Monthly Archives: October 2008

November 5th Etiquette

I’m sure some of you have received the below in an email. We didn’t start this list and don’t know who to credit… However, please let us know what should be added to the list, so that us Obama supporters can maintain our dignity in the midst of immense joy (should he win)!

They’ll be watching us on November 5th (the day after the election)
for signs of the end of time.

To keep the peace and keep a lot of folks from getting nervous, I
think we should develop a list of acceptable celebrations and
behaviors we should probably avoid at least for the first few days:

1. No crying, hugging or shouting “Thank you Jesus” (at least not in
public)

2. No running high-fives (at least not unless the area is clear and
there are no witnesses)

3. No laughing at the McCain/Palin supporters

4. No calling in sick on November 5th . They’ll get nervous if too
many of us don’t show up.

5. We’re allowed to give each other knowing winks or nods in passing.
Just try to keep from grinning too hard.

6. No singing loudly, “We’ve come this Far By Faith” (it will be
acceptable to hum softly)

7. No bringing of barbeque ribs or fried chicken for lunch in the
company lunchroom for at least a week (no chittlins at all – this
may make us seem too ethnic)

8. No leaving kool-aid packages at the water fountain (this might be a
sign that poor folks might be getting a break through)

9. No Cupid Shuffle, Electric Sliding or Cha Cha-ing during breaks
(this could indicate a little too much excitement)

10. Please no “Moving on Up” Jefferson’s soundtrack…..(we are going
to try to remain humble)

11. No doing the George Jefferson dance (unless you’re in your office
with the door closed)

12. Please try not to yell—-”BOOOO-YAH!”

13. Just in case you’re wondering, Doing the Running Man, cabbage
patch, or a backhead-bounce on the highway is 100% okay.

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Obama Hung in Effigy on a Kentucky Campus

A life-sized likeness of Barack Obama was found hanging from a tree with a noose around its neck Wednesday at the University of Kentucky, the second time in about a month such an effigy of the Democratic presidential nominee was reported on a college campus.

UK spokesman Carl Nathe said the effigy was found in a high-traffic area between a classroom building and parking garage. Police immediately took it down but released no information about their investigation.

University President Lee Todd said he planned to apologize to the Obama family on behalf of the school and that he is “personally offended and deeply embarrassed by this disgusting episode.”

Federal authorities have been notified, Todd said.

George Fox University in Oregon, a small Christian college, recently punished four students who confessed to hanging a likeness of Obama from a tree.

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Plot to kill 102 African American Children has Deep Roots

‘You hear them say Obama will be assassinated’ Link to the video

The Guardian is reporting that Daniel Cowart and Paul Schlesselman, the two Tennessee neo-Nazis arrested for plotting to kill 102 African-American schoolchildren and then assassinate Barack Obama, clearly drew inspiration from a violent white nationalist group called the Order. In the 1980s, members of the Order carried out a crime spree that included several high-profile murders.

The connection to the Order is evident in the numbers the two men scrawled on their car on Saturday shortly before they were arrested: 14 and 88. The so-called Fourteen Words is a slogan – “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children” – coined by Order member David Lane, who also wrote an essay called 88 Precepts. In white supremacist circles, 14-88 is a shorthand expression of allegiance to the beliefs put forth by Lane and the Order, who wanted to found a white homeland where they could preserve the “Aryan race” from being polluted by non-whites and enslaved by the “Zionist-occupied government” of the US. Lane also advocated polygamy and a kind of European paganism he called Wotanism.

The plot by the two Tennessee men, grotesque as it may be, seems not to have got beyond the half-baked stage. But in the early 1980s, the Order – also known as the Brüder Schweigen or Silent Brotherhood – was active, violent, and deadly. [Full article]

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McCain Supporter Carves “B” in her Cheek and Blames Black Obama Supporter

Pardon the pun but, this B is crazy.  CBS NEWS is reporting on a Pittsburgh woman charged with making false report after claiming the letter “B” was carved into her face by a black mugger.  She joins a the horrible legacy of white women who have committed crimes (like drowning their children) and white men who’ve done the same (murdering their wives) and blamed it on fictional black men.

