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NBA Finals Brings Out The Racists!

Last night was Game 3 of the NBA Finals- the San Antonio Spurs took on the Miami Heat in the Alamo City! In San Antonio, basketball is almost a religion! We bleed black and silver! Our home was no different than probably 98% of the San Antonio population last night. We were in front of the TV, getting ready to cheer on the Spurs!

I was finishing up in the kitchen, preparing snacks for the kids, when everyone started yelling for me to come in the living room. To my great surprise, I saw Sebastien De La Cruz, who is a personal friend of our family, standing in the middle of the court, belting out The National Anthem! We were so proud of him! I sent a text to his Mom to tell her what a great job he did, and settled in to enjoy the butt-whoopin’ that our boys gave to Miami!

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If you missed Sebastien’s performance, watch this! He is a very talented young man!

Sebastien was, in fact, my oldest daughter’s “first boyfriend” when they were in the 3rd grade. Over the last few years we have become friends with their family, and last year, when Sebastien made it to the Finals on American’s Got Talent 2012, we cheered him on every step of the way!

So it was with great sadness that I woke up this morning to find out that while we were so proud of Sebastien and his performance last night, he had unwittingly become the target of racism.

Here is a sampling of Twitter comments during last night’s performance. Warning! Foul language, and pure hate follows:

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Now, this may seem like a simple case of racism to you, but I have a very different theory. Nevermind the fact that Sebastien is a LEGAL, AMERICAN CITIZEN, BORN AND RAISED in America! Nevermind that his PARENTS were born and raised here, and quite possibly, his grandparents as well! The real issue here is immigration, and how the politicians see it as nothing but a political game!

I believe that our country is reaching the boiling point on many issues, and immigration is one of the hotbed issues that is part of the boiling cauldron. Sadly, the president is doing nothing but adding fuel to the already blazing hot fire! People are fed up with the politicians going around the law to serve their own “needs”, and in the process, a child is paying the price for the dissension they have caused!

Barack Obama had the potential to be one of the greatest presidents in American History. He could have been the person to unite this nation like never before. He is a black man, with a white mother.

Step outside of the white and black issue, and you have the Hispanic issue. Barack Obama and the Democrat party’s grandstanding on immigration reform has done nothing but further divide this great nation. Rather than obeying the law, the Democrat Party, along with some from the Republican side of the aisle, are doing everything they can to go around the law of the land. Rather than addressing the issue in a legal manner, they are

A “long-time Democratic Party political operative with direct experience at the highest levels of government” says that the harsh reality is that the “Democrats could give a sh*t about Mexicans. This whole thing, this whole issue has always been about votes first. Period. Always. And this time around it’s all about 2014.”

Just yesterday, Democrat Senator Tim Kaine argued for illegal immigration on the Senate Floor- IN SPANISH! To top that off, Chuck Schumer said, ‘illegal immigration will be a thing of the past‘! So what they are telling every citizen in America is that they- the politicians, and those who come here illegally, do not have to obey they law! Forget the fact that millions of people every year come here legally!

The more these politicians push to go around the law, the more anger they stir up among the American public! Yes, you will always have racists! My husband and I are both very white people with five very dark “Mexican” children! We have been the brunt of racist comments before- including from my own extended family!

So here we are- the land of opportunity, land of the free, home of the brave, yet we are a nation very much divided against herself! On one side we have a nation full of politicians (on BOTH sides of the aisle!) using an entire race for their own political gain, and many of the pawns in their sick, political game go right along with it, being played for a fool! On the other side we have people who are tired of the political games at the expense of our nation and those who want to play by the rules. In the middle, you have the racist idiots that can’t see how truly disgusting they really are!

We truly have reached a sad place in America!

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln

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Source: Hispanic News Network

Narcissism Hits A New High


We all know that President Barack Obama is a narcissist. And we all know about the National Basketball Association (NBA) strike/lockout. But what do they have in common? Until Friday, November 18, 2011, nothing. Then the “The First Ever Obama Classic Basketball Game,” a reelection fundraiser was announced.

Obama’s re-election campaign has recruited more than two dozen NBA stars for a fundraising basketball game to be played in Washington D.C. on December 12, 2011. Ticket prices range from $100 (for the “nose-bleed” section) to $5,000 (for courtside seats), with the money going to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account by the Democrat Party and Obama’s re-election campaign. According to the Obama campaign website, the first $5,000 of a contribution goes to the Obama Victory Fund 2012. If a donor chooses to give more he or she can give as much as $30,800, with that contribution going to the Democrat National Committee.

The Obama campaign says it has not yet determined whether Obama will attend the event, let alone suit up for it.

Bryant Gumbel Says Millionaire NBA Players are Slaves

Bryant Gumbel is sad.  He left the Today Show years ago to become the big, big star that he always knew he was.  He was doing just great, then those bigots had to bring in perky, White girl Katie Couric to steel his spotlight.  Guess those network executives couldn’t handle the public specter of a light-skinned, rich, nerdy Black man who prefers to be romantically involved with white women headlining America’s leading morning show.  Racists!  So Bryant started his own show, a pretty well respected show at that – Real Sports on HBO.  He’s won Emmys and has spoken to some of the most influential athletes of our time, but still, its in the far reaches of cable and lots of people watch it, but its not the same.  Where are the adoring crowds?  Where are the screaming White women?  Where are the endorsements?  How does a poor guy like Bryant get back into the spotlight?  Say something ridiculous, of course!  The problem is, Bryant’s not really a “political” guy anymore.  He doesn’t do the hard-hitting interviews or the breaking stories.  He does sports.  He has to come up with something outrageous to say about an industry that is filled with outrageous excess.  Well, Bryant thought long and hard and came up with this brilliant analogy about the NBA lockout, comparing NBA Commissioner David Stern to a modern day plantation owner.  That’s right, Bryant thinks Stern wants to be a slave owner, and the “boys” on the team are nothing more than slaves to him.  Hey Bryant: if making an average of $5 million a year makes you a slave, sign me up!  Its really easy to vocalize such ridiculous notions when everyone who could refute your claim with experience is dead.  I can only imagine what someone who was actually a real slave during the darkest period of American history would say upon hearing you compare Black men making millions, living in mansions and driving expensive vehicles to SLAVES.  Also, these men can quit anytime.  I’m pretty sure Stern doesn’t have these guys chained to the locker rooms and benches on game days.  I’m only guessing, as I’ve never actually been in an NBA locker room, but I feel its a safe assumption.

Bryant, you’ve been too rich for too long.  Your idea of hardship and struggle is massively distorted by the view from your Manhattan penthouse.  Maybe David Stern is a jerk.  Maybe he really is a racist.  I don’t know, but I don’t think you do either.  The point is, this NBA lockout is a fight between millionaires and billionaires about who can keep more money, not slavery.  Slavery is evil.  The NBA is just entertainment.  Your comparison sullies the memory and accomplishments of a people who survived one of the greatest horrors ever visited upon mankind.  For shame.  For shame.

You can see the whole thing for yourself below.  Try not to puke.