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Sam Tannenhaus on NPR: Why Does the GOP Continue to Be ‘The Party of White People?’

“Who needs Manhattan when we have the Southern states?”
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Here’s Tannenhaus’s full article at the New Republic: Original Sin - Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people.

“Who needs Manhattan when we can get the electoral votes of eleven Southern states?” Kevin Phillips, the prophet of “the emerging Republican majority,” asked in 1968, when he was piecing together Richard Nixon’s electoral map. The eleven states, he meant, of the Old Confederacy. “Put those together with the Farm Belt and the Rocky Mountains, and we don’t need the big cities. We don’t even want them. Sure, Hubert [Humphrey] will carry Riverside Drive in November. La-de-dah. What will he do in Oklahoma?”

Forty-five years later, the GOP safely has Oklahoma, and Dixie, too. But Phillips’s Sunbelt strategy was built for a different time, and a different America. Many have noted Mitt Romney’s failure to collect a single vote in 91 precincts in New York City and 59 precincts in Philadelphia. More telling is his defeat in eleven more of the nation’s 15 largest cities. Not just Chicago and Columbus, but also Indianapolis, San Diego, Houston, even Dallas—this last a reason the GOP fears that, within a generation Texas will become a swing state. Remove Texas from the vast, lightly populated Republican expanse west of the Mississippi, and the remaining 13 states yield fewer electoral votes than the West Coast triad of California, Oregon, and Washington. If those trends continue, the GOP could find itself unable to count on a single state that has as many as 20 electoral votes.

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82 comments

1 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 5:37:58pm

To paraphrase an old Onion article:

“We’re forcing the enemy to cover huge areas of the country while we remain an elite corps huddled in this hidden mountain cave.”

The Southern Strategy cost them everything else.

Thank Cthulhu for that.

2 Lidane  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 5:43:34pm

re: #1 Kragar (Antichrist )

The Southern Strategy cost them everything else.

Yep. It’s an entirely self-inflicted wound.

3 EPR-radar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 5:49:47pm

Interesting article.

It has been impossible for me to take “states rights” etc. seriously as an intellectual argument ever since I realized that in US history, this point has had widespread traction in only two cases:

1) Nullification etc. in the South in the pre-Civil War era.

2) State-level resistance to Federal civils rights and desegregation actions in the 20th century.

QED.

4 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 5:57:01pm

re: #3 EPR-radar

Interesting article.

It has been impossible for me to take “states rights” etc. seriously as an intellectual argument ever since I realized that in US history, this point has had widespread traction in only two cases:

1) Nullification etc. in the South in the pre-Civil War era.

2) State-level resistance to Federal civils rights and desegregation actions in the 20th century.

QED.

States rights are complete bullshit once you realize how many times the South had the Federal government back their states rights over the rest of the Union.

Same thing as gay marriage. They want it to be Federal law if they can ban it, but if it looks like its allowed, they want to make it a state issue.

5 Charles Johnson  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 5:58:42pm

By the way, I implemented a suggestion made by lawhawk — in the LGF Pages Dashboard, any Pages that have been promoted to the front page will now show the pageviews, rating, and tweet counts of the promoted front page post, instead of being frozen forever at the point where it was promoted.

6 engineer cat  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 5:59:04pm

Why Does the GOP Continue to Be ‘The Party of White People?’

duh!

7 SpaceJesus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:01:49pm

Wait, you mean in an age of growing urbanization and globalization, that hitching your wagon to a bunch of isolated rural xenophobes wasn’t the way to go in the long run?

8 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:03:02pm

Damned good article. Folks today don’t realize just how long this whole deal with the GOP has been going on. Think what has made the biggest difference has been the end of the Cold War, robbing the GOP of an “Evil Empire” to rail against. Dubya tried to revive that spirit with the “Axis of Evil,” and even today the GOP is trying to inflate North Korea and Iran when they aren’t still giving Russia weary glances, but overall the whole “If you don’t elect us, America is doomed!” business is falling apart.

9 efuseakay  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:03:06pm

Waaaay OT… But who wouldn’t love a Cup ‘o Cheese!!!

10 engineer cat  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:06:06pm

…in other news, the taliban today announced that it would make greater efforts to appeal to western-oriented youth, hindus, and even christians in america and europe, without of course changing its fundamental philosophy of subjecting the world to the rule of 12th century islamic fundamentalism…

11 EPR-radar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:13:49pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

Damned good article. Folks today don’t realize just how long this whole deal with the GOP has been going on. Think what has made the biggest difference has been the end of the Cold War, robbing the GOP of an “Evil Empire” to rail against. Dubya tried to revive that spirit with the “Axis of Evil,” and even today the GOP is trying to inflate North Korea and Iran when they aren’t still giving Russia weary glances, but overall the whole “If you don’t elect us, America is doomed!” business is falling apart.

