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Overtaxed - you condemn Pub Nixon for his so-called “Southern Strategy.” Do you have no concern when the racially segregated South voted solidly for Democrats for over 100 years? You deride Republicans because of the thirty-year odyssey of the South switching to the Republican Party.

The "Southern Strategy” that began in the 1970’s was an effort by Nixon to get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for Democrats who did not share their values and were discriminating against blacks.

Georgia did not switch until 2004, and Louisiana was controlled by Democrats until the election of Republican Bobby Jindal, a person of color, as governor in 2007.

So much for your poor argument.

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Form the annuls of the democrat 'party of civil rights'

"These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now, we've got to do something about this; we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference." - President Lyndon B. Johnson

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Here's a REAL fact (as opposed to an opinion):

It was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, who pushed through the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Dirksen was instrumental to the passage of civil rights legislation in ‘57,‘60,‘64,‘65 and ‘68. Dirksen wrote the language for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing.

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Democrats use deception and government handouts to keep blacks from voting for Republicans.

Historic fact: the Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: slavery, secession, segregation and now socialism.

No, the parties did not switch sides. The racist Democrats—that Republicans were fighting—died Democrats.

It does not make sense to believe that, after Republicans spent over a century fighting for black civil rights and won, the racist Democrats rushed into the arms of the Republicans.

It didn’t happen. In fact those racist Democrats declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than a Republican because the Republican Party was—and still is—the party for black civil rights.

As has been written, the Republican Party is the party of the four F’s: faith, family, freedom and fairness.
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Nuh_ wrote:
Momentum, Distance, and Proper Lubrication
Nah...this isn't about unheard of NBA players 'coming out'.
According to my unscientific methods, I have deduced that a man of my height and weight will skid a good ten feet on a tile floor upon leaping and falling from the shower after discovering a brown recluse perched on the shampoo rack.
Would have been less than ten, but I was lathered up pretty good.
On an unrelated note, Dial soap and spiders will explode upon contact with shower walls when thrown hard enough.
Nuh_, I'm not sure what you are trying to say?

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Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> That isn't an opinion, it was a statement of fact. For 100 years, since the days of Lincoln the Republican Party was the party of civil rights. LBJ's civil rights legislation was OVERWHELMINGLY supported by Republicans in congress and opposed by most southern Democrats. LBJ remarked that Dems would lose the south for a generation because of his push to enact that legislation. We are WELL past that generation and Dems are still losing the south.
Republicans saw an opening and Nixon used a "southern strategy", folding the Dixiecrats into the Republican Party to get elected. This move got Nixon to the White House but devastated Republican's chances of getting the black vote in the process. The party has opposed "civil rights" ever since.
From the party stand on women's rights to the rights of gays, it is and has been the Republicans who have been standing in the "schoolhouse door" so to speak, ever since.
Complete and utter myth.

Read an analysis of what actually occured:

http://www.claremont.org/publications/crb/id....

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Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>Nuh_, I'm not sure what you are trying to say?
I'm trying to say that brown recluse spiders bother me; when human skin comes into contact with a tile floor while having soap on it increases one's momentum and speed across said floor; and, despite my polyneuropathy, I STILL got enough game to put the smack down on a spider with whatever is at hand...er IN my hand at the time.

LOL

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hey fat boy wrote:
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I bet we've all puked some food in our lifetime, right? The only difference between Lennon's random text and yours is that he made money from it and you don't. Don't be a hater Mr. Senior Citizen. If you can't appreciate imagination, maybe you should get out more and mingle with creative people.
I don't seek to hurt your feelings here, so allow me to at least agree with your first sentence. I admit the occasional experience of "puking," often associated with an unexpeced visit with my Mother-n-law, viral infection, food poisoning or the wearisome experience of reading your posts. I'm still uncertain which of these I dread the most!
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Nuh_ wrote:
Congress forcing more tanks on a US Army that is saying "no thanks".
http://www.thestarpress.com/viewart/20130428/...
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Two points.
A) The article is written by the AP. That alone should make one suspicious of it's accuracy and intent.
B) Hagel is an idiot. He is Obama's puppet and he will always be referred to as a "Republican" in order to deflect criticism.
Actually a third. It is interesting that this is the same storyline being pushed by left wing outlets across the country. Some Obama appointees representing the "Army". A quick search revealed two types of articles, ones similar to this one and ones describing how good the tank is.
Now I am not saying that this program is needed, I don't know. But I can say that one should never trust the AP. They intentionally spoon feed their politics to the "low information voter."
Just the same...As long as they are handing them out, I'll take two please.
Nuh_, you don't think Fox News is being "hoodwinked" by A.P. for following exactly what A.P. stated?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/04/28/ar...

I just have to wonder, what would Gen. Erwin Rommel do?
He was a Gen. that moved fast, and he knew all about logistics, supply line, maintenance, ect.
Yes he needed the proper weapons, but to many would slow him down.
He also understood it was not just weapons but intel that would make him a great leader for his men.
So I believe if he were alive today and faced with the same issues,(first he would laugh) since he had enough of the weapon of his choice, he would want other non-lethal technology to help him make the right decision.
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Nuh_ wrote:
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No it is not - it is your biased opinion.
No, those are facts no matter how you wish to deny them.
Republicans consistently lose the black vote by huge numbers. Republicans consistently lose the gay vote by huge numbers. and now, the women's vote is slipping away. You can deny that it is the agenda of the party that caused this BUT that will not negate the problem. The numbers speak volumes.
A party can't consistently work to undermine what people consider their civil rights and then get their votes simply by denying what those people know to be the truth.

