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Showing posts with label BLAH People. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BLAH People. Show all posts

Friday, September 22, 2017

CNN, Santorum And "WHY"

Image result for santorumWhy does CNN maintain a contributor contract with Rick Santorum? The rational person should question the motive and commitment to decency when a network hires a person who went here in 2012, even considering cable news networks quest for ratings competition.

"BLAH People?"

Within mere hours, Santorum joined then Fox Host Bill O'Reilly in the most public effort to deny the statement. O'Reilly's intervention and attempt to facilitate actually gave birth to the "Blah people" lie.

Let's skip forward to today. 

Considering Santorum's penchant for oral diarrhea subsequent to his common inner core of cognitive constipation, we have to ask does what follows surprise you? Santorum seemingly misled the CNN Host regarding a chronically ill child in his family.

I ask again, why bother CNN?" StumbleUpon

Monday, August 21, 2017

Trump Makes It Tough

Image result for trump spewing garbageDo you recall Rick Santorum's 2007 Iowa town hall at which he fed his audience a slice of racism?  Maybe you recall the phrase "BLAH People." A phrase from the mouth of an obviously biased and opportunist Santorum to cover his use of "black people" to tickle the innards of his conservative audience.  You will in the following video the audience gleefully applauds which cast serious doubt of Santorum's attempt to cover his heartfelt revelation.

If we were to give the biased politician the benefit of his lie, then, I wonder, why would the audience have some inside knowledge of an unknown species of "BLAH People".  They applauded with much glee.

Santorum recently agreed to provide the victim punching bag person for one of CNN's now famous Jerry Springer-like panels. The only difference in Santorum's appearance is he wasn't;p able to stand tall and provide fireworks comparable to the former CNN employee, Jeffrey Lords.   Santorum spoke of "uncomfort" in discussion of race in the context of the GOP party leader: Donald Trump.

Before we move to a Crooks & Liars piece of CNN's Santorum, let;s spend a minute and a a half on another paid contributor over of Fox News's (Legs and Thighs couch) and her uncomfort while defending Trump's regressive ideology and speech.

The GOP party leader makes it tough on his supporters. Well , some of his supporters.

Crooks & Liars

'I Hope You're Uncomfortable': Barkari Sellers Tears Into Santorum After He Tries To Shut Down Racism Debate

A discussion about systemic racism became heated on CNN Sunday when two conservative white guests argued that talking about race should be avoided because it makes white people uncomfortable. "It won't change until individuals who look like [Nina Turner] and I decide that enough is enough," CNN contributor Bakari Selleres pointed out. "And so many people…

Friday, August 2, 2013

UPDATE: Philadelphia Eagles Riley Cooper Goes "N" Word! Really?


And,  this is why people must stand tall against racism. Riley Cooper is a professional football player. He has teammates, and without a doubt a majority his  teammates are black, and his salary is in part paid via entertaining sports fans which includes black people.

"I will jump that fence and fight every [racial slur] here," Riley Cooper

Yet, he does this....!
Oh, of course, he has delivered the perfunctory "apology," so all is well correct?  For some maybe, for the more rational and sensible, "Not."

If people accept exhibitions as we are increasingly seeing and hearing, what we have are enablers who do not recognize the errors in their ways.

Another matter, this is exactly why I would never attend a country music concert.  Let's face it the genre does not give-off the impression of inclusivity.

Mr. Riley should have to face the NFL commissioner. In fact, if he does not have a meeting with the Commissioner, that will send a serious message about professional football.  wonder why the Philadelphia Eagles would want such a player in their locker room. Trouble will ensue, and it will spread among the team thus possibly dividing the locker room and team cohesiveness. 

Of course, he looks so contrite and disgusted at himself in the images at the top of the post. Well, yeah, and Paula Deen spreading herself across any TV show stage tat would have her replete with crocodile tears.   And, Rick Santorum went with, "BLAH People."

The Sporting News NFL....riley-cooper-racial-slur-video-apology

Sense we aim to be fair.

Riley this past Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday afternoon tweets.
I am so ashamed and disgusted with myself. I want to apologize. I have been offensive. I have apologized to my coach, Jeffrey Lurie, and
Howie roseman and to my teammates. I owe an apology to the fans and to this community. I am so ashamed, but there are no excuses. What I did

Was wrong and I will accept the consequences.
Riley and consequences? There will be no balancing "consequences" commensurate with his act of outright "White Privilege."

UPDATE: We also find the NFL Commissioner will have no words for Riley! Oh, OK. 

Yahoo Sports
The other guy, the guy you don't see in the video, the one Riley Cooper was yelling at, he was at work. That's what he was doing: Working.

