I think maybe "Smarts" should be in quotation marks in this feature's title.
Funny though the Elephant also will follow blindly behind the lead Elephant where The Donkey is stubborn enough to question where its going. Thats all that needs be said.
teabagger old fart racists and clueless redneck racists make up a major part of the repubican base. you can't argue that point because you see and hear in this very village every day. what is amusing is that they continue to vote against their best interests and then blame the black guy in the white house...
The humble jackass, by its hard labor, helped build the West.
By the way, did you get the joke?--that a piece of ass is sexier than a piece of elephant?
I am glad you agree the birther stuff is nonsense, but you miss the point. How is it that "nonsense" managed to get so much traction in the media and among people who otherwise show a great deal of common sense?
I never said the Republicans were themselves "overtly racist." I said they fan the flames of racism. Several Republican representatives have expressed doubt about the president's birth, or say they just do not know. That is fanning the flames.
You neglected to address the issue of Speaker Boehner's culpability. Before you ask me to provide more examples of Republican flirtation with racism, deal with what is already on the table.
The racism is palpable? Can you provide specific incidences where conservative legislators made overtly racial comments about Obama and/or his cohorts? Can you explain how black conservatives such as Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Ben Carson, etc. can be racist in their scathing assessments? Agreed that the "birther" stuff was nonsense, but while there are many that voted against him because of his skin, just as many voted FOR him for the same reason; is that not also racist?
The GOP is represented by the elephant; the largest land mammal, known for intelligence, loyalty and a familial disposition. The Democrats are represented by an ass? 'Nuff said.
Just saw a relevant bumper sticker. It bears the logo of the Democratic Party donkey, and says, "Democrats are sexy. Who ever heard of a nice piece of elephant?"
On the contrary, Mr. Faltz, the racism is palpable; the criticism is a pack of vicious, racist lies, which are obvious to all but the most brainwashed.
The main feature of racism is that it is irrational. Take, for example, the birth certificate nonsense. No matter how many times the President released his birth certificate, racists refused to believe it, because they are irrational.
The Republican Party, so far as I know, did not start this brush fire, but here is how they fan the flames: House Speaker John Boehner said he believed the President is an American and he believed the birth certificate is genuine but it is not his duty or responsibility to correct the misconceptions of the citizenry! That is Obama's job.
Which is like saying, "I saw someone in the National Forest drop his cigarette in the brush without stamping it out. I could have walked over and stamped it out myself, but that is not my job. That is the Forestry Service's job."
As far as I am concerned Boehner is not himself a racist, but he and his cohorts are flirting with treason.
"the president deserves the highest of honors" - For?...
"Republicans continue to fan the flames of racism""- No, that would be liberals; it's all they have left to defend valid criticism of the man with. I thought you'd be somehow about such nonsense, but I guess when his failures are so complete and unavoidable, even those with something to say abandon reason for desperate, last ditch efforts; good luck hitching your wagon to THAT star for the next 2 1/2 years!
Kevin, the reasons for--and potential for success of--impeachment proceedings are debateable, but this course of action should not be pursued for two reasons:
1) His incompetence and abysmal failures while in office (the economy, imploding ACA, foreign policy blunders...) are obvious to all but the most myopically devoted, and coupled with the ever-increasing litany of scandals (F&F, the NSA, the IRS, Benghazi, the VA, our southern border, etc.) his popularity is a thousand fathoms underwater and his "legacy" forever besmirched; so why would you want to make a martyr out of him? His record will be his undoing, and hopefully the electorate will be a bit more discretionary about who they elect in the future: choosing qualifications over charisma and results over rhetoric (but some never learn; witness how popular Hillary currently is *sigh*).
2) Two words: President Biden
On the contrary, Mr. Groenhagen, the president deserves the highest of honors, not impeachment, but the corrupt Republicans continue to fan the flames of racism and beat the drums of paranoia. Furthermore, the "people themselves" did "take the initiative" to elect him to office twice in spite of all the lies and propaganda you and your ilk could publish. All of this plotting of his impeachment is the last desperate attempt of the corrupt Republican Party to circumvent the will of the people and deprive us of our choice.
The last time I looked, this country was governed by a Constitution written by our Founding Fathers, not by the "Second Treatise of Government." I do not believe that John Locke, brilliant as he may have been, had any direct hand in the authoring of our Constitution, and no unconstitutional process you may contemplate can be justified by citing his work. The Supreme Court has never ruled on whether or not any statute violates the principles of John Locke, nor clarified any paragraph of the "Second Treatise" to ensure it was correctly applied.
Obama can, and should, be impeached. However, the corrupt Democrats in the Senate would block conviction. Therefore, I believe the people themselves should take the initiative and remove Obama from office by following the process outlined in chapter 19 of John Locke’s “Second Treatise of Government.” I outline the reasons why Obama should be removed from office and Locke’s prescription for putting the old form of government, i.e., our constitutional republic, into new hands in a short book, which can be downloaded at www.chapter19.us/whatthen.pdf
Hey Brien, I grew up in LA and I'll tell you, women on hispanic stations have always looked like that. I'll take the girls on telemundo or univision any day. They get it, it's just reading the teleprompter and look pretty reading what your corporate masters tell you, kinda like Obama. They leave politics out of news opposed to here where only leftists can get a job. That's why their anchors look like Sofia Vergara and ours look like Martha Raddatz, or Skeletor with a blonde wig, I get the two confused. Face it, nothing more homely than a leftist woman.
Aaron Mendel's letter displayed a stunning, fundamental ignorance and astounded this one citizen--does anyone really want to climb the smokestack of a plant that processed cyanide and other profoundly toxic chemicals?
Nitty Gritty on tour and no Kansas City date? Shame on you guys. Still luv you though
Like it or not Cimarron is long overdue for a make over. As the entrance to the Rocky Mountains it should have always been a majestic drive. At this time it is a great example of urban blight with empty buildings, junk yards, an abandoned factory, a fence that forbids exit off this road and a creek that has not seen flood control in a 100 years. The crime is Colorado Springs was allowed to treat this portion of the west side as a dumping ground and will be barely responsible for its recovery if this 2 year construction project achieves that. There aren't that many homes along Highway 24 that will be directly affected unless you consider the mobile home parks. I won't miss seeing these unsustainable aluminum boxes. The concern for me is the construction and recovery will stop at the mouth of Ute Pass. This Pass should be further developed with biking and hiking trails and businesses that support this tourist activity. Why this opportunity has escaped the attention of Colorado Springs for over 200 years is the real mystery. It indicates the only sustainable thing CS city government can offer is ignorance.
To Kimberly"s post; It's truly amazing how people use religion as an excuse to act and say whatever they want under the shield of the moral "high ground" provided by religion. When people selectively interpret the Bible as a justification for their views, it baffles my mind that they don't realize how ridiculous it is to select the parts of the Bible that they like, while choosing to overlook the parts they do not like. While at the same time, acting in a way they see as validated because their opinion is sanctioned by God.
To question the difference between a civilian combatant and a military combatant sure as heck dont justify killing those boys on the beach. Even Israel said that was a huge mistake. Its foolish to even try to justify it that way. I have no dog in that fight what so ever Ive never been there I dont have any family there and as far as I know dont intend to. But I do question who is Israels enemy. Now what some label me as Liberal is my thought of as to why. For all the strides the Human race has made. Why are we still killing each other? Ideas and Money is the only thing I see as the answer and thats a shame.
I have been missing Sudoku "X" for several weeks.
please bring it back!
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