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From the Washington Post:

Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery becomes law after decades of inaction

By Seung Min Kim
June 17, 2021 at 4:37 p.m. PDT

President Biden on Thursday signed into law a measure that establishes Juneteenth as a federal holiday, taking advantage of sudden and broad bipartisan agreement to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States after years of debate and inaction.

… Biden and Vice President Harris, the first woman of color to serve in that position, stressed during the ceremony that a national commemoration of Juneteenth — a day marking the emancipation of enslaved people after the Civil War —

Actually, this obscure event in Texas history marks the official day of emancipation only in remote Texas on June 19, 1865. It came earlier in the heartland of the south where the Civil War was actually fought.

should also compel the nation to work to achieve equality in education, in economics and in other areas.

“Folks, the promise of equality is not going to be fulfilled until we become real, it becomes real in our schools and in our main streets and in our neighborhoods,” Biden said.

…. Because June 19 falls on a Saturday this year, the Juneteenth federal holiday will be observed Friday, according to the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the roughly 2.1 million federal civilian workforce. It is the first new federal holiday that has been established by Congress since 1983, when Martin Luther King Jr. Day was created for the third Monday of every January.

Clearly, it’s racist that Kwanzaa is not yet an official federal holiday more than 50 years after the Deep State paid to have it concocted. Have we no respect for our Intelligence Community?

Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight, especially white men who work maintaining the power grids, the sewer systems, airlines, mass transit, the Internet, hospitals, fire departments, ambulances, and police departments.

 
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  1. • Replies: @James J O'Meara
    @Desiderius

    "Unfortunately the Enlightenment is itself anachronistic & absurd so we're really in for a ride"

    Argumentation on the level of "Nah nah, you're another one!"

    Replies: @Desiderius

  2. You’re welcome black people. Another gift handout from your perpetual mas…betters. We give and give and give, and you take and take and take and take and take.

    Enjoy!

    • Agree: BenKenobi
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @ATate

    No reparations without repatriations.


    Africa for Africans said a great man once.

  3. I am glad we have two federal holidays to celebrate the achievement of my ancestors who served in the Union army. Can’t wait to get some praise from POCs for my inherited virtue.

  4. I am going to the white sale at Sears

    • Thanks: JimDandy
    • LOL: bomag
  5. Actually, this obscure event in Texas history marks the official day of emancipation only in remote Texas on June 19, 1865. It came earlier in the heartland of the south where the Civil War was actually fought.

    It should also be pointed out that Indian tribes in Texas and elsewhere absolutely refused to recognize the abolishment of slavery at that time, and more trials and tribulations ensued later over the matter to convince the Native Americans to reluctantly give up the black slave manifest they enjoyed up to that point, and beyond.

    The historic illiteracy of American blacks should not be taken for granted in their collective quest for reparations. Just as the German living across the street from a concentration camp didn’t know, because he want to know, so goes the shallow, perpetually outraged African American waving beads and chanting MLK rhetoric on the historically retarded holiday of “Juneteenth.”

    • Thanks: Spect3r
  6. Abe says:

    Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight, especially white men who work maintaining the power grids, the sewer systems, airlines, mass transit, the Internet, hospitals, fire departments, ambulances, and police departments.

    All we have to say is: NO FRACKING FOR YOU!

  7. All our holidays should be named for blacks one way or another and just get over with – it’s the right thing to do right??

    • Replies: @West reanimator
    @usNthem


    All our holidays should be named for blacks one way or another and just get over with – it’s the right thing to do right??
     
    I would recommend a holiday to commemorate the genius scientist Yakub, history's greatest black inventor.
    , @AndrewR
    @usNthem


    Vice President Harris, the first woman of color to serve in that position
     
    Is any American over the age of 8 not aware that the acting VP is a "woman of color"? What is the point of showhorning this irrelevant trivia about her into every article about her? Bezos should have every penny taken away from him.
  8. Same day that American corporations profiting from child slavery in Africa is allowed by the Supreme Court: https://www.google.com/amp/s/fortune.com/2021/06/17/child-labor-case-supreme-court-big-chocolate-nestle-cargill-scotus/amp/

  9. Wow are Africans still here? I just see people who look like…well they’re all my people. Some kind of American just ask any writer at the washington post. It’s strange we would need a holiday like this.

  10. “Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight”

    You jest, but wait till the holiday requires white men to GO to work on juneteenth but hand over the day’s full wages they earn to the negroes.

    • Replies: @StAugustine
    @Mike Tre

    Like in France - Pentecost Monday is officially a holiday, but it's also the Day of Solidarity (with retired people - les personnes âgées ou handicapées). Normally if you work on a holiday, you get some kind of overtime or bonus - but since it's the day of Solidarity, your pay gets donated to the Treasury. Nice way to make a new tax! Put in place in 2004.

  11. Aren’t Hispanics going to start wondering where their federal holiday is already?

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Known Fact

    They should embrace Columbus Day--he owed more to Spain than to Italy. Without Columbus, where would our Conquistador Americans be?

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @notsaying
    @Known Fact

    I thought about that, too.

    There are a lot more Hispanics than Blacks. They probably would already asking for a day if there was something special connected with Hispanics in America that was well known. I have been trying to think of something or someone but keep coming up blank.

    While we have had a small number of Hispanics in the US for centuries, the big Hispanic immigration surge is still so recent that the one Hispanic that everybody knows who did something important is Cesar Chavez. Given his opinion on growers using immigrant labor instead of his union workers, nobody in Congress is going to be suggestion Cesar Chavez Day anytime soon.

    Replies: @GSR, @Bardon Kaldian

    , @Paperback Writer
    @Known Fact

    Texas was an independent republic once and one day might be again.

    https://www.newsweek.com/republican-wins-mayoral-race-85-latino-texas-town-where-hillary-clinton-won-40-points-1598154

    And if they take over Texas as Republicans, don't expect them to be the John Cornyn type.

    , @SunBakedSuburb
    @Known Fact

    "Hispanics"

    Taco Friday? I eat tacos three to four days a week to show my affection for Hispanics and their tacos and women.

  12. • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius

    Yeah, because backward conservatives revere irrelevant figures with obsolete holidays of their own who give us bum advice like the one below. Time to take down their monuments?


    https://www.quotemaster.org/images/ca/cae535057e62a2c3f32f905c67bf8254.jpg

    Replies: @Desiderius

    , @bomag
    @Desiderius


    The power of the government to influence the culture is more powerful than the cultures influence over the government.
     
    Dunno. Seems like gov't anxiously tries to buy social peace by taking from one and giving to another, hoping it all works out. Reactive, not proactive.

    This seems like something that makes things worse: another fed holiday is a token that reminds us that we don't miss what the fed workforce does; the beneficiaries just want more stuff now; and those stepped on are more angry.
  13. So whiny and bitter.

  14. Juneteenth, that’s the missing piece of the puzzle! Civil rights didn’t work, affirmative action didn’t work, set-asides didn’t work, quotas didn’t work, MLK Day didn’t work, DIE didn’t work, trillions of dollars of government programs didn’t work, George Floyd monuments didn’t work, abandoning law enforcement didn’t work, they kept on being disproportionately criminal and violent. But Juneteenth, surely that’s what is needed to convert them into law-abiding, moral people! If, this weekend, J’Marcus feels like shooting D’Antwon, or Daunte feels like raping Quaanteesha, they will remember — we just got Juneteenth!! — and back off. Right? Right??

    • Agree: bomag, new Stalin
    • Thanks: Mark G.
  15. Anonymous[369] • Disclaimer says:

    Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight, especially white men who work maintaining the power grids, the sewer systems, airlines, mass transit, the Internet, hospitals, fire departments, ambulances, and police departments.

    Except for this white guy, who never takes a day off:

    • Replies: @anon
    @Anonymous

    a guy Yes, but "white" ... ?

  16. By Seung Min Kim

    Seung your own oily kim, 가장 싫은 장소!

    Oh, wait… She wouldn’t have one. What happened to the days when journalists’ names clearly told you their sex– rare exceptions being Fox Butterfield and the WaPo’s own Dana Milbank and Shirley Povich– but sometimes left their nationalities unclear?

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seung_Min_Kim

    She married a Lee. He could be anything. Seung and Dana both appear here– with other people, of course:

    Weekend Weddings

    The Lees’ ring bearer was a Chihuahua. 👁️💩🐑👔!

    • Replies: @AceDeuce
    @Reg Cæsar

    Fun fact: the pooch was also Seung Min Kim's choice for the wedding dinner entree.

  17. ‘…Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight, especially white men who work maintaining the power grids, the sewer systems, airlines, mass transit, the Internet, hospitals, fire departments, ambulances, and police departments.’

    We could have blacks do it — but would anyone notice?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    @Colin Wright

    NYT and WaPo would have stories saying people noticed.

  18. I haven’t heard anyone talk about Juneteenth this year, are woke capital companies giving their employees the day off tomorrow for it?

  19. Anonymous[107] • Disclaimer says:

    Clearly, it’s racist that Kwanzaa is not yet an official federal holiday more than 50 years after the Deep State paid to have it concocted.

    How did the deep state concoct this? I’m starting to think a lot of our problems stem from their cockamamie ideas.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    https://www.takimag.com/article/happy-kwanzaa-the-holiday-brought-to-you-by-the-fbi/

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

  20. What else happened on the 19 June date in history:
    1269: King Louis IX of France decreed all Jews must wear a yellow badge in public or be fined 10 livres of silver; 1953: The Rosenbergs executed for espionage.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    @Right_On

    Acting exactly as you think he would, Mrs. Rosenberg's brother David Greenglass sold her down the river. After being released from prison himself in 1960, Greenglass lived the rest of his days under an assumed name until dying in 2014.

    He was interviewed by Bob Simon on 60 Minutes II in 2003 if you want to be sick to your stomach.

  21. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1405521926768906240?s=20

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @bomag

    Yeah, because backward conservatives revere irrelevant figures with obsolete holidays of their own who give us bum advice like the one below. Time to take down their monuments?

    [MORE]

    • Thanks: Bubba
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    No. He would agree with Ryan. Time to wake up from your Randian fever dreams and rejoin the world that Washington relished and mastered.

    Why do you think he chose Hamilton for a protege over Jefferson?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  22. Juneteenth has been observed in the black community for a long time. It is not a celebration of the end of slavery.

    It is the date when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation was actually shared with slaves in Texas and other territories, more than two years after the fact. The significance of Juneteenth is that it shows how white people, and their government, have lied to black people and have cheated black people, for a long time.

    This distinguishes Juneteenth from many if not most Federal holidays, which are intended to celebrate some event. As the NYTimes puts it, Juneteenth “involves both the celebration of joy and the commemoration of pain.”

    If you think this is going to be a vacation getaway opportunity for white people hoping for another Federally-backed three-day weekend, think again.

