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  • Syllogisms for the 21st Century

    10/05/2015 8:35:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 5, 2015 | George Mano
    With some in the media pouring out their hearts for outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner and attacking his critics as “far-right” and “extremists,” it reminded me of something written by newspaper man HL Mencken many years back called “Syllogisms a la mode.” It ran like this: If you are against labor racketeers, then you are against the working man. If you are against demagogues, then you are against democracy. If you are against Christianity, then you are against God. If you are against trying a can of Old Dr. Quack's Cancer Salve, then you are in favor of...
  • Media Narrative: Half-Black Oregon Killer is a "White Supremacist"

    10/03/2015 2:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Was he a Half-White Supremacist? According to the LA Times, Chris Harper Mercer, the Oregon killer, was a "White Supremacist". One slight problem. Mercer identified as multi-racial. His mother was black. He doesn't seem to have even known his father. He identified with black TV killer Vester Lee Flanagan. This doesn't seem to have stopped the media with George Zimmerman who was labeled a white Hispanic, so maybe Chris Harper Mercer was a white Black? Was he a Half-White Supremacist? I'm not an expert on "White Supremacism", but being half-black and then shooting a bunch of white Christians would make...
  • Cops: Girl, 16, Doused School Guards With Gasoline, Then Tried To Set Them On Fire

    09/29/2015 1:00:39 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 107 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/23/2015 | Staff
    A Pennsylvania girl doused school security guards with gasoline and then attempted to light the victims on fire, according to investigators who have charged the teen with numerous felonies.In retaliation for a run-in last week with a guard, Imani Knight-Brantley, 16, returned Monday to her Pittsburgh-area high school carrying a two-liter Sprite bottle containing gasoline. According to police, Knight-Brantley was booted from Wilkinsburg High School Friday after being caught using a cell phone in class. She later returned to get food at an after-school program, but was again escorted from the building by guard Brandon Murray. As she was being...
  • Why Rawlings-Blake won’t “fail upward” and be Maryland’s next Senator

    09/29/2015 11:00:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/29/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For Black Democrats, especially young female Black Democrats, failing upward should be easy. The Democrats don’t elect their candidates on issues or competency; they win on open demographic appeals. Who fits the classic Democrat demographic better than Stephanie Rawlings-Blake? My goodness she is young, Black, female, a mom and even has a hyphenated name! The fact that she is an incompetent fraud means nothing in her world. Nevertheless, she will not take the senate seat being vacated by Barbara Mikulski. Since Maryland is a Democrat vote plantation it’s easy to assume the failed Mayor of Baltimore will simply deign to...
  • Virginia teacher put on leave for saying N-word during class

    09/28/2015 5:28:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2015
    An online petition has gathered more than 1,300 signatures on behalf of a popular Virginia high school teacher who was kicked out of the classroom earlier this month for using a racial slur. The petition claims history teacher Lynne Pierce, who is white, did nothing wrong when she uttered the “N-word” during a discussion with her students at Heritage High School in Newport News about racism, derogatory terms and the nickname of the Washington Redskins. Heritage is 90 percent black.
  • Obama’s ‘Cool Clock’ Muslim Boy Claims Racism to Foreign Audience at UN

    09/27/2015 2:44:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/15 | Neil Munro
    The Muslim American boy championed by President Barack Obama is using his new worldwide fame to accuse Texans of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination. “My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination,” he said at a New York press event with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, according to an article in the Turkish newspaper, “Davutoğlu, who is New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly, has met with 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed, who was detained at school by the police in Texas when a teacher thought a clock he had made was a bomb,” the newsite...
  • #BlackLivesMatter Activists Denounce Racist ‘Nooses’ That Were Actually Lantern Hangers

    09/25/2015 8:01:24 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 28 replies
    Media-ite ^ | 9/23/15 | Alex Griswold
    One day after #BlackLivesMatter activists called attention to “nooses” found on the University of Delaware, the university informed students that they were actually just wire hangers for paper lanterns.
  • Progressive Parents Fight Integration In Their Children’s Public Schools.

