BARACK OBAMA MIXES RELIGION, POLITICS AT CLEMENTA PINCKNEY’S FUNERAL
|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. president Barack Obama delivered a issue-laden eulogy of slain South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney – one of nine victims of last week’s horrific, racially motivated shooting at the Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, S.C.
Pinckney – the church’s pastor – and eight others were killed by 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof, who has confessed to carrying out the attack and told police his intention was to start a “race war.”
The killer thought he would “deepen divisions,” Obama said.
“Oh, but God works in mysterious ways,” he added.
In fact the unity of white and black South Carolinians demonstrated in the aftermath of this tragedy – and the forgiveness shown to Roof by the families of the Mother Emanuel victims – represents one of the greatest outpourings of true love America has ever seen.
To say nothing of a seismic rebuke of the bigotry which served as the pretext for this attack.
Speaking of, Obama correctly noted that “the (Confederate) flag did not cause these murders” – although he added, again correctly, that the flag is a “reminder of systematic oppression and racial subjugation.”
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He also launched into a stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace” – a raw, emotional moment in his speech.
But the “Reverend President” – who along with 2016 presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton moved to politicize the tragedy before the blood in the church had even dried – couldn’t resist the opportunity to exploit the situation.
“For too long, we’ve been blind to the unique mayhem that gun violence inflicts upon this nation,” he said.
Really? What about the countless lives – including black lives – saved by the recent rise in gun ownership?
Obama also delved into racial issues, chiding not only “racial slurs” but also “the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview – but not Jamal.”
Wow. From grief … to gun control. And implied support for racial quotas.
How unfortunate …
We respect Obama’s right to weigh in on what he sees as the important issues in the aftermath of this tragedy. We’ve done so as well. Countless Americans have.
But in our humble opinion, this was neither the time nor the place to do so.
The “Holy City Massacre” failed to divide this state – or this country. It’s unfortunate Obama couldn’t have just kept that as his theme rather than embarking on a political discourse.
And after obamacare and gay marriage we will get gun control through next – welcome to the 21 st century.
Second that – this will be an Afro- Hispanic country in no time and change the whole dynamics of world and national politics
Second that – this will be an Afro- Hispanic country in no time and change the whole dynamics of world and national politics
…and then Obama’s “Johnny/Jamal” issue will be passe’.
(wait for it…)
if you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Jamal.
*Please tip your waitstaff and bartenders, TBG will be here through the weekend…*
(Heckler in the back shouts something inaudible)
Having given several eulogies at funerals, it never occurred to me to put in a plug for gun control, naughty words, and job discrimination. Damn, next time I’ll try to add these issues into my eulogy.
You probably didn’t have a political agenda when you spoke.
I always have a political agenda. However, I also have good upbringings which taught me to be polite and to know when it is inappropriate to discuss my political agenda.
He doesn’t have to make you happy. But, he told his audience what they wanted to hear. Deal with it.
Do you really think everyone in the audience wanted to hear about Johnny v. Jamal?
Moms, you are going to hear a lot from Jamal and Juan
Wait, who’s Juan?
He’s the guy you’re going to hear from.
I was not in the audience, Princess Mom, but I enjoyed hearing about Johnny and Jamal.
Did you pay attention to how they responded?
I would say that whooping and applause is a “yes”.
Shit that’s done at black churches when they close the doors.
That received a standing ovation from all but the Lee Bright crowd.
Lee Bright is an embarrassment. It’s only a matter of time before his campaign mgr. Grand Tango her-ass-iz me.
Hell if that’s what a eulogy is, he could have just told them he’s going to increase welfare payments and sat down.
Tell that to Nikki Haley- she discussed politics at yesterday’s funeral – lower herself to Al Sharpton’s level
She discussed what a great state we have and how incoming new businesses reinforce that. That’s very different than race baiting.
You obviously do not have a clue when you speak so . . . .
You obviously do not have a grasp of the English language.
Princess Mom – Have you given the eulogy for a black man that was killed by a white racist/terrorist?
Statistically, odds are better that she’s given the eulogy for a white man that was killed by a black thug.
The purpose of Obama’s eulogy was to honor the dead and comfort the living. If my relative was murdered by a savage killer, I would prefer not to hear speculation as to why the killer was evil, racist, or how it related to job discrimination.
