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Cake News

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 31, 2017


Last year, a Cobb County police officer pulled a lady over for DUI. While talking to her, he made an unfortunate comment. “Remember, we only kill black people. We only kill black people, right?”

WSB-TV heard about the incident, submitted an open records request, and got the dashboard video. The tv station waited for a slow news day to broadcast the story. The usual sensation mongering media outlets have been tut tutting about the story. Tomorrow, it will be something else.

The DUI lady had escaped scorn. She was on an interstate highway, driving badly enough to get pulled over. We do not know how the case turned out. The lady committed a serious crime, one that has fatal consequences for thousands over people a year. And people are more upset because the arresting officer said something stupid.

There is a lot of talk lately about fake news. This story is apparently real. However, does it really need to get the attention it is receiving? Maybe, instead of fake news, this is cake news.

Cake is very popular. People love the taste. In moderate servings, are not harmed by eating it. However, cake does not have much nutritional value. You cannot live on a diet of cake. If you eat too much, it can do great harm to your health.

The story of the poorly spoken cop is a ratings pleaser for channel two. People are getting the dose of outrage for the day. It is grand entertainment, until the next reason to be angry comes along. Hearing stories like this do not make Georgia a better place to live. Instead, consuming this cake news will rot your teeth, and make you fat. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. They were taken in 1939 by Dorothea Lange. The location was the Yakima Valley, in Washington state.

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The Revenge Of Puff

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 30, 2017









The national organization for marriage (NOM) wants to keep marriage as a man and woman type of thing. They have a right to say that, and to have rallies where they say that. This is America. You are entitled to your opinion, no matter how stupid it is.

What you are NOT entitled to is the unfettered use of copyrighted material. Someone heard a recording of Peter, Paul, and Mary singing “This land is your land” at a NOM sponsored homonomo happening. They sent a letter to Peter Yarrow, who sent a cease and desist letter to NOM. It was co signed by Paul Stookey. Mary Travers passed away last year.

Mr. Stookey wrote “The Wedding Song”, which is as common at weddings as inedible cake. The song…written years before same sex marriage became an issue…does talk about a woman and a man. It also says “Whenever two or more of you are gathered in his name, there is love”. With royalty revenue from that song, Mr. Stookey has a selfish interest in the institution of marriage remaining healthy. Or perhaps, an increase in those revenues from gay marriages.

As it turns out, author Woody Guthrie never renewed the copyright to TLIYL, and the song is public domain. However, the recorded version by PPM is copyrighted, and belongs to the artists. If they don’t like the way it is being used, they have every right to object.

Mr. Guthrie was not a Republican. He wrote TLIYL as a response to “G-d Bless America” a radio hit of the early forties. The original title was “G-d blessed America for me”. There are lines about private property, that are not included in the popular versions. Somehow, this song is considered a patriotic standard. Grammar school chorus class would not be the same without it.

This is a repost from 2010. In the past seven years, same sex marriage has become legal, and profitable. Pictures are from The Library of Congress, a branch of federal big government.


Coat Of Many Colors

Posted in Library of Congress, Music, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 29, 2017








PG saw a story, and thought about the song, “Coat of many colors”. The b side was by Porter Wagoner, “Coat of many sequins”. COMC is about a woman who is too poor to buy her little girl a coat at the store, so she makes a quilt. The other kids make fun of her, but little Dolly knows that the coat is really made of love.
The song talks about a story in the Bible. PG had heard about the story, but didn’t remember the details. He must have been daydreaming in Sunday School when that story was taught. With the help of google, Genesis 37 appears, as if by magic. Pass the popcorn.

2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report.
3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.
4 And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.

Ok, hold on for a minute. Israel had at least two wives. The Biblical definition of marriage must be between a man and two women.
The story gets a bit weird here. Joseph has this dream, where he becomes the boss hog brother. The other brothers decide something needs to be done, that Joseph needs to die. Reuben tries to help Joseph, and has a plan to save him. Joseph is stripped of the coat of many colors, and placed in a pit, with no water. Before Reuben can sneak Joseph out of the pit, a camel caravan comes by. Twenty pieces of silver change hands, and Joseph is sold into slavery. The brothers decide to pull a cover up, and make it look like Joseph was dead. Reuben made another sandwich.

