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  • Beating the Racism Card

    09/20/2011 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2011 | J.R. Dunn, Consulting Editor
    Obama is finished. It's not so much the past six weeks, rough as they were, as his own actions and responses that have finished him...........These were not the actions of a leader, a statesman, or even an adult. They will be neither forgiven nor forgotten. It's hard to see how he recovers from any of this. (And this is not even to mention the unfolding Solyndra, LightSquared, and Fast and Furious scandals; add the AttackWatch debacle and my cup runneth over.) He has no shred of reputation left to build on, no reservoir of goodwill to draw from. His approval...
  • Ex-NBA player accuses restaurant of discrimination

    09/13/2011 12:29:35 PM PDT · by triumphant values · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2011 | Greg Bluestein
    ATLANTA (AP) -- The retired NBA All-Star and a friend claim they were ousted from the bar of a ritzy Atlanta restaurant because they were black. The restaurant says they weren't the victims of a discriminatory policy, but a long-standing practice rooted in Southern hospitality that allows women a seat at the bar when the place is packed. Those arguments were made Monday at the start of the weeklong federal trial of a lawsuit filed by Joe Barry Carroll and attorney Joseph Shaw. The two say they were humiliated when a security guard escorted them from the Tavern at Phipps...
  • The Disfranchisement of Our Military Voters

    09/08/2011 7:51:25 PM PDT · by seekthetruth · 44 replies
    Eric Eversole and Hans A Von Spakovsky ^ | September 8, 2011 | SeekTheTruth
    The Disfranchisement of Our Military Voters By Hans A. von Spakovsky and Eric Eversole Published September 07, 2011 | Time and again, Eric Holder’s Justice Department and its Civil Rights Division has shown how highly partisan it is. From its dismissal of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, to its harassment of jurisdictions with voter ID laws, the Division has proven that its far-left liberal ideology determines whether it will enforce (or not enforce) the law. Now it is ignoring the plight of military voters.
  • Monumental Hubris (Chinese laborers worked on MLK memorial)

    09/07/2011 7:13:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 5, 2011 | Daniel J. Flynn
    Will work for national honor. We don’t know if the Chinese stonemasons who built the new Martin Luther King memorial got the job by shoving a sign bearing that message into the faces of its overseers. We know only that unpaid, nonunion, foreign nationals built the massive shrine on the Mall. They toiled for “national honor” and “to bring glory to the Chinese people,” one of them explained to an investigator hired by the DC-area stonemasons promised the job. Happy Labor Day! Martin Luther King died in Memphis supporting a strike by the city’s garbagemen. So it’s not a stretch...
  • Democrats Fight Against the Nation's Most Visible Civil Rights Movement (Not a Repeat from 1964)

    09/06/2011 4:33:25 AM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 3 replies
    All American Blogger ^ | 9-6-11 | Duane Lester
    What is the oldest civil rights organization in America? Give up? Established in 1871, it’s the National Rifle Association. Yeah, I know. It surprised me when I found that out too. I never really considered them to be a “civil rights” organization, but they are on the front lines of defending the Second Amendment and constantly under attack by liberals. When you look at what the Tea Party is fighting for, lower taxes, free markets, the reduction of government’s role and impact in our lives, you can see these are civil rights issues also, making the Tea Party a civil...
  • Universal Healthcare and gun control lead to the holocaust 4:The Byrd Supremacy

    08/25/2011 11:56:28 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | John Hunter
    In episode 4 on how gun control and socialized medicine leads to genocide, we see in America how medical scince under the influence of liberals was used to promote racism slavery and apartheid here and in South Africa. One of universal healthcare's biggest supporters wasthe Ku Klux Klan which has always been Democratic and Socialistic. Among its more violent and fanatical supporters was former senator and grand cyclops the late Robert Byrd who worked tirelessly to advance universal healthcare in the united states, ushering in a new dark era of socialism.
  • Iowa fires three civil rights investigators for emails

    08/23/2011 11:18:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    globegazette ^ | aug 2011
    <p>Three Iowa civil rights investigators have been fired after sending hundreds of gossipy emails calling co-workers derogatory nicknames like "Psycho," "Monster," and "Roid Rage," and forwarding pictures that made fun of fat people, Wal-Mart customers and others, according to public records and interviews.</p>
  • A Politicized Justice Department Strikes Again

