December 18, 2014

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: The Man Who Helped Save Dr. King’s Life

Dr. John Cordice and his wife Marguerite. Dr. Cordice performed life-saving surgery in 1958 on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. after the civil rights leader was stabbed in the chest in Harlem. (Tracie Hunte)

From WNYC News:

Honoring the Man Who Helped Save Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Life

Thursday, September 27, 2012

By Tracie Hunte

Fifty-four years ago this month, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was in Harlem signing copies of his book, when a mentally disturbed woman plunged a steel letter opener into his chest.

The wound punctured his sternum, mere inches away from his aorta. King was taken to Harlem Hospital where his life and the course of history hung in the balance.

He recovered, of course, but was later assassinated in 1968. And now the last surviving member of the surgical team that saved his life is being honored by Harlem Hospital Thursday night as it unveils its historic WPA murals.

At 93, Dr. John Cordice has a slight build, close-cropped white hair and a friendly smile. He and his wife, Marguerite, celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Monday and their home in Hollis, Queens, is filled with the flowers and greetings cards they exchanged.

He grew up in Durham, N.C., and moved to New York City in 1936. He earned his medical degree at New York University in 1943 and went on to serve as an Attending Surgeon and Chief of Thoracic Surgery at both Harlem Hospital and the Queens Hospital Center, according to the hospital.

He says on September 20, 1958, he was with his daughter in Brooklyn picking up mail at his office when he got a call from Harlem Hospital telling him an important person was suffering from a life-threatening injury.

“We raced on in to Harlem Hospital and when I went into the emergency room, of course, the crowd was beginning to gather and then I was informed that Dr. King had been injured,” Cordice said.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Listen to Dr. Cordice in his own words:

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  • rikyrah

    W-T-F???

    ………………
    Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 06:45 AM CST
    This man helped save six children, is now getting harassed for it

    Gene Rosen sheltered six kids during the Sandy Hook massacre. Now he’s become a target of conspiracy theorists
    By Alex Seitz-Wald

    “I don’t know what to do,” sighed Gene Rosen. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘how much am I being paid?’” Someone posted a photo of his house online. There have been phony Google+ and YouTube accounts created in his name, messages on white supremacist message boards ridiculing the “emotional Jewish guy,” and dozens of blog posts and videos “exposing” him as a fraud. One email purporting to be a business inquiry taunted: “How are all those little students doing? You know, the ones that showed up at your house after the ‘shooting’. What is the going rate for getting involved in a gov’t sponsored hoax anyway?”

    “The quantity of the material is overwhelming,” he said. So much so that a friend shields him from most of it by doing daily sweeps of the Web so Rosen doesn’t have to. His wife is worried for their safety. He’s logged every email and every call, and consulted with a retired state police officer, who took the complaint seriously but said police probably can’t do anything at the moment; he plans to do the same with the FBI.

    What did Rosen do to deserve this? One month ago, he found six little children and a bus driver at the end of the driveway of his home in Newtown, Conn. “We can’t go back to school,” one little boy told Rosen. “Our teacher is dead.” He brought them inside and gave them food and juice and toys. He called their parents. He sat with them and listened to their shocked accounts of what had happened just down the street inside Sandy Hook Elementary, close enough that Rosen heard the gunshots.

    http://www.salon.com/2013/01/15/this_man_helped_save_six_children_is_now_getting_harassed_for_it/

    • nellcote

      Harrassment laws really need to catch up with the internet age.

      • Miranda

        EXACTLY!

      • Enough OfTheLies

        I understand many of your are emotionally fractured to the point of incapacitation, but how is Gene Rosen lying on camera a hero…even if what he said was true, how would that make him a hero?

        He’s not a hero, just a bad actor.

        • MsKitty

          As a wingnut parody, I give this post about a 7.5. Started strong but have to take off points for the well-worn cliches in the last 2 paragraphs.

    • isonprize

      Wait… This is the guy who found the kids sitting in his driveway? THIS is the guy they want to harass?

      Last days and times, people, last days and times… Lord have Mercy on our souls. For real!

    • Daltex82

      People have just lost their damn minds. SMH.

    • GN

      That is a DISGRACE. I hope that this man and his wife receive full protection.

    • majii

      This is what the people do who have nothing else to do, except harass others. Some of them have even taken to attacking Mr. Rosen for being a Jewish American. Just when I think some folks can’t get any lower, they build another step below the one they’re standing on to move to. I hope they keep going down. They’re definitely headed toward their destination, Hell, Area code 66666, imo.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY majii. ***BIG HUG*** :>) – —***fist bump*** – —

        – –THIS – –> Just when I think some folks can’t get any lower, they build another step below the one they’re standing on to move to. I hope they keep going down. . – –

        PROFOUND!! – – –[At some point –MAY I USE IT” [With QUOTES. :>) -]

        Good 2 C U. [twice. :>)] – —

  • Miranda

    This man helped save six children, is now getting harassed for it

    Gene Rosen sheltered six kids during the Sandy Hook massacre. Now he’s become a target of conspiracy theorists

    “I don’t know what to do,” sighed Gene Rosen. “I’m getting hang-up calls, I’m getting some calls, I’m getting emails with, not direct threats, but accusations that I’m lying, that I’m a crisis actor, ‘how much am I being paid?’” Someone posted a photo of his house online. There have been phony Google+ and YouTube accounts created in his name, messages on white supremacist message boards ridiculing the “emotional Jewish guy,” and dozens of blog posts and videos “exposing” him as a fraud. One email purporting to be a business inquiry taunted: “How are all those little students doing? You know, the ones that showed up at your house after the ‘shooting’. What is the going rate for getting involved in a gov’t sponsored hoax anyway?”