31 And they took Joseph’s coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood;
32 And they sent the coat of many colours, and they brought it to their father; and said, This have we found: know now whether it be thy son’s coat or no.
33 And he knew it, and said, It is my son’s coat; an evil beast hath devoured him; Joseph is without doubt rent in pieces.
34 And Jacob rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his loins, and mourned for his son many days.
35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

This feature was originally posted in 2012. The pictures, from The Library of Congress, are 5 years older. Dolly Parton is 5 years younger.







Scarier Than Bless Her Heart

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 28, 2017


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A Sad Event

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 27, 2017

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It is with the saddest heart that I must pass on the following news. Please join me in remembering a great icon of the entertainment community. The Pillsbury Doughboy died yesterday of a yeast infection, and trauma complications from repeated pokes in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin. The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.

Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects, including Mrs.Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins, Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain Crunch. The grave site was piled high with flours. Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man who never knew how much he was kneaded.

Doughboy rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at times, he was still a crusty old man and was considered a roll model for millions.

Doughboy is survived by his wife, Play Dough, two children, John Dough and Jane Dough, plus they had one in the oven. He is also survived by his elderly dad, Pop Tart.

I am not clever enough to compose the above piece. Credit is hereby given to whoever wrote it. This is a repost. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. The spell check suggestion for Doughboy is Doughnut.

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Hair

Posted in History, Library of Congress, Race by chamblee54 on August 26, 2017

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There is a tasteful feature on the innertubes now, A Few Good Reasons Why White People Should Not Wear “Mohawks” or Dreadlocks. Yes, this is another polemic about cultural appropriation. If you want to skip the text, and look at the pictures, no one will get mad. Or get even. If you read the text, you might get odd. It is your choice.

The gist of the tract is
“When white people wear “Mohawks” or dreadlocks it twists those hairstyles into symbols of privilege rather than symbols of survival and resistance.” Little is known about why the Natives of Upstate New York wore their hair the way they did. Isn’t calling this hair choice “symbols of survival and resistance” playing into the game of misunderstanding non European cultures? Anthropology is not an exact science.
The tract is not well written. Maybe the author feels like using good grammar is appropriating someone else’s culture.

There is one part of the tract that had PG shaking his buzz cut head.
This is a free country. Can’t I do whatever I want? This country has never been free for people of color/non-white people. Certainly, you can choose wear your hair however you want. Historically, however, people of color have not been able to make that choice. This is not why the Bronner Brothers are multi millionaires. Black Americans spend more on hair care products than the gross national product of many African countries.
Both mohawks and dreadlocks are high maintenance affairs. After his struggles with shoulder length redneck curls, PG is not about to shave the sides of a beaver tail every day. And dreadlocks have always seemed to be just a bit on the dirty side. The rastas are welcome to wear dreadlocks, as long as they pass the spliff.

One thing PG has wondered was answered as a result of this polemic. Did the Mohawk tribe really wear their hair that way? When you type “Did the Mohawk… ” into google, the rest of the phrase to pop up is “Did the Mohawk Indians have mohawks?” Someone else has wondered the same thing. Wikipedia has more information.

The mohawk (also referred to as a mohican in British English) is a hairstyle in which, in the most common variety, both sides of the head are shaven, leaving a strip of noticeably longer hair in the center. Though mohawk is associated mostly with punk rock subculture, today it has entered mainstream fashion. The mohawk is also sometimes referred to as an iro in reference to the Iroquois, from whom the hairstyle is derived – though historically the hair was plucked out rather than shaved. … The Mohawk and the rest of the Iroquois confederacy (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Tuscarora and Oneida) in fact wore a square of hair on the back of the crown of the head. The Mohawk did not shave their heads when creating this square of hair, but rather pulled the hair out, small tufts at a time. … Therefore a true hairstyle of the Mohawks was one of plucked-out hair, leaving a three-inch square of hair on the back crown of the head with three short braids of hair decorated.

They didn’t shave the sides of the head, they plucked the hair out. That does eliminate the need to shave the sides of your head every day. This is not the way the fashion conscious hair people do the modern mohawk. The question arises if this non authentic hairstyle is really cultural appropriation.

