October 20, 2014

Friday Open Thread: Black Judges Appointed By President Obama (Part II)

Brian Anthony Jackson (born 1960) is an American lawyer and the Chief United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.  

Born in New Orleans, Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1982 and a law degree in 1985 from Southern University Law Center. He also earned a master of laws degree in international and comparative law from Georgetown University Law Center in 2000.

On October 29, 2009, President Obama nominated Jackson to a seat on the federal bench.  He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 15, 2010, and received commission on June 15, 2010.

A former shareholder in Liskow and Lewis in New Orleans, Jackson joined the firm following a 16-year career in the U.S. Department of Justice.   Jackson served as the First Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana  from 1994 to 2002.

In 1998, he  joined the Justice Department as an Associate Deputy Attorney General. Jackson has also served as an Assistant General Counsel and General Attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, and as Assistant Director for the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.

A 2010 inductee in the Southern University  Hall of Fame, Judge Jackson is a member of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and Louisiana State Bar Association. Jackson is also a Fellow of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • rikyrah

    There are more people missing in the Texas explosion that have been confirmed dead. The plant was a cesspool of worker non-safety. This is what you get in a state that thinks ‘REGULATION’ is an infringement upon people’s ‘freedoms’. They let these companies get away with everything…and now people are dead and homeless.
    Meanwhile, the same mofos that talk about the evils of gubmint are the first ones whining about federal help.
    Where’s the GOP talking about no help unless it’s balanced out with
    ‘cuts’, like they did with Sandy?
    Go ask all those Texas mofos that voted against Sandy Aid what they’re willing to cut in order to get aid for the people in Texas.

  • rikyrah

    Boston Marathon suspect killed, second sought after Watertown explosions, gunfire

    WATERTOWN, Mass. (WCVB News) –One suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was killed early Friday morning, while the second suspect was being sought following an attack on police officers in Watertown that involved explosives and gunfire, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said in a Twitter post.

    The man known as suspect No. 2, the man seen in widely-distributed FBI surveillance photos wearing the white hat, is the suspect being sought, Davis said. Sources called the situation “fluid and dangerous.”

    http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/Boston-Marathon-suspect-killed-second-sought-after-Watertown-explosions-gunfire/-/11971628/19812240/-/8jn3t7/-/index.html

  • Miranda

    @AP: BREAKING: AP sources: Boston bomb suspects from Russia region near Chechnya, lived in US at least 1 year. -SS

    • JojoRaze

      I believe nothing until the FBI says it. AP were the ones that said they had the bomber on Wed.

      • isonprize

        They came in 2002. Been here long enough to be “American” That’s what folks just DON’T WANT TO ADMIT

        • Alma98

          Amen!

  • creolechild

    Good morning POU. What the hail? Just woke up and apparently all hell broke loose last night. The MBTA has been shut down across the entire city, The National Guard is stationed in Watertown and someone just told me that they’re also in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan (black neighborhoods).. Don’t know how true that last part is but I guess we’ll find out soon enough. We’re been told to stay indoors.

    Russians?!!

    What the hail?

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia
      • creolechild

        Thank you baby girl.

    • creolechild

      Update:

      MBTA is shut down and people in six communities told to stay inside as hunt for Marathon bombing suspect continues in Watertown

      http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/04/18/boston-marathon-bombing-suspect-custody-another-the-loose/UAbtwLVGLwBE5VI7BUyQuL/story.html

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ creolechild. ***BIG- -comfortin’ – -HUG*** :>)
      Ohhh — just B SAFE. Prayin’ 4 U/ALL. AMEN.

      Take care. :>)

      • creolechild

        Thank you Lady Green. Big hugs to you too. So, it begins in Boston…blaming the immigration process, Democrats, Muslims, and of course PBO. Boston isn’t exactly a hotbed of racial equality given its past (and present) history but that’s a completely different issue, right? Unbelievable….

        • GreenLadyHere

          creolechild- -***HUGS***- –Perhaps U can help keep us informed. – – -BLESS U♥/YOURS. :>)

    • MsKitty

      Stay safe

      • creolechild

        Thank you MsKitty but I’m not leaving the house for Nathan….

