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  • Here Are 6 Moments From Mandela's Marxist Past That You Won't Hear On CNN [link only]

    12/07/2013 10:03:59 PM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    Huffington Post (link only) | December 6, 2013
    link only: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/06/nelson-mandela-marxist_n_4399998.html
  • Woods Penalized but Can Still Play

    04/13/2013 10:20:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 147 replies
    Tiger Woods was three strokes off the lead in the Masters when he completed the second round at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday. But he began his third round five strokes behind the leader Jason Day after being assessed a two-stroke penalty on Saturday for an illegal drop on the 15th hole of the second round.
  • Palestinian 'journalist' calls Obama 'Uncle Tom'

    03/26/2013 2:19:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies
    Merriam Webster describes an 'Uncle Tom' as "a black who is overeager to win the approval of whites (as by obsequious behavior or uncritical acceptance of white values and goals)". Palestinian 'journalist' Abdel Bari Atwan describes US President Barack Obama as an "Uncle Tom" - an epithet derived from Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin. The slightly more controversial version, though hardly more insulting, is "House Negro" - a black person who works in his slave master's house, while the others toil in the field. Bari Atwan writes in his blog, following Obama's visit to Israel and the...
  • Morgan Freeman is alive, no matter what Facebook says (death hoaxes)

    09/12/2012 7:31:54 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    yahoo news ^ | 9/10/12 | Tim Kennealy
    LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Breathe easy, Morgan Freeman fans - the internet has once again failed to kill off the "Shawshank Redemption" star, despite its best efforts. Freeman was once again the victim of an online death hoax this week, after a Facebook page announcing the 75-year-old actor's demise amassed more than 842,000 "likes." "At about 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, our beloved actor Morgan Freeman passed away due to a artery rupture," the page reads. "Morgan was born on June 1, 1937. He will be missed but not forgotten. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and...
  • Obama: could add 1 million new U.S. jobs

    08/30/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 148 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 30, 2011 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday there were a range of policy options available that could create up to a million new U.S. jobs, in remarks ahead of a major economic speech that he will deliver next week. Obama must boost growth and bring down unemployment to be confident of winning another White House term in the November 2012 general election. Economists are skeptical he will get Congress to agree to significant new spending on jobs."We don't have magic bullets, but what we do have, I think, is the capacity to do some things right now that would...
  • "Exhausted" Defender Hoped For "Whimsical" And "Magical" Response From Obama

    09/21/2010 8:22:10 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 44 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | September 21, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    "Quite frankly, I thought my question would set the platform for a response that would almost be, oh I don't know, whimsical, magical, very powerful on the fact that he does believe that he's made progress," Velma R. Hart said on CNN this morning. Hart is the woman who told President Obama she is "exhausted" of defending him.
  • History Refresher: `Magic Negro' returns [ Use of term for Obama is from Liberals at L.A. Times ]

    08/30/2010 4:45:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 1 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 19, 2007 | David Ehrenstein
    <p>AS EVERY CARBON-BASED life form on this planet surely knows, Barack Obama, the junior Democratic senator from Illinois, is running for president. Since making his announcement, there has been no end of commentary about him in all quarters -- musing over his charisma and the prospect he offers of being the first African American to be elected to the White House.</p>
  • Obama's win apparently hasn't helped black politicians in campaigns (ROFL)

    06/04/2010 12:34:24 AM PDT · by pissant · 38 replies · 1,188+ views
    Wash Post ^ | 6/4/10 | Perry Bacon
    Eighteen months after Barack Obama's presidential win seemed to usher in a new era in racial politics, a different reality has emerged: African American candidates in campaigns nationwide are struggling so much that it's possible that there will be no black governors or senators by next year. The drubbing Tuesday of Rep. Artur Davis (D), who was running to be the first black governor of Alabama, was the latest in a series of defeats this year of African American politicians in primaries for statewide office. And two of the three who already hold major statewide posts are leaving them. One...
  • OBAMA CHEATING SCANDAL [National Enquirer]

    04/30/2010 10:27:32 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 240 replies · 11,482+ views
    PRESIDENT OBAMA has been caught in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, DC Hotel with a former campaign aide, sources say. And now, a hush-hush security video that shows everything could topple both Obama's presidency and marriage to Michelle! A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions. While Baker has insisted in the past that "nothing happened" between them, the ENQUIRER has learned that top anti-Obama operatives are offering...
  • The Magical Negro Extended

