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Today, 12:09 am'Eat less for Putin'

Not by bread alone: Russians urged to go without for Putin

AFP
By Anna Smolchenko 
People buy foodstuff at a marketpalce in Russian southern city of Stavropol, on December 19, 2014
Moscow (AFP) - Eat less, use beetroot instead of lipstick, swap French lingerie for Russian-made cotton panties and remember that hardships are a test from God.

These and other tips are being offered to Russians by lawmakers, top policy makers and the Russian Orthodox Church as the gravity of the economic crisis sinks in and prices soar.

The country pulled through great hardships before, officials say, and people should tighten their belts for their leader Vladimir Putin and a great Russia amid the confrontation with the West over Ukraine.

"I lived both under Gorbachev and Yeltsin but Putin is the first president for whom I am being asked to eat less," one Russian, Andrey Kozenko, said on Twitter.

His quip would be funny if it were not sad.

Government members openly admit they lack a plan to tackle the crisis brought on by falling oil prices and Western sanctions and warn it may last for years.

From affluent Moscow to the far-flung regions, Russians are feeling the pain: with some foregoing foreign travel while others pinch pennies to buy food.

Last week lawmaker Ilya Gaffner was monitoring price hikes at a grocery store in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg when an elderly woman told him she could no longer afford sugar for her disabled son.

His advice to her? Eat less.

People queue to buy tokens at an underground station …
People queue to buy tokens at an underground station in St. Petersburg, on December 26, 2014

"If there is not enough money you have to remember that we are Russians, we survived hunger and cold, we have to think about our health and eat less," said the deputy in the Sverdlovsk region legislative chamber, who sports a double chin.

His remarks caused outrage -- and a barrage of unprintable online comments -- forcing a senior ruling party lawmaker to recommend that Gaffner think twice before speaking next time.

- 'Eat less for Putin' -

The deputy had no sooner apologised for his faux pas than a top Putin ally told the world Russians indeed were ready for sacrifices, especially when their leader was under pressure.

"We will withstand all hardships in this country, eat less food, use less electricity," First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov told Davos elites at the World Economic Forum.

"If a Russian feels external pressure, he will never give his leader up," said Shuvalov, who is believed to be one of the wealthiest government officials.

Patriarch Kirill also called for modesty as he addressed millions on January 7 when Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas.

"During crisis we overcome evil," the powerful head of the Russian Orthodox Church said in televised remarks. He added that those who are thinking of starting a family should not put their plans on hold due to the crisis because Russians were never rich.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the ecoomic …
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the ecoomic crisis may last for several years (AFP Photo …

"This prosperity brought on by the froth of petrodollars, it really came just recently."

A senator from the parliament's upper house also chimed in, suggesting that women can use natural colours from vegetables to paint their faces like their foremothers did in ancient times.

"If they must use makeup on their lips -- no problem there is beet, it's natural and chemicals would not enter the body," Igor Chernyshev, deputy head of the social policies committee, said in December.

"And our women look better in lingerie made at a Moscow factory than that made in France."

 - Price of Crimea -

Online newspaper Gazeta.ru said officials made it increasingly clear to ordinary Russians that the crisis was a shared responsibility.

"The question is, are those who yesterday enthusiastically supported the takeover of Crimea ready to pay for it with a sharp decline in living standards?"

Whether they are ready or not, Russians now spend more on food after inflation reached double digits and the ruble lost half its value against the dollar.

According to pollsters Synovate Comcon, 55 percent of residents of cities with a population of over 1 million saved on food for their New Year's table, up 12 percentage points compared to the first quarter of 2009 when Russians struggled with the effects of the global financial crisis.

Many say they don't mind making sacrifices.

"Figuratively speaking, I am ready to use beet instead of makeup for my lips," said Tatyana Khrolenko, 75.

"We must help Donetsk and Lugansk," she said, referring to east Ukrainian rebel strongholds battling Ukrainian forces.

Putin remains Russia's most popular politician.

When he banned EU and US food imports in retaliation for Western sanctions in August, many reacted with bravado, saying they would get by without French cheese or Spanish ham.

But as the crisis deepens, anger grows.

"I absolutely don't trust our corrupt authorities," said Yulia Galich, 43. "And since there's no trust, there's no desire to endure this. For whom? For Putin or Shuvalov?"

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January 23, 2015, 10:57 pmWords of thought from a confused man

 

“Here at the Revolting Truth, we don't believe black lives matter... we don't believe all lives matter...  we believe each life matters, because each of us is created in the image of God...  No, really!  Otherwise we'd just be matter.  And wouldn't matter.” Excerpt taken from Andrew Klavan’s article, Black Lives Matter?

For someone to refer to Michael Brown as a gentle giant murdered and Eric Garnera as a morbidly obese career criminal whose heart stopped in an ambulance after he was restrained by police while resisting arrest, shows just how Black lives don’t matter to some people in today’s society. Andrew Klavan’s morbid attempt to discredit a movement was just a guise to cover his bigotry.

Who is Andrew Klavan? Andrew Klavan, (born 1954), also known by his pen name Keith Peterson, is an American writer or novelist.

Klavan also has written columns and appeared as a political commentator for a variety of conservative publications such as the news-magazine City Journal and PJ Media.

Klavan has two children with his wife, Ellen (Flanagan). Klavan was raised Jewish, but became an agnostic after his Bar mitzvah. He later converted to Christianity. Let’s see first he was Jewish; then agnostic, and later converted to Christianity. Well, what’s next? Atheist?

In a December 2011 article, Klavan referred to himself as a "libertarian” In an August 2012 article, he stated that he has heterodox opinions on several issues, particularly his support for legal recognition of same-sex marriage. He endorsed Mitt Romney for president in 2012.

Identifying himself as a conservative, Klavan has expressed the view that "rightists" are the victims of discrimination in Hollywood. Ladies and gentlemen, Klavan is not only a bigot, but is a totally confused one at that. And anyone that praise such nonsense, is themselves confused.

