Thursday, February 24, 2011

"What we've got here is (a) failure to communicate."


I am going to do a little racism chasing tonight, but it's not going to be easy to follow, because my man the Big R is not running out in the open. He is dodging behind organizations with fancy sounding names and your typical Washington D.C. stonewalling.

I am afraid that the FCC is not doing a very good job of allowing us to communicate right about now.-- Where is Cool Hand Luke when you need him?--

So anyway, tonight I am calling out the FCC and Julius Genachowski ,who is the O- man's point person with that agency. Most of you know by now that I believe in the power of communication. I believe that radio and television, for instance, are powerful tools in the propaganda wars in this country, and that they can be used, in a serious way, to benefit those who want to control the message in our day to day discourse. It is imperative that minorities have a seat at this very profitable and powerful table, and that when we do get a seat, we don't waste the space on bulls^%t. (Are you listening Bob Johnson?)

But back to my man Julius:

Julius I am not pleased. You have cut the two offices in your organization that focus on minority issues (the only ones, BTW, that were cut) in your latest budget; you have stopped enforcing EEO rules; you have not reported to Congress about the market entry barriers (to minorities) that were due damn near 14 months ago, and you still have not designated a staff person in your office to explain the non-discrimination rules to broadcasters. What gives?

Julius, it's 2011 and we have not even gotten your 2009 report (which Section 257 of the Communications Act requires) dealing with barriers to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Minority television ownership has decreased 50% since 1999. Minority radio ownership has declined by 9% over the past three years, and minority wireless and cable system ownership is almost at zero. Entry level positions for minorities in radio, television, and journalism is down to 1%, which is what it was in...wait for it....1950! Yes, 1950! -You Negroes are watching television, but you do not have a seat at the table. You are just watching.-The FCC has not supported an initiative to promote more minority and female ownership in the telecom industry, and they actually proposed cutting out the funding for that particular initiative all together. (I bet they wouldn't do that to Comcast.)And they still have not acted on the petition (outstanding since Hurricane Katrina) to act on multilingual emergency broadcasting. I know I know, if they are in this country they have to learn the language. But what if they just got here and there is a major disaster before they can learn how to understand "GET OUT STORM APPROACHING"?

In spite of all of this, some of you are trying. There are seventy two minority ownership and EEO proposals before the FCC for some of you minorities, and one day (yes, I know it has been ten years for some of you) but one day, the FCC will get around to it. What a Joke!

Come on O- man, it's time to kick your boy in the ass and tell him to get it popping. I know that folks like Verizon, Comcast, and At &T are going to always go to the head of the line and get your ears first, because, well, they have the money. (You gotta buy air time come 2012 in Florida.) But at some point we have to make all the goodies in the telecom and cable industry available to everybody. I know the table is only so big, but I am sure that there is room for a few more chairs.

H/t to my man David Honig over at the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council for much of the 411 I used for this post. David, keep fighting the good fight down there in the "belly of the beast."








182 comments:

Wesley R said...

Field,

The FCC does nothing. The Rev Sharpton has been on their case for allow the wingnuts to racebait among other things on the radio.

In sports, what is up with the Celtics? They just gave the Bulls a fighting chance in the playoffs. I'm still not sold on the Heat.
In the West, Oklahoma is going to give the Lakers and Spurs all they can handle now. I saw your hometown team live recently and spoke to my man. They looked a hell of alot better then earlier in the year. They should make the playoffs. Collins should get mentioned for coach of the year.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, just what we need more affirmative action. WHy can't "minorities" simply do what all of us do, make enough money to buy a business or not. WHy do I have to pay for something like this? I don't have a radio station and you know what, it isn't because of my skin color. Not at all.

Why if a policy such as the rulings by the FCC is race and gender neutral, can't the ones seeking a hand up over everyone else compete without totally cheating and taking taxdollars that I earned working and really would prefer to save to buy a TV station? Why?

California Girl said...

You're kidding about the FCC right? They are toothless. Well, actually, they just choose to do the bidding of corporations who lobby to reduce increase the numbers of stations owned by a company in each market, that is, increased percentage of population listening to the propoganda put out by entities such as NewsCorp. They don't care about the interests of the public, minorities or any of the things they were originally created to oversee and police. Radio is over. It's one size fits all.

Rev. Right said...

Get some scratch together and buy NBC from Obama, I mean GE.

You can call it FNBC.

Anonymous said...

The last time the FCC granted a broadcast license to a minority it turned out to be BET, which exploited the black community.

You are blaming the head of the FCC for not acting in favor of minorities(Blacks)? What about the Black Caucus? Shouldn't they have been on the FCC years ago? Isn't it strange that they haven't said a word about something so obviously wrong, and racist?

Mr. Field may I suggest that you consider doing a little racism chasing on the Black Caucus because they haven't been for Blacks since the Jim Crow days. As a matter of fact, they COULD BE WORSE than the NAACP. They certainly are MORE CORRUPT. I mean, in our own racist black corrupted race, there is MUCH WORK to be done. That alone, would better our lives more than you could imagine.

You see, Mr. Field, it is evident to everyone that the black race is a splintered and unified race with NO POLITICAL CLOUT. Obama knows this better than anyone.

In addition, what Blacks would get from 'Black media ownership' is just another Bob Johnson, which means more exploitation and degradation for Blacks.

Latinos are now being granted licenses because they don't exploit each other, and they deliver programs that lift up Latinos and make them proud.

In other words, they help each other, instead of degrading and demoralizing each other.. it's very different from what Blacks do to each other.

Anonymous said...

CORRECTION@10:38pm-"You see, Mr. Field, it is evident to everyone that the black race is a splintered and unified race with NO POLITICAL CLOUT. Obama knows this better than anyone."

I meant to say, .... "the black race is a splintered and 'UN-unified race.."

Wesley R said...

John Stewart said Gaddafi vs Bin Laden is like Alien vs Predator.
He then shows a clip of all people, Ahmadinejad talking about Gaddafi not allowing free speech. That was too funny.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Obama per Khaddafy "their son" ?

Last year, right around the time Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi called Obama “our son,” Obama earmarked $400,000 for two Libyan charities. The money was divided between two foundations run by Gaddafi’s children; Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, run by his son Saif, and Wa Attassimou, run by his daughter Aicha. What noble causes did our tax dollars potentially help support thanks to Obama’s generosity?

no_slappz said...

field, you wrote:

The FCC has not supported an initiative to promote more minority and female ownership in the telecom industry, and they actually proposed cutting out the funding for that particular initiative all together.

A lot of media companies are public. That means they're owned by stockholders, who may be of any race or either gender.

Nevertheless, you want the government to pick owners of businesses, as if the government has the talent to identify capable business leaders. Or should these government-appointed owners have no other responsibility beyond being black or female?

By the was RadioOne is a black-run radio business serving a black audience.

The hispanic radio market has been the fastest growing radio market in the US. At the moment I cannot recall the names of the leading radio broadcasters serving that market, but the companies and the managements are hispanic.

Meanwhile, here in NY City Percy Sutton -- now dead -- owned Inner City Broadcasting, which, among other properties, owns the Apollo Theater. However, while the Apollo has been under Sutton's control, it was allowed to deteriorate and has been in bad shape for a long time.

That aside, a lot of radio stations carry black-themed music. What else would you expect? You cannot make people listen to programming that is of no interest. So radio stations work very hard to find an audience, build it and keep it.

Anyway, the Internet changed everything. And Internet radio is part of that change. Pandora and Jango, to name two.

no_slappz said...

If Obama were anything but the lover of Islamic dictators that he is, he would take this golden opportunity to fire several cruise missiles into Gaddafi's homes, tent, palaces, whatever, and tell him it's over and time for him leave -- dead or alive.

He's been stealing ALL the Libyan oil money for 42 years and leaving his hapless unfortunate subjects impoverished and abused.

But Obama has a soft spot for guys who can impoverish entire populations. Of course there's only about 5 million Libyans so it's a lot easier for Gaddafi to keep his bootheel on the people than it is for some of the other hapless fools who live in Islamlic countries.

Anonymous said...

anon10:38p, your comment leaves me depressed and hopeless. this post about blacks not getting even a small sliver of the media pie is quite depressing. i feel like mack lyons and mell (M&M)feel sometimes-hopeless and powerless...

Well, it's past my bedtime. btw, does the fcc know about this blog? i think the name "field negro" is racist and against fcc rules.

The King of Radio said...

We don't need more racial diversity ownership in media, we need more ideological diversity. We have a President who is systematically co-opting the constitututional functions of the other two branches of government, and the media is purposefully keeping the American public in the dark.

Obama is encouraging lawlessness in Arizona. He is encouraging lawlessness in Wisconsin. He is undermining state governments everywhere he can, particularly if they’re battleground states, which Wisconsin is. He’s ordering his Justice Department not to defend a federal law. Nobody has said the law is unconstitutional other than Obama and Holder, and they don’t have the power to do that. Obama is ignoring court orders he doesn’t like, such as drilling moratorium laws in the Gulf of Mexico, and, of course, DOMA, Defense of Marriage Act.

The president is lawless. The evidence is mounting every day. And the only ones blind to it are his ass kissers in the media. I don’t care, a leftist is a leftist. I don’t care whether they’re a journalist, so-called journalist or whether they’re a pundit or member of Congress or whatever, leftists are leftists. In fact, I think these guys are celebrating. They’re having all kinds of fun here. You had a prank caller to the governor of Wisconsin pretending to be David Koch. The media's reaction was “Oh, wow, how creative, well, this is wonderful.” Whatever it takes to defeat conservatives, because the enemy is not Moammar Khadafy, the enemy is not Al-Qaeda, the enemy is not terrorist organizations. No, the enemy is conservative Republicans. That’s the enemy that the American left lines up against. I don’t even think these ass kissers in the media are blind to it. They are active supporters. They encourage this lawlessness. They applaud it. They laugh. They celebrate it. The middle east can burn to the ground, but the business of the day will remain attacking conservatives. They love it whenever one of their own pulls the wool over our eyes, they think. They love it when one of their own tricks us or defeats us. That’s one of the reasons they loved Clinton so much - he was a consumate liar who never lost focus on who his enemies were supposed to be.

This is the most partisan, corrupt, and unconstitutional administration ever, and the country will be lucky to survive it.

PilotX said...

This is the most partisan, corrupt, and unconstitutional administration ever, and the country will be lucky to survive it.
Boy these conservatives have such short memories.
Hey Rev. Right, I know you'll be along soon, check this out.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-huntsville/the-national-weather-service-is-for-stormy-weather-as-budget-cuts-approve?cid=parsely#parsely
Wonder what your brother thinks of this. People may get hurt because of Republicans. Sad.

Amanda B. Recandwithe said...

PilotX said...
This is the most partisan, corrupt, and unconstitutional administration ever, and the country will be lucky to survive it.
Boy these conservatives have such short memories.
Hey Rev. Right, I know you'll be along soon, check this out.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-huntsville/the-national-weather-service-is-for-stormy-weather-as-budget-cuts-approve?cid=parsely#parsely
Wonder what your brother thinks of this. People may get hurt because of Republicans. Sad.

1:27 AM

The key sentence buried in the article is if the budget cuts are not done correctly then there could be a scaleback in services. Simple, dont let a self inflated, self imported government or union employee handle the administration of the reduction. I am sure there is a lot and I mean a lot of fat here. I know 2 people who work the midnight shift and do nothing but play cards due to union seniority, while younger workers handle the computers.

When you waste money on entitlements eventually something has to give, I told you the freebies wouldnt last forever.

GrannyStandingforTruth said...

