50 Years ago today.
"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.
Right wing media was paid by foreign governments to repeat—sometimes word for word—Ukranian and Malaysian talking points.
I just thought that these people were idiots, I did not know they were shills for foreign governments.
Spotted at a Romney rally this week. Was there ever any doubt that the Republicans had the racist voted locked up?
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.