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Re: “Rep. Jeremy Durham Calls Police After Confrontation With Scene Reporter

I am neither an idiot nor a liar. As for those statements, my proof is in my records and the history on this site, plus numerous opinions of those whom know and love me. I ask for no sympathy nor appreciation of my life. I have only related incidents from my past as reinforcement of my opinions. I am NOT mean spirited, I just call them as I see them. If your feelings have been hurt by my posts, don't read them. It's very easy. I have an easily identifiable icon and I use my name, and only my name. I have not changed it since I have started.
This is an opinion blog. I will continue to post as I desire. IF the vicious and classless attacks on my family that you have all but supported when pointed out to you, can not stop me, your ranting and blindly accusing certainly will not.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 05/20/2016 at 5:13 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: American Fascism, Pfizer's Death Penalty Ban and the Occult

Nurse Ratchett, he's here in Nashville.

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Posted by here to help on 05/20/2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Florida Crocodiles, Crying Jordan and xoJane

The woman who took down Weiner. I'm jealous of her just like Monica. I like Weiner's

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Posted by .John the Revelator on 05/20/2016 at 5:10 PM

Re: “Report: Bob Corker to Meet With Trump, Deposit Remaining Shame at Tower Doors

I'm waiting on winencheese to post so I can copy and paste. Not my imitation name of winencheese but the real one that nobody likes.

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Posted by .John the Revelator on 05/20/2016 at 5:08 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeremy Durham Calls Police After Confrontation With Scene Reporter

Hey I may be a phony but I'm not mean spirited. Gay yes, phony yes, mean spirited no.

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Posted by .John the Revelator on 05/20/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: American Fascism, Pfizer's Death Penalty Ban and the Occult

Bush was an excellent President.

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Posted by JimmyNashville on 05/20/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Haslam on UT-K Diversity Office, Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

god I'm starting to hate reading this blog. these constant asinine fake accounts who think they're satirizing or shaming or whatever it is y'all think you're doing. it's not funny. it's not clever. it's irritating in the extreme. I would much prefer an old school gast or gilbert comment. I see fewer and fewer posts from the thoughtful Pith commenters that used to draw me to this blog. I'm sure they're drifting away as I am. Is it possible to get some kind of moderation

Screw you. I only added additional names because I can't stand winencheese.

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Posted by .John the Revelator on 05/20/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “Haslam on UT-K Diversity Office, Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Especially in the Scene's, less than complimentary stock republican mid-sentence, pose; doesn't Haslem look like a cross between Jon Stewart and Bill Maher?

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Posted by JimmyNashville on 05/20/2016 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Haslam on UT-K Diversity Office, Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

@Doyle: Since you asked, here's an old school gast comment: Relocate the rerfugees to Mexico and Central America. They're missing many muchachos dead from drug cartels and many more who moved north. They need to repopulate. Win-win for everybody.

You're welcome.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 05/20/2016 at 4:54 PM

Re: “Report: Bob Corker to Meet With Trump, Deposit Remaining Shame at Tower Doors

Well he's been a positively shitty senator. He'd do less damage as a Veep... plus he already looks like Biden so the press can just keep using their stock photos.

I say open that Senate slot up for Joe Carr, Donald... another reason not to vote for Hillary.

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Posted by JimmyNashville on 05/20/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeremy Durham Calls Police After Confrontation With Scene Reporter

Collins, you are a lying idiot and can't back up anything you write about me, because it is all utter falsehood. The truth is not in you.You are nothing but a clueless, mean-spirited phony like several others here.

And yes, the sane among us will continue to question and challenge destructive, law-defying U.S. immigration policy.

I'm kind of on a roll today, I don't know why, but pass the butter. ;)

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Posted by Donna on 05/20/2016 at 4:52 PM

Re: “Haslam on UT-K Diversity Office, Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I've actually started posting less, Doyle, because I find all these ugly, mean-spirited fake accounts too obnoxious to wade through on the comment threads. I join your call for more moderation.