Part of the polemic took a question and answer format.
“But, I wear my hair this way as a statement against oppressive cultures and governments. How is that racist?” “You can take a stand against oppression and dominant cultures without appropriating the cultures of the people being hurt by them. Appropriation actually enforces oppression, it does not stand against it. Appropriation is part of the problem, not part of the solution”
To paraphrase this, you can be anti racist without proudly avoiding high maintenance hairdoos. Especially one that bears little resemblance to the actual article.












There was a statement in yesterday’s post . “Black Americans spend more on hair care products than the gross national product of many African countries.” This was tossed out in a careless moment, which is not a good thing to do. Today’s post is an investigation. For purposes of this report, America’s gross national product is the republican party.

Finding out how much African Americans spend on hair care is more google intensive than this slack reporter imagined. Madame Noire has a feature, Black Women Spend Half a Trillion Dollars on Haircare and Weaves! Why? “Black women spend half a trillion dollars to keep our hairstyles tight, our weaves looking good and our “kitchens” tamed. Why do we do this?” The $500 billion figure might include pain and suffering. Target Market News is more conservative, reporting “Personal Care Products and Services – $6.66 billion”.

In the chatter about a Chris Rock movie, Good Hair, the phrase “9 billion dollar hair trade industry” is used. The Magazine Publishers of America report that advertising spending on “Hair Products & Accessories” was $1,242,700 in 2007.

The short answers are “a lot”, and “we don’t know”. It is probably less that $500 Billion. For the purposes of this feature, we will go with a conservative estimate. This would be Target Market News. Since not all “Personal Care Products and Services” are hair related, we will call our number Five Billion. This is probably a conservative figure, but for our purposes it will do.

The second part of the statement was “Black Americans spend more on hair care products than the gross national product of many African countries.” The numbers come from Wikipedia and the International Money Fund. There are sixteen African countries with GNP less than $5 billion. They include: Mauritania, Swaziland, Togo, Eritrea, Lesotho, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Liberia, Seychelles, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Comoros, and São Tomé and Príncipe. The last seven have a GNP less than the amount spent advertising hair products and accessories for Black Americans.

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

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Rhetoric Over History

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive, History, Race by chamblee54 on August 25, 2017


The symbolic fight today is over Confederate monuments. The high octane rhetoric is heard loud and clear. There is even historic revisionism. “…the real motivation was: to physically symbolize white terror against blacks.” PG finds this reasoning tough to believe. It sounds like another argument, from another symbolic battle. History likes to repeat herself.

In 1993, a movement emerged to change the Georgia state flag. At the time, the Saint Andrews cross, aka the Confederate flag, was on one side of the flag. Many people were offended by this flag, Many people liked this flag, and wanted to keep it. The argument went on for a few years.

In 2001, a new flag was adopted. The 2001 flag was even uglier than the old flag. The 2001 flag was rammed through the legislature. Part of this change was a law, protecting state monuments. “When Georgia took the Confederate battle symbol off the state flag in 2001, part of the compromise lawmakers struck was a new state law that protected Confederate memorials and monuments from being removed, relocated or even altered.” This law did not apply to the state flag, which was changed again in 2003. The current flag is similar to another Confederate flag.

When the flag change movement got started, a bit of historic revision was introduced. The story was that the legislature changed the state flag as a protest against desegregation. The first page of google does not have any of the 1993 rhetoric. This article sums up some of these arguments. The talk was louder, and angrier, in 1993.

PG never did believe the argument that the flag was changed as a protest. PG accepted that the flag was offensive to many, and did not object to changing it. However, he does not like to be lied to. If the flag was offensive to a large part of the state, why would you need to rewrite history? The 1956 legislature was a gnarly bunch… crooked, alcoholic, racist, and overwhelmingly Democratic. If anything else, they were not smart enough to change the flag as a protest. In 1956, protest was not the national pastime. Not everything had a hidden meaning.

Microfilm may wear out, but it does not lie. PG found an article announcing the change in the Atlanta Constitution. There was no mention of protesting integration. The fishwrapper, and the politicians, spoke about honoring the Confederacy.

The argument over changing the state flag was totally symbolic. The issues that affect communities of color, and communities without color, were not affected. Economic opportunity, equitable justice, access to housing and education… none of these life or death issues were affected by having the Saint Andrews cross on the state flag. The squabbling over the state flag was a proxy fight over black vs white. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. Most of today’s photos are from 1954 – 1956.

