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Does the Gay Agenda Trumpt the American Agenda?, by Kevin Jackson

I believe that Obama’s evolution with respect to gay issues is based on his sexual past. Big deal. Other than pop culture curiosity, I don’t think most conservatives care about Obama’s sexual past, present, or future. But we do care when the gay agenda supersedes the American agenda. I believe that a president’s singular agendum should be the betterment of the entire nation, not various segments.

I discuss my book The BIG Black Lie my discovery of “gay,” which was fairly benign. I was around 12 years old, and my grandfather had stopped to gas up, before we left Dallas. As my grandfather pumped gas, I saw what I thought to be at the time, “the prettiest man I had ever seen.” He was very well-dressed, but noticeably different from what I had been raised to think of a man. He was perfectly dressed in a tan jumpsuit, and he had a beret to match.  I remember he carried a matching clutch that looped around his neck and was tucked just below his armpit.

As a kid from the country, I had never seen such style in my life. I had to know what I was seeing, so I whispered for my grandmother to look at the man as he walked by. My grandmother took a stealthy glance, then whispered to me, “He’s funny.”

I had no idea what “funny” meant, but would learn over time. Until further revelations, I just knew that I wasn’t “funny.”

Over time, I altered my perception of what a man is. I would further learn of all the variations in how people form that make the idea of gender confusing at times. I developed compassion for people in these areas, and learned to respect the idea that the human body is a complicated creation, which the mind can complicate to unfathomable degrees.

Understanding that everybody doesn’t think as I do or act as I do, I learned not moralize on the conditions of others, to just let them be. I recognized that these “different” people I described were of all races, ethnicities, creeds, and so on.

As a youth, I thought it was mainly white people who are gay. To be (openly) gay in the black culture was almost unheard of, or so I was conditioned. Prior to my exposure to “pretty man,” I had only heard of black gays anecdotally, though I do recall having certain feelings or suspicions about some males and females I had met.

In early adulthood, I recognized a very different world from what black culture had taught me. Blacks were just as gay as whites; whites were just as poor as blacks, and so on. I learned that these nice neat boxes that the world kept trying to put people in just didn’t fit.

As I traveled, I found that there were all these same “different” people all over the world. I learned that transsexuals were treated much the same almost everywhere I went. Cross-dressers were gawked at almost universally. Being gay was discouraged again almost universally. I got it. To say that there wasn’t some pushback to being gay would be naïve.

Because of my worldview, I learned that all these people were part of the human condition. They were everywhere, in all cultures. We can argue the nature nurture theory; nevertheless I assure you that I know it to be a bit of both.

My point is, I evolved. All on my own. I didn’t need the government to evolve me.

I remember when I believed the only people who had tattoos were thugs or ex-cons. Nowadays, seeing somebody with a tattoo doesn’t necessarily carry the same connotation it did decades ago, at least not for me.  However, Obama would have passed legislation to protect people with tattoos, because he believes he can control your thoughts with laws.

Like blacks (and all people) the best thing that the LGBT has is their humanity, not special legislation that puts them in a box. All the rules that were imposed for blacks essentially removed black people from the human race.

Without creating books like, “Billy has two black parents,” black people managed to overcome all the adversity of slavery and the lack of civil rights.[1] The understanding of black culture didn’t come from books, it came from people realizing the contribution that blacks have made in this country and seeing it with their own eyes.

Who knows if some of history’s most famous blacks were gay or wished they were another gender.  If you told me that George Washington Carver had dressed in women’s clothes, it would not diminish his accomplishments to the world in the least. Nor do Carver’s accomplishments have more impact on America because he was black. Peanut butter is delicious, regardless of Carver’s sexuality, ethnicity, and any other proclivities he may have had.

You would think that we would have learned something by now about how to deal with people, and not attempt to legislate thought. Despite what people may believe, Civil Rights laws are not the reason Obama is president. Obama is president, because of the actions of people like Jesse Owens, Arthur Ashe, Jackie Robinson, and millions of other non-descript blacks who in their own small ways changed the hearts of minds of racists in America.

Because of these unheralded black Americans, America long ago abandoned focusing on color—save the racists who voted for Obama strictly because he was black. For the most part, the people who voted for Obama did so because they felt he was going to be a transformational figure in American politics, not gay politics or black politics.

There has been a lot of money spent on removing people from the human race, and putting them in boxes. Obama wants to do the same for the LGBT, because of his life experiences and his evolution. $17T has been spent on the evolution of “helping blacks,” and I don’t see a lot of progress at the Main Street level. How much money is America willing spend on LGBT agenda? How many more manuals and training sessions do we need for Americans to understand gays?

For the most part, Americans interact with people based on our needs and their performance. I choose my friends based on common core values, without moralizing about those who values don’t necessarily agree with mine. I don’t have to have gay friends in order to not be homophobic. I don’t need white friends to prove I’m not racist.

All men are created equal. It’s time Obama stop with the politicizing various agendas, and focus on the human agenda, the American agenda.

© Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere, LLC – All Rights Reserved.

Kevin Jackson is an Amazon best-selling author and award-winning blogger. He also hosts a daily radio show.


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  • misnomer58

    Now there's 5 minutes of my life that definitely was wasted.
    Still fishing for colored votes I see.

    • theblacksphere

      Sorry to tell you, but your WHOLE life has been wasted! :-)

      • misnomer58

        Ouch, I'm hurt Kevin Jackson (LOL). Certainly won't get very many colored votes that way. There is an awful lot of hateful statements made on your fb page 'blacksphere' and it definitely lacks color. Hence, dark folks are not buying this conservative/tea party crapola you peddle, now why is that? "Black Americans", now that's a new one.

        • http://www.theblacksphere.net Kevin Jackson

          Really? I will make you a bet that America won’t have a half-white president on Nov 7.

          • misnomer58

            (tsk) Please, your own party can't even get themselves to support Mitt Romney, Your best bet would be to keep your money, go buy yourself a copy of 'The Big Black Life', have it autographed, take it home and read it, to yourself..out loud (LOL).

          • ant

            Obama's own Party are leaving him to vote for Romney and convicted criminals…even Dims that host the Obundler's pathetic, divisive speeches can't say for sure that they'll vote for him.Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

          • misnmoer58

            Kind of hard to even think about engaging in any kind of conversation with you if you can't even show enough respect to use folks appropriate names. I love talking to folks from many walks of life. But I pass on the recess jargon, it just bugs the hell out of me…know what I mean, ant? ;}

          • http://www.facebook.com/denise.e.rogers Denise E. Rogers

            It's a shame that Black voters are voting for democrats who had to be dragged kicking and filibustering(Robert Byrd , Al Gore Sr and LBJ) to the Civil Rights Act. Most aren't even aware that when Senator LBJ was the Senate Majority Leader under Eisnhower he held back the Civil Rights Act from being signed 10 years before and ONLY signed it in the 60's as a political move. Sounds like Obama is setting the tables for the gay civil rights. Check Check….The man is a liar and a fraud. During the presidential debate. when they ask Mitt Romney where he stands on gay marriage, he should say, "He's revolving" What can they say then? Nada. We're all revolving….

          • misnomer58

            Black voters have the right to vote the way they see fit Denise, just the same as you. Hell, some men thinks Women should not be allowed to vote. I say women should be allowed to vote the way they see fit as well.
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeFhA_sL38c

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsSQtxrw7uU Brant McIrish

            Missedbrainer, you sure have a LOT of NOTHING to say. What does your stupid ("stupid", by the way, transliterates to "SMUG ignorance"…oh, and, yes, "transliterates" is a real word) statement to KJ "Black Americans? That's a new one!" mean, anyway? It means nothing of substance, as all people with brains know already. You're a boobie, and your limp-wristed Emperor Dumbo gaven you the boob job. You're not tough. You're not smart. You're not clever, nor are you schooled in deflection. You're an ignoble, trash-talking scum-suckah.

          • misnomer58

            You under the impression your words mean something to me Brant McIrish? (LOL)

          • Misnomer58

            “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" ~Dr. Martin Luther King (Letter from Birmingham Jail)

          • authentic ant

            It's a shame isn't it? All the gays that this stinkin' Country won't allow to become politicians, journalists, writers, artists, soldiers, sailors, etc.,…it's almost like JIm Crow all over again…..except they WANT their own separate restrooms.

        • Yngblkcons

          The black vote for Republicans has been 15% or lower since the CRA, but that didn't stop Nixon, Reagan and two Bushes from winning office.

          As for the November elections, I daresay whoever wins won't have a big impact on the trajectory of the black community. With 50% of black males dropping out of high school and a 70% rate of out wedlock births, we will need to continue to fight to save our community no matter who is in office.

          • misnomer58

            Your numbers are pretty bloated there Yngblkcons, no surprise there. But I do agree with you. Besides casting one's vote to the letter 'R', what are some of your thought on bringing about change in our community?

          • authentic ant

            Rid yourselves of liberal idiotology like yours, for starters.

          • misnomer58

            I'm not a liberal 'authentic ant', although there is nothing wrong with being called a liberal, especially with this current batch of Republicans we have. I'm a Independent, a moderate Independent. Which tea party do you claim?

          • authentic ant

            lie.

          • Yngblkcons

            My mistake, the actual numbers are 48 percent (for black males dropping out of high school) and 73% (for out of wedlock births).
            http://www.bet.com/news/national/2011/08/16/why-ahttp://www.thegrio.com/news/study-for-most-women-

          • Yngblkcons

            Moving on to your question, we need to focus more on education and raising our kids. I went to overwhelmingly black public schools and often ran into the attitude that 'Studying is hard and I don't want to do it and anyway society is racist and won't let me rise up even if I try'.

            IMHO the problems in those situations are not the kids but the parents, who should have been applying boot to butt. I didn't like school and I wasn't always convinced that education would pay off, but I always knew what would happen if I let my grades slip (my father's an ex-drill sergeant/military policeman/bar bouncer and my mother was a teacher and both firmly believed in the importance of education).

