Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I do not wish I was in Dixie. Not now.

Image result for stone mountain confederate flag imagesDon't you just love some of my white friends in the South?

Now comes the following from the great state of Alabama:

"Alabama is currently celebrating Confederate Heritage Month with a state-wide holiday and a series of public events aimed at remembering and honoring those who fought on the side of southern, slave-owning states during the Civil War. At one such event this week, organized by the Ladies’ Memorial Association, Alabama’s Secretary of State John Merrill lamented recent calls to remove Confederate symbols from government buildings.

“The next question that has to be asked is so what’s the next thing you are going to do,” he asked, “are you going to take a bulldozer to the monument and forget what people fought for to preserve a way of life that makes us special and unique?”

Civil rights groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, slammed the remark as “shameful.” But in a follow-up conversation with ThinkProgress, Merrill explained that the “way of life” he celebrates is based on Confederate soldiers’ independent spirit, not their advocacy for slavery.

When we have things happen in our state, we don’t rely on the federal government to come take care of us,” he said. “We take care of ourselves. For example, after the tornadoes in 2011, or after the massive flooding we had. That’s who we are. That’s who these people were. I’m proud of that.”
Alabama, however, is the ninth most reliant on federal aid out of the 50 states, taking far more in aid than the state pays back in taxes. As for the 2011 tornado damage Merrill mentioned, an auditor recently found that the state improperly received about $1.2 million in federal aid that it now must pay back. Antebellum Alabama’s “self-reliance,” meanwhile, depended from its founding on the unpaid labor of hundreds of thousands of slaves.

Merrill explained to ThinkProgress that he wanted to participate in a “celebration of the heritage of the south” because he believes young people need to “to be respectful of those historical traits we hold dear.” Those traits, he emphasized, are “not related to race, divisiveness, or a heritage of fighting.” Rather, they are “pride in our work and in our communities.”

He repeatedly assured ThinkProgress that he personally has no racial biases, noting that he owns a signed photo of Alabama civil rights icon John Lewis, and touting the diversity in his agency.
“We’ve got two African Americans that work in the lobby area of our office here,” he said. “None of them are working here because they’re black, but because they’re highly-qualified, trained professionals. I judge people by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.” [Source]

Wait....let me stop this right here. Did he really say  "We've got two African Americans that work in the lobby"? What do they do? Give directions to the offices? As the old church folks like to say: "Jesus take the wheel."

Think about that for a minute. One of the states in this great union is celebrating Confederate Heritage Month. Imagine if you will a Nazi History Month being celebrated in Germany. That is a fitting analogy to what is being done in Alabama.

Look, we get it, this is America, and you rejects from the 19th Century should be free to let your flag fly on your own personal property and for whatever protest you want to launch. But when you declare such a month as an official month of a state that has a huge population of African Americans ---many of whom had ancestors who were slaves--- it sends a chilling and shameful message.

Finally, did you hear the one about the GOP fundraiser who was busted for allegedly running a meth lab out of her home?

I am serious. You can't make this stuff up.

"A fundraiser for Arizona Republican Senator John McCain was arrested along with her boyfriend Tuesday in a major drug sting.

Emily Pitha, who also worked for former Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl, is accused of running a meth lab and a drug shipping operation out of her Phoenix home. Police were tipped off when a package containing a large quantity of ecstasy was shipped to her home from the Netherlands. Pitha and her boyfriend were arrested after he signed for the package." [Source]

If I were Emily I would have saved all that meth for the  republican convention in Cleveland.
Just a hunch, but I suspect that they will be wanting a lot of drugs to get through all the festivities.


*Pic from onlineathens.com













75 comments:

The Ministry of Truth said...

"Merrill explained to ThinkProgress that he wanted to participate in a 'celebration of the heritage of the south' because he believes young people need 'to be respectful of those historical traits we hold dear.' Those traits, he emphasized, are 'not related to race, divisiveness, or a heritage of fighting.' Rather, they are 'pride in our work and in our communities.'”

Wow, really? So he thinks the Civil War was fought over "pride in our work and in our communities”? This guy needs remedial history class, pronto!

And this isn't racist because two black dudes work in the lobby?!!

Damn, this is what I mean when I say that Southern politics is crazy. Just delusional, irrational, totally detached from reality.

Anonymous said...

No one cares who you call racist anymore. That shit's played out.

A new America is rising. Get on board now, and you just might be able to get a job in the lobby. Or the janitor's closet. =D


TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cuyahoga Carl said...

They lost the Civil War, have been treated like shit for 150 years, and are constantly demeaned in mainstream culture. Can't they have a shred of pride in their heritage? How does it hurt you if they are allowed to keep their symbols and their sense of tradition?

You constantly complain of being oppressed, but you are The Man. Let people be.

Anonymous said...

