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The Butler from Another Planet

Nobodys_Thom Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 12:24 PM
This is just one more example of the most important fact in American Politics. People in the news media and columnists etc are obsessed with what is covered by the various news services. That IS of minor importance, but 95 percent of Americans NEVER WATCH ANY NEWS EXCEPT ON DAYS LIKE KENNEDY'S FUNERAL and the 9/11 attacks. That word I used was NEVER. NEVER, EVER, EVER. Add to this the fact that people USED to get many of their opinions from people in the community they respected and whom they felt had better knowledge of the issues. NO, I DO NOT MEAN TALK RADIO FOR MOST OF THE POPULACE. The STILL get opinions from Judges, police officers, doctors and scientists etc. The problem is that THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL ACTORS PLAYING Doctors, judges, scientists etc. 10's of millions of people will now learn life lessons from the FAKE version of this real person. for more that TEN YEARS the movie about Scooter Libby's great imaginary crime played an average of 20 plus times PER WEEK on my cable system. do the math.
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The Butler from Another Planet

Nobodys_Thom Wrote: Aug 24, 2013 12:24 PM
This is just one more example of the most important fact in American Politics. People in the news media and columnists etc are obsessed with what is covered by the various news services. That IS of minor importance, but 95 percent of Americans NEVER WATCH ANY NEWS EXCEPT ON DAYS LIKE KENNEDY'S FUNERAL and the 9/11 attacks. That word I used was NEVER. NEVER, EVER, EVER. Add to this the fact that people USED to get many of their opinions from people in the community they respected and whom they felt had better knowledge of the issues. NO, I DO NOT MEAN TALK RADIO FOR MOST OF THE POPULACE. The STILL get opinions from Judges, police officers, doctors and scientists etc. The problem is that THESE PEOPLE ARE ALL ACTORS PLAYING Doctors, judges, scientists etc. 10's of millions of people will now learn life lessons from the FAKE version of this real person. for more that TEN YEARS the movie about Scooter Libby's great imaginary crime played an average of 20 plus times PER WEEK on my cable system. do the math.
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Are We Serious About Education?

Nobodys_Thom Wrote: Aug 22, 2013 2:56 PM
I'm glad for this person and the son. However, he is making a common error of Post Hoc, Proctor Hoc. Had I only had one child or not had my second I would certainly join him in self congratulations. My oldest was one of the most tractable children I have ever encountered and extremely dedicated to doing well. He finished his last three years of college without my help and then he and his wife ( also, a high achiever type) put him through a Master's at Harvard. His younger brother was bound for trouble from birth -- although HE was the one with the much higher IQ. Taken from class by the police in THIRD GRADE he was a drug addict, drunk and felon within 30 days of his majority (17 in our state if you commit a felony). He has spent the vast majority of time since in jails, prisons, homeless etc. I raised them both. With number one, we REGULARLY congratulated each other on what great parents we were and how our son reflected that. DON'T. Perhaps I share some blame for my seconds' failures although I tried to help him, but I ABSOLUTELY own no credit for the accomplishments of the first. Be thankful, not proud and as a doctor told me about my other son "It is fine to despair, but don't blame yourself. He is an individual and makes his own choices."
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Is This Still America?

Nobodys_Thom Wrote: Jul 24, 2013 1:28 PM
Learn to read. There IS NO LAW ABOUT A PRESIDENT SERVING ONLY TWICE. A President cannot be ELECTED to a third complete term or ELECTED to a third term after serving more than 1 complete term and one incomplete term of more than 2 years. However, a President could be elected to the Vice Presidency (unless the SCOTUS rules this amounts to being "elected" to a third term should he become President and so is not "eligible to serve as President" under the existing amendments. REGARDLESS of the just mentioned situation Barrack Obama could ABSOLUTELY be APPOINTED and CONFIRMED as Vice President upon the office becoming vacant as described in the 25th amendment. So..just as in Venezuela and other S. American countries he admires, Michelle Obama can run for President and either Barrack runs as V.P. or a placeholder runs and then either quits or has an unfortunate accident. At that point, Barrack Obama is appointed Vice President and confirmed. Michelle can then resign allowing Barrack to return to his Presidency for Life position OR they can rule as Coregents.
Actually, I was teaching at a Yeshiva when that happened and I had just spent a day or two explaining a certain personality disorder/type characterized by an inability to feel any empathy and lacking certain other emotions etc. One way of spotting these people is that they fail to know what the appropriate response is to some events and need to watch others and imitate when to laugh or be shocked or tear up etc. Well, BHO came out, thanked everybody for hosting the event that day, gave a big shout out to someone for the chili and then, almost like an afterthought, mentioned all the dead and dying soldiers. The whole class almost cried out "HE'S A SOCIOPATH !"" Yep, got that right.
Every timed somebody points out that Zimmerman was not "white" the tacit message is that had he BEEN "White" then what was done to him and will yet be done to him would be acceptable. He should change his name IMMEDIATELY to Fuentes or Garcia. By the way, "Hispanics" are not a race. Many "Hispanics" from Cuba and other islands are Black. "Hispanics" from SPAIN are usually, not always, White. It is a LANGUAGE group, ok?
As usual the President is ill informed on the facts, preferring to rely on his prejudices. The stand your ground law in Florida has been used BY BLACK PEOPLE at more than twice the rate that is has been used by the rest of the population. OK? AND... they are often successful. As far as this particular case is concerned, YES, Mr. PRESIDENT, if Mr. Martin has been successful in killing Mr. Gonzales he could have and -- since he is NOT a "poor, inner city kid", he would have had a private attorney who would certainly have used the statute. He was "in a place where he was legally allowed to be" and therefore was "not required to retreat, but to use whatever means of defense is available to him." THEM'S THE FACTS.
While I welcome it whenever Doctor Sowell speaks up about the absurdity that race has become in this country -- yes, I mean that--- what is needed as much or more is white people speaking up about their experiences, thoughts and ideas WHEN BLACK PEOPLE ARE THERE. You all know what I mean, but I particularly mean white people who are from the lower three quintiles of the economic demographic. One of the most destructive things in America today is the total domination of discussion by people who went to Ivy League schools and whose earnings and/or net worth are in top 5 percent. Watch my lips here. THEY DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS. NOT CLUE NUMBER ONE. The things I constantly hear about being part of "the black experience" are things I and my kids have experienced over and over and over. Getting pulled over and taken out of my car at gunpoint for no reason. check. Being arrested and thrown in jail for "resisting arrest" check. I could go on for an hour. I DON'T keep my mouth shut but most do and you know it. COWARDS,.
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'Cooling Out' the Voters

Nobodys_Thom Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 10:38 AM
another person who doesn't read moronpolitics. Brilliant explanation. Like young people obsessed with "getting busted" fail to react to a much more important event -- a friend dying of a heroin overdose, the whitehouse was all over this "video" problem for months before the attack. They had been to YouTube trying to get it taken off the air. After all IT WAS ANTIMUSLIM!!!! something the care deeply about. SO... when the Bengazi attack happened the reaction was "THIS CAN HELP US WITH THAT VIDEO PROBLEM!!". They actually didn't think of the attack itself as important because they were OBSESSED WITH THE VIDEO. Everything else was seen in reference to that. Classic Psychology of obsession. You see everything else as it relates
Another example of the media's unfairness to Pres. Obama. Ask anybody that knew him as the most popular lecturer at Chicago and they will tell you. The media and their silly prejudice against smoking has eviscerated Barrack's image by denying him his most potent weapon--his mastery of the "french inhale". That nose could have won this election had they only shown it to America....
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