I’ve read some horrible emails with all kinds of things people have made up to discredit the Obama campaign.  I’ve read crazy, racist, and outrageous bs on tons of blogs.  Have I been surprised at my fellow Americans in those cases…NO.  However, this…this is totally crazy.  This woman is sick.  Period.  The McCain camp can’t be blamed for her actions, but they need to understand that the kind of lies and rhetoric that they have tolerated and fostered has produced this kind of following.

From CBS NEWS – Full Story

Ashley Todd, 20-year-old college student from College Station, Texas, admitted Friday that the story was false, police said.

“She just opened up and said she wanted to tell the truth,” Bryant said, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “She was upset with the media for blowing this into a political firestorm.”

Todd, who is white, initially told police she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 black man Wednesday night.

She told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM when the man approached her from behind, put a knife with a 4- to 5-inch blade to her throat and demanded money. She said she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.

Todd claimed that she suspected the man then noticed a McCain sticker on her car, became angry and punched her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground and telling her “you are going to be a Barack supporter,” police said.

She said he continued to punch and kick her while threatening “to teach her a lesson for being a McCain supporter,” police said. She said he then sat on her chest, pinned her hands down with his knees and scratched a backward letter “B” into her face with a dull knife.

Todd also told police she didn’t seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend’s apartment nearby and called police about 45 minutes later.

On Friday, when she admitted the story was fabricated, Todd told police she believes she cut the backward “B” onto her own cheek, but she didn’t explain how or why, Bryant said.

“She said she doesn’t remember doing it but knows it must have been her who did it,” Bryant said, according to the Tribune-Review.

Todd reportedly said she thought of Barack Obama when she saw the “B” on her cheek and minutes later “came up what a plan” to manufacture the story, according to Bryant. “

More on this story
Come Saturday Morning: I Don’t Remember, I Don’t Recall

Police: McCain volunteer made up robbery story

Ashley Todd Mugging Hoax Leads to Twitter Mockery

A Children’s Treasury of Wingnut Reactions to Cut-Nut Ashley Todd

Photo: Ashley Todd (AP/sarahsarmy.blogspot.com)

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Sending a Prayer for Jennifer Hudson and her Family

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN)Authorities issued an Amber Alert on Friday for a 7-year-old boy who was missing from the scene of a double homicide on Chicago’s South Side.

Hudson won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Effie in the film version of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.” She competed on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004, making it to the top seven contestants before being eliminated from the contest.

Neighbors reported hearing gunshots earlier Friday, he said. Authorities found no signs of forced entry to the home and are not sure whether other items are missing.

The boy, Julian King, may be traveling with a suspect in the homicides in a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plates, authorities said at an evening news conference.

Julian is 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was wearing a brown polo shirt with stripes and khaki pants when last seen, authorities said in the Amber Alert.

The bodies were found at a home belonging to the mother of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, a family pastor told CNN affiliate CLTV.

“They found Jennifer’s mother and her brother murdered in her mother’s home this afternoon,” said Willie Davis, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church. “She is on her way back into Chicago from Tampa, Florida.”

Davis said he was notified that he might be called out to assist Hudson and her family members.

Deputy Police Chief Joseph Patterson told reporters the bodies were found about 3 p.m. Friday, when a relative arrived home and found the body of a female shot to death on the living room floor.

The relative backed out of the house and called police, who found the body of a male shot to death in a bedroom, Patterson said.

The white Suburban and the 7-year-old were missing from the scene, he said.

Police did not identify the victims and did not mention Hudson. Patterson said Julian King was the grandson of the female victim.

