unreconstructed's past comments

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    unreconstructed

    16 trillion in debt, oil just shot over $105/barrel. Iran rattling the sabre. Fast and Furious ignored by t he Lapdog Media. Cuz what we really we need is to talk about loser ex-senator from Pennsylvania.

    Posted in: Santorum attacks Obama's radical 'world view'

  • -2

    unreconstructed

    Which one is Kevin ?

    Posted in: Rudd told to 'put up or shut up' in Australian gov't leadership fracas

  • -1

    unreconstructed

    How naive. Racism remains a serious problem in America. The 'free market' didn't erode this, as you laughably like to claim.

    A serious problem in America, yes, but we are so much much further along in the US than provincial island countries like Ireland, or Japan.

    Houston sold millions of albums. Sold. She was in movies as well . Movies that people paid to see. Read the article. The choice was made to take a considerable risk and cast not only a minority but a woman, and one with no acting experience.The same free market system that made children of immigrant Irish into household names in America , vastly improved the image of other immingrant groups - like Italians, also helped bring to America and the media-informed world awareness of both the plight and potential of blacks in America.

    Posted in: Whitney Houston's funeral ends after four-hour tribute

  • -1

    unreconstructed

    "GW Bush went to best of schools his whole life and as a result of his family ties later went on to become President. I doubt that anyone will argue with me that he is a blubbering idiot. It was his family's access and his family's connections that presented the opportunities he had. Oh and how he got to avoid serving in Vietnam by staying cozy back stateside with the Air National Guard. If he wasn't a "Bush" he would have likely been in the swamps of SE Asia with an M-16 and a drug problem. Since he is a "Bush" he still had a drug problem but ended up being the most powerful man in the free world. I guess he did get to fight in a couple of wars but from the absolute safety of a room in the shape of an oval

    . What does Bush have to do with Santorum's criticism of Obama?

    I think the Left want Jeb Bush to be the repub candidate at this point. Bush hatred obviously brought so many of them together, in ways even Obama can't quite replicate.

    Posted in: Santorum attacks Obama's radical 'world view'

  • 1

    unreconstructed

    Zurc buddy spoke too soon

    ABC News :

    Bruce Springsteen Sitting Out 2012 but Backs Obama

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    "Springsteen said he still supports Obama but expressed disappointment in his handling of the job market and home foreclosures and disapproved of the attention Obama paid to corporations rather than the middle class.

    "I would like to have seen more activism in job creation sooner than it came. I would like to have seen people helped out, seen some of these[home foreclosures stopped somehow,"Springsteen said.

    Springsteen said Obama was" more friendly to corporations than I thought he would be, [and] there's not as many middle-class or working-class voices heard in the administration as I thought there would be."

    Rubes always self-identify.

    Posted in: Angry Springsteen gauges gap between American dream, reality

  • 0

    unreconstructed

    smithinjapan tries, but fails

    The people that will most emphatically believe in, follow, and love US products and/or culture are usually the ones most uneducated about reality

    Your effusive approval of Obama English textbooks - remember ?

    Posted in: What do foreigners find strange about Japan? NTV finds out

  • 0

    unreconstructed

    The insane theocrats running the show in Iran have to deliver on the promises of hope and change made back in 1979. Aint gonna be pretty , any way you slice it.

    Posted in: Iran wants talks, under specter of possible war

  • -4

    unreconstructed

    Can't say I would vote for a big gov't repub like Santorum but I don't worry too much about the guy. It's not his pastor who was shrieking "G*d damn America" from the pulpit of a church that advocates supremacy and segregation.

    Posted in: Santorum attacks Obama's radical 'world view'

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    unreconstructed

    In case you hadnt noticed the US still has a LONG way to go to improve relations amongst its various citizens, A LONG WAY TO GO, better get to it I say!

    In teaching the rest of the world that if we can creaet a society, a nation where skin color is irrelevant, you can too. Couldnt agree more.

    Posted in: Whitney Houston's funeral ends after four-hour tribute

  • -2

    unreconstructed

    Self-appointed hero of da workin class.

    “The banker man grows fat / The working man grows thin / It’s all happened before and it will happen again,” says “Jack of All Trades”,

    So deep !

    Posted in: Angry Springsteen gauges gap between American dream, reality

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    unreconstructed

    They tend to assume that all Westerners are American; not surprising, I suppose, given the history. And, thinking you're American, they'll be very nice and hospitable and tell you how much they love America.

    Kansai Japanese never tell me they 'love' America or try to be polite about their opinion of the place. Most Japanese I meet proceed to ask where it is in the US I am from. They immediately recognize the city when I tell em, though it is not anywhere near the size of LA or NY. Then the talk usually turns to a visit they made to the States, or a relative or co-worker who lived there. I am usually pleasantly surprised by how much they know of my country. The last eleven months though have been slightly different - talk often included gratitude for the efforts our fine armed forces made in helping the survivors of the Tohoku tsunami, and the generosity of my compatriots.

