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Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:51am PT
Survival posted this thread to show the diversity of the USA. Other democratic countries also have diversity.

But some knee-jerks on this thread want to use it to rail against... whatever their rant is. You know who you are.

Saying that this country will be in the doldrums in the next four years is a bit outrageous.

Yes, I live abroad. But I have always been proud to be an American. And I have a rich heritage of being an American. (With all due respect to other people of the Americas.)

Thanks Survival, great thread.

To the naysayers, why don't you go elsewhere if you want to be so negative..
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Jan 23, 2013 - 05:55am PT
DT: Apparently Mr. Healy has this hippie obsession with Karl Rove, having attempted to associate me with him in another thread. I know very little about Rove , and what I do know I don't like, considering him the type of political consulting class establishment Republican that led to a weak campaigning strategy by Romney.

Another little example of the current radicalized left's obsession with demonizing and marginalizing political opponents instead of getting on with the business of solving the nation's real problems.
Their model is the current President who is solely preoccupied with one thing only: destroying all political opposition.

Of course you don't know much about Rove, that's exactly Rove's genius and so a little education is in order given Karl is THE man behind W's and the republican victories until 2012.

Rove, along with Lee Atwater, and Ralph Reed carried on and embellished Harry S. Dent Sr.'s whole gutter approach to politics designed to produce the deliberate polarization of America we see today and a republican party which has moved so far to the fundamentalist fringe right that it is now in a veritable civil war within its own ranks. That polarization was built on a forty year strategy of 'indignifying' the right via racism, homophobia, sexism and xenophobia. It's been one of the most successful, and lowest, political strategies in modern political history. It was so successful and so low Lee Atwater apologized for it on his deathbed.

Look, any time you hear a phrase like 'radicalized left' these days you can be assured you're hearing it from a member of the radicalized right and brought to you courtesy of Dent, Atwater, Reed, and Rove. But Rove took the tactics to new lows of success and guys like you who swallowed the bait hook, line and sinker are the sad result. It's all humorously a bit like Frankenstein saying, "I don't know much about the Doctor and what I do know, I don't like".
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Jan 23, 2013 - 09:30am PT
Don't feed it.

He's proving himself an as#@&%e without anyone else saying a word.

He can't win.

The theme that survival has presented here is truth.

Truth is beautiful.

And it will win.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:26am PT



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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 11:51am PT
This thread wasn't posted as an Us And Them thread at all, but more as an Us Is Us, We Are We, We're all in this together thread.

We've always been divided over certain issues, but came together when the chips were down.

I have many incredible friends that I disagree with strongly about a number of issues. But still I would fight for them and their right to believe the way they believe. They would do the same for me.

We've made it this far. I have kids who I want to have a great life in a great country.

I was raised in Indian and Eskimo villages, by parents who didn't have a racist bone in their bodies. That's saying something for the times they were raised in. If I would've walked around with a "White Is Right" attitude, I would've had my ass kicked many times over.

Donald, if you can't see your way forward to a white/brown/yellow/black/straight/gay/male/female world, then you are truly lost.

*Our president and one Supreme Court member are black.
*Our secretary of state and three members of the Supreme Court are female.
*One Supreme Court justice is Hispanic.
*One is Sicilian.
*Two are of Jewish descent.
*All of them are the descendants of immigrants.

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can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:52am PT
When imbibing always try to keep your drinking associates as varied as possible. It keeps the organic party element snappin.
L-R, Deadeye, a good ole boy from NC, myself, Staggerin Lee Otis, one ...
L-R, Deadeye, a good ole boy from NC, myself, Staggerin Lee Otis, one of the nicest mo-fo's I've ever met, Chicago's S. Side and his friend who's name I forgot.
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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
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Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
My father is missing four top front teeth. He wears a set of false teeth, but takes it out at night.

Without his front teeth, he looks like one mean sonofabitch.

He is a tough sonofabitch -- a marine corps veteran, and worked hard blue-collar labor all his life.

But there's nothing mean about him.

I know very little about how he lost his teeth. When I was young, he told me:

"I got on bus, everyone else on the bus was black, I should have kept my mouth shut."

I never asked again, and he never spoke of it again.

He has never shown any malice towards other races. Although he did enjoy an occasional off-color joke.

My children, my father's grandchildren, seem to know nothing of race. I have never heard them speak of race. They have friends of all colors. Of course they see the difference. And yet they don't know to put them into categories.

I am very optimistic.





survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 01:36pm PT
Me too Dave.



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My mom with her Codetalker friend.
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moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Jan 23, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
My children, my father's grandchildren, seem to know nothing of race. I have never heard them speak of race. They have friends of all colors. Of course they see the difference. And yet they don't know to put them into categories.

I am very optimistic.

Same with my children, they don't discriminate. They are the future.


My daughter with her friends:

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 23, 2013 - 02:04pm PT
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Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 23, 2013 - 02:07pm PT
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ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Jan 23, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
My son in Aida at The Denver School of the Arts, 2008

He's now an actor/writer/singer/rapper/cook/mover in New York (Brooklyn), livin the life.

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 23, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
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abrams

Sport climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 02:57pm PT
change perspective change the world
change perspective change the world
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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 11:55am PT
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Terrapin Station
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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Jan 25, 2013 - 12:55am PT
Graduation day. West Point. 2011.





survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2013 - 06:07am PT
Straight up awesome Chaz!





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Tobia

Social climber
Denial
Jan 25, 2013 - 06:44am PT
One Sicilian
My father, born in  Sicily.
My father, born in Sicily.
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meets one Texan
My mom
My mom
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creating an American family.
My Dad's retirement party &#40;1989&#41;
My Dad's retirement party (1989)
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