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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    "If you can convince the lowest white man that he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll even empty his pockets for you."

    ~Lyndon B. Johnson
    Only a Pawn in Their Game
    ~ Bob Dylan

    A bullet from the back of a bush took Medgar Evers’ blood
    A finger fired the trigger to his name
    A handle hid out in the dark
    A hand set the spark
    Two eyes took the aim
    Behind a man’s brain
    But he can’t be blamed
    He’s only a pawn in their game

    A South politician preaches to the poor white man
    “You got more than the blacks, don’t complain.
    You’re better than them, you been born with white skin,” they explain.
    And the Negro’s name
    Is used it is plain
    For the politician’s gain
    As he rises to fame
    And the poor white remains
    On the caboose of the train
    But it ain’t him to blame
    He’s only a pawn in their game

    The deputy sheriffs, the soldiers, the governors get paid
    And the marshals and cops get the same
    But the poor white man’s used in the hands of them all like a tool
    He’s taught in his school
    From the start by the rule
    That the laws are with him
    To protect his white skin
    To keep up his hate
    So he never thinks straight
    ’Bout the shape that he’s in
    But it ain’t him to blame
    He’s only a pawn in their game

    From the poverty shacks, he looks from the cracks to the tracks
    And the hoofbeats pound in his brain
    And he’s taught how to walk in a pack
    Shoot in the back
    With his fist in a clinch
    To hang and to lynch
    To hide ’neath the hood
    To kill with no pain
    Like a dog on a chain
    He ain’t got no name
    But it ain’t him to blame
    He’s only a pawn in their game.

    Today, Medgar Evers was buried from the bullet he caught
    They lowered him down as a king
    But when the shadowy sun sets on the one
    That fired the gun
    He’ll see by his grave
    On the stone that remains
    Carved next to his name
    His epitaph plain:
    Only a pawn in their game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    "If you can convince the lowest white man that he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll even empty his pockets for you."

    ~Lyndon B. Johnson
    Ahh, yes, the great LBJ. The quote should have been:

    "If I can convince the colored man that I support civil rights then maybe he won't be so pissed off at me when I send more of them to fight and die in a useless war than ever before."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Jones View Post
    "If you can convince the lowest white man that he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll even empty his pockets for you."

    ~Lyndon B. Johnson
    Quote of the day!

    Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe Anecdote View Post
    I might have to concede that the concept of Jonny Quest was cool. The opening sequence was intriguing and the cast of characters were also very interesting.

    However, once you got into an episode the story telling quickly became hackneyed and lackluster.

    I'm surprised that some movie studio hasn't snapped up the rights for Jonny Quest and turned it into a movie. That concept would also play well if turned into a high end XBOX or PS3 game.
    Quit being a hater! The plots were alright - and I liked Dr. Zin as a villain. Grade A asshole, but he's not a believer in ideology, he's purely in the bad-guy business for the money.

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    Thank the Whites

    - Peter Griffin


    Peter: We gave you Eminem

    And Justin Bieber too

    Even though they dress and try to talk like you

    The music of Taylor Swift and clothing from J.Crew

    And Jon Heder

    Also half of Derek Jeter

    Add to that a fleet of soccer moms

    Packed into their yoga tights

    And for all this awesome neat and wonderful stuff

    You know you don't thank the Lord, you thank the whites

    Chorus: Thank the whites, thank the whites

    You know you don't thank the Lord, you thank the whites

    Peter: We gave you "Breaking Bad"

    And all the songs by Creed

    All the cast of "Friends" and trash like Tara Reid

    A virtual world of porn so you can spill your seed

    Ray-Ban glasses, leggy blondes with tiny asses

    Frisbee sports, and fancy coffee too

    Energy efficient lights!

    And for all this awesome neat and wonderful stuff

    You know you don't thank the Lord, you thank the whites

    Peter & Chorus: Thank the whites, thank the whites

    You know you don't thank the Lord, you thank the whites!

    All behold that fancy strutting peacock, the bake sale diva...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    Ahh, yes, the great LBJ. The quote should have been:

    "If I can convince the colored man that I support civil rights then maybe he won't be so pissed off at me when I send more of them to fight and die in a useless war than ever before."
    It's true. He could have been remembered a great president - and in a sense he is - but Vietnam overshadowed anything else he did.

    Johnson started the war, and Nixon perfected the model for foreign wars that is still used today (small volunteer force that can wage war with impunity overseas without any drafts that would upset the sheeple)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoDude View Post
    It's true. He could have been remembered a great president - and in a sense he is - but Vietnam overshadowed anything else he did.

    Johnson started the war, and Nixon perfected the model for foreign wars that is still used today (small volunteer force that can wage war with impunity overseas without any drafts that would upset the sheeple)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoDude View Post
    Umm no. Its not okay to put people in stocks in the 21st century. Why are we even seriously discussing this idea?
    And why is it not acceptable? Are we so engrained into our Politically correct way of life we no longer see shaming someone for doing wrong as allowable?

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    That is required here as well. You have so many misconceptions about how the system works, I honestly think you have an axe to grind with people, or certain people, currently drawing welfare. What is it?
    Is it? I know 3 people i have gamed with over the years at conventions, who were on welfare, and NEVER had to submit any paperwork showing their looking for work. I have heard stories from others that are the same.
    Now admittedly it may have been them lying about it, or their welfare office just not bothering to require that, but it does form my POV on it.

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    Public shaming wouldn't work these days anyway. In a world of "be yourself, who cares what other people think; if you don't like it, fuck you; etc" people these days don't really have a sense of shame to begin with.
    "Well... Uber's going to "driverless" cars soon, and their research probably shows that they're a natural fit (when it comes to getting paid for doing nothing)."
    -Rainmaker, referencing black males

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    Quote Originally Posted by garhkal View Post
    And why is it not acceptable? Are we so engrained into our Politically correct way of life we no longer see shaming someone for doing wrong as allowable?



    Is it? I know 3 people i have gamed with over the years at conventions, who were on welfare, and NEVER had to submit any paperwork showing their looking for work. I have heard stories from others that are the same.
    Now admittedly it may have been them lying about it, or their welfare office just not bothering to require that, but it does form my POV on it.
    What is it about Political Correctness that pisses you off so much?
    All behold that fancy strutting peacock, the bake sale diva...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Absinthe Anecdote View Post
    What is it about Political Correctness that pisses you off so much?
    I know this wasn't directed at me, but I'll answer.

    The biggest problem with PC is that it's been created by people not directly involved. It's become popular because people are worried that someone else MAY be offended. Everything is considered abuse, bullying, racism, sexism, ageism, etc. This has led to everyone thinking they are special.

    What is has created is a culture of people getting their feelings hurt because they can't deal with the truth. It has created a culture of an overabundance of telling everyone they are great.

    You know who the funniest comedians are? Those who make fun of other people. They make fun of all races, all sexes, all sizes, all cultures, etc. People find it funny because on an every day basis it's stuff people aren't allowed to say but everybody is thinking.

    PC doesn't protect people. It opens them up to more disappointment when they finally hear the truth.

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