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The latest blunder comes courtesy of US Rep. Lynn Jenkins, who represents Kansas’s 2nd District. According to a bio posted on her site, Jenkins, a Republican, grew up on a farm, where she “learned the values of hard work, keeping your word, and the importance of serving your community.” But Jenkins, like many of her fellow GOP members, is incensed about the new healthcare reform bill supported by the White House.
She’s also incensed that Democrats have taken control of the House and Senate. She’s praying for a challenger. Someone who can assume the mantle of the right. Someone who holds dear traditional conservative values. And someone, apparently, who is Caucasian. Today, the Associated Press reported that Jenkins told attendees of a Kansas rally that the Republican Party was in need of a “great white hope.”
Once the media got a hold of the story Jenkins quickly began to backpedal. Through a spokeswoman, Mary Geiger, Jenkins apologized for her word choice and said she did not intend to offend anyone. The White House has not yet weighed in. It’s possible, of course, that Jenkins didn’t understand that “great white hope” is an extremely loaded term.
It was first employed near the beginning of the 20th century, when boxing promoters cast about frantically for a white fighter who could challenge Jack Johnson. Johnson, a black man, was the target of a vicious racist campaign, and in 1912, he was twice arrested for transporting white women “across state lines for immoral purposes.”
Guss it would be unfair to inform Rep Jenkins…
“Once you go Black – you can’t go back!”
Glenn Beck ‘fesses-up to being a “Dirtbag”, as well as having been financially hurt by the Boycott.
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The funniest accusation is that it is the great mysterious “Powers that be” that are putting the hurt on him – when in actuality it is hundreds of thousands of consumers who have tired of his racist and anti-American rants.
Beck admits to being a recovering alcoholic. And if that is true, I can wish him nothing but success in his continued recovery. However, if this guys stopped drinking…
Why does he still act like he’s suffering the effects of the DT’s?
Like almost any issue there are two sides. The side making the most “newsworthy” claim is likely to get the press. Such is so relative to the ongoing legal battle between the leadership of the AKA Sorority and a group of disaffected members who have charged the current Sorority President, Barbara McKinzie with fiduciary malfeasance and outright theft of the organizations’ funds.
One of the key accusations against Mrs Mckinzie is that she commissioned a $900,000 wax statue of herself to be added to The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. The Founder of the Museum, Dr. Joane M. Martin seeks to set the record straight in an open letter tot he AKA Sorors – Read the rest of this entry »
The most famous American family feud was that between the Hatfield and McCoy families who lived in the mountains on either side of the Kentucky – West Virginia border. The feud spanned about a 75 year period after the Civil War, and resulted in a number of murders, shootouts, and beat downs as each family sought revenge for the wrongs, percieved or real from the other. 100 years later the feud is memorialized in frescoes along the Tug River Dam, and has become American Legend. The families have long since buried the hatchet, and at the last joint family get together over 5,000 relatives showed up.
Probably unaware of American History, two families in Marion, Alabama – the Sawyer and Moore families seem determined to repeat it – Read the rest of this entry »