Here is the Truth. If all lives truly mattered, there would be no need to protest the killings of unarmed Black teenagers by policemen. As long as the injustices continues, the protests and movements will continue.

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January 21, 2015, 1:38 pmOne Nation Under God

Too much of our time is spent arguing about what political party is right for America and what political party is wrong for America. The phrase, “America was founded on Godly principles” has become a cliché with both parties. Some people only read portions of the Bible and ignore the rest. If we truly believe the phrase “In God We Trust” that is printed on our money, license plates, and various buildings around the USA, then we should do just that. Don’t you get it! Your way is whack, don’t work, and has never worked. Our government leaders need us. They need us to pray for them with all diligence. It is crucial that we pray for them because it pleases God, but it is also a means of making a difference in our world, and in the state of eternal souls.

We need to: PRAY FOR OUR NATION; OUR NATIONAL ECONOMY & WELFARE; OUR PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT; OUR AMBASSADORS; OUR SECRETARIES, DIRECTORS, & BOARDS OUR SENATORS; OUR REPRESENTATIVES; OUR JUSTICES, JUDGES, & ATTORNEYS GENERAL; OUR CIVIL SERVANTS; OUR INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY, & POLICE FORCES AT HOME AND AT LARGE AND THEIR FAMILIES

We need to: PRAY FOR OUR STATES; OUR STATE’S ECONOMY & WELFARE; OUR GOVERNOR & LT GOVERNOR; OUR SECRETARIES, SUPERINTENDENTS, & BOARDS OUR STATE SENATORS OUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES; OUR JUSTICES, JUDGES, & ATTORNEYS GENERAL; OUR CIVIL SERVANTS OUR STATE GUARD, INTELLIGENCE, & POLICE FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES

We need to: PRAY FOR OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS; OUR LOCAL ECONOMY & WELFARE OUR MAYORS, COUNCILMEN, & COMMISSIONERS; OUR SECRETARIES, SUPERINTENDENTS, & BOARDS OUR JUSTICES, JUDGES, & ATTORNEYS GENERAL; OUR CIVIL SERVANTS OUR POLICE FORCES, FIRE & RESCUE FORCES & EMERGENCY SERVICES AND THEIR FAMILIES

So if we really believe in “One Nation Under God”, we will do as God admonishes us to do. That is to Pray for those who have the rule over you. This is what Christians do regardless of what political party is in office.

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January 17, 2015, 11:46 pmPayback is a ...

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Univision America Host & contributor to NPR, The Hill, FoxNews Latino and other media

Republicans Say Goodbye to Latino Voters

Posted: 01/17/2015
 
The Congressional GOP's unhealthy obsession with President Obama's use of his presidential powers has driven them into a strategic black hole, with very high, long-term costs for the party and future candidates. Speaker John Boehner's House of Representatives has voted to overturn all of Obama's executive actions on immigration - putting millions of children, women and men at risk for deportation.

The party of "family values" expressed its will in the House that immigrant families be separated, homes broken up and communities devastated. The fact that some 70 percent of those people affected are Hispanic gives this action the added onus of targeting the fastest growing American ethnic group.

From a strategic standpoint, therefore, the GOP's latest aggression against immigrants only makes sense if they have already abandoned all hope of winning the 2016 presidential election. While some Republican strategists are counseling abandoning the Latino vote in favor of increasing the older white vote, their strategy is bereft of mathematical calculus and empirical anchors.

Conservative writer Peter Wehner noted in a data-rich article for Commentary magazine, "the [demographic] challenges facing the Republican Party, at least at the presidential level, are significant and fairly fundamental."

As Senator John McCain and former Governor Mitt Romney clearly demonstrated, Republicans cannot win national elections without reaching a significant threshold support from Latino voters. Neither McCain nor Romney were able to pull it off - and Obama, who won about 71 percent of the Hispanic vote is the first president since Dwight Eisenhower to win back to back elections with more than 51 percent of the total vote.

Also not coincidentally, McCain and Romney both assumed an anti-immigration, pro-deportation stance in their campaigns. Romney's share of the Hispanic vote was the lowest since Senator Bob Dole garnered a tiny slice in 1996.

Boehner's attempt to disguise this mass deportation vote as some sort of strike against Obama's supposedly unlawful use of executive powers will not work. To the extent that Latinos need another reminder that the GOP is intrinsically antagonistic to Hispanics, this vote will be a permanent reminder that less than two weeks into the GOP's control of Congress, the party united in favor of deporting the maximum number of people - including children.

Also not likely to be soon forgotten is the fact that this anti-immigrant vote serves no practical purpose. It will never become law. If a Democratic filibuster doesn't stop it in the Senate, it is guaranteed to be vetoed by the president.

So why open the new Republican-controlled Congress with a vote that will be a large, smelly albatross over the Republican Party in 2016? One can only surmise that Boehner and his leadership team have made the calculus that losing the Latino vote for generations is acceptable to maintain the GOP's House majority. Somehow - perhaps because of the gerrymandering of districts in 2010 by Republican-controlled legislatures, a process that has created a locked-in advantage for the GOP in the House in spite of not representing a true democratic majority - Boehner thinks that depending on principally older, white voters is a viable strategy to win elections.

After the 2012 election, when Romney's campaign crashed and burned on the shoals of a massive repudiation by Latino voters, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus called for a new approach. No longer hostile to Latinos, the party would look to support some version of immigration reform and stave off what could be a permanent absence from the White House.

Of course we know that this "re-branding" of the Republican Party never occurred. Quite the opposite happened, in fact. As the takeover of the GOP by increasingly radical Tea Party Republicans has advanced unabated, uber-conservative John Boehner has been accused of being the worst political creature ever imagined - a moderate. For ideologues who relate to politics like the faithful connect with religion, any deviation from right-wing orthodoxy is political apostasy.