          • joombee

            Sorry, hard to have a conversation when the little bald fascist that authors this blog feels the need to censor

          • authentic ant

            Conversation? Is that what you call it? Get real.

          • misnomer58

            Granted they this number could be 48% of the 43 percent of African-American drop-outs are male. As for the rate "for out of wedlock births", there currently are no data to back that number so this the statement is nothing more than someones opinion. http://www.apa.org/pi/families/resources/school-d

          • authentic ant

            Every daddy-government check sent to single mothers is not recorded or documented? Puhlease!

          • misnomer58

            Questions for you: Why is this happening to your community yngblkcons? Where are the black men? Why are they not stepping up to the plate? Why is it easy for black man to just walk away from their families and begin new ones…repeatedly? Why is it now an acceptable practice to leave black women to shoulder the roles of the father, the mother, the breadwinner and the neuter and the e culprit of ever issue in the black community? why is it easier to keep a tally of how many women black men conquer than it is to tally the average years of marriage in y'all dark dude's community ? Why is it easy to assume your heritage and perpetuate fabricated information? Why is it easier to bash every fiber of your community? Why is it so easy to belittle the first African-American president and his family over nothing more than a bunch of lies? What is so hard about pulling up your sleeves and physically doing something for your children's community? Must they first claim conservatism before they are deemed worthy of your presence?

          • authentic ant

            Answer; Liberalism.

          • dockjohndanville

            Please, no comments from dumb asses. Thank you, ant.

          • misnomer58

            More like conservatism ideology. The 'every man for himself' syndrome. The I got mine' ego…get where I'm going with this?

          • authentic ant

            Yeah, capitalism sucks, the other way worked out great for the Jamestown settlement. Ask yourself….how hard are you willing to work for me?

          • misnomer58

            (LOL) Depends authentic ant, how hard are you willing to work for ME? ;}

          • authentic ant

            I'm not willing at all..that's the point. I'm willing to work for defense, border sovereignty, infrastructure and some government wages. NOT for abortion, crack-smoking welfare leeches, the college education of trust-fund babies and well-off 1/32 Cherokee plagarists with dreams of legislative power, the child-care, incarceration, or education of foreign trespassers, the Muslim Brotherhood, Karzai and his 'peeps', Hamas, the DNC re-election campaign, the breakfast, lunch, and dinner of indoctrinated public school youth,the petroleum research and development of foreign countries, solar power in Spain, auto manufacturing in the Netherlands, or the support of the millionaire President's public-housed, welfare recipient illegal alien aunbt from his home country of Kenya….uh, got the picture yet?

          • Yngblkcons

            I don't think many of the guys with kids by multiple women ever started families. Its my belief that many kids are the unintended byproduct of casual relationships/sex (the black community has not only a high rate of out of wedlock births, but a high rate of abortions).

            I have a bigger problem with absentee fathers than I do with single mothers, but single mothers should shoulder some of the blame because they are the ones who picked the fathers.

            My theory is that social dysfuction perpetuates itself. Kids from single mothers tend to become single parents, kids raised by single parents have a greater chance of doing poorly in school and winding up in jail. How do we break the cycle? Choice. No one can force people to make the correct choices, but one can try to make people aware of the consequences of their choices.

            Also, as I've stated before, I care more about how people live their lives every day than how they vote once every two years (my wife is gorgeous, loving and deeply religious, but she is liberal).

          • Yngblkcons

            The fact Obama is black is interesting, but what's more important is his policies. And you can look through my lengthy posting history and see that I've never said anything bad about his family.

            Also, what fabricated information have I perpetuated? I've give you data and backed it up with links to reliable sources. If you wish, I could give you different sources which say the same thing. They are hard, sad truths, but we need to face them so we can deal with them.

            As for doing something for the community, once I get home from work (an hour and a half trip) I make sure my kids did their homework and did it correctly (my Garifuna wife's English is shaky), then I make sure they read (kids should learn more than what they are taught in school), then half of the weeknights they have church or girl scout functions to attend, which I take them to. Time permitting, I attend PTA meetings but free time is not something I have in abundance.

          • dockjohndanville

            I just flat do not believe that you will support, with your vote, the very people who will seek to strip you and your wife of your human and civil rights. You would have to be insane to vote Rethuglican.

          • Yngblkcons

            I respect that you believe that Obama winning reelection would be better for all Americans (including blacks) but I disagree.

            I don't think most people of any political persuasion have anything against blacks though some of them (even some blacks) engage in remarkably ugly rhetoric about blacks who aren't on their side.

            Bush had more black members of his cabinet than any president before him (Mrs. Rice had his ear, though it doesn't seem like he and Powell were close), Allen West is a tea party favorite and Herman Cain (like everyone else running not named Hunstman) was once leading in the polls.

            Generally speaking, its idealogy that Americans focus on, not race.

          • misnomer58

            I believe the conscience is as long as it is NOT Obama, they are to vote for them…as if the would vote for Hillary Clinton, right? Personal I don't see how anybody black, latino, asian, or caucasian (this in honor of the coming status) can vote for the likes of Mitt Romney whether you hold your nose or not. Quite frankly, I'd love to see a tmp ticket for Allen West/Kevin Jackson, myself.

            Seriously, Mitt Romney's brain shuts off every time that man opens his mouth. The only way the GOP has a prayer is if they HOPE for a mircle and CHANGE their candidate. No pun intended….like whom am I fooling right? you know damn well I'm rockin' that pun. (LOL)

          • misnomer58

            Malcolm X, Shaquille O'Neal, Bernie Mac, Martin Lawrence, Barack Obama. My questions were not to place blame Yngblkcons and it certainly doesn't provide for our children. You seem to know an awful lot of statistics about the African-American community. But know very little about black folks.

          • Yngblkcons

            So naming five black public figures everyone in America knows somehow provides for our children and proves a comprehensive understanding of black culture? Or am I misreading your argument?

          • Guest woman

            Since Misnomer, double double, peaches etc is the "EXPERT" what are the answers ? Pray tell.

          • minda

            The answer was revealed in the latest census report:
            birth of minority babies for the first time outpaced birth of white babies.
            There it is. As I've stated many times on this shithole blog, the demographics just don't add up for you lizard brains. You are going down. All the Koch, Adelson and Ricketts family money (incidentally the very same money that the little bald fascist sell-out, KJ, is competing for) cannot stop progress in a multi-cultural world.

          • Yngblkcons

            More babies is welcome news. If politics stay divided the way they are, the Republican party will have a problem down the line, but politics is rarely a static or predicatable thing (as late as 2006, very, very few people thought we would have a black president in 2008).

          • misnomer58

            (LOL), "More babies is welcome news" from a 'young black conservative' who spends the better of his time and thoughts distancing himself from his own community…give me a minute…

            Conservatism, has more to do with the contents of ones character, am I correct? In your own words Yngblkcons, what is the meaning of 'redemption'?

          • Yngblkcons

            Both conservatism and liberalism are idealogies which aren't race focused, and the same is true of most of their adherents.

            Allen West and Barack Obama are both black, but I strongly doubt there is any overlap in their fanbases. Both have passionate fans and passionate detractors and that passion is motivated by their politics, not their skin color.

          • authentic ant

            Reading that again I see how hilarious you America hating libtards are. "…cannot stop progress in a multi-cult world…". Really, not the hateful, racist, bigoted US though , huh? We're just the WORST!! You MUST be talking about those other cultural melting pots around the world, right? All those Mexicans living in Japan and China? or maybe all the Irish in Iran and Saudi Arabia? How many Asians are raising families in El Salvador right now…more than in New York? Moron.

          • misnomer58

            Never said I had answers 'Guest woman'. And even though I have been a "black American" (LOL) since birth, I am not an "EXPERT" by any means, I just know difference between right and wrong. But think you kindly for the compliment.

          • misnomer58

            "You are missing my point" Yngblkcons. You spend much time pointing out the negativity of your own community. When ask to offer why this is going on, you proudly offer up information about your wife which english is not her mother-tongue. Respectfully, there is nothing wrong with that. When ask what are you doing to help your own community you say you are far too busy and have not time after commuting, homework, Girl Scouts, reading etc. Hell, I'm surprise you have time enough to converse on this board, let alone keeping your "beautiful" better half satisfied. Problem or solution Yngblkcons, which category do YOU fit into?

            And the five gentlemen above, are just a few good men that were raised by single mothers. They've managed to show our young fatherless men what they CAN be, not what they are. You never know who is listening or looking at the things you say and 'DO'.

          • dockjohndanville

            He is doing his part by raising his family properly. And he has his girls involved in the community. That is setting a good example for his girls and the community. Kudos, Yng.

          • misnomer58

            Your protection for Yngblkcons is nobel and respectfully noted dockjohndanville

          • Yngblkcons

            Its things which aren't working which need to be focused on and fixed. My point was that its my belief that while politicians can and often do impact people's lives, most people's day to day choices determine the quality of their lives. Doesn't matter who is in office, if you don't have the skills employers demand, you are out of luck.

            I mentioned that English is not my wife's mother tongue to explain why I am the one who works on them with their homework.

            Countless studies show that having two loving, devoted parents as opposed to just one is better for kids (and no doubt less stressful for mothers as well). Of course, some kids raised by single parents go on to become great successes and some kids raised by couples go on to become serial killers, but we're speaking in generalities here.

          • misnomer58

            My husband, my babies daddy is a "byproduct". His father was drafted into the Marine Core when his mom and dad were both in their second year of college. Though they had plans for a future as husband and wife, he fathered his only child (my soul mate) out-of-wedlock, just shy of seven month before making his Ultimate Sacrifice in Vietnam. They never married, he never even knew the blessing he gave to me. My husband served 14 years as a Marine. Our first-born son is currently serving in Afghanistan with the US Army (Special Forces). Many of our great nation's warriors are "unintended byproducts" Yngblkcons. They are able and willing to take the time to shield you, your wife and your daughters from seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and feeling the…stuff you could never even imagine. Regardless of whether their commander-n-chief is liberal or conservative. Just so you can keep tally of their life's worth.

