No this nigga Mitt Romney is not tryna claim he is a good ole Detroit man.
WTH does this even mean?
Once you’ve ripped the heart and the lung out of the body, it doesn’t matter that the fingers continue to actually move”
Carvin discussing why the individual mandate is necessary for the PPACA 2010 (that’s health care reform for those of you who like to discuss the act without ever having researched it yourself-pet peeve much?)
especially considering just this morning he was caught saying this “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.”
See who voted for whom: http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primaries/states/iowa/exit-polls
Did you know that 2011 isn’t so different from 1960s? Conservatives still expect blacks to be running around “Yes masta, you’s a good masta. Thank you for protectin mah family and giving us poor negros some food to eat.”
Herman Cain may very well be the Antichrist. But, it’s not fair to him for me to immediately assume that he’s the spawn of Satan just because he’s black and he happens to belong to the 2011 GOP, and it’s not fair to me to be so intellectually apathetic when deciding on a leader. There’s absolutely no chance in hell that I’d actually vote for him (Seriously. If you’re a close friend of mine and you don’t vote for Obama in 2012, you might no longer be a close friend of mine. Yes, it’s that serious.), but I can at least listen to what he has to say.”
Yes it is that serious. And my friends’ mom the other day was like Herman Cain is a fascinating man “he is African American and he has been poor before so he understands ‘the struggle’ and bringing himself up by his bootstraps.” I really wanted to shit on her. And she emphasized he was black, like that was going to change my vote? Uh. Did black people love Clinton because he was black? Did we ever vote for Al Sharpton because he is black? No. So hush.
Cutest kids that I met at Occupy Wall Street. Probably no older than middle school, yet already brave and cocky enough to come down to Zuccotti Park, straight after school, and demonstrate their dissent. These aren’t 4yr olds who were accompanying their parents and were asked to hold up signs that they don’t understand. These are kids (maybe 11-13) who are conscious enough to see what’s going on around them, their neighborhoods and their city to (at the very minimum) decide that they don’t like it. Solidarity with all Occupy movements!
I don’t support Occupy Atlanta, and Im assuming they are making the same demands… so I don’t get the hype. Explain.
Ok, the hype as I understand it:
- Wall st. is obviously mostly symbolism; but peeps all over the world (Melbourne, london, rome, hong kong, usa and many more) are occupying and protesting for many different reasons
- Lots of people are pissed at the current state of the economy and especially banks and financial institutions who profited off an unjust system while the rest of us are left dealing with the consequences
- a ton of students protesting because of the state of education in america; education doesn’t even guarantee a good job and opportunity anymore yet all of us are saddled with debt and ridiculous student loan option (do you honest to god think that src is worth the $57,000 they are charging this year? more and more schools are also hiking up their fees, including state schools.); Education should be accessible to everyone not just those who can afford it or are willing to go into debt for it;
- Some people are protesting the wars and the fact that our country can justify insane amounts of debt to fight illegal wars while we are continuously cutting back social services, losing jobs and crippling the middle class.
- Both Liberals and Conservatives in government have failed their constituencies miserably in addressing unemployment, student debt, the defense budget, the countries debt yet both are complicit in protecting corporations, lobbyists and instituions of power that financially and politically oppress the majority of the people in this country
- Who profits from the status quo in this country and who pays for their mistakes? Why can’t my voice be heard in congress yet I have my own representatives telling me corporations are people too? fuck that shit and if they are people too then can we prosecute them for crimes against humanity?
- For some the point is down with capitalism but for many others it’s to hold accountable these institutions that have so much money and power over our lives when they mess up. Banks and financial institutions and even government itself should not have a blank cheque to fuck up and get second chances without restrictions to continue to take advantage of poor, working class and middle class people.
- Many voices protesting for many different reasons but the whole unifying point is REBELLION! It’s to make noise and to get the world to pay attention and increasingly pressure governments to take notice and make changes accordingly.
ps. I have mixed feelings about it too but I went because the more the national media and republicans resist this movement and try to marginalize many of the legitimate critiques the group is making about life here in the us, the more that I sympathize with them. We are not doing ourselves a service when we protect the government and wall street because they sure as fuck ain’t protecting us.