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ibshame said...

"zableedofisterix said... The fact remains that you libs CANNOT stand a black American who is not a Democrat or a liberal. Whether it's Thomas, Dr. Ben Carson, Condoleeza Rice, and so on. You think all Black Americans should think alike."

Here's what Condoleeza Rice said about AA in 2003:

"A day after the White House announced it would join a court fight against racial preferences at the University of Michigan, the highest-ranking African-American on the White House staff said she believes it is "appropriate" to consider race in college admissions."

"In a carefully worded statement, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said she agreed with President Bush's decision to file a Supreme Court brief opposing the Michigan plan, which awards bonus points to minorities."

But she also drew a distinction between her views on affirmative action and those of the president.

While he came out forcefully against the use of racial preferences in college admissions, Rice said "it is appropriate to use race as one factor among others in achieving a diverse student body."

She said, however, that "race neutral means are preferable."

Rice, the first African-American to hold her influential post, said she discussed the racial preference issue – which falls outside her usual national security portfolio – with the president before he announced his decision in the Michigan case.

Other administration officials have stressed the filing was carefully worded to cover just the Michigan plan, not the high court's landmark Bakke decision. That 1978 ruling outlawed strict quotas, but said admissions officers could take race into account.

White House officials said Rice unsuccessfully urged Mr. Bush to concede that race could be used as a factor in admissions, though she agreed with his view that the Michigan program went too far.

They said Rice was stung by a Washington Post story that said she helped convince the president that favoring minorities was not an effective way of improving diversity on college campuses.

Rice discussed the article with Mr. Bush, who urged her to go public with her differences, officials said on condition of anonymity.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rice-weighs-in-on-affirmative-action-20-01-2003/

April 23, 2014 at 12:37 p.m.
ibshame said...

"cheezy123 said... ibshame,

The sole reason he was singled out was because of his COLOR."

No, it was his COLOR that got him to where he is today on the USSC. He hates AA but it was AA that got him where he is today.

April 23, 2014 at 12:28 p.m.
ibshame said...

"cheezy123 said... This was a 6-2 landslide decision you know. For Clay to single out Thomas because of his color is despicable! Thomas has never wanted to be placed on a pedistool based on his color. Affirmitive action was a horrible law to begin with. Liberals act like only minorities are poor and disenfranchised, which is racist in itself. Problem is liberals think of all black people being from the inner city, and with no oppurtunity (also racist). Liberal's are the most oppressive group toward minorities, if a black, or hispanic have a conservative view they are viciousley demonized by the left, I.E. ABOVE TOON! As long as minorities know their role and stay in lock step with the democrat party then they are safe."

Clarence Thomas was not SINGLED OUT BECAUSE OF HIS COLOR, HE WAS SINGLED OUT BECAUSE HE IS A HYPOCRITE. His color as you say is what got him into Yale and it was HIS COLOR that allowed George H.W. Bush to choose him for the USSC!!

Bush was no idiot. Does anyone honestly think he was going to replace the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TO EVER SIT ON THE BENCH WITH A CAUCASIAN? No, that was never going to happen, most especially with the election of 1992 coming up. He made a poor choice in picking Thomas and that was his fault!!

April 23, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.
ibshame said...

"zableedofisterix said... I'll say it again, I guess Clarence Thomas ain't your kind of negro, huh? The way black Americans who stray from the Democrat Party plantation are treated by the media, liberals and Democrats is truly offensive. I guess Clarence Thomas is a just a dumb negro who has lost his way. Maybe if you put him down enough he'll crawl back and as y'all for forgiveness. I can just see it now. Maybe if Justice Thomas asks the right way, then you libs will take him back. This is how you libs see him asking in your wet dream: Yez, Massa Clay, Ize be a good nigga, and neva, neva, leave yo plantation again! I don seen the errors of my wayz!!! Pleze Massa, I'll neva, neva vote Republicans again!**

Not all Black Republicans are Uncle Toms. However, Most Uncle Toms are Black Republicans. BTW I don't use the term "negro" and haven't since childhood. See, I grew up in the 60's by then the use of that word was pretty much over and done with. It was much too easy in the South to change the gro to gra.

As to your use of the word "negro" maybe in your spare time you should read the following:

http://www.virginia.edu/woodson/courses/aas102%20(spring%2001)/articles/names/bennett.htm

Who knows you just might learn something

April 23, 2014 at 11:50 a.m.
ibshame said...

"zableedofisterix said... ibshame, why is he a "disgrace" to Thurgood Marshall, and not to John Marshall, William Douglas or any other past Supreme Court Justice? How about John Jay? Because he's black, and has to think like a black should think by your standardz?"

If you read Limric's post at 11:15 a.m. He pretty much knocks it out of the park as to why Clarence Thomas is a disgrace to the memory of Thurgood Marshall. I couldn't have written it any better!! Thank-you Limric

April 23, 2014 at 11:31 a.m.
ibshame said...

