Ben Carson Operative Jim Dornan Deletes Tweets Calling Obama ‘Dipshit,’ Among Others

jim dornan Ben Carson Operative Deletes Tweet Calling Obama "the Dipshit in WH"

Ben Carson Operative Deletes Tweet Calling Obama “the Dipshit in WH”

Jim Dornan

Presidential wannabe Dr. Ben Carson is facing some fallout over inflammatory and racist tweets by his operative, Jim Dornan.

Here’s more from Buzzfeed on Jim Dornan’s tweets:

One tweet from Dornan referred to McConnell shoving his fist up Obama’s butt. One tweet calls Ferguson protestors “thugs.” Another calls Obama a “dipshit.” One tweet calls Debbie Wasserman-Schultz a “pathetic excuse for a human being.” Two tweets call Chris Matthews and the Huffington Post “aholes.” Another tweet at Obama tells him to “bend over bitch.”

This comes after Ben Carson apologized for saying prison explains being gay is a choice, as people identifying as straight come out of prison as identifying as gay.

“Runnin N*gger” Targets Sold at South Dakota Gun Show

runnin n*gger "Runnin N*gger" Targets Sold at South Dakota Gun Show

“Runnin N*gger” Targets Sold at South Dakota Gun Show (Photo Credit: KSFY Video Screengrab)

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A South Dakota vendor was banned from a South Dakota gun show after selling racist “runnin n*gger” targets.

The targets, which was being sold for 10 cents each, featured a caricature of a black man with the caption, “Official RUNNIN NIGGER Target” across the top.

KSFY reports Bob Campbell, the gun show’s manager said he was “disgusted” by the flyers and assured reporters that they were snuck into the event without their knowledge. He said organizers examine all merchandise before they are allowed to be sold at the gun show.

The vendor was asked by a reporter from KSFY why he decided to use those targets. He said, “Why aren’t they there?” “You know, there are some black people, and then there are some Negroes.”

LMAO: Dick Cheney Accuses President Obama of Playing Race Card

LMAO: Dick Cheney Accuses President Obama of Playing Race Card

LMAO: Dick Cheney Accuses President Obama of Playing Race Card (Photo Credit: DoD photo by Cherie A. Thurlby)

LMAO: Former vice president Dick Cheney is accusing President Obama of playing the race card. Cheney, who gave his thoughts on Ferguson in the April issue of Playboy magazine, believes Eric Holder also played the race card.

If anyone should know about race relations in the U.S., it would be the person who voted against the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and whose daughter, Mary Cheney, compared dressing in drag to blackface.

Cheney said Obama is playing the race card to excuse criticism of his record as president. He said, “My view of it is the criticism is merited because of performance — or lack of performance, because of incompetence. It hasn’t got anything to do with race.” Gee, life was so great under his tenure as VP. The interview was conducted by Fox News’  James Rosen so don’t expect it to be favorable in any way to the Obama administration.

With any luck, the constant attacks on Obama along racial lines should encourage more blacks and Hispanics to go out in vote in the 2016 election. The Republican Party seems to have forgotten Obama won by a landslide twice, quite the opposite of George W. Bush’s two wins.

Read more excerpts from the Cheney interview CLICK HERE.

Starbucks Launches “Race Together” Initiative to get Customers, Employee Talking

Starbucks Race Together Iniative Press Photos Are 100 Percent White

Starbucks Race Together Iniative Press Photos Are 100 Percent White

Starbucks has launched a new initiative, Race Together, to get customers and employees to talk about race. This initiative was launched as a result of rising racial tensions following the deaths of unarmed black males by white police officers. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is white, says Race Together is “not a solution,” “but it is an opportunity to begin to re-examine how we can create a more empathetic and inclusive society – one conversation at a time.”

Here’s Starbucks’ announcement about Race Together:

Despite raw emotion around racial unrest from Ferguson, Missouri to New York City to Oakland, “we at Starbucks should be willing to talk about these issues in America,” Schultz said. “Not to point fingers or to place blame, and not because we have answers, but because staying silent is not who we are.”

Partners were not silent. For more than an hour, at an all-hands meeting at the Starbucks Support Center, partners representing various ages, races and ethnicities passed a microphone and shared personal stories.

