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  • This Is My Opus: "john in missouri" Says Farewell to Free Republic.

    11/05/2002 1:40:20 PM PST · 2 of 129
    john in missouri to john in missouri
    AAAARRRGGGGGHHHHH! I meant to hit "PREVIEW", not "POST"!

    One final shot at this:

    This is my opus.

    No, I am not writing this opus because someone has offended me. Far more than anything else, I've met friends here.

    If Free Republic is to blame at all, it is for the sole crime of being too involving, too fascinating a place for me to spend my time.

    I believe in conservative principles. My time here has only reinforced that belief.

    It has also helped me figure out precisely what I believe about a variety of contemporary issues, and the appropriate role of government (or lack of role) as it relates to them.

    I believe that the role of government is best played when it encourages and reinforces individual responsibility and initiative. These are the greatest keys to our future as a nation. They are also the greatest keys to individual and family prosperity, in all senses of the word.

    My problem, alas, is that, for various reasons, my family and I have yet to enjoy the fruits of any such prosperity in the financial arena.

    This is due in good part to the fact that we spent so many years of our younger adult lives serving others in volunteer service, to try and make the world a better place, while paying scant attention (or none) to our own financial situation. But regardless of the reasons, this is a situation I must seek, as best I can, to remedy.

    In order to do so, I must cut back on non income-producing, time-consuming endeavors, as worthy as they may be. I must go out and spend my full time, as much as possible, living some of the more material principles of conservatism....

    I must say that I hope to see you again. But it can not be for some time. At quite a bare minimum, I expect that "john in missouri" shall not post again, at the very least, until after the earth has passed its circuit around the sun and the date on the calendar reads 2004... and it may be much, much longer than that... perhaps many years.

    It may be that we will meet one day... perhaps on the street... perhaps in a small, local gathering of FReepaholics Anonymous... or perhaps one day at a campaign rally or other event... Maybe one day, after much time has gone by, we may even meet at a campaign rally in which I may one day run for a public office -- because I would like to do that someday, as well.

    But I speak of the far future.

    Anyway, perhaps we will meet again. And perhaps you will know me as a FReeper when you see me, and I you.

    I am proud to say that my final post (excluding this one) led to my being recognized as being the 500th distinct FReeper to announce that I voted today to further the conservative cause. It is a good way to go.

    And now, my final wishes.

    May good sense and the Republican Party retake the United States Senate tonight.

    May the fat on Hillary's thighs be doubly surpassed by that which grows upon her jowls. May she and Bill enjoy a long marriage. They deserve each other.

    May Little Tommy Daschle, Algore, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and the officials of the NEA, NOW, Planned Parenthood and the "ACLU" -- those paragons of liberal bleatership -- enjoy all the success they deserve.

    May Osama, Saddam, and their friends, associates and admirers -- those who persist in doing unspeakable evil by slaughtering the innocent in the name of a merciful and compassionate God -- meet with the utter destruction they justly deserve.

    A blessing upon our President, our nation, and all who love our nation. And a curse upon those who seek to destroy it.

    A blessing upon the President's team, including Powell, Ashcroft, Rice, and all others who are faced with difficult decisions and challenges in their challenge to help protect our country and our people.

    A blessing upon the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson. May his tribe increase.

    A blessing upon those, now increasingly numerous, who champion common sense conservatism on the radio.

    May our entire nation, through sheer virtue, be set 100% free from the threat of violent criminals. But if we really must have them, then I pray they will only attack those who bend every effort to take away from all of us our God-given right to self-defense.

    A blessing upon Jim Rob and upon Admin Moderator (whoever the heck he or she may be).

    And a blessing upon all true FReepers, including my many friends here.

    Long live America! And now, Farewell.

    I have been, and always shall be...

    ...a FReeper.

    Live long... and prosper.

    And now, with all my farewells said
    I turn to face the autumn light
    My backside squarely framed within
    The bright'n'd rectangle of the exit door
    And nothing more to say, I thrust
    My foot into the great unknown...
  • This Is My Opus: "john in missouri" Says Farewell to Free Republic.

