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“On his Monday show, Rush Limbaugh ranted against “white guilt” and “Caucasians” getting “blamed for slavery when they’ve done more to end it than any other race, and within the bounds of the Constitution to boot.”

“White guilt is doing nothing for anybody, and white guilt is not solving anything,” Limbaugh said. “And besides that, a little history lesson for you. If any race of people should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians.”*

Rush Limbaugh is back with more hypocrisy– now he’s saying this country shouldn’t be talking about slavery or even have white guilt, because white people ended slavery! But…who started slavery in the U.S.?

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Cases like Republican Rob Portman coming out for gay marriage only AFTER finding out his son is gay is the perfect example of the Conservative mindset and their inability to show empathy for anything that isn’t directly happening to them..

Dennis Rodman recently traveled to North Korea along with The Harlem Globetrotters for a scheduled appearance with N.Korea‘s leader Kim Jung Il.  Il, a great fan of American Basketball, as was his father, welcomed Rodman with a party and the two according to accounts not only hit it off, but got very drunk during the festivities.

The campaign for Texas to secede from the union has collected roughly 90,000 signatures so far, well more than the 25,000 required for a response from the Obama administration as part of the Obama administration’s We the People program.

The average person who’s signed the petition is a far right-wing conservative who wants to live in a country that’s pro-business and Christian, hostile towards homosexuals and immigrants, with low federal income taxes and no provisions for mandatory health insurance.

That sounds a lot like another place with big open spaces and lots of oil and natural gas: Russia! Since a state cannot unilaterally secede from the union — remember the Civil War — maybe these Texans should consider moving to Russia. Their fellow Texans would probably be happy to see these extreme right-wingers go.

Texas can, however, divide itself into five different states, as stipulated in the 1845 Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas. Maybe the Valley and the state’s large metro areas should declare their independence from Texas.

In this extremely contentious election cycle, President Obama and Mitt Romney spent a majority of their time and money in a handful of battleground states. John Samples of the Center for Representative Government and Saul Anuzis, senior adviser at National Popular Vote, stop by The Fold set to debate whether the electoral college is unfairly giving some votes more meaning than others.

 

In this week’s address, President Obama says that Congress should act to keep our nation moving forward by keeping taxes low for 98 percent of Americans, cutting red tape so responsible homeowners can save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates, and creating a veterans jobs corps to help our returning heroes find work.

 

Marion Barry was D.C.‘s mayor for sixteen years (1979-91 and 1995-99), and currently he’s a city council member representing Ward 8, a section of D.C. that’s overwhelmingly African-American. Barry, who popularized the phrase “Bitch set me up!” during an FBI sting operation that sent him to prison, is back in the news for declaring that Asian business owners in his district should be driven out. “We got to do something about these Asians coming in and opening up businesses and dirty shops,” he said at an April 3rd campaign event. “They ought to go. I’m going to say that right now.” Reason.tv Correspondent Kennedy caught up with Barry at D.C.’s City Hall to discuss his comments.

“An Arizona bill that creates a high school course for public and charter school students that teaches the Bible and its role in Western culture is headed to the Republican Gov. Jan Brewer‘s desk for approval…”.*

The three amigos, Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham have been building up the rhetoric when it comes to the US going to war with Iran. But when you take a closer look, these same characters have a history of befriending dictators before the US overthrows them. It is easy to confuse pro-war with pro-democracy lately and Ben Barber, journalist and photographer for McClatchy Newspapers, helps take a closer looker at differentiating the two.

President Obama has sent Afghan President Karzai a letter of apology for the burning of The Koran at a U.S. military base as the violent protests continue on for a third day.(Video #1)

The horrible ironic part to this story is, just a few years earlier, US Troops burned hundreds of Holy Bibles in an effort to respect Afghan authorities, and to prevent Troops from trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.(video #2)