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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Haiti: is Hurricane Katrina II - Haiti 2010 - Grimmer by the hour!

OK, let's call it the way it is. The AID to Haiti is being snarled at the airport by the United States. and, like Hurrican Katrina, the bigots are coming out. I have been amazed with the level of hatred towards the victims of of the earthquake. 

The bigots seems to be coming out of the woodwork. From that idiot Rush Limbaugh admonishing his listeners to not send money to aid the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, to Pat Robertson, the so-called Christian minister and all American bigot who is insinuating that the earthquake was a sign from his god. 

Not only do we have to deal with these two moron's we also have to deal with the utter failure of the United States being able to help the people of of Haiti. even the Voice of America is reporting that aid workers and authorities in earthquake-ravaged Haiti warn tensions are rising as survivors become more desperate, waiting for food, water and medical care to reach them. More HERE

But four days after the quake reduced the capital to rubble, the relief efforts are moving slowly.  Aid workers report patience is wearing thin, and without some help soon, the situation could degenerate into lawlessness and chaos.

There have been numerous reports of looting.  Witnesses also report men with machetes have been roaming the streets at night, helping themselves to whatever they can find in wrecked homes. 

Haiti's capital is now devoid of a functioning police force.  When the earthquake struck, it destroyed the city's prison, allowing thousands of inmates to escape. More HERE

AAPP says: It's difficult to watch the videos of Haiti.  Its' clear that lessons have not been learned since Katrina. Now we learn President Barack Obama is enlisting the support of two former presidents in the U.S. effort to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti. As reported the the Washington Post,  Obama will meet today (Saturday) morning with George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in the Oval Office. Why the hell did the President include George W. Bush, or for that matter Bill Clinton in this effort? 

We already have seen what a screw up George W. Bush made of the Katrina horror, and let us not talk about the previous dashed hopes of Haitians regarding Bill Clinton.

AAPP says: "President Barack Obama wants people to think that the United States' reaction to the catastrophe in Haiti: is "Swift, co-ordinated and aggressive" as he pledged a stellar effort in his first comments about the earthquake on Wednesday, and then repeated it twice on Thursday. In other words: This will not be Hurricane Katrina II. Yet, Unfortuntely, It is This Is Hurricane Katrina II - Haiti 2010."

As reported in the NY Times, An immense relief operation was under way, with cargo planes and military helicopters buzzing over the crowded Toussaint Louverture International Airport. But three days after the earthquake struck, with many cries for help going silent, not nearly enough search and rescue teams or emergency supplies could make it here.

The United Nations said it had fed 8,000 people, while two million to three million people remained in dire need.

Patience was wearing thin, and reports of looting increased, as another day went by with no power and limited fresh water.

There is more, as reported in the NY Times, Some people were bracing for the worst. Harold Marzouka, a Haitian-American businessman who was hustling his family onto a private jet to Miami, said he could feel the tension rising and feared that hunger and desperation might prompt an explosion of violence.“If aid doesn’t start pouring in at a significant level, there will be serious consequences on the streets,” he said. “People are in the shocked and frightened phase. But the next phase will be survival.”
In New York, the United Nations secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said he recognized that the slow pace of the relief effort could make people in Port-au-Prince restive.

For rescuers and those buried, every hour that passed was an enemy.“The time window is ever shrinking,” said Florian Westphal, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.

President Obama has orchestrated sweeping reilief efforts for victims affected by the powerful earthquake.

AAPP says, "It seems that we spent billions of dollars to re-engineer FEMA and other Federal agencies to respond to emergencies of this type, yet we can't maker common sense decisions like dropping food, water, and medical supplies to the people in need.  What is wrong with the Federal government? is this all a plan to depopulize Haiti?"

Listen to what other black folks think about the situation in Haiti on my BlogTalkRadio Program, as we talk about how the Haiti aid is snarled by the United States.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Taser Torture of KANKAKEE, Ill. Black Junior High Student

Taser Torture continues - Kankakee police responded Wednesday after students at a junior high were Tasered during a demonstration.

"This Taser demonstration was not authorized by the Kankakee Police Department nor was it authorized by Kankakee School District 111," a statement said. "Misuse or abuse of the Taser by any police officer is strictly prohibited by the rules and regulations of the Kankakee Police Department And is subject to discipline. The officer in question was immediately placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation."

School officials are investigating. And one mother is talking about how her son was Tasered.

The mother wanted to stress that her son and the other students in the classroom were not being reprimanded for misbehaving but that the officer was just goofing off. She understands school is a place for an education, but she says this is one lesson her son won't soon forget.

"A cop came in and then he pulled out his Taser, and was like, 'I'm giving out free runs for the Taser to try it out.' And then everybody was like, 'I want to try it.' And I said, 'I'll try it in my finger.' And he was like, 'Let me get you in your thigh,'" said Miles Maiden.

Miles, 12, says the off-duty Kankakee police officer entered the classroom at Kankakee Junior High School and shouted, "Who wants a Taser?"

