Bush is a hero

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#181609 Aug 27, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>This hi-lites one thing I don't understand. What is the difference between Carson's experience, and Obama's? I understand folks not liking a person's politics, but on the personal level, it seems that, on the surface at least, Obama's experience is everything conservatives supposedly commend. Very often we've seen people degrade Obama's experience by shouting "Release the transcripts! What's he hiding?" I wonder if the same cynicism applies to Carson?
For you to say ya don't understand this is, well....I believe.... less than honest.

Obviously there can be no higher "rags to riches" experience than coming from black (or in Obama's case, half black), to POTUS.

And I reckon IF Dr Carson is ever sworn in as a US President, you'll likely see plenty of detractors.
Perhaps not of education transcripts, but I'm pretty sure, they'll find something with which to squeeze him.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#181610 Aug 27, 2014
another edit:
s/h/r coming from black (or in Obama's.....) HERITAGE

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#181611 Aug 27, 2014
NEWS-FLASH wrote:
<quoted text>I'm familiar with the concept and the general definition is easy enough to find despite in spite of its vagueness and disagreement.
I bring it up because it seemed as if you were implying that "these poor unfortunate people" i.e.... African-Americans, were being unfairly and unlawfully treated as regards the whole Ferguson incident.
That their history and mistreatment had, in some way, entitled them a leg up on the Law which is what the whole theory of "Social Contract" ultimately hangs ...yes?
Doesn't seem like an equitable contract to me.
Does it to you counselor?
(Not rhetorical)
I have made no comment about the Ferguson incident.

“Custer @ LBH - Ooops”

Since: Nov 07

Bakersfield, CA

#181612 Aug 27, 2014
NEWS-FLASH wrote:
<quoted text>Ya know...I kinda like Carson.
He ...
Seems to speak intelligently.
Seems to speak objectively.
But ...
Looks sleepy, as if he's going to nod off during the interview at any given moment.
Somebody needs to slip him a Red Bull or something!
I know what you mean NF.

I see it slightly different though. He's obviously well-spoken, etc., but being very LOW-KEY, he has the rare skill to wait patiently until the other person(s) is/are finished speaking, no matter if they are railing against what he has to say or not.

Noticed that last night with O'Reilly. With an Irish background, BillO gets a bit animated, AND
will also usually throw in some humor somewhere in the interview. If you noticed, you knew Dr Carson was paying strict attention, because he smiled slightly after each "pun", and answered ALL of the questions to the extreme best of his ability.

Not sure he has the demeanor it takes to be President of the US however.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#181613 Aug 27, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I have made no comment about the Ferguson incident.
It was implied.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Fremont, CA

#181614 Aug 27, 2014
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
I know what you mean NF.
I see it slightly different though. He's obviously well-spoken, etc., but being very LOW-KEY, he has the rare skill to wait patiently until the other person(s) is/are finished speaking, no matter if they are railing against what he has to say or not.
Noticed that last night with O'Reilly. With an Irish background, BillO gets a bit animated, AND
will also usually throw in some humor somewhere in the interview. If you noticed, you knew Dr Carson was paying strict attention, because he smiled slightly after each "pun", and answered ALL of the questions to the extreme best of his ability.
Not sure he has the demeanor it takes to be President of the US however.
Democrats would love to see Carson as the adversary.

Even more so than Rand Paul.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#181615 Aug 27, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
I have made no comment about the Ferguson incident.
Correction - You didn't.

Your post just came at a time when a number of posts were discussing Ferguson.

Apologies

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#181616 Aug 27, 2014
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
I know what you mean NF.

I see it slightly different though. He's obviously well-spoken, etc., but being very LOW-KEY, he has the rare skill to wait patiently until the other person(s) is/are finished speaking, no matter if they are railing against what he has to say or not.

Noticed that last night with O'Reilly. With an Irish background, BillO gets a bit animated, AND
will also usually throw in some humor somewhere in the interview. If you noticed, you knew Dr Carson was paying strict attention, because he smiled slightly after each "pun", and answered ALL of the questions to the extreme best of his ability.

Not sure he has the demeanor it takes to be President of the US however.
He stays cool, I'll give him that.

Regarding the Presidency ... not a snowballs chance in hell!
Clearwater

Safety Harbor, FL

#181617 Aug 27, 2014
bad bob wrote:
<quoted text>
For you to say ya don't understand this is, well....I believe.... less than honest.
Obviously there can be no higher "rags to riches" experience than coming from black (or in Obama's case, half black), to POTUS.
And I reckon IF Dr Carson is ever sworn in as a US President, you'll likely see plenty of detractors.
Perhaps not of education transcripts, but I'm pretty sure, they'll find something with which to squeeze him.
I will take his views on homosexual marriage for a 1000 Alex.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#181618 Aug 27, 2014
Catcher1 wrote:
<quoted text>
Democrats would love to see Carson as the adversary.
Even more so than Rand Paul.
Just like Dems were hoping Reagan was the candidate in 1980.
One thing the opposition never gets is not everyone shares their thought processes.
The alleged weaknesses of a candidate that they assume can be exploited actually resonate with a larger audience.

“Rainbow: God's covenant ”

Since: May 07

Safety Harbor, FL

#181619 Aug 27, 2014
Freebird USA wrote:
<quoted text>
Just like Dems were hoping Reagan was the candidate in 1980.
One thing the opposition never gets is not everyone shares their thought processes.
The alleged weaknesses of a candidate that they assume can be exploited actually resonate with a larger audience.
Whoever the next potus is I hope he (or she) is a jerk. Its been my experience that the better leaders I've dealt with and actually are leaders aren't always well liked.

