Tag Archives: Health Care Debate

What, Harry Reid Channels Rodney King?

So I am perusing my tag surfer and under the racist tag there is a post titled “Racist Pig Harry Reid Invokes Rodney King.”  It seems the controversy over at this blog happens to be that Harry Reid used the phrase “let’s just all try to get along.”  Which I guess this whole issue for them came from “The Hill” who wrote an article and stated pretty much the same thing.  That Reid somehow invoked Rodney King into the health care debate.

This person then says, “How dare this racist bastard invoke the name of Rodney King during today’s healthcare session.”  And asks the question, “Finally, where is the African American community on this and why aren’t they telling Democrats to STFU?”  Now I must admit that I do agree a little bit with this person that this health care bill isn’t going to do much in the way of helping black people.

Our problems with health care are two fold.  No access to affordable insurance and even when that isn’t a problem, we have no access to the same quality of health care as our white counterparts.  What exactly is this bill going to do to ensure a racially bias free health experience for all?

Now back to the main issue, the invoking of Rodney King.   I am part of the African American community which is what they asked for, so let me give my two cents.  For one I don’t see HOW Reid invoked Rodney King since Rodney didn’t say what Reid said.  Rodney King asked, “Can’t we all just get along.”

So I am convinced that, in no way did Harry Reid accidentally nor intentionally channel Rodney King.  And if he did, then my question would have to be and so what?  What the hell do I care if Reid is channeling Rodney King?  Who the hell is Rodney King supposed to be to me or any other black person that I or they need to be angered over someone using the same phrase as him or close to it?

I mean yes, the man was beaten unconscionably by a thug ass gang of racist animals posing as cops.  And yes, this was one of the most horrific beatings ever to be caught on camera.  And yes, it was a disgusting display of the white race card when these animalistic monsters were acquitted without so much as a slap on the wrist for committing such a heinous crime.

A group of their white peers felt that these monsters did what needed to be done to a black man who steps out of line.  Rodney King personifies a whole group of ills that bubbles beneath the surface of  this melting pot we call America, yet boils over and consistently burns us in the black community.

But in no way is Rodney King some sort of black leader, black savior, black role model or black anything that when someone says a phrase similar to the one he used, would or should make black people angry as if some great sacrilege has occurred.  And to refer to it as blasphemy is an outrageously irresponsible statement.

Is the Democratic Party racist, HELL YEAH!  Is the Republican Party racist, HELL YEAH, HELLO!  And to think that either or neither party, the tea party, the Independent Party, the Green Party, hell you name the party, because it doesn’t matter party, aren’t all playing the freaking race card and nefariously using any minority not just black ones, to further their retarded agendas which don’t include the black community is crazy.

This is America, wake up and smell the coffee, because the pot isn’t just smoking, it’s literally on fire.  And I am supposed to care that Harry Reid almost said what Rodney King said.  Can anyone say distraction?  And hell yes, I am talking about a distraction;  if you don’t point it out, most people wouldn’t know that’s what they were looking at.  Somebody has got to say it.

This is nothing more than both sides playing the race card.  Republicans are crying that Reid invoked Rodney King, as if they cared about Rodney King, and think that blacks should be livid, as if they cared about blacks.  And the Democrats are crying foul, saying that the Republicans are calling their kettle black, when their (Republicans) pot is black too, sniffle, sniffle.

First it was cries that someone invoked slavery, as if they cared, now it is cries of Rodney King, again they definitely could care less; so why?  We are being played for fools in the black community that’s why.  We are essentially unrepresented.  All parties would like our community’s vote, but NO parties would like to see us outside of our community’s circumstances.  And somehow I should be angry about some idiot saying let’s all get along?  Give me a break.

I think if anything we should be screaming about our community’s lack of political representation period.  We should be yelling about getting our community the same treatment and representation as any other community where politicians seem to spend time figuring out ways to attract jobs, businesses, industry and other essentials.  Maybe we should ignore the dumb stuff such as statements that mean absolutely nothing and raise our angry voices together for something that actually matters.

