Ferguson, Missouri has been turned into a war zone.
The police use inappropriate force, such as tear gas and rubber bullets, to overwhelm and intimidate residents who are legitimately protesting a police murder of a fellow, unarmed resident.
There is also a “keep moving” rule constantly imposed on residents and journalists on the sidewalks of Ferguson. It is not a real law but nevertheless was and still is constantly spouted by the police. This “rule” is anti the First Amendment and now being challenged by the ACLU. Read below the fold...
Jill Stein is a “citizen-politician” who refuses to behave herself.
Dr. Stein refuses to stay in the campaigning bull-shit bubble.
She doesn’t suffer fools or play the crony let’s-screw-the-99% game.
Someone on a website recently called Jill Stein “the best presidential candidate you’ll never hear about”.
... and Republicans aren't racists.
There were energetic shouts of “Aye!” and “Nay!” as a Puerto Rican party functionary—Zoraida Fonalledas, the chairwoman of the Committee on Permanent Organization—took her turn at the main-stage lectern. As she began speaking in her accented English, some in the crowd started shouting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” Read below the fold...
Perhaps this is cheating, but rather than giving a link to follow, I'm reproducing a newspaper column by David Sirota. The original can be found here. He makes a very good point - one that I think is the reason that liberals are foaming at the mouth about Ron Paul. Agree or disagree?
Our Selective Definition of Bigotry
"If they have any value at all anymore, presidential election campaigns at least remain larger-than-life mirrors reflecting back painful truths about our society. As evidence, ponder the two-sided debate over Republican candidate Ron Paul and bigotry. Read below the fold...
Via BDBlue, comes this unbelievable study of "the wealth gap" and women of color. We have all heard of the income gap - women make, on average, 77 cents to every man's dollar - but the wealth gap has been largely ignored. I'm so very thankful that this study has come along to shine the light on a very, very important way in which women of color are failing to gain societal equality.
From the New York Times:
ATLANTA — For years the largely white staff of Georgia Right to Life, the state’s largest anti-abortion group, tried to tackle the disproportionately high number of black women who undergo abortions. But, staff members said, they found it difficult to make inroads with black audiences.
So in 2009, the group took money that it normally used for advertising a pregnancy hot line and hired a black woman, Catherine Davis, to be its minority outreach coordinator.
Ms. Davis traveled to black churches and colleges around the state, delivering the message that abortion is the primary tool in a decades-old conspiracy to kill off blacks.Read below the fold...
Like all other sane non-racists on the planet, I completely don’t get the whole ‘Gilbert Arenas thing’. Two big time racist scare and scandalmonger sports assholes -- Mitch Lawrence and Peter Vescey -- are actually pushing hard to ban the guy from the NBA for life for joking around with some unloaded pistols in a locker room. It was just a lame-ass joke, no big deal. Read below the fold...
US Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla) is a not always well-spoken Congresswoman. Some racist joker on Youtube took one of her short House floor speeches and jazzed it up with loops and splices. A DU jagoff linked to it, and general hilarity
ensued. (I'd quote some of this shit, but then you'd have to ban me.) Read below the fold...
Sorry, I couldn't let it slide. I don't even like Obama. But, the thunderous righteous indignation coupled with hypocritical silence is just too much. Sweetie? Really? You got your panties in a bunch because somebody called you sweetie? *@#&! Nobody said a mumbling word about Michelle Obama. For real, hands off.
For my mere support of Hillary Clinton, I have been called a racist, more times than I can count. One of the refuges I have found in this crazy blogosphere, has been Anglachel's Journal.
In her post today, she touches on a subject very close to me.
She asks of the "creative class", Where Do Your Kids Go To School? Read below the fold...