After listening to the Borg Queen’s minion, aka Geraldine “Klanswoman” Ferraro whine about how Obama’s camp has introduced sexism in terms of media coverage of Missy Hillary, I am blown away by the blatant lies.

Lies so blatant, the person telling them shouldn’t be able to look at themselves in the mirror in the morning.

As I recall, not a word, or a whimper came out of the Obama camp resembling anything racist or sexist.

But, after looking on the Obama attacks Wiki, all of the BS being hurled at Obama came straight out of the Clinton camp. Lock, stock and two smoking barrels.

I wrote about it on my blog, Get Rid of the DLC

Of particular note is this:

First shot across the bow: the husband of New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen, implies Obama may have been a drug dealer in his youth.

Like Shaheen wasn’t sitting on some college campus during the 1970′s tooting on some blow or passing a joint in college. Cause that’s what most kids did (I went to a liberal arts Catholic college in Northern Cal and those kids majored in keg parties, so I know of what I speak).

After we raised a fuss, the Borg Queen gets rid of Mr. Shaheen. But the words have been flung and the damage done; but pretty minor at this point.

Second, Andrew Cuomo, the son of former New York Gov, Mario, describes Obama as a speaker full of “shuck and jive”.

OOOOkayyyy, but what does Mr. Cuomo know about “shucking and jiving”? Don’t tell me he’s hanging out with Champagne Charlie Rangel down on 125th and Lennox Avenue, learning street slang from the brothas. After more firestorm, Cuomo protests his comments were “taken out of context”.

To me, “taken out of context” is code speak of “I didn’t know I’d get caught sticking my foot in my mouth for saying what I really mean.”

Third, after South Carolina, the Big Dog disses Obama’s win, and comes pretty close to calling him “boy” when he called him “kid”. Cue the torches from Black folk at this point because we are shocked that the “first Black POTUS” would diss his peeps that way.

I think we revoked Bill Clinton’s honorary Black card after that – many of us say we never gave it to him and that Toni Morrison should have checked with us before passing it out to him just because he blew sax on Arsenio’s show, and eats fried chicken, collard greens and Big Mama’s peach cobbler.

And the Fake Network News keeps giving Klanswoman Ferraro a platform on which to spew this filth, and allowed her to diss Bob Herbert in the process, cause when hurling her invective against “Black Journalists”, Bob Herbert’s name was the only one she could come up with.

I wish Gerry the Klanswoman would just go ahead and drop the N-word and get it over with.

As I also recall, it was Chris “Tweety” Matthews, who went blathering about Hillary’s cleavage, and whatnot, when he wasn’t swooning over how manly Fred “Law and Order” Thompson was smelling.

Then, after Obama beats her in Iowa, she turns on the water works in New Hampshire and ekes out a victory. She starts crying on que and finally works up the Black Man as Boogey Man to scare the Jed Clampett Mountain Folk into voting for her, by saying “You don’t want a Black Man as President” with those code words “white, working-class people…”

Like most whites making less than $100K aren’t considered the working class. Get a grip, Borg Queen.

And, when all else fails, try to change the rules and move the goalposts by going back on your word to the DNC and engage in machinations to get the delegates from Florida and Michigan seated – in the face of the math that clearly shows that Obama is only 60 Delegates away from securing his nomination, while Hillary needs three times that amount to even smell victory.

While the female bloggers are seizing on this, you might want to ask the DNC why bloggers of color have been excluded from covering the convention this summer? You know how to find us when you need to go up against the white man, but you forget about us just as fast when your own agenda has been accomplished.

I’m calling BS on the whole shebangabang. Right HERE. RIGHT NOW.

As it’s been already stated on this very blog: IF WE CAN’T SIT AT YOUR TABLE, WE DAMNED SURE DON’T WANT YOUR SCRAPS.

Hillary Clinton is getting back what she has dished out. Nothing more, nothing less, and she herself said she could play with the Big Boys. If that’s the case, she needs to quit sending Gerry “Bitter Old Hag Klanswoman” Ferraro to do her dirty work for her, and tell her to drink a six pack of STHU. When talking about the Black Journalists, one of them better ask “Where all the White Women At?”, in order for any of us to take them seriously.