“Conservatism starts from the sentiment that good things are easily destroyed but not easily created.”

Roger Scruton

Hitler was a socialist said...

People in Che Guevera and Mumia t-shirts waving hammer and sickle flags screaming about the stars n' bars at a barbecue. Hmmm.

Now of course you can turn this around and ask, well, if reaction was discredited by Hitler and Bull Connor, by race hatred and Jew hatred, why wasn’t left-wing radicalism discredited by Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot? If this is all about moral credibility and the company you keep, why did so many prominent historians and literary critics get to keep on calling themselves Marxists after every Marxist-Leninist regime committed mass murder on an epic scale? Why are Kipling’s politics or Eliot’s or Pound’s or even Heidegger’s considered so much more “problematic” and all-discrediting than the Stalinist strain in so much left-wing historiography and philosophy and criticism and art?

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/douthat/2016/04/26/why-is-reaction-taboo/

The Ministry of Truth said...

Just as Tamir Rice's family are receiving a cash settlement for their son's shooting, Baltimore police have shot another kid with a toy gun (which admittedly does look exactly like a Beretta semi). Fortunately, he was not killed.

As always, this is why I think open-carry laws are incredibly dumb. Cops (and civilians, for that matter) cannot handle kids open-carrying toy guns. How is it supposed to work with adults open-carrying real guns?

Anonymous said...

Modernity is the real war on women.

PilotX said...

Dude, it's Alabama. The gop keeps shooting itself in the foot. All it would take is about 10% or so of the blah vote to start swinging national elections in favor of the Repubs but they would rather hold on to old racist memes. How awesome would it be for every Republican governor and legislator to come out and say what Nikki Haley did (albeit only after a tragedy) but still. They could go a long way by just doing what is right in the 21st century instead of clinging to old relics of division. One day they'll get it.

The Ministry of Truth said...

"Now of course you can turn this around and ask, well, if reaction was discredited by Hitler and Bull Connor, by race hatred and Jew hatred, why wasn’t left-wing radicalism discredited by Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot?"

Because Marxism is only an economic system. No part of the actual economics demands gulags or killing fields. I say this as someone who thinks socialist economic systems should be rejected because they just don't work very well, not because some of the people who tried to impose such systems happened to be violent nutjobs.

Far-right ideology, on the other hand, is all about oppressing and exterminating "undesirables." That is what the belief system is, at its core. It's not possible to implement it in a "nice way." The beliefs themselves are evil, and anyone who wants to implement them is guaranteed to be a violent nutjob.

Ross Douthat is a dunce, as is David Brooks. The NYT only keeps both of them around for "balance," but neither ever has anything interesting to say.

Anonymous said...

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them".

Chilling quote from Ray Bradbury. As scary now as it was 30 years ago when I first read it. How do you truly destroy a people's way of life? Denigrate their ancestors, tell them to hate the blood that came before them. Make it shameful to even acknowledge their past. Always highlight every negative aspect from the past possible.

Since recorded human history it has been known that humans are tribalistic. No matter how many times the President tells Germans and the rest of Europe it is a "False Comfort" to embrace like minded, culturally similar countrymen, it doesn't change human instinct.

-Arthur in Cali

Hate Fact™ said...

The Field Negro tells us, accusingly, that "Alabama, however, is the ninth most reliant on federal aid out of the 50 states"

From your link, the nine states most reliant on federal aid are:
1. Mississippi
2. Louisiana
3. Tennessee
4. South Dakota
5. Missouri
6. Montana
7. Georgia
8. New Mexico
9. Alabama

Yep, there it is, Alabama. Number 9 on the list of shame.

Why might that be? Well, five of those nine are among the ten states with the highest percentage African American population:
1 Mississippi 37.30%
2 Louisiana 32.4%
3 Georgia 31.4%

4 Maryland 30.1%
5 South Carolina 28.48%
6 Alabama 26.38%
7 North Carolina 21.60%
8 Delaware 20.95%
9 Virginia 19.91%
10 Tennessee 16.78%

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_African-American_population

That leaves New Mexico, South Dakota, Montana and Missouri. Three out of these four are among the four states with the highest percentage Native American population:

1 New Mexico 9.4%
2 South Dakota 8.8%

3 Oklahoma 8.6%
4 Montana 6.3%

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_Americans_in_the_United_States

Missouri I can't explain, as it is #19 on the African American list and doesn't have hardly any Indians. There was a multi-billion dollar bridge being built at St. Louis with federal dollars in 2012 (the year of your data), so maybe that moved them up in the gravy train rankings. In any event, it's a racial outlier on your list.

So you see, Mr. Negro, that the reason a particular state might be taking far more in aid than that state pays back in taxes is largely due to the cost of supporting large black populations that receive welfare benefits at twice the rate of the rest of the population or the presence of Indian reservations that are supported by the federal government.

