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Today In GOP Outreach: House Majority Whip Admits Speaking At White-Power Event

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Today In GOP Outreach: House Majority Whip Admits Speaking At White-Power Event

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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), the third highest-ranking member in the Republican caucus, admitted on Monday that he spoke at a white-power conference in 2002.

Scalise’s presence as an “honored guest” at a 2002 European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) conference was first reported on Sunday by Louisiana-based blogger Lamar White, Jr. EURO, which was founded by former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, is classified as a white nationalist hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

According to posts that White, Jr. uncovered from the white-power site stormfront.org, Scalise — who was a state representative at the time — addressed the crowd and “discussed ways to oversee gross mismanagement of tax revenue or ‘slush funds’ that have little or no accountability,” and “brought into sharp focus the dire circumstances pervasive in many important, under-funded needs of the community at the expense of graft within the Housing and Urban Development Fund, an apparent give-away to a selective group based on race.”

On Monday, Scalise’s spokeswoman Moira Bagley confirmed his attendence at the event to The Washington Post:

“Throughout his career in public service, Mr. Scalise has spoken to hundreds of different groups with a broad range of viewpoints,” Bagley said. “In every case, he was building support for his policies, not the other way around. In 2002, he made himself available to anyone who wanted to hear his proposal to eliminate slush funds that wasted millions of taxpayer dollars as well as his opposition to a proposed tax increase on middle-class families.”

She added, “He has never been affiliated with the abhorrent group in question. The hate-fueled ignorance and intolerance that group projects is in stark contradiction to what Mr. Scalise believes and practices as a father, a husband, and a devoted Catholic.”

Bagley’s statement does not specify if or when Scalise realized that he had addressed a group that believes that “the Jews are the enemy of the White race, and they are largely responsible for the ‘browning’ of America,” or that “the beautiful Germany of the 1930s with blonde children happily running through every village has been replaced with a multi-racial cesspool.” Furthermore, her claim that he “has never been affiliated with the abhorrent group in question” is rather undercut by the fact that he gave an apparently well-regarded speech to their annual conference.

Scalise is not the first prominent Republican to associate with white supremacists; Scalise’s former colleague in the House, Ron Paul, once praised Duke in a newsletter. But Paul never held a position nearly as powerful as majority whip.

It remains to be seen whether the new revelations will cost Scalise his position; GOP leaders are reportedly “monitoring” the situation.

Meanwhile, the news seems extremely unlikely to help Republicans in their mostly forgotten quest to reach out to minority voters.

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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Henry Decker

Henry Decker was formerly the Managing Editor of The National Memo. He is currently an Online Associate at MRCampaigns.

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  1. Lynda Groom December 29, 2014

    The man has a great team of spin doctors trying to provide cover for this disgusting part of his past. I’m not buying the sales job in the least. If the man did not really understand the extent of the white-power group and their view he is just too stupid to be in office…or just dishonest.

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    1. Carolyn1520 January 1, 2015

      This is the same group of people who has Cheney defending torture unapologetically, I might add. In his own words he’d do it again.
      That they lie openly has become acceptable. We wonder why their constituents don’t call them on it. Simple. They empathize and agree .

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  2. ericlipps December 30, 2014

    Sad to say, Scalise is typical of today’s Republican Party: he associates himself with extremist groups, even outright hate groups, and when outed, whines that he knows nothing, nothing about them. That, of course, is if they don’t instead proudly embrace the group in question, as floods of Republicans once did the Moral Majority and as Texas governor Rick Perry did the Texas secessionist movement.

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    1. FireBaron December 30, 2014

      “I am shocked! Shocked, I say, to hear that there may have been racists and White supremacists in that crowd I addressed!”

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      1. Dominick Vila December 30, 2014

        Should we assume he expected Mother Teresa or Martin Luther King at a white supremacist rally?

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        1. charleo1 December 30, 2014

          State Congressman Scales was one of only 6 representatives in 2002, that voted against making MLK Day a State holiday in Louisiana. That was 2 years after his speech at the EURO meeting. Where he wasn’t the first speaker. But, he, “didn’t realize EURO was a hate group,” founded by Grand Wizard, David Duke. Because, (A) He’d never heard of David Duke. (B) He missed the Nazi Flag behind the podium. (C) He couldn’t tell the difference between what the earlier speakers were saying at that meeting, from the usual RNC pep rallies. (D) He was courting a major constituency in his district.

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  3. charleo1 December 30, 2014

    Well, you know what they say? The further up the pole the monkey climbs… But let’s not rush to spurious conclusions here. That even Neo Nazi Skinheads, and other assorted groups that believe Hitler basically had it right, are not concerned about governmental accountability, is kind of a leap. Ministers like Jimmy Swaggart, have been know to occasionally visit houses of ill repute in their never ending search for converts. And just because the political map of GOP strongholds is a mirror image of the Old Confederacy, or the racial make up of the Party base is 98% White, or even that the Governor of TX. called his hunting retreat, “Ni**er Ranch,” shouldn’t be used to broad brush the entire political organization, as some kind of Fascist sympathizing, dog whistling, Southern Strategizing, foaming at the mouth bigots. Not all of them want to load 10 or 12 million people on boxcars, and ship them and their families back to Mexico. Heck no! Some of them want to keep them in the Country without a legal leg to stand on. Exploit them for profit, and use them as a political props to drive the other part of the base to the polls. Nothing racist there. After all, who talks more about freedom, and family values, than the Republican Party?

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  4. Eleanore Whitaker December 30, 2014

    Why hasn’t this guy been censored? We have a Civil Rights Act in place that is supposed to be enforced top down, sideways and all ways. The men in these red states have big mouths and can’t them long enough for their brains to take control.

    What the south and southwest wants is total takeover. That’s more than obvious by the all too public comments they make constantly that reeks of racism. I thought this was OUR government too?

    If LA won’t censor this guy and make an example of him, then it’s up to citizens everywhere to do what LA won’t. States rights end when mouths like this go too far off the deep end.

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    1. 1standlastword December 30, 2014

      You might get an ulcer expecting accountability from our government: especially when it involves “r”epublicans.

      Events of late indicate we’ve gone over that cliff since long ago

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker December 30, 2014

        I don’t know if you have children or not. I do. If I didn’t have specific expectations of them, I imagine they’d have been bred as if by wolves in the wild.

        There is nothing wrong with demanding the censorship when a politician steps out of line. More and more, the Confederacy is showing the same brazen KKK culture. Is a race war what they are after? Because, if it is…it’s what they’ll get.

        I am no so prone to defeatism. When our kids futures are at stake, no adult today can afford the luxury of “enabler” mentalities.

        When someone does something they know is wrong and doesn’t expect punishment, we may as well not bother to discipline our kids. Or has that too “gone over the cliff?”

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        1. 1standlastword December 30, 2014

          I have no children and I am so glad of it. I don’t have a problem with demanding accountability and rule of law for people who habitually fail to parent themselves but to expect those virtues from a society that has become too morally corrupt to do right to correct wrong means some more drastic measures are forming to motivate justice. I see my disgust as preliminary.

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        2. 1standlastword December 30, 2014
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          1. charleo1 December 30, 2014

            Nice article of Republicans circling the wagons
            in support of a man, and a mentality they whole heartedly agree with. Plus, forming a circle now, prepares them for the big circle jerk later on this
            year. As they choose their nominee for Prez.

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          2. Carolyn1520 January 1, 2015

            It can only help the democratic party in terms of the 2016 election. All I care about right now is keeping the freaks out of the White House. for a few more terms. Eventually they will implode.

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          3. charleo1 January 1, 2015

            It is highly unlikely the GOP will be able to win the White House. Unless they can find someone to sell their ugly, hate filled, wealth worshipping, nonsense to a wide plurality of an electorate getting more diverse, and more averse to their extremism, and radicalism, with every election cycle. Down the ticket they will unfortunately be able to secure enough political power to impede progress. But impeding is not dragging progress backward. And the long term outlook for moving forward, looks very very good indeed. But we must somehow, at some point, get all this money out of our political processes. If we want to have a truly representative democracy without having to go to the mat, so to speak, for every forward inch. As to perspective on this. Our own history shows us, that every generation of Americans have had their own particular battles they had to fight to protect our democratic traditions from adversaries of many sources. And this I believe, will be the challenge for the next generation. And I have no doubts as to their ability to see the stakes and rise to the occasion.

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    2. charleo1 December 30, 2014

      This news will undoubtedly inspire a grassroots initiative in his district to draft the guy for President.

