Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Update~ #AllLivesMatter My Donkey #KeepingItReal

 It's official.  EYE am scared.  Not of Isis, Al Queda, the Taliban, so called illegal immigrants, or Syrian Refugees.  Nope.   EYE am scared of the people who hate us for our freedom and their enablers.

Photo published for 5 people shot at Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis
Five People Shot at Black Lives Matter Protest in Minneapolis

EYE knew this day was coming.  We (African Americans) are being terrorized, treated like illegal immigrants in our own county.  A country that was built on the backs of our labor.  
They called me n*****, monkey, and they shouted ‘all lives matter’ while they were kicking and punching me.
This is what happens when the white, male dominated, mainstream media ,enables lies, demagoguery, and negative racial stereotypes, under the guise of being fair and balanced.  Eye HOPE they are happy because this blood is on their hands
The demonstrators have criticized the police response to Monday night’s shooting on Twitter, saying officers staged outside of the scene for several minutes before coming to the aid of the gunshot victims. They also say officers maced protesters who were filming them.
Decoding the Code Words
“It was just a sea of white faces,” he told Think Progress. “A lady kicked me in the stomach. A man kicked me in the chest. They called me n*****, monkey, and they shouted ‘all lives matter’ while they were kicking and punching me. So for all the people who are still confused at this point, they proved what ‘all lives matter’ meant. It means, ‘Shut up, n*****.'”
B-But it's not Terrorism 
I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me.
Time will tell the truth
After all, a show needs an audience. And the GOP and their supporters have given Trump an audience for far too long. It is time that they step up and stop indulging this dog and pony show. If Donald Trump truly represents the GOP, then they need to consider changing their name to the Nazi party because it would mean that they are trying to elect the next Hitler to power.

If he does not represent the true nature of the GOP, then they need to speak up because right now they are allowing Trump to define who they are.
Does Donald Trump intend to Make America Great Again by bringing back Slavery?
People can sit back thinking that it will never happen, but think about this, it happened after Reconstruction and there were those who thought the same thing. People it is time to stand up and say ENOUGH! Skip the empty apologies.
GOP Party trying to kill us softly with evidence of things not seen..

Monday, November 23, 2015

EYE understand the fear #AYearWithoutTamir #JordanDavis #EricGarner #MikeBrown #JFK

EYE was in the second grade on 11.22.1963 when the principal announced over the intercom President Kennedy had been shot. I didn't find out he died until I got home. The days that followed were very sad, I remember feeling sorry for Carolyn, John John, and Jackie Kennedy. I also remember being  afraid for the leaders who tried to help African Americans. Sure enough, then came the assassinations of Martin Luther King,Jr, and Robert Kennedy

My ancestors lived through 400 years of torture/slavery, my generation lived through domestic terrorism/Jim Crow, my children are living through Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Jordan Russell Davis,Renisha McBride and other victims of senseless violence.

First Donald Trump came for the Muslims
The GOP is at a crossroads that will define its party for years. They can nominate Trump, a man who has demonized American minority groups, or choose someone who truly embraces American values. But if Trump is the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, they will have made it clear to America that the Grand Old Party is no longer the party of Lincoln, but the party of hate.
You think? 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

EYE understand the fear in #SweetHomeAlabama #DonaldTrumpSupporters vs #BlackLivesMatterBirmingham Edition

Mercutio Southall was arrested in April 2015 during a protest in front of Birmingham police headquarters on First Avenue North. (Carol Robinson)
Remember what GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump said would happen if #BlackLivesMatter protesters dared try to shut him down?  

