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Re-Run: I must still be racist
Author: Raine    Date: 03/22/2012 12:52:44

I am reposting this blog from September 2009. In light of what is happening to women in this year 2012 and taking into consideration what has happened in Florida I thought it would be interesting to go back 3 and a half years in time.

I think it is fair to add, that I must be a sexist as well, considering I have called out the GOP for their attempts to strip away women's rights. I



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Let me get this straight -- It has been all well and good for Rush Limbaugh to play on the radio a fun little ditty called 'Barack the Magic Negro' and it is wrong and race baiting for President Jimmy Carter to call people out for it? It is fine for Glenn Beck to call President Obama a racist, and Jimmy Carter should be rebuked? The right wing has gone so far as to intimate that electing Barack Obama has inspired black people to be thuggish. Really. Larisa Alexandrova puts it together fantastically.

So what we've learned is that it's OK to be racist. It's OK to accuse Obama as being a racist. It's NOT OK to call anyone out on the real racism we're seeing. THAT is playing the race card. What the hell is wrong with this picture?

I read this article this morning in the NYT and I must admit that I was dismayed that the White House has had to deflect away from President Carters statement on race. I was angry that the press and the conservative pundits have decided to pin this on the White House.
Well, letís take a look at what former President Carter said. The answer that Iím going to give is the same answer that I gave on Sunday, when I was asked this question. The president does not believe that that criticism comes based on the color of his skin. We understand that people have disagreements with some of the decisions that weíve made and some of the extraordinary actions that had to be undertaken by both this administration and previous administrations to stabilize our financial system, to ensure viability of our domestic auto industry.
I heard the speech that candidate Obama gave on race. He knows that what is happening now is indeed a racial thing. What has me upset is that he literally can't say anything about it because of the insanity of right wing radio and television. These hate talkers have whipped a segment of our population into such a frenzy that anything said from the White House would only make things worse.

And therein lies the hypocrisy. Jimmy Carter - a fine and decent man - speaks aloud what many people have been thinking and suddenly he is playing the race card. Michael Steele has asked the White House to denounce President Carter, which I would find funny if it were not so hypocritical. It was less than a week ago when the Teabaggers made clear that it was their right to free speech to carry signs depicting the President as any number of offensive images -- in particular an African witch doctor -- and now a former president doesn't have that same right to free speech? Of course not - this is the hypocrisy of the conservative movement. White people are objecting to the race card, and somehow it's being spun that Jimmy Carter is the newest in a long line of democratic racists.

To these people, the rights in the constitution are selectable and only for a few privileged folk: Them. I might be more reluctant to call them out for what it looks like if they had been around for the past 8 years when we actually saw our civil liberties getting torn to shreds. They were nowhere to be found as our bill of rights was being disassembled. The silence was deafening right up until we elected a black man as President. I can't see it any other way. They were silent when the previous administration threw hundreds of billions of dollars into the banking industry with no oversight-- they said nothing. They were silent when their retirement funds dried up as the market went into a downward spin last year. They were silent when the previous administration gave the auto industry a 17 billion dollar loan and now they scream it's socialism. What else would explain it?

I believe one thing about these people. When they say 'they want their country back', they mean it. This I believe. What these people need to learn -- everyone of them from Rush, Steele, Beck & Hannity - to every marcher at the tea parties is how to share. It's not like people of color are going anywhere. They are here to stay in the United States. What they don't seem to understand is ALL Americans got the country back on January 20, 2009. Until they learn that this country does not belong exclusively to THEM, they look like a bunch of bigots and angry fools fanning the flames of hate. Ooh. I called them out. I guess that makes me a racist now too.

If calling out racism makes me a racist - fine-- I am proud to be a racist like President Carter.

'Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest,
and in the joy of a new beginning,
we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back,
when brown can stick around --
when yellow will be mellow --
when the red man can get ahead, man --
and when white will embrace what is right.

Let all those who do justice and love mercy say amen.'
Rev. Joseph Lowery, January 20, 2009


and
Raine

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Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 13:05:10
Morning all. I heard Newt on the NPR mosheen this morning. He countered the There is more domestic oil production under Obama argument by saying production has gone down on public land, but is up on private land. Somehow, I know this is bullshit (because Newt said it). I would wager there is kernal of truth in there somewhere, maybe by twisting some facts about minerals rights and mixing natural gas production with oil production. Who wants a research assignment? I've got this pesky work thing.

Comment by BobR on 03/22/2012 13:09:40
Quote by Mondobubba:
Morning all. I heard Newt on the NPR mosheen this morning. He countered the There is more domestic oil production under Obama argument by saying production has gone down on public land, but is up on private land. Somehow, I know this is bullshit (because Newt said it). I would wager there is kernal of truth in there somewhere, maybe by twisting some facts about minerals rights and mixing natural gas production with oil production. Who wants a research assignment? I've got this pesky work thing.

