LoveBC, you said, "....several of the older AAs not only had to suffer through racism in the 50's and 60's from racist whites."
Maybe one or two, but several, no way, why do you continue to spread liberal propaganda?
Arlington Pop - good post. The tragedy IMHO is that several of the older AAs not only had to suffer through racism in the 50's and 60's from racist whites which as bad enough, but know they are often the crime victims of gangstas wanting some screet cred.
I feel especially bad about the pizza lady murdered by some POS punks. All she was doing was just trying to earn some extra money to give her kids a good Christmas.
I don't believe the fat lady has sung yet.
TVA Sucks, I completely agree, but since you've included greed, I am wondering who profits from this.
I've never considered myself an environmentalist. But the idea of drilling into a freshwater aquifer and to use massive amounts of drinking water merely as coolant for a power plant is beyond stupid and shortsighted. This smacks of out of control greed and recklessness by TVA.
@LoveBC - The punks don't really, but Yakuza sometimes do. There are quite a number of motorcycle guys over there, that have a USA fetish, who will ride Harleys, smoke Marlboro cigarettes, and wear cowboy hats. But they don't have to be Yakuza. Japan has age restrictions on what size engines that young people can have in their motorcycles, so 250cc and 400cc bikes are like lightweight and welterweight boxing classes, with razor edge performance gimmicks. The punks ride hotrod bikes of whatever displacement that their age will allow, and they race them at insane speeds in the middle of the night, like 1 to 3 AM, daring the cops to chase them. It's kind of a weird scene. They are much more serious about it than most of the US motorcycle club guys I have known over here.
I see from your posts that your are privy to what the demonstrators are drinking and now what they are texting. Are you sitting in their laps? And thereby adding to their numbers?
I like how you used a photo of the building before that awful ass mural was done.
Yeah, at least they didn't do THAT, guffaw.
Well, at least those freedom riders didn't text each other when they were only five feet away from each other like those oh so cool SURF folks.
OakTree, Little off the subject but I'm curious, do biker punks in Japan ride Harleys? I hear the Yakusi drive american cars, so kind of wondering.
As far as fitting in, Mrs. Drysdale never did warm up to Jed.
If they deliver beer in snow storms I'm in...
You can purchase kratom at MadHatters in Southaven, MS just miles from Memphis.
@CL - I'm not sure it's healthy to have a favorite derogatory slur. But the one that affected me most personally, was being called 'otaku' by a biker punk in Japan just because I enjoyed learning about the culture. What this taught me, was that with some people, you can't win by either being who you are, or even by trying to feel the xenophilia otherness vibe, and grooving to that. It's identity, and identity alone that matters to them. Sadly, that's a special poison which goes to the bone. And you find that in a certain number of people wherever you go. No matter whether that's the Delta or Brooklyn.
Intriguing concept. It will be interesting to see how it actually works in the wild.
How about ofay? To this day it's my favorite.
And what about those elitist freedom riders, you did seem to veer off track there?
The Great Society didn't cause the breakup of the GOP-cherished AA nuclear family. You're confusing causation with correlation.
And yes, LBJ will also remembered for the wrong-headed escalation of the Vietnam conflict. But not for our initial involvement.
I keep forgetting why I have to consider myself the same race as those who betrayed my city and abandoned us, their brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and cousins in our time of greatest need.
Wait, I don't.
You word "white" means nothing to me, and if it is the name of a race of traitors, I'll identify as something else.
I agree, those damnable sixties! I think they should have stopped scolding after 1865.
You are preaching to the choir. When I remember back at all the quaint shacks that used to dot the Mississippi landscape only to be replaced by those tacky brick mini ranch houses, I could just plotz.
Ern, you forgot to thank LBJ for the Vietnam quagmire. Yep, we also need to thank LBJ for the generational welfare system known as the Great Society that did wonders for breaking up the AA family structure.
PR, American politicians no matter what their strip are addicted to out of control spending since they have to serve their monied backers if they wish to be relected, reelected and so on. We really need term limits. At least to me, huge, so to be yuge, federal deficits do matter. Debt is bad.
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