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The Time PG Voted For Casey Cagle

Posted in Georgia History, Library of Congress, Politics by chamblee54 on February 28, 2018

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@CaseyCagle “I will kill any tax legislation that benefits @Delta unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with @NRA. Corporations cannot attack conservatives and expect us not to fight back.” Lowell S. “Casey” Cagle is running for Governor of Georgia. He recently gave a twitter performance, and got a lot of attention. The effect of this tweet is not yet known. Delta Airlines is a major force in Georgia, and knows how to play the game. It might not get this particular tax cut, but it will get another one.
Mr. Cagle has been Lieutenant Governor for twelve years. While this may seem like shameless payroll riding, it should be noted that “ZigZag” Zell Miller held this position sixteen years before being promoted to Governor. While researching this fact, PG realized that he might have actually voted for Mr. Cagle. Here is the story, from a previous edition of Chamblee54.

Ralph Reed is a professional Christian, the youthful looking head of publicity groups. At one time he was the big dog at something called the Christian Coalition. He left that to start his own consulting company…. In 2006, Mr. Reed ran for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. He lost to Casey Cagle, whose shoelaces become untied. When the Republican Primary was held that year, PG felt obliged to help put an early stop to Mr. Reed’s ambitions.

The problem lies in the primary system. In Georgia, you must choose either Democrat or Republican, and in the inevitable runoff, vote in the same party. To help Mr. Reed spend more time with his family, PG needed to vote Republican. There was a race on the Democratic side which was important. Hank Johnson was running against Cynthia McKinney. While PG used to like Miss McKinney, after a while the joke grew old. She needed to retire. While Mr. Johnson won the runoff, PG would have liked to help. The bottom line is, Ralph Reed cost PG his last chance to vote against Cynthia McKinney.

Mr. Cagle won the 2006 election. He soon began to run for Governor. This is what the Lieutenant Governor does. Unfortunately, his campaign ran into some difficulties, and he was forced to settle for two more terms as Lieutenant Governor.

“Her departure from Cagle’s staff had to do with the fact that this couple was caught in the act at the Capitol in Cagle’s office by a secretary, Laurie Sparks. Dewberry claimed she was “tying Casey’s shoes” under his desk. … Then, to everyone’s surprise, Cagle announces he is dropping out of the race in August 2009 because of a severe degenerative spinal disorder … Cagle’s spinal injury cleared up sure enough so that he could run the 2010 Peachtree Road Race and his statewide campaign. … Recently, another tryst involving female staff members occurred in the 2009 legislative session. The scuffle that ensued ended when the police broke up the fight. Apparently, one young intern who was sleeping with Cagle found out that another staff member was riding the Cagle Express too. An open records request was recently filed seeking information on the incident, which Cagle’s office has subsequently ignored. Instead of thinking about education or jobs, Cagle was engaging in sexual relations with two young female members of his office which allegedly ended in a “Cheaters” style brawl that was only broken up when the police were involved.”

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

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Peachtree Street

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on February 27, 2018






PG finished a book, Peachtree Street-Atlanta. The author is William Bailey Williford, and it was published by the University of Georgia Press in 1962. PG found this at the Chamblee library, and this is probably the best way to find this book today. (Reissued by UGA Press.)

How this road got the name Peachtree is a good question. Most peaches grow south of the fall line. The story goes that there was a Creek Indian village called Standing Peachtree, located where Peachtree Creek runs into the Chattahoochee. During the war of 1812 Fort Peachtree stood there.

There was a trail that ran from Buckhead to an intersection with the Sandtown Trail, at what is now Five Points. A short distance south of this intersection was a settlement known as White Hall. For many years, Peachtree Street south of Five Points was known as Whitehall Road. At some point in the last thirty years, a decision was made to change Whitehall to Peachtree. It did not help the rundown condition of Whitehall Street.

In 1835 Governor Wilson Lumpkin decided that a railroad that would be centered near the junction of Peachtree Trail and Sandtown Trail. The new town was named “Marthasville”, after the daughter of the Governor. Martha Lumpkin resides in Oakland Cemetery today.

The village was soon renamed Atlanta, which was a feminine form of Atlantic. Houses, churches, and businesses were soon built on Peachtree Road. In 1856, Richard Peters built a flour mill. To insure a steady supply of firewood, he bought four hundred acres of land, for five dollars an acre. The land was between Eighth Street, North Avenue, Argonne Avenue, and Atlantic Drive.

Another pioneer citizen with a large landholding was George Washington (Wash) Collier. Mr. Collier bought 202 acres for $150 in 1847. The land was between West Peachtree, Fourteenth Street, Piedmont Road, Montgomery Ferry Road, and the Rhodes Center. Much of the land was used for the development of Ansley Park.





In 1854, Atlanta entertained, for the first time, a man who had been President. On May 2, Millard Fillmore arrived from Augusta on a private rail car.

There was some unpleasantness in 1864, which we will not concern ourselves with.

In 1866, there was a shocking murder. John Plaster was found dead, in an area known as “tight squeeze”. This was an area of shanties, at the present location of Crescent Avenue and Tenth Street. A hundred years later, this was near “the strip”, Atlanta’s hippie district, also called “Tight Squeeze”.

