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« Reply #5930 on: January 07, 2005, 06:35:12 PM »
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Right, so i don't see why i should vote republican then if they don't consider my vote as valuable enough to consider my interests. and especially not help to ensure republican victory when most of their policies negatively effects people of color. i
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The reason why we have to change our vote is because no part now has to have policies in Black's interest because Democrats and Republicans KNOW we wont vote replubican, thus the republicans ignore us and democrats are like F****em, who else are they going to support. So we ahve to do something to send a clear and decisive message and they cant blindly assume where we will vote, and why not vote replublican because our issues arent being addressed anyway, so one time is all that will be needed to send a message, look at the hispanic vote in the last presidential election, it was like 50/40% thats why you saw them mofos doing all those commercial on radio in spanish both parties, when have you heard of that in the black community, both parties fighting for our votes

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« Reply #5931 on: January 07, 2005, 06:45:18 PM »
LOL at the poll question!
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« Reply #5932 on: January 07, 2005, 07:01:18 PM »
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Right, so i don't see why i should vote republican then if they don't consider my vote as valuable enough to consider my interests. and especially not help to ensure republican victory when most of their policies negatively effects people of color. i
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The reason why we have to change our vote is because no part now has to have policies in Black's interest because Democrats and Republicans KNOW we wont vote replubican, thus the republicans ignore us and democrats are like F****em, who else are they going to support. So we ahve to do something to send a clear and decisive message and they cant blindly assume where we will vote, and why not vote replublican because our issues arent being addressed anyway, so one time is all that will be needed to send a message, look at the hispanic vote in the last presidential election, it was like 50/40% thats why you saw them mofos doing all those commercial on radio in spanish both parties, when have you heard of that in the black community, both parties fighting for our votes

but i also mentioned voting third party. but vote republican, without them having to do any active recruitment for our vote and ensure  policies that in the long run hurts our communities? plus, even if the democrats try to win back our votes, the republicans wouldn't care b/c as you've said, they don't see our vote as valuable enough to keep. i don't see this viewpoint as a win situation for black voters. and a big difference between black voters and latino voters is in sheer numbers. they are the the fastest growing minority, but when blacks were, republicans still ignored us then. @#!* that, i'm down for voting for a 3rd party, but i'm not voting for a political party who has no respect for my people's political force nor as a people in general. and help them keep my people on the bottom as their fat pockets keep growing? naw, this is one area in which i'm not feelin. maybe when (i'm trying to be positive) black people can have a greater turnout, and republicans start kissing our ass, we can talk a little more about this.

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« Reply #5933 on: January 07, 2005, 07:05:10 PM »
LOL at the poll question!

you've got a poll focused on you. it's official. you are member of the blsd, and it's not asking u to go away. welcome!

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« Reply #5934 on: January 07, 2005, 07:18:04 PM »
Ladyday did you see when Roberts (the black lady) on Good Morning America was throwing jabs at Ashley Simpson? you know you hit rock-bottom when newscasters are pulling out jokes on you daily. The Caligrosi lady for Channel 7 news throw some jokes at her too. Damn.

Jessica Simpson's family got some Waldo genes.



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« Reply #5935 on: January 07, 2005, 07:24:35 PM »
Ladyday did you see when Roberts (the black lady) on Good Morning America was throwing jabs at Ashley Simpson? you know you hit rock-bottom when newscasters are pulling out jokes on you daily. The Caligrosi lady for Channel 7 news throw some jokes at her too. Damn.

Jessica Simpson's family got some Waldo genes.


Vic. I missed that Jessica thing yo. Was it that bad?




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« Reply #5936 on: January 07, 2005, 07:31:37 PM »
Ladyday did you see when Roberts (the black lady) on Good Morning America was throwing jabs at Ashley Simpson? you know you hit rock-bottom when newscasters are pulling out jokes on you daily. The Caligrosi lady for Channel 7 news throw some jokes at her too. Damn.

Jessica Simpson's family got some Waldo genes.


Vic. I missed that Jessica thing yo. Was it that bad?





