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#NationalTellAJokeDay

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 18, 2017


Did you hear about the hungry clock? It went back four seconds.
Did you hear about the zoo where the only exhibit was a dog? It was a shih tzu
Did you hear about the shampoo shortage in Jamaica … it was dreadful
How can a woman terrify her gynecologist? By becoming a ventriloquists.
How do you circumcise a whale? A: Send down 4 skin divers.
How do you keep an idiot in suspense?……………………………………………..
How do you make holy water? You boil the hell out of it.

I entered 10 puns into a contest. I hoped one would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.
I had to make these bad chemistry jokes because all the good ones Argon
I hate going to abortion clinics cause there’s never anything to hang your coat
I suffer from kleptomania, but when it gets really bad, I take something for it.
Randy once told a joke to the ruler of China. They didn’t get it because it wasn’t metric
Standing in the park, I was wondering why a Frisbee gets larger the closer it gets. Then it hit me.

The guy who invented a place to put symbols on a map, what a legend!
This guy walked into a bar one day. He should have looked in front of him
Two cannibals are eating a clown. One cannibal said to the other, “Does this taste funny to you?”
Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted.
What concert cost 45 cents? 50 cents featuring Nickelback.
What did number 0 say to number 8? ….nice belt!

What did the policeman say to his stomach ….. you’re under a vest
What did the taxi driver say to the wolf? Where Wolf?
What do doctors give sick birds…. Tweetment
What do you call a bee born in May? A Maybe!
What do you call a guy with a spade in his head? Dug
What do you call a man with a tiny penis? Justin

What do you call it when a prisoner takes his own mug shot? A cellfie. Happy #nationaljokeday
What do you call nasal sex? Fuck nose….
what’s the difference between a pregnant women and a lightbulb…. You can unscrew a lightbulb
Where do the Polish keep their armies ? in their sleevies
Where’s the best place to hide a dead body? Page 2 of Google search results.
Why are there gates around graveyards? Because people are just dying to get in.

Why did the can crusher quit his job? Because it was soda pressing.
Why did the chicken commit suicide? To get to the other side.
Why did the dog cross the road? To get to the barking lot!
Why did the duck cross the road …. to prove he wasn’t a chicken
Why did the duck get arrested?? Because he was selling quack
Why did the scarecrow win an award? Because he was out standing in his field.
Why did Van Gogh become a painter? Because he didn’t have an ear for music. ;)

Why do many bars not allow neutrons to enter? Cause they always refuse to be charged..
Why shouldn’t you write with a broken pencil? Because it’s pointless!
Why was 6 scared of 7? Because 7 ate 9.
Why was the cat sitting on the computer? To keep an eye on the mouse!
Why was the mermaid wearing seashells? Because she outgrew her B shells
Why was there guitar teacher arrested….. For fingering a minor
Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest 2017 Part Two

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 10, 2017


Here is part two of the chamblee54 2017 coverage of The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. This is an annual contest celebrating bad writing. Part one was published on tuesday. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. These images are from “… 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.”

Fifteen mute commuters, jammed together in anxious anticipation of release, like expectant spermatozoa suddenly thwarted by an elevator suspended in its shaft, its cables soot-slicked, tense, and tired, yet no one stirred until Fern realized the last sound she might ever know was the Muzak thrum of Manilow’s greatest hits, and she snapped. — Julie Gautreau, Knoxville, Tennessee

Legs apart and hands on hips, Winston stood triumphant as the gel-bonded strands of a thinning comb-over danced in the wind like an arachnid doing the Hokey Pokey. — Peter M., Tianjin, China

Having just celebrated the union of nuptial bliss with my dearest Viola not six hours before in the lush, green, verdant gardens at Saint Benedict’s Cathedral, I watched the rise and swell of her white, wedding-dress-clad chest as she lay inert—still looking like an unconscious angel descended from the heavenly firmament, even while clutching an empty bottle of Thunderbird, and passed out behind the trash bin of our local liquor store, where our story begins. — Edward Covolo, Menlo Park, California