You didn’t have to listen to any of it. You can stay on here and enjoy squishy’s enlightened comments. Oh – by the way – no more Princess Mom for you – your comments today have tarnished your tiara. Sham on you, Mom – I really thought you were a better person than this – my mistake.
SCBlues – I saw your heartfelt comment the other day. More people are reading than commenting. Don’t stop. I tried to find your comment to click like or comment, but couldn’t find. Only saw it in Disqus. Difficult to determine who SCBlues is, with a couple aliases floating about, so not sure which I am talking to, but one of you made an excellent comment…
Too bad he’s too busy to attend any white funerals of true heroes. Ten days ago Pinckney wasn’t even known by the vast majority of SC citizens. Now he’s dead, Obama and Biden drop everything to fly to Charleston. Obama appropriates $29 million to the nine families, not for what they did, but simply because they got shot. Wouldn’t it be nice if every murdered person’s family received $3 million for doing nothing more than dying? There are soldiers, cops, teachers and everyday good people who get murdered in this country every year and they’re nothing more than a statistic and are lucky to get the $500 social security death benefit. I’d love to hear how they came up with the $29 million of taxpayer dollars given to the families, which by the way is more than the family benefits for Sandy Ridge, the Boston Marathon and Aurora theater shooting received combined. It is because those victims were white and not black? How is the life of an 80-something year old woman worth more than the life of a elementary school child?
Why don’t you give us some details about that $29 million, Squish?
BTW, I said it elsewhere…our Emanuel 9 victim families have showed a lot more class and demonstrated they are a better class of human beings than 2 of the Boston Bombing victims I heard whining about their ‘unseen injuries’ the other day after the Tsarnev sentencing.
Black Americans have been dealing with being victims of terror since they got off the boat and they clearly deal with it better than entitled rich white Americans who run or attend marathons.
The Justice Department will fast track the sending of $29 million to South Carolina to help families of victims of the mass murder of nine churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday.
So what you’re saying is they deserve more money each than say the families of the Sandy Ridge school shooting. I guess those white children weren’t oppressed enough to receive an amount equal to what a few old black people received.
Those black Americans were put on boats by Black Africans 300 years ago. Japanese Americans were treated equally as harsh 70 years ago, I don’t see them sitting around feeling sorry for themselves or waiting around with their hand out for the government to fill it. Nothing but a race of fucking leeches.
You left out this part:
“An unspecified portion of the money, allocated under the government’s national Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program, can be used to provide services to the families of victims of the shootings at Emmanuel AME Church, spokesman Kevin Lewis said.”
It sounds like the Grant was fast tracked so some funds in it could be used for funerals.
Japanese were in internment camps during WWII but not used as slave labor. They and their descendents received $1.6 Billion in reparations by 1999.
Why would they need to used it for funeral expenses, the Charlotte Panthers owner is footing those bills. He gave each family $10,000 for funeral expenses. SCE&G has donated $100,000 to the families and church, Wells Fargo has donated $100,000 to the families and church. Obama has donated $2.9 million to the families. These families just won the fucking lottery.
Okay, now I have to speak up. On April 17th my nephew and his friend were walking back to work from their lunch break and we’re approached by three black thugs with guns. My nephew told them they could have everything he had and begged them not to shoot him and told them he had little kids. His friend was also black, my nephew was white. The friend was untouched, my nephew was shot twice and lost his life for $18. In cash, a watch and cell phone. I am sick and tired of hearing about how black lives matter! My nephew’s life mattered and so do the lives of his wife, 2 small children and his grieving family. WHO’S THE RACIST?
Stirring rendition!?! He couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket and couldn’t keep time with a gospel choir.
What? Al Green Jr. can’t sing?
The only way he could have made that eulogy more offensive would be to ask the widow out on a date. He had a chance to take one day off from fund raising and political positioning and try to speak to the nation as one people and he blew it. All the headlines are about his singing because even the press is embarrassed by his cheapness
How do you stand it Colonel? I see you day in and day out. A few times ruffled, but you continue on. I have to leave the site til it calms down – lest I say mean things. Which always make me feel horrible that I have allowed myself to succumb to the will of others.
I discovered this place while I was deployed in 2009. SC politics were not a real subject of interest to my fellow soldiers. Politics are not an appropriate topic in my current workplace, my wife isn’t interested in them either. Citizens is where I go to engage in political dialog. With the exception of the trolls, all of you have interesting view points even I think you’re a complete whack job for having them.
