Vernon Parker's Photo in Democrat Mailer Has Jarrett Maupin Considering an Attempt to Rally Black Community Against Kyrsten Sinema

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That's not Vernon Parker's skin color. But is it racist?
The Arizona Democratic Party has sent out a couple of mailers targeting the Republican candidate in CD9, Vernon Parker, and they're bright any colorful ads -- except for Parker's picture.

Not only has Parker made it known that he thinks the ad is an offensive shot at his race, it also has self-described "liberal Democrat" Reverend Jarrett Maupin upset -- and he's planning on doing something about it.

The Rev. told us it certainly looked like the state Democratic Party was trying to portray Parker as an "angry black man," and said it reminded him of the same kind of racially motivated things that have targeted President Obama over the years.

"Somebody decided that it would hurt Vernon to make him blacker, that it would stir something in voters if he were made to look like a villainous field-negro cut-out from some Jim Crow-era minstrel-show poster," Maupin says. "These photos are insulting and do not respect the ethnicity of Vernon, President Obama and all Black Democrats."

Maupin wants the party and Parker's Democratic opponent, Kyrsten Sinema, to apologize to Parker and the black community. If that doesn't happen, Maupin says he and others are going to make this in issue with members of the black community in CD9.

Based on the party demographics in the district, the race between Parker and Sinema could quite possibly be the closest congressional race in the state. The district is believed to have a slight Democrat advantage, which is the likely reason Republican Congressmen Ben Quayle and David Schweikert ended up in a primary against one another in another district.

That said, African-Americans -- many of whom tend to vote Democrat, by a large majority -- make up almost five percent of the district's voters. That could be trouble if Maupin's message gets through.

"As a minority, Ms. Sinema should understand how hurtful this literature is," Maupin says. "She has fought for respect for L.G.B.T.Q., but does she herself respect B-L-A-C-K?"

The ad wasn't sent out by Sinema's campaign, but Maupin and Parker have said they are holding Sinema responsible for this too.

Sinema's campaign told Channel 3's Dennis Welch that they had nothing to do with it, and a state Democrat Party spokesman told him that it's an "inconsequential matter."

"Arizona has been a state for 100 years, and in 100 years we haven't had one Black Congressperson ever elected," Maupin says in a statement he's since released on the matter. "How will we ever, whether they are liberal or conservative, if people don't stop making the 'color' of their skin more important than the content of their character?"

Also of note, both Parker and Maupin voiced their complaints of racism during Parker's last run for Congress, when then-candidate Ben Quayle said Parker could "quickly become the national poster boy for the Democratic Party."

The mailers in question can be seen below:

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mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

One other point. Ms. Sinema says she defended accused murderers.  Is that really true? If so, it's quite an honor. There is no greater service a person can perform, in many ways, than serving as an officer in a Court of Law in the case of murder.  My trouble is this. When I looked at her documentation at the Mariposa Superior Court, what it showed was NO documents at all. Check this out. 

 

http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/Search/index.asp?q=Kyrsten+Sinema&s=

 

You will see there "Sorry. No records found."

 

Ms. Sinema was enabled to practice law in Arizona in 2006.  If you check any other lawyer in Arizona with a declared interest in homicide. I guarantee you will find over fifty documents on file with the Court, with but one exception, for reasons that are likely due to family issues or some other reasonable explanation (such as an actual practice in another state)..

 

Please note that I am evidencing everything I say.  Yes, I do speak differently, but consider WHAT is being said, not HOW it is being said.  If you do this, you will see why this person is not in the interest of anyone.  I swear I bear no enmity towards any of you. If you find anything I say to be in the wrong I will thank you for your correction after discussing it with you.

