Legend's comment history

Legend said...

@AndrewLohr said... Texas have gained jobs since Mr Perry became governor

Yeah, Perry and Texas job growth in the way of those private immigration detention centers that's cropped up in Texas, where sexual assaults, physical abuses and killings are the norm?

January 20, 2012 at 5:37 p.m.
Legend said...

b-butnotd said.. As I said, no one is capable of convincing me that Obama is doing a good job and deserves to be employed another four years by me. It has nothing to do with his political philosophy, or his party, because I've voted for both parties in the past, he simply is a bad leader and a bad steward of our tax dollars. He's a lousy, lousy manager

Then you couldn't possibly have voted for Bush, did you?

January 17, 2012 at 4:52 p.m.
Legend said...

davisss13 said... . I saw a black guy in a video the other day in front of an almost all white crowd (I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, I couldn't see the whole room) yelling the Democrat party was the party of the KKK. I kid you not.

That's what's referred to as the fly in the butter milk. I kid-u-not.

January 17, 2012 at 4:50 p.m.
Legend said...

Yeah, jesse something HAS to be done. But advocating and inciting murder to combat murder is not the solution.

Yeah, the guy sitting on the porch caught catchin a round is innocent too. Whether he catches the bullet from the criminal or the cop. He's still just as dead. The difference is, one is breaking the law and the other is suppose to be protecting the citizens and upholding the law. Are you suggesting that as long as cops are behaving like crooks in order to catch the criminals it doesn't matter? Why don't we all just go out into an open field and have good old fashion free-for-all, like they use to in the good old days? We can even let our children tag along and bring a pic-nic basket. Isn't that the way it use to be done?

In that case, what's the need for having cops in the first place. We could just hire a few criminals at a cheaper price, save the taxpayers lots of money and make everybody happy?

The more America seems to change, the more you realize it never did.

January 17, 2012 at 4:25 p.m.
Legend said...

THOMAS A. OROFINO Start with litter to cut crime There is so much litter, say on Brainerd and McCallie around the tunnel area, and at bus stops, that citing some offenders without harassment should be possible. The word will spread. Minor crime addressed at a low level will show we are serious about reducing all crime.

If that's true, Mr. Orofino then why is it that so many of your murder-suicides take place in upscaled communities with well manicured lawns and no litter? Why are such illegal drugs such a heroin rampant in middle class, upper middle classed and wealthy America? We never hear about that American tragic epidemic.

January 17, 2012 at 4:06 p.m.
Legend said...

riverman, they all were corrupted long before they got to Washington. They were just preaching to the congregation what the congregation wanted to hear in order to get elected. Republican, Democrat, Independent, whatever---those are just titles. If the individuals have no morals, no values, no scruples to begin with, they're certainly not going to suddenly have them just by placing a party name next to their name.

January 17, 2012 at 3:57 p.m.
Legend said...

So jesse, rolema, UnRhetorical, you three are suggesting the solution to the problem is to heap on more problems for these people and their community? You're all naive if you don't think innocent in those communities won't suffer losses too. What you three are suggesting only gives the innocent in those communities a choice between the cops and the crooks as to who gets to harm them.

There's been examples all over the country where innocent citizens have been harmed, killed and even their family pets were spared when police raided their homes. From 7 year little girls sleeping on the couch, to 90 plus year old elderly ladies trying to live out their final days in peace. To soldiers home from the war. Havig survived the war killed when police burst up into the homes of innocent Americans. That's like the problem in Iraq and Afghanistan. Where the invaders and occupiers originally claimed they were going in to free an oppress people only to team up with the enemy of abuse those oppressed people they were suppose to be serving and protecting. That's no solution. And the individuals at that meeting where the sheriff spoke should be ashamed of themselves for not calling him out. Instead they clapped and cheered him on. Tragic.

Do you really think they will honestly make a distinction between the good citizens of those communities and the ones causing the problems? You're naive if you do.

January 17, 2012 at 3:48 p.m.
Legend said...

@ Any child at Howard or the failing schools can opt out and attend a school of their choice.

From the outside looking in the above suggestion makes sense. However, the reality of the issue is far more complicated than simply leaving a failing school to attend a school of choice.

January 10, 2012 at 2:37 p.m.
Legend said...

School systems cheating and helping students improve test scores aren't limited to Atlanta, nor the state of Georgia. Long before the scandal broke in Atlanta, there had been other schools around the nation in some pretty upscale communities caught up cheating scandals.

January 9, 2012 at 9:14 p.m.
Legend said...

mom_of_2 said... im a single parent of 2 and i have never lived in a public housing development. i decided that i would go work in corporate america and not depend on the government for anything. i dont recieve any type of assistance glad i dont i would rather work for what me and my kids need.

Most people are receiving some form of government assistance without ever realizing it. Even if that assistance comes in the form of providing tax breaks, financial grants, and other incentives to make companies hire you. The government basically had to conjole, plead, beg and even force the private sector to do more hiring of people they would have otherwise not given glance. Most of us don't realize that when that rug is pulled from under the poor how their own livlihood will be affected. The truth is, there's actually not enough jobs in America to go around to everyone. Ever notice? When a particular field becomes overflooded with too many workers their salary actually decreases? The supply is so great that it diminishes the demand or need for workers? In America, engineers, computer programmers once made big money. Then the private sector saw where they could get the same job done in India paying the people 5 bucks or a little more an hour for the same work and with no benefits. Those people who once made 80 thousand and above became unemployed.

Years ago, there was a shortage of nurses in America. The hospitals were begging for nurses. Most everyone started going to college to get a degree in nursing. By time they finished their college, the hospitals had more nurses than they needed. Those individuals couldn't find a job and their only training was to become a nurse. They had to start all over again. In America, there's a system many of us aren't aware of. That system is actually designed to keep a certain number of people out of the workforce in order that others will have a job. It's like 100 people applying for a job at a fast food restaurant when only three positions are open, or paying farmers not to plant, grow and harvest certain crop in order that farmers can make a livable wage. Otherwise, they'd give up farming altogether and Americans would starve. Again, don't knock the poor. And the republicans start this argument of trying to turn everyone against the poor while they're robbing us blind everytime they've gained traction in the federal government. While they're primary goal is preserving the money to hand over to the richest of the rich while the rest of us are preparing to gang up on the poor and rip them apart. Don't fall for it. They started the same thing in the '70s and '80s. They actually had people following fellow Americans around in the grocery stores to document what they placed in their shopping carts and following them all teh way to the checkout line to see if they were using foodstamps.

December 30, 2011 at 11:24 p.m.
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