libera voce/libera mente

"free voice, free mind"

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Anyone Speak German?

American flag with swastika
SALEM, NEW HAMPSHIRE - A Maine couple are accused of tying up their 19-year-old daughter, throwing her in their car, and driving her out of state to get an abortion so she would not have a child by her black boyfriend.

The boyfriend, Reme Johnson, is currently serving a six-month sentence for theft in the Androscoggin County jail.

Earlier Tuesday, the sheriff in Cumberland County, Maine, said Katelyn KAMPF told him her parents were upset about the pregnancy because the baby's father was black. The KAMPFS --Nicholas, 54, and Lola, 53--are white.

Katelyn told him Monday her mother "was pretty irate at the fact that the child's father was black, and she had made a number of disparaging remarks about that," he said.

Katelyn Kampf escaped Friday at a Salem shopping center and called police, who arrested her parents. The Kampfs apparently were taking their daughter to New York to get her an abortion there.

Johnson was a self-styled hiphop artist who went by the name Young Merk. He performed in recent years at several locations in the Portland area.

From an Associated Press article by Katharine Webster appearing September 20, 2006

(consider the meaning of "Kampf" in German and its place in the title of an infamous work by a 20th-century German leader)

Monday, September 18, 2006

Women Didn't Belong At Naval Academy

female plebe, U.S. Naval Academy
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA Sept. 13 -- In the Washingtonian magazine article, "Women Can't Fight" written 27 years ago, the ex-Marine James Webb, now running for Virginia Senator as a Democrat, wrote of the brutal conditions during the Vietnam War and argued against letting women into combat.

Republican Sen. Allen's campaign, fighting for a second term, zeroed in on a passage where his opponent said that he had never met a woman he "would trust to provide . . . combat leadership."

In his article, Webb argued women cannot physically endure combat training and military-style hazing. He also raised concerns about fraternization. "Men fight better without women around," said Webb, who later went on to become an Assistant Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Navy under Reagan.

Webb's campaign responded aggressively to his opponent's charge, accusing Allen of opposing the admission of women to the Virginia Military Institute.

Allen has been on the defensive for a month, responding to criticism after calling a young Webb volunteer "Macaca" and fighting old charges of racial insensitivity.

Female midshipmen blame Webb's essay for much of the ill will they encountered when they first entered the Naval Academy.

Dan Proulx, a member of the academy's Class of 1982, said in a later interview that early classes of women were harassed but that he didn't think Webb's article fueled the problem: "I would say it reflected more the time and spirit of times and the debate than it caused anything."

In his statement, Webb said that his article was written "during a time of great emotional debate . . . in this country." He said he is "completely comfortable" with the role of women in the military today, which he helped achieve by increasing opportunities for women while he was Secretary of the Navy under Reagan.

Webb spokeswoman Kristian Denny Todd said Allen was trying to smear Webb because the Democrat has been gaining in recent polls. "This is all they have, this kind of thing," she said. "It makes sense they would go in this direction."

From an article © 2006 The Washington Post Company by Michael D. Shear and Tim Craig appearing Thursday, September 14, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Where's the Mugshot?

cheerleader
To prove her loyalty to the Sisterhood, Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, Virginia) correspondent Alicia Wotring shows the perfect way to whitewash news reports of female sexual misconduct.

In her recent article "Ousted Cheerleader Coach Disputes Accusations" her Feminist manipulation begins with the headline which should read instead: "Local Cheerleader Coach Serves Alcohol at High School Party and Gives Lap Dance to Man". We don't discover these accusations until the very last line on the front page so bogged down are we in the poor lady's denials.

We know the ride we're in for when she leads off with:
"The Page County School Board dismissed a varsity cheerleading coach on accusations the coach says are unfounded."
When they don't give the gender-specific pronoun where called for, you know it's a story about a woman accused.

If this were an article about a man misbehaving sexually his mugshot would be prominently displayed to remind us all of the horrors visited on society by every male. Entire emphasis would be on the accusation, his denial given last-paragraph dismissal.

With the Sisterhood in charge you'd think this article's about the accused's hyperventilated denials instead of a high school coach degrading the morals of our youth.