only Reason Wall Street is going strong is because of Government Spending & Bailouts.<quoted text>
The economy is hanging by a thread propped up by the Feds printing money that keeps devaluing the dollar and Wall Street only surviving because, as one person put it, "we're the prettiest horse in the glue factory" in light of the global economy and the more serious problems in Europe.
This president doesn't like capitalism, so the more things go south, the closer he is to fundamentally changing the country.
You really don't get it, do you?
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Since: Aug 11
#880370 Mar 26, 2013
#880371 Mar 26, 2013
Oh my bad, he also listens to rap! That ought to do it for you! I asked for a funny & you surely delivered. How can his kids not look like him in your eyes when you think all black people look alike? Lol! You should try stand up comedy, your on a roll, DUDE!
#880372 Mar 26, 2013
Give it a rest, son. Those two beautiful girls drive right by my house every day surrounded by men in full tactical gear with more machine guns than even God could envision. No white folks will ever harm those girls and that's the way it should be. They're beautiful. What would be helpful is if they'd repave Quebec Street which is a MESS!
#880373 Mar 26, 2013
Sure they are. That's why white kid coming out of high school is more likely to continue schooling than black kids by a 5/1 margin.
#880374 Mar 26, 2013
An apology is insufficient if they were forcibly detained and interrogated. Sue for punitive damages. Demand the dismissal of the racially insensitive university official.
#880375 Mar 26, 2013
Don't play to the white folks, they're angry and scared. Just sit back and let them yell themselves out. It's not too long from now. They're almost gone. Trust me.
#880376 Mar 26, 2013
Public universities were meant to be the breeding ground of free thought, free speech and open ideas.
When an attempt is made to subvert, manipulate or bully students into silence or submission, we have a big problem.
It happens a lot more than you think in many liberal state universities.
Since: Feb 08
#880377 Mar 26, 2013
Freedom of speech and assembly mean nothing to you? Was the group breaking any laws or was it the fact they were offering a message you do not agree with? If was a left leaning group that had their meeting disrupted you would be screaming bloody murder.
You are a hypocrite.
#880378 Mar 26, 2013
Obama's children do not resemble each other in any way. Will leave it to your judgment which, if either, more resembles Obama. But Obama clearly favors one over the other.
#880379 Mar 26, 2013
C'mon honeys, tell me about how angry you are with the O'bama's. G'head... do it now... see what happens... Do it...
#880380 Mar 26, 2013
Did you even read my post or are you just blurting out unconscious thoughts like someone who suffers from Tourette syndrome?
#880381 Mar 26, 2013
Shut up, clown. You know nothing you southern scum.
#880382 Mar 26, 2013
The old adage says "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear", meaning that you cannot make a good quality product using bad quality materials.
#880383 Mar 26, 2013
Friendly fire between lovers?
#880385 Mar 26, 2013
South Florida is New York, not "the South"
#880387 Mar 26, 2013
i just read his essay. very thought provoking.....
"Patriotism," a wise man once observed, "is the last refuge of scoundrels."
And the braided, he might of added.
Braided Scoundrel-in-Chief, George Junior, lacking even the sense to be careful what he wished for, has teamed up with a gaggle of fundamentalist Christian clerics like Billy Graham to proclaim a "New Crusade" called "Infinite Justice" aimed at "ridding the world of evil."
One could easily make light of such rhetoric, remarking upon how unseemly it is for a son to threaten his father in such fashion or a president to so publicly contemplate the murder/suicide of himself and his cabinet but the matter is deadly serious.
They are preparing once again to sally forth for the purpose of roasting brown-skinned children by the scores of thousands. Already, the B-1 bombers and the aircraft carriers and the missile frigates are en route, the airborne divisions are gearing up to go.
To where? Afghanistan?
Iraq, again (or still)?
How about Grenada (that was fun)?
Any of them or all. It doesn't matter.
The desire to pummel the helpless runs rabid as ever.
Only, this time it's different.
This time the helpless aren't, or at least are not so helpless as they were.
This time, somewhere, perhaps in an Afghani mountain cave, possibly in a Brooklyn basement, maybe another local altogether but somewhere, all the same there's a grim-visaged (wo)man wearing a Clint Eastwood smile.
