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Special guest columnist report: Hispanic Single Moms

By Special Guest Columnist Craig J. Cantoni

The lamestream media told you:
Single Moms are an increasing part of America's demographic, and although many struggle financially, they are just as capable of raising healthy children as married couples. More federal aid money for single-Mom day-care centers and other uses is sorely needed in tremendous quantities.

The Uninvited Ombudsman's good friend and fellow author Craig Cantoni notes however that:

The statistics are difficult to find in the establishment media, even though they have tremendous implications for society, the economy, K-12 education, America's competitiveness, and your family's financial future.

I found the statistics in the Autumn edition of City Journal magazine, in the following article by Heather Mac Donald: "Hispanic family values? Runaway illegitimacy is creating a new U.S. underclass."

The article compares birth statistics for Hispanics to birth statistics for other races:

Out-of-Wedlock Births

Hispanics = 45%
Non-Hispanic Whites = 24%
Asians = 15%
Blacks = 68%

Teen Births

Mexican Americans = 93 per 1,000 births
Non-Hispanic Whites = 27 per 1,000
Asians = 17 per 1,000
Blacks = 65 per 1,000
(Note: For an international comparison, Japan has 3.9 and Italy has 6.9 teen births per 1,000.)

Hispanic Birthrate

- Three times higher than Non-Hispanic Whites and Asians
- One-and-one-half times higher than Blacks

By 2050, one in four Americans will be Hispanic. This demographic trend, coupled with the statistics above, will have a huge negative impact on crime rates, poverty rates, dropout rates, and test scores. How do I know? Because it is a fact that teen births and out-of-wedlock births are primary causes of such social pathologies, although it is considered gauche and politically incorrect to say so. [35 percent of single-parent families live in poverty, versus only eight percent of families headed by married parents. --WSJ]

Continue reading "Special guest columnist report: Hispanic Single Moms" »

Special guest columnist report: Anticipated Democratic Breakthroughs

By Special Guest Columnist Craig J. Cantoni

Gas prices to drop to $1.25

Hallelujah! Now that Democrats have taken control of the House and Senate, we can expect:

- Gas prices to drop to $1.25, because Republicans will no longer be able to feather the nest of Big Oil with obscene profits.

- Cars to run on hydrogen, corn syrup and refried beans, because Republicans will no longer be able to control the laws of physics.

- The wage gap to become nonexistent, because differences in intelligence, drive, determination, personal responsibility, and common sense will be outlawed.

- Unemployment to drop to zero when the minimum wage is increased to $22.35 per hour, because the demand for labor increases when the cost of labor increases, and not the reverse, as ignorant, mean-spirited Republicans had stupidly claimed. [Note: As a wonderful side effect, with minimum wages at nearly $1,000 a week, everyone will get rich and poverty will be eliminated!]

Continue reading "Special guest columnist report: Anticipated Democratic Breakthroughs" »

Followup: Craig Cantoni and the Police (2)

Special Guest Correspondent Charlie Cutshaw responds to Craig Cantoni's remarks about idolizing police officers who kill themselves while breaking the law: click here.

Darfur Gun Controls

The lamestream media told you:
The genocide of unarmed victims in Darfur is unfathomably bad, but no one has acted to stop it, the U.N. has failed to issue any meaningful sanctions against the openly racist Islamist dictatorship in Khartoum perpetrating it, or to even call it a genocide.

More than two million people have been brutally murdered so far, many by "Janjaweed" Arab militias acting for the dictatorship, with its support. The dead are largely black Christian and Animist Africans in the southern part of the country, though black Muslims, considered inferior by the ruling clique, have fallen as well.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
The current Notre Dame Law Review (Vol. 81, No. 4) points out that national gun-control statutes for the Darfur victims effectively prevent self defense. A permit applicant must be over 30 years old, have specified social and economic status, and be physically examined by a doctor. A handgun owner can legally purchase only 15 rounds of ammunition a year, hardly enough to gain any level of proficiency. Violation of the gun control laws include severe penalties, ranging up to execution by the government.

In contrast, the dictatorship conducting the genocide supplies its Janjaweed proxy army of Arab militants with more guns than they can carry, including machine guns. It then supports attacks on defenseless villagers with aerial bombardment, to soften them up prior to ground assault.

Written by David B. Kopel, Paul Gallant and Joanne D. Eisen, the extensively researched article, "Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right?" breaks new ground on the rights of mass-slaughter victims to act against their government in their own defense. It was largely ignored by the lamestream media. The international community essentially tolerates or even facilitates genocide through squabbling, inaction and feckless sanctions that save no lives. Read the abstract here.

They conclude that although smuggling arms to a population facing genocide would undoubtedly violate gun-control laws of the genocidal state, acting to prevent such arms transfers would make a state or other entity complicit in the genocide, in direct violation of the official Genocide Convention of 1948, current U.N. protocols and binding international law.

Freshman Congressmen "Trained"

The lamestream media told you:
Freshman congressmen, just elected, are eagerly traveling to Washington to attend orientation classes for the new officials.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
No news has leaked out about what they teach these people. Who is "they" who does the teaching anyhow?

Who sets the agenda? Is this underframe of government something we should be informed about? No matter who gets elected, some bureaucratic underpinning runs the show, based on what exactly? Don't the reporters know, or care to ask? Can one of us mere citizens sit in and observe, or is it too secret to divulge?

Do the new legislators have to read the Constitution they've been elected to uphold? Are they tested to demonstrate an adequate understanding of it? Wouldn't you like to see their grades?

