Examine Your Whiteness Part Three

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on February 2, 2018

During the debate about ex-employee revenge, and Palmer Marsh, PG took a bit of heat for his position. He was told repeatedly to “Examine your whiteness.” This phase was rather confusing. To attempt to get more information about EYW, PG typed the phrase into the google search window. This is what he found. Out of consideration to the reader’s attention span, none of these results will be *examined* in depth. If the reader wants to use the links, they can get more information.

Examining Whiteness: An Anti-Racism Curriculum “These materials, prepared by the Rev. Doctor William Gardiner, are made available to Unitarian Universalists (UUs), particularly white people interested in transforming their whiteness through understanding the complex history of white supremacy of over four hundred years in the United States, and the impact it has on us as individuals and the society as a whole.” This is a study course, for groups and individuals. Two of the documents are DIFFERENT WAYS OF BEING WHITE and DEVELOPING A POSITIVE WHITE IDENTITY. Some of the materials seem a bit contradictory, but may prove valuable with enough study.

Why Talk About Whiteness? “Her statement illustrates why educators, activists and allies doing racial justice work are increasingly focused on the importance of examining whiteness: It’s impossible to see the privilege and dominance associated with white racial identity without acknowledging that whiteness is a racial identity.” There is a great deal of semantic prestidigitation in these materials, and in the overall discussion of racial values.

Examine Your Whiteness, and Examine Your Whiteness Part Two, are the two posts that PG wrote about Palmer Marsh. This is results three, and four, of the google search request. Hopefully, this will generate some traffic.

The Meaning of Whiteness ” One of the requested topics was “whiteness,” a topic both obvious—how can a book about race not examine whiteness?—and curious, for I was quite sure that there would be no similar entries for “blackness” or “Asian-ness”. Whiteness, you see, is a unique concept and explaining it poses unique challenges. … who gets to define whiteness? In contemporary progressive circles, it is generally assumed that a group should be able to define itself, but whiteness has historically been defined by non-whites. … There are several different components of whiteness. These include: 1) racial identity, 2) racial bias, and 3) racial privilege.”

What Is Whiteness? is from the New York Times. PG foolishly used one of his four free articles for this month to see this. The article was written in 2015, and used two current stories to illustrate a whiteness binary. While some might see what follows as nonsense, you should be aware that it was written by “Nell Irvin Painter, a professor emerita of history at Princeton University and the author of “The History of White People.”

“The terrorist attack in Charleston, S.C., an atrocity like so many other shameful episodes in American history, has overshadowed the drama of Rachel A. Dolezal’s yearslong passing for black. And for good reason: Hateful mass murder is, of course, more consequential than one woman’s fiction. … An essential problem here is the inadequacy of white identity. Everyone loves to talk about blackness, a fascinating thing. But bring up whiteness and fewer people want to talk about it. Whiteness is on a toggle switch between “bland nothingness” and “racist hatred.” On one side is Dylann Storm Roof … On the other side is Ms. Dolezal … . But why, we wonder, did she pretend to be black? … Eliminating the binary definition of whiteness — the toggle between nothingness and awfulness — is essential for a new racial vision that ethical people can share across the color line.”

America’s newspaper of record is saying is that the choices for whiteness are Dylann Roof and Rachel Dolezal. Maybe they are talking about hair. We get to choose between the soupbowl haircut of Dylann Roof, or the horror movie frizzle of Rachel Dolezal.

5 Ways To Check Your White Privilege Imagine you walk into a room of 10 random strangers and shout the words “white privilege.” There is no need for suspense. The five ways are: “1. During discussions on race, be mindful not to silence people of color. 2. Do not assume you worked harder than a person of color to get where you are today. 3. Don’t expect a person of color to educate you on race whenever you feel like it. 4. Consume film, television, music, and other media in a mindful way. 5. Don’t assume people of color are “pulling the race card.””

How Much Sweat is Too Much Sweat? The article above had a header ad to pay the bills. “When sweating gets excessive and happens for no clear reason, it could be a sign of a real medical condition known as hyperhidrosis.”

The Whiteness Project “The Whiteness Project is an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as “white” experience their race. … The latest installment, Intersection of I, is a collection of 23 interviews filmed in Dallas, Texas in July 2015 and released in April 2016.” This feature does not give any specific instructions for the examination of whiteness. OTOH, it is entertaining and enlightening. Twenty three young people, all white, give video talks about their experience with race. One is a running back, who people are surprised to hear is white. One is a high school student, who says some of the black kids at his school are disruptive. If you have the time, these videos are worth your time to watch. If nothing else, many of the young adults are cute.

Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. The North Carolina pictures were taken in October, 1936, by Arthur Rothstein. The South Carolina pictures were taken in July, 1937, by Dorothea Lange.



Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on December 30, 2017

1179 Andrew Thomas Finch was going to be the story of the week in the Killed By Police series. However, the story keeps getting bigger, and weirder. There are enough notes now to justify a stand alone story. Pictures today are from The Library of Congress.

