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January 28, 2013

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I didn't think anyone actually said "fudgepackers" anymore. I mean, what is this, third grade?

Wait. Yeah. I'll be over here.

A.

Some people's ignorance of history--and not that distant history--is amazing.

"Some people's ignorance of history...-is amazing."

FTFY

1) "Bradley Manning, is gay. Talk to any shrink and they will tell you flat out"

Uh, according to the APA's code of ethics, it is unethical to diagnose someone wihtout having a face to face.

I REALY love how the freeper types always seem to be able to resort to an unnamed but unassailable authority that is impossible to actually verify (by corallary, they themselves couldn't actually get these "facts" so they are making them up.). Kind of goes along with the idea that they are overly dependent on an authoritarian type of regime.

Of course, I am avoiding the question on homosexuality as a psychiatric disorder (and that it was dropped from the DSM long ago although adjustement is still a diagnosis).

2) Good mention on the blacks in the days of Ozzie and Harriet.

My folks spent their teens in the depression (and my father was in a mill town that was bad enough that it was a focus of a national expose on conditions in mill towns). I find it interesting that their nostalgia included Spanky and the Gang and a carefree life.

The best I can come up with involves that Spanky was their entertainment as well as presenting a carefree escape from the actual depression. Not to mention that the gang ran wild - today they would be arrested on the spot.

Likewise in the theme song for "All in the Family" is the line "Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again." (from memory). Hoover presided over the economic plummet to the Great Depression. Plus he left the ruins for the next administration to take the blame for and to clean up. Not exactly someone that I can see waxing nostalgic for.

The deal would be, though, that you’d have to behave within the expectations of that culture in order to thrive.
When the "expectation" is that minorities should tolerate and accept that they are second class participanst in that culture, how is that "the absolute best circumstances"?

Thanks, Tommy, for the interposition of the Civil Rights photos with MrB's ahistorical nonsense. The last one particularly kicks ass.

Women in the front lines is stupid — we’ve decided we aren’t going to fight anymore. [January 23, 2013 2:41:58 PM by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)]
@Austan_Goolsbee:
Sec Panetta watches Sec Clinton kick their asses in Benghazi hearing, removes ban on women in combat roles

Random thought: If all women who want to serve in combat are lesbian, does that mean that all men who want to serve in combat are gay?

Likewise in the theme song for "All in the Family" is the line "Mister we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again." (from memory). Hoover presided over the economic plummet to the Great Depression. Plus he left the ruins for the next administration to take the blame for and to clean up. Not exactly someone that I can see waxing nostalgic for. [MapleStreet | January 28, 2013 at 13:33]

Which explains why you don't live in South Freepistan. I'm sure Tommy has a photo of that George W. "Miss me yet?" billboard.

--Kibitzer

"I'm sure Tommy has a photo of that George W. "Miss me yet?" billboard."

I do indeed.

I made a Demotivational poster of it that says "NO - fuck off and die" in the bottom caption.


Tommy

I was expecting some variant of "I'll show her MY full member" as a response to the lesbian spouse article.

Not sure if I'm disappointed that I'm not psychic or glad that no one made the comment.
I suspect it might be too clever and intellectual for anyone to have thought up.

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