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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.”






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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”.

Those Clowns In Virginia

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


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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

Why Was The War Fought?

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive, History, War by chamblee54 on August 20, 2017


Last week, this slack blogger found a tweet. The tweet said that Abraham Lincoln and John Kennedy fought the Federal Reserve, and both were killed. I did a little research, and found something that questions the conventional wisdom about the War Between the States.

Before getting to the quote, a disclaimer is in order. 100777.com is a sketchy website. What is says cannot be taken as literal truth. However, the statement about WBTS does raise some questions.

“One point should be made here: The Rothschild bank financed the North and the Paris branch of the same bank financed the South, which is the real reason the Civil War was ignited and allowed to follow its long, and bloody course.”

Maybe it was not the Rothschild Bank that financed WBTS. Somebody did. War is a profitable enterprise. People are going to egg on the combatants, knowing that there is money to be made. Someone encouraged the southern states to secede. Others encouraged the north to take a hard line on slavery, knowing that it would lead to a profitable war. Was slavery the reason for this war, or the excuse? Follow the money.

Rhett Butler was a central character in Gone With The Wind. He was a blockade runner, bringing in supplies to the south. He said this: “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.”

It should be noted that slavery was a big money operation. “But I think we think of it differently when we realize that the value of slave property, some $4 billion, enormous amount of money in 1861, represented actually more money than the value of all of the industry and all of the railroads in the entire United States combined. So for Southern planters to simply one day liberate all of that property would have been like asking people today to simply overnight give up their stock portfolios.”

When the thirteen colonies declared independence, they were not creating a union. The idea was to kick out the British. The concept of a federal union, made up of more-or-less independent states, was fairly new. States had conquered other states, and formed empires, for a long time. A federal union of states was a new, and controversial, idea. Many European states wanted to see this federal union fail. These states encouraged the south to secede. Some people say the War Between the States began the day the British left.

Pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. “… a collection of images of downtown Atlanta streets that were taken before the viaduct construction of 1927 – 1929. Later, some of the covered streets became part of Underground Atlanta.”

Was Mae West A Real Girl?

Posted in GSU photo archive, History, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 17, 2017

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August 17 is birthday 124 for Mary Jane “Mae” West. Of course, she died in 1980, so the party is off. PG saw a note on facebook, and made the comment “She was rumored to be a man.” One right click google search later, this post started to take shape. This is a repost.

There is a blogspot site, maewest.blogspot.com. It is still published, with a birthday post today. Five years ago there was a post, Mae West: Penis Rumors. It seems as though Miss West liked to say, to the press, “When I die, you are going to be very surprised!”

A hollywood gossipmonger had a story, Was Mae West…A Man?! Much of her information comes from the tasteful findadeath site. The story here is that Mae West died in 1950, and the death was kept quiet. Her brother made appearances in her place, until the final death in 1980. This would have been quite a feat, considering that John Edwin West died in 1964. That doesn’t stop people from talking.

“…the real Mae West died somewhere around 1950, give or take a couple years, and rather than let the show stop, it was announced that not Mae, but her brother, died. Of course, the brother then became Mae West and carried on until November 1980. If you look carefully at photos from around 1950 on it definitely looks like a different person not to mention the big hands and masculine features, bone structure, etc. I may not have all the details 100% correct but I would almost put money on the fact that the ‘Mae West’ ‘who died in 1980 had a weenie!!”

The hands were mentioned by Raquel Welch. The two were in Myra Breckinridge, the first movie Miss West had made in 27 years. (Miss West appeared on Mr. Ed in 1964.) Miss Welch appeared at a film festival in 2012, and had stories to tell.

