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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
.....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... .....the Black community is being looked upon as being insignificant, perverted, criminal, sleazy, wreckless, backwards, un-American, treasonous, self destructive, poverty stricken, social welfare dependent, bigotted, lazy, hateful, uncaring, selfish, useless, begging, continuously playing the race card, etc., ...... ......an outlook that has more to do with a ethnic group's financial status, holdings, consumer...
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
"Never To Be Forgotten" Renaldo "Obie" Benson/Singer with the Four Tops Lamont Bentley/Actor on "Moesha" Kenneth Bancroft Clark Shirley Anita Chisholm/Politician Johnnie Cochran, Jr./Famous Lawyer Shirley Horn/Jazz Singer Willie Hutch: Willie McKinley Hutchinson/ Motown Record Producer John H. Johnson/Publisher-Ebony Magazine, Jet Edward "Eddie" Patten/Member of Glady Knight and the Pips Constance Baker Motley/Attorney, Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks/Civil Rights Activist Brock...
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Michael ·
"I wonder how many Black people really give a schit about how they are LOOKED at ..." by Kevin41 "I wonder why there is sooo much laughter when the guy speaks.....I guess it is hard to take a tom serious .... when you know their first and foremost motive is to defend the stats quo and their white masters ....I thought the term conservative idiot applied here........." by Kevin41 ************************** ".....be it Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green Party, or otherwise..... ..... the...
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Re: 2005--In Loving Memory Of....

Fine ·
Thx folobatuyi and HonestBrother. LOL--I have a revision: AITKEN, LAUREL/78 -- JAMAICAN SINGER BENNETT-SATTLER, JUDITH/54 -- ABUSE AGENCY LEADER BAIRD, HARRY/74 -- BRITISH ACTOR BAUGH, CECIL/96 -- JAMAICAN POTTER BENSON, RENALDO "OBIE"/69 -- MEMBER OF THE FOUR TOPS GROUP BENTLEY, LAMONT/31 -- ACTOR BERESFORD, RANDOLPH/91 -- BRITISH MAYOR OF HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM BROWN JR., OSCAR/78 -- SINGER/SONWRITER/ACTOR/PLAYWRIGHT CAMPBELL, LITTLE MILTON/70 -- BLUES ARTIST CARGILLE, PETER/41 -- JAMAICAN...
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Re: Should Black People...

AudioGuy ·
You are quite obviously mis-named... The "feedback" you have given is useless. How exactly would you propose the we do what you have imagined?? White people are not going to transfer their kids to a majority Black school under any circumstances - no matter how good the school is, that will NOT happen... What "goal" are you referring to?? Many times this is already the case, white people just refuse to believe it... If we just got BLACK people to believe what you are saying, we would not NEED...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
HB, Yes, the northern abolitionist movement included people who were not Christians, but that really is beside the point. Wiliam Wilberforce in England was a Christian who almost a hundred years before the American Civil War spearheaded the British abolitionist movement. Christians here were encouraged by his success and worked very hard to abolish slavery all through the country. It's what led to our Civil War, you'll remember. They worked with many who were not Christian, but they worked...
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Re: Law, Morality, and Christians

Melesi ·
Come now, HB, those words can be used against you and be quite accurate. They shoudn't be, though, because they're not an argument, only a questioning of motives and asserting conclusions that you do not and cannot know. I'm reading nothing into the text. Look at the words. They are there. Once more: +++++++++++++++++++++++++ 8Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, 9yet I appeal to you on the basis of love. I then, as Paul"”an old man and now...
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Re: Now this is what I have been troubled with for a while..

umbrarchist ·
I think this is about haveing an inferiority complex and having to compensate for it. It leads to many mistakes. I had a woman talk to me about buying a $1000 suit. I sat there thinking "is she nuts." so a couple of weeks later I decided to do an experiment. I checked the newspaper for estate auctions with oriental rugs. And I called her and asked if she would go to an auction with me. She said no. I would be willing to spend a grand on an oriental rug, Chinese no Persian. Rugs don't change...
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Re: Al Sharpton Accuses Bush Of Fueling Homophobia Among Blacks