Andrew Thomas Finch “is dead after being shot by a Wichita police officer who was investigating a call of a possible homicide and hostage situation at the corner of Seneca and McCormick on Thursday night. Deputy Police Chief Troy Livingston said police received a called of a shooting at around 6:15 p.m. “It was a shooting call involving hostages,” he said. “The original call, we were told someone had an argument with their mother and dad was accidentally shot. And now that person was holding mother, brother and sister hostage. We learned through that call that a father was deceased, and had been shot in the head. That was the information we were working off of.” Officers went to the 1000 block of McCormick, preparing for a hostage situation, he said. “A male came to the front door, as he came to the front door, one of our officers discharged his weapon,” Livingston said. … When officers got inside the house, they didn’t find anyone with gunshot wounds, Livingston said.”

“Online gamers have said in multiple Twitter posts that the shooting of a man Thursday night by Wichita police was the result of a “swatting” prank involving two gamers. Swatting is an internet prank where someone makes a call to a police department with a false story of an ongoing crime – often with killing or hostages involved – in an attempt to draw a large number of police officers to a particular address. The prank has gained traction across the country with online gamers. Those who try to cause the swatting incident will use caller ID spoofing or other techniques to disguise their number as being local. Or they call local non-emergency numbers instead of 911 …”

@vNatsu_ “So this is what happened on this “swatting” between baperize/Baperizer or what the fuckever. And miruhcle/7alent and the swatter. If you are confused just ask me and i can clear it up.” @OMGLove “Someone tried swatting someone over an argument over a $1 wager. Swatted the wrong house and an innocent man got killed. WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR COMMUNITY? WOW :|” @Parasite “Unbelievable, two kids in the community got in a verbal dispute and thought it would be funny to swat each other which resulted in an innocent man being killed by police officers responding to the swat calling. Disgusted.” @_Cuvey “Actual thing that happened between the whole swatting and Baperizer situation* RT to spread awareness”

Lisa Finch, mother of the deceased, tells her story This is tough to listen to. After Mr. Finch was shot, the police handcuffed his mother, and forced her to step over her son’s body. She then went outside, without having a chance to put her shoes on.

Police release ‘swatting’ call, video of man being shot to death as a result of hoax “At 6:18 p.m., an officer working at City Hall received a call from an unknown man who said there was a disturbance with his father. When dispatchers spoke with the caller, he said he got into an argument with his mother and shot his father. “They were arguing and I shot him in the head, and he’s not breathing anymore,” the caller said. Asked if he had any weapons on him, the caller said, “Yeah I do.” He then said he was standing by his mother’s closet holding a black handgun. “I’m just pointing the gun at them, making sure they stay in the closet,” the caller said. When the dispatcher asked if he could put the gun down, he said no. He then made further threats. “I already poured gasoline all over the house, I might just set it on fire,” he told the dispatcher. “Do you have my address correct?” “It’s giving me anxiety, making me paranoid,” he said. When the dispatcher asked if the man was white, black, Asian or Hispanic, heavy breathing could be heard. Then the call disconnected. ” (Is it a good idea to fire on a house that is soaked in gasoline?)

As officers arrived to 1033 W. McCormick, Livingston said they were prepared for a hostage situation and were posted on the east, west and north sides of the house. However, there was no hostage situation and family members of the man shot — identified by family as Andrew “Andy” Finch — said he doesn’t play video games. His mother, Lisa Finch, said Finch saw police lights outside, and opened the door to see what happened. She heard him scream, then said she heard one shot fired. … “Officers gave him several verbal commands to put his hands up and walk towards them. The male complied for a very short time and then put his hands back down to his waist. The officers continued to give him verbal commands to put his hands up, and he lowered them again. “The male then turned towards the officers on the east side of the residence, lowered his hands to the waistband again, then suddenly pulled them back up towards those officers at the east. “The officers on the north side of the street feared the male pulled a weapon from his waistband, retrieved a gun and was in the process of pointing it at the officers to the east. Fearing for those officers’ safety, the officer on the north side fired one round.” Officers removed four people from the house and then searched it. They discovered there were no hostages or deceased people, Livingston said. Emergency medical crews were standing nearby, he said. “They can’t go in and treat somebody until the house is cleared and made safe,” he said. “An individual was shot at 6:47 and was at the hospital in about 17 minutes.”

“Los Angeles police arrested a 25-year-old man in a suspected “swatting” hoax 911 call in Kansas that ended in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed man. The LAPD took Tyler Raj Barriss of Los Angeles into custody in that city on Friday afternoon, on a fugitive warrant stemming from the Thursday evening incident in Kansas, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department said.”

Mr. Barriss “resided at a transitional recovery center in south Los Angeles. … In October 2015, Barriss was arrested in connection with making a Bomb threat​ to ABC Studios​ in Glendale, California​.” His twitter handle was @SWAuTistic. The account has been suspended.

