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Available on DVD: *******www.amazon****/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000GYHRHE/disinformation Most people have heard of the voting irregularities that marred the presidential elections of 2000 and 2004. Some even know of the resulting challenges to the electoral votes by African-American congressional representatives. However, because the mainstream media shies away from reporting cases of imperiled democracy the public is left to believe these stories are at worst insignificant rumors or at best one-off incidents that result from an overburdened election system. American Blackout chronicles the recurring patterns of disenfranchisement witnessed from 2000 to 2004 while following the story of Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who not only took an active role in investigating these election debacles but also found herself in the middle of one after publicly questioning the Bush Administration about the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Some call Cynthia McKinney a civil rights leader among the ranks of Shirley Chisholm and Malcolm X. Others call her a conspiracy theorist and a "looney." American Blackout gains unprecedented access to one of the most controversial and dangerous politicians in America and examines the contemporary tactics used to control our democratic process and silence political dissent.
24 Sep 2009
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A Celebration of Women's History On the day that African American congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announced her candidacy for president in 1972, New York's WNBC took to the streets, asking people if they would vote for a woman for president.
8 Jul 2011
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one of my favorite songs of Nellie McKay , this woman is a genius! here are the lyrics of the song : "Awww, I don't wanna, I don't wanna be here" "shh its alright darling What do you want?" "I wanna I wanna I wanna I wanna I wanna pony pony" It's just my mama and me And though I know it may be Hard to be mama and me But we've got time time time With my mom by my side I know i'll always survive We'll never give up the fight Cause we got time time time time I didn't wanna go So far from home But it was time you know Children got to roam But now I need her so She's my maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhhhhhhhhhm There's alotta things that i'm proud of in this world I got a pinch of shirley chisholm and a sprinkle of "that girl" Are you looking at me? Cause there's no one else here I'm a legally blonde three... cursed with big hair And now the greatest way to world? It's time to give credit To the person who's the limit, although she's never said it To whom I am indebted, who cuts the final edit She's my mamamamamama and I want you all to get it It's just my mama and me And though I know it may be Hard to be mama and me But we've got time time time With my mom by my side I know i'll always do right We'll never give up the fight Cause we got time time time time So hold on, hold tight This meeting's adjourned For people with degrees, You got a lot to learn We've been earnin' jackshit man Feelin the burn Lost the girdle, jump the hurdle, so now it's our turn See i've been livin with my mama since I was an embryo Never had nintendo saw alotta brecht though I only knew new since jewel went techno You think i'm gonna listen and write you a check No! I was so small, barely big enough to crawl When mother would call me as I stalled by the wall In the daycare I was placed in while she's making low wages My crayons tracing those crazy sad faces And I tasted my soul all those coals in the mountains Moving awfully slow?? Scolding me when i'm lonely And waiting for mama to unfold me And hold me She told me "we're gonna be ok" It's just my mama and me And though I know it may be Hard to be mama and me But we've got time time time With my mom by my side I know i'll always do right We'll never give up the fight Cause we got time time time time I think back to those days that make's me so mad ?? Chasm she had to collapse I'm an educated woman, but I wanna attack Wanna slap my granny, wanna whack my dad Where were you when we were at the welfare office? The atmosphere's toxic, the clerks are obnoxious, the kids are selling chocolate chomping their losses Can't even charge the clothes? Or play with oshbagosh boxes Those bruises, short fuses, with bad guys with black eyes The losin, the oozin, the blood down your right thigh The wantin to die with your nose broken, heart chokin Hitchin a ride with a chain smokin, plain spoken jim Who's gonna drive you as far as he can But he ain't got the rent and you ain't got a man "what now mama? Tell me you got a plan." "we're gonna make little darling with a government grant." It's just my mama and me And though I know it may be Hard to be mama and me But we've got time time time With my mom by my side I know i'll always survive We'll never give up the fight Cause we got time time time time I didn't wanna go So far from home But it was time you know Mom needs time alone But now I need her so She's my maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhhhhhhhhh "I hate you mother! Leave me aloooooooooooone!!" "I love you mommy I love you mommy I love you mommy I love you mommy" [Crying] "I want a suicide pill. Get me a suicide pill mommy!" "I wanna die with you I wanna die with you" "You bitch! Get me a suicide pill!" lol!! =))
7 Sep 2009
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