    09/25/2015 4:39:17 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 9-25-2015 | Reihan Salam
    Reihan SalamSeptember 25, 2015 I live in a small slice of Brooklyn wedged between Brooklyn Heights, one of New York’s most prosperous neighborhoods, Dumbo, a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and “creative professionals,” and Farragut Houses, a sprawling public-housing complex that borders the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Though you won’t find gated communities in this part of Brooklyn, you will find buildings with doormen, which is of course a quite similar phenomenon. The retail establishments catering to affluent professionals don’t formally exclude poor residents, but their high prices do the work of...
  • GOP leaders: Trump sets us back on race

    09/23/2015 8:07:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    In South Carolina, he confronts a changing Republican Party trying to bury its past.Donald Trump is campaigning Wednesday in a South Carolina where the Republican Party has been turning the page on a divisive racial past: The state boasts the first black Republican U.S. senator elected to Congress from the south in over a century, an Indian-American Republican governor, and a Republican-controlled legislature that voted in July to remove a Confederate flag from the grounds of its State House. So much for all that. As Trump prepared to attend events with Sen. Tim Scott and the state’s African American Chamber...
  • Wesleyan’s student newspaper faces a defunding threat for (sort of) criticizing the movement.

    09/23/2015 11:01:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 23, 2015 | Frederick M. Hess, director of education-policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute
    Wesleyan’s student newspaper faces a defunding threat for (sort of) criticizing the movement. Colleges keep finding new ways to define “hate crime” down. This week, more than 140 students and faculty at Wesleyan University in Connecticut have signed a petition to defund the school’s newspaper for running a student op-ed that (sort of) criticized the Black Lives Matter movement. The petition will be the subject of a university town-hall meeting next Sunday. The column had the temerity to suggest that the drumbeat of vitriol that Black Lives Matter has unleashed on police may be sparking violence against police officers. Eager...
  • Texas HS football players say coach told them to hit (blind side) referee

    09/18/2015 12:46:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 18, 2015 | John Barr and Michael Sciallo
    The two Texas high school football players, suspended for blindsiding an official during a Sept. 4 game, both say they were following a direct order from their assistant coach before delivering the infamous hits. John Jay high school senior Michael Moreno, 17, and his teammate Victor Rojas, a 15-year-old sophomore at John Jay, spoke publicly for the first time since the video of their blindside tackle of referee Robert Watts went viral. [Snip] Moreno told OTL he was standing on the sidelines next to teammate Trenton Hobdy, when his position coach, John Jay assistant Mack Breed, took the two players...
  • Black student admits hanging ‘White Only,’ ‘Black Only’ signs near school bathrooms.

    09/18/2015 5:34:40 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 29 replies ^ | September 18, 2015 | Kyle Olson
    Black student admits hanging ‘White Only,’ ‘Black Only’ signs near school bathrooms, water fountains BUFFALO, N.Y. – Cries of racism broke out across the campus of the University of Buffalo this week when students found Jim Crow-esque signs in a building on campus. Someone had posted “White Only” and “Black Only” signs near several bathrooms and water fountains in Clemens Hall. “It brought up feelings of the past of a past that our generation has never seen which I think is why it was so shocking for us to see,” Micah Oliver, president for the Black Student Union, tells ABC...
  • 'Black Lives Matter' plans to shut down light rail before Vikings' home opener

    09/17/2015 3:53:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    KMSP-TV Fox 9 ^ | September 17, 2015 | Rachel Chazin
    MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - The group "Black Lives Matter Saint Paul" announced their plans on Facebook Thursday to shut down the light rail before the Vikings' home opener this Sunday. “Sunday September 20th is the Minnesota Vikings’ home opener, big money day, so what better day to shut the light rail down and disrupt business as usual,” they said in a press release. “Enough is enough of business as usual! We must bring an end to white supremacy and the status quo.” Black Lives Matter Saint Paul refers to an incident on Aug. 31 when Marcus Abrams, 17, "was beaten into...
  • White Professor Labels Scott Walker Racist For Union Reform, Lives In Town With 19 BLACK PEOPLE

