LOL - White Fright

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LOL - White Fright
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Tue, 08-31-2010 - 5:18pm

That (gasp) atheist Christopher Hitchens' comments on Beck Rally and other things.

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Registered: 07-15-2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 6:59pm
That's exactly right---our government's definition of poor is ridiculous. America, home of the worlds richest poor people. What we're lacking in is gratefulness.

>>Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity<<
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Registered: 08-14-2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 7:00pm

"I'll leave it at that. Black people know and vote for Democrats, because they see what the Republican party does."


Yes, just like the Wilson administration I'd bet.

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Registered: 04-09-2006
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 7:09pm

In the sixties and seventies it didn't take two breadwinners to support a household.

Deborah

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Registered: 04-09-2006
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 7:11pm

I'm not grateful that we have seven college degrees between us and we can hardly pay our kids' medical bills.

Deborah

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Registered: 07-15-2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 7:14pm

I don't think it was so much shameful as just an example of ignorance. I'm rather glad when I see posts like that because they give you an better idea as to the level of insight, experience and education the person posting has. I mean can you really take someone seriously who actually believes that folks who are in an opposing political party?

In reality the government is supposed to provide equal protection to all--including minority groups. They're not supposed to be abused and used to fully fund the operations of the nation--and once the number of earners who pay zero federal income taxes exceeds that 50% threshold that's what we will have created. The minority working for the majority. Unlike slaves in the truer sense of the word though--those paying can simply chose to earn less if they want to stop being used and abused. Then what.

>>Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity<<
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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 7:19pm

Those infected with gonorrhea lectim.

The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new virulent strain of this old disease. The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim. It is pronounced "Gonna re-elect 'em,” and it is a terrible obamanation.

The disease is contracted through dangerous and high-risk behavior involving putting your cranium up your rectum. Many victims contracted it in 2008 ... but now most people, after having been infected for the past 1-2 years, are starting to realize how destructive this sickness is.

It is sad because Gonorrhea Lectim is easily cured with a new drug just coming on the market called Votemout. You take the first dose in 2010 and the second dose in 2012 and simply do not engage in such behavior again; otherwise, it could become permanent and eventually wipe out all life as we know it.

Several states are already on top of this, like Virginia and New Jersey , and apparently now Massachusetts, with many more seeing the writing on the wall.

Please pass this important message on to all those bright folk you care about



>>Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity<<
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 7:26pm
I would be more upset or questioning about the cost of those degrees and if they were the right choices to make to get a decent job.


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Registered: 02-28-2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 8:07pm

You have to go back a hundred years for Wilson - but hey we have much more recent evidence regarding the GOOPers....


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Registered: 04-09-2006
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 8:24pm

"I would be more upset or questioning about the cost of those degrees and if they were the right choices to make to get a decent job. Eeek to paying for 7!!!"

Well, it's not as complicated/expensive as it seems, although the degrees are real enough. I was under the impression that you have two, including a master's? We got ours back in the day where it was possible to work one's way through school. dh got three bachelor's degree's concurrently...then was paid to do research while getting a master's and a Ph.D. I got a second degree after the one I got just beforethe economy tanked in1982 proved to be too theoretical (physics) to be useful in getting a "practical" job. Both of us "use" our college degrees in our work every day...

If the median American household income defines a decent job...then we have decent jobs. (If at least half of all Americans do not have by definition a "decent job", I think we're really in trouble and it's easy to see where some of the anger at the bottom is coming from.) The problem for us is the disconnect between the cost of medical care and the median US household income. If we didn't have the degrees, we'd make less, and maybe have no benefits...the non degreed people here make half to a little more of dh's salary, and these are considered good jobs for this area. You've said that the economy is booming in your neck of the woods, but if everyone moved there with the anticipation of getting a better job, it would be a disaster for your area...

Deborah

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 8:41pm

Recently I've seen some interesting claims about the Republican Party and its stance on civil rights...a bunch of revisionist stuff, always conveniently unsupported. My suspicion is that the people making these claims are fully aware that they are utter nonsense.

My family and close relatives followed a fairly standard pattern in the south...they were Democrats until Lyndon Johnson supported civil rights for all, and then they became Republicans, as they are to this day. As a kid I heard the word "nigra" (considered a more polite form of the N word) often in my house; in fact, I was told that nigras had been better off as slaves (we are talking about 100 years after slavery had ended!!!) because they were just not smart or moral enough to cope with emancipation, and the proof was that many of them became sharecroppers on their old massa's land, thus proving that they had been happy as slaves, and the rest of them went to Chicago and Harlem and were very dangerous, in fact they would as soon as shoot a white man as look at him. Only recently I heard that the trouble with this country is that "we have a black man for president and that's all I need to know", and also Sandra Sotomayor is, well there just isn't anything bad enough to say about her with her "wise latina" nonsense. I'm providing anecdotal evidence. But it's still repeated all over the south, amongst the older generation...not all, but enough. Their prejudices should die with them; no need to rewrite history with lies to conceal their shameful behavior.

Deborah

btw...I live in an area where one of the counties is named after the president of the Confederacy; the town squre there has one of those monuments decrying the war of "Northern Aggression". A few blocks from the courtyard, a store flies a Confederate Flag. Every day. It's a red state, overwhelmingly so, and civil rights for all are not high on their list. Just sayin'.




Edited 9/2/2010 9:46 pm ET by muddymessalonskee

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