Uh, You Won – Why Are You Pissed?


Good news:

South Carolina House votes to remove Confederate flag from state house grounds

The Confederate battle flag, a polarizing fixture on South Carolina’s statehouse grounds for half a century, will flap in the wind no longer.

Early Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 94-20 to remove it, giving final approval to a bill that passed the Senate earlier in the week.

The vote count was more than the two-thirds needed — but it came after a handful of lawmakers mounted a tenacious last stand, proposing amendment after amendment that led the debate to drag on more than 12 hours.

The bill now goes to Gov. Nikki Haley, who has said she will sign it into law.

“Today, as the Senate did before them, the House of Representatives has served the State of South Carolina and her people with great dignity,” Haley said in a statement early Thursday.

“It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state.”

Yay! Let’s celebrate! Everyone should be happy now, right?


I will never understand some people.

About Dr. Myiq2xu

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102 Responses to Uh, You Won – Why Are You Pissed?

  1. Dora says:

    Everybody must get stoned. This has always been one of my Dylan favorites. Actually, he does look as if he might be a bit stoned himself. 🙂


    Boomer Anthems: “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35”

  2. Lulu says:

    Last week I saw about 5 Confederate flags in the cemetery where a lot of my ancestors are buried. I had never seen a Confederate flag there in my five decades or so of going there. Lots of American flags at veteran’s graves but never another flag. One of my uncles had an honor guard at his funeral because he is a decorated Korean war hero. There are probably twenty confederate veterans buried there with a couple of hundred veterans of other wars. It is also a private cemetery. Is Ollie going to drive out in the middle of booneyville and remove those flags? Does he think he can shame people into removing those and eradicating the history of horror and sacrifice? These were poor men. Many drafted. Living, working and sweating in a wilderness. Shits like Ollie don’t get to dictate what we remember.

    • DeniseVB says:

      If the south is so racist, why do so many minorities still live there? In the end, all those “confederates” where living under one flag anyhow, battle flags were something entirely different.

      I’m so glad people like owillis will finally bring peace to the streets of Chicago because symbols, not thugs, murder. 😉

  3. Dora says:

    Now that the Confederate Flag is being taken down and we won’t have to worry about any more mass murders in this country, maybe it’s time for the merchants to stop profiting off of guys like him.

    The Confederate Battle flag is being cleansed in a Stalinist purge, being banned from sale by major businesses including Walmart, Amazon and Google Shops.

    Yet those merchants are still selling goods glorifying the late mass-murdering communist leader Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara despite complaints and petitions from customers.


  4. Lulu says:

    “GOP leaders fear damage to party’s image as Donald Trump doubles down”. Isn’t this the same argument used against Hillary in 2008? Shut up racist! Burn him! he hates the sweet,act of love peasants of Mexico completely ignoring federal law and are “afraid”. If I broke federal law I would be afraid too. You are supposed to be afraid unless you are barbarian psychos like ISIS. Only they are using Hispanics this time instead of blacks. It’s a stretch since blacks are actually citizens and have every right to be here. The pretzel logic is amazing.

    • 49erDweet says:

      In this case everything after the first three words is superfluous. They say it all.

      • DeniseVB says:

        This explains Trump’s surge very well :

        You’re going to love Trump’s answer to this NBC reporter when she drills him about owning, and then using, a gun.

        It’s adorable that she thought she was going to lead this interview. Bless her heart.

        You know what Trump needs to do?

        Give a class to all the other candidates on how to be a Grade-A pitbull. Because we need more pitbull. And frankly, that’s why he polls well. Because people are HUNGRY for a guy (or gal) on our side of the aisle that refuses to allow the media to drag him around by the collar and kowtow and act like bow-tied little boy in the front row at church.

        Little boys in the front row at church are what we all want to raise, y’all. But they have no business in politics.

        If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past six years, it’s that politics is disgusting and ugly and nasty and cut-throat. At every level. And we need someone who is willing to get down and dirty and not only throw punches, but do some serious street fighting. Because liberals will take every opportunity to destroy us.

        Trump is a street fighter. And I’m not going to lie – I like that about the guy.

        And no, I’m not saying that he’s my pick for president. What I am saying is that we need more street fighters on our side of the aisle.

        You can see the vid here:

  5. Dora says:

    The good pastor asks – “When did the facts become irrelevant?” Quite a while ago, I’m afraid. 😦

    Pastor To Hispanic Congregation Speaks Out On Trump Immigrant Crime Statement


    • leslie says:

      Before I retired, I worked closely with many Mexican-Americans who agree with the author of ^this^ Daily Caller article. Most of them send money back to their families. Many are working within the prescribed protocol to get their parents or siblings here – the same way they came here. They are very angry when they see this government working so hard on behalf of the undocumented/illegals. There I said it.

