Our countries problems are depressing,unfortunately those in power are only trying to make things worst. I remember very well how depressing it was when Johnson was in office and how bad the economy got when Carter was in The White House. Too bad for us that every one in the country doesn't learn from the past,resent past or far beyond. The Republican party used history to redefine progress in the 1850's in the 1880's. Unfortunately,leftest saw that they making our country a better place and started to try to reverse the new conservative revival of the late 1800's<quoted text>
Frank, reading your tripe is almost depressing. You think there are no leftists and rightists and fascists like you and commies and socialists etc in other countries that compare with yours? If Repubs are so hot, have they not been in power as long as dems since independence and thus don't you think the disastrous Nixon, Reagan, GHB and GWB economic years have anything to do with hard economic times?
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#164750 Jul 19, 2013
The Cleveland Indians have already changed their name as well. They are now the Cleveland Engines.
#164751 Jul 19, 2013
Did you know that birther sites have not even shown that Obama’s mother had a passport in 1961–and very few 18-year-olds did in 1961?
(And although the information is available, they have not even shown the date on which Obama’s mother’s passport file was CREATED, and that is unlikely to have been scratched off of the file–and if it were, they would surely tell us—so why haven’t they told us the date on which Obama’s mothers’ passport file was created?)
Also, birther sites have never told their readers that very very few women traveled outside of the country in the last two months of pregnancy in 1961 because of the high risk of stillbirths.
So they want gullible people to assume that she had a passport and was one of the very very few women to travel out of the country in 1961 and that the officials of BOTH parties in Hawaii who have repeatedly stated that Obama has a Hawaii birth certificate and that it shows that he was born in Hawaii are lying.
How likely is that?
(Oh, and all the stuff about the Kenyan grandmother allegedly saying that Obama was born in Kenya—that is simply made up. She never said any such thing. Birther sites simply cut off the tape recording just BEFORE she was asked:“Where was he born?” She answered that by saying repeatedly “In Hawaii”—but they never quoted her. I wonder why not?)
So birther sites have lied, and they have not told you that there is no evidence that Obama’s mother had a passport, and they did not tell you how few women traveled in late pregnancy—and yet they want you to believe that the birth certificate is forged (quoting birther “experts,” of course) and that the officials in Hawaii, including the former Republican governor (a friend of Sarah Palin’s) are lying about it.
Since: May 10
#164752 Jul 19, 2013
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
You need to zip your fly as you are trolling for girly men.
Two points, he comes on this forum every now and then, slams someone and leaves. And that makes him a troll.
Now, I said "girly man". If you think that is a gay slam, that is your problem.
Oh, if you remove murder contributed by black people, our murder rate would be half of what it is. So stop slamming us white people.
#164753 Jul 19, 2013
Uh, dodo bird, we have cities with larger populations than quite a few of those countries! My post really was removed and I bet you're the one that complained about it. child
#164754 Jul 19, 2013
Much Obliged for the Canadian lesson.
Might makes right in this world, always did, and always will, unfortunately.
You see I am in a quandary because I will never vote for another corporate Democrat like Clinton and Obama or any of the corporate hack Democrats in New York.
Most Americans see Clinton/Obama as liberal and Reagan/Bush as conservative.
I Do Not Subscribe to that view.
Too me there is very little difference between James Carville and Karl Rove.
Both are corporate hack prostitutes.
Jacques believe it or not I am still a registered Republican.
Truth is stranger than fiction. LOL, I kid you not!
I cannot in good conscience continue with the lesser of two evils argument.
Liberal/Progressives need a clean break from Centrist Corporate Democrats and their minions talking air heads in Mainstream media.
The sad truth is the majority of Liberal/Progressives do not realize how Clinton and Obama sold us out.
Same is true of how Conservatives continue to be apologists for Reagan/Bush/Cheney implementing policies that hurt average Middle Class Americans.
Even though I strongly disagree with the Tea Bags I was encouraged by their rank and file.
Then I learned Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, Dick Armey and the Koch Brothers were all behind them.
Very Sad, but very true.
The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.
Harry S. Truman
9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
#164755 Jul 19, 2013
Back to the 1880s
This is not the first time that America has looked as if it was about to succumb to what might be termed the British temptation. America witnessed a similar widening of the income gap in the Gilded Age. It also witnessed the formation of a British-style ruling class. The robber barons of the late 19th century sent their children to private boarding schools and made sure that they married the daughters of the old elite, preferably from across the Atlantic. Politics fell into the hands of the members of a limited circle—so much so that the Senate was known as the millionaires' club.
Yet the late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a concerted attempt to prevent America from degenerating into a class-based society. Progressive politicians improved state education. Philanthropists—many of them the robber barons reborn in new guise—tried to provide ladders to help the lads-o'-parts (Andrew Carnegie poured millions into free libraries). Such reforms were motivated partly out of a desire to do good works and partly out of a real fear of the implications of class-based society. Teddy Roosevelt advocated an inheritance tax because he thought that huge inherited fortunes would ruin the character of the republic. James Conant, the president of Harvard in 1933-53, advocated radical educational reform—particularly the transformation of his own university into a meritocracy—in order to prevent America from producing an aristocracy.
