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The Latest: Trump lays wreath at the tomb of Andrew Jackson

President Donald Trump is celebrating his predecessor Andrew Jackson, hailing the former president as an inspiration and drawing comparisons between them.

Trump says on the 250th anniversary of Jackson’s birth that Jackson was “one of our great presidents.”

He says Jackson opposed the “arrogant elite” and asked the audience: “Does that sound familiar to you?”

Trump is speaking in front of the Hermitage – Jackson’s home in Nashville, Tennessee — which he toured before delivering remarks.

He says the visit was “inspirational,” and added that “I’m a fan.”

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In other news, a few tickets for tomorrow night’s performance of Hamilton on Broadway are still available, starting at $1,007.00.

Trump should lay a wreath on the FDR monument and invite Ta-Nehesi Coates to deliver a nationally televised rebuttal.

 
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  1. Immigrants – and children of immigrants – hate Andrew Jackson and white men who built country. But they are happy to live here and reap the benefits of the country the white guys built.

    But since WASP’s love to be punching bags, hard to care one way or the other.

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  2. So Trump is racist for honoring Jackson, but the Dems aren’t fit having him as the founder of their party?

    Uh, ok…

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    • Replies: @Lugash
    He should go visit Strom Thurmond's grave next.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    "Uh oh" is more like it. I guess those tweets can't be retracted easily like one used to be able to cancel a check. How many contradictions can one get in with only 144 characters?
  3. @Polynikes
    So Trump is racist for honoring Jackson, but the Dems aren't fit having him as the founder of their party?

    Uh, ok...

    He should go visit Strom Thurmond’s grave next.

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  4. Off-topic,

    Regarding the “Fearless Girl” statute on Wall Street, I’m a tad surprised that people are not objecting to her European physiognomy……

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/09/us/gallery/fearless-girl-wall-street/

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  5. Why shouldn’t the President praise a former President even if they are not from the same party?

    Or can no one praise John Adams because there are no Federalists any longer?

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    • Replies: @Desiderius
    Obama was all the time slamming Abe Lincoln after all...
  6. @Lugash
    He should go visit Strom Thurmond's grave next.

    Errp, I meant Robert Byrd.

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    • Replies: @Anonym
    Jefferson would be triggering, but it's hard to beat Jackson.

    Coolidge signed the Immigration Act of 1924, he would be a great candidate, and send the best possible message. Another list puts Andrew Johnson as the most racist US president. Polk would be another good candidate, with his waging of the Mexican American War.
  7. Good for trump. Politically incorrect. I’m amazed Joy Reid can even spell her own name!

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  8. The left once did a similar thing to us, with multiple affronts to our values one after another. A piss Christ one week, Last Temptation of Christ another week, gay marriage, Caitlyn Jenner, it may not have been every week but it sure seemed like it that there was someone always pushing to seize new territory. The end result was a kind of desensitization to outrage, and ultimately a meekness.

    Now the shoe is on the other foot, with Trump generating desensitization to outrage on the left with his constant triggering of the left. It’s great, because while they keep mashing on the button of the “raciss” epithet, it keeps losing whatever effect it once had. Apparently Andrew Jackson is a genocidal racist, according to the current news reports. The world says “whatever”.

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  9. I wish he would pay homage to Richard Nixon. That would really drive the media nuts.

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  10. Amusingly if you transported our press class back to Jackson’s time, the Force Act and Jackson’s repudiation of Calhoun are exactly the kind of actions that would have earned him McCain Strange New Respect Points.

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  11. @Lugash
    Errp, I meant Robert Byrd.

    Jefferson would be triggering, but it’s hard to beat Jackson.

    Coolidge signed the Immigration Act of 1924, he would be a great candidate, and send the best possible message. Another list puts Andrew Johnson as the most racist US president. Polk would be another good candidate, with his waging of the Mexican American War.

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    • Replies: @Vendetta
    They might actually find it more triggering for him to pay a memorial visit to someone like FDR. Especially if he drops the right kind of smirk on camera. Anything he touches gets tainted by association.

    Miller at least knows this, or whoever is slipping those Lincoln quotes into his speeches.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    I'd put Jackson right up at the top for his defeat of the 2nd try at a national bank (that was what he was most proud of).

    As for Coolidge, agreed about the Immigration Act, but also that's just a signature - it's the congress that's got to have enough good people to pass it. As a libertarian, were it me, I'd bring a van full of flowers to Silent Cal's grave and let people know why - because he didn't do anything!

    If we'd had presidents and elected representatives that didn't do anything for the last 75, better yet 100, years, we'd still be a free country, with a small government - note the last part means that if we liked our immigration control, we could keep our immigration control, because we'd have had control!
  12. Jackson was such a “racist” that he adopted an orphaned Indian child and raised him as his own.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Bantu Africans like Joy Reid genocided the original Khoisan Africans.

    #

    never defend against accusations of racism - it's a waste of time.

    as long as you're defensive over it they'll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.

    just attack back
    , @Anonymous
    Jackson actually adopted 2 Indian orphans.
  13. @Milo Minderbinder
    Why shouldn't the President praise a former President even if they are not from the same party?

    Or can no one praise John Adams because there are no Federalists any longer?

    Obama was all the time slamming Abe Lincoln after all…

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  14. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Patrick in SC
    Jackson was such a "racist" that he adopted an orphaned Indian child and raised him as his own.

    Bantu Africans like Joy Reid genocided the original Khoisan Africans.

    #

    never defend against accusations of racism – it’s a waste of time.

    as long as you’re defensive over it they’ll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.

    just attack back

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    • Replies: @J1234

    never defend against accusations of racism – it’s a waste of time.

    as long as you’re defensive over it they’ll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.
     
    Correct. The left's moral center is currently anti-racism. Anti-racism (or anti-anything) as an ethical foundation is deeply flawed spiritually, philosophically and morally. It makes too many other important ethical concepts and precepts subordinate to a specific social outcome.

    I know there are political consequences for minimizing the accusations of racism - I'm not blind to that - but as long as you remain within the paradigm of a voodoo, that voodoo has control over you. It's a social demon that's never satisfied. A whole raft of do-gooders including Jimmy Carter, Ghandi and Albert Schweitzer have been called "racist." There's nothing anyone can do to avoid the accusation, so why try?
    , @Anonymous
    The Khoisan are an African subgroup. The Bantu and Khoisan weren't different continental groups like Europeans and Amerindians.
    , @MBlanc46
    I just say, "Thanks for noticing".
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    Jackson tried to stop the Federal Reserve as people back then knew the banking mafia were a criminal enterprise.

    How does Paul Ryan keep failing his way up the ladder of GOP politics? He must be the living embodiment of the Peter Principle.

    Ryan would pimp his mother out.

    He’s the living embodiment of how the banking mafia have been slowly filtering the political class.

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  16. Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in the Waxhaws region of the Carolinas. His parents were Scots-Irish colonists Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson, Presbyterians who had emigrated from northern Ireland two years earlier.[2][3] Jackson’s father was born in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, in current-day Northern Ireland, around 1738.[4] Jackson’s parents lived in the village of Boneybefore, also in County Antrim. His paternal family line originated in Killingswold Grove, Yorkshire, England.[5]

    All the above were settlers not immigrants. With all of General Andrew Jackson’s wars against American Indians, he was a settler to the nth power. Trump shows courage in honoring him today. Jefferson-Jackson day dinners were popular Democrat fund raisers, with plenty of imbibing and speechifying, but the trend has been to drop the Jackson from them.
    ____________________
    disappearing from Democratic Jefferson-Jackson Dinners

    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/09/us/jefferson-jackson-dinner…

    Aug 09, 2015 · An Iowa Democratic Party panel voted on Saturday to change the name of the popular Jefferson-Jackson dinner, joining several state parties in distancing …

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    State by State, Democratic Party Is Erasing Ties to Jefferson and Jackson
    Jonathan Martinaug, New York Times, August 12, 2015

    For nearly a century, Democrats have honored two men as the founders of their party: Thomas Jefferson, for his visionary expression of the concept of equality, and Andrew Jackson, for his populist spirit and elevation of the common man.

    Political candidates and activists across the country have flocked to annual Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners, where speeches are given, money is raised, and the party celebrates its past and its future.

