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  • Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says it’s U.S.

    06/29/2015 3:47:47 PM PDT · 28 of 54
    x to Titus-Maximus
    On gay marriage Western Europe already was where we are now a few years back.

    As were South Africa and parts of South America.

    Who's to say where Russia will be in another few years time?

  • What ‘Mormon Problem?’ More Would Vote for a Mormon Than an Evangelical Christian

    06/29/2015 3:44:43 PM PDT · 28 of 28
    x to nickcarraway
    But who is an "Evangelical Christian"?

    The line between Evangelical and Mainstream may not be that sharp and clear.

    Plenty of presidents before Jimmy Carter may have qualified as "Evangelical" in some sense of the word.

  • No Justice Kennedy, There is No Dignity in Sodomy

    06/29/2015 3:36:35 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    x to HomerBohn
    There is no dignity in male-on-male oral sex. There is no dignity in male-on-male anal sex. There is no dignity in "rimming" or "fisting" another male.

    Strangely silent about the whole lesbian thing ...

  • NBC wants to play hardball? EVERYONE do NOT turn to any channel with NBC on it.

    06/29/2015 3:33:19 PM PDT · 33 of 79
    x to kidd
    What are stations are part of the NBC family?

    Syfy, E!, USA, the Weather Channel, the Golf Channel, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire (formerly Style), Telemundo, as well as NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC are all tentacles of the beast. Plus, Universal Television produces shows on A&E, Fox, the Cartoon Channel, and other outlets.

  • NBC wants to play hardball? EVERYONE do NOT turn to any channel with NBC on it.

    06/29/2015 3:32:06 PM PDT · 32 of 79
    x to Steely Tom
    I haven’t watched NBC in more than fifteen years.

    If you watch TV at all, you probably have. Syfy, E!, USA, the Weather Channel, the Golf Channel, Bravo, Oxygen, Esquire (formerly Style), Telemundo, as well as NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC are all tentacles of the beast. Plus, Universal Television produces shows on A&E, Fox, the Cartoon Channel, and other outlets.

  • Ted Cruz: ‘Voters Would Be Astonished’ To Know What GOP Senators Say And Do In Private

    06/29/2015 3:22:06 PM PDT · 37 of 48
    x to Zakeet
    Well, sure. Whoever has LBJ's Senate seat should have it cleaned off really, really well.

    Actually it's Cornyn, but as Lyndon might have said, "Son, they're all my seats."

  • Jeb Bush Enlists Family in Cash Appeal (but Not His Brother) “¡Todos por Jeb!”

    06/29/2015 1:51:20 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    x to jimbo123

    Trying to get as far away from that crazy Marvin as he possibly can ...

  • Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich calls for compassion toward gay people

    06/29/2015 1:49:32 PM PDT · 33 of 43
    x to Windy City Conservative
    But what does calling for compassion towards some group of people mean or imply?

    If the Golden State Warriors or the Chicago Blackhawks win the championship, a religious figure isn't going to "call for compassion towards" them.

    If you win the lottery or are drafted by the NFL, I'm not likely to want compassion for you (though maybe I should).

    If people think you're on the right track, they don't offer you compassion or call for compassion towards you.

  • Monica Lewinsky Gets Standing Ovation at Cannes: I Was 'Patient Zero' of Cyber-Bullying [VIDEO]

    06/27/2015 1:38:37 PM PDT · 64 of 90
    x to UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Again? Thought she gave that talk months ago.

    She has an article in Vanity Fair about T.S. Eliot -- no, really! -- and "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" which she calls "first seminal modernist poem."

    Much tittering about that word "seminal."

  • It's Official -- Bernie Sanders Has Overtaken Hillary Clinton In the Hearts and Minds of Democrats

    06/27/2015 12:02:43 PM PDT · 46 of 47
    x to Rennes Templar
    If people voted with their hearts and minds, election results might be very different.

    Would Mondale, for example, ever have been nominated?

    Bill Clinton didn't win the hearts and minds Democrats I knew in the 1992 primaries, but Democrats figured he'd be a winner, so they nominated him.

    There's a category of party favorite or party darling -- the guy party stalwarts love who never manages to get elected, maybe not even nominated. That could be Cuomo or Moynihan or Bill Bradley or Adlai Stevenson. Or Bernie Sanders.

