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Michael Jackson Fans Raise Money To Defeat Peter King

Michael Jackson Fans Raise Money To Defeat Peter King

Commented Jul 7, 2009 at 15:35:54 in Politics

“While there has been a great deal of coverage, Mr. King is too old not to have a long view of the life of an individual. We have honored a host of womanizers, alcoholics, drug addicted Presidents, mobbed-up entertainers, and no one has complained. So if for a minute we look beyond the allegations (none of which was he found guilty of) and think about the fact that you can not overstate (nor understand, if you are white) the importance of the Jackson 5's ascendence on the nation's black youth and adults in the late 60's. Arriving just after the 64' Civil Rights Bill and the 65' Voting Rights Act, the success and acceptance of the J5 in mainstream America helped begin building a bridge that was long overdue. In 1983 MJ gave us the finest single performance of the time, maybe ever. As the furor over the civil and voting rights initiatives of the previous years waned, and before MTV was commonplace, seeing the J5 on national television seemed to suggest for me, and many other black youth, that this country might be ready and our generation just might have it a little better than our parents. I might add that Michael broke the MTV color barrier and changed the entire music video format with the "Thriller" production. Finally, there was the humanitarian who gave away millions to those in need.”

Congressman Ed on Jul 7, 2009 at 21:41:04

“Gave away millions in need of life time therapy from his abuse.”
O'Reilly: Why Are Black Americans So Interested In Michael Jackson? His Kids And Face Were White!

O'Reilly: Why Are Black Americans So Interested In Michael Jackson? His Kids And Face Were White!

Commented Jul 7, 2009 at 15:18:17 in Media

“Lets see if we can get Mr. O'Reilly to understand. Since the world wasn't always as wonderful for everyone. While I don't recall my emotions at 16; I do remember being atonished in 1983! It was simply the finest single performance of the time, and maybe ever. What I do recall about 1969, as the furor over the civil and voting rights initiatives of the previous years waned, is that seeing the J5 on national television seemed to suggest that for me, and many other black youth, that our generation just might have it a little better than our parents. I might add that one other time Michael really caught me. Breaking the MTV color barrier was notable, but changing the entire music video format with the "Thriller" production was another atonishing accomplishment. But, its so easy for white Americans to not understand, or simply forget, that things weren't always as wonderful, that opportunity didn't always exist, even though they would make you think there was always a fair rule of law. That's why Black Americans look beyond the obvious personal battles that Michael may have been saddled with...sorta like the way some folks overlooked Rush Limbaugh's drug addiction; or Bill O'Reilly's issues.”
Sotomayor Quits Belizean Grove

Sotomayor Quits Belizean Grove

Commented Jun 19, 2009 at 19:36:32 in Politics

“This is ridiculous, the problem with the "all men's" clubs is generally that they exclude everyone except white males......”

BlueZoo on Jun 19, 2009 at 19:53:14

“Yep! Like Augusta National Golf Club...they ran screaming when Tiger Woods started winning! I'm surprised they didn't make him change in the groundskeeper's shed.”
Racist Jokes Hurting South Carolina GOP

Racist Jokes Hurting South Carolina GOP

Commented Jun 18, 2009 at 10:42:19 in Politics

“Fortunately, or maybe unfortunately, many of us knew better than to drink the "post racial" Kool Aid being passed out after whites voted for Obama. The constant invection of racial jokes and parodies by the conservatives are not surprising to many and should awaken the younger generation. Many may want to retire Jesse, Al, and others claiming that in 2009 they are no longer relevant. But, as long as we see racist assasins in public buildings, hear radio hosts inflaming racial and ethnic divides, and read crap like we have read out of SC and other places, we shouldn't order those rocking chairs.”

foxbat on Jun 18, 2009 at 10:57:33

“I've posted it before, but racism will finally be a thing of the past in this country when we elect a Black George Bush to two consecutive terms or have a Black Sarah Palin running as VP, complete with unwed, pregnant child. There's really no disputing that if Obama had Bush's background, that there's no way that he could have been elected, much less made it out of the primaries.”
huffingtonpost entry

Ensign Whacked Clinton For His Infidelities, Called Them "Embarrassing" For Country

Commented Jun 16, 2009 at 20:38:27 in Politics

“He should simply follow his own advice and RESIGN.”
Specter Won't Commit To Sotomayor

Specter Won't Commit To Sotomayor

Commented Jun 5, 2009 at 08:57:25 in Politics

“Pennsylvania democrats need to soundly defeat this man. Either he is a Democrat or not. There is no reason for any Democratic opposition to this woman.”
Palin: Obama Wants To

