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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2020, 03:12:06 PM »
? Right over my head...

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2020, 03:17:45 PM »
It is what my crystal ball told me

Well, then I hope you’re clairvoyant.  :beer:

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2020, 03:18:50 PM »
Well, then I hope you’re clairvoyant.  :beer:

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #55 on: June 19, 2020, 03:25:27 PM »
This is small potatoes compared to other things Cornyn has done, IMO.
But, yes, I agree with you about getting him out during the primaries.

They could trade it for MLK day.  Because they have never actually embraced the message.  Instead they have voted for liberals for 60 years to enslave them based on the color of their skin instead of their character. 

So they could replace it then the public schools could acknowledge something positive our country actually did do.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #56 on: June 19, 2020, 04:02:24 PM »
? Right over my head...

Notice how @GrouchoTex didn't say what year....  :pondering:
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #57 on: June 19, 2020, 04:11:46 PM »
I remember way back in my youth, black folks would find as many $2 bills as they could and use them on Juneteeth  to demonstrate their buying power and impact on the economy.   Very constructive and powerful way to convey that message.  Unlike what we have seen lately.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #58 on: June 19, 2020, 04:41:28 PM »
If they make it a holiday it will just promote more protesting on that day.  Obviously the protesters do not recognize the abolition of slavery but they prefer to remember the day for a massacre of African Americans.  Same day, different year.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2020, 04:44:04 PM »
I remember way back in my youth, black folks would find as many $2 bills as they could and use them on Juneteeth  to demonstrate their buying power and impact on the economy.   Very constructive and powerful way to convey that message.  Unlike what we have seen lately.
Never heard of this juneteenth thing before..

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2020, 05:08:45 PM »
I may be in a minority of opinion here, so be it.
I don't have a problem with this.
I actually think this is long overdue.
July 4th, 1776, we declared or independence, to make our country free.
June 19th, 1865, celebrated as the made all of our citizens free, living up to the promise:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." I took us 89 years to get there, but we got there. Feel free to fire at will.
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A demurral.
In 1776 we declared our independence and so what!
It was not until our Constitution was ratified in 1788 that
we became "sovereign and responsible for our own destiny."
The assertion that "all men are created equal" is political malarkey of the first           
magnitude, notwithstanding that the words came from Jefferson, a great man.
The Ancients understood this, as Plato, in 'The Republic', identified our "Soul" as
the differentiating entity in each and every person born since Adam and Eve,
as well as the driver behind individuality and our creative impulses.


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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #61 on: June 19, 2020, 05:09:17 PM »
Never heard of this juneteenth thing before..

Before going national, it pretty much was a Texas thing.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #62 on: June 19, 2020, 05:15:50 PM »
In my career, I worked for several of the biggest energy companies in Texas.  Over the decades, as I grew less liberal, more conservative....I grew to detest the corporate BS.  Especially since I am an anti-political-correctness nonconfomist that is resistant to authority (other than God)....lol.
Sounds about right! :beer:
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #63 on: June 19, 2020, 05:21:00 PM »
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A demurral.
In 1776 we declared our independence and so what!
It was not until our Constitution was ratified in 1788 that
we became "sovereign and responsible for our own destiny."
The assertion that "all men are created equal" is political malarkey of the first           
magnitude, notwithstanding that the words came from Jefferson, a great man.
The Ancients understood this, as Plato, in 'The Republic', identified our "Soul" as
the differentiating entity in each and every person born since Adam and Eve,
as well as the driver behind individuality and our creative impulses.
Yeah, Jefferson left out "in the eyes of God" (as Rights go).
We might start that way, it's what we do that makes us different.
How God must weep at humans' folly! Stand fast! God knows what he is doing!
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There are no "Socialists", no "Progressives", only Communists, with every negative image that totalitarianism might muster, demanding fealty and conformity to their views, with a legacy of 150,000,000 dead and counting.

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2020, 05:51:22 PM »
So when will blacks become just plain Americans instead of African-Americans or ex-slaves?   :whistle:

When the race hustlers can't make money at it.

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2020, 06:09:19 PM »
No, I have ESPN............

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #66 on: June 19, 2020, 06:14:00 PM »
I bet Trump issues an EO and announces it tonight that Juneteenth is a federal holiday
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2020, 06:16:30 PM »
I bet Trump issues an EO and announces it tonight that Juneteenth is a federal holiday

It'll confuse the Hell outta the Only Black Lives Matter bowel movement.  Therefore, I could accept it.  I'm evil.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #68 on: June 19, 2020, 06:17:30 PM »
@GrouchoTex

Have you tried penicillin?

Advice given to Navin Johnson by his black bother:  "If you catch something, see a Doctor, get rid of it."
We need to re-coin the expression, "Press Bias" to "Media Bigotry."
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #69 on: June 19, 2020, 06:17:42 PM »
Yeah, Jefferson left out "in the eyes of God" (as Rights go).
We might start that way, it's what we do that makes us different.
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Smokin, indeed and an anecdote.
Jefferson was our Envoy/Minister to France for the 5 years ending in 1789, the eve of
their Revolution, of which EGALITE' was at the core of their revolutionary slogan.
His letters at that time, reveal a strong sharing of ideas between him and those of 
the French Leadership, so his earlier words in the Declaration are hardly surprising.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #70 on: June 19, 2020, 06:32:57 PM »
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Smokin, indeed and an anecdote.
Jefferson was our Envoy/Minister to France for the 5 years ending in 1789, the eve of
their Revolution, of which EGALITE' was at the core of their revolutionary slogan.
His letters at that time, reveal a strong sympathy between his beliefs and those of the
French Leaders, so his earlier words in the Declaration are hardly surprising.

It took Robespierre to remind him about what's bad about those beliefs. :shrug:
We need to re-coin the expression, "Press Bias" to "Media Bigotry."
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #71 on: June 19, 2020, 06:33:37 PM »
I bet Trump issues an EO and announces it tonight that Juneteenth is a federal holiday

@mystery-ak

I hope he doesn't. I am just about "pandered out".

MY message to blacks is "We don't owe you a single damn thing because we have been treating you like pampered pets for the entire lifetime of every single black still alive in America,and if you don't like it,take your black asses back to Africa and see how well you like THAT!"
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #72 on: June 19, 2020, 09:55:11 PM »
When the race hustlers can't make money at it.
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Assuming your query is serious it's when they purge themselves of their tribal heritage/legacy.
As Jeremy Black/Cambridge observed:
Slavery emerged tens of thousands of years past, having it's most pernicious impact in Africa.
Beginning w/the Ancients of the Fertile Crescent to the Carthaginians, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans; all experienced and understood slavery yet their innate individualism won out.
Not so the Tribal culture of Africa which resisted any/all individual impulses.
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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #73 on: June 19, 2020, 10:35:56 PM »
@mystery-ak

I hope he doesn't. I am just about "pandered out".

MY message to blacks is "We don't owe you a single damn thing because we have been treating you like pampered pets for the entire lifetime of every single black still alive in America,and if you don't like it,take your black asses back to Africa and see how well you like THAT!"

Ok ... that does it! 

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Re: GOP senator to introduce bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
« Reply #74 on: June 19, 2020, 11:05:31 PM »
I don't have a problem with this.

As sick to death as I am of the 24/7 “anti-racism” charade on all sides, on this specific I’m with my friend and neighbor @GrouchoTex.  The end of slavery seems worthy of recognition as a Federal holiday.
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