Obama: The cotton picking President

Barbara

The PC police are at it again…CNN Rick Sanchez made the comment “He’s the cotton picking President”

 CNN’s Rick Sanchez quickly apologized on his Rick’s List program on Monday after inadvertently labeling Barack Obama the “cotton-picking president of the United States.” Sanchez used the racially-tinged term in response to the President recently addressing the significant percentage of American population who believe he is Muslim or was born outside the U.S.

The anchor raised President Obama’s recent comment about his birth certificate with correspondent Jessica Yellin 21 minutes into the 3 pm Eastern hour. Yellin explained that “this is the first time he’s talked about it since the polls showing how many Americans believe him to be Muslim came out” and that “you get the sense that he’s been sort of through this. He wants to set the record straight, but he really does seem to accept that he’s not going to convince everyone, and he’s not going to spend a lot of time and energy on something that’s not going to change.”

Sanchez replied to Yellin full of frustration: “I’m just sitting here just shaking my head. He is the cotton-picking president of the United States!” He continued with another slighter gaffe: “If the president of the United States doesn’t have enough of a bully pulpit to convince people of a lie- that a lie is a lie, I should say, then- you know, where are we? What kind of planet are we living on? What the hell is going on here?”

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2010/08/30/rick-sanchez-apologizes-after-labeling-obama-cotton-picking-president

Here is what I found about the term — cotton picking.

COTTON-PICKING as an adjective cotton-picking” is widespread as a term of disparagement.

Damned, darned. “From the “Dictionary of American Regional English,” Volume 1 by Frederic G. Cassidy (1985, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London, England).

What does that dictionary say about calling Hillary a bitch and Sarah a cunt? Are they widespread terms of endearment toward our female candidates?

Actually, I think it’s more a light-hearted old fashioned term not meant to be disparaging. “Keep your cotton-picking hands off my sandwich.” Or “you’re out of your cotton picking mind.” Besides what’s wrong with picking cotton? As far as racially tinged- both Blacks and whites picked cotton in the south. And looky here what I found:

"Lewis Hine: Passionate Journey; Photographs 1905-1939", "Let Children Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine's Crusade Against Child Labor", "Cotton Picker"

Sanchez was not describing Obama as the cotton picking President. Nor was Sanchez describing the actions of Obama since Obama has never actually picked cotton. Sanchez was expressing his own frustration with Obama’s inability to speak up for himself, to mean He’s the President for Pete’s sake (hope that term is ok) if not him then who?

Obama has never picked cotton. Sanchez couldn’t have possibly been speaking literally about the President when he said Obama was the cotton picking president; that would require that he had picked cotton. Me just thinks some of you are out of your cotton picking minds. Me also thinks enough is enough! Anyone making anything outta this– is plum outta their cotton –pickin minds!

That race card is worn out now! It’s a joke! If we have to parse every damned word we say about everyone but women then I say lets get rid of all these thin skinned Jack-asses and get some real patriots in there who know how to take a punch – like Hillary, Sarah and Jan! These guys are Pussy Cats with glass balls! Let fill those seats with real men- Women! We can take a lickin and keep on tickin!

Were the Dutch acting stupidly?

Barbara

TSA RED flags considered PINK

Just a little FYI if you want to take something you shouldn’t be traveling with, just tape it to a bottle of Pepto Bismo. It will pass thru security no problem at all. That is unless you travel outside of the US. Well… then you got problems because you will be arrested for plotting a terrorist attack.

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/united-flight-arrested-terror-charges-amsterdam/story?id=11517664

Airport security screeners in Birmingham, Alabama first stopped al Soofi and referred him to additional screening because of what officials said was his “bulky clothing.”

In addition, officials said, al Soofi was found to be carrying $7,000 in cash and a check of his luggage found a cell phone taped to a Pepto-Bismol bottle, three cell phones taped together, several watches taped together, a box cutter and three large knives. Officials said there was no indication of explosives and he and his luggage were cleared for the flight from Birmingham to Chicago O’Hare.

Geez, this profiling of Muslims in Amsterdam has just got to stop. Perhaps they need to have some sensitivity training from the TSA.

Some snark while in Chicago Ohare the Pepto Traveler was given an application for the US/Muslim outreach program. Poor guy had he just filled it out he’d have a job now instead of sitting in a Dutch prison on terrorism charges.

UPDATE*At the last report, we are hearing even though al Soofi checked his luggage on a flight to Washington’s Dulles airport for connections on flights to Dubai and then Yemen, even though he did not board the flight himself, he and his friend who he met up with along the way and went on to Amsterdam with are no longer under suspicion.

