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Mardi Gras

Posted in GSU photo archive, Holidays, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on February 28, 2017

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It is fat tuesday again. For someone who lived most of his life in Georgia, it is just another day.

In 1990, PG went to carnival. He rented sleeping bag space in a house on Marigny Street, just outside the quarter. It was like nothing he had ever seen.

This was 14 months after PG quit drinking. If he had life to do over, he would have gone to Mardi Gras first. He did feel good about going through that much drinking without being tempted to participate.

By the end of the Rex Parade, PG was getting tired of the whole shebang, Mob scenes of drunks, in costume, can get old. PG has not been back.

Two years later, the Grateful Dead was playing at the Omni, and the camp followers were in the parking lot. PG would go on his lunch hour and observe. A young lady walked by, and PG said Happy Mardi Gras. She gave him a string of beads.

Five years after that, PG had a boss from New Orleans. He looked like the Grinch who stole Christmas. He also hated Mardi Gras. PG did not know this, and greeted him Tuesday morning with a cheerful Happy Mardi Gras. If looks could kill, PG would have dropped dead. This is a repost, with pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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It Was Worse

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on February 27, 2017

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Celebrate The Censorship

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on February 27, 2017

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display of a link in this facility does not indicate approval of content ~ Mark Twain I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. … Quoted in Richard Dawkins (2006). “A Much Needed Gap?”. The God Delusion. Bantam Press. p. 354. but no source is given ~ Milo Yiannopoulos: Video of right-wing journalist ‘defending paedophilia’ surfaces online ~ Joe Rogan Experience #702 – Milo Yiannopoulos ~ Milo Yiannopoulos defends pedophilia and pedophiles. ~ MILO Confronts the Panel | Overtime with Bill Maher ~ Quick Milo pedophilia rant ~ WikiLeaks’ Assange: Yiannopoulos is facing ‘censorship’ ~ @JulianAssange US ‘liberals’ today celebrate the censorship of right-wing UK provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos over teen sex quote. ~ milo fb ~ trial of oscar wilde ~ Testimony of Oscar Wilde on Cross Examination (April 3,1895) ~ sun ra ~ Arch-Troll Milo’s Mini Apology Tour ~ Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young by Oscar Wilde ~ A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated ~ How Did Nietzsche Become the Most Misunderstood & Bastardized Philosopher?: A Video from Slate Explains ~ Trae Crowder ~ Worst President Ever, This Week in Words ~ 20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You ~ blogging about milo ~ loving ometer ~ Dixon White ~ Trump haters please do these two thought experiments ~ you don’t know who i voted for ~ pretend to enjoy this ~ fashistic ~ behave like bunch of ridiculous children ~ Ts Madison “Girl #CaitlynJenner sit your phony ass down ~ McMaster has the Islamophobes worried, and that’s a good thing ~ Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos ~ @ReaganBattalion Here is the uncut 5 minute video of Milo Yiannopoulos advocating for Pederasty involving “13 Year old” and “older men.” HIS WORDS. ~ @postcrunk there is no working class pride just fetishization of working class aesthetic ~ @RuPaul I place kindness at the top of my list of human virtues. A fat ass is a close second. ~ Cali-Conservative‏@RandomPatriot The Rights reaction to #MiloGate is proving we have many easily triggered SJWs on our side that need to be dealt with. #MiloNotAPedo #Milo ~ This is the testimony transcript from April 4, 1895 ~ this is an over view of the trials of oscar. Did you know that the solicitor who prosecuted the case had an affair with Bosie’s brother? ~ this is a link to another post It is about the appearance of Milo on the Bill Maher show Mr. Maher said to quit listening to distractions and clown acts, and then had Milo on the show ~ chattering puppet sock monkey with poem for heart just one is enough ~ was hillary’s cluelessness part of the deal? ~ maybe it is the Pricy Tom Odious ~ Chomsky reserves his fiercest venom for the liberal elite in the press, the universities and the political system who serve as a smoke screen for the cruelty of unchecked capitalism and imperial war. ~ KimKierkegaardashian @KimKierkegaard No one gives more eloquent expression to the tragic, but Sophocles is the funniest person I know and deserves all the happiness in the world ~ @postcrunk she twerkin while mushroom clouds line the horizon of a blood orange sky beneath drones with smiley faces painted on the fronts ~ @handymayhem When Bruce Jenner became a woman did he start making less money? ~ @WernerTwertzog The mission of the Sherwin-Williams paint company is notably menacing. ~ pictures are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