    But these time-honored rituals are colliding with a modern Democratic Party more energized by a desire for racial and gender inclusion than reverence for history. And state by state, Democratic activists are removing the names of Jefferson and Jackson from party gatherings, saying the two men no longer represent what it means to be a Democrat.

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  17. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Patrick in SC
    Jackson was such a "racist" that he adopted an orphaned Indian child and raised him as his own.

    Jackson actually adopted 2 Indian orphans.

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  18. @Anonym
    Jefferson would be triggering, but it's hard to beat Jackson.

    Coolidge signed the Immigration Act of 1924, he would be a great candidate, and send the best possible message. Another list puts Andrew Johnson as the most racist US president. Polk would be another good candidate, with his waging of the Mexican American War.

    They might actually find it more triggering for him to pay a memorial visit to someone like FDR. Especially if he drops the right kind of smirk on camera. Anything he touches gets tainted by association.

    Miller at least knows this, or whoever is slipping those Lincoln quotes into his speeches.

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    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Trump should lay a wreath on the FDR monument and invite Ta-Nehesi Coates to deliver a nationally televised rebuttal.
    , @Anonym
    They might actually find it more triggering for him to pay a memorial visit to someone like FDR. Especially if he drops the right kind of smirk on camera. Anything he touches gets tainted by association.

    FDR is also on the list I found re: most racist US presidents, due to the internment of Japanese. Although not exactly the same, Trump is something of an old-school nationalist pro-labor president, so one could pick a worse president than FDR to lay a wreath on.
  19. @Vendetta
    They might actually find it more triggering for him to pay a memorial visit to someone like FDR. Especially if he drops the right kind of smirk on camera. Anything he touches gets tainted by association.

    Miller at least knows this, or whoever is slipping those Lincoln quotes into his speeches.

    Trump should lay a wreath on the FDR monument and invite Ta-Nehesi Coates to deliver a nationally televised rebuttal.

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    • Agree: syonredux
    • Replies: @Yojimbo/Zatoichi
    Ta-Nehesi Coates would willingly deliver the rebuttal, invited or not.

    Trump should rescind the Treasury's decision to remove Jackson from the $20. Perhaps visiting Old Hickory's grave site is just the beginning.
  20. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Do you think Andrew Jackson will still be replaced on the $20 bill?

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    • Replies: @Detective Club
    The Bureau of Engraving & Printing used a Black guy to make the latest security changes to the 2009A Series $100 bill.

    The new twenty is not due out before 2020 (Trump's Sec. of Treasury can cancel it but the beautiful Harriet Tubman looks like a lock : Maxine Waters would throw a fit and scream bloody murder about impeaching White scum bags and racist White scum bags honoring a dead racist White scum bag - - - if old slave-holder Andy doesn't get wiped off the $20, chop-chop! Maxine wants revenge for 350 years of slavery!).

    At least since FDR hit DC in 1933, the BEP has been a favorite Black sinecure. So much so that the DC branch is now almost exclusively Black in its basic mechanical printing operations. The BEP Fort Worth, Texas branch still has more than a few Whites keeping basic printing operations from collapsing (every bill printed in Fort Worth bears the privy stamp of FW; DC printed notes don't carry a DC privy stamp or any other type of privy stamp). Crane, a private pulping concern, has handled the BEP paper and fiber account for US notes for the longest time, so the DC BEP or the FW BEP can't jam the BEP rollers with sub-par paper product.

    The DC BEP made a complete mess of the 2009A Series $100 bill. The printing of it had to be farmed out to Fort Worth because DC never could manage to print a $100 bill without turning some of its final printing product into a blotchy mess of vertical ribbons of "smeared ink." DC made such a complete mess, that it took Fort Worth about four years to solve the "smeared ink" problem - - - which DC had created on account of the new vertical security strip for the 2009A Series $100 bill. The 2009A Series $100 would not be released to US banks by the BEP and the Federal Reserve until 2013 or 2014.

    All six 2009A Series $100 bills, now in my wallet, have the FW privy stamp with the new "tricky" Liberty Bell security band. The vertical security band appeared to have been the primary reason why the DC BEP had inking problems during production. I'm not sure if the DC BEP ever did solve the inking problem with the 2009A Series $100 - - - hence the need for the Forth Worth BEP to step in and work their "Texas Magic."

    Who's to say that the 2020 Harriet Tubman $20 will not suffer the same fate as unlucky 2009A Series $100, if the printing job of the Tubman $20 is assigned to the DC BEP. Fort Worth had better stand by to help if past is prologue and smeared ink blots out Harriet's beautiful face! What will Maxine Waters say if the DC BEP messes up the Tubman Twenty? Will she charge the White scum bags at the DC BEP with racist sabotage? She'll have a problem doing so because there aren't all that many White scum bags on the production floor at the BEP DC!
  21. @Vendetta
    They might actually find it more triggering for him to pay a memorial visit to someone like FDR. Especially if he drops the right kind of smirk on camera. Anything he touches gets tainted by association.

    Miller at least knows this, or whoever is slipping those Lincoln quotes into his speeches.

    They might actually find it more triggering for him to pay a memorial visit to someone like FDR. Especially if he drops the right kind of smirk on camera. Anything he touches gets tainted by association.

    FDR is also on the list I found re: most racist US presidents, due to the internment of Japanese. Although not exactly the same, Trump is something of an old-school nationalist pro-labor president, so one could pick a worse president than FDR to lay a wreath on.

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    • Replies: @syonredux

    FDR is also on the list I found re: most racist US presidents, due to the internment of Japanese. Although not exactly the same, Trump is something of an old-school nationalist pro-labor president, so one could pick a worse president than FDR to lay a wreath on.
     
    Old hat. Those in the know blame him for the national sin of redlining.
  22. @Jokah Macpherson
    Your periodic reminder that I saw Hamilton on Broadway for $10.

    How?

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    • Replies: @Jokah Macpherson
    (1) Went before it was massively popular - I didn't even know it was going to be a "thing" and (2) won the last seat in the cheap ticket lottery they do a couple hours beforehand for a lot of Broadway shows. It was insane luck 'cause there were like 400 people lined up to enter the lottery and they only had 30 tickets.
  23. Look who wrote the tweet to Joy Reid saying “Your periodic reminder that Andrew Jackson was founder of the Democratic Party – so odd Trump would praise him. And also a genocidal racist.”

    This was tweeted by none other than Peter Beinart, the very man who gave Trump his “Make American Great Again” slogan; see the subtitle of Beinart’s book

    https://www.amazon.com/Good-Fight-Liberals-Liberals-Can-America/dp/0060841613/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489628040&sr=1-4&keywords=peter+beinart

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    • Replies: @Sam Haysom
    Are you being serious? Trump got the slogan from Reagan.
  24. OT: interesting split in the Dutch coalition of the fringes. Apparently, a “migrants for migrants” party made up of ex-labor party members is gaining seats. The wages of treason, couldn’t happen to a nicer group of sell-outs.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/03/15/dutch-elections-pyrrhic-victory-as-mainstream-party-clings-to-power/

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  25. Joy Reid is a f-cking c-nt! As usual with these anti-White racist traitors she completely leaves out the fact that any mass killing of the Indians by Jackson was precipitated by mass killing of Whites by the INDIANS! And Reid apparently is unaware that his insistence on removal of the Five Civilized Tribes actually SAVED them! Especially the Cherokee. The only losses suffered by those tribes were on the part of the anti-treaty bands who’s chiefs refused to prepare for the trip! The author of the standard biography of Jackson Robert Remini has stated that Jackson’s purpose was to save the Indians. So has the author of a 21st century biography of Jackson H.W. Brands. According to Brands a member of the Cherokee Nation admitted as much to him at a book signing. What we need is a NEW removal policy! To get rid of all these anti-White racist traitors!!!

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Every child completing the required year's study of Georgia's history in the eighth grade knew this stuff when I was growing up in Cherokee County on my way to Cherokee High School.

    Heaven knows what nonsense the kids there are taught now.
    , @Ron Mexico
    "The only losses suffered by those tribes were on the part of the anti-treaty bands who’s chiefs refused to prepare for the trip!" and the Cherokee Trail of Tears occurred during the Van Buren administration.
  26. @Steve Sailer
    Trump should lay a wreath on the FDR monument and invite Ta-Nehesi Coates to deliver a nationally televised rebuttal.

