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Cornel West arrested at Supreme Court protest

There are 74 comments on the CBS News story from Oct 16, 2011, titled Cornel West arrested at Supreme Court protest. In it, CBS News reports that:

Author, commentator, civil rights activist and Princeton University professor Cornel West has been arrested while protesting on the steps of the Supreme Court about corporate influence in politics.

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indy

Mansfield, MA

#71 Oct 18, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Right wingers just moan about qualification of everyone except ex-emperor, a war monger who took us to a time worse than great depression. Who didn't deserve an Ivy education, NICE ARTICLE HERE:
http://newsone.com/nation/casey-gane-mccalla/...
After the birther fiasco, Donald Trump and the right wing fringe have turned to a new attack to discredit our President, claiming that he didn’t deserve to get into the Ivy League Schools he attended, Columbia University as an undergrad and Harvard Law School as a graduate student. The fact that Obama graduated Harvard Law Magna Cum Laude with the prestigious position of President of The Harvard Law Review doesn’t seem to deter their attacks.
But Republicans are still saying that Obama did not deserve the education he worked hard for, that affirmative action caused his success, not his intelligence and hard work. Still they are correct the President did not deserve an Ivy League education, but that President is not Obama but former President George W. Bush.
Would George Bush be able to attend the prestigious Andover private school, Yale and Harvard business school if not for his famous, wealthy father and family? Bush was a mediocre student at Andover who never made the honor roll in his three years at Andover, despite the fact that 110 of his classmates did. Bush’s SAT scores were 200 points less than the Yale median of accepted students.
At Yale Bush was known more as a hard partier than an intelligent hard working student. He bragged to Yale students in 2001:
“To the C students, I say,‘You too can be president of the United States,”
Despite the fact that he was a draft dodger, with a poor academic record and no success at business, Bush was accepted to the prestigious Harvard Business School. Unlike Obama, at Harvard, Bush did not graduate with any distinctions.
Like the attacks on Obama’s birth origin, the attacks on his education are based on racism. If Obama was not qualified to attend Harvard how did he graduate Magna Cum Laude and become President of the Harvard Law Review?
Obama transferred from Occidental to Columbia after two years. Columbia has a rigid core curriculum that normally takes students four years to accomplish and normally discourages students from transferring to Columbia, yet he still managed to graduate on time.
The fact that Bush, who was regarded by most people in the world as unintelligent did not face any questions from the right wing about his “legacy” education, and Obama’s education is being attacked as affirmative action shows the hypocrisy of the right wing media and Republicans.
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ive never seen any proof of obamas grades.... or who paid for his harvard education, unless he's always been a evil rich guy he talks about...how about his writings, thesis's??? wheres the beef?....umm, questionable b/c... no proof of grades... didnt bush,and all repub prez's have to show those?.... besides the fact most of us see right thru him, there isnt much of that transparency he promised us several times.... im sure libs dont remember the 1000 times he said that.....but we do
indy

Mansfield, MA

#72 Oct 18, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
You can do the same until the OIL loving war monger shows his grade.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =YOKGDvijes4XX
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... i agree, i wanna see obamas grades too.... and yes, he has us in another oil war, obama has 3 now acc to the left...and his big oil deal with petro-braz and geoage soros need to be investigated... big oilbama......watch what his other hand is doing.....
indy

Mansfield, MA

#73 Oct 18, 2011
mjjcpa wrote:
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Stating facts is not hatred, you dunce.
I gave you an example of NYC having a 25% graduation rate while paying $17k per pupil. Spending more money is not the answer.
I'm glad you brought up Slim. Mexico may be the most corrupt country on the planet. A handful of mega rich families control every major industy. It has the widest wealth disparity in world history. Their currency and bonds are crap, even though they have huge oil reserves. At least the Saudis pave the streets and have water and power in their cities.
You're just an idiot.
... id like to see "occupy mexico" protesters, those rich drug lords are rich, go libs, let 'em have it! take the $$ back from them, theyre big biz u know ..... theyre "occupying us" enough....
indy

Mansfield, MA

#74 Oct 18, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
It's LAZY people like you who NOT just HATE to work but also will STEAL other people wealth. It's crook like you who attacked Iraq which didn't have anything to do with 9/11 just to STEAL their OIL. Now you also steal 700 BILLION of our US, HARDWORKING people money. War mongering thieves don't get any respect, I've not participated in any OCCUPY moment but I'm very PROUD of people who are protesting. THEY ARE DOING THE RIGHT by representing all of us who are SILENCED.
Bailout is law
President Bush signs historic $700 billion plan aimed at stemming credit crisis.
http://money.cnn.com/2008/10/03/news/economy/...
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how do you feel about obamas solyndra scam? 600$ mil +... u must be floored, you support "occupy" but accuse bush of stealing oil, and you say that was wrong? so isnt it wrong for occupy to take others $$?..as long as its not yours?? its ok?. if you go, atleast go to the right place...1600 penns.ylvania ave, dc.... good luck occupying that address........ and can i have your $$? im broke, thats unfair with all those rich limo libs living it up
indy

Mansfield, MA

#75 Oct 18, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Idiot, I pay MORE taxes than if we sum up what you pay for 100 years. I or NO one in my family was ever on any welfare or handouts you little thrash.
Job since 12 ? So am I talking to a middle school dropout ? Why don't you finish your GED ? Now, I know why you have a potty mouth and stoop beneath my level, it's lack of education.
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....your side says you dont pay enough...u need to pay "your fair share"...maybe have some "skin in the game" i think you should give us your $$, sounds like you have alot more than you should...u should give all your $$ to the homeless...umm, but then youll be homeless huh?...do u get it now?

