Erasing History

Ass Press:

Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate monuments Monday morning, becoming the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation racism and white supremacy.

The Liberty Monument, which commemorates whites who tried to topple a biracial post-Civil War government in New Orleans, was taken away in pieces around 5:35 a.m. after a few hours of work.

The removal happened early in the morning in an attempt to avoid disruption from supporters who want the monuments to stay, some of whom city officials said have made death threats.

Workers who took the monument down Monday could be seen wearing bulletproof vests, military-style helmets and scarves that obscured their faces. Police were also on hand, including officers who watched the area from atop the parking garage of a nearby hotel.

Three other statues to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and P.G.T. Beauregard and Confederate States of America President Jefferson Davis will be removed in later days now that legal challenges have been overcome.

“There’s a better way to use the property these monuments are on and a way that better reflects who we are,” New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said in an interview Sunday with The Associated Press.

They got the Confederate flag, but that wasn’t good enough. They won’t stop pushing until they get it all. Pretty soon they’ll be burning books.

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187 Responses to Erasing History

  1. votermom says:

    Robert E. Lee?

    F**king Fascists.

    All Hail Oceana.

    • kanaughty says:

      Lol, get your whambulances ready for supposed journalists who actually have to work for a day. Lol

  2. Dora says:

    As a lover of history, this makes me sick!

  3. Dora says:

    It began as a teacher-student relationship. How very romantic. (Sarc)


    ‘At 17, Emmanuel told me he’d marry me’: How 39-year-old French presidential favourite Macron’s wife – who is his ex-teacher and 25 years his senior – is set to become France’s First Lady at age of 64

    Emmanuel Macron, 39, met wife Brigitte Trogneux, 64, when she was his teacher

    Presidential hopeful was 15 when he met his future wife at a private Jesuit school

    • Anthony says:

      I’ve always said you’ve gotta watch those Jesuits…

    • votermom says:

      his wife is a perv

    • Ann says:

      She looks fantastic for 64, but that is creepy as hell (and yes, I’d find it creepy if he was 64 and she was 39).

      In most countries, this would doom him. Gotta love the French!

      • Ann says:

        Clarifying because what I wrote wasn’t exactly what I meant: creepy because he was 15 (or 17 depending on what you read) and she was 39 (or 40) at the time they “met” “got together” “became involved” (again, depends on what you read).

        If they had first met when he was in his 30s and her in her 50s or 60s, I would not have thought twice about it (there is a vast disparity in a 25 year age difference when one party is 15 than when someone is older with life experience).

          • Venus says:

            Lol my thoughts exactly Swannie — no need for apologies/clarifications. It’s creepy.

          • Somebody says:

            Her youngest child is 30 years old and helping on the campaign. She has two other children, not sure of their ages, I can’t seem to find that information. Apparently they carried on an affair for about 12 years before she divorced and they married. I’m guessing her oldest child is probably pretty close in age to her husband…….that is indeed creepy to the max.

    • kanaughty says:

      Whoa! Wowzer! That’s nuts!

  4. NBD says:

    Meh. I can’t get too excited about monuments that celebrate the slaveholders’ rebellion. They were horrible people, they lost the war. It’s long since time to move on. We don’t want monuments to Hillary cluttering up the place, do we?

    • Dora says:

      Robert E. Lee was not a slaveholder. His wife owned slaves, but he freed them.

    • jenlyn says:

      Don’t mean to be rude this early on a Monday but perhaps you need to read the non edited non written by Hilary history books before you start quoting about Robert E Lee. Furthermore I’d like to point to the fact that right now in America we’re tearing down historical statues due to alleged slights and what the current social movement peeps would want us to do is erect statues for criminals like blacklivesmatter people. And let’s remember the women were the last to get the right to vote and if we had to tear down every statue of every person that had slighted and or owned and or promoted the thick as a broomstick you can beat her with it rule we would have no statues in America. You have to own your history because someone famous or smart once said when you forget it you revisit it over and over. If I lived in New Orleans…..

      • lyn says:

        “You have to own your history” is what most grownups do (or should do).

        • lateblum says:

          And what jenlyn said.

        • The Ancient Egyptians owned slaves. So did the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks and Romans. Not only did the Aztec and the Maya own slaves, but they practiced human sacrifice. The Mongols liked to rape conquered women, and they conquered most of Asia and part of Europe. The peoples of Africa have engaged in every inhumanity known to man at one time or another. They practically invented chattel slavery.