As the nineteenth century rolled along, many mansions were built on Peachtree Street. The road was paved, and streetcars ran up and down. Automobiles came, and came, and came. An expressway was built in the 1950’s, and quickly became obsolete. One by one, the mansions were torn down and replaced with businesses and churches.

The book was written in 1962, when the party was just getting started. The High Museum was known then as the Atlanta Art Association. In June of 1962, a plane full of prominent Atlanta residents crashed in Paris, killing all on board. As a memorial to those people, the Memorial Arts Center on Peachtree, at Fifteenth Street, was built.

Another phenomenon which is not explained by the book is the custom of naming everything here Peachtree. There are countless streets and institutions named for a fruit tree that likes warmer climates. Atlanta has a one street skyline, that stretches from Five Points to Peachtree Dunwoody Road, almost at the city limits. PG lives a quarter mile off Peachtree, in Dekalb County, and has no idea why Peachtree is a magic word.

Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. and The Library of Congress. This is the annual repost.





When Walmart Comes To Target

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on February 26, 2018

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Two Women bickering in Target over Phone etiquette ~ Colorism in the Latinx Community! ~ with one email ~ Critical Performativity in the Field ~ repost ~ How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday According to an article linked in that story, ( Strange Fruit: the first great protest song ) Miss Holliday had a no-good husband who snitched her out to the authorities. Also, the arrest was in 1947, after she had been performing “Strange Fruit” for a number of years. While I have no doubt that Harry Anslinger was a gnarly piece of work, I think this article exaggerates his influence. (I should note that the same article says that Judy Garland was a heroin addict. While she certainly had a substance problem, I have never heard that it includes heroin. Google was no help with this one.) ~ The Strange Story Of The Man Behind ‘Strange Fruit’ The story of Abel Meerpol is worth telling as well. He later adopted the children of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. 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We’d love to hear eyewitness acounts, the history behind an article. ~ .@n8mask .@homegrownpoetry .@GoHomeRyanJ Listened to your show on .@litandbruised the North Carolina @WaffleHouse story may explain the snark about white people who like dancing more than deodorant I also got some multi tasking in, as the attached picture shows ~ The consumption of too much food for thought can lead to mental indigestion. ~ My parents watched “The Billy Graham Crusade” every time it was on Channel 5. The message was always the same. Another icon of my childhood is gone. ~ Is creating a meme the facebook version of thoughts and prayers? ~ People ~ who like to be seen denouncing racism love to hate the kkk. Nothing you say about the bedsheet boys is out of bounds. The truth is that the kkk has as much influence, and respect, as the bad guys in professional wrestling. The kkk is a fashion challenged version of the westboro baptist church. You have to wonder why people get so much enjoyment from trash talking the klan. Maybe this is a distraction for their own unresolved racial conflicts. ~ A couple of months ago, a miracle happened. The ac adapter to some computer speakers wore out. The ac adapter to a formerly router fit the computer speakers. This will never happen again in my lifetime. ~ “What causes such a leap in logic?” Facebook ~ Howard C. Stevenson 5:06 If you look at the neuroscience research which says that when we are racially threatened, our brains go on lockdown, and we dehumanize black and brown people. 11:46 JS: And think that you’re, “You don’t look — you don’t look like you’re …” It’s like they’re saying that “You don’t look right, so I guess I have the right to disrespect you.” … HS: Yeah, and that’s what we call, we call that racism. 1232 HS: Yes, Julian, Daddy meant white people when I said, “other people,” all right? ~ this is the poem from last night at java monkey:
these are the #signsofaneighborfromhell ~ dog tries to kill one more chicken
brimstone barbeque with a gnarly smell ~ cooked on a charcoal grill in the kitchen
sacrifice of goats while you are sleeping ~ has a personal relationship with jesus
horns on the head pointy tail squeaking ~ talking in tongues about his penis
she knocks to ask you for a cup of meth ~ grumpy postal worker with bad breath
big hair honey smokes marlboro butts ~ all the little boys have mullet haircuts
she lights the garden grill with her finger ~ fat children ask if are you a swinger
pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. ~ selah

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#SignsOfANeighborFromHell Part One

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on February 25, 2018

Killed By Police February 25

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on February 25, 2018

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20 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 163 Ryan Batchelder 164 Nathaniel Montoya 165 Arthur Joseph Gonzales 166 167 Abel L. Martinez 168 Jason Seavers 169 Ernest Manuel Montelongo 170 Thomas Vincent Alvarez 171 Lawrence Shaw 172 Jason Stevens 173 Trey Pringle 174 Glenn Tyndell 175 Lonnie Smith Jr., 176 Michael Andrew Schieffer 177 Edward Hallinan 178 Joshua D. Babb 179 Ian Frederick Sagucio 180 Jacob Uptain 181 Mario Dantoni Bass 182 Douglas Kemp Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

9 of the victims were white. (163, 164, 168, 169, 172, 176, 178, 179, 180) 4 of the victims were black. (173, 174, 175, 181) The race of 7 of the victims is unknown. (165, 166, 167, 170, 171, 177, 182)

