Archive for the ‘Racism’ Category

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

Mugsy’s predictions for 2012: “The apocalypse never comes when you want it” Edition (UPDATED)

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Where to start? Every year since 2006 I’ve dug deep into my toy-chest, pulled out the turban from my “Ancient Secrets Magic Kit”, rubbed my lucky penny for good luck, and concocted my annual “Predictions for the coming year”. And by the end of that year, I always expect to find I did really poorly… but my […]

 
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December 26, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Predictions, Racism, Religion, Taxes, War

The List II: Santorum, Huntsman, and The Rest.

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This week raps up our review of the remaining “also-rans” in the GOP primary… the candidates that have never polled out of the single digits and never will: former Senator Rick “Don’t Google My Name” Santorum of PA (Oops! Shortly after posting this op/ed, Santorum became the last “Not-Romney” standing to finally break out of the single-digits into the Top Tier […]

 
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December 22, 2011
Posted in: Economy, Election, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Money, Politics, Racism, Religion, Taxes, War