    “The quantity of the material is overwhelming,” he said. So much so that a friend shields him from most of it by doing daily sweeps of the Web so Rosen doesn’t have to. His wife is worried for their safety. He’s logged every email and every call, and consulted with a retired state police officer, who took the complaint seriously but said police probably can’t do anything at the moment; he plans to do the same with the FBI.

    more here
    http://www.salon.com/2013/01/15/this_man_helped_save_six_children_is_now_getting_harassed_for_it/

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

    BOOM! From the BJ comment section.

    ABL Says:

    @Glenn Greenwald: As I said to you on Twitter yesterday, the day I take morality lessons from a guy who claimed that I would defend President Obama raping a nun on live TV — and to this day has not apologized for saying it — is the day I eat my own shoelaces.

    First, your implication that I somehow had something to do with Aaron’s death is far more disgusting than anything I have ever written on my blog or this one.

    Second, as anyone can can read in the post, I was calling PCCC and Adam Green grifters, and I am not the first person nor will I be the last to believe that they are.

    Third, as anyone can read in the post, my “smear” had nothing to do with the fact that Aaron criticized Pres. Obama. Any implication to the contrary is as dishonest as it is stupid.

    But your willful misreading of basic English and this cowardly attack is as unsurprising as your feigned inability to interpret the due process clause of the Constitution.

    Get a new chicken, Glenn, because the one you’re fucking is tired.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/2013/01/15/institutional-interests/#comment-4138715

    • isonprize

      Get a new chicken, Glenn, because the one you’re fucking is tired.

      DAMN.

    • AxelFoley

      PWN’D!

    • TyrenM

      God damn I’m glad y’all said it all…

    • crazycanuck

      Dam and just Dam.

    • Daltex82

      Get a new chicken, Glenn, because the one you’re fucking is tired.

    • Aquagranny911

      The chicken he is fucking is dead by now. GG should try goats, closer to his size, with teeth, horns & hooves to fight back.

      • Admiral_Komack

        Dead chickens don’t criticize, they don’t complain; they just lie there.
        That’s why GG likes fucking them.

        • Aquagranny911

          Maybe but with a goat he would have to work harder for his satisfaction. He might even be horned by the goat & get his ass kicked too.

          I would actually pay some $$ to see that but not a whole lot. Free would be better & maybe I could sell popcorn for a few extra pesos….

    • GreenLadyHere

      Sepia – – -Iff I may: – –ABL hadta head 2 the JUGULAR of anither person:

      – – - Imani Gandy (ABL) Says:

      @Corey: i am, indeed. he said so on Twitter. thanks for your concern.

      ETA: Dredging up a post from July 2011 and accusing me of “helpfully heaping bile” or whatever it was necessarily implies that I had something to do with Aaron’s death. Distorting my post to make it seem as if I was criticizing Aaron because he criticized Obama is a claim not even borne out by the facts of what I wrote. It’s a fairly obvious and pathetic attempt, but par for the course, considering.

      I have nothing more to say on the matter.

      Annnnd – – -holdin’ it down. :>) – –

    • GN

      /faints

    • PBomb

      WELL…..

    • majii

      Thanks, Sepia.
      Imani is right because GG has a false sense of grandeur about himself and his abilities. He sits his azz down in Brazil and criticizes everything PBO does/says for no other reason than his idea that the black president needs him to tell him what to do. Fool.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        I’m not surprised. In Brazil it’s very rare to see dark skin brothers and sisters in any positions of power.

      • malletgirl02

        He lives in Brazil? Why doesn’t Glenwald use his influence to make things better for people in Brazil?

    • Miranda
    • trose1

      GG is mentally ill.

      • nellcote

        He’s bitter and clinging to his drooonz and twitter…

  • Miranda

    Trayvon Martin’s Mother To Push For “Stand Your Ground” Repeal

    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The mother of Trayvon Martin will be at Florida’s Capitol this week to support legislation that would repeal the state’s “stand your ground” self defense law.

    Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, and Rep. Alan Williams, D-Tallahassee are sponsoring the repeal bill (HB 4009). The state’s self defense law contains an element known as the Stand Your Ground provision which allows people who feel threatened to shoot back at assailants out in public.

    more here
    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/15/trayvon-martins-mother-to-push-for-stand-your-ground-repeal/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

    • GN

      God bless this woman.

    • GreenLadyHere

      miranda — -GOOD LEGISLATION! – – THANK these legislators. :)

      — -Lord give HER your STRENGTH annnnd CONTINUED COMFORT.
      AMEN. – — –

      – –RIHEP – -TM –AMEN. – –

    • trose1

      I would like to know where the rest of the CBC is on this bill? What is wrong with that group? Do they sponsor any bills?

      • nellcote

        It’s a Florida only bill, but still, it’s not like the cbc has a busy schedule in DC.

