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Candidate’s Ad Slammed for Racist Stereotypes

In News, Opinion on February 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Asian (Oriental) American girl with dimples.

Image via Wikipedia. Thank you, Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra, for perpetuating racist Asian stereotypes! Big help!

Oh, yes, my friends, racism is still alive and kicking the soccer ball down the proverbial field. That’s why we never run out of stories. Sad, but true.

This nice little ditty comes to on behalf of US Senate candidate and charming Republican Pete Hoekstra, who decided to run a Super Bowl commercial in which a young Asian woman riding her bicycle down a country road (surrounded by rice patties and speaking broken English, of course) looks into the camera and slams his Michigan opponent.

“Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spend-It-Now. Debbie spends so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spend-It-Now,
says the Asian woman into the camera.

Here’s the link: http://rafu.com/news/2012/02/candidates-ad-slammed-for-racial-stereotypes/

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Outgoing Republican Mississippi Governor Pardons Favor Whites: Big Shocker!

In News, Opinion on January 21, 2012 at 4:54 am

According to a nice piece by Reuters reporters Himanshu Ojha, Marcus Stern, and Robbie Ward, outgoing Republican

"At his press conference today, Governor ...

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Governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour‘s grants (as opposed to those by other elephant Babar) of sentence commutations or full pardons that went to 200 or so prisoners went more to white prisoners than black. Some event went to convicted murderers.

And we’re supposed to be shocked by this?

First, he’s a Republican; secondly he’s in charge of Mississippi, a state known to not exactly lovingly embrace ethnic diversity; he is on his way out the door; and finally, he’s morbidly obese. Now, yes, being morbidly obese does not automatically in and of itself mandate corruption, lust for power, or prejudicial use of the power of the pardon. It does, however, indicate love of eating. And in this case, the gluttony just makes him look more evil on top of all the other factors.

But seriously, it’s hard to be surprised by this, as much as I’d love to feign shock.

The good thing is that at least Reuters is on the job and pointing out the disparity in pardons so that those reading are aware of it-whatever good that will do.

Here’s the link to the piece:

 


Rick Santorum Delights Republican Base by Admitting “I don’t want to make black peoples’ lives better.”

In News, Opinion on January 4, 2012 at 2:56 am

Living Ken doll, Rick Santorum(I always mix that name up with sanitarium, but that’s my issue), in an annoying and depressing piece from RawStory.com by Stephen C. Webster got raves for admitting (what to many would be obvious)

Rick Santorum, Soda Jerk - Caricature

Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr. Um...yeah!! What he said!

that he wishes he could demolish any and all forms of welfare and that he has no desire whatsoever to help black people.

Santorum (for those who can’t quite see this) is obviously perpetuating racial stereotypes that a) black people love welfare and despise work, b) black people are the greatest users of welfare money. Of course, most people with a functioning cerebral cortex understand that a) black people do not all love welfare and shun work, and b) the majority of Americans are white and the majority of welfare recipients are white, not black. So, in saying he would dismantle welfare and not do anything to help black people, Santorum may be charming the pants off of Iowans, but he’s also saying that most poor people in Iowa (of whom there are many) would not get welfare. But since they don’t get that point, they think he’s brilliant and heroic. Oh well. This is also what happens when you systematically dismantle public education, isn’t it?

Well, gold star for Santorum. At least he’s telling the truth about something. Here’s a link to the piece from RawStory.com:

 

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Ron Paul’s Racist Rants Repeatedly Resurface

In News on December 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm
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Every dog has fleas, right?

Obama paints a beautiful picture of all the things we want done and once in office doesn’t do a single one. There’s nobody (at least not yet) in the Dem field to oppose him, and many people feel Hillary would just be

Ron Paul taking questions in Manchester, NH

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more of the same old song and dance, a different personality and approach to doing the same things for the same elite people and corporations.

Republicans, the party that openly embraces corporate love and elite wealth (in my estimation) don’t have much to offer that would be different, with Romney being a handsome wind-up automaton, Gingrich being so egotistical and with such a rich history of ethics violations and affairs as not to be taken seriously by any of the power-brokers pulling the levers in the NWO, Rick Perry being a handsome and well-connected hydrocephalic, Bachmann being a gimlet-eyed incongruent anachronism better suited for the Dark Ages of anti-reason, and…that leaves….um….

