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Lovemesomesoftball

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It's a funny thing, 20 years ago I thought I knew everything now I don't know if I know anything. Twenty years ago I felt my generation would overcome the racial, gender and social biases. Well, here we are 20 years later and well.......

Now I say everyone's unique experience in life gives them an unique perception, interpretation to events, comments, images etc.

That what is art answer might might be the right answer to what is prejudice, sexism, racism.....maybe it can't be defined but an individual will recognize it as such when they come across it.

I like Mark Cuban and he is catching fire for a comment he recently made. Somebody tried to drag me into that discussion and I declined. Mark Cuban said we all have some prejudices and continued by stating he would cross the street if he was walking at night and saw black guys in a hoodie and would cross the street again if he saw bald white dudes with tattoos.

I think all humans have innate nature to survive. Something in us tells us there can be danger in various situations and some of us listen some do not. I wouldn't walk down the the street at night period. If I did find myself walking down the street at night, I would be afraid and suspicious of just about anybody who came my way. Not because of what they wore, color of skin, sex etc but because I don't know them.

Walking down the street at night is a scenario that shows universal dangers but all dangers aren't universal. My immediate dangers, or dangers I can face in a day may be completely different from another person, woman, black woman or person throughout the world. I have taken various paths in my life to get where I am today. Some have taken similar paths but none have walked in my shoes. This is why someone I might consider to be a friend might be conservative, may oppose Obama and fear what he is doing to this country. This is why someone I might consider a friend may be liberal, may support Obama an love what he is doing for the country.

When I look at it from their point on view, I might not agree but I can began to understand where they are coming from.

It's a clear and present danger for me and m family when Trayvon Martin is profiled for wearing a hoodie, when a kid is killed for playing his music too loud or killed by a transit cop who confused his tazer for his gun,  Why? Because my family tree is filled with young black men. I want them to experience joyous life.

I support gay and transgender rights not because I am gay or transgender but because I believe all people should have equal rights. I am less vocal because I don't have the time to fight their fight all 24/7.

I am not white nor a male but it hurts me deeply when I see a viral video of a white guy being knocked out or beaten because of the color of his skin.  I hope those who do it are prosecuted and jailed for a very long time.

What I am trying to do is not keep a scorecard. To me it doesn't matter if person A and person B are in the same situation but person A is given more love or less love. If I feel their is inequality, I try to do what is in my power to change it. I am not a powerful person. I can't call a press conference and have media at my doorstep. I do have a voice in the art community so I use it. I use humor too bring attention to injustices I perceive. Many times people don't get my humor. Some people don't care for my opinion. That's fine just fine.

Well hey everyone, I just stopped by to say hello. Hope everyone is well. I should be on the board more in a couple of months. Just been extremely busy.Take care!


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LMSS - I don't agree with everything in it, but I love your post.  Thanks for dropping in.
Dewey

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LMSS - Hello and a belated happy birthday to you.
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Hey A, great to hear from you.   Frank
PS - I don't think that Cuban said anything terribly wrong.  He just said that we react to stereotypes in self defense from a potential danger.  He didn't say that all of anything is all bad, just that  a few of anything can be viewed as dangerous.  I don't shy away from Yorkshire terriers or miniature poodles, but I give Pit Bulls or Dobermans a wide space, yet they are all dogs.  I'm sure that there are many Pit Bulls that are pussycats, but my protective stereotyping doesn't want me to take the chance that I've run into the dangerous ones so I give them enough space to make me feel safe and identify them by their outward appearance.  Maybe after I get to know them, I will know which ones are the pussycats, but until then I'll play it "Better safe than sorry".   

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Much the same way people shy away from Men with long hair and beards that ride Harley Davidsons.
There is that certain stereotype there.

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Much the same way people shy away from Men with long hair and beards that ride Harley Davidsons.
There is that certain stereotype there.


Not if they dye their beards and play Santa Claus!
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LMSS glad to hear from you. You are missed.
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Much the same way people shy away from Men with long hair and beards that ride Harley Davidsons.
There is that certain stereotype there.
Not if they dye their beards and play Santa Claus! ____________________________ Steve Rhodes


HA HA HA HA.
Got me there......

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Not really, because anyone who is white that does that gets called out, ostracized, labeled a bigot, fired, suspended, or whatever.

Holder and Obama are applauded when they do it.

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mike - Do you know any caucasian  "race baiters" either in or out of government?  Takes two to tango.  


mikec - I used to sympathize with you and bhblue when you told the readers that far too often, when criticizing this President, some out there would respond with an accusation of "racists".  There was some truth to your concerns.  I've since come to realize that if one supports President Obama, and/or Democrats in general, they're far too often accused of being in favor of child molesters as well as being haters, or uncaring, of those who serve.  The accusation Hillary favors child molestation has recently been made inside here and I'm not sure if any on the Right inside here disagree.  She's already been accused of not caring for our men and women who serve so my claims seem fully supported.
keepinitreal

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Boy, you guys throw dewy a bone and he's chases it, anywhere he can
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I would laugh if it weren't so sad.
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ForeverInBlue

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Hahahah!

That's how it works. You point out to the left how their policy endangers people, and they go all drama queen because you hurt their feelings.

They don't respond with facts, they respond with juvenile emotion.

Obviously some people don't handle the truth very well.

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keepinitreal

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drama queen?  pretty funny  

I can actually see the tears dripping from post #69.  How pathetically sad rocklifter

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You point out to the left how their policy endangers people,


FIB - That's a good one.  I hope readers go back and read your post.  In any event, I think I'll reverse this new spin of yours and pass it on to mikec so he'll fully understand what is going down the next time he thinks somebody is calling a Conservative a racist.  What they're actually saying is...


"The consequences of supporting a Republican are racist in nature."