Ahhhhhhh! America to the rescue- no Doubt POTUS alerted the Dutch that they were acting stupidly!

Porn: Pro and Con

When it comes to pornography feminists are divided. Where do you stand?

Pro-porn feminists

Feminists who call themselves “sex-positive” say sexual freedom is essential to women’s freedom. They feel patriarchy represses women’s sexual expression, and say porn can liberate through challenging conventional notions that women should be monogamous, romantic, and that sex should be tied to procreation. They do not believe that laws written in a male-dominated society would serve women’s interests.

 Anti-porn feminists

Feminists who oppose pornography say it turns women into objects, promotes misogyny, eroticizes male dominance, and leads to violence against women. As one anti-porn blogger put it, “instead of being portrayed as individuals, as human beings, they are treated as fragmented body parts; women, men and children are depicted and used as holes, cunts, living sex aids, receptacles for the depositing of waste fluids.”

Does pornography cause violence against women?  

Studies are not conclusive.

Researchers asked male volunteers to administer electric shocks to women, under the guise of providing feedback in learning experiments. Men who had been exposed to violent and humiliating pornography were more aggressive in administering shocks.

Men who were shown violent and humiliating pornography also developed attitudes that were closer to those of rapists’. But the effects evaporated after a couple of months.

And we still don’t know whether pornography causes actual rape.

On the other hand, correlation studies often find that the more pornography is consumed, the lower the rate of rape. Does pornography decrease rape? Other factors could be in play. Over the last 20 years:

  • pornography consumption increased due to the Internet
  • women’s power and status rose because of increased opportunity in our society
  • the rate of rape decreased according to Justice Department victimization surveys

Has rape decreased because of higher pornography consumption or because women’s power and status has broadly risen despite porn?

Civil Libertarian Feminists

Other feminists believe that pornography is offensive and even harmful, but they feel that protection of individual rights and freedoms is more important.

What should be done?

Should pornography be celebrated as “pro-sex” feminists believe? Should laws be imposed against pornography as many anti-porn feminists advocate, and as civil libertarians fear? Should those who are concerned about negative effects of pornography turn to dialogue and education rather than the law?

 Where do you come down on the issue?

 Georgia Platts

Sources:

Gloria Cowan. “Pornography: Conflict Among Feminists.” Women: A Feminist Perspective, Fifth Edition. Edited by Jo Freeman. 1995

Michael Kimmel. Guyland. Harper. 2008

Glenn Beck Doublespeak: Reclaiming the Civil Rights Movement

Doublespeak: Any language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words.

Glenn Beck wants to “reclaim” the Civil Rights Movement: “We will take that movement because we were the people that did it in the first place!”

Miami Herald columnist, Leonard Pitts asks: whose “we”? Beck’s “we” sounds like people like Beck: affluent, middle-aged conservatives.

Funny, I thought that particular “we” were the backers of the “Southern strategy” that used racism to attract white votes. In the South this “we” largely turned Republican when Democratic President, Lyndon Johnson, signed the Civil Rights Act.

This is right out of Karl Rove’s playbook: Redefine an idea as it’s opposite. Rove turned “W” from National Guard deserter to Iraq/Afghan War Hero as easily as he swift boated war hero, John Kerry, into an unpatriotic fibber.

Orwellian talk is alive and well on the political right. It pops up when “Conservative Feminists”  resist adopting “a male model of careerism and public achievement as female goals, thereby denying women’s need for intimacy, family, and children.” If they had their way, we’d soon backtrack to a world before feminism.

Future Texas textbooks will question the Founding Fathers’ commitment to separation of church and state. They will diminish Thomas Jefferson and expand anti-feminist, Phyllis Schlafly.  Meanwhile, the slave trade will be renamed the “Atlantic triangular trade.” All thanks to a conservative school board.

Taking “we” back from Beck, Pitts names the Civil Rights Movements’ rightful owners: Rosa Parks refusing to sit at the back of the bus, Freedom Riders fighting – and sometimes losing their lives – for the right to vote, Lyndon Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act, and Martin Luther King leading the movement.  

Meanwhile the political right will keep trying to take over our thoughts one word at a time.

Georgia Platts

Drive-In Sex-Boxes

By: Lisa Thompson

More proof that truth is stranger than fiction, and that men will stop at no lengths to protect prostitution. I mean really — prostitution would diminish significantly if we actually demanded that men started controlling themselves!

