If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(The Hill)   Our two most prominent leaders of color; America's first black president and its first orange Speaker of the House are set to attend the unveiling a statue of Rosa Parks in the Capitol Rotunda   (thehill.com) divider line 86
    More: Cool, U.S. Capitol, Speaker of the House, Rosa Parks, obama, Capitol Rotunda  
•       •       •

6278 clicks; posted to Politics » on 27 Feb 2013 at 11:08 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



86 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-02-27 11:10:15 AM
Cue Oompa-Loompa theme...
 
2013-02-27 11:13:04 AM
I LOLed

(or is it "I LedOL")
 
2013-02-27 11:13:10 AM
ok, I'll play...

www.angryblacklady.com
 
2013-02-27 11:13:13 AM
Here's hoping the dixies will keep their mouths shut.

/"All she did was sit on a bus!"
//I would actually slap anyone who seriously said that.
///Slashies come in threes!
 
2013-02-27 11:13:47 AM
I wonder how the Tea Party managed to do such a great tribute without Obabmuh getting in the way?
 
2013-02-27 11:13:52 AM
thepoliticalcarnival.net
 
2013-02-27 11:14:28 AM
www.angryblacklady.com
 
2013-02-27 11:15:08 AM
wonkette.com
 
2013-02-27 11:15:48 AM
aattp.org
 
2013-02-27 11:17:04 AM
i188.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-27 11:17:49 AM

RulerOfNone: Here's hoping the dixies will keep their mouths shut.

/"All she did was sit on a bus!"
//I would actually slap anyone who seriously said that.
///Slashies come in threes!


Why slap them?  Anyone that stupid can't be reasoned with and should just be ignored.

/It's like saying Lee Harvey Oswald just pulled a trigger, Thomas Paine just wrote some pamphlets, and Gandhi just didn't eat.
//It's such an over simplification of the act and the results that it doesn't even merit consideration.
 
2013-02-27 11:18:07 AM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-02-27 11:19:26 AM
not Boehner, but this cracked me up

d2rvtpubbwmp0b.cloudfront.net

ok, done now
 
2013-02-27 11:20:59 AM
no, sorry, there's one more...

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-27 11:21:14 AM
Stop it Horsebolt, I'm laughing so hard I feel ill.
 
2013-02-27 11:25:29 AM
+1
 
2013-02-27 11:25:43 AM
I can't make it stop...
www.boingboing.net
 
2013-02-27 11:27:15 AM
he is the first half-caf POTUS
dailyshotofcoffee.com
 
2013-02-27 11:28:29 AM
If Boehner 's wife is green, it will be the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.
 
2013-02-27 11:28:31 AM
Fun fact:

My grandfather and Rosa Parks started the civil rights movement.
 
2013-02-27 11:29:01 AM
What, no Annoying Orange reference?
 
2013-02-27 11:36:23 AM
Rosa Park, the heroine of the never-ending struggle for real Americans to carry their constitutionally-guaranteed weapons at all times to protect their lesser libby brethren from evil gubbmint.

Or was that Martin Luther King.
 
2013-02-27 11:38:23 AM

Kibbler: Rosa Park, the heroine of the never-ending struggle for real Americans to carry their constitutionally-guaranteed weapons at all times to protect their lesser libby brethren from evil gubbmint.

Or was that Martin Luther King.


No she created the slap chop, King fought against affirmative action
 
2013-02-27 11:39:25 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-27 11:44:29 AM

RulerOfNone: Here's hoping the dixies will keep their mouths shut.

/"All she did was sit on a bus!"
//I would actually slap anyone who seriously said that.
///Slashies come in threes!


Welllllll; realllly all she did was sit and be lazy.....


/ and then become a cultural icon that was the face; or more specifically, the posterior of an entire movement.

// and to this day; politicans try to associate everything they do as something Ms. Parks would do

/// W.W.R.P.D?
 
2013-02-27 11:53:19 AM
Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

i2.cdn.turner.com

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

i.huffpost.com
 
2013-02-27 11:55:16 AM
The title is "Chocolatier-American", subby.
 
2013-02-27 11:55:49 AM
What about Claudette Colvin?
 
2013-02-27 11:56:05 AM
Rosa Parks isn't important so much as a symbol of the civil rights movement, which of course she is, but as a symbol of the American spirit. Indomitable, dogged, and willing to fight for what is right. Her small action on that day represents the voices of the millions crushed under the yoke of inequality. The demand to be taken seriously as a citizen, a neighbor, and a human being.

In the pantheon of American historic figures, her spirit and actions stand high and I'm glad to see her being honored in this way.
 
