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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Michelle Obama and Melania

Michelle Obama…the most elegant, classy, sophisticated, poised First Lady in history. And tied with Hillary as the most educated — the only two in history to hold doctorate-level degrees. Only three first ladies have had graduate degrees: Laura Bush had a Masters in Library Science; Michelle and Hillary each have a juris doctorate.
And no two women have been more maligned in modern history than Michelle and Hillary.
But the ugly talk heaped upon Michelle by conservatives has been especially insidious because it centered on the racist theme that black people are “mentally inferior.”
I’ve always felt a connection with Michelle — her undergraduate degree was in Sociology, same as mine; she got her degree in 1985, same year I did; she graduated from law school and took the bar exam in 1988, same as me.
But because of white privilege, I didn’t have the same obstacles she had.
Michelle had already moved into her freshman dorm at Princeton when Alice Brown drove all night from New Orleans to drop off her daughter, Catherine Donnelly, at the front door of the dorm, while she went on to the Nassau Inn to rest. Catherine got all settled-in and acquainted with her new roommate before heading over to the hotel to report to her mother. And what her mother heard, made her head spin. Mrs. Brown was “horrified” — her word. She stormed over to the administrative office and demanded that her daughter be reassigned to other living quarters: “I told them we weren’t used to living with black people — Catherine is from the South.”
Michelle was 17; she was so intelligent she had skipped 2nd Grade; she had graduated at the top of her class from a high school for gifted students; she had been accepted to one of the top colleges in America, based on merit, not on affirmative action.
And a white woman from the former Confederacy pitched the mother of all fits simply because Michelle was black.
In 2008, we had a God-given opportunity to bridge the color divide in this country. People of color make up only 13% of the population. And only 13% of that 13% voted. Yet, President Obama received more votes than any other president in the entire history of our country. And that was because 43% of the white voters joined with the voters of color to put a black man in the White House.
And we didn’t do it just for that purpose; we didn’t do it out of “white guilt” as conservatives dismissively call it — we did it because we saw an extraordinary man of uncommon wisdom and brilliance and we knew he was exactly who our country needed to lead us out of the economic collapse and global upheaval which we had been left with after years of failed conservative policies.
So of course Michelle was finally proud of her country when 43% of the white voters in America asked her to move into the White House as the First Lady of the United States; when white people who once made her feel unwelcome in a dorm room were now welcoming her into the most prestigious living quarters in America.
But white conservative Christians couldn’t give it up. Their selfish pride prevented them from mustering even the tiniest bit of empathy that would have allowed them to see the world through the eyes of Michelle; to understand why she was finally proud of her country.
The same event which presented us with the greatest opportunity since the Emancipation Proclamation to bridge the color divide, so horrified them that they launched an eight-year character lynching of President Obama, smearing him, lying about him, robbing him of credit for his unparalleled-in-modern-history turnaround of the US economy, saddling him with blame for things which rightly belong at the feet of Bush and the Republican-controlled congress, repeating over and over and over, “he has taken over our country” and “we need to take our country back.”
And this is the problem with Melania Trump using verbatim lines from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech. It’s not about plagiarism. It’s not about Melania being “dishonest” or “lying.”
It’s not about her past modeling. It’s not about her morals — liberals berating her and calling her a “tramp” should be ashamed. We can’t be hypersensitive to disparaging comments about Hillary while unleashing a torrent of hateful misogynistic attacks on Melania.
What this is about is the same thing most everything has been about in the last eight years.
It’s the hypocrisy.
The hypocrisy rooted in racism.
It’s the racist hypocrisy that allows you conservatives to laud and applaud words from the lips of a white woman, after scorning and shaming a black woman who previously uttered those same words.
It’s the racist hypocrisy that makes you heap praise and platitudes on a white woman with no degree, after denigrating and disparaging a black woman with a doctorate-level degree.
It’s the racist hypocrisy that causes you to elevate a white woman whose claim to fame is baring her bosoms, after eviscerating a black woman for wearing dresses with no sleeves.
But opportunity still awaits — it’s never too late to do the right thing.
After eight years of demonizing President Obama and claiming without evidence that he created the new racial tensions; after accusing him, without facts, of instigating violence against law enforcement, we can still fix this.
It merely requires summoning our better angels to rise above our fears and let go of our pride so we can open our hearts to others and see the world through their eyes.
And the burden of the first step lies upon white shoulders.
We broke it.
We need to fix it.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The "D" . . . is silent

First night of the RNC.....T & P equal Toilet/Paper???

