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Hotep Jesus Throws The Dirt

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on November 11, 2019


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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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Grammar Nazis

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on August 19, 2019


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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
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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

If This Pic Offends You I’m Not Sorry

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on June 17, 2019


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Many Americans Believe Fake News Is a Bigger Problem Than Racism
The Stacey Abrams Myth Becomes the Democratic Catechism
Who Does the Media Most Want to Silence?
The restaurant owner who asked for 1-star Yelp reviews
8 Things Gay Guys Should Start Saying to Each Other (More Often)
@BlogXillaTom Hanks is so cool I tested his knowledge of black culture.
William S. Burroughs and the Cult of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Iran’s FM affirms right to execute gays and blasts U.S. and Israel
NYT The making of a Youtube Radical: Caleb Cain tells all.
The Illiberal Right Throws a Tantrum
Secret tapes in racially tinged police scandal may revive difficult time for Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg and the Police Department: Race Record Under Scrutiny
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Former Police Chief Darryl Boykins has noteworthy career before resignation
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“Why Walt Whitman Matters” by Peter Arvan Manos
City Lights: Poets Rupert Fike And Kodac Harrison; “Wiesenthal” At The Strand
Can You Name All Of These Iconic Women?
*ps if this pic offends you. I’m not sorry!
the nightclub ~ racist police on facebook ~ hands of color ~ liberalism
freaknik ~ Marion Wilson Jr. ~ backstreet mixtape
guy in shades ~ mavis staples ~ problem with wokeness
@chamblee54 @dandrezner @staceyabrams is the black Trump. She is a demagogue. She is good at getting press attention, getting mileage out of misleading issues why would @natsecHeather fall for her? ~ @HolocaustMuseum Karl Gorath was just 26 when his jealous lover denounced him as a gay man. He spent years in the concentration camp system until he was liberated from Auschwitz in 1945. But after liberation, he faced another set of difficulties. 1/5 West Germany used the Nazi version of Paragraph 175, the law criminalizing homosexuality, for decades after the war. Under that law, Karl was arrested again in the 1950s. 2/5 At his trial, Karl realized that he recognized the judge. The judge sentencing him to jail that day was the same man who had sent him to a concentration camp in the 1930s, for the same “crime.” 3/5 Karl made several attempts to claim reparations after the war, as many survivors of Nazi persecution did. He was denied. According to officials, he was not eligible because his camp records showed that he was a Paragraph 175 prisoner. 4/5 He became one of the first gay survivors of the concentration camp system to publicly tell his story. He died in 2003 without having received reparations for his suffering under the Nazis. 5/5 ~ How to Get Over the Anxiety of Public Speaking?: Watch the Stanford Video, “Think Fast, Talk Smart,” Viewed Already 15 Million Times ~ I don’t trust people that say I don’t trust people that ___. ~ trash talking resting bitch face, aka negative attitude, is an acceptable form of prejudice ~ In a conversation earlier today, a friend suggested I celebrate Donald Trump’s birthday by taking a dump. I am at the part of my life where a good bowel movement is something to be cherished. I refuse to give Donald Trump credit for this. ~ I have not seen a carefully sourced claim with facts attached I have seen a rush to judgment ~ yeah carefully sourced facts attached to it this isn’t 2014 anymore Heather ~ because I actually think the people who are doing the best job of talking about how these issues connect to Americans daily realities are some people who aren’t running for president um first and foremost Stacey Abrams absolutely somewhat surprisingly and the that we ~ That thing where you stumble onto a facebook thread. You are tired of discussing, or living with, the issue being discussed. You see that someone is commenting, and arguing. You cannot see his/hers/their comments, because he/she/they has blocked you.~ Warning: Offensive Material Before you get started, we wanted to let you know this story contains offensive images and language shared by law enforcement officers who are members of groups that denigrate people based on their race, religion, sex and gender identity on social media. ~ Sometimes you wonder if it is real, or satire. This pic was posted with a comment: *ps if this pic offends you. I’m not sorry! comments include: I’m just offended that neither of the girls are holding guns, A picture is worth a thousand leftist nightmares! OMGAH THIS PICTURE IS AHHHMAZING!! I hope that u have a very blessed Father’s Day!!!! Beautiful! Just get those girls carrying too! Tell little one they do come in pink ~ Further comments: @chamblee54 the kid in the middle is pointing a weapon at the little girl ‏ @Kjones_theGinge That’s how it looks, not how it Is ~ pictures for this communist collateral damage compendium today are from The Library of Congress. Russell Lee took the photographs in June 1939. Family of Negro agricultural day laborers sitting on the front proch of their home in Muskogee County, Oklahoma ~ selah

