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APNewsBreak: Source says police recommend dropping charge...

Exactly!  (Jul 23, 2009 | post #192)

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Attorney General to Classify Pro-Life, Pro-Gun Americans ...

So you know most of the people in NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles? That's quite impressive! And you can read minds too? Cripes Lewis! What are you doing with this unprecedented talent, and why are you keeping it to yourself? You're not the only person to have traveled this country, or the world for that matter. "Most people in NYC..." thanks for the laugh.  (Jul 22, 2009 | post #4241)

Chicago Tribune

Illinois to offer $6,00 loans for down payments on homes

That's some incredibly insightful analysis.  (Jul 22, 2009 | post #47)

US Politics

Attorney General to Classify Pro-Life, Pro-Gun Americans ...

Where in your estimation is "the real world"?  (Jul 22, 2009 | post #4203)

Chicago Tribune

Illinois to offer $6,00 loans for down payments on homes

Really? Most people do not pay the total purchase price of their home outright; they make a down payment and use a home mortgage or mortgages (loans) to pay for the rest. If your issue is with aiding people who can not afford the purchase in the first place that is a separate issue with which I agree. As stated your argument is illogical and flawed.  (Jul 22, 2009 | post #7)

Chicago Tribune

APNewsBreak: Source says police recommend dropping charge...

I second that. He and Al Sharpton need to be ignored. But I disagree that this incident should be labeled a crisis. It was a total non-event.  (Jul 21, 2009 | post #161)

Chicago Tribune

APNewsBreak: Source says police recommend dropping charge...

Fair enough, but Professor Gates is not only an Ivy League Professor, but also a published author, journalist, frequent pundit on television and the lecture circut, and a prominent member of a fairly small community. The inability to put a face to the name, or even be familiar with "a name" is not uncommon.  (Jul 21, 2009 | post #130)

Chicago Tribune

APNewsBreak: Source says police recommend dropping charge...

I'm not going to attempt to measure the intelligence of these officers, but I do question their level of awareness about the community they patrol. I don't agree that this is a case of racism in any way, shape or form, but rather ignorance on the part of the police in this instance and frustration on the part of Professor Gates. I've been on a return flight to NYC from Shenyang (China) and it was no picnic. I can tell you that I wouldn't be happy to return home to a door that wouldn't open and an accusation of burglary particularly if I had achieved the professional and social status that Professor Gates has achieved in his life. Both parties are culpable here, although Professor Gates bears the brunt of the responsibility for not being cooperative. Moreover, if he truly believed that he was a victim of racism or racial profiling why would he think he could reason with the prepetrators? Racists can not be reasoned with. If he truly believed he was being victimized, he would have been better off making his case to someone (like his lawyer) other than the officers on the scene.  (Jul 21, 2009 | post #64)

Chicago Tribune

APNewsBreak: Source says police recommend dropping charge...

While I agree with you on Cynthia McKinney, Professor Gates is a noted national figure whether you are aware of him or not. Check Time Magazine, PBS, or Barnes and Noble bookstore. "Do nothing/know nothing professor." you might want to do some reading before making such an assertion. If this were true anyone could be a professor at Harvard or elsewhere. I think that you would be aware that one at least has to have achieved degree status to become a professor, and in the case of Harvard become published--that would hardly count as "do nothing".  (Jul 21, 2009 | post #49)

Chicago Tribune

APNewsBreak: Source says police recommend dropping charge...

I recognized Professor Gates from the picture before I even read the article. How is it that not one of the officers on the scene was able to recognize a noted national figure?  (Jul 21, 2009 | post #8)

Chicago Tribune

Fed up Minnesota man sprays teens toilet-papering his hou...

Excellent! If they wanted to toliet paper a yard, they should have done so to their own.  (Dec 12, 2008 | post #80)

Chicago Tribune

Governor's wife supported his pay-to-play Senate scheme, ...

He {Blagojevich}lashe d out at Obama's people in anger at one point, saying, 'They're not willing to give me anything except appreciation. F- - - them.'"  (Dec 10, 2008 | post #268)

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Teen in Prospect Heights crash that killed girl admitted ...

I'm interested to know what the "bad" kids are doing since so many of the "good" kids are getting caught killing, driving drunk, using and/or selling drugs, gang banging, and being net detractors to the general welfare of society.  (Dec 9, 2008 | post #170)

Chicago Tribune

Barack Obama, our next President

Now we are on the same page! Only ignorant people would ascribe education and the benefit it affords as being a white trait. Those people should be ignored and left to stand drinking 40s on the corner, which is likely where they will be for the rest of their lives anyway. I don't think that Obama's achievement will change the minds or the path of the ignorant. There were success stories before Obama which those people did not model themselves after what would make anyone think that Obama's achievement would be a catalyst for change for people of that ilk?  (Nov 5, 2008 | post #76)

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