Ben Carson Files: All The Racist People Edition

Ben Carson graduateI have not been a Ben Carson fan, but I am quickly becoming one. I’m a sucker for anyone unjustly under fire. As soon as he hit the top of the heap the entire Journolist-ic collective clutched their pearls and went in for an kill. Amid the hyperventilating and body-punches that were thrown, Boston’s own Kyle Cheney landed one on the jaw on Friday with a now-corrected story that Carson had fabricated his story about getting an invitation to attend West Point and an offer of scholarship support.

According to Carson, he didn’t fabricate anything. And I personally believe him. It’s a verifiable fact that Carson held the top ROTC post in Detroit during his senior year in high school. It’s a verifiable fact that he met General Westmoreland during an ROTC event that year. It’s a verifiable fact that he was also introduced to ROTC higher ups during his tenure. Whether or not those people offered to recommend him to West Point (which they could do) or said he’d get a free ride is not a matter of public record. It’s a matter of personal record. It’s Carson’s own personal experience, something the privileged white boys running the online political tabloids were perfectly willing to afford Shaun King. I’m just saying.

Earlier in the week CNN had the temerity to throw some shade on Carson over his personal experience growing up as a poor, frustrated black boy in Detroit in the Civil Rights era. They went to Detroit and interviewed a bunch of folks, using the interviews to questioned his poverty. Hell, they even questioned his own reports of how he felt and what he did in his own darkest, private moments. They have loved referring to “his violent past” while simultaneously denouncing it. It’s been a veritable glee-fest over there among those well-educated white people at CNN. They even breathlessly announced that Carson stated he gave made up names to his alleged victims, which is standard practice in memoirs. That’s why “names have been changed to protect…” is a well known phrase in the English language. Duh.

The most hilarious aspect of this witch hunt is that these roped-dopes have let fly the most ridiculous Carson story reported this week: The Pyramid Theory Story. I mean, I’m no archaeologist, anthropologist, or even Egyptologist. I don’t know WTF the pyramids were built for, nor do I care. But I do know that the fact that mummified corpses were found inside them suggests their use was funereal.

This story almost had some traction. No less than Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar used it in his exposé for Time magazine titled Ben Carson is Terrible for Black People. This article is an embarrassment of riches and I encourage you to read it all. Who knew that Lew was such a raging ignoramus? I mean, in the very next paragraph after he says “but we should never forget that pseudo-science was used to prove blacks were physically and mentally inferior to whites and to justify slavery” he complains about Carson being a Climate Change denier. Italics mine. Anybody? Bueller? I mean, energy, what’s it good for?

This is such a change from how they treated Barack Obama, whose college transcripts are classified material to this very day. I mean, no one even looked up the public record to see if his mama actually got food stamps while she was living with his highly paid grandma. His pastor? Pffffffffffffffffffft. Fagetaboutit. His choom-smoking, cocaine snorting past? The stuff worthy of cover up until he was safely elected. Twice. Any attempt to discuss any of these matters for the last 8 years? RAAAAAAYCIST.  Meanwhile, these attacks on Carson are fine, and commenters on these articles are saying things like “surgeons are just mechanics for the body” or that college standards must have dropped, because how else could an idiot like Carson graduate? The spectacle of racism and privilege coming from the  left these days is cringe-worthy.

I don’t know how it could become any more evident to free-thinking people of all races that these jokers in the media are running a race game to the benefit of Democrats. Ben Carson is fighting back, and fiercely. Then again, with friends like these, who needs enemies? I do wish Carson would get a bit edgier in his response though, and ask these lily white journalists who the fuck they think they are to question the experience of a black man from Detroit. Without the fuck of course, because that would be uncharacteristic.🙂

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155 Responses to Ben Carson Files: All The Racist People Edition

  1. Dora says:

    I defended Dr. Carson against the media too, but it seems to have been a distraction. Here is the real deal! His support of this treaty is unacceptable to me.

    Whoa – Carson Supports Obama Trade – Aligns Position With Establishment GOPe (Jeb, Rubio, Fiorina, Kasich, Christie)…

    Wow. Reset the Polls, This is YUGE !!

