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I would really love to know your methodology for measuring the distance to the sun. For all my years in physics, I have never once measured the distance. I have calculated the distance based on a number of applications and assumptions, but I have never measured it. I think the guys at Nobel need to know about your work. It is certainly more deserving than Gore or Obama.
Ah, if only getting my waist size down were that easy! (And 1996 is, after all, 1996.)
Broadhead, your gratuitous insults upon the Black race are duly noted, and they sicken me. Black peoplewere here because your (and my) ancestors brought them here. No more and no less. And as normal, healthy human beings they were no less entitled to basic human rights and freedoms than any other race. To the extent that they were crippled in self-determination, that was the legacy of slavery, followed by the very real terror that was used to bring about what the South so cynically called "Redemption". In the South, success of a Black man meant the very real risk of being killed. Three such men were lynched at the corner of Mississippi Boulevard and Walker in South Memphis because their grocery store was doing better than a white-owned one nearby. Under such circumstances, some people definitely did lose ambition. Others fled to the north. But the one constant in all of this has been the active role of white people in dehumanizing, brutalizing and terrorizing Black men and women in this country, then ridiculing the descendants of their victims for showing the scars of that abuse.
Now up to 44 shout-outs for Barabas. Awesome.
Cracko, maybe I should.
I just find it so interesting the way people choose to interpret the instructions Jesus gave in order to fit the evangelical lifestyle they have chosen to follow. Matthew 6:5-6 is one of the most explicit sets of instruction Jesus gives in the entire New Testament. It is one of the few times He is not ambiguous and is not teaching through parable. He doesn't say, don't pray in public unless your heart is good then it's ok. He says don't pray in the public marketplace. Period. Do it in your closet, or your inner room, He says, depending on the translation. Close your door, He says. Pray in private, and God will know what is in your heart and reward you in public. It's just that explicit. Don't do it.
The nationally-televised endzone is about as public a marketplace as you can get. If Tim Tebow's prayers were truly about thanking God for his gifts, he could do that in his heart with no outward displays at all, but he chooses instead to make his prayers about Tim Tebow, modern martyr, just as the Tim Tebow Foundation grants the wishes of seriously ill children to... meet Tim Tebow.
But perhaps the most interesting comment so far is one the accusing me of using Christ's clear instructions to tear down a good Christian who isn't following them. Wow. Just, wow. I guess in modern evangelical Christianity, the ends really do justify the means.
At the end of the day, Memphis could elect the most brilliant and fair-minded people to office. It could remove every wasteful perk. It could probably disallow unions at the end of current contracts. It could privatize many services. But nothing will change the fact that it is losing an estimated 50,000 residents every 10 years, or that property values continue to plummet. Nothing would change the fact that it is one of the most sparsely populated cities in America. Nothing would change the fact that it has to deal with the stigma that the white majority attaches to ANY Black city. And nothing would change the fact that the draconian cuts in services and tax increases are going to accelerate the loss of residents and jobs from Memphis, causing property values to decline faster, and the budget crisis to grow worse. Memphis as a separate incorporated city is NOT sustainable financially, and likely never will be going forward. This sad fact must be faces by Memphians, suburban residents and state government as well. Nobody may like the choices that are going to become necessary, but we need to clear the air of any nonsense that suggests that Memphis has simply been badly mismanaged and if "different people were at the helm" it could be "turned around." There is very little left to work with.
One thing is for sure. I could never come up with all the things you claim to KNOW about slavery, about the south and life in the south, treatment of slaves and the past traditions of white people. It would just be too embarrassing to say them out loud and expect someone with any common sense at all to even believe it.
But you don’t seem to have a problem with that type of silliness.
There was discrimination and there was the racism, poverty, misery and hatred spawned by a civil war many southern white people believed was caused by the black people living among them. But that is what is generated when social agendas are forced on cultures that are not prepared for them such as the “freedom” of a race of people that do not embrace freedom in the sense of the responsibility it REQUIRES to be successful in society.
Some more primitive or even violent foreign cultures forced into civilization just require constant social maintenance to even exist, much less prosper.
"I have not met with Norris since 2007 when I was in the Senate," said Flinn. "It shows how pathetically unprepared she is."........truer words could not have been spoken.
Janis, it's best we just think you a fool...... but danged if you don't just keep spouting off this stuff and proving us right.
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This is a very disappointing abandonment of the journalist's duty to report the truth. I hope that the Flyer will have greater ethics when looking into the matter of the pickled pigs foot.
Did you know that blacks discriminate against blacks? I read a newspaper article a few years ago about one black woman suing another black woman for discrimination in Atlanta. I had never heard of that before. But the lighter skinned black was a boss and the dark woman was not given a job for whatever reason. The article says that even today dark skinned blacks do not like light skinned blacks because the light skinned blacks think they are better and smarter than the dark skinned. And they have the nerve to call us racist just because we are white. Go figure.
Gotcha with that one, didn't I. lol
That old thing is older than I am, hell dating all the way back to slavery and right after. You see, color was equated with who had the most human character (white) So, the light skin blacks were given the best jobs on the plantation, working in the big house and even after slavery and, in a lot of places, even today, the light skinned, fair haired blacks get the best jobs and are the first hired. Notice how all of the old movie stars, especially the women were high yella with fair hair, the first black Ms America was so light she could have passed for white, Vanessa Williams. Even today in New Orleans, there are black social clubs, prestigious ones that you have to be paper bag or lighter in order to become a member.
That just goes to show howlittle you know of black culture and history.
Wait. She's still on the city council?
Hmmmm ... The greatest movie musical ... Definitely would be a Doris Day vehicle, so I guess I would vote for "Calamity Jane".
To clarify: I get the urge to clap louder for "the volunteers." And think it's a heartfelt misunderstanding. I sounded blunt because I was phone typing, and that wasn't intentional.
"....if you white or light you're right, if black get in the back!"
LOL. I believe a black racist would say that more than any "southern" racist. That is just too damn funny!!
That wasn't backhanded, just the usual boosterism w/half-truths in tow. I don't want to be the ones telling the TM design team they aren't pros. Or paid directors, or cast members who also get professional work. This is an astonishing production. But even when it astonishes, it's a better film than it is a musical. There's no getting around that, and it's my job to contextualize things for a broad general audience, not cheer for the volunteers for trying so hard. The ones who've been around know I've got too much respect for them, and the craft to pander. But waxy... For being a critic's critic, and a bit of a booster yourself, you're starting to sound a little like me.
Maybe Memphis should just surrender the city's charter to the state and make it their problem in Nashville. No, wait, MCS tried something like that... for the children!
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