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  1. lonecat commented on Marshall Ramsey about 20 hours ago

    It’s interesting to note that the Delta is both the home of a great tradition of American music, but also the location of some of the worst racism in American history. For an interesting historical view, check out “I’ve Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle”, by Charles M. Payne. Also check out Charlie Patton, The Mississippi Sheiks, Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Memphis Minnie, Muddy Waters, and so on and so on.

  2. lonecat commented on Michael Ramirez 1 day ago

    Here’s the question you asked: “So can you name any government program that has risen anyone out of poverty, just one. Shouldn’t be all that hard for you liberals!”

    Here was my answer: “Here’s a government program that lifted my family out of poverty: public education. Both my parents were raised on welfare, back in the Great Depression; without the support of welfare, they would have left school to get whatever jobs they could. But because of public education and welfare they both went to college on scholarships, and entered the middle class.”

    Here was your reply: “Wow that’s a neat trick considering that Welfare didn’t start until the 1960’s under LBJ.”

    And here was my reply to your reply: ““AFDC (originally called Aid to Dependent Children) was created during the Great Depression to alleviate the burden of poverty for families with children and allow widowed mothers to maintain their households. The New Deal employment program such as the Works Progress Administration primarily served men. Prior to the New Deal, anti-poverty programs were primarily operated by private charities or state or local governments; however, these programs were overwhelmed by the depth of need during the Depression.”

    Clearly there was welfare before LBJ. There was state and local welfare, and there was also some federal welfare during the Great Depression. So you are wrong on the specific points I made. You are changing the terms of the discussion in order to avoid admitting your mistake. I repeat. There was welfare during the Great Depression, and it helped my family move out of poverty into the middle class.

  3. lonecat commented on Michael Ramirez 1 day ago

    Here’s a quote from the wiki article on welfare in the US:
    AFDC (originally called Aid to Dependent Children) was created during the Great Depression to alleviate the burden of poverty for families with children and allow widowed mothers to maintain their households. The New Deal employment program such as the Works Progress Administration primarily served men. Prior to the New Deal, anti-poverty programs were primarily operated by private charities or state or local governments; however, these programs were overwhelmed by the depth of need during the Depression.” I hope this corrects your misunderstanding.

  4. lonecat commented on Tom Toles 1 day ago

    An armed biker gang is a polite biker gang.

  5. lonecat commented on Clay Jones 2 days ago

    I might add that “off” is my favorite TV channel.

  6. lonecat commented on Matt Davies 2 days ago

    A guy in Halifax (just to change the geography a little) is walking down the street with a lobster under his arm. His friend says, “Where are you going with the lobster.” The guy says, “I’m taking him home for dinner.” The lobster says, “I’ve had dinner, can we go to a movie?”

  7. lonecat commented on Matt Davies 2 days ago

    A man goes into a gambling joint and notices that at one of the tables there’s a mosquito playing poker. The guy says to one of the regulars, “That’s the most amazing thing I ever saw, a mosquito playing poker.” And the regular says, “No, he not so amazing, he always draws to an inside straight.”

  8. lonecat commented on Clay Jones 2 days ago

    These are great. I’m collecting them for use when I need them.

  9. lonecat commented on Jen Sorensen 2 days ago

    You were protesting in Washington, omQ was protesting in London, I was protesting in Toronto, but they STILL went ahead and invaded?

  10. lonecat commented on Jen Sorensen 3 days ago

    Knowing what I knew at the time I was out in the streets protesting, along with a lot of other people. How come we were able to see the disaster looming while most of the professional politicians couldn’t?