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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Is This A Race For President Or Just About Race?

Rick Tyler is with the pronewt gingrich winning our super pac, he was n aide to the former speaker. when mr. gingrich talked tonight about the president as an entertainer in chief, someone who ought to stop singing and dealing with the problems of the country, i hear racially coded language there. i hear mr. gingrich trying to appeal to southern white conservatives who may be responding to essentially racially biassed coded language about the president that's designed to call on the african-american achievement in this country. am i wrong to see it in this country?

 It's bologna.

 If you want to talk about race, the republican party was started by abraham lincoln . six of the nine planks in the 1856 platform were civil rights platform. if you go back to the democratic platform, it's a racist platform. we can go down this road.

What about tonight. can you talk about what happened to the parties after the civil war , and for reconstruction and through this past century. when mr. gingrich -- i will go to the naacp and tell them to be dissatisfied with paychecks. this president is an entertainer in chief. there's a pattern here of very obviously racially coded language. that has nothing to do with the parties in the civil war .

Racial Doctrine Runs Deep In Romney's Faith.

Marvin Perkins says God led him to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — but friends advised otherwise.

“Mormons, they’re prejudiced against blacks,” Perkins recalls being told.

Until 1978, the LDS church banned men of African descent from its priesthood, a position open to nearly all Mormon males and the gateway to sacramental and leadership roles. The church had also barred black men and women from temple ceremonies that promised access in the afterlife to the highest heaven.

As he explored joining the church in 1988, Perkins said he asked Mormons near his Los Angeles home about the racial doctrines. They gently explained that blacks were the cursed descendants of Cain, the biblical murderer, he recalls.

“Let’s say you have this powerful witness of God telling you that this church is truly of him,” said the 48-year-old salesman and video producer. “And then the people in that church lovingly tell you that you are cursed. How do you reconcile those two things?”

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Newt Gingrich Is Using Race In Order To Win Votes, The New George Wallace..

Newt Gingrich, facing a double-digit loss to rival Mitt Romney that some predict will doom his presidential bid, sought to turn the results of Tuesday's critical Florida primary into a victory, arguing that the contest is now defined as between himself and the former Massachusetts governor.

"Florida did something very important coming on top of South Carolina. It is now clear this will be a two-person race between the conservative leader Newt Gingrich and the Massachusetts moderate," Gingrich told a few hundred people in a half-empty ballroom here. "The voters of Florida really made that clear."

Gingrich's campaign has seen wild gyrations -- the former House speaker was deeply in debt and nearly his entire staff quit over the summer, but he surged to become a front-runner in Iowa in December before being pummeled by millions of dollars in attack ads there by Romney and his supporters. He badly lost Iowa and New Hampshire before picking up a come-from-behind victory in South Carolina, giving him momentum coming into Florida. But another barrage of attack ads and two lackluster debate performances eroded support for Gingrich here in recent days.


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Sen. Brown Supports Rich People Over The Poor

Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren (D) criticized Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) on Tuesday for opposing the "Buffett Rule," saying the issue reveals a major difference in what they represent as candidates.

"Just last week, Scott Brown said in an interview that he thinks Mitt Romney and Warren Buffett should get special tax breaks that are not available to most Americans. I don't think that's fair," Warren said in a new post on Blue Mass Group, a New England independent political blog.

"This is one of the places where Scott Brown and I see things differently," she said.

The "Buffett Rule," named after billionaire William Buffett, would require people who make more than $1 million to pay at least 30 percent in taxes. President Barack Obama highlighted the proposal in his State of the Union address and is likely to hammer away at it in the coming months. The issue will also take center stage this week in the Senate as Democrats prepare to unveil a bill that would turn the "Buffett Rule" into law.

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GOP Call On Kids To Down The Poor.

First they announced their endorsement of Mitt Romney, then they weighed in on how much fun it is to fire people, and now they're back to put into perspective how little money $360,000 is. Speaking fees? More like, chump change.

