I love champagne...and I love chittlins. Never had the two together but someday, someday...I might just try it. I have the feeling the mixture would taste as biting, foamy and bitter as I can sometimes be!
I want to pelt these people with hot rocks and garbage. Three words for my Texas peeps -- TURN OFF RUSH!!!!
From the Houston Chronicle:
WASHINGTON — A University of Texas poll to be released today shows Republican presidential candidate John McCain and GOP Sen. John Cornyn leading by comfortable margins in Texas, as expected. But the statewide survey of 550 registered voters has one very surprising finding: 23 percent of Texans are convinced that Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama is a Muslim.
Obama is a Christian who was embroiled in a controversy earlier this year about his two-decade membership in Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ. Yet just 45 percent of those polled identified the Illinois senator as a Protestant.
The Obama-is-a-Muslim confusion is caused by fallacious Internet rumors and radio talk-show gossip. McCain went so far at one of his town hall meetings to grab a microphone from a woman who claimed that Obama was an Arab.
The Texas numbers are unusual because most national polls show that just 5 to 10 percent of Americans still believe Obama is a Muslim — less than half the number of Texans who buy into the debunked theories.
Geeze. Now we all know Texas will go to McCain...come on, we KNOW IT. But for some people to still be this clueless just boggles my mkind.
Daughter of slave votes for Obama By Joshunda Sanders
Monday, October 27, 2008
Amanda Jones, 109, the daughter of a man born into slavery, has lived a life long enough to touch three centuries. And after voting consistently as a Democrat for 70 years, she has voted early for the country's first black presidential nominee.
The middle child of 13, Jones, who is African American, is part of a family that has lived in Republican-leaning Bastrop County for five generations. The family has remained a fixture in Cedar Creek and other parts of the county, even when its members had to eat at segregated barbecue dives and walk through the back door while white customers walked through the front, said Amanda Jones' 68-year-old daughter, Joyce Jones.
For at least a decade, Amanda Jones worked as a maid for $20 a month, Joyce Jones said. She was a housewife for 72 years and helped her now-deceased husband, C.L. Jones, manage a store.
Amanda Jones, a delicate, thin woman wearing golden-rimmed glasses, giggled as the family discussed this year's presidential election. She is too weak to go the polls, so two of her 10 children — Eloise Baker, 75, and Joyce Jones — helped her fill out a mail-in ballot for Barack Obama, Baker said. "I feel good about voting for him," Amanda Jones said.
Jones' father herded sheep as a slave until he was 12, according to the family, and once he was freed, he was a farmer who raised cows, hogs and turkeys on land he owned. Her mother was born right after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, Joyce Jones said. The family owned more than 100 acres of land in Cedar Creek at one point, she said.
Amanda Jones' father urged her to exercise her right to vote, despite discriminatory practices at the polls and poll taxes meant to keep black and poor people from voting. Those practices were outlawed for federal elections with the 24th Amendment in 1964, but not for state and local races in Texas until 1966.
Amanda Jones says she cast her first presidential vote for Franklin Roosevelt, but she doesn't recall which of his four terms that was. When she did vote, she paid a poll tax, her daughters said. That she is able, for the first time, to vote for a black presidential nominee for free fills her with joy, Jones said.
One of Amanda Jones' 33 grandchildren, Brenda Baker, 44, said the family is moved by the election's significance to the matriarch.
"It's awesome to me that we have such a pillar of our family still with us," Baker said. "It's awesome to see what she's done, and all her hard work, and to see that she may be able to see the results of all that hard work" if Obama is elected, she said.
Jones lives in a small gray house with white trim just off Texas 21. These days, a curious white kitten and a sleepy old black dog guard the house. Inside are photographs and relics of a long, full life, including a letter from then-Gov. George Bush in 1998 commemorating her 100th birthday. A black-and-white picture of her in a long flapper-style dress was taken between 1912 and 1918 — no one can remember the exact year, Baker said with a chuckle.
Making it to see the election results on Nov. 5 is important, but Jones is resting up for another milestone: her 110th birthday in December. "God has been good to me," she said.
And of course, sweet Sarah didn't say a word about one of her hate-filled supporters screaming the n-bomb in reference to Obama. What a surprise. Some on the right say that person shouted he's a "re distributor"...WTF? Who you think you think you fooling? I was born at night, but it wasn't last night!
You know, I actually like it whenever one of these red necked, right-winged,ignorant pieces of dumb trash lets their mask slip. It shows others just how sick they are, down to their racist soul...and all the good people that I know and have in my life, black, white, hispanic and whatever, are repulsed by this shit.
