Christopher Dorner is now cornered and trapped, holding two hostages but isn’t so trapped that he didn’t manage to kill another police officer:

One of the deputies involved in a gun battle Tuesday afternoon with fugitive former police officer Christopher Dorner has died of his wounds, law enforcement sources told The Times.

The San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy was airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to the sources.

Another deputy was also wounded in the shootout near a cabin where Dorner was believed to be holed up in the snow-covered mountains near Big Bear. His condition was not immediately known.

Great humanitarians that they are the left is reacting as you might expect:

and this:

It is amazing to read the racial component in the celebration of Dorner by the people doing so.

I’ve often said I thought it was a national disgrace that so much violence takes place in urban areas and cities don’t put the same effort to stop it.

After reading these comments and more importantly the twitter feeds of the people making them I find it amazing that any police officer would consider risking their lives for any of these people.

As I’m reading this I understand the cabin Dorner is in is now afire and the Swat team is inside. We don’t know if he has escaped, if he has burned or what the situation is. I’m hoping the hostages are OK.

This is not something to celebrate no matter what the result. Innocent people are dead and that doesn’t even cover the costs and the fear generated.

I would like to ask one question to those cheering Dorner murders on racial and or racial grievance grounds:

How does your justification of murder based on Dorner’s grievances, real or imagined, differ from the Klan’s justification of murder based on racial grievances real or imagined.

If you can’t see that and understand that, then King died for nothing.

Update: Barbarism is not acceptable and must be called out even if advanced by friends

but contrition once expressed should be acknowledged.

Let’s hope #teamdorner does the same.

John Derbyshire’s piece at Taki’s mag has become the talk of the internet.

I read Derb’s piece just before I went on the air and was frankly shocked. I thought rule 10 was one of the most provocative things I had ever read on the internet. but I thought rule 15 was in many ways worse.

I think the introduction of the piece suggests that Derbyshire is purposely hitting the concept of “The Talk” suggesting that the idea that Black Americans have to have “a talk” to warn them about white people then perhaps the reverse should be true. I find it just as offensive that Black Americans would feel the need to have “a talk” to warn their sons and daughters about me as a black American might be by Dreb’s piece.

I think all American should be offended at the concept that one American needs to beware another based on race.

As for other reactions:

Stacy McCain tweaks Rich Lowry’s response over it. I think by definition if something goes without saying, you don’t say it.

Dan Riehl has some wise words on the subject but I think Lisa Graas response hits the nail on the head.

The bravest person on the internet however seems to be Dave Weigel for this:

There’s a sort of micro-movement building to shame National Review into firing Derbyshire. Why would they? Derbyshire is saying something that many people believe but few people with word-slinging abilities know how to say: There are differences between the races, and whites should watch out for blacks. One popular Internet hobby of the moment is grabbing dumb blog comments or tweets and assembling them like a Pinterest page, to show what racists think. Derbyshire isn’t stupid and he isn’t being caught out. If someone wants to publish this, someone should.

All that said, I don’t think I’ve taken much of this column’s advice.

I strongly suspect that Dave Weigel will get a lot more flack for that paragraph then Derbyshire will for the entire piece but rather than provoking thought Derb will provoke outrage. Since this is exactly the type of thing that those playing race games with the Trayvon Martin case dream about and I would be shocked if you didn’t see the panels on every single Sunday show this weekend go long with it.

Update: Derb is out at NRO over his piece:

We never would have published it, but the main reason that people noticed it is that it is by a National Review writer. Derb is effectively using our name to get more oxygen for views with which we’d never associate ourselves otherwise. So there has to be a parting of the ways. Derb has long danced around the line on these issues, but this column is so outlandish it constitutes a kind of letter of resignation. It’s a free country, and Derb can write whatever he wants, wherever he wants. Just not in the pages of NR or NRO, or as someone associated with NR any longer.

I don’t have a problem with NRO booting Derb over this, it’s up to them to decide what views they are willing to associate themselves with, I DO however think it’s weaselly to apparently shut off comments. I’m seeing this at 11:26 p.m. EST (in 35 minutes I can watch Dr. Who again!) and nobody is telling me that four hours after dumping a longtime writer over a post that has generated nearly 2000 comments nobody has anything to say.

You would think it was huffpo doing a post about Cheney being sick about something, it shows very little faith in the readership

Meanwhile Weigel has a follow-up:

Derbyshire published in Taki magazine, which is the latest iteration of a rich man’s controversialist web site. He’s not talking this up on a cable news network. He doesn’t have the cover of Time magazine. This isn’t like the (successful) campaign to boot Pat Buchanan from MSNBC. It’s a public shaming of a stupid article on a fringe site. And if you’re going to have anti-black sentiment, would you rather have it dumb and exposed or would you rather have it subtle?

