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Wednesday, April 10. 2019
Replace Pence with Candace, at least. It's not just her pushback, but her entire presentation to Congress:
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Ted Lieu used the classic left wing/fascist attack and lies in an attempt to smear Ms Owens. It backfired because he did not expect her to respond so forcefully and eloquently. Ted Lieu is dishonest and has a far left agenda that includes taking our 2nd amendment rights away and increasing immigration beyond our ability to absorb it. Ted Lieu is dangerous to our freedom.
Ted Lieu showed himself to be scum. Owens called him out on it very capably.
She's rather impressive, and I'm hoping she'll decide that a political career is a good future for her.
They tried to smear her during the Kavanaugh hearings as a token and Uncle Tom, right?
I actually don't think Trump will run again. He is probably going to say screw this, I'm tired of dealing with these idiots who would rather destroy the country than improve the country. That would leave the door open for Pence, who the Socialists would find, to their dismay, is 10 times more toxic to their agenda than Trump is. He's a True Believer, Trump's a pragmatist. They're also not going to find any dirt on Pence, especially since he is scrupulous about following the "Billy Graham Rule." The most they can do is slime Pence and his wife for being Christians, but one day that is going to backfire on them big time--Christians are already pretty aware that the Socialists coming to power would mean heavy persecution. And frankly, this present crop is crazier and more psychotic than the Khmer Rouge.
But it would be interesting to have this lady as the GOP VP candidate and would put the Socialists in a real bind.
Even though this woman gave a noble speech, that still doesn't change the way that I feel about blacks. I think that the black race is irredeemable. There is just no way to transform a savage, primitive people into an asset.
Just look at Detroit; anyplace that has a large number of blacks is a disaster area. No amount of money or education will change that. The only solution, in my opinion, is to expel all blacks from America.
Such an inane and vacuous remark. At what shade of white to black do people become irredeemable? Have you ever heard about the Black Wall Street or read Fredrick Douglas?
I suppose it was cathartic for you to type that out. Why not give your opinion on the Jews while you're at it.
I agree with Solzhenitsyn the "the line between good and evil runs right through the heart of every human being and who would want to cut out their own heart?"
For those of you who harbor some kind of delusional sympathy for blacks, let me tell you that when the next recession hits, they will probably burn down all of our cities.
And people wonder about 'dog whistles'...
Listen - your views are your own, and not generally shared by people who think on their own, work with a broad cross-section of humanity, and realize that commentary like this is just trolling/baiting, even if the person may believe some/all of it.
I'm all for free speech. So disparage away. But let's be clear - people who are like you are what make it difficult to be supportive of free markets and oppose socialism.
No reasonable person is going to become a socialist if it presents itself as exclusive (it IS exclusive, but I'm not getting into the details of that now). But if free markets allow people to be exclusive (and they do) then idiots who become socialist use people like you and your exclusive commentary as 'proof' and 'evidence' that markets fail.
"If one person like this exists, it's the system that's failing"
That comment, of course, is incorrect. Your existence proves the system works. But small-minded people don't understand that. They see what they see - your hate - and use it to build a case.
Your small mindedness begets a broader base of small-mindedness. It's sad, really.
I don't think that I'm being small-minded. And I am certainly not attempting to troll anyone. The point is that I genuinely don't consider black people to be human. In my opinion, blacks are a branch of the evolutionary tree that never developed.
Further, I would like to make it clear that I have spent my entire life around blacks; so I know what I'm talking about. I find them to be stupid, violent, and completely untrustworthy.
There is nothing worse that can happen to a school or neighborhood than the arrival of blacks. It's horrible.
One thing I would ask: Don't misjudge my opinion as "hate."
My decision to recommend the expulsion of blacks from America is based on logic. Our country would be much safer without them. In fact, the whole world would be better off without them.
I have to say, that's a very disheartening stance you've arrived at, especially if you've listened to someone of Ms. Owens' caliber speak extemporaneously.
