Chamblee54

Botched Journalism is Troubling

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on June 1, 2020


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Wars Are Not Won by Military Genius or Decisive Battles
The Hidden Queer History Behind “A League of Their Own”
New rules released for churches, mosques and synagogues to resume in-person worship
The B.E.E. Podcast – Memorial Day Freebie Episode – Roger Avary – Part 1
Is This the Blueprint for Sanders and AOC to Take Over the Democratic Party?
Police search for killer who gunned down man outside Gwinnett apartment unit
Shaun King Keeps Raising Money, and Questions About Where It Goes
Ronan Farrow’s Botched Journalism is Troubling. The Response to It Has Been Worse
Police arrest biological father after boy disappears from Brookhaven complex
intended to serve as a resource to white people to deepen our anti-racism work.
How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.
15-year-old arrested after man shot, killed during robbery attempt
Family mourns 60-year-old man killed during Baltimore weekend violence
Crews put out raging house fire near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport
Derek Chauvin, the man who killed George Floyd. Sickening.
Here is a video of Larry Kramer giving Anthony Fauci a piece of his mind.
Security Video Shows Events Leading Up To George Floyd’s Arrest
Atlanta couple followed home and shot in case of road rage, police say
Masks, testing are necessary to combat asymptomatic spread in aerosols, droplets
viral video shows him calling police on black entrepreneurs using building’s gym
Officer-involved Shooting Leaves Tallahassee Resident Dead
Lemon: Imagine how inaction impacts your friends of color
Police Kill Too Many People—White and Black
State guidelines ignored by prosecutors in Arbery death probe
Man killed in shootout with police in Gwinnett County; GBI investigating
Video Sheds Light on Hours Leading Up to Officer-Involved Shooting in Evans County
‘Watchmen’ Actress Frances Fisher: ‘They Want a Race War. We’ll Give Them a Race War’
BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE FORMER FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JURISTS …
Read Fine Print When It Comes to NDAs, Strict Confidentiality. Do Not Blindly Trust
Sports Bar Owner Weeps After Looters Destroy Business He Invested Life Savings Into
#MinneapolisRiot This isn’t even protesting anymore. Swear people go too far
KB Balla: Minneapolis Sports Bar Scores Destroyed in Riots
Surveillance video shows looters try to break into Midtown jewelry store after protests
To use a wheelchair without the footrests is bad practice
Atlanta Police chief is ready to ‘lock people up’ | Announces zero tolerance policy
old sayings ~ Derek M. Chauvin ~ 2 Tupelo farm ~ Larry Kramer ~ scofflaw ~ Coming Collapse
@ajvasel If you fall behind in a hotdog-eating contest, there’s only one thing you can do… ketchup. @ChrchCurmudgeon Only if you’ve mustered the strength to carry on. ~ A white woman has apologized after calling police on a black man and saying ‘there’s an African American man threatening my life’ ~ Larry Kramer made a 1993 tv appearance with Anthony Fauci. It is awesome to watch. ~ You must log in to this network before you access the internet ~ Ring of Ire! Johnny Cash’s daughter Rosanne is left outraged after one of her children is called a ‘liberal p****’ for wearing a face mask in Nashville store ~ @chamblee54 @JohnHMcWhorter “these are America’s least racist white people” @GlennLoury “except for subtle racism of their condescension and their soft bigotry of low expectations” #thingsidarenotpostonfacebook ~ Poems are from Leaves of Grass, Book V: Calamus By Walt Whitman, Born May 31, 1819, Text is courtesy of Project Gutenberg. Formatting of text, and pictures, by Chamblee 54 ~ The expression [the shit hits the fan] is related to, and may well derive from, an old joke. A man in a crowded bar needed to defecate but couldn’t find a bathroom, so he went upstairs and used a hole in the floor. Returning, he found everyone had gone except the bartender, who was cowering behind the bar. When the man asked what had happened, the bartender replied, ‘Where were you when the shit hit the fan?’ [Hugh Rawson, “Wicked Words,” 1989] ~ @TichinaSanders They done fucked up Daves Cheesesteak in Atlanta. Thats black owned who constantly gives back to his city they out there twerking in the middle of the streets and breaking into Gucci & Dior, the looters obviously dont have an agenda and just getting what they want. ~ @jasminecrowe Several black owned businesses lost everything last night in Atlanta. Including the amazing Dave’s Cheesesteaks and that just sucks. This man has been feeding a lot of hospital staff and people in general during COVID. I would like to donate to their rebuild fund share the links ~ Can we call a timeout on the word fascist? Most people who use it don’t know what they are talking about. ~ @chamblee54 Replying to @UncleHotep There was an incident at a Georgia high school. The team nickname was the Broncos. The tubas had cloth covers, that spelled out B R O N C O S. The tube players decide it would be fun the rearrange the tubs, so that it spelled COON. The tuba players decide it would be fun the rearrange the tubas, so that it spelled COON. ~ pictures today, on the first day of june,are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Still Packing In Crowds

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on April 6, 2020


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Some Megachurches Are Still Packing In Crowds
Richard Nixon Had a Horrifying Breakfast Habit ~ The Making of the President’s Daughter
He Can Compress the Most Words In the Fewest Ideas of Anyone I Ever Knew
Democrats call for racial data in coronavirus testing
Illegal street racers taking advantage of coronavirus pandemic
Photographer Captures Weekend Scenes at Restaurants and Parks Around Atlanta
‘Tiger King’ Star Joe Exotic Once Ranted … I Can’t Say N-Word?!
A fatal overdose, a stunning coincidence, and a mother’s long quest to heal.
I Heard in the Shell by James Broughton, Rialto Theater (Atlanta), November 9, 2013
Inside cooperative store. Gee’s Bend AL Marion Post Wolcott, 1939 May.
4 Reflections after Listening to 18 Hours of Sermons in America’s Biggest Churches
New Weekly Video Commentary and Interview Program, System Update
Swearing in the time of coronavirus
A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning
11 Little Tips for Better Video Chat (For Teachers…and Everybody Else)
How Big Porn Is Making The Coronavirus Crisis Even Worse
Weekends are Wilde! Lady Windermere’s Fan by the Virtual Theater
glitter up ~ do right thing ~ blackbirds ~ metric conversion ~ Rogan discovers kudzu
#TerribleQuaratineAdvice ~ GA education fraud ~ worldmeter ~ the freezer door ~ pete rose
please kill me ~ hiv stats ~ do the right thing ~ Henry Mancini ~ cv-19 test
Tom Waits is a guy who probably has a song that I would like but I don’t want to go find it oh I guess probably like one or two songs for one song pick a fucking song here a lot of you pick a song and it sounds like he’s taking a shit ~ completely take over other trees at least it looks okay it looks it looks dope but he’s it’s weird dude it’s ~ @AdamHSays Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 47, and post the fourth sentence. Don’t mention the title. @chamblee54 Judy had an elegant gold-and-white suite overlooking Boston Common gardens and pond. ~ of all of the presidential candidates that were in the race like everybody has dropped out and as well which of them would you want in a covid situation? – Tulsi – Tulsi that’s by the way that was my answer as well I don’t I didn’t want her foreign policy that’s one of the reasons I wasn’t like gung-ho ~ Keith Jarrett is an odd piece of work. I saw him at the Great Southeast Music Hall. I sat down too close to the stage. I found out after the show that he was giving me dirty looks, because I disturbed his concentration. ~ what do you think would happen If some guy gets Corona and he’s got it fucking bad systems are shutting down this is it he’s gonna die and he wants to have sex again but he doesn’t want to get anybody sick so he fucks his dogs oh my god and then like all the symptoms go away and he realizes like he’s found the cure and now he has this moral obligation like does he call the CDC and say hey I’m kind of embarrassed to tell you guys this but I think I cracked it and what if it’s only his dog but if everybody has to come to his house and fuck his dog ~ @chamblee54 @robertwrighter @kausmickey I’m getting a little sick of the guy myself ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Waffle House Closes 365 Locations

