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2022-01-18 1:59:15 PM  
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2022-01-18 2:19:50 PM  
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2022-01-18 2:22:25 PM  
Considering youngkin considers this a  picture of the good ol' days and is working hard to bring them back it is not a surprise.
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2022-01-18 2:23:40 PM  
Virginia, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the The Carlyle Group.
 
2022-01-18 2:27:16 PM  
"Cuts across everything we know to be true."

In other words, you don't know shiat and the things you think are true are absolute bullshiat. Got it.
 
2022-01-18 2:35:41 PM  
Eat shiat nazi.

Same goes for the dumbf*cks who voted for you.
 
2022-01-18 2:36:07 PM  
"Oh. I thought you were someone else "
 
2022-01-18 2:37:19 PM  
Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.
 
2022-01-18 2:38:16 PM  
There's one thing that both racists and non-racists really don't understand about racists.  We want to imagine that racists have an odd preoccupation with race.  As though they're living their entire lives fuming about non-whites.

But by and large, the thing that racists want more than anything is to never, ever, ever have to think about race ever again.  The people who installed the janky, bare metal "blacks only" water fountain next to the nice, porcelain "whites only" water fountain didn't want to watch black people drink from a rusted pipe.  They wanted to see no black people drinking from any fountain.  They didn't install Confederate monuments so that they could be constantly reminded about the fall of slavery.  They're sincere when they say it isn't about slavery to them . . . But they know it's about slavery to black people.  And more than anything, those monuments are about saying who that public space is for, and who was welcome there - people who think the Confederacy wasn't about slavery.

That's why racists gravitate to that MLK quote.  Because they're not being hypocrites when they're saying they don't want to see color.  They don't want to see color in their government, in their restaurants, in their communities, or in their courts.  They don't even want to think about it.  That doesn't mean black people are not welcome there, per se.  But anything that forces blackness "down their throats" is the problem.  If one can be black without forcing blackness down their throats, they'll love that person just fine.  But being forced to think about blackness is a disruption to their community, in their eyes.
 
2022-01-18 2:39:08 PM  
Bet it wasn't this one:

"Justice for black people will not flow into this society merely from court decisions nor from fountains of political oratory...White America must recognize that justice for black people cannot be achieved without radical changes in the structure of our society,"
 
2022-01-18 2:40:27 PM  

whidbey: Eat shiat nazi.

Same goes for the dumbf*cks who voted for you.


To be fair, the Democrat was even more toxic than Hillary. This shiatstain won because Democratic voters just couldn't be bothered to vote for him.

Biden got 2.4M votes in VA,McAuliffe got 1.6M. A year later and 800k fewer Democratic votes.

That is going to doom us all. Democratic voters that only show up every 4 years. The have ensured that the GOP owns most statehouses and governorships.
 
2022-01-18 2:40:31 PM  

MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.


Too bad we don't have that opportunity to see if you're right.  About the Democrats, anyway. : D
 
2022-01-18 2:40:51 PM  
"If I didn't sneeze...."
 
2022-01-18 2:41:05 PM  
Wait until he gets to the urgency of the moment part of the speech, he might have a heart attack.

/just kidding
//he ain't ever going to listen to the whole thing
 
2022-01-18 2:41:07 PM  
My Hell for the next 4 years
Will get worse when the GOP takes the VA Senate too next year then they can do anything they want.

/Virginian
 
2022-01-18 2:41:15 PM  
"So, class, here's some historical events that demonstrated that people were not judged by the content of their character, but by the color of their skin. Let's discuss how that affected people then, and how we can build a society that lives up to Dr. King's dream."
 
2022-01-18 2:41:44 PM  
Also, while we're talking about completely tone deaf misappropriations of MLK, the FBI certainly took the cake this year.
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lol love that ratio
 
2022-01-18 2:42:02 PM  

Nuuu: There's one thing that both racists and non-racists really don't understand about racists.  We want to imagine that racists have an odd preoccupation with race.  As though they're living their entire lives fuming about non-whites.

But by and large, the thing that racists want more than anything is to never, ever, ever have to think about race ever again.  The people who installed the janky, bare metal "blacks only" water fountain next to the nice, porcelain "whites only" water fountain didn't want to watch black people drink from a rusted pipe.  They wanted to see no black people drinking from any fountain.  They didn't install Confederate monuments so that they could be constantly reminded about the fall of slavery.  They're sincere when they say it isn't about slavery to them . . . But they know it's about slavery to black people.  And more than anything, those monuments are about saying who that public space is for, and who was welcome there - people who think the Confederacy wasn't about slavery.

