Jimmy Carter/Racism/Obama

President Carter is Right/Racism Exists.

President Carter is correct. The virulence of the rhetoric against President Obama is tinged with racism in several circles. Links provided below.

Rhetoric " I want my country back!", a poll on the Internet asking about killing a president, this  has not happen before to any other president; a look at America's past will reveal that black men have been devalued (the US Constitution claims that blacks/Negroes are 3/5 of a human), and there have been open lynching of blacks in this country, as recently as June 8, 1998 with the lynching and decapitation of a black man in the state of Texas.

The President, President Obama, reports that he was black before the election. Mr. Dave Letterman asks the President how long he has been black. This rhetoric was in response to what does the President think about President Carter's remarks about racism.


President Obama's Beautiful Family

The President with his wife and two beautiful daughters.
The President with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

My Wish.

I wish racism did not exist.

I wish that sexism did not exist.

I wish humans in the USA and the world could reach Dr. Martin Luther's King dream :

Full text to the "I Have A Dream" speech:

"I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "For Whites Only". We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Is there racism in the USA?

1980 and a Black President.

In 1980 I predicted that we (the USA) would elect a "Black President" by 2050. My fellow graduate students thought my belief was false. I was told directly that racism had such a strong grip on the USA it would never release its evil grip. I countered that the demographics of our nation were gradually changing such that race and racism would no longer be in people's consciousness. US citizens would only be interested in selecting the best leader. I garnered this from watching what was happening in sports and television. Slowly but surely people were selecting the best candidate for their venture and not selecting on racial and gender lines.

I was off by 32 years. I could not have predicted the tragedy of 9/11. I could not predicted the creation of the "Patriot Act". I did not know that Senator Barack Obama existed. I was backing Senator Hillary Clinton 1000 percent. I only started to look at Senator Barack Obama after Senator Hillary Clinton stated she was wanted her supporters to support Senator Obama.

Then I realized that in 2008 whom ever won the Democratic primaries would win the the 2008 Presidential elections because the Republicans had really harmed the USA in the eight years from 2000 to 2008.

The majority of the country was looking for the smartest person to run our great country. Any one that could defeat Senator Hillary Clinton and get her backing had to be very smart.

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

My wish is becoming a reality.

Is there racism in the USA.

Stand Tall Super Man!!

Super Man!
Super Man!

We have changed things!

Change Has Enter The Building!
Change Has Enter The Building!

Is there racism in the USA?

Is the Tea Party Racist?

Is the Tea Party Racist?

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Nut wants to hang our President!

This is an article by Morgan Whitaker 1/22/2014 from the MSNBC web page.

GOP hopeful from Florida wants our president hanged!

"GOP hopeful wants Obama hanged. Instead he got a surprise visit"

"A Florida Republican candidate who called for President Obama to be hanged for treason in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day tweet says that a visit from the Secret Service and backlash from state Republicans has not deterred him from running for office or softening his rhetoric.

Joshua Black, who is running for a Florida state House seat this year, said in a tweet Tuesday that representatives from the Secret Service interviewed him. “Even the Secret Service does not believe that I threatened the President,” he tweeted later.

A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service confirmed to msnbc that agents interviewed Black.

“Any time we receive information we have to make an assessment on things like veracity and/or urgency while also considering context and dangerousness,” Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said in a written statement.

He added: “People have the right to free speech. We also have the right and an obligation to determine a person’s intent when they say something. The appropriate follow up will be conducted in this matter.”

After receiving a barrage of critical tweets Tuesday over the incendiary comments, Black insisted that saying Obama “should be hanged for treason” did not constitute a threat. “Free speech, no threats. #goodgrief,” he wrote on Facebook Tuesday afternoon. Yes, I am still running. I’m not ashamed for saying that government officials should be held to the same standards that we are.”

Black has received increased pressure from his own party to back out of the race. Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted Tuesday that Black’s comments were “outrageous” and urged him to withdraw his candidacy.

“I do not take orders from the governor, I’m staying in the race,” Black told the Bay Times.

Black drew attention Monday after quoting another tweet that read, “I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang [Obama] high,” and adding “Agreed,” to the end.

The tweet drew backlash from a fellow Republican candidate from a neighboring district, Chris Latvala, who called Black “crazy” and “an embarrassment.”

