EX-CNN Host TJ Holmes: ‘Driving While Black Ain’t No Joke’ After Being Pulled Over by Atlanta Cops

TJ Holmes Driving While Black Ain't No Joke

EX-CNN Host TJ Holmes: ‘Driving While Black Ain’t No Joke’ After Being Pulled Over by Atlanta Cops

#showmeyourpapers: Former CNN host TJ Holmes caused an uproar on Twitter when he tweeted that he was stopped by Atlanta police for no reason — driving while black. I understand how pissed off one would get about being pulled over for no reason. But you can’t always use race as the reason for your outrage at the police. Looking through the mirror on Holmes car, it appears one of the officers is a black woman. So, the whole race angle may be a moot point. I also found it amazing that Holmes refused to tell Dr. Michael Eric Dyson what kind of car he was driving, during his appearance on the “Ed Schultz Show” on MSNBC. He said he would discuss that at a later date.

Holmes also said the police officer asked him for proof of insurance and the bill of sale for the vehicle. That latter is interesting, pointing to a luxury car. But even so, does that mean it was stolen? Once the police run the tag number on the vehicle, they can determine if there is an active insurance policy on the vehicle. That’s the law in Georgia. They don’t need to see your policy to know if you have insurance on the vehicle or not. So the officer asking Holmes that question was ridiculous. In reality, it doesn’t matter what kind of car one drives, but I find it a little interesting that he wouldn’t disclose that.

On a personal note, I have lived in metro Atlanta for more than 12 years and I have never been pulled over by the police for ‘no reason.’ I have been pulled over twice for speeding. Both times the officers were white and were nothing but courteous to me.That doesn’t mean racial profiling doesn’t occur, but I have never had that experience.

#RomneyShambles: Mitt Romney Greeted by Ron Paul Supporters, Obama Chants in Gdansk Poland

07/31/12–#kissmyass: Romney traveling press secretary Rick Gorka tells reporters ‘kiss my ass’ and ‘shove it’ near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Warsaw.

Ron Paul revolution follows Mitt Romney to Gdansk Poland, People Chanting Obama, Obama.

#Romneyshambles:  Mitt Romney’s Polish trip was met with Ron Paul supporters, Buzzfeed reports. LMAO!  Romney’s public appearance in Gdansk was greeted by Ron Paul supporters as evidenced from Twitter. Follow this Twitter URL. This is an embarrassment to America. Not just to the Republicans or Democrats. It’s been a long time since a presidential candidate has been derided in such a manner. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were right. Mitt Romney is the worst candidate to go up against Obama in the elections. He’s imploding all on his own.

Poland is one of many countries outside the U.S. that, despite never having Paul on any ballots, have Ron Paul contingents. The main website, RonPaul.pl, includes information about Ron Paul’s campaign, primary dates, even the current time in Texas, where Paul is from. The banner: “Kim jest Ron Paul?” (“Who is Ron Paul?”)

The group has garnered 2,000 likes on Facebook. Today won’t be the last we see of them: tomorrow, when Romney will be in Warsaw, there will be a planned demonstration outside his event. source: Buzzfeed

So, no matter which country he visited on his overseas trip, Romney has managed to piss someone off. What a wimp.

[Romney’s] speech on the “values of liberty” at Warsaw University on Tuesday is expected to seek to rekindle the flames of US cold war righteousness by featuring a strong attack on Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s rollback of democratic gains, while also criticising the US president, Barack Obama, for allegedly sacrificing the interests and security of central European democracy in favour of realpolitik with the Kremlin.

Romney has previously described Russia as America’s “No 1 geopolitical foe”, in contrast with Obama, who has sought to press “the reset button” in relations with Moscow. Source: Guardian

Here’s the reaction on Twitter:

Demonstration Planned for Romney in Poland:

Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver O.J. Murdock Commits Suicide Outside Tampa High School

Tennessee Titans wide receiver O. J. Murdock commits suicide

Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver O.J. Murdock Commits Suicide Outside Tampa High School (Getty Imaged)

NFL SUICIDE:  Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock commits suicide in his car out side Middleton High School in Tampa, Fl.

