Friday, December 9, 2016

Mark Burnett of "The Apprentice" Fame Was Also The Racist Who Did This:

Hmmm... Doesn't Satan look familiar here?

For Shame, Mark Burnett, For Shame...

The History Channel has some made some mistakes in the past but few come close to this one.  Mark Burnett came under fire when he elected to have Jesus played by a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white guy in his miniseries The Bible.

But the travesty (and historical inaccuracy) didn't end there.

"Satan" was actually played by a doppelganger for Obama!

Mark Burnett (a Trump supporter) says he felt powerless to do anything about the casting... But he was the shows only producer.

Now, he is co-producing another season of The Apprentice with Donald Trump himself... KellyAnne Conway, spokeswoman for the President-elect, says that what the President wants to do in his "spare time" should be up to him!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Meet Some of Donald Trump's Most "Deplorable" Supporters

From David Duke to the Orlando Face-Eater, Trump's Support Base Is Indeed Deplorable

Hillary Clinton has walked back a statement she made about half of Donald Trump's supporters belonging to a #BasketOfDeplorables, but it is the opinion of this editor that Hillary was not wrong for her remarks.

As a few examples, I'd like to present a handy reference list:

1. David Duke - KKK leader and failed Republican Presidential candidate. Current Senate candidate and Trump "non-racism" endorser.

2. Sarah Palin - The controversial former Republican vice-presidential candidate who infamously drew cross-hair targets on a map of Democratic campaign districts including the one belonging to Gabby Giffords, who was later shot in the head by a crazed gun-rights supporter. Palin's tweet to introduce the crosshairs map was "Don't retreat, re-load!"

3. The Orlando Face-Eater - The young wrestler and mass-murderer who stands accused of having literally chewed on the flesh of an innocent man in his garage.  Austin Harrouff was wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat from the Trump campaign.

4. The NRA - They've spent millions on the Trump campaign and there's no sign that they're slowing down.  The NRA also notoriously committed funds to defending murderers like George Zimmerman.

5. Confederate Flag-Wavers - Of course, they don't want you to view it as a symbol of slavery, but that's exactly what it is.

6. The "Alt-Right" Antisemites and Racists - These people are exactly what they say they are... Believe them the first time!

7. Violent, Confrontational Rally-Goers - There are almost too many of these to mention, but we'll give it a go. Let's start with Staff Sgt. Tony Pettway.  But never forget the "Screaming Trump Roid Freak" either...

8. Sheriff Joe Arpaio - This is the guy who created the concentration camps for brown-skinned people out in the hot Arizona sun... He further chose to make his victims wear pink underwear and pink handcuffs to emasculate and humiliate them. He also faces criminal charges of his own stemming from wrongful arrests.

9. Vladimir Putin - There is no question that the most hateful homophobic leader in the semi-free world is a Trump supporter... But they seem to be members of a mutual admiration society together. Former KGB himself, Putin has had people killed, tortured, jailed and otherwise silenced.

10. Orly Taitz - This woman is crazy in HD... She is probably the 2nd most insane racist conspiracy theorist to ever be taken seriously by the Republican Party.  None of her nutty theories have ever panned out or contained an ounce of truth, but that doesn't stop her... and it never stopped Donald Trump from latching on to her birtherism either.

11. Alex Jones - Jones is the scummiest of all anti-government conspiracy theorists.  He claims that tragedies like the Sandy Hook school shooting are all either fake or perpetrated by "liberals". I could go on and on about this, as I have in the past, but all it takes is a quick browse of his site "InfoWars" and the picture comes together.

12. Jennifer Carroll - The former Florida Deputy Governor who was fired for creating scam charities where the money was supposed to go to veterans but rather ended up lining her pockets.

13. Vladimir Zhirinovsky - He's Russia's most powerful fascist... literally.  He's completely racist and anti-semitic.  Even Pat Buchanan had the sense to reject Zhirinovsky's endorsement back in 1996... But not Donald Trump.  Trump has accepted the endorsement from this self-avowed Communist and hater of Jews.

14. David Vitter - This Louisiana Senator has always used the term "family values" like a political weapon against his opponents.  He won his first political race by accusing his opponent of having gambled at a Casino in the past.  That's why it's less than ironic that he's a "family values nightmare" within the Republican Party.  Disrespecting women seems to flow in Vitter's blood. Everything from employing men who attack their girlfriends with knives to hiring prostitutes and being one of only two Senators who voted against Hillary Clinton's nomination as Secretary of State.

15. Ann Coulter - Her despicableness is only matched by her lust for attention.  She says racist, untrue things with a straight face and a grating laugh.  Some of her greatest hits include: "Americans should be more afraid of Mexicans than they are of ISIS" and "Jews need to be perfected in the eyes of God".

16. Michael Savage - Another rabid racist and homophobe.  He has told callers to his radio show that they should "Get AIDS and die" (presumably for being gay).  He also says absurd things like "Marijuana is the most dangerous of all drugs" and  "Soldiers with PTSD are cry-babies who need to stop belly-aching about their depression just so they can skip work and collect a government check."

