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Turley-Hanson's "facts" are actually symptoms. They are the result of decades of institutional racism in America.
White are more likely to do drugs than blacks, yet 1 out of 3 black men have a criminal record. We let the white kids go and go after the blacks, and then give them longer sentences on average.
The result is millions of men who can't get good jobs, while the privileged white kids live nice middle class lives. It's a major cause for problems with black families.
Turley-Hanson ignores this, but the rest of the country is actively discussing it, including Tea Party favorite Rand Paul. But not Turley-Hanson or this guy.
Every time a black person looks at a dollar bill they see a slave owner, and the White House was built with slave labor. The history of slavery in America is not hidden, and decades of institutional racism is the problem.
I suggest this writer and Turley-Hanson either dig deeper into the issue or stop posting their ignorance.Sep 29, 2013
Everyone who organizes a Tea Party rally is a community leader, Rick.
Every month is white history month.
Every time a black person looks at a dollar bill they see a man who owned slaves.
The White House was built with slave labor.
History can teach so much.Sep 29, 2013
Turley-Hanson cherry picks her "facts" and ignores history to validate her racist views.
As do you, sir. Here's an example of something you both leave out:
What a thing for a bunch of white people living in All-White-Tukee to worry about.
If you have not actually studied the issue, meaning you have actually made a study of the issue, reads dozens of books, studied history, both past and recent, you are not qualified to speak on this issue.
Please, stop publishing your racism and ignorance, it's embarrassing.Sep 27, 2013
Wow, Rick, those are some pretty odd questions. Read a history book sometime. Learn about America.
How about I sum it up like this....if you were black, every time you looked at a dollar bill, you'd see a picture of a slave owner.
Every day in America is White Day, Rick. Every one who organized a Tea Party is a white community leader. Rush, Beck, and the rest are white community leaders.
Most racism today is perpetrated by ignorant people, Rick.
How about all of us White Folks in All-White-Tukee stop thinking we're experts on race in America?
Or at least stop posting ignorance on public websites.Sep 26, 2013
Be careful, Donny-Boy, the Von Mises Institute in Alabama, which so many of these libertarians and Tea Party folks (like Michelle Bachman) like to cite, was founded by a bunch of racist holocaust deniers.
They don't believe in democracy, and in the 1980's openly used racism to recruit adherents.
They defend the South in the civil war and despise Abraham Lincoln.
These are not nice people.
As for Von Mises himself, he comes from the Austrian School, not the other way around, as you state. Those guys reject math and statistics and prefer to just think about how they'd like stuff to work.
Economics with no empirical evidence? Every school of economic thought has some valid points, but that seems….more like a cult.
They should call themselves the Church of Wishful Thinking.
Here's a personal anecdote, and I know I'm simplifying things.... 60 years ago or so Eisenhower built the interstate freeway system.
Years later, the government funded research that led to the internet, where you're reading this now.
I work in tech. Thanks to government investment, I have a job, and other people have jobs delivering goods bought on the internet. Buy local when you can, of course.
But remember that next time you order one of those anti-government bumper stickers from Glenn Beck's website or watch The Blaze TV. The government made that possible.
So I owe my job to investments my grandparents and parents made in America. So does Glenn Beck.
That's how we grow. We borrow, invest, and grow. Every single company I've worked at, including very successful NASDAQ 100 and Dow listed corps have huge amounts of debt.
But they still make tons of money. If you want the government run like a business, then the government is going to borrow.
I love it when some Tea Partier tells me that it wasn't FDR's spending that got us out of the Great Recession, they tell me it was WW2.
Well, what's a war if not massive government spending? And I don't think we ever paid that money back, we just grew out of the debt.
Not that we shouldn't be careful how we invest, and I wish the federal, state, and local governments would think about those rainy days and plan, but to say the government should never borrow ignores history and reality and how capitalism works.
A "balanced budget" does not mean no debt, it means you have the revenue to pay the bill.Sep 25, 2013
What is it with people like Turley-Hason and Zajicek?
They hear something on the radio and they feel like that makes them an expert?
If you nice white ladies have spent years studying the history of race relations in America, then by all means, let's hear it.
Show you credentials or please stop sharing your ignorance.Sep 23, 2013
So, pointing out that 90% of the American public supports background checks makes me a left wing extremist?
Do you consider 90% of the American public to be left wing extremists?
I'm a recovering libertarian, if you want to label me, but you're just using labels to distract from the facts, typical of people who realize the facts are not on their side.
I was rebutting the writers statements about being in the majority, and I was rebutting the usual right wing gun fetish extremist arguments about background checks and military style weapons.
A background check is not a psychological test. The Navy yard shooter had a history of shooting things and was still legally able to buy a gun.
I was not ecstatic when the type of gun was announced because I wasn't watching. I learned long ago that what is reported during and immediately after the mass shooting is wrong, why would I waste my time?
I wait until the police issue there reports, often days later.
I have Tea Party friends and family who say things like "You know the Sandy Hook shooter left the Bushmaster in the car" and that's not true. It was reported early on, but we later learned he used it to shoot his way through the security glass and then to murder 6 year olds.
They never bother to check to see if their statements are true.
Ignorance is dangerous. Fear is dangerous.
I want background checks, and so do the majority of Americans.Sep 21, 2013
Bottom shelf, next to yours.
Ask better questions and you'll get better answers.Sep 20, 2013
Ignorance fuels racism. Martin Luther King also marched for jobs, to end poverty, and the end the Vietnam war.
Glad to see more people speaking out against Turley-Hanson's particular brand of bigotry.
Sep 19, 2013
Giocrypt, I think you know full well what I'm saying, you're just being nitpick-y. I'm fine with that, call me out on anything anytime.
You may assume the stockbroker was white, but it may be more helpful to assume that income plays a role, if it makes you feel better about the race thing.
Allow me to use the words of Tea Party favorite Rand Paul to make my point:
"If I told you that one out of three African-American males is forbidden by law from voting, you might think I was talking about Jim Crow 50 years ago," Paul said. "Yet today, a third of African-American males are still prevented from voting because of the war on drugs."
"The majority of illegal drug users and dealers nationwide are white," he said, "but three-fourths of all people in prison for drug offenses are African American or Latino."
I wish I had another reference other than HuffPo, a pretty sad rag, but it's a quote and I'm in a hurry today, lots of meetings, the quote's been on TV, and it's referenced.
Paul, proving the broken clock being right twice a day theory, is saying the system is punishing people based on race and income and I say that's destroying families.
It's cheaper to go into a highly populated minority neighborhood and bust people than in the suburbs, where there are more drugs but things are more spread out. And it's cheaper to prosecute a poor kid than a suburban kid who's parents will probably hire a lawyer and make things tougher.
And I'm saying Turley-Hanson was spreading ignorance and racism by leaving out little details like that. And she's a family values parrot to boot!
BTW, I never said doing drugs was evil, I prefer scotch, but it's a personal choice and if it does not go well for you, then it's a medical problem, white or black.
But we live here in Ahwatukee, why would anyone here care about someone in some big city far away, or even across town, so how about this, if you don't care that the war on drugs unfairly targets minorities, maybe you do care about your hard earned tax money being wasted:
Seems that everything costs more these days, even the price of racism has gone up.Sep 19, 2013
Attorney General candidates Republican Mark Brnovich and Democrat Felecia Rotellini debate at the East Valley Tribune office in Tempe on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2014.Question 2: What are your thoughts on the restriction on RU486 and should the state continue to pursue the case to the Supreme Court?