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Posted on June 17 at 7:37 p.m.
@billclausen: " You are off topic, as usual, going on with your endless class-warfare rages but thank you for putting words in my mouth."
You really need to read what you write. Or understand the meaning of your sentences. Preferably, both.
You suggested that the success of the Chumash means they can no longer show pride in their heritage. You even implied that they don't work hard (which is also... impolite).
You can't complain about someone 'playing the ethnic card' in the same comment as you complain about their successes without sounding like a... well... I'll be nice and call you a 'curmudgeon'.
On Chumash Winery Is No Joke
Posted on June 17 at 6:29 p.m.
@billclausen: "Why even attempt to play ethnicity card?"
Because you keep whining like a two year old every time you perceive someone as playing the 'ethnicity card' (they typically don't, but your perceptions rarely reflect reality). Discussions about race clearly make you uncomfortable, which is why it needs to be discussed.
@billclausen: "The bottom line is Gomez and owners of the Casino are already rich beyond imagination, so it isn't as though they need to add yet another winery to their coffers to pay their rent and medical insurance so playing the sympathy card of ethnicity may fool some, but not others."
So you're saying that they should've stayed poor in order to be proud of their heritage. Yeah, you have no problems with race at all. Nope. Not one bit. I'm sure they're sorry that their success has made you so uncomfortable.
Have a drink and chill out, Bill...
Posted on June 14 at 8:22 a.m.
The biggest lie ever told to the American people is 'the American dream'. It was a brilliant piece of propaganda. Convincing the hard working services classes that they could improve their lot, while the free market, by design, does everything it can to make certain that they stay put. After all, there's a lot of money to be made off the backs of the working class, so keeping them in place is important.
@LOOKINGFORAGOODREAD: "Narcissism expels humility which emboldens one to wonder the streets with unrestrained vulgarity and insolence."
I've always wondered what would happen if MadLibs and a Ouija board had a baby. Now, I know....
@LOOKINGFORAGOODREAD: "If your moral compass is unable to determine which way my words point, then you might do well to recalibrate it."
My moral compass is properly calibrated. You are a self-involved drip who has confused long, boring diatribes with having an actual point. Peter Adam is a joke, and whatever accomplishments he's been handed in his professional life, he's certainly unqualified to be serving as a representative of the public. He's a selfish hack, who has been totally exposed as utterly useless.
Anyone who believes otherwise is not paying attention.
On County Approves Budget over Adam's Objections
Posted on June 13 at 11:10 a.m.
@JohnLocke: "Capps is a known liar who never accomplished anything except getting elected by sympathy vote after her husband died."
Stay classy, JohnLocke.
And stating that 'Capps... never accomplished anything' is a way bigger lie, so I'd quit throwing those rocks, buddy...
And get over it... she didn't lie, she changed her mind. For you right-wingers, 'changing your mind' is what reasonable people do when they obtain new information that disagrees with their beliefs prior to receiving that information. It's way more beneficial to your alternative, which is to deny that any new information exists.
Put up a candidate that can win. Otherwise, your whining is makes you look like an idiot.
On No Country for Old Dogs
Posted on June 13 at 6:18 a.m.
@DrDan: "yet we keep reading that our young people are spending around 7 hours a day in front of screens, locked into a 2-dimensional rectangular video screen. Yes, not always violent games, but too much time isolated from others."
I couldn't disagree more. In fact, I would argue that the actual issue with 'being locked into a screen' is that we're *too* connected to each other. All of these social networking tools means that were in constant communication with other people nearly every waking our of the day. *THAT* is the unhealthy part. The benefit of disconnecting would be to experience some self-reflection and 'alone time'.
On Rated V for Violent
Posted on June 8 at 8:09 p.m.
@billclausen: "And once again, why is our society so much more violent today than a few decades ago?"
There are more random acts of extreme violence (and more media attention to those acts), but generally our society has become far less violent than it was a few decades ago.
On Guns for Defense
Posted on June 5 at 9:21 a.m.
@audidriver2010: "Most women I know wouldnt last one day.. if they were men."
I can't believe someone typed this sentence, hit Preview - actually re-read it, and then hit 'Post Comment' - and published it for the world to see. It's such a stupid sentence, in fact, that I don't think the word 'stupid' adequately describes the sentence... we need a whole new vocabulary to describe the stupidity displayed in that sentence - almost an entire, unique language just dedicated to explaining the stupidity of that sentence. I mean... I almost want to shake your hand for writing a sentence so devoid of merit, intelligence, and substance.
I wish I could have that sentence bronzed. It should have its own exhibit in the Louvre. They should put it next to Mt Rushmore for all to see.
Most certainly... a single 'whatever' is not sufficient...
On Are You a Feminist NOW?
Posted on June 2 at 7:49 p.m.
@dewdly: "Do you attribute an increase in black graduation rates to their being in school with whites? It is more likely that any putative increase in graduation rates corresponds to a lowering of standards."
If the lowering of standards were the cause, then we should see the same increase in graduation rates across all groups. That isn't happening ('whites' are only up 6%). It's pretty obvious to me that the increase is largely due to the revitalization of a lot of urban areas which bring more resources to school districts that were traditionally marginalized. Oddly enough, racism doesn't end with a court case or the passage of laws.
I think anyone withany sense of right and wrong would find segregation to morally abhorrent and would celebrate its demise. And I think you're chasing your tail attempting to justify an outrageous and downright racist opinion.
@billcalusen: "As for EatTheRich, when you have something besides your ever-raging anger to post, I will engage you in conversation. "
It's funny that proving you wrong somehow equates to my 'being angry'. Quite the ego you have there, bill.
While I don't really care what you do, I'd advise you to use your new found free time to do some better research on the subjects about which you're posting. You're horribly uninformed about music.
On Isla Vista Killings: Shock. Suffering. Survival.
Posted on June 2 at 4:23 p.m.
@dewdly: "Brown v. Board of Education was about the right of a child to attend her neighborhood school..."
Uh, no, it wasn't. At all. Even a little.
@dewdly: "What's worse is that the past fifty years has shown us that there is no advantage to blacks in going to school with whites"
Only if you're ignoring the fact that high school graduation rates among African-Americans are at an all time high - climbing 13% in the last decade. But then, to believe your opinions, you have to ignore all sorts of things - facts, history, etc. etc.
My advice to you, dewdly, is to turn off the 1970s television and move into the 2010s.
Posted on June 2 at 9:11 a.m.
@Botany: "You mean someone that actually is bipartisan?"
You right-wingers are sure hung-up on 'bi-partisanship' when you lose elections. It's a shame you're not as interested in it when you win.
On Lois Capps Takes Isla Vista Killings to Congress