    • 49erDweet says:

      It was rhetorical. To be clear, the pastor in question is supporting Trump’s claims.

  6. Myiq2xu says:
    • DeniseVB says:

      Ahhhh, truth is now the new hate speech 😉

    • Lulu says:

      Frank Bruni is/was a food writer. He also takes very good dictation. This kind of crap was supposed to be directed at Cruz but his employer had to switch to The Donald at the last minute like the rest of the elites. You can tell they are having some issues getting their shit straight. Like 37% of federal convictions in 2014 were illegal aliens. Just think if they were deported, diverted from entry, etc how much crime would decrease, the suffering avoided and the costs not paid. Shameful.

      • piper says:

        Hmmmm – now we have food writer masquerading as political writers because they know how to follow recipes. Just shut up and cook 🍜

        • Lulu says:

          I don’t think Bruni cooks. I think he only eats. And then writes about what he shoved into his gob. Same thing with his political writing.

        • leslie says:

          Too true, piper. My own brilliant mother (with true Mensa intelligence) said that although she never learned to cook before she got married, she had learned how to read. She figured that was all she needed. (She wasn’t a very good cook, but she was a great reader and her efforts were Herculean.)

  7. helenk3 says:


    The Donald is doing what the republicans are afraid to do, and the people are loving it

  8. helenk3 says:

    I think the supreme court decisions were a tipping point and people are starting to fight back and that is why The Donald is so high in the polls. He is giving them a voice and not backing down. No I do not want him for president but I do love how he is making the left become unhinged

      • Dora says:

        The republicans are becoming unhinged too. 🙂

        • Lulu says:

          They had worked everything out like with Obama and Hill in 2008 and now the The Donald has messed it up. It is like when a popular, teacher’s pet, rich teenager plans a big party and then some schlub comes in and throws another one in competition and everyone goes to the tacky fun party. They feel dissed. And yes we mean to diss you idiots.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Trumps also forcing candidates to talk about important issues. I caught part of a Frank Luntz panel this morning where they were whining about politicians talking like politicians and begging for money is a turnoff. Trump isn’t doing that.

      Some are still critical of Walker not finishing college (a semester short). My neice got two years credit at UNH for serving 6 years in the Coast Guard, I would think Walker surely deserves that degree by now.

    • foxyladi14 says:


  9. elliesmom says:

    Who’s going to drag Willis into the 21st century? The 19th brought the Civil War where more Americans died for freedom for blacks than than died to save the freedom of the whole world in WWII. The 20th century brought civil rights laws that cemented the rights of black people to be treated equally in school, in the workplace, in the marketplace, in real estate, and in government. Affirmative action put them at the head of line. What does the grievance industry want from the 21st? The right to sell drugs and shoot each other with impunity? Cradle to grave financial support? I’m at a place where I really want to know what comes next. I know Ta-nehisi Coates wants reparations from us all. I say send him a bill for his share of the cost of the Civil War, including payment to the descendants of 750,000 lives who died for his freedom. My ancestors owned no slaves and died for their freedom. I’d like my share, please. But unless Oliver steps up to the plate and says what he’s asking for, he just looks like a whiny-ass-titty-baby.

    • swanspirit says:

      Ta-nehisi Coates went to the same high school as my kids. the one where my daughter had to go from class to class with an escort for her own safety. He can kiss my rosy pink butt, reparations my ass.

    • leslie says:

      You may be onto something, Helen.
      I came to TCH this morning after reading something from the local e-“news”paper. On June 18, a 22y/o man who had posted a comment of a Chicago rapper on his FaceBook page was gunned down because the comment was not flattering. On July 3, in a nearby shopping mall, 3 gang members got into a fight for the same reason – a negative comment about that same Chicago rapper. The rapper had been gunned down in May because he rapped about the gangs and gun violence.
      I think they do want to be able to rage and sell and kill with impunity. I think this recent “activity” is only just the beginning.
      BTW: The local shopping mall I spoke of is in a suburb across from a quiet Jewish neighborhood adjacent to the Chicago city limits.

    • angienc says:

      Awesome post elliesmom!

  10. helenk3 says:


    I would like to see the team leave DC and for that city not to have a football team

    • Lulu says:

      Bernie is being used to get Hill out so Lizzie the fake Indian Harvard law school elite can just waltz in. All of the bobo heads running in the Repub primary were to make Jeb! look like a moderate and intelligent and reasonable guy. Trump makes Jeb! look like a bowl of pudding. I am thinking the private polling is much worse than what is being made public thus the freakout by Dems and Repubs.