          • Yngblkcons

            A deeply fascinating story, but nothing you said contradicted my point.

            Also, a soldier impregnating the women he planned to marry before going off to war isnt' quite the same as two strangers meeting in a bar and having a kid just because the condom broke.

            Also, I worked in Peshawar, Pakistan (the closest city to the border with Afghanistan and situated in the conservative Pushtun dominated region from which the Taliban originally sprung) so I have a good idea of the horrors your brave husband is protecting me from.

            *Shrugs* Still, thanks for sharing and I wish your husband continued good health.

          • misnomer58

            The conversation was about them babies that unwed women in your community choose to give life instead of abort, "byproducts" is how you fondly refered to them as. May point is Yngblkcons, you don't know reason why some these women, young girls become pregnant,you just assume, it was due to 'broken rubbers in a bar'. Stereotyping your own community shows a lack of personal knowledge and involvement.

          • Yngblkcons

            According to the result of a just concluded study 'black woman had the highest unintended pregnancy rate of any racial or ethnic groups'.

            See the 'facts on unintended pregnancy' pdf at the link below.
            http://www.guttmacher.org/sections/pregnancy.php

            There have been many more studies which say the same thing. The basic consensus of reproductive health researchers is that the black community has the highest abortion rate because it has the highest rate of unplanned pregnancies.

            But if you're seen studies which say different, I'm interested in seeing them.

          • misnomer58

            I'm not interested in the numbers more than I am in finding solutions Yngblkcons. You have been pretty generous when it comes to supplying stats on your community's behavior. Unforunately, that seems to be it. Anything else, you just don't have the time for. But your input is appreciated.

          • Yngblkcons

            If you don't know the specifics of a problem, how can you hope to find the solution?

          • misnomer58

            You are not black are you Yngblkcons, let's be honest for a change.

          • Yngblkcons

            Of course I'm black. Its a shame that you are unwilling to address my arguments and instead just start throwing personal insults.

          • misnomer58

            (tsk) Please Yngblkcos, it is your DNA, the blood that flows through our body that constitutes ethnicity, not the color hoodie you sport. You are about as black as the bottom of my right foot Yngblkcons. I've been addressing your so-called arguments ever since I came to this blog. And exactly what is so insulting about NOT being black? Hell, some of my best friends are non-black (LOL). What I find insulting is the likes of you folks that pretend to be black just to toss pooh at the black community. Like black folks will vote conservative/tea party because they are nothing more than a bunch of e brainwashed, dangerous, baby-killing, government-depended, whining, victims if they don't, right? (LOL) Tell me Yngblkcons, are you familiar with the words of MalcolmX?

          • Yngblkcons

            Given your lack of knowledge and lack of solutions, I don't blame you for resorting to baseless personal attacks.

            In my many posts here and elsewhere, I've never used the words you seek to put into my mouth.

            Also I've pointed out before what drives people's votes is idealogy, not race. Black conservatives don't win a significantly higher percentage of black votes than white conservatives because what matters is their idealogy, not their race. Of the 40 black Republicans who ran for office in 2010, the few who won did so despite the fact most blacks voted against them.

          • dockjohndanville

            FYI, here is where some things are being "…focused on and fixed…" I have linked to this previously in response to good ol' docjondenver's query about communal business' possibilities for success.
            This group is part of my son's study project for his last week of school. We will try to finish our garden this week, so I am so glad (and proud) that he will be exposed to this place down on Sweet Auburn, in Atlanta: http://www.trulylivingwell.com/about_us.html

          • Yngblkcons

            That's a really great project. Growing stuff is always fun (I've grown corn, strawberries and peppers in the past).

          • misnomer58

            What words would that be Yngblkcons? Mentor, role model, solution, community, roots. What, did they leave a peculiar taste in your mouth? The fact is black folks…or black Americans as the tea party movement fondly calls us these days…will vote for the person that supports people, regardless of the letter they sport. And for the Blacksphere and you, us darkies can tell when we are conversing with a someone that is not black. Most of us find folks that hijack the identities of people with the sole purpose of gaining a few votes is nothing more than tacky. Another reason why your efforts to increase the presence of color within this clan will remain a simply impossible.

            “Oh what a tangled web you weave when first you practice to deceive” ~Shakespeare “

          • Yngblkcons

            Talk of a magical race detector and misquotes of Shakespeare. Bravo.

          • Guest woman

            Most of us find folks that hijack the identities of people !!!

            Yep…. just Tacky… you are the hijacker here

          • authentic ant

            You are seriously stoopid, GW. But Romney loves you.

          • authentic ant

            GW, that's not me…it's a mindless libtard with no argument, but knows enough to know he's wrong about everything, so hi-jacks names like a childish criminal.

          • misnomer58

            :))))
            Drop the rocks "Guest women".

          • IGetIt

            It's the typical liberal way. Facts scare them :D

          • misnomer58

            You don't know much Yngblkcons. The only thing you can do is supply stats on your community. You don't know any of the faces to those status. You don't know how old these single mothers of byproducts were/are. You don't know if they were old enough to realize that they were even with child. You don't know if they were rape, You don't know if they were/are homeless. Other than regurgitating status there is simply not much else you know. No surprise there.

          • Yngblkcons

            First, I see no point in citing individual cases to buttress my argument unless I am rebutting an absolutist argument (if someone says this never happens one exception is all you need) or making a joke.

            People like stories (I saw a murder yesterday for the first time, this city is more and more dangerous!) but statistics (the number of murder that happened in the city vs prior years) are less flashy, but more useful.

            If you honestly believe that anyone in this country doesn't know any single mothers, I don't know what to tell you.

          • misnomer58

            You claim you are a "Young Black" Conservative. You have no problem pointing out every issue with your own community kind of like airing your poopy undies in a public square. I ask you why these things are happening in YOUR community and you (graciously) provide information about your lovely wife, which english is not her mother-tongue. Respectfully, there is nothing wrong with that, you should be proud she sound like a wonderful woman. So I ask you what YOU are doing to address these issues. Your answer is; after your lengthy daily commute, collecting your girls from school, taking them to Girl Scouts meetings and church, than homework, than reading and of course the ocassional PTA meetings, you just have no time. Hell, with a schedule like that I'm surprised you can even squeeze in the time to converse on this board, let alone poop, shower, eat and keep such a beautiful (young) woman satisfied.

          • misnomer58

            So, not only do you not understand the roles the leaders in YOUR community play and your sensitive analyzation of our community's "unintended byproducts" that most likely will not amount to much. You just don't have the time to try and make a difference. Unlike the five gentlemen I listed who happen to be raised by single-mothers. Oh yeah, kind of makes this 'black' conservatism stuff sound so…enticing. Guess that is why you are raising your girls as liberals, eh: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/02/22/indiana-lawma

          • Yngblkcons

            So what role do leaders play in our community? I differ from many (including apparently you) in that I don't think the state of the black community has much to do with politicians in modern times.

            We needed leaders (and organized action) back when we were seeking to overcome institutionalized discrimination, but for the past several decades we've been on a level playing field.

            Now, like every other class of Americans, they sky is the limit for us (Obama aside, there are some extraordinarily wealthy and powerful black Americans out there) and we all need to do our best to rise up.

            Neither our successes nor our failures should be blamed on our current leadership (seriously, what other ethnic group credits or blames its leadership for the decisions of individual members?).

          • misnomer58

            HA! you tell me Yngblkcons, this is your community, who are our leaders, name a few. If you have an ounce of blackness in you this will not be very hard at all. I'll wait.

          • Yngblkcons

            I doubt we have the same leaders since we sit on different sides of the politicial divide. There is no one I'd follow off a cliff, but Bill Cosby is the public figure whose pronouncements are most in line with my personal philosophy.

          • misnomer58

            Yes, Dr. Cosby is a very good man. A wonderful role model for many children in America. Very harsh worlds to the NAACP, very hard, but duly noted. Changes were made because of his words. Kweisi Mfume, who is also a good man. He had a difficult childhood and it's true he fathered quite a few kids outside of wedlock. However, the bond between his children and their mothers should be respected. It sorrowed me to see him step down. As for Rev. Jesse Jackson, powerful speaker, has a way of reaching many people. He was very instrumental in Keeping our Civil Rights Movement civil. I have no doubt he will serve our LGBT community well. I have much respect for him as well. Now for Benjamin Jealous, the current president of the NAACP, my knowledge of him is limited so will hold off commenting at this time.

          • Yngblkcons

            What changes in the NAACP were made because of Cosby's words? I don't see how there is much they could change because his speech was directed at the community, not the NAACP.

            As for Mfume, he's been out of it for a while (since at least 2004) and when he was in it his agenda was unclear. His big accomplishment was solving the debt problems of the NAACP, but he also got them into the game of pressuring deep pocketed companies to put more blacks in high profile positions.

          • Yngblkcons

            That sort of activity puts a lot of money into the coffers of the NAACP, wins them a lot of press coverage and helps a few people move up the corporate ladder, but its impact on the wider community is very limited. Jealous has largely continued that strategy, which is why you don't know what he's done despite his having been in office for four years.

            And the last thing you named about Jesse Jackson was his involved in the Civil Rights movement. That was quite some time ago. He's done stuff more recently (he was the first and only black guy prior to Obama to run a credible campaign) but most of whabut while freeing hostages is nice, it doesn't really impact the black community.

          • misnomer58

            I know Jesse Jackson, personally Yngblkcons. I've been in the same room with the man. I've not only listen to him but actually tossed around ideas with him. But you are correct, he has done so much more, like the release of Bobby Goodman, 22-Americans in Cuba and even spoke with Saddam Hussein prior to Desert Storm. But, Jesse Jackson was not the firs African-American man to take a run at becoming our great nation's leader, nor will he be the last. If nothing else Yngblkcons, he is a role model for your community's youngbloods. A man who will not hesitate to act verses sitting around tossing pooh at his own community speaks volume. At least, more than 'The Big Black Lie'.
            http://www.ask.com/wiki/List_of_African-American_

          • Yngblkcons

            Given that you know him, its telling that you didn't contradict my point that little he does in modern times has anything to do with the black community.

