Black Pittsburgh Judge Rejects Plea Deal For “White Boy”

Pic of Judge Joseph Williams via Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

What the heck???

MSNBC is reporting this:

A black judge from western Pennsylvania rejected a plea agreement for a man accused of fighting with police during a traffic stop, saying it was “a ridiculous plea that only goes to white boys.”

The plea agreement was for a sentence of three months probation. Allegheny County Judge Joseph Williams said on Tuesday that a black defendant in that situation would not have been treated as leniently.

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Williams later recused himself from the case, and a white judge accepted the plea agreement for 24-year-old Jeffery McGowan.

The defendant, who had no criminal record, agreed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct. He had faced charges including aggravated assault.

Can you imagine if the tables were turned, and it was a white judge saying, “black boy”, or something similar? The hue and cry would be deafening.

Meanwhile Rasmussen reports:

Perceptions about the state of black-white relations in America have fallen dramatically since the summer of 2009.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 36% of voters now say relations between blacks and whites are getting better. That’s down from 62% in July of last year at the height of the controversy involving a black Harvard professor and a white policeman.

Yeah, no kidding. I wonder why that could possibly be?

Hat tip: KMBZ’s Darla Jaye on Facebook

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Raese Pulls Further Ahead In WV, Manchin Throws Hail Mary

Rasmussen, this morning reports:

Republican John Raese now holds a six-point lead on Democratic Governor Joe Manchin in West Virginia’s shockingly competitive U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in West Virginia finds Raese with 50% support, while the state’s highly popular governor earns just 44% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided.

These findings now move this race from a Toss-Up to Leans GOP in the Rasmussen Reports Election Senate Balance of Power rankings.

What can Manchin do to rally WV voters to his side?

Jim Geraghty: Joe Manchin Suddenly Decides to Sue the Obama Administration

Wow. How much does West Virginia Senate candidate Joe Manchin have to distance himself from the Obama administration? This much:

Gov. Joe Manchin has scheduled a press conference Wednesday morning where he is expected to announce that the state is filing suit against the federal government over the Obama administration’s crackdown on mountaintop removal coal mining.

Obama has a 29% approval rating in WV, just so you know.

Poll Shows 11%21% Of Obama Voters Don’t Remember Voting For Him

An interesting psychological phenomenon is happening to some  people who voted for Obama.

According to The Hill, who conducted the poll, with ANGA:

Two-thirds of voters in key battleground districts will be thinking about President Obama when they choose their next member of Congress, according to a 2010 midterm election poll from The Hill and ANGA.The poll surveyed likely voters in 12 competitive congressional districts held by first-term Democratic lawmakers who came into office with the president in 2008.

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“All politics is local, but not all voting,” said pollster Mark Penn of Penn Schoen Berland, which conducted the poll.

“I think, without question, people view this as a national election,” Penn said. “The strongest thing working against the administration today is the number of people dissatisfied with the economy and the government and who are willing to take their votes and vote on a national basis rather than on the merits of the individual candidate.”

One telling finding is that only 42 percent of respondents said they recalled voting for Obama in 2008 even though the president received, on average, 53 percent of the vote in those districts.

Pollsters said that finding could indicate voter remorse, which may reflect a major drop in enthusiasm for the president. Another explanation may be that many of those who supported Obama in 2008 are unlikely to vote this year.

I think the finding reveals the human brain has a biological mechanism to block unwanted memories.

Research has shown that “people are capable of repeatedly blocking thoughts of experiences they don’t want to remember until they can no longer retrieve the memory, even if they want to”.

If I had voted for Obama, I’d be so embarrassed and ashamed, I’d probably block it from my memory, too.

Another possibility?, (via Lash3 on Twitter):

Trauma induced amnesia

UPDATE:

Okay, another explanation I should have thought of:

Keith Arnold Says:
October, 6, 2010

Still another possibility? You’d need an exhumation order or a ouija board to find out who the dead voted for, and whether they remember it. I understand Obama’s polling among the dead was quite high, even outside Chicago.

CORRECTION:

Daniel Blatt at Gay Patriot (and commenter, JeffreyQuick)  inform me I’m wrong in my math…it’s even worse than we thought:

11% of American voters don’t remember voting for Obama, but if we look at Obama voters, we divide that 11 (53 minus 42) by 53 to get 20.75.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

Linked by AoSHQ in Top Headlines, Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and  Say Anything Blog, thanks!

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Media Research Center Begins Campaign To Challenge Lib Media To Tell The Truth

Desperate times call for desperate measures…

With less than a month to go until the election, The Media Research Center has begun a campaign to shame the MSM into being honest in its reporting.

At Gateway Pundit, Lady Liberty reports:

Four billboard trucks encircle ABC, CBS, NBC and The New York Times on Friday bearing the message on the sides of the trucks, “Stop The Liberal Bias, Tell The Truth!” On the back of the trucks the message is “Honk If You Don’t Believe The Liberal Media!”. The trucks will continue to circle these buildings for eight hours every weekday for the next four weeks as part of a campaign run by the Media Research Center, a watchdog group that analyzes the media for liberal bias.
http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=hdSUVrvkvk

CNSNews reports:

Similar trucks also are operating in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, passing the offices of the broadcast networks, the Washington Post, CNN, the Newseum, the National Press Club and Politico, and ads about the campaign are running on numerous Web sites and on conservative talk radio programs.

L. Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center (MRC), the parent organization of CNSNews.com, said the goal of this 2010 “Tell the Truth!” campaign “is simple: to force the liberals in the media to stop pushing an agenda and just tell the truth.”

The “liberal media news networks” need to report the facts about “massive growth in government and its control over our lives, and about spending, deficits and debt,” he told CNSNews.com. “They also need to tell the truth about the efforts to turn our country into a European-style Socialist state.”

Read more At Gateway Pundit.

The MSM could start by reporting on the Communist/Socialist/Marxist groups that were out in full force at the One Nation rally, Saturday, and how they trashed the mall, instead of totally whitewashing the event.