    In fact, think on your sins, white America. That’s going to be the significance of this holiday for us. And our children. Black people are used to the idea that while white people are celebrating one thing, black people are suffering for it. Think “We did not land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!*”

    Now it’s going to be our turn to suffer and confess our guilt. And it’s a Federal holiday. Thanks to “sudden and broad bipartisan agreement.” Do you think they know what they voted for?

    * Malcolm X

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    @Anon7


    In fact, think on your sins, white America. That’s going to be the significance of this holiday for us.
     
    If it’s like most holidays anymore very few Americans will spend anytime at all considering the significance of the holiday.

    If it’s like most holidays anymore most Americans who work in the private sector won’t even get the day off, anyway.

    As for me, I plan to spend it teaching my kids about how ungrateful black people are to the hundreds of thousands of whites who died to end slavery.
    , @John Cunningham
    @Anon7

    Yo, Anon7, how about you ESADMF? And go live in Haiti or Congo. No White Supremacy there.
    I used to work in a crew mostly composed of recent Africans, mostly from Ghana or Nigeria. We split the work, the African women did all the cooking and I did the dishes. When they couldn't see me, a common topic was how worthless, lazy, and criminal black Americans. These talks usually ended when someone said none of these blacks could last 3 days in Africa. That usually ended in laughing agreement and a switch to soccer as a topic

    , @bomag
    @Anon7


    Now it’s going to be our turn to suffer and confess our guilt.
     
    LOL

    The crime here is doing too much for Blacks.

    Replies: @Anon7

    , @AceDeuce
    @Anon7

    C'mon, man. Malcolm didn't hate White men. Rather the opposite, in fact:


    ..."(Bruce) Perry's book (Malcolm: The Life of a Man Who Changed Black America, Station Hill, New York, 1991) documents Malcolm X's many gay experiences. A schoolmate, Bob Bebee, recalls the day they stumbled on a local boy jerking off. Malcolm, Bebee recalled, ordered the youth to masturbate him, and subsequently boasted he had given him oral sex. Later, from the age of 20, Malcolm had sex with men for money - as hinted at in Spike Lee's 1992 biopic - and he had at least one sustained sexual liaison with a man. While living in Flint, Michigan, his roommate noticed that instead of sleeping in the room they were sharing, Malcolm sneaked down the hall to spend the night with a gay transvestite named Willie Mae.

    In New York, two of Malcolm's friends from Michigan remember bumping into him at the YMCA, where Malcolm bragged he earned money servicing "queers". Later, Malcolm worked as a butler to a wealthy (White) Boston bachelor, William Paul Lennon.

    According to Malcolm's sidekick Malcolm Jarvis, he was paid to sprinkle Lennon with talcum powder and bring him to orgasm. Perry suggests that Malcolm's gay encounters may not have been entirely financially motivated. His masculine insecurities and ambivalence towards women fit the archetype of a repressed gay man and point to latent homosexuality."
     
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/may/19/gayrights.usa
  23. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/extradeadjcb/status/1405537780088770573?s=20

    Replies: @James J O'Meara

    “Unfortunately the Enlightenment is itself anachronistic & absurd so we’re really in for a ride”

    Argumentation on the level of “Nah nah, you’re another one!”

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @James J O'Meara

    Argumentation?

    Is it not self evident?

    The Enlightenment made claims. Have they borne themselves out?

    I can be convinced. Like everyone else I was raised a fan. Doesn’t seem like the strong horse exactly these days.

  24. So now there are 2 black holidays and none for the productive populace.

    Why not a holiday for a real civil rights leader,Allan Bakke?

    • Agree: Wilkey, Colin Wright
  25. Biden must be the farcical repetition of PhillipeEgalité. Here’s wishing him the same good death.

  26. All White people will have to be slaves of black people that day.

    • Replies: @tyrone
    @Whiskey

    You mean tax payers,right.

  27. Like I said before, leave it to Congress to concoct a redundant “national” holiday smack dab in the middle of two other holidays – three weeks after Memorial Day, two weeks before Independence Day. A holiday that 90% of private sector workers will not get the day off for.

    30 years ago more congressmen would have shown a backbone and voted against this travesty. But there’s no reward for showing backbone anymore. Not a single senator and only 14 House members opposed it.

    • Thanks: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    @Wilkey

    All businesses with a DIE department will give Juneteenth off. Or else. They may remove another holiday, personal or not, to make room. Getting rid of July 4th would be a real coup for DIE. But much more ground work needs to be done before that happens.

    On a related note, any bets on how long it will be until Washington, DC is renamed? I say by 2040. But I’m an optimist.

  28. @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius

    Yeah, because backward conservatives revere irrelevant figures with obsolete holidays of their own who give us bum advice like the one below. Time to take down their monuments?


    https://www.quotemaster.org/images/ca/cae535057e62a2c3f32f905c67bf8254.jpg

    Replies: @Desiderius

    No. He would agree with Ryan. Time to wake up from your Randian fever dreams and rejoin the world that Washington relished and mastered.

    Why do you think he chose Hamilton for a protege over Jefferson?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    No. He would agree with Ryan. Time to wake up from your Randian fever dreams and rejoin the world that Washington relished and mastered.
     
    That the US government is ever and always unworthy of trust is a "Randian fever dream"? I didn't even know Sen. Paul even had a fever!

    Replies: @Desiderius

  29. @Anonymous

    Clearly, it’s racist that Kwanzaa is not yet an official federal holiday more than 50 years after the Deep State paid to have it concocted.
     
    How did the deep state concoct this? I’m starting to think a lot of our problems stem from their cockamamie ideas.

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    • Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Steve Sailer


    Actually, this obscure event in Texas history marks the official day of emancipation only in remote Texas on June 19, 1865. It came earlier in the heartland of the south where the Civil War was actually fought.
     
    But, significantly, not in the Union (in Delaware and Kentucky) until December 6, 1865. This is one thing Southrons can honestly gripe about: Why does the North get credit for “ending slavery” on June 19th when it was still legal and practiced in the Union until Dessem Bussix ?

    Replies: @Colin Wright

  30. @James J O'Meara
    @Desiderius

    "Unfortunately the Enlightenment is itself anachronistic & absurd so we're really in for a ride"

    Argumentation on the level of "Nah nah, you're another one!"

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Argumentation?

    Is it not self evident?

    The Enlightenment made claims. Have they borne themselves out?

    I can be convinced. Like everyone else I was raised a fan. Doesn’t seem like the strong horse exactly these days.

    • Agree: The Anti-Gnostic
  31. @Anon7
    Juneteenth has been observed in the black community for a long time. It is not a celebration of the end of slavery.

    It is the date when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation was actually shared with slaves in Texas and other territories, more than two years after the fact. The significance of Juneteenth is that it shows how white people, and their government, have lied to black people and have cheated black people, for a long time.

    This distinguishes Juneteenth from many if not most Federal holidays, which are intended to celebrate some event. As the NYTimes puts it, Juneteenth "involves both the celebration of joy and the commemoration of pain."

    If you think this is going to be a vacation getaway opportunity for white people hoping for another Federally-backed three-day weekend, think again.

    In fact, think on your sins, white America. That's going to be the significance of this holiday for us. And our children. Black people are used to the idea that while white people are celebrating one thing, black people are suffering for it. Think "We did not land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!*"

    Now it's going to be our turn to suffer and confess our guilt. And it's a Federal holiday. Thanks to "sudden and broad bipartisan agreement." Do you think they know what they voted for?

    * Malcolm X

    Replies: @Wilkey, @John Cunningham, @bomag, @AceDeuce

    In fact, think on your sins, white America. That’s going to be the significance of this holiday for us.

    If it’s like most holidays anymore very few Americans will spend anytime at all considering the significance of the holiday.

    If it’s like most holidays anymore most Americans who work in the private sector won’t even get the day off, anyway.

    As for me, I plan to spend it teaching my kids about how ungrateful black people are to the hundreds of thousands of whites who died to end slavery.

  32. OT:

    The website calling itself Science-based Medicine has pulled Dr Harriet Hall’s favourable review of Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage after complaints from transmaniacs. Now that the editors have confirmed how laughably ill-named the site is I won’t be returning. Hopefully other readers (especially Patreon subscribers) do likewise.

  33. • Replies: @Trinity
    @Dave Pinsen

    Why in the hell would someone list their fake height and fake IQ on twitter. Law of averages on males when it comes to height and penis size. If a dude tells you he is 6', then chances are he is 5'10" on a good day and ladies every dude out there is going to tell you he is rocking a at minimum a 7" penis. LMAO.

    And this IQ shit is becoming ridiculous. Where in the hell are these people having their IQ tested? And IF I put Mr. 187 IQ out in the Outback with a canteen of water and a tent, how will his high IQ actually benefit him? Is IQ really relative. Would you rather have Mr. 187 IQ do a brake job on your car or the Puerto Rican grease monkey who knows cars like Diamond Jim Brady knows how to enjoy food.

    Used to be an IQ of 140-160 was very, very rare, now we have these ridiculous claims of 187 and higher. Sheeit. And Mickey Mantle hit a ball 700 feet in the air one time.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    , @Desiderius
    @Dave Pinsen

    Wouldn't be a Juneteenth anywhere without what happened on July Fourth.

  34. Hmm, my late uncle’s birthday would have been tomorrow. I am sure he would be celebrating Juneteenth if he were still with us. SARC. And unfortunately I share the same birthday as commie and terrorist, Nelson Mandela but that is in July. What does June make me think of? Not much really, other than usually being let out for summer vacation when I attended “skoo.” Oh, happy belated 70th birthday to Roberto Duran who turned 3 score and ten on June 16th. Gawd, does that make you feel old or what? And The Brawl In Montreal will be 41 years ago on June 20th of this year. Duran vs. Davey Moore 3 years later on June 16th. June is kind of one of those months that is easily forgotten like February which is Black History Month. June is the month before you go on a vacation in July.

    May is mom’s month, June is dad’s month but how many people say hi dad when they are on camera? July is THE REAL INDEPENDENCE DAY. August? No one cares. September? Looking for cool weather, cool month as well. October-November-December? Holidays baby. So we have 6 months that people give a shit about and they are May, July, September through December. Nobody cares about June, much less Juneteenth.

  35. @Known Fact
    Aren't Hispanics going to start wondering where their federal holiday is already?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @notsaying, @Paperback Writer, @SunBakedSuburb

    They should embrace Columbus Day–he owed more to Spain than to Italy. Without Columbus, where would our Conquistador Americans be?

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Harry Baldwin

    That won't fly. Columbus Day is being phased out as the left has branded him a genocidal maniac barely less evil than Genghis Khan or Dr. Mengele

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @J.Ross

  36. Will any Republican politician announce that he will spend nearly the entire holiday contemplating the white sin of slavery and righteousness of emancipation…but also…also…one hour contemplating the lives sacrificed to free the slaves.