Black Viking ·
Is that going to change if they get married? Is this number a reflection of tax breaks that married people get, and what other variables are there? I have a hard time believing that this income gap is actually caused by being a same-sex couple. The same Census shows white same-sex couples actually have more median income than white heterosexual couples. If this is true, then we deserve what we got. This is another great example of ideological manipulation . It's pretty easy to follow. It...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
I don't agree with that and the term "UNITY" gets more vague with every use. Dis-unity would seem to be a function of our situation. So, I see that idea as one suggesting False Causation. The central question is: How do African Americans create a "unity paradigm" that works for the highly stratified "black diaspora?" To merely say "We are not unified and that's what causes or allows our problems to continue" doesn't answer the important question here. Neither does it say what Unity Is and...
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Re: I guess the draft will start once they start f-king with Iran

Kevin41 ·
**Democracy and Freedom of Speech my azz: L.A. Times writer defends incendiary Iraq column Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:27 PM ET By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles Times columnist who infuriated conservatives by writing that he does not support American troops fighting in Iraq -- and calling those who do "wusses" -- stood by the article on Tuesday. Joel Stein said he has been "bombarded" by hate mail over the incendiary article -- which was headlined "Warriors and Wusses" and held...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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Re: Asking too much?

Rowe ·
I'M MORE THAN JUST A BOOTY! I agree. Another excellent observation. I'm also against women describing their first love-making experience as having "lost" their virginity. What have you lost, exactly? Is virginity your heart, your soul, your mind, or your ability to think and evolve as a human being? Does a woman die after having sex? Does she become useless to society? These kinds of questions need to be seriously addressed because they reveal people's attitudes about the worth of women in...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Frenchy ·
Well, we're clearly much worse off than we were before. Unemployment is up. Wages don't cover the same standard of living for most people anymore, but you're putting in longer hours at the office/on the field. Social programs are being cut. Public broadcasting is actually being threatened if they don't air programs favorable to the administration. Protests and outrage are useless as we have officials who pay no attention to that and follow their own agenda, so people have become apathetic.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Guest ·
Speak for yourself. "Worse off before" what? In the past 5 years I have had 2 children, gotten a new job with a 5 figure raise, paid off the majority of my debt and gotten more spiritually focused. Maybe rather than looking to what the GOD-verment can distribute to you it is time to look for another more effective source for grace? The United States might be facing more challenges as other powers around the world rise up from the previos period of colonialism and players in the big battle...
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Re: Larry Elder: blacks and republicans

Major Barber ·
I came out of retirement like MJ and Deion. Or more like Puxtauny Phil of Ground Hog Fame. I came out of my hole in the ground and I saw the same thing. Larry Elder, just like me, was raised in South Central. Location of birth or living has nothing to do with facts. Let's put forth the following premise: 80% of what Larry Wrote is true. This doesn't justify me becoming a republican. But what does, is what the Democrats/Liberals have done for Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Oakland, New...
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Re: 7 Police killed as they root out coca in Colombian park

ricardomath ·
From the Los Angeles Times Afro-Colombians Driven Off Land in Cocaine War By Chris Kraul Times Staff Writer January 4, 2006 PEREIRA, Colombia "” Armando Garces was reluctant to leave his mountain village even after right-wing militia members had gone door to door telling residents they had 48 hours to evacuate, or else. He didn't like being ordered to abandon the only home he had ever known. Then a daylong gun battle erupted between the paramilitary fighters and leftist guerrillas over...
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Re: What Party puts us in power?? Democrat or Republican

Omega4ul ·
Kweli4Real- Thanks for the knowledge, I really appreciate it. I see why you are The Master of the Universe. Did you know of any sites that I could reference about this topic?? I was not joshin' about your quote. Your quote made me think of a quote by Bob Marley...... "Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold." Bob Marley Whom did your paraphrase it from? Pace Tua- My research is not legit like a course assignment. It is a friendly debate with the wifey.
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Re: Teacher suspended for ten days, after calling student Nigga!

