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Drill Baby, Spill…

And you wonder why I am not thrilled about the possibility of drilling off the Virginia Coast?

This is rapidly shaping up to the worst environmental disaster since Exxon Valdez, eclipsing the massive spills after Hurricane Katrina.

Save a Duck –  Shoot a Republican, indeed…

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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NY State Senator Sen. Kevin Parker accuses Albany pols of being white supremecists…

More fun in the New York Senate, which would be the laughingstock of America sans Arizona and Utah!Apparently Senator Parker’s background is a colorful addendum to the infamous antics of NY pols – being known for a quick temper and facility to engage in fisticuffs with Meter Maids and members of the media.

In Facebook rant, Hothead Sen. Kevin Parker accuses Albany pols of being white supremecists(sic)

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2010 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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One Ghanaian African View of the Gates “Blame” Article

Because we are having a really good discussion here (and I thank James for his contributions to the discussion) – I thought I would throw this one in as indicative of what Africans think of the Gates article. This one is from Modern Ghana by Paul I. Adujie. I haven’t been able to pull up reactions from Nigeria yet.

Ending The Slavery Blame-Game By Henry Louis Gates, A Rejoinder

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It is with considerable agitation, and extreme irritation, with which I read Henry Louis Gates’ pedestrian essay on slave trade and reparations, published in The New York Times, titled Ending The Slavery Blame-Game.

Louis Gates is obviously seeking relevance and redemption after his arrogant altercations with a Cambridge police officer in 2009. Louis Gates it will be recalled, engaged in a shouting match in belligerent, intransigent and cantankerous manner, as he prevented a police officer from carrying out legitimate police work. At that time, it was pointed out by some, that Louis Gates was merely engaged in racial racketeering, as he accused the police officer of racism without basis. An accusation and serious charge of racism against a fine police officer, which was not based on the facts and the evidences.

Perhaps it is Henry Louis Gates’ calling card and nature, to make sundry conclusions while shirking away from the intellectual dexterity required to sift through facts and evidences, and engage in empirical analysis, particularly so, for anyone with pretension to academic credentials, and with desire to be taken seriously. In the all important matter of slave trade, slavery and overdue reparations, Gates has come with a claptrap and a hack job to absolve, exculpate and exonerate his historical tormentors?

Louis Gates lazily, engaged in this silly pretensions to rewrite and revise the well settled history of the profound evil of slavery, the worst evil, in human history, and yet, Gates offered obfuscations and parroting of recycled garbage, and sought to cover all these with his happenstance of being a Harvard University employee!

Gates’ inane contribution to revisionists efforts at retelling of the horrors and brutalities of slave trade is shameful. Gates writes about the slave trade as some sorts of friendly business transactions between willing seller and equally willing buyer, as would seller and buyer of pork barrels or barrels of sweet crude or commodities at the New York or Chicago Stock Exchanges; in which merchants of equal statuses seal deals with warm and endearing handshakes, with scheduled caviar and cocktails to follow.

Gates’ flimsy portrayals of Africans as conspiring, conniving and colluding collaborators, with those who came from thousands of miles to far away Africa, to kidnap, snatch and bundles and brutalize Africans into slavery, is an effort, which is worse than useless on the part of Gates. Gates’ melodramatic lies failed to inform his readers of Oba Ovoramwen of Benin, a king of the Bini Kingdom who was dethroned and exiled outside of his domain, because he opposed Europeans horrors and brutalities and oppression in his kingdom. And there were many others like Oba Ovaramwen and the Mau Mau, during slavery and colonialism, who opposed Europeans, and paid with their lives or were jailed by Europeans! Gates obviously have not read a single page about Belgian Congo and King Leopold? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 29, 2010 in Black History

 

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About Those 40 Virgins…

That Ship May Have Indeed Sailed...

The virginity industry

Young Arab women wait in an upmarket medical clinic for an operation that will not only change their lives, but quite possibly save it. Yet the operation is a matter of choice and not necessity. It costs about 2,000 euros (£1,700) and carries very little risk.

The clinic is not in Dubai or Cairo, but in Paris. And the surgery they are waiting for is to restore their virginity.

Whether in Asia or the Arab world, an unknown number of women face an agonising problem having broken a deep taboo. They’ve had sex outside marriage and if found out, risk being ostracised by their communities, or even murdered.

Now more and more of them are undergoing surgery to re-connect their hymens and hide any sign of past sexual activity. They want to ensure that blood is spilled on their wedding night sheets. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in Nawwwwww!, The Post-Racial Life

 

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Ya’ll All Look Alike

This one comes straight out of Jay Leno’s newspaper funnies segment. Seems someone at the Washington Post can’t tell their black revolutionaries from their black Presidents…

The Washington Post Cannot Tell Obama From Malcolm X

Washington Post Caption Error

Placing the caption “Obama touts wind energy in Iowa” under the picture of Malcom X…

Ooops! Barry X…Indeed!

Hat Tip NewsOne!

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in Nawwwwww!, The Post-Racial Life

 

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The Source of that Arizona Jiminez Crow Law

John Tanton – and the writing of the Arizona Immigration Law…

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How bad is it? Even Republicans are having heartburn –

Rove says he has ‘problems’ with AZ immigration law

Jeb Bush speaks out against Ariz. law

John Tanton was the founder of the organization FAIR, which has been the leading anti-immigration organization in the US. FAIR was started with funding from the Pioneer Fund.

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An Outside Look At The Rise of Militia In The US – Russia TV

Why is it that Russia TV and Al Jazeera do a better job at reporting on the whack jobs in the US than the American MSM?

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more about “CrossTalk: The Rise of the Militias“, posted with vodpod

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2010 in News

 

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