These billionares and corporations are something else. Smh! They shipped jobs overseas beginning with Reagan's transfer the money to the rich era and got used to paying pauper's wages and figure that if they did it overseas why not do it over here in America.

Greedy, just plain greedy... "The love of money is the ROOT of ALL EVIL". When the wicked rule, the poor suffer. They won't be satisfied until they have completely destroyed this country and all the money they've hoarded will be of no use to them because money will become a thing of the past...nonexistence. The paperless[money] society is up ahead in the future. Unknowingly, their greed is helping to usher it in because their greed blinds them. Smh!

field negro said...

"Why if a policy such as the rulings by the FCC is race and gender neutral, can't the ones seeking a hand up over everyone else compete without totally cheating and taking taxdollars that I earned working and really would prefer to save to buy a TV station? Why?"

Well, tell that to big corporations (Like Comcast)
How, exactly, did these parasites "earn" anything?


"Well, it's past my bedtime. btw, does the fcc know about this blog? i think the name "field negro" is racist and against fcc rules."


Tell them to come and get me.

"You're kidding about the FCC right? They are toothless. Well, actually, they just choose to do the bidding of corporations who lobby to reduce increase the numbers of stations owned by a company in each market.."

Yep!!


"If Obama were anything but the lover of Islamic dictators that he is, he would take this golden opportunity to fire several cruise missiles into Gaddafi's homes, tent, palaces, whatever, and tell him it's over and time for him leave -- dead or alive."

Sloppy, please quit while you are behind. You do realize that as pof yesterday there were still A-merry-cans in Libya, right?

field negro said...

Go on and tell it Granny. Hell I want to pass around a plate right now. :)

Anonymous said...

Do these alleged senior union workers also drive cabs? I wonder as the cab drivers have this unerring ability to have exactly the precise same political philosophy as the columnist who claims they exist. Call me cynical...but the 'timely' introduction of Welfare Queens as anecdotes make me question the veracity.
To be fair to cabbies, when a hygienically challenged fare starts spouting off about how the Liberals am stealerating pay and benefits for their union featherbedding buggy whip manufacturers...I would just agree with the wackaloon until I dropped him off at FOX/NYT/WaPo/etc.
Umm..overpaid union members have not been in existence since the 1970s. Most just enjoy modest wage and benefits. Especially when compared to other First World citizens. Now, you may feel free to sneer that your neighbour makes too much and that you know from the Great Glorious Talking Heads of Business that other places pay far, far less for Labour. What sleazy biz shills don't tell the rubes is that those places charge at Third World rates. Because nobody can afford First World. Might be instructive to ask some Chinese what they paid for their goods...in China. The difference is Pure Profit.

I love how there is imaginary fat in government and unions...but zero in business. Must be a tenet of beleef.

Mold

Anonymous said...

Field, in response to your post I would surmise that Minority Ownership is not a high priority for this administration. When one lauds st reagan and reads with unmoving lips, an observer could assume some ideological kinship.
FCC allowing monopolies brought us far less local and regional news, the use of infotainment as filler, the dearth of opposing voices, and the rise of well-financed propaganda organs. Perhaps some of the drooling class are thrilled with fellow citizens not having a stake or voice and chortle at the thought of Randian Sociopathy writ large..but they forget that their loony ramblings are also no longer heard.

Mold

Anonymous said...

Fact is, these same virulent anti-abortion harpies – the ones who want pre-teen girls impregnated after rape by their own family members to carry to term and beg Jesus bless their unwanted, deformed, brain-damaged babies – lose their ass-over-tea kettle love for the unborn as soon as the “un” gets past-tensed. From that point on, these needy blobs of protoplasmic matter become freeloading, unproductive, non-tax-paying sponges off the god-fearing, hard working capitalist majority what made this nation great. Why don’t they go back to where they came from?
http://squathole.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/tomb-womb/

Mold

Roderick said...

Damn, field, most of your trolls have real names now.

The Koch brothers must have given them raises.

Candice B. Fureal said...

Anonymous said...
Fact is, these same virulent anti-abortion harpies – the ones who want pre-teen girls impregnated after rape by their own family members to carry to term and beg Jesus bless their unwanted, deformed, brain-damaged babies – lose their ass-over-tea kettle love for the unborn as soon as the “un” gets past-tensed. From that point on, these needy blobs of protoplasmic matter become freeloading, unproductive, non-tax-paying sponges off the god-fearing, hard working capitalist majority what made this nation great. Why don’t they go back to where they came from?
http://squathole.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/tomb-womb/

Mold

Hey Mold,
Why do you want to send dead babies back to where they came from after you have aborted them?

Your insane woman. Every post proves it. Do you like have a mustache and cankles and have you been mistreated by the world that has made you so? Do you defecate onto your scooter seat and smear it around your body? It sure sounds like you do.

Whats the abortion rate for AfAms? 41 % Wow, so thats 41 children killed for every 100 times a Black woman or little girl is filled with life. 41 out of 100.

By the way holy shit is that Blog Squathole you linked to whacked, its filled with insane disconnected rambling interspersed with a sentence that is understandable here or there. Shit it sounds just like you, is Squathole your blog? Or are you just a squathole that no one squats in anymore?

Candice B. Fureal said...

Mold Said...

the dearth of opposing voices, and the rise of well-financed propaganda organs. Perhaps some of the drooling class

Funny how you construct sentences with the concepts of drooling and organs right next to each other. Sorry Mrs Cankles, you aint gettin none o this. I a sure that is exactly your problem

Carlotta Tendant said...

Roderick said...
Damn, field, most of your trolls have real names now.

The Koch brothers must have given them raises.


Dank U Rod A Rick. Leroy, Leroy quick tell me whair I hear dat name befour?

alicia banks said...

fn:

amen...shame!!!!!!!

he is the new mike powell...who slew black radio long ago

that is the only reason black minstrels like tom joyner/mike baisden and kkk/nazis with mics like pig rush/don imus rule all radio...shame!!!

see much more on the tjms etc:

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com


___

hey kiddie:
fyi

mark neal is another black man i adore!

run tell massa dat!

What's not clear to me is why we should be crying any tears for Radio One. It is BET without the rump-shaking videos, and it's nearly as destructive in warping the musical and communal values that have historically made radio an institution in black communities. This is the very same industry that has effectively shut out independent artists, put out music and lyrics that degrade women and warp the values of children.

Why should we run to black radio's defense when it has failed black communities so terribly?


http://www.theroot.com/views/black-radio-doesnt-deserve-our-help

chicago dyke said...

i'd really like it if more of the Folk would just turn it off. TV is almost pure corporate and republican propaganda and misinformation these days. there isn't a single "news" network that i trust. and the dems are morons for failing to understand just how badly TV hurts their cause, and instead spend so much effort trying to placate a few ignorant bobbleheads so they won't call dems names. which they do anyway, no matter how much dems move to the right. the whole situation sickens me and it's one reason i don't give money to campaigns anymore. why should i, when the dems turn around and use it to buy ads (and lames ones at that) on the very stations and programs that spend 99% of their airtime demonizing the left?

turn it off. it's the only solution. but Negroes won't do that, because they love their tyler perry too much.

Anonymous said...

Well, tell that to big corporations (Like Comcast)
How, exactly, did these parasites "earn" anything?


Ummm they started a company and bought cable when no one else thought it would be anything in the 1960's, invested everything they had in a company and didnt buy rims or bling. Worked their ass off going door to door selling, expanded, invested wisely, bought more companies, expanded, employed lots and lots of people and built a big company as more and more people wanted to get away from the government run/liberal slanted politically correct normal TV and bought cable. So the vision and hard work and risk paid off for them.

How is this parasitic? This is what anyone can do if they have brains and actually do something in America and focused energy on creating instead of stealing form someone else who has created.

Worked out great for them and now you are pissed because they had vision worked hard and you... what deserve free cable because you want it? Or you want to be the broadcaster with taxpayers paying the bill...because you deserve it more then someone else due to a freak accident of birth not coupled with any action on your part? Doesnt make much sense, in fact it sounds wery, wery progressive and unsustainable.

alicia banks said...

cd:

yes i love tyler perry

but i gladly turn off lil wayne!

fyi

ie

see more on for colored girls...

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com

alicia banks said...
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alicia banks said...

fn:

re: propaganda

just as that mafia warlock rahmbo slimes over chicago...

a new tv show emerges to make a black man look like the most evil man in chicago

timely...no?

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CCYQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fox.com%2Fchicagocode%2F&ei=1cBnTb-oFYzBtgfRz73mAw&usg=AFQjCNEX9zd5jiQiObqomSFwpjnSfNtAJg

______

kiddie:

delroy lindo is another bm i adore!

run tell massa dat too!

Anonymous said...

Economic nonsense is being reported as fact in most of the news reports on the Wisconsin dispute, the product of a breakdown of skepticism among journalists multiplied by their lack of understanding of basic economic principles.

Gov. Scott Walker says he wants state workers covered by collective bargaining agreements to “contribute more” to their pension and health insurance plans.

Accepting Gov. Walker’ s assertions as fact, and failing to check, created the impression that somehow the workers are getting something extra, a gift from taxpayers. They are not.

Out of every dollar that funds Wisconsin’ s pension and health insurance plans for state workers, 100 cents comes from the state workers.

How can that be? Because the “contributions” consist of money that employees chose to take as deferred wages – as pensions when they retire – rather than take immediately in cash. The same is true with the health care plan. If this were not so a serious crime would be taking place, the gift of public funds rather than payment for services.

Thus, state workers are not being asked to simply “contribute more” to Wisconsin’ s retirement system (or as the argument goes, “pay their fair share” of retirement costs as do employees in Wisconsin’ s private sector who still have pensions and health insurance). They are being asked to accept a cut in their salaries so that the state of Wisconsin can use the money to fill the hole left by tax cuts and reduced audits of corporations in Wisconsin.

The labor agreements show that the pension plan money is part of the total negotiated compensation. The key phrase, in those agreements I read (emphasis added), is: “The Employer shall contribute on behalf of the employee.” This shows that this is just divvying up the total compensation package, so much for cash wages, so much for paid vacations, so much for retirement, etc.-http://www.tax.com/taxcom/taxblog.nsf/Permalink/UBEN-8EDJYS?OpenDocument

This is an excellent point- they are not being asked to “contribute more,” they are taking a salary cut in deferred wages.-http://www.balloon-juice.com/2011/02/24/the-contribute-more-fallacy/

Because some posters don't wish to admit Governor Weasel lies.

Mold

Anonymous said...

Wow, Comcast as Saintly Gawdly Wonderfulness...must not live in Philly, that Troll.
I could tell them about the 'sweetheart deals' and the refusal to allow competition...but that would be agin' the faith and we would soon lose faith in the Greater Randian Goo of Capitalism. Sort of the Catholics walking away from the conservatives who molested or enabled the molesters.

Mold

Anonymous said...

Troll,
Your marked inability to use correct terms leads me to understand that no logic penetrates. Abortions, by usual practice, do not involve 'babees!!!' Tissue, embryo and fetus are the terms.
Ummm...unless one has a genetic disorder, all women have 'mustaches'. And a man would know this...
Ohh...you think I am the equal of the world-famous and nigh universally respected Hillary Clinton! Thanks!
Yep...it all about the men doing the 'filling with life'. Women just carry around an obligate parasite with massive health risks for 9 or so months. Women also provide the majority of care, feeding and sheltering of children. Women offer up at least half the genetic material for the zygote. But it am all about the Sacred Sperm.
Bugs the willies out of you that AfAm women make a choice and don't ask for your dorkput or permission. You should be used to it by now. You can misuse Grammar.
Just because you don't understand it, doesn't make it gibberish. Seems to me you have no concept of medicine, Embryology, Science, Literacy, or Manners. Yet they do exist. And many adults avail themselves of those quite frequently. Don't worry. Some sleaze will pander to your ignorance and tell you that 'you smart'...what do you do in exchange?