  • 2016 Strategist

    06/27/2015 11:24:10 AM PDT · 17 of 27
    x to Prospero
    Cited in exhaustive evidence were the national processed that resulted in the presidential nominations of Dole, McCain and Romney, among other things.

    Did you cite the people who ran against them in the primaries?

    That's evidence right there to explain why they got the nomination.

    Or did you assume that a rigged process prevented the imaginary ideal conservative candidate from ever showing up in the real world?

  • BREAKING: UN Makes Huge Move to ARREST Benjamin Netanyahu

    06/27/2015 11:11:56 AM PDT · 66 of 107
    x to jjotto
    Nothing unusual is going on.

    True. Netanyahu and previous Israeli leaders have had headaches with the UN before Obama and they'll have them after him as well.

  • Obama wants KKK to be forced to name its members and supporters after Charleston church massacre

    06/27/2015 10:35:44 AM PDT · 38 of 45
    x to Wilderness Conservative
    So all that happens now, is they go underground.

    I'm pretty sure that the FBI already has a list of members.

    They just don't advertise the fact, as it would make their surveillance harder.

  • Virginia Democrats are giving away tickets to Hillary Clinton's speech tonight

    06/27/2015 10:31:05 AM PDT · 42 of 52
    x to South40
    Jefferson-Jackson day dinner

    What's up with that?

    Andrew Jackson was born in March and Thomas Jefferson in April.

    Their day should have been months ago.

    FWIW, from Wikipedia ...

    Many state Democratic Parties have used the day to highlight local party leaders. For example:

    the Democratic Party of Mississippi also honors civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, with a Jefferson–Jackson–Hamer celebration,

    the Democratic State Central Committee of Connecticut holds "Jefferson–Jackson–Bailey Day" in honor of state Democratic boss and Democratic National Committee Chairman John Moran Bailey.

    Florida Democratic Party renamed their key dinner event "Leadership Blue"

    Wisconsin Democrats and Minnesota DFL have renamed their dinners the "Founders' Day Gala"

    Future Democrats may know this fundraiser as Clinton-Obama Day (or Obama-Clinton or Clinton-Obama-Clinton Day).

    For now, I guess everyday is a Clinton Day fundraiser.

  • Percentage of Protestant adults in the U.S. is 48 percent.

    06/27/2015 10:19:36 AM PDT · 54 of 63
    x to navysealdad
    The justices represent the upper tier of today's legal profession and share the opinions of other lawyers, judges, and law professors.

    They could have been Protestants like Earl Warren or Harry Blackmun or John Paul Stevens or David Souter and they'd have voted the same way.

    Similarly, Catholics generally vote the way their neighbors vote, whatever the haters keep on saying.

  • My Friend, the Hillary-Hater (vanity)

    06/27/2015 10:03:46 AM PDT · 21 of 21
    x to Leaning Right
    Democrats decided in 1992 that they didn't want to be locked out of the White House for another 20 out of 24 years, so they figured they'd stick like glue to whoever the party nominated -- and it's been like that ever since.

    They realized then that they wouldn't win the country over on social issues and that they could never take back and hold onto the White House if they weren't united in the most rigid way.

    Their chances have been better lately, but they still cling to that way of thinking. It's quite a change for a party that was notoriously unruly and unmanageable back in Will Rogers's day.

  • Obama: Country Must Fight ‘Impulse to Call Johnny Back for a Job Interview But Not Jamal’

    06/26/2015 2:41:45 PM PDT · 13 of 48
    x to Sir Napsalot
    So is Jamal Black or Arab?

    Maybe it's some incomprehensible "inside sports" thing.

    And while he's on that subject ...

    Isn't it time fight the impulse to call Gallant back for a job interview but not Goofus?

  • How will the world's largest Confederate Flag ( in Tampa) impact the 2016 GOP primary?

    06/26/2015 2:35:52 PM PDT · 20 of 20
    x to ken5050
    Jeb's already got plans for that flag pole ...

  • Gays didn't kill marriage. We did.

    06/26/2015 2:27:25 PM PDT · 110 of 136
    x to Olog-hai
    Hmm? Traditional marriage is collectivist versus some differing notion of “individualism”? I don’t want to be confused on this point.

    Not collectivist. Maybe communitarian or just traditionalist. Certainly not libertarian in the way that people are using the word lately.

    From the article:

    Hetrosexuals did that a long time ago. They forgot that marriage is not supposed to be based on romantic love. Historically, it's a contract between four entities. The man, the woman, G-d, and the State. Each party is supposed to have both rights and obligations to the other.