In the Middle Ages apostates were punished by crucifixion. In 2015, the punishment is a bit less gruesome: Tea Party primaries. Nevertheless, even center-right Republicans have been pushed into supporting a nonsensical strategy to castigate immigrants or face political crucifixion at the hands of 21st-century Torquemadas.

Of course political blindness is neither new nor partisan. There was a time when small factions of the Democratic Party supported some form of denuclearization of America even as the country faced the mortal threat of global Communism. This was the time, as well, when Democrats lost all but one national election between 1968 and 1988.

The American electorate rejects extremists. Now Republicans will re-learn that essential lesson at the hands of a highly motivated Latino electorate, quite tired of being the target of Republican attacks.

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January 17, 2015, 12:08 amlist of black academy award winners and nominees

Al Sharpton has a legitimate gripe about the way Blacks in film are treated. One ignorant, uneducated, cry-baby repub troll tried to justify the treatment of Blacks by posting “12 years a slave” as an example. What an Idiot. Sure Blacks have won, but there are years that Blacks were not even nominated. It pays to go beyond 12th grade. There is a less chance of making an ASS out of yourself and others. Although it's nice to be nominated, it would be even better if Blacks win more often. Example: Sidney Poitier was nominated in 1958 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role" and won in 1963. No one else was nominated until 1970 and no one won until 2001. The list is worst for Black actresses. The list goes on to show how Blacks have been overlooked in the film industry through the years.

 

Best Actor in a Leading Role 4 wins; 16 nominated

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Year

Name

Film

Role

Status

Milestone

1958

Sidney Poitier

The Defiant Ones

Noah Cullen

Nominated

First African-American actor to be nominated for Best Actor.

1963

Sidney Poitier

Lilies of the Field

Homer Smith

Won

First African-American actor to win Best Actor. First African-American actor to receive two acting nominations (Best Actor). Youngest African-American actor to win Best Actor (age 37).

1970

James Earl Jones

The Great White Hope

Jack Jefferson

Nominated

1972

Paul Winfield

Sounder

Nathan Lee Morgan

Nominated

First film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actor and Best Actress.

1986

Dexter Gordon

Round Midnight

Dale Turner

Nominated

First jazz musician to be nominated for Best Actor.

1989

Morgan Freeman

Driving Miss Daisy

Hoke Colburn

Nominated

1992

Denzel Washington

Malcolm X

Malcolm X

Nominated

1993

Laurence Fishburne

What's Love Got to Do with It

Ike Turner

Nominated

Second film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actor and Best Actress.

1994

Morgan Freeman

The Shawshank Redemption

Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding

Nominated

1999

Denzel Washington

The Hurricane

Rubin Carter

Nominated

2001

Denzel Washington

Training Day

Alonzo Harris

Won

Second African-American actor to receive the award for Best Actor. First time two African-American performers won in leading role Oscars in the same year (Halle Berry, Monster's Ball).

Will Smith

Ali

Muhammad Ali

Nominated

First male hip hop artist to be nominated for an Academy Award. First time multiple African-American actors received Best Actor nominations.

2004

Jamie Foxx

Ray

Ray Charles

Won

First African-American actor to receive two acting nominations in the same year.

Don Cheadle

Hotel Rwanda

Paul Rusesabagina

Nominated

2005

Terrence Howard

Hustle & Flow

DJay

Nominated

2006

Forest Whitaker

The Last King of Scotland

Idi Amin

Won

Will Smith

The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner

Nominated

2009

Morgan Freeman

Invictus

Nelson Mandela

Nominated

2012

Denzel Washington

Flight

William "Whip" Whitaker

Nominated

Denzel Washington has the most nominations for an African-American Actor: Best Actor (4 nominations) and Best Supporting Actor (2 nominations).

2013

Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years a Slave

Solomon Northup

Nominated

First black British actor to be nominated for Best Actor.

Best Actress in a Leading Role 1 win; 9 nominated

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Year

Name

Film

Role

Status

Milestone

1954

Dorothy Dandridge

Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones

Nominated

First African-American actress to be nominated for Best Actress.

1972

Diana Ross

Lady Sings the Blues

Billie Holiday

Nominated

First African-American actress to receive an Academy Award nomination for a debut film performance. First time multiple African-American actresses received Best Actress nominations.

Cicely Tyson

Sounder

Rebecca Morgan

Nominated

First film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actor and Best Actress. First time multiple African-American actresses received Best Actress nominations.

1974

Diahann Carroll

Claudine

Claudine

Nominated

1985

Whoopi Goldberg

The Color Purple

Celie Johnson

Nominated

First time multiple African-American actresses received nominations for the same film.

1993

Angela Bassett

What's Love Got to Do with It

Tina Turner

Nominated

Second film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actor and Best Actress.

2001

Halle Berry

Monster's Ball

Leticia Musgrove

Won

First African-American actress to win Best Actress. First time two African-American performers won in leading role Oscars in the same year (Denzel Washington, Training Day).

2009

Gabourey Sidibe

Precious

Claireece "Precious" Jones

Nominated

Second film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Second African-American actress to receive a lead Academy Award nomination for a debut film performance.

2011

Viola Davis

The Help

Aibileen Clark

Nominated

Third film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actress and Supporting Actress categories. Tied with Whoopi Goldberg as the most nominated African-American actress with 2 nominations.

2012

Quvenzhané Wallis

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Hushpuppy

Nominated

Youngest ever Best Actress nominee (aged 9). Third African-American actress to receive a lead Academy Award nomination for a debut film performance.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role 4 wins; 13 nominated

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Year

Name

Film

Role

Status

Milestone

1969

Rupert Crosse

The Reivers

Ned

Nominated

First African-American actor to be nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

1981

Howard Rollins

Ragtime

Coalhouse Walker Jr.

Nominated

1982

Louis Gossett, Jr.

An Officer and a Gentleman

Gunnery Sergeant Emil Foley

Won

First African-American actor to win Best Supporting Actor.