Soldiers have a difficult time settling on state politics until they live there for a while. We are all social creatures, so I too come here to engage in political dialogue. Yeah – trolls are a necessity…uh huh.
I come for similar reasons, interesting view points — even when I don’t agree. Agreeable is boring, even in marriage. Too much disagreement, the same.
Here are some of the folk I knew in earlier years:
On 14 April 1994, at 07:36 local time, a USAF E-3 AWACS aircraft from the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron (based at Tinker Air Force Base,Oklahoma) departed Incirlik Air Base (AB), Turkey in support of OPC. The AWACS, with its 19-member crew under the mission crew command of Major Lawrence Tracy, was to provide airborne threat warning and air control for all OPC aircraft during its time aloft. The AWACS crew reported on station at its assigned surveillance orbit altitude of 32,000 feet (9,750 m) located inside Turkey just north of the northern border of Iraq at 08:45. The weather that day was fair and clear over northern Iraq.
At 08:22, two U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 6th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment (based in Giebelstadt, Germany), called Eagle Flight, departed Diyarbak?r, near Pirinçlik, Turkey headed for the OPC military coordination center (MCC) located 150 miles (240 km) away inZakhu, Iraq. Both helicopters were fitted with external, 230-US-gallon (870 L) fuel tanks on sponsons mounted beside each side door with each tank emblazoned with large American flags. In addition to the flags on the fuel tanks, each helicopter was marked with American flags on each side door, on the nose, and on the belly. The lead Black Hawk was piloted by U.S. Army Captain Patrick McKenna, commander of the Eagle Flight detachment of six helicopters.
At 09:21, the Black Hawks reported their entry into the no-fly zone by radio on the en route frequency to the AWACS en route controller, Lieutenant Joseph Halcli, and then landed six minutes later at the MCC. Halcli and his superior officer, Captain Jim Wang, the AWACS’s senior director, added “friendly helicopter” tags to their radar scopes, noted that both helicopters were displaying identification friend or foe (IFF) Mode I and Mode II signals, and then suspended the radar symbols after the Black Hawks disappeared from their scopes upon landing at the MCC at 09:24. Although the helicopters were squawking (signalling) the wrong IFF Mode I code for the no-fly zone (called the Tactical Area of Responsibility or TAOR), neither Wang nor Halcli informed the Black Hawk pilots of that (Both helicopters, however, were squawking the correct Mode II codes). Wang and Halcli also neglected to direct the Black Hawks to begin using the TAOR radio frequency instead of the en route frequency.
The shootees or the shooters?
AWACS crew that got blamed for the fighter pilots shoot down, who were also exonerated prior to trial.
Didn’t they ultimately blame the eagle pilots for just wanting to shoot something?
Here is exactly what happened from my perspective. Fighter pilots are highly valued. It is/was very competitive. The pilots of the Huey did not have IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) turned on. So when AWACS made an effort to identify, naturally, no response. The gun ho fighter pilots, which accompany defenseless planes like AWACS, were impatient. They decided to make the call on their own. Before trial even took place, they were exonerated.
It is similar to Oliver North – save I am not familiar with his case personally.
Not to my knowledge. I personally knew many on that crew. I don’t keep in touch today — shame on me. However, last I know, It was AWACS, which we knew would take the brunt of the fall. They are disposable in comparison to fighter pilots.
Soldiers have a difficult time
He’s not a soldier.
“He’s not a soldier”
Shhh – just because you can smell that “special recipe” on him there is no need to bust his cover!
I will agree to disagree with you Max. We have common ground, but I disagree with your definition of a soldier. Pick up a gun, put your life on the line for causes you believe in and then you can call yourself a soldier.
It isn’t for everyone, but thank god we have them.
He’s a Marine.
Don’t you guys get it. the colonel is not a soldier – not a marine, but a fraud. He’s not even funny anymore, just boring.
Even though Obama has been President for over six years he still has the mindset of his street organizing days in Chicago. The Democrats, to be effective, must always portray this nation of one that is in national conflict on a variety of issues.They do this by pitting rich against poor, black against white, the war on women, gays, and other special interest groups.
The man does not know how to lead people in healing, conflict generation has always been his forte. He did reference a couple of good points about healing and forgiveness, but missed the mark by going political. You would think that in a eulogy, he could just manage to maintain the sense of compassion and goodwill, which has been exhibited by better people than him throughout this tragedy
Obama is not the person capable of leading this country to reconciliation.
