8:33 am November 22, 2012, by Jay
Downtown Atlanta, as seen in a photo taken Wednesday by a daughter returning home for the holidays.
– Jay Bookman
November 23rd, 201210:52 pm
ain’t no holla back gurl!
November 23rd, 201211:02 pm
Kam’s had me burrowing up in here all day.
November 23rd, 201211:03 pm
I’m fully aware I could and should be banned for this but it’s on topic.
November 23rd, 201211:06 pm
little Kam, child, may the gerbil find a home within your colon.
November 23rd, 201211:08 pm
Ban both of us.
November 23rd, 201211:12 pm
Kam had burritos and refried beans. Oooh he is stinky.
tick tick tick.
November 23rd, 201211:16 pm
I’m coming home I’ve done my time,
Kam’s had me running in a long line,
Tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree,
And while I’m stuck up here say a prayer for me!
Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes
November 23rd, 201211:31 pm
Barrrrump a rump rump, barrump a rump rump. Kam has me burrowing up that rumparump rump, rumparump rump. Barrump a rump rump. Rump the rump rump.
November 23rd, 201211:49 pm
November 24th, 20121:02 am
November 24th, 20128:58 am
RIP Larry Hagman
/somebody needs to make sure Mary Crosby wasn’t handling the meds…
November 24th, 20129:50 am
Looks like Saxby may be growing a brain, and some other stuff. Good for him.
November 24th, 201210:15 am
Don’t be too sure. Saxby, like all Republican politicians, will do or say anything he thinks is necessary to stay in office.
St Simons - he-ne-ha BOOTAKOOK 2014
November 24th, 201210:17 am
27 days left in this draconian old age.
you cannot stop the universe.
November 24th, 201210:32 am
Thankful to live in such a beautiful city in the country of my ancestors. Thankful to be an American. We should ask for the blessing of those who would seek to dissolve the union of the the great United States – that they would endeavor to ask themselves what there expression of this resolve means – that they would examine their lives, the world around them and make an honest assessment of whether the misery of such a disunion would end in a happier, more prosperous republic.
We should ask them to take the time to read a story that describes just some of the things for which we should be thankful.
November 24th, 201211:05 am
“When Mayan calendars are outlawed, only outlaws will have Mayan calendars.”
– Thomas “K’inich Janaab’ Pakal” Jefferson
November 24th, 201211:10 am
KAM? You in town? You wanna watch the Dawgs/Jackets game? I don’t have my phone down here lol. If you do I’ll go find it.
November 24th, 201211:12 am
Where you wanna meet?
November 24th, 201211:13 am
Grab you phone and gimme a text.
November 24th, 201211:17 am
i think to be lib appropriate, that we remove the word “Thanks” from Thanksgiving… seems to religious, like we are giving thanks to a higher power for something… and in lib land we don’t like that. And in lib land “giving” is kinda an unusual concept… now “taking”…. libs know that concept well and put it into practice often…
November 24th, 201211:25 am
Don’t worry. I still woould not trust him with a three dollar bill. But at least he is talking about a tax increase and not being bound by the no tax plegde.
I keep hoping he will have some opposition and get put out to pasture but no luck so far.
November 24th, 201211:27 am
lib idiot – Happy thanksgiving to you to.
November 24th, 201211:48 am
Idiot, it’s good to see that you are enjoying these post-election holidays.
Hope you and yours enjoyed your stuffed crow TV dinners!
November 24th, 201212:18 pm
Where is my ham sammich?
November 24th, 201212:37 pm
bless your shriveled black heart…
November 24th, 201212:42 pm
Heh… Lib Idiot (at least part of it’s nomme de guerre is correct…) doesn’t realize that the majority of the resident and vocal wingnuts & teatards who live here on Bookman’s libural blog are takers by their very own definition… They suffer from NIMMB (Not In My Mail Box)…Or TGCDC (That Gubbimint Check Don’t Count)…
November 24th, 201212:57 pm
Hey, remember when the cons thought they could run anyone to beat Obama?
That was was funny.
November 24th, 201212:58 pm
I heard you take protection and services from the police, firefighters and our military.
Yep, just another “taker”.
November 24th, 20121:26 pm
getalife, bring me turkey pot pie!
