Friday, March 16, 2012

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter: Our party (GOP) is full of charlatans

We have been anxiously waiting for a conservative voice of reason to stand up and say enough already with this  freak show. 

But never in a zillion years did I anticipate that the words of wisdom would come from the Queen of Shrill herself, Ann Coulter. After all, she has helped create the circus tone by the right-wingnuts. 

Here is a sample of the world according to Ann Coulter:

"We just want Jews to be perfected, as they say." --arguing that it would be better if we were all Christian  

"If I'm going to say anything about John Edwards in the future, I'll just wish he had been killed in a terrorist assassination plot."

"I was going to have a few comments about John Edwards but you have to go into rehab if you use the word faggot." --at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference 

"My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."  

"Liberals love America like O.J. loved Nicole." 

"Our blacks are better than their blacks" - stated in praise of Herman Cain

"God gave us the earth. We have dominion over the plants, the animals, the trees. God said, 'Earth is yours. Take it. Rape it. It's yours.'"  source

Shower Time - Yeah I agree. Anyway, Miss Ann Coulter now has this to say about Ms. Sarah Palin:

Coulter said that might be a weakness in the Republican Party as a whole — that certain individuals become celebrities and are allowed to profit off that status and yet still interfere in GOP politics, which Democrats have been able to avoid.
"And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party," she said. "I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people — as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money. The Democrats have managed to figure out how not to do that."  source

Amen, in kind of a pot speaking to kettle way.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Goldman Sachs: The true threat to our economy?

To many on the right of the political scale, Obama's so-called socialist agenda is the biggest threat to our country. They vehemently regurgitate the spoon fed dribble about the dangers of Obamanism promoted by FOX and company.

They have been counseled to fear and hate government whether it is small, medium or large. They have been conditioned (brainwashed) to rise up in emotional fervor against any program designed to help the middle-class, working class or poor.

The elite billionaires -- think Koch brothers -- have done a remarkable job of using divisive wedge issues, xenophobic propaganda and fear to get the rank-and-file GOP supporters to continue to vote against their own economic best interest.

Meanwhile, in true cloak and dagger form, the true menaces, barons, crooks, tyrants go about business as usual in looting America dry. These corrupted and amoral folks represent the biggest threat to the American way of life.

Case in point, the New York Times op-ed page printed an open letter resignation/explanation by a former Goldman Sachs executive director. In his letter, Greg Smith confirms our worse suspicions about the illicit practices of GS and the overall morally bankrupt culture that thrived -- unchecked -- in this Wall Street institution:

Greg Smith is resigning today as a Goldman Sachs executive director and head of the firm’s United States equity derivatives business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

TODAY is my last day at Goldman Sachs. After almost 12 years at the firm — first as a summer intern while at Stanford, then in New York for 10 years, and now in London — I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its identity. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it. 

To put the problem in the simplest terms, the interests of the client continue to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making money. Goldman Sachs is one of the world’s largest and most important investment banks and it is too integral to global finance to continue to act this way. The firm has veered so far from the place I joined right out of college that I can no longer in good conscience say that I identify with what it stands for.  read entire story

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

98 Major Advertisers Say No to Limbaugh and Other Right Wing Radio Shows

Mouth Rushmore
Could this be the beginning of the end for Mouth Rushmore and kin?

 I doubt it -- hate/racism will probably never be out of fashion for a certain American demographic -- but there is financial trouble brewing in the air for Hate Radio.

The statements that Rush Limbaugh made against Sandra Fluke are having an effect on the entire political radio industry. Afraid of potential controversies corporations are pulling out any show that could potentially be spark controversy.
Premiere Networks, which distributes Limbaugh as well as a host of other right-wing talkers, sent an email out to its affiliates early Friday listing 98 large corporations that have requested their ads appear only on “programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity).”
This is big. According to the radio-industry website, which first posted excerpts of the Premiere memo, among the 98 companies that have decided to no longer sponsor these programs are “carmakers (Ford, GM, Toyota), insurance companies (Allstate, Geico, Prudential, State Farm), and restaurants (McDonald’s, Subway).” Together, these talk-radio advertising staples represent millions of dollars in revenue.
Valerie Geller, an industry insider and author of Beyond Powerful Radio, told the Daily Beast the trend is in full affect. “I have talked with several reps who report that they’re having conversations with their clients, who are asking not to be associated with specifically polarizing controversial hosts, particularly if those hosts are ‘mean-spirited.’ source

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Study Finds Black Women Are Doing Just Fine Contrary To Popular Belief

Jilly from Philly aka Jill Scott
It's always refreshing to dispel negative myths, stereotypes, distortions and flat-out lies. Hollywood, national media, music and even our own culture at times, stubbornly cling to caricature images of black women that we (black community) do not fully recognize.

 The one dimensional cardboard cutouts include: Angry sister - hands on hips, neck shaking and eyes rolling; Big mamma - the all knowing, church going, rock of the family; or Welfare queen -- always having kids and looking for big government to sustain her family.

 Popular culture has taken a few traits -- some honorable, some not -- and decided these few traits alone define our three dimensional black women.

Well, News Flash:

March is Women’s History Month, a time to look at the many contributions women have made throughout history. But lately, there have been a number of studies examining the lives of Black women, from their body sizes in comparison to White women to assessing that they’re more likely to get swept up in a tsunami than to get married. The latest survey comes from “The Washington Post” and the Kaiser Family Foundation and, surprisingly, they found that, contrary to popular belief, Black women are doing just fine.

Quote of the Week: How to attract positive energy into your life

I recently read this quote and thought it was a positive way to start a new week:

“When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your actions don’t contradict your desires.. Think about what you have asked for, and make sure that your actions are mirroring what you expect to receive, and that they’re not contradicting what you‘ve asked for. Act as if you are receiving it. Do exactly what you would do if you were receiving it today, and take actions in your life to reflect that powerful expectation. Make room to receive your desires, and as you do, you are sending out that powerful signal of expectation. "

― Rhonda ByrneThe Secret

Happy Monday!