Mar. 11th, 2008
07:57 pm - History Lesson
– After the Civil War, 23 blacks (13 of them ex-slaves) were elected to Congress, all as Republicans.
– In 1850 Democrats passed the Fugitive Slave Law.
– That Democrats in 1854 passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act that overturned the Missouri Compromise and allowed for the importation of slaves into the territories.
– Disgusted with the passage of this Act, free-soilers and anti-slavery members of the Whig and Democrat parties founded the Republican Party, not just to stop the spread of slavery, but to eventually abolish it.
– That on July 4, 1867 in Houston, 150 blacks and 20 whites formed not the Black Texas Republican Party, but the Texas Republican Party.
– Blacks across Southern states also founded the Republican parties in their states.
– Republican President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War.
– In 1865, the 13th Amendment emancipating the slaves was passed with 100 percent of Republicans voting for it and only 23 percent of Democrats voting for it.
– The 14th Amendment was passed giving the newly emancipated blacks full civil rights and federal guarantee of those rights, superseding any state laws. Every single voting Republican voted for the Amendment, while no Democrat voted for it.
– Congress passed the 15th Amendment in 1870, guaranteeing blacks the right to vote. Every single Republican voted for it, with every Democrat voting against it.
– During 1872 congressional investigations, Democrats admitted beginning the Ku Klux Klan as an effort to stop the spread of the Republican Party and to re-establish Democratic control in Southern states. Blacks, who were all Republican at that time, were the primary targets of violence.
– Between 1870 and 1875, the Republican Congress passed many pro-black civil rights laws. But in 1876, Democrats took control of the House, and no further race-based civil rights laws passed until 1957. In 1892, Democrats gained control of the House, the Senate and the White House, and repealed all the Republican-passed civil rights laws. That enabled the Southern Democrats to pass the Jim Crow laws, poll taxes, literacy tests, and so on in their individual states.
– The first black Democrat was not elected to Congress until 1935, from the state of Illinois.
– The first black congressional Democrat from a Southern state was not elected until 1973.
– Only 64 percent of Democrats in Congress voted for the 1964 Civil Rights Act, while 80 percent of Republicans voted for the Act.
Cribbed from Bob Parks http://outsidethewire.mensnewsdaily.c
Mar. 10th, 2008
04:10 pm - That's it!
This is from today's Brenda Starr
Mainstreaming has gone far enough! (But I did rip a new icon out of it).
Feb. 28th, 2008
Feb. 9th, 2008
06:57 am - LEADERSHIP
Feb. 7th, 2008
05:04 pm - Tough choices
It looks like November is going to come down to McCain and Obama, and all I have to say is it's a good thing they are different colors because there doesn't seem to be any other way to tell them apart. Do I want a White Moderate Socialist or a Black Moderate Socialist...?
The only thing would be if Obama takes Clinton as a running mate-- I do not want that woman a heartbeat away from the presidency. We might end up with the first President in US history to fall down an elevator shaft...
Feb. 6th, 2008
Jan. 21st, 2008
I've said it for years: "Selling out" is the charge leveled by unsuccessful artists on artists who are successful. I may be dating myself by even using the phrase, actually. Is it even considered a valid criticism these days?
Jan. 6th, 2008
11:07 am - The candidate quiz.
Ganked from a bunch of folks.
77% Mitt Romney
76% Tom Tancredo
73% Fred Thompson
72% John McCain
65% Rudy Giuliani
61% Mike Huckabee
55% Ron Paul
42% Chris Dodd
42% Hillary Clinton
40% Bill Richardson
39% John Edwards
37% Joe Biden
35% Barack Obama
30% Mike Gravel
23% Dennis Kucinich
2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz
Jan. 3rd, 2008
05:53 am - I always wondered about that...
Dec. 24th, 2007
03:40 am - Put on your rain gear, Mr. Smith
Because you have just walked into a major shit-storm.
Now to begin with, we can look at the actual quote. You will notice that Will Smith is not saying that Holocaust was a good thing, he is saying that Adolf Hitler was wrong. Smith is espousing a philosophy that people do what they think is right, and that evil is caused by ignorance and bad reasoning. I think that philosophy is naive, but I can understand it. Personally, I believe that some people really enjoy causing pain and suffering and despair, but they usually rationalize it somehow.
Be that as it may, who is going to actually try to understand what the man really meant? Now, other high profile Black celebrities can get away with endorsing Hitler (Louis Ferrakhan comes to mind), but somehow I doubt that the liberal press is going to rally around Smith. Because, really, he's Black, but he isn't the kind of Black that liberals like. Will Smith is a damned good actor (I just saw I Am Legend, and his performance was spectacular) and I've never heard any hint of scandal about him. He's married, has children, hasn't been busted for drugs that I know of, no history of violence-- damn, he's living his life as if he wasn't the victim of oppression.
Because, really, White liberals really don't care much for Blacks that they can't feel superior to. When you strip away the left's rhetoric about "racial equality", what you are left with is the concept that Black children need extra services and Black businesses need special privileges and Black neighborhoods need more policing-- and why is that? Well, I think it's because liberals think our simple colored cousins are childlike and savage, were born into the jungle and will never progress far out of it.
I don't believe that, and I don't think that Will Smith does either. And for that, I think he's going to get hung out to dry. Because the left hates an uppity darky.