Rock Hanson, his huge fists bunched and ready for action, stared balefully at the Good Humor man who had let his girlfriend Jannette board the van to ring his bells.
Edward Buhrer, Camden, New Jersey

Dean had everything she’d dreamed the perfect boy would have: hair as soft as a baby bunny’s, dimples like the marks you could make pressing your thumb into unbaked cookie dough, eyes as beautiful as a thousand Thomas Kinkade paintings, and the smile of the male lead in an early Olsen-twins comedy, plus he smelled pretty good, too. — Sarah Cannavo, Maple Shade, New Jersey

As he was carried from the triclinium past the vomitorium to the privy and stared down the abyss rank with fumes from the legendary Cloaca Maxima, Sponge Bob instantly regretted his wish to time travel to Ancient Rome, for the collective sponge was to them what a used Sears catalogue would become for our more recent forebears. — Edward Mulholland, Atchison, Kansas

Lois was essentially a tragic case, with her penchant for duck-hunting gamekeepers who inevitably departed with a feather in their cap, whilst she was left feeling down and picking up the bill.
Anita Bowden, Manchester, England

The complex, nefarious plan hatched by the MacDougall family of Pine Woods (family motto: Auld Lang Pine), was best summed up by Jones as, “A cunning plan hatched by a punning clan.”
Sarita Hough, Blacksburg, Virginia

Regrettably it was neither a dark nor stormy night, and as Jennifer Perkins tried to bury her husband’s bleeding body she was only too aware that the full moon and listless night air was making her clandestine movements very visible from both the A303 highway and the chicken farm less than 200m away. — Martin Barrett, Arrowtown, New Zealand

All the signs were there beginning with the long black dresses, the shoulder-length straight hair, the ridiculously tall pointed hat, and the sixty-three-hundred- dollar plastic surgery bill for lengthening her nose and adding a wart, but, until she sold the Mercedes and placed a broom on the floor on her side of the garage, Daren just hadn’t put it together. — Tom McGowan, Zephyr Cove, Nevada

Margie’s disappointment was acute Tuesday morning when she read the sign scotch-taped to the window that said the taxidermist was closed for the month of August because she had a cooler full of squirrel carcasses in the back of the Mercedes and she was running out of ice.
Dorothy Harbeck, Fair Haven, New Jersey

During sex, Carl, the adult son of a funeral home director, always insisted that his wife lie motionless with eyes closed, and while this always brought back memories of his teenage years, Carl still wished that Yankee Candles made a scent that smelled like embalming fluid.
Randy Blanton, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Phoebe, age 15, very much regretted not having a little sister or brother, but reflecting on the embarrassing moment of earlier that morning when she had walked into her parent’s bedroom at a most inopportune time, she thought Ben Franklin’s list woefully incomplete, for there most certainly were things, besides laws and sausages, that you might like, but you definitely did not want to see being made. — Herbert Krimmel, Los Angeles, California

She walked into my office and brayed, “I want you to put a tail on my husband.”
Steve Lynch, Tuscon, Arizona

The warehouse was completely empty except for the mutilated corpse wearing a tuxedo covered with bloodstains, and a Mortimer Snerd dummy lying nearby on the floor, and Detective McIntosh knew Snerd wouldn’t talk. — Doug Purdy, Roseville, California

Conversations with People Who Hate Me

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on August 2, 2017


Conversations with People Who Hate Me is a new podcast. The host is Dylan Marron. He is good at getting publicity on facebook and twitter. The concept for the show is for Mr. Marron to call people who send him nasty messages. They talk on the phone, and have the magical experience of seeing each other as human beings. That is the plan, anyway.

PG has heard of Dylan Marron. There was a video featured on facebook. A video series of his was promoted on facebook, until PG chose to unfollow it. There was an attitude of smug superiority in many of these performances. PG finds this attitude to be very common with SJW™ types. This elitism is one reason why SJW™ are so disliked, not to mention ineffective.

