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 ... Full Story
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#882213 Mar 31, 2013
STILL HOPE- FOR CHANGE wrote:
ALL STILL HAPPENING UNDER THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT,Is it New?
Prisons are certainly not new, and the employment of prisons to enforce a racially unjust social order isn't new either. The post-civil war Black Codes prescribed heavy penalities for all sorts of infractions by African Americans. But the scale of the modern US prison state simply has no precedent. Nobody has ever locked up this many people for as little, for as long. Whatever you want to call the present situation with prisons, prisoners and US society, you have to call it something brand new.
Is it Jim Crow?
Not exactly.
Michelle Alexander's 2010 book, The New Jim Crow, was a breakthrough in many ways. It came at a time when just about every African American family knew there was a crisis, when the shadow of prison literally squatted in the homes of hundreds of thousands, but when the black political class --- the gaggle of preachers, politicians and business types we imagine to be our “leaders” lacked even the language to discuss it, apart from tropes inherited from the jailers themselves, like “personal responsibility”, and “do the crime, do the time.”
Describing the prison state as a “New Jim Crow” played to the imagined history of the current black political class, which never stops celebrating the fifties and sixties victories over the old Jim Crow which made its birth possible, and which incorrectly advertises itself as the author of those victories, rather than the after-the-fact beneficiaries of them. In truth, the struggle against Jim Crow wasn't conducted by black politicians because there weren't many of them, especially in the South. Some black business people supported that struggle but they didn't lead it either, and most black preachers stood aside as well. The cutting edge that broke Jim Crow and carried out the final wave of organizing in the South which resulted in the Voting Rights Act were black youth.
“New Jim Crow” also absolved the black political class, at least initially, from responsibility
Everyone in our prisons deserves to be there, stop your whining and apologies.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#882214 Mar 31, 2013
gene the dancing machine wrote:
11 million on disability now,I've been saying for years that all Liberals have a Mental Disability !!
14 million , likely everyone a freeloaDING FLEABAGGING WELFARE MOOCHER WHO VOTES DEMOCRAT.
Leadville Lou

Denver, CO

#882215 Mar 31, 2013
Keystone Pipeline=more jobs, oil, prosperity

Obama=lies, no jobs, trillion dollar deficits
carol

Orlando, FL

#882217 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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No, I've never even seen it.(I could make a God joke right here but I'm reining it in for you honey...) It's on your phone, right?
Isn't it kind of funny that only you and I know who is who between the two of us?

Maybe that's been the goal. A secret kind of personal intimacy with your nemesis?

Hmmmm...that actually makes sense in a weird sort of way.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#882218 Mar 31, 2013
carol wrote:
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Well, I can't speak for anyone else but I just do it because you're a southerner. C'mon, no hard feelings, Bubba, you guys lost the war but act like you won it. You got to learn your place - at the bottom. Also: to the best of my knowledge there are no children on Topix and not a large number of people under 40 so fear not. Kids don't read this crap day in and day out they're out there texting each other pictures of the dog licking their genitals. the problem with southerners is that they think if THEY don't understand then how could anybody else? Same thing with indoor plumbing. Lastly, you make everything into a drama. Swamp People? Really? Gator Wars? you're stoopid folks, no two ways about it. You visit Topix VOLUNTARILY!!!! If you don't like it, LEAVE!!!!! It's like you are serially unable to link the actions of your left hand with that third one protruding out of your back.
This is NOT about winning OR losing bub ... BTW I AM a lady!

It's about HOW you play the "game" ... of life
A MORAL one
NOT an atheist driven one!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#882219 Mar 31, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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Classic Conservationism is nothing like Modern Conservationism in which there is nothing Conservative about Modern Conservatism.
You don't understand that Classical Liberalism rejects both Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism and Classical Liberalism was considered Conservatism which were the conservatives that fought FDR & his policies and what FDR sold as Modern Liberalism which there is nothing liberal about Modern Liberalism & FDR's Modern Liberalism which True or Classical Liberalism rejects Government intervention in Society where as Modern Liberalism embraces Government intervention in Society.

Classical Liberalism vs. Modern Liberalism and Modern Conservatism

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/classical-liberalism-...

