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Area 51
08-18-2005, 02:04 PM
I don't think being a minority makes you a victim of anything except numbers. The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America. Try to have things like the United Caucasian College Fund, Cloud Magazine, White Entertainment Television, or Miss White America; and see what happens...Jesse Jackson will be knocking down your door. Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to ban you from driving to the ball game.

I believe they are called the Boy Scouts for a reason, that is why there are no girls allowed. Girls belong in the Girl Scouts! ARE YOU LISTENING MARTHA BURKE?

I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion.

I have the right "NOT" to be tolerant of others because they are different, weird, or tick me off.

When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling, it is the Law of Probability.

I believe that if you are selling me a milkshake, a pack of cigarettes, a newspaper or a hotel room, you must do it in English! As a matter of fact, if you want to be an American citizen, you should have to speak English!

My father and grandfather didn't die in vain so you can leave the countries you were born in to come over and disrespect ours. I think the police should have every right to shoot your sorry a_ _(bottom) if you threaten them, after they tell you to stop. If you can't understand the word "freeze" or "stop" in English, see the above lines.

I don't think just because you were not born in this country, you are qualified for any special loan programs, government sponsored bank loans or tax breaks, etc., so you can open a hotel, coffee shop, trinket store, or any other business.

We did not go to the aid of certain foreign countries and risk our lives in wars to defend their freedoms, so that decades later they could come over here and tell us our constitution is a living document, and open to their interpretations.

I don't hate the rich. I don't pity the poor.

I know pro wrestling is fake, but so are movies and television. That doesn't stop you from watching them.

I think Bill Gates has every right to keep every penny he made, and continue to make more. If it ticks you off, go and invent the next operating system that's better, and put your name on the building.

It doesn't take a whole village to raise a child right, but it does take a parent to stand up to the kid; and smack their little behinds when necessary, and say "NO!"

I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement. And, please, stay home until that new lip ring heals. I don't want to look at your ugly infected mouth as you serve me French fries!

I am sick of "Political Correctness." I know a lot of black people, and not a single one of them was born in Africa; so how can they be "African-Americans"? Besides, Africa is a continent. I don't go around saying I am a European-American because my great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather was from Europe. I am proud to be ! from America and nowhere else.

And if you don't like my point of view, tough...

Rain Man
08-18-2005, 02:08 PM
Is it summer rerun season already?


And I always thought that Rich Scanlon wrote that.

jcroft
08-18-2005, 02:19 PM
When 70% of the people who get arrested are black, in cities where 70% of the population is black, that is not racial profiling, it is the Law of Probability.


What American city has a 70% black population?


I think tattoos and piercing are fine if you want them, but please don't pretend they are a political statement


Does anyone actually DO that? Fashion statement, yes. Political? I can't see how they could be (unless maybe you have a tat of the republican elephant or something).


I think that if you feel homosexuality is wrong, it is not a phobia, it is an opinion.


Right, but there are still plenty of people who are actually homoPHOBIC.


The only things I can think of that are truly discriminatory are things like the United Negro College Fund, Jet Magazine, Black Entertainment Television, and Miss Black America.


I can see the point here, but in some of these cases (such as Jet and BET), we are talking about a <em>lifestyle</em>, not a race. When I say I enjoy "black music," I don't mean "music made by black people." I mean I like funk, soul, hip-hop, r&b, jazz, and blues. There are plenty of white artists that perform these genres, but collectively they are called "black music" (primarily due to their heritage). The same thing applies to BET and Jet. Neither of these medias are made exclusively by black folks, sold only to black folks, or feature only black folks. They simply are about a lifestyle that has it's roots in black culture.

|Zach|
08-18-2005, 02:20 PM
This crap was posted last week. Most of it sounded idiotic...still does.

Brock
08-18-2005, 02:28 PM
What American city has a 70% black population?

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There appears to be several. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_with_African_American_majority_populations)

jcroft
08-18-2005, 02:31 PM
There appears to be several. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_with_African_American_majority_populations)

Interesting. I didn't figure there would be many ). Most of these probably don't qualify as "cities" in my mind(I forget, for example, that East Saint is a city of it's own, but I guess there are a few...

Taco John
08-18-2005, 03:02 PM
Damn I love wikipedia...

Area 51
08-18-2005, 04:06 PM
Damn I love wikipedia...

Not where this came from, but whatever...

the Talking Can
08-18-2005, 05:33 PM
damn, George Carlin is busy these days.....

Taco John
08-18-2005, 05:50 PM
Not where this came from, but whatever...



I know that... I also smart enough to know it didn't come from Andy Rooney...

Area 51
08-19-2005, 05:56 AM
I know that... I also smart enough to know it didn't come from Andy Rooney...

Which part of "Andy Rooney might have said on "60 Minutes" :" did you miss?

Area 51
08-19-2005, 05:59 AM
damn, George Carlin is busy these days.....

Also not George Carlin. If you were to check out his website you would see that almost everything he writes is laced with typical language from this board [he would probably fit in well].

Nope, not GC. This one came from Norman.

ChiefsGirl
08-19-2005, 06:02 AM
Which part of "Andy Rooney might have said on "60 Minutes" :" did you miss?

Here you go, genius.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/rooney4.asp

the Talking Can
08-19-2005, 06:27 AM
Also not George Carlin. If you were to check out his website you would see that almost everything he writes is laced with typical language from this board [he would probably fit in well].

Nope, not GC. This one came from Norman.

sorry, what I meant to say was that this spam email is incredibly stupid, as are the sad people who pass it around....

ChiefsGirl
08-19-2005, 08:02 AM
sorry, what I meant to say was that this spam email is incredibly stupid, as are the sad people who pass it around....

Next up, Bill Gates is going to give us all a hundred bucks for forwarding an e-mail to all our friends.

mlyonsd
08-19-2005, 08:04 AM
Next up, Bill Gates is going to give us all a hundred bucks for forwarding an e-mail to all our friends.

I hope so, for some reason my check got lost in the mail the last time he tendered that offer.

chagrin
08-19-2005, 08:06 AM
Breaking News, they just released an old video of Trent Lott saying somethin' racist on cnn, and I hear that Newt's mom called Hillary a bitch on a recent news program with Connie Chung...

wow dude, good lookin out

Area 51
08-19-2005, 08:50 AM
Here you go, genius.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/rooney4.asp

CG, I knew going in that this was not something that was aired. I just thought it was funny, that's why it was titled as it was.

Area 51
08-19-2005, 08:51 AM
sorry, what I meant to say was that this spam email is incredibly stupid, as are the sad people who pass it around....

I guess what makes me smile does not make everyone smile, but then again I've seen other lame things here too.