Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The maverick leaves his sick bed for a vote, and POTUS gets political wtith the Boy Scouts.

MORE DISCLAIMERSI am glad to see that John McCain is on his feet and getting around again. But let's be honest, did he really have to fly in from Arizona --while recovering from major surgery-- to help repubs get the necessary votes to proceed to try and pass their disaster of a health care bill? And what's with his lauded speech on bipartisanship while casting a very partisan vote to give the senate a 50/50 split on the matter?

"Our deliberations today — not just our debates, but the exercise of all of our responsibilities, authorizing government policies, appropriating the funds to implement them, exercising our advice and consent role — are often lively and interesting. They can be a sincere and principled, but they are more partisan, more tribal, more of the time than at any time that I can remember. Our deliberations can still be important and useful, but I think we’d all agree they haven’t been overburdened by greatness lately. And right now, they aren’t producing much for the American people. Both sides have let this happen.
The speech came just moments after McCain cast what turned out to be a decisive vote which helped the Senate pass a motion to proceed measure on the health care debate by a 51-50 margin. Critics on Twitter argued




Having just cast the deciding vote to save the GOP from going to regular order, McCain called for regular order. History, folks.



McCain just tearing into Senate over same process that he just validated with a "yes" vote. I can't emphasize enough how jarring this is.
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 I need a break from these politricksters in Washington. The American people will once again be  forced to live with whatever they give us, and there is not a damn thing we can do about it. We will tweet, we will blog, and we will pontificate on talk radio and cable television, but sadly, we will not be writing fat checks to help fund campaigns, so our words will mean nothing.

Finally, our president seems to be off his meds again.

How do I know?

Well there was this, and this, and this ; all in one day. And then there was that speech to the Boy Scouts yesterday, which had to have embarrassed even his most ardent supporters.


"The plan seemed mutually beneficial: President Trump would bask in an adulatory slice of Americana, and the Boy Scouts of America would host yet another sitting president at its national jamboree.
But Mr. Trump’s decision to mix a barrage of political remarks into a speech that has traditionally been an uncontroversial stream of upbeat oratory has enraged many parents and former Scouts, thrust the Scouts once again into the middle of the nation’s culture wars and provided yet another example of the unusual and polarizing nature of the Trump presidency." [Source]
 
trump, true to form, broke 80 years of tradition, and said many cringe worthy things in his speech.  Ironically, the traits that are required of Boy Scouts,  are traits that we can all agree that the president clearly does not possess.

Of course he took the time in his speech to rip former president Obama, but guess which of the two men was not a Boy Scout?

 If you said the one with the orange hair move to the head of the class.  






65 comments:

Fuck Your Fake News said...

Trump's speech to the Boy Scout garnered wild applause and chants of U-S-A, U-S-A!

https://youtu.be/cNJMbGfkfnM

Dick Whiskers said...

"The American people will once again be forced to live with whatever they give us, and there is not a damn thing we can do about it.

I don't care what kind of healthcare bill they pass, just as long as it results in Doug in Oakland losing his coverage.

PilotX said...

"The American people will once again be forced to live with whatever they give us, and there is not a damn thing we can do about it.

Not sure about that, the outrage from many constituants seems to be having an effect.Also check out indivisible.

PilotX said...

https://www.indivisibleguide.com

PilotX said...

https://urbanintellectuals.com/2016/09/02/florida-man-gets-life-prison-killing-teen-loud-music/

Lilacpr said...

McCain, just as may others have done, will get up from their deathbeds to go to that from which they've lived high on the hog all their lives!

What better job than a politicians? Do you know of anything that pays as much? Not to mention the power! So yeah, their guts could be spilling out and they'll still crawl over there! That's the generational wealth they're gonna leave their children! Also their children often 'inherit' those jobs too ;) Cushy!

Aah to be white and in charge...

Yīshēng said...

Thanks PX, I had no idea one of these racists scumbags had been sentenced to prison.

Yīshēng said...

I think you meant to be white, educated, MALE, and in charge, PR.

dinthebeast said...

