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John Sununu Bring Race Up Again: Colin Powell's Endorsement

October 26, 2012 by Andrew17

Its official, like 2008 the Republicans are saying Colin Powell is endorsing Obama because he is black. I hope people understand how outrages this is, that a man like Colin Powell is treated in such a disrespectful matter. The implication is white people are able to make decisions independent of race, while black people are not. The Romney campaign feels We (Black People) will always be beholden to race.

Why didn't John Sununu just say that we (The Romney Campaign) didn't expect Colin Powell's endorsement since he (Colin Powell) endorsed Obama 4 years ago. Instead they specifically added race into the mix. The question is why?

The Koch Brother’s Party: The Tea Party Really is Their Party

August 25, 2012 by fidlerten

I for one no longer believe the Republican Party is controlled by Republican voters, nor does it serve those voters’ interests.

Back In 2010, the Koch Brothers saw and opportunity and they took it. This is what I believe happened: A small percent of the United States’ population could not stand the thought there was a black man in the White House. Their rage sparked a larger movement. Then add in those who claim not to hate black people, but in private company, do. Add those who just cannot stand the government and you have a movement.    Read more

Opening Ceremonies

July 27, 2012 by toritto1942

And so we begin another Olympic Games tonight with all of the pomp and ceremony - marching athletes, flag waving, lighting the caldron, speeches, huzzahs. Hyper-nationalism on display for all to see.

It is probably not what Pierre de Fredy, Baron de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee had in mind. The Baron, whose nobility went back to King Louis XI, was an idealist of first order.     Read more

APARTHEID NATION?

July 17, 2012 by cherose228

Something that was discussed in great detail on Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry’s program yesterday was Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech to the NAACP convention held here in Houston this week past. He brought up some interesting points, which made me think. A lot.

With the advent of voter ID laws here in this country, we’re heading backwards on voters’ rights, according to Mr. Holder. Mandating that EVERYBODY has to have a valid photo ID of some sort, issued by the state in which that person is voting, Mr. Holder said, was like unto the reintroduction of poll tax laws. Me, I think that the situation is a lot worse than people realize. I think that we’re trying to institute apartheid into this country.

Here’s the Webster’s dictionary definition of apartheid:    Read more

Hate is Easy

May 19, 2012 by fidlerten

This article is a repost from a wonderful writer and a friend of mine, Roy-Gene who has a website called Roygeneable. Roy is a recent ORU graduate and writes a great deal concerning gay issues. You can follow his blog and this article by going to:

http://roygeneable.com/2012/05/18/hate-is-easy/

Twice in my life I’ve been connected to people in various ways whose funerals were picketed by the people from Westboro Baptist Church. The first was Oral Roberts, the founder of my alma mater, and the second was Garrett Coble, a former professor at ORU who died in the plane crash last weekend that took his life and the lives of two other men I knew as classmates.


What, exactly, does God hate? (Photo: Westboro Baptist Church)    Read more

Gay Republicans Angry With Obama Over Announcement

May 15, 2012 by fidlerten

Reading an article from DeWayne Wickham in the Tuesday morning edition concerning a group called Log Cabin Republicans, which is a gay organization for Republican gay people, some things came to mind. For me as a gay Democrat of why gay people, no matter what their political affiliation is, would be angry because America’s first black president gave them his support to marry the one they love.    Read more

Gay Marriage and Telling the Boss I’m Gay

May 10, 2012 by fidlerten

Those who read my articles know very well that I’m gay; I never hide it. Thing is, I’ve never have come right out and told my boss. I just decided she must know already because I’m so open when I write, surely I thought, she’s read some of my material some time or the other.

I also never told her because many years ago I lost a job because I told one of my superiors at that job that I was gay and it wasn’t much more than a week later that I was fired, blaming it on something else. After that incident which hurt me a great deal, I had a difficult time telling anyone I worked with that I was gay.    Read more

Gay Marriage and Telling the Boss I’m Gay

May 10, 2012 by fidlerten

Those who read my articles know very well that I’m gay; I never hide it. Thing is, I’ve never have come right out and told my boss. I just decided she must know already because I’m so open when I write, surely I thought, she’s read some of my material some time or the other.

I also never told her because many years ago I lost a job because I told one of my superiors at that job that I was gay and it wasn’t much more than a week later that I was fired, blaming it on something else. After that incident which hurt me a great deal, I had a difficult time telling anyone I worked with that I was gay.    Read more

N.C. Pastor Comes out against Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex marriage

May 8, 2012 by fidlerten

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber put the state constitutional amendment that’s up for a vote Tuesday, in the perspective it should be with Christian voters. Rev. Barber, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina said this a day before North Carolina voters go to the polls to vote on a state constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state:    Read more

George Zimmerman Played Cop in Trayvon Martin Case

April 27, 2012 by fidlerten

Since George Zimmerman’s arrest, much has come out about George Zimmerman, much of it to portray the 29-year-old as just a really nice guy trying to protect this gated community in Sanford. It also shows just how much he involved himself into the string of burglaries that took place before that fateful night; handing out his card to victims of the burglaries after police had already questioned them.

Mr. Zimmerman was asked to start a neighborhood watch but he took it to another level, becoming sort of an unofficial private cop, carrying his gun with him when he patrolled as a neighborhood watch captain.    Read more

Ted Nugent, and the Obama Haters

April 19, 2012 by fidlerten

I know many of us really get tired of listening to the constant barrage of personal attacks on President Obama. The attacks on his policies are fair game but the personal attacks and now threats, just go too far.

I do remember back in 2008, talking to others like myself about Obama. Many liked him then and still like him now because he’s never done anything to make any of us dislike him, at least as a person. But there was so much fear that something would happen to him. The reason why we felt that way was because we knew the level of hate out there against black people.    Read more

Gay Marriage Maybe Part of Platform for Democratic National Convention

April 11, 2012 by fidlerten

Even eight years ago, the very idea of gay marriage on the Democratic National Convention’s platform was something made up of pipe dreams by gay people like me. But there is serious talk among DNC heavyweights which sounds like it’s a done deal.

This year’s DNC chairman, Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa spoke clearly that he supports it. When asked by Politico’s Mike Allen “Do you think that the Democratic national platform should have a marriage equality plank?”    Read more

Racism in America: Live and Well

March 26, 2012 by fidlerten

The stigma of racism seems to be a lasting legacy for America – no matter how we try to separate ourselves from it, mostly through our laws and our courts, we still can’t quite succeed.  We fought a civil war to secure the freedom of those who would be enslaved and we passed a Civil Rights law in 1964 to further the freedom of many and legislate even further the concept put forth in our Constitution that all men are created equal.    Read more

Who’s Afraid of Rush Limbaugh?

March 6, 2012 by fidlerten


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It’s been obvious for a long time now that Republicans are afraid of Rush Limbaugh.  You’d be hard pressed to find a Republican lawmaker to say anything negative about old Rush.  Rush has for a long time held a lot of clout over Republican politicians, with Republicans kowtowing to Mr. Limbaugh in fear that Rush will bash them on his popular radio show.    Read more

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