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker December 31, 2014

        It takes real balls for a Speaker of the House to condone what Scalise said. Yesterday, that’s exactly what Sucker Boy Boehner did. I view this as the GOP going down faster than the rebels in Atlanta.

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        1. charleo1 December 31, 2014

          The GOP, is like any other organization. In that who they are, is determined by the people, and the policies they represent. And with some issues, like this, leaders of that organization, like Boehner, have no choice but to show their true colors. They remain the Southern White Party that was re seated in gov. after the Civil War. They called themselves Democrats back
          then. But even after they had lost the military aspect of their secession, which they held, was a Right under
          the Constitution. They returned, but continued to hold even to this day, the same fundamental positions on the lack of Federal legitimacy over the State’s Rights to uphold the institutions of inequality based on race, if they so choose. So, I’ve grown up in the South. And
          know first hand, the White Southern Confederate has their own lexicon, and tacitly agrees with the even the most despicable aspects of an institution that says that one person may be granted property rights over another, if that’s codified in the particular State where both the owner, and owned reside. They agree with the Dred-Scott decision, based on that idea of property rights. They often still express this in the ways they talk about the illegitimacy the Federal Gov. to tax anything. By referring to that taxation as stealing. Stealing wealth, freedom, Rights, liberty, and also slaves. They are what they are.

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker December 31, 2014

            My 33 year experience as a Republican perhaps has colored my view of this organization. In actuality, they are less GOP than they are contrarian Tea Party extremists. Now, we all know that extremists burn themselves out eventually. Time has a way of greying not just their hair but their gray matter as well.

            The problem is that today’s GOP is funded by a magnitude of wealth that’s unparalled in US history. That’s more dangerous than the attempts by the Robber Barons of the early 1900s who believed they could do as they pleased, create interconnected “trusts” and generally treat their laborers as trash. All while they poured money into buying the politicians they wanted.

            The GOP today is symptomatic of a deeper, insidious desire for autonomous power. They would not get away with their duplicitous, covetousness in any other era of US history. They’ve weakened the most important branches of government for a reason: no consequences for their actions.

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          2. stcroixcarp December 31, 2014

            Glad you saw the light. Happy New Year. I’ve enjoyed your posts.

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          3. Eleanore Whitaker January 2, 2015

            The GOP since Warren Harding has been a failure. Harding had his TeaPot Dome scandal, Hoover caused the Great Depression by sucking up to his industrialists, Nixon and his WaterGate, Reagan and his Trickle Down that Didn’t, Bush ’41 and his Kinder Gentler to the Wealthy and Bush ’43…with his Sept. 2008 Financial Meltdown and WMDs. Their legacy is before them. The only genuine Republicans of the past were Eisenhower who warned us about the military industrialists getting too into government. Look at how true his warning is…Now, the taxpayers who have already paid for the care of those who return wounded from war are left without funds thanks to greedy GOP politicians. These sad part is that decent, young men and women believing in patriotism come home to nothing. So they’ve turned vets into charity cases dependent on Wounded Warrior funding to help them with their needs. This is about as sick as it needs to get. Do I hate Republicans? No. Do I hate what they do? How can I not?

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          4. charleo1 December 31, 2014

            You nailed it, Eleanor! There is racism, and then there is the unprecedented assault on democracy itself. Which are not incompatible partners. I Second Stcroixcarp! Happy New Year, love your posts!

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          5. Carolyn1520 January 1, 2015

            The GOP allowed themselves to be hijacked . They invited them in to generate more votes, were too cowardly to stand up to them and now they
            have taken over the party. The GOP is republican in name only.

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          6. NoNumberNow January 10, 2015

            The insidious desire of power is not limited to the GOP. One only has to observe the continued practice and threats by the Democrat
            President to do as he pleases, with or without the cooperation of Congress; a Congress that has had both GOP and Democrats as the dominant political party during his reign. One can argue how the weakening of the most
            important branches came about. It certainly didn’t happen overnight. Even though you did
            not identify the important branches, you should
            remember that Democrats have dominated control of Congress and the Presidency for the better part of the last century. They have either been entirely inept at governing or, more likely, they also enjoy power, wealth, and prestige given to them while running the country. They are not anymore willing to change the status quo than anyone else. Greed and avarice are universal.

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          7. Eleanore Whitaker January 10, 2015

            You fool no one with your Democratic president BS…The president is part of the Executive branch of government. Would you say the same of a president of a corporation who makes ALL the decisions? You can bet your boodle you won’t. Why? Because in your narrow minded world, the Speaker of the House who is NOT part of the Executive Branch but acts as if he is and Senator McConnell the GOP hack who acts as if he’s the president think they can override the US Constitution. The lasts time I looked, the 3 branches of government are equal. So do explain to us why the Speaker acts as if he’s the president and can be the last word on executive power?

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          8. NoNumberNow January 11, 2015

            Actually, the president, whether of the country or of a corporation does not make decisions unilaterally. They lead. The President has the Executive branch staff and Cabinet behind him and a corporation has the board of directors and top level managers to make decisions. The Speaker of the House, and Senate Majority Leader are members of Congress, who, like the President of the Executive Branch cannot act unilaterally. The common posturing they all do, speaking in the first person, is politicking. None of these 3 can do anything without backing and support of staff and law. All of these government leaders are supposed to rely on the U.S. Constitution for doing it properly. That’s where the 3rd part of the government steps in: the Judicial Branch.

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          9. Eleanore Whitaker January 11, 2015

            I agree…Now…do you want to admit that the GOP obstruction of the past 6 1/2 years denied this president HIS right to LEAD? The Speaker of the House according to the US Constitution is 3rd in line should the President and Vice President be unable to continue in the due diligence of their executive duties. The Speaker of the House and Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority leader do not get to do the leading. To allow them to be supreme high Grand Pubbah leaders, as part of the branch of government that LEGISLATES, they must seek final approval from the leader, as president. The Legislative branch is not the executive branch. Sorry but you are trying to paint the legislative branch as unilaterally above the president. The president has veto power. The speaker of House like any president can be impeached as can any of the Justices in the judicial branch. How do you not know this?

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          10. NoNumberNow January 11, 2015

            A good leader knows how to lead even when his compatriots–Congress– are reluctant to follow. The Democrats had control of the Senate for 6 years, yet were unable, along with the President, to work together with the Republican controlled Legislature. It appears that not one leader in Congress or the Executive branches had the skills necessary to bring all sides together (compromise) to efficiently run the government. It’s easy to point fingers and blame the other side. In realty, true leadership skills are lacking all around.

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          11. Eleanore Whitaker January 12, 2015

            Oh puhlease….March 2009…Mitch McConnell: “We will get RID of Obama.” Does that sound like “reluctance” to you?

            Every year following, the same brand of red state bullying and militancy has obstructed everything THIS twice elected leader has tried to do. Can you walk through a brick wall and come out unscathed? You bet your “A” you can’t.

            Enough with your narrow minded, needledbrained BS. The President is the Executive officer in our democracy. It’s his duty to EXECUTE legislation he deems best for ALL Americans. Whether you right wing turds like that or not. Boehner and McConnell are not president nor will these two wusses of the right ever be.

            Your way and 99% of every dime Americans earn would end right back in the hands of Big Business employers whose greedy beak noses don’t know there are limits to how much we will tolerate from them…and you.

            Take your lame butt excuses about “reluctance” to phonies like you who use typical right wing double speak to try and make two way mirrors reflect only your views.

            If what McConnell and Boehner and the rest of your Tea Party turds exhibit is “reluctance,” what the hell must declaring a Civil War be like for these good ole good ole wussy bois?

            The GOP will fail, fail, fail again and again as they have since Warren Harding. Their reputation for failure precedes these lame brained mental midgets. Why? Because they regurgitate the same BS ideology that doesn’t ever work. When money men seek takeover of our government, the boots up their butts they’ll get from angry mobs of Americans fed up with their double talking Pay to Play games is what they earned for their idiocy.

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          12. Buzzi Butt January 11, 2015

            You rant, but have not really addressed what No#Now has said. Your knowledge of the workings of the government are sorely lacking. How come it took you over 3 decades to become a GOP hater?

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        2. NoNumberNow January 1, 2015

          He spoke to a group of voters, albeit with a very slanted viewpoint, years ago. They are still entitled to representation by the elected officials. I don’t see that a white supremacist group is anymore lopsided philosophically or less entitled to Constitutional rights than a destructive mob of thugs, religious fanatics killing non-beleivers, or Democrats disavowing God.

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          1. Carolyn1520 January 2, 2015

            “than a destructive mob of thugs, religious fanatics killing non-beleivers, or Democrats disavowing God.”

