Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Riled-up Republican racists rant over another African name

headshot Debo Adegbile

Like a pack of slavering Baskerville hounds, the card-carrying members of "RRR" (acronym meaning varies—rabid Republican racists, religiously race-baiting right-wingers, reactionary racist Repubs, right-wing racist rhetoricians, or your choice) are on the scent of their new meme of "racialism" and their target is one of President Barack Obama's nominee's—Debo Adegbile.
Adegbile was nominated to head-up the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice.
Seems like there is a logic to selecting a lawyer to head up a civil rights division who has actual experience with (gasp) civil rights litigation. Adegbile has it.
Debo P. Adegbile is Senior Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee, a position he has held since July 2013.  Previously, from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Adegbile held a number of roles at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., including Special Counsel, Acting President and Director-Counsel, Associate Director-Counsel and Director of Litigation, Associate Director of Litigation, and Assistant Counsel.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, has issued a strong endorsement:
Debo Adegbile is one of the preeminent civil rights litigators of his generation and a bipartisan consensus builder. His experience as the two-time defender of the Voting Rights Act in the Supreme Court puts him in a class of his own when it comes to understanding the application and enforcement of complex civil rights issues. Add that to his stellar career over ten years at the nation’s leading civil rights law firm—the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund—as well as his work in the Senate and in the private sector, and it becomes clear that Adegbile’s skill set, talents, and experience make him the perfect choice to head the Civil Rights Division.
Adegbile’s life mirrors that of the American Dream. A son of immigrants from Ireland and Nigeria, Adegbile grew up in poverty with periods of homelessness to work his way through law school and one day defend American democracy in the Supreme Court.  
Millions of Americans rely on the Civil Rights Division to enforce housing, education, and employment discrimination laws, hate crime laws, the Violence Against Women Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the core civil rights statutes that allow all of us to take part in the fullness of American life. Debo Adegbile is the right nominee to head the Civil Rights Division. We call on the Senate to swiftly confirm him.
and then the right wing republican dissent,
The problem for RRR's is that Adegbile is black. Worse—from their perspective—he is black and a veteran of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (who they see as anti-white), and from a birtherist nativist xenophobic perspective clearly not "Amurrican" enough.  
There's that surname of his—Adegbile, which is Nigerian, from his father. And he's the son of parents who, according to Richard Cohen, are probably causing a lot of gagging, since his mom is Irish.
it's okay if he or she is anti everybody in America as long as they are for the republican right wing who stand in opposition to all that the office stands for and protects us from which is primarily them and their discrimination

We are already aware of the animus against Barack Obama's paternity, and the Kenyan father he never knew, along with the birther conspiracy theory about his nativity. So many of the racist depictions of him as an ape, simian-like, or a savage with a bone in his nose, are deeply rooted in ideations about the Dark Continent, used to maintain slavery and white supremacy.
Adegbile faces a formidable array of rationales for the vituperation unleashed against him. Bad enough to be black in America, a child of a mixed race union, and to have a clearly African first and surname, coupled with the hated resume of tenure with the NAACP, and his support of voting rights.
He expressed that support clearly in an interview done at NYU when he was chosen as Alumnus of the Month for July 2010.
Q: You also were involved in voting rights cases with the LDF during the 2000 presidential election and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. What draws you to these kinds of cases?
A. Voting rights fascinated me when I studied the topic in my constitutional law class with Professor Christopher L. Eisgruber. Leaders like Martin Luther King and Thurgood Marshall knew that individuals’ ability to express their political voices was essential to take down the racial caste system of Jim Crow. So many of the civil rights leaders understood that having a vote—having an ability to pick leaders and to have a full measure of citizenship—was essential to ensuring equality, not just in the moment but in the future. That lesson was not lost on me.
again not on the right wing list of things to ever do status quo is important to them anyone that threatens their position is unacceptable in any position.  i think that is a major reason for the hyped racial animus they know they are loosing their status and are destined to be our new minority frightening to those who have cracked the whip for centuries to now wonder if they get what they gave must be terrorizing.  someone fighting for what the are fighting to keep brings out the very worst of their bigotry, they want us vulnerable to them and those the whore for no consumer reg. no EPA those things that allow them to run over us and not look back not to mention put our health in jeopardy than deny us health care.

bottom line no control for them if we are protected against them that is a prime reason they target Pres. and attempt to discredit him because everything he does counters what they are and want to do.

my party has been acting meek but the Bible says "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth"

The Media In 2014 By The Numbers

2014 was a year of eye-popping media numbers, from millions of dollars' worth of coverage devoted to a trumped-up scandal to mere seconds devoted to historic news. Here are some of the most important -- and most surprising -- figures from the year.
this is where biased media fails the viewers and shows us it's not about dispensing the news fair or balanced but about the top floor bottom line.  those who choose what is deserving of your attention are conspiring to influence you in a way you would not go if you were aware of the whole unedited story. this was a plan hatched by the republican Pres. Nixon and Fox elite Rodger Ailes to control what you hear thereby influencing how you vote.

Benghazi coverage
124,000,000: The Dollar Value Of Fox News' Benghazi Coverage Over One Two-Week Period. 
Fox News' coverage went into overdrive following House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) May 2 announcement that Republicans would form a select committee to further investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. A Media Matters study found that the publicity values of Fox's weekday coverage in the two weeks following the announcement were valued at more than $124 million dollars, a significant public relations boon for the GOP. [Media Matters6/3/14]
16: The Number Of Minutes Fox News Devoted To A Benghazi Select Committee Hearing, After Investing Years To Creating The Committee. 
Fox News spent only 16 minutes on the second hearing of the Benghazi Select Committee in December. Fox had spent the previous two years devoting significantly more coverage -- over 1000 segments -- to the terrorist attacks, and their coverage was a key driver for the committee's formation in 2014, a fact which network contributors bragged about at the time. [Media Matters12/10/14]

ever realize you find yourself thinking Benghazi that's because you heard it so much like that song you can't get out of your head.  i'm interested in how much time they've spent on it since said committee of theirs found nothing implicating Pres. or his admin. oh the republicans did come out and say their own committee was lying, how many minutes did that take?

2-year-old accidentally kills his mom in Walmart


Veronica J. Rutledge, 29, was shopping with her son and three other children, Kootenai County sheriff's spokesman Stu Miller said. Rutledge was from Blackfoot in southeastern Idaho, and her family had come to the area to visit relatives.
She had a concealed weapons permit. Miller said the young boy was left in a shopping cart, reached into his mother's purse and grabbed a small-caliber handgun, which discharged one time.
Deputies who responded to the Wal-Mart found Rutledge dead, the sheriff's office said.
"It appears to be a pretty tragic accident," Miller said.
The victim's father-in-law, Terry Rutledge, told The Associated Press that Veronica Rutledge "was a beautiful, young, loving mother."
"She was not the least bit irresponsible," Terry Rutledge said. "She was taken much too soon."
The woman's husband was not in the store when the shooting happened at about 10:20 a.m. Miller said the man arrived shortly after the shooting. All the children were taken to a relative's house.
sad as it is was she really without any responsibility?  she left a loaded gun off safety in reach of a 2 year old, not to mention anyone who might try to take the purse obviously sitting up in plain sight what is the potential of that,  this should be a teaching point about safety while you carry concealed weapons.  i wonder why the kid took that out of whatever else might have been in that purse was it on top or had the kid seen it handled and remembered, or just a shiny object?

we have come full circle from adults killing adults to kids killing kids to kids killing their parents if this is not the time for gun regulation when will it be when only two people are left?  NRA is okay they still get to keep the guns even the ones buried by the bodies of their victims.