“When I went over to say hello to her (one day) I said, ‘Hi, it’s Raquel, remember?’ She sort of extended her hand to me and I went to kiss the ring and one false fingernail painted silver fell to the floor. I looked at the hand and I thought, ‘Oh, I’m getting a vibe.’ I really think she’s a man! At this point in her life all bets are off and you’re not going to be able to doll it up that much. I would say it’s pretty accurate that she resembled a dock worker in drag.” …

“I had this beautiful dress and it was black with a big white ruffle around the neck and a black velvet hat … Apparently Mae got wind of the fact that I was wearing this exquisite dress and I went to the studio that day for our scene together. I got coiffed, got my hair done and went to the closet to get the dress and it wasn’t there. I asked my dresser what happened to the dress and she said, ‘It’s been confiscated. Mae does not want you to wear that dress. You can wear the red dress that you wore in the last scene!’ … Welch was so outraged that she stormed off the set and refused to return until the dress was back in her closet. … “For the scene, we never appeared in a two-shot together. She left after she did her lines and I had someone off-camera reading her lines and I had to pretend she was there.”

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


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Tiki Torch

Posted in GSU photo archive, Politics, Race, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 15, 2017


There was a wild weekend in Charlottesville VA. You probably heard about it. The media… corporate, social, anti social … is not known for restraint. The click bait happy datamongers go crazy when a racial conflict emerges. Social media swarms with virtue signalling, as the insecure/insincere masses leap at the opportunity to be seen “on the right side of history.”

The tiki torch boys enjoy bad press, and see it as as proof that they are cool. People see negative reaction as an affirmation of their virtue. One example is this purple prose headline: Procter & Gamble Release an Ad About ‘the Talk,’ and White People Respond With the Wettest, Saltiest, Stupidest White Tears Ever. A soap company decides that the hardships faced by black people are a good marketing gimmick. It is assumed that some white people will not like it, and will make stupid comments on facebook. It is all part of the game.

The white people parade friday night was breathlessly reported. The alt-right children were routinely labelled nazis. The original nazis almost conquered Europe, killed twenty million Soviets, and were one of the fiercest war machines ever created. The star performer saturday flunked out of the US Army because he could not meet their standards. Why do people routinely label these obnoxious children nazis? The Germans had standards.

Let’s do a bit of speculation. What if the tiki torch parade had been ignored? Let the idiots have their parade. Surround them with law enforcement, and keep antifa away. Repeat this on Saturday. Keep the alt right far away from antifa. Have a media blackout… don’t give these clowns, both alt right and antifa, the attention that they crave. Let the counter protesters have their sign waving party. When the rally is over, James Fields will get in his Dodge Challenger and drive back to Ohio. Everyone can go back home, eat hamburgers, and be happy. White idiots will get less attention.

Which brings us to Donald Trump. The democrats made racism a campaign issue. The slimy crookedness of DJT was ignored, and replaced by screaming racist, racist. When he won, anything perceived as racist is suddenly his fault. The black people feel more alienated than before. The lingering liberals blame anything they don’t like on the bottle blonde butthead. People are blaming the tiki torch antics, of the slobbering mob, on Donald Trump. Critical thinking is called for.

America loves to talk about police brutality. The police had a slow day Saturday. Deputies shoot, kill man who lunged at them with knife, official says. A non African American, Hispanic, man, Eduardo Navarrete, was beamed out on meth. He lunged at police with a knife, with fatal results. This was the only officer involved shooting reported on Saturday.

The role played by antifa, or anti fascism, is uncertain. Apparently, they wanted to give the alt right a fight. Since this makes the alt right seem virtuous, the offer the fight was accepted. When you wrestle with a pig, you get dirty, and the hog has a good time. The alt right is taking the blame for this mess, along with DJT, the police, and, of course, racism. Antifa is getting a free ride. If antifa had not been there on saturday, the alt right would have had to fight with themselves. Maybe antifa, whoever they are, and whoever is funding them, needs to be held accountable.

This too shall pass away. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library.” The spell check suggestion for antifa is Tiffany.