    Candidate Ben Carson’s support for Obama Trade (TPP) is a massive divergence from most conservatives and now puts him in direct opposition to Donald Trump.

    • swanspirit says:

      Yes, I don’t understand his thinking on the TPP, and it isn’t a small thing,
      but I wouldn’t count him out just yet.

      But I think Ben Carson is getting some traction in the African American community, and that cannot be allowed by the DemRats, because, first, they aren’t really sure of getting out the black vote like they were for Barack Hussein, and second, even losing the smallest percentage of the black vote would be devastating for them.
      Having Ben Carson as a presidential candidate has real meaning and no matter how the DemRats try to spin it, he represents diversity, and a real sea change in American politics, just as Obama did; because he represents a continuation of diversity, and not just a one off.

      I think it might even bother Hussein that Carson is stealing a bit of his “historical thunder”
      I think that is why they are going after his genuine American black experience, and attempting to invalidate it.
      Goddess knows they tried to sell Hussein as a typical black child, and an “exotic” at the same time, depending on which side of their mouths they were talking out of at the time.

      I think the DemRats had better be careful this time with race baiting Ben Carson. he has been a beloved and respected member of the Black community for a very long time. He is no johnny come lately to the scene. He didn’t get to be the speaker at that prayer breakfast by winning a lottery, or drawing straws.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Polls are showing Hillary losing women voters to Carson also, so between the GOPe and Dems, he must be destroyed !

        • DandyTIger says:

          Ouch, that must hurt. Yeah, both sides want him destroyed. I hope he can handle the incoming, because it’s not going to stop.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Carson really needs to take a page from Trump’s playbook, “That’s a stupid question, next….”🙂

            Fox has been playing the clip from Carson’s presser last night where he turned on the media “where was this kind of vetting and scrutiny for Obama?”

          • Damn it, DT! I just got that song out of my head after a week after I rewatched Magnolia.

        • swanspirit says:

          With Carson in the race, the black community still has some “skin” in the game , and don’t think for a minute they aren’t realizing that.
          I want Carson to fight back hard! Ask the media to compare his college transcripts to Barry’s! oops!

    • 1539days says:

      I don’t expect Republicans to support protectionism, even if it would be better for workers. The interesting part for me is that the Democrats, the supposed friend of the working man, support the deal.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

    So who ordered the hit on Carson? My guess is the GOPe. Either that or Hyman Roth.

    • Somebody says:

      I think the original hit most like did come from the GOPe, trying to erode away some of Carson’s support. However, when national polls came out showing in a head to head he might beat Hillary then both sides piled on. The left simply reacted to the blood in the water.

      I personally think all of this nit picking is ridiculous. I think it’s entirely possible that Westmoreland did encourage Carson to consider West Point, most likely so did others in the ROTC. To me all of these “vetting stories” are big nothing burgers. I don’t think they’ll sway many of Carson’s supporters, unless they were on the bubble and if they were that much on the bubble they likely weren’t really Carson supporters.

      There is no doubt that Carson’s life story is inspirational, whether anyone suggested or offered West Point to him or not. Carson personifies the American dream and no amount of nit picking can take that away. Nothing will change the fact that he grew up in the ghetto in Detroit or that he became a highly successful neuro-surgeon. These attempt to sully his story I think will backfire.

      What I do think is important and worthy of ink is to look at Carson’s policy proposals. All of this nit picking about his personal story deflects attention away from his proposals. Whether or not he could have gone to West Point doesn’t make a hill of beans to any of us. However, should he be elected POTUS his ideas will impact all of us and some of his ideas are whack.

    • leslie says:

      I wonder how many people you just sent to Wiki to look up Hyman Roth(besides me, that is) ………. 😉

    • jeffhas says:

      I think Ben Carson is more GOPe than outsider (see TPP above as only one piece of evidence, amnesty is another) I believe this ‘hit’ came from the left… First of all, they’re gonna ‘hit’ any serious Repub candidate. Second, he’s black if you haven’t noticed, and the gen’ral public are starting to figure out that he’s black and not a Democrat…. And as you know, there are no blacks in the RepubliKKKan party.

