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Friday, May 16, 2008

Die Hillary DIE – the rise of Generation X


Edwards to endorse Obama's White House bid
Former presidential candidate John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama's Democratic White House bid, a campaign spokeswoman said, giving a big boost to the Illinois senator in his effort to rally the party around his candidacy. Edwards, the 2004 vice-presidential nominee, dropped out of the Democratic race in January and was heavily courted by both Obama and rival Hillary Clinton in the past few months. He will make the endorsement at a Grand Rapids rally. "I confirm the endorsement," of John Edwards, Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters. The move comes the day after Obama was blown out by 41 points by Clinton in a nominating contest in West Virginia, but the loss was not enough to put much of a dent in his lead in the Democratic race. Obama retains an almost unassailable advantage in delegates who will select the Democratic nominee at the party convention in August. He gained the support on Wednesday of three more superdelegates, who are free to back any candidate, and the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America.

It’s over rover – will someone PLEASE tell Hillary it is over? Like every bloody baby boomer I know, she refuses to leave power – note to baby boomer – you had your chance to change things, you didn’t, in fact in some ways you made it worse, time for you to leave now, the next Generation would like to start running things. Edwards support of Barack (and his possible Vice President position) ends this for Hillary, but like every baby boomer who doesn’t know their time is over yet, she claws on to power no matter how much damage it causes everyone else – how baby boomer of her.

Missionary Generation
Lost Generation
G.I Generation
Silent Generation
Boom Generation

Generation X

20 Comments:

At 16/5/08 9:39 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still waiting for the damning conclusive proof you promised us to back up your constant claims that N.Z prisons are all racist.

Can you please post the evidence finally Bomber? and state just how and in what manner our prisons are racist and whom the racism is directed at?

Shouldn't be hard you've had 3 weeks to back up your claims now, wouldn't want everyone thinking you can't back up what you believe?

 
At 16/5/08 9:53 am, Blogger Bomber said...

I have done this several times and what does this post have to do with the issue at hand?

 
At 16/5/08 9:55 am, Anonymous jaffa said...

I can't see how racist prisons in NZ has ANYTHING to do with American Politics, perhaps Anon 9:39 is slow?

 
At 16/5/08 9:57 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hillary can't win this race yet she refuses to back out and with Edwards likely to be the VP she's shot that chance as well, will she in her fury attack Obama so hard that she wounds him for the main race? She's that driven.

 
At 16/5/08 9:58 am, Anonymous Yankee said...

He is only winning because Michagan and Florida are not being counted!

 
At 16/5/08 10:26 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I have done this several times and what does this post have to do with the issue at hand?"

No actually you haven't and it goes towards your credibility and whether anyone should take anything you say seriously.

All you've done when asked about the veracity and facts behind your constant claims is made some vague reference to a Sunday Star times article which you can't even produce or quote from. You can't even state how,in what manner and towards which ethnic group all the prisons in this country are racist against.

Its a pretty simple rule of journalism, if you want to be taken more seriously than your typical ZB talk back host ranting and raving to gain ratings then you actually have to have substance and facts to back up your claims. That way when your called out on them, like you have been you don't end up looking quite as silly.

I'm sure you must have more than a Sunday Star times article to back up your claims right Bomber? Given all the inmates we have there must be hundreds of these damning stories of institutional racism which you claim. Its a bit strange though, how even your mate Tim who spent time inside hasn't even managed to produce a single anecdote about this shocking racism?

 
At 16/5/08 10:54 am, Anonymous helengrad said...

I was really disgusted with the attitude of racist white Americans towards Barrack Obama. I think Hilary should back down gracefully and let him go for it. A black democrat for president is just what that country needs.

 
At 16/5/08 10:54 am, Anonymous helengrad said...

I was really disgusted with the attitude of racist white Americans towards Barrack Obama. I think Hilary should back down gracefully and let him go for it. A black democrat for president is just what that country needs.

 
At 16/5/08 11:05 am, Blogger Bomber said...

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"I have done this several times and what does this post have to do with the issue at hand?"

No actually you haven't and it goes towards your credibility and whether anyone should take anything you say seriously.


Ummm - yes actually I have, I blogged on it many times, in 2006 there were a number of allegations of racism, corruption and violence made by a Dutch couple who worked at Rimutuka Prison, also Corrections Officer Andrew Coward made similar allegations of racism, I have also blogged on how the Police have been forced to change their interrogation techniques in this country after it was revealed that the current format is only focused on forcing a confession and that this may in fact put innocent people in prison, just as the 2007 Project Innocence suggested, and their research suggested that Maori and PI prisoners didn't bother appealing sentences as there was a perception of an intrinsic racism within the justice system. I've blogged on all these things, your attempt to try and trip me up on racist prisons is as sad as the official denial from the white wash report - http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:WoJKtF0arHEJ:www.corrections.govt.nz/public/pdf/corruption-rimutaka/patten-Release_copy.pdf+Rimutaka+Prison+racism+2006+Rijniers&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=nz

All you've done when asked about the veracity and facts behind your constant claims is made some vague reference to a Sunday Star times article which you can't even produce or quote from. You can't even state how,in what manner and towards which ethnic group all the prisons in this country are racist against.

I point out that people who have worked there have said that it is racist - seeing as they have worked there, I'm going to give them a little more credibility than an anonymous poster on my blog site.

