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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    van jones, march, 2009:

    "the white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people of color communities"this nutjob is not going away

    gonna be a HUGE political story, another giant embarrassment for the most INCOMPETENT president in american history

    so sorry
    the bolded part, is true....

    chemical companies aren't going to even exist in rich communities, much less dump their wastes into the waterways....
    It was in the news quite often, on 20/20, prime time, etc.

    In the 70's in particular, when the anti-nukes were in full bloom, it was funny that the environmentalists were protesting nuclear power while chemical companies from LA to NJ were dumping poison into streams and we had plenty of cancer clusters to show for it.
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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post






    For the past months with this idiotic nazi thing and this idiotic "republican plants" thing and everything else we've been hearing this drum beat of "Oh look, the republicans are bringing up the past again. Does two wrongs make a right? Why don't you stop making excuses and focus on condemning your own people. Who cares about thep ast. OH look republicans bringing up democrats again, wah wah wah".
    And as such, the next thing to logically do is.........have something happen with someone on your side and defend/ignore it by turning around and going "But look, but look, republicans did this".

    Seriously?

    Could someone explain me these rules? Joe, Former, do you get to bitch about republicans bringing up when democrats have done the exact same things as them in years past but then get to turn around and do the exact same thing?At least be a little bit consistant in your asinine arguments.

    IMHO seriously, this is a minor issue, it was a minior issue with Bush and Cheney saying it about some reporter. Politicians are human. I can't think of anyone I know that's never said someone is a dick, an asshole, a jerk, etc. Its not exactly uncommon. "OMG A politician swore", who the **** cares. There's a great many liberals and conservatives on this very forum that I don't doubt if put around people of their own type would have no issues calling some members of the other side "assholes".

    A big to do about nothing, with the writer trying to make this a big story looking like an asshole himself.
    If we don't object to bad behavior, soon bad behavior becomes the accepted norm....
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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Was he speaking "Austrian" at the time?
    No, he was speaking American at the time, not [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_German"]Austrian German[/ame].

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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    If we don't object to bad behavior, soon bad behavior becomes the accepted norm....
    Keep complaining, everybody...
    Oh I understand. If you think somethings wrong, say its wrong. If you think Cheney doing that was wrong say it. If you think this guy doing it is wrong, say it.

    My issue is when people have it pointed out to them "Hey, the crazies on your side did this too" and they respond back "Gah! Can't we stop talking about the PAST. Two Wrongs don't make a right. Stop deflecting and defending and focus on apologizing for your side"........and then when the tables are turned immedietely start going "Hey, the crazies on your side did this too".

    That's not actual objection to bad behavior, its pitiful pathetic playing of partisan politics. (yay for aliteration)

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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Oh I understand. If you think somethings wrong, say its wrong. If you think Cheney doing that was wrong say it. If you think this guy doing it is wrong, say it.

    My issue is when people have it pointed out to them "Hey, the crazies on your side did this too" and they respond back "Gah! Can't we stop talking about the PAST. Two Wrongs don't make a right. Stop deflecting and defending and focus on apologizing for your side"........and then when the tables are turned immedietely start going "Hey, the crazies on your side did this too".

    That's not actual objection to bad behavior, its pitiful pathetic playing of partisan politics. (yay for aliteration)
    yes, that is what I am saying, both sides do it, feel obligated to do it, just because the other guy is doing it, and end result is that it becomes the norm....putting both sides at fault for the dumbing down of America...
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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    White House Green Jobs Adviser Apologizes for Calling Republicans 'Assholes' - Political News - FOXNews.com

    Van Jones, the Obama administration's "green jobs" adviser, apologized Wednesday for calling Republicans "assholes," saying the comments were made before he joined the administration and "were clearly inappropriate."

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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    the bolded part, is true....

    chemical companies aren't going to even exist in rich communities, much less dump their wastes into the waterways....
    It was in the news quite often, on 20/20, prime time, etc.

    In the 70's in particular, when the anti-nukes were in full bloom, it was funny that the environmentalists were protesting nuclear power while chemical companies from LA to NJ were dumping poison into streams and we had plenty of cancer clusters to show for it.

    white polluters poison people of color communities---try running for public office on that platform

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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

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    I wish they had family data as well, but I don't think that's collected by the military.

    The only main explanation I can really come up with is that to a large degree, the military weeds out those with criminal histories and those without high school degrees. That could be enough to skew it that way.
    I prefer to think that, at least in the case of the middle class, the kids have been taught to be self reliant and therefore don't want to burden their families with a college education. Certainly wasn't the case in my family but then I'm a generous guy.
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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    I just heard Mark Stein (filling in for Rush) say that he heard that Van Czar is a 9/11 comspiracy believer. I just watched an updated National Geo special on 9/11 and they conclusively proved that the towers could and did fall because of heated weakened steel and horrendous weight collapsing on itself. Guess Van Jones prefers the pseudoscience of "global warming" (or climate change if you're trying to ignore that decade plus cooling trend) to real science if it doesn't support his hypotheses.
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    Re: White House Green Jobs Adviser: Republicans Are 'Assholes'

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Oh I understand. If you think somethings wrong, say its wrong. If you think Cheney doing that was wrong say it. If you think this guy doing it is wrong, say it.

    My issue is when people have it pointed out to them "Hey, the crazies on your side did this too" and they respond back "Gah! Can't we stop talking about the PAST. Two Wrongs don't make a right. Stop deflecting and defending and focus on apologizing for your side"........and then when the tables are turned immedietely start going "Hey, the crazies on your side did this too".

    That's not actual objection to bad behavior, its pitiful pathetic playing of partisan politics. (yay for aliteration)
    Here, pop right on over to here for example and say that again. It tiring having constant threads about how some one does something outrageous and it's supposed to make a political point.

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