In preparation for the release of Oscar-bait film The Butler, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, and director Lee Daniels (Precious) sat down with Parade magazine. The film chronicles a butler (Whitaker) who works in the White House through seven administrations. Winfrey plays the butler’s wife. In the interview, Winfrey explained her sadness that so few Americans know about the history of the civil rights movement: “They don’t know diddly-squat. Diddly-squat.” She then said of the historic use of the n-word, “I always think of the millions of people who heard that as their last
Comments: Maybe she could focus on what is being taught in the schools here and the incompetent union teachers rather than spending millions of dollars for her school in Africa. s/o
Perhaps she should addressed the millions of Blacks that have been and continue to be murdered using medical tools and then flushed down the toilet at the rate of 1,600 per day...those numbers are more shameful and accurate than the ones she cites for lynching...
Oprah is one of the most influential people on earth, so it is troubling that she should be so ignorant. She is only off by three orders of magnitude (a factor of 1000), but who cares, the narrative is spot on for the racial grievance community.
OW is a diva of the dummies, the queen of the easily influenced, a leader of the lofos. Like many other "has beens", she was so yesterday, but she is trying to be relevant today. Much like a faded hollywood star, her time has passed. Most of us really do not care what she has to say.
You know, the same lo-fo voters that put a community activist in the White House revere this ignorant woman. The mask is finally ripped off. I am glad she makes it clear that she is the same as Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Michelle Obama and Marc Lamont.
Oprah is the ignorant one here; yes, the lynchings were ghastly, but no one alive today had anything to do with this. Oprah would do better to spend her money communicating with the black community to clean up their image. Blacks always want to be the victims. Encourage young black men to stay in school, learn to read and write properly, marry the woman who you impregnate, and learn skills so you can get a job and contribute to society, get off welfare. My image of black men is formed by experience; I have been robbed twice by black men, I was assaulted by a black man, and I witnessed a mugging of a white man by black youths. This is the image Oprah, Sharpton, and Jesse need to focus upon. I did not even mention how appalled most of us were about Rachael Jeantel who was both ignorant and arrogant; not a good image at all.
Oprah, millions really? The racist bs is falling on deaf ears so the usual hustlers are turning up the volume. Thinking Black Americans are challenging the plantation masters and the masters are scrambling.
While there may have been 5000 black lynchings ...there were 3000 white lynchings.....
The white slavery of Irish outnumbered the black slavery...but found being on the dole a reprehensible humiliation.
Oprah please address the outrageous black on white violence that exists today...address Channon Chistian and Chris Newsome that was in yesterday´s posting from FrontPage Magazine...and should have been a MUST READ today
This is how libs play. Make up a very large number ("There are 3million homeless", "There are 30 million without health insurance", "There are 150,000 women beaten on Super Bowl Sunday")in an attempt to get what they want. No one ever calls them on it, so why should they stop doing it? They lie because they are liars by nature, but I don´t understand why their followers agree to be lied to.
Well, there are 56.50 million aborted human beings to date since Roe vs. Wade Oprah. How many of those are black dead babies Oprah! That´s the real "lynching" Oprah. It´s called genocide Oprah. And you, and Bow-Boy and the so-called "Democratic Party" are responsible Oprah. And to whom will you answer Oprah?
...this loud mouth stopped being boring when she flew to New Orleans on day two and began fueling her failed attempt at race riots. At that moment she became dangerous. These race baiting leaders of the black community are dangerous. They are dangerous to the black community!
There are many of us that remember the Civil Rights movement. We know that the Democrats including the inventor of the Internets´ father, voted against it. We remember other Democrats in the KKK. We remember individuals such as Charlton Heston (the NRA guy and Moses) walked side by side with MLK. But I don´t remember a million blacks being lynched.
Yeah, and if blacks knew it was the Republican Party that actually was instrumental in passing the civil rights legislation of the 1960´s would that matter? Like LBJ said on tape, "If we pass this, we´ll have the n----rs´ votes for a generation." LBJ was wrong only in that it has been more than a generation that blacks have voted for the dhimmirat plantation overseers.