  11. helenk3 says:


    Gee I thought you just had to have the grades and money to take these courses

  12. piper says:

    OT, Message to Al Gorebull,
    Where’s summer and all that global warming sh###t, another cold day here in downtown Wisconsin. 2 days of 80s then back in the freeze – unhappy camper 😰

    • leslie says:

      Summer is in Italy where my daughter is biking in the mountains w/friends. They will probably never go there again – at least not in the summer.

    • 49erDweet says:

      We had summer rain yesterday afternoon. 6 drops on the windshield. With lightning strikes in the dry grass. 😩

  13. Kathy says:

    People like Willis will never be happy. I think they really want reparations plus a magic wand to make every downtrodden African American turn into Beyoncé.

  14. Kathy says:

    I am proud of South Carolina today–I have relatives there and I don’t think many outside the South realize that in many older Southern communities, there are deep friendships that between blacks and whites, especially older ones. And, without rioting and looting, South Carolina did the right thing. This doesn’t fit the media narrative of “dumb, racist Southerners.”

  15. Myiq2xu says:

    Trump is like Ross Perot – rich enough to not GAF and self-finance a campaign.

    • Ivory Bill Woodpecker says:

      Former Monster here.

      The Klown’s speculation has occurred to me as well, but then I remembered something.

      Balzac is said to have said, “Behind every great fortune there lies a great crime”, or words to that effect.

      Jeb! just needs to call some of his daddy’s old chums at “The Company” to do some digging, and find “the great crime” at the foundation of Trump’s fortune, and threaten to expose it. Trump will meekly take a dive, and then refrain from “going Perot” after Jeb! is nominated.

      If by chance Trump is honest :roll:, I expect The Company is capable of fabricating a crime which would stand up in the court of public opinion; it would not be necessary to convict him in a court of law.


  16. 49erDweet says:

    To answer señor Klown’s question, children always remain angry for a longer period after a spat, no matter who wins. Ollie is tré immature.

    • Lulu says:

      Rick is following the party line. Trump is talking about Illegal aliens not native born or legal immigrant Hispanics. He should be ashamed.

      • 49erDweet says:

        Interesting. The GOP pols deliberately misrepresenting Trump’s statements are self-identifying themselves as establishment puppets. Saves us sooo much time.

        • jeffhas says:

          Yeah – I saw Perry already say this cr*p on Hannity (which is really unwatchable sometimes) – I watched Hannity give Perry a pretty tough time about ‘what is it that Trump is saying that’s not true?’ – Perry went right off my list of potentials while stuttering to respond – I wouldn’t vote for him if he got the nomination, I’ll just sit it out thank you very much.

          • votermom says:

            I think Perry hired the same geniuses on his campaign staff that McCain did.

          • leslie says:

            Glad to hear Hannity gave Perry problems about what he said. I wish I had seen it. But I have such difficulty watching Hannity that I either watch reruns of almost any cop show or read before I go to bed.

    • jeffhas says:

      Blah Blah Blah… you’re spouting platitudes in a sound-bite world man…

      “Donald, I saw your tweet”…. so let me go back in my time machine and deliver a speech based on a steaming pile of cliches.

      I love the part (you mean the whole video?) where he attempts to take the moral high ground…. and especially the part where Donald should come to Texas to see Hispanics – I suspect Trump has employed, met, worked with, supported, and promoted more Hispanics then Perry has ever personally met.

      This guy knows he is going to be lucky just to make the top 10.

      • 49erDweet says:

        He’s out-ta-there. We had a saying during a former war. “He’s already been hit. He just doesn’t know it yet, and is still standing”.

  17. Myiq2xu says:
  18. mothy67 says:

    The polls have to be way off on Trump. I hear people everywhere talking about him. People have seen the pics of illegals shooting the bird a big fuck you and your laws. Hillary seems like she has gone off the rails. I question her sanity. Like Cruz but the lack of executive experience at this time is a concern. Donald keeps refreshingly saying I love America. He has run his own empire. Look what he did for the rink in Central Park. He gets stuff done. Would hire the best. I have not met one person that supports Jeb. I think he is an anathema to independents but we are told he is front runner. Think all hed was name recognition.

  19. lyn says:

    I think this fits in here.

  20. SHV says:

    “Feds Spend $299K to Make College Engineering More ‘Inclusive’”
    This program is for LGBTQ etc., a few years ago there was a big push to dumb down Freshman Calculus for Engineering students because a “disproportionate” number of AA students failed and therefore limited diversity. I guess Newton and Leibnitz were racists.

