On July 14th the NAACP passed a resolution condemning the racist elements with in the Tea Party movement. Needless to say that didn?t go over well with the Tea Party or the conservative movement in general.
Now, I’ll be honest, I haven?t read the text of the resolution, but I find it hard to believe that the NAACP was actually condemning the entire Tea Party Movement, and was instead just targeting the racist fringe elements, elements that tend to exist within all most any political movement. Elements that most Tea Party leaders themselves have been trying to remove.
So, on the 19th, Andrew Brietbart dug up some video clips from an NAACP awards dinner in March where Shirley Sherrod, USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development gave a speech, edited them to remove any context, and posted them on his site Big Government in an attempt to prove a point. Using editied video to undermine your political opponents has exploded thanks to the advent of the YouTube era.
Posts Tagged ‘Gay Life’
This morning the Advocate reports on yet another suicide of a young gay man. 19 year old Raymond Chase, who attended Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island hung himself in his dorm room on Wednesday. According to Autostraddle?
Raymond Chase was a person who liked Harry Potter and Rugrats and was a member of the popular facebook group ?I cant spell ?bananas? without singing hollaback girl.? He?s not number five in a week of suicides, he?s a unique special person with friends and family who are devastated by his loss. He?s a gay college kid who sure seems happy but not that day, or maybe he?d never been, and something happened or something had always happened and he couldn?t do it.