Mold

uptownsteve said...

"WHy can't "minorities" simply do what all of us do, make enough money to buy a business or not. WHy do I have to pay for something like this?"

Is he really this ignorant?

Anonymous said...

UTS, Yes.

Mold

mellaneous said...

"i feel like mack lyons and mell (M&M)feel sometimes-hopeless and powerless..." said an anon who clearly does not understand where I am coming from.

But since I can still speak for myself, let me say anyone who reads my comments, which very often allude to what can and should be done and sometime speak about efforts to empower the community,would clearly know that I am neither hopeless nor do I feel disempowered.

I point out the weaknesses and injustice of the system as a way of trying to wake folks up to their reality so that they (we) will in turn figure out that they have to do something about it.

No doubt our enemies want us to feel hopeleses and powerless,which is why they do the mean things to working folks that they do. They hope that we will just give up.

I say what I say, because I do have hope. I believe that things will one day change and I believe that people will eventually wake up and yearn for real justice and then we will have it.

Anon you are the one who lacks hope and imagination.

You have no ideas. And its shameful that you don't even realize that this blog is primarily for folks who are thinking about what's wrong and how to change it.

Most other folks who are clueless and negative have sense enough to sit on the sideline and let the constructive folks go to work.

But you don't have sense enough to do that. Instead you run on to these threads and throw rocks and don't even have the courage to identify yourself even a little, which indicates that you are either ashamed of yourself, your ideas or both.

Those who have nothing to contribute usually realize it and act in accordance!

But not you!

You have nothing to add but the talk about what black folks or working people aren't doing and why they aren't going to get it together and why nothing is going to change.

Clearly there is nothing hopeful or empowering in your myopic and child like musings or your trite hyperbole.

Hopelessness, lack of belief in the power of folks to correct themselves and to change, along with wallowing in despair,are your bailiwick not mine!

Anonymous said...

Mell, nicely written and I am having some awe here.

Mold

Anonymous said...

More than anything else, what Reagan gave us is an enduring, entitled class of individuals who believe that work should be taxed, but wealth should not. These were the people who were the prime beneficiaries of Reagan's first and most important tax cut: the one that brought down the top rate.

Historically, we had seen this before, back in the Roaring '20s. Tax cuts that lowered the top marginal rate from 73 percent down to 25 percent fueled rampant stock speculation and real estate bubbles before it all came crashing down in the Great Depression. Sound familiar?

The difference between then and now is that the class that benefited from both the tax cuts of the 1920s and Reagan's and George W. Bush's cuts is that the moneyed class behind them has firmly worked it into the public mind that raising any taxes whatsoever is anathema. In their mind, "voodoo economics" (as George H.W. Bush memorably put it when running against Reagan) is an article of faith--for them, cutting taxes solves all ills.

After the crash of the 1920s, from the 1930s to the 1980s, the top tax rates climbed back to the 70 percent range. In that time, we won a world war, built an interstate highway system, and sent men to the moon. We also created the giant middle class that was the engine of the nation, and we managed to make it a half century without a crash or major bank failure. And then came Reaganomics.

Under Reagan, federal tax policy in effect was the first great push for inequality. Princeton political scientist Larry M. Bartels summed it up thusly: "Under Republican administrations, real income growth for the lower- and middle-classes has consistently lagged well behind the income growth rate for the rich--and well behind the income growth rate for the lower and middle classes themselves under Democratic administrations."

It took 30 years of "trickle down," but we are no longer the "shining city on a hill." We're at this point because the wealthy refuse to pay their share to keep the granite walls from crumbling. Plus, they gave us a savings-and-loan crash after Reagan's tax cuts, and a real estate bubble and crash after Bush, none of which was paid for primarily by the moneyed class.


Cries against this course are drowned out by a custom-built noise machine. At every opportunity, the machine endlessly repeats, "Taxes are bad, taxes are bad." Which is how we get to the point where we were this winter, where the elected officials servile to the moneyed class will set aside nearly any policy goal in order to make sure the Bush tax cuts for the rich are extended.

No other president has had a fully funded post-presidential legacy propaganda machine like Reagan has, to stroke and massage his memory to the point where what he actually did is no longer of consequence. It's all about what they want him to stand for. Reagan is now the gilded idol of the moneyed class, the totem for systemic inequality, and the one-word clarion call for tax cuts in perpetuity for the freeloader caucus. It took 30 years, but he got what he wanted. Happy birthday, Mr. President.
_______
About author Brian Morton is a columnist for the Baltimore City Paper.
http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/brian-morton/34578/reagans-gift

Mold

mellaneous said...

Thanks Mold I don't understand folks who have nothing to offer and aren't interested in making change or even considering it, but want to sit around and throw rocks at those who do.

mellaneous said...

Field this post was deep especially your point about folks of color "just watching"

And your observations about the use of communication tools are dead on the money.

I hope some folks take this on. I had a friend who spent years working on this issue and I didn't understand his preoccupation, but I do now. In fact I think he does some work with the guy you mentioned in your post.

I Know 'Em When I See 'Em said...

" Anonymous said...
Mell, nicely written and I am having some awe here.

Mold

12:00 PM"


Mold, I'm beginning to think you and Mell should slip off into the bushes for a little reach-around action. You can whisper into each other's ears about how smart you think you are, too.

CAROLYN MOON said...

Field this is a very informative piece and answered some questions I had about the FCC.

"Julius I am not pleased. You have cut the two offices in your organization that focus on minority issues (the only ones, BTW, that were cut) in your latest budget; you have stopped enforcing EEO rules; you have not reported to Congress about the market entry barriers (to minorities) that were due damn near 14 months ago, and you still have not designated a staff person in your office to explain the non-discrimination rules to broadcasters. What gives? "

Ah..the struggle continues and we need lighthouse keepers like you-- Field,The A-A Pundit, BAR, et al, to keep the light shining on this at times, turbulent sea of life. Some of us are drifting and lost! Yea.. I know, what's up with the maritime metaphors but I do like the lighthouses. :-)

Anonymous said...

Captain Melanoma Said...


Anon you are the one who lacks hope and imagination.

You have no ideas. And its shameful that you don't even realize that this blog is primarily for folks who are thinking about what's wrong and how to change it.

Most other folks who are clueless and negative have sense enough to sit on the sideline and let the constructive folks go to work.

This is another Anon. One hole in your craftily worded speech. Constructive is creating within a positive framework. When you do nothing but talk about how someone "done you wrong" and you are going to get yours from them and you don't even know these people. You are simply foolish and misleading people.

In example when you talk about schools. You don't say how important it is for parents to stay together raise kids, work hard at making sure kids do their homework, pay attention in class and get involved.

You do say though how much of a victim they are in not getting enough money from the "man" and that's why kids don't do well. It's all some ficticious mans fault.

Well in this day and age we all know (except you) that the man doesnt exist, there are just as many if not more in a lot of locations Black Folks leading the way and more then enough money provided.

Summary: You aren't leading or working out something or being constructive. You are committing the worst sin of all. False pride covered with lies and misrepresentation making the problem worse. Making excuses for every behaviour that you fully control. You and only you control. For bitching and complaining while not doing a credible thing to actually tackle the root cause of the problem is not constructive it is destructive and will never change a thing except making you bitter and angry at something you held the power in your palm to change all along.
It isn't in the bible but God does help those who help themselves.

So no, I won't stop sharing my opinion and will continue to interrupt your hatefest sessions couched in your wallowing in self pity, blaming someone for everything you do or have not done in life. Never, ever looking inwards for its always an external force. For then I would be just like you, a false prophet claiming to be a man of God leading people off of a cliff.

Anonymous said...

Troll, how juvenile. Claiming that others are 'gay'...as if that was relevant. Or accurate. But, I suppose it let you laugh all by yourself.
As far as smart...the Truth will out.

Mell, you are welcome. The awe is well-deserved. I will background my remark with the Fact I have reviewed college-level writing. And am more than familiar with Master's English in Public and Private Universities. That was really nice...

Mold

Anonymous said...

Love how the bible condemns cheeseburgers...but doesn't give cover to Libertard fantasy. Nor does it excuse Governor Weasel or the Kochs. And, it is more than obvious that reading what Jesus did is beyond the pale.
Tell you what, Troll...we will give each district the same amount...and see what happens.
Will you be so glib about the 'moral hazards' when it is your bunch that can't?

Mold

Anonymous said...

No doubt our enemies want us to feel hopeleses and powerless,which is why they do the mean things to working folks that they do. They hope that we will just give up.

Your biggest enemy is yourself and those who you blindly get to follow you. Only you are the one who continues to preach that if you attack others and demand what they have will you get justice. YOU make people powerless and hopeless by preaching something that can never be attained and is in fact going to get worse with this countries economic situation. A real preacher would teach people the real meaning of empowerment SELF empowerment. No one wants to stop you, I cant imagine anyone other then a racist nutjob or someone who lives solely by skin color for all their actions and thoughts in life (well you I guess) that would not want everyone to succeed. For if everyone succeeds and law abiding citizens create happy harmonious neighborhoods with flowers and grass instead of rims and broken glass, then our country is a better place. Go out there and empower people, let them know education and determination makes change, change in attitudes, change in lifestyle, change in wealth management.

Self Empowerment is amazing what you can accomplish with this. Look inwards and stop being an externalist. It's easy to makes excuses, not so easy to create and achieve but only YOU can do the latter. So become constructive and empower yourself.

Anonymous said...

Self Empowerment...written by Bristol Palin, Ben Quayle, Luke Russert, Chris Wallace, Jonah Goldberg, bush, Rep Broun, and Paris Hilton.

How you too can pull yourself up by your own bootstraps. Government assistance to ameliorate historic discrimination is bad for your Galtian impulses. Follow Ayn Rand as she shows us the unfettered man..William Edward Hickman. She will encourage you to denigrate how the parasites indulge in mooching at the teat of eveelBigGubmint...while her acceptance of Social Security and Medicare are done so with principled opposition.

Self Empowerment...only $800.00!!!


Indian call centre employees are standing by.


Mold

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Love how the bible condemns cheeseburgers...but doesn't give cover to Libertard fantasy. Nor does it excuse Governor Weasel or the Kochs. And, it is more than obvious that reading what Jesus did is beyond the pale.
Tell you what, Troll...we will give each district the same amount...and see what happens.
Will you be so glib about the 'moral hazards' when it is your bunch that can't?

Mold



Could someone insane please translate what moustache Sally Mold here is trying to say?

Your going to give each district the same amount? Each district of what and where? The same amount of what? Jesus? Reading the bible or "libertard" cheesburger fantasies"?

Glib about moral hazards when your bunch can't? Well I am not a grape so don't belong to a bunch.

Try again, only cut back the dosage first next time eh..

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Self Empowerment...written by Bristol Palin, Ben Quayle, Luke Russert, Chris Wallace, Jonah Goldberg, bush, Rep Broun, and Paris Hilton.


Nana Nana walla bing bang, jeebers bazooga, likeem whumpum brap, bwap.

Makes as much sense as you do. Did you ever have a mind and you screwed it up with drugs or hate or is the best you got?

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alicia banks said...

anon:

ditto!!!!!!!

molded is the "nell" of this blog!!!

sheesh!!!

http://www.amazon.com/Nell-Jodie-Foster/dp/B00013RC84

alicia banks said...

fn:

hobama's new world order is in progress!!!

it is official in wi.

teachers are no longer the only solo slaves in the game...

shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://newsone.com/nation/associatedpress2/wisc-assembly-passes-bill/

Anonymous said...