  • GreenLadyHere

    GOOD MORNTIN’ ALEXANDER2/POU FAM♥- — -***BIG HUG****

    – —-OMWORD!- – -WHAT a SERIES of EVENTS –in WATERTOWN. MA.
    The entire town- of BOSTON on – -“SHELTER IN PLACE” [LOCKDOWN].

    – – –Boston on lockdown, as police hunt remaining Marathon bombing suspect- –
    ——- -One of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing is dead, the other on the loose and large parts of the city are on virtual lockdown after a chaotic night of mayhem that included the murder of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer and a shootout with police, authorities said early Friday.

    Police believe the two men, believed to be the suspects from Monday’s terror attack, are brothers, possibly from Chechnya or Turkey,according to sources who spoke to Fox News. The man on the loose was identified as Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Mass. They are believed to have been here for ‘several years,’ sources said.

    Schools are closed, train and bus service is suspended and police were telling residents of neighborhoods including Cambridge, Waltham, Watertown, Newton, Arlington and Belmont to stay indoors. Police have
    formed a wide perimeter and believe the suspect is on foot, armed and
    dangerous, inside.

    “Suspect No. One is dead, Suspect Two
    is on the run,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said at a Friday
    morning press conference. “There is a massive manhunt underway.”

    THERE IS MORE

    KUDOS 2 GOV PATRICK 4 his LEADERSHIP.

    P.S. These REPORTERS wanna KEEP mentionin’ that they were Muslim! [annnd perhaps associated with Al qaeda].- -

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    WHDH NBC Boston local affiliate live stream: http://www1.whdh.com/video/7newslive/

    • jds09

      I wonder if these live streams are eating into CNN, MSNBC and Fox’s live coverage numbers. I bet folks trust their local news more these days.

      • rikyrah

        I know I clicked on the local link here..

  • isonprize

    It’s not like they walked into this country with an arsenal of guns, bullets and grenades. They bought them here. #BostonMarathon— TheGOPunisher (@TheGOPunisher) April 19, 2013

    • jds09

      Ding! Ding! Ding!

    • CamilleCamille

      Amen!

    • GreenLadyHere

      HEEY isonprize. ***BIG HUG** :>) – —

      — — ***fist bump*** — –Annnnd THEY were gon DO MORE!! humph!-
      – – -THEY sooo UNDERESTIMATED OUR –“HOMELAND SECURITY” efforts!! — HAH!

      Good 2 C U isonprize. B BLESSED — -U/FAMILY♥ -:>)-

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Who is Tamerlan Tzarnaev?
    Posted By David Kenner
    Friday, April 19, 2013 – 7:25 AM

    The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings who was killed in a gunfight with police during the night has been identified as Tamerlan Tzarnaev – the brother of the surviving suspect, Dzhokhar Tzarnaev.

    Much of what we know about the Tzarnaev brothers is still unclear. They appear to be originally of Chechen origin, but spent much of their lives outside of the breakaway Russian republic. NBC News is reporting that Dzhokar war born in Kyrgyzstan, while Tamerlan was born in Russia.

    One of the most interesting insights into Tamerlan’s personality so far comes from a photo album, titled “Will Box For Passport,” that photographer Johannes Hirn took of the slain suspect. Tamerlan was apparently a boxer who hoped to gain citizenship by being selected for the U.S.Olympic team: “Unless his native Chechnya becomes independent, Tamerlan says he would rather compete for the United States than for Russia,” Hirn wrote.

    MORE: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/04/19/who_is_tamerlan_tzarnaev

  • rikyrah

    woke up at 4am…usually turn on the radio to listen for the weather…heard this news, and had to turn on the tv

  • jziglar

    Question: How do we know if these white guys are Muslim ? I love how everyone jumped from race to religion as soon as it came out that they are white.

    • isonprize

      jzig, I was about to post the same thing. Folks are flying that racism freak flag, for real!!

