Quotes of the day

posted at 8:01 pm on April 6, 2014 by Allahpundit

Can you hear the piteous weeping? The wronged tears? Those poor bigots are under attack. Those who are prejudiced against gay people are having their constitutional right to say so trampled. It’s a terrible injustice: you can’t believe that gay people are lesser without some pesky homosexual objecting and “bullying” you into believing that equality under the law is a venerable aim…

While there is nothing to celebrate in somebody losing their job, we should be celebrating that we have reached a time where homophobia is being questioned and challenged. Instead—please laugh or cry at this point—people bitch about their right to be homophobic being constrained

This conflation of the bully-turned-to-victim neatly clouds the admirable baseline mainstream America is edging towards: the “shame” axis around homosexuality has positively shifted from those who are gay to those who are anti-gay.

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App developers Hampton and Michael Catlin, a gay couple, distanced themselves from Mozilla after Eich’s hiring, a move that helped bring Eich’s support of Prop. 8 to light.

“This really was a personal statement of boycott, and it seems to be getting carried as if we are organizing a boycott or that we think Mozilla is evil or that we think Brendan Eich is the devil. None of those things are true,” Hampton Catlin tells Beta News, which broke the story. “We just were hurt as developers who were committing our time and energy to their platform, that they would go pick someone with an unresolved anti-same-sex-marriage controversy. If he had apologized years ago, this would be a non-issue.”

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The view that Eich was just expressing his opposition to marriage equality, a common stance at the time, strikes me as naive. Because Prop 8 is now dead, and because its passage was largely overshadowed by President Barack Obama’s election victory, it’s easy to forget the vicious tactics of the pro-Prop 8 campaign. Or, I should say, it’s easy to forget them if you’re not gay—because almost every gay person I know remembers the passage of Prop 8 as the most traumatic and degrading anti-gay event in recent American history…

This message of belittlement cut across pretty much every pro-Prop 8 ad—ads that ran incessantly in the state for months. The campaign’s strategy was to debase gay families as deviant and unhealthy while insinuating that gay people are engaged in a full-scale campaign to convert children to their cause. This strategy worked. And it worked because wealthy donors like Brendan Eich flooded the campaign with the money it needed to run ads like the ones above. Eich wasn’t just a casual opponent of marriage equality. He was a major contributor to the most vitriolic anti-gay campaign in American history, one that set the standard of homophobic propaganda that continues to this day. When we talk about Eich’s anti-gay stance, we aren’t just talking about abstract beliefs. We’re talking about concrete actions that harmed thousands of gay families and informed innumerable gay Americans that they were sinful, corrupted predators.

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Oddly, however, I don’t see defenders of Eich also criticizing the Boy Scouts for excluding gay men because the organization disagrees with their conduct and beliefs. Nor do I even see conservatives taking Mozilla’s rights as a private corporation seriously—a predictable hypocrisy made especially obnoxious in light of last week’s widespread right-wing praise of the corporate plaintiff’s claim in Hobby Lobby. This is the conservative double standard in the realm of corporate rights: When the corporation supports a right-wing pet project—say, denying women reproductive care—conservatives pen encomia to the First Amendment’s corporate protections. But when a corporation dares to support a progressive cause like gay rights, conservatives cry foul at its alleged censorship of individual views.

It’s really no surprise, of course, that the right wing views Mozilla’s objections to Eich’s anti-gay activities as censorship and Hobby Lobby’s objection to birth control as religious liberty. We’ve known all along that conservatives’ quiver of defenses for corporate rights have only been employed to further its own agenda. The right wing’s backlash over Mozilla’s move only further proves that opportunism, rather than principled dissent, drives its frantic charge for full corporate personhood. Keep that in mind as the conservative outrage machine takes aim at Mozilla for daring to exclude a man whose values and conduct it finds unacceptable.