As America waits with bated breath to see what happens in the Florida primary, these kids are here to remind everyone that having a president who isn't as rich as Mitt Romney is the single worst thing that could happen to this country.

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Boy Stabbed Over His Race

When one student stabbed 12-year-old Ryan Rodriguez in the back with a pencil and walked away, Ryan didn't have to ask for a reason why. He already knew: his race, the Connecticut Post reports. The boy's mother, Gail Rodriguez, told the paper that her son, who is half white and half Puerto Rican, was often bullied for not being "black enough," and that other students teased him, calling him things like "stupid white cracker."

The bullying at the Engineering and Science University Magnet School in New Haven, Conn., was more than physical assault. The Post reports that students would also steal Ryan's belongings and break his binders.

When his mother complained, however, teachers allegedly said they would have to catch the students in the act in order to take punitive action.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

How Much More Disrespect Does The President Have To Take...Enough is Enough.

One prominent conservative talker is admitting what conservatives are really thinking.

Llimited resources versus barack obama who i saw last night wow a huge crowd in washington at this big dinner. i mean, a bunch of us sitting next to each other, very prominent conservatives, former bush cabinet members , we're looking at each other going, i don't know if mitt romney can beat him.

So prominent conservatives are scared. now they are doing what they do best when they're scared. playing ugly politics. here's the head of the republican national committee , reince priebus.

In a few months, this is all going to be ancient history and we're going to talk about our own little captain scatino who is president obama abandoning the ship here and is more interested in campaigning than doing his job as president.

Comparing the president to a man charged with manslaughter? a man charged with this reckless cruise ship disaster where 17 people died and 16 are still missing. and here's tea party freshman alan west in florida over the weekend.

Take your message of equality of achievement, take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneur will and spirit of the american people somewhere else. you can take it to europe. you can take it to the bottom of the sea. you can take it to the north poll, but get the hell out of the united states of america . yeah, i said hell.

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American Banks Can Learn A lot From French Banks.

A 375-year-old French bank has decided to forgive the debts of its poorest customers, reports.

The Crédit Municipal de Paris, a Parisian institution that offers small, low-interest loans against inexpensive valuables, has announced a one-time cancelation of the debts of some 3,500 customers who owed the bank 150 euros (about $190) or less. The announcement marks the bank's 375th anniversary.

A PR stunt? Maybe. But that isn't stopping thousands of customers from celebrating an unexpected windfall.
"It was nice, I have recovered it all," Lina, a young mother, told Europe1. In May, Lina had borrowed 120 euros by pawning her jewelry.

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Woman Claims Her Own Blessing By Embezzling A Million From Church.

A 67-year-old woman with a criminal record for theft has been charged with siphoning $1 million in donations while working in a finance office of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, church officials announced Monday (Jan. 30).

The archdiocese said it did not conduct a criminal background check when the employee, Anita Collins, was hired in 2003. Collins' complex scheme drained money from an education fund at the same time the church was closing Catholic schools.

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Catholic Churches Feel President Obama Is The Devil When It Comes To Birth Control.

From Maine to Arizona to southern Louisiana, Catholic churches across the country echoed with scorn for a new federal rule requiring faith-based employers to include birth control and other reproductive services in their health care coverage.

Dozens of priests took the rare step of reading letters from the pulpit urging parishioners to reach out to Washington and oppose the rule, enacted Jan 20.

The rule requires nearly all employers to provide their employees access to health insurance that covers artificial contraception, sterilization services and the "morning after" birth control pill.

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Woman Beaten By Houston Police Officer.

A woman who said she was beaten when she tried to record an alleged incident of police brutality last week plans to set off an investigation through the Houston Police Department, said one of the activists behind the effort.

Annika Lewis, 26, went to HPD headquarters Monday to obtain documents that she planned to file with the department's internal affairs division on Tuesday, activist Deric Muhammad said.

