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(CNN)   In the wake of Princeton dropping Woodrow Wilson's name from campus, NJ Governor announces that he too is woke to anti-racism, and is doing his part by no longer using Wilson's old desk   (cnn.com) divider line
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2 days ago  
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/Dude segregated the Federal government
//It had been integrated since the Civil War
///Apparently subby thinks "Woke" is an insult meaning "doesn't support the Klan"
 
2 days ago  
what about the woodrow wilson service area on the turnpike?  they going to change that too?
 
2 days ago  
and what about bloody volleyballs?

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2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
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2 days ago  

Barnacles!: and what about bloody volleyballs?

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They're re-mastering "Castaway", changing it to "Spalding"
 
2 days ago  

Mega Steve: Barnacles!: and what about bloody volleyballs?

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They're re-mastering "Castaway", changing it to "Spalding"


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2 days ago  
TIL

Office furniture can be racist.
 
2 days ago  
What about that Quaker school on the Main Line?

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2 days ago  
It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?
 
2 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?


People are stupid and think they are solving problems
 
2 days ago  
Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.
 
2 days ago  
Just fart on it if it makes you feel better.

Better pull up the streets in most of the South as slaves owners might have walked on them.
 
2 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?


You have a lot to learn about virtue signaling.
 
2 days ago  
When someone pointed out that the desk that he was sitting at once belonged to Woodrow Wilson, who was racist, - which is bad - he gets a new desk that has nothing to do with Wilson - which is also bad.  Can't win for losing, apparently.

IMO, he was told that something had connections to someone who was racist and he made a change to break that connection.  Yes, it can be seen as pandering, but if you want changes to happen and someone is clueless, education is necessary and then they can make a change.  So good for him for getting rid of the desk.  Hopefully it went into storage so it can go into a museum.
 
2 days ago  
Racism is finally solved in New Jersey. We are a shining beakon to the rest of the world.
 
2 days ago  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.
 
2 days ago  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


D2S
 
2 days ago  
Let the purge continue. Wonder who will be out in 100yrs.
 
2 days ago  
He will be remembered as a hero in the great Desk Wars of History.
 
2 days ago  

jekfark: NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?

People are stupid attention whores and think they are solving problems


Fixed that for you.
 
2 days ago  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


You baitin'?
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2 days ago  

Dead for Tax Reasons: what about the woodrow wilson service area on the turnpike?  they going to change that too?


This is Howard Stern's big opportunity!
 
2 days ago  

stuffy: Let the purge continue. Wonder who will be out in 100yrs.


Oh, lot's of people. Decisions made to the political whims of the present are subject to the political whims of the future.  Nothing is guaranteed, nothing is forever, and everything will be forgotten.
 
2 days ago  

NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?


It survived the "being sat on by Chris Christie"  test.
 
2 days ago  

duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.


Buchanan, Johnson, Cleveland II, Harding, Hoover, Dubya, and Turnip.
 
2 days ago  

1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.


Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?
 
2 days ago  

jekfark: NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?

People are stupid and think they are solving problems


If erasing lends purpose to an otherwise purposeless existence, where's the harm?
 
2 days ago  
Desks have racist cooties
 
2 days ago  

stuffy: Let the purge continue. Wonder who will be out in 100yrs.


Yeah, it'd be a real shame if we didn't continue honoring overt racists.
 
2 days ago  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: jekfark: NotThatGuyAgain: It's just a goddam desk, and probably a well made one at that.  Who gives a fark who used to own or use it?

People are stupid and think they are solving problems

If erasing lends purpose to an otherwise purposeless existence, where's the harm?


That makes sens........waitaminute....are you a desk salesman?
 
2 days ago  
How brave.
 
2 days ago  
first note... I support BLM completely

That being said, some of the things people are doing to show how "woke" they are really are not helping the cause, but are rather changing the narrative and minimizing the impact of the movement.

I am waiting for someone to come out and say.. "To support BLM I will no longer separate my whites from colors when I do my laundry"
 
2 days ago  
Wilson was essentially a much more intellectual Trump and probably ten times better at being a racist than Trump could ever be.

Similarly, he was another cosplayer in that he had a Confederate fetish, despite representing New Jersey while in elected office. It's not like New Jersey has some long history in regards to the south.
 
2 days ago  

duke3522: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?


According to Wikipedia, Woodrow Wilson is generally considered by historians to be one of the ten best historical presidents.