Advertisements

2 Comments

Filed under Propaganda, Racism

Nothing But The Facts Please

i_see_dumb_people

Here is a reply to a comment that I got on my post “Is disagreeing with Obama Racism“, that I just feel deserves its own post.  Check out the comment, oh and I just love the “Mr. Sentinel”.

Stephen Frazier,

Don’t be so thick in the brain or is it brainless. Anyhow, I never chided anyone for asking Obama what he has done that is not a problem. The people I mention are NOT asking what he has or hasn’t done. They are saying that he has ruined the country. And I asked and will ask it again, what has he done that ruins the country?

You ask me to explain how Bush stole our freedom,  I told you that he did so with the Patriot Act? Oh, you must not know what is in the Patriot Act, so therefore you needed me to go even further and make a list for you. Well, like I tell my son, get the information, it is free and helps you learn. There is nothing worse than a person who refuses to educate themselves.

You want to know why people say “we want our country back” and wonder what that means. Well, when the people feel that politicians are too powerful and unresponsive, WE feel that we have lost control of the country and we want it back. Get it?” Why don’t you explain exactly what the Obama government has done to be too powerful?

What laws, bills or other things have been pushed through the senate and house by Obama that would make the government any more powerful than it was under Bush? I keep asking and getting nothing. So it makes me believe that there is another reason to ask for the country back.

So to you the government was third in line to help Louisiana so therefore it was OK for nothing to get done for people who were suffering and dying.  You are a serious piece of work, acting as if the government being third in line is an excuse. It doesn’t!

The state of Louisiana Governor declared a state of emergency on Aug 26 then asked Bush to declare a federal state of emergency the next day. Governor Blanco requested help again after the levees break on Aug 29.   Then Aug 31 the state warned FEMA and Bush that people were dying at the dome. Go here and have a look at the time line, since you have a problem with your memory.

Wow, Obama has declared 37 “Czars”, that bastard! Now I have something else to dislike him for. . . Wait a minute! What exactly is a Czar appointed by the President? Oh, you mean a Czar is nothing more than an adviser who is designed to communicate with multiple agencies?

And that the first Czars were appointed under Ronald Reagan. And the practice was widened by George W. Bush who in fact had 36 Czars. Not to mention at last count Obama has actually 18 to 22 Czars the rest are Senate appointed people who are NOT under the title of Czar. So exactly what the hell is the hoopla again? I guess this is because you partake of too much Fox Stupidity.

You know according to Pew Polls people who get their news from Fox are the least informed people. They were unable to correctly answer questions related to the government. They were even less likely to have correct information than those people who watched ONLY John Stewart and the Daily show or Stephen Colbert which are two comedians making jokes about the news. Well that explains your lack of knowledge yet your incessant spewing of Fox news talking points.

You say Obama “Appointed tax cheats, socialists, communists, environmental wackos and Marxists to some of the most powerful positions in government” I think this is a governmental thing not an Obama only thing. As far as I can remember Bush had some of the biggest liars, cheats and incompetents in his administration.

But if you must, go ahead and name these socialists, wackos and Marxists as I think it would be quite entertaining to see if you can come up with anything. Oh, and if you do get a name right, please list what makes them a socialist, wacko or Marxist. Not just “that is what Glen Beck told me.” Ha, ha ha!

I guess by Saying Obama “enacted legislation designed to payback unions” you mean this little snippet of the Employee free choice act. If an employer is found to have unlawfully terminated pro-union employees, the law would provide for liquidated damages of three times back pay. In addition, you’d be hit with a $20,000 penalty per occurrence if the National Labor Relations Board or a court finds against you.

