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  •  Those images were sharing space in my mind (4+ / 0-)
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    as I typed. (sigh) I gotta' get offline before my curses intrude.

    Dance lightly upon the Earth, Sing her songs with wild abandon, Smile upon all forms of Life ...and be well.

    by LinSea on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 12:19:13 PM PDT

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    •  *nods* Do they disrespect her viewpoint more (10+ / 0-)

      because of her ladybrain, or because she's one of them poors?  I'd go with the former, but it's a hard call.

      Sounds like Rokita was just pissed and baffled that all the Republicans' hard work telling people to feel bad for needing assistance hadn't worked to wreck her self-esteem.

      It would be baffling to think that it would -- "Please, guv'nor, cut my food stamps so my children go hungry" -- except, as Professor Bracey says, for a long time that kind of thing did work.  

      As he says in "How Racism Harms White Americans, in the 1930s Social Security excluded domestic labor and farm labor, because that's where black labor was; even though the majority of both were white.  Domestic and farm laborers were not added until 1960s.  And the white people "seemed happy.  'We're on our own.'  You're on your own to starve."

      © cai Visit 350.org to join the fight against global warming.

      by cai on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 12:36:43 PM PDT

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