Violence…and loathing

After reading some of the articles outlining the actions, words and implied threat in the words bandied about since Barack Hussein Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States, and culminating in the shooting deaths of six people, and critical injury to Congresswoman Giffords the fear I have about President Obama living … Continue reading Violence…and loathing

Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right

The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right Monday 10 January 2011 by: William Rivers Pitt, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed The Wrath of Fools: An Open Letter to the Far Right (Image: Jared Rodriguez / t r u t h o u t) To: Palin-lovers, Fox … Continue reading Repost-The Wrath of Fools: An open letter to the far right

Words have power and meaning

Like the rest of the country, I've been watching the coverage of the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords at a local Safeway in Arizona. Like others I've watched pundits, the local blogger and everyone in between postulate on what motivated the shooter(s)*. I'm horrified at the loss of life, of a nine year old girl who … Continue reading Words have power and meaning

This country was not ready for a black president

...and thus I will say what has been brewing in the back of my head for months. The vitriol against President Obama shows that this country was not ready for a black president. Yeah, I said it. The fact that these whackjobs are coming out of the woodwork with no fear of reprimand for threatening … Continue reading This country was not ready for a black president

Which of these two things are alike?

I read the Huffington Post. Most of the time its on point, humorous and gives me a chuckle. That was not the case when this article: Two Black Role Models done in by Hubris went up. The author is not a woman of color, nor does she seem to understand that her article is patently … Continue reading Which of these two things are alike?

President Obama’s Inaugural speech 20 January 2009

Full text of the speech given before more than a million on the National Mall1:28 PM CST, January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama, with First Lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha at his side, acknowledges the crowd after being sworn in as the country's 44th President. (Tribune photo by Terrence Antonio James / … Continue reading President Obama’s Inaugural speech 20 January 2009

An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8

Via LJ User slit I find it curious that African-American women are all lazy unwed welfare-cheating baby-making machines and African-American men are all violent drug-abusing absentee fathers RIGHT UNTIL they are standing in the way of gay rights, at which point they become socially conservative homophobes who can't see past their religious family values. If … Continue reading An open letter to white activists, re: Proposition 8

A very well written argument against voting for McCain

Reposted from the Livejournal BarackObama2008 community with permission from LJ'er imautobot I think it makes yet another excellent argument against voting for McCain. Please read and think about it, not read and attack someone for a well thought out argument because it doesn't mesh with your opinions. Okay, here we are just three days away … Continue reading A very well written argument against voting for McCain

Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote

From John Scalzi... Horrible things that will happen if you don't vote http://whatever.scalzi.com/2008/10/31/election-list-x-some-of-the-horrible-things-that-will-happen-to-you-if-you-dont-vote/ http://scalzi.wordpress.com/?p=5057 This is all true. Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote 1. Your penis will fall off. If you are a woman, you will grow a penis, which will then fall … Continue reading Election List X: Some of The Horrible Things That Will Happen To You If You Don’t Vote

On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden

I'm a life long democrat, that shouldn't surprise anyone here. My bit on the lack of support for McCain is so people can understand this isn't a knee jerk, OMG he's a Republican so I can't support him reaction. It's a reaction to his platform, or rather a lack thereof. I'm a reasonable, intelligent person(and … Continue reading On why I’ve never been able to support McCain/Palin & chose Obama/Biden

A day in the life of Joe Six-Pack

Day in the Life of Joe Sixpack Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and good because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of water, he takes his daily medication. His medications are safe to take … Continue reading A day in the life of Joe Six-Pack

Palin going rogue? That’s rich… the Maverick picked her, let him suffer his foolishness

Palin allies report rising campaign tension Ben Smith Ben Smith Sat Oct 25, 8:27 am ET Even as John McCain and Sarah Palin scramble to close the gap in the final days of the 2008 election, stirrings of a Palin insurgency are complicating the campaign's already-tense internal dynamics. Four Republicans close to Palin said she has decided increasingly to … Continue reading Palin going rogue? That’s rich… the Maverick picked her, let him suffer his foolishness

Uncle Mikey Explains the Inexplicable… Albatross

Go, read this now... Uncle Mikey Explains the Inexplicable ... Albatross Full text after the jump There is increasing evidence that Senator McCain may have made what might be politely described as a tactical error in the selection of his running mate, Governor Palin. Of course, given my audience, which as far as I'm aware … Continue reading Uncle Mikey Explains the Inexplicable… Albatross

SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT JOE THE PLUMBER WOULD YOU!

Christ on a wheat thin, I am so fucking sick of hearing about Joe the Plumber! It's been proven that he's not even a real plumber, owes quite a bit of money in back taxes, is a Republican and has donated to the their causes and is related to the Keatings of the Keating controversy. … Continue reading SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT JOE THE PLUMBER WOULD YOU!

Yeah… right, a typo. If you believe that I’ve got a bridge to sell you

Big ballot boo-boo: Osama for president? Rensselaer County gaffe makes national news after absentee ballots misspell Barack Obama's name By: BOB GARDINIER, Staff writer First published in print: Saturday, October 11, 2008 TROY — It could have been Ovama or Ofama. Or even Olama. But with one "s" the Rensselaer County Board of Elections turned … Continue reading Yeah… right, a typo. If you believe that I’ve got a bridge to sell you

Anyone who thinks racism is dead needs to wake up.