The decision came as police representatives declined to respond to specific questions about the alleged incident.

"For this incident to be investigated they need to file an internal affairs division complaint," HPD spokesman Victor Senties said.

Muhammad said the family was in contact with the FBI about an investigation into excessive use of force.

President Obama Has Help Wanted Sign Out.

President Barack Obama is trying to rebuild the American economy, one job at a time – literally.

The president asked an online town hall questioner Monday to send him her husband's resume, insisting he wanted to look into why the man remained out of work despite his background as a semiconductor engineer.

"I meant what I said, if you send me your husband's resume, I'd be interested in finding out exactly what's happening right there," Obama told the questioner, Jennifer Wedel of Fort Worth, Texas.

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Man Arrested For Pushing Sex Slavery.

A Pasadena woman and her boyfriend are accused in separate cases of forcing the woman's 14-year-old daughter into prostitution last year.

The woman, 35, is charged with compelling prostitution and trafficking of child-prohibited conduct, according to a complaints filed by the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

In the other case, Reynaldo Alaniz, 47, of Pasadena, is charged with compelling prostitution, according to another complaint filed by the Harris County District.

Bill Gives Parents The Right To Fire Teaches, Teachers To Grade Parents.

Two bills in the Florida legislature would give parents overarching power to demand sweeping changes at low-performing schools.

Under the first parent trigger proposal -- House Bill 1191, or the Parent Empowerment Act -- parents would have the power to fire school staff. A majority of parents could also petition to have the principal replaced or have a charter school operator take over the school.

 The second proposal, HB 543, or the Parental Involvement and Accountability in the Public Schools Bill, would conversely require elementary school teachers to grade parents on their involvement -- on issues like communication and student rates of absence and tardiness.

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Lack Of Control, Leads To A Fight Between Students.

Authorities paid a visit to Dekaney High School in Houston, Tex., after what students called an "outrageous" brawl broke out in the cafeteria, KHOU-TV reports.

"All these people came and just started hitting everybody," student Maya Rodriguez told the station. "After a while, I got hit and everybody just started fighting. So I hit back..."

A student caught the riot on cell phone camera, and told KTRK that students were throwing items like milk cartons in the cafeteria and trash cans in the halls.

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Student Finds Unwanted Study Aid In Textbook From

This gives a whole new meaning to "cracking" open a book.

Sophia Stockton, a college junior in Olathe, Kan., got quite a surprise when she opened the textbook "Understanding Terrorism: Challenges, Perspectives, and Issues," which she recently purchased from, to find a bag of cocaine in between the pages, WPTV reports.

Stockton took the book and bag to the local police station where officers confirmed her suspicion.
"He put some gloves on and put it in a plastic bag," Stockton told KSCW. "He took it back to test it and like 10 minutes later he came back and said, 'Did you happen to order some cocaine with your textbook?'"

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Tennessee Lawmakers Want You To Show Birth Certificate Before Using Public Restroom.

On Jan. 12 Tennessee State Representative Richard Floyd (R-Chattanooga) said he would "stomp a mudhole" into any transgender woman he saw attempting to use a women's restroom. That phrase means to sexually and violently assault someone to the point where they are unable to fight back.

So far, Rep. Floyd's comments have been largely ignored and unchallenged by the mainstream media. How could something so incredibly outrageous and disgusting go unreported?

We are living in a world in which transgender people face extremely high rates of violence and discrimination. Every year I attend the Transgender Day of Remembrance and hear a new list of names of trans people who have been murdered. And, sadly, in my workplace, I hear stories of violence and discrimination on a regular basis.

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Restaurant Owner Ask Senator To Leave For Don't Say Gay Bill.

Tennessee Senator Stacey Campfield's proposed "Don't Say Gay" law continues to divide residents -- but one local restauranteur made her views on the legislation resoundingly clear this weekend.

