Fw: Fwd: 1 MINUTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR!!Can't be said better!

Subject: Fwd: 1 MINUTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR!!Can't be said better!

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Subject: 1 MINUTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR!!Can't be said better!

A Great roundup of how Dishonest and Illegal Obama and his administration really is!!! (Undisputable)
 Nothing new, but he sums it up very well.


Just click on the below URL for the hot topic

This Congressman sums it all up in ONE minute.
He really has guts, backbone or both!

Fw: Old sea story

There's an old sea story about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors,
and afterward told the first mate that his men smelled bad...

The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear occasionally.

The first mate responded,
"Aye, aye sir, I'll see to it immediately!"

The first mate went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced,
The Captain Thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear."

He continued,
"Pittman, you change with Jones,
McCarthy, you change with Witkowski,
And Brown, you change with Schultz."


Someone may come along and promise
But don't count on things smelling any better.

Fw: Check out Feds'Deconfliction.wmv - YouTube

Subject: FW: Check out Feds'Deconfliction.wmv - YouTube

I feel soooo safe after seeing this...

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Fwd: Black Republican from Louisiana

Date: Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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A truly enlightened speaker and not a democrat slave.jjs
Subject:   Black Republican from Louisiana
This is the video that went viral on the internet in the last few days. Very few can express themselves with such clarity and purpose.

Fw: new form of rationing...

Isn't this a scary thought....

Fw: Somewhere in Texas


Somewhere in Texas, A Village is Missing It’s Idiot

August 7, 2013 at 11:44 am

The Washington Times reported recently that the Congressional Black Caucus is recommending Sheila Jackson-Lee for the position of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

The following is an editorial response from Lori Wallach Boxer to this recommendation.

If this wasn’t serious, it would be absolutely piss-in-your-pants funny: The Congressional Black Caucus is suggesting that ObeyMe appoint Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee to the post of Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The Congressional Black Caucus called her “a voice of reason that the agency could stand to gain.”

A “voice of REASON?!” She’s the voice of RACISM.

This is the same woman who during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, stated that Republicans were refusing to raise the debt ceiling because President Obama is Black.

This is the same woman who in July of 2010 spoke at an NAACP event and accused TEA Party members of being modern day members of the KKK.

This is the same woman who, on the floor of the House, gave her opinion that Rush Limbaugh should not be allowed to be a partial owner of a football team because of his political beliefs.

Sheila Jackson-Lee—the dumbest woman, mammal and oxygen-breathing life-form in Congress —is what happens when you mandate gerrymandering as a tool of social policy for forty years.

This is the same idiot who, during a 2005 visit to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, asked the tour guide whether the Mars Pathfinder had taken a photograph of the flag planted on Mars by Neil Armstrong in 1969.

This is the same woman who, in a speech on the floor of the House, spoke about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and used the example of North and South Vietnam living side by side as an example of the peace that can be achieved by withdrawing our troops and allowing the people of Iraq and Afghanistan to work out a solution.

This is the same woman who, on the floor of the House, said, “I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”

To quote Daniel Greenfield in an article he wrote about Sheila Jackson-Lee on July 26, 2011: “If there were ever a global championship for idiots, the country could send her there … and leave her there; because unlike Lassie, she wouldn’t be able find her way back on her own.”

Yes … let’s have HER in charge of Homeland Security … and who best to serve as her Assistant Secretary? Well, that’s a no-brainer, folks. How about another of the too-many-to-choose-from dumbed down dolts in the Congressional Black Caucus—Rep. Hank Johnson? … he who  thinks that Guam will tip over and capsize if 8,000 Marines are stationed there.

Hmm … I wonder if the Congressional WHITE Caucus will be recommending anyone for the DHS post. What’s that you say? There ISN’T a White Congressional Caucus?

About the author: Lori Boxer is the co-owner and Director of Weight No MoreSM Diet Center, a family-owned private weight loss and diet counseling practice for over 25 years with offices in New York and New Jersey, as well as client service nationwide via Skype. There are no pills, no packaged foods, no diet drinks associated with their programs; they don't sell anything! They teach clients how to lose weight in a manner that ... [READ LORI WALLACH BOXER'S FULL BIO]

Fw: Just SHOOT Me NOW! ! ! ! !

t SHOOT Me NOW! ! ! ! !

If you are feeling ill
and don't think
you could possibly
feel any worse,

Fw: Fwd: Young Love.

Subject: Fwd: Young Love.

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Date: June 13, 2013, 1:56:33 PM CDT
Subject: Fw: Young Love.

