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Before Proselytizing

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 24, 2017


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Audio Distraction

Posted in GSU photo archive, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on July 21, 2017


@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.” Most arguments about the bible are boring. This one was distinguished by an alliterative twitter handle. PG found himself going down the rabbit hole, and looking up the four passages listed.

Genesis 7 is the story of Noah’s Ark. The thought of what that boat smelled like is enough to make a non-believer gasp for breath. The other three are typical of what might be called the perverted word of g-d, or PWOG. While they don’t have much uplifting value, they can be combined into a poem. A little editing, a few visits to rhyme zone, sacrifice a few brain cells, and, voila, you have a poem.

The poem will be set in 35 point comic sans. The innards will be 0-96-0 green, while the outer layer is 192-192-192 gray. The background pictures will be crowd shots from the Inman Park Festival, taken April 29, 2017. PG was beginning to think those pictures were useless. …

The Mozart of Mathematics is the first background audio distraction for this poem. It is the story of Paul Erdős. He was a Hungarian math genius, who wandered the world solving problems. After a visit to Notre Dame University, he noted the number of plus signs on the campus.

George HW Bush narrowly escaped comrades’ fate of being killed and eaten by Japanese captors. After the story of Paul Erdős, Futility Closet had another story. It seems that Mr. Bush was shot down in the Pacific, and rescued by Americans. Several others on his mission were captured.

“The next day a Japanese officer, Major Sueo Matoba, decided to include American flesh in a sake-fuelled feast he laid on for officers including the commander-in-chief on the island, Gen Yoshio Tachibana. Both men were later tried and executed for war crimes. A Japanese medical orderly who helped the surgeon prepare the ingredients said: “Dr Teraki cut open the chest and took out the liver. I removed a piece of flesh from the flyer’s thigh, weighing about six pounds and measuring four inches wide, about a foot long.

Another crewman, Floyd Hall, met a similar fate. Adml Kinizo Mori, the senior naval officer on Chichi Jima, told the court that Major Matoba brought “a delicacy” to a party at his quarters – a specially prepared dish of Floyd Hall’s liver. “I had it pierced with bamboo sticks and cooked with soy sauce.” They ate it in “very small pieces”, believing it “good medicine for the stomach.”…

David Remnick was the guest on WTF this week. It was a good chat. By turns it was funny, nostalgic, insightful, and full of terror for the America of Donald Trump. Impeachment will not be an easy fix. The Democrats have nobody to replace him. While many people knew about the crookedness, and cheapskate vulgarity, of DJT, the Democrats chose to scream racism. This just might have alienated the 70k voters in PAMIWI that tipped the electoral college. …

Here is the poem, Man Finds A Damsel. The first few words are a handy default title.
man finds a damsel that is a virgin, lie with her they be found upriver
man that lay with her excursion, give her father fifty shekels of silver
she shall be his wife he hath humble fat, thy bondmen thy bondmaids thy children
shall ye buy their families they begat, shall be your possession you gentlemen
ye shall take them as an inheritance, shall not rule over another with sword
mocked go up thou bald head arrogance, he cursed them in the name of the lord …

The Glenn Show was the next audio distraction. This is a Bloggingheads.tv show, featuring @JohnHMcWhorter and @GlennLoury. This show got bogged down in the ongoing debate about race and IQ testing … a subject that bores PG. It wasn’t until 49 minutes had passed before PG felt the need to make a selection. (BHTV has recently gone to a youtube viewer, and has a different method for making clips. The clips are, thankfully, no longer called dingle links.)

At 49:25, Dr. McWhorter said, referring to the election of DJT, “to an extent, it happened because people are tired of being called racist.” This is common sense to PG, and yet, almost nobody is saying this out loud. The Demoze/SJW attitude is one of self righteousness at screaming racist. To many, racism is a metaphysical evil, and when DJT was labelled racist, it was the moral duty of the electorate to vote for Hitlery. There was a twitter comment to this effect: @chamblee54 *racism shaming* is a terrible campaign tactic It is good to hear @JohnHMcWhorter (say) what i have thought.

Dr. Loury proceeded to state that throwing an elected president out, because we think he is an icky person, is a bad idea. The system was created to elect someone, and allow them to serve. Dr. McWhorter disagrees, and thinks that DJT is sooo icky that extraordinary measures are called for. Someone gave a performance of Godwin’s law. He said that the situation in Washington is not as bad as what the German Generals faced when they decided to off Hitler. Dr. Loury talked about the movie “Triumph of the Will,” and make the remarkable admission that he did not know that Leni Riefenstahl was a woman. One more tweet was required, this one including a colorized screen shot of the players. @chamblee54 @JohnHMcWhorter @GlennLoury this reminds me of outrage over jury decisions when justice is not a popularity contest here it is election. …

@HypertrophicLit Dear submitters, Please don’t address subs “Dear sir.” It’s not hard to find out that both our editors who read subs are women. Thank you. H ~ @chamblee54 A gender neutral replacement for sir and ma’am is needed.

