Friday, September 10, 2010

"Obama doesn't care what you think" What Ever Happened to Obama's Army? How the media made the Koran-burning pastor a star, Turning 9/11 into a Muslim outreach day, New Black Panthers Issue Threat to Koran Burners

Obama is tired of hearing. He doesn't want to hear from the American people. He doesn't care what you think. All he cares about is persuading you to agree with him. In fact, Obama has never wanted to hear from the American people. You don't have the ability; you don't have the competence. There's nothing Obama can learn from you. You have to learn from Obama. He knows what's best for you. But there's nothing you can teach Obama. He's not even interested in that. He puts everybody down; he attacks what they've created; he has attacked prosperity and their lifestyle, and then he blames all of this on the rich.
Rush Limbaugh

The Atlantic: Fidel: 'Cuban Model Doesn't Even Work For Us Anymore' - Jeffrey Goldberg

AP: Report: Castro Says Cuban Model Doesn't Work

Reuters: Obama firm Against Tax Cuts for Rich

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Tri-C Students Recruited to Fill the Seats for Obama's Appearance


What Ever Happened to Obama's Army? - Time

What happened to Barack Obama's once vaunted political machine? The outfit that put upwards of 8 million volunteers on the street in 2008 — known as Organizing for America — is a ghost of its former self. Its staff has shrunk from 6,000 to 300, and its donors are depressed: receipts are a fraction of what they were in 2008. Virtually no one in politics believes it will turn many contests this fall. "There's no chance that OFA is going to have the slightest impact on the midterms," says Charlie Cook, who tracks congressional races.

Neglect is to blame. After Obama was elected, his political aides ignored the army he had created until it eventually disappeared. No one was in charge; decisions were often deferred but rarely made. By the time they realized they needed more troops, says longtime consultant Joe Trippi, "their supporters had taken a vacation from politics."


Wash Post's Anne Kornblut: Why, Despite Obama's Healing Efforts, Is There So Much Anti-Muslim 'Resentment?'

Washington Post staff writer Anne Kornblut used her question at a White House press conference on Friday to worry that, despite Barack Obama making it a "priority," anti-Muslim "suspicion" still existed in America.

She queried the President, "Nine years after the September 11th attacks, why do you think it is that we are now seeing such an increase in suspicion and outright resentment of Islam, especially given that it has been one of your priorities to improve relations with the Muslim world?"

Obama's response seemed to echo his infamous 2008 comment about Americans being "bitter" and "clinging" to their guns. He proclaimed, "You know, I think that at a time when the country is anxious generally and going through a tough time, then, you know, fears can surface, suspicions, divisions can surface in a society. And, so, I think that plays a role in it."
How the media made the Koran-burning pastor a star

EDITORIAL: Burn flags, not Korans?
Turning 9/11 into a Muslim outreach day


Thousands of Afghans protest Quran-burning plan...

Tennessee preacher to burn Quran...

Topeka, Kansas church vows burning...

Protester plans to burn on Wyoming's Capitol steps...

FLASHBACK: Muslims Burn Bibles and Destroy Crosses...

TICKING: Pastor issues two-hour deadline for imam to move Ground Zero mosque...

New Black Panthers Issue Threat to Koran Burners: You Will Be the Target (Video) - Gateway Pundit

You knew these crazy freaks couldn’t resist. The New Black Panthers jumped into this Koran-torching goat rodeo.
The New Black Panthers spoke out against the Koran burners this week.

…Because they’re the experts on Islam or torchings or something.

Via Western Jouralism


UN: America’s black unemployment rate might be a “human rights violation.” - Stuff Black People Don't Like

At a time when Black unemployment is rising to unprecedented levels, one is hard-pressed to come up with any viable vocational alternatives for those out-of-work or underemployed. Levels of Black unemployment were reaching 25-year highs back in January, now they approach a critical stage that might require the involvement of the United Nations to decide if this represents a Human Rights violation:
Well, the nation-wide suffering for African Americans has just intensified with the recent unemployment data delivered by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's most recent report showed that while white unemployment only went up from 8.6 percent to 8.7 percent, black unemployment went up from 15.6 percent to 16.3 percent. This increase is at a rate that is 700 percent higher than the increase for white Americans.

The numbers tell an interesting and sad story about the forgotten economic hardships being felt by black people all across America. First,
black unemployment is nearly double that of white Americans. While the rest of America finds itself screaming in pain over unemployment rates between eight and nine percent, black America is asked to remain silent about unemployment rates as high as 15 - 16 percent. While U.S. government officials are not acknowledging African American economic hardship, the United Nations is. As of April, the UN announced that it is investigating whether consistent black unemployment in America is a human rights violation…

The worst group of all are black teenagers. Their unemployment rate already stood at a startling 40.6 percent last month. This month, it rose to 45.4 percent, which is not only the highest unemployment figure of any group, it is also 90 percent higher than the unemployment rate for white teenagers, which held steady with a modest increase from 23.5 percent to 23.8 percent.
One can look at the rate of Black teenage unemployment as a distressing sign for the future job prospects of Black people once they reach adulthood. The truth of Black unemployment is probably far worse than anyone could imagine considering the high rates of incarceration and dependence on the government to subsist through the deft redistribution of tax-funds and, more importantly, job creation.

Why do Black people find employment so difficult to maintain, when a position with the government (Federal, State or Local) is all but assured and guaranteed in BRA? The answer might be available in the US Department of Labor’s recent Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity 2009 report:

From this report, we learn the top 10 occupations in America with the largest percentage of Black employment (for those wondering, the lowest is here):
1. Barbers—35.0%
2. Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides—34.0%
3. Residential advisors—29.6%
4. Security guards and gaming surveillance officers—28.6%
5. Postal service clerks-28.3%
6. Baggage porters, bellhops, and concierges—27.1%
7. Postal service mail sorters, processors, and processing machine operators—26.4%
8. Taxi drivers and chauffeurs—25.7%
9. Bus drivers—24.9%
10. Parking lot attendants—24.4%

Black America: Sinking to a New “Bottom”? - 04/07/2010 - Black Agenda Report

By Glen Ford

The Black job market is imploding, even as the moneyed classes congratulate themselves on having “turned the corner” toward economic recovery. Alarming Black unemployment patterns indicate that “a perfect storm of racial disadvantage” has occurred. “Virtually nothing prevents the boss from acting out his prejudices and greed with impunity.” There’s nothing “post-racial” about the current crisis for Black workers.

“Endemic racism in the United States ensures that every ratcheting up of employer power and prerogatives will redound to the special disadvantage of Black workers.”

“Blacks fell farther and faster than whites, Asians and Latinos, and from an even more precarious economic position.”

“Virtually nothing prevents the boss from acting out his prejudices and greed with impunity.”

“There is ample reason to believe that many Black communities had already reached such a “deeper level of Hell” before the Great Recession.”

“Unless the federal government comes to the rescue of the states and cities, Blacks will lose hundreds of thousands of previously steady public jobs with benefits.”
Much more at subject link... just pointing out the bottom line...

1 comment:

PeggyU said...

The comic strip sums it all up.