Miles says the officer then went around the room and Tasered at least three boys, one in the buttocks.

Miles says the officer is friends with the teacher, and last week the same officer came to the classroom and Tasered some of the students in their fingers. More HERE

Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh should be placed alive in a shallow grave

OK, I know I should not say this, but I wish both Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh could be placed together, alive, in one shallow grave, in Haiti's earthquake torn country. I would urge that no one dig them up.

I wish this because of their color aroused hatred. 

As an example, how about Pat Robertson's claim that the Haitians may have brought this upon themselves by making a "pact with the devil" back when the country was created. 

Check out Robertson's claim at, Faith & Reason blog. Said Gibbs: How could this stupid bastard say something that could be so utterly hateful?  No sorrow from Pat Robertson, an alledged man of the cloth. 

People of the cloth kill me with their comments like, "its an exciting time" when 911 happened, and the ignorant statements of Pat Robertson. and how about that drug addict, Limbaugh, who -- arguing that Obama is using the rescue to promote his political fortunes -- asked people not to donate to Haiti.

What a bigoted moron. I truly wish Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh could be placed alive in a shallow grave. Of course not buried close to humans.

I guess I should be ashamed of myself for wishing this on human beings, but then again, they are proving that they are not human.

Destruction in Haiti - Is America Doing Enough? Katrina 2 - Haiti

As reported by The Washington Post, makeshift morgues are appearing everywhere in this earthquake-ravaged capital -- on the sidewalks, in highway medians, outside crumbled buildings. Desperation is mounting. Nearly two days after a massive earthquake, there are no sirens and very few signs of international aid organizations bringing assistance. Electricity is out, there is no sanitation, and food and water are hard to come by. Long lines stretch at the few gas stations that are operating.  Is America doing enough?

Washington Post readers, VMonroe Valnesio said it best, " We were watching the news last night about the tragedy that’s hit Haiti. At one point, we became agitated and asked why it was taking the US so long to respond. After all, Haiti was just a few miles away. Then, this morning when I awoke, as usual, I turned on the news. On CNN a General, who has been put in charge of the military response, was asked about how and when he would be responding. He stated that he first needed an assessment. That response caused my coffee to boil over. Some forty-eight hours had elapsed since the quake, folks!!

Those, who refuse to learn from the lessons taught by history, will surely repeat mistakes earlier made. Our leaders learned nothing from bombing incidents pre 9/1l, for example, our marines in Lebanon and we have already forgotten the lessons, which we should have learned from 9/11. Japan, China, Iran, Indonesia have all experienced Haiti-like calamities in recent years. And we have had our share of deadly earth quakes, tornadoes and hurricanes. 

Yet, we seem to have learned nothing from these disasters including Katrina.
What common needs arise from all such disasters? Water, food and medical supplies are foremost. Portable generators, fuel, blankets and tents would be next. Additionally, there is a crucial need for a detached group of profession people, who can mobilize, organize and direct the flow of people and resources in the affected areas towards common recovery goals. One doesn’t need an assessment in order to put these things in motion. Furthermore, security must be included at the top of the priority list, especially, in today’s world when terrorists will seek any opportunity to pilfer weapons, ammo and explosives. Where are these things located in Haiti and who is looking after them? 

Given all the history as cited above and the closeness of Haiti, it is inexcusable that it takes so long to have boots on the ground there. The above cited materials should be packed, palletized, stored in a warehouse and ready to load on a plane on a moment’s notice. 

Why isn’t this the case? All Americans should be asking this question. Your own life could be weighing in the balance next."

Let's talk about it tonight on the slugfest! 

Why don't we have thousands of boots on he ground? why don't we have inflatable hospitals on the ground now? Is this becoming another man made disaster? 

"If you can handle the truth."

Teddy Pendergrass RIP

PHILADELPHIA – Teddy Pendergrass, who became R&B's reigning sex symbol in the 1970s and '80s with his forceful, masculine voice and passionate love ballads and later became an inspirational figure after suffering a devastating car accident that left him paralyzed, died Wednesday at age 59.

The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father died at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. The singer underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had "a difficult recovery," his son said.

"To all his fans who loved his music, thank you," his son said. "He will live on through his music."

Pendergrass suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed from the waist down in the 1982 car accident. He spent six months in a hospital but returned to recording the next year with the album "Love Language."

He returned to the stage at the Live Aid concert in 1985, performing from his wheelchair.
Pendergrass later founded the Teddy Pendergrass Alliance, an organization whose mission is to encourage and help people with spinal chord injuries achieve their maximum potential in education, employment, housing, productivity and independence, according to its Web site.

Pendergrass gained popularity first as a member of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on songs including "If You Don’t Know Me by Now," but it was his solo hits that brought him his greatest fame. With songs such as "Love T.K.O.," "Close the Door" and "I Don't Love You Anymore," he came to define a new era of black male singers with his powerful, aggressive vocals that spoke to virility, not vulnerability.