  • rikyrah

    will they ever utter the words…
    maybe we need to stop immigration from Europe?
    just askin.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Just wait…

      • Joy

        Placing the blame on PBO for not keeping our country safe will follow shortly after.

        • CamilleCamille

          The Chechen boys were simply practicing the very sort of dangerous “liberty, freedom and the right to stock up on and bear all kinds of arms”. No different from that espoused and demanded on behalf of the loony crowd by the right-wingers and those like Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin who stoke them and cheer them on.

    • CamilleCamille

      LOL. Never. It’s all those “Ayrabs” and “mooslims” and other darkies that are the problem.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2/POU FAM♥- — -Missed this from 2 days ago:

    – — -CBS News: Al Qaeda ‘Struggling’ To Identify Boston Marathon Bomber- –
    – —— As investigators try to piece together who was behind the deadly Boston Marathon bombings, al Qaeda is “struggling” to identify who it might be.CBS News reports that the terrorist group is trying to figure out if the person or persons responsible for the bombing are part of al Qaeda.

    “If you read the jihadist blogs that are going on, the ones that have the most credible connections to terrorists groups, they are struggling
    with the same analysis,” CBS News senior correspondent John Miller
    said. “They’re saying, ‘We think this was us. We want it to be us.’” The pressure cooker bombs planted near the Boston Marathon finish line exploded 10 seconds apart, killing three people and injuring 170 others.
    Al Qaeda has used these types of pressure-cooker bombs, even recently publishing instructions on how to make them on its online magazine “Inspire.”
    One of the three devices used in the May 2010 Times Square attempted bombing was a pressure cooker. But because the group doesn’t have enough information about the bombing and are unable to determine if they can claim responsibility.

    THERE IS MORE.

  • rikyrah

    hunting door to door..
    damn!

  • jziglar

    Can you believe this person named Dolster on the Obama Diary is trying to say these guys are of Arab decent when clearly they are white Russians. She goes on to say that one of the suspects by his name would not be considered Caucasian which is the biggest bull crap I have read in a while. Last time I checked Russians are white and language has nothing to do with race. Also the guy clearly has a Russian name not an Arabic one.

    • Admiral_Komack

      DENIAL:
      It’s not only a river in Egypt, y’all!

      • CamilleCamille

        LOL.

    • rikyrah

      the way they twist themselves into knots…
      not only are they WHITE
      but they’re IMMIGRANTS
      who have been here for 10 years…
      learning the ‘American way’

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ jziglar. ***BIG HUG** –:>)

      – —-THIS!!-

      Please share. LOL
      Dolster CAIN’T change their – -COLOR with a crayon!! geesh!

      Good 2 C U jziglar. :>)

      • jziglar

        Good morning and good to see you as well.

        • GreenLadyHere

          - -jziglar.- – -***smiles @ U♥*** :>)

    • Miranda

      I hope people are calling this idiot out.

      • jziglar

        Yep ! Uastinliberal and hopefruit challenged her and refuted her crap. This entire thing makes me sick because a lot of white people have tried so hard to pin this attack on a person of color and even now they are trying to play the religion angle.

    • jds09

      Oh my…two commenters on TOD shut her down. Hopefruit and UTaustinliberal were not having it. Wow.

    • conlakappa

      Surname, yes, but the given names struck my ear as well. Mind you, not so that I would point a finger and say it is about Islam or jihadism but more like dread and hopes they won’t be identified as such.

    • conlakappa

      Surname, yes, but the given names struck my ear as well. Mind you, not so that I would point a finger and say it is about Islam or jihadism but more like dread and hopes they won’t be identified as such.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2- — -FOUND THIS:– –

    – — Chechen Terrorism (Russia, Chechnya, Separatist)[4-2010]
    – ——-Chechens are an ethnic minority living primarily in Russia’s North Caucasus region. For the past two hundred years, they have generally been governed by Moscow, though they have had varying degrees of de facto autonomy. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Chechen separatists launched a coordinated campaign for independence, which resulted in two devastating wars and an ongoing insurgency in Russia’s republic of Chechnya. Militants in and around Chechnya continue to agitate for independence, though the death of separatist leader Shamil Basayev in July 2006 weakened the separatist movement. However, violence in the North Caucasus has escalated since 2008, and Moscow experienced its mostserious attack in six years with the bombing of a metro station in March 2010.
    – – —SNIP- —

