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RajCaj

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  • [7] September 30, 2014 at 2:09pm

    Keep it classy there…

    I know it’s a stretch assumption, but I’d say she was probably assigned to cover the event by her boss.

    Calling Michelle Obama “First Wookie” makes a cartoon character out of a real person who is an extreme Marxist ideolog that thinks of herself as a Royalty.

    Just my 2 cents

  • [6] September 26, 2014 at 9:24am

    @ModerateRepublican

    You must know there is a difference (in terms of funding our federal government) between people who either don’t work & collect max social welfare benefits or work a min wage / part time job & collect max social welfare benefits…….and the people who make too much money to qualify for any social welfare.

    There are people who need & use the welfare system for what it is (a stop gap measure for people who are incapable of providing for themselves – disabled & handicapped, and a safety net for those to need some assistance getting back on their feet)

    There are also people who exploit & game the welfare system, in a way that it wasn’t designed for (a perpetual method of sole or supplemental income for people who are capable, but not willing, to do what it takes to independently sustain themselves & their lively hood)

    The problem is that there is so much hypersensitivity around this subject, by design – from political operatives, that no one can talk about the cases of abuse without there being an assumption that the deserving crowd is lumped into that criticism of the system.

    So when someone brings up a complaint regarding the abuse of welfare, opponents to that argument trot out a legitimate welfare case, and slap a scarlet letter around your neck for daring to take food out of a poor child’s mouth. (when the argument was about the able bodied 30 year old abusing the system)

  • [2] September 25, 2014 at 4:33pm

    @zappa

    When an entire socio-political movement tells me I’m a backward thinking sexist bigoted male (used like a scarlet letter around my neck) because I do not agree with their hyperbolic characterization of a “War on Women” here in America…I have the right to dismiss their line of argument & counter with why I think it’s BS.

    Just like that there still are racists in this country, there are still sexists that exist as well. And just like racism, I’m all for removing what vestiges of sexism that still exist.

    That said, I take issue with people & groups that use these social issues as a political tool, to gain political favor, at the expense of others they happen to disagree with.

    Again, just like race, there is a particular political ideology that thinks equality is achieved by fighting special privilege with special privilege. There is another particular political ideology that thinks equality is achieved by treating everyone equally.

    And regarding the pay inequality…do a little more digging on those stats. The popular “women make 75 cents to a man’s dollar” stat is derived by taking the total annual earnings of all women, and then getting a pay rate by dividing it by a full time # of hrs worked in a week to get a rate of pay. The same is done for men, and there you find the 25 cent difference.

    It ignores things like type of work male vs females do, how much each sex takes off, etc. Everything equal, pay rates are nearly the same.

  • [5] September 25, 2014 at 1:58pm

    Even if he isn’t picked to hold another gov position (particularly SCOTUS), he will almost certainly be employed by some lobbing activist group.

    What did Obama say about being able to affect more change outside of the gov than from the inside?

  • [3] September 25, 2014 at 10:08am

    I disagree on why radical feminist (see libs) supporters choose not to call out the more flagrant abuses of women in this world. They don’t call out what’s going on in the Middle East today for the same reason they don’t call out Lil Wayne, or the rap entertainment industry……POLITICS

    It’s in the president (and the democrat party’s) interest to play down the radical influences of Islam on the world. Since that is in the Dem party’s best interest, it’s also in the radical feminist’s best interest (despite doing so flies in the face of what they SAY they are about)

    It’s in the democrat party’s best interest to play down the misogynistic messages coming out of the rap industry, which is glorified in the rap culture, because doing so doesn’t step on the toes of one of their largest voting blocks. Since that is in the Dem party’s best interest, it’s also in the radical feminist’s best interest (despite doing so flies in the face of what they SAY they are about)

  • [7] September 25, 2014 at 9:29am

    @zappa

    I don’t have to be a social change advocate to be able to point out the absurdity of people trying to morally equivocate a society where any random man can chastise (and punish) a random woman on the street for showing too much nose under their hijab, and a society where women are equally treated to men, more than any other nation.

    I don’t have to be a social change advocate to point out the hypocrisy of a political entity that tries to whip up votes for a particular political party by claiming that the opposing political party is waging a war on women (over free BC for all women…regardless if they can afford it or not) but are completely silent on places on this planet…in 2014…where there is a literal war on women, and on rampant male misogyny found in the rap / hip-hop culture.

    And it’s not just NOW…it’s the radical feminist movement in general. I read an article yesterday by a feminist blogger that just went off on the idea of marriage….and discounted it as an act that supports heterosexual normality, and perpetuates a backwards patriarchal society.

    She was incensed at the idea of a father “giving away” his daughter to another man, in a wedding ceremony. THAT is the battle this advocate wants to take on…while there are millions of women who are forced to live most hours of the day under a black sheet?!?!?

    I call BS

  • [9] September 25, 2014 at 9:04am

    Ohh…so #Advocacy is good enough for some things, but not all?

    You have women leaving the US (although not as many as in Europe) to join this backwards society.

