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Effa did it during a time of segregation - where being black meant you weren't a 'full citizen' of the united states.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Jun 23, 2015, 07:31 AM (0 replies)

I'm cool with that


$5.38 <- What South Carolina gets back on its' investment to the Feds. They are number 40 on the list in terms of what they put in.

$.48 cents <- What NJ gets back on our investment to the Feds. We are ranked number 1 for putting into the Feds.

For the purpose of distributing Federal tax dollars around the state of S.C. - at their state house - Governor Haley tear down that flag!

I could care less what private homeowners do in S.C. - they are a 16 hour car drive from me - and cant impact my property value in NJ. Don't care about their bumper sticker or t-shirt either.

Conducting business of the State with my money which we would spend far more effectively in Hunterdon County NJ - I expect them to be solid patriotic all for one and one for all Americans.

They aren't independent - they are dependent. And being dependent on my income 1000 miles away - I expect them to toe the line. They lost the war - and their days of winning the peace are over.

Their state house - using money from states that don't fly Johnny Reb colors to conduct the business of South Carolina - must not offend the citizens of other states giving the our hard earned money - so they can continue to perpetuate institutionalized racism. It's bad enough they do that - their faces are dirty in that regard. At least their hands should be clean.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Tue Jun 23, 2015, 04:21 AM (0 replies)

Excellent thread - adding this to my journal!

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jun 19, 2015, 11:06 AM (1 replies)

The Racist Planned the hate crime for six months


Dalton Tyler told ABC News that he'd known Roof for at least seven months, and that the 21-year-old was "planning something like that for six months."

ABC reports:

“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”

Tyler said he met Roof, a Lexington, South Carolina native, through a good friend. He also said Roof’s parents, with whom he said the suspect was “on and off,” had previously bought him a gun but never allowed him to take it with him until this past week.

Many of Roof's family members have repeatedly declined to comment on the 21-year-old suspect, but his friends, previous police reports and his uncle have painted a picture of a shut-in with no job and plenty of anger.

*Another snippet:
A childhood friend with whom Roof had recently become reacquainted said Roof started railing about the Trayvon Martin case in recent weeks, complaining about black people "taking over the world" and about the need for someone to do something about it for the sake of "the white race."

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri Jun 19, 2015, 10:56 AM (37 replies)

One White Parent - One Black Parent

That used to be called 'mulatto' - now it's bi-racial and on forms you can sometimes check 'other'.

I'm one of those women.

With it comes a set of experiences that causes you to view America through a different lens that a white woman.

We are going back to CHILDHOOD here.

For those in America whowish to defend Rachel D's right to 'claim' a series of experiences - go ahead.

But don't compare her to those of us (she's just a few years younger than me) who were born into and grew up in a family with a black parent and a white parent.

Because of her color - she did NOT have the same experiences as us.

And her color is the FAULT of her parents. Be angry with them - not black folks and bi-racial folks who don't accept her as one of us. The beef is with them.

How about - those in America that want to defend this insanity - how about they start taking pot shots at one of her parents for not doing her the favor of marrying/creating with a black person.

It seems to me that the issue could be with them. If Only one of them had done so -

Then Rachel wouldn't have been 'burdened' with growing up blonde haired and blue eyed in a household with two white parents - and in a country that treats that women that looked like she used to as something to be held and cherished (blonde haired blue eyed beauty standard).

Either the folks making this claim that she's 'bi-racial' are deliberately ignorant - or they are deliberately taking pot shots at mixed race people.

Set all of your science aside - science doesn't account for how white racists treat black people - and white people who cross the color line - in AMERICA.

And I really find it funny how white racists in America will ONLY come to a 'black woman's defense' when she is actually a WHITE WOMAN.

Their two faces are showing - they best be careful. Wouldn't want the mask to drop completely - and stay off.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Jun 17, 2015, 07:08 AM (26 replies)

With all due respect

Rachel isn't one of us.

My Father (whose beautiful soul is in heaven) was black - my mother is still alive and white.

Rachel has two white parents.

TBH - It's pretty insulting to imply that she has had my same life experiences, family experience etc. etc.

Here it comes - 'bi-racial kids are fucked up because this white woman who tans a lot and wears a wig is fucked up'.


Yes - I was ^ yelling ^ - because I'm insulted. Her parents didn't get run off the road when her mother was close to full term with her older brother - Mine did. That's the reality for REAL mixed race families in the late 1960's / early 1970's in Kentucky.

I'm not driving into every. single. fucking. experience. I've had.

But please - knock it off.

This was 'settled' to white Americans satisfaction led when a black man with a white mother entered the White House.

At no time ever have all the bigots in this piece of shit inherently racist country EVER accepted him as white -

Except when they want to be little bigoted snots.

Find another analogy - she doesn't have the life experience of a bi-racial person -

Comparing her to us - it's just fucking bullshit. And you know it is. You know it.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed Jun 17, 2015, 06:56 AM (1 replies)

Why would anyone go into politics for respect?

Great quote from O"Malley - and a great article if you haven't seen it before-


 “People in our country can become very famous overnight,” he pointed out. Besides, he went on, laughing: “Why would anyone go into politics for respect? You don’t go into politics for respect. You go into politics to get something done

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sun Jun 14, 2015, 01:14 PM (2 replies)

That's why I'm ready for O'Malley

But rest assured - she will not appoint a person to the SCOTUS that would rule in favor of not allowing black women (in particular due to disparities in our criminal justice system) to vote.

