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Conferderate Flag VS **** Flag, What Difference ?

Conferderate Flag VS **** Flag, What Difference ?
Posted By: Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D. on October 10, 2009

This week the Supreme Court dismissed, without comment, the case of Barr v. LaFon, a free-speech case centered on a student's right or lack thereof to wear clothing decorated with the Confederate flag.

William Bount High School in Maryville, TN banned images of the Confederate flag in 2005. This was a period when racial tensions had risen starkly as represented by racist graffiti in the restrooms—most notably of a noose next to a Confederate flag.

This is not the first time that such a case has gone to the Supreme Court. Back in 1997 the Supreme Court was presented with and heard Phillips v. Anderson County School. The Court upheld the banning of the Confederate flag on school grounds because "based on prior incidents of racial tension and unrest it was reasonable to believe that such a symbol would cause substantial disruption of the school's environment." The Supreme Courts decision to dismiss Barr v. LaFon will allow cases such as Phillips v. Anderson County School to stand as precedent.

Schools history banning of specific garments or images is not limited to the Confederate flag, schools have banned, and courts have upheld at various instances, items such as T-shirts depicting ****, ****, racial epithets; ripped or saggy pants or jeans; sneakers with lights; colored bandannas, baseball or other hats, words shaved into scalps, brightly colored hair, exposed underwear; Malcolm X symbols, Walkmans, cellular phones, tattoos, etc.

"Courts have generally contended that such "expression" does not have protection when there is **** in the community or school such as intimidation of students and faculty, shootings or knifings, rampant drug use, or racial turmoil that is related to gang or hate group activity" (see School Law: Cases & Concepts by Michael W. Lamorte)

In Jeglin v. San Jacinto Unified School District (1993), the court held that students' rights do no "demand a certainty that disruption will occur, but only the existence of facts which might reasonably lead school officials to forecast substantial disruption."

The student in question was wearing baggy pants and claimed that preventing him from doing so infringed on his free speech rights and his ability to express his place in the hip hop culture. According to Lamorte, the judges ruled that his pants failed the two part test:

1. there must be an intent to convey a particularized message
2. there must be a great likelihood that the message would be understood by those who observe the conduct

It is this same test that the Confederate flag would no doubt fail because students wearing the image claim it is to celebrate their southern heritage and not because they are racist.

According to the Christian Science Monitor, Director of Blount County Schools, Alvin Hord, agrees because he said he "did not ban the Confederate flag because it was a "racist symbol," but because of the ongoing racial confrontation at the school." This seems like some strong cognitive dissonance that would allow him to accept that it is racially inflammatory but still maintain that it is not racist.

The reality is that the Confederate flag is seen as a racist symbol to many people, especially blacks, just as the Swastika is seen as a **** symbol to Jews even though it was once anciently used as a religious symbol by Hindus and other religious groups. The acts that the Germans perpetrated using this symbol make most people avoid any connection with the Swastika. So why so much pride over the Confederate flag?

The truth is most people today have a misconception that the Civil War was fought by ideological equals over states rights vs. the federal government when in reality white southerners founded the Confederacy on the ideology of white supremacy. As Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy stated, "Our new government's foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the Negro is not equal to the white man, that slavery—subordination to the superior race—is his natural and normal condition."

To this day, history textbooks still present Union and Confederate sympathizers as equally idealistic. The North fought to hold the Union together, while the South fought for the preservation of their rights and freedom to decide for themselves. Nobody apparently fought to preserve racial slavery; nobody fought to end it. As one result, unlike the **** Swastika, which lies disgraced, even whites in the North still proudly display the Stars and Bars of the Confederacy on den walls, license plats, T-shirts, and even on high-school logos.

As Paul Escott author of Major Problems in the History of the American South: Documents and Essays wrote, "The protection of slavery had been and still remained the central core of Confederate purpose."
Now I am sure I've already lost some of you but those that are still reading I ask you to bear with me because I know that many of us were taught the states rights fallacy growing up.

Here is a simple truth: Slavery was the underlying reason that South Carolina, followed by ten other states, left the Union.

In 1860, leaders of that state were perfectly clear about why they were seceding. On Christmas Eve, they signed a "Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union." Their first grievance was that "fourteen of the states had deliberately refused, for years past, to fulfill their constitutional obligations," specifically they quote the following clause from Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution, "No person held to service or labour in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labour, but shall be delivered up…"

The Declaration then continues by referencing the Fugitive **** Act of 1850 which was enacted to enforce the aforementioned clause in the Constitution. The law required officers of the law and even private citizens in free states to participate in capturing and returning blacks when whites claimed them to be their slaves. This made the free states complicit with slavery. The free states wriggled around, trying to avoid full compliance.