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

By the way, so much about Ms. Sinema appears to be dishonest, such as her being an impoverished girl, as well as, well, Hispanic, that one must ask a question. She does not really seem anything but average from her personal appearance. Quite seriously, she seems to be a very shrewd, quite attractive woman, graced with those small details that a childhood of wealth & privilege provision, but not at all different in any other way.  What reason apart from her completely untrustworthy words is there to believe she is not heterosexual?

jhafford
jhafford

WTF?  Liberal Democrats DON'T ENDORSE QUAYLE.   

jhafford
jhafford

Seriously?  This minister needs his head checked... 

PRoorbach
PRoorbach

@TracyJeffords @phoenixnewtimes This country is losing it's soul and moral compass. The progressives are leading the march.

LuisSantiago
LuisSantiago

Oh my God that is so racist. Typical demonrat move.

sarum
sarum

It's more of a yassa massa look vs. angry. There are plenty of excellent photos of him on internet to lift. Photos of him looking directly into the camera with calm self possession - not looking sideways as if waiting for approval from the hidden hand. Legally they probably can get away with it but if you take personal history & character out of the equation and just look at the selection of this photo vs. the others easily available it was a very convenient "OOOPSIE!" Too temptingly easy and cheap shot really. So yes it is acceptable to lift image in public domain I suspect but the selection of which image was unprofessional and unfortunate. MAUPIN & PARKER - FILE CHARGES! Meanwhile I keep thinking of another "Vern" - Kyrsten can play "Ernest" to the invisible "Vern."

mbryanaz
mbryanaz

Plus the man is wearing a polo! Looks like he just won a bet on the links...

mbryanaz
mbryanaz

It is a standard technique to use only black and white photos of opponents in mailers. Makes them look sinister and unrelatable: this time it also happens to make Parker look darker-skined - though the brother is not light-skinned to begin with. Check out the photo on his own campaign website: http://vernonparker.com/ and google "vernon parker" in image search. The man is not Barack-toned. But since when is looking like a black man a bad thing? What? Did these mailers go to Republican households? I guess that might be a problem for Parker...

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

How is he "an angry black man" in that photo? Looks like he is smiling to me.

 

So the candidate they are opposing is black and because he is black his picture cannot be used at all? Thats what it sounds like they are saying.

 

So facts don't matter anymore to the republicans I guess. I'm seriously beginning to wonder if facts have EVER mattered to republicans

 

This sounds like nothing more than sour grapes and a Republican candidate attempting to use his race to HIS advantage unfairly

SeedyWard
SeedyWard

Someone from his campaign called me recently. I just told them it would be a cold day in Hell before I voted for any Republican. Parker is black, eh?

greg.jones
greg.jones

The more I find out about Vernon Parker, the more I see how ironic and hypocritical it is for him to pretend hypersensitivity and to see racial signals from his opponents' communications. This is a guy who shamelessly pandered to the tea party crowd by standing up for AZ Tea Party leader Barbara Espinosa this spring after she embarrassed AZ in one of the most blatantly racist public comments in recent history. Espinosa said on her rinky dink, ultra-conservative radio show about our President: "I don't call him the first black president; I call him the first monkey president." Followed by "I voted for the white guy!" Because she gave Parker the max $ contribution in 2010 and provided him w/ TP credentials, he said he didn't see any racism. And I just found this article in which Parker brags that he learned his political skills under the mentorship of the late Republican operative Lee Atwater. http://theothermccain.com/2010/04/07/vernon-parker-trained-by-the-best/ Any political junky will recall that Atwater is known for his dirty tricks but most infamously for the slimy "Willy Horton" ads for Geo. HW Bush against Dukakis which ominously showed a mug shot of a menacing black Mass. convict who raped a white woman while on furlough. The name "Willy Horton" has become synonymous with blatant racially-coded political advertising-- it's Atwater's legacy. So Parker is happy to associate himself with the likes Atwater and Espinosa but tries to use a bad photo of him to create a racial controversy?? When it comes to cynical dirty tricks, it sounds like he was indeed "trained by the best". 