When PG was writing this reply, he realized that he did not know how to spell ma’am, despite having said it thousands of times. Google contributes this: “Ma’am is another written form for Madam, which is used to politely or respectfully address a woman. This form of the word can be seen in classical literature including Charles Dickens’ books. Mam is a totally distorted and incorrect form for this word used especially within Indian subcontinent.”

What is the difference between calling someone “Mam” and “Ma’am”? There is a forum topic about the mam/ma’am debate. The bottom line seems to be that it is an informal expression, and that both spellings are correct. PG senses that ma’am looks more correct, and that this is the better written version of this oral expression. …

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

Photos Suicide Friendship

Posted in GSU photo archive, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on July 17, 2017

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Marilyn Monroe Reads

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on July 10, 2017


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Criticize White Privilege

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on July 3, 2017


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I don’t know where the gun was

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on June 26, 2017


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If you want to move past the sensational clickbait, there are a few things to learn. ~ Porn, Nazis and sarcasm: How these 3 old rules basically explain the entire Internet ~ Man allegedly shot by motorist while fleeing police ~ murderism ~ People Were Mad At Campbell’s Soup Because Of Their Gay Friendly Ad And Campbell’s Had The Best Response Ever ~ wsbn55894 | Directors of “Waffle House” Group Describe Beginnings, Real Estate, Buildings, Etc. ~ I just got a robo call from the Susan B. Anthony foundation. This is different from the Susan B. Komen foundation. SBAF wants me to vote for a so called pro life candidate. Her opponent was labelled a pro abortion extremist. The #GA06 election is tomorrow. On wednesday, this nightmare will be over. ~ “Propaganda does not deceive people, it merely helps them deceive themselves.” ~ Eric Hoffer ~ Thank you for the phrase *retail politician*.Yes, Hillary was qualified, at least compared to WJC, GWB, BHO, and DJT. 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One item: “Are there topics you refuse to cover because doing so would make you a pariah among your journalist friends?” Let the good times roll. ~ the philadelphia flag is ugly it does not represent a population known for having good taste ~ @rickygervais You can walk through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil, but an atheist tweeting an opposing view is jolly hurtful. ~ I was listening to a show about the Presidency recently. Someone asked, would you rather have a competent scoundrel, or an honest buffoon. They did not consider today, when the President is an incompetent scoundrel. ~ @realDonaldTrump Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action? Focus on them, not T! ~ @realDonaldTrump Obama Administration official said they “choked” when it came to acting on Russian meddling of election. They didn’t want to hurt Hillary? ~ I enjoyed seeing you last night. When I got home, I remembered that we had this online discussion/argument. At no time, when I was in your presence last night, did it occur to me to mention this discussion. Until I found this comment thread, to make this comment, I could not remember what the discussion was about. ~ @realDonaldTrump Karen Handel’s opponent in #GA06 can’t even vote in the district he wants to represent….because he doesn’t even live there! He wants to raise taxes and kill healthcare. On Tuesday, #VoteKarenHandel. @chamblee54 Replying to @realDonaldTrump With all due respect, this #GA06 voter is not interested in your opinion ~ 1- Don’t tell me what body part to vote off. 2- Do you live in #GA06? If not, mind your own business. 3- If you live in #GA06, be sure to cast your secret ballot. ~ @realDonaldTrump Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY? @jamiedupree In this tweet, the President acknowledges that there was election interference by Russia in 2016 ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Good Luck With That

