Monday Open Thread

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30 Responses to Monday Open Thread

  1. Vettte says:

    Y’all still up chatting?

  2. Ametia says:


  3. This has gone way too far….

    Glenn Beck is the White Malcolm X

    Glenn Beck’s weekend speech was reminiscent of the radical 1960s black separatist leader: Both terrify mainstream liberals and shed politics for a message of spiritual uplift.

    As hundreds of thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. for Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally, one couldn’t help but notice a powerful nostalgia for an America that is slipping away. In her remarks to the crowd, Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and conservative folk hero, said, “we must not fundamentally transform America, as some would want,” a not-so-veiled reference to President Obama and his allies. Instead, “we must restore America and restore her honor,” a message that resonated with a crowd that by all accounts was overwhelmingly white and Christian, with large numbers hailing from rural areas and small towns. Palin, like Beck, was talking about a spiritual restoration, a return to time-tested virtues that had been celebrated by the more homogeneous America of the past, in which non-traditional families were stigmatized and relatively rare, church attendance was far more common, and the dominance of Anglo-Protestant culture was unquestioned.

    One gets the impression that Beck, like Malcolm X and many others before him, intends to lead a spiritual revival, if not a Great Awakening.


    • Ametia says:

      That dude Salam is another right, white-wing tool for the REthugs. Notice how the media is showcasing all the Brown folks, and othe POC to cover for thes racist bigots. The pay must be gianormous, for these folks to sell their souls to the devil.

  4. Rick Sanchez Calls Obama ‘Cotton Picking President,’ Apologizes (VIDEO)

    Rick Sanchez referred to Barack Obama as the “cotton picking president” on CNN Monday.

    Sanchez made the comment in a discussion with CNN correspondent Jessica Yellin on “Rick’s List” about the many falsehoods that have been spread about Obama, such as the claim that he is a Muslim or that he is not a citizen of the United States. His voice rising in frustration, Sanchez asked Yellin why people continued to believe the false rumors:

    “He is the cotton picking president of the United States! If the president of the United States doesn’t have enough of a bully pulpit to convince people that…a lie is a lie…what the hell is going on here?”
    After a commercial break, Sanchez immediately apologized. He said that soon after he had used the phrase, people had started contacting him on Twitter, pointing out that he had just used it when referring to a black man — an insensitive reference, given the phrase’s connections to slavery.

    “You know I didn’t even realize it?” he said. “I was just saying ‘cotton picking’ because it’s a term that I’ve used because I grew up in the South…however, I apologize for using it, in case it was taken by anyone as an act of disrespect.”


    • Ametia says:

      See how ingrained this ish is. Rick Sanchez is Cuban isn’t he?

      • Ametia says:

        the media and that includes the blogosphere have been given their orders to push this mad CaC as the second coming of Christ. Anyone who knows anything about Malcolm X knows this is yet another desperate stunt of whitey’s to mimic Black’s struggles for Civil Rights.

        Those 10 of thousands of white Americans who came to Washington are looking for a savior because they are fearful of becoming America’s minority. (minus the buck-dancin’ coons and slave-catching gospel choir and Alveeta King)

      • This is as pathetic as it comes. A fk ass clown who has race baited every day since President Obama was sworn into office & now Beck is the second coming of Christ?

        ***Sigh*** ….Hold on while I break something…

  5. Ametia says:

    Good evening,

    Tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. EDT, I will address the nation from the Oval Office about the end of the war in Iraq.
    We are at a truly historic moment in our nation’s history. After more than seven years, our combat mission in Iraq will end tomorrow.
    As both a candidate and President, I promised to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end. Now, we are taking an important step forward in delivering on that promise. Since I took office, we’ve brought nearly 100,000 U.S. troops home from Iraq, millions of pieces of equipment have been removed, and hundreds of bases have been closed or transferred to Iraqi Security Forces.
    Our combat mission in Iraq is ending, but our commitment to an Iraq that is sovereign, stable and self-reliant continues. As our mission in Iraq changes, 50,000 U.S. troops will remain in Iraq to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces as they assume full responsibility for the security of their country on September 1. We will forge a strong partnership with an Iraq that still faces enduring challenges.
    For nearly a decade, we have been a nation at war. The war in Iraq has at times divided us. But one thing I think all Americans can agree on is that our brave men and women in uniform are truly America’s finest. They have put their lives on the line and endured long separations from their family and loved ones.
    All Americans owe our troops, veterans and military families a debt of gratitude for their outstanding service to our nation. Over the past few days, thousands of Americans have taken part in our Saluting Service in Iraq effort on, sending their messages of thanks and support to our troops.
    Take a minute right now to see what your fellow Americans have to say and add a message of your own:

    Supporting our troops and military families is the responsibility of all Americans. My Administration is doing everything in its power to ensure that our troops, veterans and their families have the support they need as they serve, and the care and opportunities they need to realize their dreams when they return home.
    I hope you will join me in welcoming our troops home and showing your gratitude for their heroic service.

