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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    But that is true. Where is it in error?
    While you were writing nonsense I was trying to get you cleared to count the black votes for the GOP candidate in2016 - you're cleared ... but don't bother to bring a calculator ... your fingers and toes should be enough, and since you already walk around barefoot, it should be easy for you ... also, you can make other plans that night ... it should only take you five minutes or so to count the votes ...

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    But that is true. Where is it in error?
    Affirmative Action.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Not really, but okay...
    Consider me: Liberal and smart as a whip.
    Then you: Conservative and an abject retard.
    Seeing a pattern?
    Sure. The pattern is fairly well understood, I'll highlight from Wiki:
    ... face fewer disincentives than other professions against speaking outside their expertise. Sowell cites Bertrand Russell, Noam Chomsky and Edmund Wilson as paradigmatic examples of this phenomenon. Though respected for their contributions to various academic disciplines (respectively mathematics, linguistics, and literature), the three men became known to the general public only by making often-controversial and disputed pronouncements on politics and public policy that would not be regarded as noteworthy if offered by a medical doctor or skilled tradesman.[1]

    Critics of academic elitism argue that highly-educated people tend to form an isolated social group whose views tend to be overrepresented amongst journalists, professors, and other members of the intelligentsia who often draw their salary and funding from taxpayers. Economist Dan Klein shows that the worldwide top-35 economics departments pull 76 percent of their faculty from their own graduates. He argues that the academic culture is pyramidal, not polycentric, and resembles a closed and genteel social circle. Meanwhile, academia draws on resources from taxpayers, foundations, endowments, and tuition payers, and it judges the social service delivered. The result is a self-organizing and self-validating circle.[2]

    Another criticism is that universities tend more to pseudo-intellectualism than intellectualism per se; for example, to protect their positions and prestige, academicians may over-complicate problems and express them in obscure language (e.g., the Sokal affair, a hoax by physicist Alan Sokal attempting to show that American humanities professors invoke complicated, pseudoscientific jargon to support their political positions).

    Academic elitism suggests that in highly competitive academic environments only those individuals who have engaged in scholarship are deemed to have anything worthwhile to say, or do
    Sounds like some people I know.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    While you were writing nonsense I was trying to get you cleared to count the black votes for the GOP candidate in2016 - you're cleared ... but don't bother to bring a calculator ... your fingers and toes should be enough, and since you already walk around barefoot, it should be easy for you ... also, you can make other plans that night ... it should only take you five minutes or so to count the votes ...
    So now it's all about counting votes?? Did you or did you not use a racist phrase, and have you come to recognize yet that the Democrats have always been treating Black people as second class citizens?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Affirmative Action.
    And who initiated and supports affirmative action?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Italians, actually (FDR creating Columbus Day, even though Chris never set foot on soil which is now American).

    Irish were split between support of Northern Republican elites and Tammany Hall.

    The Democrats lost the South when LBJ signed the Civil Rights Bill.

    Black voters moved from the Party of Lincoln during FDR's admins, since lifting the country out of the Depression also greatly improved the lives of Black Americans. They feared Truman would be a Southern Dem (he had some uncomfortable associations with KKK and was quite bigoted) but after meeting with Black Leaders, and assuming mantle of president, of all Americans, Truman not only promised to continue FDR reforms, but did, overcoming his own prejudices.

    Meanwhile, Nixon's Southern Strategy seems to have had some legs, and even to this day, the GOP is on the wrong side of minority issues, reflexively ... and of course, running out of enough Angry Whites to offset the now unbeatable coalition of Liberal Whites and virtually every minority group, except anti-Castro Cubans, who are now even coming over to the Dem side due to the GOP being so anti-Hispanic in its rhetoric.
    Same propaganda. Being opposed to illegal immigration is not the same thing as "anti-hispanic".
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    So now it's all about counting votes?? Did you or did you not use a racist phrase, and have you come to recognize yet that the Democrats have always been treating Black people as second class citizens?
    you are persistent I must say ... I remember your posts from two years ago by other right-wing nuts on Politico.com ... and, yes, it is about the vote and despite your silliness, it's the GOP and cons like you that are perceived as racist by communities of color ... so knock yourself out Grant .... but I should warn you, it ain't workin' ...

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Same propaganda. Being opposed to illegal immigration is not the same thing as "anti-hispanic".
    it is often perceived that way (and depending on how it is expressed, correctly so), and it doesn't help the GOP when one of its most prominent members says the following:

    “For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another hundred out there who they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert…”

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    And who initiated and supports affirmative action?
    Supreme Court initiated it, and as a rule, Dems support it and Reps decry it as reverse discrimination.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    you are persistent I must say ... I remember your posts from two years ago by other right-wing nuts on Politico.com ... and, yes, it is about the vote and despite your silliness, it's the GOP and cons like you that are perceived as racist by communities of color ... so knock yourself out Grant .... but I should warn you, it ain't workin' ...
    I'll not deny that due to the best efforts of Democrats to constantly make race a major issue, and turn American against American, that it has brought them much political success. But i prefer to deal with reality rather than perception.

    I have no idea of what you are referring to about Politico.com nor how it relates to this conversation.

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