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The Black Agenda!

I just sat through two grueling hours watching MSNBC’s “Debating the Black Agenda” hosted by Tamron Hall and Ed Shultz.   The show was an extension of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network’s convention this weekend in which members of the black intelligentsia, Sharpton, and other political pundits discussed issues that make up this supposed black agenda.  Tavis Smiley hosted a similar symposium a few weeks ago and “The Black Agenda” was included in the title.  Before I get into what is the black agenda, I just think that term is not the best slogan due to the heated discourse we find ourselves in.

I believe that those on the far right would misconstrue just what the black agenda is an try to fashion it into an anti white movement.  Sharpton and Smiley have tried to suggest that the black agenda is America’s agenda. Yeah right!   Try selling that to the Teabaggers.  A recent CBS/New York Times poll came out with these startling numbers, (See poll links).   Clink the link to see what  the Teabaggers think.  You can check out this link to see who they are.  The numbers speak for themselves.

A lot of the conversation was based on past inequities suffered by blacks at the hands of whites.  It almost teetered on the fact that blacks were somehow owed something but that is an argument for another day.  They addressed others issues such as Affirmative Action, education, crime, and the disintegration of the black family.  Three of these items can be accomplished without the government getting involved.  Blacks must reestablish the traditional family.  I certainly had the advantage of growing up with both parents in the home and can attest to the benefits of having a strong father to keep me in line.  Next, education must become a higher priority in black America.  The higher the level of education that is attained will invariably lead to the reduction of crime.   If you don’t do the crime then you won’t do the time.  And we already know what a conviction can do to ruin any legitimate shot at a successful career.

On the other hand, whites must realize that by uplifting the poor we can eliminate many of the stereotypes that they have regarding blacks.  Only when everyone is on equal footing, can we say that the American dream has been realized.  The notion that President Obama is doing more for blacks than he is doing for whites is absurd.  President Obama has often stated that he is not the president of white, black, gay, straight, red state, or blue state America but that he was the president of the United States of America.  So think twice when you say “I want my country back.”  Which way and how do you want it back?  You’ve barely taken your foot off of the back of my neck…  There is no black agenda or conspiracy thereof, there is only agenda and that is the American one.  United we stand, divided, we shall surely fall.

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Chris Matthews Rips Palin: ‘Frightening,’ ‘Empty Vessel,’ ‘Nothing Going On Mentally’ (VIDEO)

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Olbermann Offers “Special Comment” On Joe Wilson: ‘You’ve Embarrassed The Nation’

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Viewer Alert!

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Conservative Misinformation University class of 2009!

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Single Payer!

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Watch as we repeatedly get fucked by our government!  Barack, you better get your black azz on track with the country.  We voted you in and we can vote your azz out.  Make the wise choice and get out of the hip pocket of corporate America.

One trillion for the banks with more possibly coming and the single payer advocates can’t even get a seat at the health care table?  Something is rotten in Denmark and the smell is even worse in Washington.  What ever happened to getting rid of the special interest groups in D.C.?  Get the insurance industry out of health care now!

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News You Can’t Use! Drown Baby Drown.

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                                                                                                                                                                                     News You Can’t Use has been on hiatus recently but certain current events have dictated that we bring it back.  Much to my delight and pleasure, it has come to my attention that blowhard conservative commentator Sean Hannity has volunteered to be waterboarded.  The Fixed News windbag has said that he will do it as a charity event to help military families.  The Associated Mess is always pleased to help with charitable causes and we’ll do whatever possible to help Mr. Hannity to be tortured.  The Associated Mess is against all forms of tortue but haven’t we all been tortured enough by Hannity’s big and unfactual mouth?  Who are we to question whether or not he considers waterboarding to be torture?

 Oh shit!  Did Hannity and Cheney just get wiped by Lawrence O’Donnell’s ass?  He hit the nail right on the head.  Hannity is so full of phony toughness it makes the average person sick to their stomach.  Hannity would crack faster than a no bid Halliburton concrete parking garage contract.  C’mon Captain America!  We are waiting for the waterboarding.  Just don’t invite Glenn Beck, his crying would ruin a joyous event.

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