Monday, December 21, 2009
According to reports, 40% of African-Americans and 36% of Latinos have been denied entry into the P&L District this year--numbers that are just simply disgusting for Kansas City today. Adding to the situation is the fact that Kansas City is said to be hosting The NAACP's 2010 Convention.
If The P&L doesn't get its act together this could really turn out to be a long-term nightmare for the City of Kansas City, The Government of Jackson County, the people of Kansas City and the business owners at not just The P&L , but throughout Kansas City's hottest districts.
Because of that we are calling on both The Kansas City Council as well as The Jackson County Executive and Legislature to address this situation immediately.
Give the 500 plus Kansas Citians protesting in the cold as well as TKC and Alonzo Washington a lot of respect for taking this issue by the horns.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Conducted by Research 2000 for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democracy for America (DFA), the survey finds only 33 percent of likely voters favor a health care bill that does not include a public health insurance option and does not expand Medicare, but does require all Americans to get health insurance. Slightly more Democrats -- 37 percent -- favor the idea, while only 30 percent of Republicans and 31 percent of independents do.
Meanwhile, if the public option and Medicare buy-in are added, 58 percent of people support the idea. The number of Republican supporters drops to 22 percent, but independent support rises to 57 percent and Democratic support to a whopping 88 percent.
"This poll shows voters in full-blown revolt against the Senate bill," said PCCC co-founder Stephanie Taylor. "Only one-third of voters support mandates without a public option, while nearly two-thirds want the public option and Medicare expansion. This will be a disaster of epic proportions for Democrats in 2010 if it's not fixed -- fast."
Another recent poll commissioned by the PCCC and DFA found that one third of Democrats are less likely to vote in 2010 if the health care bill does not contain a public option.
Wake up Senate. It's time you represent America. It's becoming increasingly obvious that Senators opposing health care reform which includes a public option and Medicare expansion are doing so only because of lobbyist pressure and financial support.
Friday, December 11, 2009
“As we have said in the past, we will not comment on rumors about any potential candidates for the position of head football coach at the University of Kansas,” Perkins said. “Having said that, I will reiterate at this time that the process is ongoing. We have not offered the head coaching position to anyone.”
The Star reported in this morning’s edition that Harbaugh has talked with Perkins about the job and that East Carolina coach Skip Holtz and Buffalo coach Turner Gill have talked to Perkins and are still very much in the running for the job.
Why is KU backing off allegations of this potential hire? Hopefully they are just dancing around a PR nightmare. Harbaugh coming to KU would be a touchdown for the university and local sports. Likewise, being that his wife is from Kansas City, we're sure they'd love to come back for a long stay!
The decision has come after magazines, newspapers and big cable shows throughout the world have focused on Woods' recent accident and infidelities.
Golf won't be the same without you Tiger.
According to TPM, Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe's only "crime" might not amount to much more than having made some rulings that Arizona's Racist Sheriff didn't take kindly to.
Read the article for details. It should give you an insight into the mentality of Sheriff Joe who seems to be just another extreme right-wing Republican politician who's getting backed by high dollar Republican lawyers.
But remember, it's not about politics, it's about the law right Sheriff Joe?
Sure it is.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Fired Up Missouri broke the story today. This is obviously a severe turn of events. Up until this point, news reports were hinting that this was a consensual sex meeting gone bad. If the details in the report are correct, this was in fact not that. The woman was raped and the details are gruesome:
A Sikeston Department of Public Safety Crime/Incident Report -- obtained today via a Sunshine request -- details gruesome allegations against Rod Jetton not previously reported.
An excerpt from the narrative portion of the report is below the break. The victim's name has been redacted.
ON 11/17/2009, AT 2341 HOURS, I RESPONDED TO [REDACTED] IN REFERENCE TO AN ASSAULT THAT HAD OCCURRED.