I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself or if other people will.
Well now we know... other people will do the fighting for him.
Trump supporters — yes, the same crowd that attracts “White Power Rangers” in droves — finally had an opportunity to do what they all secretly want to do anyway: beat up a black guy. At a campaign event in Birmingham, Alabama, a city with a long history of racism, discrimination, and violence against minorities, an African-American man became too disruptive for Trump’s liking, so the billionaire screamed “Get him the hell out of here.”
EYE thought Governor Bentley said it was his responsibility to protect us? 
Trump, the front-running Republican presidential candidate, had Southall thrown out. Secret Service agents and Birmingham police escorted Southall from the room. "They were trying to protect them from me and I was like, 'where were you when they were attacking me and choking me?" he said.
Southall said he was repeatedly called a "n****r" and "monkey" and told his life doesn't matter. It's nothing new to him. "When I wake up in the morning, I pretty much expect trouble,'' he said. "We're not the Negros from the 60s. I believe in defending myself, defending my people and sticking up for my people."
"I'm not violent. I'm not out threatening to blow up people,'' he said. "Self-preservation is an instinct every creature has and we deserve respect."
Nope, Mr. Southall, Donald Trump said you got what you deserved, and it wasn't r-e-s-p-e-c-t.
Trump was asked to weigh in on his supporters’ actions on Fox & Friends Sunday morning. “Maybe he should have been roughed up,” he said. “It was disgusting what he was doing.”
The Republican frontrunner compared what happened at his rally to a Black Lives Matter protest at a Bernie Sanders event, which prompted the Democratic candidate to release a detailed racial justice plan. “This is not the way Bernie Sanders handled his problem, I will tell you, but I have a lot of fans and they were not happy about it. And this was a very obnoxious guy, a troublemaker, looking to make trouble,” Trump said. captured a video of Southall flipping off the crowd while being led out of the building by police, but they didn't capture a video of Southall being attacked by trump supporters. Typical case of the media turning the victim into the criminal.

EYE understand the fear in Sweet Home Alabama.  Maybe they should change the slogan from Alabama the Beautiful to something else.....

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Congressman (sic) Mo "anything short of shooting illegals" Brooks is making #SweetHomeAlabama proud again.

Not.  It ought to be against the law to use the public airways to spew hatred, bigotry, and misinformation, but it's not, so Alabama's CD 5 Congress Critter Mo Brooks went there when he made an appearance on Radio Boy's show.  
"We’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation,” Brooks said. “That answers very quickly why so many of them want to come to the United States of America.”
“We’re paying them to come here,” the Alabama congressman concluded. “It’s a paid vacation!”
Yep,  Mo used the public airways to misinform the uniformed, and turn the victims into criminals.
Instead of viewing refugees as people fleeing the violence that has claimed more than 200,000 lives, Brooks saw a host of incoming welfare queens intent on taking advantage of Americans’ generosity.
Psst Mo!  Sweet Home Alabama is the last place Syrian Refugees would want to "vacation".  They are trying to flee violence and despair. 
Thousands of civilians have been victims of mass shootings and gunfire between government forces and insurgents. In one case documented by the United Nations, more than 100 people, including at least 49 children, were killed in Homs on May 25, 2012. Most were shot at close range.
The U.N. reports that armed opposition groups have also executed children, but lack of access in areas controlled by the Islamic State has prevented systematic documentation. “In places like Raqqa and Deir Ezzor, it’s almost impossible to verify the information,” said Bassam al-Ahmad, spokesman for the Violation Documentation Center in Syria.
What is most troubling to me is the fact Mo Brooks is an elected official, and has been most of his adult life.  For an elected official to have this point of view is dangerous, because he also has to the power to act on his beliefs.
In its essence, racism is culturally sanctioned strategies that defend the advantages of power, privilege and prestige which "Whites have because of the subordinated position of racial minorities." This deliberate political, economical, religious and sociocultural structuring of privilege, does not take place in some moral vacuum. It has behind it the moral force of an ideology of supremacy, an ill-will that claims racial superiority and pride of position. By ideology I mean a system of ideas and beliefs about the universe, to which a people adhere in order to justify their attitudes and actions. This ideology can have a religious or a scientific basis, depending on which one shapes our worldview. Nevertheless the outcome is the same, where one group benefits and the other does not.
They say parents are the first teachers, so I have to assume Mo Brooks was raised with this point of view, and he raised his children with this point of view, and they are raising their children with this point of view, and that it will go on, and on, and onSigh

We can't stop people from being racist, but we damn well can stop electing them to office.   The only problem is finding someone to vote for.  Surely there are more people of good will than there are of... them.

Friday, November 20, 2015

A RedEYE Hope You Are Happy Rant #47DemCowards

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EYE hope all of you so called democrats who just couldn't bring your self to vote for Ron Sparks for Governor because he will happily kow-tow to them,  and who hate Joe Reed more than they love themselves are happy now.