I hope I saved Jack’s last nerve with this post, but you’ll let me know, I’m sure.

There may be hope for him afterall.

From TPM Election Central:

Top Hillary Supporter Says She’s Showing “Desperation”
By Eric Kleefeld – May 22, 2008, 5:07PM

Here’s some audio of a stunning rebuke that a top Hillary supporter gave her in response to her comparisons of the Michigan/Florida controversy to the country’s historical civil rights struggles.

The supporter, New York Governor David Paterson, said flatly on a local radio show that Hillary was starting to show “a little desperation.”

“I would say at this point we’re starting to see a little desperation on the part of the woman who I support and I’ll support until whatever time she makes a different determination,” Paterson told a New York radio station, clearly weighing his words very carefully.

On the Michigan primary in particular: “You have to rule out the undecideds in Michigan. You have to assume she won 100 percent to nothing in Michigan. I don’t think anybody in their right mind would do that, nor would they see it as a civil rights issue.”

Well, I guess the Black folk here aren’t the only ones a little peturbed by Hillpatine’s assertion that Michigan and Florida was some big Civil Rights Issue.

From TPMElection Central:

McCain Questions Obama’s Lack Of Military Service
By Greg Sargent – May 22, 2008, 3:42PM

This is noteworthy: John McCain is now officially making a campaign issue of Obama’s lack of military service.

On the Senate floor today, Obama hit McCain for not supporting Webb’s 21st Century G.I. bill. In response, McCain released a lengthy statement. Here’s the key line, buried in the middle of it:

I take a backseat to no one in my affection, respect and devotion to veterans. And I will not accept from Senator Obama, who did not feel it was his responsibility to serve our country in uniform, any lectures on my regard for those who did.

McCain is constantly said by pundits to be reluctant to bring up his Vietnam experiences in a political context. But this is now the third day in a row he’s done this.

Yesterday and the day before he made oblique, but obvious, references to his torture in captivity. And today — to my knowledge for the first time — McCain directly attacked Obama for his lack of military service.

Rest of post at link above.

Now, you might ask, rikyrah, why is Senator ‘ Straight Talk’ McCain doing this today?

Well, JJP readers, isn’t it obvious?

It’s to try and hide in the bush the fact that this War Hero

DIDN’T VOTE ON THE NEW G.I.BILL.

Not every soldier has a Daddy and a Granddaddy who were Admirals.
Not every soldier has family connections that get us ‘ pull’ into Annapolis.

A great portion of today’s Volunteer Armed Services come from the lower socio-economic classes in America.

The G.I. Bill was one of the best government programs America ever did – it created the modern Middle-Class.

And, the New G.I. Bill just wanted to give those opportunities to the present generation of veterans.

But, Senator ‘Straight Talk’ couldn’t be bothered to vote on the bill.

The bill passed 75-22 by the way.

So, Senator ‘Straight Talk’, who couldn’t be bothered to criticize President ‘ AWOL’ Bush, or Vice President ‘ Five Deferrments/I had better things to do’ Cheney, SUDDENLY is offended by those who lack military service.

Whatever.

From The Gavel

Chairman Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove
May 22nd, 2008 by Jesse Lee
From the Judiciary Committee:

Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove

(Washington, DC)- Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) issued a subpoena to former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove for testimony about the politicization of the Department of Justice (DOJ), including former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman’s case. Yesterday, Rove’s attorney, Robert Luskin, sent a letter to the Committee expressing that Rove would not agree to testify voluntarily, per the Committee’s previous requests.

“It is unfortunate that Mr. Rove has failed to cooperate with our requests,” Conyers said. “Although he does not seem the least bit hesitant to discuss these very issues weekly on cable television and in the print news media, Mr. Rove and his attorney have apparently concluded that a public hearing room would not be appropriate. Unfortunately, I have no choice today but to compel his testimony on these very important matters.”

Separately, Chairman Conyers recently received a letter from DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) indicating that the office has opened an investigation into allegations of selective prosecution of Siegelman and others.

IT’S ABOUT TIME.