8 of the victims fired at an officer. (166, 168, 169, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178) 7 of the victims displayed a weapon. (163, 165, 167, 170, 171, 180, 182) 7 of the victims were in a car chase (163, 164, 169, 170, 172, 174, 176) A taser was used on 4 victims (171, 173, 178, 179) 3 of the victims died without a shot being fired. (172, 173, 179) 2 of the victims were in a domestic dispute (174, 178)

“Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin was killed in Brandywine MD, Wednesday morning.” “Corporal Ramzziddin stepped in to help a neighbor who was being threatened by her estranged husband this morning outside of her home on Chadsey Lane in Brandywine. During that encounter, the suspect who was armed with a shotgun, shot Corporal Ramzziddin. Our officer tragically died on the scene. The female neighbor wasn’t hurt. After shooting our officer, the suspect, 37-year-old Glenn Tyndell … fled the scene in a black SUV. A short time later,Charles County Sheriff’s officers observed the suspects SUV on Berry Road near Bensville Road and began a pursuit. That pursuit led back into Prince George’s County where our officers joined the pursuit. Tyndell bailed from his SUV on Indian Head Highway near Old Fort Road and there was an exchange of gunfire and Tyndell was fatally wounded. No other officers were hurt. Tyndell had three open warrants for second degree assault. He was employed by Metro as a mechanic.” video (174)

“Nathaniel Montoya, 23, of Las Cruces was wanted for questioning following a murder Friday night in the 2300 block of Sambrano Avenue. Saturday, police spotted a van matching the description of Montoya’s, and made a traffic stop, according to the press release. Montoya attempted to flee, and a high-speed chase began. The purple van progressed west on Lohman Avenue and entered the parking lot of the Valero Corner Store, 1401 E. Lohman Ave., at a high rate of speed … The van, driven by Montoya, struck a parked vehicle in the convenience store parking lot, ending the chase, police said. A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Several vehicles in the parking lot were also damaged, police said. At least one LCPD officer fired several rounds and struck Montoya, police said.” video (164)

“The incident began when officers responded to a call involving a person with a gun Thursday afternoon, police said. When they arrived at a home near Gilbert and Broadway roads, they found a man waving a handgun and rifle as he made “incoherent statements,” Rasheta said. After a SWAT team arrived to help secure the area, a shooting took place in front of the house, Rasheta said. He said the man ran inside, then was seen in back of the house with a gun, “posing a threat.” A second shooting then took place, Rasheta said. Police took the man into custody following the second shooting. He was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, Rasheta said. Police have not said whether the man fired at officers. Officers discovered about 60 firearms inside the home.” (165)

“Seattle police say someone called 911 to report a car prowl near Bryant Elementary School. Police detective Mark Jamieson says an officer chased the suspect (Jason Seavers) – who turned and started shooting. One officer fired back, but the suspect got away. Investigators later got a call about a home break-in, several blocks away on 28th Avenue NE. When officers caught up with the suspect again, he allegedly tried to drive away and crashed. “As officers were going up to effect the arrest, that’s when the shots were fired,” Jamieson told reporters. He says a total of two officers fired at the suspect; one after the alleged car burglary, and the other after the crash.” video (168)

“Coroner Clayton Cobler identified the man Tuesday as 33-year-old Jason Stevens of Meridian. … The chase happened a little before 2 p.m. Monday when a Meridian police officer tried to make a traffic stop, and the driver took off near Old 8th Street Road. The driver lost control of his car just outside city limits on North Lakeland Drive and went into a ditch. Sgt. Dareall Thompson says multiple passengers bailed out of the car and ran away while the officer tried to arrest the driver. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun says a Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officer came by and tried to help the officer. There was a struggle to take the man into custody while the subject tried to get into the Wildlife and Fisheries truck. The man was finally arrested and put in the back of an MPD vehicle. Calhoun says sometime later, an officer realized the man was in distress. He was taken to the emergency room and later declared dead. “Coroner Clayton Cobler says Stevens was injured when he wrecked his car during that chase, but Cobler doesn’t believe that directly led to his death. “The description of the way he was acting and things like that make me think possible drug use,” Cobler says. ” Just viewing the body, yes there was some trauma there, but it certainly wasn’t enough to cause death. Something made his heart shut off, and I don’t believe it was trauma.” (172)

“On Feb. 17, a relative of Trey Pringle called 911 to report that Pringle was allegedly “out of control, injured, bleeding and in need of medical assistance” after breaking items inside a home on Detour Road … When deputies arrived and attempted to restrain Pringle, he punched one of the deputies in the head and injured another deputy’s ankle, the report stated. Pringle lost consciousness after being tased and physically restrained by the two deputies and the other first responders at the scene, according to the release. He was then transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital, where he died at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the coroner’s office.” (173)

