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NYT, Far Left Seek to Destroy White Male Power Strucure

John McCain and Bill O’Rilley say “no way” to the destruction of white male Christian power structure!

Ok, so maybe I’m paraphrasing a bit. But I’m not fudging the white male Christian power structure part; that’s verbatim. Check out the wacko exchange below, and notice how McCain appears to be scared of O’Rilley. Maverick my ass.

This exchange took place in 2007, but I think it deserves a resurgence of youtube popularity, given that way that McCain supporters dug out that old footage of Obama introducing Kwame Kilpatrick. (Funny, I always thought it was ok for politicians to be buddy-buddy with crooks before their public unmasking. Or maybe such associations are ok only if they involve money funneled to politicians from dirty people through indirect channels. It’s hard to keep these rules straight).

This is via our friend Consciousness Razor. Try taking her sexism and racism quiz, posted on her site along with this video; it’s a good comeback in the unfortunate event that someone you know starts talking that you-just-can’t-say-anything-anymore nonsense



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The Ghost of Kwame Kilpatrick

Forget swiftboating.

A new Willie Horton-like campaign ad from the “Freedoms Defense Fund” draws on the¬† “dangerous Black male” frame by showing the mugshot of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, along with a rolling account of his charges, as Obama’s voice plays in the background.

See the video and critique at racismreview.com.



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Carlita’s Way: Kwame Kilpatrick as good investment?

Soon-to-be-former-mayor of Detroit, Kwame Kilpatrick, dragged the City and its citizens through a protracted, summer-long deal-brokering session in an effort to evade prosecution for perjury. In the process, a series of sexy-texts between  Kilpatrick and his aide, Christine Beatty, emerged as part of the court transcripts.

On cue, Kwame apologized on telly and called on a higher power. His wife, Carlita, issued her own public statement in support of her husband. She’ll have a lot of time to think of ways to support him as Kilpatrick spends 4 months in jail pondering what percentage of the millions he’s cost the city in legal fees he must pay as restitution.

It’s one of those very public events that makes one cringe to be black in America…and yet run to the beauty shop to hear what The People have to say about it. As it turns out, the downgrading of Kwame Kilpatrick from Detroit mayor to Mayor of the Wayne County Hoosegow is the same tired stand-by-your-man, cross-racial, transnational tale. The Kilpatrick saga barely made a ripple on the trans-Atlantic pond, but women from Cheated-Upon-Thames do it, too.

Sitting in a Michigan beauty salon having my ‘do tended to, I overheard this assessment of the mayor’s predicament: his wife was right to stick by him. Just as Hilary had, Carlita clung close to her fella because she’s made an investment in him. (Sh-huh?!) And why should a woman let a man like him go? Just so some other woman could snap him up? Nuh-uh.

In the interest of having my dreadlocks not twisted any tighter, I didn’t enter into this totally irritating, self-hating conversation. But for reals? Should wives remain attached to wayward husbands? Are these love-rats investments that have just had a little dip in stock price? I’m gonna vote no.

And when will we black women get over this scarcity model about black men? As one black feminist I know notes, “that’s a trifling ass attitude to take toward relationships, sounds like somebody trying to figure out whether to keep an old raggedy car or not, just cause they done put some money in it.”

Amen. No more hoopdies, my sistahs! I’d rather ride a walk on my own two legs…

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