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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....now speaking of defending the status quo, more likely this fits our disgraceful elected representatives and/or an inept Black middleclass more so than any Black conservative.... " House Negroes can't back-up a prayer of a chance in any benefit as to AA benefitting a Michael Lofton because I only give credit where it is due ....." ....now AA has done about as much or less for me..... ...as a no good Reverend Henry Lyons , and snake oil saleman Reverend Jesse Jackson , Brentwood Burke,...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

MBM ·
What are the great acheivements that Asian Americans make in this country? Where is the strong bloc of Asian Americans in Congress and American politics? Where are the Asian CEO's of Fortune 500 companies? Who are the great Asian American artists, entertainers, writers, musicians? How is the Asian American community supporting their native Asian countries, communities, people? I guess you speak admiringly of this community because in large part they are segregated from the mainstream of...
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Empty Purnata ·
True, these are sadly too absent from the Asian-American Community. There are good Asian-American musicians, artists and entertainers, I'm not sure I would say the entertainers are "great" (as in universally notoriable). Just like Afrian-Americans, Asian-Americans also face a glass ceiling in this country as well. They are expected by White Americans to be nothing more than businessmen and scientists. Just keep serving YT and keep their noses to the grind. I think some Asian-American...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....more likely Empty Purnata, ricardomath, and Kevin41 are full of it..... ..now this is punishment... punishment for wrong and foolish actions truly deserved. ..now, I choose not to go this direction, and slim chance exists, where I will be punished for anything that I truly did....... .....There is nothing that a Kevin41 can do that will ruin me, punish me, ruin my good reputation, etc., etc. ..haven't sustained any losses, be it financial, or otherwise, thus what you have classed as...
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Re: Afrocentric versus Eurocentric

Fine ·
Yes. ------------------- Dusty Elbow: We "can" very well talk about Americas slavery and there is alot to talk about: Connecticut Military Law, 1784--forbade blacks from serving in military First Naturalization Law, 1790--congress declared US a white nation Federal Militia Law, 1792--only whites could enlists in peacetime militia Fugitive Slave Law, 1793--protected slaveholders rights, discouraged blacks from running away Virginia Migration Law, 1793--forbade free blacks from entering that...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Nah Isome...those days of giving little mikey attention have fizzled down to nothing......what the hell...i made a decent effort up front to communicate so to hell with it......i read some of the old posts Ricardo chronicled and I was really too damn diplomatic in the first place...just takes a minute to figure it out when you trying to give a fool the benefit of the doubt. Remember when I said so in the thread about New Years resolutions? Well as you can see today is the 7th.....once I get...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Nikcara ·
I am a Christian, I am heterosexual, I think gays should be allowed to marry, I think women have the right of choice and affirmative action is desparately needed because children are still being left behind. Law in the USA is not about morality it is about power and money. It was law that enslaved my ancestors using the Christian Bible, it was law that separated the races under Jim Crow using the Christian Bible , it was law that cause the police to sick dogs on citizens because they were...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

HonestBrother ·
How about the law which gives Congress the right to authorize the President to declare war?
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Re: Black Middle Class vs. American Middle Class

Nmaginate ·
Constructive Feedback?? Sunnubian?? Comments on the actual question at hand? And that set of questions make up one whole question to the tune of the one quoted, in bold, above. Now, with Asian-Americans "making more income" than any other group and excelling in education... YOUR ANSWERS? As for these blanket statements:So please make sure you are comparing Like Sets in every demographical sense. And even with that... YOUR ANSWERS?
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
Is anyone following the confirmation hearings? I was reading the GOP list of witnesses for Alito when I came upon this: I find it interesting that Kirsanow is a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights AND a partner in a law firm whose labor/employment law section [where he practiced] is widely known for its union-busting and aggressive, employee-hostile tactics.Kirsanow will be in the 5th panel and is a "discrimination is a thing of the past" civil rights
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Affirmative Action: Who Benefits? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Affirmative Action Where Do We Go From Here? Bibliography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Policy That Suffers an Identity Crisis Few social policy issues have served as a better gauge of racial and ethnic divisions among the American...
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
"Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12, 2006 Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) sought bribes, jobs for his children and other favors for providing political support to a company setting up Internet service in Nigeria, according to a former aide's guilty plea, entered Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Va. In an alleged conspiracy,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
...the legacy of AA, Social Welfare, our disgraceful elected representatives, and/or that no good Black middleclass who praise them. .....and pat yourself on the back if you've distanced yourself from that inept, sleazy, worthless no good Black middleclass..... ********************************** "Former Aide's Guilty Plea Implicates Congressman Brett M. Pfeffer details conspiracy and bribery claims against Democrat William J. Jefferson. By Ralph Vartabedian Times Staff Writer January 12,...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Huey ·
The only way that'll happen is if more Democrats are elected in November and more Republicans lose their seats in Congress, since they hold majority in both houses.
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Re: Now Speaking of an Endless Loop Cycle of Poverty, Heavy Dependence on Social Welfare