    Ta-Nehesi Coates would willingly deliver the rebuttal, invited or not.

    Trump should rescind the Treasury’s decision to remove Jackson from the $20. Perhaps visiting Old Hickory’s grave site is just the beginning.

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  27. Andrew Jackson was a kind of God among men. Hate him or love him, to know the story of his life is to be humbled and amazed. He was, though perhaps not the most wise or intelligent, easily the most persevering, fearless, honorable, selfless, and inspired leader in American history, and one of a very few such in the history of the world.

    As a boy serving as a messenger in the war for independence, he was captured and ordered to clean a British officer’s shoes. Refusing, he asserted his right to dignified treatment as a prisoner of war. For his trouble the British officer slashed his hand and face with a sabre.

    After being shot in a duel against a rich snob in Nashville who had insulted his wife, he mounted his horse and rode forty miles to his house before being attended by a physician.

    His adult exploits in the military, from Florida to Louisiana, are more well known and equally impressive, as are his dauntless confrontation of the rascals in Washington on behalf of the people.

    His honour and mercy toward the Amerindian war-orphans he adopted has already been noted by other commenters here.

    If he had lived before recorded history, or lived a life less public, surely scholars would debate whether he were merely an accumulation of exaggerated legend and folklore comparable to Achilles, King Arthur, or Paul Bunyon.

    The recent movement to disavow him is a black mark upon its adherents; not one of them is worthy to speak the man’s name. Hell, the best among us hardly is.

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    "After being shot in a duel against a rich snob in Nashville who had insulted his wife, he mounted his horse and rode forty miles to his house before being attended by a physician."

    This was the duel with Charles Dickinson, one of the best duelists and pistol shots in the country. They met just across the Kentucky state line as dueling was illegal in Tennessee.

    Jackson let Dickinson have the first shot, which hit him in the chest. By the dueling rules, Dickinson had to stand and let Jackson shoot. Jackson's bullet hit Dickinson and he bled to death.

    Afterward, Andrew Jackson said "I would have stood and killed him if his bullet had hit me in the brain."
  28. @anon
    Bantu Africans like Joy Reid genocided the original Khoisan Africans.

    #

    never defend against accusations of racism - it's a waste of time.

    as long as you're defensive over it they'll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.

    just attack back

    never defend against accusations of racism – it’s a waste of time.

    as long as you’re defensive over it they’ll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.

    Correct. The left’s moral center is currently anti-racism. Anti-racism (or anti-anything) as an ethical foundation is deeply flawed spiritually, philosophically and morally. It makes too many other important ethical concepts and precepts subordinate to a specific social outcome.

    I know there are political consequences for minimizing the accusations of racism – I’m not blind to that – but as long as you remain within the paradigm of a voodoo, that voodoo has control over you. It’s a social demon that’s never satisfied. A whole raft of do-gooders including Jimmy Carter, Ghandi and Albert Schweitzer have been called “racist.” There’s nothing anyone can do to avoid the accusation, so why try?

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    • Replies: @anon

    I know there are political consequences for minimizing the accusations of racism – I’m not blind to that – but as long as you remain within the paradigm of a voodoo, that voodoo has control over you.
     
    quite

    ignore it and attack back with whatever seems most appropriate at the time

    #

    (nb the Bantu vs Khoisan thing works quite well and causes funny facial expressions which is double good)
  29. Generations of white American women readily married men like Andrew Jackson because these women felt that their choices for husbands held sensible values and displayed the strength necessary to protect them and their mutual offspring in a harsh and dangerous world.

    So how did the inversion of values happen among American white women, apparently in a handful of years, where they now see racism, sexism and xenophobia like Jackson’s as signals of bad husband material?

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    • Replies: @anon

    So how did the inversion of values happen among American white women, apparently in a handful of years
     
    TV and movies
    , @Desiderius
    They don't.

    Those obsessed with racism, sexism, and xenophobia are trying to rationalize their own failure to find a man ex post facto.
    , @MBlanc46
    A great many Lefty women have little interest in husband material of any sort.
  30. This is one of Trumps all time great troll jobs on the left. No doubt he admires the hell out of Jackson. But he knows.

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    • Replies: @Ivy
    I hope that Trump has a loyal, trusted videographer to capture such private moments during his years in office. Those would make for fascinating viewing by future historians, students and what is left of the MSM. Imagine some Trump Productions Collection of Presidential Trolling Moments.
    , @res
    Agreed. Alternate headline: "Trump trolls Democrats by honoring their first president."
  31. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @advancedatheist
    Generations of white American women readily married men like Andrew Jackson because these women felt that their choices for husbands held sensible values and displayed the strength necessary to protect them and their mutual offspring in a harsh and dangerous world.

    So how did the inversion of values happen among American white women, apparently in a handful of years, where they now see racism, sexism and xenophobia like Jackson's as signals of bad husband material?

    So how did the inversion of values happen among American white women, apparently in a handful of years

    TV and movies

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    • Replies: @Sam Houston
    "Higher" education.
    , @RadicalCenter
    Agreed wholeheartedly. So who here has actually raised or is now raising his children without cable/satellite TV entirely?

    If you have grandchildren, are they sitting in front of the idiot box for their indoctrination?

    Let's all ditch the TVs and Hollywood movies already. How damn hard should this be?
  32. @Kyle a
    This is one of Trumps all time great troll jobs on the left. No doubt he admires the hell out of Jackson. But he knows.

    I hope that Trump has a loyal, trusted videographer to capture such private moments during his years in office. Those would make for fascinating viewing by future historians, students and what is left of the MSM. Imagine some Trump Productions Collection of Presidential Trolling Moments.

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  33. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @J1234

    never defend against accusations of racism – it’s a waste of time.

    as long as you’re defensive over it they’ll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.
     
    Correct. The left's moral center is currently anti-racism. Anti-racism (or anti-anything) as an ethical foundation is deeply flawed spiritually, philosophically and morally. It makes too many other important ethical concepts and precepts subordinate to a specific social outcome.

    I know there are political consequences for minimizing the accusations of racism - I'm not blind to that - but as long as you remain within the paradigm of a voodoo, that voodoo has control over you. It's a social demon that's never satisfied. A whole raft of do-gooders including Jimmy Carter, Ghandi and Albert Schweitzer have been called "racist." There's nothing anyone can do to avoid the accusation, so why try?

    I know there are political consequences for minimizing the accusations of racism – I’m not blind to that – but as long as you remain within the paradigm of a voodoo, that voodoo has control over you.

    quite

    ignore it and attack back with whatever seems most appropriate at the time

    #

    (nb the Bantu vs Khoisan thing works quite well and causes funny facial expressions which is double good)

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  34. @Anonym
    They might actually find it more triggering for him to pay a memorial visit to someone like FDR. Especially if he drops the right kind of smirk on camera. Anything he touches gets tainted by association.

    FDR is also on the list I found re: most racist US presidents, due to the internment of Japanese. Although not exactly the same, Trump is something of an old-school nationalist pro-labor president, so one could pick a worse president than FDR to lay a wreath on.

    FDR is also on the list I found re: most racist US presidents, due to the internment of Japanese. Although not exactly the same, Trump is something of an old-school nationalist pro-labor president, so one could pick a worse president than FDR to lay a wreath on.

    Old hat. Those in the know blame him for the national sin of redlining.

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  35. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @anon
    Bantu Africans like Joy Reid genocided the original Khoisan Africans.

    #

    never defend against accusations of racism - it's a waste of time.

    as long as you're defensive over it they'll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.

    just attack back

    The Khoisan are an African subgroup. The Bantu and Khoisan weren’t different continental groups like Europeans and Amerindians.

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    • Replies: @anon
    1) so genocide only counts if it's inter-continental?

    2) more importantly, attacking people for stuff that happened before they were born is obviously a bogus Leftist argument meant to manipulate people through guilt so the Khoisan thing isn't about accepting their nonsense, it's an argument for trolling with - Joy Reid is using universalist morality to make a political attack on white people so attack her back with something similar like:

    Imperialist Black Africans should return to West Africa and give the rest of it back to the Khoisan.

    (and the Pygmies)

  36. @advancedatheist
    Generations of white American women readily married men like Andrew Jackson because these women felt that their choices for husbands held sensible values and displayed the strength necessary to protect them and their mutual offspring in a harsh and dangerous world.