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I get it. Brendan Eich is a bad man. So, don’t play golf with him, and don’t have a beer with him. You can even leave him off the invitation list for your birthday party. But, don’t hold all of Mozilla, and all of its employees, and the entire ecosystem of third-party developers who rely on the Firefox Web browser accountable just because you disagree with the views of one person who works at the company—even if he is the CEO.

Better yet—do invite Brendan Eich for a round of golf and a beer. Sit down and get to know the man and try to understand his position and why he holds the beliefs he does.

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Becker mentioned what she called a rebranding of the [gay-marriage] movement over the last five years, with two important components. First, gay marriage was framed in terms of family values. Second, advocates didn’t shame opponents and instead made sympathetic public acknowledgment of the journey that many Americans needed to complete in order to be comfortable with marriage equality.

There was no such acknowledgment from Mozilla employees and others who took to Twitter to condemn Eich and call for his head. Writing about that wrath in his blog, The Dish, Andrew Sullivan said that it disgusted him, “as it should disgust anyone interested in a tolerant and diverse society.” A leading supporter of gay marriage, Sullivan warned other supporters not to practice “a fanaticism more like the religious right than anyone else.”

I can’t get quite as worked up as he did. For one thing, prominent gay rights groups weren’t part of the Mozilla fray. For another, Mozilla isn’t the first company to make leadership decisions (or reconsiderations) with an eye toward the boss’s cultural mind-meld with the people below him or her. And if you believe that to deny a class of people the right to marry is to deem them less worthy, it’s indeed difficult to chalk up opposition to marriage equality as just another difference of opinion.

But it’s vital to remember how very recently so many of equality’s promoters, like Obama and Clinton, have come around and how relatively new this conversation remains. It’s crucial not to lose sight of how well the movement has been served by the less judgmental posture that Becker pointed out.

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Some of the very same people who have jumped up and down with delight as Brandon Eich lost his job will doubtless be backing Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 if she runs. The “Ready for Hillary” ranks are crowded with gay men – and good for them. But it’s worth considering some consistency here. If it is unconscionable to support a company whose CEO once donated to the cause against marriage equality, why is it not unconscionable to support a candidate who opposed marriage equality as recently as 2008, and who was an integral part of an administration that embraced the Defense Of Marriage Act, signed into law by Bill Clinton? How do you weigh the relative impact of a president strongly backing DOMA – even running ads touting his support for it in the South – and an executive who spent $1000 for an anti-marriage equality Proposition?

Hillary Clinton only declared her support for marriage equality in 2013. Before that, she opposed it. In 2000, she said that marriage “has a historic, religious and moral context that goes back to the beginning of time. And I think a marriage has always been between a man and a woman.” Was she then a bigot? On what conceivable grounds can the Democratic party support a candidate who until only a year ago was, according to the latest orthodoxy, the equivalent of a segregationist, and whose administration enacted more anti-gay laws and measures than any in American history?

There is a difference, of course, between Brendan Eich and Hillary Clinton. Eich has truly spoken of the pain he once caused and owned up to it[.]

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Yes, the culture war has been raging for a long time, except people didn’t notice it because it seemed to take place on the edges or in fringe settings. All the Eich affair did was make it obvious.

Ironically many people, even in the homosexual community, don’t want this culture war and are dismayed by the Eich witchunt. They don’t want it not only because … but I’ll get to that in a moment … especially since the Eich affair is not about gay marriage, except incidentally, any more than the Summers affair was about racism or feminism; or that Steyn’s suit has anything to do with warmism or denialism or the gunowners map was about school safety; or still less that the 2013 IRS persecution of Tea Party groups was to do with Citizen’s United.

The removal of Eich is about fascism. It’s about one group of people forcing everyone else to bow to their hat on a pole; it s about book burning, compelling obeisance to, as Jame Surowiecki put it, “a universal ideology” in a manner so bald that even those who might gain politically in the short term from it are horrified by its crudity.

