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Monday, August 3, 2015

Political Satire And Ghouls

One of my recent Facebook finds:


This may or may not be satire: D.C. Residents Say Take Down Jefferson Memorial, Rename Washington, D.C.

Clearly, this is not satire (dated July 22, 2015):
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District.

The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader.

“If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on Religion and Racism. “We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and dig him up.”...

54 comments:

  1. I love that picture!

    The Cray-cray's are on the march...

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    1. HRH, Victoria Regina said

      "We are not amused."

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  2. It's a shame that racism will be eliminated well before Dylann Roof gets to trial.

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  3. "Snark" is the new "Satire". Who knew?

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  4. If you were to ask me, I'd say it's all "boojum"!

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  5. Sorry, Lyin, but as keep saying, WE REMOVE IRRELEVANT REMARKS, especially when they are vituperative.

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    1. AFT,
      Not necessarily. It's an adminstrative decision, and you are not admin.

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    2. Busted for impersonating the Internet Police!

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    3. No, AOW, and no, Ida, old girl, he she, or it is an unfunny Smart Alec trying to mock your erudite friend and compatriot FT.

      ---- The Secret Sharer

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  6. Finally, we're speaking the truth about "Southern culture".

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    1. Said the lily white man from the lily white northeast.

      We're integrated down here, unlike you snobby northerners. What's your percentage of minorities up there?

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    2. That it's now jumped the shark from tragedy to farce? As the sage from Alaska would say, "You betcha!"

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    3. Go stuff it, Hootie!

      Social programs are what make Massachusetts great. You hicks should get over your irrational aversion to communism and try helping out the poor for a change.

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    4. You mean, like they do in Venezuela? I can hardly wait!

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    5. "get over your irrational aversion to communism and try helping out the poor for a change."

      Yeah, that sure worked well in Eastern Europe, didn't it !

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    6. Speedy G,

      No! Like in enlightened places such as Germany or Massachusetts, weisenheimer!

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    7. The poor half of Germany dumped "communism" over 30 years ago, DUMMKOPF!

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    8. Both halves of Germany now enjoy an enlightened form of Democratic Socialism, Mr. Huffypants!

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    9. @Red Blob,

      Well, "communism" was/is your term. Do you now recant that or do you have any idea of what you are talking about?

      ".Mr.Huffypants", at least you make me laugh! Are you a friend of Ducky's?

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    10. @ Blobster - Communism has been successfully applied in Massachusetts. Who knew? Musta been during the Romney Administration.

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    11. Geez. It's like tryin' to talk a crowd of drunk Micks into goin' home.

      People's fear of communism makes them incapable of even looking at German-style social democracy.

      See my point? It's the same one my fellow Bostonian Here's Ducky continually makes. Geez.

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    12. @ Red Blabber,

      "Geez. It's like tryin' to talk a crowd of drunk Micks into goin' home."

      Thanks for the Monday Comic Relief! Please come back more often.

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    13. Canardo wouldn't be able to recognize the TRUTH if it bit his leg off.

      Red Diaper babies like Canardo have been conditioned from birth to SHUN the TRUTH as though it were The Black Death.

      The Truth is to Canardo what Garlic, Silver Bullets and the Crucifix are to a Vampire.

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    14. Fear of communism? I call it the certain knowledge of bankruptcy.

      ps - Unlike the US, Germans don't "cotton" too well with letting illegals over-run their cities.

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    15. Titan,
      Coming soon all the way across America, I'm sure.

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    16. FT,
      Duck will never change. He is consistent that way.

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  7. While we are at it let's take a wrecking ball to Mount Vernon and the Washington Monument then rename the Capital Obama DC!

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    1. D.C will hence forth be known as D.N.


      District of Niggerhea

      The country should be renamed

      Niggerica

      American streets scenes will henceforth be referred to as

      Niggerama


      ... An Equal Opportunity Offender

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    2. ^^There must be a Democrat in the room^^

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    3. Professor Maxine Beardella, PhDAugust 3, 2015 at 5:19:00 PM EDT

      Oh, Dear! This is the virulent racism we have always known lies just beneath the surface.

      Will the weblog owner allow this hideous post to stand?

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    4. There is no such thing as a right not to be offended.

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    5. "If you're not offended, @#$% you!" - Beamishism #7,358 (collect them all!)

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  8. Sort of like the Taliban destroying anything they don't approve of...way to go, America haters, because that's what they are; unrealistic people who don't quite yet understand that history IS history and we've come a long way and monuments or flags don't make anybody racist.

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    1. Not exactly, unless they are being actively worshipped there is no censure of statuary.
      They just destroy out of an irrational impulse.

      The experience of minorities in America is quite a different matter.
      Their rage is at symbols of their oppression and isn't blind as Isis.

      Is there a park near you, z?
      Maybe they'll erect a statue to The Young Turks and let you pass it every day.

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    2. of course they're aiming at censuring statuary....read the news.

      You do know that many Blacks have no problem with the Conf flag, for example? Ever ask yourself what kind DO?

