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My Thoughts About the GOP's Lawsuit

I think that this lawsuit is a waste of time and a hypocritical waste of taxpayer money. The money could've been better spent on things such as infrastructure and education, but of course that was out of the question. However, what's also troubling to me about this is that it helps foster even more cynicism among Americans towards their own government as the Republican House continues wasting time on nonsense instead of working to create jobs, and it is dangerous for some of America's adversaries such as Russia to see how elected Republicans disrespect the President and portray him as illegitimate.
My hope is that people will look at this lawsuit and be inspired to vote against the GOP this November. This lawsuit is further evidence of the stark contrast that exists between the two parties these days. Democrats have been trying to take care of business, while the Republicans have been farting around. This foolishness absolutely must stop for the sake of the country.

"Why Angry Grandpa is Banned from Wal-Mart"

News reporting has come a long way over the years...

The Masturbating Cheeto

"Powerful portraits of brave people revealing their insecurities" (PIC HEAVY)

Link: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/5LXRZ5/1jt39fTXx:fmDpnzRf/indulgd.com/what-i-be-project-by-steve-rosenfield/

The What I Be Project by photographer Steve Rosenfield is an intriguing study into the human condition. The participants in Steve’s projects bare their souls writing their biggest insecurities on their bodies with markers and then letting Steve photograph them. Their messages tell of fears, self-doubts, and labels for society that stop most of us from living happier lives, but it also shows us the amazing bravery of the participants to share their innermost fears with the world. How many of us have the bravery to admit we were molested, feel ugly, think we are too thin or too fat, and to do it in such a daring public way?

The images help us open up to our own inner fears and realize most of the time the worst part of the fear is our own self-loathing, not the real reactions of society.

"So how was Reagan's economy so much better (than Obama's)?"

This place needs something to get excited about. >> #4

Question for DUers: Who Do You Trust Less--The GOP or Pres. Putin

Tiger roars at little girl

Just got into a short YouTube argument

x-Posted from GD.

Here is the video:

So I posted a comment about the title of the video that says:

"So the title of this video is "Jacksonville state university student beats down his BLACK roommate for stealing his stuff". I don't get how including the roommate's race in the title is really relevant whatsoever. All it does is make something a Black-and-White issue that need not be. It also creates an "otherization" of Blacks, and further contributes to the image of us all being thieves.
Every time I see video titles like these and as I read some of the comments below, it makes me cringe. America (and society as a whole) evidently still has a long way to go in solving its race problem."

A person who calls themselves "Jerry Seinfeld" said:

"Here comes the PC police, keeping those hurt feelings in check officer?"

My response was:
"PC police". So basically it is "PC" to call out ignorance, then. Got it. You're basically expecting people to sit down and shut up.
I really get a kick out of how people like you throw around the "PC" term in order to justify being backwards-minded assholes in the 21st century. Grow up."

Another person calling themselves "Jake Tere" responded to me, saying
"lol butthurt nigga chill up homie"

My response to that was:
"What is this, kindergarten?"

Jake Tere said:
"lol wut why you defend a thief"

My response:
"I'm not defending a thief. My point was that whoever that posted this video didn't need to include the guy's race in the title, and that it was totally irrelevant to what happened. That's it."

Anyway, I just wanted to share this with the folks here at DU after I saw the thread about "political correctness". Not only did I find the title of the video to be ridiculous, but I was also disgusted with how there were actually more people giving the first person who responded to me more "thumbs up", despite how ignorant and mean-spirited his comment was. I'm fully aware that YouTube comments in general are a cesspool, but boredom got the best of me here...now I feel like I've caught the cooties and need to take a cold shower.
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