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Ateam1, so you agree with Mike and Leon huh. You should really get out more. I am posting a link specifically for you guys. I know, it won't change your thinking but another perspective could be indicative of your parents failure in raising you. It must be tough living in a bubble and being detached from reality.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/06/14/homophobic-comments-from-jeff-flake-s-son-reflect-gop-s-isolation.html2 days ago
So now is Spike Lee and Al Sharpton supposed to speak for everyone? Just like opposing a cheerios ad with a biracial couple or a young Hispanic singing the national anthem, or your friend not being welcomed in school, stereotypes are driven by ignorance. The fact is that many young whites don't listen to rap then offend pretty much every other group around. Also, if rap is all that destructive to black communities, why is it that all of these so called white consumers are immune to its effects? I stick by everything I said in my previous posts. Every word. I'm still waiting on your proof that it causes deleterious harm in the black community and again be specific. The truth is that you and Randy are using it as a crutch to justify whatever stereotypes and false analogies that you want to believe. Kids do stupid things but the fact remains that your objection stems from the NAACP requesting a meeting with the Senator. That doesn't justify you using rap music to denigrate the whole black community. 4 days ago
Yes, I am. REALLY!! Having grownup in the south during Jim Crow, I am all to familiar with the stereotypes and thinking of those like you who want to deflect from one issue by highlighting another. Your thinking that rap music highlights the worst stereotypes of blacks is in itself deleterious. I can't stand rap music but am not going to let you get away with that lie. Give proof of your claim that " songs and music" have a more subtle effect and be specific. Most stereotypes of blacks have been around long before rap music was thought of. I don't think the ranting of a dumb 15 year old is worse than your ignorant deflection, yes false equivalency, because you don't think the NAACP should be involved. The dad is a Senator and as a public servant and parent of an underage teen is responsible whether you like it or not. FYI: The NAACP IS on record objecting to rap lyrics as early as the early 90's.
http://www.naacp.org/press/entry/naacp-launches--quot-stop-quot--campaign5 days ago
So Randy, your agreeing with Mike means what exactly? I stated in my previous post that I don't think they need to meet but for very different reasons. Using false equivalencies such as rappers and African American births just serve to highlight your ignorance when it comes to race and respect for others. I don't recall any rappers going by the name of "Crackerkiller", do you? While stating the obvious that "what a 15 year old said is disgusting", you want to deflect the fact that this kid at the least could have learned this bigotry at home and at most lacks supervision. And by a Senator who is supposed to represent all the citizens. Your logic is that the NAACP shouldn't question anything because they should be focusing on black issues which puts into perspective very well what your thinking is. 15 years or not, I'm betting the first time that he pops off to the wrong person he will learn what he should have been taught at home. 5 days ago
There are always those amongst us, McClellan and Ceniceros, that prove that ignorance has no bounds. While I don't agree that they need to meet with Flake, there is no denying that there has been a titanic failure in parenting. Respect for others, no matter who, begins at home. The old axioms of parenting, "garbage in equals garbage out and what kids say at home may be cute but very embarrassing out in public" are in play here. Ceniceros, your logic may be exactly why blacks wouldn't vote for him. Your whole comment is ignorant. No false equivalencies will change that. 5 days ago
"It would be illogical to conclude that the Legislature may ask the voters to approve (the law) and then disregard their decision,''
Not according to them. Haven't you heard, they don't serve at the pleasure of the citizens. Besides, it's only for education and that beast needs to be starved. Privatize it so that they can get their cut and they will put the money back in it. I don't know which is worst, the election of these clowns or the belief that they would serve the will of the voters.2 months ago
A.J. Lafaro did what Teapubs usually do when you don't agree with them, name call and insult. By no means am I saying that I agree with anything Brewer says or does but expectations should be that elected public servants should be able to conduct themselves appropriately while doing the peoples business without acting like a five year old. It also shows zero respect for the office. Now, even if I did agree with his argument, why should I support his position after the example he has shown? It is no wonder most of the rest of the nation view Arizona politics as off the rails.3 months ago
Sorry Thane but I don't agree with your logic. I am guessing that 99% of school board members were trained if only indirectly in academia and not law enforcement. If they approve a bad lesson plan or text books you may end up with a child with wasted potential. If they err in their choice of " which employees are competent to protect children from harm " , the child could end up injured or dead. As a veteran I can recall times when the whole squad questioned whether certain troops should be armed and that was with training. My belief is that weapons and student populations don't mix. Never have and never will.3 months ago
Ok, I'll bite. Now lets just say its ok ( for the record I don't agree with this law) for Goober the janitor or Mr I ran out of meds the other day or Mrs I'm having a really bad pms dayto be armed to the teeth around school kids. Shouldn't we as parents minimally expect for that person to report to law enforcement if the weapon is lost or stolen. Exactly what is the motive behind wanting to keep something like that a secret? Hypothetically, little Johnny and his friends finds Mr Goobers gun that he dropped, misplaced, laid down, you pick it. But they don't turn it in. Now what could go wrong with that? As far as the School Boards, do we really want to put that much responsibility/power in their hands. Once they get elected they don't nessecarily inform or care what the parents say or think. They usually decide at the meeting before the meeting. Being a parent of four kids and having my best friend elected and serve as a board member, I know that they do this as fact. I think some of our elected officials have gone off the rails.3 months ago
She meant that it won't hurt to bad as long as you are not the one being displaced.4 months ago