"@ Mark from Atlanta Are you writing based on your own experience with your own soul?"
Absolutely, but I figured out that the rightwing ideology I embraced at the time had nothing to do with being "faith-based" or "family values." Those were just whitewash for the intolerance and selfishness that are at the core of modern conservatism. It is never too late to change, my friend.
"Oh, the agony of having to ride MARTA to go to the grocery. Or, worse yet, having to change buses.
Activist Chris nailed this 'food dessert issue' on the first post."
Don't be mean-spirited. It will destroy your soul.
"'Food desert'? Is this a joke or simply the latest risible, kooky academic neologism? I suppose we are supposed to accept at face value CL and Professor Moore's lamentation that some people are inconveniently located relative to a grocery store. Call the wahmbulance. I lived in west Texas, which has the grocery store density of Mars, and I never heard anybody complaining about "food deserts." We never thought twice about having to go 15 miles for some milk. Look at the ATL map. There is a Wal-Mart, Publix and Kroger, each roughly 3 miles from the grocery that closed! Get over it.
Want a shiny new grocery store right with 20 different kids of lettuce, right next door to your house? You have 2 choices: Buy the franchise and build one next to your house or move. In the meantime, .please stop whining and begging someone else to move heaven and earth so you won't have to exert yourself."
Think about who is the bigger whiner, buddy - someone who advocates for greater access to fresh produce or someone who writes a 150+ word diatribe (replete with pointless biographical information) complaining about the former?
"the reason America became and remains the leading power on the planet is that it gives it citizens the freedom to rise or fall on their own merits."
Oh yes, Trumpy and Romney did rise up based on their own merits (and few millions in trust funds).
"Wrong, wrong, wrong! Of course you had to work the poor, pitiful Indians in there. Unbelievable."
How dare I mention the subjugation of Indians and slavery as part of the U.S.' rise to power.
Jeez, America will rue the day it hands control of the Dept of Education over to you neo-colonialist tea baggers.
"Hatred doesn't bow to logic, I guess."
There is no logic involved because they believe they are on a mission from a vengeful, intolerant old testament god.
"You see as soon as a liberal says 'billion' you're suppose to start hating the target. Without that they have nothing. No one with a billion dollars can possibly still be human or not be evil."
It is that billions that turn Trumpy, Kochs, Buffett etc from grumpy old men everyone ignores into political powerhouses who are destroying any semblance of democracy.
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