/Protesters editing that page in 3...2...
 
2 days ago  

BitwiseShift: What about that Quaker school on the Main Line?

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The biggest tragedy of removing that sign will be that a convenient PokeStop will also be lost.
 
2 days ago  

duke3522: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Trump is present. I said history.

And since Wilson was one of the main authors of The Lost Cause myth, I can make a case that the causes of this nightmare can be traced right back to Wilson.

Anyone want to try again?


What's your definition of worst President?  A President who offended you or something actually objective?
 
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2 days ago  
As someone who lives outside a city that has a petition with around 30k signatures to rename it to "Flavortown" I am starting to wonder how far this will go.  Are the Jefferson and Washington memorials on the clock?
 
2 days ago  

1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.


Literally not even the worst president of the last two decades. We recently had a guy who started a war, wasted a trillion dollars, and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people for no reason. And drove the economy into a depression. Remember him?

This recency chauvinism constantly has people dramatizing whoever is in the White House at the moment. Writing mean tweets doesn't even rank on the leaderboard of horrible shiat presidents have done.
 
2 days ago  

SpaceyCat: When someone pointed out that the desk that he was sitting at once belonged to Woodrow Wilson, who was racist, - which is bad - he gets a new desk that has nothing to do with Wilson - which is also bad.  Can't win for losing, apparently.

IMO, he was told that something had connections to someone who was racist and he made a change to break that connection.  Yes, it can be seen as pandering, but if you want changes to happen and someone is clueless, education is necessary and then they can make a change.  So good for him for getting rid of the desk.  Hopefully it went into storage so it can go into a museum.


Maybe he could have signed some anti-racist executive order(s) or legislation, like police reforms, on that desk as a middle finger to Wilson.  No this is better, he gets to show how anti-racist he is and doesn't have to do anything that actually matters.
 
2 days ago  
So when are they removing the 3 block monument to FDR?
 
2 days ago  
Need to remove everything and everyone connected to slavery.
 
2 days ago  

MugzyBrown: So when are they removing the 3 block monument to FDR?


Right after they blow up Hoover Dam
 
2 days ago  

joker420: Need to remove everything and everyone connected to slavery.


Starting with pimps
 
2 days ago  

joker420: Need to remove everything and everyone connected to slavery.


What do you propose to do with all the slaves' descendants?
 
2 days ago  
Let's hope a 100 years from now a governor somewhere won't be removing the donald j. trump resolute desk.
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2 days ago  
Do people get yet that "addressing racism" is a lot more than just "removing names of people who were racist"?
 
2 days ago  
the past. If you didn't understand how wildly different it was from now, how those people are basiaclly from an entierly different culture than we are today.

Anyone we name a thing after or put a statue up of today. In the future at some point, to the people living there, that person is either an unknown that goes unnoticed and not cared about, at best.
Or at worst they find that person to be a terrible vile villain and they can't even understand the contiguous line of cultural evolution that simply did pass thought those times that were an influence on why we are the way we are now, for the better or worse.


Just let the future burn itself. Don't force anyone to understand anything about how we get from there to here and what it means about what we are.

If we can just pretend to be as is now free of the past, and all that before times now was just a bunch of random bs that had nothing to do with us at all. Then let the future also be what that too. Stop putting up statues of your heroes today, they are just tomorrows villains anyway. Stop with the naming of long lasting thigns after short term lasting people that don't need to be remembered anyway.

Fook making the future honor our people today. Let us honor ours for us now, but not leave the trash from the
party for the future to have to clean up after us.


Just assume that in 200 years the culture of the future is so much more evolve than we are today they always  see us as savages and heathens unworthy of any praise.
You know just like we are experiencing today, maybe we could learn this lesson and not send this problem into the future.
 
2 days ago  

Tommy Moo: 1funguy: duke3522: Wilson was the worst POTUS in history! Prove me wrong.

Trump.
You're wrong.

Done.

Literally not even the worst president of the last two decades. We recently had a guy who started a war, wasted a trillion dollars, and actually killed hundreds of thousands of people for no reason. And drove the economy into a depression. Remember him?

This recency chauvinism constantly has people dramatizing whoever is in the White House at the moment. Writing mean tweets doesn't even rank on the leaderboard of horrible shiat presidents have done.


I thought Obama was a decent president.
 
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