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Here’s the New York Times on their Strange New Disrespect for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) since he was liberated by the demise of John McCain:

What Happened to Lindsey Graham? He’s Become a Conservative ‘Rock Star’

By Sheryl Gay Stolberg
Nov. 2, 2018

 
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  1. Graham is from SC, not Florida. Thus, he is not a Cracker. The state tree is the cabbage palmetto, AKA Sabal Palm, is not a tree, actually, but a mutant spongiform cephalopod that has taken root. The fruit of the is a nut that causes dementia at a young age and delusions of national prominence starting in the early twenties. See Charleston, SC for corroboration.

    It is well known that Graham, like many others of his haploid, has consumed large numbers of the Sabal nut since his youth. He is therefore a “nut palmer.”

    I rest my case.

    • Replies: @iffen
    Graham is from SC, not Florida. Thus, he is not a Cracker.

    From Wiki:

    Georgia Cracker refers to the original American pioneer settlers of the Province of Georgia (later, the State of Georgia), and their descendants.
    In the late 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, Georgia ranchers came to be known as "Georgia Crackers" by Floridians when they drove their cattle down into the grassy flatlands of Central Florida to graze in the winter, stopping where the citrus groves began.

    Atlanta Black Crackers, a Negro League professional baseball team (1919–1952)
    Atlanta Crackers minor league teams (1901–1965)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_cracker
     

    Florida did not have indigenous crackers. They, or their ancestors, are immigrants from Alabama, Georgia, or South Carolina.
  2. Phil Mc’ Crackin?

    • Replies: @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Lindsey's apparently a switch-hitter; this week, he's playing a top.

    "A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground."
    ~ H. L. Mencken
    , @It's All Ball Bearings
    Trayvon and his girl would say to release the Ass-Cracker
  3. There is no more prevalent and misplaced racist belief in America than the one that demonizes Southern men and women. Stop in a neighborhood southern cafe sometime at lunch and, as a northerner, you will probably be shocked by the quiet, civil conversation going on about you. Southerners rarely raise their voices in public and are well mannered and refined compared to Yankees.

    I was staying in a National Park campground in the South a few years ago. At one of the sites a small group of guys were sitting around a campfire singing old rock songs, accompanied by one of them on an acoustic guitar. They sang in easy going, mellow voices with no exhibitionism or showing off, just peaceful social companionability. I’ve never seen or heard anything like it in the North.

    Northerners demonize Southerners out of intellectual laziness and to avoid honest introspection .i.e prejudice.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    That's generally true but this was not intended maliciously.
  4. @James Speaks
    Graham is from SC, not Florida. Thus, he is not a Cracker. The state tree is the cabbage palmetto, AKA Sabal Palm, is not a tree, actually, but a mutant spongiform cephalopod that has taken root. The fruit of the is a nut that causes dementia at a young age and delusions of national prominence starting in the early twenties. See Charleston, SC for corroboration.

    It is well known that Graham, like many others of his haploid, has consumed large numbers of the Sabal nut since his youth. He is therefore a "nut palmer."

    I rest my case.

    Graham is from SC, not Florida. Thus, he is not a Cracker.

    From Wiki:

    Georgia Cracker refers to the original American pioneer settlers of the Province of Georgia (later, the State of Georgia), and their descendants.
    In the late 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, Georgia ranchers came to be known as “Georgia Crackers” by Floridians when they drove their cattle down into the grassy flatlands of Central Florida to graze in the winter, stopping where the citrus groves began.

    Atlanta Black Crackers, a Negro League professional baseball team (1919–1952)
    Atlanta Crackers minor league teams (1901–1965)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_cracker

    Florida did not have indigenous crackers. They, or their ancestors, are immigrants from Alabama, Georgia, or South Carolina.

  5. @ThreeCranes
    There is no more prevalent and misplaced racist belief in America than the one that demonizes Southern men and women. Stop in a neighborhood southern cafe sometime at lunch and, as a northerner, you will probably be shocked by the quiet, civil conversation going on about you. Southerners rarely raise their voices in public and are well mannered and refined compared to Yankees.

    I was staying in a National Park campground in the South a few years ago. At one of the sites a small group of guys were sitting around a campfire singing old rock songs, accompanied by one of them on an acoustic guitar. They sang in easy going, mellow voices with no exhibitionism or showing off, just peaceful social companionability. I've never seen or heard anything like it in the North.