Mr. Barriss gave a remarkable interview on youtube. The voice is similar to the one in the 911 call. In the video, Mr. Barriss admits to making the “evacuation” call, but denies responsibility for the death of Mr. Finch. Mr. Barriss was at the library when he got the message, asking him to “evacuate.”

This video might be up for very long, but it is worth watching. In an ironic touch, the video was interrupted four minutes in for a commercial. The music for the commercial was “Singing in the Rain.” This song was featured in “A Clockwork Orange.”

Killed By Police December 10

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on December 10, 2017

16 people were Killed By Police in the United States last week. Here are the links: 1104 Delbert McNeil 1105 Gregory Ray Ham 1106 1107 Jeffrey Scott Cantrell 1108 Mario Sanabria 1109 Johnny D. Carter Christopher Duffy 1110 Robert Page 1111 Jean Pedro Pierre 1112 Scott Addison 1113 David Facen 1114 Jesse Cole Shuping 1115 Kyler Grabbingbear 1116 John Souder 1117 Frederick Douglas Wilburn Jr. 1118 Vernchoy Saechao 1119

5 of the victims were White. (1104, 1105, 1112, 1114, 1116) 2 of the victims were Black. (1111, 1113) For 7 of the victims, the race was not indicated. (1106, 1107, 1109, 1110, 1117, 1118, 1119) 1108 Mario Sanabria was Latino. 1115 Kyler Grabbingbear was Native American.

6 of the victims fired at a police officer. (1107, 1109, 1112, 1113, 1118, 1119) 5 of the victims displayed a weapon. (1105, 1108, 1110, 1114, 1116) 3 of the victims were involved in a domestic dispute. (1111, 1115, 1118) 2 of the victims were apparently suicidal. (1107, 1110) A taser was used in two incidents. (1104, 1111) 1113 David Facen was shot in a Walmart parking lot.

2 of the incidents were in Georgia. Suspect killed after exchanging gunfire with deputies, officials say “… a woman called the sheriff’s office just before noon after a man pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger. The gun didn’t go off. Deputies arrived at the suspect’s (Jeffrey Scott Cantrell) home a few minutes later and made contact with him. Authorities said the suspect told them he would not be taken alive and that deputies would have to kill him. The man then came outside with his weapon and began firing. … Deputies fired back, killing him.” “… prior to the incident, Cantrell had contacted a family member and talked about committing suicide.” (1107)

Family wants answers after man dies weeks after arrest “CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. – A man arrested in Clayton County died weeks after he was arrested. Police said Christopher Duffy, 23, was not in a crosswalk and was stopping traffic as he tried to walk across Tara Boulevard on Oct. 26. Police said an officer confronted Duffy, smelled marijuana and found a small amount in his pocket. Officers said Duffy ran away and was captured but then ran away again. When officers caught Duffy a second time, they said he was resisting arrest and they shocked him with a Taser. Paramedics were called and they found no obvious medical issues. Duffy’s family believes he was beaten. “Because he took off running, they were upset and they decided to beat him,” his cousin, Arista Duffy, said. “Somebody needs to pay for this. We’re not going to stop until we get justice.” Family members said Christopher Duffy called them when he got to jail and said he had chest pain and was throwing up blood. He said jailers did not give him medical care. A month after his arrest, Duffy was found unresponsive in his cell. He was taken to the hospital and was in a coma until he died Tuesday morning. Police deny that officers used excessive force. Clayton County police said an internal affairs probe found there were no strikes or blows administered to Christopher Duffy.” (No KBP #)

Three killed, one cop hurt in separate shootings South Florida saw 3 fatal incidents on December 6, 2017. Three killed, one cop hurt in separate shootings “After threatening suicide, 71-year-old Robert Page engaged in a standoff of about 90 minutes with a Coral Springs SWAT team. At least two officers fired and killed him when he came out of his house carrying a shotgun, said Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office. … “Whatever moves he made were threatening to the officers,” … Police had been at the home the night before the shooting responding to a reported disturbance, Concepcion said. …” (1110)

Cellphone video captures fatal deputy-involved shooting in Lauderdale Lakes “LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies said they were forced to shoot a man Wednesday who attacked them after they were called to a Lauderdale Lakes apartment complex regarding a disturbance between a man and a woman. … BSO investigators said deputies were dispatched to the apartment complex in the 3600 block of Northwest 21st Street at 4:44 p.m. after someone called 911 about a domestic dispute. “He was trying to separate the two parties. He was violently attacked by the subject,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said.” “The office says Jean Pedro Pierre attacked 48-year-old Deputy Sean Youngward. Witnesses told investigators that Pierre punched and kicked Youngward.Authorities say Youngward had to call in backup when non-lethal methods failed to subdue Pierre. Deputy Steven Briggs arrived and the sheriff’s office said he found Youngward on his back, still under assault. The sheriff’s office says Briggs ordered Pierre to stop before firing several shots. Pierre was not armed. He died at a hospital.” video (1111)