            Who are these people you are comparing him to? I noticed you threw Democrat in there. Be specific please I’d really like to know.

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          2. NoNumberNow January 8, 2015

            What people do I refer to? I am referring to all citizens of the United States. It matters not if one is a Democrat, Republican, farmer, factory worker, homeless, a housewife bible thumper, Muslim, mentally ill, criminal or child, etc. Each of us is entitled to representation by our elected officials as a democratic republic is so designed to do. If the disenfranchised of what ever ilk are not represented, one risks civil disobedience or, at least, unnecessary contention between citizens and government.

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          3. Carolyn1520 January 8, 2015

            Sorry. I misunderstood what you were saying. I do agree everyone is entitled to be equally represented.
            Scalise is the one who said he is David Duke without the baggage so he opened the door for people to assume his position is not one of innocently addressing this particular group without prior knowledge of what they represent.

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    3. Buzzi Butt January 25, 2015

      So, the LA guy speaks his mind. That does not violate the Constitution or Civil Rights. Anymore than rude and insulting comments such you spew should be be infringed. Ellie, you have got to sit back, sip on a cool draft and think something nice.

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      1. Eleanore Whitaker January 26, 2015

        I have NO intentions of doing one single thing you post. Why? Because I’m not a moron. I know that it’s okay for you men to be as rude as you please…You wouldn’t dare say Nikki Haley has “thunder thighs” but it’s okay for you fat gut Middle Aged Shaven Heads to say that about Hillary right? It’s okay when you jerks call the President of the United States “Obummer” and all manner of rude, insulting names and…if you are this rude a male president, I can only imagine how rude you morons will be to President Hillary Clinton or President Elizabeth Warren. Shove it pallie…There are 2% MORE women than men in the US and we pay the same taxes and you men skank around paying women less to line your own pockets. Those days are over. Get used to it.

        You 2-bit hicks make me laugh…pump those fists, puff out those chests, shave those heads to hide your baldness and then tell women with educations who pay their own way what to do? Sorry, Daisy Mae I’m not. Now do go and drool over Daisy Mae’s bazongas…that’s all you men are go for these days anyway.

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        1. Buzzi Butt January 31, 2015

          Off your meds again, I see. Or maybe it’s time for a dosage adjustment.

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          1. Eleanore Whitaker January 31, 2015

            Buzzi Butt…Why is it you morons of the right always repeat yourselves over and over and over? Meds? Please…get a life and you won’t need that booze you call “meds.”

            People who live in the northeast and are working taxpayers can’t afford the luxury of paying for “meds.” Most of our paychecks end up in your red states for lazy butts like you who are on phony SSDI….check the facts. The states with the highest welfare and phony SSDI claims are ALL in red states.

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          2. Buzzi Butt February 6, 2015

            Your affliction really is coloring your objectivity. Good luck finding a prescription that will help you.

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          3. Eleanore Whitaker February 7, 2015

            You righties must all know your drugs….all of you repeat the same BS over and over…”meds,” “meds,” “meds”

            So..just admit that what’s really wrong with righties is that they are all boozers, drug addicts and mentally ill inmate of the same mental institution.

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          4. hicusdicus February 10, 2015

            Why don’t you go back to being a republican, you would fit right in.

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          5. Eleanore Whitaker February 11, 2015

            I loathe and detest men who are phonies, who make idle threats they use to keep others in bondage and who impose their narrow minded BS on others.

            The GOP bulls hate women. They think women have one and one purpose only: Legs that open on command.

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          6. hicusdicus February 11, 2015

            I bet that is one command you have not heard in a long time at least from a weenie wagger. I would sure like to hear about your leg spreading from the camel toe crowd. Ripley s believe it or not would probably give you at least, honorable mention. I don’t how I would get through the day without reading one of your sparkling comments.

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          7. Eleanore Whitaker February 12, 2015

            Thank you for proving what most women know…you men are all a bunch of sex addicts. Stop overdosing on Viagra.

            Correct. Ripleys would give me honorable mention for poking holes in your neurotic need to demean women.

            So do tell…your birth…it was an Immaculate Conception?

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          8. hicusdicus February 12, 2015

            Yes it was.You are nothing more than a rib bone. Now you know, so bow down and pay homage to your creator. I will consider forgiving you for your transgressions. But there is a condition, You must renounce your membership in the camel-toe cult. I will have no strange gods before me and you are beyond strange.

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          9. Eleanore Whitaker February 12, 2015

            So Adam …you must be a cuckhold to your two sons, Cain and Abel with your wife Eve doing the work while you looked on.

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          10. hicusdicus February 12, 2015

            The reason god the almighty created woman out of a mere rib was was to be a help mate to her beloved master. For obeying him he will reward her with the pleasure of his manhood.

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          11. Eleanore Whitaker February 13, 2015

            Thank you for providing the male Biblical version of why some men are narcissists who believe in their own superiority.

            According to my religion, “mankind” was created in the image and likeness of God…not a man. As for obeying, I think you need to recall who caved in the garden of Eden. Adam was too stupid to say “NO!” when Eve handed him that apple?

            BS…Try and get any guy to take orders from any woman and a herd of unicorns return.

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          12. hicusdicus March 1, 2015

            Men are superior until it comes time to read directions.

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          13. Eleanore Whitaker March 2, 2015

            I found in my job experience just the opposite. When I worked with chemists, they followed mass balance sheets, certificates of analyses and material data sheets to the letter. With accountants I worked with, numbers in various budget, financial and expense reports were always scrutinized to the penny. Engineers I worked with? OMG…every tiny scrawl on the AutoCad screen was a major issue with them. Even the engineering estimators and project managers never missed a beat when it came to reading and following drawing instructions.

            Women I’ve worked with, on the other hand, often were in too much of a hurry to mentally process important details.

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          14. hicusdicus March 2, 2015

            Engineers are a weird lot. I am married to one. The only 2 reasons I married her was she always read and followed directions but most important she had a good job with a big paycheck. This attribute let me live the life style I was entitled to.

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          15. Eleanore Whitaker March 3, 2015

            I worked with engineers from 1989 to 2013. I found it an interesting way to observe men in the workplace. As a freelance writer, their personalities always piqued my curiousity about their interface with each other. Unfortunately, it was a male dominated workplace. It’s rather impressive that your wife is an engineer. She clearly deserves credit for breaking through the glass ceiling I observed for 24+ years.

            The only woman who ever interviewed at our company in 1992 was considered “unqualified” for the job even though she had a MSME and was an ace pollution equipment designer. As I recall, the remark made by the chief decision maker regarding hiring this lone candidate was, “she wouldn’t fit in.” Followed by, “how will a woman climb a 100 foot scrubber tower in high heels?”

            I was never part of their wall of pervading masculinity since I was their combination tech writer, office and accounting manager.

            After nearly a quarter decade in their presence, the only flaw I find in engineers is the same that I found with the chemists and CPAs I worked with prior to engineering, men have a unique talent for convenient deafness at the sound of a female voice. rofl.

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          16. hicusdicus March 3, 2015

            At the sound of a female voice my ears always perk up. It means I am going to be called on to perform some task and 99 percent of the time it won’t be fun. Men are complete you know what’s, when comes to how they treat other men who they do not consider their equals. I remember that all of my life when meeting other supposedly accomplished males they always seem to eventually ask what you did for a living. This is done to establish their pecking order. I never told the same story twice. But I never actually lied, I played the game. The only reason men don’t play the same game with a woman as they play with another man is in the back of their mind they fear getting getting hit with a shovel.

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          17. Eleanore Whitaker March 3, 2015

            OMG…You are soooooo right. Working in an all male environment was an exercise in tolerance. I couldn’t believe how vicious men with PhDs and masters in eng could be to each other. What I found educational though was a tactic I actually “borrowed” from these guys: taking out the enemy without saying a word. rofl.

            But, why do guys feel they “need” a pecking order? In their world, they were either bosom buddies colluding against another guy or they were arch enemies ready to pounce. You could almost see them squaring off. All I had to do was watch. Not such a good thing for a woman to observe 40 hours a week…Don’t wonder why I “picked up” some of their traits.

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          18. hicusdicus March 4, 2015

            Now you know why there are so many wars. I was hoping Viagra would put an end to it instead they just started flirting with each other. I think the camel toe clan was involved.

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          19. Eleanore Whitaker March 5, 2015

            I always thought it was funny how when one of the guys received praise for his work, the other guys would square off like they’d been hit by some bizarre form of envy. When it comes to envy though, women are worse by degree of viciousness.

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          20. hicusdicus March 5, 2015

            Will the real Elenore please stand up. Could this be her sweet twin?

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          21. Eleanore Whitaker March 5, 2015

            I call it as I see it. lol. I have more male friends than female friends. Mostly because I’m kind of choosy about using the word “friend” too freely.

            To me, men have must to teach women and they don’t even need to stand in front of a classroom to do it.

            I think like a man because I’ve had the luxury of living in a male dominated world. Obviously, a petite woman with brains is not exactly the wind-up doll some men would prefer.

            If there is one thing I learned about guys it’s not the kill, it’s the thrill of the chase.

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          22. hicusdicus March 5, 2015

            Chasing women was always so fought with danger that all I wanted was one smart,attractive woman with a good job and who would wait on me hand and foot. Everything worked out except the hand and foot thing. But I was compensated by learning how to clean house, do laundry and mind my manners.

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          23. Eleanore Whitaker March 5, 2015

            And…which of your domestic talents do you excel in? lol

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          24. hicusdicus March 5, 2015

            Watching movies on netflix while she is at work. When I hear her coming down the driveway I scoot to the kitchen and start loading the dishwasher. The one I installed last summer.

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          25. hicusdicus March 5, 2015

            Will the real Elenore please stand up. Could this be her sweet twin?

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          26. hicusdicus March 5, 2015

            If a woman ever started a war it would end only when all the enemy combatants were dead and their women were in house cleaning training camps and their children were being schooled on taking out the garbage and lawn mowing.

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          27. Eleanore Whitaker March 5, 2015

            You know? That’s probably very true. Women all have this need for long-term commitment to everything. Men, not so much. Actually, one of the most militant female warriors in the 15th century was the French Queen. She managed to vanquish the invading army of the first Queen Elizabeth. Hmmm..maybe that’s why cat fights seem so interesting to men…female war strategies?

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          28. hicusdicus March 4, 2015

            Have you noticed how good their hearing is if a roll in the hay is whispered.

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          29. hicusdicus March 2, 2015

            Adam was not to stupid to say no. Try to imagine where that apple resided when she presented it to him. Remember Adams middle name was boner. Women use this trick when ever there is a need to get their way.

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          30. hicusdicus March 1, 2015

            That’s the way god intended.

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          31. hicusdicus March 1, 2015

            Now that the truth is revealed , kneel down and I will give you my blessing.

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          32. ericlipps February 22, 2015

            Don’t know ho this blog works, do you? You’ve wasted memory space on the server by repeating your insulting drivel rather than editing your original post.

            But then, your comments are all a waste. I highly recommend to everyone here that since hick dick isn’t being kicked off this blog despite richly deserving it, as an alternative his snarls and barks should be completely ignored from now on until someone comes and takes him off to the pound. I’ll start, even if that does give him license to fling more poop my way. There are only so many hours in a day, and I have better ways to spend my time.

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          33. hicusdicus February 11, 2015

            I bet that is one command you have not heard in a long time at least
            from a weenie wagger. I would sure like to hear about your leg spreading
            from the camel toe crowd. Ripley s believe it or not would probably
            give you at least, honorable mention. I don’t how I would get through
            the day without reading one of your sparkling comments.

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          34. hicusdicus March 1, 2015

            They are wrong. After they finish there are many duties to be fulfilled . Cleaning ,scrubbing, cooking and then more leg spreading. By that time a little fa breeze might come in handy.

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        2. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

          Let me look and see if I can get some tips on building an under ground railway line. if that won’t work how about a underground parking facility.

          Reply
          1. Eleanore Whitaker February 18, 2015

            Ever hear of the NY Subway system? Or the underground parking decks in New Brunswick NJ and in NY? Boy are you stupid! Your posts only prove what we who live in the most progressive states know about your kind: dumber than donuts and stupid and “ignernt.”

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          2. hicusdicus February 18, 2015

            Let me refresh your memory. All GOP men want to do is have you spread your legs. You did say that when you were having one of your anti male member fits. I said all they really wanted was to inspect you and try to get tips on how to build a double Decker subway system. You are starting to sound like a humorless old dingbat. Did I say starting to sound?

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          3. Eleanore Whitaker February 18, 2015

            Let ME refresh YOUR memory. You GOP BS CONs are all too focused on women. Behind that your desire to return to your caves and drag women around by the hair and then play your hunter games with T-Rex. Sorry…not into your GOP bondage games.

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          4. hicusdicus February 18, 2015

            There were no T-REX around when cave men were dragging their lady loves around by the short hairs. Since your not into bondage how about cleaning my house.

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          5. ericlipps February 18, 2015

            Don’t recognize a metaphor when you read one, do you?

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          6. hicusdicus February 19, 2015

            You are making no sense again. You seem to have stage 4 sense of tumor.

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          7. ericlipps February 22, 2015

            Apparently you had some sort of accident, possibly in the womb, or you’d know that nobody is “involved” in a head injury. It’s a condition, not a conspiracy.

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          8. hicusdicus February 23, 2015

            Try to be more creative and original and stop using the troll hand book.

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          9. Eleanore Whitaker February 19, 2015

            This from a jerk who spends his entire day jerking off. Shouldn’t you be at work or doing something productive with your life?

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          10. hicusdicus February 19, 2015

            My arthritis in my elbows has flared up and I can’t jerk off any more . I need help. Your world famous ability as a Republican chicken choker would sure cum in HANDY. How about a little charity here? The god of man would smile upon you for once.

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          11. hicusdicus February 21, 2015

            How about giving me a hand? I am getting tennis elbow and I know you are good at it. Every time you post a comment you are doing it to some stranger. My main concern is where have those hands been. I don’t want to contract camel itch.

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  5. FireBaron December 30, 2014

    If he had been a Democrat, the Republicans would be hanging him in effigy and demanding he not only resign from his leadership post but his seat in the House. As he is a Republican, he will get an official “slap on the wrist” and an admonishment that he should not have done that.

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    1. Dominick Vila December 30, 2014

      “Naughty boy, don’t do that again, or you are going to get all of us in trouble” Wink, wink…

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      1. Carolyn1520 January 1, 2015

        Or wear you white hood next time.

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    2. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

      What happened to freedom of speech?

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      1. ericlipps February 18, 2015

        So if you want to run around, saying, for example, that blacks should all be sterilized or rounded up and gassed, “freedom of speech” should protect you?

        News flash: you may not be locked up for it (if you don’t actually try to do anything to anyone) but that doesn’t mean there won’t be consequences. Freedom of speech has long been understood not to be utterly absolute, any more than the Second Amendment allows people to accumulate their own little arsenal of germ-warfare weapons. (The amendment doesn’t say “guns” are protected, it says “arms”–but even so, there are understood to be limits.)

        At the very least, you’d risk ostracism by everyone but those feldgrau-wearing folks who agreed with you.

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        1. hicusdicus February 21, 2015

          Yes, freedom of speech means just that. What you can’t understand is that keeping someone from expressing their thoughts does not change their thoughts. I personally would want to know if some one wants to have me gassed,I rounded up or what ever. I want to know who is scheming against me.. The smiley back patting hand shaking person who hates you is the most dangerous adversary there is. Your main weapon seems to be your mouth. So you believe if you close their mouth your safe. Snivelers don’t want to hear anything bad because it scares them. They are terrified to face their opponents when their physical well being is at stake. You would not last very long outside of your armchair bubble.

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          1. ericlipps February 22, 2015

            Oh, I understand that.

            You personally would want to know if someone wants to have you gassed? So would I, but that doesn’t mean I’d want to let him stand on a street corner, or get onto a blog, and advocate it.

            If nothing else, there are always idiots and mentally ill people who, hearing that someone deserves to be killed, decide to make it happen. And in this country, acquiring the means is easy. Maybe they couldn’t get their hands on gas, but there are always guns.

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          2. hicusdicus February 22, 2015

            You apparently have never heard of gasoline soaked Styrofoam and that Artillery kills a lot more soldiers than bullets.and that human nature is behind most atrosities. You don’t understand anything you just like to hear yourself talk. Go find a bubble head to blather at, you can talk your selves to death..

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  6. Dominick Vila December 30, 2014

    As disgusting as this man’s decision to attend and deliver a speech at a white supremacist event is, the most embarrassing is the excuse he is now giving: “he didn’t know the meeting was being held by a hate group, and he actually dislikes hate groups”. You got to be kidding! A more realistic excuse would have been that he has changed his mind on the issue of ethnicity, and that he no longer supports David Duke’s proposal to send all African Americans back to Africa, all Hispanics-Latinos to Mexico, and all Jews to Israel. Claiming ignorance is not going to get him very far. Moreover, if a person is so ignorant that he did not know he was attending a white supremacist rally, he was no business being in Congress.

