Juneteenth - " celebrating the end of...

Juneteenth - " celebrating the end of slavery

There are 793 comments on the WOODTV.com story from Jun 19, 2014, titled Juneteenth - " celebrating the end of slavery. In it, WOODTV.com reports that:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich Today is June 19th, but it's more than that. It is a date that is celebrated as the day when enslavement ended in America back in 1865 and is also known as Juneteenth.

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Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#260 Jul 8, 2014
pipedream wrote:
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LOL Name the place, you'll be there will you? I'll be able to recognize you as the 300 lb live honey boo boo? You sure do have some Topix keyboard courage there eh big mouth? How I wish I could stand 6 inches away from your dumb looking face and call you the ignorant bitch you 'really' are.
You anger management dropout liberals are ridiculous. Most of us remember your fellow progressive pal, Bob, who pranced around this site for years picking fights then hiding like a little coward when his bluff was called. Seems you've picked up right where he left off. The only difference is that drooling moron was actually more educated than you!

Fortunately, you and your immoral cult of submissive screetch monkeys are about to be sent to the back of the bus again where you belong. The only difference is this time no one is going to listen to your whiny protests like we did during the Bush years because we've seen the progressives' idea of "hope and change".

Instead of inanely threatening to beat up fellow Americans on a chat site, you should march your whiny self to DC and take your anger out on the progressive radicals who fed you dunderheads a pack of lies. While you're at it, you should give yourself a good flogging for being such an ignorant tool as to believe them ... twice.
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#261 Jul 8, 2014
Oneal wrote:
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82 shot, 14 killed in Chicago's South Side over the Fourth weekend.
So.

Just sit back, and let the brown parasites kill each other. Everytime one dies the tax payers save hundreds of thousands of dollars in welfare payouts, legal fees, and incarceration costs.

Not to mention, that's 14 less brown people... it's win-win.
Ron

United States

#262 Jul 8, 2014
Oneal wrote:
<quoted text>You anger management dropout liberals are ridiculous. Most of us remember your fellow progressive pal, Bob, who pranced around this site for years picking fights then hiding like a little coward when his bluff was called. Seems you've picked up right where he left off. The only difference is that drooling moron was actually more educated than you!

Fortunately, you and your immoral cult of submissive screetch monkeys are about to be sent to the back of the bus again where you belong. The only difference is this time no one is going to listen to your whiny protests like we did during the Bush years because we've seen the progressives' idea of "hope and change".

Instead of inanely threatening to beat up fellow Americans on a chat site, you should march your whiny self to DC and take your anger out on the progressive radicals who fed you dunderheads a pack of lies. While you're at it, you should give yourself a good flogging for being such an ignorant tool as to believe them ... twice.
The little prick is just as dumb as Bob. He just got tired of typing out so many names. He had to cut back on some.
local warrior

Honolulu, HI

#263 Jul 8, 2014
Come to Hawaii you big babes and we will give you chicken skin.
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#264 Jul 8, 2014
Who wrote:
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So.
Just sit back, and let the brown parasites kill each other. Everytime one dies the tax payers save hundreds of thousands of dollars in welfare payouts, legal fees, and incarceration costs.
Not to mention, that's 14 less brown people... it's win-win.
Those are your words not mine. It's a shame these murders continue non-stop while the hypocrite liberals in charge look the other way simply because this segment of our society doesn't fit the antiquated narrative that garners them votes.

The left has had 6 years to implement some legislation and allocate funds toward ending this non-sensical gang-related murder garbage, but instead chose to go after law-abiding Americans gun rights to gin up votes.

If "Juneteenth" and the end of slavery celebration should serve any purpose, it should be to shine a bright light on the lies and hypocrisy of the democrats who were largely responsible for fighting desegregation in the first place, and are now largely responsible for perpetuating the ongoing plight of black people though lies and inaction, all in the name of votes.