Its a pretty simple rule of journalism, if you want to be taken more seriously than your typical ZB talk back host ranting and raving to gain ratings then you actually have to have substance and facts to back up your claims. That way when your called out on them, like you have been you don't end up looking quite as silly.
How does the actual official white wash report sit with you then anon? Or did it not happen? Is the entire thing a lie is it?

I'm sure you must have more than a Sunday Star times article to back up your claims right Bomber? Given all the inmates we have there must be hundreds of these damning stories of institutional racism which you claim. Its a bit strange though, how even your mate Tim who spent time inside hasn't even managed to produce a single anecdote about this shocking racism?
Yawn, Anon you bore me - allegations have been made and a whitewash report was put out - it's all very well documented - they refused to talk to corrections and corrections 'investigated' the reports and the media also did many stories on it in 2006 and 2007.

Now can you please explain what this post has to do with American politics?

 
At 16/5/08 11:10 am, Anonymous doodle said...

Clinton will use any means at her disposal to win the white house, because she knows America won't vote for a black president

 
At 16/5/08 11:20 am, Anonymous yankee said...

America can vote for a black president easier than it can vote for a female president

 
At 16/5/08 11:21 am, Anonymous Ben R said...

"A black democrat for president is just what that country needs."

Well, his mum is white & she raised him. But, I agree it would be a telling symbol of how the US has progressed.

In terms of ongoing racism though, it is interesting that studies show Hispanics are actually more prejudiced towards African Americans than Whites are:
"Over the last two decades, there has been evidence of growing hostility from Hispanics toward African Americans. Some of this hostility is the result of conflicts, or perceived conflicts, over politically controlled resources in cities and states. But as Tanya K. Hernandez, a professor of law at George Washington, has argued recently, it may also be a legacy of an older Latin American prejudice against blacks that has been transplanted to this country.

While this conflict passes largely unnoticed in the popular press, African American and Latino sociologists have been conducting extensive surveys in Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Philadelphia. These surveys have generally found that Latinos display more prejudice toward African Americans than African Americans do toward Latinos or than whites display toward African Americans. In the words of University of Houston sociologist Tatcho Mindiola, Jr. and two associates, "in general African Americans have more positive views of Hispanics than vice versa."

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/12/19/opinion/main3632157.shtml

 
At 16/5/08 11:43 am, Blogger The ex-expat said...

Edwards-Obama was my dream team ticket but Obama-Edwards has nice ring to it as well.

 
At 16/5/08 12:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you say "how baby boomer of her" what do you mean? I don't know the stereotypes associated with this generation.

NS

 
At 16/5/08 6:16 pm, Anonymous Legio X said...

Yawn, Anon you bore me

Let me translate -

"Well actually Anon, I've got no proof except for that SST article, which obviously isn't proof.
I'll never admit it but.
No style is my byword"

Anyway.

Whats the bet Obama has had Edwards in hand for a while now?
Nice ace to pull when you need it.

It’s over rover – will someone PLEASE tell Hillary it is over?

Bo ber, Politics is about negotiation.Sheesh, thick man!

Don't write off Hillary as VP.

In the immortal words of AC/DC "She's got big balls"

 
At 16/5/08 8:15 pm, Blogger Barnsley Bill said...

Bomber can you set up a sidebar with a thread for your anonymouse pedant stalker. Is it very annoying having to read his question over and over again.
McCain will win the election so all the hypothesizing about black v woman is pointless.
But while we are, i will say that Obama is much more palatable than the born to rule liar clinton. They are two of the most venal suckholes ever to inhabit the big house on pennsylvania ave.
Anyway, as kiwis we need the republicans to win. The dems are all anti trade.

 
At 17/5/08 4:08 pm, Blogger Nepenthe said...

Bomber Obama was born in 1961 that makes him a baby boomer, by most accounts.

 
At 17/5/08 5:15 pm, Anonymous nemisis said...

Bomber, a few of your most recent rants have been sub-par. This is one of them. As noted by nepenthe, Obama is a baby boomer himself (the baby boom generation spans 1945-1970). The US election is not as much generational--although the young have gone for the youngest candidate just like blacks have gone for the black(ish) candidate and wimin have gone for the female candidate. The exceptions to this rule is that the over-60 crowd and Jews have split their votes mostly between Clinton and McCain (again, not marching in generational lines), whereas Hispanics have favoured Clinton. Arab-Americans prefer Barack; the rich prefer McCain. The issue is far more complex than your purported generational struggle. In fact, socio-economic class--yes, the Marxists may in fact have a point still--is a far better indicator of the voting demographic than age. You just need to know how to read that demographic more accurately.

Please lift your game. Tim is back and although some of his quirks and pet peeves are odd, most of his comments are well-thought and a cut above yours. Although I must say that your first post on Israel's 60th is one of the most reasonable things you have said on that very touchy subject.

 
At 17/5/08 8:20 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sexists can't cope with a woman, sexism is far more rampant than racisim (that goes for NZ and their prisons as well).

Why is Obama pretending to be religious when he is an aethist - oh yeah because America will not elect any aethist to office so they all have to pretend - where does he (pretend to) stand on evolution.

Is Obamas (aethist) mother still around.

 
At 19/5/08 11:16 am, Blogger Bomber said...

...
Let me translate -

"Well actually Anon, I've got no proof except for that SST article, which obviously isn't proof.
I'll never admit it but.
No style is my byword"

Anyway.


I've posted the link several times to the inquirey and have made numerous posts on this issue, this must be my 5th I think.

AS for Obama - I consider him Gen X dammit!

 

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