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Community organizing as a career

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Bumper-Stickers-Nashville-TN-Free LI edit

 

pic snapped in TN and sent to http://www.legalinsurrection.com

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http://http://youtu.be/3yPrjK5lgZI

I never considered signing the recent secession petitions. Liberals and the MSM had a big laugh at the rubes who did sign, questioning their maturity and patriotism. Hold on, not so fast there, Jack. For some of us old enough to remember, liberals have often gone around the bend over a big Republican win.  They ignored the MSM 2000 misuse of early results and exit polls to discourage voter turnout in the Florida Panhandle, which is on a later time zone than the rest of the state. They ignored the comprehensive reports of that election,  including the liberal Gore-supporting Associated Press, that admitted Bush had indeed won the election. But liberals really went ga ga over the 2004 Bush-Kerry election. They had some threats of their own, but the MSM didn’t find that quite so silly.

Here, a reminder: http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/11/commentary-democrats-spoke-of-secession-in-2004-after-bush-was-re-elected/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Okay, here’s the Monkees song

http://http://youtu.be/3yPrjK5lgZI

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from http://www.theospark.net

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It’s not working in California. It’s not working in Europe.

But isn’t it swell when people who don’t pay any taxes or very low taxes think the answer to our problems is taxing OTHER people even more than they already pay.

What justifies the runaway spending by the federal government? Why is federal government spending so out of control now?

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Bros B4 Hos Redux

Remember that Obama supporter T-shirt during the 2008  primary? Funny how the MSM didn’t see any War on Women anytime in 2008. No War on Women against Hillary, no War on Women against Sarah. If I were a cynic, I might think the MSM covered for the Obama Dems back then and invented one this year against the Republicans.

Now that Jesse Jackson Jr has resigned his US Rep seat, the special election to choose his successor is gaining national attention. Here, several black leaders worry that the field of multiple black men will split the vote and allow a white woman to win the seat. http://sweetness-light.com/archive/blacks-worry-about-losing-jackson-jrs-seat

The white woman isn’t a Republican, but a long-serving Democrat. That isn’t good enough for some people. Here, quotes from the Politico article in bold, with commentary by Steve Gilbert at Sweetness & Light in italics:

With a host of black candidates announcing their intention to seek the seat, the concern is that they could split the African-American vote and provide a plurality to a white contender. The worries escalated this week after former Rep. Debbie Halvorson, a white Democrat and veteran of suburban Chicago politics, threw her hat into the ring.

So once again Democrats are waging war on a woman candidate.

Losing Jackson’s seat would be a blow to the black establishment. Chicago, long a center of black cultural and political power — it’s the home of the nation’s first black president, Barack Obama, and the first 20th-century black member of Congress, Oscar De Priest — would see its delegation in the Congressional Black Caucus diminish from three seats to two. And there’s Jackson’s background as the son of iconic civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson…

It might also mean that the money spigot gets dialed back, albeit just a little. (But apparently, once you go black you can never go back.)

“There’s a great deal of concern that Debbie Halvorson would win because the black vote would be split 18 ways,” said Delmarie Cobb, a longtime Democratic political consultant in Chicago who formerly worked for Jackson Jr.

“The battle we have is that we can’t afford to lose a black voice in Congress,” she added. “It would be a terrible loss in many ways.” …

Besides, Ms. Cobb might have to get an honest job.

Some black officials have met Halvorson’s entry into the race with outright hostility. Kwame Raoul, a Democratic state senator who has been vocal about his concern that a white candidate could win the seat, said the former congresswoman is exploiting an opportunity she saw in the emerging crowded field of black candidates.

“I don’t think she would be able to get a majority if she were running against just one of these candidates,” Raoul said in an interview…

Why? Based on identity politics, there are surely more women than blacks in the district. Or does being black trump being a woman?

Just in time for the upcoming January holiday, it looks as though we can ignore the words of Martin Luther King, Jr about judging a person by character and not by the color of skin, huh?

 

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Shake my Mother’s hand for me

The mother of my daughter’s best childhood friend died last week. The mother was my age. Although I feel old sometimes, this is too young to die of cancer or anything else. Growing up in rural Eastern Kentucky, I listened to numerous traditional gospel songs that most would find maudlin. No doubt they are but they are a part of my heritage. Besides, losing a much-loved mother changes your life forever and merits maudlin songs.

I grew up listening to this song and this group, Johnnie and Jack. Most versions of the song sound similar to this.

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