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GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

GOP Claims Racism Is Over In Misguided Rosa Parks Tribute (UPDATED)

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 15:37:00 in Politics

“It ebbs and flows, but in the USA we have laws in place. Laws that are needed and tested for human beings prejudge and bring biases with them. It is 2013 shouldn't we lighten up on White Americans. The Human Resources person denying jobs based on his preferences and biases could be of any race and background. The company owners might want an illegal immigrant workforce, Chinese, Vietnamese, .... The ads want bilingual in a country that does a piss poor job of teaching foriegn languages in the majority of our public schools. We are importing people that believe Americans are lazy and Black Americans are the lowest, but it is not personal in in their respective countries dark skin is lower caste. The flub of one Republican is nothing compared to the mindset of many who have not learned to leave their bias and prejudice at home as they attempt to live in the USA. The minority majority USA is going to be very interesting for biases and racism is thriving in minority communities while the ACLU/ Civil Rights Organizations focus on White Americans.”
Bob McDonnell Ends Term In Virginia Statehouse With Scandal-Stained Year

Bob McDonnell Ends Term In Virginia Statehouse With Scandal-Stained Year

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 22:25:52 in Politics

“There is no headine drawing scandal. He sold himself out for trinkets.”
Home Depot Tweets Racist Photo, Scrambles To Apologize

Home Depot Tweets Racist Photo, Scrambles To Apologize

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 19:46:40 in Business

“Many young people in the USA have moved pass your history lesson. So .... Deliberately invoking that history could be a reach, the photographer may not have been going there. This is not a soccer game in Europe or South America.. Everyone has something that winds them up in 2013. Mine is not a pack of losers walking around with Curious George t-shirts and toys or the guy in a costume in the Home Depot tweet. That African-American label placed on American Blacks by people searching for an identity other than the USA American label bothers me. I believe American Black with some African ancestry would work better if a description is needed, but unless you are offering Grants for college, no strings attached cash or the unencumbered 40 ACRES promised to my ancestors. I am definitely not a hyphenated American and the issue has been moot for generations. American First!”

kellygreen on Nov 8, 2013 at 21:02:48

“...and you need to familiarize yourself with the concept of "implicit prejudice" before attempting to lecture me about what is and is not racism.

..and how "past it" we are.

As William Faulkner astutely noted, the past isn't dead. In fact it isn't even past. Because it creates the present in which we live, and the potential futures we may experience.

Bottom line, without the guy in the suit being flanked by two dark-complexioned people...it no longer works as a visual joke. ...and without the history of comparing AAs to apes, you lose the cultural context that is necessary for a foundation for shared humor.

So please...spare me the character defenses and the gaslighting.

I've heard it a thousand times before, and from people far more skilled at it than you are....and it didn't work for them either.”
White House, Lawmakers Rejecting Edward Snowden's Plea For Clemency

White House, Lawmakers Rejecting Edward Snowden's Plea For Clemency

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 19:06:23 in Politics

“I doubt that Russia is the place to be after his 15 minutes of fame dies. He is a traitor and could have been here holding court as a whistleblower. Good luck on the road he chose, I believe he took the unpaved road.”

Michael Allison HWD on Nov 3, 2013 at 19:25:14

“Your comment indicates that you have never lived with Russians.”
Food Stamp Cut Reverberates Across Country

Food Stamp Cut Reverberates Across Country

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 00:38:31 in Politics

“Before Food Stamp Benefits in my parents home when my Dad was out of work, it was beans, greens, chicken, and fruit on sale. Also, the cheaper cuts of meat to add flavor to the beans and greens. There were no store bought snacks, sodas, ... and every dinner was cooked at home. We sat down as a family to bless the food we were about to receive. These are interesting times..”

gusgus1 on Nov 2, 2013 at 00:47:52

“there is a whole new entitlement generation out there now”
AFL-CIO To Democrats: We'll Work To End Your Career If You Cut Social Security Or Medicare

AFL-CIO To Democrats: We'll Work To End Your Career If You Cut Social Security Or Medicare