“Westmoreland County detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Greensburg man Thursday as city police arrested him for breaking into Greensburg Salem Middle School. Detectives are interviewing the four Greensburg police officers who were injured while arresting Ian Frederick Sagucio, 35, at his home, District Attorney John Peck said. “We were called to the scene (Thursday) because it appeared Ian Sagucio was in distress as a result of the arrest,” Peck said. Sagucio became unresponsive after officers handcuffed him following a violent struggle, police Chief Chad Zucco said in a news release. Officers attempted to revive him, but Sagucio was pronounced dead at 11:10 a.m. in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. … Police were summoned to the middle school Thursday morning after Superintendent Eileen Amato noticed that an electronic keypad on a door entryway appeared to have been tampered with. Students stayed in their homerooms. … Administrators and police began examining video surveillance at 8 a.m. Thursday and noticed that a man had broken into the building and wandered the halls from about 5:41 a.m. to 6 a.m. … Police recognized the man from previous run-ins and identified him as Sagucio. Authorities said he just walked the school hallways. “Officers had dealt with Sagucio several times, including twice in the previous 24 hours, in which Sagucio was acting irrational and had erratic behavior,” … In a criminal complaint for an unrelated Sept. 30 allegation, Sagucio admitted to police that he has a history of abusing Coricidin HBP cough and cold medicine, known as Triple C, a medicine made for people with high blood pressure that can cause hallucinations and dissociative effects when taken in large doses. Sagucio fought with three city policemen attempting to arrest him then and was charged with aggravated assault and related offenses. On Thursday, officers went to his home and found that Sagucio was “extremely agitated and irate,” Zucco said in the release. Police did not say where the home is located. An “intense struggle” ensued, and Sagucio “violently resisted officers” for four to five minutes, police said. Officers attempted to use a Taser, but it did not have an effect, Zucco said. Officers eventually handcuffed Sagucio, who appeared to be having a medical emergency, Zucco said. Police unsuccessfully attempted to revive him.” (179)

“Around 9 a.m. members of the U.S. Marshal’s Capital Area Regional Task Force attempted to serve Mario Dantoni Bass 11 warrants —the most recent, for a domestic related abduction. Police say Bass, staying at the Days Inn Dumfries, jumped out his window. Bass reportedly fled on foot before getting into a physical altercation with a member of the task force, an ICE officer, who shot him. He was transported to an area hospital, where he died.” (181)

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Billie Holiday Stories

Posted in History, Library of Congress, Music, Race by chamblee54 on February 24, 2018


How ‘Strange Fruit’ Killed Billie Holiday turned up in a facebook feed yesterday. The article states that Harry Jacob Anslinger “the first commissioner of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal Bureau of Narcotics,” ordered Billie Holiday to quit performing “Strange Fruit.” When the chanteuse declined, Mr. Anslinger had her arrested for heroin possession. Later, Mr. Anslinger was allegedly responsible for busting Miss Holiday on her deathbed.

The Hunting of Billie Holiday was the source given for the claim about Mr. Anslinger and “Strange Fruit.” The Politico article does not say that Mr. Anslinger ordered Miss Holiday to quit singing “Strange Fruit.” It does say that Louis McKay, one of the many no-good men in Miss Holiday’s life, narked her out. The bust was in 1947, after she had been performing “Strange Fruit” for several years.

Politico had one comment that set off the bs detector. “One day, Harry Anslinger was told that there were also white women, just as famous as Billie, who had drug problems—but he responded to them rather differently. He called Judy Garland, another heroin addict, in to see him.” Frances Gumm was well known for having substance abuse issues. The heroin business was news to a lot of people.

Johann Hari was the author of the politico article. At the time, he was promoting a book, Chasing the Scream, about the war on drugs. Johann Hari has a spotted reputation. “The author used to be the Independent’s star columnist, a prolific polemicist and darling of the left, until his career imploded in disgrace when it emerged in 2011 that many of his articles contained quotes apparently said to him but in fact lifted from his interviewees’ books, or from previous interviews by other journalists.”

The final bust, as Miss Holiday lay dying in the hospital, is part of the legend. A google search does not show what agency was responsible. Harry Anslinger may have been involved, and it may have been someone else. By this time, Elanora Fagan was in bad, bad shape. Years of drinking, and hard drugs, had worn her out. While the hospital bust may have hastened her demise, it is a bit of a stretch to say the Harry Anslinger killed Billie Holiday, because she sang “Strange Fruit.”

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

The Cheesecake Miracle

Posted in GSU photo archive, Politics, Religion, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on February 23, 2018

The Cheesecake Miracle

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President Barack H. Obama gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning. Some are not happy with POTUS giving a speech reinforcing the belief paradigm, and including phrases like “people of faith,” “word of G-d,” and “children of G-d.” The name used today, for a higher power is dog spelled backwards. This is a double repost.

POTUS is an American politician. A certain ritual invocation of the G-word is part of the game. BHO is probably a hypocrite when he says “You know he’s not saying it because it helps him advance, or because somebody told him to. It’s from the heart.” It will be a long time before a professed atheist is elected POTUS. It is part of the ritual.

There has been blowback to the speech. When a Democrat POTUS says something, the Republicans feel obligated to criticize. It is how the game is played. This is where we get to hear someone really important, like the former Governor of Virginia. “He has offended every believing Christian in the United States. This goes further to the point that Mr. Obama does not believe in America or the values we all share.” That is telling him!