  21. Myiq2xu says:

    It’s not the flag. It was never about the flag. It was always about politics.

    • leslie says:

      I’m leaving for an appointment, but I just need to say that with this administration it has always been about the politics. From “I won” to “It’s the GOP’s fault” it has always been about politics and turning one against the other. To that end, they have ruined this country. I don’t know what else they could have wanted. Do you?

      • piper says:

        Really Leslie,
        You were looking for respect, responsibility and a take charge work effort. This current administration is too busy looting the treasury and destroying our history sort of like ISIS, a team that obama is in awe of and preferablly wants to emulate.here with the adoring media hyping his soaring rhetorical ………….

  22. mothy67 says:

    Ever read Kafka’s The Hunger Artist. Been years but it has stuck with me. My details might be a little off but as I recall there was a man who people came to see because he was suffering. He didn’t eat so as to deprive himself(I think of Egan Schiele) over time people stopped looking at him but were instead capitavated by a caged panther with all of its feral nature on display. May have been a tiger or lion it has been over 30 years since I read it. I see the Donald response as something akin. The endless prattle of politicians saying nothing is a turn off. I can not grasp what the hell Hillary is doing. She should have come out fighting maybe to Pat Benatar’s Hit me with a Big Rock. Instead she comes off as so afraid to not offend that there is no there there. I worked hard for her. I fought all the way when she shed her crocodile tears in New Hamster I fell for it. Phone banks, parades, marches, standing on highways with her signs. The person I believed I was supporting never existed. Once bitten twice shy. You chose to be the leader of the free world no one made you. Do not whine sexism/racism to avoid responsibility. I feel like I am in some phantagasmoric dream when I watch the news. I wonder if I am just a character in Tom Robbins Skinny Legs and All as I wait for a bus. I am a huge fan of absurdity, political satare is not my cup of tea too personal. Bonfire of the Vanities was a book I read in one night I was engaged. I have talked to Ivy League do gooders who believe that is a real world. They are so limited when it comes to humor. My two favorite books ever written are The Thorn Birds and the Stand both I consumed in one night. Separate nights but I was so young my birth person was a member of a book club she forgot to send them back. In so doing she gave me a gift. .I have studied lit for years but those two books changed my life. I read about Maggie Cleary and her poor little brother Stu. Oddly Stu is a Character in the Stand.
    I am so pathetic takes me so long to get to a point. I love books my joy by following others thoughts and imaginations is best teacher ever. I like Beloved when I read it decades ago it was not yet a black book. Repression love pain Isolation was what I read. First time I read it I saw a horror story. It is painful. I read it again. Hurt much less its Freud a ghost story and a hard one to read/watch. Essence was denial of pain. You shut off the bad you have to shut off the good. I think Morrison is all she has been given Beloved may tell a bit of a story about slavery but it should not be left in a slot. I if I never do another thing right encountered a kid that no one cared about. I read The Potter books aloud. So basic love reading!#!!!! My fantasy ex wife Dolly gives a million books away a year.

  23. Myiq2xu says:
  24. Kathy says:

    CNN is out to destroy Trump. They are constantly hammering him with such childish glee that it is frightening.

    On a separate track, I would bet that less than five percent of the population knows that a Southern democrat raised the Confederate battle flag. And the ‘Solid South’ of that period was democratic segregationist.

  25. piper says:

    Stole this from a poster on MOTUS (stealing is good now)

  26. helenk3 says:

    Report: More than 25 million people affected by US Office of Personnel Management data breach, sources tell @ABC
    Read more on abcnews.go.com

    think we can get the people who are supposed to protect us to give a damn about this instead of the confederate flag?

  27. helenk3 says:

    Photo: Snow seen at entrance to California’s Yosemite National Park at Tioga Pass; drivers advised to carry chains – @Caltrans9

    about that global warming thingy

  28. helenk3 says:

    Nephew: Former Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal dies – @AFP
    Read more on yahoo.com

  29. DeniseVB says:

    For those who like polls….as supportive as I am for Trump, I voted Walker 😀


  30. Mt.Laurel says:

    Related to the discussion yesterday on formalizing end of life planning, starting with making it a billable service, here is a link to a CMS Fact Sheet from their Media releases for June 2015. It is about a third of the way down. This is just a summary but it has been on the Medicare table for discussions for a while. There are more details but this sheet provides the basic outline and is most likely the starting point for many of the articles cropping up over the past couple weeks. As I mentioned, this is something most docs do anyway but has always been a private conversation between doctor/patient. Creating a billing code is seen as the first step. The desired goal is to make it mandatory – including feedback to CMS on said discussion with patients/family.


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