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Obama talks race, pop culture on ‘The View’

July 29th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Obama talks race, pop culture on ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama said Thursday that the racial firestorm that led to the ouster of a black Agriculture Department official was a “phony controversy” generated by the media. He said his administration overreacted by forcing her out.

In an interview on ABC’s daytime talk show “The View,” Obama said the forced resignation of Shirley Sherrod shows racial tensions still exist in America.

“There are still inequalities out there. There’s still discrimination out there,” Obama said. “But we’ve made progress.”

Sherrod was forced to resign after a conservative website posted an edited video of her speaking about race. Sherrod said the video took her remarks out of context. When her full remarks were discovered, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack apologized and offered Sherrod a new job at the department.

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Obama talks race, pop culture on ‘The View’

Racism and discrimination are still out there?

Well I’ll be damned, finally, after all this time, a statement by Barack Hussein Obama that I can totally agree with. I mean 100%, he hit that one right one the head AGREE with!

But wait a minute;

Obama pinned much of the blame for the incident on a media culture that he said seeks out conflict and doesn’t always get the facts right. But he added, “A lot of people overreacted, including people in my administration.”

All of this Shirley Sherrod stuff was a media fabrication? Is that what the President is basically saying? Is he going for that old axiom of *Tell a lie often enough and it becomes truth* thing? Is he saying that RACISM only exists in us WHITE folks?

Maybe the POTUS hasn’t seen or heard this;

I’m sure it’s an unintentional oversight by the POTUS and his handlers, we all know that Obama is a bastion of racial equality. Right?

I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites….I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother’s race.

That hate hadn’t gone away; it formed a counter narrative buried deep within each person and at the center of which stood white people- some cruel, some ignorant.

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Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

July 28th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) - A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona’s immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton sets up a lengthy legal battle as Arizona fights to enact the nation’s toughest-in-the-nation law. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said the state likely appeal the ruling and seek to get the judge’s order overturned.

But for now, opponents of the law have prevailed: The provisions that angered opponents will not take effect, including sections that required officers to check a person’s immigration status while enforcing other laws.

The judge also delayed parts of the law that required immigrants to carry their papers at all times, and made it illegal for undocumented workers to solicit employment in public places - a move aimed at day laborers. In addition, the judge blocked officers from making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants.

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I am not, by nature, an anarchist. I love this nation, I have fought for this nation all of my adult life and I continue to fight for Her today. The furthest thing from my mind would be the demise of the United States of America and it being brought about due to MY actions or words.

But, I am thinking, more and more every day, perhaps anarchy, rebellion, is the only option left for those of us that want to save America and return her to some sense of order, legality and greatness. We were born of rebellion, and rebellion may be required for a re-birth of America to take place.

It is quite obvious that our Federal government has no intention of doing anything to address the issues at hand.

Sure, there’s a chance that a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals might overturn the decision of U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, it’s a possibility, it can happen, but an appeal on this one goes before the 9th Circuit Court in San Francisco. There it becomes a distinct possibility that AZ SB-1070 will disappear down the wormhole for all time, never to be heard from again.

The law was signed by Brewer in April and immediately revived the national debate on immigration, making it a hot-button issue in the midterm elections. The law has inspired similar law elsewhere, prompted a boycott against the state and led an unknown number of illegal immigrants to leave the state.

What has happened to STATES RIGHTS?

Doesn’t the Tenth Amendment come into play? The U.S. government isn’t doing anything to enforce immigration law, or anything noticeable to remove illegals and secure the U.S. border. Why then should individual states not be allowed the authority to protect their sovereignty even if the United States refuses to do so?

I’m not a Constitutional scholar, nor am I an expert in the interpretation OF the Constitution, but it seems to me that STATES should have the authority to govern themselves in the way the state and it’s voters see fit to govern.

