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  1. Yeah, black people should have just kept their mouth shut as white cops killed black kids. No movement was necessary....
  2. I'll add 3 things to this, specific to Obama... 1. In 2008, the comments by Jeremiah Wright were getting a lot of play by conservative media. 2. This led to Obama's "A more perfect union" speech 3. The arrest of Henry Louis Gates in 2009, and the following reconciliatory "beer summit" with Sgt. James Crowley I think those things early in his Presidency shined a light on racism in America that we hadn't seen in recent years (we were too busy playing with Iraq), and having a black President brought the conversation to places the nation has never seen - in both good and bad ways. But to say Obama wasn't trying to help race relations is ludicrous.
  3. Breaking: Intelligence Community provides analysis to Trump:
  4. The problem is the Old Testament has a lot of garbage in it, even though Jesus denounced most of the old ways in his Sermon on the mount (eye for an eye vs. turn the other cheek etc.). Today's conservative Christians pick and choose those passages that best support their political agenda, and many of them come from the Old Testament versus the "more liberal" teachings of Christ. Or they are simply going to church on Sundays because that is what they have always done, and aren't paying attention to what Christ really said. Or in the nomenclature of our cheeto in chief, "FAKE CHRISTIANITY" But I'm just an evil atheist so what do I know?
  5. I have a more rare first name than last name: There are 24,330 people in the U.S. with the first name There are 280,459 people in the U.S. with the last name There are 21 people in the U.S.
  6. You'll shoot your eye out!
  7. What about the seagulls?
  8. Vultures are people that take someone else's idea and pretend it is their own.
  9. This this entire article published about Manafort last year is fascinating, but also brings some clarity about how vocal McCain is about Trump and Russia... Manafort and Davis didn’t just snooker McCain into trumpeting their client’s cause; they endangered him politically, by arranging a series of meetings with Deripaska, who the U.S. had barred from entering the country because of his ties to organized crime. In 2006, they steered McCain to attend a dinner with the oligarch at a chalet near Davos, where Deripaska speechified for the 40 or so guests. (The Washington Post reported that the oligarch sent Davis and Manafort a thank-you note for arranging to see the senator in “such an intimate setting.”) Seven months later, Manafort and Davis took McCain to celebrate his 70th birthday with Deripaska on a yacht moored in the Adriatic. Not everyone within the McCain camp felt comfortable with this relationship. One group of aides pushed hard for McCain to fire Rick Davis for sullying the senator with the firm’s muck. McCain intended to do just that. The senator had backed the cause of Ukrainian democracy and he couldn’t stomach his top aide’s firm working to undermine it. What’s more, aides had come to McCain with the rumor that Deripaska had purchased an apartment in Trump Tower for Davis and Manafort. But in the moment, McCain lost his nerve, as his aides have recounted the episode. Davis supplied a tear-filled soliloquy that saved his job. “Rick’s plea somehow worked—and that was the root of the divisions that tore apart the campaign,” one of McCain’s top advisers told me.
  10. It is interesting that John McCain's campaign manager, Rick Davis, was a business partner with Paul Manafort
  11. I'm becoming more convinced that all the fun I had in the 80's resulted in me sleeping through the 90's.
  12. Depends on how drunk I am....not a lot of sober quality to work with here.
  13. 96% on Rotten Tomatoes with 55 reviews in....sounds like a winner..