It won't. I'm disabled and have Medicare.

And fuck John McCain with a rabid weasel. He may have done all right in the military as the unpopular son of an admiral, but the entirety of his legislative career has been just another Republican lie.
And I have no compunctions about saying that about someone with glioblastoma who just voted to make the kind of care he got unavailable to the people who voted for him. My mother was diagnosed with glioblastoma in '91, and as she had no access to the Mayo clinic from her home in Eureka, she was dead in six weeks.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2017/07/fuck-you-john-mccain.html

And as for the boy scout speech, president four-year-old made it out of sheer terror. The only thing he has to keep him in the presidency is the unwavering support of the Pig People in 17 states, and of those 17 his support is the strongest in West Virginia.
In his diseased mind, all he has to do is hold onto that support, and the poltroon Republicans in congress will never allow any harm to come to him, his presidency, or his family, under penalty of primary challenges he believes he can back successfully.
Mueller, Schmueller: he can fire them all (although in reality he seems to be kind of a wimp about doing so) and those Republican congresspoltroons will never bat an eye, much less allow the already drafted articles of impeachment onto the floor of the house of representatives.
That's why he's already campaigning for re-election: those Pig People have to be fired up to make a usable cudgel to threaten the Republican conference with.
So it's important to him to hold onto his most rabid supporters, and West Virginia has the most hydrophobic of them all: one in three of them are on Medicaid there, and the best of what jobs are still available there are in healthcare and social services, so the gutting of Medicaid would devastate West Virginia far worse than say, California, where the economy is better and the healthcare system has never been under the kind of strain that it is in coal country.
And yet his approval is higher there than in any other state, so whatever is happening there, he needs it really bad.
Then along comes Shelley Moore Capito, who apparently does not believe support from president four-year-old is more important to her re-election than the utter devastation of her constituents at her own hand. Or perhaps she has shame, or a conscience, or may actually give a fuck about her constituents, I don't know. It's hard to tell with Republicans. But this is a heresy to president four-year-old. How dare she not toe his line in his most rabid state, the state he spent the most effort lying to during the campaign.
If her stand against the awful lies that are being told to sell this assault on the well being of the citizens of this country were to turn into a crack in the solid wall of Pig People holding his presidency up, that would be very bad for him indeed.
If she were to emerge from this fight a hero to those West Virginia Pig People, that could start the inevitable collapse of his support among the only real constituency he has, and that renders his cudgel as limp as his little, pink, dick.
So yeah, he was a little out to lunch at the Scout thing.

-Doug in Oakland

Dugg said...

I can't wait until we are back in power again and can round up and kill all the Pig People.

They deserve it because they dehumanize their political opponents.

Hang the traitors said...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Pakistani-American IT Guy -- Subject of a Criminal Probe, and From Whom the DNC's Hard Drives Were Recovered, But Only After Being Smashed By a Hammer -- Arrested as He Attempts to Flee Country

JULY 25, 2017
REPORT: HOUSE STAFFER IMRAN AWAN ARRESTED AT DULLES AND CHARGED WITH BANK FRAUD, Jim Lokay of Washington’s Fox5 tweets. “Awan & his relatives worked for Hse IT for more than decade, earning hundreds of thousands of dollars. He declared bankruptcy in ’12,” Chad Pergram of Fox News adds, noting that “Fox is told that Hse IT staffer Imran Awan is still on Hse payroll for moment under Wasserman Schultz,” and “Group of Hse Dems fired other Hse IT staffers probed by USCP. But Wasserman Schultz kept Awan on payroll. He was barred from Hse servers.”

If you missed it Sunday night, the Daily Caller reported that “FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Debbie Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home:” “Pakistani-born Imran Awan, long-time right-hand IT aide to the former Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman, has since desperately tried to get the hard drives back, the individual told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.”


The arrests of senior Democratic Party officials will start within a week.

Lilacpr said...

Yīshēng10:49 PM
I think you meant to be white, educated, MALE, and in charge, PR.
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;)

Flying Junior said...