sarum
sarum

I do not care for Rev Maupin at all but in this case he is correct. Your memory and links to prove his character are also correct "greg.jones" and his public use of racial language that is only allowed to be spoken by African descent Americans proves his hypocrisy - but in that case our whole national culture has been hijacked and accepts that hyper sensitivity. Endorsing Quayle as his "N*gg*" implies ownership of the hapless Quayle whilst imparting a kinda street cred in trade. (Kinda as in how pants on the ground are kinda cool.) In an election we are supposed to be focused on resolving our issues and choose the best solutions offered. The character of the candidate is important in taking a gamble on them even caring to try to deliver what they promise but the color is irrelevant. In this case the use of color is implication of character so the argument could be made that it is relevant but honestly I hope they file because many of us wish not to be bound in perpetuity to the politics of race - we want our minds to be able to be free and therefore Sinema's people screwed up. MAUPIN & PARKER - FILE CHARGES!

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

Being a physician, I find nothing at all wrong with being homosexual., It is a fabulous advance that homosexuals, such as Barney Frank, can become extraordinarily powerful, openly gay, individuals.

 

I just have no reason to believe anything she says. Not a single word from her lips. Also, rumor has it that she co-sponsored a bill declaring marriage in Arizona to be between a man & a woman.  Is that really so? Please let me know that is a false lie. For you know, it would indeed be odd to find out that a bill bearing her signature declared marriage to be between a man & a woman.

sarum
sarum

@mitchellwachtel Wasn't Rockwell International known as spy school?

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

 @mitchellwachtel The link you provided is to a blog post, but it appears your interest is in baiting people into the same kind of bullshit that you did in the comments on blogforarizona.com. You called me a coward for establishing ground rules and boundaries of acceptable conduct on my blog. But you are nothing but a troll. I don't care whether you are a practicing pathologist, but you obviously have your own psychological pathology to deal with before anyone can take anything you post seriously.

sarum
sarum

@mitchellwachtel Thx for reminder. . . however I would like to say that the lines between organized crime and the government have been getting more and more blurry with each passing year. My family lost everything we legally built to a combo of government & organized crime. We were not in violation of any laws but they made it so anyway. Now we all barely survive. For years after while legal battles still brewed and thinking that his phone was tapped at the beginning of each conversation the patriarch of the family would ask the same old tired question . . . who would you rather deal with? The government or the mob? Then we would scream together in intentionally ear piercing unison - THE MOB! Seriously in the old days the mob may threaten to kill you but the likes of Michelle Bachman WILL kill you and think she is doing a good thing. These days the government IS THE MOB imho. I am not the least bit fearful of organized crime at all whatsoever. Can't say the same for my own government - they are REALLY SCARY!

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @LuisSantiago It does look racist to me, but those will see what they will see as you know. Here's a bet for you. Assume Ms. Sinema (KS) & an adoring reporter (AR) are speaking together.

 

 

AR. God you are so beautiful. I'd love to sleep with you, but understand you are gay this month.  In any case, good madam, being a gentleman with three daughters, I'd appreciate your words very much, that they might be better raised. What advice would you give the young women of America today who might desire to go into government or law enforcement?

 

KS:  Well, women have been involved with law enforcement for a long time.  Why did you know valiant White women in the past would help White girlls in distress by fighting off Black men who tried to rape them?

 

_____________

 

Imagine then if Vernon Parker would say:  "Good heavens.  Sinema, she wants to string up African Americans."

 

Do you really doubt that Ms. Sinema's supporters would then say:

 

"Not only has Parker made it known that he thinks the comment is an offensive shot at his race, it also has self-described "liberal Democrat" Reverend Jarrett Maupin upset -- and he's planning on doing something about it."

 

My bet is that not one of the supporters here would say anything else. In fact, let's ask them. How many of you now criticizing Parker would say "that comment, hypothetical, is incredibly foul. Of course that would mean Ms. Sinema was a violent racist pig."