I'm not sure he'll accept this version of your spin but, then again, what you're presenting here isn't anywhere near the direct accusation you applied to Ms. Clinton and yours truly.  Secondly, why did you separate me from all other Democrat supporters as favoring child molestation?  Never mind, like I said yesterday, I think you just flipped out for reasons I'm unaware of.
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You're not making any sense again. Up your meds, maybe?

FYI, I applied it to you because you are the one on here supporting these immigration policies, even though you know full well this includes child rapists. You can whine all you want and characterize it however you want, it doesn't change the facts.

Now you're trying to play us off each other - Hahahhahaha! Good luck with that.

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Not just child molesters, gang members 16 and 17 years old are crossing over our borders. The libs support gang members crossing our borders also. Not a peep from them about the child molesters and gang members coming to our country. Their lack of posting on the subject shows their lack of concern on the matter. They are sitting back loving the destruction of this country.
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FYI, I applied it to you because you are the one on here supporting these immigration policies, even though you know full well this includes child rapists.


FIB - Again, when did I do this and where did I do this?  You do know, the ten or twelve of us here aren't running the Country from our keyboard, right?  This isn't some type of interactive mastermind game we got going here.  Talk about getting a little out there.

Btw, a reminder that Democrats hate the wealthy and we don't like the poor either as we simply want to keep them dependent on the Federal Government.  I forgot these two inaccurate accusations in my last post.
keepinitreal

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and from your keyboard you are able to correctly identify inaccurate statements from accurate statements and no one else can? isn't the libs war on income inequality a dislike for the wealthy? the interviews i generally see, usually show a disdain by the have nots towards the haves. they need to pay their fair share I think is how the loons phrase it. they like to claim other's possessions as their own.

very proud of you dewy finally coming down off that 50,000 number and lowering your expectations. you had always pretended that you were speaking to more than a dozen. what happened to all those 'readers'?

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OK, Dewey is officially cornered now. A dangerous beast, backed into a corner, ready to attack and snip your heel at any moment.

The horror, the horror.

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Dewey, if you're saying you don't support Obama's immigration policies now would be a good time to say so.
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FIB - I vote for the President and then I basically support his decisions.  I'm not smart enough to know exactly what we should do in Iraq, exactly what we need to do at the border, etc.  Now tell me what policy I'm supposed to be supporting or opposing.  I understand you have an article written by a right leaning source that says some kids with gang tattoos are being placed in these centers as well.  I have no idea how accurate or how significant this story is but I'm sure we'll take the necessary steps to review and make a decision as to how these teenagers/children are handled.  I'm certainly not interested in surfing the internet, finding a right leaning story like this one, and then leaping out of my seat to start calling everyone pro child molesters or pro gang members based on some comments from a national review reporter.  There's probably a lot more to this story than I would understand at this time.
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You don't have to search out any right wing story for info on crime committed by illegal immigrants. Anyone paying even a modicum of attention understands issues related to Obama's policies.

Are you now pretending you don't pay attention to the immigration issue, that you are completely unaware of crime committed by immigrants is what we should be believe here

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I've seen legal immigrants convicted of murder.  Does that mean I condone people being killed because I support immigration? 

I'm no expert on immigration so I'll leave it up to the President and Congress to figure it out.  I doubt you're an expert either. 

Edit:  I have heard of undocumented immigrants involved in drunk driving incidents where people died just as I've heard about legal immigrants involved in similar.  Not sure what I'm supposed to do with that information but I suppose you'll link some examples of what you're referring to as they develop.
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Nah, no need for links. I'll just keep you marked down for supporting illegal immigration that leads to the raping of 12 year old girls. And probably boys too, for that matter.
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That's because you have intellectual limits.  Otherwise, you could instead explain to the readers how you're going to deport every undocumented immigrant in this Country.

Edit:  Must have been something you ate on Thursday evening to put you on this "Dewey supports child molestation" train.
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It's not a train it's a fact. You're sick in the head. And vile.
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I've seen legal immigrants convicted of murder.  Does that mean I condone people being killed because I support immigration? 

I'm no expert on immigration so I'll leave it up to the President and Congress to figure it out.  I doubt you're an expert either. 

Edit:  I have heard of undocumented immigrants involved in drunk driving incidents where people died just as I've heard about legal immigrants involved in similar.  Not sure what I'm supposed to do with that information but I suppose you'll link some examples of what you're referring to as they develop.

Perhaps if the borders were secure or the illegal had been deported then their drunk driving accidents would not have happened and hence not taken the life of an innocent. Yes the incidents occur with both citizens and illegals but if you can prevent one, is that not a positive
If a tree falls....

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 Perhaps if the borders were secure or the illegal had been deported then their drunk driving accidents would not have happened and hence not taken the life of an innocent. Yes the incidents occur with both citizens and illegals but if you can prevent one, is that not a positive If a tree falls....


That's what he says when he puts on his gun grabber hat

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 Perhaps if the borders were secure or the illegal had been deported then their drunk driving accidents would not have happened and hence not taken the life of an innocent. Yes the incidents occur with both citizens and illegals but if you can prevent one, is that not a positive If a tree falls....


That's what he says when he puts on his gun grabber hat


^^^^  Exactamundo! ^^^^ 

You beat me to it.  I need to get up earlier I guess.
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Yay, I knew some of you would get that point. 'Some' meaning right leaning posters. [smile]

For the slower folk here, the obvious difference is the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Constitution, while illegal immigrants are, by definition, illegal, and have no right to even be here, let alone be here raping our children.

Also obvious is that guns don't rape and murder our children, illegal immigrants do.

Those who facilitate and support the influx of illegals, starting with Obama and on down to whacko Obamite cultists, are vile and disgusting for the crimes being perpetrated on our children by their policy.

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