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(Huffington Post)   "There are millions of us who feel like strangers in this land, an older America passing away, a new America rising to take its place." Well, I suppose passing away is what older Americans tend to do   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 403
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2014-06-15 03:38:08 PM
In the words of dear old dad: "I don't even recognize this country anymore."
 
2014-06-15 03:42:15 PM
Change bad
 
2014-06-15 03:43:53 PM
On this Father's Day, I mourn my dad who died a decade ago. I would have enjoyed watching his head explode when Obama was elected.
 
2014-06-15 03:46:24 PM
Also, this brings up a mental exercise that I remember from one of my ethics classes in med school. The question is: "Subjects like environmentalism imply a belief that we should preserve a good Earth for future generations. But what if future generations are unrecognizable and essentially evil by our standards? Should we even bother worrying about them at all?"
 
2014-06-15 03:50:59 PM
And there are millions of people who felt like "strangers in their own land" when they saw a black person going to the same bathroom as them too.  STFU.
 
2014-06-15 03:59:52 PM
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2014-06-15 04:01:20 PM

Confabulat: Also, this brings up a mental exercise that I remember from one of my ethics classes in med school. The question is: "Subjects like environmentalism imply a belief that we should preserve a good Earth for future generations. But what if future generations are unrecognizable and essentially evil by our standards? Should we even bother worrying about them at all?"


F*ck the future generations. What have they ever done for me ?
 
2014-06-15 04:02:55 PM
"There are millions of us who feel like strangers in this land, an older America passing away,"

...and we are happy to see you go.

/this twat's actually younger than me, but sounds older than my grandma
 
2014-06-15 04:17:03 PM
Your Old America was someone else's New America.  The world is changing and we have to change with it.
 
2014-06-15 04:20:03 PM
"Why, I remember a purer, free-er America. An America where you could break into a nursing home to take pictures of a suffering woman just to make a political opponent look bad. And back then, no one called you a moran for doing something like that! This used to be a country where you could lock yourself in a courthouse overnight with a ballot box full of votes. But now the liberals think that's wrong. I don't even recognize this country anymore.""
 
2014-06-15 04:25:38 PM

Confabulat: Also, this brings up a mental exercise that I remember from one of my ethics classes in med school. The question is: "Subjects like environmentalism imply a belief that we should preserve a good Earth for future generations. But what if future generations are unrecognizable and essentially evil by our standards? Should we even bother worrying about them at all?"


I'd be evil too if my forefathers had farked up the entire planet.

And this guy is pretty stupid if he thinks that his experience is unique or special in some way. Times always change faster than one life can keep up with them. People don't want to change and change and change. They want to reach a comfortable zone, and stay there. But the world doesn't stay there with them.
 
2014-06-15 04:30:48 PM
The tea party is the baby boomer's last dying gasp, and they aren't going quietly.
 
2014-06-15 04:32:27 PM
Well, that's what happens when you get old. You look back at the years and see the accumulated change, but change is inevitable. It is best to direct it than insist it stop (or worse go back to what makes you more comfortable, especially if it is detrimental to others).
 
2014-06-15 04:37:01 PM
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2014-06-15 04:39:32 PM
Why not start by shutting down all internet and cell phone service in his home town?  Then we can remove all the air conditioners.  Next, we take all motorized vehicles.

If you want to go back to the halcyon days of servitude, there are a lot of advancements along the way we need to undo along the way.
 
2014-06-15 04:40:48 PM

Generation_D: The tea party is the baby boomer's last dying gasp, and they aren't going quietly.


That means soon you'll need to take responsibility for your own failures
 
2014-06-15 04:41:57 PM
"There are millions of us who feel like strangers in this land, an older America passing away, a new America rising to take its place," McDaniel said this past week. "We recoil from that culture. It's foreign to us. It's alien to us. ... It's time to stand and fight. It's time to defend our way of life again."

Translation: What's up with all these black people, brown people, and gays? When I grew up it was all white people, and blacks knew their place. It's time for us whites to defend our way of life again.
 
2014-06-15 04:42:19 PM
Good. You failed to make this a better world, Teabagger. On to obscurity like the Temperance and Know-Nothing movements.
 
2014-06-15 04:45:44 PM
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2014-06-15 04:47:59 PM
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2014-06-15 04:48:11 PM
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2014-06-15 04:49:20 PM

Mentat: Your Old America was someone else's New America.  The world is changing and we have to change with it.


Last I checked, the America of the 1950s was entirely different than the America of the 1900s, different than the 1850s, etc. To expect regression to be a realistic goal is to ignore all of history
 
2014-06-15 04:51:49 PM

doyner: Why not start by shutting down all internet and cell phone service in his home town?  Then we can remove all the air conditioners.  Next, we take all motorized vehicles.