There was one more video. Mr. Marron made some comments about autism. Apparently, Mr. Marron did not know what he was talking about. “PG decided to tweet a message to @dylanmarron. PG had never clicked on the DM twitter account, much less left a message. “You are blocked from following @dylanmarron and viewing @dylanmarron’s Tweets.”

A person who blocked PG on twitter, without recieving a single tweet, is hosting a show where he talks to “people who hate me.” PG has more curiosity than common sense, and decided to listen. The first guest was *Chris.* He is a cat scan technician, so the man has a few smarts. Chris described himself as a conservative, who used to be a liberal.

One issue that is important to Chris is abortion. He says he used to be pro choice, until he decided that life begins at conception. His *liberal* wife has born him two children, so it is not an abstract topic. People should play the game if they want to make the rules.

PG has noted that the conservative attitude about abortion is similar to the liberal attitude about racism. Both are explosive subjects. Believers seem to think that the louder you speak, the more truth your words have. Both anti-racists, and pro-life peeps, enjoy using questionable logic. Both sides passionately believe what they do, and think they are morally superior to people who do not feel the same. Many anti racists, and anti abortionists, seem to take pride in being a pain in the ass.

Somehow, the expression SJW™ comes up. Dylan thinks it is a compliment, while Chris sees SJW™ as an insult. Eventually, they agree to disagree. Kum Bah Yah.

Maybe SJW™ needs a makeover. The Social Justice part is arguable, but will stand for now. The W part is the problem, just like the W presidency. To most people, the W in SJW™ stands for warrior. Most SJW™ are not up for mortal combat, even if they hear that a celebrity said the N-word. Maybe the W should stand for whiner, wanker, wannabe, or wuss. PG votes for wanker.

PG wanted to comment about the show, and found an email address.

I just listened to the first episode of “People who hate me.” It had a few good moments, and a few bad ones. I don’t remember everything verbatim, so I cannot comment on individual statements. You said something about calling people racist. I have been called both n-lover and racist. I feel like both insults are the same. Fighting for social justice through name calling is useless.

I tried to send you a comment after your podcast series on autism. I went to twitter. It was the first time I had been to your twitter page. I was blocked. I don’t know if I will listen to any more episodes. As Andrew Sullivan said, the worst thing you can do to a blogger is ignore him. Andy said this before the advent of singular they, so the pronoun may change.Here is the blog post I wrote about the autism show. I also found another post I made about you. Here is a quote.

PG saw a video recently, A Rant Against an Anti-Millennial Rant. “And we use words like “racist” to describe someone who thinks that the word “bae” isn’t real because it didn’t originate from a white, Eurocentric vernacular.” It turns out the video features Dylan Marron, who says “And we understand that surface gestures are totally cool but they do nothing to dismantle systemic patriarchy.”

Alleged comedian Bill Maher got in trouble this week for saying a forbidden word on TV. A national hissy fit resulted. This communal pearl clutching is an example of a surface gesture. Screaming “MOMMY HE SAID THE N-WORD” does nothing to dismantle systemic patriarchy.

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

Incident At The Vortex

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 26, 2017


The Vortex is a bar in Little Five Points. They are famous for commodified counterculture, and the no idiot policy. The entrance is a Moreland Avenue icon.

There was an incident recently. A young lady ate there, and was not happy with the service Instead of leaving a tip, she wrote a note on the reciept. The server’s bf got her name, and left obnoxious messages on facebook. The server was fired, and the bf was banned from The Vortex.

The first PG heard about the incident was an article, Why You Shouldn’t Dine At The Vortex at Little Five Points in Atlanta, Citing Discrimination and Violation of Privacy, posted on facebook. The article was published by Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta. (Auto start music alert.) The customer, Kristina White, has disowned the BLMGA article. The link above is provided for reference only.