Jaco ·
I've told you what I think, you've had a load of fun attacking that, now heres something you can attack and possibly get somewhere. Why I think it. The only uninterested party who is credible, is the one who's opinion decides nothing, and has nothing to gain or lose by the situation. We only have two opinions as to the teachers intent (excluding the teacher as he obviously has the most to lose and is directly involved). 1) We have the negative opinion of someone who was in conflict with the...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Pace Tua ·
Have to agree with you on this one, EP. For the most part, colleges and universities are institutions of conformity. I say this with some insight, having worked at UCSF in administration for eleven years. In general, colleges and universities are a mirror of the values of society. And in this society, the reflection is capitalism and power. For US colleges and universities, government funding, corporate funding, private grants, and alumnae contributions, pretty much spell status quo.
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Nmaginate ·
Then you comments and perspectives are useless here. STFU!!! unless you're going to address the clearly defined CONTEXT: What has political and economic conservatism done for African America? What do black folks have to be excited about, or to support, in [political/economic] conservatives and the Republican Party? FUCK YOUR RHETORIC, Con-Feed... Either speak about the benefits rec'd from Political/Economic Conservatism and/or the Republican Party or STFU!!
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Nmaginate ·
It's the same rhetoric ignorant Black and White people (willed or innocently ignorant) use to try to deal with the Cognitive Dissonance or whatever the hell their malfunction is. Ummm... Excuse me Mr. Elders, but MLK never stopped "complaining about the poor conditions under which minorities lived." He's like the clueless and rationalizing Whites who didn't realize Dr. King had these types of things to say at those "inconvenient" and "impolite" moments: Elder needs to study King and give a...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

Faheem ·
UppityNegress, while your argument is logical it does not address the complexities of Black men and women being against immigration illegal or otherwise. We do not have to be anti-illegal or legal immigration if one simple thing happens; the enforcing of the laws that are already on the books that says companies will be fined if found hiring men and women who are not citizens of this country. So if any position should be taken by black men and women it should be that one! Our problem is not...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
I am an educator. I am a scientist. My job is to teach my students to think clearly and logically about fact. Instead I deal with people - OUR people - whose minds are tied down with USELESS doctrines - young people with so much promise and talent talking about the Book of Revelation - End Times - The END OF THE WORLD - religious mythology - poppycock - as if it were fact - when in fact it's a waste of mental energy.
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Re: Abortion ban

Black Viking ·
I share your concern MidLifeMan. But in all fairness, state governments don't have this kind of power. What the S.D. politicians have done is signed legislation that goes into effect if/when Rowe vs. Wade is overturned. These bills don't have any power until then. If Rowe vs. Wade is overturned, then the decision of whether or not abortion is legal immediately goes to the state level. Every state won't follow S.D.'s example. It will go right back to the way it was before Rowe vs. Wade, where...
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Re: The Rise of Fascism in America

umbrarchist ·
Fascism, NAZIism and Totalitarianism are merely names for slight variations from the normal social-psychology of European culture. They create all of these different names and behave as though the different names are different things. So they have endless, useless debates about words and the meaning of words which serve as a distraction from the real power game bullsh!t that is going on behind the scenes. It would be nice to know exactly how much money Henry Ford gave the NAZIs. Wouldn't it...
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Kevin41 ·
I guess I am referring to science and math such as calculus and trig and electronics.....there is not too much subjective to that...if so.....that is what proofs and research for...as so far as the social normalization of black kids....that is a whole new story that has been outlined in black publications by black psychologists....and as you said...we are in a knowledge-oriented society and many black people are waking up to a whole new realm of information that is available....it really...
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Re: First Reaction...