If you want to go back to the halcyon days of servitude, there are a lot of advancements along the way we need to undo along the way.


FFS...
 
2014-06-15 04:54:48 PM
"ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Chris McDaniel comes from a small town, with a skyline of church steeples and a courthouse that overshadows a memorial to Confederate soldiers.

It's where the tea party-backed U.S. Senate candidate grew up. Where he and his wife raise their two children. Where, for more than 30 years, he's spent most Sundays in the same Southern Baptist church.

...

He's won endorsements from Sarah Palin and libertarian hero Ron Paul, and millions of dollars in support from groups such as Club for Growth, FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund."

Well, this should be a fun runoff primary to watch.

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2014-06-15 05:07:24 PM
I prefer a simpler time when things were better and purer. Granted this time mostly exists in my head. However white people were mostly in charge back then at all levels of Government. So there's that
 
2014-06-15 05:11:07 PM
True enough, but I figure that the TEA Party asshats, the Religious Right will eventually pass the way of the Dodo, and then we can get back to guaranteeing the rights of all Americans, and maybe working on this pesky problem with folks not being able to make a living while the Corporate class whine about not being able to afford a new jet every few years.

I get it. Just when you've figured out how to stop the flashing 12:00 on the VCR, along comes a CD player, and the a DVR and then the magic sex box that you apparently HAVE to wear a condom for your sessions, or you'll get some terrible virus, but looking at the fact that we have a LOT more people than we used to, and not all of them are lily white and Christian doesn't change America--it only means that we're delivering on her promise. We have officially been a NOT Christian nation since about the time we signed the Constitution--the Articles of Confederation, that was a bit more iffy, and it might be noted that we scrapped that piece of tripe when we realized that we might actually like a government that functioned on occasion, and maybe, just maybe, didn't have our states desperately trying to oust anyone who wasn't of the "right" sort which led to a bunch of folks getting booted, and even hung for being the wrong religion in their state--and we stated that fair clearly in the Treaty of Tripoli. This hasn't been a "Christian" nation since damn near the beginning, and while some folks have enjoyed a majority that they felt was unassailable, times change. The Irish aren't subhuman, we got no more slaves, we have power running through wires in our homes, we have fresh produce 365 days out of the year, and somehow, we've managed to survive all these trials and tribulations, and maybe if folks stopped whining about how things aren't like they used to be, folks might realize that crime is down, we have a highway system that links the whole damn country, and emergency services that even fifty years ago, folks would have stabbed a random hobo for, in the name of the public weal.

We're getting less white. Me? I'm Japanese-Irish and German. My daughter is even more mixed up than I am thanks to her French-Polish mother, with huge swaths of Abnaki thanks to the French-Canadian side of the family who were trappers and back woodsy folk taking native brides. I'm not entirely white. I am a product of willful and enthusiastic miscegenation. I got an education, and I am somehow OK with the face of the US changing, because that whole "give me your poor and huddled masses yearning to be free" is pretty much how ALL my forebears got here--with the exception of the Ogala back up the line for me, and that guy did right by the pale gal who thought he was cute enough to pop out his babies.

America IS change. We threw off folks we thought were asshats. We cast off the rules back in the day, and we kept it up, and NOW, suddenly, folks are upset? Why not with running water provided by municipalities as opposed to wells in the home? Upset that we have color in our TV broadcasts? Jebus Frist people, give you convenience or give you death...
 
2014-06-15 05:33:34 PM

Peter von Nostrand: I prefer a simpler time when things were better and purer. Granted this time mostly exists in my head. However white people were mostly in charge back then at all levels of Government. So there's that


I determined a long time ago that the "purity" of the past is a myth. People have always done pretty awful things, it's just that you now hear about them more often because 1) most taboos have been lifted and 2) the ever-increasing high availability of journalism--both of which are good things, but people who grew up in a society that was hush-hush about certain things tend to whitewash their past experience.
 
2014-06-15 05:38:20 PM
Changes aren't permanent.
But change is.

You'll get over it.
 
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2014-06-15 05:41:55 PM
Chris McDaniel Runs To 'Save The Republic'

And by Republic he means Confederacy.
 
2014-06-15 05:46:55 PM
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2014-06-15 05:51:00 PM
Just bring back smoking in airplanes.
 
2014-06-15 05:54:28 PM

One Bad Apple: Confabulat: Also, this brings up a mental exercise that I remember from one of my ethics classes in med school. The question is: "Subjects like environmentalism imply a belief that we should preserve a good Earth for future generations. But what if future generations are unrecognizable and essentially evil by our standards? Should we even bother worrying about them at all?"

F*ck the future generations. What have they ever done for me ?


Paid the trillions in national debt you racked up.
 
