Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Skip, there is nothing cool about rape.

There are certain folks in America who shouldn't be on television talking to millions of people.






Skip Bayless, the ESPN commentator and co-host of First Take, happens to be one of them.






"Looks like the guys over at ESPN's First Take may need to take sensitivity courses in women's issues ASAP, especially if they're going to venture into issues involving domestic violence and rape.


Just a few months back, Stephen A. Smith alluded to the fact that women shouldn't provoke men into violent confrontations. Now Skip Bayless believes that Kobe Bryant's 2003 rape charges, in which the basketball star was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old in a hotel room in Colorado, added to his street cred—thus making him more marketable.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Revisiting the porch and patio Negroes, and the fear merchants are working overtime.

Image result for key and peeleAs you all know I like to keep tabs on all the house Negroes in America. I often list some of the most noteworthy ones from time to time just to give you an idea of the type of Negro that we all need to be careful of.





There are some other  Negroes who we need to keep an eye on as  well. These Negroes aren't necessarily house Negroes but they are getting close. I suppose that these Negros could be referred to as porch (or patio) Negroes, since they aren't quite in the house as yet, but they sure as hell aren't out here in the fields with the rest of us.





So anyway, without further ado, here is a list of 10 Negroes who the Drop Squad has under surveillance.





1. Lester Holt.
2. Michael Strahan.
3. Nelly.
4. Russell Simmons.
5. Juan Williams.
6. Debra Lee.
7. DL  Hughley.
8. Kanye West.
9. *Key & Peele.
10. Cory Booker.





Honorable mention to Zoe Saldana, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Capt. Ronald C. Johnson, and Deval  Patrick.


Finally, as the Ebola hysteria continues in America, it is important to note (as one of my twitter fam stated) that Kim Kardashian has married more people than have died from Ebola in this country.


In New Jersey two poor little children are being kept from school because our unenlightened fellow Americans are in a state of panic.


Turns out the children are from Africa, and, as we all know; Africa and Ebola go hand in hand. (Sarcasm off.)


"Two elementary school children are being kept from attending Howard Yocum Elementary School in New Jersey because they recently moved to the U.S. from Rwanda, prompting Ebola fears from other parents — even though Rwanda is 2,600 miles from the west African region afflicted by the Ebola outbreak.


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The school informed teachers of the two children who were set to start school today, but word got out and parents objected. The family has “elected” to keep their children home for the twenty-one day potential incubation period.


As Fox 29 pointed out, Rwanda is as far from the Ebola outbreak as Seattle is from Philadelphia. That didn’t stop the parents of Yocum Elementary from saying the following on record:
I don’t feel comfortable sending my daughter to school with people who could be infected with Ebola.” 
“Really concerns me. I don’t want to keep my boy out of school.”
“Tell us when we come into the door. Don’t smile in my face and have a secret like that.”
Anybody from that area should just stay there until all this stuff is resolved. There’s nobody affected here; let’s just keep it that way.” 
“I think for another couple weeks. I don’t think it would hurt, I mean you have a lot of children that are involved, so I don’t think it would hurt.” [Source]


I suppose that these poor people shouldn't be blamed for their ignorance and fear. When you have elected politicians playing politics with the disease and creating panic for political gain, this is the type of response that is to be expected from the parents of elementary school children.




"Is the working poor and working middle class weak-minded, willfully ignorant, easily scared, or simply gullible? The politics of deception is not new. What is new is how easily the deception works.
How did we get here? How can the country that built the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, the Interstate Highway System, and voyaged to the moon and back degenerate into a dysfunctional semblance of a super power? How is it possible that Americans may potentially put those who will continue pilfering them in power after the 2014 election?


It is the systematic manipulation of the minds of enough Americans that is responsible. The well-established American plutocracy continues to fuel the machine of deception. What’s most amazing is how long-lived this manipulation has been." [Source]


Hang on, there will be more to come. The fear merchants are just getting started.


   


 








Sunday, October 19, 2014

News you will never see on FOX.

I get a lot of racists visiting my website from time to time. Unfortunately I am linked to a couple of websites with less than desirable examples of human beings, and every now and then some of their regulars like to come into the fields.









This is why I am going to post a couple of stories tonight for their benefit. Stories that I know that they would never have seen had it not been for their friendly neighborhood Field Negro.