    Posted in: What do foreigners find strange about Japan? NTV finds out

  • 0

    unreconstructed

    The man is absolutely resolute - amazingly so. Great HS player but not recruited by college teams; great player at Harvard, but not recruited by the NBA. He persisted throughout, and no matter what happens in the future, his present success is testimony to his depth as a human.

    I wish him luck. He is outspoken about his religious faith ( it ain't Buddhism) and for that the mainstream media elites and the commentariat will have the knives out for this kid.

    Posted in: 'Linsanity' a boon for NBA in China

  • 1

    unreconstructed

    "Reverend" Jesse Jackson was there!

    Whatta laugh. Did he get to sermonize, blame Houston's unfortunate death on anything but the choices she made in her life ?

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    “I told everyone that I had taken notice that Whitney was black. The only problem was, I thought she was perfect for what we were trying to do,” he said, crediting Warner Brothers for agreeing. The movie became a blockbuster."

    The US was "post-racial" well before that pathetic movie came out. Laugh to see Hollywood and limousine liberals like Costner trying to take credit again for progress that was achieved not by scumbag politicians and race pimps like Jesse Jackson but by individual Americans, individual communities, and the leveling away of prejudice that the free market system so beatifully achieves.

    Posted in: Whitney Houston's funeral ends after four-hour tribute

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    unreconstructed

    "Most people would expect the foundations of a global religion like Christianity to be undermined only in blockbuster style by secret hidden codes, Vatican cover-ups, the mysterious Illuminati or the like."

    The writer may have rushed out to catch the premier of The Da Vinci Code but that doesn't mean the rest of the world did.

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  • 0

    unreconstructed

    "The culture of tatemae was there before Japan lost the war, "

    you can always tell a newbie, forever going on about "honne" and "tatemae".

    Posted in: What do foreigners find strange about Japan? NTV finds out

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    unreconstructed

    if/when Romney is ever given any REAL political clout he'll stand in front of the Chinese president and bend over to grab his ankles faster than he could say 'money'

    Like Obama grabbed his ankles. I keep seeing "Obamney" logos on the net...

    Posted in: Romney mocks 'empty pomp' of Chinese VP's official visit

  • 0

    unreconstructed

    Britney Spears famously self-destructed years ago

    Whitney, Britney, Madonna. I don't know about other folks here but that level of familiarity with American pop culture woud drive me: to substance abuse.

    Posted in: Why do some celebrities self-destruct due to substance abuse?

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    unreconstructed

    oginome

    Of course Japanese are going to tell you they love America when they meet you (or rather they'll tell your American friends since you're not American).

    Right. They take up baseball, American football, volleyball, basketball, learn or appreciate jazz, rock, blues, rap, hip-hop, etc, etc, etc, so's they can make a good,polite impression on the foreigner.

    You funny.

    They know more about America than other countries, because America is in the media more.

    Oh noes! It da Kultural Imperializm , again !

    But get the Japanese drunk and you'll finally hear their true views. Japanese are glad their country is nothing like that crime ridden hell hole

    I've drunk with em and served em drinks. That was rarely my experience.

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    Posted in: What do foreigners find strange about Japan? NTV finds out

  • -4

    unreconstructed

    Don't deceive yourself. Deceit, by definition, is undetectable

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    "I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson."

    Yeah well maybe you should read Jefferson's opinion of Mohammedism

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    Jefferson's Quran What the founder really thought about Islam. By Christopher Hitchens|Posted Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at 3:05 PM ET

    Posted in: Moroccan arrested in thwarted U.S. Capitol bomb plot

  • 3

    unreconstructed

    He's not just a boon for China

    Forbes Mag:

    New York Knick point guard Jeremy Lin is a one-man economic recovery that even Ben Bernanke couldn't dream up in his Federal Reserve meetings. Lin-sanity has taken the country by storm and as a result created a spending frenzy that's benefiting a broad range of companies, tax rolls and even the stock market. Lin's salary this season is a modest (by NBA standards) $800,000, but by some calculations, he's turned into the $170 million man.

    The most tangible impact has been on the market cap of Madison Square Garden (MSG), whose stock has jumped 7 percent to close Thursday at $31.87 from its close at $29.77 on Feb. 7 when Lin first entered the Knicks' starting lineup. That translates to a $170 million to the company's market cap to $2.4 billion.

    I'm lovin it. You have people who call themselves fans of the game who still insist this all a fluke.

    Posted in: 'Linsanity' a boon for NBA in China

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