Perceptive gays understand now, if they hadn’t noticed before, that a whole mechanism now exists for persecuting people whose views are deemed unacceptable. Today it is directed against Eich; once it was directed against Summers; on other occasions it was employed against Clarence Thomas. But sooner or later, probably sooner, they understand it will be directed against them — or us — or someone. And if it can get a corporate CEO who is widely regarded as the father of Javascript it can get pretty darned anyone.

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Welcome to the Liberal Gulag.

That term may be perverse, but it is not an exaggeration. Mr. Weinstein specifically called for political activists, ranging from commentators to think-tank researchers, to be locked in cages as punishment for their political beliefs. “Those denialists should face jail,” he wrote. “You still can’t” — banality alert! — “yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater. You shouldn’t be able to yell ‘balderdash’ at 10,883 scientific journal articles a year.” “Balderdash” — a felony. At the risk of being repetitious, let’s dwell on that for a minute: The Left is calling on people to be prosecuted for speaking their minds regarding their beliefs on an important public-policy question that is, as a political matter, the subject of hot dispute. That is the stuff of Soviet repression…

“They think that to be a Fascist you must have some sort of shirt uniform, must drill and goose-step, must have a demonstrative salute, must hate the Jews, and believe in dictatorship,” John T. Flynn wrote many years ago. Mr. Flynn was an America First founder who had a high-profile falling out with the editors of this magazine back in 1955, but he offered some fruitful insights: “Fascism is not the result of dictatorship. . . . Dictatorship is the product of Fascism.” Mr. Flynn probably would not be surprised to see the Left coming around — again — on hating Jews, even if Occupy rituals have replaced the traditional pseudo-Roman salute. Their shirts come in many colors, but their true colors never change: an ugly, ignorant, power-hungry mob utterly committed to crushing dissent by any means it can. Mr. Weinstein and his ilk want to put us in camps, and crass totalitarians of similar stripe may be found everywhere from the executive suites at Mozilla to the halls of power at the IRS. It’s a shameful spectacle, and an unworthy one.

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What can be said in response to this?

libfreeordie on April 6, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Easy.

You screamed and wet your pants that they had no right to do so.

Either repudiate your statement or admit that you broke your own rules and wrongly fired Eich.

You are a hypocrite, boy, and you can’t lie your way out of this one.

northdallasthirty on April 6, 2014 at 9:31 PM

What’s a ‘Chioma’?

Midas on April 6, 2014 at 9:16 PM

That’s her real first name. She’s on Twitter as liberal4life. If you think she sounds intelligent, you should read her followers.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Show you how dumb I am….I thought Chioma was shorthand for Don King’s Chia Pet.

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

libfreeordie on April 6, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Wow. When did you come back DeathToMediaHacks?

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Barack Obama MUST be impeached and removed from office for saying in 2008 that marriage was between a man and a woman.

Anyone who doesn’t agree with that is a homophobe spreading hate, and should lose their jobs and homes.

malclave on April 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Show you how dumb I am….I thought Chioma was shorthand for Don King’s Chia Pet.

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

You weren’t around in those days.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Where are the black people at the country music awards? I count 2 so far. Nice music and performances so far.

i_am_dumbass on April 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Blacks that aren’t racists are afraid to go there, because it means rejection by other blacks.

Study: Blacks With White Friends are ‘Less Black’

But a new study of 212 black college students made available to Secrets found little open-mindedness: Blacks don’t like it when other blacks associate with whites, to the point of refusing help to an African-American experiencing “a run of bad luck” — just because they have white friends.

slickwillie2001 on April 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

When the corporation supports a right-wing pet project—say, denying women reproductive care

Where do these people come up with this crap? Isn’t just dealing with reality easier?

Murphy9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Holy crap. It’s 630 here, and page 3 already?

What did I miss?

wolly4321 on April 6, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Have one for me as I have never had such a thing. Sounds different.

