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Showing posts with label The Cycle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Cycle. Show all posts

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Rand Paul: Chameleon With Trojan Horse In Tow

African American voters watch out for the Trojan Horse. 
Rand Paul is after your Achilles Heel.

The partnership between Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY) is bothersome. Of course, there is heartfelt and touching good associated with renewing voting rights and freeing certain felons of the anvil against fair employment to some who may have been convicted of felonies that were non-violent crimes is an issue. And, yes, young black males receive disproportionately unbalanced sentences for crimes their white counterparts (for various reasons) may never see a day in court. We even have recent revelations of convictions and prison sentences of judges who took money to railroad youth to private prisons. So, the Paul/Booker 'Buddyship' is for germane and relevant to fairness in the US

The Daily Review February 2011
Mark A. Ciavarella Jr/ Michael T. Conahan
A jury in U.S. District Court found Ciavarella guilty of racketeering and conspiracy for accepting $997,600 from wealthy developer Robert K. Mericle. Mericle testified he won a contract to build a for-profit juvenile detention center after a referral from Ciavarella.
The judges, and I am sure there are more, sentenced youth to prison across the racial spectrum. They are identified here as examples to delineate the good in the Booker/Paul initiative (bill). That said, I find it intriguing Paul chooses voting rights and employment rights for certain felons over other issues that would serve for a better life for Americans in aggregate (e.g., the ACA, Unemployment payments, minimum wage hike). Intriguing, but not surprising as we watch Paul's efforts to "woo" the black vote. He knows as do you and me black youth reap the worse of the US Justice system. He also knows he cannot win the US Presidency absent some degree of "smiles" from the black community.

Rand Paul has a recent history of revelations regarding 'serial plagiarism' and videoed public comment to an audience of medical students about his recognition of the need for misinformation. "Misinformation" is a euphemism for "lies." Some might say Paul's comments in this clip were meant to be flip. Au contraire! His comments appear serious. Moreover, his comments to the young medical students were deeply revealing regarding Paul's inner core and honesty deficiency.

Paul and Booker have embarked on a visuals tour to sell their initiative. Paul is obviously using the camera opportunity to enhance his standing with black voters (and yes non-violent felons comprehensively). Booker's motive? Well, no comment in this screed. Their trod-ding around led to an afternoon exclusive interview with a co-host of the MSNBC's , The Cycle.   I have embed the interview below. It is a 12 plus minute exhibition, but (allow me to influence) worth every second. While Ari Melber listened as Paul and Booker spoke about the necessity of their bill (unarguable good), you had to know Melber would perform a professional level of journalism and question Paul about past comments regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1965.  He went on record with Rachel Maddow with issues regarding the legislation. Today he repeats his denial to another MSNBC reporter (earlier in the week). He denied he ever said he was against the Civil Rights Act.

The misinformation specialist and subterfuge guru is applying basic legalese and deploying a twisted form of sophism. He will say grab the tape, "I never said I was against the Act." Melber gave Paul at least two opportunities to say he had evolved from his comments with Maddow. Paul went Machiavellian and took the offensive with his own from of Gish Gallop via repeatedly stating he was not against the Civil Rights Act (along with showing of "The Hand" for effect). He went offensive (more than twice) while reminding Melber "his network" (MSNBC hosts) was lying about his comments six hosts mind you.   The advantage in going Gish Gallop is supported by the fact the perpetrator knows the host has limited air-time in which to conduct the interview. When Mitt Romney used the debate technique on President Obama in the first Presidential Debate. We regularly see it used in time framed on-air appearances when the speaker does not want a fully comprehensive or probing interview.

As you view the interview, watch the dynamics. Not only does Paul deploy "The Hand" he looked to Booker for humor and validation when first questioned about "stirring-up controversy." Booker was coy enough to give "his buddy" a perfunctory one third smile. He certainly was foolish enough to offer his buddy a full set of 32 gleaming white teeth.  The sincere person who maybe felt Paul was guilty of flip flopping for effect would have given no nonverbal response. 
 
