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Heroes in the Age of the Selfie

Manny41 Wrote: 23 mins ago (10:15 AM)
The truth is that Lyndon Baines Johnson was a life-long segregationist who resisted numerous attempts to eliminate the poll tax and literacy tests during his twenty-three year career in the House and Senate. He blocked every major and minor piece of meaningful civil rights legislation as the leader of the Southern block in the US Senate, and as its powerful Majority Leader. It was Lyndon Johnson who neutered the 1957 Civil Rights Act with a poison pill amendment that required violators of the Act be tried before state (all-white), not federal juries. Many contemporary liberals including Joseph Rauh, the president of Americans for Democratic Action, and A. Philip Randolph, a vice president of the AFL-CIO, called the bill worthless, and “worse than no bill at all.” As Vice President, Lyndon Johnson orchestrated southern congressional opposition to JFK’s civil rights agenda and repeatedly warned JFK to go slow on the civil rights, voting rights, and open housing legislation that Kennedy had promised in his 1960 campaign. Johnson was perfectly happy to threaten Dr. King. It was under the administration of President Lyndon Johnson that the FBI heavily wiretapped Dr. King and the FBI sent an anonymous letter to King threatening to expose his sexual infidelity and taste for white women unless he committed suicide. Attorney General Robert Kennedy first signed off on wiretapping King under his brother, President John F. Kennedy. When he took office following JFK’s assassination in 1963, Lyndon Johnson continued the surveillance. Hoover liked to play the recordings of King’s sexual trysts at cocktail parties of his elite friends for amusement. LBJ on the Civil Rights Act 1957: “These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. For if we don’t move at all, then their allies will line up against us and there’ll be no way of stopping them, we’ll lose the filibuster and there’ll be no way of putting a brake on all sorts of wild legislation. It’ll be Reconstruction all over again.” On the Civil Rights Act 1964: “I’ll have those ni**ers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.” —Lyndon B. Johnson to two governors on Air Force One. The left can and has been trying to re-cast LBJ
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Derail Fast Track!

Manny41 Wrote: 44 mins ago (9:54 AM)
So how is that establishment Republican assault upon conservative candidates working out?
There is an alternative. A grass roots movement is underway to establish a conservative party that will ultimately send the Republican party the way of the Whigs and compel the RINOs to re-register as the Democrats they are. Replacing RINOs with conservatives is the answer, not turning ten country over to the socialists to have what remains of America stripped away from those of us who love what America was founded upon and grew into the great nation that it is or was.
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Harvey Weinstein's P.C. Oscar Campaign

Manny41 Wrote: 1 hour ago (9:37 AM)
In 1926, the movie industry was having serious problems. Several studio owners determined that the movie industry needed to organize something to help the movie industry deal with its problems both creative, technical and labor, so they created awards to give to themselves to stir up interest in movies. Today, patently disingenuous self important completely insignificant people who pretend for a living give themselves awards. Can someone explain who cares?
Sheryl Attkinsson - what journalism used to be.
How about Sheriff David Clarke for AG?
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The Power of Personality

Manny41 Wrote: Jan 29, 2015 9:25 AM
Less than a month after taking office, Obama shipped Churchill's bronze bust back to England. Nuf said.
None of the give away pie in the sky issues were intended to be passed into law. They were put out by the demagogue in chief for Republicans to vote them down simply to fabricate election issues in 2016. Boehner.McConnell should ignore them, but surely they will take the bait and make themselves look stupid.
Her history reveals that Lynch is holder lite. She mirrors Holder's political view on voter ID and champions Holder's view on disparate impact, recently thrown out in federal court. She has been a part of Holder's advisory team. We can do better than another political sycophant. We must do better.
Or is ruin the party?
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