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  • Repeat after me: President. Obama. Is. Black. by Denise Oliver Velez
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  •  wait a sec.... PBO is.... Black? (11+ / 0-)

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 03:05:40 PM PDT

  •  Do chocolate Jeezus bunnies really shit (1+ / 0-)
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    enhydra lutris

    Tiny marshmallow chicks and jelly beans? If so, why only in spring? Is it hormonal?

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 03:29:01 PM PDT

  •  Topeka, KS gives middle finger to FLOTUS (4+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, vzfk3s, annieli, JeffW
    A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama's speech, tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, would overshadow the student's big day.

    My Karma just ran over your Dogma

    by FoundingFatherDAR on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 03:30:14 PM PDT

  •  You want to know what's wrong with Common Core? (3+ / 0-)
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    LaEscapee, annieli, chuckvw

    That's what I explore in this post which includes several videos from the chair of the ELA standards, David Coleman, and also a video from someone pushing "professional development" aligned with the Common Core

    I invite you to read/watch

    yes, I have some thoughts of my own as well

    "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it, because what the world needs is more people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman

    by teacherken on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 03:37:37 PM PDT

  •  "And belive in what ever money can buy" (1+ / 0-)
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    Jackson Browne.

  •  Class War (1+ / 0-)
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    Supporting reason and the 1st Amendment shows a lack of class?

    "There is no room for injustice anywhere in the American mansion." Lyndon Johnson

    by pkgoode on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 04:22:33 PM PDT

  •  American Spring (1+ / 0-)
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    It sort of worries me since that dairy was posted.

    I wonder if the big Blue States will defuse or put their foot down before or if something nasty happens?

    BTW, did any rednecks shot their eyeballs out in todays supposed 4/19 rebellion?

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 04:34:35 PM PDT

  •  My eastern resolution. (1+ / 0-)
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    enhydra lutris

    First, do chocolate bunnies require Easter Resolutions? Oh, well.

    I plan to start a petition to rename the website commonly known as "Salon" to "Saloon."

    Every Saturday, this otherwise decent website pollutes the very electrons upon which it was built. Some idiot editor there is apparently a secret conservative christian who hates us agnostics and atheists. They have published illogical, irrational, and often, poorly written crap with the sole purpose of attacking us. For example, this week's article of delusional support, claims that we atheists have failed because we cannot disprove religion.

    Excuse me? My reason for being and thinking as I do must include disproving a fairy tale based, irrational collection of stolen stories and make believe critters? Since when?

    There is some solid writing in Salon, often entertaining sometimes informed and informative. But this religious war by their christianist editor against use atheists and agnostics is just bizarre. Which makes me wonder. . . What, and how much, is that editor drinking?

    What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

    by agnostic on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 05:02:17 PM PDT

    •  Failed in what? We have failed all of our (1+ / 0-)
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      fellow humans of the type that will continue to believe all those fables until they are disproved. Unfortunately, many cannot be disproved, but  are a special form of nonsense, that which cannot be falsified. The fact that this makes them irrelevant to existence and reality is sadly beyond that group of adherents, as is the fact that this is argumentum ad ignorantum, a classical fallacy, known to be wrong thinking since before the start of the Common Era.

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 06:02:38 PM PDT

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  •  our tax dollars at work - so much for SIGINT (1+ / 0-)
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    Why the U.S. government is 'trolling' jihadists on social media

    He believed jihadist groups had been rattled by certain of the CSCC's claims -- in particular, that the victims of Islamic extremists were predominantly other Muslims. It was possible to tell when messaging had struck a nerve, he said, as jihadist leaders would typically respond "by putting messages out on the discussion boards saying, 'Listen, they're putting these lies out, don't engage them'."

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Sat Apr 19, 2014 at 05:04:47 PM PDT

  •  Yes (0+ / 0-)

    I know that President Obama is black but I didn't know that he is also (yes) black. President Obama is also white. The question now is whether or not he is also (yes) white. Maybe I will find out tomorrow.

  •  As a 1/16 Native American (0+ / 0-)

    Invoking the one drop rule, I noticed he was black right away. My 1/8 black friends are black every time they enter a store or try to make a major purchase. I glow in the dark so it's usually not an issue for me. But for browner people of color, it's always an issue. He's totally black, no need to repeat after anyone..... Or rinse and lather for that matter.

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