EYE hope all you so called democrats who told us real democrats to STFU and STFD when we tried to tell you Artur Davis and Terri Sewell were frauds are happy now.

EYE hope all  of you so called democrats/moderates/Independents/progressives, or what ever you want to call yourselves who didn't vote because your candidate lost are happy now.

EYE hope all you democrats etc. who spent more time fighting each other instead of fighting the republicans are happy now.

Don't blame me. EYE voted a straight democratic ticket.  But EYE won't be making that mistake again.  EYE will not vote for any DINO's (Democrats in name only).  

You are either for the democratic party agenda.  All of it.  Or, you are against the democratic party agenda. 

Rant Over and Out.  For now.

EYE want to know what the Alabama Democratic Party is gong to do about Mis-Rep.Terri Sewell?

Congressman Terri Sewell (D-AL7)
Congressman Terri Sewell (D-AL7)
Not surprised to see GOP vote for racism, but very disappointed in the behavior of Terri Sewell

Here we go again

Alabama's lone democrat joins republicans, bucks Obama on Syrian Refugee program.

Not surprised to see GOP vote for racism, but very disappointed in the behavior of Terri Sewell

EYE think she should get the Artur Davis treatment. 

Hillary, come get your fundraiser/supporter.

With Democrats like this who needs republicans?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

EYE Understand the Fear

Alabama is number one, y'all. Gov. Bentley was the first to step up and declare our great state the last place on earth the Syrian refugees are welcome.

Uh, would someone please tell these elected *cough cough* officials the Federal Government is the largest employer in the state of Alabama, and,  Sweet Home Alabama get's more FEDERAL dollars than any state in the UNION?  EYE mean, really, what are they thinking? Talking about biting off your nose to spite your face.
Congress should use the power of the purse to prevent the president from pursuing his plan to resettle Syrian refugees in the United States, Alabama's two Republican senators said Tuesday.
Maybe there is a method to their madness, but don't say anything when the President of the United States of America uses his executive power and his veto pen as the big payback

EYE understand the politics of fear and loathing

Really EYE do.

 EYE... live with it every day of my life.

Welcome to  my


We are seeing black people killed everyday now.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Governor Bentley: We need to protect people of our state from them there refugees

#PatelAlabama: Governor apologizes to the government of India for Alabama police treating one of their citizens like "a skinny black man"
Just in case you missed it, our Governor was interviewed on CNN this morning pontificating about his stand on the state line to keep Alabamans safe from them there Muslims, EYE mean, Syrian refugees.  He really didn't have a good reason to offer, so he named dropped that he was with Condolezza Rice yesterdaywho allegedly told him Syria should set up a refugee camp over there to contain them.

This is the same Condolezza Rice who was the National Security Advisor that gave pResident George W. Bush a daily briefing one month prior to the 9/11 attacks that said Osama determined to attack inside the U.S. and didn't know what that meant.  The same Condolezza Rice who was the Secretary of State before, during and after Hurricane Katrina.

Governor Bentley also name dropped the director of Homeland Security, and the FBI, both of which are federal agencies, as in the federal government, as in the federal government he plans to obstruct and defy in order to keep Alabamans safe from them there refugees.  The same federal government that is the largest employer in Sweet Home Alabama.

More Alabamians have died from guns, natural disasters, and because they don't have access to quality affordable health care than from Muslims, EYE mean, refugees.  But don't let a little thing like facts get in the way of bigotry in the name of The Lord.  Our Governor kept saying he was at war with his heart and his head, and his head was winning.  As someone who claims to be a Christian doesn't he realize baby Jesus and His parents were refugees?

EYE wish the citizens of Alabama had somewhere to run.

To make the irony more explicit, Bentley will be joined at the conference with the Japanese by Martin Luther King III. An Alabama Governor is meeting with the Japanese – a population that America once forcibly detained for fear of the color of their skin – and is accompanied by the son of a man who Alabama once detained for fear of the color of his skin. The only thing that could make it more ironic would be if they convened in Huntsville, a city that prospered as the result of Alabama welcoming German scientists in the wake of World War II.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Psst Governor Bentley! There's a problem with your stand on the state line to refuse Syrian refugees...

