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  • 'We have nothing to lose but our chains,' #BlackLivesMatter organizer speaks in Iowa City

    02/07/2017 2:50:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | February 6, 2017 | Vanessa Miller
    IOWA CITY — Her lip quivering, Patrisse Cullors’ heart sank. It was 2013, and she was in a motel room on a website, waiting for the news of George Zimmerman’s verdict. Guilty, or not guilty, in the killing of Trayvon Martin — a black 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer while on his way home from buying candy at a convenience store. “Not guilty, and they say not guilty, and they continue to say not guilty until they say, ‘not guilty of all charges,’” Cullors, 32, of Los Angeles, recalled for a packed audience of hundreds...
  • O Keefe Video is up!

    11/02/2016 7:04:09 AM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 106 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 11-2-16 | James OKeefe
    Here you go
  • Haitians Hate Clintons (They run it like it's their own personal Plantation.)

    10/20/2016 2:00:49 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 16 replies
    The ^ | August 23, 2016 | Chris Allen
    Haitians hate Clintons. And with good reason. The Clintons have run Haiti like their own private plantation, as the Haitian man in this video suggests. After hearing him, one can easily understand why Haitians hate Clintons. We all know the Clintons suck here in America, and Syria, and Lebanon… but there’s a new place where they suck! Haiti is pretty bad right now due to them. Apparently Haiti has a substantial gold mine. Here’s the rub. The Gold mine is run by Hillary’s Brother. Haiti also used to be pretty self serving. They grew their own rice, but no more!...
  • Judicial Watch: Federal Contractor Tells Local Official to Keep Syria Refugee Plans Secret

    10/07/2016 3:48:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies ^ | Oct. 7, 2016
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 128 pages of documents it obtained from the mayor of Rutland, Vermont, showing a concerted effort by the mayor and a number of private organizations to conceal from the public their plans to resettle 100 Syrian refugees into the small southern Vermont town. The documents include an April 14, 2016, email from Amila Merdzanovic, executive director of the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, to Mayor Christopher Louras, in which she wrote: I want to share with you the concern my HQ has about holding a public forum. If we open it up to anybody...
  • BLACK PEOPLE WAKE UP. Only a Fool Fights In a Burning House

    09/04/2016 4:49:43 AM PDT · by Seattle Conservative · 33 replies
    Diamond and Silk Website ^ | September 3, 2016 | Diamond and Silk
    ""THE NEW AGE SLAVERY" Black America House is on fire. Some Blacks get it while some blacks remain in denial. Poverty exist in Black, Brown and White Americans and it's time to wake up and smell the burning coffee because America house is burning down."
  • Cornell Plantations rebranding to better reflect vision, remove slavery connection

    08/27/2016 9:23:08 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 17 replies
    © Copyright The Ithaca Voice. All rights reserved. ^ | AUGUST 26, 2016 | BY MICHAEL SMITH
    ITHACA, NY - When Christopher Dunn joined Cornell Plantations as its new director in April 2014, his freshly printed business cards suggested to him the organization he was set to lead had an identity problem. Even within the Cornell community, Dunn discovered the name left many perplexed. While other places on campus have easily identifiable descriptors – a library and museum have definite, universal connotations – Plantations had no such grounding for potential visitors. And for many others, there was an emotional response: Plantations conjured negative associations with America’s history of slavery and racial oppression. Dunn also communicated with Black...
  • Muhammad Ali in 'Grave Condition' in Phoenix Hospital

    06/03/2016 7:02:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 106 replies
    Muhammad Ali is in "grave condition" in a Phoenix-area hospital, a well-informed source tells NBC News, as the boxing legend continues to battle a respiratory condition. The 74-year-old former heavyweight champion's family has gathered by his bedside just a day after he had been hospitalized in what spokesman Bob Gunnell said Thursday was to be a "brief" stay.
  • Watters' World: Christmas display controversy edition (video)

    12/18/2015 3:09:57 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    video. Fox News ^ | 12/17/15 | Jesse Watters
    Plantation, Florida files a lawsuit to shut down a massive Christmas light show; Jesse Watters investigates on 'The O'Reilly Factor'
  • Exclusive:Carson Says Mainstream Media Can't Stand Thought Of A Black Conservative

    10/12/2015 8:19:26 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies ^ | October 12, 2015 | Adelle Nazarian
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson says one of his predictions is coming true: The mainstream media is manipulating reality, based on its ideological underpinnings, to come after him during his presidential campaign.
  • La. State Sen. Guillory: 'Black People Are Being Used By Limousine Liberals'

