How To Start A Fight

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on September 20, 2016









One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift… The next year, I didn’t buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, “Well, you still haven’t used the gift I bought you last year!”
My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. I turned to her and said, ‘Do you want to have Sex?’ ‘No,’ she answered. I then said, ‘Is that your final answer?’ She didn’t even look at me this time, simply saying, ‘Yes..’ So I said, “Then I’d like to phone a friend.”

I took my wife to a restaurant.The waiter took my order first. “I’ll have the rump steak, rare, please.” “Aren’t you worried about the mad cow?” “Nah, she can order for herself.”
My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, “What’s on TV?” I said, “Dust.”

My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, “I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds .” I bought her a bathroom scale.
My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. I asked her, “Do you know him?” “Yes”, she sighed, “He’s my old boyfriend…. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago and I hear he hasn’t been sober since.” “My God!” I said, “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?”

When our lawn mower broke and wouldn’t run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer. It was always something more important to me. Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house… When I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, “When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway.” The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp.
Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the boat up to the van and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio and then I discovered that the weather would be bad all day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed and slipped back into bed.. I cuddled up to my wife’s back, now with a different anticipation and whispered, “The weather out there is terrible.” My loving wife of 5 years replied, “And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?”

After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver’s License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. The woman said, ‘Unbutton your shirt’. So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, ‘That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me’ and she processed my Social Security application. When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office… She said, ‘You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.’
These human interest stories are borrowed from Expressing Myself. This is a repost, with pictures from The Library of Congress. “Halloween party at Shafter Camp for migrant agricultural workers. Shafter, California.” November 1938. Photographer: Dorothea Lange.








Rhyme With Extreme Caution

Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on September 19, 2016







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Let Satan Stand

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on September 18, 2016








Posted in Library of Congress, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on September 17, 2016







There was a link on facebook to a rather wonky article, Mansplaining 101: How to Discuss Politics and Feminism Without Acting Like a Jackass. The concept is that men sometimes do not show women adequate respect when talking to them. The Urban Dictionary has entries for both mansplain and womansplain. Neither entry is complimentary. This is a repost. Some of the quotes used in this post may have changed, since this feature was originally published.

The policymic feature is a few months old, and apparently was the scene of a lively comment debate. Unfortunately, Some people flagged a bunch of the comments. Little is left. This is the top comment: “Feminism doesn’t need to make room for men, men need to make room for feminist ideas in their spaces.” In one sentence you managed to discredit your entire argument. Who wants to argue with someone who thinks any opinion from the opposite sex isn’t worthwhile? “

When you google mansplain you are referred to a tumblr, Academic Men Explain Things to Me. This is supposed to be an authority on mansplaining. As this post is written, the top three posts are a boss who mispronounces a name, a grandfather who tells girls how to shave their legs, and an eavesdropping customer who tells a woman how to get to sleep better. This is not especially helpful.

Blank splaining seems to be a versatile label. It seems to be a way of attacking the messenger, instead of dealing with the content of the comment. It is true that the tone of comments can be troublesome. People often come across as condescending, especially when they are. It just seems to this observer that little is gained by putting a label, like mansplaining, on this phenomenon.

PG has been in many discussions where he was spoken down to. Jesus worshipers are notorious for not respecting people who don’t agree with their ideas about religion. There is also the possibility that people use this attitude of superiority as a weapon to cover up uncertainties about their position. Human beings are funny animals. We are not always the fair, logical creatures we think we are.

Another label to be put in front of splaining is white. The urban dictionary says this about whitesplain: “The act of a caucasian person explaining to audiences of color the true nature of racism; a caucasian person explaining sociopolitical events and/or history to audiences of color as though they are ignorant children.” Contrast this to the word on blacksplain: “Explaining things pertaining to African American history and culture, to someone who is racist or racially ignorant.” The white person is always wrong in this scenario. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.








How To Choose A Guru

Posted in Library of Congress, Religion, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on September 16, 2016

PG has reread How to choose a guru, by Rick Chapman. The book is a look at spirituality of all sorts, with a special emphasis on Meher Baba.