The Toxic Drama

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 14, 2017

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He dead. #My4WordObituary ~ Translated from Estonian by Bing Could not translate Tweet ~ Gore Vidal once said that bi-sexuals were the second largest minority, after males. ~ It is a poor strategic choice to call your opponent, and those who support him, racist. An election is not a teachable moment. ~ You cannot get involved in every *controversy* that comes along. This is a weakness in the “neutrality aids the oppressor” narrative that I see. Many people will try to drag you into quarrels that you do not need to be in. ~ a lot of people either did not vote, or voted for a fringe candidate, because their state was obviously going to go either blue or red. where things got weird is where states that were assumed to be safe for hillary, like PA and MI, went for trump. in states like GA, it was painfully obvious that DJT was going to win big ~ For some reason, FB has chosen this as the *top story* on my timeline. I have seen it several times already. It is not that funny ~ @dadtellsjokes What did the buffalo say to his son when he dropped him off at school? Bison. ~ @SethFromThe716 Whoever is still holding his beer, you can put it down now #AbsurdObituaries ~ ‏ @loustweet Wanted man found in concrete vat. Called a ‘hardened criminal’ by police. ~ I have not read the memo. I wonder how many of the people commenting on it have. ~ De-moralize diversity. As soon as we start to moralize an issue, we stop thinking about it in terms of costs and benefits, dismiss anyone that disagrees as immoral, and harshly punish those we see as villains to protect the “victims.” ~ why is donut sometimes spelled with ugh in between do and nut? ~ actually, the w in sjw is a tribute to President Bush ~ @dailyzen It doesn’t matter if you’re a liberal, conservative, atheist or catholic. If you define yourself by an ideology, you are an idiot. ~ salad days, swivet, oleaginous, dorbellist, schadenfreude, politicaster, struthious, gruntle ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson‏@neiltyson A cow is a biological machine invented by humans to turn grass into steak. moby @thelittleidiot For a smart physicist you sound like an ignorant sociopath, @neiltyson , can’t believe I ever respected you.~ @MalcolmNance @MalcolmNance is a former intelligence officer, who now writes books. He knows a few things about the military. Here is a twitter thread. 1. Trump says we are “Locked and Loaded”? We haven’t even made basic preparations for war fighting that will happen if our B1s & SSBNs fire. 2. NK could launch massive snap attacks within minutes of an attack. Pacific command logistics, amphibious ships & Marines NOT at ready. 3. National ammunition logistics train NOT READY. Army/Marine alerts NOT READY. USAF air bridge NOT READY. Medical mobilization NOT READY. 4. We are NOT READY for even a small action size of Libya much less Korean War 2.0. This talk of Locked & Loaded is irresponsible madness. 5. Every command in world will have to deploy all assets to Asia. It will take months and by then NK could hold peninsula or nuke Guam/Tokyo 6. Trump’s rethoric is out of control. Mattis, McMaster & Kelly need to brake or bet there will be no NK HE, Chem, Bio or nuke response. ~ If you live in the state of Georgia, you voted for Donald Trump. ~ Account suspended This account has been suspended. Learn more about why Twitter suspends accounts, or return to your timeline. ~ You are blocked from following @noplasticshower and viewing @noplasticshower’s Tweets. ~ did anyone ever consider ignoring tiki torch boys? Why did they have to get all of this media attention? Why was a counter protest needed? ~ Why did the media… both corporate and social … give so much free publicity to the tiki torch boys? Maybe the auto incident would not have happened if the situation had not been so inflamed by publicity. ~ You and I know the same Chad. I have a different opinion. ~ The alternate title was “Don’t Give HBO’s ‘Confederate’ more publicity. ~ a black website posted a piece saying they were not afraid of a nuclear war… now they are having a hissy fit because of tiki torches ~ Tom Watson was an unsavory character. However, there was a certain ironic value to having his statue on the west side of the capitol. This was the side where the rallies were held. It was always fun to have this huge green man shaking his fist at the crowd below. The fact that the statue was of Tom Watson, a really terrible person, gave this a certain morbid fascination. ~ pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. ~ selah

Religion And Perfume

Posted in Commodity Wisdom, Georgia History, GSU photo archive by chamblee54 on August 13, 2017

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Religion and perfume have several things in common. They are both fun to smell, but dangerous to swallow. A tasteful drop behind the ear is pleasant. Too much, and you will run from the room gasping for breath. Both are cheap products, sold in a fancy bottle, at a steep markup.

Before easy access to water, people did not bathe every day. To cover up the aroma of human existence, many used fragrances. This too is similar to the function of religion.

Perfume has been considered a feminine product. In a clever marketing move, a masculine scent was called cologne, and sold to men. Religion is gross to many people, so it is sold as faith.

