Why Not Diplomacy?

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This is for all those readers that are interested in the American Civil War.

Most people know the major players and the major engagements…..but what about before the first shots were fired in South Carolina?

Since I am a student of conflict and ways to try and avoid a disastrous war…..people have asked me why there was no diplomacy to try and avoid the deadly conflict…

Well there was diplomacy but it is just not interesting enough for the history books….plus it is not as romantic as the idea of a ‘noble cause’…..

Here is the look at diplomatic attempts during the war…..

February 2, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his Irish valet sneaked out of Washington City and took a steamboat down to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The next day he met with three representatives of the Confederacy to discuss ending the Civil War. The Hampton Roads Peace Conference, as it’s known, is notable not for what was accomplished – nothing was – but for how, when, and why it took place at all.

In February, 1865, the Confederacy was clearly on the brink of collapse. The rebel armies were dogged but much diminished. General William Tecumseh Sherman had sacked Atlanta and was leaving a trail of devastation through Georgia. Ulysses S. Grant had Robert E. Lee pinned down at Petersburg, a rail center that was Richmond’s last defense. A Union naval blockade had cut off all supplies. Everyone knew the end was a few months away at best.

With the war all but won, why would Lincoln go out of his way, literally, to parley with the enemy? The simplest answer is that he was looking already to the postwar future, and how best to deal with the insurgents. Many hardliners in his Republican Party and his Cabinet thought they knew the answer: utterly crush the rebels militarily, hang their leaders, free all their slaves, confiscate their other property, and subjugate the South as a conquered, occupied enemy.

Lincoln believed that was no way to heal the nation. With the weight of more than half a million war dead on his soul, he “wanted to end the war quickly, peacefully if possible, not only to save lives, money, and property but also to build a stronger foundation for reconstruction,” writes James B. Conroy, author of a detailed book about the conference, Our One Common Country. “If the Confederacy could be persuaded to return to the Union voluntarily, enticed by reasonable concessions, the stage would be set for a more amicable, productive future than a military conquest could produce.”

https://www.wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/conflict-resolution/the-road-not-taken/

Diplomacy is never a wasted energy….but did little during the American Civil War….

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Those American Wars

Most Americans learn of those wars fought on American soil….wars like the French and Indian War, revolution, the War of 1812….but have you ever heard of the Conojocular War?

Probably not.

The year is 1736 and Pennsylvania and Maryland are at odds over settlers….

The colonial governments of Pennsylvania and Maryland became embroiled in the dispute when settlers from each colony started crossing the Susquehanna River back and forth and creating settlements in what was perceived to be each other’s territory.  Questions about legal claims to the land, private ownership deeds, land taxes, and law enforcement in the disputed areas precipitated violence.

The first violence consisted of an incident where 2 Pennsylvanians taking a ferry across the river attacked the ferryman, Thomas Cresap (hence the name, Cresap’s War). Maryland had been infringing on the west side of the river into Pennsylvania territory based on a self serving interpretation of the charters for each colony.  Cresap had been given 500 acres by the Maryland government in land claimed by Pennsylvania.

Much of the conflict centered on Cresap, an obvious opportunist that engaged in bullying and thuggery among the settlers, using ruffians as his gang and rewarding them with land.

May 25, 1738: “Conojocular War” Between Pennsylvania and Maryland is Ended

Something your American History class left out…..and it is not the only historical event that is sadly under taught.

Americans have always been at odds with their neighboring states…..and the conflict continues today.

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Closing Thought–22Jul21

Another from the files of ‘Can’t Fix Stupid’………

It seems that there is a black conservative that thinks that slavery was not about racism…..

A Black conservative YouTuber who went viral late last month slamming Critical Race Theory during a school board meeting appeared on Fox News this Tuesday and gave a questionable perspective on the history of slavery.

“Nobody wants to get the real history of [slavery],” Ty Smith said. “America was not founded on racism.”

Smith did acknowledge that slavery was a real thing — but he insisted that it wasn’t about racism despite the fact that all slaves in the United States were Black.

