Sunday Open Thread

O Holy Night (“Cantique de Noël“) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem “Minuit, chrétiens” (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau (1808–1877). Cappeau, a wine merchant and poet, had been asked by a parish priest to write a Christmas poem.[1] Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight,[2] editor of Dwight’s Journal of Music, created a singing edition based on Cappeau’s French text in 1855. In both the French original and in the two familiar English versions of the carol, the text reflects on the birth of Jesus and of mankind’s redemption.

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32 Responses to Sunday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    A brave six-year-old became the sole survivor of her grade one class because she played dead as shooter Adam Lanza went on his rampage.

    The unnamed girl lay amongst the bodies of her 15 classmates until she thought it was safe to leave.

    The girl’s pastor, Pastor Jim Solomon, told ABC News: “She ran out of the school building covered from head to toe with blood and the first thing she said to her mom was, ‘Mommy, I’m OK but all my friends are dead.”

    “Somehow in that moment, by God’s grace, [she] was able to act as she was already deceased.”

    “The mom told me, and I thought this was very insightful, that she was suffering from what she felt was survivor’s guilt because so many of her friends no longer have their children but she has hers,” the pastor said.

    The Daily Mail said the girl was the first student to run out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School following the mass shooting, which left 20 children and 6 adults dead.

    Pastor Solomon went on to say on ABC News: “What did she see in there?”

    “Well, she saw someone who she felt was angry and somebody who see felt was mad.

    “How at 6 1/2 years old can you be that smart, that brave? I think it’s impossible outside of divine intervention. She has wisdom beyond her years.”

    Pastor Solomon said the girl’s family were suffering survivor’s guilt because many of their friends were not as lucky, losing children in the tragedy.

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/121216/sandy-hook-shooting-girl-6-was-sole-survivor-her

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    • I read it earlier but didn’t get a chance to post it. But isn’t it the Amazing Grace of God? A 6 year old pretending to play dead? I was stunned. Wow! A little kid with deadly danger in the room and she knew to lay still? Mighty brave. I stand in awe!

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  2. President Obama speaking in Newtown

    President Obama speaking in Newtown Connecticut

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  3. Ametia says:

    HERE;S THE CANCER IN OUR SOCIETY, RIGHT HERE:

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  4. Ametia says:

    Pro-gun advocates will never have a rational discussion about gun laws and the 2nd Amendment

    Pro-gun advocates do three things in the wake of every act of gun violence:

    1.Claim it’s not about guns.

    2.Argue that the solution is to arm everyone.

    3.Go into hiding.
    Those positions are not conversation starters.

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022003422

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  5. rikyrah says:

    brilliant comment by zizi about Dr. Rice:

    zizi2, A college Professor

    This a repost of my comment from TheObama Diary on Thursdays news re: Ambassador Rice

    Those of you who follow me on Twitter must have realized how livid I was upon hearing the news about Ambassador Rice’s withdrawal from SOS consideration. I barely took a break from grading student exams turned on MSNBC, and I admit I went batshit all over the tubes. Now upon further reflection here’s my take on what I think is going on.

    There’s a deep rift in DC and it’s not Dem vs. Repub. It is the Permagov (an entrenched bipartisan cabal of power brokers) versus those like Pres. Obama whom it deems unworthy of exercising any power to shape this country’s affairs, especially global & financial policy.

    First the reelection Pres. Obama has thrown many DC denizens into bewilderment. The entire beltway class was certain Romney was going to win, and they did their best to help push that along. They wanted the RESTORATION of the status quo they can control, and more importantly a foreign policy that is materially PROFITABLE to the defense establishment and by extension the leaches & journos that feed off that gravy train. President Obama’s re-election fucked that wish up for them

    Remember the hit job books that Bob Woodward ( I call him the heir to David Broder), Ron Suskind, et al wrote? Remember how David Patraeus while in Afghanistan is said to have cooked up the Iranian plot on Saudi Ambassador to US just to scuttle advancing backdoor talks that Panetta at CIA had facilitated between WH agents & Iran and which were about to yield some breakthrough? Patraeus at CIA got hit himself before he could advance his own political ambitions, but his testimony about “terrorism” set up Rice as pawn in this high stakes game.