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Maddow, of course would respond and I am most pleased she did who within hours.  I must also state, I am growing increasing weary and leery of Chris Matthews seeming to warm-up to Paul when he knows Paul has major credibility flaws.

TRMS July 30, 2014 http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nbc-new.....       


And Rand Paul wound be president?
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Friday, July 18, 2014

The "Ugly American".....Fox, Limbaugh And Howard Stern Fan Prank Caller

Fox News reporter pleased his management team and producers, but drew scorn from another Fox personality.

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren sharply criticized Fox News correspondent Todd Starnes for "very bad taste" over tweeting petty attacks on the president in response to the deadly crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
Starnes has tweeted that Obama isn't "interested" in the crash because it doesn't involve "beer or golf," "Russia bracing for a severe hash tag from the Obama Administration," and "Obama won't comment on Malaysian jetliner crash until he's had a chance to read tomorrow's paper."
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Huntington Post on the opportunist Limbaugh as he feeds his flock of sycophants.

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The radio show host called the disaster "an opportunity" for media outlets to distract viewers from the controversy surrounding President Obama and US border security. He suspected that CNN had already swept the immigration crisis under the rug andretreated back to its "wall-to-wall" coverage of the plane. 
Limbaugh called the whole thing "very eery."
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We offer a finale that doesn't poke at the the pathetic state of conservative America. During a segment of yesterday's The Cycle, Krystal Ball and Cycle producers efforts to perform emergency studio news broadcasting fell victim to a prank caller. 


We do not criticize Krystal Ball for the live (on-air) prank.  Susceptibility to such subterfuge is inherent in media effort to "one-up" the competition with "scoop" coverage. Since, some of you spend time listening to Jock shows like Stern's show, the name also falls on you.  Trash begets trash and trash was taken to a new level when we consider the deaths of 200 plus innocent people.  While, we have taken our criticism outside the realm of Right-wing ignorance and feeding garbage to viewers, we do feel there is a conservative lean towards the prank call.  Let's face it, the prank caller didn't make it on Fox News. Of course, we do not know if the caller attempted to invade a Fox News broadcast. 



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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Abby Huntsman! MSNBC! What Are You Doing?






Today, The Cycle's Abby Huntsman showed her pathetic ignorance about the TRUTH about entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. This note clears up that confusion...

I've been writing and saying for a long time that Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with the deficit and debt. However, that's not completely true. It's half-true and I'm explaining why right now.

Over the past 2.5 years, I've written several posts and comments regarding the Fascist GOP talking point/propaganda about SS and Medicare adding to the deficit. Even Ronald Reagan famously said that they don't have anything to do with the deficit and debt. But, then, he went out and did something that did make them a part of the deficit and debt: he "borrowed" $500 billion from the Social Security Trust Fund, from which SS and Medicare benefits are paid, to finance his deficit-spending. Reagan was the first of four US Presidents in a row that "raided" the SSTF to pay for deficit-spending. Sadly, President Clinton did, as well, but, he remains the only President to "pay it back" by raising the SS income tax "cap".

The biggest offender in raiding the fund was Bush 43. In early 2003, with one war and one coming plus tax breaks already in effect, Bush 43 and his party knew that they had to be financed somehow. At that time, there was more than $6 trillion in the SSTF. So, Bush 43 and his party raided the SSTF for $2.75 TRILLION to finance all of that deficit spending. In order to avoid being charged with grand larceny, Bush 43 and his Fascist acolytes left "Treasury Bonds" as "I.O.U.'s". To this day, those bonds are still drawing interest, which means that the SSTF is owed more than $3 TRILLION. It is that interest that's adding to the deficit.

But, here's how the statement at the top is half-true: we are not borrowing money to pay Social Security and Medicare benefits. That's a pathetic Fascist GOP talking point and the GOP use it to justify their secret plan to abolish both programs, thereby leaving the money left over in the SSTF to be redistributed upwards to the wealthy and big corporate masters of the GOP in tax breaks.

