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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 04:14 PM
Response to Reply #138
145. Dysfunction, indeed!
On this side of the pond the FAQs I field are, " Why do they NOT WANT a functioning health care system? What are all these absurd characterizations of President Obama? How come these protest signs make no sense? How did they get so nuts being privy to our history?"

What indeed shall I say? :rofl:
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  -I am a racist. ejbrush  Sep-18-09 05:47 PM   #0 
  - I hate you.  BuyingThyme   Sep-18-09 05:49 PM   #1 
  - Why would you say that?  GaYellowDawg   Sep-18-09 06:40 PM   #55 
  - Just ironic absurdity.  BuyingThyme   Sep-18-09 11:04 PM   #106 
  - I hate me too  stuball111   Sep-18-09 06:55 PM   #69 
  - Sure it is.  Iggo   Sep-18-09 11:06 PM   #107 
     - Whoa!  stuball111   Sep-19-09 02:48 PM   #135 
  - Hmmm... doth thou protest too much? nt  gateley   Sep-18-09 07:03 PM   #71 
  - I don't know what to say.  lamp_shade   Sep-18-09 05:50 PM   #2 
  - No reason to bash you for honesty.....  marmar   Sep-18-09 05:50 PM   #3 
  - +1  katandmoon   Sep-18-09 05:54 PM   #10 
  - I've met kids who don't have a racist bone in their body.  tridim   Sep-18-09 05:56 PM   #14 
     - The key word there - kids. People who are lucky enough to grow up  redqueen   Sep-18-09 05:59 PM   #19 
     - I agree 100% redqueen, but I have to say that growing up with parents who occasionally  bertman   Sep-18-09 07:42 PM   #82 
     - Yes -- it's conditioning and brainwashing. Nobody is born that way. nt  gateley   Sep-18-09 06:09 PM   #33 
     - Up to what age?  imdjh   Sep-19-09 01:04 AM   #111 
  - Wow. No bashing from me.  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-18-09 05:51 PM   #4 
  - Ferget that, yer a crappy spellr!!  omega minimo   Sep-18-09 05:51 PM   #5 
  - This may not go well.  flvegan   Sep-18-09 05:51 PM   #6 
  - You'll be needing beer with that  leftstreet   Sep-18-09 05:56 PM   #13 
     - Am I the only one who doesn't like beer with popcorn?  blondeatlast   Sep-18-09 06:34 PM   #50 
        - Popcorn can only go with one beverage.  darkstar3   Sep-18-09 06:44 PM   #62 
        - well in that case fuck the popcorn  name not needed   Sep-18-09 06:45 PM   #63 
           - +1  Ignis   Sep-18-09 07:30 PM   #79 
  - Are you a Democrat? Did you vote for Obama?  tridim   Sep-18-09 05:52 PM   #7 
  - I think it's brave of you to write this, and I think acknowledging what  babylonsister   Sep-18-09 05:52 PM   #8 
  - It sounds like the OP is talking about being acclimated to an environment  omega minimo   Sep-18-09 06:56 PM   #70 
  - I am glad that you are working on it.  tosh   Sep-18-09 05:54 PM   #9 
  - Racism is deeply embedded in our culture.  liberalmuse   Sep-18-09 05:55 PM   #11 
  - 'Mexicans are such hard workers', 'Blacks are very spiritual' aren't racist.  subcomhd   Sep-18-09 06:02 PM   #22 
     - assigning qualities to a group soley because of their skin color  noiretextatique   Sep-18-09 06:43 PM   #58 
     - it's stereotyping, but racism implies a put down. nt  subcomhd   Sep-18-09 09:18 PM   #90 
     - Perhaps I missed the memo. Can you please define  Ruby the Liberal   Sep-18-09 06:48 PM   #67 
        - no prob.  subcomhd   Sep-18-09 09:21 PM   #93 