    So since they couldn’t stop PBO they are hellbent on stripping him of any capacity and drive away the people who can enact HIS agenda as they are not beholden to the permagov. They want to NEUTER him NOW before he is re-inaugurated, and thus shape the terrain of power before un unfettered PBO gets his sails going. Susan Rice is their immediate trophy for many political reasons, but it’s because she & Samantha Power overrode the Libya options that the permagov/status quo wanted (including some cabinet members). To make matters sting more, their strategy on Libya destabilized the existing cozy oil arrangement that Bush had secured with Gaddafi. Gates & Hillary did not want intervention, only symbolic no fly zone to cover US’s international ass. Rice & the compassionists prevailed. Libya got on the road to democracy, but Libya did not instantly yield a gravy train to the liking of the DC permagov. If she were to become SOS she would advance Pres. Obama’s FP in bold way, free from allegiance to the permagov’s desires. That is huge. Hilary Clinton has been perceived as successful, but if you look closely she has not rocked any permagov boats. Susan Rice would be unpredictable and so she needed to be stopped in her tracks.

    John Kerry is a fine person and very qualified for the position, but he speaks the permagov speak, so he’s not considered a threat to the entrenched interests. Cheerleading him now, is intended to engender permanent gratitude from him to the same pirahnas. Plus the beltway pushing Kerry is a signal to Pres. Obama that he may have gotten his second term (as they tried but failed to make that impossible) but they wanna make it clear that they’ll be calling the shots. Kerry is an unwitting pawn in their game. Mark my words if Kerry is nominated, the very people pushing him now will reprise Swiftboat allegations like you haven’t heard before, at his confirmation hearings as a warning shot to him not to step out of line vis-avis their global interests.

    This is the dangerous ground we’re on. They are building narratives that serve to confuse the public. The Fiscl Cliff issue was going too swimmingly well for PBO, so this unfortunate news breaks that fine thread and gives GOP the chance to strut b4 cameras and milk corporate media attention. They are not gonna stop with Susan Rice departure, as McCain, Graham & Ayotte are already saying. Now their fight is directly with WH. It gives Boehner a break from the hot glare of public opprobrium currently building up relentlessly. Sunday shows are gonna be Rice 24/7 and nothing about GOP irresponsibility on the fiscal nonsense.

    Yeah I’m mad. I so want to crush the Permagov, republicans and their media enablers, my fists are clenched as I type.

    Yet I trust Pres. Obama has seen this coming and has a countermove so surprising it sends detractors to the ER.

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    • Ametia says:

      Could NOT have articulatred this any clearer. My husband is Jamaican. He has no stake in American politics and just calls it like he sees it.. He basically said the same thing.

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Obama Becomes the 6th President in History to be Elected Twice with 51% or More of the Vote

    By: Jason Easley
    Dec. 16th, 2012

    President Obama is certain to do something that no president has done since Eisenhower. He is about to become the sixth president in history to be elected twice with 51% or more of the popular vote.

    According to the Los Angeles Times, “Obama’s margin has grown steadily. From just over 2 percentage points, it now stands at nearly 4. Rather than worry about the Bush-Kerry precedent, White House aides now brag that Obama seems all but certain to achieve a mark hit by only five others in U.S. history – winning the presidency twice with 51% or more of the popular vote.”

    Currently, Obama sits at 50.97% of the popular vote, and Romney at 47.29% Since it is standard practice for totals to be rounded, Obama is already considered to have gotten 51% of the vote. With votes still left to be counted in New York and Hawaii, it is a virtual certainty that Obama’s straight percentage total of the popular vote will cross 51%.

