Sunday, January 31, 2016

New Mayor of Flint wants Reparations

Mayor Karen Weaver of Flint, Michigan. (AP/Cliff Rogers)
Karen Weaver was elected Mayor of Flint, Michigan, November 2015, after promising to solve the water crisis.  In a recent interview Weaver was asked about solutions for Flint:

Are there reparations due for all of that as well?

Well yeah, that’s the whole plan that we’re putting in place. We’re asking for money for those kinds of things. That’s exactly what we’re doing for all of those kinds of services and support for these children and families. That $28 million that the governor gave is not enough. It’s nowhere near enough. [link]

Friday, January 29, 2016

Michael Moore Misstates a few facts - again

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Michael Moore
Michael Moore has no problem misstating facts and causing undue stress to the people of his hometown.  He's been doing it for weeks and now he is doubling down on the rhetoric.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

DeRay McKesson on The Daily Show: Misstating facts again

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Deray McKesson on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Deray Mckesson was a guest on The Daily Show last night with Trevor Noah.  Noah first points out that McKesson is wearing an Apple watch, which Noah opines is odd for someone who is oppressed.  I agree.  Then Noah addresses the latest project from Campaign Zero, of which Mckesson is a founder.  McKesson says his organization requested police policies from 100 large US cities in order to assess their policies on excessive force.  Noah inquires about a screenshot from a 2004 Houston Police Department document he had taken from Campaign Zero's site - the document contained many redactions where use of force policies should have been.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Judge Strikes all white jury mid-trial

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Judge Olu Stevens
A Judge in Kentucky, Olu Stevens, may be removed from the bench after  twice striking down all white jurors during voir dire; in effect, racially discriminating against each and every person on those juries.  Striking a petit trial juror based on race has been addressed by the United States Supreme Court in several cases and the final opinion is consistently the same:


Thursday, January 7, 2016

George Zimmerman in the headlines again - A "rant" about Obama's tears

How Zimmerman must feel about Obama
Obama's tears over gun control, while the parents of the children killed at Sandy Hook stood behind him, practically trended on Twitter yesterday.  Two schools of thought, people either thought his tears fake or sincere.  Thousands commented and many media outlets and bloggers opined, one reporter even sought out the opinion of George Zimmerman, who laughs at the prospect that he has apparently become the go-to person when it comes to Obama's statements on gun control.  Maybe it is because Zimmerman epitomizes, thanks in large part to Obama, the lengths to which the press and politicians (with the help of willful social media idiots), will go to strip us of our right to self defense.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Two teens shot to death - No hashtag

Sakinah Reed and Donta Parker
They were not shot by cops, or at a school, so it is doubtful they will rise to the honor of a hashtag.  "Kinah" was a basketball star with a plaque to prove it; she was also in a gang, with a bullet to prove it.  Something has to give.  The black lives matter movement cannot continue to ignore that this violence goes on every single day in America while they are protesting for one or two children.  Last year 54 children were shot in Chicago alone, this is more than the deadliest school shooting in America's history.  

Friday, January 1, 2016

Rare interview with Shaun King's friend, Jason Woody

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Jason Woody speaks to James from the Internet about Shaun King
Prior to yesterday, I had (miraculously), not seen this interview with Jason Woody, a friend of Shaun King, that was posted on August 20, the day King was put on blast as being white.  To my knowledge, and searching through archives, it appears King never tweeted this interview out....and anytime King doesn't use a friend to his advantage, there's always a reason.  In this case it is likely because the guy didn't repeat the narrative correctly and because his "friend" is a member of the occupy movement.  Said friend also wears anonymous masks at rallies.  I'm heavily leaning toward a possible connection to the #OpFerguson anons on Twitter, just a hunch though, will research further.