We are very saddened tonight by the news of the conviction of author and medical marijuana activist Ed Rosenthal in San Francisco. He will be sentenced Tuesday to a mandatory minimum ten year sentence. The maximum sentence is life.
GOP Offers to Fund Mosely-Braun’s Presidential Bid
(2003-01-29) — The Republican National Committee (RNC) today offered to fully fund former Illinois Sen. Carol Mosely-Braun’s run for the 2004 Democrat presidential nomination. Ms. Mosely-Braun said she’s headed to Iowa to test the waters for such an effort.
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Nelson Mandela speaks his mind:
Former South African president Nelson Mandela has slammed the U.S. stance on Iraq, saying that “one power with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust.”
Speaking at the International Women’s Forum, Mandela said “if there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.”
Mandela said U.S. President George W. Bush covets the oil in Iraq “because Iraq produces 64 percent of the oil in the world. What Bush wants is to get hold of that oil.” In fact Iraq contributes to only 5 percent of world oil exports.
Not content to be merely stupid, Mandela wades into some race-baiting:
Receiving applause for his comments, Mandela said Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are “undermining” past work of the United Nations.
“They do not care. Is it because the secretary-general of the United Nations is now a black man?” said Mandela, referring to Kofi Annan, who is from Ghana.
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Alex Knapp speaks.
John Hawkins at Right Wing News has some comments:
I bet Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton must be kicking themselves right now for not already playing this angle. I can just hear Jackson now…
Lawrence Simon show us some ‘New Math:’
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to practice my Mandela Math
John Hawkins finds one of the most amusing threads on the internet.
Outrage is, of course, the stock-in-trade of your average conservative journalist on campus — their own outrage at everything, and their wish to outrage everyone else. How tedious.
They should read their own site and then check their links list if they want a lesson in continuous and ridiculous outrage. This from the people who linked to this bile. When not writing about the SOTU, Mr. Ehrenstein has enlightened thoughts about race:
“On Friday, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said that while race-neutral practices are “preferable,” race can be used as “one factor among others” to achieve the goal of racial diversity on campus.”
Then she put the handkerchief back on her head and proceeded to brush-scrub the White House floors. But seriously folks —
“In the briefs, the Bush administration did not address the question of whether race could ever be considered a factor in making admissions decisions.”
Meaning that it’s considered a factor.
One must either be white or turn on one’s own race in slavish support of whites.
Deep thinking from the fringe.
At the end of her 10 page NUDE LAYOUT, Pennelope Jimenez, Playboy’s Miss March 2003, states her Life Ambitions:
“To finish school and make my daddy proud.”