    Barack Obama will join a group of presidents that includes Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, FDR, and Dwight Eisenhower. To say that Obama is the most popular Democratic president, at least in terms of Election Day results, since FDR is no longer an understatement.

    In terms of practical politics, you can see Obama’s strengthened political hand in the positions that he has been taking. From announcing that his administration won’t prosecute to recreational marijuana users in states that have decriminalized it to his strong stance on the fiscal cliff, Obama is governing like a popular second term president.

    The concept of the popular mandate is invoked by every victorious president in order to give their agenda an aura of popular legitimacy. (George W. Bush claimed to have mandate after being reelected in 2004, and immediately crashed and burned when he tried to privatize Social Security.) However, President Obama’s mandate seems to be real on some very specific issues. Obama’s positions on job growth, stimulus, taxes, and the deficit were all thoroughly discussed during the campaign. Public supported sided with Obama on Election Day, and continues to be with him on these issues today.

    http://www.politicususa.com/obama-6th-president-history-elected-51-vote.html

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  7. rikyrah says:

    Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 07:27 AM PST.

    Post-Michigan, Republicans plan to push anti-union laws all over

    by Laura Clawson

    No surprise here: Having made big anti-union strides in Michigan this week, Republicans are hoping to repeat the trick by passing so-called “right to work” laws in a series of other states. What’s not to love in a law that weakens unions and reduces average wages by $1,500 a year?

    “I support this goal on the national and state level and look forward to Kentucky joining Michigan in the near future,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said in a statement.
    Even in blue New Jersey, a major backer of right-to-work bills said the shift this week in Lansing had changed some minds.

    “I think that what happened in Michigan sent a signal that people in states with histories of strong unions are now open to a new perspective,” said state Assemblywoman Amy H. Handlin (R).
    Kentucky? Maybe. But New Jersey’s Handlin is ignoring the fact that in several states we’ve seen a few Republicans voting against these bills. In Michigan, six House Republicans and four Senate Republicans voted no. That’s why Michigan Republican leadership had to push the law now, in the lame duck session—because, come January, even though Democrats only gained five seats in the state House and will still be in a 59 to 51 minority, the votes wouldn’t have been there. In New Hampshire in 2011, Republicans had the votes to override many of Democratic Gov. John Lynch’s vetoes, but not this one, despite Republican leadership engaging in serious arm-twisting of the Republicans voting no. All of which is to say, even under Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey is seriously unlikely to take this route in the near future.
    Even as weakening unions by forcing them to provide representation to people who don’t pay their fair share of the direct costs of representation is a top Republican priority, it remains something a noticeable number of Republican legislators oppose, despite threats from their leadership and their party’s biggest donors. Even in the immediate wake of the 2010 election that gave Republicans majorities in so many state legislatures, Indiana was the only state to pass this law. Michigan Republicans only dared it during their lame duck session, with many members of the House on their way out by January and many members of both chambers term-limited so that they won’t face voters in 2014. So, as Workers’ Voice spokesman Eddie Vale tells the Washington Post, “There still will be state battles, but I think that we’re getting to the end of the 2010 tea-party wave rather than a resurgence of them.”

    Passing any law they can that will weaken unions and workers remains a top priority of Republicans nationally, and they’ll keep trying. They may have some successes, and as Indiana and Michigan join the race to the bottom for wages and working conditions and unions in those states are weakened, the cause of workers nationally is weakened. So it’s not that the outlook in the wake of Michigan is good. But “we’re gonna sweep the nation” Republican triumphalism is a bit premature.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/13/1169469/-Post-Michigan-Republicans-plan-to-push-anti-union-laws-all-over

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  8. rikyrah says:

    Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:00 PM PST.

