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Tuesday, March 18. 2008
Heading south to NYC right now, and I will be busy tomorrow, so I will leave these:
The demise of dead tree encyclopedias. Sad. When I was in high school, I could not understand much of anything without my Columbia Encyclopedia on my desk and my giant multi-volume Britannica on the shelf - a major gift from my parents. Still have it. If you don't look up stuff you don't know, you will never know the first thing about anything. Not that I do not appreciate Wiki for quick reminders, links, and superficial introductions: Wiki is not all that bad as a starting point for exploring things. For example, I gave myself a fine mini-survey of the history of China the other day. It was good. I like to get the big picture before the details or I end up disoriented.
Climate change hoopla, 1890-present. Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything to make money from it but Al Gore.
Would the Dalai Lama resist any oppression? Doubtful.
My visit to the Boston Globe. Squaring the Boston Globe
"Barack, I didn't do it for this." And yet, with Rev. Wright, Obama's appeal rises among black Democrats. Related: Michelle Obama represents the problem, not the solution. Finally, Dr. Sanity on Shelby Steele's essay on "bargaining." Honestly, I am sick of race. It's a stupid topic.
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Tibetans need a leader and the Dalai Lama ain't it, he's been hanging around with soft-brained Western leftists for too long.
..... Exactly right on Tibet and the Dalai Lama. Too bad for that country. I read "Seven Years in Tibet" and the Dalai Lama was a young boy at the time of the writing. The foreshadowings of the country's sad future were apparent even then.
RE: Michelle Obama. I wish she'd give a whole lot of speeches so we could see her twisted message of HOPE more often. Obama is truly saddled with losers.....
And agree with NJ - I'm so sick of race issues! Oh that Jesse and Al haven't spawn to carry on into the next generation as they do.
I'll say... despite forty thousand years of contrary evidence, he can make this statement...
"Violence is against human nature"
A fine sentiment when living on isolated mountaintops... less so when living in the real world.
A good observation of this man’s insular naiveté; "Violence is against human nature." Not bloody likely!
You folks maybe sick of race but it is one of the seminal human characteristics. From those characteristics entire cultures develop. Some good, some horrible.
The aversion we have develop in discussing race and cultures, and which are better than others has developed into a very nasty phobia.
A multiplicity of races and cultures exist. They are not all equal in the scope of contribution to mankind but we've brained ourselves into some kind of firm belief that all men (and cultures) are equal...some just different. It's great metaphysical whimsy but doesn't come close to reality.
Different races .... get over it.
Pardon me while I point out that weeks ago I said Obama was just a shuck and jive huckster.
Now the chorus has pick up this hallelujah and are awakening to see Obama for what he is. Jeremiah Wrights stree wise alter ego....man what a sham. Exposed and go'n down. Good.
off-thread, no response desired as completely off-thread, but this amazing find this afternoon:
Read what's written, Habu. We don't need a lecture on race. Note the gripe is hearing about it all the frigging time. You get over it.
And guess why we heard about it all the time Meta?
Could it be that it is one of the prime components in the universe of mankind?
Could it be that race plays a major role, along with religion in creating the milieu of our time and of all time?
I would love to understand your exhaustion. Care to dilate your heartburn over discussing race or is it too painful?
As a coup de grace, you might as well get over it because it's not going away in your lifetime I guarantee that.
The floor is yours, explain away .....
Do you consider my comments on #4 a lecture on race? If you do see your doctor immediately for possible ADD.
It's 102 words. I don't believe that meets the generally accepted length of a lecture. But then maybe you always used Cliff Notes.
" I don't believe that meets the generally accepted length of a lecture."
You might be correct, Habu. Stay after class.
"Truly, the Democratic Party is now headed for a train wreck. Though Barack seems likely to win more pledged delegates than Hillary, the super-delegates will have to decide whether they want to offer America a nominee whose pastor and mentor embodies the anti-white racism and anti-Americanism that has ever brought the patriotic blood of Middle America to a boil . Wright is not the sort of fellow you want to bring with you into "Deer Hunter" Country."
There is an exellent video on the Navy Times site with a young Marine singing "I'm not ready to quit the fight", in response to the Dixie Chicks. I don't know how to do all the linking and stuff, Sorry
"And guess why we heard about it all the time Meta?"
Well, for one thing, you can't seem to shut up about it. Al, Jesse, Michelle, Rev. Wright, and the MSM can't seem to shut up about it either. What if they did shut up about it, Habu? Think the cultural landscape might simmer down a bit?
"Could it be that it is one of the prime components in the universe of mankind?
Could it be that race plays a major role, along with religion in creating the milieu of our time and of all time?"
Geepers. I don't know. Seems to me the less griping about race and religion, the better. Hey, what do you think? Do you think race causes more trouble or religion causes more trouble? What, darn it, should we human beings do about it?
"I would love to understand your exhaustion. Care to dilate your heartburn over discussing race or is it too painful?"
Nah. You blow it out your ass. It's your favorite topic, after all. It bores me to death, and I attempt to keep my inner racist quiet with the exception of Michelle. They've taken her off the stage so I can go back to ignoring race as I usually do. I see Rev. Wright's replacement has no intention of letting Wright's leit motiv go quiet. Maybe I'll mutter the N-word to avoid that ghastly heartburn and rainbow shitting.
"As a coup de grace, you might as well get over it because it's not going away in your lifetime I guarantee that."
I don't need to get over it. You do.
"Nah. You blow it out your ass."
Well Meta, that's not a nice thing to say. But I suppose when one isn't educated or refined then the single wide with the car tires on the roof really shines through.
Meta, this is America and I know you can do some reading and in a few months get up to speed on the real world.
