So what is the difference between COLORED PEOPLE and PEOPLE OF COLOR? I always found the former term, as it seemed to be used in conversation, to be pejorative and dismissive. I would invariably ask the person who had used the term, “Oh, what color were they?”
 August 8, 2016 at 7:22pm
Originally, the candidate who won the most votes in the Electoral College became President. The candidate with the second most votes became Vice President. Unlike today, when POTUS and VPOTUS are elected as a ticket, it was entirely possible, even likely, that the President and Vice President would be from different parties. This about how that would play out if there was a tie vote in the Senate. The Vice President, from the opposing party, could cast the deciding vote to strike down the President’s party! Would seem to encourage a lot of give and take on any legislation that was controversial!
The Civil Rights Act does not protect a person from being discriminated against because of their religion. The First Amendment – religious freedom – protects a person from government action against their religion, not private action. Unless there’s a state law covering it, this woman can, and should, pound sand, preferably back in that armpit of the world where she came from, and where Family Dollar has no stores.
The Civil Rights Act absolutely does protect a person from being discriminated against because of their religion. Anybody who has ever read it could tell you that. Are you claiming that this is unconstitutional because in your mind being allowed to treat adherents of other religions less than equally is part of your religious freedom? Yeah, good luck with that. There is no judge in any court in any state of this country who would endorse such a daft interpretation of the First Amendment, and no such judge will ever be appointed to any court in this country.
 July 17, 2016 at 7:33pm
Hey dumba*s, Wanna eliminate racism and inequality? Talk to your Trans Queen – HRC and the Democrats. They have presided over the most insidious form of racism ever conceived. When you expect little from someone, and pay them for it, you get less than little. Want to eliminate murders of people of color? Try going to Chicago, LA and other cities with large populations of people of color. Talk to them about not whacking each other over nonsense. Do you want justice when the occasional cop steps out of line and wrongfully kills someone? That you should have. But please stop making it a black on white issue. Would it be racist if a black cop killed a white boy? No, not in your world. In your warped sense of justice, only white poeple can be racists and xenophobes. Get a grip you moron and figure things out.
 July 2, 2016 at 4:45pm
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is what is called gun control!
 April 29, 2016 at 8:56pm
Business, in collusion with the government, have made record profits for years, based on two primary factors. The Fed has kept interest rates exceptionally low, so low that they don’t know what will happen if they allow them to rise again, even slowly. This made savings accounts a lousy place to stash money. Smarter folks paid down their debt instead of stashing it in the bank at low interest rates. With rates so low, seniors had to dig into principle in their retirement accounts, and some had to get back into the work force. More people in the work force put lots of downward pressure on labor costs. Labor is like any other commodity. The more you have of it, the less it costs. An influx of illegal aliens increased downward pressure on labor costs, as did the misuse of the H1(b) visa program. Why hire an American or a legal alien, when you can import somebody who won’t dare strike for higher wages, and costs so much less? But there is a limit on how far business can squeeze profits out of the economy in these two ways. When you take money away from people, through increased taxes, regulation and costs that go up because of them, they spend less. Business can then choose to either lay off workers – remember that labor is one of the few commodities that are controllable – or lower prices. They began this downfall with their short term vision. Now they get to reap the whirlwind.
Your support of Ted Cruz is one reason I have misgivings about supporting him. We are not electing a Pastor in Chief Mr. Beck. We are electing a Commander in Chief whose first, and paramount, job is to keep America and its citizens safe. I’m not fond of Mr. Trump’s bombastic remarks, but I’m also old enough, and hopefully wise enough, to know that if he’s elected, he’ll be faced with reality, and a Congress who very likely will be split politically – the Dems will likely regain control of the Senate, and the House will remain in GOP hands, but barely. He will have to rely on going over the heads of the Establishment to the American people.
I marvel at the Christians who say it is our obligation to take in countless refugees, many of whom wish us harm, and far more of whom only want to suck on the public teat. I’m equally amazed at the idea that we should take in countless immigrants, and legalize the ones already here, when we cannot afford to support them. If the church has some idea that this is a great idea, let them pony up the money to feed, clothe, house, educate and care for them. While they’re at it, how about get them to pony up the money to feed, clothe and house the poor Americans who are doing without in order to prosecute wars we have no business being involved in. How about getting the churches to adopt the unwanted children? You and your kind are a disgrace sir. Get back on your meds.