    08/20/2011 6:48:54 PM PDT · by rhema · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The Department of Justice is now prosecuting a 79-year-old grandfather. The reason: Richard Retta walks alongside women on the sidewalk outside a Planned Parenthood abortion facility and offers women hope that they can carry their babies to term. “They go in and they’re kind of sullen in what they’re doing, and I’m sure there’s a lot of sorrow there,” Retta says in a short video by Pro-Life Unity. “But when they change their mind, most of the times they’re smiling, they’re happy. And they’re willing to talk to us,” he says. This is the first time, in over a decade...
  • Movie: The Help -- designed to incite violence

    08/22/2011 6:05:46 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 137 replies · 1+ views
    This movie, "The Help" has been written, filmed and distributed with the sole purpose of inciting violence at a politically fragil time in this country. Yes, some of the events in the movie occurred, but it is nowhere representative of society as a whole. As a matter of fact, the historical background of a lot of leading Democrats would tie directly to this film, but getting the general public to notice that at this time would be futile. Some unbelievably emotional scenes exist in this movie to denigrate white society to the fullest. I can not believe the timing of...
  • THIS WEEK Web Extra: Huntsman on a Mormon Controversy

    08/21/2011 5:40:59 AM PDT · by Not gonna take it anymore · 8 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2011 6:00 PM | Jake Tapper
    TAPPER: Do you think it's fair for reporters or members of the public to ask candidates about their faith? HUNTSMAN: I think it's fair, but it doesn't matter what I think about it, reporters are going to ask regardless.
  • Free cell phones are now a civil right

    08/05/2011 4:50:51 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 26 replies
    Pennsylvanians on public assistance now have a new ‘civil right’ — free cell phones. Meanwhile, the rest of us get to pay higher cell bills as a result. Recently, a federal government program called the Universal Service Fund came to the Keystone State and some residents are thrilled because it means they can enjoy 250 minutes a month and a handset for free, just because they don’t have the money to pay for it. Through Assurance Wireless and SafeLink from Tracfone Wireless these folks get to reach out and touch someone while the cost of their service is paid for...
  • Free cell phones are now a civil right

    08/02/2011 4:00:47 PM PDT · by iowamark · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 1, 2011 | Abby W. Schachter
    Pennsylvanians on public assistance now have a new 'civil right' -- free cell phones. Meanwhile, the rest of us get to pay higher cell bills as a result. Recently, a federal government program called the Universal Service Fund came to the Keystone State and some residents are thrilled because it means they can enjoy 250 minutes a month and a handset for free, just because they don't have the money to pay for it. Through Assurance Wireless and SafeLink from Tracfone Wireless these folks get to reach out and touch someone while the cost of their service is paid for by...
  • APNewsBreak: Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt

    07/29/2011 8:04:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 29/7/11 | Ula Ilnytzky
    ...she wrote a detailed and harrowing account of nearly being raped by a white neighbor who employed her as a housekeeper in 1931. The six-page essay, written in her own hand many years after the incident, is among thousands of her personal items currently residing in the Manhattan warehouse and cramped offices of Guernsey's Auctioneers, which has been selected by a Michigan court to find an institution to buy and preserve the complete archive. Civil rights historian Danielle McGuire said she had never before heard of the attempted rape of Parks and called the find among Parks' papers astounding. It...
  • Rick Perry: Abortion is a states’ rights issue ("You either believe in the 10th Amendment or Not")

    07/28/2011 6:03:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2011 | Allahpundit
    A smart middle-ground play for independents, but I thought he was supposed to be the great evangelical hope. Last week he said he was “fine” with New York legalizing gay marriage before clarifying today that he’s not fine with gay marriage itself. (In fact, he supports a Federal Marriage Amendment.) Now this. Why would a social-conservative voter looking for a champion who has traction in the polls prefer him to, say, Bachmann?Maybe Perry’s willing to shed some votes in Iowa in exchange for picking some up in New Hampshire. Despite holding personal pro-life beliefs, Texas Gov. Rick Perry categorized abortion...
  • Does trial by Jury still work?

