Barack Obama, our next President

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ... Read more
carol

Orlando, FL

#818328 Dec 7, 2012
Researcher wrote:
<quoted text>
Of the 45 percent of whites who said they strongly or somewhat approve of the tea party movement, the study report showed,“only 35 percent believe Blacks to be hardworking, only 45 percent believe Blacks are intelligent, and only 41 percent think that Blacks are trustworthy.”*****
http://newmexicoindependent.com/59394/naacp-c ...
*****If that study doesn't indicate racism within the tea party, what would it take?
Nobody has suggested that all tea partiers are racist. But the 35-45% who are racist, by their own admission, taint the majority who probably are not.
A recent Associated Press poll showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans) as did about half of political independents (49 percent).

http://surveys.ap.org/

Scroll down and click on "October 27: Associated Press Poll - Racial Attitudes Topline"

65% of those polled said we're on the wrong track too.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818329 Dec 7, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Public high schools here expel students for part-time attendance. The alternative high schools, however, have higher academic standards than many of the regular ones - and the teachers are more invested (and less restricted) in educating, than in tenure or coffee breaks. Attendance is far better in the alt schools than it is in the regular schools, because the students ACTUALLY WANT TO BE THERE.
Many small school districts throughout the country have only one high school and cannot afford an "alternative high school."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818331 Dec 7, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Get out of here with that backwoods shit you dumb fk. An eighteen year old can sell three hundred fast food meals per hour with few if any mistakes. At McDonalds the order posts up before the preparation folks, is recorded on the managers log and at the Martin Brower commissary to compute tomorrows delivery.
Only a fkn moron doesn't understand that Flo the bad hungover chain smoking waitress left the building with Elvis.
Three hundred meals per hour is five per minute. The kitchen can't up with that, even if the kid can work the register that fast.

Big problem at McDonald's is favoring the drive-thru, resulting in long delays for in-store customers.

Big advantage for McDonald's is free WiFi in almost all restaurants.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818332 Dec 7, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Well, Ben Franklin actually had six months total formal education; Lincoln probably had no more than twelve, but the concept would seem to be "self-taught." There are some programs and parents that do good work at home schooling, but even linguistically advanced li'l ol' me would think there were many more qualified to teach calculus to a future engineer than I...some of these ones who home school basically for religious reasons I've found to be clear cases of the blind leading the blind. A lot of the students I've known who effectively "dropped out" to pursue an online diploma wasted their time and money.
Seriously doubt if even 5% of the high schools in America have a teacher "qualified to teach calculus to a future engineer."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818333 Dec 7, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
You really are a total idiot.
We have a graduated income tax. We've had it for a long time.
You really need to understand how it works.
I pay no more or no less than anyone else.
We all pay the same.
I'll tell you what, you take all federal spending & divide it by the population & tax that way.
See how that works out you f*cking idiot. Good luck collecting that tax on those making under $50k.
We have a graduated income tax for that reason. If you don't like it, take your whining ass & leave. We wouldn't have to hear your constant bitching about supporting your own country.
The graduated income tax is inherently unfair.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818334 Dec 7, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>The reason for a progressive tax rate is simple. Currently to raise the same amount as the IRS has coming in it would take everyone paying a tax rate of 23%. So you think someone working for minimum wage wouldn't be hard pressed to pay there bills and buy food and gas and health care plus pay 23% tax? Compare that to people like Mitt that make more than the average income of a working person in one day. You think that someone making billions per year like the Walton Family should pay no more in tax % than the minimum wage workers they have?
Yes.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818335 Dec 7, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>In theory, taxes need to go up on 100% of Americans who live, work, borrow, and spend in America.
All Americans have responsibility for the National Debt. Whether any particular 'class' accepts that responsibility or not, is apparently in question in Congress.
Are you willing to reduce the debt, or not?
Good point, but taxes along are not sufficient.

Absent real spending cuts, balancing the current budget would require that everybody's taxes be increased by 100%.

Obama's taxes on the rich will close about 5% of the budget gap, assuming no increase in spending.

Sounds like a real plan.
Researcher

Killeen, TX

#818337 Dec 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
A recent Associated Press poll showed a majority of both Democrats and Republicans held anti-black feelings (55 percent of Democrats and 64 percent of Republicans) as did about half of political independents (49 percent).
http://surveys.ap.org/
Scroll down and click on "October 27: Associated Press Poll - Racial Attitudes Topline"
65% of those polled said we're on the wrong track too.
I spent a lot of time lookig at those poll results and appreciate our bringig my attention to them.