    12/08/2009 9:39:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1,893+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | December 8, 2009 | Ta-Nehisi Coates
    An interesting comment from CPR: I can't speak for all white people, but I think white people want the Magic Negro because they want forgiveness. Obama's election and some of the incredibly weird things I heard some white people say about it made me realize that there is a fundamental injury that all americans carry with them (slavery and its aftermath) that has never been addressed adequately, and on the white side of the street, there is more unexplored/unexpressed guilt (which morphs into defensiveness or fear pretty easily) than I ever would have guessed. So in an archetypal way, the...
  • Limbaugh, Magic Negroes, Race-Baiting and the NFL

    10/14/2009 9:07:55 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 7 replies · 752+ views
    Tea Time Blog ^ | 10-14-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Ever since it was learned that radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was attempting to buy a share of the St. Louis Rams NFL franchise there has been a steady drumbeat to prevent this. The approach of those who oppose this is fairly predictable. They use race-baiting. There is a certain element in the United States – and you can add Western Europe – that labels as racism any criticism or parody of any issue or person who is African-American or Hispanic-American. Occasionally, this accusation is justified. Most of the time it is not, it is simply a smear tactic...
  • U.S. most admired country globally: survey

    10/05/2009 8:35:19 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 49 replies · 2,042+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2009 | Patricia Reaney
    NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - The United States is the most admired country globally thanks largely to the star power of President Barack Obama and his administration, according to a new poll. It climbed from seventh place last year, ahead of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan which completed the top five nations in the Nation Brand Index (NBI). "What's really remarkable is that in all my years studying national reputation, I have never seen any country experience such a dramatic change in its standing as we see for the United States for 2009," said Simon Anholt, the founder...
  • White House Reveals Identity of Firm That Sent Unsolicited E-Mails on Health Reform

    08/22/2009 3:05:28 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 22 replies · 765+ views
    Fox News ^ | 08/22/2009 | Foxnews
    The White House hired a private communications company based in Minnesota to distribute mass e-mails, helping to shed light on how some recipients received e-mails in support of President Obama's health care plan without signing up for them, FOX News has learned.
  • Morgan Freeman allegedly having affair with step-granddaughter

    06/18/2009 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies · 5,654+ views
    Examiner ^ | 06.17.09
    Morgan Freeman, 72, has allegedly been carrying on an affair with his step-granddaughter, E'Dena Hines, 27, according to the National Enquirer. The report alleges that the affair began when Hines was in her teens.
  • Turkish Flash T.V. MOCKS U.S President Obama (blackface)

    04/08/2009 8:39:52 AM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 2,058+ views
    LiveLEak ^ | 4/7/09 | staff
    Turkish Flash T.V. MOCKS U.S President Obama
  • Presidential Double-talk... Newsweek finally realizes that Obama is a typical politician

    03/08/2009 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Painesright · 52 replies · 2,271+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 03/07/09 | Robert J. Samuelson
    Barack Obama is a great pretender. He constantly says he's doing things that he isn't, and he relies on his powerful rhetoric to obscure the difference. He has made "responsibility" a personal theme, and the budget's cover line is "A New Era of Responsibility." He claims that the budget begins "making the tough choices necessary to restore fiscal discipline." It doesn't. If Obama were "responsible," he would be leading a candid conversation about government's size and role. Who deserves support and why? How big can government grow before higher taxes and deficits harm long-term economic growth? Although Obama claims to...
  • Candidate for R.N.C. Chairman Drops Out

    01/29/2009 7:51:16 PM PST · by BAW · 9 replies · 636+ views
    NY TImes Politics Blog ^ | January 29, 2009 | Adam Nagourney
    Chip Saltsman, the candidate for national Republican chairman who came under fire for distributing a holiday CD with the parody song “Barack the Magic Negro,” dropped out of the contest Thursday night. Mr. Saltsman, who is the Tennessee Republican chairman, sent an e-mail message to members of the Republican National Committee announcing his decision. The message made no mention of why he was dropping out, but Republicans have said for days that Mr. Saltsman was struggling to collect enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. The vote is on Friday in Washington. Mr. Saltsman was always viewed as something of...
  • The Scene: Millions turn out for ... Arnold? (Peter, Paul and Mary at the California Dems big bash)

