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Old 04-14-2008, 06:32 PM   #481
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:33 PM   #482
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Thesaurus working overtime again I see. Don't wear out the pages.
it's almost like automatic writing , bear in mind i peck like 17.25 words a minute, so there.


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Whatever dave, I'm off on my prigish high horse to watch a baseball game

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Fair enough. But where does it end, though? When referencing my African-American neighbors 2 houses away, can I say "they have a cute little baby boy?"


why are you being obnoxiously obtuse?

calling a grown black man "boy" is absolutely a racist term.

Rep. Davis agrees with this. that's why he apologized in no uncertain terms.
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Whatever dave, I'm off on my prigish high horse to watch a baseball game

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Fair enough. But where does it end, though? When referencing my African-American neighbors 2 houses away, can I say "they have a cute little baby boy?"
Do you honestly not see the difference in describing a child as a boy and calling an adult male, one who has worked hard to get to where he is today, a boy?

You can't possibly be that ignorant.
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You dumb fool #286.

Youre suppose to say,

"That's a handsome little man you have there"

Haven't you figured out that crackers are geneticly inferior race yet?



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Old 04-15-2008, 04:17 AM   #488
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Congrats to Trevor Immelman's win at the Master's golf championship.

He's from the country South Africa. Only the 2nd South African to win the Masters besides Gary Player.

QUESTIONS

If he moved to the United States of America, would his children be considered African Americans or South African Americans?

And since he is only the 2nd person from the continent of Africa to win the Masters...Does that mean that he's the third to win it behind Gary Player and Tiger Woods?

Interesting... Two men from Africa have won the Masters. They are caucasian. Tiger Woods from America won it and he is one-quarter Chinese, one quarter Thai, one quarter African American, one-eighth Native American, and one-eighth Dutch. But he's considered an African American even though he's only 25% from Africa.

INTERESTING

Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., of Nyangoma-Kogelo, Siaya District, Kenya, and Ann Dunham, of Wichita, Kansas. His parents separated when he was two years old and later divorced and raised by his mother's family. Yet he's considered black.

I'd be more inclined to vote for him if he considered himself an American and not an African-American....like the rest of the immigrants who have came here and made a life for themselves.
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You think when he grew up and later throughout his career he was considered white?
There was a discussion about a year ago about him not being "black enough".
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I guess I can't walk up to one of my black friends and say "Whats up, boy" anymore.

No, you really shouldn't. Your black friends probably don't want to "make an issue of it" but I promise you there isn't an American black man alive who is okay with being called "boy." Your friends probably recognize that you don't intend harm and choose to leave it alone but that doesn't in any way make them "okay with it." I should know because I had a lot of friends like you growing up and I never said a word. I knew they didn't mean to be hurtful and didn't think of themselves as racist and I also knew they wouldn't understand if I tried to explain it to them.

But it still hurt.

I'm really shocked that you don't understand the racial signficance of this term. If he'd said "that kid shouldn't have his hand on the button" it wouldn't be near the issue it is.
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Wow... I'd say I'm suprised, but I'm not.
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Back to this election:

below is a piece from a WSJ article that reflects some of my thoughts about the Obama campaign

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Mr. Obama is the closest thing to a rookie candidate on the national stage since Dwight Eisenhower, who was a beloved war leader. Candidates as green as Mr. Obama make first-timer mistakes under the searing scrutiny of a national campaign. Even seasoned pols don't understand how unforgiving that scrutiny can be. Ask John Kerry, who had won five statewide elections before running for president.

For all his winning ways and natural appeal to the camera, Mr. Obama hasn't really been tested in a major campaign. In 2000, then-state Sen. Obama challenged Congressman Bobby Rush, who was vulnerable after having been crushed in a bid to become mayor of Chicago. Mr. Rush, a former Black Panther, painted Mr. Obama as "inauthentic" and beat him 2-1.

In 2004, when Mr. Obama ran for the U.S. Senate, he had the good luck of watching both Blair Hull, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, and Jack Ryan, the GOP nominee, self-destruct in sex scandals. Mr. Obama's eventual Republican opponent, Alan Keyes, was an unserious candidate who won the votes of only 56% of Republican voters.

Mr. Obama has prospered in Democratic primaries. But as John Harris and Jim VandeHei note in Politico.com, that's in part because these primaries have "been an exercise in self-censorship" about Mr. Obama's weaknesses. It is "indisputably true," they write, that "Obama is on the brink of the Democratic nomination without having had to confront head-on the evidence about his general election challenges."

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www.presidentelectionpolls.com

04/14/08

Barack Obama- 203
John McCain- 326

Hillary Clinton- 236
John McCain- 302
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It is too early to call the race
polls (this early out) can and will change






I am sure those polls include McCain taking FL, OH and PENN

any 2 would flip it for Hillary
(and the polls have her close in all 3)

I am not sure if 2 are enough for Obama



regardless, I expect Obama to be the Dem nominee
and his campaign will have to figure out how to win from this perceived disadvantage
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Old 04-15-2008, 12:50 PM   #495
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Yeah, I know the polls change, I just like to post that poll whenever it changes.

I think my strong desire to face Hillary has faded. I'd be equally happy with Obama. Like you said, against Clinton, Florida and Ohio would be a toss-up, whereas against Obama, McCain would safely win those.
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