    11/05/2002 1:37:02 PM PST · 1 of 129
    john in missouri
  • Check In After Voting!!! [Go Vote Before Even Thinking Of Posting- And Then Call Some Friends GOTV]

    11/05/2002 9:03:59 AM PST · 723 of 1,665
    john in missouri to Dales
    Voted here in MO for Jim Talent over the widder Carnahan, Aunt Norma Champion for State Senate, and every other Republican on the ticket as well.
  • Gun-toting citizen halts apparent robbery

    11/04/2002 9:47:08 PM PST · 49 of 60
    john in missouri to Squantos
    And the pizza guy stopped for that ???? Gheeeesh ! Awesome story....

    You know the old saying: call for a cop, call for an ambulance, call for a pizza... and see which one arrives first!!!

  • Testosterone in Blood Linked to Better Memory

    11/04/2002 9:39:41 PM PST · 36 of 40
    john in missouri to Pharmboy
    Now the thing I don't like about this article is, um, er... damn... what was I going to say?
  • Morocco's Miracle Mule 'Confirmed'

    11/04/2002 9:29:55 PM PST · 14 of 20
    john in missouri to blam
    Now that's what I call a genuine quarter horse!
  • "I'm Al Gore...I used to be the next president of the United States" (LEVEL5 BARF ALERT ~my title~)

    11/04/2002 12:04:33 PM PST · 42 of 45
    john in missouri to RedBloodedAmerican
    "It's Over, Al. Please Seek Help."
  • "I'm Al Gore...I used to be the next president of the United States" (LEVEL5 BARF ALERT ~my title~)

    11/04/2002 12:00:20 PM PST · 41 of 45
    john in missouri to Joe Brower
    Gore shook a fist in the air and shouted: "Can you stand for justice?" The crowd cheered.

    He dares yell this in the state where the jackbooted thugs of his administration ripped away young Elian at gunpoint? Well, I see he's living up to the Democrap standard for brazen shamelessness.

    "I have not ruled out running again. But I'm going to wait and look at all the factors," Gore said.

    Translation: I'm going to wait until I can see whether I can actually get anybody, even in my own party, to support me.

  • A tale of two children

    11/04/2002 11:50:24 AM PST · 15 of 22
    john in missouri to Motherbear
    It is a mistaken impression to believe that homeschoolers support the early teaching of reading. Some do. Some don't.

    I don't, particularly. I don't see any particular advantage, and I do see some likely disadvantages.

    And you're right, there's a world of learning out there. We have one child, almost 7, who isn't reading much yet. Well, recently she watched The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (minus some of the more violent parts) with mom, dad & older sister. It took us 6 hours to watch a 3-hour film. We did, quite naturally, everything a literature class would do in covering the novel: analysis of the plot, talk about the various characters and the way they interacted, symbolism, the theme, etc. My 9-year-old observed, astutely and quite rightly, "Gandalf is kind of like Jesus." So then we talked about one thing representing another, etc. It was only after we'd finished watching the film, and discussing it in detail, that I realized: we'd basically just done 6 hours of literature.

  • Distant voices tell of life for Britons caged in Camp Delta

    11/04/2002 10:41:21 AM PST · 13 of 13
    john in missouri to Pokey78
    I'm so sorry they aren't finding their Caribbean Package Holiday to be satisfactory. Perhaps the tour director can arrange a full refund.

    What? They didn't pay anything? In that case, we'll supply them with vouchers for an additional stay.

  • Army's secret 'people zapper' plans

    11/02/2002 5:30:05 PM PST · 8 of 48
    john in missouri to Lurking2Long
    Would you like your Osama with fries?

    Yes, and can you supersize that?

  • Mark Levin: Al Gore's Unresolved Issues

    11/02/2002 1:03:11 PM PST · 12 of 41
    john in missouri to WarSlut
    How funny.
  • John Allen Muhammad: Hating America

    11/02/2002 12:54:03 PM PST · 7 of 7
    john in missouri to paltz
    In 1958, for example, only 35 percent of Americans would vote for a black person for president. As of 1997, the figure rose to 93 percent.

    This is just an enormous shift. I well remember from boyhood the attitudes of many of my grandparents' generations in the deep south. THose days are gone forever. And the change hasn't stopped, it's still continuing apace, although there are still some places that race-baiters of both races are trying to hold on to the past. But they can't do it; it as sand through their fingers.

  • Conscience, conviction and action: Kyle Williams urges citizens and pols to protect innocent life

    11/01/2002 11:34:09 PM PST · 4 of 7
    john in missouri to Kwilliams
    Kyle believes he may one day have a career in journalism.

    I think so too, Kyle.