Down the dark nasty rabbit hole of Rush Limbaugh’s mind is a vast conspiracy to keep the White Man down. I’m pretty confident that he’ll find a way somehow when he can to extol the virtues of Jim Crow because it was a much better system for black people’s benefit. Everything in America went downhill apparently once slavery ended and ladies were let out of the kitchen. Caution: reading this may cause side-splitting laughter, dementia and vomiting. What’s amazing about this confused, pathetic rant is that it’s an attack on both Obama and Clinton supporters. Again, a look into the impending GOP strategy against Obama. Short version: Were it not for affirmative action, a dynamic, intelligent, charismatic black man could never have challenged John McCain for the presidency and it’s all those bra burners’ fault. Call the number at the bottom if you disagree with Racist Rush.

From Media Matters:

LIMBAUGH: You know, the feminazis forgot one thing. Well, one of the objectives of the feminazis over the last 20, 25 years has been to dominate the public education system so as to remove the competitive nature of boys. You know, there’s a crisis of young man-boy education in the schools. And they did this on purpose, to eliminate male competition in the work force. This is part of feminazi grand plan.

They forgot affirmative action for black guys. And because of that, every bit of their plan has gone up in smoke now, because they — if — they had to come out in favor of affirmative action for black guys, and that’s — see, this is one of the things that really irritates the women. And there are women all over this country fit to be tied — trust me on this. And it’s — one of the things is affirmative action is exactly — it’s, you know, liberals eventually are going to be devoured by their own policies. And it has happened here.

Because Barack Obama is an affirmative action candidate. There’s no question, the way he is being treated by the drive-bys and so forth and so on. The way he’s been puffed up here with the magical, messiah-type message with no criticism allowed.

So, it’s just — they just forgot that one thing: affirmative action for black guys. And if they had remembered to oppose that, then they wouldn’t face the situation they face today.

Greetings, my friends. Welcome back. Rush Limbaugh, the Excellence in Broadcasting Network. 800-282-2882 if you want to be on the program today.

And if my memory serves me correctly, the ghosts she’s digging up are the ghost of elections past; i.e., 2000 and 2004. In both instances, those elections, as far as I’m concerned, were stolen elections and gave this country the current President.

I’m wondering why Howard Dean won’t pull the trigger and kick her out of the Democratic Party. I’m also wondering why the Democratic Leaders won’t end this mess and get ready to unite and take on McCain. But, that’s like asking why Harry Reid believes that Joe Lieberman will vote party lines and Holy Joe’s continued to kick dirt in his face.

Should Obama lose the election, I’m blaming Hillary Clinton. I will lay this right at her feet, because she has had ample opportunity to make the case for a good, clean campaign and she chose the tactics of Karl Rove. Wild Bill says that their strategy has always been to win at all costs, and kiss and make up later. For the majority of African-Americans she’s pissed off, it will take a lot more than kissing and making up with us for pissing in our faces and calling it progress.

Since Hillary wants to dig up ghosts, I say that we should let her keep digging until she falls into the ditch she thinks she’s digging for Obama’s campaign, and once she falls in, I say we cover her up like a dog and mark the territory in the same manner a dog does. I’m tired of this mess, and when Howard Dean comes up for renewal as leader of the DNC, we need to put some hard questions to him about why he’s slow on the trigger on this mess.

Obama Begins VP Search

22 May 2008

From Marc Ambinder:

Quietly, Obama Begins The Quest To Find A Running Mate

Very quietly, Sen. Barack Obama has begun the process that will end in his choosing a running mate, Democrats inside and outside the campaign said.

Obama has sworn a small group of his senior staff to secrecy. He is determined to start the vice presidential search on his own schedule and has said publicly, and repeatedly, that he will not talk about ticket-mates until the race for the nomination itself concludes.

But on his behalf, staffers are putting together a team to assist the search committee, and a hand-full of Democrats connected with the campaign will start to pull together dossiers (based only on open source research and press clippings at this point) on a large number of potential picks so that Obama can have something to read when he starts to think about the choice.

By June 4, the day after Democrats finish voting, the campaign hopes to have a full team in place.

“He wants this done right,” said one person who is privy to the candidate and campaign’s thinking on the matter. “He takes this very seriously.”