Hitler was a socialist said...

The Ministry of Truth said...
Because Marxism is only an economic system. No part of the actual economics demands gulags or killing fields

But somehow, it always does. Over 100 million killed in the 20th century - now that's results.

Far-right ideology, on the other hand, is all about oppressing and exterminating "undesirables."

The only people I hear today advocating oppressing and exterminating "undesirables" are all on the Left, and you don't have to go very far Left to hear it.

The Shadow Knows... said...


"[All the states that fought for the Union]...[are] currently celebrating [Union] Heritage Month with...holiday[s] and a series of public events [marking the Union's victory over the Confederate states and] aimed at remembering and honoring those who fought on the side of [the North], [and against] slave-owning states during the Civil War."

The Shadow Knows... said...

"Nationally, most of the people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are white. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/28/food-stamp-demographics_n_6771938.html

Hate Fact™ said...

The Shadow Knows... said...
"Nationally, most of the people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program are white. According to 2013 data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers the program, 40.2 percent of SNAP recipients are white, 25.7 percent are black, 10.3 percent are Hispanic, 2.1 percent are Asian and 1.2 percent are Native American."

40.2 percent are white, and 25.7 percent are black.

There are six times as many whites as blacks in America. If each group received SNAP benefits at the same rate, 80 percent would be white and 13 percent would be black. By your numbers, whites are half as likely as they should be to receive these benefits and blacks are twice as likely as they should be.

The Shadow doesn't know math.

The Ministry of Truth said...

"But somehow, it always does. Over 100 million killed in the 20th century - now that's results."

Except nothing like that happened. The numbers of people intentionally killed by Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot put together don't add up to anything like the fantastical numbers that appear in wingnut propaganda. They were bad guys, but they weren't quite that productive as murderers.

The vast majority of the people who have died as a result of the governance of bad communist regimes did so as a result of things like disease and starvation -- and that's tallying things up over many, many years. Because, again, bad economic system.

By contrast, Hitler exterminated 11 million in his death camps alone, in just a few years. Imagine the body count of a "successful" Nazi regime, spanning multiple decades. I bet they could really have run up the score.

These two things are not really the same, no matter how much you pretend they are.

Anonymous said...

Damn, there are a lot of dumbass white people on this blog.

dinthebeast said...

OK, one more time with feeling: slavery is bad. Wrong, even. My family is all from the south, and repudiating the confederacy doesn't hurt me one bit. It's the right thing to do. Holding on to hideous crimes against humanity because they happened locally is dumb.

And whoa, a Republican fundraiser with a meth lab? That gives a bad name to meth makers everywhere.

-Doug in Oakland

PilotX said...

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/read-horrifyingly-racist-texts-sent-san-francisco-police-officer-fellow-officers-1

PilotX said...

*OK, one more time with feeling: slavery is bad. Wrong, even. My family is all from the south, and repudiating the confederacy doesn't hurt me one bit. It's the right thing to do. Holding on to hideous crimes against humanity because they happened locally is dumb.*

Clap!

the GOP said...

"Why might that be? Well, five of those nine are among the ten states with the highest percentage African American population"

Or it could be that until recently 8 of the 9 had Republican governors. Interesting fact.

The Shadow Knows... said...

"There are six times as many whites as blacks in America. If each group received SNAP benefits at the same rate, 80 percent would be white and 13 percent would be black. By your numbers, whites are half as likely as they should be to receive these benefits and blacks are twice as likely as they should be."

You start your counterargument, not surprisingly, by attributing the "numbers" to me. These aren't my numbers.

Secondly, you can reference likelihoods to your heart's content, but likelihoods don't change the facts that of the 45.8 million receiving SNAP 40.2 % are white.

That's a sizable number considering that whites spend a great deal of their time denigrating blacks and other racial groups for their work ethic.

Even those with a racial edge (whites) are receiving government aid. No white should be receiving SNAP. I would expect that those without that racial edge would be doing a great deal worse, yet whites are receiving almost half of the aid, and yet, they're the ones who complain the loudest about non-white recipients.

Robert said...

LOL at people with their pretentious usernames. Fuck you guys.

The Purple Cow said...

Neither Stalin, Mao or Pol Pot were Marxists.

Anonymous said...

What were they then, Miss Thang?

anotherbozo said...

So I thought, "If they want to celebrate Alabama "self-reliance" and pride, why not use the state flag?" Then I saw what the Alabama flag looks like. Same big X that's on the confederate flag, just red instead of blue.

Scrap the whole deal. What a national embarrassment. OTOH, it's like a cancer giving you pain. A reminder that the Big Problem hasn't gone away, and won't any time soon.

Hate Fact™ said...

The Shadow Knows... said...
"There are six times as many whites as blacks in America. If each group received SNAP benefits at the same rate, 80 percent would be white and 13 percent would be black. By your numbers, whites are half as likely as they should be to receive these benefits and blacks are twice as likely as they should be."

