do you honestly think Al Sharpton is taken serious in the black community. Just go to any black barber shop to find out. People know what he is.
Yes he does Funny Man. Or at least he wants to. Because without guys like Sharpton to hone his message and indirectly prove his (awesome for America) points, he'd have to start digging deeper, where the tough questions lie. Questions with more complicated answers than "with proper initiative and work ethic, minorities can become productive members of society!"
ps. Smithee, thanks for catching my error AND pointing it out to me. That really says a lot about your character right there, and sends a positive message to the kids. Well played.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 20.02.2009 @ 01:37
When all you do is bash conservatives, nobody accuses you.
It must be rough being to misunderstood.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 19.02.2009 @ 14:08
I’m not surprised. You answered “I don’t care” to relevant counterpoints twice in your response to manning. Independents say “I don’t care” a lot.
Relevant is relative. I was saying that I don't care, because I really don't care what his opinion of liberals is. It wasn't relative to the discussion. Thus, I didn't care.
You can’t continue to make your point because you have to fend off false accusations that you’re a some sort of bigot.
That's interesting. I've never had to fend of accusations that I was a bigot. I can see how that might get annoying for you.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 19.02.2009 @ 10:04
So, Chuck, you are saying that liberals do not have litmus tests?
Not at all. Also, you fail at assuming.
Seems to me that for just about every conservative litmus test you can identify, there is an oppposite litmus test for liberals, which is a sort of backwards way of defining what liberals want out of life: hedonism and nihilism in short.
Yeah, I don't really care.
Moral relativism and a heavy anti-religious bent goes with the liberal territory too.
Morality is literally evolved. It's a more complicated genetic fight/flight mechanism. Furthermore, you're confusing "anti-religious bent" with "keep your particular interpretation of your religions branch out of my bedroom."
Your litmus tests not only turn me away from liberalism
They're not mine. Plus, I don't care.
it turns my stomach to realize just how many odious conformity and PC tests you actually demand of your denizens, in order to be….non-conservative!
I'm a fiscally conservative independant. These imagined tests are not mine. Also, for the most part PC is just a way of proper labeling. Sometimes taken too far, but mostly it's a way of telling people to stop being assholes to people who aren't like them.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 18.02.2009 @ 17:08
I don’t doubt your tale. But what really turns people away from conservatism is the daily barrage of lies and distortions that come from the media—mostly TV and movies, which is where most ‘youts’ get their worldly info from.
Wrong. What turns people away from conservatism is the number of litmus tests you have to pass before you're in the club.
Take this blog, for example. Rick is one of the most thoughtful introspective conservative bloggers around. Yet I watch other so called 'true' conservatives trash and belittle him with more ferocity than almost any the liberal commenters, combined. If you stray outside the norm on any number of decisive issues, you're ostracized and mocked. Who would want to be a part of that?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 18.02.2009 @ 10:09
It is laughable for you to say that they dictate your private lives while ignoring how the Democrats have been doing the very same thing for the last 75 years – they will tell you which schools your children cannot attend with Govt vouchers, which cars you cannot drive, which food you cannot eat, which people you HAVE TO contribute to from your pay check for their pension/old age…
Yeah, the democrats try to control all that because the republicans tend to stick to controlling what goes on in peoples bedrooms.
You know what Nagarajan? I don't like either choice. Show me the light.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 16.02.2009 @ 22:23
And yet, these guys are frozen out of CPAC and Ann Coulter gets center stage?
This one sentence says so very much. It's a painfully true summary to an excellent post. Looking to these so called conservative rock stars is exactly the opposite of what should be happening. But hey, maybe Coulter will sell a few more books.
But since no one this far down the blogger food chain really wants to do much except excommunicate me, I am at a loss as to how to go about the task of reforming conservatism.
Excommunicate? wtf are you talking about?
I am overstating. Most of the base deserted this site long ago but since I was just linked at Free Republic, I expect to be chastised well and good for the above.
ed.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 16.02.2009 @ 15:16
The writers of the Declaration of Independence and the original Constitution of the United States would shudder if they had known what has become of this country.
No they wouldn't. They'd be hanging out and marveling at the light bulb and downloading internet porn.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 14.02.2009 @ 22:46
Only 1 Billion for NASA? That's a crime right there.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 14.02.2009 @ 14:56
There are thousands more welfare queens living off the taxpayer. The amount society pays to them is far greater. I will restrain myself from mentioning birth rate comparisons, I’m not that tacky.
The amount of waste, fraud, and abuse in the welfare system pale in comparison the fraud that the financial industry has perpetuated upon the American taxpayer.
It's good to see though, that the term "welfare queen" is still used just the way it was intended. It's appalling how those minority women keep having fatherless babies and gaming the system for profit, right? Don't forget to mention the Cadillac they drive.
Your grasp of how the social safety net functions in comparison to how much it costs taxpayers could use some polishing. Especially when held to the light of the current financial meltdown. If done with intellectual honesty, you'll discover that they are completely unrelated and on vastly different playing fields.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 14.02.2009 @ 15:17