James A. Johnson, who vetted potential nominees for Sen. John Kerry in 2004, is playing a major role. He has advised Obama and the campaign about the architecture of the process, though it is not clear whether he will reprise his role as head of the search committee. Ex-Sen. Tom Daschle is also providing advice.

“As always, we don’t have anything to say about it,” said Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s deputy communications director.

Rest of article at link above.

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So, JJP readers, who would you like to see on the ticket with Obama.

Some of my prospects:

1. Richardson – Latino, qualified up the ying yang. But, would Black AND Brown scare too much of America?
2. McCaskill- Woman, From a swing state, she’s been a very good surrogate for Obama.
3. Webb – Military man, former GOPer, can do the John Wayne stance so many Americans fall for, but could be a problem with the feminists.
4. Governor of Montana – I see him pushed on a lot of the Progressive blogs; the man speaks fluent Arabic, which automatically makes him sorta interesting.
5. Feingold- The Progressive’s Progressive. But, he’s Jewish and single – can’t seem to keep a wife.

Of course, for me, it could be Obama/Winnie the Pooh….

I’m of the ANYBODY BUT CLINTON camp.

The latest piece of sanity on this garbage idea: Not the ticket of dreams

You DO realize that the only ones pushing this garbage is Hillpatine supporters.

I’m with our Obama Brothers and Sisters in Oregon who made it quite clear: 62% said, I.don’t.think.so when polled about Clinton being the VP choice for Obama.

cross-posted to dailykos

I can neither scream any louder nor spew profanities more vile than those I’ve already uttered aloud and to myself. My ability to step up the rhetoric further has been exhausted. My indignation spent. Samantha Powers was right. Hillary Clinton is a monster.

One way to deal with a monster is to rally the townsfolk, Frankenstein style, and torch it alive in its home. Another way is for us all to simply wake up and realize that what keeps the monster alive is our collective agreement that indeed there is a monster worth fearing in the first place.

What the hell am I talking about?

Last night, speaking to a group of elderly people in Florida, Hillary Clinton made the following points in her attempt to get Florida and Michigan’s delegates seated as-is at the DNC in Denver

1. Her struggle is like that of abolitionists, suffragists and civil rights activists

Via Politico

She said “there’s a reason why so many have fought so hard and sacrificed so much. It’s because they knew that to be a citizen of this country is to have the right and responsibility to help shape its future. Not just to have your voice heard but to have it count. People have fought hard because they knew their vote was at stake and so was their children’s futures.

Those people, she said “refused to accept their assigned place as second-class citizens. Men and women who saw America not as it was, but as it could and should be, and committed themselves to extending the frontiers of our democracy. The abolitionists and all who fought to end slavery and ensure freedom came with the full right of citizenship. The tenacious women and a few brave men who gathered at the Seneca Falls convention back in 1848 to demand the right to vote.”

2. The situation in Florida is like the corrupt election in Zimbabwe

via CBS

Desperate to get attention for her cause to seat Florida and Michigan delegates, Hillary Clinton compared the plight of Zimbabweans in their recent fraudulent election to the uncounted votes of Michigan and Florida voters saying it is wrong when “people go through the motions of an election only to have them discarded and disregarded.”

“We’re seeing that right now in Zimbabwe,” Clinton explained. “Tragically, an election was held, the president lost, they refused to abide by the will of the people,” Clinton told the crowd of senior citizens at a retirement community in south Florida.

“So we can never take for granted our precious right to vote. It is the single most important, privilege and right any of us have, because in that ballot box we are all equal. You’re equal to a billionaire. You’re equal to the president, every single one of us.”

3. Failure to seat the delegates as-is will drive Democratic voters to McCain

via The Moderate Voice

“If we fail to do so, I worry that we will pay not only a moral cost, but a political cost as well,” she said. “We know the road to a Democratic White House runs right through Florida and Michigan. If we care about winning those states in November, we need to count your votes now. If Democrats send a message that we don’t fully value your votes, we know Sen. McCain and the Republicans will be more than happy to have them. The Republicans will make a simple and compelling argument: why should Florida and Michigan voters trust the Democratic Party to look out for you when they won’t even listen to you.”