“This article was NOT authorized by me AND I am not affiliated with Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta!! Since sharing this story and hearing from another patron that also had a terrible experience with the same waiter, I have determined The Vortex incident to be more of a customer service issue rather than a race issue. The Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta organization is no longer associated with the investigation of this case, neither do they have the right to speak on my behalf to media outlets in which they are well aware of. However, Sir Maejor of BLM, continues to circulate MY story (inaccurately may I add) to push his own Agenda!! This has to stop‼️ I’ve been blocked from commenting on the BLM page to address this, but I ask…Please DO NOT share anything from their page regarding this incident!.” UPDATE: The facebook disclaimer has been taken down.

Obviously, leaving harassing messages is not acceptable. However, looking at various accounts of the incident, the only concrete complaint is that some customers got better cups of water than Ms. White. This is from her initial post: “I asked for cold water on this extremely hot day only to get back a smaller cup with no ice unlike the “other” patrons sitting on the outside deck with us. Of course, I sent it back and requested the same cup size with ice as the “other” patrons. He reluctantly exchanged the cups.” The BLMGA account is more sensational.

Customers sometimes have bad service. Servers sometimes have unreasonable customers. This is the food service industry, and it is always going to be like that. Maybe the server was rude to Ms. White. Maybe Ms. White was rude to the server, and he did not react well. However, if the worst thing the server did was give someone else a better glass of water, then maybe Ms. White was being petty. Stiffing a server, because someone else got a bigger glass of water, is not a good look.

Black Lives Matter Greater Atlanta seems to be part of the problem here. The *President and CEO* is Sir Maejor Page aka Tyree Conyers-Page. BLMGA is emphatically not connected to Black Lives Matter, as this radio story indicates: Black Lives Matter Disavows Atlanta ‘President’ Sir Maejor.

THE BLMGA DIFFERENCE “There are over 500 Black Lives Matter Groups out there and six in that State of Georgia. What separates us from the other BLM Groups out there is that we believe in leadership and accountability. We chose not to affiliate ourselves with the national BLM group because we will not center “sexuality and gender” around our organization. We believe it is divisive and counter productive to the movement. We will not put the “LGBTQ AGENDA” before the “BLACK AGENDA” we believe all black lives matter and at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what your sexual orientation or sexual preference is, you are still black.”

The BLMGA version of the incident had a homophobic feel to it. “Gaven’s boyfriend Patrick Wilkinson was sitting on the same patio as Ms. White and observed the whole entire ordeal. While in between servicing paying customers, Gaven and his boyfriend thought it would be appropriate and professional to overly show PDA (Public Display of Affection), this included kissing and fondling each other. Without being concerned that they were completely turning other paying guests off.” Did this really happen? What does that have to do with not getting as big a water cup as other customers? Did this really need to be included in the story? Maybe BLMGA was trying to fire up the readers, by screaming about faggots kissing in public.

Maybe it is related to the story, and we just don’t know all the details. The first three messages were: Msg 1: You shouldn’t go out to a fucking restaurant if you can’t afford to fucking tip. • Msg 2: recognize me? • Msg 2: you’re a piece of shit. The time stamp here is 7:24 pm for Msg 1, and 7:45 pm for Msg 2 and Msg 3. (The time on the receipt is 7:12 pm. This receipt was posted on the initial facebook post by Ms. White.) Just what did Mr. Wilkinson (the bf) mean by “recognize me?”

And the story goes on. The Vortex will endure, serving hamburgers and booze. PG ate there once, and decided that *The Vortex is Bennigans, with a nose ring.* The no idiot policy will be selectively enforced. BLMGA will find more stories to glomm onto. Kristina White, the server, and the servers bf, will go on to new adventures. The spell check suggestions for Maejor are Major and Marjorie. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

Tiny Tim

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 25, 2017

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There has never been a performer quite like Tiny Tim.

Herbert Khaury was born April 12 1932, to a Lebanese father and a Polish Jew mother. At an early age, he developed a love of vaudeville style music. He learned to play a ukelele, and began performing in his natural baritone voice.