PA, for example, passed a law recognizing the FEDERAL act but pointing out that PA still had the STATE right to determine pay for their officers of the law, and they refused to pay for time spent capturing and returning alleged slaves.



(I capitalized federal and state to emphasize that South Carolina was making the case that the states rights of Pennsylvania are superseded by federal law.)

The Declaration continues by stating that "an increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations…The States of ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, PA, IL, IN, MI, WI and IA, have enacted laws which either nullify the acts of Congress or rend useless any attempt to execute them." Once again South Carolina is opposed to the states rights when the federal law i.e. acts of Congress benefits South Carolina.

South Carolina's Declaration went on to condemn New York for denying "even the right of transit for a ****" and other Northern States for letting blacks vote. Before the Civil War these were state's rights. Nevertheless, South Carolina claimed the right to determine whether New York could prohibit slavery within New York or Vermont could define citizenship in Vermont. South Carolina even contested the rights of residents of other states to think differently about their "peculiar institution," giving another reason for secession that Northerners "have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery."

In short, slavery permeates the document from start to finish. Other states used similar language.

Thus South Carolina opposed state's rights when claimed by the free states. This is understandable. Historically, whatever faction has been out of power in America has pushed for state's rights. For example, most people would probably say that **** are opposed to states rights and conservatives are for them but if you tried to tell most **** that the federal government was going to ban gay marriage despite what a state wishes you would hear a lot of support for states rights from **** and probably a lot of support for the federal government from the conservatives. If you reversed the federal law to one that forced all states to allow gay marriage those opposing and supporting the states rights would switch sides.

For further proof that states rights were not the foundation of the secession you have only to look at how the actual Confederacy operated.

As the war continued the Confederacy began to deny state's rights within the new nation. As early as December 1862, President Jefferson Davis denounced state's rights as destructive to the confederacy. The mountainous counties in Western Virginia bolted to the Union. Confederate troops had to occupy east Tennessee to keep it from emulating West Virginia. Winn Parish, LA refused to secede from the union. It may have been okay for the states to secede from the Union but there would be no secession from the Confederacy. No state had that right.

In response to all these cries for local sovereignty Davis expressed great contempt for the "public meetings of treasonable character, in the name of state sovereignty being held" in pockets throughout the Confederacy.

States rights as an ideology was contradictory and was not the reason the war was fought. It was to maintain slavery or better yet to expand it (see the Kansas-Nebraska Act).

Even Confederate Col. John S. Mosby, the "Gray Ghost of the Confederacy" decried the obfuscation that historians were throwing up as to what the war had been about. In 1907 he wrote, "the South went to war on account of slavery." He cited the South Carolina's secession proclamation and noted scornfully, "South Carolina ought to know what was the cause for her seceding." (see Mosby's Memoirs by John S. Mosby)

For those that will inevitably claim that blacks fought for the South let me state this:

Blacks were so unwilling to fight or stay on plantations that to avert revolts and runaways, the Confederate states passed the "twenty **** law," exempting from military conscription one white man as overseer to for every twenty slaves. Confederates had to keep back as much as a third of their fighting force to prevent **** revolts. Those slaves that did help the confederate army by building bridges and performing other acts of manual labor were not doing so of their own volition. History is replete with blacks fleeing confederate forces to join the North at their first opportunity.

As I stated previously, throughout the 20th century our textbooks have presented the Civil War as a struggle between virtually identical peoples. This is all part of the unspoken agreement, reached during the nadir of race relations in the US (1890-1940) to smooth over the past. Today states such as Texas set the stage for what we find in textbooks due to their size and buying power. If Texas won't buy it, then the publishers won't print it. Do you think Texas would buy a book that squarely detailed significantly large role racism played in forcing the South to secede? In the battle at the Alamo?

Heck, Alabama law used to require that schools avoid "textbooks containing anything partisan, prejudicial or inimical to the interests of the [white] people of the State or that would "cast a reflection on their past history." (see Why Are They Lying to Our Children? By Herbert London)

It is for this reason that the history textbooks often called it "the war between the states", "the war of northern aggression", or "the war for southern independence" despite the fact that between 1861 and 1865 the war was consistently called one of three things: the Civil War, the Rebellion or the Great Rebellion.

