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When we consider presidential candidates; we should ignore who they say they are and pay attention to who they really are; as evidenced by their past record in the case of many politicians and their public statements.
In the case of “Old Line Republican Families” like the Bushes; we need not and indeed should not give much credence to their public statements.
Their past record? Mostly a fabrication maintained for the simple-minded who won’t bother to dig. And let’s face it. In the case of the Bush Family, the digging can be done with a stiff paper-clip.
Scratch! Scratch! Let’s see what we found.
ADT; the security corporation with a long history in the home security business has begun a new ad campaign featuring Ving Rhames as the spokesperson and effectively as the symbol of safety in our homes.
I; for one; am happy to see this particular development. I believe it is a positive sign when a big, burly, black man is placed in the position of representing home safety rather than the older stereotypical associations of large black men as a threat to our safety.
It isn’t the end all and be all of racial healing. It isn’t going to get anyone a better chance at an education or decent job by itself.
It is; I think; a sign. A sign that it has become; “Ok” to use a black man to be synonymous with white people being safe in their homes. Actually I am just a bit more excited about this than I let on. It’s a pretty big deal. It shows; better than anything I have seen yet that America’s attitudes are changing.
That title and the inspiration for this article are from the article by Michelle Goldberg, The Nation; the link to which you may use to read that article first if you wish, though it is not a prerequisite. It is an excellent article and I recommend it highly.
For those who choose not to leave the environs of your humble Angyman; the article rightly points out the predominance of “angry white men” on the list of American terrorists, mass murderers, and freaked-out, loony tunes, running the streets with assault rifles; killing members of various groups, races, religions, and cultures; for various reasons revealed, and not of late.
The line that caught me; that made me sit and write this, is “the most common type of American terrorist: a white man with a weapon and a grudge”; and I thought; “What else?”; “Who else?”
I am not entirely clear what the other major cultures of the world were doing with their young people for the last two-thousand years but in the Western (read that White), European culture we are taught to believe that:
Check out this video
I give you; ” The Next President of the United States of America”
If we have any sense.
But then; that is always a debatable question; isn’t it?
I don’t support her just because of the issue addressed here but because she insists on
BOLD-PROGRESSIVE-POLICIES (even though she isn’t running as of now)
What we need is BOLD-PROGRESSIVE-POLICIES; NOW!!
What we need is Elizabeth Warren
I happily admit to thieving this from my friend at Eideard.com.
This is the best new look at Santa that I have ever seen. Just when I thought I was sick of the phony old fool.
Listen to what this Cop sees as his job and listen to how he thinks we should feel about him doing his “job”.
Now see what everyone can do to stop these Fascist, Police State tactics BooYa!
It’s time to insist on the freedom we were promised 223 years ago
Bill of Rights of the United States of America (1791)
The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. Written by James Madison in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties, the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power.
To The President of the United States; The Honorable Barack Hussein Obama
I would like to discuss the issue of the Keystone Pipeline with you.
It is a terrible feeling of near helplessness that overtakes me when I consider the progress of this soul-destroying project and the legislation (recently passed) that allows it.
It seems there is no end to the degradation and humiliation that the US Government is willing to allow, to the indigenous peoples of this land.
When; in the 21st century; it becomes necessary for a nation of indigenous people to state their intention to defend to their literal death; their land from the encroachment of Capitalist interests; after that indigenous nation has been the victim of such interference and genocide over the course of the history of this country; it seems to me that the people of these United States need; for the sake of human decency; and for the sake of their own ability to steer their own future and not become victims themselves (if self-interest is the only motivator that will work); to stand up and scream “NO!”; “STOP!” “This is not who we want to be anymore.”
We claim to care about the people of America. There are no more American people than the original inhabitants of this great land. There is no dignity in allowing this terrible crime. There is no way for us to come away with anything but bile in our mouths; the smell of burned flesh in our nostrils; and the guilt of the dead children on our conscience.
Every American should be up in arms about this danger.
Every blogger should be running similar articles; to flood the web with our indignation at the very possibility of this happening.
Everyone should be writing, calling, e-mailing, beating on the doors of their Congressional Representatives; Senators; and you; yourself Mr. President; to express their horror and disgust at the possibility that this destruction might become reality.
What do you think Mr. President?
Are you still shocked by such actions?
I hate feeling helpless. Don’t leave us to helplessly watch the destruction of an honorable people for what amounts to almost zero gain for America.
The only benefactors of this Keystone Pipeline are the huge corporations involved.
Mr. President; Veto this bill
I was recently enlightened to the problem of the South Dakota Child Protection Agency; taking away the children of perfectly good Native-American mothers and adopting them out to wealthy white citizens. Not just one or two kids either. This is a running operation; essentially using these women to breed for the wealthy whites.
Now why do you think; a wealthy, white, resident of South Dakota wish to “Adopt” small Indian children?
To nourish them and give them the advantages of wealth? Hmmm
You know what they say. If it walks like a duck…
Well this time it walks like a big old slave breeding operation.
So President Obama; Veto this bill.
It will be back with the new Congress as Mitch promised.
It must not pass; Sir.
It must not pass; anymore than we would pass a bill that would cause the destruction of our African-American or Hispanic or Korean communities.
It must not pass because if it does; when it is done; and the long-term effects are understood; the American people will look back upon your Presidency and The Congress with shame and hatred.
A stain upon our honor and a stain of blood upon our map and our nation.
One reason we elected you was the sense that you were a compassionate person who empathized with “We The People”.
Now is not the time to back down or give in to pressure from the murderous corporate masters.
Now is the time for “Bold Progressive Moves”
Veto this bill Mr. President.
Ben seems intent on revealing the dark truth of how he and his Republican Cronies really feel about African-Americans and the poor of America.
Stein suggested that only “government-sanctioned religion” could save poor Americans from their own “self-sabotage,” reported Right Wing Watch.