    10/31/2014 8:18:28 PM PDT · by TBP · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2014 | Fox News
    Republican Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was on “The Kelly File” tonight to discuss his controversial new ad, in which he calls on black voters to “send Kay Hagan home.” In the ad, he says, "You see, black people are just being used by limousine liberals who have become our new overseers. We've only traded one plantation for another. You are not Kay Hagan's cause and you're certainly not her charity. You are just a vote. She has stepped off your backs to fame and fortune and left you behind on food stamps, deprived of the American dream." Tonight, he...
  • Black Congresswoman Lectures Constituents

    10/08/2014 12:48:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    You cannot make this stuff up! Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge (Ohio), at a town meeting hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus, lectured the black audience for what she called complaining. She spoke in a “you should be ashamed of yourself” tone that would make one feel guilty for complaining. How can they be so ungrateful for all the good things that the Democrats are doing for the black community? I hope you will spend this much time with your local elected officials. I guarantee you most people in this room have not done that. With your school board, with your...
  • Plantation officer loses take-home car privilege for 10 days after speeding complaint

    06/14/2014 4:49:16 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 13, 2014 | Lisa J. Huriash
    A police officer lost his take-home car for 10 days after not activating equipment that would have showed whether he was speeding, according to newly released Internal Affairs records. A Coral Springs resident filed a complaint saying he saw Officer Justin Miller, 38, speeding in his Plantation police cruiser east on the Sawgrass Expressway between Coral Ridge Drive in Coral Springs and a Florida's Turnpike toll on Nov. 12. The resident said he followed the police car and caught Miller going 85 mph and 65 mph through the toll plaza. The speed limits are 65 mph and 25 mph, respectively....
  • Washington mother upset her daughter was asked to pick cotton in class

    04/30/2014 2:43:58 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 169 replies
    upi ^ | April 30, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    REDMOND , Wash. A mother in Washington is upset after a teacher at her daughter’s middle school allegedly gave students an assignment that required them to pick cotton so that they could "see what it was like to be a slave." Carolyn Walker called Redmond Middle School to inform them that her daughter would not be doing the assignment and later found out the teacher gave her daughter an F. "My daughter is African American and for her to pick cotton when her grandparents were raised on a plantation to pick cotton, is not OK, it's not OK at all,"...
  • Democratic Senate Prospects and the New Black Voter

    04/12/2014 8:12:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Rollcall ^ | April 11, 2014
    Democrats plan to turn out thousands of African-American voters this fall, in an effort to hold the Senate majority. The challenge is that some of them aren’t yet registered to vote. Which begs the question, after opportunities to elect and re-elect the first black president, why would an African-American choose this year’s midterm elections to finally jump from the sidelines and into the game?
  • Plantation girl's emotional response to Obama hits news wires

    03/11/2014 5:12:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | March 10, 2014 | Anthony Man
    Freddi Newman, 16, of Plantation, was in the crowd Friday when President Barack Obama visited Coral Reef High School in southwest Miami-Dade County. The mostly student audience of 1,650 at the "mega magnet" school in the Richmond Heights community roared with excitement for the president.
  • Sail Away

    02/04/2014 4:23:42 PM PST · by Osage Orange · 7 replies
    The Daily Cannibal ^ | 1-31-14 | Burt Kozloff
    Here in the greatest democracy, odd though it may seem, we still debate the obligations of our enlightened society to our less fortunate members (oh, yes — less fortunate, because, after all, those who prosper must admit that in some way, small or large, their success is the product of dumb luck.) The most objectionable concept anyone can raise on this topic is the notion that society should have any but the barest expectation that people should do more to help themselves. This is a taboo of such immense dimension that even a hint of violation brings snorts of opprobrium...
  • De Blasio Inauguration Starts With ‘Plantation’ Rhetoric

    01/01/2014 7:35:47 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Politiker ^ | January 1, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    <p>City Hall at today’s inauguration event. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)During the election season, Bill de Blasio was often painted by conservatives as a leftist radical. But at his inauguration today, it was not Mr. de Blasio who dropped the most aggressive lines, but the first two speakers at the event.</p>
  • Life on the New York City Plantation: Just Listen to the Speeches at the De Blasio inauguration

