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Posted on Feb 18, 2008 at 08:35 PM

In election 2008, don't forget Angry White Man by Gary Hubbell February 9, 2008 "There is a great amount of interest in this year?s presidential elections, as everybody seems to recognize that our next president has to be a lot better than George Bush. The Democrats are riding high with two groundbreaking candidates, a woman and an African-American, while the conservative Republicans are in a quandary about their party's nod to a quasi-liberal maverick, John McCain. Each candidate is carefully pandering to a smorgasbord of special-interest groups, ranging from gay, lesbian and transgender people to children of illegal immigrants to working mothers to evangelical Christians. There is one group no one has recognized, and it is the group that will decide the election: the Angry White Man. The Angry White Man comes from all economic backgrounds, from dirt-poor to filthy rich. He represents all geographic areas in America, from urban sophisticate to rural redneck, deep South to mountain West, left Coast to Eastern Seaboard. His common traits are that he isn't looking for anything from anyone, just the promise to be able to make his own way on a level playing field. In many cases, he is an independent businessman and employs several people. He pays more than his share of taxes and works hard. The victimhood syndrome buzzwords ? ?disenfranchised,? ?marginalized? and ?voiceless? ? don?t resonate with him. ?Press ?one? for English? is a curse-word to him. He's used to picking up the tab, whether it's the company Christmas party, three sets of braces, three college educations or a beautiful wedding. He believes the Constitution is to be interpreted literally, not as a "living document" open to the whims and vagaries of a panel of judges who have never worked an honest day in their lives. The Angry White Man owns firearms, and he's willing to pick up a gun to defend his home and his country. He is willing to lay down his life to defend the freedom and safety of others, and the thought of killing someone who needs killing really doesn?t bother him. The Angry White Man is not a metrosexual, a homosexual or a victim. Nobody like him drowned in Hurricane Katrina, he got his people together and got the hell out, then went back in to rescue those too helpless and stupid to help themselves, often as a police officer, a National Guard soldier or a volunteer firefighter. His last name and religion don?t matter. His background might be Italian, English, Polish, German, Slavic, Irish, or Russian, and he might have Cherokee, Mexican, or Puerto Rican mixed in, but he considers himself a white American. He's a man's man, the kind of guy who likes to play poker, watch football, hunt white-tailed deer, call turkeys, play golf, spend a few bucks at a strip club once in a blue moon, change his own oil and build things. He coaches baseball, soccer and football teams and doesn?t ask for a penny. He?s the kind of guy who can put an addition on his house with a couple of friends, drill an oil well, weld a new bumper for his truck, design a factory and publish books. He can fill a train with 100,000 tons of coal and get it to the power plant on time so that you keep the lights on and never know what it took to flip that light switch. Women either love him or hate him, but they know he?s a man, not a dishrag. If they?re looking for someone to walk all over, they?ve got the wrong guy. He stands up straight, opens doors for women and says "Yes, sir" and "No, ma'am." He might be a Republican and he might be a Democrat; he might be a Libertarian or a Green. He knows that his wife is more emotional than rational, and he guides the family in a rational manner. He?s not a racist, but he is annoyed and disappointed when people of certain backgrounds exhibit behavior that typifies the worst stereotypes of their race. He?s willing to give everybody a fair chance if they work hard, play by the rules and learn English. Most important, the Angry White Man is pissed off. When his job site becomes flooded with illegal workers who don?t pay taxes and his wages drop like a stone, he gets righteously angry. When his job gets shipped overseas, and he has to speak to some incomprehensible idiot in India for tech support, he simmers. When Al Sharpton comes on TV, leading some rally for reparations for slavery or some such nonsense, he bites his tongue and he remembers. When a child gets charged with carrying a concealed weapon for mistakenly bringing a penknife to school, he takes note of who the local idiots are in education and law enforcement. He also votes, and the Angry White Man loathes Hillary Clinton. Her voice reminds him of a shovel scraping a rock. He recoils at the mere sight of her on television. Her very image disgusts him, and he cannot fathom why anyone would want her as their leader. It?s not that she is a woman. It?s that she is who she is. It?s the liberal victim groups she panders to, the ?poor me? attitude that she represents, her inability to give a straight answer to an honest question, his tax dollars that she wants to give to people who refuse to do anything for themselves. There are many millions of Angry White Men. Four million Angry White Men are members of the National Rifle Association, and all of them will vote against Hillary Clinton, just as the great majority of them voted for George Bush.