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    1. stcroixcarp December 31, 2014

      In addition to being ignorant, he was too stupid to do research. Ignorant and stupid, this guy has to go. Happy New Year Dominick. I have appreciated your posts, always polite and well thought out.

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    2. Buzzi Butt January 11, 2015

      Like so many politicians of any party, they seem to be afraid to admit they made a mistake, changed their mind or did it to get votes.

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  7. 1standlastword December 30, 2014

    He and those of his ilk have already stuffed their campaign coffers with white hate group cash so he was just holding up his end of the contract: this is all in a days work in American politics.

    They meet with Kochs…they meet with Wall Street CEOs…they meet with Big Oil, Big Pharma and so forth. They’re all hate groups so what’s a whore politician suppose to do????

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    1. Whatmeworry December 30, 2014

      As opposed to Barak who fills it with taxpayers $$$ stolen from groups like Planned Parenthood, Operation Push, Rainbow collation

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      1. charleo1 December 30, 2014

        Obviously you have no idea what you’re talking about. Or, even what you’re trying to say. I’ll guarantee you this. If you were a heavy hitter, contributing millions of dollars to these politicians, you’d know exactly what you were saying. And so would the politicians. Doesn’t the fact that you’re not, and so what you say is therefore meaningless, bother you at all?

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        1. Daniel Max Ketter December 30, 2014

          Yeah, I’ve read some of the garbled ramblings of that village idiot. He needs to get back on his meds and start reading more newspapers

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        2. Whatmeworry December 30, 2014

          I know what I’m talking about. I listen to my messiah Rush Limbaugh every day at noon, so Im educated

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          1. charleo1 December 31, 2014

            It’s actually worse than that. And I’m not picking on you. The reality is, our influence, and representation in gov. is being bought out from under all of us by a pay to play system that’s been created. That allows a very few very wealthy individuals, and alliances of corporations, that hold nothing in common with the average citizen, to hold tremendous sway over lawmakers. And not a single Conservative leader, pundit, nor politician is talking much about it. Yes, including the very influential Rush Limbaugh. And when they do, it’s only to dismiss critics concerns with mischaracterizations. Like both Parties take money. They do, but it’s not equal, like they lead on. It’s not even close. And if you don’t like Congress, or gov. Don’t believe Washington is listening to you?Then you’re told you’re not supposed to. It’s the gov. after all. That’s what I’m talking about. The time for snarky jokes has long past.

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          2. Buzzi Butt January 11, 2015

            You are victim of your own smugness. Anyone in the know knows Rush is so passe’.

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      2. Buzzi Butt January 11, 2015

        The government gets its money from the taxpayer. The government has always taken money from the working people to re-distribute to the non-working elements of society. Why? To buy votes to stay in power.

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    2. Buzzi Butt January 11, 2015

      I am so impressed by your asstute evaluation of the corporate world. All of Wall Street, Big Oil, Big Pharma are hate groups. I just know you walk wherever you go, grow your own food, scour the earth for that magic herb to heal your infected wound, and heat your hovel with wood you cut or peat from the local bog. With such moral indignation I know you don’t stoop to using the product of those businesses that you eschew. Wait–you are using the internet. YOU HYPOCRITE!

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    3. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

      WOW! You just now figured that out. Its been like that since the first cave man said lets vote on it.

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  8. TMZ1928 December 30, 2014

    And Obama just recently spoke to an extremely racist group, the Congressional Black Caucus as well as Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.

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    1. James Bagley December 30, 2014

      Excuse me for asking, so does this mean that you oppose what you consider racist only when black people do it, or just that one person doing it is a good excuse for another person doing it? I’m just wondering is all.

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      1. Buzzi Butt January 11, 2015

        One can argue that racism, the dislike/distrust of those inherently different from you, is part of the human psyche. But bigotry, intolerance to those different than ourselves, is the true evil we are up against.

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        1. James Bagley January 11, 2015

          I don’t disagree with you out of hand, because racism is usually considered a subset of bigotry that relates specifically to race, while bigotry can be religion, gender, sexual orientation or any number of differences. I think both are pretty evil, and you may argue that racism is an innate part of the human psyche, but I believe that it is learned behavior.

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          1. Buzzi Butt January 25, 2015

            What makes us what we are, is buried in our genome. Some modification can come about through environmental/cultural conditioning. We all tend to associate with those most like ourselves. An analogy are dog breeds. There are umpteen varieties (races?) that can live
            together or interbreed. But some breeds will have
            an advantage for survival including, killing if necessary. Not enough food ? That Maltese will will be food for the Shepard. Have some sheep to herd? Use a Border Collie not a Bulldog. Human
            races are no different. Blacks survive well in the African climate; fair skinned Caucasians don’t. I employ some “low-lifes”-ignorant, uneducated, unknowledgeable people often with some adverse relationship with the law. They get paid well and they work hard. I treat them with respect, help them get medical care, fix their ratty truck, get entitlements they deserve. I will try to enlighten them. But they don’t have the capacity or desire to learn even when they can see the advantages of changing. They will never be my equal. You can’t make a pig sing no matter how hard you try. This is lost on the bleeding hearts and politicians who think good intentions will change human genetics.

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          2. James Bagley January 25, 2015

            And then there are the black people who live and thrive in temperate climates, who hold advanced degrees and have prestigious careers, and who probably wouldn’t invite you into their house. What do you have to say about them?

            Nobody disputes that there are differences between people of different races, however, none of these differences equates to inferiority or superiority, and the biological differences attributable to race pale in comparison with individual differences. Racism, which is the belief that one race is inherently superior to another, is a fatally flawed belief that speaks more to the intellectual deficiencies of the person who holds the belief. In this day and age, with the abundant evidence available that discredits such beliefs, it could more properly be classified as a character defect.

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          3. Buzzi Butt January 25, 2015

            Nothing would be said to someone who doesn’t want me in his house. I don’t even care the reason. Speaking in absolutes does not properly define humans, thankfully. I did not say one race is superior to another. Rather, there are differences among people that are far more deeply imbedded than culture, environment, education can resolve. But, know one’s strengths and weaknesses, accept people for what they are and we all will get along much better. Do you really think I am a racist or a bigot because I openly acknowledge a difference between races? Nothing could be farther from the truth. I allow re-hab druggies to work for me. I also know that I have to keep an eye on them, not temp them to steal my prescription drugs and so. And that is ok. They know where I stand and my rules. They can take it or leave it. Same goes with cultural differences. Educational differences. Life style differences. Belief system differences. A government that tries to level the playing field, so to speak, has only lowered standards and raised levels of discrimination.

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          4. James Bagley January 25, 2015

            First, I’m perfectly capable of telling somebody to their face (or online) if I believe they are a racist, and I haven’t called you a racist. Drug addicts do not impart lessons about race — that’s a completely different issue. But your argument about black people surviving well in an African climate versus Caucasian people has no basis in fact of which I am aware. Do you have any evidence to support such a claim? Reality tends to discredit this argument, as many people of both races (and others) survive perfectly well, even thrive, in any climate.

            It was your argument that there were people whom you believe will never be your equal, and my counter point is that there are also people of all races who achieve greater success than you will ever achieve. Your use of this type of argument in a discussion on bigotry and racism seems to suggest that you believe this is based upon race. I dispute such a contention, and my argument is that reality proves otherwise.

            I agree that government can and does fumble even the most good-intentioned policies, but that doesn’t invalidate the policy, rather, it simply illuminates poor policy execution.

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          5. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            You are wrong again. You will always be wrong . You don’t seem to have the ability to understand the reality of whats going on around you. Every thing you say is emotionally based ignorance and the bias in your brain is like a cancer. I will say their are worse people than you on NM

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          6. James Bagley February 21, 2015

            There are plenty of nitwits out here that are more compatible with your intellect. Go bore one of them.

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          7. hicusdicus February 21, 2015

            Is that the best you can do? What I said hit to close to home? Your inabilities are of no interest or concern of mine. Take your problems elsewhere.

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          8. James Bagley February 21, 2015

            As I’ve told you many times before, you’re boring. Piss off.

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          9. hicusdicus February 21, 2015

            I said it first.Take, your problems elsewhere. But I was more polite the way I said it.

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          10. James Bagley February 21, 2015

            I’ve been telling you ever since you first started boring me with your intolerable attempts (failed, of course) at witty drive-bys. I can respect people who have different opinions from me — even those I consider objectionable. But your brand of moronic sniping bores me to tears, and on the Internet that’s an unpardonable sin.

