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The Dictator in the Black Iron Man Suit

June 30, 2012 By Lloyd Marcus My nephew, along with other fellow black family and friends, defends Obama no matter what. My young adult nephew, bless his ignorant heart, said, "All I know is Bush made a mess -- and when we get a black president, people have formed a camp to destroy him." I am sure he expresses the sentiment of a majority of blacks. I asked my brothers Jerry and David to define what it means to be black. My brothers defined being black as having nothing to do with one's behavior, but simply having what is commonly known as "black skin." It was refreshing to hear my siblings' answer. Al Sharpton and a majority of the so-called black civil rights coalition define blackness as having an urban experience, solely dependent on government for survival, always voting Democrat, and being incapable of finding one's way to acquire a photo ID. Sharpton and company consider self sufficient-blacks traitors to their race, trying to act white. All of my life, I have fought to free myself and fellow blacks from the left's efforts to force blacks to live in their "black box." For example: the left says if you are black and prefer opera over rap music, you are trying to be white. Even in schools, black students have been persecuted for having good grades and speaking proper English. This is a contributing factor to 70% of black males dropping out of school. It simply is not "cool" to be a good student. As a child, I believed there was a great big, wonderful world out there. Why must I be limited to live only in a black box? White people are free to express themselves however they please. But as a black person, my acceptable choices are limited to achievement via an urban perspective. So-called black civil rights leaders are first and foremost zealots of liberalism. Loyalty to skin color is farther down their list. This is why the NAACP so despised the first black secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Rice and Thomas achieved major success via education and hard work, sidestepping the left's rule for acceptable black achievement. They dictate that blacks succeed only in their authorized black box via government intervention and lowered standards. Even Obama had to counteract his own coming from wealth and privilege and attending Harvard. Obama had to kiss the rings of black poverty pimps Sharpton and Jackson and attend Rev. Jeremiah Wright's racist church for 20 years to win "street cred" and prove that he is down with the brothers. Blacks who support Obama to a fault are functioning on the misconception that Obama is black like them. The dirty little secret is that Obama is not black as they define blackness -- someone who looks like them, operating with their best interest at heart. Obama is first and foremost a zealot of liberalism, ruling from within a black Iron Man suit -- an indestructible suit of armor which protects him from all criticism and opposition. Sam Donaldson and a majority of his comrades in the mainstream media have launched their own re-elect Obama campaign. Their modus operandi is to declare all opposition to Obama racist -- "people on the right against a black president." Such is the narrative they plan to brand on the forehead of every patriot until the election. The mainstream media used Obama's black Iron Man suit to exempt him from the traditional vetting process of presidential wannabes. Because Obama was the presidential nominee in the black Iron Man suit, the mainstream media ignored Obama's friendship with Bill Ayers, a self-proclaimed communist who bombed government buildings in the 1960s. The media buried the story about Obama attending Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church for 20 years -- a church which taught racism against whites and that America is evil. Read more: http://www.america nthinker.com/2012/ 06/the_dictator_in _the_black_iron_ma n_suit.html#ixzz1z IrPm1NH  (Jun 30, 2012 | post #1)

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The Value of American Citizenship