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on March 30, 2020


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“An Open Letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci” San Francisco Examiner, June 26, 1988
Anthony Fauci tries to make the White House listen to facts of the pandemic
Think Joe Biden Has a Young Voter Problem? Think Again.
White supremacists encouraging members to spread coronavirus, FBI says
Why is the coronavirus mortality rate so much lower in Germany?
document reveals white supremacists discussed using coronavirus as a bioweapon
The Coronavirus Is Not a Reason to Lift Sanctions on Iran
Currituck County increases restrictions to visitor access to Outer Banks
@yokoono You don’t have to move at all to achieve stillness. Do you?
Collective punishment has always been the stated goal of Iran sanctions hawks
7:44 man has barnyard animal in compromising position in left part of screen
Man points gun at 2 women he thought could give him coronavirus
states have implemented stay-at-home orders. Here’s what that means for you
‘Great liquidity crisis’ grips system as banks step back
it is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
Umlauts, Diaereses, and the New Yorker little dots that appear in words like coöperation
Hear the Bern: Shelter & Grace (w/ Natalie Wynn)
“I saw people who were in pain” Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., led the fight against AIDS
Waffle House closes 365 locations across the U.S.
Larry Kramer Is Still the Angriest Gay Man in the World
Andrew Gillum hotel room incident: Miami Beach police reviewing apparent record leak
Joe Biden’s accuser finally tells her full story
Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden
Brookhaven approves federal buyout for two flood plain properties
fearing coronavirus, points gun at grandmother and granddaughter wearing masks
The Ten Minute Muse – a meditation on creativity
Nashom WoodenFormer Drag Queen Superstar, Whom They Say Died Of Coronavirus
Time’s Up Said It Could Not Fund a #MeToo Allegation Against Joe Biden
Supreme Court Raises Bar to Prove Racial Discrimination in Lawsuits
The Fibonacci Sequence Is Everywhere—Even the Troubled Stock Market
It’s not a ‘Chinese’ virus: Let’s avoid pernicious shorthands
How to stop trolls from taking over your Zoom call
woman says Joe Biden inappropriately touched her while working in his office
Anne Graham Lotz: Could Revival Be Silver Lining in Black Cloud of Coronavirus?
sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden has ignited a firestorm of controversy
Dana Loesch defends putting Klan hoods on children’s show characters
Dick Cavett, now living in CT, remains the talk of the town
F*CK COVID 19 BANDANA $8.00 print (2 in 1). 65/35 poly/cotton
Johnny Cash’s four daughters set record straight about mother, Vivian Liberto
“The Numbers Are Staggering.” Why New York Doctors See No End In Sight
Tom Segura On Words You Can’t Say Anymore
Critical Thinking Skills For Dummies Cheat Sheet Have you ever felt you needed
Five Found Dead in Bartow County Apartment Complex
cv19 not so bad ~ Malcolm X ~ w h auden ~ Boulez
larry kramer ~ vlogbrothers ~ GA covid19 ~ telegram
@StephenMolldrem If you are an expert on anything – and especially if you are speaking on anything related to COVID-19 – avoid what Gonsalves (infectious disease epidemiologist and AIDS activist) calls “epistemic trespassing”: basically speaking outside of your expertise. ~ @tao_lin What do you all think causes autism? @chamblee54 saying you all instead of y’all ~ “’Course I’m respectable. I’m old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.” ~ @chamblee54 @AryehCW @jessesingal revolutionary new ways to address trauma or to address education gaps or racism You only said “racism” one time in this show. That is not sufficient. ~ Wow mouth-breathing people huh something about racism just it just kills people with racism like there’s a gene and it targets that gene and people are racist they just drop like flies there are a lot of older people dying so it might be working it’s definitely killed a few racists in this last few weeks imagine if that’s like something people focus on here’s one silver lining mauriz held grand Wizards are gone we went into the Facebook pages of all the people who died and 64% were racist that’d be awesome that would be a nice silver lining yeah ~ @The_GrammarGeek My favorite is “rhyme,” which used to be “rime,” until some wise guys thought it should look more like “rhythm,” which was from Latin “rhythmus.” ~ I feel like we’re not being really honest with the people that the data and and we’ve looked at this very carefully really is about just breathing air and that’s a hard thing to stop so keep doing the hand-washing but don’t think that that’s going to stop this disease which you asked about the mask to stop other stuff yes yeah asks there’s two kinds right basically the surgical mask which just fits over and the reason it’s called a surgical mask is because it’s loose-fitting just fits you know kind of ties behind you because weren’t worn by surgeons so that they don’t cough or drip into your wound and it was never made to protect you from bugs coming in so those little spaces on the sides that’s not a problem if I’m breathing into the cloth right in front of my nose but in terms of the air coming in on the side they’re not they’re not effective at all so people ~ “I was always terrified of death panels but I didn’t realize they would come from my fellow Trumpists” ~ @realDonaldTrump “President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the season finale of ‘The Bachelor.’ Numbers are continuing to rise … On Monday, nearly 12.2 million people watched Mr. Trump’s briefing on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to Nielsen — ‘Monday Night Football’ numbers. Millions more are watching on ABC, CBS, NBC and online streaming sites, and the audience is expanding. On Monday, Fox News … alone attracted 6.2 million viewers for the president’s briefing — an astounding number for a 6 p.m. cable broadcast, more akin to the viewership for a popular prime-time sitcom … The CBS News poll said 13 percent of Republicans trusted the news media for information about the virus.” ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Skates On Lake Mendota

