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Re: The VRA Petition by Rainbow/PUSH

James Wesley Chester ·
Re: The VRA Petition by Rainbow/PUSH
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Re: The VRA Petition by Rainbow/PUSH

James Wesley Chester ·
Exactly!!!! Why would they do that? I'm not sure we are having the same take. Here is the entire petition as it appears on the rainbow/PUSH site: __________________________________________________ PETITION TO SUPPORT REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 Whereas, 1965 Voting Rights Act is one of the nation's most important civil and human rights victories leading to political empowerment and voter enfranchisement; Whereas, key provisions of the Voting Rights Act will expire in...
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Re: Jesus = God .... Huh?

SpinCitySD ·
The best answer provided was by Kresge, I bow before your post of April 04. First it was on topic and second it tried to answer the question posted. I will add that Trinitarian doctrine came about at the council of Nicene in the Forth century A.D. As pointed out by Kresge there were numerous ideas about godhead and Jesus and all matters theological floating about at the time. The early fathers of the Christian church were in deep disagreement with other. There was so much confusion that the...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Kevin41 ·
**Once again..get your facts straight......you never know what the f-k you are talking about..Mike has given plenty of money to black causes and has expressed himself as being a black man many times...no matter what the f-k jealous azz people say in circles......read below and see why like dymally and emmitt till and many other things....you have no credibility and therefore are never taken serious...it is too easy to prove that you say shit you cannot substantiate....... Charitable...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

henry38 ·
And may the good Lord reward all his efforts. God bless MJ. I believe I and many right hearted people around the globe are eternally grateful to God for giving us such a man for he has done so much to bring sunshine and happiness to many in the world with his talent and love.
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Re: Commentary: Today's Black Leaders Support Issues that Actually Hamper Our Progress

shemika ·
I agree with some areas of social conservatism such as the fact pro-homosexuality is not beneficial to blacks. He talks about the importance of the black family, which is fine, and I agree...But to blame blacks for the consequences of cultural practices is wrong also. Blacks aren't the only ones receiving public assistance, whites get it more then they do with no backlash. Some of these same conservative churches criticizing poor blacks also survive by taking their money. What some black...
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Re: THEY HAVE A VERDICT!!!

Michael ·
"ATLANTA "” For the first time in decades, the NAACP on Saturday named a business executive "” not a minister, political figure or grass-roots activist "” as its leader. Bruce S. Gordon, former president of retail markets at Verizon Communications, said that under his leadership, the NAACP would increase its emphasis on entrepreneurial growth and economic justice in the black community. He also said the venerable civil rights organization should transcend partisan politics and build its ties...
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Re: African and Black American Relations: An African Perspective

James Wesley Chester ·
"unique to...America"---art_girl Thanks for the suggestion. A part of my goal is to adjust the use of language in America. Typically, 'indigenous' means 'original to', 'native to', as used in America's English. African American-Americans can, rightly, be argued to original to Africa., but not so as 'a people.' There is a great disconnect that does not enable identity to be established. While our origin occurred in America, it was out suppress as a people, oppression if you will. We created...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
As I said before, under those Democrats: Thousands of African American men and women would not be dead, maimed, or in harms way in Iraq now. The government would not be wantonly tapping phones, reading emails, viewing internet behavior, investigating books you withdrew from the library, investigating your credit card purchases etc., etc. without a warrant or any other legal justification. People would not be held without charges and without the benefit of legal representation in this...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
Now I see you are completely ignoring my posts since NOTHING in my post has ANYTHING to do with the past. Which issue - precisely - was brought about by "past Democrats"? Katrina? Gay marriage? The Iraq War? Africa policy? Alito and Roberts? Gun control? Universal healthcare? Gas prices? Government spying? Global warming? which?
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
Since we have evidence that the neo-cons supported the Iraq War prior to Bush even coming in office, what evidence do you have that would lead a reasonable person to think that Democrats would have fomented that same war? Beyond that, since Clinton was in office for eight years prior to Bush, if Democrats would have initiated the war - why didn't they? You think the Dick Cheney - Halliburton connection is a mere coincidence do you? Faith? First of all, no one has ever introduced the word...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