    01/03/2014 6:56:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2013 | Ethel C. Fenig
    As the recently deceased former New York mayor Ed Koch blithely proclaimed upon losing a primary election "The People have spoken... and they must be punished." The people of New York spoke and elected proud far out lefty (no, that is not "progressive") Bill de Blasio (D) as mayor. Will they be punished? Inaugurated yesterday on New Year's Day, the speeches provided a preview.The first speaker, wealthy entertainer Harry Belafonte, set the tone. While it is encouraging to know that the statistics have indicated a recent drop in our city's murder rate, New York alarmingly plays a tragic role in...
  • Bill de Blasio's Mayoral Inauguration Invocation Speaker Says NYC is a 'Plantation' [VIDEO]

    01/01/2014 4:50:28 PM PST · by Third Person · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 1st, 2014 | Fred Lucas
    Wednesday morning Rev. Fred Lucas, Senior Pastor at the Brooklyn Community Church, giving the invocation at Bill de Blasio’s mayoral inauguration...
  • About Half of Kids With Single Moms Live in Poverty

    11/27/2013 3:57:27 PM PST · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2013 | Josh Mitchell
    Children raised in single-parent households in the U.S. are far more likely to live in poverty than children with both parents present, according to Census figures released Monday. As a result, far more black and Hispanic children are raised in poverty than white kids. Bloomberg News Among all children living only with their mother, nearly half — or 45% — live below the poverty line, the Census Bureau said. For those living with just the father, about 21% lived in poverty. By comparison, only about 13% of children with both parents present in the household live below the poverty line....
  • The Plantation Theory: Time to retire a dumb Cornel West idea and the rhetoric that goes with it.

    07/24/2013 7:26:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/24/2013 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Cornel West is a very smart man who has some very dumb opinions, but when he’s feeling froggy he can be a hoot. In a recent interview, Professor West mocked Al Sharpton for playing the odalisque in President Obama’s media seraglio, calling him the embodiment of the “rent-a-Negro phenomenon on MSNBC.” The Reverend Sharpton, he said, is constrained because “he’s still on the Obama plantation.” The use of the word “plantation” to describe the relationship between black Americans and their political patrons is an unfortunate staple of contemporary rhetoric. Professor West’s remark is unusual in that “plantation” rhetoric usually comes...
  • Black Conservative Attacks Abortion, Dems Faint Dead Away (Virginia's E.W. Jackson hits a sore spot)

    05/29/2013 8:04:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/29/2013 | By Jonathon Moseley
    Journalists and Democrats have designated a new Republican scandal: Bishop Earl W. Jackson "compared" Planned Parenthood to the Ku Klux Klan. On May 18, Jackson became the Republican nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia in this November's 2013 elections. An important detail in this drama is that Bishop Jackson is African-American. Much more alarming, Jackson has been leading a hard-hitting campaign to call on Blacks to leave the Democrat Party. Jackson argues passionately that no Christian -- Black, Hispanic, or Caucasian -- can remain any longer in the Democratic Party that booed God at the Democrat National Convention in 2012...
  • Pastor slams religious right at Obamas' Easter service

    03/31/2013 8:59:59 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 31, 2013
    President Obama attended an Easter service with his family today at St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House, and the Pastor delivering the sermon at the service veered into political territory when he slammed the religious right for living in the past and lionizing "the good old days." The sermon at the service, delivered by Dr. Luis Leon, an Episcopal pastor who delivered the benediction at Mr. Obama's second inauguration, took a turn for the political when the pastor decried those who wax nostalgic about the way things once were. "I hear all the time the expression 'the good...
  • They Are Not Worth the Color’: CBC Chairman‘s Fiery Rant Against Blacks Who Don’t Vote

    09/25/2012 10:45:18 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 20 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    If you are black and you don’t vote, you do not deserve the color of your skin. That’s at least how Congressional Black Caucus head Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) put it during a recent speech on voting rights. After explaining the struggles blacks had to go through to get the right to vote, Cleaver launched into a tirade against those who decide not to exercise it. “That’s why I become so angry at any African-American who refuses to vote,” he said. “They are not worth the color if they don’t vote. They ought to give us their color back. Their...
  • Here Come the Closet Black Conservatives

    07/21/2012 12:14:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2012 | Pat Austin
    Rev. C.L. Bryant is making waves with his new documentary, Runaway Slave. I had the opportunity to preview the film in Bossier City, Louisiana, and I found the documentary thoroughly compelling. Runaway Slave was conceived by Rev. Bryant and supported by private donations and FreedomWorks. It has been well-received in private screenings so far, often receiving standing ovations, and is poised to open in select theaters across the country next week. While at Regal Cinema 9 in Bossier City, it was the highest grossing film there. Herman Cain caught a great deal of flak for his comment on the campaign...
  • Plantation man has been arrested 3 times in 7 days