Fw: What a country!!

Subject: A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots

I think this guy is on to something
Jeff Foxworthy
 A Country Founded by Geniuses but Run by Idiots

by Jeff Foxworthy:

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and ...remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders inEgypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

How about we give God a reason to continue blessingAmerica!

Fw: Fwd: Scandal

Subject: Fwd: Scandal

>> Subject: Scandal
>> Bob: "Did you hear about the Obama administration scandal?"
>> Jim: "You mean the Mexican gun running?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean SEAL Team 6 Extortion 17?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean the State Dept. lying about Benghazi?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean the voter fraud?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean the military not getting their votes counted?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean that 3 or 4 of Obama's friends were mysteriously
murdered when they came forward with claims he was gay?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean the president demoralizing and breaking down the
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean the Boston Bombing?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean the president wanting to kill Americans with drones
without the benefit of the law?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "Giving 123 Technologies $300 Million and right after it declared
bankruptcy it was sold to the Chinese?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "You mean the president arming the Muslim Brotherhood?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The IRS targeting conservatives?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The DOJ spying on the press?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "Sebelius shaking down health insurance executives?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "Giving SOLYNDRA $500 MILLION DOLLARS and right after they
declared bankruptcy the Chinese bought it?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The NSA monitoring our phone calls, e-mails and everything else?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The president's ordering the release of nearly 10,000 illegal
immigrants from jails and prisons and falsely blaming the sequester?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The president's threat to impose gun control by Executive Order
in order to bypass Congress?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The president's repeated violation of the law requiring him to
submit a budget no later than the first Monday in February?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The 2012 vote where 115% of all registered voters in some
counties voted 100% for Obama?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The president's unconstitutional recess appointments in an
attempt to circumvent the Senate's advise-and-consent role?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "The State Department interfering with an Inspector General
investigation on departmental sexual misconduct?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "HHS employees being given insider information on Medicare
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "Clinton, the IRS, Clapper and Holder all lying to Congress?"
>> Bob: "No, the other one."
>> Jim: "I give up! ... Oh wait, I think I got it! You mean that 65
million low-information voters stuck us again with the most corrupt
administration in American history?"
>> Bob: "THAT'S THE ONE!"

Fw: Ray Stevens

Subject: Fw: Ray Stevens

Subject: Fw: Ray Stevens
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 9:34 PM

Fw: Lemon....love it

Subject: Fw: Lemon....love it

The local bar was so sure that its bartender was the strongest man around that they offered a standing $1000 bet. The bartender would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and hand the lemon to a patron. Anyone who could squeeze one more drop of juice out would win the money.

Many people had tried .... over time: weightlifters, longshoremen, etc., but nobody could do it. One day, this scrawny little fellow came into the bar, wearing thick glasses and a polyester suit, and said in a small voice, "I'd like to try the bet."

After the laughter had died down, the bartender said, "OK"; grabbed the lemon; and squeezed away. Then he handed the wrinkled remains of the rind to the little fellow. But the crowd's laughter turned to total silence .... as the man clenched his little fist around the lemon .... and six drops fell into the glass.

As the crowd cheered, the bartender paid the $1000, and asked the little man: "What do you do for a living? Are you a lumberjack, a weight-lifter, or what?"

The little fellow quietly replied: "I work for the IRS."

Fw: D-Day

Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2013

D-Day... "The only three times."

For those too young to remember; Here is a photo of the The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France memorializing the fallen US soldiers of the D-Day Invasion to retake Europe from the Nazis. The large white areas in the photo are created by thousands of white Crosses and Star of David grave markers: 
There is also a D-Day Monument in Bedford , VA ... a relatively short 200 mile helicopter ride from the White House: 
In all the years since D-Day 1945, there are only three occasions when the sitting President of the United States of America failed to go to the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion. Only Three Times... The three were:

1. Barack Obama 2010
2. Barack Obama 2011
3. Barack Obama 2012 

For the past 68 years, every single president, except Obama, has paid tribute to the fallen American soldiers killed on D-Day. Last year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a 3,000 mile campaign trip on Air Force 1 to California to raise funds for the past election. Priorities? - - It speaks volumes... doesn't it?

Fw: Walk in cooler at the White House

To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Walk in cooler at the White House

A peek inside the White House walk-in refrigerator
 I know you're laughing!!!
. . . and you know you're gonna pass it on.

Fw: No Words Needed

Which is the real, down to earth man?