What a Year in Space Did

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


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philosophical idiot ~ The Intellectual We Deserve ~ the rosenbergs
who owns a story? ~ changeaview ~ orgy story ~ was abe lincoln gay?
mueller report ~ Interview Magazine BEE ~ dentistry
Nicole Flattery Reads Keith Ridgway ~ curious cat derek ~ the dead
RuPaul with Ts Madison ~ bee rants about dfw ~ Preferred Pronouns or Prison
Do not include sensitive information, such as your account number, PIN, password or Online ID, in your feedback. ~ What if the ABBA palindrome had been BAAB? ~ i could only make it through the first couple of paragraphs i am relived to know that the author of Lolita does not write based on his life ~ The less famous the name below the quote, the more likely it is that the person really said it. ~ @chamblee54 satan worship is about as pointless as Jehovah worship ~ Twitter: follow @Franklin_Graham ~ There is a tweet making the rounds: @aparnapkin The only thing that should follow “i’m not racist, but…” is “I do live in a system of institutionalized racism that I absorb & actively benefit from” When you look at the home page of the tweetist, you see this: Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think a wine you didn’t order. ~ @PaisleyRekdal What’s the biggest difference between poetry and prose? None of your family members will be furious about what you wrote about them in a poem. Because they will never read it. ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. ~ this poem was performed last night at the PInewood
is man one of g-d’s blunders who tinker ~ is g-d one of man’s blunders in the hood
man fails as an original thinker ~ because his memory is too damn good
remember g-d is dead g-d remains dead ~ with extreme prejudice we killed her boo
if you gaze long into the abyss dread ~ the abyss will just gaze back into you
i searched for g-d found only myself ~ i searched for myself found only g-d
g-d body flowing out of spirit shelf ~ g-d spirit flowing from bodies unshod
i searched for myself found only g-d ~ every life is my temple glorified
g-d spirit flowing from bodies unshod ~ breaking your heart ’til it opens wide
every life is my temple glorified ~ g-d body flowing out of spirit shelf
breaking your heart ’til it opens wide ~ i searched for g-d found only myself ~ selah

Jeeziepoo

Posted in Library of Congress, Religion, Undogegorized by chamblee54 on February 23, 2019


This is the story of a twitfest. The topic of discussion was the bible. If you are not interested, you can skip over the text, and look at the pictures. These pictures are from The Library of Congress. Jack Delano took the pictures in November, 1940. The pictures were taken in Connecticut.

‏ @wartwatch The only thing that matters veto these churches is $$$$$. They must be sued and they must pay a penalty in order to make an impact.
@chamblee54 What would Jesus Sue?
@SimeonTheFool If only there was some way to know for sure whether Jesus would approve of causing financial damage on religious leaders who made money by exploiting others. Like, if He’d ever famously done it Himself or something….
@chamblee54 “only there was some way to know for sure”
Everything that Jesus did, or did not do, is legend. Everything.
The only things we know about Jeeziepoo are what the council of nicea chose to tell us.
@SimeonTheFool Tua eruditione praestantem es minus habens. Cede studere historia. (Your scholarship is not good enough. Please go to study history.)
@chamblee54 Your arrogance is not good enough. Please go to study humility.
@SimeonTheFool Το Συμβούλιο της Νικαίας δεν συζήτησε τον κανόνα της Βίβλου. Αυτή είναι η ταπεινοφροσύνη επειδή είναι αλήθεια. Η αλαζονεία λέει “Ιησούπου”. Σε ευχαριστώ για την προσπάθεια σου. (The Council of Nicaea did not discuss the Bible rule. This is humility because it is true. Arrogance says “Jesus”. Thank you for your effort.)
@chamblee54 you have been educated beyond your ability to use knowledge in a meaningful way
אַל־ תַּ֣עַן כְּ֭סִיל כְּאִוַּלְתֹּ֑ו פֶּֽן־ תִּשְׁוֶה־ לֹּ֥ו גַם־ את׃ (This is apparently backwards.)
@chamblee54 Do not give it to the people, but to the people of the land. I am throwing in the translator You win You will collect your winnings when the cardboard cookies are finished baking
@SimeonTheFool “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you become like him.”
@chamblee54 this religious argument has now moved into the personal insult phase I must be dealing with christians
@wartwatch I used to read over at ExChristians They do a pretty good job with insults as well. 😇
@chamblee54 This will teach me not to make a joke about a beloved xtian cliche

At this point I made a mistake. I went for a walk, and thought about this conversation.

