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"Where The Hell Were These Blackademics Before 2008?" Or 2009?


Barack Obama in 1992 as director of Project Vote; which achieved its goal of registering 150,000 African American Voters

They damn sure didn’t help the black farmers get their money, they damn sure didn’t get black people health insurance, and they damn sure didn’t help our black gay brothers and sisters from getting kicked out of the military.

So where the hell were they?

I’ll tell you where they were, they were at each other’s schools sitting on some fucking panel theorizing about how to end racism or make it better for African Americans.

But do you know where President Obama was?

He was out in the streets registering people to vote, he was condemning an unjust war before it became fashionable to do so.

We got pictures of Barack Obama fresh out of college walking in poor black neighborhoods registering people to vote.

We got pictures of a young Barack Obama helping black folk.

We got pictures of a young Barack Obama sitting in a village in Kenya breaking bread with his grandmother.

And these same motherfuckers want to question his blackness

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Illinois State Senator Barack Obama at a community meeting in his district with his state representative (second from right) House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie


Barack Obama in his first year at Harvard Law School after working at Developing Communities Project as a community organizer from 1985 – 1988 where he set up a tenants rights organization, job training program, and college preparatory program. He enrolled at Harvard Law School in the fall of 1988 so as to better help his community


This photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama teaching at the University of Chicago Law School. After Harvard Law School, Obama returned to Chicago, joined a small civil rights firm, ran a voter registration drive, and lectured on constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School


Barack Obama with his grandmother Sarah Hussein Obama in her home in the village of Nyagoma-Kogelo, western Kenya, 1987




After his graduation from Harvard Law School, working on a voter registration drive in Chicago

The rest of the story..
The Obama Diary http://theobamadiary.com/2014/08/23/where-the-hell-were-these-blackademics-before-2008-2/

Excellent depictions of the slithering runner that is Rand Paul, napkinz!





Thank you, napkinz!

The Inanity of Rand Paul's quote on Ferguson, MO..

Judd Legum ✔ @JuddLegum
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Rand Paul on Ferguson: "There is a very good chance that this had nothing to do with race."

3:44 AM - 24 Aug 2014 90 Retweets 25 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/08/24/rise-and-shine-and-chat-on-5/

"Let's say you're African-American and you live there, let's say none of this has to do with race. It might not, but the belief — if you're African-American and you live in Ferguson, the belief is, you see people in prison and they're mostly black and brown, that somehow it is racial, even if the thoughts that were going on at that time had nothing to do with race.

"So it's a very good chance that had(sic) this had nothing to do with race, but because of all of the arrest and the way people were arrested, that everybody perceives it as, 'My goodness, the police are out to get us,' you know? And so that's why you have to change the whole war on drugs. It's not just this one instance."

More..
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/24/rand-paul-hillary-clinton_n_5704507.html

Our bad.. we only "perceive it" as such.. Only Rand Paul in his infinite wisdom knows what's going on here... and there's a "very good chance that this had nothing to do with race"

I like this from the comment section at the link..

"So some white guy from Kentucky is telling the black people in Ferguson that it’s all in their head. Rand Paul doesn’t know a dam thing about what it’s like to be black." anniebella



Michael Brown

I love her.. she's been one of my most favortie card people for so long!



What a beautifully poignant thing to do for the Michael Brown Memorial Fund~

Mahalo, sufrommich.. this should get many many RECS!

The corporate bullshit coming from the toxic GMO Co is pathetic. I won't be a part of their

campaign to take over the world. Damn them to hell.

It's a Dick Cheney move to whine about the President finally getting some golf in on his

actual much earned vacation, she. Thank you for your OP.. I've seen rumblings about this and it pisses me off as it does Allen Clifton the writer of this piece.. who is from the Dallas Ft Worth area in Texas.

Cheney: President Obama Would 'Rather Be On The Golf Course' Than The Situation Room

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=876470

Five myths about presidential vacations

3. George W. Bush took more vacation days than any other president.

During his eight-year presidency, Bush did take 879 days of vacation, including 77 trips to his Texas ranch. So far, Obama has taken about 150 days off. But our founders were away even more.

And, Dick head knows this..