Fw: Transparent Administration

Sent: Friday, May 24, 2013 1:35 PM
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Fw: Lt. Col. Dooley [READ]

Whether  this is true or not it shows just how stupid the majority of appointments our “GREAT LEADER”
has made. I still think he is a “TOWEL HEAD” !!!

Maybe it isn’t true, but if it is…….how very sad.  Our troops need all of the knowledge and information that we have to keep them safe.
Importance: High
Truly, Enough Said….
Subject: Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley

Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly-decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University . He had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam & Terrorism.

He taught military students about the situations they would encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and explained the mindset of Islamic extremists. Passing down first-hand knowledge and experience, and teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by the the Joint Forces Staff College . 
The course "Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism", which was suggested and approved by the Joint Forces Staff College , caught the attention of several Islamic Groups, and they wanted to make an example of him.

They collectively wrote a letter expressing their outrage, and the Pro-Islamic Obama Administration was all too happy to assist.
The letter was passed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff , Martin Dempsey. Dempsey publicly degraded and reprimanded Dooley, and Dooley received a negative Officer Evaluation Report almost immediately (which he had aced for the past 5 years). He was relieved of teaching duties, and his career has been red-flagged.

“He had a brilliant career ahead of him. Now, he has been flagged.” - Richard Thompson, Thomas More Law Center

"All US military Combatant Commands, Services, the National Guard Bureau, and Joint Chiefs are under Dempsey's Muslim Brotherhood-dictated order to ensure that henceforth, no US military course will ever again teach truth about Islam that the jihadist enemy finds offensive ,or just too informative." - Former CIA agent Claire M. Lopez (about Lt. Col Dooley)
The Obama Administration has demonstrated lightning speed to dismiss Military brass that does not conform to its agenda, and not surprisingly, nobody is speaking up for Lt. Col. Dooley.

Share this. Let’s bring attention to this. Thanks!

Fw: Fwd: Detroit: Socialism's Theme Park

Subject: Detroit: Socialism's Theme Park
Hang on!  Chicago and Illinois are not far behind.
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Government Motors Is Alive And Detroit Is Dead         07/19/2013
Bankruptcy: The fundamental transformation of Detroit is complete, as socialism's theme park succumbs to government run amok, a reminder that government isn't the solution to our problems but their cause.
The wisdom of President Reagan's words have been lost under an administration that believes government is the entity from which all blessings flow. So has Margaret Thatcher's observation that the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.
Last Oct. 13, President Obama boasted in a weekly address about the bailed-out auto industry that, "We refused to throw in the towel and do nothing. We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt. I bet on American workers and American ingenuity, and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way."
Less than a year later, the American auto industry is indeed surviving, bolstered largely by Ford that refused government assistance and foreign transplants located in right-to-work states. Even General Motors has been forced to pay the free market some lip service, lest its customers go elsewhere, even as it accepts Chevy Volt subsidies.
Detroit, however, is dead, and unions and government killed it. Michigan recently became a right-to-work state, but it was too late to save a city that had become beholden to unions. As the United Auto Workers helped destroy the auto industry in and around Detroit, it's no accident that Mercedes-Benz decided to build its flagship SUV in a shiny new facility in Vance, Ala.
Labor overhead was an albatross around Detroit's neck. Until recently, total pay and benefits for a full-time worker at the Big Three averaged $140,000 a year vs. $80,000 for their foreign competitors. Add an estimated $2,000-plus per car for retiree health care and pensions for the Big Three, and you wonder not why Detroit failed, but why it didn't fail sooner.
Detroit's response to a declining business climate was more taxes, fewer city services and bloated pensions for workers in the only growth area — government.
The city's $11 billion in unsecured debt includes $6 billion in health and other retirement benefits and $3 billion in retiree pensions for its 20,000 city pensioners, members of the public sector unions that helped bring Detroit to its knees.
In the face of government incompetence, it was the people of Detroit who went on strike. Detroit lost a quarter-million residents between 2000 and 2010. A population that in the 1950s teemed with 1.8 million is struggling to stay above 700,000. Much of the middle-class and scores of businesses also have fled, taking their tax dollars with them.
Detroit is the rotten fruit of uncontested progressive socialism. In 1960, Detroit had the highest per capita income in the U.S.; today, it's the poorest of our large cities. An estimated 78,000 of the city's homes are unoccupied, and in 2011 half the occupiers of its 305,000 properties did not pay any tax. Some 40% of the street lights do not work.
Detroit has 264,209 households, and 91,204 — or 34.5% — get food stamps. Only 54.3% of Detroit residents participate in the labor force. This is how America is beginning to look. If we continue down President Obama's path, America will become Detroit, only with a press to print money.
Indeed, the scary part is that Detroit is what Obama wants to fundamentally transform America into: a place where wealth is redistributed, not created, and where government picks winners and losers in an economy in which we all ultimately lose.
Speaking at Ohio State University in May, he told graduates not to listen to "voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems."
Detroit didn't. We should.