You can't
Just in case there is any doubt, President Obama has explicit statutory authorization to accept foreign refugees into the United States. Under the Refugee Act of 1980, the president may admit refugees who face “persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion” into the United States, and the president’s power to do so is particularly robust if they determine that an “unforeseen emergency refugee situation” such as the Syrian refugee crisis exists.

Despite popular and uniformed opinion, Alabama is still a part of the United States of America.  Sir.
The problem for Jindal, Abbott and the other governors opposed to admitting refugees, however, is that there is no lawful means that permits a state government to dictate immigration policy to the president in this way. As the Supreme Court explained in Hines v. Davidowitz, “the supremacy of the national power in the general field of foreign affairs, including power over immigration, naturalization and deportation, is made clear by the Constitution.” States do not get to overrule the federal government on matters such as this one.
Cartoon by J.D. Crowe - Alabama immigration law
Editorial Carton for Alabama Media Group by J.D.Crowe
You can take a whole row of seats now. 

EYE Don't Think #SweetHomeAlabama is on any refugees' list of desired destinations

A Syrian refugee family is seen on a beach moments after arriving on a raft on the Greek island of Lesbos, November 10, 2015. Since the start of the year, over 590,000 people have crossed into Greece, the frontline of a massive westward population shift f
Go away, kids. Alabama is too scared of you.
So, here we go again.  You know the drill.  Make Alabama proud by inflaming fear and bigotry in the name of The Lord.
Charming, just charming. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has hit on a way to posture about the Paris terrorist attacks that feeds right into a whole bunch of the worst stereotypes about his state. Bentley “will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,” which is to say he has announced he’s refusing to host Syrian refugees in his state. You know, the Syrian refugees fleeing daily violence as bad as or worse than the Paris attacks.
Yep. This is the same Governor who places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way everyday because Obama.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley used part of his State of the State Address on Tuesday to offer a full-throated defense of his decision to reject Medicaid expansion, one of the key components of President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government will pay 100 percent of the cost of expansion for the first three years and then 90 percent after that.
“But how can we believe the federal government will keep its word?” said Bentley, one of a number of governors who took advantage of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to turn down the deal. “The anything but Affordable Care Act has done nothing to gain our trust.”
EYE wonder if the Syrian Refugees could play football would they be welcome in #SweetHomeAlabama?  

So much for Christian...Conservative... Compassion in Sweet Home Alabama

EYE am just saying... there is more than a whiff of hypocrisy.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

Thursday, November 12, 2015

"Racism shouldn't be a part of college campus culture"

OK, it's official.  Recent events have shown us they hate us for our freedom, but the question is why? What could we have possibly done to deserve such...hatred?  There was a time EYE believed the old, die heart racist would well....die, but they aren't dying, they are multiplying, breeding a new generation of Haters.

Please read this article and take about 4 minutes to watch the video produced by University of Alabama Students about racism and being called the N-word on campus.  At last count there were 1823 comments posted, most of them by white conservatives.  Read them too.

Then read a letter from a Virginia teen as he details daily racial abuse he faces in middle school.

RedEye tip toeing away from the computer to go pray.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"What happened at #Mizzou was not a matter of mere insensitivity. "

These were terrorist acts, meant to silence and intimidate
Over the past several years black students at Mizzou were repeatedly called racist names to their faces, the grounds of the school's Black Culture Center were covered with cotton balls, the center was the target of arson threats, a black professor was spat at and called names by a white man flying a confederate flag from his truck, and a dormitory wall was decorated with feces in the shape of a swastika.
What it feels like to be black at Mizzou
“If we aren’t scoring touchdowns, the university does not care about us,” said Jorden Giger, a first-year graduate student at Mizzou who stayed home from classes Wednesday. “We are either despised or tokenized and treated as property.” 