You start your counterargument, not surprisingly, by attributing the "numbers" to me. These aren't my numbers.

Secondly, you can reference likelihoods to your heart's content, but likelihoods don't change the facts that of the 45.8 million receiving SNAP 40.2 % are white.
-------------------------------------------------

You cited the numbers, I accepted them as valid and proceeded from there.

And "likelihoods" certainly do matter, if you trying to say something about a particular group of people.

What is it with you people and statistics? There are some smart people around here, people with law degrees and accomplished careers who can write well, dissect arguments and express themselves intelligently, yet cannot (or will not) understand some basic statistical ideas.

SNAP is just one government benefit. When you look at all of the benefits considered "welfare", the number of whites and blacks receiving them are about equal. But there are six times as many whites as blacks in America. This means on average, blacks are much more likely to be receiving federal funds and not paying taxes than are whites.. Therefore, there is a high "likelihood" that the higher the percentage black population of a state, the overall higher percentage of non-tax paying, benefit receiving individuals there will be, and the higher up that state will be on the list Field referenced.

There are a lot of other factors but this particular correlation is fairly strong.

Field cited the fact that Alabama was the ninth most reliant on federal aid to insinuate that the people waving Confederate flags had no right to feel any pride in being independent, hard-working folk who deserved to have any self-respect. Whether or not the working class rednecks of Alabama have any right not to loathe themselves and their heritage is a separate issue, but that's not really what that list shows at all. Citing propaganda organizations like Think Progress is a sure way to get yourself sideways with the truth.

Django Unbrained said...

PilotX applauded...
*OK, one more time with feeling: slavery is bad. Wrong, even. My family is all from the south, and repudiating the confederacy doesn't hurt me one bit. It's the right thing to do. Holding on to hideous crimes against humanity because they happened locally is dumb.*

Who exactly is holding on to slavery?

Anonymous said...


Field cited the fact that Alabama was the ninth most reliant on federal aid to insinuate that the people waving Confederate flags had no right to feel any pride in being independent, hard-working folk who deserved to have any self-respect
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Not really. Straw man. Is it possible to be proud of your hard working independence without using a symbol that is regarded as offensive and hateful? I think it is.

Boss Hog said...

Who exactly is holding on to slavery?
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Those who celebrate confederate history month? We can start there.

Anonymous said...

"What is it with you people and statistics?"

It is peculiar that there are people who don't understand percentages vs absolute numbers. The murder stats are probably the egregious example (7:1? 8:1? something like that).

To me, it's still unclear whether the difference is nature or nurture, but it's safest to steer clear of potential criminal behavior in any case. No doubt, you'll see a strong push over time for the DOJ to either remove breakdowns of crime by race (being an artificial construct and all) or to conflate the Hispanic and Euro Americans into a single group.

Anonymous said...

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/04/27/oklahoma-deputy-who-killed-suspect-found-guilty-of-manslaughter/21352234/?cps=gravity_3134_-6902803468603186500

Send this a-hole to jail! About time.

Anonymous said...

"Responsibility" is a word that does not exist in black people's limited vocabulary or brains.

Shiny Clover said...

Seriously, what is it with blacks and their sense of entitlement? I just don't get it.

The Fixer ™ said...

"Responsibility" is a word that does not exist in white people's limited vocabulary or brains.

There

The Fixer ™ said...

Seriously, what is it with whites and their sense of entitlement? I just don't get it.

There.

White male affirmative action Jackson said...

But seriously, what is it with white guys and their weird fascination with civil wars?

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/oath-keepers-website-warns-clinton-victory-could-lead-outright-civil-war

Anonymous said...

I see nothing wrong with an official holiday honoring our war dead, our soldiers who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War. If you do and it offends you, who the hell cares? Grow up, Field.

OptimusPrimeX said...

More proof that President Obama, statistically and objectively speaking, may be the greatest US president in modern history, including Reagan - as of 2 years ago, by every comparative measure available, based on experts.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2014/09/18/the-obama-economy-vs-the-reagan-economy-its-literally-no-contest/2/#6bddec44df0a

But here's the stat that should make every Republican give money to President Obama.

BHO holds the record, by far, for consecutive months of Private Sector Job Growth. 73 consecutive months; 14.4M jobs plus healthcare for all.

Mark my words, Trump will be greatest national disaster this economy has ever seen - who goes bankrupt multiple times, while owning casinos, 1 hour away from the largest city in the US? What type of idiot hires that guy to run a lemonade stand?

Incompetence + Ignorance + Bigotry is a nuclear bomb.

PilotX said...

I care.

field negro said...

Someone pass the offering plate for Optimus.He is preaching up in here.:)

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President Downgrade said...