 I would say every US fighter pilot, retired or on active duty, knows that Panetta and Dempsey both are full of crap when they said there was no time to send help to Benghazi. They claim it was a problem of "time/space." All my friends and I said, "Bullshit." We know they could have gotten F-1s there from Aviano.

"Hands" Handley is a well-respected USAF fighter pilot. Here is his short resume and what he just wrote about Benghazi below that.
If anything, Handley is pessimistic in his timeline of when F-16s have reached Benghazi . I think they could have been airborne even sooner and turned quicker at Sig. The decision to not try was not based on capability. We had the operational capability in every way.
I hope Handley's taxes are in order. His IRS audit is forthcoming. Colonel Phil "Hands" Handley is credited with the highest speed air- to-air gun kill in the history of aerial combat. He flew operationally for all but 11 months of a 26-year career, in aircraft such as the F-86 Sabre, F-15 Eagle, and the C-130A Hercules. Additionally, he flew 275 combat missions during two tours in Southeast Asia in the F- 4D and F-4E. His awards include 21 Air Medals, 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, and the Silver Star.

Betrayal in Benghazi

Phil "Hands" Handley Colonel, USAF (Ret.)

The combat code of the US Military is that we don't abandon our dead or wounded on the battlefield. In US Air Force lingo, fighter pilots don't run off and leave their wingmen. If one of our own is shot down, still alive and not yet in enemy captivity, we will either come to get him or die trying.

Among America 's fighting forces, the calm, sure knowledge that such an irrevocable bond exists is priceless. Along with individual faith and personal grit, it is a sacred trust that has often sustained hope in the face of terribly long odds.

The disgraceful abandonment of our Ambassador and those brave ex-SEALs who fought to their deaths to save others in that compound is nothing short of dereliction-of-duty.

Additionally, the patently absurd cover-up scenario that was fabricated in the aftermath was an outright lie in an attempt to shield the President and the Secretary of State from responsibility.

It has been over eight months since the attack on our compound in Benghazi.The White House strategy, with the aid of a "lap dog" press has been to run out the clock before the truth is forthcoming.

The recent testimonies of the three "whistle blowers" have reopened the subject and hopefully will lead to exposure and disgrace of those responsible for this embarrassing debacle. It would appear that the most recent firewall which the Administration is counting on is the contention that there were simply no military assets that could be brought to bear in time to make a difference" mainly due to the unavailability of tanker support for fighter aircraft.

This is simply BS, regardless how many supposed "experts" the Administration trot out to make such an assertion.

The bottom line is that even if the closest asset capable of response was half-way around the world, you don't just sit on your penguin ass and do nothing.

The fact is that the closest asset was not half-way around the world, but as near as Aviano Air Base, Italy where two squadrons of F-16Cs are based.

Consider the following scenario (all times Benghazi local): When Hicks in Tripoli receives a call at 9:40 PM from Ambassador Stevens informing him Greg, we are under attack!" (his last words), he immediately notifies all agencies and prepares for the immediate initiation of an existing "Emergency Response Plan."

At AFRICON, General Carter Ham attempts to mount a rescue effort, but is told to "stand down". By 10:30 PM an unarmed drone is overhead the compound and streaming live feed to various "Command and Control Agencies" and everyone watching that feed knew damn well what was going on.

At 11:30 PM Woods, Doherty and five others leave Tripoli, arriving in Benghazi at 1:30 AM on Wednesday morning, where they hold off the attacking mob from the roof of the compound until they are killed by a mortar direct hit at 4:00 AM.

So nothing could have been done, eh? Nonsense. If one assumes that tanker support really "was not available" what about this:

When at 10:00 PM AFRICON alerts the 31st TFW Command Post in Aviano Air Base Italy of the attack, the Wing Commander orders preparation for the launch of two F-16s and advises the Command Post at NAS Sigonella to prepare for hot pit refueling and quick turn of the jets.