    Northerners demonize Southerners out of intellectual laziness and to avoid honest introspection .i.e prejudice.

    That’s generally true but this was not intended maliciously.

  6. Having just read the entire article, it is surprisingly fair. Oh, of course you can quibble with a few things–but it’s the NYT. I actually read it with an eye towards personal invective or worse, and couldn’t find any. That’s a first for me with the NYT in a very long time.

  7. Someday in ages future the cracker will be considered the acme of the human species.

    • Replies: @PiltdownMan

    Someday in ages future the cracker will be considered the acme of the human species.
     
    That reminds me of VS Naipaul's book, A Turn in the South, in which he he wrote a sympathetic account (partially paywalled)

    https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1988/12/22/rednecks/

  8. Anon[244] • Disclaimer says:

    “Southerners rarely raise their voices in public and are well mannered and refined compared to Yankees.”

    Yeah, but is that a good thing? What kind of people sit back and tolerate the violent destruction of their monuments and even the desecration of their historic grave sites by radical Marxists? They could maybe use a little meanness. I think it’d help us all out about now for some raised voices below the Mason Dixon.

    “Northerners demonize Southerners out of intellectual laziness and to avoid honest introspection .i.e prejudice.”

    Unfortunately, it’s way more prevalent than that these days…and it has spread. Now, words like “Southern” and “Confederate” are code for “white” in the same way democrats have codes like “good schools” for “no blacks” and “urban sprawl” for “no Mexicans”. I could tolerate this situation if it were still, say, 1950 and the good people of New Hampshire distrusted them Rebels down in Arkansas, but times have changed – gotten worse. Now, guys in New Hampshire are also the targets of these people.

    “to avoid honest introspection”

    Simplistic thinking defines our age. Dumb, uninformed people think that since “X” group is evil and “Y” group is evil, then X + Y = Z, that evil just goes together for some odd reason. Hence, that idiotic Wolfenstein II game that came out a few years ago. The premise of the game is that Nazis invaded the US in an alternate timeline and joined up with the KKK, hand-in-hand, to fight a feminist pregnant woman, a sassy black girl with an afro, and a white liberal dude. This despite the fact that the KKK was extremely pro-British and pro-Jewish, at least before the 1950s or 60s. Hell, it was the South’s politicians that made essential legislation possible to help the British hold off the Germans before US entry into the Second World War.* Those two groups likely wouldn’t have gotten along. It was Madison Square Garden that was hosting massive pro-German Bund meetings, not Knoxville.

    *Oh, and the BBC has repaid the South for that generosity by turning Dr. Who into a screed against them in a Rosa Parks, racism episode. Thanks.

    • Replies: @TheBoom
    When the left calls white Southerners intolerant they are just projecting. The problem for white Southerners and whites in general is that they are too tolerant. They tolerate their monuments being torn down, their schools being run by leftists and their government not safeguarding their basic rights. We need more intolerance not less on our side
  9. I’m hoping for a Lindsey Graham-Nikki Haley ticket in 2020. That would be one sikh cracker team.

    • LOL: Chrisnonymous
  10. I can’t think of this scene/meme without also thinking of the Monty Python scene with the Roman speech impediment, and I end up thinking…

    “WEWEASE THE KWAKEN!”

    • LOL: Digital Samizdat
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMtoGj0dcSo
  11. If Lindsey Graham keeps this up, I’ll have to vote for him in 2020.

    Just typing this makes me wonder if I should attend a purification ceremony at the Rez/kibbutz’s sweat lodge, go on a Bud Light bender or seek the assistance of a licensed therapist.

    Maybe all three.

    • Replies: @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Maybe all three.
     
    Nope. Leave off the therapist. But the first two? Yep.
    , @istevefan
    Hold off your opinions on the new Lindsey Graham until you see whether or not he has changed on immigration. That is the one and only metric he should be judged by, especially by people on blogs like this.
  12. @Anon
    "Southerners rarely raise their voices in public and are well mannered and refined compared to Yankees."

    Yeah, but is that a good thing? What kind of people sit back and tolerate the violent destruction of their monuments and even the desecration of their historic grave sites by radical Marxists? They could maybe use a little meanness. I think it'd help us all out about now for some raised voices below the Mason Dixon.

    "Northerners demonize Southerners out of intellectual laziness and to avoid honest introspection .i.e prejudice."

