Trayvon Martin and the World He Left Behind July 19, 2013Posted by voolavex in despicable, Race and the Law, Race and the Law.
Tags: Barack Hussein Obama, Black male, cold blood, George Zimmerman, Jim Crow, killing, Trayvon Marton
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When George Zimmerman was acquitted of the charges against him in Florida for the cold-blooded shooting of an unarmed teen-age boy it made my heart twist and hurt and ache and then I got very angry. You see I was a teen-age girl in the Civil Rights Era and I was nurtured in my feelings by my own father who did not play racism. But he never told me it was going to go away just because MLK Jr. had a dream or because I stocked a “Negro” college in the South with donated books (they had none) or because I sang (off key) Kumbayah. The entrenched ugliness of this country’s relationship to race was far too old and too polarized to make that happen quickly. We felt in 1964 we were making a dent. When I was old enough to know much more about the matter I saw the dent was made in 1865 and destroyed by the name of Jim Crow. In the brief glorious time between 1865 and Jim Crow – the black colleges were founded, black writers wrote, black politicians gave voice to the needs of a whole new group of voters. Freed men and women flocked to find work and education and a better life until they were deemed separate, oh but by the way, equal – just not in white folks domains.
If I didn’t believe that for a second (and I have always known how white folks felt) I believed after Trayvon Martin was murdered by a self declared vigilante with a gun and no reason to shoot. Trayvon had a bag of Skittles, an Arizona ice tea and was walking home while black when George Zimmerman – the poster boy for Big Bullydom, decided to stop him with no cause and no right. And then he shot him – not to scare or wound or threaten but to kill. Bang, bang Trayvon is dead. GZ has the smoking gun in his hand. A few days later (after anyone else would have been charged, jailed and held), GZ was out on the streets, begging for money on the Internet and Trayvon was stone cold and in the morgue. And when at last the trial took placed, six Bingo ladies fell in love with their handsome defendant protector who made sure none of those nasty black thugs in hoodies came into their neighborhoods (armed with Skittles and ice tea) andsaid – no – not our George. He is NOT guilty. And Trayvon is still cold and six feet under and George is a free man.This morning our president, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama, the son of a white mother and black father spoke on a subject he has known all his life. Being black and male in America. This is part of what he said:
But in an unusually personal moment, he began talking about the broader context of the case and the need to better understand the experiences of black men in this country.
“I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away,” Obama said. “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.”
He went on to recount instances when he had heard “the locks click on the doors of cars” as he walked down the street. African-American men are used to getting into an elevator and seeing a fellow passenger “clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off,” he said.
Lost in the Vagina Labyrinths March 5, 2011Posted by voolavex in Darfur, despicable, Washington Post.
Tags: abortion, babies, cesspool, choice, morass, old white men, vagina
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Small government is alleged to mean less government interference by the government into matters which are not theirs to control. How did my vagina get into the mess?
I am well past the age of abortion or birth control worries and I have always been pro-choice – yet the idea that I could not make this choice chills me to the bone and beyond. I have made it for myself, by myself in the past. It seems I can be treated for a growth or a virus or a hip replacement without much to do, but when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy the entire government wants to look up my crotch and have a say. It is none of the government’s business. (and believe me, if someone in government needs to make a choice – chances are they will go and do exactly as they want. They will have the money and the cover-up and the arrogance to take their wife or daughter or girlfriend to the friendly and accommodating doctor and groom that womb. With no comment and no conversation.) Yet the suggestion by many of our bible thumping, holy rolling conservatives in government amounts to this: snatch and jail any woman or doctor who dares to conduct a private procedure in a private room with a patient. Some want to go so far to make sure that a miscarriage was not an act of abortion and how they plan to do this implies a look up the snatch of any suspect. Sharia anyone? Or is this just a cheap thrill conversation for a group of highly repressed, little dicked, old white men who don’t get enough vagina and will use any reason to discuss it.
Ladies and gentlemen, do you have any clue who the customers of most massage parlors are? Escort services? Whores? Who are the ones who love to kneel on peas for hours while they are told they are dickless wonders? Who like rubber and leather and the smell of numbers one and two up close and personal? Middle aged and old white men are the prime demographic for such activities. These are the same jolly chaps who want to tell women how to run their own reproductive systems as long as it includes abstinence and absolutely no abortion or birth control. They will pay to roam the vagina labyrinths wrapped in leather and studs; father children they deny and lie to their friends, families and constituents and have the arrogance then to police my crotch. Is the way they see stimulus – creation of new jobs regulating the vaginas of American women? This is America in 2011. Italy has abortion and the Pope lives there!!!
Ask them – all of them – the men and their self-righteous women – WHAT ABOUT THE BABIES? They change the subject. They won’t support welfare assistance nor will they provide healthcare. Makes you wonder if they have some side business that traffic in babies and young children. Other countries do. It’s very profitable. With the Internet it far too easy to trade, buy or negotiate damn near anything. So when you wonder “what about the babies”, wonder where they could wind up and wonder what they could wind up doing.