So, yes, the SSTF is a CREDITOR of our national debt. But, there's something you must realize: only about 15% of the current $17 trillion debt is owned by "foreign interests", like China and foreign citizens, etc. Just 15%...the rest is "internal", owned by other governmental agencies who had their funds raided and American citizens. But, what do the Fascist GOP propagandists say, "we're borrowing money from China to pay our bills". That may be true for other programs, but, as for Medicare and Social Security, they are not being financed by debt. The SSTF is a CREDITOR and still has enough money in it to pay full benefits through 2037 and 75% afterwards.

Allow me to repeat: WE ARE NOT BORROWING MONEY TO PAY SS AND MEDICARE BENEFITS! 

I have to say, once again, how disappointed I am with Abby Huntsman... when GOP Con woman S.E. Cupp left MSNBC for CNN's Crossfire reboot, it was my hope that Abby would bring a Progressive or Moderate GOP voice to The Cycle. But, instead of showing us that she's actually informed about the truth of political matters, all we get from her is a parroting of Fascist GOP propaganda, talking points and BS. 


SHAME ON YOU, ABBY! SHAME ON YOU, PHIL GRIFFIN! (MSNBC President)
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On March 15th, 2014, I published a piece with a focus on the Huntsman as a 27 year old daughter of a millionaire who was born to a billionaire and her comments of Food Stamp recipients.

I stand with Andrew Rei's comments about MSNBC management's decision to replace the "Unbrained" S.E. CUPP. Yet, the need to follow The Cycle business model with a woman conservative millennial (who happens to be perceived by some as "cute") seems to pose MSNBC management a staffing challenge.

Ultimately and existentially, Andrew Rei and I are wasting our critique. If MSNBC continues to staff the Cycle based on its current business model, management will not find any young (supposedly cute) conservative who will posit any differently than Cupp and Huntsman. They are of a paradigm mindset along this line: "We are concerned with what we give you." 

It doesn't matter that young Huntsman and young Cupp are of "ample" financial background. Huntsman is probably set for instant wealth upon the passing of certain family patriarchs. For anyone to believe any young conservative will offer intellectually based point-count-point is naive at best. Therefore, it seems we will continue to see The Cycle littered with mindless insensitive  conservative opine from a young (supposedly cute) millennial. 

To expect more from conservative America and young (supposedly cute) conservatives is simply "A Bridge Too Far."  MSNBC's continues to employee young women who are pure nefelibata without the remote prospect of reaching a viable path across that bridge (too far).
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Addctinginfo: The Truth On Obamacare


Reblog from Addicting Info's Egberto Willies........

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Krystal Ball Tells The Truth On Obamacare (VIDEO)

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Krystal Ball on Obamacare
In a single epic rant, Krystal Ball served up more useful information on Obamacare than any journalist to date.
MSNBC Krystal Ball’s closing essay on The Cycle today was epic. It was on point. It was a message that journalists should have made clear to the American citizenry long time ago. Unlike what MSNBC’s Chuck Todd said, that is the job of journalists. Journalists are responsible for telling the truth. Journalists must not allow their craft and the nation’s airwaves to be polluted with lies. Chuck Todd, David Gregory, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox News, and their ilk have damaged the process by allowing Americans to have been lied to and distracted by misinformation that in many, has metastasized as truth.
Krystal Ball hit the home run of truth one more time. This is a woman who never shies away from controversy. I actually met and spoke to her at the Netroots Nation 2011 convention where it was obvious b– both from her poise and the reaction she got to her speeches — that she was not just another talking head.
Ball hammered several points about the Republican kamikaze mission void of any redeemable values. She stated the truth that Conservatives’ alternative to Hillarycare’s liberal healthcare proposal was one by  Wharton Business School professor Marl V. Pauly. That proposal was subsequently adopted by Conservative/Republican Think Tank Heritage Foundation. His proposal required individuals to purchase private insurance called an individual mandate. It was within a bill cosponsored by 22 GOP Senators. It is the same bill that was adopted by Mitt Romney (Romneycare) and it was adopted by President Obama who went against his initial support of Single Payer in order to appease Republicans.
Ball later excoriated Republicans. She said she does not understand any longer what it means to be a Conservative. Do they not believe in efficiency anymore? Do they no longer believe in the free market? She wonders why Republicans are sabotaging Obamacare as opposed to helping make it more efficient. She finds it surprising that while Republicans have normally spoken about states’ rights, they have abrogated their duty causing the Federal Government to set up exchanges in their states instead.
Ball hits back at the GOP ad that encourages young people to not take advantage of Obamacare and risk not getting necessary preventative care or healthcare if something bad were to afflict them. She says,
The GOP is saying to young people we would like to have the government stick an unnecessary trans-vaginal probe if you want an abortion but when it comes to health insurance don’t take any government help. Don’t go to the state or federal government operated insurance exchanges to buy private insurance. Stay away. Stay uninsured. Skip that pap smear. Skip that tetanus shot. Skip that prenatal care. Skip that cholesterol test. And if you die an agonizing death and unnecessary death; one that could have been prevented by the health insurance reform that bears the President’s name, at least you know your death would have not been in vain. You would have died to serve the noble and patriotic cause, not of conservatism but of hurting this President.
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Krystal Ball on The Affordable Care Act