June 30, 2012 By Kyle Becker The Supreme Court's mostly adverse decision on Arizona's immigration law was stark in the latitude it granted to the federal government to neglect enforcement of immigration and naturalization law. As the case yielded discretion to the executive branch to discern when it is desirable to deport "illegal " immigrants (if there are such persons any longer), we have become less a nation of laws and more a nation of men. Failing to defend the rights and interests of the citizenry is an inappropriate dereliction of duty on the part of our Supreme Court. Expecting persons to obey the legal process of immigration is not a byproduct of a lack of "empathy, " but a matter of respect for the laws, culture, traditions, and government of the nation. A century ago, millions of immigrants flocked all over the world to America, the beacon of liberty, through such ports of entry as Ellis Island and San Francisco. The diverse backgrounds of the immigrants, which represented all the historically quarrelsome nations of Europe, as well as far-fledged corners of the world from Africa to Asia, blended into American society, learned the language without complaint, and got to work without expecting a government handout. The result? America became stronger because of the contribution of immigrants to the society, culture, and economy. Now, the Democrat Party is trying to turn immigrants into yet another victim group, whose grievances are to be harnessed for yet more economic and political control. Over the course of the twentieth century, immigrants were largely grateful to make it to America, where they could seek refuge from overly domineering and dysfunctional societies. What made the country exceptional is what also made it desirable: liberty. And second- and third-generation sons and daughters of immigrants were well aware of the value of American citizenship. They had heard the horror stories of their German, East European, and Asian parents and grandparents and were among the most patriotic of Americans. Every Independence Day, one could count on immigrants speaking broken English to proudly fly their bright red, white, and blue flags, to belt out the lyrics of the Star-Spangled Banner by heart, and to blow a wad of cash on spectacular fireworks. Now the Fourth of July has become just another day on the calendar when Americans don't have to work, and it is barely more revered in the culture than May 1st, Labor Day, or Earth Day. Whereas immigrants used to cry out of pride and gratitude at citizenship ceremonies, immigrants are now virtually made to cry from believing that most of the country hates them, seeks to oppress them, and will probably deport them by stealth of night if they don't vote Democrat. Such ideas are insinuated in their minds by a president whose background displays shallow American roots indeed, and who has gone so far as to call Republicans "enemies " to a Hispanic audience. The president has been shy displaying his supposed pride in the nation. Proclaiming his desire to "fundamentall y transform" the country, declaring himself a "citizen of the world," failing to salute the flag at public ceremonies, bowing overseas to foreign heads of state, and alienating our historical allies are all signs that point to someone who has more than a slight grudge against the nation. How someone can be as blessed as President Obama, even so much as to be elected the president of the most influential country in the world, can have so many grievances about that same country is a bit of a paradox. But whatever the reason, his lack of faith in the veracity of the founders' vision and his obvious belief of the unfairness of the market system have a deleterious effect on the culture. Immigrants pick up on the vibe, and instead of esteeming their new home, Read more: http://www.america nthinker.com/2012/ 06/the_value_of_am erican_citizenship .html#ixzz1zIptnO4 v  (Jun 30, 2012 | post #1)

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The Chief Justice Done Good

Chief Justice John Roberts has handed a remarkable victory to American conservatives by threading the judicial needle with perfect precision. The initial disappointment collectively felt by Americans who had hoped for a Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Obamacare soon will be replaced, upon further reflection, by the excitement that will come with a fuller appreciation of what the Chief Justice has wrought. First, almost completely unnoticed, the Chief Justice voted with his four conservative colleagues in drawing an unprecedented red line against Washington wielding the Constitution's Commerce Clause in the future to justify federal intrusion into the personal lives of Americans. This decision will restrict American Presidents and future Congresses for a generation and more. Until Thursday's decision, for more than 70 years, virtually every leading Supreme Court decision on the reach of the Commerce Clause has sided with federal intrusion. Although there have been isolated exceptions -- e.g., United States v. Lopez, 514 U.S. 549 (1995) (limiting federal regulation regarding carrying guns near schools) and United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598 (2000) (limiting power of the federal government to expand rights of women to sue attackers) -- the leading cases on the Commerce Clause, often relying on precedents like Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942) (holding that Congress could prevent a person from growing wheat for his own personal consumption on his own private land), have held that the federal government can force Americans to do or not do, to buy or not buy, virtually anything if couched as an act to facilitate or regulate interstate commerce. Wickard "always has been regarded as the ne plus ultra of expansive Commerce Clause jurisprudence. " (Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, JJ., dissenting, By Dov Fischer Read more: http://www.america nthinker.com/2012/ 06/the_chief_justi ce_done_good.html# ixzz1zIoouBFa  (Jun 30, 2012 | post #1)

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What is the penalty

10 10 at this time.  (Mar 18, 2012 | post #3)

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What is the penalty

What is the penalty in North Carolina for driving with a revoked tag, insurance is good so is drivers license. is it a misdemeanor or felony  (Mar 18, 2012 | post #1)

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Sorry Fluke

Rush is Right  (Mar 3, 2012 | post #8)

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Sorry Fluke

Have a Good day Nancy Pelosi  (Mar 3, 2012 | post #7)

