Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

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

BREAKING NEWS: Zimmerman found Not Guilty. Nation Mourns.

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 “Insane” is the only word that comes to mind. Last night the 6-member jury in the George Zimmerman trial, all women, one black (correction: Hispanic), three five of them mothers themselves, actually decided that George Zimmerman, a man with a gun, could legally stalk an unarmed kid, pursue that kid even after being told not […]

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July 14, 2013
Posted in: Crime, General, Guns & Violence, Racism, Right-Wing Insanity

A Market Plunge/Rally, Trayvon, DOMA, Voting Rights and Paula Deen. The Heat is On.

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 So much has happened these past couple of weeks, I could have spent hours discussing each one: We saw a series of triple-digit plunges in the DOW in just a few days caused by what? GOOD news on the economy. (WTF?) The “Zimmerman Trial” finally got underway… with a Knock-Knock Joke. The Supreme Court declared Same-Sex Marriage legal […]

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July 1, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Economy, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Politics, Racism, Rants, Unconstitutional

Republicans Desire for Us the Worst of Every Society

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 Just a short hit & run on this holiday weekend folks. Have you ever noticed how Republicans seem to look at some of the most deplorable aspects of any society and say, “Hey! I like that!” I first noticed this after 9/11, when after we were attacked by religious zealots stationed in a middle-Eastern theocracy, Conservatives started “admiring” (for […]

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April 1, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Middle East, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, War

“Voter ID” Supporters: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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September 26, 2012
Posted in: Crime, Election, Politics, Racism, Right-wing Facism, Taxes, voting

My Own Examination Calls Into Question ABC’s “Enhanced” Zimmerman video showing injuries (with photos)

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 On Monday, ABC News released “enhanced footage” (video available here) of the controversial “George Zimmerman arrest video”, now purporting to show “injuries” to the back of Zimmerman’s head that were not immediately evident in the original untouched video. Upon hearing the news, (on Huffington Post) the first thing I wanted was to see the photos… plural… not “photo” but […]

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April 4, 2012
Posted in: General, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Racism