“At approximately 8:30 a.m., officers discovered the victim’s body in his car in front of Middleton High School with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound,” the police said in a release. “He was transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition where he died at 10:43 a.m.” Source

President Obama Descended from First Black American Slave, John Punch, on His Mother’s Side

President Obama descended from first black American slave John Punch

President Obama Descended from First American Slave, John Punch, on His Mother’s Side (Ancestry.com)

President Obama descended from America’s first black slave, John Punch, on his mother’s side, Ancestry.com claims.  John Punch had children with white woman who passed on her free status to them and changed their name to ‘Bunch

DNA analysis and marriage and property records have suggested that Obama is the 11th great-grandchild of John Punch, the first black slave living in colonial Virginia nearly four centuries ago. While it was known that Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, had European ancestors, researchers discovered she also had at least this one African American forebear.

The team from Ancestry.com said they lacked definitive proof, but that evidence ‘strongly suggests’ the tie, which two independent genealogists told the New York Times was ‘sound’.

John Punch’s story stretches back to the mid-1600s; he was working as a servant when he escaped Virginia for Maryland in 1640, the Times reported.  Source:  Daily Mail

Well, that’s interesting. Hey, could someone over at Ancestry.com help me trace my mother’s family? The Hutchinsons from Haddington, Hanover?

#RomneyShambles: Mitt Romney Called Racist After Saying Israeli Culture More Advanced Than Palestinian Culture

Romney called racist by Saeb Erekat

#RomneyShambles: Mitt Romney Called Racist After Saying Israeli Culture More Advanced Than Palestinian Culture

#Romneyshambles:  Mitt Romney  outraged Palestinians by saying Israel’s economic success compared to its Palestinian neighbors was due in part to “the hand of providence” and that Israeli culture was more superior to Palestinian culture,  CNN reports. He’s a real mouthpiece for Benjamin Netanyahu. So much for being fair and balanced. They are now calling him a racist. Even George W. Bush and Bill Clinton realized they couldn’t just insult the Palestinians in favor of the Israelis.  Can’t wait to see how he will muck up his trip to Poland.

“As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” Romney said.

(Figures on the United Nations’ website actually indicate a much greater disparity between Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Israel had a per capita GDP of $27,060 in 2009, while the 2009 per capita GDP of the occupied Palestinian territory was listed as $1,367.)

Citing the book “The Wealth and Poverty of Nations,” Romney detailed his interpretation of author David Landes’ thesis. Source:  CNN

Romney called racist by Palestinian official Saeb Erekat for his view that Israeli culture more superior to Palestinian culture. If Mitt Romney becomes the next president, he will be a lapdog to Bibi Netanyahu and you can forget any type of peace negotiations. He would have literally kicked sand in the faces of the Palestinian people in exchange for currying favor with the Israelis. What a hypocrite. Two wrongs don’t make it right.  God forbid we should ever try to disrupt his “spiritual connection” with Israel.

#RomneyShambles: Mitt Romney Praises Israel’s Socialized Healthcare System, Accused of Racism by Palestinians

#Romneyshambles:  While Mitt Romney yukked it up in Israel with his boss Benjamin Netanyahu, he offered praise for the Israeli national healthcare system,  which has offered socialized medical insurance since its founding in 1948. You realize Mitt Romney, who championed the Massachusetts health care mandate during his term as governor, is an opponent of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), built upon his program. You see this is more bullshit from Mitt Romney as he tries to look presidential on the world stage. Buzzfeed reports that he “marveled at how little Israel spends on health care relative to the United States.”

“Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the GDP in Israel? eight percent,” Romney told donors at a fundraiser at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, speaking of a health care system that is compulsory for Israelis and funded by the government. “You spend eight percent of GDP on health care. You’re a pretty healthy nation. We spend 18% of our GDP on health care. Ten percentage points more. That gap, that 10 percent cost, compare that with the size of our military — our military which is four percent — four percent. Our gap with Israel is 10 points of GDP. We have to find ways — not just to provide health care to more people, but to find ways to find and manage our health care costs.” Source:  Buzzfeed

He claims he’s opposed to Obamacare because what works on the state level may not work federally. Um, I guess what works in Israel is admirable, just don’t try the same thing here. The man is incapable of having his own opinion or staying on message. I can’t wait for October presidential debates for Mitt Romney to explain the difference between Obamacare and Romneycare. I suspect Rick Santorum’s words will come back to haunt him.