As Metropulse and Towleroad are reporting, Martha Boggs, the owner of Knoxville's The Bistro at the Bijou, asked Campfield to leave after he tried to dine at her establishment.

Following the incident, Boggs posted a status on her restaurant's Facebook page which read, "I hope that Stacy (sic) Campfield now knows what it feels like to be unfairly discriminated against."

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GOP Talking Out Of Both Side Of Their Neck.

For more than 50 years, the United States has had an embargo against the island of Cuba, all because we supposedly hate communism and believe the nation 90 miles from our border should institute democracy.

As the GOP candidates battle it out for votes in Florida’s election on Tuesday, Cuba has come up in a couple of debates, and nearly all of the candidates, except for Rep. Ron Paul, have sounded ridiculous trying to defend what is clearly a failed policy, all in an effort to curry favor among the Cuban-heavy voters in the state.
Take, for instance, Newt Gingrich.

The former House speaker was his usual fire-breathing self in the NBC-National Journal debate when he called on the U.S. to authorize a regime change to get Fidel and Raul Castro out of their positions as leaders of the country.

“I would suggest to you the policy of the United States should be aggressively to overthrow the regime and to do everything we can to support those Cubans who want freedom,” Gingrich said. “You know, Obama is very infatuated with an Arab Spring. He doesn’t seem to be able to look 90 miles south of the United States to have a Cuban Spring.

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Everybody Is Fair Game On Fox News, Even The Muppets.

The Muppets came out swinging with a long-awaited response to Fox Business News' accusation that their new film is anti-oil, anti-corporate propaganda meant to influence children.

"It's a funny thing, they were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies, and I can tell you, that's categorically not true," Kermit the Frog said late last week in a press conference in England, when asked about Fox anchor Eric Bolling's assertion in December that the puppets were part of liberal Hollywood's vendetta against oil companies.

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Indiana GOP back down when Bill Wants To Drug Test Them Too.

A Republican member of the Indiana General Assembly withdrew his bill to create a pilot program for drug testing welfare applicants Friday after one of his Democratic colleagues amended the measure to require drug testing for lawmakers.

"There was an amendment offered today that required drug testing for legislators as well and it passed, which led me to have to then withdraw the bill," said Rep. Jud McMillin (R-Brookville), sponsor of the original welfare drug testing bill.

The Supreme Court ruled drug testing for political candidates unconstitutional in 1997, striking down a Georgia law. McMillin said he withdrew his bill so he could reintroduce it on Monday with a lawmaker drug testing provision that would pass constitutional muster.

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Worker Preform Oral Sex On Unconscious Patient.

Utah police say they caught a hospital worker in the act of sexually assaulting an unconscious patient.
Cops in Logan say they brought an extremely intoxicated man to the hospital on Jan. 20, after he'd allegedly urinated and fallen asleep in a stranger's home. They put him in the care of 46-year-old hospital worker Hal Weston, according to a police report obtained by The Huffington Post.

The reporting officer said he only left the patient's room for a few minutes, but when he came back, he allegedly saw Weston performing oral sex on the blacked-out patient.

"The officer walked in the room and pulled the curtain back slightly," the report reads. "The officer observed the unconscious man laying on the hospital bed and the male caregiver performing a sexual act ... The officer summoned hospital security."

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Once Black President Is Gone Jobs Will Come Back.

Everyone wants to create jobs. Candidates and politicians propose a mix of tax breaks, government assistance, new legislation and so forth. But for Newt Gingrich, there's a much easier magical formula: just defeat President Barack Obama.

Gingrich held a large outdoor rally Sunday at the retirement community The Villages, attracting die-hard supporters, undecided Republicans and members of the community who simply decided to see what all the commotion was about as they were walking their dogs or going to lunch.

He laid out a startlingly simple plan to create new jobs, saying it would happen as soon as Obama is defeated -- as soon as on election night itself.

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Teen Killed After Jumping From Mom's Car.