            Which is fine, because as I observed before, there isn't really much a leader can do at this stage. We have freedom, what we do with the freedom is a decision that rests with each individual.

            As for your list of black presidential candidates, clearly you missed my use of the word 'credible'.

          • misnomer58

            Not my list Yngblkcons It's from an online encyclapedia. If you have issues with the crediblity, best to contact them. Wait, according to you "anybody can make changes to the information", if this is true, that some how you are authorized to make changes to this site, well than there is no reason why you are not correcting the incorrect information…if you have the time, right?

          • Yngblkcons

            I not questioning the authenticity of the list, I'm pointing out that prior to Obama, the only black person who made a credible (or strong if you prefer) run at the presidency was Jesse Jackson.

            In terms of their prospects of winning or even just making a splash, all of the other candidates had as much chance of winning the presidency as the Charlotte Bobcats do of winning the trophy.

          • misnomer58

            Kind of like the current GOP pool, right?

          • authentic ant

            Obama is losing half the votes in his own primary to 'undecided' and some unknowns (including a convict). Must be Democrats are racists too. O recently held a speech/fundraiser for 700 people, only 500 showed up…and he even had reduced tickets for the 'working-class' at a mere $250 dollars. hahahaha.

          • authentic ant

            Gosh, did I just write that?? I just read it back and realized what an ignorant moron I am. Obama is running unopposed, so he won't be in a primary…So…like…how could he be "…losing half the votes in his own primary…"??
            God, I am one stupid mofo…

          • authentic ant

            Actuallly, Double-douche or whatever, YOU are the moron…you know who the 'unknowns' I referred to are?…State local Democrats running for the bid…look it up, genius.

          • misnomer58

            But, he has my respect. All of these gentlemen are leaders in your community Yngblkcons. It doesn't matter if they are Liberals or Conservatives. I doesn't matter if they always vote Democrat or Republican. It matters that they are ALL willing to take the time to serve their people, to help support our children regardless they come from a family with two parents or one or struggling on their own. They are there for them. "It takes a village to raise a child" ~African Proverb

          • authentic ant

            I can agree with what you say on principle, but we must keep in mind, our 'village' should not include bureaucrats and bumblers in Washington. Society and everything it entails (charity, teaching, the raising of children..) is local and should and cannot be administered by ignoramuses and control-freaks from a centralized capitol.

          • Yngblkcons

            The girl scout troop that let in the boy is clearly insane, and I would pull daughters from such a troop, but the troops my daughters are involved in are led by normal people.

            Meetings revolve around making handicrafts and planning field trips and cookie sales, not politics, and the meetings always end in a prayer.

          • misnomer58

            My point Yngblkcons, is apparently (to some, not all) Girl Scouts of America carries the liberal ideology teaching. Which is why American Heritage Girls a founded, to provide more of a conservative ideology teaching. Liberalism and conservatism don't have much to do with politics, the both are supposedly have more to do with ideology, is this not correct?

            "normal people", pretty interesting choice of words.

          • Yngblkcons

            The American Heritage Girls were founded in reaction to issues such as secularization. My daughters' troops meet in a church and pray after every meeting so I see no reason to move them.

          • misnomer58

            Personally, I wouldn't want you to Yngblkcons, at least they are being raised with a connection to the multicultural community. They will have passion to support fellow Americans no matter how they cast their vote. Just don't be shocked if one day you log onto the NAACP webpage and discover both of them have been members for years. It happens. My mom was our troop leader when we were both Brownies and then Girl Scouts. From there, we went on to serve the NAACP, been there since…Go figure. (LOL)

          • Guest woman

            Do you EVEN know who was one of the founders of the NAACP? She was not black !!!

          • misnomer58

            (LOL) THEY were not ALL African-Americans Guest woman and THEY were not ALL men.

            http://www.naacp.org/pages/naacp-history

          • Yngblkcons

            Part and parcel of satisfying my wife is helping her raise our daughters properly.

            Last and probably least, I never claimed that I picked my daughters up from school (they take the bus).

          • misnomer58

            (LOL) My bad Yngblk cons, I stand corrected. Please, accept my apology for such a thoughtless error.

    • ant

      I know of something like $787 billion in 'stimulus' and another $6 trillion of taxpayer dollars definitely wasted.

  • Lou

    From what I've read on the internet, conservative Gays and lesbians share the same views as you do. It's the liberal ones like Ben Savage that is not helping themselves with offensive stuff they say about conservatives. Hell, they even blamed blacks for not passing Gay marriage bill in California when a majority of blacks voted against it in California although it was a small percentage of California voters.

    • theblacksphere

      Conservative is the KEY!

      • misnomer58

        …to an empty room

        • blknred

          and liberalism is the key to a padded room.

          • misnomer58

            Y'all folks seem to be…challenged (I can be nice) when it comes to liberal/conservative and Democrat/Republican (or GOP) blknred. You being (supposedly) black and Republican (indicative of the 'red' part of your user id) has very little to do with being a conservative. There are blknblu that posses conservatism (which is an ideology). However, there are just as many whitenred that possess Liberalism, evident on the 'Republicans for Obama' fb page.

            Take for instance Colin Powell, the is a black registered Republican, who also possess a liberal ideology and has enough gumption to know the content of a man's character that could better lead the country he has dedicated his soul to and would proudly surrender his life for. Now if a man like this is in that there padded cell, well than, by all means, toss me the key, PLEASE and I have no problem begging. The man is a warrior of warriors. Some of you folks can't see beyond your…alphabets to save your life. Hell, call me a liberal, I have NO PROBLEM with that.

          • blknred

            I'm not challenged, just honest. Btw I am black and I'm actually conservative, but blkncon kinda has a negative connotation to it.

          • misnomer58

            (LOL) Yngblkcons has quite a few "negative connotation" about him blknred. And his elected screen name happens to be the least. Although, I do agree with you.

  • Yngblkcons

    I think the recent debate isn't about tolerance, but gay marriage. I'm not thrilled by the prospect, but I don't think it will change things. I don't know if being gay is genetic or learned or what have you, but I don't think most people are making a concious choice. If it causes some people who are entering into straight marriages to marry people of the same sex, that's okay, because I believe marriages which don't reflect the desires of both people don't end well (nods towards the ex-NJ governor).

    I've noted before, not everyone at every stage of their life is ready for marriage. A corollary to that is that unless a person marries someone that can fulfill there every need (this applies to straight relationships too, there are some guys that can't committ to one women, but feel a need to sample every women that passes by) that relationship isn't going to last.

  • Guest woman

    I did not marry my husbad to "fulfill" my every need. I cannot fulfill everyone 's needs, that is a personal job. I did marry my husband because we "share" basic beliefs about life…two individuals who decided to live together "legally" as man and wife. Married- not tied at the hip.

    LOVE is such a general word anyway………What is Love? For myself, it is a lot of subwords… and I attach those words to our relationship. Trust, Honor, Loyalty, Kindness, Compassion etc. And WE [ my husband and I ] do not agree every little thing for sure. The next word is Acceptance of each other exactly as we are and there are times we just agree to disagree.

    • Yngblkcons

      My point is that if one isn't attracted to someone, marriage is a bad idea. There are a lot of other criteria for what constitutes a good marriage, but attraction from the outset is one of them.

      • Guest woman

        Well yes, I agree, but then on the other hand I have met men who didn't "sexually" appeal to me, but the longer I took getting to "know them as friends" the sexier they became. Fortunately, for me, my husband still attracts me in all ways. :)

        • theblacksphere

          Interesting point is, "Could gays find the right hetero, given time?"

    • theblacksphere

      Nice post, Guest woman. Gays can have civil unions, ergo all "rights" as the married, but they don't need the word.

      • misnomer58

        Like in equal but seperate, right?

        • ant

          Yeah, like how Illegal aliens can be arrested 27 times for various offenses, not pay taxes (in fact, get tax refunds), protest our way of governance, go on the entitlement train, and still not get deported or jailed, but an American running a red-light or building a deck without a permit shall be prosecuted. Like that equal? Or is it more like a President that supports late-term abortions, but asks pregnant visitors to the White House to 'register' the baby? (yaknow, the number fixing the regime is so fond of in every aspect?) Like that? Or maybe, you mean equal, as in, administrations and Congress-critters, that evade taxes, take kick-backs, hand out America's money to cronies and family, and other corruptions, but often-times don't veven get so much as a slap on the wrist. Could you or I get away with that?

        • Yngblkcons

          Clever point, but wouldn't allowing same sex civil unions which convey all the legal benefits of marriage (something only a minority of states do according to Wikipedia) be functionally the same as marriage? The term civil union isn't quite as romantic as marriage, but if its functionally the same thing…

          Also, given that you appear to view same sex marriage as a civil right, are you happy with Obama's latest position ('I'll leave it up to the States')?

          • misnomer58

            After all "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet". I can support same-sex marriage just as much as I can support civil union. I just find it strange that if they are the same, than why not call them the same? They both have a 50/50 chance of ending in divorce. Or, shall we call that civil-termination instead of divorce, like it would make that process any more…civil. ;}

            Personally, I think it was pretty weak of President Obama to "leave it up to the states" (didn't hear him make that statement). I don't have a lot of faith in quite s few state. We are suppose to be the "United States" of American, One Nation Under God. Am I correct? The United States of America needs to have page, with one set of rules design to serve ALL of 'We The People'. Kind of like the Constitution…on steroids.

  • Guest woman

    Cont. But back to the topic ………. I think the President of the United States needs to be required to look at the overall nation as a whole……..to invite the "people" to enjoin rather than divide the "Pursuit of Happiness". There have always been people who have "more" i.e. money and things, and Yea! I am all for them………… then there are people who have "less"…….. and Yea ! for them. WE ALL….. have the innate ability to choose the right path, do the work, accomplish whatever WE have the desire to do. If I do not aspire to greatness like some other people do, that is OKAY !! I don't want them to "give me their life"………as I enjoy mine just like it is. If at some point I want "more", then I will "do more" to get where I want to be.