Suspect Shot Dead by Officer in Walmart Parking Lot Had Criminal History “Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said Manuel Gonzalez … was off-duty and working as a security officer at the store when he responded to a shoplifting incident. Gunfire was exchanged and the suspect, David Facen, was killed at the scene. Footage showed the suspect’s body under a yellow tarp between two cars in the parking lot. … One witness said he heard around six gunshots and saw officers responding immediately. “I can’t believe this, plain daylight, it’s not safe to be even at Walmart nowadays,” Armando Jomarron said. … Facen had criminal priors, including attempted first-degree murder, second-degree murder and battery on a law enforcement officer, records showed. He has spent about 20 years in prison.” (1113)

2 of the incidents were in Texas. Man dies in Hamlin police custody, Texas Rangers investigating “Johnny McNeil identified the victim as his brother, Delbert McNeil. He said his brother was a Mental Health Mental Retardation patient who should have been handled differently. He believes excessive force was used — including tasing — leading to his brother’s death. Hamlin Police Department responded about 1:10 a.m. Saturday to reports of a “male suspect, possibly under the influence, throwing items in front of a local business.” According to a Hamlin police news release, the man became “combative and violent and assaulted the officers” when he was located and taken into custody. “Additional officers were requested along with Emergency Medical Services,” the release said. “The male suspect was agitated and began to fight with the EMS personnel.” Johnny McNeil said he understood Delbert was tased and assaulted by officers. “I think they (police) should have contacted MHMR first to let them know he was having an episode,” Johnny McNeil said, adding he was “disappointed” with how it was handled. Hamlin police said Delbert McNeil collapsed and was taken to the Hamlin Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Johnny McNeil said Hamlin Police Chief Bobby Evans told him that his bother had a heart attack on the way to the hospital. Debra Adkisson, a neighbor, said Delbert McNeil was tased at least twice. “He was in the backseat, cuffed. What else could he do?, Kind of bewildered because he was a friend. To see this happen right in front of my house and then the next morning to find out that he’s passed.”” (1104)

Police: Officer shot and killed sword-wielding man “A La Marque police officer shot and killed a man Sunday who police said had threatened a resident with a sword during a burglary attempt and later attacked an officer and a police dog, officials said. …police Chief Kirk Jackson … A 55-year-old woman told police Gregory Ray Ham, 62, pushed a sword in her face after forcing his way into her house and barricading her in a room using furniture, Jackson said. Police freed the woman who told them Ham had fled to another structure in the same block, Jackson said. Police warned Ham to come out of the structure or they would send in a police dog, Jackson said. Ham refused and the dog and its handler went into the structure, Jackson said. Ham is accused of attacking Santos and the police dog when they entered the structure, Jackson said. “Once the armed suspect was located, the officer engaged him and subsequently discharged his firearm striking the suspect,”” (1105)

2 more incidents are noteworthy. Woman says Adams County deputy shot and killed her unarmed 19-year-old son in chance encounter “Now he’s dead. In a blink of an eye he is gone. At 19 my son lost his life,” said Andrea Feltman, 37, referring to her son Kyler “KyKy” Grabbingbear. “Native American lives matter.”… A deputy had responded to an emergency call to an apartment next to where Grabbingbear was at 3:34 a.m. Thursday. Feltman said 20 minutes earlier her son had been at her home. He walked to his girlfriend’s apartment in the 8700 block of Galen Court. Grabbingbear and his girlfriend were in the process of breaking up. “He was hungry and tired,” Feltman said. “He was yelling because he was upset.” His girlfriend’s mother told him to leave or she would call 911. “It just so happened that a (expletive) cop was in the hallway,” Feltman said. Just as her son walked out of his girlfriend’s apartment, he saw the officer. Grabbingbear took off running down the apartment hallway. The deputy gave chase, … The deputy caught Grabbingbear in a small courtyard, she said. “They started scuffling,” Feltman said. Sgt. Jim Morgen, of the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, said the deputy suffered neck and head injuries in a confrontation. … the deputy pulled out his gun and shot Grabbingbear…. “Why couldn’t you use your Taser?” …“Why couldn’t you use your baton?” Feltman said the reason she believes her son began running when he saw the deputy was because he had slept in after working a graveyard shift and missed a court hearing on a misdemeanor drug possession charge. He didn’t have $100 to pay his bond so he didn’t want to go back to jail until he got a second job and earned enough money, Feltman said.” (1115)

Trooper Involved Shooting with Suspect Fatally Wounded-Dover “The Delaware State Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating . … at approximately 3:11 a.m., Saturday, December 9, 2017, a Trooper … stopped a vehicle … The Trooper approached the vehicle, at which time the front seat passenger displayed a weapon, with an exchange of gunfire ensuing. The 16 year old, male suspect, was shot during the exchange, and succumbed to his injuries after being transported to an area hospital. The 18 year old male driver of the vehicle, sustained a gun shot wound to his leg and was treated and released from the hospital. A 17 year old rear seat passenger in the vehicle was uninjured as a result of the incident. The Trooper was also not injured.” (1119)

Pictures are from The Library of Congress.


Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on December 1, 2017









Alan Burnett~Bill Medlock~Bill Meneely
Blaze Mills~Buddy Conine~Calvin Bunn
Danny Fields~David Chewning~David Hadden
Charlie Hall~Dwight Dunaway~Freeman Waldrop
Gary Hunton~Gene Haynes~Gene Holloway
Gibson Higgins~Glenn Krause~Greg Scott
Harold King~Hawk~Jerry Pyschka
Jim Anderson~Jim Woodward~Joe Kenney
Joe Vickery~John Harllee~Jon Gordon
King Thackston~Larry Jackson~Layton Gregory
Lee Mullis~Les Friessen~Mac Wilson
Manfred Ibis~Mark Keenum~Mark Rosen
Martin Isganitus~Michael Dollins~Micheal Mason
Moon Moore~O’Gene Donohue~Purl Sudds
Ron Davis~Sam Mitchell~Skeeter Smith
Steve Bedworth~Stuart Davis
Ti Barfield~Tom Aderhold~Tom Selman
Tom Williams~Trion~Winston Morriss










I Must Renounce Art

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on November 27, 2017

display of a link on this page is not an indication of approval ~ tree stump removal ~ The most passionate defense of the serial comma you’ll ever read ~ Did Charles Manson ever live in Woodbury Tennessee? Rumors of a devil-worshipping cult active in the hollows of Cannon County that have been linked to Manson and the Family have swirled for decades but very hard to substantiate. ~ @RawanHoops Dear black women/men, If an Arab calls you, hear them call or describe black people as “abed”, proceed to beat the shit out of them. Don’t believe them that it means “black”. ‘Aswad’ means the color black. Textbook definition of ‘abed’ translates to ‘slave’. ~ The Inanity of the Starbucks Christmas Cup ‘Controversy’ ~ Will Mackin on Capturing the Weirdness of War ~ The Lost Troop ~ betty bowers ~ I listened to 2:19 of this, until the drag queen said “you’re a racist.” This image was on the screen. ~ ArethaFrankIinn It Is With Sad News That We Announce The Passing Of The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin 1942-2017 ~ Scientists are about to test a devastating hypothesis: 2018 will suffer a lot of big earthquakes ~ On Loving Taylor Swift While Being Brown ~ Midnight cowboy: John Rechy recalls 40 yeas of hustle ~ @WernerTwertzog I am told I must renounce art produced by anyone whose good moral character is not clearly established. ~ Alice’s Restaurant ~ Civil Wrongs ~ @NsbSo Some of the best words literally ever: Bamboozled, Flabbergasted, Discombobulated, Shenanigans, Cattywampus, Lollygag, Malarkey, Kerfuffle, Brouhaha, Nincompoop, Skedaddle, Pumpernickel, Hodgepodge , Effervescent, Kumquat, Spelunking, Strumpet, Bunghole, Ragamuffin, Swashbuckler, Tomfoolery ~ a soldiers tale ~ @WernerTwertzog For what am I thankful, America? “That God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever,” I am told, by Thomas Jefferson. How about that? #Thanksgiving @chamblee54 This is a legitimate quote. It is found in “Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII” The context is amusing, and more than a little bit hypocritical ~ QUERY XVIII ~ Imani “I Smell Sex and” Gandy‏Verified account @AngryBlackLady Dear White People: This Thanksgiving is when the rubber meets the road. This is when you talk to your racist relatives about what’s been going on during the past year. ~ The Bizarre True Story of the Neighborhood Scuffle That Left Rand Paul with Six Broken Ribs ~ EXCLUSIVE: THE BUS DRIVERTHAT CAUSED A VIRALSENSATION SPEAKS ~ Are you a cool white girl with a RACIST ass immediate or extended family? ~ Denzel Washington: Don’t blame the prison system, ‘It starts at the home’ ~ blueprints for st. louis Made in U.S.A. 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I’m sorry if I fired off a shot and you got hit in the crossfire. I needed to rant and that may have hurt your feelings. ~ i quit reading the post after a few minutes, so there are no worries here Debunking quotes is a hobby of mine, and Mark Twain gets his share of misquotes. When I did not see it on the MT wikiquotes page, I suspected it was a fake Yes, these wise quote in front of a pretty picture memes are frustrating. Besides I have a thick skin ~ Thanks. I have an arsenal of quotations that I’ve saved. Lately I’ve learned that the attributes are all wrong in way too many of them. Social media may be fun SOMEtimes, but it’s wrecking other things. Wide-spread freedom to beguile the masses. ~ Michelle would kill him, and the accuser. ~ @ChrchCurmudgeon When you drive past a guy on a bicycle carrying a yoga mat and a circular saw, it raises questions that will never be answered. ~ The official scorer at a baseball game used to get paid $30 That was $1 for keeping score, and $29 for the abuse ~ words Mrs. Betty Bowers does not want us to use: literally, actually, classy, voracious reader, alt-right, social justice warriors, antifa, snowflake, safe space, pc, values, patriot, exact same, wheelhouse, #fakenews, blessed, religious freedom, christain ~ UH has this list of rappers who campaigned for Hillary. I wonder how the smalltown white people in Michigan felt about this? Hillary made a push for black voters… who she was going to get anyway … and ignored the white voters. She called these white voters “deplorables”. This is how you lose elections. ~ Sorry, you are not authorized to see this status. ~ @chuckwoolery Charles Manson Was Antifa, BLM And A Bernie Bro Before It Was Cool @AMillennialDog Charles Manson carved a Swastika into his own forehead, you supreme dipshit ~ RM is a cartoon character They have never been alive, and thus cannot die. The trending status must be due to sexual misconduct. The Big Boy is strangely quiet. ~ should twitter apply their hate speech standards to comments like this? ~ talent is knowing when to quit making changes ~ KimKierkegaardashian‏ @KimKierkegaard All three of my fragrances are back in stock: melancholy, hopelessness, and despair ~ these people ~ I hate to be a spelling nazi, but you misspelled weird. Remember, it takes we to be weird. ~ One of the problems of free speech is people crying wolf. With all the prophets of doom and gloom, it is tough to tell when a real threat emerges. While I am concerned about having a free internet, I am also skeptical about all the net neutrality noise. It is tough to tell what is really going on. ~ @Bullycider White libs are all about hurting fellow whites, they don’t care about blacks. If they bring up these issues, it is to trigger other whites, not to solve problems. ~ Only five people at the FCC get to vote on Net Neutrality: Their names are Ajit Pai, Mignon Clyburn, Michael O’Reilly, Brendan Carr, and Jessica Rosenworcel. Both Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel plan to vote keep Net Neutrality, so to defeat the net neutrality repeal ONE OF THE THREE MEN (Pai; O’Reilly; or Carr) needs to change his expected vote (currently in favor of repeal). Here are the numbers by which to contact them: • Ajit Pai: 202-518-7399 • Michael O’Reilly: 301-657-9092 • Brendan Carr: 202-719-7305 EMAIL THE FCC COMMISSIONERS Ajit Pai, Chairman: Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner: Michael O’Rielly, Commissioner: Mike.O’ Brendan Carr, Commissioner: Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner: PLEASE contact these people! Net Neutrality is critical to keeping the Internet and its various news and information channels from being any further corrupted by disinformation, demagogy, or corporate domination. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD! Please copy and repost. ~ pictures for this abomination on wheels today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah
beware the social justice hypocrite ~ fat oils and grease are clogging the drain
white savior privilege on the gravy train ~ you can be bad at this and still do it
might as well i can’t dance the kaepernick ~ morphodite jesus on the graveyard shift
like unwrapping of a beautiful gift ~ violence just became the best music
scribble things I can’t say out loud ~ scare the daylights out of the crowd
men in tight pants throw a penalty flag ~ jeff sessions in granny clampett drag
time to get drunk in a parking lot ~ fermented vat of democratic rot