“The Intrepid”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#882220 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
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I want to point out that you're drunk again, c unt, and maudlin, and ... well, nauseating enough to make a self-respecting maggot barf. I love the way you thrown in those gratuitous "so to speak's" though. You want us, DESPERATELY want us to think you smart, but what comes through is a white hot, dumb anger that you hardly know what to do with anymore. Lucky that dumb oaf came along just in time, pulled into that truck stop like a beacon in a dry, dry desert of anonymous, dirty, scabrous 18-wheelin' Dick. He saw a certain something in you, didn't he carol. I mean, besides that trick you do with your tongue to clean out inside the rim ...
Did the narcotics wear off again, you miserable POS? One can only hope.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882223 Mar 31, 2013
Leadville Lou wrote:
Keystone Pipeline=more jobs, oil, prosperity
Obama=lies, no jobs, trillion dollar deficits
Can't see anything good coming out of the next four years. Some people aren't even going to know what hit them when Obamacare knocks us all to our knees next January.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882224 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
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I want to point out that you're drunk again, c unt, and maudlin, and ... well, nauseating enough to make a self-respecting maggot barf. I love the way you thrown in those gratuitous "so to speak's" though. You want us, DESPERATELY want us to think you smart, but what comes through is a white hot, dumb anger that you hardly know what to do with anymore. Lucky that dumb oaf came along just in time, pulled into that truck stop like a beacon in a dry, dry desert of anonymous, dirty, scabrous 18-wheelin' Dick. He saw a certain something in you, didn't he carol. I mean, besides that trick you do with your tongue to clean out inside the rim ...
I have plenty of faults, believe me. And I am angry that the majority of my fellow countrymen are strangers to me now.

But it's still not nice to call people names.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882225 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
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So, carol, you gonna give us some of those patented cosmological "theories" of yours?(moves forward to the edge of my seat, moving my long purple-black tongue in and out, like a hungry python).
By the way, teach, you spelled "omenous" wrong back there in one of your moth-eaten cliches. You better watch that stuff. Somebody in here might get the impression that you're a stupid c unt.
When you get on one of these holy roller rolls, your sh!t is hard to keep up with. Of course, if I'm going to be completely honest, I have to say that I neglected to use the subjunctive when I should have in one of my my posts. I'll leave it to you to find which one it was.
No, just the logic behind nature and the miraculous anatomy of the human body should be enough proof.
carol

Orlando, FL

#882227 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
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Yeah, fatty. Thing is, he doesn't want you either. Or he wouldn't, if he wasn't a cheezy, plagiarized, reworked piece of mythological bullsh!t.
I'm always here for ya though, baby! Now, tell me fats, WHO LOVES YA!
That reminds me of a sticker on the back of a car I saw the other day that said: JESUS LOVES YOU...but the rest of us think you're an a--hole."

Except there were no blanks.

Couldn't help myself. Had to laugh thinking of you.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#882228 Mar 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> to you.
"real dumb"
God is the creator. You are living proof. He creates;
- Excellent models
- So so models
- Pieces of shit
You are among those in the last category.
Peace
KMA
carol

Orlando, FL

#882229 Mar 31, 2013
Hubby was supposed to help me with a new email address before he went to bed tonight so I could finally register on topix.

Promise I'll make sure to do that tomorrow so, hopefully, there won't be the same kind of confusion anymore.

Sorry I forgot.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882230 Mar 31, 2013
DEATH wrote:
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Soooooo, back to where you started, huh, you mealy-mouthed b!tch? You're a bit long in the tooth to be there again, but them truckers, god only knows, ain't picky. Ask nano ...
Yep, right back to where I started. We're in deep doo-doo. Just like when we started.

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Since: May 11

Aspers, PA

#882231 Mar 31, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"real dumb"
God is the creator. You are living proof. He creates;
- Excellent models
- So so models
- Pieces of shit
You are among those in the last category.
Peace
KMA
Which God? The God in the Bible? Allah? So many religions,so many Gods. Are they just different names for the same being?

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882232 Mar 31, 2013
Oh, c'mon...that sticker was funny.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882234 Mar 31, 2013
There is the strangest kind of lull hanging over everything.

Can anyone else sense it besides me?

It's like the entire world has a trigger finger that's getting very itchy.

Like you know something's about to happen and it's probably not going to be good but you can't do anything about it except try not to think about it and go about your daily life until it does.

Maybe it's just Death and "pretend carol" posting more than usual tonight.

But I do get that sense a lot. Considering the economic and geopolitical mayhem the world is teetering on, it's not a special kind of sense. Just common.

Maybe all the tension will just dissipate on its own in due time. Doesn't seem likely but it's possible, I suppose.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#882235 Mar 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Which God? The God in the Bible? Allah? So many religions,so many Gods. Are they just different names for the same being?
Just one source. Call it what you will. Believe who you will.

But only one tomb is empty.

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Since: Jan 10

utica ny

#882236 Mar 31, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Nice try. Your comments concerning Gays identify you as a bigot.
seeing you believe everything that is moral or truthfull has to in some way be thought of as bigoted, then I guess I should thank you because if I'm a bigot by your definition I see it as a good thing.

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Aspers, PA

#882238 Mar 31, 2013
moshx wrote:
<quoted text> seeing you believe everything that is moral or truthfull has to in some way be thought of as bigoted, then I guess I should thank you because if I'm a bigot by your definition I see it as a good thing.
I new you were a proud bigot. I could tell from your post.

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