June 13, 2010

Ugly Americans Always Win The World Cup Of Bigotry

Doorway to 666 Sixth Avenue in NYC

Hot enough for you Jake Knotts? Appearing on a political talk show on June 3, 2010, South Carolina state senator John M. "Jake" Knotts Jr. said of Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley (and President Barack Obama): "We already got one raghead in the White House, we don't need a raghead in the governor's mansion."

Although it should not even be necessary in the year 2010, Brian Montopoli clearly explains in his article titled S.C. Lawmaker Refers to Obama and Nikki Haley as "Raghead"  for CBS News that "Haley's parents are Indian immigrants, and she was raised as a Sikh before converting to become Methodist."

Ugly Americans ... yes, if the shoe fits, wear it. For all of our morality and bible-thumping, we really just don't give a damn about anyone or anything else in the world, do we?

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Put on your reading glasses and follow this link to a CNN article written by Danielle Berger titled Once a rising star, chef now feeds hungry . Ms. Berger writes:

"Narayanan Krishnan was a bright, young, award-winning chef with a five-star hotel group, short-listed for an elite job in Switzerland. But a quick family visit home before heading to Europe changed everything.

"I saw a very old man eating his own human waste for food," Krishnan said. "It really hurt me so much. I was literally shocked for a second. After that, I started feeding that man and decided this is what I should do the rest of my lifetime."

Krishnan was visiting a temple in the south Indian city of Madurai in 2002 when he saw the man under a bridge. Haunted by the image, Krishnan quit his job within the week and returned home for good, convinced of his new destiny.

"That spark and that inspiration is a driving force still inside me as a flame -- to serve all the mentally ill destitutes and people who cannot take care of themselves," Krishnan said.

Krishnan founded his nonprofit Akshaya Trust in 2003. Now 29, he has served more than 1.2 million meals -- breakfast, lunch and dinner -- to India's homeless and destitute, mostly elderly people abandoned by their families and often abused."

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