Asheville, NC

Sorry Fluke

March 2, 2012 Lloyd Marcus The Fluke contraception controversy is Democrat inspired. It is yet another example of Democrats promoting and trying to force all Americans to fund behavior many Americans would consider to be sinful. We taxpayers are minding our own business. We are, for the most part, passively ignoring America's cultural rot. But our passivity is not enough for the Democrats. They demand that we pay for behaviors which are in conflict with the principles, values and faith of many Americans. Ms Fluke, Americans do not care how many out-of-wedlock sexual encounters you may have. But, when you go before Congress in an attempt to demonize us for not subsidizing your activities, you are infringing on our freedom; forcing your values down our throats. You guys on the left are always the aggressors. When we say "no", your media machine attempts to portray us as the aggressive bad guys. Also, am I weird or old-fashioned for thinking it a bit shameful for a woman to go before congressional committee to basically say, I sleep around a lot and demand that taxpayers pay for my birth-control? Fluke is a prime example of how nothing is shameful any more, which is in-keeping with the moral relativism philosophy taught in colleges. Moral Relativism in a nutshell says nothing is right or wrong and no one has a right to judge the morality of anything. Think about this folks. We have TV talk shows themed on finding the father of a unmarried pregnant woman's baby. The exploitative TV host tries to sound passionate. Today we have poor pregnant Sherri who has slept with 27 guys. We have brought all 27 of these scumbags on the show to discover through DNA testing who is the daddy. Good Lord, remember when an unmarried woman was ashamed of being pregnant by her one boyfriend? Today, women who have fornicated with every male within a ten block radius of their home go on national TV and are celebrated as victims. Ms Fluke, sleep around with whomever you please. Christians and most Americans defend your right to do so. However, the line in the sand is when you and your Democrat enablers demand that we taxpayers pay for your sexual encounters.  (Mar 2, 2012 | post #1)

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Would you vote for Obama or Herman Cain? or others

Rockin Randall "Hank"  (Oct 13, 2011 | post #1)

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Hank Williams Jr.sends a message to Obama - watch new vid...

Hank Williams Jr. If the South would�v e won we'd a had it made, I'd prob�ly run for President of the Southern State. The day Elvis passed away would be our national holiday, If the South would a won we'd had a it made. I'd make my Supreme Court down in Texas, And we wouldn't have no killers gettin� off free. If they were proven guilty, then they would swing quickly, Instead of writin� books and smilin� on T.V. We'd all learn Cajun cookin in Louisiana, And I'd put that capitol back in Alabama. We'd put Florida on the right track �cause, we'd take Miami back, And throw all them pushers in the slammer. If the South would�v e won we'd a had it made, I'd prolly run for President of the Southern States. The day young Skynyrd died we�d show our Southern Pride, If the South would a won we'd had a it made. I'd have all the whiskey made in Tennessee, And all the horses raised in those Kentucky hills. The national treasury would be in Tupelo, Mississippi And I'd put Hank William&#65533 ;s picture on one hundred dollar bills. I'd have all the cars made in the Carolina's, And I'd ban all the ones made in China. I'd have every girl and child sent to Georgia to learn to smile, And talk with that southern accent that drives me wild. I'd have all the fiddles made in Virginia Cause they sure can make'em sound so fine. I'm goin up on Wolverton mountain and see ole Clinton Powers, And have a sip of his good ole Arkansas wine. Hey, if the South woulda won we'd had it made I'd prolly run for President of the Southern States, When Patsy Cline passed away that would be our national holiday, If the South woulda won we'd a had it made. If the South woulda won we'd a had it made.  (Oct 13, 2011 | post #13)

Asheville, NC

President may pay a 3rd visit to Asheville

HANK WILLIAMS JR. LYRICS "Keep The Change" I'll keep my freedom I'll keep my guns Try to keep my money And my religion too Try to keep on workin' Try to keep on smilin' I will keep my Christian name And y'all can keep the change I'll keep my heroes Pictures on the wall I'll keep my family safe You bluff when I call I'm gonna keep my big V8 Keep my friends the same Keep the government outta my business And y'all can keep the change This country's sure as hell been goin' down the drain We know what we need We know who to blame United Socialist States of America How do you like that name? I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change So FOX and friends Wanna put me down Ask for my opinion Then twist it all around Supposed to be talkin' about my father's new CD Well two can play that "Gotcha Game" just wait and see Don't tread on me This country's sure as hell been goin' down the drain We know what we need We know who to blame United Socialist States of America Don't ya just love that name? I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change I'll keep the USA and y'all can keep the change Yeah, you can keep FOX and friends and ESPN outta your homes too Cause Bocephus and all his rowdy friends and his song is outta there! Yessir!  (Oct 13, 2011 | post #14)