    09/17/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 17, 2015 | Eric Owen
    The two authors [Dylan Bennett of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and University of Washington Ph.D. candidate Hannah Walker] construct their argument calling Walker a racist by observing that the city of Milwaukee is home to the largest concentration of black people in Milwaukee. As in many metropolitan areas, many of the suburbs surrounding Milwaukee “such as Brookfield and Waukesha” are chockablock with white residents. Thus, the white scholars contend, any effort to reduce the scope of government is racist even if — especially if — proponents of limited government never use any overtly racist language. “Governor Walker engages a strong,...
  • Black Power: A Done Deal

    09/17/2015 6:16:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/17/15 | Fred Reed
    It is curious that blacks, the least educated thirteen percent of the population, the least productive, most criminal, and most dependent on governmental charity, should dominate national politics. Yet they do. Virtually everything revolves around what blacks want, demand, do, or can’t do. Their power seems without limit. Courses of instruction in the schools, academic rigor, codes of dress, rules regarding unceasing obscenity, all must be set to suit them, as must be examinations for promotion in fire departments, the military and police forces. Blacks must be admitted to universities for which they are not remotely qualified where departments of...
  • The Long, Ugly History of 'Law and Order' Candidates

    09/16/2015 10:21:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Atlantic's City Lab ^ | September 16, 2015 | Daniel Denvir
    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rhetoric carries with it a deeply unsubtle context.As we head into tonight’s second Republican presidential primary debate, we already know what to look for: All signs point to it being the Donald Trump show, once again. Which means it’s worth unpacking the fact that Trump has managed to maintain his sizable lead in the polls in no small part by repeatedly referring to his followers as the “silent majority.” Recently, he even complained that Baltimore has been set “back 35 years in one night because the police weren’t allowed to protect people. We need law and...
  • No, Bernie, America Was Not Actually Founded ‘on Racist Principles’

    09/16/2015 6:57:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/16/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    The United States, Senator Bernie Sanders declared before a few thousand college students yesterday, was founded “from way back on racist principles.” “That,” he added, after briefly apologizing for bringing the topic up in the first instance, “is a fact — we have come a long way as a nation.” The latter of these two asseverations is not in doubt. Time was when a black American would be beaten, broken, and even skinned alive on the flimsiest of pretexts, while his tormenters were let free without charge. Conservatives occasionally like to wonder aloud what might happen if this nation —...
  • Bull**** From Bernie (just a fun headline to post)

    09/15/2015 7:00:45 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 30 replies
    PowerLIne ^ | September 14, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, spoke at Liberty University today. You can read his speech here. It is useful, in that it exposes the extent of Sanders’s ignorance and radicalism. Any deconstruction of a speech this bad must be selective. I am far, far from being a perfect human being, but I am motivated by a vision, which exists in all of the great religions, in Christianity, in Judaism, in Islam and Buddhism, and other religions. And that vision is so beautifully and clearly stated in Matthew 7:12, and it states, “So in everything, do to...
  • ‘Empire’s Lee Daniels: Race Relations in ‘an Ugly Place’ [White Beatdown Continues until Submission]

    09/14/2015 1:56:56 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The second season of hit Fox television series Empire premieres later this month – and creator Lee Daniels says the show has come along at a particularly rocky time for race relations in the United States. Daniels and the cast of Empire were on hand at Carnegie Hall Saturday night to show off the first episodes of the new season of the show, which follows African-American record label mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) as he navigates the pitfalls of his highly successful business alongside his family. “Where we are in America with race relations is an ugly place,” Daniels said...
  • Baltimore pastor announces bid for Congress

    09/14/2015 6:06:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2015
    A pastor who was highly visible during the unrest in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death says he’s running for Congress. Bryant, who leads the Empowerment Temple, delivered the eulogy at the funeral for Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died after he was injured in police custody. He says a new generation must “deal with the ill effects of racism and sexism.
  • Why Do Rappers Idolize Noted Racist Donald Trump?