    GOP hero Norquist says Republicans should take the economy hostage again—and repeatedly

    by Hunter

    Someone is going to have to explain to me again why noted anarchist tax-troll Grover Norquist wields more apparent influence in Republican thinking than any actual elected politician or other government official. He’s a troll, and he’s trolling, because that’s what he does.
    Some of his new bluster on the “fiscal cliff” and debt ceiling, however, is beginning to sound positively Rovian:

    “Obama will be on a very short leash, fiscally speaking, over the next four years,” he said. “He’s not going to have any fun at all, he may just have to go blow up small countries he can’t pronounce because it won’t be any fun to be here, because he won’t be able to spend the kind of cash he was hoping to.”
    Oh, take that, Mr. President! You see, because you like to spend cash! You will be reduced to invading places like Grenada as our great leader Ronald Reagan did, but you will mispronouncing those places for some reason! Ha ha, scoundrel, I have vanquished you!
    Fine, whatever, Brain Trust. Knock yourself out with that. Grover’s advice to Republicans, however, seems to be just as silly. Will Republicans notice that, or will Grover be able to keep them on that short leash?

    “Republicans have three tools,” he said. “One: the sequester. The Democrats fear sequester more than Republicans because it actually reins in spending.”
    Not really. In case Grover hasn’t noticed, the last Republican administrations have botched the spending side of things considerably when compared to the Democrats, so he’s getting a bit confused as to which side likes “spending” more. And it’s the defense contractors, more than of the much weaker groups on the Democratic side, that are raising holy hell over the sequester. I’m not saying it will be all roses and sunshine for Democratic programs if the sequester goes through, but you’d have to be pretty dense to not notice that it’s Republicans, not Democrats, showing up on the TV and making all the pronouncements of imminent doom if those budget cuts that the Republicans previously stomped their foot and demanded actually go through.

    Next, he said, is the upcoming debt ceiling vote.
    “It will have to come up every month or so as Obama keeps hitting that ceiling,” Norquist said of the nation’s borrowing limit. “Republicans can raise it a little or a lot, or for a month or for six months. That gives them discipline as it did in 2011 to require spending restraint.”

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/15/1169624/-GOP-hero-Norquist-says-Republicans-should-take-the-economy-hostage-again-and-repeatedly

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  9. rikyrah says:

    Why Republican Efforts to Block Obama Won’t Work This Time
    by Michael Tomasky Dec 16, 2012 4:45 AM EST

    So the Republicans look like crap right now. The brand, as they say, is at a horrible low. Naturally I find this amusing and satisfying. But then I recall: Well, they looked pretty bad in December 2008, too. Remember? They were written off. But then they came roaring back and really showed some muscle and swept the next elections. So what’s to prevent them from doing the same this time? Three factors, actually. History may repeat itself, as the saying goes, but never so precisely that the exact same tricks will work a second time.

    Think back to four years ago. Obama hadn’t taken office yet, but he was at some stratospheric approval number. Optimism abounded. Most of all the idea that the Republicans were going to greet the Obama era by just saying no to everything seemed absurd. And the phrase tea party still referred to, you know, an afternoon soiree, where they served, you know, tea. All that changed pretty fast once Obama took office. Yes, the Republican were outrageous in opposition, but nobody ever said they weren’t good in opposition, and so it didn’t take before the “Republicans have found their legs” stories started appearing.

    But that was then. Here’s what’s different now.

    First, the economy. It was pretty easy for Republicans to make a chump of Obama when the country was losing 600,000 jobs a month and the unemployment was racing upward toward 10 percent and thousands of people were losing their homes. The economic crisis, in early 2009, was the context for everything else that was happening. And even though it was true then—and, entertainingly, it’s apparently still true—that people blame George W. Bush more than they do Obama, that fact didn’t prevent Hill Republicans from greeting each new bleak set of numbers with the cry that Obama’s policies were making things worse. Nothing to it.

    But now, the jobless rate is falling at a decent clip, the Fed is evidently strongly committed to getting it down to 6.5 percent, confidence is up, and all the rest of it. Republicans will have no bleak numbers to bleat about. America won’t be doubting Obama’s ability to get results on his most important task. If the positive indicators keep going up, so will Obama’s job approval numbers, and Republicans will find the audience for their economic critiques to be both smaller and less persuadable.

