You Heard Me

This, I hope will be seen by  people not yet among our Mischief, not registered with us.  These are my opinions alone.  But if you are reading this, consider:

If reparations are to be paid to American Blacks of African descent,  the largest proportion of the payments should be made by the Portuguese, English, French, Dutch and Spanish,  who imported the  vast majority of their ancestors here against their will before the USA became a nation, and who were engaged in the African slave trade for over two centuries before our country existed.

“Why don’t you go back to Africa?” was, indeed a patently unjust taunt when directed at people, or descendants of people,  who were brought here against their will as slaves.

BUT: it is no more than a logical suggestion when directed at say, Ilhan Omar.  Her family came here voluntarily, beat down our door—like many Africans, a record number, are doing at our Southern border as I write.  Now she’s here,  she doesn’t like it.  Fine: so leave!  Why not? 

And hey: in the process, you gotta admit there’s one great thing about the USA: we’ve got no walls, fences or gates keeping anyone in  here!

Lately she said “oh no, I love this country even more than people who were born here!”   Yuh.  Isn’t that a classic with abusers:  “I’m only hurting you for your own good, only because  I love you sooooo much….” ?

And, the unarguable point Trump was making is: Uh, given conditions in Somalia, she’s really in no credible position to wag a finger at the US.

Same with Tlaib.  If she’s so concerned with wrongs done her Palestinian grandma,  well, why not go live and agitate in Gaza, instead of calling our American president an unprintable name?

The presence of Rep Presley, an American black  whose name I had never heard before she appeared on TV with “The Squad”, obscures and complicates the issue of what the Leftist media is now calling the “Go back to Africa trope”.

But it’s the old Hitler smear:  just because Der Fuhrer was heard to utter “Geshundheit!” does not  mean that everyone who uses the expression now is a Nazi.

I say: follow your hearts, ladies!  And if they lead you outta the US, well: bon voyage!

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44 thoughts on “You Heard Me”

  1. Mike LaRoche:
    She has to go back.

    The sooner the better but what can you do about the voters in MN? The list is endless … Mondale,  Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, and now this woman.

    Assuming MN is never going to vote our way, Walter Mondale is looking better every day …

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  2. EThompson:
    The sooner the better but what can you do about the voters in MN? The list is endless … Mondale,  Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, and now this woman.

    Assuming MN is never going to vote our way, Walter Mondale is looking better every day …

    And it’s gotten worse… scroll down and you can see which union is organizing:

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/16/20696154/amazon-prime-day-2019-strike-warehouse-workers-inhumane-conditions-the-rate-productivity

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  3. You just made my day. Can’t help but wonder what former CEO Jack Welch is thinking right now. He was the  first to institute the policy to fire the least productive 10%.

    P.S. I just realized what I subtly inferred … I would be satisfied with any Democrat candidate that didn’t despise the U.S.

    Pathetic.

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  4. EThompson:

    Mike LaRoche:
    She has to go back.

    The sooner the better but what can you do about the voters in MN? The list is endless … Mondale,  Jesse Ventura, Al Franken, and now this woman.

    Assuming MN is never going to vote our way, Walter Mondale is looking better every day …

    Well the Minnesota 5th District is certainly lost to us.   The Census Bureau reports that it is 70 % white, and boy howdy, are those voters ever woke.  They deserve an Intersectionality prize.

    Ms. Omar succeeds an incumbent named Phyllis Kahn, a Democrat who had held the seat since 1973.   She had been very sensitive to her Democrat constituents.   She was a champion of the first bill to outlaw smoking inside buildings in 1975.  Just recently, out of consideration for the many Somalis in the District, she introduced a bill to make it legal for first cousins to marry, but it failed.   Ms. Kahn came in third place in the Democrat primary in August 2018.   The guy who came in second place is also a Somalian.

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  5. 10 Cents:
    How does making something private help it to be seen?

    Ask the FBI.  Oh, wait, that was “classified,” so maybe it doesn’t work for “private.”