    07/12/2011 10:06:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 35 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | 7/11/11 | Mainestategop
    I've meant to write about this for sometime but the recent verdict with Casey Anthony was what brought me into writing it. This incident is disgusting and shows that the jury trial, which was considered an important right and cornerstone in our nation's founding HAS been undermined. It shows how far we have drifted from our Christian values and the philosophical values of our godly founders who gave us this great nation. My view of why this happened can be summed up by Rush Limbaugh who pointed to the so called pro-choice movement that advocates legal murder for babies... "You...
  • Atheists Should Study Gay Political Playbook

    07/06/2011 7:52:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/29/2011 | Susan Jacoby
    Atheists and agnostics have a lot to learn from gays about the essential role of coming out in any long-term battle for personal respect and political recognition in American society. When New York’s state Senate passed a historic bill legalizing gay marriage last weekend, I happened to be attending a reunion of my eighth-grade class at St. Thomas Aquinas School in East Lansing, MI. A striking fact about this group of men and women, raised on the Catholic and American verities of the 1950s, was that many of my classmates, influenced by gay relatives and friends, long ago discarded the...
  • Sharpton: Pension reform initiative is civil rights violation

    06/28/2011 7:20:31 PM PDT · by magellan · 25 replies
    KUSI Television ^ | June 27, 2011 | Tom Jordan
    Civil rights leader Al Sharpton is in San Diego talking about the pension reform initiative. He had a nine-minute discussion with KUSI's Tom Jordan that became a bit heated. We've edited the conversation down to about five minutes, but the context remains the same. Sharpton says the City's proposed pension reform initiative is a civil rights violation, and that attention should instead be placed on taxing the wealthy.
  • For Many Immigrants, Marriage Vote Resonates (Gays, immigrants the same?? huh?)

    06/27/2011 9:41:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27.6.2011 | Sam Dolnick
    Some may have seen Mr. Díaz, a Democrat and a Pentecostal minister, as the Latino representative on the issue, but several same-sex couples in Queens — from Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico — would debate that, if they were not so busy planning their weddings. “He pretends to speak for all of us, for Latinos, and I really do not think he does,” said Ana Maria Archila, a Colombian who decided on Friday night to marry her longtime partner after the State Senate voted to make same-sex unions legal.....Advocates for the two groups say that immigrants and gay...
  • ‘Gay Marriage,’ Libertarians, and Civil Rights

    06/27/2011 7:43:28 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/27/2011 | George Weigel
    According to a New York Times story of June 25, an essential part of the coalition that brought “gay marriage” to the Empire State consisted of Republican financial high-rollers who gave Republican legislators cover for voting in favor of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “marriage equality” bill while generously funding the pro–“gay marriage” ground campaign, and who “were inclined to see the issue as one of personal freedom, consistent with their more libertarian views.” More intellectual and political confusion would be hard to pack into one sentence. “Gay marriage” in fact represents a vast expansion of state power: In this instance, the...
  • Department of Labor employees deface posters equating gay rights with civil rights

    06/21/2011 2:52:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/11 | Matthew Boyle
    The Daily Caller has obtained two photographs from inside the Department of Labor (DOL) elevators where Obama administration employees have again defaced photos equating gay rights with civil rights. A worker or group of workers in the DOL ripped off a portion of these posters that compared gay rights to African American civil rights.Pictured prominently on the poster is Bayard Rustin, an openly gay civil rights advocate and labor leader. Next to Rustin’s photo is a quote from him: “To be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.” Underneath Rustin’s quote is a description of him:...
  • Holder: Justice Department Has Re-Opened The "Civil Rights Division" (enforce in places of worship?)

    06/20/2011 9:05:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    "We have reinvigorated the important work of our Civil Rights Division. Not only is this office once again open for business, it has never been stronger," Attorney General Eric Holder said at a speech to the American Constitution Society. "Now, some of you know during this administration's first fiscal year the Department filed a record number of civil rights criminal cases," Holder added. "We've also expanded enforcement efforts to guarantee that in our work places, our military bases, in our housing and lending markets, in our voting booths in our border areas, in our schools and places of worship. And...
  • Universities 'complacent' over Islamic radicals ("extremist philosophies in general")

    06/06/2011 3:08:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 5, 2011 | Duncan Gardham, Security Correspndent
    Theresa May told The Daily Telegraph that universities were not taking the issue of radicalisation seriously enough and that it was too easy for Muslim extremists to form groups on campuses “without anyone knowing”. [snip] As part of the Prevent strategy, the Government will define as extremists anyone who “does not subscribe to human rights, equality before the law, democracy and full participation in society”, including those who “promote or implicitly tolerate the killing of British soldiers”. Mrs May said: “We are looking at a set of values we believe we have here in the UK and those people opposed...
  • PJ Media’s DOJ FOIA Request Comes Back … Redacted