            In this case you butted into a conversation that was over a month old — God only knows why. I don’t agree with Buzzi Butt very often, but his/her posts have some substance and interesting points.

            So claim that you said it first if that makes you feel any better. But kindly piss off all the same.

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          11. Buzzi Butt January 25, 2015

            To put it another way: To solely dislike someone because of his genetics, ancestry, culture, education, or any of a number or parameters of which he most likely has little or no control is wrong. That is true bigotry and racism. Dislike someone because he is thief, beats his kids, lazy—well that o.k. for me.

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          12. James Bagley January 25, 2015

            I agree with this view with the possible exception of education. It is not necessary for a person to attend an Ivy League university to gain an adequate level of knowledge about the world and the people in it. In this day and age people can, with some effort, educate themselves to a reasonably functional degree, and those who do not at least make the effort could be placed in the ‘lazy’ category.

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          13. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            when do you plan trying to get an education? Read a book any book will do because you won’t understand it. But that won’t stop you from quoting it.

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          14. Buzzi Butt January 31, 2015

            This discussion can bog down on semantics . For example, a definition of belief is something that cannot be proven. Hence, a belief that superiority is a trait of racism may be without merit. I believe that than human nature is inherently good. I can’t prove it, of course. But that belief provides me peace of mind. Others believe in a deity to get through the mysteries of life. What is lost on so many is that no race, culture, genetic pattern, even education level is not without inherent, random variation. Are all Harvard graduates of equal status and ability? Are U. of Illinois grads inferior to Harvard grads? How many people assume that a Harvard degree connotes superiority over a state college degree? Thus, to say all blacks are inferior or Asians are smarter or other such broad sweeping unsubstantiated beliefs amount to idle chatter.

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          15. James Bagley January 31, 2015

            “Thus, to say all blacks are inferior or Asians are smarter or other such broad sweeping unsubstantiated beliefs amount to idle chatter.” -Buzzi Butt

            I believe that such statements are indicative of a character defect rather than merely being idle chatter. So I have my beliefs and you have yours, but I’ve asserted all along that there is plenty of evidence that racism and bigotry are learned behaviors and not human instinct.

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          16. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            You need to do a little research. There have been many studies. Google it. Your beliefs mean nothing but you sure are good at saying a lot of nothing

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          17. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            I guess that is why their are so many wealthy well to do middle class blacks. IF you picked randomly 1000 black people how many would have a genius IQ? Google it.

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          18. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            The only people who are not racist are blind people. Look up the word ans see what it actually means.

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    2. ericlipps December 30, 2014

      How does theCongressional Black Caucus qualify as an “extremely
      racist group”? Because it’s made up of black people?

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      1. Whatmeworry December 30, 2014

        Ever listen to them???

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        1. charleo1 December 30, 2014

          Do you ever listen to the Congressional Black Caucus? They celebrate things like expanding Rights for the millions of disaffected Americans of all color. Their issues are, Increasing access to education, and economic opportunities, and finding ways to help people move up, and off of public assistance. They work with judges, and law enforcement, and other law makers, to make the justice system less biased to not only people of color, but to people who lack proper education, job skills, and money. Hate groups just hate. Race is their currency. They see themselves as victims, and refuse to take responsibility for their own miserable circumstances. And other than teaching others how not to speak, and act, they aren’t worth the powder it would take to blow them all to hell.

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          1. Whatmeworry December 30, 2014

            My wife is black, so we’ve had many discussions about that topic. Until racism and bigotry end, the Black Caucus is likely here to stay to protect the negro from uneducated white hate groups like the KKK and GOP

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          2. charleo1 December 31, 2014

            Snark. Snark.

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          3. Eleanore Whitaker February 12, 2015

            So….that’s your reason for hating this president? Revenge for marrying a “colored” wife?

            Okay…tell us…what “color” is she? Orange like the Tan Man? Powdery peuce like McConnell? Bourbon caramel like Randy RandBoy?

            You’re one sick sick dude. You do realize your post just proved how serious your mental instability really is.

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          4. Whatmeworry February 12, 2015

            She’s colored negro. you should bring your one eyebrow hubby over and we could some swinging

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          5. ericlipps February 15, 2015

            You spell “Negro” in lower case? What century are you writing from?

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          6. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            Maybe you meant lower caste. You should fully understand what that means.

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          7. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            Don’t worry dude men are not her thing. According to her she was a Republican for 33 years and all the GOP men did was ask her to spread her legs. Unbeknownst to her they were just looking for tips on how to build a double Decker subway tunnel.

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          8. Whatmeworry February 17, 2015

            When you become impotent one day like me, you won’t be making jokes

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          9. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            My dying last breath will be snide remark.. I am 80 years old. I make up for it by verbally banging retarded liberals. Then there is ericlips he is so boring and uninteresting he puts me to sleep the local hillbillies have a better grasp of life than he does.

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          10. Whatmeworry February 18, 2015

            Must not read any newspapers where you live

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          11. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            You and whatmeworry could make a loving pair. Although I don’t think his mental instability can compare to yours. Also I don’t think camel toe jockey’s are his thing.

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          12. Eleanore Whitaker February 17, 2015

            Please, I never step outside of my intelligence realm. But, at least now you’ve found a viable job…playing matchmaker with the perfectly mismatched people.

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          13. Whatmeworry December 30, 2014

            Absolutely its all about quotas set asides, reparations and racism. Hell they had to tap the taxpayers for the “Colored Museum ” in DC

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          14. charleo1 December 31, 2014

            It is absolutely not about quotas, set asides, and reparations. Reparations, an idea floated by Lincoln, and discarded after his death, has long been a Southern bug-a-boo, held up as evidence, that now that the North had won the war, the agenda was to take the wealth of the South, and transfer it to the Black man. The, “forty acres, and a mule,” was never
            implemented. Nor has one dime ever changed hands in the interest of, “re-paying,” a people who worked to
            build the wealth, and power of this Nation for 400 years. The idea that that doesn’t constitute a debt, that we as a Country owe nothing for that, has won.
            So what are you still complaining about? A taxpayer
            funded memorial to a people, among dozens of other taxpayer funded memorials, to other groups who’s
            contributions to the Country are rightly celebrated But, the tribute to the Blacks, who literally slaved for centuries to the benefit of this Country, is an abuse of your tax dollars. And you see that as a great injustice to you. And nothing I can say will change your thinking in the least. That is the insidiousness of ingrained racism, that made the case for quotas, and set asides. Which naturally you can only see, like the
            idea of reparations, as unfair, and unnecessary. Well, you’re wrong. Just wrong, whether you can see it or not. Wrong.

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          15. Whatmeworry January 1, 2015

            Guess you missed the history lesson on carpet baggers and the wealth of whites being given to the colored. Who quickly squandered it.
            Lets be honest SLAVERY was a boon for colored. They learned a trade had a stable family and learned to read and white. Its something that they long for today

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          16. charleo1 January 1, 2015

            You know of course, how par for the course your bigotry is in the GOP, right? The knuckle draggers that identify with so much of what they stand for as a political organization today, is what you just represented. And why the clock is ticking down for that whole rotten mess? Why regular people, young people, Seniors, and educated people of all colors, creeds, and goodwill, are rejecting the ignorance, of forming an opinion of another person based solely on the color of their skin? You’re gone, and you don’t even know it. It called evolution, thru natural selection. It’s how we as human beings improve to survive.

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          17. Whatmeworry January 2, 2015

            I’m ignorant white trash who reads newspapers. What’s your excuse

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          18. Whatmeworry January 2, 2015

            The only knuckle dragger is in the WH, the silver backed gorilla and his wife Cheetah

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          19. Whatmeworry January 2, 2015

            The only knuckle dragger ever in the WH, the silver backed bushwhacker and his laura

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          20. Daniel Max Ketter January 2, 2015

            The bushwhacker boys were as bad as ole ronny reegan

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          21. Daniel Max Ketter January 2, 2015

            But why try to rewrite history with your fantasy nonsense??

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          22. Carolyn1520 January 2, 2015

            Wow. Scary.

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          23. ericlipps February 14, 2015

            The “colored”? Why not go for the gold and haul out the N-word?

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          24. Whatmeworry February 14, 2015

            what would call them?

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          25. Daniel Max Ketter February 14, 2015

            You are a white trash racist!!!!!!!!!!!

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          26. Whatmeworry February 14, 2015

            what I would call them?

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          27. Daniel Max Ketter February 14, 2015

            If I stood next to you, I would be ashamed to be of the Caucasian race.

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          28. ericlipps February 15, 2015

            Oh, I dn’t know . . . black (with or without the capital “B”), or Afro-American, or African-American, maybe?

            “Colored” makes you sound as though you’re writing in from Strom Thurmond’s 1948 presidential campaign, at the latest.

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          29. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            You could call them by their name. Do you even know one?

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          30. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            Call them what they are constanly calling each other; nigga’s. I am tired and bored from hearing it. I wish they would find something new like SIR. or Mr or friend any thing except the plantation vernacular.

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          31. Whatmeworry February 17, 2015

            Like my 92 year old mother in law??

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          32. Daniel Max Ketter February 15, 2015

            He’s jealous and bitter over being passed over for employment by better qualified applicants, who happen to be black or asian. What a putz.

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          33. hicusdicus February 19, 2015

            Or gay.

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          34. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            Are you afraid of saying the N word or the eye word or even the gee word twice in a row. How about the ER word where a lot of them end up? You should move to Ferguson and touch base with your relatives. A trip to The ER might make you feel more at home. All I can call you is dim since you seem to have no wit. Nit would elevate your status.

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          35. hicusdicus February 16, 2015

            Mainly it got them out of the squalor and depravity of Africa. They gave their future generations the ability to live in the best country in the world. Its too bad most of them can’t figure out how to assimilate. They sure can’t blame the white man anymore but they still do and will continue to do so for eternity.

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          36. ericlipps February 18, 2015

            “Learned a trade, had a stable family life and learned to read and write”?

            Maybe in some parallel universe, but not in this one. Most black slaves didn’t “learn a trade”; they did menial labor, period. (There were exceptions, but they were exceptions.) Likewise, most didn’t learn to read and write, because slaveholding states made it illegal to educate them, out of fear that literate blacks would be able to forge travel documents that would let them, or other slaves, get away.

            As for “stable family life”—how was that ensured when the master could at any time, and often did, sell one or more of a family’s members off, sometimes to someone who resided hundreds of miles away? Or when it was illegal to allow black couples to actually marry?

            Oh, and about the carpetbaggers: those opportunists didn’t take wealth from Southern whites to give to blacks; they took it for
            themselves.

            “Let’s be honest,” indeed: you don’t have a clue.

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          37. hicusdicus February 19, 2015

            I thought you said they built this country. Even without knowing how to read or write. How did they do that?

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          38. ericlipps February 20, 2015

            The same way illiterate white laborers, of whom there were plenty then and later, did: with their labor. (There were enough illiterate whites in the South and the Southern-settled lower Midwest as late as World War I to force the U.S. Army to devise a special IQ test, the Army Beta, just for them. Blacks weren’t welcome as soldiers then.)

            The difference is that the white laborers got paid, and usually didn’t get whipped or sold.

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          39. Whatmeworry February 19, 2015

            Their families were far more stable then they are today. Those menial jobs were worthy work much better than welfare and food stamps today.
            The carpet baggers were fostered on the South by Democrats much like today with their southern hatred

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          40. Daniel Max Ketter February 20, 2015

            Well heck, I lived on welfare and food stamps after I quit working at Ford, and claimed disability. Just walk around with a cane and grunt and the taxpayers won’t know the difference.

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          41. Whatmeworry February 20, 2015

            Their families were far less stable then they are today. Those menial jobs were less worthy work than welfare and food stamps today.
            The carpet baggers were fostered on the South by Republicans much like today with their southern hatred

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          42. hicusdicus February 11, 2015

            They built the wealth and power of this nation? How does picking cotton build the wealth and power of this nation? Did you get lost in the twilight zone?

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          43. ericlipps February 15, 2015

            Blacks did a lot more than just pick cotton, even in the slavery era. They did all sorts of work ol’ massa needed done but wouldn’t dirty his hands doing and couldn’t find a willing worker to do from among the illiterate, lazy drunks who formed the white lower class of the South then just as they do now. In addition, many of them learned to read and write and did clerical work for their owners—until whites grew fearful that literate blacksmight lead a rebellion, or might at least forge travel documents which would help other slaves to run away, and made it illegal to teach blacks. Among early educated blacks was the astronomer Benjamin Banneker.

            Post-slavery, many more blacks became literate and made other contributions. Here is a list of other some of them (it also includes Banneker). All of this was done despite ferocious opposition to blacks receiving significant education or academic positions. And this is just scientists and inventors, never mind entrepreneurs, lawyors, doctors and so on.

            This isn’t rocket science, and it isn’t hard to find out (it took me five minutes on the Web). Before making an ignorant and bigoted comment, you could at least do a little research of your own—drawing, one hopes, upon some source who didn’t wear an armband or a sheet or sympathize with those
            who did.

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          44. hicusdicus February 16, 2015

            You are wrong, but who cares, you live in the twilight zone. You try and hide behind the facade of being intelligent, when you are nothing but pompous and bigoted . How did the slaves help build the territories? How many slaves served industry besides picking cotton and toting bales. You need to expand your vocabulary and thought processing it is getting stale. What do you know about rocket science? European immigrants built this country not ignorant black slaves. When did you become so anti American? Are going through a hormone change?

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          45. ericlipps February 16, 2015

            Gee, I’m so glad you think I at least put up a “façade” of being intelligent! You certainly don’t.

            How did the slaves “build the territories”? Depends on what you mean by territories; states such as Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama all started as territories and depended heavily on slave labor for their economic growth before the Civil War. If you mean the western territories, you’re right—but then, most of them weren’t settled to any significant degree (at least by white English-speakers) before that war. And many Southerners didn’t want to bring slavery west, because they considered the western lands unsuitable for plantation agriculture, which for them was the only acceptable way of life. Brought westward, slavery might actually have had to change—and the South fought a bloody war in order to avoid change.

            As for how blacks helped build the West after emancipation, there’s a whole literature on that subject readily available to anyone with a library card. You do have one, I presume?

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          46. hicusdicus February 17, 2015

            I thought so ,you sound anti American. The blacks have done so much for this country in the last 200 years. They have developed a huge welfare system, With food stamps and housing subsidies, fatherless children. They have burned down more cities than anybody else. They have killed more white people than white people have. They use the N word so much it has no meaning. They are keeping our prisons fully occupied. They have contributed to our society by giving us Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Farrakhan and a host of other white hating dirt bags. For every successful black there are over a 1000 successful whites. I don’t hate them or persecute them I just avoid people with black faces. I am afraid of them.

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          47. hicusdicus March 1, 2015

            I have probably read as much or more than you have. You are just plain wrong or a black bigot. It does seem a bit ironic that the first slave owner in the US was a black man.

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          48. ericlipps March 2, 2015

            There is, of course, no practical way to settle that (how much each of us has read, I mean) one way or another. I will note, however, that your posts ssuggest that most of what you read is fishwrap, or the digital equivalent thereof.

            My Facebook photo (attached) ought to settle the issue of whether I’m black or not, not that it matters. As for my being a bigot, look who’s talking.

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          49. Whatmeworry December 30, 2014

            Absolutely its not about quotas set asides, reparations and racism. Hell they had to pay the taxpayers for the “Colored Museum ” in DC

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          50. Whatmeworry January 1, 2015

            No they want special privileges set asides and quotas. They want monuments paid for by the taxpayers because they can’t raise the $$ from their fellow colored folks.
            They want HBC funded by taxpayers because their alumni won’t pony up. The schools offer a GED education thanks to “black studies”
            We have black history month because of them that could be covered in complete detail in 30 minutes

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          51. Whatmeworry January 1, 2015

            No they should have special privileges set asides and quotas. They need monuments paid for by the taxpayers because they shouldn’t raise the $$ from
            their fellow white folks.
            They should have HBC funded by taxpayers
            because their alumni won’t pony up. The schools offer a GED education thanks to “physics studies”
            We have white history month because of them that could be covered in complete detail in 30 minutes

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          52. jamesowens February 3, 2015

            he ant listen to a speech and mae a decision on his own. has to wait for the talaking heads on faux noise to tell him what it means

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          53. charleo1 February 3, 2015

            Whatmeworry is a non-thinker, with a lot of extra time on his hands. And he’ll pull your leg. Says
            he has a, “colored,” wife, so he’s not racist. A real hooter, that one.

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        2. Carolyn1520 January 1, 2015

          Yes I have, but apparently you have not.

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          1. Whatmeworry January 1, 2015

            Then next time listen with both ears and your mouth shut

            Reply
          2. Eleanore Whitaker February 12, 2015

            Typical Mr. Man response. Is this part of your ultra right wing Conservatism to remodel women according to Sharia Law too?

