Un-freakin- believable that this has been held up for so long, leaving the folks in Minnesota without representation from their elected Senator.
Well – the good news is that the Senate now has a 60 Seat Democrat majority which could stymie Republican efforts to derail progress. Let’s hope they use it soon to correct some of the politically motivated decision of the SCUMUS 5, get the Health Care Bill Moving…
And finally get the country back on the right track.
Nearly eight months after Election Day, Al Franken, a former comedian and an author, appeared certain on Tuesday to become the next United States senator from Minnesota, giving the Democratic Party at least symbolic control over Senate filibusters. Read the rest of this entry »
You know – as much as conservatives and their black acolyte Uncle Toms try and beat black folks down by constantly haranguing about that portion of the black population which doesn’t do well, or is failing…
Every day, we have standouts like the Stephen Allsop.
Stephen Allsop, biology junior and jazz studies minor at North Carolina Central University, has been awarded the 2009-2010 Barry Goldwater Scholarship for mathematical and scientific excellence. Read the rest of this entry »
If you think this is about Ricci – You’re wrong (mostly).
The election of a black President of the United States has sent shock waves through the ever shrinking conservative Republican community. The sort of thing not seen in this country since 1929 when the Stock Market Crash resulted in folks jumping out of windows in high buildings…
The fear and loathing on the part of white conservatives has been palpable, with talks of secession from the Union being bandied around in conservative circles in several states. After all, what white conservative could stand being subordinate to a black man?
With the summer Movie blackbuster season well under way, possibly the top movie of the summer will be released this week detailing some of the life of John Dillinger, played by possibly the best actor of his age group, Johnny Depp.
In the 1930 Depression era, bank robbers and gangters became pop culture heroes – John Dillinger, “Baby Face” Nelson, “Pretty Boy” Floyd, “Machine Gun” Kelly, Bonnie & Clyde, and probably the most deadly gang – that of “Ma” Barker’s boys and Alvin Karpis.
Whereas once it was criminals robbing banks – it’s now the banks robbing the public. And like the criminals of the 1930’s – it’s time for the Feds to step in –
Five neatly dressed young men answered “Yes Sir,” on Friday as state District Judge Tom Yeager asked them if they accepted the terms of a deal that included pleading no contest to misdemeanor simple battery. Read the rest of this entry »
Why? Because their support of “life” is narrowly confined to abortion. The fact that 10,000 or more black babies die a year due to substandard prenatal healthcare, another 10,000 die in the first year – and another 50-80,000 black American die a year due to substandard health care – and when combined with the unnecessary deaths of Hispanic and other minorities results in a Rwanda sized genocide, right here in America every 4 years…
Isn’t something on the agenda.
Rep. Christopher Shays (R-CT)Save the Dogs FEMA! They obviously are more valuable than black and brown folks dying as the flood waters rose in Katrina
The christian right is perfectly happy to aid and abet in the murder of tens of thousand of black and brown babies a year through their support of right-wing racism in the form of conservative politics – as long as the mother doesn’t choose to abort the baby.
And as usual, whether with the”coonservative” talking heads and writers whose specialty and stock in trade is excoriating “black depravity” – the Pro-Genocide right tries to put a black face in front to convince some weak minded black folks that genocide is good for them…
An African-American priest who graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1989 told the National Right to Life convention June 19 that he was “heartbroken” when he learned that Notre Dame planned to honor U.S. President Barack Obama at its 2009 commencement. Read the rest of this entry »
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) – Officials have identified a body found in northwest Indiana as that of a missing Portage toddler, and the child’s baby sitter and her boyfriend have been charged with her murder.
Eighteen-year-old Engelica Castillo and 24-year-old Tim Tkachik, both of Hobart, were being held without bond Friday in the Lake County Jail. They are charged with murder, neglect of a dependent, battery and false informing.
Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter said he is quite certain that the child’s body found Thursday afternoon is that of 2-year-old Jada Justice. But, he said a formal identification still needs to be done. An autopsy on the body is scheduled to be conducted on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »
Detroit — Detroit City Council President Pro Tem Monica Conyers pleaded guilty to a felony today in connection with a city sludge hauling contract scandal. Detroit’s top federal prosecutor said no other City Council members would be charged in connection with the investigation. Read the rest of this entry »
Here is an interview of Cynthia McKinney, who is apparently on a boat near Cyprus trying to run the Israeli blockade of shipments to Gaza (I haven’t figured out yet how you get a boat to Gaza… but whatever…).