What NPR considers important

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Stormin Mormon, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. I made the mistake of listening to NPR coverage of the election speeches.
    When Romney had finished speaking, the NPR info babe started to remakr how
    there was the lowest level of diverstiy in the audience of the Republican
    convention, in 40 years. The fewest African Americans at the delegation in
    40 years. Well, gee, I don't really give a care what color the faces are out
    there, I watn to know if the candidate will do what he promises. Who really
    gives a hoot if there are som epercent of this or that kind of people? I
    don't. Just shows where their brains are. **** diversity. I want excellence,
    and intgrity.
     
    Stormin Mormon, Sep 4, 2008
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  2. Stormin Mormon

    tony cooper Guest

    What the candidate will promise, and what the candidate will do if
    elected, depends entirely on the interests of his power base. McCain
    did not select Palin because she is the one person most capable of
    excellence; he selected Palin because the religious and political
    conservatives in the Republican party demanded that there be someone
    on the ticket who would represent their interests. Where's the
    integrity of that?

    Diversity in support means that a candidate will owe allegiance to a
    wider base of the American public. That, to me, should be the way it
    is.
     
    tony cooper, Sep 4, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    I watched the convention tonight. I've seen more black faces at a
    NASCAR race. Or a dogsled race in Alaska.
     
    Annika1980, Sep 4, 2008
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  4. Stormin Mormon

    Bruce Guest


    Thanks, now we all know exactly where you are coming from.
     
    Bruce, Sep 4, 2008
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  5. Stormin Mormon

    Annika1980 Guest

    Or something only a racist like yourself would not.
    A bunch of smiling rich white folks with no brains.... that's America
    to you.
     
    Annika1980, Sep 5, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    I did both. I didn't intentionally scan for black faces, but it was
    very noticeable. It doesn't require any great mental feat to notice
    the glaringly obvious. Noting the disparity is hardly racist.

    I also noticed - at both conventions - how many people who were
    supposed to be there on a serious mission to support their candidate
    for the highest elected office in this country found it appropriate to
    wear silly hats. Am I a hatist?
     
    tony cooper, Sep 5, 2008
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  7. Stormin Mormon

    Annika1980 Guest

    The case could be made that not noticing is.

    So Frank, while you were listening, how many blacks did you hear?
     
    Annika1980, Sep 5, 2008
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    mj Guest

    So Frank, IF you are black and voting for Obama or IF you are white and not
    voting for Obama are you a racist? Ask the tough questions of a black
    candidate and disagree with him and you're a racist, do the same with a
    woman and you're a sexist...........give me a freaking break.
     
    mj, Sep 5, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    Not using any definition of "racist" that I know of. There is no
    intolerance or hatred associated with what we see and notice. It is
    how we react to what we see that determines if we are, or are not,
    racist.
     
    tony cooper, Sep 5, 2008
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Seems like I wasn't the only one who noticed.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/04/sherri-shepherd-reacts-to_n_123976..html

    Sherri later noted the relative lack of black people in the audience
    for Palin's speech, calling it "a good day for black people if you
    were at the RNC, beacuse there was one black man in the audience and
    they kept showing that one black man."
     
    Annika1980, Sep 5, 2008
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  11. Stormin Mormon

    Annika1980 Guest

    Agreed. I was just fuckin with Frank.

    I see things. I notice things. That's what I do.
     
    Annika1980, Sep 5, 2008
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