She Always Carries Jonquils

Posted in Book Reports, Georgia History, GSU photo archive by chamblee54 on August 24, 2017






PG found Archival Atlanta: Electric Street Dummies, the Great Stonehenge Explosion, Nerve Tonics, and Bovine Laws : Forgotten Facts and Well-Kept Secrets from Our City’s Past at the Chamblee library. There are always more stories to be heard. This repost has pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. It is written like Margaret Mitchell.

In the 1840s, the Western and Atlantic railroad wanted to hook up with the Central of Georgia railroad. The spot for the meeting was called Terminus. One idea was to name the town for William Lumpkin, a former Georgia Governor and a railroad executive. Lumpkinville sounded bad in the mouth, and the new town was named “Marthasville”, after the daughter of the Governor. (Martha is buried in Oakland Cemetery.) Few people liked this name, and someone decided that the feminine form of Atlantic was Atlanta. Unlike the state flag, this is unlikely to change.

The new town prospered, and recovered from the unpleasantness of 1864. In 1875, there was a problem with stray cows. The answer was the “1875 Cow Ordinance”. The law required that cows be kept in a pen at night. A fine of two dollars was assessed for every stray cow that was caught.

About this time, there were a few very busy railroad tracks going through downtown. People were getting tired of waiting for the trains to go through. One by one, viaducts were built over the tracks, creating a forgotten ground floor. This was built up into Underground Atlanta in the sixties, which was red hot for a while, then cooled off, and is now so so.

In 1897, J.W. Alexander was the first person in town to own a “horseless carriage”. One day, he decided to take a ride to East Point. A mule objected, and kicked man and machine into a ditch.

It is a rule that all history books about Atlanta have to discuss Coca Cola and Gone With The Wind. There are only so many stories to go around. This book tells of an Alpharetta farmer who bought the Tara set from MGM. He stored in a barn, the location of which was a secret. Betty Talmadge wanted to buy it, and the price went from $375k to $5k. After a while, the sale was finalized. There was only one problem…the farmer died, and never told anyone where the barn was. Mrs. Talmadge got the money from her husband’s overcoat, went to Alpharetta, and found the barn. The set was moved into another secret location, where it was in 1996, when Archival Atlanta was published, at an undisclosed local location.

Sam and William Venable owned Stone Mountain, and had a quarry there. (The Ku Klux Klan held meetings on the mountain.) (The spell check suggestion for Ku Klux is Kook Klutz.) Sam built a large granite house at 1410 Ponce de Leon Avenue, and stocked it with ammunition. He thought a race war was on the way, and wanted to be prepared. One night, a chimney overheated. The roof caught on fire. The explosives in the attic exploded, and took the roof off. The house was repaired, Mr. Venable died, and the house became part of a Lutheran church.

One of the few ante bellum houses in Atlanta is near Grant Park. It was once owned by Lemuel Grant, who donated the land for the park. He stays in a large marble house in Oakland Cemetery now. The Grant Park house was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. John Marsh, in partnership with Boyd Eugene Taylor. After the death of Mrs. Marsh (also known as Margaret Mitchell), she was known to visit the house.
“Margaret just wanders through the house, looking things over. She never talks, and she always carries jonquils. The first night she came I was very shocked. I went out to her grave at Oakland Cemetery the next day. I’d never been to the house before. But I was almost certain of what I’d find. The plot is covered by a bed of jonquils.”






Fortnight

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on August 23, 2017

Who Ran The Slave Trade?

Posted in GSU photo archive, History, Race, The Internet, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 22, 2017


PG was just hanging out, minding his own business, when he saw a bit of twitter synchronicity. This is when you see two tweets together, with no apparent causal relationship, but that seem to make a statement. The two tweets were: @iamduanus The best lies are the ones so despicable people get ostracized for questioning their validity…..or so I’ve heard @brolykogan_ Jews started and monopolized the slave trade, Jews have always been the archenemy of African people. @iamduanus did not reply. @brolykogan_ did.

