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May 31, 2020


"If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." - LBJ

It's the psychological essence of RW rednecks all over the country and tRump has been using this to his advantage from the beginnings of his reign of terror.

Bama Refugee said it best above:
"You can’t fix stupid. And if you can’t fix that, you can’t fix America."

May 30, 2020


Their actions are not helping ensure justice.

Where are Black Americans to take their righteous anger? I don't know but I fear what some are doing will hurt their cause.

Would MLK approve?
How can anyone be more angry than when those four black schoolgirls were killed in that Birmingham church bombing? Or when nine African Americans were killed during a Bible study in Charleston?

This latest murder protest probably encompasses many issues including closings//joblessness due to CoVids, not only the murder of George Floyd. Kids out of school, young people out of colleges. The country is frustrated. But some of this is just recklessness imho. Provocateurs & the mob mindset are making the situation very dangerous & we know who will be BLAMED.

Atlanta mayor to vandalizing protesters: 'This is not a protest ... this is chaos'

We're certainly not getting help from Republicans or the crooked man-baby.

And they're not listening to Killer Mike: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213505970

Times likes these I wish I weren't an atheist.

May 28, 2020

Ken Burns is another great filmmaker who packs in facts

...in an emotionally riveting way. His Civil War Series was it masterpiece. My good friend in NYC did the sound editing for that series.

You're right, "Grant was one who saved the country only to have the racists rise in the south."
And too many are still at it. 😠 But not all of us are like that, t.g.

May 27, 2020


"He was brought into an Istanbul rescue home."

That explains this poor baby plight and horrible mistreatment a bit. Dogs in middle-eastern cultures are looked upon as dirty, unworthy, something to be scorned, according to my old Turkish friend, Hakki. 😡

Remember the trained U.S. military dogs sent to Iran, Jordan, Egypt who were mistreated and starved to death?



May 25, 2020

And I tell them...

May 24, 2020

Ask: Ever wash your hands?

Why? You've a right to eat with dirty hands.

Want your cook/ waiter/ waitress to wash his/her hands? Aren't you taking away their rights?


May 23, 2020

2007 court ruling

"Intentionally spitting on another person is an offensive touching that rises to the level of simple assault," the three-judge panel wrote.


Haul them into court.

May 23, 2020

We'll probably discover after this is finally over,

Yrs from now, that our national IQ will have increased.

May 17, 2020

Excellent suggestions!

But sympathy for anyone "missing payments on the Lexus"? Nope, sorry.

My son lives in NYC & makes decent money which he spends on restaurants, good scotch, traveling. Hubby & I are his backup if he gets into financial hot water but we resent the hell out of his live-it-up spending/no savings lifestyle. (Yes, we've told him to save.) We've never spent money as he does (admittedly, hubby is way too much of a tightwad). If I can't manage much compassion for my son if he got into financial trouble, please don't ask me to feel sorry for or help anyone "missing payments on the Lexus." Good grief.

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