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A Senate Apology for History on Lynching watch

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    (Original post by Iz the Wiz)
    nor has the GOP become the party of organized labor (even though the Dems can't be described as being that anymore either).
    Whatever unions are left in this country, the Dems have them under their wings......like the teachers union.
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    Not the legislature, no. The enforcement of law is the responsibility of the executive power.
    It's the judicial branch of gov't
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    (Original post by ArthurOliver)
    Are we taking lynching to be a race hate crime - or simply local and possibly unreasonable justice? Haven't I read that most 'lynched' were Whites by Whites? ?
    It's those gosh danged white cattle rustlers, white grave robbers and white gold mine thieves that got lynched, and I ain't apologizing to them thar varmints.
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    (Original post by Douglas)
    Whatever unions are left in this country, the Dems have them under their wings......like the teachers union.
    Spot on. The Democrats couldn't do anything in their north eastern strongholds without the backing of the unions. The Republicans as far as I know have always been the party of business (Coolidge said something to that effect) and since the war the party of tradition and patriotism (as percieved by their southern supporters). I suppose its understandable why is those cases the Republicans took the South and the Democrats took the North East.

    On a side note however, I've heard people refering to Kerry as a typical Massetucats liberal (spelling?) I read an article in the Week about the time of the Presidential elections to say that the reputation of the state as unjustified. Sure the Senators and Congressmen are all or mostly Democrats, but apparently the Democrat dominated state legislature frowns upon abortion and in the last 10 years has voted in 43 tax cuts, as well as passing bills promoting marriage. It is said to be the most conservative state in the North East.
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    Spot on. The Democrats couldn't do anything in their north eastern strongholds without the backing of the unions. The Republicans as far as I know have always been the party of business (Coolidge said something to that effect) and since the war the party of tradition and patriotism (as percieved by their southern supporters). I suppose its understandable why is those cases the Republicans took the South and the Democrats took the North East.
    Unionized labor makes up under 20% of the voters in the northeast. Meanwhile, Democrats tend to win those states by a margin much larger than that.

    On a side note however, I've heard people refering to Kerry as a typical Massetucats liberal (spelling?) I read an article in the Week about the time of the Presidential elections to say that the reputation of the state as unjustified. Sure the Senators and Congressmen are all or mostly Democrats, but apparently the Democrat dominated state legislature frowns upon abortion and in the last 10 years has voted in 43 tax cuts, as well as passing bills promoting marriage. It is said to be the most conservative state in the North East.
    The reason it passed so many tax cuts (if true) is that it had some of the highest taxes to start with.
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    (Original post by Douglas)
    The "apology" is a meaningless scam, another ridiculous exercise in political correctness.
    Does anybody think that any of voting senators actually gives a fat rats fu¢k about the lynchings?
    Sure, it was wrong, but that was then and this is now. Who has the right to apologize for something that was done by someone else?
    Has the senate apologized for killing 10's of thousands of indians and stealing their land?
    Exactly. I wouldn't sign it. I think it's pathetic that a group of politicians of this rank get steam rollered into signing such unmitigated crap and hounded as villains if they don't. Utter bollox.
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    (Original post by Lord Waddell)
    It is said to be the most conservative state in the North East.
    No, that's got to be New Hampshire. They have no sales tax (AND they have very bad roads, as a result). And, their state motto is "Live free or die, which I've always been kind of jealous of. It has so much more vim than Pennsylvania's yawn-enducing "Virtue, liberty, and independence," and tt looks so nice on a license plate.
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    Unionized labor makes up under 20% of the voters in the northeast. Meanwhile, Democrats tend to win those states by a margin much larger than that.
    Of course, those states also have a large proportion of voters who were union members at one time, or who grew up in families with unionized members. Many former union people vote on the old union line, simply because that's what they were told in their younger days that the Democrats were the "good guys" and the Republicans were the "bad guys." In surveys, they've found that, based on the issues, there are MANY former union members who vote Democrat, but mostly prefer the Republican stances on issues.
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    (Original post by Lord Waddell)
    On a side note however, I've heard people refering to Kerry as a typical Massetucats liberal (spelling?) I read an article in the Week about the time of the Presidential elections to say that the reputation of the state as unjustified. Sure the Senators and Congressmen are all or mostly Democrats, but apparently the Democrat dominated state legislature frowns upon abortion and in the last 10 years has voted in 43 tax cuts, as well as passing bills promoting marriage. It is said to be the most conservative state in the North East.
    Lord Waddell, Massachusettes is one of the most liberal states in the nation, they are the only state where gay marriage is legal, they've never seen a tax that they don't love.