MBM ·
YES. The fact that this administration had published it strategy in Iraq before hand and the fact that they had a real and tangible financial interest in prosecuting the war seems to me to be a rather clear DIFFERENCE that lead to their action there. Beyond that - are you just plain AFRAID to deal with the real qquestion here? As you are wont to do - you keep raising this irrelevant "objection" (whatever that means?). First, I've already answered it. Second - for the sake of getting to the...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
MBM, with a1l due respect, this is insane... If George W. Bush is your measure of what a "conservative republican" is, then we're F*cked ... This guy is not conservative.... He's INSANE... Many in his own party (Colin Powell now for example) don't want to claim him - including apparently his own father.... AND THE DEMOCRATS STILL WENT ALONG.... PS: privatization of Social Security was an issue that first appeared on the radar screen under Bill Clinton.... PSS: Didn't the slaughter in Rwanda...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

HonestBrother ·
Again I'm a voting political pragmatist (democratic voter speaking here) ... but nevertheless, pragmatic or not, it is simply not acceptable to keep one's head buried in the sand... That being said, it's time for some political perspective (i.e., time to see beyond the last 6 years)... MBM says The MOST cogent argument against your view comes about by viewing history... the ultra -conservative cabal that is currently running this country was considered NUTS 35 years ago... they are the...
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Re: Are Liberals Really All That Different From Conservatives?

Black Viking ·
For the most part, I agree with this. But... I agree. Absolutely not true. Wars cost oil HB. Something has to power the war machine, and they're definitely not using ethanol. The global economy is is still expanding, which as you said, is demanding more oil. This factor existing without a war going on would have us seeing a drastic difference in the cost of oil. If we weren't using oil to power the war machine, and Iraq was still producing oil to sell to Europe, our consumption would be much...
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Re: What's the one question...

HonestBrother ·
ma'am : Although I should have known that when the great one known to mere mortals as ma'am chose to grant us a visual depiction of herself, she would choose a golden frog, is there a special reason? Also DDR: D ance D ance R evolution? INTP: I ntroverted i N tuitive T hinking P erceiving? But W-Indy-American? Please don't tell me you're an Independent Bush voter ... And IC3?
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Re: What's the one question...

ma'am ·
Hehe. The frog is random, but kinda cute. Noooo Bush love from me. West Indian-American. IC3 is English po-po code for a suspect Black.
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Re: Here Comes the New Wave of Barack Obamas

HonestBrother ·
Hell yes. They're more concerned that the average white (swing) voter doesn't perceive them as racist. They could give a sh*t what we think.
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Re: The Ka, the Ba, and Kabballah (&, the Ka'aba)

Oshun Auset ·
The part in bold is not true of indigenous traditions whatsoever. The indigenopus people (African or other) have not lost this aspect. Nor have the people who still follow these traditions that aren't living an indigenous existance. The Western world and the major religions have lost or suppress it, but not the indigenous.
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Re: Keith Olbermann's commentary on foxnews and clinton interview

TruthSeeker ·
I suspect Clinton's remarks are translating into a significant bump in the Dems' fundraising efforts, which in turn will fuel their campaigns. His remarks will "fire up the (partisan) base." Add to that the fact that the party out of power (the White House) typically gains seats in an off-year election, and you sense some Dem "momentum." Rather than George Bush, per se, Dems have not figured out collectively what they stand for, or accurately gauged the tempermaent of the US electorate. They...
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Re: FIRST 'BLACK-AND-HISPANIC' GRADUATE??