           - Define this: Blacks are just like whites except for skin color.  imdjh   Sep-19-09 01:09 AM   #112 
              - Sounds like someone's awkward attempt at not being racist. nt  subcomhd   Sep-19-09 08:32 AM   #123 
                 - I would say it's an intellectual void.  imdjh   Sep-19-09 10:09 AM   #127 
                    - racism, like much right-wing "thought "  subcomhd   Sep-19-09 10:51 AM   #130 
  - Everybody is a little bit racist, just like everyone is a little bit gay.  Ian David   Sep-18-09 05:55 PM   #12 
  - Hmm..  BuyingThyme   Sep-18-09 05:59 PM   #17 
  - This is basically what social scientists have concluded. There is no such thing as the non-prejudice  Bonn1997   Sep-18-09 06:04 PM   #24 
  - Yep.  BuyingThyme   Sep-18-09 06:05 PM   #27 
  - Here's a fantasy shot for you....  PassingFair   Sep-18-09 06:36 PM   #52 
     - Thanks! n/t  Ian David   Sep-18-09 06:48 PM   #66 
  - I think I like this post I'm not sure.  SIMPLYB1980   Sep-18-09 05:57 PM   #15 
  - No flames from me... I commend you for your honesty.  redqueen   Sep-18-09 05:58 PM   #16 
  - That is exactly what I was thinking  Chemisse   Sep-18-09 07:55 PM   #85 
  - Good on you for posting this.  Cant trust em   Sep-18-09 05:59 PM   #18 
  - I grew up in Alabama during the 60s and 70s  angrycarpenter   Sep-18-09 06:01 PM   #20 
  - My mother grew up in North Carolina and actively taught us not to be racists  lunatica   Sep-18-09 06:18 PM   #40 
     - wonderful story  G_j   Sep-18-09 10:03 PM   #100 
     - That's a wonderful example to emulate, your folks were real good hearted. +1  GivePeaceAchance   Sep-19-09 01:53 AM   #121 
     - I know there are good people in the south...sorry this stereotype persists n/t  TK421   Sep-19-09 04:01 PM   #144 
  - I understand what you're saying -  mzteris   Sep-18-09 06:01 PM   #21 
  - No points for honesty unless change and improvement go along with it, tiger....  BlooInBloo   Sep-18-09 06:03 PM   #23 
  - Technically, you may have suffered a rush to judgement on yourself.  Ozymanithrax   Sep-18-09 06:04 PM   #25 
  - Nicely put.  byronius   Sep-18-09 06:48 PM   #68 
  - Hm. Food for thought.  lapislzi   Sep-19-09 11:21 AM   #132 
  - I can't tell you  Bluerthanblue   Sep-18-09 06:04 PM   #26 
  - I think everybody has SOME racism  hfojvt   Sep-18-09 06:05 PM   #28 
  - how could a white person who grew up in segregation  noiretextatique   Sep-18-09 06:25 PM   #46 
  - well I was born in 1962 and thus there was not segregation in my childhood  hfojvt   Sep-18-09 07:42 PM   #83 
  - Some prejudice  voc   Sep-19-09 01:32 AM   #118 
  - something i wrote a few days ago  barbtries   Sep-18-09 06:06 PM   #29 
  - Heh. My typical standard for judging is: Would this person be comfortable with his/her daughter...  BlooInBloo   Sep-18-09 06:10 PM   #34 
     - there ya go.  barbtries   Sep-18-09 06:17 PM   #39 
     - hahahah!  BlooInBloo   Sep-18-09 06:19 PM   #42 
     - The "Halle Berry dating your son" measuring stick is pretty useless.  JBoy   Sep-18-09 06:21 PM   #43 
        - Yah - that one doesn't work so well. lolol!  BlooInBloo   Sep-18-09 06:22 PM   #44 
        - Why is that? (nt)  redqueen   Sep-18-09 06:27 PM   #47 
           - Intersection between racism and sexism.  iris27   Sep-18-09 06:38 PM   #53 
              - Gah... no wonder it makes my skin crawl.  redqueen   Sep-18-09 06:44 PM   #61 