Smell is a driving force in animal behavior. Ants used smell to communicate, and perform feats in numbers which would be impossible as individuals. Smells go directly to the brain, without filtering and processing like sounds, sights, and tastes. Religion is the emotional equivalent of odors. This is a repost. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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#AbsurdObituaries

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 12, 2017


@Swalter255 He died in a freak accident, he and another freak ran into each other
@shellbell_xo Her stubborness killed her- She should have never said “Over my dead body.”
@farrfoxhake He died in most unusual circumstances: He was winning an argument with his wife. She’s now serving 20 for manslaughter.
@JennifersEyebr1
Nobody liked him, he was a grumpy selfish man and won’t be missed. – Love, your family

@JordanISaBEAR
She is survived by her pet hamster that subsisted on her flesh for ten days after her death.
@ESCapeditiea
When attending, we will offer complimentry wooden stakes and chainsaws. Just in case.
@ShotoDan2016 He was a dedicated bomb defusal expert. Even his Parkinson’s diagnosis couldn’t keep him from his job.
@loustweet Wanted man found in concrete vat. Called a ‘hardened criminal’ by police.

@twitsnotnice
Joe is survived by two cats, who at the time of his death, weren’t on speaking terms with him.
@TayBar80 Due to technical issues, the funeral has been moved next door to McDonalds parking lot.
@iwputt19 Restaurant in piece
@rhealyrhealy John had plenty of supplies to survive being trapped in his home for 7 days, but unfortunately, forgot to buy cat food.

@An_Enigma_2017 She died a horrid death when the green alien she coughed up and drank back down ate her from the inside out.
@NowhereManChild Local t-shirt printer falls into inking machine and dyes
@ShotoDan2016 He dyed, doing what he loved. He was a great hairstylist.
@Ollie_Llama …unfortunate beginner juggler decision to use weighted chopsticks…

@dragi_d It wasn’t his fault. He was left unsupervised at the strip club
@rllyfunnydragon R.I.P to a beloved Husband and Father. He used to drive us crazy telling Dad Jokes. Now all he can make is Dead Jokes.
@JohnJTerrible He died peacefully in his sleep, unlike his passengers, who died screaming.
@MajorChaotic666 His pronouns we’re zee and zeer

@atch00s She always wanted to be tall and thin. Unfortunately it took a sausage machine to make her dreams come true.
@Halloweeja Died texting while driving. A-hole always needed to have the last word.
@JohnJTerrible
Burial services end at 2pm. An additional hour is set aside for all who wish to piss on his grave
@EpicBngeWatcher He wanted everyone to comment, like, and subscribe to his funeral livestream.

@nosympathy82 Extreme sports athlete cheated death everyday slipped on a banana peel
@Megatallica118 26-year old male lost his head while brutally headbanging to Pantera. Parents are really concerned.
@silkysoul She died dyeing her dying cat’s fur
@abtsag He was born he drank he was boring

@PwrFulWmn She accidentally read “topical” as “tropical” and chugged the bottle.
@SethFromThe716 Whoever is still holding his beer, you can put it down now.
@yabbahead Died from a lack of retweets. God rest his tweety soul
@xcdntlcsmnt Sad he’s gone, but glad he got the answer to his question ‘How much ice cream is needed for brain freeze to be fatal?’

@JeFiggins1987 He died doing what he did best. Did I ever tell you what a great drunk driver Dave was? Well, up until that last time!
@JeFiggins1987 102yo Jerome Figgins died bedding his 18yo 7th wife. It took plastic surgeons 2 hours to remove the smile from his face.
@SethFromThe716 He once said, “YOLO”, and that was all he did.
@BeatusVon “He died peacefully in his beautiful mansion, which is now for sale. Further informations below.”

@robstewart100 You really can’t have Bacon at every Meal
@SethFromThe716 Oh well. The worms will eat a nice meal.
@lordtiddington After a life time of hard work and community dedication, John was found with a bowling ball protruding from his rectum.
@RanNewMan77 the family requests that no one bring tuna casserole or fidget spinners to the wake

@kenny_whiteman Thought that the Kardashians could use a little more mainstream media coverage
@thewritetbkeys You can find his official obituary on MySpace
@FrankRLax61 in death, as in life, he lies here doing nothing while other people do the work, and get stuck with the bill
@JoeCook80543637 died in mid sentence, while writing his final tweet. ” The secret to life is…..”

