Tag Archives: Election 2008

Ben Carson suggest putting Harriet Tubman on the $2 dollar bill…really?

Sometimes I think Ben Carson just wants to make people mad. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Why did Roland Martin offer to shine Bill O’Reilly’s shoes?

Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Franklin Graham protests University of Maryland cancelling “American Sniper” because Muslim students complained

Can you believe that the University of Maryland canceled a screening of the movie American Sniper after Muslim students complained? This afternoon, I’m going to meet with wounded military veterans and their spouses who served this nation with honor–fighting to preserve our freedoms and many times shedding their own blood. Chris Kyle was an American hero. It’s brave soldiers like these that make all of the freedoms we enjoy possible. Shame on the University of Maryland for listening to these voices! If these Muslim students can’t support the military members who do their job to protect us, let them leave America and go to a Muslim country. God bless America and our heroes! SHARE this if you agree.

I read the post above and I was struck by the venomous tone. Schools are a melting pot of races and nationalities and schools have to be sensitive to diverse communities. Muslim students complained to officials at the University of Maryland about American Sniper. Graham said if they don’t like it they need to go to a Muslim country. Well if this is where they were born they don’t need to leave their own country. There are movies that some groups applaud and others are offended by that same film and their feelings should be considered and not dismissed, and not told to take a hike.

Should Miss America Kira Kazantsev keep her crown?

Miss America Kira Kazantsev has admitted that she was kicked out of her sorority for hazing violations. This happened last year. Should she be allowed to keep her crown? Share your thoughts.


Is Gwyneth Paltrow the most beautiful woman or is she simply in the next Iron Man movie?

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Over the past few days I have heard alot of Gwyneth hating. What do you think is she deserving of the title or does she simply have a good publicist?

BET founder Bob Johnson appears on O’Reilly Factor and actually makes sense

When I first saw that Bob Johnson was discussing President Obama with Bill O’Reilly I must say I expected some Obama bashing, but I was pleasantly surprised by his comments and I must say I agree with him on some them. He points out the fact that unemployment in the black community is 14% and this country would not tolerate white unemployment at that rate. Compare that to white unemployment is 7%. Why aren’t black people calling for the presidnet’s head on a platter? They love him and they hope things will get better. O’Reilly attempted to bring the fact that there are fewer fathers in the black homes, but Johnson conceded that might be a factor, but it was not the only factor. Johnson made a number of other points worthy of discussion. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Bill O’Reilly Takes a “Fair and Balanced” Look at the News Corp

Bill O’Reilly is accusing the US Press of making more out of the News Corp story than they should. He says at this point the story is about the News of the World newspaper in London and there has been no real linkage to the story in the United States. His guest likened the US coverage to a witchhunt. We know that Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News so Bill O’Reilly’s false indignation is no surprise, but my question is does he have a point? Has this story gotten more coverage than the facts warrant? Tell me what you think.

I Voted Today!

Today I went out and voted.  I am a firm believer that if you do not vote you do not have the right to complain. Voting gives you the opportunity to make your voice heard. Your candidate might not win but at least if you vote you have done all you could. As a black woman I am also sensitive to the fact that many people laid down their lives so that we could freely go to the polls and vote. So if your state has a primary today and you are registered go out and make a difference. If you live in Washington DC you can register and cast a vote today.  Get out and vote!

Harry Reid Ad…Hard hitting or below the belt?

The problem with elections is campaigning. Nothing is off limits. This is a Harry Reid ad. The ad points out that his opponent voted against enforcing a restraining order issued from another state when she was in the state legislature. So does this mean that Sharron Angle sides with abusers? “The charges in the most recent spot stem from a vote Angle cast in 2001 against AB581, a bill that required Nevada courts to enforce protection orders dealing with domestic violence offenders from out of state. Angle was one of nine assembly members to oppose the measure (which passed by a 31-9 vote). Her campaign has insisted that she agreed with the spirit of the law but had “concerns with the execution.”* Could she have really had genuine concerns about enforcement or should we really believe she sides with the abuser? I believe Angle is extreme on a number of social issues, but to say she sides with the abuser to me is below the belt. Tell me what you think.

*Huffington Post

When Did Hatred Become Patriotism?

Should a mosque be built near Ground Zero? This question has been debated everywhere. Some say it is a local issue, but it has taken on national interest. Some of the relatives of the 9/11 victims do not want it built near the site, but the Mayor Bloomberg said that it is in accordance to the local laws and they have a right to build. The other night he said “We would feed the false impressions that some Americans have about Muslims. We would hand a valuable propaganda tool to terrorist recruiters, who spread the fallacy that America is at war with Islam.”  So how did we get to this point? The rhetoric we are hearing is laced with hate that is wrapped into some kind of sick patriotism. We have made Muslim the M-word. When did Muslim become a dirty word? What happened to us? The thing that frightens me is if they are successful in stopping the mosque what is next? I saw a minister on one of the cable networks proudly proclaiming that his church would be having a burn the Koran rally. Here was a man of the cloth proudly proclaiming religious hatred.  This is a diverse country and now we seem to be shifting wildly to the right. What happened to us?


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