I still think people will be after Dave, I hope not, for all his left leanings I like him, he’s a decent guy and any mag would be and should be proud to have him.

Update 2: Woke up with a question for Derb: In his list he notes that his children though half Chinese would be consider “white”. I wonder how if any his rules would have changed if his children would have been considered “Chinese”?

Also If I was him and I could cause one story to break on the net the day I was fired by NRO, it would be this one.

…and finds the neighborhood wanting:

Here is the part to me that says something about us societally. Obviously multiple gun shots. Just look at the number of dead people. NO ONE CALLED THE COPS.

The police were alerted by a device called Shot Spotter. If it weren’t for the technology how long might it have been before the police knew something happened? Dawn?

This to me says more about the neighborhood and what some areas think about society; law and order than others do.

The truth is a lot of race hucksters have made a comfortable living pitting Black Americans against the police and their communities have paid the price for it in blood.

Sure sounds like it to me:

“I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?”

Tell me Harry what racial characteristics preclude descendants of the Spanish possession in North and South America from voting Republican?

Great line by Michelle Malkin: Harry Reid pulls out race card again, whacks himself in the head.

Memeorandom Thread here.

I might not be in front of the computer at noontime so lets take a look at the what’s happening on the blogroll:

Ruby Slippers reports on the rubes who actually think that the passage of Obamacare means they will actually get free healthcare:

Evidently not everyone heard that bit of bad news or missed it entirely while cheering the fact 26 year olds will be covered under their parents plan. Perhaps people stopped tuning in after Obama health care speech number 563. If all else fails as an excuse blame the critics for confusing this group of poor souls who just want their free health care and they want it now:

Ironically I just got a letter from our insurance company saying my 19-year-old would soon be dropped from coverage, but can get in as a full time student. Maybe congress didn’t read this bill but the insurance companies sure did.

Peg at What if Has two related posts on the same subject, the first concerns why the Democrats cry “Racist” so easily:

The other day, my good friend Professor Keith Burgess-Jackson pondered why columnists like Frank Rich rail on and on about the racism of Tea Partiers – when nothing could be further from the truth. I added a comment that I thought they did so because they cannot win in the battle of ideas. So – they then resort to slurs and attacks of “racist.”

She links to Roger Simon who uses the Civil War Term “waving the bloody shirt” She then follows up with this item quoting the Washington post:

But by and large, no one I spoke with or I heard from on stage said anything that was approaching racist.

Almost everyone I met was welcoming to this African-American television news producer.

Maybe they can try, “Vote as you marched”, oops sorry the majority of votes for Civil rights were republican ones.

David Pinto at Baseball Musings is following games but also the business of Baseball:

The Yankees are now worth $1.6 billion, keeping them the most valuable franchise. The next closest team is the Boston Red Sox at $870 million. Given that Steinbrenner’s group bought the Yankees for $20 million, he made a pretty good investment. The Yankees do have a high amount of debt, but that’s due to their using the equity in the club to keep improving it, for example, by building a new stadium.

It should be interesting to see what attendance figures are at the end of the year.

Conservatives for Palin is all over yesterday’s Rally and interview with Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann appearance, their focus is media reaction:

Update #2: Andy Barr from Politico affirmatively reports that Palin and Bachmann spoke “[b]efore a predominantly female crowd of more than 11,000 fans.”

Update #3: The St. Paul Pioneer Press effectively confirms the Politico number by reporting that Palin and Bachmann held “a raucous campaign rally of more than 10,000 fans that exceeded the size of many presidential whistle-stops.”…

-Three more local Minnesota newspapers effectively confirm what was reported by Politico and the St. Paul Pioneer Press regarding the attendance at the Palin/Bachmann campaign rally yesterday.

Update: The St. Cloud Times reports a “crowd estimated at more than 10,000.”

I saw it last night, if you didn’t they link to video here. People who don’t think these ladies are going to be a force in the GOP are deluding themselves.

As Michael Eric Dyson goes on about race in response to the Carter Nonsense Maria Closes with THE shot.

“Obama had a 70% approval rating, now it’s down to 50% did all those people suddenly become racists?”

That’s gotta leave a bruise. Don’t mess with Italian women they have more to offer than just looks.

She isn’t buying Acorn’s story either!

Update: POWIP links to the video.