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New American Holiday: January 6, “Freedom Day”

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  • azlibertarian January 6, 2022, 9:40 AM

    My flag is flying at this moment. I’m not forgetting that that election was stolen and that we all watched what in effect was a coup d’atat.

  • gwbnyc January 6, 2022, 11:02 AM
  • Casey Klahn January 6, 2022, 11:08 AM

    the Saint George Floyd Riots of 2020. They do need a holiday.

    • Vanderleun January 6, 2022, 11:10 AM

      I thought that was MLK Day and the entire month of February.

      • gwbnyc January 6, 2022, 11:15 AM

        …seems like you can spend a year that month.

      • Mike Austin January 6, 2022, 11:41 AM

        During my 15 years in the teaching racket in the USA, the teachers were told by the state Board of Education that we had to do something to celebrate Black History Month every day of February. But oddly enough no one—no administrator, no board member, no parent—checked up on us. As far as I know no teacher did anything about it. We never discussed lesson plans for that month or any sort of celebration. February was like every other month.

        But since I taught History—and at that time in my career I was properly enthusiastic—I actually did put together a program whereby I brought up some aspect of “Black History” everyday. It was not the usual and tedious Rosa Parks or Jackie Robinson clichés, but about blacks no one at the school had ever heard about: Shaka Zulu, Zumbí, Gilberto Gil, the Nubian Dynasty of Egypt, and others. I devoted ten minutes of this for every class.

        Naturally a parent complained. It was a black mother—go figure. She wanted me to talk more about the usual suspects, such as Martin Luther King Jr. So I did. I mentioned his adulteries and his plagiarism. Never heard form that woman again.

        You can’t please everyone.

        • ghostsniper January 6, 2022, 11:53 AM

          You could fit all that stuff in a teaspoon and still have room for a Rolls Royce.
          The most useless group that ever lived.

          • Fletcher Christian January 7, 2022, 2:39 AM

            Oh, I don’t know. Shaka Zulu in particular managed to give a world-spanning empire a good fight, despite the huge technological gulf.

            Also: I saw an interesting movie a while back, about four black women who made a huge difference to the Apollo programme.

            • ghostsniper January 7, 2022, 4:27 AM

              Yes, of course you did.

            • Mike Austin January 7, 2022, 6:21 AM

              Shaka never fought the British, but he did create the military machine that did. He does not get the credit as a military innovator he deserves. The movie you mention is “Hidden Figures”. It is more “blackety-blackety-blackety” stuff from Hollywood, more imaginary “history” trying to make the negro the creator of all things bright and beautiful. Blacks had as much input on sending a man to the moon as bison did on the painting of the Sistine Chapel.

            • RedBeard January 8, 2022, 9:37 AM

              You may have been watching “Showtime At The Apollo.”

  • ghostsniper January 6, 2022, 1:45 PM

    Ordered 2 flags yesterday, american and gadsden.
    On my birthday, the last day of this month, both will be installed on 2 of the 4 columns on our front porch.
    I double DAWG DARE any nitwit passerby’s to say anything about it.

    • azlibertarian January 6, 2022, 2:03 PM

      Mrs. azlib and I spent the evening of New Year’s Day at the home of some friends of ours. Our hostess and Mrs. azlib are friends who talk almost every day. On the other hand, he is tolerable for the both of us only because he comes attached to his wife (second marriage for both of them).

      Anyway, he’s a rah-rah conservative, quick to tell me all about what Hannity said yesterday on Fox News, or whatever else the conservatives are hot under the collar about at the moment. He’s a veteran, which I appreciate, but he’s got all this military paraphenalia all over the place to establish that everyone knows that he served. It’s a bit tiresome.

      Anyway, he displays flags (which are not really flags, but banners. A flag is sewn. A banner is printed.) both in his driveway and in the backyard and his American “flag” banners, both front and back, are torn and faded. It was yet another point that irritates me about him.

      Fly your flag, but when it is worn or faded (as they will all do eventually), then retire it with honor, and replace it with pride.

      • Mike Austin January 6, 2022, 2:53 PM

        Things being what they are, I would not advertise to the public my political opinions. Let the enemy guess. It keeps him occupied. As for an American flag, one is imprinted upon my heart.

