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RustyShackleford

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Imagine being a nurse, you went through hell the past few weeks trying to keep folk alive.

You put your safety on the line to work ridiculous amounts of overtime just to handle the surge of sick patients

And just when things stabilized a litte, these governors say open **** up without a care in the world in regards to it making the the cases spike.

So you know the rest of your year is gonna be hell as well.

And when **** hits the fan, dwalk31 dwalk31 who is considered a proud supporter of pedofiles, will demand that no one make it about politics.
 

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Imagine being a nurse, you went through hell the past few weeks trying to keep folk alive.

You put your safety on the line to work ridiculous amounts of overtime just to handle the surge of sick patients

And just when things stabilized a litte, these governors say open **** up without a care in the world in regards to it making the the cases spike.

So you know the rest of your year is gonna be hell as well.

And when **** hits the fan, dwalk31 dwalk31 who is considered a proud supporter of pedofiles, will demand that no one make it about politics.
Just rewatched ken burns vietnam doc recently. This reminds of our guys taking a random hill at a massive loss only to abandon it a week later. Only to repeat it again a few times later in the war.

Our “leadership” now is so shortsighted just like that. No real long term strategy (well besides packing the courts and fed govt with maniacs and sycophants).
 
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Imagine being a nurse, you went through hell the past few weeks trying to keep folk alive.

You put your safety on the line to work ridiculous amounts of overtime just to handle the surge of sick patients

And just when things stabilized a litte, these governors say open **** up without a care in the world in regards to it making the the cases spike.

So you know the rest of your year is gonna be hell as well.

And when **** hits the fan, dwalk31 dwalk31 who is considered a proud supporter of pedofiles, will demand that no one make it about politics.
My wife is a nurse and works at a pretty small clinic with 5 doctors. In the last 3 weeks 2 of her nurse coworkers said **** it and quit and she has been on the borderline of mental breakdown for weeks. People are going to love it when there is an outflow of underpaid, overworked medical professionals because people are too ****ing stupid to wear a mask.
 

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My wife is a nurse and works at a pretty small clinic with 5 doctors. In the last 3 weeks 2 of her nurse coworkers said **** it and quit and she has been on the borderline of mental breakdown for weeks. People are going to love it when there is an outflow of underpaid, overworked medical professionals because people are too ****ing stupid to wear a mask.
hey, my body my choice, bub. you have no right to tell me what to do with my face. what's next? am i supposed to wear condoms during sex?

besides, i have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a mask. it's called stupidity.

i have another medical condition. it led me to vote for trump in 2016. a psychiatrist diagnosed me. it's called economic anxiety.
 
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hey, my body my choice, bub. you have no right to tell me what to do with my face. what's next? am i supposed to wear condoms during sex?

besides, i have a medical condition that prevents me from wearing a mask. it's called stupidity.

i have another medical condition. it led me to vote for trump in 2016. a psychiatrist diagnosed me. it's called economic anxiety.
This is why we need to vote for Trump for a second term. They will take away our second amendment rights. First they hit you with the 5G, then they force you to wear a mask, then big pharma comes in and implants you with chips and autism, then Bill Gates tracks your movement to find out who has guns and how to take them. This is their endgame
 
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But some of the winning bids raised eyebrows because the companies appeared to lack experience in food distribution or did not have a proper USDA license. At the same time, some applicants with more traditional qualifications said their bids were denied on mistaken grounds.

Three key Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee asked the USDA to explain how it evaluated the bids, including if it checked companies’ licenses and considered equity across regions.

“We share USDA’s goal of providing effective and timely assistance to families, farmers, and food supply businesses like food distributors,” Reps. Stacey Plaskett, Jim Costa and Marcia Fudge said in a letter Friday to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “We are concerned, however, that contracts were awarded to entities with little to no experience in agriculture or food distribution and with little capacity to meet the obligations of their award.”

The USDA defended its selections. “A lot of groups and organizations have some very great abilities that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to assess by looking at the name of the organization,” Greg Ibach, the USDA’s under secretary for marketing and regulatory programs, said on a conference call with reporters on Tuesday. “We feel confident that between our screening process and our audit process that we will be able to assure that those companies will be successful in fulfilling the responsibilities and the design of our program.”

One of the rejected applicants was a local distributor in Maine called Native Maine Produce & Specialty Foods. The USDA told the company its application was missing a signature on a certain page, according to vice president of sales Jimmy Davolio. Davolio said he rechecked the paperwork and the signature was there.

“I don’t know what we could have missed,” Davolio said.

No other companies serving Maine won contracts either, so the state is receiving no food boxes, according to the state Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.



“We were disappointed we didn’t get it, but now I’m more disappointed that the folks in Maine aren’t getting those funds,” Davolio said in an interview. “We bid where we thought we could help. Now I feel terrible.”
 
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-It is on his YT channel.