    Experts say there are several ties between the al-Qaeda
    network and Chechen groups. A Chechen warlord known as Khattab is said to have met with Osama bin Laden while both men were fighting the 1979-89 Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Alexander Vershbow, a U.S. ambassador to Russia, said shortly after September 11, 2001, “We have long recognized that Osama bin Laden and other international networks have been fueling the flames in Chechnya, including the involvement of foreign commanders like Khattab.” Khattab was killed in April 2002.

    THERE IS MORE

    – —MR. PRESIDENT- -INTERRUPTED some of their activity —
    – — Obama: Osama bin Laden Dead- — -LEADERSHIP.

  • GreenLadyHere

    WATCHING an UNCLE of the brothers on cnn. He SPOKE 2 the survivor yesterday.- -He was distraught.- -

  • rikyrah

    people just clowning:

    Odie Hugh Manatee Says:

    One thing to note is that if you have brown skin then it’s probably the safest time to go out for a stroll in Boston and not be harassed by the cops.

    • CamilleCamille

      LOL! But sadly in a lot of ways, it’s actually true.
      Reminds me of the black guy who once loudly complained at the height of Bush’s terror alerts that this might have been the only time segregation might have come in handy.

      He was certain that the terrorists weren’t looking for or targeting people who looked like him! LOL.

  • CamilleCamille

    Hello dear family! It’s been one heck of a week. May God continue to bless, protect, guide, guard and defend our President and First Lady always. May God continue to bless and protect us all.

    A friend sent me this last night and it brought such a huge smile to my face. If she and her husband can still get up each day, putting their lives on the line and working so hard on behalf of all Americans – including those who hate them for no reason – who am I to whine and moan about anything?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152740869910333&set=pb.256005430332.-2207520000.1366377116.&type=3&theater

  • MonieTalks

    yep. The Federal government, including the EPA has no place in monitoring or regulating these private facilities…free enterprise must reign in freedom from tyranny. Yet when tragedy hits., Gov Rick “Texas may secede” Perry needs federal aid and assistance. uh huh.

    • CamilleCamille

      Isn’t that the truth!

  • Miranda

    wayne marshall ‏@wayneandwax6m
    the day “caucasian” ceased to be a synonym for “white”

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2/POU FAM♥- —- Watchin’ THIS COVERAGE- –

    – – -COVERING BOSTON news.- –
    Tryin’ to find out their perspective. :>)

  • creolechild

    POU fam…The lock down has now been extended to black neighborhoods that are outside of the zones indicated by the article in the Globe that I posted earlier. My neighbor’s son went to Stop and Shop and saw National Guards. As he was leaving, it was announced that the store was closing and they were turning people away at the door.

  • jds09

    The Russian connection, expect Romney’s foreign policy “expert” to chime in….5..4..3..2….

    • Miranda

      Richard Grenell has the nerve to be offering his two cents when his ass was put in a corner and told to shut up by the Romney campaign so as not to offend the evangelicals. But now he wanna run his mouth.

  • TresL

    Someone on Twitter should ask Trump if he still thinks we should allow more immigration from Europe or countries where the people are primarily white. He pretty much said that in his speech at CPAC.

    • CamilleCamille

      Indeed!

  • Tafr

    Damn it y’all I am just waking up here on the west coast. Hubby said that one of then, nice young men, gentlemen as MSNBC called them shot at a cop???

    • Miranda

      Killed a cop.

      • Tafr

        Damn so when is the media gonna call them terrorist? I heard them call Dorner terrorist ,cop killer, everything but gentleman and young man.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        And don’t tell me. Friends and fellow students say he was the kindest warmest most wonderful human being they ever met in their whole life. Well him and Raymond Shaw.

        • CamilleCamille

          LOL!

          • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

            My Girl!!

        • jds09

          Had to google it…love, love,love the Raymond Shaw reference.

