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doh.pay.attention

Member Since: January 15, 2013

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  • May 15, 2013 at 6:12pm

    @godfather, the “IRS attacks” you refer to on Greenpeace, the NAACP, and others resulted from specific complaints from outside the IRS regarding the organization’s activities. While there may be troubling elements to some of these audits, it is still much different from a coordinated attack on an entire group of organizations that originated from within either IRS, Treasury, or the White House.

    As to the attacks on embassies and consulates during the Bush years, I don’t recall Bush blaming them on a Youtube video. They were in war zones and heavily defended. Obama isn’t being criticized because of the Benghazi attack, but because of his dishonest and tepid response to it.

    With respect to Bush’s team expanding executive powers and warrantless info gathering, would you be referring to the Patriot Act? That was hardly just a Bush effort. It enjoyed major bipartisan support both in initial passage and in renewal. Intellectually honesty would require that Glenn Beck be credited with vehemently opposing the Patriot Act after initially favoring it with certain qualifications. Glenn Beck is a human being and his philosophy evolves like all other thinking people. http://www.video.theblaze.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=25608397 Refer to 7:15 in the video.

  • January 15, 2013 at 7:09pm

    Sadly, racism is present in every country in the world. True story: In college I worked part-time for an economics professor doing data entry for various studies. One day (1994) he showed me a letter he had received from the university concerning his department. The letter said that although the university was not currently hiring in that department, if an application was received from a qualified minority applicant, a position would be created in order to hire that applicant. This country, unlike most others, has gone to great lengths to eliminate institutionalized racism, to the point of creating reverse racism. I have a bi-racial son who is now in his 30′s. We live in the south. I never witnessed either him or his mother treated in a way that would suggest racism. Neither he nor his mother has ever expressed to me that they have ever been treated differently in a negative way because of the color of their skin. Others may have had different experiences, but at some point, life is what you make it. Especially in the USA.