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If you went to school during the start and after "integration," then you have lived part of this discussion as a student.  If a member of your family taught in segregated schools, they have lived this discussion too.

Politics / Opinion: I regret calling for Justin Fairfax to resign
« on: October 03, 2022, 12:45:30 PM »
I regret calling for Justin Fairfax to resign

By Sophia A. Nelson
September 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. EDT

Sophia A. Nelson, a former House Republican Congressional Committee counsel, is the author of “Be the One You Need: 21 Life Lessons I Learned Taking Care of Everyone but Me.”

Former Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax (D) was once a shining, rising star in Virginia politics. A young, well-educated Black man with a lovely wife and beautiful children, all by his late 30s. A former federal prosecutor, with a spotless personal and ethical record and a great future ahead. Until the bottom fell out in early 2019, when two accused him of sexual assault decades prior.

He became a target for the #MeToo movement. But evidence has emerged recently that Fairfax might have been the victim of a coordinated smear campaign. A July Post article reported that the FBI is looking into the allegations. Fairfax has been appearing on any platform that will have him to clear his name. Unfortunately, he has had very few takers.


Sports Forum / Remembering Buck Buchanan
« on: September 12, 2022, 11:19:37 PM »
He was a guy who was so big and moved so easily.  He probably gave Raider Gene Upshaw more problems than almost anyone else.  I was happy to see him make the NFL 100 All-Time team.

From the Pro Football Hall of Fame Facebook page:

Years ago, yours truly, a dog person, started a thread about cats.  Now, cats can actually be caring, but I had to post this.  ;D


Obnoxious Cats Are Quite Aware Of The Fact That They're A-Holes, But They Don't Really Care
by Ayoub

Cats always do things in their own unique ways, because cats don't care if you approve of their methods and they'll pretty much confidently go through whatever they're doing despite the lack of your validation. In a cat's head, the cat is always right no matter what.

The world basically revolves around cats (as far as the cat is concerned) and anything in this world is created to please cats. However, you still can't deny how lovable cats really are, which makes you want to adopt as many of them as possible. Here are some cats who don't really give a f***, and they're confident about the things they're doing.


General Discussion Forum / Sept. 4, 1949: Concert in Peekskill Attacked
« on: September 06, 2022, 02:21:00 AM »
Sept. 4, 1949: Concert in Peekskill Attacked
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Art & Music

On Labor Day weekend in 1949, the rescheduled benefit concert for the Civil Rights Congress with Paul Robeson was held in Peekskill, New York after the first attempt was brutally attacked by racist mobs.


Sports Forum / WNBA Game: They just could not let it go.
« on: September 01, 2022, 02:18:52 PM »
They picked up double technical fouls.

Politics / The Soviet Union's last leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, dies at 91
« on: August 30, 2022, 05:01:40 PM »
Twitter trend

Mikhail Gorbachev, final leader of Soviet Union, dies at 91

Gorbachev died following a "serious and long illness."
By ABC News
August 30, 2022, 4:46 PM

This is a nightmare for more reasons that one.  I have been there going to and from work.

 :o :o :o

Politics / Some Florida election results
« on: August 24, 2022, 08:39:09 PM »
I have made mention of Rick Scott and (probably) Ron DeSantis and feel sorry for many, not all, in the Sunshine State.  I say not all because some want them in office; but the others have to suffer.

Anyway, there were some interesting and (I say) hopeful victories last night.

Of course we in the Peach State need to do our part.



House District 10


Attorney General Democratic Primary


Florida House District 109

What gets me so much is not her winning but her emotion. (with video)

Frost is Afro-Cuban.


The Gen-Z candidate wins with a message of boldness and newness.

Scott Powers
August 23, 2022

Generation Z has its first big political champion — and his name is Maxwell Alejandro Frost.

With a well-organized campaign, a flood of outside money, and a tireless, bold, youthful approach, Frost, 25, dispatched a bevy of big-name, old-school Democrats and won what likely will be an easy path to Congress by winning the Democratic Primary Election in Florida’s 10th Congressional District.

Frost won decisively over state Sen. Randolph Bracy, former three-term U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, former 12-term U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, and a list of other Democrats: Jack Achenbach, Jeff Boone, Natalie Jackson, Khalid Muneer and Teresa Tachon.

With 142 of 147 precincts reporting, Frost had 34% of the vote, compared with Bracy’s 25%. Grayson was third with 15%.

CD 10, an open district spanning much of northern Orange County, is much different from the district Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings has represented for the past six years. Thanks to redistricting, CD 10 is far more diverse.

But it’s no less Democratic.

That means Frost, a Black Latino Democratic community organizer and progressive issues activist, is a heavy favorite going into November.


Politics / Rick Scott and GOP the campaign money
« on: August 23, 2022, 02:37:13 AM »
Rick Scott is a problem.  This time for republicans.

General Discussion Forum / Happy Birthday to Angela Bassett
« on: August 16, 2022, 11:27:53 PM »
Angela Bassett is nine months older than Mississippi Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Representative Val Demings is older than Cindy Hyde-Smith.

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Sports Forum / Allyson Felix on Motherhood
« on: August 11, 2022, 11:59:45 PM »
Olympian Allyson Felix Says: “You Don’t Have To Choose Between Motherhood And Anything Else”

In an exclusive interview with Romper, five-time Olympian and mom-of-one Allyson Felix talks about parenting and setting new goals for herself as she hangs up her spikes.

The Reagan Revolution changed America’s values to 'greed is good.' How can we take them back? | Opinion

Thom Hartmann
August 01, 2022

Many Americans, looking at the GOP’s position on the issues, find themselves confused.

Why would the party claiming to be the last bastion of reverence for “life” in America also be the party that supports 50,000 American gun deaths every year, the leading cause of death among children and more than every other developed country in the world combined? Why would they support anti-abortion laws that don’t even contain exceptions for the life of the mother? Why do they fight so hard to keep healthcare out of the reach of so many Americans (12 GOP-controlled states still refuse to offer Medicaid — 90% paid for by the federal government — to their low-income working people)?


Myths of the American Civil War It’s Time to Put to Bed
Larry Holzwarth - January 31, 2022

Few, if any, events of American history were as divisive as the Civil War. Events which led to the conflict, the war itself, and its aftermath continue to divide the nation. Pervasive myths contribute to much of the misunderstandings surrounding it. Some of these myths are simply folklore. Others are deliberate revisions of history, seeking to rewrite the story of the bloodiest war in American history. How and why the war was fought, its conduct and the rebuilding of the nation in its wake are all shrouded with “facts” which have no basis in truth. Some are relatively harmless, despite their inaccuracy. Others continue to have a detrimental effect on society and politics over 150 years after the war ended. Arguments over the true causes of the war continue, despite the historical record clearly documenting what led to the conflagration.


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