  37. @Dave Pinsen
    https://twitter.com/ScottMGreer/status/1405683751191986176?s=20

    Replies: @Trinity, @Desiderius

    Why in the hell would someone list their fake height and fake IQ on twitter. Law of averages on males when it comes to height and penis size. If a dude tells you he is 6′, then chances are he is 5’10” on a good day and ladies every dude out there is going to tell you he is rocking a at minimum a 7″ penis. LMAO.

    And this IQ shit is becoming ridiculous. Where in the hell are these people having their IQ tested? And IF I put Mr. 187 IQ out in the Outback with a canteen of water and a tent, how will his high IQ actually benefit him? Is IQ really relative. Would you rather have Mr. 187 IQ do a brake job on your car or the Puerto Rican grease monkey who knows cars like Diamond Jim Brady knows how to enjoy food.

    Used to be an IQ of 140-160 was very, very rare, now we have these ridiculous claims of 187 and higher. Sheeit. And Mickey Mantle hit a ball 700 feet in the air one time.

    • Agree: Spect3r
    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Trinity

    1. Greer really is 6'2"
    2. He will readily tell you his IQ is not actually 187.
    3. It's all an ironic poke at the Woke Left that got themselves, like you, in a tizzy about height and IQ, two enormously advantageous adaptations but genes inexplicably select themselves for only one of them.

    I hope that clarifies, Boomer.

    Replies: @Trinity

  38. @Right_On
    What else happened on the 19 June date in history:
    1269: King Louis IX of France decreed all Jews must wear a yellow badge in public or be fined 10 livres of silver; 1953: The Rosenbergs executed for espionage.

    Replies: @ScarletNumber

    Acting exactly as you think he would, Mrs. Rosenberg’s brother David Greenglass sold her down the river. After being released from prison himself in 1960, Greenglass lived the rest of his days under an assumed name until dying in 2014.

    He was interviewed by Bob Simon on 60 Minutes II in 2003 if you want to be sick to your stomach.

  39. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s birthday is…

    July 13!

    • Replies: @anonymous
    @Colin Wright

    In retrospect, the execution of the Rosenbergs was an obvious, effective way of cracking down on Jewish-Soviet espionage rings in the US. The next time any Jewish lawyer says capital punishment isn't effective, ask them if the Rosenbergs' execution prevented more Jewish communist espionage.

    For historical context, Solomon Adler and Henry Dexter White -- both Jewish -- were two high-ranking US officials, who were also double agents for the USSR during WW2. White wrote the first draft of the memo which guaranteed the US and Japan would end up in war. Considering it's overall impact, it is a criminally-underdiscussed aspect of US history. As for Adler, he defected to communist China and helped organize the CCP.

    This was not lost on the Eisenhower administration. They wised up fairly quickly and temporarily nipped the Jewish dual-loyalty problem in the bud, by sending the Rosenbergs to the electric chair.

    Replies: @Pericles

  40. @Anon7
    Juneteenth has been observed in the black community for a long time. It is not a celebration of the end of slavery.

    It is the date when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation was actually shared with slaves in Texas and other territories, more than two years after the fact. The significance of Juneteenth is that it shows how white people, and their government, have lied to black people and have cheated black people, for a long time.

    This distinguishes Juneteenth from many if not most Federal holidays, which are intended to celebrate some event. As the NYTimes puts it, Juneteenth "involves both the celebration of joy and the commemoration of pain."

    If you think this is going to be a vacation getaway opportunity for white people hoping for another Federally-backed three-day weekend, think again.

    In fact, think on your sins, white America. That's going to be the significance of this holiday for us. And our children. Black people are used to the idea that while white people are celebrating one thing, black people are suffering for it. Think "We did not land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!*"

    Now it's going to be our turn to suffer and confess our guilt. And it's a Federal holiday. Thanks to "sudden and broad bipartisan agreement." Do you think they know what they voted for?

    * Malcolm X

    Replies: @Wilkey, @John Cunningham, @bomag, @AceDeuce

    Yo, Anon7, how about you ESADMF? And go live in Haiti or Congo. No White Supremacy there.
    I used to work in a crew mostly composed of recent Africans, mostly from Ghana or Nigeria. We split the work, the African women did all the cooking and I did the dishes. When they couldn’t see me, a common topic was how worthless, lazy, and criminal black Americans. These talks usually ended when someone said none of these blacks could last 3 days in Africa. That usually ended in laughing agreement and a switch to soccer as a topic

  41. Hey, man. You gotta be pretty racist not to want a day off work!

  42. anonymous[272] • Disclaimer says:

    Should I go as amos or andy? What’re you guys going as?

  43. Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight, especially white men who work maintaining the power grids, the sewer systems, airlines, mass transit, the Internet, hospitals, fire departments, ambulances, and police departments.

    This sounds like premise of an updated version of Atlas Shrugged. Because as has become increasingly obvious, “white” really means “competent,” as in the black expression “acting white.” The attacks on whiteness and related euphemisms really amount to an attack on competency itself.

  44. anonymous[988] • Disclaimer says:
    @Colin Wright
    Nathan Bedford Forrest's birthday is...

    July 13!

    Replies: @anonymous

    In retrospect, the execution of the Rosenbergs was an obvious, effective way of cracking down on Jewish-Soviet espionage rings in the US. The next time any Jewish lawyer says capital punishment isn’t effective, ask them if the Rosenbergs’ execution prevented more Jewish communist espionage.

    For historical context, Solomon Adler and Henry Dexter White — both Jewish — were two high-ranking US officials, who were also double agents for the USSR during WW2. White wrote the first draft of the memo which guaranteed the US and Japan would end up in war. Considering it’s overall impact, it is a criminally-underdiscussed aspect of US history. As for Adler, he defected to communist China and helped organize the CCP.

    This was not lost on the Eisenhower administration. They wised up fairly quickly and temporarily nipped the Jewish dual-loyalty problem in the bud, by sending the Rosenbergs to the electric chair.

    • Replies: @Pericles
    @anonymous

    Didn't you hear? Trump just pardoned a couple of jewish spies, one who seemed quite unrepentant once he got to Tel Aviv.

  45. @Colin Wright
    '...Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight, especially white men who work maintaining the power grids, the sewer systems, airlines, mass transit, the Internet, hospitals, fire departments, ambulances, and police departments.'

    We could have blacks do it -- but would anyone notice?

    Replies: @Redneck farmer

    NYT and WaPo would have stories saying people noticed.

  46. But Juneteenth, surely that’s what is needed to convert them into law-abiding, moral people!

    Far from it. According to Rep. Cori Bush (Mo), what comes next is:

    * reparations
    * an end to police violence
    * an end to the War on Drugs
    * an end to housing apartheid
    * an end to education apartheid
    * the teaching of the TRUTH about white supremacy in America

    These measures will enhance “Black liberation in its totality,” which I guess is one more step toward a society in which Blacks can make a life for themselves without having to commit felonious assaults and drive by shootings out of boredom and frustration.

  47. I once read a blog comment elsewhere which began, “Like a lot of the commenters here, I’m a 140+ IQ guy who never really [blah blah blah].” Basically, “don’t let my ordinariness fool you. I’m a genius in disguise.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @black sea


    I once read a blog comment elsewhere which began, “Like a lot of the commenters here, I’m a 140+ IQ guy who never really [blah blah blah].” Basically, “don’t let my ordinariness fool you. I’m a genius in disguise.”
     
    Anyone who's been to a Mensan First Friday or Annual Gathering knows full well that 140+ IQ types are very good at disguising any "genius" they may possess.
    , @Catdog
    @black sea

    The smartest guy I know is over 160 IQ. He doesn't know exactly because 160 was the highest score that particular IQ test gave. What I learned from him is that even the smartest people are still very limited.

    It would not surprise me at all if the average IQ of this comment section was 140+. Even the average IQ of 4chan would probably be surprisingly high. If you post anywhere outside of twitter, youtube and facebook you're practically part of the intellectual elite in today's idiocracy.

  48. @Anonymous

    Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight, especially white men who work maintaining the power grids, the sewer systems, airlines, mass transit, the Internet, hospitals, fire departments, ambulances, and police departments.
     
    Except for this white guy, who never takes a day off:


    https://c.o0bg.com/rf/image_960w/Boston/2011-2020/2016/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/da455b60-4ce3-4e99-8eae-c830c7e511d2.jpg

     

    Replies: @anon

    a guy Yes, but “white” … ?

  49. It wasn’t until the ratification of the 13th Amendment on Dec 6, 1865, six months after June 19th, that slavery came fully to an end within the USA. While Union States Missouri, West Virginia and Maryland had abolished slavery within their jurisdictions during the war, Kentucky and Delaware had not done so, and slaves in those states had to a wait for the 13th Amendment.

    • Thanks: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @John Henry
    @JoeRisk

    As did slaves in parts of other slave states that happened to be under Federal control at the time of the Emancipation Executive Order. Which only "freed" slaves in areas not under Federal Control when it was signed.

    Replies: @JoeRisk

  50. @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    No. He would agree with Ryan. Time to wake up from your Randian fever dreams and rejoin the world that Washington relished and mastered.

    Why do you think he chose Hamilton for a protege over Jefferson?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    No. He would agree with Ryan. Time to wake up from your Randian fever dreams and rejoin the world that Washington relished and mastered.

    That the US government is ever and always unworthy of trust is a “Randian fever dream”? I didn’t even know Sen. Paul even had a fever!

    • LOL: Bubba
    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    Trust but verify!

    He said it was dangerous. You know what else was dangerous? Taking on the British freaking Empire without enough shoes in the middle of the Little Ice Age for God’s sake.

    Listen to yourself man.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  51. Looks like Juneteenth won the great battle among the Excuses to Party Days to become the first federally recognized holiday.

    Though both Cinco de Mayo and St. Patty’s Day smoke it on n-gram.

  52. @black sea
    I once read a blog comment elsewhere which began, "Like a lot of the commenters here, I'm a 140+ IQ guy who never really [blah blah blah]." Basically, "don't let my ordinariness fool you. I'm a genius in disguise."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Catdog

    I once read a blog comment elsewhere which began, “Like a lot of the commenters here, I’m a 140+ IQ guy who never really [blah blah blah].” Basically, “don’t let my ordinariness fool you. I’m a genius in disguise.”

    Anyone who’s been to a Mensan First Friday or Annual Gathering knows full well that 140+ IQ types are very good at disguising any “genius” they may possess.

    • LOL: bomag
  53. They should call it “Juneteeth“.

    • LOL: Bubba
  54. Here in Texas, Confederate Hero’s Day is still a state holiday. It is celebrated on January 19 – Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
    @Houston Texican

    Did you mean Heroes' Day or was Lee the only one?