That's why racists gravitate to that MLK quote.  Because they're not being hypocrites when they're saying they don't want to see color.  They don't want to see color in their government, in their restaurants, in their communities, or in their courts.  They don't even want to think about it.  That doesn't mean black people are not welcome there, per se.  But anything that forces blackness "down their throats" is the problem.  If one can be black without forcing blackness down their throats, they'll love that person just fine.  But being forced to think about blackness is a disruption to their community, in their eyes.


+1

Also,
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2022-01-18 2:42:26 PM  
Literally fired 30 people in the Attorney General's office on his first day, including at least two members of the Civil Rights Division and the entire Conviction Integrity Unit.
 
2022-01-18 2:43:04 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Virginia, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the The Carlyle Group.


Would have helped if the VA Democrats selected somebody who would've attacked Youngkin's history with The Carlyle Group instead of somebody who'd invested in it.
 
2022-01-18 2:43:13 PM  

eurotrader: Considering youngkin considers this a  picture of the good ol' days and is working hard to bring them back it is not a surprise.
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Look at those great patriots working to make America great again.
I'm disheartened that conservative culture war BS still works so well on the electorate, especially in my home state.
 
2022-01-18 2:43:40 PM  

Grungehamster: Literally fired 30 people in the Attorney General's office on his first day, including at least two members of the Civil Rights Division and the entire Conviction Integrity Unit.


Wow, it's like Elections have Consequences™.
 
2022-01-18 2:44:00 PM  
We should teach Republican civics. The sum total of their understanding could fit on a handful of bumper stickers.

We the people, Right to bear arms, I have a dream, Monday is two for one at Stuckies.
 
2022-01-18 2:44:53 PM  

MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.


I watch and encourage others to watch "the boondocks" season 1 ep. 9 return of the king on MLK holiday to get an understanding of what would it be like if MLK returned.
 
2022-01-18 2:45:00 PM  

MattytheMouse: Also, while we're talking about completely tone deaf misappropriations of MLK, the FBI certainly took the cake this year.
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lol love that ratio


They were celebrating the two year anniversary of this Jaboukie banger:

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2022-01-18 2:45:51 PM  

MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.


While this is probably true, one side is doing a little worse on the subject matter.

It seemed like every Republican on twitter had some variation of this
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Removing everything about MLK except his image and then using their own messaging in the place of his.
 
2022-01-18 2:46:05 PM  

Grungehamster: MattytheMouse: Also, while we're talking about completely tone deaf misappropriations of MLK, the FBI certainly took the cake this year.
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lol love that ratio

They were celebrating the two year anniversary of this Jaboukie banger:

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My tweet was quite literally "lol that meme just came to life."
 
2022-01-18 2:46:52 PM  
Was it the one he said in Memphis? Aaaaauuuuggghhh, someone farking shot me?
 
2022-01-18 2:46:53 PM  

eurotrader: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

I watch and encourage others to watch "the boondocks" season 1 ep. 9 return of the king on MLK holiday to get an understanding of what would it be like if MLK returned.


Eehhh. Aaron McGruder has some odd views on race. One of which is that he thinks fellow black people don't deserve the respect they ask for until kids stop listening to hip hop music. That episode cements it.
 
2022-01-18 2:48:14 PM  

J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

While this is probably true, one side is doing a little worse on the subject matter.

It seemed like every Republican on twitter had some variation of this
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Removing everything about MLK except his image and then using their own messaging in the place of his.


Everybody loves the Dr. King that's all like "something something I had a dream," less enthusiastic about the one that's like "America was built on exploitation of the blacks, and now capitalism exists to exploit racism and both blacks and whites alike."
 
2022-01-18 2:48:31 PM  
Martin Luther King, you had a dream? Well, I had a train to catch, and I missed it!
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2022-01-18 2:49:15 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: NewportBarGuy: Virginia, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the The Carlyle Group.

Would have helped if the VA Democrats selected somebody who would've attacked Youngkin's history with The Carlyle Group instead of somebody who'd invested in it.


Bingo... That's the sh*t that drives you nuts... We have only two parties when that race clearly called for an audible in a big way. They should have been able to destroy that guy... But, here we are.
 
2022-01-18 2:49:36 PM  

Walker: My Hell for the next 4 years
Will get worse when the GOP takes the VA Senate too next year then they can do anything they want.

/Virginian


Enjoy the free state purchased Ann Coulter book that will be delivered to every door.
 
2022-01-18 2:49:40 PM  
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What Republicans are doing when they sound off on the one MLK quote.

/maybe somebody with shoop skills can superimpose in MLK's face
 
2022-01-18 2:50:09 PM  

MattytheMouse: J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

While this is probably true, one side is doing a little worse on the subject matter.

