I have a guilty habit of reading entertainment gossip blogs (I know it’s wrong but I just can’t stop!) Never thought I’d agree so strongly with a famous actor/author/adulterer. But Ethan Hawke has got it right on:

We’re in desperate need of a Martin Luther King, a Mahatma Gandhi, a Nelson Mandela; the Middle East is in desperate need of somebody to rise up and lead. I always think about how nearly every major city in this country has a Martin Luther King Boulevard, King’s picture is up in every classroom… and everyone universally admires him – but we all know what he would say about the Iraq war. We turn a blind eye to the things we know he would tell us.

Where is the Black leader who actually leads with moral clarity and a loud clear voice for human and civil rights? For peace, against torture and for fairness to people like nurses and teachers?

A lot of people want that person to be Barack Obama — but this person prbably has to come from outside elected office to truly talk back at the system? IMHO, *none* of our current leaders are cutting the mustard. Without strong moral leadership on politics ans society, we risk losing Generation Y who do not know the Struggle like Gen X, the Baby Boomers, the Greatest Generation and so on. We risk their opting out of a system that appears to have a blatant disregard for human life (Katrina) and human lives (Iraq, FoleyGate, etc). Why participate in a system that appears meaningless and corrupt? We need clear inspiring answers to those questions or we could lose more than elections in the future.

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Girlfriend — you are going to need more than a little Revlon Coffee Sensation Concealer to cover up the fact that you were briefed well before Sept 11 on the threat posed by Al Qaeda — and did nothing. Or at least nothing that prevented the disaster.

Girlfriend — a lie like that? That you get caught in? Someone is using some powerful stuff to relax your famous hair because it seems to be relaxing your mind too. Did you really think we’d fall for the old “I don’t recall” line? 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 sounds pretty scary to me. We all know you’re a strong Black woman and not easily scared. But there’s a fine line between strong…and stupid.

Girlfriend — I don’t hear you talking back to Sen. Bill Frist about his idea of allowing the Taliban — the same people who aided and comforted (and continue to do so) Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda — to share in the government in Afghanistan and that we should just give up trying to fight them. If that isn’t soft on terror, frankly I don’t know what is.

Condi Rice, girlfriend — it’s time to take responsibility for your failures on national security and step down. Or maybe if you just keep on smilin’, simperin’ and a-shufflin’ no one will even notice your race traitor tendencies!

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“Booksmarts ain’t nothin without some common sense.” So many would-be father figures in my life have shared this sagely advice with me, I think it may be the first set of words I ever heard.

But, for all her advanced education (the media just won’t let us forget that classical piano playing, Phi Beta Kappa-in, PhD totin, four language speakin, former Stanford provost) and clear intelligence (much of it wasted in the service of an administration inspired by incompetence and single-minded arrogance), Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice hasn’t seemed to master even the booksmarts part, for she has demonstrated a remarkable inability to read.

STRIKE 1: Summer 2004. Hearings before the 9/11 Commission in the US Capitol

Rice declares, “Had we thought that there was an attack coming in Washington or New York, we would have moved heaven and earth to try and stop it.”

Ah, but then she was pressed about the existence of a certain now-rockstar memo (so famous that I’m expecting any day to see the August 6 PDB on the cover of US Weekly, dating Flava Flave). From her “had we thought there was an attack coming” testimony, Condi adjusted quickly, according to CNN:

“Asked by Democratic commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste, a former Watergate prosecutor who has read the memo, to recall the title, Rice said: “I believe the title was ‘Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States.’” (emphasis most certainly added by me)

STRIKE 2: September 2006, shortly after former President Bill Clinton’s verbal drop kick on Fox News

As I reported last week, Condi came out swinging post-Clinton not-all-Democrats-will-take-this-b.s. moment, saying then, “We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda,” and clearly trying to put the full blame for 9/11 on Bubba.

Yet, in a second blow to her “Terrorism? What Terrorism?” moment, Rice was forced to acknowledge the existence of this:

a memo from counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke to Rice included the 2000 document, “Strategy for Eliminating the Threat from the Jihadist Networks of al-Qida: Status and Prospects.” (this time I added italics and bold. Watch out now!)

