Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive by chamblee54 on April 30, 2019

Doug Richards is an Atlanta tv news reporter. He writes a blog, live apartment fire. He was on the scene twenty seven years ago. There was a riot downtown. Mr. Richards had a bad night.

PG was working in the Healey building that day. He ran an RMS, or reprographic management service, in an architects office. He had a blueline machine, ran jobs for the customer, and had free time. PG did a lot of exploring, and enjoyed the various events downtown. On April 30, 1992, there was an event he did not enjoy.

The day before, a jury in California issued a verdict. Four policemen were acquitted of wrongdoing in an incident involving Rodney King. The incident had been videotaped, and received widespread attention. The verdict of the jury was not popular. The dissatisfaction spread to Atlanta.

Sometimes, PG thinks he has a guardian angel looking over him. If so, then this thursday afternoon was one of those times. PG went walking out into the gathering storm. He was a block south of the train station at five points, when he saw someone throw a rock into a store front. The sheet metal drapes were rolled down on the outside of the store. PG realized that he was not in a good place, and quickly made his way back to the Healey building.

A group of policeman were lined up in the lobby of the building, wearing flack jackets. One of the police was a white man, who was familiar to workers in the neighborhood. A few weeks before the incident, he had been walking around the neighborhood showing off his newborn baby.

There was very little work done that afternoon in the architect’s office. Someone said not to stand close to the windows, which seemed like a good idea. Fourteen floors below, on Broad Street, the window at Rosa’s Pizza had a brick thrown threw it. There were helicopters hovering over downtown, making an ominous noise.

There was a lot of soul searching about race relations that day. The Olympics were coming to town in four years, and the potential for international disaster was apparent. As it turned out, the disturbance was limited to a few hundred people. It could have been much, much worse. If one percent of the anger in Atlanta had been unleashed that day, instead of .001 percent, the Olympics would have been looking for a new host.

After a while, the people in the office were called into the lobby. The Principal of the firm, the partner in charge of production, walked out to his vehicle with PG. The principal drove an inconspicuous vehicle, which made PG feel a bit better. PG took his pocketknife, opened the blade, and put it in his back pocket. It probably would not have done him much good.

PG usually took the train downtown. As fate would have it, there was a big project at the main office of redo blue on West Peachtree Street. That is where PG’s vehicle was, in anticipation of working overtime that night. The principal drove PG to this building. PG called his mother, to let her know that he was ok. The Atlanta manager of Redo Blue talked to him, to make sure that he was not hurt.

If PG had not gone back downtown the next day, he might not have ever gone back. He was back at the West Peachtree Street office, and was assured that it was safe to ride the train into town. The Macy’s at 180 Peachtree had plywood nailed over the display windows. A gift shop in the Healey building had a sign in the window, “Black owned business”. Friday May 1, 1992, was a quiet day.

This is a repost. The events of twenty seven years ago are mostly forgotten in Atlanta. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

The Rebranding Of White

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on April 29, 2019

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Pewdiepie and The Rebranding of White Nationalism
How Anti Racism Hurts Black People – John McWhorter
Kate Smith: What to know about the singer at the center of the Flyers’ controversy
Is this the right way to fight racism?
Here comes the movie version of Georgia’s 2018 election
Suppressed: The True Story of Georgia’s 2018 Election • Teaser Trailer
But You Are, Blanche, You are in that chair!
Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists
Going Live with The Serfs + FA White Pill (Former Alt-Right)
What Is Puppy Play and Why Is It So Popular?
The Business of War is the Cause of War
Pink Floyd – “The Great Gig in the Sky” – Theremin
politicians accused each other of using drugs … showdown at a urinalysis lab
Stepmom accused of starving daughter will represent herself
Atlanta Songwriter, Poet Kodac Harrison Celebrates 70th Birthday
At 7 years old my family moved to Georgia. I was enrolled in Cary Reynolds,
and lived in a small apartment behind, what was known back then, K-Mart.