- A 17-year-old Colorado girl died after jumping out of her mom's moving car straight into the path of oncoming traffic on a highway just outside Denver.

Catrina Fox kicked open her car door early Saturday and jumped onto US 285 in Jefferson County, Colo., where she was fatally struck by a car driven by another teenager, The Denver Post reported.

The incident happened as she was being driven home to Bailey, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southwest of Denver, by her mother at 1:00am local time, after visiting a friend.

Her mother told cops that her daughter jumped from the moving car and was struck on the westbound lanes of the highway, State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said.

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Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! He is Moved To General Population.

Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal has been moved into the general prison population for the first time since his arrest in a Philadelphia police officer's murder three decades ago.

Susan McNaughton, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, told The Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper that Abu-Jamal was moved Friday from the restricted housing unit at the Mahanoy state prison in Frackville, about 80 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

Law professor Judith L. Ritter, who represented Abu-Jamal in recent appeals, called it "a very important moment for him, his family and all of his supporters."

Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of Officer Daniel Faulkner. Prosecutors agreed to a life term after a federal appeals court ordered a new sentencing hearing, citing flawed jury instructions.

Abu-Jamal, a one-time radio journalist and former Black Panther, garnered worldwide support for his claims that he was the victim of a racist justice system.

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Woman Lies About Being Kidnapped By Black Man, Goes to jail.

A Philadelphia woman who told police that two black men kidnapped her -- and was later found to have lied -- was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Bonnie Sweeten, 40, who made headlines two years ago after triggering a massive search when she called police and said that black men had kidnapped her and her 9-year-old daughter, will have to pay $1 million in restitution.

"Sweeten stole funds from family members, from the law office where she had been employed and from the law firm's clients," the prosecutor's office said after the ruling came down.

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When The People Stand Up, Force Is Used to Put Them Down.

Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after officers used tear gas on a rowdy group of demonstrators who threw rocks and flares at them and tore down fences.

Police Sgt. Christopher Bolton said the arrests came after protesters marched through downtown Oakland a little before 8 p.m. Saturday, with some of them entering a YMCA building.

Meanwhile, about 100 police officers surrounded City Hall while others were swept the inside of the building to see if any protesters broke in.

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The Runaway Slave endorses the Man That Wants Him Back On Plantation.

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich on Saturday night in an attempt to reignite Gingrich's flagging momentum in Florida ahead of Tuesday's primary vote.

"I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States," Cain said, after appearing as a "surprise guest" at a Lincoln Day Dinner held by the Palm Beach County Republican Party.

"There are several reasons, many reasons, as to why I have reached this public decision. I had it in my heart and mind a long time ago," Cain said. "I know that Speaker Gingrich is a patriot, Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas."

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Bill Mahar calls it Like it is DISRESPECTFUL.

The media has been abuzz for the past two days over the allegedly confrontational conversation between Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and President Obama. Some analysts saw dark racial undertones in the way Brewer challenged the president, and on his show tonight, Bill Maher waded into this controversy and got into a loud argument with the panel over whether Brewer was being “disrespectful” towards Obama.

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Cleveland Police Knee Handcuff man

The actions of a Cleveland police officer, Paul Lowrey, are under review after he allegedly jabbed a flashlight into the abdomen of a handcuffed and subdued man during a Dec. 30 traffic stop.

According to Cleveland Police Department documents and a dash-cam video anonymously provided to the Advocate on Wednesday, Jan. 25, Lowrey hit the handcuffed man in his midsection before yelling at him to “do what he is [expletive] told to do.”

The use of force is allowed in making arrests, according to Article 15.24 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, which states that “in making an arrest, all reasonable means are permitted to be used to effect it.” However, the codes also states that “no greater force shall be resorted to than is necessary to secure the arrest and detention of the accused.” It’s the gray area between reasonable and unreasonable use of force, and how it applies to subjects already in custody, that now has the case under review by police department administrators and city officials.

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