Martin Bashir has resigned for making inappropriate remarks concerning Sarah Palin. His remarks were simply wrong and he has lost his job over his own poor judgment, but how did he know he had gone too far? Everyday we hear people speak coursely. We hear people use profanity in any situation. A few days ago I saw a story where a bus driver had called the police to help her correct the behavior of some unruly middle school students. The police arrived on the scene and they proceeded to berate the students and along the way they dropped a few F-Bombs. They were called to correct bad behavior and they end up bringing more bad behavior to the situation. the children’s parents were upset and the police were disciplined, but I wonder did the parents go a step further and question what were the students doing that called for police intervention? What were they saying? How were they acting? Have you watched any sitcoms lately? Everything is a joke and most of it is profane, but who determines if they have gone too far or even crossed a line? Since 2007 we have seen depictions of the president that range from gorrilla to witch doctor. He has had his citizenship questioned, his marriage questioned even his sexuality questioned, but did that cross the line? Who determines when a line has been crossed? Do lies cross the line? Does racism qualify as a line crosser? Don’t get me wrong Bashir should have lost his job. His statements were gross and unforgivable, but what made him feel that his depiction was acceptable. The day he made the statement I am sure he did not say this is the day I will put my job in jeopardy. He probably thought himself clever and thought that he would be applauded not booed and never reprimanded, but that’s what happened. Sarah Palin canceled a scheduled interview with NBC, Joe Scarborough went balistic and his colleagues at MSNBC were forced to answer questions about the statements while doing interviews that had nothing to do with Bashir. MSNBC fired Alec Baldwin over a gay slur so how could they keep Bashir on after he advocated force feeding Palin defecation. He went too far and the sad thing is people don’t know what too far looks like until they arrive there.
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Alec Baldwin has nine lives. Professional lives. Baldwin has been hounded by the paparazzi and he constantly gets into heated verbal exchanges with them. He has often been accused of using homophobic slurs. Sometimes he has denied it, but this last incident was caught on tape. He has been suspended from his MSNBC talk show. Hardly a loss since it is not viewed by many, but what I want to know is why does Baldwin keep getting a pass? He apologizes and he moves on to his next gig, but others have not been that lucky. Do you remember Isaiah Washington? Washington was a regular on Grey’s Anatomy until he called his co-star a homosexual slur. He was reprimimanded and then he did Public Service Announcements. He was apologetic and contrite, but he was still fired. Paula Deen admitted repeatedly using the n-word and her sponsors dropped her like she had the plague, and do you remember the actor that played Kramer on Seinfeld? Well after he had his n-word tirade he was all but erased from Hollywood so who made Baldwin’s teflon suit. Nothing seems to stick. What does this guy have to do? I guess he could really keep doing what he’s been doing because it seems to be working for him. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20756802,00.html
So tired of people comparing things to slavery. Unhappy athletes say they feel like slaves when they can not re-negogiate their contracts. Entertainers also are guilty of this and so are over the top political performers like Sarah Palin. You can’t compare anything that we go through today to slavery. Slavery was an American tragedy and it should not be used as a punchline or an exclamation point for any political political diatribe.
For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Contact: Karl Frisch
“Today, young voters showed up and made their voice heard: they will have a say in Virginia’s future.”
EXIT POLL UPDATE: According to exit poll data thus far, the youth vote’s share of the overall electorate in Virginia increased by 3% points when compared to the 2009 gubernatorial election. Among voters 18-29 years of age, Terry McAuliffe beat Ken Cuccinelli 45% to 39%. In 2013, the Democratic share of the youth vote increased by 1% point and the Republican share decreased by 15% points when compared to 2009.
WASHINGTON, DC – Tonight, following news that Terry McAuliffe has been declared the winner in Virginia’s hotly contested gubernatorial election, Rock The Vote released the following statement from its president, Heather Smith concerning the role young voters played in the decisive outcome: “Today, young voters showed up and made their voice heard: they will have a say in Virginia’s future.” “These results prove that young people continue to defy the unfortunately low expectations placed on them by others who should know better by now. Young voters are a political force to be reckoned with.” “We are now witnessing the inevitability of how our country will be changed as a result of the Millennial Generation’s size, diversity, passion and engagement.” “Their participation was a deciding factor in today’s election, and their generation will continue to shape our electorate and country for decades to come as more than 12,000 Millennials turn 18 each day. Between today and Election Day 2016, more than 13 million new young voters will enter the electorate.” “In 2012, President Obama won Virginia because of voters under the age of 30 – they were the only age group to vote for the President, and they favored him by 25 points (61% v 36%). In 2013, these same voters made Terry McAuliffe the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
On Election Day, nine Rock The Vote fellows worked on the ground with 15 campuses across Virginia to make more than 15,000 calls to young voters and hosted rides to the polls throughout the day. These get out the vote efforts were complemented by an online voter registration drive that brought 30,000 voters under 30 onto the rolls, and a major mobile text messaging, Facebook advertising, and direct email campaign reminding young voters to turn out. During the 2012 presidential election, Rock The Vote organized efforts that brought 45,165 young voters to the polls in Virginia.