    President Barack Obama

    • Amen & Thank You, Jesus!

    • Ametia says:

      The more I listen to the President, the crazier the land rightwingnutia becomes. Sanity in the land of the insane.

      • The wingnuts get more whacky everyday. Check this out..

        Anti-Muslim, Anti-Gay ‘9/11 Christians’ Plan Church Near Ground Zero

        So, what if, in addition to the Park51 interfaith cultural center and basketball courts that are not at Ground Zero, we had a bigoted kook-church for people who believe Islam is a “religion of ‘hate and death'” that’s also not at Ground Zero? Then, everything would be even-Steven, right? Well, good news, then, from the Salon War Room:

        A bigoted pastor who has assailed gays and Muslims is launching the “9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero” a mere two blocks from the World Trade Center site this Sunday but so far the project hasn’t drawn a peep of protest from those who are outraged by the “ground zero mosque.”

        Pastor Bill Keller of Florida said today he will begin preaching this Sunday at the Marriott at 85 West Street (see proximity to ground zero here). A weekly service is planned at the hotel until the $8 million 9/11 Christian Center finds a permanent space. (Fundraising is going well, Keller told Salon today.)

        He is no Christian. God is love. This man is filled with hate. The scripture warns…..

        You shall know them by their fruit.

  6. Alvin Greene Mocks White House Staff As ‘Harvard Rich Kids’

    Alvin Greene, South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate, may seem to defy many classic stereotypes of aspiring politicians, but when it comes to confidence — a must for most political contenders — a new op-ed written by Greene in The Guardian shows that the enigmatic unemployed Senate hopeful has no shortage.

    “I’ll save your house. I’ll save your job,” Greene loftily promises in the editorial. “I’m unemployed, and, if elected, I can teach the Harvard rich kids in the White House and the senate a thing or two.”

    Ni**a please!

  7. Ametia says:

    October 2010 Issue
    The 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll
    69% of Americans don’t want Palin as POTUS. (NSS) Noshitsherlock

    Americans don’t know who Emily Post was, but they know their social security number. Oh, for a world in which the reverse were true!

    It’s probably the height of bad manners even to mention this, but two-thirds of Americans don’t have any idea who Emily Post was. Could that explain our inconsistent approach to etiquette? Because, on the one hand, it seems that the vast majority of us are behaving appropriately on the job—judging from the fact that 82 percent of those responding have never experienced sexual harassment. On the other hand, the revelations of Mel Gibson’s recorded rants and alleged abuse—markedly bad manners, we’ll venture, even without consulting Emily Post—have apparently not made us less likely to see future Mel Gibson movies. (But maybe there’s a rational explanation: that 76 percent say the Gibson allegations would have “no effect” on their filmgoing could be interpreted as meaning they never had any intention of seeing another Mel Gibson movie.) Meanwhile, Americans seem to have grown less tolerant of the words “like” and “awesome,” though the words certainly would have raised the tone of those Mel Gibson tapes.

    If Gibson’s professional credibility is remarkably unwobbly, then he has something in common with ghosts and U.F.O.’s, which a third of Americans say are likely to exist—many times the number who believe in earthbound curiosities such as vampires and Bigfoot. Speaking of Sasquatch and the Far North, there’s not much belief in Sarah Palin either: no one denies that she exists, but fewer than half of

  8. Ametia says:

    Rememberances of Lives Past
    Published: August 27, 2010

    IN one of his past lives, Dr. Paul DeBell believes, he was a caveman. The gray-haired Cornell-trained psychiatrist has a gentle, serious manner, and his appearance, together with the generic shrink décor of his office — leather couch, granite-topped coffee table — makes this pronouncement seem particularly jarring.
    In that earlier incarnation, “I was going along, going along, going along, and I got eaten,” said Dr. DeBell, who has a private practice on the Upper East Side where he specializes in hypnotizing those hoping to retrieve memories of past lives. Dr. DeBell likes to reflect on how previous lives can alter one’s sense of self. He, for example, is more than a psychiatrist in 21st-century Manhattan; he believes he is an eternal soul who also inhabited the body of a Tibetan monk and a conscientious German who refused to betray his Jewish neighbors in the Holocaust.