If republicans are guilty of disinterest in regards to our black communities, then liberals are even more guilty of claiming to care when it means harvesting votes, and then doing nothing, even when given to power to act.
George

Holland, MI

#265 Jul 8, 2014
Blackhorse,

Are you having trouble keeping all your locations and identities straight?.
LOL! What a loser(creating multiple personalities to bully others)!
bonds77

Holland, MI

#266 Jul 8, 2014
Oh look, more celebrations of dead people. Very Christian-like. Can't understand why organized religion causes massacres all over the world.
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#267 Jul 8, 2014
bonds77 wrote:
Oh look, more celebrations of dead people. Very Christian-like. Can't understand why organized religion causes massacres all over the world.
Joseph Stalin's atheistic regime killed tens of millions of people.

I'd say it's a fair bet those young gang members brandishing illegal firearms and dealing drugs on the streets of South Chicago view their gang affiliation with every bit as much devotion as Christians do their beliefs. In fact, they're willing to die or kill over their loyalty. How many millions have died over gang-related violence?
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#268 Jul 8, 2014
local warrior wrote:
Come to Hawaii you big babes and we will give you chicken skin.
More likely you'd be serving us Mai Tai, Hp...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#269 Jul 8, 2014
Who wrote:
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...Not to mention, that's 14 less brown people... it's win-win.
...C'mon man....those 14 represent some innocent kids, too.....
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#270 Jul 8, 2014
Oneal wrote:
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Those are your words not mine. It's a shame these murders continue non-stop while the hypocrite liberals in charge look the other way simply because this segment of our society doesn't fit the antiquated narrative that garners them votes.
The left has had 6 years to implement some legislation and allocate funds toward ending this non-sensical gang-related murder garbage, but instead chose to go after law-abiding Americans gun rights to gin up votes.
If "Juneteenth" and the end of slavery celebration should serve any purpose, it should be to shine a bright light on the lies and hypocrisy of the democrats who were largely responsible for fighting desegregation in the first place, and are now largely responsible for perpetuating the ongoing plight of black people though lies and inaction, all in the name of votes.
If republicans are guilty of disinterest in regards to our black communities, then liberals are even more guilty of claiming to care when it means harvesting votes, and then doing nothing, even when given to power to act.
You damn right they're my words and I stand behind every single one.

I challenge anybody to prove otherwise.
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#271 Jul 8, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>...C'mon man....those 14 represent some innocent kids, too.....
Well then, get those brown animals under control.

You libs have convinced them that they can do whatever they want without consequence or reprocussions from their actions, just keep blaming the guns.

Fuck'em... collateral damage from liberal policies.

Why is it shitcago, a certified liberal "utopia" with some of the strictest gun control policies around, is having all these problems? And the majority of the perpetrators are the brown parasites you libs have been ass kissing for years....

Coincidence? Not likely.

How is it everybody else's problem that you libs can't get your pets under control?

Just have his travesty, king obastard the dick, use the pen he keeps threatening America with and decree that all his black brethren start behaving themselves. There's really nothing the rest of us can do or say without being called 'racists'.

You libs figure it out...
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#272 Jul 8, 2014
Who wrote:
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You damn right they're my words and I stand behind every single one.
I challenge anybody to prove otherwise.
As Blue said, you don't know that everyone of the people shot or killed in South Chicago over the 4th were gangbangers. In fact, reports noted an older person was injured. I've no doubt you're correct when you say there is nothing you or I could do or say regarding minorities that wouldn't get the predictable "you're a racist" response from the left, but your comment was wrong, dude.

Look at it this way, liberals want you to be a racist. It validates the narrative they're pitching. The more racist you are the happier they are. They have no desire in seeing racism go away, in fact it's just the opposite. They thrive off racism! So, when you go off on "brown people" and "pets" you're only pleasing the liberals. You're basically insuring they're relevance and giving the rest of us who aren't racist real headaches.
Dr X

Grandville, MI

#273 Jul 8, 2014
The problem with certain areas of Chicago is that they've been controlled by progressives for so long that the youth have nothing to look forward to. They live off the government and that's actually generational, they have terrible schools that don't instruct well due to the teachers union, they're used for political purposes and have been for years. Just like cattle! If true conservatives were to march in there and take control of the situation you'd see a dramatic shift in the general mood of the place. Better schools, youth programs that really work, mentoring, reconstruction...etc. Although it might take awhile for it to become a vibrant community, this could be done in a single generation.
Bux

Holland, MI

#274 Jul 8, 2014
George wrote:
Blackhorse,
Are you having trouble keeping all your locations and identities straight?.
LOL! What a loser(creating multiple personalities to bully others)!
Naaahhhh, I'm not having trouble knowing where and who I am. You are though. Besides, who are you to lecture anyone on multiple names and locations Georgie Johnny Bobby from Zeeland and Holland.