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Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> No, those are facts no matter how you wish to deny them.
Republicans consistently lose the black vote by huge numbers. Republicans consistently lose the gay vote by huge numbers. and now, the women's vote is slipping away. You can deny that it is the agenda of the party that caused this BUT that will not negate the problem. The numbers speak volumes.
A party can't consistently work to undermine what people consider their civil rights and then get their votes simply by denying what those people know to be the truth.
Again...you may say it over and over again - but it does not make your statement true.

Your 'facts' are nothing more than biased opinon based upon complete and utter myth.

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Senate Democrats are still clueless on gun control

This particular admission by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)- is PRICELESS.

"...let's be honest, criminals aren't going to buy a gun and go through a background check."

http://news.yahoo.com/senate-democrats-still-...
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Nuh_ wrote:
Here's a REAL fact (as opposed to an opinion):
It was Republican Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, who pushed through the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Dirksen was instrumental to the passage of civil rights legislation in ‘57,‘60,‘64,‘65 and ‘68. Dirksen wrote the language for the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Dirksen also crafted the language for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which prohibited discrimination in housing.
I believe I posted that most Republicans supported the legislation, but you don't know much about Johnson, if you think any of that could have ever been enacted without his stewardship and support. Dirkson was minority leader not majority leader and it was Johnson's arm twisting of moderate Democrats that got this through congress...not to mention the fact that Johnson signed the bills into law.
Today's Republicans aren't those Republicans....and they haven't been in a LONG LONG time.
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Nuh_ wrote:
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Again...you may say it over and over again - but it does not make your statement true.
Your 'facts' are nothing more than biased opinon based upon complete and utter myth.
Again, Republican support among blacks and gays is almost non-existant. Republicans are on the verge having women join those groups.
Don't take my word for that....just keep on keeping on ! I am on the other side and every time a Republican argues against the civil rights of Americans, he just increases support for Democrats.

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Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text>I believe I posted that most Republicans supported the legislation, but you don't know much about Johnson, if you think any of that could have ever been enacted without his stewardship and support. Dirkson was minority leader not majority leader and it was Johnson's arm twisting of moderate Democrats that got this through congress...not to mention the fact that Johnson signed the bills into law.
Today's Republicans aren't those Republicans....and they haven't been in a LONG LONG time.
Yes, Johnson was all about civil rights....
“I’ll have those <censored> (starts with N) voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”—Lyndon B. Johnson

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Ah yes...the Pubs 'haven't been for civil rights in a LONG LONG time'

Laughable.

Democrats have been running black communities for the past 50+ years and the socialist policies of the Democrats have turned those communities into economic and social wastelands....however, blacks continue to vote for Democrats while, incredibly, blaming Republicans for the devastation created by Democrats.

In his book,“Dreams From My Father”, Obama described what he and other Democrats do to poor blacks as “plantation politics.” Blacks who leave the Democratic Party’s economic plantation and align with the Republican Party are denigrated as “sellouts”,“Uncle Toms”,“House Negroes”, or worse.

By contrast:

When black Republicans do get elected, they do so in largely WHITE Republican districts.

So much for your poor argument OT.
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From the la-la world of man-made global warming:
Climate Change Pushes Women to ‘Sex Work’
A House resolution sponsored by representative Barbara Lee (D, Calif.) and cosponsored by House members including Keith Ellison (D, Minn.) and Carolyn Maloney (D, N.Y.) is pushing Congress to acknowledge the “disparate impact of climate change on women” and adopt “gender-sensitive frameworks” to address environmental change.
"gender-sensitive frameworks"?

The fact that anyone takes this seriously is really sad.

However, if climate change is making more prostitutes, then this enterprising entrepreneur ought to do well:

I-Team: Website Allows Users To Rate Prostitutes

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2013/04/29/i-team-web...

"FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS)- People like to read reviews online before buying a car or reserving a hotel room. But one website, www.eccie.net , once based in North Texas, allows users to review the services of local prostitutes."

Here's the rating site:

http://www.eccie.net/

Could not find Sassy listed.
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ORIGINAL WILLARD wrote:
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I don't seek to hurt your feelings here, so allow me to at least agree with your first sentence. I admit the occasional experience of "puking," often associated with an unexpeced visit with my Mother-n-law, viral infection, food poisoning or the wearisome experience of reading your posts. I'm still uncertain which of these I dread the most!
No hard feelings here. Like Bruce Willis said in "Surrogates": "Honey, I don't know what you are. I mean, for all I know, you could be some big, fat dude sitting in his stim chair with his d*ck hanging out.". As far as what makes you throw chunks, for me it's always my MIL. She's worse than the flu I had last winter, although reading your posts comes in a close second.

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Welfare money...'well spent'.

The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps...

“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.

http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_co...

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Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text>Again, Republican support among blacks....is almost non-existant.
Oh, that's easy.

Given the FACT that Democrats have conditioned most black Americans to expect or depend on government to survive or improve their standard of living to some degree, most black Americans are not receptive to the Republican Party’s message of lower taxes, smaller government, self-reliance and personal responsibility.

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