Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Realistic Assessment 
of a 
Rotten Situation 
or 
RABID RACISM RUN AMOK?



HOWEVER UNFLATTERING 
it may be
The TRUTH is NOT HATE SPEECH

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  1. You said a mouthful!

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    1. It was the compilers of all those images and their caption writers who said it, not I. ;-)

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    1. Since most of us don't live in the area, AOW, I wish you'd elucidate a bit, because I doubt if anyone not familiar with Prince George's County, Maryland could understand what you mean.

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    2. See Jack B. Johnson as an example of governance in PG County:

      Jack Bruce Johnson (born April 3, 1949) is an American criminal and former lawyer. He was a Maryland state's attorney and was, from 2002 to 2010, the county executive of Prince George's County, Maryland. He was elected state's attorney in November 1994 and served as county executive from December 2002 to December 2010. On November 12, 2010, both Johnson and his wife were indicted on federal charges as part of a larger political corruption scandal in the county.

      On May 17, 2011, Johnson pleaded guilty to extortion and witness- and evidence-tampering. He is currently serving a seven year and three month sentence at the Butner Federal Correctional Complex...


      More about PG County's corruption:

      In 2010, the Office of the Maryland State Prosecutor began investigating whether Johnson and four other Prince George's County council members had solicited bribes and favors while deliberating on a one-million-dollar annual lease for a county agency.[9]

      On November 12, 2010, Jack Johnson and his wife Leslie were arrested by the FBI as part of the federal probe of political corruption in Prince George's County. They were charged with witness tampering and destruction of evidence. According to court documents filed by the FBI, Johnson is accused of taking kickbacks and bribes in exchange for helping a developer secure federal funding for housing developments. Johnson can be heard on a wiretap instructing Leslie to locate and flush a $100,000 check from the developer down a toilet at their home and to hide $79,600 in cash in her bra as FBI agents knocked at the door of their home with a search warrant. The Johnsons face up to 20 years in jail for each offense, but both were released and Jack Johnson is on home detention with electronic monitoring. Johnson remained in office until December 6, when his term expired; Leslie was sworn in as a newly elected county council member on the same day; however, she would not be eligible to remain in office if convicted of a felony.

      On February 14, 2011, Johnson was indicted for allegedly soliciting more than $200,000 in bribes as part of a conspiracy that dates back to 2003. While Johnson is the only person named in the indictment, two unnamed developers were named co-conspirators in the indictment. The indictment reports that the FBI recorded conversations between Johnson, a developer and the county director of housing where cash bribes were solicited.

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    3. Thanks, AOW. Boy! You sure can deliver the goods, when asked, can't you? ;-)

      While I was reading your comments, I was thinking "Shades of Marion Berry!"

      I was also thinking of Illinois, whose last four governors have been indicted and sent to prison on various charges of corruption, and of the DISASTER AREA demented Democratic policies have made of Detroit and most of our other so-called Inner Cities where Urban Blight has become the Rule under corrupt, incompetent Democratic administrations since LBJ gave us The Great Society.

      "SAD" doesn't even BEGIN to cover it.

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    4. At first, PG County was hailed as a great example of black governance. Democratic Party, of course!

      It wasn't long before the problems set in and certain businesses packed up shop and left. One of those businesses was the coin shows in Lanham. Talk about the hub of the coin universe! Outstanding!

      Then the robberies started: dealers were robbed in the parking lot, service in the hosting hotel went to hell, dealers and customers were followed and robbed on the road or at their homes, pickpockets roamed the bourse venue, boxes of valuable numismatic material were stolen from the tables set up for the show, and on and on.

      Two weekends ago, there was a big coin show in Baltimore, Maryland. Yep, dealers robbed -- never mind the luxurious venue.


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  3. This post is racis Rethuglicans gonna be haters cause thats what haters do hate

    white folks lost they minds when a black man became president

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    1. Really? If that were true, then why am I –– and many other Conservatives –– more than happy to entertain the idea of having Dr. Ben Carson step into the current president's shoes?

      Your thinking, if one could call it that, lacks depth and anything like a proper sense of perspective.

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    2. Look at that ghetto dialect. You're wasting your time, FreeThinke.

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  4. LamoniquewaleekaJuly 29, 2015 at 5:59 PM

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  5. A comic strip in a vacuum.