    01/19/2009 4:08:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 425+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/19/09 | Mary Anne Ostrom, Frank Davies and Sal Pizarro
    "There is such excitement in this town, with millions coming in," gushed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was accepting an arts award Monday from the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "All these people coming in to see me get this award, it makes me ecstatic," the governor joked to the mayors at the Capitol Hilton, with inaugural crowds filling the streets outside. Schwarzenegger was given the award for public leadership in the arts because of his support for art and music programs in the schools — programs that face cuts because of the state's budget crisis. The governor talked about the painting,...
  • Ill gov allies vanish as impeachment vote nears

    01/04/2009 2:45:00 PM PST · by libstripper · 5 replies · 565+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan, 4, 2008 | CHRISTOPHER WILLS
    Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich doesn't have many friends these days, particularly among the lawmakers who will decide whether to throw him out of office.
  • GOP boss: Racial song a distraction

    01/03/2009 6:49:28 AM PST · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 17 replies · 675+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | January 3, 2009 | NEIL H. SIMON
    The distribution of a song titled "Barack the Magic Negro" by a candidate for chairman of the national Republican Party has created an unnecessary distraction as the party rebuilds, Virginia GOP chairman Jeff Frederick said yesterday. "There's a lot of things we need to be fighting about, and this isn't one of them," Frederick said in an interview. On another matter, Frederick complained that critics of the Republican Party use a double standard when judging political outreach to minorities. Tennessee political operative Chip Saltsman, one of six candidates for the GOP's national chairmanship, mailed a CD last month to members...
  • Ruben Navarrette Jr.: Liberals need to lighten up and examine their own racism

    01/02/2009 8:22:53 PM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 760+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/2/9 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.
    Here's a debate that strikes a familiar chord. When do song lyrics that are meant to be entertaining hit a sour note and become offensive? Many conservatives think rap music crosses the line. In 1992, the rapper Ice-T released an album featuring the song "Cop Killer," which President George H.W. Bush called a threat to police officers. After law enforcement associations boycotted his record label, Time Warner, Ice-T pulled the song from the album. During those skirmishes in the culture wars, you would hear liberals defend the creative process, praise the First Amendment, and dismissively tell anyone who was offended...
  • [GOP]Talk About Out of Touch [Magic Negro-gate](NYT Conservatives-are-Racist Hurl-a-thon)

    01/01/2009 3:37:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,428+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 31, 2008 | The Editors
    The Republican Party paid a steep price for race-baiting in the presidential campaign. Remember the ferocious backlash against the California Republican group that produced a racist newsletter depicting Barack Obama on a food stamp, surrounded by images of fried chicken and watermelon? Then there were those two congressmen who were rightly excoriated for condemning Mr. Obama’s candidacy in the language of the Jim Crow South — one describing him as a “boy” and the other as “uppity.” We thought after all that — and, oh yes, losing the election — everyone in the Republican Party leadership would have figured out...
  • Magic Man: Race and the Republican Party

    01/01/2009 6:27:26 AM PST · by MartinaMisc · 37 replies · 1,831+ views
    Human Events ^ | 1/1/09 | D. R. Tucker
    I’m afraid I must disagree with the great conservative writer Larry Elder, whose January 1 column (“Barack the Magic Negro-gate”) on the controversy surrounding would-be Republican National Committee chairman Chip Saltsman misses the point about why Saltsman’s actions were so misguided. Elder correctly notes that it was a black liberal writer, David Ehrenstein, who originally started the “Magic Negro” controversy with a March 2007 Los Angeles Times piece attacking Obama as a candidate whose hopes for victory depended upon exploiting white guilt. “The article produced virtually no outcry,” Elder writes. “Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh then aired a [Paul...
  • Obama the Magic Negro-Gate

    12/31/2008 10:01:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies · 2,190+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 31, 2008 | Larry Elder
    This is how the whole thing started. David Ehrenstein, a writer who happens to be black and liberal, wrote an opinion piece in March 2007 in the Los Angeles Times called "Obama the 'Magic Negro.'" He argued that whites, according to sociologists, stereotype blacks as "dangerous." But whites consider Obama accessible, likeable and "benign." This, according to Ehrenstein, explains Obama's "crossover" appeal. The article insults a) Obama, by virtually ignoring his effectiveness as a candidate, b) whites, by accusing them of voting for Obama merely to assuage their own guilt, and c) Sidney Poitier, the brilliant, groundbreaking actor, for ascribing...
  • Racism and the Obama song