Why do I have James Brown's "Living in America" running through my head? I need a nap.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An Arkansas television anchorwoman found beaten at her home this week has died in a hospital. An official at St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center says 26-year-old Anne Pressly died Saturday. She was beaten around the head and was being kept sedated in a hospital. She couldn't communicate with her family or police. She was discovered Monday morning a half-hour before she was to appear on the "Daybreak" program on ABC affiliate KATV. Her mother went to her home after she didn't answer her regular wake-up call. Police haven't identified a suspect.
This is my parent's nightmare.
I live alone. And at 3 AM , I head to work in the pitch black for my daybreak shift.
My dad calls me every evening before bed, just to make sure I'm alright. And if mom doesn't see me on the morning show, she's calling out the cavalry.
I used to scoff at their worries, until I met my first stalker. The guy would send a dozen roses every day, EVERY DAMN DAY, to the station. He'd sometimes sit outside the gate to watch the news crews leave, and follow us in his car. He claimed I spoke to him through the tv screen.
My friends on the force decided to put this guy in check...after a particularly brutal confrontation with the boys in blue, and some time in a nuthouse, he never bothered me again.
Since then I've been the object of affection for some other crazies...and I get lots of letters from the local prison inmates. Apparently I'm very popular there. Go figure.
The investigators looking into Anne's case aren't ruling out a stalker, but say it appears to have been random, robbery may have been the motive.
Whatever the case, a young woman's life is ended, a family is devastated...and I remind myself, yet again, that I really have to be more careful. Because that could be me.
This picture by photographer Hugh Gentry shows Barack Obama boarding a plane after a one day visit to his ailing grandmother.
Maybe it's just me, but I can see this man is literally carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.
Madelyn Dunham is gravely ill - and according to the NY Times, he says this may be the last time he sees his beloved "Toot" alive.
It's not hard for me to imagine the feelings that go along with this scenario. I've been there.
Years ago, I had to go say goodbye to my own grandmother. This amazing woman was a cornerstone in my life, she helped me become a "lady", taught me to make chicken and dumplins, whipped me with a switch ( gotta love Mississippi, lol!) and taught me the importance of family. The last time I saw her, she didn't know I was there. She lay listlessly in her bed at my aunt's house as my mom, her sisters and their brother anxiously whispered and worried in an adjoining room. Her chest barely moved as she took short shallow breaths and waited. All I could do was hold her hand and choke out how much she meant to me. I wish to God I'd told her that more often.
I didn't attend her funeral. The shrunken lifeless body wasn't my grandma, her spirit was full of life and fire, and was gone from this earth, somewhere raising cain with my granddaddy.
So Mr Obama, I'm so sorry you are going through this. It's hurtful enough to be battered day in and day out by those who would make you less of a man and would attack your family as well...to have this additional burden on your soul is heartbreaking to me. Stay strong, and our prayers are with you and your family.
Sorry, I know he's a Baldwin...but he looks like a creepy child molester to me. His brother Alex is an outspoken supporter of Barack Obama...and now Stephen is coming out to say he supports the McCain/Palin ticket.
Here's some of the highlights of his interview with TODAY, read it and weep (at his stupidity!):
By Sarika Dani TODAY staff
Q: Why do you think McCain is the best choice for our next president?
A: I think that right now everybody's freakin' out, and for a good reason. The next president of the United States has to look at multiple issues simultaneously. In the prioritization of that, of course it's our economy. We need someone who is prepared and experienced enough to deal with all that's on our plate now.
Q: Is Barack Obama the wrong choice for our country?
A: No, Barack is not the wrong choice. I just don’t think he's the right choice. Barack Obama is clearly a smart guy, talented. I think that guys like Obama, like Clinton, have had their eyes on this goal for a long time … becoming President of the United States. I don't believe personally that Barack Obama cares for America as authentically as John McCain.
A: He's a politician.
Q: How is McCain more for America than Obama?
A: He served it 24 years longer. He is somebody who has demonstrated within his own party that he would rather do what's right for the people who elected him than what is right for his party. People want change. How is Barack going to do it? I think McCain can bring change.
Q: The New York Daily News last week quoted you calling Barack Obama a "cultural terrorist." Can you explain your statement?
A: If you look up the definition of the words, a terrorist is someone who incites violence. The Bible says that "God knew us and formed us in our mother's wombs." Simply the fact that he's pro-abortion — that to me is a form of terrorism based on the dictionary definition.
