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Bundy’s Daughter Rips Hannity: He’s In It For The Ratings

Cliven Bundy's Daughter Rips Fox News Host Sean Hannity

Cliven Bundy doesn't think Fox News host Sean Hannity "abandoned" him in the wake of his racist, pro-slavery rant, but one of the Nevada rancher's daughters thinks otherwise.

Shiree Bundy Cox on Thursday took aim at conservatives who rallied and amplified her father's cause on national television only to abandon him after the media "turned this into a circus side show."

"It's like their trying to throw us off the real subject. Why was this ever even brought up? What does this have to do with land rights issues?" she said in a Facebook post.

"Sean Hannity was all for reporting the happenings at the Bundy Ranch until this popped up. I wonder if someone hoped it would be that way….By the way, I think Mr. Hannity is more worried about his ratings than he really is about what my dad said. If he supports a supposed racist, what will that do to his ratings? He's already lost his #1 spot on Fox," she added.


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http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/hannity-bundy-fox-news-daughter

Jon Stewart: Bundy Is 'Professor Of Negro Studies' At 'David Duke' University

"In a surprising twist, states rights-sovereign citizen Cliven Bundy is apparently also a professor of Negro Studies," he said without sounding very surprised at all.

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"I should have mentioned he's a professor at Duke University -- David Duke University," he said, referring to the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard.

After reminding the rancher than anybody would be better off not as a slave, Stewart ribbed the anti-government Bundy for comparing himself to the nation's founders.

"Well, yes, a bit like the Founding Fathers -- but the bit of you that’s like our Founding Fathers is the bit of them that we’re ashamed of," he said.

VIDEO & MORE:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/jon-stewart-cliven-bundy-negro-studies-professor

Democrats Who Move Right Lose Elections – There Is No “Center”

Democrats Who Move Right Lose Elections – There Is No “Center”
By Dave Johnson April 25, 2014 6:30 am -
You have to deliver for and campaign to your base voters or they don't show up and vote for you. If Democrats don’t give regular, working people – the Democratic base – a reason to vote, then many of them won’t.


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Karl Rove got this. He understood that you can get the right-wing voters roused up to come to the polls by moving Republican politicians to the right. Instead of "moving to the center" he got Bush and the Republicans to stand up for conservative principles and refuse to compromise, and the result was that more of "the base" enthusiastically showed up at the polls.

Conclusion: You Have To Deliver For And Campaign To Your Base Or They Don't Show Up

Here is what is very important to understand about the "swing" vote: Few voters "switch." That is the wrong lesson. There are not voters who "swing," there are left voters and right voters who either show up and vote or do not show up and vote.

The lesson to learn: You have to deliver for and campaign to YOUR "base" voters or they don't show up and vote for you. If Democrats don’t give regular, working people –- the Democratic base -– a reason to vote, then many of them won’t.



more plus links:
http://crooksandliars.com/2014/04/democrats-who-move-right-lose-elections

Bundy: If People Are Offended By Me, MLK ‘Didn’t Do His Job’

In response, Bundy again slammed the media for portraying him as a racist while stressing that he supports civil rights. He invoked the example of Rosa Parks, saying "I want her to be able to sit anywhere in the bus and I want to be able to sit by her anywhere in that bus."

"Maybe I sinned and maybe I need to ask forgiveness … but you know when you talk about prejudice, we're talking about not being able to exercise what we think and are feeling," Bundy eventually conceded.

"If I say 'negro' or 'black boy' or 'slave,' I'm not -- if those people cannot take those kind of words and not be offensive then Martin Luther King didn't do his job," he added.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cliven-bundy-mlk-rosa-parks-offended

For anyone with the slightest thought that racism doesn't have profound effect on African-Americans:

Something Else To Think About


…for anyone that may read this blog and have the slightest thought that racism doesn’t have a profound effect on African-Americans in this country, ponder this…

As an African American, especially a male (which I am), can you imagine how much more stressful your life is, when from the moment you leave your home in the morning, until the moment you return that evening…you never really know who, out of the scores of non-African American people you interact with, think this type of shit about you…just because of the color of your skin?

It permeates your every thought, action, and word that comes out of your mouth…constantly, for the entire day. You are on constant alert as to whom is around you, how people are interacting, or reacting, to you…it’s fucking exhausting.

It’s no wonder our community is at so much a higher risk for heart disease, and hypertension than other races in this country. Sure, some of it may be related to diet, but when you live just about every waking moment of your life at a heightened level of awareness, and just a slightly higher level of stress than your white counterparts, it’s bound to take a physical toll on your body.

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more from
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2014/04/24/something-else-to-think-about-2/

Best assured Mr. Bundy, on your best day, you could never be a “Negro” like Grandpa Will.

Hey Clive Bundy, Freedom Beats Picking Cotton
Posted on April 24, 2014 by michaelwtwitty


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I just turned 37. I learned to pick cotton. I pick cotton every year if possible to remind me that my father and grandfather picked cotton, so did at least four generations before him. I’ve written extensively about the experience of picking cotton on this blog. It has a lot to do with food and how people were nutritionally, intellectually, spiritually and politically malnourished all in service to the King. I’m not nearsighted enough to claim that it was only African Americans who suffered from their service to his Majesty. Poor whites knew the life as well–especially after 1870–but certainly Black history was irrevocably changed when the American economy was kept in boom thanks to its exports of enslaved grown(free labor) cotton. The whip and the lash help subsidize further industrialization of the North, mass European immigration, and from these consequences and others–came the push West as the East burst with mass population growth.

