Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

Let’s Face Facts: Spike in violence against Blacks tied to Right Wing hostility toward Obama

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After news broke of the mass murder of nine African-American members of the AME Church of Charleston, SC last Thursday, the “discovery” that the shooter was a Confederate Flag waving racist gun nut, surprised no one. What WAS surprising was the lengths to which Fox “news” went to to suggest that this might have been an attack on […]

 
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June 22, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Rants, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

Fox Tries to Pin Baltimore Poverty On Electing Democratic Mayors

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As Bill Maher explained it last July, a “Zombie Lie” is a lie told by Republicans that is proven false & widely discredited, yet they keep telling them“, telling their idiot followers that the lie is in fact true. “Zombie Lies” include “ObamaCare will/has cost jobs” (ditto for “raising the minimum wage”), “no consensus on Climate Change” (a claim two […]

 
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May 4, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Economy, myth busting, Politics, Racism, rewriting history

These “Religious Freedom” laws were the same counter argument to the 1965 Civil Rights Act

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When the Johnson Administration pushed for equal rights for blacks in 1964, the Religious Right opposed the bill on the grounds that it was impinging on their rights. Their “religious” right to be a bigot. They claimed that The Almighty himself segregated the world by putting people of different races on different continents, and that forcing people […]

 
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April 7, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, Crime, Politics, Racism, Religion

Birthers Rejoice On News Canadian-born Rafael “Ted” Cruz will Run for President

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Ted Cruz’s official, Canadian birth certificate. Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution states: No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to […]

 
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March 23, 2015
Posted in: Election, Partisanship, Politics, Racism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity

Ferguson Police Chief vs Prosecutor: Who’s Lying (video)

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A week ago Monday, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced (with a disturbing grin on his face) that the Grand Jury had decided NOT to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown. After a lengthy (and strikingly rare & questionable) ridiculing of the veracity of witnesses for the […]

 
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December 1, 2014
Posted in: Crime, General, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Racism, rewriting history, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me

A Way To Fix the Immigation System (that no one will ever do.)

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In the 1996 movie “Phenomenon”, John Travolta’s character couldn’t figure out for the life of him how a wild rabbit kept finding its way into his garden despite building a fence around it. Suspecting the rabbit was burrowing beneath the fence, he kept burying it deeper & deeper only to discover each morning that his plants were […]

 
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November 24, 2014
Posted in: Crime, General, Immigration Reform, National Security, Racism, Seems Obvious to Me

Where Are the Anti-Police State Cliven Bundy Supporters on Behalf of Michael Brown?

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Last April, Federal agents from the Bureau of Land Management (BLS) arrived at the home of Cliven Bundy, a cattle rancher that has been grazing his cattle on public land for the last 20 years without reimbursing the government for upkeep of that land, to evict his cattle from said public land and demand he pay the $1 […]

 
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August 18, 2014
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Politics, Racism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy

If Obama’s “Talk of Amnesty” is “Luring” Immigrants, Why Aren’t More of Them From Mexico?

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I kept wishing someone would say (while shaking their head slowly), “Have you no shame, Senator Cruz?” The reincarnation of anti-Communist witch-hunter Senator Joe McCarthy went on “Meet the Press” yesterday and was given free network airtime to repeat the asinine GOP claim that it is President Obama’s “talk of amnesty” that is drawing this flood […]

 
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July 21, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Immigration Reform, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Racism, Seems Obvious to Me

Maybe Howard Dean Was Right on Affirmative Action?

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On January 15, 2003, President Bush stopped by the University of Michigan while campaigning for re-election. UMich had recently implemented new state restrictions on the use of race when deciding just who they’d admit enrollment to, and he condemned Affirmative Action measures as “a quota system”. Democratic presidential frontrunner Howard Dean later condemned President Bush’s remarks for injecting race […]

 
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April 28, 2014
Posted in: General, Racism, Seems Obvious to Me

You can always find another lunch counter, er, baker, florist

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I‘m fairly convinced by this point that Conservatives just don’t listen to themselves when they speak. How else do you explain Fox’s George Will or ABC guest pundit Rich Lowrey decrying yesterday the veto of Arizona’s noxious “(bigotry in the name of) Religious Freedom Act”, saying, “Hey, if a baker or florist refuses to cater your gay wedding, […]

 
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March 3, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, General, Racism, Religion

Today’s GOP Putting King’s Dream Back to Sleep

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Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his rousing “I Have a Dream” speech (text) to a crowd of 250,000 (give or take 50K) mostly (but not exclusively) black supporters. King spoke of “Negros” not being seen as equals “in the eyes of the law”. He spoke of economic injustice that restricts “basic mobility […]

 
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August 26, 2013
Posted in: General, Partisanship, Politics, Racism, voting

Florida Codifies that Your Stalker Can Legally Murder You If Threatened

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Last Saturday night, the Florida jury in the George Zimmerman murder trial declared that if you defend yourself against an armed stalker to the point where your stalker fears bodily injury, he can kill you “in self defense”. It doesn’t even matter if that fear is justified or not. All they have to do is […]

 
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July 15, 2013
Posted in: Crime, General, Guns & Violence, Racism, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity