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But this is of course an AP Wire news story, simply published by TH - not written by AP writers. It will therefore of course reflect the AP's slant.
Bingo. If you are a migrant worker, then you cannot prove your residency - because by definition YOU DO NOT LIVE THERE.
"...which include a distinct marking from those issued to U.S. citizens and residents..." I'm kind of entertained by the idea that they will be carrying a card *identifying* them as illegal aliens. Ha! (And no, I in NO way endorse the whole concept. It is indeed the slippery slope.)
Since there's no father around (already Huge Problem #1), and no mention is made of little brothers and sisters, of whom is he afraid? That Mom will sleepwalk and kill him? That he'll do the same to her? That the gun will spontaneously go off/explode in Mom's drawer? Can't quite tell why Little Johnny Brownshirt feels unsafe. Better that he hand over the white flour and white sugar, hidden in the secret drawer in the kitchen.
How perfectly lovely, Mr. Bialosky! Thank you for pointing out something that you love, even though it doesn't exactly fit your family's faith traditions. But how fun that this ritual of sorts has become part of your family's family traditions! (And let's be honest; there's nothing in Christianity about "Christmas lights" either, but so what! They're pretty!) Would that more Americans would find pleasure in their neighbors' celebrations, rather than seeing them as an affront to their supposed Freedom From Religion. (Who doesn't like to look at beautiful lights?! Unless they're lighting up your bedroom as you try to sleep, I guess!)
And I too have been mistaken for an employee at various stores. And I have mistaken others. It has nothing to do with race - it has to do with if I can see your purse! No purse? you must work here (if you're a woman). I suspect her purse was showing, and she was asked ONLY because she's 5'11". HEIGHTISM!!! Besides, Mrs. Obama admitted the first time she told the story that she was taller and the "asker* was short - and that she enjoyed the encounter because she was treated like a regular person [in disguise]. In the retelling, suddenly it's ugly, and because she's black. Hilarious.
The Cooper story - SO infuriating. The man obviously had been calling out to her, asking her to move the bag. What were his choices (besides letting her take up 2 seats)? 1.) Touch her to get her attention - and have her yell Assault! or Rape! 2.) Move the bag himself. Maybe he was actually a SEXIST pig, and that's what he meant by her needing to listen to him. Maybe it was sexism and not racism! Or maybe he could tell that she was a teacher, and he hates teachers! It was jobism!! Maybe ageism! Maybe he hates people of her age! Or her skinniness/fatness! Sizeism! Or maybe, ridiculous woman, you should have profusely apologized to HIM for having taken up 2 seats and then not heard his requests for you to move your bag so that he could sit down!! That's what any normal person would have done, so matter WHAT the race/sex/age/career/religion dichotomy you two comprised. I certainly would have apologized to a kid/old man, black/white/Latino, Muslim/Rastafarian WHATEVER if I'd been in your place. "Oh, I'm so sorry - let me get that! I was taking up that seat and didn't even hear you ask! I'm SO sorry!" Would have served the woman right, since she was obviously not paying attention to her bags and her laptop out in the open, if some thief took advantage of her cluelessness and made off with it. How stupid can you get?? At least her anger would have been justified - somebody stole something of hers (which I don't wish on her or anybody). Instead, she's mad because someone pointed out that she was a selfish pig and she tried to blame it on her skin color.
Hilarious (ok, pathetic actually) that the sole vestige of Christmas left (Santa) - that they now hate - isn't even the real Christmas story, but a second class leftover of that which we [Christians] have left to us. Gone already is any mention of the miraculous birth of the Savior of Mankind. No, all we get now is a fat man in a suit who stalks you all year and then breaks into your home. THAT is religiously offensive? To us Christians, maybe! Next year, they'll be banning the Easter Bunny - even though he has zero to do with the resurrection of Christ. A bunny will be too offensive and "religious." But chocolate will still be hawked and sold, you bet. Just like pushing the buying of "holiday" presents now. We give gifts to each other because....um...because... it's "The Holidays"!
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The College Rape Club

The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 11:53 PM
Hilarious. And terrifying.
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The College Rape Club

The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 11:52 PM
That was terrifying.
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The College Rape Club

The Original Alice Wrote: Dec 11, 2014 8:10 AM
Unfortunately, I have no doubt that young women have sex without their[sober] consent on college campuses frequently. And in multiple partner settings. And these women are not putting up the kind of fight that signals to a sober man that this is rape. This stuff does not happen without the girls' getting sheet-faced drunk (or drugged). And yes, often with the help of her "date." But like the original doubters of the Jackie tale, I found that several elements rang false. I will say, though, that it does not mean than young women are not gotten drunk and gang-raped. I just think it's by equally drunk young men, not the creepy sober group who lured Jackie to a darkened room, threw her onto a glass table which broke, then violently took turns - on the broken glass - for 3 hours, was it? But things like the gang-bang of a dormmate of mine (back in the '80s), while she was passed out) I'm absolutely positive still do happen. Frat party, sports team party, dorm party - it happens. Having been a sorority girl who went to these parties, I'm telling you it happens. However, I suspect much less frequently. I think the word IS getting out that this is unacceptable, and you could be kicked out of school/thrown in jail - which was not the case back when.
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