Rep. Steve King: Ferguson Protesters of “Continental Origin” So Racial Profiling Not Factor

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Rep. Steve King: Racial Profiling Not a Factor Since Ferguson Protesters of “Continental Origin”

WTF? Rep. Steve King proved once again why he is a raving lunatic. He was asked by Newsmax TV if the Congressional Black Caucus should investigate what’s occurring in Ferguson over the murder of unarmed black teen Michael Brown and he said it’s not necessary because they are all black. Huh?

“This idea of no racial profiling,” King said, “I’ve seen the video. It looks to me like you don’t need to bother with that particular factor because they all appear to be of a single origin, I should say, a continental origin might be the way to phrase that.” “I just reject race-based politics, identity politics” King concluded. “I think we’re all God’s children. We all should be held to the same standards and the same level of behavior.” Source: Huffington Post

Um, I guess I have to ask, where’s Steve King’s white hood?

Here’s the video from Right Wing Watch:

GA GOP Candidate Richard Woods’ Strange Color Purple Comment to Black Democrat

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GA GOP Candidate Richard Woods Makes Color Purple Reference to Black Democrat

Georgia Republican nominee for state schools superintendent, Richard Woods, dropped a reference to “The Color Purple,” while campaigning against black Democratic candidate Valarie Wilson at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Cobb Republican Party.

Here’s the actual quote from the Everlasting GOP Stoppers:

“They may dust off their copies of their VHS copies of ‘The Color Purple,’ but it isn’t going to happen, all right? We are going to remain Republican red in our state, and we’re going to move this state forward so that we can do the very best, and again, I look forward to being your next state school superintendent of schools,” He said.

Here’s more from the Marietta Daily Journal:

Woods spoke to the monthly breakfast meeting of the Cobb Republican Party, where he blasted the U.S. Department of Education and called for an emphasis on reading, writing and arithmetic.

“We have to make sure that our kids know our history. They are going to know the true American history,” Woods said. “It will not be liberalism, it will not be progressivism, but it will be something that is based on our Founding Fathers. It will be the Constitution, it will be the Declaration of Independence, it will be the Federalist Papers. We will teach the truth, because last time I heard, the truth will set you free, OK?”

Woods called for support from the audience, saying he needed help. He faces Democrat Valarie Wilson, a former chairwoman of the Decatur school board, in November. “Come November, again we need to stand together, because we are going to let the Democrats know that they are living on Fantasy Island, OK?” Woods said.

You will recall “The Color Purple” was the 1985 movie, starring Whoopi Golberg and Danny Glover, based on Alice Walker’s book about a 14-year-old black girl growing up in Georgia in the 1900s.

Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks Accuses Democrats of Waging War on Whites

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Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks Accuses Democrats of Waging War on Whites (Credit: MSNBC Video Screengrab)

Democrats have been searching for a replacement for Todd Akins and they found him….Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL). Yeah, he went there… This is not even worth a comment but read on….

During an interview with Laura Ingraham, Brooks accused Democrats of waging a war on “whites.” Yeah, he pulled the ole race card! Here’s the transcript from Real Clear Politics:

Brooks: “This is a part of the war on whites that’s being launched by the Democratic party. And the way in which they’re launching this war is by claiming that whites hate everybody else. It’s a part of the strategy that Barack Obama implemented in 2008, continued in 2012, where he divides us all on race, on sex, greed, envy, class warfare, all those kinds of things. Well that’s not true, okay?

And if you look at the polling data, every demographic group in America agrees with the rule of law, enforcing and securing our borders, and every one them understands that illegal immigration hurts every single demographic group. It doesn’t make any difference if you are a white American, a black American, a Hispanic American, an Asian American, or if you’re a woman or a man….

Ingraham: I don’t think [U.S. Rep.] Raul Labrador would probably say there’s a war on whites, though, Congressman – that characterization’s a little out there.

Brooks: But that is in effect what they’re doing, though. And that’s the political game they’re playing there, okay?

Ingraham: They’re playing the race card, just like they played the war-on-women card. This is what the left does. I just think that phraseology might not be the best choice.