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Pasaquan

Posted in Georgia History, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on February 26, 2017

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PG decided to go to Pasaquan a few hours before the event. He had been before, in 1995, give or take a year. This was a few years after the death of Eddie Owens Martin, aka St. EOM. Pasaquan was in disrepair. The guide that day spoke of a pine woods wonderland, created with concrete and Sherwin Williams paint fueled by marijuana and madness.

The plan was to meet at the site at 1pm. PG did not know how many people would be there, and had only a GPS guess how to get there. After a gas station stop on I-185, the GPS device was plugged in. OD, the travel companion, got a phone out, and fired up a complimentary GPS. This worked well, until the older GPS said to take a left, and then a right. After a mile, the road was closed. PG turned around, and went back on the two lane. A little while later, the GPS said to turn left on Eddie Martin Road. You have reached your destination.

A festive group was on hand for the tour. The two guides told a bit of the Pasaquan/St. EOM story.

The compound has been gloriously renovated, with the assistance of the Kohler Foundation, and Columbus State University. (Here is a video, St. EOM’s Vision for Pasaquan’s Future ) This video talks about some of the challenges of renovation. While St. EOM was a visionary and an artist, he was not a builder. Many of the structures were falling down, and had to be carefully stabilized. Only then could the four acres of paint be brushed on. Many decisions had to be made… how to follow the vision of St. EOM, and exactly what is this vision?

Here are a few videos shot at pre-renovation Pasaquan: A, B, C, D. Eddie used whatever paint was on sale at the oops section, and it often did not work well on concrete. As for Sherwin-Williams, the 1995 guide was part of an effort to get the paint company to help sponsor the renovation.

There are many, many stories about St. EOM. He made his living telling fortunes, (St. EOM, Pasaquan, and Fortune-Telling, ) as well as selling drugs, and running a gambling house. He learned a few things as his days as a New York hustler. There were stories about keeping rattlesnakes in the bamboo, which he could call by whistling. There is also the legend of the Pasaquonians, who received messages from the cosmos through their cone head hair. This paragraph might not be an accurate account of these stories.

Eventually, it was time to get lunch. PG wound up at a combination grocery store/Mexican restaurant in Buena Vista. Afterwards, he missed the place to turn onto I-185, and soon found himself in Alabama. The GPS was reemployed, and after a few tense moments, PG and OD were back in Georgia. They survived the trip on Georgia interstates, and made it home.

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Things People Used To Say

Posted in Library of Congress, The English Language, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on February 25, 2017