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Trump’s comments on white supremacists, ‘alt-left’ in Charlottesville
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@paulbloomatyale Our tweets are witty and incisive Our tribe is proud of its modesty
Complete Bob Dylan, Grateful Dead Rehearsals at Club Front, June 1987
Woman’s Story About Tinder Date With A Guy Who Works In A Morgue
“Cathedral” by Raymond Carver, as read by James Naughton
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cenosillicaphobia the fear of an empty glass
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Georgia leaders warn federal opinion could ‘devastate’ lottery profits
29 ‘Days Without Sex’ Tweets Accurately Capture Hell Of Not Getting Laid
hymns of grace ~ speechifying ~ Timothy Dean Coroner Report ~ @DystopianDelora
dying of whiteness ~ Feathers Raymond Carver ~ Neighbors Raymond Carver
shaving your head ~ apothecary ~ apotheosis ~ hurry up
saint barts tarmac ~ first jesus tortilla ~ handel fec report
dear america ~ wants to be president ~ @vagreeto
challenge of the week ~ 04W 1878 ~ Bonnie Petrus
maps of atlanta ~ downhome traces ~ plaza drugs
brave new films ~ gary “the butcher” simmons ~ yodeler who sued yahoo
rules of engagement ~ Confederate Memorial Day ~ The Angriest Episode Yet
traitor anagrams as roar tit ~ @cher JESUS🙏🏻TERRORIST KILLED INNOCENT PPL. IM SICK OF BEING NAILED 2 CROSS BECAUSE U PPL THINK IM A RACIST‼️IM NOT GOING TO DEFEND MYSELF‼️I CARE 4 ALL PPL,TRY TO HELP ALL PPL. Excuse The Fk Out Of Me If I don’t want ,Murders, Rapists, & CHILD MOLESTERS of every color to vote😡 ~ ~ @PeteDDavis This is Silas Soule. You should think about him and his family anytime someone defends Robert E. Lee or Thomas Jefferson or Andrew Jackson with “Well, everybody back in the day thought that.” Here’s his story: ~ Actually, I do empathize with being on the other side of that kind of hatred. I have had self righteous idiots call me racist. I realize that this is more about their insecurity than my racial values. In any event. it is an obnoxious trust buster. And to have sleepy joe exploiting than poison, on his umpteeth run for the white house, tells me more more than i want to know about mr biden. ~ @chamblee54 @paulbloomatyale @robertwrighter “members of religious/ethnic groups are no longer worthy of decent treatment” An exception is those deemed to be racist… to some so called racists are worthy of whatever mistreatment they find amusing ~ There seems to be an etymological connection between apotheosis and apothecary. ~ Sorry, but this Buddhist pseudo-wisdom strikes me as narcissistic crap with the philosophical depth of a fortune cookie. ~ @chamblee54 perhaps the best solution to the Hitler question is to kill him during World War One. He would have been just one more dead soldier. DL would have had no way of offing Adolf at any time, so it is a pointless question ~ I worked next to someone who insisted I listen to his radio. “I believe I can fly” was a hit then, and I got sick of hearing it. Idk what perverted things #RKelly did. None of them are worse than recording that horrible song ~ there were not many poets sunday night, so performers were invited to do a second piece. This was the first time I performed from memory. hurry up stepping off of the tall tall building, falling faster faster faster all the way, as my sad story comes to an ending, I’m glad I wore clean underwear today ~ Challenge of the Week CXX Plummeting Thoughts. Thoughts you have as you fall to your inevitable doom. ~ this was the other piece that I read:
i am coming in the vulgar back door ~ muffle clickbait tag team titillating
jiggle jesus protruding baltimore ~ boomboom masticate pussycat pounding
tied up at the innuendo moment ~ head for the hills republican convert
stupid organic supple succulent ~ reality check krog tunnel dessert
more crap you believe better off you are ~ only fabulous homicide for sale
captain calamari’s morphodite bar ~ they got the wrong kind of bars in jail
only fabulous homicide for sale ~ persnickety and petulant old prude
they got the wrong kind of bars in jail ~ taking no pride in my solitude
persnickety and petulant old prude ~ captain calamari’s morphodite bar
taking no pride in my solitude ~ more crap you believe better off you are
Pictures for this parade of porcine pretense are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Hurry Up

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on April 28, 2019

Hawaiian Good Luck Sign

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 27, 2019






Dear Grand-daughter, The other day I went up to our local Christian book store and saw a ‘Honk if you love Jesus’ bumper sticker . I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting.

So, I bought the sticker and put it on my bumper. Boy, am I glad I did; what an uplifting experience that followed. I was stopped at a red light at a busy intersection, just lost in thought about the Lord and how good he is, and I didn’t notice that the light had changed. It is a good thing someone else loves Jesus because if he hadn’t honked, I’d never have noticed. I found that lots of people love Jesus!

