Only good literature I've seen out of England lately:
It has actually been useful. I spent 5 years working for a European owned company and always used British spelling when dealing with the corp headquarters. They used to comment that I actually knew how to spell. It was an ongoing joke.
How did you get so lucky?
We had to take 4 years and unlike any other subject it was 4 years not 4 years worth of credits. I got stuck, like a few others taking 5 years of credits because we did double English junior year in an attempt to get it over with.
Of course none of this was told to us until after we doubled up junior year.
However double English junior counted if you wanted to get out a year early. Go figure. Stick around for senior year and pay the price for trying to get the requirements knocked off early.:rolleyes:
Our discussions regarding Uncle Tom's Cabin, Nineteen Eighty-four, Huck Finn, and Catcher in the Rye, would probably be subject to federal prosecution today.
The genious of Twain, was that he spoke to different audiences at the same time. I have his recently published autobiography, but am waiting to get started for when I have more time. its a beast.
[QUOTE=dnf777;733293]How about playing the "polite public servant game". Do you REALLY want this type of trash talk in our government? Sounds like this guy should be in POTUS, not a legitimate public office! Like it or not, he also serves those members of the NAACP, and they deserve the same polite discourse as ADM or Exxon execs.
Agree with you DNF.....the really sad part is that both sides say this kind of stuff in PRIVATE all the time....just look at the Wikileaks.
Saying "no thank you, I will not attend any events of special interests" is merely polite, it is NOT being PC. Common courtesy seems to be lost on far too many these days.
I have no doubt people will scream "he's racist" without knowing the whole story....especially about his adopted son. More of the same.....rush to judgement and the judge harshly. See it every day on the news.
I believe the Gov. has the right to attend or not attend any event he chooses. It’s up to his constituency to judge his action or inaction. Personally, I would have invited him to the events, and left it at that. If you don’t like what he does, organize and campaign against him for the next election. Perhaps that is what the NAACP is doing, making sure those with similar concerns are informed.
That being said, the NAACP had the right to voice their opinion as to how his refusal to attend made them feel. Their statement was to the point, but tactful and respectful. That is more than can be said for his response.
As far as comparing them to the KKK, that is absolutely ludicrous. Please show where the NAACP has advocated violence against any other ethnic group, murdered or lynched anyone, bombed churches, homes and businesses, or even marched against the rights of anyone. All of these are trademarks of the KKK. Either you truly don’t know the history of either group, or for some reason, you seek to trivialize the actions of the Klan, while exaggerating the actions of the NAACP.