Please Barry, stop talking. You are embarrassing all of us. By telling the press that the Gates' arrest is a "... "teachable moment" and defended his decision to weigh in. "The fact that this has become such a big issue I think is indicative of the fact that, you know, race is still a troubling aspect of our society," he said. "Whether I were black or white, I think that me commenting on this — and hopefully contributing to constructive, as opposed to negative, understandings about the issue — is part of my portfolio." Bar shows his racist hand. He self-righteously believes that he needs to teach us. Class syllabus: White cop arresting black man = racism. Pass/Fail class. Final based on one question (answer on back of test): Who was the racist? Flip test over: THE WHITE COP! EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
No matter that most Americans think that both Gates and his friend Barry were dead wrong on this mess. They screwed up, but worse, showed their hand. Barry keeps harping about race. Gates is yappin' about it. The rest of us, not so much. Racial tensions aren't what they used to be, even though Obama would like you to believe differently.
Barry got one thing right. This is a teachable moment. Americans have come a long way in race relations and folks on all sides are sick to death of being accused of being racists by those who wish to divide us. No matter the color you walk around in, one should wait for the facts before shooting off their mouth (or better yet: one should not admit to not having the facts before shooting off one's mouth anyway.) Those of us without the benefit *snark* of an Ivy League education will apparently have to wait for these two to catch up.
And this ridiculous Beer Summit? (Don't Call It A Summit!!) No amount of beer is gonna change the words that came out of your mouth Barry, even if you had served Shiner, which you didn't. (Important note to all non-Texans: Shiner can cure all ills. The End.)
You can count me as one American who has no need for the teaching methods or ideology of Prof Bar or Gates. I will be skipping that class. Yet, not so much the Shiner.
How about an upper for a change?! Here's some fantastic government-run programs news: Cash for Clunkers will be suspended!
These are the same folks that want control of your health care and energy programs as well, because gosh darn it, they are so good at what they do. They are efficient, well-oiled, irresponsible tax and spend machines. Stop and think before they act on the people's behalf? No need. Once they have your money where's the need for thought? Took one week for this government-run program to implode. ONE WEEK.
Bravo Washington. I thank you for the additional ammunition to take down your feral hog legislation as you go on break.