What to make of Ron Paul?

Part of me likes his anti-establishment stance(s) of minimizing governmental powers and influence at a time when the US seems to be inching closer and closer each day toward some kind of Orwellian police state (complete with TSA microwave body scanning devices that other countries ban, internet monitoring, tracking devices put on cars for no reason, police departments across the country arming themselves like small militias, protestors getting the proverbial beat-down, on and on) and staying out of other countries’ affairs; while I know fully well he will never win the presidency regardless of how events may turn for the GOP field.

Another part of me is downright suspicious of Paul’s racist newsletter rants from (to be fair) more than 20 years ago. To his defense, Mr. Paul has admitted them and stated repeatedly that they weren’t written by him personally but by some kind of marketing staff hack and he doesn’t agree with them.

Here’s an interesting piece by Shikha Dalmia from Reason.com, expressing some increased insight into the pieces and why they might have been written in the first place and an informed opinion on how he should respond to the the rants being brought up again:

What do you think?

Condoleezza Rice: Could She Be the GOP’s First Black Female VP Nominee?

In News, Opinion on December 20, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Never a fan of Condoleezza Rice (as if she were capable of caring) after the story of her shopping for designer shoes while New Orleans sank became public; but personally, I have a difficult time understanding the particular pathology of African-Americanswho embrace Republicanism-supposedly “conservative” values (even at the risk of shutting out and

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Image via Wikipedia. Everybody loves Condee. Except Mrs. Bush and people who worked with her.

dehumanizing whole segments of our population and gutting public education so that corporate heads can better ensure their lush lifestyles) while turning their backs on the state of black America and the system of institutionalized racism here. It’s akin to “Uncle” Clarence Thomas wanting to dismantle affirmative action all the while knowing full well that had it not been for affirmative action he probably never would have been able to have acquired the education and public stature he enjoys now.

Anyway, here’s a cute little piece speculating on Condee’s chance at getting a VP nod from the Republican NWO power brokers, which I think is realistic (if not akin to trying to eat a heaping pile of bat guano):

All Aboard the (Slowing) Cain Train

In News, Opinion on November 29, 2011 at 7:14 pm
Herman Cain - Caricature

Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr. "Excuse me!!"

Herman Cain, gotta love him.

Clearly a shrewd businessman adept at social climbing and navigating corporate hierarchies, albeit with memory issues and a talent for (at the very least) accruing sexual harassment allegations and affairs outside of marriage; just not very skilled at sticking to message or managing political strategies.

Even though he insists that he “didn’t do anything wrong!” like a petulant child, (I mean, if you didn’t do anything wrong, would you say that or would you just be only slightly annoyed? I don’t know. It tough to discount four women coming forward accusing him of sexual harassment and then one saying she had a thirteen year affair with him. Can all of them be lying or delusional? Unlikely.) apparently his Cain Train is considering a derailment.

Even though Mr. Cain believes in his vision and mission and was “called” to run for the Republican nomination, and “didn’t do anything wrong,” he is considering slowing the Train to a halt…or maybe running it off the tracks. The improbable candidate with severe memory and consistency of message issues, who so many Republican deal-brokers thought could be the perfect match against Obama in 2012 is derailing himself (or his campaign is derailing the candidate) as Mr. Smug Pillsbury Dough Buoy, New Gingrich, appears to be gaining steam over the Cain Train.

Here’s a link to the latest Herman Cain mayhem and foolishness:

Racial Politics “Returns” with Cain Allegations

In News on November 12, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Unlike other Presidential candidates, Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, is unafraid to do whatever it takes to win, whether it’s make illogical statements, insensitive statements (such as instead of marching, protestors should just “go get a job”), and so forth. So it wasn’t a stunner when Cain said that three allegations of sexual harassment filed against him were tantamount to a “high tech lynching.”

If this charming term sounds familiar to you, it’s because Clarence “Uncle” Thomas used the same term when allegations of sexual harassment were made against him as well twenty or so years ago.

