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Lr103 said...

mosquito said... Ah the race baiters out in full force... The big O is not even black he's half black...so does that make some people half a racist??

In America's heightened awareness on race matters, physical characteristics determines ones race. What race the individuals parents are doesn't matter. President Obama is black, by American standards, because that's what his physical characteristics dictate.

Most American blacks whose families date back a century or more in America can trace their bloodlines back to whites, asians, native-american in their family tree. Many whites in America can trace their bloodlines back to black relatives in the family tree if they weren't in denial. Blacks are just more willing and open about the mixing that's taken place as far back as on the slave ships before they even arrived in America. Many of those slave women and young girls were either pregnant or had already given birth while in while in transport at the hands of white shipmasters and their white shipmates.

April 11, 2013 at 11:05 p.m.
Lr103 said...

BigRidgePatriot said... A concealed carry permit holder has no felony convictions

The lack of a criminal record is no guarantee an individual has never committed any crimes. George Zimmerman had committed several offenses, once even accused of child molestation, assaults and domestic violence. Yet the one criminal record George, whosed daddy had been a federal magistrate, did finally accumulate was expunged. George was allowed a concealed carry permit.

If a criminal know the right people and have the right connections in the courts, there's always a way around getting out of having a criminal record.

April 11, 2013 at 9:59 p.m.
Lr103 said...

The success or failure of a student is not determined by the school he or she is taught in, but by the relationship said school has with the parents, students and community it serves. Successful schools have a positive relation with the students, parents and communities in which they operate. They individuals working in the successful schools often live right in the communities where the schools are. They are friends, neighbors and even relatives of most of the students who attend those schools. They're children attend those schools as well. On the other hand, failing schools don't often have that glue and connection to the community, or rappore with the students or parents. Using vouchers to draw students away from failing schools, into an environment that's often hostile to them because the school doesn't want them there, overtime those schools will start to fail too. As those successful schools start to fill up with unwanted bodies, and the original inhabitants start to flee, like to set up shop in those once failing schools, the failing schools will become successful schools and the once successful schools will start to fail. And the cycle just continues. The key to any schools being a success is to create a positive learning environment where teachers, staff, parents and students connect.

April 8, 2013 at 5:20 a.m.
Lr103 said...

That 3 million only speaks to presently incarcerated. How many of that 300 million population have criminal records who are not presently incarcerated? A criminal record is still a criminal record even if you're no longer in prison or jail. A prison or jail record will prevent an individual from being eligible for military service. Then there's the precentage of population who have unpaid accumulated court fines which makes them ineligible until the fines are paid, which many can't afford. There are a host of other issues that would quickly subtract away from that 300 million. How many of that 300 million are underage, elderly, sick, frail? See, when you consider all the other factors that 300 million begins to quickly diminish the number of citizens eligible to serve. The point is, if America wants able bodied men and women to serve in military America needs to stop the mass incarceration of its primarily abeled bodied male and female population.

April 8, 2013 at 4:57 a.m.
Lr103 said...

Even if the Draft returned, Plato, many Americans would remain inelligible to serve due to arrests and a criminal history. Beginning in the 1980s to present America began mass incarceration of some of its most elligible citizens who were the most likely to to sign up for military service. Today, America's enemies would more qualify to join America's military than the average American citizen. Greed, changing military rules, and the prison pipeline have basically killed off any potential military recruits. America basically shot itself in the foot on this issue.

April 7, 2013 at noon
Lr103 said...

Responding to: I believe we should reinstate our selective service system so the majority must serve

Unfortunately, Mr. Sutton, since the 1980s America has gone through such a high period of mass incarceration of its citizens that most Americans no longer qualify or would be accepted for military service. Unlike Vietnam, Korea, World War II and all wars prior, where the military actually recruited high school dropouts and went into jails and prisons to recruit, todays military no longer accepts high school dropouts or Americans with a criminal record. Something as simple as unpaid court fines can disqualify Americans from being accepted for military service.

April 7, 2013 at 3:57 a.m.
Lr103 said...

Nor will I. Most libertarians or teabaggers would not admit to wanting the return of slavery but they (libertarians, at least) have already made the statement, loud and clear, that the Civil Rights Act was an over-reach of the government and that if a particular state and its legislators should vote in favor of discrimination, allowing a business owner to refuse service to a black person if that owner so chooses, then he/she should be able to retain that "right." Libertarians think that states' rights trump all other rights, even civil rights. It is no stretch at all for them to blame the Civil War solely on the federal government for overstepping its bounds and in turn absolving the South for its egregious acts of secession. In a sense they are actually justifying slavery as it existed at the time because every southern state sanctioned it, and states' rights are sacrosanct in their view. Libertarians are as fanatical and irrational about their reverence for states' rights as they are about their unmitigated hatred of the very existence of the federal government.

The above is why never understood why some blacks have been champions and supporters of states rights. I actually once overheard a black radio talk show host actually say he supported states rights. Another time, a black running for political office say the same thing. I didn't know whether to fall out of my car laughing or crying and feeling sorry for the ignorance that both spoke without knowing the full significance of those to simple words, states rights, actually meant.

April 4, 2013 at 5:37 p.m.
Lr103 said...

I believe I read somewhere a couple of days ago, give or take, there was a small earthquake somewhere along the TN/Kentucky or TN/NC borders. My first thoughts were somebody's FRACKIN'!!! They can't blame it on God like Pat Robinson tried to blame the Haiti earthquake.

April 4, 2013 at 5:28 p.m.
Lr103 said...

RightwingLet conservatives seem to have memory problems. They were the ones who built their potical platform on self-righteousnes and moral values. Then whined not fair when their own degenerate behaviors and sins were exposed. Until then, they projected themselves as the epitome of righteous behavior, and everyone else outside their circle as immoral, classless subhumans lacking any values and character whatsoever.

April 3, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.
Lr103 said...

LOL!! Priceless, Clay. Today's cartoon really sums it up to a perfect T!!! LOL

April 2, 2013 at 8:20 a.m.
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