Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
Gryph, could you post those maps separately? I'd like to copy a couple for my files, but can only pull the first one.
Go grab the free graphics app, Irfanview and open the graphic. Under options you can open the gif, extract all the frames and save them
Irfanview doesn't work on a Mac. Any other ideas?
Yet they accuse our President and Vice President of being racial. I'm SO sick of their projection of hatred onto others. Grow the hell UP already, faux "Christians!"
I saw a map after the last presidential election that overlaid election results by county with slave ownership per civil war. The red areas matched exactly.
Interesting but no surprise.
These visuals are simply genius because they convey tons of pertinent information quickly. No essay with footnotes can make such an immediate impact.Thank you for them, Gryphen.
From this I gather most folks in the south still want... a slave to fetch their chicken sandwich, don't think their wife is smart enough to vote, and want to legalize "honor killings" if their daughter married a black person.any wonder why the guy filed a lawsuit because a black person bagged his groceries?
don't think their wife is smart enough to vote, and want to legalize "honor killings" if their daughter married a black person.*************************Or if their son married a black woman.
don't think their wife is smart enough to vote, and want to legalize "honor killings" if their daughter married a black person.**********************************Or if their son married a black woman.
Nope, I ain't noticing any trends in yer fancy drawins and pitchers yet. But beings I'm a son of the South (where us REAL Mer'cuns live), gimme a few extree minutes and I'm sure I'll figger out how God knowed to put all 'em ChikFilA's in juusstt the right locations.Ummm, lemme see, that'd prolly be in tha Ole Test'ment, huh? I bet it'd be close to that sto-ree whir God said don't be no queer an' don't be eating no bacon or no crawfish. That's cuz them crawdads was perty hard to find in North Afriky an' tha Middel East 5 or 6 thousand years ago, so's a man'd go broke tryin' to feed 3 or 4 wives an' all them rugrats a buncha mudbugs ever nite fer supper.
OK,you said mudbugs,where in Louisiana are you from?
Ok, here's somebody who knows what's good to eat. I moved to BR to go to LSU and lived there another 6 yrs after I graduated. You from from South LA?
Mississippi Coast here.....spent over half my life there and 17 in the Midwest. Sorry, y'all are doing it wrong. The Midwest's "values" include segregation, fear of other races and suspicion concerning "those kind of people" moving into the nice suburbs, apparently built to keep "those people" in the correct part of town for their race. BTW, Chik-Fil-A is horrible; I've stuck things to my Foreman Grill that tasted better, I'm JEWISH (have had zero trouble there), married a coon-ass (look it up), I love the Saints and Tigers, will eat a huge amount of mudbugs in a sitting, have worked in a "man's world" with respect. BTW, they are "crawFISH", not crawdads. You sound like a smart-ass Yankee to me. If we're so damn bad in the South, leave your RVs at home, stay off our beaches, don't admire our "accents" (y'all have the accents, BTW), enjoy our cultural mix of hospitality, don't show your asses at Mardi Gras, and take those stupid foam cheese wedges off your heads. Finally, the SEC has THE strongest conference in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS!
Very! The Chik-Fil-A/Civil Rights connection!
Nothing like waking up to yet another display which makes me ashamed to be black and southern. You'd really think people would "get it" after looking at something like this, but I have a feeling the people who NEED their eyes opened most will simply see it as "yeehaw! we got all the chik fil a's!"
They can have all those damn chick fil a's.
Come on Nyah, it could be worse. You could be white, southern and male.I don't suppose you've heard any of the stereotypes about us, have you? s/It's humbling to a degree to be pre-labeled a redneck dumbass just because I was born and raised in a particular region, but one thing I have learned is that the people who are that shallow to judge others are probably not going to be convinced otherwise just by reviewing my resume to begin with, nor to be honest, from talking to me either. My dialect is true to the area I grew up in, and it gets even stronger after an extended visit during holidays or whatever. Or so say my friends, anyway. Once someone has met me or seen the fruits of my labor, THEN they can call me a dumbass redneck if that's their learned opinion. But you know, if there's someone whose opinion of me really matters, they're not likely to be a person who allows any pre-conceived notions to trump their own perceptions gained through actual observations once we've actually interacted. Nyah, I'm sure you and I both know folks that meet a lot of different stereotypes-good and bad- within the region and outside just as well. Plus, I'm just as confident that we both know many individuals that are counter to those same stereotypes. Jesus said to love everbody and be nice to them, so I try to all the time and fail often. But I don't stop trying just because I didn't get it right this time. Although I've become agnostic as I've gotten older, there's some pretty good advice for everybody in His words regardless of their religious affinity, if any. I do love me some ChikFilA sandwiches with their waffle fries occasionally, but I've given them up on principle here lately until they change their policies that contribute to the discrimination against my friends (and lots of other good people that don't know personally) that deserve the same rights and respect as we all desire. I'll be okay until someone tells me something similar about Popeye's Chicken. That will be a sad day when I have to boycott their spicy fried chicken and dirty rice. Red beans& rice, too. Damn, it's gotta be getting' close to lunchtime.
