“Not up to US to get rid of Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
That's sole responsibility of Iraqi people who have to decide whether to impeach, force resignation and choose another Prime Minister.
Keep in mind Iraq was a Islamic/Muslim government under Saddam Hussein that was purposely converted into a democratic government based on our US government after the illegal US invasion by the Bush administration and has the same political governance as the United States.
Not America's job to go to Iraq because the underlying instability of Iraq has resurfaced (ISIS) trying to "big brother" force dictate terms/conditions of prime minister replacement because Maliki was democratically chosen by the Iraqi people.
Iraq is a "American" democracy, no longer a dictatorship.
President Obama is right to take a managed "wait and see" approach both politically/militarily because (1) there are no "best" solutions (2) Iraq people wanted US out of Iraq, they signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SoF) with Bush getting all combat troops out of Iraq by 2011 (3) NO US combat troops going back to Iraq cleaning up this mess started by Bush.
Obama wanted to stay longer, Iraq government refused his request because they had prior agreement with Bush wanting and Obama obliged their original agreement.
Now Republicans all over TV crying foul ("Obama's fault, do something!!!) knowing spotlight is back on them dredging up the past, all their lies/ineptitude causing this disaster and they can't run and hide.
“Bring crafty and changing the word "slave" to "servant" in American history text books, teachers who gives their very own personal skewed opinions about slavery to their class rather than teaching actual history about slavery and now suspending teachers who are being responsible but punished for teaching "inappropriate" about Whites in black face during Jim Crow because it's disturbing to young White and Black America.
Also "pointing the finger" at racist Whites (KKK, Aryan Nation) while calling themselves "non racist" Whites out in public while being friends, married to, children, associated with while being supportive of those very racist Whites they purposely point the finger at.
And if this teacher loses his job, this will reflect negatively on his teaching record while seeking other teaching opportunities.
This is one of the main reasons why Whites in America live in fear/stay in deep trouble with racism and lose their jobs and careers ASAP regardless of wealth and status with the latest example being billionaire/former NBA team owner Donald Sterling who lost his NBA team (LA Clippers) via forced sale and banned for life because Whites still refuse to face the realities of their manufactured racism they continue to support past and present while still trying in this case of blackface, to alter and hide actual American history.
They really think if they just keep avoiding/denying it to themselves/others, continue to lie and not be totally honest, that one day it will just vanish.
May 30, 2014 at 10:29:20
“Here is the misconception about body shapes.
You do not have to be born and look genetically small in size to be in excellent shape as is the case of tennis player Taylor Townsend the same as Serena Williams who was deemed too big to be a tennis player despite her muscular physique.
Are so called small people naturally healthier than big people? No.
So small people carry less body fat to muscle than big people? No.
Many small people are "skinny fat" carrying more fat than muscle who aren't healthy, out of shape and just the opposite of big people who are healthy with more/larger muscular mass....Less body fat in certain spots and more fat in certain spots.
Bone structure and size is the same in every human being regardless of their muscular size.
If small people were naturally more healthy than big people, then why do they have medical issues, get sick with the same diseases and die at the very same rate as big people?
If you're small, not living a healthy lifestyle thinking you're OK because you can eat/drink anything and wear anything that fits perfectly while you criticize the big person who has to watch what they eat, have issues with buying clothes who works out regularly and living a healthy lifestyle, then the real shaming is on you small person (skinny shaming because your unhealthy) and you will not out live that big person.”
“Give me some sterling examples of the positive command and leadership by President George W. Bush with 8 years in office.”
Chyenne Mollohan on May 28, 2014 at 13:43:35
“Let's see...2 wars, check. 6,805 American Soldiers killed, check. 32000 American soldiers wounded, an estimated 100k that will show some kind of trauma, check. Recession, check. 7.9% Unemployment in 2008, check.
Freedom for Iraq, not so much. The insurgency continues. Freedom for Afghanistan, same as Iraq. As soon as we leave, the Taliban will just come back.
May 28, 2014 at 10:46:24
“One of the select few and world's greatest icons has passed who inspired millions of all races, creeds and culture with her exceptional life, talent, common sense and wisdom will continue to fuel and motivate the dreams of many for generations.
Maya Angelou served her purpose here on earth exceptionally with beauty and elegance.
“US soccer head coach Jurgen Klinsmann made his final decision to field the best team to play the world's best competition that's really tough and people really need to respect that.
He decided based on current and not past performances, didn't play favorites and wasn't swayed at all by all the critics who thinks he's crazy for not selecting Donovan and/or him being American's most popular soccer player.
If Donovan has proven himself at team tryouts, he would have been selected.
He didn't so he was not chosen.
The US either wins the World Cup or is eliminated and if eliminated, no saying "what if" .”
