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  1. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    And what did I say that is based on race itself and not culture? Think hard. Here's a tip. Irish people choose to get drunk on St Patrick's day. It is not bred into them by race. WSS
  2. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    Actually (and you must be too enraged to read clearly) we were talikng about why a minority member might want to be a Democrat. I asked what the Democrats specifically offered to minorities that the Republicans didn't. That was the list you gave me. But you wanna cry because I point out the fact that some specific groups have more problems than others who have also had tough histories, I can't help you. Or if I make fun of Ebonics which is a habit deserving of ridicule IMO. (and spare me the "every or all" gag) WSS
  3. Law Abiding Citizen Overture R 108 min Warning: Spoiler alert. Don’t read this until after you see it. It seems that during times of social anxiety, when the bad guys sem to get all the breaks, that vigilante films do well. As the legal system turns violent criminals back out onto the streets at least we can fantasize about justice. Seriously if your loved one is attacked “who ya gonna” call, Charles Shumer or Charles Bronson? At any rate, I’m usually a big fan of the DIRTY HARRY, DEATH WISH kind of flicks. Not too deep, not too philosophical just some plain old venting of pent up aggression. It isn’t too complicated. You need bad guys, I mean really bad guys. No I don’t mean bank robbers, or jewel thieves or tax cheats, I mean child molesters rapists and murderers. This movie has ‘em. Two scumbags break into the home of engineer Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) then brutally rape and murder his wife and small child. I guarantee you’ll hate these mugs right off the bat. Next you need an incompetent or unethical or corrupt legal system that provides loopholes through which the aforementioned bad guys can escape retribution. Check. Jamie Foxx is Nick Rice a hot shot assistant DA who settles for an easy plea bargain instead of doing his best to send the two to the injection booth. You also need a LAW ABIDING CITIZEN who has been pushed beyond human limitation and takes the law into his own hands. That would be Clyde. Fast forward ten years when one of the hoodlums (the one framed by the false testimony of his partner, the actual murderer) is stretched out on the gurney about to be put mercifully to sleep when something unexpected happens. Someone has replaced the humane sleeping serum with, well, with something that burns like hell and causes prolonged agonizing death. Cool. It’s a lot rougher ride for bad guy number two who will spend his last few hours of life in one of the most gruesome scenes I can remember. Believe me, the entire audience was shuddering. DA Rice is sure Clyde’s the culprit, and now he finally wants justice but wait; it’s now time to play “let’s make a deal.” Our hero is some kind of mechanical wizard who has booby traps set up all over town. All Rice needs is to do the right thing and, to follow up on any deal he makes with Clyde so the killing spree will end. Too bad Rice’s duplicitous nature and vanity lead him to play little games that cost people their lives. This film is as exciting as any I’ve seen and Butler plays the perfect broken man turned killer. I was on the edge of my seat, that is until the director commits one of Westside Steve’s cardinal movie sins, i.e., pulling an ending out of their ass. Just as the plot became just a little too outrageous to suspend reality, Foxx and the cops stumble over a clue so bogus, so out of the air that even Scooby Doo writing team would balk at it. After an hour and a half of the season’s best suspense it all comes crashing down with one lame ass climax. Where the hell is Harlan Coben when you need him? This one went from an A to a C+ in about fifteen minutes. Damn! C+ WSS Email westsidesteve@aol.com
  4. Westside Steve

    Hold the phone.

    Actually I think the law has always hinged somewhat on conditions and an officers judgement. If a guy is going 50 in a 50 zone in a blizzard it may be deemed illegal. I have a friend who got a DUI though he had an attorney AND blew under the limit! WSS
  5. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    For instance, we could talk about education reform, No Child Left Behind, Pell Grants, student loans, college admissions, community colleges, policing, drug policy and sentencing reform, Head Start, and a whole host of other programs whose overriding goal is to provide American citizens with some level of equal opportunity and safety. But you don't. No I don't. Because none of those things should be based on skin color. And thet's exactly where your point fails. When you use them as bribes for a particular group you are, in fact, racist in the true sense of the word. When you promote tem as an attempt to repair the unfairness from "those other people" you encourage If you say certain racial groups need extra help then you are in fact saying they are inferior in some way. Real "racism" needs you to think one group is different based on race alone. I don't think that. Oh I'm sure there might be small differences but cultural and environmental circumstances override them. It's the us v them you use everyday Heck that I think is bullshit. Somebody doesn't want illegal immigration he must be a racist. "Look Hispanics, these guys who want to obey the law hate you!!! Vote for us." That's what sucks Heck, and you know it. WSS
  6. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    Answer: The guy who's smarter than the one who typed this: " What they need is some stern talking to, huh? Maybe the ol' bootstraps lecture. That'll set them straight." Go ahead. Tell me what the Democrats do to promote minorities on an equal basis. WSS
  7. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    Nah like you say, Heck, it's someone else's fault. Get the pitchforks and torches. I wonder if anybody feels insulted by those of you who feel they actually are inferior and incapable of competing. Think so? WSS
  8. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    Yep. The uncle that lets kids drink beer stay up late and read his playboys is always the most popular relative. WSS
  9. Westside Steve

