Category Archives: Obama/Politics

Rupert Murdock…Seriously? You’re Going to Define Whose ‘Really Black’

Rupert Murdoch
Rupert Murdoch

*Rupert Murdoch may look like a man with only one foot out of the grave, but his typing fingers seem to be going strong. Now he is apologizing for a tweet he sent out making a snide swipe at President Barack Obama while giving a thumbs up to 2016 presidential candidate, black republican, Ben Carson.

Murdoch’s tweet referred to the need to have a “real” black president in the White House.

Well, as you can imagine, that didn’t sit too well with many people, including Star Jones, who tweeted:

“The day I start allowing @rupertmurdoch to define what it is to be #black …is the day I turn in my #blackcard.”

According to the Daily News, on Thursday morning as Murdoch awakened to what must have been an onslaught of backlash to his original tweet, he wrote:

“Apologies! No offence meant. Personally find both men charming.”

Charming? It doesn’t get more typical than that.  Continue reading

Mexican Politician Suggests ‘Lethal Injection’ To End Homeless Problem

homeless should be put down by lethal injection
Olga Gutierrez Machorro

*Well this certainly won’t help change the abrasive attitudes around the immigration issue here in the states. And its definitely not a good look for someone calling themselves a politician. But apparently Olga Gutierrez Machorro, a Mexican Councillor and member of the local government in Tecamachalco, Mexico, thinks the solution for the homeless problem — in her country at least — is murder.

More aptly put, she suggests they be killed by lethal injection.

Needless to say, people are outraged.

She then added that it would be “kinder.” Continue reading

Is ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Mohamed Facing Jealousy Issues From His School…The Media?

Ahmed Mohamed
Ahmed Mohamed

*It’s a legitimate question. Apparently it wasn’t enough that Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim student who brought his makeshift clock “invention” to school in a briefcase, was humiliated and arrested because officials suspected it was a bomb; then freed when they found out it wasn’t. His mere existence is still causing fingers to move on keyboards across America.

Envious heads turned like someone possessed when Mohamed was invited to bring his “cool clock” to the White House. And now, seething in the fact that the MacArthur High School student hasn’t been sitting at home twirling his thumbs and suffering from depression since he walked away from the Irving, Texas campus,  The Dallas Morning News  is reporting that “according to Texas school officials,” the 14-year-old has a folder this thick showing he has been a discipline problem since way back.

Why don’t they leave this kid alone? 

No worries though. Mohamed ain’t thinking about his hater. Last message he left is he’s out of the office until further notice. The teen is said to have gone on a grand tour of the U.N. earlier this week. And soon, he and his family will board a private jet to Qatar where he will be treated like royalty.

Now that should give the haters a real headache. Continue reading

Sarah Palin: “…I’m the Queen of England”


*Who keeps giving Sarah “You can see Russia from my house!” Palin an open mic???

I hesitated to even fill you in on this, as we continue to extend the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee’s 15 minutes of fame, which was 14 minutes and 59 seconds longer than it should have been in the first place.  But this one takes the proverbial cake.

This time around, Palin’s taking aim at Ahmed Mohamed, the ninth grader who brought a homemade clock made from a pencil box to school and got arrested, because the clock could have been a bomb, the Huffington Post reports.

“Yep, believing that’s a clock in a school pencil box is like believing Barack Obama is ruling over the most transparent administration in history,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post. “Right. That’s a clock, and I’m the Queen of England.” Continue reading

With Pictures: Timing is Everything! Here’s 10 Amazing Photos!

Obama holds the sun

*Ever wish you could take a picture that catches a star just at the time it shoots across the sky? How about a drop of water, just as it drips but before it touches? The following photographs are mind-blowing.

First up: The President of the Free World, Barack Obama. We’ll call this, Making a wish while grasping the sun.

Can a President Be Any Cooler Than This: Just Ask Inmates at El Reno (Watch Trailer)

President Obama shares with reporters during visit at El Reno Prison
President Obama shares with reporters during visit at El Reno Prison

*Its the first time any sitting president has done this. But then again, we are talking about President Barack Obama. POTUS set out on a historic tour to visit the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in Oklahoma. He walked in with that familiar swagger; a “How y’all doing” and looked each man in the eye as he asked them their name and shook their hand, before taking a seat in the circle. Continue reading

Politician Says ‘God’ Told Him to Ban Baggy Pants — Just Like ‘God’ Told Me ‘He’s Lying’


*I often have this image in my head of God sitting up in heaven with his head in his hands saying…no, asking, ‘Why?’

‘Why do they keep blaming Me for their actions?’ ‘Why do they use My name so freely, when they don’t have the courage to be accountable to their own prejudices?’

This is the vision that surfaces in my unabashedly overactive mind, whenever I hear of claims such as the one you see in the headline above.

Nevertheless, there it is. A politician is now saying God TOLD HIM to ban baggy pants.

Who can we confirm this with? Who are we to believe?

According to an article in Your Black World, Frank Goodman, a councilman in Dadeville, Alabama told The Daily Beast he is fed up seeing young men walk around in saggy pants, so he prayed on it.

“Seeing the young boys with pants hanging down, having to walk wide-legged, holding their pants up to keep them from falling down—now it’s gotten real bad,” Goodman said. “It’s something I couldn’t take no more.”

 Goodman prayed and prayed until he got the answer.
 Correction: the answer he was looking for.

“I prayed and asked God to show me what I should do, and the way I should go about it,” Goodman said. “What would God do? Did God go around doing this?”

Finally, the heavens parted and in came the answer written on a beam of sunlight.

Goodman says the answer came to him.

“He would show me this saggy pant—it’s one of the things He did not do. It is not in His orders to do that to gain eternal life.”

In other words, Goodman felt that God didn’t sag his pants, so the practice should be illegal.

So there you have it.

“I prayed about this. I know that God would not go around with pants down,” Goodman said.


Julian Bond: Family, Friends and Colleagues Weigh In on His Passing

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with NAACP chairman Julian Bond (L) during the NAACP 100th Anniversary convention in New York, July 16, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

*The passing of iconic civil rights advocate and former NAACP chairman, Julian Bond, has struck a chord on so many levels, with so many people across the political, humanitarian and civil rights landscape.

The champion of equal rights for all of society’s oppressed died on Saturday in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. and while condolences have been pouring in, we are now learning even more intimate details surrounding his death. Continue reading