What Mr. Bundy fails to understand is basic history. Without a moral imagination, immoral fantasies of humans managed like animals bloom. Cotton fever was responsible for the long term destabilization of the Black families of which Mr. Bundy feigns mused interest. During the antebellum period–an enslaved Black person–especially a male–could expect to be sold at least once or twice in a lifetime. Although we haven’t verified it yet–we found a bill of sale for a “Negro” named Wash and his brother William on the steps of the Lancaster County, SC courthouse just before the Civil War. The Wash described may have been my own great-great-great grandfather and his brother. Washington was the great-great or great-great-great grandson of a man brought from central Ghana in the 1700′s–stripped of his name at Charleston harbor.

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I will never forget the day I laid eyes upon my great-grandfather’s “x” mark. You see Mr. Bundy, unlike you, Great Grandpa Will couldn’t read and write–he was purposely under-educated. Great Grandpa Will was threatened with the lynch mob’s noose many a time, because he dared to dream beyond the Cotton Jail that you suggested might be better for us. Grandpa Will in 1912 went from being a sharecropper–a slave by another name–to being a landowning farmer–100 acres…Much like you he knew that the one who has land has power over their own destiny. That’s why my initial impulse was to feel sympathy or feel connection. However I can see now that Mr. Bundy doesn’t need that from me.

Grandpa Will couldn’t write his own name on the deed, but damned if he didn’t write an “x” mark signifying that the Twitty family now had some of the very land that they were forced to work for generations. When I see comments like Mr. Bundy’s I am not angry nor bitter. I am emboldened to continue my work to see that food becomes a message of cultural and social justice for all–and to let every American and every other human know that my Ancestor’s story is a beacon of hope for all who as the Passover Haggadah says–”hunger for freedom.” Getting out of the Cotton Jail inspired Grandpa Will’s son, and that inspired my Father, and it inspires me. In fact, without Grandpa Will I probably wouldn’t be writing this blog post right now.

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Best assured Mr. Bundy, on your best day, you could never be a “Negro” like Grandpa Will.

http://afroculinaria.com/2014/04/24/hey-clive-bundy-freedom-beats-picking-cotton/

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens Thinks Marijuana Should Be Legalized

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens believes marijuana should be legalized by the federal government, predicting that the public will soon decide prohibiting the substance is "not worth the cost."

In a Thursday interview with NPR's Scott Simon, the retired justice was asked if he believes the drug should be legal at the federal level.

"Yes," Stevens said. "I really think that that's another instance of public opinion that's changed. And recognize that the distinction between marijuana and alcoholic beverages is really not much of a distinction. Alcohol, the prohibition against selling and dispensing alcoholic beverages has I think been generally, there's a general consensus that it was not worth the cost. And I think really in time that will be the general consensus with respect to this particular drug."

Recent polling has shown that most Americans agree with Stevens. Last October, a Gallup poll found that 58 percent of Americans are in favor of legalization, marking the first time in the poll a clear majority has been in favor of legal pot. And in a Pew Research Center survey released earlier this month, 75 percent of respondents said they believe legalization is inevitable.

"Justice Stevens is right. Public opinion is shifting rapidly in favor of marijuana legalization," Tom Angell, chairman of Marijuana Majority, said in a statement. "Polls now consistently show that a clear majority of the public supports ending prohibition and, as this trend continues, we'll start to see more prominent people and politicians saying it's time to change the laws."

the rest:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/24/john-paul-stevens-marijuana_n_5208084.html

Bundy Tries To Clarify His Slavery Remarks: 'I'm Not Racist'

In an interview with conspiracy extraordinaire Alex Jones, Bundy said he would appreciate it if The New York Times retracted their story.

"I would appreciate that. I think they should do that," Bundy said. "They're making it a racist-type thing. I'm not racist."

Bundy also went on The Peter Schiff Show to explain his remarks, as Mediaite reported. Noting that the word on the Internet was that Cliven Bundy is a racist, the host asked if Bundy wanted to clarify his remarks. Here's what Bundy said:

I'm wondering if they're better off under a government subsidy and their young women are having the abortions and their young men are in jail and their older women and children are sitting out on the cement porch without nothing to do.

I'm wondering: Are they happier now under this government subsidy system than they were when they were when they were slaves and they was able to their family structure together and the chickens and the garden and the people have something to do?

So in my mind, are they better off being slaves in that sense or better off being slaves to the United States government in the sense of the subsidy? I'm wondering. The statement was right. I am wondering.



LOL, MORE LOL:
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/bundy-explains-slavery-remarks

Bundy, The Video

good friend died...

when i last saw him, his family (amazing & good people) had made a choice to let him go.
He was snoring and smiling when i said goodbye...
goddammit people....

peaceful death of a very good man,
ceremony in PB tomorrow
he was my IT man,
my friend,

peace,

kp&roooooooooooooooo


his family posted that
he would have liked this:


he also liked this:
http://somafm.com/listen/


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