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Good grief. We live in a dictatorship where the supreme commander determines who has to obey laws ... and who doesn't.
This is an example of the court using a case to advance a political/social agenda. Does anyone, for a moment, think the NM Supreme Court would have ruled the same way if it had been the Westboro Baptist Church demanding that a gay printer be forced to print protest signs that read "God Hates F*gs?"
As a college professor, I can tell you this will not sit well with a lot of his liberal supporters on campuses. Pompous liberal professors (redundant... I know) do not like being told by politicians how to do things.
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Progressives and Blacks

RMan3 Wrote: Aug 21, 2013 5:27 PM
Unfortunately, with the Obameconomy, many of these schools are struggling. A Christian school in my town closed its doors in 2012. It had been in existence since 1974. The principal summed it up pretty well: "We survived Carter, but we couldn't survive Obama."
How about pro-choicers getting lessons on biology! Good grief - I just had a liberal call a 20-week-old unborn baby a "clump of cells." Get thee to an ultrasound!
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Who Is Racist?

RMan3 Wrote: Jul 09, 2013 11:00 AM
I ran into the same issue when I coached a college debate team for 8 years, which usually had a mix of black and white students. The cultural differences led to problems every year. For example, the black students were rarely on time for anything. If I told the team to meet at 4 p.m. at the van to leave for a trip, most of the black students would show up 20-30 minutes late, and they didn’t apologize for it!. When this happened during my first year of coaching, the white students and one punctual black student were angered that I waited for them. When I told the black students to be on time, one responded, “You have to learn to operate on black people’s time.” I told them a clock is color-blind. The next time they were late, I left without them. (They showed up on time after that! One even quit the team because of it. Over the years, quite a few black students quit over the punctuality rules.) The trips themselves were an adventure. There were constant battles over volume, with many of the black students talking and laughing VERY loudly. I was told that was a “black people” thing, too. The white students complained to me, saying they dreaded the van trips because of the noise. (I did as well.) I had to enforce “quiet times” on the van rides, and, yes, I had black students try to play the race card regarding quiet time! On top of that, we got frequent complaints at motels about the noise coming from the black students’ rooms. There was a constant discipline battle with the black students over such issues. When I told them they couldn’t compete at the next debate because of the motel complaints, they would point out that no white students were being punished. Well, the white students weren’t making all of the noise! Fortunately, I had an administration that backed me up, but it was still tedious. As for our practices, if I pointed out an error in a white student’s grammar or pronunciation, they would correct it. If I told a black student to say “ask” instead of “ax” or to say “they were” instead of “they was,” I usually got a mini-lecture about the “language of black people.” Then they would accuse tournament judges of being racist for making similar comments on debate ballots. They don’t even realize how this constant use of the race card (or “culture card?”) is holding them back in so many ways.
Ditto. I was all set to have a "Rubio 2016" bumper sticker on my car. Now, whenever he comes on TV or radio, I turn it off. I can't even stand the sound of his voice anymore.
How about Alec Baldwin? Where is the outrage about him apparently calling a black photographer a "coon" recently? Where is the call for Capitol One to drop him as an endorser? Even though there's debate about the veracity of this account, is there any doubt the media would have pounced on this story if it had been a conservative actor or politician?
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The Immigration “Crisis” Is No Crisis

RMan3 Wrote: Jun 14, 2013 12:30 AM
We'll simply get more of what I saw yesterday at the supermarket - a young Hispanic couple who could speak very little English with a young kid in tow and a shopping cart overflowing with groceries - all paid for by you and me with an EBT card at the checkout.
The bubble has popped - loudly - at the state university where I work in Illinois. Enrollment is down 17% in the last six years. In just the last two years, we've shut down or demolished three major residence halls (with space for 2000 students) because there simply aren't enough students here anymore. Room & board, tuition and fees are now $21,000 a year - and we're the cheapest state school! Administrators don't seem to understand this is simply unaffordable for many people, but they keep raising tuition each year! However, in the last decade, we've spent tens of millions on non-educational things like a "diversity center," rec center, countless administrators, and fancy dorm upgrades. We also continue to support degree programs (African-American studies, women's studies, etc.) that serve no real purpose on campus or off. Next week, the president is having a campus-wide budget meeting, the second one in a month. If some major changes are not made regarding our operating expenses and our tuition costs, this university will not exist in 20 years.
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School Bans Religious Graduation Songs

RMan3 Wrote: May 09, 2013 2:04 PM
Someone needs to stand up at this graduation ceremony and read LOUDLY the Preamble to the State Constitution of Georgia: "To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution."
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