This is because ----sadly for them--- they get all of their news from certain right wing and far right websites and cable television stations.









Just call this the things you will never see on FOX, post.









Let's take for example the case of those college kids rioting in New Hampshire. The mainstream media will call it an "unrest" because the people acting out are not Negroes. When Negroes do exactly what these out of control kids are doing it's called a riot. Because.....well... they are Negroes.





These punks aren't even creating a disturbance for any type of a just cause; they are just destroying shit and creating mayhem because they can.









Then there is the case of the Willie Horton type ad making the rounds in a congressional race in Nebraska. I thought that America had moved past those days of racial code words and dog whistles?


What ever happened to our "post-racial" ideals?






This guy's name is Nikko, not Willie, but he looks just as sinister. And he will get the job done of scaring white folks into voting for the desired candidate just fine.






Apparently Nikko benefited from a Nebraska law which allowed him to serve half of his sentence and be set free. Unfortunately for the people of Nebraska he went on a killing spree and killed four people after being released.






Now, like Willie Horton, Nikko is being linked to a candidate for office by his political opponent and Lee Terry is hoping that all the good folks of Nebraska will be outraged that his political opponent would support anything that would free such a monster.






Let's see if it works. I am betting that it will.


Finally, the supremes have decided that "poll taxing" and other means of restricting the right of ordinary citizens is a cool thing.


They decided that the draconian laws in Texas which makes it hard for folks to go out and vote is perfectly fine,and that the fear of voter fraud is greater than the fundamental right of every citizen of this country to be allowed to vote.


"Today's decision means hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in Texas will be unable to participate in November's election because Texas has erected an obstacle course designed to discourage voting," said Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
A spokeswoman for the Texas attorney general's office, however, lauded the decision.

"We are pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed that Texas' voter ID law should remain in effect for the upcoming election," spokeswoman Lauren Bean said. "The state will continue to defend the voter ID law and remains confident that the district court's misguided ruling will be overturned on the merits. The U.S. Supreme Court has already ruled that voter ID laws are a legal and sensible way to protect the integrity of elections."

"Protecting the integrity of elections" for this guy means only certain people who are our ideological soul-mates will be allowed to vote.

But it's not only in Texas. The forces of  bigotry are hard at work all over the South, and they are trying to make sure that the wrong citizens don't have a voice at the ballot box.

It used to be passive, but now, given the changing demographics, they have become desperate.

"With so much at stake, the forces of voting oppression had to get busy to cover their Southern flank. The New Georgia Project registered more than 85,000 new voters and submitted the applications to the Georgia secretary of state’s office in April 2014 in time for the May primaries, but none of those voting applications were processed in time for the primaries. And with early voting starting in a week, more than 40,000 registrations still have not been processed.

After months of the New Georgia Project asking for an explanation for the delays, Kemp responded in September—by slapping them with an injunction based on 25 “fraudulent” applications his office found. It doesn’t take a voting-war vet like Lewis to figure this out. Georgia Republicans got blindsided by 85,000 new Democratic registrations in a midterm year, and now the secretary of state is playing Bull Connor to stop them from voting."  


They would argue that they are just protecting the "integrity of elections" by any means necessary.


  "The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters..."


Unfortunately that was the dissent in the Texas voter ID case.

I would love to see Clarence Thomas's medical records.











       













Saturday, October 18, 2014

CAPTION SATURDAY




I need a caption for this pic.


Pic from rebloggy.com

Thursday, October 16, 2014

"Donald Trump Stands by Diagnosis of Obama as ‘Psycho’", and a silly debate on cable.

Projection anyone?






"Last night, Donald Trump used his prolific Twitter account to make this assessment of President Barack Obama’s mental health in light of the country’s Ebola panic:
@realDonaldTrump  
   
I am starting to think that there is something seriously wrong with President Obama's mental health. Why won't he stop the flights. Psycho!


When NewsMax’s Steve Malzberg confronted Trump with those words during an interview Thursday, the mogul made no attempts to back away from his statement. Calling him someone who “chooses his words carefully,” Malzberg said he was “struck” by Trump’s description of the president as a “psycho.”