UPON MY ARRIVAL, I MADE CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM LATER IDENTIFIED AS: [WOMAN]
I OBSERVED RED MARKINGS AND BRUISING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF [WOMAN’S] FACE. [WOMAN] STATED A FRIEND OF HERS HAD COME TO HER RESIDENCE ON 11/15/2009 AT APPROXIMATELY 2100 TO 2130 HOURS. SHE IDENTIFIED HER FRIEND AS: JETTON, ROD
[WOMAN] STATED SHE AND MR. JETTON HAD BEEN FRIENDS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. SHE STATED SHE HAD NOT SEEN OR TALKED TO HIM IN SEVERAL YEARS AND THEY HAD NEVER BEEN IN A RELATIONSHIP. [WOMAN] STATED MR. JETTON HAD BEEN TEXTING HER AND HE WANTED TO STOP BY HER RESIDENCE ON 11/15/2009 ON THE WAY TO DEER CAMP. [WOMAN] STATED SHE AGREED TO LET HIM STOP BY TO VISIT.
[WOMAN] STATED WHEN MR. JETTON ARRIVED, HE HAD TWO BOTTLES OF WINE IN HIS POSSESION. SHE STATED THEY WERE SITTING ON THE COUCH IN HER LIVING ROOM, NOT TOUCHING. [WOMAN] STATED THEY WERE WATCHING A FOOTBALL GAME AND TALKING POLITICS. [WOMAN] STATED MR. JETTON HAD GONE INTO THE KITCHEN AND RETRIEVED A LARGE GLASS OF WINE FOR HER AS THEY CONTINUED IN CONVERSATION. SHE STATED WHEN SHE WAS FINISHED WITH THE FIRST GLASS, MR. JETTON IMMEDIATELY FILLED HER GLASS AGAIN IN THE KITCHEN OUT OF HER VIEW. [WOMAN] STATED SHE REMEMBERED THE FOOTBALL GAME ENDING ON THE TELEVISION AND THEY WERE STILL TALKING POLITICS. [WOMAN] STATED MR. JETTON HAD BEGUN TO TRY TO STICK HIS HAND UP HER SHIRT AND SHE PUSHED HIS HAND AWAY. SHE STATED SHE THOUGHT MR. JETTON WAS PLAYING AROUND.
[WOMAN] STATED SHE REMEMBERED PUTTING THE MOVIE "HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT" IN THE DVD PLAYER AT APPROXIMATELY 2300 HOURS. THEY BEGAN TO WATCH THE MOVIE AND MR. JETTON ATTEMPTED TO REMOVE HER PANTS AND SHE TOLD HIM “NO”.
[WOMAN] STATED THE NEXT THING SHE REMEMBERED, SHE WAS ON THE FLOOR IN THE LIVING ROOM AND MR. JETTON WAS TRYING TO RESTRAIN BOTH OF HER HANDS WITH WHAT APPEARED TO BE A LEATHER BELT. SHE STATED SHE WAS VERY GROGGY AND UNABLE TO SPEAK BUT WAS ABLE TO PULL HER HANDS FREE FROM THE RESTRAINT. SHE STATED AT THIS POINT, MR. JETTON BEGAN TO STRIKE HER ON THE LEFT SIDE OF HER FACE WITH AN OPEN HAND. SHE STATED AFTER THE FOURTH BLOW TO THE LEFT SIDE OF HER FACE, SHE BEGAN TO SEE STARS AND BLACKED OUT. [WOMAN] STATED SHE WAS UNSURE HOW MANY TIMES MR. JETTON HAD STRUCK HER AFTER SHE HAD BLACKED OUT.
[WOMAN] STATED SHE CAME TO AND MR. JETTON HAD ONE OF HIS HANDS AROUND HER NECK CHOKING HER. [WOMAN] STATED SHE WAS UNABLE TO BREATH AT THIS POINT. SHE STATED SHE WAS STILL TO WEAK AND GROGGY TO RESIST MR. JETTON. SHE STATED AT THIS POINT, HER HANDS WERE RESTRAINED WITH AN OBJECT SHE ASSUMED TO BE THE BELT.