 

This is purely hypothetical. Ms Sinema never said that. But I just wonder how many of you actually would agree a statement that foul would prove Ms. Sinema was a violent racist. What she has done in my opinion is to be a borderline racist, something all White persons, including myself, are occasionally prone to do.  If you do not admit to being a bit racist as respects Black people, you are not  really looking carefully enough at yourself.  In any case, do answer the question. Would you agree that that hypothetical situation would damn Ms. Sinema as a racist or not? Yes or no. Simple to answer.

LuisSantiago
LuisSantiago

@SeedyWard That fucking kenyan just called me begging for change. I just hung up.

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @greg.jones At least Mr. Parker is not linked to a convicted felon connected with the first world trade center bombing. Ms. Sinema is, specifically to a Ms. Lynne Stewart. Here's what the Federal Appeals court said about Ms. Stewart, Ms. Sinema's friend: 

 

From the moment she committed the first act for which she was convicted, through her trial, sentencing, and appeals, Stewart has persisted in exhibiting what seems to be a stark inability to understand the seriousness of her crimes, the breadth and depth of the danger in which they placed the lives and safety of unknown innocents, and the extent to which they constituted an abuse of her trust and privilege as a member of We cannot agree with her that the sentence imposed on her was "shockingly high" so as to warrant a finding of substantive unreasonableness.

 

http://tinyurl.com/8w8tykj

 

The question might be, "what if candidate X helped organize a protest entitled '100% innocent' for Vito Rizzuto?"

 

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1267792--mafia-kingpin-vito-rizzuto-lands-at-toronto-airport-after-release-from-colorado-prison

 

 Would you even remotely consider voting for that person? And Mr. Rizzuto never actually did anything nearly as bad as Ms. Stewart!

sarum
sarum

 

(Ihatedvoicenation cuz it would not let me put "sarum")  Yes Barbara Espinosa really pissed me off and all MSM showed their colors with the incident (traitorous misinformation colors) by jumping to report another racist incident in AZ and quickly shelving it when they learnt she had Hispanic last name - because it did not suit their agenda.  I really agree with everything you say "greg.jones" and the nausea you and I feel around these people is part of how some people just turn off, tune out and don't vote.  The mailer also creates that same nausea reaction.  Atwater's short life  (doncha just wonder if that brain tumor was a result of all that negative chemistry he was cooking up in his cranium?) should be warning to all about their ethical choices.  I do believe that I am as equally disgusted and untrusting of each of these characters as you are but in this case I have the freedom to be honest and say they make a good point.  

 

Most freedoms in this nation are merely ink on paper laws - look at Lily Ledbetter - Equal Rights Pay - '63 - and in 2009 - almost half a century later she filed - and it still got knocked down.  You know damn well if she had filed within the legally accepted time period she would have lost her job, been ostracized out of her profession and had to take out student loans, train for something else, move a few times and probably change her name to ever be employed again - so corporations win again.  Similarly and under that same law ('63) we are supposedly a race free nation.  Supposedly we can be any race and be anything we want including holding any political opinion or office but it simply is not true.  (Ever notice how they always let the Black Latino or woman have the job or be the spokesface when its a real hot potato stinky turd problem?  Wonder if that's really how we got Obama?)  We are still in mental prisons.  Personally I am inclined to agree with what this ad subliminally (?) says about Vernon Parker's character.  How could he as a black man, believe these things and hold these ideas?  It seems that he is traitor to his roots, his race and possibly the human race.  It pushes my buttons surely.  But I really want a race free nation.  I want race free minds and that is more important than my initial reaction to the mailer.   I want race free politics & governance.   How could I say that because of his color Vernon Parker should hold only certain political opinions?  So I have to agree on principle with what Maupin & Parker are saying.  This is assaulting Parker's character with his own racial composition.  Unfortunately his personal features, are perfect for this caricaturization because in the past persons with his facial (not the Negroid ones but his personal subset of features) has been used to portray the yes massa submissive agreeing dumb N*gga.  But maybe even if he had dreads or any other face and hair that was still Negro - maybe we are still so imprisoned mentally that any alternate would still illicit same response.