“Don’t get me wrong — there was slavery going on, but slavery itself initially was not a racist thing,” he said. “It never was about race initially, so to sit there and take it like America was founded on racism is a complete lie. Yeah, there was slavery going on, but slavery was going on in all the world. It never was a race thing, so why are we making it a race thing now?”

(rawstory.com)

Seriously?

How much does he make from the GOP and the RNC?

It has got to be a money thing for him to deny history…..he can be bought.

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Succeed Or Secede?

I have written many times about those parts of this country that have rumblings of secession…..Texas, Alaska, part of Oregon but that is not where this story ends…..a recent survey has shown that many Southern states would like to see a secession.

A shocking YouGov poll found that 66% of Republicans in southern states want to secede from the United States.

The survey, by YouGov in conjunction with BrightLineWatch, looked at the current political climate in America. The most stunning question concerned support or opposition for the state in which respondents lived in “seceding from the United States to join a new union with [list of states in new union]?”

Five prospective new unions were constructed (by region) “and inserted the relevant states for respondents into the question wording above. For example, a participant from California in our survey would be asked about joining a new union along with Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Alaska,” explains BrightLineWatch. These sets are provided below:

Pacific: California, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Alaska
Mountain: Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, and New Mexico
South: Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee
Heartland: Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, and Nebraska
Northeast: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia

SHOCK POLL: Two in Three Southern Republicans Want to Secede From the United States

Seriously!

Apparently these morons slept through the class on the Civil War and how it ended not so well for the South…..

For me this is very disturbing.

But if they want to go then let them.

Cut off all Federal aid and payments….most Southern states who depend on those dollars will become a third world nation….more so than they are now.

When a disaster or crisis hits the region they will be begging and pleading for help…

I say let them beg!

If they turn their backs on this country thn they deserve whatever is that comes to bite them in the ass.

I have NO time for this stupidity.

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Insurrection Update #8

My continuing series on the events and situations around the insurrection of 06 January and the aftermath…..

The “Most Wanted” of the insurrectionists, Evan Neumann, is still cowering like the spineless toad that he is…..

Neumann, 48, of Mill Valley, CA continues to occupy a spot on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. He was captured on police bodycams at the riot wearing a MAGA hat and gas mask and launching both physical and profane verbal attacks against police, the FBI says.

Details of his violent action and profane tirade against police were released by the bureau just three days after Donald Trump ranted that there was “a lovefest” between Capitol Police and the insurrectionists and that the rioters were “tremendous.”

https://www.rawstory.com/evan-neumann/

The riot was a family affair….the family that riots together can go down together….

Relatives have been charged with participating in the January 6 riot at the US Capitol before, but this is the biggest family unit yet: Five members of a Texas nuclear family were arrested Tuesday. Kristi Munn, Tom Munn, Dawn Munn, Josh Munn, and Kayli Munn each face four federal charges, News Channel 10 reports: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a capitol building; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building. An unidentified minor child was also allegedly brought into the building by the family; that child was not charged, ABC News reports.

A tipster alerted authorities that Kristi Munn posted on social media about having been at the Capitol that day; authorities then combed through the family members’ social media posts to gain information. Tom Munn, for example, allegedly posted, “The only damage to the capital building was several windows and sets of doors. Nothing inside the capital was damaged. I can tell you, patriots NEVER made it to the chamber. There was no violence in the capital building, the crowd was NOT out of control … they were ANGRY!!!”

This illustrate the level of stupidity that these insurrectionists possess…..

A U.S. Capitol rioter who was diverted away from the Senate chamber will be released from jail while he awaits charges.

Doug Jensen, who was wearing a QAnon T-shirt when he confronted Capitol police officer Eugene Goodman during the Jan. 6 insurrection, was granted pretrial release after attorneys convinced District Court Judge Tim Kelly the Donald Trump supporter mistakenly believed he was at the White House.

“This is me touching the f*cking White House,” Jensen says in a newly released cell phone video, his hand placed on the Capitol as the riot raged around him.

https://www.rawstory.com/doug-jensen-iowa/

This gutless wonder did not know the difference between the White House and the Capitol….how proud his Mama must be.

The dangling dipshit in the doom of the Capitol has cowered in the corner and agreed to turn on his fellow insurrectionists….