LOL . . yeah. I wonder if all this will make the new season of MTV's Newlywed, we will get to see Jessica's and Nick's reaction. Should make good TV.


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« Reply #5937 on: January 07, 2005, 07:33:25 PM »
Ladyday did you see when Roberts (the black lady) on Good Morning America was throwing jabs at Ashley Simpson? you know you hit rock-bottom when newscasters are pulling out jokes on you daily. The Caligrosi lady for Channel 7 news throw some jokes at her too. Damn.

Jessica Simpson's family got some Waldo genes.




 :D yeah, nick lachey was on this nightime show and the host was clowing ashley but nick was trying to defend her but the host wasn't hearing it, he was basically like, admit she sucks and nick just sat there with this stupid grin on his face.

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« Reply #5938 on: January 07, 2005, 07:43:30 PM »
Ashlee’s performance at halftime of Tuesday night’s Orange Bowl in Miami was about as close as a singer gets to committing aggravated assault. If she had only taken a lesson from Janet Jackson, the world would be talking today about the exposure of a boob rather than a fraud.

Much of the blame for this fiasco falls upon ABC, which hired this female Gilbert Gottfried to headline the halftime show for college football’s ultimate game, matching No. 1 USC against No. 2 Oklahoma.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6791368/

the rest of the article is funny too.
between that and jessica simpson's buffalo wings and chicken of the sea I've gotten a lot of laughs, fair enough since they're both laughin to the bank
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« Reply #5939 on: January 07, 2005, 08:10:48 PM »
This is the story I was talking about earlier--sorry for the bad link--it worked for me earlier!!!! :)


Last update: January 7, 2005 at 2:41 PM
White House paid journalist to push 'No Child Left Behind' law
Associated Press
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WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration paid a prominent black journalist to promote President Bush's education law and give Education Secretary Rod Paige media time, records show.

Armstrong Williams, a nationally syndicated radio, print and television personality, was paid $240,000 by the Education Department to promote the No Child Left Behind Act.

The contract required Williams' company, the Graham Williams Group, to produce radio and TV ads that promote the controversial law and feature one-minute ``reads'' by Paige. The deal also allowed Paige and other department officials to appear as studio guests with Williams.

Williams, one of the leading black conservative voices in the country, was also to use his influence with other black journalists to get them to talk about No Child Left Behind.

The law, the centerpiece of President Bush's domestic agenda, aims to raise achievement among poor and minority children, with penalties for many schools that don't make progress.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said Friday that the decisions on the practice were made by the Education Department. He did not directly answer when asked whether the White House approved of the practice, saying it was a department matter.

The Education Department defended its decision as a ``permissible use of taxpayer funds under legal government contracting procedures.'' The point was to help parents, particularly in poor and minority communities, understand the benefits of the law, the department said.

Three Democratic senators - Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and Harry Reid of Nevada - wrote Bush Friday to demand he recover the money paid to Armstrong. The lawmakers contended that ``the act of bribing journalists to bias their news in favor of government policies undermines the integrity of our democracy.''

The department's contract with Williams, through the public relations firm Ketchum, dates to 2003 and 2004. It is billed as a ``minority outreach campaign'' with the goal of ``educating the African-American community'' about the education law.

Information about the contract with Williams was first reported by USA Today.

Williams called criticism of his relationship with the department ``legitimate.''

``It's a fine line,'' he told The Associated Press on Friday. ``Even though I'm not a journalist - I'm a commentator - I feel I should be held to the media ethics standard. My judgment was not the best. I wouldn't do it again, and I learned from it.''

This is not the first time the department has come under fire for its publicity efforts.

The Bush administration has promoted No Child Left Behind with a video that comes across as a news story but fails to make clear the reporter involved was paid with taxpayer money. It has also has paid for rankings of newspaper coverage of the law, with points awarded for stories that say Bush and the Republican Party are strong on education. The Government Accountability Office, Congress' auditing arm, is investigating those spending decisions.

``There is no defense for using taxpayer dollars to pay journalists for 'fake news' and favorable coverage of a federal program,'' said Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way, a liberal group that has tracked the department's spending. ``It's a scandalous waste.''

 
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