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Ed Shultz – The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead.

Ed Schultz:

“Hold it right there! The Republicans lie! They want to see you dead. They’d rather make money off your dead corpse. They kind of like it when that woman has cancer and they don’t have anything for her.”

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Rep. Alan Grayson on the Republican Health Care Plan –

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in American Genocide

 

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Rare Sighting! A Democrat With Cajones

Hat Tip to Real Clear Politics for this one. RCP commentary tends to lean disproportionally to the right, but unlike a true conservative site they also publish opinions from the left. As such, there are some real gems there like this one from –

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL):

“I apologize to the dead and their families that we haven’t voted sooner to end this holocaust in America. I yield the rest of my time.”


Rep Grayson is using the 47,000 a year number developed by Harvard researchers which is limited to people WITHOUT any health care. That number doesn’t take into account the tens of thousands who die because of LIMITED Health Care, SUBSTANDARD health care, or lack of PREVENTATIVE care…

It also doesn’t include how many African Americans die each year because of racial differentials in care within the current system.

When you start looking at Infant Mortality rates, which seem to be intentionally jumbled such as to prevent coming up with real bottom line numbers (unlike crime statistics), you start seeing that something between 2 and 4% of all black babies in some areas of this country die due to inadequate pre- and post natal care before their first year of life…

It looks a lot like Genocide.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in American Genocide

 

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Right Wing Targeting… Who?

Rachael … Again!

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Let’s take a look at those Right Wing Targets…

Van Jones

Van Jones

ACORN Presidnet Bertha Lewis

ACORN Presidnet Bertha Lewis

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Patrick Gaspard

SEIU - We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

SEIU - 54 percent of all full-time Black workers in the United States receive low wages, working for $12.87 an hour or less - Unionization raises African American workers' wages by $2.00/hour (11.2 percent)

Naaaaaaahhhh! There couldn’t possibly be any similarity here!

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Uncle Tom Alert! The HNIC to the Defense!

Thomas L, Friedman recently wrote an OP-ED piece in the NYT entitled Where Did We Go, discussing the chilling similarities between the current status of right-wing efforts to de-legitimize President Obama and the same efforts against Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin leading to his assassination…

Kennedy Assasination

I hate to write about this, but I have actually been to this play before and it is really disturbing.

I was in Israel interviewing Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin just before he was assassinated in 1995. We had a beer in his office. He needed one. I remember the ugly mood in Israel then — a mood in which extreme right-wing settlers and politicians were doing all they could to delegitimize Rabin, who was committed to trading land for peace as part of the Oslo accords. They questioned his authority. They accused him of treason. They created pictures depicting him as a Nazi SS officer, and they shouted death threats at rallies. His political opponents winked at it all.

And in so doing they created a poisonous political environment that was interpreted by one right-wing Jewish nationalist as a license to kill Rabin — he must have heard, “God will be on your side” — and so he did.

Others have already remarked on this analogy, but I want to add my voice because the parallels to Israel then and America today turn my stomach: I have no problem with any of the substantive criticism of President Obama from the right or left. But something very dangerous is happening. Criticism from the far right has begun tipping over into delegitimation and creating the same kind of climate here that existed in Israel on the eve of the Rabin assassination.

Notice two things about Friedman’s piece:

  1. He limits his criticism to “far right”, and “extreme right”.
  2. He says nothing about race.

Along comes Uncle Mikkie, stumbling all over himself to suck conservative weenie, and defend his conservative Massas – even though the “far right” and “extreme right” make up (theoretically) only a small segment of the Party his HNIC for – Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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The Father of Black Invention

National Clothesline, a Trade magazine of the clothing industry is reporting that the inventor of Drycleaning was actually an Africa American man, who quite possibly received the first US Patent awarded a black person for the process in 1821. His name was Thomas L. Jennings –

Jolly, a French tailor, has long been credited with an accidental discovery that led to drycleaning as we know it today. After spilling the contents of a paraffin lamp onto a greasy tablecloth, he watched as the stains disappeared. He went on to open the first drycleaning shop and the craft grew from there. So the story goes, with variations, including the date of the discovery, which is reported as 1825 in some sources and as the 1840s in others.
dry clean
But an American received a patent for a drycleaning process well before even the earliest date attributed to Jolly’s discovery. This was brought to light at last month’s International Drycleaners Congress convention by Masashi Shimenoki of the Textile Care Information Service Inc. in Japan.
Speaking during a convention session in Beijing, China, last month Shimenoki reported that Thomas L. Jennings received a patent for his drycleaning process in 1821. According to the U.S. Patent Office, Jenning’s process, which he called “dry scouring,” is likely the first U.S. patent awarded to an African-American. Read the rest of this entry »
 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in Black History, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Rep Trent Franks – Obama “An Enemy to Humanity”

Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) is a member of Congress, and as such a member of the US Government. Here, he is seen demonizing President Obama at a radical right wing meeting as “An enemy of humanity”, legitimizing actions against President Obama, up to and including attempting to assassinate him…

Methinks the boy needs a serious sit down with the Congressional Ethics Committee – followed by some quality time with the Secret Service.

Thi is way over the top for a Government official.

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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Chavez and Faux News

Now, my Spanish is a bit rusty – but I believe the interpreter here “cleaned up” a bit of the language for broadcast…

That smell of suphur…

Indeed.

Back to your think tank, Faux News!

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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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