The racial unity, love and class shown by South Carolinians recently is Obama’s worst nightmare.
Now Princess Mom, you are going waaaay overboard on this. Have you been sipping the cooking sherry?
Did you remember to Curtsy?
Thank you, little Frankie.
Hey- nothing little about this Frankie, unless you are factoring in shrinkage.
No more curtsying to Mom – she has lost her crown after today – I am very disappointed.
She asked you last week if you remembered to curtsy. Yes, I remember.
Did you really expect more? It’s a game to most on here. You too are likely a political pundit, but you speak from the heart. I hear your frustration in the words you type. We won’t always agree, but I’m glad you are here.
Good point , you are absolutely correct. He would have loved to whip that congregation into a fury with his vile rhetoric. I’ll be glad when he gets back to Chicago, or wherever, I think he has been a miserable failure. ( except for generating divisiveness)
I can only imagine how frustrating it has been for Obama to see South Carolinians coming together in racial unity and damn it we even agreed to take down the flag. When will (certain) black leaders realize that they can be successful without racial strife?
The racial strife angle has worked for so long and it will difficult to change their mode of operation. It has worked in the past, but I think more and more people are seeing it for what it is.
…and damn it we even agreed to take down the flag.
*You know it’s coming…*
“We”, who, Paleface?
It’s Russia’s fault!
I’ll tell you what is vile – the folks on here who have done nothing but post repulsive, racist, venomous crap since this tragedy took place – and spent their every waking moment following racist squishy around the forum upvoting his every racist and filthy post. Does any of that sound familiar to you?
No, you should mind your own freaking business.
Oh, by the way, what is your fascination with Squishy ?
Yeah, I know you got a case of the hots for him.
LOL You’re vile and repulsive and pathetic.
And you’re a royal liberal bitch, what’s your point?
Her opinions do not get equal treatment. I saw them. I agree with all of you “some” of the time, but none all the time. I saw you make an effort to stifle SCBlues comments a few days ago.
It’s fine to have a difference of opinion. It isn’t so kind to snuff out differing opinions.
Oh.Like you telling the contributors on Fits to NOT respond or reply to certain contributors?
That kind of ‘snuff’?
Resume says he was a “community organizer”. Did he ever have a real job practicing law?
Yes, he did. He was hired by the law firm “Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Gallard 1993. His tenure was to 2004. His workload consisted of mostly civil rights, voting, etc cases. He must have had a fairly undistinguished career at the firm because you don’t here much about his life as a lawyer. He left the firm in 2004. I would never suspected that he spent nine years with the law firm. There is an past article in the LA times goes into more detail.
He gave the funeral participants what they wanted and needed to hear, if their response was any indication.
I will grant you that.
Well, his speech writers did their homework in making him come across as a “godly man,” which was probably comforting to the audience. The political grandstanding negating his sincerity.
I’m not a birther. I just think it was highly inappropriate for him to try to “stir it up” during a funeral eulogy.
You will not allow the man to say that he is a Christian – you think that’s your call.
That’s right up there with birther trash
I’ve never heard him say, “I am a Christian” or even allude to that without wincing.
Mom – no one knows the heart of another. Is it our job to judge? That isn’t what the Bible says.
Why are “People Losing Their Religion?” It has become a religion of intolerance and hate. The God I was introduced to, loved me as a child, welcomed me with open arms.
This new god of hate — I don’t know him.
You are so full of shit.You NEVER knew Him.
I told you once. I’ll tell you twice. You must funny, if you aren’t funny, then fuck off.
I’m struggling Kerry to understand what part of fuck off is confusing. Hmmm…
I think you are referring to the “cast the first stone” passage which means we are all sinners and equal in our sin. There are many references in the Bible about the importance of discerning false teachings and hanging with like minded Believers. That requires using our God given mind to make those judgments.
Then you support TPP?
Obama is a ‘closet’ muslim. Anwar Sadat was a ‘closet’ Christian. It happens.
Obama was raised Muslim – we all know that. He was an active member in Jeremiah Wright’s “God Damned America” congregation for many years. Never heard him profess to be a Christian “Jimmy Carter style.”
What facts do you have that the President was raised a Muslim. Why does he have profess to be a christian. Religion is personal. Mom you are a RACIST BITCH.
He attended muslim school for many years – look it up.