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A blogger named gartalker has a list of words that are becoming extinct. Maybe it is a southern thing, but PG still hears supper used. The rest of the list is amusing, and can make you feel old…even if your age is not an interstate speed limit.
A term I haven’t heard in a long time, and thinking about ‘fender skirts’ started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice like curb feelers. Any body remember them. And steering knobs.’ (AKA) suicide knob, Neckers Knobs. Since I’d been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went that direction first. Any kids will probably have to find some elderly person over 50 to explain some of these terms, like fender skirts.
Continental kits They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental.
Emergency Brakes At some point ‘parking brake’ became the proper term. I miss the hint of drama that went with ‘emergency brake.’
Clutch – Foot Feed – Dimmer Switch. I’m sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone who would call the accelerator the ‘foot feed.’ Many today do not even know what a clutch is or that the dimmer switch used to be on the floor.
Running Board Didn’t you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home, so you could ride the ‘running board’ up to the house? You felt like a real G-man. Heck, most of you most likely don’t know what a G-man is.
Store-bought Here’s a phrase heard all the time in my youth but never anymore -’store-bought.’ Of course, just about everything is store-bought these days. However, once it was bragging material to have a store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of candy.
Coast to Coast Coast to coast’ is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement and now means almost nothing. Now we take the term ‘world wide’ for granted. I guess that soon it will be Universal.
Wall to Wall On a smaller scale, ‘wall-to-wall’ was once a magical term in our homes. In the ’50s, everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with, wow, wall-to-wall carpeting! Today, everyone replaces their wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors. Go figure.
In A Family Way P G When’s the last time you heard the quaint phrase ‘in a family way?’ It’s hard to imagine that the word ‘pregnant’ was once considered a little too graphic, a little too clinical for use in polite company, so we had all that talk about stork visits and ‘being in a family way’ or simply ‘expecting. The more sophisticated town girls called it P G.
Brassiere Apparently, ‘brassiere’ is a word no longer in usage. I said it once to my daughter when she was a teen and she cracked up. I guess it’s just ‘bra’ now. ‘Unmentionables’ probably wouldn’t be understood at all.
Picture Show I always loved going to the picture show. In fact, I have written about it in this very blog. I considered ‘movie’ an affectation.
Rat Fink Most of these words go back to the ’50s, but here is a pure-’60s word I came across the other day – ‘rat fink.’ Ooh, what a nasty put-down! These two words could cut like a sharp knife.
Percolator- DynaFlo – Elevtrolux – Spectra Vision Here is a word I miss – ’percolator.’ That was just a fun word to say. What was it replaced with? ‘Coffee maker.’ How dull. Mr. Coffee.
I miss those made-up marketing words that were meant to sound so modern and now sound so retro. Words like ‘DynaFlow and‘Electrolux..’ (spell check suggestion: Electrocute)Introducing the 1963 Admiral TV, now with‘SpectraVision!’ (PG has a percolator in his camping gear. It works well over a propane stove, but the coffee is way too hot.)
Lumbago- Castor Oil -Food for thought – Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago? Nobody complains of that anymore. Maybe that’s what castor oil cured, because I never hear mothers threatening kids with castor oil anymore.
Supper Some words aren’t gone, but are definitely on the endangered list. The one that grieves me most, ’supper.’ Now everybody says ‘dinner.’ Save a great word. Invite someone to supper.
Chimney One last thing, when I was a kid we passed a neighbors house. They had a T V antenna strapped to their Chimney. It was a cold day and smoke was bellowing out the old leaning stack. My mother said, “Look there can’t afford butane to keep warm but they got a television set.” Yes, when I was kid a sure sign of poverty was smoke coming from your chimney. Now you know you are in an up scale neighborhood. A fireplace in the den is a luxury.
This is a repost. The pictures are from The Library of Congress.

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#TellASadStoryIn3Words

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on February 24, 2017

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On The Road With Janis Joplin

Posted in Book Reports, History, Library of Congress, Music by chamblee54 on February 23, 2017

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John Byrne Cooke, the son of public television star Alistair Cooke, had gotten a liberal arts degree from Harvard. He stumbled into a job filming the Monterrey Pop Festival. Like the rest of America, he was impressed by Janis Joplin. Soon, Mr. Cooke got a job as the road manager for Big Brother and the Holding Company. One result is a book, On the Road with Janis Joplin.

The management of Big Brother did not want the band filmed at Monterrey. After their saturday afternoon show, the film makers realized that Miss Joplin was important to the film. A second show was arranged for sunday night. This show was filmed. When you see Cass Elliot saying oh wow, that was saturday afternoon. The film crew filmed the crowd during that show.

Mr. Cooke arrived in San Francisco as the summer of love was playing out. Many old timers on the scene were already getting out. At first it was an uneasy fit with the band… the eastern bluegrass player, and the hippies. There was one meeting, where Mr. Cooke thought he was going to be fired. Things were patched up, and the show went on.

There were a lot of people who knew each other. Mr. Cooke had been trying to romance a California girl. It turns out she was a friend of someone, possibly Linda Gravenites, the roommate, and close friend, of Miss Joplin.

