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(The New York Times)   Oh nothing to see here, just Trump's personal lawyer forwarding an email echoing Civil War secessionist propaganda   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2017-08-16 09:51:18 PM  
Even better?  Penned by a black dude.  WTF guys?
 
2017-08-16 10:03:31 PM  
Both men "saved America"? How did Lee save America exactly?

I also like how they misspelled Napoleon.
 
2017-08-16 10:09:13 PM  
From one of his emails:
"You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington," the email reads, "there literally is no difference between the two men."

No wonder they can't tell the difference between nazis and those who oppose them, they are deeply incurably stupid.
 
2017-08-16 10:14:26 PM  

farkingnotworking: Both men "saved America"? How did Lee save America exactly?



Mr. Almon listed several reasons Lee is no different from Washington. "Both rebelled against the ruling government," the email reads, adding, "Both saved America."
Mr. Almon, who is black, said in his email to Mr. Dowd that the protesters should "go back to the ghettos and do raise their children and rebuild places like Detroit."
 
2017-08-16 10:16:10 PM  
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Benedict Arnold

Both were American military leaders, but only one was a turncoat who abandoned his post during wartime.
Trump's lawyer apparently can't tell the difference between the two.
 
2017-08-16 10:21:56 PM  

Release the Hounds: "Both saved America."


How does committing treason "save" America?
 
2017-08-16 10:26:36 PM  

bloobeary: Release the Hounds: "Both saved America."

How does committing treason "save" America?


I guess you need to take that up with Mr. Almon, who made that statement.
 
2017-08-16 10:30:11 PM  
"Mr. Almon, by telling crackas what they want to hear, has amassed a modest fortune. To this end, Mr. Almon expressed exasperation at his fellow black Americans inability to buy more money, instead of spending such welfare provided meager tidings on Newports, Olde English fawdies, steaks, lobsters, watermelon and Zig Zag rolling papers. Often times, Mr Almon noted, the children of 'not the good ones' are often neglected and ignored.  He advised the African American community to loose booty back to where they came from: Detroit, to build the impoverished city back to it's former glory, the likes Detroit has never seen before.  Literally.  Understand that word is bond, Mr. Almon pointed out, 'get on the good foot' Mr Almon was heard telling his white aides"

"BREAKING NEWS" Mr. Almon, a staunch supporter of President Trump and White Lives Matter was found naked and hysterical, chained to a bust of General Sherman in Witchita, Kansas early this morning"
 
2017-08-16 10:31:32 PM  

farkingnotworking: Both men "saved America"? How did Lee save America exactly?

I also like how they misspelled Napoleon.

It declared that Lee "saved America" by opting to surrender rather than launch guerrilla attacks in the final days of the Civil War

.
 
2017-08-16 10:35:05 PM  
"BREAKING NEWS" Mr. Almon, a staunch supporter of President Trump and White Lives Matter was found naked and hysterical, chained to a bust of General Sherman in Witchita, Kansas early this morning"

Surely you don't mean the Union General who kept his slaves until a year after the war was over... do you?
 
2017-08-16 10:41:27 PM  
"You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington," the email reads, "there literally is no difference between the two men."

Except which of them won their war?
I don't see a lot of General Lee 2 dollar bills floating around in US currency either.
 
2017-08-16 10:45:32 PM  
A compromise on the civil war monuments issue would be preserving any of them older than 100 years.  Most were built in the latter half of the 20th century as a big f$ck you to black people and lbs.
 
2017-08-16 10:56:30 PM  
Wow, You are either trolling or incurably stupid yourself. Better hide under your bed from all those mean black people who don't want you shooting or lynching them.

Tell that to the families of the FIVE police officers murdered in Dallas by a  Black Lives Matter sniper...just standing up for himself, I guess.
 
2017-08-17 12:52:12 AM  
"You're sticking your nose in my personal email?" Mr. Dowd told The Times in a brief telephone interview. "People send me things. I forward them." He then hung up.

The best people.
 
2017-08-17 12:53:43 AM  
Well, I guess if you reduce it to a list of one-sentence bullet points devoid of any context whatsoever, sure, Washington and Lee are the same. So are Lee and Eisenhower, or Jackson and Custer, or Teddy Roosevelt and Norman Schwarzkopf.

But in the real world, no, they're not.
 
2017-08-17 12:57:27 AM  

farkingnotworking: Both men "saved America"? How did Lee save America exactly?
.


