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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 24, 2008, 01:21:43 PM »
an earnest question (and please pardon my WASP ignorance): do people think that it's possible to generalize about black folks? 

no - but i can because i'm black. yeah, it's a double standard. deal with it.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 24, 2008, 12:04:46 AM »
t L

The Negroes can get upset now.

Rick Warren to be main speaker at Ebenezer on King Day
Pastor to do invocation at Obama inauguration, sparking criticism because of his stance on gays

By CHRISTOPHER QUINN

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Rev. Rick Warren will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service in Atlanta the day before he gives the invocation at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.

The 10 a.m. service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jan. 19 is the highlight of nearly more than a week of events to fete Atlanta’s famous son.

Warren, a Southern Baptist, pastors the 20,000-member Saddleback Church in Southern California and wrote the best-selling “The Purpose Driven Life.” During the presidential campaign he hosted a nationally televised talk on values with Obama and his opponent, Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Warren opposes same-sex marriage and abortion rights, and Obama’s decision to have him give the inaugural invocation has drawn criticism from some liberal groups and gay rights activists.

Religious conservatives, meanwhile, have have lambasted Warren for accepting the invitation, citing Obama’s stances on civil unions for gay couples and his support of abortion rights.

Warren said in a press release: “I commend President-elect Obama for his courage to willingly take enormous heat by inviting someone like me, with whom he doesn’t agree on every issue, to offer the invocation at his historic inaugural ceremony.

“Hopefully individuals passionately expressing opinions from the left and the right will recognize that both of us have shown a commitment to model civility in America.”

Warren also has become known for his work to reduce cases of AIDS and increase care for HIV patients in Africa, and for inspiring evangelicals to take active roles in reducing poverty and other social issues.

Warren’s keynote appearance at the King Day service is listed in a schedule of events on the King Center Web site, but it was not immediately clear when he was invited.



Considering the number of black co-workers, family members, folks on the train, and every place else I have seen carrying his book Purpose Driven Life. I can't see too many of them really upset.


Really? I thought black folks were only into TD Jakes and Creflo Holla. Granted, I'm not really in the know when it comes to religion like that.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 23, 2008, 09:40:34 PM »
t L

The Negroes can get upset now.

Rick Warren to be main speaker at Ebenezer on King Day
Pastor to do invocation at Obama inauguration, sparking criticism because of his stance on gays

By CHRISTOPHER QUINN

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Rev. Rick Warren will be the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Service in Atlanta the day before he gives the invocation at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration.

The 10 a.m. service at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Jan. 19 is the highlight of nearly more than a week of events to fete Atlanta’s famous son.

Warren, a Southern Baptist, pastors the 20,000-member Saddleback Church in Southern California and wrote the best-selling “The Purpose Driven Life.” During the presidential campaign he hosted a nationally televised talk on values with Obama and his opponent, Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Warren opposes same-sex marriage and abortion rights, and Obama’s decision to have him give the inaugural invocation has drawn criticism from some liberal groups and gay rights activists.

Religious conservatives, meanwhile, have have lambasted Warren for accepting the invitation, citing Obama’s stances on civil unions for gay couples and his support of abortion rights.

Warren said in a press release: “I commend President-elect Obama for his courage to willingly take enormous heat by inviting someone like me, with whom he doesn’t agree on every issue, to offer the invocation at his historic inaugural ceremony.

“Hopefully individuals passionately expressing opinions from the left and the right will recognize that both of us have shown a commitment to model civility in America.”

Warren also has become known for his work to reduce cases of AIDS and increase care for HIV patients in Africa, and for inspiring evangelicals to take active roles in reducing poverty and other social issues.

Warren’s keynote appearance at the King Day service is listed in a schedule of events on the King Center Web site, but it was not immediately clear when he was invited.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 23, 2008, 06:46:07 PM »
Sigh.

I'm going to assume that's flame tL.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 23, 2008, 12:19:28 AM »
Honestly, I don't see what all the hullaboo is about. This is straight out of Preident Obama's M.O. He's always given people he didn't agree with a platform. In fact, that trait was a big part of what got him elected EIC of Harvard Law Review back in the day. He was able to bring people who didn't agree together. Not only that, he pretty much laid out his platform in The Audacity of Hope. It doesn't even take a real critical reading IMO. If you read that, you wouldn't at all be surprised that he picked Warren. In fact, you could almost argue that you'd be surprised if he hadn't invited him.