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 22:51:39 in Politics

“Threaten to end the Dems careers over Social Security and Medicare, who will labor support? They should actively promote the factual information about what a social security benefit looks like -
http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/13/~/average-monthly-social-security-benefit-for-a-retired-worker The working person needs to fight to save every cent they can or be prepared to work until physically unable.”
Dick Cheney Calls Tea Party The 'New Wave,' Just Like Daughter Liz

Dick Cheney Calls Tea Party The 'New Wave,' Just Like Daughter Liz

Commented Oct 21, 2013 at 22:40:15 in Politics

“I now know that Dick Cheney is a cup half full person. I had thought he was a pessimist.”
Conrado Juárez, Man Who Admitted To Baby Hope Murder, Recants Confession

Conrado Juárez, Man Who Admitted To Baby Hope Murder, Recants Confession

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 02:06:04 in New York

“He is in protective custody, but word was sent to him that you will be spanked as soon as we can get our hands on you. Also, the Public Defender told him, "You talked too much! RECANT!!!!! Give me something to work with."
Conrado Juarez, I believe your ship has sailed. You should have left town years ago. Your family appears to keep secrets so I am looking forward to ALL that happened in the dark coming to light. Hopefully, some illuminating information about Baby Hope's mother. I believe her story is a crock of ..........
I will never speak to CJ, but this little rant made me feel a little better.”
Krokodil, The Flesh-Eating Street Drug That Rots Skin From Inside-Out, Expands To Illinois

Krokodil, The Flesh-Eating Street Drug That Rots Skin From Inside-Out, Expands To Illinois

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 18:48:03 in Chicago

“Drug dealers can serve and make more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Dealers can pretend their cheap knock-off is the real deal, heroin. Man-Made Leprosy is here to stay. This epidemic will have many of US of America praying for relief. Having an addict in the family has become the norm .... Can't lie to yourself about the relative's addiction for the smell will be a dead giveaway.”
Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen Pleads Not Guilty In Terrorism Case

Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen Pleads Not Guilty In Terrorism Case

Commented Oct 12, 2013 at 17:41:03 in Crime

“The 'pursuit of happiness' has led Mr. Nguyen to an interesting place. Guilty or not guilty, he will know if he has the personality to be an entry level terrorist after being incarcerated. Obedience is a way of life in lockups, as are uncomfortable living arrangements, limited choices for clothing and food. When he reenters society, his aspirations will have been tested and he will know violating the law has consequences when you are caught or snared.”
China Urges U.S. To Prevent Default

China Urges U.S. To Prevent Default

Commented Oct 7, 2013 at 12:31:30 in World

“China is urging us not to default. Do you think they loaned us more than the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ in their COOKIE JAR?”

ryano2 on Oct 7, 2013 at 12:53:44

“Based on their tendency to overspend on projects to inflate figures and the fact that economists and financial advisers consider the closest thing to zero risk debt to be our bonds, it wouldn't be that surprising or that big of a deal if they did.”
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Apply For Driver's Licenses (UPDATE)

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants To Apply For Driver's Licenses (UPDATE)

Commented Oct 4, 2013 at 01:28:17 in Los Angeles

“I believe it is about locking people into an identity by taking fingerprints and using the identification documents the undocumented present.The drivers license is the carrot. Businesses in California are probably pleading for this. Fraud is rampant and there is no way to track the perpetrators. People are being hired illegally as valets, as drivers, being given credit, buying/ renting property, ...and ripping small and big business in California. It is All about the money and the credibility of California as a place to do business.Then you add ID theft which you an bet is destroying many lives in the Golen State.”
Krokodil, Flesh-Eating Drug, Reported In Arizona (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Krokodil, Flesh-Eating Drug, Reported In Arizona (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 23:09:04 in Weird News