On Monday evening, Black clarified his original comment in a longer post on his Facebook page, in which he addressed those who were “offended that I said that the POTUS should be hanged for treason” by pointing to the drone killing of Anwar al-Awaki [sic] and alleging Obama wanted both Bradley Manning and Eric [sic] Snowden to be “executed for treason when they didn’t kill anyone.”

Black told the Tampa Bay Times he resigned from the executive committee of the local Pinellas County Republican Party at the request of chairman Michael Guju, who called the comments “wholly unacceptable and unduly provocative.”

Black appeared to be happy with the increased attention, tweeting at Latvala early Wednesday, “you have done it again. Thanks to your meddling, I now have twice as many followers on Twitter as I did on Monday. =).”"

This is has not happened to any other President. Our country has had a tradition of hanging and lynching people of color. This insanity needs to stop. Every American has to protest this insanity. This is not free speech it is a threat against the President of the USA vocalized by an American that is part of the Republican party.

Was President Obama Born In The USA?

Where was President Obama born?

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American Police Officers Don't Like Women Or Don't Like Blacks!? ( They Could Be Sadists){ I was informed}

Police officer hacks off woman’s hair, gets fired (with video)

By Will Lerner Yahoo News 02/01/2014

"In November of last year, 22-year-old Charda Gregory went to a party in Detroit, Michigan. WXYZ Action News reports that Gregory believes that while at the party she was drugged. When she regained consciousness in a different place, a motel room in Warren, Michigan. Before she knew it, Gregory was being arrested for trashing the room and was taken to jail located inside the Warren Police Department. Sadly enough, the police station did not prove to be a safe harbor.

WJBK Fox 2 News reports that Gregory had also been arrested for assaulting a police officer, so she had been pepper sprayed by the time she had been brought to the jail. While calm, she could barely stand. The young mother, who is also a hair dresser, was then approached by Officer Bernadette Najor. Officer Najor started to pat down Gregory rather roughly. It appears that Gregory started to resist. It was then that Najor and three other officers strapped her into a chair.

Paul Misukewicz, Gregory’s attorney, told WXYZ that the officer then did something bizarre, “[Najor] took it upon herself to get the scissors. And for whatever reason, decided that she was going to butcher my client.”

Over the course of three minutes, Najor hacked away at Gregory’s weave. Often officers will remove hair extension clips because they can be used as weapons in a pinch. However, Gregory’s weave was not clipped in, but sewn in. Because of the work done to her scalp by Najor, Ms. Gregory says tahat she now has bald spot. Misukewicz characterized it as “sadistic.”

When Warren Police Commissioner Jere Green, City Attorney David Griem, and other local officials learned of the incident, they quickly decided to fire Officer Najor. Commissioner Green told WXYZ, “I don’t buy that’s the proper way to treat a human being. I don’t think it’s decent, I don’t think there was any reason to do it, and when I look at it – that bothers me.” Griem told WJBK, "There is a policy about removing wigs, but, that doesn't cover scalping a person.”

WJBK reports that David Griem told them that Ms. Gregory settled a lawsuit with Warren out of court. The criminal charges that were filed against her at the time have been dismissed.

As for the now former police officer, Bernadette Najor, she refused to talk to WXYZ about the matter. The station found out she has had disciplinary problems in the past. WJBK reports that the officers who were there but did nothing to stop Najor probably won’t be fired, but may be disciplined."

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Is this why Gov. Mitt Romney was chosen to combat the President!?

at Feb 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM PST

Mormans Declare War On Masturbation And Interracial Procreation by Proleg at Daily Kos

Earlier this month, Steveningen first mentioned the hilarious story of the Mormon Church and Brigham Young University trying to get students to pressure each other to give up pocket pool

A PSA starring Brigham Young University president Kim B. Clark compares ignoring a masturbating roommate to leaving your war buddy behind on the battlefield:

"The enemy whispers 'Don’t get involved, it’s not your problem.' Brothers and sisters, don't leave the wounded on the battlefield."

Last night Bill Maher revealed an actual Mormon pamphlet filled with valuable pointers for those trying to quit the Devil's rubbing cold turkey. The writing is attributed to notorious LDS racist Mark E. Peterson, who looks like he knows a thing or two about "jostling the elder." More on him later.