1984

Adolph Caesar

A Soldier's Story

Sgt. Waters

Nominated

1987

Morgan Freeman

Street Smart

Fast Black

Nominated

First time multiple African-American actors received Best Supporting Actor nominations.

Denzel Washington

Cry Freedom

Steve Biko

Nominated

1989

Denzel Washington

Glory

Pvt. Trip

Won

First African-American actor to receive two Best Supporting Actor nominations.

1992

Jaye Davidson

The Crying Game

Dil

Nominated

First black actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for a debut film performance. First black British actor to receive an Academy Award nomination.

1994

Samuel L. Jackson

Pulp Fiction

Jules Winnfield

Nominated

1996

Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Jerry Maguire

Rod Tidwell

Won

Youngest African-American male actor to win an Academy Award (age 29).

1999

Michael Clarke Duncan

The Green Mile

John Coffey

Nominated

2003

Djimon Hounsou

In America

Mateo

Nominated

First black actor born in Africa (specifically in Benin) to receive an Academy Award nomination.

2004

Morgan Freeman

Million Dollar Baby

Eddie 'Scrap-Iron' Dupris

Won

Oldest African-American actor to win an Academy Award (age 67).

Jamie Foxx

Collateral

Max

Nominated

First African-American actor to receive two acting nominations in the same year.

2006

Djimon Hounsou

Blood Diamond

Solomon Vandy

Nominated

Eddie Murphy

Dreamgirls

James 'Thunder' Early

Nominated

First film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

2013

Barkhad Abdi

Captain Phillips

Abduwali Muse

Nominated

Second black actor born in Africa (specifically in Somalia) to receive an Academy Award nomination. Second black actor to receive an Academy Award nomination for a debut performance.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role 6 wins; 13 nominated

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Year

Name

Film

Role

Status

Milestone

1939

Hattie McDaniel

Gone with the Wind

Mammy

Won

First African-American person to win an Academy Award. First African-American person to be nominated for acting. First African-American actress to win Best Supporting Actress. Oldest African-American actress to win an Academy Award (age 44).

1949

Ethel Waters

Pinky

Mrs. Dicey Johnson (Pinky's Granny)

Nominated

Second African-American person to be nominated for an Academy Award.

1959

Juanita Moore

Imitation of Life

Annie Johnson

Nominated

1967

Carol Channing

Thoroughly Modern Millie

Muzzy Van Hosmere

Nominated

First time two African-American actresses were nominated in the same category.

Beah Richards

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Mrs. Prentice

Nominated

1983

Alfre Woodard

Cross Creek

Geechee

Nominated

1985

Margaret Avery

The Color Purple

Shug Avery

Nominated

Second time multiple African-American actresses received Best Supporting Actress nominations. First time multiple African-American actresses received nominations for the same film.

Oprah Winfrey

Sofia

Nominated

1990

Whoopi Goldberg

Ghost

Oda Mae Brown

Won

First African-American actress to receive two acting nominations overall. Second African-American actress to win Best Supporting Actress.

1996

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Secrets & Lies

Hortense Cumberbatch

Nominated

First black British actress to receive an Academy Award nomination.

2002

Queen Latifah

Chicago

Matron Mama Morton

Nominated

First female hip hop artist to be nominated for an Academy Award.

2004

Sophie Okonedo

Hotel Rwanda

Tatiana Rusesabagina

Nominated

2006

Jennifer Hudson

Dreamgirls

Effie White

Won

First African-American actor (male or female) to win an Academy Award for a debut film performance. Youngest African-American actress to win or be nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Youngest African-American actor (male or female) to win an Academy Award (age 25). First film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. First African-American actress to win an Academy Award for a musical film.

2007

Ruby Dee

American Gangster

Mama Lucas

Nominated

Oldest African-American actress to be nominated for an Academy Award (age 83).

2008

Viola Davis

Doubt

Mrs. Miller

Nominated

Third time two African-American actresses were nominated in the same category.

Taraji P. Henson

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Queenie

Nominated

2009

Mo'Nique

Precious

Mary Lee Johnston

Won

Second film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress.

2011

Octavia Spencer

The Help

Minny Jackson

Won

Third film to feature African-American nominees for both Best Actress and Supporting Actress.

2013

Lupita Nyong'o

12 Years a Slave

Patsey

Won

First black African (Kenyan) actress to be nominated. First black African to win in any category. Second black actor to win for a debut performance.

Best Cinematography 1 nominated

Academy Award for Best Cinematography

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1998

Remi Adefarasin

Elizabeth

Nominated

First black person to be nominated for Best Cinematography.

Best Costume Design 4 nominated

Academy Award for Best Costume Design

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1992

Ruth E. Carter

Malcolm X

Nominated

First African-American person (male or female) to be nominated for Best Costume Design.

1997

Amistad

Nominated

2004

Sharen Davis

Ray

Nominated

2006

Dreamgirls

Nominated

Best Director 3 nominated

Academy Award for Best Director

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1991

John Singleton

Boyz n the Hood

Nominated

First African-American person to be nominated for Best Director. Youngest person ever nominated in this category (age 24).

2009

Lee Daniels

Precious

Nominated

Second African-American person to earn a Best Director nomination. First African-American director to earn a Best Picture nomination.

2013

Steve McQueen

12 Years a Slave

Nominated

First black British person to earn a Best Director nomination. First black director to direct a Best Picture winning film. First black director to earn an Oscar for Best Picture.

Best Documentary Feature 1 win; 3 nominated

Academy Award for Documentary Feature

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1990

Yvonne Smith (producer)

Adam Clayton Powell

Nominated

Shared with Richard Kilberg. First African-American producer to be nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

1997

Spike Lee (director) Samuel D. Pollard (producer)

4 Little Girls

Nominated

First African-American director to be nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

2004

Karolyn Ali (producer)

Tupac: Resurrection

Nominated

2012

T. J. Martin (director)

Undefeated

Won

First African-American person to win in this category. First African-American director to win in this category.