Government is a cesspool – we know this for sure and this country has found its way back into the morass. There is much to be learned from the history of the very white and very rich and very amoral. Somewhere they all meet in the Bohemian Grove of the Vagina Labyrinth – not really understanding or unwilling to learn why this is the last place on earth they have any right to be.
Cross Your Fingers and Repeat After Me: “I Am Not A Bigot”. January 28, 2010Posted by voolavex in despicable, Politics & Religion.
Tags: Bigot, Bush, crook, Facebook, GOP, networks, Obama, Republicans, Twitter, zealots
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I would be stunned and relieved if even one of the loyal opposition to our current administration – instead of vehemently protesting “I am not a bigot” (sounding like you know who, who was “not a crook”) would say something like this: “Well, I can’t say that I’m completely comfortable with having a black man as president. I never thought it would happen in my time and it is such a new concept to me that it may be pushing buttons I thought I had overcome”. Wouldn’t that be refreshing and honest? Wouldn’t it help to explain why this president has been lambasted with some of the nastiest, vilest and unnecessary comments I have ever heard in my life about a sitting president. For all the names I called Bush – and I did, I never imagined some of the things Mr. Obama has been accused of. How does the GOP and its Republican zealots get anything else done? Granted the arrival of Facebook and Twitter has brought us all to a new and possibly dangerous place in society. And I suppose if we had these networks four years ago the fur would have flown then – but the people who actively hate our president are vitriolic and relentless. If I had ever imagined Obama’s presidency was going to be a battleground of dirty fighting I might have continued my move toward Canada and said goodbye to Hollywood.
Wal-Mart Saves Money November 27, 2007Posted by voolavex in Deborah Shank, despicable, health care, Wal-Mart.
Tags: Deborah Shank, despicable, health care, Wal-Mart
This is the full text of an email sent to me by Wal-mart Watch. This is a disgusting story of greed and immorality. It asks you to donate – but I am not asking that of you – I ask only that you to write to Wal-Mart, email Wal-Mart, call Wal-Mart and otherwise bombard Wal-Mart asking them why this is happening? I could list other companies that are just as guilty – but clouding the issue is not constructive. Go to the website if you want to donate – but I am NOT asking you to do that. Send your message of disgust to Wal-Mart.com. Their slogan: “Live Better. Save Money”. Bullshit
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Seven years ago, a semi-trailer plowed into the driver’s side of Deborah Shank’s minivan.The 52-year-old Missouri Wal-Mart employee and devoted mother of three suffered permanent brain damage. Today she lives in a nursing home for round-the clock care, unable to walk, feed or dress herself.As the Wall Street Journal reported on November 20, it’s a tragic story – but it gets worse:
“Wal-Mart started out as one of the good guys in this story, paying almost $470,000 of Shank’s initial medical bills. But three years after Shank’s husband sued and settled with the semi driver’s employer, the retail giant changed hats. It demanded every penny back, plus interest and legal fees — more, in fact, than the $417,477 the settlement had placed in a special trust fund specifically for Shank’s future health care expenses.”Wal-Mart sued a permanently brain-damaged woman out of her medical care funds. Thanks to her former employer – the world’s largest retailer – Deborah’s family is sinking deeper into debt and Deborah will be completely dependent on Medicaid and Social Security for a lifetime of medical care.Wal-Mart Watch is collecting funds to help Deborah Shank’s family with her medical bills. Will you make a donation?
Wal-Mart’s actions are horribly unethical and morally bankrupt, but the company says it’s legal – and it’s right about that.As the Wall Street Journal explains:The reason is a clause in Wal-Mart’s health plan that Mrs. Shank didn’t notice when she started stocking shelves at a nearby store eight years ago. Like most company health plans, Wal-Mart’s reserves the right to recoup the medical expenses it paid for someone’s treatment if the person also collects damages in an injury suit.
In cases like the Shanks’, where injuries and medical costs are catastrophic, accident victims sometimes can be left with little or none of the money they fight for in court. Company health plans are increasingly adopting language such as Wal-Mart’s, which dictates that it is to be paid first out of any settlement, regardless of what remains for the injured person. Moreover, the victim is responsible for all legal costs in pursuing the suit.
Last year the U.S. District Court sided with Wal-Mart over the Shank family – making its ruling just six days before Deborah Shank’s 18-year-old son, Jeremy, was killed while serving in Iraq.
The decision has forced Deborah’s family to take drastic measures. Earlier this year, her husband divorced her because of advice from a health care administrator, who said that she would qualify for more public assistance as a single woman.
The Shanks aren’t gold-diggers. They are an honest, hard-working American family trying to deal with a catastrophic event, and now they’re doing it with an empty wallet – thanks to Wal-Mart.
Please do your part to help the Shank family by making a donation now:
This holiday season, Wal-Mart rolled out a new slogan: “Save money. Live better.”But who lives better with Wal-Mart’s low prices? Clearly, it isn’t Wal-Mart employees like Deborah Shank.Sincerely,
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