Palin: Obama Wants To "Control The People" With Bailout Money

Commented Jun 5, 2009 at 08:53:01 in Politics

“Well, I guess it would take one who specializes in espousing backwards thought and absolute nonsense would recognize it. BTW, since when do Public Information majors take Econ 101--I guess she tested out of Econ 100. Whew! Go shoot a moose.”
Court Orders Gov. Sanford To Accept Stimulus Money

Court Orders Gov. Sanford To Accept Stimulus Money

Commented Jun 5, 2009 at 08:47:15 in Politics

“Must be embarrasing...finding out that a child has more sense than you.”
John Yoo: Obama Chose

John Yoo: Obama Chose "Empathy Over Excellence"

Commented May 26, 2009 at 23:36:26 in Politics

“An intellectual idiot. It's not surprising that he may be disbarred. "Liberals have missed their chance to put on the Court an intellectual leader who will bring about a progressive revolution in the law," Yoo wrote." I think these "liberals" will have at least two, if not three, chances to add to the Court. So placing this George Bush moderate on the Court doesn't cost "liberals" anything...except avoiding a fight with conservatives.”
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Glenn Beck Demands "A Damn Apology" From The View (AUDIO)

Commented May 21, 2009 at 17:36:39 in Media

“Wow, it must difficult when you tell out and out lies, then have to sit before the people you lied on as they play the tape of you lying...then call you a liar to your face. Just another example of where the "Republic Conservative" Party is going.”
American Idol Finale Ratings: Lowest Results Show Ever

American Idol Finale Ratings: Lowest Results Show Ever

Commented May 21, 2009 at 17:34:11 in Media

“They need to fall even lower. This kind of crap needs to go away...quietly.”

TainoBoy on May 21, 2009 at 18:12:28

“OldFolk, please stop reading my mind.”
Notre Dame Protester's Shouts Included In Official White House Speech Transcript

Notre Dame Protester's Shouts Included In Official White House Speech Transcript

Commented May 18, 2009 at 09:44:21 in Politics

“Unfortunately, again we see what is apparently the conservative base whipping up the yahoos. How can Catholics intelligently argue that the President should not recieve a meaningless, but somewhat obligatory degree presented to every former President speaking at Commencement; yet say NOTHING about the Pope naming French President Nicolas Sarkozy a canon of the pope's own church? Sarkozy is not only pro-choice but has been divorced. Some will agrue that making the French President a canon is a tradition...so is awarding Presidents honorary degrees at Notre Dame Commencements.”

StillIRise on May 18, 2009 at 11:09:14

“Very good point.

The inconsistencies are glaring and belies the real motives of those who were protesting against him. Since President Obama's historic election, some people have had a difficult time reconciling tradition with their prejudices.

Some would find nothing wrong with the tradition of the Pope canonizing the French President - in spite of Sarkozy's personal views and choices - but abhor the idea of following the tradition of awarding the President an honorary degree at Notre Dame IF THAT PRESIDENT HAPPENS TO BE BLACK!”

biglover on May 18, 2009 at 10:19:05

“Keith had a spokesman for the Catholic Democrats who was quite informative. He said this was all being pushed by the conservative right wing of the Catholic religion. Isn't this a pattern with right wing extremists of all faiths.”
GOP Base Rejects Pro-Choice Republicans:

GOP Base Rejects Pro-Choice Republicans: "We Would Never Bend On That"

Commented May 16, 2009 at 09:36:22 in Politics

“Eric, you and Rush, and company keep working that 30%!!!!!”
A Hollow and Horrible Equivocation

A Hollow and Horrible Equivocation

Commented May 16, 2009 at 09:31:11 in Politics

“At this point, unfortunately, I agree with the President. I really don't think it serves anyone any good to "see" more photos of what the Bush Admnistration supported and condoned. I think we all know what was done; we know how bad it was and the President has moved to stop it from recurring under his Administration. I would hate to think somewhere down the road, our zest to see everything or lay blame on Bush or Cheney or whomever may lead to some zealot, or terrorist being incited to kill more Americans. We know enough already to hold them accountable--if we choose to.”

apduncan1 on May 16, 2009 at 10:01:49

“No, we don't know how bad it was.