        • trose1

          I would bet where their is a SYGL their is a CBC member in that state. Can they join togoether to try to remove the law everywhere? just asking, LOL, question that cannot be answered.

      • Admiral_Komack

        Don’t you know the CBC is engaged in a manhunt to find their slippers so that when they find them they can unleash them against the President of the United States?

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY trose1 – – -***BIG HUG*** :>)

        LOL – –Do they sponsor any bills? – —

        – –Congressional Black Caucus – — –

        – – — -Seeeeeeee. . . . – ->LEGISLATORS WITHOUT – –LEGISLATION! – – – -LOL – — –

        – – – -BUT – — -DEY WORKIN’ – –hard[LY]!! – – –LOL – –

        GR8 question!! YET they want —DEMAND that MR. PRESIDENT address – -a -BLACK AGENDA!! — HYPOCRISY!

        Maybe #113 will B DIFFERENT. — -The PRESIDENT – -Ms. FUDGE —is FIERCE. :>) – —

        Good 2 C U trose1 :>)- –

        • trose1

          Hey GLH as usual the CBC watching over the Black people, fighting for our rights! ummm NO They never introduce any bills helping Black people specifically.
          They are lacking/failing in so many ways, shame.

  • Miranda

    Jamie Dupree‏@jamiedupree
    House defeats GOP plan to pay for $17 billion of Hurricane Sandy aid with budget cuts; vote was 258-162 against

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      They know by all statistics that under PBO the debt is shrinking. These cuts are nothing but pure meanness.

  • Miranda

    Good for you Cam.

    Cam Newton returns to Auburn, working toward sociology degree

    Two years ago, Cam Newton left Auburn to become the first overall pick in the NFL draft. Now Newton has returned to become a college graduate.

    Newton is enrolled at Auburn for spring semester and is working on a sociology degree.

    Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed to the Associated Press that Newton is currently enrolled as a student, but he said Newton isn’t giving media interviews and just “wants to focus on school and be a normal student.”
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/01/15/cam-newton-returns-to-auburn-working-toward-sociology-degree/

    • TyrenM

      But Black men don’t value education. It’s all about booty and bling…

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY TyrenM. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – -THIS —> It’s all about booty and bling…- – -[annnd BANK!] – – -/NOT! :>)

        – – -Good 2 C U. TyrenM. :>) — -

  • Miranda

    What happened to his Argentina side-piece??

    NBC News‏@NBCNews
    Ex-South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford will announce tomorrow that he is running for Congress, NBC News has confirmed

    • nellcote

      What happened to his Argentina side-piece??
      ===
      They’re engaged.

      I’m bummed that his ex-wife dropped out. I really wanted to see that contest.

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

        They’re engaged?? Wow.

      • TyrenM

        Tell your mother I’m not coming home. Ever.

        • AxelFoley

          Harlem Nights reference FTW!

          • Miranda

            ____________________he totally wins with that comment.

          • TyrenM

            Yessir!

      • angee

        No you didn’t! You wanted to see some rethuglican ratchetness like I did lol. Dayum that jennie sanford!

    • Admiral_Komack

      Before or after hiking the Appalachin trail?

  • qosine

    Thank you for this wonderful article on Dr. Cordice, Sepia.

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

      You’re welcome! Glad you enjoyed it. :-)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon/Evenin’ Sepia/POU FAM♥ ***BIG HUG*** :>)

    – – –THANK U 4 THESE DETAILS. – – -The INCIDENT is FAMILIAR; but not about this LOVELY COUPLE. :>)

    — -DETAILED INFO. – – -THIS IS DA PLACE!! – – -:>) – –Woo! Hoo! :>)

    Have a good rest of the day. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – –SOME were nice – -BUT – – – -think I’ll wait 4 some additional suggestions [especially from some BLAH/POC designers.] – – –

    – – — Donyelle ‏@Mlle_D
    @NerdyWonka @Only4RM @StylishMz @ReignOfApril wager a few guesses as to what @MichelleObama will wear to inaugaration: http://wmag.co/13AfNXY
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    12:55 PM – 15 Jan 13 · Details

    5m Nerdy Wonka Nerdy Wonka ‏@NerdyWonka
    @Mlle_D The only thing that pops for me is the pant suit. Everything else pales to what she wore in 09. @Only4RM @StylishMz @ReignOfApril

    • nellcote

      I like the Proenza Schouler, but mostly for the color. I’d be shocked if she wore a pants suit. I wonder if the Oscar delaRenta was a little dig at his whining. LOL

  • jds09

    I want to be as sharp as Dr. Cordice at 93. Wow.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – –THIS – -keeps goin’ through my mind. – -While the – -CALCULATO CREW/MINIONS” – – -keep “countin’ da wimmen – – –

    MR. PRESIDENT is BUSY SIGNIN’ INTO LAW – -IMPORTANT LEGISLATION that AFFECT THEM!! – – HAH!- —
    THEY R Sooooo – – –STOOPID!! – –

    — – -Obama signs slew of bills – –

    — — -President Obama on Monday signed 20 bills into law, from legislation naming post offices to bills authorizing intelligence spending and increasing penalties for stealing trade secrets for the benefit of foreign entities.