Michael ·
I've lived in predominate Black communities, such as Oakland, Detroit, Baltimore, Compton, Watts, and South Central Los Angeles (when it was predominately Black), the working class community of Inglewood, West of La Brea when it was predominately Caucasian, stayed with a Canadian Caucasian farm family during my youth while with other family members, an integrated community such as West Adams where I continue to live until this day...... .......to which in every instance the predominately...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Michael ·
...More likely the Democratic Party is losing steam, in trouble, losing its following, etc., etc. " Democrats target Alito, but miss the mark January 12, 2006 BY ROBERT NOVAK SUN-TIMES COLUMNIST Edward M. Kennedy, the 73-year-old liberal lion of the Senate, did not so much roar as huff and puff Tuesday, as he faced Judge Samuel Alito. He and other Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who had spent weeks preparing for Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearing seemed to be shooting...
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Re: Impeach Bush?

Yemaya ·
After he has admitted spying on American citizens and admitted that the war in Iraq was based on faulty intelligence, you would think that someone other than the press would be talking about impeaching him. The majority party of the senate and congress for the last 3 administrations has been the Republican party. Now they have seized majority power in all branches of the government. Including the "talking point" lackeys and those of self-righteous indignation that often show up on this and...
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Re: The 'Promised Land': Why We're Still Waiting

James Wesley Chester ·
"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity."---King I like that. It should be on a wall someplace, or used in the opening of every African American church. After all, that is the place we be found in numbers on a frequent and regular basis. I have used 'invincible ignorance' for years as an unknowing substitute for 'conscious stupidity'. This strikes me as another way to say the controversial words, 'We are our own worst enemy.' We refuse to...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

James Wesley Chester ·
I am noting that once again Ms Clinton is reaching 'into African American-related heritage to make her point. Like 'It Takes a Village...' I also don't think her analogy is terribly far off the mark, if at all. Washington, D.C. itself is, in fact, constructed on the plantation model. The city is a separate political entity controlled entirely at the discretion of the U.S. Congress, without active representation in the business of the nation. In its original construction, the residents...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Faheem ·
There is no watering over her analogy, there is nothing she can say or for that matter you can say that can juxtapose rich folk and bureaucracy with the way Plantations were run. While Plantation reality contradicted parts of the constitution, local and state law were in accordance with Plantation life. Plantation realities were far more than violations of parts of the constitution and I do not believe her analogy makes sense and lessens the impact of the role of Plantation in our...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

James Wesley Chester ·
Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

sunnubian ·
No, Hillary is correct. I think what is being misunderstood is that she is in the comparison the House of Representatives ARE the masters and the masses of American citizens are the slaves. I totally agree with her, and will go on to say that (as I have said before) that this republican regime IS running America like a plantation; During slavery, those with money held all the power in this country and disbursed it to whom ever and where ever they chose to, and held it back from whomever they...
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

Faheem ·
You have any proof that this is what she meant? I opined as you did that if she was talking about the Congress relationship with the masses of men and women in America as one of Slave and Master than she is not that far from the truth albeit the analogy still pales in comparison to what our ancestors lived through and that legacy should not be disrespected by equating it with realities far less inhumane.
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Re: House of Representative is like a Plantation...

sunnubian ·
--------------------------------------------- I can't see the difference in whether she said house of representatives, congress, supreme court, republican dominated political posts across the board, same difference; republican dominated and controlled and the neo-republican party is dominated and controlled by racist white southerners. But I guess you may have to have been born and raised in the south and know enough about southern history to know for a fact that post slavery, the south was...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
First, you have to appreciate the probolems that the mass attendance of HBCU's has, the way you seem to suggest it. It's something that's not exactly feasible, financially or geographically, no matter how much I support the idea. So, what are the incentives to make this happen and to get more African-Americans to go to already struggling HBCU's? Me, I'm in favor of a permanent, "unified" Black Congress of sorts that purposely sets out to house the whole spectrum of Black ideas, philosophies...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
And with that said, instead of being "Democrats" or "Republicans" or "Independents" or "Libertarians", I think we should create our own parties that address OUR (the Black Community's) particular needs. None of these other parties arddress our needs, and we need to stop giving them our support. Now we can do fusion voting (belonging to these other parties, but support the main parties if need-be), but I think we need to have less membership within them en masse. I'm all for the...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
SUNNUBIAN, we've had several discussions here about that African-American Congress... In my view, the first order of business would be to Coordinate Organizations, etc. with Similar Functions. And COORDINATION is the whole idea of UNITY as I see it. The fundamental philosophy would be that We're All In This Together with the fundamental assumption being that We All Want What's Best For The Black Community. For this to happen, IMO, it will take a Phil Jackson like statesperson who can keep...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
I think we all are in agreement with the only true difference being how we have either worded or express our opinion. ---------------------------------- Side: What would you say to a Mock African American Congress on this board where we would address real issues in African America as a test run on your idea?
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

