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  • 'We have nothing to lose but our chains,' #BlackLivesMatter organizer speaks in Iowa City

    02/07/2017 2:50:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | February 6, 2017 | Vanessa Miller
    IOWA CITY — Her lip quivering, Patrisse Cullors’ heart sank. It was 2013, and she was in a motel room on a website, waiting for the news of George Zimmerman’s verdict. Guilty, or not guilty, in the killing of Trayvon Martin — a black 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer while on his way home from buying candy at a convenience store. “Not guilty, and they say not guilty, and they continue to say not guilty until they say, ‘not guilty of all charges,’” Cullors, 32, of Los Angeles, recalled for a packed audience of hundreds...
  • And So I Came To Wear My Chains

    04/07/2016 9:24:10 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 12 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 4/7/2016 | blueunicorn6
    You must forgive me. It is hard for me to write. You see, I am a slave, and my chains make it hard for me to write. You ask, "How did such a big, strong man come to be a slave in this the land of the free?" There was no frantic flight followed by a dozen men holding me down. My Masters slipped my chains on me without a struggle. It was quite easy for them. "You should help your neighbor! Don't you want to help your neighbor? Have you no sympathy?", my Masters said to me. I blushed...
  • Coming to America: foreign chain restaurants in the U.S.

    03/06/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2014 | Staff
    American chain restaurants have long been fond of expanding beyond the U.S. borders – see McDonald's (MCD), KFC and Subway – and as time marches on, the trade works in reverse, too. Restaurants from Asia, Central and South America, Africa, Europe and Australia have over the years made their way to the States, bringing with them all manner of entrees, sandwiches and sweets. Some have been here a while and made sizable inroads, such as Canadian doughnut seller Tim Hortons (THI), while others are newer and smaller, like South Korean chicken shop Bonchon.
  • Voting Rights and the Chains of Memory

    07/01/2013 6:47:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | Jeff Jacoby
    Like everything else in our polarized age, reaction to the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Shelby County v. Holder divided sharply along political lines. The court held Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, effectively lifting the burden on certain states to get federal approval before making any change to their election procedures. Predictably, conservatives and liberals clashed over whether the majority opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts got the constitutional law right. But I was struck less by the legal arguments than by the angry denial on the left, especially among minorities, that the ingrained racial disenfranchisement the...
  • Syrian child tied up in chains and forced to watch the murder of her parents by Obama backed

    06/23/2013 8:56:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6/23/13 | Pamela Geller
    According to Syrian Truth’s Facebook page, the above photo is of a toddler living in the Deir ez-Zor Governate in eastern Syria, bordering Iraq. She was tied up by members of the U.S.-supported “Free Syrian Army” — which is dominated by foreign, Sunni jihadis — and made to watch as her mother and father were killed for being Shia. Here is how the Obama administration is using your tax dollars — mockingly in the name of “freedom.”
  • Remembering Their Chains

    03/19/2013 1:25:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Marvin Olasky
    I’d like to start off this column about apologetics with an apology. I apologize to all the people I’ve sat next to on airplanes, occasionally exchanging a few words about going to Atlanta but nary a mention about going to heaven. To be precise, I’m no master of evangelism. Any successes I’ve had in focusing the attention of others on what’s most important have been accidental (seems that way to me) and utterly foreordained (by God). So, you are getting the following from me as reporter, not the frequent practitioner I should be—and what I can report is that...
  • 9-Year-Old Boy at Michelle Obama Rally: ‘If Mitt Romney Win, We’ll Be Going Back to the Crop Fields’

    11/02/2012 9:37:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-02-2012 | Jason Howerton
    Kids say the darndest things. But sometimes they say shocking things. On Thursday, 9-year-old Brandon did the latter when he was asked why he wanted President Barack Obama to win a second term outside a campaign rally featuring First Lady Michelle Obama in Daytona, Fla. “Because if Mitt Romney win, we’ll be going back to the crop fields,” Brandon said, referring to the days of slavery. “We’ll be picking crops.” The father can be heard off-camera laughing. Obviously, no 9-year-old child would determine through their own reasoning that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney would send African-Americans “back to the crop...
  • Sorry Mr. Biden, But It's Your Liberalism That Chains The Poor To Dependency