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on March 2, 2020


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Police identify 5 family members killed in crash that left 6 dead on Ga. highway
Joni Mitchell Skates On Lake Mendota—And Into Music History
Ram Dass Guided Meditation Library Step onto the path, embrace your practice
Emily Wilson on being drawn to Homer, and timelessness of toxic masculinity.
Caregivers at Tyler special needs home arrested for abuse of teen with autism
3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do
The Jolt: That day when Stacey Abrams was invited to Zell Miller’s house
DeKalb had a 9.2 million gallon sewer spill last week
Teachers aren’t losers. They’re lifesavers
how Allstate’s Secret Auto Insurance Algorithm Squeezes Big Spenders
80% of artists say they’re bullied into silence for supporting conservative views
Dennis Prager: Why the left calls good people racist
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Culture of censorship’ as arts workers fear backlash
These Are the 7 Most Important Races for Progressives
Doctors are warning people not to put frozen potatoes in their anus
7 Southern Poets on Place – there aren’t many dense clusters of poets in the American South.
Wilton Manors Mayor Justin Flippen dies at age 41
Bernie Sanders Boycotts Pro-Israel Americans
Neighbors say councilman’s development plan takes advantage of rule meant to save green space
H. Rept. 116-267 – EMMETT TILL ANTILYNCHING ACT
Booze Movies: The 100 Proof Film Guide – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
The Gridlock of Racial Segregation: When the Light Turns from Brown to Green
My Feminism is Intersectional – It’s Both White and Upper Class
You Will Continue To Suffer If You Have an Emotional Reaction To Everything
with all that manure there must be a pony somewhere
Radical Faeries Have Been Pushing Queer Boundaries for 40 Years
Contested presidential conventions, and why parties try to avoid them
5 teens face capital murder charge in 16-year-old’s shooting
White evangelicalism is nothing more than white supremacy in drag.
17 Maps Of The United States That Made Us Say “Whoa”
Final Iowa Caucus Results: Pete Buttigieg Wins
How One Mathew Brady Photograph May Have Helped Elect Abraham Lincoln
The Latent Racism of the Better Homes in America Program
White Gay Men Are Destroying Queer Black Lives With “Party ‘n’ Play” Sex And Meth
Female wrestler – first girl to win North Carolina high school championship
@EmmaVigeland An anagram of “Diamond and Silk” is “anal kiddo minds.”
Turkey strikes Assad regime bastion Latakia, other targets in Syria with missiles
candidates must also condemn election interference by US intelligence agencies
VCU Students Tell An Alleged Racist To “Get The F**k Off This Campus!”
Opinion: What happened after his drug addiction was revealed
Russia Censors Disney’s First Openly Gay Character From ‘Onward’
Briefest Correspondence: Question Mark? Exclamation Mark!
I tweeted ‘whiteness is terrorism’ and was condemned for it. Here’s why I’m right.
I was on a Chinese film set when coronavirus hit. Things got weird
DeKalb illegally canceled dozens of voter registrations, lawsuit says
‘We’re the Base’: Black Democrats in South Carolina Want to Send a Message
The Pied Pipers of the Dirtbag Left Want to Lead Everyone to Bernie Sanders
With Madison Yards, is contentious developer Jeff Fuqua getting it right?
LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER? Ft. Mikhaila Peterson, Prominent Health Vlogger
College recruiter fired after lining students by skin color & hair texture
The Bible That Oozed Oil – the story of how a miracle fell apart.
Police find 25-year-old alligator in basement of Ohio home
Jane Fonda’s former Poncey-Highland penthouse hits the market for $1.8M
The Dunning-Kruger effect, or why the ignorant think they’re experts
digital blackface ~ nfl scouts ~ intersectionality ~ the lottery ~ covid 19 ~ Psychopolitica
The old cliche is that opinions are like assholes, but really opinions are more like feces. The food you ingest is processed by your body, like the thoughts you ingest are processed by your mind. They all stink. ~ @EliLake “I know there is a lot handwringing in the pro-Israel community about Bernie’s decision to BDS AIPAC. Why? His absence is clarifying. If you’re under any illusions that a Sanders presidency would not be hostile to Israel, now you know.” ~ @chamblee54 A bit of nonsense appeared on facebook last week. It was yet another essay about how “I am a liberal” Supposedly .@RealRonHoward wrote it The true author was @GallagherWitt is opie a liberal? @GallagherWitt For the record, someone named Ron Howard shared it on FB, then people began sharing it thinking he was THE Ron Howard (though it took literally seconds to debunk that), and now everyone is attributing it to the director. @chamblee54 In the time it takes to read your tweet, you could learn that @RealRonHoward did not write that piece thank you for your reply @GallagherWitt It’s a shame not many people are willing to take 2 seconds to check things like that. Especially now that it’s on Snopes and other fact check sites: @chamblee54 Thank you for leaving abortion out of your essay. I agree with some, disagree with some, agree with some but worry about the details. So many people say “it doesn’t matter who said it, I agree with all of it. On my blog, if you don’t like the text, look at the pictures. @GallagherWitt There was no way I could address abortion without making the post twice as long. @chamblee54 People are only willing to read so much I try to respect that Originally, I was going to do a point by point commentary. Then I realized that nobody wants to read all that. ~ @chamblee54 @bloggingheads @billscher Bernie’s loyalty to Fidel Castro has a curious effect on @mattklewis “he can’t seem just to fully shake” ~ Chris Richardson, 39, said he was not surprised that many black voters in South Carolina were unfazed by Mr. Biden’s poor results in Iowa and New Hampshire. He flipped the question around: Why would anyone assume they’d care? “Black voters know white voters better than white voters know themselves,” Mr. Richardson said. “So yeah, we’ll back Biden, because we know who white America will vote for in the general election in a way they may not tell a pollster or the media.” ~ @StormyDaniels Loving that Bill Maher is still butthurt about the time I was funnier than him on his show. You’d think that he’d have learned from the last time he tried to slut shame me that it doesn’t work. Kinda impressed that this time he was dumb enough to include the whole porn industry Smiling face with open mouth and tightly-closed eyes ~ “Digital blackface is basically the use of a GIF or meme featuring a black person by a non-black, most specifically white person. When a white or non-black person uses a reaction GIF or meme featuring a black person, in that moment they are choosing to metaphorically don the skin of a black person for the sake of making a point.” ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress.
j013 ground hog day was performed last night in decatur:
again the reveille of drummers woke ~ behaviour lawless when snow-flakes arrive
the living and dead lay together broke ~ cannon and mortar and howitzer spoke
i become as much more as i survive ~ again the reveille of drummers woke
crucifixion and bloody crowning smoke ~ never was and never will be forty five
the living and dead lay together broke ~ that i could forget the trickling tears joke
the mother condemned for a witch alive ~ again the reveille of drummers woke
black and impassive guns and litter choke ~ i am an old artillerist and thrive
the living and dead lay together broke ~ the hundred and fifty are dumb yet stroke
heart of murder in the cold blood bee hive ~ again the reveille of drummers woke
the living and dead lay together broke ~ selah