I think your statement:
Geepers. I don't know. Seems to me the less griping about race and religion, the better . Hey, what do you think? Do you think race causes more trouble or religion causes more trouble? What, darn it, should we human beings do about it?"
What an inquisitive penetrating analysis. No doubt your best work.
BTW..you may want to brush your tooth and gargle before going out.
Hah. I love it when you lose an argument. You start shitting sand turds and then start kicking them around the playground with your scruffy red Keds.
A bit crampy today?
Your ADD really kicked in 'cause we never had a discussion. You refused to engage. And the thought of me losing any substantive discussion of merit to you on any topic is magnum reductio ad absurdum.
Others on this site can kick my butt, however you do not fall into that category.
PS. I wear Bruno Magli .
"'cause we never had a discussion. You refused to engage."
Un unh. I tried to engage you with a thoughtful, sincere, erudite query about something you brought up. Here:
"... what do you think? Do you think race causes more trouble or religion causes more trouble? What, darn it, should we human beings do about it?"
Hep us out, Habu. Pleeeze. Engage us in your engaging personage.
As Moonbattery pointed out yesterday Obamas appeal has taken a bump UP since his soul brother/mentor/racists partor Wright has been defended by Barak.
It is edifying in that the N-people feel so passionately hateful toward the white race. Couple that with the book store at the church filled with Malcolm X and Nation of Islam screeds and you have the makings of a real recruitment rich environment for AQ and other terrorist groups. Wright is just a Black Panther/NOI/racist in spades.
(Meta, only 81 words , hey, hey.....)
"(Meta, only 81 words , hey, hey.....)"
Hot damn! :) Anything beats those walls of text you copy and paste for us retards here.
Two things are happening:
Blacks are coming out for a black power candidate, as Wright defines Hussein.
White MSM types are able now to make even more of a Dr. King out of Hussein, since, well, HE is the only one allowed to talk about it.
Therefore: the more it gets talked about the blacker he becomes, more untouchable in some ways, and more mystical.
I don't think this applies to Habu. He isn't heard by enough people.
And Meta- you really have an inner racist that hates Michelle? You are saying that you hate her for her skin color and not her stupid views? Yikes. I hate Michelle because she hates this country- despite what she has made for herself.
I think her vibe is all about the theatre I mentioned at the top of my post- and you admit to falling for it. (in one of the ways the Hussein family wants)
Make up your own mind about individuals, usually skin color has very little to do with what it takes to make up your mind about people.
"And Meta- you really have an inner racist that hates Michelle?"
Are you saying she would say what she says if she were white?
Absolutely. You must not live where socialists and lefty commies rule. I hear Michelle O'Bama in every white hippy-crite we have in this town known as Moscow on the Willamette.
Born to money, swearing against it, begging for more taxes, yearning to tear it all down, man. and on and on. Very similar to her stupid view of "no hope" and "no progress" unless whitey (USA) gets it in the teeth.
Have you ever met a liberal, uh, progressive, uh, revolutionary? "It will be the greatest day when the Airforce has to hold a bake sale to build a new bomber and all the children are fed already" or some such bumper sticker crap.
Either that or you are a racist thru and thru. Your reply indicates all of the above. There really is no need to hate a skin color- people give you plenty of reasons above and beyond that slim distinction. (up to and including blind adherance to a skin color)
Honey do time ..back later for the latest in:
As Obama Squirms
In the meantime a stroll through Ferris State University's Black studies area is a treat. My fav
Aunt Jemima Born.
In 1889, Charles Rutt, a Missouri newspaper editor, and Charles G. Underwood, a mill owner, developed the idea of a self-rising flour that only needed water. Rutt called it Aunt Jemima's recipe. Rutt borrowed the Aunt Jemima name from a popular vaudeville song that he had heard performed by a team of minstrel performers. The minstrels included a skit with a southern mammy. Unfortunately for him, he and his partner lacked the necessary capital to effectively promote and market the product. They sold the pancake recipe and the accompanying Aunt Jemima marketing idea to the R.T. Davis Mill Company.
Habu, honey...... fetch me a tampon on your way back, please.
"Tampon" the word comes from Civil War slang -- from so many civilians hearing for the first time the old military term "tampion" for the wooden plug used to weatherproof gun barrels (not making any comment about the care of dangerous contraptions, just relaying the etymology).
Buddy Larsen. I challenge you, boy. Is you or ain't you calling my vigina a 'dangerous contraption'. I cud lern you a few thaings you scalawag. An don be callin' it no 'hot barrel' ethre.
An my viginy don need no whether-proofin cos I don stan on me haid often nuff. Weth me laigs spred.
all i know is i wuz free white and barely green broke when i run up on one o them thangs and afore i knowed it i wuz harnessed and pullin a load raisin a whole passle o little dwarf demons. now you tell about whut air and whut air not a dangerous contraption
oops ..being a Vietnam vet I still hate Jane Fonda and she's, gasp, a white person.
Meta ain't crampin', she done got a wild hair acrost her ass. That's one kickin' filly, boys. Keep it up, meta. Your like tabasco sauce on plain eggs.
agree -- she'll shoot you where you stand if you don't mind yer p's & q's.
Habu , Inc is making available for the first time to the public....... META GONE WILD
Just send in the boxtop from a kotex box and $19 euros to Habu, Cayman Islands, Silvers Cove, slip #5. (The 50' Huckins with four staterooms ,etc) and you'll also get, a set of magic putty.
Hurry while supplies last.
META GONE WILD.
They're sold out of the movie. Habu bought 'em all.
He met me at the book signing of META GONE WILD and after I called him 'Daddy', he cried for his mama and ruint the Kotex.
C'mere, Daddy.... Wild Girl wants your awesome auger again.
"awesome auger" -- haw --habu kain't answer he is busy sewing a cockade on his kepi