Here's what's creepy about Obama: There's something else going on with this dude. That’s part of the mystery of Barack Obama. That is probably what will cause him to lose this election. As much as people love the phenomenal aspect of his message, there's a lot of unanswered issues about this dude. Creepy stuff. His birth certificate … you could call it all hokesy stuff.
John McCain doesn’t have anywhere near the amount of questions in his past as Barack Obama. Not even close. He's got Keating Five. He doesn't have things about his record and history and being that are in question. He's a war hero. He's literally one the last of a dying breed of heroes.
Q: Are celebrity endorsements effective?
A: Of course. If tomorrow there was an MTV two-hour hip-hop show in support of Barack Obama, with P. Diddy, Kanye …
Q: Why would it be hip-hop?
A: Why not?
Q: Why not rock or jam bands?
A: Well because demographically, hip-hop appeals largely or more so to African Americans, and it’s already obvious that the African American vote is hugely going to Barack Obama, even within the military. Which is another whole bunch of votes that people haven’t weighed into the polling system: 75 to 80 percent of all the military is voting for John McCain. That's a lot of votes.
Q: Is Governor Sarah Palin ready to be president?
A: Absolutely. I think Sarah Palin is tougher and smarter than Obama or Joe Biden. Just because they jacked her up with freakin' what's her name? Who's the reporter? [Katie Couric.] That was a setup obviously.
Q: Can Palin keep keep our country safe?
A: Yes. She has an understanding of that reality. Barack Obama and the Democratic party just want America to think Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, that was the jihadists.
Q: What do you think the outcome of this election will be?
A: There's a very good chance that John McCain is going to win this election.
So Obama is a cultural terrorist becuase of his stance on abortion. Hmmm, freedom of choice anyone? Oh well, I better pack my bags and head for Guantanemo. I'll make sure and bring all my hiphop jams, 'cause of course that's all I listen to.
Being black and all.
And there's something CREEPY going on with Obama? Are you serious Stephen? The only thing creeping you out (IMO) is the amazing mind he possess...and the color of his skin.
And if Sarah "I can see Russia from my house" Palin is ready to be President, then I am now declaring myself Empress of the Universe.
Ugh. Stupidity can make even a nice looking guy so unattractive.
This 20 year old College Station,Texas woman claimed she was attacked in Pittsburgh for being a McCain supporter. The 6 foot 4 black man who did it was so enraged by the McCain bumper sticker on her car he carved a "B" into her face. And it happened on one of the busiest streets in the city.
Oh, that poor, sweet girl.
But wait, it gets better! From KDKA TV:
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police say a campaign volunteer confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.
At a news conference this afternoon, offiicals said they believe the woman's injuries were self-inflicted.
Ashley Todd, 20, is now facing charges for filing a false report to police.
Todd, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car.
Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test.
Authorities, however, declined to release the results of that test.
Investigators did say that they received photos from the ATM machine and "the photographs were verified as not being the victim making the transaction."
This afternoon, a Pittsburgh police commander told KDKA Investigator Marty Griffin that Todd confessed to making up the story.
Todd told investigators that she didn't remember what happened.
Police say they do not believe any other people were involved; and her friends believed the story about the attack.
Now one thing I hate more than anything is a lier. And this nutbag gets the "Stupid Bitch of the Day" award. Was she so hard up to help her candidate win the election that she'd pimp herself out like this? How could the idiot not know the truth would come to light? Hello, the "B" on your face is BACKWARDS! That's what happens when you carve it yourself facing a mirror, DUH!
Are they serious?! From St. Louis...I think some sensitivity training may be in order for these kiddos.
Parkway West Middle students to be punished for “Hit A Jew Day” By David Hunn St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Four or five Parkway West Middle School students will be disciplined after administrators found out this week that they had created a “Hit A Jew Day” at the Chesterfield school. Principal Linda Lelonek learned Monday night that her sixth graders had started an unofficial “spirit week” last week.
According to a Parkway School District representative, the students started with “Hug A Friend Day,” moved to “High Five Day,” “Hit A Tall Person Day,” and then, finally, this Monday, to “Hit A Jew Day.”
The students generally were not being violent or aggressive, said Cathy Kelly, communications coordinator for the district, but instead just “tapping” the students singled out by the theme of the day. At least one student, however, did slap another student, Kelly said. “It was almost like a tag thing,” Principal Lelonek said. “But then it changed.”
None of the students told any adult about the day, Lelonek said. “They said ‘We were just playing.’” “Not until Monday did any children realize this isn’t good, we’ve crossed the lines,” she said. Then, Monday evening, Lelonek got a call from the mother of one of the school’s estimated 35 Jewish students.
