I just finished reading the story of Emmitt Till again and I wondered how much America has changed since 1955 when Emmitt Till was brutally murded. My conclusion is that racial relations have changed a lot but the attitude of White Supremacy and White Entitlement is at an all-time high. Many Whites think that they are losing things that rightly belong to them and minorities don't get anything, or they only get what Whites don't want. Minorities on the other hand believe they should strive for a piece of the American Dream that is supposed to be available to every American.
Anyone seen this yet? Seems they were "bored" to death.
(the old-time saying used to go).
Or if I were heretofore clueless, and actually believed that several "identities" could not be run by one user/poster, I might have chosen a title something like: "What, that cannot possibly be true!" " All people are good and honest, right Spot"? [signed Sally, sister to Dick and Jane] (ha ha)
Just last week, a statue of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese in Brooklyn was vandalized with racist slurs and Hitler references. It was another reminder — like we needed one — that "post-racial America" is a fairytale until further notice.
A statue, made of stone, is bad enough. But Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles is a person, and what happened to him at AT&T Park on Sunday was just as unacceptable. Jones, who is black, said somebody threw a "banana towards my direction" in the ninth inning of Baltimore's 10-2 victory against the San Francisco Giants.
Please read the petition to the President about this incident. If you agree, please take time to sign it and tell others: http://wh.gov/lgrPr
Protesters stage a "die-in" Wednesday at the Palmer House in Chicago. (Photo Cathy Sherwin/AFL-CIO)
ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress
I'm short on words with this one. How do people get this way?
Because I thought being a Democrat, or at least a supporter of our current president, meant never having to say "I'm sorry" or being called a racist.
"Television chef Paula Deen, who lost her gig Friday with the Food Network after admitting and apologizing for having used racial epithets, including the “N-word,” is a supporter of President Barack Obama, campaigning on his behalf in 2008 and cultivating a friendship with first lady Michelle Obama." (emphasis mine)
Perhaps she should have conferred with Joe Biden prior to making her apology?
From 2007, during the campaign.
Apparently he changed his mind. How shocking.
Bradley Manning Court-Martial Begins In WikiLeaks Case
At an April 27 event at New York University, Beck portrayed his departure as self-initiated and suggested that Fox CEO Roger Ailes pleaded with him to stay, explaining:
"At the end, when we were leaving, it was a long process. Roger said to me, 'You're not going to leave.' And I said, 'I am.' And he said, 'Nobody does,' meaning leave television....And I said, 'I'm fortunate because I haven't been in it that long.' I knew what this big, huge Fox empire brought to the table, and I had to leave before I became too enamored of that."
But Fox News tells it differently:
It looks like we will get our Twinkees back.. I wonder what will happen to all the "first model" ones folks were hoarding?
It's a new political party - based on the Constitution and founding principles
It's been a well known fact that the Democrats have supported homosexual marriage for years (I will not say gay) but now so are the Republicans. Both of the major parties have gone crazy as well as (if you believe the polls) a majority of the American people. This is a good reason for Christians to completely become disentangled from politics and focus on the Scripture and the well being of their own soul. We are left with only one option: praying for all of those who are swept up in this crazy movement.
Bill Maher thinks his taxes are too high! ROFL, hey Bill, "elections have consequences", eat shit and die!
But it doesn't look like they stock dignity.
Aaron Swartz, who faces up to 35 years in prison, recently hired San Francisco-based Keker & Van Nest to represent him, according to court documents filed with the United States District Court of Massachusetts.
Attorney Matthias Kammber of Keker & Van Nest informed the court that Swartz's local attorney, Martin Weinberg, "will be withdrawing as counsel" and will be replaced by Cody Harris, Daniel Purcell, and top gun Elliot Peters, all of Keker & Van Nest.