The dirty little secret no one wants to admit about Baltimore

The population of Baltimore is 622,000 and 63 percent of its population is black. The mayor, state’s attorney, police chief and city council president are black, as is 48 percent of the police force. But as 36-year-old Robert Stokes says, “You look around and see unemployment. Filling out job applications and being turned down because of where you live and your demographic. It’s so much bigger than the police department.”

Everyone wants to have an honest conversation about race, so let’s us endeavor to do just that. Now, of course, when you speak the hard truth about race issues in America – and not just the liberal progressive talking points – and you’re white, you’ll be branded a racist. And if you’re black, well, y’all just watch the comments below and see the denigrating drivel.

As posted on Breitbart.com by John Nolte, “Contrary to the emotional blackmail some leftists are attempting to peddle, Baltimore is not America’s problem or shame. That failed city is solely and completely a Democrat problem.”

“Like many failed cities, Detroit comes to mind, and every city besieged recently by rioting, Democrats and their union pals have had carte blanche to inflict their ideas and policies on Baltimore since 1967, the last time there was a Republican Mayor. In 2012, after four years of his own failed policies, President Obama won a whopping 87.4% of the Baltimore city vote. Democrats run the city of Baltimore, the unions, the schools, and, yes, the police force. Since 1969, there have only been only been two Republican governors of the State of Maryland. Elijah Cummings has represented Baltimore in the U.S. Congress for more than thirty years.”

“As I write this, despite his objectively disastrous reign, the Democrat-infested mainstream media is treating the Democrat like a local folk hero, not the obvious and glaring failure he really is. Every single member of the Baltimore city council is a Democrat. Liberalism and all the toxic government dependence and cronyism and union corruption and failed schools that comes along with it, has run amok in Baltimore for a half-century, and that is Baltimore’s problem. It is the free people of Baltimore who elect and then re-elect those who institute policies that have so spectacularly failed that once-great city. It is the free people of Baltimore who elected Mayor “Space-to-Destroy”.

Mr. Nolte is white and we all know the invectives which will be hurled his way — but he is absolutely correct.

I was watching the news reports from Baltimore and hearing all the condemnations from some about being kept down and the lack of jobs, opportunity, good schools — then why do these blacks keep voting for the same people? And this isn’t a phenomenon isolated to Baltimore.

Every single major urban center in America is run by Democrats — more specifically, liberal progressives, black or white. The morass that became Detroit. The killing fields of Chicago. The depravity of Washington DC. The shame of South Dallas. And yes, even the place that was once my home, Atlanta — even with all the successful black entertainers.

Now, I remember the first black mayor of Atlanta, Maynard Jackson. That guy was a leader and even spoke at my high school Baccalaureate. But today, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has done such a bang-up job that the Atlanta Braves are moving to Cobb County!

Just do the assessment yourselves, who are the elected officials heading up the urban centers? And where does one find the most dire socio-economic statistics?

Yet we hear these rioters blame whites — well, they need to make sure they’re specifically blaming the correct whites — those on the left. Blacks have been herded into these inner city clusters, a new economic plantation and in this 50th year of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society — well, the unintended, or maybe intended, consequences are deplorable.

But Mr. Nolte does bring up an interesting comparative analysis. He writes:

“Poverty has nothing to do with it. This madness and chaos and anarchy is a Democrat-driven culture that starts at the top with a racially-divisive White House heartbreakingly effective at ginning up hate and violence. Where I currently reside here in Watauga County, North Carolina, the poverty level is 31.3%. Median income is only $34,293. In both of those areas we are much worse off than Baltimore, that has a poverty rate of only 23.8% and a median income of $41,385. Despite all that, we don’t riot here in Watauga County. Thankfully, we have not been poisoned by the same left-wing culture that is rotting Baltimore, and so many other cities like it, from the inside out. We get along remarkably well. We are neighbors. We are people who help out one another. We take pride in our community, and are grateful for what we do have. We are far from perfect, but we work out our many differences in civilized ways. Solutions are our goal, not cronyism, narcissistic victimhood, and the blaming of others.”

The truth is that it is a culture of dependency as promulgated by the race baiters and new plantation overseers of the inner city that has created what we’re seeing play out in Baltimore. There is where the blame lies, but there are very few who are willing to admit just that.

Remember what ESPN sports commentator Stephen A. Smith said? He wished that for one voting cycle, the black community would vote Republican. Heck, they could do no worse — and look, even the people of the state of Maryland decided to try something different and elected a Republican governor. Who, when finally asked, immediately activated the National Guard to quell the violence and chaos which the Democrat Mayor of Baltimore failed to comprehend, and control. Perhaps what we’re witnessing in Baltimore is the pure definition of insanity — continuing to do the same thing and expect different results.

Yes, the dirty little secret that no one wants to admit is that Baltimore, and so many other urban areas and inner city communities in America are a reflection of the abject failure of liberal progressive socialist policies as advanced by the Democrat party.

The preeminent question is whether or not those in Baltimore and other places will recognize who is truly responsible for their plight. Or will they continue to be manipulated and propagandized by the liberal progressive media and the poverty pimps like the one supposedly heading down from New York City.

John Nolte’s piece was spot on and this is not about an American failure, it is about a Democrat failure. And ask yourself, who were the ones who developed the concept of urban economic empowerment zones — as opposed to the ones who have produced urban depraved enslavement zones?

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android
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Here’s the federal spending for the city of Baltimore. Seems to me we should offer the libs the opportunity to double it provided they answer one simple question: What will you failed Democrats do different next year than you’ve done with the past 50 years of total control to get a different result? https://www.usaspending.gov/Pages/AdvancedSearch.aspx?sub=y&ST=C,G,L,O&FY=2015&RN=baltimore

CNS74
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The city of Milwaukee is no different: over 50 years of liberal polices has created an inner city of dysfunction and generational dependency.

Sharon Bullard Juday
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Col. West, is it safe to assume the Progressive Democrats are forming a caliphate of sorts throughout America by infiltrating and destroying the main vessels of the nation?

bikerdogred1
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Let me be the first,it’s Obama’s fault.

cdl123
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This is a long time leftist and cultural problem. Obama is just perpetuating the long standing problems.

Bob Stein
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Obama said “these 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked.” and moved to end the Cuban embargo. When will he admit that 50 years of the Great Society has failed to even reduce poverty (much less eliminate it) and move to end this center-piece of the Democrats platform?

"nhbuckvt"
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Summary of his comments: 1. Mr. Obama is a very intellectual, charming individual. He is not to be underestimated. He is a cool customer who doesn’t show his emotions. It’s very hard to know what’s behind the mask. The taking down of the Clinton dynasty was an amazing accomplishment. The Clintons still do not understand what hit them. Obama was in the perfect place at the perfect time. 2. Obama has political skills comparable to Reagan and Clinton. He has a way of making you think he’s on your side, agreeing with your position, while doing the opposite. Pay no… Read more »
Snap N McGarrett
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You’d think that after 20 years, there’d have something to show for all of this Hope other than more poverty and civil conflict.

Oh, wait. Isn’t that precisely how Marxist Revolutionaries told us they’d take this country down 40 years ago?

Behold the Great Society.

Ben Abelly
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Look at Africa. No democrats there. But there is a common thread. Isn’t there?

Neal West
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Sad thing is none of the people being held down will read this site because it is conservative.

Linda Kemp
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I wonder… When was the last time Ben Abelly was black…(?) How would he even know?

Ben Abelly
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Linda Kemp. Another self-hating white racist who makes assumptions about another person’s race over the internet. What a fool. (not an assumption)

Linda Kemp
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I was simply replying to your racist comment. I will pray for you.

Ben Abelly
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I didn’t make a “racist comment”, I stated facts. Facts you don’t like so like a typical liberal racist fool, you attacked me and called me a racist. YOUR prays I can do without.

Linda Kemp
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Sadly, you are blinded by your own hate, which is evident in your words.

Ben Abelly
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I’m amazed at your ability to judge so much about people based on 3 or 4 posts on the internet. You should start a psychic hotline.

Linda Kemp
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Stupid people are often amazed at intelligence.

Ben Abelly
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I’m sure you are.

Linda Kemp
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You just made me laugh out loud. Does that make you happy?