HTCAG can be a frustrating book. The main focus is on finding a “perfect master”, and the path to enlightenment under his guidance. If one is not inclined to this level of dedication, you can be left feeling inferior. This is similar to the despair people feel when they think they are going to go to hell, because they don’t have the correct ideas about Jesus.

Thie book takes a look at spirit from the perspective of all religions. A central concept is the avatar, the idea of G-d become man. (This was long before the movie with a similar title.) The avatars of recorded history include Zoroaster, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, Jesus, and Mohammed. Some say that Meher Baba is the modern avatar.

Mr. Chapman has a knack for phrasing. There are expressions that PG remembers from reading HTCAG in 1978. They are still there 34 years later.

Creation First, there was G-d. Then, there’s you. Then, there is G-d.
Speculation The average persons speculation about consciousness…has “the stink but not the weight of his turd”
Evangelism An authentic Master will encourage you to let your life itself be his message.
Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds Don’t be sidetracked by elaborate creeds and doctrines- the truth is as simple as it is profound. From the ancient teachings of Zoraster to today, these three principles have been the heart of the message of every G-d realized Master.
Books “Excellent guides until you find the Way.”–Abu Sa’id
Books Part Two …the scriptures of the past compare to the writings of a present-day Perfect Master just about the way that dust compares to honey.
Satan Worship If you have been toying with the thought that any form of Satan worship can lead you to higher consciousness, sober up by reading the story of Dr. Faustus. There are many paths to enlightenment, but this back alley isn’t one of them.
Sex A real guru never has any form of sexual relations with his followers. If a person posing as a guru tries to seduce you in the physical sense, then you can have no clearer indication that he is a phony, a pathetic and hypocritical collection of unresolved desires.
Truth, Old and New One time the Buddha was approached by a young man who was skeptical about Gautama’s renowned divine status. “Does the Blessed One teach a path that is new and original?” he asked. One of the Buddha’s close disciples, Sariputta, turned his gaze from the Master to the skeptic and replied, “If the Blessed One taught a path that was new and original, He would not be the Blessed One!” “Well said, Sariputta,” smiled the Buddha, “well said.”

Several of these quotes are available in copy/paste form at Meher Baba Information, for which this reporter says thank you. This site says that Rick Chapman is a follower of Meher Baba, and met him in 1966. This relationship is never made explicit in HTCAG. A glowing chapter is devoted to Meher Baba, and this relationship is not surprising. Still, HTCAG might be a bit more upfront if this relationship was clearly spelled out.

Meher Baba was born February 25, 1894 with the name Merwan Sheriar Irani. The name Meher Baba means “compassionate father”. From July 10, 1925 until his death January 31, 1969, he maintained silence, and communicated by gestures that were interpreted by his followers. Meher Baba believed that he was the avatar of our age.

With all of it’s human imperfections, HTCAG is a valuable book. It is easy to read, will expose you to ideas about spirit, and get you to think. When you grow up in a Jesus Worship tradition, one can be aware of a spirit within. At the same time, you get tired of the obsession with life after death. You sense that there is more to G-d than scheming to live after you die. HTCAG shows one path.

This is a repost. It was written like Vladimir Nabokov. Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

How To Write A Poem

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on September 15, 2016









The Prodigal Son

Posted in GSU photo archive, Religion by chamblee54 on September 15, 2016






Luke 15 1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. 3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying, 4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. 7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. 8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? 9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of G-d over one sinner that repenteth. 11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. 13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. 14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. 15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. 16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him. 17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. 21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: 24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. 25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant. 27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. 28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him. 29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: 30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. 32 It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found. Text for today’s story is from Bible Gateway. Here is a commentary on The Power of Parable . Here is a discussion about this parable. This is a repost. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.






