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Vox Populi / Republican Congressman refers to Obama as "uppity"
« on: September 04, 2008, 05:49:29 pm »
I knew it wouldn't be long before one of 'em let it come out:

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/westmoreland-calls-obama-uppity-2008-09-04.html

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Vox Populi / Savage Dragon endorses Obama
« on: August 25, 2008, 07:32:35 pm »
To my knowledge, the first comic book hero to endorse a presidential candidate.



Details here:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=17760

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Vox Populi / Sole black reporter removed from McCain event
« on: August 02, 2008, 10:32:01 pm »
Tallahassee Democrat senior writer Stephen Price on Friday was singled out and asked to leave a media area at the Panama City rally of presidential candidate Sen. John McCain.

Price was among at least three other reporters, and the only black reporter, surrounding McCain's campaign bus — Gov. Charlie Crist and his fiancee, Carole Rome, were already aboard — when a member of the Arizona senator's security detail asked the reporter to identify himself. Price had shown his media credentials to enter the area.

 
 
Price showed his employee identification as well as his credentials for the Friday event.

"I explained I was with the state press, but the Secret Service man said that didn't matter and that I would have to go," Price said.

When another reporter asked why Price was being removed, she too was led out of the area. Other state reporters remained.

Jonathan Block does advance work for McCain's campaign. He was in Panama City on Friday but was not present when reporter Stephen Price was asked to move from a restricted area.

"Access to the senator is tightly controlled," Block said. "I would first express regret that your reporter was moved, and I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt that race had nothing to do with it."

Tallahassee Democrat Executive Editor Bob Gabordi said the incident was unwarranted.

"We're deeply concerned and disturbed that our reporter — of all of those in that area — was asked to move," Gabordi said. "My understanding is that Stephen was the only reporter approached and asked to leave the area, and the only reporter in that area who is black. Another reporter who stood up for Stephen was then asked to leave."

A Panama City police officer approached while Price was speaking to the security member. Panama City police were unavailable for comment Friday night.

Block said the area where Price was standing was restricted to members of the traveling national press corps that accompanies McCain on the campaign trail.

"At the end of the day, your reporter was in the wrong place. I do not know why the other reporters were not moved. The rest of the local press should have been moved as well," Block said.

The campaign advance man said there were many reasons that could have prompted Price being asked to move, depending on how visible his press identification was, whether he had a bag and possibly information about McCain's movement, which could have prompted the security person to move people in one area and not in another.

"It's really like a pressure cooker with security," Block said.

http://floridacapitalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080802/CAPITOLNEWS/808020312


 


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Other Comics / New VIXEN limited series
« on: July 20, 2008, 04:38:50 pm »
DC presents its FIRST EVER series (limited or otherwise) starring a black superheroine:

VIXEN: RETURN OF THE LION #1
Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Cafu
Cover by Josh Middleton
On a mission against the mega-mobsters of Intergang, the Justice League makes a stunning discovery revealing the truth behind the death of Vixen’s mother. Long ago, poachers were fingered in her murder, but stunning proof arrives exposing the identity of her real killer! And the man responsible is still alive, making a vicious play for power in the homeland Vixen left years ago.
This groundbreaking 5-issue miniseries by rising stars G. Willow Wilson (OUTSIDERS: AQUAMAN/METAMORPHO, CAIRO, AIR) and Cafu (Black Panther) plunges the League’s animal-powered warrior into a deeply spiritual, but instantly deadly, quest for vengeance – and draws the League itself into the newest chapter of Intergang’s ever-expanding race for domination.
On sale october 1 • 1 of 5 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US


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Black Panther / BLACK PANTHER #38 Preview
« on: July 18, 2008, 04:14:25 pm »

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Black Panther / BLACK PANTHER #40 Preview
« on: July 16, 2008, 02:19:42 pm »

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Vox Populi / Post war suicides may exceed combat deaths
« on: July 07, 2008, 11:09:19 am »
But why really support the troops when you can put a yellow ribbon bumper sticker on your car and say you do:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601124&sid=a2_71Klo2vig&refer=home

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Vox Populi / Condoleezza Rice: I'm proud we invaded Iraq
« on: July 04, 2008, 05:04:07 pm »
July 3 (Bloomberg) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she's ``proud'' of the U.S. decision to wage the Iraq war and insisted that the world is not more dangerous than it was when George W. Bush took office.