Best Documentary Short Subject 1 win; 1 nominated

Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

2000

Leelai Demoz

On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom

Nominated

Shared nomination with Eric Simonson. First African-American person to be nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject.

2009

Roger Ross Williams

Music by Prudence

Won

Shared nomination with Elinor Burkett. First African-American person to win Best Documentary Short Subject.

Best Editing 1 nominated

Academy Award for Film Editing

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1969

Hugh A. Robertson

Midnight Cowboy

Nominated

First African-American person to be nominated for Best Editing.

Best Original Score 2 wins; 6 nominated

Academy Award for Original Music Score

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1961

Duke Ellington

Paris Blues

Nominated

First African-American person to be nominated for Best Original Score.

1967

Quincy Jones

In Cold Blood

Nominated

1971

Isaac Hayes

Shaft

Nominated

1978

Quincy Jones

The Wiz

Nominated

First African-American person to be nominated in the Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Adaptation Score (which is different from Best Original Score category).

1984

Prince

Purple Rain

Won

First African-American winner of Best Original Song Score (which is different from Best Original Score category); this category was retired afterwards.

1985

Quincy Jones Andrae Crouch Caiphus Semenya

The Color Purple

Nominated

Shared nomination with 9 other composers. Caiphus Semenya becomes the first black South African to be nominated for an Academy Award.

1986

Herbie Han

Round Midnight

Won

First African-American winner of Best Original Score.

1987

Jonas Gwangwa

Cry Freedom

Nominated

Shared nomination with George Fenton

Best Original Song 5 wins; 12 nominated

Academy Award for Best Original Song

Year

Name

Film

Song

Status

Milestone

1967

Quincy Jones Bob Russell

Banning

"The Eyes of Love"

Nominated

First African-American people to be nominated for Best Original Song.

1968

Quincy Jones Bob Russell

For Love of Ivy

"For Love of Ivy"

Nominated

First African-American people to be nominated twice for Best Original Song.

1971

Isaac Hayes

Shaft

"Theme from Shaft"

Won

First African-American winner for Best Original Song. First African-American winner for any award other than in the acting categories.

1981

Lionel Richie

Endless Love

"Endless Love"

Nominated

1983

Irene Cara

Flashdance

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Won

First African-American woman to win a non-acting Academy Award. Shared nomination and win with composer Giorgio Moroder and co-lyricist Keith Forsey.

1984

Stevie Wonder

The Woman in Red

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Won

1984

Ray Parker, Jr.

Ghostbusters

"Ghostbusters"

Nominated

1985

Lionel Richie

White Nights

"Say You, Say Me"

Won

1985

Quincy Jones Lionel Richie

The Color Purple

"Miss Celie's Blues"

Nominated

Shared nomination with Rod Temperton

1988

Lamont Dozier

Buster

"Two Hearts"

Nominated

Shared nomination with Phil Collins.

1993

Jimmy Jam Terry Lewis Janet Jackson

Poetic Justice

"Again"

Nominated

1994

James Ingram

Beethoven's 2nd

"The Day I Fall In Love"

Nominated

Shared nomination with Carole Bayer Sager and Cliff Magness.

1995

James Ingram

Junior

"Look What Love Has Done"

Nominated

Shared nomination with Carole Bayer Sager, James Newton Howard and Patty Smyth.

2005

Juicy J Frayser Boy DJ Paul

Hustle & Flow

"It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp"

Won

First African-American rappers to win an Academy Award.

2006

Siedah Garrett

Dreamgirls

"Love You I Do"

Nominated

Shared nomination with composer Henry Krieger.

2007

Jamal Joseph Charles Mack Tevin Thomas

August Rush

"Raise It Up"

Nominated

2011

Siedah Garrett

Rio

"Real in Rio"

Nominated

Shared with Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown. Garrett is the most nominated African-American female songwriter (2 nominations).

2013

Pharrell Williams

Despicable Me 2

"Happy"

Nominated

2014

Common John Legend

Selma

"Glory"

Pending

Best Picture 1 win; 5 nominated

Academy Award for Best Picture

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1985

Quincy Jones

The Color Purple

Nominated

First African-American producer whose film was nominated for Best Picture.

2009

Lee Daniels

Precious

Nominated

First African-American director whose film was nominated for Best Picture. First time two films with African-American producers were nominated for Best Picture.

Broderick Johnson

The Blind Side

Nominated

First time two films with African-American producers were nominated for Best Picture.

2012

Reginald Hudlin

Django Unchained

Nominated

2013

Steve McQueen

12 Years a Slave

Won

First black producer to win Best Picture.

2014

Oprah Winfrey

Selma

Nominated

First black female producer nominated for Best Picture.

Best Short Film (Live Action) 2 nominated

Academy Award for Live Action Short Film

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1991

David Massey

Last Breeze of Summer

Nominated

First African-American person (male or female) to be nominated for Short Film (Live Action).

1995

Dianne Houston

Tuesday Morning Ride

Nominated

First African-American female to be nominated for Short Film (Live Action).

Best Sound Mixing 4 wins; 5 nominated

Academy Award for Sound

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1978

Willie D. Burton

The Buddy Holly Story

Nominated

First African-American person to be nominated for Best Sound.

1980

Willie D. Burton

Altered States

Nominated

First African-American person to be nominated multiple times for Best Sound.

1983

Willie D. Burton

WarGames

Nominated

1988

Willie D. Burton

Bird

Won

First African-American person to win Best Sound.

1989

Russell Williams

Glory

Won

Second African-American person to win Best Sound.

1990

Russell Williams

Dances with Wolves

Won

First African-American person to win multiple Academy Awards in any category.

1994

Willie D. Burton

The Shawshank Redemption

Nominated

1999

Willie D. Burton

The Green Mile

Nominated

2006

Willie D. Burton

Dreamgirls

Won

First African-American person to be nominated, and to win, after category was renamed "Sound Mixing".