[WOMAN] STATED AS MR. JETTON CHOKED HER, SHE BLACKED OUT AGAIN. SHE THEN WOKE UP IN HER BED. SHE STATED MR. JETTON WAS HAVING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH HER. SHE STATED SHE COULD NOT GIVE ANY RESISTANCE DUE TO HER CONDITION. SHE STATED SHE WAS ON HER KNEES IN THE BED AND MR. JETTON WAS BEHIND HER PERFORMING THE SEXUAL ACT. SHE STATED MR. JETTON CONTINUOUSLY SLAPPED HER ON THE OUTSIDE OF HER LEFT LEG AND THE OUTSIDE OF HER RIGHT LEG AS HE HAD SEX WITH HER.
[WOMAN] STATED SHE DID NOT REMEMBER ANYTHING ELSE THROUGH THE NIGHT. SHE STATED SHE WOKE UP ON 11/16/2009 EARLY IN THE MORNING AND WAS UNABLE TO MOVE HER WHOLE BODY. SHE STATED WHEN SHE DID MOVE, IT HURT ALL OVER. [WOMAN] STATED HER FACE WAS SO SORE THAT SHE WAS UNABLE TO LAY HER HEAD ON HER PILLOW. SHE REMEMBERED MR. JETTON LEANING OVER HER AND KISSING HER ON THE MOUTH AND TELLING HER GOOD BYE. SHE REMEMBERED MR. JETTON TELLING HER, "I TOLD YOU TO SAY GREEN BALLONS", AS IF IT WAS A CODE WORD FOR HIM TO STOP. SHE STATED SHE DID NOT BELIEVE MR. JETTON HAD SEEN THE INJURIES TO HER FACE.
[WOMAN] STATED DURING THE WHOLE INCIDENT, SHE WAS SCARED FOR HER LIFE. SHE STATED WHEN SHE WAS ABLE TO LOOK AT ALL THE MARKINGS ON HER BODY, SHE OBSERVED THE BRUISING AND SLAP MARKS ON THE LEFT SIDE OF HER FACE. SHE ALSO HAD SEVERE PAIN TO HER LEFT JAW. SHE WAS HAVING TROUBLE OPENING AND LOOKING OUT OF HER LEFT EYE. HER LEFT EAR HAD SEVERE PAIN AND BRUISING INSIDE AND OUT. [WOMAN] ALSO OBSERVED BRUISING ON HER LEFT BREAST. THERE WAS ALSO BRUISING ON THE INSIDE OF HER LEFT AND RIGHT LEG. HER RIGHT ANKLE WAS SORE AND HAD SWELLING. SHE ALSO OBSERVED BRUISING ON THE OUTSIDE OF HER LEFT AND RIGHT LEG FROM MR. JETTON SLAPPING HER AS HE SEXUAL ASSAULTED HER.
I ADVISED [WOMAN] THAT SHE SHOULD SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT AFTER RECEIVING THE BLOWS TO THE HEAD AND BEING CHOKED. [WOMAN] STATED SHE HAD SEEN HER PSYCHIATRIST ON 11/16/2009. SHE STATED HE HAD TAKEN PICTURES OF HER INJURIES. HE HAD ALSO TAKEN NOTES REGARDING THE INCIDENT SHOULD SHE NEED THEM AT A LATER DATE. [WOMAN’S] PSYCHIATRISTS WAS IDENTIFIED AS: [REDACTED].
[WOMAN] WAS TRANSPORTED TO [HOSPITAL] BY A FRIEND. I RESPONDED TO [HOSPITAL] E.R. TO CONTINUE MY INVESTIGATION. LT. [REDACTED] MADE CONTACT WITH LT. [REDACTED] AND LT. [REDACTED] ADVISED LT. [REDACTED] TO HAVE ME GET ALL THE INFORMATION I COULD AND COMPLETE A REPORT. LT. [REDACTED] STATED DETECTIVE DIVISION WOULD MAKE CONTACT WITH [WOMAN] SINCE MR. JETTON WAS NOT IN CUSTODY AT THIS TIME.
