The 1st Amendment means that the government may not censor individuals’ speech. That’s it. This flag was brought again to the fore during the late 1950s - early 1960s specifically by white people who were against civil rights. They wanted to give black people in this country the finger for having the “gall” to presume we have human rights that white people must respect. I’m old enough to remember that, and I’m really tired of people, young or old, thinking I and millions of others are stupid enough to believe otherwise. If you want to fly it, as an individual, no one is stopping you. But this flag - the battle flag of a state representing a small group of greedy, sadistic rich people who wanted to continue owning human beings while hoodwinking their poorer white brethren into dying for such a savage cause - should not fly over a statehouse, or courts, or law enforcement agencies.
Oh, I have had that same expression on my face as that poor kitten in 6 many, many times.
You got: Introverted
You are analytical and reflective. Your mind is constantly thinking, and you’re the type of person who cherishes your alone time. You prefer to observe most of the time, and you put a high value on trust. Aye, yer not wrong.
Response to The Worst Taste Test In The History Of BuzzFeed:
Really? You have to open it outside? N’uh-uh. I’ve had lutefisk (cod soaked in lye) and chitlins, which are both like, UGH, so right there, this video tells me that if I can’t even open the can in my own kitchen to stay away from Surströmming. #OHHAILNAW!2k15
Even if I’ve been told to “loosen up” (I got “Cream of the Croq”), it’s OK: Stephen Colbert GIF!
Response to Angry Americans Are Promising To Move To Australia After The US Marriage Equality Decision:
Here’s what I’ve never understood: How does someone else’s sexuality or the relationship status of consenting adults affect these individuals in any way whatsoever? It doesn’t, so the downright frothing anger of anti-gay folks seems very out-sized and misplaced.
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Are they not teaching reading comprehension to you kids out there? At what point in this listicle did anyone say “All the white kids at university treat all the black kids like this, and especially you, Tiffany Leann Baumgartner of NCAA Division I University!” It doesn’t say that, does it? It says that these are experiences that black students at a liberal arts college will most likely undergo. Different idea, yeah? No one here said, “It was YOU, you bastard! You’re doing all the racism you suck!” And if that’s what your brain is telling you the author is saying, then either check yourself so you have no reason to feel guilty, or go get some therapy for your narcissism. As for you kids who have gone through this at your schools, I’m very sad to hear it. I went through almost all these at my college 25 years ago, and it just stinks that it’s continued.
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You know what anyone born after 1999 really won’t remember? Netscape.
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There must be one Jamaican restaurant in LA and nothing else. Looks like there’s space in the market, all you chefs…! …or the Buzzfeed Video Crew needs to start shooting some of these in NYC because you can get ALL THE FOOD here. I’m available as a producer, BTW. :D
Response to People Try Dog Food For The First Time:
Is Zack mad at these folks? Hahahahaha! I hope they all got a bonus this week.
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This is kind of adorable, even with its execrable drawings. It’s simple and gets to the point of what a young kid needs to know about how babies are born. OK, the JAZZ HANDS!!! are a bit much, I’ll give y’all that.
Response to How The World Will Look In 2035:
Weird Al will be 75! Seventy. Five. O_O
Well, they’d look like adult men, at any rate…
Response to How Well Do You Know The United States?:
49/50 - South Dakota I messed up on. :(
Response to What Song Is Your Summer Jam?:
60s - Hot Fun in the Summertime - Sly and the Family Stone
70s - Keep It Comin’, Love - KC and The Sunshine Band
80s - It Takes Two - Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock
Sort of both 80s/90s - Fools Gold - The Stone Roses
90s - Sun Is Shining (Funkstar Deluxe Remix) - Bob Marley
00s - Move Your Feet - Junior Senior
10s - Genesis - Grimes
Response to How Many ’00s British Bands Can You Remember?:
I got 4 of these. And didn’t know there was an S Club Juniors, so I typed in for 13 “The Benettons”. I mean, that photo…!
Response to How Did You Quit Smoking Cigarettes?:
It took four tries. I was a half-pack-a-day smoker starting at 19. First I tried absolutely cold turkey. That lasted a week. I was 27. Then I tried the patch, that lasted a month. I was 30. THEN I got on Wellbutrin, that lasted about a month also, when I was 36. Each time, there would be some stressor that set me off, and I’d pick up a cigarette to calm my nerves. Finally, I read an article online about a book called Easyway by Allen Carr. He was a Brit who had been a 4-pack-a-day smoker(!!!) for decades before he quit, and needless to say, he died from it about 4 or 5 years ago. I read the book, and just like he said would happen in the first chapter, by the time I’d finished it (it took about a week to read), I didn’t want to smoke anymore. But I was already inclined to quit when I checked the book out of the library. I can’t even tell you what specifically about the book worked. It just did. Maybe it was some sort of hypnosis, I don’t know. But I quit the summer I turned 39. No cigs at all. Me, someone who had loved cloves, and whose first cigarette was an unfiltered. I have not had a cigarette of any kind since 24 August 2008, and not of any other things you can smoke, neither, not even a hookah. Over. Done. Finito. And I’m grateful.
There was a an old AT&T ad I saw as a kid back in the day, right before Ma Bell was broken up, I think, that was for long distance landline service. The “story” was about a guy (starring the man who played the station owner on WKRP in Cincinnati) on a business trip, and he was stuck in Oconomowoc overnight. He calls his wife long distance at the front desk phone of a motel, and she says, “Well, where are you?” And he’s like, “I’m in Wisconsin!” “Wisconsin?!? Where in Wisconsin?” “I’m in Oconoko… Acka… Okanahkahmahwock!” And the guy at the front desk shakes his head. I thought it was the funniest thing ever. Then again, I was 9.
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