The Disturbing Truth

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on February 17, 2020


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Federal district judge deals blow to Gov. Kemp on voter roll purge
Controversial Scholar Jordan Peterson Treated for Addiction in Russia
Physician Assistant Commentary on Jordan B Peterson Update – Feb 2020
Karen: The anti-vaxxer soccer mom with speak-to-the-manager hair, explained
Inside Unit 731, World War II Japan’s Sickening Human Experiments Program
Day 1 of 5: Naomi — Love, Loss, and Loneliness Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law,
On Jordan Peterson and his critics While Peterson’s die-hard fans and ardent critics …
Stacey Abrams’ voting rights group has now raised about $20 million
Man shot in parking lot at Lenox Square, police say
Convict gets new murder trial in extraordinary GA Supreme Court ruling
Hundreds of Blacks killed by white mobs during Red Summer ignored century later
AIPAC Must Stop Bernie Sanders – at All Costs
Mayor Pete Platitude Generator ~ Have Mobile Devices Killed the Live Music Experience?
The spectacular collapse of Joe Biden as Democratic frontrunner
73 Black Men And Boys Killed By Police
Grant Henry Relocates Church Murch, Closes Church Annex, Will Sell Building For $1.7 MM
Black News Channel, first 24-7 news network created ‘by black people, for black people’
As Memorial Drive rapidly changes, how do its longtime restaurants survive?
Henry Miller Recalls and Reflects [Interview 1956] (1/9)
Legal Ruling May Force Georgia Gov. To Reveal How He ‘Stole’ Election
When the Straight Talk Express Rolled Through New Hampshire
Twitter Is Deleting Accounts And These Are The Words That Might Get You Suspended
Video shows moment Ohio school bus overturned in accident
To understand what it’s like to be a radical, it helps to speak to those once held under
Your go-to guide for picking the best neighborhood in the ATL right now
Louie, Louie : The Story Behind the Song & The FBI Investigation (The Kingsmen)
Dashcam video shows police officer ‘body slammed’ by college football player
When Did Black History Begin? Black history didn’t begin with the arrival of
Multiple Jurisdictions Investigating Ivanka Trump For Financial Crimes
Woman, 23, Boyfriend, 25, Among 4 Killed When Plane Piloted by His Dad Crashes
3 shot at popular restaurant owned by ‘Housewives’ star
How Reno Became ‘Divorce Capital of the World’—Why That Reputation Faded
By Targeting Africans, Trump’s Muslim Ban Is Even More Racist
Congresswoman defends religious ‘nationalism’ just days after justifying 2002 pogrom
The attacks on me may discourage other Hindu Americans from running
Three People Wounded During Shooting At Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang Restaurant
James Brown died in 2006. Now an Atlanta prosecutor is looking into it
Sex for unmarried people in Virginia might be legal soon
The Disturbing Truth About Drag Kid “Desmond Is Amazing”
there’s a hole in the sky where the tree once stood somebody’s making money
Crazy environmentalists mourn dead trees (now with annotations)
Krystal interviews Contrapoints on her blockbuster cancel culture video
Atheism in the face of beauty: Nick Parrott
Clarkston loses lawsuit over demolitions, clearing way for Southern Baptist-backed project
We need to talk about the sexual racism in HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
Adolphe Sax just couldn’t stop inventing instruments and naming them after himself
Your Wardrobe Into the Narnia of God’s Love
Pete Buttigieg vs. New York Times | Chapo Trap House | Episode 385
Water main break on Clairemont Avenue closes roads, disrupts water service
18-year-old Cobb man charged in stepmother’s death
george wilson ~ free audio books ~ Isaac Mizrahi ~ tree murder ~ nonzero
comic justice ~ transgenderism ~ susan b anthony ~ datum data ~ data
whistlestop ~ brautigan ~ Dial-A-Poem ~ Resilience ~ white supremacy
fred mertz ~ befriending celebrities ~ how hate sleeps ~ first vigil
As a result, Judge Ross denied Kemp’s motion for summary judgment and directed him to file a brief within 30 days to explain why she should not issue a final decision in favor of Palast and Butler. Palast and Butler will then have 14 days to respond to Kemp’s brief. Her final decision in the matter will come after she has reviewed each of the briefs submitted. ~ Steve: But you met Allen Ginsberg, the poet, and Peter Orlovsky, his lover, when they were really first going out. They used to come to the Byrds’ shows, correct? David: Oh, yeah. They were the most out gay people I had ever met. They were so much fun. They would come and they would dance, and they were so silly when they danced. They were so wide open and having so much fun, they were like children dancing. They danced like children! That’s Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg. They danced like children and it made everybody love them. Everybody else is trying to do the Shuggalooba or the Whamma-Damma or the Humma-Humma. “Well, the dance this week is…. Wiggle your hips this way and put your left foot….” You know. These guys were just blazingly high, and full of joy, and obviously in love with each other, and having fun. Completely. They danced like children. Man, that’s a good quote. ~ Efficacy and Safety of Clonazepam in Patients with Anxiety Disorder Taking Newer Antidepressants: A Multicenter Naturalistic Study ~ Baltimore Police officers were justified in fatally shooting a gunman inside a Baltimore methadone clinic in July after he killed an employee and opened fire on them, city prosecutors have determined in a report that sheds new light on the shootout and the suspect who started it. ~ @RaniaKhalek US soldiers occupying Syria killed a civilian today. But you won’t hear much about it because it’s considered totally normal for US soldiers to invade the Middle East, set up shop and kill people without even being at war officially ~ @MansplainWorld There no ‘i’ in team, but there is an ‘m’. @chamblee54 team anagrams as mate, meat, at me ~ You do not win elections by alienating 72% of the vote while trying to attract 13% ~ FACT CHECK: Did Alexis de Tocqueville Say, ‘The American Republic Will Endure Until The Day Congress Discovers That It Can Bribe The Public With The Public’s Money’? ~ @wildethingy Mary: Look what that little bastard has done again *points to wine leaking from her boob*Joseph: Oh no! *high fives baby Jesus* ~ @OverheardOnDuty No valentine for me. As such, I am accepting applications. Please submit your cutest dog photo below. If you win, we can schedule a date where you show up to the meeting spot, and I go steal your dog. ~ Watch Myles Garrett Explain Again How Mason Rudolph Called Him a Stupid N*gger & That is Why He Hit Him With His Helmet; Mason is Confirmed MAGA, Kap Hater & Tomi Lahren Lover (Video-Suspect Tweets) ~ @nihilist_arbys This Valentine’s Day as you awkwardly grunt and sweat your way through uninspired, routine intercourse with a partner you haven’t loved for years, remember, someday soon one of you will die Enjoy Arby’s ~ @textfiles Sitting in the Internet Archive’s stacks is a collection called “Unlocked Recordings”. It’s a result of the Music Modernization Act, where a specific line of LP records are now available to download because they are no longer commercially sold. ~ nyt: you worked for a company that was fixing bread prices pete: no I work for a consulting company that had a client that may have been involved … it was apparently in a scandal I was not aware of the Canadian bread pricing scandal until last night ~ pictures are from The Library of Congress. Jack Delano was the photographer. Pictures were taken June 1941, in Greene County GA ~ selah

