Nope Sandra, probably not a supremacist. Not many Georgians vote democrat in this state. Just the work of our typical Georgia racists, I would imagine. This isn't surprising at all if you've lived down here.
I don't agree with Mr. Obama's policies. I think the path he is leading this country down is one which will have unintended consequences, and that while there was a bit of a mess over the last eight years, the current administration is only adding a new mess on top of it that we'll have to really get down to business fixing in 2014.
None of my issues with him have anything at all to do with race, nor should it.
This kind of stuff troubles me greatly. We are a better nation than this, and worst of all, with growing problems with our credibility overseas, this just adds fuel to the fire and makes our entire country look like buffoons..
Traitorous actions are many. Among them, his downing of the very basis of this nation, including his anti-Christian crap and his defense of the CIA's handling of terrorist prisoners.
Tyrant-----so you haven't watched him closely have you?! He's a bully who would be king. I think he'd probably fit the label "narcissum" to a T, as Hitler did. Not only does he bully the U.S. by manipulating our legal system; he also has bullied Congress itself to force them to back his agenda.
And the people always find an excuse for him, or else find a patsy to take the fall for his actions.
What other President would get by with letting Air Force One scare the crap outta New Yorkers, and yet not blame HIM for it, but lay the blame on someone else?
What other President would get by with allowing a man to replace his Senate seat based directly and specifically on the fact that the replacement is black?
Obama is succeeding in enslaving the minds of many. Some blacks, because he plays the race card into the history of the U.S. Some whites and others, because he, once again, plays the race card into U.S. history, sliding by on the perceived guilt-status that he apparently believes all whites should have.
Did you speak out against Dubya corrupting our justice system? I seriously doubt it. Like Ron, I wonder where you get your info. Fox News, maybe? And Earnest is correct about the BBC being a great news source.
Without trying to start the inevitable verbal war, but to answer your question what has he done, at least for question number 1 “traitorous” begins with the oath of office. US Constitution, Article II section 1
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
The consensus of opinion from most conservatives and those in opposition is that Mr. Obama violated this oath, almost from the second he uttered the words, in that he willfully took the oath under pretense and had no intention of defending the Constitution and it’s Articles as written and intended.
The belief is such an action is a violation of Article 2 section 4, in that he believes the Constitution to be nothing more than a list of “negative liberties” to be altered and shaped how he and/or the powers that be chose. He articulated this and much more of his beliefs in a 2001 radio interview. (a youtube search will easily find this and you can decide for yourself).
There are also opinions that he is guilty of other violations pursuant to Article II section 4, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
And questions of his terror policies which could be construed as a violation of Article III section 3, “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort.
As to tyranny, the options are open to interpretation of the actions he and the congress have so far perpetrated and still plan.
Ralph as an educated and informed man I sure you have heard the interview I refered to in the above post. The man in his own carefully chosen words defined that he thought and fervently believed the Constitution was nothing more than a negative list "of what the government can't do to you" and should be used, applied and changed to enhance what the government should do "on your behalf".
If you haven’t please take the opportunity to do so, it is quite enlightening. The substance of course is liberal progressive fodder so it should be easy to listen too. The redistribution of wealth crowd may even be able to dance to it.
In my opinion and that of many others he is incorrect, but certainly welcome to his on opinion however swearing and/or affirming “to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” while not believing in its tenants sure seems to be perjury if nothing else.
That used to be a High Crime, maybe things have changed.
Oh, I'm sure race has nothing to do with it -- in a crazy state with a long and established history of white bigots lynching or abusing any black person they perceive as not staying "in their proper place."
I was born and raised in Georgia, lived there 43 miserable years. My mother was from South Georgia from around the Plains area and my father was from North Georgia in the Appalachian Mountains. Racism is alive and well in Georgia at both ends of the state and many people are livid a black man actually got into office -- and a Democrat and educated "liberal" to boot.
However, whites in rural areas don't discuss their beliefs openly, most of them, as they know it is unfashionable and not accepted by "outsiders." Instead, most are dressing up their hate by calling President Obama a "socialist," a "communist," a "traitor," and a "tyrant." And worse. What they really mean is he's black, not conservative, and they're angry he got into the White House where "his kind don't belong."
I moved to Texas -- in part because the atmosphere is actually less racially charged here and more "liberal" than any place (except Atlanta) ever was in Georgia. And that is sad.
