We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It comes as a blow to the solar plexus to confront the fact that in urban African American communities all across America a frank racist hate-filled rhetoric is not merely condoned but actually celebrated. We white conservatives have been taught for the last generation to button our lips and never to give utterance to a racist thought. We thought that we were parties to a bargain: that if we shut up and truckled to the liberal race bullies sooner or later we would emerge from the post civil-rights era and its hypocrisies of affirmative action and diversity and we would ascend to the sunny green uplands of post-racism.
Now we hear the ravings of Reverend Wright and realize that we have been had. While we were buttoning our lips and attending compulsory diversity seminars liberals were not holding up their end of the deal and neutralizing the Reverend Wrights of America and their vicious racist bile. On the contrary, liberals were pumping them up!
I was sad reading the puff and fluff article on the merger of Wrigley's and Mars. Oligopoly is the wave of the future. How did Goldman Sachs get their slimey fingers in the candy dish? Did they use the T Bills they got from the Fed on the Bear sterns deal; if so thats my/ our company!! I hope all the insiders on this deal die a violent death Buffett included, he's no Mr clean his favorite number is probably 666.
Thats my gal Hillary, bringing home the bacon for New Yorkers. Being the most taxed, we should get the most returned. Only problem is, the more she brings home, the more we are taxed. Thats OK, we'll just tax those rich families making a hundred grand or more.
At least I can feel secure in knowing that the Big Oil companies are quaking in their boots, because Hillary is going to straighten them out and get our gas prices lowered. How do I know that? Because she said so, and she doesn't lie.
Re liberals and racism: At the end of the day, you just don't get a black man elected president by browbeating whites. They are going to go into that booth, say FU, and vote for the other guy.
Obama thought he was so smart and slick that he could play both sides of this street. He could be buds with the Sharptons and the Wrights, he could get Wright on Moyerts and rehab his image, and run for President with no blowback. But Sharpton goes through life bashing strawmen, and the POTUS is one of those strawmen no matter WHO (s)he is. So you got to watch your back with him. And Wright gets his juice through racebaiting. Obama got him hooked up with Moyers and started the whitewash process, but the minute Obama's handlers turned their backs, Wright went true to form in front of that Detroit crowd. He is what he is, and you have to watch your back with him as well.
Obama finally did what he should have done in the first place - what he should have done YEARS ago, and put some distance between himself and that clown. For all his slickness, great rhetoric and education, Obama's shown the world that his massive ego has made him a fool.
re: the Dartmouth story. to quote my dad (who paid for two of his children to go here) "This is too sick to be a joke. The lady needs to be institutionalized but the College should be embarrassed for ever hiring this fruitcake." well put i think.
We white conservatives have been taught for the last generation to button our lips and never to give utterance to a racist thought. We thought that we were parties to a bargain: that if we shut up and truckled to the liberal race bullies sooner or later we would emerge from the post civil-rights era and its hypocrisies of affirmative action and diversity and we would ascend to the sunny green uplands of post-racism.
You will NEVER get the blacks in this country to move beyond the slavery issue. The Democrats have seen to that.
But why they won't help their black brothers and sisters in Mother Africa from continuing slavery by their own people is truly pitiful.
They have learned the victim status well in American and now are getting just a whiff of what might be: a black (actually mulattto) President and they are now coming out of the closet with their ahtred of whites.
Whites are totally befuddled by this turn of events since they have given and given and given to the black community..well we've been suckers and it's just starting to heat up.
I have NO doubt the black community, now being pushed by the Hispanics as the primo minority will hook up with Islam in greater and greater numbers...then we'll have a problem we won't be able to legislate a solution to. It's gonna get ugly, very ,very ugly. Alea iacta est
I'm afraid you chaps have been had by the tricknology of the Wright-Obama drama.
It's a put up job so Obama can continue to look sound in his judgement and fierce in his conviction of being a post racial candidate. He and Wright are in league on this entire scam and the white population that already supports Obama now have cover to continue to do so.
A pruely diaphanous charade.
Has the word chiggers been outlawed yet? or simply modified to chigroes?