We need to stop teaching a sanitized version of American history which allows people to grow up believing that the South did not secede to perpetuate slavery. I know we want students to grow up with a sense of patriotism and optimism but taking out the truth just makes history bland and boring. If we look at much of our history squarely in the eye, we are going to get red eyes. This is our past however, and we must acknowledge it. It is time to send students home, if not with red eyes at least with thought-provoking questions.

So not only was the Supreme Court right to dismiss this case and uphold the limiting of the Confederate flag on school grounds in order to maintain order but I think it is about time that the Confederate flag should stop being seen as a symbol of Southern pride. It stands for one of two things: At its best it stands for treason and at its worst it stands for racist slavery.

In the first instance, James Madison, Father of the Constitution, denounced in unmistakable terms and condemned secession as "utterly without support in the understanding of the men who made, ratified, and launched the Constitution." And in the second, historical evidence strongly supports the notion that racial slavery was the impetus for secession.

The Confederate flag is indeed a symbol of the South's heritage but is not a heritage that anyone should be proud of, certainly not African Americans they should be taught the whole truth and nothing but the truth !
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Suneeta Shannon
Claflin University class of 2002
I'm 30, from South Carolina and WAS proud to say that EVERY march concerning the Confederate flag was an event I attended. Unfortunately the state made the flag into an official monument, and so I've taken a different approach to dealing with the injustice that SHALL REMAIN at the State House. I purchased a Rebel shirt with a black man bound in chains, and I've been wearing it proudly since. The back of the shirt says, "On a hill far away, stood an olde rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame." It's my conversation piece, and my peace of mind everytime I see a redneck wondering what a black woman with dreadlocks is doing with a rebel shirt on. I'm just doing my part!
Saturday, October 10th 2009 at 3:11PM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
Sho you right !
Saturday, October 10th 2009 at 4:23PM
Jen Fad
Nurse at Healthcare
Great blog Doc, but I don't think that school administrators will change from teaching watered down version of history, besides it would make White people feel guilty and ashamed so why do that?

Parents should be the ones to teach the kids the truth of the Confederate Flag and what it meant for both the slaves and the plantation owners. The confederate flag has meanings that are different depending on who you ask say notherners vs. southners and the same is so if you a Jewish person what the Nazi swastika means to them vs. what it means to a German and they will give different answers.


Sunday, October 11th 2009 at 5:24PM
Jen Fad
Nurse at Healthcare
...By the way, I think the Confederate & the Nazi flags represent hatred.
Sunday, October 11th 2009 at 5:26PM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
Definately they both are of the same !

Sunday, October 11th 2009 at 6:08PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello to all,

Why do you all whine and complain about what belongs to White American people? Perhaps it is because you have nothing of your own to dialogue over.

Why then don’t you all visualize being a people with complete independence from White America on a portion of this continent that you could call your own country with borders? Perhaps your vision and self-esteem is not big enough.

This is what I mean when I speak about us when I speak of sovereignty or complete independence I mean this; a state or country of perfect irresponsibility to any superior, the United States and the country of China are free and independent of all earthly power.

Now, as the United States, China or France are free and independent of all earthly power, so it is the concept of sovereignty or complete independence for Black Americans is to be understood in the same way.

Now, if we cannot see our way to desire to be a free people since God willing to lead us to sovereignty then, in that case we are a sorry and pitiful people.

Am I right or wrong?

Tell me what you all think.

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 1:31AM
robert powell
co-owner at self
Confederate Flag was held high by a group of racial terrorists that were defeated long ago in Battle.
Nazi Flag was held high by a group of racial terrorists that were defeated long ago in Battle.
If some Americans want to hold high a flag that represents Defeated Racial Terrorists----that is their right under the Laws of America.


Monday, October 12th 2009 at 9:38AM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
Goddess Irma,
I've been visualizing ! Lol !
Thanks as always, EVERYONE, for chimming in !
Monday, October 12th 2009 at 10:14AM
Steve Williams
None at None
Harry, I didn't hear any whining and complaining, only a great history lesson. But LaDonna, I did not understand the reference to the Alamo?

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 10:46AM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Robert,

Let me show you what it is like to have a slave mentality mind. You said this, “If some Americans want to hold high a flag that represents Defeated Racial Terrorists----that is their right under the Laws of America.”