    09/13/2015 11:58:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 13, 2015 | Stereo Williams
    Snoop Dogg, Kanye West and others have referenced him in their tracks, but rappers should know better than to venerate someone who couldn’t care less about their community. Donald Trump references have peppered hip-hop tracks for decades. Everybody from Ice Cube to A Tribe Called Quest to Lil Wayne have name-dropped the famously-coiffed billionaire in their rhymes—usually as an acknowledgement of great wealth or a lavish lifestyle. His presence has been so pervasive in rap music that emcees like Gucci Mane, Jeezy, E-40, and Mac Miller have released songs literally bearing his name, and The Huffington Post recently created a...
  • The racial meltdown (Saturbray)

    09/12/2015 1:02:04 PM PDT · by bray · 14 replies ^ | 9/12/15 | bray
    Exodus 1:11 NIV 11 So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh. What happened to the great American melting pot? It has been drained and divided for a political agenda. The Dems have divided America into different groups and factions to fight against the unifying of America to advance their Marxist agenda. They have preached a steady diet of hatred and envy for fifty years and now the violent groups have begun a vicious open season on the fabric of society. The only way...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Lands Yale Teaching Gig

    09/12/2015 11:33:26 AM PDT · by blam · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    September 11, 2015 One of the newest teachers at the vaunted Yale University burnished his Ivy League resume in the Black Lives Matter movement. DeRay McKesson will be teaching a one-credit course this fall as a guest lecturer at Yale Divinity School, according to higher education blog Campus Reform. The outspoken activist will be joining U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and the Rev. Nancy Taylor, whose Old South Church in Boston is located near the site of the 2013 marathon bombing, to teach a special three-section course as part of a new leadership program. The young activist will teach...
  • Who Was Jim Crow and Why is He Calling Me a Racist?

    09/10/2015 11:19:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Jim Crow laws touched every part of life When All in the Family made its big splash back in the 1970s, I couldn’t see why it was supposed to be a comedy when it reflected the home I grew up in so closely. I looked for cameras outside our windows. Yet I bought into MLK’s vision of a color-blind America. I wanted and still want to see a land where people are judged by the content of their character instead of by any arbitrary circumstances, skin color, social class, nationality, or anything else. In the segregated South and the bigoted...
  • Black Man Suffers Another Racist Beating -- in Whole Foods?

    09/09/2015 2:57:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/9/15 | Colin Flahrety
    Another black man is the victim of another racist beating — for no reason whatsoever. Or so the media would have us believe. This time in Oakland. And we know that because of what the CBS affiliate called an “unprovoked violent beatdown” was witnessed by one of the world’s top authorities on black victimization, Dr. Zoe Marks. And she is spreading this story around the globe. The violent encounter happened last Thursday. CBS news in San Francisco started the tsunami of coverage by calling for the arrest of the security guard who administered the beating on a black man who...
  • Scaring Up the [white] Vote

    09/09/2015 1:43:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Slate ^ | September 8, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    ~~~GOP presidential contenders blaming Black Lives Matter for crime a desperate attempt to frighten white voters into supporting them.~~~"....Long-term trends can obscure short-term variations,however,and there’s contested evidence that we’re in the middle of a violent crime spike,sparked by a so-called Ferguson effect where less aggressive policing—fueled by “Black Lives Matter” protests—encourages criminals.“Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines,” [NYT] in a story on the rising murder rate in Milwaukee. Critics say this is overblown...Bruce Frederick— the Vera Institute of Justice—notes that of the 20 most populous U.S. cities for which there’s public...
  • Two Texas HS football players allege ref used racial slurs (so they blind-sided him)

    09/08/2015 6:25:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 100 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 8, 2015 | Michael Hurcomb
    Two Texas high school football players who are accused of intentionally slamming a referee to the ground allege the ref directed racial slurs at them, school district officials said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. [Snip] A video from Friday's game between John Jay High School and Marble Falls High School shows the ref watching a play, and his head snapping back when he is leveled from behind. The other player then dove on top of him. Woods said if a racial slur was directed at the two players, the protocol should have been to inform the lead official about...
  • WASN'T ALWAYS THIS WAY: Black unemploymentwere less severe during times of greater racism.