  - Any one that says "I'm not a racist, but so and so is"  safeinOhio   Sep-18-09 06:06 PM   #30 
  - My favorite is "I'm not a racist, but..."  imdjh   Sep-19-09 01:10 AM   #113 
     - yep, I'm not racist but (insert racist statement here)  subcomhd   Sep-19-09 08:38 AM   #124 
        - "God created black people to test our patience." Yes, I have heard it.  imdjh   Sep-19-09 10:20 AM   #129 
  - Here is a relevant, easy to follow video worth watching  Bonn1997   Sep-18-09 06:07 PM   #31 
  - I'm English, Irish, Scot and German...  Lagomorph   Sep-18-09 06:08 PM   #32 
  - That's priceless. I hadn't thought about that.  byronius   Sep-18-09 06:43 PM   #59 
  - The ego manifests weakness in many different ways. Racism is one of them.  armyowalgreens   Sep-18-09 06:11 PM   #35 
  - slavery and jim crow were not about "ego"  noiretextatique   Sep-18-09 06:28 PM   #48 
     - Yes they were.  armyowalgreens   Sep-18-09 06:39 PM   #54 
        - i understand what you mean now  noiretextatique   Sep-18-09 06:45 PM   #64 
  - It's your actions that count, so keep up the good work.  JBoy   Sep-18-09 06:14 PM   #36 
  - I am so glad that when I went to college after living in small, rich mostly white town.  Jennicut   Sep-18-09 06:14 PM   #37 
  - i appreciate your honesty  noiretextatique   Sep-18-09 06:17 PM   #38 
  - .....  gateley   Sep-18-09 06:19 PM   #41 
  - when ever this subject comes up I am reminded of the movie "A Time to Kill"  NMDemDist2   Sep-18-09 06:24 PM   #45 
  - "If I have children, they will be better persons than I, I will make sure of it."  iris27   Sep-18-09 06:32 PM   #49 
  - My dad (Boston Irish Catholic) was anti-Semitic. I never knew that growing up --  gateley   Sep-18-09 07:51 PM   #84 
  - This is how we change a generation...  Dappleganger   Sep-18-09 10:54 PM   #102 
  - No flames from me.  cliffordu   Sep-18-09 06:35 PM   #51 
  - "...bash me senseless at your own leisure."  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-18-09 06:42 PM   #56 
  - I have some of that similar programming. Texas style.  byronius   Sep-18-09 06:42 PM   #57 
  - OK. Good luck with all that...  MineralMan   Sep-18-09 06:44 PM   #60 
  - As others have said, I appreciate your honesty.  CBR   Sep-18-09 06:47 PM   #65 
  - People may dismantle racism and bigotry within  LatteLibertine   Sep-18-09 07:08 PM   #72 
  - I'm pretty fucking sure that all of us have had racist /anti-semitic/gay-bashing thoughts.Except for  Happyhippychick   Sep-18-09 07:13 PM   #73 
  - "Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone"  varelse   Sep-18-09 07:14 PM   #74 
  - The eye-rolling and tee-heeing in this thread puzzles me. I think this is a very honest and true  Brickbat   Sep-18-09 07:16 PM   #75 
  - I don't get it either.  Forkboy   Sep-18-09 09:20 PM   #92 
  - i've been pointing people to this article  AusDem   Sep-18-09 07:19 PM   #76 
  - IMHO, the only trustworthy white American, when it comes to race relations  Karenina   Sep-18-09 07:26 PM   #77 
  - if it's not race or gender, then it's usually something,  G_j   Sep-18-09 09:54 PM   #98 
  - Not usually, my dearest G_j  Karenina   Sep-19-09 02:24 PM   #134 
     - I see what you're saying  G_j   Sep-19-09 03:15 PM   #138 
        - Dysfunction, indeed!  Karenina   Sep-19-09 04:14 PM   #145 
           - thinking about it, I honestly believe  G_j   Sep-19-09 04:28 PM   #146 