Romney also outraged Palestinians by saying Israel’s economic success compared to its Palestinian neighbors was due in part to “the hand of providence,”the Guardian reports. He’s a real mouthpiece for Benjamin Netanyahu. So much for being fair and balanced.

Romney drew a comparison between Israel’s economic success and the Palestinians’. “As you come here and you see the GDP per capita, for instance, in Israel which is about $21,000 dollars, and compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority, which is more like $10,000 per capita, you notice such a dramatically stark difference in economic vitality,” he said.

In fact, according to the World Bank, Israel had a per capita gross domestic product of about $31,000 in 2011, while the West Bank and Gaza had a per capita GDP of just over $1,500. Source:  Guardian

The Palestinians are now accusing Mitt Romney of racism for saying the Israeli culture is more advanced than the Palestinian culture. At least that’s how Palestinian official Saeb Erekat views it. If Mitt Romney becomes the next president, he will be a lapdog to Bibi Netanyahu and you can forget any type of peace negotiations. God forbid we should ever try to disrupt his “spiritual connection” with Israel.

Reaction on Twitter:

Dick Cheney Says Obama One of Our Weakest Presidents, Worse Than Jimmy Carter

Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States.

Dick Cheney Says Obama One of Our Weakest Presidents, Worse Than Jimmy Carter(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dick Cheney must be feeling strong these days since his heart transplant, thanks to the wonderful healthcare policy he he at our expense, because he’s spewing a lot of bullshit again. He appeared on “Good Morning America” saying Obama is “one of the weakest presidents” in American history, worst than Jimmy Carter. Um, he’s forgetting he’s one of the worst vice presidents in America’s history. F*ck you Dick Cheney! This is the same man who voted against Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

“Obviously, I’m not a big fan of President Obama,” said Cheney in an excerpt from an interview with ABC News aired Monday on “Good Morning America.” “I think he’s been one of our weakest presidents.  I fundamentally disagree with him philosophically, be hard put to find any Democratic president I disagree with more.”

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Cheney said Obama deserved some credit for the killing of many high level al Qaeda operatives, but had made many missteps which overshadowed those gains.

“I wouldn’t say he’s been soft on terror,” he said. “But I think he made a number of mistakes. Bin Laden fine, bin Laden had intelligence that laid the groundwork for what ultimately led to the capture of bin Laden. It came as a result of programs we had in place in the Bush administration.” Source

What do you call George W. Bush? Now he wants to see another bumbling idiot become our president.  I don’t wish bad things for anyone, but this asshole is like the Ever-Ready bunny, he just keeps popping up, one heart attack after another. When Mitt Romney can show us his tax returns, tell us about the documents he directed his staff to shred in Massachusetts, come clean about his offshore accounts, have his Olympic archival records released, among other things, then I will support his candidacy. Until then, I guess I will go with the lesser of two evils.  When Dick Cheney is the point man for the Republican Party, they are in bigger trouble than they think.

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Bill Clinton to Formally Place Obama’s Name into Nomination at Democratic Convention

Kiss and make-up: Bill Clinton is set to play a central role at the Democratic convention. He will formally place President Obama’s name into nomination by delivering a prime-time speech aimed at presenting an economic argument for why Obama deserves a second term, the New York Times reports.

David Axelrod said: “There isn’t anybody on the planet who has a greater perspective on not just the last four years, but the last two decades, than Bill Clinton. He can really articulate the choice that is before people.”

Um, I wonder if Bill Clinton is still seething that his wife lost out to then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008?

William Koberna Arrested for Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ Kent State University on Twitter

William Koberna threats to shoot up Kent State University

William Koberna Arrested After Threatening to Shoot-Up Kent State University on Twitter.

William Koberna, 19, was arrested at his parents home in Brunswick, OH, after tweeting he planned to ‘shoot-up‘ the Kent State University campus. Bill Koberna was charged with inducing panic and aggravated menacing related to the tweet. He will be arraigned in court Monday.

This comes a little more than a week after James Holmes went on a shooting rampage at the midnight screening of the latest Batman flick, “Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 and wounding 58. William Koberna is also facing a university hearing which could possibly lead to his suspension or dismissal from Kent State.

Four students were killed by National Guard troops on the campus of Kent State University in May 1970 protesting the U.S. invasion of Cambodia.