  • GOVCHRIS1988

    Paul Mooney folks.

    • jds09

      LOLLOL…”how unusual, we are going to have to study this” is a keeper. LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2/POU FAM♥- – – – -CONDOLENCES 2 the FAMILY/FRIENDS of the slain MIT POLICE OFFICER. RIHEP- -AMEN

    — – -MIT Police Officer dies in line of duty

    NOW LEMME ADDRESS 2 GROUPS – ☻-nr(ACISTS)- – –☺The OBSTRUCTIONIST CONGRESS- – who VOTED NO!!

    – -☻–Annnd U RACISTS — -REMAIN SILENT! — – -WHAT happened 2 your PLAN 2 have ARMED OFFICERS on CAMPUS???- -U FAILED — 2 the detriment of an officer annnd his family.!!- — -NOW will U give up YOUR LIES RE: the 2nd Amendment??- –WE KNOW! —YOUR HARD HEARTS will NOT allow U!!- -U R DESPICABLE!!!-

    —☺ DESPICABLE –COWARDLY –HEARTLESS- Congresspersons.!!!
    U weren’t MOVED by the deaths of CHILDREN 2 ACT RESPONSIBLY!!– -No –they may NOT have had high-powered weapons- -BUT –they had GUNS. How did they get them??- –

    The nr(ACISTS) HAD U.!!!- – Sooo U R USELESS 2 the PEOPLE [90%]
    MORE L8R- –I’m 2 upset!!- –

  • Miranda

    Lord these right wingers are now saying we can’t call it “terrorism” until we know why they did it and citing this bullshit by troll face Krauthammer:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-the-language-of-terror/2013/04/18/0d6f7f26-a85b-11e2-a8e2-5b98cb59187f_print.html

    • CamilleCamille

      Did anybody ever stop to ask why Christopher Donner lost it? Donner even begged to be heard out and still no mercy.

      • rikyrah

        Black folk are never valid with any concerns…
        while White people that sent lethal poisons to United States Senators and the President of the United States are ‘ misunderstood’.

    • jds09

      Krauthammer has just joined Noonan, he’s sitting on the barstool right next to her. Obviously they write while drunk.

      • conlakappa

        He is paraplegic so cannot sit on a stool but I get your point. Him I have seen in person and he is all bad dye job and bad plastic surgery.

    • Daltex82

      Sorry, Crypthammer but we will call it like we see it.

      • TresL

        “Crypthammer” is a perfect name for him because not only is he one creepy looking MF, he is Frankenstein ugly too. LOL!!!

        • Daltex82

          Frankenstein ugly too

          LOL!

  • Miranda

    Some more crazy appears to be happening – some other dude wearing a device and police telling him not to move but not the other suspect. This is an older man.

  • Daltex82

    Preach!!

    I’d be willing to bet my last dollar that many of these very same folks were calling for Texas to secede.

    It would never happen, but It wouldn’t hurt my feelings if the Feds told folks “Sorry, you’re on your own. We wouldn’t want to offend your “Real American” Patriotic sensibilities by offering any type of gubmint support, I’m sure Gov. Perry has a plan in place to make sure your needs will be taken care of buh bye”. They better be glad the Government is not that evil.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2- – -***BIG HUG** :>)- – -THANK U 4 THIS FOCUS. :>)

    —- -☻ANOTHER HBCU — -GRAD. :>)- –

    – — —-CONTRARY 2 the OPINION of SOME PEOPLE [Mr. President don't do enuff 4 BLAH folks:] –

    – – – – – – —☺REMINDER: – —White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities- -THANK U –SIR! :>)

    – – – – -THIS has been an INFORMATIVE/INSPIRING SERIES. :>) – -THANK U ALEXANDER2. :>)- –B BLESSED :>) –

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2- —OBVIOUSLY – –he kept his TRUE self FROM his FATHER —
    – — -Boston suspect’s father: Son a true angel- —

    – —– The father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing claims that his son who is still on the loose is a smart and accomplished young man.