That is good news PilotX. Thank you so much. I certainly remember that case. It was one of the most egregious and pointless murders in recent history. I would ask what could motivate a man to be so blind to the truth? But we are learning, are we not?

No Justice, No Peace. Don't give up the fight.

Anonymous said...

Dug from holeland sez diz aboots McCain...

" He may have done all right in the military as the unpopular son of an admiral,"

You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

Start with Sydney Schamberg (spelling?). He was a rabid liberal like you Dug. I believe his observations to be true. Hard to believe from a racist/fascist/nazi/etc.

No. McCain was a horrible pilot and officer. How many jets did he destroy? How many aircraft carriers did he catch on fire?

Most importantly, why did McCain want closure for Vietnam so quickly? We still had MIAs/prisoners of war still in captivity? Such a rush to forget those people, from HIM? Scumbag and traitor. Screw him!

Anonymous said...

No one cares about this shit, Feeled. Your party is coming undone before everybody's eyes. You assholes are finally going to start going to jail. Halle-fuckin-lujah!

#USAUSAUSAUSA

#DRAINTHESWAMP

#LOCKHERUP

Anonymous said...

Squint your eyes just a little bit and John Lewis literally looks like a chimpanzee.

You don't have to squint much, though.

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Faith_and_Fairness said...

Good Grief, Mr. Fields! Apparently, you traded Anon, Inc. for Trolls Anonymous. You do indeed get what you paid for :-(

mike from iowa said...

Only right wing lying outfits are even talking about DWS and hard drives. They are fucking desperate for any minor chance to claim all Dems are just as crooked as wingnuts. They have failed miserably, as they always do because they are totally incompetent and stoopid. But fun to watch them drive themselves crazy-like scorpions that sting themselves to death. Bwahahahahahahahahahahaah!

Unknown said...

"The American people will once again be forced to live with whatever they give us..." That'll be scraps, while McCain benefits from Cadillac coverage for the procedure he just had and his upcoming brain cancer treatment that will bankrupt "The American people" who are diagnosed with that and other devastating health conditions. Thanks for the vote, hero. Your words are hollow.

Thinking Senior said...

Flying Junior said...
No Justice, No Peace. Don't give up the fight.
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The guy got life in prison, WTF are you trying to say?

Sanity Returns said...

Trump bans transgender people from serving in US military:

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.

The military is not a petri dish for radical social experimentation, nor is it a caretaker institution for the mentally ill.

Hang the traitors said...

mike from iowa said...
Only right wing lying outfits are even talking about DWS and hard drives. They are fucking desperate for any minor chance to claim all Dems are just as crooked as wingnuts.
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There have been three cases of high level politicians destroying subpoenaed hard drives, all within the past few years:

1. Lois Lerner and all of her staff deleted government email archives and destroyed hard drives with hammers in the investigation of the IRS harassment of conservative groups.

2. Hillary Clinton deleted government emails she was legally required to turn over and that had been subpoenaed by Congress, then had her private server scrubbed with "Bleach Bit" software to prevent recovery of the deleted files. Her staff also physically destroyed 13 Blackberries with hammers.

3. FBI agents seized smashed computer hard drives from the home of Imran Awan, an IT aide who worked for the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and several other congressional Democrats. Awan and three of his relatives had been identified in 2016 as committing “serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network” in their IT roles, which gave them access to highly sensitive information. He was arrested for bank fraud yesterday after he tried to flee the country, after which Debbie Wasserman Schultz finally fired him.

Any one of these cases is indicative of a deep culture of corruption, a wanton disregard for the law, and predilection to commit obstruction of justice with complete impunity. The three together show just rotten the Democratic Party and their media enablers are. It is shocking and outrageous that charges have not been brought against anyone for these crimes, which strike at the heart of the Rule of Law.

mike from iowa said...

Hang the traitors sez- not much. Snopes makes hash of yer HRC claims and they do it with such style. http://www.snopes.com/clinton-hard-drive-destruction/

You see you got nothing to base yer claims on. Strike one.

mike from iowa said...

