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  •  The GOP needs to be made to own him. (33+ / 0-)

    "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both." - Justice Louis Brandeis

    by flitedocnm on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 02:51:27 PM PST

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    •  To which I added: (32+ / 0-)

      "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few. But we can't have both." - Justice Louis Brandeis

      by flitedocnm on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 03:03:43 PM PST

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    •  You know what really frosts me? (26+ / 0-)

      If ANY Democrat ANYWHERE in the country tapped someone like Ted Nugent to speak at their event, the Republicans would go crazy, the mainstream media would bite and make a big deal out of it, and Democrats across the country would be forced to publicly repudiate the candidate who invited him.

      A GOP candidate who has an excellent chance of being governor of one of the biggest states in the country does it and it elicits shrugs from a media that should be outraged.

      Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

      by anastasia p on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 07:32:04 AM PST

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    •  Mongrels (2+ / 0-)
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      While I strongly object to "sub-human," I will say with certainty that mongrels are the smartest, healthiest dogs, period.  That part was a compliment!  Unintentional, but a compliment nonetheless.

      •  You must be kidding. (2+ / 0-)
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        "Mongrel" picks up all the old race-baiting "purity" crap, in which mixed-race people are seen as corrupting  the white race with their inferior genes.  The fact that actual mixed-breed dogs are fine, sometimes even especially fine, doesn't make this racist talk any less toxic and vile.

        --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

        by Fiona West on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 07:56:39 PM PST

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        •  Mongrel = Mutt (0+ / 0-)

          I didn't grow up in an area where mongrel was a racist slur----just another name for a mutt. Yeah, I get it was supposed to be a slur in Nugent's comment---I was just trying to deflate his  hate balloon by defining the term by its true meaning. Sorry you couldn't see my tongue in my cheek.  Should I have called "snark?"
          And I agree with the comment below about over-breeding.  

        •  That may be the intention, but (0+ / 0-)

          EVERY purity-based cult, whether proclaiming racial (i.e. genetic, "sort of"), national, ethnic, cultural or religious purity, has the value of "purity" vs "impurity" inverted.

          In nature, the best plants and livestock are produced by taking the best of different breeds and making hybrids (of course, breeds that are TOO far apart produce sterile hybrids such as mules and hinnys, but if that were true of human races, the racists would have nothing to worry about).  What is the simile for straight, white teeth?  LIKE HYBRID CORN.  And what, as Isaac Newton demonstrated, is "pure" white light?  ALL THE COLORS OF THE RAINBOW!  One more reason, perhaps, for the right wing haters to hate Rainbow Flags.

          The cultures and ethnic groups which have, objectively, achieved the most success and progress, namely the culture(s) of Western Europe, got that way BECAUSE they were a hybrid ... in this case, every "race" from the borders of India to the farthest coast of Ireland, with the entire Mediterranean basin thrown in.  Culture (and religion) mixed with culture over and over, so that new ideas were dreamed up, and propagated; languages split up and then mixed to produce, in English, the largest vocabulary in history, from the most languages (even the purity-loving KKK has a name derived from ancient Greek!), with other Western European languages not too far behind (even if, like the French Academy, some of their speakers resist it).

          And remember the Samaritans?  When the population of the conquered Northern Kingdom of Israel was forced by the Assyrians to be scrambled up with other peoples conquered by the Assyrians, the mixture of peoples who ended up IN that part of Israel became known as the Samaritans.  Some scholars say it was because the Northern Kingdom, and its capital, were named Samaria; others say the name was applied after the Judahites returned from THEIR exile in Babylon, derived from "Am ha-aritz" or "people of the land" and the name Samaria was back-derived from that.  Either way, they were the "mongrels" who had kept neither their bloodlines nor their worship of YHWH "pure" in the eyes of the priests who rebuilt Jerusalem, and in the eyes of their descendants.  But who was chosen by Jesus as the HERO of his little story about showing mercy to the injured?  That's right, the Good Samaritan!

          Basically, the alleged "superiority" of the "white race" consists of the fact that it IS a "mongrel race" and always has been!  Remember the Spanish Armada?  Well, the Moors occupied Spain for 8 centuries before Columbus' donors Ferdinand and Isabella kicked them (and the Jews) out in 1492 (wonder where those jewels came from?  confiscated from Moors maybe?), and they had to have left some of their DNA (BLACK DNA!) behind.  And some of those Spanish sailors survived the sinking of their ships and came aground on the coast of Ireland.  And you think none of those lovely colleens nursed a Spanish sailor back to health and married him?

          Well, you get the idea.  Cultures that remain isolated for centuries, like China, Japan, Korea, Zulu, Aztec, etc. become stagnated, but these same people, when they are exposed to outside ideas, WATCH OUT!

          So the logical conclusion is, IF the "white race" is so much "better" than other races, given the fact that the "white race" is already a mixture of so many "races" from ancient times, then "mongrelizing" and "polluting" its gene pool can only make it EVEN BETTER!  And when this is demonstrated, as in the case of President Obama, it makes the "hybrid deniers" like Nugent and the rest of his Klan buddies FURIOUS!

      •  Well mutts and mongrels aren't inbred little (1+ / 0-)
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        balls of furry fury either. Many of the "popular" breeds are so massively overbred they suffer massive problems Bulldogs and Pugs for example with the shortened snouts suffer respiratory complaints, and trouble due to excess skin than can require surgical correction, and the smaller the dog the bigger the issues, I'd compare Nugent to a little white yapper, but that's an insult to even the Maltese Terrier or a Chihuahua they don't deserve.

        •  And the human equivalents: (0+ / 0-)

          mountain folks (but it isn't their fault, or wasn't until modern transportation broke their isolation), and ROYAL FAMILIES.

          Victoria by the grace of God Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India ... had a genetic mutation that spread through all the thrones of Europe, and allowed Rasputin to control the Czarina of Russia, leading to the Russian Revolution, etc.

          And the Greek Ptolemies who ruled Egypt from Alexander's death until Octavian conquered Egypt for Rome and murdered (possibly) the last of the line, Cleopatra, were so inbred (they would not admit native ethnic Egyptians into their family; you had to be ethnically Greek) that they frequently married cousins or even siblings; One Ptolemy even had the nickname Philadelphos, meaning "loving his sister!"  Cleo was the only one who tried to get some FRESH blood into the family, with Caesar and then with Antony, but Octavian (AKA Augustus) had both of those poor boys murdered before their mother.

          •  That was nothing new (0+ / 0-)

            Inbreeding in nobility has always been a major issue, and break the habit and you could be cut off pretty brutally even in the last century. If you're lucky they might start speaking of you 30 years later, even maybe speaking to you again.

            And yes the mutation was haemophilia, which is now pretty much rife amongst all the noble houses of Europe thanks to HRH Victoria's political marriages of her children. Funnily enough while females are the carriers it's typically only the males who suffer the actual ill effects Alexander in the case of the Romanovs.

            IIRC Cleopatra at some point was married to her uncle who was also her brother... Egyptian genealogy is one of the most twisted to date you'll likely ever see. Her Roman boys weren't her only attempts either as I recall she offered a political marriage to end a fracas on the eastern borders but was declined, of course there was some indication she might have disposed of other challengers to her rule.

      •  Even Communist is NOT ALL bad. Communists go too (0+ / 0-)

        far left.  About like vulture capitalists and Tea party members go too far right.  The left/right political spectrum is like many spectra, an issue where the middle is much to be preferred over either end.

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