The pamphlet begins by assuring chronic masturbators that there is hope

Be assured that you can be cured of your difficulty. Many have been, both male and female, and you can be also if you determine that it must be so.

It then launches into a long list of "Steps in Overcoming Masturbation."

Here's the first section, "A Guide to Self Control":

1) Never touch the intimate parts of your body except during normal toilet processes. Avoid being alone as much as possible. Find good company and stay in this good company.

2) If you are associated with other persons having this same problem, you must break off their friendship. Never associate with other people having the same weakness. Don't suppose that two of you will quit together, you never will. You must get away from people of that kind. Just to be in their presence will keep your problem foremost in your mind. The problem must be taken out of your mind for that is where it really exists. Your mind must be on other and more wholesome things.

3) When you bathe, do not admire yourself in a mirror. Never stay in the bath more than five or six minutes -- just long enough to bathe and dry and dress and then get out of the bathroom into a room where you will have some member of your family present

4) When in bed, if that is where you have your problem for the most part, dress yourself for the night so securely that you cannot easily touch your vital parts, and so that it would be difficult and time consuming for you to remove those clothes. By the time you started to remove protective clothing you would have sufficiently controlled your thinking that the temptation would leave you.

5) If the temptation seems overpowering while you are in bed, get out of bed and go into the kitchen and fix yourself a snack, even if it is in the middle of the night, and even if you are not hungry, and despite your fears of gaining weight. The purpose behind this suggestion is that you get your mind on something else. You are the subject of your thoughts, so to speak

6) Never read pornographic material. Never read about your problem. Keep it out of mind. Remember -- "First a thought, then an act." The thought pattern must be changed. You must not allow this problem to remain in your mind. When you accomplish that, you soon will be free of the act.

7) Put wholesome thoughts into your mind at all times. Read good books -- Church books -- Scriptures -- Sermons of the Brethren. Make a daily habit of reading at least one chapter of Scripture, preferably from one of the four Gospels in the New Testament, or the Book of Mormon. The four Gospels -- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John -- above anything else in the Bible can be helpful because of their uplifting qualities.

8) Pray. But when you pray, don't pray about this problem, for that will tend to keep it in your mind more than ever. Pray for faith, pray for understanding of the Scriptures, pray for the Missionaries, the General Authorities, your friends, your families, but keep the problem out of your mind by not mentioning it ever -- not in conversation with others, not in your prayers. keep it out of your mind!

9) Avoid being alone as much as possible. Find good company and stay in this good company.

Additional suggestions after the break, including one about imagining yourself eating worms.

1) Pray daily, ask for the gifts of the Spirit, that which will strengthen you against temptation. Pray fervently and out lout when the temptations are the strongest.

2) Follow a program of vigorous daily exercise. The exercises reduce emotional tension and depression and are absolutely basic to the solution of this problem. Double your physical activity when you feel stress increasing.

3) When the temptation to masturbate is strong, yell STOP to those thoughts as loudly as you can in your mind and then recite a prechosen Scripture or sing an inspirational hymn. It is important to turn your thoughts away from the selfish need to indulge.

4) Set goals of abstinence, begin with a day, then a week, month, year and finally commit to never doing it again. Until you commit yourself to never again you will always be open to temptation.

5) Change in behavior and attitude is most easily achieved through a changed self-image. Spend time every day imagining yourself strong and in control, easily overcoming tempting situations.

6) Begin to work daily on a self-improvement program. Relate this plan to improving your Church service, to improving your relationships with your family, God and others. Strive to enhance your strengths and talents.

7) Be outgoing and friendly. Force yourself to be with others and learn to enjoy working and talking to them. Use principles of developing friendships found in books such as How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

8) Be aware of situations that depress you or that cause you to feel lonely, bored, frustrated or discouraged. These emotional states can trigger the desire to masturbate as a way of escape. Plan in advance to counter these low periods through various activities, such as reading a book, visiting a friend, doing something athletic, etc.

9) Make a pocket calendar for a month on a small card. Carry it with you, but show it to no one. If you have a lapse of self control, color the day black. Your goal will be to have no black days. The calendar becomes a strong visual reminder of self control and should be looked at when you are tempted to add another black day. Keep your calendar up until you have at least three clear months.