#164756 Jul 19, 2013
The article I "had" posted (later removed) went into that very subject. Actually, I think the rate was lower than half of what it is now. Guess Topix felt it was racist. Can stats be racist?
#164757 Jul 19, 2013
I guess Motown just became Notown!
“Arm the homeless!”
Since: Jul 12
#164758 Jul 19, 2013
We don't have an official language. Seriously...look it up.
About half the states have an official language but no official federal language exist.
And it certainly is NOT in the Constitution.
95% of the population feel they speak English well. A quick trip to your local Wal-mart will destroy that stat.
We have been the leader of the free world since WWII (68 years)... Not 200 years.
American English is relative to where you live. Actual English is the queen's English.
We have a distorted form of English mainly due to what we are. A melting pot. We have words from over 50 languages. And since we are a country of immigrants they are pronounced lots of different ways.
People from Pittsburgh sound nothing like people from Alabama. People in West Virginia sound nothing like Californians.
Webster modified our language about as much as Jeff Foxworthy has.
"Wimmen"..."tun g"....seriously? All the guy did was spell words as people pronounced them.
None of it made it into the final product.
Save insignificant changes such as "Theater" for "Theatre"
The guy wasn't exactly reinventing the wheel.
What he did manage to accomplish was the first set of copy write laws...thanks to his brother Daniel.
“Arm the homeless!”
Since: Jul 12
#164759 Jul 19, 2013
Wasn't aware that a sheet and a make-shift hood was considered a "uniform".
#164760 Jul 19, 2013
That IS WHY
it IS called!
The FREE World ...
There ARE STIPULATIONS on ANYONE ...
Wellllllll ... used to BE ...
On BECOMING an AMERICAN *Citizen*...
Adhere to American ways!
What Does It Take to Become a U.S. Citizen?
You can become an U.S. citizen by birth, through a process called "naturalization," through "derivative citizenship," or through "acquired citizenship."
A process where you show Immigration – the government agency that regulates questions of citizenship -- that you meet certain legal requirements for becoming a U.S. citizen is called "naturalization."
You must have "good moral character" to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. This does not necessarily mean the same as a "good person," as opposed to a "bad person." This is only a legal phrase. You might know a person whom you think of as a "good person" but Immigration might consider this person to lack "good moral character" and deny him or her citizenship.“Good moral character” is not the only requirement for naturalization. Find a complete list of the other general requirements for naturalization at: http://www.uscis.gov/naturalization .
If a person meets all the naturalization requirements, they can apply for naturalization. Immigration will send out an interview notice several months after the naturalization application is filed. During the interview, Immigration will go over the application to make sure the citizenship answers are correct. English skills and an understanding of U.S. history and government are tested.
If either the English or U.S. history or government tests are failed, <<<---<<<
a second interview will be scheduled 3 months later to allow more time to study.
If the second interview is failed,
citizenship will be denied. <<<--<<<
Filing again is acceptable, but fees will need to be paid once again.
“Arm the homeless!”
Since: Jul 12
#164761 Jul 19, 2013
She seems to be off her meds. Last few post had nearly zero facts in them.
It makes a big deal about how the Queen is ruling over Canada...even as her own "copy and paste" states that for all practical purposes she has zero to do with Govt.
I don't really care what form of christian she claims to be...but if it happens to be a form of Anglican...she is under the Queens boot as well.
As she is "defender of the faith"
All Christians are admitted slaves/serfs. And are appreciative of their chains.
Not sure where the "You have a queen, I don't" arguement goes when you profess servility as the best thing that could happen to you.
“Arm the homeless!”
Since: Jul 12
#164762 Jul 19, 2013
Just one question. What is it about "Tea bags" that you disapprove of?
I read their platform and none of it seems fit for disdain.
I asked this question of someone before and they informed me that it was some rich people that began the movement.
They were unable to expand on why this made the word "Tea Party" or "Tea Baggers" derogatory.
Maybe you can help me out here.
#164763 Jul 19, 2013
I was born and raised in the South and I have never seen a person dressed in a robe and hood. I've never been approached by anyone from the KKK either. How can that be?
“Arm the homeless!”
Since: Jul 12
#164764 Jul 19, 2013
What the hell are you talking about?
You are amazingly unintelligent, unusually inarticulate and you seem to be proud of it.
The above has ZERO....NADA....NOTHING to do with my response to you.
You said English was our official language...you were wrong.
You said it was in the Constitution....you were wrong.
You said we have lead the free world for 200 years....wrong...again.
NONE of your contribution to your own post was factual in any sense of the word.
I am now becoming aware of why you rely solely on cut and paste.
"Dumchit" is that one of your fancy 'Merican words?
If you are going to curse...grab some nerve and do it witch.
I am out for the day...continue beating down reality with your G.E.D. and your right click.
#164765 Jul 19, 2013
I suspect the character assassination of Palin by the Dims and the media has something to do with it. The tactics Dims use are nothing short of deplorable.
#164766 Jul 19, 2013
Not one of your better efforts
#164767 Jul 19, 2013
Probably deleted for plagiarism. Just a guess since I didn't get to see the mythical post
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