We’ve been through this before. All the Dems agreed to the DNC rules (update: including Hillary!). Florida and Michigan mucked everything up. Hillary only started complaining after it was clear she wasn’t winning the primaries as expected. Listen to her say that Michigan and Florida “don’t count for anything” back in October (h/t YouTube).

Furthermore, her appeals to vote-counting are meaningless. This is not a general election. This is essentially a private club (the DNC) selecting its nominee. That selection is based on delegate math. The party is under no obligation to even hold primaries. Five white guys could go into a room and come out with the party nominee

For someone who’s continuing campaign is based in part on appeals to the racist vote, comparing yourself to an abolitionist and civil rights crusader is the worst kind of ugly. You don’t get to invoke John Brown and Fannie Lou Hamer. Hillary Clinton, I know what Susan B. Anthony did for this country, and you ma’am, are no Susan B. Anthony.

Hillary (no longer will I address her as “Senator Clinton”) is campaigning for John McCain. She’s preying on the fears and ignorance of elderly voters in Florida and her own supporters nationwide, reminding them of the trauma of the 2000 election. She’s delegitimizing the Democratic nominee, and she’s created an environment in which any criticism of her kamikaze tactics is seen as “pushing her out” and sexism. She cannot win, but she is doing her best to make sure that Obama’s win in November will be more difficult.

She is a demagogue, unfit to be president, vice president, cabinet member, Senator, governor, mayor, city councillor, community board member, or neighborhood watch captain. If Hillary were my bus driver, I would walk.

So what happens now? As I said at the opening, I’m finding it more and more difficult to react to these increasingly insane tactics of hers. I’ve raised the torch against Hillary before, and I’m tired of it. So my own advice for this particular monster is to ignore it.

People who cannot win don’t compare a party primary to Zimbabwe, especially when that person was the only one on the ballot. The only reason for her to say these outlandish things (after saying she’ll campaign hard for the nominee) is to get attention and stir up confusion among voters. Just deny her that attention.

Hillary is now the Ron Paul, no, the Lyndon LaRouche of this election season. She’s an oddball candidate with no chance of winning who spews nonsense to get media attention, and we don’t have to follow it. Obama has already moved on. McCain has moved on. It’s time for us to move on.

The best way to get rid of monsters is to stop believing they exist.

Good Morning!

Time to share those links, those opinions, those wacky internet finds with your fellow JJP readers.

So, share share share!

And always, have a peaceful day.

Ok,

I come home, check my computer, and my last Black nerve has been snapped.

Hillary Clinton and her merry band of lying snakes continue to perpetrate THE LIE that she is ahead in the Popular Vote count.

SHE IS NOT.

The ONLY way that this is possible is if they count Florida and Michigan – two illegal contests.

I’ll remind people, Obama wasn’t even on the ballot in Michigan.

To which the lying racebaiter replies:

Now, I know that Senator Obama chose to remove his name from the ballot in Michigan, and that was his right. But his choice does not negate the votes of all those who turned out to cast their ballots, and we should not let our process rob them and all of you of your voices. To do so would undermine the very purpose of the nominating process. To ensure that as many Democrats as possible can cast their votes. To ensure that the party selects a nominee who truly represents the will of the voters and to ensure that the Democrats take back the White House to rebuild America.

Now, I’ve heard some say that counting Florida and Michigan would be changing the rules.

I say that not counting Florida and Michigan is changing a central governing rule of this country – that whenever we can understand the clear intent of the voters, their votes should be counted. I remember very well back in 2000, there were those who argued that people’s votes should be discounted over technicalities. For the people of Florida who voted in this primary, the notion of discounting their votes sounds way too much of the same.

Hell no.

SHE AGREED TO THE PUNISHMENT OF MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA.

The Popular Vote isn’t an acceptable metric because of the 4 caucus states -Iowa, Nevada, Maine and Washington-States, that, UNLIKE MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA PLAYED BY THE RULES, and didn’t keep Popular Vote Statistics, because the Popular Vote was NEVER THE METRIC UPON WHICH THE NOMINATION WOULD BE DECIDED.

PLEDGED DELEGATES IS THE METRIC.