Are they reminded of their oath and consequences for violating it? Do they get a lecture about the limits of their specifically delegated powers?

Maybe they're just told how to use their franking (free postage) privilege, the hours for the free gym, the locations of the cloak rooms (a code name for their free bars), record-keeping for their travel and expense allowances, what to expect from lobbyists, and how to use the other services we taxpayers provide for them.

When they learn the rules that keep Congress running the way it always does, is any hope for fundamental change quashed? "That's not the way we do things here, sir," said the bureaucrat to his new temporary boss.

Judiciary Committee Stacked

The lamestream media told you:
Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:
Senate Democrats have already made their committee assignments and stacked the gun-policy Judiciary Committee with the bottom of the anti-gun barrel -- Leahy, Kennedy, Schumer, Feinstein, Durbin, Biden, Feingold, Kohl, Cardin, and Whitehouse. Republicans still control the committee's business for the next week or two. Standard Democrat gun-policy positions (arsenal licenses, ending gun shows, gun bans, ammo bans, etc.) were reported in my eblast posted here.

YES! It's Counterintuitive Man! No?

Korwin's new super-hero alter-ego, Counterintuitive Man, says:

The secret new multi-plan for elections is working swell!

The public is getting disgusted with the process, lowering the number of votes!

New voting equipment is so faulty and untraceable more and more people don't trust it at all!

Results now take weeks instead of one day, disgusting even die-hard voters!

The ballots have gotten so long people vote by closing their eyes, or voting all "No," or leaving a lot of the choices blank, watering down the result!

More than a third of the public casts votes by mail, so they don't even know (or care) if their vote was delivered!

Early voting is getting popular, which means people can vote for someone who, on election day, is dead, indicted, under investigation, in prison, or off the ballot (like Mark Foley), wasting their vote with no recourse, helping to reduce the validity of voting! (nationally 14% in 2000, 22% in 2004; 100% in Oregon; -The Economist)

The candidates are all selected by the power elite, so no matter who wins, the only thing that changes is who gets fat! "Here comes the new boss, same as the old boss!"

Yes, in the effort to deconstruct America, entrench socialist values, eliminate the successful hegemony of the White Man, and move toward collectivism to crush freedom and drub the rights of pesky individuals -- for the common good of course -- the multi-plan for elections is working swell, no?

Counterintuitive Man says: It's not Left v. Right, it's the State v. You.

Followup: Craig Cantoni and the Police

On Craig Cantoni's article about the police officer idolized for days as a hero, after killing himself while breaking traffic laws --

According to reliable talk leaking out of the fallen officer's Tempe Police Dept., motorcycle cops routinely avoided traffic by ignoring barricades at the construction site, and illegally used the closed highway ramp where the officer was recently killed. The officer was going full tilt when he hit construction equipment that had been recently moved there, sending him flying more than 150 feet to his self-inflicted death.

The equipment was gear for the controversial highly tax-subsidized light rail system being built, and may be the first reported light-rail death.

Lamestream reports have not followed up on this news, leaving intact the impression that he was a hero. One former policeman, upon reading about the incident, asked to be removed from Page Nine postings. Others commended the candid coverage on this media-fueled unspoken travesty that intrinsically says government agents' lives are worth more than yours.

Special guest columnist report: Perspectives on Government, Then and Now

Personal friend and first-rate writer and columnist Craig Cantoni has been turning out Page-Nine worthy articles for years, and with his permission, the Uninvited Ombudsman will be running some of his best. Why is government so messed up? Craig knows.


By Craig J. Cantoni

Presidents
Then: "Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." --George Washington

Now: "We have a responsibility that when somebody hurts, government has got to move." --George W. Bush, 2003

The Nanny State
Then: "It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error." --Justice Robert Jackson, United States Supreme Court, 1954 (American Communications Association v. Douds)

Now: The secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation scolds a rock star for driving with her infant on her lap. A warning tag on my wife's hair dryer reads, "Do not use while bathing."

Comedy
Then: "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the acts." --Will Rogers

Now: PBS affiliate KAET-TV in Phoenix thanks the Arizona Department of Transportation for being one of its "Small Business Partners."

Continue reading "Special guest columnist report: Perspectives on Government, Then and Now" »

Left Bias Pronounced

The lamestream media told you:
Political reporter Mary Jo Pitzl had a front-page story about a typographical error on a ballot for the Nov. election. The error was associated with a ballot proposition to increase the tax on cigarettes by 80 cents per pack. Because of the typo, the ballot refers to the increase as ".80 cent/pack," or less than a penny.

The Uninvited Ombudsman's good friend Craig Cantoni notes however that:
Pitzl began her story with typical left-wing bias, but has not been disciplined:

"Early-childhood-education and health programs on next month's ballot could lose millions of dollars if a misplaced decimal point is interpreted technically."

Pitzl could have written the following if she wanted to demonstrate a right-leaning bias instead of a left-leaning one:

"Smokers will not be forced to pay millions in taxes for the education and health care of other people's children if a misplaced decimal point is interpreted technically."

Or to be unbiased, she could have written: "Proposition 203 will generate millions of dollars less than intended if a misplaced decimal point is interpreted technically."

But what do I know? I never attended journalism school. --CC

[This sort of news bias has become so common -- presuming that a government handout is the "right" of people who get it, and that people who work, earn the money, and are forced to hand it over don't count -- that news organizations won't even entertain criticism on the subject, or run letters pointing it out. For many readers, the slant that "government is your nanny and is always right" flies over their heads, and the propaganda aspect is simply absorbed. The news media continues to rapidly evolve into one of the greatest threats to freedom we face.]

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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