A man photographed dangling from the Senate balcony and sitting in the presiding officer’s chair during the Jan. 6 Capitol attack has pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of Congress in a deal that will see him cooperate with prosecutors. (You can see the photo from Getty via the Washington Post.) Josiah Colt, 34, of Idaho admitted Wednesday to joining two others from Nevada and Tennessee in raising money, arranging travel, and purchasing paramilitary gear before breaking in to the Capitol building and rushing the Senate chamber, where he believed senators were meeting, reports the Post. Colt, who agreed to pay $1,000 in restitution, admitted to traveling to DC from Tennessee with the intention of obstructing the certification of the election results.

Ronald Sandlin of Memphis had shared a photo of Colt in bed holding a handgun on Jan. 4. “My fellow patriot Josiah Colt sleeping ready for the boogaloo Jan 6,” read the caption. Colt said he did not bring a gun to the Capitol and denied knowing the meaning of “boogaloo”—often used to refer to a violent uprising or civil war—at the time Sandlin used it. But he acknowledged breaching the Senate chamber and sitting in the presiding officer’s chair, mistakenly believing it was Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s chair. US District Judge Thomas F. Hogan recommended 51 months to 63 months in jail and a fine between $20,000 to $200,000, reports CBS News. Colt is due back in court on Oct. 18. Sandlin, 33, accused of punching a police officer, and Nate DeGrave, 31, of Las Vegas are both in custody after pleading not guilty to numerous charges.

The idiots on the Far Right are recruiting using the pandemic as a cover…..

Business Insider reported that far-right militias like the Oath Keepers and Three Percenters have faced legal and recruiting setbacks after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol — but that they are trying to regroup with a new strategy: pushing anti-vaxxer propaganda.

“Members of the groups use apps such as Telegram to evade scrutiny and plot their next moves, experts told Insider,” reported Tom Porter. “On mainstream platforms such as Facebook they are seeking to pull in new recruits under the anti-vaccine cause. The development marked a new intertwining of two dangerous conspiracy-theory movements, according to Jason Blazakis, Director of Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism at California’s Middlebury Institute of International Studies.”

According to the report, a Three Percenters affiliated Facebook page known as Mike’s Corner, which has half a million followers, has been selling anti-vaccine merchandise, including a shirt saying “PLANDEMIC: MY BODY, MY CHOICE”. Facebook, which likely made revenue off the page, took it down for violating community standards after Insider reached out to them.

https://www.rawstory.com/far-right-militias-struggling-after-capitol-riot-are-using-anti-vaxx-propaganda-to-boost-recruitment-report/

One of the insurrectionists ‘heroes’……

This bitch should have never been allowed as a lawmaker……proof people are stupid to allow this d/bag in Congress.

These fools wanted to kill Dems….

wo California men plotted to destroy the state Democratic headquarters in Sacramento, hoping the attack would inspire a political movement, the Justice Department says. Ian Benjamin Rogers, 45, of Napa, and Jarrod Copeland, 37, of Vallejo, have been indicted by a federal grand jury, NBC reports. The charges include conspiracy to destroy a building with fire or explosives and possession of machine guns. The men had been planning the attack since the presidential election last fall, officials said, and had turned to a militia group for help. Copeland was arrested Wednesday, while Rogers was arrested in January and already faces charges of stockpiling illegal weapons.

Searches of Rogers’ home and business found close to 50 guns, thousands of rounds of ammunition, materials that could be used to produce explosives, and how-to books such as The Anarchist Cookbook, officials said. “I thank the FBI for their work,” the state Democratic chair of Sacramento County said, “but in this day and age we should not be concerned about violence and terrorism just for participating in the democratic process.” This is no way to support a constitutional democracy, the acting US attorney in Sacramento agreed, per KCRA. “Investigation and prosecution of those who choose violence over discussion is as important as anything else we do to protect our free society,” she said

 

 

Insurrection Update #7

I have taken upon myself to keep the memory of the events in and around the 06 January in the minds of my readers…….NOTHING about that day should ever be forgotten.

I will try to write about the events of the day and any info that pertains to the situation in the continuing saga of the insurrection……

These militias…those overweight in- bred mental midgets some of the same thinking has flexed it’s muscle in Washington (the state not the city)….