    12/31/2008 8:36:18 AM PST · by BAW · 3 replies · 558+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | December 31, 2008 | Ruben Navarrette Jr.,
    Here's a debate that strikes a familiar chord. When do song lyrics that are meant to be entertaining hit a sour note and become offensive? Many conservatives think rap music crosses the line. In 1990, Republican officials in Broward County, Fla., declared obscene an album by the group 2 Live Crew and sheriff's deputies arrested members of the group after a performance. In 1992, the rapper Ice-T released an album featuring the song “Cop Killer,” which President George H.W. Bush called a threat to police officers. After law enforcement associations boycotted his record label, Time Warner, Ice-T pulled the song...
  • { Jimmy Naifeh } Tenn. House speaker calls out GOP on Obama-Dragon parody

    12/30/2008 11:15:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,252+ views
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Democratic House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh is calling on Tennessee Republican leaders to renounce former state GOP leader Chip Saltsman in the wake of a music parody of President-elect Barack Obama. . . . He sent committee members a CD this Christmas featuring a 2007 song called "Barack the Magic Negro." The parody is sung to the music of "Puff, the Magic Dragon."
  • 'Magic Negro' flap might help Saltsman bid ( Conservative opportunity alert! )

    12/30/2008 3:43:16 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 18 replies · 1,114+ views
    Mlive ^ | December 30th
    The media created controversy surrounding a comedy CD distributed by Republican National Committee chair candidate Chip Saltsman has not torpedoed his bid and might have inadvertently helped it. Four days after news broke that the former Tennessee GOP chairman had sent a CD that included a song titled “Barack the Magic Negro” to the RNC members he is courting, some of those officials are rallying around the embattled Saltsman, with a few questioning whether the national media and his opponents are piling on. “When I heard about the story I had to figure out what was going on for myself,”...
  • Obama the 'Magic Negro'(March 19th, 2007)

    12/29/2008 10:28:29 AM PST · by Perdogg · 13 replies · 995+ views
    LA Times ^ | By David Ehrenstein, L.A.-based DAVID EHRENSTEIN writes about Hollywood and politics. March 19, 2007
    AS EVERY CARBON-BASED life form on this planet surely knows, Barack Obama, the junior Democratic senator from Illinois, is running for president. Since making his announcement, there has been no end of commentary about him in all quarters — musing over his charisma and the prospect he offers of being the first African American to be elected to the White House.
  • GOP The Magic Dumbo

    12/29/2008 10:17:27 AM PST · by foutsc · 38 replies · 1,039+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 29 Dec 08 | fouts
    The GOP has once again shown why it is the stupid party. Chip Salsman wants to run the GOP, so he plied potential voters with a Paul Shanklin CD that included the song "Barack the Magic Negro." It is a political parody based upon an LA Times opinion piece of the same name. The leadership was caught flat-footed and red-handed, and is now scrambling, crab-like, to defend itself. Here's part of the hollow, vacuous statement from flaccid, ineffectual party chairman Mike Duncan: "I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate as it clearly does not move...
  • Parody Author Defends 'Barack the Magic Negro'

    12/29/2008 10:16:38 AM PST · by lewisglad · 142 replies · 3,084+ views
    WZTV-Fox 17 Nashville ^ | December 29, 2008 12:35 EST
    Parody author defends 'Barack the Magic Negro' December 29, 2008 12:35 EST MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The Memphis author of the musical parody "Barack the Magic Negro" says he isn't surprised the song has gotten some people upset. Author Paul Shanklin describes the song as political satire and says it's supposed to be provocative. The song, which is sung to the tune of "Puff the Magic Dragon, has drawn attention and criticism since Chip Saltsman -- the former head of the Republican Party in Tennessee -- sent out a CD with the song on it as Christmas presents. Saltsman managed...
  • RNC chairman condemns controversial Obama song (Oh Please! Get a grip RINOs)

    12/27/2008 3:23:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 181 replies · 3,753+ views
    cnn ^ | 12/27/2008 | cnn
    The chairman of the Republican National Committee said he was "appalled" by a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" on a CD distributed by one of his political rivals. "The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party," RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said in a statement reported Saturday afternoon by Politico. "I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate, as it clearly does not move us in the right direction." Chip Saltsman sent RNC members the parody CD "We Hate the USA" for Christmas, which includes...
  • RNC chairman condemns controversial Obama song