Abolition!

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/839186-zurich-planning-drive-in-sex-boxes

Zurich planning drive-in sex-boxes

One of the German Sex-Boxen that Zurich police are planning to implement

Police chiefs in Switzerland are planning to build a series of drive-in sex-boxes to enable prostitutes to conduct their business with punters without disturbing the neighbourhood.

The idea – imported from German cities like Essen and Cologne – is being proposed by Zurich police chief Daniel Leupi as a way to let prostitutes work in a more discreet way.

The idea comes after thousands of complaints by householders whose homes overlook the thriving red light district in Zurich.

‘They get up to all sorts in broad daylight – and we’re sick to death of looking at it,’ said one.

Police spokesman Reto Casanova (his actual name) said: ‘We can’t get rid of prostitution, so we have to learn how to control it.’

Who distorted MLK dream? Civil rights leaders and liberal crybabies

By: BettyJean Kling

Thousands of conservative, tea party supporters were expected at the demonstration Saturday that Beck has called a” Restoring Honor” rally to show support of the country’s military at the site where Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech 47 years ago to the day.

The location and timing prompted civil rights leaders to cry foul. “They have a right to rally. But what they don’t have the right do is distort what Dr. King’s dream was about,” the Rev. Al Sharpton declared Friday. He called the tea party assembly an anti-government action and has organized a counter rally also near the site of King’s historic speech.

Rep. Mel Watt, D- N.C., a former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus , said he had some conversations about what he described as the “in-your-face” choice of the date. However, he said, “these people have a right to rally, and I’m a protector of free speech even when I disagree with what’s being said.”

I am still trying to figure out what exactly what was said to these patriots that these black so called Civil Rights leaders disagree with? Moreover, exactly what was said that Dr. Martin Luther King would disagree with? I did not see any dream distorted. Wasn’t it part of the dream that we all be judged by the content of our character and not by the color of our skin? Why do we still need a black caucus? Why do we need Al Sharpton telling us we cannot hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial on any day? Imagine had we told MLK he could not hold his there that day? When oh when will the black man stop the segregation? Aren’t civil rights human rights?

Taylor Marsh on Huffington’s Post immediately pulls race card out in her opening line and then for her second headline, she points to MLK niece as an anti-abortionist. These race baiting liberals just can’t get past poison politics long enough to be civil even on a day of remembering Civil Rights. Even the photo they used played down the crowd. How sad, how very very sad.

The ultimate lesson of Mr. Beck’s rally today is you cannot say things like “I think the president is a racist,” and then say “I stand by that,” then present yourself as someone who will “restore America.” It offers a surreal reality that makes people feel like they’re in the political twilight zone. At least that’s how I felt today.

This type of hate speech directed at the first African American president in United States history is nothing Martin Luther King, Jr. would “commend,” using the word Dr. King’s niece did today, speaking at Beck’s rally. At least not before he received a retraction from the hater who uttered the words.

King’s niece, anti-abortion activist Alveda King, was one of many minority speakers and awardees, a group that also included St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols, a native of the Dominican Republic, who received an award for promoting hope. Like Beck, Alveda King linked the rally to her uncle’s speech. “If Uncle Martin were here today, he would surely commend us for giving honor where honor is due,” she said. [...] – Glenn Beck calls for national revival 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/taylor-marsh/glenn-becks-king-for-a-da_b_698037.html

No Taylor the ultimate lesson today is is you and the rest of the extreme left wing cannot continue to pull the race card, drag out the abortion issue and bash the American people and not expect the backlash you are all about to receive.

Perhaps it is time for these folks to learn a little bit about restoring honor. I stood next to a tall black Viet Nam vet whose eyes swelled and whose tears could not be stopped when Sarah told stories of several wounded vets then introduced them one by one. On my other side a white man from Arizona who got a ride from and traveled across the country with a Black woman from California to come help restore honor to our country. In front of me a new mother with her 2 week old baby was given a place to rest in by a cane wielding vet of about 68 and they took turns sharing the seat. On my other side a Latino family taking turns putting their children on their shoulders to see over the head of the crowds.  When I was leaving a woman asked that we make way– her husband had just suffered a stroke deep within the crowd – Moses himself could not have parted the way easier. I met folks from every state of every color of every nationality ranging in age from 2 weeks old to as young as 80 something and I would bet we were close to a million American patriots there without signs with open hearts. Top that AL!