    So how did the inversion of values happen among American white women, apparently in a handful of years, where they now see racism, sexism and xenophobia like Jackson's as signals of bad husband material?

    They don’t.

    Those obsessed with racism, sexism, and xenophobia are trying to rationalize their own failure to find a man ex post facto.

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  37. The biggest issue to Jackson during his presidency was not any of the issues that agitate today’s SJW academics who hold him in such disdain and hostility, but rather the national bank.

    The national bank thought it was more powerful than the president, and that was not an unreasonable belief. Jackson, however, proved more than they reckoned.

    If our media were not so lousy and hostile to the well-being of the American people, the issue of our current national bank would be front and center.

    Like the weather and mass immigration, the presence of the current national bank is assumed to be something that simply exists as an aspect of nature, as it goes about its business of manipulating monetary value and the economy to benefit favored political and economic interests.

    Will Trump be more than the Fed reckoned for, or will he will be left in the economic wreckage when the Fed decides to tank the economy and set the conditions for his successor?

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  38. anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anonymous
    The Khoisan are an African subgroup. The Bantu and Khoisan weren't different continental groups like Europeans and Amerindians.

    1) so genocide only counts if it’s inter-continental?

    2) more importantly, attacking people for stuff that happened before they were born is obviously a bogus Leftist argument meant to manipulate people through guilt so the Khoisan thing isn’t about accepting their nonsense, it’s an argument for trolling with – Joy Reid is using universalist morality to make a political attack on white people so attack her back with something similar like:

    Imperialist Black Africans should return to West Africa and give the rest of it back to the Khoisan.

    (and the Pygmies)

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  39. @anon

    So how did the inversion of values happen among American white women, apparently in a handful of years
     
    TV and movies

    “Higher” education.

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    The Battle of New Orleans has been marginalized in American history and lore.

    Jackson played the key role and it was a microcosm of what Washington went through during the Revolutionary War: vastly outnumbered by the British the Americans would not submit. Real heroics.

    It takes a great leader to hold men together in the face of a much stronger enemy. Jackson did it at New Orleans.

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  41. @Sam Houston
    Joy Reid is a f-cking c-nt! As usual with these anti-White racist traitors she completely leaves out the fact that any mass killing of the Indians by Jackson was precipitated by mass killing of Whites by the INDIANS! And Reid apparently is unaware that his insistence on removal of the Five Civilized Tribes actually SAVED them! Especially the Cherokee. The only losses suffered by those tribes were on the part of the anti-treaty bands who's chiefs refused to prepare for the trip! The author of the standard biography of Jackson Robert Remini has stated that Jackson's purpose was to save the Indians. So has the author of a 21st century biography of Jackson H.W. Brands. According to Brands a member of the Cherokee Nation admitted as much to him at a book signing. What we need is a NEW removal policy! To get rid of all these anti-White racist traitors!!!

    Every child completing the required year’s study of Georgia’s history in the eighth grade knew this stuff when I was growing up in Cherokee County on my way to Cherokee High School.

    Heaven knows what nonsense the kids there are taught now.

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    • Replies: @Sam Houston
    I was born in the mid-sixties and didn't learn ANY of this in school. It's all been my own reading beginning in my 20's.
    , @RadicalCenter
    Right. So the parents need to get involved, make noise, and never back down in fighting to eliminate the indoctrination of their children. Ask nicely first, then humiliate the teachers and administrators and school board members if need be, then run for school board if need be.

    Better yet, give us vouchers so our kids can go where we want.

    We shouldn't have to plead or argue or threaten the school's controllers to get a normal education for our children. We should simply be able to take our tax dollars and say to the teacher or principal or whoever, "Unacceptable answer. You are a sick ass who cannot be trusted with my children's minds and values. We are outta here. Enjoy the loss of enrollment and revenue, you bullshit propaganda artist."
  42. Why does Trump or this crowd like Andrew Jackson? I know he was the famous US populist president, which Trump is the spiritual successor to.

    Andrew Jackson mistreated native Amerindians, presided over the Trail of Tears, and I’m inclined to side with the Amerindians on that one.

    The Trail of Tears really only killed 2,000-6,000 people, which is bad. But compare that to Abraham Lincoln’s war on American citizens with ~700,000 deaths, Lincoln is the larger villain. Replace him on the $5 bill with John Wilkes Booth.

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    • Replies: @anon

    Andrew Jackson mistreated native Amerindians, presided over the Trail of Tears, and I’m inclined to side with the Amerindians on that one.
     
    And 13% of the population - Joy Reid's branch - are responsible for 50%+ of the homicides today

    but if she mentioned that little fact she'd be fired from her well-paid media job.

    She can take her fake morality and **** herself with it.
    , @Autochthon
    If it's possible, I have more contempt for Abraham Lincoln than I do admiration for Andrew Jackson.

    As for the business about any alleged mistreatment of Amerindians, the U.S.A. was obtained by right of conquest from Amerindians. To be squeamish about the treatment of Amerindians is to be squeamish about the nation's very existence.

    Me, I don't mind.

    And for what it's worth, all contemporary peoples are guilty of whatever wrongdoing you may ascribe to the practice. Just ask the Picts, the Ainu, the Sumerians, the Minoans, the Carthaginians, the Scythians, the Hittites, the Phrygians, the Sarmatians, the Gauls, the Etruscans, the Hittites, the Oto-Mangueans, the Akkadians, the Saami....

    , @Chris Mallory
    Jackson's removing of an alien race from the heart of America was a good thing. I do agree that Lincoln's name should only be repeated with contempt.
  43. @Autochthon
    Every child completing the required year's study of Georgia's history in the eighth grade knew this stuff when I was growing up in Cherokee County on my way to Cherokee High School.

    Heaven knows what nonsense the kids there are taught now.

    I was born in the mid-sixties and didn’t learn ANY of this in school. It’s all been my own reading beginning in my 20′s.

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    I expect the details of the history of the Cherokee are (or were) emphasised more in courses focused on the history of the Southeastern U.S.A. (and, perhaps, that of Oklahoma) than in other contexts. If you were raised in Nevada or New Hampshire, I wouldn't think it would necessarily have been taught in schools, even before the schools went to Hell....
  44. The cheapest tickets are over $1000? Clearly, just like health care and the F-35, “Hamilton” costs are spiraling out of control. The President should do something to keep them down, and make “Hamilton” accessible to disadvantaged minorities. Once again, I say: outsource “Hamilton” to China.

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  45. @Sam Houston
    I was born in the mid-sixties and didn't learn ANY of this in school. It's all been my own reading beginning in my 20's.

    I expect the details of the history of the Cherokee are (or were) emphasised more in courses focused on the history of the Southeastern U.S.A. (and, perhaps, that of Oklahoma) than in other contexts. If you were raised in Nevada or New Hampshire, I wouldn’t think it would necessarily have been taught in schools, even before the schools went to Hell….

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    @Massimo Heitor
    Why does Trump or this crowd like Andrew Jackson? I know he was the famous US populist president, which Trump is the spiritual successor to.

    Andrew Jackson mistreated native Amerindians, presided over the Trail of Tears, and I'm inclined to side with the Amerindians on that one.

    The Trail of Tears really only killed 2,000-6,000 people, which is bad. But compare that to Abraham Lincoln's war on American citizens with ~700,000 deaths, Lincoln is the larger villain. Replace him on the $5 bill with John Wilkes Booth.

    Andrew Jackson mistreated native Amerindians, presided over the Trail of Tears, and I’m inclined to side with the Amerindians on that one.

    And 13% of the population – Joy Reid’s branch – are responsible for 50%+ of the homicides today

    but if she mentioned that little fact she’d be fired from her well-paid media job.

    She can take her fake morality and **** herself with it.

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  47. So, Joy Reid is shilling for a party founded by a genocidal racist? Good to know.

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  48. @Massimo Heitor
    Why does Trump or this crowd like Andrew Jackson? I know he was the famous US populist president, which Trump is the spiritual successor to.

    Andrew Jackson mistreated native Amerindians, presided over the Trail of Tears, and I'm inclined to side with the Amerindians on that one.

    The Trail of Tears really only killed 2,000-6,000 people, which is bad. But compare that to Abraham Lincoln's war on American citizens with ~700,000 deaths, Lincoln is the larger villain. Replace him on the $5 bill with John Wilkes Booth.