Alien and Sedition Acts

When the Federalists passed the Alien and Sedition Acts in 1798, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, which provide a classic statement in support of states’ rights. According to this theory, the federal Union is a voluntary association of states, and if the central government goes too far each state has the right to nullify that law. As Jefferson said in the Kentucky Resolutions:

Resolved, that the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that by compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes, delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force: That to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral party, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party….each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress. Alien and Sedition Acts and States’ rights

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Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Texan?

July 28th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Texan?

Here is a little test that will help you decide:

You’re walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children.

Suddenly, an Islamic Terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you…

You are carrying a Springfield XD-40 Sub-Compact loaded with 180gr BONDED Ranger Talons, and you are an expert shot. You have mere seconds before he reaches you and your family.

What do you do?

A Democrat’s Answer:

· Well, that’s not enough information to answer the question!

· Does the man look poor or oppressed?

· Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack?

· Could we run away?

· What does my wife think?

· What about the kids?

· Could I possibly swing the gun like a club and knock the knife out of his hand?

· What does the law say about this situation?

· Does the pistol have appropriate safety built into it?

· Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway? What kind of message does this send to society and to my children?

· Is it possible he’d be happy with just killing me?

· Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me?

· If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me?

· Should I call 9-1-1?

· Why is this street so deserted?

· We need to raise taxes, have paint & weed day.

· Can we make this a happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior.

· I need to debate this with some friends for a few days and try to come to a consensus.

· This is all so confusing!

A Republican’s Answer:


A Texans Answer:


Click… (Sounds of reloading)


Click… (Sounds of reloading)

American Angel: ‘Nice grouping, Daddy!’

213: ‘Can I shoot the next one Dad?’

WSM: ‘You are NOT taking that to the Taxidermist!’

And that is what I love about America!

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BP taps new American CEO, reports $17 billion loss

July 27th, 2010 . by TexasFred

BP taps new American CEO, reports $17 billion loss

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The American picked to lead oil giant BP as it struggles to restore its finances and oil spill-stained reputation pledged Tuesday that his company will remain committed to the Gulf region even after the busted well is sealed.

Robert Dudley will become BP PLC’ (BP)s first non-British chief executive, the company said as it reported a record quarterly $17 billion loss and set aside $32.2 billion to cover costs from the spill.

BP ended weeks of speculation by confirming that gaffe-prone Tony Hayward will step down Oct. 1. The London-based company is seeking to reassure both the public and investors that it is learning lessons from the April 20 oil rig explosion that killed 11 workers and set off the worst offshore spill in U.S. history.

“We are taking a hard look at ourselves, what we do and how we do it,” BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg told investors during a webcast presentation on the company’s earnings. “What we learn will have implications for our ways of working, our strategy and our governance.”

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I have had a few things to say about BP and the Deepwater Horizon disaster, this being my most verbose offering, Workers on Doomed Rig Voiced Concern About Safety, but I have to tell you, I have no sympathy for BP or anyone connected to this travesty, especially the POTUS.

I bear more intense animosity towards Barack Hussein Obama over HIS words, and lack of deeds, than I do against BP CEO Tony Hayward for his stupid “I want my life back” remark.

I suggest you watch this video.

Oil Spill Timeline from RightChange on Vimeo

There is very little that BP can ever do to restore their credibility. There is absolutely nothing that Barack Hussein Obama can do to instill ANY level of confidence or credibility in his so-called, highly touted, but not yet exhibited leadership.

I detest people like James Carville, Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, they are left wing shills, that’s all they are and all they will ever be. So, that leads me to ask this; how damned bad is President Barack Hussein Obama when the likes of the aforementioned lefty shills are blasting him? We know they’re not doing it out of a sense of *Fair and Balanced* journalism.

And just when you think it can’t get ANY worse…

Oil spewing from well near Louisiana marsh

Adding insult to the Gulf’s injury, an oil platform hit by a tugboat early Tuesday is now spewing oil and natural gas near a Louisiana marsh area.

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