Why it is that you see everything in terms of White America when you said, “under the laws of America”? Would it ever be possible that you could see things from the perspective of Blacks in their own country, completely independent and citizens as well as immigrants obeying the laws?

Tell me what you think.

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 10:50AM
Steve Williams
None at None
Robert, as usual, succinct and to the point. I thought the history lesson was great though.

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 10:51AM
robert powell
co-owner at self
Harry,
Because-n*ggas(BIA ANCESTORS) in 1865---------
Chose
America-Constitution--christianWhiteSupremacy
As FreeMen they.............................
Could have been Sovereign
Could have chosen Cherokee
Could have chosen Africa
Could have gone to Canada
Could have "went west to the Alamo."
Could have been Muslim
Could even have been slaves, negro, colored or black
No, I could not see "Blacks"-our ancestors being anything other than lazy, ignorant defeated wannabeeMasters.
Today, 2009--
I can Clearly see The Greatest Leader America has ever produced in Our Leader President Baraka Hussein Obama. Thanks For the Change

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 12:06PM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
Brother Steve :
Black people probably had as good a chance of surviving the desperate, chaotic battle as anyone else. Mexican commanders made it clear during the Texas Revolution that they were not at war with the black person, whom they viewed as a victim of the Anglo-American's brutal work system.
Nonetheless, both Black men and Black Women were there.
Monday, October 12th 2009 at 12:13PM
Gregory V. Boulware, Esq.
Assistant Managing Director at Managing Director's Office, City of Philadelphia
/*
Flags? What about the one that WE ALL USED DTO WEAR AND TOTE PROUDLY...RED,BLACK, AND GREEN? It's Still Here!

Allof your comments are very informative and enlightening...as they should be!

Truth and History.

Peace and Love,
My Beautiful People,

Greg.
gvb1210me@yahoo.com
http://www.BoulwareEnterprises.com
*/

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 12:50PM
robert powell
co-owner at self
Sam Houston and David Crockett fought and died in the Alamo so that Texass would join America as a SLAVE STATE.
Yes, the descendants of Africa were in the Sovereign Army of General/President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna; fighting and dying as Freemen--for their sovereign nation of Mexico--a diverse nation of native, african and spanish ancestry. Red, black, and green are the colors of the Mexican flag, today.

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 1:22PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Robert,

You are referring to things a hundred years ago and I understand your point. However, I am talking about today and my question that you have not answered is what happens with Black Americans after President Obama leaves office? Naturally, life must continue for Black Americans.

Somehow, this question seems to have you hanging from a meat hook.

What say you?

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 2:05PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Mr. Gregory,

You said this, “WE ALL USED DTO WEAR AND TOTE PROUDLY...RED,BLACK, AND GREEN? It's Still Here!”

Mr. Gregory, a flag is meaningless if there is not a country to fly it from, am I right?

Therefore, consider the prospects of planting the seed of sovereignty or complete independence on a portion of this continent that we could call our very own country with borders to pursue life, liberty, and happiness and prosperity in our own way in the minds of all Black American you come into contact.

Tell me what you think.

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 2:13PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Dr. Blaylock,

Even though your reply to Steve is correct, that was the circumstances of a hundred years ago. Today are different circumstances for Black Americans who are descendents of slaves.

I think it is very important that we consider the things of today in preparation for how tomorrow for our future generations should be. Do you desire that Black Americans should have complete independence on a portion of this continent?

In other words, let us use a hypothetical example. Suppose God offers Black Americans complete independence on a portion of this continent with borders would you be happy with God or would you tell God it is not possible without White America’s permission?

Tell me what you think.

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 2:22PM
Steve Williams
None at None
Thank you LaDonna and Robert for filling in the gaps in my historical knowledge (or lack thereof).
Monday, October 12th 2009 at 2:29PM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
You're welcome Brother Steve.
This has turned out to be very interesting dialog, I'm finding it to be enlightening as well.
What was asked from the Mexican commanders upon entering and firing was..... " Are there any NEGROS in here?"
Monday, October 12th 2009 at 3:07PM
robert powell
co-owner at self
Harry, if you are going to hound me out, look at the subject of the Blog first----
Christopher Columbus-Happy Columbus Day
His second voyage took his lost derrierre to Yucatan--he started a port there and left african slaves.

