Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889438 Apr 18, 2013
buying votes....

Immigration Bill Contains 'MarcoPhones'

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/...
Jane Says

New York, NY

#889439 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
So why don’t blacks vote Republican? The answer is simple. Black people are not crazy. Being not crazy, they understand a simple truth about conservatives: They have never stood with, or up for, black people. Never.
Forget modern controversies like mass incarceration. Social conservatives, then based largely in the Democratic Party of the early to mid 20th century, opposed the Voting Rights Act. They opposed the Civil Rights Act. They opposed school integration. They opposed the Montgomery Bus Boycott. They opposed a law to crack down on lynching.
These are the people for whom African Americans are now supposed to vote? To make the argument is to betray a stunning contempt for the intelligence — and memory — of black voters.
In talking about race, conservatives have all the moral authority of a pimp talking about women’s rights. Granted,“their” blacks might disagree.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/05/2487580...
the black "memory" conveniently forgets the history of slavery where blacks sold blacks and today's slavery where muslims and blacks continue to sell blacks and even children. it's better to revisit the 1700s and live by the professional victim mentality that black "leaders" like Sharpton thrive on.

Since: May 11

Gettysburg, PA

#889440 Apr 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> You ignorant POS. STFU till you learn to understand what you read. Until then please don't respond to my posts. I'm tired of you ignorant dumbass!!!
So,when you say the problem started with the 13th Amendment, what did that mean?

Your idea that slaves were kept in nice dwellings & fed great meals, worked 9-5 with a retirement plan.

Not mistreated at all.

I suspect next you will ay we did blacks a favor by bringing them here.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#889441 Apr 18, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
<quoted text>
The same people who want a referendum on gun control oppose the right of California voters(and those in other states) to set the criteria for marriage.
lib hypocrisy is pervasive in our culture.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889442 Apr 18, 2013
Jimmy wrote:
I provide a link from Reuters, and you dig up a poor excuse for rationalizing & defending the corrupt leftwing media from the most leftwing website on Earth, Muddy Matters.
Try again, libtard.
<quoted text>
it said that the trial was being ignored. didn't mention who was ignoring it, did it? that was all you wasn't it?

because the right wing media hadn't been reporting it either. which is why you have to resort to Reuters instead of using some right wing crazy site.
Lincoln

United States

#889443 Apr 18, 2013
Subversive Barry wrote:
I say we enact a law where it is illegal to have more than 10 rounds of fertilizer!
Police say between 5 and 15 people killed in Texas fertilizer plant explosion, more than 160 hurt
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/18/numerous...
Thank you, and god bless.
Another Hate America First Poster
You communists never give up
Jane Says

New York, NY

#889444 Apr 18, 2013
Tale of two terrorists
By JOHN M. MURTAGH
Posted: 11:54 PM, April 17, 2013

Somewhere near Boston early Monday morning, he packed a bomb in a bag. It was by all accounts relatively crude — a pressure cooker, explosives, some wires, ball bearings and nails ... nails which, hours later, doctors would struggle to remove from the flesh of bleeding victims.

His motive is unclear. His intent is not: It was to maximize injury, suffering, pain, trauma and, yes, death.

Perhaps Monday’s bomber will be caught, perhaps not.

PERHAPS MONDAY’S BOMBER WILL BE OFFERED A TEACHING JOB AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY.

43 years ago last month, Kathy Boudin, now a professor at Columbia but then a member of the Weather Underground, escaped an explosion at a bomb factory operated in a townhouse in Greenwich Village. The story is familiar to people of a certain age.

3 weeks earlier, Boudin’s Weathermen had firebombed a private home in Upper Manhattan with Molotov cocktails. Their target was my father, a New York state Supreme Court justice. The rest of the family, was presumably, an afterthought. I was 9 at the time, only a year older than the youngest victim in Boston.

1 of Boudin’s colleagues, Cathy Wilkerson, related in her memoir that the Weathermen were disappointed with the minimal effects of the bombs at my home. They decided to use dynamite the next time and bought a large quantity along with fuses, metal pipes and, yes, nails. The group designated as its next target a dance at an Officer’s Club at Fort Dix, NJ.