Yesterday, this facility published the text of Luke 15, also known as The Prodigal Son. The titular phrase does not appear in the King Jimmy text. The story is a parable, that is, a made up story to teach a lesson. Those who say every word of the Bible is true somehow miss this.
The Prodigal Son is a popular story. It is well known, and speaks of forgiveness. Some unkind people say that Jesus worshipers like to be forgiven, and do not like to forgive. There is plenty of evidence for this observation. Lets just say that lots of people don’t want to take responsibility for their actions. If your pie in the sky hero to forgives you, then you can have a cleaner conscience.
PG was at a memorial service once. The guest of honor was a leather wearing pagan. The minister, who had met the deceased one time, told the story of the Prodigal Son. It made PG feel better.
The forgotten character in this story is the older brother. He was faithful to his father, stayed at home and helped out, only to see his wayward brother welcomed back with joy. The father never killed a fatted calf for the elder brother. Maybe the elder brother deserved it more. Sometimes, life is not fair. Some say this is more than a parable. Maybe it is three units of bull.







Wave The Bloody Shirt

Posted in Race, The Internet by chamblee54 on September 14, 2016








PG likes to listen to internet audio content while editing pictures. The idea is to listen to the talking voices, avoid interruptions, and create content. This works well, until PG hears something quotable. Today, it was Moby, on The Bret Easton Ellis Podcast. @chamblee54 “I’m feeling just a little bit smug because I just found out what cis gender means” @thelittleidiot @BretEastonEllis is notoriously bad for multitasking. It has a video image, with the risk of taking screen shots. BHTV also has a device that allows you to make samples, whenever you hear something interesting. The Glenn Show, episode 43716, lasted 2:46 before the quote buzzer went off.

The show featured Glenn Loury and John McWhorter. The two men, both professors at Ivy League Schools, are the “Black guys at Bloggingheads.” They tend to talk about race relations a lot, like the rest of America. Whoever said that people don’t like to talk about race is mistaken. Americans LOVE to talk about race, often at top volume. Exaggerated gestures, logical gymnastics, and redundant rhetoric are the order of the day. Whether anyone is listening is another matter.

The first saved comment was when Dr. McWhorter said that someone called someone a racist. It sounded the same as someone saying, fifty years ago, that someone was a communist. PG has written about this before, comparing anti racism to McCarthyism and homophobia. There was an unsigned comment… “Will you just put on your white sheet and come out already?” Good times.

A few minutes later, Dr. McWhorter mentioned that a taxi has never refused to pick him up. This compares to a comment made by Ta-Nehisi Coates in the Playboy interview. “I’ve never had a white person call me a nigger.”

The Glenn Show tends to downplay the effect of racism, and focus on issues like mass incarceration and black on black crime. There was a comment made about the soft bigotry of low expectations. Another remark decried people who wave the racism bloody shirt.

Many people disagree. You will not need to look far to find them. This tweet is another POV. @kat_blaque White people will make it a hobby to create stock accounts to tell me I look like a gorilla, but deadass deny racism exists. lol.

Another example is a video. A cashier at a Family Dollar saw three children dressed in “cultural garments.” The lady made the mistake of asking them if they were going trick or treating. The mother of the children went ballistic. “Racist bitch” is one of the milder things she said.

Right now, it is highly fashionable to say that Donald Trump is a racist. A good case could be made that he is. However, a lot of people are tired of being yelled at about race. Dr. Loury presents a scenario how this constant racism bashing may help Mr. Trump might get elected. Pictures today are screen shots of Dr. Loury and Dr. McWhorter, edited by chamblee54.









As He Loved Cursing

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on September 13, 2016












William McKinley

Posted in History, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on September 13, 2016

One hundred fifteen years ago, President William McKinley was near death. He had been shot September 6, 1901. Medicine at this time was primitive compared to today. During surgery after the shooting, the bullet was not removed. The University of Buffalo makes this comment:
“Dr. Mann and the others were neither trained trauma surgeons nor did they bother with disinfection, not even wearing gloves. The first bullet had done little harm; the second entered McKinley’s abdomen. The physicians used improperly sanitized probes and when Mann could not find the bullet, he closed the incision without draining the wound. It was a fateful decision.”
After surgery, the President was taken to the home of John Milburn. He seemed to be recovering, but took a turn for the worse and died September 14, 2001.