@chamblee54 one point has not been challenged… whether it was the council of nicea, or the 7 ecumenical councils, there was a human gatekeeper Some humans chose the texts to include in the bible This is the primary source of stories about jesus christian insults cannot change that
@SimeonTheFool Sorry, but you’re misinformed. Basic history facts: 1. The Council of Nicea was one of the 7 Ecumenical Councils (the first), not “or.” 2. The canon of Scripture was not discussed at any of them. 3. Paul’s epistles as well as the four gospels predate all of them by centuries.
@chamblee54 ok who decided what texts go in the bible? was it man or g-d? there were many texts, other than the letters of paul, that were not included. Who made this decision?
@chamblee54 you did not answer my question there were dozens of texts which were not included in the canon who chose these texts?
@SimeonTheFool Oh, but I did answer your question. The answer is, “Go do your own homework.”

This debate raged on, long past the point of being either educational or entertaining. St. Simeon the Holy Fool claims to have a PhD from a “large secular state university.” If you are interested, you can use one of the links in this feature to join in the fun.
One other celebrant chimed in. This is a recent convert to twitterism. They have a handful of followers, and have not made any original tweets.

‏ @MRWiggins2 So if this is the case, if everything’s just pure legend, nonsense, myth, why do you even care to speculate as to who He would sue? I dare say, sir, you are a bit confused.
@chamblee54 that was a parody of “what would jesus do”
@MRWiggins2 When a fool gets rolling, just get out of their way. Luther’s one of these people not clever enough to realize he’s not clever. Dangerous thing, when you are essentially a combo platter of arrogance and ignorance.
@MRWiggins2 You can’t even communicate at a mediocre level. Mea culpas if you’re a 13 year old boy in the nascent stage of his rebellion phase. Otherwise, please learn to write & reason. Don’t just be a confirmation of the stereotype of the atheist not smart enough to see they’re not smart.
@chamblee54 as opposed to xtians whose conversation turns into puerile insults instinctively
@chamblee54 you talk pretty good for a person who has not tweeted yet
@MRWiggins2 I didn’t know that was a requirement. I’m not a big social media guy.
@MRWiggins2 Au contraire. I don’t claim to understand the workings of the universe,
I just know Jesus saved me–a small, ignorant thing who doesn’t even understand his teenagers.
OTOH, those who claim there is no God must be supernaturally knowledgeable to make such an extraordinary claim.
(At no time in this discussion did I discuss the reputed existence of g-d.)

This Is Not Satire

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on February 11, 2019


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@TheAtheistPig It’s like god ain’t gonna so shit for you in this life, but if you don’t believe, man, is ever gonna fuck you up. @chamblee54 “It’s like god ain’t gonna so shit for you” That is an interesting typo. The obvious answer is do shit. Or maybe douche it, sew shit, sow shit ( the porcine solution) or something else. You just gotta believe. @TheAtheistPig Damn typos.
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Charles Evers Interview Regarding John MacArthur
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Stacey Abrams’ entire Democratic response speech
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@realDonaldTrump PRESIDENTIAL HARASSMENT! It should never be allowed to happen again!
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Aja puts everything on the line for their debut album, Box Office
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Was Walt Whitman racist? ~ jussie smollet police report
Andy Warhol – The Complete Picture ~ The Stacey Abrams Revolution
discombobulated ~ Pink Floyd “More” (movie soundtrack)
murderville ~ ogden nash ~ lydia lunch
“Take a Knee, Take a Hike.” ~ Three Writing Rules to Disregard
We needed to do this after the 2000 election. The Demoze are waiting for their turn to lose the popular vote, but win the electoral vote. The electoral college reinforces the demo-repub duopoly. Having a fool like Trump elected is a cost of doing business. ~ Does BDSM stand for BDS Man? ~ there are some questions the amount donated to campaigns is somewhere between $46k and $500k how did mr buck get his $$$ the coroners report I saw on Gemmel Moore did not mention drugs being found The coroners report on Timothy Dean has not been released ~ The WaPo brought us the story about the KKK endorsing DJT. The story was believed without question, and fueled hysteria in the waning days of that nightmare campaign. Did these lies influence the white people in Michigan and Pennsylvania to vote for DJT? “Be less blatantly partisan.” That is a good idea. Also, if you are going to favor one candidate, make your lies a bit more plausible. ~ No, the press would ignore the comment. If it did get reported, then WP and POC would think he was crazy. ~ gerrymandering is like the weather everyone has an opinion about it, but few know how to do anything to change it ~ Only if you know nothing about the subject being discussed ~ pictures for this dogged diversion from dissective derailment today are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Convenient Suspension Of Disbelief