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
THIS IS NOTHING. A far more damaging notion is the number of Black people that accept the "poor and minority" label when WHITE LIBERALS and Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist argue against Photo Voter Id in the statement such as "Poor and Minority people who can't afford a state ID will be excluded from the voting process". The IDs are now free in most states that require it.....so they switch to the dog at my homework escuse story that they don't have the transportation to get...
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Re: Caribbean/African Voodoo

helen ·
See the website below to understand the source of their hatred. I was shocked when I realized it is still going on today BUT, they have a different tactic.Now they show it through these hateful marriages they make with americans to get greencards, steal all our money and destroy our health and lives. They are all over this internet trying desperately to suppress the truth. http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~scintech/mercury/MercuryUsageNew.htm STOP DESTROYING OUR HEALTH AND OUR REAL ESTATE...
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Re: U.S. Senate Democrats decry voter photo ID bill

Sweetwuzzy ·
American Elections and the Grand Old Tradition of Disenfranchisement By ADAM COHEN Published: October 8, 2006 The House of Representatives struck a major blow against democracy last month. It passed a bill that would deny the vote to anyone who shows up at the polls without a government-issued photo ID. The bill's requirements are so onerous and inflexible that they could prevent millions of eligible voters without driver's licenses "” who are disproportionately poor, minority or elderly "”...
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Re: U.S. Senate Democrats decry voter photo ID bill

HonestBrother ·
For anyone who thinks "What's the fuss?" consider this By the way, these Georgia Laws have been struck down now by several courts. This was only the latest. If it's no hassle why the hell do some peopple feel it necessary to misrepresent the facts????
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Re: U.S. Senate Democrats decry voter photo ID bill

EbonyRose ·
You know, that is just pitifful!! It's so brazen. And the actual State Board at that??? They do it because they know they can and can get away with it. I agree, HB ... if it's no big deal, then why go through all the effort?
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Re: U.S. Senate Democrats decry voter photo ID bill

EbonyRose ·
New voter registration laws leave thousands off the rolls By Richard Wolf, USA TODAY WASHINGTON "” Some of this year's elections could be decided by those who can't vote. VOTING FRAUD: Report refutes fraud at poll sites Across the country, new laws restricting who can register and vote have reduced the number of people who are eligible. Some of those laws have been blocked in court. Even so, critics say, the damage has been done: "¢In Arizona, about 21,000 voter registration applications...
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Re: Appreciating Jesse Jackson

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
You mean the POLICY that called for 6 way talks rather than bilateral talks? The talks that resulted in CHINA, the largest trading partner with North Korea sending a representative to N.K. to have them get in line? The leader of N.K. apologized for the first test and said that he would not do another. Is this the "refuse to talk" policy that he is speaking of? Sadly Mr. Curry doesn't point out the irony that the place where the most confusion took place in New Orleans had the name of the two...
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Re: Iowa, English, and Voting

ricardomath ·
Can somebody please expain to me how in the world (or even just here in Iowa) having multilingual voting materials "opens the door to voter fraud"?
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Re: Which is the greater political oxymoron?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
No I FULLY understand what you are saying. I AM SIMPLY NOT BUYING IT and you can't stand it. You see somewhere you were in a group of like minded individuals who told you about the concept of the "corporatists". They no doubt made heavy use of the term "neo-con". Both of these terms sat rather well with you and you decided to INCORPORATE these into your lexicon. While it may be true that there are organized individuals seeking to sway policy for their favor - IT IS ALSO TRUE THAT THEIR...
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Re: Gonzales cites importance of Voting Rights Act

Kevin41 ·
JWC.....FYI: Why Blacks Are Very Worried About the Voting Rights Act By C. Stone Brown ---------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com The reproduction, duplication, distribution, photocopying, publication, modification, copying or transmission of material from DiversityInc.com is illegal and strictly prohibited unless you have written consent from this site. Violators will be prosecuted. For licensing or bulk subscription information click...
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Re: And These Are Your BLACK REPUBLICANS

Popcorn ·
Marty, No problem. I'm glad you didn't take it personally. Nixon did put a lot of resources into enforcing the provisions of the 1964 and 1965 legislation, something LBJ didn't do.. maybe because of Vietnam, who knows. And he put a lot of money into the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the enforcement arm of the 64-65 legislation. The staff went from about 350 to almost 1700. Also, he issued Executive Order No. 11478 that strongly exhorted federal agencies "to establish and...
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Re: Who should get 2 vote?