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/irs-lois-lerner-emails-108044

Looks like strike 2, Hang the traitors.

dinthebeast said...

Hey morons: Even if Democrats were guilty of all of the lies you have made up, that doesn't make president four-year-old and his merry band of moronic felons any less guilty.
Your both siderist bullshit is not only a lie, but an inconsequential lie. It's the same kind of thing a four-year-old says when caught doing something wrong... "But, but, they did it too!"
All it does, like always, is gives cover for the latest Republican atrocity by inventing a fictitious equally and oppositely guilty liberal or Democrat.
So if a crime is widely committed by more than one side of an unrelated argument, does that mean the crime should not be a crime?
For instance, sexual assault is perpetrated by various sorts of men, so does that make it legal for me to sodomize you with a sheep?

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...

I'm calling foul tip on strike three. I don't really want to waste anymore of my valuable nap time tracking down unimportant stuff. I know you know if you just can find one more crime to throw at Dems you will have the key to throw them in jail, except you can't ever get evidence of any crimes that will stand up in court.

You have control of enrty facet of gubmint and you still can't get HRC or anyone else to commit an indictable crime. Guess you'll have to be satisfied with making up crimes.

Hang the traitors said...

mike from iowa said...
I'm calling foul tip on strike three
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Your are full of shit as usual.

All of those cited cases are a matter of record.

I don't understand people like you who are pathologically partisan to the point they cannot accept any facts that reflect poorly on their "team". What is the point of lying for them? They wish you were dead. Maybe you do too.

Justice will come, one way or the other.

Hang the traitors said...

dinthebeast said...
Your both siderist bullshit is not only a lie, but an inconsequential lie. It's the same kind of thing a four-year-old says when caught doing something wrong... "But, but, they did it too!"
--

No, it's not "both siderist"; there are no such egregious examples of Republicans doing anything like that over this decade.

What exactly are the latest "atrocities" committed by the Republicans?

dinthebeast said...

Never mind. You're too far gone to ever understand, and will deny any Republican wrongdoing until it kills you. Which it might. And all the while you're dying of untreated diabetes that Medicaid could have saved you from, you'll be loudly blaming Democrats for the fact that your extremities are all falling off one at a time.
So fuck you. Just crawl off and die already, or go play with your little, pink, dick.

Meanwhile back in reality, the man president four-year-old hired to oversee our nuclear arsenal was pranked by a pair of Russians into believing he was talking to the prime minister of Ukraine. He defended president four-year-old's withdrawal from the Paris Accord and discussed making fuel from alcohol and pigshit.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Rick-Perry-duped-by-Russian-duo-impersonating-11436610.php

-Doug in Oakland

Flying Junior said...

Of course, Thinking Senior. It is a major victory and I celebrate it with you, my brother. However, it is only one battle in a very long struggle. As far a legal theories such as the castle doctrine and stand-your-ground laws are enabling legalized slaughter of black citizens, there is more to be done.

According to the FBI study, 17% of white on black homicides are deemed justifiable homicide.

Thinking Senior said...

Flying Junior said...
Of course, Thinking Senior. It is a major victory and I celebrate it with you, my brother. However, it is only one battle in a very long struggle

How long? History goes back thousands of years. If we consider the last 70 years in America - a human lifespan - blacks have killed many more whites than vice versa.

As far a legal theories such as the castle doctrine and stand-your-ground laws are enabling legalized slaughter of black citizens, there is more to be done.

"Legalized slaughter"? In our society, killing someone who is trying to kill you is considered self-defense, and therefore legal. Killing someone for loud music is not. The law seems to be applied correctly in almost all cases.

According to the FBI study, 17% of white on black homicides are deemed justifiable homicide

That's pretty high, and indicative of high black criminality, considering there are not many white on black homicides. Black on white homicides are much more numerous. How many of them are deemed justifiable homicide?

Flying Junior said...

One percent.

Thinking Senior said...

Flying Junior said...
One percent.

In other words, 99% of black on white murders are not justifiable.

That reflects very poorly on black criminality.

It also indicates that, other than in extremely rare cases, whites are not attacking blacks in a way that justifies their being killed.