  • JacqueDarcy

    Bottom line: treat others with respect. Disagreements will happen and "different" people may be indeed "different" in a hurtful way, but not all are.

    No doubt some people who have tattoos and seem dangerous are thugs, and I think wisdom comes from knowing when to be cautious and when to say "He's cool. He won't hurt me."

  • Angie

    I think this is a great article. I believe when government/education tries to get involved and convince people their way is the right way, it demeans the cause and actually insinuates people cannot think for themselves. As a Christian conservative white woman, I would vote for a purple president if they valued life and respected the constitution. Obama does not ealize the main role of president is to keep us safe and help defend and protect our freedoms our forefathers have fought so hard to protect but this current president has ideals contrary to that and it is really unfortunate that a man like Martin Luther King, a wonderful man who tried to bring people together, could not have been our first black president who is probably rolling over in his grave to have a man like Obama who has done more to divide this country than to bring it together.

    • misnomer58

      Best to back off praising them founding dudes Angie. Some folks didn't take too kindly to being slaves. Just because a boat load of yahoos found (ha-ha) some land and scribbled a few lines one a piece of paper doesn't qualify them for sainthood. How many amendments are there to that there constitution by the way?

      • Angie

        Misnomer – "founding dudes"? I think the real issues today come from people that cannot move past the past. Slavery was horrible and thankfully the people realized that. We had great leaders to fight for freedom and we now get to live in a free country but unfortunately this administration and so many like Obama want to take us back to those days of division and hatred/class warfare, etc. by having government impose themselves in our lives, giving special "rights" to people like gays and minorities, not based on their character or abilities, but based on skin color/lifestyle choice and there is absolutely no freedom in that.

        • misnomer58

          Took 'the people' decades to make that correction Angie, we are talking over 300 years. Than an additional 65+ year to obtain equal rights. How is this administration and so many like Obama are taking us back? To what days of hatred, at what period in our history was tha? What days of class warfare, what years did such warfare take place? What special right are gays and minorities getting? So what you're saying is if "gays and minorities" have the same kinds of rights as the Mayflower crowd that they are being treated "special" in some kind of way? See, Your statement is the reason why a majority of "We The People" don't want to have anything to do with this Conservative/tea party hogwash. Tell me Angie, are you under the impression that them founding dudes gave you, as a woman, the rights YOU have today?
          http://www.infoplease.com/timelines/slavery.html http://www.infoplease.com/spot/womenstimeline1.ht

          • ant

            Nonsense. just to answer one of your questions, "..are you under the impression that them founding dudes gave you, as a woman, the rights you have today?" In a sense, yes, now it started out that only property owners could vote, and there was a good reason for that, as we see in evidence today, it was to prevent the People from 'voting themselves money', which has become a major problem in the 'entitlement classes' today. Maybe it wasn't right that women weren't 'property owners' back then, but then, we didn't suffer the same societal moralistic degradation, ie. 'women need a man like a fish needs a bicycle'. But those wrongs have been corrected, as America, alone as a nation compared to most of the world, eventually corrects it's mistakes, whether it's women's suffrage or slavery..it is, I know it's hard for you to accept, THE PAST…ask yourself what happens to gays, for example, in other parts of the world, and let me know when we hang them in the public square here.

            What 'special rights' do minorities have?..please, you can't be serious. Don't like the US?….see ya…buh-bye!

          • authentic ant

            Comment above seriously edited due to length…many.many aspects to consider…for example, it wasn't exactly accurate to say that women didn't own property in the past, they did, but then again..consider, were there car dealerships with electronic voting booths and a bus to take you to the polls back in 1850? Would a person living in a cabin in the western territories, hunting and trading beaver pelts have easy access to let Washington hear his voice? Was that trader 'disenfranchised'? Ridiculous liberal trait to assume yesterday, today, and tomorrow are all the same…and that the future can be won by looking back in anger…a stupidity of liberal thought.

          • dockjohndanville

            We all thank you for adding to your incredibly idiotic screed, numb nuts. I'm sure mis is hanging on your every word.

          • authentic ant

            Yes, yes, you know we are ALL Mayflower descendants….damn fool.

          • misnomer58

            (LOL) Pretty soon you folks will be known as Caucasian-American authentic ant. Or in the world of conservatism, it will most likely be American-Caucasian. (LOL)

          • authentic ant

            How about just American? Oh, I forgot….can't win elections without divisive 'us vs them' warfare rhetoric.

          • misnomer58

            Au contraire mon frere ant. My mother's anscestors were here long before the Arrival of the Mayflower and my father's acestors were brought here in 1619, About 54 years prior to the Mayflower's arrival at Cape Cod.

          • Angie

            The Tea Party simply wants the government to listen to the people and let the people have more choices and not have government tax and spend more of our hard earned money….how you would find that "hogwash" again tells me that you think the government knows better than the people when this democratic government does more to keep the people dependent on them, as the US grows more dependent on foreign countries, and the poor people stay poor and it does nothing to help the people, only this golf/vacation loving president. The last person I want to tell me what is best for me is the likes of Barack Obama or his party that seem to think murdering babies is okay, it is okay if a black/white/purple person works hard and achieves success but if they achieve too much success, it is okay for government to take more from them to give to places I do not support like planned parenthood, etc. – misnomer you and I will continue to disagree on this issue but you speak volumes when you state you think the Tea Party is hogwash and that this president wants what is best for you….you are very naive.

          • authentic ant

            Don't forget..when it comes to liberals we are dealing with the insane. Only in liberal land would a group of citizens that want a government to control their spending and abide by the Constitution be considered 'radical extremists'…only in liberal land would George Zimmerman be a caucasian and Elizabeth Warren a minority.

          • Angie

            Ha – authentic, good points.

          • misnomer58

            Who ever said that George Zimmerman was white authentic ant? And who in America doesn't have a little color in them. Do a little digging in your own closet and YOU might even find a couple of darkies hinding back theres somewhere. Best be careful though, you may find out you were a hermaphrodite at birth. Let that be the reason why your man-boobs get tender, your face looks starts taking on the apperance of a big pepperoni pizza, your lower back gets achy, you develope an uncontrollable hankering for chocolate and you tend to get all sensitive over nothing with bouts of pure bitchines for a week or so every month. Could also explain why your cousins all call you aunty instead of ant. (LOL)

          • authentic ant

            Ah…your intellect shines through more with every post…..Loser!!!! And, keep in mind, I exclaim that with the utmost enthusiasm…with twits like you on their side, it's no wonder liberalism and the Democrats are circling the drain. You're pathetic. Buh-bye….so sad…..y'all gonna have to take your idiocracy to some remote island without us 'mean old conservatives' to interfere with your raging ignorance and insanity….you'll most likely wipe yourselves out within a generation, but, hey, God can only tolerate idiots so far.

          • misnomer58

            On may, guess I hit a nerve there ant. (LOL) It's all good, I was just joshin' around with you. You know, pokin' some fun at you, that all. But, there is a reason for them mood swings good buddy. Again, I am not a liberal or a conservative. I'm a moderate, I am open to supporting anything that is need at the time to support ALL of 'We The People'. I am not a Democrat or a Republican. I will cast my vote based on the content of the candidate's character. Finally; WORD has it Newt is planning an American Moon Station to be completed by 2020. Think about it aunty, a whole new land. Hell y'all folks would even have some black conservatives and black tea party 'patriot' to cultivate a new nation…for dirt cheap…again.

          • misnomer58

            You have already to me this Angie, several times. Aren't you a little curious as to the reason why folks of color aren't attracted to the tea party movement, black or white? Well I'll tell you, again. They don't like the language coming from the tea party movements, we find it offensive, insulting, a little remedial when it comes to knowledge of US history and down right disrespectful when it comes to the man 'We The People' elected to lead our great nation. The movement lost a majority of the minority communities within the first year of its birth by not addressing known supremacist activities within the organization by Mark Williams to be exact, he finally stepped down with a little pressuring from the NAACP. However, his posse still remains and they are as nasty as he was. The majority of 'We The People' including many Republicans want the tea party movement out of our houses Angie, they have cause many, many problems and offered no solution. Too many people are suffering from this recessy bullcrap, we will be cleaning house.
            http://blog.reidreport.com/2010/07/tea-partier-ma

          • blknred

            I'm curious. Is the "we" you're referring to the same "we" that disrespected the previous president on a daily basis? Is it the same "we" that has falsely claimed that the tea party used the n word at congressmen, but no proof has been shown? Is it the same "we" that chooses not to look to historical facts and see that the democratic party has been for discrimination and segregation since its founding? If so, I guess "we" have a problem.

          • Yngblkcons

            The Tea Party is an attempt to move the Republican Party in particular and the country in general further to the right so it would be a very surprising thing if the Tea Party boasted much in the way of black members (in the past three presidential elections at least 90% of blacks have voted Democratic).

            As I've observed before, due to the ways state's rights has been invoked in the past (in the defense of slavery and Jim Crow) its never going to resonate in the black community.

            The backlash against Clinton's abandoned healthcare proposal was only slightly less strong that the backlash against Obama's healthcare law, so clearly the motivating factor for most Tea Partiers is idealogy, not race. Obama wasn't any blacker in 2010 than he was in 2008.

        • misnomer58

          Would you feel the same about the good Dr. King if you were to find out he was not a Republican or a Conservative Angie?
          http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2011/j

          • Angie

            Misnomer – I used to vote democrat myself so I think the party affiliation label can be deceiving. The democrat party has become anti-Christian, anti-life party and I believe, based on what I know the character of MLK to be, and according to his neice who I have great respect for as well, he would be supporting the conservatives and calling out Obama on policy and rhetoric that divides and does not unite. You cannot go by what people "say" but their actions and MLK was a man of faith who walked the walk and IMO would never support a divisive party who promotes class warfare and racial hatred (their intrusion into the Trayvon case as a hate crime for example with Al and Jesse at the front of that) – real racism happened and I think MLK would cringe at the accusations made of racism and politically correctness today versus the true inhumane racism that happened when MLK was alive.