    Racism for Heck

    Heck: Steve, all I can say is, holy xxxx. Yes, Tawana Brawley vs. slavery/lynchings/beatings/Jim Crow/racism. Yep, we're about even. It's all the same. Both sides do it. Holy xxxx. Every time I want to give you some credit, you show me just how you're just another resentful white guy cheering for the white team. That's all you do, ever. Not one word otherwise that I can recall. Not even a mention. Not once. Keep on keeping on. Heck, this is one of the most obnoxious traits of your party and you in particular. Sure I realize it’s in the playbook. You hate everybody who isn’t an Obama (or Democrat party) acolyte. We get it. And one of the ways to marginalize the opposition is blather on how stupid they are and then brag ad nauseum about how enlightened you are. We get it. But the constant drone of racism really should embarrass you. Seriously. We understand you don’t like the tea party protesters though they seem like pretty mainstream people compared to most protesters. Like just about every economist from either camp they’re concerned about the exploding debt. But, and here’s my point (before you run down a rathole of tax debate) When you guys hate someone you invariably play the race card. I don’t love me no Obama; I’m a racist. Lets say one of the TP guys did call somebody a N*****. That’s your focus. Bingo. The entire movement is discredited. Of course when it happens on your side it’s no big deal. Somebody suggests (like ME) that slavery Jim Crow etc shouldn’t give an entire race a free pass and immediately you toss out the racism accusation. Even though Obama’s pal Minister Farrakhan himself is a proponent of separate but equal (does that sound like Jim Crow to you Heck?) And you want to compare the actions of the 19th century with today? You ready to go to war with third world countries that still have slavery? I never had any slaves. No ancestor of mine in the last century had any. If you feel guilty send somebody a check. Lynchings in the south years ago? Terrible thing. Take a look at the black on white crime stats today Heck. Or black on black. That isn’t terrible? Is that justified in your fu*ked up view? And no Heck, I don’t think affirmative action does much good for anybody. Not the person who gets shortchanged or artificially promoted based on skin color. And no Heck I don’t think it should be a worse crime to rape beat or murder a minority than you or your family. And yes Heck, I think a greater percent of what passes for “black culture” is offensive. Gangsta rap is a big seller, and it really is offensive. And yes ebonics makes people of any race sound sounds stupid to me. Black humor spends half the time making fun of white people. And yes, Heck, I find a lot of it funny. But there’s a clear double standard but I figure I don’t have a constitutional protection from being offended. But just making those statements gives you the opportunity to call someone racist and win the debate in your own sick brain. Fever swamp? Please. See most people don’t care about race and those that make a big deal are usually doing so for power or profit or both. See Jackson, Sharpton, Wright, Obama........ Hypocrites. So rather than spew your phony outrage at me, why not spend your time figuring out why balkanizing the entire race as you on the left love to do has made things worse. And when you do, try to figure out why and how or if it can be reversed. Yeah I know, more taxes. But I’m sure you can find something here to misquote or mischaracterize and bleat away. Have at it. WSS
  10. Westside Steve

    Racism for Heck

    From April 16. We can start back. I'm really busy today. WSS
  11. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    Oh I remember. It was a long time ago. I just got busy. I'll look back and see. As I recall it was just typical Heck non responsiveness and straw men but we'll see. Maybe a few "every" or "always" turds. But there was no whiff, as hilarious as it is to repeat that side splitter. But I'd bet that if it were Swedes swarming over the border and creating the same bad situations they'd be on the extermination list. WSS WSS[/b]
  12. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    Then tell me. Or shut up abput it. Pick one. BTW here's the dictionary I'm sure yours is better. Main Entry: rac·ism Pronunciation: \ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi-\ Function: noun Date: 1933 1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race 2 : racial prejudice or discrimination WSS
  13. Westside Steve

    Mass Democrat Defection

    Too early to count those chickens. WSS
  14. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    Sure I do Heck. It's when you use race as an excuse for nearly every political gripe you have. Targeting voting blocs by race. Making one race or another exempt frm some of the rules. That stuff. Or just calling everybody you don't like a racist. Makes fellows like you think they look superior. But you didn't answer my question. I only asked you what the actual rate was since you seemed to know. But feel free to bite me on the ass.......... WSS
  15. Westside Steve

    "Unprecedented" disaster

    Sorry Heck. Amidst the repeated beratement for making the same point it seems I missed your answer. We've read that spin enough times. I made the question simple. One thought too much for you? WSS
  16. Westside Steve

    "Unprecedented" disaster

    Why should you expect differnt responses to the same old shit Heck? Here's a question for you to duck. Do you believe the world economy (if Obama had repealed the Bush tax cuts on day one) would be: A A lot better. B A little better C The same D Worse E A lot worse. WSS
  17. Westside Steve

    Miranda

    Well it's a small step but good. WSS
  18. Westside Steve

    48,000 Murdered since 911

    I knew that one was coming! Heck do you know what the actual figures are? WSS
  19. Westside Steve

    "Unprecedented" disaster

    Oh about the same. And then the Republicans could say it was Clinton's tax hikes that brought on the worst economy since blah blah blah. Which is the real reason Obama doidn't repeal the tax cuts on day one. It most lilely would make things worse and you guys would have to eat it. This way they remain the boogeyman! Ironic that Clinton's success and Bush's downfall came with the change of power in the houses, since you bring it up . But as far as your wonderful programs, yoou're right. Nobody wants to dump them OR pay for them. That's why it's easyt to blame the rich. Hey if the crap is inefficient the average voter thinks it's paid for by the evil rich. You get less bellyaching about free food. (not none, but less) WSS
  20. Westside Steve

    Holy shit

    Is that Jeremiah Wright? WSS
  21. Westside Steve

    "Unprecedented" disaster

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    "Unprecedented" disaster

  23. Westside Steve

    "Unprecedented" disaster

    Maybe we should stop doing anything that involves risk. 40,000 traffic fatalities a year. WSS
  24. Westside Steve

    The cover-up continues.

    This should have it's own thread. But you're close on both even though you put in the Heck absolute to argue against in the future. No I don't think the constitution is the arbiter of right and wrong. No I don't think one should have a right to not incriminate himself. If you did not commit the crime you cannot incriminate yourself. Unfortunately the legal system is a game and not a path toward justice. WSS
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