Fox News reporting that a grand jury has convened in regards to the Cynthia McKinney matter…
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EVERY year Ted Stevens (R- Alaska) is at the top of the list of big time pork spenders. I cannot stand the man- he’s one of those politicians that has only stayed in power because he wastes our money in Alaska- when you have the king of pork bringing the bacon home every term, you’re bound to reelect him, I guess.
Stevens, according to Fox News and the newly released Pig Book got $1.5 million for BERRY research. No idea what that’s all about. Another $1.5 million went to an array of telescopes to, get this, work on the SETI project- ya know, the nearly half century old project that is looking for space aliens but have never found a thing…I have no idea how much has went into that project total, but I’d assume the figure is in the billions from all sources. Ridiculous…
The worst thing is that Stevens has always been very arrogant in his wasteful spending. He doesn’t give a rat’s behind that he’s flushing our money down the toilet- as long as he can stay in office, he doesn’t have a worry in the world when it comes to our cash. Stevens is in the category of members of Congress I’d like to see gone for good.
It’s a sad day in our nation when school kids are banned from wearing clothing that is any way patriotic, has any flags, or supports the military, etc.
What’s the quote saying how nations are not destroyed from forces external but by forces from within?
There is definitely a large group within this nation is trying to destroy it and set up a brand new nation with new laws, new traditions, new social structures, etc. Hopefully Americans will realize this and fight those who are part of this vast group trying to destroy the nation from within.
Cynthia McKinney released a racist rant today…notice how she attacks the Capitol Police again, claims SHE is the victim of racism…refers to the police officer as a “white police officer.” Cynthia- breaking news, this IS NOT AN ISSUE OF RACE. His own skin color has nothing to do with this. He was simply doing his job. You seem to think the officers must remember nearly 600 faces and know every look you have…if you dyed your hair, someone might not recognize you and you’d claim racism. Do you remember the face of every member of the Capitol Police? I hardly doubt it…and if so, can we attack you and claim you’re a racist?
She admits that the officer yelled out to her and wanted to see her ID. THAT IS HIS JOB. She said that the officer blocked her from entering until he saw identification. AGAIN- THIS IS HIS JOB!! What does this nutbag not understand about this?
It’s always about race to her…she is obsessed with it. She’s obsessed with her skin, she’s obsessed with pretending to be a victim, she’s obsessed with attacking others for her own character flaws. She’s obsessed with embarassing herself, the people of Georgia, and the entire US Congress.
She won’t change…in a year, she’ll have another assault, and she’ll cry racism again (this is the 5th time she’s had run-ins with the police and she’s blamed racism everytime.) McKinney needs to be reminded that this is the United States in 2006 not 1906. Racism isn’t running rampant in the streets, Capitol Police Officers aren’t part of a secret racist conspiracy…and Cynthia McKinney is NOT a victim of anything but being a fool.
Statement of Cynthia McKinney Re: Repeated Harassment from Capitol Hill Police
I have served as a Member of Congress for more than 11 years.
Throughout my tenure in Congress, I seem to evoke memory loss, especially from certain police officers who claim not to be able to recognize my face while I go to work everyday, representing the people of Georgia’s 4th Congressional District.
Washington, DC and local newspapers, as well as authors of books, have carried my “working while black” stories of such encounters on Capitol Hill. In fact, the movie American Blackout candidly captures just such an encounter in one of its more humorous moments when after a two-year hiatus from Congress, a black police officer recognizes me and welcomes me back to Washington, and then just across the street, a few yards away, a white police officer approaches me to ask me what office I am with. In the film I remark, “Some things never change. That’s what Tupac said.”
Sadly, there are only 14 black women Members of Congress. And surely our faces are distinguishable. But why my face is continually unrecognizable can only be answered by these offending police officers. Capitol Hill Police are given face recognition instructions as a part of their official training. Capitol Hill Police are required to recognize, greet, and distinguish Members of Congress as a part of their official role and responsibilities. In fact, according to the US Capitol Police, their mission is to protect and support the Congress in meeting its Constitutional responsibilities. The US Capitol Police mission statement makes no distinction about selective application of its mission depending upon whether a Member of Congress is black, woman, or has a new hairstyle.