The Oprahs of the world have little regard for facts. They rely upon their emotions to form their conclusions. The careless use of language and lack of simple intellectual discipline is characteristic of the type. These are not the people to turn to for wisdom or instruction. They have their uses, e.g. entertainment. It is a mistake to take them seriously and a sign of serious trouble in a culture when large numbers of people do so.
Oprah, Oprah, Oprah, what you moss is that most of us were never tuned in to your Big Black Hope still sitting the world´s once power seat with his white communist half denied but dominating. The rest are tuned out and off by the sob sister stories.
I refuse to pander by making a of course this or that was ladaladalada, because some of us have outgrown the racism era. People asked for a chance and then voted in Change--a chance for a socialist to change America. What doesn´t Oprah understand, being self interest focused?
Trained to dislike racism and avid watchers of "The Help", many of us really dislike racists of all colors. MLK dreamt and opened a promise in brotherhood that failed. Feminists promised women big things and what it has produced is the option for women of being sex hustlers to have a man. Intellectuals promised us enlightenment and what they gave us is a bunch of atheists to tromp on our rights. Gays asked for equality in marriage rights but what they want and won´t settle without is power, power to demand accomodation from society.
So with that in mind, what was it Oprah was bemoaning?
People like her are why I quit going to movies 30 years ago.
The best thing that could happen is for honest people to quit supporting these actors, singers, dancers, politicians, crooks, whatever they do for a living. No longer buy any of their products or watch any of their free TV, Radio, etc that supports their ignorant attitude.
In his book “The Audacity of Hope,” President Barack Obama praised the Constitution and the federalism it enshrines, including the “three coequal” branches of government and checks on power that “prevent tyranny by either the few or the many." “The outlines of Madison’s constitutional architecture are so familiar that even schoolchildren can recite them: not only rule of law and representative government, not just a bill of rights, but also the separation of the national government into three coequal branches, a bicameral Congress, and a concept of federalism that preserved authority in state governments, all of it designed to diffuse
White House press secretary Jay Carney said that they’re leaving the investigation of an American teacher shot in Benghazi up to the Libyans. The Libya Herald reported that chemistry teacher Ronnie Smith, 33, was running on Dubai Street in Benghazi’s Digadosta district when he was shot multiple times. According to witnesses, Smith was approached by a black SUV that “drove up to him and retreated several times before shots were fired from the vehicle.” Smith had lived in Benghazi for 13 months with his wife and their 2-year old while teaching at Benghazi International School. His wife had flown back
President Obama directed federal agencies and the military to nearly triple renewable energy consumption by the end of the decade, setting a target of getting 20 percent of electricity from renewable sources. The move, which comes through executive order, is the latest in a series of administrative efforts the White House has employed to address climate change through curbing greenhouse gas emissions. And focusing on the federal government -- the nation´s largest energy user -- could have a significant impact. "Meeting this renewable energy goal will reduce pollution in our communities, promote American energy independence, and support homegrown energy produced by American
The President´s problems are not restricted to millennials -- a majority of whom support throwing him out of office. A new Gallup poll finds that his job approval among Hispanics has fallen 23% in the last year. What´s more, white women (especially blue collar white women) have turned sharply against ObamaCare. From the National Journal, reporting on polling provided to it from the Kaiser Family Foundation: According to Kaiser, 40 percent of college-educated white women hold a “very unfavorable” view of the law—10 points higher than a month ago. An additional 10 percent view the law “somewhat unfavorably.” A month
This has to be the lamest spin to date in defense of Obama´s most famous mega-lie, and it comes from an appropriately lame source. Cringe-worthy: "What he said was true. If you want to keep the insurance you have, you can keep it. The problem is, we did not put the bill into effect that way." I´m speechless. The promise Obama made was true, except for the fact that the law he signed didn´t allow it to be kept. Incredible. Reid´s bigger point -- and I use the term loosely -- is that because insurance plans are renewed on an
A group of young ballerinas rehearsing for “The Nutcracker” was kicked out of American University’s theatre so MSNBC host Chris Matthews could interview President Obama on Thursday. American University admitted they dumped Ballet Petite’s two final dress rehearsals so they could host MSNBC’s “Hardball College Tour.” Matthews will be presiding over a one-hour conversation with the man he’s likened to President Kennedy’s last brother, President Abraham Lincoln and Jesus Christ. The ballet company had been scheduled to rehearse on Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for their opening performance on Sunday.
