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When Peaceful Protest Becomes A Lynch Mob

The near riots and riots in recent memory have the same feel as the mob rule of a hundred years past – the difference being the color of the skin of the protestors.  Make no mistake about it – these protests are about justice.   Immediate justice.  In every case the protesters are compelled to […]

23Sep2016 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Obama, Racism, And Gun Violence in South Chicago

A family buried their daughter today.  15 year old Hadiya Pendleton was killed earlier this week by that crazy phenomenon of irrational gun violence.  Did I mention that Hidiva was black?  Did we note she was killed on Chicago’s South Side – the epicenter of gun violence in new reports.  This is tough to talk […]

9Feb2013 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Trayvon and Black on Black Violence

NOTE TO READERS:  This post originally contained a racist cartoon image at the top right.  Some found it offensive and we agreed.  We removed the image and apologize for any hurt.  The new picture is of HELL – which is where I am going if I don’t change my ways. I have a facebook friend, […]

27Mar2012 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Trayvon Martin – Racism – and the Media Message

We live in difficult times.  The murder of Trayvon Martin in Florida has refocused our Nation’s conscience on racism.  After a month of media review it appears that the murderer, George Zimmerman, was an over zealous wannabee-police-officer neighborhood watchman.  Zimmerman  was looking for his chance to be a hero.  He saw a young black man […]

24Mar2012 | | Comments Off on Trayvon Martin – Racism – and the Media Message | Continued
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Mel Gibson to Lead Tea Party

Actor, Director, Producer Mel Gibson is negotiating terms to take over leadership of the Tea Party in America.  Every candidate must demonstrate proper character traits consistent with Tea Party advocates.   Candidates must be willing to demonstrate these character traits in a very public manner – there should be no sense of shame or fear of […]

14Jul2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Sins of Our Father – and Other Life Prejudices

At some point in each or our lives we have to ask ourselves – who am I?  Social order forces the question.  We cannot live a complete life without someone challenging at least one of our belief systems – and often our entire concept of proper culture.  Prejudices must be examined and rethought – for […]

22May2010 | | Comments Off on Sins of Our Father – and Other Life Prejudices | Continued
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The Threat of Fascism in 21st Century America

Fascism – a scary word.  Most of us do not know what fascism means – we just feel certain it has something to do with a bad method of government or of economic systems.  Fascism is a word like Communism or Socialism or Marxism – we don’t feel the need to understand the exact meaning […]

3May2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Racists and Birthers Are Not Just Dim-Witted Rednecks

In 1776 immigration was unchecked in the American colonies.  The people living here decided to form their own government and bypass the King’s tax man.  Those folks wrote some rules that defined our form of Government and who was eligible to hold office.  The President had to be a natural born citizen – meaning that […]

1Apr2010 | | Comments Off on Racists and Birthers Are Not Just Dim-Witted Rednecks | Continued
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Angry At Government – Or Just Angry

The word ‘angry’ is being thrown around with loose abandon.  Editorials across the free press note the ‘anger of the voters.’  There is legitimate anger.  But there is also illegitimate anger.   Does legitimacy make any difference?  Is anger the same whether legitimate or not?  Is an angry voter a rational voter? The essence of anger […]

12Feb2010 | | Comments Off on Angry At Government – Or Just Angry | Continued
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Politics of Racism, 1903, 1968, 1988, 2009

I collect political memorabilia. As I looked through my junk last night I realized how much we have changed.

I have a George Wallace neck tie from his 1968 run at the Presidency. It is a thin white tie with bold red letters horizontally positioned that reads Wallace ’68. Twenty years ago I attached a campaign button to the Wallace tie – it reads Jesse Jackson ’88.