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on June 19, 2017


display of a link on this page does not indicate approval of content ~ n word ~ JON OSSOFF FOR CONGRESS ~ The challenges of providing unbiased care to biased or racist patients ~ Democrats Have A Slight Edge In The Georgia 6 Runoff ~ self righteous bigot ~ Mark S. King: Those offended by #NoJusticeNoPride should learn LGBT history ~ No Justice No Pride protestors disrupt Capital Pride parade ~ US-Led Forces Now Using White Phosphorus in Populated Areas of Syria and Iraq ~ Joy Reid just went on a tirade against Bernie Sanders and his supporters ~ Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness Someone posted a list of British profanity, “officially ranked in order of offensiveness” Some poets take this as a challenge. ~ moby ~ 5 transgender tropes ~ maxwell house coffee ~ Drupageddon ~ Black Men Aren’t Safe in Mississippi! Man Was Hung In His Own Yard, Plus A Severed Head & Burned Torso Sends A Message After reading the linked article, and a couple of the related articles, I am not certain that this is racism. And I see a problem in hollering racism at inappropriate times. ~ drug test kits ~ The Double Standard of Diversity ~ diversity talk ~ Hours after officer Yanez is found not guilty in fatal shooting of Philando Castile, marchers close I-94 ~ 74 Seconds: The death of Philando Castile and the trial of Jeronimo Yanez Minnesota Public Radio has a series of Podcasts about the Jeronimo Yanez trial. If you want to move past the rhetoric, and find out a little bit about the trial, these podcasts are helpful. It should be noted that these podcasts cannot be downloaded, or paused. Go to the bathroom, and make sure your coffee mug is full, before you start to listen to an episode. ~ I quit reading when I saw this It’s simply false that the mere presence of a gun makes the encounter more dangerous for the police. ~ Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted Despite Forensics That Contradicted His Case ~ cosplay drama ~ risk The last story on this podcast is “Praying for Time by Christopher Fox” It starts at roughly 39 minutes in. A young man takes a massive dose of drugs, in a suicide attempt. He is somehow saved. At one point, his father drives seven hours, one way, to spend fifteen minutes in the hospital room with him. It is a very powerful anti suicide story. The first story on this show is by Conyers resident T.S. Madison. She is always an experience. ~ Decoding the Georgia special election ~ Why The Georgia Special Election Matters ~ 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. ~ “With a couple of days to give thoughtful consideration to the event, offended parade attendees flooded comment sections online, which is of course the perfect place to make your privilege most widely known.” Mr. King’s remarks reek of privilege. If you go to the comments here you will see a variety of concerns. ~ Bullies are sick people. You should not put well in front of bullies in a sentence. ~ this is the *top story* on my feed ~ Exactly who is NJNP, who is funding them, and what is their motive? Did progress with AIDS happen because of ACT UP, or in spite of them? ~ No I don’t think activism of the NJNP style is the answer. Mr. King had a snide, privileged take on the issue. The comments in the Blade were much more wide ranging. ~ I am not smart enough have a right answer. No police at Pride? Good luck with that. A large event like Pride requires police presence. Saying that these tactics work? Really? Maybe it will convince corporate sponsors to skip the event, which would be the end of large scale pride events. The list goes on and on. What Mr. King does not go into is the financial backing of NJNP. Some blade commenters think it is the NAACP. Their take is that this is more anti police than anything else. BTW, there were no arrests for NJNP. ~ it is important to make conservatives out of liberals with as little violence as possible ~ I just got a phone call encouraging me to vote for Karen HanDEL. It placed great emphasis on her reputed opposition to abortion. The opponent, liberal Jon OssIFF, is said to be a pro abortion extremist. Him, and his followers, support having no restrictions on abortions. ~ Facebook should find a new designation for social media contacts ~ Which meaning of common do you want to use? Is it not unusual, or was it look down your nose, lower class common? ~ “The accusation of cultural appropriation is a secular version of the charge of blasphemy.” ~ thank you for providing the money quote in a copy friendly manner the meme monger behind the paywall deserves a round of emoji applause ~ Alex Alexandroid Hunley you are a brave man. You have questioned the custom of talking about racism at every opportunity. ~ please quit using that vulgar @JonOssoff slogan that joke is getting very very old please don’t tell me what to vote off ~ rules of four This is similar to the “four way test” of the rotary club: Is it the TRUTH?