 March 16, 2016 at 8:56pm
Every candidate that the Establishment GOP Cabal has supported went on to get their butts kicked. They are the kiss of death, and Cruz should avoid being seen with any of them, with the exception of the true conservatives. The people are ready for a revolution at the ballot box, and cozying up to the likes of McConnell, McCain, Graham, Hatch and the rest is a sure way to lose many of the people who believe he is the man to bring real change to our dysfunctional system.
 March 7, 2016 at 10:08pm
It’s NYC for God’s sake. Flying it upside down as a signal of distress is the way it should always be displayed in that wasteland.
 March 7, 2016 at 10:00pm
Interesting conversations he’s allegedly had, and will have, with the candidates. On the one hand, isn’t this a bit late in the game? Since 2010, the GOP has been a willing party to spending more money on things we neither want nor need, and has funded every single priority of the Obama Administration. They’ve never shown any backbone at all, no matter who was the Speaker. Indeed, Paul Ryan is pro immigration and amnesty, pro TPP, pro ExIm Bank, and just about everything else that could squander the hard earned tax dollars of American citizens who trusted him and his feckless cronies. What I really think, being the cynic that I am about politicians, is that this is a replay of the rhetoric they spewed over the past 6 years. They talk the talk, but never even try to walk the walk. Instead, they use backroom deals to fund the priorities of the Chamber of Commerce and big business. They’ve never given a care about the concerns of the people who elected them, Why would they start now?
 February 1, 2016 at 6:00pm
She says the microagressions because none of her professors look like her? Do we go to central casting to find a Filipino, Portuguese, Chinese and Cuban mixed race/ethnicity professor for her? And she’s also stressed by college itself, although it appears it’s costing her nothing to go to a premier university. Where’s the stress? Could it be that she’s expected to step out of her professional victimhood persona and actually learn something? I always want to ask these people who object to being taught by professors who do not look like them if that attitude applies to other aspects of her life. Would she object if a white firefighter rescued her from a burning building? Would she only consent to be treated by a Filipino, Portuguese, Chinese and Cuban mixed doctor?
Maybe she's stressed because she's actually being expected to do the course work?
 January 31, 2016 at 3:44pm
You can go to UConn and major in puppetry? Seriously? When they graduate, will the puppet be the one to ask the customer, “Would you like to supersize that girlfriend?”
I generally applaud the effort to increase graduation rates among black males, but I question whether segregation is the way to do it. Is the problem that they don’t have a study and living space of their own? Or could it be that they weren’t prepared for college in the first instance? If it’s the latter, which I think it is, then the money would be better spent before they come to UConn.
 January 31, 2016 at 3:36pm
And once again we have a political system perverted. The purpose of the caucus is to have the citizens express their support for a candidate, not vote as a bloc, or a part of a bloc, for somebody else in order to gain advantage over somebody else. It just goes to demonstrate how our system has become so perverted that the founding fathers wouldn’t even recognize it. If the Establishment has its way, we will be faced with the unpalatable choice between two poisons – Hillary vs. Rubio. Both of them will be indebted to their party and not to the people. Both of them will do the bidding of the party, not the people. Both will be aided and abetted by a Congress who no longer represents the people who elected them. The voice of the people has stopped being listened to, except to figure out what special interest the candidate can pay lip service to in order to get their votes, and then forget about them once he or she is sworn in. We have become a one party system – the Establishment Cabal, and we have a choice of who will screw us, not who will represent us. As my partner has my spouse has said many times, “If voting made any difference, it would be illegal too.”
 January 24, 2016 at 3:38pm
I have a problem with both sides of this debacle. First of all, when did the Federal Government become such an entity that they can rent my land out to somebody? Yes, Virginia, like the song says, “This land is my land. This land is your land.” What it doesn’t say is that this is the government’s land. This person from the Center for Biological Diversity or Tree Hugging, or whatever the hell it’s called, wants my land, and your land, set aside for his or their purposes only, depriving us of the right to use our land.
Then we have the other side. Since when do the ranchers have the right to deprive me of the use of my land? Do they get the right to set it aside to graze their cattle only? What if I want to use the land for hunting, or perhaps to ride my snowmobile, or whatever. It is, after all, as much my land as it is theirs. If the government can charge them rent to graze their cattle, on my land, how come I’m not getting a piece of the action? It’s no more Bundy land, or government land, than it is my land, and every citizen’s land, even those living in New York or Florida. This is all nonsense.