    If it’s possible, I have more contempt for Abraham Lincoln than I do admiration for Andrew Jackson.

    As for the business about any alleged mistreatment of Amerindians, the U.S.A. was obtained by right of conquest from Amerindians. To be squeamish about the treatment of Amerindians is to be squeamish about the nation’s very existence.

    Me, I don’t mind.

    And for what it’s worth, all contemporary peoples are guilty of whatever wrongdoing you may ascribe to the practice. Just ask the Picts, the Ainu, the Sumerians, the Minoans, the Carthaginians, the Scythians, the Hittites, the Phrygians, the Sarmatians, the Gauls, the Etruscans, the Hittites, the Oto-Mangueans, the Akkadians, the Saami….

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    • Replies: @David In TN
    "To be squeamish about the treatment of Amerindians is to be squeamish about the nation's very existence."

    Being squeamish about the nation's very existence pretty much describes liberals and the so-called SJW types.
  49. @Polynikes
    So Trump is racist for honoring Jackson, but the Dems aren't fit having him as the founder of their party?

    Uh, ok...

    “Uh oh” is more like it. I guess those tweets can’t be retracted easily like one used to be able to cancel a check. How many contradictions can one get in with only 144 characters?

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  50. @JohnnyD
    I wish he would pay homage to Richard Nixon. That would really drive the media nuts.

    That would drive me nuts!

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  51. @Anonym
    Jefferson would be triggering, but it's hard to beat Jackson.

    Coolidge signed the Immigration Act of 1924, he would be a great candidate, and send the best possible message. Another list puts Andrew Johnson as the most racist US president. Polk would be another good candidate, with his waging of the Mexican American War.

    I’d put Jackson right up at the top for his defeat of the 2nd try at a national bank (that was what he was most proud of).

    As for Coolidge, agreed about the Immigration Act, but also that’s just a signature – it’s the congress that’s got to have enough good people to pass it. As a libertarian, were it me, I’d bring a van full of flowers to Silent Cal’s grave and let people know why – because he didn’t do anything!

    If we’d had presidents and elected representatives that didn’t do anything for the last 75, better yet 100, years, we’d still be a free country, with a small government – note the last part means that if we liked our immigration control, we could keep our immigration control, because we’d have had control!

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  52. @JohnnyD
    I wish he would pay homage to Richard Nixon. That would really drive the media nuts.

    Nixon was a mixed bag, at best.

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  53. @Anonymous
    Do you think Andrew Jackson will still be replaced on the $20 bill?

    The Bureau of Engraving & Printing used a Black guy to make the latest security changes to the 2009A Series $100 bill.

    The new twenty is not due out before 2020 (Trump’s Sec. of Treasury can cancel it but the beautiful Harriet Tubman looks like a lock : Maxine Waters would throw a fit and scream bloody murder about impeaching White scum bags and racist White scum bags honoring a dead racist White scum bag – – – if old slave-holder Andy doesn’t get wiped off the $20, chop-chop! Maxine wants revenge for 350 years of slavery!).

    At least since FDR hit DC in 1933, the BEP has been a favorite Black sinecure. So much so that the DC branch is now almost exclusively Black in its basic mechanical printing operations. The BEP Fort Worth, Texas branch still has more than a few Whites keeping basic printing operations from collapsing (every bill printed in Fort Worth bears the privy stamp of FW; DC printed notes don’t carry a DC privy stamp or any other type of privy stamp). Crane, a private pulping concern, has handled the BEP paper and fiber account for US notes for the longest time, so the DC BEP or the FW BEP can’t jam the BEP rollers with sub-par paper product.

    The DC BEP made a complete mess of the 2009A Series $100 bill. The printing of it had to be farmed out to Fort Worth because DC never could manage to print a $100 bill without turning some of its final printing product into a blotchy mess of vertical ribbons of “smeared ink.” DC made such a complete mess, that it took Fort Worth about four years to solve the “smeared ink” problem – – – which DC had created on account of the new vertical security strip for the 2009A Series $100 bill. The 2009A Series $100 would not be released to US banks by the BEP and the Federal Reserve until 2013 or 2014.

    All six 2009A Series $100 bills, now in my wallet, have the FW privy stamp with the new “tricky” Liberty Bell security band. The vertical security band appeared to have been the primary reason why the DC BEP had inking problems during production. I’m not sure if the DC BEP ever did solve the inking problem with the 2009A Series $100 – – – hence the need for the Forth Worth BEP to step in and work their “Texas Magic.”

    Who’s to say that the 2020 Harriet Tubman $20 will not suffer the same fate as unlucky 2009A Series $100, if the printing job of the Tubman $20 is assigned to the DC BEP. Fort Worth had better stand by to help if past is prologue and smeared ink blots out Harriet’s beautiful face! What will Maxine Waters say if the DC BEP messes up the Tubman Twenty? Will she charge the White scum bags at the DC BEP with racist sabotage? She’ll have a problem doing so because there aren’t all that many White scum bags on the production floor at the BEP DC!

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  54. @Massimo Heitor
    Why does Trump or this crowd like Andrew Jackson? I know he was the famous US populist president, which Trump is the spiritual successor to.

    Andrew Jackson mistreated native Amerindians, presided over the Trail of Tears, and I'm inclined to side with the Amerindians on that one.

    The Trail of Tears really only killed 2,000-6,000 people, which is bad. But compare that to Abraham Lincoln's war on American citizens with ~700,000 deaths, Lincoln is the larger villain. Replace him on the $5 bill with John Wilkes Booth.

    Jackson’s removing of an alien race from the heart of America was a good thing. I do agree that Lincoln’s name should only be repeated with contempt.

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  55. @Autochthon
    Andrew Jackson was a kind of God among men. Hate him or love him, to know the story of his life is to be humbled and amazed. He was, though perhaps not the most wise or intelligent, easily the most persevering, fearless, honorable, selfless, and inspired leader in American history, and one of a very few such in the history of the world.

    As a boy serving as a messenger in the war for independence, he was captured and ordered to clean a British officer's shoes. Refusing, he asserted his right to dignified treatment as a prisoner of war. For his trouble the British officer slashed his hand and face with a sabre.

    After being shot in a duel against a rich snob in Nashville who had insulted his wife, he mounted his horse and rode forty miles to his house before being attended by a physician.

    His adult exploits in the military, from Florida to Louisiana, are more well known and equally impressive, as are his dauntless confrontation of the rascals in Washington on behalf of the people.

    His honour and mercy toward the Amerindian war-orphans he adopted has already been noted by other commenters here.

    If he had lived before recorded history, or lived a life less public, surely scholars would debate whether he were merely an accumulation of exaggerated legend and folklore comparable to Achilles, King Arthur, or Paul Bunyon.

    The recent movement to disavow him is a black mark upon its adherents; not one of them is worthy to speak the man's name. Hell, the best among us hardly is.

    “After being shot in a duel against a rich snob in Nashville who had insulted his wife, he mounted his horse and rode forty miles to his house before being attended by a physician.”

    This was the duel with Charles Dickinson, one of the best duelists and pistol shots in the country. They met just across the Kentucky state line as dueling was illegal in Tennessee.

    Jackson let Dickinson have the first shot, which hit him in the chest. By the dueling rules, Dickinson had to stand and let Jackson shoot. Jackson’s bullet hit Dickinson and he bled to death.

    Afterward, Andrew Jackson said “I would have stood and killed him if his bullet had hit me in the brain.”

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  56. @Anonymous
    The Battle of New Orleans has been marginalized in American history and lore.

    Jackson played the key role and it was a microcosm of what Washington went through during the Revolutionary War: vastly outnumbered by the British the Americans would not submit. Real heroics.

    It takes a great leader to hold men together in the face of a much stronger enemy. Jackson did it at New Orleans.

    Jackson is the American Ho Chi Minh.

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  57. @anon

    So how did the inversion of values happen among American white women, apparently in a handful of years
     
    TV and movies

    Agreed wholeheartedly. So who here has actually raised or is now raising his children without cable/satellite TV entirely?

    If you have grandchildren, are they sitting in front of the idiot box for their indoctrination?

    Let’s all ditch the TVs and Hollywood movies already. How damn hard should this be?

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Let’s all ditch the TVs and Hollywood movies already. How damn hard should this be?

    Done and done, bitchez!

