Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...
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We had a good idea this snow storm was coming 5 days ago. Two days ago, we new what areas would be like;y hit he hardest.
How?
By models that analyze the various sources of data.
Now 5 days ago, not all of the models agreed. Yet because of the potential danger, it was reported & people acted.
Just like with Hurricane Sandy.
These models predicted & the government & communities acted & lives were saved.
So when Climate models predict future potential dangers & problems from Global Warming, why do right whiners not believe them?
These same people made sure their vehicles had gasoline & they got supplies because a model predicting these storms. Yet when the climate models predict not good things, they ignore it burning more fossil fuels, mock any effort to address the issue and hang their children & grandchildren out to dry.
You're totally hopeless. It was suppose to rain here all day and night. For about the last two hours the sun is out and hardly any clouds in the sky. You nor anybody else is able to tell us what will be in a hundred years. Nobody.
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The Colored Farmers Alliance was eventually made up of over 1.2 million farmers and farm workers.”

None in today’s Black Community talk about the Colored Farmers Alliance which had over one million members functioning as one of the most progressive Black economic and political forces the community developed in this country. Started in 1886, slightly more than twenty years after slavery, the Colored Farmers Alliance was eventually made up of over 1.2 million farmers and farm workers engaged in extensive co-operative efforts while maintaining a publication, and sponsoring many educational initiatives and conventions.

As mentioned by History Professor Judith Stein in her piece included in the anthology, Renewing Black Intellectual History, entitled:“Of Booker T. Washington and Others, The Political Economy of Racism in the United States:”

“The [Colored Farmers’ Alliance][through] suballiences were simultaneously fraternal organizations which helped sick and disabled members and purveyed advice on farming, raising families, and other problems of interest to rural people; they also taught the orders principles of political economy. Quickly expanding its activities, the Alabama [Colored Farmers’ Alliance] created a marketing exchange in Mobile, united against the contested mills to obtain higher prices for seed, and cooperated with the Southern Alliance (made up of Whites) in other areas affecting farmers.

These were former slaves barely a generation removed from shackles. The Colored Farmers’ Alliance started to work extensively with the Southern Alliance, made up of Whites, and the two organizations confederated in 1890. Furthermore, the two organizations cooperated on many initiatives to protect farmers from economic exploitation by larger Southern Institutions. Moreover, the two organizations fused their activity into the Populist Movement and Populist Party that rose in the South during that time. This interracial cooperation, within such a short period after Slavery, mobilized Black and White farm workers into a powerful force threatening the Southern establishment and the political order benefiting the elites.

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<quoted text> This moran libtard doesn't even know what a drone is!
Yes he does. It's a grape grown in the Rhone Valley, dummy.
Pinot du Drone.
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One of the responses to this rising progressive interracial cooperation by the Southern establishment was supporting Booker T. Washington and financing his Tuskegee machine. Washington would provide an ideological thesis to extinguish the populist activities among Blacks, and neutralize the combined forces of the Colored Farmers’ Alliance and the Southern Alliance by arguing for political disenfranchisement and acquiescence to the forces of the larger Southern agricultural interests. These efforts worked to the detriment of members of both alliances, Black and White.

“This interracial cooperation, within such a short period after Slavery, mobilized Black and White farm workers into a powerful force.”

Sadly, few Blacks today even realize that there was a Progressive movement in the South made up of both Blacks and Whites that fought for both political and economic empowerment with sophisticated political platforms until Booker T. Washington, combined with the repressive forces of the wealthy interests that backed him, assisted in stifling all that activity. Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee machine was significant to that demobilization effort.

Furthermore, let us not forget that Booker T. Washington gave his Atlanta Compromise speech in 1895 where he said:“In all things social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress,” yet it wasn’t until 1896 that the Supreme Court handed down one of the most devastating decisions for African American progress Plessy v. Ferguson that enshrined Separate but Equal into law for most of the next century. Booker T. Washington was not reacting to the racial reality being faced by Blacks, he was helping create a racial climate that advanced the agenda of his Tuskegee Machine. These are things Blacks don’t consider as we continue to prop up our Black Superheroes for idol worship.