    Among the new laws are the “North Korean Child Welfare Act of 2012,” which requires the State Department to regularly brief Congress on efforts to advocate for North Korean children, and the “Drywall Safety Act of 2012,” which would limit sulfur content and establish drywall labeling requirements.

    – –THIS!! – –>Also on the list: the “Clothe a Homeless Hero Act,” which requires the TSA to make every reasonable effort to give clothing items left at airport security checkpoints to local charities for use by homeless or needy veterans and veterans’ families. – –HOW KIND!! – –

    Here’s the full list:
    THERE IS MORE.

    – – -LOL – – -COUNT THESE!! – – -‘CAUSE – – -THEY – -COUNT!! - –geesh.

  • creolechild

    SHAAAADE! PBO is not playing with y’all. Call the paramedics stat because I’m sure there will be “collective” acute myocardial infarctions occurring in Washington, and elsewhere across the country, when the news gets out…

    Obama’s Limo To Get D.C. ‘Taxation Without Representation’ Tags

    Starting inaguration weekend, President Obama’s limo will sport Washington, D.C.’s “Taxation Without Represenation” license plates, the White House confirmed to TPM Tuesday. The new plates will remain for the duration of Obama’s second term.

    “President Obama has lived in the District now for four years, and has seen first-hand how patently unfair it is for working families in D.C. to work hard, raise children and pay taxes, without having a vote in Congress,” White House spokesman Keith Maley said in a statement. “Attaching these plates to the presidential vehicles demonstrates the President’s commitment to the principle of full representation for the people of the District of Columbia and his willingness to fight for voting rights, Home Rule and budget autonomy for the District.”

    D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray thanked the president on Twitter.

    http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/obamas-limo-to-get-dc-taxation-without-representation

    H/T Pema Levy

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – –Heeeeere SHE -GOES –IN ON —another -RE-THUCKER!! – -LOL –

    – – -Soledad O’Brien Calls Out the Hypocrisy of Republicans Refusing Aid to Sandy – –

    – — -Up today for a possible vote is the $51 billion in federal relief for Hurricane Sandy. Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) told Soledad O’Brien on CNN”s “Starting Point” he has a problem with part of it because “it is not paid for.”

    O’Brien challenged him by pointing out the hypocrisy of his position since no one demanded that the costs be offset for disaster relief for his state. After listing the costs of several of South Carolina’s hurricanes, she asked, “Doesn’t he (Chris Christie) have a point, that this is a different standard for folks in New Jersey than for everybody else, including those many folks in your state were given in the past.”

    Watch here via CNN:
    THERE IS MORE.
    Woo! Hoo! – – – – –TEARS HIM a – –BRAN NEW ONE!! LOL –

    Annnd a COMMENT: – -majii
    IMO, Mulvaney and the other republicans who are refusing to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy are first class dicks. These are our fellow Americans, and if taxpaying Americans [areN’T] worthy off assistance in dire straits, then who is? The same people they’re refusing to help have paid taxes for years and have helped to pay these dicks salaries and provide their benefits. Economists have stated repeatedly that if the U.S. wants to borrow money, now is the time to do it because interest rates are low and the return on the investments the government makes will outweigh the interest payments on the loan(s.)
    – – -THERE IS MORE! — -Ooooooweeee! – –FIERCE!!- – —***hands out BAND AIDS*** :>) – – -

    • nellcote

      I’m so used to not watching cnn that I forget to watch her show.

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY nellcote. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – – -***fist bump*** – – -I haven’t watched her show. Sooo I pick these up on video. :>) – Luvin’ the — “SMACK DOWNS”.! – –HAH!

        Good 2 c U nellcote. :>)

  • isonprize

    In addition to their position in history re: Dr. Martin Luther King, they are such a ridiculously cute couple!

  • Miranda

    Poor dears….they don’t know that PBO already won this. There is no negotiation to be had.

    Hardliners shift stance on US debt ceiling
    By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

    A conservative activist group backed by the industrialist Koch brothers is urging Republicans to show restraint during US debt ceiling negotiations, representing a shift in position by the usually hardline Americans for Prosperity.

    The move by the influential group underscores concern that a political stand-off over extending the US’s borrowing limit, which many Republicans are pushing for at the end of February, would diminish public support for sharp cuts in government spending, AFP’s stated goal. AFP opposed an agreement that raised the debt ceiling in 2011 because it said the deal did not go far enough to cut spending.

    more here
    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/fdb387d4-5f3b-11e2-be51-00144feab49a.html#axzz2I5hpdnrt

    • nellcote

      The move by the influential group underscores concern that a political stand-off over extending the US’s borrowing limit
      ===
      will cut into the Koch bros. profits this time.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      It’s over and everybody knows it. The President is going to get a clean bill. There is no crisis. Boehner has the votes right now to pass it and he’s going to.

      • jds09

        Tax reform, gun control, immigration….all at the same (or nearly the same) time. Spread the field….they ain’t got enough people to cover. lol

        • Aquagranny911

          Exactly!

      • goldenstar

        Yep, fake shot.

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

    Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Community State Bank Regarding Alleged Lending Discrimination in Michigan

    Community State Bank of St. Charles, Mich., will open a loan production office in an African-American neighborhood in Saginaw, Mich., invest $165,000 in majority African-American areas in and around Saginaw and take other steps as part of a settlement to resolve allegations that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination on the basis of race, the Justice Department announced today.