    But we (hetros) made marriage about 'feelings' and romantic love. We chipped away at our obligations to the state and forgot that we have actual obligations to our partner. We decriminalized infidelity. We created no-fault divorce. We wanted all of the benefits, without all those messy obligations.

    You can argue that none of that is true individualism -- that true individualism involves responsibilities as well as rights and that what's going on now involves people making bad decisions and expecting others to clean up the consequences. All of that would be true. But romance and the individual quest for happiness are what the article is criticizing and that is associated with at least one conception of individualism.

    I haven't read through the court decision, but a lot of the court's talk of autonomy and fulfillment does have something to do with one way of understanding individualism, and it sounds like this article takes a very different view, one that's maybe more in line with the old idea of responsible individualism, but different from how many people think today.

  • One of the New York Prison Escapees, Richard Matt, Is Fatally Shot [Sweat Shot Caught]

    06/26/2015 2:17:28 PM PDT · 37 of 105
    x to fishtank
    I guess dyslexia was to blame for everything ...

  • Gays didn't kill marriage. We did.

    06/26/2015 2:12:11 PM PDT · 102 of 136
    x to Marie
    Could be. But your friend is bucking generations of Western thinking. If you build a society on individualism, people are going to look for individual ways of fulfillment, rather than to family or tradition.

    But shouldn't an individualistic free market society accept that? I'm not saying yes to gay marriage, just asking can you really toss romance and the individual pursuit of happiness overboard when our whole civilization has embraced it for at least two or three generations, if not longer?

    Of course, you could look at this in a glass half-full way. It took how many millennia before we reached this point? Marriage had a pretty long run. Maybe the surprise is that it lasted as long as it did.

  • The Robert E. Lee Problem (Get the eraser ready)

    06/26/2015 1:55:35 PM PDT · 27 of 34
    x to detective; rockrr
    If you were at West Point in 1915, you might realize the importance of Americans not killing each other again, of keeping North and South together. Other domestic questions would pale beside that important consideration.

    Put concern for national unity and sectional reconciliation together with a shared West Point background and an admiration for Lee's military capacities and you can understand where Eisenhower was coming from.

    If you were at West Point in 2015, the necessity of keeping the country together, of blacks and whites not killing each other in the streets might be most important for you and regional considerations secondary (if that).

    So today's Eisenhowers and tomorrow's might look at Lee differently than Ike did. Approaching the question with the same values in mind could yield a different answer given the differences in the national context.

  • Skepticism on Dylann Roof's "manifesto" and website

    06/25/2015 5:25:48 PM PDT · 97 of 98
    x to ilovesarah2012
    "Manifesto" murders are already different from most killers.

    It's not really a surprise that some sentences sound articulate and others ... not so much.

    The fact that a murderer leaves a manifesto at all indicates that he or she probably has better verbal skills than the average killer.

  • Fox News Just Made an Announcement About Bob Beckel That Changes Their Relationship Forever

    06/25/2015 5:22:56 PM PDT · 45 of 67
    x to EnquiringMind
    Please, Fox, dump the abrasive, loudmouth Juan.

    Abrasive, sure. He's irritating, but a loudmouth?

    Seems like he's just trying to keep up with everybody else.

  • Starnes: Anti-Southern Purge Targets Military Bases, 'Gone With The Wind'

    06/25/2015 3:38:51 PM PDT · 16 of 37
    x to Kaslin

    The latest word is that the military has no plans to do this. As of now, anyway.

  • Starnes: Anti-Southern Purge Targets Military Bases, 'Gone With The Wind'

    06/25/2015 3:38:17 PM PDT · 15 of 37
    x to EQAndyBuzz
    The NE Liberal Elite have declared war on the Southern Conservatives.

    Graham? Haley? Walmart?

  • Skepticism on Dylann Roof's "manifesto" and website

    06/25/2015 3:11:33 PM PDT · 88 of 98
    x to ilovesarah2012
    WTF?

    Here I would also like to touch on the idea of a Norhtwest Front. I think this idea is beyond stupid. Why should I for example, give up the beauty and history of my state to go to the Norhthwest?

    Guy couldn't even spell "North". And "Unlike many White naitonalists." And "But when we lern."