I'm not saying racism doesn't exist, I'm quite sure it does, and I'm also quite sure it isn't only a malady of whites. When we all stop jumping to conclusions that's when racism will be conquered, or at least recognized.
Nice try at the save! It has clearly been implied by the discussion from the get go. Just that fact that a black doll was hanged the assumption from the beginning was that it was by a white and therefore represents racism. If a black man hung that effigy, would it still be racism?
Whatever the race of the person or persons who perpetuated the act, the act still represents racism. Whoever did it knew full well the implications, as does everyone here, even if they want to pretend they don't.
Was the hanging of Bush if effegy a racist act? How about if it was a black man that did it?
If I was to hang an effigy of Obama to show my displeasure woth his policies, would I be a racist? What if I was black and had done so?
You are all so quick to call something racist when you don't even have all of the facts. It is people like you that promote racism even when it can't be found!
Was Obama a racist when he claimed the white cop acted stupidly in his handling of the gates arrest even before he had any facts, and where was the apology when he learned the cop did his job accordingly? Really, it's not ALWAYS about race!
After all, Obama is Black so what color would an effigy of Obama be?
I grew up in Louisiana and have lived in Detroit for 30 years or so. There is plenty of racism in both places. But to my knowledge there have been no lynchings in Michigan. Just drive by shootings. Lynching has a special place in the history of the South.
Not that I know of! He was just clumsy and maybe in a hurry. But he for sure wasn't audacious enough nor stupid enough to stand in front of the American people and spout stupidity and racism and anti-Americanism and anti-Christ crap.
No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Barack Obama will cement the new co-operative relationship between the US and the United Nations this month when he becomes the first American president to chair its 15-member Security Council.
Is he the president? or the UN security council leader? One or the other!! Combination of the two is TREASON!!
Hey Ron! Yes, I visited one of the snake handling churches once. I heard there was an albino diamondback rattler being passed around by the church members and wanted to get a look, snake aficionado that I am.
Sure enough,the snake was brandished around before being handed over to the members with the most faith. I was unknown in those parts so I stepped in line and waved the poor creature around like everyone else. But not before noticing his fangs (a rattler has several sets in case they break off) had been removed.
But no, I had my fill of religion at an early age.
I doubt you missed it you are just not seeing the same things I am. I am from the Northeast and lived in Alabama for three years, I see more racism in the North than I ever saw in the South, and I was looking for it.
I don't think you understand. I doubt very many do! And it's probably an idea that's not even occurred to some, much less anyone have the guts to just SAY IT.
And that would be that just maybe... there are many many blacks AND whites who don't want to be "integrated", at least not forcibly integrated. Desegregation simply for the sake of desegregation has done neither race any good! There is nothing wrong with preferring to go to a "black" church or a "white" church. There is nothing wrong with preferring to associate with a specific race of people. The issue of racism only comes in when a person is refused acceptance in a circle where EVERYONE should be welcomed according to their human rights and legal rights. In a predominantly-black city, say, it's wrong to exclude whites from interacting in the job market or the city activities simply because they're white (or vice-versa; you get my drift). But if a particular person doesn't find a friendship bond with another person, or simply doesn't like their personality, or whatever, there's no reason to invite them over for a barbecue or make a point of congregating with them just 'cause they're white (or black, or whatever.) It's the same as a man preferring, say, blondes over brunettes, or a woman preferring a tall muscular man over a slim one, or whatever. How many blacks do we know of who invite whites into "their" churches? Again, there's nothing wrong with having preferences on who we want to associate with! Did I say something taboo? lol. I no longer care, since our supposedly-civil-rights-advocating-President has had the audacity to impose his own ulterior motives and horrible agenda into MY life along with the rest of American citizens. Yes, historically, the burden of proof of NOT being racist has fallen onto the shoulders of whites, in particular white churches. This racism issue has become so distorted by the liberal agenda that it's ridiculous. So, no, I'm not racist. I do prefer friends who are white, I suppose, mainly because I know they don't have a civil-rights, vengeance chip on their shoulders I'd have to deal with! And I don't like traditionally-black music styles! It's not who sings it, it's just that I don't like that style of singing or music. I don't like rap music, just as I didn't like disco. Is it taboo to say that? I sure hope not; 'cause it's my freedom and my right to say it; because those are traditionally "black" activities (the rap music; the saggy pants, etc.) But if I were to have the chance, these days to be friends with anyone who's black (I had some black friends during my school days), my decision would be based on whether or not I liked that person, not on their skin color, just as it was made years ago.
