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Those are fair points

And her full process of "change" would be interesting to learn about.

I would also be interested in learning about how she reconciled her focus on personal wealth with the disregard for "the other" that to me Reagan embodied. How did he get her to ignore what an all around awful human being he was?

That interests me.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sat Jul 19, 2014, 09:56 AM (2 replies)


I wasn't trying to be Socrates.

I was going more for a Tina Fey script - And with that . . .

"Whatever, I’m getting cheese fries.” - Regina
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jul 18, 2014, 01:39 PM (0 replies)

I agree with Chris Christie? Regarding the kids at the Border


Okay - NOT the first part - butthe section in bold.

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis.

"I have great empathy for that situation, but frankly the administration has done an awful job in securing our border, and they need to do that," Christie told reporters in Marion, Iowa, where he campaigned for incumbent Gov. Terry Branstad.

"I don't think ... it matters one bit what your Hispanic population is, as to whether or not you're going to offer help and assistance," he continued. "So we'll take every request that comes based on its merits and make those decisions."

He stressed that he doesn't want to "participate in encouraging this," but added "we are an empathetic people in this country and we don't like seeing people suffer."

What do you guys think? I know we have two detention centers here - but he's not talking about that. I think we would have to move quickly to get the schools ready and to find resources of support for those in our communities who would take these kids in.

And - I wonder if you would have to speak Spanish? Not being a jerk about that (language barrier). I don't know that my husband's Spanish skills would be strong enough in this situation.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jul 18, 2014, 05:33 AM (0 replies)

Note - I don't have Warren for Pres in my sig line

I think arguments and debates about 2016 are silly when we are so close to the midterms.

I have a different take away from this -

Does Tennant have to take the approach on those two issues in WV - if she feels an endorsement from Elizabeth Warren would help among the voters?

Think about that - W.V. I don't know if Warren would be a great endorsement in my district in NJ - a better one would be Booker who represents to many here optimism and prosperity. But in W.V. - this 'far left Senator' could make a difference?

That's something. And it's very interesting.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Jul 15, 2014, 08:39 AM (0 replies)

Great bullet points on white privilege

As people who benefit from racial privilege, whites can support the leadership of people of color by first challenging these deeply-ingrained myths about racism before entering into a conversation about it, especially with people of color:

1) “You’re racist for making this an issue of race.”

2) “I don’t see race. I only see the human race.”

3) “Talking about issues in terms of ‘white people’ and ‘white privilege’ is reverse racism.”

4) “You [person of color] clearly don’t know what racism is. According to Webster’s Dictionary...”

5) “You [person of color] said something about white people doing racist things, so I demand you explain this to me right now.”

6) “But my [person of color] friend said it was OK if I did it [racially problematic thing].”

7) “Stop attacking me for having privileges just because I’m white. It’s racist and hurtful.”

8) “I’m sick of pretending that [people of color] need special rights and programs just because they aren’t white. We have problems too, you know.”

9) Insert tear-filled expression of white privilege guilt or denial here.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jul 13, 2014, 06:01 AM (1 replies)

I guess I'm not like you

I appreciate mylye's insight on issues that he/she has shared with us since joining. You must not have seen their posts?

These two posts are why my husband will never have an account here.

He reads a great deal.

But in spite of the fact that he has mastery of 3 languages other than English and his native language - he's still weakest at WRITING English.

And I bet mylye probably has MORE than just English and French . . . they aren't backwards in Europe like we Americans are. They understand the world is bigger than just them. I've had some great experiences is France but I don't have that typical American arrogance so they treat me well. Yes - you can say I welcome this poster. They are a breath of fresh air!
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Thu Jul 10, 2014, 01:32 PM (2 replies)

Rushdoony-ites going off the rails

I'm book marking this and adding to my journal to come back to later.

Thanks! We need every little thing about these people expose. The Family Research council has been around an awful long time - now we know what direction they are taking.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Jul 8, 2014, 12:04 PM (0 replies)

I saw mentions of this quinnox post re black hair styles

Thats unfortunate - seriously unfortunate.

ETA - I realize you can't answer in this thread anymore - but I wonder if he realized Halle cheated? She had her nose narrowed to be more acceptable to the dominant culture - and it was perfectly fine as it was.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Jul 8, 2014, 05:53 AM (0 replies)

+2 - quinnox post for journal

So I don't forget to remember
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Mon Jul 7, 2014, 03:25 PM (0 replies)

I like the term Mansplain woo Woo

This is posted in HOF - don't confuse it with another thread

So who else uses it?

I think it's an excellent way to to sum up an experience that is very unique to women.

It's one of those things that is just between us.

What am I missing here? And what does it have to do with any real issues . . .

Like I don't know - the recent ruling by the Scrotum Five on the SCOTUS <----because those men all have scrotums . . . Or equal pay. Or Voting Rights.

You know - things that actually matter to women and what I believe is a silent majority of men at DU.

So here you go - lets take the power back and control the conversation. If you like the terminology Mansplain to sum up what you have experienced in life. And if you refuse to stop using it becase it would take energy and effort to do so - energy and effort better spent on getting pro women's rights candidates elected this fall-

Check in.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jul 6, 2014, 01:11 AM (59 replies)
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