RELATED: Donald Trump Wants Obama to Get Ebola (or Something)
“There’s something wrong, and nobody knows what it is, but there’s something wrong.” Trump told Malzberg. “Can anybody be that incompetent?” he asked of Obama’s handling of the Ebola issue.


“There’s something wrong,” Trump repeated again. “There’s something going on. Every decision that this country is wrong. Everything’s wrong! Everything is going wrong for the United States.”


To sum up, Donald Trump thinks something is “wrong” but he doesn’t know what it is."




Here is a guy who owns casinos and declared bankruptcy more times than I care to count and he says the guy at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is doing something wrong.






But hey, he says he doesn't know what it is. Maybe it's just the guy running the country. I wonder what it is about this particular guy? Hmmm.




But enough about the Trumpster.




JO’Reilly vs. Stewart: The ugly truth about that white privilege debateon Stewart and Bill O' Reilly had a showdown about white privilege and the thought of two white guys playing point counter point on racial issues to generate ratings just seems a bit unsavory to me.




I am disappointed with Stewart, but I don't know why I expected better from him. He is, after all, an entertainer, and at the end of the day it's all about the money.




I don't think Stewart understands the concept of "white privilege" anymore than O'Reilly does, but for purposes of their silly showdown he took the contrary position.


I  have to agree with Joan Walsh's take on it.


"At this point the whole thing feels like brand-enhancing shtick for both men. “I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege,” Stewart opened, proving that he knows there’s no hope of a genuine debate or even conversation. “I just want you to say I’ve been terribly wrong about this.”


O’Reilly demands that Stewart admit there’s “Asian privilege,” his new secret weapon in the war on the war on racism.  As long as O’Reilly can show that “Asians” are doing better than white Americans — of course that’s only certain subgroups of Asians, for complicated reasons — he can prove that white Americans are blame-proof for the struggles of black Americans.


Anyway, are they really struggling? Not in O’Reilly’s world. “Maybe you haven’t figured out that there’s no more slavery, no more Jim Crow, the most powerful man in the world is a black American, and the most powerful woman in the world, Oprah Winfrey, is black.”


The truth is, if you want to understand white privilege, there is plenty of evidence to examine to prove that it exists. It’s easy. You stand in the shadow of 400 years of monstrous, inventive cruelty, and you shudder, and then you get to work for change. But if you want to deny it, there is plenty of “evidence” for that argument too, mainly “Asians” and Oprah and Obama and let’s throw in Condoleezza Rice. We’re not going to convince O’Reilly and his demographic. We have to out-organize, out-vote and out-live them.


That’s why these two men’s showdowns are getting tedious to me. It helps Stewart’s brand, it help’s O’Reilly’s brand. Stewart proves he’s superior, O’Reilly proves he’s an embattled warrior for the truth. Two white men, making their money, and everybody goes home happy. The Daily Show host even admitted at the end of the show that “it’s F-ing fun!”


I love Jon Stewart, but I have to say; it’s hard not to wonder if the guy who told the “Crossfire” debaters they were “hurting America” a decade ago might say the same about the two guys yammering last night." [Source]


Amen Ms. Walsh. Amen.






  











Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New levels of crazy, and dunces for the confederacy.

There is a serious level of crazy going around in some political circles in America.


We all get the Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS), heck there was Bush Derangement Syndrome when he was president. Your political enemies are going to dislike you no matter what. And sometimes they will take it to ridiculous levels.


Sometimes, though, it goes beyond ridiculous.


Let's take the example of Debbie Dunnegan Waters, a republican elected official in the state of Missouri. (I am starting to dislike that state more and more.)


"An elected official in Missouri is trying to explain herself after penning a Facebook post that ponders why the military hasn't deposed President Barack Obama in a coup d'etat.


Debbie Dunnegan Waters, a Republican serving as Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch she had "no ill intent toward the president" when she asked why the military hasn't "taken action against our domestic enemy," who she identified as "supposedly the commander in chief." 


Okaaay then. A coup right here in America. Why not just impeach the guy?  I mean a coup can be a messy  thing.


Of course, as is to be expected, the wingnut politician soon took to social media to say that she was misunderstood.


