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31  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 01:08:46 PM
It's a huge error in judgement to presume that one's postings here... reflect the true nature of any individual...

Hardly an error in judgment, when the individual is offering nothing else on which to judge.

If the "postings" lead to an error in that judgment the poster can either correct them or not care.  But the fault isn't in the people reading them.

What would you have one offer? One has to show YOU that one fits YOUR moral metric?  And why should one be compelled to proof one's worth to you or anyone else here? Maybe some folks come here because it's one place they can NOT give a fuck about what anyone else thinks. You don't know. Bottom line, you could really have the wrong idea about someone. Like this guy did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-FvDteymnM

Jesus, Joseph and Mary!

What a load of horseshit!
32  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 17, 2018, 01:03:49 PM
Next year he will be 6-4

I don't recall Obama's heights and weights being published

Or Bush's.

Seems to be some extra jobs available at some of these "news" outlets, tracking frivolous info.


https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/Physical_Exam_March_2016.pdf
33  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 16, 2018, 05:55:20 PM
By Yuka Hayashi
Jan. 16, 2018 4:15 p.m. ET
2 COMMENTS
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration’s acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to reconsider the first-ever federal restrictions on high-interest payday loans, a step that could lead to the easing of a rule opposed by the industry and some Republicans.

The rule, completed last year when the bureau was still under Obama-era leadership, clamped down on small, short-term consumer loans that can have interest rates as high as 400%. Among other things, it would require lenders to limit loan rollovers and assess whether borrowers can repay the short-term loans.

The CFPB completed the rule in November, days before White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney, a critic of the agency appointed by President Donald Trump as CFPB acting director, succeeded former director Richard Cordray.

Payday lenders have said the rule would upend their industry.

Write to Yuka Hayashi at [email protected]



Meanwhile, Back at the ranch...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article183374786.html


The Community Financial Services Association of America, an interest group that represents the payday loan industry, is hosting its four-day annual conference in April 2018 at Donald Trump’s 90-hole golf resort 12 miles west of downtown Miami.

Cue music:

“Money, Money, Money!”

34  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 16, 2018, 02:46:32 PM

A Black President goes out of his way to stay even keeled so as to not fuel white fear of the "Angry Black Man" and kidcarter8 and those like him call him a pussy.

A Black Congressman shows absolutely justified rage over a cabinet secretary treating his committee questioning like its a joke (really, you don't know if people from Norway are predominantly white?) and kidcarter8 calls him "unpresidential."  And yes, this is absolutely about the race (and political party)of the man speaking.

Lets be very, very clear about something here kidcarter8.  You are a Trump supporter.  Therefore, you have forfeited your right from this point into perpetuity to judge the presidential fitness of anyone.
35  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 16, 2018, 11:32:52 AM
This award-winning documentary might be worth a look today. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Not_Your_Negro

Showing on PBS this evening, in most places, on Independent Lens.  Or one can, as always, be smug and confidently assert  that racism is over and Dr. King's work completed.  As one who lives among Lakota people, I am aware that there is still much work and consciousness-raising to be done.  Tribal us-them thinking is deeply ingrained in the human psyche, and casting some illumination into those ancient dark reflexes is the spiritual work of every new generation. 

Great guy for which we have a holiday: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article182651026.html



You should watch the documentary with an open mind and maybe learn something from someone (James Baldwin) who spent his life observing and understanding people like you, and the cozy fantasy you live in.  Only someone who lives in a fantasy world can spew like the toxic and rotting jism-filled cesspool that you appear to be while you think you're being clever and inspirational.  Nothing really bad has happened to you - but you like to pretend it has, and that you have magical levels of street cred because of it.  You think you can be cynical and call it some kind of wisdom, and know that you will always be comfortable because after all they're not really going to come after you.  Good luck in your happy place.

It's amazing how ignorant you choose to remain. Did you choose not to read the report, as well?

FBI reports, huh? From the same agency run by the cross dressing guy who had a hardon for all thing Negro?

http://reason.com/blog/2018/01/15/when-the-fbi-tried-to-get-martin-luther

http://www.newsweek.com/fbi-martin-luther-king-jr-surveillence-wiretap-report-j-edgar-hoover-780630

This report is a study in ignorance but given your own tendency to suggest suicide to certain posters from time to time it is no surprise you would think it is relevant.
36  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 16, 2018, 11:18:42 AM

What does that sordid mess have to do with immigration?