Lelonek called an all-sixth-grade assembly first thing Tuesday morning at the 850-student school. Most of the students knew of the “spirit week,” she said, but didn’t understand what they’d done.
She asked them all if they’d heard of each designated “day.” She said they nearly all raised their hands each time. Then she asked, “What’s tomorrow going to be? Hit a principal day?” “You could have heard a pin drop,” she said. “One started saying, ‘Oh, no, Ms. Lelonek.’” “I said, ‘Don’t say a word.’” Lelonek said discipline will range from parent conferences to suspension.
A black couple from Missouri seek amends from clothing store Journeys after their son was given a receipt that said "dumb N-word" in capital letters.
Boy's proof of payment shows racist insult in place of a generic store code.Linda Slater said she's both saddened and angry that it happened and "to know that racism is still alive."
On Friday, her son Keith Slater, 22, bought a pair of loafer-style shoes from the Journeys at the Oak Park Mall in Overland Park, Kan., about a 30-minute drive from their home in Kansas City, Mo.
When he found a less expensive pair of similar shoes at a different store a short while later, however, he returned the first pair to Journeys the next day.
The clerk, whom Linda Slater described as a 20-something white woman, asked why he was returning the shoes and Keith Slater told her about the less expensive shoes he had bought.
It wasn't until the family got home that he glanced at his receipt and saw the insult printed next to the line marked "Cust" for customer.
"Then I was like, 'Nah, no way. It can't say that," Keith Slater, a junior at Missouri State University in Springfield, told ABCNews.com today. "I was shocked, 'cause I didn't do anything for that to happen."
The story goes on to say Keith and his parents went back to the store to straighten things out...Journeys says the person responsible has been fired. Good riddance.
I hate that this can still happen...but it does. Back to your regularly scheduled program...
I'm off work today - boy does it feel good! What did I get done? Absolutely NOTHING. I decided to sleep all day. I usually work from 3:30 am to 1pm, so my body was screaming "Thank you Jesus!" for the extra rest.
Anyway, just got around to checking my work e-mail...and this came in from an outfit called BettyConfidential.com. Soledad O'Brian of CNN is on their advisory board, it's a website for women. They wanted to know what women thought about the potential first ladies, Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain. Here are some of the highlights:
Overall, women like and admire both potential first ladies.
When asked if they like Michelle Obama, 80 percent said yes; 74 percent said they admire her. 63 percent said that Michelle Obama inspires them to achieve greater heights in their own lives. “I admire having a woman who is educated and delayed having children until later in life,” stated one respondent. “Her decisions are more like my own and exhibit the values I am trying to teach my daughter. I think she is a realist and thinks things through.”
When it comes to Cindy McCain, 63 percent say they like her, and 60 percent say they admire her. 55 percent say McCain inspires them to reach greater heights in their own lives. “This is a woman that dedicates thousands of hours to work helping the economically and socially disadvantaged people around the world, especially children,” stated a McCain proponent. “In spite of her financial wealth, she chooses to dedicate her time and life to others.”
When it comes to personal style, Michelle Obama edged out Cindy McCain.
Of those responding to the Obama survey, 72 percent said they like Michelle Obama’s style better. 64 percent of those who responded to the poll on Cindy McCain said they like McCain’s style better.
84 percent feel Michelle Obama is a good role model for young girls. 61 percent feel Cindy McCain is a good role model for young girls.
Women reported mixed feelings on who would and should have the most impact in the role of first lady.
When it comes to attributes of the potential first ladies, 83 percent said Michelle Obama’s impressive career and educational accomplishments are important attributes for a first lady. 95 percent believe that Cindy McCain’s extensive charity work around the world is an important attribute for a First Lady.
80 percent feel that Michelle Obama would improve our nation’s image as first lady, while 20 percent said she would detract from it. 52 percent said Cindy McCain as first lady would improve our nation’s image; 25 percent she would have no impact on it; and 24 percent said she would detract from our nation’s image.
Rumors and Speculation
Only 20 percent of respondents feel Michelle Obama is anti-American based on comments she’s made, but 46 percent said if in fact the Obamas turned out to be Muslim - suggesting that Barack Obama may not have been truthful – that would negatively affect their opinion of them. (hello, McFly, how many times do we have to say it??? HE'S NOT MUSLIM!!!) “I would not mind if they are Muslim, I am more concerned that they are liars,” said one respondent. “Who wants a liar ruling our country? I would rather have a racist who is honest, than a gentleman who lies - at least I would know where I stand.”
