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Where Are the Angry White Folks?

Kurt114 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 8:14 AM
We know that the legal system and the media do not have our backs. We know that, were we to protest, we would be labeled as racist. We know that if we were to be arrested our jobs would be in jeopardy. We know that we have no recourse through the legal system. We relocate our families. We provide for the physical protection of ourselves and our families. We know that we can only count on ourselves. One reason the rioting is restricted to minority areas is that, were it to spread into non-minority neighborhoods and those residents were to feel their lives were threatened, the response would be swift and decisive. We are not afraid. We have fought and won this country's wars. Cowards don't do that. We are logical.
Orwellian. A subpoena was issued, so at least one judge is on the city's side in this issue. It will wind up in court. The churches will have to pay for their attorney's, and the taxpayers of Houston will pay for the city's attorneys. People who crow about Texas being a conservative bastion need to acknowledge that Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Austin are progressive strongholds. Another big amnesty and Texas becomes a Democrat stronghold.
I respect Mr. Ransom's opinions, but strongly disagree with this one. Middle Eastern states, like Saudi Arabia, are currently reaping what they have sown with regards to encouraging Islamic activism. It's time for those nations to saddle up and send their sons into battle against the monster they have helped to create.
These facts have been well known for decades. The FBI's Uniform Crime Reports have long been telling this story. The truth undermines the agenda of many people, though. The truth isn't "racist". The truth is simply what it is. Those who deny reality in the name of advancing a false agenda are the racists. I moved from a diverse, urban area for the safety of my family. When I lived in a large city I knew that my interests did not matter, that the local powers only wanted my tax dollars and my silence. I feel that is all the federal government wants from me, as well, but I can't escape the reach of the feds.
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Doubling Down on Inflation

Kurt114 Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 7:26 AM
Bigdawg, well written. It occurs to me that if the Fed were not buying treasuries, and interest rates on new debt were allowed to be set by the market, the resulting interest cost would force a reduction in federal spending. The Fed, then, is enabling deficit spending.
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Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

Kurt114 Wrote: Sep 01, 2014 7:26 AM
This plan make sense. Reward people for engaging in productive activity rather than maladaptive behavior. Of course, some outfit that is vested in the status quo will find an angle to challenge it in court.
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Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

Kurt114 Wrote: Sep 01, 2014 7:24 AM
Correct, Jeff. That's why I am in the market for a comfortable road car. I have had it with bowing down to the State just to get on an airplane. Got the pat down once. The last time I was being careful to make sure I had everything off my person that might set of the alarms, and one of the Polizei told me to hurry up. Screw them.
Curious what the ethnic make up of the 17% who strongly approve is. Not really.
Ava, I voted for Perry several times. I lived in Texas for a long time. I remember when illegals in the northern part of the state were a novelty, and ESL in school meant learn English or fail. They learned English quickly. Please research what Perry did in 2006. Numerous state laws intended to reduce illegal immigration in Texas were bottled up in conference by his Lt. Governor and not allowed to come to a vote in Austin. This is one of numerous examples of Perry talking the talk but not walking the walk. I like the Governor Goodhair label, because it implies appearances over substance. Appropriate. With regards to the Spanish language, in the part of Texas I lived in it was impossible for gringo kids to get many jobs in restaurants or construction because they could not talk to the other employees. My family has gone into businesses in South Texas where we would not be helped if we did not speak Spanish. One of these was a Walmart in Port Isabel. By the time we left, whole sections of the city I lived in were Spanish language only. I retired from teaching school in Texas. The Hispanic kids in history class overwhelmingly identified themselves as Mexicans rather than Texans. The "recent arrivals" were always first in line for their free and reduced breakfasts and lunches. Before that I worked in law enforcement where I saw first hand the destruction wrought by illegals, who would disappear when they made bond. Their names and SSN's were false, anyway. No computerized fingerprint systems at that time. Gone. I have a certificate of appreciation from the Border Patrol for assisting in the deportation of so many criminal aliens from Texas. BTW, I went to graduate school in Texas, too. I'm impressed. I was in the arena. How about you? Ava, you try again.
My son went back to Texas. He drives trucks. He was told several times by prospective employers that if he didn't speak Spanish, they didn't need him. He wouldn't be able to speak to their customers. On one occasion he was handed an application written in Spanish and told that if he couldn't fill it out he need not apply. He gave up and left the state, like I did after having lived there for thirty years. The establishment Republicans are as much a part of the problem as the Democrats. I lived under Governor Goodhair Perry for years. He talks a good game on immigration, but will not do anything of substance. His sending the National Guard to the border for a while is just eyewash. He won't let them have rules of engagement that would actually do anything. The demographics of Texas would make doing otherwise political suicide. My theory is that Obama wants to flood Texas will illegals and turn the state blue. Contrary to its public image, Texas is closer to flipping than most realize. The border counties, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas are Democrat strongholds already. Boehner and company could defund Obama's efforts to dismantle our immigration enforcement, but they won't, because they receive funding from businesses that benefit from cheap labor. And so the country goes.
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