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Three cups of diced ginger, 2 cups sugar, lime zest from one whole lime and six cups of water. Boil then simmer, reducing to 3 cups liquid, cool, strain and refrigerate. Add to 1/4 cup to soda water for non-alcoholic ginger ale. But with the Captain and lime… sublime.

*clink*

Fallon on April 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Midas on April 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM

.
I use Adblock plus, Do Not Track Me and noscript…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:30 PM

.
Adblock, Flashblock, NoScript, and Lazarus are the “cats meow”.

listens2glenn on April 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Can anyone say “Carbonite“?

listens2glenn on April 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM

I wish Mozilla were more of a regular business, to experience its backlash in a similar way.

FF has been steadily losing market share for years. The rate is going to be accelerating.

non-nonpartisan on April 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Interesting. I haven’t seen him there.. If he truly is, that is good news.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Check twitter…lazy ass…

ladyingray on April 6, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Were all the country artists spray-tanned for tonight’s show? Weird. Looks like an Oompa Loompa convention. Boehner should be there…

Fallon on April 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

Show you how dumb I am….I thought Chioma was shorthand for Don King’s Chia Pet.

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 9:32 PM

lolz

Resist We Much on April 6, 2014 at 9:38 PM

America – Ventura Highway

RickB on April 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Anyhoo, I’ve spent most of the day reading. Disinformation by Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa (MUST READ) and Our Mutual Friend, which is weird because I don’t read a lot of fiction nor can I remember the last time that I picked up a Dickens book.

Resist We Much on April 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM

. . . have to go dig through your book references a sec

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 9:21 PM

Wow. :) Shouldn’t have kicked that off the table.

In me defense, I’m all trying to build a life and everything. I need one for when I grow up, and I’m doing that right now, too. So, my little brain thing is so stuffed I keep forgetting the obvious.

– But, no fiction? Why for? :)

Now I’m going to send you all my dystopian crap.

. . . or go back to plan A, get it on Sketchbook . . .

damn. I never changed that plan, I just never finished it.

CLONES PLZ

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Strictly speaking, there is no First Amendment argument to be made against Mozilla.

Maybe not a legal one, although some say the CEO who was forced to resign has a discrimination case, but certainly a moral one.

On the other hand, what does it say about the Diversity and Tolerance Brigade that they have become that which they despised?

Resist We Much on April 6, 2014 at 9:05 PM

They have not changed. Maybe their rhetoric but not them. They were fascists and the remain fascists.

VorDaj on April 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM

When the corporation supports a right-wing pet project—say, denying women reproductive care

Where do these people come up with this crap? Isn’t just dealing with reality easier?

Murphy9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

“Reproductive Care”? Man in my day that was getting to 3rd base and your date not kissing you out of respect. Man, I am old and going to bed!

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM

A pointless exercise because you will have an excuse for any example I give. One question you do have to ask yourself is this though, why do 95% of blacks who tend to be very socially conservative and hardworking BTW tend to vote against a party that claims to be for those things? If your answer is well they are addicted to government handouts then I don’t know what else to tell you.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 9:21 PM

LOL.

What is very clear is that the black community hates education, hates hard work, hates independent thought, and worships welfare, dependence, promiscuity, and drug use.

If 95% of black people were socially conservative and hardworking, they wouldn’t worship as their gods Trayvon Martin, a drug-dealing and -using dropout punk who brandished guns and raped twelve-year-olds, and Rachel Jeantel, a god-knows-what.

They also wouldn’t demonize and scream that educated, intelligent, and hardworking black people like Condi Rice, Dr. Ben Carson, JC Watts, Mia Love, Herman Cain, and Tim Scott were “acting white”, “race traitors”, “Uncle Toms”, and “house slaves”.

And you can see it from white liberals — white liberals like Joe Biden who think black people are dirty and inarticulate, like Harry Reid who says they have funny accents, etc.

northdallasthirty on April 6, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Using AdBlock with Opera now, haven’t tried any of the other stuff, but the first thing I noticed was a bunch of privacy extensions, haven’t sorted through them all yet.

