Apr 27, 2014

Bill Kristol: Don't 'Go Hysterical Over Two Or Three Sentences' By Racist NBA Owner | Crooks and Liars

By RF Schatten

Racists come in two forms. You got your flat out Bigots and Racists...the ones who don't give a damn, and don't care who knows how they feel...who, in the 50's and early 60's, would go out and carry signs saying; “We don't want Niggers in our neighborhood”, or “God Bless White America”. Uneducated, Ignorant assholes like 'that', have existed from day #1...and will continue to exist...only in a more educated society, could the numbers fall.

Then you have your “Closet” Bigots and Racists...those who 'are' a little more educated, and understand, that as much hate you may have...in a civil society, you got to “go with the flow” and live with it!!. And if you're a smart businessman, you can't antagonize
anyone...not, if you want to make money. So, they keep their inner feelings tucked safely away.

Now, people like Donald Sterling crawls out from under a rock...and Bill Kristol comes out with an appeasement; that Sterling should be judged for his Deeds...not his words. “We shouldn't go hysterical over a few sentences”?? That's the whole point!!...it's what those sentences meant!!...what he had implied!!

Modern Conservative American Wealth...by in-large...believes a Black Man's place, is through the back door...and with a serving tray. It must be that Cocktail Party mentality. And as much as they publicly appear with Black, Latino, and other Ethnics Community Leaders, throwing Philanthropic $$$ around, getting a PR Photo-up, and receiving Awards...they still don't want you in 'their' neighborhood!!

But we live in a very open minded society, in general...and the word “Racism”, the act, has become pretty much Socially Incorrect. Being publicly a Racist, is an embarrassment...so why do Conservatives retreat and condemn the Cliven Bundys??...but, the Bill Kristols, come to the defense of the Donald Sterlings??

Bill Kristol: Don't 'Go Hysterical Over Two Or Three Sentences' By Racist NBA Owner | Crooks and Liars

A Sports Team Owner, whose team is 98% Black...and happens to hate Blacks

By RF Schatten

Donald Sterling is your quintessential arrogant rich hypocrite...makes $$$ off the public with a Basketball Team, that consists of A Black Head Coach, 3 out of 4 Black Assistant
Coaches, and a roster that 12 of the 14 players are Black...while portraying himself as a Philanthropist, a community man, and getting honored by the NAACP for all his community work. All, great big wonderful PR...while behind the scenes he's well known locally, as a Racist and Bigot.

What type of guy is he?? He's the largest land owner in Beverly Hills...his real estate properties goes Eastward to Downtown LA, and his Policies on the numerous properties around LA, states...that no “Mexicans”, no “Blacks”, or no “Children” (which he calls “Brats”) are allowed to live in any of his Buildings. He's had numerous Lawsuits
filed in LA County, by Tenants. One old lady had to live in her apartment...while it was flooded... because he refused to fix it. She was Black, and he was finding every possible “Legal” way to force her to move out...Yes!!! Donald Sterling is also, a Slumlord!!

He paid $2.73 million to settle claims brought by the Justice Department, for
“Discriminatory Rental Practice toward Hispanics, Blacks, and Families with Children” It was stated that he doesn't like Blacks “because they Smell” and doesn't like Hispanics, because “they Smoke and Drink all day long and do nothing”.

His actions are well recorded. Among things that have come out in court?? His Moral Character?? A Jew, changed his name from Tokowitz to “Sterling” because it sounded “too
Jewish”, parades himself with his “Girlfriend”...and sometimes with the wife along. And tells the Girlfriend to screw a Black man if she wants...but “don't be out in Public, with him”

If the Clippers win the NBA Title...they'll still be #2 in the City of Lights.

In the 29 years he has owned the Franchise...from 1981 till 2010, the Clippers have had only 3...count them, 3!!...winning seasons. And made the playoffs only 5 times!! The last 3 years, has been pretty good...specially since he's given up, making his own player personnel decisions.
Donald Sterling has the distinction of owning the worst franchise records and lowest winning percentage in NBA History, during his tenure as an owner. He has proven that $$$ can by you anything...but it doesn't make you, a good human being...or a good smart Sports Owner. And as good as they are, these days...the Lakers still own Los Angeles

NBA probing alleged recording of Clippers owner - Yahoo Sports

Teacher!!, Teacher!!...just one more time!!