    Replies: @Houston Texican

    , @res
    @Houston Texican

    For now.
    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/01/15/texas-legislature-confederate-heroes-day/

    Before 1973 it was known as Lee Day.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_Memorial_Day#Texas

    Virginia eliminated their version last year.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee%E2%80%93Jackson_Day

    Replies: @Desiderius

  55. As people of color have to work twice as hard as whites to succeed, shouldn’t they get two days off?

    • Replies: @usNthem
    @Henry's Cat

    At least. I also saw on another website the black twitter mob isn’t happy about Whites getting a black centric day off. Fair enough - they only get mlk & junteenf.

  56. On Juneteenth, white people should speak like Barack Obama addressing a black audience. Drop the ‘g’ at the end of every gerund, throw in a few terms like “hoodwink” and “bamboozle.” Maybe even a “I ain’t no ways tard,” like Hillary.

    • LOL: Forbes
  57. @Steve Sailer
    @Anonymous

    https://www.takimag.com/article/happy-kwanzaa-the-holiday-brought-to-you-by-the-fbi/

    Replies: @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Actually, this obscure event in Texas history marks the official day of emancipation only in remote Texas on June 19, 1865. It came earlier in the heartland of the south where the Civil War was actually fought.

    But, significantly, not in the Union (in Delaware and Kentucky) until December 6, 1865. This is one thing Southrons can honestly gripe about: Why does the North get credit for “ending slavery” on June 19th when it was still legal and practiced in the Union until Dessem Bussix ?

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    @Jenner Ickham Errican

    'But, significantly, not in the Union (in Delaware and Kentucky) until December 6, 1865. This is one thing Southrons can honestly gripe about: Why does the North get credit for “ending slavery” on June 19th when it was still legal and practiced in the Union until Dessem Bussix ?'

    ...because the war wasn't about slavery then. It's only become about slavery now.

    Try to understand. The 'past' is a fairy tale we perpetually rewrite to fit our needs of the moment.

  58. the Office of Personnel Management, which oversees the roughly 2.1 million federal civilian workforce.

    Ghastly.

    As we just saw with virus-related, federal bailouts of public education, the government gifts money to its friends precisely because they’re its friends. A holiday is just a pretext. The government would give them the same amount of money simply for breathing (e.g. 365 holidays per year), if it could get away with it.

    Fine by me.

  59. anon[279] • Disclaimer says:

    Did we actually ever sign a treaty with the Confederacy? Because if not, it
    may not be too late to do so.

    First, we surrender and concede that it was actually the South that won the
    Civil War.

    Next, we tear down all monuments to our fascist Union generals and erase all mention of them from our history and geography.

    Then, we agree to pay the Confederacy reparations for all the murder, raping and pillaging
    we did.

    Plus – and here’s the good part – we return all their illegally appropriated Negro property to the descendants of the rightful owners.

    Finally, A. Lincoln will henceforth be referred to in educated circles as “Adolf Linkler.”

  60. Just when I thought the Cult of Negro Veneration couldn’t get crazier, it declares another black holiday, commemorating what white people did for blacks, just like MLK day commemorates a black leader who spent his life extracting concessions from whites. That only 14 members of the House voted against this atrocity shows that the United States is gone.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Diversity Heretic


    That only 14 members of the House voted against this atrocity shows that the United States is gone.
     
    Also mind-blowing is the astonishing speed with which the new holiday has been approved and set into action --- the CDC is even postponing today's emergency meeting on those pesky vaccine side-effects. When Trump was in office Nancy slow-walked every measure wanted and needed by the American people, but when it comes to new black holidays or renaming post offices, they're right on it!
  61. @anonymous
    @Colin Wright

    In retrospect, the execution of the Rosenbergs was an obvious, effective way of cracking down on Jewish-Soviet espionage rings in the US. The next time any Jewish lawyer says capital punishment isn't effective, ask them if the Rosenbergs' execution prevented more Jewish communist espionage.

    For historical context, Solomon Adler and Henry Dexter White -- both Jewish -- were two high-ranking US officials, who were also double agents for the USSR during WW2. White wrote the first draft of the memo which guaranteed the US and Japan would end up in war. Considering it's overall impact, it is a criminally-underdiscussed aspect of US history. As for Adler, he defected to communist China and helped organize the CCP.

    This was not lost on the Eisenhower administration. They wised up fairly quickly and temporarily nipped the Jewish dual-loyalty problem in the bud, by sending the Rosenbergs to the electric chair.

    Replies: @Pericles

    Didn’t you hear? Trump just pardoned a couple of jewish spies, one who seemed quite unrepentant once he got to Tel Aviv.

  62. • Replies: @photondancer
    @MEH 0910

    "embroiled in a blackface scandal"

    a scandal that was created and fanned by media like the NYT, I presume?

    , @MEH 0910
    @MEH 0910

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1405641414436864000

    https://twitter.com/KonstantinIGav1/status/1405646151911624704

    , @Harry Baldwin
    @MEH 0910

    When a racist picture was discovered on his yearbook page, Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia refused to resign. Now he’s leaving office with a widely praised progressive record on racial justice.

    As the saying goes, "When you've got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow."

  63. @usNthem
    All our holidays should be named for blacks one way or another and just get over with - it’s the right thing to do right??

    Replies: @West reanimator, @AndrewR

    All our holidays should be named for blacks one way or another and just get over with – it’s the right thing to do right??

    I would recommend a holiday to commemorate the genius scientist Yakub, history’s greatest black inventor.

  64. So what is going to happen with this, in practical terms?

    Someone above mentioned 80% of private sector companies will not have it as a day off. I think woke pressure is too high right now for that. After all, it sailed through the Senate with no opposing votes.

    I just saw polling that shows many Americans who are not black don’t know what this is all about. This vote came out of nowhere this week. Nobody had a chance to express their opinion about it.

    I don’t see American companies as being in a very giving mood when it comes to giving extra days off. I suspect the private sector will not increase the number of paid days off but will take away a personal day and use that to give people Juneteenth as a fourth summer day off.

    How are the overwhelming number of people who don’t know about or care about Juneteenth going to react when they realize they are not going to get an extra day off but instead will lose a precious personal day?

  65. @Known Fact
    Aren't Hispanics going to start wondering where their federal holiday is already?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @notsaying, @Paperback Writer, @SunBakedSuburb

    I thought about that, too.

    There are a lot more Hispanics than Blacks. They probably would already asking for a day if there was something special connected with Hispanics in America that was well known. I have been trying to think of something or someone but keep coming up blank.

    While we have had a small number of Hispanics in the US for centuries, the big Hispanic immigration surge is still so recent that the one Hispanic that everybody knows who did something important is Cesar Chavez. Given his opinion on growers using immigrant labor instead of his union workers, nobody in Congress is going to be suggestion Cesar Chavez Day anytime soon.

    • Replies: @GSR
    @notsaying

    You're one of the few people I've ever read who knows history accurately. Until recent decades, there were very few of what today are called "Hispanics" in the USA. Kudos.

    , @Bardon Kaldian
    @notsaying

    Alamo?

    Building a mission Willa Cather wrote a novel about?

  66. @notsaying
    @Known Fact

    I thought about that, too.

    There are a lot more Hispanics than Blacks. They probably would already asking for a day if there was something special connected with Hispanics in America that was well known. I have been trying to think of something or someone but keep coming up blank.

    While we have had a small number of Hispanics in the US for centuries, the big Hispanic immigration surge is still so recent that the one Hispanic that everybody knows who did something important is Cesar Chavez. Given his opinion on growers using immigrant labor instead of his union workers, nobody in Congress is going to be suggestion Cesar Chavez Day anytime soon.

    Replies: @GSR, @Bardon Kaldian

    You’re one of the few people I’ve ever read who knows history accurately. Until recent decades, there were very few of what today are called “Hispanics” in the USA. Kudos.

    • Thanks: notsaying
  67. @Desiderius
    https://twitter.com/RyanGirdusky/status/1405521926768906240?s=20

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @bomag

    The power of the government to influence the culture is more powerful than the cultures influence over the government.

    Dunno. Seems like gov’t anxiously tries to buy social peace by taking from one and giving to another, hoping it all works out. Reactive, not proactive.

    This seems like something that makes things worse: another fed holiday is a token that reminds us that we don’t miss what the fed workforce does; the beneficiaries just want more stuff now; and those stepped on are more angry.

  68. @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    No. He would agree with Ryan. Time to wake up from your Randian fever dreams and rejoin the world that Washington relished and mastered.
     
    That the US government is ever and always unworthy of trust is a "Randian fever dream"? I didn't even know Sen. Paul even had a fever!

    Replies: @Desiderius

    Trust but verify!

    He said it was dangerous. You know what else was dangerous? Taking on the British freaking Empire without enough shoes in the middle of the Little Ice Age for God’s sake.

    Listen to yourself man.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    Listen to yourself man.
     
    I'm too busy listening to you. You introduced the term Randian.

    Ayn Rand rejected any libertarian school that didn't come from her own "Objectivism". Murray Rothbard didn't care whence one derived one's non-aggression principle, as long as one got there honestly.

    Sowell accepts the fact of existing racial differences, but prefers other explanations. That's good enough for me. You demand that he get there via your route and none other.

    I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Desiderius

  69. Marking the end of slavery seems to me to be a pretty good reason for a public holiday.

    Vice President Harris, the first woman of color to serve in that position

    In accord with the recently established tradition she is not, OF COURSE, a descendant of US slaves.

    • Replies: @anon
    @dearieme

    In accord with the recently established tradition she is not, OF COURSE, a descendant of US slaves.

    She is, however, a descendent of slave owners. Arguably on both sides...

  70. @Anon7
    Juneteenth has been observed in the black community for a long time. It is not a celebration of the end of slavery.

    It is the date when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation was actually shared with slaves in Texas and other territories, more than two years after the fact. The significance of Juneteenth is that it shows how white people, and their government, have lied to black people and have cheated black people, for a long time.

    This distinguishes Juneteenth from many if not most Federal holidays, which are intended to celebrate some event. As the NYTimes puts it, Juneteenth "involves both the celebration of joy and the commemoration of pain."

    If you think this is going to be a vacation getaway opportunity for white people hoping for another Federally-backed three-day weekend, think again.

    In fact, think on your sins, white America. That's going to be the significance of this holiday for us. And our children. Black people are used to the idea that while white people are celebrating one thing, black people are suffering for it. Think "We did not land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!*"

    Now it's going to be our turn to suffer and confess our guilt. And it's a Federal holiday. Thanks to "sudden and broad bipartisan agreement." Do you think they know what they voted for?

    * Malcolm X

    Replies: @Wilkey, @John Cunningham, @bomag, @AceDeuce

    Now it’s going to be our turn to suffer and confess our guilt.

    LOL

    The crime here is doing too much for Blacks.

    • Agree: new Stalin
    • Replies: @Anon7
    @bomag

    LoL while you can. Just wait until you see what observing this “holiday” will entail in years to come.

