White Noise

or, Signal To Noise Irratio …

All real measurements are disturbed by noise. This includes electronic noise, but can also include external events that affect the measured phenomenon — wind, vibrations, gravitational attraction of the moon, variations of temperature, variations of humidity, etc., depending on what is measured and of the sensitivity of the device. It is often possible to reduce the noise by controlling the environment. Otherwise, when the characteristics of the noise are known and are different from the signals, it is possible to filter it or to process the signal.

Wikipedia, emphasis added

Moocher Uncle Tom attempts to fatally trip Creator Simon Legree

If you’re talking about a filter for clueless people acting on questionable data coming to specious and logically suspect conclusions, no, you can’t filter it. The only certainty right now (seemingly) is this: the presidential and general election of 2012 will take place on the First Tuesday in November, as specified in the Constitution. This year that will be next Tuesday, November 6th.  Here’s a random yowl (you know, that Blacks are racists oppressing all the oppressed White people):

Civil rights icons pump Obama in Forsyth

Lowery: Don’t think whites going to heaven
By Diane Glidewell
Monroe County [Georgia] Reporter
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 4:00 PM CDT


Two icons of the civil rights movement visited Forsyth on Saturday to campaign for the reelection of Barack Obama. Andrew Young and Rev. Dr. James Lowery spoke at St. James Baptist Church as part of a Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) tour across Georgia to encourage black voters to cast ballots for Obama…

So far, so good. But, of course, that’s just the warmup. After a couple paragraphs establishing just HOW CLOSE Lowery is to President Obama, the Monroe County Reporter lowers the boom, that the Usual Suspects can  lower the Reverse Racial Boom: the Daily Caller and the Daily Caller and Zip, the omnipresent hater of the 2012 blogosmear (surpassing even the magic eyes™ of Jim Hoft, who could only see ACTUAL CROWD NUMBERS at Tea Party events on both coasts without ever leaving St. Louis, Zip can see racist Black people in Georgia without ever leaving Massachusetts, and The Daily Caller continues to show that “civility” that Sugar Daddy Foster Friess bragged to the Washington Post about).

Here it comes  (inflected as Kirk says to Khan in Star Trek II, The Wrath of the Latter) …

The Faux Nooz™ Black Panthers® are back!

… After complimenting Forsyth [Georgia] on its good looking females, Lowery said he first met Obama when he went to hear him speak for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday in Selma, Ala.

“Most of my friends thought I was crazy; I came out early in favor of Obama,” said Lowery. “During voter rights in ’65, I never knew I’d live to see a black president??- I wasn’t surprised that night when we counted the votes. I couldn’t help but cry.”

Lowery said Obama lost Georgia by 200,000 votes in 2008 while 390,000 black folks in Georgia did not vote.

“I don’t know what kind of a n—– wouldn’t vote with a black man running,” said Lowery. “All that he did with the stimulus was genius. Nobody intelligent would risk this country with Romney.”

Lowery praised Obama’s commitment to the poor and said politicians should quit saying ‘middle class’ and go ahead and say ‘poor.’ Then he urged individuals to look at their own character and conduct.

The Black Snow™ of Utah ski commericals

“We’ve turned our backs on the faith,” said Lowery. “America is going to hell in a hand basket. We need to straighten up so God can use us.”

Lowery said that when he was a young militant, he used to say all white folks were going to hell. Then he mellowed and just said most of them were. Now, he said, he is back to where he was.

“I’m frightened by the level of hatred and bitterness coming out in this election,” said Lowery.

Forsyth Mayor John Howard, a member of St. James who opened Saturday’s program, said he was “pretty shocked” by Lowery’s comments. He said if a speaker had made the same comments about black people, he would have gotten up and left.

He said the Bible gives set instructions on how to go to heaven and it doesn’t say anything about skin color. Hearing the comments he said he looked at the face of his pastor, the Rev. Antonio Proctor, and could tell he was real shocked too. Howard said he and Proctor talked about putting a video of the event on Forsyth Cable TV but decided after his comments that it wasn’t a good idea….


And so forth.

FLASHBACK: Supposed  “black klansman” brought
forward to show that the KKK wasn’t “racist.”

As the space capsule enters the famous “radio blackout” because of the intense ionization caused by the heat of re-entry, we have entered the “sanity blackout” phase, where the only thing known is that pundits will predict, irrespective of past history or utter lack of qualifications to act as soothsayer.

This is the blackout period, in which analysis is abandoned for prediction, and the two become irrevocably intertwined. (Subject to an astonishing attack of acute convenient amnesia next Wednesday.)

Well, they rolled dice for Jesus’ robe, after all.

As such, I will only note that the Right will manfully slog on, having committed itself to Swiftboating the President of the United States over the surprise attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, and conveniently forgetting that Libya was liberated, Benghazi saved from slaughter and all without the loss of American lives.

That’s all they have left, at the end. Just the intentional killing lie, its barbs lovingly crafted by dark artificers in Vulcan’s infernal smithies.

None of them are Black, of course. That’s just the soot from Hephaestus’ forge.

Still playing the Al Qaeda card to win elections?

And the low signal to high noise ratio isn’t helping that effort, but it is clouding men’s minds, Lamont Cranston or no.

So do not ask therefore, from whence the nonsense proceeds; it proceeds from we.

La de da, as Annie Hall would say.

La de da.



A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, an honorary Texan, Clown (ditto) and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog His Vorpal Sword. This is cross-posted from his blog.


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Mr. Williams grew up in Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and New Mexico. He lived in Hollywood, California for many years. He has been published in The Washington Post, The Kansas City Star, The Santa Fe Sun, The Los Angeles Free Press, Oui Magazine, New West, and many, many more. A published novelist and a filmed screenwriter, Mr. Williams eschews the decadence of Hollywood for the simple, wholesome goodness of the plain, honest people of the land. He enjoys Luis Buñuel documentaries immensely.
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