One night, Mr. Khaury discovered falsetto singing. After trying numerous stage names, he settled on Tiny Tim. He got the attention of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In, and appeared on that show. Laugh In made Tiny Tim an overnight sensation. He performed “Tip Toe Through The Tulips”.

On December 17, 1969, Tiny Tim married Miss Vickie (Victoria Mae Budinger) on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. The show attracted an estimated 40 million viewers. Ed McMahon laughed. The couple had a daughter, Tulip Victoria, and divorced after 8 years of marriage.

Tiny Tim continued to perform up until his death November 30, 1996. He had diabetes, and heart problems. As wikipedia tells the tale:
“He continued to play concerts despite the warnings that, due to the fragile state of his heart, he could die at any moment. While playing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” at a Gala Benefit at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis on 30 November of that year, he suffered another heart attack on stage. He was led out by his third wife, Susan Marie Gardner (“Miss Sue”, whom he had married on 18 August 1995), who asked him if he was okay. Tim responded, “No, I’m not!”, his final words…He is interred in the mausoleum of Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis.
There is a live website, Remembering Tiny Tim. Under Tiny Trivia, the following items are listed.: 01. Tiny Tim was a devout Christian. 02. Tiny Tim had diabetes. 03. Tiny Tim was 6′ 1′ tall!! 04. One time, when Tiny Tim was staying at Ceasar’s Palace, he decided to have a little fun and order ONE OF EVERYTHING on the menu! 05. Tiny Tim used Eterna 27 by Revlon.06. He also used Jergen’s Body Shampoo.07 He used Vaseline Intensive Care: the yellow bottle for his upper torso and the green bottle for his lower half. 08. Tiny Tim also used Oil of Olay – eight times a day.09. Tiny Tim never ate cheese or meat. 10. Tiny Tim liked to use Viva papertowels after showering in hotels because he didn’t trust the cleanliness of hotel towels. .11. Tiny constantly washed his hands and “creamed” his hands with lotion afterwards. 12. Tiny Tim loved, in this order, #1 pizza, #2 chinese food, #3 popcorn.

This is a repost. Some of the websites quoted in this piece are now “frozen.” Some of the details quoted cannot be verified. Maybe popcorn was number one. Historic pictures for today’s event are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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Before Proselytizing

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 24, 2017


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My Dog Understands Me

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 23, 2017

Blue Tail Fly

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 19, 2017

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Q: What does “Jimmy crack corn” mean, and why does he not care?—Matt, Columbus, Ohio

PG was trolling stupidquestion.net when there was a convergence of stupidity. (The site does not exist in 2012.) All his life he had heard “Blue Tail Fly”, and been embarrassed. And there, in (pardon the expression) black and white, was someone who wondered the same thing.

It seems as though “Blue Tail Fly” started out as a minstrel song. For those who don’t know, minstrel shows were white people putting on black makeup, and imitating African Americans. Minstrelsy is not well thought of these days.

The story of BTF involves a slave named Jim. A fly bit the pony the old massa was riding, the pony was offended, and threw the old massa off. He was hurt landing, and died. Jim still has to crack corn, but he doesn’t care anymore, because old massa has gone away.

Dave Barry took a poll once to find out the stupidest song of all time. The overwhelming winner/loser was “MacArthur Park”. The combination of over the top show stopping, while singing about a cake left out in the rain, makes this ditty a duh classic.

In the spirit of corny convergence, the video is a karaoke version featuring Donna Summer . Miss Summer is a talented singer, who happened to connect with Giorgio Moroder. Lots of singers could have hit the big time by fronting those records. Donna Summer hit the jackpot.

For a proper post, there needs to be a third stupid song. This is not about stupid bands, singing about being D U M B. Even though they totally don’t belong, there is a video of the Ramones included. PG saw the Ramones at the Agora Ballroom in 1983. This was after their prime, and before a homeless man caught the Ballroom on fire.