Governor Christie has final say on bill that will privatize water without public oversight

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey speaking at an event hosted by The McCain Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.

the republican way of governing does not include your opinion or presence evidently.

Al Jazeera America is reporting:
A bill that would allow New Jersey municipalities to sell their public water utilities to private, for-profit corporations without putting the measure to voters is awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature.
Until now, any municipality in New Jersey that sought to sell off its water system to a private bidder had to hold a public vote. But a bill passed with bipartisan support by the state’s Senate last week would allow municipalities with aging and deteriorating water systems to put their systems up for sale without holding a referendum.
NJ voters have approved the sale of water systems to private developers in about 45% of the state–making New Jersey one of the more receptive states in the union to privatization. It seems a bit strange that there would be a need to cut the citizens out of the decision making process.
A report from Corporate Accountability International found that privatization of water supplies was often followed by rate increases. In Bayonne, New Jersey, a 2012 contract with United Water led to an 8.5 percent rate increase in the first year, according to the nonprofit. And a 2010 report from Food and Water Watch found that customers in New Jersey municipalities with private water systems paid on average 64 percent more than others in the state.
But New Jersey, as with many states across our country has spent next to nothing on its infrastructure over the past decades and now the water systems are in bad shape.
The amendments were approved unanimously 24-0, on Monday by the Senate.The sponsors of the “Water Infrastructure Protection Act” have said the legislation is aimed at getting investment into public water systems that have been neglected to the breaking point. State Sen. Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) told NJ Advance Media last month that sales will not happen “willy nilly” – and many other people in the Garden State already are already supplied by private companies.
Opponents of the bill bring up this wacky idea:Why don't our municipalities spend our tax money on building and maintaining and upgrading our infrastructure?
Maybe it's because the guy with the pen has already cut hundreds of millions out of environmental protections in the state of New Jersey. Chris Christie looks the part of a gangster and a bully but he's just doing what everyone else in his party has been doing for years. Privatizing our infrastructure.

the more we hear about him it seems the more he does not seem to be as advertised,  privatization leads to an oligarchy which i think is the republican agenda as dictated by the right wing, you have very little say when joe blow owns your necessities than you would if your state gov't did it's job instead of selling out the country to the highest bidders.

we have become so complacent and disengaged in our lives that wwe just sit back and let those with their own agenda make life decisions for us then when it smells or fails we except that it's Pres.'s fault because that's what is being said, how much of the rhetoric would you have realized was lies and not for you it you patricipated instead of grunting down low?

WAKE UP EVERYBODY!!  he knows nothing about bridge closings but he sure knows what side his bread is buttered on, republican wannabe and another crooked politician they want to unleash on "we the people" 2016 how do you feel about that?

Can you spot the blatant racial media bias?

The vast majority of Americans are good people. The angst and recent racial animus between many communities are bewildering. The reasons are many. Very poor political leadership is a major reason. Politicians target our fears, economically and otherwise to create segmentation within communities. A classic example was the "racializing" of President Obama.
The election of President Obama was proof positive that America was on a real path to a post-racial society. After all, his numbers among all Demographics were higher than John Kerry's including the white vote (43 percent versus 41 percent).
This progress is a danger for many. For if communities and cultures begin to really live in harmony not only superficially but in all facets of life, Americans will begin working together to solve that which really ails them. Instead of focusing on the illogical concept of race they would concentrate on an illogical concept of an economic system that manufactures income and wealth disparity as the plutocracy maintains its tenet of capital extraction from the masses.
How then do you manufacture racial animus? Racial media bias. Racial media bias sometimes follows the tenet of "I will know it when I see it." Unfortunately, rarely is it very "in your face" visible. When one watches the evening news, one notices most of the crime seen on TV are those committed by minorities. Yet, when one goes to court one sees a completely different demographic breakdown. That is racial media bias. During Hurricane Katrina two pictures in the media were captured prominently. A black man carrying food and a white couple carrying food was described as looting and finding food respectively by the media.
Yesterday another subtle instance of racial media bias occurred on Meet the Press. It is one that flies under the radar but works subliminally. Former Washington, DC Mayor Marion Barry and Former Congressman James Traficant died this year. They were both featured in the standard memorials that media do at year end.
Marion Barry was a well-liked activist and politician in his community. He was arrested in an FBI drug sting. He received a six-month jail sentence and a $5,000 fine. James Traficant spent seven years in jail for bribery and racketeering. He was expelled from Congress.
What is the difference between their crimes? Marion Barry's conviction was for a "personal failure" that affected none of his constituents financially or otherwise. James Traficant used his elected office to provide favors and bribes. He indirectly leveraged taxpayer dollars. Yet in the memorial, Meet the Press featured Marion Barry's drug sting and featured James Traficant giving a speech. This type of racial media bias is constant throughout the corporate-run media. It has a purpose. It is to keep one segment of society either fearful of another, feared, or marginalized. It is to keep divisions to ensure we are ultimately controlled.
i watched that program and was immediately aware of the difference in the report creating the image of a drug smoking mayor who happened to be Black, i wondered for a second why did they show that?  he was IMO the best mayor DC has had since i was able to recognize that dynamic, they lefyt out all the good things he did for this city he was deemed "DC's mayor for life", the man with all his faults was beloved by most and despised by few those few i think were just jealous of his achievements and the fact that no matter what the overwhelming majority would not deny him RIP.
it is a standard when Black figures become prominent in the public eye and commands their respect and is a true leader they begin to set about bringing him down a more recent example Pres. 2008,

history books are full of people who were not really as they are portrayed or given credit for that which they don't deserve, like Cheyney lately saying that "torture led to us getting Bin Laden"  us who????

they have spent 6 years and countless obstructions to delegitamize Pres. but praise Bush,

i rest my case.