Ben Abelly
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What makes you think they can read? “Held down”? These pieces of garbage aren’t victims. Lazy. Useless. Stupid. Thugs. Somehow people like Allen West, Charles Payne, Ben Carson, manage to make something of themselves. Unfortunately the majority choose to continue to, generation after generation, wallow in filth collecting their welfare checks, living in squalor, producing one child after another with as many “baby mamas” as they can find, no matter how young, dealing drugs to each other, killing each other, and worshiping thug rappers who promote the same crap.

Black people be doin it to themselves.

Rafael X
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Another white expert at being black.

Ben Abelly
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Another troll.

Linda Kemp
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Yes, because name-calling solves everything…(?)

Ben Abelly
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Your racism solves everything.

Linda Kemp
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Please do not call the kettle BLACK.

Nan
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???That was completely ridiculous.

Rafael X
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Liberalism threw Freddy Gray face first into a van and broke his spine. Protests where peaceful for a week before riots broke and you kept silent. I was looking forward to your continued silence as you have nothing to offer this debate. You can drop the subject, I’m sure Isis is beheading someone somewhere across the World.

Abbytabb
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http://thefourthestate.co/2015/04/breaking-freddy-gray-had-spine-surgery-just-one-week-before-arrest/
He already had a spine injury. He probably should not have been out of bed, much less running down the street because he was out there and spotted a cop. Admittedly, I do not know the whole story, and I don’t know if it turned out that he was running because he was doing something he was not supposed to, but there is no doubt in my mind that if it is true that he had just had spine surgery the week before this happened, he should not have been out in the street at all.

Rafael X
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Really doctor you got his confidential medical history?

Radene Matheny
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Freddie had surgery on 3 discs a few days before his arrest anyone can see he was in obvious pain before being put in the van – the police should have called parmedics immediately but you know the story of the boy who cried wolf – well one day there really was a thug drug dealer in pain and no one believed him and he was eaten by the big po po dragon

Jason Knowles
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If the man who threw him there is a liberal, if a man who gave the cop the job was a liberal. If all the members of government have ideas that are liberal then its a liberal problem, Either he is or he is not and as this arcticle point out he probably is. Doesn’t that matter to you next time a police officer walks up to you. Nobody on here is saying the man may not have been wrongly killed. The point is IF he was wrongly killed it is a liberal problem. Go ahead throw your liberal cop… Read more »
Rafael X
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Who cares if they’re liberals or not. However it’s conservative media pontificating about riots. But not once do they ask how did Freddy Gray get killed.

Jarrad Williams
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You don’t listen to or read enough conservative sources to claim with ANY certainty that conservatives are not asking how Gray was killed.

Rafael X
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Give me an example.

Jarrad Williams
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Most of the well-known conservative radio and tv hosts are asking what happened and insisting the public, especially the family, deserves to know exactly what happened. You just chose to make a generalized remark as if your limited, liberal world is a haven of truth.

Jason Knowles
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How do conservatives benefit by not caring about him. If you are a conservative, one of your goals is to fight liberalism. Ignoring Gray doesn’t help in that regard.

Rafael X
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Just look at that “article” above. Does not mention Freddy Gray’s name even once.

Jason Knowles
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Why should it?

Rafael X
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Because mentioning him would mean questioning police action. The goal of right wing media and their audience is to indict the protesters. Takes attention away from the police.

Nan
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The rioters and looters have broken the law. They are the ones who have, with their mayor’s complicity, moved the attention from the police to the illegal acts of the rioters and looters. The’ve burned down buildings, none of which had anything to do with Freddie Gray – the result of just two buildings burning is that a) those who had prescriptions filled at CVS have to do so elsewhere now; b) those who had jobs are out of luck; c) those low-income elderly people who were going to be housed by a church are out of luck. I would… Read more »
Jason Knowles
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If the police did something wrong how does taking the attention away from the police help the right wing media?

Rafael X
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Just told you. Jumping up and down pointing fingers at what “theses thugs” are doing is click bait. Cheap propaganda burgers. Masturbates the limited intellect for their readers rather than inform.

Jason Knowles
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let me ask it a different way. If the police did something wrong and the right wing media wants to take the attention away from what the police did, because covering up police wrong doing somehow helps the right wing media, then how does the potential discovery that the police ARE at fault hurt the right wing media? Why is there a direct correlation in your mind with the police being at fault harming the actual interests of the right wing media? Since we are talking about the interests of the right, let me ask. If there were a small… Read more »
Jason Knowles
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Do you notice how by asking why conservatives don’t inquire how Freddy Gray was killed puts the responsibility on conservatives. That is why it matters that Baltimore is liberal.The fact that it is soooo liberal is what takes away your right to claim conservatives don’t care about him. Conservatives don’t have to care about him, it isn’t their problem, even though they may, and should care as long as people like you don’t magically find blame in them. The point is that it is obvious the liberals don’t care at all

Linda Kemp
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Rafael, I hope you don’t think that all white people feel this way. These (the ones making these hateful comments) are just the gross, disgusting ones. No way, no how is it ‘okay’ that this young man’s neck was broken when no crime was committed, or about to be committed. Period.

Radene Matheny
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a known drug dealer ran from police and that is reason to detain – he had surgery on discs in his neck and back less than 2 weeks before this I am sure he was injured and hurt terribly when he was being arrested he never should have been placed in the van he never should have been the cops problem he should have been home letting the bones heal and the larynx is moved to do the neck surgery and he should not have run from the police – if they say stop someone should probably stop – All… Read more »
Linda Kemp
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Radene, that “news” story has already been proven false. Just so you know, I DID have the surgery described in that article, and it takes weeks/months to recover. There is no way he would have ABLE to walk around without a neck brace, let alone RUN after a surgery like that. It is extremely painful. I personally was in a brace 24/7 for 3 MONTHS.

Thomas Payne
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This goes to show how you are not familiar with what happend as is neck was not broken, it was his spinal cord in his back that was almost severed. Why is there such outrage over a convicted crack dealer taht was selling that posion to the same community that is rioting. I am not saying he deserved to die but when you run away from the police as he did, you are basically giving them a beat your ass for free card. If he didnt do anything than why did he run, innocent people do not run from the… Read more »
Linda Kemp
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Thomas Payne, I had the surgery described in the article you are referring to. It is EXTREMELY painful, and takes weeks/months to recover. There is no way on this planet that he would have been walking around without a neck brace 1 week later, let alone running. Not possible. This “news” story has already been proven to be false.

scooter
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I had a fusion of c-2 and c-3 it wasn’t as bad as you’re trying to describe. It all depends on if it was an anterior fusion or not, and like I said below, please cite a source on the “proof”.

Ben Abelly
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A PRE-EXISTING injury from a car accident.

Linda Kemp
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That story is untrue, and has been proven to be so.

scooter
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Who has debunked it? Snopes has it as undetermined, so cite a source please.

Linda Kemp
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The Baltimore Sun. LMAO

Linda Kemp
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The Blaze. LOL

Rafael X
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Wasn’t proven either.

Rafael X
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No I don’t think all white people feel this way. Just those who needs confirmation of their bias.

Jody Stafford
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As a fellow North Carolinian, I know that Nolte’s words are true. We don’t have the crime rate, the poverty or the “somebody owes me” attitude here. We work hard, have respect for ourselves and one another and respect other’s property and place in our society. We also have big guns, lol and will protect ourselves. We don’t bother other’s and won’t stand for others bothering us. Now I live in the country and am not speaking of big cities like Charlotte and Raleigh. They are cesspools to me. Charlotte, while mostly republican seems to have more dems in government,… Read more »
mikeramsey
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As one deemed by non-white society as “white”, I can’t even say “denigrate”, due to its similarity to another prohibited word.

gamalh
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And how does Obama get by with saying this is a Republican funding problem with the whole city and probably the state is run by democrats??

Kathy McKinny
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how he ALWAYS gets away with stuff, he LIES, and EVERYONE believes him

Radene Matheny
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with his record i would take what he says and total opposite it if you want the truth because with him you know he’s lying if his lips are moving

Dusty Koellhoffer
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The plight of blacks in America is not being helped by Democrats, but perpetrated by them.
http://liberalsbackwardsthink.com/2015/04/29/how-you-can-help-the-black-cause-to-stop-oppression-in-america/

Booker
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Nobody but the Democrats bear the blame for what is going on in that area. Whenever you see a place turn into full one party Dem control, start packing your bags.