//Is it FAIR to all Concerned?//Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?//Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? The link above is about the start of this test. It is an interesting story. The concept of what is ethical, and what is not, changes over time. ~ Brown is a mixed color, and does not go well with the primary, and secondary, colors in the current rainbow flag. (Someone may be able to phrase that better) Putting a brown stripe next to a red stripe is ugly. A purple stripe could flow into a black stripe. That would not be as ugly as the Philadelphia proposal. This is aside from the philosophical issues here. Those can be debated forever. My feeling is that the current flag works very well, and does not need to be changed. ~ The Philadelphia Pride flag looks like it was designed by a committee. ~ While we are adding *lines* to the rainbow flag, we should have a white one, for powdered drugs. ~ POC groups together many people who have little in common. It is *problematic* ~ I just got a robo call. Pat Boone wants me to vote for somebody. ~ “That’s the term they want.” Maybe the ones you have heard from, but I don’t think anyone has done a survey of *they” My second point is hispanic people.This is either the largest contingent of POC, or a close second. Hispanic people are incredibly diverse. The one thing they have in common is the use of espanol. Am I to believe that this population of spanish speaking people has chosen a word in english to describe themselves? I find that very, very difficult to believe. ~ FYI the original version can be seen if you click Edited. If the deleted comment was still up I would click Like. ~ 1- That does not happen to me, but WordPress can be weird. I just logged on with Chrome, which does not have me signed into my WP account, and there was no problem. I don’t know the browser, or device, you are using, though. 2- I don’t know. The officer was on alert because of the robbery. When he passed Mr. Castile, they made eye contact, and Mr. Castile gave a “deer in the headlights” look. He was pulled over for a broken tail light. The officer smelled marijuana. How does that relate to the officer, (Mexican father, Hispanic Texas mother, born in USA) and his inter relations with an african american man? Like I say, I don’t know. My post was an attempt to get past the rhetoric, and look at the trial. IMO, the prosecution made some strategic mistakes. Since I was neither at the scene of the shooting, nor the trial, I cannot say whether the race of Mr. Castile had any bearing on his demise. ~ If Donnie is not adopted soon, he will be put to sleep. He is not housebroken, and needs his shots. Can you help rescue him? ~ I am so tired of this election outside $$ vulgar slogan “vote your ossoff” karen handel people outside district telling me what to do yuk ~ @joshgreenman If only someone had warned us about the character of Donald Trump. @chamblee54 Demoze were too busy screaming racist They forget that not everyone cares about that issue ~ @ProfessorKD_ A lot of this “rape culture” stuff is a slap in the face to actual rape victims. @kjb1968 Same with the Hitler, Nazi and racist accusations at people you disagree with politically. ~ 1-please don’t tell me what body part to vote off 2- what district do you vote in? If not #GA06 then this is not appropriate ~ A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. Oscar Wilde The Critic As Artist 1891 ~ You do not have to have an opinion on everything. ~ There was a heated discussion on Fox News this morning. “You asked me a question about what the President’s tweet was.” These are strange times. ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Roving Gangs of Hardcore

