Tag: Racism

Republicans around the country call for Dave Agema’s removal – but not Gov. Rick Snyder or Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

Republicans around the country call for Dave Agema’s removal – but not Gov. Rick Snyder or Lt. Gov. Brian Calley

Republicans in Michigan and around the country are lining up to reject the notorious bigot Dave Agema. Here in our state, multiple Republican elected officials have called for his removal from the Republican National Committee: Oakland County Sens. Mike Kowall and Jim Marleau and Rep. Jim Tedder sent the 168-member Republican Party governing board a letter Tuesday pleading that it […]

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UPDATED: Dave Agema thinks white supremacist racism is “enlightening”, Michigan GOP takes over a week to respond

UPDATED: Dave Agema thinks white supremacist racism is “enlightening”, Michigan GOP takes over a week to respond

GOP Governor Rick Snyder with racist bigot Dave Agema This post has been updated below and the title changed to reflect the update. It wouldn’t be January in Michigan without a new outrage from our state’s most nauseating bigot Dave Agema. On New Years Eve, Agema took to his Facebook page to share a particularly odious article from a white […]

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UPDATED: Crain’s Detroit Business editor uses slave plantation imagery: “Maybe Detroit needs a permanent overseer”

UPDATED: Crain’s Detroit Business editor uses slave plantation imagery: “Maybe Detroit needs a permanent overseer”

Dude, are you for real? Keith Crain, editor-in-chief of Crain’s Detroit Business, has an op-ed out this morning titled “Maybe we need a permanent overseer”. The “we” in this case is the city of Detroit. This is not to cast aspersions on our current politicians. But we don’t know how long they will be in office and who will replace […]

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Effort to raise minimum wage – which corporatists shills refer to as the “black teenage unemployment act” – is a win for Dems

Effort to raise minimum wage – which corporatists shills refer to as the “black teenage unemployment act” – is a win for Dems

It’s not a racist dog whistle. It’s just racist. The national effort to raise the minimum wage (which hasn’t been done since July 24, 2009) is a winning issue for Democrats. Because of this, conservatives Republicans corporatists are freaking out. It’s got them so freaked out that economist Art Laffer, the father of “trickle down economics”, skipped past using coded, […]

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Oregon Republicans “celebrate” Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lincoln by auctioning an assault rifle

Oregon Republicans “celebrate” Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Lincoln by auctioning an assault rifle

Oh, stop it with your “cynical misinterpretation” It’s hard to tell if the Republicans of the Multnomah County Republican Party in Oregon are tone deaf or hideous racists. This past week, to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Abraham Lincoln, both killed by an assassin’s bullet, they auctioned off an AR-15 rifle. Their press release was […]

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Michigan Republicans continue with GOP effort to rebrand themselves as the party of choice for African Americans

Michigan Republicans continue with GOP effort to rebrand themselves as the party of choice for African Americans

I hate to tell you this, but it’s not going to work The Republican party is in desperation mode trying to ingratiate themselves with the African American community. Having spent the last several decades using race-baiting techniques to drum up support with southern whites, they’ve suddenly seen the light and know that, unless they can begin appealing to the black […]

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(Not) Joe the (not) plumber: “Admit it. You want a white Republican president again.”

(Not) Joe the (not) plumber: “Admit it. You want a white Republican president again.”

Aye, aye, aye… Photo by Chris Savage | Eclectablog Remember Samuel Wurzelbacher? Let me refresh your memory: he was the stooge the Palin/McCain campaign trotted around the country under the name Joe the Plumber. He was neither a “Joe” nor a “plumber”, typical of the blatant lying that took place in 2008. Well, (not) Joe is back and hoo-boy is […]

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In case you thought birtherism and Obama derangement syndrome were dead, they aren’t

In case you thought birtherism and Obama derangement syndrome were dead, they aren’t

Sometimes it’s hard to be proud to be an American

I saw this sign today about an hour and a half northeast of Houston, Texas.

Yes, it says “USA UNDER SEIGE BY FOREIGN LEADER — OBAMA”.

And yes, “siege” is spelled wrong.

See it in all its hideous glory after the jump.

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Township Clerk calls her Township Supervisor an “arrogant nigger” and, yeah, she’s a Democrat

Township Clerk calls her Township Supervisor an “arrogant nigger” and, yeah, she’s a Democrat

Please, just pack up your stuff and leave

Buena Vista Township Clerk Gloria Platko, a Democrat, revealed her inner racist when during a phone call with Interim Township Manager Dexter Mitchell, calling the Township Supervisor Dwayne Parker an “arrogant nigger”. Referring to Parker, she said, “He is just doing whatever he can. You know what I think of Mr. Parker right now, and I know you’re not even going to like this. But he’s just an arrogant nigger. And I’m sorry to say it that way, but that’s the way I feel.” Not so sorry that she couldn’t just keep her racist sputum to herself, it seems.

Much more including audio and video after the jump.

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2nd nurse sues Hurley Hospital for complying with racist’s demands; original lawsuit goes to federal court

2nd nurse sues Hurley Hospital for complying with racist’s demands; original lawsuit goes to federal court

Racism shall not be tolerated

A second nurse has joined Tonya Battle in filing a lawsuit against Flint hospital Hurley Medical Center. Carlotta Armstrong claims that, like Battle, she was subjected to racial discrimination when administrators complied with a blatantly racist father’s demand that no African American nurses care of his baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Details on this and more after the jump.

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Mich hospital sued for agreeing to racist’s demand that no black nurses treat his baby

Mich hospital sued for agreeing to racist’s demand that no black nurses treat his baby

More embarrassment for the Mitten state

Tonya Battle is a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan. Last year on Halloween, she was caring for a baby in the NICU unit. The baby’s father, approached her, and asked to see her supervisor. What happened next is right out of the early part of the 20th Century racist south.

The man demanded that no African American nurses care for his baby. Not only that, the hospital complied. They are now being sued by Tonya Battle.

Details after the jump.

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