MDSand

MDSand 4 years, 7 months ago on Bank leader stays humble in light of inaugural Willett Award

It's good to focus on someone who has actually DONE something, rather than listening to the harping of those who THINK they have all the answers in this complicated world. Somewhere along the way John figured out that working toward a positive goal seems to do the most good for a community. Seems like a good lesson for this town, and for this country. Congratulations, John.

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MDSand 4 years, 10 months ago on Tim Nylen: Right in the wrong way

As they dismiss away all who would disagree, the Conservative Viewpoint discussions begin to sound like the Budweiser frogs:

There's no global warming. DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT DamnRIGHT DAMNright All the facts are on our side. DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT DamnRIGHT DAMNright It's a Lefty conspiracy. DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT DamnRIGHT DAMNright God Bless America. DamnRIGHT
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DamnRIGHT DamnRIGHT DAMNright

ACORN stole the election. DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT DamnRIGHT DAMNright All the facts are on our side. DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT DamnRIGHT DAMNright It's a Lefty conspiracy. DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT DamnRIGHT DAMNright God Bless America. DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT
DamnRIGHT DamnRIGHT DAMNright

It's the beautiful simplicity of the conservative argument. Unchanging, save for the evolving bogeyman, whether it be commies or terrorists or liberals or scientists or, God forbid, people who weren't born white. Forever built upon the rock of denial. I've heard it, off and on, for fifty-eight years. Insert topic, wind 'em up, and let 'em croak.

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MDSand 4 years, 11 months ago on Paul Epley: Cap and trade, or drop your pants?

I hadn't realized that the nation of angry white men was so focused upon an organization that consists primarily of poor black women. One can almost smell the violence coming.

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MDSand 4 years, 11 months ago on Paul Epley: Cap and trade, or drop your pants?

Me: "The idea that ACORN and the SEIU swung the last election is delusional. It doesn't matter how you state it, if you sound like a professor or if you sound like a nutcase, it's still delusional...And I would suggest that, were the curtain to be drawn, at the root of the delusion we would find some good old-fashioned American racism."

JLM: "Well, I guess I'm a delusional racist!"

seeuski: "So pull your your ideologue head out of the sand and stop your insults against people you don't even know."

I don't recall insulting any individuals. I have said that certain arguments are delusional, which they clearly are, and I have said that behind those arguments lies a pervasive racism, which I believe it does. That is quite different from calling someone a delusional racist.

Seeuski, I would suggest that it's time you take your own advice.

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MDSand 4 years, 11 months ago on Paul Epley: Cap and trade, or drop your pants?

It's not ridicule to point out that ACORN was investigated for eight years by the Bush Justice Department, a department that had very few qualms taking legal action against its political opponents. All it could come up with were some minor cases involving very small numbers of dis-allowed registrations.

The idea that ACORN and the SEIU swung the last election is delusional. It doesn't matter how you state it, if you sound like a professor or if you sound like a nutcase, it's still delusional. It harkens back to the people who said Martin Luther King, Jr. was a communist-trained agitator (I can feel the bullet points coming). And I would suggest that, were the curtain to be drawn, at the root of the delusion we would find some good old-fashioned American racism.

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MDSand 4 years, 11 months ago on Paul Epley: Cap and trade, or drop your pants?

Those who go in search of the truth from Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin deserve what they get.

The book on ACORN has been open for forty years. It's nothing to be frightened of, unless having people of color and the disadvantaged register to vote is frightening to you.

The party that has hoodwinked the poorest and most vulnerable Americans is, thank you Jesus, now out of power for a few years. No doubt they'll be back, and we'll have to deal with them once again.

Now, let's move on to Dick Cheney and torture!

And Seeuski, the comments on John Conyers are really beyond credulity. Maybe you need to stop in at Hofmeister's and get a flag pin!

I need to get back to the real world, quickly, before my brain gets addled...

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MDSand 4 years, 11 months ago on Paul Epley: Cap and trade, or drop your pants?

Any comments any of us make here are over-simplified to absurdity, but, that said, let me say that I have noticed an inclination among the wingnuts (these are people who don't let the facts get in the way of their opinions, of which Hans Van Spakovsky is a good example) to skirt very close to saying that the people with money in this country are the serious people and are the people who should be allowed to rule in their wisdom. And that rather quickly takes us to knee dropper's observation about slavery, and we realize that ingrained in the idea of people of wealth ruling is the idea that those people are of course white people. And Fred Duckels likes to pretend that ACORN hasn't been investigated, although it certainly was investigated in great depth in the last eight years (see the definition of wingnuttery). Perhaps he wants good (white) folks to rally to his statement that the current administration is standing in the way of an investigation. Sounds like the teabaggers need to have another demonstration on the courthouse lawn. That one would make as much sense as the last one.

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MDSand 4 years, 11 months ago on Paul Epley: Cap and trade, or drop your pants?

The level of ignorance on the right never fails to amaze me. ACORN is a community organizing group that also works to to register low income voters. How un-American, that poor people's votes should count the same as everyone else. Wingnuts never tire, will never tire, of the "thousands of fraudulent ballots" charge. Hans Van Spakovsky, the wingnut's wingnut, couldn't come up with anything when he was in the voting rights division of the Justice Department (talk about the fox guarding the henhouse), but he's back out on the street spouting the same schtick, and we can always depend on a local wingnut to pick up the chant. I guess that's just the nature of wingnuttery.

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MDSand 4 years, 11 months ago on Conservative commentary: Three cheers for the tea parties

Perhaps you who are so concerned about our country now that there's a Dem in the White House (and, incidentally, we did have an actual budget surplus when the last Dem President left office) could call your new all-encompassing organization the Tea-Bagger Citizens Councils. Seems like a fitting name for such Patriotic Americans!

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MDSand 4 years, 11 months ago on Shooter says incident overblown

I shot your dog He was on my property Thought he was a coyote On the run I been missin' some chickens So I pulled the trigger I feel so bad About what I done - Fred Eaglesmith

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