    Even on the road, I can't even watch re-runs of Seinfeld anymore due to disgust with the commercials (yes, WITH the mute on!)
  58. @Autochthon
    Every child completing the required year's study of Georgia's history in the eighth grade knew this stuff when I was growing up in Cherokee County on my way to Cherokee High School.

    Heaven knows what nonsense the kids there are taught now.

    Right. So the parents need to get involved, make noise, and never back down in fighting to eliminate the indoctrination of their children. Ask nicely first, then humiliate the teachers and administrators and school board members if need be, then run for school board if need be.

    Better yet, give us vouchers so our kids can go where we want.

    We shouldn’t have to plead or argue or threaten the school’s controllers to get a normal education for our children. We should simply be able to take our tax dollars and say to the teacher or principal or whoever, “Unacceptable answer. You are a sick ass who cannot be trusted with my children’s minds and values. We are outta here. Enjoy the loss of enrollment and revenue, you bullshit propaganda artist.”

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    • Replies: @Henry Bowman
    This, they can not make a case against it so they are trying like hell to avoid the facts of the matter because they know they are going to fail epicly.
  59. @Kyle a
    This is one of Trumps all time great troll jobs on the left. No doubt he admires the hell out of Jackson. But he knows.

    Agreed. Alternate headline: “Trump trolls Democrats by honoring their first president.”

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  60. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Look who wrote the tweet to Joy Reid saying "Your periodic reminder that Andrew Jackson was founder of the Democratic Party - so odd Trump would praise him. And also a genocidal racist."

    This was tweeted by none other than Peter Beinart, the very man who gave Trump his "Make American Great Again" slogan; see the subtitle of Beinart's book
    https://www.amazon.com/Good-Fight-Liberals-Liberals-Can-America/dp/0060841613/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1489628040&sr=1-4&keywords=peter+beinart

    Are you being serious? Trump got the slogan from Reagan.

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  61. @RadicalCenter
    Agreed wholeheartedly. So who here has actually raised or is now raising his children without cable/satellite TV entirely?

    If you have grandchildren, are they sitting in front of the idiot box for their indoctrination?

    Let's all ditch the TVs and Hollywood movies already. How damn hard should this be?

    Let’s all ditch the TVs and Hollywood movies already. How damn hard should this be?

    Done and done, bitchez!

    Even on the road, I can’t even watch re-runs of Seinfeld anymore due to disgust with the commercials (yes, WITH the mute on!)

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    • Replies: @RadicalCenter
    Well done, Mister Newman!

    Amazing how much time and money is freed up over the course of a year by that simple decision.

    Without tv, our kids get bored and do crazy things like READ and PLAY WITH THEIR SIBLINGS and walk and run around so they aren't a Bunch of indoctrinated glazed-eye pre-diabetic fatasses. It's a good development for us (the parents), too, because we spend more time with the kids and sometimes exercising.
  62. @Achmed E. Newman
    Let’s all ditch the TVs and Hollywood movies already. How damn hard should this be?

    Done and done, bitchez!

    Even on the road, I can't even watch re-runs of Seinfeld anymore due to disgust with the commercials (yes, WITH the mute on!)

    Well done, Mister Newman!

    Amazing how much time and money is freed up over the course of a year by that simple decision.

    Without tv, our kids get bored and do crazy things like READ and PLAY WITH THEIR SIBLINGS and walk and run around so they aren’t a Bunch of indoctrinated glazed-eye pre-diabetic fatasses. It’s a good development for us (the parents), too, because we spend more time with the kids and sometimes exercising.

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    Thanks, Rad. It wasn't that hard at all. I just left the TV set in the attic when I moved out of town in the late 1990's. 7-8 years later, when I moved back in and was cleaning up, I found the TV and gave it to some Mexicans who were working on the next-door house.

    Without tv, our kids get bored and do crazy things like READ and PLAY WITH THEIR SIBLINGS and walk and run around so they aren’t a Bunch of indoctrinated glazed-eye pre-diabetic fatasses. It’s a good development for us (the parents), too, because we spend more time with the kids and sometimes exercising.
     
    Absolutely! You can say that again!

    Without tv, our kids get bored and do crazy things like READ and PLAY WITH THEIR SIBLINGS and walk and run around so they aren’t a Bunch of indoctrinated glazed-eye pre-diabetic fatasses. It’s a good development for us (the parents), too, because we spend more time with the kids and sometimes exercising.
     
    Our Dad limited it us to 1/2 hour/wk. TV till about 12 years old. He was the best.
  63. @RadicalCenter
    Well done, Mister Newman!

    Amazing how much time and money is freed up over the course of a year by that simple decision.

    Without tv, our kids get bored and do crazy things like READ and PLAY WITH THEIR SIBLINGS and walk and run around so they aren't a Bunch of indoctrinated glazed-eye pre-diabetic fatasses. It's a good development for us (the parents), too, because we spend more time with the kids and sometimes exercising.

    Thanks, Rad. It wasn’t that hard at all. I just left the TV set in the attic when I moved out of town in the late 1990′s. 7-8 years later, when I moved back in and was cleaning up, I found the TV and gave it to some Mexicans who were working on the next-door house.

    Without tv, our kids get bored and do crazy things like READ and PLAY WITH THEIR SIBLINGS and walk and run around so they aren’t a Bunch of indoctrinated glazed-eye pre-diabetic fatasses. It’s a good development for us (the parents), too, because we spend more time with the kids and sometimes exercising.

    Absolutely! You can say that again!

    Without tv, our kids get bored and do crazy things like READ and PLAY WITH THEIR SIBLINGS and walk and run around so they aren’t a Bunch of indoctrinated glazed-eye pre-diabetic fatasses. It’s a good development for us (the parents), too, because we spend more time with the kids and sometimes exercising.

    Our Dad limited it us to 1/2 hour/wk. TV till about 12 years old. He was the best.

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  64. DJT needs to do more than honor Old Hickory. He needs to start acting like Old Hickory.

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  65. @anon
    Bantu Africans like Joy Reid genocided the original Khoisan Africans.

    #

    never defend against accusations of racism - it's a waste of time.

    as long as you're defensive over it they'll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.

    just attack back

    I just say, “Thanks for noticing”.

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  66. @Sam Houston
    Joy Reid is a f-cking c-nt! As usual with these anti-White racist traitors she completely leaves out the fact that any mass killing of the Indians by Jackson was precipitated by mass killing of Whites by the INDIANS! And Reid apparently is unaware that his insistence on removal of the Five Civilized Tribes actually SAVED them! Especially the Cherokee. The only losses suffered by those tribes were on the part of the anti-treaty bands who's chiefs refused to prepare for the trip! The author of the standard biography of Jackson Robert Remini has stated that Jackson's purpose was to save the Indians. So has the author of a 21st century biography of Jackson H.W. Brands. According to Brands a member of the Cherokee Nation admitted as much to him at a book signing. What we need is a NEW removal policy! To get rid of all these anti-White racist traitors!!!

    “The only losses suffered by those tribes were on the part of the anti-treaty bands who’s chiefs refused to prepare for the trip!” and the Cherokee Trail of Tears occurred during the Van Buren administration.

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    • Replies: @Sam Houston
    Indeed it did Mr. Mexico. But the program was put in place initially by Jackson. The government just didn't get around to executing it until Van Buren. And let's be frank here Van Buren is too boring and incompetent to inspire the Left's unremitting hatred. Charismatic and effective leaders like Jackson are the REAL threat to the Left. And the real inspiration to patriotic Americans!
  67. never defend against accusations of racism – it’s a waste of time.

    as long as you’re defensive over it they’ll keep using it as an effective offensive tactic.

    just attack back

    I agree 100%. Always counter-attack instead. Throw accusations of racism back, a leftist is always guilty.

    Correct. The left’s moral center is currently anti-racism.

    That’s the false label they’ve put on the tin, anyway. The left is thoroughly racist.

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  68. @Ron Mexico
    "The only losses suffered by those tribes were on the part of the anti-treaty bands who’s chiefs refused to prepare for the trip!" and the Cherokee Trail of Tears occurred during the Van Buren administration.

    Indeed it did Mr. Mexico. But the program was put in place initially by Jackson. The government just didn’t get around to executing it until Van Buren. And let’s be frank here Van Buren is too boring and incompetent to inspire the Left’s unremitting hatred. Charismatic and effective leaders like Jackson are the REAL threat to the Left. And the real inspiration to patriotic Americans!