B-But Obama
Our technology has improved and our haircuts have changed, but racism is as ugly as ever in modern America. While our black president nears the end of his second term, we’re wrong to think his election was even a small hint at racial progress. More than 65 million people voted for President Obama in 2012, but we’re fooling ourselves if we think casual racists or white supremacists were in that number. 
It's the white, male dominated media. 
In many communities that historically have been marginalized and unfairly portrayed by the media, there’s good reason why people do not trust journalists. There’s a tendency in news media to criminalize black people’s pain and resistance to racial oppression. We saw it in coverage of Ferguson and Baltimore, when news stations provided more coverage of broken windows in their communities than of black pain.
The unfair portrayal of black people in the news media is well documented. In one study analyzing news coverage by 26 local television stations, black people were rarely portrayed unless they had committed a crime. A 2015 University of Houstonstudy found that this imbalanced coverage may lead viewers to develop racial bias against black people because it often over-represents them in crime rates.

#VeteransDay2015 in the "Land of the Free, and the home of the Brave"#Mizzou

Black University of Missouri (Mizzou) are evacuating campus after a night of death threats and white terror.

I damn sure ain't going to class' Black students terrified by racist black lash on Missouri campus

University of Missouri students report threats of violence, police quell"rumors"

Online threats heighten tensions at University of Missouri

Police arrest "suspect" over death threats that spread fear on racially roiled (?) campus

Before protest, U. of Missouri's main campus saw decades of racial tensions

A Real Missouri "Concerned Student 1950", speaks at age 89

Justice Department Cites "Insuffient Evidence" in case of unarmed mentally ill man shot 14 times by  Cop

Alabama boy, 8, charged with murder of in death of baby as child's mother went clubbing 

Mizzou protesters are talking to the press again

The corporate media is never your friend.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

RedEye Around #SweetHomeAlaBAMA

Alabama is rolling in cash.with Tide lifting all boats

What's up with Governor Robert Bentley's decision to neuter Luther Strange?
Why did Alabama Governor Robert Bentley last week remove authority to enforce gambling lawsfrom Attorney General Luther Strange?
That is the question of political intrigue that now envelops "The Heart of Dixie," which has been ranked as the sixth most corrupt state in country--and, with Bentley's help, is making a strong push for No. 1. Experience with Alabama politics tells us that a straightforward answer to our question probably is not forthcoming. So what's the real reason for Bentley's action last week, what is--to borrow a phrase from the late Paul Harvey--"the rest of the story"?
Psst Left in Alabama!  Do you want some cheese to go along with that whine?  Your non video synopsis of Saturday's ADP Yellowdog Presidential Luncheon  was one long whine. 
You didn't get to video.  You didn't get to take a picture with James Carville.  Brian Clemmons, the ADP Compliance Officer was the most memorable, but not in a good way. He talked about money and reporting. This guy was B-O-R-I-N-G, not really the subject, but his cadence reminded me of Ben Stein in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The food was mediocre.  Nancy Worley was complimented on being the “best state chair in the USA.  
Um,  this is what happens when the majority of voters who show up to vote hate President Obama more than they love themselves. 
When Alabama Governor Robert Bentley refused to expand Medicaid with the Affordable Care Act, the state lost millions of dollars in federal revenue.  At the same time, hundreds, if not thousands of Alabamians lost access to medical care.
The police chief says Tasing and beating of a white Alabama student is a black (pun intended?) eye for the University of Alabama. 
  Now, if it had been black students, you probably wouldn't even know about it know, because the black kids would have been told, by the white population, to just obey, do what you're told and none of this would have happened.
Uh, who knew there is a mural depicting African Americans picking cotton on a plantation hanging in the Courthouse in Jefferson County, Alabama.  Psst!  You might want to check out the murals hanging on the walls of ALL Alabama Courthouses.  So much for Justice for all. 

So, the students, faculty joined the University of Missouri (Mizzo) football team and stood up to racism, bigotry, and discrimination, and the usual suspects are having a complete and total meltdown

It's all about the Benjamin's 

Monday, November 9, 2015

Artur Davis vs Joe Reed Round 2

Artur Davis- Joe Reed

Poor Artur Davis is a man without a party , and according to him, it's all Joe Reed's fault. Sigh

Yep,  Joe Reed told him to pander to the right at the expense of his constituents for his personal political gain.
The endorsement of these groups is not about who has the best position on health care, or bingo or ethics reform, or unemployment, or jobs — New South endorsed Earl Hilliard, Jr. over Davis in both 2000 and 2002 and they've never given him more than token support in the years since. These endorsements are about kow-towing to the power brokers and Artur Davis has never been willing to do that. Bottom line, history tells us Joe Reed would move heaven and earth to keep ADC from endorsing Artur Davis. Ditto Hank Sanders and New South Coalition. It's the status quo vs. a new way of doing business in Alabama, and the folks who wield power with the current system aren't going to give it up quietly.
Ron Sparks will happily kow-tow and they'll endorse him. No surprise there.