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on June 12, 2017


display of a link in this space does not indicate approval of content ~ How Cynical Are You? ~ Ironists of a Vanished Empire ~ Party Ring ~ @MarkAgee “Why can’t I say the n-word?!” You can. Ppl just think u’r a dickhead. You have free speech. What u want is constitutional dickhead immunity ~ @brinepond Reading that NYT sapiosexual article and i’m fucking screaming at this ~ CBH rally fb live 2:00 “the campaign is sense vs nonsense” ~ cbh ~ 6th district ~ cbh ~ jo video ~ Oklahoma Man Shoots, Kills Neighbor Who Was Allegedly Trying to Drown Twin Babies ~ Cash Freeman: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know ~ lies ~ two standup speech ~ one singers ~ three q&a ~ The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news ~ Qatar hosts largest US military base in Mideast ~ Dylan Nobel Prize ~ I hope so ~ When white people enter a space, anti-Blackness always does too ~ Watching The Defectives ~ In 1974, Nico and Tangerine Dream played a gig in a cathedral in Reims. Julien Rouyer recounts the concert and the uproar it caused. ~ “I do not support a livable wage” ~ Roving Gangs of Hardcore Homosexual “Manwhores” Are Tearing Our Cities Apart ~ @wsbtv copy check time …Greg Bluestein with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution severed as a panel for the debate. ~ The Culture Of The Smug White Liberal ~ How to Use Quotation Marks As a straight white man doing critical race theory, I find scare quotes to be indispensable. Whenever I’m writing on the topic of race, it’s difficult to talk about “blackness” and “whiteness” without the quotations. There is a significant degree of ambiguity at play when racial binaries appear in literature. ~ snowflake Not really. I understand snowflake to mean someone who is excessively proud of their individuality. Remember, every snowflake is different, according to legend. I have heard the sf word tossed around many times, and might have said it myself a couple of times. I doubt that many of those usages are the result of “Fight Club.” ~ the debate ~ daily caller ~ Liberal Fetishization of Non-Violence in the Wake of Alt-Right Murders ~ Ossoff money ~ Dear Black Women: White Gays Are Your Allies, So Don’t Push Us Away ~ “Can I date a white person and still be woke?” is the wrong question – your comfort isn’t what matters here ~ Philly’s Pride Flag Is About to Get Two New Black and Brown Stripes, and Here’s Why Rolyn Muad’Dib Chambers • Uhm. No. As a black man I’ve always felt a part of the rainbow. And where is the white stripe (because none of the other colours meant a specific race)? Or the trans stripe? Or the differently-abled stripe? Come the fuck on?!? It’s a rainbow. Let it be a rainbow. FYI: THE REASON WHY I WROTE, “WHERE’S THE WHITE STRIPe” — We need to ask this question if we are going to be so tokenistic and literal. It’s a rainbow. A rainbow by design represents everyone. But not literally. We don’t have green and orange people. I don’t need a stripe to represent my blackness. If I’m up there on that tacky flag so visibly, included but at the very same type pathetically separated, I demand that white people also have their white stripe. If we PoC must stand out like a sore thumb in this new age flag fuckery then I do not want all eyes only on my stripe. I want everyone to share in the ridiculousness. ~ cliff sounds off ~ Why have other Gulf states cut ties with Qatar? ~ 12 truths I learned from life and writing ~ Ice Cube Schools Bill Maher on the N-Word: ‘That’s Our Word Now. And You Can’t Have It Back.’ ~ Symone Sanders quits as national press secretary for Bernie Sanders ~ GETTIN’ FUNKY WITH BILLIE HOLIDAY AND TALLULAH BANKHEAD! “And if you want to get shitty, we can make it a big shitty party.” ~ BREAKING: ACTIVISTS SHUT DOWN CAPITAL PRIDE PARADE ~ Kendarrious Chester ~ Comey Finally Backs Trump’s Account, Too Late to Help Trump ~ ‘You thieving pile of albino warts’: Hunter S. Thompson tears Tom Wolfe a new asshole ~ The Moral Uses Of Cursing ~ n word ~ @RaceBaitR When white people enter a space, anti-Blackness always does too @chamblee54 When black people enter a space, does anti whiteness always follow? @RaceBaitR I hope so! ~ Dear Christians: When I am grieving a loved one, I am not in the mood to hear about your religion. This is not a good time. A Non Christian ~ That is too deep for monday morning ~ @realDonaldTrump Pathetic excuse by London Mayor Sadiq Khan who had to think fast on his “no reason to be alarmed” statement. MSM is working hard to sell it! ~ I enjoy having an unfiltered view of the <140 character madness that is @realDonaldTrump it is like a rt horror movie ~ Remember the incident on the Portland train. You may get killed if you intervene. ~ @emptywheel I think everything started going to hell in America when we couldn't think of more creative names for scandals than to slap a -Gate on them. ~ @RaceBaitR When white people enter a space, anti-Blackness always does too @chamblee54 When black people enter a space, does anti whiteness always follow? @RaceBaitR I hope so! ~ The question should be, why do non millennials buy diamonds? The DeBeers family has enough blood money already. ~ You are blocked from following @KiranOpal and viewing @KiranOpal's Tweets. Learn more ~ Funny to see the “Author” of this “Article” trying to be impartial when obviously he vote Republican no matter what the issue is about. Was sad to see the person invading someone’s Facebook page in the hunt for drama and to try “parasitically” try to profit from the drama by using paid ads on s blog post and worse try to link it to get viewership. Just horrible and show that who ever wrote this article (no secret) is irrelevant and a moron. ~ I just published my sixth repost of "Heather has a mommy and a daddy." That is so tasteful, and appropriate for pride month… even if Atlanta does pride in October, when the temperature is below fatality level. I am delighted to see the WCS is still publishing, despite the decided non-trendiness of blogs. As for Heather, is that satire? It is tough to tell anymore. ~ It would look better if the black stripe was added to the bottom. It would look better there, as purple is the darkest color of the flag. It would be a smooth progression. Brown would not be a good addition…there is no place where it would blend in. That said, I think the rainbow flag we have now works well. It is not broken, and does not need to be fixed. ~ @phranqueigh How dare you call me mentally unstable, on this, the day of my cat's quinceanera. ~ requested this from the library. When I got it I looked at the description. I have already read this. ~ The youtube ad was for Karen Handel. It said something about fighting waste. That is not the waist she needs to be fighting. ~ To create art on a sunday afternoon, and not worry about philosophical dilemmas on facebook. An example would be trying to spell dilemma without using spellcheck. ~ debate note 1- why is kch called Secretary Handel? 2- kh "more protection for pre existing condition" 3- debate of transit, kh mudslings about nancy pelosi ~ Try grabbing me by the pussy Mr. President ~ @jk_rowling Just unfollowed a man whom I thought was smart and funny, because he called Theresa May a whore. 1/14 @chamblee54 If you get mad at a white guy, you have permission to call him racist, and feel self righteous about it… 1/x ~ what was context of offending comment? maybe it was because TM is a politician, which means they accept bribes & campaign contributions 2/x ~ @AryehCW Some day Obama is going to be forced to go to Trump’s funeral. @Miceelf88 He'd better demand the long form death certificate ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Happily Kicking It