OptimusPrimeX said...
Incompetence + Ignorance + Bigotry is a nuclear bomb.

If that's true, Obama is the biggest nuclear bomb to ever walk into the White House.

The Obama economy is a disaster. He has eliminated high paying energy jobs and replaced them with minimum wage jobs for illegal immigrants. The Fed is waiting until after the election to raise interest rates - guess what happens to the stock market then. He is forcing banks to once again make loans to unqualified people based on the color of their skin - here comes Financial Crisis II. Obamacare finally gets implemented next year and millions of people are going to lose their health coverage or pay twice as much for half the benefits.

The. Worst. President. Ever.

Ace Freely said...

The economy grew at 0.5% in the first quarter of 2016:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-28/u-s-economy-grew-in-first-quarter-at-slowest-pace-in-two-years

Obama now belongs to a very exclusive club: he is the only president in history, since we've been measuring economic growth, to not see a single year of 3% growth. Three percent would be just better than the rate of population expansion, so on a per capita basis, we are going backwards.

The rate of real economic growth is the single greatest determinate of both America’s strength as a nation and the well-being of the American people.

Ronald Reagan brought forth an annual real GDP growth of 3.5%.

Barack Obama will be lucky to average a 1.55% GDP growth rate.

This despite historically low oil prices which are providing a massive stimulus to the economy.

All hail King Obama, first of his name, the FOTUS -- Failure of the United States

The Shadow Knows... said...

"SNAP is just one government benefit. When you look at all of the benefits considered "welfare", the number of whites and blacks receiving them are about equal."

Given whites numerical superiority and perceived racial superiority, I reiterate: No whites should be on "welfare." That there are whites on welfare is a national disgrace.

The Ministry of Truth said...

"The Obama economy is a disaster. He has eliminated high paying energy jobs and replaced them with minimum wage jobs for illegal immigrants. The Fed is waiting until after the election to raise interest rates - guess what happens to the stock market then. He is forcing banks to once again make loans to unqualified people based on the color of their skin - here comes Financial Crisis II. Obamacare finally gets implemented next year and millions of people are going to lose their health coverage or pay twice as much for half the benefits."

Boy oh boy, what a tsunami of right-wing lies.

Those energy jobs have fallen off mostly because a) nobody wants to buy filthy coal anymore, and b) OPEC is flooding the market with petroleum. Obama has nothing to do with either cause.

Obama does not control the Fed, and interest rates will need to be raised at some point as the economy improves. That's how the Fed works. And your "holding off until after the election" assertion is paranoid bullshit.

FHA and similar housing assistance had virtually no part to play in the housing meltdown. The "unqualified" people who received liar loans got them because of conventional free-market greed. In short, MORE government action would have prevented the meltdown.

Obamacare IS implemented and has been an near-absolute success. Many more people are covered with insurance, cost increases have been blunted, and all of the Republican scare scenarios about massive policy cancellations or job losses failed to materialize.

You are living in a ridiculous wingnut-propaganda-created fantasyland.

Justice Network said...

I support the LAST flag of the Confederacy: The White Flag of SURRENDER!

Was the Civil War About Slavery? YES!
https://youtu.be/pcy7qV-BGF4

PilotX said...

Ace and Downgrade, are you really worse off now than you were 8 years ago? I can attest that the airline industry I currently haunt is doing much better now than it was during the Bush years. How do you guys compare. Oh yeah, to boot many airline pilots have signed generous contracts as opposed to taking cuts and furloughs 8 years ago.

President Downgrade said...

The Ministry of Dumbassery said...

"Those energy jobs have fallen off mostly because a) nobody wants to buy filthy coal anymore, and b) OPEC is flooding the market with petroleum. Obama has nothing to do with either cause."

a. Using the EPA to shut down dozens of coal plants will do that.
b. Lower oil prices are a boon to everyone except the oil industry. Energy jobs are not just the oil industry, and Obama has blocked hundreds of thousands of high paying jobs during his tenure, while importing tens of millions of third world immigrants to take even the shitty jobs away from Americans.

"Obama does not control the Fed, and interest rates will need to be raised at some point as the economy improves. That's how the Fed works. And your "holding off until after the election" assertion is paranoid bullshit."

Obama appointed the Fed Chair, who is a committed democrat who takes orders from the same people he does. The Fed wanted to raise rates this year, but we all saw what happened after the tiny bump in January, so they backed off. A recession kills Hillary's chances to be President, therefore they won't try again until after the election. Watch and learn you clueless son of a bitch.

"FHA and similar housing assistance had virtually no part to play in the housing meltdown. The "unqualified" people who received liar loans got them because of conventional free-market greed. In short, MORE government action would have prevented the meltdown."

Idiocy. Plenty of greedy lenders made money off those loans, because the government forced them too or be fined and then guaranteed them against having to eat the inevitable defaults. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were democrat slush funds that directly caused the financial crisis.