  3. votermom says:

    I’m giving leftwing smear tactics a try.

    First I am going to type the words “Politico is run by secret Klan members.”

    Then I will read the words I just wrote and say “I have personally seen allegations that Politico is run by Klan members. If true, these are very serious allegations. Very serious.”

    Then I will start saying ” Politico refuses to deny serious allegations of alleged Klan sympathies.”

    Then I start calling them PolitiKKKo.

    – all I learned from the Dan Rather school of journosmearing.

  4. votermom says:

    I think the Pyramids as grain silos theory might be an Adventist thing. Joseph (of the coat of many colors) became a high official in Egypt. One of his actions was to have them store grain against future famine. Now where would they have stored the grain – pyramids.
    That’s how that theory goes I think.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    If Carson was smart enough to get into Yale and with those strong ROTC credentials, he most certainly was on the path to an academy appointment also. He knew the right people that would help him gain that Congressional nomination. There’s no doubt in my mind he would have been accepted.

    IMO, the reason he even brought it up was to show the opportunities available to young men and women who stay in school, study hard and make good decisions. He didn’t “fabricate” anything, just sharing a personal decision he made as a young man. He chose Yale and medicine.

  6. leslie says:

    I’m with you Lola…
    When Dr. Carson first announced his candidacy, I signed up for a free bumper sticker – I liked him (though not for POTUS) well enough. I also thought I’d “blow my brother’s and sister’s minds” by having it on my car. (My sis was the one who charged me with being a RAAAAAAYCIST when I supported HRC in 2008.) So I thought about being a little “in your face” with the Carson sticker.
    I never put it on my car though; it’s sitting on the shelf next to where I’m typing.
    The result of all these MSM attacks against Dr. Carson is that I’m putting it on my car today.
    I still don’t want him as POTUS, but I do want all those MSM (and GOPE and DNC) a$$hat$ to think about what they are doing – and STOP.
    Of course it could be the kiss of death to Carson, because no one – and I mean No One – to whom I’ve donated or openly demonstrated support has ever won any election. But it’s worth it to me to show some support for this gentleman who is being – dare I say – blackballed by TPTB or at least TPTWannabe.

  7. leslie says:

    “This is such a change from how they treated Barack Obama, whose college transcripts are classified material to this very day. I mean, no one even looked up the public record to see if his mama actually got food stamps while she was living with his highly paid grandma. His pastor? Pffffffffffffffffffft. Fagetaboutit. His choom-smoking, cocaine snorting past? The stuff worthy of cover up until he was safely elected. Twice. Any attempt to discuss any of these matters for the last 8 years? RAAAAAAYCIST. Meanwhile, these attacks on Carson are fine, and commenters on these articles are saying things like “surgeons are just mechanics for the body” or that college standards must have dropped, because how else could an idiot like Carson graduate? The spectacle of racism and privilege coming from the left these days is cringe-worthy.”


    (and btw: I’d love to have him say “fuck”. It would get him some of that street cred that he “lacks”.)

    • 1539days says:

      No one would die with one less lawyer in the world, especially one like Barack Obama. A doctor, however, performs a real service in any community.

    • I’d also love him to say fuck. I swear it would cinch the deal for me, and I’d find a way to vote twice for him. LOL But his faithful supporters? Could you imagine? My cousin is like that, and sometimes publicly asks people to stop cursing on Facebook because his (adult) children are on Facebook. So Carson better just stick with “hell”.

  8. 1539days says:

    I listened to Hannity yesterday and a number of people called in about appointments to military academies. One guy said he was trying to get into West Point in the 1970’s because his family could’t afford college. They became extremely interested in him when they found out that he was a lightweight wrestler, something they needed at the time. Apparently, he was even going to get a Senator from another state to nominate him if necessary. Basically, this guy told Hannity that a Black man in 1969 with Ben Carson’s credentials would have been worth considerable effort by administrators to get him in.