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Posted on Mar 06, 2008 at 02:26 AM

LOS ANGELES ? Counties along the Mexican border from California to Texas are shortchanged millions of dollars a year in costs related to prosecuting and jailing illegal immigrants, according to a study released Wednesday. The study was conducted by the University of Arizona and San Diego State University on behalf of the United States/Mexico Border Counties Coalition, a group representing the 24 border counties. Cumulatively, the counties spent $1.23 billion from 1999 to 2006 to process illegal immigrants in the justice system, the study found. Federal programs only offset a fraction of those costs, and often did not receive the maximum level of funding that they are authorized to receive, the study said. "This is a huge problem because we can't keep up with fixing roads, the other costs of law enforcement, keeping up health agencies," said Paul Newman, a member of the board of supervisors in Cochise County, Ariz.. "It is a big hit on counties that per capita are unable to meet other needs." The border counties coalition has long complained that the federal government does not adequately finance the costs of illegal immigration borne by local governments. The group commissioned the study, a follow-up to reports started in 1999, to document the extent of the problem. Some of the biggest costs absorbed by the counties are in the criminal justice system, the study found. The cost of arresting, incarcerating and housing illegal immigrant criminal suspects had more than doubled since 1999, to $192 million in the 2006 fiscal year, the report said. Demetrios Papademetriou, president of the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute in Washington, said the report shines light on the fallout of illegal immigration. But he said the problem would likely continue. Laura Keehner, a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security, agreed, while defending the federal government's effort to curb illegal immigration. Aside from doubling the size of the Border Patrol and putting in fencing and other security measures, she said, the government is also increasing jail space for illegal immigrants detained by local agencies and boosting federal manpower in local communities by teaming federal immigration agents with local police officers.

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Posted on Mar 05, 2008 at 11:08 PM

BlueEyz2006 write: "The Angry White Men of whom you speak are, despite appearances, often the same people who jealously guard our freedoms in this country and the ability for so many to succeed without the constraints that gender, race, handi-capable status or other immutable characteristics bring in other countries." wwww write In my old organization, the white men went out of their way to bring in women and minorities. They visited high schools and colleges encouraging students to major in science, math, engineering, etc. Many summer internships were given to help people earn money to attend college, and these efforts really paid off. The younger work force is now probably 40-50 percent women and minorities. However, there are many people out there that think they can get a great job without paying the price. You simply cannot be a engineer, doctor, lawyer, or whatever if you want to major in basket weaving or football, or drop out of school. And what is even more terrible is that many of the kids of those hardworking and educated parents don't even want to go to college. They think meals, TV sets, houses, and cars will just appear out of thin air apparently. They are really going to be surprised when their life turns out to not be as prosperous as their parents life.

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Posted on Mar 04, 2008 at 09:29 PM

Grrrrrrrr.... (i.e.-Angry White Man here) Thanks for bringing us another interesting debate. I hear a lot about people who complain they don't have the same opportunities as the Angry White Man for whom all is perfect, but I have known many friends and others I respect greatly who are not White, not Men, and not Angry because they have been able, in this amazing country of ours, to take advantage of the opportunities that abound and succeed in their chosen profession or endeavors. The Angry White Men of whom you speak are, despite appearances, often the same people who jealously guard our freedoms in this country and the ability for so many to succeed without the constraints that gender, race, handi-capable status or other immutable characteristics bring in other countries. It's unfortunate that some will turn to criticism and hate in this discussion because I don't think that was the tenor of your original post. While I will be accused of being a bright eyed optimist because I have had everything so easy as a White Man in our society (not true, by the way), I still believe we live in the most amazing country on Earth and we should all be grateful for the many opportunities life presents us here. Little things like not having our markets bombed every couple days, running water, voting rights, freedom of expression and religion, access to emergency health care (despite the insurance debacle), freedom of movement, the press, and many others make me very happy to be an American every day!