Troll,
Your marked inability to use correct terms leads me to understand that no logic penetrates. Abortions, by usual practice, do not involve 'babees!!!' Tissue, embryo and fetus are the terms.

So then using your logic, instead of your being a woman you are really just tissue, fluids and cankles with a moustache?

Anonymous said...

alicia banks said...
anon:

ditto!!!!!!!

molded is the "nell" of this blog!!!

sheesh!!!


Thanks. Mold once said she talked like a moron and used in her terms "ebonics" to fit in to this blog. I have asked her 7 times now to explain why she felt she needed to talk gibberish and use false ebonics to fit in as if she thinks Field and all his readers are morons , so she speaks moronspeak. She of course wont' answer the real question.

Anonymous said...

AB, how do you miss the point? Is it deliberate Trollery? Or do you need more education?
The posting was to show other sites and to offer some writers access to here. Despite the beleeveration of the wingnuts, many citizens are literate, rational and seek the Common Welfare.
More bluntly, if you review st reagan and think of him speaking to only the wealthy...a lot of the speeches make sense. If you can grasp history, the wealthy in the US are still pouting that FDR ruinated their 'fire sale' of the Great Depression. I hold to the theory that FDR saved their ungrateful butts...plenty of starving citizens and plenty of lampposts. We here have not yet removed our 'aristocracy'...like other places have...and it makes our version beleeverate it can't happen here. I would hope not. Just the Russian and French eradication of rich parasites was enough to warrant caution.

Mold

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alicia banks said...

anon:

ditto

it is akin to that racist pig rush l when he mimics hobama and makes him sound like flav a flav...it is worse than his homohating attacks on barney frank

racists like molded really do see us all as one monolith..we all look and sound alike to them etc

tragic!

i despise hobama and even i love the way he reads his speeches!

as an interpersonal and org comm scholar, even i love hobama's expert scripted verbal delivery!

alicia banks said...

anon:

ps:

racism is a mental and aural disease!!!

each post by molded proves that!


millions of white racist clones of molded must also hear obama the way rush mimics him

i have never heard one caller dare to say:

"hey...why is your impression so off?...hobama sounds nothing like that!" etc

silence is racist collusion and consent

ie

i am always fair
even to rush

that pig does the best bill c impression ever...spot on!!!

but

if rush was equally off on impersonating bill c
ie
making bubba sound like eminem or vanilla ice..i bet u his callers would correct him

shame!!!!!

Anonymous said...

AB, well Duh.
Obama never was the Great Satan. He is a career pol from Chicago (less corrupt than the South) and owes for the money to run. He will not bite the hand of Wall Street unless the public makes him. He declines to charge war criminals because their unindicted pals will do political prosecutions. Which was a hallmark of the bush regime. Clinton wasn't the only one harassed.
Most pols take the safe and neutral route. Only when there is no other option will they do what is correct...and even then, the wingnuts will refuse.

Mold

alicia banks said...

molded evil loon:

nothing is more satanic than ignorance

and u r one demonic mf.

alicia banks said...

molded clueless bigoted buffoon:

anyone with a modicum of historical info on poli sci
knows that the mafia that has run chi for decades and embraced the prodigal made man rahmbo as the new don...

could teach any southern good ol boy some wicked lessons about political evil.

web dubois waxed poetically about why the north will always be more racist and segregated than the south...as it has always been.

that is why blacks are migrating to the lesser costs of livings nd less rabid racism in the south in droves!!!!

u r an illiiterate ahistorical revisionist fool

Anonymous said...

ManDumpling does not do a decent Clinton impersonation. Now, I am certain you are a Troll. Wite and pretending to be AfAM.
ManDumpling does have talent. It is not easy being on radio for that length. Done it. He also reinforces the worth of socially inept, ill-educated, slothful, and racist 'dittoheads'. Most of society views them and their ilk eminently disposable for any number of reasons. Yet, ManDumpling tells them they have value.

If you are going to pretend to be AfAm, you should research your character. Collegiate AfAms are Anita Hill. Well-spoken, well-mannered, professional in demeanor. Honest, too.

Mold

alicia banks said...

molded by desperation:

like hobama u lie!

i see u are generically ignorant
even about rush l

shame!!!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CDIQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fbusiness.ht%2Fvideos-bill-clinton-rush-limbaugh-%255BnKW8GlFgZZI%255D.cfm&ei=EflnTf6iIMKjtgeQ76XmAw&usg=AFQjCNFLvmm4NDQZ-RGL1jUGFJn5Uhs3YA

alicia banks said...

faceless fool molded:

perhaps u should grow a face before u lie about the faces of others???

Anonymous said...

AB, only a wite person beleeverates the Mafia runs Chicago. And a out-of-touch wite person at that.
You misstate what 'WEB DuBois' would write about the racial animosity difference betwixt the North and South.
ManDumpling pre-screens callers and immediately cuts off those who might call his Lardness into question. Again, a wite fake...as AfAms know that ManDumpling doesn't take calls...seems more than a few orgs have tried. Which you would know from AfAm church and the self-interest groups.
Blacks are moving South as the jobs that drew them North were outsourced. The legal racism that drove many away was reduced by the eveel Liberal Big Gubmint. There is also the Fact that many AfAms are now police, judges, and elected officials (like Reconstruction) and it is much, much safer to be 'uppity' Yet again, known to the AfAm community. Not so much to wite wingnuts.

Mold

alicia banks said...

no one mimics bill c better than
that blubber dog rush

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=video&cd=1&ved=0CDUQtwIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnKW8GlFgZZI&ei=avpnTeCrD8iDtgfy8JTmAw&usg=AFQjCNFymg1rlKQrZGGQ9RrpsO_sesw5Wg

Anonymous said...

AB, you keep digging yourself 'out'. Maybe you should stop?

Mold

Anonymous said...

Mildew on the Brain said...

He also reinforces the worth of socially inept, ill-educated, slothful, and racist 'dittoheads'

So is this why you listen to Limbaugh as often as you do?

Have you ever tried once reading back something you write to see if it makes any sense ? Your thoughts seem to be like your cankles- bloated, wobbly and floating all around with little benefit from any bone structure or anchor.

So now you were a radio star, author, business owner, what else have you done oh delusional one? Do you shape your moustache (that someone told you all real women have) into a little hitler buzzcut?

alicia banks said...

history idiot molded:

research nyc racism

central pk jogger framings
yusef hawkins
gavin cato
bensonhurst
amadou diallo
eleanor bumpers
ETC!!!....

undercover black cops killed by subway peers

u will find no chronologically equivelent incidents in any southern states

alicia banks said...

assed out dl molded racist peasant:

only u consider denying my slayings and my race a kooky kudo

your overall delusions out u daily herein

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
AB, only a wite person beleeverates the Mafia runs Chicago. And a out-of-touch wite person at that.
You misstate what 'WEB DuBois' would write about the racial animosity difference betwixt the North and South.
ManDumpling pre-screens callers and immediately cuts off those who might call his Lardness into question. Again, a wite fake...as AfAms know that ManDumpling doesn't take calls...seems more than a few orgs have tried. Which you would know from AfAm church and the self-interest groups.
Blacks are moving South as the jobs that drew them North were outsourced. The legal racism that drove many away was reduced by the eveel Liberal Big Gubmint. There is also the Fact that many AfAms are now police, judges, and elected officials (like Reconstruction) and it is much, much safer to be 'uppity' Yet again, known to the AfAm community. Not so much to wite wingnuts.

Mold



Holy shit, if this weren't so entertaining it would be scary. This here is one crazy ass gal. She jumps from thought to thought and they all seem connected to her. I bet we read about this one on the news someday!!!

alicia banks said...

anon:

preach!!!!

this sick twisted s/he fool is a psycho poser and a racist fool

this black blog is her/his lsd!!!

South Park Conservatives said...

LOL @ mold...

Got Lysol on the brain??????


AB, you are so right. There's twice has much racism in blue city law enforcement than anywhere in the south.

Colonel Jim Bob said...

Mold Said:

"Blacks are moving South as the jobs that drew them North were outsourced."

Tell them to stay up north. Ain't no jobs for them down here. We don't have any cotton to pick anymore, and them Mexicans have all the jobs in the chicken plucking plants. Plus, they work harder, longer, cheaper, and don't complain. And we already have enoghh crack dealers.

uptownsteve said...

"u will find no chronologically equivelent incidents in any southern states"

You really are nuts.

Jena, LA
Marcus Dixon
Lenell Jeter
Noah Jamahl Jones
Garnett Johnson
James Byrd
Michael Donald

That's just off the top of my head.

Killing negroes is an all American pastime.

mellaneous said...

Malicious anon said:

"When you do nothing but talk about how someone "done you wrong" and you are going to get yours from them and you don't even know these people. You are simply foolish and misleading people."

Anon you are a liar!

The only foolish folks on the blog are folks like you who make up straw men to argue with.


But I understand why you do it. You are either paid to, or you really believe we ought to just shut up, or you are just a self hating sell out that holds out hope that you can one day be Rockefeller, Dupont, Vanderbilt, or a Koch. Forget it, it's never going to happen, the so-called American dream is just that, a "dream."

There is no such person as Horation Alger, he never existed and no matter how much you want to identify with the ruling class, they don't recoginize you as one of them. They may be your color but you are not their kind.

So I get if you are one of those folks, I get that and I can buy that but stop pretending that I ever said, that anyone has done me wrong. And why did you put it in quotations since I have never written the words? Nor have I talked about getting mine from them.

But I understand if you can't make your argument or you don't have one that holds water so to speak, just make up some stuff(straw man). You probably don't know what that means. So I will explain. It means that you are in a debate or discussion and you have nothing to offer or you can't counter with anything sensical or logical or intelligent so you make up something or put words in folks mouth that you think you can debate. Or you just say things to try to make yourself look like you're contributing to the discussion, and said something insightful but instead you just make yourself look stupid. And the irony is that you're not smart enough to know that everyone knows what you did and are laughing behind your back.

Straw man aside, what I have actually said is that racism,sexism,homophobia, xenophobia and economic injustice exists and ought to be eliminated.

I have also said that when a person goes to work they ought to be able to make enough to live on and to feed their families and to take their children and themselves to the doctor if they get sick.

I know, I know, I know that's like cussing to your small mind, which somehow thinks that its right to run off with more than the lions share if we both put the effort into producing something.

uptownsteve said...

Too late Colonel.

Many of the southern states already have black populations of 25% of the total or more.

When I visit Phenix City, AL back in the 1980s with a CG friend of mine who was from there, it was first time I ever saw a black sheriff.

PilotX said...

Whoa, did I see this right? SPC admits there is racism?

Colonel Jim Bob said...

"uptownsteve said...
Too late Colonel.

Many of the southern states already have black populations of 25% of the total or more.

When I visit Phenix City, AL back in the 1980s with a CG friend of mine who was from there, it was first time I ever saw a black sheriff.

2:31 PM"


No, no. You misunderstand me, Mr. Steve. We get along just fine with our negroes down here. We just don't want those uppity trouble-making Northern negroes coming down here with their bad habits & attitudes.And I don't just mean the white folks....our local negroes don't want them either. (They sure ran that Katrina rabble out of town!)

mellaneous said...

Tom Anon I see you are telling more lies.

Anon said:
"Your biggest enemy is yourself and those who you blindly get to follow you. Only you are the one who continues to preach that if you attack others and demand what they have will you get justice. YOU make people powerless and hopeless by preaching something that can never be attained and is in fact going to get worse with this countries economic situation."

Anon I empower folks and give them hope because I unlike you I do believe that indeed we shall overcome someday!

