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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) Republican Party Chairman Remarks are so outrageous

The chairman, Fernando C de Baca, made the following comments to the BBC on Friday. 

“The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors,” he said. “African-Americans came here as slaves.

“Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won’t vote for a black president.”

Of course these statements have caused a great deal of controversy here in NM.  Many Republicans have publicly called for Mr. C de Baca’s resignation but I just read before noon that he was retained as chairman. 

I’ve lived here almost 13 years and never have I heard or been subjected to anything remotely like this here.  In fact, when I first moved here, Hispanics were the only ones who welcomed me.  Half the whites wouldn’t speak to me and same with the blacks.  I’ve heard a lot of ugly racist things over the years, but something about this comment really punched me in the gut.  It is breath-taking in its hurtfulness.

Posted by Nuttshell on 09/23 at 02:36 PM in Blogging
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New York City Darfur Events - September 24 & 25


NYC Darfur Events - September 24 & 25









Dear
Darfur Supporter,

We are
pleased to invite you to two events that will place needed
pressure on United Nations member states during the U.N. General
Assembly. These events will focus on the International Criminal
Count, UNAMID peacekeepers, and ending the arms trade that
allows the genocide to continue with impunity.






China: No More Arms to
Sudan!

September 24, 2008

12:00 p.m.

Chinese Mission to the United Nations

350 East 35th Street

New York, NY 10016

The
Olympics are over, but the fact remains: China continues to
underwrite the genocide in Darfur. In October, China takes over
the presidency of the United Nations Security Council. In this
leadership position, we can’t let China off the hook. Join AJWS
and Darfur advocacy partners for a protest highlighting China’s
almost exclusive sale of small arms to Sudan and calling for an
expanded UN arms embargo on Sudan. Events will be coordinated in
four other cities across the country.
href="http://action.savedarfur.org/ct/5pMjcwp17cHu/">To
participate in this important action please sign up
now.

Sponsored by American Jewish World
Service.

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No More Delays in Darfur: Peacekeepers and
Justice Now!

Close the
gap between promises and reality: Call on the United Nations to
honor its commitment to protect the people of Darfur.

http://www.savedarfur.org/page/event/detail/4v7mz

September 25, 2008

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Displaced Exhibit

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (2nd Avenue & 47th
Street)

Demonstration, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (1st Avenue and 47th
Street)

Speakers

Larry Cox, Amnesty International USA Executive Director

Alex Meixner, Save Darfur Coalition

Fatima Haroun, Darfuri Human Rights Activist

Want more info? Want to help out? Planning
on attending? Contact Sara Bennett at
href="mailto:sbennett@aiusa.org">
or 212 633 4160.

Co-sponsored by the Save Darfur Coalition,
STAND, ENOUGH Project, Darfur Human Rights Association of NY, NY
Coalition for Darfur, Darfur Alert Coalition, Darfur
Rehabilitation Project, and the Genocide Intervention
Network.

Thank you
for your support for the people of Darfur. Together we will all
end the genocide.

Rich
Stazinski

National Outreach Coordinator






If you received this message from a friend, you can
sign up for Save Darfur Coalition.




The Save Darfur Coalition is an
alliance of over 180 faith-based, advocacy and human rights organizations whose
mission is to raise public awareness about the ongoing genocide in Darfur and to
mobilize a unified response to the atrocities that threaten the lives of more
than two million people in the Darfur region. To learn more, please visit http://www.SaveDarfur.org.



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Friday, September 19, 2008

John Mccain continues to lie.

Does anyone really care how much John Mccain lies?  Watch this video and see exactly which message he approved.

Posted by SPN on 09/19 at 08:49 AM in BloggingPoliticsNews
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Please take the time to see “Earthlings”.

As we contemplate our future while discussing the merits of differing fuel sources, let’s also discuss how we treat the least among us, the animals we live with.  This is a very disturbing, but extremely important documentary.

I watched this 80 minute documentary last night and had difficulty going to sleep.  The images were too striking for me to dismiss as isolated events.  Understand that what is presented here is just the trailer.  I’ve read that the video is on Google Videos.  I haven’t checked so I don’t know for sure.

If you are strong enough to watch this video in its entirety, take the time to talk about it to the people in your life that you care about.

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Coming Civil War

This is an original commentary that I recently wrote.  I’m curious to know what others think.

Years ago in the late 80’s or early 90’s, my grandmother told me that she was scared for my generation.  She told me that the social/political environment would be much worse for us than it was for her generation.  I scoffed and reminded her that nothing could have been worse than the segregated society she grew up in the South.  She simply responded that we would have to wait and see.  Mother died in 1999 at the age of 87.  The events that this country has been through since 2000 would have captivated her.  She was a voracious consumer of the news, up on current events not only locally and nationally but also internationally.  She always had some news program on and read many political and financial magazines and newspapers. 

Over the past four years, I’ve come to think Mother was right.  Another bit of advice Mother gave me was to never trust the Bushes.  She said never vote for a Bush.  I followed her advice and neither voted for GW nor Herbert Walker.  Unfortunately, not enough people benefited from her sage advice.  I am not ashamed to say it but I am scared.  I am scared because most people don’t realize that we are at a dangerous point in our country’s future. 

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Posted by Nuttshell on 09/09 at 05:03 PM in Blogging
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