Most, if not all of these Black Leaders believed they had good intentions and were race men to some level or degree. My intention is not to picture them as duplicitous traitors who volunteered to be played in this fashion. The point is that these men do not rise in a vacuum, and though they have great talent and charisma, they all fall into the rather consistent trope of the “charismatic Black male leader.” This is a paradigm that has been lodged into the African American psyche going back to the origins of the Black Church, if not earlier. Charismatic masculinity has been an Achilles heel of Black leadership for a simple reason: though whites romanticize charismatic masculinity as well, their leaders which are chosen from that mold are picked in a crucible assuring their allegiance to protecting the interests of those they represent. With Black folk, the charismatic leader rises to some level of notoriety organically because of his skill, but once his agenda is fully vetted, or its range is telegraphed by the status quo, he will be catapulted upward into prominence when they see he can be used to their benefit. Often times he will seek those status quo forces out, whether they be government, private sector, or media. This process allows a form of “race ideology management.” You now have limited the acceptable range of discourse by picking your favorable thesis, but need to create an opposition strain to provide an anti-thesis, so you can manage and telegraph the synthesis. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X are the perfect illustration of this old method.
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Charismatic masculinity has been an Achilles heal of Black leadership.”

The only way to remedy this consistently bankrupt organizational model is to develop Black political mobility that unites people around issues that represent their class and economic interests instead of depending on the illusion of racial kinship forcing us to foist our representation on people chosen within a status quo paradigm. This leads to another problem in the Black community: the reality of “brokerage” politics. A middle class educated Black person, or a Black person faking grassroots bona fides, acts like a “broker” for the “downtrodden” with the powerful Whites as if he’s a legitimate representative of their interests. Ironically, this broker is elevated to leadership by the same status quo forces the establishment controls. Brokerage politics is a farce, and Blacks are one of the few communities that fall prey to this charade. Think about it: You have Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton engaging in various discourse about what Barack Obama should or should not do for the Black poor. What is wrong with this picture? All of these men are millionaires if not close to it, including Obama! What logical community of poor people would allow millionaires to be the ones who negotiate their interests for them? It’s idiotic. What ends up happening is that these types of “representatives” do things to ensure their viability as “brokers,” while securing their financial status and yammering on about the same things over and over again. Meanwhile, the poor and disenfranchised continue to get ground to powder. More often, these “brokers” go into overtime trying to maintain close relationships with those at the levers of power. Hence they actually become servants of those forces. Al Sharpton is a perfect example with the current administration.

This is not to say that there is no value in having notable individuals speak out against political administrations that advocate policies that damage constituencies they have sympathy for. People of other ethnic groups do this as well. The problem in the black community is that such individuals are given some kind of mythical status as actual legitimate representatives of a “collective Black interest” whatever that actually is.
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There is a lot of anti drone legislation being proposed throughout the country.
Yes, in South Dakota, the state senate passed a Dronehood Bill, thereby giving drones legal rights before they become drones.
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Brokerage politics is a farce.”

The remedy for this old tired model of leadership is to give power to the people as to empower themselves. At the grassroots level people must be trained with the organizational and political capital to advocate and fight for policy and economic models that best serve their needs. They must negotiate their interests in democratic organizational structures with checks and balances on leadership that truly reflect their demographic realities. Many educated elites would dare argue that the poor and working class don’t have the capacity to advocate for themselves and need the traditional brokers. Once again, the example of the Colored Farmers’ Alliance becomes relevant. Less than 30 years after slavery when Blacks were at a position much more precarious than they are today, with high levels of illiteracy, they were able to organize a grassroots movement of 1.2 million members that advanced social, economic, and political interests in line with their positions in society while effectively challenging the economic status quo and making political alliances with similarly situated Whites. Therefore, shall we argue that in the early 21st century, with all the technological and media vehicles we have, that such mobilization is impossible today?

