Christopher Coates Testifies Today…Black Panthers and Race Discrimination at DOJ

Politico reports, but expect silence from the MSM…

A Justice Department prosecutor, defying his superiors by testifying at a U.S. Civil Rights Commission hearing Friday into the department’s handling of a voter-intimidation case against a fringe African American militant group, blasted “senior political appointees” at Justice for “gutting” the case.

In his opening testimony, prosecutor Christopher Coates also suggested he was working against a dominant Justice Department culture which discouraged enforcement of civil rights laws in a “race-neutral” way that would protect whites as well as blacks.

He said the division had been pressured by civil rights groups not to bring cases against white defendants. “Many of these groups act… as special interest lobbies for racial and ethnic minorities and demand not equal treatment but enforcement of the Voting Rights Act only for racial and language minorities,” Coates said.

“He appears here at great personal risk to himself. I’d like to than Mr. Coates for his courage in appearing today,” Commission Chairman Gerald Reynolds said.

Coates said his view that some in the Civil Rights Division were hostile to enforcing voting rights laws against minorities was reinforced by his experience pursuing a Mississippi case filed in 2005.

“Opposition within the voting section was widespread to taking actions under the Voting Rights Act on behalf of white voters in Noxubee County, Mississippi,” he said. “A Voting Section career attorney informed me that he was opposed to bringing voting rights cases against African American defendants…until we reached the day when the socio-economic status of blacks in Mississippi was the same as the socio-economic status of whites living there.”


Coates said a senior Civil Rights Division official also ordered him to stop asking job Justice Department job candidates if they would be willing to work on cases against minorities who violated equal-protection laws as well as cases filed against whites.

Here are his opening remarks.


Bring in the Clowns

“There ought to be clowns. Don’t bother…they’re here.”

Breaking:The Recession Has Ended

Breaking: The Recession Has Ended.

Yesterday I took Sherman (the faux Shih-tsu) to the Vet. When we travel, the dogs stay at a very restrictive kennel…one that requires so many inoculations one would think it was located out in the Bush somewhere. Mr. F grumbles that our hotel rates are often less than what he (in his words) is “shelling out” for the dogs. Mr. F. says he travels internationally all the time, and these dogs have a more impressive “shot record” than he does. Mr. F. opines if Obamacare covered veterinary visits, he’d switch parties.

Whatever. I don’t care. They have activities over there and I can sign them up for individual play-time. Mr. F. says he wants to see video of the playtime. Let me just add here… I do not always fully appreciate Mr. F.’s wit or cynicism.


There was an issue yesterday about toe-nail trimming. Since just last month, “we” (specifically Mr F.) had spent about $600 on a “well-doggie” visit…and now another almost $200 more was projected, and since Mr. F. has increased his muttering on this topic…I declined the toe trimming. ( I am a very obedient and cooperative wife) But at the desk, I was told the toe-trimming had mistakenly been done. Oh dear. Papers were shuffled, the Vet came out to say the toe-trimming was free, and I added as a conciliatory comment, ” I’m just trying to be careful. We all have to watch these things these days.” To which, one of the employees added, “Oh, Mrs F. didn’t you hear? The Recession is over. It was announced this morning on all the news channels.”

Silence followed..


The whole waiting room broke into loud spontaneous guffaws. Good hearty long laughter. Then some older guy with a cat muttered some profanity linked with Obama’s name and the moment ended. I paid my bill and left.

A little vignette from a blue union city in the heartland.

Honestly, this administration, this government is so ham-handed. I mean, even if you are hard-core DEM, come on….who can stomach such an announcement “The Recession is over.” when no one can sell a house and about 10% of us are out of work. Can’t this administration just tell their brainy panel to stifle themselves…slip the note under Obama’s door? Do they know how this sounds to the rest of us great Unwashed out here? Do they understand this is now a nation of sound-bites and headline readers? Such is the sword by which Obama won the election , and it is now the sword cutting him off at the knees….slashing what’s left of his credibility. People assume that The One We Have Been Waiting For…is telling the people without government or public union jobs that happy days are here again for us.