          • misnomer58

            Yeah, I've heard you proclaim you use to be a liberal many times Angie. You also have a habit of lumping people together and assigning them the exact same character, stereotyping is what it's commonly called. As for the King family; him, his wife Coretta, his sons Martin Luther King III and Dexter King, along with his Daughter Bernice King, all claimed neither the Democrat or the Republican party. If anything they were Independent, moderate Independents the cast their votes by the content of the candidates' character. They prefered to be known solely as Civil/Human Rights activist. In fact, Dexter and Bernice feuded in public about Bernice's conservative religious views were against the family's legacy. they even went to court in 2009, but ended up settling out of court. To this day Bernice has NEVER claimed conservatism publicly. As for Alveda, respectful woman I'm sure, but she is just his niece, his brother's daughter. Best to brush up on the family history, you are a little challenged on parts.

          • authentic ant

            You got some nerve…just one post ago you profess to speak for the whole black race, and then you speak of stereotyping…with hypocritical chutzpah like that, you should work for MSNBC or the White House. I suggest MSNBC, personally, then you'd be the only black person on the whole 'lean forward' unbiased, tolerance team….oh, that's sarcasm, BTW….I know you're a little slow. Don't be too offended, at least I can despise you for the idiot that you are without bringing your mother and family into it….unlike you.

          • misnomer58

            Never "the whole black race" ant, just the majority. Folks like Kevin Jackson, Yngblkcons (ha-ha) and the rest of the conservative crew prefer to be silos and I can respect that. This is not a stereotype. A stereotype, ant, would be if I stuck men like Colin Powell and Rev Jesse Lee Peterson and Bill Cosby and Kevin Jackson in a group and said "them dudes are nothing but a bunch of retarded hooded-sheets, a bunch of uneducated thugs that will NEVER amount to nothin'. See the difference? Stereotyping (aka: profiling) is the most common degree of racism? I'm quite aware of your PMS…I mean sarcasm dude, nothing that a nice glass of red wine couldn't knock the edge off, make sure it's served at room temperature and no more than 16 oz. Just a suggestion…

            And I NEVER said word1 about your mother.

          • Angie

            Just saw this – misnomer – you have not ever heard me claim to be a liberal, much less many times – I have posted like 5 or 6 total comments on this site to date, I stated I used to be a registered democrat/vote democrat to which the switch has caused much heated arguments with my family (mom and dad to be precise), even though I respect them and their views. But I have NEVER been a liberal PERIOD!! I have always been prolife and once I realized the prolife voice is not welcomed in the democrat party, that is when I questioned all of it and switched over. I am not loyal to a party but to the character. Just wanted to clear that up for you!!

      • Yngblkcons

        The founding fathers didn't walk on water, but they were great men and the Constitution is a remarkable document.

        The existence of Amendments isn't a sign of weakness, its a sign of the flexibility of the founders, who did the best they could but allowed for the possibility that later generations might have different ideas.

        • misnomer58

          There corrections Yngblkcons. Try calling it what they really are. The wouldhave been better off your jotting down the 10 Commandments and calling it a night.

          • authentic ant

            Hmmm. what's worse, a system that strives to correct itself (and planned it as such)..or a Party that steamrolls ahead through bullsh*t, mis-representation, egotistical elitism, failed policy, G-damn lies!, and criminality?…..Uhhh, I'm a liberal, I'll need some time to think about it…….

          • misnomer58

            That would depends authentic ant, is 'a system' referring to the system that allowed slavery for over 300+ years while stiving to correct itself..and planned it as such. And is the party you are referring to the Republican party that has been hijacked by the tea party movement that continues to steamroll ahead through bullsh*t, mis-representation, egotistical elitism, failed policy, G-damn lies!, and criminality?….Uhhh, I didn't know you are a liberal, and please, take all the time you need…and then some.

          • authentic ant

            Hmmm, yes…slavery. Such a wide and varied definition, actually, of what constitutes a slave…you could say it's very much alive and well. But, since it happened and there isn't much within my power to do anything about the past (besides elect an incompetent, narcissistic fraud into the White House as some sort of evidence of my 'color-blindness' and guilt) I suppose I shall take slavery, along with the Native Americans' treatment, British & Spanish colonialism, the Crusades, the Irish famine, the Holocaust, and the eating of the apple in The Garden, and mold them together into a great onus, which I shall carry throughout life. If I spend the rest of my days, ashamed, head hung low in constant grief, sorrow, and guilt, will that satisfy you libtards? Perhaps I could buy a whip and self-flaggelate my back on a regular basis. Funny, I thought Jesus came here to redeem a fallen human condition….turns out it was just us white Americans all along.

          • misnomer58

            Aw, now that rich authentic ant, as if anyone could mistake you white boyz for JC and the gang. Nevertheless, it is refreshing to hear you acknowledge that you understand the mistreatment of so very many citizens in our great nation. Can't speak for all them "libtards" but, I almost felt a connection between both our feelings of remorse, even with your sarcastic tone. I wish others could see that when they glorify them founding dudes, it really is like a slap in the face to some folks. (heavy sigh) A women can only dream, right?

            "Thou shalt have none other gods before me." ~Deuteronomy 5:7

          • Meshuggahboy

            Funny how you quote the Bible – ever read the item about "bearing false witness"? It would be nice if you'd stop pretending to be a victim and turning your whole life into one big lie. No one is mistreating you.

            Should I feel sorry for Michael Jordan or Oprah just because they're black? The difference between them and you – they don't just sit on their asses waiting for life to happen for them.

          • Guest woman

            Methinks she is the Author of the Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

            I can see that finger waving in the air….

          • misnomer58

            "Methinks" is that some of that Glenn Beck Jargon Guest woman? Cause I know damn well Shakespeare is WAY over your head girlfriend. And do you even know what that movie was about? I certainly don't have a problem being the author of a 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman' not one little bit. Now my turn. You must be the author of that broad that fell down the rabit hole, Alice I believe is her name. Or, is 'Secret Diary Of A Call Girl' more your speed…oopsy, I meant "Methinks" you are the author of the Secret Diary Of A Call Girl? (LOL)

          • Guest woman

            You really ought to check with a doctor to see if all this is your Bi-polar meds not workings. Seriously. Crawl your ass out of the past and into TODAY……. then you can even consider tomorrow.. once you have caught up with the rest of us.

          • misnomer58

            Seriously Guest woman, don't you worry your pretty little head about the whereabouts of a person like me. Wouldn't want it to explode now would you? ;}

          • misnomer58

            I was raised Missionary Baptist Meshuggahboy, I've read that there good book y'all treasure more than you have changed your undies. I'm not a victim, I'm a fighter, raised in a military family. Don't much care if you feel sorry for Michael Jordan or Oprah I can guarantee both could care less how you feel about them. And currently I'm standing, in my kitchen, I rarely have time to sit. Enjoy your evening…dude.

          • Meshuggahboy

            You're no fighter, you're a whiner just like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, trying to lay a guilt trip on every white person in existence because of something perpetrated on people that you've never met and have no connection to. I don't recall hearing the Jews whining about the Haulocaust, which is far more recent than slavery in America, so why can't you get over it? Just too easy to complain instead of reunite, obviously.

          • misnomer58

            WOW, The Holocaust did not take place in our great nation Meshuggahboy. Although there were black people in Nazi Germany, they were not American citizens. I have no doubt our Jewish-American community share the same sorrow as our African-Americans community and even are connected in many cases. You just need to reach out and talk to them. Our fight is and has always been for the citizens of the United States of America and it always will be. We as a nation will continue to address crimes against humanity as we always have. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
            http://www.ask.com/wiki/Black_people_in_Nazi_Germ
            http://www.ask.com/wiki/The_Holocaust
            http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001286.html
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x8zBzxCwsM&ob
            http://www.globalissues.org/article/490/united-st
            http://www.ask.com/wiki/United_States_Holocaust_M

          • authentic ant

            "Our fight has always been for the citizens of the United States…." Hmmm….maybe you should read the quote, that you've posted twice now, one more time…"Injustice ANYWHERE is a threat to justice everywhere".

          • misnomer58

            Already addressed your concerns in my previous comment authentic ant. Even provided a link for information on global issues. Feel free to refer to it as many times as needed.

          • Meshuggahboy

            So anything that didn't happen to black people in the US doesn't count and isn't a fair comparison? Just another example of how self-absorbed the left is.

          • misnomer58

            Already addressed your concerns in my previous comment Meshuggahboy authentic ant. Even provided a link for information on global issues. Feel free to refer to it as many times as needed.

          • Yngblkcons

            I agree with you that Sharpton and Jackson are complaining about an America that no longer exists, but its worth bearing in mind that Jim Crow occured in the living memory of older blacks and that slavery didn't end with the Civil War.

            Two books I recommend are At The Dark End of the Street and Slavery by Another name.

            End of the Street is a really fascinating book because while most people (including me prior to the book) see Rosa Parks as a symbol of passive resistance (refusing to move from her bus seat) in fact she was an active leader in the civil rights movement, the NAACP's point woman on rape cases (human nature being what it is, the fact white men could rape black women with no fear of prosecution made life unpleasant for many black woman and girls).

          • Yngblkcons

            Slavery by Another name shows that for thousands of blacks, slavery didn't end with the conclusion of the Civil War (it didn't die out until 1945). Basically, the justice systems of many Southern states worked hand in hand with private industry (large farms and mines) to reinstitute slavery.

            There were trials (often on spurious charges) involving misdemeanors such as vagrancy (which didn't mean being homeless, it meant not being able to prove that you worked for a white man) in which people were sentenced to pay small fines which were nevertheless more than they could afford.