By RF Schatten

If you're a Middle School boy, who just got a "very special" Birthday Gift...what would your reaction be??
"It’s not clear if the kid enjoyed the lap dance"?? Who's kidding who??...when questioned, his answer was; "I slapped her ass a couple of times!!" :-) Yea!! she deserves losing her job, no question about that...she should have known much better, really. The Kid?? Oh!! I don't think he's going to need much therapy or counseling.
:-) Happy Birthday, Big Guy!!

 Middle school teacher provides ‘full-contact’ lap dance in front of class for birthday boy - Yahoo News

Apr 26, 2014

From Hero of a Movement...to Scapegoat for Racism in just 15 Minutes of Fame

By RF Schatten

Paraphrasing Jimmy “Beau James” Walker... “will you love me in December, as you do in
May??” Cliven Bundy's 15 minutes are up...but, if he hadn't opened his mouth??...would all those who fortified his cause, and were disposed to stand abreast, brothers at arms against the Federal Government, be there now?? More than likely...yes!!

Though it subsists in all political parties...today, it's Politically Incorrect to “Publicly” favor acts of Bigotry and Racism. In today's political theater...one side appears though, to be more apologetic than all the others, condemning such reprehensible acts!! It's the total open mortification of this character...and the guilt, within these people... but for the majority of these Politicos, it's being on the erroneous side of history and morality, with their constituents...that's all. At least until after the Elections.

The Republican Party expresses that they're not Racists...and so many, truly are not!!...but they 'condone' acts of Racism, and 'condone' acts of Bigotry within their organization, to appease the Far Right...and endeavor to pass legislation, which is primarily counterproductive to reinforcing any type of race relations. Voting is not just a Citizen's Right in a constitutional democracy...it's a universal Human Right, not a Privilege, set by those who are privileged.

Maybe it's just coincidence, that all the problems with Voter Rights and Voter Suppression emanates from Red States?? Maybe it's just coincidence that the very same people, supported Cliven Bundy before he “Publicly” opened his immensely colossal fat trap?? And
it appears that in every act of Racism and Bigotry reported, it involves Social Conservatives, the Far Right fringe, and/or the GOP, the New GOP, the Tea Party, or FOXNews!!...just coincidence!!

A List of Cliven Bundy's Supporters, Now That We Know He's a Pro-Slavery Racist - Yahoo News

Apr 22, 2014

A Good Man died on Easter...Ruben Carter was the American Dream

By RF Schatten

A kid raised in the streets of Paterson, NJ…in trouble throughout his youth…rising up against all the adversity, and against all odds…and becoming a very talented Boxer, with a good future, in and outside the ring. Then one night, his dreams came to an abrupt end, and his American Nightmare began. The ugly truth of Racism managed to destroy a promising career…but not his mind or his life.

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind” ~~ Gandhi

The Hurricane became an eloquent and beautiful Writer, a Motivational Speaker, an Advocate for Prison Reform, Executive Director of the “Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted”, an International Human Rights Activist…and received 2 Honorary Law Degrees…from York University in Canada, and Griffith University in Australia.
He was an Icon and a symbol to many, and an inspiration to a whole new generation. And isn’t that what the American Dream is all about?? Is not just about monetary success…but, about much more!!
As Denzell Washington said; “He lost 7,300 days of his life…but he’s all love”…Ruben really achieved that Dream!!

Much has changed since 1966…yet, so little has really changed. On the upside…there’s a serious determination in American Society, today…within the vast majority of our Country, to cast aside our Social Ills…and learn to live with one another. But you’ll always have those…till all these grown men, ever rise above hate…who will continue to be a scorn on Society.

The fact, that there ‘is’ a Public Outcry in today’s awareness of Racism; the determination, the education, the understanding…using Common Sense and Reason…could be part to Ruben “Hurricane” Carter’s Legacy…he brought us real Public awareness. RIP, Hurricane!!


Apr 17, 2014

The GOP is now the all-time defender of Women's Equal Rights...yeah!! whatever

By RF Schatten

Oh!! how times change!!…you can’t hide your true self inside the Political Arena anymore, your life is exposed for the world to see…in living color and high definition…every word, every action, every facial expression. You can Bullshit that sector of the population that’s susceptible to propaganda misinformation…but you can’t Bullshit, the more than ¾ of the population who thinks, they’re all full of it!!