Despite the misgivings of some, it is reported that Kathy Boudin urged the use of “anti-personnel bombs.” In other words, she wanted to kill people not just damage property. Before they could act, her fellows were killed in the townhouse explosion. The townhouse itself collapsed; Boudin fled.

She reappeared over a decade later driving the getaway car for the rag tag mix of Weathermen & Black Panthers who held up a Rockland County bank in 1981, murdering three in the process. Survivors of the ambush along the New York State Thruway recount how Boudin emerged from the driver’s door, arms raised in surrender, asking the police to lower their guns. When they did, her accomplices burst from the back of the van guns blazing.

As I said, people of a certain age remember this history. For those that don’t, Robert Redford is kindly about to release a movie recounting the Rockland robbery (albeit relocated to Michigan). By all accounts, the film lionizes the Weather Underground terrorists, Boudin and her accomplices.

Perhaps to bring it full circle, Professor Boudin can soon guest-lecture at a film class at Columbia when the Redford movie is screened.

Other than the passage of time, one can find no real distinction between the cowardly actions of last Monday’s Boston murderer and the terror carried out by Boudin and her accomplices. Yet TODAY WE LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE OUR LEADING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SEE FIT TO TRUST OUR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION TO MURDERERS AND HOLLYWOOD SEES FIT TO CELEBRATE TERRORISTS.

The Web site of Columbia’s School of Social Work sums up Boudin’s past thus:“Dr. Kathy Boudin has been an educator and counselor with experience in program DEVELOPMENT SINCE 1964, WORKING WITHIN COMMUNITIES WITH LIMITED RESOURCES TO SOLVE SOCIAL PROBLEMS.”

“Since 1964”— that would include the bombing of my house, it would include the anti-personnel devices intended for Fort Dix and it would include the dead policeman on the side of the Thruway in 1981.

Maybe, if he is caught, Monday’s bomber can explain that, like Boudin, he was merely working within the community to solve social problems.

Perhaps Monday’s bomber will be caught, perhaps not. Perhaps, some day, Monday’s bomber will be offered tenure at Columbia University.

Tale of two terrorists - NYPOST.com http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolu...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889445 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
oh sure.[?]
so how many Republicans watch FOX everyday?
how many voted for Romney?
get out your pocket calculator and give us a percentage on that one.
You do understand that the majority of people in this country don't have cable or satellite don't you?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889447 Apr 18, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>the black "memory" conveniently forgets the history of slavery where blacks sold blacks and today's slavery where muslims and blacks continue to sell blacks and even children. it's better to revisit the 1700s and live by the professional victim mentality that black "leaders" like Sharpton thrive on.
very nice.

now, will that pile of crap convince a black person to vote for a conservative?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#889448 Apr 18, 2013
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/lord...

He could’ve bought a sweet vacation home or at least started saving up for a $52 million cake draped in diamonds, but a British CEO decided instead to give his hefty bonus back to his employees.

Lord Wolfson, CEO of clothing retailer Next, announced in an email that he was giving his 2.4 million pound, or $3.7 million, bonus to his employees, the Telegraph reports. He told his workers that it was a “gesture of thanks and appreciation from the company for the hard work and commitment you have given to Next over the past three years and through some very tough times.”

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889449 Apr 18, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
WRONG STUPID! You don't have a right to make a profit by taking someone's money, promising to take care of their medical expenses and then use every trick in the book to renege on what you said you were going to do. That's fraud.
You're an idiot!
Hey Dumbf++k! You know how I know you are a libtard? Because you can't understand a word you read!!!!! You are talking about insurance numbnuts and I was talking about medical care!!! FRIGGIN" LIBTARDS ARE SO STUPID!!!!
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#889450 Apr 18, 2013
Here Are The Twitter Handles Of The Senators Who Voted No On Background Checks Bill

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/17/sena...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#889452 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
very nice.
now, will that pile of crap convince a black person to vote for a conservative?
Perhaps it should be used in the next republican campaign to capture the white house. It will be a super way to increase Democratic voter registration. Kind of like the rape comments woke women up. The Retardicans are our best friends. Thanks tardicans, keep it coming.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#889453 Apr 18, 2013
nobamaredux wrote:
<quoted text>
The same people who want a referendum on gun control oppose the right of California voters(and those in other states) to set the criteria for marriage.
I know, right!