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) 2 wins; 2 nominated

Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay

Year

Name

Film

Adapted From

Status

Milestone

1972

Lonne Elder

Sounder

Sounder by William H. Armstrong

Nominated

First African-American nominee for Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay).

1984

Charles Fuller

A Soldier's Story

A Soldier's Play by Charles Fuller

Nominated

2009

Geoffrey Fletcher

Precious

Push by Sapphire

Won

First African-American person to win a screenplay Academy Award.

2013

John Ridley

12 Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

Won

Second African-American person to win a screenplay Academy Award. First African-American writer to have written a film that won the Best Picture award.

Best Writing (Original Screenplay) 3 nominated

Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay

Year

Name

Film

Status

Milestone

1972

Suzanne de Passe

Lady Sings the Blues

Nominated

Shared nomination with co-writers Chris Clark and Terence McCloy. First African-American nominee for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). First African-American female nominated for screen-writing.

1989

Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing

Nominated

First African-American male to be nominated for Best Writing (Original Screenplay).

1991

John Singleton

Boyz n the Hood

Nominated

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January 16, 2015, 12:23 amSorry, Mitch: Americans Give Obama Credit for Economy

Sorry, Mitch: Americans Give Obama Credit for Economy

The Fiscal Times
By Rob GarverJanuary 14, 2015
 
Last week, newly-minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to spin recent improvements in the U.S. economy as the product of an incoming Republican-controlled Congress. According to a CBS News Poll out today, the American public isn’t buying it.

According to the poll, a plurality of Americans, 43 percent, believe that the president’s economic policies have helped the economy, while 34 percent believe they have hurt. The president’s overall approval rating is also on the rise. After a year of dismal numbers that left Democratic candidates for office unwilling to appear beside him in the months prior to the November election, the president’s approval numbers have jumped from 39 in October to 46 percent today.

Related: Why Wages Are Rising Faster Than You Think

McConnell’s effort to give the Republicans credit for strong economic growth was a bank shot, at best. On the Senate floor last week, he said, “After so many years of sluggish growth, we’re finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope. The uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama administration’s long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress.”

Not surprisingly, the public appears more inclined to give a disproportionate amount of credit for the economic recovery to the person in the White House, just as it saddled Obama with a disproportionate amount of the blame during the slow economic recovery.

Related: GOP, with Dems’ Help, Takes 2015’s First Swipe at Obamacare

The poll found that almost all of the improvement in the president’s approval numbers came from independent voters changing their perception of him. Among those that don’t self-identify as Democrats or Republicans, Obama’s approval numbers have surged from 34 among independents last October to 45 today.

Among other things, the poll also found that the percentage of Americans who believe a terrorist attack on the U.S. is at least “somewhat likely” in coming months has not changed significantly since the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris left 17 innocents and three terrorists dead.

President Obama doesn't expect repubs to give him credit for anything. He could care less as long as the real American people do. The American people want to see results not asinine gibberish by do nothing repubs.

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January 15, 2015, 12:28 amAnother billboard is broadcasting racist messages to Alabama motorists.

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Racist billboard along I-59 outside Birmingham, Alabama

A billboard along Interstate 59 near Birmingham claims “diversity means chasing down the last white person,” along with the hashtag #whitegenocide, reported AL.com.

The phrase is used by the White Genocide Project as one of its “repeater phrases” that white supremacists are encouraged to use, the website reported.

Another one of those repeater phrases, “Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white,” was posted in June 2013 on another billboard in the area.

The president of the white nationalist League of the South claimed responsibility for the previous billboard, but it’s not clear who bought the advertising space for the current sign.

The billboard is owned by Dyar Signs, but no representatives replied to the website’s request for comment before publication.

The League of the South also posted several billboards last year throughout the state urging Alabama to “SECEDE.”

According to some white supremacists, genocide is being carried out against whites through interracial marriage and immigration policies which reduce the relative number of white people.

Unfortunately, there are still some of these subhuman species among us. They will go the way the dinosaurs left this Earth.

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January 11, 2015, 12:58 amMore about Rushbo...

Rush did not admit to his addiction until he was caught. But before he was caught, this is what he used to say about people that abused drugs on his radio program to millions of his low-information listeners:

I'm appalled at people who simply want to look at all this abhorrent behavior and say, "Hey, you know, we can't control it anymore. People are going to do drugs anyway. Let's legalize it." It's a dumb idea. It's a rotten idea, and those who are for it are purely, 100 percent selfish.

When you strip it all away, Jerry Garcia destroyed his life on drugs. And yet he's being honored, like some godlike figure. Our priorities are out of whack, folks.

These tough sentencing laws were instituted for a reason. The American people, including liberals, demanded them. Don't you remember the crack cocaine epidemic? Crack babies and out-of-control murder rates? Liberal judges giving the bad guys slaps on the wrist? Finally we got tough, and the crime rate has been falling ever since, so what's wrong?

There's nothing good about drug use. We know it. It destroys individuals. It destroys families. Drug use destroys societies. Drug use, some might say, is destroying this country. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And the laws are good because we know what happens to people in societies and neighborhoods, which become consumed by them. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up.

Limbaugh has been an outspoken critic of what he sees as leniency towards criminal drug use in America. On his television show in October 5, 1995, Limbaugh stated, "too many whites are getting away with drug use" and illegal drug trafficking. Limbaugh proposed that the racial disparity in drug enforcement could be fixed if authorities increased detection efforts, conviction rates, and jail time for whites involved in illegal drugs.

OxyContin has numerous side effects, one of them is hearing loss. Rush had a cochlear implant put into his left ear and now has regained a fraction normal hearing in that ear. However, that hearing is not normal and without the cochlear implant, Limbaugh remains entirely deaf. He has a transcriber for callers and to do interviews. [January 2002] Until then, he relied solely on a TelePrompTer and his staff's assistance to understand his callers. How ironic, this is what he joked about Obama using. What a big fat lying hypocrite.

