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Posted on March 1 at 8:58 a.m.
The Thorns are a sort of flypaper for insects with minds as small and pitiable as theirs.
On Selfish Selfies
Repetition of discredited Fox "news" garbage about "actual no-go zones," which has now become an article of faith among those who like to scare themselves, and hope to scare others, that nations like "traditional" France will become intolerant islamic states.
And as for the economic issues, France has done better than England in recovering from the recession, in spite of the latter's recent percentage improvement, which results from its starting from a lower baseline caused by the punishing and self-defeating austerity measures beloved by those who like to bash social welfare programs. The latter types will also dismiss the linked chart because it was posted by someone who actually offers facts and data that conflict with their own fact-free ideological posturing http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2015...
On The Widening Gyre
Posted on February 22 at 12:20 p.m.
Anyone who thinks he's deeply upsetting his political opponents by using "Barry Soetoro" to refer to Pres. Obama is only showing how deaf he is to the sound of his own stupidity.
On Employed Illegally?
Posted on February 17 at 10:44 a.m.
Right-wing Texas judge's soon-to-be-overturned immigration ruling gives SB troll a chance to show how clever he thinks he is by referring to President Obama as Barry Soetoro and repeat his imbecilic claim that illegal immigrants hate America.
On Few Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Posted on February 9 at 7:12 p.m.
Bots, I didn't accuse you of being a racist or elitist; I referred to your statement that you were willing to be called one in light of your view that only rich, well-educated people be allowed into this country.
I also never said that the US belongs to anyone other than it's citizens; I did suggest that this includes people not as willing as you are to deport the Statue of Liberty.
If proving one's reading comprehension were a requirement for citizenship, you would be in serious trouble.
Posted on February 9 at 2:55 p.m.
When you say "our" country, Bots, you seem not to realize that this country doesn't belong exclusively to you and people like the reliably quick-triggered but witless JJ. Others have a different view of what the US represents. In particular, it's fortunate that my grandparents made it ashore before you or someone with an equally proud willingness to be considered an elitist and a racist sent them back for being insufficiently rich and educated; and speaking of sending things back, you really should start a campaign to return the Statue of Liberty.
Posted on February 9 at 11:57 a.m.
Bot, I think that virtually all illegal residents would gladly become US taxpayers if that was part of the package of being granted US citizenship and enjoying the benefits of life in this country.
Of course, JJ thinks they're here to attack the country where they seem eager to live. As to where they would better direct their energies to make a more satisfying life for themselves and their families, JJ again knows best.
Posted on February 9 at 10:44 a.m.
It's a perfectly legitimate use of language to call people who reside illegally in the US "illegals" if you want to insult and disparage them, in the same sense that it's a legitimate use of the dictionary to call Jews "kikes" or Blacks "niggers" in order to express your distaste for them. That the people in question might object doesn't overrule your right to be offensive and/or stupid.
On the other hand, it's psychotic nonsense to claim that this particular group of illegal residents hates America and wants to tear it down.
Posted on January 29 at 2:28 p.m.
One of the less fortunate things to happen to this neighborhood was being labeled the "Funk Zone," which made it easy for people to make dismissive wisecracks about how it was longer sufficiently "Funky" and ignore what it actually still is, in spite of the overabundance of wine shops: home to a varied arts community, to which the Artist's Village would have been an interesting contribution.
All developers are interested in getting a return on their investment. My impression is that Dipaola and his partners were more interested in maintaining the character of the neighborhood than other developers might have been. We'll see how it all works out, if we live long enough for this to pass over or around the various hurdles the next years bring.
On Funk Zone Arts Village Scrapped
Posted on January 18 at 9:29 a.m.
I didn't realize that "turn the other cheek" referred to flogging. How wonderfully inclusive of the Pope to embrace the S&M community.
On Junipero Serra, Ready for Liftoff