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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
We can't let this important issue die. http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...&address=132x2352250
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Re: Playing with Americans left and right hands on reparation.

MBM ·
Quoted from the article, these are things that Republicans are suing Democrats for: It's pretty pathetic that this is the best that black conservatives can do. The fact is that above and beyond any party affiliations, it is conservative ideology that was behind everything listed above. What does that say about conservatives that they are attacking Democrats because of their previous conservative positions?
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Re: Bush Selects Alito for Supreme Court

Kweli4Real ·
In following the confirmation hearings, I found one [actually several] of Alito's comments, "Curious." He was asked about something that he wrote arguing that the constitution is silent on the "right to privacy." [And, it is] The question [and answer] was framed in terms of the "right to privacy" announced in the Rowe decision. Alito was asked, with respect to his earlier comments, how he would approach the "right to privacy" question, if raised. Alito's response was that he would " approach...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Nmaginate ·
I don't think either JWC or SweetWuzzy quite got Nmag's clear point. With all the anti-school desegregation machinations where Whites tried to get government funding for their private schools... I'm like trying to see how come that RACIST history is ignored or forgotten. To answer Sweet... The intention is for Whites to obtain government subsidies for their private school perogatives. The problem and even the reason for concern over integration is how it is an American Social/Political Fact...
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Re: Vouchers ???

Empty Purnata ·
Now there is no debating that. Anyone who tries to deny the fact that "school vouchers" have a racist past, and most likely a racist modern-day intent, have their heads buried in the ground. Of course, many White racists will deny it to the end, and their Black-faced, chicken-eating, greasy-grinnin', coon-shuffling lackies will follow them to the ends of the Earth and beyond.
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Re: MBM: WHERE'S THE UNIFICATION?

HonestBrother ·
Thanks for the heads up, CF! As a college teacher I now have a warning to be prepared for the * intellectual confusion * you're sending my way. And note the correct spelling of A-C-H-I-E-V-E-M-E-N-T Echoing MBM, you still don't get it. You're not addressing a bunch of failures in this forum. Some of us success stories * are * the result of the supposed fundamentalism you rail against. Another * lesson on leadership * : modify what comes out of your f*cking mouth to take into account who your...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Isome ·
Attitudes like that (this is a white man's world) are illustrative of the quote: R a c i s m s y s t e m a t i c a l l y v e r i f i e s i t s e l f a n y t i m e t h e s l a v e c a n o n l y b e f r e e b y i m i t a t i n g h i s m a s t e r .
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

Nmaginate ·
Or rather by accepting "his place" and then trying to repackage that acceptance as a Morally Superior position. You know, as CON-Feed tries to prop up and infuse his one-sided "Interal Focus" idea as a positive and tries to disparage what he calls the effort "To Have White Folks Change" as a negative... as if his view is certifiably better, more focused, more concerned, more appropriate and more constructive and instructive towards the uplift and forward flow of the Black Community and its...
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Re: The Greatness of Spike Lee

HonestBrother ·
"4 Little Girls" is great (and extremely difficult to watch at times). Another recent work by Spike is "A Huey P. Newton Story". This is fantastic! It stars Roger Guenveur Smith (Smiley from "Do the Right Thing") in a one man show. You can get info and purchase the DVD at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000EMYBQ/qid=1137806...07846&s=dvd&v=glance Editorial Reviews Product Description: A Huey P. Newton Story is an intimate portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kweli4Real ·
Again I ask, since Alito answered that he would approach the right to privacy, as announced and settled in Roe v. Wade, the same as he would any other case coming before him - "with an open mind"; does that mean he would approach the equally settled law that "separate is inherently unequal" announced Brown v Board of Education with an "open mind?" What about about the premise that the constitution divided power, equally, amongst the three branches of government. Would Alito also approach a...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
And I guess that happened via omosis or something. Like AA wasn't or hasn't been a factor in the military. Apparently, you need a serious education. And here are some selected quotes/notes from the Affirmative Action Baby himself, COLIN POWELL: Powell defends affirmative action in college admissions Affirmative action in the military is a success. "Affirmative action gives minorities a competitive choice." "I'm a great believer in affirmative action and equal opportunity. I've seen it work...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note, though, is how markedly different African-Americans are regarded when compared to Jews and Japanese-Americans. Though made out of fear or other such emotions, they are hardly misplaced. There is plenty of reasons to have those "fears"/emotions. They just don't make logical sense because, legally, there really is no reason to believe that it would go down that way (i.e. written in statutes), regardless of animosity Whites, even White legislators, etc. may hold. In even...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

bigddouble ·
Interesting input V - In several threads, the men here clearly stated your point: Degrees are not the only manifestation of intelligence. We were quickly chided for even forwarding such a notion! Degrees were seen as a sure(r) way to create stability for wife & family. IMO, The criminal's life is not stable, he is always one mistake away from not being able to provide for his family, much like the 9 to 5 joe. You brought up the trap of refering to history in regard to what we were.
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