    12/29/2008 10:12:03 AM PST · by Gondring · 24 replies · 968+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/29/08 (updates 12/27/08 story) | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    The chairman of the Republican National Committee said he was "appalled" by a song called "Barack the Magic Negro" on a CD distributed by one of his political rivals. "The 2008 election was a wake-up call for Republicans to reach out and bring more people into our party," RNC Chairman Mike Duncan said in a statement reported Saturday afternoon by Politico. "I am shocked and appalled that anyone would think this is appropriate, as it clearly does not move us in the right direction." Chip Saltsman sent RNC members the parody CD "We Hate the USA" for Christmas, which includes...
  • Being right on the merits doesn't make Saltsman any less of an idiot

    12/29/2008 7:58:02 AM PST · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 8 replies · 618+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | December 29, 2008
    Being right on the merits doesn't make Saltsman any less of an idiot Two days ago, we suggested that a potential GOP leader is severely tone-deaf, hitting Chip Saltsman for his foolish decision to include the "magic negro" song on the CD his people sent out.We were not saying Saltsman was a racist, or commneting on the merits of the song. We were saying he should have seen this firestorm coming.Frances Rice, chairman of the National Black Republican Association, just sent out an email defending Saltsman on the merits. Included therein is the following: If it were not so hypocritical,...
  • Republican contest marred by Obama song (Barack the Magic Negro)

    12/29/2008 7:28:53 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 79 replies · 2,328+ views
    Guardian ^ | 12/29/2008 | Ewen MacAskill in
    An offensive, racially tinged song entitled Barack the Magic Negro has become an issue in the battle for the leadership of the Republican party. The song was included in a CD distributed by Chip Saltman, who is seeking to be elected the next party chairman. Saltman, former campaign manager for Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor who fought unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination this year, sent out the CD as a Christmas present to party members. It is a compilation of songs critical of liberals entitled We Hate the US. He defended his move, saying that anyone listening to...
  • Why the Saltsman Scandal May Help Make Ken Blackwell RNC Chair (Ken calls it like it is)

    12/28/2008 4:57:18 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 33 replies · 1,372+ views
    AOL News ^ | December 28, 2008 | Matt Lewis
    The Chip Saltsman/RNC Chair mini-scandal may prove to be more important than I initially thought. As is often the case in these matters, the specific incident is less important than the responses. Recently, it has appeared that (partly as a result of Katon Dawson and Chip Saltsman coming under fire over racial issues) former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackell (disclosure: I am supporting Blackwell), had emerged from the pack to become a front-runner for RNC Chair. ... Still, though, the smart money was on current RNC Chair Mike Duncan to retain his position. But in the wake of the...
  • Organization on the defensive over its name (La Raza - The Race - NCLR , San Diego convention )

    07/15/2008 3:47:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 253+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 7/15/08 | Hiram Soto
    DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO – The National Council of La Raza spends most of its time protecting and advancing the rights of Latinos through advocacy and community work. But as it wraps up its convention downtown, it has found itself defending its name. That's because activists who oppose illegal immigration are saying in e-mails, during street protests and through the media that “La Raza” means “The Race,” and have been calling the organization a hate group. The accusations have prompted soul-searching among NCLR supporters as to what the name actually means and stands for. Most say the situation is the result...
  • Obama's New Name? Barack Black Eagle

    05/19/2008 6:27:31 PM PDT · by Baladas · 34 replies · 462+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 19, 2008 | Sunlen Miller
    ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Traveling though Montana on Monday, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., made his first stop as a presidential candidate to an Indian reservation - and got a little more than expected. Obama was adopted as an honorary member into the family within the Crow tribe that inhabited the reservation - who gave the presidential candidate a new name and new parents. "Awe Kooda bilaxpak Kuuxshish" was the honorary name given to Obama meaning, "one who helps people throughout the land." Obama was escorted out to the stage in Crow Agency, Montana arm-in-arm between his adopted parents: Sunny...
  • Obama's Race Speech Heralded as Historic (The fainting has begun)

    03/18/2008 3:32:58 PM PDT · by pissant · 91 replies · 1,516+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | 3/18/08 | Liz Halloran
    Political strategists today were quick to parse how Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's sweeping speech about race and the American experience may affect his campaign to become the nation's first black presidential nominee. But among African-American scholars and leaders, the post-speech talk wasn't of polls and focus groups but of witnessing history. Obama's words—about slavery, black anger, white resentment, and the imperative to move forward—harked back, they said, to those of Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, and they deserve a similar place in history. "This was his kairos moment," said the Rev. Alton Pollard, dean of Howard University's School...
  • Obama doesn't have ‘race problem' — GOP does (Huh?)

