Mar 23, 2008 at 22:02:42
“Here is another poem - Merry-Go-Round - by Langston Hughes. Hopefully you'll have a few moments of patience to read it through.
COLORED CHILD AT CARNIVAL
Where is the Jim Crow section
On this merry-go-round,
Mister, cause I want to ride?
Down South where I come from
White and colored
Can't sit side by side.
Down South on the train
There's a Jim Crow car.
On the bus we're put in the back--
But there ain't no back
To a merry-go-round!
Where's the horse
For a kid that's black?”
“The argument you make is of the ilk, "...it depends on what is is....".
No, he didn't have to mention Senator Obama by name. Excluding Obama from the statement, "....the candidates who love this country...", is overt an assertion as it gets. If he thought the statement leaves room for plausible deniability, he must be losing it.
But the crux of the matter is that he elevates the real opposition - John McCain - at Senator Obama's expense.
Since it is unlikely that Bill Clinton doubts senator Obama's love for his country, what was the motive behind that statement? That is the question I'd like answered.”
“That's because Bill Richardson, like most people, can see through the republican, clintonian and msm bs. This election is about the future, and we can't march into the future while constantly at each other's throats. It is time for healing and Senator Obama has shown that this is his commitment.”
“It seems Bill Clinton is insinuating that uncomfortable issues that have come to the surface during the democratic primaries are a distraction that the electorate would be better off avoiding in a general election campaign. Those would seem to be racial, ethnic and religious prejudices that so perniciously divide America. They also include issues such as challenging the status quo, confronting special interests in order to change the way the government is run, reexamining our approach to solving global issues, ending the war in Iraq, and combatting climate change.
He drops a hint (without mentioning names) that Senator Obama is unpatriotic. That is quintessential Bill Clinton, and it is disgusting. For a guy who strutts around the country and the world claiming he abhors racial inequalities and cares about the 'little guy", his comments reveal who he really is - a total hypocrite.”
NoGoodNamesLeft on Mar 21, 2008 at 21:01:26
“well actually instead of relying on interpretations from MSNBC you could listen to Bill Clinton who has said he was referring to the swiftboating that went on in the 2004 campaign.”
“Gov. Richardson worked for the people of the united states. It is to the people he owes loyalty. He has made the decision - and rightly so - that nepotism cannot advance the interest of this nation. So rather than poke around for any reason to smear Senator Obama and trumpet things that divide us, hopefully more Americans will rise above the petty divisions and, like Gov. Richardson, instead cast a vote for posterity.”
Mollye on Mar 21, 2008 at 20:00:59
“Yes, I'll be making a vote for posterity...I am sickened by the way Hillary Clinton has been treated during this Primary season (by Obama supporters), by the way Florida and Michigan voters have been cheated out of their rights to vote for their preferred candidate, by the way some news outlets and especially cable and Huffpo have all but declared Obama the Prez with millions of people yet to vote...or stripped of their rights to vote for Hillary, by the way Obama supporters are trying to intimidate Super Delegates to vote for him, rather than perform their responsiblity to vote for the person most capable for the job and I am sick of Howard Dean. If I cannot vote for Hillary Clinton, I will vote for John McCain.”
“A patently asinine post, I must say. Your supposition that the main concern people are expressing here is the potential unearthing of information that might somehow embarrass Senator Obama, is simply idiotic. Anyone intelligent - indeed all of us - should be troubled that unauthorized folks would poke around any person's private information, information that should be secure in government's hands.
It is a our duty as citizens of free nations to demand that those responsible are publicly identified, that their motives are exposed, that their accomplices are named, and that all are called to answer for their role in this outrageous violation of Senator Obama's privacy.
I sense it is your wish that this story dies and that the public never gets to the bottom of it. Now tell me, BigSid, who is afraid of the truth?”
BigSid on Mar 21, 2008 at 02:36:00
“I wish for nothing more than this story be fully exposed. I believe it's nothing more than a few employees thinking "Hey let's look at what Obama's been up to", but I could be wrong.
If there's more to it than that, I hope to hear about it. I love a good conspiracy. I hope we get to see exactly how far the rabbit hole goes down.
Please, take a step back from your indignant stance, and tell me that you don't wanna know what's in the file -- if anything.
Let's say it was a covert operative prying into the file -- even more so now -- I wanna know what was worth this risk to see.
Of course, it could end up there's nothing of significance there, but sadly we'll never know.
“The president is at war with himself. On one hand there's something overly narcissistic about him - he still thinks he can turn water into wine and win over his sworn enemies. On the other hand he seems paralyzed by fear that he might make the wrong decision and be blamed for it. Meanwhile things keep veering further out of control. Won't be long before the cause is completely lost.”
“He still thinks he can turn water into wine and that he'll somehow win the Republicans over. Well, I've got news for him: It won't work. He'll only succeed in squandering whatever goodwill he may still have among some Democrats.”
“Question: On what basis do you make the extrapolation that this phenomenon in South Africa reflects a continent-wide phenomenon? And on whose record of history do you base the assertion that Africans sold slaves?”
“"...the United States must lead the international community in ensuring continued support for the African Union peacekeeping mission..."
Seriously? Is there a peace to keep in Somalia? I also find appalling the suggestion that the Al Shabaab lunacy is in "its death throes" (Where have we heard that before?) and should thus be treated with something less than the full force of international action. The world should not, indeed must not, take that chance.”
TinfoilLatte on Jul 19, 2010 at 00:47:53
“Why do extremists hate the world and wish to end it?”
“Whether one agrees with Jesse Jackson or not, the use of the terms "ownership", "purchase", and "trade" in reference to players, particularly black ones, already conjures up images of slavery. Could it be these terms persist in the lexicon because white folks can't feel the pain of slavery the way blacks do?
Is it a stretch to think the Cleveland chairman got peeved because he had all along viewed LeBron as "property"? I don't think so. LeBron exercised his right as a free agent. Or did Cleveland feel they had "proprietary" rights. If they did, why?”
9000 on Jul 12, 2010 at 01:38:41
“you make a very good point”
Israel on Jul 12, 2010 at 01:25:12
“Ridiculous. LEBRON MAKES OVER $100 MIL DOLLARS! WHITE PLAYERS ARE TREATED THE EXACT SAME WAY (and not many of them make as much as Lebron). This idiotic analogy merely minimizes the true horrors of real slavery (people who literally had no rights and were beaten or killed, not given $100 mil and starring in commercials).”
SouthSideHooligan on Jul 12, 2010 at 01:24:49
“So when it relates to white players, is it also slavery? Or do you just pick and choose?”