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on December 17, 2018


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The Convenient Suspension of Disbelief
Shelby Foote: The Homer of the Old South?
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The Courage to Be Yourself: E.E. Cummings on Art, Life, and Being Unafraid to Feel
@TransGriot Question for those claiming being trans is a ‘choice’. Can you name the exact date and time you chose to be a cisgender person? I’ll wait #TransPeopleExist May 6, 1954 4:44 am
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I make is so clear on all of my profiles
Gnats, cockroaches lead Buford Highway Mexican restaurant to fail inspection
‘We’ Did Not Miss the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism. You Did. the polite face of American apartheid during the Jim Crow era in the South.
wnyc selected shorts ~ nancy punks
The 50 Best Podcast Episodes of 2018
@Karalyn2001 Am I reading this right? Justice Democrats brought in $2,629,638 but only gave out $48,150 to all candidates COMBINED? This jd page has a festive ad @invertabrat Ads on websites that are fed to you are based on YOUR web search history… the website doesn’t control them beyond broad blocking, for instance I can block Ads from “donand trump campaign” from being fed on my sites otherwise based solely on your searches… blame google not JD @chamblee54 This page was featured in a post I saw retweeted It has nothing to do with my search history the site was open secrets, not jd an investigation, into a crooked PAC has an ad for vacations, on territory illegally occupied by a hostile power, this is highly is amusing
@GianDoh Sorry I shot your car but in fairness it had antlers.
Tales From the Warhol Factory
Remembering the Johnson Treatment On the other hand, not authenticated at all but considered characteristic was a story well known in President Johnson’s Washington. He liked to drive himself about his ranch and vicinity and supposedly was stopped for speeding one day by a Texas patrolman. When the cop saw who the driver was, he gasped, ”My God!” Whereupon, as the story had it, the president replied: ”And don’t you forget it!”
Lyndon Johnson on the Record
Instead of saying n-word or f-word, we could say november or foxtrot ~ Stand against hate.From white supremacists to the radical Religious Right, right-wing extremism is on the rise. Pledge to stand against hate. ~ Candid Camera filmed in Atlanta one time. They went to a Krystal. They served hamburgers with no beef patty. ~ @tcboyle an actor reading “Top of the Food Chain,” made somebody’s list of 50 best podcasts… i listened while producing a graphic poem, a mashup of #ShakespeareSunday tweets with pictures of dogs in the background ~ pictures for our education and entertainment are from The Library of Congress. ~ selah