            Then a businessman (sometimes the judge himself) would buy the debt and make the person promise to work for him for a set period of time. The slavery system of old gave masters some incentive to maintain the health of their slaves (the longer they lived, the longer they could work for you) but the new system ofterred no such incentive and the per year mortality rate of the new class of slaves far outstripped that of slaves in the past.

          • misnomer58

            Read the book Yngblkcons, it was required reading when I was in school. It is a very good book, full of facts and a bit of intellectual thinking. For the sake of you re-writing the whol book, what is your point?

            http://www.ask.com/wiki/Timeline_of_African-Ameri

          • Meshuggahboy

            I don't doubt that many injustices occurred after the Civil War, but I'm not going to split hairs trying to figure out exactly when the atrocities ended. My point is that they aren't happening now, and people like misnomer are just riding on the backs of the real victims. All they're doing is bringing the country down, and it's disgusting.

          • Yngblkcons

            I don't know about riding on the backs of real victims, but I as I've said before, I believe that America is a very different place than it was back in the 1960's and that it is silly to say otherwise.

          • misnomer58

            "Victims" who are the victims Meshuggahboy? (LOL) People like misnomer had no issues until the tea party movement sprung up, speaking ill of the man "We The People" had elected to be our leader with such a racial undertone many folks in many minority communities requested the NAACP to address their concerns. http://blog.reidreport.com/2010/07/tea-partier-ma

          • Meshuggahboy

            Yeah, and I'll bet you never said anything bad about any other president, especially Bush, did you. And there's no "racial undertone" needed – he f-cking sucks no matter what color he is. You just keep playing that race card, we already expected it since he was elected – but just remember you only have a few months left and then he and his skank wife will be gone.

          • misnomer58

            I lost family under W. Bush's second term Meshuggahboy. So I can't think of any nice words to use on the man. However, I like his wife, she is a good person and made a fine First Lady. I wish her healthy and happy. And hardly think 54 months can be worded as "a few month". Six-months and a 2nd term is more accurate.

          • Meshuggahboy

            What a joke. Did Bush come into your relatives' homes and shoot them in their sleep? That has to be the stupidest, most extreme example I've ever seen of the left attributing everything that happens in their lives to the governement. Thanks for the laughs, even though they weren't intentional.

          • authentic ant

            Suck it, shugg.

          • ant

            Oh, double douche, you're SOOO clever.

          • misnomer58

            I answered your question Meshuggahboy and I refuse to give Bush any more of my time. In other words; this topic is DONE. Best to let it go.

          • authentic ant

            Is it 'cause he's white? You're a racist!!

          • misnomer58

            I love my race authentic ant, especially black men. I love the way they strut, the way they talk real smooth and low, the way they smile, the way they clean up, like shiny new pennies that sparkle in the sun, the way they gaze into my soul, especially when they want something. I also love that about black women. So If that is what you mean by "racist"…than yes, yes authentic ant I am a racist. ABSOLUTELY, and I can live with that.

            But that is not why I choose to erase Bush from my memory. And as far as I'm concern, Romney is just another Bush, only Romney has a lot of sons.

          • misnomer58

            What was the tea party movement's responce? They decided to use a bunch of darkies to deliver the very same message of hate this time using peeps like Herman Cain and his "black folks are brainwashed and afraid to step off the plantation". Allen West and his "I'm the modern-day Harriet Tubman". Rev. C.L. Bryant and his epic motion picture 'The Run Away Slave' and do I dare to mention Kevin Jackson and is best-selling book (ha-ha) 'The Big Black Lie'. All which has done nothing more than to open up wounds and bad memories among the elders in the African-American community, all just to capture a few colored votes. Not to mention the bearing vicious false witness on folks like Rev Al Sharpton, Rev Jesse Jackson, the NAACP (which is a orgranization of American citizen) are nothing more that a bunch of racist thugs. ALL (including me) which are Civil/Human Right activist, worked right along side of the good Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You want folks like misnomer to begone, than it's best to tell the tea party movement (black and white) to STFU, and I mean that in the kindest way possible.

          • misnomer58

            Rosa Park's was and will always be known Civil/Human Rights activist Yngblkcons. Her involvement with the NAACP was common knowledge. Her refusing to move from her bus seat didn't have ANYTHING to do with any rape case. According to your own knowledge, it didn't have to, right? From where I'm sitting, this all sounds like news to you…before you read 'End of the Street' of course. Some folks didn't have to read that book to know their history.However, at least you are learning it.

            Yep, a mere 47-years ago it would have been perfectly legal for your own daughters to be tooled for some snot-nosed, pimple-faced, bad-teeth, reject kid of your boss-man to enter into manhood, producing your grandchildren at 14…13…12 years of age…if it wasn't for them "racist thugs".

          • double

            Sure it was, racists love having intercourse and producing grandchildren wth those races they deem inferior, was Caligula at this party too?

          • misnomer58

            Well double, IF Caesar Salad counts, than yes, yes he was at this party. Actually, he has been at many of these parties, with crackers..I mean croutons and all (dark bread of course). ;}

          • Yngblkcons

            I knew Rosa Parks was involved with the NAACP as a secretary, I didn't know she was their point person on sexual assault cases before that.

            Her refusing to move from the bus had nothing to do with sexual assault, but that action did mean that both the NAACP and Mrs. Parks decided it would be best to move her from the front lines (at that point it was felt the best thing she could do was be a symbol of nonviolence resistance).

          • misnomer58
          • misnomer58

            I'm going to ask you just this once authentic ant, to listen to this whole clip in its entirety. Listen to every single spoken word…Please.
            "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix-AMYos0Js"

          • dockjohndanville

            That is a good clip, mis. As a matter of fact, I am inclined to call it a great clip. But here is the problem with sharing that clip with our (somewhat thinking-challenged) fellow Americans on this crappy blog:

            they question, or don't believe in, indisputable scientific fact; they question, or don't believe in, indisputable historic fact.

            So while Rev. Wright builds his talk on known and indisputable historic facts, these chowderheads will never get it.

            I love you misnomer. I hope you don't waste too much more of your time staring at this depressing blog. Trying to get through to an absolute shit for brains like ant is a fool's errand.

          • misnomer58

            Thank you kindly dockjohndanvile. I'm beginning to see tha many on this page is just…challenged when it comes to anything they have not yet been told to challenge. Personally I have a feeling these "chowderheads" are destin to get the meaning to Rev. Wright's outrage when they are huddled around the radio on Moon-America, desperately awaiting word on when they can expect the arrival of the 'SS BlackPower' to save their asses from them local natives they tried to enslave and use in building yet another great nation. Told them "Chowderheads" them shackles wouldn't hold…(LOL)

            I got much love for you dockjohndanville and I hope our paths will continue to cross.

          • authentic ant

            Yeah, can't wait till the black community starts that space program and rescues us…in the meantime, let me know when Africa pulls itself into at least the early 20th century.

          • misnomer58

            Soon, authentic ant, soon. Change may not come with speed and it may not come without pain. But, it will come, our own history has taught us it will come.

          • authentic ant

            Change will not come under liberalism. The whining remains the same, with everyone from Sharpton to Harris-Perry. A black WOMAN with a college degree and a profitable law career gets a paid gig as a 'contributor' on the National news and STILL gripes about 'sexism and racism' in America. Really? I'll trade wages with that 'victim' anyday.

          • misnomer58

            :))) Not dating much eh authentic ant? Don't tell me them strong-arse women like Melissa Harris-Perry, Tamron Hall, Alex Wagner and Fredricka Whitfield piss you off? SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP! (LOL)
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWxrU2lmBhY

          • double

            Strong? Whining and griping is not 'strong'.

          • authentic ant

            See, there I go again, just being a shithead just for the sake of being a shithead. You'd think I could tone down my shithead act when addressing a member of a proud military family right as we swing into Memorial Day weekend, but I'm just too much of a shithead. Darn it.

          • misnomer58

            No worries authentic ant, nothing you can say will cause the hearts of mothers, wives and daughters to ache any more or less on this Memorial Day weekend. We will always carry the love for our warriors, our babies, men (and women) that paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for our great nation. Besides, I've grown use to your unbridled behavior. Personally, I think you are an excellent candidate for any branch of our military, Coast Guard comes to mind. Tell me anty, what are the plans for your future?

          • authentic ant

            To help send the Kenyan fraud and his gorilla wife Moochelle Antoinette back to Chicago.

          • double

            Don't be too hard on yourself. I, myself, being liberal, firmly believe our troops are rapists, murderers, and baby-killers, wholly undeserving of any 'memorials'.

          • IGetIt

            I'll be sure to let them know that while they're putting thier lives on the line to protect your sorry arse. MORON!

          • IGetIt

            IF you know your history, which clearly you don't know ALL of it, you'd know that blacks weren't sold into slavery solely by whites. Blacks sold other blacks, Muslims sold black slaves, AND all slaves were NOT black. There were white men, women and children sold or traded as well. The sex trade industry doesn't care what color skin you have, they only see the color green.

  • Guest woman

    Ya know, I've been reading a lot about NOW… you go to the doctor… for an allergy shot , let's say. THEN they ask you – "Do you feel safe in your home?" ha ha ha ha… As if ! Little secret spies set up to try and find "some kind of way" to insert themselves into our homes/lives. It is scary, to think that I will be asked those kinds of questions BEFORE I get an allergy shot… of course, ME, I would say NUNYA………and if they didn't give me the allergy shot- oh well. More scary is if people are denied real important health services because they refuse to answer some stupid questions… and are NOT EVEN AWARE of what is going on. I don't where it is written, but I am pretty sure it IS written into some of the "laws" being passed.

    I wonder how many people don't feel safe in their homes? I know I do……… then I have MADE it my haven……..and I can tell ya, anyone who tries to invade could have some serious consequences.

    • Yngblkcons

      Do you have a link to your source? That's a disturbing claim, but I've never heard of the National Organization for Women providing medical services.