And No, he does not have to profess to be a Christian to be a qualified President. Whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim or Atheist, is fine by me. But pretending to be a Christian is disgusting.
Some would agree that I’m a Bitch – ok, whatever.
But a Racist, I am not. Obviously, I don’t like Obama – does that make me a racist?
No – but slamming his eulogy of Pinkney makes you disrespectful.
I don’t know where you got your information about President Obama attending muslin school for many years. Just not true. He lived with his mother, step-father and step sister from age 2 until 10 in Jakarta, Indonesia. At age 10 was brought up in Hawaii by his grandparents. Attended the prestigious Punahou Academy graduated with honors -attended Occidental College for 2 years – transferred and graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law. Those are the facts my dear. It’s quite obvious that you hate Obama. You are a RACIST and certainly are a BITCH. May I add that you are ignorant as well.
Nope just makes you one of the tinfoil hat wearing crowd that has a hard time dealing with reality is all. Nothing to be ashamed of – Bless your heart…………
If I was you I’d wear that tin foil hat with pride!!!!!!!!!
Now Princess Mom – nobody was trying to stir up anything – go take something and take a nap – you’ll feel better later – I promise.
napping… that’s a specialty of the black folk.
Yeah – white folk don’t nap. LMAO!
We just don’t tend to consider it a career.
No – your career revolves around posting racist filth on this forum – you and your little band of merry racists are pathetic and disgusting. You obviously are a total failure in life and need someone or some thing to blame for your totally miserable and failed life.
Don’t let Squishy get under your skin. Figured out that game.
It’s a no win. He just plays to make you sin. Play his game, better than him. Compliment to his chagrin.
He will play nice,
or find new dice,
maybe another vice.
Squishy isn’t playin’ to win. Just pissin’ in the wind.
And they say that liberal arts degree you got was worthless.
I’ll go sulk in my 2015 Corvette I paid cash for last week. I’m such a failure… I could be like you and renting a single-wide trailer in a run down trailer park.
The Confederate flag has been temporarily removed from in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.
An unidentified woman was about halfway up the more than 30-foot steel flagpole just after dawn Saturday when State Capitol police told her to come down. Instead, she continued up and removed the flag before returning to the ground.
It was ME Squishy!Frank Right was driving the get away car.
You do realize that you’re now going to have to suck Michael Moore’s dick since he bailed you out of jail.
Oh, he most certainly was trying to “stir it up.”
Look at his comments. Then look again. Read them. A lot of literary FOR – UM.
Do hope you saw Nikki Haley at Shondra’s funeral yesterday-she even told the crowd about how many people SHE put to work.
Nope. Don’t watch much TV. Sounds like she was using the eulogy to campaign – not appropriate – yet not “stirring it up” either.
The “stirring it up” happened a week ago in the Bible study group – such a shame that some are on here spewing hatred before those nine folks can all be laid to rest. Shame on you, Mom.
Piss Off Please
That escalated quickly.
It needed to escalate.
Obama wrote his own speech this time. I didn’t see any grandstanding at all.
Really? Did he wright it all by himself while curled up in the closet?
Bless your heart. He said he was writing it himself and I believe he did. You really do hate too much. Guess that flag is flying for you.
And we all know the fucker doesn’t lie.
That flag is flying for you too.
Can you quote a source for that comment? I seriously doubt he writes any of his speeches.
Was reported night prior by CNN and Fox.
Just got your ass kicked didn’t you Squishy123???
You do know that Rupbert Murdoc is retiring and his sons who are taking over at Fox have no love for Roger Ayers(sp) don’t you?????
Just Use I looked at the draft which said [email protected]
I’m going to post this for the umpteenth time, I did NOT vote for Obammer but from what I read he wrote a lot of that speech himself.
Personally I think he “murdered” Amazing Grace (he did a jam-up job with a Al Rev. Al Green song some years back…) but from what I saw afterwards when he read off the names of the victims and continued on he knocked it out of the park. I do not doubt his sincerity whatsoever.
I’ll say this much; after watching his eulogy (and I only watched a few minutes of it on the news clips) if anybody thinks Obammer is a closet Muslim they are tinfoil-hat wearing idiots!!!!!!
And from what I see on this blog, there are a number of tinfoil-hat wearing idiots posting daily. As far as I’m concerned the more “Obammer ” pisses tinfoil-hat wearing idiots off the better!!!!!
