Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lets Get This Monkey Off Our Backs, Why Don't We

"Since Obama took office, the rate of  Death Threats against the president has increased 400 percent from the roughly 3,000 per year under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of "In the President's Secret Service."
On Sundays' BadGalSays, we gave some insight into our feelings on the new infamous Dark Knight Obama Poster sweeping the internet; and larger urban centers around the USA. it's not funny, nor is it a joke worthy of ignoring; because this is a thinly veiled threat to our national security - and outright to murder the head of this country, President Barack Obama.

please take a moment and check the post out below, and the comments which are the most telling.  we expect more, as this post is just hitting the fan.
We became aware of the poster on our pass through one of our regularly visited blogs - The Bobo. we were so shocked by what we read on his site that we responded quickly in his comments; before fully digesting the real meat of his words.

we've thought about it over the course of the week; and now we believe that it illustrates the prime reason the we are seeing this tremendous hike in presidential death threats. it's sad, but this is America. One Day We Will All Be AMERICANS; according to Some Americans who seem to have appointed themselves the guardians of What Represents "Americanism".

We ask You to Take Your Time and Read these sad examples of American Politics, and make your own conclusions as to why someone would take any of this lightly. we remember the sting from the Dead Monkey Piece above...

Personally Speaking I don't think it should be taken lightly. these are outright clear indications that Social Conditions and Moral Standards within America are very much the same as in 1955' when Emmit Till was lynched and chained to a Cotton Gin Fan; then hatefully tossed into a river in the moonlight; because Nobody Would Care Bout a Lil Nigger..

well guess what America, That Lil Nigger is NOW AMERICA;

Y'all Chew On That For A While, Why Don'tcha

New book claims Obama gets 30 death threats a day.

*President Barack Obama is the target of more than 30 potential death threats a day and is being protected by an increasingly over-stretched and under-resourced Secret Service, according to a new book.

Since Obama took office, the rate of threats against the president has increased 400 percent from the roughly 3,000 per year under President George W. Bush, according to Ronald Kessler, author of "In the President's Secret Service."

Some threats to Obama, whose Secret Service codename is Renegade, have been publicized, including an alleged plot by white supremacists in Tennessee late last year to rob a gun store, shoot 88 black people, decapitate another 14 and then assassinate the first black president in American history.

Most however, are kept under wraps because the Secret Service fears that revealing details of them would only increase the number of copycat attempts. Although most threats are not credible, each one has to be investigated thoroughly.

According to the book, intelligence officials received intel that people associated with the Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabaab might try to disrupt Obama's inauguration in January, when the Secret Service coordinated at least 40,000 agents and officers from some 94 police, military and security agencies.

More than a dozen counter-sniper teams were stationed along the inauguration parade route and the criminal records of employees and hotel guests in nearby buildings were scrutinized, the book states. Despite all this, there were glaring loopholes in the security.

Kessler describes how more than 100 VIPs and major campaign donors were screened by metal detectors but then walked along a public pavement before boarding "secure" buses and were not checked again. It could have been relatively simple for an assassin to have mingled with them in order to get close enough to shoot the new president, the book notes.

After Obama was elected president, his two children Malia, 11, codenamed Radiance, and Sasha, eight, codenamed Rosebud, began receiving Secret Service protection. Obama's wife Michelle is codenamed Renaissance. The Secret Service also started to protect Vice-President Joe Biden's children, grandchildren, and mother.

Instead of bringing in more agents, the Secret Service directed agents to work longer hours to cover the extra load and to miss firearms training, physical fitness sessions and tests.

"We have half the number of agents we need, but requests for more agents have fallen on deaf ears at headquarters," a Secret Service agent told Kessler. "Headquarters' mentality has always been, 'You can complete the mission with what you have. You're a U.S.S.S. agent'."

WHO'S BEHIND DRAMATIC OBAMA JOKER POSTER?: Is it free speech or something straight up sinister?

August 4, 2009

*And it don't stop. Has the circus that is the Obama Haters added another act, so to speak?

Some supposed "artist" is going around LA plastering posters of the first black prez made to look like Heath Ledger's Joker in the "The Dark Knight." Not only that, but the word "socialism" is prominently situated under the image.

The unknown person or persons created the poster by combining the cover photo of Mr. Obama from the October 2006 issue of Time Magazine, with the face makeup from the Joker.

According to reports, the posters have been spotted in different parts of Los Angeles on Monday. Most people who have spotted them claim they were located near on-ramps and underpasses in both LA and Hollywood. Another report says they've also been seen in the Atlanta area.