  71. In the future, all our federal holidays will be celebrations of blackness. MLK Jr Day and Juneteenth are not enough. We need a federal holiday honoring St. George Floyd, and Michael Brown, and Trayvon’s Skittles. We need federal holidays to commemorate Emmett Till, redlining, and the Tulsa Holocaust.

  72. Juneteenth is a joke. Most slaves learned they were free when their master came home from the Confederate army and told them they were free. The master said they could go or they could all make arrangements to survive together. And what did being free mean? They still had few alternatives except to live in the same place and do the same work. It was their home.

  73. @JoeRisk
    It wasn't until the ratification of the 13th Amendment on Dec 6, 1865, six months after June 19th, that slavery came fully to an end within the USA. While Union States Missouri, West Virginia and Maryland had abolished slavery within their jurisdictions during the war, Kentucky and Delaware had not done so, and slaves in those states had to a wait for the 13th Amendment.

    Replies: @John Henry

    As did slaves in parts of other slave states that happened to be under Federal control at the time of the Emancipation Executive Order. Which only “freed” slaves in areas not under Federal Control when it was signed.

    • Replies: @JoeRisk
    @John Henry

    Thanks for reminding me that slaves in the areas of the Confederacy under Union occupation were not freed when the Emancipation Proclamation took effect. It had slipped my mind at the time of my writing. I do wonder what Limbo, so to speak, they might have been left in at the War's conclusion.
    If indeed they were still held in slavery, that would make the 13th Amendment and Dec. 6, 1865, all the more significant.

  74. anon279. The military forces of the Confederacy surrendered but the government never did. Reparations for the unprecedented destruction wreaked by the Union army on Southerners, black and white, would be justice indeed. It can’t happen because it would require Yankees to admit that they are not supremely righteous. However, most descendants of slaveowners do not want them back.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Clyde Wilson


    Reparations for the unprecedented destruction wreaked by the Union army on Southerners,
     
    The CSA got its revenge in 1967 in Detroit.

    It can’t happen because it would require Yankees to admit that they are not supremely righteous.
     
    Vermont has had a Jewish governor, Maine a French-Canadian one, and New Hampshire at least two Arabs, and a third married to one. Yankeedom's last hurrah in Massachusetts was Gov Coolidge's breaking the Boston policemen's union a century ago. "There is no right to strike against the public safety, anywhere, anytime." What would Jefferson have said to that?

    It's been Palermo, Porto, and Portadown ever since. There are no Yankee states left.

    Perhaps the few remaining specimens could apologi(s)e to Her Majesty for their uppity reaction to her great great great-grandfather's authority? Prof Wilson would surely support that. As well as condemning William Bradford's heretical removal of marriage from the list of sacraments in May 1621. Never mind Obergefell or Loving; this year marks the 400th anniversary of the destruction of marriage in America.

    Replies: @Desiderius

  75. Blast from the past (last summer):

    Trump pledges to make Juneteenth federal holiday in bid for Black voters

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-juneteenth/trump-pledges-to-make-juneteenth-federal-holiday-in-bid-for-black-voters-idUSKCN26G326

    … in a bid to woo Black voters …

  76. @Houston Texican
    Here in Texas, Confederate Hero’s Day is still a state holiday. It is celebrated on January 19 - Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

    Replies: @Henry's Cat, @res

    Did you mean Heroes’ Day or was Lee the only one?

    • Replies: @Houston Texican
    @Henry's Cat

    Thanks for correcting my spelling. Good to know there is no shortage of dicks on the internet.

  77. Fake holiday. The only people in America who ever heard of Juneteenth are political ideologues at Howard and Harvard. No real black people in America have heard of this or celebrate this. A made up holiday, and now blacks have two holidays instead of one. A major piece of legislation changing our lives that was passed in a hurry with no debate on the insistence of – who? Who demanded this holiday? A white Antifa teenager with a brick in her hand?

  78. Actually, this obscure event in Texas history marks the official day of emancipation only in remote Texas on June 19, 1865. It came earlier in the heartland of the south where the Civil War was actually fought.

    Actually, this momentous event marks the day when American democracy truly died.

    You have to hand it to them: they took power, they didn’t apologize, they wielded it.

  79. @Known Fact
    Aren't Hispanics going to start wondering where their federal holiday is already?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @notsaying, @Paperback Writer, @SunBakedSuburb

    Texas was an independent republic once and one day might be again.

    https://www.newsweek.com/republican-wins-mayoral-race-85-latino-texas-town-where-hillary-clinton-won-40-points-1598154

    And if they take over Texas as Republicans, don’t expect them to be the John Cornyn type.

  80. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1404491362293235715

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1404508964134531073

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1405501775118057475

    Replies: @photondancer, @MEH 0910, @Harry Baldwin

    “embroiled in a blackface scandal”

    a scandal that was created and fanned by media like the NYT, I presume?

  81. @Harry Baldwin
    @Known Fact

    They should embrace Columbus Day--he owed more to Spain than to Italy. Without Columbus, where would our Conquistador Americans be?

    Replies: @Known Fact

    That won’t fly. Columbus Day is being phased out as the left has branded him a genocidal maniac barely less evil than Genghis Khan or Dr. Mengele

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
    @Known Fact

    Don't confuse these two guys. Genghis was among world's greatest historical figures, actually the man of the Millennium:

    https://hesomagazine.com/featured/genghis-khan-man-of-the-millennium/

    Mengele, on the other hand, was not more than a sadistic psycho.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    , @J.Ross
    @Known Fact

    ... they think Ghengis Khan is evil? Do they know who he is?

    Replies: @Known Fact

  82. @Diversity Heretic
    Just when I thought the Cult of Negro Veneration couldn't get crazier, it declares another black holiday, commemorating what white people did for blacks, just like MLK day commemorates a black leader who spent his life extracting concessions from whites. That only 14 members of the House voted against this atrocity shows that the United States is gone.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    That only 14 members of the House voted against this atrocity shows that the United States is gone.

    Also mind-blowing is the astonishing speed with which the new holiday has been approved and set into action — the CDC is even postponing today’s emergency meeting on those pesky vaccine side-effects. When Trump was in office Nancy slow-walked every measure wanted and needed by the American people, but when it comes to new black holidays or renaming post offices, they’re right on it!

  83. @black sea
    I once read a blog comment elsewhere which began, "Like a lot of the commenters here, I'm a 140+ IQ guy who never really [blah blah blah]." Basically, "don't let my ordinariness fool you. I'm a genius in disguise."

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Catdog

    The smartest guy I know is over 160 IQ. He doesn’t know exactly because 160 was the highest score that particular IQ test gave. What I learned from him is that even the smartest people are still very limited.

    It would not surprise me at all if the average IQ of this comment section was 140+. Even the average IQ of 4chan would probably be surprisingly high. If you post anywhere outside of twitter, youtube and facebook you’re practically part of the intellectual elite in today’s idiocracy.

  84. It’s going to take me a long time before I can remember exactly which numeric day “juneteenth” is supposed to be.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Catdog


    It’s going to take me a long time before I can remember exactly which numeric day “juneteenth” is supposed to be.
     
    Out of curiosity, I tried to reconstruct "Juneteenth" in Finnish. Kesäkuu is June, and means "summer month" or "ley farming month" depending on the region. The problem comes with "-teenth", which doesn't exist in the language. Finnish ordinals in the teens don't add a suffix but alter the base number-- e.g., neljästoista, "fourth-teen".

    It's hard to make an ordinal from a month in any language-- "Junth-teen"? The best I can do is Kesäkuutoista, or "Juneteen".
  85. Juneteenth has always been observed by the DC government as well. I’m not sure about other places, but that’s at least one place outside Texas that observed it

  86. @Mike Tre
    "Perhaps all white men should solemnly commemorate Juneteenth by staying home from work and reflecting on the sins of white men and their utter dispensability in the 21st Century for 24 hours straight"

    You jest, but wait till the holiday requires white men to GO to work on juneteenth but hand over the day's full wages they earn to the negroes.

    Replies: @StAugustine

    Like in France – Pentecost Monday is officially a holiday, but it’s also the Day of Solidarity (with retired people – les personnes âgées ou handicapées). Normally if you work on a holiday, you get some kind of overtime or bonus – but since it’s the day of Solidarity, your pay gets donated to the Treasury. Nice way to make a new tax! Put in place in 2004.

  87. Anonymous[658] • Disclaimer says:
    @ATate
    You’re welcome black people. Another gift handout from your perpetual mas…betters. We give and give and give, and you take and take and take and take and take.

    Enjoy!

    Replies: @Anonymous

    No reparations without repatriations.

    Africa for Africans said a great man once.

  88. March 20, 1946 is the Day of Freedom for the Internment of Japanese Americans. They deserve a day too.
    Call it March-ith Day.
    Call it FIJA Day.

  89. Next on the list for federal holidays:
    – Stonewall Day
    – National Hispanic Day / Day of Mourning for our victory in the Mexican War. Extra self-abasement by white residents of Texas, and other lost territory, will be required.
    – National Womens Day / 19th amendment day
    – Eventually, National Tranny Celebration Day, though that might take a few more years.

  90. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1404491362293235715

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1404508964134531073

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1405501775118057475

    Replies: @photondancer, @MEH 0910, @Harry Baldwin


    [MORE]

  91. @Trinity
    @Dave Pinsen

    Why in the hell would someone list their fake height and fake IQ on twitter. Law of averages on males when it comes to height and penis size. If a dude tells you he is 6', then chances are he is 5'10" on a good day and ladies every dude out there is going to tell you he is rocking a at minimum a 7" penis. LMAO.

    And this IQ shit is becoming ridiculous. Where in the hell are these people having their IQ tested? And IF I put Mr. 187 IQ out in the Outback with a canteen of water and a tent, how will his high IQ actually benefit him? Is IQ really relative. Would you rather have Mr. 187 IQ do a brake job on your car or the Puerto Rican grease monkey who knows cars like Diamond Jim Brady knows how to enjoy food.

    Used to be an IQ of 140-160 was very, very rare, now we have these ridiculous claims of 187 and higher. Sheeit. And Mickey Mantle hit a ball 700 feet in the air one time.

    Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic

    1. Greer really is 6’2″
    2. He will readily tell you his IQ is not actually 187.
    3. It’s all an ironic poke at the Woke Left that got themselves, like you, in a tizzy about height and IQ, two enormously advantageous adaptations but genes inexplicably select themselves for only one of them.

    I hope that clarifies, Boomer.

    • Replies: @Trinity
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    So some dork is bragging about being 6'2"? Do you know how many males are 6'2" and above? He is probably 6'2" and can't even touch the rim on a basketball goal. haha.

    Only a millennial fag or millennial dweeb would brag about being 6'2" and possessing a ridiculously high IQ of 187.

    The average 6'2" boomer would do just about any sport that required athleticism or a degree of physicality better than any 6'2" millennial gamer basement dweller. LMAO.

    Hell, YOU PEOPLE cannot even produce any music worth listening to and still read comics well into adulthood. Sad.