• CANDIDATES COURTED YOUTH VOTE: Terry McAuliffe visited 23 community colleges in Virginia and toured five college towns with former President Bill Clinton last week, while Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has made one public appearance at a Virginia campus — Liberty University with Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
• YOUNG VOTERS IN VIRGINIA: During the 2012 election, 57.4% of young citizens aged 18-24 registered to vote and 61.1% of young citizens aged 18-29 registered to vote. In 2012, there was an estimated 1.162 million young citizens aged 18-29 eligible to vote in Virginia. An estimated 52.1% – more than half – of young people in Virginia voted in the 2012 presidential election. 61% of young voters in Virginia aged 18-29 voted for President Obama in 2012.
• 2009 VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION: In the last Virginia gubernatorial race in 2009, young voters made up 17% of all voters. Young voters voted for Republican Bob McDonnell over Democrat R. Creigh Deeds by 54% to 44% margin.
• YOUNG VOTERS NATIONALLY: According to exit polls, 23 million young citizens aged 18-29 voted in the last presidential election, making up 19% of the total electorate. Young voters played a critical role in swing states – young voters in states like Ohio, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania decided at least 80 electoral votes. [SOURCE: CIRCLE]
• YOUNG WOMEN VOTERS NATIONALLY: 7% more young women voters aged 18-29 turned out in the 2012 presidential election than young men voters. Young African-American women had the highest turn out of young voters in the 2012 election; 60.1% of African American women voted in the 2012 election. 98% of young African-American women voted for Obama.
ABOUT ROCK THE VOTE:
Rock the Vote’s mission is to engage and build political power for young people in our country. Founded twenty-three years ago at the intersection of popular culture and politics, Rock the Vote has registered more than five million young people to vote and has become a trusted source of information for young people about registering to vote and casting a ballot. Rock the Vote uses music, popular culture, new technologies and grassroots organizing to motivate and mobilize young people in our country to participate in every election, with the goal of seizing the power of the youth vote to create political and social change. Visit RockTheVote.com for more information.
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Liberal Democrat Grayson Blasted for Comparing Tea Party To KKK
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ — Conservative and independent-minded Black Americans are demanding a public apology from Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for his remarks equating the Tea Party to the Ku-Klux-Klan. Grayson made the remarks on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” with host Al Sharpton and escalated the attack by issuing a letter to his constituents depicting an image of a burning cross in place of the letter “T” for Tea Party. The image also had the following caption: “Now You Know What the ‘T’ Stands For.” Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND Action and the South Central L.A. Tea Party, blasted the liberal Democrat. The following is his statement on this issue: “Rep. Alan Grayson has managed to insult both the Tea Party and sensible Black Americans with his outrageous and callous remarks. I grew up on a plantation near Montgomery, Alabama during Jim Crow and witnessed real racism. Klansmen murdered my great-grandfather. For Alan Grayson to cavalierly compare law-abiding Tea Party people to a violent and racist organization like the Ku-Klux-Klan is offensive and minimizes the suffering of Black Americans. “Alan Grayson is playing on the worst fears of Blacks in an attempt to continue the brainwashing tactics of the Democratic Party. He knows that for more than 160 years it has been the Democrats who have used the Ku-Klux-Klan, Jim Crow, and failing liberal policies to keep many blacks on the liberal Democrat’s plantation.
“Grayson’s latest actions show a lack of self-control and a complete disregard for the facts. I am seriously concerned about his sanity. It’s disturbing to know that this man is entrusted with our nation’s national security secrets. The South Central L.A. Tea Party is demanding that Congressman Grayson apologizes to black Americans and the Tea Party for his outrageous lies.” BOND Action and The South Central L.A. Tea Party were founded by Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson for the purpose of “educating, motivating, and rallying Americans to greater involvement in the moral, cultural, and political issues that threaten our great country.”