"I just wanted to know what oath (the military) took,” Dunnegan told St. Louis Public Radio in a telephone interview. “I'm not calling the president a domestic enemy. I’m not calling the president anything. He is the president. Do I agree with what the president is doing? Absolutely not. Anybody that asks me, I’ll be happy to tell you that.”


Dunnegan also took to Twitter to say her post was being "twisted."




“Something innocent and simple got twisted into a disaster because it’s an election,” Dunnegan told the Post-Dispatch.


"Something innocent", like calling for the violent overthrow of  a democratically elected government.


And this woman was actually elected to public office. I guess they call it "fly over country" for a reason.


Finally, speaking of female republicans in public office. Down in South Carolina the governor of that fine state is defending flying the confederate flag over the state capitol.


"Fun fact: the State House of South Carolina still flies the flag of the failed state known as the Confederate States of America. Though the country was forcibly disbanded in 1865, a fair percentage of the population are still not cool with the flag due to its implications involving that slavery thing.


But one of the people who’s okay with the flag is South Carolina’s Republican Governor Nikki Haley, who defended the flag’s presence during last night’s gubernatorial debate, on the grounds that it hasn’t affected the economy. (The flag is dedicated to the men who served and died for South Carolina during the Civil War.)


“What I can tell you is over the last three-and-a-half years, I spent a lot of my days on the phones with CEOs and recruiting jobs to this state,” Haley said. “I can honestly say I have not had one conversation with a single CEO about the Confederate flag.”


And why is it okay? Because South Carolina solved racism!
“But we really kind of fixed all that when you elected the first Indian-American female governor. When we appointed the first African-American U.S. senator, that sent a huge message.”


But flying that flag is sending a "huge message" as well: That you are cool with enslaving the ancestors of a large percentage of the citizens of your state.


Being an Indian American Haley should be particularly sensitive to this issue, but hey, maybe her peeps were high up in the caste system, so she has no love for the plight of those who were slaves.


Imagine the flag of the Nazi party flying over the state of Brandenburg's capitol, Potsdam.


I know. I can't either.   




  

















Tuesday, October 14, 2014

If you are worried about Ebola you can thank the NRA for not having a Surgeon General.

new captionThe good ole boys over at Breitbart are mad because we don't have a Surgeon General speaking out during this "Ebola crisis". Which, one could argue, is exactly the type of thing that we need: a Surgeon General (not a Czar Mr. McCain) during this time in America.


I was thinking to myself that they might be right, when my e-mail buddy, Greg, sent me a link to a story that I found very interesting.


"There has been no dearth of pundits using various media forums to discuss the arrival of the deadly Ebola virus in America, and they have had a fair measure of success frightening a surprisingly large segment of the population. Republicans and their conservative cabal have even combined their ISIL fear-mongering with their immigration fear-mongering to distract Americans going into an important midterm election. Except for the medical researchers and infectious disease scientists from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and National Institute of Health (NIH), there has been precious little information from real medical professionals of any repute that could relieve the rising fear and anxiety among the population that knows little about the virus, or what precautions they need, if any, to protect themselves and their families.
 
Although experts claim there is little reason for panic of a devastating outbreak of the deadly virus in America, a recent Harvard poll revealed that 39% of American adults are worried about a large-scale outbreak and over 25% are mortified that an immediate family member will be stricken with the infectious virus and die.  What America needs at times like this is a trusted public health expert and medical professional to educate the public about the risk of contracting Ebola and reassure them that there is little to worry about and what steps to take to stay safe and Ebola-free.

On Sunday morning political shows, it was left to an official with the Obama administration, senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer, to talk about the deadly Ebola virus. Obviously, Pfeiffer’s political expertise does not qualify him to reassure the public about a potential infectious disease  health crisis, and it may have led one to wonder exactly where “America’s doctor,” the Surgeon General of the United States, is hiding and why they are not stepping into the spotlight to put Americans’ minds at ease. The truth is this nation has not had a Surgeon General for a year, but not because President Obama failed to appoint an extremely qualified candidate; he did last November. However, the National Rifle Association, no Americans’ idea of an organization concerned with the health and safety or preventing even one American citizen’s death, issued an edict to Senate Republicans that a vote to confirm the President’s appointee meant an immediate end to their political career. Going into a hotly contested midterm election, Senate Republicans did precisely as their NRA masters dictated and made sure America will not have a Surgeon General unless they support spreading the epidemic of gun deaths in America.