November 24th, 20121:34 pm
No pie for you!
Besides, don’t you know, we have to worry about our blood pressure here?
What’s your take on Morsi and events?
November 24th, 20121:37 pm
Happy Takesgiving to you and yours from your friends on the Rez…
November 24th, 20121:43 pm
josef, that’s what red wine is for
November 24th, 20121:44 pm
Lib idiot, that’s not very nice.
November 24th, 20122:00 pm
I thought it was a dumb move after a dictatorship.
November 24th, 20123:21 pm
Looks like Morsi is not what Egypt was looking for. If he backs off he may survice, otherwise, more unrest and violence.
November 24th, 20125:06 pm
Does anybody think Gene Chizik’s gonna come out of the locker room for the 2nd half?
November 24th, 20125:13 pm
I think he should back down off that power grab too.
The Dawgs will give you some competition.
SEC winner will take the Championship again.
November 24th, 20125:43 pm
I think it will be a game to rival the Alabama/LSU game. It will definitely be worth watching.
November 24th, 20126:19 pm
I’m watching the end of a football game between Grambling and Southern U. All the players on both teams look to be black.
I wonder why NBC is showing this game as though it’s perectly OK for everyone to be black?
I wonder if NBC would show a game between two teams where everyone is white?
I wonder why, after over 40 years of civil rights legislation, this double standard still exists.
I wonder why the black community doesn’t seem to understand how this is damaging any possible civil rights progress?
I wonder if they even care?
I wonder how our political leaders became so gutless that they don’t dare say a word about this?
November 24th, 20126:58 pm
@Indigo, I wonder if you watch much division 1 football, the vast majority of starters are black;see the Ga.-GT game.Tech has Offensive lineman that are white, so does Ga. Vast majority of other positions are manned by blacks. Most, many explain this as blacks are faster and bigger..watching fla vsfsu, 22 players on the filed: 20 are black. Football is a meritocracy, my hope that the entire country will put the best people “in play’ regardless of race color or creed–I care about that.
There is no double standard. Southern U. and Grambling U. offers scholarships and is open to any students who apply. You live in some tutti fruitti lala land if you think this society has achieved full integration. There have been White football players in the SWAC (Southwestern Athletic Conference), and there are many White students at SWAC Universities.
As a proud graduate from a SWAC school, I’m offering you a free chill pill, bro. You might wanna read up on things before you go blabbering off and putting your ignorance on full display.
What would you say if you knew that all a White student had to do was fill out an application to one of those schools and they automatically got a full paid scholarship? You don’t know the first damn thing about HBCU’s, and it’s quite obvious from that crap you just posted.
HBCU’s offer a chance for Blacks to go to college that many of your “White” universities wouldn’t even give an application to. As I said earlier, go educate yourself first. After that, then go back and read what you posted and see how dumb it makes you look.
Brosephus™ - Alabama State Universty Hornet, and proud about it!!!!!
November 24th, 20126:59 pm
By the way…..
ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep Up the Good Fight!
November 24th, 20127:24 pm
I guess someone does not watch a lot of hockey.
I wonder why the black community doesn’t seem to understand how this is damaging any possible civil rights progress? I wonder if they even care?
What idiot ignorant commentary and analysis. Just more sickening tone deafness from the right wingnuts.
November 24th, 20127:25 pm
“What idiot ignorant commentary and analysis. Just more sickening tone deafness from the right wingnuts”
And he’ll never see that the fact that he noticed how many of the players were not white is FAR greater proof of how far integration has to go then the number of black players will ever say.
November 24th, 20127:27 pm
I always get tickled when some wack-o comes in with that thingie about giving preference to Black students. They have no idea that the HBCUs are under the same guidelines and pressures to broaden their student populations…
November 24th, 20127:34 pm
Funny the things you may notice. A few years ago there was a complaint making the rounds about how few Black faces there were on television. So, just out of curiosity, I ran my own survey. I went channel surfing, a split second on each of the channels on my cable subscription. Surprise! After several such run throughs at different times, the average came out to 62%. No way would I have put it that high as “hypothesis” and it doesn’t take into consideration what the programming was (ads, news, sit coms, movies, whether or not the programming was a mixed cast, etc.) just, did I see a Black face…
November 24th, 20127:37 pm
Brosephus – “all a white student had to do is fill out an application”
On the field and in the stands, almost EVERYONE was black. This is a double standard, regarless of your denial.