That type deserves being pissed off at every opportunity.
Truth be known, tinfoil-hat types ain’t happy UNLESS they are pissed off at something!!!!!
He did exactly what we expect from our president – you are -again – on the wrong side of history
What “history”? He wasted taxpayer money flying to give a eulogy to a guy he met once or twice.
WTF you crying about? You sound like a spoiled white brat!
Obama is a race baiting clown promoting racial hatred and division.
Just as he ‘preached’ hate and America is evil and racist at the campaign speech/funeral today…he ordered the wHite House to be lit up in ‘rainbow’ colors as a mocking and hateful attack on Biblical Christians in this country that believe marriage is between a man and a woman.
A despicable human being trying to destroy EVERY moral and cultural institution in this country.
I’m messing with Squishy – I am sure he understands.
I do appreciate your piggy back. Gives me something more meaningful to discuss. Your assmatic views. I’ll catch my breath and reply to your breathtaking comment soon.
Warning: Don’t hold your breath.
No problem.You are an entertaining, god hating socialist and I love your fairy tales about military service. Carry on, SYBIL!! :)
Thank you! Nicest thing you ever said. I am so glad you accept our differences and understand MPD. You truly are a god sent heart of goodness. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. You give me hope.
About spending money like a drunken sailor. You would to if you paid taxes.
Sailors deserve a drink or two. I don’t know a thing about taxes.
Puzzled how that flag and tax stuff works. The South hates the Northern implants, but they fly Tea Party flag high. We ain’t even talking confederate yet – that damn near yankee flag gettin’ ready to be takin’ down. Let me say it as nIcely as I can. I really hate tellin’ bad news to youns, but ….that Tea Party flag didn’t originate in the south.
I know, plum disappointing. Sorry I had to tell you. But you are my friend.
I have no problem when they’re spending their own money.
Wrong side of history coming from a guy named Che, that’s interesting!
Save the Che!
Shave the Ce. ..
Whenever I see that expression, “Wrong side of history,” I think Marxism. It’s determinism (look it up). Things are not bound to turn out a certain way. What people do matters, and it matters a lot.
I am tired of you nitpicking, cynical rednecks who still can’t figure out where this country is going! He is your president too – like it or not.
How is this different than the candy-ass liberals bitching when Bush was president? Apparently it was okay to bitch about the president back then.
Bush was killing thousands of Americans…FOR NOTHING.
What are you bitching about, it didn’t stop your welfare checks.
Boo Hoo – you still getting your check Squishy? That’s the only reason you aren’t bitching about it. Tell the truth!
Never have received a government handout, I have done my part though, every time I see an EBT card used at a store I quietly say “you’re welcome” hopefully loud enough for the user to hear me.
It’s akin to having a Bi-Lo card, when you get in line and people get shit cheaper because they have some fucking card. We just step back and allow everyone to use our card. It’s a scam I tell ya!
Anyone can get a Bi-Lo card, You have to really suck at being self sufficient to get an EBT card. I wonder how many of these dumb-ass EBT leeches actually have a Bi-Lo card which will stretch that taxpayer handout even further.
You are killing me! I don’t think you believe half the shit you spew, just like I don’t sometimes. But you are funny as hell!
He’s one of our plants. Both senses.
You are always kind Max. I’m always a step behind. I’m just pissing in the wind. You, EDF, Henry, Buz, and Bible Thumper are the few to reach out a hand. Thank you.
…are you kidding? I’m always in that LONG LINE, just one step behind the guy poking squishy in the eye with a sharp stick… waiting for my turn.
A long line? Surely you jest. You are by far the wittiest on the site. If you don’t already know that — you should.
Squishy is funny in an sarcastic way. I have tied some people together on this site. No need to spoil it for everyone IF I am right.
Your character, persona, whatever you call it, is a puzzle that makes the mind work. That is the stuff good sites are made of. Sometimes it is simply madness, other times brilliant. It those glimpses of brilliance….
Wait, let me get this right, Bush killed thousands of Americans?
With his bare hands, even Chuck Norris was a little scared.
Squishy – you are a like a strong perfume that irritates everyone with allergies, but you are hilarious! I sit back and watch your comments with a belly full of laughs. Unique sense of humor.
Hell, I wish I could irritate everyone, I’m satisfied if I can piss off 50% of the room.