Inland GOP mailing depicts Obama's face on food stamp 08:54 PM PDT on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 By MICHELLE DeARMOND The Press-Enterprise The latest newsletter by an Inland Republican women's group depicts Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surrounded by a watermelon, ribs and a bucket of fried chicken, prompting outrage in political circles. The October … Continue reading Anyone who thinks racism is dead needs to wake up.

Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril

Warning - hateful image at the head of this & linked post, in case it would bother anyone A thoughtful post on a hateful image done by a McCain supporter by karnythia Well written post again by Karnythia. Once again articulating what is bothering me about the rage and undercurrent of kill him and race … Continue reading Race & Politics herein, read and comment at your own peril

A reminder for IL residents from Sen. Steans – Today is the last day to register to vote!

State Senator Heather Steans Voter Registration Information I am writing to remind you that the last day to register to vote in Illinois is Tuesday, October 7.  I have received a number of calls and e-mails today from constituents requesting more information on voter registration. Information in this e-mail Find your polling place and check … Continue reading A reminder for IL residents from Sen. Steans – Today is the last day to register to vote!

Is she just that clueless? Wait, I just answered my own question

Palin attempts to link Senator Obama to homegrown terrorism. Except as usual, she's way off the mark. Palin claims Obama is palling around with a known terrorist during a campaign stop in Ohio. Problem with this assertion is that: a.) Everyone knows that this man did the majority of his "radical terrorist" work when Obama … Continue reading Is she just that clueless? Wait, I just answered my own question

Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio

Has this been on a news blackout? How is it that no-one has heard of this until now?? On Friday, September 26, the end of a week in which thousands of copies of Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West -- the fear-mongering, anti-Muslim documentary being distributed by the millions in swing states via DVDs … Continue reading Muslim Children Gassed at Dayton Mosque After “Obsession” DVD Hits Ohio

Note to self for reading other’s political thoughts…

Note to self... When reading others political thoughts: If they decide to stoop to name calling and outright idiocy, don't sink to their level If they decide that by supporting your candidate of choice you are un-American and un-patriotic remember it's only their opinion. If they have decided that attacking, arguing and flat out refusal … Continue reading Note to self for reading other’s political thoughts…

John Scalzi is awesome… read what he has to say dammit

I love John Scalzi, awesome, awesome man that he is. A not so gentle reminder from Mr. Scalzi to folks to calm the fuck down and stop spazzing out because the GOP got a poll jump after their convention. The full post after the jump if you don't click. A Previous Message Repeated, Slightly More … Continue reading John Scalzi is awesome… read what he has to say dammit

From the issues.com comparison of Pres & VP candidates stance on the issues…

Democratic Nominees: Barack Obama on electoral issues Joe Biden on electoral issues Republican Nominees: John McCain on electoral issues Sarah Palin on electoral issues I think my choice is pretty clear cut. I'd rather not have a woman as VP who clearly is stuck in the 1940's where women stayed home and were baby factories, … Continue reading From the issues.com comparison of Pres & VP candidates stance on the issues…

My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history

I won't mince words here. I do Believe in Change, I do believe in the message that Senator Barack Obama is bringing to the nation. I do believe that he can be that agent of change we need to move past the past eight years of war, recession, theocracy and tailspin we have endured as … Continue reading My thougts on the election… Senator Obama, history

Text of Obama’s Nomination acceptance speech

Link stolen shamelessly from angelsscream Denver, CO (AHN) - Sen. Barack Obama's acceptance speech as he receives the nomination to serve as the Democratic party's presidential candidate for 2008; delivered to the nation from Invesco Field at Mile High stadium in Denver, Colorado. To Chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all … Continue reading Text of Obama’s Nomination acceptance speech

Your Whiteness is Showing

An Open Letter to Certain White Women Who Are Threatening to Withhold Support from Obama in November Your Whiteness is Showing By TIM WISE This is an open letter to those white women who, despite their proclamations of progressivism, and supposedly because of their commitment to feminism, are threatening to withhold support from Barack Obama … Continue reading Your Whiteness is Showing

Rightwing Swiftboating v2.0 – or let’s derail Obama 08′

Media Matters has found the Obama swiftboating strategem The thematic structure of the right-wing smear campaign against Barack Obama As the means of communication have evolved, presidential campaigns have grown increasingly multifaceted, with each election featuring layers of complexity that were not present four years before. The most striking feature of the 2008 election may … Continue reading Rightwing Swiftboating v2.0 – or let’s derail Obama 08′

Sly Fox by Nas… best commentary on Faux news I’ve seen in a while

Excellent commentary on Faux news: Lyrics are not safe for work! For context: The story from the Huffington Post on how he tried to deliver a petition to Fox with 600,000 signatures and they refused to see him Text after the jump for the link phobic Rapper Nas Delivers Fox News Petition, Says Network Is … Continue reading Sly Fox by Nas… best commentary on Faux news I’ve seen in a while