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    Van Buren, being our only Dutch president, cannot be used to stoke hatred of the evil "Anglos" (Jackson was of course Celtic, but that makes him more "Anglo" than a Dutchman in the eyes of ignorant leftists...).

    Furthermore, Jackson committed the unforgiveable sin of defending Americans from violent aliens:


    In 1813 he got mixed up in another gun battle, the outcome of a tavern brawl in Nashville. For some reason, Jackson was trying to horsewhip his former friend and later champion, Thomas Hart Benton. He was shot from behind by Benton's brother Jesse.

    The bullet shattered his left upper arm at the shoulder joint, causing an open compound fracture. Andrew was carried across the street to the Nashville Inn, where doctors tried in vain to arrest the hemorrhage. The blood stopped only after two mattresses had been soaked through and the patient's blood pressure had dropped to shock level. All the doctors except one advised Jackson to have his shattered arm amputated in order to save his life. The one who was against amputation probably thought it was too late anyway, but Jackson refused to have his arm cut off. And, as throughout all his life, he fooled the doctors, keeping arm and life both.

    An inevitable infection of the bone set in, which became chronic and plagued Jackson for the next nineteen years, in addition to his pulmonary abscess. The shoulder wound would close at times and the break open again. It did not heal completely until 1832, when the lead ball was finally cut out.

    A short time after the Benton shooting, the news reached. Nashville that the Creek Indians in the nearby Mississippi Territory had risen up, sacked Fort Mims, and massacred two hundred and fifty settlers. A committee on public safety hastened to The Hermitage where the wounded General was recuperating. He received them at his bedside and assured them that he would be ready to go in a few days.

    "The health of your general is restored. He will command in person," he said, propped against a pillow, his shattered arm in a sling. In the words of Marquis James, "Jackson was too sick to leave his bed but strong enough to make war."

    It sounds unbelievable that a man in Jackson's condition, just five weeks after a serious injury, should have been able to take active command of a whirlwind campaign and lead his infantry on a forced march of thirty-two miles in nine hours. This Jackson did. If it is true that an army marches on its stomach, Jackson's army had little to march on. The supply system was deplorable. That "meager monster, Famine," which Jackson dreaded more than the hostile Indians, was stalking his column. There were only a few cattle for two thousand men. Jackson ordered these butchered, taking for himself and his staff only the leavings, on which they lived without bread or salt. A few acorns supplemented this starvation diet.

    Jackson spent most of his days in the saddle. His festering arm was in a sling; he suffered also from intestinal cramps and diarrhea. Eyes hollow and stomach empty, he ignored discomfort, pain and fatigue, planning and directing all the details of the campaign. With his men, he spent his nights on the frozen ground. At critical moments of a battle he would rush to the scene to rally the wavering ranks. Like the real soldier he was, he gave vent to his personal misery not by complaining but by swearing like a top sergeant. His men could not help admiring their general, who scorned polished brass buttons and was as tough as hickory. It was they who gave him his famous nickname, Old Hickory.
     

    I reiterate: Love him or hate him, the man was a veritable god among men, with a superhuman constituton which endured innumerable injuries, any one of which would have killed lesser men, and, by all accounts, he endured them without complaint and without even taking much time to attend to them as he forged ahead doing things which would be difficult for a man in perfect health to do. It's astonishing to contemplate.
  69. @RadicalCenter
    Right. So the parents need to get involved, make noise, and never back down in fighting to eliminate the indoctrination of their children. Ask nicely first, then humiliate the teachers and administrators and school board members if need be, then run for school board if need be.

    Better yet, give us vouchers so our kids can go where we want.

    We shouldn't have to plead or argue or threaten the school's controllers to get a normal education for our children. We should simply be able to take our tax dollars and say to the teacher or principal or whoever, "Unacceptable answer. You are a sick ass who cannot be trusted with my children's minds and values. We are outta here. Enjoy the loss of enrollment and revenue, you bullshit propaganda artist."

    This, they can not make a case against it so they are trying like hell to avoid the facts of the matter because they know they are going to fail epicly.

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  70. @Opinionator
    How?

    (1) Went before it was massively popular – I didn’t even know it was going to be a “thing” and (2) won the last seat in the cheap ticket lottery they do a couple hours beforehand for a lot of Broadway shows. It was insane luck ’cause there were like 400 people lined up to enter the lottery and they only had 30 tickets.

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  71. @Autochthon
    If it's possible, I have more contempt for Abraham Lincoln than I do admiration for Andrew Jackson.

    As for the business about any alleged mistreatment of Amerindians, the U.S.A. was obtained by right of conquest from Amerindians. To be squeamish about the treatment of Amerindians is to be squeamish about the nation's very existence.

    Me, I don't mind.

    And for what it's worth, all contemporary peoples are guilty of whatever wrongdoing you may ascribe to the practice. Just ask the Picts, the Ainu, the Sumerians, the Minoans, the Carthaginians, the Scythians, the Hittites, the Phrygians, the Sarmatians, the Gauls, the Etruscans, the Hittites, the Oto-Mangueans, the Akkadians, the Saami....

    “To be squeamish about the treatment of Amerindians is to be squeamish about the nation’s very existence.”

    Being squeamish about the nation’s very existence pretty much describes liberals and the so-called SJW types.

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  72. @Jokah Macpherson
    (1) Went before it was massively popular - I didn't even know it was going to be a "thing" and (2) won the last seat in the cheap ticket lottery they do a couple hours beforehand for a lot of Broadway shows. It was insane luck 'cause there were like 400 people lined up to enter the lottery and they only had 30 tickets.

    Acknowledged, thanks

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  73. @advancedatheist
    Generations of white American women readily married men like Andrew Jackson because these women felt that their choices for husbands held sensible values and displayed the strength necessary to protect them and their mutual offspring in a harsh and dangerous world.

    So how did the inversion of values happen among American white women, apparently in a handful of years, where they now see racism, sexism and xenophobia like Jackson's as signals of bad husband material?

    A great many Lefty women have little interest in husband material of any sort.

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  74. @Sam Houston
    Indeed it did Mr. Mexico. But the program was put in place initially by Jackson. The government just didn't get around to executing it until Van Buren. And let's be frank here Van Buren is too boring and incompetent to inspire the Left's unremitting hatred. Charismatic and effective leaders like Jackson are the REAL threat to the Left. And the real inspiration to patriotic Americans!

    Van Buren, being our only Dutch president, cannot be used to stoke hatred of the evil “Anglos” (Jackson was of course Celtic, but that makes him more “Anglo” than a Dutchman in the eyes of ignorant leftists…).

    Furthermore, Jackson committed the unforgiveable sin of defending Americans from violent aliens:

    In 1813 he got mixed up in another gun battle, the outcome of a tavern brawl in Nashville. For some reason, Jackson was trying to horsewhip his former friend and later champion, Thomas Hart Benton. He was shot from behind by Benton’s brother Jesse.

    The bullet shattered his left upper arm at the shoulder joint, causing an open compound fracture. Andrew was carried across the street to the Nashville Inn, where doctors tried in vain to arrest the hemorrhage. The blood stopped only after two mattresses had been soaked through and the patient’s blood pressure had dropped to shock level. All the doctors except one advised Jackson to have his shattered arm amputated in order to save his life. The one who was against amputation probably thought it was too late anyway, but Jackson refused to have his arm cut off. And, as throughout all his life, he fooled the doctors, keeping arm and life both.

    An inevitable infection of the bone set in, which became chronic and plagued Jackson for the next nineteen years, in addition to his pulmonary abscess. The shoulder wound would close at times and the break open again. It did not heal completely until 1832, when the lead ball was finally cut out.

    A short time after the Benton shooting, the news reached. Nashville that the Creek Indians in the nearby Mississippi Territory had risen up, sacked Fort Mims, and massacred two hundred and fifty settlers. A committee on public safety hastened to The Hermitage where the wounded General was recuperating. He received them at his bedside and assured them that he would be ready to go in a few days.

    “The health of your general is restored. He will command in person,” he said, propped against a pillow, his shattered arm in a sling. In the words of Marquis James, “Jackson was too sick to leave his bed but strong enough to make war.”