    Plus there are capitalization and punctuation problems. "Iqs" for "IQs" -- I had trouble with that myself, but could see his version wasn't quite right. He also doesn't capitalize "jews" and "hispanics," but that may be a political thing done on purpose.

    Point is, a high school dropout who was really interested in some topic and had done some reading about it -- even if the topic was odious and the reading horrible -- might be able to string words together fairly well. If it's not completely incoherent, it's not necessarily a hoax.

  • Please Explain Confederate Pride to Me

    06/25/2015 3:00:35 PM PDT · 90 of 94
    x to CommerceComet; PROCON
    Take Comedians doing a show in NYC. The favorite guaranteed go-to joke is the typical ignorant, racist, hick redneck. They all laugh and approve - applaud.

    Your example might make a point if the "Good Old Boy" comedians didn't have much the same material.

    Great point. Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, Jim Varney, and other Southern comedians have made a staple of that sort of humor. Heck, you can take it back to Andy Griffith and Jim Nabors or to Mark Twain and Joel Chandler Harris.

    Southern "rednecks" aren't anything like as prominent in Northern comedy as you think. If a comedian is still working in that vein for forty or fifty years, his routines have gotten very stale by now.

    Plus, it's hard to tell where some routine comes from. Robin Williams might have sounded "southern" in some of his characters, but he'd be imitating Jonathan Winters, who might have sounded Southern, but might just have been imitating rural folks he knew growing up in the Midwest.

    Reading this thread, you'd get the impression the Civil War was fought because of the personal insecurity of the Southerns. The war was fought more substantive reasons than hurt feelings.

    I'd agree. The secessionists were quite confident about what they were doing. The inferiority complex comes from the long decades of poverty after the war.

    What's striking now is how many people want to go on viewing themselves as poor victims while they aren't very forbearing of other people who might make similar claims. I guess that's human nature -- something you find in everybody-- but recognizing that people who complain about being looked down on also look down on others might be a step in the right direction.

  • I am a black South Carolinian. Here’s why I support the Confederate flag

    06/25/2015 2:28:30 PM PDT · 61 of 77
    x to Mamzelle; rockrr
    In modern money, owning a slave in the 1800's was like owning a second home on the beach, and a fine, upscale one at that…out of reach for all but the 1%.

    Not really true. Most often the head of the household would one slaves. So if a family was composed of five or six people the numbers would look low if you considered the ratio of slaves to all free people. If you look at families or households the numbers are pretty surprising.

    49% of Mississippi households and 46% of South Carolina households had slaves, and about a third of households in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. The numbers were lower in other states. Stats here.

    People could save or borrow money to buy slaves or they could inherit them. A summer home is a luxury and doesn't bring in any money. Slaves, by contrast were part of the productive economy and brought in money for their owners.

  • Jim Webb: Confederate soldiers fought honorably

    06/24/2015 5:37:09 PM PDT · 59 of 68
    x to central_va
    Maybe they fought honorably, but you sure don't.

    A real Southerner might pray for a twisted soul like yours.

  • Man Accused of pushing jogger into traffic; told police he 'hates white people'

    06/24/2015 4:36:49 PM PDT · 61 of 62
    x to ConservativeStatement
  • Homegrown Radicals More Deadly Than Jihadis in U.S.

    06/24/2015 4:10:37 PM PDT · 44 of 60
    x to Brad from Tennessee
    Because the FBI is focused on Jihadists—a much greater threat than right-wing radicals—they have been able to stop potential attacks by Muslim radicals before they occur.

    I don't think the FBI have been slackers in monitoring US racialist groups.

    It's more a matter of Islamist attacks involving more than one person, even if it's just one person lecturing another about jihad. There's a trail of communications and connections the feds can uncover.

    With non-Muslim terrorists it's more a matter of "lone wolf" attacks. There isn't even the flimsiest coordination involved, so it's much harder to discover plans and prevent attacks.

    What will probably happen now, is the feds will look at traffic on racist sites in the same way they now look at Islamist chatter, if they're not doing it already.

  • Jim Webb: Confederate soldiers fought honorably

    06/24/2015 3:53:02 PM PDT · 45 of 68
    x to trubolotta; rockrr
    Northerners for the most were indifferent until they were told the cotton they once got from the south was going to Britain and France.

    It wasn't all about economics. The 1850s were a time of great agitation about slavery. And even Northerners who didn't want emancipation were riled up by the assault on the flag. Things like that mattered back then.

