Monday, August 4, 2008
Mouth noise from the Ignorants
STONE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA
NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST
HERE IS AN ARTICLE THAT SHOWS WHY AND HOW PEOPLE ARE IGNORANT AND BY THEIR IGNORANCE, DESTINED TO RETURN TO CONDITIONS THAT GENERATED THE VERY CONDITIONS THE COMPLAIN ABOUT.
FIRST, BEFORE YOU START THE "RACIST" CRAP--I AM NOT. I JUDGE PEOPLE BY THEIR CHARACTER ABD ACCOMPLISHMENTS. CHARACTER AND ACCOMPLISHMENT GET RESPECT. NO CHARCTER AND NO ACCOMPLISHMENTS GET NO REPECT.
NEXT, I HAD A VERY HONEST HISTORY TEACHER IN HIGH SCHOOL.
HE EXPLAINED IT LIKE THIS:
AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, THE NORTH WANTED TO PUNISH THE SOUTH (THE CONFEDERACY). THE WAR HAD NOT BEEN ABOUT SLAVERY UNTIL ALMOST AT THE END OF THE WAR WHEN LINCOLN NEEDED AN EMOTIONAL ISSUE TO SELL THE WAR AND KEEP IT GOING. IT WAS ABOUT SOUTHERNERS HAVING TO FOLLOW DICTATES FROM WASHINGTON DC.
NORTHERNERS PASSED A LAW: NO ONE WHO HAD "BORNE ARMS FOR OR GIVEN AID AND COMFORT TO THE CONFEDERATE ARMY" COULD VOTE. THE NORTHENERS (YANKEES) THEN ADVISED THOSE WHO COULD VOTE- (FORMER SLAVES)-- WHO TO VOTE FOR: OTHER SLAVES. CONTRACTS FOR GOODS AND SERVICES WERE AWARDED TO NORTHENERS, BUT HARDLY ANY OF THE CONTRACTS WERE HONORED.
SO, THE FORMER REBS CAN"T VOTE, AND THE ONLY LAW IS THE UNION ARMY. THEY ARE POWERLESS.
YOU NOW HAVE THE RISE OF THE KU KLUX KLAN. THESE MEN WENT OUTSIDE THE LAW TO EFFECT A POSITIVE RESULT TO THEIR SURVIVAL.
SO, WHO DO THEY CONFRONT TO REGAIN SOME OF THE CONTROL OVER THEIR LIVES? THE PEOPLE "IN POWER", ELECTED BY THOSE WHO COULD VOTE.
OVER TIME, THE KKK MORPHED INTO A SOCIETY THAT HAD SEGREGATION AS A GOAL.
SO, ARE THESE HATERS GOING TO TEAR DOWN STONE MOUNTAIN? (SECOND PICTURE) THERE ARE THREE REBS THERE: STONEWALL JACKSON,ROBERT E LEE, AND JEFF DAVIS.
TO PROVE MY POINT, ARLINGTON CEMETARY WAS ROBERT E LEE'S PLANTATION--ARLINGTON.
THE NORTH--WANTING TO GUARANTEE THAT LEE COULD NEVER RETURN HOME AND FARM AGAIN--SEIZED THE PROPERTY AND BEGAN BURYING UNION ARMY DEAD THERE.
Tinker ad questions Cohen on civil rights
TV spot cites support of keeping Forrest statue
By Bartholomew Sullivan
Saturday, August 2, 2008
WASHINGTON -- A television ad from Nikki Tinker for Congress featuring footage of a Ku Klux Klan rally and former Shelby County commissioner Walter Bailey was set to began airing in Memphis on Friday evening.
In the ad, Bailey takes exception to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen's July 2005 vote on the Center City Commission not to remove the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the Medical Center park. Forrest was a Confederate general linked by most historians to the early years of the Ku Klux Klan.
Cohen, who said he had not seen the ad, acknowledged the commission vote on Friday, but said it was nothing more than advisory because the City Council had jurisdiction and ultimately voted to keep the statue in place.
Bailey did not immediately return a message seeking comment. Glenn Rushing, a consultant to the Tinker campaign, acknowledged the substance of the ad but said he could not speak for the candidate. Tinker did not respond to a request for comment.
Jerry Austin, Cohen's campaign manager, said the ad is "a sign of a desperate campaign" and will be seen as such, adding, "To even insinuate that Steve Cohen, who's got an exemplary record on civil rights ... it's an act that really demands an apology from the Tinker campaign."
The Democratic primary for the 9th Congressional District race is Thursday.
Cohen often goes to great lengths defending his record on black issues and civil rights, pointing to votes while in the state Senate against the Confederate license plate and the efforts he made to pass legislation declaring a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Tennessee.
In 2006, Cohen blasted mailings from the feminist pro-choice group EMILY's List on behalf of Tinker that he said completely distorted his record on sex crimes and other women's issues. Tinker disavowed knowledge of those mailers, leading Cohen to say, "If it walks like a duck, squawks like a duck and flies like a duck then it's probably at The Peabody."
Tinker has also distanced herself from various attacks on Cohen since he became congressman, including a meeting with the Baptist Ministerial Association, a group of black church pastors, in which Cohen was shouted down and some ministers expressed their belief that the 9th District should be represented by an African-American representative.
Tinker has denounced incendiary fliers distributed by a church pastor from Middle Tennessee that call Cohen, who is Jewish, anti-Christian and anti-Jesus.
Contact Washington correspondent Bartholomew Sullivan at (202) 408-2726.
Reporter Zack McMillin contributed to this story.
The lighter side
Ad appeals to 'Colbert Nation'
U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is planning to run a political advertisement this week during Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" specially tailored for Stephen Colbert's audience.
"As a proud member of the Colbert Nation, I've served 19 months in Congress," he says in the ad, which is also up on his Web site, CohenForCongress.com.
He mentions appearing on Colbert's "Better Know a District" segment and says he knows "truthiness," a Colbert coinage.
Cohen said Friday that he tried a similar ad when he ran for the Shelby County Commission in 1978. For the ad, which was broadcast during an episode of "Saturday Night Live," he dressed up in a white suit and imitated Steve Martin.
In the 30-second Colbert ad, Cohen says he stood up to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney but reminds voters he still was able to get Bush to sign a cap bearing the logo of the University of Memphis Tigers.
-- Bartholomew Sullivan