 Not you Stephen.......

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Democrats that Lift my Spiritual Confidence

Lord, Please let this cycle of  . . .The Truth be Told.... continue in America! Year 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Lie Witness News - MLK Day Edition

The people who believe that MLK would endorse Trump are probably the same people who are going to vote for Trump.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Interesting Blogger Friend ....

McKinney: Where Police Turn a Pool Party into a Texas Rodeo - See more at:

By now most of the Western world has seen the sickening video coming out of McKinney, Texas of local police tunring a simple pool party into a potential riot zone. Nothing in this video represented responsible community policing. In fact, the scene more resembled what one might expect at a Texas rodeo! From the opening montage of the officer running wild and tumling like a bucking bull, it was clear that these cops did not show up to bring calm and restore law and order. They were on the hunt.

The worst moment of the nine-plus minute video is footage of Cpl. Eric Casebolt wrestling a 15 year-old girl to the ground and placing his knees and bull body weight on the small of her back. This type of treatment, usually reserved for calves in a rodeo arena, was on full display in a suburban neighborhood. We can no longer tolerate these “cowboys” with badges who, in the case of Cpl. Casebolt, deem it necessary to draw his weapon on a group of unarmed black teens who are coming to the aid of a young girl he is brutally manhandling. Someone with such disregard for young, unarmed members of our society has no business policing our communities. I am calling for the McKinney Police Department to fire Cpl. Eric Casebolt immediately! He should have no problem finding employment in another line of work. I hear the Texas Rodeo is hiring. He already shows he has the experience. 

Monday, July 27, 2015


A good read - AntiMedia website
Another war hawk who was brutally incorrect on the Iraq War is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In 2002, he testified to a congressional committee between his stints as Israeli Prime Minister, billed a “foreign policy expert.” In his testimony, he said, “…there is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking and is working and is advancing toward the development of nuclear weapons — no question whatsoever…Saddam is hell-bent on achieving nuclear capabilities as soon as he can.”

As we now know, not a word of what Netanyahu uttered was correct. As the 2006 Senate Intelligence Committee Report noted—start reading on page 52 for the conclusions— Iraq was not working on nuclear weapons and Saddam was not hell-bent on achieving nuclear capabilities.

Today, Netanyahu is leading the charge against the nuclear deal with Iran, calling it “a bad mistake of historic proportions.”  This is the same person who in 2002 wrongly accused Iraq of building a nuclear weapon and heavily lobbied the U.S. Congress to use force against Iraq.

In his testimony before Congress, he said,”If you take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region.” He was wrong then—and he is wrong now.


a rightwing populist with a strong appeal in evangelical circles, finished second in the Republican primaries in 2008 after winning the Iowa caucus. He went on to work as a host for Fox News.

Running for the White House a second time, he is lagging in the 16-strong GOP field, which was led in a CNN poll released on Sunday by Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker. Only the top 10 GOP candidates will participate in the first debate, in Cleveland on 6 August 2016.

In its statement, the National Justice Defence Center (NJDC) added that though “it is almost pointless to demand Governor Huckabee apologize for his remarks”, other Republican candidates should do just that.

“Republicans have fallen over themselves to speak out against Donald Trump’s outrageous rhetoric on immigration and veterans,” the NJDC said. “Will they now do the same and speak out against this unacceptable attack against President Obama that smears the memory of Holocaust victims … or will they stand by in silence and implicit approval?”

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Laying Claim to my Gorgeous Natural Hair

In the fourth episode of How to Get Away with Murder, Annalise (Viola Davis) takes off her wig and makeup before confronting her husband. It’s a scene that quickly became the show’s stand-out moment, one that showcased Annalise taking off her metaphorical armorand one that the actress says was her idea.

“I’m claiming it,” Davis said in a new interview with EssenceI’m a woman. I like to see women on TV. I like to see real women on TV. That for me is what’s inspiring and that for me is exciting.

When I see an archetype of womanhood on TV, it depresses me.”

Viola Davis went on to say that constantly being fully made-up on the show would make her seem like a Barbie, something that’s “not human.” “Human is, ‘I have to take this hair off at night,’ she said. “African-American women, we wear a lot of wigs. We take our makeup off. We don’t walk great in shoes. We’re not necessarily likeable or always a size two. Some of us have deep voices and then you’re just going to have to deal with it.”

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Forever Happy! State of the Union!


I'm one happy girl for Mr Prez!