By 11:30 PM, two F-16Cs with drop tanks and each armed with five hundred 20 MM rounds are airborne. Flying at 0.92 mach they will cover the 522 nautical miles directly to NAS Sigonella in 1.08 hours. While in-route, the flight lead is informed of the tactical situation, rules of engagement, and radio frequencies to use.

The jets depart Sigonella at 1:10 AM with full fuel load and cover the 377 nautical miles directly to Benghazi in 0.8 hours, arriving at 1:50 AM which would be 20 minutes after the arrival of Woods, Doherty and their team.
Providing that the two F-16s initial pass over the mob, in full afterburner at 200 feet and 550 knots did not stop the attack in its tracks, only a few well placed strafing runs on targets of opportunity would assuredly do the trick.

Were the F-16s fuel state insufficient to recover at Sigonelli after jettisoning their external drop tanks, they could easily do so at Tripoli International Airport , only one-half hour away.

As for those hand-wringing naysayers who would worry about IFR clearances, border crossing authority, collateral damage, landing rights, political correctness and dozens of other reasons not to act" screw them. It is high time that our "leadership" get their priorities straight and put America's interests first.

The end result would be that Woods and Doherty would be alive. Dozens in the attacking rabble would be rendezvousing with "72 virgins" and a clear message would have been sent to the next worthless POS terrorist contemplating an attack on Americans that it is not really a good idea to tug" on Superman's cape.

Of course all this would depend upon a Commander In Chief that was more concerned with saving the lives of those he put in harm's way than getting his crew rested for a campaign fund raising event in Las Vegas the next day. As well as a Secretary of State that actually understood "What difference did it make?", or a Secretary of Defense whose immediate response was not to effect that "One of the military tenants is that you don't commit assets until you fully understand the tactical situation."  Was he not watching a live feed from the unarmed drone, and he didn't understand the tactical situation?


Ultimately it comes down to the question of who gave that order to stand down? Whoever that coward turns out to be should be exposed, removed from office, and face criminal charges for dereliction of duty. The combat forces of the Untied States of America deserve leadership that really does "have their back" when the chips are down.


FW: Interesting imformation

What a bunch of Bs.

Subject: FW: Interesting imformation

Subject: Interesting imformation


How the Zimmerman Mindset Has Rigged the Justice System

By Judd Legum, ThinkProgress
15 July 13
Image removed by sender.eorge Zimmerman killed one boy, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Although a Florida jury found Zimmerman not guilty, his attitude — that a young black male is an object suspicion and contempt — not only cost Martin his life but has infected the entire United States criminal justice system.
Law Professor Michellle Alexander makes the point powerfully:
It is the Zimmerman mindset that must be found guilty – far more than the man himself. It is a mindset that views black men and boys as nothing but a threat, good for nothing, up to no good no matter who they are or what they are doing. It is the Zimmerman mindset that has birthed a penal system unprecedented in world history, and relegated millions to a permanent undercaste.
The statistics back up Alexander’s point. Minorities, especially the six million young black men in America, get much worse outcomes from the criminal justice system for the same conduct:
  1. A black male born in 2001 has a 32% chance of spending some portion of his life in prison. A white male born the same year has just a 6% chance. [Sentencing Project]
  2. In major American cities, as many as 80% of young African-American men have criminal records. [Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow]
  3. African-Americans who use drugs are more than four times as likely to be incarcerated than whites who use drugs. African Americans constitute 14% of the population and 14% of monthly drug users. But African-Americans respresent 34% of those arrested for a drug offense and 53% of those sentenced to prison for a drug offense. [American Bar Association]
  4. In seven states, African Americans constitute 80% or more of all drug offenders sent to prison. [Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow]
  5. Black students are three and a half times as likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. One in five black boys recieve an out-of-school suspension. Education Secretary Arne Duncan who commissioned the study, said “The undeniable truth is that the everyday education experience for too many students of color violates the principle of equity at the heart of the American promise.” [New York Times]
  6. Black youth who are referred to juvenile court are much more likely to be detained, referred to adult court or end up in adult prison than their white counterparts. Blacks represented 28% of juvenile arrests, 30% of referrals to juvenile court, 37% of the detained population, 35% of youth judicially waived to criminal court and 58% of youth admitted to state adult prison. [National Council on Crime And Deliquency]
  7. The United States imprisons a larger percentage of its black population than South Africa did at the height of apartheid. [Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow]
In 2004, the Amerian Bar Association created a commission which produced recommendation to address “racial and ethnic bias in the criminal justice system.” Thus far, their recommendations have been largely ignored in much of the country.

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