“Pillars of Creation....”

Since: Jan 11

Into this world we're thrown

#181620 Aug 27, 2014
Chris Clearwater wrote:
<quoted text>
Whoever the next potus is I hope he (or she) is a jerk. Its been my experience that the better leaders I've dealt with and actually are leaders aren't always well liked.
You really want Pelosi or Reed to be the next POTUS?

;o)

Since: Nov 08

Fishers, IN

#181621 Aug 27, 2014
Rider on the Storm wrote:
<quoted text>
You really want Pelosi or Reed to be the next POTUS?
;o)
Pelosi LOL!!! Now that would be an experiment in total craziness.
Clearwater

United States

#181622 Aug 27, 2014
Rider on the Storm wrote:
<quoted text>
You really want Pelosi or Reed to be the next POTUS?
;o)
Thinking more like Netanyahu. I've heard him described as a jerk which is exactly how most felt about an lgm we once had where I worked. Thing is his location ran quite well and while not well licked he got the job done. If nothing else my hope is that people learn after this joker slow jaming on late nite tv might be cool but doesn't do much for the state of the union.
Roberta G

Paris, TN

#181623 Aug 27, 2014
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Hey there, BobbiG! If you've the internet back on, things must be improving. Good for ya.
I don't think there's any reason that a playing field can't be level. Picture a football field - it's level, and as you say, then it's up to the individual to make the most of it.
Our field is not level at all. Some of that is by design, and some is just people being people. But it sure ain't level.
Jobs that pay a living wage. That's the Magic Bullet to widespread, generational poverty and crime. Oh it won't eliminate it. Again, people like to be themselves, and our "social contract" encourages that. But living wage jobs is key.
Higgins liked to say "it's not a zero-sum game". Maybe not, but the 1%ers sure act like it is.
Hippy, I'm sure we all agree that the "playing field" isn't level. But I truly don't think it can be MADE level, or at least not more than the appearance.

Examine that football field. You'll find small dips and small rises if you look closely enough.

You said "some of it is just people being people." Exactly, Hip: there will always be people who will make the most of every opportunity that comes their way, and there will always be people who don't even want to try. And GOVERNMENT CAN'T FIX THAT PART. OURS can't, anyway. If America was a socialist nation, it might be possible to legally force any & all able-bodied people to work, whether they wanted to or not, but one of the ideals that our nation was founded on is that government IS NOT SUPPOSED TO RUN YOUR LIFE. Fortunately or otherwise, that applies to lazy people, too.

Jobs that pay a living wage would help, for sure. But there are people who can't work at any job, and many others that WON'T work at any job. No one could seriously argue that people who genuinely can't work shouldn't receive some kind of public assistance, especially if they have no other resources. But how many people are there, Hip, who can't do anything at all? So the question is: what do we, as a society, owe to those who just don't want to bother? What constitutes a level playing field for those who don't want to get off the bench?
Roberta G

Paris, TN

#181624 Aug 27, 2014
Rider on the Storm wrote:
<quoted text>
You really want Pelosi or Reed to be the next POTUS?
;o)
God forbid, literally :s

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#181625 Aug 27, 2014
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course we have :) Most of what's good about America wouldn't exist if average citizens had nothing to say.
Didn't say we do not have "nothing to say".
I've got much to say.. Many Americans have much to say.
I said we do not have " A say".
You believe we do??
Ok..

I do not believe we live in a democracy.

This is the post I was replying to>

UidiotRaceMakeWorldPeace wrote:
Howard Zinn, America's Blinders, The Progressive magazine, April 2006
'
Our present leaders a... bombard us with phrases like “national interest,”“national security,” and “national defense” as if all of these concepts applied equally to all of us, colored or white, rich or poor, as if General Motors and Halliburton have the same interests as the rest of us, as if George Bush has the same interest as the young man or woman he sends to war.
In the history of secrets, withheld from the American people, this is the biggest secret: that there are classes with different interests in this country. To ignore that-not to know that the history of our country is a history of slaveowner against slave, landlord against tenant, corporation against worker, rich against poor-is to render us helpless before all the lesser lies told to us by people in power.
If we as citizens start out with an understanding that these people up there-the President, the Congress, the Supreme Court, all those institutions pretending to be “checks and balances”-do not have our interests at heart, we are on a course towards the truth. Not to know that is to make us helpless before determined liars.

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#181626 Aug 27, 2014
Chris Clearwater wrote:
<quoted text>
Whoever the next potus is I hope he (or she) is a jerk. Its been my experience that the better leaders I've dealt with and actually are leaders aren't always well liked.
Reagan was pretty well liked.
Was he a jerk?

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#181627 Aug 27, 2014
Roberta G wrote:
<quoted text>
God forbid, literally :s
Sigh..
Is there any hope?

Honestly, who available, can lead the USA today?
Who will ever be able to get the opposite party to work w
Him or her for the better of our country?

Nothing but echoes in the halls...

Not one.

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#181628 Aug 28, 2014
Le_le wrote:
<quoted text>
Sigh..
Is there any hope?
Honestly, who available, can lead the USA today?
Who will ever be able to get the opposite party to work w
Him or her for the better of our country?
Nothing but echoes in the halls...
Not one.
Plenty of talent available in the private sector.

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