The Black brokerage leadership model needs to die. Grassroots movement based politics has to make a comeback or else the Black community is doomed. The paradigm must be sophisticated and cannot be the mundane standard Kumbaya “We Shall Overcome” pickets and protests format. Those tactics may occasionally be used, but the strategy must be refined and adapted to modern times and given cross-generational functionality. We see where the 45-year absence of movement based activism has gotten us. The time is now to wake up and mobilize collectively or abdicate forever to the status quo. The choice is ours.

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”–Frederick Douglass.
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The Commander in Chief has made it clear, publicly stating,‘I am not the president of Black America.’”
As noted African American political science Professor Adolph Reed, Jr. stated in his thought provoking book, Stirrings in The Jug:
“To be sure, because Afro- Americans have had no referendum or other forum for legitimizing claims to be a national leader, the support of White opinion makers has been keen for all aspirants to such Race Leader status. From Marcus Garvey to Elijah Muhammad to Louis Farrakhan to Jesse Jackson--all have reproduced the ironic strategy of seeking to become the Black Leader by means of White acclamation.”
Black Leadership being chosen by White acclamation is nothing new and goes back as far as the late 1800s. In an almost formulaic fashion, continued well into the 20th century, the status quo establishment propped up Black leaders who presented acceptable remedies to the “race problem,” then elevated an opponent ideology with a fixed critique. The result was to limit the discourse to those two accepted or acknowledged paradigms.
Booker T. Washington received wide ranging support from Northern industrialists and establishment economic forces in the South promoting an acceptable ideological thesis of accommodation. Subsequently, W.E.B. DuBois, through elite ideological mechanisms, was presented as a philosophical anti-thesis, forcing the process of synthesis to be limited between two totally undemocratic paradigms. Both of these paradigms were chosen by establishment gatekeepers mostly outside the Black community. The same process occurred with DuBois and Marcus Garvey, and continued through Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. It’s called a Hegelian Dialectic and the Black community has fallen victim to it over and over since the 1890’s.
Time is Tight; Booker T and the MG's

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There is a lot of anti drone legislation being proposed throughout the country.
Charlottesville Va passed a ordinance making it a drone free zone. Home of the University of Virginia, one of the most liberal universities around, is where Larry Sabato is a professor.

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<quoted text> Jesus you are thick as a brick. That is not what Panetta or Dempsey stated. Think they are going to lie to a Congressional hearing?
"Soon, Panetta and Dempsey met with President Barack Obama, the secretary told lawmakers.
Obama ordered that the Defense Department respond to the attack with "all available DOD assets" and try to protect U.S. personnel, Panetta said."

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/02/07/us/panetta-...

"In his testimony, Mr. Panetta said he and Gen. Dempsey discussed the attack for 15 minutes in the Oval Office the afternoon of Sept. 11, and also covered the anti-American protest that had broken out that day at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Then, Mr. Panetta told the committee, the president told him to “do whatever you need to do to be able to protect our people there,” though when it came to specifics, the president “left it up to us.”"

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http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/09/world/afric...
This shows that there were two attacks & not this long battle.
It showing Obama in a meeting with Panetta & the head of the joint chiefs an hour & 20 minutes after the attacks started.
I wish you dumbasss right whiners would read this & STFU about sh*t you know nothing about.
RealDave since comprehension seems to be your liability I’m going to use the Fewest Words to explain what Panetta said!! Dave… Panetta said” he” the ‘President’” she”‘Secretary of Defense’ was AWOL from Benghazi!!

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Yes he does. It's a grape grown in the Rhone Valley, dummy.
Pinot du Drone.
Oh Lily you shouldn't had done that. Now you will never hear the end of it. Hey you ever go eat at that restaurant.
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Time is Tight; Booker T and the MG's
http://www.last.fm/music/Booker+T.+&+the+...
YAWN I USED THAT JOKE MONTHS WEEKS AGO awwwww HOPE YOUR TUMMY IS FULL TODAY
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Yes he does. It's a grape grown in the Rhone Valley, dummy.
Pinot du Drone.
The one topic on which lily frequently imbibes.