  - I wouldn't go quite that far. But damn close.  BlooInBloo   Sep-19-09 03:17 PM   #139 
     - I went THAT far??? Oh, dear...  Karenina   Sep-19-09 03:45 PM   #141 
        - You.... too-far-goer!  BlooInBloo   Sep-19-09 03:48 PM   #142 
  - Thanks for your honesty and courage.  lurky   Sep-18-09 07:28 PM   #78 
  - Racism is a tool that is often used by the wealthy/ruling class to divide people  LatteLibertine   Sep-18-09 07:35 PM   #80 
  - well, if everyone in the world checked their DNA  Mari333   Sep-18-09 07:38 PM   #81 
  - +1  voc   Sep-19-09 01:41 AM   #119 
  - Despite how  Libertas1776   Sep-18-09 08:26 PM   #86 
  - I want to thank you for this post ....  gleaner   Sep-18-09 08:47 PM   #87 
  - The tree of racism has been cut down long ago...  LanternWaste   Sep-18-09 09:06 PM   #88 
  - Have some popcorn...  elshiva   Sep-18-09 09:16 PM   #89 
  - Congratulations to you for knowing the dark side of yourself, and your  LynnTheDem   Sep-18-09 09:18 PM   #91 
  - Good for you..  zytime   Sep-18-09 09:34 PM   #94 
  - I Admire Your Honesty  Raejeanowl   Sep-18-09 09:36 PM   #95 
  - Most people are, somewhat.  Unvanguard   Sep-18-09 09:42 PM   #96 
  - Or a degree of resentment?  tnlefty   Sep-18-09 09:54 PM   #97 
  - I noticed my own prejudices in my 30's  laughingliberal   Sep-18-09 10:00 PM   #99 
  - What would this thread be without the inevitable cliche...  The Animator   Sep-18-09 10:44 PM   #101 
  - I think this is one of the major things that separates the Right and the Left.  Forkboy   Sep-18-09 11:02 PM   #105 
  - You're a class act in my book. One of the finest threads I've ever seen here....  Rowdyboy   Sep-18-09 10:55 PM   #103 
  - You've Got To Be Carefully Taught  TicketyBoo   Sep-18-09 10:56 PM   #104 
  - I have not read any of the other posts yet.  Quantess   Sep-18-09 11:11 PM   #108 
  - No flames from me  guitar man   Sep-18-09 11:28 PM   #109 
  - I see the majority of posts here have commended you for coming out for this  TK421   Sep-18-09 11:33 PM   #110 
  - I was a white minority in my NM schools.  alittlelark   Sep-19-09 01:15 AM   #114 
  - I've got a bit of that.  optimal-tomato   Sep-19-09 01:15 AM   #115 
  - Now Jesse Owens, he was black but also the fastest racist of his time.  Kablooie   Sep-19-09 01:24 AM   #116 
  - Takes a brave person to admit their flaws. No judgment here. ..  GivePeaceAchance   Sep-19-09 01:25 AM   #117 
  - I am Spartacus!  Fuzz   Sep-19-09 01:45 AM   #120 
  - Know thyself  tama   Sep-19-09 03:41 AM   #122 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-19-09 08:41 AM   #125 
  - Maybe if so many of your Republican friends weren't racist it wouldn't be a problem.  Forkboy   Sep-19-09 08:46 AM   #126 
  - "he's an asshole because he's an asshole"  Patiod   Sep-19-09 10:17 AM   #128 
  - Damn, If only the cucumbers had flourished like this thread...  ejbrush   Sep-19-09 10:55 AM   #131 
     - Hmmm.  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-19-09 02:18 PM   #133 
     - Let's call it pleasant suprise, eh?  ejbrush   Sep-19-09 03:01 PM   #137 
        - Yeah.  A-Schwarzenegger   Sep-19-09 03:19 PM   #140 
     - Babykins, are you stuck there?  Karenina   Sep-19-09 02:50 PM   #136 
     - Superb Bloody Mary? I won't leave a bar without them telling me what they put  TK421   Sep-19-09 03:53 PM   #143 
 

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