Peggy Caserta was another connection. Supposedly Miss Caserta had a lesbian thing going with Miss Joplin. Whatever did, or did not, happen, Miss Caserta wrote an awesomely trashly book, Going Down With Janis. The opening line: “I was stark naked, stoned out of my mind on heroin, and between my legs giving me head was Janis Joplin.”

The year spent with Big Brother was 1968. Miss Joplin was staying in an apartment on Noe Street. Robert Kennedy made a campaign appearance on nearby Castro Street, with Miss Joplin in the crowd. When Mr. Kennedy was killed, after winning the California primary, the band was in Los Angeles. Mr. Cooke sought solace with Judy Collins that night.

Around this time, some people convinced Miss Joplin that she should leave Big Brother. There was three weeks between the last Big Brother show, and the first show as a solo artist. The Kozmic Blues band never really worked. Miss Joplin felt she was a failure. Miss Joplin started to use heroin frequently. Except for a European tour, 1969 was a bad year.

In 1970, Miss Joplin quit using heroin, and started to play with Fult Tilt Boogie. Things wer going well. The band was in Los Angeles recording an album. One night, Miss Joplin got some extra strong heroin. Mr. Cooke found the body.

This book report leaves a great deal of the story out. Miss Joplin broke a whiskey bottle over Jim Morrison’s head, and got into a fist fight with Jerry Lee Lewis. There were three appearances on the Dick Cavett show, 1969, 06-25-70, and 08-03-70. At 1:12 in this video, Miss Joplin observes “you’re a real swinger I can tell by your shoes man.” (Here is a screen shot from 1969, with heroin, next to another from clean 1970.)

Pictures are from The Library of Congress. The 1927 pictures were taken at “California Beauty Week, Mark Hopkins Hotel, July 28 to Aug. 2, auspices of San Francisco Chronicle.”

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Having An Unusual Name

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on February 22, 2017

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PG would rather work on his computer than watch the oscars. This is a choice. It is made less dangerous by facebook, which can alert PG to every twitch of the ism police. It seems like some racist, sexist, misogynist, and ableist things were said Sunday night. PG would be a terrible person if he were not offended by this behavior. Some people think that way.

One of the players is Quvenzhané Wallis, who is getting scads of career boost at the moment. Some speakers did not want to pronounce her name, and got in trouble as a result.

An observer throws this opinion out there:
“Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right … Give your children difficult names, so the world may learn how to unfurl its tongue in the direction of our stolen languages.”
PG was known for most of his life as Cam. This is short for Campbell, his middle name. Whenever he was introduced to someone, he had to explain this name. Yes, it is just like a car cam, whatever that is. No, it is not Cal or Kim. It is Cam, C A M. After a while, it became a giant pain in the ass.

The parents responsible for this are kind, loving people. People make mistakes. Who knows what they were thinking when they decided to name their firstborn after an automotive part.

So, go ahead and give your baby an “unusual” name. They might like it. It may also be a source of embarrassment. Being a living human being is tough business. Giving an kid a weird name just might make it a bit tougher. It might be a very selfish thing to do.

UPDATE This piece was originally posted in 2013. Two messages were received…. Luther, do not post your blog on my page ever again. Many of your viewpoints are racist, sexist, and marginalizing, and I do not want to be associated with them. … Ive already deleted you as a friend months and months ago over the ridiculous racist and sexist twaddle that spills from your mouth and onto Facebook and in person. Do not post on my wall. Do not like anything post of mine and, in fact, do not interact with me in any possible capacity. Thanks.

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

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Oscar And Milo

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on February 21, 2017

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Oscar Wilde was being cross examined by Edward Carson, the attorney for the Marquess of Queensberry. Mr. Wilde had filed a libel suit, because the Marquess said Mr. Wilde was a somodite. The Marquess was the father of Lord Alfred Douglas, the boyfriend of Mr. Wilde. The cross examination saw many witty comments by Mr. Wilde. It was going well, until it wasn’t.