      • ghostsniper January 6, 2022, 2:56 PM

        I currently only own 1 flag and I’ve owned it since 09July1980.
        It is stored in a triangle case and has not seen daylight for more than 40 years.
        It is a real flag, very large, and was issued from the military and was draped on my dad’s casket.
        Our only son did not do military so he has no use for that flag.
        I will be cremated when I die and my dad’s flag will be cremated with me.
        If you came to my house you would see no indication whatsoever that I was a soldier.
        I take that back.
        On the top of my gun cabinet is my short timers bottle (look it up if you don’t know) that a friend gave me when I PCS’d from Germany in late 1977. I drained it on the 10th anniversary of my leaving the army, as tradition holds.

        Little story:
        In germany I had a soldier friend named Frank that lived in Naples, L, the next city south of the one I lived in at the time, Fort Myers. Frank and I met the first time in Germany. We used to drink “flippy’s”, german biers that had white porcelain flip top lids. I discovered that if you disengage the wire frame and remove the rubber gasket the flippy cap could be used as a smake stone for holding joints, sort of like a roach clip. On one, in tiny letters, with red model paint, I wrote: Wildflecken, Germany 1974-78 & F.T.A. In time it had developed stainage from use. When I left germany in late 1977 I gave that smoke stone to Frank, who stayed there until July the following year when he got out. Meanwhile I PCS’s back to Fort Campbell for my last 7 months and ETS’d in June, a month before Frank. When Frank got out in July he called me up and I immediately went down to his parents house to see him. I knocked on the door, he opened it, and with a big grin on his mug he handed me that smoke stone. Unbeknownst to me, Franks family prepared a huge returning home feast and they didn’t ry to save any money at it. They were very wealthy people, lived right on the gulf on Gulfshore Blvd and owned “The Little Hofbrau House” restaurant on the very exclusive 5th Avenue South in downtown Naples. It was a great time to be alive. Oh yeah, that smoke stone has been “clean” for a long time and sits on the window sill over my workbench in the shop, right next to a live 50 cal bullet.

  • Tom Hyland January 6, 2022, 1:49 PM

    It’s not quite as unbelievable as it was a year ago… but go to google images… type in “American Inventors”… and still it’s easily 75% black folks. https://tinyurl.com/2p8zux95

    • azlibertarian January 6, 2022, 1:51 PM

      …but go to google images…

      Well, there’s your problem right there.

      • Mike Austin January 6, 2022, 2:57 PM

        Used “Duck Duck Go” and Brave browser. Same issue. It is as if the negro created everything.

        • Margot January 6, 2022, 10:05 PM

          I added White to American inventors and came up with the same black ones with only a few more white ones. I guess we really are being canceled.

          • Mike Austin January 7, 2022, 1:54 PM

            So they desire. Blacks: 13 percent of US population. Caucasian: 57 percent of US population—72 percent if Latinos are included. I’ll take those odds.

  • Auntie Analogue January 6, 2022, 4:17 PM

    A year ago on 6 January 2021 I marked 6 January on my 2022 calendar as ASHLI BABBITT DAY. The Lord be willing I should see succeeding years, and in each one of their calendars I shall mark 6 January as ASHLI BABBITT DAY.

  • Casey Klahn January 7, 2022, 1:50 PM

    Top of the ProTrumpNews right now: GovInslee (my state) wants to make it illegal to question election outcomes.

    What could he possibly be thinking?

    • Mike Austin January 7, 2022, 2:04 PM

      Thinking? He is thinking of his livelihood and of his survival. He got his orders and is following them.

      • KCK January 7, 2022, 3:53 PM

        So, follow up question to the guv. Is it also illegal to steal an election? What will our state and nation look like under a one party system? What other political speech is illegal? Explain to me how this does not look like a Hitlerian law?

        • Mike Austin January 8, 2022, 11:31 AM

          Any questioning of a tyrant—no matter how petty and grubby he is—would never be allowed. Witness the “press conferences” given by Biden. Everything is scripted and known to be so, and answers are all composed beforehand. It is a dog and pony show.

          As for Washington becoming a Hitlerian state, that depends upon how far the writ of Olympia really runs. Beyond Seattle and the capital, how much authority does the governor and his acolytes actually have? Will Eastern Washington bow to Inslee’s diktats? If not, then let the show proceed.