I live in Hunterdon County NJ - just 10/15 minutes from the Bucks County PA border. I was getting rural Eastern PA, elderly, shut ins, people without cars to the polls in 2008. In 2012 - due to a discriminatory voter ID law, PA was a nail biter - specifically in Philly. If that Governor had been successful - the Pennsyltuckys would have determined those EC votes.

This isn't three dimensional chess or political gamesmanship, this is real. The Republicans have taken over local and state governments. They have a strangle hold in the House until 2020. The Rs have a lot of seats in play in 2016 in the Senate. I'm not sure we can be successful - but we can try.

If we aren't successful - as of 8 am today - the only thing standing between us these awful people - just awful and rotten to the core is going to be a woman named Clinton, or a man named Sanders, or a man named O'Malley. Not a single one will allow gerrymandering that disenfranchises us all (liberals/progressives) any more than we have already been.

When I left Western NY in 2006 for the warmth of more prosperous suns - there were about 700 K reasonable, sane people in the greater Rochester area. There were a half million people in all of Wyoming. I want to make sure the reasonable people don't have their districts dissolved into Genessee and Wayne counties. And rest assured those assholes in the House would love nothing more than to take the power of the voters in Rochester away.

The SCOTUS appointments that will happen in the next Administration are the long game for a lot of people. Our baby boomers are going to be a huge population. We can't give up seats to Gerry Mandering that will be filled with cruel people who have zero respect for how they changed the world for women, minorities, the GLBT community, etc etc.

The biggest users of my community kitchens ovens this winter were elderly men in my community who never quite learned how to *cook* - but could use our gas ovens for a few hours to keep their utility bills down - and learn in the process. This is the 6th wealthiest county in America - and our poor aren't poor enough for Republicans. Our elderly aren't cold enough, and our children aren't hungry enough.

So in my subject line I said I'm ready for O'Malley. But I'm also ready for Hillary or Sanders - or even Webb.

They won't throw us away and appoint another ass wipe like Scalia or Alito who are just there to serve the Kochs.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Sat May 30, 2015, 06:32 AM (1 replies)

Respectfully Disagree - That's not why orpupilofnature57 was blocked

In Late Summer and early fall of 2014 orpupil came into the group, dropped bombs - then went about deleting them so we wouldn't have a record.

Orpupil then ignored the group/until there was a perfect opportunity to come in and drop disrespectful one liners to two of the group hosts. Neither of us are Clinton supporters/boosters.

Three times we politely asked orpupil to leave.

Then orpupil put (per a post there made by orpupil) two of the Group Hosts on ignore.

And since orpupil had us on ignore AFTER we politely asked him/her to leave - he/she couldn't see our explanation.

We aren't as heavy handed as many groups on DU - and are pretty tolerant - unless someone is disrespectful to the group or a regular participant. That's what happened.

For the record - there is no grand, great love for Hillary back there. You might want to take a look see at some of LiberalStalwart's posts.

Right now - we are all over the board.

You offered not one fact that she was an agent for this Oligarchy of which you speak - just one liners. Not one explanation.

And now you continue.

But that's AOK - because everyone else can see for themselves what really happened there.

We don't have a 'work space' - group hosts at DU. And our group host team believes in transparency and politely asking people to leave. So it's all there to see. It's all there.

Posted by JustAnotherGen | Fri May 29, 2015, 10:57 AM (2 replies)

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I voted to leave it as I don't see how you broke TOS. Making a suggestion here - measure your words and how you approach things.

I'm on board. I've found quoting Republican Gomorrah to be quite effective at getting my point across.

High lighting Dobson, connecting into the Prince/Devos clan (they've been funding this bullshit Dominionst agenda for years), etc etc.

The minute you bring up Erik Prince (he used to wn the company Blackwater) you gain allies.

I'm a UU and have been in the Braintree Church ( the one Abigail Adams father was a pastor at) - I'm a believer in the philosophy of a Jewish Rabbi - but much like John Adams - see no need for the words of that person (of two human beings none of that virgin birth nonsense for me) to be imprinted on the laws of America.

Dominionists are at war with the Founding Fathers desire to not see religion imposed on the people of this country in a way that gives us bullshit like the 100 years war.

So welcome to DU! There are some UUs here as well as agnostics and atheists and they see things as they are. They see these people who manipulate and twist to drive a Christian Theocratic Government into America.

Just quote Republican Gomorrah, The Family, etc etc when you post - and when all else fails go to Erik Prince.

What do you think of Maverick PAC? You familiar with it it? He spoke at their big meeting last September. And his words were kind of chilling. And these are the "under 40 Republicans" that are getting into local and state government and attacking from the under belly. We've got one on our local school board that my local No Labels chapter is going after with a vengeance.

One more thing - when you have a former Governor of Utah who is a Mormon and a former ambassador to China in the Obama Administration and Joe Manchin coming together to wake people up - you have the beginning of a movement. Look into a local No Labels chapter - in NJ we are pulling from all political ideology and saying "this is what we agree on. How can we stop Christie - how can we stop the TEAS (I think they are Dominionst in core philosophy) and grab hold of our local governments now in case we have a Religious freak like Ted Cruz as the President.

Christie is just rotten - but Cruz - is frightening.
Posted by JustAnotherGen | Wed May 20, 2015, 04:42 AM (1 replies)
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