UPON MY ARRIVAL AT 0100 HOURS ON 11/18/2009, [WOMAN] HAD BEEN CHANGED INTO AN E.R.ROBE AND PLACED IN ROOM [###]. I MADE CONTACT THE ON DUTY NURSE IDENTIFIED AS: [REDACTED]
[NURSE] ADVISED ME OF SEVERAL OTHER MARKINGS THAT SHE HAD LOCATED ON WOMAN]. [NURSE] WAS ABLE TO SHOW ME THE MARKINGS. I OBSERVED MARKINGS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF [WOMAN’S] FACE. I ALSO OBSERVED WHAT APPEARED TO BE A HAND PRINT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER FACE. I OBSERVED BRUISING ON HER LEFT EAR. THERE WAS ALSO A HAND PRINT ON HER NECK WHERE MR. JETTON HAD CHOKED HER. I OBSERVED THE BRUISING AND RED MARKS ON THE OUTSIDE OF BOTH OF HER LEGS AT HER BUTTOCKS. I ALSO OBSERVED THE BRUISING TO THE INSIDE OF BOTH OF HER LEGS. THERE WAS SWELLING AND TENDERNOUS TO HER RIGHT ANKLE. I ALSO OBSERVED BRUISING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF HER LEFT BREAST.
The report also states that officers collected a comforter, sheets, pillows, liquid from a wine bottle, a corkscrew, an empty wine bottle, clothes, a green wash cloth, hair from the accuser's bed, swabs from couch cushions, a bloody tissue and an iPhone from the victim's home.
We at the KC Blue Blog are urging all blogs, and news outlets, local and national to set the record straight. Many news outlets had originally taken this as a sex game gone wrong. The police report shows, this was far from it and it is the job of blogs and outlets to set the record straight for the sake of the victim in this matter.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
So Much For The Christian Conservative GOP: Republican And Former Speaker Rod "Green Balloons" Jetton Allegedly Drugs, Beats And Chokes Out Woman
According to the probable cause statement released by the Scott County Circuit Court Monday, Jetton took part in some seriously rough late night sexual relations that included using the safe word "Green Balloons".
However, after seeing the alleged victim's testimony to police detective Bethany McDermott --KY3 reported on-- things may get very serious for the former Missouri Speaker of The House. And they should. Take a look:
"(The woman) said she did not see him pour the wine because she did not follow him into the kitchen, but he returned to the living room and handed her a glass of wine. (The woman) remembers watching a football game and said once she finished the glass of wine, she began 'fading' in and out and remembered losing consciousness several times during the evening," wrote Detective Bethany McDermott in her report.
"(The woman) recalls Jetton hitting her on the face very hard. She then remembers waking up, lying on the floor and Jetton was choking her. (The woman) said she did not know what happened with her memory because she had been drunk but had never had the blank spots in her memory," McDermott reported.
"(The woman) said Jetton stayed the night with her and when he woke up he gave her a kiss and said, 'You should have said green balloons.' Jetton left the woman's residence and had not returned," McDermott added.
Casenet says the complaint was filed as a class C felony assault carrying a seven-year and/or a $5,000 penalty.
Does anyone really still buy the compassionate christian conservative lies of the GOP? Didn't think so. Just another reason not to vote Republican come election day.
"What would have pleased the rightbloggers? 40,000 troops? 50,000? Some swagger, a flight suit, a call to "bring 'em on"? The short answer is nothing. We didn't hear much from them about Afghanistan this year until Obama mentioned it, and it's difficult to believe they care. The only victory they think about happens on first Tuesdays in November, far from Afghanistan." writes Edroso
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Crazy Racist Alert!!! TN Mayor Russell Wiseman Goes On Racist Rant. Calls President Obama A Muslim. Promotes Eliminating Minority Right To Vote
In the post, Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman said this week's President Barack Obama Afghanistan speech was deliberately timed to (of all things) block the Christian message of the "Peanuts" television Christmas special.