@BrolyKoganHotep Are you saying that the Jews who wrote of this in their own histories were lying? Wouldn’t that be antisemitic?
@chamblee54 do you have a link for that? this was twitter synchronicity, not a judgement of truth
Dr. Tony Martin – The Jewish Role in the African Slave Trade
@BrolyKoganHotep The Dutch West India company was a Jewish venture. Christopher Columbus was a Jew, Jews owned the sugar plantations and rum distilleries
@BrolyKoganHotep Slave auctions were never held on Jewish holidays, Jews manufactured the shackles and ships, Jews worked in tandem with Arabs throughout

Speculative history is a sketchy affair. When Jews are involved, it gets sketchier. PG found an item about the Rothschild bank recently, Why Was The War Fought? The concept here is that the Rothschilds made money on the War Between the States. This may, or may not, be true.

Did Jews “monopolize” the slave trade? A bit of research shows that while some slave traders may have been Jewish, the overall operation was not run by Jews. One claim may have a bit of truth to it. Some evidence suggests that Christopher Columbus was a Jew who converted during the Spanish Inquisition. As for slave auctions and Jewish holidays, who knows? (These two tweets provide a bit of information. Unfortunately, no source is shown.) Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

Cross The Road

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on August 22, 2017

Those Clowns In Virginia

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 21, 2017


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In order, that list is: hotter, lesbian, bb (internet-speak for “baby”), sexism, tits, anal, marrying, feminazi, slut, hot, vagina, boobs, pregnant, pregnancy, cute, marry, levy, gorgeous, horny, crush, beautiful, secretary, dump, shopping, date, nonprofit, intentions, sexy, dated and prostitute. ~ Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in Economics ~ Stephen Foster’s Lucky Toes ~ UVa Employee Suffers a Stroke After Campus Clash With White Supremacists ~ U.S. Generals Lead Unprecedented Revolt Against Trump, Their Commander in Chief ~ @chamblee54 @bdmcclay @AryehCW I enjoyed show ~ It was interesting to learn about small size of the park. ~ White people, here are 10 requests from a Black Lives Matter leader ~ Colin Kaepernick has never registered to vote in any election ~ Georgia Hate Map: Group Shows Active Racist Organizations ~ Second Kissimmee Police Officer dies after Friday night shooting ~ Malik Mohammad Ali ~ Everett Glenn Miller: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ~ the Talking Heads ~ @bostonpolice #BPD is asking individuals to refrain from throwing urine, bottles and other harmful projectiles at our officers. ~ Women’s Suffrage Leaders Left Out Black Women ~ Slavery And Global Warming ~ Rhett Butler “I told you once before that there were two times for making big money, one in the up-building of a country and the other in its destruction. Slow money on the up-building, fast money in the crack-up. Remember my words. Perhaps they may be of use to you some day. (Rhett Butler)” ~ Two President Who Died Defying the Rothschilds ~ Open Thread: Buckhead’s party era officially died 10 years ago. What’s your wildest memory? ~ personal news ~ After Gemmel Moore’s Death, New Victim Comes Forward and Recounts Ed Buck’s ‘Gates of Hell’ ~ tesselations ~ Calling those clowns in Virginia Nazis is a stretch. World War 2 Germany was a serious war machine. The tiki torch boys don’t even come close. ~ Why do you flatter the tiki torch boys by calling them nazis? Their star performer was kicked out of the army for failing to meet standards ~ There is a video, which I cannot find now. The policeman was standing in front of an angry mob. People were yelling at him. One person was asking whether he thought a police killing was murder. The policeman kept his cool. He did not let people further damage the monument. This monument was built to celebrate the reconciliation of the north and the south. In effect, it celebrates the abolition of slavery. This is the statue that the mob labelled a confederate monument, worthy of destruction. Yes the policeman is a hero. ~ Mental Health 101: Ignore Donald Trump. ~ When the EC was conceived, “majority vote” had not been invented. ~ antifa is getting a free pass, and are going to be emboldened the next time something happens… i just want to know what the deal is with james fields was he paid to ram that car into those people, was he ordered to by some higher up, is he just a loose cannon that snapped, is he working for the government? i vote for loose cannon that snapped, with the tiki torch crowd getting the blame he certainly took this thing to another level ~ King George III disagrees. ~ Is there a video of arrest of James Fields, and the helicopter crash? There is a video of everything else that weekend in VA @handymayhem ~ racist isn’t working anymore