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  6. drlorentz:

    Hypatia:
    DrL, you seem to be responding as though I were calling Trump a racist

    As I explained in painful detail, you took Trump’s quote out of context, which context I helpfully provided. I wasn’t alone; Damocles also tried to help you understand.

    We tried.

    At least she’s talking to you. She’s ignoring me because I said a naughty word to her!

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  7. Oh, s’okay, Gents.  It’s frustrating that you won’t take yes for an answer, but, as you would say, I tried.

    About the “naughty word “, why, yes indeed, I did notice the “FU”.  I’ve been asked to self-redact for far less; maybe dear Soxy doesn’t know what you meant by that.  (But, uh, if you think I care…)

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  8. Damocles:

    drlorentz:

    Hypatia:
    DrL, you seem to be responding as though I were calling Trump a racist

    As I explained in painful detail, you took Trump’s quote out of context, which context I helpfully provided. I wasn’t alone; Damocles also tried to help you understand.

    We tried.

    At least she’s talking to you. She’s ignoring me because I said a naughty word to her!

    Damocles, please clean up whatever you wrote.    I believe we are smart enough to get our points across without using certain words.

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  9. Hypatia:
    Oh, s’okay, Gents.  It’s frustrating that you won’t take yes for an answer, but, as you would say, I tried.

    About the “naughty word “, why, yes indeed, I did notice the “FU”.  I’ve been asked to self-redact for far less; maybe dear Soxy doesn’t know what you meant by that.  (But, uh, if you think I care…)

    Yes, I missed this, Hyp. Sorry.

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  10. BossMongo:

    10 Cents:
    How does making something private help it to be seen?

    Ask the FBI.  Oh, wait, that was “classified,” so maybe it doesn’t work for “private.”

    They got confused between “secret” and “secrete”, Boss.

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  11. 10 Cents:

    Hypatia:
    Oh, s’okay, Gents.  It’s frustrating that you won’t take yes for an answer, but, as you would say, I tried.

    About the “naughty word “, why, yes indeed, I did notice the “FU”.  I’ve been asked to self-redact for far less; maybe dear Soxy doesn’t know what you meant by that.  (But, uh, if you think I care…)

    Yes, I missed this, Hyp. Sorry.

    No, I’m  sorry, Soxy.  I’m truly puzzled by the direction this has gone; I don’t think there’s any substantive disagreement here on this post— and on the Bastille Day post, I was musing on a fascinating historical period, not trying to recruit for the Jacobins.  I reckon it’s my fault—I must practice  the soft answer which turneth away wrath. And you  are a master of it!

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  12. Hypatia:

    10 Cents:

    Hypatia:
    Oh, s’okay, Gents.  It’s frustrating that you won’t take yes for an answer, but, as you would say, I tried.

    About the “naughty word “, why, yes indeed, I did notice the “FU”.  I’ve been asked to self-redact for far less; maybe dear Soxy doesn’t know what you meant by that.  (But, uh, if you think I care…)

    Yes, I missed this, Hyp. Sorry.

    No, I’m  sorry, Soxy.  I’m truly puzzled by the direction this has gone; I don’t think there’s any substantive disagreement here on this post— and on the Bastille Day post, I was musing on a fascinating historical period, not trying to recruit for the Jacobins.  I reckon it’s my fault—I must practice  the soft answer which turneth away wrath. And you  are a master of it!

    I have had similar posts so I can relate. Language can be so ambiguous or as Boss Mongo has told me, “What the reader reads is often not what you wrote.”

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  13. MJBubba:
    Just recently, out of consideration for the many Somalis in the District, she introduced a bill to make it legal for first cousins to marry, but it failed.

    Gee whiz, why didn’t she go all the way and try to pass a bill allowing Somalis to live under Sharia as well?

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  14. EThompson:
    Gee whiz, why didn’t she go all the way and try to pass a bill allowing Somalis to live under Sharia as well?

    She’s waiting to pass the bill that will allow you to live under Sharia law too!

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