This Is Ignorance

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on January 20, 2020


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Dying of whiteness with Jonathan Metzl: podcast & transcript
Dying of Whiteness: How Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America
Iran crisis: Why Gulf Arabs increasingly see US as a liability
Georgia death row inmate is asking for execution by firing squad over lethal injection
Gale Chester Whittington, Author of “Beyond Normal, The Birth of Gay Pride”
Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman can’t win
Britain’s poisoned legacy in Palestine … Britain, Zionism and the Creation of Israel
Reaction GIFs of Black People Are More Problematic Than You Think
We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in Reaction GIFs
Wisconsin judge orders purging of up to 209,000 voter names
A different way of looking at the Atlas of North American English
Southwire Sues Anonymous Hacker for Ransomware Attack
St. Louis chief prosecutor accuses city of racist efforts, citing Ku Klux Klan Act
Jay-Z goes to bat for Mississippi prisoners and files federal lawsuit
Protests in Iran and the PLETHORA of Virtue Signaling
bernie sanders 1987 video girls running for president
Maintenance dredging project will revitalize Murphey Candler Lake
Florida woman tried to build a bomb inside a Walmart using items she didn’t pay for
Beautiful Christian Nurse Doxed and Harassed for Advocating Clean Living
Trans women assaults, Spits on, dollar tree employee after being caught stealing
“liberal media” Chattering-class hypocrisy is supporting Trump’s rule
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Posted in Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on November 25, 2019


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Hotep Jesus Throws The Dirt

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Why Did The 1956 Legislature Change The Flag?

Posted in GSU photo archive, Politics, Race by chamblee54 on October 6, 2019

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What Stacey Abrams said about burning the Georgia flag in 1992 The New York Times decided to show a picture of a younger, slimmer Stacey Abrams burning the Georgia state flag. The year was 1992. The state flag had the Confederate battle flag embedded. People were asking the legislature to change that. Miss Abrams was a student activist. This is a repost.

The NYT article sparked a twitter dogpile, about the motives of the Georgia legislature in 1956. PG remembers 1993, when the initial proposal to change the flag was made. Changing The Flag is an account of those years. If you have a minute, you should read that post before going any further. The people who wanted to change the flag introduced an argument. They said that the legislature changed the flag, in 1956, as a protest against integration. PG never believed that. One afternoon in 1994, PG found a newspaper article that supported his point of view. After that, PG did not think much about the issue. The flag was changed in 2000 and 2003.

The issue has a few shades of gray. The reason given in 1956 was honoring the Confederacy. In 1993, the 1956 legislature was said to be protesting integration. The emotions of honoring the Confederacy, and denouncing integration, are not entirely separate. Many of the same people, who are proud of the Confederacy, are white supremacists. To an outsider, they can seem like the same thing. PG can understand how someone not familiar with Georgia could mistake the two.

The debate, over the motive of the 1956 legislature, was never necessary. The flag, featuring the Confederate battle flag, was seen as a symbol of racism. Many people were offended by this flag. Why not just say we should change the flag for this reason, and not worry what the legislature was thinking? However, this was not good enough. People needed some more ammunition for their fight. The notion that the flag was changed as a protest against desegregation was born. PG never heard, before 1993, that the flag was changed as a protest against integration. People believed this notion without any evidence, just because somebody said so. 1994 was 38 years after 1956. Very few people in 1994 were active in 1956. The argument in favor of the changed-to-protest-integration notion had two parts: (1) Because I said so, (2) if you disagree you are a racist idiot.

@KevinMKruse No, she burned the old *Georgia* flag, which had been designed specifically by white supremacists as a show of defiance to desegregation in 1956. Let’s dig in. @chamblee54 The Flag was not changed as a protest against desegregation. Changing The Flag @KevinMKruse I literally wrote a book on this, but congratulations on finding a blog post. @chamblee54 I wrote the blog post. If you read the post, you will see I did research. Did anyone say at the time that the new flag was a protest? Do you have a link to this?

@jdtitan Luther, would you say you’re a racist idiot, or more of a stupid racist? @whoopityscoot Hahahahahahah. I just read your blog post. Sir, you are a moron. @ashleystollar That’s like saying the Civil War wasn’t fought over slavery. @Duranti “emotional pride for the traitors to America” @The_SquidProQuo You found one old newspaper article and felt compelled to argue the point huh? Stupid is a hell of a drug. @theDiff_Kenneth I read your blog post and I would like that 10 minutes of my life back. Your “evidence” was an announcement article that supported the flag change and omitted any overtly racist comments. Your writing style is close to unreadable and your investigative skills do not exist. @kingbuzz0 If you ever find yourself in the position of arguing of (insert subject) in the South had nothing to do with (insert stand in for outright racism), you have a bad argument. It’s all racism, always, every time.

@JoshCStephenso You found a single article? Maybe you would trust a paper written by the Deputy Director of the Georgia Senate Research Office – a chamber that is majority R? This tweet was helpful. The report was written in 2000, before the a new flag was driven through the legislature. If you have the time to read the complete report, it is worth your time. If not, a few quotes will be posted here, along with a few helpful comments.

The first Confederate flag looked a great deal like the Union flag. In early battles of the war, the two flags were often confused. “The commanding Confederate officer at the Battle of Bull Run, General P.T.G. Beauregard, determined that a single distinct battle flag was needed for the entire Confederate army. Confederate Congressman William Porcher Miles recommended a design incorporating St. Andrew’s Cross.”… “The St. Andrew’s Cross – the flag’s distinctive feature – had its origin in the flag of Scotland, which King James I of England combined with St. George’s Cross to form the Union Flag of Great Britain. It is believed that St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland since A.D. 750. and brother of the apostle Peter, was crucified by his persecutors upon a cross in the shape of an “X” in A.D. 60. White southerners, many of whom traced their ancestry to Scotland, very easily related to this Christian symbol.” “Other flags such as State regimental colors were used by the Confederacy on the battlefield, but the battle flag, although it was never officially recognized by the Confederate government, came to represent the Confederate army.”