    The settlement, which remains subject to court approval, was filed in conjunction with the department’s complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleges that Community State Bank violated the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (EOCA), which prohibit financial institutions from discriminating on the basis of race in their lending practices. The lawsuit alleges that Community State Bank between 2006 and 2009 served the credit needs of the residents of predominantly white neighborhoods in the Saginaw and Flint metropolitan areas to a significantly greater extent than it served the credit needs of majority African-American neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods are easily recognized because the Saginaw area has long had highly-segregated residential housing patterns, especially for African-Americans.

    …Under the settlement, Community will invest $75,000 in a special financing program to increase the amount of credit the bank extends to majority African-American neighborhoods in and around Saginaw, $75,000 in partnerships with organizations that provides credit, financial, homeownership, and/or foreclosure prevention services to the residents of these neighborhoods, and $15,000 in outreach that promotes its products and services to potential customers in these neighborhoods. Community also will open a loan production office in a majority African-American neighborhood of Saginaw and conduct fair lending training for its employees. The agreement also prohibits Community from discriminating on the basis of race in any aspect of a credit transaction.

    MORE: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/January/13-crt-061.html

    • Miranda

      No word from Tavis or Cornel bout this? Nothing? Nada?

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

        The Wells Fargo pimp and his sidekick are quiet. They ain’t trying to feel AG Holder’s skrong hand.

        • isonprize

          skrong

          Stop it, Sepia. Just stop. LOLOLOL

  • Miranda

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Community State Bank Regarding Alleged Lending Discrimination in Michigan

    Community State Bank of St. Charles, Mich., will open a loan production office in an African-American neighborhood in Saginaw, Mich., invest $165,000 in majority African-American areas in and around Saginaw and take other steps as part of a settlement to resolve allegations that it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination on the basis of race, the Justice Department announced today.

    The settlement, which remains subject to court approval, was filed in conjunction with the department’s complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The complaint alleges that Community State Bank violated the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (EOCA), which prohibit financial institutions from discriminating on the basis of race in their lending practices. The lawsuit alleges that Community State Bank between 2006 and 2009 served the credit needs of the residents of predominantly white neighborhoods in the Saginaw and Flint metropolitan areas to a significantly greater extent than it served the credit needs of majority African-American neighborhoods. Those neighborhoods are easily recognized because the Saginaw area has long had highly-segregated residential housing patterns, especially for African-Americans.

    more here
    http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2013/January/13-crt-061.html

  • Miranda

    Who dis fool be? New Jersey peeps…who is dis kneegrow?

    excerpt:
    “Let’s face it, this is a man very deep into an ideology that is not American,” says the Rev. Clenard Childress, a New Jersey minister and antiabortion activist who says black and white voters alike returned Obama to office “to feel better about ourselves and get the guilt of racism off us.”

    Childress says it’s 50-50 that Obama is a Muslim who was born in Kenya: “But what I really care about is do we have the same values? Do you believe in the sanctity of life? Do you believe in marriage as being between man and woman? And this president does not.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/on-inaugural-eve-obamas-most-virulent-foes-want-the-celebration-stopped/2013/01/14/2050f75e-54f6-11e2-a613-ec8d394535c6_story.html?tid=pm_national_pop

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      One nigger in front of ALL those white folks. All I’m gonna say is don’t show up at the inaugural starting some shit, because your ass will get beat.

      • angee

        He may talk crazy but he ain’t that CRAZY! Notice the self hating kneegros talk that sheetz only in a predominantly white arena cause they know what’s up.

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

      I’ve never heard of him. Looks like another house negro for hire.

      But “Clenard” tho?

      • conlakappa

        I told you all before that after the Lott mess, every R member of Congress hired a black front-desk person, most of whose names started with Sha or La and/or ended in -eequa. They are not going Michael Steele again.

    • MonieTalks

      Apparently this dusty-kneed, ashy toes having kneegrow has been running for political office (as an independent) in NJ since at least 2009.

      His clown ass probably caught that Tea party stupidity fever that ran rapid across the country, and it still hasn’t done him any good….just another cackling chicken looking for attention.

      And speaking of dusty-kneed kneegrows……y’all didn’t tell me Sen.-elect Tim Scott from South Carolina actually co-sponsored a monument for aborted babies in South Carolina, yet hates living children so much he could care less about healthcare programs. http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/tim-scott-co-sponsored-monument-aborted-fetuses

    • MsKitty

      Never heard of him. Bless his heart.

    • nellcote

      The WaPoo seems to be working overtime to shit on this inaguration.

    • dannie22

      all i can do is laugh

  • rikyrah

    The Momentum of Their Ideology

    by BooMan
    Tue Jan 15th, 2013 at 07:23:01 PM EST

    Hey, indeedy. Steve Benen and Jon Chait have a laugh at Michael Gerson’s expense. Because, Gerson actually wrote this:

    Gerson sees this [budget] standoff as confirmation of Obama’s cynicism. Obama, he writes, “knows that Republicans are forced by the momentum of their ideology to take positions on spending that he can easily demagogue.” They’re forced by ideology. There’s nothing they can do about it! The ideology has momentum. Republicans are merely along for the ride.