2013-02-27 11:57:15 AM

RulerOfNone: Here's hoping the dixies will keep their mouths shut.

/"All she did was sit on a bus!"
//I would actually slap anyone who seriously said that.
///Slashies come in threes!



So, will the statue be of her sitting, 'cause that's all she did, ya know.


/ in Birmingham
// awaiting your knock
/// this slashie intentionally left blank
 
2013-02-27 12:00:29 PM
This is stupid. She was just one of many. She happened to be the one that got the headlines.

The purpose of making heroes out of people like her and MLK is to make the rest of us think that there was something special about them. There wasn't. Anyone can do it. All they had was organization and will, and those are things anyone can get.
 
2013-02-27 12:01:13 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]


Obama probably has less white blood by percentage than most "black" people in the US,  miscengenation was a very popular past-time back in the bad old days in the South even if lots of members of the "pure white race" try to deny thier own ancestry.  and IIRC, the rule was more than 1/16th black made you black back when that was a BAD thing, so it seems only fair to apply the same standard when it's a positive one
 
2013-02-27 12:02:42 PM
Some friends and I were loading into a car the other day when one of them yelled SHOTGUN!
I got to the passenger seat first, though, and when he looked at me quizzically, I said ROSA PARKS!
 
2013-02-27 12:04:56 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Rosa Parks isn't important so much as a symbol of the civil rights movement, which of course she is, but as a symbol of the American spirit. Indomitable, dogged, and willing to fight for what is right. Her small action on that day represents the voices of the millions crushed under the yoke of inequality. The demand to be taken seriously as a citizen, a neighbor, and a human being.

In the pantheon of American historic figures, her spirit and actions stand high and I'm glad to see her being honored in this way.


I've always wondered if the unknown bus driver or the white men who asked her to moved to the back of the bus on that fateful day in Alabama regretted their actions and have come to terms with it.

It always amazed me that such a seemingly small and trivial act of rebeling would spark one of the greatest movements in the history of the United States.
 
2013-02-27 12:10:42 PM
Saw a clip of that unveiling on the TV here at work... Not sure if that was Mitch McConnell on Obama's right, but both Boehner and McConnell looked rather uncomfortable being there... At least in that clip they did...
 
2013-02-27 12:13:33 PM

SuperNinjaToad: AverageAmericanGuy: Rosa Parks isn't important so much as a symbol of the civil rights movement, which of course she is, but as a symbol of the American spirit. Indomitable, dogged, and willing to fight for what is right. Her small action on that day represents the voices of the millions crushed under the yoke of inequality. The demand to be taken seriously as a citizen, a neighbor, and a human being.

In the pantheon of American historic figures, her spirit and actions stand high and I'm glad to see her being honored in this way.

I've always wondered if the unknown bus driver or the white men who asked her to moved to the back of the bus on that fateful day in Alabama regretted their actions and have come to terms with it.

It always amazed me that such a seemingly small and trivial act of rebeling would spark one of the greatest movements in the history of the United States.


The seeds of resentment were growing for a long time. Look at the Arab Spring for an example of this in this generation. One guy protests ill treatment and it acts as a catharsis, loosing all the pent up anger and rage against the existing power structures. One woman refuses to be treated like a second class citizen and the underclass rise up with one voice to demand equitable treatment under the law.

The Civil Rights Movement was the third most important movements in American history, overshadowed only by the American Revolution and the Civil War, but even then the underpinnings of the Civil Rights Movement were established in the years leading up to the Civil War.
 
2013-02-27 12:13:42 PM
An article on thehill that simply reported an event? With no slant?

I'm impressed.

then of course we get to the comments

Wherever there is a camera and a chance to appear sensitive, that negro will appear.
 
2013-02-27 12:14:02 PM

SuperNinjaToad: I've always wondered if the unknown bus driver or the white men who asked her to moved to the back of the bus on that fateful day in Alabama regretted their actions and have come to terms with it.


Bentford Smith ("Uncle BS") Wilson tells his version:

http://youtu.be/3Zy0LCHJC_k?t=1m12s
 
2013-02-27 12:16:44 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Rosa Parks isn't important so much as a symbol of the civil rights movement, which of course she is, but as a symbol of the American spirit. Indomitable, dogged, and willing to fight for what is right. Her small action on that day represents the voices of the millions crushed under the yoke of inequality. The demand to be taken seriously as a citizen, a neighbor, and a human being.

In the pantheon of American historic figures, her spirit and actions stand high and I'm glad to see her being honored in this way.