P.S. I despise everything Barack Obama and Colin Powell and Jesse Jackson stand for. But then, I also despise what Hilary Clinton and Bill and Nancy Pelosi stand for.
I like Sarah Palin, except that she's too soft when it comes to battling the gay agenda. For a "leader", or maybe President, I'd still prefer her over what we have or any of the libs. I used to like and respect Colin Powell until he showed his racism. One preference would be Larry Elder, a black commentator who shows some common sense about today's politics, and even the race issues we face today. He's in the same category, in my view, as Glenn Beck, whom I agree with almost 98% of the time, the disagreeable 2% being his Mormon views and his tendency to put the Republican Party in the same category as the Democrat one.
Do you see what I mean?
It's not racist to have preferences!
I can't make someone like me based on me being a person with white skin. And neither should I be forced to "like" someone simply because they have black skin.
I'm so sick of the liberal crap being shoved down our throats, even to the point of the "thought police" that's being put in place by Obama's stupid "hate crimes bill".. what a load of crap! If we could justly prosecute someone for their "hatred", we'd have to put him in jail right away, 'cause he's shown his racism very vividly!
creepy, there's nothing stupid about the facts you pointed out. Just 'cause Obama stays mum about his own heritage doesn't mean the average intelligent person shouldn't be able to discuss it without being called stupid.
I don't think I'm defensive, as much as I'm offensive to liberals. I rather enjoy that thought. I've no interest in whether they like me or not, since I'm quite at ease with sticking to principles. Obama's and other liberals' views aren't really principles; they're opinions, and opinions based on a selfish agenda.
I saw the episode, but took something entirely different from it. In the end the boys were figuratively "color blind". They did not realize there was a racial message behind the flag. Chef was touched by the explanation given by the "little crackers". Such innocence is endearing when represented by 9 year olds. It is disgusting when adults claim to not be able to see racism where it clearly exists. A person who claims to not understand the signifigance of the act that started this discussion is hopefully just fooling themselves and not actually that ignorant. It's frightening to think of these people actually walking among us, or even worse operating a motor vehicle.
hmmm.... ya mean like in the old West, where robbers and other outlaws were lynched?? Was that racist?? lol
ahhh....so do you see how judgemental your view is?
I'm not saying the discussed-example wasn't racist! I'm just saying neither you nor I know if it WAS.
And there's one thing about it.....
there's a habit going around these days where anyone who's black can say just about anything they want to, while whites cannot. Case in point-----the black comedian who said she hoped Rush Limbaugh's kidneys fail. How horrible! And she and others pretend that Rush saying he hopes Obama fails is a racist statement! I hope Obama fails too, in his agenda! Bacause his agenda is radically-anti-American and just plain wrong. Has nothing to do with his skin color from my view.
Another case in point--- I saw a bit of The View this morning. Whoopie Goldberg sat there, itching to attack, while 3 white actors from All My Children were interviewed. Guess what her question was, the one she just couldn't wait to pounce with?--------she asked them, in an accusatory tone, if any of them had considered being with a black woman.
What difference does it make whether the actors are black or white?
And indeed, if there had been three hunky black actors on there, I bet she wouldn't have asked such a stupid racist question!
Asking such a question is not racist. What does an "accusatory tone" sound like?
And I think soap operas should mix race lines more often. There was a huge outcry about the Young and the Restless having a mixed race couple. Of course, it's got nothing to do with the actors, they don't have a choice.
Of course her question was racist! And hugely rude. I don't understand why Whoopie isn't fired already. She had the nerve to take up for that guy (what's his name...Roman Polanski??) who raped an underage girl.
Could it be (gulp) that the producers are afraid to fire Whoopie 'cause she's ...black?? I think so.
