Posts Tagged ‘racism’
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 21, 2013
The things we continue to learn about the explicit wickedness and evil of that era continues to plague the South, and the nation at large… particularly those who pander to it in the Republican party. And GOP party officials wonder why they continue to lose elections. Perhaps they should get a clue.
January 20, 2013
FIFTY years ago, Birmingham, Ala., provided the enduring iconography of the civil rights era, testing the mettle of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so dramatically that he was awarded the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize.
During his protest there in May 1963, the biblical spectacle of black children facing down Public Safety Commissioner Eugene (Bull) Connor’s fire hoses and police dogs set the stage for King’s Sermon on the Mount some four months later at the Lincoln Memorial. And the civil rights movement’s “Year of Birmingham” passed into history as an epic narrative of good versus evil.
Our understanding of the “good” has expanded beyond the lone-dreamer theory to embrace other activists, like King’s partner in Birmingham, the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. Yet the evil segregationist archetype is fixed in the popular mind as the villainous housewife of “The Help” or the cretinous mob of “Django Unchained” — nobody we’d ever know, or certainly ever be.
But the disquieting reality is that the conflict was between not good and evil, but good and normal. The brute racism that today seems like mass social insanity was a “way of life” practiced by ordinary “good” people.
According to the Southern community’s consensus of “normal,” those fighting for rights now considered mainstream were “extremists,” and public servants could rationalize plans to murder men like Shuttlesworth, confident that they were on the right side of history.
Consider new evidence about a plan by Connor to have Shuttlesworth assassinated. Under Connor’s orders, Detective Tom Cook Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, October 25, 2012
Let’s be absolutely certain about a few things.
Number One: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is – as a politician – a liar, thief and utter incompetent who is shitting on the people of Alabama and wiping his dirty ass with the United States Constitution.
Number Two: Alabama Governor Robert Bentley is – as a politician – a racist.
Number Three: The majority of the state’s Republican leaders are also incompetent boobs, liars and racists.
Number Four: I have utterly NO respect for the man Robert Bentley. Not as a politician, not as a human being. NONE whatsoever.
I predict Alabama will only be better off only AFTER he leaves… the dirty rotten scumbag.
Alabama has the worst economy in the Southeast. Wonder why? (Joey Kennedy)
Published: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 11:30 AM Updated: Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:17 PM
By Joey Kennedy | firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember when the Legislature was steamrolling through that overreaching, harsh, toughest-in-the-nation immigration law in 2011? The sponsors said not only would be be mean enough to make individuals and families so miserable they’d self-deport, but also would boost Alabama’s economy and put good ol’ red-blooded, U.S. citizen Alabamians back to work.
Odd report this week, then, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, which said Alabama has the worst economy in the Southeast. Worse than Louisiana. Worse than South Carolina. Heck, worse than, my goodness, ThankGodforMississippi
Makes us proud, doesn’t it?
There is a saving grace. While Alabama’s economy sucks more than any other in the Southeast, it’s only the fourth worst economy in the United States. Yea us! We’re No. 47!
The outlook for Alabama isn’t that sunny, either, the report says. Unemployment is down to about 8.3 percent, from last October’s 8.8 percent, but economists attribute that to jobs that have simply disappeared, not to jobs having been created.
That, too, can be traced to the immigration law, which left farmers, construction companies, restaurants and other labor-intensive industries looking for workers, then settling for fewer of them when Alabamians failed to fill the jobs.
A University of Alabama economist was ridiculed by state officials and others when he said Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, September 23, 2012
The few, the proud, the father who stamps his family with a purpose
By DAVID LAUDERDALE
Published Saturday, September 22, 2012
Retired Gunnery Sergeant LaSalle R. Vaughn in his U.S. Marine Corps uniform at the funeral of his best friend and next-door-neighbor, retired Marine Master Sergeant Frederick Drake, in November 2010. Both were Montford Point Marines.
LaSalle R. Vaughn was a Marine gunnery sergeant whose eyes could bore into you like a nail, and whose body was still taut as new rope when he died last Sunday at 88.
But everyone talks about his cinnamon rolls. Their sweet aroma would pull children into his kitchen from all over Sergeants Drive in Port Royal.
In 1943 he joined a U.S. Marine Corps that didn’t really want the feisty half African-American, half Native American from Baton Rouge, La. But he’d seen the sharp uniform with a red stripe down blue pants, and he insisted on joining the Marines.
His vision of what it would be like changed quickly when he was sent to the segregated boot camp for African-Americans at Montford Point, outside Camp Lejeune, N.C.
He was immensely proud to have served more than two decades. He was a steward and chef to seven generals, even preparing a meal for a U.S. president. But he said paving the road to integration was hell.
The Rev. James E. Moore, pastor of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dale and national chaplain of the Montford Point Marine Association, said: “I am convinced that had they failed — and there were many people who felt they would fail and wanted them to fail — I would not have been the first black sergeant major of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and Eastern Recruiting Region. I attribute that to what they went through and what they endured.”
Montford Point Marines were honored in June with the Congressional Gold Medal.
But it’s the corps within Vaughn’s own home — his fatherhood — that should be talked about most during his final salute.
“Lord knows we need in our society today positive examples of strong men who accept the responsibility to be the people we were created to be,” said Moore. “And when I say that, I mean first being fathers. I think fatherhood has been diminished in our society.”
LaSalle and Catherine Vaughn — who would have been married 66 years in December — had five boys and two girls.
The oldest, LaSalle II, is a retired Air Force officer who Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The Secret Service endeavors to protect presidential candidates from physical harm by attacks upon him from those whom would seek their harm.
However, there is one death the Secret Service cannot prevent – political suicide.
NBC had the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players.”