The GOP…who is trying to re-invent themselves as the “New Republican Party”…apparently, are trying to get away from their “Equal Pay for Women??…Are you crazy???” mentality. So, what does the Party of Old, Rich, White Conservatives…with no idea about women, except whatever their wives tell them …spread the good word about the GOP Woman?? Rep. Marsha Blackburn is there…to fight for your Rights!!

 Your not going to find too many Republican Women, speaking out against Women Rights. Though, it’s not surprising that Blackburn spoke up. She loves Women!! She was once quoted saying; “Women don’t want Equal Pay Laws”…and voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act…she’s all for Women and Equal Pay for Women!! That’s why she never votes in their behalves. Marsha Blackburn is a “Professional” Politician with a Degree in Home Economics. All the jobs she’s ever held after College are Political…she’s ambitious, and will vote partisan for the cause…to achieve whatever goal matters at the time, and whatever her goals are.

I give her credit…but with all due respect…with a BS in Home EC, it’s more than just being a nice smart person…where are the credentials to be a member of such committee, as The Energy and Commerce Committee?? and Subcommittees on Healthcare, Commerce Manufacturing and Trading?? She’s there to give her loyal Conservative Vote for the GOP, nothing else…and build up her long term GOP Resume.

The Republican Party is, and has long been…the Leaders in Women Equal Rights???
Hey!! at least they’re trying to believe that…give them credit. They’re a long way from re-branding themselves…after all, it’s hard to change habits. In their world…a Woman is a threat to the Masculinity of the White Power Broker…that’s, what it all comes down to with the GOP. These people have a passion for Hawks…not Doves. They don’t want to lose that power, they have…American Machismo.
They won’t give up, without a battle…but, they’ll waste a lot of $$$ and at the end…still lose


Apr 9, 2014

Conservative White America takes Credit for the end of Slavery

By RF Schatten

Christians and the Constitution freed the Slaves?? With all due respect to the Headmaster of Bull at the Heritage Foundation...neither Christians nor the Constitution, freed the slaves...it was an “Executive Order”, called the Emancipation Proclamation and signed by a Religious Skeptic President. It wasn't till conventional wisdom, hit those early Politicos right over the head, that they passed the 13th Amendment, a couple of years later...sounds familiar??

By the way...the Federal Government consists of 3 Branches: the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial. The President signed the Executive Order, Congress wrote
and passed the 13th Amendment legislation...and yes!! It was the Federal Government, who freed the Slaves!!

There is a reason why there’s those, who believe we should “de-emphasize” the importance of Education. They're masters in political gibberish...in deceiving, misleading, and down right lying. Use Religious Zealotry to fight your battles in the name of “God”, naturally...and keep Ignorance, alive. Use the “fight” for the defense of Morality, and Family Values as an excuse to become an Immoral human being...just keep that Illusion and Ignorance going. Look at their latest Promo Video...trying to recruit Minorities and Women, to the “New” Party...by offering everything they oppose. An Uneducated and Ignorant population is their primary goal. 
If it can't be achieved, David and Charlie Koch won't get to play in their new White Play House.

The GOP, the Tea Party, the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute (aka) Koch Brothers, Citizens United (aka) Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity (aka) Koch Brothers, and every other right wing organization...Koch Brothers related or not...have one thing in common; They thoroughly enjoy speaking done to people, showing their arrogance,
showing their insolence, their impudence towards those less fortunate.

Really good Christian people!! so Godly!!...and specially their Humility....unbelievable!! They'll be in the wrong side of History, lose, and blame everyone but themselves...and then...these good Christians, will all burn in Hell!!

