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Jul 29

Why Racists Love FOX News

FOX News’ Bill Oreilly obviously has a low opinion of the Black community and Black kids:

          

In a segment Monday night on The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly claimed the left supported marijuana legalization because children “in certain ghetto neighborhoods” were using the drug…

“Look, the left is basically saying  ‘harmless,’ okay, which I don’t agree with, I think you know  that. Not a harmless substance, alright,” O’Reilly explained. “And, it’s blacks, you know, because in certain ghetto neighborhoods it’s part of the culture. nine-year-old boys and girls are smoking it, and they don’t like that. They don’t want those kids to be targeted by the cops.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/07/29/bill-oreilly-its-part-of-the-culture-in-the-ghetto-for-9-year-olds-to-smoke-weed/



Watch for this one!


Mapei is a Swedish R&B artist you may want to watch out for. After checking out this video click the link below for more about her:

    

http://youtu.be/b2N7nuBQPxA


On this Eid ul-Fitr holiday best wishes for peace and happiness to all my Muslim brothers and sisters worldwide.
–  Joe

On this Eid ul-Fitr holiday best wishes for peace and happiness to all my Muslim brothers and sisters worldwide.

–  Joe


Jul 28
Remember when the S&P 500 fell to 666 on 9 March 2009, and the GOP and FOX News were blaming Obama? “Stocks are falling because Wall Street lacks confidence in the president,” they all said – implying that the stock market would never rebound during his presidency.
Funny, but just a few days earlier, with the stock market dropping like a rock, Obama made this comment:
 ”On the other hand, what you’re now seeing is profit and earnings ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you’ve got a long-term perspective on it.”
I imagine that those of us who had faith in the president, and held onto our investments even as the market bottomed out, have done pretty well over the last few years. But, I pity those poor souls who sold their stocks at the bottom based on the anti-Obama fear-mongering done by FOX News and other Obama-detractors. 
Now, even as the market breaks record after record, the president’s enemies and detractors are loathe to give him any credit for this turn of events. Obviously, they’d prefer to see the market crashing and the country in economic chaos than to see the country prosper under Obama.
This is just another reminder folks, that from day one, FOX and some right-wing Republicans have wanted Obama to fail so badly that they have been willing to put America at risk of failure just to deny him any victories whatsoever. In common vernacular, that’s known as cutting off your nose to spite your face.
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/obama-says-he-isnt-focused-on-stock-market-gyrations/
–  Joe
Click chart to enlarge.

Remember when the S&P 500 fell to 666 on 9 March 2009, and the GOP and FOX News were blaming Obama? “Stocks are falling because Wall Street lacks confidence in the president,” they all said – implying that the stock market would never rebound during his presidency.

Funny, but just a few days earlier, with the stock market dropping like a rock, Obama made this comment:

 ”On the other hand, what you’re now seeing is profit and earnings ratios are starting to get to the point where buying stocks is a potentially good deal if you’ve got a long-term perspective on it.”

I imagine that those of us who had faith in the president, and held onto our investments even as the market bottomed out, have done pretty well over the last few years. But, I pity those poor souls who sold their stocks at the bottom based on the anti-Obama fear-mongering done by FOX News and other Obama-detractors. 

Now, even as the market breaks record after record, the president’s enemies and detractors are loathe to give him any credit for this turn of events. Obviously, they’d prefer to see the market crashing and the country in economic chaos than to see the country prosper under Obama.

This is just another reminder folks, that from day one, FOX and some right-wing Republicans have wanted Obama to fail so badly that they have been willing to put America at risk of failure just to deny him any victories whatsoever. In common vernacular, that’s known as cutting off your nose to spite your face.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/obama-says-he-isnt-focused-on-stock-market-gyrations/

–  Joe

Click chart to enlarge.


For anybody interested, this is a preview of “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” which debuts this Fall on Adult Swim. This has to be a first for a former heavyweight champ, but I guess it’s better than being a greeter at some Las Vegas Casino.


For you Marvin Gaye fans here’s perhaps the most honest (and funny) interview he ever gave. If you want an insight into Marvin’s thinking and state of mind in 1983, check it out.


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