17. Scott Baio -  Trump's oh-so-classy celebrities include Dennis Rodman (who hangs out with America-hating dictators like Kim Jong Un), Gary Busey (who is literally insane), and Theresa Giuduci (who is a felon convicted of mail fraud, wire fraud, falsifying loan applications, bank fraud and bankruptcy fraud).  But Baio deserves the dishonorable mention here for calling Hillary Clinton a "C*NT" on twitter... Stay classy, Chachi...

18. Phyllis Schlafly - The late leader of the anti-feminist crusades of the 1970's. She's best known for challenging rape victims by blaming them for their own victimization and fighting marriage equality.  Her endorsement of Donald Trump created a fracture in the Eagle Forum.  It was even more controversial than the time she said: “The atomic bomb is a marvelous gift that was given to our country by a wise God.”

19. Dinesh D'Souza - Another criminal who has repeatedly found himself in court for everything from slander to campaign finance fraud.  "Mr. D’Souza has weaknesses in controlling his own impulses and that he is prone to anger in reaction to criticism," said one judge as he was ordered to see a psychiatrist.  D'Souza likely suffers from schizophrenia and paranoid delusions.  He is part of the racist "birther" movement attacking President Obama.

20. The Ugandan Genocide Proponents - While the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has NOT endorsed Trump, it seems everyone around him has.  Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council has been plugging Trump all along.  It is important to note that Hillary Clinton cut ties with The Foundation and National Prayer Breakfast in order to lobby against the impending anti-LGBT genocide laws being proposed.  Scott Lively, the anti-gay activist who started the fascist fervor in Uganda, is already referring to Donald as "President Trump".

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Our Darkest Hour - Trump Just Suggested That Hillary Should Be Shot (VIDEO)

Additional Reading: 
Gabby Giffords was "marked with crosshairs" in Sarah Palin Advertisement before she was shot at a campaign event.

Republican congressman threatens President Obama's life on Twitter.

Hillary Clinton Likes To Rename Buildings After Black People

It's no secret that Hillary Clinton has done a lot to move the discussion on Civil Rights forward in America.  You can look at her record of change-making on that topic here (click link).  But what is not as well publicized are the ways in which Hillary Clinton has sought to advance the standing of minorities in the historical record by awards and recognition.

Here are just a few examples of ways in which Clinton has aimed to give minorities their rightful part in the American legend:

Hillary introduces bill to designate the building located at 1 Federal Plaza in New York, New York, as the “James L. Watson United States Courthouse”.

Hillary Clinton introduces bill to designate the United States courthouse located at 40 Centre Street in New York, New York, as the “Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse".

Even though Jack Shea was white, he is something of a Civil Rights icon because he boycotted the 1936 Olympic Games in Germany to protest the treatment of Jews in concentration camps.  Here is where Hillary Clinton brought a bill to the Senate which would rename a Lake Placid Post Office after him.

She also passed a bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 555 West 180th Street in New York, New York, as the “Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda Post Office”.  Tejeda was a Marine who died in Iraq before becoming an American citizen and was posthumously given citizenship in a ceremony at his family’s home.

In 2005, it was Hillary Clinton who called for a resolution honoring Shirley Chisholm for her service to our nation.  Chisholm was the first African American woman to be elected to congress and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination

In 2002, Clinton also got the ball rolling on giving the Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Dorothy Height, the President of the National Council for Negro Women (NCNW).  Height was first awarded and recognized by President Bill Clinton in 1994, then by Congress in 2004 and her funeral was attended by President Obama in 2010.

In perhaps one of the most interesting bills that was thrown into the "referred to committee" pile,  Hillary Clinton also called for Harriet Tubman to be recognized not just as a Civil Rights hero - but also as a Civil War hero.

Additional Reading:
Read the Racial Justice page on

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Bernie Thought He Could Manipulate Black Voters - Black Voters Said No.

There is an uncomfortable half-truth that conservatives tell about liberals which stabs at the limbs of the progressive movement.  That is the line about white liberals pandering to black voters.  The reason I call it a half-truth is because it ignores the fact that black Democrats are leaders in their own right.  The conservative rhetoric would have you believe that black people are "gullible voters" and not ever candidates or political players themselves. It is racist, in that sense - depicting black democrats as inferior to everyone else.
Bernie Sanders, with help from Cornel West and Killer Mike, made himself the perfect example of this liberal pandering.  On Super Tuesday, black Democratic voters decided they've had enough.

Cornel West, a Sanders surrogate on the campaign trail, for his part, made an appearance on CNN, where he shouted down a young black man and disrespected him for being a Hillary Clinton supporter.  He basically called the young man ignorant.  It was shameful.   But he didn't stop there... West went on to claim that "Hillary called our community Super Predators."

That was a lie.

Hillary Clinton never called the black community "Super Predators".  The only time she ever used the phrase was in 1996 and she was describing gang members who have no conscience and a penchant for violence... race had nothing to do with it.