  92. @usNthem
    All our holidays should be named for blacks one way or another and just get over with - it’s the right thing to do right??

    Replies: @West reanimator, @AndrewR

    Vice President Harris, the first woman of color to serve in that position

    Is any American over the age of 8 not aware that the acting VP is a “woman of color”? What is the point of showhorning this irrelevant trivia about her into every article about her? Bezos should have every penny taken away from him.

    • Agree: S. Anonyia
  93. @Houston Texican
    Here in Texas, Confederate Hero’s Day is still a state holiday. It is celebrated on January 19 - Robert E. Lee’s birthday.

    Replies: @Henry's Cat, @res

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @res

    https://twitter.com/herandrews/status/1404760807129370627?s=20

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

  94. @Dave Pinsen
    https://twitter.com/ScottMGreer/status/1405683751191986176?s=20

    Replies: @Trinity, @Desiderius

    Wouldn’t be a Juneteenth anywhere without what happened on July Fourth.

  95. @res
    @Houston Texican

    For now.
    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/01/15/texas-legislature-confederate-heroes-day/

    Before 1973 it was known as Lee Day.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confederate_Memorial_Day#Texas

    Virginia eliminated their version last year.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee%E2%80%93Jackson_Day

    Replies: @Desiderius

    • Thanks: res
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius

    Has Todd Seavey gotten over his crush on Helen in the Aughts?

    (She has Ron's old job now, doesn't she?)


    After I raved about the long-gone Robert Lee Chinese Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, a friend asked if it served Southern Chinese food. Mr Lee had a great name, but his granddaughter can top that-- Hope Schmaltz.

    Somebody nominate her for office! Or speechwriter!

  96. @Henry's Cat
    As people of color have to work twice as hard as whites to succeed, shouldn't they get two days off?

    Replies: @usNthem

    At least. I also saw on another website the black twitter mob isn’t happy about Whites getting a black centric day off. Fair enough – they only get mlk & junteenf.

  97. @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    Trust but verify!

    He said it was dangerous. You know what else was dangerous? Taking on the British freaking Empire without enough shoes in the middle of the Little Ice Age for God’s sake.

    Listen to yourself man.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Listen to yourself man.

    I’m too busy listening to you. You introduced the term Randian.

    Ayn Rand rejected any libertarian school that didn’t come from her own “Objectivism”. Murray Rothbard didn’t care whence one derived one’s non-aggression principle, as long as one got there honestly.

    Sowell accepts the fact of existing racial differences, but prefers other explanations. That’s good enough for me. You demand that he get there via your route and none other.

    I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    @Reg Cæsar

    "I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian"

    Which of the two clubhouses offers the better weed and chix?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    , @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    I’m the Washingtonian.

    If you think he was non-aggressive I don’t know what to tell you.

  98. ah yes, Juneteenth, the holiday which our first black President spent 8 years telling us about, and trying to get us onboard with.

    oh wait, no he didn’t. did he even mention it one time? it’s possible he was not even aware of it.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @prime noticer


    ah yes, Juneteenth, the holiday which our first black President spent 8 years telling us about, and trying to get us onboard with.

    oh wait, no he didn’t. did he even mention it one time? it’s possible he was not even aware of it.
     
    It didn't apply to Kenya, and it went contrary to his grandmother's family's interests. Nothing for his tribe(s) to celebrate.
    , @Coemgen
    @prime noticer

    His first thought - no doubt:

    https://youtu.be/AeVg4iLHlI8?t=10s

  99. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1404491362293235715

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1404508964134531073

    https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1405501775118057475

    Replies: @photondancer, @MEH 0910, @Harry Baldwin

    When a racist picture was discovered on his yearbook page, Gov. Ralph Northam of Virginia refused to resign. Now he’s leaving office with a widely praised progressive record on racial justice.

    As the saying goes, “When you’ve got them by the balls, their hearts and minds will follow.”

  100. @bomag
    @Anon7


    Now it’s going to be our turn to suffer and confess our guilt.
     
    LOL

    The crime here is doing too much for Blacks.

    Replies: @Anon7

    LoL while you can. Just wait until you see what observing this “holiday” will entail in years to come.

  101. @The Anti-Gnostic
    @Trinity

    1. Greer really is 6'2"
    2. He will readily tell you his IQ is not actually 187.
    3. It's all an ironic poke at the Woke Left that got themselves, like you, in a tizzy about height and IQ, two enormously advantageous adaptations but genes inexplicably select themselves for only one of them.

    I hope that clarifies, Boomer.

    Replies: @Trinity

    So some dork is bragging about being 6’2″? Do you know how many males are 6’2″ and above? He is probably 6’2″ and can’t even touch the rim on a basketball goal. haha.

    Only a millennial fag or millennial dweeb would brag about being 6’2″ and possessing a ridiculously high IQ of 187.

    The average 6’2″ boomer would do just about any sport that required athleticism or a degree of physicality better than any 6’2″ millennial gamer basement dweller. LMAO.

    Hell, YOU PEOPLE cannot even produce any music worth listening to and still read comics well into adulthood. Sad.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  102. @prime noticer
    ah yes, Juneteenth, the holiday which our first black President spent 8 years telling us about, and trying to get us onboard with.

    oh wait, no he didn't. did he even mention it one time? it's possible he was not even aware of it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Coemgen

    ah yes, Juneteenth, the holiday which our first black President spent 8 years telling us about, and trying to get us onboard with.

    oh wait, no he didn’t. did he even mention it one time? it’s possible he was not even aware of it.

    It didn’t apply to Kenya, and it went contrary to his grandmother’s family’s interests. Nothing for his tribe(s) to celebrate.

  103. @dearieme
    Marking the end of slavery seems to me to be a pretty good reason for a public holiday.

    Vice President Harris, the first woman of color to serve in that position

    In accord with the recently established tradition she is not, OF COURSE, a descendant of US slaves.

    Replies: @anon

    In accord with the recently established tradition she is not, OF COURSE, a descendant of US slaves.

    She is, however, a descendent of slave owners. Arguably on both sides…

  104. @Known Fact
    Aren't Hispanics going to start wondering where their federal holiday is already?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin, @notsaying, @Paperback Writer, @SunBakedSuburb

    “Hispanics”

    Taco Friday? I eat tacos three to four days a week to show my affection for Hispanics and their tacos and women.

  105. @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    Listen to yourself man.
     
    I'm too busy listening to you. You introduced the term Randian.

    Ayn Rand rejected any libertarian school that didn't come from her own "Objectivism". Murray Rothbard didn't care whence one derived one's non-aggression principle, as long as one got there honestly.

    Sowell accepts the fact of existing racial differences, but prefers other explanations. That's good enough for me. You demand that he get there via your route and none other.

    I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Desiderius

    “I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian”

    Which of the two clubhouses offers the better weed and chix?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @SunBakedSuburb



    “I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian”
     
    Which of the two clubhouses offers the better weed and chix?
     
    The one with Karl Hess!


    https://www.mannwest.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/KarlHessdesk.jpeg

  106. @Clyde Wilson
    anon279. The military forces of the Confederacy surrendered but the government never did. Reparations for the unprecedented destruction wreaked by the Union army on Southerners, black and white, would be justice indeed. It can't happen because it would require Yankees to admit that they are not supremely righteous. However, most descendants of slaveowners do not want them back.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Reparations for the unprecedented destruction wreaked by the Union army on Southerners,

    The CSA got its revenge in 1967 in Detroit.

    It can’t happen because it would require Yankees to admit that they are not supremely righteous.

    Vermont has had a Jewish governor, Maine a French-Canadian one, and New Hampshire at least two Arabs, and a third married to one. Yankeedom’s last hurrah in Massachusetts was Gov Coolidge’s breaking the Boston policemen’s union a century ago. “There is no right to strike against the public safety, anywhere, anytime.” What would Jefferson have said to that?

    It’s been Palermo, Porto, and Portadown ever since. There are no Yankee states left.

    Perhaps the few remaining specimens could apologi(s)e to Her Majesty for their uppity reaction to her great great great-grandfather’s authority? Prof Wilson would surely support that. As well as condemning William Bradford’s heretical removal of marriage from the list of sacraments in May 1621. Never mind Obergefell or Loving; this year marks the 400th anniversary of the destruction of marriage in America.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    @Reg Cæsar

    You forgot Utah

  107. @Catdog
    It's going to take me a long time before I can remember exactly which numeric day "juneteenth" is supposed to be.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    It’s going to take me a long time before I can remember exactly which numeric day “juneteenth” is supposed to be.

    Out of curiosity, I tried to reconstruct “Juneteenth” in Finnish. Kesäkuu is June, and means “summer month” or “ley farming month” depending on the region. The problem comes with “-teenth”, which doesn’t exist in the language. Finnish ordinals in the teens don’t add a suffix but alter the base number– e.g., neljästoista, “fourth-teen”.

    It’s hard to make an ordinal from a month in any language– “Junth-teen”? The best I can do is Kesäkuutoista, or “Juneteen”.

  108. @Desiderius
    @res

    https://twitter.com/herandrews/status/1404760807129370627?s=20

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Has Todd Seavey gotten over his crush on Helen in the Aughts?

    (She has Ron’s old job now, doesn’t she?)

    After I raved about the long-gone Robert Lee Chinese Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, a friend asked if it served Southern Chinese food. Mr Lee had a great name, but his granddaughter can top that– Hope Schmaltz.

    Somebody nominate her for office! Or speechwriter!

  109. @Whiskey
    All White people will have to be slaves of black people that day.

    Replies: @tyrone

    You mean tax payers,right.

  110. @Known Fact
    @Harry Baldwin

    That won't fly. Columbus Day is being phased out as the left has branded him a genocidal maniac barely less evil than Genghis Khan or Dr. Mengele

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @J.Ross

    Don’t confuse these two guys. Genghis was among world’s greatest historical figures, actually the man of the Millennium:

    https://hesomagazine.com/featured/genghis-khan-man-of-the-millennium/

    Mengele, on the other hand, was not more than a sadistic psycho.

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @Bardon Kaldian

    When Kirk, Spock and Abe Lincoln are forced tby the molten-rock creatures to fight four of galactic history's most evil figures, Genghis Khan is one of the four -- in fact the only real one, the others were made up.

    So there!

  111. @notsaying
    @Known Fact

    I thought about that, too.

    There are a lot more Hispanics than Blacks. They probably would already asking for a day if there was something special connected with Hispanics in America that was well known. I have been trying to think of something or someone but keep coming up blank.

    While we have had a small number of Hispanics in the US for centuries, the big Hispanic immigration surge is still so recent that the one Hispanic that everybody knows who did something important is Cesar Chavez. Given his opinion on growers using immigrant labor instead of his union workers, nobody in Congress is going to be suggestion Cesar Chavez Day anytime soon.

    Replies: @GSR, @Bardon Kaldian

    Alamo?