And the biggest enemy to the hopes and aspirations of working folks is the ruling class as they prove over and over.

The truth is you are mad at me and others for exposing the ills of this system(master) that you love so much. It works for you so you like things as they are and you take comfort in telling folks to just pull themselves up by their shoestrings. And its a lie because you didn't just pull up yourself by your own shoe strings. You had HELP; somebody helped you along the way or God Almighty showed you a little extra favor. And instead of being thanful you have the nerve to pick on the victims, when in reality if not for the grace of God, you could have been one of them.

And then you insist on folks pulling up their bootstrings when sometimes they had no bootstrings to pull up.

Its like being on the plantation and because master treats you so well, while underfeeding and overworking and brutalizing the other 50 or so brothers and sisters, you say that he is a good master, because your needs are taken care of. And then you miss the fact that you are still a SLAVE!

Dude obviously you don't understand politics and life is good for you. Good for you. Do you!

And in doing me by the way if you actually read my posts you would know that I am working to empower folks in fact I have said a few times that at present I was working with parents and community members to improve and maintain a local high school.

But you don't want to hear that because it pisses you off that I won't beat up on folks who are already beaten up. And it ticks you off that I put the blame at the feet of those who it really belongs; that is those who limit educational equity and equal opportunity.

I too wish it was all flowers and sunshine as God intended it, but its not, which is why as a follower of my God I stuggle to bring about mercy and justice in the world. And that is only demonstrated through action.

I told you I know who and what you are!

uptownsteve said...

Colonel, seems like you're having a "Gone With the Wind" flashback.

Maybe you should take drive through Atanta, Jacksonville or Birmingham.

mellaneous said...

poor religious anon thinks because he says something it makes it true!

"So no, I won't stop sharing my opinion and will continue to interrupt your hatefest sessions couched in your wallowing in self pity, blaming someone for everything you do or have not done in life. Never, ever looking inwards for its always an external force. For then I would be just like you, a false prophet claiming to be a man of God leading people off of a cliff."

Anon please provide examples of me being hateful or self pitying and of saying anything false about God.

You keep saying that I don't know God, while you continue to lie on me, say things that I haven't said and make things up about me and call me hateful because I call out injustice. Since you supposedly know the Bible you should know one of the commandments says that you should not bear false witness against your neighbor." Yet you make up things that I have not said nor done on this blog all the time.

And speaking of lying, I never suggested that you shut up or be quiet even though I would if I didn't know what I was talking about or exhibiting the very hate that you accuse me of.

You are the hater and the hypocrite!

The real question is since you keep alluding to God why don't you understand that Jesus opposed the status quo and stood for love and justice. Why do you fight so hard those who oppose racist and sexist violence and wars for profit and power? Why do you support racism and injustice by insisting that I be quiet? Especially in light of the Biblical revelation and Jesus' life.

Anon you really ought to quit, it is you not me that makes Christianity look bad. Even children know that God defends the down and out and that "Jesus loves ALL the children of the world" that includes the victims of this worlds injustices.

It is you that is the heretic!

Anonymous said...

Mell, have to agree with you. I am old enough to recall when white folks were told to quit whining and pull themselves up. Sure 'nuff did! GI Bill, New Deal, Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare, Federal College Loans, FHA, TVA, unions...all that self-empowerated bootstrapping. Then again, the rich paid their share of taxes and the economy paid the ultimate price...of growing.

Mold

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alicia banks said...

nig uts/faceless molded:

it should embarass uts to know that he is revising black history along with a cloned white fool like u molded.

but nigs like uts have been shameless since plantation days.

that is why he and mareally miss anne have added u to their mad mandingo 3some herein

again:

racism is an ancient global ill in all eras

but NONE of the bs incidents uts listed are equivalent to the detached segregated routine RABID racism in chi/nyc etc BY DATE etc

u silly uneducated cloned mfs really need 2 library cards asap!!!

______


ie

in chi, politico = crook/thug

it always has and always will

ask that relocated glossy chi town thug hobama

ie

the historically documented mafia connections date back beyond jfk's public execution

like hobama
jack ruby was a cia agent

and
as a teen, jack ruby worked as a grunt for al capone

the banksters and mafia men who conspired to slay the kennedys have deeeep chi town connections

u r late as always u stupid racist drone.

Anonymous said...

Mell, it depends on which gawd (old or new Testament) and what the writer chooses to worship.
Some are Social Gospel..and follow Jesus. Others tell us gawd hates gays, Civil Rights, equal opportunity and taxes. They follow stoopid. I really like it when the tax-free preacherater yells from the pulpit about welfare and handouts and all the 'borted babees. My snark stems from being government and reading the mega-scam church books. Oh, I have also seen the Catholic payoffs for covering the molestation of kids by conservative priests. I was the Treasurer of a couple of congregations. Funny how many say they are christians...but avoid any behaviour associated with Christ.

Mold

alicia banks said...

ie

to date
racist housing in chi and nyc are still tops in america

see more wisdom from dubois on how northern urban ghetto detachment trumps rural proximity and makes northern racism worse

http://books.google.com/books?id=50o5DUMo6fcC&pg=PA30&lpg=PA30&dq=dubois+racism+north+worst&source=bl&ots=HZDaGdGdZi&sig=F8R-jC2XIRkiwgAIMraITYKohLI&hl=en&ei=iA5oTcfBBZKltwfa2qnmAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CEEQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=dubois%20racism%20north%20worst&f=false

alicia banks said...

ie:

southern whites never believed blacks had tails...they beat and raped too many of us naked!

northern whites did because they never ventured into our northern ghettos to see us nude!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00441GZ1Y/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=0375754210&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1HHNZQWWMJ5D0NMAMQSF

alicia banks said...

molded poser liar:

i was born in chi in 1963 and i still live there u psycho kkk troll!!!

alicia banks said...

jfk dunce molded:

the bush/hobama clan was involved too

and????

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Secrets-Dynasty-Powerful-Influence/dp/1596915579

Anonymous said...

Sure...then why do you repeat wite wingnut nonsense? A local would more likely have 'inside information'...not crap used to scare wite donors for wingut welfare.
Oh, there are some terms you missed. Local ones. Very much Chicago...the same as the Bahstan accent.

Mold

alicia banks said...

molded moron:

hobama is a bush too

u do not know a gd thing about chi/jfk or ANYTHING else u illiterate uneducated dog

u spew racist fantasies and edit his-story herein all day

carry on u racist revisionist lying troll

Despite losing a Democratic primary run for the U.S. House of Representatives to four-term incumbent Bobby Rush by a margin of two to one http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2000/ilh.htm, Obama served in the Illinois Senate from 1996 to 2004 and was magically selected as a virtual unknown in the stage of national politics to deliver the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts.

After this nation-wide debut, Obama served as a junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and then was simply catapulted to the Presidency. Is Obama’s ascension to power an “All-American” story attainable by any hard-working “common” American or is Obama’s coronation a result of his “blue blood” ancestry?



http://www.infowars.com/president-obamas-rise-due-to-blue-blood-ancestry-or-power-of-american-dream/



http://www.infiniteunknown.net/2011/02/17/obama-honours-george-h-w-bush-with-the-medal-of-freedom-says-his-humility-and-decency-reflects-the-very-best-of-the-american-spirit/

Anonymous said...

mellaneous said...
Tom Anon I see you are telling more lies.


Right here, end of discussion the first and only thing you have to start a discussion with is RACISM. If you didnt have your racism to rely on. You might have to actually look at pure logic facts and results. Why am I a tom? Because I don't drink the racial kool aid and agree with you because......gasp we have the same skin color? Because I said to supposed leaders like you all my life, fuck that. I am not incompetent like you want me to beleive. I don't need your hype and bullshit. I can and will and HAVE gotten my own. Whats your excuse?

We all know what the results are no matter how YOU continue to twist and create straw arguments and then argue with yourself.

This is why you are not a true man of god. God would never teach you to blame everyone else and look for justice that will NEVER be forthcoming in your terms. GOD will teach you to control what you can and create a productive life. Not to rely on someone else to make you who you are, create a life for you and validate the same.

You do no justice teaching children they are permanent victims. They aren't, they are much more capable then that and just need some adult guidance that tells them they CAN if they try hard enough. Not that they only can if someone else stops the injustice. How pathetic and degrading. To think you really beleive that the world is on your neck and that is why people don't succeed and should never try, rather they should admit from the start of the race that they fucked and look to someone else to save them. Funny how that never has happened and never will and this is why I say to hell with preachers who hold down people. YOu say you helpin, you are destroying. When you help people realize their inner talent, capabilities, ability to handle difficult times, trias and tribulations that everyone has without your damn racial inferior schtick then you will make a difference in the meantime the only one handicapped is you and the idiots who let you teach them they are less then others.

Colonel Jim Bob said...

"uptownsteve said...
Colonel, seems like you're having a "Gone With the Wind" flashback.

Maybe you should take drive through Atanta, Jacksonville or Birmingham.

2:53 PM"




Well, Mr. Steve, I'd do that, except I can't ride that long in the buggy anymore, ever since I got shot in the butt by a Yankee ball at Chickamauga. Sneaky bastard caught me while I was out taking a dump.

mellaneous said...

Anon when have I ever said that folks are permanent victims.Please stop making up stuff and just admit you disagree with me!

I am okay with you disagreeing with me. It is obvious that you don't won't to deal with the injustice in the world. It doesn't mean it doesn't exist and saying that I am lying about doesn't change the fact that its true anyhow!

If you aren't concerned about injustice fine.If racism is not issue for you great. You don't want to stand up for the poor and oppressed. Okay then don't but don't keep badgering because I am trying to make a difference. And don't pretend that God doesn't stand up for them.

And to continue saying that I am making folks victims or encourage folks to be victims is an OUTRIGHT LIE!

You refuse to provide proof because you have none!

And what's with this stuff about the world being on my neck. I have never said that. I am not talking about me.

YOU DISAGREE WITH ME I GET IT CAN WE SIMPLY AGREE TO DISAGREE SO YOU CAN STOP MAKING THINGS UP!

I am not going to stop or shut up and I am not going to let you get away with saying that I have a philosophy that I don't ascribe to.

And please stop talking about God. In the Bible it is clear that God is on the side of the poor and the oppressed and that God encourages us to love everyone.

Yet when I try to show them love you come on and launch these weak, misguided and untrue attacks.

And you never actually address all the "real" hateful folks on the blog,like the folks who continue to put black folks down or the coldhearted person that said the old lady Rece Taylor was lying about being raped.

Stop already I hear you!

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alicia banks said...

nig uts/molded kkk moron:

read a mf book asap!!!!!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&sqi=2&ved=0CBoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGlKL_EpnSp8&ei=LBpoTYiLHYuitge9rJXmAw&usg=AFQjCNEhn5p2EFYYeUuWYhbCNoKhbOK-hQ

from the best jfk murder bio ever

http://books.google.com/books?id=UppSEdmK8oMC&pg=PA382&lpg=PA382&dq=jack+ruby+al+capone+google+books&source=bl&ots=SEenSBtvXN&sig=LclNfF2mwQ0Hx1eO9PUqIkCzk7k&hl=en&ei=rxloTf_wDIuCtgeu5ZjmAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=jack%20ruby%20al%20capone%20google%20books&f=false

uptownsteve said...

AB Shrieks

"but NONE of the bs incidents uts listed are equivalent to the detached segregated routine RABID racism in chi/nyc etc BY DATE etc"

Oh really?

Perhaps you can explain how Garnett Johnson is any less dead than Yusef Hawkins.

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alicia banks said...

nig uts:

not lesser corpse
but lesser crimes fool

ie


did he die just strolling to buy a used car like yusef fool?

mellaneous said...

