THESE REPORTERS HAVE ATTEMPTED TO STAND A LARGE DISTANCE AWAY FROM FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA.
WE HAVEN'T POINTED OUT, FOR INSTANCE, HOW MUCH LIKE A TRANSVESTITE SHE LOOKS. NOR HAVE WE NOTED HOW SHE CAN'T DRESS FOR S**T AND THAT HER EVENING OUTFIT AT THE INAUGURATION WASN'T JUST UGLY, IT LOOKED LIKE IT HAD DUST BUNNIES ON IT.
BUT IF MICHELLE IS GOING TO INJECT HERSELF INTO THE NEWS CYCLE, WE WILL BE HAPPY TO REPORT HER FOIBLES.
MICHELLE'S TAKEN TO INSISTING THAT HER FELLOW IS BLACK. MICHELLE, WHEN YOU HAVE TO INSIST IT, IT'S OBVIOUS THAT HE'S NOT. IT'S KIND OF LIKE THE WAY STAR JONES INSISTS HER HUSBAND IS STRAIGHT. NO ONE BELIEVES THAT ONE EITHER.
AT B.E.T. EDDIE B. ALLEN JUNIOR APPARENTLY ONLY GOT HALF OF EDDIE SR.'S BRAIN WHICH IS WHY HE WRITES:
To suggest that a White momma or an – at least, ethnically speaking – "Blacker"-than-most-of-us daddy from
The answer is even more obvious when the question becomes: Was Notorious B.I.G. a Jamaican rapper because of his lineage, or a
Whether Biggie or Barack, it is the journey that forever joins the man.
JUNIOR, YOU DUMB ASS WIPE.
1) DON'T USE "WHITE MOMMA" IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE US. ONE OF US (CEDRIC) SPENT 2007 AND 2008 POPULARIZING THE USE OF IT. YOU ARE FOLLOWING OUR FOOTSTEPS. YOU ARE A PALE COPY. GET YOUR OWN BAG AND QUIT TRYING TO STEAL OUR BAG, JUNIOR. "WHITE MOMMA" DOES NOT AND NEVER HAS APPLIED TO SOMEONE'S WHITE BIOLOGICAL MOTHER.
2) MALCOLM X WOULD BE BLACK IN HIS TIME BECAUSE THAT'S HOW IT WAS THEN. HOW IT IS NOW IS THAT THE SOCIETY HAS PROGRESSED AND WE GRASP WHAT BI-RACIAL AND MULTI-RACIAL ARE. IF YOU DON'T KNOW, YOU'RE A BACKWARD ASS IDIOT.
3) SHIRLEY CHISHOLM WAS NOT "AFRICAN-AMERICAN." SHE WAS HOWEVER BLACK. SINCE YOUR BAD RANT IS CALLED "WHO'S BLACK?" YOUR INCLUSION OF HER SHOWS EITHER YOUR DESPERATION OR YOUR IGNORANCE. IN AMERICA, MANY BLACK PEOPLE REJECT THE TERM "AFRICAN-AMERICAN" BECAUSE THEIR ROOTS DO NOT GO BACK TO AFRICA. DID YOU GET A DIPLOMA WHEN YOU GRADUATED CLOWN COLLEGE OR JUST A RED RUBBER NOSE?
4) BIGGIE? SEE NUMBER 3 AND TRY TO EDUCATE YOURSELF. KNOWLEDGE CAN BE YOUR FRIEND, JUNIOR.