    The south was equivalent to a colony for the north: a source of cheap raw materials and a captive market for high-priced goods.

    There were Southerners who were essentially self-sufficient. They lived on their farms and fed their families and didn't contribute much to the greater economy or take much from it.

    Then there were wealthy plantation owners who did produce a lot of cotton (or their slaves did) and got a lot of money for it. Looking back it's hard to get too bent out of shape about whatever grievances they may have had.

    Most White Southerners fit in somewhere in between. The 1850s were a prosperous time for the cotton market. One shouldn't assume that it was like the later 19th and early 20th century when everybody poor and struggling and exploited.

    Slavery was very much confined to the south and was a dying institution.

    But you couldn't see that at the time. Mechanization didn't fully take over until the 1940s or so. Nobody could say how long slavery would last.

  • Jim Webb: Confederate soldiers fought honorably

    06/24/2015 3:33:37 PM PDT · 42 of 68
    x to TexasFreeper2009

    Northerners were concerned that slave owners were going to spread slavery into the territories and even into the Northern states (Dred Scot decision). They thought they were fighting for the country as it was.

  • Jim Webb: Confederate soldiers fought honorably

    06/24/2015 2:56:58 PM PDT · 22 of 68
    x to TexasFreeper2009
    So opposition to expanding slavery = communism?

    There's something wrong there.

  • Jim Webb: Confederate soldiers fought honorably

    06/24/2015 2:46:23 PM PDT · 9 of 68
    x to TexasFreeper2009
    The South fought to SAVE the republic.

    Obviously not, since they left it when they thought slavery was threatened.

    If you can't admit that -- that they wanted their own country that would be safe for slaveowning -- then you're going to have trouble understanding what happened.

  • British Lord Accused of Raping Boys Inside Parliament

    06/24/2015 2:36:47 PM PDT · 9 of 54
    x to SeekAndFind
    Obviously, a very disturbed individual.

    Probably some kind of Dr. Who fan as well.

    He'll probably say it was all the mouse's fault.

  • NBC: "White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S."

    06/24/2015 2:33:22 PM PDT · 98 of 129
    x to MadIsh32
    CNN still running dubious right-wing vs. Muslim extremists statistic

    ...

    However, NAF's most current data, which only covers attacks by extremists who are either United States citizens or permanent residents, has been challenged over its categorizing of post-9/11 deadly attacks.

    "For instance, NAF includes Joshua Cartwright on the list [of non-jihadists]. In 2009, Cartwright was reported to police after beating his wife. Police attempted to arrest him for domestic violence at a local shooting range. A shootout ensued in which two police officers were killed," conservative blogger John Sexton reported in April 2014.

    "NAF apparently includes Cartwright on its list of terrorists because his wife remarked that he was 'severely disturbed' by the election of Barack Obama," he added.

    The NAF database also excludes from its list of jihadist attacks the infamous Beltway Sniper, John Allen Muhammad, who was responsible for shooting and killing 10 Americans in 2002.

    PunditFact, a division of the Tampa Bay Times, wrote in Jan. 2015, "Leave [the Beltway Sniper] deaths out of the equation for slayings on American soil, and the edge … still goes to the right-wing extremists."

    However, PunditFact added, "If this exercise shows nothing else, it is that the number of post-9/11 deaths in the United States from either cause is low, and drawing firm conclusions is dicey. A single event or a change in definitions can shift the balance."

    The fact-checking site added that defining the nature of deadly attacks makes all the difference, explaining that many of the killers acted on their own.

  • Nina Simone Documentarian Reveals Singer's Shockingly Violent Temper

    06/24/2015 2:27:12 PM PDT · 9 of 28
    x to nickcarraway
    She was bipolar, no?

    Not uncommon among entertainers.

  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu calls for removal of Lee Circle statue

    06/24/2015 2:11:24 PM PDT · 82 of 96
    x to colorado tanker
    Lee headed off any talk of continued guerrilla warfare after Appomattox.

    True.

    More important, he worked assiduously after the war to reconcile Southerners and Northerners.

    Well, he didn't promote continued hatred between the sections. And he did encourage patience and reconciliation, rather than hot-headed rebellion.

    But he did keep his distance from Northerners. That's understandable given all that happened, but it's true that he wasn't any kind of activist working energetically for reconciliation. It's more what he didn't do, than what he did that was important.