You are equating innocence with ignorance. We won't be innocent if we ignore what happened.”
David Gregory's

David Gregory's "Meet The Press" Ratings Hit New Low — The Sunday Morning Horse Race Is On

Commented May 14, 2009 at 21:23:57 in Media

“He needs to shut up!!! He is not the guest.”
Sarah Palin Book Deal: Memoir To Come Next Year

Sarah Palin Book Deal: Memoir To Come Next Year

Commented May 14, 2009 at 08:38:18 in Media

“The question is not will she write it--but, will she read it and be able to tell someone.”
Pete Sessions: Obama Hurting Economy To Consolidate Power

Pete Sessions: Obama Hurting Economy To Consolidate Power

Commented May 11, 2009 at 20:25:41 in Politics

“I thought the lastest unemployment figures showed unemployment slowing down. Hmmmm? Maybe its the Republicans behind the demise of newspapers? If they could simply go on talk radio and never have facts presented to contradict their words, they would be a successful party again??”
Archbishop Raymond Burke: Obama Advancing Anti-Life Agenda

Archbishop Raymond Burke: Obama Advancing Anti-Life Agenda

Commented May 8, 2009 at 18:20:05 in Politics

“As I said in a previous response...Harvard graduate, Harvard Law Review...I think he can afford to pass up Arizona State University, as well as the darling of college football, Notre Dame...... a legend in their own mind.”
McConnell: Specter's Switch A

McConnell: Specter's Switch A "Threat To The Country" (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 29, 2009 at 01:12:47 in Politics

“McConnell--did anyone find the closet”
Michele Bachmann Links Swine Flu To Democrats, Gets History Wrong (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann Links Swine Flu To Democrats, Gets History Wrong (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 29, 2009 at 01:06:52 in Politics

“When did the facts ever get in the way of Michelle's mouth?”
Specter's Switch: Why It Matters

Specter's Switch: Why It Matters

Commented Apr 28, 2009 at 16:23:42 in Politics

“They had better develop a voting pattern....the Republicans have!!!!!! I am with Rushbo on this one--if you are afraid to be a Democrat--then go over to the other party!!”
Swine Flu: Conservatives Blame Immigrants

Swine Flu: Conservatives Blame Immigrants

Commented Apr 28, 2009 at 16:19:32 in Politics

“What would one expect of Michelle Malkin and Glenn Beck? When you think about it, how could Arlen Specter be on the same side of the table with fools like this? The one thing we can depend on is that somethng stupid will fall from the mouths of these two--if not these two, then Limbaugh, Hannity, Bachmann, Coulter, Steele, Palin, Levin, or one of the others will step up to the plate. And, please, someone tell Norm Coleman that its OVER!!”
Snowe: GOP Has Abandoned Principles; Specter Switch

Snowe: GOP Has Abandoned Principles; Specter Switch "Devastating"

Commented Apr 28, 2009 at 16:00:42 in Politics

“Is this what is going to happen with all the moderate Republicans...ole Rushbo and the Yahoos are going to have a fit over this!!!!”

BeachBubbaTex on Apr 28, 2009 at 16:09:12

“I heard him today (about that's on in this part of the world, but AirAmerica keeps trying). He sounded quite deflated *snicker* and apparently it wasn't a shock because Specter has "always been" a Democrat. News to me, but anything to shut his pie hole.

I do feel sorry for Snowe and moderate Republicans (er, is that now conservative Democrats?), but she paints a pretty accurate picture of where the GOP is headed.”

Budokan on Apr 28, 2009 at 16:05:15

“They're being forced to watch the dissolution of their own party. And I'm okay with that.

http://kennethmarkhoover.com
CNN, Taking Middle Path, Gets Squeezed By Rivals

CNN, Taking Middle Path, Gets Squeezed By Rivals

Commented Apr 27, 2009 at 17:33:37 in Media

“CNN should not attempt to change for ratings sake. We viewers are very much in need of a middle of the road, none biased presentation of the news. Lou Dobbs is about as opinionated as CNN should be.

Forget Hannity, who drums up evening ratings all day long on his radio show. Forget about the 8:00 time slot unless CNN is prepared to attract a "new" audience. Roland Martin has the ability to do that, Campbell does not--she's a lightweight and will continue to lose to Bill and Keith. Larry King should be moved...some of his recent interviews have been horrible--he's lost it.”
Rep. Todd Tiahrt: Rush Limbaugh

Rep. Todd Tiahrt: Rush Limbaugh "Just An Entertainer" [Updated With Apology]

Commented Apr 22, 2009 at 02:18:57 in Politics

“Michael Steele??????? It's clear, Rush Limbaugh runs the Republicans and the party. A big yahoo to the biggest yahoo of all--El Rushbo!!!!!!”
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