Seriously, he said that. Here's part of the post:
"Ok, so, this is total crap, we sit the kids down to watch 'The Charlie Brown Christmas Special' and our muslim president is there, what a load.....try to convince me that wasn't done on purpose. Ask the man if he believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he will give you a 10 minute disertation (sic) about it....w...hen the answer should simply be 'yes'...."
And he doesn't stop there.
Later during Wiseman's extensive thread attacking the president, his supporters and Muslims, the Tennessee Republican mayor stated "...you obama people need to move to a muslim country...oh wait, that's America....pitiful."
At another point he even goes so far as to seemingly suggest returning back to the days of slavery and eliminating the right to vote for people of color as well as their right to hold office by saying, "you know, our forefathers had it written in the original Constitution that ONLY property owners could vote, if that had stayed in there, things would be different........"
This type of behavior on the part of an elected official is not only unprofessional and pathetic; it's also simply unacceptable in America today.
We are calling on the people and press of Tennessee as well as both state Democratic and Republican parties to ask Russell Wiseman to not only publicly apologize for the comments made, but also step down as Mayor of Arlington, Tennesse.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Dear Wayne, On November 24, 2009, you had hand-delivered to the City Clerk your letter demanding a written statement of the reasons for your removal from office as the City Manager and a hearing before the City Council. Both demands were made pursuant to Section 218(e)(3)(B) of the City Charter.
This letter is the statement of reasons that you requested. By separate letter, I will advise you of the date, time and location of your hearing before the City Council.
Pursuant to Section 218(e)(1) of the City Charter, I removed you from office November 19, 2009 because the City needs new administrative leadership. Six members of the City Council ratified my decision by public vote later that day."
According to The Star, that's the end of the statement.
That's how serious the mayor takes this situation and his constituents' concerns regarding this situation.
Maybe the Mayor's minor-league staff and circus "full-time volunteer" could learn a bit from this explanation by Jan Marcason. It is a good example of how an elected official should answer his/her constituents' concerns regarding their actions or vote.
The above letter/statement by the mayor is not. Did we really have to explain that to the Mayor's staff? You would think that the +$100 thousand dollars in taxpayer money going toward the mayor's staff would be used on competent and qualified individuals. Under this mayor, it's not.
As Jason King from Yahoo! Sports put it "Saturday, less than an hour before Mark Mangino coached his final football game at Kansas, associate athletic director Jim Marchiony stood on the Arrowhead Stadium sideline as the Jayhawks went through warmups.By then it had become obvious that Mangino would be gone the following week amid allegations of verbal abuse toward his players. Mangino knew it, the media knew it and so did Kansas fans – including one who screamed at Marchiony from the stands" writes King
Even after what would be his final game Mangino said he had no regrets about how he’d coached his team the previous eight years, adding that he wouldn’t make any changes to his style if he were brought back for a ninth season.
Quoting the famed Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, Mangino told reporters “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees,”
King put it best when he writes "At the very least, Mangino can always hold his head high about what he accomplished at Kansas, where he completely changed the culture of a program that seemed destined for eternal mediocrity.
Kansas is an attractive job again, and for that the Jayhawks can thank Mangino, who leaves Lawrence with a handful of bowl rings and coaching awards.
And hardly any friends."
Mrs. Davis has officially pre-filed HB 1232, which would remove the restrictions against carrying guns into churches.
Again this is the same Republican conspiracist and representative who along with fellow Missouri Republican Timothy Jones (R-Eureka) actually signed on as plaintiffs to a federal lawsuit questioning the nationality of President Barack Obama. (To no surprise, A federal judge has since dismissed the suit, but not before rebuking Davis, Jones and their fellow conspiracists.)