Obamacare IS implemented and has been an near-absolute success. Many more people are covered with insurance, cost increases have been blunted, and all of the Republican scare scenarios about massive policy cancellations or job losses failed to materialize.

Wrong on every count. The Obama administration suspended the implementation of the so-called individual mandate for millions of Americans requiring them to purchase health insurance or pay a penalty until after the 2016 election. Not only that, but they have delayed the publishing of insurance rates until the second week of November, or just after the election.

Not only are you an incredibly naive and brainwashed consumer of government misinformation, you spend your days on the internet repeating these lies on your own dime. You are truly one sorry-assed motherfucker.

President Downgrade said...

PilotX said...
Ace and Downgrade, are you really worse off now than you were 8 years ago? I can attest that the airline industry I currently haunt is doing much better now than it was during the Bush years

Everyone should be much better off than we were eight years ago. But since we have had one of the weakest 8 year periods of growth in American history, most people are not.

Obama had an easy task to look good after taking over at an economic low point, but even with that low bar he couldn't leave things alone enough to let the economy recover.

The airline industry is doing well because fuel prices are 1/3 what they were because of fracking and the Saudi's response to the US oil boom.

Furry Lives Matter said...

Man, 25, wearing animal outfit shot by police outside Baltimore TV station:

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-bomb-threat-20160428-story.html

Anonymous said...

If it wasn't a stars 'n bars, it would just be something else. Since the South has been full bore identity politics, a quite natural thing, it seems reasonable there would be some sort of banner involved.

If Team Caucasian had some sort of regional flag that looked like a Union Jack, Team B would just raise a giant fuss about that.

field negro said...

Poor Ace and his delusional wingnut friends spend all their days watching FOX VIEWS and reading right wing blogs, and now they can't even look at FACtS objectively.

It's really rather sad.

O is probably the best president in their lifetime, but because they are blinded by racial and ideological hatred they will never see it.

That man saved this country from disaster after W and his neo-con buddies took us to the brink of a depression.

But I suspect that you all knew that. Not even you wingnuts can be that stupid.

Wait....I take that back.

James Bold said...

"Is it possible to be proud of your hard working independence without using a symbol that is regarded as offensive and hateful?"

Passive voice.  Who regards it as hateful and offensive?  Why, the people who hate that tradition of independence and hard work.

"here comes Financial Crisis II."

You mean Minority Mortgage Meltdown II (h/t Steve Sailer).

"Given whites numerical superiority and perceived racial superiority, I reiterate: No whites should be on "welfare." That there are whites on welfare is a national disgrace."

Black Entitlement On Display:  he thinks ALL Whites should be paying taxes to support useless Blacks, instead of sparing some help for their own.

"The "unqualified" people who received liar loans got them because of conventional free-market greed."

The people who got liar loans got them because banksters who would make loans to "underserved" minorities were favored by the government, not investigated for "redlining" and allowed to buy out banks run by RESPONSIBLE people.  Oops, there we go again, talking about "responsibility".  It's a null concept to the African.

"O is probably the best president in their lifetime"

I'll go with the guy who gave us the term "military-industrial complex" as the best by far, with the much-maligned guy named after a car as runner-up.

Not that you have a clue who I'm talking about.

Yisheng said...

I'm with you Field and PX, the country is FAR better off now!

Just imagine how much better it would be if Rethugs hadn't played racial politics! Ironically it's their poor and/or uneducated wypipo constituents that are far worse off thanks to THEM!!

The Shadow Knows... said...

Every white on welfare is a discredit to his or her race, as it puts the lie to whites' supposed racial superiority.

How can racists ever lay claim to racial superiority when so many of them suck up as much welfare as other races, and in some cases distancing other racial groups in this category.

Whites on welfare are a national disgrace!

And just to think, my inferior black tax dollars are also used to support this national disgrace.

Livin' in the BRA said...

No one here is pushing racial supremacy (except perhaps Yisheng): Whites just are sick and tired of subsidizing negroes and getting shafted by the governmnent.

field negro said...

"Subsidizing negroes"? You clearly have not seen how much taxes I pay.

I suspect that this Negro is doing some "subsidizing" of his own.

The Shadow Knows... said...

@ Livin' in the BRA: "Whites just are sick and tired of subsidizing negroes and getting shafted by the governmnent."

Hmm, as long as you're "subsidizing" whites, you're alright with subsidizing. How can you possibly subsidize a subset of whites who're making the rest of you look so bad, unless, of course, you're a member of that subset?

As for "no one here pushing racial supremacy," you just did, simply by singling out blacks and not whites when it comes to subsidization.

And, too, how can you be "sick and tired" of "getting shafted by the government." Whites created the government. Blacks had no direct hand in the establishment of it; the government is your white failure.