A Short, Hilarious, And 'F*cking Fabulous' Response By A Gay Couple After A Hate Crime

During the Christmas holidays, a gay couple had their apartment door carved out with the word, 'FAGGOTS,' a tactic one might use to demean and intimidate. Instead, the residing couple came back with the perfect response.
To The Individual Who Scrawled "Faggots" Into Our Door:We regret to inform you that you completely failed to use glitter paint and/or sequins, your work looked rushed and your handwriting was positively atrocious.
It is for these reasons that we had to remove your work from our door with sandpaper."
Fabulously yours,
The Gays In Apt. 611.

this is a really good response to ignorant bigots, brings to mind a similar testament to those who try to use Jesus as their qualifier for their hate mongering, this too slaps back

Cartoon: Year in review: part two
although this is a cartoon you won't laugh unless you support that element of the American population.  actually i found it quite revulsive but you can't deny the truths unless again you are part of that element.  remember ignoring history creates a greater possibility of it repeating. recognize

Whistleblowing officer makes tape of top cop ordering stop-and-frisks of black males

Officer Pedro Serrano began taping his superior officer Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack after he was given a poor performance review. Serrano alleges it was the result of him not meeting his summonses quotas and he wanted evidence to show he was being unfairly treated.
Stop “the right people, the right time, the right location,” Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack is heard saying on the recording.
“So what am I supposed to do: Stop every black and Hispanic?” Serrano was heard saying on the tape, which was recorded last month at the 40th Precinct in the Bronx.
“I have no problem telling you this,” the inspector said on the tape. “Male blacks. And I told you at roll call, and I have no problem [to] tell you this, male blacks 14 to 21.”

this appears to show the arrogance of back turning on the mayor was at least in this case hypocritical and shows the fears of Black Americans when the possibility or reality of being confronted by police white or Black is real and parents are right to indoctrinate their young on the dangers of such encounters.  those cops who disrespected the office and the mayor IMO need to apologize to him and admit his statement about his own son was spot on.  not all but enough police have left a trail of dead Black people that it is a nationwide hot story with nationwide instances.

we cannot have a gestapo like force that intimidates citizens and feel they can kill if the mood strikes them, that is something most Whites don't understand, quotas are nothing more than going on the hunt, they don't understand the apprehension of a cop behind you or coming toward you while being Black.  well it's the same feeling those who promoted the fear mongering of the "monster Black guy" that strikes fear in your hearts have created since the 17th century.

"Black people are not a menace to society, society is a menace to Black people"

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Koch hack tells the Pope to 'back off' on climate change

Pope Francis will be issuing a rare encyclical on the environment and climate change next year, and it's pretty clear that his message will not be "Drill, baby, drill."
According to the Guardian story, Francis will urge "all Catholics to take action on moral and scientific grounds."
Along the lines of what he said in October:
The monopolising of lands, deforestation, the appropriation of water, inadequate agro-toxics are some of the evils that tear man from the land of his birth. Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and deforestation are already showing their devastating effects in the great cataclysms we witness.
Unlike in other matters through the many centuries, the Catholic Church has essentially accepted the overwhelming scientific consensus on climate change.
But some Catholics, especially in Fox "News"-deluded America, will have none of that, at least according to one of the hundreds of Koch-funded conservatives on offer to journalists to give the polluters' point of view.
again the big money is fighting against any legitimacy of climate change because they know if they drop the fight regulations will kick in faster than they reinstated voter suppression. Koch factory smoke stacks a major polluter but it gets interesting.
Calvin Beisner of the Cornwall Alliance, a Religious Right group that specializes in promoting pollution, has been well-paid by the Kochs and other polluters to say things like this:
[to believe in climate change] "really is an insult to God ... and it will eventually lead to tyranny."
Here's what he gave the Guardian for "balance":  Francis will also be opposed by the powerful US evangelical movement, said Calvin Beisner, spokesman for the conservative Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, which has declared the US environmental movement to be “un-biblical” and a false religion.
“The pope should back off,” he said. “The Catholic church is correct on the ethical principles but has been misled on the science. It follows that the policies the Vatican is promoting are incorrect. Our position reflects the views of millions of evangelical Christians in the US.”
we know that evangelicals don't even teach the word of God their books have usurped that and now it's a group of their own that dictate what sermons are and what their and your kid should be taught in school basically the same as what they teach  in their churches.  they say hell ain't half full well those who follow them Heaven won't be half full either but hell's population will surely rise.

Did he slip up? Chuck Todd speaks a truth that Americans must understand when watching 'the news'

Chuck Todd had a very interesting segment featuring comedians Lewis Black, W. Kamau Bell, and Laura Krafft. He was trying to examine the influence and impact of comedians in the body politic.
"I think when people watch Jon Stewart or John Oliver they feel like they at least are getting that person's perspective," Bell said. "But I don't think people believe with the news, I think they feel like they are, you know, you are getting a corporation's perspective. You are not getting that individual's perspective."
Todd then asked if the comedians should be held responsible for American cynicism. In other words, should these comedians be held responsible for the feelings Americans have (know) that government is broken. He references an article that pretty much attempted to take down Jon Stewart and The Daily Show.
Lewis Black said that part of the cynicism is a great feeling of disenfranchisement felt by most Americans. He said he was surprised over the last 25 years that Americans were more angry than he was. He stated correctly that like Hollywood, Washington politicians live in a bubble. Lewis Black had a backhanded stab at Chuck Todd and the traditional mainstream media news that caused Chuck Todd to tell an inconvenient truth. "I have watched you and everybody else where somebody comes on," Black said. "I don't know how you do it. Because I would be barking at them. Because they sit there and go 'glib glib [blah blah]' and you sit there."
Todd then interjected. "We all sit there because we all know the first time we bark is the last time we do the show. ... All of a sudden, no one will come on your show."
i watched this but i missed the part about catering to certain guest (republicans) for fear of none of them will come back for fear of being attacked and forced to address truths they have disavowed. that can't be helped by networks that interview liars on their lies but it also deprives us of knowing that truth and we are left with suspicions we cannot satisfy.  that is why it's so important that host don't go on a my opinion rant it will offend at least half of their audience, what is the answer i don't know there is one short of some way to only get truths out of those who are predisposed to mislead,.

Fox gets away with it because IMO they really don't care if their guest tell the truth they argue against it barking so to speak then they use it as a rebuttal to itself and a positive spin for their misdirection.  besides mostly only their base gets to hear them falsely beat down the other side and make a strike for what red meat they have been tossing them they call it confirmation i call it bald faced lying.

we've seen movies where the daunting reporter goes to any length to get the story fearless in that endeavor, today according to Todd networks are afraid of losing ratings if they can't get the controversial lying politicians to come on so when they do they betray us and throw out cotton ball questions with no challenge when they know they have been lied to.  that sets true journalism back decades and serves up a win for those who would mislead they get to do it on another network other than Fox unscathed and their subversive rhetoric gets out to a different audience some who it seems falls under the spell, G W Bush," you can fool some of the people all of the time and those are the ones you want to concentrate on".

On MSNBC's The Ed Show, Eric Boehlert Highlights George Will's "Insanely Irresponsible" Rhetoric In 2014

George Will, a cartoon by Rob Tornoe

i love Ed's show he still is true to his convictions something a lot of MSNBC host can't sa.  in this he pulls back the sheep's clothing and gives you a closer look at right wing exulted ones and reveals the bigotry that permeates the right wing world of deception.  enjoy and remember 2016 just round the bend.