Midas on April 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

listens2glenn on April 6, 2014 at 9:35 PM

FF has great add-ons…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Interesting. I haven’t seen him there.. If he truly is, that is good news.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 9:27 PM

You do realize that LL Cool J is_not_liberal, right?

ladyingray on April 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

I am not about to flip out and give up features I need and appreciate over something like this. The whole computer industry is liberal and crazy. I did register my complaints, however…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Ditto.

Anyone got an iPhone? Apple hired “Richard Windsor” when she had to leave the EPA. CEO Tim Cook stated that if you don’t believe in Global Warming, you shouldn’t buy Apple stock. (He did stop short of saying you shouldn’t buy Apple products, though – go figure.)

Anyone got an Android phone? Take a look at what the tech folks on leave from Google did to help BO get elected last time around.

You can eschew all technology, or suck it up and deal with the fact that there isn’t really any good way to avoid the fools.

climbnjump on April 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Libdie. If you can read this, you do not need to ‘bomb & run’.
We all knew you would not be able to stay away. Hell, even ManlyRash couldn’t and can’t forever.
Come back, all will be forgiven and noboy will make fun of you anymore for saying you were leaving4life.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

KK. :) I’ll be over hear chanting ‘happy, happy, joy, joy, diversity is our hope and joy’ per regulation #3,429,672… ’till you get back. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Cross-posted you, by the way. :)

Even, Jack.

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Writing On The Wall – Russell Smith

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Edged In Blue – Rory Gallagher

kcewa on April 6, 2014 at 9:43 PM

Where are the black people at the country music awards? I count 2 so far. Nice music and performances so far.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

Don’t you know anything about what the White Man is doing? They require identification to get in to the CMA, duh. To suppress black attendance.

Evil, yes … but not weak. Strong like ze Bull.

Jaibones on April 6, 2014 at 9:43 PM

You can eschew all technology, or suck it up and deal with the fact that there isn’t really any good way to avoid the fools.

climbnjump on April 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Unfortunately this is correct. However, I take pleasure in typing a conservative viewpoint on my Apple. Take that, Tim Cook! Heh.

Doc Holliday on April 6, 2014 at 9:44 PM

America – Ventura Highway

RickB on April 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

One of my all time favorites. Guess I’m old…

climbnjump on April 6, 2014 at 9:44 PM

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

:) My pleasure.

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

You can eschew all technology, or suck it up and deal with the fact that there isn’t really any good way to avoid the fools.

climbnjump on April 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

That’s why I didn’t uninstall Firefox.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

You can eschew all technology, or suck it up and deal with the fact that there isn’t really any good way to avoid the fools.

climbnjump on April 6, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Or you can calmly evaluate the situations and decide to make a change when and where you can, exercising a small bit of control over a situation where there is little, without adopting a “can’t do anything without doing everything so will have to do nothing” approach.

*shrug*

Midas on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Droppin’ a deuce is his MO.

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

OH, and by the way Mr. Apple-CEO-Cook, global warming is a crock. And I do own some Apple stock in mutual funds. Now get back to work and make me some money you liberal jackass.

Doc Holliday on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Where are the black people at the country music awards?

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I know, I haven’t seen that many white faces since this.

Fallon on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

nobama1267 on April 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

What would you know about God? What you said is evil.

Jaibones on April 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

Agreed. FF is the best browser ever…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM

+1

I don’t like how its programmers (from Google) have becomes less respecftful over time about its original vision, but they haven’t completely abandoned it (yet,) either.

I am not about to flip out and give up features I need and appreciate over something like this. The whole computer industry is liberal and crazy. I did register my complaints, however…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:25 PM

+1 again.

non-nonpartisan on April 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

… and if I *can* poke a particular set of fools in the eye without “eschewing all technology”, then I’ll take that opportunity. :)

Midas on April 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Droppin’ a deuce is his MO.

