Saturday, February 19, 2005

Links to other VRWNZC Members' blogs

As I haven't figured out how to link this blog to others that members of the Vast Right-Wing Negrocon Zionist Conspiracy have, I will list a few here.




9/11 memorial-

Others will be coming soon.

Life is Not a Video Game- Or So I'm Told

Vast Right Wing NegroCon Zionist Conspiracy

A lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Fayette, Alabama claims 15 year old Devon Moore was encouraged to kill three Fayette police officers after playing the video game "Grand Theft Auto."
Attorneys for two of the families of the slain officers have filed a 57-page, $600 million lawsuit against Wal-Mart, Sony, Game Stop video game stores and Take 2 Interactive. The lawsuit alleges that a video game created and distributed by these companies trained and motivated 18-year-old Devon Moore to kill three Fayette police officers in 2003. An attorney for one of the families, Jack Thompson, said Moore acted out Grand Theft Auto move by move, including grabbing Strickland's gun and shooting him and two other officers in the head. At a recent hearing leading up to his murder trial, the teenager was quoted as saying "Life is like a video game. You have to die sometime."

Now don't get me wrong, I feel for these families, I really do. I have nothing but respect for law enforcement officers and their families, which is why I feel the need to say; this is just plain stupid.
Despite the obvious fact that millions of people play violent video games every day and somehow manage NOT to go on shooting sprees Mr. thompson and his clients have decided that the makers and distributors of GTA are responsible for the murders, not the young hooligan who actually murdered them. Give Thompson points for realizing that there's more money in filing a civil case against Wal-Mart rather than a poor teenager from Jasper, Alabama. That's a lawyer for you.
Thompson has somehow convinced these families to enrich him by taking on a lawsuit with little chance of winning and even less chance of seeing justice done for the three officers killed. If, by some miracle, Thompson can find a judge and jury incompetent enough to find Wal-Mart, Sony, and Take-2 culpable for the deaths of the officers, then how can the killer be found responsible? The civil case undermines the criminal case against the man/boy who did the actual shooting. Thompson's goal is to prove that Moore suffered from "decreased capacity for reasoning" as a result of playing GTA "day after day." Sounds like a fancy way of saying "Not guilty by reason of temporary insanity."
That's exactly what will happen if Thompson has his way- he'll collect an obscene fee and a killer will walk free. Everybody wins!

Moore's attorneys have already taken up Thompson's battle cry. On the same day the civil case was filed, Moore's attorney called the makers of GTA "evil-doers" and cited a Harvard University study which found that adults process violent games in the front of their brain, where they can tell the difference between fantasy and reality, while adolescents process the games in the mid and rear sections of the brain, which are dominated by emotions.
No word as of yet on which part of the brain processes ACTUAL murderous behavior, but its probably the same area that controls greed in lawyers.

Take Two issued a statement expressing the company's deepest sympathy for the slain officers' families, but denied that there is any link between the Grand Theft Auto game and real murder.
Shock! You mean cartoon violence isn't to blame for all of society's ills? I'll be damned. I guess after seeing Elmer Fudd shoot Daffy Duck in the face a million times, I just thought that was how people normally interacted. Who knew?
I wonder why officer Strickland didn't just tie the barrel of the gun that Moore was pointing at him into a knot.

Either Thompson has neglected to tell his clients that this civil case will most definitely hurt the criminal case, or they, like Thompson, have decided that monetary gain is more appealing than seeing justice done.

So where do we go from here? Can people sue Pac-Man if they're fat? Can we sue Super Mario Bros. if we bump our heads a lot? I've got video game related thumb discomfort, where's my $600 million?

Friday, February 18, 2005

The History of Republicans and African Americans

This is not an original writing of mine. Instead, this comes from National Review Online. Written by Deroy Murdock, a Black commentator for National Review. I am posting this because, as part of the VRWNZC, it is my duty to inform folks of the reality of history and recent events.

February 18, 2005, 7:37 a.m.
Grand Old Party
Blacks might be surprised to compare Republican history with the Democrats’.

Today marks the 90th anniversary of a very special White House ceremony. President Woodrow Wilson hosted his Cabinet and the entire U.S. Supreme Court for a screening of D. W. Griffith's racist masterpiece, Birth of a Nation. The executive mansion's first film presentation depicted, according to Griffith, the Ku Klux Klan's heroic, post-Civil War struggle against the menace of emancipated blacks, portrayed by white actors in black face. As black civil-rights leader W.E.B. DuBois explained: In Griffith's 1915 motion picture, "The freed man was represented either as an ignorant fool, a vicious rapist, a venal or unscrupulous politician, or a faithful idiot."
Thumbs up, Wilson exclaimed. The film "is like writing history with lightning," he remarked, adding, "it is all so terribly true."