10) A careful study will indicate you have had the problem at certain times and under certain conditions. Try and recall, in detail, what your particular times and conditions were. Now that you understand how it happens, plan to break the pattern through counter activities.

11) In the field of psychotherapy there is a very effective technique called aversion therapy. When we associate or think of something very distasteful with something which has been pleasurable, but undesirable, the distasteful thought and feeling will begin to cancel out that which was pleasurable. If you associate something very distasteful with your loss of self-control it will help you to stop the act. For example, if you are tempted to masturbate, think of having to bathe in a tub of worms, and eating several of them as you do the act.

12) During your toileting and shower activities leave the bathroom door or shower curtain partly open, to discourage being alone in total privacy. Take cool brief showers.

13) Arise immediately in the mornings. Do not lie in bed awake, no matter what time of day it is. Get up and do something. Start each day with an enthusiastic activity.

14) Keep your bladder empty. Refrain from drinking large amounts of fluids before retiring.

15) Reduce the amount of spices and condiments in your food. Eat as lightly as possible at night.

16) Wear pajamas that are difficult to open, yet loose and not binding.

17) Avoid people, situations, pictures or reading materials that might create sexual excitement.

18) It is sometimes helpful to have a physical object to use in overcoming this problem. A Book of Mormon, firmly held in hand, even in bed at night has proven helpful in extreme cases.

19) In very severe cases it may be necessary to tie a hand to the bed frame with a tie in order that the habit of masturbating in a semi-sleep condition can be broken. This can also be accomplished by wearing several layers of clothing which would be difficult to remove while half asleep.

20) Set up a reward system for your successes. It does not have to be a big reward. A quarter in a receptacle each time you overcome or reach a goal. Spend it on something which delights you and will be a continuing reminder of your progress.

21) Do not let yourself return to any past habit or attitude patterns which were part of your problem. Satan never gives up. Be calmly and confidently on guard. Keep a positive mental attitude. You can win this fight! The joy and strength you will feel when you do will give your whole life a radiant and spiritual glow of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Peterson did a fantastic job of fighting against the evils of masturbation--which has now been completely eradicated in Utah.

But he's also famous for fighting against interracial marriage.

In A talk given at the same Brigham Young University that produced the PSA at the top of this diary, Peterson explained that whites marrying Negroes would be a disaster for the church. He felt they should be given Cadillacs but should stay as far away from the whites as possible:

"If I were to marry a Negro woman and have children by her, my children would all be cursed as to the priesthood. Do I want my children cursed as to the priesthood? If there is one drop of Negro blood in my children, as I have read to you, they receive the curse. There isn't any argument, therefore, as to inter-marriage with the Negro, is there? There are 50 million Negroes in the United States. If they were to achieve complete absorption with the white race, think what that would do. With 50 million negroes inter-married with us, where would the priesthood be? who could hold it, in all America? Think what that would do to the work of the Church!

Now we are generous with the negro. We are willing that the Negro have the highest kind of education. I would be willing to let every Negro drive a Cadillac if they could afford it. I would be willing that they have all the advantages they can get out of life in the world. But let them enjoy these things among themselves. I think the Lord segregated the Negro and who is man to change that segregation? It reminds me of the scripture on marriage, "what God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." Only here we have the reverse of the thing--what God hath separated, let not man bring together again.

What is our advice with respect to intermarriage with Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiians and so on? I will tell you what advice I give personally. If a boy or girl comes to me claiming to be in love with a Chinese or Japanese or a Hawaiian or a person of any other dark race, I do my best to talk them out of it. I tell them that I think the Hawaiians should marry Hawaiians, the Japanese ought to marry the Japanese, and the Chinese ought to marry Chinese, and the Caucasians should marry Caucasians, just exactly as I tell them that Latter-day Saints ought to marry Latter-day Saints. And I'm glad to quote the 7th chapter of Deuteronomy to them on that. I teach against inter-marriage of all kinds."

I read this entire article because I was certain this was a Comical Satire. I was sure the Onion's web magazine was at it again. I am still convinced someone made all this up ... but look at the linked video and the linked original article.
Is Daily Kos just like the Onion?

Donald Sterling Update

Donald Sterling Update:

"Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong."