The Super Predator lie is part of a larger mythological narrative that Sanders has patched together using right-wing talking points and hacked up clips of Hillary's media appearances over the years... of which there are plenty.

Another example of this is the now infamous "marriage is between a man and a woman" floor speech.  The video clip that Sanders' supporters have callously strewn across the internet is heavily edited and only shows Hillary affirming that she believed "marriage is the sacred bond between a man and a woman."  This is meant to make the viewer perceive her as homophobic. The reality of that speech, however, is that Hillary was speaking in DEFENSE of LGBT Civil Unions when Republicans had presented a bill to outlaw them.  Hillary, of course, voted against the anti-gay bill that was presented that day.

So, by lying to black and gay voters about Clinton's record, the Sanders campaign is doing the worst kind of pandering.  It's a smear job.  It's snake oil.

Bernie Sanders promised he would run a clean campaign.  He has done exactly the opposite and he has encouraged his supporters to behave like an angry mob, attacking the social media of anyone who dares to defy their so-called revolution.  It backfired.  It will continue to backfire.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Why Millennials Aren't as Important as They Think They Are

The old folks still run the show... and for good reasons.

Every campaign tries desperately to covet the millennial (youth) vote.  But that might not be as important as was once believed.

A recent article in the Boston Globe explains:

"The reason Hillary Clinton was able to win in Iowa despite this enormous youth deficit is because senior citizens greatly outnumbered millennials at the caucuses — and the seniors broke for Clinton in big numbers."
Millennials also begin to impose an intelligence deficit within the core of a campaign when they become overly involved.  Immature decisions like tweeting your plans to be unfair to certain voters as a precinct captain can damage an entire campaign beyond repair and that's exactly what a young Bernie Sanders supporter named Leslie Conlon did in Nevada:

Young people are very passionate and everyone knows that passion can drive a campaign, for better or for worse.  But if you want to be taken seriously on issues involving Social Security and healthcare, you need adults at the helm of your campaign.

Due to the political naivete of some Bernie Sanders supporters in South Carolina, Hillary Clinton is making gains on the left and right.  Millennials who were raised on computers and smartphones don't understand or take seriously the idea that eyes are always watching them.  They believe that older adults are oblivious to their behavior on social networking sites... That is why they occassionally over-explain themselves in public forums such as "REBRN"  (a social bulletin board for Bernie Sanders supporters):

Lastly, there's a problem with the new media definition of "millennial". Virtually all polls of millennials and all media coverage about them are near-unanimously white and straight... This presents a false narrative that makes their influence seem much less negotiable than it is. As other races and LGBT persons are added into the umbrella term, their opinions become a lot more uncertain to outward appearances.

The most glaring example is a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that reveals young African Americans in South Carolina support Hillary Clinton... and makes it equally clear that, unlike their white counter-parts in New Hampshire, they do NOT support Bernie Sanders.

The Boston Globe story went on to explain:

"Clinton is still expected to show her real strength in the South and Southwest, where her broader appeal among minority voters should give her a bump. The current polling in South Carolina bears this out — with Clinton leading by 20-points."
In short, while Bernie Sanders is struggling to herd his kittens, Hillary answered a very important question at the MSNBC/Univision Town Hall last night:

Friday, February 12, 2016

What Happened Between John Lewis and Bernie Sanders & Why It's Important

Back in October of 2015, reports blazed across major media that Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis had endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in 2016.

This shouldn't have come as a shock to anyone because Clinton has always had close ties to the black community, particularly in Congress.

But supporters of Bernie Sanders felt jilted because they had seen a photo of Lewis with Sanders and had been led to believe that his support would go the other way.  Angrily, they attacked Lewis' social media accounts with threats, name-calling and even racism.

So then, when it came time for Lewis to give another endorsement of Clinton, this time from the Congressional Black Caucus that Lewis is a part of, he was questioned by a reporter who asked him why he didn't personally endorse Bernie Sanders and the reporter further asked Lewis to comment of Bernie Sanders' civil rights record.

Having been cyber-harassed for two months straight by Bernie Sanders' rabid support-base, John Lewis responded as diplomatically as possible:

"To be very frank, I don't want to cut you off, but I never saw him.  I never met him. I was chair of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee for 3 years from 1963 to`1966. I was involved in the sit-ins, the Freedom Rides, the March on Washington, and the March from Selma to Montgomery. I directed the Voter Education Project for six years.  But I met Hillary Clinton. I met President Clinton."

Now. obviously, this was a response to aggressive questioning on the part of the reporter and obviously Congressman Lewis was referring to the years known as "The Civil Rights Era"... But of course, Bernie's supporters were now enraged all over again and produced this photo of Bernie Sanders and Jane O'Meara posing with Lewis in March of 2015 to insinuate that "Lewis had LIED - here he is meeting Bernie Sanders after all!"

The attacks on Lewis' Facebook page and Twitter are still raging on... and Sanders has not made any visible attempt to control his angry mob.