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Blacks Must Confront Reality

Joe425 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 6:12 PM
It is a great tragedy that young black men are caught in this cycle. Without adult male guidance from birth, when these young men grow up they become too hard to handle. Eventually many or most run up against the police. Without respect for themselves or others, and acting out as they've been able to do up until then, they are arrested, injured or sometimes killed. Then it's the fault of everyone else. No group has ever prospered without harnessing the vitality, energy and drive of their young men. 70% illegitimacy rate indeed.
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Obama Satire? Still Objectionable

Joe425 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 10:45 AM
The last TV comedy show to skewer both sides was Laugh-In, and that was almost fifty years ago. Those shows since have been lap dogs for the left. Criticism, satire and ridicule help keep politicians on course, just as wolves keep the deer herds healthy. That's just one reason we've gotten so far off course.
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Hillary Clinton “Shoulda Stood in Bed!”

Joe425 Wrote: Aug 12, 2014 11:41 AM
Remember "I was for it before I was against it?" Hillary does that one better. I helped craft the policy and then willingly put it into play before I was against it. Whatever it takes to back back into the big white house.
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Still Kicking Around Nixon

Joe425 Wrote: Aug 06, 2014 7:41 PM
Please, let's be fair. Obama is not the worst president since WWII. He's the worst president since James Buchanan left office in 1861.
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Where's That Inflation I Was Promised?

Joe425 Wrote: Jul 17, 2014 4:12 PM
Last time I checked, fuel (which has doubled in price in the past six years) and food, the price of which has skyrocketed, are necessary for life, but they're not included in the items used to compute inflation. Nice deflection of truth.
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The Paranoids are Back

Joe425 Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 4:40 PM
Why is someone paranoid to be against common core? Fifty years ago there was a raging debate whether the federal government should be involved in education at all. Where in the Constitution is the federal government given the right or the power to interfere with local government's control of local education? But I guess it's OK because it does so well balancing the budget, running the VA and the post office and managing foreign policy.
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Three Cords And The Truth

Joe425 Wrote: Jun 10, 2014 1:48 PM
Being dyslexic is like reading English as a foreign language. It takes time to process. General George Patton didn't attend school until he was twelve. His parents understood and had the money to teach him privately in his own way. Most of us don't don't have that luxury. Then he took six years to graduate college--one year at VMI and five years at West Point. Einstein, Churchill and Edison had to fight their way to competence in ways that others could not. Of course there are few Patton's or the others, but why waste talent? In today's cookie-cutter schools these exceptions were needed. Then the chiselers moved in.
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Three Cords And The Truth

Joe425 Wrote: Jun 10, 2014 10:58 AM
"Once admitted, the student never used disability services for the purpose of getting extra test time for some manufactured "disability" such as Attention Deficit Disorder." Yes. Parents, sometimes wangle un-warannted extra time for their kids on standardized tests or other tests after admission and then, unbelievably, try to have the note that states they had extra time deleted from their file. This is not only unconsionable, it also ruins this courtesy for actual dyslexic and ADD students. There are students who need this extra time. The mandatory corollary to getting extra time is that note of it must be attached to the student's record, and if not, the appropriate institution has to be informed by the student him/herself in order to understand the student's entire record. Chalk up another one for the cheaters.
Actually Bobby Kennedy stole that line from George Bernard Shaw and never gave him credit.
The liberals made the rules. Government--and businesses and individuals--have been placed in a straitjacket of restrictive and rigid laws that on paper solve all our problems but in reality hamstring our communal efforts to solve real problems. Now they want to sidestep their restrictive laws in their attempt to remediate the serious situation facing young black men. First, they're attempting to solve a family and social problem with more paternalism. But the much more important issue is that they are trampling the laws that they've put in place for the rest of us, again placing themselves above us mere mortals. They want to try to help young black males with their proposed dubious program? Fine, but first repeal the laws that hamper the rest of us and greatly damage our society.
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