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
...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
"A Message from the Average Black Person" Via the Huffington Post (Would love to hear what you guys think - Sorry about the cut IT WONT WORK. And if you enjoy this please DIGG it - http://is.gd/1ev4T - and feel free to pass the link along!) To Whom It May Concern: Greetings. My name is Elon James White. I'mBlack. … Continue reading A message from the Average Black Person by Elon James White (reposted w/Author Permission)
The profile of national politics has changed dramatically over the past 8 months. These changing times has added a certain “tint” to politics, a brand new “hue” if you will. Okay, enough beating around the bush, where did all these colored people come from? There was a time that Representatives Harold Ford, JC Watts and Jesse Jackson represented the height of electoral politics for black people and the future of the race politically. There was also a light smattering of Latinos and other minority on the national political scene, most notably Richardson. Let’s not mention, Powell, Gonzalez and Condoleezza Rice. Though they had high office, neither were politicians, just bureaucrats and soldiers put in a highly politicized public service role. But now, in 2009, people of color have become the representative face of both parties! With “That One” Barack Obama and MC Michael Steele, not to mention Bobby Jindal, men of color publicly front both parties. How did we get here, and what does that mean for politics over the next 4 years?
I'm so proud right now. So damn proud of our country, it's people and of our new President. Yes, it was so good to hear "Do you, Barack HUSSEIN Obama ..." and not have them skirt the issue of his middle name. It was good to hear him swear his oath to this country and … Continue reading We did it, we did, we did. Thoughts on watching history unfold…
For those folks offended by Dr. Lowry's words... I can't change that you are offended that is your right but there's nothing I can do about it. Don't come crying to me with your offense at it. If you are so bothered, then take it up him. I'm just giving you some context so you … Continue reading Context for those people offended at Dr. Lowry’s comments during benediction
Thorswitch has an excellent post on Dr. King's vision for a black president that aired on the BBC. From the Orlando Sentinel: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. predicted the United States would have a black president, but his timing was a bit off. He saw the milestone coming a lot sooner. You can see a … Continue reading MLK on the possibility of a black president
The Chicago Red Eye asked if Racism is Dead today. I don't know what news they have been reading, or what world they have found themselves in, but after reading the following stories I'd have to answer them with fuck no Racism IS alive and fucking well in this "post-racial" America. First is the story … Continue reading Is racism dead?
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
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
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
Hmm, seems like that selective memory is coming back to haunt Palin & Co.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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... 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…
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
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…
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
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…
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
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
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?
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…
The Illinois Primary is on 5 February. Go fucking vote... I don't care who you are voting for or against, just go vote dammit. Every election cycle I get so sick of hearing people bitch and whine about the current administration and what its doing/not doing for the people. The majority of these whiners DID … Continue reading Vote or else diatribe…