In Puerto Rico, Romney repeats Sotomayor criticism

Mar 16, 2012 Full story: Deseret News 262

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, center, hugs his wife Ann as he arrives to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday March 16, 2012.

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#123 Mar 17, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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Sometimes I am convinced you never read the news (or history for that matter).
I am sure you're convinced of that. It's that I don't read right-wing news geared towards my own personal biases to have those negative beliefs reinforced. It's whatever, you're convinced you're right and of course we're wrong. I disagree. Anyone that doesn't see things from your perspective is dumb in your inflated opinion.
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#124 Mar 17, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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I supported Bush twice....
Very forthright of you to reveal your idiocy.

Why would a moron who voted a second time for d.W.i. Bush - let alone the first - have any merit in an opinion about Obama?

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Allentown, PA

#125 Mar 17, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>I am sure you're convinced of that. It's that I don't read right-wing news geared towards my own personal biases to have those negative beliefs reinforced. It's whatever, you're convinced you're right and of course we're wrong. I disagree. Anyone that doesn't see things from your perspective is dumb in your inflated opinion.
You forget I started life out as a leftie. I know all the arguments.
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Now why don't you get a copy of National Review and read it while you take a nice hot bath and relax.
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Goodnight.
Ex Senator Santpornum

Wilmington, DE

#126 Mar 17, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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You forget I started life out as a leftie. I know all the arguments.
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Now why don't you get a copy of National Review and read it while you take a nice hot bath and relax.
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Goodnight.
And wound up voting for d.W.i. Bush twice, i.e., ended life as a cretin.

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#127 Mar 17, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Your pointin addressing me with this post?
Not just you, but all in the discussion.
jorge

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#128 Mar 17, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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No whining, I just asked the question... What does Puerto Rico do for the United States?
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It appears you do not know either.
Ask your congressman...

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#129 Mar 17, 2012
jorge wrote:
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Ask your congressman...
I agree and while they ask their congressman/women they can check how much money is returned in economical gains from all the services and goods islanders pay for.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#130 Mar 17, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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I am a bigot how? You, like Bappie confuse race with bad policy or cheap race theatrics.
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I bring money into the United States, so Obama can pi*ss it away.
Kindly explain how Obama is pissing your money away.
see the Light

El Paso, TX

#131 Mar 18, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>You deviants would know the truth if it smacked you upside your block heads. Biggest liars in the world, aka, BUSH!
Touchy aren't you?

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#132 Mar 18, 2012
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Not just you, but all in the discussion.
On topic, the point I was making was how stupid it was of Santorum and Romney to go the island and make disparging remarks about Sotomayor. For some crazy reason, Republicans think they can appeal to people by insulting them. However, that's their problem as it's a win, win, for Obama when they do such stupid things.

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#133 Mar 18, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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You forget I started life out as a leftie. I know all the arguments.
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Now why don't you get a copy of National Review and read it while you take a nice hot bath and relax.
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Goodnight.
Sorry, I haven't obtained the financial freedom to swallow the conservative mindset in National Review. The conservative, white male mindset alludes me.

:)

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#134 Mar 18, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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I am not revising history at all. I am well aware of history. I am also well aware how people try to apply their tender 21st century values to another time and place when life was dog eat dog.
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On the other hand it seems people like you have no problem enjoying the benefits of what whites did to those poor Indian people.
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Sorry, I did fail Esteem Building 101. Whether you like it or not, whites have run circles around most other civilizations and your crowd can't accept that. The sad simple truth is if Latin Americans got things right, we'd all would be on our way to Rio for the good life, right?
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health...
LTE, that article is speculative to say the least and in no way proves that Europeans arrived here before Native Americans. If you're accepting a 20,000 year old blade as evidence, there more than enough evidence that Africans arrived in Mexico prior to the Aztecs in that the mounments there have clearly African features and the toys, specifically "elephants" that were found in Mexico and were on display in Mexico until removed. Antropologist will not accept that evidence so why should evidence of a single blade prove Europeans were here first? It's speculation and in no way absolves what was done to the natives by Europeans if that's what you were attempting to prove. It's always amazed me that Europeans said they discovered something when people were already there, lol.

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#135 Mar 18, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>LTE, that article is speculative to say the least and in no way proves that Europeans arrived here before Native Americans. If you're accepting a 20,000 year old blade as evidence, there more than enough evidence that Africans arrived in Mexico prior to the Aztecs in that the mounments there have clearly African features and the toys, specifically "elephants" that were found in Mexico and were on display in Mexico until removed. Antropologist will not accept that evidence so why should evidence of a single blade prove Europeans were here first? It's speculation and in no way absolves what was done to the natives by Europeans if that's what you were attempting to prove. It's always amazed me that Europeans said they discovered something when people were already there, lol.
As long as you you live here you enjoy the benefits of what Europeans did. You can't go on about the natives then park your butt at the computer, while having a cold drink and enjoying a centrally conditioned home, then go all moral. All these things descend from the actions of long ago.
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In effect, you are morally cherry picking, because you are enjoying all that came from those actions. You are effectively part of the "crime", you have received stolen property. Nothing you have was willed to you by the natives so you are not entitled to it. As long as you stay in the United States, you have consented to it.
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That article was one of several published over the years. Tools and implements have been found in other parts of the United States researched by others. The record goes far deeper than the article indicates. Discovery ran a one hour interview with an archaeologist from Pennsylvania and in part he was discussing the politics of his findings. He was roundly cursed and his research was sent off to academic oblivion.