    “The momentum of their ideology” will now join “catapulting the propaganda” in the pantheon of awesomely-coined terms Republicans use to explain their own evil/insanity. Just like defining themselves outside the “reality-based community,” the phrase does more work than originally intended.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/1/15/19231/2273

  • rikyrah

    USA Today: Q&A: Myrlie Evers-Williams on the inauguration

    Q: Did you ever imagine as you worked with your husband Medgar Evers on civil rights that one day there would be a black president?

    A: Of course, we all knew, we hoped, we worked, we prayed that one day there would be a man or a woman of African-American descent who would become the president of the United States of America. That has been a dream come true but if we look at the politics leading up to particularly his second term, there were blocks that came during this time of getting people to register and to vote that are reminiscent of some of those actions that took place 50 years ago to keep people of my race and others away from the polls.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/01/14/myrlie-evers-williams-inauguration-invocation-obama/1834107/

  • rikyrah

    We Will Need to Get Shrill

    by BooMan
    Tue Jan 15th, 2013 at 03:45:59 PM EST

    I assume that because the Republicans can steal most of the Electoral College votes in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, that they will at least try to do so. Virginia, Florida and Ohio, I think they will leave alone. Let me explain what I am talking about.
    As far as I know, there are 48 states that award their Electoral College votes on a winner-take-all basis. Maine and Nebraska give their 2 senate votes to the statewide winner, too, but they award the rest of their delegates to the winner of each congressional district. In 2008, Barack Obama lost Nebraska rather badly, but he won the congressional district containing Omaha, and he was awarded one delegate from the state.

    Legally, there is no reason that all 50 states couldn’t do the same thing. But most state governments have no incentive to water down the power of their state or to allow the weaker party to gain any share of their delegates. For example, Democrats in California and Republicans in Texas would never go for this kind of reform because it would only weaken their candidate for president. But if the traditionally weaker party can gain control of the legislature of a state while controlling the governor’s mansion, they can capture electoral votes that they are unlikely to win any other way. That condition is now met in the states mentioned above.

    The key is, the whole thing backfires on you if your presidential candidate actually wins the state. I think the Republicans probably believe that they still have a shot at winning Florida, Virginia and Ohio outright, so they won’t want to tinker with the Electoral College there, but I think they probably see Wisconsin and definitely see Michigan and Pennsylvania as lost causes.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2013/1/15/143143/181

    • nellcote

      Democrats in California and Republicans in Texas would never go for this kind of reform
      ===
      CA has already signed on to the pact that says electoral votes will go to whoever wins the popular vote nationally. It goes into force if 30+ states sign on also.

  • Camille

    The moment of the week when one shallow, make shit up as you go along blowhard asks an even shallower, make shit up as you go along blowhard:

    “Is this reporting or conjecture–”

    Chris Matthews asks Glenn Thrush after Glenn Thrush pulls another one of his “this is what the White House is thinking” rubbish.

  • rikyrah

    Beautiful montage from TOD:

  • Miranda

    So basically Boehner knows its over. No reason to even bother with the pretense….this is how it will be from here until 2014.

    Josh Chambers ‏@fleetadmiralj
    Sandy relief passes 241-180 (12 NV). Democrats: 192 yea, 1 nay, 7 NV. GOP: 49 yea, 179 nay, 5 NV

    • GOVCHRIS1988

      I told you Nancy Pelosi is the DeFacto Speaker of the House.

  • rikyrah

    Today at 9:36 AM

    Bush Speechwriter Michael Gerson Exposes Obama’s Sinister Being-Reasonable Ploy
    By Jonathan Chait

    The Obama presidency has been an agonizing time for those few remaining moderate Republicans. They fully oppose their party’s extremism, but the gravitational loyalty of partisan attachment prevents them from confronting it head-on. The most common coping mechanism is to imagine a moderate future for the party that always lies just around the corner, merely awaiting the latest promising Republican to flesh out a few details.

    A more interested approach is displayed in the work of Michael Gerson, a former Bush administration speechwriter and a key figure in the development of the “compassionate conservatism” slogan. Gerson’s method of reconciling his party loyalty and disdain for the party’s stance is to blame it all on Obama. Today’s Gerson column is fascinating on a purely psychological level.

    The topic is the fiscal showdown between Obama and the House Republicans. Gerson argues that the House cannot responsibly threaten not to lift the debt ceiling and that the reasonable compromise would be to reform the tax code in a way that raises revenue while also trimming spending on retirement programs. (He endorsed the latter view more fully a week ago.) That is also Obama’s position, but Republicans in the House reject it.

    Gerson sees this standoff as confirmation of Obama’s cynicism. Obama, he writes, “knows that Republicans are forced by the momentum of their ideology to take positions on spending that he can easily demagogue.” They’re forced by ideology. There’s nothing they can do about it! The ideology has momentum. Republicans are merely along for the ride.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/01/obamas-sinister-being-reasonable-ploy-exposed.html

    • nellcote

      That headline made me laugh.

      Oh yeah, fuck Michael Gerson again and still.

    • goldenstar

      It’s like their ideology is a person; like it’s an actor that controls them. they really need a lesson on democracy. Their behinds were ELECTED by voters. They were not deemed members of Congress by this actor, Ideology.

      Unflippin’ real.