2014-06-15 05:54:47 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: [Willoughby.jpg]

I'll see that and raise you

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2014-06-15 05:54:51 PM
But some things will never die, no matter how hard you try: the Asian Carp Fish, Keith Richards and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
 
2014-06-15 05:56:16 PM
We recoil from that culture. It's foreign to us. It's alien to us

Well why don't you recoil all the way to another country, farktard.
 
2014-06-15 05:56:28 PM
NEXT STOP TEABAGGERY

BAGGERY
 
2014-06-15 05:56:29 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Swvf3w6hcY4

Spock:  They are dying.

Kirk:  Let them die...
 
2014-06-15 05:57:38 PM
Adapt or die, you primitive farks.
 
2014-06-15 05:59:46 PM
I'm sure slave owners felt the same way.
 
2014-06-15 06:01:01 PM
Imagine the kind of country we'll be once Baby Boomers are gone....
 
2014-06-15 06:01:06 PM
I truly don't understand why they feel as though their small-town, steeple-spangled way of life is "under attack."

I'm sitting here in a large, economically vibrant, major metro area. My well educated husband and I bring in good incomes, own a home in a healthy housing market, and have excellent job security. The fark I care about you backwards hicks.
 
2014-06-15 06:01:57 PM

hubiestubert: America IS change. We threw off folks we thought were asshats. We cast off the rules back in the day, and we kept it up, and NOW, suddenly, folks are upset? Why not with running water provided by municipalities as opposed to wells in the home? Upset that we have color in our TV broadcasts? Jebus Frist people, give you convenience or give you death...


can you just go ahead and run for office already so i can vote for you?
 
2014-06-15 06:03:55 PM

WTF Indeed: Imagine the kind of country we'll be once Baby Boomers are gone....


It's still going to be imagination, unfortunately, as the Boomers are powerful individuals now and they are definitely passing along their modus operandi to their heirs apparents.
 
2014-06-15 06:09:11 PM

unit63: I truly don't understand why they feel as though their small-town, steeple-spangled way of life is "under attack."

I'm sitting here in a large, economically vibrant, major metro area. My well educated husband and I bring in good incomes, own a home in a healthy housing market, and have excellent job security. The fark I care about you backwards hicks.


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2014-06-15 06:12:19 PM
The low wages are demanded by pension fund managers who manage the savings of a generation of people who were paid enough that a full time job didn't need welfare to feed a family. If you don't see irony then you aren't paying attention.
 
2014-06-15 06:13:26 PM
Just keep primary-ing Republican leaders, that's the ticket to success.
 
2014-06-15 06:15:07 PM

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QFT
 
2014-06-15 06:15:26 PM

jake_lex: And there are millions of people who felt like "strangers in their own land" when they saw a black person going to the same bathroom as them too.  STFU.


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Also feels their pain.
 
2014-06-15 06:16:56 PM

"I fear change," said the conservative, terrified that the women, coloreds, and poor are somehow equal to him now.


It's hard to grow up, for some people. They're still struggling to make the world safe for the God-fearing white man, and they're still not sure how they "lost the fight." Terrified that they may have to share this planet with everyone else, on an equal or near-equal footing, these child-like morons clamor for someone to make the scary parts go away. "Make us powerful again!", they shriek. Inevitably, some of their erstwhile champions make it into a position of power - and that's when the fun starts. Torn between the clear need to guide this country "back to" a fictional point in time that never actually existed except on the teevee and in isolated communities in the middle of nowhere, and the very real concerns affecting an adult world, these champions end up either "betraying the cause" or getting laughed into irrelevancy - or, most usually, both at once.

Let's face it - the code words for "we want to turn this country into a heterosexual Christian white male wonderland" are hard to frame, and you can't come right out and just say that without getting yourself into all kinds of trouble with chicks, colored folks, and so on, so we end up with assholes like Chris, here, who instead tries to construct a romanticized vision of something that we somehow lost, and that his gentle leadership will bring it back.

He can't articulate what he thinks we've lost, because if you cannot understand kindness, charity, hope, love, and compassion, how can you hope to describe them? No, he thinks what we lost is white power, plain and simple, and that's what he's selling, an insidious snake oil that belongs nowhere in this discussion.

He's a friggin' scumbag.
 
2014-06-15 06:17:24 PM

make me some tea: Peter von Nostrand: I prefer a simpler time when things were better and purer. Granted this time mostly exists in my head. However white people were mostly in charge back then at all levels of Government. So there's that

I determined a long time ago that the "purity" of the past is a myth. People have always done pretty awful things, it's just that you now hear about them more often because 1) most taboos have been lifted and 2) the ever-increasing high availability of journalism--both of which are good things, but people who grew up in a society that was hush-hush about certain things tend to whitewash their past experience.


Yep. There's always been good people and there's always been assholes. Human and nature and 24 hour news ensures we here more of the latter and not the former
 
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