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brotherbrown
Sunny Southern Californa
In the fifth phase.
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Mike, we knew a Black man in the White House couldn't "solve" racism any more than the US can solve Jihad.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2016 on Dumbing Down Racism at Cobb
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That is a paternalistic view of black people. Not much different than the Missouri state legislator who wants to revoke the scholarship of any player refusing to play in a football game. No one had to make up provocations occurring at the University of Missouri,the good ol' boys with their rifles spontaneously did that.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2016 on Dumbing Down Racism at Cobb
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By the way, I would just as soon see the President keep quiet as try to be "balanced."
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Not to mention too many cops who believe the uniform gives them special powers, particularly to decide who is a piece of shit and who is not. Often only the mirror contains that answer.
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In April 1992, I did want to throw a brick at the LAPD, LACSO, SBPD and SBCSO. Of course, that is not my true self, and I had a lot to lose at that point in my life, but I did write the UN Secretary asking them to investigate Human Rights violations by American Law Enforcement on it's citizens, and I'll be damned if there wasn't some sort of UN review. I will have to see if there is a searchable archive of UN docs. Do you know at 54 years old and squeaky clean, meaning I would pass any modern background check, I still get that feeling in the pit of my stomach when a cop car pulls up behind me? Why, because I cannot escape the reality that despite the fact that I have played by the rules my entire life, I can catch a cop on a particularly bad day for him, which could then turn into a bad day for me.
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Mike, my first corporate appointment was as a Financial Analyst at Anheuser-Busch, and for the two years I worked there, '82-'84, I lived in the city of Ferguson, actually a few blocks away from where Michael Brown was killed. Several of the life-long St. Louisans I befriended told me the one striking thing about race relations in St. Louis is that is was that only US city of it's size to have not had a civil uprising event in the sixties. So in some ways this triggering event, the killing of Michael Brown, sparked a protest that is nearly 50 years overdue. I never had a run-in with the cops in Ferguson, but I do remember they drove all white patrol cars. (St. Louis city cops drove light blue cars.)
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Zimmerman is now in custody, charged with murder in the 2nd degree. His original attorneys have resigned and he has new counsel, who has not yet seen the evidence that supports the charges.
Toggle Commented Apr 12, 2012 on Obligatory Seriousness on the Trayvon Martin at Cobb
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I'll conclude by saying that my wearing a hood is a normal occurrence, done in this instance in sympathy with the loss the family feels. A show of human concern. It does not mean, "I hate white people." I really hadn't considered white people at all. You are too sensitive.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2012 on Obligatory Seriousness on the Trayvon Martin at Cobb
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No, that's not what I mean at all. A black man in a hoodie should not threaten you, nor should 20 black people standing together, yet the hostility comes out of your pores. You'll just have to keep that hateful shit you are projecting on me to yourself. It does not apply to me.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2012 on Obligatory Seriousness on the Trayvon Martin at Cobb
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His parents' hands were forced by the actions, inactions actually, of the Sanford PD. If Zimmerman had been arrested and held over for trial, it would not have become a national story. The suspension is a red herring.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2012 on Obligatory Seriousness on the Trayvon Martin at Cobb
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Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2012 on A Rude Question About Native Americans at Cobb
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You are free to ignore me in my hoodie. You don't see me, anyway, which is actually part of the point. #Validation
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2012 on Obligatory Seriousness on the Trayvon Martin at Cobb
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In November 2005, the hot debate was the execution of Big Took. I wonder how the people who took part in this discussion feel about this in 2012?
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2012 on Running From the Devil at Cobb
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Fascinating to reprise the execution of Big Took. A lot of dead people and their families got justice when the needle went in his arm.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2012 on Running From the Devil at Cobb
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Wearing a hoodie in this instance is like wearing a black arm band or flying a flag at half mast. Don't you do something symbolic when a frat brother passes? I have posted a picture of myself in my facebook profile wearing a hoodie. Dr. Spence at Johns Hopkins U has created a flickr group called "The Trayvon Martin Project," and I posted it there, too. I do it in solidarity with Trayvon's parents. This is absolutely a parent's worst nightmare. Surely you can sympathize with that.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2012 on Obligatory Seriousness on the Trayvon Martin at Cobb
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Heh. You got that right.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on Of Sluts, Sex and Silence at Cobb
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You blame "loose women" for corrupting "weak men?" Usually men with daughters see the folly of that thinking.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on Of Sluts, Sex and Silence at Cobb
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You think you ought to be able to say how taxes collected from you can be spent? I can dig it. I am against war. Why should I have to pay for the military?
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on Of Sluts, Sex and Silence at Cobb
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To me, it's just paternalism, one of the traits of conservatives. Many men in this society have never been able to square the fact that a woman can actually enjoy sex purely for the endorphin release, not merely to produce replacements. So they attempt to make others, check that, they attempt to make WOMEN feel guilty about having, and enjoying, sex. That's what Limbaugh's 3-day barrage against Fluke was about, that's what this whole contraception discussion is about. You can't win that debate because your arms are too short to box with mother nature.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on Of Sluts, Sex and Silence at Cobb
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You think the political left is more hung up about sex than the political right? Personally, I don't think it should even be part of the political intercourse. ;o)
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on Of Sluts, Sex and Silence at Cobb
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C'mon, son. He defended his actions with that corny excuse, "I'm just getting down at their level." You wouldn't allow your children to utter such foolishness. Why do conservatives struggle with sex and sexuality? I'm not talking about sex crimes, so don't go there. I'd just like to know why grown-ass men act like sixth graders the first time the teacher says "vagina" during a health lesson?
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on Of Sluts, Sex and Silence at Cobb
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The funniest thing about this is that Rush resorted to "rappers say worse stuff." That's the punk route; Rush can't take what he likes to dish.
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2012 on Of Sluts, Sex and Silence at Cobb
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Let's hope so. What he did to Sharon Sherrod was despicable.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2012 on Breitbart at Cobb
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age 43.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2012 on Breitbart at Cobb
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In my dreams, I have a car rigged with a concealed mirror at its rear so that when blue-lighters ran up behind me, I will shine a reflection of their lights back on them. BAM!! HOW YOU LIKE IT IN YOUR FACE!?!
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2012 on Why I Hate The Prius at Cobb
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