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Best Barack Obama Impression Ever

This kid should be hired by SNL.  He has Barack Obama’s voice down perfectly!!! You have to see this.  LOL!!!!!

He even looks like him a lil bit.  Pass this video around.

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Racist Obama Cartoon…Just say it already!

If you’re going to be so blatantly racist and create a cartoon of a food stamp with chicken, ribs, watermelon, and Obama (as a donkey) in the center, then have the nerve to verbally make your message clear once you’re caught. If the cartoon wasn’t meant to be racist, then please tell me the purpose of it. Confirm your ignorance by just saying that you don’t want some food stamp using, chicken, ribs, and watermelon eating, dumb ass nigger running the country. Now, was that so difficult.

Click to see cartoon (As posted by CNN)

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Do Not Wear Obama Shirts to the Polls: It’s not personal, it’s just the law

Wouldn’t you just know it…another way to hinder people from voting…tisk tisk.

Mr. T in DC gave the heads up to Washington DC folk on his blog about this (below). It’s basically like walking into your polling place with a big campaign sign. This isn’t a concert :) it’s a democratic process, so I’m sure we can all put a jacket over our shirts till we get back into the car, turn it inside out…or something. LOL

I’m sure may be the case in other cities…states Virginia Board Adopts Ban on Campaign Clothing . We dont’ want anyone to told to go back home and change shirts before they can vote on election day. PASS THIS INFO ON!!!! Find out what the LAW is regarding polling places and Campaign Clothing in your state.

One of my (many) worries about the upcoming election is that Democratic voters will be turned away in large numbers because they’re wearing Obama tee shirts. The issue hasn’t really come up before, because typically you don’t get a ton of people wearing tee shirt supporting presidential candidates, but this election is different. With Obama being the first African-American candidate running for president, the black community is enthusiastic about him to the point where a cottage industry has arisen in Obama tee shirts and other paraphernalia. Anecdotally, I see more people walking around in Obama-attire than in all previous elections combined. Obama tee shirts are all over DC.

The catch is that wearing such tee shirts is not allowed in the polling places, as it is considered the same as waving around a campaign sign. That seems fair, but the federal and local governments should make sure they get the word out about the rule, so that thousands of African-American voters aren’t turned away, disappointed, on election day. It would be horrible if the election turns on a strictly enforced interpretation of this rule. I hope that others will help spread the word: it may seem a good idea, but do not wear your Obama tee shirt on election day.

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John Lewis has no regrets on his criticism of the McCain camp

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Tuesday said he had no regrets for claiming that Republican rhetoric in the presidential contest reminded him of words spoken by segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace — but he admitted that he could have made his point “in a different way.”

“I do not regret what I said,” Lewis said. “Maybe it could have been said in a different way, because it was not suggesting that John McCain or Sarah Palin was closely related [in] any way to the actions of Governor Wallace.”

Said the Atlanta congressman and Civil Rights icon: “It was all about what I call toxic speech — statements [and] an audience that can unleash bitterness and hatred. And I don’t need anyone to lecture me about my feelings, or what I have observed for more than 50 years.”

Last week, in the face of declining polls, Republicans concentrated on Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and what they called issues of character — and what Democrats called “code words” for race.

Palin in particular repeatedly criticized Obama for “palling around with terrorists.”

“This is not a man who sees America like you and I see America,” she said.

On Saturday, Lewis rocked the presidential campaign with his statement that McCain and Palin “are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.

“During another period, in the not too distant past, there was a governor of the state of Alabama named George Wallace who also became a presidential candidate.”

In the statement, Lewis linked Wallace’s language to the1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four little girls.

McCain immediately called Lewis’ remarks “beyond the pale” and called on Obama to repudiate them. The Republican presidential candidate continued to fume on Monday. “It’s unfair. It’s unfair and it’s outrageous,” McCain told CNN.

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Community Organizer

Obama Pictures and McCain Pictures

I couldn’t have said it better myself.  Community organizers are so important to America.

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