    • leslie says:

      When my brother tried to obtain an appointment to the West Point, the congressman at the time said he hadn’t heard of my family (we were poor – couldn’t contribute to his campaigns) and so that appointment was given to another, actively involved in D politics. (He went to a state college and then enlisted. He retired as Lt Col. a few years ago)

  9. helenk3 says:

    what part don’t you understand, there are BLACKS then there are blacks? Dr Carson is just black. that makes his accomplishments null and void. Think about the difference, one mother dumps the kid on grandma, the other does all in her power tho make sure her kids learn too read. One is white but only goes for wealthy black men, the other cleans toilets to put food on the table for her kids. One by example taught her kids to leech off people, the other by her example taught her kid to save lives.
    Funny how the media goes after successful black people like Dr Carson, Herman Caine, Alan West those who worked for what they have and are not democrats but worship those who race bait like al sharpton, jesse jackson and backtrack l. Wonder why that is? Seems a little racist to me but that is just my opinion.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Isn’t it funny it was always the Dems having problems with conservative black men and women(Mia Love was defeated her first try for Congress, nailed it the second time!). Where do the slurs about porch monkeys and oreo cookies originate? Yep, Dems. Conservative blacks of faith and family upsets their neat little plantation voting bloc. Caine, West and Carson all rose up from the ghettos to become wildly successful and role models for all young people of any color. Hard work, passion and perseverance is not in the Dem platform. Free sh*t is.

  10. helenk3 says:

    politicos disinformation of the day.

    this politico just punched itself in the nose

  11. DeniseVB says:

    I stole this comment from Sara at MOTUS because she hit the nail on the head with our media problems. It was in response to Michelle Obama giving that “I was a poor black girl from Chicago….” schtick she’s been giving the past 8 years on the stump and at official events, most recently in Qatar. Great rant….

    It’s hard to be more embarrassed of her butt I am. 🙄 Really mooooch? Your teachers told you that you wouldn’t amount to anything because you were black…on the south side of Chicago? How about we stop looking at the minutiae in Dr. Carson’s life from 45 years ago and start fact checking the one who lying today!?!? She used her black privilege to cash out of two Ivy League schools, gets jobs where connections not skill kept her employed and rides the crooked coat tails of her husband/beard into the highest office in the land. With this job she can put her kids in private schools and use tax payer money to find Ivy League schools for her girls to attend and travel the globe to tell everyone what a crappy life she has! And don’t forget about the 5 to 7 vacays she takes every year also on the tax payer’s dime.

    • leslie says:

      She also stopped the poor (mostly AA) in the ‘hood from receiving emergency care in the UofChicago hospital by re-writing the emergency department regs so they would be shipped to other – poorly funded and poorly staffed hospitals – some more than 30 minutes away.
      You know, they didn’t want to miss payments as well as having”poor black folk” seen in the waiting rooms…
      Who knows how many lives were lost due to that hospital rule. And it continued for many years until just recently.

    • helenk3 says:

      Her daddy was a ward leader in Chicago. believe me she was not hurting for anything when she was a kid. Even then she lived off other people’s money

      • mothy67 says:

        She also got into Brown? Princeton? as a legacy. Her brother played football there.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Princeton. Her thesis was sealed until after the ’08 election which proved she was an angry black woman and over the years with nips, tucks, hair and cosmetic magic, turning into an angry white woman.😉

  12. DandyTIger says:

    I’m wondering how hard Trump will continue to hit Carson. He’s piling on to some of this for obvious reasons, Carson has been winning in some polls. But once Trump feels back on top, let’s see if he switches tactics and seems back on his side.

  13. Dora says:

    Since it is such an important issue, I hope that in Tuesday’s debate, all the candidates are asked whether or not they support (TPP). And then in the following debate, they should be asked again and see if they all give the same answer!

    Here comes The Donald! 🙂

    Poll: Trump opens up 5-point lead on Carson

    • Somebody says:

      Carson is indeed a gifted surgeon; but I think once you’ve had a lobotomy the damage can’t be repaired, Piers is simply shit out of luck.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Ben’s a hottie, he can come near any part of my body anytime😛

      Is this the same Piers who got fired and the UK didn’t want him back? heh.