But unfortunately for you there is NO bill that provides money to pay back unions for nothing. And as far as I can see if an employer is unlawfully firing people for unionizing then they deserve the punishment they get. I can’t go and break the law just because I don’t like what it says. But, of course leave it up to a worker to be anti-worker. HA!

Are you for real? There are NO provisions to pay back tree huggers. I won’t even bother with it unless you show me a specific bill that was passed or some other legislation showing PROOF! This isn’t Fox news; I don’t deal in fantasy land or bizarro world. We already know that the auto industry was NOT nationalized. That is a blatant lie!

Again with this incessant government take over.  Now they are nationalizing the insurance agencies.  *Sigh* Show me where the insurance industry was nationalized? Are we talking all insurance such as car, business, and home etc? Or are you speaking specifically of health which you also have listed separately?

Get your lies straight, it is hard to speak to a liar if he can’t even keep it together. You also say he could pull out of both wars and end them, is this what you think he should? Or once he did so would you along with the rest of the peanut gallery then start talking about how irresponsible that was? Even I think it is irresponsible to tear a another country apart and then just walk away like you don’t know what happened.

Why don’t you recite the part of the constitution that you feel Obama is trying to usurp? That ought to make for some big laughs. We all know that the constitution had absolutely NOTHING to say about health care as there weren’t even any hospitals, health insurance; health related anything in those days. So what pray tell did they have in the constitution that will be usurped, I have to hear this! Maybe we should go back to blood letting and leaches. Will that cure that poor gentleman’s cancer?

Was it racism when people criticized Bush, not a chance.  There was NOT one sign that made reference to his race, creed or country of origin of his ancestry.  Was it racism when Obama called the white police man stupid? Well for one, he didn’t call the man stupid, he said he acted in a stupid manor, and if you don’t know the difference then too bad. And for all I know it could have been.

Was the million man march racism? Who cares what did this have to do with the presidency?   You should have asked if any of the marches about the stolen election or the anti war marches were racist. The answer is NO, because Bush HAD acted terribly inappropriately.  And to try to throw all these sidetracks it is obvious that you really have nothing to refute the information in the actual conversation.

I asked for people which would include you to name the things that were done by THIS president which would create such rage. So far you have said NOTHING that would provoke such anger and rage. Most of the things you have said were either wrong or out and out lies or so far off the mark as to be straight out of a comedy skit. So please if you do bother to reply again, put your thinking cap on and bring the facts. Nothing but the facts please.

5 Comments

Filed under Racism

Is Disagreeing With Obama Racism?

OK, it is getting just absolutely nuts out there.  I am reading some; make that a lot of blogs out there that all have the same theme.  By Carter saying that race is playing a part in how Obama is being treated somehow they think that everyone is saying that everyone is playing the race card.  Somehow racism can’t be a part of people disagreeing with Obama.  And all the people hate Obama for what he has done.

One of the blogs I read said that people hated Obama because of what he has done to the country and what he is trying to do.  Well, I’ll bite.  What exactly has Obama done?   I personally don’t care for Obama as I know for a fact that he cares as much about the black community as McCain or his idiotic sidekick moose hunter Palin.  I just haven’t seen anything that the guy has done or proposed that would cause all this anger.

Bush enacted the Patriot Bill which actually stole our so called “freedoms” and no one seems to have been out running to a tea party.  Bush said that it was OK to wire tap AMERICAN CITIZENS in their homes which takes away my right to privacy and yet not one tea party or outcry from Glen Beck or anyone else who leans right.

Supposedly Obama has run up the deficit, yet where were these so called tea party folks when Bush practically sent this country to the poor house?  Where in the hell do these uneducated loons think that this large as hell deficit came from?  Trust me it didn’t pop into existence the day Obama won the white house.  Trust me it was there the day before, the year before.  Hell it was there two, three and even four years before and was growing bigger every day.