STRIKE 3: October 2006, aka Yesterday, the Tenet Meeting

Good ol’ Bob Woodward surprises all of us. After throwing two fake right punches with Bush at War and Plan of Attack, his third book lands solidly on the dome of the Bush administration in State of Denial. In this book, Woodward cites a July 10, 2001 meeting between then-CIA director and precious medal-collector George Tenet, Rice and the CIA’s top counter-terrorism officer named — why does this feel appropriate? — Cofer Black.

According to Newsday:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she cannot recall then-CIA chief George Tenet warning her of an impending al-Qaida attack two months before the Sept. 11 attacks, but according to news reports a review of White House records has determined that Tenet did brief her and other top officials

Sadly, I had no opportunity to emphasize a memo but a briefing is pretty close.

Ms. Rice, what were you doing as National Security Advisor if not reading urgent memos about impending attacks and listening to the head of the CIA and a spook named Mr. Black echo the same? In my experience, academics such as yourself are the best when it comes to memos and meetings, yet you cannot recall?

I’m sorry, but the Bob Erlichman defense just doesn’t cut it for me.

It always surprised me that Rice was so broadly approved for the job of Sec’y of State. After claiming that “who could imagine the terrorists would attack us with planes?” (uh, the creators of Flight Simulator!?!?) I thought it absurd to reward nonsense with a promotion.

However, we’re up to strike three, and it’s time to toss somebody out of the game. The final insult to me is that so many want to see Rice as president. Here’s my plan to squash that ignorant idea: the people who want her to run should send her a high priority memo.

Something like, “AMERICANS DOOMED TO HIGHLY DAMAGING YET PREDICTABLE DOMESTIC ATTACK AT THE INTERSECTION OF CHICAGO’S WEST MAIN AND 4TH STREET IN NOVEMBER 2008 UNLESS CONDOLEEZA RICE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT.”

Sing Along with me, boys and girls!!! Rated XXX so it’s safe for Congressional Pages, too!

…He’s making a list
And checking it twice;
Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice
Rep. Mark “Chester” Foley (R-FL) is coming to town!

He sees you when you are sleeping
He knows when you’re awake (or on IM!)
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good (or very very bad) for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out!
You better not cry
Better not pout
I’m telling you why
Rep. Mark “Maf54″ Foley (R-FL) is coming to town…

G.O.P. — the Grand Old Party of Gross Old Pedophilia. Check out CorrenteWire’s full history of Republicans being “ahem” naughty: Refresh Your Memory: The GOP Has Always Been the Party of Perverts

The White House and Republican Leadership’s attempts to minimize what has happened is disgusting, cynical and will likely backfire in their faces. Emailing/im’ing sexy stuff to teenage boys and the attempts to cover it up is something my grandmother (who votes) can easily understand. And won’t like one little bit. I think a lot of everyday American parents will join her in that attitude. The peril is the old chestnut — “oh it’s all a big mess of evil up there in Washington”. Don’t fall into that trap, folks. We need to turn that thinking into real energy to change the composition of who’s up there.

The GOP moralizing we’ve all endured over the past few years has turned out to be false and hollow. Republican House Leaders allowed the fox to look after the hen house and now they are scrambling. It won’t work. It’s just a shame that everyone has seen all those Dateline sex predator tv specials. See we all know what predators look, do and sound like online. And offline if they get the chance. Foley is toast and so is anyone who protected him. To mix a couple of metaphors: Someone will have to be thrown to the wolves or under the bus to satisfy the rest of America that the GOP actually cares about children — it’s an election season. It’s just a question of who and when. But Foley is not the only rep that will be stepping down is my guess. Who’d thunk the October Surprise would come early and go down like this?!?

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I figured my first turn at the racial roundup post should be inspired by an extra black authenticity. Thus, it is one day late! CP Time, yall. CP Time. Here we go:

Is Tupac’s home changin?
Booker Rising discusses the declining black population of Oakland, CA and the impact on black businesses. Berkeley’s North Gate News provides the context:

Barnett, who lives in East Oakland, has considered moving to the suburbs. He said he understands why people go. “People are leaving because it’s so hard in Oakland right now,” he said. “There are few jobs, high crime, and the schools are horrible. People want to go somewhere where their kids have a chance.”

Sounds like “Black Flight” to me, and it’s hard to blame folks, but some see a solution in joining up. From the same article:

Other black businesses have even joined the Latino Chamber of Commerce.