"Go ahead, punks," s/he's saying, "Make my day."
And when they do, when they launch these airstrikes abroad or may a little later; it will be at a time conforming to the "terrorists"' own schedule, and at a place of their choosing the next more intensive dose of medicine administered here "at home."
Of what will it consist this time? Anthrax? Mustard gas? Sarin? A tactical nuclear device?
That, too, is their choice to make.
Looking back, it will seem to future generations inexplicable why Americans were unable on their own, and in time to save themselves, to accept a rule of nature so basic that it could be mouthed by an actor, Lawrence Fishburn, in a movie, The Cotton Club.
"You've got to learn, " the line went, "that when you push people around, some people push back."
As they should.
As they must.
And as they undoubtedly will.
There is justice in such symmetry.
#880388 Mar 26, 2013
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism in its State of the News Media: An Annual Report on American Journalism, Pew details, among other interesting tidbits, the percentages of news reporting and opinion on the three biggest cable news channels. According to the study, the breakdown of MSNBC shows that a whopping 85 percent of its airtime is taken up with opinion, compared to 55 percent of the time on Fox and 45 percent of CNN's air.
All cable channels can be criticized for injecting some degree of bias depending on the issues. Fox is the only one singled out when, in fact, Fox and CNN aren't that far apart when it comes to opinion versus reporting.
#880389 Mar 26, 2013
A southerner would know about that, wouldn't he? It's really embarrassing that you people are part of the country at all. Maybe we should kill you? Want that? Clowns. I've always contended that Gen'l Sherman didn't finish the job... You need your guns, honey. The fact is that sooner or later we're going to have to kill you. You're too stupid to leave alive.
#880390 Mar 26, 2013
The preceding was a "first take" reading, more a stream-of-consciousness interpretive reaction to the September 11 counterattack than a finished piece on the topic. Hence, I'll readily admit that I've been far less than thorough, and quite likely wrong about a number of things.
For instance, it may not have been (only) the ghosts of Iraqi children who made their appearance that day. It could as easily have been some or all of their butchered Palestinian cousins.
Or maybe it was some or all of the at least 3.2 million Indochinese who perished as a result of America's sustained and genocidal assault on Southeast Asia (1959-1975), not to mention the millions more who've died because of the sanctions imposed thereafter.
Perhaps there were a few of the Korean civilians massacred by US troops at places like No Gun Ri during the early 50s, or the hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians ruthlessly incinerated in the ghastly fire raids of World War II (only at Dresden did America bomb Germany in a similar manner).
And, of course, it could have been those vaporized in the militarily pointless nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
There are others, as well, a vast and silent queue of faceless victims, stretching from the million-odd Filipinos slaughtered during America's "Indian War" in their islands at the beginning of the twentieth century, through the real Indians, America's own, massacred wholesale at places like Horseshoe Bend and the Bad Axe, Sand Creek and Wounded Knee, the Washita, Bear River, and the Marias.
Was it those who expired along the Cherokee Trial of Tears of the Long Walk of the Navajo?
Those murdered by smallpox at Fort Clark in 1836?
Starved to death in the concentration camp at Bosque Redondo during the 1860s?
Maybe those native people claimed for scalp bounty in all 48 of the continental US states? Or the Raritans whose severed heads were kicked for sport along the streets of what was then called New Amsterdam, at the very site where the WTC once stood?
One hears, too, the whispers of those lost on the Middle Passage, and of those whose very flesh was sold in the slave market outside the human kennel from whence Wall Street takes its name. And of coolie laborers, imported by the gross-dozen to lay the tracks of empire across scorching desert sands, none of them allotted "a Chinaman's chance" of surviving.
The list is too long, too awful to go on.
No matter what its eventual fate, America will have gotten off very, very cheap.
The full measure of its guilt can never be fully balanced or atoned for.
#880391 Mar 26, 2013
You know what? Killing a southerner isn't really a problem, it's just past due. I like to kill their kids. I like to hear them scream. AAAAAAAAAAAaaa---....... it's sooo enjoyable... c'mon, honeys... play with me....
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