 

I see it clearly and you cannot.  Perhaps demographics has something to do with it.  Time & place and racial composition.   Which once again takes us to the chicken egg which came first - is all this racial hypersensitivity learned and corollary is can we ever free ourselves of racial bias, race-based politics, racial judgements in hiring, firing and crime?  Most times I believe that the African-American community is seeing things that don't exist and this is not one of those times.

 

greg.jones
greg.jones

 @sarum I respect your opinion and despise bigotry, whether blatant or implicit. I just don't see it here and think you have to want to see it to conclude Parker's pic in the ads is secret racial coding. I'd love to see the original pic the Dems took from his Facebook pg but Parker has deleted it, as he has a habit of doing with inconvenient or embarrassing posts and tweets.  (See http://vernonparkerdeletedtweets.tumblr.com/ ) My main point re Maupin is that it is a fraud for he and Parker to pretend he is a "liberal Democrat" when he has endorsed Quayle who pathetically called Obama the worst president ever. Unlike Maupin, I am a proud liberal Dem and gag at Quayle's signs every time I see them. Vernon Parker ran in the GOP primary to the right of Ben Quayle and pandered to Tea Party enthusiasts. No honest liberal can support either man. And you should read this article more carefully as you erroneously referred to "Sinema's people" screwing up. Sinema had nothing to do with these ads; they were sent by the Dem Party! This is exactly the pathetic con job that Parker is trying to pull on black voters. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @sarum  @mitchellwachtel I have no idea. But I do know . . . Sinema is not a Hispanic name. It really is not. Checked with three Mexican American friends. All said it is not a Hispanic name.  So she was dishonest claiming Hispanic ethnicity. Where did her ancestors come from, by the by? Since she made such a big deal about her fake origins, why can't we learn about her real ones? Is she, like that Hungarian leader of Jobbik, a Jewess in some way? What do you think?

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @arizonaeagletarian I could care less what you or anyone else thinks of me.  What I do care about is not letting someone connected with organized crime into our Congress. If you have evidence that Ms. Sinema actually did sever ties with the convicted felon, Ms. Lynne Stewart, over two years ago, please let me know. Otherwise, I am not running for high public office.

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @arizonaeagletarian  Actually, I called you a coward for not permitting me to post. Now you have done so. Note that you have not answered the criticisms of Ms. Sinema. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @sarum  @mitchellwachtel Actually, in that case you should really be frightened of Ms. Sinema. Did you know she is on the take of the private prison industry? That's right.  So what she wants to do is violate civil rights as only a lawyer can do to fatten their wallets. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @greg.jones  @sarum Sometimes it seems like Ms. Sinema's goal is to have the government execute all of America's Jews. Her being prejudiced against Black people as well would not really surprise me.

ihatevoicenation
ihatevoicenation

 @greg.jones  @sarum Agreed.  For the moment they are "her people" - her "machine," if you will, and once again proven that anything goes - the ends justifies the means irregardless of the fallout created - hoping that our short memories will serve them well next time.  I don't get Parker repositioning himself - I got that they are agreeing for once (and possibly the only time ever) that this is race-baiting and it is heinous.  And yes, I gag at all 4 of these characters but these 2 are uniting behind something that I personally think we all should - getting away from race based politics.  I may be too ignorant to appreciate his & Tea Parties ideas and how they will improve this nation.  I don't think so but it's possible.