C– Do you know Walter Grainger? W–Yes. C– How old is he? W– He was about sixteen when I knew him. He was a servant at a certain house in High Street, Oxford, where Lord Alfred Douglas had rooms. I have stayed there several times. Grainger waited at table. I never dined with him. If it is one’s duty to serve, it is one’s duty to serve; and if it is one’s pleasure to dine, it is one’s pleasure to dine. C– Did you ever kiss him? W– Oh, dear no. He was a peculiarly plain boy. He was, unfortunately, extremely ugly. I pitied him for it. C– Was that the reason why you did not kiss him? W– Oh, Mr. Carson, you are pertinently insolent.

Milo Yiannopoulos is no Oscar Wilde. There was no gasp in the courtroom when he made his comments about “Father Michael.” The interview went on youtube September 30, 2015, and has been waiting for its time. In an ironic touch, one of the ads preceding the three hour video starred Leslie Jones, or someone who looked like her.

Bill Maher said, before introducing Mr. Yiannopoulos, “Stop looking at the distractions and the clown show and look at what matters.” There was a panel discussion, with Milo and four other men. The distraction, and the clown show, made comments that seem ironic a few days later.

The discussion began with an audience question about a trans Berkley student. Mr. Maher said she, and Mr. Yiannopoulos said he, with the intention of misgendering the individual. “I make no apology from protecting women and children from men who are confused about their sexual identity.” Maybe Father Michael was confused. “I think that women, and girls, should be protected from having men who are confused about their sexual identities in their bathrooms.” Mr. Maher looked down at the desk, and said “that’s not unreasonable.” Less than a minute of the video video had elapsed.

Larry Wilmore said “I think its sad, because the same arguments that we use against gay people, treating them like aliens who want to fuck anything that moves, and that we should avoid them at all costs.” Mr. Yiannopoulos tried to say something, and Mr. Wilmore asked to be allowed to finish his thought. …..”You can always find the extreme person that becomes the object of your attack, that you assign that to everybody.” Given the prevalence of people using paedophilia as an all purpose argument against gays, it seems like Mr. Yiannopoulos went sashaying into a trap. Just let the idiot speak long enough, and he will hang himself. Whether this will have any negative effect on the overall LGBT population is not known.

At 2:33, Mr. Yiannopoulos starts to talk fast, and amateur transcribers (cis-scriber?) might make mistakes. “Your saying that (unintelligible) the victim is some sort of discrimination… this is a psychiatric disorder.” Some might say that a 14 year old. fooling around with a priest, is a victim, and a psychiatric disorder. Mr. Yiannopoulos is an entertainer, and likes to make flippant comments.

In his libel suit, “Wilde did his best to turn the proceedings into a joke with flippant answers.  Always the artist, he seemed to be reaching for creative, witty answers, even if they contradicted earlier ones.” One sees the same pattern of behavior in Milo Yiannopoulos.

At 5:39: Mr. Maher said to Mr. Yiannopoulos “This is the beginning of your career, people are just starting to hate you.” “I’ve got so many more years.” This was less than a week before a fox news headline, JUST IN: Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns From Breitbart News.

“You have the potential to morph. You remind me of a young, gay, alive Christopher Hitchens.” Or maybe just young and alive. As an obituary of Mr. Hitchens notes, ” He was almost expelled from school for homosexuality and later boasted that at Oxford he slept with two future (male) Tory cabinet ministers. … he eventually became a dedicated heterosexual because, he said, his looks deteriorated to the point where no man would have him.”

Malcolm Nance got into the act, with the comment “You’ll take Russian spies over Saudis. OK.” Our knowledge of the role of Russians played in the 2016 election is evolving. Much better known is the fact that of the 19 hijackers on 911, 15 were Saudi.

At 10:50, Mr. Nance, a former Intelligence officer, said “Wikileaks… is a laundromat for Russian Intelligence.” The troubles of Mr. Yiannopoulos were noted in a tweet from @JulianAssange “US ‘liberals’ today celebrate the censorship of right-wing UK provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos over teen sex quote.” Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

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Jesus Gets A New Nickname

Posted in Library of Congress, Music, Religion, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on February 21, 2017

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There is a video making the rounds now. The title involves Jesus, and a certain racial slur, delicately known as the N word. The video is embedded above. You can feel the magic for yourself.