  • rikyrah

    Tracy Thorne-Begland’s long trip to the bench
    By Steve Benen

    Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:24 PM EST

    Remember Tracy Thorne-Begland? Nearly a year ago, Thorne-Begland, a state prosecutor, a father, and a former Top Gun fighter pilot, was a state judicial nominee in Virginia. His nomination enjoyed bipartisan sponsorship, but it was defeated anyway — Thorne-Begland is gay and several Republicans said that made him biased and unqualified for the state bench.

    This year, the decorated Navy veteran fared far better.

    The Virginia House and Senate elected interim Judge Tracy Thorne-Begland to a full term on the Richmond Manchester General District Court today, giving legislative approval to the state’ s first openly gay judge after rejecting him last year.

    The Republican-controlled House voted first, approving him 66-28 with one abstention, and was followed by a Senate vote of 28-0. Twelve social conservatives in the Senate did not vote.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/15/16529186-tracy-thorne-beglands-long-trip-to-the-bench?lite

    • nellcote

      I’m glad he got in but I wonder what changed.

  • rikyrah

    Rev. Al cracks me up…talking to this CAC about them voting against Sandy Aid….Rev. Al couldn’t help himself…his facial expressions give him away…..he was so like ‘ W-T-F’ talking to this guy tonight..LOL

  • Alma98
    • nellcote

      WTF?

    • Miranda

      *FACEPALM*

    • Admiral_Komack

      If he is that damned stupid he needs to go to prison for the rest of his natural life.

      • Alma98

        My husband said the same thing.

        • GreenLadyHere

          U SPEAK TRUTH — – — — -MR. Alma!! – -LOL :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – – – -BWAHAHA – –WAYTA GO 2 tryta get on da – – -2016 BALLOT. LOL – –

    – – –Louisiana Governor’s New Plan Would Raise Taxes On Bottom 80 Percent Of Residents – –

    — – -Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) recently rolled out a plan to replace his state’s personal income and corporate taxes with an increased sales tax. Such a move would shift taxes from the rich to the poor, who are disproportionately hit by the sales tax.

    According to an analysis by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Jindal’s plan will raise taxes on the bottom 80 percent of Louisianians, while cutting them for the richest 1 percent:

    – The bottom 80 percent of Louisianans in the income distribution would see a tax increase from repealing the personal and corporate income taxes and replacing them with a higher sales tax.

    – The poorest 20 percent of taxpayers, those with an average income of $12,000, would see an average tax
    increase of $395, or 3.4 percent of their income, if no low income tax relief mechanism is offered.

    – – – -SNIP — –
    – —Jindal is not the only Republican lawmaker looking to shift more taxes onto his low-income constituents. North Carolina Republicans are also looking to swap their state’s income tax for a sales tax, while Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) wants to finance elimination of his state’s gas tax with an expanded sales tax.

    THERE IS MORE – – – -EVIL/VILE — KRAP!!

    Soooo – — -DEY ‘ON’T hafta make a –47% -SECRET VIDEO – -LOL

    DEY just –PUT IT OUT THERE on –the RIGHT-LEANIN’ -msm – -LOL

    – – -TELL ‘EM – – – -Antoine!! – –WHEW LAWD!! — –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – —It’s KINDA LIKE THIS :>) – —
    – — Mother & Child Reunion – – -:>) – -F.U.B.U. –:>)–

    – —Ellen and Lana Ector prove ‘Black Girls Workout Too’ with new mother-daughter workout DVD – —

    – – —-From Clutch Magazine: Two spunky women are seeking to break the myth about how black women interact with fitness.

    Ellen and Lana Ector have transformed their popular group exercise classes into a workout tape that women can use at home. The Atlanta-based mother-and-daughter fitness duo have put together “Black Girls Workout Too”, an exercise program that pushes females to rigorously increase their heart rate while toning their entire body.

    The Ectors are mission-driven with their new fitness project:

    “Curves are good..in the right places! Statistics show that 4 out of 5. African-American women are overweight or obese and we have to change that!” a message on their fitness video’s website reads.

    Read the rest of this story on Clutch Magazine.
    VIDEO- —-WERK –IT! –LADIES!! :>) – -

    THANK U. :>) – – -Annnnnda 1 —2- —3 – 4 — –***passes our*** – -LOL –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – – -A TRIBUTE 2 – -The REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. —

    —-Famous Inspirational Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. – —

    —****tears**annnd ***smiles*** – — -THANK U. – –RIHEP — SIR. – -

  • rikyrah

    HOLD THE FUCK UP!!!

    The NRA used SASHA AND MALIA in an ad?

    • Aquagranny911

      Believe it! Apparently they have taken it down but the intertubes are forever, Bebe! This will kick their sorry asses!

    • isonprize

      Rikyrah,

      Here ya go. The Washington Post has a copy. Not pictures of them, but yes, they referred to the President’s daughters.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/15/nra-obama-ad/

      • Aquagranny911

        Don’t read the comments!

  • Alma98

    Real Husbands of Hollywood, lawd have mercy a break-away-suit .

    • rikyrah

      It’s hilarious

      • Alma98

        He got beat up by an 11yr old hahahahaha!

  • GreenLadyHere

    Watchin’ Lawrence “O” – — –The “DREADED -nra[cists]” – – have taken that – -DISGUSTING – – RACIST ad [involvin’ the “GIRLS”] FOWN FROM their website.