Meanwhile, LA activist and EUR columnist, Earl Ofari Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the posters to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.

"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery," says Hutchinson, "it is mean-spirited and dangerous.

"We have issued a public challenge to the person or group that put up the poster to come forth and publicly tell why they have used this offensive depiction to ridicule President Obama."

To no one's surprise, the graphic has also gone viral online. It initially crashed the website of conservative radio host Tammy Bruce, where it was first posted over the weekend. It has also risen to the top of Google's "Today's Hot Trends" list.


Professor considers moving in the wake of racially-charged arrest.

August 4, 2009
Henry Louis Gates *Black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. made his first public appearance since sharing a beer with President Obama and the white officer who arrested him for disorderly conduct last month during an incident at his home.

Speaking before 150 spectators at the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival, where he was promoting his book, “In Search of Our Roots: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past,” Gates said he has received numerous death threats since he accused the officer, Sgt. James Crowley, of racially profiling him during the arrest.

“You should die; you’re a racist,” read one e-mail that Gates recalled.

The threats, Gates said, prompted Harvard University officials to suggest he consider moving. It has already forced Gates to change his e-mail address and cell phone number.

Crowley was investigating a possible burglary at Gates’ home, which Harvard University owns. While Crowley claims Gates became enraged and continued to yell despite warnings, Gates has alleged racial profiling and said he never raised his voice. A charge of disorderly conduct against Gates was dropped.

The arrest incited a national debate over race and class that Gates said yesterday shows no sign of abating. “They have not been resolved at all,” Gates said.

On July 25, someone posted signs outside Gates’ Ware Street home calling him “shameful” and a “racist.” Gates said he has also received bomb threats.

Gates said he dreamed he was arrested at the White House the night before his meeting with Obama and Crowley. He said his family and Crowley’s were “like a deer caught in headlights” upon meeting. But the two were able to use humor to break the ice, Gates said.

“I offered to get his kids into Harvard if he doesn’t arrest me again,” Gates said. “I said to him, ‘I would have sworn you were 6-feet-8 inches tall,’ ” Gates said. “He said, ‘I used to be, but I’ve lost 2 to 3 feet over the last two weeks.’ How can you be mad at a guy like that? When he’s not arresting you, Sgt. Crowley is a nice guy.”

They even talked about meeting again, perhaps going to a Red Sox or Celtics game, Gates said. A man in the crowd told Gates he admired his sense of humor, prompting Gates to quip: “I should have been funnier in the kitchen of my house on July 16.”

Gates is planning a documentary from both the perspective of police and people who have been victims of racial profiling so “Americans can understand that you can have two equally valid perceptions of the same event.”


askcherlock said...

I am sickened by this overt racism. People can call it free speech or put any label on it they choose, but it is one thing and one thing only. Racism. Here is a man elected to be our leader, our President by majority vote. Yes, that does mean the electoral college if you want to get specific. But simmering not far beneath the surface are those who do these racially indendiary affronts such as the Obama "Joker" picture and actually find it acceptable. It is not. It is appalling that people were not raised well enough to have learned RESPECT. One can disagree with a president, as I often did with Bush, but to stir the cauldron of racism by posting this on the Internet shows a complete lack of regard for our leader, and therefore our country. So go on, get your warm guns, go to your rallies and tally up the cost if President Obama has something horrific happen to him as a result. If you have any character in you, just a shred, then be aware that death threats against this man, according to this post, are increasing by 400%. If you are not part of the solutions for this country then you ARE the problem and heaven help you.

Babsy said...

@Cher - You Are Straight as an Arrow to the Point on this one Mon Aime.

do you think they've even considered what will happen if something happens to Our President ?

I absolutely doubled over in laughter the other night when I anounced the chain of command.

Joe Biden Becomes President ;;;;;

mwwwaaaahhhhhhh.. girll break out the slow ginn fizzs' happy days are here again.

sorry Repiglicans - I thought You Knew. oooo maybe this should be a post to alert them. wow.
what an idea.

that'll probably make rush hurry out for a drum of oxycontin.
whoooooopie ! hey who makes that, I gotta get some of that stock quick. before I make the announcement. AFLACCCCCCCCC

Tiff said...

I need a paper bag.... The two of you are making me hyperventilate...

While they're getting the oxycontin, do you think someone would pick up a benzo for me?

I didn't realize that this existed in such preverse numbers and fashion.

I live in my own world - where this stuff doesn't happen.