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Author Topic:   On this day, let us all be proud of America
subbie
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Message 1 of 280 (494912)
01-20-2009 12:52 AM


50 years ago:

Jim Crow
Poll taxes
Separate water fountains for Whites and "Coloreds."
Anti-miscegenation laws
Lynch mobs
Back of the bus
Denial of public accommodations of every sort
et cetera, ad naseum

Today, we inaugurate an African-American as President of these United States. On this day, let us set aside petty political differences and rejoice at the progress this country has made from its shameful past of hatred and violence against people for no other reason than their melanin levels. This County, 3/4 of whose population is White, has looked past color in making one of the most important decisions the people make. One need not agree with everything that President Obama stands for, nor indeed anything that he stands for, to be proud of what he represents; not a symbol, but proof, of how far we have come in less than a lifetime.

In 1776, 56 White men declared that all men are created equal. In the 232 years since then, this statement has gradually be fulfilled, often by force of law against an unwilling populace. Today, a willing populace trumpets their affirmation of this principal as it applies to all people of all so-called races.

On this day, let us all be proud.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat


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Taz
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Message 2 of 280 (494913)
01-20-2009 1:06 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by subbie
01-20-2009 12:52 AM


How can I rejoice when we are about to see a secret muslim agent being sworn into the highest office in this country?

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Message 3 of 280 (494916)
01-20-2009 2:43 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by Taz
01-20-2009 1:06 AM


How can I rejoice when we are about to see a secret muslim agent being sworn into the highest office in this country?

You don't have to try to beat Buz to it, Taz. I'm sure he'll be here soon to remind us how much progress still needs to be made.

Obama's election is a wonderful milestone, but we cannot forget the bigotry and intolerance that still plague the US.


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Message 4 of 280 (494923)
01-20-2009 4:04 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Rahvin
01-20-2009 2:43 AM


Rahvin writes:

You don't have to try to beat Buz to it, Taz. I'm sure he'll be here soon to remind us how much progress still needs to be made.

On another thread, Buz suggested that a lot of people like himself might leave the country, so there could be some icing on the cake for the rest of you.

Congratulations on your first political leader who's identified as being from a racial minority.

We beat you to it by 160 years, of course. ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Disraeli


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Message 5 of 280 (494935)
01-20-2009 6:41 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by bluegenes
01-20-2009 4:04 AM


is taz serious?
I'm new at this and I don't know anyone here. But, does Taz actually believe that rot about Obana being a secret muslim agent?
Puzzled

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Message 6 of 280 (494936)
01-20-2009 6:43 AM
Reply to: Message 4 by bluegenes
01-20-2009 4:04 AM


I seem to have double posted. How the frack do you delete?

Edited by monkey boy, : No reason given.


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Larni
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Message 7 of 280 (494938)
01-20-2009 6:52 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by monkey boy
01-20-2009 6:41 AM


Re: is taz serious?
No, Taz is not serious.

He's having a pop at another poster who does seem serious when comes up with the kind of nonsense Taz is lampooning.

Welcome to EvC monkey boy, enjoy your stay.

As far as I'm aware you can't delete posts here (infact Taz is you best man to ask, I seem to recall him/her being able to bend the spoon).

Edited by Larni, : DVD extras.


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Message 8 of 280 (494939)
01-20-2009 6:58 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by Larni
01-20-2009 6:52 AM


Thank goodness!
I've been hearing enough nonsensical anti-Obama crap out here in Alabama. I was hoping people here were more rational.

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Larni
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Message 9 of 280 (494940)
01-20-2009 7:02 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by monkey boy
01-20-2009 6:58 AM


Re: Thank goodness!
I was hoping people here were more rational.

Most of use are but this site is a very mixed bag of views and opinions and some (a small minority) are pretty outre.

I'd just like to add my praise to the US for voting Obama in.

Over this side of the pond we have been aghast and agogg at the bumbling fuckwitted neanderthal you had for the last 8 years.

Maybe the world really can take advantage of this and move onwards?


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Message 10 of 280 (494942)
01-20-2009 7:13 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by monkey boy
01-20-2009 6:58 AM


Re: Thank goodness!
Welcome to the fray monkey boy,

It is policy on this board that no posts be deleted. All you can do is edit it to remove your own content, as has been done.

As one who was involved in the demonstrations and protests for equality in the 60's I am very happy today, to see this culmination of events, encouraged that this trend will continue.

Enjoy.

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Message 11 of 280 (494946)
01-20-2009 7:41 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by Larni
01-20-2009 7:02 AM


Moving on
The first thing we need to do is what Keith Olberman suggested. Prosecute those knuckle-dragging nitwits for war crimes, and close gitmo.

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Message 12 of 280 (494972)
01-20-2009 10:04 AM


I just dont know...
According to Dr. Gene Ray, The Wisest Human, the world pretty much ends today:
TimeCube.com writes:

WARNING TO EDUCATED STUPID, Black
Skin equates imprisonment, white race had
nothing to do making negros black. Even a worst imprisonment exists when the whites are under
Dark rule, who seek revenge for false slavory.

TimeCube.com writes:


Warning to Obama, I believe that your
black/white equality posture will lead
your people to a racial war - destroying
both races and America. Another
warning you have no inkling about
and never taught. The Sun has ruled
over the Light on Earth for eons and
might just fight back with another
"Big Bang Catastrope"if Dark rules
over the light from the highest office
on Earth. You are giving hope to
your people that is impossible for them
to achieve and maintain. If you incite
your people to revolt and the signs are
already there, whites around the World
will slaughter their blacks, and the rest
will be returned to African Hell. After
you fight the whites, the Blacks will
have the masses of China upon them.
Resign now Obama, avoid the carnage
you encourage. Note the Bald Eagle
with its white head brain with its
powerful Black body No Dark shall rule
over the light on Earth. Resign now
before you incite hell on Earth for both
Dark and Light races. Don't forget
your dark rule over light on Earth will
most likely incite the Sun to fight back.

And Dr. Gene Ray (A title he gave himself, but he can do that, he IS the wisest human) is always right..

Check out the timecube at www.timecube.com

Edited by rbp, : No reason given.


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Message 13 of 280 (494975)
01-20-2009 10:22 AM
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01-20-2009 6:41 AM


Re: is taz serious?
As you've inadvertently asked me this question by clicking the reply button to my post, the answer's that he's probably parodying a right wing, end-time religious nutter called Buzsaw.

You've been Poed - click here


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Dawn Bertot
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Message 14 of 280 (494990)
01-20-2009 12:19 PM
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01-20-2009 2:43 AM


Rahvin unwittingly writes:
Obama's election is a wonderful milestone, but we cannot forget the bigotry and intolerance that still plague the US.

Ofcourse you are including in this statement and context the bigotry and intolerance of the Atheistic Secular Fundamentalists twords nearly all religion and Theism, correct? Or should we give that another classification, junior?

D Bertot


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Taz
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Message 15 of 280 (494995)
01-20-2009 12:30 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by monkey boy
01-20-2009 6:58 AM


Re: Thank goodness!
Fraking Alabama, the fraking south? Last september I drove through the south. I must have listened to a dozen or so evangelical radio stations all saying Obama was a fraking cylon... I mean a fraking muslim. The amount of bigotry/racism down there by so-called "men of god" is astounding.

If it had been Hillary who was the dem nom, I'm sure these "men of god" would have yelled something like fraking whore of babylon.

{/rant}

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