His lyrics were never coarse, as those of later male R&B stars would be, but they had a sensual nature that bordered on erotic without being explicit. More HERE

RIP Teddy Pendergrass Urban Network

Monday, January 11, 2010

Harry Reid Is No LBJ, The NAACP and the CBC are a Disgrace on Color Issues

Harry Reid says he is a champion of African American causes. The President of the United States, The Congressional Black Caucus, even the NAACP are also championing Harry Reid now.

I ask all of the readers of this blog to show me the money, or show me the legislation that Harry Reid has authored which has assisted black folks? I don't know of any significant legislation Harry Reid as head of the Senate has supported to address the economic plight of black folks, do you?

Harry Reid is no LBJ, who overcame southern resistance and convinced Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed most forms of racial segregation.  He is no John F. Kennedy who originally proposed the Act and had lined up the necessary votes in the House to pass his civil rights act by the time of his death in November 1963, but it was Johnson who pushed it through the Senate and signed it into law on July 2, 1964.

OK, Mr. President, NAACP, and and Congressional Caucus, has Harry Reid moved any legislation through the congress, like a civil rights bill, the Voting Rights Act, which outlawed discrimination in voting, thus allowing millions of southern blacks to vote for the first time?

What legislation has Harry Reid supported to assist poor and socially marginalized populations during this recession? What jobs program has Harry Reid pushed to make sure the various stimulus packages addressed the recession and it's impact on black America?

And while I'm wondering, what has the CBC, The NACCP and Barack Obama done to address the high joblessness in black America? If you know, please let me know.

PS: Hat Tip and Shout Out to my fellow bloggers, Jill and Jack and Jill Politics for exposing Harry Reid for who he is, fellow BlogTalkRadio host, Black Achievement USA, for his candid talk on Harry Reid about black politics in America, and Skeptical Brother for exposing Micheal Steele for who he apears to be.  Now I can go back to semi-blogger retirement for the next 5.5 Months, or until I get the urge to comment on a hot political issue of the day.

You can always join me on my most popular BlogTalkRadio program, "African American Political Slugfest" to get my latest obeservations on political and social issues of the day.

Old Negro Leaders and Old Steppin Fechit Supporters of Harry Reid

I just finished reading how old guard "negro orgainizations" such as the NAACP have run to the defesnse of Harry Reid.. Garance Franke-Ruta at the washington Post has a great article on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and  how he described then Senator Barack Obama in 2008. Reid who says, "I've apologized to the president. I've apologized to everyone that, within the sound of my voice -- that I could have used a better choice of words."

Now Reid says,  "And I'll continue to do my work for the African American community."

AAPP: Oh, he got the "Affrican-Amerrican" words rights this time. Hmmm.

Reid who described Obama as a "light-skinned" African American "with no Negro dialect," is gaining support from every old fart "negro" group and leader he can get to brown nose, including the NAACP chairman Julian Bond who has been the biggest negro clown in NAACP history. Speaking of clowns, as reported by the Washington Post, NAACP branches of Reno and Las Vegas also accepted Reid's public apologies, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, saying in a statement Sunday that Reid's voting record -- which had "the highest ratings on issues of critical importance to the African-American community" -- showed his true regard for African Americans. "One need only look at Senator Reid's proven record of leadership on civil rights and social justice to know where his heart truly lies," said Lonnie L. Feemster and Frank Hawkins Jr. in the statement.

AAPP: It's interesting how these negro opinion makers and colored civil rights groups are coming out of the closet to champion Harry Reid and his "brown bag skin color politics of days that should have gone by."

Some say that Harry Reid only said what white Americans think. Many white Americans seem to believe that light skin blacks who are Harvard educated are OK "negroes" to whites, while dark skin blacks who are graduates of, let us say, HBCU's, are not OK or "safe" to whites, or for that matter Senator Reid, Barack Obama, or negroes inside the NAACP and other "colored" organizations that have failed the black community.

I'm reminded of how Senator Reid stood by the door trying to keep now Senator Roland Burris out of the United States Senate. One has to now wonder was Reid refusing to seat Burris due to the color of his skin, more than the need to have Burris testify under oath that he is unblemished by the Blagojevich stain.

With all these "negros" supporting Senator Reid, I realize more and more why black folks are in such bad shape in America. Our caricature acting steppin Fetchit negro leadership, continues to support whites of both parties who could care less about black folks.  Take for example in the new book,  "Game Change," by John Heileman and Mark Halperin, it is alleged that former president Bill Clinton told the late Sen. Ted Kennedy that "a few years ago this guy [Obama] would have been getting us coffee." Damn, is the bigotry coming out in washington, or was it always there and balck folks in leadership continue to sweep it under the rug.

So as these negroes continue to back those who support color aroused hatred towards black folks, we should all remember this on election day, and run against these color aroused,  hate mongering politicans, and their negro supports, to and bring new leadership into Washington.

Regarding the old negro leaders and their useless negro organizations, they will die out anyway...

Listen to this blogtalkradio program on this issue.

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