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on May 29, 2017


display of a link on this page does not indicate approval of content ~ The Origins of ‘Horn OK Please,’ India’s Most Ubiquitous Phrase ~ A Man Went Off On A Racist Tirade Because A Guy Talked To His Puerto Rican Mom In Spanish ~ A Fuckload of Anti-Profanity ~ WSU grad student designs map of precinct-level election results ~ The forgotten legend behind the world’s most famous tongue twister ~ Transcript of New Orleans Mayor Landrieu’s address on Confederate monuments ~ In Most Expensive House Race Ever, Ossoff Takes the Lead ~ Israeli Officers: You’re Doing ISIS Wrong ~ Gorse journal Episode 3: Out of the Body ~ Callista Crosses the Tiber ~ story ~ 10 Quotes That Perfectly Explain Racism To People Who Claim They’re Colorblind ~ Migos Refused To Appear With Drag Queens For Katy Perry’s SNL Performance CHRSWLKR This comment is hidden as it has many downvotes. Click here to show it. ~ For real, though. I’m a straight white dude and I was in a bar happily kicking it with drag queens Saturday night. We even took shots out of these big black dick contraptions. Everyone had a great time. ~ Ken Kesey ~ @shujaxhaider Wanna feel old? This is what Fleetwood Mac looks like now ~ Arrest made in shooting death of HS basketball star ~ Watch The Bicycle Trip: An Animation of The World’s First LSD Trip in 1943 ~ ‘The Drug Whisperer’: Drivers arrested while stone cold sober ~ Mom facing charges for jumping in on fight at high school ~ believe ~ This is one of the sources listed. It is about the notion that George Washington used teeth extracted from slaves. This source says, in so many words, that we don’t know much about this. This is one of the issues about information on the internet. Even when sources are provided, relatively few people will read them. The information in the source often does not back up the claims that are based on it. ~ This Week in Appropriation: Kooks Burritos and Willamette Week ~ Gas station shooting sends bystanders running for cover ~ LGBTQ Perspective on 148 Bible Passages ~ campaign claims ~ ga budget ~ chair email ~ The Elements of Eloquence ~ Karen ~ doesin ~ Kafka in Vegas ~ Israel quick to exploit Manchester bombing ~ entirely too many pieces of unsolicited advice to young writer types ~ Hillary Clinton’s Self-Defeating Triangulation ~ ws thread ~ Opinion: Why rural Georgia’s plight matters to those living in the big city ~ “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” ~ The Anonymous Letter to WaPo ~ 2 friends found dead in same neighborhood an hour apart ~ Lou Harrison ~ Jeff Davis ~ Suspect remains on the run after shooting 2 police officers ~ 6 Most Dangerous Snakes in Georgia Blaire White is a TERF and a bigot. ~ Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says ‘I ain’t fit to live’ ~ Suspect confesses to C-L reporter; 8 dead, including deputy ~ @postcrunk i never want to become a reactionary hip hop old head that holds back the culture by excessively romanticizing the past ~ Look at how green Kennesaw Mountain is. A battle was fought there, and now nobody can build there. That is one thing war is good for. ~ @WernerTwertzog No, you are mistaken, I am not trying to be “emo.” @chamblee54 No you are mistaken. We think you are trying to be “Moe” Curly and Larry are worried. ~ I have read some reports about wife number one. I think they may have been separated by the time Newtie asked for the divorce. While the optics of asking for a divorce in a hospital room are horrible, I suspect the incident was exaggerated by his opponents. There are many, many other reasons to dislike Mr. Gingrich. ~ “Google ads may not be placed on pages with adult or any kinds of non family-safe content. This includes, but is not limited to, pages with images or videos containing: Strategically covered nudity, sheer or see-through clothing, lewd or provocative poses, close-ups of breasts, buttocks, or crotches.” ~ @pooroldkilgore kids are much better off learning how to be a good person from cartoons than from abrahamic religions ~ That is a problem with the Democratic Party/social justice jihad. Arguably, this is one of the reasons that idiot got elected. ~ If you only do one toe on each foot, is it a mini-pedi? ~ Get your daily dose of mindful inspiration. Join elephant’s community for thoughtfully-curated mindful offerings — free. ~ A young man, wearing a white polo shirt and plaid shorts, knocked on the door. “I am with the Georgia Republican Party. As you know, we are having a congressional runoff election soon. Do you know if you are going to be voting for the conservative Karen Handel, or the Democrat Jon Ossoff.” “That is none of your business.” ~ Fact Check We strive for accuracy and fairness. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, contact us! ~ As a resident of the 6th district, I really hate this. Mr. Ossoff is running an overfunded and clueless campaign. I see a golden opportunity being wasted. ~ Other brave men talk about white privilege, about a state where black population is .4% of total ~ Top heavy memes do not make church more relevant. They ruin good thoughts, and make Christians appear desperate for attention. ~ @ChrchCurmudgeon Denny’s has renamed its most popular breakfast “The Montana Congressman.” #GrandSlam ~ A headline, with the phrase “perfectly explains,” is a red flag. ~ the spell check suggestion for wipipo is windpipe the spell check suggestion for wypipo is pipework ~ @ChrchCurmudgeon “No way will I ever be your pallbearer!” “Hold my bier.” ~ It is time to quit saying that ____ is what ____ looks like ~ You are blocked from following @RileyJayDennis and viewing @RileyJayDennis’s Tweets. ~ i had never heard of rjd, much less said anything, and the first time i go to her profile i see that i am blocked ~ so i go to my unlogged twitter page, and check rjd out the pinned post is asking for money you can’t make this up ~@DavidKenner US investigators found its partner nations in anti-ISIS war killed 80 civilians, but the nations refuse to step up. … US is also changing its reporting rules so that it will no longer admit its own responsibility for civilian deaths. ~ “because they were racist” You did not need to say that. All you had to say was that they did not know any arabs. That gratuitous use of an offensive slur spoiled my enjoyment of an otherwise fine show. ~ Facebook is 76% Idiot. Why doesn’t the Idiot community report this Idiot Supremacist? Where are the moderate Idiot leaders? ~ You are blocked from following @MerylSKavanagh and viewing @MerylSKavanagh’s ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. Esther Bubley took the pictures in Washington DC in January 1943 ~ selah