It seemed like every Republican on twitter had some variation of this
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Removing everything about MLK except his image and then using their own messaging in the place of his.

Everybody loves the Dr. King that's all like "something something I had a dream," less enthusiastic about the one that's like "America was built on exploitation of the blacks, and now capitalism exists to exploit racism and both blacks and whites alike."


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2022-01-18 2:50:20 PM  

Nuuu: There's one thing that both racists and non-racists really don't understand about racists.  We want to imagine that racists have an odd preoccupation with race.  As though they're living their entire lives fuming about non-whites.

But by and large, the thing that racists want more than anything is to never, ever, ever have to think about race ever again.  The people who installed the janky, bare metal "blacks only" water fountain next to the nice, porcelain "whites only" water fountain didn't want to watch black people drink from a rusted pipe.  They wanted to see no black people drinking from any fountain.  They didn't install Confederate monuments so that they could be constantly reminded about the fall of slavery.  They're sincere when they say it isn't about slavery to them . . . But they know it's about slavery to black people.  And more than anything, those monuments are about saying who that public space is for, and who was welcome there - people who think the Confederacy wasn't about slavery.

That's why racists gravitate to that MLK quote.  Because they're not being hypocrites when they're saying they don't want to see color.  They don't want to see color in their government, in their restaurants, in their communities, or in their courts.  They don't even want to think about it.  That doesn't mean black people are not welcome there, per se.  But anything that forces blackness "down their throats" is the problem.  If one can be black without forcing blackness down their throats, they'll love that person just fine.  But being forced to think about blackness is a disruption to their community, in their eyes.


Yep. Their biggest annoyance is knowing black people are even around.

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Black people existing = "woke"
 
2022-01-18 2:50:49 PM  
I had a dream once, where I was hanging out in a trailer in the Mojave desert. There was a lion there. He had his name tied up into a man bun, a Hawaiian shirt that was opened down the middle, and he was smoking a blunt. I said "bro lol, u look like a farking NFT," and he lifted his glasses, exhaled a plume of smoke, and shook his head disapprovingly at me.

Can I have $20?
 
2022-01-18 2:52:32 PM  
"But to actually teach our children that one group is advantaged and another is disadvantaged simply because of the color of their skin cuts across everything we know to be true."

Let me paraphrase that for you:

But to actually teach our children the truth cuts across everything we want to be true.
 
2022-01-18 2:53:10 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Bith Set Me Up: NewportBarGuy: Virginia, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the The Carlyle Group.

Would have helped if the VA Democrats selected somebody who would've attacked Youngkin's history with The Carlyle Group instead of somebody who'd invested in it.

Bingo... That's the sh*t that drives you nuts... We have only two parties when that race clearly called for an audible in a big way. They should have been able to destroy that guy... But, here we are.


Or how, in 2020, KY Democrats picked self-proclaimed "Pro-Trump Democrat" Amy McGrath as Mitch McConnell's opponent instead of somebody such who would've actually contrasted against McConnell, like Charlie Booker.
 
2022-01-18 2:54:00 PM  

UltimaCS: eurotrader: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

I watch and encourage others to watch "the boondocks" season 1 ep. 9 return of the king on MLK holiday to get an understanding of what would it be like if MLK returned.

Eehhh. Aaron McGruder has some odd views on race. One of which is that he thinks fellow black people don't deserve the respect they ask for until kids stop listening to hip hop music. That episode cements it.


The personal views of writers doesn't prevent them from writing some good and informative things and shows. Come on the r.kelly episode was good and raised points worth considering. George Will made some valid points while holding some reprehensible views.
 
2022-01-18 2:55:13 PM  
I am all for banning CRT from all schools, they ought to upgrade to LCD already.
 
2022-01-18 2:55:16 PM  
Fonaibung:
Yep. Their biggest annoyance is knowing black people are even around.

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Black people existing = "woke"


Clearly someone who was too young to see "The Lost World."

Amazing that an interracial family just kind of went unnoticed in the 1990s. We've moved backwards as a society.
 
2022-01-18 2:55:24 PM  

whidbey: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

Too bad we don't have that opportunity to see if you're right.  About the Democrats, anyway. : D


We kind of do.  You have people in the media, McCaskill for example, who were Democratic leaders lambasting the efforts of people who live and promote MLK's vision of a racially and economically just America for costing Americans votes, and in the wake of the 2020 election you had Congresswoman Karen blaming those same people and organizations for the losses that her conservatives received when they told their constituents to get farked instead of standing with them.
 