Not in my imagination that pledged delegates is the selection metric. Nancy Pelosi on PBS tonight:

“How our delegates are selected is by a process and the person who has the most delegates becomes the nominee of the party. It’s not been about the popular vote….at the end of the day someone will have the winning number of delegates. Delegate vote is the currency of the realm at the Democratic National Convention.”

I have some interesting news that I didn’t know until today reading the paper: did you know that Barack Obama HAS ALWAYS LED THE PLEDGED DELEGATE RACE? From beginning in Iowa, he wasn’t behind one day in this Election Season.

Then I read that she has the nerve to invoke SLAVERY TODAY IN FLORIDA?

This LYING RACEBAITER has the nerve to INVOKE SLAVERY?

HELL NO.

Not only HELL NO

But, Hell Muthafuckin’ No.

It is clear, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that she fully intends to either:
a) steal the nomination from Obama
b) bloody him so she can run in 2012.

Take your pick, but this is all she can be doing right now.

I’m not the only one who sees it this way. From PoliticalInaction.com:

The Clinton victimhood syndrome is in full effect right now….”I just don’t think its right to take the nomination away from the leader in the popular vote” Bill says. “More people voted for me” Hillary says. This is why they win. They take a precarious position based on lies and simplify it and sell it to people to busy and trusting to pay attention to the details. They are pure evil and they aren’t positioning themselves for the VP. They are trying to take the nomination away using sexism claims, racism, and lies.

Rachel Maddow today, from DailyKos:

Just now Rachel Maddow explained her theory that the Dem’s have 10 days to save this election. Unless Obama get’s the Supers to come on board NOW to get the 2026 necessary today, the Rules committee will meet on May 31. If that meeting happens, then the 2026 is no longer the number. The rules committee will meet and decide how to seat the FL/MI delegates, but that decision will be appealed by Clinton to the Creditials committee. They will meet in DENVER, at the convention!!! Clinton’s people know the rules and will succeed in dragging this to the convention. I don’t know if this is accurate, but it definitely needs to be checked out fast///

That’s the bottom line.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again..

John McCain or no..

I.WILL.NEVER.

UNDER.ANY.CIRCUMSTANCES.

VOTE.FOR.THIS.LYING.RACEBAITER.

Time for the Democratic Party to MAN UP and Put this Rabid Dog out of its misery.

(PS-don’t post in the comments about the offensiveness of this metaphor. I chose my words deliberately.)

From March of 2005!!

Booyah.

The Onion in March 2005: Could Hillary Clinton Have What It Takes To Defeat The Democrats In 2008?

I think we know the answer to this question by now.

h/t CultureKitchen, MOMocrats and Bang the Drum

Over a quarter of people who voted for Hillary in Kentucky said race was a factor. From another angle, 21 percent of all Kentucky voters said race was a factor, and 9 of 10 of these folks voted for Hillary.

Gergen does a great job of putting this into Hillary’s court. She should make clear that she doesn’t want the racist vote. John Edwards did it.

Here’s the clip from Redlasso

The problem with Hillary denouncing the racist vote now is that it’s probably too late. She’s made it all too clear that she’s clinging to the racist vote. Her opportunistic and early dis of Wright. Her ambiguous answer on Obama’s religion. Her claim to have the support of “hard working Americans. White Americans.” Her embrace of ignorance in the gas tax policy debate (and reference to economists and facts as “elite”) all demonstrate not only her reliance on a racist vote, but her comfort with it.

To me this is another clear delineation between Clinton and Obama on the types of choices each is willing to make. It cannot be denied that Hillary has faced sexist propaganda, but that sexism has neither been employed nor embraced by Obama.

On the other hand, Hillary, in her Deathmarch to Denver, doesn’t care who reaches out to rescue her. She slams Obama for wanting to hold diplomatic talks with countries we don’t agree with, yet she accepts and encourages the votes of ignorant racists right here in America.

I’m so glad she’s been defeated.

Shufflin On Hardball

21 May 2008

Via Balloon Juice, Michelle Bernard uses her “authority” as a black woman to assure viewers of Hardball that the savage Negroes will be rioting in the streets if the superdelegates pick Hillary Clinton.