Christian News Satire

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on December 3, 2018


Broken Record with Malcolm Gladwell a…
Man Who Has Never Shared Jesus With Anyone Criticizes Slain Missionary’s Lack Of Wisdom
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‘The proof is in action.’ Kemp faces balancing act as Georgia governor
What’s up with all those black men who voted for the Republican in the Georgia governor’s race? “To be a racial conservative means you’re okay with Jim Crow,” he added. “There’s only one party that you can support and be progressive on race, and that’s the Democratic Party.” ~ He said the Republican Party will continue to struggle to win support among black voters, even those who hold social and economically conservative beliefs, so long as it is perceived as racist. ~ “Every election becomes almost a single-issue election for black voters: Are you for or against civil rights?” Johnson said, adding that all the other social and economic issues “get muted by racial issues.”
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@chamblee54 @kausmickey knows that a plain white background makes the person in the foreground seem less white @robertwrighter has a map and a bookshelf behind him which has a mindful influence on his well chosen words this was a throwback episode as mickey goes not appear as often or with as much vigor as he used to
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@chamblee54 .@robertwrighter .@kausmickey ah the economic anxiety/racism trope… racism is to democrats what immigration is to republicans it fires up the base, there is little the parties can do once elected, so they are free lunch issues for demagogues
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Has Anti-Racism Become as Harmful as Racism? John McWhorter vs. Nikhil Singh Here is a blog post about AR. I compare AR to homophobia. Much as a closet homosexual will try to cover his own insecurities by calling someone else faggot, a person who is not sure about his own racial values will try to cover himself by calling his neighbor racist. I received a powerful bit of confirmation for this. I received an anonymous comment. “Why don’t you get your white sheets and come out already” ~ Dr. McWhorter makes a comment about voter suppression, ending at 50:06. He makes the ritual denunciation of Republican voter suppression. As a resident of GA, I have witnessed the recent election from hell. The Democrats made voter suppression their centerpiece issue. I feel that the Democratic claims were exaggerated. It served as a dandy issue for the Democrats, and they almost won. If anyone is interested, I can link to several posts on my blog which detail this. In many ways, voter suppression became a code word for racism in this campaign. One aspect of the racism/anti racism quagmire is the use of racism as a campaign tactic. Anti-Racism was used as a tactic by the Democrats in 2016. IMO, this was one of the reasons Donald Trump was elected.
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@chamblee54 And the Democrats dismiss this resentment as racism this plays into the republicans hands @jitterbug212This feels as if you may be dismissing the racism. @jitterbug212 “You gonna pretend that virulent racism wasn’t a factor in this election we have nothing to talk about. Have a nice day.” @chamblee54 this was an unsatisfying twitter spat
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How the Georgia race for governor came down to the wire ” Roughly 1.14 million African-American voters cast ballots in the election, and exit polls show the overwhelming majority backed Abrams. In 2014, Michelle Nunn’s U.S. Senate campaign earned a total of 1.16 million votes. That means the number of black voters who went to the polls for Abrams in November was nearly equal to the number of all Democratic votes cast four years earlier.”
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In 1994, the super bowl was in Atlanta, and I was working downtown. There was a show filmed for comedy central. The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders were kicking field goals in woodruff park. The show was hosted by Martin Mull. After the filming, I was walking through the park, and found myself standing next to Mr. Mull. I couldn’t think of anything to say. ~ @ChrchCurmudgeon What is the C.S. Lewis estate doing to celebrate his birthday? Narnia business. ~ GHWB was the last President that did not inspire deranged opposition. In many ways he was the end of an era. ~ Speaking well of the recently departed is a sign of having class. You are showing restraint for your own karma, not theirs. If you don’t have anything good to say… ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. Walker Evans took the pictures in summer 1936, in Hale County, Alabama. ~ selah