HonestBrother ·
How do you create a Unity paradigm? How about a statement of purpose and principles? The original colonies had constitutional conventions and hashed out a unifying document. E Pluribus Unum - From Many One. Newt Gingtrich had the Contract With America. If somebody can put together a million man march, can't someone put together a black "constitutional convention"? The purpose of which would be to articulate collective goals and preferred methods and strategies to achieve them. It seems like...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
AYE!!
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Empty Purnata ·
I guess we might need to.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

MBM ·
Why don't the people on this thread and at this site endeavor to create a statement of purpose AND a strategy/platform/roadmap for a unified approach. Why not? First, it would be a great exercise for us. Second, it might become a valuable template/example for others to look to. Third, if not us - who? If not now - when?
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
The State of the Union is bleak, and our future without change does not look much better. We are witnessing crisis in terms of our constitutional democratic republic that is presently going unchallenged. We suffer a Machiavellian administration that believes that we are a nation of men; rather than a nation of laws. An administration whose mission is not to protect the Constitution; but rather, to enrich its friends and punish its detractors. An administration that would dishonor the deaths...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Nmaginate ·
Elder is high, drunk, pimp-slapped, etc. because of the disconnect. He knows the rule. Politics is all about "What Have You Done For Me Lately." What the hell is he talking about the history? Like there is a BETTER WHITE MAN or something? Silly BASTARD!! Last time, at The Barbershop , this mf was thumbing his nose at history:Funny how he showed right awful disdain for history there and never even came close to casting that history in a positive light, let alone putting a hellified spin on...
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Here is a real work example of zero sum Toussiant. Who can forget the neocons' claim that under their leadership America creates its own reality? Remember the neocons' Iraq reality--a "cakewalk" war? After three years of combat, thousands of casualties, and cost estimated at over $1 trillion, real reality must still compete with the White House spin machine. One might think that the Iraq experience would restore sober judgement to policymakers. Alas, neocon reality has spread everywhere. It...
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Re: Why Isn't There a White History Month?

EbonyRose ·
I haven't ever heard this one! But I would venture to say that it's because they haven't gone in front of Congress and petitioned for one! Hmmm ... I wonder how long it would take to pass such an initiative? Plus, if I were them, I'm not so sure I would want my history plastered all over the media!
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Vox ·
The "new Pearl harbor" reference is still there, Kweli... It's on page 63 of the PDF file, page number 51 by the document's actual count. http://www.newamericancentury.org/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf But I just wanted to make sure that I was on a reasonably logical path with this. If the rest of the people in Congress allow this to happen, it is my cue that these wackos have taken complete control of the government. What kind of country will be left for them to control? Like Blaqfist...
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
Okay ... I was hurried and didn't read the whole document again; rather, I tried the site's search function. Bowing his head in intellectual laziness shame I see these "elected representatives" that are allowing this to happen in the same light as I see Black Conservatives [those that merely parrot white conservatives, as opposed to the Black Conservative that actual promotes a conservative agenda supportive of the Black community ... I'm sure there's one out there ... somewhere] or the poor...
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Re: Garífunas sign accord with new Honduras president

James Wesley Chester ·
Back on May 26, 2005, when he was initiating his political campaign, Zelaya signed an accord with Afro Hondurans. He promised that, if he won the presidency with their support, he would make every effort to see that their concerns are addressed.---Oshun Auset This is good news for another member-group of The African Diaspora. I continue to contend that such internal alliance, dare I say 'organization', will have a similar levering effect in the U.S. The African American National Committee,...
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Re: Conservative Forum Turns on Bush

jazzdog ·
I read that article only I think it was just the one township, but the thing is that the Rep from Vermont is the only independent in the whole Congress, even he admitted that impeachment proceedings weren't bound to happen.
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Re: Conspiracy Theorists: What's With the Ports?

Kweli4Real ·
Okay, the plan is coming together. Democracy Check-mated in three. http://thinkprogress.org/2006/03/09/dpworld-halliburton
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Re: Question....

HonestBrother ·
Assuming this to be true...Because the rich and powerful are the most likely to violate the Constitution in any meaningful way... And this system was set up by them and for them .... Which is why property crimes are among the more harshly punished (by time and/or money)... In many if not all of the amendments to the bill of rights, it is Congress that is prohibited from taking an action... Q: Why do nice guys finish last?
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Dusty Elbow ·
Panama's Indian albinos a revered elite Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:02 AM ET By Mike Power ISLA TIGRE, Panama (Reuters) - When Kuna Indian medicine man Mandiuliguina Flores speaks, everyone listens. For his dark-skinned indigenous audience, the albino shaman's milky white skin gives him special powers. In a quirk of history and genetics, Panama's Kuna tribe has one of the world's highest occurrences of albinos, revered as an elite group that the Kuna call "the children of the moon". Kuna mythology...
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Re: Feingold to Call for Rare Presidential Censure

Kweli4Real ·
Sorry. Let me try to be more clear. Feingold's censure would be based on Bush's violations of the FISA Court's requirements; but any impeachment action necessarily would go further. It would include whether the administration lied regarding the run up to the war, and questions regarding Plame-gate and the Forged Nigerian Memo, both of which appear to touch the Office of the VP, and possibly the President [through Rove]. If the articles of impeachment include any of these subjects, the...
 
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