    If “awareness campaigns” are good enough to fight for subsidized birth control, isn’t it also good enough to educate ignorant & impressionable women about the dangers of living under Sharia Law?

    Pardon my brain & it’s use of logic, but it’s hard to take groups like NOW seriously when they gin up imagery of a literal war on women, because there is a significant population in our country that doesn’t want to pay for every single women’s birth control (particularly when most are capable enough to purchase their own), but are completely silent when women across the pond are literally getting their lady lumps chopped off & are forced to cover nearly 100% of their body because it might trigger an “unclean” thought by an on-looking jihadi man.

    Fine, those women are a world away…and NOW is focused on the low hanging fruit, domestically, where they can affect “real change”.

    Why isn’t NOW protesting production studios that shoot rap music videos?

    Why isn’t NOW camped out at Lil Wayne’s mansion? (You know, the guy that makes millions talking about fornicating every girl in the world, and literally compares a woman’s vagina to a piece of meat)

    Because NOW isn’t about fighting for women’s rights, they are a political entity. It’s all about politics…and that’s why I can’t buy what they are selling.

  • [7] September 12, 2014 at 4:40pm

    …and to continue on my last statement.

    The truth of the matter is….EVERYTHING these days has some form of government subsidies associated with it. Remember the “You didn’t build that” mentality by the Elizabeth Warrens?

    The FFRF groups are just picking the low hanging fruit right now (roadside crosses, Nativity Scenes on small town city hall property, etc)

    If you played the logic they are using to it’s conclusion…could they prevent anyone who lives in section 8 housing from putting a cross on their door? Would someone who collects welfare be prevented from religious expression because they are receiving tax payer dollars?

    I find it interesting that there are two efforts going on concurrently….1) establish a rule that anyone / anything that receives any benefit from the gov cannot reference any religion in any form 2) Make everyone / everything receive some sort of benefit form the gov.

    Things that make you go hmm…

  • [1] September 12, 2014 at 4:30pm

    @Geebs2

    I may be misunderstanding macpappy’s post, but I don’t think he is supporting the logic / court precedence being used by the FFRF to win these cases where religious symbols are being removed on the basis of “separation of church n’ state”. I actually thought he was making the opposite point, by quoting the actual 1st Amendment clause (Congress shall create no law…)

    The stick the FFRF groups are using to beat down all these religious symbols is from a court case in the 70s regarding the display of the Nativity Scene on government property.

    An activist judge ruled in the case that by a government agency allowing a religious symbol on public property (which is paid for by public dollars) it was akin (or equal to) congress creating a law to establish one religion over another. Put simply….it was a hell of a reach, by an activist judge, to connect public dollars being spent (even indirectly) on a religious symbol with the actual reading of the 1st Amendment Establishment Clause.

    Since then, the new legal standard is that no religious symbol shall be on, within, or included in any piece of land, building, or any asset that either directly or indirectly receives public funding.

    Hence, why a state college that receives some of it’s funding from the gov is prohibited from displaying any religious symbol…regardless of the context of said religious symbol.

  • [14] September 12, 2014 at 4:16pm

    Exactly…welcome to the new age of politics….where the two factions have politicized everything under the sun, and there shall be no common ground between. As such, any opinion or preference held in high regard to one party is despised in the other. Meaning, saying the pledge of allegiance is a “Republican thing”, and we most certainly cannot offend Democrats because they should be against it.

    They also might be fearful of a lawsuit from the FFRF….you know CBS is regulated by the FCC & sends it’s content over “the peoples” airwaves….and as such there can be no mention of the word God because it would be an infringement of the separation of church n’ state. (don’t laugh, it’s coming)

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  • [8] September 11, 2014 at 9:35am

    @Progressiveslayer

    William Jefferson is in jail. That said, taking bribes, while wielding the power of a state official is a much different offense than organizing more than the allowable financial contributes to a political campaign are worlds apart.

    @Uncle_Muscles

    Dinish Is American, jumping through all the hoops & paying all the money required to be a legal citizen in this country. His guilt is not in contention here.

    The debate is regarding the sentencing. Should he serve over a year in jail for donating $15,000 to a political campaign, instead of $5,000, while there are countless examples of other more severe lawlessness going unchecked? If his political affiliation were any different, would the prosecution be as aggressive?

    That is the question.

  • [34] September 11, 2014 at 9:26am

    That is exactly Dinish’s point (which the prosecution is trying to use against him).

    How many Democrat politicians do we have that have evaded tax laws or hadn’t paid their taxes?

    How many people ultimately achieve the same ends (donating more than the max allowable $5000 to a campaign) but do so going through PACs & taking advantage of other asinine loopholes?

    Dinish is guilty of breaking the law, and he admits as much…

    But all things being relative, Ray Rice knocks another woman out…or Donte Stallworth kills a man with his car, with an illegal amount of alcohol in his blood with no prison time…..but a guy who convinces friends to donate to a campaign he supports…and who plans to pay them back gets a year in jail?

