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What adds insult to injury is the fact that we, the taxpayers, are paying for PBS!
" Anyone who believes in upholding the Constitution should be outraged." This sentiment, that the proper response is to be outraged, is certainly part of the problem. When dealing with the police, it's wiser to stay cool. Professor Gates, Michael Brown and Garner were furious that a white policeman told them what to do and that was when things went tragically wrong.
In all of these high-profile confrontations between black men and the police, there has been one constant: the black man responded to the police with apoplectic rage. Garner was livid, as was Professor Gates, as was Michael Brown. Maybe the furiously angry response, which is the main component of the riots in the streets, needs to be examined.
Martin Luther King Jr. believed in non-violence and the marches he led were peaceful and orderly. At the same time (and in opposition to MLK), the black power movement rose and encouraged violence and mayhem. There were several epic, civil rights demonstrations with little or no violence. But there were far more urban tumults, with looting, fires, gunfire and, in many cases, scores of deaths. I was a young man in the 1960s. They are over and they have always been over-rated.
Riffraff, I was a high school senior in Washington, DC in 1968. The riot in our nation's capital that spring was not about "significant issues". It was about looting and mayhem, just like the ones this week.
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The End of Dodd-Frank?

Mudslinger Wrote: Nov 17, 2014 2:40 PM
You got that right, OldTimer. I refinanced this year and it was an ordeal. I needed to borrow about half the assessed value of my home and my credit rating was over 750. In the past, it would have been a no-brainer for the bank. But, because I'm self-employed, I had to produce scores of documents, get a letter from my tenant, justify deposits in my bank account and do waste-of-time work on my house (to satisfy the FHA inspector). I feel like Dodd and Frank wrote up these ridiculous requirements to avoid admitting that the main reason the refinancing market collapsed was because the feds forced banks to make shaky loans to minorities. Also, liberals don't like people like me, who create their own jobs.
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Where Are the Angry White Folks?

Mudslinger Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 8:56 PM
" They’ll just bolt the doors a little tighter, and hope and pray the violence comes to an end without touching their lives." And, if they have a small business, they'll refrain from hiring blacks.
This match is definitely in the heavyweight division. Hopefully, it's not a Sumo match. The idea of either of them in that Japanese diaper thing is not a happy thought.
Let's be honest. Islam is a religion of pieces--as in body parts.
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Which Is the Weaker Party? Your Call

Mudslinger Wrote: Sep 19, 2014 9:24 AM
The educational establishment and the media are both in the pockets of the Democrats. That's a given. But the more important force is the popular culture. In movies, television and music, middle class whites are square, unfeeling, greedy, hypocritical and sometimes violent. Whether it's the clueless suburbanite man, the hypocritical preacher, the greedy businessman, the manipulative southern belle or the violent redneck, the stereotypes are repeated again and again. The main reason Mitt Romney lost was because of who he was: a handsome and successful white businessman with a beautiful white wife.
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