At first, use of the battle flag was restricted to historic events. It wasn’t until the fifties that the flag began to be used by those who fought integration. In 1954, Brown vs. Board of Education was handed down by the Supreme Court, ordering the integration of schools. The Georgia legislature went into resistance mode, and spent a lot of time denouncing integration. The senate research office devotes page after page to these efforts. Finally, “In early 1955, John Sammons Bell, chairman of the State Democratic Party … suggested a new state flag for Georgia that would incorporate the Confederate Battle Flag. At the 1956 session of the General Assembly, state senators Jefferson Lee Davis and Willis Harden introduced Senate Bill 98 to change the state flag. Signed into law on February 13, 1956, the bill became effective the following July 1.”

“Little information exists as to why the flag was changed, there is no written record of what was said on the Senate and House floors or in committee and Georgia does not include a statement of legislative intent when a bill is introduced – SB 98 simply makes reference to the “Battle Flag of the Confederacy.” … “Many defenders of the flag, including former governor Ernest Vandiver, who served as the Lieutenant Governor in 1956, have attempted to refute the belief that the battle flag was added in defiance of the Supreme Court rulings. Vandiver, in a letter to the Atlanta Constitution, insisted that the discussion on the bill centered around the coming centennial of the Civil War and that the flag was meant to be a memorial to the bravery, fortitude and courage of the men who fought and died on the battlefield for the Confederacy.”

This is where it gets murky. It is apparent that the legislature was obsessed with integration. The circumstantial evidence, of the flag being changed as a protest of integration, is there. However, there is no smoking gun. There are no apparent statements, from 1956, saying that this change was made to protest integration. This detail seems to have sprung up in 1993, without having been widely mentioned in the 37 years since 1956. The newspaper article PG found does not mention a protest against integration, and does mention a desire to honor the Confederacy.

“The argument that the flag was changed in 1956 in preparation for the approaching Civil War centennial appears to be a retrospective or after-the-fact argument. In other words, no one in 1956, including the flag’s sponsors, claimed that the change was in anticipation of the coming anniversary. Those who subscribe to this argument have adopted it long after the flag had been changed.” This is contradicted by the newspaper article, and statements by “Governor Griffin’s floor leader, Representative Denmark Groover … “anything we in Georgia can do to preserve the memory of the Confederacy is a step forward.” As for the after-the-fact argument, you could say the same thing about the notion that the flag was changed as a protest against integration.

“There was also some opposition to the change from the state’s many newspapers. The North Georgia Tribune argued that: “….There is little wisdom in a state taking an official action which would incite its people to lose patriotism in the U.S.A. or cast a doubt on that part of the Pledge of Allegiance which says ‘one nation, unto God, indivisible…’ So far as we are concerned, the old flag is good enough. We dislike the spirit which hatched out the new flag, and we don’t believe Robert E. Lee…would like it either” “The Atlanta Constitution also thought that the flag change was unnecessary for the simple fact that “there has been no recorded dissatisfaction with the present flag.” The newspaper article PG found in 1994 was from the Constitution. Even though they were opposed to the change, they did not attribute this change to a desire to protest integration.

“When the flag change was first proposed, it received resistance from groups that one would think would have highly favored the change – various Confederate organizations including the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). “They made the change strictly against the wishes of UDC chapters from all the states that form our organization,” said Ms. Forrest E. Kibler, legislative chairwoman of the Georgia UDC. … The Executive Board of the Georgia Division of UDC had passed a resolution on January 11, 1956 opposing the proposed changes to the flag, citing that the Confederate battle flag belonged to all the Confederate States – not merely to Georgia – and placing it on the Georgia flag would cause strife. … Also opposing the new flag was the John B. Gordon Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. This group protested against all uses of the battle flag except in commemoration of the Confederacy, or by the official use of the Daughters of the Confederacy, the Sons of the Confederacy, and the Children of the Confederacy.” This opposition was touched on in the newspaper article. This is one of the more confusing aspects of this affair.

“While many questioned the political and philosophical motives of the flag change, there were others who considered the change to be an unnecessary expense that would burden taxpayers, since Georgia law required every public school, and all public institutions to fly the state flag. In voting “no,” Representative Mackay said that the present flag was “a symbol of sacred memory” and that “the change puts every flag owner in Georgia to unnecessary expense.” Alleviating the financial concerns of many, sponsors of the bill pointed out that those institutions required to fly the new flag will replace the old flag with the new one only as present flags wear out. Questions were also raised on whether anyone had a copyright on the flag design which would entitle them to royalties – a charge denied by John Sammons Bell and Representative Groover.”

John Sammons Bell is a name that keeps coming up. From 1954 to 1960, Mr. Bell was Chairman of the State’s Democratic Party. He was, by all accounts, an enthusiastic segregationist. One of the jaw dropping moments in the senate report was this: “Bell, a one-time supporter of Governor Ellis Arnall, once had the reputation of being a “liberal” on race issues.”

When the state senate report was issued, in 2000 (6 years after PG found the newspaper article, and dropped out of the argument,) Mr. Bell had a few comments. “He wanted to forever perpetuate the memory of the Confederate soldier who fought and died for his state and that the purpose of the change was “to honor our ancestors who fought and died and who have been so much maligned.” He has also argued that the flag was not redesigned in reaction to and in defiance of the 1954 Brown decision… “Absolutely nothing could be further from the truth … every bit of it is untrue. ”

“On March 9, 1993, (Denmark) Groover moved many Georgians when he stood in the House well to address his colleagues on the subject of the state flag. In an emotional speech, he acknowledged that the flag is offensive to some and conceded that, “I cannot say to you that I personally was in no way motivated by a desire to defy. I can say in all honesty that my willingness was in large part because … that flag symbolized a willingness of a people to sacrifice their all for their beliefs.” Mr. Groover offered a compromise, which included a smaller version of the battle flag. A flag similar to that was adopted in 2000, only to be changed again in 2003.