    07/16/2012 6:14:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 16, 2012 | Juan Ortega
    The jail door was shut for a Plantation man on Monday after his third arrest in seven days. Sterling Sharpe, 27, was arrested July 9, then released from jail. He was re-arrested Friday and again was freed. His third arrest was for allegedly breaking into a Sunrise woman's unoccupied home Sunday, police said. "I'm just appalled at this," said LaShawn Tukes, 46, the burglary victim. "If the justice system were more stringent, he wouldn't be getting in and out like that." When Judge Hope Tieman-Bristol on Monday learned of the back-to-back arrests, she revoked Sharpe's bond.
  • Pastor not surprised by President's opinion on gay marriage

    05/13/2012 9:02:41 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    WIS ^ | May 13, 2012 | Tim Pulliam
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Johnny Ray Noble is pastor at Second Nazareth Baptist Church in Columbia. He said he wasn't surprised by President Barack Obama's stance on gay marriage. "I was somewhat disappointed," said Noble. In an interview this week, the President said he supported same-sex unions. "At a certain point, I've just concluded that for me personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married," said President Obama. "I thought I'd never hear those words from him being a Christian," said Noble, "Him being happily...
  • Welcome to the Plantation

    01/16/2012 4:59:04 AM PST · by ebshumidors · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/16/2012 | Ebben Raves
    Much has been written about the Democrat plantation. On this Democrat plantation, it is said that today's American blacks are slaves to the Democratic Party, much as their ancestors were slaves to their antebellum plantation masters. Then, as now, they were given scraps compared to their masters. Then, as now, running away or any disobedience by an individual was severely punished. Conservatives who have any exposure to "conservative" media are quick to point this out. What they fail to realize is that they, too, are on a plantation. Read more:
  • RON PAUL Changes the Republican Party, or Not?

    01/10/2012 10:50:31 AM PST · by Graewoulf · 94 replies
    Graewoulf | January 10, 2012 | Graewoulf
    Rep. Dr. Ron Paul is the only Candidate now running who: 1.) Has a comprehensive platform that will cut BASELINE Federal spending. 2.) Insists that all of the planks in his platform are consistent with the US Constitution. 3.) Accepts the fact that the USA can no longer financially afford to be the World’s policeman. 4.) Fully understands how to dismantle the disastrous Federal medical “entitlements” of Medicare, Medicaid, and the illegal Obama”care.” 5.) Has a comprehensive plan to abolish or dramatically shrink 5 Federal Departments, or Bureaus. These positions set Dr. Paul apart from the rest of the Candidates...
  • Detroit City Council Members Liken Financial Takeover to New 'Plantation' (Bing, religious leaders?)

    12/04/2011 1:08:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/02/11 | Jennifer Hlad
    Detroit City Council Members Liken Financial Takeover to New 'Plantation'By Jennifer Hlad Published December 02, 2011 | Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to ask for a preliminary review of Detroit's finances as early as Friday -- a move city council members are suggesting is tantamount to a setback for racial equality. Detroit does not want "someone who feels they have to control the plantation," Councilman Kwame Kenyatta said at a city council meeting on Thursday about the prospects of a state-run financial review that could lead to an emergency manager being appointed by the governor to take over...
  • Once You Go Conservative Black, You Better Watch Your Back

    11/30/2011 4:47:53 PM PST · by Fred · 11 replies
    Human Events ^ | 113011 | Anne Coulter
    With the mainstream media giddily reporting on an alleged affair involving Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, how long can it be before they break the news that their 2004 vice presidential candidate conceived a "love child" with his mistress, Rielle Hunter? The left is trying to destroy Cain with a miasma of hazy accusations leveled by three troubled women. Considered individually, the accusations are utterly unbelievable. They are even less credible taken together. This is how liberals destroy a man, out of nothing. After the first round of baseless accusations against Cain, an endless stream of pundits rolled out the...
  • Blacks Still “Played” and Controlled by Tired Old Democrat Paradigms

    11/13/2011 7:34:38 AM PST · by Lloyd Marcus · 19 replies ^ | 11-13-2011 | Lloyd Marcus
    A black website published one of my articles. The black publisher asked his readers to forgive me for being a black member of the GOP and review my article with an open mind. In response, a subscriber wrote, "You can ask us to look past him being a GOP, but you can't ask us to look past his claim to be a tea party Christian." Grateful for an opportunity to enlighten indoctrinated blacks, I asked the website publisher to publicly post my reply to the ill-informed subscriber's comment. Please do not think me rude or mean by stating the following...
  • Ethics committee to investigate Rep. Richardson

