Mentally Ill Kid Blames Others For His Affliction.

Wired News: Star Wars Kid Files Lawsuit

The parents of the infamous “Star Wars Kid” are suing classmates who posted a humiliating video of their son on the Net, according to Canada’s Globe and Mail.

Quebec teenager Ghyslian Raza was the target of worldwide mockery when a private video he made of himself practicing his lightsaber moves was uploaded to the Net by kids at his school.

Ghyslain was so teased about the video, he dropped out of school and finished the semester at a children’s psychiatric ward, according to a lawsuit filed in the Raza’s hometown of Trois-Rivières, Quebec.

The suit suggests that the ordeal may cause Ghyslain to be labeled as “mentally ill,” and the stigma could make it difficult for him to enroll in school or get a job, and may force him to change his name.

Obviously if an incident of humiliation caused him to have to be checked in to the wacko ward of the local hospital, he is incapable of functioning in the real world and will have to be institutionalized for the remainder of his life.

After all, if he is turned down for a date, he is likely to go on a killing spree. This incident is only a warning sign.

Cops Fail To Kiss Student Athlete’s Ass. ACLU On The Case.

This story was on the front page of my local paper, showing how great things are in Oregon. Things must be great, to waste paper on this story.

Corvallis police defend race report

At 6-foot-2 and 317 pounds, David Lose looks the part of a lineman on Oregon State University’s football team.

Lose said, he was stopped by police while riding his bicycle at night without a light. The officer explained the violation to him, but his tone seemed to carry a threat.

I see, the hick townie cop was insufficiently deferential to the BMOC football player. Didn’t he realize Lose’s importance?

Lose, who is Tongan, said the dark color of his skin has made him a target of police harassment. He’s been pulled over so many times by officers in the past four years that he decided to stop driving. Encounters with police often escalate to verbal arguments, he said.

It couldn’t have anything to do with Lose’s attitude could it?

I have lived all over the world and I can tell you that American cops are the least racist and have the best attitudes toward others of any police I have dealt with.

Go anywhere in South America, Africa or Asia and mouth off to a cop, then tell me what their reactions were. After you get out of the hospital, of course.

I live about 6 miles from Corvallis. I have had dealings with Corvallis cops. I have worked with Corvallis cops. They are very patient and long-suffering with the various self-important personalities they deal with at OSU.

I think what we have here is a loud-mouthed, puffed up college athlete of no particular talent. (I haven’t previously heard of him and nothing comes up on google.) He is not deferred to by the local cops and he feels that he is not being treated with the respect and adulation that he deserves as an athlete.

The ACLU is so bereft of cases of actual discrimination that they have to try to gin some up by massaging statistics. Would the ACLU go to bat for a White that was treated badly by a “person of color”? Hasn’t happened yet.

I ‘feel” that the main targets of the ACLU are “white” people and institutions. Shouldn’t they be required to keep records of who they talk to, what color they are and carry tape recorders in order to insure they are not speaking in any way that is insufficiently deferential.

The Nevada Supreme Court Again

The fix was in

I had lunch with a retired Nevada judge back on July 1. He told me the reason Kenny Guinn and Richard Perkins and that double-dipping professor Dina Titus and the rest of the big-spending gang had been so intransigent — not even willing to accept the $760 million tax hike Minority Leader Lynn Hettrick foolishly offered as a compromise, just a hair shy of the $860 million they were seeking — was: “The fix is in. Guinn went to (Justice Bob) Rose and (Justice Miriam) Shearing on the Supreme Court some time ago and got their agreement that they’ll impose the tax hikes. (Justice Deborah) Agosti is wavering, but it’ll probably be 6-to-1.”

This should surprise no one, evidently the Justices of the Nevada Supreme Court don’t think much of the First Amendment either.

reviewjournal.com — News: Letter demands newspaper retract statements

The Review-Journal received a letter Friday demanding that the newspaper retract statements made in an opinion column about three Nevada Supreme Court justices.

Seems the Justices don’t like to have their decisions questioned by a free press. This being Nevada I’ll give you 3 – 7 that they find a way to establish a religion too.

Link from Instapundit.

The Washington Post, The Democrat’s Loyal Partner.

GOP’s Power Play

Nearly 10 years after winning control of the House by vowing a fairer and more open Congress, Republicans have tossed aside many of the institutional reforms they promised, increasingly employing hard-nosed tactics they decried a decade ago, according to numerous lawmakers and scholars.

And just who are these unnamed “lawmaker and scholars”? Lawmakers, I can understand. They are Democrats, of course, otherwise the lead paragraph would reference REPUBLICAN lawmakers so as to make the Republicans appear even worse.

But “scholars”? What the hell do “scholars” have to do with the way Congress operates?

If you look at the academic landscape you will notice that in most “scholars” worlds, minorities must be treated with extra respect and even admiration, not for any achievement, but for their skin color. Free speech on campuses is a joke. At Cal Poly, one student is being threatened with expulsion because he tried to post a notice of a talk by a black conservative. Definitely not someone who merits free speech protection.

Democrats are staging protests over what they call unfair treatment, hoping to build a political campaign around it — much as Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), Hastert and DeLay did when they spearheaded their party’s 1994 takeover of the House after 40 years of Democratic control.

Republicans have “shut out the minority, shut ’em down and shut ’em up,” Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said. “It could end up hurting them” as it hurt Democrats a decade ago, he said. “We will develop a theme around that.”

With the Democrat’s ability to have the “mainstream” press cover their every little complaint, while questioning every Republican statement, it will probably start to gain traction.

As the Democrats have shown in their criticism of the Iraq war, if you can get the press to repeat something often enough, even if it flies in the face of the facts, people will start to believe.

And Who Is John Deutch?

Deutch Sees Consequences in Failed Search for Arms (washingtonpost.com)

Former CIA director John M. Deutch told Congress yesterday that failure to find chemical or biological weapons in Iraq would represent “an intelligence failure . . . of massive proportions.”

The only identification of Mr, Deutch in this story is as a “Former CIA director”. Nowhere does it identify him as a CIA Director under President Clinton. He was Director from 1995 to 1996. Did the CIA believe there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq at that time?

Why, yes they did.

Would those facts be germane to the story?

Why, yes they would.

But the story couldn’t be as easily spun against Bush.