Moose442
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Sadly, at the End of the Day, NONE of This Matters. Folks in Baltimore will STILL Keep Electing Democrats as long as “They” keep promising Handouts…..,

Rafael X
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Ferguson had a Republican mayor when riots broke out there. How did the goofball (its the democrats fault) logic works over there.

Radene Matheny
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Because in Ferguson the president and ag sent in paid black panthers to cause hate drama and there were other groups paid for by big money – this is the ploy to go to martial law – and the government has decided the best race to move into action is the race most gullible to believe and point the finger and when he is done with the inner cities if that doesn’t work he will go to the gang bangers that he flew across the border and they will be his police force

Thomas Payne
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Answer this, why do the majority of liberal cities and states have some of the higest poverty rates, highest unemployment rates and highest crime rates?????? Those facts prove thier policies do not work. I guess you are just to blind to see that

Thomas Payne
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Ferguson also had a democartic prosecutor and and the state has a democratic governor. And what the article goes into is how Liberal policies enslave blacks but I guess you cannot see that. They trick blacks into thinking they are for them when all there policies do is hold them back. Liberals do not believe in personal responsibility or education, they believe in handouts because they know handouts will buy your vote

daddyody
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Let me pull an Obama on this one… the republican mayor took over a mess from a string of democrats in 2011 – he didn’t create the problem, he just accepted the challenge of fixing it!

Jason Knowles
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Nobody said it was the democrats fault in Ferguson, except for the ones outside Ferguson trying to get people to jump to conclusions about something that as it turned out didn’t happen.

Rafael X
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And no one is trying to jump to any conclusion in Baltimore? You can’t be that naive.

Jason Knowles
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who is? You?

Ben Abelly
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I think ralphie is referring to the thugs looting and burning their own city based on no information whatsoever. Kind of the definition of jumping to a conclusion.

Jason Knowles
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After yesterday. I am so glad to see this article

Patrick Henry Patrio
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The most frustrating thing about a great article like this is that liberals are ” Word blind.” They can read that article and leave out 97% of the words and only see the ones they want to. Kind of like ” Whites are racists, blacks are uncle toms.” and miss all the rest.
Great job on the article too. Such a shame liberals don’t give credence to facts. God bless.

Rafael X
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You can call that thing whatever you want but it’s not an article. It’s more like a 99 cents cheeseburger of propaganda.

rsqviper
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Actually the article is highly correct. You just take an affront from it so you’re covering your ears screaming, “LALALALALA, I can’t hear you! LALALALALA!”

Rafael X
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It’s a load of crap.

rsqviper
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But it really isn’t. Democratic areas are rife with these problems. Open your friggin eyes.

Skirts & Daggers
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hey einstein, we are waiting for you to debunk the article….

waiting…..

cbillrun
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Instead of calling it propaganda just explain why it is wrong.

Rita Thomas
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if you despise Allen West as much you do, why are you on his site? if you have nothing positive to add then please leave!!

Rafael X
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I don’t care for Allen West one way or another. I’m not in your living room. This is the internet.

antilib
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And you proved his point. You didn’t see anything that was written because it’s not your liberal dogma. So, you call it ‘propaganda’.

Rafael X
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What’s his point? It’s the democrat’s fault?

Birdbranze
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The real cure for all this is not in democrat or republican politicians, the real cure is in women like that mother whose video has gone viral, who went out and dragged her teenage son out of the middle of the rioting. It’s in the father, whose video also went viral, who slapped his son around for wanting to join an inner city gang. It starts in the home, teaching children respect and responsibility, work ethics and morality. Yes, this is a few generations late to help those living the “Thug Life”, but it will take the “black community” to… Read more »
Rafael X
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All good points, and you will find number of liberals or democrats agreeing with you. The black family is responsible for the black family. Not democrats or republicans.

Jason Knowles
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No but how do you teach them those things when respect, responsibility, work ethic and morality is discouraged and penalized.

Rafael X
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Says who? Penalized by who? The only one with the power to reward or penalize is the parent himself. There are bad parents of all races.

Nan
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The government penalizes by instituting welfare and AFDC, both of which give incentives to people not to marry so they can qualify. Increased AFDC payments for each child and EBT payments, give an incentive to continue to have more children and stay home caring for the on the government dime. I know a black woman who is a single parent and chooses to stay home with her son, knowing that the government will support her. She has had jobs in the past and is employable but chooses to live off the government.

Jason Knowles
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wasnt talking about the parents and i wasnt talking about race

Jason Knowles
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Yes there are bad parents of all races, the good ones would move out of baltimore and probably did long ago whereas the bad ones would be encouraged to move there and take advantage of the freebies and not learn the above values. The politicians know this, that’s why the policies exist. So no it is not true that the only one who has the power to reward or punish is the parent. I wish you were right. But not when the state has an effect on what kind of parent you will become and obviously not in baltimore

hdatontodo
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Good points, but why does that mother and that father have to inflict violence on the child to coerce them to do the right thing. Making the rioting kid clean up the city would more directly link the issue/punishment.

Birdbranze
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You do not know this kid, his mother does. She knew her son so well, she picked him out of a crowd of rioters while he was masked. She also knows what it takes to get his attention while you don’t have a clue, because you don’t know him at all. This is the problem with the whole idea of it taking “A village to raise a child”, the village idiots think they know as much as the parent of a given child. Children, kids, teenagers, are individuals and while some will listen without question, some will listen after being… Read more »
hdatontodo
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https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/corporal-punishment-in-the-home-parenting-tool-or-parenting-fail/ The American Academy of Pediatrics and numerous other professional organizations have come down firmly against the use of physical punishment by parents

Birdbranze
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And these same eggheads have probably never been parents. If they have, I’d hate to see what kind of monsters they have produced. These are the same eggheads who want to put every child on some kind of medication so they can create perfect little duplicates of each other. Let kids be kids, but let parents be parents! Butt out of something that is none of your business. That woman is the parent, you are nothing to that kid.

Rafael X
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They use the tools they have. Better to have a parent slap them silly then have a thug or cop shoot them dead.

bruceb64
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Because ALL They understand is Violence! Not that I am saying it is the Answer! But, it is all they Will react to.

John Mathews
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If the people I saw being interviewed of given voice on the various TV channels are indicative of those that are being so put upon and discriminated against, they are completely unemployable. As I’ve said, and contrary to many of the points of this article, the solution lies not with government but with the people themselves.

Rita Thomas
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I agree people need to start taking responsibility for their own lives and quit depending on government to take care of them.

Marni Chris Segal
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I guess it would be best to show them the core differences in a comparable area where it is predominantly black or a even mix and show them why in a similar area where it is republican run, these core issues do not exist and what they did to make it so successful. Compare apples to apples. Democratic black run communities to Republican black run communities or a diverse mix of officials. If you can prove the platform on the republican side is working and why, then maybe you stand a chance at giving them a viable option and have… Read more »
Snap N McGarrett
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So tell me where these so-called Republican run ghettos might be.

Radene Matheny
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Columbus Ohio

Snap N McGarrett
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Columbus. The Democrat infestation of Ohio with a Democrat Mayor. Sorry kiddo, but liberal plantations (ghettos) are built by infesting cities at the street level and cultivating a permanent class of government dependents using social services. Cities are the most efficient places for condensing and controlling people because they use the infrastructure abandoned by tax payers running to the suburbs.

Not one Republican in Ohio has any meaningful jurisdictional control in Columbus.

Karma's a Bitch
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“a similar area where it is republican run” Is there such a place?

Marni Chris Segal
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I am assuming that if they implied it in this article, I would hope that he would have something comparable to offer up or open an educated dialogue about it. A fair and honest debate. I don’t follow dem v rep statistics much so I don’t have that answer either. I love Allan West and what he has to say. Therefore, I am hoping someone could educate me as well because I think it begs a bigger discussion on that one point. If there are areas where it has turned around and let’s say it is republican run then there… Read more »
Karma's a Bitch
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The problem, as I see it, is that most if not all the urban areas that have a large minority population have bought in to the notion that Dems are good and the Reps are bad! It’s been the liberal talking points for years and how they have controlled the black population Until people can recognize the absurdity of that kind of thinking, they will be doomed to a life of misery! What I find so absurd is the liberal lies regarding how “red states” such as the one I live in are the big problem! My state has, until… Read more »
jamjon
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Do to space limitations and the attention span of the average reader, he did not give a list of such communities. Did no one read that John Nolte spoke of Watauga County, North Carolina? It is difficult to find examples in a city environment because cities tend to be Democrat strongholds. In my late youth, LBJ era, we had a term Urban Flight, not to be confused with urban blight, which now that I think about it contributed heavily to Urban Flight.