Joe Reed is the reason he accused African American Alabamians of wholesale voter fraud.
Former Alabama Rep. Artur Davis is either trying to out-Harold Ford Harold Ford by being a Democratic turn-coat, or he's auditioning for a slot on Fox News. Or maybe this is all just sour grapes because he lost in a Democratic primary to Ron Sparks when he ran in 2010.
Anyway, Davis made news last week (the only news he's made since losing in the primary) bywriting an editorial in the Montgomery Advertiser alleging that voter suppression laws were perfectly reasonable. That's because, he says, "the most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African American community, at least in Alabama, is the wholesale manufacture of ballots, at the polls and absentee, in parts of the Black Belt."
It's all Joe Reed's fault.
It would be easy to look at yesterday's defeat for Artur Davis as simply a case of Joe Reed's ADC (Alabama Democratic Conference) having its way, but it would be as wrong to assume that, as it was to assume that black voters would automatically vote FOR Davis because he is black.
The fact is, that after punching the ADC in the mouth, which I'm glad he did, Davis didn't seem to have a real plan for connecting with black voters, which was still possible, despite the rift with the ADC. Believe it or not, there's no overwhelming love for Mr. Reed or the ADC in the black community, of which I'm aware.
Not.  But don't let the facts get in the way of the truth.  
Even IF Artur is elected he will not replace the so called aging black political establishment that isn’t ready to give up its out sized role in political affairs. As a matter of fact it will energize the so called aging black political establishment because they know Artur Davis will throw black folks under the bus in a New York minuet. IF Davis is elected he will not be the so called new leader of black folks. Black folks don't follow leaders that will lead them off a cliff. 
Here is another painful truth, if the Alabama Democratic Party can forgive Parker Griffin they have to forgive Artur Davis too.  Note EYE said forgive, not forget.  And trust me, voters have a long memory for traitors, ask Parker Griffin.
Party-switching Rep. Parker Griffith (R-Ala.) on Tuesday became the fourth congressional incumbent this year to be defeated in a primary, losing decisively in his first test before voters in his new party.
With his loss, Griffith became the second party switcher to fall short in as many weeks, following the May 18 defeat of Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), a former Republican who lost the seat he had held for three decades in a Democratic primary.
Here is a modest proposal, allow Artur Davis back into the party, but don't let his name appear on the ballot until we are sure he's learned his lesson.  Until then, EYE don't want to hear another word about Artur Davis.  Not one.
Artur, you lost--and you were wrong. Do us all a favor: Find a comfy place to live in Virginia, lick your wounds, and stay the hell away from Alabama--at least our political world. We have plenty of corporate suck-ups down here. We don't need another one.
RedEye Over and Out 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Updated~ You get who/what you vote for. The misinformed and the uniformed "win" again

EYE HOPE you are happy now.

EYE have to give credit where credit is due, low information voters will turn out and vote.  EYE wish someone would figure out a way to suppress their vote.  Thanks to their willful ignorance we can't even vote them out.  Strike that ,we can vote them out if white democrats/progressives ,or whatever they want to call themselves these days, would get off their Donkey's and VOTE.

That said, Democrats must have someone to get off their Donkey's to vote FOR.  In some cases republicans are running unopposed. What does that tell you about the sorry state of affairs when the party that is anti minority, anti choice/women, anti labor, anti public education, anti LBGT, pro war, and debt as far as they can see has a full slate of proud candidates, and the party that is supposed to be for the little guys and gals have none?  What is wrong with this picture when democrats are ashamed/afraid to be called liberal/progressive, and bend over backwards to be conservative?

It used to be the job of the media to inform the public so we could make informed decisions.  Now it's the job of the media to misinform the uniformed, which enabled the gerrymandering, voter suppression, and dark money, creating this situation where we can't even vote them out of office.