          • Propertius says:

            Yes, slavery was ubiquitous in the pre-modern world (remember: one of the reasons Cicero gave for his opposition to Caesar’s invasion of Britain was that the Britons were too stupid to be useful slaves). And yes, most of the Africans who were sent to the New World as slaves were sold into bondage by their rulers, neighbors, or by Arab slavers. Since humanity itself originated in Africa, it’s quite possible that your contention that chattel slavery was invented in Africa is true (although the earliest written accounts of it go back to Sumer).

            So what?

            Does that mean that slavery ought to be valorized and commemorated on public property at public expense, particularly in a city whose citizens are largely descended from the enslaved? Until its inscription was edited a few years ago, the Liberty Monument specifically commemorated the restoration of “white supremacy” in New Orleans. Why in the world would would the government of a city that’s over 60% African-American pay to maintain a monument like that?

            If some private organization (like, say, the Sons of the Confederacy) wants to put up such a monument on private property, by all means let them do so. Maintaining it on public property with public money is another matter entirely. If they were so attached to the damned thing, they should have bought it from the city and set it up on private land somewhere.

    • lateblum says:

      I’m not certain what you mean when you say, “It’s long since time to move on”.
      Move on from what? If we move away from our history, if we deny our history, if we fail to learn from our history, we become like The People’s Republic where truth is only what we are allowed to hear. And who allows us to hear it is who determines what the truth is at any given moment. That is not history. That is story.
      BTW, I can promise you there will be a monument to Hillary somewhere. Who will dare to tear that down?

    • Anthony says:

      So you prefer to just erase history? Odd perspective

    • 49erDweet says:

      If it’s truly “time to move on” you also need to remove all the mirrors cluttering up your home.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Wars, vandals, mother nature and unappreciative humans have already destroyed many markers of history. But to start using PC idealism as a measure – where do you draw the line?

      Michelangelo’s David
      Augustus (Caesar) of Prima Porta
      Christ the Redeemer
      Terracotta Army
      Brigham Young Monument
      Gengis Khan the Equestrian
      Motherland (Russia) is Calling

      And let us not forget the religion of pieces has a history of obliterating ancient artifacts in an effort to wipe out any view but their own.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      You seem like a serious troll wannabe.

  5. Dora says:

    “Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”

    Heinrich Heine (1823)

  6. DandyTIger says:

    Same thing happening here in Charlottesvile, VA. The statue of Robert E. Lee is being sold/removed, and the park will be renamed. Irony is that they’re proud of their Thomas Jefferson (a slave owner who fathered children from slaves) statutes and home and university, but upset about Robert E. Lee (who never owned slaves). What they don’t see coming is that after all the other things are removed, Jefferson will be next.

    • blowme0bama says:

      Yup. They’ve been demanding that the iconic statute of Andrew Jackson on the horse in Jackson Square be removed too, though the City seems hesitant to go that far.

      They’ll want to burn down Monticello next.

      The Left is the American Taliban.

      • taw46 says:

        I read all of that when it happened. If I recall, it was Mayor Mitch Landrieu who started it, and 6 of the 7 City Council members who voted to remove the statues. To me, they are just history, not symbols. We learn from our history. But it is easier to get people riled up about symbols, blame their problems on symbols, than it is to address the very real issues that they have in New Orleans today. I would guess many residents and visitors in the city do not even know who the statues represented. There are people who say Andrew Jackson statue will be next, as will all street names.

        The left will want more and more, already demanding college names be changed, because founders owned slaves. So guess we can look forward to the toppling of Washington monument and changing the name of our Capitol city. Their base, those useful idiots, they just want to erase everything because they are judging the past by today’s standards. If we can’t see it, it didn’t happen. Their leaders, well they just want to discredit and destroy everything about the U.S., including the founding of this great nation. If we have nothing, no history, no heritage, much easier for the Marxists to get what they want.

  7. mothy67 says:

    I just saw Judd on youtube. Grow up. She had something bad happen to her. Dreadful acts. At some point you have to let go. Begin again. I do not mean to diminish her pain. If her uncle raped her that blows. My childhood was not fun. You move on or you commit suicide. You can take the scraps and make a meaningful life. It’s a choice. Why would anyone choose to live in pain. Judd is tormented. Walk away

    • swanspirit says:

      She is demented.