    11/04/2011 11:36:55 AM PDT · by mk2000 · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 11/4/2011 | Larry Margasak
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Laura Richardson charged Friday the House Ethics Committee has singled her out for scrutiny because she's African-American. Richardson, D-Calif., effectively announced the committee's investigation before the panel revealed it, accusing fellow lawmakers of ignoring wrongdoing by others in order to focus on her.
  • Michael Steele: Cain has not handled himself well

    11/01/2011 9:16:36 AM PDT · by maggief · 101 replies
    WLS ^ | November 1, 2011 | John Dempsey
    CHICAGO (WLS) - The former chairman of the Republican National Committee says presidential candidate Herman Cain has not handled himself well, since allegations surfaced of sexual harassment allegations against him. Michael Steele made these comments while guest-hosting "The Bruce and Dan Show" on WLS Radio Tuesday morning. "What puzzles me though is the response. Given the fact that, as has been reported that Herman Cain had headwinds of this some nine days before the story actually broke which is more than enough time to settle down with your leadership and to figure out: A) What your response is going to...
  • Can Obama hold on to African American voters in 2012? (Wow! Lots of racism here!)

    10/17/2011 6:43:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2011 | Krissah Thompson
    For several months, radio host Tom Joyner has pleaded with his 8 million listeners to get in line behind the first black president. “Stick together, black people,” says Joyner, whose R&B morning show reaches one in four African American adults. The Rev. Al Sharpton, an ally of President Obama who has a daily radio show and hosts a nightly cable television program, recently told the president’s black critics, “I’m not telling you to shut up. I’m telling you: Don’t make some of us have to speak up.” Even as Obama and his campaign play down the suggestion that support among...
  • Cornel West Is Under Arrest

    10/17/2011 6:42:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Human Events ^ | 10/17/2011 | John Hayward
    Princeton academic Cornel West attended the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on Sunday, and then nipped over to the Supreme Court, where he joined 18 other members of “Occupy Wall Street” subsidiary “October 2011 / Stop the Machine” in getting arrested when they refused to obey police orders to clear the area. West is a fitfully amusing example of self-righteous academic incoherence, who can be counted on to produce memorable sound bites. He recently told black presidential candidate Herman Cain to “get off the symbolic crack pipe” because Cain is insufficiently cowed by the menace...
  • The Cain Train: A political underground railroad

    10/14/2011 12:17:56 PM PDT · by Fred · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 101411 | Christopher R. Barron
    For decades the liberals in the Democrat Party have treated women and minorities as property. Politically speaking, blacks, women, gays, Hispanics and Jews were owned by them. These groups are expected to fill the coffers of liberal politicians and turn out to elect Democrats on Election Day. In exchange for their slavish loyalty at the polls and their willingness to serve as the ATM for the left, these groups are rewarded with policies that have left each of their respective communities worse off than they were before. The left’s plantation mentality has been built almost exclusively around fear. Liberals constantly...
  • OccupyWorkSpace! Join the Movement

    10/13/2011 5:08:12 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 2 replies ^ | 10/13/11 | John Ransom
    It’s a simple concept that’s been around since Adam and Eve were expelled from the Garden: Get a job. That’s how all the stuff you have is paid for, even if you live in a socialist country. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return - Genesis 3:19 KJV Of course capitalism produces more bread, more efficiently, and there is more innovation and surplus than in socialist countries. Out of that surplus bread come things...
  • Herman Cain to Blacks: Divorce the Democratic Party

    10/13/2011 1:31:17 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 33 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Today | The Sage of South Central
    What to do about Herman Cain? This question goes not to the Republican Party, where "establishment" candidates like Mitt Romney privately dismiss Cain as lacking the experience, gravitas and resources to beat President Barack Obama and then to soundly govern the country. Herman Cain is not going to be the GOP nominee. Without a serious star-power staff, a ground game, chits to be called in by the candidate or the candidate's influential network of friends of influence, the "fat cats" sit on their checkbooks until and unless they believe their horse can win. A serious presidential candidate is not one...
  • Herman Cain to Harry Belafonte: I Left the Plantation a Long Time Ago [VIDEO]