May 26, 2014 at 08:50:53
“Quote: "the movie is going to be very Denzel Washington. The actor plays a man with "possible military training," who takes on the Russian mob because of an innocent girl he barely knows.
So Denzel Washington is going to be "very Denzel Washington" when he only plays the role once again in a violence themed movie of the "comfortable, non threatening Black man; putting his life on the line, assisting, helping, advising or saving the life of a weak, misguided or needy White female (huge majority of you) by any means necessary despite his very own personal safety the same as "Man on Fire" or "The Pelican Brief" but when he plays the leading role as a Black man in movies like Malcolm X, Hurricane, "Cry Freedom" "Mo' Better Blues or "The Great Debaters" he's not being Denzel Washington.
How subservient and how very Uncle Remus and Shirley Temple of him.
You not loving Denzel the actor for his excellent acting, you're loving him more for what that excellent actor portrays and represents to White people.
Read between the lines.
kennethketchum on Jun 24, 2014 at 00:19:20
“TO ME, denzel holding a gun IS boring. but only his acting saved me in MAN ON FIRe which represent a man who have found himself reborn with skills to use for a new purpose. Only black men can portray that role because we have all had to use our skills in this white world for services subordinate to the eurocentric culture.”
FEARtheTWITCH on May 28, 2014 at 21:35:57
“dude, you need a hug”
george martini on May 28, 2014 at 20:29:01
Polar Shift on May 28, 2014 at 18:33:04
“You may be right about some folks, but not all of us. I have seen all his films, and know talent when I see it.”
unebaiser on May 27, 2014 at 18:35:45
“Nonsense. If they cast a black woman as weak, needy, or misguided, would you then be content? Enjoy the show.”
catboycolo on May 27, 2014 at 13:15:37
“You understand that he chooses each and every project he decides to work on. Without hearing from him, all your points are moot.”
Awesome Jr on May 27, 2014 at 08:47:06
“You took the words right out of my mouth. Denzel is one of Americas finest actors but I'm sick of this same theme. Not to mention, more anti Russian propaganda. Hollywood is a monolithic mind-control machine and it bores me.”
“The NBA only needs 3/4 (22 out of 31) vote to oust Sterling and his wife but if they get less than 100% (31 out of 31), it makes the situation even worse because one or more billionaire owners agree with retaining Sterling that will only dig deeper into the claim that there are more racist billionaire NBA owners. That will have a more negative impact on the league and the players.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban even without really admitting it, has already placed himself in a bit compromising position by indirectly supporting Sterling before the vote by alluding that Sterling (who he considers a bigot and not a racist) should be given a break knowing that it could have very easily been him or any of the other NBA owners on the chopping block.
You're right. The NBA wants the name Sterling removed from their organization but that can make him sell simply by their majority vote to force a sale and if Donald Sterling or wife Shelly chooses, both can tie this up in court for years and that's not good for the NBA because it will expose much about the NBA by the former oldest tenured owner in the league who knows exactly where all the skeletons are buried and that can become a public relations media and business nightmare who can drag down the NBA.
NBA rejected Sterling's offer and I expect that he won't just surrender and go away.”
“The Sterlings are trying to take control by offering the NBA a chance to get the sale in motion under their terms before owners vote on June 3d that officially ousts primary owner Donald Sterling, terminates all LA Clippers minority investors including now majority owner Shelly Sterling that will probably end up in court if the NBA doesn't accept the Sterling's "let's all save face" before the vote, up for sale demands.
All the Sterlings have to do is put up a "LA Clippers for sale" sign before June 3d.
Shelly Sterling stated previously she going to fight to keep the team as owner but not as a hands on, day to day operations owner.
If the Sterlings go this route. then it's no harm, no foul, will sell and go away peacefully but if NBA plays hardball, rejects this offer, goes ahead with owner's majority vote officially ousting Donald Sterling forcing a sale, more than likely, it's on to court.
With that vote, NBA isn't out of the woods because Commissioner Silver still has to get 100% (31 out of 31) because anything less than 100% means even more trouble for the league.
Take the Sterlings deal, NBA will look like they blinked and caved to the Sterlings.
Stay on course and finalize the vote, it's the NBA verses Shelly Sterling.
Either way, Sterlings ends up with billions selling the Clippers but it will be less painful and less costly for both out of court.”
PoliJunkieme on May 24, 2014 at 14:40:46
“The vote will ensue on June 3rd, based on the bylaws in the NBA constitution all that's needed is a 3/4 favorable vote to FORCE a sell of the team. The NBA constitution is online for all to read. Sterling signed what is called a binding arbitration he nor his wife have legal legs to stand on. The NBA wants the name Sterling removed from their organization. There are ENOUGH billionaire owners who will vote against the Sterlings. BTW, most reputable law firms in Los Angeles and San Francisco have turned the Sterlings down, they don't want to be associated with them either, apparently.”