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @greg.jones My good fellow, the notion of someone who might release Sheik Rahman is of concern to me.  As to bogus, please, please prove me wrong.  Go ahead. Please find for me the fabulous murder trials that Ms. Sinema defended.  I promise you I will be grateful to you. May you live for 100 years in good health.

greg.jones
greg.jones

 @mitchellwachtel Okay. So you don't even live in AZ and just like to troll this state's media with your ridiculous and bogus posts from Lubbock TX. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @sarum  @mitchellwachtel It's definitely false. You can find that out anywhere. Her dishonesty knows no bounds. I have Mexican relatives, but do not consider myself Hispanic. Neither have I ever done this.  The sham is beneath contempt for a person of intelligence. Part of the problem, you know, is we don't really know who this person is. Had she not faked her ethnicity, I would not care in the slightest, but now that that occurred, i feel somehow, the voters have a right to know everything about her family, apart from any orgies involving her parents. We have no idea what ethnicity this blond, possibly blue eyed, petite is. That matters for a peculiar reason. In any case, although no one is privy to her father's first name, we do know: 

 

Sinema’s journey to the state Capitol traces back to the Nanini branch library in Tucson in the mid-1980s, where her strict Mormon father let Sinema roam free as a precocious but sheltered pre-teen. Sinema and her dad didn’t see eye-to-eye on much: He was a politically conservative churchgoer who built missiles for Raytheon. 

http://www.phoenixmag.com/lifestyle/valley-news/201102/phoenix-democrat-kyrsten-sinema/

 

Building missiles for Raytheon assuredly indicates a very high standard of living as a child, one far greater than 90% of Americans experienced, Why then do we read this:

 

Sinema knows firsthand the struggles families face. As someone whose family at times faced serious poverty growing up, she knows what it means to struggle just to meet the most basic needs. For a couple of years, her family lived in an old gas station – a rectangle building with no electricity or running water.

 

http://kyrstensinema.com/meet-kyrsten/

 

That makes no sense at all. Either you were a fragment of poor white trash or you were not.  Working for Raytheon building missiles indicates a very wealthy background. Being able to put your kid in community college while she is in high school means that you are quite well off indeed, for the likelihood of having to use food stamps in such circumstances is next to zero.

sarum
sarum

@mitchellwachtel @sarum Did not know she claimed herself Hispanic. Hayek is also not Hispanic name but the actress is embraced as Mexican - she is half. Perhaps the same is true for Sinema. This is like hostilities towards Elizabeth Warren. Even the official records may not reflect the truth she was raised with since so many people intentionally cleaned up their heritage in order to grasp opportunity and you really cannot tell by looking. This race based crap must end.

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @sarum  @mitchellwachtel  @arizonaeagletarian That, good sir or madam, is not organized crime, but badly distributed wealth, the cure for which is the same today as yesterday, raise taxes on the rich. But you see, connection with organized crime, specifically the attempt to blow up the world trade center in 1993, does take precedence. I simply do not want Ms. Sinema being able to instruct the public to shoot Jews or lynch Blacks the way that a famed liberal Democrat from an earlier age, a Democrat John E. Rankin, did. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

  You see, Ms. Sinema served as an MC at this occasion. http://media.townhall.com/townhall/blog/911truther_emcee.png

 

Surely, you can see the problems with that can't you?  Here is Ms. Wright's letter: 

 

We believe that one of the primary purposes of the Commission was to establish accountability; that to do so is essential to understanding the failures that led to 9/11, and to prescribe needed changes. However, the Commission in its report holds no one accountable, stating instead �our aim has not been to assign individual blame�. That is to play the political game, and it shows that the goal of achieving unanimity overrode one of the primary purposes of this Commission�s establishment. When calling for accountability, we are referring not to quasi-innocent mistakes caused by �lack of imagination� or brought about by ordinary �human error�. Rather, we refer to intentional actions or inaction by individuals responsible for our national security, actions or inaction dictated by motives other than the security of the people of the United States.� The report deliberately ignores officials and civil servants who were, and still are, clearly negligent and/or derelict in their duties to the nation. If these individuals are protected rather than held accountable, the mindset that enabled 9/11 will persist, no matter how many layers of bureaucracy are added, and no matter how much money is poured into the agencies. Character counts.� Personal integrity, courage, and professionalism make the difference.� Only a commission bent on holding no one responsible and reaching unanimity could have missed that.