Asheville, NC

Obama and the Drug Cartels

By Elise Cooper WWW.AMERICANTHINKE R.COM The Obama administration is once again throwing curveballs to the American public on their policy for dealing with the Mexican drug cartels. They are constantly stating that the border is safe and secure. This July there were new directives issued that would supposedly help curtail the drugs coming into America from Mexico. One of these new directives requires gun dealers in the Southwestern border states, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, to file a report with ATF when a person buys two or more semiautomatic rifles within five days. The administration sees this as an attempt to disrupt the weapon trafficking networks that divert firearms to the gun cartels. really unprecedented efforts to making sure that the border is safe and secure," which is why she felt that the school programs were emphasized. Everyone interviewed strongly felt that Napolitano's statement was completely false and the administration needs to make the border secure and safe. Although education and prevention are a component, demand will always be a factor and the immediate problem is not going to be solved by school anti-drug programs. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne cited the fact that last year, just in the Tucson sector, there were 400,000 who crossed the border. Leo Banks, an Arizona journalist, stressed that there are fewer workers coming across, but there are more corridors that are out of control, with more drug traffickers "who are a nasty bunch, bolder, more violent, more sophisticated, and unafraid." There are isolated incidents spilling over into the US from kidnappings and murders, to bullets flying across the border. In Arizona Horne told of incidents of drug cartel violence: a beheading in Chandler, a policeman and one of his investigators shot, and a rancher killed. Lucy Nashed, Deputy Press Secretary to Texas Governor Rick Perry, commented that the drug traffickers have become "increasingly confrontational in protecting their lucrative criminal enterprises ... It is an affront to suggest our border is secure as innocent lives on both sides continue to be threatened due to ongoing drug cartel violence. This administration's comments prove that they either don't understand or don't care about the turmoil occurring along our border." Arizona Assemblyman John Kavanagh was of the same opinion as Sheriff Larry Dever who warns that the "the tentacles of the drug cartels reach far beyond the border. They have a network throughout the entire country. Every community throughout the US is at risk. Those of us on the border fight the battle every day. These communities will be the first to state when they feel safe and their livelihood is protected." The drugs do not stay on the border as evidenced by Arizona Assemblywoman Peggy Judd's statistics: "Drugs coming across the border are worth $9/lb., in Tucson they are worth $400/lb., in Phoenix $600/lb., and in Washington DC $1000/lb." It is a fact that drugs and illegals come north and the money goes south. But do guns go south as well -- and will President Obama's new directive help? The ATF Fast and Furious fiasco did not try to stop gun dealers from selling to suspicious characters, but rather asked gun dealers to sell to them. According to Arizona State Senator Gail Griffin "the President did not apply his directive to his own ATF. He needs to clean up his own backyard before imposing regulations on the general public."FULL SYORY www.americanthinke r.com  (Jul 31, 2011 | post #1)

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Queer Theory vs. Reality in Chicago's Boystown