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Posted on Mar 03, 2008 at 04:22 PM

Sorry for the deletions folks. The blog was hijacked and the issues I was trying to point out became lost in the mud slinging. I have removed most of it. I suggest anyone who is interested start a blog that deals with racist issues, slavery, indian issues, etc. These issues are probably big enough to have their own blog, but it's all history now, so maybe not. Right now, I am concerned about the issues as stated in the Long Term Dangers to the US post, which is in the here and now, which I moved to a different blog, but originally posted it here.

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Posted on Feb 28, 2008 at 11:54 PM

Quoting Sublime_Kisses: Aspen Times News for Aspen Colorado - Aspen Times Weekly Opinion: I am not angry and I am not a member of the National Rifle Assn. I don't hunt and I can't fill a car with coal and get it to the plant to make electricity. I am NOT more emotional than rational---I am an American white female who is extremely rational and who produces one hell of a lot of revenue to send to the IRS annually. My parents and my grandparents paid taxes and for generations we have been in the top "pay it in and ask for nothing in return" group of taxpayers. I listened to Barack Hussein Obama's entire speech last night and was shaken to the core. The gullible young are waving big CHANGE banners as he fervently advocates his brand of change---taking away more income from those who produce this nation's wealth to give to those to whom he seeks to appeal----those possessed of the greatest number of votes. For generations we have been subsidizing the breeding of a vast underclass of non-working welfare recipients who vote. They will of course vote to tax more of the income from the working to subsidize their "inability" to work. The gullible young college kids in that audience have no idea of what kind of CHANGE they are applauding. Neither did the young in 1918 Russia nor did Hitler's children. There would be no jobs for illegal immigrants if the able bodied amongst us would find it necessary to get out there and earn a living. No, everyone can't be a rock star, a famous sports mega giant or a popular singer. Our immigrant great grand-parents came here with no great hopes of stardom or grand aspirations---they were grateful for factory jobs and the lowest paying work available. They had to work their way up and they did. And so yes, I may not be angry, but I am disgusted. Hillary Rodham Clinton may have a grating voice but she advocates the same give-away programs as does Barach Hussein Obama. They both want to take from the working white MALE and FEMALE, be they German, Irish, Italian, Czech, Polish, French, Swiss, Russian, Slavic, Cuban, Hispanic or various combinations thereof together with whatever--- Cherokee, Mexican, Aleut, Ute, and all sorts of blood thrown in to make for a stronger speciman--Americans are more of a state of mind than of a specific appearance, but we all have a strong work ethic and we can pull our own weight. Get the vote out, and don't sit at home and sulk because you didn't get to cherry pick the "right" candidate. You will be voting for your own way of life if you don't get your sorry self to the poles because if either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama win this coming election you can kiss your way of life good-bye ! And yes, once again, IT IS THE ECONOMY, STUPID.

Of course you don't want change...because things are good for you...right now that is. But elect another republican into government another 2 terms and republican rulership is going to start affecting your wallet...by then I'm sure you'll start screaming "change" with as you call it the "gullible young."

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Posted on Feb 27, 2008 at 04:57 PM

Chew these numbers over a little bit in your mind. Kinda blows mine. From the U.S. Census Bureau 22 - The number of states in which Hispanics are the largest minority group. These states are: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming. About 1 . . . of every two people added to the nation's population between July 1, 2005, and July 1, 2006, was Hispanic. There were 1.4 million Hispanics added to the population over the period. 3rd Ranking of the size of the U.S. Hispanic population worldwide, as of 2005. Only Mexico (106.2 million) and Colombia (43 million) had larger Hispanic populations than did the United States (42.7 million). (Spain had a population of 40.3 million.) California is home to 13.1 million Hispanics, and Texas is home to 8.4 million. 4.7 million The Hispanic population of Los Angeles County, California?the largest of any county in the nation. 305,000 The increase in Texas? Hispanic population between July 1, 2005, and July 1, 2006, which led all states. California (283,000), Florida (161,000) and Arizona (102,000) also recorded large increases. 23% Percentage of total population younger than 5 that was Hispanic as of July 1, 2006.