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<quoted text> You're totally hopeless. It was suppose to rain here all day and night. For about the last two hours the sun is out and hardly any clouds in the sky. You nor anybody else is able to tell us what will be in a hundred years. Nobody.
It was never forecast to be a major event in Virginia Beach.
We are talking about the blizzard.

I guess, f*ck it, You're probably one of the dumbasses that ignore weather warnings & up being rescued in a hurricane.

After all, you don't know the difference between weather & climate.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Time is Tight; Booker T and the MG's
http://www.last.fm/music/Booker+T.+&+the+...
That be why yo Happy Hour be near
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<quoted text>We'll chalk this up with $7 gas, inflation, stagflation, market crash, electric bills going up 1000%, Romney winning, 49ers winning the Super Bowl, Jerry's closing early ever...
My fave is the MQ9 Reaper which has a payload of 1.7 tons. This is definitely not your daddy's drone but the latest in the US hunter-killer arsenal. Long range, pusher prop, can remain aloft for hours and at the low low price of $10.5 million each.

The little stealth looking drone, only takes pictures/video and for now I'm unable to find the costs to procure or operate. Also, some of the little drones are merely dummies to play with the radar of our perceived enemies__Iran for instance.

I mentioned recently that the Orange County Sheriffs Office had purchased a couple of drones for twenty $25K each__they're tiny, toy like, similar to radar controlled hobby aircraft. These things can carry small cameras and have extremely limited capabilities.

Whatever__I don't think the US military/CIA have anywhere near 30,000 of drones__at least not yet.

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<quoted text> I know right! They are coming totally unhinged.
You "know right"? Damn it all, flack, but your brand of stupid just gets on my last nerve...I'm seriously considering building a drone this summer...better stay in the bunker with your gold.
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What they Don’t Tell You About the Economy
The corporate media and front groups for big business and political parties leave out what we believe are important details. That’s why at It’s Our Economy we focus on articles that go deeper into current news. This week: the real national security budget is bigger then acknowledged, the growth in GDP before the election seems to be due to government spending being sped up, the poor don’t live well as the right wing claims, and the U.S. is a ‘managed democracy’ or polyarchy where the people do not rule,Economist David Cay Johnson digs deep to show that while attention is focused on the President’s budget proposal for military spending and cuts to Social Security and Medicare, a large sector of spending is being ignored. That is total spending on the National Security State and it is as much as 2.5 times the base Defense budget; that’s $1.3 trillion not the $525 million the corporate media trumpets.
And labor economist Jack Rasmus reports that GDP was artificially inflated in the third quarter last year (just prior to the elections) by record levels of federal defense spending. Was this to make the economy look good for the election? We may never know the reason for this rapid spending of government funds. It might not had even been noticed, but on the other side, in the fourth quarter, the GDP declined. Why? A rapid drop in military spending. The shrinkage of GDP in the fourth quarter had people looking more closely at the numbers. Rasmus still cautions that we are headed for a double-dip recession in 2013-14. A recession can be mitigated by job creation, but unemployment is rising and technology is permanently destroying middle class jobs. The likelihood of a recession is increasing because of an unprecedented drop in federal spending. As we warned, experience shows that cuts in spending during an economic collapse makes a long and deep recession more likely.
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Eman wrote:
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There is a lot of anti drone legislation being proposed throughout the country.
drone on Eman.

anyway, no one wants to spy on patriotic conservatives. it's those damn liberals we have to worry about.

Did see where O ordered up a thousand more black helicopters? And are you still living at the same place you were last week? There's already plenty of buses left over from carting blacks to the polls at least twice, so when a freshly painted light blue bus with a BIG yellow UN on the side pulls up just march your butt out there.(the FEMA camp in North Korea is the best! tell them to send you there! my son-in-law loves it!)

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