To sum up, the Georgia state flag was changed in 1956. The new flag contained the Confederate battle flag. Many people were offended by the 1956 flag. PG thought it was ugly. Many others saw it, with some justification, as a symbol of racism. For some reason, speculation about the motives of the 1956 legislature. 18 years after the passage of a new flag, people are still arguing over the motives of the 1956 legislature. Pictures for this gratuitous waste of bandwidth are from “The Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library”. .
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Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 19, 2019


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chamblee54 – Yesterday, there was a discussion here about the term Cross Keys. Here is what I found. In four years at Cross Keys High School, I never heard anyone say what it meant. ~ Mr. Bear – Nice nosing around c54. As with any good research, the answers spur a new set of questions. Like bringing up the subject of restaurant sit-ins and of why Herren’s survived a lot longer than Leb’s and the Pickrick. I’m old enough to remember the demonstrators who were outside my high school baccalaureate ceremony. And that the issues which were raised found remedy later that summer. A different time. Thanks. ~ chamblee54 – The buildings that housed Leb’s and Herren’s are still standing. Herren’s is now a theater. The Pickrick was bought by Georgia Tech, of course, used as a storage building, and demolished. I always thought it should be remembered in some way. When you tell a story, you should tell about the villains, as well as the heroes. I worked with this man once who claimed to have worked at the Pickrick. He said they had a parrot, which he taught to cuss. The night Lester was on the Dick Cavett show, Truman Capote was one of the other guests. Mr. Capote said, in his own inimitable manner, that he had eaten at the Pickrick. “All I’m going to say is that it was not finger lickin’ good.” ~ Mr. Bear – In my feeble bear brain, I seem to remember the cussing parrot story. It’s funny what gets remembered and what doesn’t. People who make it a point to know such stuff make a point of remembering the ax handles and his penchant for riding a bicycle backwards, but they forget his opening the governor’s office to all comers for “Little People’s Day” and for his efforts toward prison reform in Georgia. However odd he might have been, he was honest. I’ve got an ax-handle story from 1968 that is probably best lost to the mists of memory…… ~ chamblee54 – The time I went to “Little People’s Day” it was held at the Govenors Mansion. “The migration north continued to West Paces Ferry Road when the current Governor’s Mansion officially opened on January 1, 1968. Lester Maddox was the first governor to occupy the current Governor’s Mansion.” The previous GM was on The Prado in Ansley Park. “The large granite home sat impressively on three hilltop acres, but the scale of the house was not considered large enough for many state functions. The grandness of the house was also not enhanced … by the goats and cows that were kept on site during the terms of both Eugene Talmadge and Herman, his son and later governor.” ~ Archival Atlanta: Electric Street Dummies, the Great Stonehenge Explosion, Nerve Tonics, and Bovine Laws : Forgotten Facts and Well-Kept Secrets from Our City’s Past is a book about Atlanta history ~ I got into a conversation about Arlo Guthrie. I saw where a post had been recycled. This was the result. This is about the perfect country western song, Ed Muskie, and the first time I heard the word empathy ~ @franssuper How in the name of the universe could I respect any fascist, nazi or white supremacist? @chamblee54 See people as human beings instead of walking labels. ~ pictures for you today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Meth Gators

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


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Inter-city beauties, Atlantic City, 1926
Georgia Family Mourns Loss Of Donkey Due To Fireworks
Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested …
Suspect arrested, 2 others sought in shooting of Decatur man
Trump’s most openly racist rhetoric yet is not at all surprising
How to Become a Dangerous Person
Flushing drugs could create Alabama ‘meth-gators’
Republicans Baffled Why Trump Keeps Saying Racist Things
American Gay: Pete Buttigieg and the Politics of Forgetting
Donald Trump converted to Judaism two years ago, according to White House official
Trump tells Dem congresswomen: Go back where you came from
Kellyanne Conway Asks Reporter: ‘What’s Your Ethnicity?’
Kellyanne Conway asks reporter ‘what’s your ethnicity,’
while defending Trump’s ‘go back’ comments about minority lawmakers

Restaurant sues rival over use of the b-word — and no, it’s not ‘breakfast’
Trump, the Squad, and the “Standard Definition” of Racism
New “Offensive Speech” Rules on College Campuses
living resource compiled by Inclusive Communications Task Force at Colorado State
Troll Posing as ‘Customer Service’ on Corporate Facebook Pages is Winning Internet
Mysterious Deaths Leave Ferguson Activists ‘On Pins and Needles’
Whoopi Goldberg Tells Disney To Stop Hiding Its History
Dont CALL me PERSON OF COLOR NO MO!!!!
Black Conservative Destroys Black Liberal On Trump Tweets
Meet the Economist Behind the One Percent’s Stealth Takeover of America
Colin Kaepernick, Betsy Ross, and What the Data Really Say
I Wanted to Know What White Men Thought About Their Privilege. So I Asked.
Omar: I ‘Do Not’ Regret Past Anti-Semitic Comments
21 Perfect German Words We Need In English
Meteorologist sues for ‘racially and ethnically discriminatory termination’
Sharon Reed is leaving CBS46 after four years
AP tackles language about race in this year’s style guide
8 Questions to Ask Someone Other Than “What Do You Do?”
The Striking South: New vivid photos show a different side of lower Alabama from Pine Apple to Pink Bottom with powerful portraits of its people and places
Trump Is Betting That Indecency Can Win in America
Diary of an E-Celeb | A Baked Alaska Documentary
Bret Easton Ellis, political outrage machine who has never voted for president
The B.E.E. Podcast – 7/19/19 – Jonathan Tucker – GOLD ~ There Is No “Pride” in Appropriation
Officers who arrested ‘Benzino’ say they weren’t fazed by racist insults
people are getting out of control with this white privilege stuff
State lawmaker, man she accused of verbally harassing her confront each other
Health insurers make it easy for scammers to steal millions. Who pays? You.
woofs ~ erica thomas ~ mr sparkles ~ free bird ~ Cruising in the Age of Consent
kid rock has a bf ~ white fragility ~ twin anvils body genius ~ photo restoration
equine ~ equanimous ~ equanimous ~ Ramsey Orta ~ donnie loves miss graham
Michael O’Reilly, aka Penny ~ Is Consciousness Fractal? ~ Trump’s divisive tactics
On a more or less serious note: Folks…please don’t flush your drugs m’kay. When you send something down the sewer pipe it ends up in our retention ponds for processing before it is sent down stream. Now our sewer guys take great pride in releasing water that is cleaner than what is in the creek, but they are not really prepared for meth. Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do. Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama. They’ve had enough methed up animals the past few weeks without our help. So, if you need to dispose of your drugs just give us a call and we will make sure they are disposed of in the proper way. ~ Mehdi Hasan AOC was born in the Bronx; Ayanna Pressley in Cincinnati; Rashida Tlaib in Detroit. Your regular reminder that the president of the United States is not just a brazen racist but the laziest and most unoriginal (‘go back to where you came from’) of racists ~ @MittRomney The president’s comments were destructive, demeaning, and disunifying. The President of the United States has a unique and noble calling to unite the American people – of all different races, colors, and national origins. In that respect, the president failed badly. ~ .@RashidaTlaib is going back where they came from an option for your parents? ~ @realDonaldTrump Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show “weakness” and fall into their trap. This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat….. ~ The Georgia Primary is March 24. On this day, you can cast a SECRET BALLOT for one of the contenders. Until March 24, you are not required to pay attention, or worry, about the Democrat clown car. ~ @AndrewFeinberg JUST NOW: I asked @KellyannePolls, who’d just said @realDonaldTrump was not telling Omar/Tlaib/Pressley/AOC to go back to Somalia/Gaza/Puerto Rico/etc, which countries he was referring to. She responded by asking me where my ancestors came from, thereby confirming what he meant ~ “booing is a bit tacky don’t you think” Dick Cavett, after an appearance by Governor Ronald Reagan, on The Dick Cavett Show. ~ The basic dimension is 1:1.612. This is an eccentric number like pi, that can be calculated forever. There are tons of mathematical qualities, which are mostly over my head. This is also known as the Fibonacci series of numbers.. My blog has 720 pixel columns. The golden rectangle for this is 720×447. On my graphic poems, all the panels are 720×447. If you look around, you will see this rectangle everywhere. It is considered pleasing to the eye. ~ Person With Incorrect Racial Values ~ Three Members of California-Based White Supremacist Group Sentenced on Riots Charges Related to August 2017 “Unite the Right” Rally in Charlottesville ~ Atlanta natives like to say “go back where you came from” Or, as Lewis Grizzard said, “Delta is ready when you are.” ~ Trapped: A Real Life Nightmare – Franchesca & Show ~ Why There’s No Such Thing as Woke Porn – Franchesca & Show ~ The Ultimate Club Anthem: “One Big Pile” – Franchesca & Show ~ @chamblee54 If I absolutely have to have a black woman trapped inside my head, please let it be someone other than Franny aka @chescaleigh ~ @TheKevinAllison Is this a personal insult? ~ @chescaleigh ah someone i blocked years ago who continues to follow my every move online lolol don’t even bother Kevin! ~ @TheKevinAllison Nuts. Anyway… that sketch is hilarious! ~ @chescaleigh welcome to my life lol and thank you! ~ @chamblee54 to the lady who blocked me on twitter? yes ~ @TheKevinAllison Yeah, she should. You’re an asshole. ~ @chamblee54 @chescaleigh likes to ruffle feathers, and doesn’t care if feelings get hurt… a bully is someone who can dish it out, but can’t take it ~ @chamblee54 she likes to say that intentions don’t count, but results are what matters… i asked her about #colinkaepernick his intention was to protest racism, the result was offending people …. she did not like that ~ @AdamSacks I don’t know dude, sounds like she’s already in your head. ~ @chamblee54 I haven’t thought about her in ages, until I saw this video on twitter… bless her heart ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. Jack Delano was the photographer in December 1940 ~ At a Saturday night square dance in Clayville, Rhode Island ~ selah