Brooks also stated that everyone in America, regardless of their race, is affected by the influx of undocumented and legal immigrants. In other words, in his view, we need to halt ALL types of immigration because it lowers wages. Um, gee, I wonder how he explains his heritage? So, now we have moved on from Todd Akin’s honest rape, to other issues, such as treating immigration reform as a “thoughtful issue.” I could never in good conscience ever support the Republican Party, not when lunatics like Mo Brooks are holding elected office.

Now for the audio:

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Arrested on Corruption Charges

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Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price Arrested on Corruption Charges (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Another black politician is facing prison time. U.S. Attorney Sarah Saldana says Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price accepted $950,000 in cash, cars and land from a consultant in exchange for influence.

Price is accused of taking a total of $1.1 million and failed report it to IRS or on financial disclosure forms, the U.S. attorney says.

Saldana also said, the case against Price is about money “flowing and funneled” to him by his co-defendants, and their steps to hide it.

Also named in the indictment against John Wiley Price are assistant Dapheny Fain, political consultant Kathy Nealy, and Nealy associate Christian Lloyd Campbell.

 

Ex-NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence for Public Corruption

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Ex-NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10-Year Prison Sentence for Public Corruption (Credit: Wikipedia)

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for public corruption. Under the sentencing guidelines, he was facing 20 years in prison.

Nagin, 58, the two-term mayor who was the face of the city during Hurricane Katrina, joins a list of Louisiana elected officials convicted of misdeeds. He is New Orleans’ first mayor to be convicted and sent to prison for public corruption.

Nagin is set to report to prison on Sept. 8. He could serve his term at a minimum security federal detention center in Oakdale, a city in central Louisiana.

U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan handed down the sentence in a packed courtroom five months after a jury convicted Nagin on 20 of 21 counts of bribery, wire fraud, tax evasion and other charges. She said the seriousness of his crimes could not be overstated, but said he was not the leader of a conspiracy and she felt it just to sentence him below the range called for in federal sentencing guidelines.

Nagin spoke briefly.

“The only thing I want to say is I want to thank you and your staff for the professionalism that you provided,” Nagin told the judge during the brief hearing. “As far as my role in this, we stand by the testimonies already presented.” Source: Times-Picayune

Another black mayor bites the dust….

MSNBC Cancels “Disrupt with Karen Finney,” Who’s Next?

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MSNBC Cancels “Disrupt with Karen Finney,” Who’s Next? (Credit: Google Plus)

MSNBC cancels “Disrupt with Karen Finney,” ending its nearly one-year run. An MSNBC spokesman told TV Newser, “Our thanks to Karen and her team for their great work. Finney will remain with MSNBC as a contributor.” Um, who’s next? Joy Ann Reid, Melissa Harris-Perry or Ronan Farrow?

“Disrupt,” which aired at 4 p.m. on weekends never really caught on with audiences. TV Newser reports the show posted just 14,000 viewers in the A25-34 demographics last November for one of its Sunday shows. It never really overcame those numbers since then.

 

 MSNBC Cancels Disrupt with Karen Finney, Whos Next?

Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes

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Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes

Another black politician bites the dust… Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal corruption charge for taking bribes. He is facing a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced at a later date.

Cannon, a Democrat, resigned his position as mayor hours after he was arrested in March. He pleaded guilty to a single count of honest services wire fraud as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors. Though the charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years, it is likely that he will serve a shorter sentence.

Many of the details of Cannon’s alleged acceptance of almost $50,000 in bribes during a three-year FBI sting became widely known at the time of his March 26 arrest.

But the new document also alleges a different case of bribery. This one involves Cannon and Charlotte strip club mogul David “Slim” Baucom. Prosecutors say money illegally changed hands as Cannon tried to lessen the impact of the city’s new light-rail line on one of Baucom’s clubs, Twin Peeks.

In January 2013, prosecutors say Cannon pocketed $2,000 from the club’s owner to influence zoning, planning and transportation departments to make it easier for the night spot to stay in business, despite being in the path of the light-rail construction zone.

Twin Peeks, adjoining the Blue Line extension on North Tryon Street near W.T. Harris Boulevard, was demolished in June 2013 but could be rebuilt on the remainder of the lot, according to Charlotte Area Transit System documents.

According to federal prosecutors, by the time the light-rail negotiations took place, Cannon had been taking bribes from Baucom for years. Source: Charlotte Observer

Anne Tompkins, the U.S. attorney for Charlotte, signaled in an interview that her office might pursue charges against others. She said, “This investigation did not end with Patrick Cannon’s arrest.”