Steve, I must relay a story about my knowledge of this. As a college student I took my first trip to Tijuana, mexico--I had studied 5 years of high school spanish with a young puerto rican teacher--I loved Spanish Class.
anyway I was in an area that reminded me of DETROIT but the brothers and sisters were speaking spanish.
I asked a young lady and she told me there were 15-20 Million Mexicans, just like her that sprang from those first Africans---older than the North American slave populations.

and of course negro, in spanish, means black.

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 4:56PM
Steve Williams
None at None
Most of what I know of Mexican history is from two books by Gary Jennings, Aztec and Aztec Autumn. There is mention of Negroes, but mostly it is about the Aztec culture and its destruction by the Spanish conquistadors, whom the Aztecs welcomed at first, of course. Thanks Robert.

Monday, October 12th 2009 at 5:44PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Robert,

You said this, “I asked a young lady and she told me there were 15-20 Million Mexicans, just like her that sprang from those first Africans---older than the North American slave populations.”

Robert, this young woman sprung from the breeding process for the most part with the indigenous natives and the Africans slaves left their more so than from the conquistadors. Consequentially, this young woman is a descendent of slaves mixed with the indigenous native. Now, the 15 to 20 million of people just like her are a new breed a race of people that has emerged out of those circumstances.

Likewise, Black Americans sprung from the breeding process of White men mostly of British descent and the African slave women purchased from the slave traders. Consequentially, Black Americans are the newest breed or race of people that has emerged out of the ashes of slavery since they are 41 million of Black Americans today. However, the young woman you speak of is not one of as Black Americans are.

I am a trying to get you and the others to sort out who is who after the exploration of this earth. In other words, once men made water vessels to travel to different parts of the earth the pedigree of people changed as well as religion. Naturally, the people of the most intelligence did the traveling and they influence the rest of the world in so many different ways, as religion and breeding themselves with the indigenous people.

Therefore, when Black Americans believes they are Africans in reality they are not. Likewise, when Black American believes they are Christians, Muslims etc., in reality they are not.

Really Robert, to no fault of your own you do not know how to best use what you know. In other words, I do not doubt what you know and its authenticity. However, what I am saying is that none of you knows how to sort out all this information to know whom you are and what you should believe in as far as God is concerned.

I know what I am as well as what God is and what I should believe in.

So, while you all argue about what you know I argue about how to use what you know. No doubt when Black Americans understand who they are they will better understand me and why I want for them sovereignty or complete independence on a portion of this continent.

What say you?



Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 3:58AM
robert powell
co-owner at self
Again Harry,
a bit of comprehension and IMAGINATION would have allowed to read; "reminded me of Detroit".
The young Mexican citizen looked like a younger version of Min. Dr. LaDonna Blaylock, D.D.---yet her language was spanish---she was a Mexican-descendant of African slaves only preceded in NorthSouthAmerican arrival by Dominicans
Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 8:16AM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
I just want to know who's ARGUING besides you Harry ?
What's wrong with making your point and keeping it moving.
That's what SAY I !!!
Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 9:46AM
Jen Fad
Nurse at Healthcare
(((LMBO)))
Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 10:04AM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Robert,

Robert my point is that this young woman she is a descendent of slaves of another kind what Black Americans are.

It seems to me that nothing matter to you all. Could you all not tell the differences of a Chevrolet from a Ford or a Chrysler or even a Cadillac car? As far as you all are concerned, they are all cars. Consequentially, you all could not make good research scientists, investigators, or even teachers. You all are incredible, mentally speaking.

What say you?

Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 8:04PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Dr. Blaylock,

I am making a point and it seems that you all are in a daze. I should hope that you know the difference between incisors and grinders tooth.

You all seem to me that you do not know the difference between a green light in a red light or amber light. To you all, it is all lights. This type of thinking I do not understand it, it just baffles me.

How do you all make it from one month to the next month without having any tragedy? It just amazes me.

What say you?

Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 8:15PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Dr. Blaylock,

I am making a point and it seems that you all are in a daze. I should hope that you know the difference between incisors and grinders tooth.

You all seem to me that you do not know the difference between a green light in a red light or amber light. To you all, it is all lights. This type of thinking I do not understand it, it just baffles me.

How do you all make it from one month to the next month without having any tragedy? It just amazes me.

What say you?

Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 8:15PM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
Well seeing that my D.D. is accredited to my being a Divine Divinity and not a dentist, would account to my lack of some knowledge in dentistry. ( just thought you might want to know that.)
Because we make it from one month to the next, without tragedy? I mean, how would you know that or not?
Speaking for myself, I'm blessed to be here. Period.
We will continue to pray for you Brother Harry.
Peace, and take care of yourself.
Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 8:40PM
Steve Williams
None at None
Harry, the Human Genome Project is science of the highest order. The have said there is no basis for separating the human species into so-called races.

Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 9:48PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Dr. Blaylock,

Please accept my apology. I thought that you were a doctor of dentistry.

Then let me ask you this question, do you believe that Mohammed was a prophet? Do you believe as well that Moses was a prophet?

Tell me what you think.


Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 11:08PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Steve,

You said this, “The have said there is no basis for separating the human species into so-called races.”

I believe the point I am trying to get across is that one race is different from the next race in all respects.

In other words, if you could not tell the difference between a crow bird from a raving bird then it would be hard to make a point with you about either bird.

What say you?

Tuesday, October 13th 2009 at 11:15PM
Steve Williams
None at None
Yes Harry, I know a "raving bird" when I hear one.
Wednesday, October 14th 2009 at 6:20AM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
(((LMBO))) !!!!
Wednesday, October 14th 2009 at 7:17PM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Steve,

Another thing I noticed about you is that you are a clown. I said that because you should have had enough common sense to know that I did not mean an angry bird. I meant a particular species as in Raven.

So when I say that you are ignorant as well as a clown I am speaking the truth and not insulting you. Some BIA members think I insult them but I never insult anyone. I respect everyone according behavior, if you will.

Tell me what you think.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 at 9:34AM
Harry Watley
const. contractor/ retired at self
Hello Dr. Blaylock,

I do not know what, LMBO means. I know that it is some sort of computer language.

What say you?

Thursday, October 15th 2009 at 9:36AM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
It means :
Let my blogs outshine !
LOL !
Thursday, October 15th 2009 at 8:57PM
Steve Williams
None at None
Hello Harry,

I am not insulted, I am glad to see that you have a sense of humor also.

Friday, October 16th 2009 at 4:35AM
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
Executive Director at Goddesses Blessing Go
Harry,
you know I know where you're going with this don't you ?
Seeing that I would like to keep this dialog in it's original intent, I won't answer it here but will however send you an e-mail on the subject.
Thanks in advance for understanding.
Doc
Friday, October 16th 2009 at 9:54AM
Jen Fad
Nurse at Healthcare
You guys are hilarious and I'm enjoying every minute of this tennis match. (smiles)
Friday, October 16th 2009 at 10:35AM
ROBINSON IRMA
UC, Davis class of 1992
The question is, WHAT IS /IS NOT FREE SPEECH IN THE FIRST PLACE, Mother Goddess?smile?

If some of the things that our politicians do and say about our president and especially some of those extreme righ-wingers saying and inciting violence againts the office of president as they do day after day,is not a threat to our national security then what in the world is it?

Why do we ever even try to see how our media uses sound bites to get their messages of bias, prejudices and personal opinions across as 'truth' and 'fact' then why would we ever think it can not be used by our enemies this same way?????? again ...ONLY IN AMERICA...CAN SO MANY BE ON PLANET STUCK ON STUPID while pointing the finger at all but our own selves as our own worst enemy...(smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
UC, Davis class of 1992
Personally "I" own that slavery did not exist in America, but a unique form of slavery called Chattel slavery which meant that you were born in slavery and you would die in slavery because we were not human but property (some of this belief still exist today)...and actually I look at racism as a form of social status which does not really bother me...it is the need to promote the Jim crow laws that bothers me and Freedom of speech is one of the weapons used to help keep it going...If the KKK can burn a cross on my lawn ad the law calls this free speech then something is wrong...like trespassing, private property and the home owner makes the rules(not Jim crow)home is your castle,etc.

but, the Supreme Court is more bound by party politics than ending Jim Crow's good old White man's SUPREME powers network ...just my take on this(smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
ROBINSON IRMA
UC, Davis class of 1992
Something I have always wanted to see at a Natzi, skinhead, KkK march is a lot of Black church choirs singing good old gospel music...I do live for that day...I doubt if that march would have any more meaning with all of the love, respect and strenth, power, pride, beauty that are in those songs.(smile)

Close your eyes and allow this picture to come into your minds...lov ya...YES WE CAN...LOL
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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