    09/08/2015 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/08/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    Academics and public intellectuals, who should know better, attempt to explain the highly visible and publicized pathology witnessed in cities such as Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Ferguson and others as a legacy of slavery. The argument is made that the problems encountered by many black Americans are rooted in white racism, greed and income inequality. They are able to get away with these untruths because most people believe that what is seen today has always been. A bit of history would belie such a vision. It would be foolhardy to argue that slavery has had no effect or that racial discrimination,...
  • Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin ... Lawyer

    09/08/2015 6:18:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2015 | Eric Owens
    Complete Headline: Public University To Cough Up $3,500 For ‘Hoodies Up’ Speech From Trayvon Martin Personal Injury Lawyer Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martin’s family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements. Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up” at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix. Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated. [Snip] When...
  • A novel solution to racial resentment

    09/07/2015 5:57:01 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 7, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    The bill for reparations would be a big one. Boris Bittker, a Yale law professor, argued 40 years ago that the simple way to figure who gets what is to multiply the number of blacks by the difference in white and black income. In 1973 this would have come to $34 billion, and a lot more than that now. By now that money would have all been spent, and the cash would have hardly put a dent in the difference. ... Reversing the constitutional formula of counting slaves as three-fifths of a free — i.e., white — person, done to...
  • Harley dealership announces support for Nation of Islam event; this immediately happens

    09/05/2015 5:46:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 105 replies ^ | 09/05/2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    Recently, a Harley Davidson dealership in the Washington DC area announced it was sponsoring a Nation of Islam rally led by Louis Farrakhan on October 10th called “Justice Or Else.” The dealership’s website said it was promoting its location as a rallying point for black bikers attending the rally. Not surprisingly, that didn’t sit to well with other members of the biking community who don’t subscribe to the Nation of Islam’s message.The dealership, located in Fort Washington, MD is owned by Joyce and Thomas Moorehead who also own a BMW/MINI dealership in Sterling, MD. Thomas Moorehead is the Chairman...
  • Accused carjacker to witness: I only rob white people

    09/04/2015 9:49:38 PM PDT · by saul 01 · 17 replies
    TopNewsToday ^ | 09/04/2015 | Bill Bonds
    Detroit -- A hapless carjacker failed to get away with the crime after his gun jammed, he forgot to release the parking brake and let a witness go, saying: "You good, I only rob white people," according to the FBI.
  • Black Lives Matter Supporter Arrested for ‘Kill All the White People’ Tweet

    09/03/2015 3:17:19 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 53 replies ^ | 3 Sep 2015 | Jerome Hudson
    Maryland resident Carlos Anthony Hollins has been arrested and charged for allegedly issuing deadly threats against La Plata residents via his personal Twitter account. “IM NOT GONNA STAND FOR THIS NO. MORE. TONIGHT WE PURGE ! KILL ALL THE WHITE PPL IN THE TOWN OF LAPLATA. #BLACKLIVESMATTER,” Hollins’ now-suspended Twitter account read.
  • Exposing The Black Lives Matter Movement For What It Is: Promotion of Cop Killing

    09/02/2015 11:52:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/02/2015 | Katie Pavlitch
    It's time to expose the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement for what it is: a racist, violent hate group that promotes the execution of police officers. The evidence is in their rhetoric and written on their shirts. If you take a look at the Black Lives Matter Twitter feed, you'll find photos of activists wearing shirts that say, "Assata Taught Me."  Looks like it's going down in Cleveland. Follow @FEARLESSnFREE and @LotusLightSage for more details— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) August 27, 2015 They're referring to infamous cop killer Assata Shakur, otherwise known as Joanne Chesimard, who shot and killed a...
  • Three cops murdered in less than a week: Another officer is found slaughtered in his Texas home ami

    09/01/2015 7:34:13 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/15 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    A Texas police officer was found murdered in his home just hours before an officer in Illinois was gunned down in the street on a morning patrol. Don Allen, 27, was killed at home some time Monday evening in Clyde, Texas, and found by family members around 7pm. Authorities have not released details of his death, but launched a homicide investigation over Allen, who has served in the Abilene police department for three years.
  • Why does Maria Sharapova earn $10 million more in endorsements than Serena Williams?

