Already removed your pick, leftwing; my bad. Nice move.
Look in the mirror before you call anyone a troll. Better yet, go out and get some sun, exercise or plastic surgery or don't post your picture on your blog, which is too easy pickings for retort. Yeah, I voted for Tinker and she lost by a large margin. So what? I'm fine. Cohen fd up big time and lost any political capital that he may have accrued. If Tennessee were an independent country, Cohen could spew hate all over the place and no one around here would care. But people in California, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Michigan have computers, TV's and their own congressional representatives, some of whom are of Armenian heritage. They don't take kindly to bigoted hate speech. Neither do hate watch groups who are already monitoring the situation. Looking forward to September's hijinks and U.S. army vet Peter's documentary.
To those who need simplification:
The actions of your congressman have ended up on a hate crime watchdog's radar screen.This organization is widely known for its legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups.
The cited article exposes your candidate's true character and is extremely relevant to Memphians wishing to determine the legitimacy or illegitimacy of his claim regarding the sincerity of his slavery apology, the single act that has defined his last term. One cannot commit a hate crime against one ethnic group and claim to support the rights of another. If you feel that you know more than the Southern Poverty Law Center about hate crime, please contact them to discuss at: 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, Alabama 36104. They are located just off I-65.
From the Washington Post:
"Let's get it all out, Cohen said. "When people commit injustices and do bad things, they ought to apologize and ask for forgiveness. Just be a good human being. Countries should operate in the same manner. Slavery is abhorrent."
This comes from the mouth of the same man who brought us this chestnut:
"Congress shouldn't legislate history" (Town hall meeting, Memphis, June, 2008)
The Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project monitors hate groups and extremist activities throughout the U.S. and publishes the Center's award-winning Intelligence Report.
It also offers training to help law enforcement officials and human rights groups combat organized racism, including an online hate crime training course for law enforcement professionals.
Hatewatch and the Intelligence Report chronicled the efforts of congressmen, such as those of Steve Cohen, Robert Wexler, and John Murtha, to help cover up the murder of 1.5 million Christians. Historians view the event as the precursor to the Jewish Holocaust, mainly because Hitler himself said that it was the precursor to the Jewish Holocaust.
Cohen doesn't think this is significant, probably because of his membership in the Turkish Caucus, and perhaps his lackadaisical attitude is aided by the many thousands of dollars he has received from the Turkish government and its agents. Perhaps he doesn't truly believe his own words that "countries should operate in the same manner" when it comes to apologies or recognition of injustices. Perhaps he should have a parenthetical footnote to his statement (*except if it involves the extermination of Christians from a continent).
Which event? Read more at:
What is Nikki Tinker's position? It is the same as Barack Obama's. Ask Tennessee Titans' Rien Long:
"I am proud to be endorsing Nikki and hope she wins her August 7th primary race," remarked Rien Long, whose 27th birthday just happens to be the day of the election.
"I believe Nikki will bring the energy, intellect and integrity the people of Tennessee's Ninth Congressional District need and deserve. I also believe that people like Steve Cohen, who are playing an active role in blocking legislation in Congress that would mark the first genocide of the 20th century (Armenian Genocide), have no place in Congress." Nikki Tinker, like Barack Obama, supports the legislation.
"Sadly, Cohen is an apologist for the Turkish government, which has never admitted to genocide," Long added.
"My family has been in America for nearly 100 years, because one of my great-grandfathers escaped the genocide of the Christian minority of Turkey. Many of his nieces and nephews were not as lucky."
Long was the subject of a documentary film in 2006, "The Long Journey from the NFL to Armenia," which chronicled a visit he made to his ancestral homeland.
"During my trip, I stood just a few miles from the Turkish border and over that border stood Mt. Ararat, where the Bible says Noah's Ark landed in Armenia. That mountain is now in Turkey, which just adds to the disappointment I have in a person like Congressman Cohen, who does favors for the foreign government of Turkey, which spends millions of Turkish tax dollars every year to lobby jaded politicians against Armenian Genocide recognition," Long added.
"I know Nikki Tinker will not be a lapdog for the Turks like Steve Cohen, who encourages genocide denial, by fighting congressional recognition," Long concluded.
Long won college football's Outland Trophy in 2003, which is awarded to the best interior lineman. He was then picked in the fourth round of the NFL draft by the Tennessee Titans and has made Tennessee his home ever since.
Please savor the irony that the originator of an apology for slavery has made it to a hate crimes ("monitors hate groups and extremist activities") watchdog group's naughty list.
I already voted for Tinker. I hope you do as well.
The mass extermination of a race isn't funny. Cohen's efforts on behalf of genocide denial aren't funny either. If you wouldn't joke about the Jewish holocaust, don't joke about its prototype. Show some respect.
What's wrong with showing support for a sorority sister? It's odd behavior to go to a private party and heckle the guests as they walk in.
I welcome the comments from outside of Memphis. I also sensed Cohen's insincerity when I read about his attempts to join the Black Caucus, his apology for slavery and his position on other issues (like genocide). I am voting for anyone not already in office, since things seem to be becoming worse among all of my friends and family. Cohen can't understand my situation more than Tinker. While I don't agree with the method used by the ministers, I understand their position.
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