Meanwhile, further downstate…

Black folks try to give Heismann to brown folks
The Daily Breeze is reporting about attempts from some black residents in Gardena, CA to block a Latino market from coming to town.

About 75 neighbors packed the Gardena council chambers on Tuesday night to express opposition to the Numero Uno Market slated for the corner of Rosecrans and Normandie avenues.

“Everything coming into Gardena on our side is in Spanish,” resident Dorothy Dawson said. “I thought we were in America.”

That’s funny, Sista Dorothy. I’m pretty sure white folks said the same thing about your people when yall decided to leave the plantations.



Is integration necessary for Survival?

After only two weeks of its race-based team structure, Survivor has forcibly integrated its teams for the remainder of the season. The AP explains:

…after only two episodes, producers merged the black, white, Asian and Latino tribes into two mixed-race gangs on the CBS reality show Thursday night. No explanation was given for the quick abandonment of segregation; it seemed to pass by so quickly as to mean nothing.

“We’re back to America. We’re a melting pot,” said Parvati, a boxer on the new Raro tribe. “I love it.”

Parvati clearly got hit in the head too many times. What an idiot. I suppose next he’ll add, “now we can all get along happily ever after and pet kittens.”


Sambo continues expansion to include WWE

The HeraldSun in Durham, NC reported on a local activist outraged by two soon-to-be-released wrestling characters known as Cryme Tyme. Check out the ads that have been running in the leadup.

Here’s a partial transcript.

Announcer: “Yo, yo, yo, yo. Pop a 40 and check your rollies. It’s Cryme Tyme.”

[scene of stereotypical, cell phone-chatting white male walking through stereotypical ghetto.]

Announcer: “Oh snap. looks like homeboy made a wrong turn coming home from Banana Republic.”
GenericWhiteGuy: “You know I haven’t seen a Starbucks in like five blocks?”
Announcer: “You want coffee, G? Well, the good news is there’s something tall black and smooth right behind you.”

[on screen, stereotypical, large, menacing, black man approaches stereotypical cell phone-chatting white male walking through stereotypical ghetto.]

GenericWhiteGuy: “I think I’m in the hood.”
Announcer: “The bad news is this ain’t no venti skim latte. This is Cryme Tyme.”

Amazing. I guess wrestling isn’t the place you go for lessons in racial tolerance. All of its characters are extreme stereotypes, but that doesn’t make this latest entry any easier to follow.

Imagine if a leading Iraqi or Afghani politician — or President Pervez Musharraf were to say something publicly to the media like:

“It’s hard for [Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis], all of us, including me, to understand what’s wrong with these people,” he said. “Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Muslims and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Catholics, Protestants, Jews? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me.“

How seriously would you take such a man or woman and their grasp of basic world history and politics? Likely you would consider this person to be at best an uneducated buffoon and at worst a bigot.

How then must the words of famous racist Trent Lott appear abroad (let alone here in the U.S.):

“It’s hard for Americans, all of us, including me, to understand what’s wrong with these people,” he said. “Why do they kill people of other religions because of religion? Why do they hate the Israelis and despise their right to exist? Why do they hate each other? Why do Sunnis kill Shiites? How do they tell the difference? They all look the same to me.

Speak for yourself, Lott, when you defend Strom Thurmond’s segregation-based presidential campaign or when describing the American interest or sense of the socio-political situation in Iraq. My only hope is that your constituents remember how difficult it probably is for you to tell them apart too come election time. (Source: ThinkProgress)

That’s what the Bush Adminstration wants to do. Apparently the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are too limiting for this “new” war on terrorism. (The terrorism happened 5 years ago. We have not been directly attacked since. What’s so new, exactly?) Bush doesn’t like it — it leaves many of his activities somewhat extra-legal and possibly impeachable. Time to flip the script!

So far the Black and Latino politically-oriented blogs have been silent on the Detainee Bill being debated in the House and Senate unlike many other bloggers. That’s mighty strange. I too was reluctant to write about it. Why? Because it scares me to death. Barack Obama himself had to be poked and prodded into saying something.

Minorities will be targeted under this new and improved “interpretation” of the Constitution. Rest assured that it will be predominantly minorities who are detained indefinitely and tortured with no legal recourse available to defend themselves. Most at risk: American Muslims and anyone who looks like they might be or know a Muslim. “Sympathizers” — uh, that means you, white people — will also be targeted.

