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  •  Pretty much every school in Detroit is mostly AA (6+ / 0-)
    For instance, closing the school for teen un-wed mothers, who are doubtless mostly AA, smells like a chance to punish these mothers for their bad choices, rather than assist them, which falls right into wingnut memes of racism and anti-women's issues.

    So this is kind of irrelevant.  All of the people involved (including Bob Bobb) are AA, so unlikely to be racist.

    In addition, Bobb was appointed by a pro-choice Democrat female governor - Jennifer Granholm.  

      •  Don't be surprised (2+ / 0-)
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        neroden, i like bbq

        check his hiddens.

        "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take...But rather by the number of moments that take your breath away" ~George Carlin~

        by DMiller on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 09:56:07 AM PDT

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      •  There's a certain paranoid strain (0+ / 0-)

        in the Democratic Party that believes that use of the word "Democrat" as an adjective is somehow a slur.

        I've never understood the logic here - I've seen great big expositions on this but they've always struck me as similar to the numerological contortions that some of the Born Again loonies used to get "666" from Clinton's name and then claim that he was the anti-Christ.

        In actual English (as opposed to the loony English that these people want us to speak) nouns can be used where we normally use adjectives in order to add greater emphasis to their meaning in the phrase.

        Examples that come immediately to mind are "Cat Woman" and "Hell Boy".

        In this case, of course, the key point that I am making is that Bobb was appointed by a pro-choice Democrat who is a female and was, at the time, governor.  Since key point here DEMOCRAT I used the noun form.

        There's a sale on at Walmart for tin foil.  Better hurry before it's all gone!

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