JayJay
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Thank you LtCol West. There is a minority in the inner cities and it’s not African Americans, Spanish or Gay. The minority in the inner city is the traditional family. Most couples when they start to have children move to the subs. There are however, MANY who can not afford it. They are the ones whose voices are being oppressed by the Dems and their special interest/union friends. The Repubs NEED to take the inner city away from the Dems. If they do so, liberalism will loose and loose big on a national scale. Wise up Repubs/ libertarians/conserves! Take the… Read more »
Kenyan Mocker
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There are many that have left the liberal NE. Many with great wealth tired of being taxed and seeing no benefit to society from the money confiscated.
Anyone, including Hannity, are smart to walk away. At some point there will be the straw that breaks the camels back and like Detroit it implodes.

dginga
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Doesn’t Hannity live in New York?

SeanInNYC
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Yes, he was born and raised in New York. However, he has recently been talking about relocating to a conservative friendly state, if I’m not mistaken (I’m not a listener, but I’d heard as much _somewhere_).

And to JayJay, you can only beat your head against a wall for so long before you realize the futility in it.

dginga
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Well, I know Hannity has been complaining about the outrageous taxes in NY, and I believe that the Governor made some kind of statement where he basically said that conservatives are not welcome in NY, so I would not blame Hannity if ge just said, “The heck with NY, if I’m not welcome, I’m moving to Texas.”

akatom3565
Guest

This is a mix of all sorts of problems, We have the gangs, side by side with pro muslim groups along with radicals bent on destruction. Then we have the criminal element who embrace things like this a shooping opportunities. Lastly we have the good people hiding from all of the above stuck in the world that the left embraces to keep them voting just like LBJ stated all those years ago!

Karen Bowen
Guest

Hold them responsible for their behaviors….instead of leaving them in the neighborhoods…or let their neighbors handle them! And as far as gangs are concerned….Get those mothers out there, beating their kids in the head for acting like fools! There is where we begin! FAMILIES TEACH LIFETIME BEHAVIOR!

Ben Abelly
Guest

They’ve been taught lifetime behavior by those “mothers”. That’s why they’re out there rioting. (N)egro (I)ndividuals (G)enerating (G)rief (E)verywhere (R)outinely

Zae
Guest

*crickets* i bet you thought that nigger acronym was genius.

Snap N McGarrett
Guest

To all you legacy Democrats, Behold the Great Society!

MyMichelet
Guest

Violence?? Those boys were grown size, little old to smack their hands don’t you think? Violence? LOL Yr one of ‘those’ eh? Humerous but disturbing!

MissyCharlotte
Guest
Here’s a thought:..we all remember Obama promising to institute a public military force. This force has noting to do with the Army or Navy or Marines or even the police forces of each city. This force will answer only to Obama. You will notice that Obama has done nothing to in word or deed to stop or even slow down the rioting. It is my opinion that Obama wants this horrific behavior to continue so that when it gets to a certain point, perhaps closer to the 2016 election he can then call Marshall Law. The typical low information citizen… Read more »
Brendan
Guest

That never happened. Obama never said anything about a public military force.
o bet you are basing that wrong belief on one line out of context that sites like this like to show from a speech where Obama was talking about expanding teh Peace Corps adn the foreign service of the State Department

MissyCharlotte
Guest

oh Brendan….how naive you are: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO-usAlqak

Brendan
Guest
Wow! You just proved that not only are you completely naive, but you don’t even know how to read. Did you read my comment above? After I told you Obama never said anything about a public military force, I wrote… “I bet you are basing that wrong belief on one line out of context that sites like this like to show from a speech where Obama was talking about expanding the Peace Corps and the foreign service of the State Department” And you proved me right. You are basing your entire belief based on 14 seconds of a speech… one… Read more »
scooter
Guest

You’re right, he never said public military force, he said civilian security force, it had nothing to do with the peace corps, or foreign service, it was a civilian security force, controlled by the feds.

Brendan
Guest

That completely false.
He was taking in a speech about outreach to other nations being important for our national security interests and how diplomacy and good relations is just as important as our military in making us safe.

He made a comparison referring to that kind of work as a civilian national security force and, unfortunately, anti-Obama media outlets cherry picked one line and played it out of context, hoping that the anti-Obama crowd would be too lazy to look up the whole speech and fact check.

Murad Victor Zeidan
Guest

Believe me, there’s more than two of you out there that believe this.

Blazer
Guest

I have been saying this to my friends since that Communist occupying the White House was kept in power the 2nd time…I do not think there will be another election. I have not heard anyone else say this until now! I sincerely hope we are both wrong!

toma kay
Guest

The best thing I saw was a momma beating the shit out of her stupid son. That says alot…Like
don’t follow these idiots go home, good people don’t do this crap.

Banjofoot
Guest

I halfway expect someone to go after her for child abuse.

Ben Abelly
Guest

That was a “baby mama”. Father loooooonnnnnnggggg gone.

Karen Bowen
Guest

lets all vote Libertarian this next cycle….downsize government and make the Constitution the document to follow. When all people are treated with the same respect and dignity you expect for yourself, things change. We are all working hard for our nation, but the government is getting too heavy! Let entrepreneurs start and build businesses, hiring as they grow, unencumbered by over regulation and invasive, unnecessary restrictions. Let’s get the Hillarys and Jebs out of the equation…(including local governments!) Those policies have not worked, and have no chance to make things better!

Don Dean
Guest

Vote libertarian? Heck no! we’d then see just about every state legalizing dope left and right. Look at the current statistics in Colorado. That alone should scare any reasonable-thinking person away from voting in favor of legalizing pot. No thanks. Libertarians want to leave almost everything to human nature rather than laws, and that level of freedom has proven to lead to self-destruction! No thanks!

Seahog
Guest

It has taken the left several decades to re-enslave much of the black population of
America. This social engineering fete accomplished by those looking to lock up a voting block is truly shameful.
I hope there are many folks of all backgrounds and colors who like me are sick and tired of being bullied by the black race baiters and the shameful politics of the left
Liberals who have in my opinion set the black population back in their terrible disservice.

Don Dean
Guest

The enslavement actually dates as far back as the first time blacks were allowed to vote. White, Democrat thugs, with guns in hand, posted themselves at the voting places where blacks went to vote, and demanded that the blacks vote Democrat. They at times are reported to have even put their guns to the heads of some blacks who gave any indication of disagreement. The Democrat party has a VERY shady history, as well as the present.

Ben Abelly
Guest

From Taleeb Starkes (another racist, just ask linda, the psychic genius): Yes, please call the Bmore thugs what they are: (N)egro (I)ndividuals (G)enerating (G)rief (E)verywhere (R)outinely

Don Dean
Guest

Be careful, because those to whom the label fits best are the ones who protest the loudest about the use of such labels! And, you can ONLY be black to use it…..speaking of racist rules….

Ben Abelly
Guest

Taleeb is black. It’s a quote from his Twitter account. I tried posting a link, it wouldn’t work.

Zae
Guest

how do you know? did you have twitter verify the account? So, if it is a racist pig and you are reposting then you are…..

Ben Abelly
Guest

How do I know what? That Taleeb is black. Fool.

Zae
Guest

who is the fool? you stated something and I inquired as to how you know. sounds like you want to be black.

Ben Abelly
Guest

You are. How do you know I’m not black? I know you’re a racist.

Linda Kemp
Guest

Nothing racist about that statement. No… everyone ELSE is a racist, but not you.

jamjon
Guest

You are correct, there is nothing racist about that statement. Perhaps bigoted maybe just sage wisdom but not racist.
Racist – one holding the belief that some races of people are better than others
Bigot -One who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.
Sage -One venerated for experience, judgment, and wisdom.

spankee
Guest

telling it like it is is all he did. racists see racism everywhere…..

jamjon
Guest

It is not a Race thing. It is a Gang/Thug/Criminal/Entitlement thing

Ben Abelly
Guest

LOL. Your liberal mental illness is just too much fun. Taleeb Starkes, a black man, asks for people to call these thugs what they are (N)egro (I)ndividuals (G)enerating (G)rief (E)verywhere (R)outinely and you predictably call him a racist. Successful black people in this country are ashamed of those thugs and afraid of what that thug behavior may lead to and you continue to defend and coddle thuggery and call anyone who doesn’t a “racist”. You are the problem. You are a mindless sheep. You are a liberal fool.