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#136 Mar 18, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>LTE, that article is speculative to say the least and in no way proves that Europeans arrived here before Native Americans. If you're accepting a 20,000 year old blade as evidence, there more than enough evidence that Africans arrived in Mexico prior to the Aztecs in that the mounments there have clearly African features and the toys, specifically "elephants" that were found in Mexico and were on display in Mexico until removed. Antropologist will not accept that evidence so why should evidence of a single blade prove Europeans were here first? It's speculation and in no way absolves what was done to the natives by Europeans if that's what you were attempting to prove. It's always amazed me that Europeans said they discovered something when people were already there, lol.
Nice dodge on things you don't want to answer or address. I've gotten used to it by now. One would think I picked up this stuff about Native Americans by osmosis when I learned it in American schools, lol. Everyone would like to move forward from our respective histories but there's a certain segment in this country that will not allow it. As for the comforts enjoyed in this country, the African Slaves played a part in it, as well as other races, although I am sure you won't give anyone credit but the Europeans and that's typical from a mindset that can't be wrong about anything.

I don't plan on fighting with you today. It's pointless since you're always right and of course, I am always wrong and a houndog, to boot? lol.
Pablo L

Adeje, Spain

#137 Mar 18, 2012
There is good presdiential candidate - Paul, who has good view on majority of issues, is normal, peaceful, tolerant. USA - this man is big chance for USA and for all others.

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Allentown, PA

#138 Mar 18, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>Nice dodge on things you don't want to answer or address. I've gotten used to it by now. One would think I picked up this stuff about Native Americans by osmosis when I learned it in American schools, lol. Everyone would like to move forward from our respective histories but there's a certain segment in this country that will not allow it. As for the comforts enjoyed in this country, the African Slaves played a part in it, as well as other races, although I am sure you won't give anyone credit but the Europeans and that's typical from a mindset that can't be wrong about anything.
I don't plan on fighting with you today. It's pointless since you're always right and of course, I am always wrong and a houndog, to boot? lol.
Your comments gave me an idea.
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Next time I run into a non-European woman giving me the poor native strum and dang, I can say, I'd love to take you out to dinner, but since I'd have to pay using ill gotten gains, maybe we better just stay in instead. Of course, being the moral person she is, she couldn't accept a dinner invitation from anyone anyway, because she would be enjoying the fruits of ill gotten gains.
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Not often moral integrity and saving money intersect like this.

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#139 Mar 18, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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Your comments gave me an idea.
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Next time I run into a non-European woman giving me the poor native strum and dang, I can say, I'd love to take you out to dinner, but since I'd have to pay using ill gotten gains, maybe we better just stay in instead. Of course, being the moral person she is, she couldn't accept a dinner invitation from anyone anyway, because she would be enjoying the fruits of ill gotten gains.
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Not often moral integrity and saving money intersect like this.
IDK, LTE, but you appear to be the type that would rather stay in, anyway. It's a convoluted example, but that's how you roll and who am I to argue your example, eh? In any event, I don't see you running into that problem as only Republican women interest you, so you're safe.

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#140 Mar 18, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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As long as you you live here you enjoy the benefits of what Europeans did. You can't go on about the natives then park your butt at the computer, while having a cold drink and enjoying a centrally conditioned home, then go all moral. All these things descend from the actions of long ago.
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In effect, you are morally cherry picking, because you are enjoying all that came from those actions. You are effectively part of the "crime", you have received stolen property. Nothing you have was willed to you by the natives so you are not entitled to it. As long as you stay in the United States, you have consented to it.
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That article was one of several published over the years. Tools and implements have been found in other parts of the United States researched by others. The record goes far deeper than the article indicates. Discovery ran a one hour interview with an archaeologist from Pennsylvania and in part he was discussing the politics of his findings. He was roundly cursed and his research was sent off to academic oblivion.
I get what you're saying in this post, even if you think I don't. However, that wasn't the point I was trying to make. What I was trying to impart to you is that it's not fair of you to demean races that were subjected by Europeans as in Puerto Rico or the other islands that you made negative statements about. You act as if these people have no right to be offended by remarks made by your politicians and I am saying they do. You airly dismiss any and all complaints as if it doesn't matter and say there nothing but welfare states and don't contribute anything to the US and I disagree because if that were true, why are we there and why are they a part of country? If we still didn't need anything from them, why are we still supporting them? Everyone wants and deserves repect, LTE. You're claiming people like me are ungrateful for things we have in American life and I am not and that's not the point I was trying to make but you've twisted it all around and made it out to be that I am critical of Europeans. I am only critical when you down other races with negative and insulting statements. Respect is mutual and in the arrogrance of typical American Males of your particular party, you don't feel as if you all have to respect anyone but want respect and gratitude for what you've supposedly done or how your culture has supposedly enriched the lives of others which might be true but you all can't take total credit and yes, we still have to look at the means as to how all of this came about. If that makes any sense to you at all, which I doubt, given your obstinate mindset.

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Allentown, PA

#141 Mar 18, 2012
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>IDK, LTE, but you appear to be the type that would rather stay in, anyway. It's a convoluted example, but that's how you roll and who am I to argue your example, eh? In any event, I don't see you running into that problem as only Republican women interest you, so you're safe.
I thought you'd admire my sensitivity and thrift.

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#142 Mar 18, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
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I thought you'd admire my sensitivity and thrift.
LOL@ sensitivity and thrift. Well, I did have an idea that you'd be thrifty, as for sensitivity, might need a little more work. However, I a sure if you need to show sensitivity, to entice, you've be very good at it to get what you want, that is. After? I am none too sure.

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