Chameleon-In-Chief?

romney-chameleonLet’s face it, when you are debating someone who just completely lies every time he opens his mouth it can be difficult.

Mitt Romney told so many whoppers and shifted his position so many times last night that debating him had to be like parallel parking an 18 wheeler in a moving parking space.”

–John Cole (Balloon Juice)

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Florida’s 48-Hour Voting Law = Less Poor & Minority Votes

This week’s Smackdown goes to Florida’s continued nefarious efforts to block underprivileged & minority voters in their state.

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LA Times:Florida Vote Ruling Seen As Win for Poor & Minorities

ACLU:Legal Victory – Voter Registration

ColorLines:Federal Judge Overturns Draconian Voter Registration Rules in Florida

And, in order to laugh to keep from raging at Florida’s undaunted attempts at voter suppression – reworked, reworded, and redefined from their successful 2000 and 2004 election fraud – Jon Stewart shares clips from John Oliver’s interviews with Florida’s democracy-challenged voting-related lawmakers.

 “Purge Overkill – Florida’s Voter Registration Law

(Minus the pre-video ad: “Purge Overkill – Florida’s Voter Registration Law“)

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What’s your take on this issue?

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Sylver’s Saturday Smackdown

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Diary of an American Girl’s Journeys to the Forbidden Land (Excerpt 26)

lynching-of-blacksOur racist policies didn’t work in Cuba.

At least not in the way it worked back home.

Because while Americans were all for hanging Blacks out to dry, Cubans were fervently against it.

Cubans — Black & White — rose up in unified, adamant protest against our racist policies on their island.

But a lot of good it did them; we reluctantly responded by allowing a minimal number of Blacks back into the sectors of society we had originally ousted them from — but we reinstated those Blacks in a segregated format.

Brown cops had to be separated from White cops, Brown soldiers could not share barracks with White soldiers, etc. Wherever we gave in to Cuban outcry against the banning of Blacks, our reinstatement condition was always that Blacks be separated from Whites.

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Circa 1920. The Texas Restaurant Association posted these signs at the entrances and exits to all restaurants in the state.

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Hence, the U.S. was responsible for the re-introduction of segregation onto the island of Cuba. Victor said the effects of our systemic racism still exist here today – just as it does back home.

Which, of course, we’re all in denial of.

Well, all except minorities.

But Victor said we did good things in Cuba, too. And I noticed that where the Browns in our group had been riveted by Victor’s history lesson from word one, it wasn’t until this part of the lesson that the Whites in our group began listening intently.   Continue reading

Uninformed Electorate (aka Thanks, Corporate News!)

trash-can-ballot-boxRemember the Federal Law detailed in Title 5’s U.S.C. 2302 that prevents employers from discriminating against applicants & employees due to a person’s “race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, or political affiliation.”?

Well, Newt Gingrich wanted to forget about it.

This week’s double-Smackdown goes to a man who just months ago came frighteningly close to being a serious contender for President, [cue horror film screams] AND to our corporate mainstream news media for failing, once again, to inform us about potential threats to our democracy – especially during a presidential primary – that crucial period in which the electorate must be well-informed.

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Truth is a Dinosaur

Liz Cheney, here’s my response to your rather arrogant suggestion that President Obama should bow before you and express his deep and undying gratitude to former President George W. Bush and your criminal father and thank them: No thanks are necessary.

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It just galls me that they get away with this BS on national television. Truth is a dinosaur; now it’s just about perception and partisans. Disgusting.”

— karoli (Crooks & Liars)

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Diary of an American Girl’s Journeys to the Forbidden Land (Excerpt 23)

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Hearst newspaper.
“Patriotic citizens advocate recourse to arms, to wreak vengeance upon Spain for the cruel and cowardly destruction of the Maine.”

 

Ahhh! Sweet sugar.

With those Cuba Spaniards gone, their sweet sugar profits would be alllll ours. 🙂

So, what did we do?

We cooked up a big bowl of victim soup to pour across news wires around the world.

Pre-invasion media prep!

 

We cried and raged stories about our blown up soldiers on the USS Maine. We threw pie charts in the world’s face depicting our invested sugar millions that would be lost to Spain if we didn’t step in. We created horror stories about how those Spanish colonists in Cuba were torturing and killing poor Cubans.

Of course, we didn’t give a damn about those racially-integrating Cubans who posed a too-close-for-comfort threat to our White supremacy. ‘Poor Cubans‘ was just the guild on our image to coat the tarnish of truth.

What truth?

That factions of our government/wealthy, powerful business interests saw millions in invested sugar profits to be lost, and billions to be gained by snatching Cuba from Spain’s clutches. And in the process, we could put a stop to the racial integration occurring so threateningly close to our shore.

With a pre-war media blitzkrieg, we succeeded fantastically in inflaming American patriotism into a national mania, while spoon-feeding acceptable justification to the rest of the world for our war against Spain.

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“Mission Accomplished!”

 

Wait…where have I heard this story before?

Oh. Right.

I lived it.

Except the USS Maine was the Twin Towers, the “poor Cubans” were “poor Iraqis,” and the sugar was oil.

(cue Twilight Zone music) 😯

 

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Poo-Pee Politics

medieval-urinal-fountainSo, you walk into a public bathroom and choose your urinal.

No need to worry about who’ll be peeking at your pee-pee.

Everyone will.

 

Because there are no divisions between urinals.

In fact, there are no urinals.

Because you are an ancient Roman. And there are important political matters to discuss, so you pee sitting down.

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