Brendan
Guest

I see.
You are pointing out that since one black man said it’s okay for you to make racist comments that makes it okay and anyone who disagrees with you is a racist.

That’s a pretty crazy rationalization.
But don’t worry. You’re on the right site.
None of Allen West’s supporters will disagree with you.

So I guess, without realizing it, you are actually helping make Allen West look bad by showing the true nature of his supporters

scooter
Guest

So, why is it ok with you for one man to make racist comments, but not another? That’s discrimination.

Brendan
Guest

When did I say it was okay?
It’s not

Linda Kemp
Guest

“If you can’t answer an man’s argument, all is not lost. You can still call him vile names.” Right?

Ben Abelly
Guest

Clearly that’s the way you operate. So, in your case, Right.

Linda Kemp
Guest

Didn’t call you any names. Please review your comments towards me.

Michael Dean Powell
Guest
Democrats do not like the truth, it is always someone else s fault. If they are caught doing or saying anything that comes out, then it was never said, it was misquoted or misunderstood. Standard for the Left and the Left minded individual will believe that. But I blame the people as he said, they keep voting for this way of life. Well, they voted for it and now they live with it. Maybe one day they will have enough of (slavery) to rebel. Rebel at the voting booth and make the changes in administration. In this case anymore it… Read more »
jksteiner1974
Guest

I read the whole article and I couldn’t find where they described which democrat ideals were causing a problem, or how. I also didn’t see anything about which republican strategies should be used instead, or how they would improve anything. I don’t have the answers, but neither does this crappy article.

Don Dean
Guest

The evidence is in the looking. Observe the many poor communities in the South, communities of people who don’t go around looting and burning. Some a re Democrat dominated, and some are Republican. They all get along just fine, so the claim that economics is to blame is pure crap by media and the White House idiot(s)! I have yet to hear about, or to meet, anyone who succeeded being on welfare and food stamp cards, but that’s the Democrat-Socialist mentality.

Diego Deleon
Guest

ALL OF THEM!!!!!!!! THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS A FILURE IN EVERY ASPECT!!!

Donna Pitts
Guest

The failure is that we only have two choices Democrat or Republican. Neither of them are worth anything…We need people who believe that to move our country forward change MUST happen. It WON’T happen with Clinton, Cruz, Rubio or Paul. We need fresh ideas and most of all we need people to stop blaming the other party and take control. We need someone who is not a politician.

CheetoBuster
Guest

Personal responsibility for one. Giving people jobs instead of hand outs for two. Schools that actually educate for 3. Instilling family values 4.

Johnathan B Michennen
Guest
Johnathan B Michennen

Look no further than the State of Rhode Island. Almost entirely run by liberal democrats and ranked at the bottom for almost everything. RI could be the laboratory for a state destroyed be the Democrat Party.

Paul Sheridan
Guest

Rhode Island is a suckfest. But so is Mississippi. So maybe it’s more complicated than “which party is in charge?”

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Black people are being called NIGGERS on this blog

Kenyan Mocker
Guest

Well, You is what you is.

Zae
Guest

and so is you

Don Dean
Guest

Get over yourself, Ruckus. Stop trying to play the victim. Since when does what some people call others have any real bearing on reality? Sticks and stones, dude!

Zae
Guest
if Red decided to do everything in its power to destroy Blue including, infecting with syphilis, burning down entire communities, hanging their children, police brutality, workplace discrimination, etc etc etc for decades upon decades wouldn’t you be a little nervous being in the same room with Red as well? So do the Jews allow Nazis to run the country because the Nazis thinks they are more capable? The holocaust didn’t last nearly as long as slavery yet i don’t hear anyone telling the Jews to get over it. So don’t be suprised if you call someone a nigger and they… Read more »
Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Thank you for supporting racism

L. Hale
Guest
black ppl are the ones using that word. That word was once used peacefully until someone decided that only blacks can use it .. then it was tagged as an insulting word by he same ppl’s .. .. There’re many many black Americans that are an asset to their community, there are also many black American’s who are riotous and prone to destructive, thieving activities. The disgust and anger of those of us that feel that those riotous individuals should be jailed some times will inspire the use of that word .. even those of us that are white. An… Read more »
FedUpWithWelfareStates
Guest
FedUpWithWelfareStates

Stop calling each other the N-word & you will probably see the use of this disparaging noun disappear…it has been used twice on CNN so far by black guests, so stop complaining about the words use, when blacks are the biggest proponents of maintaining its popularity…

MF
Guest

How about stop calling it the N-word and feeding into the media propaganda? I mean there’s only several thousand words that begin with n. So how do we REALLY know which word is meant…

If everyone stopped calling it “The N-Word” like it’s some HUGE taboo out there and started saying and typing out nigger all the time it would lose its connotation.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Thanks for your support of racism

scooter
Guest

You seem to think your interpretation of racism actually means anything, or is in any way accurate. Wrong on both accounts.

L. Hale
Guest

as said by fool’s

obama_sucks2
Guest

Please explain to me how he’s supporting racism? He never used the word and he’s right about one thing at least. The black community use that word a lot. I’ve heard black rappers use it in their raps all the time. If it’s truly a bad word then why do the blacks still use it?

Matty J
Guest

No… thanks for YOUR support of racism

CheetoBuster
Guest

You have absolutely no idea what real racism is.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Now that’s funny!!

CheetoBuster
Guest

You’re stuck on hate, you have no idea. That’s not funny. It’s sad.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Loon logic..pointing out someone used nigger makes me filled with hate

Linda Kemp
Guest

Ben Abelly

Ben Abelly
Guest

Two racist trolls commiserating with one another. Feel the love.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

I blame Allen West

scooter
Guest

So?

Kenyan Mocker
Guest

Allen West would be allowed to use the N word since he’s black and gets the same rights as rap artists, doesn’t he?
If you don’t agree then you show you’re a racist bigot.

Nan
Guest

I thought his conservatism canceled out his race?

Kenyan Mocker
Guest

Sorry I forgot, Uncle Toms, unlike Uncle Ruckus can’t do that.

scooter
Guest

It does, he had to turn in his victim card for an Uncle Tom hat and lapel pin.

Yankee 1942
Guest

The Backward Legacy: Achievements made in half a century, destroyed in half a decade.

teejk
Guest

Is it possible that so much effort is being spent hiding the “dirty little secret” (which is really the elephant in the room) because people are afraid they will asked to pay back all that money wasted since 1965? I personally would be willing to donate my share if I knew that the “new plan” had an expiration date.

Uncle Ruckus
Guest

Well..using that logic…shouldn’t they be paid for the free labor they provided to build this nation

teejk
Guest

Well…using that logic, do you have total value in mind? Since so many others “chipped in” during the period in question, you’ll have to keep everything in relative values. We can then certainly deduct your number from the total wasted to arrive at “net amount wasted”.

obama_sucks2
Guest

They didn’t work for free. Those who did work for free are now past away. As a white person I owe you nothing. Not a penny!

Brendan
Guest

Absurd… but not surprising for West.
Take a problem like this and don’t blame social or cultural is the cause for the violent reaction.
Blame the Democrat party… of course.
I’m no great fan of the Democrats… I think they lean too far left, which is why i vote independent… but blaming the Democrat party for riots is pretty lame.

Don Dean
Guest

Guilt by association, dude…..guilt by association.

Navalair59
Guest

Facts are facts regardless of who states them.. Much of the social , cultural and economic problems were kick started by Lyndon Johnson’s so called great society making many in the country totally dependent on the gument.. By the way , while on Airforce One Johnson talking to an individual was stated as saying ” When he was done he would have them N- – – – – S voting democrate for the next 200 years” You can check that out..

Brendan
Guest

And what dos that have to do with the riots?

Facts are facts.
The capital of New York is Albany.
That is a fact.
And that is not the reason for the riots either.

