I am protesting mydd.com...

We've heard a lot about protests in NYC and LA concerning perceived media bias against Hillary Clinton.

Well, there is something more insidious worthy of protest...

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Barack's Got Our Back!

As you may know, I have decried the negative unsupported sniping that goes on here.  To that end, I am posting some reasons why I support Barack Obama for president.

He's got out backs!

On Civil Rights:

Pay Inequity Continues: For every $1.00 earned by a man, the average woman receives only 77 cents, while African American women only get 67 cents and Latinas receive only 57 cents.

Hate Crimes on the Rise: The number of hate crimes increased nearly 8 percent to 7,700 incidents in 2006.

Efforts Continue to Suppress the Vote: A recent study discovered numerous organized efforts to intimidate, mislead and suppress minority voters.

Disparities Continue to Plague Criminal Justice System: African Americans and Hispanics are more than twice as likely as whites to be searched, arrested, or subdued with force when stopped by police. Disparities in drug sentencing laws, like the differential treatment of crack as opposed to powder cocaine, are unfair.
Barack Obama's Plan
Strengthen Civil Rights Enforcement

Obama will reverse the politicization that has occurred in the Bush Administration's Department of Justice. He will put an end to the ideological litmus tests used to fill positions within the Civil Rights Division.
Combat Employment Discrimination

Obama will work to overturn the Supreme Court's recent ruling that curtails racial minorities' and women's ability to challenge pay discrimination. Obama will also pass the Fair Pay Act to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work.
Expand Hate Crimes Statutes

Obama will strengthen federal hate crimes legislation and reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice's Criminal Section.
End Deceptive Voting Practices

Obama will sign into law his legislation that establishes harsh penalties for those who have engaged in voter fraud and provides voters who have been misinformed with accurate and full information so they can vote.
End Racial Profiling

Obama will ban racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies and provide federal incentives to state and local police departments to prohibit the practice.
Reduce Crime Recidivism by Providing Ex-Offender Support

Obama will provide job training, substance abuse and mental health counseling to ex-offenders, so that they are successfully re-integrated into society. Obama will also create a prison-to-work incentive program to improve ex-offender employment and job retention rates.
Eliminate Sentencing Disparities

Obama believes the disparity between sentencing crack and powder-based cocaine is wrong and should be completely eliminated.
Expand Use of Drug Courts

Obama will give first-time, non-violent offenders a chance to serve their sentence, where appropriate, in the type of drug rehabilitation programs that have proven to work better than a prison term in changing bad behavior.

http://www.barackobama.com/issues/civilr ights/

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How Has Barack Obama Been Treated In This Campaign

There have been numerous diaries and comments about how badly Hillary has been treated in this campaign.  No doubt, some of the treatment has been unfair.

Specifically, people say Obama has leveled a dirty campaign against Clinton.  So, I researched what Sen. Clinton has said about Sen. Obama:

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We Stand Together or Fall Apart

This diary is very simple and has been building in my mind since I started posting here a month or so ago.

We have seen this country shred to a tatters by this administration's reckless policies.  There are so many to count that listing them would exceed the diary length.

Let's just look at a recent one: the mortgage crisis.

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/ timestopics/subjects/m/mortgages/index.h tml

Not surprising, as Paul Krugman aptly pointed out, Bush is doing little, if nothing to help: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/31/opinio n/31krugman.html?hp

This is the stark difference between democrats and republicans.  For republicans, it is ok to bail out Bear Sterns, which knowingly engaged in risky business practices, but not ok to help ordinary Americans hoodwinked by unscrupulous mortgage bankers looking to make a quick buck.

This brings me to a much larger point...

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Michigan Representative Offers Unique Solution to Seat Michigan Delegates

I found this solution being offered by a Michigan representative about seating the Michigan delegation.  I think it is interesting and requires further analysis.  The only problem I have with it is how does one determine popular vote?  I would substitute an unreliable popular vote count to a more reliable delegate count.  This is better too because, as of now, we choose our nominee based upon delegates and not popular vote-which is not even counted in some caucus states.

The story and proposal below the fold....

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I Believe Senator Obama Should NOT Drop Out

The time is now for Barack Obama to NOT drop out?

Why you ask?

-He leads in delegates.
-He leads in states won.
-He leads in total votes.

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Fact Checking Obama's Immigration Bill Claims

So, much has been made about Obama's claims that he had something to do with the immigration bill.  

Since copying and pasting from candidate's web sites happens quite often here (and travels to the top of the Rec. list), I thought I would paste the truth from Obama's website here.

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Breaking: Obama was a "Professor"

There has been much made about Obama's "claim" that he was a professor at the University of Chicago School of Law.

Hillary's surrogates have attacked him on this point in a number of diaries here as proof that Obama plays fast and loose with the truth.

Well, the University of Chicago Law  settled this point once and for all...


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Barack Obama Got Detention in Junior High School

On the heels of the startling revelation that Barack Obama has unpaid parking tickets, a new bombshell was revealed today on the standard bearer of news, newsmax and drudgereport.

Barack Obama got detention in high school!

Details below the fold...

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Correction: Clinton Raised Tons and Tons of Money in February and I Can't Read

This is an interesting article on the income and expenditures of the various campaigns. It confirms the totals raised by each of the candidates and illustrates how much more the democrats as a whole are raising than the Republicans. Gives one hope for November no matter the candidate.

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