Worst 2014 Smears From Right-Wing Websites

Right-wing media websites continued to undermine their credibility in 2014 by peddling a number of false, ridiculous, and bigoted smears. Here are the top smears from conservative websites The Daily Caller,, and The Washington Free Beacon.
The Daily Caller
1.    Daily Caller Columnist Blamed Gay Service Members For Rise In Military Rape. A Daily Caller columnist claimed that the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which allowed LGBT soldiers to serve openly, was responsible for an "uptick in same-sex rape" in the military. [Media Matters, 8/28/14]
2.    Daily Caller Article Mocked Transgender Students. The Daily Caller ridiculed transgender students in an article on a court ruling in Maine that allowed transgender students to use school bathrooms that match their gender identity. [Media Matters, 2/3/14]
3.    The Daily Caller Suggested Obama's Condolences To Parents Of Michael Brown Were Timed To Increase African-American Turnout In Midterm Elections. The Daily Caller suggested that Obama's statement expressing his condolences to the parents of Michael Brown was calculated to boost black turnout in the upcoming midterm elections. [Media Matters, 8/12/14]
just a preview much more in article. with what America is suppose to stand for how do the people associated with these racist and bigoted remarks get the gall to call themselves Americans and add insult to injury declare how proud they are of the greatest country in the world

Right-Wing Media's Catastrophic ACA Predictions Still Haven't Materialized

Conservative media issued catastrophic predictions and myths about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, despite ample evidence that the health care law is working. Media Matters looks back at six claims about Obamacare that didn't pan out for the right-wing media this year.

now since all these not predictions but propaganda contrivances designed to sway us away from good health care and remaining with the ins. companies that were gauging us and giving us sub par health service evidenced by those who did not keep their plan because if fell under the standards that the ACA set forth you know those things that showed ObamaCares.  they are still trying to sell us a pig in a poke by talking about still repealing it that my friends is the real abomination not the health care itself.

The 11 Dumbest Things Conservative Media Said About Climate Change in 2014

while trying to breed a new right wing starting with you preschooler we should be very afraid of what is being created by republican party activist these things are representative of the misleading misinformation they are feeding their future party members can you imagine the laws that would be ignored that would save our lives by those who oppose reality and science.  i still believe whole heatedly that they are doing this and promoting deregulation because if they embrace it they have no reason to stand for dissolving agencies like EPA and such because they protect us from them who live for another dollar.  it's their agenda and it does not include "we the people, people" but "those the corporation people"

their success will look much like it has for centuries remember they don't need to change their "PRINCIPLES" formerly known as "VALUES" just the way the lie i mean say it.  curiously enough it still sounds and reads the exact same way, who knew?  plan not to be amazed at the ignorance displayed in the article after all they are all part of the party of stupider.

Foes of Obama's Cuba opening rewrite their Apartheid past

If Cuba were a racist apartheid-style system rather than a Communist dictatorship, no one would be so eager to do business with it.
Sadly for Lowry's comical attempt at revisionist history, there was no shortage of conservatives "eager to do business" with apartheid South Africa. Among them were the National Review and President Ronald Reagan.
As Jacob Heilbrunn documented at length, the National Review was an early, vocal supporter of the Afrikaner regime and its deepening apartheid system in South Africa.  In a 1960 editorial, NR declared, "the whites are entitled, we believe, to pre-eminence in South Africa." And 26 years later--at the height of the global debate over sanctions against and divestment from Boer-controlled South Africa--little had changed for William F. Buckley's rag:
To what extent is the vast majority of South African blacks intellectually and practically prepared to assume the social, economic, and political leadership in a highly industrialized country?
As Heilbrunn explained, conservative defenses for the brutal, racist apartheid regime evolved over time:
These apologies came in several stages. Throughout, conservatives defended apartheid, but the tactical emphases shifted over the decades. During the first stage, in the 1960s, conservatives depicted blacks as racially inferior to whites and praised the homelands policy of South Africa. In the second stage, in the 1970s, conservatives painted apartheid as a necessary evil; the Soviet threat required the United States to support South Africa. In the final stage, in the 1980s, the right decried the move toward divestment and sanctions, argued that capitalism would save the country, and portrayed Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress as pawns of the Kremlin.
In the face of growing domestic and international pressure, President Reagan nevertheless vetoed the 1985 Anti-Apartheid Act. At a time when the U.S. accounted for about one-fifth of direct foreign investment in South Africa, Reagan agreed with UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher that sanctions would be "immoral" and "repugnant." As he explained to Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda on March 30, 1983, "We made clear we detest Apartheid but believe we can do better with S. Africa by persuasion." Reagan's diaries show that he didn't just denounce "extreme actions" like divestment, but criticized the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop Desmond Tutu as "naïve." (The Gipper also confessed that "I was not a fan of Bishop Tutu" in part because "the Bishop seems unaware, even though he himself is Black, that part of the problem is tribal not racial.")
nothing changes on the right wing they still deny racial existence and still blame those they impose it on as the reason that they experience what we do because of their denial which will never lead to cooperation their book says if it ain't broke don't fix it, denial does not constitute broken even in Reagan world.  it also shows that republicans will always put profit before anything else, what they can get is the first order of business.

remember Beohner early on saying things like i got 98% of what i wanted or their interpretation of compromise, "Democrats do what we want" but what they want is what they tell Americans they want do they really listen or hear or are they just programmed to follow orders without question, that is what the southern republicans are trying to pass as school curriculum for kids a continuation of the tea party indoctrination summer camps where your kid gets the right wing ideology hammered in.

12 Signs of the Apocalypse: May, guns, and Open Carry Texas

Two men with rifles inside a Chipotle restaurant

Trying to decide the single worst thing to happen in May was a bit of a puzzle. If you remember, the year started (in January, for those of you keeping track) with a congressman insisting that he would not quit his job despite being arrested for, of all things, buying cocaine. He was forced out, but by May his fellow congressman Michael Grimm, who had been indicted on far more serious charges, was belligerently declaring that support for him was "overwhelming" and that he wasn't going to let a 20-count federal indictment interfere with his re-election. It worked, too. He may still face jail time, but the voters re-elected him just fine. This seems to prove the point that we're getting less and less choosy about keeping our crooks and our politicians separate.
March also saw the NRA declare the family of a murdered Sandy Hook Elementary School student a mere "prop." If I'm God, I'd probably send a few extra tornadoes through the midwest just for that comment alone.
Then there's Sean Hannity, who pushed contrarianism to the extreme with his on-air defense—yes, you read that right—of a homeowner who shot two teenage burglers execution-style.
After more labored breathing and another dragging sound, Smith calls her “bitch” again. He told authorities that after he moved her, he noticed she was still gasping and didn’t want her to suffer, so he fired under her chin with a 22.-caliber handgun, according to a report in the Pioneer Press. The Star Tribune reported Smith told investigators the last time he fired was “a good clean finishing shot” and “she gave out the death twitch.
 Hannity was dismayed that the jury found the murder premeditated.While Hannity said he didn't like the fact that Smith had called the slain teens "vermin," he nonetheless questioned the verdict because "they broke into the guy's house." [...] When Fox's Geraldo Rivera expressed disgust at the "coup de grace" shot that killed Kifer, Hannity responded, "You know what, it's easy to say after the fact, 'I wouldn't.'"
if there is one thing we should have noticed throughout that is the total apathy expressed by those under the Fox banner for not just Black lives but any life under the most definitive circumstances they support taking food out of children's mouths, denial of federal help during disasters they are the anti life scourge of America and they support right to life but only in fetal stage once a born baby they turn their backs and are prepared to let those same kids without a face that they fought soooooo hard to protect now are not deserving of health care or food.