    06/01/2011 1:56:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 1, 2011 | Richard Pollock
    Even with the redactions, the left liberal tilt of the resumes of the 100+ attorneys hired into the Civil Rights Division during the Obama administration is impressive. It only took nearly twelve months and the filing of a federal lawsuit, but the U.S. Department of Justice finally has responded to Pajamas MediaÂ’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by turning over the resumes of the approximately 130 attorneys hired into the Civil Rights Division during the Obama administration.But in what has become an all too familiar pattern with this administration, particularly at the Justice Department under U.S. Attorney General Eric...
  • Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments

    05/31/2011 10:27:50 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 45 replies
    Salon ^ | 30 May 2011 | Justin Elliott
    Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, center, talks about a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a May 9 news conference with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, far left. In a marked shift from the Bush administration, President Obama's Justice Department is aggressively investigating several big urban police departments for systematic civil rights abuses such as harassment of racial minorities, false arrests, and excessive use of force. In interviews, activists and attorneys on the ground in several cities where the DOJ has dispatched civil rights investigators welcomed the shift. To progressives disappointed by Eric Holder's...
  • Rep. John Lewis: Immigration Is the New Civil Rights Battle (interview)

    05/20/2011 7:04:13 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 29 replies
    Fifty years after taking part in the Freedom Rides, Lewis issues a challenge for today's generation. ... JL: I would love to see more people, especially young people, get involved in this whole issue of trying to demonize the Latino population. Too many of our brothers and sisters are being racially profiled because of their background, last name or the language they may speak. The state of Georgia is copying the state of Arizona, and I think there will be other states to follow the same path. When you take on the immigrant population, you're taking on all of us....
  • Diverse panel enlivens Civil Rights roundtable (Gloria Gaynor "underground prejudice")

    05/14/2011 1:15:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 13, 2011 | Alden Gonzalez
    ATLANTA -- At Friday's leadoff event for the fifth annual Civil Rights Game -- "Baseball and the Civil Rights Movement: A Roundtable Discussion" -- panelists noted how far this nation has come in the way of social equality, but also looked forward to how much is left. In doing so, the event signaled the start of the Civil Rights Game festivities in a new venue -- one John Schuerholz believes will not disappoint.
  • U.S. Reminds Schools of Obligations to Immigrant Students

    05/10/2011 9:01:25 AM PDT · by LibertyThug · 46 replies
    Edweek ^ | May 9, 2011 | Mark Walsh
    The Obama administration is reminding school administrators nationwide of their obligation under federal law to enroll children regardless of citizenship or immigration status. "Recently, we have become aware of student enrollment practices that may chill or discourage the participation, or lead to the exclusion, of students based on their or their parents' or guardians' actual or perceived citizenship or immigration status," says the "dear colleague" letter released on May 6. The letter cites Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, among other factors, by public schools. It...
  • Plea deal for teenagers charged over suicide of Phoebe Prince

    04/27/2011 5:26:58 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7:19 PM on 27th April 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Five of the six teenagers charged with driving a 15-year-old Irish girl to suicide after an unrelenting bullying campaign have struck a plea deal agreement with prosecutors. Despite denying the original charges of stalking, harassment and civil rights violations causing bodily injury they have now agreed to admit to a misdemeanour charge of harassment, and in exchange prosecutors will drop the more serious charges against them. Kayla Narey, Sharon Chanon Velázquez, Ashley Longe, Sean Mulveyhill, and Flannery Mullins, all of South Hadley High School, faced felony and misdemeanour charges.
  • Why Believers in PETA Are The Dumbest Type of "Progressive"

    04/26/2011 6:06:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-26-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    The recent effort by Evo Morales's ridiculous movement to grant Mother Earth civil rights really highlights how people who believe him, and organizations like PETA, are particularly idiotic sectors of the "progressive" universe. While other desitinations of progressive Nirvana, like communism, arguably still live in theory (ha ha ha), the goals of these people is so fantasitically self-contradicting that the only debate to be had is how tight the straight jacket should be for them. If nothing else tells you these people are complete whack jobs then let PETA's president speak for them... Instead of seeing all the other...
  • AP Exclusive: Terror suspects held weeks in secret