Interesting, no?

field negro said...

I miss Anon Inc. I have to start paying them again.

field negro said...

I miss Anon Inc. I have to start paying them again.

Trollio said...

field negro said...
I miss Anon Inc. I have to start paying them again.
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Save your money, and spend it on a class where you can learn what per capita means.

mike from iowa said...

Hang the traitors I am calling bullshit on you forever.

All of those cited cases are a matter of record. Record my ass. You get your talking points from the most partisan, biased bullshit artists since the Third Reich and want me to accept that shit as fact. I laugh in your face, you are a moron of the fifth essence to believe any of what you read from the right wing propagandists. They sure have you trained.

Go throw a tantrum like four year old lying bastard in the WH. He is soon to get his fingers slapped by the courts for his broad ban on transgenders serving in the military. Are you tired of losing yet? Repeal and replace got shot down with several wingnuts voting against it. Winning all the time ain't what Drumpfuck promised, now is it. Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!

mike from iowa said...

Dick Whiskers said...

"The American people will once again be forced to live with whatever they give us, and there is not a damn thing we can do about it.

I don't care what kind of healthcare bill they pass, just as long as it results in Doug in Oakland losing his coverage.

Spoken like a typical phony fucking right wing nut job kristian that wouldn't know a commandment if it bit his ass. I'd say your parents should be proud of you but you were likely shit out on a fence post and hatched by the sun.

mike from iowa said...

Man there sure are a lot of unnamed sources feeding info to right wing bomb thrower groups with specific agendas of lying about Dems. Bwahahahahahahaha!

mike from iowa said...

Poll: 45% of Republicans Favor Shutting Down ‘Biased’ Media Outlets

Buh-bye Fake Noize. dead Breitbart. WND. Infowhores. Daily Caller. Glen Beck. Hannity. Orally. Afghan Ann Coulter.

Too bad so sad. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Obamacare is the disaster. Designed to fail from get go, all to get Single Payer.
All part of the Progressive Center Left agenda(the new Nazi party) to destroy America and create a utopia for Elites.

mike from iowa said...

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/26/trump-transgender-military-ban-behind-the-scenes-240990

Drumpf came up with the ban so wingnuts would vote to allow funding for Hatrian's wall. The party was fighting over spending because several wanted to stop the military from paying for trans surgeries.

No wonder they can't get anything accomplished having total control.

PilotX said...

"If we consider the last 70 years in America - a human lifespan - blacks have killed many more whites than vice versa."

Really, any data to back this up?

PilotX said...

Also pretty sure the conviction rate when a white person is killed by a blah person is much higher than the reverse. For years it was perfectly legal for whites to kill blah folks. You should remember that if you're a senior.

PilotX said...

Yeah, he deserved that sentence. You could tell from his testimony he was an asshole looking for someone to shoot. Too many people out there like that.

Anonymous said...

Dug sez...
"Hey morons: For instance, sexual assault is perpetrated by various sorts of men, so does that make it legal for me to sodomize you with a sheep?"

This is Dug's idea of animal husbandry.

Hey Dug, exactly how many sheep do you own?

The Purple Cow said...

Last night in my home town a man was shot by police, he has since undergone surgery and is in critical condition.

My point being that this is the first time in seventeen years that the police in my town has shot anyone.

IN SEVENTEEN YEARS - THEY HAVE NOT SHOT A LIVING SOUL.

Bearing in mind my town has a population of 1.2 million, and the area this police force covers as a whole has a population of 5.67 million.

Things can be done differently.

Diversity+Proximity=War said...

The Purple Cow said...
Things can be done differently.
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And they will. There are going to have be a lot more shootings to deal with the disaster of letting in millions of people from hostile and barbaric cultures.

Thinking Senior said...

PilotX said...
For years it was perfectly legal for whites to kill blah folks. You should remember that if you're a senior.
--

Actually, it was never legal for whites to kill blacks. And after 1865, there were no longer any legal distinctions between "slave" and "free".

As I am not over 160 years old, I don't remember that.