      • ant

        I have heard what Guest Woman's talking about over a year ago. You go to the doctor, fill out the form and get asked questions such as, "Do you own any firearms?". "How many?", Then you're asked specifics on location, such as 'gun cabinet?, 'safe?', 'where do you keep your ammo?'

        Reminds me of the joke…'Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean you're not being followed'..trust this regime? Not on your life.

      • Guest woman

        Actually I cannot remember where I read some of this, but I have a friend…who was asked this question just this morning…. just sayin. I'll look back

      • Guest woman

        http://psychcentral.com/blog/discuss/18566/ <<<<< talking from a doctor's point of view… kind of obtuse… but let me reiterate, my friend [ a 40 yr old man] went to get a shot for his poison ivy breakout. So? What does him feeling safe at home have to do with poison ivy? Or possibly owning a gun [ which he does]? Other news items this week are about kids being asked on a test [ 8th graders, I think] to "tell a secret" in writing… of course the teachers are saying it is all about learning to write… nah…. they can ask a cazillion other ways/ questions to get a kid to write a story…

  • misnomer58

    It made me cry 'ant'. The needless, senseless death of a living, beathing child always makes me cry. So what are you doing about it? You are all over the board like a red ant on a wet pig, ululating about stuff gone bad (in your opinion), but offer very little if anything else. Are you related to Trayvon Martin, beside community-wise?

    • authentic ant

      Nice try, double-douche, hijacking names again, I see. Pathetic. You liberals are so pathetic we actually need to invent a new word to more strongly describe just what a lowly, sad, ignorant, band of gutter-snipes and criminals you actually all are.

      PS.."the needless, senseles death of a living, breathing child always makes me cry.." Ha! Except in the womb or partially born, huh? You guys should have just killed Trayvon in utero and saved us all the trouble of the race-baiting circus act that is Obama and the press.

      • misnomer58

        WOW, I'm kinda wishing your mama had of gotten the hang of using a few asprins there 'authentic ant', or at least learned to swallow. And I mean that in the kindest way possible. You can't force women to become mothers. They will abort legally or not. And you need to learn the difference between race-baiting and racial profiling. "partially born" kind of like almost pregnant, right?

        • authentic ant

          You need to learn something…anything…Are you really this stupid? You can't be? Noone could be that stupid. Just this one post of yours almost physically reeks of idiocy and an inability to think on the level of most humans. I mean that in all sincerity, I feel bad for you…no comprehension or thinking skills what so ever…none. Crafting childish insults from your anal cranium shelter is no way to go through life. You'd almost be better off ending up dead like that punk-ass, criminal Trayvon, gansta-bitch, ugly Saint Skittles, mouth-breathing MFer that got what he deserved.

    • Yngblkcons

      17 is pretty far from a child, but Trayvon was a guy walking along minding his own business when a play cop with a gun decided to force a confrontation.

      As I've said, Trayvon's mistake wasn't in beating the stalker who followed him in the night (behaviour I don't associate with anyone sane in our out of neighborhood watch) but in not beating him unconcious or dead.

      Perhaps Zimmerman will serve time in prison, perhaps justice will find him via another avenue, perhaps he's walk away laughing. Time will tell.

  • authentic ant

    "Kind of hard to even think about engaging in any kind of conversation with you if you can't even show enough respect to use folk's appropriate names." Hahahahah! Really doiuche-bitch?

  • authentic ant

    Not so good, douche-el, since Obama has made it historically hard to find work, I've tried the Kenyan's 'economic genius' of borrowing and spending my way into prosperity…hey, guess what? It doesn't work,,,then again,from Obumbler's standpoint, it's not SUPPOSED to…

    Sorry, if that was a little too technical or relevant or sarcastic for your primitive cognitive skills…would it help if I drew pictures for you?

  • authentic ant

    How about whole litarded cities that have 'abridged' that right? Will that work? Obama's not so much about taking guns away yet, right now he's been kinda focused on giving them to drug cartels and street gangs…the taking away comes later. As he and the First Wookie says, "Change takes time…", especially when Americans are not so complacent and willing to role over as the average libtard, the cancer that covers 20% of America.

  • authentic ant

    So I DO need to draw pictures…even simple sarcasm is too much for your teeny, little brain. So sad..you truly are a mindless Obamabot.

  • misnomer58

    At this point, I just know authentic ant is not very original and duh-duh-definitely has issues. I'm a correct dockjohndanville?

  • Yngblkcons

    Punishing kids when they do something wrong doesn't reveal a lack of empathy, not punishing them does.

    But I confess that my daughters are only 7 and 11, so I don't have any experience raising teenagers.

  • Angie

    You know I find it ironic that as a society we have come so far in regards to racial issues and tolerance and acceptance of various people groups, races, yet this first black president continues to pretend like there are still people that do not agree with him strictly because he is black and the dems call Christian Conservatives "intolerant" – in my personal experience with my liberal democrat family members, they are more hippocritical and intolerant of race and religion than any conservative person I know – example…If my daughter brings home a black man (she being a white woman) to marry, I accept it with open arms if he loves her, loves Jesus, etc. but my democrat family members would probably disown her – the very people in your party, which goes back to this article and why I like it – we need to look at people as Americans and not judge by the color of their skin and it seems the dems are the most judgemental in that regard..just sayin.

  • Yngblkcons

    Boot to butt was a metaphor for any punishment. Heck, my wife and I don't physically discipline our kids.

    As for the cases you mentioned, based on what you've told me it sounds like the first parent went too far.

    However, it doesn't sound like the parents in the second case did anything wrong. I assume they were reading the riot act to their kid in the car, but who wouldn't? Its a shame the kid is dead, but I've seen drunks do horribly stupid things for no reason (nothing fatally stupid, but some of it was close).

  • Kevin J

    Due to the death of my mother when I was five, I was adopted and raised by my grandparents who were staunch Democrats…I have always held an optimistic outlook, and my grandparents instilled in me a “no excuses mentality,” combined with work ethic.

    Can anyone help me figure out why I have such a hard-on for Democrats now?

  • authentic ant

    Such a loser you are.

    • dockjohndanville

      The guy already hates himself enough, moron, he doesn't need that kind of nasty comment from you…

      • misnomer58

        Oh please dockjohndanville, Kevin Jackson is a rock star. I was reading some of the reviews on his book (The Big Black Lie) on Amazon.com. One said he was "the black Glenn Beck"….I know, right?

  • DebbieF

    You say you can't legislate thoughts. Apparently, the militant gay community feels that by changing the meaning of words, you can make people accept the oxymoron of gay marriage.

    It's worked before. Nobody wants to be pro-abortion, but pro-choice, that's great!

    And animal sexes are defined by X and Y chromosomes, but in humans, we now define our sex by what we"feel like" and what fake organs we have.

    When libs contol the language, they can go a long way to controlling the thoughts.

    • IGetIt

      EXCELLENT Points. This is why liberals (progressives) become so vile when I use the CORRECT terminology vs their PC versions. They say "gay" I say homosexual – I get called "homophobic". They say "pro-choice" I say anti-abortion and pro-life – I get labeled "intolerant" etc.

      Changing the "language" does NOT change the meaning.

  • Yngblkcons

    I'm not talking about metaphorical slavery. I'm talking about men, women and children were delivered to private owners and who lived or died at the whim of said owners.

    The book I read (though there are others on the same subject I haven't) is only ten bucks on Amazon and its probably at your local library. Why not take a look at it?
    http://www.amazon.com/Slavery-Another-Name-Re-Ens

    Yes, its history, but I find history as fascinating as I find current events.

    • Guest woman

      I'm almost 59 yrs old. I have read and read about history…..slavery among them. I have been around people of color all my life and guess what ? We have talked – Oh No ! In fact, there are some people that I share a mutual admiration with. I love them… they love me. This is not new to me. WE [ our local WE] have made the decision that what happened then… is back then, not in our heads and lives today. MUTUAL respect goes a hell of long way in my opinion. I do NOT respect B.O. because he does not respect our country. Period. Simple.

      • misnomer58

        "WE" is a nice youth organization Guest women. I know several over our young folks are heavily involved with the group through their school and online. I have nothing negative to say whenever our youth become involved in serving communities. They have our full support.

  • misnomer58

    Facts are facts Guest woman and our US History is records of facts. If you perfer to call it ''pointing the finger", well…go for it, as long as the facts remain.

  • authentic ant

    Let's talk about Bain, baby, let's talk about you and me… New tune I came up with…..Hope y'all like it!

  • Guest woman

    YOu can talk about "Solutions" until your tongue falls off………..BUT UNTIL you stop focusing/living in/ talking about the PROBLEMS…………THERE IS NO SOLUTION until you get OUT of the PRoblem mode. Sheesh that is simple logic.

    • misnomer58

      hmm…pretty deep there Guest woman.

  • Lloyd

    Great article Kevin. It is apparent that we have politicians that will say or do anything to stay in power. Pandering has become the fine art of doublespeak. Say anything and in the end, do nothing.

  • misnomer58

    Hey Kevin Jackson, your book 'Sexy Brilliance', the Kindle Edition is currently going for $7.99. How much more are you willing to knock off if I ask you for an autograph copy?

    • authentic ant

      You can autograph a kindle?

      • misnomer58

        Honestly authentic ant, does it really matter? Beside, I think the same yahoos that financed his book(s) can stand to finance a app that can, ain't that right Kevin Jackson?

  • misnomer58

    Honestly authentic ant, does it even matter? Besides, I'm quite sure the yahoos that financed his book(s) would not be strained financing an app that can do just that. Hell I got five on Kevin Jackson got a lot of free…stuff, ain't that right Mr. Jackson? (wink-wink)

    • authentic ant

      I know some black dude that got a $40,000 advance to write a book, but he never wrote said book and kept the money anyway…you know the guy?….he just finished his 98th round of golf.

  • conservativeBC

    Kevin, you are in the vote off for the Coolest SOB In The Conservative Blogosphere
    http://im41.com/?p=4695