Rush first became addicted to painkillers "some years ago," following spinal surgery. He had tried to break his dependence in the past and has checked himself into medical facilities twice before.                             

Rush revealed to his listeners on October 10, 2003 that he has been addicted to prescription pain medication for many years, following spinal surgery. Entered an intensive in-patient treatment program and was away from his radio show for five weeks. Is now continuing his treatment as a recovering addict, and has returned to his radio program.

Dr. Drew Pinsky, an addiction specialist in Pasadena, California, told CNN that if Limbaugh is addicted to OxyContin, "We're really talking about opiate addiction. The withdrawal is miserable and painful and it takes a long time to recover." Go figure, 5 weeks, I don’t think so.

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January 10, 2015, 9:25 amGZ Cheerleaders he's at it again!

George Zimmerman Charged With Aggravated Assault of Girlfriend

PHOTO: George Zimmerman was arrested in Seminole County, Fla., on Nov. 18, 2013 following a "disturbance" call.
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George Zimmerman is in a Florida prison cell awaiting his first appearance before a judge Tuesday near the same courthouse where he was acquitted this summer of murdering Trayvon Martin.

Zimmerman, 30, was arrested today after a "domestic disturbance" with his girlfriend. He now faces a felony charge of aggravated assault and the lesser charges of battery domestic violence and criminal mischief.

Zimmerman's girlfriend, who the Seminole County Sheriff's Office identified as Samantha Scheibe, told a 911 dispatcher that the incident began when the former neighborhood watch captain grew upset during an argument and brandished a weapon at her.

"He's in my house, breaking all my s--- because I asked him to leave," Scheibe told the dispatcher. "He's got a freaking gun breaking all my stuff right now."

Scheibe said Zimmerman then pushed her out the home that they have shared ever since Zimmerman became estranged with his wife and locked her out. Authorities said when they arrived Scheibe gave them keys to the home, and that they had to push through obstacles by the door to get in.

"When we arrived, the victim indicated that she and George Zimmerman were having a verbal dispute and at that time she alleged that he had broken a table and pointed a long-barrel shotgun at her," Seminole County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Dennis Lemma said at a news conference.

However, Zimmerman tells a different tale. He told police in a separate 911 call that she instigated the incident.

"My girlfriend has ... for lack of a better word, gone crazy on me," said Zimmerman while police knocked on the door trying to speak with him.

"The police is already there and so why are you calling? What happened?" the dispatcher asked.

Zimmerman replied, "I just want everyone to know the truth."

In Zimmerman's 911 call he says his "pregnant" girlfriend instigated the altercation and that no guns were used. Police later noted that his girlfriend was not pregnant.

"I never pulled a firearm. I never displayed it. When I was packing it I'm sure she saw it. I keep it next to the bed," Zimmerman said.

He said he agreed to leave the house to diffuse a tense conversation, and at first she agreed but then became upset.

"When she changed, she just started smashing stuff. Taking stuff that belonged to me. Throwing it outside. Throwing it out of her room. Throwing it all over the house. She broke a glass table," said Zimmerman.

Zimmerman appeared hesitant to speak with officers who were trying to get in the home.

Dispatcher: Is she still outside with the officers now? Zimmerman: I don't know ma'am. I'm inside. Dispatcher: You're inside? And you're still not willing to go out and speak with the officers? Zimmerman: I can talk to one of the officers. But I don't want to go outside.

Zimmerman asked to speak with an officer on the phone. He was unarmed when police got to him and "rather passive," Lemma said. He offered no resistance and was taken into custody. He is being held without bond and if a judge decides to let him go free, authorities have requested that he once again be outfitted with an electronic monitoring device.

Late Monday night police were seen removing what looked like evidence from the home.

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January 8, 2015, 11:14 pmRushbo lies:too numerous to post all

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January 8, 2015, 12:46 amPolice chief shoots wife accidentically? No charges have been filed.

Wife shot by suburban Atlanta police chief husband was asleep, believes New Year’s morning shooting was accidental: GBI 

Margaret McCollom, 58, told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that she was asleep when shot around 4:15 a.m. Jan. 1 and believes her husband, Peachtree City Police Chief William McCollom, fired accidentally. The chief is on leave during the investigation and his wife remains hospitalized in good condition

Margaret McCollom told investigators she was sleeping when shot and believes her husband fired accidentally. She remains hospitalized in good condition.

 

Maggie McCollom via facebook Margaret McCollom told investigators she was sleeping when shot and believes her husband fired accidentally. She remains hospitalized in good condition.

The woman shot by her suburban Atlanta police chief husband early New Year’s Day told investigators she was sleeping at the time and believes the shooting was accidental, Georgia investigators said.

Margaret McCollom, 58, remains hospitalized in good condition, five days after her husband William McCollom, the Peachtree City, Ga., police chief, told a dispatcher he accidentally plugged her – twice – with his service weapon around 4:15 a.m. Jan. 1.

Investigators later learned Margaret had been shot just once after she was taken into surgery.

It’s unclear if William McCollom fired the weapon twice, or why exactly he told the 911 dispatcher that his prone wife had been hit twice.

Peachtree Police Chief William McCollom is shown here beside his wife, Margaret McCollom. The shooting was reported around 4:15 a.m. Jan. 1.
Maggie McCollom via facebookPeachtree Police Chief William McCollom is shown here beside his wife, Margaret McCollom. The shooting was reported around 4:15 a.m. Jan. 1.

The chief is on leave as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation looks into the shooting. The GBI released Friday the 5-minute 911 call made by William McCollom shortly after he shot his wife.

"The gun was in the bed. I went to move it, put it to the side, and it went off," he says in the call placed at 4:17 a.m.

He later says he was asleep at the time of the shooting and then tells the dispatcher the gun is on a dresser.