Conservative activist: Christians, Constitution freed the slaves, not the federal government | The Raw Story

Apr 8, 2014

You have the Constitutional Right to be Stupid

By RF Schatten

“The saddest aspect of Life right now is, that Science gathers Knowledge faster than Society gathers Wisdom” ~~ Isaac Asimov

Aaron Miller, is the latest example of why the Republican Party, has become the Party of the Stupids...a Party that advocates the lowering of Educational standards...which means, advocating Ignorance. They may not truly believe they're doing it...but they are!!
In his defense, yes!! He can home-school his daughter, all he wants...but Science remains part of his state's Educational Requirements.
Now, this man wants to get elected to Congress, and pass legislation to stop the teaching of “Science” in the American Classrooms...and it's not all just about “Evolution”. He's really going to get far with that!!...but the Climate Deniers, Anti-environmentalists, Flat Earth believers, Social Conservative Anti-evolution aficionados, and all the Tea Drinking
crowd...will love it!!
It's curious to see Science Deniers use the Internet and TV, both brainchilds of Science...to push their agenda, and convince people that Science doesn't exist.

My question is; why does anyone want their Child to be Stupid??
Science, is the Latin for “Knowledge”. Every single solitary thing you know, that you have learned, that you've experienced and thought about, throughout your lifetime...including what you have learned from your parents...all of it, is derived from all the different bodies of Science...Physical, Social, Formal, Applied, Interdisciplinary, Life,
and Philosophy.

Where is the common sense, that says people do not need to be Educated?? There are quite a few that would prefer the Ignorance for themselves and their kids...those who prefer to live back in the beginning, roughing it out as people of the land...the common
clay of the new west. There are others who simply, rather find a cave...and stay there till some Spiritual Revelation shows them the light, out.

Mr. Miller just represents what people like him believe. And it's more than just the “Bible”, they want to impose all their beliefs on their kids...don't let them think for themselves, like the Texas School Systems believes about Critical Thinking.

And they will fail, again!! as everyone else has done throughout History!!...as Penn Physics Professor David Balamuth said; “You can't limit people's desire to understand the way the world works”

Minnesota Republican Seeks Office So His Daughter Won’t Have To Learn Evolution | Liberaland

Apr 7, 2014

New Party??...Same Faces!!

By RF Schatten

Come one, come all...join the “New” Republican Party!! With all the bad publicity, and negative ratings in demographics, the Republicans are having their politically dysfunctional PR staff, set up a new Promotional Campaign, to attract the masses. It's called “The New Republican Party”...without anything new!!

“If you believe that the economy should be driven from the bottom up and not the top
down from Washington, then you're a New Republican!!”...never mind, that the people telling you that, are Supply Side Economics believers. Never seen it “trickle up”!!
“If you believe that every parent ought to be able to choose their child's school,
you're a New Republican”...so join us, from the Inner Cities and demand the right to go to better suburban schools...if you can't afford it...we'll find plenty of Vouchers for you!!
Yes!! we need all of you, to join and help us fight against all your rights...we need
minorities and Blacks to fight for Voter Suppression, the 1% can't do it alone!!
Women!! be a true “New Republican”, and help us fight that War against you...we can't do it without you.

Do I have to go on??...or do you get the point?? And the GOP believes this garbage is
going to sell??They might!! After a disastrous run as Chairman, and a Party in total disarray...they bought Reince Priebus' BS, and re-elected him!!

It's really hard for a Political Party, to attract members...if the members they are trying to attract, are the ones the party is trying to defeat!! All the Promos for the “New Party” are programmed to attract Ignorance...the ones who truly believe in the “Principles of the New Republican Party” and those, are already there...they like to drink Tea. Fools will always follow whatever foolishness they can find, but the rest of the Country won't buy the Promo!!

Until the GOP truly embrace Immigrants and Immigration Issues, until they genuinely embrace Blacks, the Gay Community, Women, Hispanics and all other Ethnic Groups, the Youth, the Elderly...and all their issues!!...Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, now Obamacare...and stop their; War on Women, Anti-Gay attacks, Anti-Environmental
Attacks, and embrace a multi-denominational Society, where all Religions have the same Equal Rights. This is not just a Christian Nation...we're a Multi-Denominational Nation.

Until all that occurs...don't expect the “New Republican Party” to be too “new”...and don't expect a sudden rush of people to join.

You Could Be A 'New Republican' If You Agree With This Ad : It's All Politics : NPR

Apr 3, 2014

GOP to NOAA: Don't Study the Weather...just Predict!!

By RF Schatten

Unbelievable!! The US House of Rep. passes a Bill, to Require U.S. Government Weather
Agencies to focus more on “predicting” Storms, and less on “Climate Studies”?? With all do respect, to all the Stupids... “you are stupid”!!