There was, methinks, an undertone of anger and disgust at the Vets yesterday. The clerical workers behind the desk were not snorting because they think Hope and Change is working for them.

Oh wait…maybe Obama is still on one of his Recovery Summer vacations…and didn’t get the memo about the Great Economic Reveal.

The Recession Has Ended.

Did they expect to have cheering mobs gather in Time Square…women being commandeered by sailors for victory kisses? There must be a category BELOW “out of touch with the people”…Obama and his minions have seemingly boarded up the windows in the Ivory Tower, and are now just bellowing through their MSM megaphones the official Pap the Messiah demands we believe.

The Recession has ended.

Praise Obama and pass a few more Pink slips.

The Priests and Pundits from the Faculty Lounge have spoken.

And these are the Intellectual Elites mocking the inferior, common rabble over whom they currently hold sway?

The Recession Has Ended.

Ended months ago.

Remind me to tell Mr. F. to stop grumbling about the Vet bills.

Another Possible Prom Date…

“There’s No More Molly”

A question for Obama here.

And Obama Lectures Us?

A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat
without any inconvenience to themselves.
Absolutely No Profiling! Pause a moment, reflect back, and take the following multiple choice test.
These events are actual events from history. They really happened! Do you remember?

1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by:
a. Superman
b. Jay Leno
c. Harry Potter
d. A Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40

2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by:
a. Olga Corbett
b. Sitting Bull
c. Arnold Schwarzenegger
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by:
a. Lost Norwegians
b. Elvis
c. A tour bus full of 80-year-old women
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

4. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were kidnapped in Lebanon by:
a. John Dillinger
b. The King of Sweden
c. The Boy Scouts
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up by:
a. A pizza delivery boy
b. Pee Wee Herman
c. Geraldo Rivera
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a 70 year old American passenger was
murdered and thrown overboard in his wheelchair by:
a. The Smurfs
b. Davey Jones
c. The Little Mermaid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was
murdered by:
a. Captain Kidd
b. Charles Lindberg
c. Mother Teresa
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

8. In 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by:
a. Scooby Doo
b. The Tooth Fairy
c. The Sundance Kid
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time by:
a. Richard Simmons
b. Grandma Moses
c. Michael Jordan
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed by:
a. Mr. Rogers
b. Hillary Clinton, to distract attention from Wild Bill’s women problems
c. The World Wrestling Federation
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used as missiles to take out the World Trade
Centers and of the remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the other was diverted and
crashed by the passengers. Thousands of people were killed by:
a. Bugs Bunny, Wiley E. Coyote, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd
b. The Supreme Court of Florida
c. Mr Bean
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan against:
a. Enron
b. The Lutheran Church
c. The NFL
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered by:
a. Bonnie and Clyde
b. Captain Kangaroo
c. Billy Graham
d. Muslim male extremists mostly between the ages of 17 and 40

14. And now we can add: In 2009, 31 people wounded and 13 American Soldiers murdered on base at
Fort Hood by a Major that was known as…
a: You guessed it – A Muslim male extremist between the age of 17 and 40.

No, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify profiling, do you? So, to ensure we Americans never offend anyone, particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport security screeners will no longer be allowed to profile certain people. They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women, little kids, airline pilots with proper identification, secret agents who are members of the President’s security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips, and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but leave Muslim Males between the ages 17 and 40 alone lest they be guilty of profiling.

Let’s send this to as many people as we can so that the Nancy Pelosis, Gloria Aldreds and other dunderheaded attorneys along with Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel ashamed of themselves – if they have any such sense.

We can not allow the socialist transformation being brought on by the current administration to continue. Look at what it has done to Europe. We all must stand together before it’s too late and everything America stands for is lost.”

End of email.

(Hmmmm…and Americans need to be lectured about one Fool in Florida threatening to burn a Koran. Maybe President Apology-Tour ought to start lecturing Muslim countries on THEIR problems.)