We still need a third stupid song, and PG wants to get this posted with as little research as possible. Just like some writer was once given twenty minutes to write a song, and he decided to do the worst song he could think of. The result was “Wild Thing”. PG used to have a 45 of someone who sounded like Bobby Kennedy singing “Wild Thing”. This video (of the Troggs performing “Wild Thing”) has the late Casey Kasem, and Portuguese subtitles. Let the good times roll.

These four hundred and twenty hastily chosen words are a repost. Pictures are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. This was downtown Atlanta in 1941.


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The G-d Of Word

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 18, 2017


The facebook comment started with “Christ had so little regard for … ” PG gave into the temptation to comment. “Are you talking about Jesus? Not everyone agrees that he was the Christ.” The internet showed mercy, and only one stranger replied. “I think the bigger picture is being overlooked for semantics here… ” Talking, in or out of vain, is a big deal here.

People like to express opinions about the teaching of Jesus. The source of 99% of these thoughts is the bible. It is a fundamental belief that “the bible is the word of G-d.” PG has disagreed with this notion for a long time. This is not the same as not believing in the existence of G-d.

PG started to type a facebook reply, and then thought better of it. Sunday afternoons are a gift, even if they are uncomfortably hot. It is too fine a day to argue religion on the internet. Before he stopped, one thought did occur to him. If the bible is the word of G-d, then maybe Jehovah is the G-d of word. If you saw a mushroom cloud rising over Brookhaven …

Christianism is a religion of beliefs, rather than practices. The idea of getting people to agree with these beliefs is key to the Jesus experience. Many of these beliefs are noted in the bible. It is as if people make a G-d out of a book. When these high powered thoughts are expressed, then the semantics can get overwhelming.

As for the teaching of Jesus, all we know is what the Council of Nicea chose to tell us. We don’t have very much. What we do have is conveniently selected to fit the agenda of the speaker. What someone says about Jesus tells us more about that person than it does about Jesus. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

Cis

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 6, 2017

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The prefix cis- is being used to mean the opposite of trans. This is a gender thing. A cismale is a man who uses the factory equipment. A transman is someone who does things differently. There are various forms of this, which is a bit too complicated for social media discussion. Fecesbook Facebook, famously fallacy friendly, is not a good medium for subtle discussion. This is a repost.

Before we get started, it should be noted that cis- serves a valid purpose. The only objection here is to the word itself. It has a weird sound, and can be confusing. Perhaps an alternative would be to say birth gender. If you are were born male, and live in compliance with the gender assigned at birth, then you are a birth male, as opposed to a trans male.

Today’s drama started out with a post by Kat Blaque. Mx. Blaque is self described as “Illustration, Animator, Youtuber” on twitter, and “Children’s Illustrator, Thrift Store Addict and Opinion Vlogger” on facebook. The comment: “People who don’t like the word “cis” are annoying because they pretend it’s made up when it’s a prefix commonly used in science. but whatever. Ya’ll some children.”

Luther Mckinnon This comment is transplaining. I don’t like cis- because the s sound is tough to make for many people. Also, cis- sounds like cissy. Kat Blaque Butch up mary.

There were comments. Most of them had to do with “sounds like cissy.” The objection is not because of “emasculation.” The simple truth is that a cissy (or sissy) is a man who does not conform to gender standards. In other words, he does not act like a man. A cismale is someone who does conform to gender standards. Cissy sounds a lot like cismale, and yet they mean dramatically different things.

The language g-ds have spoken. The opposite of trans- is cis-. Any man who does not conform to this language standard is less of a man than one who does. To have standards of masculinity applied to using a prefix denoting the opposite of trans…this is weird.

