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#321804 - 02/22/20 06:08 AM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
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I think every blackface accusation needs to be looked at in context. Playing Othello in a Shakespeare play is fine. Putting on a minstrel show where you are making fun of Black stereotypes, not so much. Unless all the characters playing those parts ARE actually Black.

I think a whole fraternity chapter donning blackface to freak out new pledges is kind of hilarious. In that case, the victims of the joke would be the new pledges and not Black people in general.

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#321807 - 02/22/20 08:43 AM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
I think every blackface accusation needs to be looked at in context. Playing Othello in a Shakespeare play is fine. Putting on a minstrel show where you are making fun of Black stereotypes, not so much. Unless all the characters playing those parts ARE actually Black.

I think a whole fraternity chapter donning blackface to freak out new pledges is kind of hilarious. In that case, the victims of the joke would be the new pledges and not Black people in general.


I think that honest accusations of Republicans "calling Obama a NIGGER quietly among themselves in private deserve to have that toxic and forbidden word in PUBLIC, not to hurt black people but to spotlight what is being done TO black people.
Dick Gregory wrote the bestseller autobio story "Nigger" but he aimed it mostly at a white audience. His own community did not need to read it as much because most of them had LIVED IT much as he did.

Therefore I think that brutal honesty is essential.
Now, once one has used that word in such a way, for decency's sake any future use in the same account might be "N-word" or n***er because a one time use in the story sets the record straight most of the time and its potency is the "less is more" kind.

Obama was a moderate. The GOP did everything but openly call him a Field N***er, but they sure as sh*t said he was one in private amongst themselves often enough.
McConnell played the part of Massa of de Plantation when he strode up and told F-N Obama "You will not nominate a Supreme Court Justice" (on his watch as Massa) and then he and cohorts doubled down and promised to block ALL SCOTUS nominees if Hillary won, too.
And watch this space because I guarantee you Mitch plans to block any and all SCOTUS noms if a Dem wins POTUS in 2020, and 2030...eternally if he can help it.

But it started with him making Obama into a F-N and now he's decided all Democrats are such. We are ALL now his F-N and House n***ers.

"Yowzuh!! Yassuh! Yassuh Massa Mitch, you do boss! Ah'z steppin and fetchin for yo sho nuff!!"

Trump and Mitch prefer their black community and black lawmakers to come from this selection, long as they can wear a suit.



And when it comes to de white folks, they clearly prefer the folks who admire the "You in a heap o trouble boy" sheriffs with the mirrored shades, like Jackie Gleason in the Cannonball Run movies.

It is clear and indisputable now, and everyone else better get a clue.
Trump's Party considers ALL Democrats and all liberals and lefties (ESPECIALLY MODERATES) to be as low as "the N-Word" and any future moderate will face this fact HEAD ON.
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#321823 - 02/22/20 06:52 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
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I think you are absolutely right. I also find it interesting that Trump is making some headway in his "do nothing" Democrats. The Dems, of course, except for Pelosi, never even bother to counter that one. ESPECIALLY Do Nothing Mitch! Who, absolutely, wins the "Do Nothing Award" hands down! The Dems, however, never even refer to him as Moscow Mitch let alone Do Nothing Mitch.

I find it very strange. The Repubicans know, flat out, how to make a statement and, even when its a lie, they tend to make it stick. The Democrats - no so much (even when its the truth) Its almost as if they just don't think that language is all that important.

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#321836 - 02/22/20 09:34 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
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ESPECIALLY Do Nothing Mitch! Who, absolutely, wins the "Do Nothing Award" hands down!

Au contraire mon frer! Mitch is a busy busy man! The Senate confirms roughly 3000 conservative judges every day. While everybody is looking at the Trump diversion he's building a Christian conservative judiciary that will be locking up pot smokers and people of color for a generation to come.

He just wrangled an impeachment trial with no witnesses or testimony.

Perhaps you think stopping the Democratic agenda cold for the last 10 years was easy? Just because you don't like what he does doesn't mean he isn't doing anything.

**edit** Yeah I pulled that number out of my ass but 1 in 4 circuit judges is now a Trump appointee.


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#321848 - 02/22/20 11:11 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
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All we need is 2/3 of the Senate, and we can impeach all of his judicial appointments en masse.

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#321863 - 02/23/20 01:39 AM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: pondering_it_all]
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All we need is 2/3 of the Senate


All we'll get is a 2-3 seat majority.
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#321865 - 02/23/20 03:00 AM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
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I'm not saying it's likely. I'm just saying it's not impossible. Gives us something to work for.

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#321877 - 02/23/20 06:53 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: Greger]
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Bernie doesn't even show up to vote 67% of the time. Yep, busy Bernie!

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#321920 - 02/24/20 10:55 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: jgw]
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Originally Posted By: jgw
Bernie doesn't even show up to vote 67% of the time. Yep, busy Bernie!


Trump doesn't even show up to do any presidenting 67 percent of the time, and when he does, 67 percent of it is watching Fox News.
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#321952 - 02/25/20 08:13 PM Re: Democrating Efforts [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I think you are wrong about Trump. I think his actually working time may be about half of what you think.

Its interesting. The current governor of Iowa (I think) was made an offer, by the Trump folk, if he would sign up to be the vice president. He would do all the work and Trump would do whatever he wanted. he turned it down but it, pretty much, set the Trump standard for doing the work of a president. I am not convinced anything has changed as he has his 'team' led by his pet Nazi, Stephen Miller, and Jared Kushner the smartest man in the world and his lovely daughter Ivanka, who apparently knows EVERYTHING!

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