LMFAO! You are too funny to piss off many. Most just don’t get your humor. I know your goal is to piss people off, but I also recognize your witty sense of humor. Hmmmm….
He will be back – once that flag is down and speak from the footsteps – mark my words
Well, glad to see our resident racists are still at it on here!
Glad all that goody two shoes stuff is out of the way!
Let er rip Republicans!
Let’s show em what SC is REALLY about!
What the fuck is it with blacks and 5-6 hour funerals?
WTF is it with whites? I remember church services that started 6-7 a.m. and lasted til 1-2 p.m. and lunch afterwards, just before evening service.
One funny incident. Dogmatic friend pushing to get a parking spot. Buffet sold full. Almost killed someone getting that parking spot, but we got it! woo hoo! I was mad as a hornet. Ashamed even, but the dogmatic views won the day — until were were in line. A LONG buffet line that twisted and turned. Right behind us the couple that friend cut off. Not nicely, but at the risk of clipping cars.
I tried not to look. Too ashamed. They took the high ground. One was a pastor, the other a pastor’s wife and MUCH older. They declared we needed the spot more. Ohmigosh, could I hang my head lower?
Immediately, rude ass friend, decided because they were pastor and wife, we were in the wrong and somehow I played into that blame.
I love dogmatic assholes.
You’d think with all that religion they’d act a little better and stay out of trouble.
So why didn’t you pay for their meal?
I did a few times in lieu of giving money. I had dinner with strangers. It was strange – one thought I had a personal interest. Another the restaurant refused to serve.
Crud, replying from Disqus again and missed context. We did offer, but I was too ashamed to look them in the eye after rude ass friend stole their parking spot. They declined. Rude ass friend talked them down in the parking lot. It was a horribly embarrassing moment.
So are you still best buddies with this guy?
How long did it take for them to bury him. Should have had him in the ground before sundown
If his name had been Levi, they would have.
5-6 hours? The left has been claiming, and praying for, a cause like this for years. So many times they were lying or exaggerating. This one will be used – as Obama is exploiting it – as proof of their myths for the next 50 years, if not longer. Guaranteed!!!
I thought the President of the United States of America. Any President of the United States America would have better sense than to attempt to make political hay at a funeral. I guess I was wrong.
Not wrong, just hoped for better. I don’t even know what he said, outside other outlets, but I do know this — he came here for one reason. Political talking points. I don’t blame him. I think it is a reaction to what he has experienced. I say that without having read all that he had to say and reserve the right to change my mind.
One thing his wife said early on when he one, that is difficult for me to comprehend, but I can understand. Something along the lines it was the first time she was proud to be an American.
Aww…should not comment from Disqus. I see what he said. It’s all about gun control. Everyone is using it for political advantage. Everyone. The good news is, the people will win. Gun Control is a joke.
I think a vast majority of Americans see this as the despicable exploitation that it is. Not just by Obama, but by the whole shameless party.
Obama told some home truths that many don’t want to hear. He did a good job.
Today, Charleston is, for its leadership in time of crisis, the Capitol city of South Carolina. The cowardly impotence of the Governor and the General Assembly left the Battle Flag in place to specifically insult the President of the United States and every other State in the Union during his visit. The eyes of the World were upon us. I was delighted to see the President address the insult with dignity and Righteousness! I was also delighted to see the Supreme Court of the United States Rebuke Haley and the General Assembly with its timely ObamaCare decision, effectively ending Haley’s ideological War on old people, sick people and children. And, finally, some Stranger did for the People of South Carolina what Gun Whore Haley would not do. The flag is Gone! Torn and desecrated, a fitting reflection on Columbia. But gone. Welcome New Day!!!
Props to the pole-climber, but the flag was quickly replaced. Now to see how the government prosecutes this.
It is unlawful for a person to willfully and maliciously deface, vandalize, damage,
or destroy or attempt to deface, vandalize, damage, or destroy any monument,
flag, flag support, memorial, fence, or structure located on the capitol grounds and a person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of Section 10-11-360.”
In effect, finally, The War began in Charleston, and 150 Years Later, Ended in Charleston!
I hope Emanuel AME takes White Folk as congregants. Me and my money know where we can do some good.
Somewhere David Beasley is smiling. Haley has now become the Former Governor we most love to dispise.
Reminiscent of the Wellstone Memorial.
I’m quite shocked that The Kenyan didn’t fucking rap Amazing Grace.