President McKinley had been shaking hands at a reception. The meet and greet was at the Academy of Music, as part of the Pan American Expostion in Buffalo, New York. A letter to “The Nation” has this viewpoint.
” Whatever other results may flow from the assassination of President McKinley, let us hope that that object-lesson may be sufficient to put an end to our national habit of promiscuous handshaking in public. It is hard to conceive of a spectacle more fatuous and less edifying than that of a horde of country bumpkins, criminals, cranks, idlers, and curiosity-mongers standing in line waiting for a chance to grab and squeeze the hand of the unhappy Chief Executive of this country.”
There were anarchists in 1901, who had murdered several European leaders. Several of McKinley’s advisors did not think the reception was a good idea, and forced him to have extra security. A writer in the Buffalo Courier observed on September 5
“The surrounding of President McKinley by a body-guard of detectives when he appears in public, is probably as distasteful to himself as it is to abstract American sentiment, but as long as the earth is infested by malevolent cranks and unreasoning Anarchists, the precaution is entirely proper.”
A young man named Leon Czolgosz (pronounced CHOL gosh) managed to wait in line with a concealed weapon. He was seen to shoot President McKinley. He was immediately captured, and executed October 29, 1901.

Lew Rockwell speaks of a rivalry between John Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan. Rockefeller man McKinley was replaced by Morgan supporter Roosevelt, who promptly began to break up the trusts. Another historian, connected to Lyndon LaRouche , speaks of British interests, and the rise of Confederate power. McKinley was a target of media superstar William Randolph Hearst. An editorial printed in the April 10, 1901 Journal asserted that
“If bad institutions and bad men can be got rid of only by killing, then the killing must be done.”
Some say that a murder one hundred fifteen years ago does not affect us today. However, an argument could be made that the death of McKinley set in motion events that led to the establishment of the Federal Reserve System, and American participation in World War I. Both of those events have had effects lasting until today.

It is curious how President McKinley is mostly forgotten today. Some say he was most popular President since Lincoln . McKinley had been a wartime President, who won. His successor, Teddy Roosevelt, is on Mount Rushmore, and is a superstar President. Mr. Roosevelt also ran as a third party candidate in 1912, and helped to elect Woodrow Wilson. (Mr. Wilson was alleged to be a member of the “Omega Group,”rumored to be behind a McKinley conspiracy.) Mr. Roosevelt’s popularity is very different from the other three Vice Presidents who were promoted by the murder of the President. He was good at dealing with the press.

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. This is a repost.

Slam Poetry Judge

Posted in GSU photo archive, Poem, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on September 12, 2016








PG showed up at Java Monkey on sunday night. He knew there was going to be a slam competition. This means no open mike. Thinking that slam meant memorized, PG decided not to enter. (It doesn’t. Several poets read.) A few minutes later, the host asked for judges. PG recklessly raised his hand.

The format was simple. Twelve poets performed in the first round, eight in the second round, which narrows to six in round three. Poets have three minutes, and lose points if they go over. Judges rate poets from zero point zero, to ten point zero. From five judges, the top three scores are counted. People get points, based on their finish in the preliminary round. In a few months, people with the most points will participate in the finals.

The judges are given a small yellow pad, and a sharpie. At the end of each poem, the host calls for the scores. The lowest score is usually booed. Anyone sitting in front of a judge can see the score. It has the potential to get nasty, although that did not happen sunday.

Judging slam competition is different from listening to open mike. On a normal sunday, you listen to the people. (Unless you choose to wander around, and only show up for your performance. This is frowned upon.) Some you enjoy more than others. Some get cheers and applause, some get a polite golf clap. When you are judging, you have to assign a number, without much time to think.

The highest score PG gave was a nine point seven. This was in the second round. Nate Mask, a Java Monkey regular, gave a powerful piece about gun violence. It mentioned citizen on citizen killing, several mass killings, in addition to police killing citizens. This was the best poem of the evening. In the pictures, Mr. Mask is the man with a beard, and a hat.

The winner was Ryan. In the pictures, he is the young man in the long sleeve white shirt. In the first round, Ryan used the N-word. In the second and third rounds, he gave powerful performances about his family story. Ryan was a deserving winner of the September Second Sunday Slam.