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Posted on Feb 27, 2008 at 11:16 AM

Quoting READY4UNOW: Wow! this has turned into quite the heated debate? This is why I never comment on politics, sex or religion quite honestly as most have very strong opinions and it almost always turns into something else. In this case, and it would appear the election also, it has become about race and it's such a shame we even need to consider this subject in this day and age.

No, its not about race at all. It is about the destruction of the american way of life, and the ideas that most americans believe in, work for, fought for, still fight for. As I said previously, if I had written the article, I would have titled it "Angry Working Men", but I do admit that the title the author used does attract more attention. The author was more fortunate than this blog. His printed page could not be highjacked by people trying to turn his issues into race issues.

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Posted on Feb 27, 2008 at 10:17 AM

Wow! this has turned into quite the heated debate? This is why I never comment on politics, sex or religion quite honestly as most have very strong opinions and it almost always turns into something else. In this case, and it would appear the election also, it has become about race and it's such a shame we even need to consider this subject in this day and age.


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Posted on Feb 27, 2008 at 04:46 AM

Aspen Times News for Aspen Colorado - Aspen Times Weekly Opinion: I am not angry and I am not a member of the National Rifle Assn. I don't hunt and I can't fill a car with coal and get it to the plant to make electricity. I am NOT more emotional than rational---I am an American white female who is extremely rational and who produces one hell of a lot of revenue to send to the IRS annually. My parents and my grandparents paid taxes and for generations we have been in the top "pay it in and ask for nothing in return" group of taxpayers. I listened to Barack Hussein Obama's entire speech last night and was shaken to the core. The gullible young are waving big CHANGE banners as he fervently advocates his brand of change---taking away more income from those who produce this nation's wealth to give to those to whom he seeks to appeal----those possessed of the greatest number of votes. For generations we have been subsidizing the breeding of a vast underclass of non-working welfare recipients who vote. They will of course vote to tax more of the income from the working to subsidize their "inability" to work. The gullible young college kids in that audience have no idea of what kind of CHANGE they are applauding. Neither did the young in 1918 Russia nor did Hitler's children. There would be no jobs for illegal immigrants if the able bodied amongst us would find it necessary to get out there and earn a living. No, everyone can't be a rock star, a famous sports mega giant or a popular singer. Our immigrant great grand-parents came here with no great hopes of stardom or grand aspirations---they were grateful for factory jobs and the lowest paying work available. They had to work their way up and they did. And so yes, I may not be angry, but I am disgusted. Hillary Rodham Clinton may have a grating voice but she advocates the same give-away programs as does Barach Hussein Obama. They both want to take from the working white MALE and FEMALE, be they German, Irish, Italian, Czech, Polish, French, Swiss, Russian, Slavic, Cuban, Hispanic or various combinations thereof together with whatever--- Cherokee, Mexican, Aleut, Ute, and all sorts of blood thrown in to make for a stronger speciman--Americans are more of a state of mind than of a specific appearance, but we all have a strong work ethic and we can pull our own weight. Get the vote out, and don't sit at home and sulk because you didn't get to cherry pick the "right" candidate. You will be voting for your own way of life if you don't get your sorry self to the poles because if either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama win this coming election you can kiss your way of life good-bye ! And yes, once again, IT IS THE ECONOMY, STUPID.

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Posted on Feb 26, 2008 at 01:21 PM

