Adding to Partee's ignorance or self serving selection of history:
On this day in history on April 16, 1862 The Confederate south conscripted all white southern males between the ages of 18 to 35. That's for all those who still naively pretend the war was not about slavery. One truth they continue to hold onto we do have to give them credit for. That is the war in the minds of southerners certainly was about states rights. That meaning, the southern states rights to own slaves. That much they did get right, but left out a very important part of that phrase.
Reardon said: 2) Regarding tipping -- blacks are outright the worst tippers on the face of the planet. Anybody who has delivered pizza, waited tables, or valeted for a living knows what I'm talking about
Probably has more to do with your obvious condescending attitude and obvious dislike towards blacks in particular? In my college days, working in restaurants and other tipping jobs, I found blacks actually often overtip. But maybe that's because I treated them and everyone I encounter with the respect they deserve.
I've often wondered why that local Chattanooga crowd who openly expressed how they wanted to ship all the blacks back to Africa, all the Mexicans back to Mexico and to round up all the homeless and poor then dump'em at the stateline became so silent. They were really quite vocal with their hostility and intent of what they had planned for certain groups. Now a few from this same group who once viciously and openly expressed many of the same ignorant views as this national socialist party are pretending shock that such a group would feel comfortable and welcome in Chattanooga? Did those locals really believe only local people read local papers and opinions written in those papers, online and off?
Roy Curtis is so naïve. He doesn't understand economics and what actually drives down salaries aren't necessarily a lack of education, but the number of workers applying for a certain field of work. That's why American employers went to India where they could hire computer programmers at less that what America pays at minimum wage. So goes for many engineers in many other countries outside the U.S. In many other countries, even developing ones, engineers can be had for a dime a dozen. The same would apply even if Mr. Curtis owns a business with plenty other businesses selling the same products. He'd have to reduce cost to stay in business or close up shop.
What Mr. Curtis doesn't understand is the very foundation set up in America was designed to keep a certain percentage of its population at the bottom to guarantee jobs and positions at the top. When the top becomes too top heavy the top starts to quickly breakdown.
Remember when there was a shortage of nurses and the population was encouraged to go into the nursing field. Then there was an overload of students leaving college with nursing degrees who couldn't find employment because the field had an overload of nurses?
Then there's the nepotism. During my decades in the working field I became aware of a lot of unqualified individuals rising to the top of companies because they were cozy or related to management.
Rickroo said: As for big government - there is a big difference in believing in a pro-active, democratic government with the interests, welfare, and the good of the people at heart and "worshiping" big government
Very well said. And lest anyone forget, big government has always grown bigger when GOPs are in control.
Another observation: Can someone explain why so many Republicans are jumping the Republican ship and now referring to themselves as Libertarians or Independents? Have they finally come to the realization they've screwed up so badly that they are now ashamed of their own party, and no longer wish to openly identify themselves with it?
Why does the state of Tennessee want to ban the U.N. from monitoring elections?
House Bill HB2410 received a 75-20 vote to ban U.N. monitors from Tennessee elections. All votes in favor of the bill came from Republicans.
So they approve for the U.N. to monitoring of elections in other countries, just not in their own backyard.
"Southerners held traditional spiritual views that were ingrained by their forefathers. Freedom and individual responsibility were precious blessings that was denied to them in Ireland, Scotland and Germany."
If southerners believed so much in freedom and individual responsibility they 1. Would not have crossed continents to enslave others and 2. They would have rolled up their sleeves and done the work themselves instead of enslaving others to do it for them.
re: Muslim men were allowed to have sex with their wives (of course) and their slave girls.
Mr. Orr, are you sure you're not mistaking southern Christian beliefs taken straight from the Christian Bible during slavery? Having sex with their slave girls was quite the norm. So much so in fact that it became a very lucrative business for some slave owners. As the male slave owner, along with his male offspring, went about purposely spreading their seed throughout the slave quarters, impregnating young slave girls, then selling the products to brothels or to be used as house slaves or playmates and companions for the children of slave owners. Right there, it was, taken from their interpretation of the Christian Bible.
cmocs said: "Could we please do what so many have such a hard time doing...IGNORE THEM COMPLETELY."
That's what they initially said and did in Germany.
I'm not at all surprised they picked Chattanooga. It would be interesting, however, to know who or what group invited them.
Shouldn't be at all difficult to figure that one out.
There was a large KKK rally in 1964 Chattanooga to protest school integration. The Klan burned a large cross on a hill alongside Forrest Hill Cemetery on the southside of Chattanooga.
Chattanooga -- recently named the most Bible-minded city in America
Chattanooga maybe the most Bible-minded city in America but it is far from adhering to the teachings of Christ or being Christ-like, which should equal to being tolerant. But the city does put on an impressive show. And that's where it all ends.