The point is - it's irrelevant. Newt says $2.50 gas is within our reach if we increase domestic production. We have, and the prices have gone up, not down. That pretty much negates Newt's entire campaign raison d'être

Comment by wickedpam on 03/22/2012 13:10:30
Morning

Comment by clintster on 03/22/2012 13:12:26
Ladies and gentlemen, start your "weeping Boehner" jokes now:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/21/john-boehner-cries_n_1370568.html?ref=politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) shed a few tears while listening to traditional Irish music during a luncheon with the Irish Prime Minister.

Boehner cried while sitting next to Obama at the the Friends of Ireland Luncheon. The event honored Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and was a late celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

Tenor David O'Leary sang at the luncheon, which took place in the Capitol's Rayburn Room. Boehner spoke on the Irish tradition of hospitality during the event.

"Listening, finding a common bond, and giving more than we receive," Boehner said. "That's true hospitality. This is what the Irish have done so well, and for so long."

Boehner also noted that this year's luncheon honored the 100th birthday of former House Speaker Tip O'Neill.

"[O'Neill] co-founded the Friends of Ireland to support the Irish people when peace and unity were still elusive," Boehner said. "Tip was so devoted to the Irish he once mused about becoming ambassador to the Emerald Isle. To this, President Reagan responded, 'Tip, the Irish aren't looking for speakers, they're looking for listeners.'"


Comment by Raine on 03/22/2012 13:38:21
So we are off to a Senate press conference this morning! Fingers crossed!

Comment by wickedpam on 03/22/2012 13:40:50
Quote by Raine:
So we are off to a Senate press conference this morning! Fingers crossed!


look at you, you political mover and shaker you!


Comment by Raine on 03/22/2012 13:42:45
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
So we are off to a Senate press conference this morning! Fingers crossed!


look at you, you political mover and shaker you!
I'm just more of a willing background prop....



for the ERA!


Comment by wickedpam on 03/22/2012 13:47:22
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
So we are off to a Senate press conference this morning! Fingers crossed!


look at you, you political mover and shaker you!
I'm just more of a willing background prop....



for the ERA!



Awesome!

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 14:08:50
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Morning all. I heard Newt on the NPR mosheen this morning. He countered the There is more domestic oil production under Obama argument by saying production has gone down on public land, but is up on private land. Somehow, I know this is bullshit (because Newt said it). I would wager there is kernal of truth in there somewhere, maybe by twisting some facts about minerals rights and mixing natural gas production with oil production. Who wants a research assignment? I've got this pesky work thing.

The point is - it's irrelevant. Newt says $2.50 gas is within our reach if we increase domestic production. We have, and the prices have gone up, not down. That pretty much negates Newt's entire campaign raison d'être


Yes, I understand that, Bobber. I want a volly of statistics to bury the total pantloaddom of the argument.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 14:09:18
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
So we are off to a Senate press conference this morning! Fingers crossed!


look at you, you political mover and shaker you!
I'm just more of a willing background prop....



for the ERA!


Coolness!

Comment by wickedpam on 03/22/2012 14:40:53
There is a difference between pronoucing a "p" and a "c" its there, its under is breath, he did say it

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 14:57:35
Quote by wickedpam:
There is a difference between pronoucing a "p" and a "c" its there, its under is breath, he did say it


Yes, if he went with the "p" he would have been look for something entierly different. :skates to penalty box:

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 15:28:47
Classless sexual innendo killed the blog?

Comment by wickedpam on 03/22/2012 15:39:35
Quote by Mondobubba:
Classless sexual innendo killed the blog?



huh? sorry I was working on something - have to keep looking busy for the boss

Comment by Scoopster on 03/22/2012 15:42:57
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.



Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 15:57:08
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.



web.com check it out.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 16:03:44
Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 16:04:52
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.




Scoop, is the there a lot of interactiviity on the company site? Or is it more of an informational site?

Comment by wickedpam on 03/22/2012 16:10:19
Quote by Mondobubba:
Me Likee!



The semantics are everything - heck advertisers pay very close attention to words to sell their products. Its more important then people realize

Comment by Scoopster on 03/22/2012 16:10:24
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.




Scoop, is the there a lot of interactiviity on the company site? Or is it more of an informational site?

It's a lot of static information (editorial content, listing & graphic ads), but one of the goals of the latest redesign was to bring in the social media functions and some interactivity. We also had the entire CMS (back end) written from scratch because our old webmaster left us & took his code with him.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 16:15:09
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.