      • lateblum says:

        sadly, she has chosen to act out her pain like an adolescent. Probably because that was when her abuse took place. However, this won’t serve her well. In the end, if she doesn’t do something more positive with this rage, she will remain a very lonely and miserable woman who will most likely push away anyone and any idea that can support her to accept her past and commit to making positive changes in herself and in her future.

  8. taw46 says:

    Annnnd, up next — Sean Hannity. So predictable, everyone saw it coming. Same type of story, ‘he asked me to his room, I said no, I was never on his show again’.

    • swanspirit says:

      They removed the statues, they are removing anyone with a different opinion, and they already removed Bill O’Reilly, from Fox news. The neo-fascists left see Fox news as one of the big reasons Trump won the presidency, so they are removing it from the inside out.

      For some unfathomable reason, while flipping channels, I stopped at Crap News Network, and there was Alysyn Camerota, spilling all her delicious details of how she was harassed by Ailes while she was at Fox. He “sexually harassed” her, and when that stopped, he emotionally harassed her, because ” he knew I didn’t share his world view”.

      It was obvious to me, that if she wasn’t outright lying, she was embellishing to the point of falsehood, because she is on the bring down Fox bandwagon, and happy to be there. She was making that ” I’ll get you my pretty” wicked witch face. The only thing that was missing was the green makeup.

      It would not surprise me, to find that the corporate sponsors who left Bill O’Reilly colluded in some fashion to help bring about that result. And it isn’t even Tuesday.
      I guess that since they really can’t go after President Trump directly at this point in time, to “remove him” like a statue that offends their delicate sensibilities, they are removing anything they can, that they perceive supports him. That is what they would do to individuals as well, if they were in power. In the name of freedom of course.

      • jenlyn says:

        As a radical feminist I don’t believe a word they’re saying or maybe I believe a word out of the million that they’re saying. I work with the general public I am a Jewish woman with a handicap I work with gays lesbians blacks and Hispanics because my parents hire the very best regardless of color gender orientation you got it I love all of my co-workers like my family they are my family. When people don’t get what they want they go online and complain and the first thing they say because I happen to be white is she is a racist because in the current climate they think that will hurt the business it doesn’t but these women knew exactly where to hurt O’Reilly they knew exactly when they waited and it was an overthrow I don’t respect it if somebody sexually harassing me you go straight to the top. End of story they would have owned him then they would have lots of money and they probably would have been promoted instead they took him out and we don’t know if it’s true or not I’m going to say I would give him the benefit of the doubt over them because of the way they did it I like what Sarah Palin said the most about the situation and I refuse to listen to any of it because we are eating our own he really was one of the good guys and he’s gone now

        • Constance says:

          I think it is more a case of FOX News going for younger talent. First they tossed Greta, now O’Rielly. Tucker and Eric Bolling are solid but younger conservatives. “The Five” is a good watch but it is a relatively young group. Greta is back on cable on MSNBC, I don’t think O’Rielly will go away although at his age it would be reasonable to retire.

          • lateblum says:

            O’Reilly has a podcast scheduled for tonite. I’ve never listened to them and after visiting his website just now, I’m certain I won’t be listening because although it will be free for a week, access to his thoughts are pretty much limited to those who actually pay to hear him.

          • AFVet says:

            Still waiting for one of Shep’s boyfriends to speak up.
            Hey,….fair is fair right?

          • kanaughty says:

            If they’d only get rid of whiny shep, that make me very happy. I can’t stand that guy amd without cue cards he has no clue and no reasoning skills to figure out an ongoing story he is covering at his time slot.

          • Somebody says:

            Oh please, please, please let one of Shep’s boyfriends come out of the woodwork PUHLEEZ!!! Surely he’s pinched a young mail room clerk on the ass or something.

            Constance I agree with you up to a point, old or not O’Reilly was the ratings king. I think Rupert’s kids are purging FNC, I think there is much more at play here. In fact I honestly believe one of his kids leaked the O’Reilly stuff to the NYT. To my knowledge all of the allegations were old and had already been settled, on top of that Daddy had already signed O’Reilly to a big fat contract. The whole O’Reilly thing seemed very orchestrated to me. I bet there’s more to come, those kids won’t rest until FNC is MSNBC lite.

            Oh and yes The Five is somewhat younger with the exception of Bob Beckel.

