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Archive for February 2nd, 2012

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They’re coming out with Lego Lord of the Rings now after all the others – Lego Harry Potter, Lego Indiana Jones, Lego Star Wars.

Lord of the Rings.  Huh.  I hope they have LEGOlas the elf in there.

Honest.  I am not making this up.

(h/t to Inscrutable Half-Breed)

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Gingrich:

Today, we’re announcing the 2012 launch of White Americans for Gingrich.

There’s no better time than now to consider the tremendous progress we’ve made through the sacrifice of so many—or a better time to commit to meeting the very real challenges we face right now.

Visit whiteamericans.newtgingrich.com for more information about all the ways you can get involved—from attending PWCU† organizing workshops to becoming a Congregation Captain—and say you’re ready to keep making history. Thanks, and see you out there.

Well that’s just what you expect a racist old cracker like Gingrich to say, isn’t it?

Sure it is, step on the black man, that’s the way of it, isn’t it?

But Gingrich never said it.  He may have displayed spectacularly bad grooming and judgment this election year, but he’s not that stupid.

What sounds repulsive if Newt were to have said it seems perfectly acceptable to the president. If a white candidate said what Obama said I’d drop him like a rock – and I’m white.  Said Obama:

Today, we’re announcing the 2012 launch of African Americans for Obama.

There’s no better time than African American History Month to consider the tremendous progress we’ve made through the sacrifice of so many—or a better time to commit to meeting the very real challenges we face right now.

Visit africanamericans.barackobama.com for more information about all the ways you can get involved—from attending HBCU organizing workshops to becoming a Congregation Captain—and say you’re ready to keep making history. Thanks, and see you out there.

Non-African-Americans need not apply.

The expectation is that it should be allowed and never commented on as I’m doing here because “Gosh-darn-it, it’s obvious that 75% of the whites out there just hate blacks.”

I don’t feel that way at all.  But I’m sure tired of the idea of  a “we blacks have to stick together” club, that somehow there’s some deeper sharing going on because of skin color, or that any failure on the part of someone who is black must be because of racism and oppression, rather than admit to the possibility that some bad life decisions might have been made.

And I certainly don’t feel especially close to any other whites because they’re white, too.  I don’t know a stranger off the street from Adam.  Sure we might be friends but we might absolutely hate each other’s guts, too.  There’s no sense of shared brotherhood there.

You go look at white trailer trash sometime and no one says “Oh, there’s a lot of people there because they’re beaten down.”  No one says that.  They just look at them and say “Well that there is one sorry-ass sonofabitch.”

Predominantly White Colleges and Universities

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This is enough to really piss me off.  Georgia students using food stamps.

“With me being a senior and living on campus for the past four years, I honestly got tired of paying that amount of money per semester just to eat,” student Taylor Smith told the paper. “I did not even know that I was applicable for food stamps until someone told me about the site and to apply to see if I would get it.”

Added Smith, “Since then, I have saved a ton of money.”

“I got tired of paying that amount of money.”  Not, I wasn’t able to get enough food, but she got tired of paying that amount.

“I have saved a ton of money.”

This isn’t a program so you can save some bucks, kid.  It’s so you can eat.  I ate lots of ramen noodles and worked outside of school.  I don’t know where the idea came from that supplemental food programs were so you could go to school and eat for free.  Take less classes if you cannot afford it.

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He’s on a roll today, folks.

“And so when I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies aren’t discriminating against those who are already sick, or making sure that unscrupulous lenders aren’t taking advantage of the most vulnerable among us, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody. But I also do it because I know that far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years, and I believe in God’s command to ‘love thy neighbor as thyself.’”  – Obama Lovin’ Himself

Suddenly he cares about college student tuitions, homeowners who never should have been given loans are on his list of people to save, and he’s polishing his christian (yes, I used lowercase) image.

Gotta give him credit – he knows who to bribe and cozy up to.  He’s got no sense of the word disingenuous, however.

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Really on a roll…

Agent Dead, Cover-Up Alleged, No Punishment — Holder? It’s ‘Political’

It’s probably racist, too.

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Courtney Love might not be the best parent after all?  Dang, that one caught me by surprise.

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