Here is a story about the song, with the edgy language bleeped. “One pastor is trying to spread the word of God with an edgy rap song. The rapping pastor and his wife claim they have “Christian swag” while tossing around the n-word. … The video of the rapping pastor was recently uploaded to YouTube but it’s not clear when it was filmed. It was taken at a church in Iowa which closed in 2004.” Another helpful interneter has the lyrics.

In case you didn’t know, Pastor Jim Colerick, and Mrs Mary-Sue Colerick, are melanin deficient. They are, as Bette Midler once said about Karen Carpenter, so white they are invisible. It is not considered good manners for Caucasians to use this word, with or without salvation.

There is another angle to this equation. Many Jesus worshipers see not using cusswords as a sign of righteousness. As a result, many Jesus worshipers use the words G-d, and Jesus Christ, as tools of their anger. This violates the third commandment. Now, this use of a sacred name, as profanity, is being extended to using a sacred name as a racial slur. Someone is always ready to manipulate language to serve an agenda.

When you call a book “the word of G-d”, you give certain words too much power. When you designate the lazy way of saying black as a super duper naughty word, you give those six letters way too much power. Now, we see the convergence of these two taboos. Let the party begin.

This is a repost. Pictures of Pastor and Mrs. Colerick are taken from the video. The other images are from The Library of Congress.


