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  1. about 21 hours ago on Pearls Before Swine

    My wife grew up in Pittsburgh. We don’t clean, we “rid up the house”, because the “carpet needs vacuumed”, so “get out of my road”.

  2. 2 days ago on Clay Jones

    This is standard procedure for them. I quoted some southern racist from my childhood on here once, and they declared I was racist for quoting them, even though I made it clear I was quoting a racist.

  3. 4 days ago on Matt Davies

    How is that relevant? He said something monumentally stupid proving he is ignorant of the whole issue, much like his Alabama constituents.

  4. 4 days ago on Matt Davies

    You think Tuberville, who said he was in favor of the ruling against IVF was a good thing because people need to have more children, does know what he us talking about?

  5. 4 days ago on Robert Ariail

    So why were murders down significantly last year from Trump’s last year in office? Did all those murdering illegal immigrants go home when Biden was sworn in?

  6. 5 days ago on Eric Allie

    So, your argument is one anecdote and a bunch of idiotic personal opinions? Being a liberal does not mean you automatically agree with someone because they are black or brown. Minorities have been making advances culturally and professionally for decades because of efforts by the government to counter bias against them. If you have given interviews for technical / professional positions, as I have for many years, you should know that the idea that one, and only one, candidate is the single “best” candidate is absurd. Sometimes it is, but often you have hard choices to make. In the past, if it was down to equally qualified candidates where one was white and one was not, the job always went to the white candidate. Giving the minority member a chance is not overriding “meritocracy”.

  7. 5 days ago on Eric Allie

    Working out pretty good. Minorities that would not have had a chance are now in a position to prove their merit, whereas in the past they would have remained in the basement. They are making advances and have been for decades since the laws against discrimination were put in effect. For around 200 years, nothing but white men were appointed to the supreme court, and that was considered meritocracy. Do you believe that, in those 2 centuries, it turned out that no woman or person one of color was good enough to qualify? You and fern seem to think that “meritocracy” means limiting your hiring to white male candidates.

  8. 6 days ago on Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

    “Her campaign war chest has to be coming from somewhere”. That doesn’t mean it has to be coming from whatever you like to imagine.

  9. 6 days ago on Al Goodwyn Editorial Cartoons

    Another George Soros conspiracy? You must stay tuned to Fox and Newsmax. Maybe it is those lizard aliens running the world from their tunnels under Los Angeles.

  10. 7 days ago on Gary Varvel

    Wow. A whole lot of nonsense to unpack there. As I have mentioned many times here, I grew up in Mississippi in the 50’s and 60’s and was witness to the Jim Crowe environment, so I know you are full of it. The southern Democrats and became Dixiecrats in 1948 due to the national party proposing civil rights legislation. My ancestors quite voting for national Democrat party candidates during the depression over outrage against that “ni**er lover” FDR. Jimmy Carter is the only national Democrat that won the election in Mississippi since WWII. The southern Democrats ran their own candidates or voted for 3rd party candidates like Strom Thurman (segregation party) until the 60’s. When Barry Goldwater ran on a platform of opposition to civil rights bill, the racist (including KKK members) started migrating to the Republican party and have been there ever since. Robert Byrd, BTW, did a complete turnaround. When Byrd died at age 92 on June 28, 2010, the NAACP released a statement saying that over the course of his life he “became a champion for civil rights and liberties” and “came to consistently support the NAACP civil rights agenda.” That’s the Robert Byrd that Biden knew. I don’t have time to address the rest of your inane tirade.