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Shame on you dude!!!! Don't you know that Kevin and others have laid out the conspiracy to suppress Black college attendence and graduation rates? You are only complementing their efforts if this is so. I say - maximize the votes of Americans. Have people to be ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE CHOICES THAT THEY MAKE at the ballot box and not be allowed to REDIRECT TOWARD A BOOGIEMAN FOR THEIR OWN FAILURES.
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Re: Who should get 2 vote?

bigddouble ·
How is the stipulation of a college degree to vote any different than the old "land owner" qualifications or reading & U.S. Constitution tests? Reading or watching the news doesn't qualify you either - doing those things don't guarantee comprehension of political issues. Besides, how would you test whether a potential voter "understates" a platform or politician's past without bias? IMO, all an undergrad degree does is prepare you to work in coporate America. A BA/BS doesn't indicate...
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Re: Who should get 2 vote?

Kevin41 ·
*This is coming from someone who was shown 30 years of positive trends....supported policy efforts that resulted in those numbers turning downward, cannot express that in terms of effectiveness and cannot explain the results as indicative of their own fucking intentions....now all that shit is based on terminology he introduced to this board, yet went mum when asked about the shit specifically. Now you want to say I laid out a conspiracy.....man you are one dumb azz marginally educated ass...
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Re: Who should get 2 vote?

blaqfist ·
Kevin, C-Feed likes 2 pull your chain dawg.. As usual MBM always ruins my day w/ his superior logic... That is a pretty valid argument M'... I just think that anyone who does stuff like scribble in Daffy Duck/Popeye or any other such monkey bizness does not honour the voting process and should be removed from the voter roles.. And yes being able to read (English) and/or have a high school diploma/GED should be the minimum standard for eligibilty to vote... As black people we have a history...
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Re: Who should get 2 vote?

blaqfist ·
That is precisly my point... Having a BA demonstrates a minimum level of critical thinking capacity... No it is not a definitive indicatior of ones IQ, but it is a start.
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Re: Let the CULTURAL STRATEGIST Speak!

Nmaginate ·
Yeah... I can see that go over real well. So, once that happens and it is likely to happen (or at least a 50/50 chance, IMO) what will we do then? Go to the other party who has the option to do the same thing? So the next thing you know every four years: WHITE PARTY I: Yeah, we got you faded... BLACK BLOC: Okay... ... 4 Years Later ... BLACK BLOC: What happened? WHITE PARTY I: Well, what had happened was... BLACK BLOC: (*bounce*) ... Prostitute Move #2 ... WHITE PARTY II: Yeah, we got you...
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Re: Red Cross Says "We Were Kept From Superdome By State"

Popcorn ·
Who is Major Garrett? Major Garrett is a general assignment reporter for FOX News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 2002 and is based in Washington, D.C. Jul 29, 2005 - Garrett repeated false conservative claims regarding the federal judiciary as well as other partisan issues Jul 27, 2005 - Fox's Garrett echoed conservative spin on "judicial activism Jul 17, 2005 - News outlets advance misleading claim that Roberts is a "strict constructionist (Major Garret) May 6, 2005 - Garrett echoed...
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Re: What Really Happened?

Vox ·
Again, the invasion of Iraq was the centerpiece of the entire reason why top members of PNAC became top members of the Bush Administration. So there is no way they would've just sat around hoping that some attack would happen. So I rule out the "passive beneficiary" argument. I believe that they knew that Al-Qaeda was actively trying to attack us; in fact, we all knew as much, given everything they apparently did/tried to do before 2001. So there probably was an effort to suppress the...
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Re: More Likely Black People Should be Angry With Our Own Leadership!

Michael ·
"...hell you were convinced that a black man could be an illegal immigrant and a congressman......and that still did not convince you that you were stupid when you were unable to find proof of such an accusation yet stuck to it....." by Kevin41 It is convincing enough to those who count, and that is all that counts, or means anything as far as reality is concerned. ......Well Kevin41, and/or anyone else of similar expression, you are neither a resident or a voter in Los Angeles County, thus...
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Re: Cornel West's take on New Orleans

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Please prove this. You make it appear that there was an ACTIVE attempt to suppress people's "evacuation effort" based on their income. I saw that the poor had "SPECIAL NEEDS" that required a different mode of transportation to be evacuated. This was not "discrimination" in the DEDUCITIVE manner that you suggest ("No nigras on the bus as we evacuate the White folks" ) - Buses ready to transport those without vehicles, a call for RIDE SHARING among those with cars - these policies could have...
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Re: White People do it too, does not apply! When These Individuals are Sworn in to Serve

