Thursday, October 23, 2014

Paula and her black mammy, and an autopsy from St.Louis.

I guess you just can't teach an old racist new tricks.

It didn't take long for Paula Deen and her peeps to revert to being....well, Paula Deen.

Yes, the black mammy image is racist and ignorant, but the explanation for it was even worse.

"Oh Paula Deen, will you ever learn? An image on the website for Lady & Sons, the restaurant Deen owns in Savannah, Geor., features a "mammy figure,according to a post on Facebook. The controversial mother-type figure that rose in popularity during and after slavery, is shown ringing a dinner bell, as child caretakers — often called mammys — did in plantation days to let the family know dinner was ready. The advertisement is mean to notify patrons of the restaurant's new hours of operation.

A group on Facebook has taken notice of the ad, and is enraged by its racist undertones. "Paula Deen longs for the antebellum south when Blacks, especially black women were non-threatening servants." The Facebook message encourages black women to "kill the mammy within" and avoid associations with people like Paula Deen.

UPDATE: According to a Deen spokesperson, the image depicted in the ad is not new, but has been used on the restaurant's website for "five years." The restaurant further explains, "the lady featured in the picture has worked at the restaurant for over 17 years and is like family to the Deens."

"Like family"? You mean like a mammy that raised all dem little white pickaninnies back in the  day?

I am sorry, I know that some of you Negroes love Paula and her cooking, and that you have no problem with her whole down home Southern (pardon my Yiddish) schtick. But at some point you have to say enough already. The mammy figure and slavery love is just so eighteen hundreds.

Finally, I see that there is a new autopsy coming out of St. Louis. (No, not the one that the authorities have been leaking from the Michal Brown  grand jury.) This one was privately done by the family of another alleged unarmed teenager who was shot to death by a police officer.

"ST. LOUIS (AP) — An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed a private autopsy Thursday.

Dr. Cyril Wecht, who has investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley and JonBenet Ramsey, conducted the autopsy at the request of Vonderrit Myers Jr.'s family and outlined the findings during a news conference at the funeral home that will handle Myers' burial. The family's attorneys said the autopsy suggests Myers was running away from the officer. Myers' parents attended the autopsy announcement but did not comment.

"The evidence shows that the story we've been given by the Police Department does not match up," one of the attorneys, Jerryl Christmas, said. "There's no evidence that there was a gun battle going on."
Wecht said it's likely that Myers was initially shot six times in the back of both legs. He said another shot hit the side of the left leg, shattering his femur.

The fatal wound was to the side of Myers' face, Wecht said.

Police have said Myers shot first at the officer. They released details of lab tests by the Missouri State Highway Patrol that showed gunshot residue on Myers' hand, waistband and shirt. Police union leaders said the finding dispelled claims by Myers' family that he didn't fire at the officer, whose name hasn't been released." [Source]


But unlike some folks who have jumped to conclusions based on their own prejudices and biases, I will reserve judgment until I get more facts about this particular shooting. 



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Terror in Canada, and a strange young fruit found hanging in North Carolina.

Police, bystanders and soldiers aid a fallen soldier at the War Memorial as police respond to an apparent terrorist attack in Ottawa.Terrorism in Canada is like punctuality in Jamaica; it just doesn't happen.

Sadly, though, here we are.

"A soldier gunned down while guarding a hallowed war memorial and a shootout in the halls of Parliament shocked Canada's capital and left parts of the city on lockdown for hours Wednesday.
Parliament member Kyle Seeback called it a "horrific day."
And it may not be over yet.

Authorities haven't ruled out the possibility that an additional shooter could be on the loose. And Ottawa Police Constable Chuck Benoit told CNN that there was more than one person involved in the shootings.

"We have to apprehend and arrest the people that are involved in this morning's incident," he said, "and at this time we don't have these people."

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has been identified by Canadian officials to their American counterparts as the suspected gunman, multiple U.S. officials told CNN.

The gunman was killed after two shooting incidents -- one at the Canada War Memorial, and another just minutes later nearby inside Parliament.

Bibeau, who was born in 1982, was a convert to Islam and had a history of drug use before he converted, two sources said." [Source]

This dude was Canadian born and had a history of drug use before allegedly converting to Islam.

Not good.

I guess this is what they call a "lone wolf" attack, and I am sure that it's a scary thing for the people in the Great White North. I mean Canadians just don't do things like this. At least I didn't think that they did. It's not like Canada is "the great satan" or anything.

Here in America we expect our own people to turn on us. We are a lot more worried about "lone wolf" attacks than the Canadians are.  

In Colorado (the state that gave us Columbine) "three girls played hooky from school" to join Isis for crying out loud. Talk about f****d up priorities.

"The girls' parents say they had no idea their children planned to travel. None of them had ever run away before.

Their disappearance hit them out of the blue, the way other ISIS related incidents are popping up in the Western world. Two more turned up in tandem with the girls' runaway attempt.

ISIS has, for an anti-Western organization, been surprisingly attractive to young recruits from the West, as well as to some young women.

More than 100 of the foreign fighters have come from the United States, according to intelligence estimates; hundreds more from Europe, which is geographically closer to the fight.

Every week, five more people from the UK alone join ISIS, a British police commissioner said Tuesday. And that's a conservative estimate."We know that over 500 British nationals traveled to join the conflict," said Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe from the Metropolitan Police." [Source]

Remember when all parents had to worry about was their kids staying out past curfew or hanging out at the mall with the skateboard crowd?    

Finally, a troubling story out of the state of North Carolina.

 "On Monday night, lawyers Al McSurely and Allen Rogers met with Claudia Lacy and Larry Walton to discuss the next step in the investigation into what McSurely called “the probable murder” of Lacy and Walton’s 17-year-old son, Lennon Lacy.

Image result for lennon lacy imageIn August, Lennon was found hanging by his neck from a swing set in the middle of a trailer park near his home in Bladenboro, N.C. Authorities quickly ruled out foul play in his death and have since labeled it a suicide. But Lennon’s parents have met the reports with disbelief, as have many of Bladenboro’s black residents.

McSurely, an attorney working with the NAACP’s North Carolina chapter and Lennon’s family, told The Root that he and the family are looking to find out who killed Lennon and that they “have a rough idea of who some of those people might be.”

“What we’re trying to decide now, after talking to several witnesses who have come forward to us, is how we’re going to play that with the DA,” said McSurely, adding that the family may take the case to the FBI or U.S. Department of Justice. “It’s not like Ferguson or Trayvon’s case in the sense that here, we don’t know who shot him. In this case, somebody strangled him and took his body over there and ... hung him up there in the middle of the night.” [Read more]

A young black man found hanging in a "trailer park"?  Hmmm. 

I don't blame you Ms. Lacy and Mr. Walton; I would be suspicious as well.

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.

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


I need a caption for this pic.

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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:
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.