Archive for December 9th, 2014

December 9th, 2014 - 7:03 pm § in Misc.

No black soldier has been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That should change.

I read a story today about an act of valor so extraordinary the highest military honor should be a given. In October 2005, Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, a career Army soldier, plunged into a burning Bradley Fighting Vehicle hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq and pulled six other soldiers out of the [...]

December 9th, 2014 - 5:20 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Time for real progress

What some would consider progress over the last 60 years since the Montgomery Bus Boycotts is really just widespread tokenism. Progress for a few is not progress at all unless we are looking at it from an individualistic-assimilationist point of view.  This view focuses on the success of a few whil[...]

December 9th, 2014 - 4:13 pm § in America

McCain reacts to CIA torture report

McCain: CIA Torture ‘Stained Our National Honor’ Sen. John McCain speaks more authoritatively about torture than most people, because he endured torture as a POW. Here’s what he said today after the release of the Senate’s torture report over the objections of many Republican[...]

December 9th, 2014 - 2:09 pm § in America

What happens when a white guy refuses to put down a gun, refuses to identify himself, argues with the police, cusses the police, flips off the police, and refuses to comply with police orders?

Nothing. (Source: Daily Kos)[...]

December 9th, 2014 - 11:11 am § in Hypocrisy

Sharpton, Inc.

  NY Police Murder Victim’s Family Bans Al Sharpton From Funeral — “Who Made You Our Family… Were they right? Family Of Unarmed Police Shooting Victim Tell Al Sharpton To Stay Away From His Services The family of a Brooklyn man — shot by a rookie…[...]

December 9th, 2014 - 10:02 am § in America, Politics

President Obama on Immigration

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December 9th, 2014 - 1:04 am § in America, Russia

Obama Puts Putin in Check.

PUTIN, 2005:  “Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, shits on the board and then struts around like it won the game.” RUSSIAN JOKE, 2015: Heard the one about Vladimir Putin? The oil price and the ruble’s value against the do[...]