It didn't want to get into this last time because I know since you like dude you might take this personal, which I didn't want. But I compare him to Sowell because he serves the same purpose for many white leftist than Thomas Sowell serves for many white conservatives.

They are vessels either side uses to **** on black liberals (especially affluent ones), especially when they want the slander to be extra strong. They also use him handwave liberals discussing race issues in a forceful way. Conservatives are dismissive by saying people are playing the race card, leftist are dismissive by calling every race reductionist. So a ton of white leftist, like white conservatives, don't have see the error or the ways, or do proper self reflection of how they come off, or how they could be wrong, or how condescending they maybe, because hey, look, this black man agrees with me.

- While Reed is not the jackass Sowell is, like Sowell and even Cornel West says a lot of low key petty sucka **** from time to time

Plus during one of the interviews he join in on ****ting on Stacey Abrams (Brooks for some reason looks ****ting on Abrams now) because she said in some interviews she would make a great VP, apparently that makes her desperate. Reed make some comment that if she doesn't get VP she can go write some more softcore porn novels. When he and everyone damn well ****ing knows she has been spending her time trying to protect black people's voting right.

That is some *** **** plain and simple in my book.
Nah, I don't take it personal but you know that's my guy so I am gonna defend him if I feel it's warranted... which I'll be back to do tomorrow :lol:

I actually met Reed earlier this year and he was super cool. Chopped it up with me for like ten minutes after a talk he gave and had a whole bunch of people waiting to grab his ear. Good dude. His son Touré is a good dude as well and was actually giving me some helpful feedback on some scholarship recently.
 

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Nah, I don't take it personal but you know that's my guy so I am gonna defend him if I feel it's warranted... which I'll be back to do tomorrow :lol:

I actually met Reed earlier this year and he was super cool. Chopped it up with me for like ten minutes after a talk he gave and had a whole bunch of people waiting to grab his ear. Good dude. His son Touré is a good dude as well and was actually giving me some helpful feedback on some scholarship recently.
Cool

I know of his son but to be honest have have no opinion on him because I not been exposed to much of his work.

I mean I am not calling Reed a bad dude. I know other people that met him and said he is nice guy. So I am sure he is a cool dude. I just don't like some of his takes (agree with some), think he got some sucka tendencies (a lot of good dudes do).

But I am interested in hearing what you have to say. But I just want to let you know my beef with him isn't really his ideology. I disagree with him on some things, agree on others, but it is whatever to me.
 

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I overall like Adolph Reed although he does focuses on class, rather than race, more than I do. I agree with him that capital does select affluent black people, who are critical of white supremacy but supportive of capitalism, it amplifies their voices, at the expense of more radical and anti-capitalist black people, in order to manufacture consent among affluent white liberals. Even with black radical voices being drowned out, leftist, especially white leftists, need to seek those voices out and not allow themselves to be content with only hearing one black radical's perspective.

Reed is good but there are other black intellectuals out there and we, on the left, shouldn't use Reed to just bash liberals. Engage with the totality of his work and also seek out others' perspectives.
Yeah but my thing is, when he is making this critique, does it not hit him that white leftist (often times affluent ones) are using him to do the same thing with among other white leftist.
 

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I will admit the wipe he took at Abrams really piss me off for some reason, because that was some five-star **** boi behavior

You go on Michael Brooks Show. A man whose take on identity politics just as bad as Bill Maher, and who has the affinity with ****ty on black liberal women.

You go that dudes show, and take that swipe at that sista in that way.

Nah, if we were at the cookout, the dominos table getting flipped.
 
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Yeah but my thing is, when he is making this critique, does it not hit him that white leftist (often times affluent ones) are using him to do the same thing with among other white leftist.
I'm sure he is aware that he frequent appearances on Michael Brooks and Current Affairs, over the last 12 months or so, are largely a result of the fact that he is a black man saying what a lot of white leftists want to hear.

I'll readily acknowledge that a lot of the discourse, up and down the political spectrum, involves white people taking on black people, who agree with them, as mascots. The legacy of MLK wasn't any enduring materiel redress or legal protection for black people. But it did yield the result that until pretty recently, all white people in the public space had to genuflect to the idea of racial equality and that black people are the conscious of America (something that is an unfair burden than any actual honor). We see that state of affairs waning on the right although even then, there's reason why Candace Owens and Diamond and Silk and Ben Carson have a viable grift. Tell white rightists that MLK actually would have wanted ICE raids and tens of millions of poor people having to work through pandemic, and you'll find an audience, albeit a shrinking one.

As we come over to the center and over to the center-left and out to the left, we see those factions making a more good faith effort to black people who not only cosign their world view but also who make a strong argument as to why capitalism, managed capitalism, socialism conform to the interests of black people. The center cites Biden's success with black primary voters and it highlights Jason Johnson and Zerlina Maxwell, in an attempt to say that socialism is inherently a white supremacist ideology, and the left brings out Nina Turner or Adolph Reed and leftists who are non black but are POC who cosign Bernie and/or a broader project of anti capitalism.