PilotX said...

Downgrade, I didn't ask about others I asked if YOU are doing better that you were 8 years ago. The airline industry did do welll because of lower oil prices which was one of the selling points of the Iraq war right?

PilotX said...

Really BRA? Yeshing is the only one pushing racial supremacy? Really?

The Shadow Knows... said...

"Whites just are sick and tired of subsidizing negroes and getting shafted by the governmnent."

One last point: I'm "sick and tired of subsidizing [rich whites, such as Mitt Romney, and those of his ilk, and you should be too]."

Super Rich Hide $21 Trillion Offshore, Study Says

"A new report finds that around the world the extremely wealthy have accumulated at least $21 trillion in secretive offshore accounts. That’s a sum equal to the gross domestic products of the United States and Japan added together. The number may sound unbelievable, but the study was conducted by James Henry, former chief economist at the consultancy McKinsey, an expert on tax havens and offshoring. It was commissioned by Tax Justice Network, a British activist group."

http://www.forbes.com/sites/frederickallen/2012/07/23/super-rich-hide-21-trillion-offshore-study-says/#47d8b70573d3

Anonymous said...

"I'm "sick and tired of subsidizing [rich whites, such as Mitt Romney, and those of his ilk, and you should be too]."

Blame Obama.

And most of that "ilk" are jews.

Aardvark said...

Yisheng is the ultimate race supremacist. She is worthless.

The Fixer ™ said...

Aardvark is the ultimate race supremacist. She is worthless.

There

Yīshēng said...

Anonymous Aardvark said...
Yisheng is the ultimate brilliant Black American. She is priceless.

I know daaaaahling!


Jennifer Woodroff said...

Some white folk sure are sensitive. It's like if you look at them funny, they piss their pants, or start singing the Star Spangled Banner. It's both funny ha ha and funny sad to observe their futile gyrations, as the world defies them right to their tatoo-ed, unemployable faces.

Aaaaah! Sweet pathos.

Anonymous said...

perhaps negros should leave the land of dixie if they do not like it. I hear Liberia is a nice place and negros of the US would make it a better place. If you do not like the US then just get out..that is all negros.

Anonymous said...

perhaps negros should leave the land of dixie if they do not like it. I hear Liberia is a nice place and negros of the US would make it a better place. If you do not like the US then just get out..that is all negros.
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Same to ya pal. If you guys don't like America go back to Ireland or Iceland or wherever suits your fancy. If you don't like the US then just get out....that is all white boy.

Anonymous said...

perhaps negros should leave the land of dixie if they do not like it. I hear Liberia is a nice place and negros of the US would make it a better place. If you do not like the US then just get out..that is all negros.
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Also asshole, it is whites who like Trump who are complaining about 'merica and should leave. And for the record folks have no problem with America, the confederate flag represents the forces that fought AGAINST America. You certainly are one dumb mother fucker but we already knew that from your post.

Anonymous said...

what is funny about negros is how the talk and mispronounce certain words. it shows that mentally there is a development problem in their brains. they had the right idea with the cotton plantations of the old south. when gainfully employed they do not cause many problems but when left to think on their own well it a free for all. Liberia was an attempt to show the world that blacks could run a country....what a failed experiment. at least one free loading coon will be taking a walk in november and its about time.

James Bold said...

"the country is FAR better off now!"

Economy collapsing, non-immigrant employment collapsing, murder rates in the Fergusoned cities doubling year-on-year?  You have a mental problem.

"Just imagine how much better it would be if Rethugs hadn't played racial politics!"

Indeed, just imagine what it was like for the poor citizens of the South, subject to tyrannical rule and abuse by the Republicans during Reconstruction:

"During the year 1872, in addition to all this, there came to the knowledge of Congress and of the people of the North the frightful and scandalous corruption corruption. of the "State" governments in the South. It is very difficult to get at distinct and reliable facts upon a subject which officials undertake to cover up and keep shrouded in darkness.

But the record of these doings in South Carolina was something as follows. The House of Representatives, the majority of the members of which were negroes, and the presiding officer of which was the notorious F. J. Moses, spent ninety-five thousand dollars to refurnish its assembly hall, where the aristocrats of South Carolina had never spent over five thousand. Clocks costing six hundred dollars each, sofas two hundred dollars each, chairs at sixty dollars each, desks at a hundred and twenty-five dollars each, mirrors at six hundred dollars each, cuspidors at eight dollars each — such were the items of the bill. In the four years from 1868 to 1872, two hundred thousand dollars were expended for furniture for the legislative chambers alone. Then came the bills of supplies, sundries and incidentals, amounting in one session to three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, one hundred and twenty-five thousand of it for a free restaurant, lunch counter and bar, at which the members and their friends fared most royally, eating, drinking and smoking, and paying not a penny therefor directly, nor indirectly, since many, if not most, of the members of that legislature paid no stiver of the taxes. Then came the printing bills, averaging more than one hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year where ten thousand dollars would have been more than enough to pay every legitimate expense of that kind. Then came the sale of franchises of all kinds, and the pledging of the credit of the " State " in the form of bonds to aid all sorts of enterprises pretended to be set on foot, or promoted as is now said, by combinations of legislators or officials or their friends. In 1868 the " State " debt was about five millions of dollars, with almost enough assets to pay it. In 1872 the assets had disappeared and the debt was more than eighteen millions, and nothing worth mentioning to show for it. And all this when the " State " taxes had been raised from less than a half million of dollars a year on a valuation of over four hundred millions to two millions of dollars a year on a valuation of less than two hundred millions of property."

