VA governor is having a bad week.

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Re: VA governor is having a bad week.

Post by spot2180 » February 9th, 2019, 8:41 am

Careful. Far too many sleazy democrats for you to think you have the high ground.
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Post by ToledoCat#2 » February 9th, 2019, 10:13 am

Steve King is not a Senator. He's one of Iowa's representatives.

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Post by Sct_N_VA_Cat » February 9th, 2019, 3:21 pm

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by ChemicalKat » Today, 9:23 am
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Lol at you all being high and mighty over this. The difference between the Democrats and the Republicans over this sort of thing is that the democratic governor will undoubtedly be exiled, punished, and voted out if he doesn't resign by the democratic party. The lieutenant governor will be thoroughly investigated as well. Meanwhile, Steve King is still a senator (although he is exiled), Trump is still president despite his racist comments, and Kavanaugh was never properly investigated.

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Post by Sct_N_VA_Cat » February 14th, 2019, 6:01 am

Typical posturing by other Demo politicians - so far, top 3 VA officials appear to be staying for their terms


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Post by KITNooga » February 14th, 2019, 6:43 am

Sct_N_VA_Cat wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 6:01 am
when you think it's not 'all about the politics and power' it's all about the politics and power.

:rofl:


reminds me a lot on global warming: when it's cooling it's 'weather' when it's warming it's 'catastrophic global climate change!'
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doesn't take a rhodes scholar to see through this schtick.

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Post by spot2180 » February 14th, 2019, 7:42 am

Is it racist that the two wearing black face, proven and admitted, will likely keep their jobs, while the black man faces allegations and will likely be the first to be 'gone' without a hearing?

If would be if they were all republicans.

Steve King was stripped of all committee work, correct? But another blatant racist anti-Semite, Dem Rep Omar, is beyond that kind of punishment for two reasons: 1. woman 2. not white.
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Post by ChemicalKat » February 14th, 2019, 7:52 am

spot2180 wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 7:42 am
Is it racist that the two wearing black face, proven and admitted, will likely keep their jobs, while the black man faces allegations and will likely be the first to be 'gone' without a hearing?

If would be if they were all republicans.

Steve King was stripped of all committee work, correct? But another blatant racist anti-Semite, Dem Rep Omar, is beyond that kind of punishment for two reasons: 1. woman 2. not white.
Accusing Soros of funding an immigrant caravan or saying Schumer looked like Mengele is far more antisemitic than saying the Israeli lobbyists have significant influence than Washington.

Also, Steve King saying "white supremacy is great!" Is far worse.

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Post by WIldWIllieCat » February 14th, 2019, 8:12 am

spot2180 wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 7:42 am
Is it racist that the two wearing black face, proven and admitted, will likely keep their jobs, while the black man faces allegations and will likely be the first to be 'gone' without a hearing?

If would be if they were all republicans.
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Post by RichardZ » February 14th, 2019, 8:34 am

There it is right there!

The ol' lib fall back....infer someone or group of people racists. Right from the lib bag of tricks.

I suspect those who slander others with that term have more racist tendencies than those they are aiming at.

Pretty sad....
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Post by Sct_N_VA_Cat » February 14th, 2019, 8:52 am

spot2180 wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 7:42 am
Is it racist that the two wearing black face, proven and admitted, will likely keep their jobs, while the black man faces allegations and will likely be the first to be 'gone' without a hearing?

If would be if they were all republicans.

Steve King was stripped of all committee work, correct? But another blatant racist anti-Semite, Dem Rep Omar, is beyond that kind of punishment for two reasons: 1. woman 2. not white.
The Soviet Union had an official line where 'There is no discrimination in the USSR' -

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskHistorians/ ... iet_union/

...After a little googling, I turned up a BBC article on African and Asian students in modern Russia with a few comments from people who studied there during the Soviet days. The most interesting is from a man who noted that the Soviet authorities were very conscious of the race relations narrative versus the U.S., so racial incidents were punished harshly. Now that there's no propaganda value to it, Russia's treatment of ethnic minorities has severely lapsed.

On a more general note, whenever a not-terribly-diverse country claims it isn't racist, you should probably take it with a grain of salt. Living in a racially-homogenous country and not having the opportunity to be racist is not the same as living in a racially heterogeneous country and choosing not to be racist. This is a distinction that a lot of people miss.

People hear the word "racism" and they think it's about being mean for no reason to the "ethnic" family that moves into town. That's cartoon or movie racism, absurdly simple in nature. While you will find people who'll do that and such bigotry can be racially motivated, the truth is that one "ethnic" family has little power versus a majority, and they pose no threat to the normal order. So one could realistically claim that you're friends with the ethnic family and nobody gives them any trouble and your society totally isn't racist.

But that's not really what racism is about. Racism is more about what happens when lots of "ethnics" move into town, and they bring newspapers and shops and funny religious or cultural traditions with them, and the majority gets scared because all of a sudden, the "different" people have the power to change things. When the majority doesn't like this and starts systematically and pointedly outvoting or overruling the minority in order to reverse or prevent these changes, and when this prejudice bleeds through to the social sphere, that's when you can start making a case for societal racism. Granted, it can be an expression of the culture's higher values or just plain common sense if the "different" people bring in Sudanese clitorectomies or whatever and you don't want that around. It can also be naked hostility -- or what the ethnic minority will interpret as naked hostility -- whether it's France banning the hijab or Switzerland banning minarets or opposition to Cordoba House (the "Ground Zero mosque").

TL:DR Soviet tolerance was arguably the result of its propaganda value during the Cold War, and whenever you hear, say, a white person from a historically white culture within a pasty white country claim their society isn't racist ... well, they may not be the most reliable source.

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