Without Climate Studies on Weather Patterns and Conditions, how are you going
to; 1) Find out what causes those patterns and/or conditions to occur.
2) Determine what can be done. 3) Formulate a plan on how we can resolve
the eminent situation...with that in mind...how the hell are you going to make 'accurate' predictions?!?! Accuracy depends on the person's knowledge of the subject. Climate Studies 'is' essential, if you want to make accurate predictions on the weather!!

Whether you shift funds from Climate Change Research to Severe Weather Forecasting
Research...it's all the same structure and mechanics of Weather research, it works for the better good...once you know what causes what...you'll be able to make better and faster forecasts and predictions. Duh!!!

Now, from Science and other serious matters...again, to our standard, everyday Lunacy. We've had Science deniers forever...at least today, they are required to be a little more
civil. Back in those days, people like Galileo, Vesalius, Copernicus, Kepler, and Sir Isaac Newton, were called “Heretics”.

During the Inquisitions...those wonderful exhibitions of Christianity...at least
107 Catholics, 3 from Eastern Orthodoxies, 1 Calvinist, and 4 others from assorted countries...were Executed. I'm so full of joy, that I live in a much more, civilized world...though, there's some who yearn for those days, right now!!

Someone once said; “The Bible is a mysterious document intentionally written in a style difficult to interpret and contextualize” Santayana said; “The Bible is Literature,
not Dogma”. Religious Fanaticism will live forever, so will Political and Religious Charlatans...and no!! Barack Obama was not the cause for Hurricane Sandy!!

We're in the 21st Century, already...in modern society, common sense always prevails...but, God forbid, if it doesn't!! Then buy a lot of suntan lotion, if it gets Hot...or get plenty of supplies, stock them away, and crawl under a rock...if the next Ice Age

House approves bill undermining climate studies by prioritizing ‘weather-related activities’ | The Raw Story

Apr 1, 2014

Obamacare: Success vs. Excuses and Misinformation

By RF Schatten

Every Social Program started in this country, had skeptics and critics...and now they all
use, all those benefits they criticize so much. If you don't like Medicare or Social Security, don't use them...if you have the $$$, more power to you...but leave those less fortunate, alone.

A Little Story...a true story. Back in the 70s, while working in South Central LA, at
Martin Luther King Jr....way before the scandals in the 2000s...around 1am at night, I received a call on 2 drive-thru gunshot victims, coming in. Mother and Son...the mom had a .32 bullet lodged between ventricles...I did open-heart massage...when CPR is
impossible, you cut the ribcage and cut to the chase...she was conscious the entire time!! crying out... “don't let my son die!!” What the human spirit is capable of. She died in surgery, but next door...the son...whose status condition was “Grave”...made it,
after 3 months of hard work in his part...and ours.
A sad, happy...and courageous, tale. Mom dies, Son struggles for 3 months to
survive, and walks out of the Hospital.

Epilogue of the Tale: A year later, he comes in to visit us. This was way back, and 1000s of patients, later...I honestly can't remember his name, but I sure can remember his face...and specially, his mom's. He was a good young man, respectable home...not rich, not even close...his mom was a hotel maid, his dad was deceased. He worked fast food, and didn't have much of an insurance plan. This man, had both his Hospital Bill and his Mom's....the thousands and thousands of dollars, this kid owed...and he paid it off!! within the year, by selling most of what he owned and his home...the only thing his mom left him. The man gave up all he had!! all the personal family memories, his dreams, a
home...that could have been part of his future!! Why?? He didn't want to owe anyone anything!!
Just because you’re poor, doesn't mean...you don't have Moral Character, as Rick Santorum and Rand Paul, both have so arrogantly suggested.

Now, he wouldn't have had to do all that, if Affordable Care was around then.
Something is wrong, when Medical Insurance, becomes a more important issue, than the people being Insured.

You can talk all you want, about the Pros and the Cons...Affordable Healthcare is here to
stay...and it should be embraced by all. It will make this, a much healthier Nation in the long run...and it's the moral and compassionate thing to do!! $$ issues?? The rest of the world, has survived 'their' Obamacare...so will we!!

Obamacare numbers coming in huge: Here's a guide to GOP excuse-making - latimes.com