The Election From Hell

Posted in Library of Congress, Weekly Notes by chamblee54 on November 19, 2018


Downtown Decatur coffee shop damaged in overnight fire ~ Man fatally shot at Atlanta park ID’d; person in custody ~ white album ~ Fire at Java Monkey Nov. 2018 ~ jm fire ~ new jm owner ~ blocker awards ~ A high-stakes December runoff even without an Abrams-Kemp matchup ~ In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception ~ conceptual penis ~ Department of Registration and Elections The Registration and Elections Department is responsible for conducting elections in Fulton County and registering voters who reside within Fulton County. ~ dekalb county registration Our Mission: Serve the public and register all eligible citizens to vote. Assign voters to respective precincts in accordance with state and federal laws. Maintain accurate registration records. Conduct all primaries and federal, state, county and municipal elections with integrity, and in accordance with Georgia election code. Serve candidates and the public by providing information regarding elected officials, election districts, election statistics, and other registration/election related matters. Operate all polling locations including advance voting locations and an absentee poll, for federal, state, county and municipal elections. ~ How we found 30,823 additional Georgia votes … and why we’re still counting ~ In Georgia, Brian Kemp Put on a Master Class in Voter Suppression ~ Georgia’s Kemp Purged 340,134 Voters, Falsely Asserting They Had Moved ~ The Voice of the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’ ~ angel poventude on election day ~ gwinnett elections ~ Federal Judge Orders Georgia to Reveal Tally of Provisional Ballots ~ lucy mcbath ~ Black security guard stops shooter in a bar — then gets gunned down by cop who mistook him for criminal ~ scenes from the factory ~ Judge Orders Review of All Provisional Ballots in Georgia Governor Race ~ radiotopia “that we need to talk about.” Please don’t tell me what I need to talk about. There is more than enough talk right now. What we need to do is listen. ~ Fulton Co. Board of Elections certifies results of last Tuesday’s election ~ Democrats in Congress rally behind Georgia vote fight ~ 1113 capital protest ~ Jesus is Polyamorous | Queer Theology ~ Harry Hay ~ Adventures in the Archives; or, In Which Professional Homosexuality Takes a New Turn ~ The Gay Love Letters of Neal Cassady to Allen Ginsberg ~ mattachine society ~ State Sen. Nikema Williams, 16 Others Arrested At Capitol During Protest ~ Capitol and Grounds Exhibit and Event Guidelines ~ stacy and stacy ~ Georgia state senator, protesters arrested at Capitol while demanding ‘every vote count’ ~ Harry Hay ~ dear abby Eric: You must have known people who were gay at that time then, personally. Abby: Yah, well, my hairdresser. He’s like a brother. And he’s been my hairdresser for about, maybe twenty-nine years. He came from Louisville, Nebraska. Beautiful guy and just a sweetheart. And he had to leave the little town of Louisville because, well, he just couldn’t survive there. I’ve taken him to Korea with me when I was a Miss Universe pageant judge. We just had a ball. He and I are in a helicopter. Have you ever been in a helicopter? ~ Georgia Lawmaker Arrested Amid Protest To Count Every Vote In Governor Race ~ rhetoric about capitol protest ~ more jm fire ~ @w_terrence SNOWFLAKE of the YEAR AWARD goes to this guy. Retweet if you are laughing with me ~ nikkeda released on bail ~ Santa Ana McDonald’s manager attacked by woman over ketchup ~ Lawsuits, Arrests, and Allegations: The Georgia Governor’s Race Continues ~ BLM Demonstrators And State Senator Arrested In Georgia’s Capitol During ‘Count Every Vote’ Protest ~ @CaseyExplosion Seriously folks. “Feminism causes men to transition to atone for male privilege” is an absolutely on-its-face absurd take, you don’t have to engage with it. ~ Absentee ballots missing birth dates must be counted, judge orders ~ arrested while black ~ facebook problems ~ Jonathan Franzen’s 10 Rules for Novelists ~ nirvana on mtv unplugged ~ Georgia Senate to look into arrest of lawmaker during Capitol protest ~ inside the capitol ~ How we found 30,823 additional Georgia votes … and why we’re still counting ~ adan bean ~ Kemp holds steady lead, Abrams considers longshot legal challenge Her campaign has said it has heard from 25,000 voters who had problems casting their ballots, ~ The voter-suppression rap on Georgia’s Brian Kemp is unfair. Now what about the voter purges? An investigative piece by American Public Media reported that nearly 600,000 Georgia voters were removed from the rolls in 2017. Team Kemp has an explanation for that: A 2016 lawsuit brought by Common Cause and the NAACP over the state’s voter list temporarily halted the biennial purge of inactive voters. After the lawsuit was thrown out, Georgia had two cycles’ worth of inactive voters to remove from its list. ~ “But without the context and with hyperbolic rhetoric, the claims of voter suppression aren’t much different from the demagoguery Democrats decry from the likes of Kemp and Donald Trump.” ~ Brian Kemp’s Bid for Governor Depends on Erasing the Black Vote in Georgia ~ Uber Eats driver who shot and killed customer found guilty on all counts ~ problems ~ dylan’s masterpiece ~ After the Retail Apocalypse, Prepare for the Property Tax Meltdown ~ herman hesse ~ @realDonaldTrump Congratulations to Brian Kemp on becoming the new Governor of Georgia. Stacey Abrams fought brilliantly and hard – she will have a terrific political future! Brian was unrelenting and will become a great Governor for the truly Wonderful People of Georgia! ~ 4 alleged Atlanta teen gang members indicted on 48 charges, including murder ~ Childhood Gender Nonconformity and Children’s Past-Life Memories ~ kemp election certified ~ Binyamin Netanyahu battered by bungled Gaza raid ~ Kemp defends Georgia’s ‘exact match’ voter registration law ~ Meditation Is a Powerful Mental Tool—and For Some People It Goes Terribly Wrong ~ We are entering a phase where the power brokers behind the scene have a black person as a front. This worked well for 8 years with Barack Obama. It almost worked for Stacey Abrams. ~ #CountEveryBallot Typically, rallies at the state capitol are outside. Why was this one inside? Were police justified in wanting a loud demonstration held outside? Does this constitute a “breach of the peace” which would justify arresting Sen. Williams? .