  14. DeniseVB says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      Et tu PJmedia? Sounds like GOPe spin and the responses are worth the read.

      • 1539days says:

        Hot Air was ready to drop the hammer on Carson. Then they had to back track when the truth came out. Then, they used the weak sauce “but West Point doesn’t technically have scholarships” excuse. I think their next story is why Marco Rubio is made of awesome.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Another gem from Politicrap with appropriate comments, LOL !

    • 1539days says:

      What bullshit. Keystone will still be built, except now it will end at Canada’s west coast where China will buy the same amount of oil the US would have and sell it back to us as plastic parts.

    • helenk3 says:

      Warren Buffit and the BNSF made record profits this quarter

      • DeniseVB says:

        See, this is the appeal of Trump, nobody’s buying or owning him. Buffet has paid handsomely to make the DC winds blow his way. Obama just saved him billions in lost choo-choo profits, be looking for donations to his library and the Obama Global Foundation of SJW. Mark my words.

    • leslie says:

      One of the funniest responses I read was, “Oh look Obama’s KING OF THE WORLD!!!”

  16. swanspirit says:

    And now for something completely different :
    Found on FB..

    After every flight, UPS pilots fill out a form, called a “gripe sheet” which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.

    Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humor. Here are actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots (“P”) and solutions recorded (“S”) by maintenance engineers:

    P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
    S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

    P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
    S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

    P: Something loose in cockpit
    S: Something tightened in cockpit

    P: Dead bugs on windshield.
    S: Live bugs on back-order.

    P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent
    S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

    P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
    S: Evidence removed.

    P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
    S: DME volume set to more believable level.

    P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
    S: That’s what friction locks are for.

    P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
    S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

    P: Suspected crack in windshield.
    S: Suspect you’re right.

    P: Number 3 engine missing.
    S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

    P: Aircraft handles funny.
    S: Aircraft warned to: straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

    P: Target radar hums.
    S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

    P: Mouse in cockpit.
    S: Cat installed.

    P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
    S: Took hammer away from midget

  17. driguana says:

    I’m probably what you might call a Pyramidist…if there is such a word. I have made it an integral part of my life to study and write about pyramids all over the world for many years. I have read many of the thousands of books written on the subject and grew up not far away from one of the largest earth pyramids in the world that happens to be just outside of St. Louis in Cahokia IL. While some of them may have been for funerary purposes, there is tremendous speculation about the Great Pyramid assigned to Khufu. There was never a mummy or body found inside. There is a large box assumed to be a sarcophagus but no lid. There are no hieroglyphs inside which usually accompany burials of esteemed Egyptians. The only writing found attributed o Khufu is a “graffiti” hieroglyph found close to the outside, as if Khufu did it so that history would think it was his. No one knows what the purpose of the Great Pyramid was although we were all taught it was the tomb of Khufu. There are some incredible theories about it, the one I find most fascinating is a book by an esteemed engineer, Christopher Dunn, called The Giza Power Plant…..blows Carson’s “grain silo” theory out of the water! Even more interesting is that between 5000 and 3000 years ago, pyramids were built all over the planet on every continent essentially to the same proportions and very similar in design…and most incredibly to precisions that cannot be replicated today and by people with only copper, bronze and stone tools! And yet we make fun of someone’s theory or idea and I believe Carson actually said this in 1998 at some kind of religious service. We know very little about this planet especially before the last Ice Age although many of these large artifacts seem to have some bearing to that ancient time. I watch and listen to all of this with great amusement!! And listen to all the “scholars” and “news caster” blither on about what they think they know!! It’s very amusing.