I'll second that, since I've spent time in NO, I now make a killer bowl of red beans and rice.
Toasty, I bet you don't fail near as often as you think you do. Also, too- Please, please, please don't let Popye's have any racist, homophobic, or classist views. Popye's is my once a month indulgence of fast food and if I had to give up that buttery, crumbly biscuit sprinkled over the zesty RB&R-Sorry, where was I? My mind just Homer Simpson'd on me. MMMMmmmm. Pop-eyezzzzzz.
Try to stop playing the victime so much, it only destroys your own credibility. The Gay community overreacted to the CFA thing and they got burnt. Now it's time to shut up and do some damage control.
GEt over it soon jesse. CFA won bigtime and your queer cause got put back about 10 years because of the over reaction.
9:46AM/9:50 AMYou sound pretty miserable for someone to have backed a "winner". CFA had a big sales day. There's no doubting that. How big?Do you have any numbers? No, of course you don't.What about the following day? Nope, you don't have those numbers either.What about the following week? Were they up versus last year for the same period?What about two weeks later versus the same period last year?The week following that?Why doe that matter? Um, because all of those same restaurants are open today still, but a lot of those customers haven't been in there since.Oh, but CFA won big time. s/ If you're convinced that having big sales for one day makes a restaurant more profitable over the long haul despite instantly tarnishing its brand is the way to win in business, fine.But I won't be investing in any of your business ideas. Not because of whether you're gay or not, because I couldn't care any less than I do about your sexuality. And not because you're a simple-minded bigot, either. [Although any success you ever attain will be limited by your shallow, narrow-minded attitude, you are probably unaware of your deficiencies, because you seem to be rather proud of your ignorance. It's okay, some folks never try to learn to get past their own prejudices and bigotry, but they never succeed and cannot understand what is holding them back.]No, the reason I won't invest in your business as a customer or as an investor is because if there's anything that should be politically neutral and fair to everyone, it's a business entity. Otherwise, you are simply cutting off your own nose to spite your face, if you're familiar with the term. Do you think that fewer customers are now going to buy more chicken sandwiches from CFA over the long haul? For that one day, yes. For the week, yes I'm sure they were up for the week, and perhaps for the month because of that one day. But period over period over the long haul? Not a chance. Not on a per unit basis, which is the only way you keep score in a multi-unit biz like CFA. Sure, opening more restaurants will increase sales, but also uses capital, increases expenses, and sometimes squeezes margins while increasing your capacity with those fixed costs.But if you are one of those who thinks that alienating a significant portion of your customer base is the way to increase profitability, I can tell you one of the reasons you are probably broke, and will always be broke until you understand why you're broke.Biz 101 lesson for troll is now over. Dismissed.
Popeye's Chicken is better. I'm hoping also too, that I don't find out they're yet another company I'll need to avoid.
Popeye's IS better, but if you ever have a chance, give Cluck U a try! It's the closest ever to real southern buttermilk and hot sauce marinated, double breaded and dipped REAL lard fried chicken. Who,in their right mind (pun not intended) marinates chicken in PICKLE JUICE? CFA fucked up big time. Alienating a huge segment of people who, btw, traditionally have a lot more "Discretionary Spending Money" than "Traditional christian one man one woman tons of children Christofascist bigots" who practice hate in front of their children.
The more things change the more they remain the same... but I repeat myself. fromthediagonal
G, you're so damn clever. I mean--- tellin' Google to put a National Organization for Marriage ad right between yer two posts this morning. The ad's got the picture of Sarah and her "Bag o' chicken-sammiches-n-cold-dranks-carryin'-boy", Toddy in the Chik FEE-Lay picture where Todd's havin'to carry all the shit cuz Sarah has EVIDENTLY just pulled her thumb outa Toddy-boy's ass and is showin' it to the the one takin' the pitch-er..Here's a link to a copy of the ad in case you're seeing a different one:http://tinyurl.com/Saras-thumb-up-Toddy-woohoo
When I lived in Memphis, I heard an interesting saying...."The South: 100 years of progress, unhampered by change." I'm not sure if it was tongue-in-cheek or not.
Might have been better if the South did separate from the Union.even now I think this country should split into America and Jesusstan.
Karen! I was just thinking about that a few days ago! We should have just let them secede, and all of the rednecks could elect their own white male Presidents. Of course by now they would have become a third world country, and we'd have an even worse immigration problem. Or they'd have gotten us all nuked with their loud ignorant hatred. Sigh...
The rednecks are not smart enough to run a country.
And they'll cling to their guns, their ammo, their unread Bibles, and their pregnant teens to prove it!
Please don't abandon me :(
1) As a Wisconsinite I am saddened by how far backwards our state has moved; 2) We should have let the Confederate rednecks go back in 1865.
This Wisconsinite agrees, sadly. I call our state Wississippi now. We were the birthplace of the Progressives and Unions! Now all we have to look forward to is higher pregnancy rates and a Chick-Fil-A on every corner.
