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  1. MISSING YOU HERMIT!!! Hoping you and yours have a happy and peaceful holiday season!


  2. Huckabee quips about gun aimed at Obama 47 minutes ago LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Republican Mike Huckabee responded to an offstage noise during his speech to the National Rifle Association by suggesting it was Barack Obama diving to the floor because someone had aimed a gun at him. Hearing a loud noise and interrupting his speech, Huckabee said: "That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He's getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he — he dove for the floor." There were only a few murmurs in the crowd after the remark. The Obama campaign had no comment.
  3. His Holiness The 17th Karmapa's arrival in the US makes me happy. Young Spiritual Leader Arrives in New York, Ready to Teach and Be Taught May 16, 2008 The 22-year-old living Buddha seemed joyfully aware to feel no jet lag whatsoever. So far. “Maybe tonight,” he said in English on Thursday. “But not yet.” He had just arrived at a Midtown hotel with his security detail after a 14-hour flight from New Delhi to Newark. Ugyen Trinley Dorje, 22, widely admired as an enlightened being, arrived in New York to start an 18-day American tour. “It is the first time I’ve ever vi
  4. Ahh.. ok. That's what I figured. ..which is why I didn't check that one.
  5. You mean "Heaven" as "a literal place in the clouds".. as "an afterlife destination".. as "a state of being".. or what? And why did you make "God and Heaven" once choice, Gaines? What if one believes in "something that might be called 'God'", but not in the sense that God is a human-formed being with a human gender who is perched in the clouds in a place called 'Heaven' and who serves as creator/judger? What if one believes "God" (if you wanna call it that) is 'Existence Itself'.. is 'Existence-Awareness-Bliss Inseparable'.. is 'Emptiness Itself'? I guess my question is: How in this pol
  6. The thought does occur to me that Hillary might be worth considering as VP afterall. VPs are traditionally the president's attack dog; they go out and say things that president's tend not to say; things that might be considered 'beneath the dignity' of the president to say. Well, if Hillary's proven anything throughout this primary season it's been that she's not just willing to bare her fangs, she's willing to actually go on the attack. I'd even go so far as to say she seems like a real natural for the position. Growwwwwwl!!! Slobber-slobber-snap-snap! I'm gonna fuck you up!
  7. thanks for covering for me with drunk while i was off...couldnt have said it better...

  8. Suz,.. to be clear.. I never suggested,.. or even meant to so much as infer.. that our friends Rock Action or Dzl are wrong side of the racism fence; afaic they're both good, decent people. If any other impression came across from my posts, I deeply regret that and I do apologize to them both. I was merely challenging their "reverse discrimination" claims which were made in response to my pointing out the fact that racism is alive an well in the republican party. While "reverse discrimination" (a complete misnomer,..but I'll overlook that right now) does exist, it pales in comparison to th
  9. ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act) is not a state law.. it's a federal law. You said your lawyer told you had no case under ADA.. because you're White. But under ADA there is NO exclusionary criteria based on race. There simply isn't. That's the fact, Jack. Just for kicks.. tell me.. what would the basis of the suit have been.. had you been Black.. that would have enabled your lawyer to "fry" the company?
  10. [ would anyone care to dispute that there is a racist element of the republican party? ] What do you mean "this may or may not be true", CRB? Is it true,.. or isnt it? Do you (of all people) dispute it,.. or not? Clinton said: "Jesse Jackson won South Carolina in '84 and '88. Jackson ran a good campaign. And Obama ran a good campaign here [in SC]". What do you make of that comment, CRB?
  11. Reality check time: Barack does not "need" Hillary as VP to win the general election. Desperate though repubs are to see her on the dem ticket,.. she's not going to be. And even though Hillary won't be on the ticket, Hillary supporters WILL come around to supporting Obama. Hillary and Bill will tell them to, and they will. Besides.. Hillary supporters are die-hard democrats. What are they gonna do.. vote for a republican candidate?.. or not vote at all and watch another republican get elected? Puh-lease. Stop pretending you know how democrats think and how they'll vot
  12. Wtf?!?.. you telling me that Rock Action nepotism lost out to Affirmative Action? Well dammit all to hell! For the umpteeth time.. I never said racism and/or discrimination against Whites doesn't exist; it does. [Lemme make sure you get this point before I proceed..] I never said racism and/or discrimination against Whites doesn't exist; it does. I never said racism and/or discrimination against Whites doesn't exist; it does. I never said racism and/or discrimination against Whites doesn't exist; it does. I never said racism and/or discrimination against Whites
  13. Yes, of course racism toward Blacks/minorities and racism toward Whites both do exist in America. I have never denied that or suggested otherwise. I merely said that Whites have never been the victims of widespread systemic racism/discrimination in our country whereas Blacks definitely have.. and in many ways still are. And I pointed out that "I would never vote for a White man to POTUS" and "hang that whitey candidate from a tree" are not beliefs held, or expressed, by many Blacks; whereas those kinds of sentiments made by Whites (usually, but not exclusively, republicans) about a Black candi
  14. I know plenty about the *ADA*, Desperado, and I know for a fact there is NO exclusionary criteria based on race. There is simply no.. such.. criteria. What your lawyer may have meant was that you had no claim under ADA based on disability, but if you were Black she might have been willing to roll the dice playing the race card in trying to file a racial discrimination suit. Who knows? Then again.. maybe "your" lawyer simply outright lied to you. I cant help but wonder: do you think it was wise to hire the company's lawyer to file a suit against the company on your behalf? How much mo
  15. What experience do you have of actually being a victim of racial discrimination in your life? Tell me, Rock,.. what opportunities in life have been denied you because you're White? How often do you go out into your community and feel that you're in the racial minority? How often have you been in the racial minority at the schools you've attended? How often do you go out into your community and feel unsafe from people of other races? How often do you see a cop and fear that you're going be hassled simply because you're White? Do you feel that you are systemically discriminated
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