It’s Silly To Still Be Fighting

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on July 15, 2019


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BET Tries to Manufacture Fake Outrage Over ‘Black’ Little Mermaid
White Supremacist Engulfed In Flames After Trying To Set Fire To Synagogue
Working-class, Poor White People Need to Understand About Rich White People
Kamala Harris supports segregation by supporting Israel
Stacey Abrams’ voting rights group raises $3.9 million in six months
Vonnegut’s Famous Semicolon Advice Was Taken Out of Context
These Are the Only Ways You Should Be Using a Semicolon
Syd Barrett /Pink Floyd – “Pow R. Toc H. / Astronomy Domine
I pity the fool who doesn’t find at least one of these tweets worth voting for
Has “Homosexual” always been in the Bible?
Former state lawmaker wants to be first LGBTQ Gwinnett leader
Why Making Accurate World Maps Is Mathematically Impossible
Decatur Police conclude murder-suicide was caused by domestic violence
mark twain Some People Are Troubled by the Things in the Bible They Can’t Understand.
The Things That Trouble Me Are the Things I Can Understand
What Atheists Don’t Want You To Know About Mark Twain’s Secret
Judge allows outside inspection of Georgia voting system
Bicycle South closing after almost 50 years in business
ACLU lawsuit: North Georgia woman evicted for having black guests
Lawsuit: White Couple Evicted Tenant Over Black Visitors
Landlord: ‘Some of the best friends I got is colored’
Nine months after fire, Java Monkey owner decides to close business for good
@yokoono Silence is the mother of all invention. @chamblee54 unlike your singing
*dream come true*beltane set 2k19 @ bfc “instantly legendary” Hro
China, officially atheist, could have more Christians than the U.S. by 2030
The ‘Lolita Express’ and the Price of a Ticket to Ride
Why is it important to be aware of the breath?
Georgia Landlord Evicted Tenant For Having Black Guests Over: ACLU Lawsuit
Nick Mason on the State of Pink Floyd: ‘It’s Silly to Still Be Fighting’
Cyclobenzaprine ~ all about pete ~ my mayor pete problem ~ dominic dunne
tv academy interviews ~ portland ~ stable genius rant ~ are the police racist?
John Kennedy Jr. ~ rhetorical devices ~ fred is a square ~ nick drake
“I have a story out today that I’ve been working on for most of this year. It’s about the best-selling evangelical memoir “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” and what happened when its co-author—the “boy”—said it was all a lie.” ~ If the possessive pronoun of they is their, then heir should be the possessive pronoun of he. The possesive pronoun of she could be Cher. ~ Without Ross Perot, GHW Bush would have been re-elected. It is eerie to have Mr. Perot meet his maker when Slick Willie may be getting in more trouble. ~ This is another manufactured controversy. Very few people have complained about a black lady playing Ariel. Even if they did, why should anyone pay attention? This is cynical movie promotion. America is being played for fools, again. Whenever race is involved. people lost their ability to think clearly. America falls for whatever outrage is being sold. ~ You’ve been recognized as one of GeorgiaPol.com’s top fans. Get your badge now. ~ Channel two got a juicy quote, out of a man who had a racism lawsuit filed against him. What are the ethics of this for the tv station. Obviously, the man should not have made that statement. Does the tv station have any responsibility for talking to this man? Apparently, he has not been served with any legal documents. Either he does not have a lawyer, or he is ignoring the advice of his counsel. Should channel two talked to that man on camera? ~ This is from markeTWATch.com ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. Inter-city beauties, Atlantic City, 1926 ~ true stable genius was performed last night at Ammazza pizza emporium in North Agnes Decatur:
a big subject today at the white house ~ the tremendous dishonesty bias
discrimination and suppression blouse ~ on fake news media miley cyrus
we will not let them get away with it ~ will all be endorsing me at some point
not important social media shit ~ not as powerful as smoking a joint
there but for those limited and shady ~ ways to become your future first lady
when I leave office in six years drooling ~ with sleepy joe biden alfred e newman
skinny nervous pocahontas penis ~ great looking smart a true stable genius ~ selah