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Black Life Means A Little Bit Less Than White Life In America." Toure

     

We are unable to locate a video segment from yesterday's The Cycle. Toure closed the hour-long show with a poignant set of comments related to growing concern about disparate treatment of whites and blacks in the United States. His comments are frank and 'on-point", and probably was expected to draw criticism from many on the Right. Some on the Right are celebrating the Zimmerman "not guilty" verdict as if the verdict was a re-incarnation opportunity to win the presidency.

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Newsbusters immediately went after Toure's exposition.  They attacked the segment with as much 'dirt' as the writer could conjure-up, but it all failed if the reader approached the reading with rational mind.  The writer use  of the label "liberal" was a dead give-way to what was to come. I find it most interesting the writer posted the entirety of Toure's comments.  The writer also posted a short piece of the Toure video. And I am sure a piece that was not as poignant and hard-hitting  as the actual end of the segment.

NewsBusters

Toure and MSNBC's The Cycle

A transcript of the July 15 segment is below:

3:57

TOURE: The night Barack Obama was elected, I held my nine-month-old son and I thought, "Wow. You're going to grow up in a new world." The night Trayvon Martin was found guilty in his own killing, I held my now five-year-old son and knew he's got the same, old demons chasing him, because in this verdict, we are reminded, as if we could have forgotten, the lesser worth of black bodies and the inherent criminality ascribed to them by some in this nation and the killability (ph) of black bodies, by which I mean the ease we can be killed with no legal ramifications. Yes, the prosecution sub-bar.

But this is an old dog-eared narrative about the challenge of getting justice in the an American courtroom, especially in the south, or I should say especially in a stand-your- ground state. In a stand-your-ground states, whites who kill blacks are 354 percent more likely to be found justified to kill than whites who kill whites. Extending the privilege of shooting first out of the home and into the public square may not have been racist in the original intention, but it functions in practice to justify too many killings of blacks. And in this verdict, we are reminded of the challenge of getting justice for a black victim from a nearly all white jury. How it been otherwise when the burden of proving Martin's innocence was so high, when his parents had to assert his humanity just to get an arrest. That was back when this case bizarrely became a political football divided neatly among the left-right axis with some on the right positing Zimmerman as the victim and predicting race riots would follow a not-guilty verdict. That was based on the idea that blacks are inherently violent, which is why to some it would sound silly to wonder if some whites would have rioted if he Zimmerman had been found guilty. 

