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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:23 AM
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1. Will someone please hand out baggies
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 11:24 AM by realpolitik
of whatever bud Dennis Kucinich smokes to the rest of the freakin House?

Just because us old hippies love him, does not mean that he is 100% right.
I am sure that a lot of folks don't want to hear this, but TFB.

Everytime we talk like we are the moral leaders of the world we were when
Jack Kennedy declared himself a yummy pastry in Berlin, we make more enemies.
Because we ain't done anything for the world on the scale of the Berlin airlift for quite some while.

Here's how it is on the ground.
My beloved is now in another nation, getting a PhD.
I have seen a couple families emigrate here, get to know the place, and proceed to move to other places, in one case returning to *Bosnia*.
The newcomers I know of Middle Eastern extraction are finding it hard to integrate *outside* their ethnic community in ways that
European Jewry did, but not to this degree. The same opportunities exist in many cases as did the mid 19th through mid twentieth C Eastern European immigration .
But the hostility is greater, I believe.

A Jordanian cabbie I know says he gets it both ways.
"They get in the cab, they think I am Mexican, and they
look down on me. Then I say something, and they won't look at me at all."
The 'they' he is referring to are exurbanites on the epic fare from NimbyCounty (made famous by Th. Franks) southwest of town, to the Nimby International Airport thirty miles north.

Our level of ignorance and xenophobia as a population is shocking.
You can't be as stupid, arrogant, and afraid as we have become and remain a democracy.
If the first decade of the 21st century teaches us anything, surely it should teach us that.

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