            Reply
          3. Whatmeworry February 12, 2015

            No its your president he’s a true believer in Sharia

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          4. ericlipps February 14, 2015

            That’s nonsense and you know it. Arguably it’s also slander, though I doubt President Obama has time to sue every idiot who charges him with being a secret Muslim, Communist, Kenyan or Martian.

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          5. Whatmeworry February 14, 2015

            Barak was a card carrying socialist in the 90s. He also has claimed to be a moooslim. and his actions in Afghanistan also proved that he values moooooslim lives over our troops

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          6. Daniel Max Ketter February 14, 2015

            Nothing wrong with a little bit of socialism here and there. God bless our trade unions, protecting our workers from evil capitalism.

            Reply
          7. ericlipps February 15, 2015

            Don’t feed the troll. They’re cannibals, you know.

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          8. Daniel Max Ketter February 15, 2015

            Oh he’s a troll all right. No goals in his miserable life but dating his computer mouse with rosy palms and her 5 sis’s.

            Reply
          9. hicusdicus February 19, 2015

            And who do you date? You and clipps should get together he likes cannibals and if I am not mistaken you like to feed them.

            Reply
          10. Whatmeworry February 14, 2015

            Bush was a card carrying socialist in the 90s. He also has claimed to be a moooslim. and his actions in Afghanistan also proved that he values
            moooooslim lives over our troops

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          11. Daniel Max Ketter February 14, 2015

            No, bush was a sesame street puppet.

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          12. ericlipps February 15, 2015

            I’m quite sure President Obama has never claimed to be a “mooslim,” or a Muslim either. As for the “card-carrying socialist” charge, Senator McCarthy, do you have there in your hand any actual evidence? Or did you get that from some wackypot right-wing website or magazine?

            Your claim that his actions in Afghanistan prove he favors Muslim lives over “those of our troops” is, to be polite, animal-derived fertilizer. I just can’t decide whether it’s from a horse or a bull.

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          13. hicusdicus February 19, 2015

            You could be arrested for try to impersonate a human.

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          14. hicusdicus February 19, 2015

            He won’t sue anybody because then he would have to prove he is not a Muslim from Indonesia. He could have a bit of difficulty doing that. Your going to have to start reading something besides comic books.

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          15. Whatmeworry February 12, 2015

            No its your president he’s a true believer in Sharia

            Reply
          16. hicusdicus February 23, 2015

            I don’t think Sharia law would work for you. Camels have a special place in the Muslim world.

            Reply
          17. Eleanore Whitaker February 23, 2015

            I don’t think sanity would work for you. Your posts all prove that. Elephants have more intelligence than you.

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          18. hicusdicus February 23, 2015

            Elephants are pretty smart. I have never read an elephant post on NM. When I read your posts I wish I was an elephant. A male republican elephant of course. I could give your ole donkey arse the thrill of a lifetime.

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          19. Eleanore Whitaker February 24, 2015

            Dream on Teenage King. I don’t associate with the lunatic fringe of the GOP. Sorry.

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          20. hicusdicus February 24, 2015

            For the thrill of a lifetime you would associate with anyTHING. You have already proved that.

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          21. Eleanore Whitaker February 24, 2015

            For the thrill of a lifetime, you would make a fool of yourself and be what you are: The Village Idiot. You prove that with every one of your hideous posts. Can’t prove it in a court of law? Then it’s BS.

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          22. hicusdicus February 24, 2015

            In a Sharia court of law you would lose just for being you, what ever that is. If you ever decide if you are, animal, vegetable or mineral let us all know. If my posts are hideous what do you call yours? The flailing of a no confidence person who can’t figure out if they should wear panties or boxer shorts.

            Reply
          23. Eleanore Whitaker February 25, 2015

            Since there is NO Sharia law in the US and you allude to knowing Sharia law so well, perhaps you are not an American citizen?

            Your posts are an example of a desperately pathetic male trying to hold his own with a woman he hoped he could so easily get one over on. More’s the pity that you can’t and worse, that I am onto your phony boy games.

            I am more than confident I can do as I please. I pay my taxes, my bills and don’t need any man. If there are men in my life, it’s by MY choice. Eat your heart out control freak. Your bizarre need to try and control others is why men like you are morbid failures.

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          24. hicusdicus February 25, 2015

            You are right I am desperately pathetic and out of control. When ever I see one of your posts my nervous system goes on full alert. My fingers begin to tremble and my digestive system goes into full dump mode .My keyboard begins to vibrate. I am again faced with an evil creature from an alternate universe . Another skirmish with the Queen of demons. What is it today milady, panties or boxer shorts? But for now I will have to withdraw from the field of battle. You have inflicted damage upon my manhood and I must quickly find someone to lick my wounds. Would it be out of the question to draw up a ceasefire and have you tenderly tend to my wounds? I think my manhood is about to expire.

            Reply
          25. Eleanore Whitaker February 25, 2015

            Actually, you missed your career calling. In the world of actors and actresses, you’d do well in drama as either one. Your posting performance is worthy of an Oscar. Not to mention your acting style. Do consider it. My guess would the be horror or sci-fi acting genres.

            I doubt for a single moment your manhood expires. It just goes into hibernation.

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          26. hicusdicus February 25, 2015

            It must be the end of times. I have just received a sideways compliment from the Queen of demons. Hibernation may be more appropriate , but it is none the less a great loss to the female population. I am sure there will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth. You looked deep into my soul and breached my armor discovered my addiction. Sci- fi and horror . My gift to to you. May your day pass without seeing, hearing or smelling a Republican dikhead.

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          27. Eleanore Whitaker February 25, 2015

            I doubt there will be an “End of Times.” I wouldn’t worry about hibernation. I understand male bears emerge from hibernation at the peak of their “potency.” As for wailing and gnashing of female teeth, crones have no teeth and only wail when a warlock flies off with one of their brooms.

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          28. hicusdicus February 25, 2015

            I was not talking about Hilary. About your comment , it was a magnificent work of humor. You should step up to the plate more often . The country could use your humor it would make it healthier. Just think of the power you could exert over Republicans if you could make them laugh. Most of them have not had a good laugh since Bush left office..

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          29. Whatmeworry January 1, 2015

            Then next time listen with your mouth and both ears shut

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          30. Daniel Max Ketter January 2, 2015

            Hmm?

            Reply
          31. Carolyn1520 January 2, 2015

            I can’t. I’m not republican.

            Reply
          32. hicusdicus February 18, 2015

            I have listened to them and they resent white people. I think you are fabricating again.

            Reply
          33. Carolyn1520 February 18, 2015

            That’s a matter of perception. If one is looking for a specific emotion, they can find it , even if it doesn’t exist.
            Where have you been in 2 months, burrowing?

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          34. hicusdicus February 18, 2015

            All black people resent white people just ask one. White people are behind all their problems. What is the burrowing thing all about and how does 2 months play into that?

            Reply
      2. Buzzi Butt February 14, 2015

        TMZ is entitled to his opinion right or wrong. I have to wonder what would be said about a Congressional White Caucus? No doubt that will automatically be labeled racist, discriminatory and radical. So why do blacks get preferential treatment? What kind of lesson are we teaching the little sprouts? You’re black so you can discriminate, white you can’t?

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      3. hicusdicus February 18, 2015

        I don’t know how it happened but you are more ignorant than I thought you were and that is saying a lot.

        Reply
  9. Whatmeworry December 30, 2014

    Small potatoes compared with Bill Ayes and his Weatherman Underground

    Reply
    1. Daniel Max Ketter December 30, 2014

      Huh??

      Reply
  10. jamesowens January 2, 2015

    why is it that a klans man rally i s ok for a rep but obama cannot even attend a black church wihout it being a call for his impeachent by the wingnuts

    Reply
    1. Eleanore Whitaker January 31, 2015

      Because southern and midwestern men are so grossly insecure. Their greatest fear is that white women will be attracted to or idolize a black man. That would mean Mr. Black Man is equal to Mr. Swaggering Drawling White Man. To these clowns that’s a no no.

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      1. hicusdicus February 18, 2015

        I bet the greatest fear a black man has is you being attracted to him and perish the thought Idolize him. That would make him want to join the Klu Klu Klan and hope they haven thrown away their rope.

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    2. Buzzi Butt February 14, 2015

      The press likes to write an attention getting story, even if they have to fabricate. It’s how they keep their jobs. No one cares if Big O attends a black church or any church for that matter.

      Reply
    3. hicusdicus March 5, 2015

      You sure like to stretch the facts. In this country one can talk to anyone who wants to listen. I think. Maybe not.

      Reply

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