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Douglasville, GA

Shorter work hours for employees

No, but I can transfuse the blood of one human to another, but not that of your poodle due to rejection and incompatibility. As a medical professional, I will happily debate the similarities of the human body, mind, and genetic code, irrespective of the amount of melanin on the surface. For one who gives the appearance of being well-learned, you go a long way to seek out prejudice in all of her flavors. You sound like the authors of The Bell Curve in the '90s.  (Nov 12, 2012 | post #39)

Douglasville, GA

Shorter work hours for employees

I would hope that, in this enlightened age, we have the clarity to recognize that people are people and that what unites us is our ideology, intelligence (or lack thereof), and desire for a common public good. While stereotypes exist for a reason, there are shining examples of every race that should make us proud to be ONE race, the human race. Homo Sapiens are we all. Yeah, that smacks of idealism and I know it. A man can hope, though. Also, and as an aside, I see blood everyday from members of all races and I can assure you that we all bleed the same color. :) MLM  (Nov 12, 2012 | post #35)

Douglasville, GA

There's so much denial and animosity

That is why I wrote that I observe this phenomena on both sides of the aisle. Neither Republicans nor Democrats are exempt. We are as widely divided as a nation today as we have ever been. With both parties catering to their respective extremes, is there ever really going to be a meeting of the minds? There is little hope of making a majority happy until everybody realizes that there will have to be compromise and some moderate ideals injected into the argument. There are simply few centrists left. But...thank you for the compliment. I don't contribute all that often here and am sometimes discouraged by some of the racist ranting and vitriol which sidetracks us from the real problems at hand. Affiliations aside, many of us really DO care what happens to our country and those who inhabit it, Red or Blue. MLM  (Nov 12, 2012 | post #8)

Douglasville, GA

Douglas county votes 51% for Obama

Yes he did. He was also quite witty and brilliant. Although I am, admittedly, somewhat of an Anglophile, one has to appreciate the witticisms of both Churchill and Thatcher. "One of the best arguments against Democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." - WC Good stuff.  (Nov 12, 2012 | post #127)

Douglasville, GA

There's so much denial and animosity

This is the problem with absolutism, and the problem we face in this country with a highly-polarized, two-party system. Where have all of the centrists gone? Where are the moderates? Where are the true statesmen? I don't think anybody who has thought things through believes in EVERYTHING that either party has put forth. Part of what sank the GOP efforts was the mouthing off of fools like Akin. I find his statements, as well as his ignorance, quite embarrassing. That kind of caveman ideology is what gets hammered in the media and played up by the other side. Every nuance is dissected and examined, then politicized for the gain of the other side. Did you truly believe the ad that stated "Mitt Romney killed my wife?" because his company was involved in shutting down a company that used to employ a man whose wife was unfortunate enough to succumb to cancer years later? Seriously? In this day and age, anybody will say just about anything to get elected and to smear the other side. It is quite sickening. For all of his faults, watch the movie "Game Change" and see how John McCain acquitted himself. HE was a statesman, just like George H W Bush and Reagan before him. Those of the "greatest generation" are no more and we have moved on to...this. A pity. MLM  (Nov 12, 2012 | post #6)

Douglasville, GA

Douglas county votes 51% for Obama

"The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." You know, that Margaret Thatcher was a pretty smart lady.  (Nov 12, 2012 | post #123)

Douglasville, GA

'White People Vote For White People Like It's Going Out O...

I must say that, while demographic shift is causing a redistribution in the electorate in this country, playing the politics of division and hate will get us, as a country, nowhere. Fast. One has to remember that there are exceptions to every rule. Recently, a Black celebrity, Stacey Dash, took a lot of flack for voting for Mitt Romney. She, like I, voted for the candidate we felt best able to bring our country back from the precipice of the abyss. NOT because of an ethnicity, but because of an ideology. I am not in the racial majority, but am a person who happens to NOT be a Democrat largely because I disagree with an entitlement-based philosophy that I believe is seriously damaging our nation. There is nothing wrong with hard work, and it isn't right to allow many who achieve the most to be forced to provide for everybody, particularly those who are not attempting to help themselves. Social engineering and wealth redistribution are not enterprises in which I would like to see our government, and my tax dollars, engaged. MLM  (Nov 12, 2012 | post #13)

Douglasville, GA

Douglas county votes 51% for Obama

I also believe that the demographic shift across the country will pose problems for the GOP if we move forward with the same platform and the same flavor. The disparity in minority, youth (18-29 year olds), and female voters in favor of Obama is something that is gravely concerning. I am hopeful that a candidate, such as Marco Rubio, can energize the GOP the next time around and bring some semblance of fairness and balance to the Oval Office. I get very irritated hearing Obama, Reid, and Pelosi spewing their divisive venom about "millionaires and billionaires" needing to pay their "fair share." Nearly 50% of wage earners pay little or no federal taxes into a system used, by and large, by this same 50%. Seriously? I cannot envision a time in which I will ever believe that Robin Hood economics or Socialism are a good idea. MLM  (Nov 11, 2012 | post #99)

Douglasville, GA

obamacare layoffs-

A sad trend. I am sure those of a liberal mindset will blame the layoffs on reactionary conservatism, but the writing may already be on the wall. Perhaps the GOP will be better positioned in 2016 to put forth a more serious challenger. I just hope it isn't too late to avoid becoming the EU over the next 4 years. Synergy, I have to admit you made me laugh with the introduction of the Santa Claus Party in another thread! I am going to have to use that! MLM  (Nov 11, 2012 | post #5)

Douglasville, GA

Black Country Communion

Kindred, Nice find! Listened to a few of their European sets on YouTube. Don't often find current bands making that kind of music anymore! Hope to see them in the States soon! Cheers, MLM  (Feb 25, 2012 | post #14)

Douglasville, GA

your tax dollars at work-WASTING --WASTING

It is politics as usual. They are all the same, unfortunately. Vote them ALL out and let's start over. MLM  (Aug 16, 2011 | post #5)

Douglasville, GA

Romney (Rep.) - Corporations are People

Ron Paul is an interesting candidate. He has some good things to say, but I couldn't help but think he was THIS close to foaming at the mouth and biting someone. Perhaps a little too much wild-eyed Howard Dean in him, I think. Mitt...he is too wooden and without charisma. Still watching the candidate pool and hoping.  (Aug 14, 2011 | post #14)

Douglasville, GA

Perry, Bachman, Romney- LOL!

Exactly my point, TGVR. I don't know whether his particular beliefs are as fruity as Pelosi's or not because he leads from the rear. After this recent debt ceiling debacle, I am ready to vote all of these bums out and start anew.  (Aug 14, 2011 | post #32)

Douglasville, GA

Tea-Party Palin- Crashed the GOP party.

Sadly, I think she serves as a distraction and she loves the attention. If she continues to be a sideline act, grabbing for attention, it is quite possible that she and the Tea Party could do to the Republicans what Ralph Nader did to the Democrats. That would be a terrible shame and I sincerely hope that she can see the big picture and remove herself from the limelight. The Dems are salivating, watching folks like her and The Donald, who are more celebrity than serious politician. Let's not just give it to them.  (Aug 14, 2011 | post #21)

Douglasville, GA

Perry, Bachman, Romney- LOL!

Bush started the mess, Obama has worsened it. I attribute this to a leadership style that is too hands off. If he had LEAD instead of following the fringe lunacy of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, perhaps something worthwhile could have been accomplished while the Dems held the Executive and Legislative branches.  (Aug 14, 2011 | post #28)

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