so you think romney’s son buying voting machines in ohio isn’t going to make any impact on the election, right? WRONG. according to at least one person in columbus, ohio on the daily beast’s voter irregularity widget, machines with votes cast for obama are reporting as votes cast for romney. this is, in joe biden’s words, “a big fucking deal.”
spread this shit like wildfire.
White conservatives are simply obsessed with race. Here’s another conservative bigot suggesting a black person is incapable of voting for a candidate for any reason beyond skin color:
…Shapiro can see no plausible reason why Powell would back Obama other than the color of their skin. But of course Powell has been telegraphing his worries about Mitt Romney’s campaign for months, even as he held back on endorsing either candidate. Powell famously battled with neoconservative foreign-policy voices in the Bush Administration, including John Bolton, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney. In May, he went on Morning Joe to express his deep concerns about the number of neocons in Romney’s circle, noting in particular the Republican nominee’s claim that Russia was America’s greatest geopolitical foe.
“Come on, Mitt, think. That isn’t the case,” Powell said then. “I don’t know who all of his advisers are, but I’ve seen some of the names and some of them are quite far to the right. And sometimes they might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought.”
It should go without saying that Powell is an intelligent, accomplished man whose endorsement is going to be very well-informed, especially since he’s breaking with his party in such a public manner. He is a retired four-star general, has served as Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. It is profoundly racist as well as deeply ignorant to suggest that Powell is voting for Obama because they’re both black. Moderate Republicans should be ashamed of what their party has become.
“affirmative action general”
It’s really interesting how the idea that “Black people support Obama because he’s Black” has almost exclusively come from the right. No, there’s no way Colin Powell thought Obama’s foreign policy plan was better than Romney’s - has to be skin color. UGH.
It’s worth noting that he called her daughter “adopted” directly AFTER she’d told him about the complications she had GIVING BIRTH TO HER DAUGHTER and how her partner wasn’t allowed to see her in the hospital. There’s no excuse. (via ipomoeaandthestarstealers)
I posted the link to the article this is from this morning. This is some seriously fucked up shit.
So, for all the people who continue to claim that the world is this post-racial utopia where everyone’s ‘colourblind’, here is the sister of one of the most talked about athletes of the moment demonstrating how
notto be racist.
Megan Lochte everyone.
You don’t really buy into racism out of the blue, so it makes me wonder if her opinion is shared by her family members with them at least being
smartmedia savvy enough to not let their prejudice known
what is wrong with this woman
“Ally Rainsman really reigned in Gabby in the time of need”— Gabby scored 1/3 of the team’s points. [n-i-h-i-l added]
“She trained with Shawn Johnson which REALLY must have had some effect on her”— many gymnasts have trained under professionals. [n-i-h-i-l added]
“Gabby has a lead…not by much but, we hope she takes advantage of it”—Gabby consistently scored better (on average) than her teammates.[n-i-h-i-l added]
Not to mention they contributed the all-around success to Alexandra saying that she was the clincher… [cum-fraiche added]
and “ooh, lets talk about Jordyn not making the all around ten times more than Gabby being the highest scorer in all four events” [withasideofswag added]
The first Women’s Gymnastics team win since ‘96, but it was deemed “not all that amazing” by NBC.
Airing a commercial featuring a monkey doing gymnastics right after Gabby’s win. During all the commercials for other athletes and their wins they showed appropriate commercials featuring them and their talents. For example: the swimmer Rebecca Soni was featured in her own commercial beating her world record score. Gabby got a monkey.
Also, when Gabby did her vault: NBC on Gabby - “That wasn’t great…but she’ll take it” (she gets the highest score on the fucking thing, a 15.966) NBC on Aly - “That was an AMAZING vault! She’s off to a great start!” (scores very well, but lower than Gabby) Yeah. NBC hates that a black girl won the whole thing. [boehner-trollolol added]
NBC’s “Fab Five” commercial that conveniently forgot she existed [cynical-douche added]
I believe Gabby was also the first American (female) gymnast to win a gold medal in both the group and AA events. As of yet, I haven’t heard much mention of that from NBC/other news networks. [alldolleddown added]
On Raisman’s bars performance, the ending comment was “very good.” On Douglas’, it was “Interesting.” [pluckyduck added]
After Gabby’s gold medal win, an NBC commentator said: “She’s the first African American woman to win this medal. Although the barriers have long since been torn down, some may still experience barriers in the way they see themselves.” Not even sure what racially tinted bullshit he’s implying here, but I don’t like it.
I’ve highlighted the most important parts of the study for you all to read:
Discrimination was pervasive for all respondents who took the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, yet the combination of anti-transgender bias and persistent, structural and individual racism was especially devastating for Black transgender people and other people of color.
- Black transgender people live in extreme poverty with 34% reporting a household income of less than $10,000/year. This is more than twice the rate for transgender people of all races (15%), four times the general Black population rate (9%), and over eight times the general US population rate (4%).
- Black transgender people are affected by HIV in devastating numbers. Over one-fifth of Black respondents were HIV-positive (20.23%) and an additional 10% reported that they did not know their status. This compares to rates of 2.64% for transgender respondents of all races, 2.4% for the general Black population, and 0.60% of the general US population.
- Nearly half (49%) of Black respondents reported having attempted suicide.
- Black transgender people who were out to their families found acceptance at a higher rate than the overall sample of transgender respondents.
- 50% of Black respondents who attended school expressing a transgender identity or gender non-conformity face harassment.
- Half (51%) reported discomfort seeking police assistance. Thirty-five percent (35%) of Black transgender people had been arrested or held in a cell due to bias at some point in their lives.
- Physical and sexual assault in jail/prison is a serious problem: 29% of Black respondents who had been to jail or prison reported being physically assaulted and 32% reported being sexually assaulted while in custody.
- Health outcomes for Black respondents show the appalling effects of social and economic marginalization, including much higher rates of HIV infection, smoking, drug and alcohol use and suicide attempts than the general population.
- 21% of Black transgender people reported being refused medical care due to bias. Over half of Black transgender people reported having postponed care when they were sick or injured due to fear of discrimination (34%).
- Black transgender people had an extremely high unemployment rate at 26%, two times the rate of the overall transgender sample and four times the rate of the general population.
- Thirty-two percent (32%) of Black transgender people lost a job due to bias and 48% were not hired for a job due to bias.
As you can see, trans* issues ARE race issues.
hey you want to hear a joke
heterosexual awareness month
thats the joke
On Monday evening, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) said that insurance companies should be allowed to discriminate against people with brain tumors during a House Rules Committee debate of the GOP’s bill repealing the Affordable Care Act. The law, which Republicans will vote to eliminate on Wednesday, includes a provision prohibiting insurance companies from turning away sick people.
But Dreier suggested that these individuals would be better off enrolling in state-based “high-risk insurance pools,” that could offer coverage to the individuals who are turned away from the individual health care market because they are too costly to cover:
DREIER: And I believe my state of California has a structure in place to deal with pre-existing conditions. It’s a pooling process, which I think is one worthy of consideration, because while I don’t that think someone who is diagnosed with a massive tumor should the next day be able to have millions and millions and millions of dollars in health care provided, I do believe that there can be a structure to deal with the issue of pre-existing conditions.
The Affordable Care Act already includes a high-risk pool program that acts as a bridge to 2014, when the new regulations prohibiting discrimination go into effect.
I think he’s a sociopath.