@BeverleyShaw17 Mother wishes her funeral to be held two weeks before she’s dies as she can’t bear to miss out on anything.
@hulga_hopewell Yesterday, some ugly annoying bitch died. On Saturday; main street will be blocked off for a block party, all are invited.
@in_the_ruins He is survived by some grass clippings and an unopened packet of instant oatmeal.
@ActionRation Went around shooting horses for a while, then ate the insides of a clock and died.

Pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. “This item is part of a collection of images of downtown Atlanta streets that were taken before the viaduct construction of 1927 – 1929. Later, some of the covered streets became part of Underground Atlanta.”

Outrage Of Neoliberalism

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 7, 2017


display of a link in this facility is not an indication of approval ~ This Is Why Statues Always Have Small Dicks ~ Ravens ‘Weighing Decision’ To Sign Colin Kaepernick, Ask Ray Lewis For Advice Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti “We’re very sensitive to it, and we’re monitoring it and we’re still … scrimmaging it … We’re trying to figure what’s the right tact. Pray for us.” ~ Steven Furtick Signs 6-Year, $110 Million Contract With Lakewood Church “I’m going to take my talents to Houston and join Joel’s legendary squad. I wish Elevation the best of luck in the seasons to come, and hope they can find someone as ripped and godly as me.” ~ salesman ~ In Their Easter Bonnets: The Crazy Gabors, Zsa Zsa, Jolie, Eva & Magda ~ tantra ~ Trans woman arrested for attacking Midtown man with knife ~ Gay Atlanta man robbed during transgender rally in Midtown ~ Atlanta trans woman murdered in apartment parking lot ~ The solar eclipse path will overwhelmingly pass over Trump Country ~ U.S. Nuclear Comeback Stalls as Two Reactors Are Abandoned ~ daily stormer ~ what a dump ~ Someone Trolled Me With Racist Emails for a Week, and It Brought Me So Much Joy! ~ Conversations with People Who Hate Me ~ ‘Sick sick sick’ racist Procter & Gamble ad crosses every line! If you are white, brace yourself before watching ~ Hoping someone got fired for this’: Twitter users slam online retailer for using WHITE women to model shirts that say things like ‘unapologetically black’, and ‘I’m a strong black woman’ ~ Transgender woman murdered outside Atlanta-area apartment complex ~ christian mental illness ~ so called salvation ~ Copies of the Gettysburg Address ~ Obama Pens Letter Commemorating Gettysburg Address On 150th Anniversary Of Remarks ~ Thank you for your interest in this subject. Stay tuned as we continue to update whitehouse.gov. ~ BHO story This meme appears to be real. There is a copy of the Gettysburg address in the White House. BHO did write a letter, with the language quoted in the meme. The letter was printed at Whitehouse.gov. When you go to the link for this post, it is no longer available. “Thank you for your interest in this subject. Stay tuned as we continue to update whitehouse.gov.” ~ obama gettysburg letter ~ @realDonaldTrump I love the White House, one of the most beautiful buildings (homes) I have ever seen. But Fake News said I called it a dump – TOTALLY UNTRUE ~ Sports Illustrated ~ How Not To Win A Poetry Slam ~ the talk ~ It’s Official: White Allies Are the Worst Wypipo in the World ~ Procter & Gamble Release an Ad About ‘the Talk,’ and White People Respond With the Wettest, Saltiest, Stupidest White Tears Ever ~ Procter & Gamble video Ad called “The Talk” – Uncle hotep chimes in ~ “Ignorance allied w/ power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” ~ Facebook’s Complicity in the Silencing of Black Women ~ In sunny Santa Barbara, the New York Philharmonic gives its conductor a cold farewell ~ Former Clinton Adviser: Sanders and His Followers Are ‘Detrimental to the Democratic Party’ ~ Mayor Reed Shows President Trump How to Fight the Media You are blocked from following @KasimReed and viewing @KasimReed’s Tweets. ~ P&G Release an Ad About ‘the Talk,’ and White People Respond With the Wettest, Saltiest, Stupidest White Tears Ever ~ Why I left Academia: Part I ~ which tank will fill up first ~ Milley: Future wars will be long, they’ll be fought on the ground, and spec ops won’t save us ~ The Game of Hacks & Unmasking Guccifer 2.0 ~ Here is a combination of three poems, that was read at Java Monkey. This poem was inspired by two things. One is this tweet: @AmadeusAlmighty Deuteronomy 22:28-29 Leviticus 25:44-46 2 Kings 2:23-25 Genesis 7. Try reading the WHOLE bible before proselytizing about it. The other source is 612 synonyms for bullshit