@elenaparent ~ If you went to a voting place outside the county where you live, and request a ballot, then that provisional ballot should be thrown away. ~ To me, the issue is the Abrams campaign making a high octane issue out of voter suppression. There is a good bit of nuance there, which gets lost in all the rhetoric. I think Abrams knew a lot of what she was saying was not true, but also saw a potent campaign issue. Another issue is the way her charges were believed without question, both by the voting public and the corporate media. The Media especially should be ashamed. A story about RACISM and government corruption/incompetence in backwoods Georgia! Of course the media went bonkers over that. That doesn’t make it the truth. ~ I want back the Xmas of my youth. It was what you wanted it to be. If you want to talk about Jesus, you can. If you want to shop, you can. If you want to go to parties, you can. It is a shame when choosing to say Merry Christmas, instead of Happy Holidays, is a political statement. ~ The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) are the law enforcement entities responsible for security of the Capitol building and grounds. DPS or GBI may suspend or modify the use of the Capitol building and grounds and adopt temporary guidelines as needed. GBA retains the right to waive or modify any or all of the Guidelines contained herein on a case by case basis as deemed necessary by GBA. Failure to follow these guidelines, or the instructions given by either GBA or law enforcement personnel, will result in the immediate removal of any exhibit or event from the Capitol building and grounds. Failure to follow these guidelines or instructions given by GBA or law enforcement personnel may result in the denial of future applications to use the Capitol building and grounds. PREVENTING OR DISRUPTING GENERAL ASSEMBLY State law prohibits: Recklessly or knowingly committing any act that may reasonably be expected to prevent or disrupt a session or meeting of the Senate or House of Representatives, a joint session thereof, or any meeting of any standing or interim committee, commission or caucus of members thereof. O.C.G.A. 16-11-34.1(a) State law prohibits: Willfully and knowingly entering or remaining in any room, chamber, office, or hallway within the state capitol building or any building housing committee offices, committee rooms, or officers of members, officials, or employees of the General Assembly in either house thereof with intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of official business or to utter loud, threatening, or abusive language or engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct in such buildings or areas. O.C.G.A. 16-11-34.1 (f) State law prohibits: Parading, demonstrating, or picketing within the state capitol building or any building housing committee offices, committee rooms, or offices of members, officials, or employees of the General Assembly or either house thereof with intent to disrupt the orderly conduct of official business or to utter loud, threatening or abusive language or engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct in such buildings or areas. See O.C.G.A. 16-11-34.1 (g) ~ Abrams lost. She doesn’t have to accept it because her decision to fight on costs her nothing. She knows that this was her one shot and that the DPoG isn’t going to clear the field for her to run for election again, and that she is never going to get this fawning, uncritical coverage from the state and national media that had the effect of free advertising on her behalf, “coverage” that included repeating every charge, accusation and claim as Kemp and treating it as objective fact without challenging it in the slightest. Abrams invested the last 8 years convincing the DPoG that she could create a turnout machine capable of winning the governor’s race that would prevent candidates from having to run to the center-left and the only result was for her to prove her naysayers right. This was the perfect storm: a very unpopular GOP president, angry moderates and independents in the suburbs, the worst GOP statewide candidate since Mitch Skandalakis, a national media willing to make her candidacy a cause celebre and she still lost. So of course she has every incentive to fight, claw and scratch before she makes her inevitable exit – stage left – from public life. But that doesn’t mean that everyone else owes her anything, including being willing to drink her Kool-Aid wholesale and regurgitate it on demand. ~ Suburban Dictionary @Suburban_Dic Feels – Deep personal emotions for people who don’t have time for feelings. ~ @KentWGraham Kids today don’t know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel. @chamblee54 I had to walk ten feet to adjust the fine tuning, only to see it turn over and over and over and over and over and over and over ~ pictures today are from The Library of Congress. “Golden Jubilee and Fifteenth Annual Convention, Anti-Saloon League of America, Columbus, Ohio, November 10-13, 1913” ~ selah