    Second, they can’t get away with the just-say-no, Berlin Wall of opposition in the same way they did four years ago. Oh, don’t get me wrong. They’ll still do it. But I don’t think they can get away with it without paying a hefty political price. After four years of no, the party now has the reputation it has rightly earned, as less willing to compromise than Obama, less trusted than he is, and just less well-liked. The broader American public is going have a lot less patience for GOP obstructionism than it did the first time around.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/16/why-republican-efforts-to-block-obama-won-t-work-this-time.html

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  10. rikyrah says:

    Three lessons from the near-final popular vote

    By David Lauter
    December 15, 2012, 5:02 a.m.

    More than five weeks after election day, almost all the presidential votes have been counted. Here’s what the near-final tally reveals:

    The election really wasn’t close.

    On election night, President Obama’s victory margin seemed fairly narrow – just slightly more than 2 percentage points. White House aides anxiously waited to see if Obama would surpass the 2.46-percentage-point margin by which President George W. Bush defeated Sen. John F. Kerry in 2004.

    They needn’t have worried. In the weeks since the election, as states have completed their counts, Obama’s margin has grown steadily. From just over 2 percentage points, it now stands at nearly 4. Rather than worry about the Bush-Kerry precedent, White House aides now brag that Obama seems all but certain to achieve a mark hit by only five others in U.S. history – winning the presidency twice with 51% or more of the popular vote.

    As of Friday, Obama had 50.97% of the vote to Mitt Romney’s 47.3% with 47 states having certified their final count, according to the statistics compiled assiduously by David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report.

    Most of the nation’s remaining uncounted ballots, perhaps as many as 413,000, Wasserman estimated, are in heavily Democratic New York, where officials have until next week to finish their tabulations. The other two states yet to certify a final count are West Virginia, which Romney carried, and Hawaii, which went heavily for its native son, the president. Once all those get tossed into the mix, Obama’s margin almost surely will rise slightly, allowing him to claim the 51% mark without rounding up.

    There’s more involved here than just a historical trivia contest (to which Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, William McKinley, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower would be the other answers). The growth of Obama’s victory margin probably strengthens his hand politically.

    Even some of Obama’s political aides were surprised by the size of the overall margin. The campaign intensively polled battleground states, but did not survey the national vote. Since most public polls projected an Obama win of 2 percentage points or less, that’s what many of Obama’s aides expected.

    Very few polls correctly projected the size of Obama’s victory.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-three-lessons-from-the-nearfinal-popular-vote-20121214,0,3119021.story

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  11. rikyrah says:

    ALEC Thought of Non-Profit — Then Thought Not

    It’s been a rough year for ALEC.

    The American Legislative Exchange Council, a public-policy group that saw an exodus of corporate members after championing self-defense and voter-identification laws, looked at setting up a non-profit arm following allegations of violating its charitable status by lobbying on issues.

    The new non-profit, ALEC NOW, would be incorporated under Section 501c4 of the tax code, just like groups like Americans for Prosperity and Crossroads GPS that spent millions of dollars on the 2012 elections without disclosing their donors. The proposal for a new entity was revealed in a group of documents obtained by Bloomberg under the Freedom of Information Act.

    Common Cause, a Washington-based watchdog group, accused ALEC in an Internal Revenue Service complaint last April of violating its current tax status by lobbying state legislators.

    ALEC is incorporated as a charity under Section 501c3, meaning donations to the group are tax-deductible.

    ALEC’s executive director, Ron Scheberle, said in an August memo that a 501c4 “operating fully prior to an IRS audit” could cause the agency to “look favorably” upon the group. “It is a possibility” that the IRS will tell ALEC that the new non-profit should take over some operations, Scheberle said.