2022-01-18 2:56:50 PM  
I do judge people by their skin, not by its color but by it's thickness, and I judge Governor Youngkin ... poorly.
 
2022-01-18 2:56:55 PM  

UltimaCS: eurotrader: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

I watch and encourage others to watch "the boondocks" season 1 ep. 9 return of the king on MLK holiday to get an understanding of what would it be like if MLK returned.

Eehhh. Aaron McGruder has some odd views on race. One of which is that he thinks fellow black people don't deserve the respect they ask for until kids stop listening to hip hop music. That episode cements it.


Well, I'm glad someone brought that up. The whole speech at the end... Very reminiscent of the old Chris Rock bit on black people/n-words. I know he's got real beef with black popular culture, but it came off as... not helping.
 
2022-01-18 2:58:05 PM  

Murkanen: whidbey: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

Too bad we don't have that opportunity to see if you're right.  About the Democrats, anyway. : D

We kind of do.  You have people in the media, McCaskill for example, who were Democratic leaders lambasting the efforts of people who live and promote MLK's vision of a racially and economically just America for costing Americans votes, and in the wake of the 2020 election you had Congresswoman Karen blaming those same people and organizations for the losses that her conservatives received when they told their constituents to get farked instead of standing with them.


Do you think MLK would have supported the rioting and looting in the summer of 2020?
 
2022-01-18 2:58:23 PM  

Murkanen: whidbey: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

Too bad we don't have that opportunity to see if you're right.  About the Democrats, anyway. : D

We kind of do.  You have people in the media, McCaskill for example, who were Democratic leaders lambasting the efforts of people who live and promote MLK's vision of a racially and economically just America for costing Americans votes, and in the wake of the 2020 election you had Congresswoman Karen blaming those same people and organizations for the losses that her conservatives received when they told their constituents to get farked instead of standing with them.


So former politicians and some nutbag from Virginia.

Who passed the Voting Rights Act in the House again?
 
2022-01-18 3:00:09 PM  
Was it this one?

The Republican Party geared its appeal and program to racism, reaction, and extremism. All people of goodwill viewed with alarm and concern the frenzied wedding at the Cow Palace of the KKK with the radical right. The "best man" at this ceremony was a senator whose voting record, philosophy, and program were anathema to all the hard-won achievements of the past decade.

It was both unfortunate and disastrous that the Republican Party nominated Barry Goldwater as its candidate for President of the United States. In foreign policy Mr. Goldwater advocated a narrow nationalism, a crippling isolationism, and a trigger-happy attitude that could plunge the whole world into the dark abyss of annihilation. On social and economic issues, Mr. Goldwater represented an unrealistic conservatism that was totally out of touch with the realities of the twentieth century. The issue of poverty compelled the attention of all citizens of our country. Senator Goldwater had neither the concern nor the comprehension necessary to grapple with this problem of poverty in the fashion that the historical moment dictated.

On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represented a philosophy that was morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulated a philosophy which gave aid and comfort to the racist. His candidacy and philosophy would serve as an umbrella under which extremists of all stripes would stand. In the light of these facts and because of my love for America, I had no alternative but to urge every Negro and white person of goodwill to vote against Mr. Goldwater and to withdraw support from any Republican candidate that did not publicly disassociate himself from Senator Goldwater and his philosophy.

While I had followed a policy of not endorsing political candidates, I felt that the prospect of Senator Goldwater being President of the United States so threatened the health, morality, and survival of our nation, that I could not in good conscience fail to take a stand against what he represented.

https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/chapter-23-mississippi-challenge

/Okay, probably not...
 
2022-01-18 3:01:55 PM  

Shaggy_C: Murkanen: whidbey: MattytheMouse: Literally every single politician should stop invoking Martin Luther King Jr.

Were he around today, republicans would be calling him a Marxist terrorist, and democrats would be saying that he was costing them votes.

Too bad we don't have that opportunity to see if you're right.  About the Democrats, anyway. : D

We kind of do.  You have people in the media, McCaskill for example, who were Democratic leaders lambasting the efforts of people who live and promote MLK's vision of a racially and economically just America for costing Americans votes, and in the wake of the 2020 election you had Congresswoman Karen blaming those same people and organizations for the losses that her conservatives received when they told their constituents to get farked instead of standing with them.

Do you think MLK would have supported the rioting and looting in the summer of 2020?


Yes.

And the reaction back then was the exact same pearl clutching reaction we see today.
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2022-01-18 3:02:26 PM  

HighOnCraic: On the urgent issue of civil rights, Senator Goldwater represented a philosophy that was morally indefensible and socially suicidal. While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulated a philosophy which gave aid and comfort to the racist


They should have given him his own helicopter.

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