Beck and his followers deserve every bit of ridicule. How dare they try to take the Civil Rights Movement and make a mockery of what happened to those who suffered and made the ultimate sacrifice just so African-Americans like ME can be FREE in America?
Someone asked me who Glenn Beck is trying to hijack the Civil Rights Movement from?!
Glenn Beck is trying to hijack the Civil Rights Movement from all those who marched (including Dr. Martin Luther King’s children who were rendered fatherless after he was murdered), from those four little girls (Carol Denise McNair, Cynthia Diane Wesley, Carole Rosamond, Robertson and Addie Mae Collins) who were killed after their church was bombed in Birmingham, AL in 1963, from the three civil rights workers (James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner) who were killed in Mississippi 1964 by the KKK, from those who were water hosed, chewed by dogs, told they were less than a man, from those who endured Jim Crow Laws and “whites only” signs, from those who were denied the right to vote, from those who were jailed, hung and burned to death just for being BLACK.
We can’t forget the murders of Emmit Till or Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers.
Thanks to all who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you to all who marched and endured cruelty for our FREEDOM.
I try to understand why anyone with a brain could think that Alan Keyes, Michael Steele, Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck are true patriots who love America. To think these opportunist slugs are people in favor of helping improve conditions in America is insanity of epic proportions. These opportunists’ drive to obtain wealth and status is so strong they will tread on their own and eat their children to get ahead. They just don’t give a f*ck.
Alan Keyes: A man who will say anything to rally support for his failed campaigns for President. I think Keyes only supports the ‘birthers’ and tea party because he thinks it will propel him into the national spotlight and garner support for another failed campaign for the presidency (he’s had at least four failures). Keyes has gone as far as allowing the racist tea party bowel movement to use him as an example of how they’re not racists by agreeing that they’re not racist. Keyes has so many insane quotes to choose from but this one takes the cake: “Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That’s what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it’s true. He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist…”
Michael Steele: This guy never fails at making himself look as inept as possible. He’s allowed himself to be the patsy of the GOP. As the GOP scrambles to stop the mass exodus of minorities from the party, Steele was supposed to be the solution. Instead of increasing diversity Steele has only succeeded at embarrassing the GOP and African-Americans everywhere with his silly comments about how he’ll woo Blacks to the GOP with “fried chicken and potato salad.”
Sarah Palin –Threw her own daughter to the wolves when her teen pregnancy was exposed during the 2008 Presidential election. Palin was a pit bull wearing lipstick then, now she’s a mama grizzly who supports politicians who want to strip women of their reproductive rights. Palin supports hate radio talker Laura Schlessinger and just about anyone who will keep her name in the media. If you can pay $100,000 to hear her bash Obama or $10,000 for a photo op, then she’ll thank you very much – you betcha, don’tcha know Joe!? ‘Refudiate’ this Palin and reload on a hot cup of STFU.
Glenn Beck – Says he’s just a rodeo clown and that anyone who takes what he says as gospel is crazy. Instead of giving his audience facts, he’d rather gin up their fears of the scary Black man in the White House. His rhetoric seems to escalate daily on the radio and on the teevee. His latest attempt to heighten hysteria: “Restoring Honor” rally on the anniversary date of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. I truly wish the statue of President Lincoln would somehow rise up and kick Beck’s ass. Beck has so many idiotic quotes – here’s one: “What we don’t have a right to is health care, housing, or handouts. We don’t have those rights.”
I think it’s OUTRAGEOUS to see people (mostly right wingers) protesting the Islamic Center being built almost four blocks away from Ground Zero. All this noise when the Pussycat Lounge is less than a block away from Ground Zero. The Pussycat Lounge a forty year old strip club. Republicans have found another wedge issue to distract us from the real issues and stirrup their fearful, hateful base.
