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June 27, 2015

I saw a strange thing in Greenville yesterday.

I was heading into town on North Main Street, an old, old residential district. There among the smattering of American flags flying from front porches was an actual Confederate flag, not the battle flag, but the stars and bars. I'm still scratching my head over that one. This is the flag. Sorry it's so durned big.

June 23, 2015

Police arrested Roof and took him to the Burger King Drive-thru

Black men get killed in the back of the police van on the way to jail, white supremacist killer gets a burger.


June 20, 2015

Representative from Landrum will propose Legislation to Remove Confederate Flag.


(I don't have any idea how to post anything but the link.)

SC Representative Norman(Doug)Brannon from Landrum in Spartanburg County intends to propose legislation to remove the Confederate Flag from the State House grounds. He intends to file a bill in December of this year.

June 15, 2015


I finally got Jackpine radical's fringe candidate image in my sig line. I hope. I'm going to miss JPR's posts but this will be a reminder.

April 17, 2015

I don't have any idea about the VA either.

All I can suggest is getting in touch with an organization called The National Alliance for Mental Health or NAMI. This is a grassroots organization made up of people who are dealing with family members with mental illness. My daughter has been diagnosed with major depression and I started going to Nami support groups in October of last year. It has been an enormous help. Just to know that you're not alone is an enormous help. Was your brother in his twenties when he first became ill? I ask because that's the usual age of onset for schizophrenia. My mother was schizo--affective, schizophrenic with a side of bipolar, so I know that they can be very resistant to treatment. My mother denied she had any problems. It was everyone else. Toward the end of her life she was convinced the government was trying to take her house.

Some caregivers in my group have had good results with the shots for their family members. Maybe you could tell him they're vaccinations or something. It's very difficult to deal with I know and not enough help out there. We should be ashamed that we don't do better by our veterans.

April 13, 2015

It shouldn't be a Democrat saying none of it matters.

That's for sure. Women, people of color, and LGBT, these groups are the foundation of the Democratic Party, the bulwark, the heart, the core. Its stance in support of the helpless, the old,the poor, the hungry, the homeless, that is its soul.

March 19, 2015


I don't think black people have any reason to love white people. Long(ish) story for a short question. My mother-in-law in the past few years has had to hire people to work in her home to help her take care of herself. Many of these people were black people who she went through like kleenex, talked to like curs, and treated like dirt. Now she's in a nursing home. The suprising thing is, the thing that really shocks me, is that some of the black people who worked for her ask us about how she's doing and even go to see her. !!!! Now admittedly, she also treated many white people like dirt, including me, her son, and her granddaughter. The difference is I wouldn't walk two steps to see her, I don't care how she's doing. I really don't understand how they can care at all when she was so nasty to them.

February 14, 2015


It's really not us degenerate inbred hillbillies who are the biggest problem. Mainly we'uns lay out on our ramshackle porches with our lazy ole 'coon dogs, trying to get the rust off great great grand pappy's rifle what he carried in the Great War( and I don't mean World War I neither.) And we don't bother nobody. The ones causing the trouble would be those respectable church going, bible believing, evangelical fundamentalist Christian/Republicans who believe that Jesus was a blonde, blue-eyed Capitalist American Christian who believed exactly as they do and hated exactly the people they hate. Their only criteria for supporting a candidate is does he claim he's born again and is he against gay marriage and abortion.

Furthermore, this mindset is not confined to South Carolina. It is, obviously, nationwide. We have Niki Hayley, yeah, we unfortunately do, but Wisconsin, unfortunately, has Scott Walker.

February 13, 2015

Thank you to the one who gave me a heart.

I really appreciate it.

May 28, 2014

Going around Greenville lately, I've seen a few signs saying "Lose Lindsey."

I'd like to add Terminate Tim, and Trash Trey. And for my sister in Anderson, Jettison Jeff. Looks like I'm going to need more poster board.

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