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    Kenneth Smith, 24, of the 6700 block of South Ada Street, was arrested after he allegedly fired a handgun outside his home. Smith, who is on parole for a previous weapons conviction, told authorities that "the police only arrested him because a black man won for president," Scaduto said.

    The police only arrested him because a black man won for president?

    ...fired a handgun outside his home.

    I'm pretty sure THIS ^^^ is why he was arrested.

    And not to mention:

    Smith, who is on parole for a previous weapons conviction

    Dumbass already on parole for gun charges, DISCHARGES A FIREARM IN PUBLIC and then complains about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    On the PUMA board I frequent, a regular poster had lunch with a bank manager. According to this bank manager, a woman came into the bank this morning, convinced that Obama was going to "take care of my mortgage."
    This is what happens when people aren't really paying attention. Jim Gilmore was elected as the conservative Republican governor of Virginia several years ago on the promise that he would work to rescind the property tax on cars. Right after the election, when property taxes were due, people insisted they didn't have to pay them because Gilmore had been elected - never mind that none of the related legislation had been drafted, let alone passed.
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    And this is one of the things that KILLS me about the American populace. We have been trained to look at our executives as monarchs. The president can't lower or raise taxes and neither can a governor - that's not in their job description. The Legislature has the power of the purse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    And this is one of the things that KILLS me about the American populace. We have been trained to look at our executives as monarchs. The president can't lower or raise taxes and neither can a governor - that's not in their job description. The Legislature has the power of the purse.
    When David Dinkins became NYC's first black mayor, race relations actually got worse, as it became a common assumption that you could get away with anything now that "the man" was no longer in charge. The crime rate skyrocketed and the radicals dominated every public debate. Koch had been voted out because of two incidents, one in Howard Beach, one in Bensonhurst, in which two black men were killed, total, and only one incident was actually racially motivated, and everyone involved was prosecuted to the full extent of the law, but the perception among liberals was that the city needed to "heal." By the time Dinkins left office, there had been an antisemitic riot in Crown Heights and a vicious boycott against Korean businesses, all led by the same agitators. When Dinkins lost his bid for reelection, it was blamed on the racism of white voters who had put him in office four years earlier, and Giuliani was constantly attacked by the racial arsonists for having simply beaten Dinkins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    This is what happens when people aren't really paying attention. Jim Gilmore was elected as the conservative Republican governor of Virginia several years ago on the promise that he would work to rescind the property tax on cars. Right after the election, when property taxes were due, people insisted they didn't have to pay them because Gilmore had been elected - never mind that none of the related legislation had been drafted, let alone passed.
    Good Lord! People can be extraordinarily stupid.

    Did Gilmore ever rescind the tax?
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    He got partway there. Quite a bit of it did disappear, but some remains. And yes, people can be quite stupid, and it doesn't seem to be based on party, amazingly enough.
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