Malicious Tom pretends to know the Bible and calls me names because he doesn't understand what the Bible says about the poor and injustice. This is the extent of his knowledge of the Bible and he admits that even what he thinks he knows is not in the Bible:
"It isn't in the bible but God does help those who help themselves."

And misguided black anon has thrown out his idea of God as well and it is as inaccurate as his many screeds.


So forgive me Field and others as I walk these folks through the Bible's concern for justice and the poor,I don't try to foist my beliefs on others, but I also have no shame in them either.

Old Testament passages that support Gods love for the poor and oppressed and God's desire for justice:

-Deut. 26:5-9. The Egyptians treated us harshly and afflicted us, and imposed hard labor on us. Then we cried to the LORD, the God of our fathers, and the LORD heard our voice and saw our affliction and our toil and our oppression; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm

-Deuteronomy 27:19
"Cursed is the man who withholds justice from the alien, the fatherless or the widow.

-Is.1:17 Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.

-Is. 25:4. For You have been a defense for the helpless, a defense for the needy in his distress.

-Is.10:1-2 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless

-Is 58:6,7 “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?"

-Isaiah 61:8
"For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity. In my faithfulness I will reward them and make an everlasting covenant with them."

-Micah 6:8
"He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

-Zechariah 7:9
"This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another."

-Amos 5:24 But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.

(and this ones for you AB:)
Ezekial 16:49 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy."

alicia banks said...

only a conked head nig like u uts would dare be a black male in america and argue that the south is more racist tnan the corth...

cc that bs to MOVE and mumia!!!!

alicia banks said...

mell

thank u
no mention of gay men in that truth about sodom!

i love u

god bless u

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah has NOTHING to do with homosexuality. You will not even find the word “homosexual” in any version of this text. The angels came to destroy the city BEFORE they met the evil mob. Lot offers his virgin daughters to that same mob. Later, these same girls rape Lot. Lot’s wife was destroyed. If this story condemns homosexuality, then it also condones incest and gang rape. And, Lot’s wife was a lesbian. NONE of which is true.

From The Good Book: “The Hebrew verb “to know” is rarely used in a sexual sense. It occurs 943 times in the Old Testament and in only 10 of those does it have the sense of carnal knowledge. Sodom is referred to throughout the Old Testament as a place of wickedness and is synonymous with it. But, nowhere does it state that homosexuality was the wickedness in question...Sodomite refers almost exclusively to a male prostitute...to say that homosexual conduct is wrong because the bible says it is, is not to answer, but to dismiss the question....Sex can be productive without being reproductive. Homosexual rape is never to be condoned. It is indeed, like heterosexual rape, an abomination before God. David’s sin of adultery with Bathsheba does not make all heterosexual expressions sinful!”

From The Bible, Ezekiel 17:48-50: “The Lord says ‘Your sister Sodom’s sins were pride and laziness and too much food. While the poor and needy suffered outside her door, she insolently worshipped many idols as I watched. Therefore, I crushed her.’”

From What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality: “The sin of Sodom was abuse and offense to strangers-insult to the traveler, inhospitality to the needy. The story is no more about sex than it is about pounding on someone’s front door. The bible offers NO valid conclusion whatsoever about homosexuality.”

http://webspace.webring.com/people/rm/monicasass/BIBLE-TOP-10.htm

alicia banks said...

i have lived all over america...

and i have never seen racist closed housing in the south as i have in the north

ie

no matter how elite the hood is in ar...i always see blacks there

uptownsteve said...

Mold

"I am old enough to recall when white folks were told to quit whining and pull themselves up. Sure 'nuff did! GI Bill, New Deal, Social Security, Medicaid/Medicare, Federal College Loans, FHA, TVA, unions...all that self-empowerated bootstrapping."

tee hee

mellaneous said...

And here is what the wisdom literature the Proverbs has to say about God's concern for the poor and justice.

-Proverbs 14:31 "He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God." (my favorite on the subject)

-Proverbs 28:5 "Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully."

-Proverbs 19:17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done."

-Proverbs 28:27 "Whoever gives to the poor will not want, but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse."

-Proverbs 29:7 "The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern."

alicia banks said...

mell

amerikkka = sodom

especially under hobama

and that is why buybull toting hypochristians lie about gays in that story
so
they can stay distracted as they evade their own weekly car and fashion shows in their opulent temples like those elitist evil sodomites....

mellaneous said...

Here is what the Psalmist had to say:

-Psalm 106:3 "Blessed are they who maintain justice, who constantly do what is right."

-Ps. 140:12. "I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and justice for the poor."

uptownsteve said...

AB

"did he die just strolling to buy a used car like yusef fool"

Actually Garnett Johnson was burned alive then beheaded by the two rednecks he was drinking hootch with.

"only a conked head nig like u uts"

You remind me of this Precious look alike I grew up with who used to always call me a "slick head sucka".

alicia banks said...

mell:

yes sir!

preach me happy!!!!

that is why i quoted scriptures about the poor when i penned that open letter to michelle about her unclean evil hobama!

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com

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mellaneous said...

This is what Jesus had to say about the poor and oppressed. In his first proclamation in the Jewish temple he reads from Isaiah 61

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He appointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the LORD..."

Luke 6:20-21. "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours in the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh."

Luke 11:42 "Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone."

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alicia banks said...

uts:

again

yusef was an innocent teen hunting for a decent car in broad daylight...

he was not a drunk who should have chosen better pals

fyi

see more on james byrd fool!!!

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com

Anonymous said...

UTS, see, you 'get it'

Mell, the writer is a Troll.

AB, no matter how much you search...you look in the wrong places...and I am still waiting. As far as Biblical scholarship...ehh...I would mention I used to be a Preacher...and what you are attempting is not scholarship.


Mold

alicia banks said...

nig uts:

precious is beautiful.

especially compared to a soulless hideously ugly pudgy comked comb over wearing weaselmouse beta male bitch assed mf like u.

she loves her skin and hair too...just like me!

mellaneous said...

This is what Matthew 25 says to those who think that social justice doesn't matter.

Matthew 25:37-40
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'


I think you get the picture anon's. God is a God of justice and does not discriminate. The Apostle Paul declared we were neither Jew nor Gentile, slave nor free, male or female in the eyes of God.

Apostle James said that if we love God we should demonstrate it by loving our neighbors. He also said we should not just, "look out for own interests but the interests of others."

I hate no one,while I honestly struggle to love all and fight the evil and injustices that systems hoist upon humankind.

Have a good weekend. AB glad I could make your day. The truth is the truth. And be nice:)

alicia banks said...

molded lost illiterate fool:

if u knew your place, u would never pose as a scholar/hack of all trades/master of none etc...

we see u.

alicia banks said...

mell:

paul was jesus' favorite disciple because he was always enraged by fools like uts just as i am...

i have 0 tolerance for dumb doomed dunces....

please pray for me...
as i do u my king

much love and respect!

have a regal weekend too!

ab

Anonymous said...

AB, hmmm...non-answer. Hate to tell you son, but some of us have been around for a few years and done more than sign up for wingnut welfare.
And I freely admit when I haven't been exposed to things. And the threat is typical wingnut.

Mold

Anonymous said...

Captain Melanoma,
I have but three biblical qoutes for you and that should be enough.


Proverbs 16:18-19
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.


Proverbs 8:13
To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.


Philippians 3:13-14 (New King James Version)
13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

South Park Conservatives said...

alicia banks said...
molded lost illiterate fool:

if u knew your place, u would never pose as a scholar/hack of all trades/master of none etc...

LOL,AB you are right.Everyday mold post here claiming to be a expert or scholar of all things.Yet he/she/it never,ever, brings any facts or proof.

Delusions of grandeur, mold??

alicia banks said...

spc:

amen!

and would not one so allegedly gifted and experienced at least muster the nominal courage mandatory to display a face/name???

molded is a faker and a fool!

Anonymous said...

Mell, the writer is a Troll.

No honey, a troll is a little really fat woman with cankles and a hitler mustachio that live under a bridge. What is your fee for crossing?

alicia banks said...

uts:

thanks for admitting that u have been consistently conked and repulsive always...

have a permed out weekend "bruh"

uptownsteve said...

AB

"precious is beautiful.

she loves her skin and hair too...just like me!"

I do see the resemblance.

Believe me.

alicia banks said...

uts:

i know u do see that resemblance each time you go for your lye and gaze in the mirror/glance at your mammy etc also...

bet nig.

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alicia banks said...

nig uts:

like hoabma u lie

your s-curl kits have poisoned your tiny brain

The South scored net gains of black migrants from all three of the other regions of the U.S. during the late 1990s, reversing a 35-year trend. Of the 10 states that suffered the greatest net loss of blacks between 1965 and 1970, five ranked among the top 10 states for attracting blacks between 1995 and 2000.




Southern metropolitan areas, particularly Atlanta, led the way in attracting black migrants in the late 1990s. In contrast, the major metropolitan areas of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco experienced the greatest out-migration of blacks during the same period.




Among migrants from the Northeast, Midwest, and West regions, blacks were more likely than whites to select destinations in the South. Atlanta and Washington, D.C. were the top destinations for black migrants from all three regions; white migrants moved to a broader set of areas including Miami, Phoenix, and Los Angeles.




College-educated individuals lead the new migration into the South. The "brain gain" states of Georgia, Texas, and Maryland attracted the most black college graduates from 1995 to 2000, while New York suffered the largest net loss.




After several decades as a major black migrant "magnet," California lost more black migrants than it gained during the late 1990s. Southern states, along with western "spillover" states like Arizona and Nevada, received the largest numbers of black out-migrants from California

http://www.brookings.edu/reports/2004/05demographics_frey.aspx

alicia banks said...

hey needs slaps

more violent murderous thieving whites for u to ignore

have a bloody great weekend u bigot!!!

ps:


the classic GAP band is named after this incident!



B. Stradford, the son of a freed Kentucky slave, rose to prominence in Oklahoma during the early 1900s as one of the key developers of the all-black Tulsa enclave Greenwood. A lawyer and businessman, Stradford owned the 65-room hotel that sat right in the heart of the thriving community that would later become known as "the Black Wall Street."
But in a single day, all of that would change. On May 31, 1921, the arrest of a young black man on a questionable charge of assaulting a young white woman touched off the deadliest race riot in U.S. history. Whites charged through the community in retaliation, leaving an estimated 300 people dead, another 10,000 black residents homeless and 35 city blocks in ruin.



http://www.theroot.com/views/legacy-greenwood

mellaneous said...

Malicious anon:

I thought I was gone but I see you continue to equate advocacy with pride.

To prove that I don't believe that I am motivated by pride I am willing to admit you may be right, sometimes I want to make my point so much I forget to pray for folks and to do it in love.

I just don't play with what I see to be evil or unjust just as you quoted in that verse from proverbs!

If I have offended you in my zeal in my opposition to the fact that some children can't get a decent education or a decent meal or woke up in a shelter through no fault of their own, it was not my intention.

If I have been overzealous in my defense of women, immigrants and people of color who have been wronged for no other reason than supposedly having the wrong sex, race, heritage or even sexual orientation and have offended you I ask your forgiveness.

If I have a been a bit too fanatical in my insistence that Iraqi or Afghan or Pakistani mothers shouldn't have to morn the deaths of their sons because of one ruling classes greed and thirst for power, and if this fanatacism has offended you please forgive me.

From my humble perspective I believe I am trying to God's work on earth. It is not my intention to offend but rather to inform, to defend and to inspire.

I don't apolgize for doing what God has called me to do. I respect the fact that you may have a different idea of what God wants us to do in the world. I just reserve the right to not only disagree but to continue on - in spite of opposition and criticism.