Since: Apr 13

Orlando, FL

#889454 Apr 18, 2013
Very moving video of Boston hockey fans joining in the singing of the National Anthem before the game.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nhl/story/boston-bru...

This is what makes us who we are. Just wish it didn't take another attack for us to remember.

It reminded me we're really not at war with each other or as divided as some would have us believe.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889455 Apr 18, 2013
In Search of a New Dred Scott? Kermit Gosnell and the Right-wing Media’s Torture Porn Fixation

In the Right-wing echo chamber, the lurid details about how Kermit Gosnell performed late term abortions are the stuff of a moral panic, where the descriptions fit neatly into pre-existing beliefs about the twin fictions that are “the liberal media” and a “conspiracy” to suppress any discussion of abortion that does not serve the “left-wing” agenda.

The more graphically Kermit Gosnell’s crimes are discussed and detailed, the more powerful the narrative becomes, as it resonates throughout the Right-wing media machine.

The framing of the Kermit Gosnell case by the Right-wing media is pornographic: it is the rough equivalent of a snuff film. There is a prurient fascination with the details of the body, how it can be destroyed, and the various ways that the flesh can be dismembered or hurt. The details are revolting; they are also titillating and exhilarating for those who want to take away women’s reproductive rights, and see such an effort as a moral crusade.

....There is a deep and socially problematic inconsistency here: the destroyed human bodies of American soldiers are removed from sight by the mass media; the broken bodies of American veterans are shunned, hidden away in veteran’s hospitals, others made homeless and thus rendered “invisible” to the public; the victims of American firepower abroad are nameless and faceless in the United States, as their bodies are shattered and immolated by drones, bombs, and bullets. To discuss such realities openly and plainly is considered by some to be “impolitic” or “anti-American.”

Conservatives are especially vulnerable to such norms and habits because of their extreme addiction to the socio-political narcotic known as American Exceptionalism. Many Republicans are obsessed with dead fetuses. But, they are also rather immune to the suffering of adults, teens, children, and babies whose bodies and lives are shattered by American foreign and domestic policy.

In total, the obsession with the specifics of Kermit Gosnell’s deeds by the Right-wing media constitutes a type of “torture porn” best exemplified by Hollywood films like Saw or Hostel.

http://beforeitsnews.com/african-american-new...
Lincoln

United States

#889456 Apr 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ 2013/04/17/lord-wolfson-donate s-bonus_n_3101799.html
He could’ve bought a sweet vacation home or at least started saving up for a $52 million cake draped in diamonds, but a British CEO decided instead to give his hefty bonus back to his employees.
Lord Wolfson, CEO of clothing retailer Next, announced in an email that he was giving his 2.4 million pound, or $3.7 million, bonus to his employees, the Telegraph reports. He told his workers that it was a “gesture of thanks and appreciation from the company for the hard work and commitment you have given to Next over the past three years and through some very tough times.”
Good Morning, note republicans seem marginalize and divided.
Republicans seem to hate Women, Blacks,Latinos, etc and may be looking for new supporters .....
Jane Says

New York, NY

#889457 Apr 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
very nice.
now, will that pile of crap convince a black person to vote for a conservative?
of course not and the same way generational poverty and being in "the system" is never the result of Democrats and their social meddling that decimated the black family. "society's fault" is code word for not throwing enough taxpayer $$ at a problem made worse by liberals. i saw youtube videos of blacks being asked if Sarah Palin was a good choice for Obama's running mate in 2008 and them agreeing, "yes."
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#889458 Apr 18, 2013
The conservative freakout about Gosnell and the media is better understood as a case study in the spirit of victimhood that’s permeated the movement conservative outlook than it is a media bias smoking gun. The same victim mentality that’s currently pushing the conservative Gosnell coverage birthed failures like “Unskewed Polls” and the alleged Benghazi cover-up. This conservative relationship with the mainstream media isn’t just leading to bad reporting — it’s also poisoning our national political discourse.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/04/15/18...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#889459 Apr 18, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
Another Hate America First Poster
You communists never give up
These liberals oppose your belief and right to bear arms: Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Amin, Lenin, Mao, Chavez, Obama. Who do you trust dummy?

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