Tensions are rising in Whidbey Island, Seattle, after residents say a right-wing extremist group is tearing the fabric of the community apart, The Daily Beast reports.

The tension started when the The Washington III Percent militia took control of the local Grange association (a community gathering place) and began rejecting membership applications from anyone not aligned with them. Now, III Percenter flags and bumper stickers have increasingly popped up around town and left-wing rallies.

“They’ve been trying to do this for quite some time now: Extremists running for office, local elections, you know, county councils, state legislatures, things like that,” said Daryl Johnson, a former Homeland Security analyst who runs DT Analytics. “Once it creeps in, if nobody challenges, it becomes the new norm.”

https://www.rawstory.com/far-right-militia-takes-hold-of-island-town-in-washington-they-re-becoming-the-new-norm/

Those participants on 06 January are trying to delete their footprint off social media ahead of their arrest…..proves they are ‘guilty’….

At least 49 people charged in connection with the riots were accused of deleting incriminating content off their social media and phones, the AP found, but only a handful have actually faced charges for tampering with online content.

Experts told the AP, deleting the content shows how desperate the defendants were to manipulate evidence against them once they realized they were in legal trouble and that could make getting a plea deal or any other kind of leniency difficult.

https://www.insider.com/capitol-rioters-deleted-social-media-posts-of-their-involvement-2021-7

The spineless in-breds in the “patriotic’ Oath Keepers are doing what cowards do….turn on everyone around them….

According to a report from the Daily Beast’s Kelly Weill, members of the Oath Keepers militia— reportedly comprised of former law enforcement officers and military vets — are breaking ranks and pointing fingers at each other as they pursue plea bargain deals related to their participation in the Jan 6th Capitol insurrection.

While the Wall Street Journal has been reporting on internal strife as members question how the organization’s founder Stewart Rhoades is funding his “lifestyle” with their dues, others are more concerned with staying out of jail. And if that means providing investigators with information about their compatriots for a lighter sentence or charges being dropped — they don’t have a problem with that.

“In recent weeks, a steady drumbeat of Oath Keepers and their associates have pleaded guilty to crimes related to the Jan. 6 break-in at the U.S. Capitol, and agreed to cooperate with further investigations into the deadly riot. For the Oath Keepers, more so than almost any other group that participated in the break-in, those cooperation agreements could prove troubling to members anxious about catching charges,” Weill wrote. “Of the more than 500 people charged in the riot, members of the Oath Keepers are among the only defendants accused of conspiracy for allegedly plotting the assault on the building, in an attempt to block the certification of President Joe Biden’s election victory.”

https://www.rawstory.com/oath-keepers-riot-2653648268/

Like I said just what I would expect spineless cowards to do.

But what is next?

Some say that August may be the next attempt by these slugs…..and it could, if it occurs, could get messy….

You want to know what has doomed Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to get a bipartisan agreement to investigate the violent assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6? Every time she has talked about why we need a bipartisan commission or the select committee, she said they were necessary “so nothing like this will ever happen again.” 

Republicans aren’t against investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection because they fear it will make them look bad. They’re against doing anything to make sure that such an insurrection doesn’t happen again.

The assault on the Capitol is already damaging to the Republican Party image, at least to outsiders. The Capitol was attacked by a violent mob of Trump supporters. It’s doubtful there were any Democrats among them. The assault took place immediately after a Trump rally on the Ellipse and was incited by the then-president. Several Republican members of Congress joined Trump in addressing the crowd, along with other famous party stalwarts like Rudy Giuliani. It was a Republican rally with a Republican crowd. So was the mob at the Capitol.

https://www.salon.com/2021/07/03/the-next-insurrection-they-dont-have-the-votes-but-theyve-got-the-guns/

One leader had a model of the Capitol….

Federal investigators seized an unusual piece of evidence from a Pennsylvania man indicted last month for his role in the Capitol riot—a Lego replica of the building he allegedly stormed. Robert Morss, 27, is accused of leading fellow rioters in what prosecutors say was “one of the most intense and prolonged clashes” with officers on Jan. 6. According to court documents obtained by Smoking Gun, FBI investigators seized an array of firearms from his home—as well as what the court filings described as a “fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.” The prosecutors didn’t say whether Morss used his toy to help plan the Capitol insurrection.  Another item seized from Morss was a notebook containing a “Step by Step to Create Hometown Militia,” with steps such as “Ambush” and “Battle Drills” and reminders to “Bring Assault Rifle” and “4 Magazines.”