THE LONG TERM DANGERS TO THE US The downfall of every fallen democracy in history has usually been when the masses vote themselves benefits that the country cannot afford. We have masses that who could work, but don't. Masses who can vote themselves benefits, or otherwise live off of the hard work of others, such as stealing, fraud, cheating, etc. Corporate fraud alone cost citizens an almost unbelievable amount, especially World Com and Enron. Yes, this is bad and has to be stopped. That is one danger to the US, but there are others, even more serious. Lets add terrorism and the cost of securing our country. Here are some numbers for Homeland Security. "For fiscal year 2008, the President has proposed investing about $61.4 billion on homeland security. This figure includes all spending by all federal agencies, including about $29.9 billion for the homeland security responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security." Then add: The War and Defense: "The Bush Administration is requesting $647.1 billion in budget authority for national defense in FY 2008. This includes $141.7 billion for ongoing operations in the global war on terrorism. This means that national defense programs, in terms of budget authority, will absorb over 4.4 percent of GDP in FY 2008." There is no doubt in my mind that we have to fight the war on terrorism, and have a strong national defense, so most of that is a necessary expense. And Finally, we have the BALANCE OF TRADE with China and others. "The United States and China share the most imbalanced bilateral trade relationship in the world. The United States imports more goods from China than it exports to a tune of $202 billion dollars each year. All told, China alone accounts for nearly 26% of the United States' $725.8 billion trade deficit." It really hard to believe those numbers, but what is even harder to believe is that the balance of trade makes the war expense look like trivial spending. And what is even more enlightening is that the war on terror mostly employs americans and contractors, using vehicles and weapons make in the US, so at least a lot of the money comes back to the US. However that is NOT TRUE at all for balance of trade dollars, most of which results in the loss of jobs, including most of our technical manufacturing jobs. So which should be our MOST IMPORTANT concern?? It sure looks like we need to start taxing imports of countries with large trade balances or they will own us within a few more years. wwww

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Posted on Feb 22, 2008 at 11:22 AM

Fortunately--for us as individuals and as a collective--the Angry White Man is becoming less potent. He may be frustrated, but there are enough women and immigrants and enlightened people to marginalize the Angry White Male. And I guess that's the essential problem. It's hard not to be the center of attention. It's hard to share power with all those "others." Ours is a dynamic world. It doesn't stand still. Power shifts, and people adjust. Or they remain stuck in past, bemoaning their changed circumstances. I'm rather liking the 21st Century. I'll be interested to see what happens during this election cycle (and no, I'm not an Obama fan; he sounds good, but he doesn't say much that's substantive, which I find problematic). Should be quite a show!

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008 at 11:36 AM

Quoting _HONEY: When I go to the polls I usually ask myself who am I going to vote against? I have always been dissatisfied with most politicians. My town is run by a bunch of Democrats and some who changed to Democrat just to get elected. Go figure. I believe all candidates should be required to take a written test about the history of this country. The test should be about the country's history, foreign policy, trade, war history and strategy, economics, and more. _Honey

I don't think I have ever met a politician that met my standards. Unfortunately. And a citizenship type of test for everyone sounds good to me. It would be nice if people knew the possible negative impact of the promises being made by politicians.

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008 at 11:33 AM

If I had written the article, I would have titled it "Angry Working Men". Using the word "white" implies a racist theme, which is really not the point I think he was trying to make, but it did get everyone's attention. However,there is no doubt in my mind that there is a backlash building in this country against people who could work, but don't, illegal immigrants, cheap imported goods from places like China that have killed our manufacturing jobs, and the exporting of many of our best paying technical jobs. There is also a backlash, for want of a better word, that is starting against Islam, in the US and the western countries, which may result in economic damage to innocent Muslims. I don't know any educated black people that like eubonics. Most legal mexicans I know don't like illegals swamping the country, and they don't like their "macho" culture. In fact, most educated second and third generation mexican ancestry women who are US citizens will not date the imported "macho" men at all. This is not racism, this is "classism" and "culturalism". There is a difference. And if you don't believe me, get out and talk to people, talk to the average working man, no matter what his ancestry is. Now I don't predict that the working man can swing the election, there sure are a lot of non working voters. However, there are going to be some changes made, one way or another. It may be in the congress, not in the white house, but there will be changes. I will do my best to try to find another provoking article of some sort. I like stirring the pot a little every now and then. Gosh, you bloggers are SO predictable. lol

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Posted on Feb 19, 2008 at 01:09 AM

im glad I dont associate with any of them. Whats supposed to be the point of that article anyway ? More sexist rhetoric. JMHO...but I think people who voted to put bush in the white house should not have stopped taking their medication.

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Posted on Feb 18, 2008 at 08:50 PM

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