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  • The Unbearable Whiteness of Protesting (Your White Guilt is Bringing Me Down)

    12/10/2014 8:02:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 10, 2014 | Rawiya Kameir and Judnick Mayard
    White people and nonblack people of color have the luxury of treating these cases as injustices. For them, it is moralistic. For us, it's about survival. A conversation about race.JUDNICK: I feel like this is just an extension of the our “favorite” iMessage topic but in the light of the recent grand jury events with Mike Brown and Eric Garner (not to mention the promise of more to come with Tamir Rice and the others they’ve shot to death) I’ve been reminding friends that they do not have to answer to white people about their feelings. RAWIYA: Unlike many people,...
  • Officials Use [Fictitious Intruder] Ruse At Wolcott High To Clear Halls For Drug Search

    10/24/2011 2:19:43 PM PDT · by Immerito · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 22, 2011 | Rick Green
    At Wolcott High School one morning this week, an urgent announcement crackled over the intercom: a threatening intruder was in the building and students were told to immediately take refuge in classrooms. Doors were locked and police, with dogs, moved in. Students stayed huddled in classrooms where they were told to stay away from the windows. But what sounded like a frightening situation was just a search for narcotics. Drug-sniffing dogs combed the school while students stayed in locked classrooms, believing that an attacker was roaming the halls. Drug-free schools are an admirable goal but I wonder when we reached...
  • Obama Channels Hendrix on Critics: ‘They Talk About Me Like a Dog’(Video)

    09/07/2010 6:03:30 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/7/2010 | Yahoo News
    Has President Obama been listening to a lot of Jimi Hendrix lately? With just under two months to go before Election Day, Obama kicked off the fall campaign season Monday with an aggressive speech targeting Republicans. But it was an off-script moment in the speech that's attracted the most attention, as Obama accused his GOP critics of talking about him "like a dog." "Some powerful interests who had been dominating the agenda in Washington for a very long time -- and they're not always happy with me -- they talk about me like a dog. That's not in my...
  • The Revolting Left Revolts

    12/18/2009 3:37:16 PM PST · by nutsonthebus · 10 replies · 501+ views
    In a stunning reversal of fortune for President Barack Obama, top progressives are attacking the health-reform plan moving through the Senate as “hollow,” “unsupportable” and a sellout to corporate interests. Republicans, after plotting for months to sink the signature legislation of Obama’s first year, suddenly think that Democrats might wind up doing it for them. Most dangerously for White House chances of assembling 60 Senate votes, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean launched a third day of attacks on the emerging bill, arguing in a Washington Post op-ed that it meets none of his benchmarks for “real reform
  • President Obama gripes about multiple crises

    04/30/2009 6:30:53 AM PDT · by LottieDah · 72 replies · 2,101+ views
    WASHINGTON - President Obama sounds like he'd punch the "easy" button if he could. In a prime-time news conference Wednesday night marking the 100th day of his administration, Obama betrayed a sense of exasperation at the swarm of crises that have besieged him and the country. "I didn't anticipate the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression," Obama said. "The typical President, I think, has two or three big problems. We've got seven or eight." Marveling at the lineup of daunting tasks filling his in-box, he took umbrage at the idea he relishes expanding government, even into cars and finance.
  • [MSNBC's Chris] Matthews: Shame on All Who Participated in Rush's 'Operation Chaos'

    05/07/2008 8:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 110+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 7, 2008 | Brent Baker
    Rush Limbaugh's “Operation Chaos,” the effort to urge conservatives and Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton in order to prolong the Democratic nomination battle, certainly annoys MSNBC's Chris Matthews who, during primary coverage Tuesday night, denounced the “mischief-making” by “a talk jock.” In the 11:30 PM EDT half hour, Matthews offered a “Keith [Olbermann]-style special comment” about how “anyone who voted to screw up the political system of this country with the purpose of mischief should carry that with them the rest their lives.” He called it “a ridiculous way to use the vote for which people fought and died,”...
  • Clinton: Playing Field for Her as Candidate Not Even Because of Her Gender

