When President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court, he said she was selected because he wanted someone who would show "empathy." It occurred to me that Obama wants the same behavior from America's police.
Professor Gates was arrested for disorderly conduct. Because Gates is black, the White House has launched a race committee to "teach" police to be more sensitive. Like his Supreme Court nominee, Obama wants police to give special consideration to race… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 30, 2009 at 10:37pm —
RBE has a new chat room on our site feel free to use it to talk to other members or to discuss policy, strategy the GOP & politics.
What Time is it Open?
The RBE Chat room is open all day but to get the best out of this experience we encourage everyone to come on at 8PM.
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The Chat room will be found on top of the ning bar where you find "members" “invite" etc.
Added by RBE MODERATOR on July 29, 2009 at 5:18pm —
There is a compromise that citizens and non-citizens of the United States need to make to ensure the transition of a new immigration policy does not have lasting effects upon our social infrastructure. Racism and discrimination can be products of a minority of the population attempting to oppress the majority of the population.
Case in point, during the re-construction period after the civil war, many citizens lost their right to vote and the African-American salves were commonly used as… Continue
Added by Christopher Wilson on July 27, 2009 at 12:30am —
We have all watched this scene in numerous Western movies. The sheriff says his prisoner will receive a fair trial when the judge arrives in the morning. But, one loud mouth stands on the steps of the jail house and works the crowd into a frenzy. The enraged mob breaks down the door, brutalizes the sheriff, drags out the prisoner and hangs him. It is later discovered that the prisoner was innocent. As a child watching these movies, I was amazed how people sheepishly followed one loud… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 25, 2009 at 10:36pm —
It is truly a sad day in America when the president of the United States fans the flames of racial hatred. The man elected to be president of all the people, in his speech at the NAACP basically said, though America is racist, sexist and homophobic, you can make it in spite of those white SOB's attempts to stop you. Wonderful. How inspiring. The NAACP audience erupted in applause. Obama's condemnation was "red meat" to the liberal, protective of their victim status,… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 23, 2009 at 11:29am —
Originally published at Ron's Reflections
As I read the stories spreading across the Internet like wildfire about the arrest, release and subsequent dropping of charges against distinguished Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, and the cries of racism filled the airwaves, I found myself at a place where I’ve been too many times throughout my life, asking myself a simple question: “Why doesn’t this… Continue
Added by Ron Miller on July 23, 2009 at 12:36am —
Race! Race! Race! As the kids say, “Gag me with Race!” I just read my Republican Senator Mel Martinez's statement on why he is voting to confirm Sonia Sotomayor:
“Judge Sotomayor's rise to the Supreme Court is testimony to the fact that the American dream continues to be attainable. Given her qualifications and testimony this week, I intend to vote in favor of her confirmation.”
Excuse me Mel, but the woman is a leftist who will make decisions based on her… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 19, 2009 at 12:55pm —
While flipping through the channels with my remote, I stopped on the movie, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” on BET (Black Entertainment Television). Excellent movie. During a commercial break, they gave a news update. An announcer said, “They tried to get the Bronx kid, Sonia Sotomayor, but she beat them”. There was not one mention of Sotomayor's controversial racist statements. Thus, ill-informed black viewers who don't follow the news closely are led to conclude that those “evil racist… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 16, 2009 at 9:14am —
My faith was tested when I awoke Nov. 5th 2008 to learn that Barack Hussen Obama was president of the United States. I had just returned home from performing at rallies across America on a national “Stop Obama Tour” with Our Country Deserves Better PAC. Our team made great headway for McCain/Palin in several states.
Frustratingly, the BIG MONEY Obama campaign kept coming behind us and winning back his numbers. I found peace in the knowledge that God is in control. God did… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 14, 2009 at 2:39pm —
Dear RBE Members,
This week has seen a flurry of accusations of racism in the Republican Party. Early in the week, reports from bloggers and The Daily Beast showed that a candidate for the YR's (Audra Shay (who won today) was embroiled in a racist scandal via facebook. The YR's held there convention today and the candidate embroiled in the scandal won today.