19Jan2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Tragic Leaps of Emotional Logic

There is something terribly wrong in our country.  Leaps of logic are flying in random patterns of chaos.  The other day there was a letter to the editor in our local paper that stated emphatically that Barack Obama is a Muslim – the evidence, Obama’s middle name and his father was from Africa.  What is […]

31Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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You’re for Obama or You’re Racist

With the possibility of having our first black President, Democrats are doing everything they can to help Obama win. They have brought voters out in record numbers, have rallied all across America and have done so with the use of fear. It seems that the easiest way to snag voters is to paint the opposition […]

30Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Teddy Roosevelt, Racism and the Presidency

Teddy Roosevelt was the Vice President under McKinley. He went about the ceremonial duties of the Vice President of that time – accepting an invitation by Booker T. Washington to visit Tuskegee Institute. But fate interceded, McKinley was assassinated and Roosevelt became President. Roosevelt offered a dinner invitation to Booker T. Washington which was readily […]

9Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Olberman’s Elloquence – on Clinton and Ferraro

Keith Olberman is a two sport journalist. He works the circuit at ESPN has increasing popularity o MSNBC. Olberman has directed his intellect and wit at the atrocious behavior of the Hillary Clinton campaign. This journalism is refreshing. Olberman demonstrates the ability to report, analyze, and clarify important issues. This video clip show Olberman at […]

13Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Olberman’s Elloquence – on Clinton and Ferraro | Continued
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Lynching O’Reilly by Olberman

Son, Bill O’Reilly stepped across the line – The line of decency that most of us outside of FOX News lives by. Lynching was a horrific practice of murder and intimidation to demonstrate to other African-Americans that they have no power – that we have all the power. O’Reilly used several phrases, ‘lynching,’ ‘tracking down,’ […]

22Feb2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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George Wallace Tie – 1968

Son, As I said before, I collect political campaign paraphernalia. Some people have asked to see a picture of my George Wallace tie from the 1968 Presidential election. Here is the tie with a 1988 campaign button for Jesse Jackson. I had to attach them because of the striking contrast. What do you suppose this […]

30Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Racism, just another campaign challenge

Son, The media is in a big toot about Racism.  Bill Clinton dismissed Obama’s victory in South Carolina by stating that Jesse Jackson won there in 1984 and 1988.  The implication was that Barack Obama is just another black man.  The media interprets this as an attempt to minimize Obama by Clinton. Well duh!  What […]

28Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Racism, just another campaign challenge | Continued
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Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, On race

Son, The debate is on.  Brian William is giving the introduction of a Q & A format.  Time Russert is there – unfortunately.  But Brian Williams is a fair journalist and will moderate his colleague.    It begins with race. BW to Clinton: How did we get here? Clinton, “MLK’s dreams have been realized.  Senator […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, On race | Continued
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Charles Rangel on Hardball, 1-15-08

Son, Something exciting is happening in America.  Chris Matthews has Congressman Charles Rangel on his show and they are being civil.. Rangel is beside himself with joy over the prospects of an African-American President.  As should we all. Rangel, “We’ve had some terrible political setbacks and …I just hope that Barack Obama is a different […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Charles Rangel on Hardball, 1-15-08 | Continued
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Clinton and Obama expose Media Bigots

Son, This election is probably shaping up to one of the most important ever for understanding our ‘good old boy media.’  All of those old men are harping on race and feminism.  It is as if they cannot grasp issues of charisma, or hope, or ideas, or anything of substance. Pat Buchanan was just on […]

9Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Clinton and Obama expose Media Bigots | Continued
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Chris Matthews, Racist, Chauvinist

Son, The star of Chris Matthews has risen. Now we can see who he really is. And it is not pretty. Clinton scored a huge comeback in New Hampshire. Matthews explanation – “…the New Hampshire voters lied to the pollsters. They lied about voting for a black man because they were embarrassed… Hillary did not […]

9Jan2008 | | 8 comments | Continued
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A Personal Understanding of Racism

Son, I grew up in a segregated America.  My parents would have qualified as third generation hillbillies who came to town to work.  We lived in a mixed race neighborhood in an inner city.  Those were days when a fist fight on the corner was just that – no one pulled out a knife or […]

5Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Imus and Sharpton – still haggling

Son, Good for Don Imus. He has overcome adversity and is returning to the Radio airways. I am not an Imus kind of guy – I may be a smart-alack like him – but our philosophies are different. But this is not about me – it is about redemption from the pettiness of Al Sharpton. […]

2Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Imus and Sharpton – still haggling | Continued
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Bill O’Reilly – friend to Blacks

Son, I am watching Al Sharpton on MSNBC. Talk about conflicted! A couple of days ago Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News Pit Bull bred and trained for news media dog fights, said after visiting a Harlem restaurant, “I mean, it was exactly the same, even though it’s run by blacks, primarily black patronship,” Al Sharpton […]

27Sep2007 | | 2 comments | Continued