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Black Friday! Part 2

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“Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.” – Unknown 

I am still troubled by the death of a Wal-Mart employee who was on the unfortunate end of a stampede on Black Friday.  Being in Atlanta at the moment I was able to obtain a copy of the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Thanksgiving Day edition.  The advertisements must have outweighed the paper by a margin of 3 to 1.  What I found was very troubling indeed.

On big ticket items such as flat screen televisions, computers, and all sorts of other electronic goodies, there were some serious deals to be had.  The only problem is that in the fine print of these deals to good to be true is the fact that there is a minimum number of these goods available at each store.  When you have thousands of people lining up to purchase a limited supply of goods is a recipe for disaster.

Best Buy, Circuit City, Target, and Wal-Mart are all guilty of this practice.  Its like dropping a sack of rice into a refugee camp expecting the distribution to proceed in a timely and orderly fashion.  Just ain’t gonna fucking happen.  What is equally disturbing is the fact that there seems to be no method of crowd control.  Maybe if that Wal-Mart on Long Island had some type of security in place, this tragic death could have been avoided.

America needs to wake up and stop being manipulated by the retail industry and the news media.  The same deal you would get on Black Friday will be repackaged in one form or another leading up to Christmas.  When I used to participate in the idiocy of the holiday season, I always found the best deals to be on the day after Christmas or the retailer’s websites.

Ever wonder why Santa’s catch phrase is “Ho, Ho, Ho?”  Think about it if you can!

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Black Friday!

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“Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” – George Carlin
 

This morning at a Wal-Mart store on Long Island in New York, an employee was trampledto death as the store opened.  At that same Wal-Mart, a pregnant woman suffered a miscarriage after being bumped into numerous times.  It is amazing what people will subject themselves to a media and retail created event.  Today, Black Friday, truly deserves its name.

To save a perceived buck or find a buy one get one free deal at five in the morning, often in freezing temperatures just reinforces the Carlin quote.  So to all you morons out there buying flat screen television sets, where will you hang it when you get your foreclosure notice?  Black Friday should change its name to Avarice Friday.  The real Black Friday is the day when you get called into your bosse’s office at 4:30 p.m. and handed a pink slip!

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New McCain Endoresement!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In another campaign shocker, the Associated Mess has discovered a black group that is publically supporting John McCain for president.  Move over Michael S. Steele. When asked why they were going to endorse McCain, Rufus (Twinkie) Ginsberg, Imperial Wizard of the Smyrna, GA chapter of the Gay Black Jewish Klansmen for Tolerance and Understanding told our reporter “We may be a bunch of sissies, but we need a Commander in Chief who would not be afraid to stick it up the ass of the Iranians!”  This ought to quell the fears that Obama will get 100% of the black vote.

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Barack The Magic Negro!

Good luck with your run for governor you racist prick!  Or better yet, Dumbazz!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barack and Michelle Obama are ‘uppity,’ says Lynn Westmoreland

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, who was born and raised in the South, said Thursday that he’s never heard the word “uppity” used in a racially loaded fashion — and meant nothing more than “elitist” when he applied it to Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

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“If anyone read more into it, no undercurrent was intended,” Westmoreland spokesman Brian Robinson said this evening.

In a Washington D.C. conversation with reporters, the two-term Sharpsburg congressman was discussing the speech of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin when he was asked to compare her with Michelle Obama.

“Just from what little I’ve seen of her and Mr. Obama, Sen. Obama, they’re a member of an elitist-class individual that thinks that they’re uppity,” Westmoreland said, according to The Hill, a newspaper that covers Capitol Hill.

When asked to clarify, Westmoreland said, “Uppity, yeah.”

The Hill immediately posted the incident on-line, where it zipped around the Internet, causing Westmoreland’s office phones to ring off the hook.

The incident underlines the cultural minefields that come with a presidential campaign that features the first African-American to win the nomination of a major political party. Republicans say they’re merely trying to portray Obama as out of touch with working Americans, but some Democrats say the GOP is speaking in cultural code.

For decades in the segregated South, “uppity” was a word applied to African-Americans who attempted to rise above servile positions.

“It was only a matter of time before Republican officials shifted from oblique racially-charged language to brazen racially-charged language,” wrote Steve Benen, author of a blog for Washington Monthly magazine.

Though raised by a struggling, single mother, Obama studied at both Columbia University in New York and Harvard University. Michelle Obama was raised on Chicago’s rough south side, the daughter of a city pump operator — but she attended both Princeton and Harvard universities.

This spring, Obama apologized for his “poor word choices” at a California fund-raiser in which he described small-town Americans as “bitter” over the souring economy and clinging to religion and guns in response.

Citing that gaffe, Hillary Clinton sought to apply the “elitist” label to Obama in the Democratic primary. Republicans have tried to do so during their national convention in Minnesota.

“In small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening,” Gov. Sarah Palin, the GOP nominee for vice president, said Wednesday in her debut speech.

