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I give up. What is this supposed to be?
Sarah Palin VP nominee. :)N
with a noose around her neck..there is a McCain one where he is burning. nice huh? :)N
Or Joe Biden. Bottom line, it's ok to do this with conservatives.
In a word, pathetic.
Nikki...I agree with ya here. If it had been a black person, there would be a Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton riot. Just goes to show.....I walked into a WalMart on the east side of town and went to the book section to find a good novel to read. I was really stunned to see a 6 ft. long rack entitled, "African American" authors. There was this exclusive section just for books written by African Americans. I thought to myself, "Hmmm.....I'm sure that there will NEVER be a six foot long rack with blaring words 'Anglo Saxon' authors." You are right....If the mannequin had been black...it would've been all over the world news.
Actually, if you get your news from somewhere other than Drudgereport or Fox News, you would know that this has already happened...Obama HangingOh, the outrage...
Sorry DB, I am experiencing a little bit of life at the moment and don't have time to surf...but thanks for letting us know that you are outraged about both hangings, oops just the one. :)N
I am not outraged at either event as they are both isolated incidents and not indicative of either candidate, party, or followers as a whole. Both incidents are a couple of people practicing their freedom of speech, despite how distasteful. There is a difference between false outrage (Michelle Malkin et al) and no outrage.
I guess it goes without saying....The only difference is the great great grandfathers of the GOP ACTUALLY did this to black men, women, and children. My how soon they forget their heritage? I guess the GOP really is the caring and understanding party of the COMMON WORKIN MAN, that they portray themselves to be.....How foolish of me to believe otherwise! 7 days and counting!
Yup, it's extremely vulgar and pointless. That's where we are in the national dialogue. There is going to be some excess from the left for a while, unavoidable. We have simply become disgusted with the low intelligence blogging, rabies radio, shallow "entertainment" press, bigotry and the general decline in the nation. The fact that the right accepts no part in this decline is an indicator of their complete debility.
I will also point out the recent story that two of the South's finest had formed a plot to assassinate and behead black students at a local college and then kill Barack Obama. Interesting for two reasons.1. The left isn't jumping on it. We realize these were two deranged individuals and treat it as such.2. The right is also saying nothing but they are trying to deflect attention with the "palin doll" and other less serious incidents.
you know the media will hide this story. db thanks
So I just saw a news clip about this - I truly didn't know what it was from your photo. Things like this are so frightening. What human would think this was funny?!? The prople who did it are nuts, but so are the people who drive by and honk or wave or laugh. And, yes, if it were a black mannequin, it would be considered a hate crime. I may not like Sarah Palin, but something like this is offensive to anyone with even a semblance of humanity.
Hey Coby:The people who most often lynched blacks were Democrats. They were the majority in the South for a long, long time.Learn your history before you libel people, dumbass.
DB: The difference is that the Obama lynching wasn't an effigy (at least, not a very good one). Contemplating the time and effort required for the Palin and McCain effigies is really frightening. I'm not enraged, but disappointed that the left has become a rabid mob while labeling the right as fascists and thugs.Nobody is entitled to do this. Burn a flag, burn a seal, burn a picture. Do not create a replica of an individual and burn or lynch it. That way lies madness.
sick and sad...
Bullet, so are you saying that since it took more time to create the Palin one, that it is worse? I fail to see how that makes sense. What about the motivations behind each? In the end, no matter how you score the points, all we have are two people being depicted hanging by the neck. I think that is equally disturbing.
Sad to say that I am not all that far from West Hollywood. This guy is probably a moderate in that town! All of this kind of stuff is just pathetic. People going for the absurd to get their 15 minutes of fame. This guy who put up the Palin effigy can not even articulate WHY he is for The One. Just that he hates Gov. Palin. UGH!
the national media just started reporting this...nikki, if they would just read your blog, they could stay on top of it!
DB: That's exactly what I'm saying. The impulse may be the same, but the person with the motivation to acquire the materials and construct a replica is far more disturbed than the guy who is guilty only of an extremely tasteless statement.It's roughly the same difference between a person who displays a bumper sticker that reads "If I knew this would happen, I'd have picked my own damn cotton" and the people who re-enacted the murder of a black man for fun. Same disgusting thought/attitude, vastly different execution.The frigtening thing about the Obama/Palin "lynchings" is that the attitude seems to exist all over this country on both sides that these types of displays are ok - that it's ok to hate whomever disagrees with you. That really scares the crap out of me. Not just that the attitude exists, but that people are embracing it.
I forgot to add:Then there's this guy. He's not only begging for an ass-kicking, he totally deserves one.
DB, thanks for the link. Damn, it's heating up...huh?Hurry and get here Nov. 4.
Bullet: I think it is YOU that needs to get your history straight lets take a look at this quote and YOU tell me who wrote it? YOU will not guess it in your wildest dreams. Why? because your mouth is bigger than your brain, thats why!"Traditionally, since the early 1800s, Democrats have been the party of the people. Immigrants who don't have a lot of money gather together for political power. The large working class gathers their votes to balance the power of their bosses. To a large extent, we have the Democratic Party rather than mobs of angry peasants storming the Bastille. The US Constitution gives power to the people who in previous systems simply had no say in the government at all. In our modern formulation, Democrats are also people who formerly had no power, and remember their roots.Since the mid-1800s, Republicans have been the party of the upper class, or at least the people who wanted to keep the power structure as it is. In other cultures, these would be the feudal lords, knights, landowners and wealthy merchants. That is, the people who always tend to run things, usually at the point of a sword. The US Constitution, before the Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments, codifies the power structure of the people who owned land and slaves. In our modern formulation, Republicans are also people who are convinced that the feudal lords should continue running things."It was wealthy landowners that participated in the majority of Plantations that subjugated Slavery at its worst.