CheetoBuster
Guest

Bill Clinton “Last year Obama would have been getting us coffee”

CheetoBuster
Guest

He didn’t blame the democrat party for riots, he blamed them for destroying the family, adding more poverty, ruining the education system and jobless rates while giving handouts for doing nothing which gives them the entitlement attitude to carry out these riots. Maybe you should re-read the article.

Brendan
Guest

I read it clearly and I disagree.

Rafael X
Guest

Just a convoluted way to blame democrats. You guys are turning into pretzels trying to avoid the real issues.

scooter
Guest

The residents of Baltimore have voted in Democrats to run things since the 60’s, so convoluted must not mean what you think it means. Maybe you were going for honest, don’t fret, that word throws a lot of liberals into a tailspin.

Brendan
Guest

So because Baltimore votes primarily Democrat, you blame Democrats for the riots.
that is logical as saying since most people in Baltimore drink Coke instead of Pepsi, Coke is to blame for the riots

CheetoBuster
Guest

You just don’t want to accept reality. Enlighten us, what are the real issues?

Britt
Guest

Income disparity, institutionalized and personally ingrained racism, police militarization and brutality to name a few. But I get it, being told the “Big Bad Democrats” did it is much easier for simpletons to grasp.

scooter
Guest

Close to 50 years of Dem control of the city lays the problems at the feet of the Dems. Simpletons like you just hate to admit when your plantation workers rise up and bite the hand that feeds them.

CheetoBuster
Guest

Blacks aren’t racist? Democrats are the biggest racists out there!

Britt
Guest
Again, I’m not saying that “blacks” (as you so elegantly put it) are free from blame here. Of course you should not riot and burn down your own community. But since everyone like you keeps quoting MLK Jr. in this situation, try to remember this quote “a riot is the language of the unheard.” It’s not like these people just decided “oh I’m bored today so I’m going to go act like a [thug/animal/whatever racist term you want]”. As to your comment of, “Democrats are the biggest racists out there”, I really have no words to describe how idiotic this… Read more »
T Saint
Guest

Here is a video for you Britt. It might open your eyes to the truth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bL3LH30Q98

CheetoBuster
Guest

Because you choose not to see it, don’t blame your ignorance on others. You are a slave to the democrat party. Open up your eyes and see what they HAVEN’T done for the black community. Only then will you have any logical thought.

Britt
Guest

Lol Yes I am a slave. That really hurts. Go ahead and start bowing back to Mr. West before he gets angry.

Rafael X
Guest

Police negligence and brutality.

miss_msry
Guest

Then why hasn’t the black police chief, the black mayor, and the black city council pres. done something to rectify the problems with the 40% black police force?

Zae
Guest

You want some black in you huh? it okay, embrace it.

Jon_Snow
Guest

Exactly miss_msry. That’s the point of the entire article. It seems the lib’s here aren’t able to come to grips with this absolute fact.

Britt
Guest

What are you even trying to say here? The police are the problem and you ask why they can’t just simply clean themselves up? Did you even try to form a thought or did you just want to type out the word “black” a bunch of times?

miss_msry
Guest

No, that they are the majority, why haven’t they taken action to weed out racist police instead of waiting for something like this to happen. It is their city to control.

Zae
Guest

It is funny, now that we have a Black President the new word for nigger is democrat or liberal. They interchange the words so much they don’t even notice. These damn niggers, i mean blacks, uh liberals, shyat…. hahahaha.

scooter
Guest

The police weren’t burning down their neighborhoods, man up for a change and quit being a lying sack of shit.

Britt
Guest

Do you understand what oppression is you fucking fool? Of course cops don’t need to riot, they are the ones in power. I feel like I have your level of stupidity figured out and you just keep on surprising me.

Tory
Guest

It is Democrats that hold all of the power, so if they are acting out because of oppression as you claim, how can you not see that the Democrats are the oppressors? If the solution is Democrat social policies, where is the progress after 40 years of purely Democrat leadership?

CheetoBuster
Guest

Where is your concern and riots when the victim is anything but black?

Britt
Guest

I love this argument: “Start killing my kind and I’ll give a shit.” So very, very compassionate of you.

OgieOgelthorpe
Guest

400 whites killed by cops last year…where’s the outrage from liberals and the media?

londocraig
Guest
Yes,where is the outrage?! If the families of those “whites killed, by police”, run inside and say “Please, respect our privacy at this time”, then what the hell, do you expect people to do for them ?! Many times, they are so afraid, that the police are going to come and kill them, if they mount a protest! Don’t expect other people to rally for your cause, if you are not willing to “get loud”, yourself! Think about THAT for a moment! Be damn sure, that the more that “whites” show solidarity, instead of calling us animals, the less these… Read more »
OgieOgelthorpe
Guest

1000 fatalities by police out of an estimated 2 million arrests nationwide each year.
That figures out to a grand total of 0.05%.
It is not genocide…it is idiots 99% of the time, and unwarranted outrage by liberals.

Rafael X
Guest

What if you add unharmed in the equation what are numbers?

OgieOgelthorpe
Guest

Cops nationwide make over 2 million arrests every year.
1000 killed out of 2 million is an incident rate of 0.05%.

Britt
Guest

I can’t help if you only watch Fox News, but if you truly believe that police brutality and militarization aren’t an issue for everyone then I’m at a loss for you.

OgieOgelthorpe
Guest

It only seems to be a problem for the 0.05% of people too dumb to listen to the cops, while being arrested.

CheetoBuster
Guest

FACT: More whites are killed by police than any other race. Keep trying.

Paul Sheridan
Guest

As a whole number yes. But not per capita.

Britt
Guest

Lol You’ve already proven you have no clue what a fact is

scooter
Guest

Those are FBI stats, dumbass.

Britt
Guest

Ouch, I got called a dumbass by the single biggest moron I’ve ever run into on this site…

CheetoBuster
Guest

Nice dodge, but we all know how ignorant you are to facts.

Britt
Guest

Haha, that’s so clever. Where have I heard that before….

CheetoBuster
Guest

Face it, democrats own you, and you let them. How fcking sad is that!

Britt
Guest

Lol will you go away already. I honestly feel like I’m arguing with a slow child. Your caveman level insults are not affecting me

CheetoBuster
Guest

Ha, still dodging, Don’t you have a riot to go to, go break some sh!t up, destroy your neighbors homes, call out whitey for destroying your life because you have never learned personal responsibility??

Britt
Guest

Lol Yep, I hate racist assholes like you so I must be a rioter. Logic is flawless

CheetoBuster
Guest

Your momma didn’t teach you what racism really is. Throwing the word around on websites forums because you can’t handle what someone is telling you only shows your complete ignorance on the issue.

Britt
Guest

Lol Did your “momma” have to teach you to be so prejudiced towards those different than you or did you just pick that up on your own?

Rafael X
Guest

Where’s yours? You only pop up to denigrate black victims.

CheetoBuster
Guest

Who’s denigrating anyone?? Calling out idiots who destroy their own neighborhoods and businesses is denigrating black victims??

Rafael X
Guest

Showing more concern for replaceable property than the person who lost is life is denigrating yes. Like Allen West who doesn’t mention the victim’s name once in his “article”.

CheetoBuster
Guest

I guess you hate Ray Lewis as well, since he is saying the same thing.

Britt
Guest

Oh, you mean Ray Lewis, the murderer?

“Violence is not the answer! Unless of course someone really pisses you off then you can kill them.”

Your list of heroes is quite….interesting.

Rafael X
Guest

If that’s what he’s saying than he’s a moron. It’s not about hating anyone just logic.

dontknownuffn
Guest

Facts….
1.97% of 100 POOREST Counties are in Republican States.
2. 9 out of the 10 Poorest States are Republican
3. Republican States recvive more in Federal Aide than they pay in taxes.

Daryl Lee Posey
Guest
HAHAHAHAAHAH YOUR OWN SITE AGIANST YOU!!!! For starters, the list is dominated by rural areas. Generally speaking, rural areas have a lower cost of living, so the small income you make in a poor, rural Texas county is going to go further than it would if you lived in a poor, urban area like Detroit or Camden, N.J. This raises questions about how comparatively disadvantaged poor Americans are in rural and urban areas. Also, rural areas are areas where Republicans tend to do well electorally. By contrast, impoverished areas of big cities are big enough population-wise to be balanced by… Read more »
Daryl Lee Posey
Guest
For starters, the list is dominated by rural areas. Generally speaking, rural areas have a lower cost of living, so the small income you make in a poor, rural Texas county is going to go further than it would if you lived in a poor, urban area like Detroit or Camden, N.J. This raises questions about how comparatively disadvantaged poor Americans are in rural and urban areas. Also, rural areas are areas where Republicans tend to do well electorally. By contrast, impoverished areas of big cities are big enough population-wise to be balanced by more affluent neighborhoods, and these poor… Read more »
Theresa Dyer Cook
Guest

There is blame on both sides , but your numbers are inaccurate.