    The new non-profit would “educate the public on the past, current and future impact of ALEC’s model legislation” and would not lobby nor engage in political activities, Scheberle said in the memo.

    ALEC hasn’t set up the affiliate, according to Kaitlyn Buss, a spokeswoman.

    “While the American Legislative Exchange Council remains a 501c3 focused on the exchange of practical, state-level public policy issues among its members, we are always open to operational changes that will make us more effective,” Buss said. “However, we have no current plans to operate a 501c4 in the near future.”

    Doug Clopp, an attorney for Common Cause, said the discussion of an affiliate is an indication that the group knows it is not a charitable organization.

    “It looks like ALEC is covering its tracks,” Clopp said. “These folks are not a charity, they’re not the soup kitchen, they’re not the YMCA. They are, and always have been, aware that their activities are straight-up lobbying.”

    http://go.bloomberg.com/political-capital/2012-12-13/alec-thought-of-non-profit-then-thought-not/

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  12. rikyrah says:

    Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 06:17 AM PST.

    NRA’s Twitter account goes silent after CT shooting, Facebook page taken down

    by Christian Dem in NC

    Perhaps someone at the National Rifle Association knows that it shares moral responsibility for the horrific shooting on Friday in Connecticut. The NRA’s new media team appears to have gone into hiding.

    Its Twitter account has been silent since early Friday morning. This was its last tweet, at 6:30 am that morning:

    Additionally, according to Business Insider, the NRA’s Facebook page went offline not long after news of the shooting broke. As of now (9:17 am Eastern on Sunday), it’s still down; it redirects to Facebook’s homepage. This just a day after the NRA joyfully marked that 1.7 million people liked it on Facebook.

    Looks like the NRA is reeling. Somehow, I think that what will finish the job is a mass exodus by those NRA members who support common-sense gun regulations. If they leave to form an organization that was similar to what the NRA was before it lost its way, the NRA’s claim to be the voice of all “honest gun owners” will be exposed for the empty talk we know it to be.
    .

    6:52 AM PT: Bink mentions one theory about why the NRA has disappeared from Facebook. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, several of its fans were openly rejoicing that the shooting would prove that bans on guns in schools don’t work.
    .

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/16/1170630/-NRA-s-Twitter-account-goes-silent-after-CT-shooting-Facebook-page-taken-down

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  13. rikyrah says:

    comment from Monie at POU:

    MonieTalks

    Morning POU!

    2012 has been a revealing year on so many fronts. But I have to say that my biggest problem with the misplaced anger at PBO over this latest tragedy is that so many of these people are clueless

    Let’s be honest, in this country, being a person of color with guns and tied to violence is a built in negative. No question. If you fit that description, you’re a nemesis. If a NRA poster was made of all white men and women with a country background raising guns in air, it would be received positively by a large swath of American..it represents tradition, freedom, American ideals. Now place Black and Latino men and women on that photo, with a more urban background and observers would cringe.

    Remember how moose shooting, gun toting Sarah Palin was touted as this down to earth, folksy American woman who revived John McCain’s campaign….so many women (read: white Middle America) could relate to her love of God and guns. According to media, PBO had made a grave mistake by making the “cling to guns and religion” remark….fellow Democratic candidate Hillary was busy pushing that comment hoping it would hurt the President while Chris Matthews says comments like that made him so “different” from mainstream America.

    As I speak now, Chris Hayes has a segment entitled “Obama and Guns.” Why Obama and guns?…..does PBO own any? How about white people and guns? Nancy Lanza, an affluent woman described as a decent, socially active woman, owned a large amount of guns ranging from glocks to assault rifles. She took her children to gun ranges from and early age. The media reports this without skipping a beat. Yet if Sheniqua from Chicago took her 2 sons to the range early on, she would have been accused of creating future menaces to society. How dare she instill such violence in young Black men….couple that with rap music and the urban lifestyle and we have our newest thug recruits.