According to the Justice Policy Institute, which advocates a more lenient system of punishment, the United States has a higher rate of incarceration than any other country, followed by Britain, China, France, Japan and Nigeria.

There were 726 inmates for every 100,000 U.S. residents by June 30, 2004, compared with 716 a year earlier, according to the report by the Justice Department agency. In 2004, one in every 138 U.S. residents was in prison or jail; the previous year it was one in every 140.

In 2004, 61% of prison and jail inmates were of racial or ethnic minorities, the government said. An estimated 12.6% of all black men in their late 20s were in jails or prisons, as were 3.6% of Hispanic men and 1.7% of white men in that age group, the report said.

(Source: USAToday)

I almost can’t believe it’s happening. After all President Bush has done. After the many false and dangerous paths he has led the nation down, why now give him even more power? How about more oversight over where the money for the Iraq war is going, over why the Taliban are coming back into power, over why Osama Bin Laden is still at large. I could go on.

It is a new level of cowardice for anyone to think that turning away from our historic leadership on human rights and civil rights, that turning toward the type of tactics employed by the very dictatorship we have sacrificed so many lives to unseat will do us any good. It will not save us from terrorism. It will only turn us into the enemy we fear most.

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What happens when you combine faith, politics and hip hop sensibility?

You get the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President of the Hip Hop Caucus. He’s worked with Jay-Z, Diddy, Russell Simmons, PFAW and the Congressional Black Caucus on political initiatives. Now he’s working on George Bush and Chris Matthews.

Last week, they led a civil disobedience protest in front of the White House to protest the Iraq War. Yearwood talks about putting humanity first. Funny that the press wants you to look at black ministers who are against gay marriage and against abortion, etc. Ministers like T.D. Jakes who take photo ops with and fundraise for Bush. But when a progressive black leader shows up to confront Bush on his record, you don’t hear a peep? Who took the needle off the record?

This is real civil rights leadership. Right on, Rev. We’re looking forward to hearing and seeing more from you in 2006 – 2008. (Props: PlayaHata)

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Check out this video of a protest in Lansing Michigan featuring Jesse Jackson and MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

Have y’all heard about the plot to kill affirmative action in Michigan? Proposal 2, the Orwellian-named “Michigan Civil Rights Initiative”, is on the ballot for November. It’s not receiving much media attention at the moment, but lead thug/liar/hypocrite Ward Connerly is up to his old tricks boosting a resolution to ban affirmative action as he did in California and Washington state. Might as well call Ward Booker T with quotes like these to his credit:

“Supporting segregation need not be racist. One can believe in segregation and believe in equality of the races.”
-CNN’s “Wolf Blitzer Reports” 12/13/2002

He’s funded by a bunch of right-wing wackos with deep pockets. Affirmative action works for Ward when his wallet needs lining. But apparently no one else should benefit from programs designed to break down barriers to success for minorities. After all, it’s a totally level playing field, right? There is no more racism in America, haven’t you heard?

The video above was taken by a group of ultra-conservative students called the Young Americans for Freedom. How conservative are they? Well, Dan Quayle was a member. YAF equates political correctness with Marxism. They like to make signs that say things like: “Affirmative action is state-sponsored racism”, “Smash Left-Wing Scum” and “Burn All Reds!” Among the enemies of freedom: Cindy Sheehan, Jesse Jackson and the ACLU. Take a look at the Michigan State YAF Recruitment Video for yourself. Charming, ain’t it?

YAF was badly out-numbered in this recent protest. Still, the MCRI initiative is attracting attention and defense from conservatives like George Will and there’s a real threat here. Hopefully Michigan United, a group working against the referendum will prevail. It would sure help though if they put their commercials on YouTube and stopped producing all of their press releases in PDF! Oh and “>props to the NAACP for being on the case — for once! Look, Martin Luther King supported affirmative action, citing special programs for veterans as examples:

“A society that has done something special against the Negro for hundreds of years must now do something special for the Negro…” in order to get to the color-blind society we all dream of. George Allen is a clear example of the bigotry and hatred minorities still face today — in the street and in the workplace.

Let’s think carefully before we so quickly undo the legacy he worked hard and died to help achieve. If you live in MI, please vote No on MCRI.

Rice gets served!

26 Sep 2006

Ha! That’s hilarious cause I didn’t mean it as a pun, but Condi should know betta! Check yoself before you wreck yoself!