Number of Days ~ President Barack Obama Has Left in Office

Time until Friday, January 20, 2017 (Washington DC time)


I have no more campaigns to run....

My Only Agenda......

A moment of ...  Say it loud --- I'm black and I'm proud!

Barack Obama (D, incumbent, won 2012 election)

Experience: President of the United States
Residence: Washington, DC
Family: Married, 2 children
Education: BA, Columbia University; JD, Harvard Law School
Official Website:
Barack Obama (born Aug. 4, 1961) is the incumbent Democratic president,

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Torture doesn’t work!

It’s official: torture doesn’t work. Waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, did not in fact “produce the intelligence that allowed us to get Osama bin Laden," as former Vice President Dick Cheney asserted in 2011. Those are among the central findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation and detention after 9/11.

Read more: self-defeating stupidity of torture might come as news to Americans who’ve heard again and again from Cheney and other political leaders that torture “worked.” Professional interrogators, however, couldn’t be less surprised. We know that legal, rapport-building interrogation techniques are the best way to obtain intelligence, and that torture tends to solicit unreliable information that sets back investigations.

Yes, torture makes people talk—but what they say is often untrue. Seeking to stop the pain, people subjected to torture tend to say what they believe their interrogators want to hear.
The report is essential because it makes clear the legal, moral, and strategic costs of torture. President Obama and congressional leaders should use this opportunity to push for legislation that solidifies the ban on torture and cruel treatment.

Terms like “waterboarding” and “enhanced interrogation” obscure the brutal, sometimes bloody, reality. It was about the delivery of pain.

Read more:

Bush - Cheney - Rice = dehumanizing and barbaric

I am going rogue... God help me.     It's not a deep seated hate....just /// just...////

He's a sick bastard!  A Dick-head!
Dumb Dub-yah. . . It’s become common to speak about Bush as a kind of lovable buffoon. We joke about how dumb he was and roll our eyes at the idea that he got elected twice. This is a mistake. Bush, and especially the people he put in charge of the country, committed unforgivable crimes. To let him off the hook with a sigh and a shrug is to absolve him of the kind of barbaric wrongdoing that he knowingly committed.
Many have noted that part of George W. Bush’s success in spite of a glaring lack of intelligence or eloquence was his folksy charm. He’s the president voters wanted to have a beer with. But with the release of the Senate’s new and devastating report on torture methods used by the CIA after September 11, 2001, we get a stunning reminder of why you don’t elect your drinking buddies to be the leader of the free world.

And then there is Dick Cheney.
Republicans like to criticize President Obama for his lack of leadership, but in comparison to Bush, Obama looks like Napoleon. No one on Earth could say that Vice President Joe Biden is the one really calling the shots in the White House, Obama has consistently exerted his will in the Oval Office. Bush, on the other hand, was led around on a leash by Cheney and the CIA.
According to the newly released report, Bush had almost no idea what the CIA or Cheney were up to until it had already happened. Frequently, decisions that should have been run by the president stopped at Cheney, leaving Bush to later play catch up 

President George W. Bush was never briefed by the Central Intelligence Agency on the details of harsh interrogation techniques and secret detention of terror suspects for the first four years of the controversial program, and when he did find out the details, he was “uncomfortable” with some of the practices, according to the long-awaited report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Powell and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld were briefed on the interrogation techniques sometime in 2003, the committee report states. Other top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, also eventually received briefings about the details of the program, but not the president himself.

In 2008 on CBS:
Vice President Dick Cheney, meanwhile, said “it’s a good thing” that top al Qaeda figures underwent the harsh interrogation tactic in 2002 and 2003, claiming they were forced to give up information that helped protect the country and saved “thousands” of American lives.
“It’s a good thing we had them in custody, and it’s a good thing we found out what they knew,” said Cheney, speaking Thursday to a meeting of conservative Republicans in Washington.
Then in 2014:
“If I would have to do it all over again, I would,” Cheney told the gathering, according to “The Eagle,” the school newspaper. “The results speak for themselves.”
And yet here’s the thing: The results don’t speak for themselves. In fact, nobody outside of Fox News now believes that torture has done anything other than cause suffering and lower America’s dignity. The new report puts that in devastating relief when it concludes that waterboarding, the torture technique beloved by Cheney and said to have helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden, did not “produce the intelligence that allowed us to get Osama bin Laden.” Cheney must have known that. He just kept lying and hoped a report like this never came out.
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