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-presidential-vacations/2014/08/15/2aa969c6-2311-11e4-958c-268a320a60ce_story.html

Have to mention the a$$holes in Congress who did nothing all year and are now on a 5 week vaca with pay while they won't raise the Minimum Wage for actual hard working Americans.

And, glad they decided it was wrong to use that derogatory word in their headline even though it was exposing the racism in America against President Obama... from your link..

"The writer James Lincoln Collier penned an opinion piece for the July edition of WestView News, which was entitled: “The N***** in the White House”.

Despite the use of the racist slur, the column was actually a pro-Obama piece that suggested far-right opposition to the President was influenced by the colour of his skin.

Collier wrote: “These far right voters hate Obama because he is black. The simple truth is that there is still in America an irreducible measure of racism.”

Bottom Line.. from your 1st link..

"The last thing any American should want is a president who’s so stressed out that they’re on the verge of a psychotic breakdown. And the media, both the left and the right, really needs to stop this nonsense of shaming presidents every time they might dare take some kind of a vacation or – gasp – even play a round golf. -

My President who's hard at work even though he takes some time away to play golf and clear his head.



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BREAKING: The Obama Administration just announced new rules to ensure women have access to birth control coverage: http://on.msnbc.com/1toydbB
7:41 AM - 22 Aug 2014

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/08/22/access-to-birth-control-obamacare-guarantees-that/

Thank you for this, UJ.. During all the corporatemediawhore propaganda before

the net and Twitter became so prevalent as a way to get real news out.. I keep lobbying for Occupy to Occupy the Media and before that for the masses to protest the media like we did bush's war on Iraq. My fervent wish was for the m$m to go the way of the dinosaurs..

David Gregory's MTP did that but NBC's bright idea is to bring in Chuckie Todd..



But, we got this on Monday!



#ItsBiggerThanYou: Atlanta protesters challenge CNN’s Michael Brown reporting

Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the CNN center in Atlanta on Monday to march in memory of unarmed Missouri teenager Michael Brown who was gunned down by a police officer, many in protest of CNN’s controversial coverage of the incident.

Demonstrators who had been urged to attend dressed in their “Sunday’s best” marched under the slogan: “How good must we look to be considered innocent?” and used the #ItsBiggerThanYou hashtag.

The protest was staged in response to CNN’s Ferguson protests coverage, which had a strong emphasis on past actions by Brown which may have incriminated him. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, as many as 1,000 protesters marched.


More to the story..
http://rt.com/usa/181456-cnn-protests-rally-brown/

"Participants and observers also took to Twitter to denounce CNN’s lack of coverage of a protest directly outside its offices."

Daaa-mmnn!

Wow, thanks for the revelations.. I hadn't heard anything about racism per se in Russia but

I saw that board that was lit up on the President's birthday with the Russians portraying him eating a banana or some such idiot drivel. that's why I called him a racist as well as homophobic in my previous post. So it goes much freaking deeper than that..

"Nearly 60% of black and African people living in Russia's capital Moscow have been physically assaulted in racially motivated attacks, says a new study.
Africans working or studying in the city live in constant fear of attack, according to the report by the Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy.
A quarter of 200 people surveyed said they had been assaulted more than once. Some 80% had been verbally abused.
But the number of assaults was down from the MPC's last survey in 2002.
The report's clear conclusion was that Africans living in Russia exist in a state of virtual siege, says the BBC's Rupert Wingfield Hayes in Moscow."

So Russia isn't as pure as the putinistas would have us believe.. and always conveniently leaving out how dangerous it is to be Gay in Russia.. those poor people living under the fear of putin's homophobic wrath. Or a journalist who disagrees with his dictorial policies.. and under his thumb on the internet.

Freakin' Perfect, Jamaal!



I saw that.. I read the article when I spotted it reading your link to the root.

That was something! Poor sweet thing. So that right there says a lot about how he would react to Darren Wilson's approach to him and Dorian Johnson.

Wtf was Darren Wilson on?! For cripes sake.. they were just walking in the street on their way to Dorian's house. I get so angry and sad at this.. I can only imagine how those close to Michael Brown must feel.

Glad you posted it as an OP, Uncle Joe~Peace to you
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