    08/22/2012 5:15:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 08/22/2012 | Bill Flax
    Vice President Biden presented America with what liberals might call a “teachable moment.” Race has long served as a trump card silencing opposition. Whites wilt when challenged by race. But Biden ups the ante by insinuating Republicans trying to ease financial regulation harbor sinister intentions. Biden warns blacks, “they gonna put y’all back in chains.” More freedom, via less red-tape, translates as slavery. America is apparently so endemically prejudiced, “institutionally racist” some say, that minorities risk grave calamity without Washington’s muscular intervention. President Obama re-confirmed Biden as running-mate and refuses to repudiate him. Team Obama’s divisive message: Racist Republicans would...
  • Boston Globe: Biden should apologize for “back in chains” remark

    08/19/2012 3:06:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 17, 2012 | Staff Editorial
    When Vice President Joe Biden warned a Virginia rally of hundreds of African Americans that Republican efforts to loosen bank regulations meant “They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” Stephanie Cutter, Team Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said the president would have “no problem with those comments.” But imagine if Republican Paul Ryan uttered comments like that. Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president would be pilloried for racial insensitivity — and so would Romney. In the fight for civility and substance over pointless hyperbole, Biden may not be the worst offender. But he’s an offender nonetheless, and he should apologize....
  • Joe Biden Shakes Those Chains

    08/18/2012 2:19:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 17, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    We thought Joe Biden couldn't top--or bottom--the appalling gaffe of calling a 2010 White House bill signing ceremony "a big f___ing deal." But he just did it. In Danville, Virginia this week, Biden told a largely black audience the Republicans were going to "put y'all in chains." Now, of course, his staff is backpedaling furiously. He meant the banks. He was talking about banking de-regulation, they bleat frantically. Sure he was. If any conservative, any Republican had made such a statement, he'd have been fired. Agriculture Sec. Fred Butz was fired in 1976 within hours of telling a dirty joke...
  • Former Obama Campaign Co-Chair: Every African-American ‘Knew What Buttons’ Biden ‘Was Trying to

    08/17/2012 7:58:45 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – Former 2008 Obama campaign co-chair Artur Davis said Wednesday that everyone in the audience at Vice President Joe Biden’s rally in Danville, Va., knew “who the y’all was” and “knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains.” “If I can be direct, I’ve spoken to a few African-American audiences in my day. Every African-American in that audience knew who the y’all was, and every African-American in that audience knew what buttons he was trying to push by talking about chains,” Davis said, while campaigning for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Arlington, Va.
  • Obama, Biden, liberal media keep race bias in chains

    08/17/2012 4:57:35 PM PDT · by Marketfly1
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | August 17, 1012 | Jeff Crouere
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, talk show host Bill Cunningham was accused of racism. His crime was to use the full name of Barack Hussein Obama at a campaign rally. To liberals, including Republican nominee John McCain, it was somehow racist to mention Obama’s middle name. Never mind that the President has often referred to his middle name and it was heard by millions of Americans when he took the oath of office. Incredibly, Cunningham had crossed some sort of imaginary line created by the liberal news media and Democrats who work full time to protect Barack Obama. Now, four...
  • Are Democrats Starting to Lose It Already?

    08/16/2012 4:18:01 PM PDT · by randita · 29 replies
    Power Line ^ | 8/16/12 | Steven Hayward
    Are Democrats Starting to Lose It Already? One way in which this election is starting to resemble the 1980 election is that Democrats are starting to lose their grip and lash out in ways that even the mainstream media find over the top—like TV ads calling Romney a murderer, or Slow Joe Biden letting fly with the maxed-out race card.  Today one of MSNBC’s commentators, Toure (I guess he doesn’t have a first name?) charged Romney with the “niggerization” of Obama.  Not even Ron Burgundy could say “stay classy liberals” with a straight face at this point. In the 1980...
  • CNN's O'Brien Continues Challenging Attempt to Spin Away 'Chains' Controversy