Hey New Yorker, it’s called Doing it WRONG

I don't even have any words for this... this bullshit. Note to the The New Yorker... You're DOING IT REALLY FUCKING WRONG HERE! To see what I'm so livid about, go to this article in the Tribune. Obama campaign slams New Yorker cover The art satirizes right-wing portrayals of the candidate, magazine says. Posted July … Continue reading Hey New Yorker, it’s called Doing it WRONG

Faux news has sunk to a new low…

They called Mrs. Obama a "Baby mamma" WTF! I say again, WTFF! I want to beat Michelle Malking with a stick to make her see some fucking common sense. I think I love John Scalzi even more for his post on the "baby mamma" idiocy at Faux news The text of his post is after … Continue reading Faux news has sunk to a new low…

For the last time, Barack Hussein Obama is not a Muslim Terrorist!

If I hear or see one more uneducated, foolish nut job capitalize Barack Obama's middle name and scream terrorist Muslim I may just crack. After reading an article in Diver Issues in Higher Education take on racism being an issue for the good Senator, I'm seething. I'm not seething because they are stating the obvious, … Continue reading For the last time, Barack Hussein Obama is not a Muslim Terrorist!

Ask not what your country can do for you… via Kung Fu Monkey

Via spot on LJ, Kung Fu Monkey hits the bullseye on the so-called ousting of Hillary Clinton, the misogyny of the race and the twisting of the meanings of race and misogyny in the context of this presidential race. The post can be found here Full text after the jump: Yay, another post where I'll … Continue reading Ask not what your country can do for you… via Kung Fu Monkey

Pfleger spoke the truth, and now folks are pissed off

While I don't agree with the method of delivery by Reverend Pfleger, I do agree with the message. Why is no one talking about McCain's hateful minister? Hmmm? Rev. Pfleger: 'They want to kill me...it's been ugly' June 1, 2008 Recommend (37) BY DAVE NEWBART Staff Reporter The Rev. Michael Pfleger, who helped reignite Barack … Continue reading Pfleger spoke the truth, and now folks are pissed off

A chat on Senator Obama’s speech and if his race matters to me

While chatting with mister_bitters the following q&a took place. Reposted for posterity and because well, its my journal and I think its worth posting dammit. mister_bitters: Can I ask a stupid question? tanyad: sure mister_bitters: I know this is stupid, but I am curious is Obama's race has any impact on your opinion of him. … Continue reading A chat on Senator Obama’s speech and if his race matters to me

“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Sen. Obama’s speech

I havent had a chance to watch his speech yet, but I am impressed by the text that I've read. I'm saddened by those who would demean his great words and twist them into a parody of hatred and classicism that isnt even mentioned in this speech. I think no matter the results of this … Continue reading “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Sen. Obama’s speech

Bloggers for Obama! – Editorial by Karnythia

A great place for well thought out, interesting and thought provoking blog posts concerning Senator Barack Obama. Good stuff! Go read I say. Bloggers for Obama Good stuff, I snagged the link from comments in a thread at Karnythia's LJ and here's the article that Bloggers for Obama linked to that Karnythia wrote: Karnythia's Editoria … Continue reading Bloggers for Obama! – Editorial by Karnythia

You’ve got to be kidding me, I really hope so

This has got to be the stupidest thing I've seen yet in this election. Its not from an official source but its still unbelievably stupid that anyone could come up with this shit. Really, who sits around thinking black folks are just waiting for the chance to enslave white folks in retribution for slavery?  Not … Continue reading You’ve got to be kidding me, I really hope so

RNC Grows a spine… denounces fear mongering by invoking Sen. Obama’s middle name

Snagged verbatim from hey_its_michael I agree whole heartedly. [iconage too!] Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan formally denounced Thursday the Tennessee Republican Party's use of Barack Obama's full name in a recent press release questioning the Illinois senator's commitment to Israel. “The RNC rejects these kinds of campaign tactics," RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said in … Continue reading RNC Grows a spine… denounces fear mongering by invoking Sen. Obama’s middle name

Thus wisdom is spread to the masses…

Skin, bits, issues and voting at Angry Black Woman.  By the most awesome Karnythia Karnythia is guest blogging at ABW. She has summed up my feelings on the election madness much better than I ever could.  full text of the piece under the cut. So I have to confess that I was really hoping a … Continue reading Thus wisdom is spread to the masses…

Does anyone else need any more proof Huckabee is a right wing psycho?

At least I'm not the only one who thinks Huckabee's latest antics are terrifying. All over the blogosphere, people have been shocked and appalled at how he has blatantly stated he wants the US to become a Theocracy. Or in his own words "Make the Constitution to God's standards not mans" Why, oh why is … Continue reading Does anyone else need any more proof Huckabee is a right wing psycho?

I loathe Huckabee…

Huckabee: Amend Constitution to be in 'God's standards' 01/15/2008 @ 7:31 am Filed by David Edwards and Muriel Kane The United States Constitution never uses the word "God" or makes mention of any religion, drawing its sole authority from "We the People." However, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee thinks it's time to put an end … Continue reading I loathe Huckabee…