Last November 14th, the President nominated Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, an extremely qualified candidate to replace ‘acting’ Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin. It took three months, but the Senate finally got around to holding a confirmation hearing for Dr. Murthy’s appointment. However, the National Rifle Association exerted its very substantial legislative prerogative and blocked Murthy’s confirmation because he does not recognize that the NRA is “fourth and all-powerful branch of the federal government” and called for sane gun restrictions to prevent more Americans from dying unnecessarily from the gun violence epidemic. It is exactly what a real medical professional, and highly-qualified potential Surgeon General of the United States, is supposed to do; help prevent a deadly epidemic from spreading to save American lives." [Source]

Yes, I almost forgot about the good doctor.

The NRA and the gutless cowards in Washington (dems and republicans) failed to get Dr. Murthy confirmed, and so we are left without a Surgeon General at a time when the country really needs one.

Thank you NRA.

Honestly, it's amazing how worked up Americans are getting over a disease that has killed exactly one person here at home and yet we continue to ignore the epidemic of gun violence in this country. But I digress.

"Mr. Obama's nominee for the post, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has fallen victim to congressional gridlock (he must be confirmed by the Senate) over a lighting-rod political issue: guns.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, blocked Murthy's nomination in February, arguing his non-clinical experience working with an offshoot of a pro-Obama campaign group made him overly political for the job.


Among Murthy's sins, according to his detractors: promoting Obamacare in his role as co-founder of Doctors for America, including a tweet that tweaked the NRA while making his health care argument:"


You never want to "tweak" the NRA. I don't care how many lives are at stake.









 


Monday, October 13, 2014

House Negroes with authority.

Image result for dc westby homeless man imagesDo you remember when I told you that the house Negro with authority is just as dangerous as "Mr. Charlie"?




Well recently an example of that played itself out in Washington.




"Last week Washington, D.C., police were called to investigate a suspected burglary. The police stopped a black man in a wealthy neighborhood who was minding his business and began questioning him. He told police that he had no idea why he was being stopped but believed that he was being singled out. Police told the man to sit on the ground. Jody Westby, who happened to be working from home this day, saw the police harassing a man she knew, so she told her housekeeper to record the incident and walked outside to confront the police.


Westby, an attorney and CEO of Global Cyber Risk LLC, told police that the man was a friend of many people in the area. She asked police for the address that gave the call for the burglary. When the police responded, she informed them that they weren't on the right street or in the right neighborhood. She then helped the man sitting on the ground to his feet and told police, "Please leave our neighborhood." 


As police began to leave, Westby shouted toward them, 'Just because he's black doesn't mean he's here to rob a house. He works for us. He's been in this neighborhood for 30 years."' [Source]




Lord have mercy! It took Missy coming to that poor brother's rescue for him not to be thrown in jail, or worse, shot.


I keep telling y'all; take Dave Chapelle's advice and get you some white friends. It might save your life one day.




If you are a young black man you might really need to have a white road dog to run with. Remember, you are 21 times more likely to be shot to death by the police than everyone else, so this makes sense.




Personally, as a young man, I always had at least one white wingman in my circle of friends. And there were times when I looked like that one black dude in the commercials surrounded by white folks. The thing is, though, as I got older I had to stop. White dudes are just too wild for me. They party way too hard. But I digress. (Different post for a different time.)




Anyway, when you pick your white friends be careful, because not all white people have love for the Negro.




Image result for pol danilov imageTake for instance this guy.


"A Chicago-area man was charged Saturday with stabbing a 79-year-old woman four times in the back and neck at a grocery store Friday because of her race, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.


The man, Pol Danilov, 26, was charged with attempted murder and committing a hate crime. He reportedly told police that he attacked the woman in Homewood, Ill., with a steak knife because she was black and an “easy target,” Cook County prosecutors said on Saturday, the Sun-Times writes. [Source]


The knife, with a five-inch blade, also punctured a lung of the victim, who is expected to make a full recovery, the paper writes."




Yep, it might not be a good idea to invite someone like Pol over to the family barbecue.




Poor Saul messed up; now that he has a police record he will no longer have his law enforcement career to fall back on.




*Second pic from Jezebel.com