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588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - News From You · 0 replies · +2 points

Ouch. The truth hurts.

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 0 replies · +2 points

She didn't. But her family earned that money and it's their right to spoil their airhead daughter with it if they want.

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 0 replies · +1 points

I have tried several times to explain what I really meant. My point is that the test was NOT purposefully slanted.

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 0 replies · +2 points

Or maybe what I meant was, the test may have been unfair, but that doesn't mean it was biased, or prejudiced, or discriminatory.

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 0 replies · +3 points

Ho boy. At my age, I know lots of people like this. They don't realize that America gives you the opportunity to do whatever you want, but never guarantees that this will get you everything you want.

My sister dated this guy for three years, and I never liked him, but when he mentioned that he was "trying to get on food stamps," I wanted to punch him. You don't TRY to get on food stamps, you useless clod! This was a 25-year-old guy in excellent health who felt that working in fast food, retail, etc. was beneath him because his parents bought him a $120,000 degree in a subject which turned out to be totally useless. Entitlement at its best (or worst, depending on how you look at it).

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 0 replies · +2 points

I meant that the test my have been unintentionally biased, but that does not mean it's unfair. That's why I brought up the whole Asian-American culture clash thing. American business culture may be "biased" against Asian Americans because its "right' answers go against traditional Asian values. However, this doesn't mean it's unfair. Life is unfair, and that means some people have to work harder than others for the same goal.

People like Sotomayor seem to expect the system to change so that everyone can be "equal." But we're not equal.

Sorry my point wasn't clear. I think we're all in agreement.

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 0 replies · +1 points

I couldn't believe there was that option when I voted in Alabama last year. I've always said that people who vote a party ticket deserve what they get. Unfortunately, the rest of us have to suffer, too.

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 0 replies · +1 points

Bah. Don't pay them no nevermind. If Sarah Palin walked on water, the media would be crowing about how she can't swim.

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 0 replies · +2 points

Everyone may think poverty stinks, but there are those who would rather complain about it than get another job, go back to school, stop feeding unnecessary habits, etc. I would say that these people DO desire to live in poverty if they're not willing to do anything about it. Just like a lot of women claim they "weren't trying to get pregnant." If you had unprotected sex, you WERE trying to get pregnant.

Compassion and kindness are instrumental to successful capitalism because capitalism cannot succeed without others. If you are a jerk to your suppliers, they can cut you off. If you don't treat your employees well, they can decide to work for someone who treats them better. If you give bad service, your customers can and will take their business elsewhere.

588 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - Vent through 7/9 · 1 reply · +4 points

Hmm. You are making me think in all kinds of directions here! (It's a good thing.)

I wouldn't say the problem is that black culture has failed to evolve, but that it has DE-evolved. There was a time in this country when it was pointless for black people to aspire to certain things. But though things have changed, people like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton continue to insist to blacks that they can never succeed at the level of other races, so why bother? And young people take this message to heart. As recently as the 70s, black women gave birth out of wedlock at a lower rate than white women. Since then, the disparity has skyrocketed. Do the Jacksons and Sharptons of this country thing this is a good thing? And look what happened to Bill Cosby when he tried to suggest that blacks should hold each other accountable for behaviors which were destroying them.

I think whites have done as much for blacks now as they possibly can. The black community needs leaders which will demand responsibility and do away with self-pity and shifting the blame.