I guess now you know, Nikki.Arrests follow Obama effigy found on U. of Kentucky campus
Coby:There's absolutely nothing wrong with that quote, except that it has nothing to do with slavery, segregation or lynching. Here's a more appropriate quote:"We of the South have never recognized the right of the negro to govern white men, and we never will. We have never believed him to be the equal of the white man, and we will not submit to his gratifying his lust on our wives and daughters without lynching him." Senator Ben Tillman D-SC; he was in office from 1895 until he died.You're also right, it was the wealthy landowners that took full advantage of slavery. And those wealthy landowners in the South were Democrats. After the war, all self-respecting Southerners were Democrats. Do you know why? Because it was the Republicans that freed the slaves!KKK? Founded by Democrats.Jim Crow? Authored by Democrats.Literacy tests, poll taxes, "separate but equal"? Democrats, Democrats, Democrats.Remember Strom Thurmond? Everybody loves to hold him up as the racist Republican. His most racist political actions, however, were as a Democrat.And it wasn't just the in the South. Chicago's a great example. It was run by Democrats and repressed blacks well into the 60's. Tammany Hall in NYC was a friend to immigrants, yes, but not blacks.I could go on.A pretty Reagan quote will not make me forget my history. I grew up down here, I know the crimes, and I know who committed them.
bullet, thanks for the heads up...very typical. Of course little did we know that the reaction would be so starkly different...NOT! Disgraceful. :)N
All this arguing about how the parties behaved in the past is based on the assumption that Democrats have always been liberal and Republicans have always been conservative, which is clearly not true. In the 1950's you have a segregationalist (Thurmond) in the same party that FDR lead just a few years before. Lincoln is a classic example of how parties of the past have little in common with parties of today. I couldn't imagine something like the emancipation proclamation coming out of a conservative party. The issues of today are vastly different than the issues of yesterday, and to claim any connection to those parties is ignoring all the other facts of history. This is why lifetime party identification is a sham. So are any arguments that try and get the upperhand in modern times using examples from the past. From both sides. You shouldn't identify with a party, but an ideology.
Further, even using modern examples, not even Republican/Democratic Parties are completely on the same page across the board. The Republican Party in Nevada is not focused on the same things as the Republican Party in other states. The RP is say the South probably focuses more on social conservativism than fiscal conservativism. In Nevada, it is the opposite. Just like east/west coast liberals. I say this to illustrate my point that party identification isn't always the best path to follow in determining ones values, rather determine ones values before identifying with a party.
Well said, DB. I just get riled up when I'm confronted with the "evil Republicans" hypno-speak Dembots are spewing. Saying I'm descended from lynchers because I'm Republican is utter bullshit and libelous. Especially since there were very few, if any, lynchings in New Orleans. Didn't know that? Then don't make the sweeping generalization.It's especially funny because Coby's almost right, but he doesn't know (or if he does know, fails to explain) why. Almost all Southern Democrats fled the Party when LBJ made them treat black people like, you know, people. So if your Great-Grandpa was an evil racist Southern Democrat and passed the attitude down, chances are you're a Republican today.I, for one, hate being defined by political party, especially now. There isn't a damn one of them with which I'd like to be affiliated, but Independents don't get to vote in LA primaries anymore.I'd go into the conservative ideology and how the GOP today doesn't even come close, but you already know that and this isn't our blog. :)Thanks for indulging us Nikki.
no problem bullet, my blog is your blog! :)N
Bullet: You can spin it all you want as most conservatives will. (notice I said Conservatives rather than republicans) I am well aware of the Conservative Democrat vs. the Liberal Democrat. Yes I do know that On November 22 1963 When John F. Kennedy was assasinated he was in Dallas Texas to squash a fued within his own party. The two players in that squabble? John Conolly (D) governor of Texas who was a CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT, and Don Yarborough (D) Who was a LIBERAL DEMOCRAT. Yes....there were two very different factions of the same party back then. We don't see this anymore as the Two parties have drifted and seperated into Conservative and Liberal versus Democrat and Republican. So you can't try to make me look foolish with your spin. The day and era we are speaking of was VERY different then it is today. Apples and Oranges. None of my ancestors (all democrats as well) EVER owned, therefore could not have lynched, a slave. That my friend was purely a practice of the wealthy.
Coby, Coby, Coby:I spun nothing, dude. It's all fact.OWNING SLAVES was for the wealthy. LYNCHING BLACK PEOPLE has no wealth requirement and continued far beyond the actual practice of slavery.Why are you still arguing with me? I gave you your fucking point!Angry, frightened, self-pitying white people lynched black people. It doesn't matter what their political opinion or affiliation was. All they were interested in was subjugating a group of people whom they could no longer control.My only issue with you is the name-calling. The only difference is the great great grandfathers of the GOP ACTUALLY did this to black men, women, and children. My how soon they forget their heritage? I could have simply given you a big, "Fuck you," but I decided to play. I checked out your blog and you seem to be a cool guy that apparently lost your mind to this election. Chill out.
Geez, bullet.....don't bust a vein there.....
Don't worry about me. I'm chill. I've been smiling the whole time. I have fun with this stuff. If I was actually angry, I wouldn't be here.
I actually have alot of fun here. It's one of my favorite places to play.
Coby I am glad you have fun! You are always welcome to rant here! :)NBullet, you are a great addition to the conversations here. I appreciate your input very much! :)N
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