have they ever stopped to consider where carry laws in bars will lead or is support and kick backs by NRA more important that frame of mind will drive them out of business because all they manufacture in the name of news dies out with the population taken by gun fire.

Guardian: DoJ may use “color of law” statute in Brown, Garner, Crawford, Hamilton cases
The families of at least four unarmed black men killed this year by police are pinning their hopes on possible federal prosecutions under a little-known civil rights statute that has only occasionally been used to indict officers in such cases.
The Department of Justice (DOJ), the FBI and local US attorneys’ offices have for weeks been examining the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and John Crawford III – all of whom were killed by police officers who grand juries later decided not to indict on state criminal charges.
Late on Monday, the DOJ announced it would review a fourth death: that of Dontre Hamilton, who was shot 14 times by a police officer following a confrontation in a park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in April.
The review was launched after the Milwaukee district attorney announced that Christopher Manney – the police officer who shot Hamilton, and who has since been fired – will not face charges.
In all four cases, federal officials are considering whether there is sufficient evidence to bring charges under a section of the US code that prohibits public officials from depriving an individual of constitutional rights under “color of law”…
 Per the Guardian story, “Police officers, prison guards, judges and care providers at public health facilities can all be prosecuted under this law,” a/k/a title 18, part I, chapter 13, section 242 of the US code, “more commonly known as the ‘color of law’ statute.”

However, today’s Guardian piece did make a point of focusing upon the fact that prosecutions of police shootings under this statute are “rare.”

Yet, in the same story, readers are reminded, “One notable exception was the federal prosecution of five New Orleans police officers over the shooting of unarmed people on Danziger bridge following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, two of whom died. The officers were convicted but later acquitted by a federal judge who ordered a retrial.”

Vice reporter Natasha Lennard noted on Christmas Day…

…the statue has "only occasionally" been used to indict officers in shooting and brutality cases. Notably, the LAPD officers who brutalized Rodney King were acquitted on state charges but later convicted under the federal statute for violating his Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable arrest and depriving him of his 14th Amendment due-process rights.

there maybe hope for justice after all,  if they can get convictions with this law it could help draw down the number of dead Black Americans at the hands of those who take those lives with the impunity of  centuries of getting away with it and the law that be on their side, you might think twice before pulling a trigger 14 times if you know without a doubt you are accountable alone.
In the cases currently under consideration, federal prosecutors would have to show that the officers involved "acted with the specific intent to use more force than was reasonably necessary under the circumstances," as American University law professor William Yeoman's told the Guardian. Yeomans noted that it is "very rare" that deprivation of rights under the color of law in police in shootings is proven.
While the federal investigations specifically address whether the individuals' civil rights were violated, the impetus for prosecution under color of law cannot be racially driven. While Brown, Crawford, Garner, and Hamilton's deaths have all raised urgent questions of racism in US policing, the already unlikely federal charges would have to be brought without reference to race. In the King case, as political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson has pointed out on the Huffington Post, "There would have been absolutely no chance to bring, let alone get, convictions of the officers if there had been even the remotest public hint that race was the sole reason for the federal prosecution. The Justice Department had to bring, argue and try to win their convictions exclusively on the evidence and testimony that the cops violated the federal statutes in beating King."
Hutchinson argued that the same considerations applied to the King case should equally concern the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson and should thus lead to federal charges against former cop Darren Wilson. "Brown as was King was unarmed. Brown and King were not charged with a crime when detained. Brown as King received injuries after he ceased resisting. Brown as King was abused during an official stop. These, as they were with King, are compelling civil rights violations," he wrote…
Of course, and as the Guardian story also pointed out, it’ll be many months or years before “…the federal inquiries come to any conclusions.”
i may have gotten a little ahead of the reality although it shows promise of justice the article states we could be staring at "just us" for more years to come.  i do believe that we will get their i hope that it prevails.  keep in mind some go kicking and screaming others not at all who you vote for determines that dynamic. recognize

Confessions of a One-Time Religious Right Icon

The leaders of the new religious right were gleefully betting on American failure. If secular, democratic, diverse and pluralistic America survived, then wouldn’t that prove that we were wrong about God only wanting to bless “Christian America?” If, for instance, crime went down dramatically in New York City, for any other reason than a reformation and revival, wouldn’t that make the prophets of doom look silly? And if the economy was booming without anyone repenting, what did  that mean?
What began to bother me was that so many of our new “friends” on the religious right seemed to be rooting for one form of apocalypse or another. In the crudest form this was part of the evangelical fascination with the so-called end times. The worse things got, the sooner Jesus would come back. But there was another component. The worse everything got, the more it proved that America needed saving, by  us! Plus, it was good for fundraising.
Some 30 years later, what we helped start continues (I'm sorry!). With the Republicans in control of the House and Senate the question arises, again: where does the American far right find the energy to oppose everything and everyone again and again?
 Those three paragraphs are from a piece that appeared at Alternet with the full title of My Horrible Right-Wing Past: Confessions of a One-Time Religious Right Icon and with the subtitle of I was a religious fanatic appealing to political leaders. Today, the fanatics are the political leaders..  The author is Frank Schaeffer, whose father Francis Schaeffer became one one of the major figures in the rise of the religious right.  Frank was right there at his side, helping make it happen.
Frank Schaeffer has long ago disavowed his previous past.  He has written extensively both about himself and about the religious right.
This is a relatively brief piece that will make clear the agenda that we will be confronting in the new Congress - although to be fair, the Republican leaders of the House and Senate also have to confront it.
i still find it mind boggling how those who claim to be Americans can support a party that cheers for the duly elected Pres. to fail and saying it on nat'l TV by default that is supporting those who intend for you to suffer they thought for 4 years but like most of their predictions they were wrong about that too.  but that still doesn't explain why less than half the country voted for opposition to the ideology of a better life for them and instead chose to believe lies and racial rhetoric again i question who exactly Jindal was referring to when he said republicans should not be the party of stupid.

they say that "if you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything",  does this also apply here religion is the feeding ground for far too many who wish to take advantage nothing like threatening the soul to help control those who want to believe so bad that they tend to believe anyone who uses words usurped from the Bible.  those who would be charlatans don't believe in what they say because if so and they really believe in God and Jesus would they teach the vitriolic and racially divisive ideals that do not support the word with evidently no fear of God?