    FreeThinke, I don't think you know anything about this subject.

    JMJ

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    1. Hi, Jersey, so why don't you tell us precisely what it is that you think I don't understand?

      The only segment of the series I question, even a little bit, is the one that wants to give the impression that three black officers were responsible for the death of Freddie Gray. Those three black officers have been charged, but so were at least three other officers who happened to be white. So, I'll grant you, that one segment seems to stretch the truth a bit to help promote a particular point of view –– something the enemedia does ALL the TIME.

      Aside from that what part of the series is not the literal truth?

      I can't think of one, but maybe you could.

      Please try.

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    2. I don't know what to say other than what I did. How do I explain to you the broader contexts at play? I think you just haven't spent any time in, or paid any attention to, the social underbelly of America. To be honest, you seem to just hold your nose up to it.

      JMJ

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    3. Jersey, either you have an extremely poor memory, ot you've just never bothered to read and digest the many comments I've made that would bely that notion at every place I've visited in the blogosphere.

      What would I have to do to convince you that I have cared about these things a great deal, and have actually DONE quite a bit to help with both time and attention AND money –– MARRY a black woman? –– ADOPT several black children? –– MOVE into an all-black neighborhood just to prove a point?

      Perhaps you'd be satisfied if I GAVE AWAY every cent I have and spent the rest of my life in the GUTTER?

      I mean WHAT WOULD IT TAKE, man?

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  8. Twisted logic, he must be a registered Liberal. LOL

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    1. I wish you'd come back and tell us who and what you're talking about, Roberta. I'm sorry, but your meaning is not clear.

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    2. Sorry, I was reffering to Jersey McJones

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    3. Thank you, Roberta. It's always a good idea to take enough time to make your meaning clear. Jersey is certainly a liberal, but underneath his crust, he's really a nice guy, so I try not to insult him.

      I've come to the conclusion it's better to ask questions, and hope for intelligent answers than just to hurl insults.

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  13. stomp, snort, and gruntJuly 30, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    The following is from a former college president, he is white and his short article was written in 2013. He is, neediness to say. spot on.

    gather from the lead that you are more interested in stories from people of color than from the other side. However, I have gone through the cycle of dismissing black people as irrelevant to giving serious thought about why I felt that way.

    I am a former college president and my campus was smack dab in the middle of a black neighborhood. When I first took the job I was convinced that crime would be a major worry for me. Not so. In five years I can't think of a single instance of our neighbors causing problems.

    My enlightenment started during that period when the summers were fulled with riots and demonstrations but on our campus - nothing. Time referred to the campus as a "hot bed of rest". I had serious dialogues with black community leaders, young people, business people and it occurred to me that it really didn't make any difference what color they were, on a one to one basis they were what they were, just like anyone else.

    The problem with white America is it is far too eager to place large groups of people in a single category and then make a decision as to whether they like them or not. If not, they are quite willing to dismiss an entire race based on the actions of a few. The problem is, when you do that you paint yourself in a corner and negate any hope of dealing with a person in that group on a rational basis.

    Taking one person at a time when and if the occasion arises is the only sensible way to reduce racism. If we continue to make gross judgements about any group of people, we have just joined the army of the stupid. White people rail about the number of blacks that receive Federal assistance but forget they do so because they are poor. And yet I have never heard of a white person refusing to accept unemployment checks.

    It is not easy to put aside prejudice after having been fed it for most of your life. It's even harder to be the recipient of prejudice after having experienced it for most of your life. The cycle will only change if you take one person at a time, give them respect, get to know them a little better and sooner rather than later you will feel better about the whole deal.


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  15. "The problem with white America is it is far too eager to place large groups of people in a single category and then make a decision as to whether they like them or not. If not, they are quite willing to dismiss an entire race based on the actions of a few."

    It's not just white America (whom blacks lump every last one into a category and demand they all check their white privilege.)

    Like most leftwing twaddle, it's crunchy, chocolaty outer shell makes you feel all warm inside, even as the marshmallow center melts in insipid nothing.

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    1. Perhaps so, Blob, but you seem to have forgotten it works BOTH WAYS.

      With the exception of a very few insightful, specially gifted individuals ALL identifiable racial, ethnic and religious groups suffer from the same type of myopic vision.

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