Liberal Firebrand

50 Years ago today. 

“We fought for democracy and voting rights all over the world and are still fighting,” he said. “We see them being taken away by the legislature right down here in North Carolina. I am an old war veteran who was willing to give his life for his country. That was a United Nations war. In a way I was blessed, because I became the first black underwater demolition man.”~Robert Plummer is 83 and a veteran of the Korean War. On Monday he was arrested along with 72 other protesters in the North Carolina legislative building.Nearly a thousand have been cuffed and taken to jail over a dozen “Moral Monday” demonstrations.
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“We fought for democracy and voting rights all over the world and are still fighting,” he said. “We see them being taken away by the legislature right down here in North Carolina. I am an old war veteran who was willing to give his life for his country. That was a United Nations war. In a way I was blessed, because I became the first black underwater demolition man.”
~Robert Plummer is 83 and a veteran of the Korean War. On Monday he was arrested along with 72 other protesters in the North Carolina legislative building.

Nearly a thousand have been cuffed and taken to jail over a dozen “Moral Monday” demonstrations.

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Found at Gitmo. What a disgrace. The country that I grew up in does not do this to people.

Found at Gitmo. What a disgrace. The country that I grew up in does not do this to people.

"For everyone who’s a valedictorian," King said, "There’s another 100 out there that weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert. Those people would be legalized with the same act." — Steve King Republican from Iowa 

Iowans should be embarrassed that they have elected this person to Congress. 

President Obama gave a great speech yesterday on the Trayvon Martin case. Here is the full transcript so that you can read it for yourself—before the right wing media talking head nuts twist it into something it is not. 

Read it and share. It is high time in this country to have a discussion about race and race relations. 

 

There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.

"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," began the POTUS. "Another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago."

Obama went out to describe how Blacks are racially profiled, citing examples like being followed when shopping in a department stores or having a woman clutching her purse when they enter an elevator. He tied that reality back to the Zimmerman case.

"I don’t want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences informs how the African-American community interprets what happened one night in Florida," said Obama.

He also mentioned the “racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws” in the United States. 

Republicans in North Carolina are busy trying to make it harder for people to vote. Targeting students and other groups that predominantly vote Democratic to help combat virtually non existent voter fraud. 

"Since 2000, there are exactly two incidents involving voter impersonation in North Carolina, out of several million votes cast. We’re not talking about two percent; we’re talking about two individual people.

Republican policymakers in the state are eager to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, apparently because they hope voting restrictions will help the GOP win elections.

Well said.

Well said.

Britain announced Wednesday that Queen Elizabeth II — hardly a social radical — had signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriages in England and Wales.  

Britain announced Wednesday that Queen Elizabeth II — hardly a social radical — had signed into law a bill legalizing same-sex marriages in England and Wales.  

Maybe Dexter will take care of George Zimmerman 

Maybe Dexter will take care of George Zimmerman 

Skeet Obama

Skeet Obama

Caption This!!!

Caption This!!!

Spotted at a Romney rally this week. Was there ever any doubt that the Republicans had the racist voted locked up?

Spotted at a Romney rally this week. Was there ever any doubt that the Republicans had the racist voted locked up?

The best thing to help prevent violent crime in inner cities is to bring opportunities in the inner cities,” Ryan responded, “to help people get out of poverty in the cities, to teach good discipline, good character.

Paul Ryan in an interview with a Michigan reporter from TV 12. 

What a dick!!!! Just because you are poor and live in the city it does not mean you lack discipline or need a character lesson. 

More of that same condescending, patronizing comments from Republicans about poor people in this country.

Republicans should start getting nervous about his performance tomorrow night.  Everyone seems to think this guy is some sort of genius, but in my opinion he is a complete intellectual fraud. A budget guy with no budget. A numbers guy, whose numbers do not add up.