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What's the Real Race Issue Here?

Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 10:49 AM
Shhh......don't confuse the liberals by stating obvious truths!
Incredulous2 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 6:27 PM
Sure you can state that with your very own answer. Had you wished to make a point, you'd have stated that since my chevy has a million miles on it, it's fair to say ALL chevy's should get at least a million miles.
See the dif?
dahni Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 12:59 PM
Snark, Amy is doing the best she can to appear intelligent, caring, warm and loving. It's just that her efforts are akin to a blind person arguing the merits of a Picasso drawing. Sad...
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 11:53 AM
So you take a stipulation (let's take as truth your statement) as "questioning your veracity?"

Um, sure. Have you always been so sensitive as to seek for, and find, slights where none are indicated or intended?

Here, let me help you: In arguing the larger point - that is that the statement made is GENERALLY TRUE, I simply granted the smaller point - the assertion that you made about your grand-daughter's appearance. Has it occurred to you that your assertion about "having to look closely" is, in itself, a judgment, and not a "fact?"

Somehow finding that to constitute "questioning your veracity" is all you, not me. One cannot judge the "veracity of a judgment." Do you understand this, or does it, too, strike you as a challenge?
AmyDB Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 11:37 AM
I was just mentioning the fact that not everyone who has the blood has the outward appearance.
Now as far as questioning my veracity....what ever.
Snarkasterous1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 11:20 AM
And by pointing out a single instance (let's take as truth your statement) - you assert that the general case is demonstrably false?

Um...OK. Let's try another:

"I have a chevy sedan with a million miles on it. Thus, one cannot state truthfully that chevys generally wear out in less than a million miles."

Of course, this is gibberish, as there is a HUGE PREPONDERANCE of evidence to the contrary.

- Snark
AmyDB Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 10:59 AM
Thasic & Snark I beg to differ. My grand-daughter is 1/4 black & she doesn't look it unless you look very closely. She has skin tone that falls within Caucasian norm, golden blond/brown hair, & gray green eyes. Unless you look closely at the underlying bone structure you can not tell that she is anything but Caucasian.

Twice Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren have faced off in televised debates, and twice the Massachusetts Senate candidates traded blows over Warren's claim to American Indian ancestry within seconds of the opening bell. The Republican incumbent and his Democratic challenger have launched dueling campaign ads calling even more attention to the issue, and there has even been a mini-kerfuffle over the low-rent antics of a few Brown staff members, who were filmed war-whooping and tomahawk-chopping at a campaign event in Dorchester.

Plainly the question of Warren's Cherokee heritage isn't going away any time soon. I'll be surprised if...