“The current state of racism in our country is almost like humidity at times. You can’t see it, but you feel it,” said one partner.

Fortune magazine reports that 40 percent of Starbucks employees identify as a racial minority but all the people in the “Race Together” press photos are white.  Interesting…

Raven Symone Defends Rodner Figueroa Michelle Obama Ape Comments

Raven Symone Defends Rodner Figueroa Michelle Obama Ape Comments

Raven Symone Defends Rodner Figueroa Michelle Obama Ape Comments (Photo Credit: ABC Video Screengrab)

Raven Symone is defending former Univision host Rodner Figueroa, who was fired over his comments that Michelle Obama looked like a cast member of the “Planet of the Apes,” saying “some people look like animals.” Wow, she did it again…put her foot in her mouth.

Raven Symone was a guest host on “The View” when she made the comments. Co-host Rosie Perez said Figueroa’s comments were undeniably racist. She added, “He did say Michelle Obama looks like a cast member of the “Planet of the Apes.”

Symone begged to differ saying, “But was he saying it ‘racist-like?'” She added, “Because [Figueroa] did say he voted for Michelle later. I don’t think he was saying it racist.”

Rosie Perez smacked back, saying, “Oh please!” “That’s like saying, I’m not a racist because I have black friends.”

It gets more interesting….

Comedian Michelle Collins took the position that Figueroa should be fired for stupidity and not for making a racist comment. Perez said, “I am the Latin person here at this table and I would like to tell you that it was racist.”

Then Raven Symone hit a low point…

Symone: “Michelle don’t fire me for this, but some people look like animals. Is that rude? I look like a bird….”

Um, I have no words.

Watch Raven Symone put both feet in her mouth on The View:

Erick Erickson: Obama’s Policies “Designed to Humble the Arrogant Crackers”

Erick Erickson: Obama's Foreign Policy "Designed to Humble the Arrogant Crackers"

Erick Erickson: Obama’s Foreign Policy “Designed to Humble the Arrogant Crackers” (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Right wing blogger Erick Erickson is at it again. On Friday morning he told radio listeners that all the policy decisions President Obama made were “designed to humble the arrogant crackers” who run America. Um, one problem….Obama’s mother is white and he was raised by white grandparents.

Erickson, who was guest-hosting “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” said, “Barack Obama believes the United States of America is a destabilizing, arrogant force in the world. We need our comeuppance and we need to be humbled.”

“And so everything Barack Obama does domestically and in foreign policy is designed to humble the arrogant crackers who have always run the United States,” he added.

Erick Erickson was recently blasted for tweeting President Obama wasn’t a Christian in a meaningful way. Whatever….

Listen to Erick Erickson via Media Matters:

UMD Investigating Racist Email Sent by Kappa Sigma Fraternity Member

UMD Investigating Racist Email Sent by Kappa Sigma Fraternity Member

UMD Investigating Racist Email Sent by Kappa Sigma Fraternity Member

Here we go again…. The University of Maryland, College Park is investigating an email allegedly from someone with Kappa Sigma fraternity. The message included racial slurs, mentioned rape.

College Park President Wallace Loh issued a statement on the school’s website that said officials were alerted Tuesday to an email he said dated back to January 2014.

“The vulgar language in the email expresses views that are reprehensible to our campus community,” said Loh in the statement. “We have immediately met with the student involved and a University investigation is underway, led by the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct.

“We are in contact with the University chapter of Kappa Sigma and they have taken swift and decisive action in this matter,” Loh continued. “At their request, the University has committed to provide educational training on diversity and respect for the entire family. Source: Baltimore Sun

Univision Host Fired After Comparing Michelle Obama to Planet of the Apes Cast

Univision Host Fired After Comparing Michelle Obama to Planet of the Apes Cast

Univision Host Fired After Comparing Michelle Obama to Planet of the Apes Cast (Photo Credit: Instagram)

Univision host Rodner Figueroa was fired after comparing First Lady Michelle Obama to the cast of “The Planet of the Apes.”

Figueroa, the host of “El Gordo Y laFlaca,” said in Spanish, “You know Michelle Obama looks like she is of the cast of “The Planet Of The Apes” while pointing to a photograph of the First Lady.