Khalliqa ·
Well now... brother... sigh.... A Degree... in this world signifies someone who is marketable to this established system and thus more likely to offer security through the likelihood of job placement.... "He has the ability to provide some financial security".... Just because a brother is intelligent does not present the likelihood that he will use his intelligence to forge a way in this world..... those "Good Will Hunting" brothers I spoke of? Are usually broke.... I just happen to not care...
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Re: Jerry Rice vs. Michael Jordan

Black Viking ·
Sorry folks... I should have put all this in the original post. Now you can make an informed decision... ------------------------------------------------ Michael Jordan *Five-time NBA Most Valuable Player (1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1995-96, 1997-98) *Ten-time All-NBA First Team selection (1986-87 to 1992-93, 1995-96 to 1997-98) *Selected in 1996 as one of the "50 Greatest Players in NBA History" *A member of six Chicago Bulls NBA championship teams (1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1995-96,...
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Re: Cognitive dissonance and the black woman

HonestBrother ·
* Bitch * , you achieved nothing but making an ass of yourself... I've never in my life seen someone win a debate by simply declaring they won... You achieved nothing....You've wasted your breath this whole time addressing a point I did NOT even make or intend... As I said before you're full of hot air and I know this by the putrid odor I smell coming from your direction.... "Foe Hammer"?????, "Saracen Knight"????? ONLY IN YOUR IMAGINATION..... Stop playing so many video games! And use spell...
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

RadioRaheem ·
the performance sans Terrence Howard Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtIOHw80dFg&search=oscars%202006 My take. This is a great moment for the history of rap music. This, in my opinion, even surpasses Eazy-E being invited to the White House for a Reagan/Republican fundraiser....and yes, it is hard out here for a pimp
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Re: Terrence Howard's "Pimp or Be Pimped" Moment

HonestBrother ·
You're kidding right?
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Re: Abortion ban

MBM ·
I think what is happening is that now that the Supreme Court has a more favorable split on the abortion issue (after Bush appointed the last two justices) anti-choice folks are trying to force the issue by creating these (currently) unconstitutional laws. They want the laws brought before the Supreme Court so that Roe v. Wade can be reconsidered.
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Re: Abortion ban

James Wesley Chester ·
---Black Viking We are agreed. States cannot overturn a decision of the Supreme Court, but rather must write new (State) law, of whatever quality. Rowe v. Wade is not the 'law of the land'. Abortion law is the law that is applicable in the respective States. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: I'm In Love With A Stripper?

HonestBrother ·
Good example of what I'm talking about... PS: I puke E-V-E-R-Y time I hear "Sorry 2004"
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Re: Abortion ban

Black Viking ·
But, if a new State law is written that immediately bumps up against a previous Supreme Court decision, then it falls flat. The State has to make a case that the new law somehow does not apply to the previous decision in order for it to be reviewed. In this case in particular, I don't see that happening. The State would have to prove that the abortion they are legislating on is somehow not the abortion addressed in Rowe vs. Wade.
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Re: Abortion ban

Yemaya ·
The loophole is obvious "bans all abortions unless the life of the mother is endangered". So if you'll die as a result of being pregnant you can get an abortion, so I guess that it would be constitutional. It seems as if they are not banning abortions, they are applying conditions to qualify you to have an abortion. I'm not sure that it the Roe vs Wade case covered any conditions about having an abortion and didn't GW sign a bill a few years ago banning partial birth abortions? Could someone...
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Re: How Do Men Fall in Love?