This vignette — recently recounted in Ken Burns's PBS documentary, Unforgivable Blackness — was neither the first nor last time a prominent Democrat plunged a hot knife in black America's collective back. Each February, Black History Month recalls Democrat Harry Truman's 1948 desegregation of the armed forces and Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson's signature on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the greatest black legislative victory since Republican Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery in 1863. This annual commemoration, however, largely overlooks the many milestones Republicans and blacks have achieved together by overcoming reactionary Democrats.

The House Policy Committee's 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar offers 365 examples of GOP support for women, blacks, and other minorities, often over Democratic objections. Among its highlights:
"To stop the Democrats' pro-slavery agenda, anti-slavery activists founded the Republican party, starting with a few dozen men and women in Ripon, Wisconsin on March 20, 1854," the calendar notes. "Democratic opposition to Republican efforts to protect the civil rights of all Americans lasted not only throughout Reconstruction, but well into the 20th century. In the south, those Democrats who most bitterly opposed equality for blacks founded the Ku Klux Klan, which operated as the party's terrorist wing."
Contemporary partisan hyperbole? Consider this 1866 comment from Governor Oliver Morton (R., Ind.), who is immortalized in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall: "Every one who shoots down Negroes in the streets, burns Negro school-houses and meeting-houses, and murders women and children by the light of their own flaming dwellings, calls himself a Democrat," Morton said. "Every New York rioter in 1863 who burned up little children in colored asylums, who robbed, ravished, and murdered indiscriminately in the midst of a blazing city for three days and nights, calls himself a Democrat."
White supremacists worked club in hand with Democrats for decades:
May 22, 1856: Two years after the Grand Old party's birth, U.S. Senator Charles Sumner (R., Mass.) rose to decry pro-slavery Democrats. Congressman Preston Brooks (D., S.C.) responded by grabbing a stick and beating Sumner unconscious in the Senate chamber. Disabled, Sumner could not resume his duties for three years.
July 30, 1866: New Orleans's Democratic government ordered police to raid an integrated GOP meeting, killing 40 people and injuring 150.
September 28, 1868: Democrats in Opelousas, Louisiana killed nearly 300 blacks who tried to foil an assault on a Republican newspaper editor.
October 7, 1868: Republicans criticized Democrats' national slogan: "This is a white man's country: Let white men rule."
April 20, 1871: The GOP Congress adopted the Ku Klux Klan Act, banning the pro-Democrat domestic terrorist group.
October 18, 1871: GOP President Ulysses S. Grant dispatched federal troops to quell Klan violence in South Carolina.
September 14, 1874: Racist white Democrats stormed Louisiana's statehouse to oust GOP Governor William Kellogg's racially integrated administration; 27 are killed.
August 17, 1937: Republicans opposed Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Supreme Court nominee, U.S. Senator Hugo Black (D., Al.), a former Klansman who defended Klansmen against race-murder charges.
February 2005: The Democrats' Klan-coddling today is embodied by KKK alumnus Robert Byrd, West Virginia's logorrheic U.S. senator and, having served since January 3, 1959, that body's dean. Thirteen years earlier, Byrd wrote this to the KKK's Imperial Wizard: "The Klan is needed today as never before and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd led Senate Democrats as late as December 1988. On March 4, 2001, Byrd told Fox News's Tony Snow: "There are white niggers. I've seen a lot of white niggers in my time; I'm going to use that word." National Democrats never have arranged a primary challenge against or otherwise pressed this one-time cross-burner to get lost.
Contrast the KKKozy Democrats with the GOP. When former Klansman David Duke ran for Louisiana governor in 1991 as a Republican, national GOP officials scorned him. Local Republicans endorsed incumbent Democrat Edwin Edwards, despite his ethical baggage. As one Republican-created bumper sticker pleaded: "Vote for the crook: It's important!"
Republicans also have supported legislation favorable to blacks, often against intense Democratic headwinds:

In 1865, Congressional Republicans unanimously backed the 13th Amendment, which made slavery unconstitutional. Among Democrats, 63 percent of senators and 78 percent of House members voted: "No."

In 1866, 94 percent of GOP senators and 96 percent of GOP House members approved the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing all Americans equal protection of the law. Every congressional Democrat voted: "No."

February 28, 1871: The GOP Congress passed the Enforcement Act, giving black voters federal protection.

February 8, 1894: Democratic President Grover Cleveland and a Democratic Congress repealed the GOP's Enforcement Act, denying black voters federal protection.

January 26, 1922: The U.S. House adopted Rep. Leonidas Dyer's (R., Mo.) bill making lynching a federal crime. Filibustering Senate Democrats killed the measure.