Is it just me or does anyone else wonder where in the hell were all these people crying give us our country back?   Why is it, all of a sudden a black man is in the white house and now we, and in case no one noticed the vast majority of these people are white, want the country back.  Back from WHO!?  Who in the hell has taken off with the country?   Oh, yeah a black man.  I get it.

Anyway, these people don’t understand that it is one thing to disagree with the president, hell I do.  I just really don’t like this guy.  But, when I am holding signs that say “there is an African lion in the zoo and an African lying in the white house”; I think we have gone far beyond just disagreeing with the president.  There is NO need to mention is race or creed in order to make a point about how he is doing a bad job.

But, you see, my problem is that he really hasn’t DONE anything that shows he did a bad job.  He hasn’t raised taxes (YET), he hasn’t gotten us into two ridiculous wars, he hasn’t sat idly by while a whole state of people practically drowned and starved for five days and he sure hasn’t enacted a bunch of laws that strips Americans of their rights.  And if he has, then why doesn’t someone please list these taxes, wars, catastrophes and laws that he has helped to pass that would show me the reason for such anger.

I didn’t support Bush either but I wouldn’t jump down his throat if he had done nothing to hurt people.  But the problem is he did.  So there has to be something that this guy has done that would cause all these people to practically be chomping at the bit to overthrow the government.  I have been listening to these people at the tea parties and health care protests and they say things that go against their own interests.  So what is their real motive if not health care and taxes?

40 Comments

Filed under African American, Black community, Government, Politics, Propaganda, Racism, Reality, Responsibility

Are We Americans Really This Stupid?

Moron

I think it’s high time for me to do a little bit of venting.  I have been pretty much silent on the health care debate but listening to NPR today just really made me angry.  I practically screamed all the way from our house to Grandma’s pad.

They were talking to people who watched the President speaking about health care last night and what they thought about what he said.  Well there has obviously been a resurgence of crack usage that seems to have escaped the throngs of news reporters who were so quick to let you know about its usage in the black community.

Anyway, a lady was complaining about the fact that the President wants to make it illegal for insurance companies to use pre-existing conditions to deny coverage.  She likened it to having no car insurance even though it’s mandatory then wrecking into a tree and running to Geico and yelling for them too cover you quick.

Now this lady was obviously so high on crack that she sounded like a total idiot.  We all know that there isn’t one way in hell that any insurance company would cover that situation because coverage starts the minute you sign on the dotted line, not retroactively so it doesn’t quite fit this problem.

We know for a fact that insurance companies are NOT denying coverage to people who sat around with no insurance even though they could afford it purely for no reason.  Who got cancer and then said I better go get health insurance to cover this.

Nope, what the President is talking about is this bullshit about people having bogus pre-existing conditions that somehow should preclude the insurance company from paying any further claims even though they have been collecting the person’s money religiously.

What he is talking about would be the fifty year old man who has just gotten a diagnosis for osteoarthritis and the insurance company denies his coverage because when he was ten years old he stubbed his big toe and needed a band aid from the school nurse.  This is the preposterous crap that happens day in and day out.

And to tell you the truth, this idiotic lady will be the first one to cry, holler and scream that things aren’t fair when, not if, but when this happens to her and/or her loved ones.  I have seen this game all too often as I’ve worked at two insurance companies and I’ve worked at countless hospitals.

This isn’t a game, it is real, it happens and it is practically criminal already.  Either they need to be forced into giving the person the care they PAID for or giving them a full refund on their premiums, including those paid by the person’s job.

I guess since this lady hasn’t had to be one of those affected adversely by her insurance company she can stand to sit around and make idiotic comparisons about a real life travesty.  When are people going to think outside of the doggone box?  It doesn’t take much to do some critical thinking.

I believe that our school system has failed so many.  And it seems that their parents didn’t bother to pick up the slack in teaching critical thinking skills either.  Are we American’s really this stupid?

7 Comments

Filed under Hot Topics, Politics, Propaganda, Racism, Rant, Responsibility, Social Issues, Society, Universal Healthcare