Fact Checking

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on May 22, 2017


display of a link below does not indicate approval of content ~ Calling Bullshit 1.1: Introduction to Bullshit ~ “Calling Bullshit”: Watch Lectures for the College Course Designed to Combat the BS in our Information Age synonyms for bs ~ Handel – Ossoff poll ~ Trump’s Best Defense on Russia Is Incompetence ~ sjw message ~ ossoff ad ~ Ignored By Western Media, Syrians Describe the Nightmare the Armed Opposition Brought Them ~ A Fox News Reporter Called A Child With Autism A “Snowflake”, And People Are Destroying Her ~ War Bond Drive show, Loew’s Grand Theater, July 10, 1944 ~ same planet, different worlds ~ fb rant Antisemitism is your privileged lilly white ass only bringing it up to get out of being called out on your white privilege. ~ On Leaving the SJW Cult and Finding Myself ~ Opinion: Atlanta Braves’ new ballpark attendance is terrible — but the mall’s great ~ An Open Letter to Rev. Franklin Graham from a “Small Church” Pastor ~ This Bill Would Officially Classify “Stealthing” as Sexual Assault ~ Fox News Fires ‘The Five’ Co-Host Bob Beckel Over Racist Comment ~ Fact-checking “S-Town”: 5 good questions with Benjamin Phelan ~ Inside Russia’s Social Media War on America ~ The war you’ve never heard of ~ I’m Not a Christian, But I Don’t Hate Them ~ How Studying Design Turned Roman Mars into a Pathological Optimist ~ A Canadian Writer Defended Cultural Appropriation and All Hell Broke Loose ~ Stand by Your Dying Man: Leslie Jordan Relives the Early Days of AIDS Don’t Count on the Precedent of Watergate to Help Depose Trump. We Got Lucky. ~ Grin and bare all at North America’s 9 best nude beaches ~ cracker ~ america you have given me a good life, vietnam ended before i got a lottery number, economy keeps going sputter roar, religion for show is name of the game ~ Not using the adjective “racist” would help The R-word is magic to some people Just say he is a crank, with small following of other cranks ~ @TheGoodGodAbove DAMN RIGHT. While we’re on the subject, please don’t. I find your many prayers to be cloying and annoying. ~ You are blocked from following @noplasticshower and viewing @noplasticshower’s Tweets. ~ Loading seems to be taking a while. ~ Twitter may be over capacity or experiencing a momentary hiccup. Try again or visit Twitter Status for more information. ~ @WernerTwertzog It is important to read “Walden” to prove that you can read anything. ~ “the media” does more than its share of lying I say trust neither ~ speaking as a non christian, i am thinking of overall social justice environment you seldom hear “a minority” but rather one person ~ Did the intel really come from Israel, or did @newyorktimes110 just say that to get an influential community mad at @realDonaldTrump ? ~ This post has a popup ad. It is a “poll,” asking if you approve of a “travel ban.” “By entering your email and submitting your vote, you will also sign up to receive our emails.” ~ if mendacious is lying, is womendacious telling the truth? ~ viewed early and quickly, ableist looks like atheist ~ Libtardia Gigantic Faggots Sal Alinsky Cucks Whines Shitard Progressives Fake FAKE NEWS Suspected Child Rapist Trolling verified FAKE AMERICANS Gay troll nerds Subverters Domestic Enemies Fake Americans Fake Verified Libtards Hillary lost suck it ~ Caution: This account is temporarily restricted You’re seeing this warning because there has been some unusual activity from this account. Do you still want to view it? ~ I said that using n word degrades person using it Frannie blocked me I think she uses group-block service You get on list and get blocked ~ article does not specify what was said…. insensitive is not same as racist … sounds like a convenient excuse to get rid of problem ~ @WasDreadHeadBlu If Malcolm X was alive during these times, the mainstream “woke” blacks would be calling him an “ashy misogynist” and “hotep” @chamblee54 it is cliche to say that white people killed MLK… next time you hear that mention that Malcolm X was killed by a black man @LL_Cool_X Fuck off cracker ~ @drhappyknuckles Hillary might have inspired my four-year-old daughter to be president one day but Trump has convinced her she could be president right now. ~ @RobertGBeckel It’s official! I’m back on Fox News and a co-host of The Five. Contributor to The Hill. Official Trump Corrector. Motto: there is no such thing as a bad day! ~ Technically, Callista is wife number three. Number two is the one who had the affair, while wife number one had cancer. While the optics of the situation are ugly, I suspect the whole thing was blown up for partisan advantage. Wife number one did not die for another thirty years. ~ Was this the print edition? Many of the AJC online articles do not have comments. ~ Edited twitter profile of recently terminated Fox news personality @RobertGBeckel … Motto: there is no such thing as a bad day! ~ Not my circus Not my President ~ @romanmars @99piorg sometimes i google 99pi and the screen says 311.017672705 ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Fighting On Twitter

Posted in Library of Congress, Religion, The English Language, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on May 17, 2017


There was a twitter battle last week. It was mildly ironic, and amusing to one of the participants. There may, or may not, be a message about Jesus here. If you want to skip over the text, and look at the pictures, you will be excused. The pictures are from The Library of Congress.

PG was on twitter, using his nom de tweet @chamblee54. PG found a tweet from @Phil_Johnson_ . Mr. Johnson is the founder, and copyright holder, of Pyromaniacs, a once popular blog . PG is banned from commenting at Pyromaniacs.