    04/08/2011 5:58:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 8/4/11 | Kimberly Dozier
    <p>KABUL, Afghanistan -"Black sites," the secret network of jails that grew up after the Sept. 11 attacks, are gone. But suspected terrorists are still being held under hazy circumstances with uncertain rights in secret, military-run jails across Afghanistan, where they can be interrogated for weeks without charge, according to U.S. officials who revealed details of the top-secret network to The Associated Press.</p>
  • The Real Obama Doctrine: Whites Cannot be Victims

    04/01/2011 10:18:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/1/2011 | Douglas Book
    The Real Obama Doctrine: Whites cannot be victims By Coach Collins, on April 1st, 2011 By Doug Book, staff writer Since everyone’s favorite agent of hope and change took Executive Branch control of the agency once known as the JUSTICE Department, judgments against Black Panthers for voter intimidation have been thrown out, Department attorneys have been told to ignore cases involving black defendants and white victims and the Voting Rights section under Julie Fernandes refuses to require the purging of felons, illegals and the dead from state voter rolls. But just in case anyone believes these to be innocent, one-time...
  • Need Employment Advice (Sorry about the Vanity)

    04/01/2011 2:43:34 AM PDT · by Lost Dutchman · 14 replies
    To All, Attached, please find a copy of an addendum to the employee handbook, that regulates audio/video recording in the workplace. We will add this to the handbook and have new employees sign the sheet when they come on. Please print, date and sign, have your supervisor or ***** sign as a witness and give to ***** for your employee file. (Commcenter can give to myself or ***** as we have your folders in here) Any questions, please ask *****, *****, ***** or myself. AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING WHILE AT WORK Effective March 31, 2011 ***Company Name***. being in the Security/CCTV/Computer Security...
  • Lawsuit seeks dissolution of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, Chattahoochee Hills

    03/31/2011 5:24:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | March 28, 2011 | Katie Leslie
    The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Georgia seeking to dissolve the city charters of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hills. Further, the lawmakers, joined by civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, aim to dash any hopes of a Milton County. The lawsuit, filed in a North Georgia U.S. District Court Monday, claims that the state circumvented the normal legislative process and set aside its own criteria when creating the “super-majority white ” cities within Fulton and DeKalb counties. The result, it argues, is to dilute minority votes in those...
  • (DOJ) Report clears Justice Department in Black Panther case

    03/30/2011 12:38:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/29/11 | Krissah Thompson
    Report clears Justice Department in Black Panther caseBy Krissah Thompson, Tuesday, March 29, 11:16 PM The Justice Department’s Office of Personnel Responsibility (OPR) has concluded an investigation finding that politics played no role in the handling of the New Black Panther Party case, which sparked a racially charged political fight. After reviewing thousands of pages of internal e-mails and notes and conducting 44 interviews with department staff members, the OPR reported that “department attorneys did not commit professional misconduct or exercise poor judgment” and that the voter-intimidation case against the Panthers was dismissed on “a good faith assessment of the...
  • Al Sharpton Says The Tea Party Is Anti Civil Rights By Default

    03/29/2011 11:33:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | March 29,2011 | annem040359
    He’s back AGAIN! Al Sharpton, at a NAACP State Convention gathering in New Jersey this past weekend and came out to say that the tea party movement is simply by default, “racist”. Oh really now Mr. Sharpton! Is standing up to an out-of-control federal government in the areas of over-taxing and over-regulations be “racist?” Or is it that Mr. Sharpton is afraid to face the reality that the United States is in very big-time trouble with a heavy debt burden and as of recent in getting involved in another Middle Eastern war called Libya? GET REAL Mr. Sharpton PLEASE!
  • Justice Department sues on behalf of Muslim teacher, triggering debate

    03/22/2011 7:56:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jerry Markon
    BERKELEY, Ill. — Safoorah Khan had taught middle school math for only nine months in this tiny Chicago suburb when she made an unusual request. She wanted three weeks off for a pilgrimage to Mecca. The school district, faced with losing its only math lab instructor during the critical end-of-semester marking period, said no. Khan, a devout Muslim, resigned and made the trip anyway. Justice Department lawyers examined the same set of facts and reached a different conclusion: that the school district’s decision amounted to outright discrimination against Khan. They filed an unusual lawsuit, accusing the district of violating her...
  • At Justice, It Just Keeps Getting Worse