    You see, Trayvon Martin can be pursued and then murdered by another citizen who has his legal right to own a gun….yet if one picture is uncovered with Trayvon pretended to make guns with this fingers…then, well, maybe Trayvon did have some violent tendencies because he once took a picture in which he wore a grimace on his face and you just can’t do that and not be a thug and Black…… and well, maybe Trayvon did pose a perceived threat to George Zimmerman even though he was not armed nor never had a recorded history of gun possession or obsession.

    All these usual whiny (white) progressives, who will use any occasion to accuse the President of being a coward (and this one no different) needs to go no further than their own family and extended friends to examine this white obsession with GUNS and power (as evidenced by Krystal Ball’s meltdown on Friday). If anyone is a coward, it is the many who took to twitter to disparage PBO, but will not look at their grandfather of uncle or the white paranoia. Time and time again, we hear that Black/Latino leaders need to rally and clean up and fix the poor, crime stricken communities (as if we are an insular part of America), since apparently it is not the duty of white politicians as they don’t live in the “hood.”

    Well today, I demand of the White politicians and citizens, it is time to fix your mass murderer epidemic. If PBO is a coward, then what does that make all of you as White people continuing to breed and create mass murderers in our society. More white people in this past election voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney and politicians who have a love affair with gun behemoths like the NRA. Yep, plenty of people went to the polls hoping to elect someone that would cut social programs that feed the poor and elderly, help the least among us….and were fine with that as long as the sanctity of the Second Amendment was maintained. So instead of mocking the President’s tears, white folks have a real discussion about what is going on in you minds. Talk about the land of the free and brave….and mass shootings. PBO already admitted what you cling to….now admit that you do.

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    • rikyrah says:

      A brilliant response to Monie:

      ds

      You and Monie Talks are sooooo on point. And I think there is a deeper psychological aspect at play here.

      White people believe that they are better than people of color in America. They cling to their white supremacy (the Confederate belief that white men should dominate black men because God intended it that way) and guns (the terrorists activities of the KKK that northern whites condoned) is at the heart of their white culture.

      The politics of this country on built on it and the presence of PBO cracks their foundation. His daily competence in possibility the most difficult job in the world, chips at that big lie everyday. Plus he has the balls to put other people of color in key positions that are handling their business. And to make matters worse for them he doesn’t go out of his way to make them feel good about themselves. This is not business as usual. Literally, as a group, they have gone crazy. PBO calls it a “fever”.

      It takes a tremendous amount of energy to hold the lie of the “great white father” together and a tremendous amount of energy to reject the lie (hence sincere allies). The MSM (dominated by white people) does not have the desire to look at this, if they did, they would have to re-evaluate. And come to believe that maybe, just maybe there is a double standard, white privilege does exist and most importantly if they didn’t have their guns to protect their status they might not be all that.

      They are avoiding pain.

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      • rikyrah says:

        ANOTHER ONE FROM MONIE:

        MonieTalks

        The media is going out of their way to not have a discussion about Nancy Lanza’s extensive gun collection and hobby, in fear of alienating all the good ol gun enthusiasts across the country.

        No one wants to talk about how taking a 5-year old to the gun range can impact and possibly plant the seed of a mass murderer..and it is not only about a person with a mental illness. but let’s have a REAL talk about people taking ANY person to a gun range in kindergarten, as has been reported as in this family.

        Even with all the guns Nancy Lanza already had, Adam Lanza wanted to buy more. You only have two hands, but his troubled man, bred and raised on shooting rounds wanted MORE guns and ammunition. He had a desire to purchase his won weapon or carnage, that’s how ingrained it was in him. I have no time for anyone calling this President a coward when America does not want to look in the mirror.

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    • Ametia says:

      Spot on, Monie. Been sayin;GUN CULTURE IN AMERICA=WHITE FOLKS PROBLEM!

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  14. BREAKING on MTP: Dianne Feinstein says she will intro Assault Weapons ban on first day of the new Congress.

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  15. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. :-)

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