``We're now beginning to see that perhaps it's not so popular to be a suicide bomber. We're beginning to see that perhaps people are questioning whether Osama Bin Laden ought to really be the face of Islam,'' Rice, 53, said in an interview to be broadcast this weekend on Bloomberg Television's ``Conversations with Judy Woodruff.''

``And I am proud of the decision of this administration to overthrow Saddam Hussein,'' said Rice, who was Bush's national security adviser at the time of the March 2003 invasion. As of yesterday, 4,107 U.S. soldiers died in Iraq and more than 30,000 were wounded. She said the Iraq war has been ``tougher than any of us really dreamed.''

Rice, who backs the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Senator John McCain, said she ``thought it was great'' when the Democratic race came down to a woman and a black man. ``I didn't think it was surprising,'' she said.

Rest of the story here:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aIefxPxr_Gw8&refer=worldwide

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Vox Populi / Old racist dies
« on: July 04, 2008, 09:11:35 am »
Jesse Helms dropped dead today.  In a related story, Hell welcomes its newest resident.

http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/story/1130628.html


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Vox Populi / Black GOP Group Running Ads Calling Obama "Elitist"
« on: June 30, 2008, 04:44:45 pm »
I knew once Obama got the nomination it wouldn't be long before the Uncle Ruckus gang would be out in full force:

Black GOP Group Running Ads Calling Obama "Elitist"
By Eric Kleefeld - June 30, 2008, 5:50PM
And now for a bit of happy hour comic relief. A group called the National Black Republican Association -- which previously achieved minor infamy for some really inflammatory and historically-inaccurate radio ads in the Maryland Senate race -- has set a new goal: Turn African-American voters against Barack Obama.

The Huffington Post's Sam Stein reports that the NBRA has unveiled a new set of radio ads that it plans to run in battleground states on black radio stations, but they haven't yet clarified exactly when or how big their buy will be. The ads manage the neat trick of sliming both the Democratic Party as racist and Obama as elitist:

 

Among the ads' more subtle pronouncements: "The Democratic Party is a racist party"; "Today racist Democrats will not vote for Obama, a black man"; "Obama is an arrogant elitist who turned his back on poor blacks and his own country"; "Look beyond Barack Obama's skin color and soaring rhetoric and you will see an arrogant, elitist millionaire"; and "Obama's mentor for 20-years was Rev. Jeremiah Wright who said innocent Americans deserved to die on September 11th."

It's unlikely that the NBRA could actually succeed at getting a great number of black voters to choose John McCain -- the ads don't even attempt to positively advocate on McCain's behalf. The ads are probably a last-ditch effort to suppress black enthusiasm for Obama's candidacy and dampen turnout.


You can see the actual ad here:

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/06/black_gop_group_running_ads_ca.php

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Vox Populi / How low can Bush go?
« on: June 05, 2008, 06:32:55 am »
From CBS News:

President Bush's approval rating is at its lowest level to date. Just 25 percent of Americans approve of the overall job Mr. Bush is doing as President, an all-time low for him and among the lowest approval ratings ever recorded for a President.

Sixty-seven percent disapprove of the job Bush is doing - the highest such figure in CBS News polls since he assumed office.

Only Presidents Nixon (24 percent) and Truman (22 percent) have seen polls showing job approval ratings lower than 25 percent during their presidencies, according to Gallup Polls. President Carter’s all-time low was 26 percent.


Remember when the news media was touting this guy as the one who'd bring "honor and integrity" back to the White House?

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Vox Populi / Vote Bush, get low gas prices!
« on: May 19, 2008, 09:35:42 am »
This gem from a New York Times interview with Mr. 27% from back in June 2000 (hat tip: Mark Evanier at newsfromme.com):

Gov. George W. Bush of Texas said today that if he was president, he would bring down gasoline prices through sheer force of personality, by creating enough political good will with oil-producing nations that they would increase their supply of crude.

You can see the entire interview here:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A03E4D71030F93BA15755C0A9669C8B63&sec=&spon=&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

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Black Panther / BLACK PANTHER #36 PREVIEW
« on: May 16, 2008, 03:42:59 pm »
Make sure you scroll down when you get there:

http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=157277

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