While I was sitting there, the guy behind started honking like crazy, and then he leaned out of his window and screamed, ‘For the love of God!’ ‘Go! Go! Go! Jesus Christ, GO!’ What an exuberant cheerleader he was for Jesus! Everyone started honking! I just leaned out my window and started waving and smiling at all those loving people. I even honked my horn a few times to share in the love!

There must have been a man from Florida back there because I heard him yelling something about a sunny beach. I saw another guy waving in a funny way with only his middle finger stuck up in the air. I asked my young teenage grandson in the back seat what that meant. He said it was probably a Hawaiian good luck sign or something. Well, I have never met anyone from Hawaii , so I leaned out the window and gave him the good luck sign right back. My grandson burst out laughing. Why even he was enjoying this religious experience!! Praise the Lord!!!

A couple of the people were so caught up in the joy of the moment that they got out of their cars and started walking towards me. I bet they wanted to pray or ask what church I attended, but this is when I noticed the light had changed. So, grinning, I waved at all my brothers and sisters, and drove on through the intersection. I noticed that I was the only car that got through the intersection before the light changed again and felt kind of sad that I had to leave them after all the love we had shared.

So I slowed the car down, leaned out the window and gave them all the Hawaiian good luck sign one last time as I drove away. Praise the Lord for such wonderful folks!! Will write again soon, Love, Grandma. This repost is written like J. D. Salinger. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.






How Twitter Causes Brain Damage

Posted in Library of Congress, Quotes, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 26, 2019









The story starts when Sleepy Joe announces yet another attempt to become POTUS. The announcement focused on the tiki torch rave in Virginia, rather than climate change, financial foolishness, police brutality, endless war, or Donald Trump’s latest hair color. The Foxnews fuddy duddies went on email jihad, focusing on what President tiny hands did, or did not say, after the tiki torches were put out. Meanwhile, the national debt went up by a $8,000,000,000.00.

At the bottom of one of the existential emails was a tag line: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.” – Winston Churchill. The last time PG heard that chestnut, truth was putting her shoes on. This sounds like a job for google.

Before you can say trending topic, quote investigator has the answer. “In conclusion, there exists a family of expressions contrasting the dissemination of lies and truths, and these adages have been evolving for more than 300 years. … At this time, there is no substantive support for assigning the saying to Mark Twain or Winston Churchill.”

Google is not through creating mischief. NFL’s Colin Kaepernick incorrectly credits Winston Churchill for quote about lies It seems as though knee pad model Colin Kaepernick felt the need to quote Mr. Churchill. This is deep. A tweet, about a false quote, about spreading a lie. Pictures for this deplorable dispatch today are from The Library of Congress. Nobody forced you to read this.










Scotty Morrow, Barbara Ann Young, And Tonya Woods

Posted in Library of Congress, The Death Penalty by chamblee54 on April 26, 2019

The state of Georgia is planning to execute Scotty Garnell Morrow on May 2. He was convicted of the murder of Barbara Ann Young And Tonya Woods. If you want more details, continue to read. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

“Barbara Ann Young began dating Scotty Morrow in June 1994 and she broke up with him in December 1994 because of his abusive behavior. At 9:52 a.m. on December 29, 1994, Morrow telephoned Ms. Young at her home, but she told him that she wanted him to leave her alone. After hanging up, Morrow drove to Ms. Young’s home and entered without permission. Ms. Young was in the kitchen with two of her friends, Tonya Woods and LaToya Horne. Two of Ms. Young’s children, five-year-old Christopher and eight-month-old Devonte, were also present. There was an argument in the kitchen and Ms. Woods told Morrow to leave because Ms. Young did not want to have anything to do with him anymore. Morrow yelled, “Shut your mouth, bitch!” and pulled a nine-millimeter pistol from his waistband. He shot Ms. Woods in the abdomen and Ms. Horne in the arm. The bullet that struck Ms. Woods severed her spinal cord, paralyzing her from the waist down.”

“Ms. Young fled down the hallway and into her bedroom. Morrow caught her in the bedroom and beat her on the head and face. She managed to flee back to the hallway where Morrow grabbed her by the hair and shot her point-blank in the head, killing her. From his hiding place in a nearby bedroom, Christopher saw Morrow kill his mother. Morrow returned to the kitchen. Testimony as to clicking noises and the fact that a live cartridge was found on the kitchen floor indicate that he either reloaded his pistol or cleared a jam. He then placed the muzzle of the pistol an inch from Ms. Woods’ chin and killed her with a shot to the head. The medical examiner opined that, although she was paralyzed, Ms. Woods had not lost much blood at that time and was probably still conscious when the fatal shot was fired. Morrow also shot Ms. Horne two more times, in the face and the arm, and fled after cutting the telephone line.”