Michael ·
************************** THE SPECIAL ELECTION Several States May Revisit Redistricting California voters are not the only ones who will decide whether to take the redrawing of political lines out of the hands of officeholders. By Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer September 26, 2005 SACRAMENTO "” When California voters go to the polls Nov. 8 to decide whether to strip lawmakers of the authority to draw their own districts, so will voters in Ohio. Millions more are likely to follow in...
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Re: African American Self Sufficiency/Self Improvement programs

Nmaginate ·
I think that's a very interesting question too. FYI, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is a separate organization, I believe. Also, especially coming from my ideological perspective, discussing the NAACP in and of itself is an interesting topic, especially in the sense of how effectively it serves our collective interests today. Of course, there is the issues surrounding its founding and the presence of Jewish/White money/interests. That aside, the "vote Democratic" thingy... Well, that too would...
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Re: William Bennett Personally Invited Here!

Norland ·
Answer to Bennett Harold M. Clemens: "Hypothetically speaking, if we wanted to reduce rape, pedophilia, extortion, identity theft, fraud, hate crimes, voter disenfranchisement, witness intimidation, perjury, mass murder, school shootings, serial murders, unjustified wars in the U.S.; to reduce rape, pedophilia, extortion, identity theft, fraud, hate crimes, voter disenfranchisement, witness intimidation, perjury, mass murder, school shootings, serial murders, and unjustified wars alone, we...
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Re: Conservative Policies

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Isome: Now I see what I am dealing with - with you. Despite all of the evidence that I put forth to prove your generalization incorrect - you are going to continue with it. If Jesus was a socialist (and recall that the White Supremisists made frequent reference to Jesus just as you are doing) then please tell me why totalitarianism seems to follow these type of collectivist goverments around the world? Much worse as the "government" replaces God in the lives of the people these governments...
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Re: Conservative Policies

Isome ·
You did not put forth any "evidence." The hypothetical scenarios listed had nothing to do impeding the progress of Blacks as a group. I wouldn't characterize my statement as a generalization. (...generalization of whom?) You can find the religious fundamentalists in the conservative wing of the Republican party if you're trying to imply that I condone in any way the idea that religion should play a role in government. Please check other conservatives for their "totalitarian tendencies." You...
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Re: The Worst Case Republican Scenario

Cobb ·
It's reality. Black voter turnout is what, 30%? That means 70% don't care. You vote maybe once a year. So who is going to talk about the issues and attend meetings the other 364? Very very few. Because what? Because they don't care enough. Now compare the popularity of the black political sites on the web vs black entertainment sites. It's no contest. Simply stated, only a minority of blackfolks care enough about politics to show up. Even this site, which has an admirable about of traffic is...
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Re: The Worst Case Republican Scenario

Cobb ·
I don't believe you took the survey. If you did, I didn't see the results. I'm fairly certain you don't understand my comprehensive view of racism, but we have time for that as well. But here's what I percieve you to be saying. Essentially the conditions of white supremacy in America are so severe that black alliances with all whites, especially Conservatives and Republicans are highly suspect and incapable of being of any concrete benefit to 'the' black community. But I don't want to put...
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Re: The Worst Case Republican Scenario

MBM ·
Welcome Jonathan. Is it the party that's not working or the entire system? If it's the latter, then don't we have an obligation to our children to make the best decisions for our community based upon the best information we have whether that choice is a perfect one or merely just the better one? I have plenty of information that the Republican party is not a friendly place for me and that they do not have my interests at heart. I have other information which suggests that the Democrats are...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Isome ·
:: Criminals & Idiots :: Lou Beres Won't somebody think of the children? Lou Beres, "longtime head of the Christian Coalition of Oregon," apparently has been. He stepped down from his position and said he will "withdraw from political life" after he was accused of sexual abuse by three of his relatives. According to the Seattle Times: The three women - now adults - allege they were abused by Beres as preteens. Their families called the child abuse hot line last month, after the three...
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