Herman Cain

Image via Wikipedia. Herman Cain saying something.

Now, obviously, everyone has a right (if not a civic and/or moral duty) to file a complaint when one feels or is sexually harassed; so what Cain is essentially doing, is trying to distract attention away from the allegations and those individuals making the claims. If one person claiming sexual harassment could be exaggerating things, statistically speaking how likely is it that all three women are over reacting or just imagining things or just trying to attack poor Herman Cain?

In my humble opinion, there has to be some meat on them bones if three women are complaining about the same thing during the same period of time and all three were paid to keep quiet, and that race has nothing to do with the issue. Acting like a responsible and mature adult man has everything to do with it, and keeping fidelity and faith with your wife.

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Image via Wikipedia. Clarence Thomas looking angry.

But, hey, if Herman wants to claim electronic “lynching” somehow or imply that everybody is out to get him, in order to deflect attention away from the three allegations of inappropriate conduct, that is his right as well.

Ultimately, this has to come down to potential voters being able to discern nonsense from sense. Let’s all cross our fingers on that one.

Here’s the link to Herman Cain’s claims:

More Herman Cain

In News on November 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

For some reason Herman Cain saying “Excuse me! Excuse me!” strikes me as funny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EykRSKVKr3A), and I can’t get it out of my cerebral cortex or deduce what about it strikes me as so amusing; if not perhaps for the fact that a legitimate Presidential contender (or so we’re told, according to polls) is behaving in such a manner and speaking in such an entitled and obviously angry tone.

Herman Cain - Caricature

Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr. Herman Cain. Let him speak for himself. His staff sure can't do it for him.

Herman Cain‘s been a busy Presidential candidate lately, although I’m sure in ways his handlers and staffers wish they did not have to confront, that is in the arena of multiple sexual harassment allegations.

As most readers know, Cain’s had four accusers so far, and number four has gone public, and number two has gone public as of today as well.

Cain has said repeatedly that he never engaged in sexual harassment or behavior that could approach sexual harassment. Then he later recalled that he had told a woman, sexual harassment accuser number two, apparently standing under his chin, that she was the same height as his wife. What this has to do with working in a professional environment is anyone’s guess. But….

Now in one of the most current news stories on Herman Cain’s ongoing parade of accusers, Mr. Cain said that he did not recall nor recognize accuser number four either, although he felt confident that she was a plant from the “Democratic machine” that is out to get him. That link is here: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/herman-cain-democrat-machine/story?id=14907611#.Trm_j3KwV6Q.

Then, apparently, later on in that same day, Mr. Cain asserted that he would take a lie detector test to prove that he can’t recall accuser number four, Sharon Bialek, here at this link (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57320946-503544/herman-cain-id-take-lie-detector-test-to-rebut-sharon-bialek-claims/),

but he then added for good measure, “But I’m not going to do that unless I have a good reason to do that. Of course I would be willing to do a lie detector test.”

Herman Cain Speaks At Values Voter Summit

How can his “ship of state” continue to sail, seriously, after all these allegations? Even if you believe that one or two accusers are paid staffers or actresses or deluded somehow, can all four be just “out to get” this candidate? In my opinion, Cain’s well-paid handlers and messaging massagers should have told Cain to simply acknowledge a prior lifestyle and behavior that has since been outgrown as a result of a serious commitment to fidelity, counseling, and upholding proud American values. The fact that they didn’t tell him to do this, and just keep refusing to acknowledge anything, and then let him slip out “explanations,” show a profound lack of campaign organization and unity, in my humble widdle estimation.

But that’s just me.

Protest Outside of Murdoch Home Calls for End to FOX News Race-Baiting

In News on August 18, 2011 at 2:45 am
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So, protestors outside of Murdoch‘s home are calling for an end to FOX news corporation’s race-baiting ways and that’s going to cause Rupert and family to reconsider? Fat chance of that happening, right?

As long as FOX makes money from it and can divide and conquer, there’s little to no chance of them suddenly finding “truth” through accurate journalism.

Anyway, let me back off and provide a direct link to the piece and then hear what your informed thoughts and feelings are on FOX’s race-baiting ways:

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