As far as Reed is concerned, I do feel like he is clear that he does not speak for a uniform black political consensus, which does not exist in a community of 34 million people. Also, what he says is better than what many centrists say. He's clear that black people deserve much better but so does the working class writ large. Now my main critique of him is that he doesn't challenge white listeners enough. I don't think he is a class reductionist at all but unfortunately there will be white leftists who will take what he says as permission to dismiss all racial critiques as "idpol."
 
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I will admit the wipe he took at Abrams really piss me off for some reason, because that was some five-star **** boi behavior

You go on Michael Brooks Show. A man whose take on identity politics just as bad as Bill Maher, and who has the affinity with ****ty on black liberal women.

You go that dudes show, and take that swipe at that sista in that way.

Nah, if we were at the cookout, the dominos table getting flipped.
That was bad especially because most on the left have, rightfully, pointed out that political norms, more often than not, serve to uphold established power structures.

Among the people, informally on Biden's VP short list, she's the best and it's very cool that she is actively letting that be known.
 

RustyShackleford

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I'm sure he is aware that he frequent appearances on Michael Brooks and Current Affairs, over the last 12 months or so, are largely a result of the fact that he is a black man saying what a lot of white leftists want to hear.

I'll readily acknowledge that a lot of the discourse, up and down the political spectrum, involves white people taking on black people, who agree with them, as mascots. The legacy of MLK wasn't any enduring materiel redress or legal protection for black people. But it did yield the result that until pretty recently, all white people in the public space had to genuflect to the idea of racial equality and that black people are the conscious of America (something that is an unfair burden than any actual honor). We see that state of affairs waning on the right although even then, there's reason why Candace Owens and Diamond and Silk and Ben Carson have a viable grift. Tell white rightists that MLK actually would have wanted ICE raids and tens of millions of poor people having to work through pandemic, and you'll find an audience, albeit a shrinking one.

As we come over to the center and over to the center-left and out to the left, we see those factions making a more good faith effort to black people who not only cosign their world view but also who make a strong argument as to why capitalism, managed capitalism, socialism conform to the interests of black people. The center cites Biden's success with black primary voters and it highlights Jason Johnson and Zerlina Maxwell, in an attempt to say that socialism is inherently a white supremacist ideology, and the left brings out Nina Turner or Adolph Reed and leftists who are non black but are POC who cosign Bernie and/or a broader project of anti capitalism.

As far as Reed is concerned, I do feel like he is clear that he does not speak for a uniform black political consensus, which does not exist in a community of 34 million people. Also, what he says is better than what many centrists say. He's clear that black people deserve much better but so does the working class writ large. Now my main critique of him is that he doesn't challenge white listeners enough. I don't think he is a class reductionist at all but unfortunately there will be white leftists who will take what he says as permission to dismiss all racial critiques as "idpol."
I am not saying he acts like he speaks for all black people. And I do agree that what he says is better than most centrist. Furthermore, while trying not to speak for all black people, but the view that black people and only black people deserve better is not a sentiment I have run into. Some reactionary dudes might hold it, but no one goes on TV or writes articles acting like progress for the black community should come at the cost of anyone else, or those other people should be ignored. I am not accusing him of being a class reductionist even though he does make rhetorical moves to avoid that label that remind me a lot of how Andrew Sullivan avoids bad labels.

Like I said dude is whatever to me but he is not as innocuous as you make him out to be IMO. If Reed and others want people to realize that there is more variety in black political commentary, then why is that they paint with a broad brush when it comes to black liberals. It is not just the worst actors he has the problem with; it is damn near every black liberal that doesn't talk like him gets it. It seems like if a black person talks about identity, or intersectionality, or white supremacy too much, or the economic realities specific to black Americans specifically, and he is there with a "well actually" and calling someone a race reductionist. If they are TV, that they are in on the finesse of not trying to turn the attention away from social democracy. He is flippant about black people's desires for change. He acts as if someone is not pursuing change through "class solidarity" and leftist politics that they don't really mean it, they are not serious, that they are only doing such-and-such for cathartic release. That's the **** many white leftists ****ing love, and eat up, and makes him popular with them. But IMO is pure ****ing bull****.

Reed ****s on black liberals, even the progressive ones, not just the centrist. That is one of my issues with Reed, many leftist, and even with you at times like I have said in the past, his arguments come off as mad hypocritical and rely too much on just bunching everyone together. So while I may agree with him at time, when I disagree with him he is usually saying some sucka ****.

Honestly after I heard him speak about Coates, after Coates wrote the article about Sanders and Reparations, I lost a ton of respect for dude.
 
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