          • 1539days says:

            I think there may be an overall desire to not rely on big stars anymore. Fox News skews old, but they have a higher total number of viewers in the key demo because they have that many overall viewers. Fox has also been a comedy of errors over the last year. Supposedly, Megyn Kelly was tired of BOR and Ailes and she left. Then Ailes was canned. Greta actually chose to leave by exploiting a part of her contract that allowed her to walk away if Ailes ever left.

            So, Megyn bumped Hannity to 10. Hannity bumped Greta to 7. Shep lost an hour an was only on at 3pm. Then Fox lost their 9pm, followed by their 7pm and eventually their 8pm. After 20 years, Tucker Carlson, who’s been on 2 other networks, is now in the prime spot on Fox News, Eric Billing has his own 5pm show and The Five is in prime time.

            Plus, Red Eye was cancelled this month for no particular reason. That’s why I stopped watching Fox.

  9. votermom says:

  10. votermom says:

    Guess what? I woke up late today, past 6 am, and hurried down and puppy was awake but afaict no accident! I’m so proud of him.
    Usually I try to wake up by 4am to let him go potty.
    Ok, thanks for letting me talk about pee. LOL

  11. Somebody says:

    Islam tears down monuments too, hmmm. Islam prefers to erase all traces of history and other cultures, hmmmm. I’m seeing a connection and both have to do with control.

  12. foxyladi14 says:

  13. Venus says:

    WaPo is seriously running a “hit” piece on Pence titled “Mike Pence thinks Hoosier is the Greatest Sports Movie. It Isn’t”

    They motherfuckers have lost their damned minds.

    PS: Hoosiers is my dad’s favorite movie.

    • lateblum says:

      “Hoosiers” is one of my favorite movies, as well. That’s why i own it. It may not be the best, but who cares. That said, I looked at the WaPo list and couldve added many more movies to that list. WaPo is really digging if they now feel they must criticize the movies our elected leaders like. I guess since criticizing VP Pence for his decisions to honor his marriage vows, they’ve run out of mean things to say.

      • lyn says:

        Katharine Graham needs to haunt WaPoop until all the widdle snowflakes flee in terror.

      • taw46 says:

        Now we are not allowed to choose our favorite movies? We must select from the list provided by our betters? Got it.

        *I like “Hoosiers” a lot.
        ** He could have selected “Breaking Away”. I really love that movie. 🚴🏻

        • lateblum says:

          I loved “Breaking Away”. ❤
          Our next door neighbor's son was attending IU at the time and was one of the bike racers in the movie. 🚴🏻

        • kanaughty says:

          Friday night lights and we are marshal are probably my favorite sports movies

    • The Greatest Sports Movie is Kingpin.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I have never seen Hoosiers (two of my brothers played basketball and I sat through enough high school and college games to last me three lifetimes). As I recall it was well regarded and continues to be a popular film about a team in — wait for it — Indiana. Why, yes intrepid reports at the Washington Post why in the world would Pence, a native born son and former governor of Indiana, favor a film about an INDIANA sports team.

      And they want to know why Trump is skipping their dinner party in honor of themselves?

      • DeniseVB says:

        Obviously Pence wouldn’t pick “Rudy” because Notre Dame thinks Pence is too scary to speak at their commencement 😉 (Rudy’s my favorite sports movie).

    • jenlyntx says:

      Well of course WAPO would hate Hoosiers. Movie promotes hard work, hard decisions, faith in God, and white men winning. Probably one of the top 100 best movies every made.

  14. Dora says:

  15. Somebody says:

    OT—–well happy my Monday, NOT. So I admit to spending a few minutes surfing the web, the kids were happy playing an educational game on hubby’s computer, bad move on my part. The game was over, they were quiet so I went to investigate and the floor all around hubby’s desk is flooded. What the hell??? I scan the horizon looking for cups from snack and I notice the youngest’s cup seems to be missing…….great fruit punch all over my wood floors. Dammit, now I have a sticky mess to clean up, argh!

    So I grab a roll of paper towels, get my fat ass down on my old decrepit hands and knees and begin to sop up the flood…….it doesn’t smell like fruit punch, it’s not red…..what is this?? Then out of the corner of my eye I see a diaper on the floor in the family room…..OMFG, I’m knee deep in piss. Apparently the youngest decided to take off her diaper, that’s a new one….guess she’s ready to potty train, but it would be nice if the middle child would finish potty training first. Actually, it would be nice if I wasn’t involved in potty training at all. I fucking HATE potty training, I suck at it. Weaning, no problem, teaching a child to read, tie shoes, etc., no problem…..potty training not so much. The only child I potty trained easily was my eldest daughter, only because she just up and started using the potty well before she was 2 all on her own without any accidents, just poof potty trained. I’ve potty trained my own 3 kids, my eldest grandchild, in the process of training the middle one and now I guess the youngest……sheesh that’ll be 6 kids when I’m done.