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Pretending To Be Shocked

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on February 20, 2017

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display of a link in this facility does not indicate approval of content ~ Hillary Clinton Is Running Again ~ Stop Pretending to Be Shocked at Homophobia in the Black Community ~ Authorities: Ancona died from gunshot to head ~ Police: KKK leader shot and killed while asleep by stepson ~ Prosecutor: KKK leader may have been killed because he wanted divorce “Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate organizations, said that Ancona’s group was “not very significant at all. This was one of the smallest groups out there.” Potok said the members received a lot of attention because they frequently handed out leaflets. He said he would be surprised if there were 40 members spread out among chapters in Potosi, Hayden, Idaho and Pennsylvania. Ancona had been in a dispute with other Klan leaders, Potok said, who accused Ancona of being secretly Jewish and Malissa Ancona of being a Wiccan. Both were untrue, Potok believes, but the accusations are typical of the Klan world today, which consists of 29 different named organizations, “each one claiming to be the one true Klan and denigrating the others.” ~ Hanif / حنيف ‏@hanifleylabi The men in white are the surviving members of the original San Fransisco Gay Men’s choir. The rest represent those lost to AIDS. ~ The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn @JeffLonsdale @EliLake pulled off something crazy. He wrote a political piece that was mentioned favorably by both Trump and Glenn Greenwald. ~ Anonymous infiltrated the KKK comments ~ Anonymous infiltrated the KKK by friending Blue Lives Matter supporters on Facebook ~ @malissa72 ~ Exclusive: Malissa Ancona, Wife of murdered KKK leader, speaks only to News 4 ~ IWNWT This document does not contain the words racist or racism. I did check. This refusal to use these misleading, inflammatory terms is a step in the right direction. Unfortunately, tthis document mention the KKK and the “Nazi Party.” These two groups have as much respect, and influence, as bad guy professional wrestlers. It is important to stay focused on the important issues. These usually boil down to economics. The short version: IWNWT to be distracted by red herrings. ~ Humana to exit Obamacare exchanges in 2018 ~ Racial greetings from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan! ~ hate map ~ Almost everything Trump has done since taking office has been a meaningless publicity stunt ~ Kellyanne Conway’s interview tricks, explained ~ Intercepted Podcast: We Are All in Trump’s Hunger Games Now ~ allen ginsberg reads jack kerouac’s the dharma bums Part 1 – 4 ~ The Proposal ~ Watch Wagner’s Ring Cycle: A Complete 15-Hour Performance Is Now Free Online Thanks to the BBC ~ get your ass out ~ KING: Trump lies again and calls himself ‘the least anti-Semitic’ and ‘least racist person you know’ ~ 4 Ways You as a White Person Can Reduce Your Complicity in White Supremacy ~ Bill Maher Speaks with Milo Yiannopoulos: Are Liberals Really Scared of This ‘British F*g’? ~ Larry Wilmore to Milo Yiannopoulos: ‘You Can Go F*ck Yourself’ ~ MILO Confronts the Panel | Overtime with Bill Maher ~ Bill Maher: Trump and Russia Is ‘Worst Political Scandal in American History’ ~ Racism in porn: influence or imitation? ~ Ira Glass, the Host of This American Life, Breaks Down the Fine Art of Storytelling ~ Chris Wallace Grills Priebus on Trump’s ‘Enemy’ Tweet: ‘You Don’t Get to Tell Us What to Do’ ~ Liberals: Stop Trying to Own Conservatives By Their Own Logic…They Do Not Care ~ @usedgov News and information from the U.S. Department of Education. #cantmakethisup ~ @nihilist_arbys Roses are red Violets are blue Nobody gives A shit about you Come down to arbys Shoot some black tar Cry for yr dead dreams die in your car ~ Sorry, the page you were looking for does not exist or is not available. We performed a web search for “Culture Monk” and here’s what we found. ~ You didn’t totally ace this quiz! Looks like you need to spend a little more time with your Jewish family to pick up on the Yiddish words. Take your family out and ask her all about what she knows, then come back and totally ace this quiz! ~ The demoze blew it. You don’t get people to vote for you by calling them racists. Especially when you are really no better yourself. ~ extras@RoseLockeCasting.com ~ @postcrunk brown people who believe in the christian god: you know missionaries abused and kept your ancestors illiterate so they’d believe… right? signed, a biracial lapsed catholic, son of imperialism and colonialism on both sides ~ @lanceburson I can’t get into the new season of America. None of the characters are likable and the plot lines are unrealistic. ~ ‏@DailyRobbins The sky recalled passages from ‘Les Miserables,’ threadbare and gray. ~ ‏@realDonaldTrump The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers! They will be caught! ~ ‏@avitable Did you know that if you don’t clean out your dryer’s lint trap, it will start fires? As well as rob banks and embark on a life of crime? ~ Stop saying Donald Trump is mentally ill when what you mean is that he’s a bad person ~ at 1:34:00 of the wtf podcast, Ryan Adams starts to talk about “Wharf Rat.” “this is reality. its so much more transcendental than you know. there are so many more stories and they reek of empathy. they reek of compassion. they’re not self victimized, and they’re not bleeding they are just a huge fucking marshmallow love machine like a tank made out of marshmallows rolling down a hill of like blueberries you’re just at the bottom like come on just hit me and it rolls over you and like I’m in ” ~ Messing with the CIA is not a good idea… Roy Cohn and J. 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Malcolm Nance was the only one on that show with any sense. ~ Sign up for “Getting TP’d” today and be the first to get notified on new updates from The Prospect. ~ i live in GA my electoral votes went to DJT I had no say so in the matter judge me as much as you like ~ @BGergley1985 He promised to build a wall and make the Confederacy pay for it. #FakeAbeLincolnFacts ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

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Post Racial America

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on February 19, 2017

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It is a cliche among certain pundits that this is not “Post Racial America.” No one seems to know what PRA would look like. PRA might be less noisy, with fewer odors, than the current model. The opinion that we do not live in PRA seems unanimous. After PG heard the denial of PRA one too many times, he began to wonder something. Who said America is Post Racial?

Mr. Google has 119 million answers to the question “who said america is post racial?” The short answer is nobody. The closest thing on the front Google page is an NPR commentary from January 2008. This was the early stages of the BHO run for the White House. The commenter said that the election of a dark skinned POTUS might usher in a post racial era in America.

This piece will not have any fresh opinions about race relations in America. That subject has been worn out elsewhere. If someone finds it to their advantage to denounce “racism”, there will be an audience. The truth is, very few people have ever said that America is Post Racial. This is a repost. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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