so they have to say nazi, or that word that rhymes with trigger ~ is #antifa communist? Once, pre mature antifacist meant communist ~ The uncritical support for antifa is troubling. ~ Was this the Piedmont Park incident? I did not see that in the videos I saw. ~ 4 free articles remaining Not A Subscriber? Become One Today! Click here to register for 5 additional free articles every 30 days. To sign in to your account Click here. ~ Too much food for thought can lead to mental indigestion ~ There is a meme. It shows a picture of American soldiers making an amphibious landing. This is being compared to the people who fought with the protesters in Charlottesville. The soldiers were wading onto a beach while being killed by machine guns. The anti-protesters were throwing feces at overweight idiots. Please stop making this comparison. It is an insult to our fighting men, and, frankly, an insult to the Germans they were fighting. ~ Hmm I have heard LOTS of opinions this week about C-ville. I may skip over this, to get to the stories…. The old saying is that opinions are like assholes, every body has got one. Kevin, we all know how much you like butts. Maybe you can talk more about butts more, and less about political opinions. ~ Did anyone ever say, in 2012, that if you vote for Romney you are a racist? A mixed race man won that election ~ Kevin I was only able to listen to 8:44 of your message about Charlottesville. I agree with some of what you said. I disagree with some of what you said. I feel that many things you said were true, but not especially relevant to the incident. However, what I did not hear was anything I had not heard before. ~ People are encouraged to speak up. It is said that if you are silent, you are encouraging the bad guys. I disagree. If you feel that you must add to the noise, without bringing understanding, that you are contributing to the alienation. There is an old saying… if you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all. … There is a lot of rhetoric going around. You are certainly entitled to your opinion, and there are some who will benefit from listening. However, I am not one of them. … There is another old saying… opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. We know how much Kevin Allison likes butts. I hope you are not as fond of your political opinions as you are that body part. It is much more entertaining, and causes less emotional turmoil, to hear you talk about butts. ~ @dadtellsjokes I’m thinking about getting a new haircut… I’m going to mullet over. ~ “richard spencer started this whole thing and caused three people to die.” James Fields is probably a loose cannon. While Mr. Spencer is a yukky person, and it is convenient to blame him, is the action by Mr. Fields really the fault of Mr. Spencer? And how did Mr. Spencer cause the helicopter to crash? ~ Please tell all the contacts in your messenger list not to accept Jayden K. Smith friendship request. He is a hacker and has the system connected to your Facebook account. If one of your contacts accepts it, you will also be hacked, so make sure that all your friends know it. Thanks. Forwarded as received. ~ Hold your finger down on the message. At the bottom in the middle it will say forward. Hit that then click on the names of those in your list and it will send to them Chat Conversation End Type a message… ~ “What else do you need?” Maybe an arrest warrant from the Charlottesville Police. ~ KimKierkegaardashian‏ @KimKierkegaard To be a genius on twitter is to be misunderstood ~ Thomas Jefferson did more than own slaves. ~ @ChrchCurmudgeon If you need to know something about the history of candles, you can look it up on wickipedia. You could burn up hours. ~ @chamblee54 @GlennLoury @JohnHMcWhorter between taping & broadcasting this comment, two policemen were shot dead in Florida ~ both DJT and BHO enabled the Saudi slaughter in Yemen ~ Hitler was a good entertainer/motivator, but a lousy military strategist. Hopefully, we won’t get to make that comparison. ~ On a related note, whatever rude things you say about the Germans in WW2, they were a tough army. It is preposterous to call these alt-right clowns nazis. And very few people make that distinction. And to take antifa throwing urine at the alt-right, and say that is the same thing as the D-Day landing, is an insult to the men who fought there, on both sides. ~ @dadtellsjokes Did you hear about the Italian chef who died? He pasta way ~ @datassque yall tired of boiling water every time you make pasta? boil a few gallons at the beginning of the week and freeze it for later. ~ That is a bad comparison. The soldiers in that picture were greeted with machine guns, and suffered heavy casualties. Antifa was greeted with clubs and angry talk. That meme is an insult to the fighting men, on both sides, of that landing. ~ pictures for this waste of time and bandwidth are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. ~ selah