    It’s all cleaned up now, the floor wiped with lysol, mopped and then mopped again. I guess that’s what I get for thinking I could have a life……so off I go, wonder what gift awaits me as punishment for posting this?? I really need a vacation, but I’m not going to get one.

    Have a great Monday everybody!!!

  16. taw46 says:

    After about a zillion retweets of the story, she now says, well, it wasn’t exactly like I said….

    • lateblum says:

      Annnnd that’s what happens when you fight fire with the law.
      Good for Hannity !!!
      I say this even though I’m not a fan of his show. I don’t like these horrid personal slime attacks based on the desire to terminate the professional life of someone you disagree with.
      Was this supposed to be more civil than Antifa? Does FoxNews think they will be seen as different from Antifa or BAMN?

      • helenk3 says:

        the Sons are looking for excuses to turn FOX more to the left, like the other msm stations. Bad business move. But their wives are left wing. one works for the clinton bunch. Wonder who is the boss in that marriage?

        • Somebody says:

          Murdoch himself isn’t really conservative, that’s a common misconception about him. He simply saw a business opportunity because he realized half the US population didn’t have a news source giving their views any air time. He saw that opportunity and set out to exploit it and he certainly did in grand fashion. Now his kids will destroy it, you watch. They didn’t build it, they didn’t invest their time and money in it, so they have no appreciation for what their father accomplished. Like most of the younger generation they’re little snowflakes that let their emotions dictate.

          • 1539days says:

            Roger Ailes ran a channel called “America’s Talking” which had news and talk shows. NBC owned it and when it was in enough markets, they decided to turn it into MSNBC. Ailes wanted to run that too, but NBC thought he wasn’t qualified. Apparently, Rupert Murdoch thought Ailes could run a news network. Murdoch was right about that.

        • 49erDweet says:

          Why do you ask questions to which you already know the answer?

  17. helenk3 says:

    backtrack was on tv again today spouting his usual bs. I turned him off. He is like the drunk who will not leave the bar at closing. will he just go away and stop annoying people

  18. helenk3 says:


    April 24, 2017
    NY Times public editor lets slip the awful truth
    By Thomas Lifson

    Liz Spayd, the current public editor of the New York Times ran a column Sunday over the internal kerfuffle over the hiring of Bret Stephens from the Wall Street Journal, to join their stable of op-ed columnists. While the controversy is kind of fun to watch as we see the limits of tolerance over at the Gray Lady, the most interesting disclosure came in throwaway line, spotted by my friend Lauri Regan:

    “The Stephens episode touches the third rail of a debate surfacing as The Times looks to include a wider range of views, not just on the Opinion pages but in its news columns.”

    Lauri nails it: “News columns are now admittedly reflecting the reporter’s views.”

  19. helenk3 says:

    to deny Trump any credit, NYT denies 2100 years of history

  20. helenk3 says:

    Jadzia what is your opinion on this story?

    is he another backtrack?

  21. helenk3 says:

    today’s so called feminists confuse me. They want to hook up, kill the kid if there are consequences of the hook up , then they yell rape.
    The real victims of rape should want to slap these twits silly. Rape is an awful act of violence towards women, it is not a hookup and the guy not calling you again.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      They say they want no-strings sex, they get no-strings sex, then scream the roof down because they didn’t get the white picket fence.

      • jenlyntx says:

        Feminism, like the Democratic Party, is a real woman or a woman truly in needs worst enemy. All they want to do is f..k you :). Sorry, this girl prefers to do it old school I remember when Feminism mean something more than who could give the best bj and the Democrats were not just a shill group front for Black Lives Matter. Only people going to hell faster than a Republican not supporting Donald Trump are most Feminists, ALL Democrats, and–of course–ALL Black Lives Matter Morons.

