Americans, Culture Wars, Preference Cascade ← Previous post Next post → Comments JTC Jul 26 2019 at 12:08 am The new racism transcends politics, and history. Be careful y’all. WayneM Jul 26 2019 at 1:44 pm I watched Dennis Prager’s “Fireside Chat” yesterday and he made an interesting comment. He said to ask anyone who casts aspersions about racism whether they believe you have more in common with a black conservative or a white leftist. He expanded to say things like… I would rather have my daughter marry a black conservative than a white leftist…. I would rather have dinner with a conservative atheist lesbian person of colour than a leftist hetero Caucasian male… Basically he is making the point the real racists are those who are obsessed & make everything about identity politics. Since the leftists can’t win the battle of ideas, they’re trying to change the rules. JTC Jul 26 2019 at 2:26 pm My point exactly about the weaponizing of racism and other isms to achieve their true goals. The warning about being careful relates to the effectiveness of their shaming of even conservative blacks into buying into their shit…as Damon is exhibiting a bit right now. But I can speak personally and with complete agreement to the accuracy of the daughter’s marriage thing; my eldest at 47 is finally happily married to a good hardworking redneck family man who is black and who replaced the wackjob whitish leftist she had poorly chosen before. It’s not about race or any of the other herrings of any color red or otherwise as they claim. Son-in law and Damon are both too smart to be their slave; they see the truth and will figure it out. NotYetInACamp Jul 26 2019 at 6:21 pm Truth sets you free. kadaka Jul 26 2019 at 12:10 am Does Sam’s shirt cover too much, or does it say enough just as it is? Let the polling begin. Punta Gorda Jul 26 2019 at 6:02 pm Not pouting enough. Doggo Jul 27 2019 at 5:52 pm Sam’s shirt covers too much. Sam’s shirts ALWAYS cover too much. Granted they’ve got a lot to cover, but they overachieve. Toxic Deplorable B Woodman Jul 26 2019 at 12:23 am I’d say Sam’s t-shirt covers too much, but I LOVE the message, “Keep Calm and Send Her Back”. Personally, though, I’d change it to “Send THEM Back”. But that’s just me. NotYetInACamp Jul 26 2019 at 6:36 pm Somali was a slaver nation for over a millennium. The elite Somali’s ran it. The black Africans were the slaves. There were slaver rules. Omar’s family were slavers. Omar’s father is said to be an ally to a murderous dictator in Somalia. Omar is said to have falsified who she was to be admitted as an Omar. She is actually part of the elite that are upset at the West for ending slavery and the Somali elite’s good life as a nexus of the slave trade across the world. There is more. She is “complicated.” But, I, personally, were what is said is true and it was my judgement, would revoke her citizenship and expel her. Additionally, her following Sharia is likely sufficient under the law of our nation. yet people refuse to accept that right now, no matter how true it is. Calvin Jul 26 2019 at 12:30 am Not to be too negative but I’ve noticed that quoting movies has become the height of sophistication in modern times. TV shows like Suits, Moonlighting (I’m dating myself), and any fast action buddy sitcom has people trading quips from movies. A long time ago it was Shakespeare and Dickens. I don’t know if that’s sad or evolution. Maybe the latter as in the old days Shakespeare and Dickens were popular culture but still I remember the TV’s Batman and Wild, Wild West’s James West trading Shakespearean quotes to emphasize a point. I’m getting old. Too Tall Jul 26 2019 at 1:01 am Calvin, I think Pamela summed it up perfectly a few weeks ago when she quoted Heinlein to the effect of …stealing “Romeo and Juliet,” filling off the serial number, dropping a nuclear power plant in it, and making a fortune. Scripture, fables, myths, literature, theater, music, movies, the media may change, but Truth is eternal. Or, as Kipling wrote: “The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return! Pamela Jul 26 