      Young TUrks don't represent our past in America....I'm AMERICAN more than I am Armenian.

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    3. Duck,
      Their rage is at symbols of their oppression

      It's manufactured rage at this point.

      Very few groups in America don't have "a history of oppression" and/or a history of family feuding (Hatfields and McCoys)..

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    4. Duck,
      Not exactly, unless they are being actively worshipped there is no censure of statuary.
      They just destroy out of an irrational impulse.


      1. Those ancient ruins and relics recently destroyed were not being worshiped.

      2. Not irrational impulse, but rather the literal interpretation of the Quran.

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  9. Z,
    An apt comparison with the Taliban (and ISIS, as well).

    I agree with your statement about history, too.

    Yes, we have come a long way. Are we going backwards now? Some studies show that we have regressed with regard to race relations. **sigh**

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    1. AOW, thanks...it is apt and very sad, isn't it.

      "Some studies"....all one has to do is watch the news.....at least watch FOX because it deals with it. CNN's busy with the flight piece found on Reunion and MSNBC's grilling Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the difference between socialists and Democrats...she still hasn't answered :-)

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    2. and this racial division was SO much better for the years before Obama and Holder. What kind of president picks two Blacks for Attorney General, as if only Blacks need apply, anyway? Does ANYBODY NOTICE? Republicans pick the BEST PERSON...Obama picks Black Americans...which would be GREAT if they were pro ALL AMericans...
      Yes, we have regressed in race relations...thanks to this administration.. They've got people up to a fever pitch against the police and the police are scared to death to push anything...did you SEE the horrid murder rates just this last weekend?

      Did you know Baltimore alone had 45 murders in JULY! Up a HUGE percentage? People in NYC are moaning for Guiliani again...they LIKED feeling safe.
      what a nightmare Obama's created. Thanks to Holder, in my opinion.

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    3. AOW, thanks...it is apt and very sad, isn't it.

      "Some studies"....all one has to do is watch the news.....at least watch FOX because it deals with it. CNN's busy with the flight piece found on Reunion and MSNBC's grilling Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the difference between socialists and Democrats...she still hasn't answered :-)

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    4. Z,
      we have regressed in race relations...thanks to this administration.. They've got people up to a fever pitch against the police and the police are scared to death to push anything...did you SEE the horrid murder rates just this last weekend?

      Yes, it's a fever pitch now. The police are overwhelmed. I know of one specific instance indicating a no-go-area-for-any-but-blacks right here in the D.C. area. I wish that I could tell the whole story about something that happened to friends visiting here last Saturday. Alas! I don't have permission to publish information about what transpired. At least my friends got out alive!

      As for Baltimore, I have several acquaintances who will not go there for summer vacation this year. So I learned at my community swimming pool just yesterday.

      Recently, there was a big numismatic convention in one of the high-end hotels in Baltimore. At least two robberies that I know of. Major robberies at gunpoint. There was no such problem there at last year's convention. The word is already out among coin dealers: "Don't go to Baltimore."

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    5. Z,
      grilling Debbie Wasserman Schultz for the difference between socialists and Democrats...she still hasn't answered :-)

      Because she can't answer -- or won't answer?

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  10. Only one thing to say this, and etiquette prevents me from saying it aloud.

    Alas! We must use code:

    ESS––AITCH––EYE––TEA!

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  11. The renaming mania is ongoing.

    For example, there is this in Fairfax County, Virginia....Name change proposed for Stuart HS.

    Excerpt:

    The Fairfax County school board is expected to consider a proposal to change the name of JEB Stuart High School, as a growing number of students and alumni oppose having a school named for a Confederate general.

    School renaming proposals throughout the county are gaining momentum in the wake of the recent murders in an African American church in South Carolina by an avowed racist who identified with the Confederacy. That shooting led to the efforts to remove the Confederate flag from Southern state capitols and license plates.

    [...]

    An online petition by Stuart Alumni for Change to rename Stuart has so far gotten 1,120 signatures.

    According to the petition, “The students that walk the hallowed halls of our school in 2015 are a more diverse group than ever, and they deserve a school name that represents something more germane to where we are today, not represented by Confederate history that was recycled in the 1950s for a hateful purpose: to hurt and shame black youth that were, by court order, integrated into our county’s white school system.”

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    Others have raised objections that renaming Stuart would lead to proposals to rename everything else named for a Confederate or slave owner – such as Thomas Jefferson High School, Madison High School, and even Lee Highway....


    Are similar things going on elsewhere?

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  12. Maybe we should stop celebrating St. Paddy's. The Irish were oppressed.

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    1. I had a friend, another seargent, and we had to attend mandatory race relations class. He pointed out that he was black Irish and recounted all the discrimination they suffered.

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    2. Ed,
      Every group and subgroup has grievances -- justified and unjustified.

      People need to get over themselves!

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    1. Kid,
      Facebook is often light-weight. But some of my politically-inclined friends there post some excellent graphics that I don't see elsewhere.

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