Khalliqa ·
1. I need : Allah 2. Sex : is overrated.... love and sensuality are underrated... 3. Relationships : are varied and unique 4. Your Last Ex : was a mistake I do not wish to repeat... 5. Power : in the right hands is a good thing.... 6. Marijuana : is disgusting 7. Crack : kills 8. Food: fruits of the earth..... 9. The President: needs a Black face, righteous heart, and wise mind.... 10. War : what is it good for? 11. Cars : are a functional means of transportation..... 12. Gas Prices : don't...
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Re: They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It

umbrarchist ·
That water in the desert comes from the Colorado River. The population growth of the southwest has created a political water war over how the water is allocated. Of course Mexico doesn't count. The Colorado doesn't reach the ocean anymore, there have been TV programs about this. I have had Black people comment about my speech as long ago as eigth grade. When I was nine I used to correct my mother's speech which then was more correct than I hear often today. I read a lot and I think I...
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

HonestBrother ·
My ex insisted on keeping the plunger in the utility closet... on the grounds that it was ugly... and she didn't want visitors to see it... She coudn't quite see the logic of the fact that the thing was completely useless if a visitor couldn't find it when they needed it (which happened at least once btw)... I'm not sure if this fits on the thread but I felt like sharing... PS: What's up with women and smelly frilly stuff in the john?
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Re: Men... tell it like it is!

tru2urself16 ·
I am laughing so hard...Don't take offense because I know most of you are probably serious, but it's too funny. BV True, but what other defense mechanisms do we have? On second thought, don't answer that. HB Well, we gotta tell somebody. Would it be better if we discussed it over with your friends?
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Re: Uncle Tom's Cabin

nayo ·
Good one. I found this really bad film version of 'Uncle Tom's cabin; and watched it through it's entirety, and we discovered that it was in fact 'sambo' who was the jerk. I'm also reading 'Slavery Defended', by McKitrick (1963) which presents many of the 'top minds' during slavery who vociferously defended African inferiority and the 'need' and good of slavery. :websource:http://www.ysursa.com/history/Reference%20pages/civil%20war/proslavery_defense.htm Topic: The Proslavery Defense > Q:...
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Re: Black Like GOP

Black Viking ·
I'm starting to understand your version of "verifiable facts". The Democratic party doesn't elect anyone, the public elects. You're spinning rhetoric. How do you verify the embolden parts? Again, this is useless spin. Again, the Democratic party doesn't elect anyone. The public does. And really, who cares that Clinton was a draft dodger? Can you really compare that, or anything else Clinton did wrong, to the lies and deceite coming out of the White House today? Get some perspective man. Now,...
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Re: Black Like GOP

telltruth ·
Yeah, but, it was Democrats who elected him to the Office of the Senate....and that is people. The so-called Rev. Jesse Jackson and company never said a word about this former Klansman....but they did against Senator Trent Lot. Clinton is a Democrat and he was elected by Democrats which are the people. !932-1933 the Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt put forth the New Deal and under that was the Welfare system....that's when Blacks switched political parties from Republican to...
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

HonestBrother ·
Especially our own human resources. Sometimes I think black folk are our own worst enemies... light skinned against dark skin... men against women... Christian against non-believer.... straight against gay.. We waste a lot of our own energy fighting absolutely useless battles and suppressing other black folk... People say we need more 'UNITY'.... whatever that is... I think what we need is less infighting.
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Re: Where should Reparations funds come from?

HonestBrother ·
I disagree... reparations would be a useless if it didn't help us.... and without some idea of what we would we do with the money, fighting for reparations is pretty senseless... But that's just my view...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

Frenchy ·
As long as Black men are out there in La La Land with a thumb up their simple asses instead of raising their children, they need not say a good god damned thing about the parent who is actually on the scene doing the work. What the child is missing is a direct result of the worthless piece of shit who is not on the scene. That is where the buck stops and should continue to stop for all eternity. What a fucking nerve. What kind of world is this where we say "Well, we all now that Black men...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