man finds a damsel that is a virgin, cockamamie crapola balderdash
man that lay with her excursion, double talk doohickey white trash
lie with her they be found upriver, asinine blabber bogus baloney
give her father fifty shekels of silver, bloviation bluster macaroni
she shall be his wife he hath humble fat, absurd adulterated double cross
shall ye buy their families they begat, banana hole ballyhoo applesauce
ye shall take them as an inheritance, jibber jabber junk oh my gosh
mocked go up thou bald head arrogance, gobbledygook gossip hogwash
shall not rule over another with sword, fabulous phooey forgery
he cursed them in the name of the lord, flush corruption fudge sorcery

@realDonaldTrump IN AMERICA WE DON’T WORSHIP GOVERNMENT – WE WORSHIP GOD! Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. ~ Getting odd is more fun. ~ @ChrchCurmudgeon If you plant a church next to a feed lot, don’t be surprised if it smells like dairy air. ~ Painkillers also ease the pain of my wordplay. Because demerol terrible puns.~ KimKierkegaardashian‏ @KimKierkegaard Spray tan tip: Don’t let them darken your soul ~ “Liberal fuckery is truly a bottomless pit of racism.” So much rhetoric, so little time. ~ @WernerTwertzog I do not trust people who smile reflexively, habitually, or when delivering bad news. ~ @freddiedeboer I’m amazed that refusing to ever say a single thing not drenched in lethal amounts of irony has resulted in a toxic, broken culture. ~ As we learned in 2008, a hot stock market does not always last. Often, when the inevitable correction hits, it is nasty. ~ under death sentence, three drugs without permission, lethal injection ~ Aren’t dreads high maintenance? If you don’t wash them regularly, they get nasty ~ They are recycling those buckets Tammy Faye used to buy makeup that came in those buckets ~ I am more offended by mediocrity than appropriation ~ I have written many posts about the death penalty. My take is that the state is not smart enough to use a powerful tool like the death penalty. The entire panoply of life issues are rife with hypocrisy. The big three are capital punishment, abortion, and war. Others include homicide, suicide, medical misadventure, drug abuse, unfortunate lifestyles, bad driving practices, and others. The short answer is that ending a life should be G-d’s decision. We are usually better off when we let her make the call. Sadly, ending the life of another is often the lesser evil, or a matter of self defense. It is a story as old as Cain and Abel, and will not be resolved soon. ~ At one time, people paid attention to conservation of scarce resources. The Blue Angles use a lot of energy. ~ @SlavojTweezek It is an outrage of neoliberalism, you know, that I must pay twice as much for “free-range” eggs when eggs cannot move! ~ @billmaher talking about #WhitePrivilege is like @realDonaldTrump talking about a bad haircut ~ THE MORNING BEACON: BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION The Washington Free Beacon’s morning email lays out everything you need to know about the world of politics, foreign affairs, and national security right in your inbox. ~ how much did @HBO pay @tanehisicoates ? ~ Apparently the money laundering charges stuck. Even if facilitating sex work were legal, that would not excuse related criminal activity. ~ You enable the KKK when you act afraid of them Just don’t leave them alone in the linen closet ~ @WernerTwertzog Ye shall know them by their lack of punctuation, correct spelling, reason, and the uncreative use of obscenity. ~ 14 things you should never say to a British person Have you met the Queen? What did you do for the royal wedding? Why is your food so bad? Why do you eat beans in a morning… on toast? Why do you love queuing? So, how’s Brexit going? Why do you drink so much tea? Why are you all so polite to each other? Why do you have so many words to say goodbye? Why is everyone obsessed with Mary Berry? But you said you were fine. Why don’t you speak any other languages? Moist. Is a Jaffa Cake a cake or a biscuit? ~ the story is over now, and i need to find something else to listen to… i download a lot of stuff, and lately the percent of things that i enjoy has been going down… i don’t know if i am too picky, or if the quality is declining… so when i find something that i enjoy, as i did this story, i want to make it last a while ~ Default Widget This is just a default widget. It’ll disappear as soon as you add your own widgets on the Widgets admin page. ~ @dadtellsjokes A termite walks into a bar and asks, “Is the bar tender here?” ~ pictures for this rainy monday morning entertainment are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. ~ selah