OgieOgelthorpe
Guest

Care to look at the demographics of poverty, silly drooling liberal dullard?
It’s proven fact the overwhelming majority of high school dropouts and those making under $50k vote democrat.

Paul Sheridan
Guest
That’s true about the high school dropouts but the overwhelming number of people with post graduate degrees also vote Democrat. In fact it’s only among high school graduates without college degrees that Republicans consistently win out. And the income numbers shift when you break them down by age. For example there are more people under 30 who make less than $50K and people in that age range are more likely to vote for Democrats regardless of how much money they make. Conversely, people who make more than $100K are more likely to be older and older Americans also vote Republican… Read more »
OgieOgelthorpe
Guest

The GOP attracts the majority of graduate degrees, and 42% of post-grads…as well as the majority making over $50k a year.

http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/polls/us-elections/how-groups-voted/how-groups-voted-2012/

Paul Sheridan
Guest

Graduate degree and post-graduate mean the same thing. But you’re right about college grads, I saw different numbers elsewhere but yeah 51% of college grads voted for Romney. Thanks for the correction.

OgieOgelthorpe
Guest

Sorry…I was watching TV and typing, not paying attention. I found the Roper/UConn site to be very interesting, and useful in dispelling myths. They have presidential election data going back to the 1976.

Daryl Lee Posey
Guest

haha wow someone literally made up facts to look important…..

Navalair59
Guest
That as it may be, you don’t see those residents burning down their counties , but you do see the depraved idiots in Detroit, N.Y.C and now Baltimore behaving like animals.. They don’t even have the decency to honor the death of one of their citizens with respect.. They would rather burn down a drug store and loot a liquor store … Gee, just like Ferguson.. They have the mind set of uncivilized trash and by the way I grew up poor as did my parents and grandparents.. We also expected nothing or asked for nothing from the gument and… Read more »
Britt
Guest

Now if only everyone in the world could be so perfect as you all of our problems would be solved.

Navalair59
Guest

Now that is a stupid comment.. Exactly when is trying to be a decent, law abiding, honest , productive, hardworking citizen a claim of being perfect.. GOD’S word says “There is none righteous no not one”.. It also says ” You shall reap what you sow”… Gods word says that he gave us all a free will to choose and those that chose the behavior displayed in Baltimore are brain dead stupid as are those that justify it….

Britt
Guest

You call my comment stupid and then go and base your entire comment on God…. Ok…..

Navalair59
Guest

As a matter of fact I do because he and his word are the basis for all truth..

Chronos Z. Wonderpig
Guest

I call shenanigans on your “facts”

dontknownuffn
Guest

You obvioulsly have a two oposable thumbs and computer. Look it up yourself. Fact Check DOT ORG….

Daryl Lee Posey
Guest
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA YOUR OWN SITE AGIANST YOU !!!!! For starters, the list is dominated by rural areas. Generally speaking, rural areas have a lower cost of living, so the small income you make in a poor, rural Texas county is going to go further than it would if you lived in a poor, urban area like Detroit or Camden, N.J. This raises questions about how comparatively disadvantaged poor Americans are in rural and urban areas. Also, rural areas are areas where Republicans tend to do well electorally. By contrast, impoverished areas of big cities are big enough population-wise to be balanced… Read more »
Don Dean
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Ahhh. We get it…..it’s on the internet, so it HAS to be true…..right?

Daryl Lee Posey
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yes lets use a liberal fact checking site to check your liberal facts! How about this look at California alone, they have more poor counties then any other state. look at Detroit. There are at least 3 counties in the first and the city of Detroit that prove your “facts” wrong. Maybe if your data is from 1924.

Britt
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That’s the problem though. The morons that read this sight for “information” don’t know how to discover a fact unless it is given to them in a nice little package from Jesus B. West.

scooter
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Yeah, yeah. We get it, you’re racist and don’t like Allen West.

Britt
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Lol Yes, I – the one who is upset by all the racist coverage instead of cheering it on – am a racist. You fucking sheep are so adorable sometimes.

bobby mcgehe
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Allen B. West should be in a US military prison for his simulated execution of an Iraqi police officer! He is a piece of garbage!

the_great_guckenheimer
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the_great_guckenheimer

This is nothing more than a Tea Party rant against the Big Bad Evil Democrats. Allen West is a moron not to betaken seriously.

T Saint
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Why are you on this Site. It really reveals your liberal mind set, profane words and bashing. Like Britt GO AWAY

Britt
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I know, why would you ever read from a news site that doesn’t simply confirm your own world views. It’s like we’re trying to be well-rounded in our search for knowledge instead of just having our prejudices justified. How dare we.

scooter
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Did you see the news about the riots in that city that has been run by democrats since the 60’s? Yeah, it’s just a Tea Party rant though…jackass.

Britt
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“Yeah, it’s just a Tea Party rant though”

Hmm, maybe you are capable of comprehension after all!

rreactor
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You on the other hand, have so many grand accomplishments to be proud of that you call yourself “great”. It’s pretty obvious to even the most casual observer that the democrat party has failed the constituents it has so callously deceived for generations. Keep on making space for destruction and see how that works for you…

Britt
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Yeah! You just insulted his screen-name! Games over everyone, Republicans wins!

rreactor
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Yeah, like that was the point, Britt. Apparently you believe I’m a Republican because I pointed out the fallacy of the “great” ones post and count that as a “score”. Fail…

Britt
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No, I believed you were a Republican because you’re defending the joke of a man that this web site is named after. And I feel like I must ask: do you really, truly believe I thought that was the actual point of your comment? Are you really that dense?

rreactor
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Your a piece of work aren’t you? Your defending someone you believe I offended by trying to offend me. I am not someone you can easily dismiss or categorize because I am capable of thinking for myself. You may want to reconsider your strategy, cuz’ it won’t work on me. I’ve been in conflicts more serious than a web page comment thread…

Britt
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“Poverty has nothing to do with it”

Jesus Christ I know this is a right-wing nutjob writing for other right-wing nutjobs but you should try not to be so blatant in your disregard for facts.

T Saint
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First of all Britt have a little respect for the name and person of Jesus Christ. Second I don’t see much in the way of facts coming out of you only sarcastic and demeaning comment. So try and exercise your brain if your going to make comments. Or just go away.

Britt
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First of all, you will be sorely disappointed if you think you’re going to get me to respect your imaginary friend. Jesus Christ is nothing but a shield that Christians use to justify their prejudices and I will treat him as such. To your second point, you conservatives are the only ones that need to be convinced that income disparity in this country causes a majority of our social issues. It is not up to me to prove the fact because it has already been proven. It is up to you to disprove it at this point and saying “poverty… Read more »
T Saint
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Am not disappointed or surprised of your response. Because you speak out of ignorance and blindness to the person of Jesus Christ. He is not imaginary read your history book. He was and is a real person that did and does exist. You also know nothing of true Christian values or philosophy In relation to your last comment everyone in America has an opportunity to succeed in life. Many poor legal immigrant have made a successful life in this Country. Lazy people never succeed they only look for hand out.Here is a video of a Black American woman and her… Read more »
Zae
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how do you know? could she not be an actress?? not saying she is, i am just saying how do you know?

T Saint
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Zae, I had a lot of things I would like to express about your World View but I think deep down inside you know the truth about your perspective and deposition. As to your comment here is a Video that can clear it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=223&v=TbDcDaNJ7eo

Zae
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Please by all means do. I only asked because i edit video and i know how to make something seem like something else. If i can do that just imagine what ppl in power can do. Again, i am not saying that is what happened. You do not know anything of my world view. I have been called nigger many times growing up, more then i can count. I have been stopped by the police more times then i can count just for walking down the street. I have had my rights violated many times over and over again. I… Read more »
Britt
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Lol you know so much about what I do and do not know about Christianity. I’m not taking your Jesus bait though, because he has nothing to do with this discussion. It’s perfectly fine if you want to believe, but dragging him into every discussion you ever have is excessive at least.