Josh likes to point out when good old USAers (non-immigrants) act like assholes - as he thinks this means that being an immigrant asshole has nothing to do with being an immigrant - and all should be allowed in to mingle with the asshole USAers and non-asshole USAers we have here now.

Um... yeah?
37  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 11:39:09 PM
This award-winning documentary might be worth a look today. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_Not_Your_Negro

Showing on PBS this evening, in most places, on Independent Lens.  Or one can, as always, be smug and confidently assert  that racism is over and Dr. King's work completed.  As one who lives among Lakota people, I am aware that there is still much work and consciousness-raising to be done.  Tribal us-them thinking is deeply ingrained in the human psyche, and casting some illumination into those ancient dark reflexes is the spiritual work of every new generation. 

Great guy for which we have a holiday: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article182651026.html



You should watch the documentary with an open mind and maybe learn something from someone (James Baldwin) who spent his life observing and understanding people like you, and the cozy fantasy you live in.  Only someone who lives in a fantasy world can spew like the toxic and rotting jism-filled cesspool that you appear to be while you think you're being clever and inspirational.  Nothing really bad has happened to you - but you like to pretend it has, and that you have magical levels of street cred because of it.  You think you can be cynical and call it some kind of wisdom, and know that you will always be comfortable because after all they're not really going to come after you.  Good luck in your happy place.
38  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 09:02:28 PM




That’s why America replaced her first black president with a racist bastard
after electing him twice?
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and Shelby Steele remains mostly full of shit.
that’s your rebuttal ?



Yep.
And just why is Shelby Steele “full of shit”?
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 I’m saying he’s full of shit because he’s Utley with a patina of gentility and academia.  
39  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 08:19:45 PM




That’s why America replaced her first black president with a racist bastard
after electing him twice?
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and Shelby Steele remains mostly full of shit.
that’s your rebuttal ?


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Yep.
40  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 05:43:28 PM
Nope. Nothing wrong with setting goals and holding yourself accountable for reaching them.

Hmmm... in that case im doing pretty well, the only goal I’ve yet to attain is being “Fuck Everybody” wealthy. Still working on it, though!

Keep it up and you can join Rose McGowan on the podium accepting your Victim of the Year award.

Now excuse me. Time to finish a round of golf, then off to the Hunt Club for some scotch.

Golf, to me, is a good walk spoiled and if I were a drinking man I’d much rather a bourbon...
41  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 15, 2018, 05:33:39 PM
And he found a unique way to get out of military service.

Yeah, he went from private to lieutenant and was court martialed for telling a white guy to fuck off after being told to go to the back of an unsegregated bus.

Not exactly. But it makes for a good story.

Um, that’s history.

He had a damaged ankle which could have kept him out of service from the get go but after all the BS of the trial he left the Service because he could.


42  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 15, 2018, 04:46:44 PM
And he found a unique way to get out of military service.

Yeah, he went from private to lieutenant and was court martialed for telling a white guy to fuck off after being told to go to the back of an unsegregated bus.
43  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 04:45:36 PM
Nope. Nothing wrong with setting goals and holding yourself accountable for reaching them.

Hmmm... in that case im doing pretty well, the only goal I’ve yet to attain is being “Fuck Everybody” wealthy. Still working on it, though!
44  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: January 15, 2018, 04:37:08 PM
Which is not to say that racism doesn't exist. It does.

But so does self-actualization.

Not that there’s anything wrong with it...

45  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: January 15, 2018, 04:32:10 PM
Jackie Robinson never took a knee, but made his point.

Naw, he just took high spikes, bean balls, slurs and insults...

But pressured JFK politically without making it all about him.

There I was, the black grandson of a slave, the son of a black sharecropper, part of a historic occasion, a symbolic hero to my people. The air was sparkling. The sunlight was warm. The band struck up the national anthem. The flag billowed in the wind. It should have been a glorious moment for me as the stirring words of the national anthem poured from the stands. Perhaps, it was, but then again, perhaps, the anthem could be called the theme song for a drama called The Noble Experiment. Today, as I look back on that opening game of my first world series, I must tell you that it was Mr. Rickey’s drama and that I was only a principal actor. As I write this twenty years later, I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world. In 1972, in 1947, at my birth in 1919, I know that I never had it made.

—Jackie Robinson in his autobiography 1972

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