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1. “Have you ever noticed how all composite pictures of wanted criminals resemble Jesse Jackson?”


2. “Right. So you go into Darfur and you go into South Africa, you get rid of the white government there. You put sanctions on them. You stand behind Nelson Mandela — who was bankrolled by communists for a time, had the support of certain communist leaders. You go to Ethiopia. You do the same thing.”


3. “Look, let me put it to you this way: the NFL all too often looks like a game between the Bloods and the Crips without any weapons. There, I said it.”


4. “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.”


5. “They’re 12 percent of the population. Who the hell cares?”


6. [To an African American female caller]: “Take that bone out of your nose and call me back.”


7.”I think the media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well.  They’re interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well.  I think there’s a little hope invested in McNabb and he got a lot of credit for the performance of his team that he really didn’t deserve.”


8 “We need segregated buses… This is Obama’s America.”


9 “Obama’s entire economic program is reparations.”


10. Limbaugh has called Obama a ‘halfrican American’ has said that Obama was not Black but Arab because Kenya is an Arab region, even though Arabs are less than one percent of Kenya. Since mainstream America has become more accepting of African-Americans, Limbaugh has decided to play against its new racial fears, Arabs and Muslims. Despite the fact Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law school, Limbaugh has called him an ‘affirmative action candidate.’ Limbaugh even has repeatedly played a song on his radio show ‘Barack the Magic Negro’ using an antiquated Jim Crow era term for Black a man who many Americans are supporting for president. Way to go Rush.

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The Republican war on voting finally made its way to the Supreme Court, and soon we’ll know whether or not our conservative court will reverse more than 50 years of social progress on voting rights.

Not to wish any harm on anyone but I sure hope President Obama gets to appoint two or more new justices.

(to P.A.)

Do you supposed his appointees will get Borked?)

I would not doubt it. Hopefully he can find some moderate jurists that could squeak through. All I ask is that we get someone who is not a hard right winger or an extreme leftist.

Actually there is a lot of the Supreme's plate this term.

As to what will be decided has to wait until the decision and the basis of the decision.  

The voting rights act has the issue with enforcement, and it relates to Jim Crow laws and how they were applied in the Old South states that were particularly identified for federal oversight as to what was done and not done as required by the act.  The issue is related to time and to fairness in those states as to how long the feds have extra-jurisdiction in those states as compared to others.

The Court has already made decisions on other voter rights issues such as voter ID and will again in the future.  The issue in this case is the voter franchise as to how it is implemented and what can not be done to be compliant.  

And yes, he does, the president could be able to make appointments but whether he can get senate approval is problematical if the appointee is way out and if not a one-for-one replacement of the supposed prior justice's political values. 


If one of the conservatives leaves I don't think they should expect the president to nominate another one. We had a election and elections mean something.

Most likely is Ginsberg while it is a question as to how long Scalia will last...

Here are the Supremes!

 Roberts  - is 58 -  appointed by George W. Bush

Ginsberg - will be 78 - Clinton

Scalia - will be 77 - Reagan

Kennedy - will be 77 - Reagan

Breyer - will be 73 - Clinton

Thomas - will be 63 - George H. Bush

Alito - will be 63 - George H. Bush

Sotomayo - will be 59 - Obama

Kagan - will be 53 - Obama

So, it would most be likely Scalia or Kennedy beyond replacing Ginsberg that would shift the balance.


There are so many racists any yet they all try to deny it, very discouraging that people choose to be ignorant and stupid.

I'm hoping we get the Clinton's on the Supreme Court, both of them. :-)

after the gerrymandering to negate minority voting that has occurred, does it take a special set of blinders to be unable to see that racism is still alive and well in america? and do those blinders extend to the justices upon the supreme court...

Massachusetts officials came out swinging this week after Chief Justice John Roberts argued in a hearing on the constitutionality of a part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that Mississippi may be more sensitive to black voting rights than Massachusetts.


In a vivid argument in which the lawyers and justices drew varying lessons from the legacies of slavery, the Civil War and the civil rights movement, the court’s conservative wing suggested that the modern South had outgrown its troubled past and that the legal burdens on the nine states were no longer justified.

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. asked skeptically whether “the citizens in the South are more racist than citizens in the North.” Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, whose vote is probably crucial, asked whether Alabama today is an “independent sovereign” or whether it must live “under the trusteeship of the United States government.”

Justice Antonin Scalia said the law, once a civil rights landmark, now amounted to a “perpetuation of racial entitlement.”


I'd laugh at the GOP's insistence that "racism is over", is I wasn't so sickened by how often it still rears its' head - And by how much the GOP depends on it.

Just the other day, I was reading the Washington Post online, and I did something I've never done before: I flagged a comment as "obscene". Because what it contained (And how it made it past the WaPo's automated filters is a good question) was a pinheaded teabagger racist rant that wouldn't have looked out of place on a KKK pamphlet.

Claiming that every last black American is a freeloading welfare queen who voted for "Obammy" because he was going to hand the reigns of power over to the Black Panthers was just the tip of this scumbags' rancid iceberg. It read like something a sub-literate White Supremacist would hand out at country & western bars and paramilitary gun shows - Pure fiction, brimming with loathing, paranoia and hatred, all filtered through the self-pitying "victim" pretense.

I have to wonder - How do people whose great-great-great-grandparents weren't even alive when the Civil War ended, feel that they're heroic holdouts, still fighting it - Like those stories you'd hear about Japanese soldiers hiding in caves 30 years after WW II ended ? What kind of cracked-brain believes that to be honorable ?

Voucher school textbook defines ‘hippies’ as followers of rock stars who may have worshipped Satan


A school participating in Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's controversial voucher program is apparently using a history book that teaches its eighth-grade students that "hippies" were dirty followers of Satan-worshipping rock musicians.

The textbook, “America: Land I Love," includes a section on the counterculture movement of the 1960s.

Here's a paragraph taken from that section, which was published Wednesday by AmericaBlog.com:

Many young people turned to drugs and immoral lifestyles; these youth became known as hippies. They went without bathing, wore dirty, ragged, unconventional clothing, and deliberately broke all codes of politeness or manners. Rock music played an important part in the hippie movement and had great influence over the hippies. Many of the rock musicians they followed belonged to Eastern religious cults or practiced Satan worship.

It's not clear which school is using the aforementioned textbook. John Aravosis, who published the text on AmericaBlog, said the source was "a friend" who sent him a photo of the section.


But this isn't the first time books used in Jindal's voucher program—which allows poor and middle-class students the opportunity to attend private schools that often have religion-based curricula—have been called into question. Last fall, Mother Jones magazine published a list of "14 wacky 'facts' kids will learn in Louisiana's voucher schools."

Among them:

"A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well."—United States History for Christian Schools, 2nd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 1991


"[The Ku Klux] Klan in some areas of the country tried to be a means of reform, fighting the decline in morality and using the symbol of the cross. Klan targets were bootleggers, wife-beaters, and immoral movies. In some communities it achieved a certain respectability as it worked with politicians."—United States History for Christian Schools, 3rd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 2001

Last month, Jindal defended the program in Washington.

"To oppose school choice is to put the wishes of the adults who control the status quo ahead of the needs of our children," Jindal said. "To oppose school choice is to oppose equal opportunity."




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