EYE sure do miss the good old days when the the candidate with the most votes won instead of the candidate with the most money to use the public airways to keep misinformed uninformed.

Let America Be America Again.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

RedEye's Rundown #LiberalMediaMyDonkey

Yes, We're Still a Nation of Cowards

Dear Black Children Everyone Can Beat You

B-But Black Culture....

If the media were liberal we wouldn't be in this mess.

Parents are the first teachers.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Correction: Huntsville City Schools took away J.O.Johnson's name, now they are trying to take their fame away too. Why?

Johnson players take the field. West Point vs. J.O. Johnson at Milton Frank Stadium Thursday evening Oct. 1, 2015. (Bob Gathany/

Thank you for the correction BrianThey hadn't won a title yet. JO Johnson wasn't even champions of their region. What they had done was qualify for the state playoffs. They were in 3rd place in Class 5A Region 8 behind Russellville (9-1 overall and 7-0 in the region and had a 29-26 victory over JOJ) and East Limestone (8-2 overall, 6-1 region, 24-14 victory over JOJ). They were scheduled to go to Kimberly, Alabama and play Mortimer Jordan High School in the 1st round of the playoffs.

WHNT reported  the 2015-16 J.O.Johnson Jaguars Football team violated the  Alabama High School Athletic Association Transfer policy that states a student who transfers from a private school to a public school is ineligible to play for one year. 
Huntsville City Schools said the district received information about the student, then investigated the issue and self-reported findings to the AHSAA. The student violated the rule of "Overlapping School Zones," found on page 33 of the AHSAA 2015-2015 handbook:
“A student whose parents reside in an area served by more than one school lives in the school zone of each school, thus in overlapping school zones. A student who changes schools within these overlapping school zones is ineligible for one year at the new school.”
Ward said the Johnson student attended a private school in Huntsville last year, but didn't even play.
"And that makes him ineligible? There's nothing we could really do," Ward said. "If you read that rule, it's pretty specific. Very narrowly focused."
 EYE don't know if this "very narrowly"  policy applies to students who transfer from a public school to a private school, but EYE digress.  Evidently the HCS AD was not aware of this rule when  he submitted the required online eligibility form, because he allowed the transfer student player to play for the entire season before it was bought to the attention of the school district.  In other words the district "self reported" their incompetence, after J.O. qqualified for the state playoffs. 
"Huntsville City Schools said the district received information about the student, then investigated the issue and self-reported findings to the AHSAA. The student violated the rule of "Overlapping School Zones," found on page 33 of the AHSAA 2015-2015 handbook:"
The student athletes demonstrated good sportsmanship and won their title fair, and square only to have it snatched away.   
The interscholastic athletic program provided in the Huntsville City Schools shall be restricted to grades 7 through 12. In keeping with the philosophy of the Huntsville City Schools Board of Education that the primary goal of all school programs should be the development of worthy citizens, the interscholastic athletic program in the Huntsville City Schools shall be planned to provide opportunities for all students to develop a sense of fair play, exercise responsibility, and demonstrate good sportsmanship.
My question is why should the J.O.Johnson football team, and the community who support them, be penalized for the failures of the adults in charge?  How is that fair?  What is the lesson to students.... do everything right, but we will self report when we discover we violated our own policy (if it's convenient of course).
This is a blow to Johnson -- the Jaguars were playoff bound with a record of 6-3. This is also Johnson's last year as a school. Next year, students will move to the new Jemison High School. Keith Ward, spokesperson for Huntsville City Schools, said Johnson is taking the news hard.  "They're devastated by it," he said.
Is Keith Ward bragging or complaining?  Of course they are devastated, but this is a devastation that didn't have to happen.  The decision to "self report" will have a negative impact on student athletes who played, practiced, and prayedthe entire season. Does this mean individual records will be erased? This includes tackles, interceptions, touchdowns, passes, and any other individual accomplishment. How will this affect possible scholarship opportunities?  Did Huntsville City Schools consider how their decision to "self report" would affect players future hopes and dreams?  

This shouldn't be The End of an Era, it should be a new beginning.  The J.O.Johnson Community doesn't  deserve to have their heritage ripped away from them.

Those who make the rules get to break the rules

If you smell something........ say something.