    Immigrants from another country, who are here illegally, spend less than a year in jail for committing violent federal crimes and they want to send Dinish to jail for 16 months? lol

  • [14] September 10, 2014 at 11:01am

    @JRrook

    First off, you’re basing your argument off complete conjecture. We don’t know whether or not the security guard got 2 weeks, or 2 months of training.

    What we do know is what “kind” of training this security guard received…and that is where the focus should be.

    Who told this security guard that there was a zero tolerance policy on wearing camo fatigues, when there was no such policy? Why would the security guard assume that a US soldier in uniform would offend students?

    Furthermore, is this train of thought consistent with the hypersensitivity around “guns” that we’ve seen students get suspended for chewing their pop-tart in the shape of an “L”, or folding their fingers in the shape of an “L”?

    There is absolutely no reasonable argument that can be made to keep a parent of a student off the premises, that happens to be a US Soldier & in their work uniform.

  • [4] September 10, 2014 at 1:08am

    It’s because the Democrats are coated with Teflon. Aided & abetted by the press outlets that haven’t had the “C”onservative scarlet letter strapped around their neck, the Democrats are allowed to spin the very thing that would otherwise do them in onto the Republicans.

    DOJ gets caught illegally running guns to Mexican Cartels and it’s the NRA & 2nd Amendment supporters that are all over the news, in regards to gun rights in our society.

    State Department & the White House make a bad call and get one of our Ambassadors killed in Benghazi, yet they are the ones that have framed themselves as the victims of an overzealous political witch hunt.

    The Republican political hacks are too afraid of political blow back to stand up to the administration, and the Republicans that do are marginalized as bigots.

  • [5] September 9, 2014 at 11:52am

    I agree with the breakout, only to add that in many restaurants the tips are shared between bussers & cooks.

    So if the table isn’t clean upon being seated (busser) and the food is cold, burnt, undercooked, etc. (cook), it does affect the tip.

    And if the tips go only to the server….holding them accountable for the other stuff might prompt them to hold their team members accountable.

    (Much like how a Leshawn McCoy should hold his O-Lineman accountable for him getting stuffed behind the line of scrimmage)

    All that said….all my friends that worked as waiters in restaurants in college pulled down 20-25k a year (part time) while I made only 8-10k a year working part time as an IT manager.

    As part time jobs while in college go, good waiters at decent restaurants will pull in 2x as much a year as most other entry level part time jobs.

  • [39] September 9, 2014 at 9:58am

    What Grizmama said….

    Nothing wrong with flying the Mexican flag…but the generally accepted rule with flying flags is that no other is flown higher than the US flag.

  • [30] September 9, 2014 at 9:50am

    1. You don’t need to be dressed in camo to serve a warrant…even if it’s a drug dealer

    2. There are all kinds of reports over the last few years where SWAT has been called to bust down doors to homes where prank calls get the residents “SWATTED”, or accusations of having firearms, etc….not just evil drug dealers that walk around with AK-47s & Uzis

    3. The guy filming might be a d-bag, but even in the best case scenario (police in this instance are honorable LEOs & the guy filming was an antagonizing a-hole), the precedent this sets allows for much less honorable cops to do the same to much more honorable citizens.

    That is why we have a constitution of negative liberties….to set absolute boundaries on the government, because “discretion” is relative from cop to cop & politician to politician.

  • [9] September 4, 2014 at 4:44pm

    It’s incredible to think that in 2014, this kind of stuff is happening in the world. So many of the generations that did not witness WWII ask how the world at large allowed something like the holocaust happen, or a ruthless dictator like Hitler rise to power. Well…we are seeing it first hand. A twisted mix mash of political correctness, political corruption, with a dose of apathy & naiveté.

    That said….it can’t JUST be the US doing something about this. Where is NATO? Where is the UN? Where are the Arab states that ISIS has their target on next? ISIS members talked about going up to Istanbul to open the water dam, that provides fresh water to Iraq. Saudi Arabia royalty doesn’t want to lose their political power & oil revenue to a bunch of Islamist radicals. Where is Germany, France, Spain, Italy, England?

    Have they forgotten WWII?

    I’m all for the criticism the president has received, in terms of not showing leadership in this effort….but I do agree that this can’t be a US only operation.

    It’s time the Europeans step up to the plate.

  • [1] September 4, 2014 at 11:36am

    That’s because it’s all been sold as an equal application of tolerance, diversity, equal opportunity.

    In reality (and for the people who are in the know & understand CRT) the application of tolerance, diversity & equal opportunity are intentionally a one way street, for the benefit of socially engineering “equality” among races….be it bringing an entire race down a few pegs, or exclusively elevating a minority race up.

    That’s how you can have Black/Hispanic/Asian only fraternities, societies, groups, and not be in violation of the rules that prevent the same for whites.

    I had a hard time reconciling this growing up in the 90s, until I learned about critical race theory later in life.

  • [2] September 4, 2014 at 11:28am

    @makingout

    It’s called cognitive dissonance. Unfortunately, the irony of the situation likely never set in, or changed their view…and was probably discounted as an anomaly, or rationalized the behavior of the black girl that did it.

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