    03/16/2011 2:11:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 16, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    The Civil Rights Division has blocked a much-needed reform of a local school board in S.C., once again showing it has no interest in protecting minority voters if they are white. The Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department has done it again. Under the supervision of scandal-plagued Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes, the Division has blocked a much-needed reform of a local school board in Fairfield County, S.C. It’s the latest example of what happens when you put a civil rights enforcement unit under a political appointee who opposes race-neutral enforcement of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Aided...
  • Vanity-(California) Solano Communist County-To Tell The Truth!(harass the Taxpayer's group)

    03/04/2011 4:46:49 PM PST · by Tea Party Reveler · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 03-04-2011 | Tea Party Reveler
    I'm sick of the County Communist Leaders lying about why Sheriff Stanton has ordered armed plain-clothes deputies who look, sound and act like the morons that they truly are into these public meetings. Their mouthpiece Jim Spering is lying and uses the after the fact lying pretext / justification of it's because he saw a swastika drawn on the back of a speakers sign in-card on Jan 25th---the very same day we served the Supes with Letters protesting the unexplained presence of the cops at the meetings since early Janurary! I show video from Jan 11th of 2 cops and...
  • New York Plans Gun Registration

    03/04/2011 9:43:58 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 34 replies
    Wham1180 ^ | 03/03/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    First they came for our bicycles. Now they’ve come for our guns. One day after word leaked of a New York State plan to require license plates and annual fees for bicycles, information has gotten out about pending legislation that would register and attach a fee to every firearm in the state. Already one of the most anti-gun states in the country, New York’s move would all but nullify the Second Amendment. At issue is Senate Bill 2994, which is linked in its entirety at the bottom of this column. It would require every gun owner in the state to...
  • Do Black People Know They Belong To Eric Holder?

    03/02/2011 6:22:02 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Attorney General Holder has had 2 years to come up with why the Black Panthers in Philadelphia didn't face any consequences for voter intimidation in the 2008 election. His best shot at an explanation was that Republican focus on the Black Panthers demeans "his people" because its equating what they did to the civil rights tribulations of the 60's. Ok, fine Attorney General Holder, even though what they did really was the same thing we'll say the Black Panthers actions at that polling place in 2008 wasn't as bad as what blacks in the South had to endure 50...
  • Maryland Senate OKs bill on gay marriage

    02/25/2011 3:53:16 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 24, 2011 | David Hill
    The Maryland Senate on Thursday evening approved a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state, sending the issue to the House of Delegates where a similar measure is scheduled for debate beginning Friday. The Civil Marriage Protection Act cleared the Senate on a 25-21 vote after it was amended in recent days to provide additional protections to religious groups that oppose gay marriage to ensure they can’t be legally compelled to perform or take part in ceremonies or to recognize the unions. The bill was passed one day after the Obama administration announced it had withdrawn its legal support for...
  • Latino Arab American Advisory Committee civil rights training, on Feb. 19

    02/16/2011 2:31:41 PM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    News Santa Ana ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | LULAC
    Latino Arab American Advisory Committee Civil Rights Training February 19, 2011 9:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. UCI-Social Sciences Plaza B Room: SSPB 1208 3151 Social Science Plaza, Irvine, CA 92617 Parking: Moderator: * Ray Cordova, South County Labor Chair Introduction: * Rima Nashashibi and Benny Diaz, Co-Chairs, Latino Arab American Advisory Committee Featuring: * Richard Sambrano, Civil Rights Co-Chair, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Retired Prosecutor * Sergeant Mike Abdeen, Los Angeles County Sherriff, Muslim Community Affairs Closing: * Thomas Gonzales, California LULAC Civil Rights Chair, LAAAC Member More information: Benny Diaz, CA LULAC State Director,, (714) 357-4328...
  • What is a Right and Where Do They Come From?