So what values is the former Governor talking about? The first thing BHO called for is humility. “And, first, we should start with some basic humility. I believe that the starting point of faith is some doubt — not being so full of yourself and so confident that you are right and that God speaks only to us, and doesn’t speak to others, that God only cares about us and doesn’t care about others, that somehow we alone are in possession of the truth.” It is easy to understand why professional Jesus worshipers don’t like talk about humility.

The speech lasted 24 minutes. It was two sentences that ruffled feathers. “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”

Perhaps the most ridiculous reaction, or reaction to a reaction, was at The Atlantic. Ta-Nehisi Coates is fond of high octane rhetoric. He is in rare form in denouncing the linkage of Christianity to slavery. “The “all too often” could just as well be “almost always.” There were a fair number of pretexts given for slavery and Jim Crow, but Christianity provided the moral justification.”

The embrace of Christianity by African America is not mentioned. Black people might be the most Christian population in our Jesus-mad country. There is a poignant irony here. Mr. Coates notes “(Confederate Vice President Alexander) Stephens went on to argue that the “Christianization of the barbarous tribes of Africa” could only be accomplished through enslavement.”

The feature at the Atlantic is illustrated by a picture of a Klan rally. As we mentioned before, the loyal opposition is going to criticize the POTUS. And some are going to lose their minds, and compare this criticism to a cross burning. This, as Mr. Coates might say, “gives you some sense of the limited tolerance for any honest conversation around racism in our politics.”

Pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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Birds spray Xanax, on the compulsive joker,
Who is afraid of the punitentiery.
When you drink like a land based animal,
Hit men would be cheaper.
The subliminal message in the cheesecake only works for low perbole.
The world knows, and does not care.

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Frank Ancona

Posted in GSU photo archive, History, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on February 22, 2018

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The body of kkk big dog Frank Ancona was found in a Missouri river the other day. People who like to say rude things about the klan celebrated the news. It is safe to say that few of these people had heard of Mr. Ancona before his demise. This is a repost. Some of the links are not dependable.
PG saw the headline, and remembered a story from last year. Mr. Ancona was quoted in that story. He was trash talking another klan organization. He said the klan is a secret society that shuns publicity. Mr. Ancona has a knack for getting attention, which may be a reason he was killed.

The murder might be the result of a marital dispute. Mr. Ancona’s wife, and step son, are in trouble. Malissa Ancona had a legally unwise chat with a tv reporter, Exclusive: Malissa Ancona, Wife of murdered KKK leader, speaks only to News 4. A twitter account, @malissa72, is still up. The picture shows Mrs. Ancona kissing Mr. Ancona.

Prosecutor: KKK leader may have been killed because he wanted divorce. The St. Lous Post-Dispatch has been on top of the story. This report has an interesting passage: “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.”

People who like to be seen denouncing racism love to hate the kkk. Nothing you say about the bedsheet boys is out of bounds. The truth is that the kkk has as much influence as the bad guys in professional wrestling. The kkk is a fashion challenged version of the westboro baptist church. You have to wonder why people get so much enjoyment from trash talking the klan. Maybe this is a distraction for their own unresolved racial conflicts.

“…the Klan world today, which consists of 29 different named organizations, “each one claiming to be the one true Klan and denigrating the others.”” How did all these groups, that hate each other, get together for a national meeting? Do they call it the grand dragon con? Was this the meeting where they endorsed Donald Trump? That endorsement was reported by the Washington Post, and Rachel Maddow. Millions of Trump hating patriots accepted this news without a moment’s hesitation. The spell check suggestion for Maddow is Maddox.

If P.T. Barnum had ever said “There’s a sucker born every minute,” he would have been correct. The truth is, there is little evidence that he did. Here is a phony quote, about suckers, that is widely accepted as truth. There is a bit of synchronicity there. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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Anthroheterocentric

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on February 21, 2018

The Healey Building

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive, History by chamblee54 on February 20, 2018






A local blog recently had a feature about the Healey Building PG worked at 57 Forsyth Street for five years, between 1991 and 1995. This is a good excuse to write some text, and upload some pictures.

PG represented Redo Blue in an architect’s office on the fourteenth floor. His printroom was the third window from the north end, on the third floor from the top. There was a large window, on the west side overlooking Woodruff Park. A surprising amount of attention was captured by the gold dome of the State Capitol. At street level was Broad Street, home to a constantly changing array of merchants.

There were some sights coming in that window. On the coldest winter day in 1993, a music video was filmed on top of the Church’s Fried Chicken on Broad Street. On the week before the Super Bowl, The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, and Martin Mull, kicked field goals in the park. When PG left town that Friday, a large, inflated rendering of Izzy, the Olympic mascot, was resting in the park.

It was not completely happy times. In April of 1992, a jury in California delivered an unpopular verdict. The next day, April 30, the streets downtown erupted. People in Rosa’s Pizza got a broken window, to go with their calzones. The next day, a notions shop on the Forsyth Street side had a sign in the window, “Black owned business”.