    – – –BETCHA they got a CALL from the DOJ!! – –HOMELAND SECURITY – – -FBI –CIA – – –or some other – –ACRONYM!! LOL – – — –

    – -C’MON – -KARMA!! – -

    • nellcote

      Secret Service.

      • GreenLadyHere

        – –***fist bump*** –YEP! :>) — -

  • crazycanuck

    In light of that disgusting, vile ad by the NRA, I think I will say Aquagrannys prayer for your President. May the angels watch over him, everday.

    • Aquagranny911

      Thank you CC! We need all the prayers we can get.

  • JojoRaze

    This post on Dr Cordice is such a great find! I’ve never heard that Dr King had been injured like this before his untimely death. So good of wnyc, my hometown NPR station for digging this up.

  • isonprize

    These fools have lost whatever tap of sense they ever had.

    The title of this WashPost article is not even the real issue. The issue is that this ‘ad’ by the NRA references Pres. Obama’s daughters.

    NRA’s new ad calls Obama ‘elitist hypocrite’
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/15/nra-obama-ad/

    • Aquagranny911

      Santos preserve us along with PBO and his family!

      Whatever you do don’t read the comments to that article.

      • crazycanuck

        Didn’t resd the comments, but I can just imagine. how can there be such sick individuals in this world?

  • isonprize

    That video disturbed me to the core…

    What’s Going On??

    • isonprize

      “What’s Going On”

      Mother, mother
      There’s too many of you crying
      Brother, brother, brother
      There’s far too many of you dying
      You know we’ve got to find a way
      To bring some lovin’ here today – Ya

      Father, father
      We don’t need to escalate
      You see, war is not the answer
      For only love can conquer hate
      You know we’ve got to find a way
      To bring some lovin’ here today

      Picket lines and picket signs
      Don’t punish me with brutality
      Talk to me, so you can see
      Oh, what’s going on
      What’s going on
      Ya, what’s going on
      Ah, what’s going on

      In the mean time
      Right on, baby
      Right on
      Right on

      Father, father, everybody thinks we’re wrong
      Oh, but who are they to judge us
      Simply because our hair is long
      Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
      To bring some understanding here today
      Oh

      Picket lines and picket signs
      Don’t punish me with brutality
      Talk to me
      So you can see
      What’s going on
      Ya, what’s going on
      Tell me what’s going on
      I’ll tell you what’s going on – Uh
      Right on baby
      Right on baby

  • Kennymack1971

    I just got in and saw the NRA ad. These people have lost their minds. They really have.
    .

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – –YA KNOW how we’ve been givin’ POLLs the ***side eye*** – – –
    BUT — – THIS — -may B promisin’. . . – –

    – -Poll: Hagan Slightly Ahead Of Potential GOP Challengers – – –

    – – – -Facing re-election in 2014, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan leads potential Republican challengers who are either unknown or unpopular in North Carolina by a narrow margin, a new poll from Public Policy Polling finds.

    Hagan’s job performance is slightly underwater, with 34 percent of approving and 36 percent disapproving. Still, Hagan leads potential challengers by six to 10 points.
    – – – – -SNIP —
    — – – The survey of 608 North Carolina voters was conducted Jan. 10-13 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.0 percentage points.

    THERE IS MORE.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – –He is in need of OUR PRAYERS — – -AMEN.

    – – –ESPN’s Stuart Scott Says his Cancer Has Returned – — – –

    – – – - *ESPN anchor Stuart Scott said on Monday that he will undergo more chemotherapy treatments for cancer.

    On Twitter, the ESPN anchor said, “I’m back in the fight. C reared its head again. Chemo evry 2 weeks, but I’ll still work, still work out.”

    – -ESPN spokesman Mike Soltys said Scott “plans to continue to work the best he can around his treatments.”
    THERE IS MORE

    – – – -How BRAVE of him.♥ —B BLESSED. WE R PRAYIN’ 4 U. AMEN. –

  • GreenLadyHere

    Sepia – – –Benediction 2 B delivered by – – – -REV. LUIS LEON: – —

    — -Episcopal priest to give Obama benediction – –

    – – – – – -The Rev. Luis Leon, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, was tapped Tuesday to give the benediction at President Obama’s second inauguration.

    Leon replaces Louie Giglio, pastor of a megachurch in Atlanta, USA Today reported. Giglio decided not to participate in the inauguration because of controversy over remarks he made several years ago opposing gay marriage.

    For Leon, it will be his second appearance at a presidential inauguration. He gave the benediction for President George W. Bush in 2005.

    “I don’t mind being in the bullpen; relievers are very important,” Leon told the CNN Belief Blog.
    THERE IS MORE. – —

    – – -Waitin’ 4 da 1st critique.. . . . . . .

  • GreenLadyHere

    - – – Dear POU FAM♥ – -G’NIGHT. :>) – – -MAY U HAVE BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. ♥ – -♥ :>) – – —

    – – – –Martin Luther King & Barack Obama Get New Tribute by LaDeana Michelle

    – — – — Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King jr. Happy Birthday Stevie Wonder – -***tears*** annnnd –***smiles** – –
    — - -RIHEP. – -BELOVED REV. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr. :>)- –