William McCollom called 911 to his Autumn Leaf home in Peachtree City, Ga., after the shooting early Jan. 1.
11 alive William McCollom called 911 to his Autumn Leaf home in Peachtree City, Ga., after the shooting early Jan. 1.

Margaret McCollom can be heard crying in the background, lying on her stomach in their bed, while her husband tries to console her.

"Are you alright dear? I know you're not all right, I mean, are you still breathing?" he’s heard asking his wife.

William McCollom is glum on the call as he admits he’s also the local police chief.

William McCollom joined the Peachtree City police department in 2012 after spending more than two decades as police chief at various departments in Florida.
Peachtree police William McCollom joined the Peachtree City police department in 2012 after spending more than two decades as police chief at various departments in Florida.

"She's having trouble breathing," he tells the dispatcher as his wife is heard crying in the background. "How the hell did this happen?" he says in an aside.

No charges have been filed.

William and Margaret McCollom were divorced in 1999 before apparently reconciling, the Associated Press reported. He spent two decades as the Delray Beach, Fla., police chief before moving to a smaller department. William McCollom was hired by Peachtree City in 2012 and reportedly became chief in October after serving some months as the interim chief.

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January 6, 2015, 12:46 pmYou are what you think

The Last Word On <b>Conservative</b> Brain Structure

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January 5, 2015, 2:11 pmWho was Ayn Rand?

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Objectivism is a philosophy developed by Ayn Rand. She believed that people should look at situations objectively (hence the name) and do what is best for that particular situation without person prejudices or religious beliefs interfering. Just because a person was in the minority did not mean that his rights did not matter. Rand was big on individual rights and responsibilities. A person should be responsible for himself and not rely on the efforts of others to keep him happy. Objectivism supports capitalism, and is one of the basis's for the platform of the Libertarian party.

People should rely upon reason to guide themselves through life, essentially holding their rational self-interest (and not the commands of an unseen God) as the barometer for ethical behavior.

Was Ayn Rand a Fascist? She definitely was not a Christian. She promoted a doctrine of selfishness because it excluded God. Those of us that went to college knew this because she was talked about in certain psychology disciplines. Ignorance is Bliss.

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January 4, 2015, 2:01 pmMia Love: first Black repub woman elected to Congress: Yeah?

Mia Love: 'We Need To Move On' From Steve Scalise Controvery

The Huffington Post  |  By Elise Foley
Posted: 01/04/2015

 

Incoming Rep. Mia Love of Utah, the first black Republican woman elected to Congress, said Sunday that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) should keep his leadership position despite controversy over his 2002 speech to a white supremacist conference.

Scalise, the number three Republican in the House of Representatives, admitted last week that he spoke at a conference hosted by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, a white supremacist group. Love had previously made few remarks about the issue, saying only that she had not spoken to Scalise yet about it but that he had always been helpful to her.

During an appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week," Love was a bit more expansive. She said it was "really interesting" that it was coming up now, so many years after the fact, and that she did not want to give the "awful" groups any publicity.

"I can say as far as I'm concerned with Representative Scalise, he has been absolutely wonderful to work with," she said. "He's been very helpful for me and he has had the support of his colleagues."

She added Scalise should keep his leadership spot.

"I believe he should remain in leadership," Love said. "There's one quality that he has that I think is very important in leadership and that's humility, and he's actually shown that in this case and has apologized and I think we need to move on and get the work of the American people done."

 

First of all, I have nothing against Blacks that desire to be a repub. I do have a problem when they lose their identity in the process. To suggest that what Scalise and others have done in the past as being moot (for the lack of a better word) is like saying that all that has happened to the Black woman by White segregationists for years never happened. The Black women usefulness to the repub party is strictly agenda driven and they are being used again. Miss Love will find out once she gets off the script. The repubs are very unforgiving.

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January 3, 2015, 12:16 pmBe careful of the company you keep...

David Duke Threatens To Expose Other Politicians With White Supremacist Ties

The Huffington Post  |  By Paige Lavender   
Posted: 01/02/2015 11:16 am EST Updated: 01/02/2015 11:59 am EST

Former Klansman and congressional candidate David Duke discusses his bid for the seat opened by Rep. Bob Livingston during NBC's ''Meet the Press'' March 28, 1999 in Washington, DC. (photo by Richard Ellis)

Former Klansman and congressional candidate David Duke discusses his bid for the seat opened by Rep. Bob Livingston during NBC's ''Meet the Press'' March 28, 1999 in Washington, DC. (photo by Richard Ellis)

Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke issued a warning to Republicans who have criticized House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) for speaking to a white nationalist group in 2002, saying they "better be looking over their shoulders."

In an interview with Fusion, Duke said he has ties to politicians on both sides of the aisle, and he is ready to release names if criticism of Scalise continues:

Overall, Duke was rather flabbergasted by the new focus on Scalise. He said he has hosted both Democratic and Republican legislators at everything from conferences to his children’s birthday parties. He said he has met with Democratic legislators at least 50 times in his political life.

And he delivered a warning to both Republicans and Democrats: Treat Scalise fairly, and don’t try to make political hay out of the situation. Or he said he would be inclined to release a list of names of all the politicians — both Republicans and Democrats — with whom he has ties.

“If Scalise is going to be crucified — if Republicans want to throw Steve Scalise to the woods, then a lot of them better be looking over their shoulders,” Duke said.

Scalise has struggled to distance himself from Duke since a Louisiana blogger revealed earlier this week that the GOP leader had associated with the former KKK Grand Wizard and had spoken to a group Duke founded, the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, in 2002.

"I didn't know who all of these groups were, and I detest any kind of hate group," Scalise said on Monday.

Peter Wehner, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, said the news about Scalise's 2002 speech is "acidic for the Republican Party." But GOP leaders -- including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) -- are standing by Scalise amid the controversy.

I say to Duke expose them all...Democrat and Republican. This is what happens when politicians try to hide and lie about their racists ties.

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