“Putin only stepped in because he knew that his political ally and close personal friend good Syrian President Assad was going to be possibly killed by US military naval Cruise Missiles if he didn't turn over those chemical stockpiles.
Obama allowed and used the presence of Putin as his point person to convince his friend Assad to give up his chemical stock plies knowing that those Cruise Missile were ready to fire and arr still aimed in Assad's direction if Assad even at this late date. screws this up.
Just because the story is an old one, don't try and now change the facts of why Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu now says President Obama is right (knew it all along) with his foreign policy.”
May 21, 2014 at 18:11:36
“Don Lemon, a gay African American who isn't a direct threat and playing the "back and forth" middle that make him a safe choice and comfortable for White viewers as opposed to Roland Martin and other Black pundits CNN hired and then released (no contract renewal) because they were too Black, too aggressive, too threatening for both White conservatives liberals who complained that has allowed Lemon to cash in because he's the only Black face left on CNN besides Fredericka Whitfield who is even more non threatening and vanilla than Lemon who is the out of sight, out of mind, non prime time "fluff news" cast away on Saturdays.
It's all about the ratings and the fear CNN has of it's White viewers.”
JonahGalt on May 22, 2014 at 09:25:16
“Is it the same Roland Martin who advocated violence against gays?
Is it the same Roland Martin who made more than one anti-Semitic statement?
Or you are talking about another Roland Martin?”
“Quote: "Article 13 (d) bars owners from violating contractual obligations, including the obligation that owners no engage in unethical conduct or take positions adverse to the NBA.
He will pay up because he signed a conduct clause agreeing to all the by-laws of that private organization (NBA) that he chose/approved to be apart of and it doesn't matter what he said or did in public or private because the agreement he signed covers both.
Donald Sterling knew that, he stupidly violated it (set up by his mistress or not) and this "it's about principle" 2.5 million dollar mere pittance for Sterling isn't going to change anything regarding the NBA voting forcing him out because the NBA knows the entire league is at stake long term and not just about the Clippers.
Every Clippers players, all coaches have very same conduct clause they signed approved by both Sterling and NBA.
You sign a conduct clause (employment contract) but hardly anyone realizes or reads the many pages of legal employment clauses because it's so time consuming.
And when you violate that conduct clause, you can complain all you want (go to court) but your signature in agreement permits the employer to fine you and/or terminate your services.
NBA can't make him sell the Clippers (only agree to force him out of the league by majority owner vote) but he will pay that 2.5 million dollar fine.”
CWWSMITH on May 16, 2014 at 10:35:56
“There is a separate clause for "statements" made, as opposed to "conduct".
Article 35A(c), reads: Any person who gives, makes, issues, authorizes or endorses any statement having, or designed to have, an effect prejudicial or detrimental to the best interests of basketball or of the Association or of a Member or its Team, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $1,000,000 to be imposed by the Commissioner.
His lawyers could argue that he should get the penalty for a statement, not conduct.”
“Newsflash: Everyone doesn't know everyone that's famous (and don't care) so why would it be important for Donald Sterling to know Anderson Cooper or the fact he's gay because it's not really important at all.”
TheHandyman on May 14, 2014 at 01:32:11
“So which is it? The woods or with Sterling? Your response is no smarter than the original.”
“Why would Donald Sterling know that Anderson Cooper is gay?
Why would he actually need to know that?
It's a man talking to another man about being in a relationship with a woman.
That's normal everyday man talk.”
Kourosh Behzadi on May 14, 2014 at 18:40:06
“That comment is indeed very true. Its like all MUST know that "holy" Anderson Cooper is gay! Unfortunately most people have prejudices and racist attitudes but they hide it when outside. Serling got caught due to a trap and is consequently suffering because he is very rich and owns an NBA basketball team.”
A Denise Moore on May 14, 2014 at 03:04:31
“Ok but just how many of us are going on Anderson Cooper to discuss their recent social scandal? So this isn't and "everyday man talk", this was Sterling's attempt to apologize but he couldn't resist letting the world know what he thinks about us.
There is so much to learn from this Donald Sterling moment in American history.”
TheHandyman on May 13, 2014 at 19:29:35
“You are absolutely correct. Both you and Sterling don't live in the real world where Coopers gayness has been known by pretty much everyone with a TV for years now. You must either live in the woods or with Sterling.”
Truthiness4Me on May 13, 2014 at 19:19:47
“Good lands, that's the goofiest comment I've seen all day. You win!!!!”
aloha lise on May 13, 2014 at 16:05:13
“yeah, right, this was just two normal men talking,
you are delusional”
“HuffPost/YouGov, you have your poll and Kareem Abudl Jabbar has his research polling sources and the difference is that White people you polled more than likely lied to you because Whites lie about racism all the time especially when they feel that telling the truth about their real thoughts on racism reveals who they really are when being asked by an outside source.
