“The public was raised by a generation that chased DDT trucks in small towns. They are ok, as are their children until getting hung up on farming practices and chemicals used therein. Whole foods leads the way in "COEXIST" stickered SUVs stealing the parking spaces we all thought we had indicated to occupy. TRUTH is that foods available to us all are substantial. There's also a substantial amount of people focusing on what's bad about everything. I say good for them. FWF”
Oct 15, 2013 at 03:06:21
“why is this a black voices topic at all?”
lynnjay on Oct 31, 2013 at 20:43:19
“So white man can be bashed again for slavery.”
DrkRaven0905 on Oct 15, 2013 at 08:21:28
“I'm guess because many black people, like myself have native american blood running through our veins. My maternal grandmother was Creek. My paternal great-grandmother was Cherokee. Both full blooded.”
“This is so staged. Seriously! Such a ploy and a cheap one at that. Bet you $20 there's a TelePrompter beyond the window he's so reflectively looking at. Glad to see the president doing important things right? Being decisive and representing us all during a photo shoot. Thanks B! Go back to work! A woman named Rosa already used that bus for a statement. Why are you even there? It's impossible to gain more votes because you feel Rosas pain. Be a president, not a postcard.”
ticoune on Apr 20, 2012 at 06:13:05
“Dear Taylor, not hating you is very difficult, has a Christian I pray God to help me.”
amendingangel on Apr 20, 2012 at 05:53:02
“The fact that he's in the White House makes him worthy of sitting on that bus. But, your Obama hate, blinds you. You don't think the first African American president in this nation's history is a 'statement'? You can be a president and a postcard. You can even be a stamp!”
its miller time on Apr 20, 2012 at 05:52:56
“You lost my interest at "TelePrompter"...the transparency of your post is blatant, the level of maturity and intellect obvious.
You cynicism is a Cancer in this Country.
The past four years of the Republican doom and gloom, fea-r mo/ngering, etc have really taken it's toll on our Country.”
“YO! Russ! You made guns cool! But now they're not advantageous for your newfound stance that guns ain't cool no mo. You must have a posse that you pay to protect your fragile(yet street) persona? You can't make a difference because you're not doing anything different. The world won't improve because Russ Simmons inspired them to conversate”
“Ray Charles doesn't exactly represent black nostalgia to me. The plot occurred in the past because Ray Charles occurred in the past. I wouldn't define a blind, virtuoso, figurehead of modern music and innovator as a stereotypical character. I think that role "embodied" the man intended. So we shouldn't celebrate black Oscar winners because they characterize blacks of the past? Seems like author would be more content with no Oscars whatsoever. I guess some find reason to feel victimized and praised simultaneously.”
“I feel like I was just yelled at by a child. "It's not fair! Boo Hoo." So what? Maybe it's not fair. Get something produced that's legit Oscar-worthy material. Star in it, write it, produce it, art direct it, support it and immerse yourself in it. This race-based award tallying only serves those more comfortable as victims. Does the Latino Voices section discuss the plight of awarded Spanish actors? No. Author stated:
"Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is the only hispanic to take home a trophy"
That's far less than awarded blacks. What a tragedy. I'll finish as the column did.
Dreaming of the day people who look like me beat out those who don't. That'll show 'em.
Queena on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:15:04
“You know every time a comment is made about playing the victim AA step up to the plate and make their own. Then here comes some whites complaining why they have this, why they have that, now you know.”
Feb 23, 2012 at 05:02:02
“it's an art platform. the art isn't guaranteed to improve if it's crews and talent are more diverse. just because hollywood earns a lot doesn't mean those earners should equally represent ethnic groups.”
Feb 23, 2012 at 04:44:17
“"depending on the ethnic composition of their environment, many mixed race individuals will adopt that racial identity that is most congruent with their environment and/or most rewarded."
a- like whites acting black
b- like blacks acting white
both are commonly made light of by comics of all races. how long would this article be if k&p weren't black? author seems concerned that they're biracial. author feels biracial individuals are victims and two biracial talents shouldn't garner our laughs until we acknowledge the plight of everyone else that looks like them...
author should kick back and laugh with the rest of us”
Feb 23, 2012 at 04:35:28
“i'm buying it. these guys are funny and paid their dues in the comedy ranks. i think they fill a gap left behind by chappelle. it's okay to laugh at yourself. i can't imagine watching their comedy central show on air, then having some profound problem with it, then writing a critique of the content as though it wasn't performed by blacks in the first place. john s. wilson had to have laughed at something, right? i did.”
Sep 25, 2011 at 03:12:49
“I'm runnin, tellin, all bout that. Most honest comment yet. Love it! Another example of racism interjected for no reason. What's crazy to me is that the criminal in 1989, is now the the victim in 2011.”