HonestBrother ·
You don't want to play both roles? THEN DON'T HAVE ANY FUCKING KIDS.... Or choose responsible men.... Why is it completely off the table to examine any type of female responsibility???
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
Case in point as to why Pan Africanism is useless in amerikkka. Don't know about anyone else, but when I look in the mirror, I see an African looking back. The above statement is an example of how we can't see the development of conttinental Africans as an empowering tool for Africans in amerikkka. Pan Africanism INCLUDES Africans in this country. So, the struggle for an empowered homeland does not look anything like "taking resources and energy from our personal development..."
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

MidLifeMan ·
Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

keylargo ·
THANK YOU. These women are not making babies by themselves. If men want to help do something about this crisis, they need to at least wrap their shit up. They are JUST as responsible if not more so responsible if they don't bother to stick around. How can a woman teach a man how to be a man? That is something he needs to do. If he chooses not to, then he has not right to complain about the ONLY parent that child has.
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

HonestBrother ·
Jesus Christ, anybody ever hear of birth control pills? You don't need any man's permission to use them...or even his knowledge... Diaphrams... IUDs generally? What about asking serious questions about a man before sleeping with him? At least make the fool wear a rubber before he puts it in... This is not about placing blame, my sisters... but I just really can't comprehend how you females so easily countenance complete disavowal of any responsibility whatsoever...as if you were completely...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

keylargo ·
men are just as responsible and yes, if the woman is forced to raise a child by herself, she is a victim and so is that child. Everyone makes mistakes but often times, it is the woman that bears the consequences of both parties' mistake. At least, she makes the EFFORT to raise the child. The guy that does not stick around to support the child that he helped to make is a worthless piece of crap. It's like people that don't vote or do nothing to change policies. You don't get to complain if...
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

HonestBrother ·
This is absolutely insane.
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

HonestBrother ·
K4R, there isn't anything wrong with being part of the elite... but with that position also comes some responsibility IMO I was absolutely aghast at the classism expressed by a certain someone... who seemed to indirectly suggest that poor black people don't value learning... that being part of that little clique made you somehow superior to other black people... Why? Because I don't come from wealth... I don't even come from the middle class... I come from the black working and lower...
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Re: Is Christmas Christian?

Melesi ·
Nmaginate, It would be useful if you would think once in a while. Did I say that computers had anything to do with Christmas? You will look in vain for any indication from me that I think so. No, I was talking about your reasoning, which is as sanitary as the inside of rotting whale. You asked if, providing I used a Christmas tree as part of my Christmas celebration, which Biblical tradition that supported or obeyed. My answer to you of 12:48 today is quite clear enough to show even you that...
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Re: True or False: Diversity is our Strength.

sergeant ·
"the concept of genetic diversity" Guess that would matter if we were just 'genes'. But the phrase is 'our' strength. "an orchestra" You telling me its easier to teach an entire orchestra to play a piece perfectly than a single individual soloist? Doesn't sound like a 'strength' to me, sounds like a whole lot more sounds to worry about. "dollars spent" Doesn't sound like a strength either, in fact sounds like a lot more work in order to make the same amount of dollars. "IT jobs" From your...
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Re: Welfare

Norland ·
When a politician asks for campaign contributions or a "leader" asks for 87 billion dollars, ain't that some kind of welfare??? So what's wrong if some of us need a little bit, in time of need??
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Re: Clark Enters Race

Guest ·
There is a group called "Blacks 4 Clark" already. Read this moving letter sent into the Editors at Africana.com Dear Africana Editor, In the past, African American voters were easy. All a politician had to do was deliver a tearful speech about civil rights and show that he knew at least three words of "We Shall Overcome" or "We Are Family." An on-stage wiggle (on beat or syncopated, didn't matter) was all it took to cinch the majority of the "black vote." Post-inauguration, tearful hymns...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

Mountain ·
So, according to you saddam was no more than a mere nuisance in the middle east, and should have been viewed no differently after 9/11 than before. You are aware of the terrorist camps in Iraq, the past use of chem weapons, the unbelievable inhumanity of saddam's regime, the knowledge that he sought and built nuclear facilities once already, the payoffs and encouragement of suicide bombers, yet in an age of terrorism and the obvious threat that wmd's in the hands of terrorists pose to all...
 
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