I’d heard the name, Emmett Till decades ago and knew it was associated with something awful. It was probably ten years ago that I saw the photographs of his grotesquely beaten face. If you see those photos you will never be able to unsee them. Emmett lived in Chicago with his mother. When he was 14, he took a trip to Mississippi to visit relatives. Not understanding “the way things were”, in a place he’d never been, he foolishly whistled at a white woman in a store. That’s all it took. He was abducted and beaten to death. Emmett’s mother insisted on having an open coffin at her son’s funeral “so people would see what they had done to him.”
James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner knew exactly what they were getting into. Chaney was black and grew up in Meridan, MS. When he was 15, in 1958, he started wearing an NAACP button to school. Gutsy. Schwerner and Goodman were Jewish from NewYork. They were in Mississippi as volunteers to help register black voters. That kind of work was viewed as an affront to the existing white power structure of the state. The three were arrested for a traffic violation by Cecil Price, Klan Member and Deputy Sheriff of Neshoba County, MS. The three were held for several hours then released, followed, abducted and killed. The presence of two white victims from the north made it national news and top priority for the FBI. When the bodies were found it was discovered that the white victims had been shot in the heart while James Chaney, the local black man had been chained to a tree chain whipped, castrated and shot. Chaney was 21 years old at the time.
George Floyd was trying to get by. Continue Reading…….
Several of you have noticed the website crashing periodically and I am aware of the speculation about Slabbed coming under attack from rogue elements in a certain state agency.
Yesterday’s crash came at a bad time, I’m super busy in the day job and am trying to walk a few miles this week to continue the journey to better health. That said a long time friend stepped up to help and the problem has been identified and solved. In the process I became hipper to the kernel and like most things in the computing world I’ll be able to solve this issue again, should it arise.
I now return you to our regular programming.
Social media does make the world much smaller. We were out yesterday morning highlighting some topical news and punditry. By yesterday evening twitter sent the notification. I personally haven’t really chimed in on this particular local news story besides highlighting the news coverage but I’ll admit to a certain amount of reticence as locking up Ministers of the Gospel carries profound constitutional implications, especially when some home cooking is involved. In any event, what I think is Pastor Spell’s Twitter account in his own words:
Good luck, that chicken shit governor of LA isn't going to do anything about me, he is too scared of fictional men in the sky to cross one of that imaginary mans right hand men.
— Tony Spell (@PastorTonySpell) April 28, 2020
Posted on April 28, 2020
I’m not jumping up and down about Biden. He doesn’t do that for many people. I’m not looking to send him a check. I sent a couple to Tulsi, but that’s another story. If Joe was speaking to a group across the street (and mass meetings were allowed) I wouldn’t go. I’m afraid if I went I’d get exasperated and yell “spit it out Joe you’re driving us freaking crazy!”
You see, Joe can’t talk worth squat. I hate to say that but any other word is worse. The single most impressive thing I heard Joe say in the 483 Democratic Debates was “I see I’m out of time.” Which he said at least three times. To which the very secular politically correct audience responded “if there was a god we’d express gratitude but not in a way that would offend anyone.”
But, I gotta go with Joe because….because of the other guy…..the Drink the Lysol Guy (boy did that stock get a bounce) with his Prayer Breakfast Buddy Mike Pence. I wonder how many times a day Mike Pence says “I’m just proud as punch.” I bet its part of his phone message.
The other guy changes everything. We’re on notice. We can’t pretend we don’t know what he’s capable of. This is one of those moments Benjamin Franklin foretold when he walked out of Constitutional Hall, Philadelphia, 1787 and a woman shouted out to him “Dr.Franklin, what have you given us?” His response, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
That the same guy that has been scapegoating Hispanic ditch diggers and waiters for our Country’s problems for the past three years also advocated injecting Lysol as a cure for Covid-19. Turns out this is the end result of someone that spends too much time in the West Wing watching Fox News and taking medical advice from crackpots. I could be wrong but we are on track for Republican incompetence killing more people than all the abortionists and illegal immigrants combined.