 

We understand, as do most Americans, that one of our greatest strengths in defending against terrorism is the dedication and resourcefulness of those individuals who work on the frontlines. Even before the Commission began its work, many honest and patriotic individuals from various agencies came forward with information and warnings regarding terrorism-related issues and serious problems within our intelligence and aviation security agencies. If it were not for these individuals, much of what we know today of significant issues and facts surrounding 9/11 would have remained in the dark. These whistleblowers were able to put the safety of the American people above their own careers and jobs, even though they had reason to suspect that the deck was stacked against them. Sadly, it was. Retaliation took many forms: some were ostracized; others were put under formal or informal gag orders; some were fired. The commission has neither acknowledged their contribution nor faced up to the urgent need to protect such patriots against retaliation by the many bureaucrats who tend to give absolute priority to saving face and protecting their own careers.

 

http://www.nswbc.org/Congressional%20Testimonies%20&%20Letters/NSWBC%20Letter%20Sept%2013,%202004.htm

 

My word. A Democratic-Republican conspiracy of silence!

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @arizonaeagletarian To some a candidate's being connected to organized crime is a quotidian. To others, the idea of voting for a person connected with murderous violence nauseates.  Do you believe that the 2001 world trade center collapse was a Mossad conspiracy and/or an inside job?

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

 @mitchellwachtel Right... you seem to have a profound lack of understanding of language and logic for someone who claims to hold a medical degree.

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

 @mitchellwachtel I owe you nothing is right. Yet you think you can shame me into posting your unintelligible screed? Think again, "Doctor." Why isn't the RNCC buying ads to publicize your claims?

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @arizonaeagletarian You owe me nothing. But you should keep that which you have permitted to be posted. Especially if you do not have a substantive argument against what has been said, merely instead calling the speaker names. Ad hominem does not defeat the argument. 

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @sarum  @mitchellwachtel My knowledge of current matters educational is dim indeed, being that I lack children.  What you say sounds quite credible.  My concern with Ms. Sinema & the private prison industry is the bias that money provisions.  The old biblical truth about a bribe perverting justice really holds true today just as it did thousands of years ago.  It's not so much of a problem when a non-lawyer accepts the cash because non-lawyers like you & I do not write the details of legal policy concerning prison.  Remember prisoners do not vote. The responsibility for protecting these persons from violations of their rights (among the most important when it comes to preventing dictatorship) rests with lawyers in the legislature & wise judges.  This matter is neither conservative nor liberal; you will find people who really believe in preserving constitutional rights on both sides of the aisle, thank the heavens.  Well, if you are blinded by this money, what are you going to do?  Right now, for me with the global warming going on, one of the most important issues is air conditioning in prisons.  Prison should neither be a death sentence nor a sentence to be sodomized, no matter what anyone says. Well, having taken that money, what are the chances, do you think, that Ms. Sinema will vote to force prisons, public & private, to air condition buildings that house inmates? There is so much that is awful about this person.  

sarum
sarum

@mitchellwachtel @sarum No I did not know. Thanks. That's disgusting. Truant officers must be in with them too. We have them. But they NEVER came to check on any drop-outs I know of. Not a single one of them. School to prison pipeline and along that path each person who gets paid to make a difference manages to fail the child.

mitchellwachtel
mitchellwachtel

 @greg.jones  @sarum By heavens, an insult. Why, maybe I should, you know, go kill myself. No, better yet, simply ask Ms. Sinema's good Islamist friends to stop by my home tomorrow night, telling them I'm Jewish.  That way they'll shout "Peace is at hand. I have just killed my first Jew."

 

Mr. Jones, insulting me does not change the sad fact that Ms. Sinema is very likely connected to organized crime. If it makes you feel better, by all means continue to mouth meaningless curses. 

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