I doubt they would have, because there's not a deep lack of efficacy and a long history of painful injustice but who knows? But the right's reflective leap to Zimmerman's side is part of why blacks feel unwelcome on the right and vote predominantly Democratic, just as gun tragedies like this interracial killing as well as the mass of intra-racial killings that plague are community are why blacks support gun control measures at much higher rates than whites do. The way forward, the way to combat this tragedy lies there, in the weeds of gun control and not in the further prosecution of Zimmerman at the federal or civil level. A civil case may heal the family, and they deserve that. But in too many ways, we still live in the same America that Emmett Till lived in, an America where blacks are often judged to be a threat to order and citizens are able to destroy their bodies and be protected by the justice system and the black community is left in pain. And black parents like me are left to teach their sons the lessons my parents taught me about how to survive: Don't run in public if you don't have to. Keep your hands out of your pockets if you're in stores. And if you're confronted by the police, be pliant. Your ability to mollify white people could be the difference between life and death. Doesn't have to be this way. But as this case proved, in America, it still is. Martin (Bashir MSNBC host), I know you know what I'm talking about.
End Toure

A very non-threatening teenager (high school junior) whose only mistake that night was not that of his doing. Trayvon Martin did not chose to be born white nor black.  He assumed that if he was doing nothing wrong he had safe passage to the store and back to finish the All-Star Game with his 12 year old future Step-Brother. And, he may have felt safe in what some call the greatest nation on Earth with fair and equal treatment for all. He probably was not at all conscious of a lurking stalker with "one in the chamber" who came across in the 911 call as a sinister detective about to apprehend a harden criminal. He did not have the courtesy of being told ( by the fake cop after the exited his vehicle armed and ready to prove himself.),  "Hey I am with the neighborhood watch and I am just making sure all is OK. Where are you headed."   No pistol, he stays in the truck.

Can you imagine at 17 years of age being followed by a man with no recognizable or identifiable rationale for following you? 

Footage: CCTV footage shows Trayvon buying Skittles and a soda at a 7/11
Footage: CCTV footage shows Trayvon buying Skittles and a soda at a 7/11
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With conceal carry laws proliferating like weeds and various forms of "stand Your Ground laws in many as thirty states.  It is important to note the data related to 'stand your ground' mentioned by Toure was deemed "Questionable" from the Right-wing NewsBusters web site.
The liberal host then cited a questionable study: "In a stand-your-ground states, whites who kill blacks are 354 percent more likely to be found justified to kill than whites who kill whites."
The data is as solid as granite and was reported by PBS  (and in part posted below) in July 2012. Linked below.  It is sad media on the Right so very much insult the intellect of people who do not subscribe to their propaganda. If I located the source of the data used by Toure it should have taken a competent and much more experienced writers (propagandists) half the time to find same. The NewsBuster's writer probably has issues with the original study, but I did not see his rational for the word "questionable."  As we know on the Right the word  "questionable" could very well serve as 'code' for readers of the website.  
Let's take a look at the impact of Stand Your Ground. As you review the following recognize Stand Your Ground is a direct descendant of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Stand Your Ground graphic.jpg


The writer for NewBusuters chose to strategically avoid seeking the following information. The data does not appear as questionable.

Frontline via io9 Dot Com
At FRONTLINE’s request, Roman analyzed the pool of 43,500 homicides by race in states with Stand Your Ground laws and those without them. Because he wanted to control for multiple variables — the races of the victim and the shooter, whether they were strangers, whether they involved a firearm and whether the murders were in Stand Your Ground states — Roman used a technique known as regression analysis, which is a statistical tool to analyze the relationship between different pieces of data. 
Using this analysis, Roman found that a greater number of homicides were found justified in Stand Your Ground states in all racial combinations, a result he believes is because those states yielded more killings overall. 
Roman also found that Stand Your Ground laws tend to track the existing racial disparities in homicide convictions across the U.S. — with one significant exception: Whites who kill blacks in Stand Your Ground states are far more likely to be found justified in their killings. In non-Stand Your Ground states, whites are 250 percent more likely to be found justified in killing a black person than a white person who kills another white person; in Stand Your Ground states, that number jumps to 354 percent. 
You can see the breakdown of the killings in the chart below. The figures represent the percentage likelihood that the deaths will be found justifiable compared to white-on-white killings, which was the baseline Roman used for comparison:
Disturbing chart shows rise in “justified killings” of blacks in U.S.
I mentioned "Stand Your Ground" above the graphics.