The guy got dressed on a June afternoon and headed to work as a security guard at a Kenny Chesney concert, a black man in a crowd almost exclusively white. He took the job anyway. Maybe race isn't important to him. Maybe the pay is decent. Maybe it's all he can get. Maybe it's usually a good gig. Whatever, he was just doing what he was hired to do: Be a security guard. It's a thankless, difficult job trying to patrol a small corner of a huge and often drunk crowd at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Deadspin Dot Com
Email tipster... 
Riley was going fucking nuts because he wasn't allowed backstage. He didn't have passes like some of the other players and was SO pissed that the stadium people wouldn't let him back just because he was Riley Cooper. He had been drinking since 11 AM (Kenny didn't go on until 8).
Ah, so he goes drunken angry at a security gurad and feels he could take on "....every Nigger, in here!"


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rand Paul's Racist Staffer And Adviser Leaves the "Camp"; On The Surface (ONLY)

On July 22, Joan Walsh reported on the resignation of Rand Paul's resident racist adviser Jack Hunter.



Paul's aide Jack Hunter says he’s leaving to protect his boss and clear his own name -- but there's plenty of reason not to buy it. 

Rand Paul's White Supremacy Double Game

Jack Hunter, the Rand Paul social media staffer who wrote columns attacking Abraham Lincoln and defending Southern secession under the name “Southern Avenger,” tells the Daily Caller that he’s leaving the senator’s staff and returning to punditry to clear his name and avoid dimming Paul’s rising star. Even though Paul defended Hunter when the Washington Free Beacon broke the news of his long career of neo-Confederate race-baiting, Hunter says he must leave the senator’s payroll “to avenge his own honor,” the right-wing site reports.

Did Hunter say "clear his name?" Whatever happened to avowed racist who proudly wore their mindset and beliefs as a "Red Badge of Courage?" Does Hunter think for one second that intelligent people believe he will not be active in Rand Paul's political aspirations between now and 2016. It is hard to get a barometer on a party and political ideology with denizens who will openly show their racism (e.g. Rick Santorum's BLAH PEOPLE) only to comeback a day later with inane qualifiers ,disclaimers or apologies. 

Rand Paul often shows a basic lack of sensibility (and street cred) regarding matter of race and ethnicity. We believe his beliefs are as clear a s picture of his father and the reality that "apples do not fall far from the tree." Yet, Paul cloaks himself, as does Hunter (above), only with an invisible icon of the confederacy and American racism. 

If Ron Paul frequently allowed himself to be photographed with white supremacist and members of the KKK, why for once second wouldn't people other than the insane not know Rand Paul's ilk?

He publicly shaves off an avowed racist adviser and staffer, only to move him into the shadows where racist work best. I learned early in life there is infection below that zit. Ridding one's elf of the zit does not always cleanse the infection. Rand Paul is infected to the core with the very same libertarian neo-conservatism which afflicts his father. Cloaking Hunter (in the background) like a Ku Klux Klan to shield his influence and cover his identity does not mean he is gone from the Rand Paul brain trust.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

North Carolina Leads The Nation In Shame!

North Carolina Governor and GOP legislature show exactly why voters should be aware. They cut unemployment payments!!!

One might think voters in the US South will one day realize the serious social errors in their ways.  They consistently vote for candidates who clearly value 'business' over the rights and well-being of human constituents.  Many southern voters are fully socially paradigm (ed) and delivered as reliably 'in the bag for the GOP. Factually speaking, the GOP need not deploy their General Election "southern strategy" across those "in the bag states." The  strategy serves to frighten and fire-up borderline voters who might dare vote Democratic.  The strategy is easily and regularly enacted via commonly used 'code' and dog-whistles (e.g. welfare, urban, BLAH people, et al).  

A quick look at a far-right wing militia web page shows the potential for well orchestrated GOP campaign strategy. I  state before posting,  the site developers must have tracked deeply into 2012 Karl Rove, Dick Morris and the Rassmussen and Gallup polling.

Red states blue states map
Romney projected to win 320 electoral votes to 218.


Fortunately, and with exception for Texas, blue states are those with the highest levels of population.  Thus, states with more voters. 

State elections, however, are fertile ground for all things conservative; even in blue states.  While North Carolina is far from consideration as a blue state, it falls squarely in the Southern voting belt.  The state has a long history of Democratic Governors and actually shares very little social connection with its neighbor state: South Carolina. The newly elected Governor of North Carolina has taken a Draconian step that will surely drive the state to consideration of gubernatorial return to the Democratic Party. 

Governor Pat McCrory signed his second piece of legislation since winning the gubernatorial seat in last fall elections.  The unfortunate unemployed in North Carolina will effective July, 1, receive moderately less life-sustaining unemployment payments. 

