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Re: “American Atheists warn Arkansas school superintendents to reject classroom 'In God We Trust' displays

Isn't this the same General Assembly that refused to acknowledge the contributions of Thomas Paine to our heritage because of his godless views, but sucked up to the recent sentimentality of "In God We Trust"? Sounds like grounds for summary judgment to me.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Fourche Mt Hermit on 09/08/2017 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Hey, French, meet some kids

As usual, golf pro leaves another divot on this blog. Problem is, his comments are typically no more than two-to-three line long putts. What kind golf pro leaves divots with his putter.

As for baker, he's just channeling his Vulcan mind melds with Alex Jones and Andrew Dice Clay. Just another reason to practice our bilabial fricatives.

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Posted by Fourche Mt Hermit on 08/29/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “The ghost of Hurricane Sandy; the record of Texas and Cotton votes lives on

Im reading a book now on the history of libertarian economic thought, and just today I tripped over one of its founder's guiding principles: i.e., that Jesus missed the REAL point of his Good Samaritan Parable. Quoting James Buchanan in an article called "The Samaritan Dilemma", "We may simply be too compassionate for our own well-being and for that of an orderly and productive free society." Buchanan went on to observe that Jesus lacked the "strategic courage" to restore the market and society to the proper order Buchanan's cloistered elite saw as their economic right.

This sounds so much like the rhetoric of the right these days, and the hateful cheers we hear from their political rallies. In other words, they truly are hypocrites when adversity nicks their own clan, but the real problem is the utter moral depravity of their political philosophy.

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Posted by Fourche Mt Hermit on 08/28/2017 at 2:02 PM

Re: “The Republican vote suppression battle rages on in Texas. And Arkansas

Gee, golfer, let's check the votes on this thread. 3 likes/4 dislikes for golfer; 4 likes/ 1 dislike (the last being yours, I assume) for me. I guess we should surmise the negatives for you (like for 45) were by illegal non citizens, not because of your typical xenophobic imbecility.

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Posted by Fourche Mt Hermit on 08/24/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “The Republican vote suppression battle rages on in Texas. And Arkansas

We all should be in favor of disenfranchising golf pros from voting.

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Posted by Fourche Mt Hermit on 08/24/2017 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Confederate memories of a Southern boy

I was born and raised in Little Rock, just in time for the 50s integration scare. That earned me an early dose of Catholic education until my parents could no longer afford it. By 1960, parents and I had moved into a Jim Walter Home on a clay road south of LR where the recently created Pulaski County Special School District was supposed to protect us from the evils of race mixing. By 1968, I was playing clarinet in a lightly integrated junior high school band the night when one of our concerts was cancelled because of MLKs assassination. "Well, he was asking for it," was what I heard from my parents that night: the next day at school, I heard some tasteless jokes told by my white school friends about the previous days murder. This was, of course, April of 1968; the rest of the year, as some of yall here remember, was a real bitch!

This was when I realized my parents and most of my friends were racists. But one thing my parents did for their only son was get him every book he wanted, either through the library, at Madcats Bookstore, and even a mail order book club. Mark Twain, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Harper Lee, Kurt Vonnegut, and Voltaire can teach a young teenager basic social morality even if everything about his SOUTHERN HERITAGE suggests otherwise.

So, while born and raised a racist in the South, it didn't stick when exposed to influences beyond lame confederate statuary and bumper sticker history.

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Posted by Fourche Mt Hermit on 08/21/2017 at 10:46 PM

Re: “Steve Bannon leaving White House

Well, Damn! Apparently, the new Backroom Boys -- aka Sebastian and the Evil Steves -- are breaking up. They were so entertaining in an acerbic Butthole Surfers kind of way! Now, whos going to tell the 45th just how wise his worst instincts are?

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Posted by Fourche Mt Hermit on 08/18/2017 at 1:37 PM

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