Transcript:

BERNARD: Hillary Clinton is going to become the Ron Paul of the Democratic party. There’s no way the super delegates can take this away from Barack Obama. There will be race riots in the streets if he wins enough super delegates

The objective of this wild futurism is simply to invoke black pathology where there is none, as a method of reinforcing racist ideas. In fact, Bernard’s statement isn’t so much a prediction of riots as a wish for them. Bernard is a member of the “Independent Women’s Forum”–this august institution employs Charlotte Allen, who in March published an Op-Ed explaining that all women are idiots.

A month ago, Bernard wrote an Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Daily News decrying Hip-hop for using words like “nigger”. As you can tell, complaining about other black people is the quickest way for a black person to get attention in America. It was pretty classic, especially this moment where Lady Crabalade can’t even make her point without first dogging Alex Haley:

Despite the controversy over the authenticity of Alex Haley’s work and genealogy, I couldn’t help but wonder what the African slave Kunta Kinte would think of being called a “n—-h” by other African-Americans?

My closest friends call me “nigga” all the time and it’s never offended me. But Bernard just called us all niggers on TV, and she didn’t even have to use the word. 

Hat tip: justice58 here at JJP

From the Los Angeles Times:

Money shocker! Hillary Clinton’s campaign debt soars to $31 million

No wonder Sen. Hillary Clinton was so late filing her required campaign financial reports Tuesday night. Her political team didn’t want the shocking news in it to overshadow her lopsided thumping of Sen. Barack Obama in Kentucky.

But here’s the morning after, pay-up time. Clinton’s campaign debt has now soared to nearly $31 million, according to numbers crunched early this morning by The Times’ campaign finance guru, Dan Morain.

She added another $9.5 million in unpaid bills to vendors this past month alone, pushing her total debt to vendors and herself to the new astronomical figure, about a 50% debt increase in one month.

According to a campaign release put out Tuesday evening as election returns revealed her big win in Kentucky and loss in Oregon, Clinton raised “approximately $22 million” from other people in April. The release also touted that $10 million had poured in within 48 hours of another lopsided Clinton victory over Obama, that one in Pennsylvania, and said it was the second best fundraising month of her entire campaign.

But the number collected is actually closer to $21 million and the release also neglected to mention that she spent $28.9 million, nearly $8 million more than she took in. She used personal loans to make up part of the difference. She also delayed payments to consultants. Including the $9.5 million in unpaid bills from April, she owes consultants and other vendors $19.5 million.

Not to mention the total $11.4 million she has loaned herself.

Rest of article at link above.

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UPDATE: The LA TImes has corrected itself, and says that she’s only 20 million in debt, so I have corrected the title of my post accordingly.

From the LA Times: (*UPDATE: Due to a mathematical error, Hillary Clinton’s loans to herself were added twice in the calculation of this item. Her total debts are about $20 million, not $31 million. A corrected item will be published shortly.)

Obama, on the other hand, has 36 Million cash-on-hand and pretty much no debt. So, he has a 55 million dollar advantage in the fundraising arena.

I keep on referring back to that piece on the HuffingtonPost.com that I just randomly clicked on after Pennsylvania. The premise of it was that Barack Obama had competed as hard as he had in Pennsylvania, not because he thought he could win; but because he was trying to bankrupt the Clinton campaign, due to the fact that there wouldn’t be enough time in the rest of the calendar for her to get her financial bearings back.

I didn’t believe the writer when I first read it. I do now.

cross-posted to goodCRIMETHINK

I love art yall. This is good.

The strip is titled “Traitors”

This is an interesting take on a huge battle that is going on within the Black community as well as White females.

If you are Black, do you hold a grudge against Black HIllary Clinton supporters?
If you are a Black HIllary Supporter, how do you defend your stance against other blacks, or do you bother.

If you are a white female Obama supporter, do other white females blacklist you…

Obviously we’ve had this conversation many times here at JJP, especially with regard to black superdelegates. It’s a shame CNN missed the point when they did their piece on “threats” against elected superdelegates, but yall know what’s up for real.

This strip is hella funny, so be sure to visit often. I’ll keep my eyes open for other opportunities to post their work.


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