Scoop, is the there a lot of interactiviity on the company site? Or is it more of an informational site?

It's a lot of static information (editorial content, listing & graphic ads), but one of the goals of the latest redesign was to bring in the social media functions and some interactivity. We also had the entire CMS (back end) written from scratch because our old webmaster left us & took his code with him.


Seriously take a look at our website we might be able to help you out.

Comment by livingonli on 03/22/2012 16:42:29
Good day folks. I really have to stop being on the computer so sleep so that I actually get to sleep earlier and don't sleep as late as I have been doing.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/22/2012 17:35:21
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.




Scoop, is the there a lot of interactiviity on the company site? Or is it more of an informational site?

It's a lot of static information (editorial content, listing & graphic ads), but one of the goals of the latest redesign was to bring in the social media functions and some interactivity. We also had the entire CMS (back end) written from scratch because our old webmaster left us & took his code with him.


Seriously take a look at our website we might be able to help you out.

This would work if we didn't have our own local web hosting already..

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 17:47:19
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.




Scoop, is the there a lot of interactiviity on the company site? Or is it more of an informational site?

It's a lot of static information (editorial content, listing & graphic ads), but one of the goals of the latest redesign was to bring in the social media functions and some interactivity. We also had the entire CMS (back end) written from scratch because our old webmaster left us & took his code with him.


Seriously take a look at our website we might be able to help you out.

This would work if we didn't have our own local web hosting already..



You can transfer the hosting to web.com.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 17:51:11
Comment by BobR on 03/22/2012 17:54:07
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.


I might be able to help you out. After all - I wrote the code for this wonderful site here

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 18:25:25
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all..

We're in a hell of a bind at the office lately.. We hired this kid (referred to us by our graphic artist) to program a completely new website from the ground up for us, and he basically half-assed the job and left some serious bugs around (like inconsistent client activity reports) then refused to fix anything without charging us out the ass.

We had our hosting company's programmer on the case trying to fix it but the code was so poor that he was having trouble digging through it... until he took seriously ill and went into the hospital. We have no idea when he'll be back, so my boss is trying to find someone else to work on it. Everyone I've been asking has told me it'd be easier to just ditch the bad code and have someone write it from scratch again.. but we barely have the money to pay someone in hourly chunks to fix what we've got.


I might be able to help you out. After all - I wrote the code for this wonderful site here



Bobber has a point, Scoop.

Comment by Raine on 03/22/2012 19:07:08
Santorum is really losing his shite at this point.



Comment by Raine on 03/22/2012 19:28:59
OK, I have now heard it on Steph, Ed and now Thom about what a racist Al Sharpton is.

Point proven in my bring up an old blog today.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/22/2012 19:31:43
Quote by Raine:
OK, I have now heard it on Steph, Ed and now Thom about what a racist Al Sharpton is.

Point proven in my bring up an old blog today.



Nicole is in for Randi, I'm sure someone will bring it up there. They are like Pavlov's dog when it comes to Sharpton, it just erupts from their mouths

Comment by Raine on 03/22/2012 19:43:47
Sanford Police Chief has just stepped down....

Comment by wickedpam on 03/22/2012 19:44:45
Quote by Raine:
Sanford Police Chief has just stepped down....



temporarily

Comment by Scoopster on 03/22/2012 19:53:33
Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 20:02:59
Quote by Raine:
OK, I have now heard it on Steph, Ed and now Thom about what a racist Al Sharpton is.

Point proven in my bring up an old blog today.



Yeah right, whatever, Mulder :eyeroll: :gumcrack: :hairflip:

Note this was not aimed at you, Raine. Rather is aimed at the "Al Sharpton is a racist meme."

Comment by Raine on 03/22/2012 20:12:54
brilliant!


Comment by Raine on 03/22/2012 20:19:46
UHG.

So it begins. Rex Ryan gets Tebow'd

What a frickin circus.

Comment by Mondobubba on 03/22/2012 21:12:31
Quote by Raine:
UHG.

So it begins. Rex Ryan gets Tebow'd

What a frickin circus.


Better the Jets than the Jags. Just sayin...

Comment by livingonli on 03/22/2012 21:53:39
Imagine if Orlando had an NFL team. That market has 3 religious broadcasters and the station that was previously the primary PBS broadcaster (WMFE) was in the process of selling to Daystar (right now they are just transmitting the Spanish V-Me service as a placeholder), although it is apparently having some difficulties but if it collapses, the station is still up for sale and primary PBS affiliation has moved to channel 68 in that market.

Comment by TriSec on 03/23/2012 01:02:59
Everybody digs BILL EVANS!