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

No, he’s had conversations before. Personally, I love the guy. Black, queer and all.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Shadow Play- Rory Gallagher

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Jim Croce – Age

RickB on April 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

That’s why I didn’t uninstall Firefox.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Yup, I am keeping it until it becomes unstable…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:49 PM

I_am_Still_waiting….

Doc Holliday on April 6, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Upon further reflection, I think those, including myself, who have said this treatment of Eich is like fascism, have been understating it. It goes well beyond that and is now more like Islam with its “Insulting the Prophet”. “Gay Marriage”/ “Marriage Equality” is now almost to the point of being equivalent to the Prophet of Islam, the pervert called Mohammad, not to ever be in any way criticized.

VorDaj on April 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Jesus, if QOTD can come as early as 4 o’clock for Wolly, how early is it for Kini?

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM

No, he’s had conversations before. Personally, I love the guy. Black, queer and all.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Sometimes he does..sometimes he drops a deuce and runs.

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Where are the black people at the country music awards?

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I know, I haven’t seen that many white faces since this.

Fallon on April 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Oh. So. Burned.

Well played.

Resist We Much on April 6, 2014 at 9:51 PM

non-nonpartisan on April 6, 2014 at 9:47 PM

What good would it do me to uninstall my favorite browser with great features? I don’t like shooting my foot…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Be back in a little while, keep the troll hammers thumpin’.

Doc Holliday on April 6, 2014 at 9:51 PM

***

Blacks that aren’t racists are afraid to go there, because it means rejection by other blacks.

Study: Blacks With White Friends are ‘Less Black’

But a new study of 212 black college students made available to Secrets found little open-mindedness: Blacks don’t like it when other blacks associate with whites, to the point of refusing help to an African-American experiencing “a run of bad luck” — just because they have white friends.

slickwillie2001 on April 6, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Not exactly to your point, but related. I tutored at an inner-city grade school for three and a half years. Not some half-ass occasional appearance. I’d spend several hours one day a week. What I hated to see was the number of black kids ridiculing other black kids for trying to do well in school because doing so was “acting white.”

Now, that’s a recipe for success.

BuckeyeSam on April 6, 2014 at 9:51 PM

nobama1267 on April 6, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Shut up, you putz.

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 9:52 PM

If you’re using Firefox and looking for a new browser, check out Pale Moon. It is based on Firefox and is compatible with its add-ons and themes. There’s also a migration tool for Firefox profiles.

http://www.palemoon.org/

Capp on April 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

I Got A Real George Jones – Amazing Rhythm Aces

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 9:39 PM

Good evening…

Randy Travis – “Tonight I’m Playing Possum”

kcewa on April 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Out On The Western Plain – Rory Gallagher

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Woo Hoo- My fave bro is here!
xoxo Ken!
Hope your trip is excellent!

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

kcewa on April 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Good evening, kcewa. :)

Excellent. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Sometimes he does..sometimes he drops a deuce and runs.

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Well, I just want him to know it’s OK if he wants to stay and talk.

When it’s him and not his boy, he does have a level of intelligence for a black liberal. He’s proven it on other topics.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

If this made it to HA this week, I missed it:

How Comcast Bought the Democratic Party

Dump Comcast. Your cable bill pays the salaries at MSNBC.

slickwillie2001 on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

;*shrug*

I’ve been using Opera for two days, and not missing any FF ‘features’. Maybe there was more there than I was using, hehe.

Midas on April 6, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Average users probably don’t care much. I respect that, and any desire to move away from FF. Me, I like having the ability to create extra toolbars, move them and buttons around wherever I want, and apply different themes.

FF is open source, and users can do whatever they want with it. I like that aspect as well. Let it programmers do the basic work while others are free to hijack it at will. =)

non-nonpartisan on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Hope your trip is excellent!