One History Of Religion

Posted in Georgia History, GSU photo archive, Religion by chamblee54 on August 6, 2017

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I was a southern baptist all my life. Arguably, I became a baptist when my mother converted in 1938, but really didn’t get with the program until I was born in 1954. The story is that Daddy called the choir director at six in the morning to sign me up.

First Baptist in Atlanta was a big church on Peachtree street, about a mile north of downtown. (A few years ago, they sold the land to a developer, and moved to the suburbs. I was working a block away when they tore down the building, and got some chips of brick as a souvenir.) I sang in the “cherub” choir. This was quite an experience when we performed in front of a full house. I have good memories of Sunday school, vacation bible school, and the choir program.

One thing I did not like, even at that young age, was the preacher. He was a greasy haired man who shouted a lot, and had a mean streak. Years later, I heard persistent rumors that he was gay. (I should note that this is not Charles Stanley. It is the man who preceded him.) One Sunday, we were watching him preach, and he shouted, “this is the word of G-d”. He then waved a Bible in the air, and slammed it into the pulpit. I thought, if that is the word of G-d, maybe he shouldn’t slam it down like that.

In 1962, mom and dad decided to move to a church closer to home. I liked Briarcliff Baptist. About this time, I first heard about being “saved from sin”, and thought it was a pretty cool idea. I also was in the cub scouts, and since their meetings were the same day as choir practice, I quit the choir. I attended church regularly the next few years, but never did join the church, and get baptized. The custom of pressuring children to make a “commitment of faith”, and get baptized, reflects poorly on Jesus.There are some other family issues that came up about this time. They are too personal to get into here, but they affected my attitude towards the church.

After a while, I was 17 years old, and working in a restaurant that was open until 1am on Saturday night. I decided one Sunday that I didn’t want to get up for church. I have only been back to that building once in the intervening 36 years. This is a repost, with pictures from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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Killed By Police August 4, 2017

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on August 5, 2017


Killed By Police is a handy web page. It is a no frills list of people killed by law enforcement. Friday, August 8, 2017, was a busy day for the grim reaper. Eight people met their maker, with the assistance of a law enforcement officer. Pictures for this feature are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

Using the links provided by KBP, we can learn a few things. All eight were men. The race was not specified in six cases. The other two were white men. Four of the deaths resulted from domestic disturbance calls. In all eight cases, the officer appears to be justified in using deadly force. Links to these cases are available at KBP, and will be provided in this story. Readers are encouraged to look into these cases more closely, if they have the time and inclination. If anyone finds any information that contradicts this post, please leave a comment, with a link.

Warren County PA Resident Dead in Officer Involved Shooting “54 year old Joseph Miller of Clarendon was stopped by a Warren City Police officer near the Dairy Delite at Routes 6 & 59 in Mead Twp at about 7:30 pm. The man was pulled over after witnesses had called the police and reported a maroon Jeep driving erratically. The State Police report that while the officer was talking to the driver, he allegedly became agitated and started loading an AK-47 rifle. The officer backed off and issued verbal commands to Miller, who ignored the orders. The suspect then exited his vehicle with the rifle. The officer fired his weapon, striking and killing the suspect.”

Texas Rangers Investigating Officer Involved Shooting in Kress “The Texas Rangers are currently investigating a deputy involved shooting in the city of Kress. Around 8:30 last night, officials say an off-duty Swisher County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in an altercation at a home on the corner of Moore and 2nd street. Police say the officer did shoot a man later identified as 33-year-old Garrell Byrd. Paramedics were called, but Byrd died on route to the hospital. …Neighbors say the house where the shooting took place constantly has people going in and out, and this isn’t the first time they have seen police activity at this home.”

