still the best avatar on RTF...
We do not need the goverment telling us what our values should be. They are learned at home.
When is that going to start? :)
huntinmann,that's an old photo in my avatar.she has since taught me to line up correctly where she wants me to be.
Example: Locally, here in my area, a group of Boy Scouts proposed a project to clean up a particular public parkland that the city did not have the manpower to keep up with. The union went up in arms because the Scouts would be interfering with work the union workers should get paid to do. The only thing that pulled the Scouts out of the hot water, and got the park cleaned up, was the justifiable public outrage at the union's stupidity. The city didn't then (and doesn't now) have the funds to hire any more workers to do all that needs doing ... without citizens volunteering the park land would still be a trash heap.
Sort of like the Alabama utility workers being turned away from NJ because they were non-union.
Well, after scanning quickly through this thread, it's clear that you all are angry... ;-)
angry white men? angry white men? angry white men?
let us examine the fact that in national elections:
blacks and black men historically vote ~84% for anyone with a (d) behind their name. they vote >90% for any black man with a (d) behind their name.
i grew up in the rural south with arfican americans as a high percentage of my school mates, i have lived in some of the most diverse cities in the country, i live in a very sucessfully integrated southern small town. even now occasionally i still go to the park and play basketball with friends and neighbors. one thing i can tell you from near 50 years of constant observation is that the opinions of african americans are as diverse as any other demographic group......until election day.
hispanic men seem to vote ~74% for anyone with a (d) behind their name. i work with and employ hispanic workers today. in my interaction and observation of hispanics as a demographic group i see varied opinions and values.....until election day.
white women seem to vote~56% for anyone with a (d) behind their name. i spoke in agreement with memmon in a thread two months ago about what this demographic group was going to do in this immediate past election. and guess what?
now poor little old, hard working, white guys line up and vote together at a rate of about ~54% behind a republican candidate. these men lose and say: don't tax the wealthy....they buy my products......i intend to be wealthy some day......you take the rewards of my work and pass it out as earned income tax credit......you spend money you don't have.......blah blah blah. they say this and they are called angry?
there are in fact plenty of angry demographic groups of voters. they all stick together in their voting regardless of their diverse values or the real issues at hand. in my opinion white men appear to be the least angry group. if they are angry they have a dang funny way of displaying it on election day.