A morning’s miscellany at Drudge

You have to hand it to Matt Drudge, he does a good job of covering a range of issues. Today we have, among many things, this:

(CNN) — This week in Germantown, Maryland, it took less than a minute for a flash mob of teenagers to descend on a 7-Eleven, ransack shelves and make off with hundreds of dollars worth of stuff.

The story has a still shot from a security tape showing that the mob invading the store is, of course, black. The CNN story goes on at great length about the spreading flash mob phenomenon and the inability of police to stop it. Yet it never indicates that these flash mobs, which either raid retail stores and strip them of their goods, or assault white pedestrians, knocking them to the ground and repeatedly hitting them, are black. It would be like writing an article about the people who sacked Rome in 410 and never mentioning that they were Visigoths. If historians followed the conventions of 21st century news media, every history of ancient Rome would be changed to say that in the year 410 Rome was sacked by a large group of “people.”

Here’s another video, from NBC Washington, showing a mob of people invading a convenience store. The manager, an Indian, says that this has happened repeatedly in the last week and as a result he may have to close his store at night.

Then there’s an item from the Washington Times reporting that the administration will stop deporting illegal aliens if they “meet certain criteria, such as attending school, having family in the military or having primary responsible for other family members’ care.” The way the NYT sums it up is that the administration will “suspend deportation proceedings against many illegal immigrants who pose no threat to national security or public safety.” Wow! It’s not enough to have illegally entered the U.S. to get kicked out of the U.S. Now you only get kicked out of the U.S. if you illegally entered the U.S. and you pose a threat to national security or public safety. If that’s the case, why not just eliminate all laws relating to immigration and the removal of illegal aliens? That in effect is what the administration has done, since it’s only some criminal activity in addition to violating the immigration laws of the U.S. that will get you deported.

Further, according to a story at Breitbart, the administration will not merely suspend deportation proceedings against these individuals, but will allow them to apply for work permits.

And, just by the by, what will tough-talking, patriotic, pro-military Rick (“The U.S. and Mexico ‘compose one region’ which should have the same health-care policies”) Perry have to say against the administration’s de facto legalization of illegal aliens?

Moving on, there’s the Palestinian rocket and terror attacks on Israel from Gaza that killed eight Israelis, and the Israeli response in which “Israeli aircraft killed the terror masterminds behind the multipronged offensive that targeted a bus, civilian cars and IDF soldiers near Eilat.”

Then there’s a column at WND by Patrick Buchanan on a particularly acute dilemma for President Obama: given blacks’ disproportionate reliance on government subsidies and government jobs, anything he does to cut deficit/debt will disproportionally affect blacks, leading his own base to rise up against him.

There’s much, much more. It’s an interesting world.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 19, 2011 09:44 AM | Send

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