    03/14/2008 10:31:51 AM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 12,488+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/14/08 | Sophia Nelson
    Now that Sen. John McCain has clinched the GOP nomination, an 800-pound political elephant looms in the room. Will America stick with 220 years of tradition and elect as our next president a white male — in this case, a 71-year-old senator and decorated war hero? Or does Barack Obama — an energetic, visionary, 46-year-old African-American senator from Illinois with no prior military service — have a shot at the brass ring? While I do not count Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) out of the race, Obama is leading in pledged delegates, and Democrats would be committing political suicide with...
  • Obama pledges to attack global warming

    02/11/2008 6:37:33 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies · 4,175+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 2/11/08 | staff
    Sen. Barack Obama promised to cut greenhouse gases during a pair of speeches today in College Park, Maryland, and Baltimore. Obama, a Democrat seeking his party's nomination in tomorrow's (2/11/08) Maryland primaries, didn't tiptoe around the issue of climate change. Three times during a speech before about 20,000 enthusiastic supporters at the University of Maryland's Comcast basketball arena, he insisted the time has come for action. "We cannot wait to stop global warming," Obama said. "We cannot wait to fix this country." He pledged to put mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions from industry. And he talked about it often...
  • Jesse blasts Bonds critics (JESSE JAGMO RIDES TO BARRY'S RESCUES)

    07/17/2007 4:51:06 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 15 replies · 860+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 17, 2007 | GORDON WITTENMYER gwittenmyer@suntimes.com
    BROKEN RECORD? | 'He's been condemned without a trial,' civil rights leader says So what if Barry Bonds is the poster child for the Steroids Era? Should it be a wanted poster? And even if his pursuit of the most cherished record in American sports is the culmination of the two-decade period of unparalleled power in the game, what about the hundreds of players who actually tested positive for performance enhancers in the 4½ years big-league baseball had a testing program? And what about cheating by stealing signs, or throwing spitballs or using corked bats? And what about all the...
  • PUN'JAB' HITS OBAMA

    06/16/2007 8:20:54 AM PDT · by indcons · 3 replies · 429+ views
    NYPOST ^ | June 16, 2007 | IAN BISHOP
    <p>WASHINGTON - A major Indian-American organization yesterday accused Barack Obama's presidential campaign of "engaging in the worst kind" of stereotyping for slamming Bill and Hillary Clinton's close ties to India.</p> <p>Obama's team circulated an opposition research memo Thursday, hours after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's congressional financial disclosure forms were made public. The statement accused the former first couple of reaping "significant financial rewards from their relationship with the Indian community." The Obama memo bashed Bubba for investing in companies that ship U.S. jobs to India, and accused his wife of raking in gobs of campaign cash from Indian-Americans and favoring Indian businesses over heartland jobs. It labeled her "Sen. Clinton (D-Punjab)."</p>
  • Obama, Thompson lead in South Carolina

    06/04/2007 11:42:33 AM PDT · by John Cena · 96 replies · 1,873+ views
    According to the latest Public Policy Polling survey of likely South Carolina primary voters, Sen. Barack Obama leads the Democratic presidential race with the support of 34%, trailed by Sen. Hillary Clinton with 31% and John Edwards with 15%. On the GOP side, Fred Thompson leads his rivals with 27%, followed by Mitt Romney at 16%, Sen. John McCain at 15%, Rudy Giuliani at 14% and Newt Gingrich at 11%
  • Some Say Obama Parody 'Insulting'

    05/22/2007 1:45:44 AM PDT · by Baladas · 63 replies · 2,273+ views
    WMAQ-Chicago ^ | May 21, 2007 | NBC5 staff
    CHICAGO -- When former talk radio host Don Imus recently made racist remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team on his radio show, he lost his job. Now, some are wondering if radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has also gone too far, NBC5 reported on Monday. Weeks before Imus controversy, Limbaugh began airing a song about Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president. The song, a parody of the folk song "Puff The Magic Dragon," contains the line, "Barack, The Magic Negro." Some have begun to wonder if Limbaugh has been getting a...
  • 'Today’ Show to Report on Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Barack the ‘Magic Negro’’ Parody