    Building a mission Willa Cather wrote a novel about?

  112. @Known Fact
    @Harry Baldwin

    That won't fly. Columbus Day is being phased out as the left has branded him a genocidal maniac barely less evil than Genghis Khan or Dr. Mengele

    Replies: @Bardon Kaldian, @J.Ross

    … they think Ghengis Khan is evil? Do they know who he is?

    • Replies: @Known Fact
    @J.Ross

    As I replied to Kalidian, none other than Star Trek -- an unimpeachable authority -- declared Khan one of galactic history's four most evil figures, in the wonderfully bad Abe Lincoln in Space episode.

    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Genghis_Khan?file=Genghis_Khan.jpg

    There is one surprising nugget of truth at the end, when the molten-rock creature claims to see no difference between the warring philosophies of Good and Evil. "You use the same methods, achieve the same results." (Kirk does point out that the bad guys only do it for power)

    A pissed off Kirk eventually asks what gives the lava creatures the right to play God by arranging these violent Good vs, Evil confrontations. "The same right that brought you here, captain," the alien smugly replies. "The need to know new things."

  113. @prime noticer
    ah yes, Juneteenth, the holiday which our first black President spent 8 years telling us about, and trying to get us onboard with.

    oh wait, no he didn't. did he even mention it one time? it's possible he was not even aware of it.

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar, @Coemgen

    His first thought – no doubt:

  114. @Jenner Ickham Errican
    @Steve Sailer


    Actually, this obscure event in Texas history marks the official day of emancipation only in remote Texas on June 19, 1865. It came earlier in the heartland of the south where the Civil War was actually fought.
     
    But, significantly, not in the Union (in Delaware and Kentucky) until December 6, 1865. This is one thing Southrons can honestly gripe about: Why does the North get credit for “ending slavery” on June 19th when it was still legal and practiced in the Union until Dessem Bussix ?

    Replies: @Colin Wright

    ‘But, significantly, not in the Union (in Delaware and Kentucky) until December 6, 1865. This is one thing Southrons can honestly gripe about: Why does the North get credit for “ending slavery” on June 19th when it was still legal and practiced in the Union until Dessem Bussix ?’

    …because the war wasn’t about slavery then. It’s only become about slavery now.

    Try to understand. The ‘past’ is a fairy tale we perpetually rewrite to fit our needs of the moment.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  115. @Reg Cæsar
    @Clyde Wilson


    Reparations for the unprecedented destruction wreaked by the Union army on Southerners,
     
    The CSA got its revenge in 1967 in Detroit.

    It can’t happen because it would require Yankees to admit that they are not supremely righteous.
     
    Vermont has had a Jewish governor, Maine a French-Canadian one, and New Hampshire at least two Arabs, and a third married to one. Yankeedom's last hurrah in Massachusetts was Gov Coolidge's breaking the Boston policemen's union a century ago. "There is no right to strike against the public safety, anywhere, anytime." What would Jefferson have said to that?

    It's been Palermo, Porto, and Portadown ever since. There are no Yankee states left.

    Perhaps the few remaining specimens could apologi(s)e to Her Majesty for their uppity reaction to her great great great-grandfather's authority? Prof Wilson would surely support that. As well as condemning William Bradford's heretical removal of marriage from the list of sacraments in May 1621. Never mind Obergefell or Loving; this year marks the 400th anniversary of the destruction of marriage in America.

    Replies: @Desiderius

    You forgot Utah

  116. @Reg Cæsar
    @Desiderius


    Listen to yourself man.
     
    I'm too busy listening to you. You introduced the term Randian.

    Ayn Rand rejected any libertarian school that didn't come from her own "Objectivism". Murray Rothbard didn't care whence one derived one's non-aggression principle, as long as one got there honestly.

    Sowell accepts the fact of existing racial differences, but prefers other explanations. That's good enough for me. You demand that he get there via your route and none other.

    I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian.

    Replies: @SunBakedSuburb, @Desiderius

    I’m the Washingtonian.

    If you think he was non-aggressive I don’t know what to tell you.

  117. Juneteenth is the most sickening pandering bullshit I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m OK with MLK day, I guess. But ANOTHER holiday for these people? Who are only about 1/8 of the population? No way.

    I am so sick of this Negro worship. It’s insane. I really think our society has gone insane. This is a demographic that commits over half of the homicides in the United States. Who commit homicide at 8X the rate that whites do. Who have 3/4 of their children out of wedlock. Whose average IQ is a standard deviation lower than whites.

    Inferior is as inferior does. Face it, blacks simply ARE inferior. They have always been and they always will be. A certain number can function in modern society. As for the rest — drive them back to ghettos and forget about them.

    • Agree: new Stalin
  118. @Henry's Cat
    @Houston Texican

    Did you mean Heroes' Day or was Lee the only one?

    Replies: @Houston Texican

    Thanks for correcting my spelling. Good to know there is no shortage of dicks on the internet.

  119. Cah-mon, Steve! It’s right up your alley – besides, you’re the only man for the job:

    -so exactly how many times did the word “Juneteenth” appear in the New York Times in the 156 years since the Civil War ended?

    I’ll say twice before 2015 (and even then, one was a misprint of “June’s teeth”) and approximately 1578 times since.

    Am I close?

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @Ragno

    To answer your question, which is a good one, I could find no reference in the New York Times archives from 1865 to 1980. In the 1980s, three stories mentioned it, and in the last few years there are scores of stories.

    Here all the cites I could find pre-2016

    June 19, 2015
    Juneteenth Is for Everyone
    The holiday marking the final end of slavery should be more than just an African-American celebration.

    June 7, 2012
    After Juneteenth Project Stalls, a Replacement Emerges
    The unveiling of the Tejano Monument in Austin underscored the lack of a Juneteenth statue, after years of controversy led to the project’s cancellation in favor of a memorial for African-American Texans.

    June 19, 2007
    A Juneteenth Riddle: Was Duffield Street a Stop on the Underground Railroad?
    Some local politicians and historians believe that a row of houses on Duffield Street in Brooklyn were part of the Underground Railroad, despite a city-sponsored study to the controversy.

    June 18, 2004
    Late to Freedom's Party, Texans Spread Word of Black Holiday

    June 20, 1999
    BOOK REVIEW
    Unfinished Business
    Louis Menand reviews book Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

    May 25, 1999
    BOOKS OF THE TIMES; A Literary Executor Tidies Up Ellison's Unfinished Symphony
    Michiko Kakutani reviews Juneteenth, novel by Ralph Ellison, edited by John F Callahan; photos

    Feb. 11, 1999
    A Holiday Since Slavery
    Juneteenth, title of Ralph Ellison's second and last novel is name of holiday dating back to June 19, 1865, when Union forces sailed into Galveston Bay, established control of Texas and enforced emancipation of slaves

    June 19, 1989,
    A Juneteenth Riddle: Was Duffield Street a Stop on the Underground Railroad?
    Some local politicians and historians believe that a row of houses on Duffield Street in Brooklyn were part of the Underground Railroad, despite a city-sponsored study to the controversy.

    June 23, 1986
    OFFICER SHOT AS YOUTHS BRAWL AT DENVER STREET FAIR
    By Iver Peterson, Special To the New York Times

    June 21, 1981
    2 ARRESTED AT FESTIVAL IN TEXAS DROWN AS BOAT SINKS

    Replies: @Ragno

  120. @John Henry
    @JoeRisk

    As did slaves in parts of other slave states that happened to be under Federal control at the time of the Emancipation Executive Order. Which only "freed" slaves in areas not under Federal Control when it was signed.

    Replies: @JoeRisk

    Thanks for reminding me that slaves in the areas of the Confederacy under Union occupation were not freed when the Emancipation Proclamation took effect. It had slipped my mind at the time of my writing. I do wonder what Limbo, so to speak, they might have been left in at the War’s conclusion.
    If indeed they were still held in slavery, that would make the 13th Amendment and Dec. 6, 1865, all the more significant.

  121. Some have complained that now Fed GovCo employees get 44 days off with pay.

    I disagree.

    Let’s give them another 321 off and only have them work one day every 4 years. Heck, this should go for GovCo at ALL levels.

    Yes, we’ll keep paying them but, we’ll have the benefit of their not sticking their noses in our business. It might be worth it.

  122. Im damn tired of hearing about the negroes problems and disfunction in America. No amount of taxpayer dollars can repair a evolutionary dead end. There was a recent case in a Swiss court where an African military negroe was convicted of
    …………wait for it……… CANNIBALISM! The problem is not racism, but black genetics, they fall farther and farther behind the more the world advances.

  123. @Bardon Kaldian
    @Known Fact

    Don't confuse these two guys. Genghis was among world's greatest historical figures, actually the man of the Millennium:

    https://hesomagazine.com/featured/genghis-khan-man-of-the-millennium/

    Mengele, on the other hand, was not more than a sadistic psycho.

    Replies: @Known Fact

    When Kirk, Spock and Abe Lincoln are forced tby the molten-rock creatures to fight four of galactic history’s most evil figures, Genghis Khan is one of the four — in fact the only real one, the others were made up.

    So there!

  124. @J.Ross
    @Known Fact

    ... they think Ghengis Khan is evil? Do they know who he is?

    Replies: @Known Fact

    As I replied to Kalidian, none other than Star Trek — an unimpeachable authority — declared Khan one of galactic history’s four most evil figures, in the wonderfully bad Abe Lincoln in Space episode.

    There is one surprising nugget of truth at the end, when the molten-rock creature claims to see no difference between the warring philosophies of Good and Evil. “You use the same methods, achieve the same results.” (Kirk does point out that the bad guys only do it for power)

    A pissed off Kirk eventually asks what gives the lava creatures the right to play God by arranging these violent Good vs, Evil confrontations. “The same right that brought you here, captain,” the alien smugly replies. “The need to know new things.”

  125. Anonymous[363] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilkey
    Like I said before, leave it to Congress to concoct a redundant “national” holiday smack dab in the middle of two other holidays - three weeks after Memorial Day, two weeks before Independence Day. A holiday that 90% of private sector workers will not get the day off for.

    30 years ago more congressmen would have shown a backbone and voted against this travesty. But there’s no reward for showing backbone anymore. Not a single senator and only 14 House members opposed it.

    Replies: @Anonymous

    All businesses with a DIE department will give Juneteenth off. Or else. They may remove another holiday, personal or not, to make room. Getting rid of July 4th would be a real coup for DIE. But much more ground work needs to be done before that happens.

    On a related note, any bets on how long it will be until Washington, DC is renamed? I say by 2040. But I’m an optimist.

  126. @Anon7
    Juneteenth has been observed in the black community for a long time. It is not a celebration of the end of slavery.

    It is the date when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation was actually shared with slaves in Texas and other territories, more than two years after the fact. The significance of Juneteenth is that it shows how white people, and their government, have lied to black people and have cheated black people, for a long time.