    02/28/2008 6:42:39 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 40 replies · 146+ views
    abc ^ | 02/28/08 | abcblog
    In an interview with ABC News' Cynthia McFadden to air on this evening's "Nightline," Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., says it's tougher for her to run as a woman than it is for her male opponent. Asked why she thinks so many women may be feeling sorry for her, Clinton said, "I think a lot of women project their own feelings and their lives onto me, and they see how hard this is. It's hard. It's hard being a woman out there. It is obviously challenging with some of the things that are said that are not even personal to me...
  • Black Group: No Imus on Air

    10/11/2007 5:30:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies · 757+ views
    News Max ^ | October 9, 2007 | Staff
    The National Association of Black Journalists urges Citadel Broadcasting chief executive Farid Suleman and Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes to halt negotiations to return former radio personality Don Imus to the radio and television broadcast airwaves. Recent reports that Imus is in informal talks with Fox Chairman Roger Ailes and is finalizing contractual details with Citadel Broadcasting are unimaginable. Imus was fired last April after the shock jock called members of the Rutgers women's basketball team 'nappy-headed ho's.' "NABJ remains outraged after the racially inflammatory insults made by Don Imus last spring. He used his free speech to broadcast hate...

    09/14/2007 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 121 replies · 2,080+ views
    The Chronicles - A Magazine of American Culture ^ | 13 September 2007 | Paul Craig Roberts
    The U.S. economy continues its slow death before our eyes, but economists, policymakers and most of the public are blind to the tottering fabled land of opportunity. In August, jobs in goods-producing industries declined by 64,000. The U.S. economy lost 4,000 jobs overall. The private sector created a mere 24,000 jobs, all of which could be attributed to the 24,100 new jobs for waitresses and bartenders, and the government sector lost 28,000 jobs. In the 21st century, the U.S. economy has ceased to create jobs in export industries and in industries that compete with imports. U.S. job growth has...
  • Secularist Conference Poster in NY to Combat Religious Faith (My Title)

    08/24/2007 12:55:48 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 60 replies · 749+ views
    Conference Poster : The Secular Society and Its Enemies
  • Meat plant arrests near Amarillo leave families of 100 children separated

    12/14/2006 8:15:55 AM PST · by WestTexasWend · 111 replies · 2,369+ views
    First it was the chaos. Then it was the confusion as to who was arrested and where they would be taken. Now, the Spanish-speaking residents of Cactus, Dumas and other neighboring communities who escaped Tuesday's raid because they either are here legally or do not work at the Swift meat plant, face an even bigger problem: what is going to happen to the more than 100 children whose parents were rounded up and arrested? "Right now the children are being taken care of by relatives or friends of those who were deported," said Orlando Gajardo, spokesman for the St. Peter...
  • Fox Responds To Limbaugh's Accusations [it's like being hit with a hammer."........]

    10/26/2006 4:32:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 170 replies · 4,242+ views
    Fox Responds To Limbaugh's Accusations (CBS News) Responding to criticism by conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh, actor Michael J. Fox defended his appearance in a political campaign ad, saying he wasn't acting or off his medication. In fact, at the time he was over-medicated for his Parkinson's disease, Fox said in an exclusive interview with CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric. "The irony is that I was too medicated, I was dyskinesic," Fox told Couric. "Because the thing about, the thing about being symptomatic is that it's not comfortable. No one wants to be symptomatic; it's like being hit with a...
  • King George of America, this letter is for you

    07/03/2006 6:04:52 AM PDT · by MisterI · 96 replies · 2,696+ views
    The Times-Herald Record ^ | 7/3/06 | Beth Quinn
    When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands that connected them with another, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. The history of the present King George of America is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts about the excesses of King George of America be submitted to a candid world: s He has refused his Assent...
  • Opinion: Dude, you're getting a Mac!