But, honestly, this incident is not about wearing a Congressional pin or changing my hairstyle.
It is true that I have changed my hairstyle. It is true that at the time I was not wearing my pin. But many Members of Congress aren’t wearing their pins today. Just in the last hour at least 8 Members of Congress have been spotted speaking from the well of the House without their pins and even more have been seen on the Hill today not wearing their Congressional pin. How many of them were stopped by Capitol Hill Police? Do I have to contact the police every time I change my hairstyle? How do we account for the fact that when I wore my braids every day for 11 years, I still faced this problem, primarily from certain white police officers.
This morning at approximately 8:57 am, I was going to a Budget Committee meeting due to start at 9:00 am. I was rushing to my meeting when a white police officer yelled to me. He approached me, bodyblocked me, physically touching me. I used my arm to get him off of me. I told him not to touch me several times. He asked for my ID and I showed it to him. He then let me go and I proceeded to my meeting and I assume that the Police Officer resumed his duties. I have counseled with the Sergeant-at-Arms and Acting Assistant Chief Thompson several times before and counseled with them again on today’s incident. I offered also to counsel with the offending police officer. I have agreed to try to remember to wear my pin and to notify Capitol Hill police every time I change my hairstyle.
My father was a police officer. After the tragedies on September 11th, recognizing the strain that we all were under, I wrote a letter to Sergeant-at-Arms Livingood reminding him that police officers were operating under great stress while working long hours. I asked that they be allowed to use their cell phones to contact their families to know that they were alright. No one else did this. But I did. I will not let this or any other incident dampen my resolve to support those whose work is vital and supports us. It is, however, a shame that while I conduct the country’s business, I have to stop and call the police to tell them that I’ve changed my hairstyle so that I’m not harassed at work.
– To change our lives, we must first change our minds. -from Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Little Book of Eastern Wisdom by Taro Gold
As you can see, I’ve made bold the most absurd of her statements…especially her obsession with listing everyone’s skin color, as if it’s important. Black this, white this, black that…she’s a fool and she can’t stop proving it with her inane statements…and she has STILL refused to apologize.
I think Daniel Dennett coined the term “bright” to describe anyone who is a ‘freethinker’- an atheist…a rational thinker. Because, Lord knows that the religious are foolish morons who have no brains.
Well, Dennett’s new book is called Breaking the Spell- which you would assume is an attack on religion and a desire to rid the world of it. He says that it’s no such thing and his goal isn’t to destroy religion. Well, that’s what he said on Charlie Rose tonight with guest host left winger and nontraditional Christian Bill Moyers.
I’ve read many quotes from Dennett, and it seems to me that the destruction of religion is, indeed, his desire.
On the show tonight, of which I saw the last half hour- Dennett said many things including:
-Thinking Christians are the ones who go against their churches teaches. The THINKING Catholics are the ones who disagree with the church’s teaching on birth control. The vast majority of Catholics are therefore, in Dennett’s mind irrational and non-thinking.
-Religion is a way of indoctrinating your children in ignorance.
-Religion is basically a way of turning off your brain. You blindly accept it without backing up the claims and you claim ‘it’s faith.’
-Religion demands you not question or reason.
-Religion is a “precious delusion”
-Religion is mandatory ignorance
Now, Dennett’s attacks are aimed at Christianity. He admits that this is the case because he’s only had time to study Christianity and not Hinduim or other religions. This, it’s clear, is bologna with a capital B. There are many famous Christian philosophers throughout history who have written volumes on Christianity, the Bible, Jesus, doctrines, etc. These men and women have studied long and hard and questioned and debated the issues. This alone disproves Dennett’s oft repeated claims that religion (Christianity) is mandatory ignorance and that it’s a way of non-reason, it’s irrational, and it’s like turning off your brain. Sir Isaac Newton, the most famous scientist in history was also a Christian theologian/philosopher…he wrote more on Christianity than he did science. In Dennett’s world- Newton is a non-thinking fool.
