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This calls for a celebration! How about a Youtube video of Glenn Campbell singin' Galveston?
Naaa. I'd rather hear Rodney Franklin...
I guess, whatever is so mean, bad and nasty about white and off-white people getting together with each other, it doesn't seem to be the sort of criminal activity one sometimes finds occurring in situations where crowds gather.Fights ..........................................0
Arrests ....................................... 0
ER trips ...................................... 0
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Rapes .......................................... 0
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Vehicles stolen. ............................0
Tires slashed ................................0
"...I figured there would be marching and singing and pictures and videos of people marching and singing and meeting old friends. Just like last year. I was not disappointed. However, apparently I was on the minds of some of the participants. As Susan Hathaway, leader of the Virginia Flaggers, declared, “I imagine the great press coverage, turnout, and that inspiring VMI photo and narrative has him twisted ALL up in knots.”
"Nice to know that I’m living rent-free in your head, Susan." ~Brooks Simpson
January 13, 2014Well, no, Justin didn't say that, did he? He said, "I'm prepared to make this movement part of my real life and actual identity, like Paul Elam." That doesn't say he wants to be the next Paul Elam. Frankly, folks, unless she can produce a link to where he actually said that -- used those words -- that he wants to be the next Paul Elam, it is an outright lie to claim he did. What he said in this comment means he is prepared to participate in the MRM using his real name, like Paul Elam has done -- not a pseudonym... you know, like "Jabberwocky" or "LibertyLamp" or "Spelunker."
It is a tad concerning that Connie’s new quote of the week comes from a man who claims that he wants to be the next Paul Elam. http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Paul_Elam
At home, Troy headed for the bedroom, suddenly drained, both emotionally and physically, and sleepy. He took off his shoes and coat and stretched out on the bed fully clothed. He drifted off only to be half awakened moments later by a soft, rustling sound somewhere in the room. Coming closer to consciousness, he recognized it as whispering. The whispers of his family.Best I can tell, this scene depicts the polar opposite of what Paul Elam believes, summed up in this segment of the mission statement of A Voice for Men: Promote a rejection of sex based chivalry in any form or fashion. More elaboration can be found in AVfM's editorial policies, which Elam identifies as his own opinion. He believes the era of traditional masculinity is over, and the "old world arrangement" is a death trap for most men. His site is "anti-marriage" and supports "post marriage culture." Anti-traditional also means "rejecting traditional values where they apply to expectations of men...including men’s roles as protectors and providers."
"He’s already asleep," Patty said. "Let’s let him rest."
"I’m not asleep," he said, slitting his eyes to see them hovering near the doorway. "Come here to me, all of you."
They piled into the bed and snuggled next to him. His arms stretched around them and he held them close. His eyes closed and he smiled.
"Y’all are what I live for."
"They have a lot of pain, but it is not a pain that I would necessarily have spared them. I think it ideally initiates a process of self-exploration. 'How do I see women?' 'If I didn't violate her, could I have?' 'Do I have the potential to do to her what they say I did?' Those are good questions."Or maybe her views are more in line with those of Amanda Marcotte. From Wikipedia: :
Marcotte attracted criticism in January 2007 for her views on the March 2006 Duke lacrosse case, when three students were accused of rape; the students were charged, but the charges were later dropped and the players charged were pronounced innocent by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper. Marcotte declared on her blog that people who defended the accused were "rape-loving scum." One comment in particular attracted attention:Does Natal perhaps agree with Wendy Murphy, who famously told us, “Stop with the presumption of innocence. It doesn’t apply to Duke ... I’m really tired of people suggesting that you’re somehow un-American if you don’t respect the presumption of innocence, because you know what that sounds like to a victim? Presumption you’re a liar.”
I've been sort of casually listening to CNN blaring throughout the waiting area and good f------ g-- is that channel pure evil. For awhile, I had to listen to how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and f----- her against her will—not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out. Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it? So unfair.
" Equality incurs tolerance, and tolerance has become but another word for nihilism. It's easy to be tolerant, if you don't believe in anything." ~Tito Perdue
Thelibertylamp: Isn’t Border Ruffian a Connie sock puppet? Or is it someone else?Hmmmm.... just like Thelibertylamp, huh? Except I don't recall BorderRuffian EVER threatening anybody. Remember this?
Brooks D. Simpson: He’s a resident of Anniston, Alabama, who is too timid to post under his own name.
"Well, they* should be scared of us, we win at this game, always have and always will. We would like to help put a stop to this flag going up, but we need a little assistance." ~ThelibertylampWhich brings up a question. What is "winning" and what is "the game" for these people? Or to phrase it differently, what is the point of flogger hatred and flogger vitriol about Southern heritage in general and the VaFlaggers specifically? Is there a point? Is there something they wish it to accomplish? Some goal or end result they are shooting for?
A blinding rainstorm ... terrifying, red-eyed creatures ... a crash into a flooded ditch... Will Leslie Hoffman survive the trip to her new job? Is her gorgeous, taciturn rescuer trustworthy, or another danger?Smallfoot is a Southern Heroes Novel, which is not necessarily a series...just a designation. Nearly all the men in this story are Southern men and they are heroes of one kind or another, but the hero of this story is Chris Dupree -- the male lead.
