weeks more.

If Thomas can turn the Panthers program around, he'll use that success merely as a steppingstone into a more high-profile job; it's hard to believe anyone thinks he would've taken the job for any other reason. His reputation has been completely ruined after his infamy in New York, and this is clearly his attempt to rise from the ashes - with lots of media help, apparently (and inexplicably). I can't believe there's a single person on this planet who thinks Thomas has any long-term plans to remain in Miami - unless it's as coach, president or GM of the Heat, or maybe the U.

More likely, however, is that Isiah will stamp his brand of boorishness on the university and get the boot. I predict that in three years or less, Thomas will be embroiled in some type of recruiting or academic scandal at FIU. He will bring in players totally out of place in the university's highly selective, research-based environment - most likely thugs with plenty of baggage. I guarantee you there will be at least one ugly on-court altercation from Thomas or his players - a nice addition to the football team's embarrassing behavior vs. Miami a couple years back. It's so easy to see these things coming.

I'm astounded that FIU ever hired this guy to begin with. This isn't some McCollege that needs cheap publicity for ticket sales. While the Panthers will most likely never be renown for their athletic prowess, the school is one of the largest universities in the United States and has an outstanding academic reputation as an institution of research. It's really sad that the administration felt it had to compromise these standards in hiring Thomas, given his nasty baggage. It will be interesting to see how the school spins its way out of the inevitable problems with him and his team, coming down the pike.