Christianity, as it is often said but bears repeating is NOT based on blind faith. It does NOT demand that you not think. In fact, the Bible says we SHOULD think…in fact, the Bible tells us to think. It DEMANDS we do so-
In writing the Gospels, the writers often take the time to make it clear that they are writing their accounts so that people can know the truth. That they’re not just telling fairytales, but rather relaying the accounts of eyewitnesses and of the facts related to the events being described.
This is just common sense from anyone familiar with the Bible that it’s not telling us to close our minds, shut off your brains, and refuse to think or reason. Thousands of Dennett’s fellow philosophers are Christians- does he suppose they don’t think or reason or rationalize their religion? Is he so arrogant that he thinks the minority of atheists who see the world his way are the only “bright’ ones among us?
It’s obvious that Dennett hasn’t studied Christianity much at all…and if he has, he’s just being dishonest. Both of those things, ignorance or dishonesty, are not so bright. You’d expect more from a self described “bright.” This just scratches the surface of his irrational statements made on the show and in his book (I haven’t read it, but I have read many reviews and summaries of it. I don’t personally care to read it, I’m merely commenting on what I’ve seen quoted of him, his interview on Charlie Rose, and many quotes attributed to him.)
Here’s a post from someone who was at the talk given by Dr. Doom (aka, Dr. Pianka) who supported the idea that ebola could wipe out 90% of the world’s population and that this wouldn’t be such a bad thing.
Brenna McConnel is clearly just as nuts as Pianka, in that she says the following:
Dr. Pianka’s talk at the TAS meeting was mostly of the problems humans are causing as we rapidly proliferate around the globe. While what he had to say is way too vast to remember it all, moreover to relay it here in this blog, the bulk of his talk was that he’s waiting for the virus that will eventually arise and kill off 90% of human population. In fact, his hope, if you can call it that, is that the ebola virus which attacks humans currently (but only through blood transmission) will mutate with the ebola virus that attacks monkeys airborne to create an airborne ebola virus that attacks humans. He’s a radical thinker, that one! I mean, he’s basically advocating for the death of all but 10% of the current population! And at the risk of sounding just as radical, I think he’s right.
Humans are far too populous. We’ve used up our resources, and we’re destroying the Earth at an accelerated pace. The more technology we create, the more damage we’re capable of doing. We now consider keeping the forest natural to save a species of catepillar more important that using that space for humans to live and till. And I’m in complete agreement with that. It’s the harsh reality that many people alive right now should be dead. And even harsher to think that the world would be better off with them dead too. My grandparents, who I love dearly and am so incredibly thankful to know, are honestly being kept alive only through the technology that we have created via medicine. The same goes for the millions of other old folk alive and kicking and will continue to do so for another 5-10 years, using up more resources. Or think of all the babies being born every hour with abnormalities that 50 years ago would have kept them from living. Now, those lives can be saved, and we pat ourselves on the backs at how smart and charitable we are as a species that we can create and sustain life. For those against cloning, etc because it’s “playing God,” how is this any different?? Life has a built-in mechanism that keeps species from becoming too overpopulated, and it wasn’t until humans started messing with the system that it went out of whack. Now that we’ve killed off the majority of all top predators, we now must take on the duty of keeping populations in check and at the same time, allowing other species a fair chance at reproduction.
These people are terrifying. Eugenics in the 21st century.
NUTJOB ALERT!! The people in the video here are complete insane and bear no resemblance to humans with actual working brains. Anything they say should go in one ear and out the other faster than you can call Jesse Jackson’s house to plan a protest march…
Cynthia McKinney’s racist friends come out to proclaim a racist conspiracy.
