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The posts in play...

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They Who Must Not Be Named
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A Threat to Religious Liberty? Hardly.
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Don’t Forget: Black Lives Matter
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Remembering Carl Reiner
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Tim Webster
The Confederate Flags of Comer’s Store
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Sunday Morning! “The Vine that Ate the South” by J. D. Wilkes
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Hollow Rights & Hollow Points
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Do All Lives Matter?
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The comments...

AvatarDensityDuck in reply to InMD
+ "Within days people were going berserk about how ‘Wizards’ was also offensive due to association with the KKK. You can’t make this stuff up." (makes the [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H
+ One has to remember that the SCOTUS ruling on the Louisiana abortion law wasn't on the merits per se - Roberts essentially wrote that Louisiana [. . .]
+ How about the Rednecks? * The team can keep its color scheme. * It's a group that's not itself sensitive to ethnic slurs. * It's not a group [. . .]
AvatarDamon in reply to George Turner

I'm more a fan of the conspiracy theory that it's Soro's efforts. :)

AvatarDamon in reply to Dark Matter

10k is enough to live on for a while....It'd pay for all my living expenses for several months. It's much more than she deserves.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Dark Matter
+ Sometimes wars and political battles go spectacularly bad. Sometimes they turn out well. I don't think there is any surefire script that guarantees success in either [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Damon
+ Activists ripped down a statue of Frederick Douglas. Going by what they target, I don't think a person could distinguish BLM from Antifa from [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Damon

$10k rounds to zero. If it ends there with her not getting fame+fortune and losing her job then that's great.

AvatarDamon in reply to Jaybird
+ "Claira Janover has a gofundme. It’s very recently passed the $10,000 mark." That's disappointing. Stupidity and casual threats of stabbing should not be [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Chip Daniels

Do you lose or gain followers after you do a number of the small things?

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Dark Matter
+ Right its a marathon. And like all other large societal shifts, it takes a sustained effort over a period of years by millions of people who [. . .]

Well, that takes the Washington Bureaucrats off the list.

+ If you still have it saved on your hard drive, please submit it as a guest post. Someone who might need to see it might see [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ This was a piece of paper taped to a lamppost, not a Parler tweet so its not like anyone posted a response of say, a [. . .]

It's true that the average NFL career is more like 2 years than 6.

AvatarInMD in reply to Michael Cain

They're supposed to be making the name less offensive, not more.

AvatarGeorge Turner

They can get rid of the controversy by just changing their logo to a wine-colored Mr. Potato Head. Who doesn't like red skin potatoes?

+ Why do the Senators get all the love? When I worked for a state legislature I sometimes staffed the House Appropriations Committee. Having [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci
+ In honor of Reiner, I've been listening to my recording of The 2,000 Year-Old Man. It reminded me that there is a book to be [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to Jaybird
+ Police unions are a force like gravity. They don't get tired. They're always there pushing for less accountability. They're often electing their [. . .]
AvatarFreeman in reply to InMD
+ Yes, that's going to be a thing to consider. It's going to be expensive anyway, so let's hope they don't skimp on market research. [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to Jaybird

Cops have been fired for assaulting protestors. That's new.

+ It was common in the early NFL to reuse baseball names; in fact, the Redskins were originally the Boston Braves, and there were also teams [. . .]
+ In exchange for the name change, the NFL must agree to use all of its power to lobby for a stadium at the old RFK [. . .]
+ Yeah I heard of it because my friends own a little independent bookstore and they get everything the small publisher puts out, and so far [. . .]
+ I'm not sure that we are. Lemme see the first cop fired for turning off his camera before an incident in which his story differs significantly [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to Philip H
+ So the problems in SA are our fault? We should have just let them go full Cuba/Venezuela, and then everything would have been hunky dory? [. . .]
Avatarrexknobus
+ My buddy Jeff Maxwell (Private Igor from M*A*S*H) did an interview with Mr. Reiner one time where, at the end of the show, Jeff said: [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Sorry I missed this comment. Oddly I agree. Problem is up you are framing it as mutually exclusive. A Police killing is more important. But the [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to greginak
+ As far as I can tell, we have moves by both sides to do something. We have duelling bills in Congress right now. [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to Stillwater
+ See my comment below to Oscar. BLM is not the messenger, it is the propaganda machine trying to dishonestly frame a police abuse problem (with [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Rufus F.
+ You can also look at how the paper reports on local police issues. Are they supporting BLM but reporting on the police in a [. . .]
AvatarSwami in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ It is a positive feedback cycle. Cops are not usually castigated by the media when they abuse non blacks, but they are demonized 24/7 when [. . .]
+ Carl Reiner's Alan Brady and Mary Tyler Moore's expressions while she wrings her hands and talks herself in deeper and deeper. If they could [. . .]
AvatarStillwater in reply to Jaybird

We're seeing change which goes beyond rebranding pancake mixes.

AvatarStillwater
+ So, what is the big problem with removing a statue or two? Isn’t that a good thing? It can be a good thing, but most times [. . .]
+ Yeah, I do agree. I just think that it's been easy for people to do symbolic work , but if racism is a structural problem- [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H
+ While people were deciding if we can watch Gone with the Wind anymore or why we’ve been using racist pancake mix, the House and [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to Swami
+ Most central american countries (and many of their south american neighbors) lack functional economies and functional governments because they were proxy battle grounds during the [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to George Turner

And when exactly was Klansman killed to stop a lynch mob? I'll wait.

Avatargreginak in reply to Dark Matter
+ Is this supposed to mean something? The D's pushed for more reform then the R's. Nothing is changing at the Fed level right now. If [. . .]
AvatarNevermoor in reply to Rufus F.
+ The people who made that choice don't have any votes in the senate, though. I dont see why doing what you can in your sphere [. . .]
+ I'll have to look this up! I had never even heard of it but I do tend to enjoy the Southern Gothic, especially if it [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter in reply to greginak
+ Does passing reform help [my side] get elected, or would [my team] be better off if this was still an election issue in November? I'd think [. . .]
AvatarDark Matter
+ This is about duelling narratives. BLM's is "cops killing black men" (implied to be acts of racism and thus totally unjust) ALM's is "they're not" (implying that [. . .]