Fox affiliate apologizes to editing protesters' chants to say 'Kill a cop'

A Baltimore Fox station had to apologize to Black Lives Matter protester, Tawanda Jones, after they were busted for deceptively editing a protest chant to say "Kill a cop."
The chant went "we won't stop, we can't stop, 'til killer cops, are in cell blocks," according to C-SPAN footage.
But WBFF cut the audio short and told viewers that the words were in fact "we won't stop, we can't stop, so kill a cop."
In typical Fox style, the apology came with an "our bad" statement. Honest mistake.
The Fox station apologized to the protesters and to Jones both on its Facebook page and in an interview with Jones.
The Facebook post claimed that the station’s engineers misheard what the protesters were chanting and called it an “honest misunderstanding.”
Mrs. Jones is skeptical.
"The interesting part that really gets to me is, where you guys edited it and stopped — like, how could that be a mistake?" she said.
"Once you play that whole thing, you would know that's not something that's being said," she added.
when you are in the middle of intended deception hard to call the result a mistake. this is good that the record was set straight, but there are still those who will blindly read or hear with deaf ears the retraction and continue on with this as a reason to demonize and accuse protesters and Pres. and Rev. Al,  does truth really hurt or does it just exposes who is the real culprit?  almost all of republican misinformation has been rebuked but still they promote and mislead, remember Romney and the Jeep to China lie when rebuked he went on full throttle.

did he or Ryan ever apologize to Americans for all those campaign lies, does that make the republican party more dishonest than Fox?

The Real Reason Police Hate Bill de Blasio

Some liberals have expressed disappointment in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who campaigned on a platform of reforming the NYPD, saying he has failed to turn his rhetoric into significant action. Yet in the past few weeks police officials have decried his "revolution" and launched a media assault against the Mayor, with a few holding him personally responsible for the deaths of two officers this weekend. What explains the discrepancy?
The contentious relationship between police unions and Mayor de Blasio is, in many ways, parallel to President Obama's skirmishes with the military and the intelligence community. Policy alone cannot explain the animosity directed at these elected officials -- as happens so often in our postmodern era, we must look to the politics of the persona.
Obama and de Blasio both built movements around inclusion. Just as candidate Obama presented himself as the man who could reshape our 21st century national identity in the image of its more progressive "better history," Bill de Blasio encouraged voters to unite in opposition to economic stratification that was pitting borough against borough and neighbor against neighbor. His landslide victory among all key demographics showed his "tale of two cities" theme had resonated with three of every four New Yorkers.
"There are little pieces of everybody in me," Senator Obama said in 2006. At a time when the country seemed ready to divide along socioeconomic lines, the biracial Chicagoan was able to unify much of the electorate by being a figure upon whom many groups could project their own identities. He embodied change just by being on the ballot.
A similar dynamic is at work in the case of Bill de Blasio. Emphasizing his multiracial family and personalizing issues of social and economic inequality has allowed him to capture the support of an Obama-esque coalition of people who never had access to the halls of power. Further, like Obama, he projects a masculinity that is empathic and introspective -- anathema to the patriarchal attitudes that dominate hierarchal institutions like the police.
When Mayor de Blasio first spoke about the non-indictment of the police officer who killed Eric Garner, he placed the case in a personal context:
Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years about the dangers that he may face. A good young man, law-abiding young man who would never think to do anything wrong. And yet, because of a history that still hangs over us, the dangers he may face, we've had to literally train him—as families have all over this city for decades—in how to take special care in any encounter he has with the police officers who are there to protect him.
The opposition also took a turn for the personal. New York City's largest police union created a form letter that members could send to the Mayor and the City Council Speaker, requesting the pair not attend the officer's funeral should he or she die in the line of duty. The union said officers felt as if they had been "thrown under the bus," and said the Mayor instead should have been encouraging parents to teach their children "to comply with police officers, even if they feel it's unjust."
 this whole thing aside from the police demands via unions sounds like a juvenile exercise in the playground bullies and the other students.  why is it that police appear to be taking hostage their duty as sworn to be able to dictate their own job description, they chastise citizens who dare film them in violation of civil rights they act as though they feel they should be able to do whatever with impunity, that my friends is a police state and the beginnings of anarchy turning their backs on the mayor is a direct defiance of the gov't and defending those cops not necessarily their city's finest.  not referring to the two officers ambushed.

Full Definition of ANARCHY 1 a : absence of government b : a state of lawlessness or political disorder due to the absence of governmental authority

what i think is a better plan is the police that do protect and serve by virtue of that statement should also protect us from those in their ranks with homicidal and brutality tendencies, i know that can create internal problems but would it also expose those of questionable character?  i don't mean internal affairs given today's regular reports of another suspicious if not downright unlawful murder that obviously doesn't work for citizens. there are ways to handle this that don't include IMO easily compromised cameras and training that very well will not break through the mindset of those officers who choose to shoot 12 or 14 times or shoot before assessing the situation if they are that paranoid they have no place on the street armed and looking for trouble of their own perception.

i also think that the mayor struck a nerve of reality when he said he had to talk to his son on how to act around police truth is not to be seen as turning against but as a barometer of where those your job depends on are as far as trusting them with that obligation and their actions to me show that it's questionable by that reaction and more certainly their actions and defending of what in siome cases video says they are lying.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

me again

hello my friends, i intended to post today this morning all i saw was stories of pain, misery, death and grief i didn't want to bring anyone down so instead i'd like to wish you all happiness and joy for whatever you celebrate.  may you all know happiness throughout the years and have little time for tears.  we can be a better world if we respect each other and realize we are here together not as one or a few but as a global population, may you worship and find what you need God Bless the new years to come.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How many days did the #TeaParty "cease protest activities" after their supporters Killed Cops?

So Rudolph Ghouliani claims that Obama's Propaganda to "Hate Police" is what caused the recent shooting of two officers in New York does he?

"We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police," Giuliani said. "The protests are being embraced, the protests are being encouraged. The protests, even the ones that don’t lead to violence, a lot of them lead to violence, all lead to a conclusion. The police are bad, the police are racist. That is completely wrong."
Yeah, ok, besides the fact that somebody somewhere once called this type of thing a "Blood Libel", while Fox News is blatantly lying about Protestors chanting "Go Kill a Cop", I have a question for you Rudy.
I want to know - because I'm just curious - how long was it that the Tea Party was asked to stop all protests after Richard Poplowski killed three police Officers in Pittsburgh either because he was having a domestic dispute with his girlfriend and/or he thought the Obama Administration was "coming for his guns"?
this looks like a really good expose of right wing hypocrisy but i'm having trouble seeing it now please continue

"Disposable FEMA Coffins" And A Deliberate Ebola Outbreak: 2014 On The Fringe

Conservative media haven't had the best luck in recent years when choosing which fringe protests or figures to elevate into the national conversation, often mistakenly tying themselves to extremism and bizarre conspiracy theories. In 2013, Fox News, Glenn Beck, Drudge, and other conservatives helped promote a rally of truckers planning to clog the Beltway to protest the government. The protest -- which eventually fizzled -- turned out to have been organized in part by someone who thinks President Obama and Osama bin Laden are literally the same person.