    Belief in reincarnation, he said, “allows you to experience history as yours. It gives you a different sense of what it means to be human.”

  9. Ametia says:

    Brewer condemns report to UN mentioning Ariz. law
    By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press Writer Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press Writer – Fri Aug 27, 10:57 pm ET
    PHOENIX – Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer demanded Friday that a reference to the state’s controversial immigration law be removed from a State Department report to the United Nations’ human rights commissioner.

    The U.S. included its legal challenge to the law on a list of ways the federal government is protecting human rights.

    In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brewer says it is “downright offensive” that a state law would be included in the report, which was drafted as part of a UN review of human rights in all member nations every four years.

    “The idea of our own American government submitting the duly enacted laws of a state of the United States to ‘review’ by the United Nations is internationalism run amok and unconstitutional,” Brewer wrote.

  10. Taliban Operative: We Are Using Protests Against Park 51 To Get ‘More Recruits, Donations, and Popular Support’

    For months, conservatives have led a hateful campaign against the proposed Park 51 Islamic community center that is going to be built two blocks away from Ground Zero in New York City. High-ranking Republicans have spearheaded this campaign, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich even going as far as to claim that Park 51 will act as a launching pad for the introduction of “Sharia law” to America.

    Now, Newsweek reveals the most concrete evidence yet that this campaign is serving to bolster support for Islamic radicalism abroad. In an interview with the magazine, a Taliban operative going by the name Zabihullah said that, by “preventing this mosque from being built, America is doing us a big favor.” He goes on to explain that the anti-mosque campaign is providing the Taliban with “with more recruits, donations, and popular support.” Another Taliban official expects that the anti-mosque campaign will provoke a “new wave of terrorist trainees from the West,” similar to suspected Times Square car bomber Faisal Shahzad. Zabihullah concludes, the “more mosques you stop, the more jihadis we will get”:

  11. Ametia says:

    POTUS to rightwing noise machinations: “I aint studying bout’ no rumors, I’m out here TCB.”
    Obama says not worried by Muslim “rumors”
    (Reuters) – A public opinion poll showing Americans are increasingly convinced, wrongly, that he is Muslim does not trouble him, President Barack Obama said on Sunday.

    “It’s not something that I can, I think, spend all my time worrying about it,” Obama said in an interview with NBC News, dismissing the results of a recent Pew Research Center.

    “I’m not going to be worrying too much about whatever rumors are floating out there. If I spend all my time chasing after that, then I wouldn’t get much done.”

    Brian Williams followed the same lame ass script of Fox and the other sensationist noise organizations. Beck & Muslims. Pushing the same old junk. Shameful, how the American media has fallen into the gutter of slime.

  12. Ground Zero’s Slave Graves

    Before the mosque debate, there were the Ground Zero Slave Graves. Jen Phillips over at Mother Jones adds some historical perspective:

    The outrage about the “ground zero mosque” has turned very ugly, as this video of this recent protest shows. People are calling Mohammed a pig. A New York City cab driver was stabbed today after his passenger asked him if he was Muslim. But I find the righteous outrage of those contending the former World Trade Center site is “hallowed ground” amusing, because they have no idea just how right they are. Before the World Trade Center was even designed (with Islamic architectural elements, incidentally), the ground was indeed sacrosanct: The bones of some 20,000 African slaves are buried 25 feet below Lower Manhattan. As at least 10 percent of West African slaves in America were Muslims, it’s not out of bounds to extrapolate that ground zero itself was built on the bones of at least a few Muslim slaves. That is to say, hallowed Muslim ground.

    For some time, activists, historians, and city officials have been working together to excavate and preserve the bones of the slaves buried under present-day lower Manhattan. A recent excavation of a 14,000 square foot section of the six-acre burial ground found that 92 percent of the 419 skeletons were of African descent, and 40 percent were children under 12. The bones of the 419 slaves were eventually reinterred.

  13. Glenn Beck Regrets Calling Obama Racist: ‘I Have A Big, Fat Mouth’ (VIDEO)
    Wallace: “Do you regret having called [Obama] a racist and saying he had a deep seated hatred for white people?”

    Beck: “Of course I do. I don’t want to retract the, um … I want to amend that I think it is much more of a theological question, that he is a guy who understands the world through liberation theology, which is oppressor-and-victim. ‘Racist,’ first of all, it shouldn’t have been said. It was poorly said. I have a big fat mouth sometimes and I say things. That’s just not the way people should behave. And it was not accurate. It is liberation theology that has shaped his world view.”

  14. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everybody. Happy Mun-dane!

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