    Unfortunately, it's way more prevalent than that these days...and it has spread. Now, words like "Southern" and "Confederate" are code for "white" in the same way democrats have codes like "good schools" for "no blacks" and "urban sprawl" for "no Mexicans". I could tolerate this situation if it were still, say, 1950 and the good people of New Hampshire distrusted them Rebels down in Arkansas, but times have changed - gotten worse. Now, guys in New Hampshire are also the targets of these people.

    "to avoid honest introspection"

    Simplistic thinking defines our age. Dumb, uninformed people think that since "X" group is evil and "Y" group is evil, then X + Y = Z, that evil just goes together for some odd reason. Hence, that idiotic Wolfenstein II game that came out a few years ago. The premise of the game is that Nazis invaded the US in an alternate timeline and joined up with the KKK, hand-in-hand, to fight a feminist pregnant woman, a sassy black girl with an afro, and a white liberal dude. This despite the fact that the KKK was extremely pro-British and pro-Jewish, at least before the 1950s or 60s. Hell, it was the South's politicians that made essential legislation possible to help the British hold off the Germans before US entry into the Second World War.* Those two groups likely wouldn't have gotten along. It was Madison Square Garden that was hosting massive pro-German Bund meetings, not Knoxville.

    *Oh, and the BBC has repaid the South for that generosity by turning Dr. Who into a screed against them in a Rosa Parks, racism episode. Thanks.

    When the left calls white Southerners intolerant they are just projecting. The problem for white Southerners and whites in general is that they are too tolerant. They tolerate their monuments being torn down, their schools being run by leftists and their government not safeguarding their basic rights. We need more intolerance not less on our side

  13. @tyrone
    Someday in ages future the cracker will be considered the acme of the human species.

    Someday in ages future the cracker will be considered the acme of the human species.

    That reminds me of VS Naipaul’s book, A Turn in the South, in which he he wrote a sympathetic account (partially paywalled)

    https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1988/12/22/rednecks/

  14. @TontoBubbaGoldstein
    If Lindsey Graham keeps this up, I'll have to vote for him in 2020.

    Just typing this makes me wonder if I should attend a purification ceremony at the Rez/kibbutz's sweat lodge, go on a Bud Light bender or seek the assistance of a licensed therapist.

    Maybe all three.

    Maybe all three.

    Nope. Leave off the therapist. But the first two? Yep.

  15. Obama’s domestic crime policy in 2014 was along the lines of “Release the Crackheads!”

  16. Here’s the New York Times on their Strange New Disrespect for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) since he was liberated by the demise of John McCain:

    I stood inside his childhood home last week. I know his people.

    And they could not be more normal.

  17. The Daily Mail gives us reason to believe Jerry Falwell was onto something:

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Calabasas home, Caitlyn Jenner’s mansion in Malibu and even the famed Bachelor Mansion have been hit by the devastating wildfires overtaking Southern California, it has been reported.

  18. @TontoBubbaGoldstein
    If Lindsey Graham keeps this up, I'll have to vote for him in 2020.

    Just typing this makes me wonder if I should attend a purification ceremony at the Rez/kibbutz's sweat lodge, go on a Bud Light bender or seek the assistance of a licensed therapist.

    Maybe all three.

    Hold off your opinions on the new Lindsey Graham until you see whether or not he has changed on immigration. That is the one and only metric he should be judged by, especially by people on blogs like this.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    Hold off your opinions on the new Lindsey Graham until you see whether or not he has changed on immigration. That is the one and only metric he should be judged by, especially by people on blogs like this.
     
    Agreed. GOP Congressmen are all on probation - guilty until proven innocent. The only issue that really matters is immigration - reducing it - and if they are useless on that issue, then they are useless altogether.
  19. Dare I say “Graham Cracker”?

    • Replies: @Digital Samizdat
    Damn! I already used up my hourly LOL.
  20. Lindsey wants to be the new AG, but can a leopard change it’s spots?

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    The new AG. Can you say "Time for some ass kicking, boys and girls?"

    https://heartiste.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/whitpill.jpeg
  21. @Chrisnonymous
    I can't think of this scene/meme without also thinking of the Monty Python scene with the Roman speech impediment, and I end up thinking...

    "WEWEASE THE KWAKEN!"

  22. @Dtbb
    Dare I say "Graham Cracker"?

    Damn! I already used up my hourly LOL.

