The (Legally) Blind Leading The Blind

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Lt. Gov. David Paterson

Gov. David Paterson was forced to order lay offs of damn near 9,000 state workers yesterday: Continue »

Angela Davis: F*ck a Prison, Get Rid of Them

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Angela Davis, the pioneer and revolutionary, is calling for an end to the prison system:

The U.S. prison system, in its present state, must be abolished, says University of California-Santa Cruz Professor Emeritus Angela Davis. Davis, a longtime prison reform advocate, is scheduled to speak at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Tuesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. for the keynote address of Emory University’s Women’s History Month. She cited a Pew Research Center report on prisons released earlier this month: “One in every 37 adults in this country is either behind bars or under the direct control of the corrections system — on parole or on probation. Here in Minnesota, it’s one out of every 26 adults. In terms of the entire country, that means 7.3 million people are under the control of the correction system,” Davis said. She sees prisons as “structural racism,” believing that the current U.S. justice system is “based on revenge” and current prisoner rehabilitation methods are not working. Continue »

Special Olympics Bowler Gives Obama Tips After Diss on Leno

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After Obama made a comment about his bowling game being “”it was like the Special Olympics or something” on The Tonight Show, some Special Olympic bowlers rather than trying to go hard at him are offering tips:

President Obama joked Thursday that his bowling ability was suitable for the Special Olympics, a comment for which he later apologized.

But one Special Olympics bowler has a few tips for the president on how to improve his score.

Tim Maloney, a 38-year-old with Down Syndrome Continue »

President Handsome

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President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama hosted a St. Patrick Day inspired soiree during Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen’s visit to the White House. Dig more pics of the festivities in green on the flipside. Continue »

Michelle Obama in the “Female Force”

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Here’s another group of hustlers trying to profit not only off of Michelle Obama, but other (in)famous women in politics: Continue »

Hi Hater: Reverend Wright Says Obama Ain’t Jesus, Just An Ordinary Politician

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Although he almost cost Obama the presidency,Reverent Wright Judas still has something to say about his former spiritual student and friend:

He’s like any other president,” Wright said. “He’s a politician and he’s got to do what politicians do.”

During his address, Wright cautioned against putting too much faith in Obama.

“Barack’s name ain’t Jesus. Barack ain’t gonna improve your child’s reading score. There are things we’ve got to do on our own,” he said. Continue »

Russian Scholar: U.S. Will Collapse Next Year

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A Russian scholar is predicting a total collapse of the United States by next year:

Panarin argued that Americans are in moral decline, saying their great psychological stress is evident from school shootings, the size of the prison population and the number of gay men. Turning to economic woes Continue »

Obama To End Iraqi War

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President Barack Obama

President Obama ain’t f*kin around: Continue »

California Mayor Steps Down After Sending Obama Watermelon Email

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Racist jokes about Obama are still in style with some white folks:

Los Alamitos Mayor Dean Grose has stepped down as Mayor of Los Alamitos, CA after sending out this fake photo of watermelons on President Barack Obama’s White House front lawn. Grose’s email included the heading, “No Easter Egg hunt this year.” Continue »

Chicago Man Sends Obama Camp Envelopes Filled with HIV Infected Blood

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Some nut job sent the Obama Staff some envelopes drenched in HIV blood: Continue »

Quote of The Day

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Here is MSNBC political commentator Pat Buchanan’s response to Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement that America is a nation of “cowards” when it comes to discussing race:

Lecturing a conscript conclave of Justice Department bureaucrats, Attorney General Eric Holder last week called America a “nation of cowards” for not spending more time talking about race.

Reading his speech, however, one recalls the sage counsel of Pat Moynihan to President Nixon in 1970: This whole subject might benefit from a long period of “benign neglect.”
One point Holder did allude to, without specifics, was this:

“It is not safe for this nation to assume that the unaddressed social problems in the poorest parts of the country can be isolated and will not ultimately affect the larger society.”

Fair point. And what are some of those social problems?

A 70 percent illegitimacy rate in black America, an incarceration and crime rate seven times that of white America, a 50 percent dropout rate in many urban high schools, African-American graduates reading and computing on average at eighth-grade levels. Continue »

Quote of the Day

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pres. obama state of the union

Barack Obama tried to paint an optimistic picture during his State of the Union Address last night:

But while our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken; though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this: We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before. Continue »

White Folks Ride on Obama for Not Using Proper English in Speeches

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Today’s NY Times Op-Ed discussed bloggers giving Obama a hard time for saying ‘Michelle and I’ vs ‘Michelle and Me’ in his speeches:

WHEN President Obama speaks before Congress and the nation tonight, he will be facing some of his toughest critics.Since his election, the president has been roundly criticized by bloggers for using “I” instead of “me” in phrases like “a very personal decision for Michelle and I” or “the main disagreement with John and I” or “graciously invited Michelle and I.”

The rule here, according to conventional wisdom, is that we use “I” as a subject and “me” as an object, whether the pronoun appears by itself or in a twosome. Thus every “I” in those quotes ought to be a “me.” Continue »

A Soirée of Presidential Proportions

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama  Governors dinner

The Obama‘s hosted the Governor’s Dinner at the White House last night and were serenaded by Earth, Wind & Fire in the process. Get a load of the regal pair kickin’ it with the likes of ‘Governor Terminator’ and more when you Continue »

This Is Why Michelle Is The Hottest Chick In The Game

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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama arrives for a performance for school children at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a Black History Month Celebration at the White House yesterday. And it went a little something like this:

Mrs. Obama seemed a bit surprised when the sixth- and seventh-graders from three local schools said yes, they knew slaves helped build the White House Continue »


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