I've lived and worked with black people all over the world who capably refute your assertion at almost every level, including one extremely talented black CEO of a multi-billion dollar oil corporation, whom I was fortunate to report to and who was nothing less than continually impressive with his skill and intellect. And on the other hand, I've lived in Texas for nearly all my adult life, in areas of the cotton-bottoms where violent prejudices and racism ran the deepest and longest - I've had old black men get out of line in front of me at the bank, just because I was a young white man, because they had been beaten down by that culture to that extent, as late as the 1980's. I even had the sorry vestiges of the Klan try to subtly recruit me once, way back then.
But those times are long gone. Do I feel white privilege guilt? Hell, no. My ancestors fought the revolution, then the Civil War. The state of our predominantly black cities in our country got to where they are now because of an unfortunate and toxic combination of politics, bad social science, exploitation with malice with many bad actors, and yes, acquired behaviors as influenced by racial character.
The bell curves of the racial characteristics undeniably overlay with different shapes. I'm not a nature vs. nurture guy, I believe they are both fundamental to the formation of a person's character. There are rotten behaviors and predilections to violence that I've seen here, in Africa, in the Far East, in the Arab nations. All you need is poor people, limited resources for existence, little hope, and ignorance. I think you have it wrong, and hope you at least continue to observe and shape your views with an open mind.
Even though you wrote a disgustingly ignorant comment it still doesn’t change the way I feel about Jews. One asshole does not condemn an entire religion. (If by chance, you’re not Jewish, good for Jewry. They don’t need to claim your sorry ass.)
In my 67 years on this Earth, I’ve learned that bigotry and willful ignorance come in all colors and creeds.
Do us all a favor and after smashing your keyboard, crawl back under the slime-covered rock whence you came.
I am a 75 yo man, I spent 20 years in the military and worked with blacks and hispanics, red necks Southerners and good people and not so good. I met a black man early in my career who impressed me. As luck would have it I met up with him again on a second assignment so I knew him and worked with him and played sports with him for about four years. That was 50 years ago and I consider him second only to my father as a man I respect. I met and worked with and worked for many hispanics and I liked everyone of them. I could go on but my point is that it is difficult for me to accept this kind of comment even from someone who is obviously trolling MaggiesFarm.
Wow, just wow.
Among other examples, I had a black surgeon who saved my life. Best doctor in the state in his specialty, and a very nice guy on top of that.
So what do you think about Asians? Are you in the Yellow Peril camp?
Neither white nationalists nor the KKK nor any racist could devise a more effective system for keeping blacks down than the "Black Leaders", the academic left, and the political left. The first tell blacks that they can't succeed and that they are powerless to change their circumstances. The second create worthless schools that are a waste of time and block efforts to open up educational opportunities to blacks via school choice or charter schools. The third pays them enough to make earning one's way out of poverty extremely difficult so they are encouraged to stay poor and uneducated. If one were a racist, one would not feel the need to do anything because the establishment left is doing everything for them.
I love Ms. Owens exactly where she is: as an out-spoken critic of Democrat hypocrisy and a voice for a generation of young people not willing to dance to the political two-step. She's a tad young for VP, and entirely too self-directed to march to a script written by any one but her.
Better, she should enlarge her role heading a communication network that stresses fact vs. fiction, truth vs. propaganda, and uses history to detail choices that enhance individual rights and rule of law.
She has an devoted audience now thanks to her smart positioning as being nobody's fool. You go for it, Candace. Your country needs you!
I want to know who the rude man was who was sitting on Candace's right. He did everything he could to distract her, shaking his head, moving his hand into her space. Who was he and what organization does he represent?
Owens absolutely killed it! She made Nadler and Lieu, and by extension the media and Democrats, look like idiots for their continual “nationalism is literally Hitler” nonsense.
Scott Adams talked about her in glowing terms on his podcast Wednesday.
We need more of this. Conservatives who are incapable of fighting back need not apply. And thank God for Prager U!