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Having a blast! XXXOOO to you!

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

If you’re using Firefox and looking for a new browser, check out Pale Moon. It is based on Firefox and is compatible with its add-ons and themes. There’s also a migration tool for Firefox profiles.

http://www.palemoon.org/

Capp on April 6, 2014 at 9:53 PM

I’d just as soon stick with Firefox. There are kooks and libs all over the internet spectrum…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Good evening, Ken. :) Very good to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

iif QOTD can come as early as 4 o’clock for Wolly, how early is it for Kini? Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM

no kidding. Not drunk enough, yet.
And the Texas NASCAR race got rained out, too.

Jeez.

wolly4321 on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Whatever floats your boat.

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:56 PM

LL only looks black. He’s really a honkey, according to people like i_am_liberal.

non-nonpartisan on April 6, 2014 at 9:21 PM

He’s a Republican and worked hard to get where he is. I looked him up once to find out what his real name was. Forget what it is though.

crankyoldlady on April 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Woo Hoo- My fave bro is here!
xoxo Ken!
Hope your trip is excellent!

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

According to SparkPlug, Ken can dial a cellphone with his ass.

I can neither confirm nor deny. I don’t share SparkPlug’s abiding interest in Ken’s ass.

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I ain’t looking for a new browser. I’ll stick with what I have…

OmahaConservative on April 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

*I’m sure it’s nice. Don’t get me wrong.

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

lol…

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Hi Jackie!

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

I will get by

Thanks to all for the well wishes and prayers for Mrs. Fred.

Be back later. Dinner time in the mountains of WY.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

wolly4321 on April 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Well, for DorkCurrent, QOTD comes usually at 10am the next day.

Gonna have to have him get me the lottery numbers.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

By the way, even blacks agree that there is more racism in the black community than in the white community:

More Americans View Blacks As Racist Than Whites, Hispanics

…Among black Americans, 31% think most blacks are racist, while 24% consider most whites racist and 15% view most Hispanics that way…

slickwillie2001 on April 6, 2014 at 9:59 PM

*I’m sure it’s nice. Don’t get me wrong.

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Hello Axe….

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Alan Jackson-Playing Possum

kcewa on April 6, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Where are the black people at the country music awards? I count 2 so far. Nice music and performances so far.

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

There are black country singers, of course. Ever heard of Charlie Pride, Darius Rucker, Rissi Palmer, Cowboy Troy?

climbnjump on April 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

More of a heavy drinker than a thinker, but today I spent quality time with my son; heard the frogs in the pond yap all last night ‘cause spring has sprung; saw most of my kids today yelling, and fighting, and smiling, and being kids; then my youngest who just got into double digits wanting me to listen to a song by George Strait “I Saw God Today”…………point of this post? Heck I don’t know, but if I died tonight; I would die a happy man.

Well, when I wake up tomorrow with a pounding headache…….flush everything I just said! Chcukle!!

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Whatever floats your boat.

bazil9 on April 6, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Well, I can’t H8 everybody. I sometimes find good in idiots and others.
For instance, we could have beers at the bar in Daytona (not the strip club) and speak of sports. As long as politics was not involved, he’d be OK.

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Hello Axe….

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 9:59 PM

~awkward moment~

O hey, KCB :)

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I found this magic 8 ball thing… lying in the grass by the waterfall.

When I turn it over… it reads… ‘Smooch me! I’ve fallen here looking for a quick pick up!’

I have no idea who dropped it here.

Anybody got any ideas?

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

<—- Now reading in solidarity with Soph.

Axe on April 6, 2014 at 10:02 PM

HonestLib on April 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

It sounds like you’re a lucky guy.

crankyoldlady on April 6, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Anybody got any ideas?

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I could guess.

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

In the spirit of the season:

Centerfield“, by Mr. Fogerty.

climbnjump on April 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

lol! Did you hear that our friend, Spark, got a new hat?