  22. kanaughty says:

    I lived there and this is such bullshit. I hate the idea of erasing history. The confederates were americans too, they just wanted states rights over federal rights. I am glad it went the way it did, but their side of history should be remembered too so as to not repeat it and also those people literally have family lines in the south. So their families are getting shit on by this pc bullshit. Also this is just a way for mitch landrieu to distract from the real problems of that city like murders, gangs, car jackings, taxi bureau bullying, wicked potholes, and construction that never ends on napoleon to st. Charles ave for supposed better drainage in case of a flooding event. I think the same thing that ray nagin is in jail for is still going on there. Like for these statues, contractors are getting easy big bucks from the city to do this worthless, not solving any problems, thing. It’s a way to redistribute the wealth and gain contractor votes for the democrats like mitch.

    • helenk3 says:

      When I visited New Orleans one of the things that really impressed me was the history of the city. Lived under 5 different flags, do not know any other city in the US like that. To try and erase that history is just sick. I have come to really hate todays democratic party . The no longer represent any thing good about this country. They are no better than isis. look at all the history destroyed by isis, where is the difference?

      • kanaughty says:

        I feel the same way. It is such a damned shame that a city so steeped in history woukd gladly erase it and become this supposed democrat utopia that it surely isn’t with the high crime rate of murders and car jackings especially. I had heard someone say that a cop just told this lady who got car jacked that she shouldn’t have been driving alone on that street at that time of night. It was a main drag – it was esplanade near where everything was still open at midnight and people still walking the streets looking for music and drinks. Also living in algiers point, it took the cops 4 hours to come to my neighbors house to file a hit and run report. The money they are not spending on crime and cops, is exactly the money they are wasting on monument removal. They’d rather cater to tourists and dem friendly voters than long time residents and that is so sad.

      • Somebody says:

        Isle of 8 flags, right here in Florida.

      • cynic says:

        An old friend of mine called me last month to find out if we were all ok from the tornado, and to wish me an early happy birthday.

        During our conversation, I happened to mention that I saw a beautiful picture of her and her husband at one of the Mardi Gras Balls in New Orleans, on F/B.

        She told me the story of how they were walking in a very nice section of the town, at around 10:30 – 11:00 a.m., on a gorgeous day, and some very large black man, in a hoodie, came up to her and knocked her down. There was a wrought iron fence at one of the shops, being held up with a piece of concrete, and she fell into it, injuring her shoulder. It’s the item that kept her from hitting the pavement.

        Needless to say, she will never step foot in that city again.

        • lateblum says:

          I’m sad to hear of your friend’s incident in New Orleans.
          I’m certain it will soften her memories New Orleans when she learns they are removing offensive statues. /s

  23. Dora says:

    Talk about erasing history!

  24. helenk3 says:

    the Blue Angels and the Thunderbirds will be together in Pensecola this week. watch for videos of some amazing flying. (cloud dancing)

  25. Dora says:

    Is he going to ask them for a declaration of war?


    White House to brief full Senate as Trump calls North Korea ‘real threat to the world’

    In phone call with Merkel, Trump cites ‘urgent security challenge’

  26. mothy67 says:

    My mom hates Bill O and she calls bullshit. She used to work with Dennis Millers mother at the lady hospital. She would jump at any chance to malign Bill. She is actually quite mad. She is a retired nurse and saw more than her share of women treated unfairly. My sister was married to one of those guys. There is usually a patern. A nurse and a mother of 6 is inclined to believe the victim. Sharon is defending Bill. She thinks he’s a pompous ass.

  27. Dora says:

  28. Dora says:

    Sounds like the return of Jesse James.


    BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders

    • mcnorman says:

      History writes that Jesse always never took farmer’s money. I know Dora…the farmer’s money was in the bank but he wouldn’t do what these thugs did. Oakland is a disaster waiting to become a mega disaster.

  29. mothy67 says:

    We have this town website. It’s a way to give stuff away. Shay is out growing things all the time. Softball stuff can cost a pretty penny. I just give it away. The girl has two bedrooms. One functions as closet. All my friends send pup clothes. I’m the gay guy with a kid. She gets designer stuff. Every body is respectful on the site. This woman started begging. She would leave posts about not being able to buy food or clothes. It was every day. My town is small. All the parents know each other. No one knew who her 6 kids were. No children. She was lying. There is a consignment shop up the street. I walked by and saw Shayla’s leather jacket in the window. 75 dollars. I take the approach if you want to steal from me in that manner good luck to you. You are going to lead a sad life. I let it go. I am not going to concern myself with an old jacket that no longer fits da pup. I thought maybe she needed food money. Nope she is getting deported. I think she is married to her brother. They ran a scam and got caught. Local news ignored it. She got caught because she moved on to a wealthy neighborhood. I live in an okay place. Not rich but decent. Very close is Mount Lebenon. Mark Cuban grew up there. Homes are stunning. She tried her game there. Busted. They are all lawyers or doctors. Not giving a pass. Cops swooped her up. No ID so no bail. ICE came in.
    I only know story because I know the police. I love cops. Years ago I was living on Avenue A. I went into a bar and the bartender said dude the cops were in here looking for you. I asked did they have jet black hair, big blue eyes and look like they gargle with steroids. He said yeah. I said they are my brothers. My parents could not deal with me being gay. I quit them. Jim and Steve took Amtrak to New York after 5 years to find me. They walked all the bars. I will not be an Ashley Judd. I had a bumpy ride. It only made me better. Had I not known agony could I provide for a child. I adore my mom. Its more than okay she used to hate me. She was 15 when she had Jim. She quit high school. Tenth grade. She had a dying child. 1970 they did not let parents stay. My mom never left she slept every night in the waiting room. I was always dying. Thats my thing. She never left me. High school drop out became a nurse. I refuse to have resentments. My parents were poor and afraid of AIDS. They were scared. Could not talk to me. My dad was a deacon with a homo son. We are besties. It took decades. I get to give. I made it through the rain. It’s so funny I love Barry Manilow. My affluent friends whisper I love Barry. Weekend in New England is best ever I love Led Zep and Barry. How can anyone not like Barry

  30. CiscoKid says:

    Hello everyone!
    Recovering from an all night poker game.
    World still going bat shit crazy.
    Good phrase coined today, American isis, destroying our history.
    Going to cut some 💤💤💤’s, by for now.

  31. mothy67 says:

    I forget more than I remember. Sometimes I will see my trach scar as I shave. I shudder and throw up. I quake. Times it really hurts. That is not all of me. I make a choice with pup. I hope I am leading her down a good path. Why live in misery? I would wager I endured more than Judd. Gee who hasn’t been raped. . If her uncle savaged her I can try to grasp what the betrayal was. Mine was a bunch of drunks. Shouldn’t she move on. She is accomplished. Do anything. Does wearing a pussy hat help?

  32. AFVet says:

  33. mothy67 says:

    Kid smacked it in twice. One was a grand slam.I had to buy a Dogs Purpose. One day I will stop crying. It is beautiful. 14.99 on Amazon. So worth it.

  34. westcoaster says:

    Branco cartoon- Le Pen and Macron:

  35. NewOrleans says:

    The removal of all these statues is the pet project of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, former Senator Mary Landrieu’s equally asshole brother.

    The statues help Mitch deflect from his personal life. He’s currently cheating on his wife with his black girlfriend.

    Mitch had big plans to join a Clinton administration, but Donald killed those dreams. Thank God.

    He also had dreams of being La. Governor or Senator, but those plans are over for good. Timing helped, but Mary’s spectacular defeat a few years ago proved he had no chance of winning a statewide election. His only hope for elected office is in a Democrat- and black-majority city. Hence, his pandering to blacks 24/7. It’s good for future job prospects and it gets him extra nookie with the mistress.

    Keep in mind: the stupidity hasn’t peeked yet. There is still talk of removing Jackson Square and all things Andrew Jackson, as well as everything associated with the fleur-de-lis emblem, as they are now deemed racist by all the Democrat race-baiters.

  36. Anthony says:

    MOVE OVER, GANDHI – you’ve got some competition… Texas lawmaker pulls 3 day stunt hunger strike to stand in solidarity woth illegals

  37. Dora says:

    So look what the artists are fighting about now. Yikes!

    ‘Remix’ or plagiarism? Artists battle over South Side mural of Michelle Obama

    • Anthony says:

      I’ve made (and sold as well as donated) a lot of art in my lifetime, and refuse to call myself an artist. Im just some guy who makes art.

      The “art” in dispute here was admittedly created by taking an existing image of the FORMER first lady and embellishing it with some random Egyptian accessories. In short, she took someone else’s portrait and applied a couple of Instagram filters.

      Yet, the “artist” protests that another “artist” ripped off her work? After she ripped it off from another (legit)artist? And for good measure throws sexism and racism into her complaint? Perfect metaphor for the Obama Effect on America’s culture. Someone needs to tell her “You didn’t build that!” Lol. She STOLE a portrait and then complained when someone else stole it. Maybe she’ll settle for a participation trophy….

