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Van der Leun
Editor and writer for American Digest at http://americandigest.org.
Interests: art, books, photography, poetry, zen, philosophy, politics, and who put the bomp in the bomp-de-bomp....
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Memes are the 21st century equivalant of Broadsides from the 18th and 19th centuries before newspapers ran them over. "One classic example of a broadside used for proclamations is the Dunlap broadside, which was the first publication of the United States Declaration of Independence, printed on the night of July 4, 1776 by John Dunlap of Philadelphia in an estimated 200 copies."
Take the blowhard. Leave the cannoli. ".... a new set of hot confrontations with friends and enemies that will polarize sentiments and obscure his ham fisted bullying." I see you too are reveling in all the racial healing of the Obama years, right?
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2016 on Of Caretakers and Firestarters at Cobb
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She's not a woman. She's a cunt.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2016 on UPDATE FROM PHILADELPHIA at Dave Barry's Blog
Hold Fast. Stay True. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjWPCIW7Rwo At..... 3:58
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2016 on What It Feels Like Today at Cobb
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"And it's going to continue to be that way until nobody (meaning black Americans) cares any longer, about halfway through the next black President's term. " Unless, of course, the Left Behinds overplay their hand.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2016 on The Black Power Bogard & Why Race Is at Cobb
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This is very strong, correct, and poetic. Well seen and clearly stated. I am reminded of something similar said at slant by Jon Gabriel, "My favorite part about the Obama era is all the racial healing. "
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2015 on Dumbing Down Racism at Cobb
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To read the headline is to know, instantly, the ethnic origins of the "youths" involved.
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2015 on TEXAS at Dave Barry's Blog
"And I realized that I hadn't been fooled by anything obvious." True enough. What you were fooled by were your mind parasites that you've carried inside you for years. You were colonized at a young age, though, so no blame.
"Tell all the truth but tell it slant — Success in Circuit lies Too bright for our infirm Delight The Truth's superb surprise As Lightning to the Children eased With explanation kind The Truth must dazzle gradually Or every man be blind —" -- Dickinson
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2015 on The Thai Civil Engineering Problem at Cobb
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To The Stone-Cutters Stone-cutters fighting time with marble, you foredefeated Challengers of oblivion Eat cynical earnings, knowing rock splits, records fall down, The square-limbed Roman letters Scale in the thaws, wear in the rain. The poet as well Builds his monument mockingly; For man will be blotted out, the blithe earth die, the brave sun Die blind and blacken to the heart: Yet stones have stood for a thousand years, and pained thoughts found The honey of peace in old poems. Robinson Jeffers
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2015 on The Downside Again at Cobb
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Nature itself argues against and enforces inequality. As for cars, as we learn in the sacred scripture of Repo Man: "The more you drive, the less intelligent you are."
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2014 on Why America is the World's Stupidest Country at Cobb
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Oh clearly better than Andy Rooney. I'll get back to you on Royko after another decade.
Toggle Commented Aug 2, 2014 on Tell Me Less at Cobb
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Mother of Mercy, like Global Warming, is there ANYTHING Obama can't do? What a man!
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2014 on On the Multiculturalization of Superheroes at Cobb
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"And so the problem persists - how do you exist in a society that you are convinced cannot stand your very presence,..." De-program and de-perpetuate. To recall an ancient saying about the Net: "The net sees censorship as system damage and routes around it."
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on Reparations Are For Negroes at Cobb
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I'd say that was Saudi's at their worst but that would imply there's a best.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2014 on Rich Barbarians at Cobb
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Ah yes. Now I see where you're going with this.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2013 on The False Majority at Cobb
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Oh it can yield meat and you're first.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2013 on The False Majority at Cobb
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I think there's something essential missing here: "Somewhere around whatever we were in the 1950s in breaks and there is the active nation and there is the passive nation. "
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2013 on The False Majority at Cobb
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Forget the homeopathy. I'm waiting for George's update on his homopathy.
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2012 on The Science is Throbbing at davidthompson
"ince there has been no public outcry about the Alderman not standing for the pledge. " Well, if it was not reported it is hard to see how the public would know about it one way or the other.
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Speaking for white folks born in LA I'd have to say that it's not race that drives us to suicide in LA. It's parking.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2012 on Suicide: Erasing White Privilege Since 1994 at Cobb
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You know, somehow I'm not worried one bit.
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"Play is a natural human expression. When enshrined as a cultural nucleus, such play leads to cultures of competency. " No, it leads to the kind of shitting in the streets play we are currently witnessing in New York courtesy of the "Occupy" children.
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Sorry, I couldn't take more than 5 minutes of clicking around in this jabber. He's a self-parody when he says "But ADHD hadn't been invented," but I don't think he can see that.
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"Perhaps Cornell West has moved politically from being a democratic socialist to a revolutionary socialist." Make that "to a clown socialist" and you've got it right.
Toggle Commented Oct 5, 2011 on Playthell Benjamin's Open Letter at Cobb
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