A spokeswoman for the Obama campaign in Georgia declined comment.

In the article published by The Hill, the national Obama campaign did not note any racial context in the Georgia congressman’s remarks. “Sounds like Rep. Westmoreland should be careful throwing stones from his candidate’s eight glass houses,” said Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor.

Robinson, Westmoreland’s spokesman, said the Obama response proved that no offense was intended. “They saw it as the way he meant it,” Robinson said.

Westmoreland, who is contemplating a 2010 run for governor, released the following statement:

“I’ve never heard that term used in a racially derogatory sense. It is important to note that the dictionary definition of ‘uppity’ is ‘affecting an air of inflated self-esteem — snobbish.’

“That’s what we meant by uppity when we used it in the mill village where I grew up,” Westmoreland said.

Considered one of the most conservative members of Congress, Westmoreland represents the 3rd District, which covers much of central and western Georgia, from Henry County to Muscogee County. He was first elected to Congress in 2004, after beating Republican primary rival Dylan Glenn, an African-American.

Glenn was supported by several high-ranking Republicans, including former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich, who argued that the state GOP needed more diversity. That prompted DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones, a Democrat who is also African-American, to jump into the campaign on Westmoreland’s behalf.

Both Jones and Westmoreland were first elected to the state House in 1992. Westmoreland later became the House minority leader.

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A black Republican? Think about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meredith Clark, a young and gifted associate editor of my hometown newspaper the Tallahassee Democrat wrote an interesting column today with the same headline of this blog. In her article she interviews a young black woman who identifies herself with the Republican Party.  This young woman is quoted as saying:  “It’s like you’re a racist or an Uncle Tom if you don’t support Barrack.”  My question is to whom or what group is this statement attributed to?  Ms. Prince cannot presume to know what any other individual is thinking at any given time.  I do not consider her to be a racist or an Uncle Tom because she supports McCain.  And furthermore, why should she have to qualify her reasons for voting for McCain?  In this country our vote is by a secret ballot.

Meredith, you then go on to say “that more blacks should research the party’s ideals and vote Republican – if for no other reason than to avoid the political eggs/basket disaster we too often find ourselves in when voting as a Democratic bloc.”    I beg your pardon?  Are you suggesting that blacks are lemmings?

And I find it insulting that you lump Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King into this modern day Republican Party.  Most blacks were Republicans prior to the 1936 elections when blacks abandoned the party to support Roosevelt and the New Deal who was a Democrat. I would also venture to guess that Colin Powell is a closet Democrat.

And it is funny that you try to associate Republican Values with the principles of the Nguzo Saba.  Those are not principles that are solely Republican.  Those are fundamental human principles.  If you have the time or the will, I suggest you take the African Humanities class at FAMU taught by Dr. Derek Williams.  It will show you where democracy was born, not the democracy by proxy we have here in the United States but true participatory democracy.  The king of a tribe was powerless unless he had the support of the group of elders who had to have the support of the people.  Sorry to have gotten off topic.

Anyway, if you read the Republican Party platform you will see that it does not, as a woman, have your best interest in mind.  That is what Karl Marx called a false consciousness.  That’s why most blacks do not support the Republican Party.  It is not in our best interest to do so.

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The Little Black Man Child!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week that pasty pill popping pompous windbag Rush Limbaugh referred to Barack Obama as the little black manchild.  To hear this moron check out the following link.  Why doesn’t he explain being caught at an airport with a suitcase full of Viagra following a visit to a private island off the coast of the Dominican Republic.  He has also referred to Obama as the “magic negro.”  I hope he chokes on a pork chop!

http://mediamatters.org/items/200808200009

Watch MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann call him out. 

What do you think?

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Is Obama Black Enough?

Recently, a friend who blogs on the TDO website asked me whether I thought that Obama was black enough. I told her I would have to get back to her on that. And that is the subject of this blog. We now know through science that there are no biological or genetic markers for race. Therefore, that makes both race and ethnicity human constructs. When man first became self aware I am sure his first words were not “I am black and how do I get to Detroit?”

So just what is race and ethnicity? I define race as a social grouping or form of people hood that is marked by traits that are perceived to be biologically inherited. Ethnicity is defined as a social grouping or form of people hood that is marked by traits that are perceived to be culturally inherited. So in attempting to answer the question I will use these two definitions. If I accept the first definition to be true then the obvious answer is yes! But I don’t think that is the answer that you are looking for.

If I accept the second definition to be true then it makes it that much more difficult to answer the question. Is he black enough like Dr. Benjamin Carson, the gifted neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University? Or is he black enough like Pookie standing on the corner selling drugs? Is he black enough somewhere between the two? No one group of people is a monolith. So to be honest I cannot answer the question because I believe that the question cannot be answered. Is John McCain white enough? I haven’t heard that question asked. Why? Because for the most part the people that I perceive to be white generally do not think of themselves as being white.

There is only one race on the planet Earth and that is the human race!

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