The USSR really was an existential threat (of mutual destruction). Nothing else since then comes remotely close. This lack of an existential threat is clearly causing all kinds of trouble within movement conservatism.

12 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:14:56pm

re: #9 efuseakay

Waaaay OT… But who wouldn’t love a Cup ‘o Cheese!!!

13 engineer cat  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:16:26pm

re: #8 Targetpractice

Damned good article. Folks today don’t realize just how long this whole deal with the GOP has been going on. Think what has made the biggest difference has been the end of the Cold War, robbing the GOP of an “Evil Empire” to rail against. Dubya tried to revive that spirit with the “Axis of Evil,” and even today the GOP is trying to inflate North Korea and Iran when they aren’t still giving Russia weary glances, but overall the whole “If you don’t elect us, America is doomed!” business is falling apart.

when what we really need to worry about is the eeeeebil axis of gerbils!

14 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:18:09pm

Just when you thought TGDN could not possibly get any stupider, they break the Stupid Barrier

15 HoosierHoops  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:25:52pm

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

Just when you thought TGDN could not possibly get any stupider, they break the Stupid Barrier

It’s got to be true cause it’s on the Internet…
This is what is so cool about Mankind.. We gossip and tell big stories..
The Greeks used to gather on hills and tell stories that ‘tickle the ears’

16 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:30:49pm

This is so retarded.

17 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:30:54pm

re: #14 Vicious Babushka

Just when you thought TGDN could not possibly get any stupider, they break the Stupid Barrier

I’m not saying it was Agenda 21, but it was totally Agenda 21.

18 dragonath  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:32:11pm

Imagine my surprise that derpy ex-Philadelphia Eagle Jason Babin is a gun nut. A really dopey gun nut. It was worth it for this comment at least:

Good thing Babin is a gun nut
b/c he sure couldn’t tackle any intruder

Anyway, the Republicans are doing such a good job attracting obnoxious twerps.

19 efuseakay  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:32:14pm

re: #11 EPR-radar

The USSR really was an existential threat (of mutual destruction). Nothing else since then comes remotely close. This lack of an existential threat is clearly causing all kinds of trouble within movement conservatism.

Obama is an existential threat. Being black and all.

///

20 engineer cat  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:33:35pm

re: #16 Vicious Babushka

This is so retarded.

so far the communist revolution in america has accomplished nearly one of these goals

21 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:34:49pm

This totally explains why everyone from TGDN has been rounded up and put in real Gulags, not just TwitterGulag, and..wait, what?

22 engineer cat  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:35:03pm

“communist revolution”

“corporate farms”

what part of ‘communist’ do you not understand?

23 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:36:14pm

re: #22 engineer cat

“communist revolution”

“corporate farms”

what part of ‘communist’ do you not understand?

That TOTALLY explains why the Koch Brothers fortunes have been confiscated, all their industries nationalized, and their famous show trial and execution and…wait, what?

24 palomino  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:38:47pm

re: #16 Vicious Babushka

This is so retarded.

Thanks for wading through all this retarded hateful gibberish so I don’t have to. But how do you do it?

I come across enough of this by accident, and it’s really depressing when you realize the intensity and enormity of the irrational Obama hatred. You’ve definitely got a stronger stomach than me. Keep up the good work.

25 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:38:48pm

WTF. DERPTY DERP.

26 Iwouldprefernotto  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:38:53pm

re: #16 Vicious Babushka

This is so retarded.

Hey Farmers prove you are not a Communists and return that subsidy check from the federal govt.

27 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:39:56pm

re: #25 Vicious Babushka

WTF. DERPTY DERP.

re: #25 Vicious Babushka

WTF. DERPTY DERP.

And that matters once fucking bit in this context because?

Fucking assholes.

28 b_sharp  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:41:16pm

re: #22 engineer cat

“communist revolution”

“corporate farms”

what part of ‘communist’ do you not understand?

Worker owned factories.

29 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:41:28pm

OK, NOT TGDN because it MAKES SENSE

30 EPR-radar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:42:54pm

re: #29 Vicious Babushka

Show that to Ted Nugent, and he might start crapping himself again. Would be an improvement.