William T. Healey opened his office building in 1914. There were sixteen stories, taking the entire block between Broad, Walton, Forsyth and Poplar Streets. The firm of Morgan and Dillon designed the building. The original plan was to have twin towers, with the rotunda, and arcade, in the middle. World War One, and the death of Mr. Healey, put a stop to those plans.

The tower stood on the edge of the Fairlie-Poplar district. In photos of downtown, the Healey building, and the Candler building, serve as easily recognized landmarks. For many years, many bus lines ended on Walton Street, at the south end of the building. Hundreds of people waited there to change buses.That custom ended with Marta trains.

The Healey Building has many features that are no longer seen. The terra cotta details are too fancy for today’s buildings. The stairwells had a garbage chute. You could go to the garbage hole on any floor, and throw your trash to a receptacle down below. The building does not have a loading dock. A freight elevator pops up from behind a steel plate on the Forsyth Street sidewalk. This takes deliveries into the sub basement, where they are transferred onto the freight elevator.

Since 2001, the building has been Healey Building Condos

Pictures today are from Wendy Darling, The Healey Building, “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”, and Chamblee54. This is a repost.





Why They Listen

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on February 19, 2018


display of a link on this page does not indicate approval of content ~ jordan peterson ~ Why They Listen to Jordan Peterson ~ podcast re: mcgowan and peterson ~ investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director ~ How A Ping-pong Game Helped End The Cold War ~ Tom MacDonald “WHITEBOY” ~ wb lyrics ~ Here is the image, without that note at the bottom. The image works much better by itself. ~ The Future of Queer ~ anthroheterocentric assumptions ~ Queering Agriculture: Food Security in the Nation’s Capital and the Crises of Reproductive American Familism ” By focusing on popular culture representations and government legislation since 9/11, it will become clearer how the growing popularity of sustainable food is laden with anthroheterocentric assumptions of the “good life” coupled with idealized images and ideas of the American farm, and gender, radicalized and normative standards of health, family, and nation.” ~ Glaciers, gender, and science A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions. ~ The evolution of the written word across time | Helen Zaltzman ~ Missouri Applebee’s location closed and three employees fired for racially profiling Black customers ~ White Guilt: a trend that needs to die ~ Accessibility Checklist for SFWA Spaces ~ New York Times Hires, Fires Reporter For Using The N-Word, but She’s Not Racist … Just White ~ The Problem with White Shunning ~ Why do white people like what I write? ~ New York Times Fires Writer After Deciding It Went Too Far In Its Search For Intellectual Diversity ~ Five things to know about Douglas High School shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz ~ The 11 cities most likely to run out of drinking water – like Cape Town ~ What I Learned From A Year Without Porn ~ Abraham Lincoln’s Secret Visits to Slaves Though there’s no evidence Lincoln actually made any of these incognito visits to the South—and ample documentation to suggest these visits were wholly fictitious ~ Contrarian Conflagration: The Fire and Fury of the New York Times Op-ed Page ~ @quinnnorton @EatingMyPeaz at this point, as far as I’m concerned no one is a terrorist, in exactly the same way no human being is a n$$$$r. ~ gravestanding exploiting a person’s death for a self-serving purpose, such as propagating a political agenda, raising money, or garnering attention and social capital. ~ You’re Egalitarian? You’re Fired. ~ Impeach Intolerance. ~ ‘Resist White Supremacy’: A sign. A farm. And the fury that followed. ~ An Open Letter to White People Who Are Upset Because Black Panther Is So Racist ~ Black Panther Mania Takes Racist Country by Storm? ~ Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’: Making Obvious Racism Cool! ~ Imagine having a superiority complex so deeply conditioned into your psyche that you believe your singular presence as a white person would be enough to suck all the black joy out of a whole ass theater. ~ @elakdawalla I deleted it because it was badly worded and didn’t come out right. Gonna see it with my kid on Monday! She’s just sad that Marvel doesn’t make any Dora Milaje costumes. ~ “A way to cut through the straitjacket of language”: The Art of William S. Burroughs ~ James Dickey reads “Looking for the Buckhead Boys,” c. 1969 Joe The Plumber: ‘Your Dead Kids Don’t Trump My Constitutional Rights’ To Have Guns ~ @realDonaldTrump Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud! ~ Shakespeare Lyrics @ShakespeareSong Of what amount is 50 thousand dollars to a fornicator of mothers such as myself, couldst thou please remind me? ~ This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated. ~ Is the horrible history>snowflake sensitivity logic, displayed by Mr. Pope at the top of this thread, a function of white privilege? ~ likÈ ÈlÈĀnor iΜpliÈD I ĀΜ inŚpirÈD thĀt ĀnyboDy cĀn gÈt pĀiD $9852 in onÈ Μonth on thÈ intÈrnÈt. hĀvÈ you rÈĀD thiŚ wÈb ŚitÈ ~ *If I had known I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself* ~ “white supremacist attacks more than doubled in 2017” Do you have a source for that? Maybe it is the definition of white supremacist that grew ~ In nearby Georgia, you could drink at 18 until the eighties. The federal government used highway money as a weapon to force states to raise the drinking age to 21 ~ Does anyone know about current teachers at Cross Keys moonlighting as dancers at the Pink Pony? ~ Welcome to the chicagotribune.com commenting community. Please help us maintain civility and focus, both by keeping comments courteous and on-topic and by flagging comments that don’t live up to that ideal. Learn more: Commenting rules, FAQs ~ Were the people who tried to make the election about #racism Russian tools ~ Something interesting happened last night. A few weeks ago, I got into a facebook squabble with someone. I had never met this person, but saw a picture on facebook. So, I looked at the second half list, and saw his name. I recognized him in the crowd. I went up to him, asked him if he was *#####* and he said, in a sing song voice, yes i am. I looked at him, said I am Luther Mckinnon, and shook his hand. I told him about looking up the phrase “examine your whiteness” on google. He did not say much more, and seemed eager to get back to his phone messages.
#DeepThoughtsFromKimKardashian is the poem from sunday night at Java Monkey
is the sun is the male child of the moon ~ will miss caitlyn get pregnant if i wait
can’t open this orange juice anytime soon ~ the label said i need to concentrate
who has the most plastic barbie or me ~ whats the name of the boat in titanic
the new house has built-in book shelves for me ~ where do you get the books when i panic
bad directions on the shampoo bottle ~ is indonesia a sleeping disorder
if cameras have a round lens model ~ why is the picture square with a border
if you never wear underwear neighbor ~ then you will never need toilet paper
Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Killed By Police February 17

