The whole Ralph Northam story perfectly illustrates what matters to Democrats. If you as an adult physician, publicly advocate for the killing of children in the womb right up to birth and infanticide after birth, Democrats and the media will either spin the words away, pretend they never happened or play "republicans pounce". If however … Continue reading Northam: Democrats will tolerate Infanticide but not the Stupidity of Youth (Update: or maybe they will!) Update Or not again
By John Ruberry I did not contribute my usual Sunday post here because Mrs. Marathon Pundit and I were on a short vacation to Nashville. Among our visits were stops at three mansions, Carnton in Franklin, as well as Belmont, and the Hermitage, which was Andrew Jackson's home. There we were told by tour guides … Continue reading Slave versus enslaved person
It’s troubling when you see the failure of American institutions close up. As I was waiting for my takeout order at a local Chinese restaurant, five black teenagers ran into the store and started to steal stuff. I instinctively grabbed one of the five girls and held her while I asked people to call the … Continue reading I Am A Racist, Not A Victim!
R.I.P. Sears by baldilocks A great epitaph for an old friend. Monday’s announcement that Sears would file for bankruptcy and close 142 stores came as little surprise to anyone who has followed the retail giant’s collapse in recent years. Still, the news inspired a wave of nostalgia for a company that sold an ideal of … Continue reading That Time When Capitalism Beat Racism’s Butt
By John Ruberry I was out of town in July when Detroit, the movie about the destructive 1967 riot and a police attack on a small group of guests at the Algiers Motel, hit the theaters. Directed by Kathryrn Bigelow, who is best known for Zero Dark Thirty and the Academy Award-winning The Hurt Locker, … Continue reading Review: Kathryrn Bigelow’s “Detroit”
Get your hammers and chisels out! Ready the bulldozers! Tear down the statues and remove the names of presidents who are considered “racists”! Writing in The Huffington Post last year, Ibram Kendi, a professor at American University, provided the names of the most racist U.S. presidents. Kendi won the 2016 National Book Award for his … Continue reading A Guide to “Offensive” Statues
By John Ruberry Around this time yesterday during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia one woman was killed and 19 others were injured when they were rammed and run over by a person driving a Dodge Challenger. James Alex Fields Jr, 20, was allegedly the behind the wheel of that muscle car. He's been … Continue reading White nationalists and black nationalists
Andrew Knightley: You said you wanted to chew the fat. I think you just wanted to drink it. We're not your friends, we're just your fucking enablers. Gary King: Enabler? Oh that's a funny word. Gary King & The Enablers. Actually that would make a great name for the band. Steve, write that down. … Continue reading Help Wanted: Petty Criminal of Color in Baltimore looking for the Easiest Score of his Life
By John Ruberry This week marks the centennial of the United States' entry into World War I, then known as the Great War. Much of Europe had been engaged in widespread slaughter since 1914 when Congress, at the request of President Woodrow Wilson, voted to declare war on Germany on April 6, 1917. After the … Continue reading World War I: Nineteen months that dramatically changed America
By John Ruberry On the Sunday after the 9/11 attacks, Jeremiah Wright, then Obama's pastor, bellowed, "God d--n America" and "America's chickens are coming home to roost" from the pulpit of his Chicago church. Two nights from now President Barack Obama will give his farewell address in Chicago, his adopted hometown. The Hawaii-born 44th president moved … Continue reading Obama’s chickens coming home to roost as he gives Chicago farewell address
And that the slaves were never freed by baldilocks There were all kinds of attempts to lure the GOP state electors into voting for someone other than Donald Trump. A few took the bait, but so did some Democrat state electors; Hillary Clinton lost even more electors that Trump did. But, now that the Electoral … Continue reading The New York Times Wishes That the USA Never Existed
by baldilocks North versus South One more play of the Race Card™ by President Obama before exiting stage left. President Barack Obama's election in 2008 broke a racial barrier that set soaring expectations for an era of improved race relations. Now, as he departs office, those hopes have largely evaporated. Tensions between African-American communities and … Continue reading Don’t You Love Him as He’s Walking Out the Door?
"What the hell have you got to lose?" Donald Trump on why black voters should consider voting for him On the day after a group of Hillary supporters in North carolina decided the best way to protest police was to loot a Walmart the Massachusetts Supreme Court, the court that decided that John Adams put … Continue reading The Donald Trump Question for Black America Boston Edition
G Reilly: How would you like it I had the maid over there bring your ass a pinata, that stuff was full of with candy and nachos and chimichangas and tacos, and burritos and a blanket with a big ass bottle of Tequila. what would you say? Gabriel Iglesias: Thank You! Gabriel Iglesias Racist Gift … Continue reading CNN’s Racist Gift Basket for María Celeste Arrarás
...then on every network you would be seeing activists decrying Parker and Ward as the lowest of the low. Stating they were emblematic of the Racism in media and demanding they be dismissed. On twitter you would be seeing people calling them bigots at best and likely a whole lot worse and both of them … Continue reading If Vester Flanagan had publicly accused Alison Parker & Adam Ward of Racism…