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Posted on April 6 at 2:01 p.m.
JarvisJarvis: "Because they knew rich, white frat boys were guilty, so all they needed was the accusatory finger to make up the rest of the details. That is the state of white on white racism. "
Right! It's the poor, rich white kids who are suffering the greatest injustices, and not the 26% of African-American men we lock up, or the disproportionate number of African-Americans killed by police, or the 24% of African-Americans living in poverty.
It's rich, white frat kids - you know, the kind that are victimized when Deltopia is taken away (VICTIM BLAMING!), or who are victimized when they sing songs about lynching. Only white-on-white racists would take that song away!
Or it's those Southern-proud white folk - all they want to fly a flag that symbolizes one of the most horrific periods in our history, and followed to represent decades of Jim Crow and lynchings - and are now the victims of jokes make by... well, Republicans, but let's all just pretend they're liberals.
The fact that it's 2015 and you BELIEVE this utter nonsense is just... well, it explains so, so much.
Posted on April 6 at 1:14 p.m.
@Botany: "... but "southern white boys (or rednecks)" are fair game for liberals."
And I guess Jeff Foxworthy's entire career of 'You might be a redneck...' is somehow forgotten, as was his endorsement of Romney in the last election. So yeah, it's all the fault of 'liberals' even when it's not.
But hey, you have to hand-wave about *something*, so making kind-of-victims out of some not-really-marginalized group for being not-really-victims is... well, it's something.
@Botany: "It's politically correct for whites to be "racist" against people of their own race to prove that they aren't racists. (if that makes any sense)"
If you ignore the fact that it's completely untrue... yeah, it makes total sense.
Posted on April 6 at 12:23 p.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "Sure ETR, it this is what you need to keep your world intact. Go for it."
A video of JarvisJarvis' internal struggles during his attempts to seem coherent:
Posted on April 6 at 11:43 a.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "Discrediting Bush and discrediting [President Barack Obama, the President who twice defeated the fracturing Republican party that's becoming further overwhelmed by ideologues, conspiracy zealots, and bigots] are not mutually exclusive."
Since you seem to have forgotten the name of the POTUS, I went ahead and fixed that for you.
Posted on April 6 at 9:29 a.m.
@nomoresanity: "It appears that Davy knows the secret mix of how much criticism of Obama is based upon his race and how much is based on being the most incompetent administration in recent history."
Recent history apparently does not extend to pre-2008, when the Bush Administration proved itself to be the most incompetent administration in ALL OF HISTORY. But thanks for playing...
I guess the only win is if we started yet another war in the Middle East, because you neocons never seem to be happy unless there's blood to spill.
@nomoresanity: "...look how Progressives constantly make fun of white southern males."
Such prominent 'progressives' like Jeff Foxworthy (Republican) and Larry the Cable Guy (Republican)...
@nomoresanity: "If folks want to say that we are all racists, I could not care less."
I don't know what's more laughable - the 'poor poor pitiful me' routine, or the fact that you're perfectly fine with being labeled a racist (but hey, since you earned it and we're all okay with it...).
Posted on March 25 at 10:44 a.m.
@Botany: "How many poor people live in Palo Alto? Or Manhattan? "
Manhattan has the eastern part of New Jersey, the middle and eastern parts of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, parts of Staten Island, parts of upstate NY, and parts of Long Island that are all affordable places for the working class to live while being employed in Manhattan due to a robust public transit system. 1.6 million people commute into Manhattan to work - which is almost equal to the number of people actually living in Manhattan.
Santa Barbara has Goleta... and that's about it.
@JarvisJarvis: "Wealthy estates long had the tradition of providing room and board for those they needed to provide their individualized services. Pay attention to the future of service-work robots as well."
And those wealthy estates collapsed in en mass during the Great Depression due to the weight of all of that capital investment in man power. The North Shore of Long Island is a perfect example of the massive failure of those 'grand traditions' - as most of those estates were carved up for development or protected as national parks once the landowners realized there was more money in the land than in the lifestyle.
So congrats on suggesting a solution that already proven a huge failure.
But nothing will make me happier than 'service-work' robots being used by the obscenely rich - especially once robots achieve sentience. Let them lead the revolution.
On Evicted Isla Vista Tenants Settle Court Case
Posted on March 4 at 8:10 p.m.
@botany: "However Israel wants to handle their situation is their business. I would not presume to tell them what they should or shouldn't do."
You misunderstand Bibi's visit. His sole purpose is to coerce the U.S. into doing *his* dirty work.
Here's the cognitive dissonance of the Republicans regarding Iran - sabre rattle around some doomsday paranoia of Iran, a real country and home to a civilization that's existed for thousands of years, obtaining a nuke.
Meanwhile, Pakistan, a country largely carved out of four competing Islamic factions after the end of the British empire, sits with a live nuclear arsenal while constantly playing chicken with an extremely unstable government that knowingly harbors terrorists. Yeah - let's focus on Iran. Brilliant.
But hey, the Jews need to be in Israel to ensure the second coming of Christ, so we care about Israel, yessirree....
On Bibi, Go Home
Posted on March 3 at 10:24 a.m.
@nativeson: "Move along, folks, nothing to see here."
The story of your life...
Posted on March 3 at 9:34 a.m.
"If you take out Saddam, Saddam's regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region.." -- Benjamin Netenyahu, 2002.
The right never learns. Ever... which is why they all should be kept as far away from public office as possible.
@nomoresanity: "Bibi is kicking Obama's ass live on television while I write this."
Further proof that a sucker is born every minute. Netenyahu's speech is the most transparent piece of tripe I've ever seen in front of Congress in a long time (or at least since that idiot with the snowball). Since you're buying Bibi's nonsense, I can only wonder about the number of Amway presentations you've sat through, or the number of magazines you've purchased from door-to-door solicitors.
Posted on January 15 at 2:04 p.m.
@JarvisJarvis: "Except it is not 'free' for Daddy to give away. Daddy is horse-trading with me, thee, she and he. Mutual benefit is fine."
And there it is. This really isn't about anything other than 'if I can't have it or use it than no one else can'. Never mind that every dollar that goes to higher education yields four dollars back, never mind that a huge majority of nurses, firefighters, police, etc receive their credentials at a CC, never mind that, by 2025, California is looking at a significant gap in skilled labor opportunities versus a qualified labor force to fill those gaps... never mind all of that. If Jarvis doesn't want it or can't have it, then no one else can. It's the ME ME ME ME petulant child-like selfishness of the reactionary right on full display. .
Of course, Jarvis is someone who has the time to post an average of 7 posts per day complaining about unions, Obama, teachers, students, immigrants, Isla Vista, Das Williams, Lois Capps, public transit, etc - instead of making any positive contribution to society - so its no wonder selfishness abounds with Jarvis.
On Free Community College?