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what if the president spoke at a neo-nazi, kkk prayer breakfast?

and what if while he were there he spoke about tolerance and compassion and brotherly/sisterly love? wouldn't that be a wonderful world in which to live? obviously it would never happen in the real world as we know it (security, politics and so on.) but just imagine such an awesome thing.

the reason i offer this idea is, obviosly, as a response to those who say the president's speech at the national prayer breakfast is equivelent to speaking before such white supremacist groups. if it is, however, one must also include in that hypothetical what message he would deliver. and to be consistent in the analogy it would have to be the message mentioned above.

personally i have longed for a president who would give a speech like the beautiful, eloquent, loving christian one the president gave at the national prayer breakfast. and as far as the first black president addressing neo-nazis and otherwise white supremacists in a manner that confounded their misguided world views, i can only say - i pray to live in such a world.

Posted by arely staircase | Fri Feb 3, 2012, 08:03 PM (28 replies)

is asking a black man to dance a "jig" racist?

that's what the woman on google+ asked the president to do. the one who said her husband was out of work. i know it is a dance:

Jig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaen.wikipedia.org/wiki/JigCached - Similar
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The Jig (Irish: port) is a form of lively folk dance, as well as the accompanying dance tune, originating in England in the 16th century and today most associated ...

but it is also a racial slur:

Urban Dictionary: jig and a pigwww.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jig%20and%20a%20pigCached - Similar
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a combination of two insults... 1 - "jig"...abbreviated version of jigaboo - a racial slur against blacks

so what gives?

Posted by arely staircase | Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:01 PM (184 replies)

Agents Provocateur

had to have been behind the flag burning. what better way to divide and conquer? nobody who is genuinely trying to rally the working class would do something so sure to piss off its members. - or at least alienate them from the movement.

think about it. the ptbs (and their police lackeys) have been proven to plant people in crowds to make real protesters look bad and that is clearly what this is.

i am sure that the real protesters will denounce this blatant attempt to paint ows as something they are not - anti-american . for once we have a genuine populist grassroots movement, and the 1 percent will stop at nothing to dicredit it.
Posted by arely staircase | Tue Jan 31, 2012, 09:52 PM (10 replies)

All the way to the convention

“But the fact is, this race is going to go on. The conservatives clearly are rejecting Romney. He is nowhere near getting a majority. And the fact is, once you get beyond Florida, these are all proportional representation states, and he’s not going to be anywhere near a majority by April,” Gingrich explained to ABC’s Jake Tapper Sunday morning. “And so this is going to go on all the way to the convention.”


Posted by arely staircase | Sun Jan 29, 2012, 11:07 PM (0 replies)

free republic

now there is an interesting DU meta-theme. it has been described here as our evil counterpart, our inverted doppelgänger. my hat's off to those who go over there and report back, because i just can NOT bring myself to give such a thing a hit.

and if any DUers are going there and causing trouble i am sure it is done much more cleverly than the hamfisted stuff they usually do here. even though i got punked by one last night, he was soon unmasked.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 27, 2012, 11:49 PM (8 replies)

omg today is one month w/o a cig

been using the e-cigs, so i'm still good and addicted to nicotine, but i haven't put any of that other crap in me since dec. 27th.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 27, 2012, 11:11 PM (14 replies)

NPR is playing Stretched on Your Grave by Sinead O'Conner

that really takes me back.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 27, 2012, 10:23 PM (0 replies)

wow, i had a personal goal of never having a post hidden by a jury

but last night i crossed paths with a racist troll (who has now had their posting privileges removed - alled himself Bill O' Rights. Yeah that's right Bill O' started posting some bigotted garbage about non-english speakers, I called him a pendejo and a racista. He managed to get me booted from the discussion, have two of my posts removed and my jury eligibility dropped by ten points before he was sent packing from DU.

Live and learn I suppose.
Posted by arely staircase | Fri Jan 27, 2012, 07:22 PM (71 replies)

Obama upbeat after Somalia raid, rising poll ratings and glow of State of the Union address

CHANDLER, Ariz. — If President Barack Obama is showing some swagger, it shouldn’t be a surprise.

His job approval ratings point to an uptick. The Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden just pulled off a daring rescue that Obama authorized in Somalia. He’s fresh off a big speech before Congress, and the Republicans who want his job are criticizing each other probably more than they are Obama.

As he hits the road for three days of travel to important political states, Obama is on a roll

Posted by arely staircase | Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:01 PM (2 replies)

Could someone tell me what this TOS means?

When we are not in the heat of election season, members are permitted to post strong criticism or disappointment with our Democratic elected officials, or to express ambivalence about voting for them. In Democratic primaries, members may support whomever they choose. But when general election season begins, DU members must support Democratic nominees (EXCEPT in rare cases where were a non-Democrat is most likely to defeat the conservative alternative, or where there is no possibility of splitting the liberal vote and inadvertently throwing the election to the conservative alternative). For presidential contests, election season begins when both major-party nominees become clear.

Maybe I'm reading this wrong but it really doesn't jibe with reality here. And maybe this isn't an appropriate place to discuss it. If I'm violating TOS by mentioning it, then I'm sorry.

Posted by arely staircase | Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:28 PM (6 replies)
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