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Posted by Min on 05/20/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Haslam on UT-K Diversity Office, Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

god I'm starting to hate reading this blog. these constant asinine fake accounts who think they're satirizing or shaming or whatever it is y'all think you're doing. it's not funny. it's not clever. it's irritating in the extreme. I would much prefer an old school gast or gilbert comment. I see fewer and fewer posts from the thoughtful Pith commenters that used to draw me to this blog. I'm sure they're drifting away as I am. Is it possible to get some kind of moderation?

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Posted by Doyle on 05/20/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeremy Durham Calls Police After Confrontation With Scene Reporter

I don't use sock puppets, yoyo and white hunter. You do, as well as others, some who have been unkind.

I don't care for Donna. I think she lies. Consistently and with unnatural rancor. I don't know how I can be more clear on that.

I think she is a racist; a convinced anti immigrant to the point of obsession. On that I have posted before.

"You people bring up my sister's murder way more than I have"

I don't. I have never made fun of your tragedy. I do wonder why you seem to use it as a crutch. I have said before that you are not the only one to experience a tragedy.

If that warrants attacks on my wife and child in your opinion, then you simply have defined yourself as no better than what you falsely accuse me of.

Do not do it again.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 05/20/2016 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeremy Durham Calls Police After Confrontation With Scene Reporter

Donna, at least this time Jim Collins didn't make fun of you murdered sister under his own name, he picked his Again? sock puppet to do his dirty work. Besides imagined "assaults" on Collins' absentee father family are far worse than the murder of a sibling.

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Posted by Hippo-crite on 05/20/2016 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Is Chick History Really White Chick History?

I will suck dick just for the pleasure. Big, small, any cock will do.

Posted by .John the Revelator on 05/20/2016 at 4:17 PM

Re: “Do Polls Suggest It's Hillary Freakout Time?

I want to blow both Bernie and the Don.

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Posted by .John the Revelator on 05/20/2016 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Do Polls Suggest It's Hillary Freakout Time?

I'm equally disgusted with Trump's supporters and Sanders' supporters. I wish they'd all just shut up and get lost.

Sanders' most devout followers have made clear they will resort to violence (and make death threats) when they don't get their way. They've already engaged in physical confrontations with Trump's equally thuggish supporters. Like Bernie -- a pompous old fart who sees everyone but himself as corrupt -- they're spoiled brats who have never heard the word "no."

You can expect to see Sanders' fans rioting in the streets of Philadelphia if their man doesn't get the nomination. Which will help Trump win.

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Posted by Bill on 05/20/2016 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeremy Durham Calls Police After Confrontation With Scene Reporter

"I began writing about it on political blogs, beginning with Bill Hobbs's blog, for specific reasons aimed at legislation, court cases, intolerance, and breaking the ice"

Breaking the ice?

Hi, I'm Donna. My sister was murdered. It's nice to meet you.

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Posted by Again? on 05/20/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Rep. Jeremy Durham Calls Police After Confrontation With Scene Reporter

It’s true: I am a cocksucking fag. In case you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, it means I’m a man who finds pleasure in orally stimulating other men’s penises.


Recently several (presumably) non-cocksucking straight men have had a lot to say about these terms and whether or not they’ve ever used them, whether or not they should ever use them and whether or not those terms are (or should be) considered offensive by real, live cocksucking fags like me.


Seeing as I have some practical (humility keeps me from going so far as to say “impressive”) experience here, I’d like to clear up a few things for those men and anyone else who might be confused by these terms and/or when they can and should be used:


1. If you are a straight person, you do not get to use the word “fag.” Ever. You just don’t. Even if all your friends are gay and everyone in your family is gay and they all say they’re fine with it (more on this below), it’s still not OK. Sorry. Choose another insult.


2. If, for some reason, you do use “fag,” you don’t get to then insist, as rapper Tyler the Creator recently did, that “it’s just another word that has no meaning.” For millions of gay men, that word is only charged with meaning: There’s a surge of crackling, bright-blue electricity sprinting down the corridor between our heads and our hearts whenever we hear or see it. It’s the word we hear just before a fist meets our eye socket or a bottle is brought down upon our skull. It’s the word that has told us we are dangerous and filthy and evil. It’s the word that has led too many of us to our ends (real or imagined) too soon.