Huffington Post

Pat McCrory, North Carolina GOP Governor, Signs Law Slashing Unemployment Benefits

(signed into law).....a measure that will cut benefits for jobless workers by about one-third and reduce how long they can collect any aid in a state with the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the country.  
The Republican governor said the legislation, the second bill he has signed since taking office at the start of the year, marked an important step toward fixing the state's unemployment insurance system.  
The overhaul will allow North Carolina to repay $2.5 billion borrowed from the federal government for unemployment benefits at a quicker pace.  
The law, which takes effect on July 1, cuts maximum weekly benefits to $350 from $535 and caps benefits at 12 to 20 weeks, depending on the unemployment rate, instead of the current 26 weeks.  
McCrory said the measure "will protect our small businesses from continued over-taxation, ensure our citizens' unemployment safety net is secure and financially sound for future generations, and help provide an economic climate that allows job creators to start hiring again."
Read critics reaction     

We find the governor's actions reprehensible with full recognition the legislation moved to his office from state legislators. We realize such and anticipated the results posted below.


2013–2014 composition

(Shading indicates majority caucus)
End of Previous Legislature526801200
Latest voting share35.8%64.2%


North Carolina House Officers
SpeakerThom TillisRepublican
Speaker pro temporePaul StamRepublican
Majority LeaderEdgar V. StarnesRepublican
Majority WhipMike HagerRepublican
Deputy Majority WhipsPat McElraftRepublican
James L. Boles, Jr.Republican
Republican Conference LeaderRuth SamuelsonRepublican
Republican Freshman LeaderRick CatlinRepublican
Republican Freshman WhipDean ArpRepublican
Minority LeaderLarry D. HallDemocratic
Deputy Minority LeaderMichael WrayDemocratic
Minority WhipsWinkie WilkinsDemocratic
Susan C. FisherDemocratic
Rosa GillDemocratic
Deborah K. RossDemocratic
Marvin LucasDemocratic

MSNBC, The Ed Show

The GOP is the party of the South. Despite a long history of Democratic Governors , the new law is indicative of what takes place when citizens make the grievous mistake of turning certain governmental bodies over to the GOP. 

The Governor and his GOP legislature have taken steps as "friends of business" at the expense of people who actually cast voters. Alas, I am remiss. Businesses pay taxes (hopefully), and due to Citizens United contribute to political campaigns. 

I also recall significant American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) work in the state and I recall reports of the Koch Brothers meddling in one North Carolina Education System. The "meddling" had a side effect that resulted in potential or actual school segregation Why would two of the nation's wealthiest conservative libertarians have so much interest in North Carolina. 

I could speculate the Kochs and ALEC have been successful in North Carolina. Has North Carolina been converted to a reliable GOP Red State?

As Ed Schultz stated, "this is what you voted for North Carolina". 

Friday, May 4, 2012

The New York Times reaches into an American closet!....

..and how the closet has ghost of years past...and not just in the South!

avernise  and Jeff Zeleny (contributing writer) of the New York Times published a screed that many will be shunned, others will read with disgust, and still others will read with recognition of reality accompanied by "just don't mention it" like Americana.  The headline reads as follows.

"4 Years Later, Race Is Still Issue for Some Voters"

If you read our op-eds and comment from time to time, you know our thoughts on the headline.  There is little need to dwell there, but there is relevance in the New York Times article.  Relevance in the irrefutable reality of America as a nation very much still suffering from deep-rooted racism. Rather than editorialize on the Tavernise article, allow me to post specific passages for your edification.

First allow a qualifier.  The demographics of the piece is small town Ohio (a critical re-election State for President Obama).  Another demographic is the heavily mining, blue-collar and saturated labor supportive denizens of Steubenville, Ohio.


A president's previously stated perspective on race and his election.

“I never bought into the notion that by electing me, somehow we were entering into a post-racial period,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I’ve seen in my own lifetime how racial attitudes have changed and improved, and anybody who suggests that they haven’t isn’t paying attention or is trying to make a rhetorical point,” he said. “Because we all see it every day, and me being in this Oval Office is a testimony to changes that have been taking place.”

This is the land of die-hard Democrats — mill workers, coal miners and union members. They have voted party line for generations, forming a reliable constituency for just about any Democrat who decides to run for office.


Friday, March 30, 2012

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Did Santorum make a Freudian Slip (almost)?

Is this the candidate who quipped about President Obama's use of a Tele Promopter?"
I awakened this morning very typically, reluctantly, but clear necessary.  After a cup of my favorite java (Kenya AA),  my morning routine  got under way with a check my news sources.  After running through my standard linked super heavy weight news links (Huff Post, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The, Reuters, and yes,,, I noticed a partially hidden headline from the pages of The Examiner.  The headline led me to an article by Robby Sobel, writer for The Orlando Liberal Examiner, with the following headline:

Did Rick Santorum call President Obama the N-word?