May 17, 1954: As chief justice, former three-term governor Earl Warren (R., Calif.) led the U.S. Supreme Court's desegregation of government schools via the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. GOP President Dwight Eisenhower's Justice Department argued for Topeka, Kansas's black school children. Democrat John W. Davis, who lost a presidential bid to incumbent Republican Calvin Coolidge in 1924, defended "separate but equal" classrooms.

September 24, 1957: Eisenhower deployed the 82nd Airborne Division to desegregate Little Rock's government schools over the strenuous resistance of Governor Orval Faubus (D., Ark.).
May 6, 1960: Eisenhower signs the GOP's 1960 Civil Rights Act after it survived a five-day, five-hour filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats.

July 2, 1964: Democratic President Johnson signed the 1964 Civil Rights Act after former Klansman Robert Byrd's 14-hour filibuster and the votes of 22 other Senate Democrats (including Tennessee's Al Gore, Sr.) failed to scuttle the measure. Illinois Republican Everett Dirksen rallied 26 GOP senators and 44 Democrats to invoke cloture and allow the bill's passage. According to John Fonte in the January 9, 2003, National Review, 82 percent of Republicans so voted, versus only 66 percent of Democrats.

True, Senator Barry Goldwater (R., Ariz.) opposed this bill the very year he became the GOP's presidential standard-bearer. However, Goldwater supported the 1957 and 1960 Civil Rights Acts and called for integrating Arizona's National Guard two years before Truman desegregated the military. Goldwater feared the 1964 Act would limit freedom of association in the private sector, a controversial but principled libertarian objection rooted in the First Amendment rather than racial hatred.

June 29, 1982: President Ronald Reagan signed a 25-year extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The Republican party also is the home of numerous "firsts." Among them:

Until 1935, every black federal legislator was Republican. America's first black U.S. Representative, South Carolina's Joseph Rainey, and our first black senator, Mississippi's Hiram Revels, both reached Capitol Hill in 1870. On December 9, 1872, Louisiana Republican Pinckney Benton Stewart "P.B.S." Pinchback became America's first black governor.

August 8, 1878: GOP supply-siders may hate to admit it, but America's first black Collector of Internal Revenue was former U.S. Rep. James Rapier (R., Ala.).

October 16, 1901: GOP President Theodore Roosevelt invited to the White House as its first black dinner guest Republican educator Booker T. Washington. The pro-Democrat Richmond Times newspaper warned that consequently, "White women may receive attentions from Negro men." As Toni Marshall wrote in the November 9, 1995, Washington Times, when Roosevelt sought reelection in 1904, Democrats produced a button that showed their presidential nominee, Alton Parker, beside a white couple while Roosevelt posed with a white bride and black groom. The button read: "The Choice Is Yours."

GOP presidents Gerald Ford in 1975 and Ronald Reagan in 1982 promoted Daniel James and Roscoe Robinson to become, respectively, the Air Force's and Army's first black four-star generals.

November 2, 1983: President Reagan established Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday as a national holiday, the first such honor for a black American.

President Reagan named Colin Powell America's first black national-security adviser while GOP President George W. Bush appointed him our first black secretary of state.

President G.W. Bush named Condoleezza Rice America's first black female NSC chief, then our second (consecutive) black secretary of State. Just last month, one-time Klansman Robert Byrd and other Senate Democrats stalled Rice's confirmation for a week. Amid unanimous GOP support, 12 Democrats and Vermont Independent James Jeffords opposed Rice — the most "No" votes for a State designee since 14 senators frowned on Henry Clay in 1825.

"The first Republican I knew was my father, and he is still the Republican I most admire," Rice has said. "He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I."

"We started our party with the express intent of protecting the American people from the Democrats' pro-slavery policies that expressly made people inferior to the state," wrote Rep. Christopher Cox (R., Calif.), who authorized the calendar last year as House Policy chairman. "Today, the animating spirit of the Republican Party is exactly the same as it was then: free people, free minds, free markets, free expression, and unlimited opportunity."

"Leading the organized opposition to these ideas 150 years ago, just as today, was the Democratic Party," Cox continued. "Then, just as now, their hallmarks were politically correct speech; a preference for government control over individual initiative...and an insistence on seeing people as members of groups rather than as individuals."

But what about racial preferences? The GOP's embrace of color-neutral policies parallels Martin Luther King's dream of racial equality over racial scale tipping. "The constitutional amendments that the Republican party supported after the Civil War did not advance preferences by race," Cox told me. "They made government view every person as an individual, not as a member of a racial group."

Alas, even as Republicans promote work over welfare, educational choice, and personal retirement accounts, all of which would empower blacks, some 90 percent of blacks vote Democrat as reflexively as knees kick when tapped with rubber mallets. After inspecting the Democrats' handiwork — e.g. the tar pit that is public assistance, the Dresden that is the ghetto school system, and the pyramid scheme that is Social Security (which robs too many blacks who die before recouping their "investment") — black Americans should ask Democrats: "Yesterday's gone. What have you done for us lately?"