But I agree with 7S or whoever it was - the lesbian and gay community have bigger fish to fry at this point.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: December 19, 2008, 12:30:08 PM »
I was hoping he might pick this guy.

Interesting. Very impressive. One thing conveniently overlooked in the outcry is that he picked Rev. Lowery, a supporter  of gay marriage, to do the benediction. People would be up in arms if he had chosen two black ministers, no matter how progressive they are.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The LSAT has been my downfall
« on: December 17, 2008, 11:22:31 PM »
I got wl'd at Emory with those numbers a couple of cycles ago FWIW. I'm non-trad too, and I sent my app in late. Like I always say, let the adcomms tell you no, not us.

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...aye think that george w bush is now my second favorite president after theodore roosevelt...

...roosevelt hunted, shot, and killed more animals than most presidents...but he created the national bird preserve...co-founded the american bison association and preserved over 230,000,000 acres of territory for wildlife...he also pushed the cause of spelling reform with the simplified spelling board then wrote this sentence: "i could not by fighting have kept the new spelling in, and it was evidently worse than useless to go into an undignified contest when i was beaten. do you know that the one word as to which i thought the new spelling was wrong – thru – was more responsible than anything else for our discomfiture?" 

...george bush will long be remembered as the president who began office "undefined"...then he took "wrangler politics" into the middle east after an attack by facist guerrillas and kept the us safe during a time of uncertainty and global rogue terrorist activities. his simple language and texas accent added a dumbfounding deliberate danger to his words backing a resolve with military might and not soft diplomacy enough to push a genocidal murderer and his guerrillas into the wilds of waziristan...virtually--a geographical prison. after "wrangler ultimatums" and more military backing he freed mesopoetamia from a genocidal tyrant and empowered its people, particulary in the kurdish region...he bent north korea to soft diplomacy with the words, "axis of evil"...simple? yes. effective...yes...and time will tell just how effective..."don't tread on me" politics were needed and bush actioned them...now begins the gloaming of soft diplomacy.

...he will long be remembered by liberal democrats as "unflappable"..."unruffled" and "unfettered"...in a word, to democrats for the past eight years...george w. bush and his resolve was "unbreakable" and his political survival during his eight years of tenure..."enigmatic"...



...nobody touched bush and his plans...

...not one shoe...

...not even two shoes...

...if only lincoln had reflexes like my second favorite "language challenged" antipodean president.

I don't know what's scarier - the fact that you believe that, or that you think those are admirable qualities.


Son, you actually read that?  What did it say?

Typical BW jibber jabber. I normally block him out, but I thought your prior post may have been (tangentially) related. My bad on that one.

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...aye think that george w bush is now my second favorite president after theodore roosevelt...

...roosevelt hunted, shot, and killed more animals than most presidents...but he created the national bird preserve...co-founded the american bison association and preserved over 230,000,000 acres of territory for wildlife...he also pushed the cause of spelling reform with the simplified spelling board then wrote this sentence: "i could not by fighting have kept the new spelling in, and it was evidently worse than useless to go into an undignified contest when i was beaten. do you know that the one word as to which i thought the new spelling was wrong – thru – was more responsible than anything else for our discomfiture?" 

...george bush will long be remembered as the president who began office "undefined"...then he took "wrangler politics" into the middle east after an attack by facist guerrillas and kept the us safe during a time of uncertainty and global rogue terrorist activities. his simple language and texas accent added a dumbfounding deliberate danger to his words backing a resolve with military might and not soft diplomacy enough to push a genocidal murderer and his guerrillas into the wilds of waziristan...virtually--a geographical prison. after "wrangler ultimatums" and more military backing he freed mesopoetamia from a genocidal tyrant and empowered its people, particulary in the kurdish region...he bent north korea to soft diplomacy with the words, "axis of evil"...simple? yes. effective...yes...and time will tell just how effective..."don't tread on me" politics were needed and bush actioned them...now begins the gloaming of soft diplomacy.

...he will long be remembered by liberal democrats as "unflappable"..."unruffled" and "unfettered"...in a word, to democrats for the past eight years...george w. bush and his resolve was "unbreakable" and his political survival during his eight years of tenure..."enigmatic"...



...nobody touched bush and his plans...

...not one shoe...

...not even two shoes...

...if only lincoln had reflexes like my second favorite "language challenged" antipodean president.

I don't know what's scarier - the fact that you believe that, or that you think those are admirable qualities.

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My point was not start your own firm, but at least look for options beyond a 100k firm job handed to you after a year.

co-sign.

go hustle.


/s/ Eugene Young

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