And the fact that you believe everyone is treated equally in this country is too laughable to even respond to.

T Saint
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You have issues, I didn’t bring up the Jesus thing you did by using His name in a disrespectful way/ I just asked you not to be disrespectful, your the one that actually made it a discussion. By the way, where did I say everyone is treated equal, that’s not even realistic in any country or society.I just stated that everyone in America has an equal opportunity to succeed. Also I only know what you reveal in your ignorant comments.Lastly I find it interesting that you didn’t make a comment about the video. Because in it it reveal the real… Read more »
Earl Lee
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Jesus said….give a man a fish and you feed him for a day…..teach him to fish and you feed him for life. Yet republicans want to cut and have cut programs designed to help people get skills so they can become self sufficient…..while at the same time COMPLAIN that people are on government assistance

T Saint
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What programs and why were they cut. By the way the Government has Grants and Loan programs for everyone. Those Grants and Loans offer collage, books & housing expense So what would be the excuse for anyone not going to Collage and bettering their life, even if programs were cut.
As far as I know the republicans fight to create programs that create JOBS. Kids today are lazy and have horrible work ethics. That’s the real truth

Britt
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Damn kids today! So lazy and entitled. I wish I could talk to the people that raised them this way….

jaxx
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Ok Britt. So what are the facts about the Baltimore situation in your left wing nutjob mind?

Britt
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Yes that is certainly an open invitation for discussion. I’ll get right back to you with that…

spankee
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Im poor and I dont behave like that. Was raised better

Cory West
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All it takes is one to show what is possible. I grew up poor as well and hear about and personally know many minorities who have made it out of the ghetto and have become successful. The individuals who don’t, choose that themselves. The opportunities are there, people just need to get off their welfare sucking asses to utilize them. It all comes down to pure LAZINESS!!!

Zae
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what someone does or does not choose to do in life has no relevance on how a person should be treated. Maybe, i do not want to be a doctor. Maybe, i don’t want to run a business. It does not mean that i should be treated like a subhuman. Even “minorities” as you put it, that get out of the ‘hood never get away from the stigma of what they are considered. First thing my friendly white italian neighbor said to us when we moved into the neighborhood was to watch for those black and spanish people that use… Read more »
Cory West
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OHHHH yes it does!! I will not treat a lazy person the same way I would treat a hard working individual; which is with respect. Why should someone who sits on their ass receive the same things hard working people get? Our country would be NOWHERE if we went by that mantra. Nothing would get done. How does that not make sense to you. There really is no argument to defend laziness.

Zae
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oranges and apples, of course someone lazy will not receive the same benefits as a hard working individual, but respect is something all beings deserve. Just because i choose to work 80 hours a week doesn’t mean i should look down on someone who doesn’t. They might not have the same interests in life as me.

Cory West
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OHHHH yes it certainly does. If you’re lazy and expect things without working for them, I’m going to treat you with a hell of a lot less respect than a hard working human being. If that doesn’t make sense to you Lord help you my dear.

Britt
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This is the narrative that is perpetuated by your Conservative media and it could not be more wrong

Cory West
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I’m actually moderate, so it wouldn’t be MY conservative media. Or actually I should say, I’m a realist…. real honest. You’re just ignorant.

spankee
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dont waste your breath with that one, another troublemaker

Britt
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If you are consuming the drivel from this website, then yes it is YOUR conservative media so do not try to distance yourself from it. You may claim to be moderate but your view that “lazy black people cause their own problems” is a strictly conservative attitude. You can call me ignorant, and I can call you racist. But of course, that would be unfounded because I’m simply a race baiter, right?

Cory West
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I have just as much an issue with lazy whites as I do with any lazy person. A lazy person is a lazy person. I mentioned minorities as that is the issue at hand. You certainly weren’t trying to hide your race baiting ways there, were you? 😉

Britt
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Lol Way to back peddle buddy. You mention how you can’t stand lazy minorities, I call you a racist for it and then all of a sudden it’s “oh no I mean whites too you race baiter”.

Cory West
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If you’ll notice I only referred to “minorities” when speaking on making it out. I used “individuals” and “people” when referring to laziness and well fare suckers. Maybe I should’ve started new paragraphs and used proper MLA format. Oops. You’re done.

Britt
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Lol I don’t even know what to make of your incoherent ramblings anymore. As you said, I’m done.

Cory West
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And I’m gone…..

Britt
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Well if only everyone could be as perfect as you

Cory West
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Hard working does not equate to perfection.

Britt
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So in your mind, if you have money you are hard working and if you’re poor you’re lazy. You don’t see anything wrong with that view? I’m sure you don’t, and this is the crux of the issue

Dwight Bailey
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Have you noticed, all Brit does is slander? I have yet to see a fact based argument from Britt. That is very typical of the left.

Britt
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And what exactly is your comment here doing?

scooter
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Don’t forget the rest of the poor whites, Asians, and non-soccer loving Latinos. you kind of have to disregard the rest of the population to prop up your views, but that doesn’t stop you from calling someone else a nutjob, and that is priceless.

Britt
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Yes because each race is treated completely equally and fairly in this country. Of all the people I’ve seen here today you certainly get the prize for biggest dumbass

spankee
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common sense not perfecton

Britt
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Your belittling attitude shows you have no desire to try to understand, so I have no desire to try and get you to

spankee
Guest

I have no attitude but I see yours …… people need to act like human beings not wild savages. And if you cant see that I feel sorry for you. have a great day…

Britt
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Oh that’s right, you guys are never wrong. You are incapable of having an attitude or belittling someone. They’re just “wild savages” or “thugs” or “animals” (which of course are all just covering up the REAL word you want to use). Congratulations on your moral high ground, but I’d suggest you take a second look at yourself in the mirror.

OgieOgelthorpe
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Were the OWSers poor and downtrodden?
Idiot.

Britt
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Hey, fuck you buddy.

OgieOgelthorpe
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Answer the question.

scooter
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Aww, the little teabagee has had enough.

Britt
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Lol Do you even know what words mean? And just to show that I have not, in fact, had enough: Fuck you too buddy

Paul Sheridan
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No it’s true, rich people riot all the time as long as there in Democrat governed cities. For example uh ….

Britt
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No no, when rich people and corporations fuck over their community for their own selfish reasons it’s called being “business savvy”.

scooter
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Rich Democrats in this instance, why leave that out?

Britt
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Did I leave out rich Democrats? I know you can’t read so I’ll just tell you, no, I didn’t. My point is that wealth is at the core of this, not black/white, democrat/republican or anything other bullshit.

jaxx
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How is wealth at the core of this? Besides your obvious hatred and/or envy. Black dude dies in police custody, black shit stirrers show up (“community activists”) with the lame stream media, blacks riot and tear up their own communities. Black mayor stands by clueless. What’s your point?

Britt
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So where exactly is my hated or envy coming from. Because I sympathize with the underprivileged, I must be an envious poor person? I can’t even begin to tell you how stupid that is. I don’t have to time or patience to explain to you what income disparity is and how it plays a role in every major social issue in this country and others, but let me clean up your narrative: Black dude is unlawfully arrested and is murdered in police custody while no answers are given as to why or how. Civil black protesters show up to make… Read more »
jaxx
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First of all I didn’t call you any names. I was simply trying to understand your rational, such as it is. I hate to break it you to but “income disparity” has been going with mankind from the jump. There always has been and always will be the haves and the have nots. Marxism/Communism is a failure. Socialism is a failure. Only under the American system have so many had the OPPERTUNITY to rise above their cicumstance. Most of those “underpriveledged” choose to be where they are and don’t give a damn for your sympathy. ASSHOLE.

Sergio Chapa
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So what are the facts?

Britt
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I know you think you’re clever with this little quip, but you’re about the 10th person that has asked this within these comments. I’ll let you find my response to it yourself.

Scarlett Craft
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Lol! Yep look at all the alen west bashing ! Haha! Truth really gets them all antsy n hostile

Brendan
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Sorry… lies upset people

KTA
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If this is the truth, then it is through Allen West colored glasses. 🙂 Hope this helps you get a clue.

CheetoBuster
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