Back to Black Clinton. After his no-nonsense action on Fox, Condi came out and basically accused the man of lying:

“We were not left a comprehensive strategy to fight al Qaeda,” Rice told a reporter for the New York Post on Monday. “Big pieces were missing,” Rice added, “like an approach to Pakistan that might work, because without Pakistan you weren’t going to get Afghanistan.”

But hoooold up (wait a minute!). Thanks to RAW STORY

However, RAW STORY has found that just five days after President George W. Bush was sworn into office, a memo from counter-terrorism expert Richard A. Clarke to Rice included the 2000 document, “Strategy for Eliminating the Threat from the Jihadist Networks of al-Qida: Status and Prospects.” This document devotes over 2 of its 13 pages of material to specifically addressing strategies for securing Pakistan’s cooperation in airstrikes against al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Now, I hate to ask this question in public, but why does such a highly educated person have such apparent difficulty reading memos!?!?!?

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Just caught word that fellow rabble rouser Aaron McGruder may be done with his daily strip. As you may know, he took a six month sabbatical, but it looks like he’s sorta kinda not trying to come back.

What had happen was… he saw some of that big time TV and Hollywood money.

Wonkette is in a haterish mood, revealing a complete lack of comedic taste:

In any case, the demise of McGruder’s strip means that the standard newspaper funny page has lost yet another comic strip that wasn’t funny. Newspaper executives promise all the other not-funny comic strips will remain until you die and your neighbors finally cancel your paper.

Go for the gold, soldier, and keep the message strong.

And people, no Dave Chappelle “crazy in Africa” references. That’s just ignorant.

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After Bill Clinton, it’d have to be Oprah, of course!

As the Oprah for President website says:

Oprah Winfrey is famous, scrupulously honest, immensely popular and wealthy in her own right. While she has scant experience in politics, this is hardly a handicap in a world where most people have become disillusioned with “conventional” politics. She knows how to run a large and complex organization…

Even Michael Moore has gotten into the act on his Dude, Where’s My Country website with an action page encouraging folks to plead with Oprah to run for the highest office in the land.

While her lawyers have put the smackdown on lead supporter Patrick Crowe, Oprah now says that her legal posse “over-reacted.” She has also taken the rare step of a political action in endorsing superstar Sen. Barack Obama for president on Larry King. (Transcript from interview here) An excerpt:

“You know what I would say to him,’’ [referring to Patrick Crowe] suggests Winfrey, quickly changing the subject. “I would say, ‘Take your energy and put it in Barack Obama.’ That’s what I would say.’’

“Is that your favorite?’’ King asks.

“That would be my favorite guy,’’ Winfrey explains.
[...later on...]

“Sen. Obama is your senator,’’ King notes.

“He is my senator.’’

“And your choice.’’

“And my choice,’’ Winfrey says. “And I’m hoping he would run for president.’’

Post-Katrina and all jokes aside, a politicized Oprah would be a powerful force for change in America. She doesn’t have to run for president herself to influence political attitudes and engagement. She has taken the path until of many African-American celebrities — stay safe. Don’t take a stand. Don’t make your fans choose between you and your beliefs. Denzel Washington, Cuba Gooding and Michael Jordan come to mind as seriously Safe Negros. Danny Glover and Halle Barry — not so safe.

Excuse me while I have a sister-to-sister talk with Oprah:

Oprah — You can make a difference in crisis areas that affect all of us — like climate change, like national security, like immigration. How can you do so much to help Americans reduce their individual debt on your show while saying nothing about the historically huge and growing national debt future generations will face? How can you have families impacted by the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and not talk about the decision to send them there.

Oprah — Your silence is no longer safe. Your silence will no longer protect you and your staff. Your silence is a disservice to those who look to you for personal leadership. Above all, your silence threatens the daily lives of African-Americans.

Because you didn’t take a stand during the 2004 elections, we are saddled with an incompetent president who has led the country into debt, ruin and war in the form of Iraq and Katrina. You could have made a difference in that razor-close election. You can make a difference now. Yes, you are a major philanthropist. Words (as you know) can be as powerful as a million-dollar check.

Endorsing Barack Obama is a step in the right direction. It lends credence to important topics like these — on a hypothetical Clinton-Obama (or dare I say — Obama-Clinton???) ticket, whose press plane would be bigger?