The GOP has a “Not Ready to be President” candidate in Mitt Romney.
“After the assassination of Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, September 14, 2012
Ray Bolger starred as the Scarecrow in the 1939 motion picture classic “The Wizard of Oz,” originally filmed in black & white, it is a fairytale dream sequence in which Dorothy Gale (played by Judy Garland) is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.
Gee, I kinda’ wish they hadn’t.
Now, I wonder if the sales of my Special Kansas Tin Hat will decline.
Be sure to get yours now, while your thoughts are still yours!
You never know those sneaky feds, next thing, they’ll put micro-neurotransmitters in each and every kernel of corn.
C’mon, “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore!”
Dorothy: How do you talk if you don’t have a brain?
Scarecrow: Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking don’t they?
Ballot Challenge in Kansas Over Obama’s Birth Is Ended
September 14, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Citing a wave of angry backlash, a Kansas man on Friday withdrew a petition in which he argued that President Obama should be removed from the state’s election ballot because he did not meet citizenship requirements.
The challenge filed this week by Joe Montgomery of Manhattan, Kan., prompted state election authorities to seek a certified copy of Mr. Obama’s birth certificate and reignited long-running conspiracy theories that the president was not born in the United States. The state will continue to try to obtain the birth certificate, and officials will meet on Monday as scheduled to close the case officially. But without the petition, Mr. Obama will remain on the ballot, Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach told The Associated Press.
Mr. Montgomery, the communications director for the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, explained his decision in an e-mail to Mr. Kobach.
“There has been a great deal of animosity and intimidation directed not only at me, but at people around me, who are both personal and professional associations,” he wrote. He added that he did not “wish to burden anyone with more of this negative reaction.”
After a hearing on Thursday, the state’s Objections Board, led by Mr. Kobach, a conservative Republican, said it needed more information before issuing a ruling.
Mr. Montgomery argued that under case law, to be eligible to become president, a person must be born in the United States to parents who are citizens. Mr. Obama’s father was from Kenya, and his mother was from Kansas. Mr. Montgomery also speculated that Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, September 2, 2012
Someone please tell me… how does one spell xenophobe?
And tell me again, just so I’ll be certain… what is racism?
Finally, just so I won’t forget… isn’t hypocrisy saying one thing, and doing the opposite?
The GOP‘s Immigrants
Rare was the speaker at the Republican convention in Tampa this week who did not invoke his immigrant forebears, almost always described as poor or, at best, of modest means upon arrival to the U.S.
This is hardly surprising because we are not simply a nation of immigrants but overwhelmingly a nation people descended from immigrant strivers. The “huddled masses” of the 1800s and early 1900s were tired and poor, not Indian computer engineers and Chinese biochemists.
This point is worth making because although the Republican speakers were Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, May 25, 2012
I feel much better now, knowing that Mississippians don’t do stupid shit like this anymore.
What the fuck is wrong with people!?!
By Alex Dobuzinskis
Sat May 26, 2012 12:07am EDT
(Reuters) – The Jackson, Mississippi, school district has agreed to stop shackling students to fixed objects, after it was sued for handcuffing pupils to railings and poles at a school for troubled children, officials said on Friday.
The Southern Poverty Law Center sued Jackson Public Schools in 2011 over its treatment of students at the district’s Capital City Alternative School. Students at that campus have been suspended or expelled from other schools.
The center argued in its lawsuit that students at Capital City Alternative School were Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 23, 2012
Shades of Trayvon…
Published: Monday, April 23, 2012, 10:56 AM Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012, 11:44 AM
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A Montgomery police officer claims in a lawsuit that he was off-duty in plain clothes at a Montgomery mall last month when security officers assaulted him after ordering him to remove his sweatshirt hoodie.
Terence Scott, 26, filed the lawsuit April 11 in Montgomery County Circuit Court against ERMC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.,-based company that provides security for Eastdale Mall. The lawsuit also names one security guard and two other unnamed security guards as defendants.
Eastdale Mall is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit that seeks unspecified amounts in damages.
Efforts to reach an attorney for ERMC have been unsuccessful this morning.
Among the claims in Scott’s civil lawsuit are negligence, assault and battery, wantonness, and that security guards used Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, February 25, 2012
And here, all along, I thought cuckoo birds were only in clocks!
Seems they’re in Alaska.
But then, this would only confirm what we knew earlier.
Alaska-(ENEWSPF)- A man from Juneau, Alaska, has filed suit with the state’s Division of Elections to bar President Obama from appearing on that state’s ballot on the basis that the President is a “Mulatto”, and “the race of ‘Negro’ or ‘Mulatto’ had no standing to be citizens of the United States under the United States Constitution.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Were I to call Scott Beason a derogatory name, I would be falling into the same type trap & garbage dump in which he lives & from which he operates. So I shall refrain. However, suffice it to say what he says, and what he has done – collaborating with Kansas racist GOP Secretary of State Kris W. Kobach to write a horrid experimental law in Alabama – remains proof positive of their misguided notions. In their case, it’s not “airs of superiority,” they really believe it!
Judge says defense can play aborigine tape in bingo trial
Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4:23 PM Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 4:27 PM
Republican Alabama state senator Scott Beason
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The federal judge in the State House vote-buying trial said he will let defense lawyers play recordings in which a wire-wearing legislator says disparaging things about black voters, if they become relevant during the trial.
U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson told prosecutors that it’s not his job to “sanitize” the motives of Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, who recorded State House conversations for investigators.
“These are obviously explosive, explosive recordings,” prosecutor Edward T. Kang told Thompson.
“I agree it’s explosive, but it’s only explosive because Mr. Beason made the comments,” Thompson responded.
Thompson said jurors should have the full picture of Beason’s possible motives when Read the rest of this entry »
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