So I will try to take your advice and pray the spirit helps me to make my points in more of a spirit of love without layng down my principles. And BTW if that is what you imply by calling me prideful I cannot nor will not do.

I must remind you "prideful"is what some preachers called black preachers who they thought were trying to take black folks to fast on their stride toward freedom.

And I agree with Paul and as a serious Christian I have put my past life behind and I don't assume on any level that I am better than anyone, or have attained spiritual perfection,but I continue to press on to do (and this is important my friend) WHAT I AM LED TO DO BY GOD,REGARDLESS OF WHAT OTHERS THINK OR SAY.

The olive branch is extended.....

alicia banks said...

hey lack:

what jobs from that evil ruthless hobama????
when???
where????
how????
who????


Across the country, it seemed, employers and recruitment firms were outright rejecting people seeking jobs ... because they needed jobs. Whether through advertisements immediately disqualifying the jobless with phrases such as "Must be currently employed," or through recruiters rebuffing workers upon learning their unemployed status, the practice raised questions for the EEOC, which enforces laws against workplace discrimination based on race, national origin, sex, color, religion, age and disability.

The unemployed, however, are not in a federally protected class.


http://www.theroot.com/views/unemployed-need-not-apply

uptownsteve said...

AB

You're preaching to the choir.

I left NYC two weeks after I graduated high school in 1978 and haven't lived there since.

Been a Maryland resident since 1989

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maria said...

i guess there isn't a single problem anywhere in the world AB won't blame on obama. you WOULD think the man is jesus for all he was expected to accomplish and reverse.

we are living the result of years and years of damage, corporate greed and neglect wrought by others, worsened by two immoral wars created by others. REPUBLICANS might i add.

he's had two fucking years and a congress fighting him the whole way--even members of his own party.
and now he's really screwed thanks to you yehaws who elected the teabaggers. you know the world is ending when self-loathing black folks black-slapping with with racists white conservatives.

few people on this blog other than me and mel and LAC actually give a damn and go out and try and change things. empower people who don't have a voice. work work work to make things better.

AB and SPC just wag their ugly tongues all damn day.

you make me sick.

alicia banks said...

uts:

if i am preaching to the choir...
then why the f are u crooning in 2 part harmony with that tone deaf kkk clown molded????

my parents are ar natives who wed at 19 and moved to chi for 25 yrs

ALL of us, me and my 2 bros, moved south as adults
for the fantastic cost of living!

and we love it!

i have paid more to rent a 2 br apt on a lake in oakland ca/3 br condo on a lake in chi than i do to own a 3 br home with huge yds and trees in ar...

and that is why millions of blacks are moving to the south asap!

alicia banks said...

mareally a witless wigga:

each post proves u r a clueless hobama nazi who actually thinks that hobama is a saintly dem

hobama is a repub sock puppet and u r the airy headed HOle in his sock!!!

when your black studs fail u in bed, u do not blame their dads!

ditto for hobama who has failed us all solo!!!!

wtfu wench!!!

http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/obama-snarls-left-winks-right

alicia banks said...

trifling troll maria:

like hobama
u lie!!!!

i will proudly compare my rebel resume to your own any day!!!

your best svc has been coveting hobama babies in your womb

i have been educating gifted black children for decades!!!!

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CBgQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Faliciabanks.xanga.com%2F732763256%2Fhonesty--honors%2F&ei=hy5oTaSMEsf3gAff16DMCg&usg=AFQjCNHyajEU4UxOQZ1xD0l_1w2P9sau_w

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Whoa! I haven't had the time to blog like I used to but I come around and see the same ole same ole stuff. What a darned shame. I think you have a point, Maria that people are thinking that the President has Godlike powers. On the other hand, I see his administration as entrenched in the oligarchy just like the previous presidents. There is no substantive differences in policy. Otherwise why are we still fighting wars that most Americans think are a waste of our resources? And why did Obama and other Democratic senators vote to socialize bank losses yet privatize gains? He is no different than other politicians we've had before, just browner skinned and slightly better looking;)

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

And Alicia, your ad hominem attacks are infantile and unbecoming of someone who is (supposedly) intelligent and educated. I find it hard to believe that you are entrusted to work with 'gifted children' due to the erratic nature of your posts and the disjoint yet obsessive behaviors you display. Perhaps I am wrong, however it seems highly unlikely that you are employed at all, given your outbursts.

alicia banks said...

mareally blindly madly in love with hobama:

every day that passes

hobama commits a new solo sin
sans gwb
&
worse than gwn

gwb never bailed out a bank
or
bought an auto co
or
laid off millions of teachers etc
oe
called us mongrels on abc
etc!!!!!!!
or
penned hobama's own ruthless 2011 budget

only u pretend hobama is NOT worse than gwb

even hobama is no longer even bothering to mask his own solo evils anymore as bimbos like u still do

wtfu wigga fan!!!!!!!!!!
hobama is not the cute bm on american idol!!!


http://blackagendareport.com/

http://uhurunews.com/

alicia banks said...

mammy mr:

if u were a gifted child
u would be smart enugh to know that i could not care less what u think about me or anything i saay or do!!!

if obsessions over hobama vex u,
lament yor peer blind hobama nazis like mareally miss anne herein.

i hate hobama as much as u love him.

and ulike your love, that blackish gwb clone earns my hatred more each day!

why do u love him so?????

wtf has he done for u?????

Bloodhound said...

"Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...
And Alicia, your ad hominem attacks are infantile and unbecoming of someone who is (supposedly) intelligent and educated. I find it hard to believe that you are entrusted to work with 'gifted children' due to the erratic nature of your posts and the disjoint yet obsessive behaviors you display. Perhaps I am wrong, however it seems highly unlikely that you are employed at all, given your outbursts.

5:42 PM"



As we would say where I come from: "That girl's got snakes in her head".

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alicia banks said...

bh:

even snakes have bigger brains than u and all the mammy maid morons like mr who adore hobama.

that snake charmer hobama in dc has bitten u all...fatally

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Wow Alicia, apparently the scope of your mental disturbances has broadened. Your obsessions are simply that; obsessions. I am actually not a fan of Obama's policies but since your literacy is questionable you might not have gotten that sense from my comment. Feel free to reread it to up your comprehension. As to 'giftedness' those labels are mere smokescreens that mean very little unless the intelligence can be applied to something meaningful.

alicia banks said...

mammy mr/vdlr/untamed tiger keeper:

i teach children and adults
all are smarter than u

if u were a gifted child
u would be smart enugh to know that i could not care less what u think about me or anything i saay or do!!!


i am flattered that u think i am rich...but
only rejected hags with broods like maria waiting on child support checks and trust fund babies do not work in 2011...


if obsessions over hobama vex u,
lament your peer blind hobama nazis like mareally miss anne herein.

i hate hobama as much as u love him.

and unlike your love, that blackish gwb clone earns my hatred more each day!

why do u love him so?????

wtf has he done for u?????

why should anyone poor love hobama????

alicia banks said...

mammy mr/vdlr:

trifling trumps typos

u r clearly no arbiter of logic herein

only ignorant illogical broke nigs like u love hobama

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alicia banks said...

mammy mr/vdlr:

thank u 4 giving me a break from your hood rat poser bs today though!

South Park Conservatives said...

maria said...

few people on this blog other than me and mel and LAC actually give a damn and go out and try and change things. empower people who don't have a voice. work work work to make things better.

AB and SPC just wag their ugly tongues all damn day.

you make me sick.


Calling people names and belittling people who disagree with you?Is that how you and your ilk plan to make this a batter world?

You and your ilk are nothing but a bunch of demigods who pretend to do for the little people,but really do nothing more than push your Liberal agenda on everyone.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

But here is something you might find interesting. Apparently scientists rated the most difficult college majors according to IQ and PHYSICS was at the top of the list. See this link by a Harvard physicist who analyzed the data.

Speaking of that, I was recently awarded my BS in Physics from San Francisco State University. Field Negro and some other posters here know this. And my statements can be independently verified. Degree was awarded 01/03/2011.

So what were you saying about me being stupid and all?

lol!

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

600PM comment was directed towards alicia banks who is obviously quite mentally disturbed and very out of touch with reality. hah!

PilotX said...

What is with SPC's persecution complex? No one is trying to make you do anything. Well your parents may be trying to make you move out of their house and take a shower every now and then but that must also be an evul liburllll agenda too huh?

alicia banks said...

lurker liar mammy mr/vdlr:


i am 47 and not retired
so
u all amuse me as u claim i am a trust fund baby just because i have the luxury of slaying u all day...

it is really quite simple:

i am just WAY faster and sharper than all of u hobama nazis combined herein

THAT is how i do what i do all day herein
and if u could see what ELSE i do simultaneously while u slay u all day
u would be in awe....even the vdlr would have me sign the back of her lottery ticket!


pray tell:

how will hating and lying on me help hobama stop hating poor black mongrels like u????

it amazes me that when i slay hobama...all u inept fans can do is lie on me?

lies are easy

defending hobama is impossible!

i see all of u hapless hopeless mongrels!!!

have fun in yuor hobama tees this weekend as u stroll by all those newly homeless hobama fans in city pks all across america

bitch! boo! bye!

Anonymous said...

"greed and neglect wrought by others,"

I don't understand the use of the word "wrought" in that sentence.

maria said...

SPC, i sometimes read your comments. you are insulting, racist and engage in name-calling non-stop. i have no idea what you are doing on this blog. obviously you have no sympathy for any of the causes that FN tries to bring to light, nor any empathy for anyone who posts here (aside from one insane person who need not be named). as i said, get off your ass and go do something.

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alicia banks said...

spc:

have u ever ever seen a bitch as brazen as mareally a bold mf????

she JUST called u names too!!!!

alicia banks said...

mammy maid schizo mr/vdlr:

if i was not wking and rushing
i would have FAR fewer typos!!!

cc me when i told u that u had no physics degree as u denied by 35+ yr as a public educator...k???

take your time...waiting!

i never presume to know who any of u mfs are as u lie on me all day...

i never deny your missing bios online

u r projecting your own trifling delusions and lies onto me...

further proof that no one is as mentally disturbed as u lying hobama nazis!!!

why would anyone who is NOT mentally disturbed and NOT rich love hobama???????????????


why????????????


_____

spc:

mareally a cave shrew hypocrite pretends she never calls anyone names

thank for calling out that lying whore yet again!!!!

have a great weekend!

alicia banks said...

mammy maid schizo mr/vdlr:

if i was not wking and rushing
i would have FAR fewer typos!!!

cc me when i told u that u had no physics degree as u denied by 35+ yra as a public educator...k???

take your time...waiting!

i never presume to know who any of u silly illiterate bs spewing mfs are as u lie on me all day...

i never deny your missing bios online

u r projecting your own trifling delusions and lies onto me...

further proof that no one is as mentally disturbed as u broke brain dead lying hobama nazis!!!

why would anyone who is NOT mentally disturbed and NOT rich love hobama???????????????


why????????????


_____

spc:

mareally a cave shrew hypocrite pretends she never calls anyone names

thanks for calling out that lying whore yet again!!!!

have a great weekend!

alicia banks said...

educated fool mammy mr/vdlr:

read your stupid posts.

scan up to where u are defending hobama and playing beulah to marally miss anne....

alicia banks said...

confused drone mammy mr/vdlr:

is it too late to take some poli sci electives???

good luck with that asap!

South Park Conservatives said...

maria said...
"SPC, i sometimes read your comments. you are insulting, racist and engage in name-calling non-stop."


I don't even know what that means.....



"i have no idea what you are doing on this blog. obviously you have no sympathy for any of the causes that FN tries to bring to light,"


FN tries to be to much like Bill O' or Rachel Maddow.Theres always two sides to a story.