Anonymous said...

Don't use PCP:

https://youtu.be/oJ0Cj83YWiA

dinthebeast said...

"Hey Dug, exactly how many sheep do you own?"
None. Never had any sheep. Grew up raising cattle and hogs, though.

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

Defacto legal such as the murders and lynchings of numerous blah people. Emmitt Till and Medger Evers as a couple examples. The guilty whites were always set free by an all white jury because to be ona jury you had to be registered to vote and because of james crow laws balh people weren't allowed to register. You should know this. Also where is that data about blah folks killing more whites over the last 70 years.

PilotX said...

http://www.chesnuttarchive.org/classroom/lynchingstat.html

Check this out Senior. Just a small glimpse of what was happening to blah people in the south. How many of these murderers were ever held accountable? Seems like it was legal to kill a darkie to me because no one ever was held accountable.

PilotX said...

Even more Senior

http://flashbak.com/lynching-usa-photos-and-tales-of-when-blacks-were-always-the-usual-suspects-27972/

Anonymous said...

More blacks are killed by other blacks every 15 months than were ever lynched in America.

And many, if not most, lynching victims were criminals. Not that they didn't merit a fair trial, but they generally were not victims of random violence.

But lynching is not a thing anymore in America, and hasn't been for a couple of generations. What has been a thing in our lifetimes has been high levels of black on white murder.

While most violent crime is indeed intra-racial, 26.7 percent of homicides where the victim is a stranger are interracial. And in 2008, the offending rate for blacks (24.7 offenders per 100,000) was seven times higher than the rate for whites (3.4 offenders per 100,000), according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

Accounting for population differences, whites are simply far more likely to be victims of interracial crime than blacks.


http://www.startribune.com/black-on-white-crime-in-america/223696071/

During the 2012/2013 period, blacks committed an average of 560,600 violent crimes against whites, whereas whites committed only 99,403 such crimes against blacks. This means blacks were the attackers in 84.9 percent of the violent crimes involving blacks and whites.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/420565/charleston-shooting-obama-race-crime

PilotX said...

"And many, if not most, lynching victims were criminals. Not that they didn't merit a fair trial, but they generally were not victims of random violence."

Please provide evidence of this. I call bullshit. Blah folks were killed for such things as not getting off the sidewalk fast enough or looking at a white woman.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gooks and chinks!

Medger Evers said...

"And many, if not most, lynching victims were criminals. Not that they didn't merit a fair trial, but they generally were not victims of random violence."
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Yeah, you know criminal acts like registering people to vote, whistling or investigating klan cross burnings.

Emmitt Till said...

https://lynchinginamerica.eji.org/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=hpp&utm_campaign=Honoring%20the%20Silent%20Parade

Bold, James Bold said...

"you know criminal acts like registering people to vote"

If you are registering new voters who will destroy the society of the people who created things like voting, bringing in the "BIg Man" rule of Africa (see Detroit post-Coleman Young), such registration is an act of war.

Africans need their own governments, in their own countries, on their home continent.  Go home.

Black James, a real orbital engineer said...

It should be a crime to impersonate an orbital engineer.
150 IQ bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

A guy with a real 150 IQ said...

Hey dummy, I am home. So now what? Geez I know, now I'll make fun of really stupid white racists who pretend to be smart and have important jobs.
Sound like anyone we know?
(((snicker)))

Bold, James Bold said...

"Hey dummy, I am home. So now what?"

Funny, you don't sound like you're at home here.  You're always bitching about racism this and oppression that and black black blackety-black.

"Geez I know, now I'll make fun of really stupid white racists who pretend to be smart and have important jobs."

Obviously not talking about a semi-retired guy like me.  Oh, and I'm not racist, I just hold Black people to White standards... and find you just as despicable as any White who fails so badly.

"Sound like anyone we know?"

Pretending to be smart and having an important job?  I thought you liked Yisheng.

James is kinda dumb said...

Orbital engineer.
bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahaha!

northierthanthou said...

Gonna be a long time before we can repair the damage done by this dolt.