@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.
College kids scolding while putting their lives on the line is one thing.
Politicians scolding after 60 years of progress is something else altogether.
"....a bunch of young, urban over educated, under employed urbanites lecturing suburban and rural whites that they are a bunch of racial sinners."
That pretty much described the Freedom Riders in the 60's. Things were so much better before they and LBJ " meddled with the primal forces of nature".
Love, my political migration was exactly in the opposite direction. Used to read the National review as a teen. Loved that verbose old Wm. F. It was the utter incompetence of the GOP as a governing party at the national level (see the Bush reign of error) and allowing their party to be co-opted by the radical religious right that caused me to leave God's Own Party.
I used to even believe the hoary old lie that Republicans were "fiscally responsible." We're about to find out (once again) that huge federal deficits don't matter when Republicans are running them up.
i think i need a new air conditioner. Bye.
It isn't $49/year, it's $99.
I believe the democratic party at the state level collectively does not have the abstract reasoning ability to understand their downfall, and worse for them, is unwilling to do the heavy lifting and teamwork necessary to rebuild the party. I'm sure they will give the occasional lip service to the need to rebuild however.
Please correct me if I am wrong, but in Memphis I see the democratic state reps, senators and MC Cohen having their own, safe fiefdoms, and unwilling to reach out to the rural whites since they do not need them personally to be reelected.
I grew up in a liberal democratic family, and used to vote an almost straight democratic ticket. After getting through grad school, working my way up the food chain, and seeing returns after decades of investing, I started drifting increasing toward the republican party. What finally pushed me over the edge was the drifting of the loony left fringe that believes they are anointed to be the moral authority over America.
Although I did not vote for Trump, I truly get why the white working/middle class supported his bid for presidency, or perhaps voted against Hillary because of the total disrespect the dems show the non-elite whites. The SURJ protest last week looked to me like a bunch of young, urban over educated, under employed urbanites lecturing suburban and rural whites that they are a bunch of racial sinners.
Nick R, I'm literary 300 feet away from the 8th district. So close, yet so far. I guess I'm one of those east Memphis devils that Harold Ford was dissing about 20 years ago.
1Memphomaniac: It is not so much that Trump sold himself to middle class white folks, it is that the democrats have tossed this demographic aside. This is just my observation, but the middle class blacks I work and hang with are also growing weary of the democratic party, and gasp, even referring to themselves as republicans.
My idea about a wall is similar to yours, but what I want Trump to do is to have a holographic wall - think of the cost savings as compared to cement!
I signed up & they sent me an email that they are postponing their Memphis launch but didn't give me a new launch date.
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Jackson, there is more to the narrative than just which ones are from Memphis. That was my point. Like I said above, it's nice to see Memphis taking the lead in resurrecting Democratic Party prominence statewide. But that comes in an important context, which is part and parcel of their choices in leadership. Without sufficient grassroots support in the rural areas, having a bright and energetic metropolitan contingent to prosecute Democratic Party initiatives simply will be too little too late. I've pointed out before why that is, but the readership of The Flyer is probably savvy enough to understand it thoroughly and completely by ern's deadpan sarcastic post. They don't need a diagram. Still, it needs to be talked about, because it's important. And thanks for the explanation.
Sometimes its not the message, just the messenger.
This is great news, but is this going in the same place where Cargill cut 440 jobs a couple of years ago? Just asking for clarity.
I have to assume at this point that Brandan Wright is the guy who just keeps calling in sick to see how long the company will continue to pay him for not working.
I don't think he ever intends to play again, and I don't think he's really hurt. I think he just likes collecting a check and uses injuries that can't be quantified as an excuse to sit.
Conley's loss, on the other hand, basically means the Grizzlies will be lucky to hang around and be near the playoff picture by the time he gets back. Maybe they can squeak in as an 8 or 7 seed. I just hope somehow that the Clippers end up on the other end of that if it works out, so that we can make a run at them (hopefully with a full complement of players though).
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