Here are some of the most ridiculous FALSE claims I’ve heard about The Cordoba Group’s Islamic Center, Muslims and the religion of Islam:
IT’S A PART OF OBAMA’S BLUE PRINT PLAN TO SUBJUGATE THE US TO SHARIA LAW
IT’S A MOSQUE BEING BUILT ON/AT GROUND ZERO
IT’S GOING TO DESECRATE SACRED GROUND ZERO
IT’S DISRESPECTFUL TO THE VICTIMS OF 911
IT’S GOING TO PROVIDE A HAVEN FOR MUSLIM TERRORRISTS
THE RELIGION OF ISLAM IS ALL ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
MUSLIM TERRORRISTS ARE MOCKING US
IT’S GOING TO HELP MUSLIM TERRORRISTS ATTACK US AGAIN
MUSLIMS HATE AMERICA
All of these claims are not only FALSE but INSANE. Because of what happened on September 11, 2001 these ignorant mobs of protestors are now trying to paint all Muslims as terrorists. Every religion on earth has its extremists. The Catholic Church has priests who are pedophiles but does that mean that all priests are pedophiles? NO! Neither does it mean we should stop the building of Catholic Cathedrals.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO RACIST COMMENTARY
Dr. Laura Schesslinger, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh seem to forget that they’re not the only ones with 1st amendment rights. Just like they reserve the right to speak their minds and make ugly, divisive statements, we have the right to object. The shocking “n-word” tirade of Dr. Laura had almost left me speechless. It’s bad enough that she made these ugly comments and worse still that she thinks that hate groups are attacking her. Dr. Laura is a hate group all by herself.
What these hate radio talking heads need to realize is that when they say the shit that they say there will be consequences. People are not going to take their hateful spew and just give them a pass. We will exercise our 1st amendment rights by writing their advertisers, starting petitions and boycotting their shows. Every little action brings a reaction. Everyone has 1st amendment rights but when you’re on the level of Dr. Laura, Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck there will be consequences. These hate radio jockeys need to recognize that we’re not going to tolerate their hate. Look what happened to Rush when he tried to purchase the Rams - public outrage blocked that deal. Beck has lost so many advertisers, I’m surprised he’s still on the air.
Hopefully Dr. Laura will soon learn how “Free” hate speech comes with a high price tag.
I don’t understand why there are hardly any news stories about employers who use credit checks and criminal records as an excuse to deny employment. It’s an employer’s market and they can hire whomever they wish. But are they using credit and background checks to eliminate certain age groups or races of people? The EEOC needs to investigate this practice becaue it’s probably why alot of people are still out of work.
Almost anyone can go online and purchase a criminal background check or credit report for a small fee. You can get an Instant Criminal Background Check for $12.95, or a Background Check for $19.95. Arrests, bankruptcies, DUIs, you name it an employer can find it - with your permission, of course.
The only story I’ve read so far about this issue was on the Huffington Post and it wasn’t the MAIN story. This is a serious issue that affects many of the long term unemployed. People make mistakes and I believe they deserve another chance. Things are so dire right now employers should be fined/charged by the EEOC to end these unfare practices. Especially when the criminal offense or credit rating is not related to the job.
Here are some more fictitious beliefs that are constantly ranted about by the tea partiers:
Obama is a communist – FALSE
Obama was born in Indonesia – FALSE
Obama is going against the Constitution – FALSE
The Health reform bill has death panels and will cover illegal aliens – FALSE
Obama is going to enslave White people – FALSE
Obama is a Muslim – FALSE
The Health reform bill will cover abortions – FALSE
The Health reform bill will ration care for seniors – FALSE
Obama is taking away our freedoms – FALSE
Obama is a socialist and a fascist – FALSE
Obama won’t show his birth certificate – FALSE
Obama is going to take away our guns – FALSE
Obama is spending away our children and grandchildren’s future - FALSE
These are most of the reasons why I do not respect or believe that these tea party rallies are about anything constructive or positive for our country. And I truly believe many of these teabaggers are racist.
I’ve heard enough teabaggers shouting "I want my country back." Our country is still here, intact and filled with rightwinger crazies. They’ve hijacked the American flag and wrapped their racism and hatred inside of it.
Well, the mask/flag has come off and we see the tea party for what it really is - a hatefilled movement that’s anything but patriotic.
White males have controlled the wealth and power in America for over 200 years.
The Congress is made up of predominantly white males.
The Supreme Court has been made up of mostly white males.
The President of the US has always been a white male until President Obama.
Most of the wealthy families in America are white.
Most of the corporations have predominantly white employees and CEOs.
Most of these rural communities in the US are filled with white people.
Most of the newscasters, tv ads and movies have almost an entire white cast of actors.
White people still control the majority of our government, money and power in OUR country so I wish the teabaggers would shut the fuck up!!!!
One huge benefit of having ponds in our office park: baby goslings. Every year the Geese lay eggs and the ones that hatch are so adorable. We’re so fortunate to be able to watch them grow up. Earlier this year I took a picture of the baby goslings waddling around near our building.
A great and awesome mystery is unfolding at the office park where I work. In the last week TWO light posts have been struck and knocked over. No one knows who could’ve destroyed these two light posts. Could it have been a UPS truck? A FEDEX truck? Or just some drunk and disgruntled employee? No one knows…Perhaps the shadow knows.