Inconvenient Truth

“DEMOCRATS ARE JACKASSES”

Since: Oct 09

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#79 Oct 19, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Potty mouth, you are exposing the bestiality of your mom and criminal activity of your father.
LOL! I wonder if dogs can be called convict.
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Potty mouth? What are you from the stone ages. You been bitch slapped so much that you can't think straight.
indy

Mansfield, MA

#80 Oct 19, 2011
lnconvenient Truth wrote:
Solyndra got bankrupted just like many other companies what bussy bailed out.
You guys are smoking weeds and there is no heat.
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...solyndra=obama.... big corp, millions of missing tax payers $$ that could have gone to crack addicts and criminals, oh and freebies for illegals and lazy liberals or for you, an education.... i bet you care now huh?...its not about us, its about obama, its his watch.... i think you mind has "got bankrupted" as u say...

“We are what we think!!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Aug 08

Anger has no eyes!

#82 Oct 19, 2011
Jughead, it's your b-mom whose getting slapped. Did she eventually teach you some trick, old hog ?

Bipolar, you are posting some sensible messages now.
Inconvenient Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Potty mouth? What are you from the stone ages. You been bitch slapped so much that you can't think straight.

“bar0ckalypse n0w”

Since: Mar 10

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#86 Oct 19, 2011
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“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#90 Oct 21, 2011
NightSerf wrote:
Illiterate? Here is the first paragraph of West's "Democracy Matters Are Frightening in Our Time":
"A decade ago I wrote Race Matters in order to spark a candid public conversation about America’s most explosive issue and most difficult dilemma: the ways in which the vicious legacy of white supremacy contributes to the arrested development of American democracy. This book—the sequel to Race Matters—will look unflinchingly at the waning of democratic energies and practices in our present age of the American empire. There is a deeply troubling deterioration of democratic powers in America today. The rise of an ugly imperialism has been aided by an unholy alliance of the plutocratic elites and the Christian Right, and also by a massive disaffection of so many voters who see too little difference between two corrupted parties, with blacks being taken for granted by the Democrats, and with the deep disaffection of youth. The energy of the youth support for the Howard Dean campaign and avid participation in the recent anti-globalization protests are promising signs, however, of the potential to engage them."
These are not the writings of an illiterate, which is hardly surprising given his degrees from Harvard and Princeton, his authorship of several books and journal articles, and his teaching jobs at Union Theological Seminary in the City, Yale, Haverford, and Princeton. I don't agree with everything he writes and says, either, but I suspect that is his literary ability exceeds yours as well as mine.
Illiterate? I think that poster you're responding to must be illiterate and a simpleton.
You can agree or disagree with Cornel West, as with any thinker. I know Cornel West PERSONALLY,and have since the 1980s when I was a student and met him at a philosophical conference at Harverford College in PA. I've read a number of his books and articles, and have published evaluations and critiques of them. I've dined and spoken with him many times. Only a BIMBO would say that Cornel West is an illiterate.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#91 Oct 21, 2011
NightSerf wrote:
Illiterate? Here is the first paragraph of West's "Democracy Matters Are Frightening in Our Time":
"A decade ago I wrote Race Matters in order to spark a candid public conversation about America’s most explosive issue and most difficult dilemma: the ways in which the vicious legacy of white supremacy contributes to the arrested development of American democracy. This book—the sequel to Race Matters—will look unflinchingly at the waning of democratic energies and practices in our present age of the American empire. There is a deeply troubling deterioration of democratic powers in America today. The rise of an ugly imperialism has been aided by an unholy alliance of the plutocratic elites and the Christian Right, and also by a massive disaffection of so many voters who see too little difference between two corrupted parties, with blacks being taken for granted by the Democrats, and with the deep disaffection of youth. The energy of the youth support for the Howard Dean campaign and avid participation in the recent anti-globalization protests are promising signs, however, of the potential to engage them."
These are not the writings of an illiterate, which is hardly surprising given his degrees from Harvard and Princeton, his authorship of several books and journal articles, and his teaching jobs at Union Theological Seminary in the City, Yale, Haverford, and Princeton. I don't agree with everything he writes and says, either, but I suspect that is his literary ability exceeds yours as well as mine.
The entire title of the book that you're referring to is: DEMOCRACY MATTERS: WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST IMPERIALISM.
I read it, and published a review of it a few years ago.
ghadd

United States

#92 Oct 21, 2011
im surprized hes not a reverend ...proof positive that some minds are a waste . wonder if he ever spit in sandwitches like a certain, now reverend did...some times i wonder whats the differance between a witch doctor and a so called man of the cloth.and does it still "TAKE A VILLAGE"..or a welfare check???

“We are what we think!!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Aug 08

Anger has no eyes!

#95 Oct 21, 2011
Dear Dr. Savant, you've a mail!
Savant wrote:
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The entire title of the book that you're referring to is: DEMOCRACY MATTERS: WINNING THE FIGHT AGAINST IMPERIALISM.
I read it, and published a review of it a few years ago.

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#96 Oct 21, 2011
EkDesiLadki wrote:
Dear Dr. Savant, you've a mail!
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I will check it out.

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