This year, conservatives threw their weight behind a Nevada rancher fighting against the federal government over grazing fees, only to be burned when he was videotaped giving his thoughts on "the Negro." 2014 also featured an unhinged conspiracy about President Obama trying (and apparently failing) to spark a domestic Ebola outbreak and a staggering amount of outlandish comments from Fox News contributor Allen West.

Media Matters looks back at the year on the fringe.  

Obama's Failed Efforts To Infect The Nation With Ebola And Bury Us All In FEMA Coffins

"Barack Hussein Obama Is An Islamist": Allen West Hits His Stride As A Member Of Conservative Media

"I Want To Tell You One More Thing I Know About The Negro" 

the stories are in the articles and the link below will open up more of the misleading's by those who in effect run the country now, brace yourself for a game of truth or dare be prepared to be dared. cause ain't no truth available.

Limbaugh Rants Against Idea Of A Black James Bond Rush Limbaugh: "James Bond Was White And Scottish, Period"

listen to racist rush stumble all through his head trying to find a category for a Black actor.  while ranting how Bond has always been a White man he seems to employ that double standard he forgets that Jesus is not blue eyed and blond with pink skin, and what about all those years of White guys in Black face and portraying other races because the movie people would not hire those the chose to imitate isn't Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  rotate on that one rush

Right-Wing Media Hide Obama And De Blasio Statements To Blame Them For Violence Against Police

Two NYPD Officers "Assassinated" In Apparent Act Of Revenge
Two Police Officers "Assassinated" By Gunman "Angered About The Eric Garner And Michael Brown Cases." According to The New York Times, NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot and killed on December 20 while on duty. The reported assailant, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, killed himself before being taken into custody, but had previously "made statements on social media suggesting that he planned to kill police officers and was angered about the Eric Garner and Michael Brown case." Both Brown and Garner were killed by police officers, and their deaths have sparked protests around the United States. New York police commissioner Bill Bratton stated that the officers had been "quite simply, assassinated -- targeted for their uniform." [The New York Times, 12/20/14]
Right-Wing Media Suggest Obama And De Blasio Inspired Anti-Police Hatred And Violence Leading To Murder Of Two NYPD Officers
Former Mayor Giuliani: "We've Had Four Months Of Propaganda Starting With The President That Everybody Should Hate The Police." On the December 21 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends Sunday, former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani said that it "goes too far to blame the Mayor or to ask for the Mayor's resignation" over the shooting of the officers, but nevertheless claimed that "four months of propaganda starting with the president" encouraged the anti-police sentiments that were behind the shooting and the New York City protests that took place several days before:
GIULIANI: We've had four months of propaganda starting with the president that everybody should hate the police. I don't care how you want to describe it, that's what those protests are all about. The 
protests are being embraced, the protests are being encouraged, the protests, even the ones that don't lead to violence, and a lot of them lead to violence, all lead to a conclusion: the police are bad, the police are racists. That is completely wrong. Actually the people who do the most for the Black community in America are the police. [Fox News, Fox & Friends Sunday, 12/21/14]
Former Mayor Giuliani Attributes President Obama And Eric Holder's "Misinformation" And "Lying" To "Anti-Police Hatred" In New York City. During the December 21 edition of Fox & Friends Sunday, Giuliani accused President Obama and Eric Holder of spreading "misinformation" and "lying" to stoke "anti-police hatred." [Fox News, Fox & Friends Sunday, 12/21/14]
Fox News Contributor Erick Erickson: President Obama And Mayor De Blasio "All But Encouraged Retaliation On The Police After The Eric Garner Situation." Fox News contributor Erick Erickson claimed that "Neither side should blame the other" for the deaths of the police officers, but wrote that Obama, Holder, and de Blasio's "repeated anti-police rhetoric ... all but encouraged retaliation on the police" and were transforming America with a "war on police":
Now, in New York City, a man has gunned down two police officers. He did so after repeated anti-police rhetoric from the President, Eric Holder, and New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio who, himself, all but encouraged retaliation on the police after the Eric Garner situation.
President Obama promised to fundamentally transform America. We just didn't expect that transformation to involve a war on police. [, 12/21/14]
 National Review Online: Murder Suspect "Was Clearly Animated By The Racially-Charged, Rabidly Anti-Police Atmosphere" President Obama And Others "Promoted." A December 21 post by National Review Online contributor Andrew McCarthy suggested President Obama and "like-minded radicals" were in part to blame for the murder of the two NYPD officers, claiming their rhetoric signals "that savage acts against police and others are likely to be rationalized and tolerated":
Obama and his attorney general have joined the administration at the hip with notorious demagogue Al Sharpton. Together with like-minded radicals like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, they promote a lethally dangerous smear that police lack human regard for the lives of black Americans.
This has not only divided our society -- and Obama, like Sharpton, divides us out of the most shameful of political calculations. It has further signaled to a violent fringe Obama well knows is out there that savage acts against police and others are likely to be rationalized and tolerated -- and, indeed, that violent acts short of murder will be ignored or sugar-coated as "peaceful protest."
And now, two police officers have been murdered because they were sitting in their squad car wearing their uniforms -- by a violent criminal who was clearly animated by the racially-charged, rabidly anti-police atmosphere Obama, Sharpton & Co. have promoted. [National Review Online, 12/21/14]
they are continuing down the same road they have worn out the last 6 years they keep getting little grains oof things the choose to spin into negative accusations about Pres. how many times will they make on this one 56 is their ObamaCares record, they do have a propensity to insanely go at it until something changes the fact that they are wrong not withstanding.  will they waste another 2 years and blame Pres. for blocking them something they are really familiar with plan on it and the lies ramping up 2016 just round the bend given the last election might serve us well to pay attention and realize home is not the place to be on election day.

Clinton:  "takes a lot of brass to accuse someone of what you do".