FireFly ·
this truly is a curiousity. (I'll answer my experience of the original question later). A friend left Sydney and went to live in New York for 4 years. 4 yrs=length of visa, ok? She meets a guy, they fall in love, move in together, blah, blah. One month before she has to come home - visa is running out - he says 'oh, but can't you stay?' Hum, no. Like, so where are we heading? Not much to say from him. He'd forgotten about the V-I-S-A...or what? Reality time!! She leaves the USA, comes home...
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Re: Men love promiscuous women..They just don't want to marry one.

bigddouble ·
Who is right - that's the million dollar question. Unfortunately, the answer is not as cut and dry as you present it to be Kai. Personally, I think you and HB would do well not saying anything to one another, ever again (he might need to add virtue to that list too)! Unfortunately, part of the forum culture is drama & flame wars, even at AA.org. IMO, virtue does not get a pass for her part in this whole mess. Lately, her strategy has been to hurl veiled attacks & then claim her words...
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Re: Conjecture.....

kresge ·
Faheem, Excellent post. umbrarchist Unfortunately, you are also on point with your observation. There was a story on CNN and the NY Times this week about the debate team at Liberty University, Jerry Falwell's university. Evidently, they have a huge debate program that has a national reputation. Most of these students are also looking to go to law school, which they also have a Liberty. Basically, this is their strategy for winning the so-called culture war. They are unabashedly ideologically...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Frenchy ·
I love Natalie Cole's version of it. I always put on that disk when I'm taking a long bath. V , have no shame. I spent a week bopping around to Beyawnce's "Check Up On It." You're on the right track though with Sean Paul AKA The Sexiest Man Alive!!! I'm listening to: Whitney Houston - Guide Me O Jehovah (Live on Arsenio)
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Re: First Reaction...

Khalliqa ·
Hmmmmmm.... Fabulous... ~sigh~ {come closer dear} Fab: looking bewildered {yes, you dear.....} Fab: "Where are you?" {It's okay... I'm a gentle spirit.....} Fab: ....hesitantly......letting down her guard sloooowly..... "Okay..... What is it?" {I'm going to reveal to you the hidden secrets of "The Virtuous One"...... } { Virtue: lets her flowing silk purple robe flow around her legs as she sits..... and stares at Fabulous with a serene and pleasant smile on her face..... she blinks with...
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Re: First Reaction...

HonestBrother ·
<----- wiping the purple mist from his eyes, HB stares in disbelief as if he's just witnessed a Divine Visitation...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Nikcara ·
I am troubled to hear members of this site decry the vaulue of a Black organization like Jack and Jill which is positive. MBM I am glad that I am not the only former J&J member on this site brave enough to say it, and I am glad you too saw the benefits of being in that organization. Vox, thanks for your openmindedness. As for J&J, this organization allowed me to see a very different view of Black people as opposed to tv stero-types from shows like "Good Times" or "Sanford and Son". I...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Frenchy ·
So far, all of the women who say they engage in this behavior (myself included) have said they do so out of a desire to shield themself from potentially dangerous or annoying/invasive men. Not because they were never taught manners or never taught to greet people, or living in the North vs. South, etc. And all of us have said that it is not something that we do all of the time in every single situation. Only that one has to think carefully beforehand about whether or not you want to put...
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Re: Sistas, what's up with....

Khalliqa ·
I agree...... I like your definition of feminism..... but the way it has played out historically belies a different description.... to me.... because ultimately we would began to argue points of value.... don't want to that... it would be nonproductive here..... however... I understand your point.... you believe feminism to be an empowering term.... that embraces your womanhood.... I get that.... ummmm.... I reserve my opinion of the girls.... I was trying to be a mouthpiece for their...
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Re: What, Where ,Who is God and How do you know Him?

Black Viking ·
Hmmm... I don't know. Let me look at my calander... *Black Viking thumbs through pocket calander... crosses out hot date and pencils in "Virtue".* Just kidding... Sure V , anytime you like. I'm not that versed in Confucionism... I look forward to your perspective. I agree. This is part and parcel to putting God in a box. The phenomenon starts with the assumtion that God can be understood by the human mind. You are correct. That is written in the Tao Te Ching . I used to feel that way. But, I...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
If your position is "I have had positive experiences and many others that I know have....." then that is specific to you..... I am merely stating my specific experience contrary to yours...... and from that I am listening to others echo my response.... and the observation is something of a passive agressive position in your organiztion ........ one that affects others.... your positive experience only affects you and those who are admitted in your organization..... Yes.... MBM..... thanks...
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Khalliqa ·
grrrrrr...... sigh....
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Re: Become The Object Of Women's Fantasies

FireFly ·
think you're pretty clever huh HonestBro... and.... too.... and no doubt thought I'd bite didn't you.... ? v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v ...and you are darn right! v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v v but even though it is untrue (besides that's a woman's job to make the man feel useful)... it was funny and was clever .
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Fine ·
I too, cringe, HeruStar! It is true -- "Greek misinterpretation" does in fact have e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g off track -- in general -- and the true meaning of the work A-M-E-N -- in particular. Greeks knew nothing about the true essence of "Black Antiquity" -- and to this day they still don't want to know or care to know. They are copycat counterfeiters-in-denial of the truth/facts. In fact, the root of this very book [i.e. "basic instructions before leaving earth - the Bible] has its origin in...
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Re: It's a Woman Thing - You Wouldn't Understand.

ma'am ·
Wings v. No Wings Applicator v. No Applicator Light v. Regular v. Super v. Monsoon
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Re: It's a Woman Thing - You Wouldn't Understand.