    It's been a little while since I've read an article by you. I'd say I see (or rather, feel) a bit of steady improvement in your writing. And that's not implying there was anything wrong with it earlier.

  • Wellstone stumps for Gore

    11/01/2002 9:51:27 PM PST · 8 of 13
    john in missouri to Liberty Teeth
    It was also announced that the recently deceased Senator will be hithched to the Gore effort for another presidential run in 2004.

    And if the polls say Gore is losing, they'll bump Wellstone to the top spot.

  • Hillary's Monuments (FR in the news!)

    11/01/2002 12:01:09 PM PST · 51 of 60
    john in missouri to Mark Felton
    Who has the famous photo of Hillary flashing the White House silverware under her coat?
  • [American] Religious leaders decry death threats [from Iran] against 3 [American] ministers

    11/01/2002 9:05:10 AM PST · 4 of 10
    john in missouri to 1bigdictator
    "Responding to intolerance with greater intolerance hurts, not helps," said the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, executive director of the Interfaith Alliance. He questioned the wisdom of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Rev. Franklin Graham and Pat Robertson for making derisive remarks about Islam but said it did not warrant calls for their death by Muslim leaders.

    Um.... hel-LO??

    A sincerely held opinion, expressed, is known as FREEDOM OF SPEECH.


  • Democrats in a nutshell

    11/01/2002 8:53:21 AM PST · 11 of 22
    john in missouri to BureaucratusMaximus
    Democrats in a nutshell

    In a nutshell is where a surprisingly high number of them belong.

  • Young black adults identify less with Democratic Party

    10/30/2002 8:06:18 AM PST · 36 of 42
    john in missouri to rdb3
    I appreciate that and am flattered. But to be honest, I don't have the temperment for it. I'm to much of a "hot-head" to be out front.

    I'm sure you know yourself, but... just allow me to contest that statement for a moment.

    "Hot-head" = passion. That's what we need. Someone with some genuine passion to make a difference.

    You can learn to control your mouth. Keep the passion, just learn the self-control needed!

    You're young. Even if you still think you may not be suitable material for running today, there's always tomorrow.

    And if I still haven't convinced you... well, you definitely still have my moral support! :-)

  • Man foils robbery attempt with his handgun

    10/29/2002 9:09:31 AM PST · 14 of 15
    john in missouri to 2banana
    Not sure he had sufficient evidence that the teen intended to rob the store. If merely carrying a weapon into the store was sufficient evidence, then someone should've pulled a gun on him.

    And coming real close to shooting the teen, who hadn't made a move for his gun, was downright abysmally stupid.

  • Four Killed at U. of Arizona Nursing School

    10/28/2002 8:52:47 PM PST · 26 of 39
    john in missouri to BraveMan
    We desperately need to ban all guns and forcibly take them away from all American citizens who are not police or military. If only we had done this already...

    Yes, if only we had done this already... this wacko could've killed his victims with a butcher knife instead.

  • Hartly man shoots wife, self-911 dispatchers hear shots ("She Did Everything Right")

    10/28/2002 12:06:21 PM PST · 26 of 26
    john in missouri to Tired of Taxes
    If she had time to make the phone call, she had time to get a gun and blow his ass away.
  • Novak & Noonan Say Wellstone Was Good Man -- What Are the Odds?

    10/26/2002 11:56:26 PM PDT · 39 of 78
    john in missouri to fatguy
    Perhaps I can sum up this thread in a way that will be satisfactory to most of us.

    Basic human integrity and decency have gotten to be so damn rare in the Democratic Party that if you find even one liberal that seems to actually have it, it's hard for many of us not to feel appreciation and extend hearty congratulations.

  • Still Unprepared for a Terrorist Attack, Warns New Hart-Rudman Task Force on Homeland Security

    10/26/2002 11:18:20 PM PDT · 7 of 11
    john in missouri to Lessismore
    650,000 local and state police officials continue to operate in a virtual intelligence vacuum

    Um... that's one way of saying it... although there are only certain jurisdictions for which I would put it exactly that way...

  • Israel says Jenin operation to last several days; Fatah executes woman in Nabuls

    10/26/2002 8:22:33 PM PDT · 5 of 12
    john in missouri to knighthawk
    Meanwhile, a 39-year-old Palestinian woman was executed Friday night in the West Bank city of Nablus after she was suspected of cooperating with Israel.

    Replace "executed" with "murdered in cold blood."