DOJ charges Floridians in their part in the insurrection…..

The Justice Department unveiled a major indictment Thursday against five Floridians accused of attacking at least seven police officers during the US Capitol insurrection.

Prosecutors say the defendants, all from the Tampa Bay area, repeatedly attacked members of Washington, DC’s police force. They allegedly used stolen riot shields and flagpoles to assault officers in the head and neck, and later resorted to punching, kicking, and elbowing the officers.
 
The indictment includes 19 criminal counts, which is among the most for a Capitol riot case.
 
Then there are those the claim the ‘Bible made them do it’…..
According to a report from the Daily Beast’s Kelly Weill, one of the Capitol rioters taken into custody by the FBI has chosen to represent herself on charges of multiple counts of violent entry, disruptive conduct, and obstruction of Congress — and is citing the Bible as part of her defense.

Prosecutors maintain that Pauline Bauer, owner of a Pennsylvania pizza parlor, took part in the Jan 6th insurrection and reportedly told Capitol police “bring Nancy Pelosi out here now… we want to hang that f*cking b*tch.”

Weill reports that Bauer is using a sovereign citizen defense — saying she doesn’t recognize the laws of the U.S. government — and that she is operating under “divine guidance.”

https://www.rawstory.com/capitol-riot-2653744510/

One insurrectionist gets out with “Time Served”….

A defendant in the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol was given a six-month jail sentence Monday, but because he’s been held since the week after the riot, Michael Curzio will go free Wednesday. Judge Carl Nichols said in federal court that he lacked the authority to impose a longer sentence anyway, CNN reports. “I think that six-month sentence is appropriate here,” Nichols said, nothing that “Mr. Curzio will have, in two days, served that entire sentence.” Curzio took the standard deal offered to riot defendants who didn’t commit violence, pleading guilty to one count of unlawfully protesting in the Capitol and being fined $500 for repairs to the building. “Obviously, I was in the wrong,” Curzio said in court, per ClickOrlando. “I did do it.”

Curzio’s record is the reason he hadn’t been released before trial. He was convicted of attempted murder for shooting the boyfriend of his ex-girlfriend. While in prison, Curzio became a member of a white supremacist gang. He has said that he did that for his own protection and that he’s no longer an active member. But he still has gang tattoos and Nazi markings. On Jan. 6, prosecutors said, Curzio was in a group that invaded the Capitol Visitors Center. Police arrested Curzio and others after they didn’t leave when ordered to. Curzio said he didn’t hear the order to leave but said, “I did parade, demonstrate and picket.” He said he complied during his arrest. “I accept responsibility for my actions and what I did,” Curzio told the judge. More than a dozen other riot defendants are awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty.

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An Alternative To The $15 Minimum Wage

Well that big thing is the proposal for a $15 minimum wage….and of course the GOP is having a stroke at the idea.

They preach the same crap every time….that it will cost jobs and drive corporations overseas…..To this I say BS to the first accusation and to the second then let the cowards go as long as they pay a fat tax for leaving.

Contrary to popular support…..Two-thirds of Americans (67%) support raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, including 41% who say they strongly favor such an increase, according to a Pew Research Center survey…..although a majority of the American public support this idea…..it is a doomed proposal.

The $15 thing will NEVER fly in the Senate…..even though the Dems have a slim majority they also have a couple of conservs in the party that hate seeing humans make a descent living….not to mention any name….Manchin and Sinema…..

Maybe there is a couple of things that could be done that would actually make a difference in people’s lives…..

The government could make it a more just society but they are afraid to slap around the wealthy that take from society and give nothing in return…..afraid the cash cow will dry up for their re-election funds.

Just my idea to help if you cannot manage to raise the minimum wage…..since food seems to suck up the cash on hand along with shelter, utilities…..why not use a tool, that is at hand?