The National Rifle Association's Culture Shock


Following intense legislative fights over gun safety legislation in 2013, the fight over gun policy exploded into the cultural world in 2014. And in that sphere, the National Rifle Association and the gun lobby are losing.
The NRA is losing because it's forced to defend -- lest it offend its most hardcore activists -- gun extremists who openly carry assault weapons into shops and restaurants as a form of political protest. The gun industry, and the NRA by proxy, is losing as mainstream America begins to recognize the gun industry's trade group is less focused on hunting and sporting and more devoted to backing the NRA's extreme no-compromise agenda. The NRA is losing because commentary offered by two new projects that hope to reach out to minorities, women, and young people is so bizarre that it limits rather than expands the gun group's brand. And the NRA is losing because its most recognizable celebrity backer, board member Ted Nugent, has become a political liability, even for conservative Republicans.
Moms Demand Action Scores String Of Victories Against NRA-Backed Open Carry Advocates

Gun safety group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America won several victories while advocates for the open carrying of firearms further damaged their brand in 2014, as a series of retailers and restaurants made it clear that guns were not welcome in their stores.
2014 saw the explosion of a tactic by open carry advocates to bring firearms into retail stores in order to make a political statement. In many states, openly carrying firearms, including even assault weapons, is legal and does not require a permit.
The purported goal of open carry activists is to create a cultural shift where Americans will feel comfortable with the presence of handguns and assault weapons in public life. These advocates, however, have been poor ambassadors for their cause due to their use of intimidating tactics and their expression of extremist views about guns and the Second Amendment. (A high-profile member of Open Carry Texas is alleged to have shot to death her husband and stepdaughter this month, while the leader of another Texas open carry group has called for violent revolution and written that the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting that left 20 children and six educators dead was "a [sic] open carry kind of day.")
i wondered how long. how many bodies, it would take for Americans to start to turn on the NRA.  have we reached the beginning of sanity and compassion for life meaning more than someone shooting signs on a country road or their 2 year old sister in the backyard or murdering a theater full of patrons or a preschool full of 4 year olds, or more appropriate the one behind the podium at the next NRA "kill a kid no harm no foul because you still have your gun" speech by LaPierre.

if they can carry in church, how many will throw down if Jesus were to appear in their pulpit, sounds absurd but so does carrying a gun to church what are you really there for???

btw who is the Black guy in the picture and who is he associated with, if it weren't a set up the azzhole in the middle would have called the cops. sorry for that

Fox News' Double Standard For Right-Wing Cop Killers

The politicization surrounding the killing of two New York Police Department officers over the weekend was amazingly swift. Fox News led the right-wing media charge, immediately claiming Democratic elected officials were somehow responsible for the gun rampage, which began in Baltimore when Ismaaiyl Brinsley allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend, and extended to Brooklyn when the mentally troubled shooter assassinated two police officers, before killing himself on a city subway platform.
On Fox, hosts and guests were sure who was to blame for the tragedy; not the gunman necessarily, but political and community leaders like President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, Mayor Bill de Blasio and MSNBC's Al Sharpton. Why? Because the men, to varying degrees, have spoken out about the troubled relationship between law enforcement and the black community, and raised concerns about two recent high-profile cases, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, in which unarmed black men were killed, and police officers responsible were not indicted.
Against that backdrop of civil protest, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Fox News, "I personally feel that Mayor de Blasio, Sharpton and others like them, they actually have blood on their hands."
"Let's talk about the president as well," responded Fox's Jeanine Pirro, suggesting Obama and Mayor de Blasio were to blame. "The two of them have undoubtedly created racial tensions that worsens, not betters the situation for law enforcement."
Appearing on Fox News, former New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani insisted the message from recent Obama "propaganda" was that "everybody should hate the cops." (No such Obama "propaganda" actually exists.)
The coverage of the Brooklyn killings on Fox News has leaned heavily on assigning a larger cultural and political blame. Yet in stark contrast, as Media Matters has documented, Fox News has routinely paid very little attention to breaking news stories that feature right-wing, or anti-government, gunmen who target law enforcement officials as a way to deliver their warped political messages.
And critically, when they have touched on those deadly attacks, Fox talkers have stressed that it's not fair to blame politics. Note that in 2013, after racist skinhead Michael Page started killing worshipers at an Oak Creek, WI., Sikh temple, and then murdered a police officer, Fox's Andrea Tantaros stressed that the killing spree was an isolated event that didn't have any larger implications. "How do you stop a lunatic?" she asked. "This is not a political issue."
At Fox, that has been the pattern: These kind of deadly right-wing attacks are treated as isolated incidents that are mostly void of politics. Instead, the perpetrators are portrayed as lone gunmen (and women) who do not represent any cultural or political movement.
would it not be more appropriate to place blame if you just have to, where it belongs NRA, republicans and a few DINO's, local officials and those in the states that feel because Fox told them they need to carry guns in church in bars everywhere, i recently asked why we never hear about Blacks and Hispanics in the same sentences about carry laws because it is discouraged by supposed lessons that they will end up another statistic.  

commonsense tells us if you rail against something and only speak of peaceful protest and changes in the laws that are complimentary to those who can carry and get a pass by police then you can not say that person instigates the very violence they are opposing, that is a right wing tactic like the alleged "go kill a cop" Fox production to defame those fighting against police who murder.  can't have a Fox right wing rant without sticking in a shot to blame Pres. the right wing perception of father of all evil at least since 2008.


Former Buffalo cop fights for pension after exposing brutality

Cariol Horne discussing her lost pension with WKBW.

there should have been a flag raised when they turn on their own.
In 2006, Cariol Horne was a 19-year Buffalo police department veteran. She rushed to assist another officer on a domestic violence call. When she arrived, she was shocked to see another officer abusing the suspect and what happened next changed her life forever. The suspect was already cuffed, but that didn't stop the arresting officer from attacking:
"He was handcuffed in the front and he was sideways and being punched in the face by Gregory Kwiatkowski," explained Horne.
That was just the beginning:
"Gregory Kwiatkowski turned Neal Mack around and started choking him. So then I'm like, 'Greg! You're choking him,' because I thought whatever happened in the house he was still upset about so when he didn't stop choking him I just grabbed his arm from around Neal Mack's neck," said Horne.
From there, Officer Kwiatkowkski turned his attention to Cariol Horne:
"He comes up and punches me in the face and I had to have my bridge replaced," said Horne.
Cariol Horne was fired and denied her pension after a 19-year career. She's lost every appeal and her case is now being reviewed by the City of Buffalo Common Council.
As for Officer Kwiatkowkski?
Officer Kwiatkowski was forced to retire from the police department after he was suspended for choking another officer on the job, and in a separate incident, punching another officer when he was off the clock.
In May 2014, Kwiatowkski and two other officers were indicted on federal civil rights violations against black teen suspects. 
Kwiatowkski is accused of holding down one of the teens and shooting him with a BB gun.
these guys would be first round picks for Ferguson and other "hire a homicidal cop, and your race relations will quickly erode in your city, cc Ferguson city council.  the protest around the country are more about the criminal intent to harm and kill citizens the killings are ends to those means. as long as those who oppose are political figures elected in those states that don't mind assistance by KKK and refuse to look and repair truths we will have post that speak of dead Black Americans at the hands of murderous White police, denial is not a powerful weapon of opposition it is the switch which adjust the brightness of the light shinning on those who are the subject of that denial.