  • Sniper Doesn't Stampede U.S. to Ban Guns

    10/26/2002 1:30:25 PM PDT · 6 of 22
    john in missouri to freeforall
    A poll for Fox News conducted by Opinion Dynamics reveals that only 14% of people believe tougher gun laws could have stopped the recent shooting spree on the East Coast; 76% think perpetrators like the snipers would always find ways around gun laws. —Interestingly, while twice as many Democrats as Republicans think tougher laws would help curb such incidents, the raw numbers aren't impressive in either case. Only 21% of Democrats believe the proposition, while 9% of Republicans do.

    Good heavens. It would appear intelligence is sprouting in the most surprising of places.


    10/26/2002 1:27:25 PM PDT · 19 of 19
    john in missouri to kattracks
    "We saw the cowardly crusaders and the lowly Jews hold fast while fighting us, while soldiers of our nation raised the white flag and surrendered to their enemies," bin Laden wrote in the will.

    What you saw was the retribution and contempt of Allah for your utter, unspeakable evil and stupidity in thinking you were doing him a favor by cold-bloodedly murdering the innocent.

    Bin Laden also asks for forgiveness from his children, saying he had given them only a little of his time since he embarked on his path of jihad.

    Yeah. Now it occurs to you that your time on earth might have been better spent in being a good father than in being a murderous, hate-spewing fanatic bent only on the destruction of other people's children. Nice thought, but it was a little late.

    "I have chosen a path filled with dangers and endured much hardships . . . treachery and betrayal," he wrote. "If it wasn't for betrayal, conditions would have been different and the outcome would have been a different one."

    Betrayal? You who betrayed all that is good, you who orchestrated the murder of literally thousands of innocent people, you expect the evil, murdering friends you surrounded yourself with to be totally loyal to you, never to betray? Surprise.

    Urging his children to remain faithful to God, he advises them "not to work for al Qaeda," without giving an explanation.

    Oh. And what about other people's children? What do you counsel them to do, you hypocrite?

    Truly the judgment of the Almighty is upon you for your utterly evil ways. Infidel? Of all that can be called infidels, you are among the most despicable.

  • Senator is killed in plane crash [Tragedy in Eveleth]

    10/26/2002 4:15:23 AM PDT · 6 of 67
    john in missouri to M Kehoe
    Imho, Paul Wellstone was an honest man. He would come straight out and say he wanted to raise your taxes for some socialist scheme. There are very few liberals you can say that about.

    Well, then, it's too bad he was on the wrong side of the fence.

  • 67 Hostages Killed, 700 Rescued in Russian raid on Chechen Terrorists

    10/26/2002 4:04:53 AM PDT · 14 of 167
    john in missouri to riley1992
    I was expecting anywhere from 150 to 500 dead.
  • Michael Bellesiles Resigns from Emory Faculty

    10/26/2002 4:01:56 AM PDT · 31 of 42
    john in missouri to john in missouri
    And someone in Foner's position has no excuse for being grossly uninformed.
  • Michael Bellesiles Resigns from Emory Faculty

    10/26/2002 4:00:59 AM PDT · 30 of 42
    john in missouri to Drango
    Foner, who was critical of Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose when their plagiarism charges were in the news, says he is agnostic on the Bellesiles case: "I haven't made up my mind. The problem is that I'm not in a position to know--I'm not an expert in the use of probate inventories."

    This is either disingenuous or grossly uninformed on the part of Foner, as Bellesiles work has been publicly reviewed, months ago, by the woman who is probably the country's foremost expert on probate inventories. Her utter disgust was evident even in her scholarly review published in a distinguished journal.

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/24/2002 8:33:44 AM PDT · 87 of 92
    john in missouri to FormerLib
    No, ya derned fool! That's Athens!

    Dang. And here I thought Athens was in Texas.

  • Woman Finds $10 Billion in Checking Account

    10/23/2002 12:51:51 PM PDT · 11 of 62
    john in missouri to mlmr
    Lol. That would've been my first reaction as well.

    Unfortunately, my second reactions would've been, "If I spend any of this, I'm going to be in deep manure."

  • Woman Finds $10 Billion in Checking Account

    10/23/2002 12:49:15 PM PDT · 6 of 62
    john in missouri to 11th Earl of Mar
    "I thought this money doesn't belong to me. Something must be wrong."

    Ya think??

    Obviously a Democrat.