    01/31/2011 7:22:31 PM PST · by iowaguy1972 · 15 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | 1/31/11 | Shane Vander Hart
    I’m listening to the public forum taking place in the Iowa House on HJR 6 which is a resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa Constitution which defines marriage as one man and one woman. Those who oppose this legislation cite protecting homosexuals’ civil rights. What is a right?
  • Targeting the Police (Holder's corrupt DOJ-long read)

    01/22/2011 12:33:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 31, 2011 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Holder Justice Department declares open season on big city police departments In 2000, a deputy attorney general in the Clinton administration slapped the Los Angeles Police Department with federal oversight. A 1994 law gives the Justice Department the authority to seek control of police agencies that have engaged in a “pattern or practice” of constitutional violations. Justice’s attorneys never uncovered any systemic constitutional abuses in the LAPD as required by the 1994 law, despite having commandeered hundreds of thousands of documents (and having lost 10 boxes of sensitive records). Nevertheless, for the next decade the LAPD would operate under...
  • Barbour pushes for Mississippi civil rights museum

    01/13/2011 4:00:11 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:36pm EST | Leigh Coleman
    (Reuters) - Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour drew mixed reactions from analysts on Wednesday for his decision to push for a civil rights museum for his state ahead of a possible presidential bid. Barbour urged the state's legislature during an annual address to build the $50 million museum in a state that became notorious during the 1950s and 1960s for violent enforcement of racial segregation and opposition to civil and voting rights. ... The governor apologized last month for saying in a magazine interview that the civil rights era was not "that bad," a comment that put the Republican politician on...
  • Students find treasures in Ike research

    01/07/2011 9:45:59 PM PST · by kathsua · 15 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 1/07/11 | Michael Strand
    SALINA -Imagine you're the president of the United States, and your resume also includes job titles such as Supreme Allied Commander. You've got a friend/adviser and member of your White House inner circle who's looking for a private-sector job, and helping him out ought to be a cinch — except everyone you call says "No" because E. Frederick Morrow is black. "Eisenhower was tearful about it," said William Putzier, a senior at Salina Central High School. Putzier didn't learn that bit of history from a book in a history class. Rather, he learned it from reading President Dwight Eisenhower's own...
  • A tipping point for gay and lesbian rights?

    01/03/2011 5:31:32 AM PST · by TiAhr-02L · 51 replies
    St. Louis Beacon ^ | 1-3-11 | William Alan Donius
    The landmark, bipartisan, and congressional action I witnessed the president sign last week may prove to be the tipping point when it comes to gay rights in America. A sense of optimism and hope was truly palpable among the several hundred at the signing ceremony. My gut told me it was genuine. As proof, I was able to look into the eyes of and speak directly to the president, vice president, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Adm. Michael Mullen, Sen. Susan Collins and Rep. Barney Frank. Rather amazing they made themselves available. Convening on that bitterly cold morning of Dec. 22 was...
  • A Majority of Voters Supported Prop. 107 in Arizona; It's Not Racist

    12/28/2010 4:18:31 PM PST · by az4vlad · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | December 21, 2010 | Ward Connerly
    The City of Tucson's blatant 7 percent bid preferences are now over. The concept commonly known as "affirmative action" in America has a noble beginning. Originated during one of the most tumultuous periods in American history - the "civil rights" era - affirmative action was launched in 1961 to usher in a policy of nondiscrimination. By the mid-1960s, affirmative action had been transformed into a series of policies and programs whose purpose was to increase the number of "minorities" in the public workplace, in public contracting, and in public college enrollment. Throughout its history, it has been widely acknowledged that...
  • He's home for Christmas

    12/24/2010 12:13:45 PM PST · by spintreebob · 6 replies
    NAACP ^ | 12-24-2010 | Robert Rooks, NAACP
    Last night, after struggling for four years to clear his name, John White was released from prison and reunited with his family -- just in time for Christmas. Support the NAACP In 2006, a group of teenagers came to John's Long Island home shouting words of violence, yelling racial slurs, and threatening to kill his son. John did what any father would do -- he defended his home and his family. In the ensuing struggle, one of the teenagers lunged at John's handgun and was tragically killed. John was sentenced to prison. . . . . . .
  • Barbour doesn’t recall civil rights era being ‘that bad’ (HATCHET JOB ALERT)

    12/20/2010 5:06:38 PM PST · by cincinnati65 · 42 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/20/10 | Holly Bailey
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour won't say if he's running for president in 2012, but he's already working to shape the narrative around a potential bid, especially when it comes to issues like race and his background as a former lobbyist.