Law School Discussion

Nine Years of Discussion
;

Poll

Why did Sarah Palin resign?

Personal scandal
 5 (17.2%)
Probable indictment
 7 (24.1%)
Just plain craziness
 3 (10.3%)
Looooong lead up to 2012
 4 (13.8%)
Something else
 2 (6.9%)
Some combination of the above
 8 (27.6%)

Total Members Voted: 29

Author Topic: The Thread on Politics  (Read 425745 times)

naturallybeyoutiful

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1258
  • Everything is everything
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6850 on: November 01, 2008, 07:32:54 PM »

Quote from: Economist endorsement
At home he would . . .lessen the tendency of American blacks to blame all their problems on racism.

I immediately picked up on that, too.  I had to roll my eyes twice!  Either way there needs to be a "some" in there, either before the word "American" or in place of the world "all."  If anyone thinks that an Obama win in this election is going to somehow magically change conditions that black Americans face on Nov. 5, then he is delusional.  I think the most that can happen is that attitudes -- both of white and black Americans -- may begin to shift in ways that could mark progress for this nation.  This is an important first step, but it is, admittedly, only the first.
Harvard Law: What, like it's hard?

A.

  • LSD Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 15712
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6851 on: November 01, 2008, 08:42:05 PM »
ETA: Yes, the leak was at least a violation of a regulation designed to ensure that asylum seekers not be endangered upon return:

And what do you think are the chances that this will be investigated?...

A.

  • LSD Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 15712
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6852 on: November 01, 2008, 09:04:42 PM »

Miss P

  • LSD Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 21337
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6853 on: November 01, 2008, 09:28:18 PM »
ETA: Yes, the leak was at least a violation of a regulation designed to ensure that asylum seekers not be endangered upon return:

And what do you think are the chances that this will be investigated?...

Well, supposedly the Inspector General's office is looking into it right now.  Ummhmm.
That's cool how you referenced a case.

Quote from: archival
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.

naturallybeyoutiful

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 1258
  • Everything is everything
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6854 on: November 01, 2008, 10:41:05 PM »
Palin prank call:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcEiR01QK7o

For the first time  in thiselection season, I actually feel sorry for Palin.  I don't think those radio jockeys should have called her like this...  :-\
Harvard Law: What, like it's hard?

Miss P

  • LSD Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 21337
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6855 on: November 01, 2008, 10:53:18 PM »
Palin prank call:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcEiR01QK7o

For the first time  in thiselection season, I actually feel sorry for Palin.  I don't think those radio jockeys should have called her like this...  :-\

I felt kind of the same way -- I hate radio like this -- but they've done the same to Sarkozy and other heads of state, so I don't feel any more sorry for her than I do for the others.
That's cool how you referenced a case.

Quote from: archival
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.

A.

  • LSD Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 15712
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6856 on: November 01, 2008, 10:54:33 PM »
I thought as far a prank calls go, this one wasn't so bad.  She didn't come off sounding too much like an idiot.

Miss P

  • LSD Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 21337
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6857 on: November 01, 2008, 11:00:12 PM »
I thought as far a prank calls go, this one wasn't so bad.  She didn't come off sounding too much like an idiot.

Certainly much less than she does when left to her own devices: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/10/palin-fears-med.html
That's cool how you referenced a case.

Quote from: archival
I'm so far from the end of my tether right now that I reckon I could knit myself some socks with the slack.

A.

  • LSD Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 15712
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6858 on: November 01, 2008, 11:12:43 PM »
Yeah I rolled my eyes at that one...but then again, I roll my eyes almost anytime a lay person (and some lawyers even) mention their First Amendment rights...

7S

  • Sr. Citizen
  • ****
  • Posts: 2647
  • Self-determination.
    • View Profile
Re: The Thread on Politics
« Reply #6859 on: November 02, 2008, 01:52:44 AM »

Quote from: Economist endorsement
At home he would . . .lessen the tendency of American blacks to blame all their problems on racism.

I immediately picked up on that, too.  I had to roll my eyes twice!  Either way there needs to be a "some" in there, either before the word "American" or in place of the world "all."  If anyone thinks that an Obama win in this election is going to somehow magically change conditions that black Americans face on Nov. 5, then he is delusional.  I think the most that can happen is that attitudes -- both of white and black Americans -- may begin to shift in ways that could mark progress for this nation.  This is an important first step, but it is, admittedly, only the first.

Wow, the Economist really screwed this endorsement up for me. If anything, this election has confirmed that racism is still very prevalent in this society, not just with white skinheads, but with joe sixpacks and sarah hockeymoms who will use words like muslim, socialist, communist, marxist and terrorist sympathizer in place of n*gger. Even Bill formerpresident tokenized African-Americans while liberal campaign insiders darken photos in campaign ads to remind voters that he is still half-black. So when a black person can run for president during a time of economic prosperity and none of the above happens, then i will concede the point. Until then the Economist should just stfu.
It is easy to change the language of oppression without changing the sociopolitical situation of its victims.