Deputies Shoot, Kill Man While Serving Eviction Notice in Bankers Hill CA “Deputies shot and killed a man who was armed with a fake gun, while they were serving an eviction notice Friday, … “As they knocked on the door, the occupant who was the target of the eviction told them that if they entered he would arm himself with a handgun,” San Diego Police Homicide Unit Lt. Mike Holden Holden said. Once the deputies entered the apartment’s living room, the man ran into his bedroom and returned with what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun. As he pointed the weapon at them, both deputies fired several rounds at the suspect.”

Allen County OH Sheriff Office Press Conference on SWAT Shooting on Michigan Ave. “According to the Sheriff they had multiple complaints of drug trafficking at the house at 218 W. Michigan. The West Central Ohio Crime Task Force and Ohio BCI investigated and they were able to make undercover drug buys of Fentanyl from the home. The SWAT team served a search warrant yesterday and gunfire was exchanged between officers and a man in the home, who was shot and killed. … the home is owned by Keith Burkholder”. (Mr. Burkholder is listed by KBP as the victim.) “a large amount of drug contraband was recovered after the home was searched.”

“Lima Police Department officers responded to a shooting at that residence on Oct. 21 of last year and found Travis Burkholder suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.”

Lauderdale County MS deputy shoots, kills armed suspect “A Lauderdale County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man who refused to put down his weapon Friday afternoon in rural Lauderdale County. Lauderdale County Sheriff Billy Sollie said the sheriff’s department responded around 1 p.m. Friday to a disturbance call at a home on Fred Haguewood Road. Sollie said a suspect had threatened to harm the family and himself. Sollie said the first deputy encountered the suspect brandishing a handgun “on the porch” when he arrived at the home. The deputy then instructed the suspect to “drop the gun, drop the gun,” … the suspect was “raising the gun in a threatening manner,” which prompted the deputy to fire his weapon “to protect himself.” (The Meridian Star has a pay wall. “Welcome! Please enjoy a limited number of articles over the next 30 days. You have 4 pages remaining”)

Suspect Dead After Washoe County NV Deputy-Involved Shooting in Spanish Springs. This case may be the closest thing to a “bad police killing” on August 4. “Around 9:30 a.m. the Sheriff’s office received a call for a disabled vehicle stuck. A deputy was dispatched and arrived several minutes later. Once on the scene, the deputy was able to identify the person and called for another deputy to “provide cover for him.” Before the other deputy arrived, Sheriff Allen says that “some sort of struggle may have ensued and ultimately many minutes later several shots were fired from the deputy, striking the defendant. The suspect was struck several times and died on scene. ”

Man shot, killed by police near Surfside Beach SC identified “A call for a possible suicidal individual in the Deerfield Plantation area near Surfside Beach early Friday morning ended with an officer shooting the suspect after the person brandished a weapon at law enforcement, according to Myrtle Beach Police Lt. Joey Crosby. … Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard identified the victim as 33-year-old Aaron Payne. Crosby said the call came in at 12 a.m. and officers with the Horry County Police Department responded to 1000 block of Turkey Ridge Road. Upon arriving, police found Payne acting in an “erratic manner,” eventually firing his weapon into the air. … Efforts were made to talk with Payne, who reportedly continued to display aggressive behavior. Crosby added Payne continued to act erratic and pointed the weapon at officers while making threats. An officer fired at Payne, striking him. He was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead around 5 a.m.”

Armed Man Fatally Shot by Officer in Venice CA Residence “A man armed with a gun died after he was shot by police Friday after a dispute at a Venice residence. At around 8:30 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division officers were called to a home on the 800 block of Venice Boulevard, where a female resident told officer a man was inside, destroying property …. The man was armed, It wasn’t clear what he did to prompt officers to fire. … Carol Vorhees, a woman who said she was the female resident’s mother, said her daughter met the man online and they had been living together for two years. Vorhees identified the man as 53-year-old Todd Hurlbert.”