31 HoosierHoops  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:44:28pm

Awesome job by the police.. Just saw my first live Amber alert tonight.. All the TV stations went to it live with descriptions of child and abductor and plate number and make/model of car.. May this 4 year old boy make it home safe and sound.. Kudo’s to the system..And Amber

32 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:45:58pm

LOL

33 Gus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:46:16pm

re: #25 Vicious Babushka

WTF. DERPTY DERP.

Wow. That’s pretty disgusting.

34 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:47:38pm
35 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:49:40pm

About that Navy Seal who claimed to be broke and uninsured after killing Osama bin Laden…

Esquire magazine claims “The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden … Is Screwed.”

The story details the life of the Navy SEAL after the successful raid to take out the No. 1 terrorist, and it asserts that once the SEAL got out of the military he was left to fend for himself.

“…here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation:

Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.”

Except the claim about health care is wrong. And no servicemember who does less than 20 years gets a pension, unless he has to medically retire.

Like every combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the former SEAL, who is identified in the story only as “the Shooter”, is automatically eligible for five years of free healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

But the story doesn’t mention that.

36 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:51:42pm

re: #35 Vicious Babushka

About that Navy Seal who claimed to be broke and uninsured after killing Osama bin Laden…

Like every combat veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the former SEAL, who is identified in the story only as “the Shooter”, is automatically eligible for five years of free healthcare through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

If I’m not mistaken, five years isn’t the end of it — I believe they go through a reevaluation process; if you’re still needy after that time you can still get your health care through the VA.

37 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:53:20pm

Stay classy, TGDN

38 The Mountain That Blogs  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:54:37pm

re: #37 Vicious Babushka

I bet they would of.

39 Thundermother(it will turn your head around)  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:56:52pm

re: #25 Vicious Babushka

Cheesus. That’s some vicious sh*t.

40 Kragar (Antichrist )  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:58:07pm

re: #38 The Mountain That Blogs

I bet they would of.

Bet you he loves himself some Nuge, Hannity, Limbaugh, and Beck.

41 simoom  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:58:57pm

That video of Nugent with the two machine-guns from 2007:

Nugent: “I was in Chicago last week. I was in Chicago, I said, ‘Hey Obama, you might want to suck on one of these you punk’. You don’t get that, Obama, he’s a piece of shit, and I told him to suck on my machine-gun. Let’s hear it for ‘em.”

“And then I was in New York. I said, ‘Hey Hillary, you might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.’”

“I was just out in California. How about Barbara Boxer. She might want to suck on my machine-gun. Hey Diane Feinestein, ride one of these you worthless whore.”

“Any questions?… FREEEDOM!!!”

42 b_sharp  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 6:59:18pm
“…we’d sure as hell of vetted him”

English must not be his first language.

It should be:

“…we’d sure as hell have vetted him”

43 SpaceJesus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:00:19pm

re: #37 Vicious Babushka

re: #41 simoom

tiny penis man says thing

44 jaunte  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:00:49pm

re: #37 Vicious Babushka

Stay classy, TGDN

You have to appreciate a man whose hat fits his head.

45 darthstar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:05:42pm
46 efuseakay  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:06:57pm

About ex-Rep Joe Walsh not wanting to pay child support now that he’s unemployed…

Blast from the past: Joe, GET A JOB!

47 darthstar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:13:16pm

I normally don’t root against teen contestants on Jeopardy, but when some 17 year old from Kentucky insults the President of the United States and thinks he’s cute doing it, I kind of enjoy seeing him get his ass handed to him. Hopefully, the little bastard stays in third place during double jeopardy.

48 The Mountain That Blogs  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:14:45pm

re: #47 darthstar

I watched earlier, but always mute the interviews. What did he say?

49 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:15:09pm

Well.

50 Gus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:15:19pm

Earthquake
M4.9 - 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea 2013-02-12 02:57:51 UTC

Developing.

51 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:15:44pm

re: #47 darthstar

I normally don’t root against teen contestants on Jeopardy, but when some 17 year old from Kentucky insults the President of the United States and thinks he’s cute doing it, I kind of enjoy seeing him get his ass handed to him. Hopefully, the little bastard stays in third place during double jeopardy.

You’ve got to be talking about that weasel in the middle, right?

52 darthstar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:15:59pm

re: #48 The Mountain That Blogs

I watched earlier, but always mute the interviews. What did he say?

In the earlier round, he said he wanted to be president because it was time we had someone intelligent in the office.