    This distinguishes Juneteenth from many if not most Federal holidays, which are intended to celebrate some event. As the NYTimes puts it, Juneteenth "involves both the celebration of joy and the commemoration of pain."

    If you think this is going to be a vacation getaway opportunity for white people hoping for another Federally-backed three-day weekend, think again.

    In fact, think on your sins, white America. That's going to be the significance of this holiday for us. And our children. Black people are used to the idea that while white people are celebrating one thing, black people are suffering for it. Think "We did not land on Plymouth Rock. Plymouth Rock landed on us!*"

    Now it's going to be our turn to suffer and confess our guilt. And it's a Federal holiday. Thanks to "sudden and broad bipartisan agreement." Do you think they know what they voted for?

    * Malcolm X

    Replies: @Wilkey, @John Cunningham, @bomag, @AceDeuce

    C’mon, man. Malcolm didn’t hate White men. Rather the opposite, in fact:

    …”(Bruce) Perry’s book (Malcolm: The Life of a Man Who Changed Black America, Station Hill, New York, 1991) documents Malcolm X’s many gay experiences. A schoolmate, Bob Bebee, recalls the day they stumbled on a local boy jerking off. Malcolm, Bebee recalled, ordered the youth to masturbate him, and subsequently boasted he had given him oral sex. Later, from the age of 20, Malcolm had sex with men for money – as hinted at in Spike Lee’s 1992 biopic – and he had at least one sustained sexual liaison with a man. While living in Flint, Michigan, his roommate noticed that instead of sleeping in the room they were sharing, Malcolm sneaked down the hall to spend the night with a gay transvestite named Willie Mae.

    In New York, two of Malcolm’s friends from Michigan remember bumping into him at the YMCA, where Malcolm bragged he earned money servicing “queers”. Later, Malcolm worked as a butler to a wealthy (White) Boston bachelor, William Paul Lennon.

    According to Malcolm’s sidekick Malcolm Jarvis, he was paid to sprinkle Lennon with talcum powder and bring him to orgasm. Perry suggests that Malcolm’s gay encounters may not have been entirely financially motivated. His masculine insecurities and ambivalence towards women fit the archetype of a repressed gay man and point to latent homosexuality.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/may/19/gayrights.usa

  127. @Reg Cæsar

    By Seung Min Kim
     
    Seung your own oily kim, 가장 싫은 장소!

    Oh, wait... She wouldn't have one. What happened to the days when journalists' names clearly told you their sex-- rare exceptions being Fox Butterfield and the WaPo's own Dana Milbank and Shirley Povich-- but sometimes left their nationalities unclear?


    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seung_Min_Kim

    She married a Lee. He could be anything. Seung and Dana both appear here-- with other people, of course:

    Weekend Weddings


    The Lees' ring bearer was a Chihuahua. 👁️💩🐑👔!


    http://static.politico.com/58/50/b8fe0a594ccb86ff543f7b84cbcd/image1-1.JPG

    Replies: @AceDeuce

    Fun fact: the pooch was also Seung Min Kim’s choice for the wedding dinner entree.

  128. Don the con is responsible for Juneteenth recognized as a federal holiday. Democrats did not want Republicans to get credit for Juneteenth. Trumptards will abandon the hero worship of Don the Con.

  129. • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @MEH 0910

    Biden's German Shepherd has aggressive incident and is sent back to Delaware

    Was it Champ or Major who Joe goosed in the shower?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

  130. “Juneteenth” in Evanston, Illinois:

    Pre-“Juneteenth” in NY City:

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    @CCZ


    “Juneteenth” in Evanston, Illinois:
     
    Home of the WCTU, which managed to get 46 of 48 states to sign on to their mad neo-Islamic amendment. Unquestionably American women's biggest political victory, and before they had the vote in most states.
  131. @SunBakedSuburb
    @Reg Cæsar

    "I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian"

    Which of the two clubhouses offers the better weed and chix?

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    “I am the Rothbardian. You are the Randian”

    Which of the two clubhouses offers the better weed and chix?

    The one with Karl Hess!

  132. @CCZ
    "Juneteenth" in Evanston, Illinois:

    https://twitter.com/TomBevanRCP/status/1406069086015168515

    Pre-"Juneteenth" in NY City:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px7xAYc_tvk

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    “Juneteenth” in Evanston, Illinois:

    Home of the WCTU, which managed to get 46 of 48 states to sign on to their mad neo-Islamic amendment. Unquestionably American women’s biggest political victory, and before they had the vote in most states.

  133. @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1406235068893437953

    https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1406273358187044868

    Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Biden’s German Shepherd has aggressive incident and is sent back to Delaware

    Was it Champ or Major who Joe goosed in the shower?

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    @Reg Cæsar

    https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1334693512244305920


    His campaign on Sunday notified reporters in an unsigned statement that he injured himself playing with Major.

    “On Saturday Nov. 28, President-elect Biden slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle. Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopedist,” Biden’s office said, according to a pool report.
     
  134. How about “Goonteenth,” in honor of the memory of the dearly departed George Floyd?

  135. @Ragno
    Cah-mon, Steve! It's right up your alley - besides, you're the only man for the job:

    -so exactly how many times did the word "Juneteenth" appear in the New York Times in the 156 years since the Civil War ended?

    I'll say twice before 2015 (and even then, one was a misprint of "June's teeth") and approximately 1578 times since.

    Am I close?

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    To answer your question, which is a good one, I could find no reference in the New York Times archives from 1865 to 1980. In the 1980s, three stories mentioned it, and in the last few years there are scores of stories.

    Here all the cites I could find pre-2016

    June 19, 2015
    Juneteenth Is for Everyone
    The holiday marking the final end of slavery should be more than just an African-American celebration.

    June 7, 2012
    After Juneteenth Project Stalls, a Replacement Emerges
    The unveiling of the Tejano Monument in Austin underscored the lack of a Juneteenth statue, after years of controversy led to the project’s cancellation in favor of a memorial for African-American Texans.

    June 19, 2007
    A Juneteenth Riddle: Was Duffield Street a Stop on the Underground Railroad?
    Some local politicians and historians believe that a row of houses on Duffield Street in Brooklyn were part of the Underground Railroad, despite a city-sponsored study to the controversy.

    June 18, 2004
    Late to Freedom’s Party, Texans Spread Word of Black Holiday

    June 20, 1999
    BOOK REVIEW
    Unfinished Business
    Louis Menand reviews book Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

    May 25, 1999
    BOOKS OF THE TIMES; A Literary Executor Tidies Up Ellison’s Unfinished Symphony
    Michiko Kakutani reviews Juneteenth, novel by Ralph Ellison, edited by John F Callahan; photos

    Feb. 11, 1999
    A Holiday Since Slavery
    Juneteenth, title of Ralph Ellison’s second and last novel is name of holiday dating back to June 19, 1865, when Union forces sailed into Galveston Bay, established control of Texas and enforced emancipation of slaves

    June 19, 1989,
    A Juneteenth Riddle: Was Duffield Street a Stop on the Underground Railroad?
    Some local politicians and historians believe that a row of houses on Duffield Street in Brooklyn were part of the Underground Railroad, despite a city-sponsored study to the controversy.

    June 23, 1986
    OFFICER SHOT AS YOUTHS BRAWL AT DENVER STREET FAIR
    By Iver Peterson, Special To the New York Times

    June 21, 1981
    2 ARRESTED AT FESTIVAL IN TEXAS DROWN AS BOAT SINKS

    • Replies: @Ragno
    @Harry Baldwin

    Many thanks, Harry. Actually, ten mentions in 35 years is a little more than I'd been expecting.

    Now, zero mentions in the 120 years previous.....dass whut Ah'm tawkin' bout!

    Wonder if you can encounter any Nostradamus-like shot callers predicting 100+ historic statues and works of art destroyed and then burned or tossed into a nearby lake in a single year. Probably not, as any such seer would make sure to note they all took place during our very last year as a nation.

  136. @Reg Cæsar
    @MEH 0910

    Biden's German Shepherd has aggressive incident and is sent back to Delaware

    Was it Champ or Major who Joe goosed in the shower?

    Replies: @MEH 0910

    His campaign on Sunday notified reporters in an unsigned statement that he injured himself playing with Major.

    “On Saturday Nov. 28, President-elect Biden slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle. Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopedist,” Biden’s office said, according to a pool report.

  137. @Harry Baldwin
    @Ragno

    To answer your question, which is a good one, I could find no reference in the New York Times archives from 1865 to 1980. In the 1980s, three stories mentioned it, and in the last few years there are scores of stories.

    Here all the cites I could find pre-2016

    June 19, 2015
    Juneteenth Is for Everyone
    The holiday marking the final end of slavery should be more than just an African-American celebration.

    June 7, 2012
    After Juneteenth Project Stalls, a Replacement Emerges
    The unveiling of the Tejano Monument in Austin underscored the lack of a Juneteenth statue, after years of controversy led to the project’s cancellation in favor of a memorial for African-American Texans.

    June 19, 2007
    A Juneteenth Riddle: Was Duffield Street a Stop on the Underground Railroad?
    Some local politicians and historians believe that a row of houses on Duffield Street in Brooklyn were part of the Underground Railroad, despite a city-sponsored study to the controversy.

    June 18, 2004
    Late to Freedom's Party, Texans Spread Word of Black Holiday

    June 20, 1999
    BOOK REVIEW
    Unfinished Business
    Louis Menand reviews book Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

    May 25, 1999
    BOOKS OF THE TIMES; A Literary Executor Tidies Up Ellison's Unfinished Symphony
    Michiko Kakutani reviews Juneteenth, novel by Ralph Ellison, edited by John F Callahan; photos

    Feb. 11, 1999
    A Holiday Since Slavery
    Juneteenth, title of Ralph Ellison's second and last novel is name of holiday dating back to June 19, 1865, when Union forces sailed into Galveston Bay, established control of Texas and enforced emancipation of slaves

    June 19, 1989,
    A Juneteenth Riddle: Was Duffield Street a Stop on the Underground Railroad?
    Some local politicians and historians believe that a row of houses on Duffield Street in Brooklyn were part of the Underground Railroad, despite a city-sponsored study to the controversy.

    June 23, 1986
    OFFICER SHOT AS YOUTHS BRAWL AT DENVER STREET FAIR
    By Iver Peterson, Special To the New York Times

    June 21, 1981
    2 ARRESTED AT FESTIVAL IN TEXAS DROWN AS BOAT SINKS

    Replies: @Ragno

    Many thanks, Harry. Actually, ten mentions in 35 years is a little more than I’d been expecting.

    Now, zero mentions in the 120 years previous…..dass whut Ah’m tawkin’ bout!

    Wonder if you can encounter any Nostradamus-like shot callers predicting 100+ historic statues and works of art destroyed and then burned or tossed into a nearby lake in a single year. Probably not, as any such seer would make sure to note they all took place during our very last year as a nation.

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