Hey — check out this great ad that rips the warm, fuzzy mask off the shucking and jiving Michael Steele MD Senate campaign. He’s a Republican, no matter how he tries to deny the Scarlet R (Steele’s words, not mine).

Wasup, mi gente? By way of quick e-ntroduction, I am the Jack of Jack and Jill. I am Jack Turner. We’ll have time to get to know each other over the next weeks and months. I’ll invite you over for some Xbox. You’ll take me on an all-expense-paid Mediterranean cruise. We’ll discuss why “Jack and Jill” over cups of chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side. But, for now, I’m gonna get on with my post, if you don’t mind (not that it matters, since I’ma do what I’ma do).

I want to talk about the difference between white people and black people. And, no, I don’t mean the Def Comedy Jam differences (“white people dance like this! black people dance like that! ha! steppenfetchit dawg! is that fried chicken I smell? gotta run!”). No. This is serious. Let’s talk about horror movies.

I was raised to talk back to the movie screen in a horror flick. It wasn’t so much adult advice, as it was what everybody did. We had to call out the b.s. The scene inevitably involved silly white person meandering through clearly suspicious, underlit-region-for-no-discernable-reason, despite the fact that several friends of said white person were noticeably not safely returned from said underlit-region-for-no-discernable-reason.

At every obvious sign of stupidity, my village would scream out, “No stuuuupid. Why you gonna go run upstairs for??” or “No stuuuupid. Don’t run to the scary noises. Get up outta there. Call somebody!”

Despite such sound (and loud) advice, white-person-in-movie stuck to the script, turning bad self-preservation choices into great cinematic ones. Meanwhile, white-person-in-theatre would attempt to stick to the script as well — the script of the passive movie watcher, shushing that incredulous black chorus. They would snap, “Shhhhhhh.” or “Please be quiet. You’re not supposed to talk in the movie.” Obviously, this was to no avail.

I always found it interesting that no one argued against the truth of what black folks were yelling. No one was like, “Shhh. Maybe there’s something the scantily clad girl needs to investigate in that moldy attic during a lightning storm at 3 a.m.” No, because it’s pretty clear, the loud black people were right.

So was I merrily reminded of this child-rearing lesson upon witnessing former President Bill Clinton scream out at the horror movie that is Fox News this past Sunday. He had to call out the b.s. he saw (the sandbagging idea that he caused 9/11 by not “doing enough” to get bin Laden). The resulting news coverage, predictably, is focused on the fact that Clinton didn’t play his designated part during that “interview.”

Everybody’s calling Clinton “crazed” and “furious” and “over the top” in an attempt to shush him, and no one is taking the time to listen and come to the inevitable conclusion that the man is “accurate” and “informative” and “right!”

The major points: at the time he was accused of being obsessed with bin Laden; people said his attacks on bin Laden camps were Wag the Dog-esque attempts to distract from Lewisky; he left office with clear advice to the Bush administration to keep up the pressure; they dropped the ball completely.

My plan was to embed a friendly YouTube video to share the glory of this disruptive horror movie moment, but alas, Fox has put the smackdown on such unapproved use of its copywritten material, and all such YouTube clips have been removed.

Thanks, however, to the good folks at Crooks and Liars, you can watch and read everything that happened (oh snap, Google Video has it!). Then check out my boy Keith Olbermann put some icing on the cake. See for yourself the reason I call him our first black president.

Once you do that, promise me you’ll start screaming at the horror movie that is the United States a bit more often. Enough is enough folks. Don’t let this script play out.

I am Jack Turner.

Patriotboy has a new video that features clips from the upcoming RedState movie. (I’m looking forward to seeing it based on these clips with Gladys Gill from the reactionary and terrifying Concerned Women for America!) The video also points to George “Macaca” Allen and Conrad Burns. The Republican party has been speaking out of both sides of its mouth trying to appear tolerant and modern to suburban voters and winking at voters who wouldn’t mind turning back the clock a bit on race relations in America on issues like education, housing, affirmative action, etc. Didn’t affirmative action work so much better when only white people could benefit? Ahhh, those were the old days, back in Dixie.

Wasn’t it great, George Allen, when the “niggers” knew their place back when you played college ball? Now, shucks, you’ve actually got to shake their hands and worry whether they’ll vote for you or not…

Check it out. (Warning, lynching imagery at the end)


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