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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Will West Virginia's Senior Senator Take to the Senate Floor on Behalf of Black Women in the Aftermath of the West Virginia Rape and Torture Case?

Y'all remember this post called " Maybe Black Women Should Be Pitt Bulls in Our Next Lives: The Hypocrisy of Al Sharpton and Russell Simmons. " I basically note that Rev. Al Sharpton and Russell Simmons issued a statement condemning Michael Vick for dog fighting and were silent and immorally indifferent to the plight of the Dunbar Village gang rape victim. I know for a fact that BOTH of them know about Dunbar Village because I have exchanged messages with some of their high ranking staffers. Well Rev. Al and Russie ain't got nothing on Senator Robert Byrd from WEST VIRGINIA.(he really gets going around minute 5:00)

Byrd took to the Senate floor in an impassioned speech about barbarism. Except it isn't barbarism against human beings. I don't have a problem with folks speaking out against dog fighting. Its heinous and the folks that would stoop so low as to abuse an animal would probably abuse a human being.

We got on CNN's anchor , Larry Smith, when he said that dog fighting was worse than rape, but apparently he was right and we were wrong because if you compare the level of coverage that dog fighting got vs. the Dunbar Village case, that could be your only conclusion. If you consider the fact that the NAACP came out on behalf of the multimillionaire Vick who is more than capable of defending himself, yet called me to tell me that they would not be speaking out about Dunbar Village, then it is not unreasonable to conclude that folks are more concerned about dog fighting than vicious crimes committed against Black women.

Maybe y'all can get Senator Byrd to take to the Senate floor to speak about Dunbar Village and the West Virginia torture case on behalf of Black women, whose murders, kidnappings and rapes are apparently less newsworthy than the plight of FIDO.

You can email Senator Byrd by going here.

Tell him about the looniness that is the government of West Palm Beach and the RADIO silence coming out ot the Florida governor's office.

And just to confirm that YouTube is going to send us all to hell in a handbasket, here are two "remixes" of Byrd's Speech about dog fighting.

NO, Really YouTube is sending us all to hell in a handbasket, the remixers got more "creative".

Well this one just went to far. What possessed them? So. Not. Funny putting Byrd's words in MLK's mouth.