— New York commentator Deroy Murdock is an advisory board member of Project 21, a Washington-based network of black free-market advocates.

My mistake on his position with National Review. I apologize.

Hopefully, some of you reading this have learned something new.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Excerpt From New Story I Am Writing.

Good afternoon. Among other things, I, DSDunlap, also write stories... none as yet published. I want to share an excerpt from a new one I'm working on now. There is no title for the story as yet.

Here we go.....

Berlin, Germany 22 June 2010 0947

As the dust rises over the street, a lone soldier crawls back toward his comrades. The sillhouette of the Brandenburg Gate is barely visible in the background, and the sound of shellfire rumbles in the distance. It is a scene right out of Dante's Inferno, with putrefying corpses and dying men moaning for help, water, or simply to be put out of their misery.

As he makes his way back to his position, his only thought is "What would grandfather think of this irony...?" The irony of him crawling back to his comrades, some of whom are Russians. Crawling through the same rubble-strewn streets where his grandfather and the grandfathers of his buddies were trying to kill each other more than six decades ago.

Finally, he makes it back to friendly lines. As he slithers back into the crater, he is greeted with thickly accented German. "What did you find out?" the Russian asks.

"My Arabic isn't all that good," he explains, "but it seems like they're going to try again."

"Well, we'd better get ready. Those goat-fuckers won't be coming with Christmas presents, that's certain."

As the Russian, Zhukolevsky by name, looks out through infrared binoculars, he sees the slowly approaching mass of enemy soldiers. Silently, he signals down the line for everyone to wait for the order to fire. Looking again, he sees a large, terrifying shape looming behind the approaching enemy. He instantly recognizes it as a BT-71, an Islamic Imperial battle tank.

"Here, Klaus, take a look!" Zhukolevsky orders.

The German takes a look, and then mutters something extremely uncomplimentary in German. His blood freezes for a moment, but he soon regains his composure. "Well," Klaus answers, "there's nothing for it but to kill it."

"With what?!" Zhukolevsky interrogates heatedly. "We have no antitank weapons!"

"Give me three grenades and a couple of shoelaces. I'll kill it or die trying."

Having gotten the grenades, he carefully laces one shoelace around the grenades, and then takes the other and laces it through the pin loops and around his left hand. Klaus then disappears into the haze.

Zhukolevsky waits until the first line of enemy infantry emerges from the dust cloud. Two seconds later, he yells, "FIRE!"

As he and his platoon open up, screams of surprise and pain emerge from the attacking infantry. Moments later, the tank fires, and immediately six of his platoon are blasted into eternity. A second shot falls short. So short, in fact, that it sends several Islamofascists to "meet Allah."

The tank turret hatch opens as the tank commander looks to see what went wrong. Seeing his chance, Klaus dashes out from his hiding place and springs atop the turret. He grabs the commander's head and slams it onto the steel surface. In one swift motion he pulls on the shoelace and yanks out the pins on the grenades. He drops them in, shoves the unconscious man in, and kicks the hatch shut as he leaps away. Seconds later, they explode, killing everyone inside and causing a fire inside the tank. The steel beast rumbles to a halt, leaving the supporting infantry to die in a storm of bullets.

The attack halted, klause emerges from the smoke, reaches the trench, and falls in exhausted. As the others celebrate, Klaus looks around. Suddenly, the celebrating ceases. Zhukolevsky looks again, and sees three more BT-71s.

"They're coming again!" he shouts.

This time he has no recourse, and he says a short prayer. He is certaint that Death comes for them all. Steeling himself for the inevitable, he gives the order for a suicide attack. Quietly, each soldire prays and then loads up for a final charge.

While they ready themselves, the roar of jet engines drowns out all else. In the sky above, all see the outlines of two monstrous-looking aircraft. As they fly over, explosions fill the scene in front of the defenders. They all hunker down below the lip of the crater trench as the blast waves clear the air. When they look up again, they can see three tanks burning. A wall of fire engulfs howling men and creaking metal.

Scanning the sky, Klaus recognizes the savior aircraft. "Varthogs!" he proclaims as they fly away. "The Amerikaners!"

The radio crackles,"Thought you might need some help down there." The voices are British, but the markings on the aircraft were clearly American.

"We thought you were Americans," Zhukolevsky proclaims.

"We just got these in this morning and didn't have time to re-mark them."

"Your name, please."

"Flight Captain Ronald Wareham, Royal Air Force. Edward Longshanks Squadron."

"Major Vladimir Zhukolevsky, Eighth Platoon, Special Guards Regiment, Euro-Russian Army."

"Well, Major, we'd best be off. Good luck."

End of Excerpt.

So, what do ya think?