61 percent of respondents said the do NOT feel the fact that the McCains own 13 cars and multiple cars makes them out of touch with most Americans: 39 percent believe it does make them out of touch. “I think the cars/homes issue is pretty irrelevant,” states another respondent. “When she took over the distributorship from her father, it was small. She is the one who has built a management team and grown the business. She's quite a good role model for young women in business.”
Respondents were split when it came to the circumstances surrounding the McCains courtship. 51 percent said the fact Cindy met and dated John McCain while he was still married makes them respect her less. 49 percent said it does diminish some of their respect for her.
Influence on the Vote
Like them or not, women say their opinions of the potential first ladies won’t impact their vote. 71 percent of women in both surveys said their opinions of the first ladies will NOT affect their votes for the candidates.
And there you go!
Personally, I would love to see Michell in the White House...hr style, grace and intellect would help redeem America in the eyes of many countries across the world.
I have nothing against Cindy ---except she's married to a man who in my opinion doesn't respect women, plus he and his party don't give a damn about ME (you know, the black un-American living in a large urban city). Sorry Cindy.
Our new president (yeah, I'm claiming it!) Barak Obama is set to be on SNL Novemeber 1st.
(Newser) – Saturday Night Live has lined up Barack Obama for Nov. 1—the weekend before the election, blogger Martin Eisenstadt says he’s hearing from an aide to Sarah Palin. In boozy glee over the successful Palin appearance Saturday, SNL political writer Seth Meyers blurted, “just wait til you see what we have cooked up for Obama’s appearance right before the election,” Eisenstadt paraphrases.
It shows some Muslim McCain supporters in Woodbridge, Va., this past weekend confronting some who handed out "Obama for Change" bumper stickers that featured the Communist hammer and sickle and the Islamic crescent on them.
The race baiters of the world are doing anything they can to cash in these days, am I right? Too bad they left before Palin and her ever-present brood could stop by to pick up a few for their snowmobiles.
While endorsing Obama, Powell used the word "transformational". This word was not just used as a descriptor -- it was carefully chosen.Transformational is a military buzz word, signifying that major (ie good) change is on the horizon. (imagine that, I do know something about our armed forces!)This was meant to sooth those active and retired military members who may still be on the fence about voting for Obama, as well as those undecided and independent voters who respect his judgment and character. In this regard, Powell is like the warm milk and cookies they need to keep from worrying at night about the sort of presidency this "unknown" may have in store fortheir country.
Of course, those Republicans (who happen to be white, golly gosh gee!) who just yesterday held Powell up to be a rock steady, card carrying valued member of the GOP are lining up to throw mud and lies, flailing about aimlessly as they watch their former hero endorse "that one", the man they call a socialist, a traitor, a muslim...but hey, we all know those silly nigras stick together, am I right? Forget the fact that Powell laid out his reasoning and thoughts in practical terms -- it's all about the color of his skin. Wow. If life were only that simple.
I am deathly sick of this election, the lies, the downlow dirty tactics, the absolute HATEMONGERING that is being tossed around like a freaking beachball. And I pity anyone who blindly follows their political leaders into the abyss, forgetting they have the power of thinking for themselves. Of course, if these conservative followers of McCain/Palin really do feel like this -- I wish I could have the opportunity to see their hated for me and my skin color face to face. So I could act accordingly.
And I'm not going to play the magical negro (look it up!) and forgive them for they know not what they do. When idiots like Rush Limbaugh (OxyContin anyone?) is telling his drooling hypnotized neo con listeners that Bill Ayes, ACORN, and Obama have been training blacks kids for decades to hate America, and the sacred white privelege is about to become a thing of the past, I'm putting away the pixie dust and getting ready to defend myself and the people I love from some racist crazed goon who may decide our lives aren't worth squat.
So when someone of the caucasion persuasion tells me what I think or what I feel when it comes to race...sorry, does not compute. By the way, I don't really worry what other African Americans think of Powell -- whether he's a house n***er, a coon, jigaboo, Uncle Tom, or any of the other names meant to put down successful blacks (or those who don't act "black enough"). I've been called some of the names on this list, and others. S**t happens. And I'd never use those words to describe another black person who's working like crazy to make it or in love with someone who isn't a dusky shade of brown. It's stupid and rude. And I'm a lady, lol!
I'm chock full of womanly charm! lol!
I'm a hot black woman living in a Barbie world. I spend my days slaving away as an anchor/reporter in a television news gig, working hard to provide myself with the finer things in life. But I'll never forget the downhome roots my parents tried to instill.
I live, I laugh and I love without hesitation. And I don't hesitate to stomp my feet and scream and shout at random moments either.