Bush is a hero
Clearwater

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#177579 May 30, 2014
common sense wrote:
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First off, telling dead people anything sounds a bit foolish, and so does the notion people can't starve to death in a capitalistic society.
Much better odds of having a life in a capitalistic society than not. Unrelated wonder how many dead people will vote this fall?
Lyndi

Sarasota, FL

#177583 May 30, 2014
l"CAMBRIDGE — Michael R. Bloomberg implored Harvard University graduates Thursday to ardently defend the rights of others, citing what he described as growing intolerance for different religions, political ideas, and even college commencement speakers.

“Tolerance for other people’s ideas and the freedom to express your own are ... perpetually vulnerable to the tyrannical tendencies of monarchs, mobs, and majorities, and lately we’ve seen those tendencies manifest themselves too often, both on college campuses and in our society.

“On every issue you must follow the evidence where it leads and listen to people where they are,” the former New York City mayor told 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students who earned degrees.“If you do that, there is no problem we cannot solve, no gridlock we cannot break, no compromise we cannot broker,” he added.

Bloomberg also condemned how, he said, college campuses seem to increasingly profess only liberal viewpoints and refuse to listen to conservative ideas.“A liberal arts education must not be the art of liberalism,” he said.

He said he was disturbed by how numerous commencement speakers either had invitations rescinded or decided themselves to cancel appearances amid protests over their views or actions. Among them: Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, who withdrew from Smith College’s commencement because of student and faculty criticism of the agency’s policies.

"This spring, it has been disturbing to see a number of college commencement speakers withdraw -- or have their invitations rescinded -- after protests from students and -- to me, shockingly -- from senior faculty and administrators who should know better," Bloomberg said.

The billionaire former mayor cited an October speech during which his ex-police commissioner, Ray Kelly, was shouted down by students at Brown University. The university canceled Kelly's speech when protesters opposed to the police department's stop-and-frisk policy shouted down and interrupted Kelly.

Bloomberg noted other universities have had speakers back out. He pointed to Rutgers, where former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice withdrew amid protests.
"In each case, liberals silenced a voice -- and denied an honorary degree -- to individuals they deemed politically objectionable. This is an outrage," Bloomberg said to applause."

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An interesting speech and one which liberals should take note of. Curious thing about liberalism. Once it's most ardent proponents have finished silencing then devouring all the opposition, they start eating their own. And if anyone is wondering...... that's the never fail recipe for transforming a constitutionally limited representative democratic republic into fascism.
common sense

Eden Prairie, MN

#177584 May 30, 2014
Clearwater wrote:
<quoted text>Much better odds of having a life in a capitalistic society than not.
You need to define "having a life" in order for your proclamation to mean anything.
Clearwater wrote:
Unrelated wonder how many dead people will vote this fall?
Totally unrelated and not worth the energy wondering about it..
Nine Ball

Eden Prairie, MN

#177585 May 30, 2014
-Eight Ball- wrote:
<quoted text>Like they do in every election, Democrat. LOL
Eight ball sucks the big one.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177586 May 30, 2014
Lyndi wrote:
lAn interesting speech and one which liberals should take note of. Curious thing about liberalism. Once it's most ardent proponents have finished silencing then devouring all the opposition, they start eating their own. And if anyone is wondering...... that's the never fail recipe for transforming a constitutionally limited representative democratic republic into fascism.
You paint with too broad a brush.

I'm a liberal and agree with Bloomberg. My view:

"Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate."