    • swanspirit says:

      I find the Pyramids fascinating as well. I like the theory that the small shafts were channels for the spirits of the Pharaohs to ascend to the heavens and take their place among the stars, but we really don’t know.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Here’s yet another use for pyramids, Vegas baby! Thousands of years from now someone’s going to stumble on the ruins of Las Vegas, which will also be a great mystery of the 21st century, and go WTF? A statue of liberty, eiffel tower, a pirate ship and the Luxor all within a few square miles of each other. These conspiracy theories just write themselves😉 (I didn’t mean you driguana, I find ancient archaeology very fascinating!)

    • blowme0bama says:

      Thank you. I know very little about any pyramids, but suspected that no one else knows anything truly meaningful about them either – that is, “popular knowledge” is largely speculation.

      I too have been mildly amused at the guffawing over Carson’s theory, reminding me again that modern man is only slightly less self-deluded than his ancestors 400 years past.

  18. lyn says:

    Again TCH has a great post and great comments.

  19. helenk3 says:

    off topic
    stolen from Marge. hope it shows

  20. AFVet says:

    This appears to be a semi-open thread.
    Here is something to watch for.
    These women were brave and great Patriots.

    • helenk3 says:

      I look forward to seeing this. These ladies inspired me when I was a kid

    • helenk3 says:

      look how long it took for these ladies to be recognized for their contribution to the war

    • lyn says:

      My hubby’s aunt (Wolf Point, MT) was a WASP, and he said she flew planes up to Alaska.

      “As part of Lend-Lease and the secret delivery of nearly 8,000 warplanes to the Soviet Union over the Alaska-Siberian air route, the WASP, along with men from the Air Transport Command (ATC), flew new planes from manufacturers throughout the United States to the staging area in Great Falls, Montana, where they were handed over to the men of the 7th Ferrying Squadron who flew them through Canada and to Fairbanks, Alaska. In Fairbanks, the planes were transferred to the Soviet pilots who then flew them across Siberia and on to the fighting fronts.”

    • lizzy says:

      Fannie Flagg did a great novel featuring the WASPS. It’s called The Last Reunion of the All Girl Filling Station.

  21. lyn says:

    The media will lose this one.

    • leslie says:

      They’re holding onto these issues for when Rubio is the nominee and running against HRC. Then they’ll use the credit card as well as other “scandals” against Rubio.

  22. mothy67 says:

    What I wonder is the attack on Carson an attemt to take the wind from Trump’s sails. I think Carson is a smart man but I cannot see him running the country. I want fire in the belly. My admiration for Trump just grows. God I would love to hear “ISIS they are losers, not nice people. We are going to destroy them. Terrible people. I am a nice guy. I went to Wharton. Kill them all. I love Mexicans.”:

  23. helenk3 says:

    OH MY tweety tingles is upset that steve kornacki for not attacking Dr Carson enough. Gee do you think he has democratic leanings?

  24. swanspirit says:
    No wonder the Pope was happy to be here, This isn’t just Louisiana. Catholic Churches all over the country are getting federal funnel money funding to assist with the invasion, I mean immigration. The link to the list is on that site. I bet he and Hussein cut a deal.

    Catholic Charities, which receive federal grants from U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, have apparently taken in two Syrian refugee families already and are expecting many more

    • helenk3 says:

      This will be a culture shock for them. They try that sharia law bs there, they will wind up in the swamps

  25. Dora says:

    Tomorrow morning.

    Sunday: Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and Kirsten Gillibrand

  26. helenk3 says:


    per hillary, refugees fleeing Syria due to climate change.

    yes I guess it does get hot when you are running from some nutcase that wants to behead you. That would cause a little sweating

    • lizzy says:

      Does it occur to her that her failed foreign policy is responsible for the massive refugee invasions. If they hadn’t destabilized Egypt, Libya and fomented civil war in Syria the problem would be ameliorated.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Holy crap. Are these the kids of slobbering babies that are the next generation? Heaven help us all.

      • Yes. I hope they don’t win this one, but they probably will. I hope our generation gets some power at some point. We will roast these weenies on the bonfires of sarcasm and mockery.

      • DandyTIger says:

        The comments give me hope though. E.g.: “my feefees are hurt! take care of me!” ; “Yale should remove all of these crybabies from campus for creating an environment that isn’t conductive to receiving an education.”