Patrick Cannon’s fall from grace is tragic because he had so much promise. He becomes the latest black mayor to be charged with taking bribes. Former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is currently imprisoned for taking bribes, while former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin will be sentenced on June 11 after he was convicted on 20 counts including bribery, fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. Last month, Tony Mack, former mayor of Trenton, NJ, was sentenced to five years in prison on bribery charges.

 Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes

Black GOP Congressional Candidate Niger Innis Says Cliven Bundy Isn’t a Racist

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Black GOP Congressional Candidate Niger Innis Says Cliven Bundy Isn’t a Racist (YouTube Video Screengrab)

Black Republican congressional candidate Niger Innis doesn’t think “Welfare King” rancher Cliven Bundy is a racist. It’s no surprise that Innis is running to represent the district where Bundy’s ranch is located — Nevada’s 4th Congressional district.

Niger Innis said, “I don’t consider Cliven racist at all.” He added, “They will try to distract, with the firestorm that Cliven started by using the r-word. The racism word. I can only tell you my experience with the Bundys. Having eaten with them and broken bread with them and I don’t consider Cliven or his wonderful family racist at all.” SMH.

Bundy sparked outrage after telling a New York Times reporter about the “Negro” being “better off as slaves, picking cotton.” No surprise you have a black Republican saying he’s not a racist.

Niger is just as nutty as his dad, Roy Innis. As they say, the apple never falls far from the tree, does it?

[H/T Buzzfeed]

Niger Innis heaps praise on Cliven Bundy:

 Black GOP Congressional Candidate Niger Innis Says Cliven Bundy Isnt a Racist

Gov. Rick Scott Suspends Miami Mayor Marie Lucie Tondreau Over Fraud Charges

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Gov. Rick Scott Suspends Miami Mayor Marie Lucie Tondreau Over Fraud Charges

North Miami mayor Marie Lucie Tondreau was suspended from office by Gov. Rick Scott after she was charged in an alleged $8 million mortgage fraud scheme.

Tondreau, who was released on $50,000 bail, faces up to 30 years in prison for six counts of wire fraud, federal officials said in the unsealed indictment.

Lucie Tondreau, the first female Haitian-American elected as mayor of North Miami, told the local ABC TV affiliate that the allegations against her are a “lie.” She is the fourth Miami-area mayor to be indicted in the last year.

Prosecutors allege Marie Lucie Tondreau, 54, used her weekly radio show and illegal cash payments to recruit buyers to lie on mortgage applications to get loans that were never used to purchase homes. The mortgage company owner, a radio show host and a former attorney were also named in the indictment. They were charged with fraudulently obtaining home loans on 20 South Florida properties between 2005 and 2008, the indictment alleges.

Tondreau had to surrender her passport and  her travel is restrict to the Southern District of Florida. The federal judge also imposed an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew for her at her home.

Among those charged are Karl Oreste, 56, of Miramar; Okechukwu Josiah Odunna, a/k/a “O.J. Odunna,” 49, of Lauderdale Lakes; and Kelly Augustin, 57. Marie Lucie Tondreau will be arraigned on May 30.

 

 Gov. Rick Scott Suspends Miami Mayor Marie Lucie Tondreau Over Fraud Charges

Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson Calls Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom”

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Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson Calls Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom”

Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson is in hot water for some inflammatory comments he made during an appearance on a New Nation of Islam radio program.

Thompson called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom” and said that “it’s almost to the point saying that this man doesn’t like black people, he doesn’t like being black.” He also called Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is a “racist.”

Rep. Thompson also said Republicans are only anti-Obamacare because President Obama is black.

“I’ve been in Washington. I saw three presidents now. I never saw George Bush treated like this. I never saw Bill Clinton treated like this with such disrespect,” Thompson said. “That Mitch McConnell would have the audacity to tell the president of the United States — not the chief executive, but the commander-in-chief — that ‘I don’t care what you come up with we’re going to be against it.’ Now if that’s not a racist statement I don’t know what is.” Source: Buzzfeed

Many blacks can’t stand Clarence Thomas and view him as something of an “Uncle Tom.” It is true that President Obama is being viewed through the prism of race by some people, but not all.

 Mississippi Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson Calls Clarence Thomas an Uncle Tom