Life EVERYWHERE in the USA would have been so much better if Whites had never been cynically subjected to the presence, abuse and destructive personal and policial whims of Blacks!  Damn that Republican, Abraham Lincoln!

James Bold said...

"Every white on welfare is a discredit to his or her race, as it puts the lie to whites' supposed racial superiority."

How much bigger a badge of shame is it to be a Black on welfare, numbering more than the Whites while making up less than 1/5 as much of the population (39.8% of recipients vs. 38.8%)?

"And just to think, my inferior black tax dollars are also used to support this national disgrace."

Given that as of 2011 the Black median household income was about $32000 to over $55000 for Whites, you don't have to worry about ANY of your tax dollars going to White people.  I'm happy to be able to set your mind at ease about this.

""Subsidizing negroes"? You clearly have not seen how much taxes I pay."

That goes for you too, Field.  Your taxes don't even start to pay for the losses caused by just one of your fellow Jamaicans, one Colin Ferguson (the Long Island Railroad shooter).  CF was motivated by the exact kind of racial resentment you're peddling here, you know.

"Hmm, as long as you're "subsidizing" whites, you're alright with subsidizing."

No, we just hate it less than we hate to see children starving.  On the other hand, I would be happy to have my money spent up front to sterilize every single brat in America who passes age 10 without learning to do arithmetic or read fluently, which would eliminate the ghetto within a couple decades as its stupid, violent population aged out of its prime-crime years and had no children to replace themselves.  It might eliminate barrios and de-populate parts of West Virginia too, but I'm fine with that.  Quality trumps quantity; look at Japan and Israel.

"As for "no one here pushing racial supremacy," you just did, simply by singling out blacks and not whites when it comes to subsidization."

We created welfare to take care of our own.  You never did anywhere in Africa.  I'm sure LITBRA would be fine with a Black-only welfare system paid for with Black-only taxes.  Your sky-high dependency rates and low incomes would make it pretty tough on you, though.  But hey... Liberia and Ghana are free of all that crap; you can always escape there.

"If you guys don't like America go back to Ireland or Iceland or wherever suits your fancy. If you don't like the US then just get out....that is all white boy."

The USA doesn't exist without White people.  You Blacks would re-create Zimbabwe here if you could, except the Mexicans would kill you all first.

And on today's edition of "Facts Black People Hate", it turns out that chimpanzees prefer African music to European.  The list of truths behind the stereotype keeps getting longer.

James the Bitch and Lt. Commander No-Johnson are lovers said...

Life EVERYWHERE in the USA would have been so much better if Whites had never been cynically subjected to the presence, abuse and destructive personal and policial whims of Blacks! Damn that Republican, Abraham Lincoln!
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Even in your shithole of a trailer park? Yeah, you do need some improvement.



it turns out that chimpanzees prefer African music to European.
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Even animals know white people listen to shit. I guess you did prove that stereotype afterall. Thanks James, now you can go back to eating you mother's smelly cootch.

James Bold said...

"Even in your shithole of a trailer park?"

My next-door neighbors are putting the finishing touches on their remodeled "trailer".  They gutted the place, moved the kitchen into what was the attached garage, added to both the north and south ends, put in a new deck with fashionable glass instead of railings, and re-sculpted the land next to me with a slope replaced by a terrace held up by a retaining wall of boulders and new stairs made out of huge stone slabs.  There was a crew with a Kubota backhoe working on this project for 2 days solid.

PilotX is going to be disappointed if he wants to be my neighbor.  Those folks are settling back in and aren't going to move for at least 20 years.


"Even animals know white people listen to shit. I guess you did prove that stereotype afterall."

You prefer to organize your society like chimps, rather than the White system of laws.  You like the same tones and rhythms as chimps, not White music.  Why oh why don't you want to go live with chimps, instead of a country with a majority of White people?  What keeps you here?  Liberia is calling you home.

"now you can go back to eating you mother's smelly cootch."

Your obsession with mothers' genitalia is most revealing.  Hint, nobody but a Black would think about it enough to use it as an insult.