Nice that the guys honoring her believe in none of those things.
 
2013-02-27 12:21:20 PM

kindms: AverageAmericanGuy: Rosa Parks isn't important so much as a symbol of the civil rights movement, which of course she is, but as a symbol of the American spirit. Indomitable, dogged, and willing to fight for what is right. Her small action on that day represents the voices of the millions crushed under the yoke of inequality. The demand to be taken seriously as a citizen, a neighbor, and a human being.

In the pantheon of American historic figures, her spirit and actions stand high and I'm glad to see her being honored in this way.

Nice that the guys honoring her believe in none of those things.


I know right? The guy who want us to judge by skin color instead of character should not be there, he should be at home with the first lady spending tax dollars on stupid shiat
 
2013-02-27 12:33:21 PM
Aren't all humans one color or another?
 
2013-02-27 12:34:36 PM

Magorn: Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

Obama probably has less white blood by percentage than most "black" people in the US,  miscengenation was a very popular past-time back in the bad old days in the South even if lots of members of the "pure white race" try to deny thier own ancestry.  and IIRC, the rule was more than 1/16th black made you black back when that was a BAD thing, so it seems only fair to apply the same standard when it's a positive one


It's time to deal with real biology and real science, not some made up bullshiat created by greedy white asswipes so that more people- even their own children- would be consider slaves and therefore property.

Obama is bi-racial. He is just as much white as he is black.
 
2013-02-27 12:42:04 PM

RanDomino: This is stupid. She was just one of many. She happened to be the one that got the headlines.

The purpose of making heroes out of people like her and MLK is to make the rest of us think that there was something special about them. There wasn't. Anyone can do it. All they had was organization and will, and those are things anyone can get.


The purpose of lynching a black man was to make the rest of us thing there was something worthless and sub-human about that individual and about all black people in general. And the lynchers were certainly organized. So I don't blame the tactics used by the civil rights movement. At least they didn't say burn baby burn.
 
2013-02-27 12:44:23 PM

Scoonie97: What about Claudette Colvin?


RanDomino: This is stupid. She was just one of many. She happened to be the one that got the headlines.

The purpose of making heroes out of people like her and MLK is to make the rest of us think that there was something special about them. There wasn't. Anyone can do it. All they had was organization and will, and those are things anyone can get.


Organization and will is a big part of WHY Rosa Parks got the headlines and Claudette Colvin didn't. Lots of people were arrested under Jim Crow laws, being able to bring the issue to a wider audience and ignite a movement is the part we celebrate. Rosa Parks had already been active for years in the NAACP, and was part of the leadership of the local branch. She wasn't just a tired old lady (she wasn't even that old) who didn't want to get up and move, she was a politically savvy activist who seized an opportunity to make a statement.
 
2013-02-27 12:45:11 PM

trekkiecougar: Obama is bi-racial. He is just as much white as he is black.


That makes him Grey.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-27 12:46:15 PM
All the pressing issues goto the back of the bus.
 
2013-02-27 12:51:06 PM

trekkiecougar: Magorn: Clemkadidlefark: Subby - Obama is not "black". He is  Mulatto - a person of mixed white and black ancestry; esp. A person with one white and one black parent.

[i2.cdn.turner.com image 270x360]

This is a Black Man. All black, all the time. Doesn't have to try and fool people.

[i.huffpost.com image 260x190]

Obama probably has less white blood by percentage than most "black" people in the US,  miscengenation was a very popular past-time back in the bad old days in the South even if lots of members of the "pure white race" try to deny thier own ancestry.  and IIRC, the rule was more than 1/16th black made you black back when that was a BAD thing, so it seems only fair to apply the same standard when it's a positive one

It's time to deal with real biology and real science, not some made up bullshiat created by greedy white asswipes so that more people- even their own children- would be consider slaves and therefore property.

Obama is bi-racial. He is just as much white as he is black.


The true test of blackness is to dress Obama in a suit and have him attempt to hail a cab after dark.

/He's black
 
2013-02-27 12:58:39 PM
Obama is white.
 
2013-02-27 01:05:04 PM

Snarfangel: If Boehner 's wife is green, it will be the biggest mix-up that you have ever seen.


Oh great... That's going to be in my head indefinitely.
 
2013-02-27 01:11:32 PM
<I>Obama has frequently cited Parks as an influential figure in his own life, taking time to visit the Birmingham, Ala., bus where she famously refused to give up her seat during a visit to the Henry Ford museum in Michigan.</I>

She refused to give up her seat at the Henry Ford museum?
 
Displayed 50 of 86 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report