Fifty Four Years

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on November 22, 2017










Fifty four years ago, John Kennedy went to the oval office in the sky. The bullets hit Mr.Kennedy at 12:30 pm, CST. He arrived at the hospital at 12:37. He had a faint heartbeat on arrival, but quickly succumbed to his wounds.

In Georgia, PG was nine years old. He was in Miss Mckenzie’s fourth grade class. There was going to be an assembly soon, and the class was going to perform. There was a rehearsal in the cafetorium, and some of the kids were acting up. They went back to the class, and PG thought they were going to be chewed out about the misbehavior in the cafetorium. Instead, Miss Mckenzie came into the room, and told the kids that President Kennedy had been shot during a parade in Dallas Texas. She did not say anything about his condition. One kid cheered the news.

School let out at the regular time, and PG walked home. His mother and brother were crying. He was told that the president had died. The cub scouts meeting that afternoon was canceled.

Later that night, a plane arrived in Washington. The tv cameras showed a gruesome looking man walk up to a microphone. He was introduced as President Lyndon Johnson. This may have been the worst moment of that day. Photographs for this repost today are from “Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.













Happy Deviance

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on October 27, 2017

Tubby Boots

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on October 3, 2017

















PG found Classic Television Showbiz while reserarching a recent feature about the late Sherwood Schwartz. The site is a treasure, with youtubes of classic tv shows, and interviews with “entertainers”. Somewhere in the sidebar was a link to a story about Tubby Boots. This is a repost.

Charles “Tubby” Boots was born around 1926 in Baltimore MD. He was a nightclub comedian. Mr. Boots weighed 375 pounds, had bleach blond hair, and often performed without a shirt. He wore pasties on his boobs, and would twirl them simultaneously in opposite directions.

