Blacks can’t be racist, Part XLVII:

From the ChicagoTribune.com:

Mayor: New high school won’t be named after President Obama

by John Byrne, Juan Perez Jr and Dana Ferguson

Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed off Thursday from naming a new elite high school after President Barack Obama amid ongoing criticism from African-Americans who felt the honor inappropriate for a school slated for a wealthy, predominantly white part of the Near North Side.

Instead of naming the new school after his former boss, the mayor indicated he would consider other names for the selective enrollment high school set to be built near the site of the former Cabrini-Green public housing project just northwest of downtown.

Excuse me for a moment.  I generally don’t know crap about Chicago, but I happen to know about the Cabrini-Green public housing projects in that city.

And the former Cabrini-Green projects were the toilet of Chicago.  From Wikipedia:

At its peak, Cabrini–Green was home to 15,000 people,[2] living in mid- and high-rise apartment buildings totaling 3607 units. Over the years, gang violence and neglect created terrible living conditions for the residents, and the name “Cabrini–Green” became synonymous with the problems associated with public housing in the United States. The last of the buildings in Cabrini–Green was demolished in March 2011.[3]

Cabrini_greenTo the point that Chicago had to physically blow up the buildings and take them down.

To continue:

Powerful far South Side Ald. Carrie Austin, who represents part of the Roseland neighborhood where Obama worked as a community organizer before getting into politics, said she told Emanuel shortly after the announcement that the name was a problem given where it would be built.

“If they’re going to name a school after President Obama they should put it somewhere else,” Austin said Thursday. “Either in Roseland, where he got his start, or in the Hyde Park area, where he lived and has a home. To put it (on the near North Side), that just doesn’t look right.”

It wouldn’t “look right.”

Translated: the new area was too “gentrified”with Caucasoids and wasn’t sufficiently “ghetto” in order to honor the name and “strife” of Barack Hussein Obaka.

Mayor Emanuel caved.

“He backed off on the name,” Austin said. “To his credit, he heard what we were saying and he listened and took it to heart.”

But here’s the black political Crux of the Biscuit in Chicago:

The name change comes as Emanuel tries to win back faltering support from African-American voters heading into the February 2015 municipal elections. Mayoral opponent Ald. Robert Fioretti launched his campaign against Emanuel last week by charging that the mayor’s policies have benefited wealthy Chicagoans while leaving working class residents behind.

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis, who is weighing a mayoral run, has been critical of Emanuel’s school policies as well, also saying they favor the wealthy at the expense of poorer residents.

Karen Lewis.  This Karen Lewis?  The “harpooned whale” Karen Lewis (at least she’s eating well courtesy of her dues-paying blue collar teachers)?  I submit that the phrase “weighing a mayoral run” is quite the poor choice of words.

Karen-Lewis-CTU-PresidentChicago teachers strike: want a 16% wage increase

CTU President Karen Lewis laughs about lying to parents, turning students into ‘hostages’

Yes.  That would be one and the same.

Yes.  Demanding that a school not be named after the first black president because the area isn’t “sufficiently black.”

Perfect.

BZ

 

Boots on the ground against ISIS?

Check this out:

General Martin E. Dempsey, Charmain of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responds to Senator Lindsay Graham in a senate hearing.

Question: will Obama actually commit to boots on the ground again in the Middle East?

Yes?  No?  He has in fact ordered boots on the ground, but not with regard to ISIS.  Instead, with regard to Ebola.  A laudable idea; expose our 3,000 warriors to a disease with a 90% fatality rate.

Boots on the ground?

His generals say so.  He says no.  Mr Obama is quite insistent about this.

Hello?  (taps microphone)

BZ

 

BZ on Twitter

BZ On TwitterBZ is now on Twitter.

Sort of.  At least I figured out how to reclaim my once-hijacked password, for the time being.  I subscribed in 2009 but had my password hacked about 2.35 seconds later and, with that, cast Twitter aside.  I was uninterested.  My place on Twitter languished for a good five years.

I have, this week, re-upped with Twitter and found myself ablast with persons wishing to follow me and asking me to follow them.  This was a literal digital tsunami the likes of which I was unprepared to handle.

I can see how one could devote their entire lives to Twitter.  There is just so much information crashing about.  But I will not be doing that.  I will be accessing Twitter when it serves me or my agenda.  Can’t be more honest than that.

Now I have to figure out how to put it on my “smart” phone.  Which, frankly, is infinitely smarter than me.

I am: @BZep

Take it away, Twitter.

BZ

 

CDC to America: get ready for Ebola

From the WashingtonExaminer.com:

CDC issues Ebola checklist: ‘Now is the time to prepare’

by Paul Bedard

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warning hospitals and doctors that “now is the time to prepare,” has issued a six-page Ebola “checklist” to help healthcare workers quickly determine if patients are infected.

While the CDC does not believe that there are new cases of Ebola in the United States, the assumption in the checklist is that it is only a matter of time before the virus hits home.

Please note the last words of the above paragraph: “before the virus hits home.”  Meaning: the United States of America.

ZMapp_Treated_US_Patients_WideThe virus was already “mailed home,” so to speak, when two Americans with Ebola were flown back from West African nations to US hospitals for treatment; they have both recovered after treatments with ZMapp.

The following is also of note in re Ebola:

-The US State Department has ordered 160,000 hazmat suits;
-The US State Department has ordered 5,000 body bags;
-Obama wants to send 3,000 US soldiers to Africa to fight the Ebola breakout;

Ebola is, in fact, only one aircraft ride away from the United States.

N95 masks, anyone?

BZ