Did God Promise Health and Wealth? is the post linked to in the tweet. Mr. Johnson is a doctrine enthusiast. This post is an example. “I’d rather talk about the truth than concentrate on error. I love doctrine and instruction. … All of us need words of challenge and caution; not always words of blessing and benediction. The faithful preacher is obliged to “reprove, rebuke, and exhort””

PG is a recovering Baptist. He disagrees with most of what he hears of Christian doctrine. To PG, the best way to know Jesus is through the words, and deeds, of his believers. Sometimes Jesus gets dragged into personal quarrels. Believers find a way to work through this, and go on believing. To PG, this is one more reason to stay home on Sunday morning.

For some reason, PG looked at Did God Promise Health and Wealth? He saw some graphic mistakes. Here is a screen shot. The version at the site has been corrected. Of course, the internet never forgets, and here is a cached copy. Here is an ironic example of the graphic errors: “Every Christian has a duty to differentiate between truth and errorCto proclaim truth and refute error.”

@Phil_Johnson_ Did God promise health and wealth? link to post
@chamblee54 “Cand reproof and correction” “Cespecially when false teaching” “truth and errorCto proclaim” Did you proofread this?
@Phil_Johnson_ I didn’t post it. Someone else does that. Looks like the WP conversion changed my em-dashes to capital Cs. Should be fairly obvious.
@chamblee54 do you take responsibility for something published with your name?
@Phil_Johnson_ Not if I’m not the one who published it. Why? Do you think I deserve a fine or a public flogging?
@chamblee54 dude you are a professional You should not allow something like this to go out It makes you, and Jesus, look bad
@Phil_Johnson_ Jesus “looks bad“ to you because someone posted a sermon transcript with typos? I don’t think that’s the real reason you hate Him, Chamblee
@chamblee54 either you are responsible for what goes out under your name, and “in the name of” Jesus, or you are not who said I hate Jesus anyway?
@Phil_Johnson_ You did. Frequently. Here, for instance, you flatly disclaim the Jesus of Scripture:
@chamblee54 #ThingsJesusNeverSaid anything in the bible
@chamblee54 that is not “hate” I don’t believe that the bible is an accurate record of what Jesus said… my tweet is a slight exaggeration
@Phil_Johnson_ Jesus: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15).
@chamblee54 some scholars say entire book of John is suspect … all you had to do was change web page with typo you must love to quarrel
@Phil_Johnson_ That’s not MY webpage. I don’t post my own sermons. I told you that. If you weren’t looking for a quarrel, why keep pressing the point?
@chamblee54 I am replying to you A web page, with the name of a church that employs you as executive director, would appear to be your responsibility
@Phil_Johnson_ As you know, appearances can be deceiving. Sorry. So what’s your verdict on my original question—fine, or public beating?
@chamblee54 Neither fine or beating are helpful opening tweet: Did God promise health and wealth? Maybe responsibility for grammar from pro editor
@Phil_Johnson_ PS: I am not employed by the church. I’m a lay person.
@Phil_Johnson_ PPS: And I may be an editor, but I’m not such a grammar Nazi that I would demand the keys to every website that botches my transcripts.
@chamblee54 Instead of beating/fine, why not delete the tweet, or suggest that people not retweet it… did anyone else notice this? does anyone read?
@Phil_Johnson_ You could always just listen to the sermon, so your eyes won’t be assaulted with a computer error every time my transcript used an em-dash.
@chamblee54some people don’t like having their doctrine criticized…subject of post… compare to your reaction to having the graphics criticized
@Phil_Johnson_ Criticize all you like. I said in my first reply that the punctuation is wrong. But (as I keep saying) ***I don’t operate that website.***
@chamblee54 you continue to recommend the content, even knowing about mistakes that have your name on them
@Phil_Johnson_ While I do appreciate your deep concern about my editorial credibility, there’s little I can do tonight to correct someone else’s webpage.
@chamblee54 if you do not object, I would like to write about this exchange on my blog… if you do object, then I will not do so
@Phil_Johnson_ Please feel free to write about it. Thanks for asking, but even if I object to your opinion, you have every right to express it.
@Phil_Johnson_ Turns out they fixed it for you: link to post

The tweet #ThingsJesusNeverSaid anything in the bible, deserves a comment. Is this evidence of hatred for Jesus? Does it “flatly disclaim the Jesus of Scripture”? Maybe Jesus is more than the result of translating Aramaic, to Greek, to Latin, to English. Maybe Jesus is a living spirit, seen in the words, and deeds, of those who will not quit talking about him.

When you hear Americans quote the Bible, they almost always use an English translation. This English document is said to be “The Word Of G-d.” When you consider that Jesus spoke Aramaic, not English, you realize that Jesus did not say any of the English sentences that he is given credit for. One of the few things PG believes is the G-d does not write books.

That is it. Two white guys exchanging tweets. Nobody was saved, or damned. Was PG in error by saying that Jesus looks bad as a result of this? Maybe. With all the mud on Jesus’s face these days, a few em-dash errors aren’t going to hurt. Should people tweet links to a post containing unsightly errors? Probably not. Do people like to quarrel on the internet, for the sake of quarreling? Is the topic of debate just an excuse for some good time twitterbashing? Anybody who cares can answer that.

Dumbest Theater Of Memeatic Warfare

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on May 15, 2017




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