“Despite her injuries, which included a shattered palate, permanent deafness in one ear, and nerve damage in an arm, Ms. Horne managed to get to her feet and run to a neighbor’s house. She and Christopher told the responding police officers that Morrow was the shooter. Morrow confessed after his arrest and the murder weapon was found hidden in his backyard. At trial, Morrow admitted that he shot the victims because he “wanted [Ms. Woods] to shut up.””

“The crimes occurred on December 29, 1994. The grand jury indicted Morrow on March 6, 1995, for malice murder (two counts), felony murder (two counts), aggravated assault (six counts), aggravated battery, cruelty to a child, burglary, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The State filed its notice of intent to seek the death penalty on May 1, 1995. The trial was held June 7-29, 1999. The jury convicted Morrow on all counts on June 26, 1999, and recommended a death sentence on June 29, 1999.”

During appeals, the court appointed defense attorneys, Harold Walker Jr. and William Brownell Jr., were said to be incompetent. The specific charge was that they did not uncover evidence that Mr. Morrow was sexually abused as a child. “Morrow contends that we should vacate his sentence on the grounds that his trial attorneys provided ineffective assistance when they failed to uncover and introduce mitigating evidence from Morrow’s childhood and when they failed to hire an independent crime-scene expert to corroborate Morrow’s account of the murders.”

“… it is now unquestionable that Petitioner Scotty Morrow was sexually abused as a child. Childhood sexual abuse has a profound and debilitating impact on childhood development. … Morrow’s Trial Counsel failed to present evidence of his childhood abuse/trauma, making Morrow a poor witness in his own defense. Moreover, it “is clear that Trial Counsel’s investigation did not include meaningful inquiry into any portion of Petitioner’s formative years.” Based on its conclusive review of this important life experience that was never presented at trial, the Superior Court of Butts County granted the petition for a writ of habeas corpus and vacated Morrow’s death sentence, ruling Morrow was denied effective assistance of counsel at his sentencing hearing. His Trial Counsel did not provide enough mitigating evidence, especially the evidence of the abuse. The habeas court understood that Morrow was a poor witness in his own self-defense; by blunting his emotions, Morrow looked “flat, callous, and stoic,” and thus unsympathetic to the jury. Dr. Buchanan, a psychologist who testified at the trial without knowing anything about Morrow’s abuse history, admitted that knowledge about Morrow’s abuse would have made a difference in the trial. … Petitioner was also the victim of a series of rapes during this time period. Credible evidence exists that Earl Green, . . . sexually assaulted Petitioner in the basement on multiple occasions. During the time frame of these assaults, Petitioner began to wet the bed and display behavioral and adjustment problems. Additional evidence corroborates the assault evidence against Earl Green. We now know that Morrow had problems at school and was chased home by bullies when he was a student. George May, Morrow’s mother’s new partner, also beat him while he was naked.”

Others see things differently. “The Georgia Supreme Court reasonably concluded that trial counsel conducted an adequate investigation. Counsel made inquiries that would have uncovered the new mitigating evidence were it not for the silence of Morrow and his family. On the issue of rape, the Georgia Supreme Court found “that Morrow never reported any such rapes pre-trial to his counsel or to the mental health experts who questioned him about his background, including his sexual history.” … And counsel subjected Morrow to several psychological interviews that extensively probed Morrow’s family and sexual history but turned up no evidence of abuse. … We fail to understand what else counsel could have done to uncover the rape. Morrow and the alleged rapist are the only witnesses to the rape, and Morrow does not contend that he reported the assault, so any further inquiry would have been fruitless without Morrow’s cooperation. And counsel had no reason to doubt Morrow’s honesty.” The appeal did not work.

UPDATE: Scotty Morrow was pronounced dead at 9:38 pm, May 2, 2019. “Scotty Morrow requested a last meal of a hamburger with mayonnaise, two chicken and waffle meals, a pint of butter pecan ice cream, a bag of buttered popcorn, two all-beef franks, and a large lemonade.” Scotty Morrow’s final words: “I love you all. God bless.”