Bet FNs' next post will be about that Republican from Georgia.But he won't mention Demos have been guilty of the samething.




" nor any empathy for anyone who posts here (aside from one insane person who need not be named)."

I do feel sorry for all the damage Liberalism has caused this country.I want to stop the spread of Liberalism before we turn into a 3rd world country.


"as i said, get off your ass and go do something."


Day by day hunny,day by day.

South Park Conservatives said...

Have a great weekend,AB...


If God willing and the creek don't rise,i will return Monday to help you spread the word through fields.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Alicia your non response was laughable. Once called on your insanity the only thing you can do is hurl more ad hominems that make no sense. There is no rhyme nor reason to almost anything you type except on rare occasions.

Your reading comprehension needs work. Field Negro and others know that I don't support Obama policies in general and am not a Democrat or Republican; just an Independent.

As to providing links to things I've done in my life, there is really no need, but since you asked... here is a link to a talk I did about four years ago for the College of Science and Engineering at SFSU 9/25/2006, The Wonderful World of Ammonia Channels.

That year, I took an internship at the Center for Computational Biology at UC Merced where we conducted research at the University of Illionis at Urbana Champagne Supercomputer Center in molecular dynamics simulations, rendering of molecules, phylogenetic analysis and other aspects of bioinformatics here is another link.

I am not one to boast about things I've experienced in life, but have had some fun exploring interdisciplinary sciences, particularly the interface of physics and biology.

So sorry Alicia, I am neither ignorant nor unaccomplished, and I can verify with outside sources, everything I've ever written here.

Can you?

Eastsider said...

maria said...

"few people on this blog other than me and mel and LAC actually give a damn and go out and try and change things"

"me and mel and LAC": A confederacy of dunces.

As T.S. Eliot wrote more than a half century ago:

"Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm – but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves."

Danielle Soloud said...

As to providing links to things I've done in my life, there is really no need, but since you asked... here is a link to a talk I did about four years ago for the College of Science and Engineering at SFSU 9/25/2006, The Wonderful World of Ammonia Channels

Sorry but isn't the "Wonderful world of Ammonia Channels" another way of saying piss?

LACoincidental said...

MR -
Congratulations!!! I'll have to sit down and read your paper. What's next?

I wouldn't pay too much attention to the stuff certain people post on the board. Some people need this blog to vent their issues.

Anonymous said...

AB, I have no doubt that you have an IQ of 250. Maria, SPC, and uts and lac are ALL jealous and angry that they cannot slay you.

Keep up the "good" fight.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Hehehe It's cool LAC. Actually that was a talk on ammonia channels I did but the content is not linked. But basically it was an exploratory look at ammonia channels, a bit of phylogenetic analysis and my main obsession was the screening potential mechanism with ammonia channels versus ammonium channels, differs according to organism. RH Glycoproteins are putative ammonia channels in mammals, but I haven't done research on that lately. After having my son, I had to buckle down and finish my graduation requirements and I was more interested in physics of fractal structures. This may generate a paper within the next year or so, I hope. Ultimately fractional calculus emerges in this framework, and this is the tool that is applicable to MANY disciplines but rarely explored at the undergraduate and graduate levels in most applied disciplines. But that is changing slowly but surely...Typing all of this crystallized some things for me;) Thanks.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Sorry but isn't the "Wonderful world of Ammonia Channels" another way of saying piss?

8:09 PM
Anon

These channels do help to regulate and keep a balance of ammonia in organisms and in mammals you're certainly right that they're likely related to piss! But in less complex organisms they are not related to urination are they? For example in C intestinalis the ammonia channels are necessary for BRAIN DEVELOPMENT. Ammonia channels functions seems to differ according to the organisms of which they are a part.

Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

Here is one last link showing that RH Glycoproteins in humans act as ammonia channels. Pretty cool stuff eh? Much more interesting than mere piss;)

maria said...

it's shadow boxing with idiots. real life is where it matters and counts. as i said, most of you are frauds, esp ab and the spc clown.

i don't do what i do to "feel important." and no one gets "slayed," as ab/anon loves to claim.

i won't go into what i do but often doesn't benefit me as i am working on a project that will be in place years from now. you can't even fathom how someone like me functions.

field negro said...

I can vouch for Mahndisa, we are trying to get her to come to the East Coast to come and teach some of these bad ass kids of ours. :)

alicia banks said...

mammy mr/vdlr:

i have been paid to teach and talk for decades!

and????

if u r educated, why are u unable to verify all my kudos???


"Why has Alicia Banks, a beloved radio voice, gone back to school? 'I want to be as radical and renowned as a professor as I am as a talk show host.' Her FM show...has been her 'labor of love' for a decade...'I decided to change careers at this point because radio has been entirely locked down by white male neocons'...The same forces that inspired Banks to head to the hills of academia conspire against marginal forces in music...She points out that the vast majority of radio stations are owned by a small number of companies, and playlists are increasingly computerized...." GIRLFRIENDS MAGAZINE 7/2000

"Musicologist, activist, and cyber columnist is how Alicia Banks describes herself. But she's better known to her fans and detractors as a popular talk radio personality. She is the producer, creator, and host of two radio shows...Alicia heats up early morning airwaves with her take-no -prisoners approach. But her shock-jock comparisons end with her eclectic mix of music and anti-racist interpretation...." GIRLFRIENDS MAGAZINE 9/1997

"Alicia Banks drops a weekly bomb fused with consciousness and sister melodies..." HUES MAGAZINE 11/1996

"If talk radio seems dominated by clones of Rush Limbaugh, Alicia Banks is the answer...Her fans revere her...The creator of two immensely popular radio programs, Banks has her finger on the pulse of American culture. There's a growing hunger for her message..." VICTORY MAGAZINE 1/1996

"Banks makes it her business to deliver music, news and commentary in a way that challenges...Her show has become ground zero for a fire storm of controversy...Banks has built an enthusiastic audience and won a second prime time talk show...."OUT MAGAZINE 6/1994

"Banks' programs are no ordinary talk shows...Her broadcasts are not to be taken lightly. She seems ready for anything. She is fearless..." DENEUVE MAGAZINE 6/1994

"Banks' program combines the voices of Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday with tribal songs, fictional readings, erotica, and political discussions. It is the politics which have caused a stir..." THE WASHINGTON BLADE 2/25/1994

"Alicia Banks jumped the tracks from FM to AM, sending sparks through the airwaves and widening debates on heated topics...Banks is no ordinary talk show host. She's articulate, intelligent, and above all, she's fearless...Banks' soft graceful voice belies the forcefulness of her views...Since 1989, the French-fluent host has segued personal commentary and literary messages with hours of music..." ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION 10/14/1993

"Since 1989, Alicia has been heating up the airwaves with her eyebrow raising program...Although the show is packed with great voices of the past and present, there's room for deep talk...Banks is now having the last laugh with her success..." ATLANTA MAGAZINE 10/1993

"Alicia Banks is no wimp... It's that kind of outspokenness that has brought an audience to her show..." SOUTHERN VOICE 6/17/1993

alicia banks said...

mammy mr/vdlr:

i verify all i post herein

that is the problem with all of u hobama nazis
"educated" or not

u can NEVER verify why u love hobama!!!!

____

anon:

thanks!

i have slain envious nigs like mammy mr/vdlr since i was a 12 yr old undergrad at uiuc

if i was not so special, nigs would not work so hard to lie about my life, and then claim i am bragging when i prove they lie...

no biggie

love
ab

"Why has Alicia Banks, a beloved radio voice, gone back to school? 'I want to be as radical and renowned as a professor as I am as a talk show host.' Her FM show...has been her 'labor of love' for a decade...'I decided to change careers at this point because radio has been entirely locked down by white male neocons'...The same forces that inspired Banks to head to the hills of academia conspire against marginal forces in music...She points out that the vast majority of radio stations are owned by a small number of companies, and playlists are increasingly computerized...." GIRLFRIENDS MAGAZINE 7/2000

"Musicologist, activist, and cyber columnist is how Alicia Banks describes herself. But she's better known to her fans and detractors as a popular talk radio personality. She is the producer, creator, and host of two radio shows...Alicia heats up early morning airwaves with her take-no -prisoners approach. But her shock-jock comparisons end with her eclectic mix of music and anti-racist interpretation...." GIRLFRIENDS MAGAZINE 9/1997

"Alicia Banks drops a weekly bomb fused with consciousness and sister melodies..." HUES MAGAZINE 11/1996

"If talk radio seems dominated by clones of Rush Limbaugh, Alicia Banks is the answer...Her fans revere her...The creator of two immensely popular radio programs, Banks has her finger on the pulse of American culture. There's a growing hunger for her message..." VICTORY MAGAZINE 1/1996

"Banks makes it her business to deliver music, news and commentary in a way that challenges...Her show has become ground zero for a fire storm of controversy...Banks has built an enthusiastic audience and won a second prime time talk show...."OUT MAGAZINE 6/1994

"Banks' programs are no ordinary talk shows...Her broadcasts are not to be taken lightly. She seems ready for anything. She is fearless..." DENEUVE MAGAZINE 6/1994

"Banks' program combines the voices of Dinah Washington and Billie Holiday with tribal songs, fictional readings, erotica, and political discussions. It is the politics which have caused a stir..." THE WASHINGTON BLADE 2/25/1994

"Alicia Banks jumped the tracks from FM to AM, sending sparks through the airwaves and widening debates on heated topics...Banks is no ordinary talk show host. She's articulate, intelligent, and above all, she's fearless...Banks' soft graceful voice belies the forcefulness of her views...Since 1989, the French-fluent host has segued personal commentary and literary messages with hours of music..." ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION 10/14/1993

"Since 1989, Alicia has been heating up the airwaves with her eyebrow raising program...Although the show is packed with great voices of the past and present, there's room for deep talk...Banks is now having the last laugh with her success..." ATLANTA MAGAZINE 10/1993

"Alicia Banks is no wimp... It's that kind of outspokenness that has brought an audience to her show..." SOUTHERN VOICE 6/17/1993

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alicia banks said...

mammy maid mr/vdlr:

i have posted much wisdom to this blog today as always

and "educated" envious fools like u have responded only to what i said about mareally a silly wigga???

nothing is more mentally unstable than a hobama nazi

no one is more insane than a mf who will police and censor me as they ignore the vdlr/kkk/that racist moron kiddie etc

no liar is greater than the hobama nazis who pretend they do not see all of the knowledge i post and verify herein...but count every time i curse a slave minded mf like uts

ie

is there is scientific explanation 4 why envious nigs like u feel the need to play nurse maids and house boys to mareally miss anne????

is there any chemical in the brains of hobama nazis that destroys their intellectual ability to discern that hobama is slaying them and making sure fewer people will ever become educated in america than ever before???

it is not ok to brag on your degrees as u ignore all of the mongrels of all races who will never afford or earn one because of hobama...

fyi

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com/732463009/hobama-drama---the-poor-are-getting-poorer-and-the-middle-class-is-being-eradicated/

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com/732463009/hobama-drama---the-poor-are-getting-poorer-and-the-middle-class-is-being-eradicated/

http://aliciabanks.xanga.com/732463793/hobama--hitler-distinctions-differences--denials/

alicia banks said...

spc:

u rock

labels are for cans

i do not agree with anyone always...
even my own opinions change

but i respect u more than any envious lying nig like mammy mr/vdlr

because u are not a blind hobama nazi
and u post with intelligence and integrity

no one on this blog is more racist than kiddie and mareally a lewd wigga

and no one is more racist or neocon than that hoax/poor nig slayer in dc hobama

thanks!!!