Thursday, April 17, 2014

Country Of Hate!

Eric Parker from central Idaho aims his weapon from a bridge as protesters gather by the Bureau of Land Management's base camp, where cattle that were seized from rancher Cliven Bundy are being held, near Bunkerville, Nevada April 12, 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Saturday said it had called off an effort to round up Bundy's herd of cattle that it had said were being illegally grazed in southern Nevada, citing concerns about safety. The conflict between Bundy and U.S. land managers had brought a team of armed federal rangers to Nevada to seize the 1,000 head of cattle. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS CIVIL UNREST AGRICULTURE CRIME LAW)
The extremism is on the rise.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a civil rights group that monitors active hate groups in the United States. The counterintelligence report notes that there are over 1,000 active hate groups.

Did you know that the states of California, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and New York have the most active hate groups?

You know the usual suspects: The Neo-Nazis, the Klan, the Nation of Islam and Westboro Baptist Church are the gadflies of hate. But did you know that there's active groups like the Council of Conservative Citizens, the websites, individuals like James David Manning, asshat Colin Flaherty and perennial loser extremist Glenn Frazier Cross (aka Glenn Miller) are just as dangerous.

When the Department of Homeland Security report came out in 2009 stating that the election of the first Black president would rile up the extremists, the conservatives dismissed this as a joke?

The Tea Party believes that "da gubmint" is trying to silence their vocal opposition towards Barack Obama's policies.

Did you know about the situation in Nevada?

We had the Bundy Ranch standoff. A cattle rancher was getting airplay on the racist right blogs. That Guy Who Helped Obama Win was a big cheerleader of this Cliven Bundy. The asshole was blaming the president and the Bureau of Land Management were deliberately trying to take the rancher's cattle.

Then the Overland Park shooting by that perennial extremist.

The conservative media was riling up over the knockout game.

The Republican lawmakers are passing legislation that caters to extremists. They are passing staunchly restrictive laws when it comes gay marriage, welfare, abortions and immigration.

Of course the knockout game is getting major play in the media.

What's your thoughts on the rise in extremism?

Gratuitous Photos of the Day

In one word, exquisite!

The Bible of St Louis (XIII th, París) - V. English -

The Bible of St Louis (1226-1234, Paris) 

Housed in the Toledo Cathedral, Spain, The Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum, New York, USA.
It belonged to St. Louis IX, King of France, who gave it to Alfonso X the Wise. It was copied and illustrated between 1226 and 1234 in Paris.
Life in the Middle Ages is revealed through the images presented in this codex. 
Biblical texts and glosses blend with the iconography to create an unalterable whole. 
Unique monument of book illumination that constitutes both unlimited information for historians and a boundless source of pleasure to the senses.
The Bible of St Louis of Toledo Cathedral is a truly outstanding item within the rich heritage of Toledo Cathedral. This Bible moralisée written in Latin is so extraordinarily beautiful that it is also known as the "Rich Bible of Toledo"... 

A Moral Movement for the Nation | Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

April 13th, 2014 - Delivering a powerful message to the nation, Moral Monday architect, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, preaches the Palm Sunday sermon at the historic Riverside Church in New York City.

Hank Aaron....

One poster sums it up quite perfectly:  

"When one really looks at the whole landscape of America...things really haven't changed."-  Brownhornet71 

Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes "Controversial" Remarks About Multiracial Relationships/Families

Angry, adoptive parents rally in Montgomery: Angry, adoptive parents rally at the state house in response to a controversial statement by Rep. Alvin Holmes last month.

Read what Ms. Peden has to say regarding Rep. Holmes remarks regarding transracial adoption:

Rep. Alvin Holmes remarks about adoption are hurtful as well as untrue

Suzanne M. Peden

As a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Alabama since 1985, and the owner of a licensed child placing agency in Helena since 2001, A Angel Adoptions, I am truly heartbroken by the remarks of Representative Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, during a legislative debate over a bill to ban abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.

His statement that "Ninety-nine percent of the white people who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion" is simply not true. I have been working with pregnant women, babies, and adoptive families in the field of adoption for 29 years and my professional experience does not support his remarks.

Today, more than ever, Alabama and the rest of the nation are seeing an increase in interracial relationships, marriages, and children born who are of mixed racial heritage; President Barack Obama is a great example.

Additionally, the infertility rate among women/couples is at an all time high. I currently have two childless interracial adoptive couples who live in Alabama waiting for an adoptive placement. Last year I placed twelve infants who were of African-American or African-American/Caucasian heritage with adoptive couples who were of Caucasian or mixed ethnic heritages. I have no shortage of adoptive family resources for any race child.

If Rep. Holmes believes his opinions are in fact true then he needs to step up his research. Adoption professionals, birth parents, adoptive families, and adoptees are very upset by his statements that only give negative press to our state! In fact, it is my belief that a caucasian woman pregnant with an African-American/caucasian child in any state is more likely to parent that baby than to have an abortion or make an adoption plan.

Suzanne M. Peden is executive director of A Angel Adoptions in Helena.

State Rep. Alvin Holmes did not start his call to the radio show by talking about white families adopting black children. Instead, he attempted to focus the discussion on interracial marriage, claiming, “First of all, my statement, that I made was that the majority of white people in Alabama was against interracial marriage.”
Representative Holmes said his belief is based on a November 2000 vote in which Alabama voters overturned a 100-year-old law that prohibited interracial marriage, but which Holmes claimed a “majority of whites” voted against. That 14-year-old vote is apparently what he’s still basing his opinions on today.
He's just talking about the conservative segment of Alabama's electorate that is resistant to multiracial relationships and families.  Sometimes, Rep. Alvin Holmes is right.  But the problem with his logic is that it's not just conservatives/Southerners that are resistant to the idea.  It's also liberals/non-Southerners, those who claimed to be progressive on most issues yet have a big problem when it comes to multiculturalism/interracial relationships in their families.

This is not to let right-wingers/conservatives off the hook, for they're more active in opposing interracial/inter ethnic relationships, families, multiculturalism in general.  All you have to read the venomous response to President Obama, the Cheerios commercial, the hateful comments on various conservative message boards such as American Renaissance, Breitbart, Freerepublic, Steve Sailer/VDare, Heartiste, The Spearhead, etc.

Hear what he said before the Alabama State Legislature regarding the hypocrisy of anti- abortionists when it comes to abortion and race.

Then watch the racist hypocrite Sean Hannity's remark:

Shawn Hannity have some nerve lecturing Blacks about bigotry when he's clearly is one!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


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