The Daily Beast Blog- Audra Shay, accused of endorsing racism on Facebook, became head of the Young Republicans on… Continue
Added by RBE MODERATOR on July 11, 2009 at 6:30pm —
Originally published at RegularFolksUnited.com
The controversial comments made in a New York Times interview by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg concerning Roe vs. Wade speak a great deal to how morally bankrupt our nation has become. What - you say you're not aware of these comments? Well, my friends, that is part of the tale I have to tell you. Please read on.
Added by Ron Miller on July 10, 2009 at 7:49pm —
Scalpers peddled tickets to a black man's funeral on eBay for $10,000 each. Oprah, a black woman, is the richest and most influential woman in America and possibly the world.
Did I mention that the president of the United States of America is a black man? With blacks only 13% of the U.S. population, none of these extraordinary black achievements could have happened without tremendous support from white America.
So, when will white America be off the hook for sins of… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 8, 2009 at 10:06am —
Some people are screwed up. Broken. They choose to hate and nothing will change their minds. I believe most people are basically good. Given an opportunity, they work things out. Here is an example.
In 1956, my dad, Dr. Rev. Lloyd Marcus Sr, was one of the first blacks to break the color barrier into the Baltimore City Fire Department at Engine 6. Unlike the white firefighters, dad did not have free reign of the fire house. A bunk, toilet, sink and single set of eating… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 5, 2009 at 2:43pm —
Originally published at Ron's Reflections
Note: These words came flowing from my mind early on July 4, 2009 as I was responding to a fellow American who believes my criticism of President Obama after only six months in office is unnecessarily harsh.
I think a lot of people, myself included, are alarmed at the speed and scope of what President Obama is doing. I would feel the same way if it… Continue
Added by Ron Miller on July 5, 2009 at 9:01am —
While watching Sarah Palin's resignation speech, I thought, who is this amazing woman? What planet did she come from? Will there ever be anyone like her? Once again, I was blown away by her power, grace, character and courage.
The world is mourning the loss of a one of a kind pop icon. I mourn the loss of a one of a kind conservative leader martyred for the cause of conservatism. Though impossible for the pop icon, I pray Palin will be resurrected for 2012.
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 3, 2009 at 11:43pm —
Here is a new poem from my eBook Let's Talk Honestly: One Black Man's Thoughts
I wrote this poem after seeing another story about a black man being shot by police. While the outrage was justified I wondered why we don’t see the same level of outrage when one young black man kills another.
While police shootings and brutality are not the isolated incidents many try to make them out to be there is no comparison when… Continue
Added by George Cook on July 2, 2009 at 5:33pm —
Originally published at RegularFolksUnited.com
On June 18th and 19th in the year 1865, Union General Gordon Grainger led his army into Galveston, Texas to take control of the Lone Star State and enforce President Lincoln's executive orders, collectively called the Emancipation Proclamation, which directed that slaves in the Confederate States of America be freed. Blacks… Continue
Added by Ron Miller on July 1, 2009 at 10:00pm —
I'm in the studio recording my next song for the Tea Party movement titled, “Feet To The Fire”. In it, I chastise politicians for not keeping their promises. A line says, “they go to DC...seek approval from liberals...”
An adviser cautioned, “Lloyd, please change that lyric. You will loose half of your marketing audience. I played the rough mix for a liberal and that line infuriated him. Also, you're a Christian and Jesus would never point a finger at anyone”. I appreciated… Continue
Added by Lloyd Marcus on July 1, 2009 at 1:58pm —
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” - Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States.
In the time and age of economic peril, we have seen many people lose hope, faith and trust. Many Americans have seen their investments and their financial security totally collapse. While the government is looking for solutions to combat this economic warfare, I believe the answer is simple and not complex:… Continue
Added by RBE MODERATOR on July 1, 2009 at 12:57pm —