Likewise, this is the same representative that opposed subsidizing school lunches for low income children during summer months saying, "Hunger can be a positive motivator." eventhough 1 in 5 Missouri kids is living in hunger.
Seriously Missouri, enough is enough. Cynthia Davis and Missouri Republicans have absolutely lost their mind.
We are calling on bloggers, media outlets and Missourians to speak out against this bill as well as Cynthia Davis' extremely radical ( insane) representation of both her district and this beautiful state. We are calling on church leaders around the state and country to do the same.
And finally, we are calling on The Missouri GOP, as well as their state Chairman David Cole and Executive Director Lloyd Smith, to speak out against this bill, Davis and Jones' questioning the President's citizenship, Davis' failure to sanely represent the people of Missouri and furthermore their decision earlier this year to keep 1 in 5 children living in hunger.
The other crazy Republican co-sponsors of the bill are: Republican Reps. Dugger (MO-144), Ruestman (MO-133), Wells (MO-147)
While it should go noted that organizations have the right to raise money as they wish as long as they are following the law, these donations raise a number of questions.
First, when this report by the NCR refers to "collections" are they referring to money donated by their congregation during church services? If so are all congregation members in attendance at the time of collection made aware that their donations were going to be used in order to oppose same-sex marriage? If not, were they made aware before or after; or at all?
Likewise, during such hard economic times, why are local churches and bishops demanding collections be used to attack equal rights, when they could be using it to heal the sick who can't afford healthcare and even feed or provide warmth and shelter for the poor and homeless; among other things?
We'd like your thoughts on the issue.
On a final note: Don't mistake the purpose of this post. We are not asking you the reader to stop donating to churches. We are simply asking you to hold your church, pastor or bishop responsible for what you may determine to be improper use of your donations.
To top it all off, during tough economic times, the website that started this campaign charges you nearly $30 dollars to send one sheet of paper called your pink slip!
This stance and the other crazy off the deep end stances that Republican Todd Akin and Cynthia Davis have taken are nothing new to their agenda.
Back in September, at a crazy right wing conference held in St. Louis titled "How to Take Back America", extremist right wingers from around the country flew in to express their anger and hatred and learned how to fuel the fire of the movement. The conference was put on by no other than local nativist Phyllis Schlafly and The Eagle Forum (Blue Note- see: friend of Funkhouser Parks Board Appointee Frances Semler).
The main topics might scare you: Comparing Obama to facism/marxim/nazism and what they called 'The Gay Agenda'.
Local conference attendees/speakers who should definitely scare you: Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) US Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), US Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), MO Rep. Cynthia Davis, as well as Missouri Republican candidates Ed Martin and Vicky Hartzler and to no surprise UMKC's very own Krazy Kris Kobach.
(Blue Note: Are you scared of Republicans yet? You should be. If not, check this out.)
The conference was so extreme that in an interview Schlafly was quoted as saying “Kitty has pointed out the parallels between the slow, incremental Hitler takeover of Austria and some of the things that are happening today,” said Schlafly, asked about Werthmann’s “How to Recognize Living Under Nazis and Communists” session. “She’s an expert on that. I see what [Obama] is doing as absolute socialism, as government ownership of the means of production.”
She of course was referring to Kitty Werthmann the 84-year-old native Austrian and leader of the South Dakota branch of the Eagle Forum who survived the excesses of the Third Reich and has made a career out of warning Americans that fascism is on its way.
Here's a piece of the conversation:
“We had prayer in school before we started class, and after class,” said Werthmann. “One day I came into the classroom and the crucifix was gone, and there was Hitler’s picture, and the Nazi flag on either side. And our teacher said, ‘Today we don’t pray anymore. We sing ‘Deutschland, Deutschland Uber Alles.’"
Werthmann explained how Hitler had euthanized mentally handicapped children, and how he’d kept lists of political enemies.
“What would you suggest we do,” asked one activist, “if we are asked to give up our guns?”