      • lateblum says:

        I wonder if she only posts her work on Instagram; it’s not really hers to begin with. If she had a one-woman show in a real – not virtual – gallery, she’d be exposed as a plagiarizer herself.

        • Anthony says:

          Exactly. Sweet revenge would be if the original artist of the portrait sued HER for ripping off his work.

          Years ago, I made a version of Mona Lisa wearing a straight jacket to promote a local opera company’s production of Lucia di Lammermoor. It got a lot of exposure, but I acknowledged da Vinci in my blurb and also the title (it was titled “Leonardo’s Lucia”) and the blurb mentioned that it was an embellishment of da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, who was in real life Lisa del Gioconda, who was forced into a loveless arranged marriage as was poor Lucia

      • There is very little that is unique and original. We all stand on the shoulders of others. The question is how much of your own contribution is needed to elevate copying to creating?

        • Anthony says:

          Copying is ok – all art is derivative of a previously exhisting piece of art or symbol. Copying in your own hand is one thing, embellishing an existing piece of art is another. You make a great point because digital art is an entirely different animal. None of the art is physical.

    • lateblum says:

      So glad I don’t live anywhere near the South Side. Plus, if I’dI had to look at that on my way to work every day, I’d have retire earlier than I did.

  38. Dora says:

    As a history lover and a tree hugger, this makes me sad.


    One of the nation’s oldest trees gets axed

    A 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that legend has it once served as a picnic backdrop for George Washington faced the chopping block Monday.

  39. Dora says:

    “Are All White People Racists? One Leftist School Is Teaching This”

    • mothy67 says:

      Time magazine publishes a version for grade school kids. It goes on and on about racist Trump. They force them to take tests on it. Some of the questions asks how they feel. Teacher marks things wrong she doesn’t agree with. A few of the teachers became quite militant during the election. Seriously crossed a line. I would think a small school would welcome Devos. Pup is finishing 5th. Her social studies is all blame whitey. You would think all caucasions owned slaves and butchered Indians. I tell brat its bullshit. Her great great grandfather was an orphan and my grandfather quit school in 4th grade because his mom died and he had to raise his sisters. They were people that lived through great depression. My great grandmother would reuse aluminium foil. Nothing went to waste. School is teaching every white dude was racist. No one ever got welfare. That was shame. My younger brother married a first generation Italian her sister had a black baby. Father went to prison. AJ spends every holiday here. His mom walked away. Seems lots of young parents just abandon. A few years ago I told AJ he was black. He didn’t know. I only told him because his grandparents wanted to meet him. He was in for a shock if someone didn’t tell him. Kids don’t care about that stuff. Shay thinks AJ is her cousin. He attends the other elementary school in same burb.

      • swanspirit says:

        I still reuse aluminum foil. I thought everybody did. I learned it from my mother, who learned it from her mother, who was an Italian immigrant. My grandmother grew her own tomatoes, and made he own pasta. She had a chitarra to cut it with.
        My mother, who had to help can tomatoes as a child, never grew a tomato. She grew roses. I understand why. But I still wish she had grown some tomatoes 🍅🍅🍅

  40. Dora says:

  41. Dora says:

    I had a feeling he would be next.


    Thomas Jefferson statue at Columbia protested

  42. foxyladi14 says:

    The Wall

  43. foxyladi14 says:

    Remember this?? 😀

    • swanspirit says:

      That was downright beautiful.

      • swanspirit says:

        Who hasn’t had a similar experience, on a much smaller scale? A contractor, a mechanic, a salesman, gives you a price, offers you a deal, and you gasp and try to keep from fainting, and then (hopefully) the good guy comes along and tells you what the real deal is, and how much it should cost, and how it should be done.
        I am so glad we elected the good guy President. And these damned Dimocrat control freaks, for whom erasing history will never be enough, can go to hell. They don’t know what they ate doing, but they want to take the money and run everything, into the ground.

  44. DeniseVB says:

    I’ll be on the train for the next 8 hours, will be happy to put up an open thread to amuse myself 😀 Can’t get into the barn to check if anything’s in the queue, train wi-fi is funky at best, let me know !

  45. helenk3 says:

    someone want to tell me again, how the democratic party is good for American citizens?

  46. Dora says:

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