  • Liberals are still getting the South all wrong

    06/24/2015 2:01:26 PM PDT · 91 of 134
    x to miss marmelstein
    Uh...so Jonah compares the Old South to Imperial Japan? Did the south have death marches, beheadings of Christian women? Torture beyond belief?

    Uh ... you may be a little too quick on the draw there yourself.

    I don't want to get into historical controversies now, but his point was that allowing the defeated to keep a few symbols to save face was a wise policy.

    I wouldn't have gone with that comparison -- the "rising sun" flag with the rays is still controversial -- but his point is worth considering.

  • Hillary Clinton and Her Enduring Ties to Jews

    06/24/2015 1:44:53 PM PDT · 19 of 22
    x to nickcarraway
  • MSNBC: Do you think the South Carolina House and Senate will vote to remove the Confederate flag?

    06/23/2015 4:57:49 PM PDT · 57 of 65
    x to SC DOC

    However, there's been some questioning of the Clinton Confederate flag buttons.

    They may not have been sanctioned by the campaigns, but might have been independent attempts by button makers to make a buck. More here.

  • Taking down Confederate flag is not enough

    06/23/2015 4:13:58 PM PDT · 29 of 96
    x to x1stcav
    Thanks Nikki and Gramnesty.

    These mass-media feeding frenzies don't last forever. Soon enough something comes along to attract the press's attention and they're off on that. And things are back to what they were before.

    If you've got a lot emotionally invested in Confederate symbols, or if you're keeping very close score of victories and defeats, what's going on now may rankle, but for most of the country taking down the CBF after 50 years (or 150 years) isn't a big thing. It doesn't, for example, mean that Sally Kohn is going to be setting the national agenda.

  • What symbol can we force Libs & Team Donkey to relinquish?

    06/23/2015 3:35:40 PM PDT · 34 of 59
    x to Jack Black
  • What symbol can we force Libs & Team Donkey to relinquish?

    06/23/2015 3:35:07 PM PDT · 33 of 59
    x to Jack Black

  • Sorry, stoners: New study shows ‘medical’ marijuana doesn’t actually help with anything

    06/23/2015 3:24:30 PM PDT · 25 of 107
    x to Sean_Anthony

    By that logic aspirin and acetaminophen aren’t “medicines” either.

  • The Confederate Flag In Every State, In Every Form, Must. Come. Down.

    06/23/2015 2:29:12 PM PDT · 159 of 160
    x to cva66snipe
    You could say something similar about empires. But the people who are slaves and those who are unwilling subjects of empires object.

    If somebody told you that they were going to take over and run your life for your own good, you might object and rebel.

    Why be surprised when other people don't go along with plans to run their lives for them if you wouldn't submit to such plans yourself?

    Slavery would have died probably sooner and with less damage and harm to all by simply allowing the economics of it to make it profitable and a liability.

    Nobody had a crystal ball that was going to tell them, say, that years after the Civil War -- because of Civil War and fears of a cotton shortage -- people all over the world would be growing enough cotton to depress the price. Nobody had a crystal ball to tell them that 80 -90 years after the Civil War, cotton production would be mechanized.

    People rely on the information they have at the time. Somebody could tell you that whatever it is that you fear or hate now will go away on its own because of economics. You wouldn't believe them. And you'd be right not to, since nobody can predict the future that well.

  • EBay bans sales of Confederate flag on its site (And Etsy,Amazon, too)

    06/23/2015 2:01:07 PM PDT · 72 of 233
    x to ETL
    For a good long time. Forever maybe.

    Civil War memorabilia is a major chunk of the market for collectables.

    Plus, nobody's going to hang anything they think is an authentic Lee autograph from a flagpole outside their house.

    I get the feeling the CBF will come back too, after all the uproar dies down.

    The collectables are private in a a way that flags aren't, and a flag at somebody's house isn't the same as one on public property.

    FWIW: I'm curious about the "Anti Nazi Symbol Clock," which is basically just a way of selling a Nazi symbol clock with a red circle and slash over it. Clever marketers (or maybe Nazis).

  • Bobby Jindal Isn’t A Real Indian, Say White Liberals

    06/23/2015 1:50:58 PM PDT · 56 of 64
    x to Citizen Zed
    India has over a billion people.

    And that was a few years back.

    There is no "typical Indian, no "real Indian" certainly not living in America.

    Jindal's as Indian as anybody who's attacking him.

    But really, when did that become a requirement for holding higher office in the USA?