Major civil rights legislation was passed in the 60’s, over FORTY FIVE years ago. That’s more than HALF a lifetime. How much longer do you propose we keep this double standard?
As for “many of your White universities wouldn’t even give an application to”, if that’s true, why aren’t Jessie and Al leading protests marches to stop such obvious discrimination.
I think you do protest too much and your reply is tinged with bitterness and racism.
November 24th, 20127:38 pm
“Funny the things you may notice”
Yep, and integration will be well on it’s way to “complete” when it isn’t neccessary to HAVE to notice. I remember that complaint, but I remember it differently. The one I remember is a lament about how few leading roles were held by blacks.
November 24th, 20127:39 pm
Well I also appreciate ( ) the claim that somehow the passage of civil rights legislation 40 some years ago apparently ended all discrimination immediately in the minds of wingnuts. Why just like it all ended after the civil war….. why its not like there were busing issues, integration issues, etc. You know, legislation immediately fixed it all, right?
November 24th, 20127:40 pm
Keep – “I guess someone does not watch a lot of hockey”
I was talking about FOOTBALL, you hockey puck.
No doubt your homeschooling just has not progressed to the point you can understand a double standard and lack of civil rights progress.
November 24th, 20127:42 pm
“No doubt your homeschooling”
Well, now we know indigo’s ultimate “insult”…since he used pretty much the same words to me yestered. Think he’ll be surprised when it falls flat?
November 24th, 20127:43 pm
Someone is moving the hockey goalposts now…..
November 24th, 20127:44 pm
josef aka dweeb
If “HBCU’s are under the same pressures and guidlines to broaden their student populations”, why were almost ALL the students at Grambling today, both on the field and in the stands, black.
November 24th, 20127:47 pm
Doggone/GA – 7:25
That comment makes no sense at all.
I hope your mommie and daddy are rich as it’s clear you’ll need substantial financial assistance from here on in.
November 24th, 20127:49 pm
“That comment makes no sense at all”
As I said…he’ll never notice
November 24th, 20127:54 pm
Doggone, I am just devastated by the homeschooling comment.
You’re right….he’ll never notice.
Is our troll suggesting that certain school games should not be broadcast on television because they do not have white people on the team? I wonder if he’ll notice that most of the players are male and yet our population is 50% or more women?
November 24th, 20127:58 pm
I much agree with that when it won’t matter…the comment I responded to was “how many Black faces” and it was in the same discussion as the more specific issue “in leading roles” I took the challenge of how many (no categorization) just to see for myself, since it was not something I had ever paid particular attention to. Like I said, I was surprised. Now, when you start breaking it down into categories, a more realistic picture does emerge….
Why? Whites are hesitant to take advantage of the offers,,,why?
“I wonder if he’ll notice that most of the players are male and yet our population is 50% or more women?”
Well…maybe he’ll notice now!
November 24th, 20128:11 pm
BTW, the head football coach at Alcorn University, Jay Hopson, is white…
November 24th, 20128:23 pm
“When home schooling is outlawed, only outlaws will be home schooled.”
– Thomas “John Holt” Jefferson
November 24th, 20128:36 pm
Only one racist con left on this blog?
November 24th, 20128:38 pm
“Only one racist con left on this blog?”
Unlikely. Just the only one that appears to be here tonight…so far.
November 24th, 20128:39 pm
I think indigo is indigone…not sure. He’s like the jock itch. Just when you think you’re rid of it, it comes back.
November 24th, 20128:42 pm
Doggone and josef,
Of all the things to talk about, indigo chose to talk about race.
November 24th, 20128:47 pm
“Just when you think you’re rid of it, it comes back.”
Yeah, that’s his style
sports and beer, much better than bread and circuses…
I think his mama must’ve been scared by a rich, home-schooled, Black, Christian when she was carrying him…
Do you not know what the hell Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) mean? Why don’t you go and research the history behind those two schools that had almost all Blacks on the field and in the stands.