    08/16/2012 6:09:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    Cable News Network host Soledad O'Brien has clashed often with conservative guests on her program, but on Thursday, she pressed the liberal chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus when he tried to dismiss Vice President Joe Biden's comment that Republicans wanted to "put y’all back in chains." During that morning's edition of the Starting Point program, O'Brien showed a clip of Biden's remarks, from his campaign stop in Danville, Virginia, then asked Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) what he thought about his fellow Democrat's comments. The scandal-plagued congressman responded succinctly: “Absolutely nothing.” “I would never have even paid attention to it...
  • Sharpton Says Biden's 'Chains' Remark Possibly 'Over the Top' - Then Reverts to Apologist

    08/16/2012 6:28:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2012 | Jack Coleman
    For a hot minute, it looked like Joe Biden might have lost Al Sharpton. And just as quickly, Sharpton returned to the fold. Biden has another possible entry to Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, along with his open-mic boast to President Obama in 2010 that passage of Obamacare was "a big f***ing deal." (audio clip after page break) That time Biden was vulgar. This time he was obscene. Speaking before a largely black audience in Danville, Va., on Tuesday, Biden said this -- (Romney) said in the first 100 days, he's going to let the big banks once again write their own...
  • VA Dem Doug Wilder at Romney Fundraiser

    08/16/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/16/2012 | Matthew
    A potentially large change of events as former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder appeared at a Romney fundraiser today. This came after his criticism of Joe Biden for his "chains" comments the other day. According to Pajamas Media, Wilder (D-VA) was a surprise guest and was introduced by current Governor Bob McDonnell at the fundraiser in Richmond, VA. Wilder had said that slavery was not something for Biden to joke about:
  • America's first black governor tells Joe Biden: 'Slavery is nothing to joke about.’

    08/16/2012 1:06:36 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 9 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 8/16/2012 | Toby Harnden
    America’s first black governor in modern times has become the most senior Democrat to break ranks over Joe Biden’s ‘y’all in chains’ comments, telling the Vice President: 'Slavery is nothing to joke about.' Douglas Wilder, who was governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994 and the first black governor since Reconstruction, told CNN that 'without question' Biden’s remarks in Danville, Virginia (though the veep seemed to think he was in North Carolina) 'were appeals to race'.
  • Artur Davis: Biden "in chains" comment "insulting to African-Americans"

    08/15/2012 4:16:59 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | 8/15/2012 | By Lucy Madison
    Artur Davis, a Democrat-turned-Republican former congressman from Alabama, on Wednesday accused Vice President Joe Biden of using racially divisive rhetoric that is "insulting" to African-Americans. "I know what Joe Biden was doing yesterday," Davis said in an appearance on CNN. "Every black person in that room knew who the 'y'all' was. They knew what the chains were. They knew what the metaphor was about." In remarks at a campaign event in Virginia Tuesday with a number of African-American audience members, the vice president lambasted Romney for allegedly wanting to repeal financial regulations enacted after the Wall Street crash of 2008.
  • Video: Rudy Unloads on Biden over 'Chains' Remark

    08/15/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Rarely do prominent American politicians directly and unapologetically abandon perfunctory genuflections of respect toward fellow members of the governing class -- in public, at least.  When pols savage each other and their policies, even the most caustic criticism is typically couched in a forced lexicon of camaraderie ("my friend from across the aisle," "the gentleman from Indiana," etc).  But Rudy Giuliani wasn't much interested in keeping up appearances last night when he appeared on CNBC's The Kudlow Report to react to Vice President Biden's odious "chains" comments in Virginia.  Allahpundit thinks Rudy may have been waiting for an opportunity to...
  • Black ex-gov of Va slams Biden for 'chains' remark

    08/15/2012 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2012 | unattributed
    The nation's first elected black governor, Doug Wilder of Virginia, has lambasted Vice President Joe Biden on national television for his comment Tuesday about banks keeping people "in chains." Wilder, a Democrat and a grandson of slaves, echoed indignant Republican claims that Biden's remarks before a largely black crowd in Danville, Va., brought racism into the presidential race. *** Wilder said he felt Secretary of...