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#JaneCrow in Georgia - An ATL Call to Take Back Basic Women's Rights




Written by guest contributor, "hardybear" of the wonderful Free Range Talk site:

Reverend Al Sharpton was doing the obligatory MSNBC on-location rope line in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday  evening when a woman of a certain age stood tall and stated what was on her mind about Growing Hope in Politics Nation Live from that historic civil rights venue ... "What about the new Jane Crow?"

Whiplash. #JaneCrow. Eureka, some Southern belle nailed it. [Video at footer of the good Reverend.]

Jane Crow. It's SO sadly, infuriatingly, effing accurate.

Minding the gender gap is about far more than poll numbers and swing states, if the Regressives get their way we will be looking at the same rights for women that our great-grandmothers enjoyed. Be it pay equity or being the acknowledged bosses of our own bodies, the GOP is brashly moving the goalposts back with very little impunity.


Asshattery against women we would rather forget, never mind own as part of our collective Tea Induced history, is a motivating and mounting list of criminal Ick. 

  • God Given Rape or Legitimate Rape or any lunatic GOP Rape 'qualifier'.
  • Binders of Women with Raging Libidos wrangled by Uncle Sugar.
  • Trans-vaginal probes and the legislatures who love them.
  • Purity Balls and  birth control shaming, leading to rape or pregnancy shaming then capped with SNAP shaming.

And it isn't Regressive Ick restricted to the South. A frustrated friend in Kansas tipped me to this letter to the editor in the Topeka Capitol-Journal which sums up the Tea Party offenses against women handily from the heartland.

I can see that the tea party and Republicans have one thing in common — a desire to strip women of their rights as first-class citizens and take them out of the work force. Is this what they want for themselves and their daughters?

Hell Yeah! [But.But.But. … no, they really do want pre-Mad Men Amurrica back.]

Women and their spouses can talk Republican until they are blue in the face, but when it comes time to vote they are responsible for the choices they make in the voting booth.

That is the one place we are totally free, so I beg of women to use it wisely and vote Democrat in November to restore their place in society.

                                                                                      Image, Pink Progressives.

YES! Don't let the work of the suffragettes and the dames that came up before us get systematically stolen back, fellow liberals. The opposition is sly, slick and has more money than their God. Make that vote count and make your indignant voices heard.

Bring on the Lefteous Indignation. Jane Crow has got to go.


Video- Saturday Night Live: Rev Al Sharpton's "Politics Nation"



VIDEO: Speeches by A.G. Holder, Asean Johnson, Rep. John Lewis, Rev. Al Sharpton #MarchOnWashington #MOW50


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The following speeches were some of the best of the best (There were so many!) at today's March On Washington's 5oth anniversary.

The videos show four incredible speeches in full made by a very well-received and news-making Attorney General Eric Holder, nine-year-old Asean Johnson (the youngest to speak), the awe-inspiring Rep. John Lewis (who, at 23, was the youngest speaker 50 years ago), and the inimitable co-organizer of today's march, Rev. Al Sharpton.

You can read my thoughts here: The long civil rights movement: “Everything has changed. Nothing has changed.”

We must keep #AdvancingTheDream. We have no choice.

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Conservative sites post cartoon of Al Sharpton as a lynching tree on #Zimmerman trial


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Rev. Al Sharpton, activist and host of MSNBC's "Politics Nation," has spoken out against racial injustice for decades. A couple of conservative sites published a political cartoon in which Rev. Al is depicted as a lynching tree from which "various incidents in which Sharpton has been active" are being hung.

Classy. Real classy. That shouldn't stir things up at all.

Here it is, National Review Online's "Cartoon of the Day" by Investor's Business Daily's Michael Ramirez (h/t: MediaMatters):

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Investors. com has it up, too. As Think Progress notes, that site is "widely viewed as having a conservative editorial page," and of course, National Review Online is a conservative magazine.

What a surprise.

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Post-racial? Group posts "Official Race Baiters ID Card," "#Trayvon Martin protests against white gun owners" alert


Al Sharpton race baiter card via Liberty Federation

So today, this happened: VIDEO: Obama speaks out on #Zimmerman verdict, race ” #Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.” It was a powerful, sensitive, heartfelt effort to have a meaningful dialog with
America about race, keeping our kids safe, improved communication, and how to be more pro-active in the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict.

This happened, too: The so-called "National Liberty Federation" posted the above image on their website. They also felt the need to include this panicky, paranoid alert (bolding mine):

Trouble is brewing.  Stay away from these areas.  This is the latest list of locations for the Trayvon Martin protests against white gun owners, American courts, jury verdicts, and the Rule of Law. [...]


Then they listed a number of locations around the country and warn their readers urgently to "avoid these areas." Here are a couple of comments left under the post:

Jane Scroggins:

They are determined to start a race war. A Hispanic kills a black thug and it is the white gun owners fault? And the jury said the Hispanic was innocent! Sure beats Obama having to answer for Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA and the economy!

Joe Fioretti:

Just saw obama the instigator on TV. Instead of warning the gangsters not to riot, he empathized with Black males and in essence condoned their violence. If I were a Black male and listened to his “speech”, I would feel compelled to take to the streets and act out violently. At 12% of the population, this idiot is advocating a race war and the annihilation of his people.

See how outreachy these "patriots" are? They really ought to take a peek at this video from the Rachel Maddow Show: “Be afraid, white people! The black people are coming for you!” 

Post-racial America, my ass.

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Video- Rev Al Sharpton Pushes For Civil Rights Charges Against Zimmerman: 'Civil Right To Go Home'



VIDEO- Rep. McDermott: GOP "throwing the American infrastructure and the society under the bus."


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Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) was on Rev. Al Sharpton's "Politics Nation" yesterday, and he couldn't have been clearer:

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They've clearly spent the whole last five years trying to tear the president down, but they've done it by throwing the American infrastructure and the society under the bus...

You know, it is really appalling when you think about it, that we have had people unemployed in this country since 2007 when the crash came, and we have had tremendous amounts of infrastructure that needs to be replaced. The jobs are there. We could put the people to work, and as Mr. Dionne says, we could invest in the future.

The idea that you stop investing in the future... it's only the radical tea party. The real Republicans, like Eisenhower, he believed in investing, he invested in the infrastructure of making a national highway system. It is not a Republican or Democratic idea going on right now. It's simply radical tea party people who want to destroy the government and think we will be better without it.

You wait and see, when it comes to their house as it did in Oklahoma. You'll see those guys from Oklahoma who voted against money for Sandy repair in New York, suddenly coming with their tin cup saying, "Oh, please help us for our problems here in Oklahoma."

You've got to think of us as one country that we all take care of each other...

E.J. Dionne's, "You shouldn't have to be lucky to cross a bridge in America" was also spot on.

Here's an idea, GOP: Start thinking of the American people for a change. Stop wasting everyone's time and money on abortion bills and inane witch hunts and start investing in our crumbling infrastructure so that we can create-- What are they called again? Oh yeah-- jobs.

As McDermott said, "All the other problems that face us would be gone if we had put people back to work.”

Here is the entire segment:

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