Luther Mckinnon So, we make a difference this time. The business of using the cis prefix if fairly new. We can get into ableism issues here if you like. It is interesting that I made the comment about the s sound first. The part about similarity to cissy was second. The first comment was ignored. The incidental second comment was jumped on by the “woke”masses. There is also a bit of confusion here. A cissy is basically a non gender conforming male. Cis- means conforming to the gender assigned at birth. I see a contradiction there. Kat BlaqueI have a lisp and I can say cis just find. Butch up. Samantha Nicholson I like “cis” it sounds very scientific and using it makes me sound smart!
“Prefix commonly used in science.” This is news to a lot of people, with the possible exception of the Cisco Kid. Crosswordsolver.org has a list of words starting in cis. One familiar item is cistern, the opposite of a dry garden. Other commonly used words include cisalpine, cislunar, cismontane, Cissoid, Cistothorus, Cistothorus palustris, and Cistus ladanum.
One more person made a comment. Cianán Russell Luther, sit down. Seriously. I know you- SIT DOWN. Luther Mckinnon Who? This post has gone on long enough. It is time for the pictures, from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

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What Is More Important?

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 4, 2017


There is an old saying: what goes around comes around. When you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind. The toes you step on today are connected to the ass you kiss tomorrow. My karma ran over your dogma. OK, so there is more than one saying. The bottom line is, when your government messes with another country, there is going to be an invoice from the bank of retribution. The balance due is usually much larger than the principal.

In the region of the planet designated Afghanistan, there is no good place to get started. This country had the misfortune to be across the border from the Soviet Union. Thirty one years ago, the commies were the evil empire, that must be destroyed at all costs. These accounts are just now coming due, with interest attached. This is a repost.

The passage below was originally posted in tomdispatch. This is a fine facility , that deserves your readership and $upport.

It should by now be generally accepted that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan on Christmas Eve 1979 was deliberately provoked by the United States. In his memoir published in 1996, the former CIA director Robert Gates made it clear that the American intelligence services began to aid the mujahidin guerrillas not after the Soviet invasion, but six months before it. In an interview two years later with Le Nouvel Observateur, President Carter’s national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski proudly confirmed Gates’ assertion.

Brzezinski: “According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the mujahidin began during 1980, that’s to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan. But the reality, kept secret until now, is completely different: on 3 July 1979 President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And on the same day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained that in my opinion this aid would lead to a Soviet military intervention.”

Nouvel Observateur asked whether he in any way regretted these actions. Brzezinski: “Regret what? The secret operation was an excellent idea. It drew the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? On the day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, saying, in essence: ‘We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam War.'”

Nouvel Observateur: “And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?” Brzezinski: “What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”

On September 11, 2001, the United States was lured into the Afghan trap. Osama Bin Ladin does not regret it. The women and children dying in Pakistan might have a different opinion. Pictures today are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”.

How Black Is BHO?

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 28, 2017


Episode 35741 of bloggingheads.tv is another edition of the two black guys, @JohnHMcWhorter and @GlennLoury. They had plenty to talk about. PG has been burned out on racial discussions, and kept turning it off and on. Finally, at the 43 minute mark, PG realized that it was just fifteen minutes to go. He might as well listen to the rest of the show.

At 46:11, there was something to listen to. Dr. McWhorter had been talking about the eulogy BHO gave at the funeral of Rev. Clementa Pickney. The message was set in the rhythyms of the black church. It was very well received.

BHO was raised by white people. He lived in Hawaii and Indonesia. BHO attended Columbia University and Harvard Law School. When BHO came to Chicago, and began a political career, it was suggested that he find a church. This church affiliation is essential to an identity as a black politician. The act of speaking, in a black church, in the manner of a black minister, is something that BHO learned as an adult.

Rachel Dolezal was discussed on the show. Here is a white woman, who presented herself as black. After a while, she was roundly criticized for doing so. It was said that she has not suffered the hardships, and oppression, that comes with being black. Therefore, this light skinned woman is the object of derision for claiming to be black.

BHO was raised by white people in Hawaii and Indonesia. Arguably, he has suffered little, if any, of the oppression that most black people face. He chose to attend a black church, in part, because he wanted a political base. And yet, this half white man with dark skin is routinely accepted as a black man. Racial labeling, like beauty, is skin deep.

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