        • Yeah, but that’s probably a conservative. Conservative media has been on top of this story for a few days. I really want to know the backstory on why Yale Herald deleted it.

    • Here they are surrounding him and confronting him on campus. A large crowd of students.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Similar bigoted things towards other conservative minorities and of course conservative women ooze out of these slime pits. The extreme wing of the Dem party, the KKK, seems alive and well.

    • SHV says:

      “hey maybe that KKK thing is not that far off”
      Maybe we should label these “progressive” blogs as Neo-Racist and the Creative Class Whites that put out this garbage as Crypto-Racists, since they seem to be threatened by AAs who reject being dependent.

  27. Propertius says:

    I absolutely believe Carson on West Point. All appointments to West Point are for a full ride (subject to military service after graduation) – I got an invitation to the Point myself (I suspect most male National Merit winners did back then). I’d be shocked if a young man with Carson’s talent and achievement didn’t.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Lots of kids get “offers” from colleges that are really just invitations to apply. That’s what recruiting is. Not everyone who is recruited receives an acceptance letter. Many simply don’t apply. Others apply and get rejected.

      If I received an unsolicited invitation to apply for something (College admission, job, a loan) I would probably call it an offer. You could correctly call it a “contingent offer” because you still have to jump through some hoops.

      Pretty much all recruitment materials include mention of scholarships. Some West Point materials use that word.

  28. westcoaster says:

    what a concept- smut-free internet in public places at no charge:

  29. 1539days says:

    I forgot about SNL. Anyone watching or just waiting for the YouTube clips tomorrow?

  30. Dora says:

    Is this just a little bit much?

    Ben Carson’s house: a homage to himself – in pictures

    • Somebody says:

      What I’ve seen of Trump’s office it’s pretty much the same. It could very well be that Carson’s wife is super proud of him, maybe he had nothing to do with much of the decorations. I am curious to know the back story on the Jesus painting and I’m sure there is one, most likely a hat tip to “Gifted Hands”.

    • leslie says:

      Wow, that’s a lot of recognition on them thar walls.
      You know, my bil is a respected scholar and author and until he married my sister, there was little visible evidence of his achievements. When they became a couple my sister started framing jackets from his books, and photos, letters and invitations from honored people and organizations. She also framed his many scholarly achievements, degrees, etc. Each time she gave them as gifts and together they found lovely ways in their home to display them. Perhaps if he had won the amount of praise and honors and recognition that Dr Carson has, it might seem narcissistic or overkill. That isn’t the case. I don’t care how either man displays his achievements. I care that he (my bil and Dr Carson) continues to care about what matters in life and lives his life in ways that demonstrate that.

    • swanspirit says:

      Anyone who has worked with Ben Carson, or known him, will tell you he is one of the most genuinely modest people walking the planet. Not everyone achieves what he has in his lifetime.
      My dad was a hall of fame bowler and we had trophies and plaques and pictures all over, until my mother had a fit and said she was tired of dusting them and bought a case for them. We also had a huge scrap book of paper clippings and articles written about him . And my father was also an incredibly humble man, and a mensch.

  31. Dora says:

    Revealed Hillary Clinton’s Agreement – Swore Not To Do What She Did, Expose America’s Secrets To The World

  32. helenk3 says:

    I am so sick of this BS. some snowflake may get offended so everybody else has to conform to their ways. If like offends them that much go hide in a closet, only come out to go to the bathroom. then no one or nothing can offend you. We can get on with enjoying life.

  33. votermom says:

    I am working on setting up a new blog for book reviews from right wing fiction writers.
    I don’t have any real posts yet, but I would be grateful if you guys could have a critical look and tell me what you think? Before I let strangers see it. Suggestions welcome.
    I hope to earn a little bit from amazon referrals for kid’s college expenses.

    • helenk3 says:

      if this will help, take a look at gnooks or book bub for some ideas. also do not limit it to e-books as a lot of older books are not there. Some authors might not be “new” authors but they are new to those just finding their books.I am glad you are doing this and will be clicking in at your site. Reading is my favorite thing.