Center. "The problem is that Chicago is geographically segregated, and queers of color are trekking all the way to the mostly white Boystown to get services they need; now the affluent area where COH is located is having trouble adjusting. I had heard rumblings within the COH staff and volunteers that the older queers were not happy with how loud the youth could be." The critics of those having trouble adjusting maintain that GLBT youth are just living the life that queer theory demands. "Queer is by definition whatever is at odds with the normal, the legitimate, the dominant." The older GLBT management of the Center and the older visitors to Boystown are not up to speed on the theory that supports their lifestyle. If living by queer theory is the future, then older GLBT members of the community are on the wrong side of history when it comes to changes in Boystown. Older GLBT members of the community want to maintain the traditional patterns of segregation in Chicago. Yet, their proposal put forth to stem the violence, to take back Boystown and to make the neighborhood safe for old-fashioned queers, rubs up against queer theory the wrong way. Some older residents of Boystown demand an increased police presence. That demand is considered reactionary by those who look aand adhering to so-called traditional gender roles so much so that it has resulted in "homonormativ ity." Furthermore, "... homonormative social construction leaves out LGBTQ people who are immigrants, people of color, and/or working-class since its goals are centered on helping white, middle-class, gay and lesbian Americans become more integrated into white, middle-class, heterosexual America." Queer theory wants to include those who are left out, even if it means Boystown going up in flames. It looks like the residents of Boystown have to make a decision about how far they want to take queer theory. Should older, white GLBTs surrender their community to what queer theory demands -- an influx of minority youths, or, do the residents and bar owners of Boystown want the police to put a stop to crime and violence? Here is high drama for those who love drama. Not only is Boystown burning, but all this theory and turmoil makes for heads spinning t the world through the pink glasses of queer theory. An outsider has to wonder, too, if the gay bar owners along Halsted would prefer queer theory over lower taxes, safer streets, and less government regulation. According to the Chicago Tribune, "Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) reiterated his ... statement that he was exploring how to increase police presence in the neighborhood, which included proposing an "entertainmen t detail" to help beat officers. Others said that residents and business owners are prejudiced against minority youth who seek safe haven and resources in Boystown[.]" It is minority youth that is the problem for those who do not subscribe to queer theory. A reviewer of Roderick Furgeson's book, Race-ing Homonomativity, lays out the situation of minority youth in somewhat tortured prose. He writes, "[W]hite gay and lesbian acceptance into American citizenship is due to the race and class of that particular group of people. Most importantly ... this acceptance has led to homosexuality being socially constructed as white, middle-class,  (Jul 22, 2011 | post #2)

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Queer Theory vs. Reality in Chicago's Boystown

July 22, 2011 By Robert Klein Engler American Thinker Things are not going well in the gay neighborhood Chicagoans call Boystown. "Tempers flared, emotions ran wild and tension was high ... at a community meeting held to discuss the recent crime in Boystown, including the videotaped stabbing of a 25-year-old man[.]" Some commentators say Boystown is burning. That's the view suggested by writer Keith Ecker. He writes in Windy City Times, "In response to violent criminal incidents in the gayborhood, Facebook users launched a page on June 28 called 'Take Back Boystown[.]'" In one day, the group garnered more than 700 members. While some are thinking progressively by lobbying for increased citizen-led patrols and communication with police, others seem to be capitalizing on this issue to voice their racial prejudices. Clearly, there is outrage, consternation, and anger among Boystown's residents and business owners. Yet none of this outrage was supposed to happen. This anger and outrage is not what we'd predict from those who lived their life informed by queer theory. There are many ways to look at queer theory. Some cynics see it as a theory about the social construction of sexuality born from feminism. Feminism was in turn born from resentment. Queer theory, in the words of Nietzsche, is a granddaughter of all who despair. If this way of looking at queer theory is valid, then we have here a living contradiction. Those who are gay are in despair about their neighborhood. Other writers, like David Halperin, maintain that "[q]ueer is by definition whatever is at odds with the normal, the legitimate, the dominant. There is nothing in particular to which it necessarily refers. It is an identity without an essence. 'Queer' then, demarcates not a positivity but a positionality vis--vis the normative." Halperin's definition is the one which many academics who study gay life support. So, what's the problem in Boystown? Are queers not being queer enough? Are they no longer living a life of theory? Has queer theory come up against the rock of reality and is stopped cold in its tracks? To complicate matters in Boystown, there is disagreement about the role that the Center on Halsted plays in the community. The Center on Halsted opened in 2007, and according to its website, it brings a "wide array of LGBT organizations and resources in the city together to collaborate, share resources and extend their reach ... our mission is simple: In a safe and nurturing environment, the Center ... serves as a catalyst for the LGBT community that ... enriches life experiences." In spite of this positive statement, some in the Boystown community blame the Center as a source of the growing violence in the neighborhood. They argue that what was supposed to be a resource for GLBTs in Boystown has turned into a drug rehab center with a Whole Foods supermarket attached. According to Think Pink Radio, a scandal is brewing at the  (Jul 22, 2011 | post #1)

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