The ink is black The page is white Together we learn to read and write The child is black The child is white The whole world looks upon the sight The beautiful sight
And now a child can understand That this is the law of all the land All the land
The world is black The world is white It turns by day and then by night The child is black The child is white Together they grow to see the light To see the light
And now at last we plainly see We'll have a dance of liberty The world is black The world is white It turns by day and then by night The child is black The child is white The whole world looks upon the sight The beautiful sight
The world is black The world is white Tt turns by day and the by night The child id black The child is white Together they grow to see the light To see the light
I was in high school when the first two black students entered the building. Everything became quiet as everyone stood in front of their home room watching. I was so afraid they would be harmed by the students as they walked down the hall. Yes, the N word was hissed at them, but they held their heads high. They were dressed in white shirts with ties as if it were Sunday.
I can't imagine how frightened they were or how they slept the night before. The black schools here were terrible. Second hand books and school equipment the white schools no longer needed. No black person worked at anything other than as a janitor or maid. Many worked in tobacco fields for little money.
So, to the person who suggested integration did not do much good, You have not seen the things I have or you would reconsider your words. Or perhaps you do not care, either way, you are wrong.
I'm not really interested in what you've seen, because I've seen or heard from reliable others just as much myself.
Let me say this-----the teachers and other administrators, knowing the volatility of the situation, should've been very watchful and punished those kids who hissed the "N" word. THAT is what the agenda should've been-----teaching kids (on both "sides") right from wrong; NOT FORCING them to enter into a volatile situation such as came from bussing kids into different schools. And I daresay the same decency and respect should've been taught to the black children as well. It isn't that I "don't care", at all! It's that it's clear to me that one cannot be forced to like someone! Nor should they be! They CAN be forced to respect humans as humans, however. THAT's the discipline that should've occurred, not the legalistic hogwash that was pulled on both blacks and whites.
I have no doubt as to your lack of interest in my experiences. I also have no doubt as to your lack of knowledge concerning how white children down here were taught in respect to black people in general.
I think most here get your message. It is as old as time.
I know one thing for sure, and that is how I was taught! I was taught that it doesn't matter whether someone is black or white; it only matters what kind of person they are. And that is what I still believe today.
So you can take your insinuations and.....shove 'em back into your own biased little mind.
Well, there might be other towns named Yosemite too; I dunno.
We pronounced it Yo se mite.
I remember visiting there pretty often in my childhood, since it wasn't far from where I grew up. I remember going to the little store there, where (if they had a little extra money), my parents would buy us a soda. Sodas were something rare for us back then. But hey they only cost...I forget.....maybe 10 cents or something....
Ya know, those Ky hills from whence people come who are these days often labeled "ignorant" and "prejudiced" and other things! Which are indeed false accusations in general.
I've found that prejudice and hatred isn't confined to any one group of people nor any specific area of this nation nor the world.
It's a thing that's either in your heart or not in your heart to love your fellow man no matter the color of his skin or the amount of money he makes or their situation in life.
Me, specifically.....I don't LIKE a lot of people, because of either their views or their actions, or simply personal preference, but I was taught to Love the soul of each person on earth. That, too, is a product that comes not only through the more educated and the richer, but through simple humanity, whether it's taught in a one-room schoolhouse in an all-white neighborhood, or in a "diverse" situation. Which is simply more proof that forced desegregation isn't the answer, and only caused worse problems. Because no one can be forced to "like" someone, as I said, especially when that forcing is simply for the sake of forcing, and also places people into even another set of "groups"........one, a guilt-tripping-non-genuine one, the other, a retaliation/vengeance-filled one. Neither is good.
There is a large number of elitists who loudly claim to be Christian (but act like Pharisees more than Christians) and "real American" but disrespect the American tradition to respect differences. Those are the people I'm talking about; I have no idea if you're one of them or not.
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Euro-American! If we don't agree with you we're hater-bigot-homophobes. The only way you would accept us is if we denounce God, support gay rights and kiss a tree. "Live" it's time to get a life sweetie.
Ugh. this just had to happen in GA, didn't it. Kinda makes me ashamed to claim it as my home state. I think it was a horrible thing to do, just like I thought it was horrible when it was done to Palin. Of course, a lot of people didn't find that too offensive.
I'll state right now, I am not racist. Ask any student I've ever taught. The thing I often find amusing is that it often seems the ones who yell loudest about equality are whites who like the "idea" of equality, but not the reality of it. How many black friends do you have? How often have you had them in your home? Shared a hotel room with them? Gone out to lunch with them? Gone to parties with a member of another race?
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