  • Men Hold Moscow Audience Hostage [Reports of 1000 Hostages]

    10/23/2002 12:04:41 PM PDT · 91 of 1,079
    john in missouri to McGruff
    Heaven help these innocent people.
  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/23/2002 11:57:38 AM PDT · 64 of 92
    john in missouri to bert
    That is to say, there is an enlightment rate exceeding 6%. Many say the goal should be enlightenment of 10+%. It looks like there might be good progress.

    I'd like to add to what you said: Under the right conditions, and with the right leadership, social ideas can change quickly. Under the right conditions, enlightenment can come much quicker than one would necessarily believe.

    I can't immediately define the conditions, but it usually takes a well-organized, self-multiplying movement, or a dynamic leader, or a splash of some kind.

    And if you get those 3 things together, you can get somewhere quickly.

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/23/2002 10:52:07 AM PDT · 62 of 92
    john in missouri to bert
    It would appear that perhaps there is some progress in the range of 6 or 7%. That is to say, there is an enlightment rate exceeding 6%. Many say the goal should be enlightenment of 10+%. It looks like there might be good progress.

    There is another characteristic of that 6 or 7%: given that seemingly the entire tide of black public opinion is against them, they are likely to be quite solid.

    In other words, they're not just "along for the ride," as so many of the 90% are.

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/23/2002 10:47:18 AM PDT · 60 of 92
    john in missouri to maxcygregg
    I've seen the ghetto. It's a place of profound hopelessness.

    That hopelessness is perpetuated by a litany of liberal lies, and the practices and ways of life that stem from those liberal lies.

    One of those lies is that blacks "can't" achieve. I suggest you read the last line of my previous post until you understand it.

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/23/2002 10:38:58 AM PDT · 58 of 92
    john in missouri to maxcygregg
    It's too late for all that. I think we just need to admit that they are incompatible with civilized society and stop persecuting those who point it out and those who do not want to live around them.

    Too late? Hardly! On the contrary, when the forest is entirely full of dead wood, that is the time for a fire to begin.

    For an entire generation, we've had the same tired bleatership running the same tired show, with the same tired non-results. The NAACP has been reduced to shadow-boxing a flag from 150 years ago. That's supposed to be "advancement of colored people?!"

    All we need is a leader. One who can articulate conservatism to black people. Not Alan Keyes. He can't do it. Probably not Jesse Lee Peterson. He's headed in the right direction, but I think he's gotten a bit too stuck in a reaction mode to Jackson. Perhaps someone who interns under Peterson and then goes on to do his own thing. Someone with genuine character and communication.

    A leader is all we're waiting for. He (or possibly she) may even be growing up, right here on this very board, even as we speak.

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/23/2002 10:21:35 AM PDT · 54 of 92
    john in missouri to john in missouri
    Let me correct that statement:

    "The Bell Curve" is full of $h!t. There's nothing wrong with black Americans that can't be attributed to one form or other of cultural malaise, or to lower levels of prenatal and early childhood nutrition, possibly including a lower incidence of breastfeeding among many black mothers.

    IMHO *all* of the "bell curve" difference is resolvable if the right cultural factors and expectations were changed.

    Genetic differences between races are small compared with the genetic differences between one individual and the next, even when the individuals compared are of the same race.

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/23/2002 10:13:58 AM PDT · 52 of 92
    john in missouri to finnman69
    "The Bell Curve" is full of $h!t. There's nothing wrong with black Americans that can't be attributed to one form or other of cultural malaise.
  • NAACP tried to sway Daimler away from building plant in S.C.

    10/23/2002 10:04:07 AM PDT · 11 of 22
    john in missouri to aomagrat
    The NAACP urged DaimlerChrysler not to invest in South Carolina and said Tuesday it will do the same with other major industrial prospects, extending its campaign against the Confederate flag to a new economic front.

    It's so comforting to know that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hasn't lost its focus, but is instead bending its every effort to do those key strategic things that will really help to advance the status, economic condition and well-being of Americans of color.

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/23/2002 9:43:02 AM PDT · 50 of 92
    john in missouri to tm22721
    I said "rarely," I specifically didn't say "never." To some extent, Bush is the exception that proves the rule.

    Fact remains, the great majority of the time, conservative Republican candidates have simply written off the black vote. It's too hard to win it. It's too complicated. There's too much Jackson/Sharpton groupthink. It's too hard to swim upstream. The perceived gain, traditionally, hasn't been considered worth the cost of a major investment in effort.

