“Mr. Price, ... sadly for this country, I don't come across too many people like you. With its marketing and sales' sensibilities, America made a claim to "greatness" and "equality for all its citizens" regardless of color, race, creed, ... etc.
If the marketing/sales department of Ford Motor Company can sell the death-trap called Ford Pinto to millions, one should not be surprised that America continues to sell its "greatness" and "equality for all citizens’" bullshit.
For practical reasons, America is less of a "great" country for its racism and bigotry. One should reflect on the Soviet Union wasting billions on its defense industry just to achieve greatness. Reality finally took hold, and the whole thing bullshit fell apart, right in front of the world. Beating ones chest, waiving flags, and singing patriotic hymns does not amount to much if the essence of what you practice does not amount to much.
Millions of blacks that could benefit America economically are languishing in jails, in ghettos, and second-rate schools, housing, employment... Yet America continues to beat its chest and focus on who is or isn't waiving its flag, while marketing its "greatness" nonstop.
Somebody wise once noted, - To hold someone down, you have to stay down with the person. Out of irrational fear, much like the racist white South Africans, white America feels the need to hold others down. Racist South Africa failed, and many others before and after failed.
Give me a Ford Pinto OR Give me death.”
gerireig on Mar 29, 2008 at 13:17:14
“ipItombi: Yes, yes and yes!!!! That's called "getting it".”
“For a legally blind person, Davie-boy sure knows how to get his jollies. I know only a handful of guys with 20/20 vision who's had more fun than Dave Patterson, i.e, - Bill Clinton, Dave Vitter, Eli Spitzer, Larry Craig, Bob Packwood, Newt Gingrich, etc. Well.... maybe not exactly 20/20 - since all of them are old or middle-aged farts. But not legally blind!!”
“"In four years, John McCain will be 209 years old"... ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. You are right-on about Hillary positioning for 2012. Too bad for her, no one is going to want a bitter first lady running the country. She needs to pack it up and move back to Park Ridge, Illinois.”
“People should look closely at the video. Those are Al Quada snipers dressed in suits surrounding Hillary & Chelsea. The next footage of the video, which has been stolen & destroyed by the Obama camp, shows the former first lady & her daugher, dressed in American-flag-themed combat fatigue shooting at Al Quada. This, my friends, was what she was referring to when talks about her experience of being tested.”
“... and pastors and politicians should know a lot about being damned, since they are the worst hypocrites, sinners, and liars. On the one hand, they demonstrate the worst in us, while condemning us on the other. You just have to go to church on any Sunday, watch the crooked televangelists, and listen to any politician. The BS is enough to crap-out.”
“Any day now, Huffington Post is just gonna have to officially endorse Obama. Better still, Huffington Post should just change its identity to ObamaPost, since Obama receives a lot of mileage from the Huffington Post headline writers.”
“Bill, you are right on again with your genius. Yes, Iraq is a success - if one looks at it carefully. It's a great success for the American Defense-industrial complex. It's just too bad I am not part of that complex.”
“At the end of the video, the "good reverend Parsley" asked that you mail a check to him. Therein lies the bottom line of the whole thing... Money, just like another religious charlattan. He needs your money in his pocket... tax free. Religion!!! The greatest scam in the universe.”
Jun 1, 2008 at 13:01:35
“The only couple that consistently and constantly have to make a showcase of pregnancy, adoption, and having children. Utterly shameless and shameful. Namibia's gain is France's loss.
Enough already, Bradgelina !!! There's nothing unique about procreation. Pigs do it all the time. You don't see pigs running around the world showing off their big stomachs.”
helmboy on Jun 1, 2008 at 13:46:22
“you first two idiots, you are sad. first, they have to live an isolated life because of the paparazzi asses and security concerns. that percludes owning a bungalow down the street. Secondly, she is living what should be a private life of family and children but for the paps. You make it sound like they flaunt their life because they want to.
They do more good accidentally than you will combined in your entire life. the only pigs I see are you two losers.”
“Michelle Obama In Phoenix: "Fear Is A Useless Emotion"
--- It also helps to have 24-hour Secret Service Protection”
egal on Jun 4, 2008 at 17:56:30
“Did you bother reading the context?
She didn't say not to fear--admitted that she herself had, at first, feared the familial consequences of being in politics--she said not to make decisions based on fear.
Considering our nation's current state, we should all be wise to that truism by now. Fear is what has stripped us of our rights, put us into a war that was unneccessary and still is harmful, caused soldiers to commit horrendus atrocities with no place in the American soul, and driven so many to pull out of politics because they couldn't make a difference.
Yes, fear serves a very real and necessary purpose in the small scale--but in the large scale, letting political and other important decisions be based on fear alone, with its ability to overwhelm reason and facts, is always a recipe for disaster.
Michelle Obama said it best: "Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn't."”