53 Vicious Babushka  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:15:59pm

re: #50 Gus

Earthquake
M4.9 - 24km ENE of Sungjibaegam, North Korea 2013-02-12 02:57:51 UTC

Developing.

That was their second test of an EMP.//

54 darthstar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:16:12pm

re: #51 BongCrodny

You’ve got to be talking about that weasel in the middle, right?

Yeah.

55 The Mountain That Blogs  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:16:43pm

re: #52 darthstar

Screw that. Hope he loses.

56 darthstar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:16:46pm

I do like the brother with the big fro on the end. I hope he wins…he’s got the whole casual thing going.

57 b_sharp  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:17:27pm

re: #56 darthstar

I do like the brother with the big fro on the end. I hope he wins…he’s got the whole casual thing going.

The baby on the other end will win.

58 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:17:33pm

re: #56 darthstar

I do like the brother with the big fro on the end. I hope he wins…he’s got the whole casual thing going.

Don’t look good for him, though. He missed the Steinbeck final jeopardy and he’s a mile behind.

59 BongCrodny  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:18:27pm

re: #54 darthstar

Yeah.

I don’t know why, but I really got the feeling that that kid was in love with himself.

60 darthstar  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:22:24pm

re: #58 BongCrodny

Don’t look good for him, though. He missed the Steinbeck final jeopardy and he’s a mile behind.

Some of us haven’t seen the final jeopardy category yet. Oh well…I’m okay with the little guy winning, so long as the jeweler’s son with the capped teeth finds himself going to Kentucky State next year.

61 Gus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:22:24pm

Previous nuclear test in North Korea was located at 41.306°N 129.029°E. [Link: en.wikipedia.org…]

62 Gus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:24:07pm

Recent seismic activity in North Korea located at 41.299°N 129.081°E. [Link: earthquake.usgs.gov…]

63 Killgore Trout  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:28:40pm

USGS: Earthquake detected in North Korea

The U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday it had detected a magnitude 4.9 earthquake in North Korea, but neither Pyongyang nor Seoul confirmed whether North Korea had conducted its widely anticipated third nuclear test.

64 goddamnedfrank  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:31:50pm
Prior to his arrest, Llaneza met with a man he thought was connected with the Taliban and the mujahidin in Afghanistan — though he was actually an undercover FBI agent. The terrorist suspect suggested carrying out an attack against a bank in the San Francisco Bay Area using a car bomb. He planned to carry out the false flag attack and make it appear as if “the responsible party was an umbrella organization for a loose collection of anti-government militias and their sympathizers.”

“Llaneza’s stated goal was to trigger a governmental crackdown, which he expected would trigger a right-wing counter-response against the government followed by, he hoped, civil war,” the FBI release states.

It’s the desire to find a collaborator that does them in every time.

65 Gus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:32:07pm

re: #63 Killgore Trout

USGS: Earthquake detected in North Korea

First world problems. //

66 Gus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:32:20pm
67 SpaceJesus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:33:46pm

*kim il sung emerges from eastern korean mountain in giant battle robot suit*

68 b_sharp  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:40:03pm

re: #66 Gus

Is that a unicorn I see?

69 jaunte  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:41:59pm

Stealth Creationist Meets Open Creationist: Texas SBOE Chair Barbara Cargill and State Sen. Donna Campbell

“At today’s Senate confirmation hearing on Barbara Cargill’s reappointment as State Board of Education chair, Texans got a chance to see two of their elected leaders vandalizing the concept of science education in public schools.”

Sen. Campbell:
“Are we saying with this conversation here, which I’m kind of coming in here – that there is opposition, because we do not have the scientific facts to teach creation – that God did create world and man – I mean, are we trying to eliminate that? Or are we just saying we want to include evolution, or where are we there?”

Ms. Cargill:
“So what we want teachers to do is to be sure and teach the parts of the fossil record in that, if you look at what has been discovered so far, that science might show that there are links between different species. So that would be one part of the science; what I would consider a strength to the theory of evolution. But then let’s look at some more science. What about stasis, which are periods of time where no new fossils appeared. Or let’s talk about transitional fossils and how some of those are missing from the fossil record, and how less than 1% of all fossils have been discovered. So it’s still all science that they’re discussing….”