    07/05/2005 2:06:15 PM PDT · by Panerai · 54 replies · 966+ views
    MacCentral ^ | July 05, 2005 | Tom Yager
    One reason that Dell didn’t make my short list of companies with vision is its lousy business decision to remain the lone first-tier player not to add AMD’s processors to its server lineup. Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Sun Microsystems, among others, like Dell’s decision fine. They know Dell’s missing out on AMD’s secret sauce. AMD’s CPU line is so very manufacturer-friendly — meaning that it’s also profit-friendly, as system vendors evolve from model to model and reach into new markets, especially the higher-density value server market that AMD is certain to own. Dell wants no part of this, choosing instead to...
  • No longer 'Made in America'

    06/21/2005 12:54:48 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 83 replies · 2,448+ views
    The Times Herald-Record ^ | June 21, 2005 | Caitlin Kiernan
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.Patriotic shoppers have little choice The American flags we wave at parades. Those yellow, car decals that say, "Support the Troops." Even George Bush's "Made in America" baseball cap, the one only the commander in chief wears. (Backdrop Hides `Made in China' Labels) All products NOT made in America. It wasn't that long ago that "Look for the union label" was both an annoying TV jingle we couldn't get out of our heads and an anthem for American shoppers. Now? Well, now we hardly even look to see if a product we...
  • The Loss of Civility - We Are One Zotted Family

    05/15/2005 8:15:51 AM PDT · by one happy family of man · 87 replies · 2,022+ views ^ | April 27 2005 | Steve Horowitz
    For those hoping that a second term would cool the seething resentment of George Bush and his supporters over having to live in a democratic society, it was a sobering moment: Bush Resubmits 20 Nominations for Federal JudgeshipsDec. 23 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President George W. Bush will resubmit 20 federal judicial nominations, reigniting a battle with Democrats who accuse the nominees of hostility to abortion rights and the environment.The list includes seven of the 10 candidates whose nominations failed during Bush's first term because of Democratic filibusters that blocked Senate confirmation votes. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called the nominees...
  • ZOT! The Sad truth about this site

    05/13/2005 11:23:29 AM PDT · by FreeRetarded (aka JimmyClyde) · 241 replies · 6,513+ views
    Weve all seen and heard of a place called Free Republic, its full of divorced or wife-beating conservative slobs who have the hygene of John Goodman after a long picnic. They thrive on stupid,worthless topics that focus around the "wonder of life" and "lets keep people who cant feel or think alive because were to stubborn to admit that its pretty damn foolish". But above all other abominations in this world is the wretched "Admin Mod", a man of horrible values and the judgement of a meth lab. It is he who makes free republic, well not free at all,...
  • CA: Stark blasts GOP dominance over Congress

    12/05/2004 9:36:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,103+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/5/04 | Barry Shatzman
    FREMONT -- In his first town meeting since being re-elected in November, Democratic Rep. Pete Stark wasted no time in decrying the partisan enviroment that prevails over Congress. Stark said that House Speaker Dennis Hastert has made it clear that Democrats would not be invited to help craft legislation. "It makes our job one of a constant critic," he said. About 50 people came to Saturday morning's meeting at the Senior Center, to hear what the Fremont Democrat had to say about the upcoming congressional session. It will be Stark's 17th term in the House, since first being elected in...
  • 'Blood on the Moon': Fool Me Once, Shame on Me, Fool Me Twice... (Barf Alert)

    11/08/2004 6:17:55 AM PST · by chambley1 · 15 replies · 1,590+ views
    Falls Church News Press (Pravda) ^ | 11/04/04 | Nicholas F. Benton
    President Bush famously botched the truism, but the way it goes is not complicated: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." The first time, it could be argued that the American people were fooled. They didn't give Bush a plurality, but enough felt the country could afford a "compassionate conservative" in the White House. Little did they know what was in store. They condoned the invasion of Iraq because they were lied to about weapons of mass destruction. They were led to believe the war on terror justified assaults on civil liberties. They didn't object...
  • Teen Sent Home From Ceremony For 'Revealing' Dress Student Said She Cried All The Way Home

    05/17/2004 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Blue Highway · 134 replies · 1,551+ views
    CINCINNATI -- Imagine it's a special day at school, and you're asked to leave because of what you're wearing. That's what happened to a 13-year-old girl at Holy Family Catholic School in Price Hill on the day of her May crowning and graduation pictures, WLWT reported. "I don't think nothing was wrong with the dress," eighth-grader Dannielle Fuqua said. But she was told otherwise because the dress was too revealing, according to the principal. "I was crying until I got home, and I was still crying when I got home," Fuqua said. Added her mother, Kathy Meyer: "They said Dannielle's...