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  •  Another Republican who advocates (9+ / 0-)

    causing children to starve to further their conservative agenda.  Sick for sure.  

    BTW, you should consider putting the entire original Facebook comment by Johnston into your diary, just so people can see the disgusting cruelty of the whole thing.

    Thanks for the diary.

    "Trust me... I've been right before." ~ Tea party patriot

    by Calvino Partigiani on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 09:33:28 AM PDT

    •  I went looking for the full comment on that (3+ / 0-)

      facebook page.  Now I need a shower, but I didn't find it. If you've got a screenshot please do post it in this thread.

      by ManfromMiddletown on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 09:53:25 AM PDT

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      •  This is from the Post-Tribune article that you (6+ / 0-)


        Johnston’s Facebook comment in full was: “For almost three generations people, in some cases, have been given handouts. They have been ‘enabled’ so much that their paradigm in life is simply being given the stuff of life, however meager. What you see is a setting for a life of misery is life to them never-the-less. No one has the guts to just let them wither and die. No one who wants votes is willing to call a spade a spade. As long as the Dems can get their votes the enabling will continue. The Republicans need their votes and dare not cut the fiscal tether. It is really a political Catch-22. The voters are the ones in charge. however when only 10-11 percent show up to vote, not much will change. People simply are not hurting enough, or simply happy enough that they will do nothing. consequently the dole continues.”

        "Trust me... I've been right before." ~ Tea party patriot

        by Calvino Partigiani on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 10:02:30 AM PDT

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        •  Call a spade a spade? (3+ / 0-)

          For real?  This backs up what I was saying to TomP

          Is It Racist To 'Call A Spade A Spade'?

          What happens when a perfectly innocuous phrase takes on a more sinister meaning over time?

          Case in point, the expression "to call a spade a spade." For almost half a millennium, the phrase has served as a demand to "tell it like it is." It is only in the past century that the phrase began to acquire a negative, racial overtone....

          In the late 1920s during the Harlem Renaissance, "spade" began to evolve into code for a black person, according to Patricia T. O'Connor and Stewart Kellerman's book Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language. The Oxford English Dictionary says the first appearance of the word spade as a reference to blackness was in Claude McKay's 1928 novel Home to Harlem, which was notable for its depictions of street life in Harlem in the 1920s. "Jake is such a fool spade," wrote McKay. "Don't know how to handle the womens." Fellow Harlem Renaissance writer Wallace Thurman then used the word in his novel The Blacker The Berry: A Novel of Negro Life, a widely read and notable work that explored prejudice within the African-American community. "Wonder where all the spades keep themselves?" one of Thurman's characters asks. It was also in the 1920s that the "spade" in question began to refer to the spade found on playing cards.

          The word would change further in the years to come. Eventually, the phrase "black as the ace of spades" also became widely used, further strengthening the association between spades and playing cards.

          by ManfromMiddletown on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 10:10:39 AM PDT

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        •  Incoherent rambling. Poor people vote for Dems (0+ / 0-)

          and Reps can't do anything because they need their votes.

          Didn't this man get the memo about the 47%?

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