By losing
 
2017-08-17 12:59:17 AM  
"You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington"

Hold ye mine ale.
 
stk [TotalFark]
2017-08-17 01:01:43 AM  
One big difference is that Washington actually won.

Plus:
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tl;dr "talk shiat, get hit"
 
2017-08-17 01:06:35 AM  
The Party of Lincoln seems reluctant to compare themselves to him.
 
2017-08-17 01:08:09 AM  
Bannon's out with an interview tonight saying "Give me more, say the revolution is coming" and Trump is planning to go to Phoenix despite the mayro begging him not to and announce he is pardoning Arpaio.

We're just at the beginning.  Trump is tearing the country apart.  Some people find joy in this.
 
2017-08-17 01:08:24 AM  
I have a theory that Robert E Lee is mostly looked up to by some people because he subconsciously reminds them of Willie Nelson.

/maybe a hypothesis
 
2017-08-17 01:08:36 AM  
This is what a real Civil War hero looks like. Where are their monuments?

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2017-08-17 01:14:45 AM  

Soup4Bonnie: Bannon's out with an interview tonight saying "Give me more, say the revolution is coming" and Trump is planning to go to Phoenix despite the mayro begging him not to and announce he is pardoning Arpaio.

We're just at the beginning.  Trump is tearing the country apart.  Some people find joy in this.


He can't tear this country apart unless we let him.

WE. Are this country.
 
2017-08-17 01:14:47 AM  
Washington was hardly perfect but in the end he did attempt to emancipate his slaves upon his death.  This hardly excuses the evils of slavery but it isn't the herp derp they were the same stupidity.

http://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/slavery/washingtons-1799​-​will/
 
2017-08-17 01:16:13 AM  
Can the Executive secede from the Union? It seems like they might be happier elsewhere, though I'm not sure where.
 
2017-08-17 01:16:27 AM  
FTFA: "You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington, there literally is no difference between the two men."

That's a reasonable stance to take, if you're retarded.
 
2017-08-17 01:19:07 AM  

mrshowrules: A compromise on the civil war monuments issue would be preserving any of them older than 100 years.  Most were built in the latter half of the 20th century as a big f$ck you to black people and lbs.


Technically anything over 50 years old is considered historic and possibly eligible for nomination to be listed on the NRHP. As an archaeologist I find this dumb but that is the current setup. I also don't think we need statues of traitors, you can learn about them by doing some cursory research.
 
2017-08-17 01:19:54 AM  
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2017-08-17 01:31:14 AM  

stan unusual: [i0.wp.com image 710x819]
George Washington

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Benedict Arnold

Both were American military leaders, but only one was a turncoat who abandoned his post during wartime.
Trump's lawyer apparently can't tell the difference between the two.


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2017-08-17 01:32:01 AM  
how do we make a difference? I've been a lurker who got 1 or 2 farkers to give me TF through out the 5 to 10 years i've been farking. Short story, (I know no one cares). We met, we both enjoyed Matt Groening.
 
2017-08-17 01:39:57 AM  

BolloxReader: Can the Executive secede from the Union? It seems like they might be happier elsewhere, though I'm not sure where.


Give them the floating island of plastic bottles.
 
2017-08-17 01:41:04 AM  

Release the Hounds: farkingnotworking: Both men "saved America"? How did Lee save America exactly?


Mr. Almon listed several reasons Lee is no different from Washington. "Both rebelled against the ruling government," the email reads, adding, "Both saved America."
Mr. Almon, who is black, said in his email to Mr. Dowd that the protesters should "go back to the ghettos and do raise their children and rebuild places like Detroit."


So he's a god damned moron?
 
2017-08-17 01:41:32 AM  

Gordon Bennett: This is what a real Civil War hero looks like. Where are their monuments?

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Massachusetts; A big frieze along a wrought iron fence in the Boston Common.
 
2017-08-17 01:42:35 AM  

rpkteg: mrshowrules: A compromise on the civil war monuments issue would be preserving any of them older than 100 years.  Most were built in the latter half of the 20th century as a big f$ck you to black people and lbs.

Technically anything over 50 years old is considered historic and possibly eligible for nomination to be listed on the NRHP. As an archaeologist I find this dumb but that is the current setup. I also don't think we need statues of traitors, you can learn about them by doing some cursory research.


NRHP means nothing except an entry in a database. No protections, no nothing. The only protections kick in if local government creates a historic district and chooses to pass preservation ordinances applying to the historical distinctiveness of the area.

It's a marketing gimmick, and shouldn't be taken seriously by anyone, really.

