Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Healthcare Now!

Here's a message I received from the president:

I'm writing to you on a great day for America.

This morning, I gathered with members of Congress, my administration, and hardworking volunteers from every part of the country to sign comprehensive health care reform into law. Thanks to the immeasurable efforts of so many, the dream of reform is now a reality.

Teaching Stupid

You know, like teaching math or science. Now, there's teaching "stupid." The sad thing is, a lot of people would pass.

Twisting History in Texas

Healthcare Now!

Just wanna have a record of the immediate benefits of healthcare:

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Damn.: ACORN Finally Cracks For Good

I can hardly even enjoy the signing ceremony for the health care reform bill and the little boy wearing the tie that matches Obamas's tie. Now, Stephanie Menciner thinks once people actually experience the bill's provisions and Grandma doesn't die, the tea parties just might. (Well . . . Grandma probably will die, but it won't be by the hand of some government bureaucrats.) But not even that makes me feel better. The tea pots just rallied around hate and fear and failed conservative policies. ACORN actually helped people.

ACORN Finally Cracks For Good
A right wing target falls for good; "community organizing" is forever marked as un-American.
By Adam Weinstein | Mon Mar. 22, 2010 3:35 PM PDT

Congratulations, Andrew Breitbart and James O'Keefe. You killed ACORN. Who's next? The Salvation Army?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Party Like It's 1773 . . . Make That 1963!!

I've said before the first tip-off to the racism of the tea party "movement" was that they were reaching to a time antebellum, before that awful war of "yankee aggression." That others tried to deny the racism was to me a joke, but at times I did entertain them. I wanted to display an open mind. My mom used to tell me, "Seek to understand before you seek to be understood."

That Joan Walsh seems to have taken a year to come to terms with that, which may be a reflection of racism on the left - their annoying habit of giving white racists the benefit of doubt for the sake of being objective, it sort of sad in itself. I mean, damn. They really did have to spit at black Congressmen and call them niggers and call Rep. Barney Frank a faggot for someone to just accept that, yes, they're a bunch of homophobic racists in the order of the KKK.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Little Less Racist Isn't Good Enough

Just passing this around courtesy Credo . . .

Dear Friend,

The crack hysteria of the 1980s brought about one of the most discriminatory laws on our books -- a law that treats every gram of crack cocaine as equivalent to 100 grams of powder cocaine.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Reparations: Pay Me My Money!!

I just watched Coal Country. At some point, this lady is talking about the family cemetary. She's standing on top of a grave. She mentions that the land she lives on currently, an ancestor received as payment for fighting in a war. The government gave land tracts in lieu of money. One the gravestone is the guy's name and "Revolutionary War."

What the what?!

Say it with me: People die. Money gains compound interest.

Change the World with Very Little Things

Did you ever realize that Jesus calls money "very little?" (Luke 16:10, check it out.) So trust and believe, those little things you do that you think mean nothing can mean everything. That's the case whether you're a believer or not. When we think of the Giants of History, the Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubmans, Frederick Douglasses and Medgar Evers - at the end of day, what they did was actually little.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm Sure You've Heard This Before . . .

. . . cause I have. If a person can't debate the impact of racism on the facts, they resort to citing the potential for acquiring a "victim mentality" as the reason blacks shouldn't dwell on racism. 'Cause,' the rationalization goes, 'if we think about it too much, we'll just give up and not try to succeed in life. ' If the inherent racism of such notions weren't bad enough, the sheer ignorance of history is. Just in case you have heard it and want to add some extra pop to your retort.

Another thing I find insulting about this argument? Those who mention it acknowledge the extent the racism, even if unintentionally; but, they never talk about ending racism or ways to counter it - just that we shouldn't talk about it. Oh, and they don't suggest not talking about race or racial topics, just not racism.

Now, I haven't finished the article yet, but Tim Wise is a favorite anti-racism activist of mine. But since I did skim it putting in the links and section titles, I can tell you that he mentions the ignorance of history, too. Great minds think like mines!  ~ No1KState

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