The one thing the Bundy’s have right is that the government is out of control. It has been for a long time, and we are allowing ourselves to be shackled by them. Every regulation, every limitation on our freedom, takes away a very precious commodity from us. They need to stop, and so do the Bundy’s. Both of you, get off my land!
In fact, both Bundy and YOU have everything wrong. The national lands are neither his nor yours, but OURS - and the federal government is tasked with stewarding it to balance ALL the interests, from for-profit grazing to public recreation and environmental conservation.
The only parties out of control are the Bundy Boys, and you are every bit as ignorant about federal lands as they are.
 January 8, 2016 at 6:20pm
I want the Presidential candidates to address this issue. When a church violates the law, at the very least, their IRS tax exempt status should be pulled. The pastor who is spearheading this needs to go to jail for aiding and abetting a crime. Somebody who can make a claim for standing needs to sue the government to compel them to enforce the deportation orders, even if it means entering the churches and arresting the immigrants and anyone who tries to prevent them. This has gone far enough. We are a nation of laws, You cannot pick and choose those which you will obey and thous you will flaunt.
Jesus did say,
15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?
 January 5, 2016 at 5:14pm
Senator, you haven’t a clue what a Senator or Representative is supposed to do under our Constitution. You are so unqualified to be President it’s astonishing. I can only believe that you’re a shill for the GOP Establishment Cabal, and will take your marching orders from them and not the American people. I would rather vote for that socialist, Bernie Sanders, than waste my vote on you. I’ve been following you closely in the media. You may be in your first, and thankfully only, term as a Senator, but you apparently have the game down. You say what any group of people want to hear to get their vote, contributions, or whatever. You have no principles sir, other than getting yourself elected. We have seen through you, now please go back to Florida and annoy those folks.
He saw the perks of he office and decided he liked the lazy life obama is experiencing and wanted some of that. He would be and Exact clone of the current WH holder. He's already had practice of spending other peoples money, i.e., Florida Rep. Party Am. Express card. With his 4 kids, he would travel the world for the most lavish vacations.
He is not good at handling his own personal expenses so how well would he due with tax dollars. Appears he likes to live beyond his means.
He's also not a man of his word. He said if Bush ran, he would not.. He said he would not personally attack other candidates..........he has. He said he was bored with being a Senator. His work ethics are lacking and his resume, both in private law firms and in political office is embarrassing slim.
His proposed increases in defense spending and his view to the US policing the world is what turns me off.
 January 2, 2016 at 5:00pm
America under Obama is not taking this fight seriously. The problem is that Iraq is not taking the fight seriously. If you armed forces cut and run at the rate the Iraqis do, why should America spend its treasure and risk the lives of its most precious resource – our young men and women – to fight their fight. I’m all for letting hajis kill each other off. What’s the down side? If and when ISIS, Al Qaeda, or any other Islamic groups present a real and present danger to the United States, we then go after them with everything we have, everything. You cannot fight a war without some collateral damage. Trying to do so only leads the enemy to use hospitals, schools, private homes, and other places to hide and store weaponry. If we’re not going to fight to win, then don’t fight them at all. Use our men and women on our southern and northern borders to keep out the illegals and terrorists.
 December 13, 2015 at 6:33pm
Stick to being a lousy QB Colin. There’s a certain irony to the fact that a prime soft target for terrorists is a sporting event – the aborted attempt at the soccer stadium in Paris is one example. There’s also a fundamental difference between discrimination against your own citizens – your example of racial discrimination – and those non-citizens who may want to do your country and all of its people harm. Just in case you were wondering, there is no problem with discriminating against anyone who wants to enter our country, whether on a visitor visa, or want to immigrate. Our constitution only applies to those who are here already. Better to keep out the fanatics before they can claim those rights that we hold dear and they want to take away from us.
 December 8, 2015 at 10:36pm
Don’t just think about it. DO IT! Time for these pampered children to grow up and smell the coffee. Life is not how you want it to be. It’s how it is. Can’t stand a little self inflicted micro aggression? Wait until you experience some macro aggressions in the real world! Stop looking for ways to be offended, and start doing what your parents are paying you to do – and/or the taxpayers of Tennessee and the rest of the country. Study and get a degree in some field where you can actually make a living. There’s not much call out in the real world for professional victims!