    Anzor Tsarnaev spoke with The Associated Press by telephone from the Russian city of Makhachkala on Friday after police said one of his sons, 26-year-old Tamerlan, had beenkilled in a shootout and the other, Dzhokhar, was being intensely pursued.“My son
    is a true angel,” the elder Tsarnaev said. “Dzhokhar is a second-year
    medical student in the U.S. He is such an intelligent boy. We expected
    him to come on holidays here.”
    — – -SNIP- —
    —- – On the site, he describes himself as speaking Chechen as well as
    English and Russian. His world view is described as “Islam” and he says
    his personal goal is “career and money.”

    THERE IS MORE.

    [Sorry --Gotta "bounce". MISSIN' U/CARRYIN U --IN MY♥]
    – –PRAYIN’ 4 BOSTON- —- -[ annd West, Texas.] AMEN

  • rikyrah

    folks killing me trying to make these guys non-White.
    Go to any Eastern European and tell them they’re not White…
    they’ll be ready to beat you down.
    I’m just sayin.

  • crazycanuck

    What is the Uncle saying? I keep reading stuff from twitter, and I’m curious.

  • crazycanuck

    Ok, I just read this

    This is not a reflection of my family, of Chechnya, or of Islam. It is a reflection of stupidity. – Ruslan Tsarni

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Uncle Ruslan was. not. playing. He put his nephews on full blast!

  • Miranda

    Michael Skolnik ‏@MichaelSkolnik2m
    Chechnya president: “You must look for the roots of their evil in America”

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    CNN is gonna make their “dark skinned male” connection by any means necessary: http://twitter.com/vplus/status/325276554487799808

    • Kennymack1971

      They just can’t let go… They’re ‘Otherizing’ these two WHITE terrorists and that’s that

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        THIS.

    • Miranda

      And determined to put them in their “Islamic terrorist” box but I bet they can’t find one mosque these men went to ever in their lives. You know the media’s trying, but we have yet to hear they ever set foot in any mosque.

    • Miranda

      And determined to put them in their “Islamic terrorist” box but I bet they can’t find one mosque these men went to ever in their lives. You know the media’s trying, but we have yet to hear they ever set foot in any mosque.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    A word from the Chechen president:

    Tragic events have taken place in Boston. A terrorist attack killed people. We have already expressed our condolences to the people of the city and to the American people. Today, the media reports, one Tsarnaev was killed as [police] tried to arrest him. It would be appropriate if he was detained and investigated, and the circumstances and the extent of his guilt determined. Apparently, the security services needed to calm down the society by any means necessary.

    Any attempt to draw a connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevs — if they are guilty — is futile. They were raised in the United States, and their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of this evil in America. The whole world must struggle against terrorism — that we know better than anyone else. We hope for the recovery of all the victims, and we mourn with the Americans.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/chechen-president-blames-american-upbringing-for-suspected-b

  • Miranda

    Ummm…I think the Chechen President just told the media and anybody else that wanna come for him to kiss off…this is the statement he just released.

    Tragic events have taken place in Boston. A terrorist attack killed people. We have already expressed our condolences to the people of the city and to the American people. Today, the media reports, one Tsarnaev was killed as [police] tried to arrest him. It would be appropriate if he was detained and investigated, and the circumstances and the extent of his guilt determined. Apparently, the security services needed to calm down the society by any means necessary.

    Any attempt to draw a connection between Chechnya and Tsarnaevs — if they are guilty — is futile. They were raised in the United States, and their attitudes and beliefs were formed there. It is necessary to seek the roots of this evil in America. The whole world must struggle against terrorism — that we know better than anyone else. We hope for the recovery of all the victims, and we mourn with the Americans.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/chechen-president-blames-american-upbringing-for-suspected-b

  • Alma98

    Good morning all, we stayed up til four in the morning watching the news. And I have to say as soon as they knew for sure they were white the media instantly switched to they’re from overseas. The whole thing was crazy surreal. The news anchors were so shook they were stuttering.
    We were saying how white Europeans are granted easier access to come here than blacks.

  • Alma98

    Forgot

  • TyrenM

    In other news, redneck Rutgers coach getting $475K payout.