The parts in blue are borrowed from Classic television showbiz.
Tubby’s parents were a vaudevillian dance team called Boots and Barton. At the age of seven this youngster was clocking in at an astounding two hundred pounds, a constant target of ridicule in his Baltimore schoolyard….During his childhood, Tubby managed to witness a performance by comedy’s greatest cult icon, Lord Buckley … Tubby Boots recalled shortly before his death, “[Lord Buckley] was like a father figure to me. I met Buckley when I was seven years old when I was working at the Hippodrome in Baltimore, Maryland, and I was in awe of him. I saw his act every time he would come back to play the theater … I would sit in the theater all day and watch the shows. I’d stay out of school for the whole week – my mother would pack me a lunch – she knew what I was doing because I wanted to learn about show business. Buckley would do his hat-switching act. Every other show he would get me to do it with him. I’d hang out with him backstage, we’d go out for lunch or dinner, he’d sneak me back into the theater and I’d watch the whole stage show again. I started working nightclubs when I was eleven. I weighed 250 pounds and passed myself off as twenty-one. I got arrested in a strip joint and the police said: ‘We’re not going to throw you in jail but you’re not going to work in this town again – you’re too notorious.’ So they actually put me on a train and said ‘Where you wanna ticket to?’ I said, ‘New York.’ I didn’t run away – I was forced to leave. So when I got to New York I called Buckley and, pretending to sob, said, ‘My mama died in a car crash…my father was with her…’ Unbeknownst to me, he called my mother and told her, ‘He’s with me.’ So he got me a job at The Three Deuces, passing me off as twenty-one.” The Three Deuces was one of Manhattan’s major jazz holes in the thirties and forties, regularly featuring Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. Lord Buckley was connected to the jazz world for most of his career, performing in their clubs and utilizing a great deal of the Black hipster vernacular in his act.”
Mr. Boots got a job as the emcee for burlesque shows, frequently in traveling carnival shows. He was doing well, when Lord Buckley called him from Hollywood. Supposedly, there was a movie job waiting for Mr. Boots. When he got to California, he found out otherwise.
“Tubby became affectionately known as Princess Lily. “He used to call me Princess Lily but Prince Charles of Booth was my title. Buckley used to say: ‘Lil! You had the misfortune to be born with the beautiful body of a woman in the ridiculous body of a man!””
In 1959, Mr. Boots was in a bizarre accident. He was taking a bath, and the controls for the hot and cold water were in another room. Lord Buckley was handling these controls, and poured scalding hot water into the tub. Mr. Boots was stuck in the tub, and was badly burned. He spent a week in the hospital, and was not friends with Lord Buckley later.

After he recovered, Mr. Boots moved to Miami Beach. He performed in motel lounges for many years, and developed a following. Comedy albums were becoming popular, and Mr. Boots contributed “Thin my be in but fats where its at”. The albums were sold at his shows. The legend is that no copies exist that were not autographed.

The various search engines are sketchy about Tubby Boots. The Lady Bunny tells about going to see Mr. Boots in a supper club on Long Island in the eighties. Reportedly Mr. Boots did well during the comedy club explosion of the eighties.

PG saw a show by Tubby Boots. It was December 1974, at a dingy Atlanta bar called The Cove. PG was hanging out with someone we will call McClain, who liked the drag shows at The Cove. The bar was a former electronics warehouse, with a sign for Ballantines Beer by the front entrance. Ballantines had not been sold in Georgia for a long time, but the sign stayed. This was on Monroe Drive, behind Piedmont Park. Tubby Boots was a friend of somebody, and did a show at The Cove one night.

If you can stand to look at the embedded video, you get an idea about his show. Forty years later, PG can remember a few of the jokes. There was a one liner about an *African American* who took a shit, and thought he was melting. There was a routine based on the role Katherine Hepburn played in “Suddenly Last Summer”. My boy is not queeyer, he’s carnivorous. After a while, the shirt came off, and he twirled pasties from his boobs in different directions.

After the show, PG talked to a black friend, who did not want to meet the comedian. Meanwhile, Tubby Boots and McClain were making out. Before long, McClain came over to PG, and said he wanted to go somewhere else. McClain died in July, 1992. Tubby Boots died in August, 1993. Pictures are from The Library of Congress.

















Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on September 27, 2017

Clan Of Beckys

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on September 25, 2017

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Thank Satan It’s Friday

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on September 15, 2017

3.14% of sailors are pi-rates.
A man tried to sell me a coffin today… I told him that’s the last thing I need.
Comedians who tell one too many lightbulb jokes soon burn out.
Did you hear about the crazy Mexican train thief? He had loco motives
Did you hear about the runner who was criticized? He just took it in stride

Don’t kiss your wife with a runny nose. You might think it’s funny, but it’s snot.
Feeling Cold? Go stand in a corner for a bit. They are usually around 90 degrees.
How do you count cows? With a cowculator!
How does a penguin build it’s house? Igloos it together.
I burnt my Hawaiian pizza last night… I should’ve put it on aloha setting.

