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Top Ten List of America's Stupidity.

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10) Only in America ... could politicians talk about the greed of the rich at a $35,000.00 a plate campaign fund-raising event.

9) Only in America ... could people claim that the government still discriminates against black Americans when they have a black President, a black Attorney General and roughly 20% of the federal workforce is black while only 14% of the population is black. 40+% of all federal entitlements goes to black Americans - 3X the rate that go to whites, 5X the rate that go to Hispanics!

Only in America ... could they have had the two people most responsible for our tax code, Timothy Geithner (the head of the Treasury Department) and Charles Rangel (who once ran the Ways and Means Committee), BOTH turn out to be tax cheats who are in favor of higher taxes.

7) Only in America ... can they have terrorists kill people in the name of Allah and have the media primarily react by fretting that Muslims might be harmed by the backlash.

6) Only in America ... would they make people who want to legally become American citizens wait for years in their home countries and pay tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege, while they discuss letting anyone who sneaks into the country illegally just 'magically' become American citizens.

5) Only in America ... could the people who believe in balancing the budget and sticking by the country's Constitution be thought of as "extremists."

4) Only in America ... could you need to present a driver's license to cash a check or buy alcohol, but not to vote.

3) Only in America ... could people demand the government investigate whether oil companies are gouging the public because the price of gas went up when the return on equity invested in a major U.S. oil company (Marathon Oil) is less than half of a company making tennis shoes (Nike).

2) Only in America ... could the government collect more tax dollars from the people than any nation in recorded history, still spend a Trillion dollars more than it has per year - for total spending of $7-Million PER MINUTE, and complain that it doesn't have nearly enough money.

1) Only in America ... could the rich people - who pay 86% of all income taxes - be accused of not paying their "fair share" by people who don't pay any income taxes at all.


EDIT:   I have taken the word Canada out of the title.

by on Jun. 23, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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pvtjokerus
by Platinum Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 8:46 AM

 Fair enough.  Many times it is hard to determine the intent and the tone of the writer.  :  )


Quoting canadianmom1974:

I wasn't being sarcastic. The fact that this list was being attributed to Canadians was 100% wrong.

As for the individual items on the list, I'm not American, so I don't have the knowledge to say what's right or wrong about them. Nor do I, as someone who is not American, really care if its right or wrong.

My issue was fixed when the op removed 'Canada's from the title.


Quoting pvtjokerus:

 But you cared enough to add your sarcastic comment down below so now you are stepping back when asked? Ok......


 


Quoting canadianmom1974:

Not American, don't know, don't care.


Quoting pvtjokerus:


 What part of #1 - #10 is wrong.



 



Quoting canadianmom1974:

The fact that it was attributed to Canadians is the big one in my opinion.



Quoting pvtjokerus:



 What part of the list is wrong?




 




Quoting lga1965:

So it looks like someone who used to blog at the Blaze moved to Canada ?



 




 



 



 


 


 


 

pvtjokerus
by Platinum Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 8:53 AM

 I could be wrong but I believe the author was intended to be directed at Obama, Holder, and all of the government minority workers. Today, there are those that are accusation non blacks that if they don't support, like or care for Obama then they are racist.  You don't see black conservatives saying these things ybut you see another group throwing the race card to only suit their racist and bias opinions. 


Quoting canadianmom1974:

But #9 isn't just about the president. No calling him on not doing a good job doesn't automatically equal racism, but you can't deny that racism exists in your country.

Which is what #9 said - that because you have a black president and other black elected officials and black people make up a large percentage of the workforce (without mentioning in what capacity they are employed), there can be no racism or racists. Obviously false.

Also - I said look at the rates of conviction "specifically for the same crimes".


Quoting pvtjokerus:

 I am not saying that.  What I am saying is that America is not a South Africa.  Not many have issues with a black man or a half black man being elected or appointed to a prominent position.  What people have a problem with is being accused of racism when that particular elected official is not doing a good job and is called out on it.  If you look at the government work force, especially in DC, you will see that many blacks are employed by the US gov.  To say the opposite is to be intellectually dishonest. 


 


Quoting canadianmom1974:

Are you really trying to say racism does not exist in your country!? Is that something you really believe to be true!?

I'll admit there are racists and racism in my country. Yeah, we have black people and people who are clearly not Christian elected to office, but that doesn't mean there is no bigotry or racism in Canada.

To think that racism and bigotry doesn't exist just because you have a (half) black president is either naive or willfully ignorant.



Quoting pvtjokerus:


Oh you want to go down that path......Look at your gang members.....I assure you that the Latino gangs and the black gangs far out number the white gangs.  Look at who is slinging dope on the corners in the metro areas.  That does lead to crime and arrest.....



 



Quoting canadianmom1974:

Look at the rates of conviction and incarceration of blacks vs whites. Specifically for the same crimes.



Quoting pvtjokerus:



 Please explain to us how #9 is incorrect.




 




Quoting turtle68:




Yup....I saw I though...meh do I open, then I opened and thought yeah its one of those funny ones.  Then read number 2 and thought ...yeah whatever.  Black bashing is a republican thing and an OP favourite.




Quoting SilverSterling:




Always Consider the Source




Quoting turtle68:








Quoting Euphoric:




 Somehow I don't see this being from Canada, heck maybe I'm wrong. If it is, that surprises me.




Yeah I doubt it.  Could be someone that lives on the border and claims Canadian periodically to write classic pieces like this :-)












 




 



 



 


 


 


 

caito
by Silver Member on Jun. 27, 2013 at 8:59 AM

#6 is fucking laughable. HAHAHAHAH no.

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