Posted in Killed By Police, Library of Congress by chamblee54 on February 18, 2018


23 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 139 Sidney T. Richardson 140 Steven Tyler Reed 141 Troy Michael Jacques 142 Michael Weber 143 Mark Daniels 144 Benjamin Gregware 145 Raymond Bishop 146 Robert Young 147 Dawn Elika Center 148 149 Ronell Foster 150 Peter Le 151 152 Jimmy Terry 153 Travis Tucker 154 Preston Ray Holloway 155 Donald Fulton 156 157 Wesley Taylor 158 159 Odrey Paul Reed 160 Aaron M. Parker 161

9 of the victims were white. (141, 142, 144, 147, 151, 154, 155, 159, 160) 4 of the victims were black. (139, 143, 146, 149) The race of 10 of the victims is unknown. (140, 145, 148, 150, 152, 153, 156, 157, 158, 161) 147 Dawn Elika Center was female.

4 of the victims fired at an officer. (143, 154, 155, 156) 12 of the victims displayed a weapon. (139, 141, 142, 144, 145, 147, 148, 150, 151, 152, 153, 161) 3 of the victims were suicidal ( 140, 144, 145) 3 of the victims were in a car chase (147, 154, 156) A taser was used on 3 victims (139, 152, 160) 6 of the victims were in a domestic dispute (140, 142, 150, 151, 155, 158)

“APD says the man who was eventually shot by police was a suspect in a Friday menacing incident that happened near I-225 and E. Mississippi Avenue. In that incident, a person reported a man (Troy Michael Jacques) had pointed a gun at them while near the intersection. Police were unable to find the suspect or his vehicle that night, but on Saturday night, the same officers came across the vehicle just before 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of E. Smoky Hill Road and S. Chambers Road. Chief Nick Metz said that officers stopped the vehicle, but shortly afterward, the suspect got out of his vehicle and started walking toward the officers’ vehicle. APD said the man ignored officers’ orders, then walked back to his own car. The department said that as an officer started to “go hands on” with the suspect, he pulled out a handgun, and an officer shot the man.” “This man is my nephew and he had misdemeanors nothing serious. His van was riddled with bullets. In the news conference they said they tried to take his gun away and wrestled with him and the gun went off. Multiple gunshot wounds don’t match their story. He was not a violent person. What will be done????” (141)

“Kingman Police Department was called to the RV park around 8:15 p.m., and the officer spoke with the person who reported the possible domestic violence incident. The officer then attempted to contact the people in the RV where the alleged domestic violence happened. The male suspect” (Michael Weber) “confronted the officer and a fight ensued, at which point the man was shot. No officers or bystanders were hurt.” video (142)

“Police said the incident began when Gregware’s ex-wife, Melissa Gregware, told police she was concerned about him. She said Gregware” (Benjamin Gregware) “was slurring his words and had called to tell her that he purchased ammunition at Walmart in St. Albans. Gregware recently had been laid off from his job, his ex-wife said, was struggling with alcohol addiction, and was scheduled to visit with their children later that day, according to a statement from Maj. Glenn Hall, commander of the Vermont State Police criminal division. State Trooper Jay Riggen spoke with Gregware on the phone for about 20 minutes while Gregware was driving south on Interstate 89, Birmingham said. Gregware told the trooper he was going to drive until he ran out of gas and then “end it,” according to the statement. Trooper Brown and Officer Greenough stopped Gregware on the side of the southbound lanes near mile marker 69 in Bolton. Gregware was driving a red Honda Accord. Birmingham said the officers drew their guns and ordered Gregware out of the car, rather than approaching on foot, because the stop was high-risk. Police said Gregware stepped out of the car and pointed a gun at his own head. Birmingham said Gregware did not aim the weapon at the officers at any point during the traffic stop but refused to put the firearm down and started walking toward the officers. Maj. Hall said Gregware was struck by at least three shots, out of a total of 12 rounds fired. Brown is believed to have fired seven times, and Greenough is believed to have fired five times.” (144)