    09/01/2015 2:43:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 133 replies
    USA Today | September 1, 2015 | Chris Chase
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  • The Cowards and Hypocrites of Black Lives Matter

    09/01/2015 7:23:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/1/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    The death of a Texas deputy, shot from behind while filling his patrol car with gas; the mob violence on a single mother in a park while her child looks on; the “knockout game” assault on a military veteran as he walked alone on the street; the mugging of a 92 year old woman as she prayed in a church; the killing of a 5 year old girl sitting on her Grandfather’s lap and a police officer who killed a black motorist, later found to have had two pounds of marijuana and thousands of dollars in his car. There are...
  • Blind People Can Be Racist, Too, Study Says

    09/01/2015 12:11:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun August 30, 2015 | Carina Storrs
    A person may not have to "see color" to be racist. Some blind people, just like sighted people, make judgments about others based on their race, according to a new study. The findings come from interviews conducted in person and over the phone with 25 people who were either born blind or severely visually impaired, or who lost their sight as children or adults. A researcher asked the participants, most of whom lived in the northeast United States, about whether they thought about race and also how it affected their feelings about a person. The study found that blind people...
  • Obama: Attacking Jews Over Iran Deal Like Saying He's 'Not Black Enough'

    08/31/2015 2:10:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    TPM News ^ | August 31, 2015
    President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough." [Snip] Obama didn't mention any specific critics or targets by name.
  • Wa Post: After arrest in ‘execution-style’ shooting of Texas deputy, a search for a motive

    08/30/2015 10:36:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 30, 2015 | Sarah Larimer and Elahe Izadi
    On Friday night, a sheriff’s deputy in Texas was fatally shot at a gas station in would be described as “an unprovoked, execution-style killing of a police officer.” One day later, a 30-year-old man, identified as Shannon J. Miles, was charged with capital murder in the death of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. But what remained unclear Sunday was a motive for the shooting at a suburban Houston Chevron, which authorities say occurred when Goforth, 47, stopped to fill up his patrol car.
  • WaPo editorial writer about to become very unpopular with #BlackLivesMatter

    08/30/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Hot ^ | August 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    When we talk about growing violence in America’s larger cities we frequently focus on New York and Baltimore. (And for good reason, to be honest.) But the nation’s capital has been experiencing its own problems along those lines lately. A rather chilling recounting of some of these “local stories” provides the backdrop for a recent op-ed column in the WaPo by Colbert I. King. I’ll confess that some of the stories of violence and mayhem King is talking about were completely unknown to me, leading the author to compare Washington to “the wild west.” One example is the case where...
  • Bishop E.W. Jackson: Planned Parenthood Founder Was a White Supremacist

    08/29/2015 5:56:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 18 replies
    CNS ^ | August 28, 2015 | Craig Millward
    At a press conference outside the National Portrait Gallery on Thursday, Bishop E.W. Jackson said that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger “was a white supremacist” and to honor her “is to be complicit in her evil and her racism.” The press conference brought together a group of black pastors and pro-life leaders who are demanding that the portrait gallery, which is a part of the federally funded Smithsonian Institution, remove a bust of Margaret Sanger. The bust is featured in the gallery’s “The Struggle for Justice” exhibit, which focuses on historical equal rights achievements in America. Depictions of King and...
  • Trump the Vulgarian (Is there something beyond a "barf alert"?)