This morning the US military announced: "TIKRIT, Iraq -- Four Coalition Soldiers died Jan. 26, when their aircraft crashed in Northern Iraq. The cause is unclear at this time and does not appear to be by enemy action. An investigation is ongoing. The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin and release by the Department of Defense." The announcement brings the total number of US service members killed in Iraq since the start of the illegal war to 4236 with 15 for the month thus far. Ned Parker and Caesar Ahmed (Los Angeles Times) cited an unnamed Iraqi police source who states the aircraft was a helicopter and they note, "Initial reports from the U.S. military said two aircraft were involved, but later reports said it was only one aircaft that went down in the incident, which occured around 2:15 a.m." In a later update (1:23 p.m. EST), they note that it was two helicopters. Anthony Shadid (Washington Post) reminds, "The crash was the first since Nov. 15, when an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter landed with difficulty after hitting wires in the northern city of Mosul. Two US pilots were killed. The worst crash of the conflict was in January 2005, when a U.S. Marine CH53E Super Stallion helicopter went down in western Iraq, killing 30 Marines and a Navy sailor." Sam Dagher (New York Times) adds, "At least 70 American helicopters have gone down since the war started in March 2003, according to military figures. Of those, 36 were confirmed to have been shot down." Jordan's Al Bawaba notes the US military refuses to say where the crash took place but it appears to have been outside Kirkuk based on unnamed sources: "One observer indicated that the crash report was very unusual, because if two Blackhawk helicopters were involved as the U.S. Military claims then they would have carried at the least eight crewmembers in both machines, but only four were reported . He suggested several possible explanations, including that the aircraft involved were actually attack helicopters, which carry only two crew each, that only one helicopter had crashed (which makes the claim of a mid-air collision highly unlikely), or that there was a far higher casualty list from the incident, which the Americans were deliberately hiding." Deborah Haynes (Times of London) locates the crash similiary, "An Iraqi police general responsible for Salahuddin province said two small helicopters had collided near the city of Kirkuk, 155 miles north of Baghdad."
Today's announcement follows two over the weekend. Saturday, the US military announced: " A Multi-National Division -- Center Soldier died of non-combat related causes in southern Iraq today." And [PDF format warning] they announced, "A 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldier died as a result of non-combat related injuries Jan. 24." The Seattle Times identified the second death ["A 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldier] as "24-year-old Sgt. Kyle J. Harrington" and notes he is survived by Faith, his wife, and by Joshua (their five-year-old son) and Kaylee (their two-year-old daughter).
On Sunday news of other Saturday violence emerged. Timothy Williams (New York Times) reported on a Saturday raid by US forces in Hawija in which a husband and wife were killed by US forces and their young daughter was wounded. The house raid, Williams explained, required helicopters and was done at two in the morning. For the killing of the wife (Fathiya Ali Ahmed), the official story is she reached for something and, later, a gun was allegedly found under a mattress. After he saw his wife slaughtered, the husband (Dhiya Hussein) went after the US soldiers and was killed. Ahlam Dhia, the eight-year-old daughter, was shot by US soldiers for no official reason cited and she is quoted stating, "They killed my mother and father right in front of me. I was under the blanket. I heard my mom screaming, and I started to cry." Based on descriptions, Williams hypothesized the soldiers were American Special Ops. It is interesting that when Iraq supposedly has control over their country, US forces -- not Iraqi forces or, for that matter, US forces and Iraqi forces -- are conducting house raids. Ned Parker and Saif Hameed (Los Angeles Times) reported, "The chairman of the Hawija Council said the woman's husband, Dhia Hussein, had not been linked to Al Qaeda in Iraq, as the U.S. military claimed" and quote Hussein Ali Salih (the chair) stating, "I personally know Col. Dhia Hussein; he is one of the former army officers and he was trying to return to the new Iraqi army. He has no affiliations with any armed groups." NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro (All Things Considered -- link has video and text) reports:
The U.S. military said the operation was conducted with and approved by Iraq's security forces, as stipulated by a security agreement that went into effect at the beginning of the year. But a senior Iraqi government spokesman said there were no Iraqi forces present and is calling for an investigation of the deaths.
"The Americans were on foot," said Hussein Ali, the father of the man who was killed. "They threw percussion hand grenades at the door, then they started shooting. When I got inside the house, the Americans were gone. I found [my son and daughter-in-law] in the bedroom, dead beside each other. They shot my son at close range. His blood was all over the wall."
McClatchy's Leila Fadel (and possible the Institute for War and Peace Reporting?) felt the above information could wait until paragraph eight and spent the first seven pagraphs repeating the US military's version in what can only be characterized as Blind Faith Typing. Were Judith Miller still working for the New York Times and had she filed the exact same report Fadel did, she'd be called out non-stop on through next month for that one report. Instead, the anger only emerges in Iraq. Anthony Shadid and Qais Mizher (Washington Post) explained, "In the angry aftermath, 40 cars carrying hundreds of people converged on the family's funeral later in the day, said Fadhil Najm, a neighbor. He said the mourners shouted, 'Death to America! Death to killers of women!' as they buried the bodies." The two also point out that the head of the province's police force, General Jamal Tahir Bakir, states "U.S. forces acted on their own in the raid." China's Xinhau cites an unnamed police source, "The source also said that local security forces were not informed about the raid and that the reasons behind the killings are unclear yet."
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