2019 at 1:55 am “And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins, As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn…” *Kipling* Plenty of Sinners around and none of them are repenting and atoning. Ego has run amok and the ID needs a spanking. Lucius Severus Pertinax Jul 26 2019 at 2:58 am When the Cambrian Measures were forming, They promised Perpetual Peace If only we gave up our Weapons. The Wars of the Tribes would cease But when we Disarmed, they Sold us, And delivered us Bound to the Foe. And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, said, “Stick to the Devil you Know.” Peter aka Coeurmaeghan Jul 26 2019 at 12:44 pm I thought it said, ‘ If only we gave THEM our Weapons ‘ but then, I might just be reading things into it that were intended and agrees more with what I think. JTC Jul 26 2019 at 10:03 am I think TT is right; the messenger may change to suit what is current in culture, but the message has remained fairly constant. Would we have thought that the music from 50 years ago as was the focus yesterday, would be the quotable and prescient wisdom of today? And yet it is, as is the script from even more recent media like some from teeter. Can’t forget that it is the creators and writers that put the words and scenarios into play, and would we say that there is less genius in their minds than of earlier poets, or is it just the delivery that has changed? I love me some classics, among them the Bard, and Kipling, and Hemingway, for an eclectic sampling of narrators of the world condition and man’s. But just as much, some like Asimov, and L. David, and even Hendrix. The only constant is in the works of the Creator and the words of His Son…everything else is a contemporary for its day acknowledgement and restatement. IMO. JTC Jul 26 2019 at 10:07 am WTF is a teeter? Don’t know, but I guess autocorrect does. I meant teevee. kadaka Jul 26 2019 at 12:25 pm Teeter is a regional variation of Potater, as used when talking about teeter totters, which just about every kid can agree are fun when they’re warm and yet not that bad when cold. I’ve heard about teevees, companies used to make them long ago. Now everyone makes monitors, right now with my PC I’m using a great cheap 32″ model with built-in stereo speakers, for technical reasons it works better on VGA than HDMI. Nice remote too. Like many modern monitors it has an emergency digital tuner that probably won’t work without close proximity to a broadcaster and a special antenna. Sometimes I use it with the cable box. I’m thinking of putting it on a wall mount, which should work for me as I use a $15 wireless mini-keyboard that looks kinda like a game controller but has everything. I can walk around holding it and not have to sit down, and Lord knows I need more reasons to move more and sit less. Barbara Skolaut Jul 26 2019 at 8:35 am “I’m getting old.” That’s better than the alternative, Calvin. 😉 Punta Gorda Jul 26 2019 at 10:52 pm Doesn’t mean you have to like it. Two “strokes” and cancer will piss you off. (“2” according to the neurologist. -> TIA events) Punta Gorda Jul 26 2019 at 10:56 pm As long as I can stay above ground I can avoid voting demoncrap. Pamela Jul 26 2019 at 11:14 pm Any day above ground is a good day. Pete231 Jul 26 2019 at 2:15 am Her amply filled out shirt abides……. Mike-SMO Jul 26 2019 at 2:27 am The horror. I found my reading glasses and the shirt said “send” her back. That just ain’t right. Well, not as I remember. And I am pretty sure that I am doing better than poor Rob’t Mueller. But nice shirt and fine stuffings….. Bill G Jul 26 2019 at 5:44 am “Lord, what fools these mortals be!” TOXIC DASTARDLY DAN Jul 26 2019 at 5:57 am Time for the debut of the DBD Store, where us mere mortals can buy shirts like Sams. Too Tall Jul 26 2019 at 9:30 pm TD Dan, Pamela, others, and I are still waiting for the DBD Lingerie Store from the early days of the strip. I suspect we are going to wait a lot longer. JTC Jul 26 2019 at 11:26 pm Huh, wouldn’t have gathered that you like dainty duds, TT. 