[rollei_list] Re: Happy MLK Day

Its gets old with everyone expressing their ideology disguised as fact.
Can we please get back to something interesting? I mean even the Planar v.
Xenotar at least was more interesting.



On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 1:14 PM, Richard Knoppow <dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:

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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marc James Small" <
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> Sent: Monday, January 19, 2009 5:06 PM
> Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Happy MLK Day
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> At 07:40 PM 1/19/2009, marvin0@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> >I should have added Europe is highly unlikely to elect a man of colour
> >to a leading position,"regardless of talent". At least the Americans
> >practice what they preach.
>
> Thanks, Marvin.  Whether you agree with his
> policies or his oratorical style (much form,
> little substance), there is no question that
> Obama is a VERY talented individual who promises
> much.  Race played almost no role in the
> election, although there were some Blacks who
> might otherwise have voted for McCain and, of
> course, a bunch of hardcore Whites who just could
> never vote for a Black.  But these were minor
> parts of the equation we saw unfold last November.
>
> US Blacks have been slowly turning Republican as
> they have increased in economic clout.  US
> Hispanics are also starting to do the same.
>
> The history of race relations in the US is
> fascinating but poorly understood even by our own
> citizens.  I wish our schools taught it more clearly.
>
> Marc
>
>    Yesterday CSPAN re-ran a talk Obama made in NYC at a book signing in
> 2004. I think if you see this (likely to be repeated several times) that you
> would change your mind that Obama's speeches are all style and little
> substance. I think this may be more true of his campaign speeches, probably
> delibrately.
>
> --
> Richard Knoppow
> Los Angeles, CA, USA
> dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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