Political Barbeque

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on April 25, 2019

The Butcher

Posted in Library of Congress, The Death Penalty, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 24, 2019

TRIGGER WARNING: This post is a bit gross. Proceed with caution. If you like, you can skip over the text, and enjoy the pictures. These images are from The Library of Congress.

The post before this borrowed text from Gartalker, known to the government as Gary Simmons. PG chatted with him a few times, and we moved on. The last time PG checked in, Gartalker was fighting cancer. That was in 2017. PG decided to take another look. He googled “Gary Simmons Mississippi.”

Gruesome murder, rape case recalled: Gary ‘The Butcher’ Simmons scheduled to be executed June 20 Before we go any further, note that GTBS was executed in 2012. GTBS is a different Gary Simmons.

“Simmons, at the time 33, and his former brother-in-law Timothy Milano, 21, were convicted of the murder of Texas man Jeffrey Wolfe, to whom they owed money for marijuana, and the rape of his girlfriend, Charlene Leaser. After Wolfe was shot dead by Milano, Simmons carved the body into pieces with knives that he had possibly sharpened earlier that day at work, testimony showed. He then dumped the pieces in the bayou near his Moss Point house.”

“The one picture I remember in particular is of the head that was recovered intact, chopped off from about here,” (District Attorney Tony) Lawrence said, gesturing across the middle of his neck. Instead, about 80 percent of Wolfe’s body was recovered, Lawrence estimated. It was the testimony of Charlene Leaser that solved the case, Lawrence said. Simmons had locked her in a large steel box and raped her. The 18-year-old Leaser was wearing only a sock when she was thrown into the box.”

Gary Carl Simmons Jr. Executed June 20, 2012 “Wolfe’s father Paskiel Wolfe reacted emotionally to the execution. “Do you think God is going to forgive you for doing such a good deed? No. You are going to go to Hell. And that is where you are gonna be. And I hope you burn in Hell. When you take your last breath I will be leaving to go and have a cold beer.”

Before Mr. Wolfe had his cold beer, Mr. Simmons had his final meal. “One Pizza Hut medium Super Supreme Deep Dish pizza, double portion, with mushrooms, onions, jalapeno peppers, and pepperoni; pizza, regular portion, with three cheeses, olives, bell pepper, tomato, garlic and Italian sausage; 10 8-oz. packs of Parmesan cheese; 10 8-oz. packs of ranch dressing; one family size bag of Doritos nacho cheese flavor; 8 oz. jalapeno nacho cheese; 4 oz. sliced jalapenos; 2 large strawberry shakes; two 20-oz. cherry Cokes; one super-size order of McDonald’s fries with extra ketchup and mayonnaise; and two pints of strawberry ice cream.”

The Simmons case was similar to a case in Georgia. “On March 28, 1984 a maintenance man employed at (Robert Dale) Conklin’s apartment complex was collecting aluminum cans from the trash dumpster when he discovered dissected human body parts, knives, bloody bed clothes, screwdriver, rope, credit cards, a wallet and miscellaneous papers belonging to George Crooks, all encased in black plastic garbage bags. The body parts were identified as those of attorney George Crooks, who was acquainted with Conklin and had begun a physical relationship with him. When Conklin’s apartment was searched, police found the bed clothing was missing and the mattress appeared to be blood-soaked. The jammed kitchen garbage disposal contained what appeared to be internal organs. When questioned, Conklin stated that he and Crooks were wrestling on the bed when he grabbed a screwdriver and stuck him, then pushed the screwdriver into his ear and wriggled the weapon around. Conklin admitted to dissecting the body and disposing of incriminating evidence in the dumpster. A book describing the dissection of a body was found on the bedroom floor. At the time of the murder, Conklin was on parole for Armed Robbery and Burglary.”

Mr. Conklin had a gourmet last meal. “Filet mignon wrapped with bacon; de-veined shrimp sautéed in garlic butter with lemon; baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives and real bacon bits; corn on the cob; asparagus with hollandaise sauce; French bread with butter; goat cheese; cantaloupe; apple pie; vanilla bean ice cream and iced tea.”

The Unique Lunacy Of A Language

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on April 23, 2019

This facility recently printed some commentary on the english language, courtesy of Gartalker Here is part two, not to be confused with number two. Weird is spelled correctly…you can’t have weird without we. Pictures are from the “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.
If all that wasn’t bad enough may I point out a few other basic flaws in our language that makes no sense to any one other than us

There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.And why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce and hammers don’t ham? If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth, beeth? You have one goose, 2 geese; so one moose, 2 meese? One index, 2 indices?

Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If teachers taught, why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat? Why doesn’t ‘Buick’ rhyme with ‘quick’

In what language do people recite at a play and play at a recital? Ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites? You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which, an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people, not computers, and it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all.. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

Once I was in New England and I stopped at a Taco Bell because I actually wanted to taste something. Any thing that wasn’t boiled and maybe had just a little pepper on it. Any way by the time I had left ever kid in the place was saying, “Order that one more time Mr. We just love how you talk.” One girl asks me how long it took me to learn to talk that way. Yankees, you gotta love them.

In you are reading this, you obviously have too much free time. Here is part one.

All right, I will be the first to say I slaughter the English language. I will also admit my grammar is most likely some of the worse of any blog you might happen across.
Still with that said, allow me to try to defend myself.
English is a stupid language. I mean taking everything into consideration I say that I don’t do too bad.
Below are twenty different examples that I have to put up with everyday in order to entertain you my wonderful readers.
1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line..
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear..
19) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
20) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend? This is a repost.

Confederate Memorial Day

Posted in Georgia History, History, Library of Congress, War by chamblee54 on April 22, 2019









Today is Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia. It is an ancient question…how to honor the soldiers from the side that lost. They were just as valiant as the Union Soldiers. Considering the shortages of the Confederate Armies, the Rebels may have been just a bit braver.

The issue of Federalism is a defining conflict of the American experience. What powers do we give the Federal Government, and what powers do we cede to the States? The Confederacy was the product of this conflict. The Confederate States were a collection of individual states, with separate armies. This is one reason why the war turned out the way it did.

This is not a defense for slavery. The “Peculiar institution” was a moral horror. The after effects of slavery affect us today. Any remembrance of the Confederacy should know that. This does not make the men who fought any less brave.

It is tough to see the War Between the States through the modern eye. It was a different time, before many of the modern conveniences that are now considered necessities. Many say that the United States were divided from the start, and the fact the union lasted as long as it did was remarkable. When a conflict becomes us against them, the “causes” become unimportant.

The War was a horror, with no pain medicine, and little that could be done for the wounded. It took the south many, many years to recover. The healing continues in many ways today. Remembering the sacrifices made by our ancestors helps.
This is a repost from CMD 2010. Pictures are from the The Library of Congress.








What a Year in Space Did

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on April 22, 2019

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Feds approve renaming of Runaway Negro Creek near Georgia coast
‘I Can Clearly Feel that I Am Black’: White Couple Identifies as Black
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philosophical idiot ~ The Intellectual We Deserve ~ the rosenbergs
who owns a story? ~ changeaview ~ orgy story ~ was abe lincoln gay?
mueller report ~ Interview Magazine BEE ~ dentistry
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Do not include sensitive information, such as your account number, PIN, password or Online ID, in your feedback. ~ What if the ABBA palindrome had been BAAB? ~ i could only make it through the first couple of paragraphs i am relived to know that the author of Lolita does not write based on his life ~ The less famous the name below the quote, the more likely it is that the person really said it. ~ @chamblee54 satan worship is about as pointless as Jehovah worship ~ Twitter: follow @Franklin_Graham ~ There is a tweet making the rounds: @aparnapkin The only thing that should follow “i’m not racist, but…” is “I do live in a system of institutionalized racism that I absorb & actively benefit from” When you look at the home page of the tweetist, you see this: Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think a wine you didn’t order. ~ @PaisleyRekdal What’s the biggest difference between poetry and prose? None of your family members will be furious about what you wrote about them in a poem. Because they will never read it. ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ this poem was performed last night at the PInewood
is man one of g-d’s blunders who tinker ~ is g-d one of man’s blunders in the hood
man fails as an original thinker ~ because his memory is too damn good
remember g-d is dead g-d remains dead ~ with extreme prejudice we killed her boo
if you gaze long into the abyss dread ~ the abyss will just gaze back into you
i searched for g-d found only myself ~ i searched for myself found only g-d
g-d body flowing out of spirit shelf ~ g-d spirit flowing from bodies unshod
i searched for myself found only g-d ~ every life is my temple glorified
g-d spirit flowing from bodies unshod ~ breaking your heart ’til it opens wide
every life is my temple glorified ~ g-d body flowing out of spirit shelf
breaking your heart ’til it opens wide ~ i searched for g-d found only myself ~ selah

Flatulence Distortion

Posted in Poem by chamblee54 on April 21, 2019