Captain of the Titanic.

More could be said but this article from : May 29th 2014 will have to do.

From The Internet : "report:Donald Sterling declared mentally incapacitated, clears way for sale of team to Ballmer"

Report.Yahoo. Kurt Helin. Author

May 29, 2014, 11:51 PM EDT

"I imagine Donald Sterling is going to fight this one too, but…

Shelly Sterling has been granted the authority to sell the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer because her husband and co-owner Donald Sterling has been declared mentally incapacitated under the terms of the trust the couple owns the team through. That made her the sole trustee and decision maker.

That according to the tapped in Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

There have been reports and rumors that Donald Sterling has been battling dementia, which is the reason his former mistress claimed to make the recordings that sparked the controversy in the first place (he would forget what he had previously said). Donald also is reportedly battling prostate cancer.

Donald and Shelly Sterling each own half of the Clippers through a trust, although Donald is the recognized primary owner by the league under its constitution. However, a finding of mental incapacity would change the dynamic of control of the franchise.

NBC has confirmed that Shelly Sterling and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer have signed papers where Ballmer will buy the Clippers from the trust for $2 billion (a record NBA price, almost four times the previous high). Those papers have been sent on to the league office for review.

The league has yet to comment on the latest reports. As of now there is an NBA Board of Governors’ meeting (the other owners) scheduled for June 3. At that meeting the owners would conduct a hearing then vote on whether to strip Sterling of his ownership of the franchise in response to the backlash that followed his prejudiced comments on a recording released to TMZ, plus later in a CNN interview.

Reports have suggested the (league would like to postpone the vote) and vote if a sale agreement (with terms, a price and a new owner they liked) was in place before next Tuesday. Shelly Sterling and Ballmer are hoping this fits that criteria. For the league, a sale by the Sterlings is a much cleaner process.

Donald Sterling had publicly flip-flopped between saying, “Why would I want to fight my partners?” as he did on CNN and promising to “fight to the bloody end” in court as he did through his lawyer in an official response to the charges against him from the league.

However if he has been declared mentally incapacitated that would take him out of the picture. Under the terms of the trust he did not have to be declared incapacitated by a court of law, the structures are different, Shelburne reports.

We do not know how recently this incapacity was declared, under what circumstances, and how it would hold up to a legal challenge in court. It seems fair to assume that Donald Sterling’s first move would be to fight this ruling.

However if this holds up it seems as if the saga of the Sterlings could have a path to ending. Which is what everyone wants (except possibly Donald Sterling)."

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readytoescape 7 years ago from Central Florida

As always, another thought provoking hub.

The 3/5 portioning you speak of in the Constitution is contained within Article I Section 2. This clause outlines the manner in which representation and taxation were to be apportioned amongst the States, The verse is below;

“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”

Conceivably this structure was included so that the Southern States, which contained a larger portion of “non-free” persons, did not obtain a Legislative advantage and an increased burden of taxation, since also a “non-free person” was not obligated to pay such taxes.

The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments all readdress the Original wording in the Constitution, as was originally intended by the Framers. Ratification began with the 13th Amendment in 1865 culminating with the 15th Amendment (as below) approved by 31 State Legislatures by February 1870. This Amendment was further ratified post adoption by 5 more states beginning in 1901 and the last being Tennessee in 1997.

"right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

The 15th Amendment was further strengthened by the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Is racism still an issue in the US, unfortunately we must all say yes, but it is not continued by our Constitution or by any majority portion of the population, it appears to be perpetuated by political motives, groups and actions, community organizing comes to mind.

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JamesBenjaminJrMD 7 years ago from USA Author

Thank you for your response. I love the research you have done. I love the USA and the hope she gives the world. God bless America!

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JamesBenjaminJrMD 2 years ago from USA Author

Do Stand Your Ground Laws Worsen Racial Disparities By Dr. John Roman 2012

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In the fight against injustice a small delta force of intrepid Senators are led by the great Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. It is reported that Evils do not know what to do! "The following senators are participating: Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Patty Murray, (D-Wash.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Barbara Boxer, (D-Calif.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Angus King (I-Maine), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.).

The Huffington Post will be covering the event live on Monday night." Face Book post.

March 10th 2012.

A true Delta force. Good has defeated evil once again.

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