Let us all do the nation a favor and stop accepting black racism. Usually in this country, it’s thought that if you’re black you somehow have an inherent right to be a racist or spout of racist remarks, and it’s not that big of a deal. Racism is racism no matter who it comes from!
Let’s change the way things usually work and shame every one of these fools for being the racists they are…
I should note McKinney has still not apologized and it still playing the victim card.
UPDATE: Here’s more on this loons presentation. The writer of this account notes that this madman has actually written and posted his own obituary on his Univ of TX website! I put it into a word count website and it shows that it’s 1443 words in length! Who in their right mind writes and posts their own 1500 word obituary?!!!
Some Univ of Texas nutjob professor and scientist has won away from a group in Texas for his ideas that we should purposefully kill off 90% of the world’s population, hopefully with the ebola virus. He says that human life is no better than the life of a bug and that we’re ruining the earth (more doom and gloom nonsense that never comes true!) He says that human life is meaningless and that we should kill all but 10% of humans living today.
A so-called man of science advocating the murder of over 5 billion people. Sadly, his students praise him as a “god” as one of them said.
The scientic group in Texas awarded him a prize for his insanity.
Yes, the world IS coming to this…
This is one of those things that WOULDN’T be funny if it weren’t serious, and worse- this lunatic IS serious and many agree with him.
Scientists wonder why there’a often a disconnect between them and the average person on the street- it’s stuff like this. Too bad too many scientists are clueless to the fact that these outrageous statements only drive the wedge further between them and the public at large.
US Rep. from Georgia, Cynthia McKinney…we’ve all heard the news, there are a few posts in the past few days over her assault on a Capitol Police Officer. She came out and claimed SHE was the victim, she played the race card, her attorney said she was merely in Congress while black- so he’s playing the race card too.
We have numerous witnesses that have sworn statements that say McKinney wasn’t a victim at all and the officer she assaulted was the victim. She might be arrested in the next few days and charged. Clueless Nancy Pelosi said it’s no big deal…Hastert countered that it is, indeed, a big deal. McKinney has had at least 5 altercations with Capitol police and she’s blamed racism everytime…she refers to “white people” out to get her.
Now, McKinney has posted a video clip of some documentary on her website.
Here is the link to the very short video. She’s with a cameraman and someone else, and a guard simply does his job at the Capitol building and asks ‘who are you guys with’? McKinney comments that this is typical and she’s not offended by it- she implies racism here again.
Now- what would you expect a guard at the US Capitol to do when 3 or 4 people are filming the capitol building, ready to just waltz right on into the area without checking in with security? If you’re on duty, you ask the people who they are, who their with, etc. In McKinney’s sad little world- a security guard protecting the capital from people filming it is racism!
The fact is- the Capitol was a possible target on 9/11, and it’s surely a target of terrorist cells in the US today. It’s highly protected, as it should be…can you imagine if guards just let anyone walk up to the Capitol, filming it, trying to get in, not bothering with that pesky thing called security? They’re PROTECTING THE CAPITOL AND THOSE INSIDE OF IT, INCLUDING MCKINNEY HERSELF! She claims to support the Capitol Police, but the truth is- she doesn’t. 5 incidents she has had with them, and she’s blamed racism everytime…when they do their job and demand that people coming in show their Congressional pins (she refuses to wear her pin!), they’re protecting McKinney and her fellow members of Congress. If someone came in and went past security and shot McKinney, she’s complain that it was racism that allowed security to be so lax! You can’t win with lunatics!
In the clip, she shows where her mentality is- she says somethings never change and comments that Tupac said that. A US Congresswoman constantly crying racism, then quoting a violent black rapper in doing so…classy.
I have a suggestion for McKinney- resign today. You’re an embarassment to Congress, you’re an embarassment to the people of Georgia, and you’re an embarassment to the nation itself. If you want to be the loon who cries racism everyday, do it OFF the taxpayer’s dollar. Go work for racist kings Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, but please, for the sake of all Americans- quit Congress today.