I feel for Wisconsin, especially under Walker. If Minnesota's tea governor candidate would have won (Emmer), Minnesota would have been in the same situation as we have a tea majority in our legislature. Who (Minnesota's tea legislature) haven't done anything other than getting two unneeded constitutional amendments on the ballot this November (marriage inequality and photo ID needed for voting).Yet they'll blame President Obama, Governor Dayton, Democrats and anyone liberal or progressive for all of their failures, yet the failure of the tea is only due to their obstructionism and pedantic childish stances and purity competition amongst each other, which only results in more inaction.
I'm glad my ancestors came to Minnesota. Though I'd be happier if they'd gone to Canada.At least my ancestors had enough sense to NOT go to the south or other redneck places in the USA.After reading Colin Woodard's book 'American Nations, A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America' I realize how (culturally, historically and still now) I have little in common with most southern USA'mericans. Also why I feel more at home in parts of the coastal west coast, Northeast USA and and in parts of Canada.http://www.colinwoodard.com/americannationsAlso why when I see a confederate flag, I have the same reaction to it as I do when I see a Nazi Germany swastika flag. They both are flags meant to hold down some people as being inferior, yet also hold them down through slavery, death and cultural/ethnic obliteration.
You can throw in the Israeli flag too because that represents the apartheid regime aligned against the Palestinian people's right to their own lands. And then there's old glory itself which represents war and slaughter of over 30 different foreign countries going back to Panama and right up to and including the phony war in Iraq and the meaningless slaughter of people in Afghanistan.
GREAT illustration of why trying to "wait out" racism, bigotry and hate to die away with the aging generations won't work. We have got to find a better solution that helps everyone, that wants to rid themselves of this closed system to something better.....Utterly amazing....
I had to watch it about 4 times through to see what it was all about because you set it up to change too fast. But I got the connection you were trying to make between CFA and the others. I think it's imaginative but doesn't really make any valid point. I mean, so what if CFA states sort of match those other regressive states? About all it says to me is that you're still fretting over the CFA thing after most others have taken the defeat of the gay cause and moved on. Try thinking of it as a bridge too far because that's what it really was. Win some, lose some, but continuing to belabor this one is only doing more damage to the gay cause.
You missed the main point. The southern states have learned nothing. They would take women back to before Rowe, take blacks back to slavery, and would be happy to just eat that greasy chicken and smile at their good fortune to be born white, Christian, and hetero in America. It's sad that you don't see that as a problem in this country.
lol To use your words, I don't think "the gay cause" is or was "defeated". And the "gay cause" surely isn't "over". But if "teh gays" were a company, the value and sales momentum of that company would be a lot more attractive as an investment today than it was 20 yrs ago. 10 years ago. A year ago. 6 months ago. 3 months ago. A month ago, or even 2 weeks, for that matter.There have always been gay people. They aren't going anywhere. They're human beings. They're people, just like us, my friend (snark). They haven't been annihilated. They'll be here as long as people inhabit our Earth. If they're all rounded up and liquidated, more will be born. In fact, they will be here long after the life cycle of that particular chicken sandwich chain has expired. And it happens. Businesses die. Some die a slow death and take years and years of declining profitability and then try to withstand losses. Some make stupid business moves and never survive the mistake.Look at how few "100 year brands" are out there. Look at the strongest brands in 1970,less than 50 yrs ago. 1980. 1990. 2000. 2010. Then look at the reason those brands and companies died.Failure to innovate or to adapt to change inDemographics, Consumer Behavior, etc.Bottom line: I'd be a lot more worried about my business if I were selling fried chicken sandwiches to the public than if my business were selling products and services to "teh gays" as well as all of the others who support equal rights for all Americans. Because, while I don't think there are that many more "gays" today than there were two weeks ago today (if any), still, I'd bet every penny I have and all I could borrow that their number of supporters has increased. Arrogance toward a segment of paying customers is not an attractive means for a business to differentiate itself within the market as a whole. The unintended consequences of a business decision are usually the ones that "make or break" a business.
I recently learned that a Chick-fil-A is coming to Yuma AZ. No surprise here.
I think we should go back to the 1860 boundary and let the South secede. I think we would have been better off as a nation without them. Alaska too.
I busted out laughing when the chickfila map rolled up...... was that an appropriate response?
Hammer&Feather,Totally appropriate, IMO. On another day I might've laughed, too. But today, it was more of a face palm. Probably more to do with the lunar phase or something.
Great presentation of a sad fact: the old Confederacy continues to divide and harm this country. You could add a map of where the tea party representatives in Congress came from and it would fit right in.
Everything old is new again. Sometimes, when I see things like this, it makes me wonder what kind of world do we REALLY want? What makes America "Exceptional"? Whatever the question is, Obama/Biden is the answer. That gif is powerful
Interesting graphic. I think you'd probably see the same shape in demos for states where citizens don't wear seat belts, probably for obesity too.
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.