Sen. Campbell:
(talking about teaching creationism in public schools):
“But we don’t want to eliminate those things that you still do have to go on faith that are out there. I mean we—you know, science is—there are some things I you know would venture to say we’re not gonna know until we, you know, go on to eternity. Obviously I’m a Christian. I do believe in God as the creator of life, so I’m trying to make, I’m just trying to see and I don’t know if it’s your purview or if I need to check with the TEA, where that falls in line. To make sure we’re not just teaching that evolution is our only—because we can measure. To me, obviously I if I was creating anything and I had a good model like DNA, I’d use it and just tweak it a bit and have a monkey here or fish here or whatever.”

70 Gus  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:50:49pm

Ho hum.

71 Mich-again  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:55:48pm
“So what we want teachers to do is to be sure and teach the parts of the fossil record in that, if you look at what has been discovered so far, that science might show that there are links between different species. So that would be one part of the science; what I would consider a strength to the theory of evolution. But then let’s look at some more science.

I like to point out that the same people who always shoot holes in evolutionary science are 100% on the science bandwagon whenever DNA evidence can be used to prosecute a suspect or better yet send them to the gallows.

72 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 7:56:10pm

Based on a layman’s understanding of nuclear yields to seismic energy, assuming the quake in NK is the result of a nuclear test, then they can pat themselves on the back…they’ve gone up from a fizzle to a firecracker.

73 Joanne  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:23:33pm

re: #64 goddamnedfrank

It’s the desire to find a collaborator that does them in every time.

Wow. The Blaze looks just like the Breitbart site.

Same diff, I suppose.

74 aagcobb  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:24:08pm

On the topic, the GOP isn’t even really the party of white people, but more specifically the party of white evangelical and born again christians. Obama actually won whites who aren’t evangelicals. The GOP is more of a white nationalist religious cult than a secular political party.

75 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:34:42pm

More info trickling in as time goes by. Apparently the earthquake in NK has now been pegged at closer to 5.0, with reports calling it “unusual.” Being noted that the area where its centered is not known for quakes, especially at such a shallow depth.

76 Interesting Times  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:34:43pm
77 [deleted]  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:44:24pm
78 Targetpractice  Mon, Feb 11, 2013 8:50:55pm

re: #77 doughboy

climate change?

Evidence is looking more and more like the NorKs popped off a nuke.

79 Chrysicat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:50:56am

re: #42 b_sharp

Let me character-count it…I think it may be maxed with ‘of’, which would half-explain it—you’d have to cut something somewhere else :-P

80 Destro  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 6:59:06am

re: #4 Kragar (Antichrist )

States rights are complete bullshit once you realize how many times the South had the Federal government back their states rights over the rest of the Union.

Same thing as gay marriage. They want it to be Federal law if they can ban it, but if it looks like its allowed, they want to make it a state issue.

Calhoun himself only adopted his later views when he lost out on a tariff vote that he and the Southern plantation aristocrats were against. He then went home and sulked and renounced his former ideology which was pro-federalist.

So they are all about imposing govt’s power on others but not when it disfavors them and it has been that way from the South since Calhoun.

81 Chrysicat  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:30:31am

re: #64 goddamnedfrank

Gaaaaah! Next time link to the cached site! I just gave The Blaze ad revenue!

And I need brain-bleach after even dipping a toe into the comment section!

82 Robur  Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:09:00am

One term people..one term is the root of the GOP’s ideological dilema, one term caused this mind bending swing to the right and off the road!..That term is pathological Christianity(belief). It has infected the very marrow of what at one time was an honorable group of people,they have been taken hostage by a cabal of leaders and TV prostelitizers who force fear and ignorance on to them. Only now are the American people starting to wake up to this dark time.


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More: Amazing RED Camera Footage Kelly Slater's 540 Air There's a reason why people refer to 11-time world champ Kelly Slater as "the king". This clip/maneuver is yet another ground-breaking moment in the history of surfing.

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Rightwingconspirator
1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years-We Made It Worse
"It was the worst by a large margin, falling pretty far outside the normal range of variability that we see in the record," said climate scientist Ben Cook at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Cook ...

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Daniel Johnston-True Love Will Find You In The End.
A simple, imperfect, brilliant song, by a fascinating man. Link

1 week, 1 day ago
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Bubblehead II
High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho
[large]YES![/large] WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can go ahead in Idaho. More: High Court Lifts Hold on Gay Marriage in Idaho [large]YES![/large]

1 week, 4 days ago
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 Frank says:

I knew Jimi (Hendrix) and I think that the best thing you could say about Jimi was: there was a person who shouldn't use drugs. -- From the second of two FZ interviews which were transcribed from an imported CD called "The Frank Zappa Interview Picture Disk". Conducted sometime in early to mid 1984.