    • Miranda

      wow. On video throwing a basketball with all the force he could muster at a student’s head, and he still gets a payout.

      Now that I think about it, when the NCAA finds severe violations such as grade changing, payments, hiding failed drug tests, inappropriate relationship with students, using funds inappropriately – has anyone been criminally charged? Do they just get to resign and that’s it? Is criminal prosecution limited to black elementary school teachers in Atlanta that may have changed scores on a standardized test?

      • conlakappa

        Given that it is a state school, I would challenge the legislature to tighten some laws on such payouts. Government workers bad so can them but abusive coaches get buyouts? In what universe? Also, the athletic director had an even bigger amount and gets to keep his sweet lease on his car.

      • TyrenM

        Please tell Pragmatic Obots Unite they’ve been Virused.

        http://pragmaticobotsunite.com/

        The following error was encountered:

        The requested object is INFECTED with the following viruses: HEUR:Trojan.Script.Iframer

  • Miranda

    So Unk is going all “who u finna try” on the media huh?

    • JojoRaze

      Why is Unk getting all mad.

      • Miranda

        mad at the media asking him stupid questions. LOL

        • JojoRaze

          Are they asking Cenk to claim them? Or if he has some insight into the mind of ‘white ethnics’ since he’s one?

  • aleth

    It has been enlightening to see America’s obsession with race especially the media’s mindset. If there is any doubt that the media aims to project POC in a certain manner… I hope the events of the past week have shown you that they are part of the class determined to ensure white priviledge and “superiority” continues. It should be interesting if they will go back to have a conversation on white in America..maybe redefine whitiness again. How many remember during the census some folks at Jack and Jill wre upset Obama identified as black and not mixed… yeh because when you do something wrong you will be reported as “mixed” lol
    Alot of interesting issues arise from the developments in the ricin case to this bombling:
    a. Media is inept and bankrupt–someone pull the plug
    b. Need for old school journalism and stoping instant analysis needs to a priority.
    c. The cordination between local and federal authorities is the best I have ever seen.
    d. Who is White according to the media. Does you religion remove whitness?
    e. How did they get the guns and etc? Are we going to visit background checks now?
    f. GOP== Immigration reform — I know you will heading towards that — just know that this was some white immigrants. So choose the bigoted language carefully and know some of your base are from this group who still hold anti-black view points. This is going to be some interest immigration reform debate– I await the demise of the GOP on this issue. Oh these kids been in america since 2002— so come up with another blame Obama issue
    Wow things happen in life to give clarify.

    • morphus

      A quote of former presidential adviser David Gergen comes to mind “the wheels are coming off the wagon”.

  • Alma98

    So even after the msm learns that these guys lived here for 10yrs they’re still trying to put it all on Islam.

    • Daltex82

      Yeppers. They will twist themselves into knots to accomplish it and a good chunk of folks will by it hook, line and sinker.

  • Miranda

    Afternoon thread is up!

  • TresL

    Off topic. I just posted this at Mrs. O. It’s in moderation. I saw this comment two days ago and it bothered me when I read it but I decided to let it go kind of hoping someone else would respond as I do not like making assumptions about people on-line I don’t know But while I was out walking this morning it popped into my head so I decided to check to see if someone had responded. No one had so I decided to dive in

    “I feel like a parent watching their little girl grow from a baby to a fully fledged woman and bursting with pride at every defining moment.”

    Jestina from England I have to remind you that when Mrs. Obama arrived on the scene in 2007 as candidate Sen. Obama’s wife she was about 44 years old and a married, adult, Princeton and Harvard educated mother of two working as a hospital executive and earning more than her husband, I might add. She was not anyone’s little girl or baby other than her mother, Mrs. Robinson. Because of the complimentary nature of the rest of your comment, I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and not assume negative intent. But, in this country when adult black people are referred to as boys or girls, it hearkens back to a dark period of American history, which unfortunately we are reliving in many ways with the election of our first black president. It also suggests that if she were to wear something tomorrow that you don’t like that might cause her to revert back to girl status in your mind. Just a thought.

    • rikyrah

      thank you