Sunday, February 17, 2019

Jussie Smollett Helped Get Anti-Lynching Bill Passed

Via Gleason Long

Why should someone be afford "extra" and redundant protection under the law because of their race, creed or color if we are all equal? The law of the land

should apply equally to everyone. I cannot think of a single instance where any "hate crime legislation" would ever be needed if a crime were committed against anyone.

Liberal NY Times columnist David Brooks: Democratic Party is left of Che Guevara.

"As Donald Trump makes it extremely hard to think about supporting somebody like that, I find the Democrats have done an outstanding job of making it hard for a lot of moderates to support anything," Brooks said. "Personally, the idea that I could ever support a candidate who was in support of the Green New Deal, that will never happen. That could never happen."

"The Green New Deal concentrates power in the hands of the Washington elite in a way nothing has done since World War II," Brooks continued. "It would literally have Washington planners taking over the energy business, taking over the transportation business, so no planes are possible or necessary, taking over health care."

5 Republicans Not To Vote For Again

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A Chinese Christian refusing to deny her faith

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Trump: McConnell should keep Senate in session until nominees are approved

Trump: McConnell should keep Senate in session until nominees are approved

President Trump on Sunday called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep senators in Washington, D.C., until a backlog of executive nominees receive confirmation votes.

Trump blamed Democrats for "slow walking hundreds of highly qualified people wanting to come into government."

"Never been such an abuse in our country’s history," he tweeted. "Mitch should not let Senate go home until all are approved. We need our Ambassadors and all others NOW!"

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Judge Jeanine: Being a leader means making the tough decisions

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Today's Masterpiece, bar none :)

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Washington vs. Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln and George Washington stare silently at one another across the reflecting pool on the National Mall in Washington D.C., their paths inextricably linked by the historians who consider both to be the greatest presidents in American history.

One is a monument, a testament to the man and his influence on American history, the other a memorial to the Lincoln legacy, a persistent reminder of the new United States.

Washington was at one time the symbol of America. Even twenty years after his death, Americans painted their mantles black in mourning for the indispensable man, and many American families hung portraits of both George and Martha Washington in their homes.

Becoming More And More Apparent Every Day....

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Good ‘Ol Boys & Southern Beer Joints

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Good ‘Ol Boys &  Southern Beer Joints

“Automatically assuming anybody from the South, in general, and any straight Southern white male has a sheet hanging in his closet, is just as prejudiced as thinking all black people will steal whatever isn’t nailed down. And as long as we’re on the subject, I’ve got some problems with the term “good ‘ol boy” as well.

I’ll tell you where G.O.B. originally came from. That term was used in the South to indicate that a male might have a few weaknesses, but he was basically a nice person who would come over to help you plant corn if you really needed him.

“Ol’ boy” refers to a white male, who has ascended to some position of power, like president or senator, or secretary of defense. “Good ‘ol boy,” however, again connotes ignorance, pick-up trucks, beer-drinking, football-watching, gay and race-baiting ad nauseum.

Frankly, I don’t know how that happened.

“Good ‘ol boy” originally connoted an individual with bad points and good points both. Sort of like all of us. I’ve even heard, “good ‘ol girl,” as in “Nadine is uglier than a speckled-heart butter bean, but she is a good ‘ol girl.”

What I hope I am is a person of diverse interests who certainly has his faults, but just because he writes about his native South, it doesn’t necessarily mean he wants for the white race to take the country back and throw out every vestige of multiculturalism.

Hell, if anybody ought to take the country back, it’s the Indians. But if they want to be called something besides “Indians,” I don’t think “Native Americans” is the ticket. “America” was named after an Italian. I sort of like “the people who were here first” . . .

Most black people and white people get along. And most black people don’t want to go to the Grand Ole Opry with whites; and most whites don’t want to go to a Black History Week Music Festival with blacks. Nothing wrong with that. If we truly are multicultural, then vive la difference. I don’t particularly like fajitas, but that doesn’t mean I hate Hispanics.

Southern beer joints are a favorite of mine. To qualify as a true “beer-joint,” a place must meet the following requirements: It must have an all-county jukebox. Even a jukebox with Elvis on it is suspect. If it has “In the Garden” by the Statler Brothers, “Six Days on the Road” by Dave Dudley, “Hello Darling” by Conway Twitty, “Waltz Across Texas” by Ernest Tubb, you’re in a top-of-the-line Southern beer joint.”

(I Haven’t Understood Anything Since 1962; And Other Nekkid Truths, Lewis Grizzard, Villard Books, 1992, excerpts pp. 157-159; 162; 171-172)

Venezuela: Poster Child for Socialism

Via Billy


There is no more recent example of the many theoretically apparent pitfalls of socialism coming to life than in Venezuela. The South American nation is but the latest example on the long list of countries to have fallen victim to the siren’s song of a socialist utopia. While over the past decade journalists like Michael Moore, politicians like Bernie Sanders and economists like Joseph Stiglitz have praised the so-called socialist “economic miracle” in Venezuela, with hyperinflation now leading to starvation and millions fleeing the country, it is inarguable that these praises were premature and wholly unwarranted.

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