A Stetson… with a propeller. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Thanks to all for the well wishes and prayers for Mrs. Fred.

Be back later. Dinner time in the mountains of WY.

Fred

jrsrigmvr on April 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Night Fred, the Mrs. is in my prayers.

Murphy9 on April 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM

They are parking the cars and opening the doors.The rumor is they have a white boss that may or may not be Jewish.Get it?

docflash on April 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Climbnjump. KickandSwim.

Gwelf. Gwillie.

WTF!

Lanceman on April 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM

jrsrigmvr on April 6, 2014 at 9:58 PM

We’ll be right here, Fred. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 10:05 PM

Souped Up Ford – Rory Gallagher

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

George Jones – The Cold Hard Truth

Nuthin’ but…

kcewa on April 6, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Where are the black people at the country music awards?

i_am_liberal on April 6, 2014 at 8:16 PM

This comment is a joke, right?

Magazines:

Essence: Essence magazine is an inspirational magazine for African-American women that encourages them to lead bold, fulfilling lives.

Jet: Jet magazine is a news and entertainment magazine for African-Americans. First published in 1951, the digest-sized publication covers education, religion, entertainment, culture, and sports in every biweekly issue.

Sister2Sister: Sister 2 Sister magazine is an African-American lifestyle magazine. Each issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine features articles in entertainment, health, relationships, careers and more.

Ebony: Ebony magazine is an African-American culture magazine covering a broad range of topics of interest to both men and women. First published in 1945, the monthly magazine is the oldest African-American publication in the country.

Juicy: Juicy magazine offers the latest in black celebrity life, hair, and beauty! Each issue of Juicy includes exclusive interviews with the hottest celebrities, tips for perfecting and maintaining beautiful tresses, and guides for achieving great style and beauty!

Black EOE Journal: The Black EOE Journal is the employment and entrepreneur magazine. Find your career and business connection here. The Black EOE Journal provides the latest, most important diversity news, covering virtually every industry, business and profession.

Today’s Black Woman: Today’s Black Women is a lifestyle magazine for African American Women that speaks to her unique lifestyle. Whether it’s love, sex, relationships, career, health, money, fashion and beauty or other timely information about her and her world, Today’s Black Woman is there!

African American Golfer: African American Golfer’s Digest magazine is written for African-American golfers of all ages and skill levels. Each issue of African American Golfer Digest magazine includes technique tips, travel destination features, course reviews, golfer profiles and a calendar of events.

Black Men: Black Men magazine is a lifestyle magazine for today’s African-American male. Each issue of Black Men magazine features profiles of African-American leaders and entertainers and relevant articles about the African-American community.

Pathfinders: Pathfinders Travel is the leading leisure travel publication for the Black travel enthusiast. Its affluent, educated and sophisticated readers have a thirst for information on family, romantic and weekend destinations.

EnVus: An ethnic men’s lifestyle and entertainment magazine, EnVus gives the ethnic male what he enjoys. Readers get exclusive interviews with today’s hottest celebrities, athletes and music artists, plus articles about cars, sports, women and the sexy EnVus models.

Get Money Magazine: Get Money magazine is a quarterly urban business and finance magazine that covers investment, real estate and money management for young urban adults. The purpose of Get Money magazine is to provide young urban adults guidance on getting money, investing their money and managing their money.

About Time Magazine: Provides commentary that addresses national and international social issues amongst Africans and African Americans.

Black Enterprise Magazine: The premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. This magazine is the largest and oldest print resource for Black entrepreneurs.

Oh what the heck …

hawkdriver on April 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

A Stetson… with a propeller. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

No, but I can picture it. He ain’t right. Or he is smarter than us all. I can’t tell.

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

This is how we roll.

Fallon on April 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

KCB on April 6, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Spark’s plenty smart… and pretty darn smoochable, too… but then, so are you, handsome. :)

thatsafactjack on April 6, 2014 at 10:09 PM

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