\sat on a local historical preservation society board
 
2017-08-17 01:45:06 AM  

BolloxReader: Can the Executive secede from the Union? It seems like they might be happier elsewhere, though I'm not sure where.


Moscow
 
2017-08-17 01:48:06 AM  
Where did this guy get his law degree?  The derptastic word salad he had published is about as legally destructive to Dolt45's status as anything he personally has said.

Both my lawyers are very short and to the point.  There's no doubt what they've conveyed is accurate, especially when it's written.  I'm just imagining this guy in court on defense, he'd have his client convicted before he finished his opening statements.
 
2017-08-17 01:49:58 AM  
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2017-08-17 01:50:09 AM  

NoGods: The Party of Lincoln seems reluctant to compare themselves to him.


Now it's the party of George Lincoln Rockwell.
 
2017-08-17 02:13:41 AM  

joepennerlives: Gordon Bennett: This is what a real Civil War hero looks like. Where are their monuments?

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Massachusetts; A big frieze along a wrought iron fence in the Boston Common.


Cool. I approve. I really think those soldiers deserve to be lauded far more. They had to struggle to overcome racism in the North just to be allowed to enlist in the Union army, and then they fought bravely and passionately to free their brothers and sisters from slavery.

I often hear the Confederacy referred to as rebels. I disagree. They fought to restore a lost status quo. There's nothing rebellious about that. But those black soldiers, there were true rebels wholly deserving of the name.
 
2017-08-17 02:34:40 AM  

FullofMT: So many people on Facebook who think BLM is somehow divisive /dangerous.


I know.  I mean, I understand the Bundys had a problem with the Bureau of Land Management but this whole thing is completely out of hand.
 
2017-08-17 02:54:11 AM  
Wasn't what Lee did the very antithesis of saving this country, you know, the whole fighting for the side that wanted to kill the United States?

Am I taking too many drugs? Did I somehow slip into opposite world?
 
2017-08-17 02:55:12 AM  

Katolu: Release the Hounds: farkingnotworking: Both men "saved America"? How did Lee save America exactly?


Mr. Almon listed several reasons Lee is no different from Washington. "Both rebelled against the ruling government," the email reads, adding, "Both saved America."
Mr. Almon, who is black, said in his email to Mr. Dowd that the protesters should "go back to the ghettos and do raise their children and rebuild places like Detroit."

So he's a god damned moron?


A lawyer taking on a case that not only will they ultimately lose, but one where the client is well known to stiff the people he's hired with little regard to the consequences?

Probably.
 
2017-08-17 03:05:24 AM  
THE SOUTH HAD VOTING RIGHTS YOU DUMB farkS.

The south seceded before Lincoln had even been inaugurated. They lost one election and decided they would rather murder their brothers rather than abide by the democratic process.
 
2017-08-17 04:00:42 AM  

"You're sticking your nose in my personal email?" Mr. Dowd told The Times in a brief telephone interview.


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2017-08-17 05:21:31 AM  
President Trump's personal lawyer on Wednesday forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and friends that echoed secessionist Civil War propaganda and declared that the group Black Lives Matter "has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups."

"You're sticking your nose in my personal email?" Mr. Dowd told The Times in a brief telephone interview. "People send me things. I forward them." He then hung up.



Looks like someone enjoyed lead paint chips as part of a balanced breakfast.
 
2017-08-17 05:39:46 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Well, I guess if you reduce it to a list of one-sentence bullet points devoid of any context whatsoever, sure, Washington and Lee are the same. So are Lee and Eisenhower, or Jackson and Custer, or Teddy Roosevelt and Norman Schwarzkopf.

But in the real world, no, they're not.


But, in no case are they LITERALLY the same person.
 
2017-08-17 05:43:55 AM  
"I heard you were talking about a civil war general who saved America"
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2017-08-17 05:58:20 AM  

Ken S.: From one of his emails:
"You cannot be against General Lee and be for General Washington," the email reads, "there literally is no difference between the two men."

No wonder they can't tell the difference between nazis and those who oppose them, they are deeply incurably stupid.


This is binary thinking and is a common practice among Conservatives.
 
2017-08-17 06:31:07 AM  

Commander Lysdexic: "I heard you were talking about a civil war general who saved America"
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How about this guy?
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2017-08-17 07:59:14 AM  
The email claims that Black Lives Matter has been "totally infiltrated by terrorist groups"

1. Just because you say that doesn't make it true

2. It's obvious the you desperately need that to be the case

3. The fact that Black Lives Matter has you and the bottom rung of society shiatting your pants in fear means they're doing something right.
 
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