    05/19/2007 5:29:09 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 2,297+ views
    'Today’ Show to Report on Rush Limbaugh’s ‘Barack the ‘Magic Negro’’ Parody Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 19, 2007 - 19:47. Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh reported on air and at his website Friday that NBC’s “Today” show is going to do a segment Monday regarding his musical parody “Barack the ‘Magic Negro’” (audio available here, subscription required): Now, this first aired on March 21st. This is May 18th. By the time they get around to doing their profile, it will be two months old as a story. Interesting point. After all, Obama himself shrugged this whole...
  • Is Limbaugh getting a free pass?

    05/18/2007 5:26:31 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 107 replies · 3,365+ views
    The Houston Comical (NY Times of the South) ^ | May 18, 2007, 2:04PM | ANDREW GUY JR.
    Let's recap: Don Imus referred to a group of African-American women as "nappy-headed hos" and was criticized, berated and, eventually, fired. Shortly after, two radio DJs in Pennsylvania were fired for encouraging listeners to repeat Imus' remarks. And this week, two New York City DJs were fired after making racist remarks against Asians. Meanwhile, we have Rush Limbaugh, who is proudly airing the work of Paul Shanklin, a conservative commentator and impressionist and a regular on Limbaugh's syndicated radio show (which airs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays on KTRH-AM 740). Both are white. The piece is crude, over the top and...
  • Movies' "Magic Negro" Saves The Day [use of term in film criticism]

    05/07/2007 1:49:34 PM PDT · by Dajjal · 48 replies · 1,764+ views
    Blackcommentator.com ^ | July 3, 2003 | Rita Kempley
    The following is an editorial from DVRepublic, “The liberated zone of cyberspace.” Movies' "Magic Negro" Saves The Day -- But At The Cost Of His Soul by Rita Kempley Morgan Freeman plays God in "Bruce Almighty;" Laurence Fishburne a demigod in "The Matrix Reloaded," and Queen Latifah a ghetto goddess in "Bringing Down the House. " What's the deal with the holy roles? Every one of the actors has to help a white guy find his soul or there won't be a happy ending. Bruce (Jim Carrey) won't get the girl. Neo (Keanu Reeves) won't become the next Messiah. And...
  • Yes, Obama is a 'magic Negro' (Scathing!)

    05/08/2007 11:36:09 AM PDT · by pissant · 62 replies · 3,143+ views
    WND ^ | 5/8/07 | Mychal Massie
    There's a brouhaha brewing over a parody composed and performed by Paul Shanklin for the Rush Limbaugh show. Albeit liberals across their "conflicted" divide are in a blather, feigning insult and indignation, in the mind of this essayist, liberal Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama must be a "magic Negro" if we are to believe certain of his claims and things on which he is still unchallenged. We understand that the idea of elutriating the airwaves of those they deem unfit is not "dernier cri" amongst the pantheon of liberals who have given themselves to defending America against rational, cogent and...
  • CBS13 Talkback: Is 'Barack The Magic Negro' Song Racist? (Readers Make Mincemeat Of TV Station)

    05/07/2007 2:54:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 41 replies · 3,892+ views
    CBS12 Talkback ^ | May 7, 2007 | CBS13 Talkback Readers
    "Do you guys do ANY research before reporting a Non-Story, or do you just stick your finger in the air?" - Roger Andersen "Much ado about nothing. A slow news day out there?"- Todd Wilson "No, Rush Limbaugh's parody Barack the Magic Negro is not racist. It's HUMOR!!"- Mary Jo Robbins "You guys need to get a life!!! Quit being offended at evertthing you think you know about!!! The media attempts to try and fool people that they are the expert on everything, you like to point the finger at everbody. What about looking at yourselves!!- Ben "As a frequent...
  • Rush Demand YouTube Remove Racist Video

    05/07/2007 11:03:45 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 3,979+ views
    You Tube ^ | 5-6-2007 | blam
    YouTube has apparently posted a racist video using Rush's audio spoof "Barak The Magic Negro." Rush just said "Take It Down Now!!! Let's see what happens now.