At the end of the evening, PG was given a T shirt from the National Poetry Slam. A few weeks ago, PG pulled those shirts out of a box, and put them on a table during registration. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. .









Deplorables Of Basketball

Posted in Library of Congress, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on September 12, 2016








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Cornbread is square. ~ If “Emily Doe” had been smoking pot exclusively, and had not been using legal alcohol, it is unlikely she would have passed out behind a dumpster. ~ Technically, only isn’t the adjective before the noun an adjective? The other modifiers are adverbs. ~ Yahweh come back now ~ Join The Movement, the newsletter that tackles the justice issues that matter to you most. ~ We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. More info ~ @WernerTwertzog Radicals, of all kinds, can be recognized by their difficulties with punctuation. #Twertzog ~ From an Amazon review of “A Choice Not An Echo” “Phyllis Schafly is sort of an Ann Coulter without the wit, humor, accuracy, intelligence, and engaging personality. This book might be of value if you have a table with a short leg that needs shoring up.” ~ The spell check suggestion for Schafly is Scholarly. ~ Chamblee54 curates a compendium of the best of #Twertzog. the international opportunity to tweet like @WernerTwertzog It is illustrated with disfigured dogs from the beach, the park, and the river. ~ Maybe, instead of making up your mind, you should mind your make up. ~ I heard she was a demon in the sheets… just ask the klan! ~ @KingDSeals #BlackLivesMatter people did to Ferguson what white people did to mother Africa, come in steal all our resources then leave us for dead..smh ~ lets call DJT racist for criticizing citizens of multi racial/mixed race country, or religion with every race known to man ~ The article had 1869 words. 33 of them were “they”. ~ just once, i would like to see follow up on a celebrities promise of charitable donations i don’t have wherewithal to do this ~ Maybe you understand G-d, and believe in science ~ *We* can quit screaming racism at every opportunity. There are many other things you can say about DJT. ~ One thing the public could do is quit taking the bait whenever *the media* has a scandal to distract us. So what if a second string quarterback does not stand for the national anthem? The second thing Facebook Nation can do is stop publishing memes full of logical fallacies. (To the many aggressively vocal non football fans commenting on this matter….Colin Big Hair is not a good enough player to start the game at quarterback. The fact that he kept the Falcons out of the Super Bowl four years ago is irrelevant.) ~ I have long had a problem with the expression “radical faerie.” Isn’t being a faerie a radical act. ~ Maybe this is why we want Iran to be an outlaw state. ~ The quart is the Liter Ally. ~ If you don’t have anything good to say about anyone, come sit with me. ~ I always get something I would not mind having leftovers of. ~ pull the string, or pull a finger? ~ the lady said to Adlai Stevenson “you have the support of all thinking people” “yes, but I need a majority to win” ~ “I’m a fucking human being” That is not an appropriate use of the F word. The author should use another adjective to show that they really, really mean it. ~ And called it macaroni ~ Share is not a good word for that building. ~ The above questions were selected because they give a broad sample of the most divisive issues being discussed this year in politics. We continue to add new issues on a weekly basis. ~ #BasketOfDeplorables name calling fellow citizens every one a child of g-d to promote election of bottle brunet crook over carrot top ~ This aversion to stating facts about assholes supporting Hillary is an ongoing problem ~ You might consider voting in the local and state races, and forgetting bottle brunet vs carrot top. I don’ t know where you are registered, and how much action there will be. The US senate race, and the various congressional races, are looking pretty one sided. The state legislature, and any county elections, might be the only chance to express yourself. ~ The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic ~ @nihilist_arbys Today, fly your hunger into Arbys for meal deals so hot they could melt steel beams. Enjoy Arbys. ~ are you an eggistentialist? ~ #basketofdeplorables first they came for the racists / and I did nothing because it’s all good / then they came for the sexists / and I did nothing because I support a woman’s right to choose / then they came for the homophobes / and I did nothing because i am secure in my sexuality / then they came for the xenophobes / and I did nothing because I love Xena the warrior princess / then they came for the islamophobes / and I did nothing because jesus loves me / then they came for me / there was no one left to help me ~ pictures are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah