Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hippity Hop to the Money Shop

After the Don Imus career-halting rapper-lingo jabs at the talented Rutgers women's basketball team, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) denounced his remarks as "small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism" that "showed a disregard for basic decency and were disrespectful and denigrating to African Americans and women everywhere."

Her opportunistic indignation came just days after she and hubba-Bill were thrown a fundraiser by none other than the well-heeled hip-hop producer Timbaland. The shindig at Timbaland's Pinecrest, Florida home raised a reported $800,000 for Hillary's presidential campaign.

Timbaland's rapping takes the form of, well.... violent, obscenity-laced lyrics about small-minded bigotry, coarse sexism and remarks denigrating to African Americans and women.... you can find a sample of them here.

As we have already learned, Hillary tilts at whatever windmill will gain her the presidency.

Hillary's disconnect between her public scolding and private actions remind me of the saying... "In some, the superficial runs very deep."

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The Supremes, not satisfied with handing the 2000 election to the corporate bought-and-paid-for George W. Bush.... thus tarnishing their image as impartial, Constitution-protecting justices.... recently upheld a federal ban on what is misleadingly called "partial-birth" abortion.

Their decision tipped the balance-of-power over a woman's right to choose in consultation with her physician toward religiously-inspired government interference.

It's the first step in the drip, drip, drip erosion of women's protection under Roe vs Wade.

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