Southern A&M Univeristy: The concept of Southern University was put forth by P. B. S. Pinchback, T. T. Allain, Henry Demas, and as an institution “for the education of persons of color” at the 1879 Louisiana State Constitutional Convention. In April 1880, the Louisiana General Assembly chartered Southern University, originally located in New Orleans. Southern opened its doors on March 7, 1881 with twelve students. One of the original locations of the early campus was the former Israel Sinai Temple on Calliope Street, between St. Charles and Camp streets in New Orleans. Southern became a land grant school in 1890, and an Agricultural and Mechanical department was established.
Grambling University: Grambling State was founded in 1901 and accredited in 1949. The school became Grambling College in 1946 named after a white sawmill owner, P. G. Grambling, who donated a parcel of land for the school to be constructed. With the addition of graduate departments, Grambling gained university status in 1974. Grambling State University emerged from the desire of African-American farmers in rural north Louisiana who wanted to educate other African Americans in the northern part of the state. In 1896, the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association was formed to organize and operate a school. After opening a small school west of what is now the town of Grambling, the Association requested assistance from Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Charles P. Adams, sent to aid the group in organizing an industrial school, became its founder and first president.
What part of HISTORICAL do you not understand? Alabama State University, my alma mater, was founded in 1867. Are you advocating shutting down Harvard U., Georgia Tech, or the University of Georgia simply because of laws passed in the 1960’s? Why should HBCU’s be shut down but not other schools. Do you realize how R-A-C-I-S-T that comes across? Many of these schools were founded at the end of the Civil War and during Reconstruction.
There is no bitterness or racism in my responses. I’m only disappointed in the fact that you don’t have a friggin’ clue about the history of your country. If America had welcomed freed slaves with open arms and no preconditions, there would be no HBCU’s today. If America actually fully integrated it’s society, there would be no need today for HBCU’s, other than preserving the history that’s already there.
Why don’t you go look up the demographics of Tennessee State University. You’re so focused on the football field and the stands that you don’t seem to understand that college is all about classrooms too. You talk about something you “saw” on tv. I lived that life, and what you “saw” don’t amount to a droplet of water in the Pacific Ocean.
November 24th, 20128:48 pm
November 24th, 20128:49 pm
“Of all the things to talk about, indigo chose to talk about race”
Odds are, if that one doesn’t take off…he’ll be back with another subject to try to rouse a response.
November 24th, 20128:53 pm
“When HBCUs are outlawed, only outlaws will have HCBUs”
–Thomas George Jefferson
November 24th, 20128:55 pm
think DebbieDo will need a get well card ?
November 24th, 2012
Sorry indigo , but i pay alot of dollars into the system, so it is okay to get something for it. But what is not ok (true taking) is getting much more than you pay into, or not paying into at all. You speak like a typical lib and play semantics, illogical justification, or half truths…
As for the rest of you, i was just messing with you “turkeys”… and you flip out in typical fashion when something gets to close to the truth…
November 24th, 20128:59 pm
“when something gets to close to the truth.”
A con telling the truth?
November 24th, 20129:00 pm
I think indigo needs to go read up on Knight v State of Alabama for one. Maybe, he’d be impressed if I took him on campus and he saw all the White students in class. Maybe the fact that Alabama has it’s State Dept of Forensics located on the campus of Alabama State amongst all those Black students would make him scratch his head. He’d likely sh*t a brick if he saw the number of international students walking around the campus.
If you make it back, take a look at some of the photos from these playing fields.
Hopefully, that will make you feel better…
November 24th, 20129:03 pm
I will not mention a thing about this to her. My only hope is that Mayflower offers Chizik a serious discount on the moving vans. I figure they were parked in front of his home by halftime.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference released its 2012 all-conference soccer team team and Alabama State midfielder Anastasia McCleary was named was named Freshman of the Year. The Queenland, Australia native had three goals and five assists. Her assists total was tops in the SWAC. During a non-conference match against Judson College, McCleary had a pair of goals and three assists. She also earned SWAC Player of the Week during the season.
November 24th, 20129:07 pm
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November 24th, 20129:28 pm
Since Indigo’c comment, this blog is as twisted and circuitous as a politician answering a question (please note, I did not saw “Liberal” or “conservative “politician). Probably a more interesting question is the actual amount of social integration on ANY campus, especially those schools that have large numbers of both blacks and whites.
