ToDaZeD *headslap*

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  1. The flag and the anthem are fundamental symbols of “inclusion.”

    Comment by DougM and his raccoon platoon — September 28, 2017 @ 1:24 pm

  2. Claire – Brava!
    Maybe that’s what we could use; a public discussion of the Values this nation was founded upon, a public discussion of the ideas in the Federalist Papers and their application to current issues, a public discussion of the History of Venezuela and it’s current issues.
    You hit on the heart of the problem; having seized control of our schools, the Progs ensure the Founding principles and facts are given short shrift – not taught or else distorted if taught at all.

    Yesterday, I engaged a young black man in conversation. He, just out of high school and starting college, wanted to know if I had a bucket list. I told him I managed most of my items, but regret never having seen a redwood or sequoia.
    He replied “What’s that?” He didn’t even know they were trees, never mind their claim to fame.
    Not quite the same as exposure to Founding ideas, but sad anecdotal testimony to the atrocious job public school systems do and the dismal state of knowledge they impart.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — September 28, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

  3. Whenever anyone I’m not attracted to asks about my sexual preference, my response is always “I’m sorry, I’m just not attracted to you”.

    If I am attracted, “Is that an offer?”

    I thought the whole point of all this obsession with sexuality was so that we could go around without it being used against us.

    Comment by staghounds — September 28, 2017 @ 2:35 pm

  4. Thought GFY was short for
    Go Fuck Yourself.
    Huh…

    Comment by Dan Patterson — September 28, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

  5. “I told him I managed most of my items, but regret never having seen a redwood or sequoia.”
    Having lived in California and seeing them a half a dozen or so times since I was a kid, I never thought about them that way. And yes, they are impressive.

    Comment by Dave — September 28, 2017 @ 3:51 pm

  6. I wonder how many people have actually read the Federalist Papers, and then thought about them. I’ve done it a couple times; it isn’t quick easy light reading. So that TL:DR is a real double bear trap here. First you have to convince people that it’s worth it, and then you have to get them to think about what they’ve read. And of course, they have to be at least passingly familiar with the Constitution to begin with. And some unvarnished history. Too many of them will look at it like Obama does, as a flawed document (his actual words). And I’d bet that nearly every one of these football kneelers is in the “3/5 crowd”, my term for those who have this attitude that that little part is offensive … sadly, that’s the bunch who need to learn the most, but you’ll never get them to partake. Not with an open mind.

    Comment by drew458 — September 28, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

  7. I have several blogs. Two of them much of my published work in journalism. A few others, too. The above link to old news story I did for a Berkeley newspaper which might be fun to read. It does not target the points made above about American history. It was just my work that day for a Berkeley newspaper. Feel free to read for cheer if you like.

    Comment by Lurene Gisee — September 28, 2017 @ 9:45 pm

  8. I did make comment. Where is it?

    Comment by Lurene Gisee — September 28, 2017 @ 9:46 pm

  9. ^ The link tied to your name says the page doesn’t exist.

    Comment by DougM and his raccoon platoon — September 28, 2017 @ 9:53 pm

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