The Internal Revenue Service quietly proposed new regulations aimed at 501(c)(4) organizations during the Thanksgiving recess that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, called "a crass political effort by the Administration to get what political advantage they can, when they can." Tea Party groups and other conservative organizations were apparently singled out by the IRS starting in 2010, and the heavy hand of government suppression of these groups may have greatly attributed to Obama´s re-election, an American Enterprise Institute study revealed in October. The Washington Post reported last week the Treasury Department said the new rules “may be
WASHINGTON — President Obama marked the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, who died in Pretoria today at age 95, by noting that his own first “political action” was an anti-apartheid protest. Having served 27 years behind bars for various sedition charges, Mandela was released from prison in 1990 and forged an end to apartheid with President F.W. de Klerk. The two shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. De Klerk, 77, was hospitalized in July to have a pacemaker installed. Mandela had been in failing health for years and various media reports over the past few months
In an article published on Monday that advocates for Common Core standards, the Associated Press presents what amounts to the typical talking points for supporters when faced with criticism that Common Core is a federal takeover of education. The standards were created by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to improve academic achievement and increase accountability. President Barack Obama and his administration embraced them. Actually, Barack Obama did not simply “embrace” a concept that others developed; instead, the very roots of Common Core are in the early ideas generated by him and his fellow radical community
When George W. Bush was president of the United States, many of the left fell prey to what columnist Charles Krauthammer called "Bush Derangement Syndrome": "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush." With Bush out of office, BDS has waned somewhat. Unfortunately, it has been replaced by a converse condition, just as grave and dangerous to the mental stability of its victims: "Obama Worship Syndrome." Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) announced that she introduced a bill aimed at ensuring that rural states get their fair share of federal communications services, such as broadband. Ayotte said her home state currently receives only 37 cents for every dollar they contribute to the Universal Service Fund (USF) — a federal rural communications program. “In our increasingly digital world, it´s critical that rural communities be able to take advantage of the economic and educational benefits of high-speed Internet access,” Ayotte said Wednesday. The USF Equitable Distribution Act, S. 1766, would ensure that a rural state is guaranteed to receive at
President Obama on Wednesday compared the challenges of health care reform to the civil rights movement as he urged young people to do “whatever they can” to help boost enrollment in Obamacare. In an address to a youth summit hosted at the White House, Obama urged young supporters to not get “discouraged” amid the health care law´s rocky rollout and with polls showing declining support for the president´s signature achievement. “Stuff that´s worth it is always hard. The civil rights movement was hard. Getting women the right to vote, that was hard. Making sure that workers had the right to
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
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Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
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Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues
Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean. At the same time, some worst-case fears about climate change that have entered the popular imagination can be ruled out as unlikely, at least over the next century, the panel found. These include a sudden belch of methane from the ocean or the Arctic that would fry the planet, as
America is facing a wave of strikes by its fast-food workers on Thursday a day after Barack Obama warned that inequality in the USA had soared to the point that it now posed "a fundamental threat to the American dream". Low-paid workers in McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and other fast-food outlets in 100 cities across America were due to start rolling strikes to protest at the low level of America´s $7.25 (£4.45) federal minimum wage. The strikes are the latest part of a mushrooming publicity campaign for higher wages among those working so-called "McJobs", with fast-food restaurants seen as a
The world premiere of the “Ballad for Trayvon Martin for Orchestra and Jazz Quartet” is set for tonight. Princeton University’s director of its jazz-studies program composed the work in honor of the Florida teen. Anthony D. J. Branker told the Star-Ledger that the piece is intended to “be a form of healing” after Martin’s death and the controversial court case that followed it. The ballad, which will be performed by the university’s official orchestra and jazz ensemble, is intended to be a tribute to victims of racial violence, Branker explained. He hopes that the performance will be “one that speaks to
The president put in his ask to Disney CEO Bob Iger at a private meeting with entertainment moguls during his Nov. 26 visit to Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation. [snip] If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg´s DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale. At the end of the conversation -- which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran -- Obama revealed what´s at the top of his bucket