PR Watch Dot Org
Jury Instructions Included Stand Your Ground 
In 2012, the killing of Trayvon Martin acutely focused attention on Stand Your Ground laws, which give criminal and civil immunity to a person who claims they use deadly force because they allege a reasonable fear of harm. Because of the law, Sanford Police initially declined to arrest Zimmerman because they apparently agreed it was "reasonable" to feel threatened after stalking an unarmed African-American teenager returning from a trip to buy Skittles and iced tea. 
Some have claimed that Stand Your Ground played no role after Zimmerman was eventually arrested -- he and his lawyers relied on Florida's lenient self defense statutes -- but the jury instructions invoked the Stand Your Ground protections by stating he had no "duty to retreat" from the situation: 
"If George Zimmerman was not engaged in an unlawful activity and was attacked in any place where he had a right to be, he had no duty to retreat and had the right to stand his ground and meet force with force, including deadly force if he reasonably believed that it was necessary to do so to prevent death or great bodily harm to himself or another or to prevent the commission of a forcible felony." 
This language is nearly identical to that in the Florida Stand Your Ground law and the ALEC "model" legislation. We cannot know if the outcome would have been different had the six jurors been instructed differently -- but we do know that Stand Your Ground played a role in the case, even after Zimmerman's arrest.
While we could not find the full Toure segment, we are posting a few segments from MSNBC.  The segments relate to a side of the murder that is not covered by other media. Fox News covers the story from a Zimmerman as victim angle and with a (defensive) moot around gun laws. Laura Ingraham via her radio show openly wonder why the "Hispanic" community did not come-out more for Zimmerman.  She felt free to do so without regard for Latino perception of 'right or wrong, and with typical non-minority myopic views of the world. Latinos often face the same strife as did young Trayvon Martin. CNN wavers around for exclusives, while employing legal pundits who appeared to sniff two miles of O'Mara/West flatulence while so obviously pulling for the full acquittal of the murderous neighborhood watch guy.   

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Thomas Roberts speaks frustration associated with the Zimmerman verdict.  The Roberts segment is catching hell from Right-wing media.  But, like Toure catching hell from right-wing media in this context is a good thing.


From ALEC, through Jeb Bush, through the Florida Governor (and prosecution team), circumstances related to the murder of an innocent black teenager goes into the books as an acquittal. I am not a legal mind, but data indicates, and legal precedence often bares-out, the prospect of future occurrences of similar deaths.  We have all too often heard about the need for a national dialog. I am so weary of those words, upon hearing the words I find myself thinking, "political campaigning."  The words no longer have substance nor meaning.  There will be no national dialog.  

As indicated on the NewsBusters website after the verdict last Saturday night articles as linked indicate the level of competitiveness associated with this murder.  Fox Crushed MSNBC In Ratings After Sanford Verdict on Saturday Night.

As I read such and hear such, I am seriously reminded of cheering for executions during the GOP primary debates, booing the mention of killing innocents in Iraq, and booing and jeering a gay officer on active duty in the US military.

Toure's on-camera comments hit the nail dead on its head!
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Toure"s "Proper Negro Fatigue", Fox Guest Says Trayvon Martin had "Street Attitude"

               

I am going to make this a quick hit.  As you can imagine, I have very strong opinions regarding America as an non-evolving society. In fact, much of the social advances in our nation have been rolled back (like a Wal Mart special) since insemination by none other than Ronald Reagan.

In addition to administering the most corrupt administration in US History, Reagan gave birth to a couple of very significant current manifestations in our society.  The spreading income disparity among the middle class and the wealthy started in 1980.  Reagan and Lee Atwater's "Southern Strategy" has yielded millions who do not believe in equal rights, human rights, educational rights and no rights related life accompanied by humanity.  Millions who will flock to the polls to vote for candidates as flawed as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan; two of the most dishonest people I have observed in my years on Earth.   

We live in a world where guests will actually go on Fox News and rail about how Trayvon Martin would be alive if he did not "have a street attitude."

Wonder if the Fox News guest, Harry Houck, thinks these people heads "Street attitude". 

You think that is not a fair question? Hey, the guy has his cap on backwards! They both have guns and they attended Columbine High School in Colorado.