HonestBrother ·
Definitely a woman thing....
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Re: It's a Woman Thing - You Wouldn't Understand.

little minx ·
ROFLMAO that's right on point. that is definetly a woman thing! i love the responses on this thread so far. it's all sooo true.
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Re: Jokes for a Laugh & a Smile

Fabulous ·
The ABC's of ex wives A is for Alimony ... the gift that keeps on giving. B is for Balls ... which are now ours again. C is for Court ... where you finally find out the meaning of a good screw. D is for Divorce ... the alternative to ax murder. E is for Equitable Distribution ... another oxymoron. F is for Flatulence ... finally we can let loose without being criticized for causing the flowers to wilt. G is for Gandhi ... someone you could actually say had lost weight without having to lie.
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Re: What, Where ,Who is God and How do you know Him?

Khalliqa ·
Just so you know..... There is somewhat of a disagreement between Confucious and the Tao.... Confucious: The path (way) can be directed or altered by one's will.... Tao: The path (way) must be adhered to and responded to correctly more later... Peace, Virtue
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Re: The U.S.' Role in Anti-American Terrorism

tmonster ·
yes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8vQW_x3t6g <object width="425" height="350"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/q8vQW_x3t6g" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="350">
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

Khalliqa ·
If you are dark with kinky hair you know the smell of hair being straightened.... You know what cod liver oil taste like... oohh un hun is an appropriate response to something you don't like... "switch" is not something a gay man does... it is something that hurts like heck... and you know how to pick one... you knew how to move your behind to the beat before it became popular... sucking your teeth in front of adults .... ummm... bet not happen... "good hair and bad hair" in the summer time...
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Re: You Know You Were Raised Black When. . .

Khalliqa ·
You know you were raised black when fried chicken and watermelon are ACTUALLY FOODS YOU LIKE.... and you don't care about the stereotype... lol.. If you are a little bit older and grew up watching Good Times... you grieved when James Evans died... for real... If you are a man... you think a woman with no rear is an oddity in nature.... V
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Re: Flirting..Is something wrong with it when you are in a relationship already?

Khalliqa ·
I agree.... In the majority of cases flirting is wrong.... no doubt... however.... flirting has other benefits than playful intimacy with the opposite sex.... sometimes it can be used as a tool.... V
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Re: 20 Questions with AudioGuy

Khalliqa ·
I agree.... You say your pride is your people, what have you been doing for your people lately??? are you involved in any community based projects, for instance... I'm leaving this up..... because I mean it... seriously... I have three children... I'm approached by men a lot.... but.... true humor and openness in a man is not that easy to find... please.. I'm not trying to flirt... I just like to point out good qualities when I see them... and I mean this sincerely.... I could see children...
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Re: Choose your oppressor

Khalliqa ·
Hmmmmmm..... I see... Thanks for the clarification of your views.... V
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Re: How can we get BET off the air?

ItAintEazy ·
I'll admit, I still watch BET from time to time, only during Comic View and when they show old-school videos. But I say BET has been a lost cause ever since Robert Johnson sold the station to Viacom, It's been a lost cause when Viacom moved BET out of Harlem to it's CBS station downtown It's been a lost cause when BET fired Tavis Smiley without any adequate replacement. It's been a lost cause when it succeeded in being the black bastard twin of Empty-V. It's all just part of that media...
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Re: There is hope for black television!

blaqfist ·
One thing that is lost in the shuffle w/ the BET sell to Viacom is the fact that Johnson is still a major player at BET/Viacom.. He sold the company for 3 Billion in Viacom stock. Making him the second largest stock holder, behind Sumner Redstone,Viacom's Chairman and CEO and one of the wealthiest men in the world. So Johnson still has major input at BET/ Viacom Here is a very informative article from africana.com about the sale. http://www.africana.com/articles/daily/index_20001129.asp...
 
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