“Don’t you dare give up your guns!” thundered Werthmann. “Never, never, never!”
“Give them back one bullet at a time!” called out another activist.
And that was just the start...
Rev. Rick Scarborough, a pastor who advised Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign, pounded the podium at his Friday afternoon speech, warning of the president’s pro-gay agenda.
“The day the president put his hand on the bible,” said Scarborough, “his minions were changing official White House Website to reflect a whole new understanding of civil rights, to refer to homosexuals.” The Bible, said Scarborough, called these people “sodomites, which no one wants to talk about because it reminds them of their behavior.”
Some activists, and attendees followed this up with a breakout session on “How to Counter the Homosexual Extremist Movement,” and “How to Stop Feminist and Gay Attacks on the Military,” and also conspiracies like "The North American Union".
Peggy Carter, an Eagle Forum leader from North Carolina, was quoted saying that Obama was “anti-white,” and had only stealthily revealed that to Americans because “he can’t afford” to make it obvious.
Again folks, remember that they are talking about our President.
At the conference Davis said that lawsuits demanding proof of the president’s citizenship were chiefly about the integrity of the Constitution, and that because Obama’s father was Kenyan, Obama’s eligibility problems extended beyond his birth records.
To no surprise, The Eagle Forum speakers made fictional connections with Obama and Islam and led it to a battle with Christianity. One speaker said:
“It’s only because of intercessory prayer that we haven’t been hit again since September 11,” said Boykin. “Pray for America for 10 minutes a day. If we can mobilize millions of prayer warriors that can pray for 10 minutes a day, we can open the gates of heaven.”
The conference was closed by Former Arkansas Governor giving a speech and saying “God bless you,” said Huckabee, “and God bless Phyllis Schlafly most of all.”
We can't close this post any way other than demanding that US Rep. Todd Akin, MO Rep. Cynthia Davis, Ed Martin, Vicky Hartzler and The Missouri GOP
(1) apologize for attending this hate conference and denounce their affiliation or support of The Eagle Forum,
(2) denounce their affiliation or support of the pink slip campaign which not only misinforms voters but also suggests support for hate reverends such as Rev. Fred Phelps, Pastor Grant Swank and Martin Ssempa over the safety of their constituents,
(3) denounce their affiliation or support of World Net Daily --the sponsor of billboards suggesting our president is not American and the pink slip campaign,
(4) denounce World Net Daily's charging constituents $30 dollars in hard economic times to send a piece of paper to Washington D.C.
(5) denounce any billboard, propaganda or organization portraying our President as a "jihadist" and/or falsly portraying our President's religious affiliation (i.e. wearing a turbin when he is not Islamic).
(6) Go on the record as stating that they believe President Barack Obama is a naturally born citizen of The United States of America
(7) Apologize to The LGBT Community for attending conferences promoting prejudice, hatred, segregation and/or agression towards said community
(8) Apologize to the constituents of their district for using their elected platform to promote hate, prejudice, racist, ethnocentric or nativist agendas
(9) Openly/Publicly go on the record supporting Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the equal rights and treatment of all citizens equal rights of all men, women and children regardless of age, race, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, gender or political party
(10) Openly/Pulicly go on the record denouncing Rev. Fred Phelps, Pastor Grant Swank, Martin Ssempa, The Eagle Forum, and/or any other religious, political, or private figure that opposes equal rights of all men, women and children regardless of age, race, ethnicity, citizenship, religion, sexual orientation, gender or political party.
(11) Openly/Publicly release any and all records showing financial contributions to The Eagle Forum, World Net Daily, Rev. and/or any organization or group that actively promotes an agenda in anyway similar or equal to the groups mentioned above or organizes/supports events that promote said agendas.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"Sarah Palin's memoir Going Rogue: An American Life has garnered attention in part because of the number of copies sold before publication. But the book has been offered at below-cost prices from major online retailers, and Newsmax has used the book as a loss leader to promote its magazine, potentially inflating the book's sales."