3. What’s more, claiming, as Eminem did in a recent Rolling Stone interview, that the word “fag” doesn’t refer to a gay man but is a way of “calling someone a bitch or a punk or asshole” isn’t any better. It reveals that he either equates being gay with being an “asshole” or doesn’t understand the intimate relationship between homophobia (and transphobia) and sexism (and that’s true of many other people, even some queer people like bisexual rapper Azealia Banks). Or he does understand but just doesn’t care.


4. As a fag, I do get to use that word. And so do my faggot friends if they should choose to do so (and, it should be noted, many of them don’t). It stitches us together with a shared history of pain and violence and strength and resilience, and if and when we choose to reclaim and use it to define ourselves, it is ours to do with it as we please. We have earned that right.


5. If you are a straight person and say “cocksucking fag” in a flash of anger, as Alec Baldwin allegedly did last week, admit it, offer a heartfelt apology and then work on your shit and try not to do it again. I get it: You grew up in a homophobic, sexist society, and learned behavior is hard to unlearn. That is incredibly challenging. But tough luck. And claiming that you said “fathead” and not “fag” or “faggot,” as Baldwin did, is not appropriate or convincing, either. (I mean, really? “Fathead”? Who in the last 60 years has seriously used that phrase other than maybe Fred Flintstone? And I’m pretty sure even he isn’t that corny.)


6. You can’t (sort-of-kind-of) address your alleged use of the word “fag” but then not discuss your use of “cocksucking.” (There really is no other word Baldwin could have been saying unless maybe he said “clockducking fathead.”) “Cocksucking,” when used in a situation like this, is also a homophobic and sexist slur that functions to demean a man by casting him as the submissive or receptive partner (like a woman!) during oral sex.


7. That being said, “cocksucking” shouldn’t be a slur. It’s a wonderful, powerful activity that has made and ruined many marriages and even careers. And it deserves a lot more respect, because it’s really, really, really great. Those men who use it as a slur deserve to be prohibited from ever receiving another blow job. Or maybe, even better (or worse?), they deserve to be cursed with a long life filled with only rough, toothy head.


8. You can’t claim to have queer people’s backs and use words like “fag” or “cocksucking” as slurs. And if you do, you don’t get to trot out your gay hairstylist, as Baldwin appeared to do, to defend you. (And really, your hairstylist, Alec? What, your floppy-wristed florist and your lisping interior decorator were too busy attending a matinée of Kinky Boots to film a clip for you?) You can have a gay friend or even a gay sibling or parent and still be homophobic or make homophobic statements. Hell, you can be gay and still make homophobic statements. When you’ve been told how disgusting you are for your entire life, it only makes sense that a little of that might have rubbed off on you too.


Ultimately, if you aren’t virulently homophobic and simply made a mistake, I don’t think you should be paraded out to the stocks and humiliated or punished. That doesn’t change people; it just makes them angrier or more bitter or helps them miss the point entirely because they’re so blinded by and busy deflecting the heat of the rage they’re receiving. But you should be held accountable for what you say and do (especially if you seem to have an anger-management problem and your go-to slur of choice always seems to be a homophobic one).


I just want people to start thinking twice about what they’re saying and why. Words do have meaning. Words are important. Words make things happen. And they have consequences. We can push for equality and pass all the laws we want in hopes of achieving it, but as long as terms like “cocksucking fag” are used against us or to shame anyone — queer or not — we will never truly be liberated, because the underlying attitudes and assumptions we’re operating with will still be inherently homophobic.


So let’s grow up, give it up and spend our energy sucking cock instead of talking about it. I promise it’s a lot more fun, and it’s much less likely that anyone will get hurt.

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Posted by John.the Revelator on 05/20/2016 at 3:40 PM

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