“The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has identified the man who police say killed his 86-year-old father and was fatally shot by an officer during a standoff late Tuesday night in the University Hills neighborhood. The man, identified as 52-year-old Peter Le, had been shot multiple times, the medical examiner said. His father was identified as Quyen Le. During a news conference on Wednesday afternoon, Denver Police Major Crimes Division Commander Bob Archer said at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, a man called 911 and said his brother was harassing his elderly father in a home in the 2200 block of South Clermont Street, near the intersection of Interstate 25 and Colorado Boulevard. When a Denver Police officer arrived, Archer said a third brother was outside the home, and said Peter Le was inside and threatening their father with a gun.That’s when Archer says the officer entered the home and took out his weapon. The officer, who is a 22-year veteran of the department, could hear a man yelling inside. Archer says Peter Le was holding a knife and gun next to his elderly father as he was lying in bed. The officer repeatedly told him to drop his weapons, Archer said, but the man refused, was visibly agitated and threatened to hurt his father. The officer continued to negotiate with Peter Le for around six minutes, Archer said. “At this time, what we know is the suspect shot the father and the officer shot the suspect,” Archer said. “The timing of these shots was nearly simultaneous.” The Quyen Le died at the scene, and his son was taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The officer was not injured.” (150)

“The Wabash County Sheriff’s and Huntington County Sheriff’s Departments responded to a burglary call shortly before 4:30 p.m. According to ISP, the tip led the deputies to Wabash CR 400 North near Wabash CR 500 East. When the deputies arrived, they found the 29-year-old male suspect in a pickup truck in a field. Officials say evidence indicated the male was armed with a shotgun. ISP says there was an incident that led three Wabash deputies and one Huntington deputy to fire gunshots at the suspect. The man died from gunshot wounds, though no officers were injured.” (153)

“Cocoa Beach Police Chief Scott Rosenfeld said officers were called to the Royal Colonial Condos on South Banana River Boulevard around 10:30 p.m. when a woman reported that her husband, who she believed may have been intoxicated, fired a gun inside their home. Officers said they encountered the man, who they believed was armed, when they arrived at the home and fired their weapons, according to the police chief. “The officers were put in a position to use deadly force,” Rosenfeld said.” (158)

“A mother is grieving after her son was shot and killed by U.S. Marshals Friday afternoon on First Creek Road near Sissonville. The U.S. Marshals Service says they were trying to arrest the suspect, who’d escaped from a halfway house. … The family tells us the man who was shot was 39-year-old Odrey Paul Reed. Reed’s mother, Connie Burdette, says she was afraid this was going to happen, and Thursday night she tried unsuccessfully to talk her son into turning himself in. “He had 82 days left in the halfway house, and he would’ve been free,” Burdette told WSAZ. Burdette says marshals came to her house in Sissonville Thursday night trying to find him. “The federal marshal looked at me and said, ‘You better get ahold of him tonight,’ ” Burdette said, “and I said ‘I will if I can,’ and she said ‘if you don’t, we’re going to hunt him down like a dog and kill him.’ Those were her very words.” … When asked if she knew why her son didn’t want to turn himself in, Burdette answered, “He said they were mean to him at the halfway house. He said they abused him and were mean to him.” Burdette says her son was shot outside his brother’s home. “My son lost his life for nothing, for 82 days,” she said. “That’s wrong.” Burdette says her son had been working at a dollar store in Charleston.” (159)

“Aaron M. Parker, 20, died Friday but stopped breathing briefly after an altercation last week with police outside of a Burger King on Tennessee Street. … on Feb. 10, At about 10:40 p.m. Parker was reportedly naked and “acting erratically” – described in a TPD recount of the incident as “excited delirium” – outside of the restaurant. He was bleeding, sweating profusely and lying in the median of West Tennessee Street. Traffic was shut down in an attempt to limit his interaction with passing vehicles. Saturday, crime scene tape remained along a fence in the median. Officers attempted to subdue him and he began to punch violently, according to TPD, and hit an officer. Sgt. David Northway used his Taser and handcuffed him. … Parker was given sedatives by emergency medical service officials to keep him from overheating, was loaded into an ambulance and stopped breathing. He was revived by CPR and hospitalized. The cause of his death is still being investigated.” (160)

” … after fatally shooting a man early Saturday morning at the Coco Loco club. Officers were responding to the nightclub at 602 Pilgrim St. in Inwood after a report came in at 2:35 a.m. of multiple altercations inside and outside the establishment, Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti said Saturday afternoon at a news conference. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered a man shooting a gun in the club parking lot as patrons were exiting the building, Delligatti said. The man was then fatally shot by deputies.” (161)

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.