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Political elites will always exploit their power to make their lives easy. Marie Antoinette: "Let them eat cake." African Americans despise Hispanics, but even in the Deep South we are seeing inroads of illegals, who do not speak English. I am old enough not to care, but I am also old enough to say: "We told you so."
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Nixon's Vindication

absinthe48 Wrote: Sep 09, 2014 8:50 AM
Learn a little Roman history, especially the point at which Caesar Augustus made the turn as a modest imperator. The forms of the old republic remained in place, but the substance of power fell into the hands of a single man. That is the origin of our word "empire".
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Nixon's Vindication

absinthe48 Wrote: Sep 09, 2014 7:52 AM
Remember that Stalin and his cohorts in the Soviet Communist Party murdered 60,000,000 people, give or take the odd 10,000,000. The USSR was our ally in WW2 and was essential to the defeat of Hitler. (They were useless in the Pacific War.) War is not humanitarian in its origins and war never has been. Before we commit American bodies and treasure to war, Congress should authorize the war as per the Constitution. Ron Paul is correct, although the empire has metastasized to a point where the republic is irretrievable.
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Neanderthal Man Rocks

absinthe48 Wrote: Sep 04, 2014 7:25 AM
It is presumptuous to assume that Neanderthals were less "intellectual" than we modern men are. It may actually have been their high intelligence and social tolerance that allowed ape men from Africa to overcome them. In any case, it was probably a case of racial assimilation rather than genocide which allowed the phenotype to fade away. Mr. Tyrrell has always been amusing but superficial.
The generation which skipped out on paying its own bills is now lauded as "the greatest generation." The disaster began with FDR's New Deal but hit hardest with LBJ's Great Society. All of the openly socialist programs introduced then relied upon deficit financing to be paid by later generations. Both FDR and LBJ enjoyed large electoral majorities from a greedy constituency, although it was clear to any halfwit that their Ponzi schooners would hit a reef sooner or later, to the detriment of the USA.
Financial illiteracy? How about an inability to read and write? True illiteracy. The product of the public educrockracy which would rather build fancy stadia and lavish central offices -- and pay themselves excessively -- than to deal with the day to day problems of handling the products of broken homes.
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Al Qaeda Moving in on Israel

absinthe48 Wrote: Aug 29, 2014 5:15 AM
"Massive ballot box stuffing" is not a marker of "western style democracy"? News to me.
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Obama fails History 101

absinthe48 Wrote: Aug 28, 2014 7:42 AM
Obama may not be too good at history, but he still managed to carry most of America's 57 states.
Living and working in black majority towns, I have watched the police forces change. Our sheriffs and police chiefs have recruited "big, bad Leroy Brown". It is a relief to our white officers that they don't have to cruise the ghetto after dark. Domestic violence still exists, convenience stores still get knocked over, drive-by shootings and the occasional affray at a local bar. But we have had only a few visits from Al Sharpton. Progress of sorts.
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Blacks Must Confront Reality

absinthe48 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 7:27 AM
Some of my best friends ... okay, let us simply say that I have a lot of black acquaintances, that I was raised with the help of black nannies, that I have black cousins. I have lived with black people as a minority white male most of my life. The disintegration of the black family may be exaggerated -- they know who their siblings are -- but it breaks the heart to see girls drop out of school because they get pregnant at age 13 and to see boys drop out of school because they are dealing drugs at age 14. This is LBJ's "Great Society".
If we are giving the country away, we should cede it to our owners, the Chinese. That said, Reid's bloopers are indeed funny, but it is a measure of his power that MSM's hacks are terrified of attacking him by simply quoting him.
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