November 24th, 20129:29 pm
That was one hell of a catch…
November 24th, 20129:32 pm
What is the graduation rate for LSU football team…? or Georgia or alabama, or…….
Probably a more interesting question is the actual amount of social integration on ANY campus, especially those schools that have large numbers of both blacks and whites.
I don’t think that could acurately be measured as there are likely local influences that would make each campus unique.
November 24th, 20129:36 pm
What is the graduation rate for LSU football team…? or Georgia or alabama, or…….
What bearing does that have on the current conversation?
November 24th, 20129:37 pm
What… is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
November 24th, 20129:38 pm
“What is the graduation rate for LSU football team…?”
To the NFL?
November 24th, 20129:43 pm
you guys where commenting on the LSU catch, schools are for education, too much of that does not occur in the SEC football arena, Interestingly, Notre Dame is #1 in the poles and #1 in GSR. So you can have good academics and success in football.
Had a bad weekend Brosephus, man you are always a bit touchy, but speaking of chill pills you need 2.
As for you response to my question, I doubt it can’t be studied and empriric observation supports the notion that social integration rates are low, go visit any college cafeteria…Furthermore there are “black” frats and “white ” frats ….I think that is the bigger question over HBCU’s ,but does support the implicit lack of social integration
November 24th, 20129:44 pm
@Kam, what altitude?
November 24th, 20129:45 pm
Does a player, such as Barrett Jones, qualify as two graduates since he’s already graduated and working at finishing his master’s degree?
November 24th, 20129:52 pm
No bad weekend here bro. Simply educating the uneducated as to the nature of HBCU’s. Instead of a-s-s-u-m-i-n-g how things are on campus, one would think it’s much easier to simply ask someone who’s gone to school there. Then again, that would require a White person to actually befriend a Black who graduated from a HBCU, wouldn’t it?
As to integration rates, as I stated, it’s all based on locale. At my school, we were all one. The city of Montgomery made it that way as it was a matter of ASU students vs the city. Only recently have White students there not been ostracized by the residents of Montgomery simply for attending that school.
In addition, I belong to the Prince Hall Affiliated Masonic order. As the namesake was one of the first Black Masons in America, that particular order has been labeled as the “Black Masons” by most people. In fact, there are numerous non-Blacks who are quite prominent in the organization. You will also find there are Blacks who belong to “White” fraternal groups as well as Whites who belong to “Black” fraternal groups. If you don’t associate with, or seek to find these things, they are just as foreign as trying to speak Mandarin Chinese.
November 24th, 20129:54 pm
No, it would be % of players…….who graduate, not number of degrees per player….
Anyway , “working at” isn’t an actual degree.
@getalife, point taken , I don’t know what % of LSU football players go to the NFL…
November 24th, 201210:02 pm
@ Bro,No kidding they are a few cases of mixing, I am talking about overall percentages. Unfortunately a racist bigot who can think only in black and white, can not understand that most aspects of life are shades of grey. Most people understand that there is an implicit number on atypical occurrences, the question is HOW “atypical” is the “atypical”? As for befriending, I have actually taught professional students of a HBCU.
As for Black Masons or White Masons, in the immortal words of Kamchak”
“there’s your sign”
November 24th, 201210:05 pm
Zack Galalianakis,…..That IS impressive!…………….
I have actually taught professional students at Oxford.
November 24th, 201210:08 pm
I said “working at” because I have no idea of how many hours he has left to get his masters. He finished his undergrad with a 4.0 GPA in accounting in 2011 and is still carrying that same GPA while doing his master’s work.
I knew what you were referring to, and I simply pointed out Mr. Jones as a point that student athlete means just that.
2010 graduation rates for major conferences. The one thing that never gets addressed is the number of athletes who leave school early to go pro in sports. If I remember correctly, that student counts against the graduation rate, and nothing’s done to adjust the rate if that same person completes their degree while playing in the pros.
November 24th, 201210:12 pm
oxford, across the pond? Jolly good, I took a First in History, class of 1896…Which college associated with Oxford? I am delighted to meet an Oxford man, we must have a brandy together…
November 24th, 201210:13 pm
Emory at Oxford?
November 24th, 201210:16 pm
I think, therefore I am.
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