“If enough of us of America decide Krokodil is their drug of choice, then you may see what I see when I look at the photos of addicted krokodil users. I see a man- made plague on our doorstep that we will not be able to dismiss for we will not be able to ignore the maiming of the addicted as they carry on their public lives. Since what they will suffer from is not contagious, there will be no forced sanatorium stays until they feel better. I hope what I see is farfetched, but too many of us have a propensity to self-medicate. I don't see a Zombie Drug. I see a man-made leprosy plague. I am truly afraid for the damage to us while we fight crack, ice, meth, prescription drug use... would be dev”
Krokodil, Flesh-Eating Drug, Reported In Arizona (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Krokodil, Flesh-Eating Drug, Reported In Arizona (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 17:14:08 in Weird News

“The ancient world feared Leprosy, but in this modern world to make money people will sell anything or anyone. Dealers of death are in our midst, but I hope we will not be able to ignore or justify an acquaintance or family member selling this manmade leprosy plague. Please SNITCH!!!!!! Turn them in, call the COPS.”

Games Games on Sep 28, 2013 at 19:14:50

“What does that have to do with a fear of leprosy?????????????????????????????????”
Walmart's Still Selling Paula Deen Items After Allegedly Dumping Her

Walmart's Still Selling Paula Deen Items After Allegedly Dumping Her

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 20:52:27 in Business

“Paula Deen was mowed down and a lynch mob formed before a Judge or Jury spoke a word. She has not disappeared and is a Phoenix with an army of supporters.”

pacrowderholyoke on Sep 27, 2013 at 02:45:08

“Proud to be your 18th fan, EBF!”

shstu on Sep 26, 2013 at 21:52:17

“Terrific comment......educatedbrainfart!”

Diane7 on Sep 26, 2013 at 21:01:20

“I agree!”
Michael Douglas Talks Cameron Douglas' Incarceration, Criticizes U.S. Prison System

Michael Douglas Talks Cameron Douglas' Incarceration, Criticizes U.S. Prison System

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 17:18:35 in Celebrity

“We need a conversation about the number of people who choose to exercise their freedom of choice to do drugs. Drink alcohol. Smoke cigarettes, meth, ...”
Harry Reid Accuses GOP Of 'Thelma And Louise' Fanaticism Over Shutdown Threat

Harry Reid Accuses GOP Of 'Thelma And Louise' Fanaticism Over Shutdown Threat

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 17:04:50 in Politics

“Both parties are participants in this game of CHICKEN. It depends on what issue is on the Legislative TABLE. They forget we are not dummies. We have to remind them that we read and write. Write them letters not emails to remind them.”
Undocumented Immigrant Population Estimated At 11.7 Million

Undocumented Immigrant Population Estimated At 11.7 Million

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 16:54:35 in Politics

“"Facts are stubborn, but statistics are pliable." Mark Twain. I live in California, the illegal immigrant population never stopped growing. We have no idea who is coming and going in the USA.”

alex61 on Sep 23, 2013 at 17:34:06

“True-All we DO know for sure is the Democrats want them to keep coming. And remaining in the country. And that American minorities are being hurt but they keep supporting the party that is trashing them.”
Government Shutdown Deadline In One Week

Government Shutdown Deadline In One Week

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 16:50:02 in Politics

“Our Honorable Elected Officials that don't see any merit in Obamacare should reject their federally funded health care plans to join the people without health care. They could Shut the government down and join the millions in the USA praying for good health for they live w/o health insurance and do not have big city County hospitals and Clinics.”

OldWhiteMale on Sep 23, 2013 at 17:03:15

“Not to mention using their $127.41 per day food voucher to by lunch when they are trying to gut the food stamp program.”
Pregnant CrossFit Mom Infuriates Misguided Know-It-Alls On Facebook

Pregnant CrossFit Mom Infuriates Misguided Know-It-Alls On Facebook

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 17:05:19 in Healthy Living

“A few generations ago pregnant women in the USA were working harder and walking more every day than Mrs Ellison does during her workout. Relax, she and her husband seem to be on the same page.”
China Arnold, Mom Convicted For Cooking Baby In Microwave, Wants New Trial

China Arnold, Mom Convicted For Cooking Baby In Microwave, Wants New Trial

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 14:29:51 in Crime

“She can see years of hard time ahead of her for everyone who enters any institution she is in treats her like the pariah she is. I hope Ms. China Arnold lives a long life in prison.”
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