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Dwight Mannsburden

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  • Why Bill O'Reilly is Wrong about Minorities 'Wanting Things" & the Election
    • Dwight Mannsburden 11/08/2012 at 1:13 pm

      wish you had an edit function. My last paragraph begins awkwardly

    • Dwight Mannsburden 11/08/2012 at 1:12 pm

      I am reminded of Simone de Beauvoir and her characterization of women as the Other (think of laxative ads stating "women are special"...because men are "normal", I guess).

      I think for Bill-O and his ilk, whites and particularly white men are "normal" and the rest of us are the Other.

      Furthermore I'm thoroughly sick of those guys assuming I'm ignorant of casting my vote in a thoughtful way because I don't agree with them. I seem to remember a study that correlated high IQs with a tendency to be liberal. I'm good with that.

  • Top Five Signs of Capitalist Dictatorship in the Romney Campaign
    • Dwight Mannsburden 11/01/2012 at 12:50 pm

      And yet, there he is, with a real chance to win

      The lies about Chrysler and GM are so blatant it's difficult to convince his true believers that they are lies. No one could possibly be lying that overtly...but Romney is.

  • Romney's Major Flip-Flops in the Third Debate
    • Dwight Mannsburden 10/24/2012 at 10:45 am

      Re: the flip flops. In Rolling Stone's excellent political writing, there was a reference to Romney getting permission from the Mormon Church to take a liberal position on abortion in Massachusetts because it would help him get elected

      When your church encourages that Weltanschauung, what do you expect? Can you imagine a Catholic candidate being given the go-ahead to be pro-choice so that he/she could be elected? In many cases, such candidates have actually been refused Communion, not praised.

      I cannot believe that Mormon teachings haven't at least been thoughtfully discussed.

  • Top Ten Things Mitt Romney Gets Wrong about US Middle East Policy
    • Dwight Mannsburden 10/02/2012 at 1:54 pm

      The only logic to the Republican agenda is best expressed in the Groucho Marx song "Whatever it is, I'm against it"

      "Your proposition may be good
      But let's have one thing understood
      Whatever it is, I'm against it!
      And even when you've changed it
      Or condensed it
      I'm against it!"

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