Below is a quote from The Rachel Maddows Show. Take a look:
"Maddows: The government of Uganda is considering passing a law to execute gay people. Execute as in by hanging a, quote, “serial offender” or an HIV-positive person who commits same sex act. If enacted, this law would also impose a three-year prison sentence on anyone who knows of a gay person in the country but doesn‘t report that gay person to the government within 24 hours.
Who is supporting and promoting this legislation? Well, one of the proponents is a minister named Pastor Martin Ssempa. He was a familiar face to American conservative Evangelicals, because Mr. Ssempa has been a frequent guest of Pastor Rick Warren at One Saddleback Church in California..........
....(later)...Given with Rick Warren‘s deep involvement with Pastor Ssempa on matters including gay rights and AIDS issues in Uganda, “Newsweek” magazine asked Pastor Rick Warren his opinion of this proposed “kill the gays” law in Uganda.
Mr. Warren responded by distancing himself from Martin Ssempa, but also by refusing to condemn the proposal saying, quote, “It is not my personal calling as a pastor in America to comment or interfere in the political process of other nations.”
Really Rick Warren? But it is part of your personal calling as pastor in America to stand up against legislation that takes away the equal rights of all people or legislation that actually calls for genocide; correct?
We are calling on Rick Warren to officially apologize to America, the world and the people of Uganda for supporting Martin Ssempa's preachings as well as receiving him in his church on a frequent basis.
Likewise, we are calling on TV outlets as well as politicians from both parties, mainly the GOP as he supports them overwhemingly, to speak out against Rick Warren and Martin Ssempa.
The Far Right Is Full Of Wingnuttery! Sarah Palin Warriors Take To The Churches To Preach Politics..For Crazy People.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The Wrecking Ball Continues As Squitiro Reportedly Trying To Split African-American Community By Making Promises She Can't Deliver.
In doing so TKC is reporting quote
"RUMOR HAS IT CO-MAYOR SQUITIRO HAS SUMMONED A FEW FRINGE MEMBERS OF KC'S BLACK CLERGY TO HER BROOKSIDE HOME IN ORDER TO PERSUADE THEM TO STAND DOWN DURING THE HEARING OVER THE FATE OF CITY MANAGER WAYNE CAUTHEN!!!
It's just another disappointing and silly "divide and conquer" tactic.
Even worse . . . Squitiro didn't even bother calling real leaders like Rev. Michael Brooks of the Concerned Clergy of Kansas City, Missouri or even Emanuel Cleaver III."
If this is true--TKC's tipsters are rarely wrong on tips concerning the mayor and city hall-- we have some serious problems with this for a number of reasons.
First, why is Mayor Funkhouser's staff allowing this to happen? Are they not capable of standing up and objecting to this move? Because doing so would certainly be in the best interest of the mayor.
It's absolutely clear that Squitiro is not in any way in the position to, nor capable of, negotiating anything concerning the city or the mayor. To start, she is not a Mayor staffer or a city employee in any way. Additionally, she is completely incoherent to common sense and smart politics --which explains why she has consistently taken a wrecking ball to the mayor's office as well as his political career.
Secondly, why are clergy members even attending these conversations when they know that (1) they have nothing to gain by attending conversations with Gloria Squitiro (2) Gloria Squitiro can't deliver any promises made to the clergy.
Last point we would like to make is that Gloria Squitiro's circus involvement in this matter as well as the mayor's apparent attempt to persuade the clergy on this matter further proves that there may not have been any substantial reason explaining why Funkhouser jumped the council all together and suspended Wayne Cauthen without notice-- other than pure politics.
Politics alone is not an explainable reason for the move--especially when you completely jump the council and avoid a hearing. Add that to the way that Mr. Cauthen was treated during the suspension, and what we get Kansas City is a very hefty lawsuit. A lawsuit that obviously will not result in Funkhouser having to come up with the money; because the buck will just be passed to us--the taxpayers of Kansas City.