Sep 25, 2011 at 02:56:59
“Word. Sounds like a great plan. You're welcome to recommend me as a suspect at a wendys with a witnessed handgun that delivers an executing blow to the head/skull/brain. But I'm only a turnip after all. Being a turnip, now accused of murder, will you skillfully comment and fight for my rights twenty years from now? I was a bad turnip. Did you have a problem with the original sentencing in this case? If I was arrested for murder and sentenced to death, it would be twenty years until my death was carried out. So eighteen years after sentencing, you'll likely be on my side. I'll be such a grateful turnip if that occurs. lol”
MekhongKurt on Sep 25, 2011 at 19:23:54
“Taylor, I was unaware of this case until a few months ago. I am willing to take it for granted that *based on the sworn testimony at the time of the trial,* it appeared that Davis was, indeed, guilty. But 7 of the 9 witnesses not only have recanted, but made allegations that the police pressured or coerced them into making their original claims.
It's possible they *were* telling the truth then but now are lying, yes. Or it's possible they lied both then and now. But that third possibility -- the one they now claim -- that they lied then but aren't now, is the one I believe should, as former FBI Director William Sessions -- no panty-waist commie liberal, him -- have led to further review, perhaps a re-trial.
I also am not arguing Davis was innocent. I don't know. But as a former police officer and security officer (for about a decade, long ago) who has taken a great interest, as a layman, in criminal law for decades, I also am aware of something a great many people forget: it is up to the state to prove guilt -- not up to the accused to prove innocence. That's why when the prosecution fails to convince a jury of the accused's guilt, that accused is declared "not guilty" -- not, "innocent."
“On an ice cream level, i didn't do those things. But those who churned, delivered and built ice cream delivery roads deserve the equal amount of lost ice cream per scoop earned. Since you assume I have more ice cream than I can consume, I say nonsense! I can eat ice ice cream all day! I'm like an evil corporation when it comes to ice cream.”
“Here's a better idea. Let's build the next generation of energy efficient cars, homes and workplaces. Let's develop wind, solar and other cleaner, safer, more sustainable sources of power and fuel. Let's invest in high-speed rail and smart communities that give us better transportation options.
Let's be completely naive. Let's start breeding unicorns. Let's develop, invest in, and build a smart community that can quickly travel from anywhere to Vegas by high-speed rail. Let's classify all this along with oil production: pipe dreams”
“How the mighty have fallen. Rather once covered Watergate on our tv sets. Now, he covers the plight of bees. Thanks for the important coverage!”
outnow on Sep 26, 2011 at 13:49:46
“Have you read what Einstein and others have said about the value of honey bess to mankind? Have you ever kept bees yourself?
I kept bees fifty years ago. My brother, a physician, still does.
It would be a good thing to open your mind to how important honey bees are and forget the blathering from Washington, D.C., and elsewhere. Politicians will not save the world; the world cannot support human beings without honey bees.”
longtimegone on Sep 25, 2011 at 17:49:51
“The fact that honey bees play a pivotal role in human survival seems to have flown by you entirely. Perhaps you were in such haste to whip off a snide comment that you didn't read the article; that would at least be an excuse. If you read it and still don't grasp the importance of the honey bee for human survival, then I fear there is little hope. Perhaps you figure that Twinkies don't need no stinking pollinators and you'll just ride out the collapse with a fallout shelter full of them? Perhaps after a lifetime of covering human political and economic folly, Rather has seen the light which still has not penetrated your darkness.”
Genders on Sep 24, 2011 at 17:06:24
“Only in your small mind. He's trying to save the world. what a trivial little issue?”
sabelmouse on Sep 24, 2011 at 11:57:58
“bees are more important than some little political scandal in the usa. to the whole entire planet.
i suppose as he matured he got his priorities streight.”
Sep 24, 2011 at 06:23:22
“Aren't we all immigrants essentially? Why is it important where we are from? The best talent will always have a place in this country if warranted. What was the New Zealanders idea? Was it groundbreaking? This very website hosts articles that exhaust job exportation instances. I think if this fellow had a substantial proposition he'd have been allowed to stay put and continue.”
“I didn't cry, but I gave away a lot more ice cream than other folks last year. Out of every scoop of ice cream earned, all Americans (regardless of income bracket) should owe the same percentage of scoop to the the fed. Since after all, we are equating money to ice cream, I think it's fair to follow through on your notion.”
King Banhammer on Sep 25, 2011 at 00:25:48
“If you're part of the class with 95% of the money, it's only fair that you and yours pay 95% of the costs.”
Kenneth Knapp III on Sep 24, 2011 at 12:30:36
“Earned? You built the road the ice cream truck delivered to you on? You churned the milk in your factory to make the ice cream? And despite the fact that you already had most of the ice cream, the government didn't subsidize the ingredients for you to make more?
And considering all that, now that you have more ice cream than you can eat, you want to keep it all so you can let it sit and melt, while the kid down the street has to make do with the half scoop that is all he's gonna get for a fair amount of time?”
procrustes13 on Sep 24, 2011 at 09:48:15
“Businesses are not taxed equally on every penny of revenue. Those revenues required to operate the business are not taxed. As so the revenues require to keep a human being alive must not be taxed. The principle that the first dollar is not the same as the millionth to a person must be accepted by anyone claiming to have any decency.”
PrometheanSalvation on Sep 24, 2011 at 09:44:10
“Those who reap the most benefits from society are obligated to give the most in return.”