    10/11/2011 8:20:28 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10-11-2011 | jackohoft
    Herman Cain responded to the attacks by far left pro-Castro activist Harry Belafonte tonight on Hannity: "I left the plantation a long time ago."
  • Jesse Jackson: 'Plantation' comments insult black voters

    09/30/2011 1:59:47 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 56 replies
    Jesse Jackson: 'Plantation' comments insult black voters By: Juana Summers September 30, 2011 04:20 PM EDT Black voters have not been “brainwashed,” and suggesting as much — as Herman Cain and Pat Buchanan have recently — is demeaning and derogatory, Jesse Jackson said Friday. “Those are very strong words,” the veteran civil rights activist told POLITICO. “It’s both demeaning and insulting.” Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and a Republican presidential candidate, on Wednesday told CNN that black voters have been “brainwashed into not being open-minded, not even considering a conservative point of view.” “I have received some of...
  • Plantation to keep nativity display, despite ACLU warnings

    08/25/2011 8:18:44 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 24, 2011 | Lisa J. Huriash
    PLANTATION— At the height of hurricane season, city officials are looking ahead to the holidays and putting their faith in something larger than snowmen, penguins and toy soldiers. Since the Broward chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union complained – twice – about the city's "inappropriate" holiday display in Liberty Tree Park, city officials have been trying to avoid another December dilemma.
  • The largest ever marijuana plantation!

    07/15/2011 12:47:00 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6:49 PM on 15th July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Mexican soldiers discovered the largest marijuana plantation in the country's history, hidden under black cloth in the middle of the desert. The 300-acre plantation is four times larger than the previous record discovery by authorities and workers had even installed toilet facilities, the Defence Department said. The towering pot plants sheltered under black screen-cloth in a huge square on the floor of the Baja California desert, more than 150 miles south of Tijuana, across the border from San Diego.
  • Racism to blame for Obama's problems, key Democrat says

    05/25/2011 9:32:19 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 118 replies
    McClatchy ^ | May 25, 2011 | James Rosen
    House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American in Congress, on Wednesday blamed most of President Barack Obama's political problems on racism. Clyburn, who's from South Carolina and is a close ally of the president, offered his views in response to a question about Obama's re-election prospects next year. "I think they're improving every day," Clyburn said. "I think the president has been a good president, a great commander in chief." Clyburn, who met his wife at a 1960 court hearing after spending a night in jail for having engaged in a civil rights protest in Orangeburg, S.C., then...
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • Bachmann sees a 'nation of slaves'

    07/12/2010 3:18:18 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies
    pioneer dePressed ^ | 7-12-10 | amdy barr
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., believes that President Barack Obama is turning the United States into a "nation of slaves." Bachmann made the comments over the weekend while appearing at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. According to the Colorado Independent, Bachmann first read a letter from John Jay that he wrote during the Revolutionary War. "We are determined to live free or not at all. And we are resolved that posterity shall never reproach us with having brought slaves into the world," Jay wrote.
  • Jesse Jackass Tries to Keep Black Men on the Democrat Plantation

    11/19/2009 9:36:28 AM PST · by k3nn3th · 9 replies · 514+ views
    A Free Man Thinking Freely
    Jesse "the pimp(he gets paid, you get screwed)" Jackson says: "You Can't Vote Against Health Care And Call Yourself A Black Man." Well, I thought we were supposed to call ourselves African-American men anyway. Jackson is irrelevant but I had to mention this because I ran into this kind of thinking recently in my personal life. Black people have to end their self-imposed stay on the Democrats intellectual, political and ideological plantation. Do all white people agree? Then, why the hell should all black people agree? Mindless puppets like Jackson do not own blackness. They don't possess some special credentials...
  • RI may vote on changing state name over slavery

    10/27/2009 9:13:22 PM PDT · by Saije · 39 replies · 1,347+ views
    Boston Globe/AP ^ | 10/27/2009 | AP
    Rhode Islanders may get a chance to shorten the state's longest-in-the-nation formal name over its ties to colonial slavery. Officially, Rhode Island is called the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. But the House Judiciary Committee approved a resolution Tuesday that would allow residents to vote next year on whether to drop the words "Providence Plantations" from that name. The issue now heads for a House floor vote. Supporters say "Providence Plantations" conjures painful images of colonial slavery. Rhode Island merchants grew wealthy off the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • Defendant Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Export Military Aircraft Parts to Iran

    04/02/2009 2:53:40 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 452+ views
    US DOJ.GOV/opa - Press Release ^ | April 2, 2009 | n/a
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