Go get a tissue and dry your eyes because I bully you. Take off your panties and put on your big boy pants. WWWWAAAAAAAAaaaaaahhhhh. LOL

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#275 Jul 8, 2014
I grew up on the far south side....this is partially about poor planning and decisions about public housing, many decades ago.....throw in drugs, crime and whatever just about any big city is going through.....whether they are liberals or progressives, what ever that means...i highly doubt any of the shooters have even ever voted......all the labeling does'nt add to a valid conversation......I blame feds the most, but that does nothing for this problem.........
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#277 Jul 8, 2014
Oneal wrote:
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As Blue said, you don't know that everyone of the people shot or killed in South Chicago over the 4th were gangbangers. In fact, reports noted an older person was injured. I've no doubt you're correct when you say there is nothing you or I could do or say regarding minorities that wouldn't get the predictable "you're a racist" response from the left, but your comment was wrong, dude.
Look at it this way, liberals want you to be a racist. It validates the narrative they're pitching. The more racist you are the happier they are. They have no desire in seeing racism go away, in fact it's just the opposite. They thrive off racism! So, when you go off on "brown people" and "pets" you're only pleasing the liberals. You're basically insuring they're relevance and giving the rest of us who aren't racist real headaches.
Well, I'm sure as hell not going to candy coat it to appease some fucking liberal like everyone else.

Brown people ARE their pets, they're nothing to them but a vote, so why the fuck should we care if they want to kill as many of their own as they can?

It isn't 'racist' if it's the truth and I challenge ALL worthless liberals to prove me wrong.

I'm tired of brown people being the elephant in the room, the topic everyone dances around. It's we start putting the blame right where it belongs - on the worthless, no-good, brown savages.

So get your puppets under control liberals, you made them who they are, you created the rules they adhere to - so now YOU LIBERALS DEAL WITH THEM!

Those animals will get no sympathy from me.
Oneal

Grand Rapids, MI

#278 Jul 8, 2014
It doesn't matter whether the shooters voted or not, no one is arguing that, and make no mistake, the liberals/progressives (and if you don't know what that means you're a damned fool at this point) have the power and the funds to go after this issue with force, but they choose not to. Yet, they are also the first to use race and the black community as political weapons to garner votes. Instead of going after the gangbangers in the inner cities illegal using firearms on a daily basis against other minorities, they chose the political game of attacking law-abiding gun owners - why? Because it fit their narrative and ginned up their voting base.

Stop pretending this isn't a political issue.
Phil

Oxford, MI

#279 Jul 8, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
I grew up on the far south side....this is partially about poor planning and decisions about public housing, many decades ago.....throw in drugs, crime and whatever just about any big city is going through.....whether they are liberals or progressives, what ever that means...i highly doubt any of the shooters have even ever voted......all the labeling does'nt add to a valid conversation......I blame feds the most, but that does nothing for this problem.........
Yes Jason most big cities are ran by your side and they have problems like this. That should tell you something Qboy. Beside the fact that your side is good at running cities into the ground, your side ends up usually being the rapists, crooks, and killers.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Highland, MI

#280 Jul 8, 2014
Phil wrote:
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Yes Jason most big cities are ran by your side and they have problems like this. That should tell you something Qboy. Beside the fact that your side is good at running cities into the ground, your side ends up usually being the rapists, crooks, and killers.
I just looked at Yahoo News...... Article about the next city wanting bankruptcy because of retired city workers benefits....... It's Flint!!!! Who runs that town again? I will make this easy for you....... Unions and Democrats.....

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