I don’t trust stairs. They’re always up to something.
I hate perforated lines, they’re tearable
I just read a book about Stockholm syndrome. It was pretty bad at first, but by the end I liked it.
I was looking at my ceiling. Not sure if it’s the best ceiling in the world, but it’s up there.
If you want a job in the moisturiser industry, the best advice I can give is to apply daily.

Past, present, and future walked into a bar…. It was tense.
RIP boiled water. You will be mist.
Steak puns… They’re a rare medium, well done
Tell ya my chimney joke? Got stacks of em! First one’s on the house
The sign said “Television for Sale – $10 – Volume Stuck On Full”. I can’t turn that down.

There are 10 types of people: Those who understand binary, and those who don’t.
To the man in the wheelchair that stole my camouflage jacket… You can hide but you can’t run.
Today’s top fact: 50% of Canada is A
Want to hear a joke about construction? Nah, I’m still working on it.
Want to hear my pizza joke? Never mind, it’s too cheesy.

What days are the strongest? Saturday and Sunday, the rest are week days.
What did the Buddhist ask the hot dog vendor? “Make me one with everything.”
What do you call a fat psychic? A four-chin teller.
What do you get if you stand between two llamas? Llamanated.
What happened to the cow that jumped over the barbed wire fence? Udder destruction.
When my wife told me to stop impersonating a flamingo I had to put my foot down.

Why can’t you hear a pterodactyl using the bathroom? Because the P is silent
Why did the blind man fall into the well? Because he couldn’t see that well.
Why do trees seem suspicious on sunny days? Dunno, they’re just a bit shady.
You can’t run through a camp site. You can only ran, because it’s past tents.
You heard the rumor going around about butter? Nevermind, I shouldn’t spread it.
Pictures today are from The Library of Congress. Similar material may be found at @baddadjokes.

Shelby Foote

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on September 10, 2017

PG spent a pleasant Saturday afternoon editing pictures from The Library of Congress (which illustrate this post) and listening to a 1994 interview with Shelby Foote. There was a book to be sold, and Mr. Foote made the necessary appearances to sell the product. The gentleman has a handsome Mississippi accent, and is a delight to listen to. There is a transcript, aka the lazy bloggers friend.

A few of the things he said are timely. When this show was taped in 1994, Mr. Foote spoke of healing from the War Between the States. Today, we seem to be regressing. Trash talk about the Confederacy is back in fashion. It is a good time to revisit these comments. Shelby Foote died in 2005, and can no longer comment.

“Slavery is a huge stain on us. We all carry it. I carry it deep in my bones, the consequences of slavery. But emancipation comes pretty close to being as heavy a sin. They told — what is its million or 7 million people, “You’re now free. Hit the road,” and there was a Freedman’s Bureau, which was a sort of joke. There were people down here exploiting them. Three-quarters of them couldn’t read or write, had no job, no hope of a job, no way to learn a new job even, and they drifted back into this peon age system under sharecropping, which was about all they could do.

To this day, we are paying and they are paying for this kind of treatment. I don’t mean there should have been a gradual emancipation. I mean there should have been true preparation to get this people ready for living a kind of life. They were free and should have been free all along, but they were not prepared for living in the world. They’d been living under conditions of slavery, which kept them from living in the world…..”

“The Civil War, there’s a great compromise, as it’s called. It consists of Southerners admitting freely that it’s probably best that the Union wasn’t divided, and the North admits rather freely that the South fought bravely for a cause in which it believed. That is a great compromise and we live with that and that works for us. We are now able to look at the war with some coolness, which we couldn’t do before now, and, incidentally, I very much doubt whether a history such as mine could have been written much before 100 years had elapsed. It took all that time for things to cool down….”

(Booknotes host Brian) LAMB: “Was the Civil War inevitable? FOOTE: I think that it was necessary. I do not believe that those differences could have been settled without bloodshed. The question is the horrendous amount of bloodshed. That was not necessary. That could have been stopped at some point. God knows. But there apparently were differences so profound between the abolitionists in New England and the fire-eaters of South Carolina that dragged the rest of the country into this conflict that I’m inclined to agree with Seward, who called it an irrepressible conflict….” (Chamblee54 recently published a post, Why Was The War Fought?. about the financial aspects of the War. Follow the money, and find the truth.)

LAMB: “From what you know now and your own political philosophy, if you had a voice and you lived back there, which side would you have been on? FOOTE: There’s absolutely no doubt. I’m from Mississippi. I would have been on the Confederate side. Right or wrong, I would have fought with my people. LAMB: Why? FOOTE: Because they’re my people. It would have meant the end of my life as I had known it if I fought on the other side. It would have been a falsification of everything I’d lived by, even if I opposed it. No matter how much I was opposed to slavery, I still would have fought for the Confederacy — not for slavery, but for other things, such as freedom to secede from the Union.”