Price controls.

The government could step in and make life easier for those that are struggling especially these days of lockdowns and unemployment….

Government price controls are situations where the government sets prices for particular goods and services.

Types of price controls

  • Minimum prices – Prices can’t be set lower (but can be set above)
  • Maximum price – Limit to how much prices can be raised (e.g. market rent)
  • Buffer stocks – Where government keep prices within a certain band
  • Limiting price increases – In a privatised monopoly (e.g. electricity, gas, water – where there is no competition) the government regulator may play a role in limiting how much prices can be increased. In the UK, regulators use a formula like RPI-X.
  • Direct price setting – In a command economy, prices of goods may be set by the government.

Since food seems to continue in a never ending spiral upward to the point where people have to decide between food or rent the government should step in and help.

It is not like this has not taken place in the past…..

Signed on August 15, 1970, during the administration of Richard Nixon, the Economic Stabilization Act gave the president power to impose wage and price controls to stem inflation caused by federal efforts to finance its operations. It extended a law that had provided the executive with similar authority during the Korean War; the earlier law, in turn, had precedents in controls imposed during World Wars I and II.

For those that would like to know more about this law then I can help…..

https://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=3158&context=caselrev

Not to worry this will NEVER happen because Congress is well paid by lobbyist to keep anything good from ever taking place.

Politicians play to a base and the rest of us be damned….people go hungry and people become homeless and yet NO ONE gives a shit.

You may not like my idea but for now it would help those that need it the most.

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More On The Critical Race Theory

This is is big deal these days within the dwindle GOP ranks…..Red state after state is trying to pass laws against teaching this to students…..

In case you spend more time worrying about Britney and her stupidity let me flesh out the jest of the theory……..

Critical race theory is an academic concept that is more than 40 years old. The core idea is that race is a social construct, and that racism is not merely the product of individual bias or prejudice, but also something embedded in legal systems and policies.

  • Recognition that race is not biologically real but is socially constructed and socially significant. It recognizes that science (as demonstrated in the Human Genome Project) refutes the idea of biological racial differences. According to scholars Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, race is the product of social thought and is not connected to biological reality.
  • Acknowledgement that racism is a normal feature of society and is embedded within systems and institutions, like the legal system, that replicate racial inequality. This dismisses the idea that racist incidents are aberrations but instead are manifestations of structural and systemic racism.
  • Rejection of popular understandings about racism, such as arguments that confine racism to a few “bad apples.” CRT recognizes that racism is codified in law, embedded in structures, and woven into public policy. CRT rejects claims of meritocracy or “colorblindness.” CRT recognizes that it is the systemic nature of racism that bears primary responsibility for reproducing racial inequality.
  • Recognition of the relevance of people’s everyday lives to scholarship. This includes embracing the lived experiences of people of color, including those preserved through storytelling, and rejecting deficit-informed research that excludes the epistemologies of people of color.

Got it now?

Even religious types are against the teaching of the CRT (Critical Race Theory)…..

Pastor Dr. Byron McWilliams explained to his congregation on Sunday that God condemns critical race theory — an academic movement that seeks to provide a greater understanding of racial justice.

In his sermon at First Baptist Church in Odessa, Texas, McWilliams reported on his attendance at the recent Southern Baptist Convention.

One of the accomplishments, he said, was the denouncement of critical race theory.

“And the reason why is because it’s a theory of man,” McWilliams explained. “And it goes directly against the word of God, where the word of God of says that every man and every woman was created in the image of God regardless of the color of their skin.”

“And so that’s why we denounced that,” the pastor added to applause.

It was not immediately clear how critical race theory contradicts the Bible.

(rawstory.com)

Confused?

Me as well.

Watch the video…..and help us understand the moronic babbling of those slugs that give us that ‘old time religion’…..

 

What A Great Idea!

It is Summer and the country is opening up (at its peril) and the beaches are filling up again and there will be the best invention ever….the bikini….will be something for us girl watchers to marvel.

But where did this idea take hold?

Leave it to the old professor to have an answer……of course I would offer a historic perspective…..