However, after going all the way through the poll questions 3 times, I did not find the numbers you quoted.

On page 15, the question asked if the responder LIKE OR DISLIKED BLACKS OR NEITHER.

The results: like blacks - 45%
neither like nor dislike blacks - 45%
dislike blacks - 10%

Can you tell me what page you got your numbers from:

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#818338 Dec 7, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
I wrote (Rhetorically speaking, of course)- in parenthesis. This was meant to dull any sting in my queries because it was NOT personal.
I'm as harmless as a sleeping giant:}
do not meddle in the affairs of Dragons - for thou art crunchy, and good with ketchup.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_%28zodiac...
(reliability of wiki notwithstanding)
:)

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#818339 Dec 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
That's pretty funny.
As for me, the older I get the less I know.
Likewise, the hurried-er I go, the behind-er I get.

:)

I tell my kids, "Don't get old - although it beats the alternative."

I know from whence I speak, and so do they.

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss117/aloh...
krissy

Tacoma, WA

#818340 Dec 7, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe it's because everyone knows it might be the last good one in a while?
Sure hope not.
You're probably a riot at the office Christmas party lol.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#818341 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Three hundred meals per hour is five per minute. The kitchen can't up with that, even if the kid can work the register that fast.
Big problem at McDonald's is favoring the drive-thru, resulting in long delays for in-store customers.
Big advantage for McDonald's is free WiFi in almost all restaurants.
lol! I would agree with that except I've gone walked in when the drive thru is too long.

Funny think is the line is short and so is the wait.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#818342 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Seriously doubt if even 5% of the high schools in America have a teacher "qualified to teach calculus to a future engineer."
lol! So what would be your definition of a "qualified" teacher for that position?
krissy

Tacoma, WA

#818343 Dec 7, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Likewise, the hurried-er I go, the behind-er I get.
:)
I tell my kids, "Don't get old - although it beats the alternative."
I know from whence I speak, and so do they.
http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss117/aloh...
Wish I knew who said this-It really was an eye-opener for me.

"Do not fear aging. Growing old is a privilege denied to many."

Unknown
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#818344 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point, but taxes along are not sufficient.
Absent real spending cuts, balancing the current budget would require that everybody's taxes be increased by 100%.
Obama's taxes on the rich will close about 5% of the budget gap, assuming no increase in spending.
Sounds like a real plan.
lol! It's nice when you don't have to produce anything in support in your reality, eh?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#818345 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Good point, but taxes alone are not sufficient.
Absent real spending cuts, balancing the current budget would require that everybody's taxes be increased by 100%.
Obama's taxes on the rich will close about 5% of the budget gap, assuming no increase in spending.
Sounds like a real plan.
Wanna know MY plan?

Congress doesn't, because Congress relies on being re-elected, rather than adhering to the Constitution.

Here's my plan:
Cut ALL spending.
Cut MOST Federal programs.( Leave the Dept. of Transportation, the Department of Commerce, The Department of Defense, and The Department of the Treasury.

That's it.
Kill the Departments of everything else.
Audit the Federal Reserve, re-instate Glass-Steagal, institute the flat tax in lieu of the IRS, kill the EPA, and make every piece of
anti-civil rights legislation invalid from this day forward.

Long live America, and long may She wave:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_ahoJXwM2zgo/TH8NcfH...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818346 Dec 7, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So what would be your definition of a "qualified" teacher for that position?
Minimum of a B.S. in Mathematics including courses in calculus.

Not a degree in Education.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#818347 Dec 7, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! It's nice when you don't have to produce anything in support in your reality, eh?
Facts are facts. Obama's tax plan will raise about $40 billion per year versus a budget deficit of more than $1.5 trillion.

Nothing but red meat for the mob.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#818348 Dec 7, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So what would be your definition of a "qualified" teacher for that position?
Seems to me, a teacher qualified to teach 'engineering' would have spent at least 6 months as an engineer........but what do I know? I didn't start teaching children until I'd given birth to and raised two American White Boys.

My bad.
:)
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#818349 Dec 7, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Minimum of a B.S. in Mathematics including courses in calculus.
Not a degree in Education.
And how did you get that less than 5% number?

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