“ha ha...I can't believe I just took the time to watch this, but now that I did, I have to comment.:) I'm sure they were all in on the joke, and look at 2:44 - 2:46...the blond girl looks over at him and then has a little smirk when she goes back center. Okay, back to real life...”
“"Without politicians and politics being shoved down their throats"???...Mrs. Obama is the First Lady of the United States of America for heavens sake. But keep the fake patriotism flowing..."teabagger"”
“Okay, I think the song was inappropriate, especially to one of our congresswomen. So that's the difference here, libs can accept when things are done in poor taste by one of our own...on the other hand, when racist or sexist remarks occur on the right, they are vehemently protected by their followers who echo the same ridiculousness. That sir is a microcosm of the whole lib/conservative argument...independent thinking vs. pigheadedness.”
Look at number 2 -- this is what Rush meant. He's not a dummy (although he plays it sometimes), so he knew exactly what he was saying so he can come back and say "oh no, I meant the snobbish definition". It was a completely bigoted comment.”
saint bernard mom on Nov 23, 2011 at 16:16:04
“I'm 60+ and I have always heard it used as someone acting superior or snobby. We used to get told by our parents or grandparents "to not act uppity or someday you'll get your comeuppance". Meaning, don't act superior to someone else because someday someone will act superior to you. ”
“Uppity is a racial pejorative in this context so I don't know what you're getting at. It was a racist comment and Rush knew it -- problem is that you don't, so I suggest you look it up and then apologize.”
“Probably someone not willing to have their work called "garbage" in a public forum and sit there and take it like a punk. It seems as the Congressman is using his pulpit to push citizens around, not the private sector professor.”
“Wow - Great use of your money!! What's a simple case of treating women like second tier citizens -- hey, if this were a hundred years ago, they wouldn't even be allowed to vote...oh, the good old days.
“Adding to that list (although it's quite comprehensive)...federal and state workers, immigrants (now citizens), family of immigrants, those born in the U.S., Americans with an ounce of empathy (or a pulse), martians (now U.S. citizens).
“Are you kidding? Don't plan on watching the video, but I read the story and to compare the health care debate and walking past a bleeding dying two year-old child is absurd. Oh, by the way, I strongly support universal health care, but no matter how you spin it, it's not the same. Do you honestly think a dozen Americans would walk past this child without helping?”
MathIsTruth on Oct 18, 2011 at 19:22:32
“I don't understand your point. Americans are not just standing by when little children die, they are fighting passionately to make certain that lots of them die unnecessarily.
Do you fully understand the distinction you are trying to make? You are trying to tell me that a human is bad if he SEES a child dying and does nothing, and yet he is not the least bit bad if he merely knows with 100% certainty that a child is dying and does nothing.
Over a hundred have now died since I posted yesterday. Some of them were children.
I truly fail to see how it is "absurd" to compare the death of a child to the death of a child. I honestly don't think that it is I who is doing the spinning.”