What a great day for America! Hundreds of thousands of Americans, of all races, came together at the Lincoln Memorial to Restore Honor to our nation. The area immediately in front of the Lincoln Memorial holds 250,000, the park adjacent holds 300,000. If you look closely at the pictures you will see what I saw as I walked among the trees, hundreds of thousands more under all the tree cover for as far as the eye could see. They extended behind the stage right up to Lincoln’s lap.

Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin were the headline speakers, but the real stars of the event were We The People in the crowd. They came from across the country in peace and friendship. The vast multitude of patriots brought to mind a similar gathering on this day, on this spot, forty-seven years ago.

Best remembered about the famed March on Washington is Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. What was his dream? Was it of a dispirited America, as brought about by the Obama administration? Was it of a county being torn apart by racial and class conflict, as caused either Party? Was it a downtrodden populace, prodded to submit to Big Government by the main stream media? No!

Media socialists now a’cringing at the religious themes of the Restoring Honor rally ought to reflect on the fact that Martin Luther King Jr. was president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and son of another Christian minister, the Reverend Martin Luther King Sr. `Michael Zak@grand_old_partisan@hotmail.com

[See http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/2010/08/martin-luther-king-would-have-been-proud-of-the-restoring-honor-rally.html for the entire article.]

There weren’t many dry eyes on the mall when hundreds of thousands of people sang Amazing Grace a classic hymn written by a former slave-trader after he repented:

“I was lost, but now am found. Was blind, but now I see.” One could see on the video screen Sarah Palin wiping away some tears at this beautiful sentiment: “Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come; ‘Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far and Grace will lead me home.”

On the way home, I turned on my radio and was stunned to hear Al Sharpton lie about Beck changing his theme to conform to Sharpton’s complaints. For the last week he urged – bring your children leave your signs home adding your will leave blessed. What part of faith, hope and charity sounds to Al and the black caucus like an anti government rally?

Wait till 9/12 Al – that is when you will see the anti-government rally! One like you must have wished to run against the opposing party but have yet to gather. You are a hypocrite Al- you have no problem with anti-government rallies, you just can’t tolerate anything against this president because you want to make it about race. You are a race baiter- You – AL- You distorted MLK’s dream!

This morning I decided to look up the beginning of this rally and was surprised to find it on Meet Up as far back as 12/30. Sorry Al- you are caught in a big big lie this time. I thing this time We The People are sick and tired of your nonsense. It’s over! This rally was EXACTLY WHAT IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE!  

Come celebrate America by honoring our heroes, our heritage and our future at the Restoring Honor Rally on August 28, 2010. Join us at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. for this non-political, non-partisan rally that will recognize our first amendment rights and honor the service men and women who fight to protect those freedoms.

Every day servicemen and women risk their lives to protect our country. It is through the support of non-profit organizations like the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) that the families of these soldiers are taken care of in the event of an accident or loss of life. Help give back to these men and women by donating to the SOWF at http://www.specialops.org and please, join us in Washington for the Restoring Honor Rally on August 28, 2010.

Muslims: it’s not the country they come from it’s the damned ‘religion’ they follow

By BettyJean Kling

Day after day we are told not to judge all Muslims by the 911 terrorists. I would say that is fair enough. I have said just because they were all Saudi’s we shouldn’t judge Sauidi’s either. After all we have foiled attack after attack from Muslims from all over the Eastern world and several of the worst of them appear to be home grown which leads me to believe it’s not the country they come from it’s the damned religion they follow.

They have no respect for human life—NONE. They sacrifice their own young men with promises of 72 virgins or some nonsense and have children for two reasons, boys for war and girls to use to make more warriors. Females are chattle and are treated worse than animals. I might add- we jail people here for treating animals they way they treat women!

What kind of religion or god or prophet asks a man to torture and maim his brothers and sisters?

Maid: Bosses drove 24 hot nails into my body

By BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — 49 year old L.G. Ariyawathi, employed as a maid was sent back from Saudi Arabia with 24 nails inside her body the result of torture by the family who employed her as a maid. She went to Saudi Arabia in March and was paid only two months’ salary, but her employer held three months’ salary as payment for her ticket home.

“They (employer and his family) did not allow me even to rest. The woman at the house had heated the nails and then the man inserted them into my body,”

She has difficulty walking because she has two nails in her knee and two in her ankles. Another needle is in her forehead, and the rest are in hands.


“Her condition is stable, but we are giving antibiotics and painkillers,” Satharasinghe said, adding that doctors will begin removing the nails on Friday.

The 24 nails are “inside the body due to torture meted out by her Saudi employer,” Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena

Full story here

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