Sixty years ago, the world’s first bikini made its debut at a poolside fashion show in Paris. The swimsuit is now so ubiquitous—and comparatively so demure—that it’s hard to comprehend how shocking people once found it. When the bikini first arrived, its revealing cut scandalized even the French fashion models who were supposed to wear it; they refused, and the original designer had to enlist a stripper instead. The images below illustrate how the bikini slowly gained acceptance—first on the Riviera, then in the United States—and became a beachfront staple.

When the bikini was unveiled in 1946, it was by no means the first time that women had worn so revealing a garment in public. In the fourth century, for example, Roman gymnasts wore bandeau tops, bikini bottoms, and even anklets that would look perfectly at home on the beaches of Southern California today.

At the turn of the 20th century, though, such displays would have been unthinkable. Female swimmers went to extraordinary lengths to conceal themselves at the beach. They wore voluminous bathing costumes and even made use of a peculiar Victorian contraption called the bathing machine, essentially a small wooden or canvas hut on wheels. The bather entered the machine fully dressed and donned her swimming clothes inside. Then, horses (or occasionally humans) pulled the cart into the surf. The bather would disembark on the seaside, where she could take a dip without being observed from the shore.

https://slate.com/human-interest/2015/07/history-of-the-bikini-how-it-came-to-america.html

Go out and enjoy the beach and all its sights…..

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The Assault!

In this case I am not posting about the danger of the 06 January…..I am not saying that the insurrection was not a danger to our republic just that another assault could be much ore dangerous and hazardous to our beloved nation.

The assault that I am talking about is that assault on the voting rights of our citizenry…..

Attorney Marc Elias explains the dangers…..

Democratic attorney Marc Elias has been quite aggressive when it comes to filing lawsuits against Republican voter suppression efforts. But when Elias, the founder of Democracy Docket, appeared on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Thursday night, June 3, he warned that lawsuits alone are not going to be enough to defend voting rights in the United States.

Elias’ appearance on Maddow’s show came at a time when Republicans in state legislatures all over the U.S. are pushing voter suppression bills and many Trump supporters in the GOP are continuing to promote the Big Lie and the false, debunked conspiracy theory that former President Donald Trump was the victim of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election. In fact, now-President Joe Biden won the election decisively, picking up 306 electoral votes and defeating Trump by more than 7 million in the popular vote.

Elias told Maddow, “It’s not realistic to assume that every provision of every bad law is going to get struck down by court. We won more than we lost in 2019 and 2020 — we did better than in the post-election. But you can’t assume that when state after state after state throws the kitchen sink at voters and makes restricting voting rights their top priority, that the courts are going to be there to bat them all back.”

https://www.alternet.org/2021/06/voting-rights/

The Dems need to stop trying a failed policy of bi-partisanship….they need to stop pussy footing around and step up and fight harder for the people’s right to vote without obstruction.

Instead they cling to the dinosaur of all policies in the Congress….that of bi-partisanship….that compromise on major issues is as dead as the do-do.

“It is worth remembering that it is illegal under state and federal law to change vote outcomes,” Rubin writes. “This is the basis for the ongoing investigation of the former president’s phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger, in which the election’s loser pleaded with the Republican official to ‘find’ sufficient votes to change the state’s outcome…. In addition, federal law says that any person who ‘knowingly and willfully deprives, defrauds, or attempts to deprive or defraud the residents of a State of a fair and impartially conducted election process’ has committed a felony.”

Rubin continues, “It also makes it a crime for a ‘person acting under color of law’ to ‘willfully fail or refuse to tabulate, count, and report’ legal votes. In other words, simply putting control of elections in the hands of partisan Republicans does not mean they can flip election results at will. However, the potential to disrupt and discredit elections is great. And in the case of federal elections, some state legislatures might seek to certify their own slate of electors claiming the voters’ choice was invalidated by fraud.”

https://www.alternet.org/2021/06/voting-rights-2653239925/

Voters need to arm themselves with factual information not the manure spread by morons on social media about election fraud….then get involved with the changing of the crap you must endure to vote.

You have the power…..but you must use it or lose it!

And lose it you will and if you look around you will see your right being subdued and eventually removed.

Is that what you want?

If so then sit on your ass watching crap on reality TV….but do not bitch if you are not involved.

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