What I think of Clarence Thomas is this and it has ALWAYS BEEN THIS: HE IS A DISGRACE TO THE MEMORY OF THURGOOD MARSHALL. GEORGE H.W. BUSH SHOULD HAVE FOUND A MUCH MORE QUALIFIED AFRICAN AMERICAN TO SIT ON THE BENCH if that was his sole criteria for replacing Thurgood Marshall and evidently it was at the time.

April 23, 2014 at 10:48 a.m.
ibshame said...

"caddy said... http://bnpsalford.wordpress.com/the-truth-about-slavery/

Alprova, Blacks are more "enslaved" now than at any time in their history. In the 20s,30s,40s,50s at least they were largely conservative two parent families. Today, Among blacks, nearly 5 million children, or 54 percent, live with only their mother. Twelve percent of black families below the poverty line have two parents present, compared with 41 percent of impoverished Hispanic families and 32 percent of poor white families. Their Father is the government. They look to him for sustenance. That's EXACTLY why you have blacks who voted for Obama twice--at 94 to 97 %. No Racism here. Move along..."

Here we go again with someone throwing out stats to fit your agenda. So lets have another lesson in STATS for DUMMIES; If there were 5 members of your family and two were deemed to be morons, statistically that would mean 40% of your family are morons even though the number is actually only TWO.

As far as the per centages that voted for President Obama, so what? As many voted for President Clinton and will more than likely vote for Hillary as well. When the Repubs have someone to offer up as a candidate that appeals to minority voters then maybe they can elect a President. Maybe instead of trying to disenfranchise as many minority voters as they can, they should seek to encourage minority voters. As dumb as George W. Bush was even he knew that and so does his brother, Jeb.

As for your walk down memory lane back to the 20's, 30's 40's and 50's that was the era of Jim Crow and Segregation. Is it your supposition African Americans were better off when they weren't treated as FIRST CLASS CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY?

April 23, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
ibshame said...

"sangaree said... according to a few workers in other towns where VW put down stakes, they pulled up those stakes after about 14 years and the people who came to be so dependent upon the company for nice livable incomes were left high and dry."

I don't doubt they were left high and dry. It happens all the time when a town or city invests their whole livelihood around one plant or factory. It's devastating when that plant closes and there's nothing left to replace it. That's why it's important for Chattanooga to diversify and not put all of their eggs into one basket. However, in the short term, VW is good for Chattanooga's economic well-being. As long as the jobs are there, they pay the kind of wages one can support a family with and not have to subsidize their income with food stamps, etc. then the people who work there are lucky.

Hopefully, VW will continue to do well in the marketplace and closing won't be a factor.

April 22, 2014 at 12:54 p.m.
ibshame said...

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"alprova said... My life will not be affected one bit by the happenings at the VW Plant and the withdrawal of the UAW from the scene.

However, if VW decides to build their SUV elsewhere, I wonder if the meddling in the affairs by the Tennessee politicians will all have been worth it.

Tifosi seems confident that he knows what that announcement will consist of.

I hope he's right..."

I hope he's right as well. It's really sad Corker, Haslam and the rest of the Repubs saw fit to interfere in the first place. Of course as usual with Repubs, according to their re-written version of history if not for them VW wouldn't be here in the first place. They seem to forget in July, 2008 when VW made their decision to build in Chattanooga, Phil Bredsen, A Democrat was Governor; Jimmy Naifeh, A Democrat was Speaker of the House in TN; Ron Littlefield was Mayor of Chattanooga; and Bob "Nissan" Corker had only been in the Senate for two years having barely beat Harold Ford, Jr, A Democrat from Memphis, for the seat in 2006.

Democrats brought VW to Tennessee but Repubs almost sent them away with their meddling and threats.

April 22, 2014 at 11:18 a.m.
ibshame said...

"sangaree said... The same brought down cities that once heavily relied on manufacturing and foundry jobs. When those jobs left, many cities dried up and became ghost towns."

Chattanooga was once a center of manufacturing and foundry jobs. Places like Wheland Foundry, Eureka Foundry, U.S. Pipe, Combustion, Scholze Tannery, and many, many others all disappeared and with them went thousands of jobs. What kept Chattanooga from becoming a "ghost town" was the turn from manufacturing to tourism. Of course the problem with that is for many, many years job wages in the tourist industry were never the equivalent of what one could earn in the manufacturing and foundry jobs.

It's why getting a VW production plant here in Chattanooga was so important. Now at least the workers at VW have the opportunity to make more than minimum wage. They can actually make enough to support a family without having to subsidize their income with food stamps or other government assistance programs.

Of course, the danger for Chattanooga is the same as it was in Detroit, Chattanooga must not rely solely on VW. It must also diversify and look to attract others that would allow the workers to make enough to support their families without subsidies as well.

April 22, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.
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