Whites people believe in ghosts and also believe in aliens and UFO's and Black people don't.
Also consider that if ghosts or spirits from the grave did actually exist, why are they always depicted as White people AND also consider if ghosts actually existed, then the spirits and ghosts of Black slaves by the millions would be disturbing and haunting White people (especially in the Southern states) every single day, 24 hours a day, day and night, non-stop.
White people, if you actually see a Black slave ghost, then maybe you're on to something.”
“Congrats to Michael Sam for getting drafted by the NFL as the first openly gay player.
Now the uphill battle starts to make the St. Louis Rams as a third string linebacker and special teams player.
Amy Cooper82 on May 10, 2014 at 19:18:09
“Yeah, I'm happy he was drafted, but the bad side is the Rams are very crowded on the dline with new additions in this draft already chosen in this draft including Sam's teammate, Kony Ealy. Coach Fisher likes to have a large rotation of d-linemen, so maybe there will be room for Sam. I don't think he is fast enough to play linebacker in a 4-3.”
Centuries too late because what White racist Donald Sterling said in the comfort and privacy of his own home spewing White racist hate to his mixed race Black/Mexican girlfriend as she recorded him without his knowledge is no different than centuries of actions by White racists against Blacks and other minorities because what "White man" Bill Maher is failing to say but knows that it could have just as easily been him instead of Donald Sterling.
Sterling's racist private inner words/thoughts discriminates against minorities every time he makes a business decision as LA Clippers owner and every time he provides support in the form of charities/events (NAACP) supporting minorities because he's only tolerating certain minorities in his "presence" strictly for financial gain, political and social accepting appearances and nothing more while other minorities not making him money or improving his social/political appearances are not worthy of his time.
"I made you (Black man) a millionaire. I as the one responsible. I gave you a job, I gave you houses, cars, food, clothes etc so how can I be considered a racist?
That's white plantation, slave ownership type thinking in today's society and that's what Bill Maher refuses to accept as a White man because he knows it could have easily been him.
Stop blaming the so-called "quality" of his girlfriend.
ALL Whites only have themselves to blame for Donald Sterling and millions of White racists just like him.”
Tasha Kostolany on May 10, 2014 at 15:28:43
“As a white person, first of all I agree wtih everything you said until the last sentence. It's not "ALL Whites", it is "ALL Humans". Every human processes information at a very primitive level for "in Group", "Out group" Bias, it is up to ALL of us to educate ourselves and stimulate the frontal cortex of our brains and use critical thinking skills to tamp down this evolutionary bias that was built into us to help trigger "Fight or Flight" reaction.
I will grant you and I will agree with you that "Whites" have ourselves to blame -- along with the help of a black Supreme Court Justis, AND the broader culture of all races that we fail to confront this very human -- and primitive reflex of our brains -- in all of us”
The sudden return of Monica Lewinsky, 2 years prior to 2016 general election that's Hillary Clinton's to lose if she runs (indicates Repubs don't have a real challenger for Hillary), won't help your case regarding the planned indirect attack on Hillary via Bill because Lewinsky involvement with Bill Clinton they pray will cast a negative shadow on Hillary with liberals (especially younger voters who don't know much/anything about Lweinsky) and conservatives voters who also may not know and reminding older conservative voter base) by trying to now sully the decades old, totally repaired reputation of Bill Clinton who is more popular now than when he ever was as President.
Stench of total desperation and panic. Won't work because Bill Clinton won't be President and Hillary has proven herself many times over overshadowing the decades old dirty laundry that's Monica Lewinsky.
Hillary was praised by Repubs for being strong as First Lady during the scandal and now they want to make it a negative for votes.
Repubs concentration should be they still don't have enough votes. Have again failed to convince Blacks, Latinos, Asians etc to vote Republican as the older senior conservative base is fast dying off and don't have young White vote or White women vote.
The return of Lewinsky attacking Bill Clinton to get to Hillary can't help with their biggest problem that you have (no votes) yet to solve and won't resolve by 2016.
Sheer panic and desperation.”
seawillow on May 6, 2014 at 15:53:46
“You seem to be under the impression the GOP asked her to come forward. Who told you this?”
“Maybe the reason behind Will.i.am's appearance on "Meet The Press" is a really desperate move by NBC to appeal to the younger African American audience to help David Gregory since he's desperate and needs all the help he can possibly get to stop his eventually demise.
And since he's a Republican who just can't be unbiased, he's showing Republicans the way to connect with Black people since they can't seem to get that right with their ineffective "African American" outreach programs.
Besides, Will.i.am probably told the truth regarding all topics on during that MTP segment unlike the regular lying talking heads on the show.