      • votermom says:

        Thanks Helen. I will check out bookbub & gnooks.And tjanks forvthe tip of not just limiting it to kindle or new authors. You’re the best!

    • I like it. Good name, good design. The only thing I would suggest is that the type in the red bar is really hard to read. Is there a way to bold it perhaps? Or use a different font?

      • votermom says:

        Yeah, that red bar is annoying – I just picked the only available patriotic pic on blogger. I should replace it. I think I can edit the text color in the meantime.
        Thanks Lola!

    • Ann says:

      Small head’s up – if you have a blogger blog, Google can shut you down at any time as they own your blog, you do not. And google has shut down many a blogging buddy of mine in the past.

      If you do not have the wherewithal to go self-hosted (The Crawdad Hole is hosted by wordpress) at the moment, save those amazon pennies and get off blogspot as soon as you can (a programmer can easily move your posts/comments or there are youtube instructions to make it easier). Buy your blog url now (bookhorde is only available in a .net, not a .com) so your blog redirects to and not That will make your life easier if you do decide to move at a later date. Even if you decide to never move off blogger, buy the url (pay for privacy, it is worth it) as it less for people to remember.

      Good luck with your new blog! As far as what you currently have: the black text against the red header is unreadable. Perhaps you would like to try white text in that area?

      Your disclaimer at the bottom is great. If you monetize each post, read up on the FTC blog disclosure laws for disclosure in each post, and in social media:

      • votermom says:

        Thank you, Ann, that’s very helpful! I know blogger blogs can get shut down – specially of they get swarmed by lefties. I am a bit worried by that. Just picked blogger as a starting point since it lets me monetize unlike I do want to move to a self-hosted blog using in the future.
        I will try to get the url now – good tip, just to have it. Thanks for checking if bookhorde is available – honestly that name just came to me today. I was thinking using “votermom” as a blog name is too weird.
        Any recs on what company to go thru to buy the url and what companies are good for hosting?
        I will bookmark that FTC link.
        Thanks again!

        • 1539days says:

          All url names go through network solutions. You can go to a place like godaddy which charges relatively low subscription rates.

          • votermom says:

            thanks days. related question – blogger now lets me enable Https on my blog, but they only support this for urls. they don’t support it for external urls (yet if ever)
            if I just buy the domain name now and poibt blogger to it, I can only use unsecured http
            i am not sure if that’s a big deal or not …

          • Ann says:

            You don’t need a https unless you plan on running a shopping cart on your site. If you only plan on running Amazon, using commission junction, linkshare, pepperjam (ebay enterprises) or another affiliate partner, https is not necessary (they are the checkout, not you).

            Buy the http and point the name (don’t forget to use a coupon for godaddy!), and I again urge you to pay up for the privacy.

            As far as a hosting company, stay away from godaddy, bluehost, HostGator (Endurance International Group is generally not looked at favorably by bloggers, although A Small Orange always gets good reviews). You are going to have as many opinions on good hosting as there are hosting companies, and it will all depend on prior experience (for instance I’ve had horrible experiences with Liquid Web and Wp-Engine which most people generally like.) Since you are just starting out, you can get decent hosting for a reasonable amount. Recognize that shared hosting while cheap, puts you at the mercy of others on your server – if they are resource (plugins) or traffic hogs, it could hurt your load time. Do site speed tests occasionally, monitor your traffic, and upload .jpgs instead of .pngs for photos to try and keep load times fast.

            If you want to email me at the email address I use here, I am happy to answer questions you may have. (I will check that email later this evening.)

        • votermom says:

          I might email you Ann. Thanks!

  34. helenk3 says:

    first it was deflated balls ,now the coin toss. The patriots do come up with some imaginative ways to win

  35. 1539days says:

    The final nail in the Politico coffin. West Point uses the word “scholarship” in their materials
    h/t Hot Air

  36. cynic says:

    Did anyone see Maddow on MTP this a.m.? She kept pounding the ‘scholarship’ word.

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