    It sounds unbelievable that a man in Jackson’s condition, just five weeks after a serious injury, should have been able to take active command of a whirlwind campaign and lead his infantry on a forced march of thirty-two miles in nine hours. This Jackson did. If it is true that an army marches on its stomach, Jackson’s army had little to march on. The supply system was deplorable. That “meager monster, Famine,” which Jackson dreaded more than the hostile Indians, was stalking his column. There were only a few cattle for two thousand men. Jackson ordered these butchered, taking for himself and his staff only the leavings, on which they lived without bread or salt. A few acorns supplemented this starvation diet.

    Jackson spent most of his days in the saddle. His festering arm was in a sling; he suffered also from intestinal cramps and diarrhea. Eyes hollow and stomach empty, he ignored discomfort, pain and fatigue, planning and directing all the details of the campaign. With his men, he spent his nights on the frozen ground. At critical moments of a battle he would rush to the scene to rally the wavering ranks. Like the real soldier he was, he gave vent to his personal misery not by complaining but by swearing like a top sergeant. His men could not help admiring their general, who scorned polished brass buttons and was as tough as hickory. It was they who gave him his famous nickname, Old Hickory.

    I reiterate: Love him or hate him, the man was a veritable god among men, with a superhuman constituton which endured innumerable injuries, any one of which would have killed lesser men, and, by all accounts, he endured them without complaint and without even taking much time to attend to them as he forged ahead doing things which would be difficult for a man in perfect health to do. It’s astonishing to contemplate.

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    Paul Johnson sees Andrew Jackson and the Duke of Wellington as very different in nurture but very similar in nature.
  75. @Autochthon
    Van Buren, being our only Dutch president, cannot be used to stoke hatred of the evil "Anglos" (Jackson was of course Celtic, but that makes him more "Anglo" than a Dutchman in the eyes of ignorant leftists...).

    Furthermore, Jackson committed the unforgiveable sin of defending Americans from violent aliens:


    In 1813 he got mixed up in another gun battle, the outcome of a tavern brawl in Nashville. For some reason, Jackson was trying to horsewhip his former friend and later champion, Thomas Hart Benton. He was shot from behind by Benton's brother Jesse.

    The bullet shattered his left upper arm at the shoulder joint, causing an open compound fracture. Andrew was carried across the street to the Nashville Inn, where doctors tried in vain to arrest the hemorrhage. The blood stopped only after two mattresses had been soaked through and the patient's blood pressure had dropped to shock level. All the doctors except one advised Jackson to have his shattered arm amputated in order to save his life. The one who was against amputation probably thought it was too late anyway, but Jackson refused to have his arm cut off. And, as throughout all his life, he fooled the doctors, keeping arm and life both.

    An inevitable infection of the bone set in, which became chronic and plagued Jackson for the next nineteen years, in addition to his pulmonary abscess. The shoulder wound would close at times and the break open again. It did not heal completely until 1832, when the lead ball was finally cut out.

    A short time after the Benton shooting, the news reached. Nashville that the Creek Indians in the nearby Mississippi Territory had risen up, sacked Fort Mims, and massacred two hundred and fifty settlers. A committee on public safety hastened to The Hermitage where the wounded General was recuperating. He received them at his bedside and assured them that he would be ready to go in a few days.

    "The health of your general is restored. He will command in person," he said, propped against a pillow, his shattered arm in a sling. In the words of Marquis James, "Jackson was too sick to leave his bed but strong enough to make war."

    It sounds unbelievable that a man in Jackson's condition, just five weeks after a serious injury, should have been able to take active command of a whirlwind campaign and lead his infantry on a forced march of thirty-two miles in nine hours. This Jackson did. If it is true that an army marches on its stomach, Jackson's army had little to march on. The supply system was deplorable. That "meager monster, Famine," which Jackson dreaded more than the hostile Indians, was stalking his column. There were only a few cattle for two thousand men. Jackson ordered these butchered, taking for himself and his staff only the leavings, on which they lived without bread or salt. A few acorns supplemented this starvation diet.

    Jackson spent most of his days in the saddle. His festering arm was in a sling; he suffered also from intestinal cramps and diarrhea. Eyes hollow and stomach empty, he ignored discomfort, pain and fatigue, planning and directing all the details of the campaign. With his men, he spent his nights on the frozen ground. At critical moments of a battle he would rush to the scene to rally the wavering ranks. Like the real soldier he was, he gave vent to his personal misery not by complaining but by swearing like a top sergeant. His men could not help admiring their general, who scorned polished brass buttons and was as tough as hickory. It was they who gave him his famous nickname, Old Hickory.
     

    I reiterate: Love him or hate him, the man was a veritable god among men, with a superhuman constituton which endured innumerable injuries, any one of which would have killed lesser men, and, by all accounts, he endured them without complaint and without even taking much time to attend to them as he forged ahead doing things which would be difficult for a man in perfect health to do. It's astonishing to contemplate.

    Paul Johnson sees Andrew Jackson and the Duke of Wellington as very different in nurture but very similar in nature.

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    Perhaps you refer to Jackson's being an Ulster Scot and Wellesley's being Anglo-Irish?

    I'd say there's something about Celtic blood, too, but I'm biased. Still, a lot of documentation supports this indefatigable fighting spirit – though often disastrous and by no means always victorious; witness the vanishing of the people and their holdings Cf. Jim Webb's Born Fighting, the gallowglasses, the Sutherland Highlanders' thin red line, etc..

  76. very different in nurture

    It’s all relative.

    For instance, I’d bet neither one of their upbringings featured much in the way of testosterone suppression, white privilege prevention, or feminist indoctrination.

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  77. @Steve Sailer
    Paul Johnson sees Andrew Jackson and the Duke of Wellington as very different in nurture but very similar in nature.

    Perhaps you refer to Jackson’s being an Ulster Scot and Wellesley’s being Anglo-Irish?

    I’d say there’s something about Celtic blood, too, but I’m biased. Still, a lot of documentation supports this indefatigable fighting spirit – though often disastrous and by no means always victorious; witness the vanishing of the people and their holdings Cf. Jim Webb’s Born Fighting, the gallowglasses, the Sutherland Highlanders’ thin red line, etc..

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  78. @Autochthon
    Perhaps you refer to Jackson's being an Ulster Scot and Wellesley's being Anglo-Irish?

    I'd say there's something about Celtic blood, too, but I'm biased. Still, a lot of documentation supports this indefatigable fighting spirit – though often disastrous and by no means always victorious; witness the vanishing of the people and their holdings Cf. Jim Webb's Born Fighting, the gallowglasses, the Sutherland Highlanders' thin red line, etc..

    For Doughnut:

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  79. “To be squeamish about the treatment of Amerindians is to be squeamish about the nation’s very existence.”

    I can’t get that far, because I approach the history as a right-winger. In other words, I know human sacrifice, torture, scalping, mutilated corpses, sexual slavery, child-napping, etc., are not mere calumnies heaped upon the perfectly-SJW/Hippie Amerinds of the past. (Never mind all the Indian + European vs Indian + European wars) And that treatment is a two-way street. I guess most leftists know that deep down, too; it’s not like you could get any of them to live among stone-age primitives. It’s all just posturing, conformists with no inclination to think their own thoughts.

    Nashville that the Creek Indians in the nearby Mississippi Territory had risen up, sacked Fort Mims, and massacred two hundred and fifty settlers.

    Impossiburu…

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  80. invite Ta-Nehesi Coates to deliver a nationally televised rebuttal.

    LOL, now don’t be cruel ;)

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  81. Do you think Andrew Jackson will still be replaced on the $20 bill?

    As can be said about a lot of things, if Hussein really wanted it done (Gitmo, “immigration reform”), he’d have tried harder to get it done while he was in office. And to agree with Flip, we might soon be saying something similar about Trump, and his lost opportunity to reverse Hussein’s decision.

    Generations of white American women readily married men like Andrew Jackson because these women felt that their choices for husbands held sensible values and displayed the strength necessary to protect them and their mutual offspring in a harsh and dangerous world.

    Or maybe, then as now, women simply went with “the current thing to do,” and it is “the current thing to do” that has changed radically.

    It occurs that putting a stop to Hussein’s decision to replace Jackson on the twenty would make a great target for a sympathetic inferior court judge. Especially since largely based on false accusations of racism, genocide, etc.

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