Chris Dupree -- misogynistic, semi-reclusive, blind to his loneliness. Can sweet, genial Leslie revive his dormant heart?
A young man found in an irreversible coma... a grieving brother obsessed with learning the cause... a shrewd PI hired to ferret out the truth.
Does a profoundly psychotic patient hold the answers? And will he reveal them in time to save Leslie from the same fate?
January 14, 1994
Only people who knew him well -- and the two boys with him knew him as well as anyone -- would know how agitated he was behind his stony expression. His nostrils flared to accommodate his rapid, shallow respiration. His hands were not trembling only because they held the steering wheel in a tight grip.
A crescent moon hung in the sky ahead, glowing through a hazy cloud cover. It was eight o'clock. The temperature hovered around forty degrees and the three boys wore lightweight jackets over their jeans and shirts.
Randy's eyes darted to the rear view mirror. In the distance, a dusk-to-dawn light cast a circular glow in the darkness and shone down on the riverside cabin the boys had departed moments before. The cabin and the half dozen vehicles parked around it disappeared as trees closed in behind the car.
If Phil were to start trying to dictate to others what it [the flag] should mean to them, or denigrating Southern heritage groups, I might have a problem. I might even have a problem enough to contact him and let him know my views on it. But until he does that, which isn't likely, I will just say that Phil is my brother in Christ, and he can think whatever he wants -- free from judgment by me -- regarding those areas where we disagree that are not covered by specific commandments. Romans 15 offers instructions on how Christians should treat one another regarding non-doctrine issues about which there are no commands.
One of the problems with us Southern heritage folks is our propensity for going off half cocked -- for getting our knickers in a knot at the drop of a hat. Somebody said it on Facebook? It must be true! And then we turn purple and sputter with anger -- without even bothering first to verify it -- or even to question it. Why are we so willingly gullible?
Did Phil Robertson say what's being reported about the Confederate flag? Let me tell you why I am taking this with a grain of salt, and waiting for more information. Here's what's reported:
NY POST – Artist Michael Hunt, who got to know the “Duck Dynasty” patriarch when Robertson signed some of Hunt’s prints that were donated to charity, told BlogTalkRadio, “I have spent countless hours across the table in [the Robertson] home autographing thousands of prints of various projects.”First, who is "Artist Michael Hunt" and why should I believe him? Why should I trust that he's some kind of expert on Phil? What is BlogTalkRadio? I've never heard of it. Why should I pay attention to who it interviews?
In an interview airing Wednesday, Hunt told host Janice Malone, "I remember looking over [Robertson’s] shoulder at this big-screen TV ... And the news was on. And all of a sudden [his] face pops up on TV, and it was a big controversy about some kid who had worn a Confederate flag to school ... on a day they had titled ‘Redneck Day.’ And the school expelled the child.
And I said, ‘Phil, turn around.’ So he turned around and I could tell he was -- visually -- very upset. And he said, ‘I have never owned a Confederate flag.’ He said, ‘This is what upsets me.’ He said, "'Redneck' is a term of endearment around here. And attaching that to a Confederate flag is offensive to me ...That Confederate flag is not what we stand for.’"
Have any of us even thought to ask this?
Second, there is not nearly enough information here. What TV news program? What school was having Redneck Day and why would Phil's picture be shown?
Have any of us even thought to ask this?
Third, there are three places in those paragraphs where ellipses (these: ...) have replaced words. What was left out of the report? Why was it left out?
Have any of us even thought to ask this?
Maybe Phil has never owned a flag, but I can't believe he would find it offensive; he went to North Caddo High School, mascot: the Rebels. His three oldest sons attended West Monroe High School, mascot, the Rebels. The Confederate flag used to be an official symbol for WMHS; it was depicted on the water tower near the school. It may not be an official school symbol any more, but it is nevertheless very much in evidence at ballgames and such. It certainly isn't banned.
The hedonistic left just attempted to ruin Phil and his very, very successful TV program -- and "rednecks" from far and wide, shall we say, convinced A&E it would be a bad idea to jettison the program.
There are people who are NOT happy to find out the conservative right, the ordinary folks, the rednecks, have so much power. They are trying to erode Phil's support, and tick off his supporters.
There is enough not known about this and there are many questions about the way it was reported that make me take it with a huge grain of salt. Until and unless I find out otherwise, I'm going to take this as some loony leftwing attempt at payback.
Aren't we the ones who don't believe the lyin' news media? Then why are we swallowing this? Can any of you verify Michael Hunt's veracity? Have any of you even HEARD of him before this flippin' report came out?
If you want to go off half-cocked and believe the hedonistic lefties who hate you AND your flag, and who are proven liars, without even TRYING to verify the story ... well, go ahead. But this kind of emotion-trumps-cognition approach is why we are making zero headway on preserving our heritage. So while you were pissed off at Phil without even verifying that he actually said it, another piece of your heritage got erased somewhere.