Watch the former New York City Cop speak on Fox News. You must keep in mind the New York City Police Chief recently came to the defense of a precinct officer who ordered his officers to target black and Latino males.

 
Former NYPD detective Harry Houck on Tuesday told Fox News that Florida teen Trayvon Martin was responsible for his own death because he had a "street attitude."

Toure`s MSNBC, The Cycle  comments about "proper Negro Fatigue."   

The business of a Fox News guest and "street attitude."

May I ask for a contrast between the two people involved in Trayvon Martin's murder?

Martin: 17 year old high school student, football team player and probably influenced by all that is supposedly cool by some high school students. After watching the first half of a professional basketball game, journeyed to a nearby (walking distance) store for what could be called munchies. He probably felt he could return for the second half of the basketball game. He had no idea the walk would be witnessed, summarily labeled trouble, and accosted by a literal 'vulture." A vulture with a gun mind you! The gun probably gave Zimmerman a sense of security and bravado he probably knew the teenager could not match. The vulture followed the prey and lurched despite admonitions from a police officer to ceased following Zimmerman's tried and convicted ("Trouble, they always get away") criminal. Unless the possession of canned tea and a bag of Skittles was reason for Martin to "get away." Tea and Skittles while black and wearing a hoodie! Of course a death sentence for the vulture.

Zimmermann: Self anointed "Neighborhood Watch "vulture". A vulture fully equipped with gun via Conceal Carry and supported by Jeb Bush's ever-dangerous "Stand Your Ground" License to kill. The Vulture was a walking man-hunter with all the requisite mindset generalizations and social paradigms that would ensure a career as a New a York City Cop (from a precinct ordered to stop and frisk minorities). He also appeared to have possessed a Wyatt Earp mentality replete with a willingness to confront the teenager despite being told to hold off. 

Does the Fox News guest have any viable reason for labeling young Martin as having "Street Attitude?"  Did Zimmerman have any idea of Martins marijuana use, occasional bling wearing and an alleged gun owner? No, Zimmerman had no sense of the white Fox News guest "Street Attitude" characterization. Have you ever heard of "driving while black?" Have you ever been profiled?  The former cop has illustrated exactly why 99% of video taped police brutality is perpetrated by criminal minded cops who hold black people and Latinos in stereotypical contempt.  

The former cop illustrates Toure`s brief dissertation in a most timely manner (within hours).  

Zimmermann is the classic example of Toure`s point.   Of course, you know how the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman interaction ended. 
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Monday, March 4, 2013

Scalia Shows His True Color and His Activism

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After few days, allow me to look back at how some media perceived and reacted to Antonin Scalia's 'probing' the nation (via the SCOTUS) for the highest level of voter suppression.


We know for certain the US Constitution did not include passages (articles nor other words) related to the vote for people of color and for over 150 years did not include the right to vote for women.  The Constitution was amended to include voting rights for Black people and amended dated February 26, 1869 to allow women the right to vote. It seems intriguing Scalia's remarks about race and voting entitlements were spoken almost to the day 140 plus later.


Topically related Amendments to the US Constitution.



15thProhibits the denial of suffrage based
on race, color, or previous condition of  

servitude
  Feb. 26, 1869 - Feb.3, 1870 Full  text

19thEstablishes women's suffrageJune 4, 1919-  August 18, 1920Full text


2ndProtects an individual's right to bear armsSept. 25, 1789 -  Dec. 15, 1791 Full text



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Suffrage From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

Suffragepolitical franchise, or simply franchise, distinct from other rights to vote, is the right to vote gained through the democratic process.
If you are not at least somewhat concerned about GOP and conservative attempts to enact voter restrictions as election winning strategy, you either feel you have no worries (based on your race or gender), or you are insensitive to the rights of all Americans. Thus, you are fertile ground for the RNC and GOP.  You are are literally Rience Priebus, Karl Rove and Fox News gullible.  While you may not fully support GOP denial of Constitutional rights, any personal indifference places you well within the web of hardcore right-wing dogma and physical (voter suppression) manifestations.

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