Hubert H. Humphrey
common sense

Eden Prairie, MN

#177588 May 30, 2014
Rudyard Kiplingesque wrote:
There is just no getting the point across to you. Native America says,'We're tired of being carricatures and mascots. We want to be Human like the rest of you. Quit giving clown faces to mascots and try to think of us differently.' and y'all say,'This PC crap is getting out of hand. Why not just sit down, shut up, and be happy that we acknowledge you at all.'
Now, a black man says,'You guys are using 'thug' as code for 'N****r' and I don't like it.' so you guys trip all over yourselves apologizing, kissing ass, and promising to never do that again.
All Native America wants is a level playing field.
And by 'clown faced mascots', just look at them. IF a black face was distorted that way to "Promote" a sports team, the school/arena/field would be burned down and the coach would be hung by his privates, to show how PC America is. But do it to Native America, and you come back with,'Oh, that's Cute. You shouldn't take offense to THAT!'.
It is what it is because you don't see human beings when you look at Native America. And That will not change until the carricatures are destroyed and mascots are left to lions and tigers and bears, and not some little red man wearing a blanket with an oversized nose, carrying a tomahawk.
As for that 'poll' everybody knows that you can make a poll say anything you want it to.
It's a worthy discussion but it's lost in this cesspool of of self absorption and vindictiveness masked as a discussion forum, it's more of a battlefield than a forum. I lean very much in your direction after careful consideration but won't waste my time here elaborating the how and why I have come to my conclusion, it's a waste of time as you well know.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#177589 May 30, 2014
common sense wrote:
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It's a worthy discussion but it's lost in this cesspool of of self absorption and vindictiveness masked as a discussion forum, it's more of a battlefield than a forum. I lean very much in your direction after careful consideration but won't waste my time here elaborating the how and why I have come to my conclusion, it's a waste of time as you well know.
And that's only YOUR opinion, yellow. The exit door is the same one you came in.

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177590 May 30, 2014
common sense wrote:
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It's a worthy discussion but it's lost in this cesspool of of self absorption and vindictiveness masked as a discussion forum, it's more of a battlefield than a forum. I lean very much in your direction after careful consideration but won't waste my time here elaborating the how and why I have come to my conclusion, it's a waste of time as you well know.
I agree on all counts.
Clearwater

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#177591 May 30, 2014
common sense wrote:
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You need to define "having a life" in order for your proclamation to mean anything.
<quoted text>
Totally unrelated and not worth the energy wondering about it..
Not really. I have two close friends that were raised in socialism and they both are thankful to live in this free nation today where capitalism thrives. No doubt in my mind that if Obama could get away with it he would shut down certain radio and tv broadcasts as the former pos in Venezuela did a few years ago.
Clearwater

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#177592 May 30, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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I agree on all counts.
What a shock. More worthless words from you.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#177593 May 30, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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I agree on all counts.
Duuuuuuuuh!

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177594 May 30, 2014
bad bob wrote:
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Duuuuuuuuh!
Did you and Clearwater get a room, or what?

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#177595 May 30, 2014
Clearwater wrote:
<quoted text>What a shock. More worthless words from you.
LOL..........He's such an 'F'en idiot he doesnt get he's guilty of all those things.
common sense

Eden Prairie, MN

#177596 May 30, 2014
bad bob wrote:
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And that's only YOUR opinion, yellow. The exit door is the same one you came in.
If it isn't Mr. Intolerant throwing a tantrum over others exercising their inalienable rights which he so cherishes himself.

Tell ya what, I come and go as I please with no negotiation of the matter.

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#177597 May 30, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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Did you and Clearwater get a room, or what?
How were the bath houses in Barbados?

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#177598 May 30, 2014
common sense wrote:
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If it isn't Mr. Intolerant throwing a tantrum over others exercising their inalienable rights which he so cherishes himself.
Tell ya what, I come and go as I please with no negotiation of the matter.
No wonder you cant get along with anybody, if you consider that a tantrum..........

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177599 May 30, 2014
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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How were the bath houses in Barbados?
No bath houses, but I stayed at a wonderful resort on the southwest corner of the island. We had two private beaches, one facing south and the other one west.

Thanks for asking.

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#177601 May 30, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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No bath houses, but I stayed at a wonderful resort on the southwest corner of the island. We had two private beaches, one facing south and the other one west.
Thanks for asking.
Sounds nice..........

Who's 'we'? You and your boyfriend?

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#177602 May 30, 2014
Rider on the Storm wrote:
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Sounds nice..........
Who's 'we'? You and your boyfriend?
I prefer not to discuss my private life on the threads. But if it matters to you, I'm heterosexual so it wasn't a boyfriend.

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#177603 May 30, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
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I prefer not to discuss my private life on the threads. But if it matters to you, I'm heterosexual so it wasn't a boyfriend.
LOL..........Good one. You speak of little else other then your personal life here. But, if you wanna stay in the closet fine by me..........

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