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They Are Always With Us

So a judge admits the obvious that the McCarthy era day of prayer law, yet another Republican effort to render “Thou shalt not use the name of the Lord, thy G-d, in vain” totally meaningless, violated the Constitution.

At my Mother’s CNN’s Headline News is on and they are asking for feedback on the issue and this woman from Ohio calls in and says that since we have to celebrate Martin Luther King [Jr.] Day, Black History month, and Cinco de Mayo, there is no reason that there shouldn’t be a National Day of Prayer. And she goes on to say that the government is moving towards minorities and away from religious people.

She stopped then. I guess the rinse fill started and she wanted her Klan robes to be fluffy. I was on an EEO panel for years, and grew up in the segregated South – I know it when I hear it.


1 jams O'Donnell { 04.16.10 at 4:03 pm }

Apologies for this but what is an EEO panel?
.-= last blog ..Ted – Lord of? =-.

2 Bryan { 04.16.10 at 4:21 pm }

My fault, not yours, Jams, Equal Employment Opportunities panels review complaints of discrimination in the work place. They are internal to the business. If the employee doesn’t feel the problem was addressed they can complain to the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, or go to court.

We heard racial bias complaints from employees, as well as other forms of bias and were expected to render an opinion as to whether the complaint was valid.

In general the cases weren’t very subtle, so the decisions were straight forward.

3 Bryan { 04.18.10 at 10:26 pm }

Mr. Duff, I would suggest you do some reading on the Segregated South. Look for lynching and you’ll find it.

People who hate are a problem for policemen as they tend to upset an civil society, usually with violence. Policemen don’t like violence because it generates a lot of paperwork.

People are free to believe whatever they want, as lot as they don’t violate other peoples’ rights by action based on those beliefs. Haters seem to think that civil rights is a zero sum system, that if someone else has rights, those rights must have been taken from the haters. They really are pathetic creatures, who occasionally turn vicious.

4 Steve Bates { 04.19.10 at 1:33 am }

“Why everyone should love everyone – or else!” – Duff

Duff, I suppose we can conclude from that statement that there is no danger of your ever loving everyone? anyone? hel-LO?

5 Kryten42 { 04.19.10 at 2:31 am }

Oh Geez… The clueless unimaginative little troll is back *SIGH*

And I’d been thinking we’d finally gotten rid of it. I guess he’s nowhere else to go. That’d be my luck lately.

I thought that the quiet from the usual wingnuts was too good to last.

Bryan, The troll probably can read, but anything with facts in it would probably make it ill. Don’t bother. You know these nuts would never allow any fact to get in the way of their fantasies.

6 Bryan { 04.19.10 at 5:10 pm }

Yes, Mr. Duff, the police are required by law and custom to be egalitarian in their policy of arresting anyone who causes trouble without regard to their sex, race, creed, birth place, etc.

You have the right to hate anyone for any reason, but that is not a license to inflict your views on others, nor is it a defense against criticism. My staunch support of your right to be jerk, doesn’t mean I can’t point out that you are being a jerk,

Whining is not a very attractive trait. People complaining about those who hate, is not a government action. The Tories were the first to invoke “political correctness” during the early 20th century, and still do it under the guise of patriotism. What happened to the “Dixie Chicks” band as a result of a comment at a performance in the UK was “political correctness” and the “thought police” in its purest form. Projection is no more attractive than whining.

7 Badtux { 04.20.10 at 11:41 am }

Whining is not attractive, Mr. Duff.
.-= last blog ..Holly Miranda =-.

8 Bryan { 04.20.10 at 10:05 pm }

Mr. Duff, just because you are free to speak, doesn’t mean that others are forced to listen.

If you want to run a private bus system for whites in Georgia, you certainly can, but don’t expect the benefits of being a public system, like bus stops, because you have to arrange those on your own. There are a lot of religious groups who have bus systems limited to their members, as do many local retirement homes.

What you can’t do is discriminate as a public business, and the rules are laid out. Now you are getting into business law that varies from state to state, so you need to do more research before you make blanket claims.

9 Kryten42 { 04.21.10 at 10:35 am }

If the troll wants to keep company with people such as this, let him. You can tell a bigoted moron from the company he keeps. And you know that old saying… ‘Like likes like”. 😆


The problem the would have of course is that they could only win a game when they played another all white team, and since any game will be bound to be boring as hell… I don’t see how they’d be able to fund it. Then again… All the complete morons that watch/read FAUX would probably pay to see the games even if they really suck! (They have to prove they belong to the *right* club after all!) 😈

(Apologies in advance… FAUX warning!!)

All-White American Basketball Team To Form In 12 Cities

Yeah… Good thing sane rational people don’t go near FAUX for facts or news! Their tag line really should be “FAUX News… Wrong as always!”

(PS. I saw this on The Daily Show last week. Jon really had some fun with it, and showed the Usual FOX moronic gossip mongers having the usual epiphanies over the idea! So… I google… and was amazed to discover pages on it! Americans have no lives and way too much time on their hands! Here’s an idea… if you all are so bored and have nothing better to do, why not try to fix the broken Nation? I know, I know… It’s nowhere near as much fun as creating orgasmic fantasy lands, and you may actually have to actually *DO* something sensible, realistic and positive for a change… Ehhh… What am I thinking… It’ll never happen.) 🙄

10 hipparchia { 04.21.10 at 10:57 am }

All-White American Basketball Team To Form In 12 Cities

i was nutty about basketball when i was a kid, and for years i sooooooo wanted to grow up to be the token short, white, female harlem globetrotter, and i mean that seriously.

11 Bryan { 04.21.10 at 5:16 pm }

What does anyone expect when millions of city kids are left with nothing but concrete and asphalt to play on, and then nothing larger than half a basketball court. The good players float to the top.

Out in the suburbs kids have some choices, but not in US cities. When you have to be a WASP to be allowed access to a golf course or tennis court, it’s not surprising it took a long time to see any city kids [black, brown, or white] among the professional players.