    NH, on ther other hand, is quite conservative, they voted Bush in 2000, but Kerry in 2004. And by the way Satori, NH has good roads. They are the only state in the union that has neither a state sales tax or a state income tax.
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    In light of the serious problems we face in the world and our own country, I think this apology is one of the dumbest, emptiest, most politically correct pile of rubbish I’ve heard in a long time.

    We’ve got fanatics trying to kill us all in the name of their god and hiding among us. We’re being taxed to death taking care of deadbeats and criminals, while President Bush is sending even more of our money to brutal dictators in Africa. And the Senate apologizes for failing to pass anti-lynching laws 100 years ago?

    A hundred years from now, I hope politicians will apologize for the lynchings that took place in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted the white cops who subdued lifelong criminal Rodney King. They should also apologize for the lynching that goes on right here in the streets of D.C., as black and Hispanic gangbangers kill each other and innocents for the most ignorant reasons. Apologize for failing to deport Hispanic thugs who jumped the border to spread their thuggery into America’s heartland. And the Senate apologizes for failing to pass anti-lynching laws 100 years ago?

    Perhaps Congress should apologize for decades of bloated socialist programs that caused the black family to disintegrate. Paying unmarried women to have babies is obscene, immoral, and the reason so many (too many) black children have no fathers to speak of. Treating blacks like dummies who require separate (LOWER) standards than every other race is offensive. I’m offended. Where is my apology?

    Generations of blacks have been lulled into feeding from the government trough, and the damage it caused will reverberate for generations. And those numbskulls down the street are apologizing for failing to pass anti-lynching laws 100 years ago. Lord, give me strength.

    I’m sick of politicians wasting time and money pandering to blacks, treating us like empty-headed children, spoon-feeding us putrid pabulum, and prostrating themselves for every perceived slight. Don’t apologize to “Black People.” Apologize to individual blacks who actually care about this mess.

    Apologize for failing to protect Americans against foreign invaders. Apologize for taking our hard-earned money and giving it to people who don’t want to earn it themselves. Apologize for constantly referring to me as “African American,” implying that I’m a lesser American than everyone else. Apologize to all Americans for pushing racially divisive entitlements and preferences and insane “hate crime” laws. Thanks to your misguided paternalism, racial tension will always be front and center.

    Freedom is more important than all the apologies, handouts, and excuses Congress could ever come up with. I’m living in the best country in the world, and I’d never be freer anywhere else. To blacks who grew up believing America was the most racist place on earth, if you no longer believe that and realize freedom, the right to be left alone, is the only apology you need, demand that from your senators.

    :congrats:
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    (Original post by Douglas)
    And by the way Satori, NH has good roads.
    Not according to the people I know from NH. They have all said that, by comparison, PA roads are way better, and PA roads are terrible since we get all of the traffic that travels to and from New England.
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    Not according to the people I know from NH. They have all said that, by comparison, PA roads are way better, and PA roads are terrible since we get all of the traffic that travels to and from New England.
    WELL, we only have 13 potholes per mile (less than 2 feet in diameter and 1 foot deep). How many potholes per mile does PA have??
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    (Original post by Douglas)
    WELL, we only have 13 potholes per mile (less than 2 feet in diameter and 1 foot deep). How many potholes per mile does PA have??
    Actually, I just found out that Pennsylvania maintains the title as the state with the worst roads. In fact, apparently, our roads are so terrible that we were #1 for worst roads last year, and yet were #2 for most improved roads this year while STILL being #1 in worst roads... I can't help but believe that part of the problem comes from the Amish horses-and-buggey.

    I and my fellow Pennsylvanians can look at our blown tires and ravaged suspensions like badges of honor. My apologies to New Hampshire.
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    (Original post by psychic_satori)
    Actually, I just found out that Pennsylvania maintains the title as the state with the worst roads. In fact, apparently, our roads are so terrible that we were #1 for worst roads last year, and yet were #2 for most improved roads this year while STILL being #1 in worst roads... I can't help but believe that part of the problem comes from the Amish horses-and-buggey.

    I and my fellow Pennsylvanians can look at our blown tires and ravaged suspensions like badges of honor. My apologies to New Hampshire.
    I got a good chuckle out of that one. I wonder how many #2's for improved roads you need before you drop out of #1 for worst roads.
    Talking about the Amish, do they have a pooper scooper law for horses in PA?
 
 
 
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