    08/29/2015 4:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Mexico Ledger ^ | August 29 2015 | Eric Bergeson, The Country Scribe
    Can Trump keep it up? When will he implode? What explains his rise in the polls? How do we stop him? The pundits wring their hands. Josh Marshall thinks Trump is a doofus who uses sophisticated military strategy. Peggy Noonan, who penned the phrase "1000 points of light" for George H. W. Bush, declares Trump to be a sign of molecules in motion. Statistician-pundit Nate Silver assures us Trump will meet his doom. Charles Blow has had enough and will no longer mention Trump's name. George Will was moved to pen a glorious sentence which begins, "Every sulphurous belch from...
  • Man Suspected of Killing Texas County Sheriff’s Deputy Reportedly Arrested

    08/29/2015 8:55:09 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/15
    The man suspected of a killing a Texas county sheriff’s deputy has reportedly been arrested at the end of a successful SWAT scene. Fox affiliate KRIV reports Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies captured the suspect in the murder of Deputy Darren Goforth early Saturday. The man was taken into custody at Pine Falls and Sunny Ridge in northwest Harris County, according to the station. The suspect’s mother assisted law enforcement officers in the capture of her son, KRIV reports. Goforth, 47, was pumping gas into his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station when a man approached him from...
  • Hate Groups Use Virginia Shooting As Call To Arms In "Race War"

    08/28/2015 11:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Vocativ ^ | August 26, 2015 | James King and Adi Cohen
    The League of the South has gone to "Security Condition Orange" and other white supremacist organizations are saying it's time for action.Hate groups across the country are using Wednesday’s televised shooting of two Virginia journalists as a call to arms in the “race war” the shooter referenced in a manifesto he sent to a national news outlet. One group has gone to “Security Condition Orange,” its second-highest alert level, which it says means “eminent (sic) danger probable.” In his manifesto, faxed shortly after the shooting to ABC News, shooter Vester Flanagan claimed to have killed WDBJ journalists Alison Parker, 24,...
  • WDBJ TV Killer vs. Dylann Roof: Is it Time to Ban the "Gay" Flag?

    08/28/2015 6:01:35 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 August 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    Both men wanted a race war. Both men committed murder in an attempt to spark it. But both men’s stories are treated very differently by the media.The world is shocked by the killing of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, of small Virginia station WDBJ (a CBS affiliate), by disgruntled and disturbed ex-co-worker Vester Lee Flanagan II, who not incidentally is homosexual. By interrupting a live TV interview and committing his act on air, Flanagan, 41, got the attention he apparently craved and gave the world something unforgettable: real-life murder appearing movie-style, in deadly living color. And...
  • Black Activists Call for Lynching and Hanging of White People and Cops

    08/28/2015 2:54:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 26, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    <p>Members of the ##### or ##### and #BlackLivesMatter movements called for the lynching and hanging of white people and cops. They encouraged others on a radio show Tuesday night to “turn the tide” and kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America.</p>
  • Obama: I Understand ‘Cruelty Of Man’ Because I’m An African-American

    08/28/2015 2:09:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 115 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 28, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During a live webcast, President Obama sympathized with the persecution of the Jewish people, suggesting he was able to understand their plight because he was an African-American.
  • The inoffensive everyday phrases used by reporter Alison Parker that earned her a death sentence...

    08/28/2015 4:03:18 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 28, 2015 | Wills Robinsom
    Innocuous phrases Alison Parker used every day to describe her job may have led to her death, simply because Vester Lee Flanagan thought they were racist. The 24-year-old TV reporter who was shot and killed by the disgruntled ex-employee on Wednesday somehow angered him by using terms like 'swinging' by an address or going out into the 'field' while she was an intern at WDBJ. It sheds further light on the murderer's erratic behavior, details of which have emerged since he callously gunned down Parker and cameraman Adam Ward live on breakfast TV. Flanagan, 41, clashed repeatedly with photojournalists, belittling...
  • Trump: Fix 'Massive Problem' of Mentally Ill, Let Gun Owners Be

    08/27/2015 10:35:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 27,2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Mental illness is "a massive problem," GOP front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday, one day after two Virginia journalists were brutally murdered by a disgruntled former co-worker, but he does not believe there is any need to get rid of guns. "If you try to do it, the bad guys would have them," Trump told CNN's "New Day" host Chris Cuomo, saying that instead, the focus should be on solving the mental health issues. Former reporter Bryce Williams, whose legal name is Vester Flanagan, killed himself Wednesday afternoon after shooting to death TV reporter Alison Parker and her cameraman, Adam Ward,...