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breathebooks last won the day on July 3 2012

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  1. Hey Waterstar, you are aware aren't you, that this is Cynique's Corner? Seriously though, I understand your point Waterstar. My take is that you can expect to have your posts challenged and/or questioned on this discussion board. Concurrence is typically less interesting. This "feature" of the board is not intended to discourage. If misunderstood or misquoted try considering it part of a process. And remember, if you are explaining yourself, you are probably not YET affecting some of your audience as intended.
  2. I see beautiful people. I see, in the background, deplorable living conditions. I see wonderful colors, smiles, dancing, faces, and hope. I see happiness against overwhelming odds. I see people who look like people in my community. I see similarities to the video entertainment prevalent in the USA.
  3. I enjoy reading most of your posts on this board Waterstar. What little I know of Randall Robinson I admire. In 2000 I picked up a copy of Defending the Spirit: A Black Life in America. After moving, it ended up in storage before I had read it completely. I'm going dust it off. This reminds me of the loose characterization of southern versus northern "people". The saying goes that in the south people let you know right up front if they hate you. Sophisticated northerners are less transparent.
  4. Palin was a relative unknown. With the initial basic VP scrutiny she did poorly and that earned her additional scrutiny (piling on). It snowballed on her. Weakened, and in defense of her poor performances, all she could do was take the right's arguments of blaming the media. She does not deserve sympathy for any of this.
  5. A McCain/Powell duo may have provided some of what you would have preferred. And maybe a Hillary/? dou would have as well.
  6. I may have to dust of my old copy of My American Journey. This unimpressive autobiography of General Colin Powell (CP) was not the most compelling or exciting ever written. Would CP implement the Powell Doctrine? CP has been known to compromise and negotiate with opponents. For what it is worth, CP does inspire confidence during public appearances, but the sausage making process is done primarily behind closed doors. And it is political by nature. CP originally financially supported John McCain for President. And CP was being touted as a running mate for McCain. Shortly before the election CP changed his mind and announced his endorsement for candidate Obama. At the time, CP publicly regretted disappointing McCain. CP has offered criticisms of the President Obama. And Mrs. CP does not want 74 year old CP to ever run for president. IDGI? I resent birthers and the "I want him to fail" crowd (Limbaugh, McConnell). And I'm disappointed with the people who everyday act as if today is opposite day, that game children play. Everything the president says, oppose it, say the opposite or simply say no or disgree with it. It is Frank Luntz word doctoring in full manifestation.
  7. I am now succesfully sobered regarding the "mess" your would-be son inherited. General Powell is certainly beloved, but are his politics what we need? Regarding the underlined portion of your quote above, I'm unclear. Anarchy as in a political ideal, or chaos/disorder? Also, are you saying that successfully implemented political reform will solve the "mess"?
  8. Just started Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom by Ron Paul. Keeps me aware of the latest swill. Granted, it is difficult to read or listen to the views of those trumpeting the virtues of "the good old days". I've argued and debated with those who espouse the varying views of the likes of Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, etc...
  9. The underlined portion of the quote above came across similar to the phrase "She is not like other blacks" or "He is so articulate". As if "impressive" behaviour is or was rare among blacks. That said, the quality of the novel is of greater importance. Would a black reader enjoy reading the novel without previously knowing the race or motivation of the author?
  10. Happy Birthday Ms. Cynique. We are fortunate to have opportunity for access to your outspokenness.
  11. Sobering indeed. A paradox. The "big chess game" ain't fun, especially for the losing player(s).
  12. If elected president, we might then be able to observe what a consumate Democrat would do in office.
  13. Michele Bachmann is awaiting an annointing - “a special anointing on how to put our team together.” Diddy On Obama: Calls Out President, Asks To 'Do Better' For Black People. Similar expectations abound.
  14. It would be very surprising if one of these consumate Democrats were to run for president one day in the future. Newt Gingrich, Contract with America. He should run in 2012.
  15. Are any prospective candidates preferrable over President Obama in 2012?
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