Whatever…Rodner Figueroa is now out of a job and Mrs. Obama remains a beautiful black woman.

Huffington Post:  “In an extensive open letter to the First Lady, Figueroa offered a formal apology for what was said but explained that it had been taken out of context. The former also said he was verbally notified that he was being fired because of a complaint from Michelle Obama’s office and that he felt Univision had publicly humiliated him.”

Shooting Cops Isn’t the First Step to Healing in Ferguson MO

Shooting Cops Isn't the First Step to Healing in Ferguson MO

Shooting Cops Isn’t the First Step to Healing in Ferguson MO (Photo Credit: AP Video Screengrab)

(OPINION) — Shooting two officers isn’t the first step to healing in Ferguson, MO. It’s a travesty. I was appalled to learn that two officers were shot. They were called in from a different police department to help with crowd control during protests outside the police headquarters in Ferguson. That is simply unacceptable under any circumstance.

I am all for peaceful protests, but what transpired in Ferguson last night was just disgraceful. It is not clear if the shooters were from Ferguson or not. The reality is a few bad characters are hurting the cause of people in the community and the country, who want to see real change.

One officer was shot in the shoulder and the other in the face. They are said to be in serious condition and expected to survive, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Belmar said he felt police have been fortunate since protests erupted in Ferguson in August after the police shooting of Michael Brown in that officers patrolling those protests have not been injured.

“But I have said all along that we cannot sustain this forever without problems,” he added. “That’s not an indictment of everybody that’s expressing their First Amendment rights but we have seen in law enforcement that this is a very, very dangerous environment for officers to work in regarding the amount of gunfire that we have experienced up there.

Belmar said there were no suspects in the shooting and he was unsure of any links to the protests. “I don’t know who did the shooting, to be honest with you, but somehow they were embedded in that group of folks,” he said.

Police chief Belmar said one officer was with the St. Louis County Police Department, while the other was with the Webster Groves department.

I won’t join the shrill chorus from the right wing blaming President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Al Sharpton for this sad turn of events. There are a few people hellbent on making trouble. They should not be allowed to drown out the voices of those people who want to see change. One thing I know, is that the attempted murder of police officers, who put their lives in harm’s way on a daily basis, isn’t the way for Ferguson or any other city to heal.

Amateur video from shooting:

Levi Pettit ID’d as 2nd OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon Member Expelled Over Racist Video

Levi Pettit ID'd as 2nd OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon Member Expelled Over Racist Video

Levi Pettit ID’d as 2nd OU Sigma Alpha Epsilon Member Expelled Over Racist Video (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Levi Pettit has been identified as the second student expelled at the University of Oklahoma after a racist video surfaced. His parents issued a statement asking for forgiveness for their 20-year-old son.

Brody and Susan Pettit asked for forgiveness of the black community and the University of Oklahoma, saying their son was not raised that way:

“As parents of Levi, we love him and care for him deeply. He made a horrible mistake, and will live with the consequences forever. However, we also know the depth of our son’s character. He is a good boy, but what we saw in those videos is disgusting. While it may be difficult for those who only know Levi from the video to understand, we know his heart, and he is not a racist. We raised him to be loving and inclusive and we all remain surrounded by a diverse, close-knit group of friends.

We were as shocked and saddened by this news as anyone. Of course, we are sad for our son – but more importantly, we apologize to the community he has hurt. We would also like to apologize to the – entire African American community, University of Oklahoma student body and administration. Our family has the responsibility to apologize, and also to seek forgiveness and reconciliation. Our words will only go so far – as a family, we commit to following our words with deeds.

To our friends and family, thank you for your kind comments and prayers. They are very comforting in this difficult time.

We ask that the media and public please respect our family’s privacy as we come together to heal and determine next steps.”

Parker Rice was identified as the other SAE frat member expelled from OU. House mother Beauton Gilbow is also under fire over chanting the n-word to Trinidad James’ song at a party. OU professor Dr. George Henderson said “I don’t know if she’s a racist, but she is complicit.” He added, “Certainly in 2015 with the dialogue we’ve had with that hurtful word certainly she’s aware that it’s hurtful.”