  • New Black Panthers: 'Bush Like a Modern Adolph Hitler'

    10/23/2002 9:18:21 AM PDT · 45 of 69
    john in missouri to kattracks
    A staff member for U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) was also on hand to deliver a statement in which McKinney thanked Shabazz and members of the New Black Panther Party "for their constant vigilance against human rights violations both here at home and abroad."


    You couldn't make this sh!t up!

  • "Snipe This" T-shirts!

    10/23/2002 9:13:43 AM PDT · 96 of 153
    john in missouri to Snowy
    We will most likely teach them all they need to know, then tell them never to touch it/them!

    Our kids are free to handle a firearm as much as they want, upon request -- it just has to be under airtight adult supervision.

  • "Police presence has no effect on murder rate"

    10/23/2002 9:02:37 AM PDT · 8 of 12
    john in missouri to alisasny
    One man was found shot several times in the head not far from the Mall, the city's ceremonial heart, and just a few blocks from police headquarters. Another was shot to death at a gas station and his killer escaped on a bicycle. Yet another man, Thomas Daniels, 21, was found after his car smashed into a guardrail in the crime-ridden Northeast section of the city. He had been shot.

    Gasp! How could this be? I thought they banned guns in DC...

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/23/2002 8:51:42 AM PDT · 48 of 92
    john in missouri to bluecollarman
    There is no way a free thinking group or class of peoples in a free and open government, could think this lopsided. Unless of course, there was some kind of problem.

    Fact is, there is a problem.

    It can be summed up like this:

    Far too many black Americans, led down the primrose path by so-called "leaders" (I call 'em "bleaters") like Jackson, Sharpton, et al, have bought into a whole series of what are essentially liberal lies:

    "You are not in control of your destiny. The white man is, and he will never let you succeed. It doesn't really matter what your character is, how hard you work, etc. You are at the bottom and are destined to stay there."

    "Academic achievement is for whites. Black kids who achieve academically aren't really black. They aren't really being true to their race. They're traitors."

    "The black path to success is through sports. If you can't be a sports superstar, well, you're out of luck."

    "Never mind your behavior. Most of your problems are the white man's fault, and the fault of society."

    "Anger is the proper response to being in an economically disadvantaged position."

    "Crime is a more viable way for young black men to get something out of life."

    "Government is your salvation."

    "Black conservatives who succeed did so by becoming house slaves to Whitey."

    "Black liberals who succeed did so by being courageous and standing up for blacks."

    As long as these self-defeating paradigms permeate black society, it's no wonder blacks are restricted wholesale from making any progress.

    Fact is, black Americans can succeed, and have done so from the beginning of our nation -- just not in the numbers one would hope for

    So what's the answer? The only thing I can think of is for the light of truth to dawn, one mind at a time. The only way this can effectively happen is through those inside the black community who have awakened from the drugged stupor of liberalism. This places a large responsibility on the shoulders of black conservatives, but it can happen. Public speaking, and writing, are keys.

  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/22/2002 11:11:47 PM PDT · 23 of 92
    john in missouri to bluecollarman
    I'm consistently disappointed to see close to 90% of blacks voting for whatever Democrapic candidate happens to be on the ballot.

    It's not all due to groupthink, though I daresay a goodly portion of it is. But unfortunately, conservatives have rarely gotten out there and really fought for the black vote. We've just flat written it off and left it to the liberals.

    And yes, part of the problem, unfortunately, is that white conservatives don't always care quite enough about black issues.

    Of course, the white liberals don't give a damn about black issues -- else they would do something to actually help solve black problems instead of simply perpetuating them. But the liberals have no compunction about saying they care ("I feel your pain") -- in order to reel in extra votes.

    That's my (admittedly non-expert) view, anyway.

  • A Jew defends evangelical Christians

    10/22/2002 10:48:21 PM PDT · 3 of 13
    john in missouri to Michael2001
    Good heavens. What an astonishing breath of fresh air.
  • Teacher: African-Americans Most Poorly Behaved Students

    10/22/2002 10:32:25 PM PDT · 20 of 92
    john in missouri to SAJ
    Shall I recite the roll? Greece, the decadent remnants of Rome, the Burgundians, Russia (several times), the later Khanate, Byzantium, the French monarchy... aw, who cares, no one reads history any more, nor learns from it.

    Rome? Isn't that somewhere in Georgia?