🙂 rain of lead Jul 26 2019 at 5:59 am huh, I thought sam’s tshirt said keep calm and send her bacon MasterDiver Jul 26 2019 at 7:24 am We should make her a lifetime member of the “Bacon of the Month Club”. Zar Belk! Holly Jul 26 2019 at 2:15 pm Is that a real thing? God, please let it be a real thing. kadaka Jul 26 2019 at 2:33 pm Yes Holly, there really are Bacon of the Month clubs. Can I get a Hallelujah? NotYetInACamp Jul 26 2019 at 6:43 pm Praise The Lord! Holly Jul 27 2019 at 11:05 am Hallelujah… and… Amen. Thanks for the link. Barbara Skolaut Jul 26 2019 at 8:37 am Thread winner, rain! 😀 Spin Drift Jul 26 2019 at 10:05 am I’ve been to Churchill’s war bunker and purchased one of the “Keep Calm” posters. Of all the ones I’ve seen this is my favorite: “Keep Calm and RTFU” Spin spin Drift Jul 26 2019 at 10:26 am Since I mentioned Churchill, I think we can put this sign post in the ground concerning the Special Counsel Investigation and the fight with the Deep State: “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” There is much work to be done to recapture the culture that made the shining city on the hill. Educate the current generation as to what their inherited legacy really is. Tell the truth, warts and all, it’s the only long term disinfectant. The opposition relies on rebranding history to vilify those who made it. Watch the march through the institutions (Boy Scouts accept girls and gays) and stop it. Do not let them own history, read your child’s text book and get in the face of your school board. Now is the time to get your hands dirty. Spin Ranger the F*ck Up Peter aka Coeurmaeghan Jul 26 2019 at 12:49 pm Spin, kinda tuff to educate the current generation as to what the inherited legacy REALLY is when they are being programmed by Howard Zinn and his ilk. RtFU is absolutely essential, however. Kafiroon Jul 26 2019 at 11:02 am “When civilized people encounter a monster, their first instinct is to negotiate with it. Monstes eat negotiators.” Tom Sheperd – Author James F Gemind Jul 26 2019 at 2:45 pm #1 Love Sam’s Shirt. #2 Like the bit about ‘Red Dawn.’ And since Deplorables and MAGA/KAG/GOP are the new Red, totally appropriate… kadaka Jul 26 2019 at 8:05 pm ANOTHER WIN! SCOTUS rules President Trump CAN use $2.5 billion in military funds to BUILD THE WALL So the ACLU has vowed to fight on “…to halt the irreversible and imminent damage from Trump’s border wall.” And House Intelligence Committee (heh heh) chair Jerry Nadler says he’s “in effect” running an impeachment inquiry while demanding the nigh-unprecedented release of the Grand Jury testimony so they can sieve through the slop looking for the horrible treasonous crimes they always knew were in there. Well Congress has just left on their European-style six week vacation so the TDS will now die down for a bit. JTC Jul 26 2019 at 8:31 pm Huh. Apparently some foreign hustler has hacked my old blogspot url so that clicking on my name takes you to “poernthepawmbroker” instead of poetnthepawnbroker even though it is correct in the website window here. No huge deal as there is nothing there of great consequence there but still pisses me off…any ideas from the technically adept here? kadaka Jul 26 2019 at 9:10 pm Sure, change it on the “Website” line below back to “poetnthepawnbroker” next time you comment. DuckDuckGo’d your blog, everything looks fine there, only thing off is the link here by one letter. JTC Jul 26 2019 at 9:37 pm Thanks, did that already but still goes to the scam site when clicked, I dunno. kadaka Jul 26 2019 at 9:43 pm https://poetnthepawnbroker.blogspot.com/ still works. Your commenting info is stored locally. Clear cookies and cache to blank it out, restart browser, input the correct link. JTC Jul 26 2019 at 10:24 pm Fixed, my own mistake. Never attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance. :I Thank you again for your help, k. interventor Jul 26 2019 at 9:25 pm Looks like Sam wore old Zed out. Marrying a much younger woman will do that. What a way to go. JTC Jul 26 2019 at 9:39 pm Tried it again and it worked this time, thanks again for your help. Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.