  23. @Anon
    Phil Mc' Crackin?

    Lindsey’s apparently a switch-hitter; this week, he’s playing a top.

    “A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.”
    ~ H. L. Mencken

  24. So a multi-millioin $ blockbuster was made just because the Olivier-Zeus’s reluctant and resigned “Release the Kraken..” just wasn’t awesome enough.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    I was about to write that I'm disappointed he did not use Olivier's superiour performance. I don't know how or when chewing scenery displaced character's motivations in importance for actors, but it has. Zeus is Perseus' father: he has no desire whatever to see the kraken loosed for obvious reasons.

    https://youtu.be/YUrkkSWOezI
  25. LGraham is an opportunistic meddler charlatan

    After McCain McStain left, he couldn’t work his magic behind closed doors
    He is repositioning himself to run for President or be on ticket….

    …..so now he is trying to make himself a sober DT or something…appeals to the sheeple
    ….to fool the sheeple, no one hardly knows his true “roots” and “root”

  26. @LondonBob
    Lindsey wants to be the new AG, but can a leopard change it's spots?

    The new AG. Can you say “Time for some ass kicking, boys and girls?”

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    Something has got to be done about the interagency Brennan cabal. Democrats point at President Orange and shout "banana republic!" But what really speaks of a tin-pot, third world dictatorship is rule by security services. And that's what the Democratic Party is enabling. As a disgruntled Democrat, I remain disgusted by the party's embrace of these subversive elements within the FBI, DOJ, and the CIA. When a new Dick Cheney character arises from the Republican ranks, that weapon will be turned on them.
    , @The Alarmist
    A real Mr. Clean type ... I hope.
  27. @ziel
    So a multi-millioin $ blockbuster was made just because the Olivier-Zeus's reluctant and resigned "Release the Kraken.." just wasn't awesome enough.

    I was about to write that I’m disappointed he did not use Olivier’s superiour performance. I don’t know how or when chewing scenery displaced character’s motivations in importance for actors, but it has. Zeus is Perseus’ father: he has no desire whatever to see the kraken loosed for obvious reasons.

  28. @istevefan
    Hold off your opinions on the new Lindsey Graham until you see whether or not he has changed on immigration. That is the one and only metric he should be judged by, especially by people on blogs like this.

    Hold off your opinions on the new Lindsey Graham until you see whether or not he has changed on immigration. That is the one and only metric he should be judged by, especially by people on blogs like this.

    Agreed. GOP Congressmen are all on probation – guilty until proven innocent. The only issue that really matters is immigration – reducing it – and if they are useless on that issue, then they are useless altogether.

  29. When the Tough Guy face of the party is a semi-closeted pooftah, you’re in more trouble than the GOP cares to admit! Don’t get in the way of Light-Loafered Lisping Lindsey or he’ll scratch your eyes out!

  30. @Jim Don Bob
    The new AG. Can you say "Time for some ass kicking, boys and girls?"

    https://heartiste.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/whitpill.jpeg

    Something has got to be done about the interagency Brennan cabal. Democrats point at President Orange and shout “banana republic!” But what really speaks of a tin-pot, third world dictatorship is rule by security services. And that’s what the Democratic Party is enabling. As a disgruntled Democrat, I remain disgusted by the party’s embrace of these subversive elements within the FBI, DOJ, and the CIA. When a new Dick Cheney character arises from the Republican ranks, that weapon will be turned on them.

  31. @Anon
    Phil Mc' Crackin?

    Trayvon and his girl would say to release the Ass-Cracker

  32. @Jim Don Bob
    The new AG. Can you say "Time for some ass kicking, boys and girls?"

    https://heartiste.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/whitpill.jpeg

    A real Mr. Clean type … I hope.

  33. This is what Graham always did — bash Democrats forcefully in front of the cameras at strategic times to trick gullible GOP primary voters. It’s a transparent act we have seen from him over and over whenever a highly partisan issue like the recent confirmation fight is getting a lot of press.

    I can’t believe boomers are fooled by this. Freepers are slobbering all over Graham saying they love him now. This kind of gullibility is THE problem with conservatives. It looks like a hardcore amnesty supporter will win a fourth term from one of the most conservative Southern states. SC will probably have Graham in office into the 2030’s.

    I don’t see how the GOP can be remade into an immigration restrictionist party before it becomes a permanent minority party. If GOP voters in SC, of all places, can’t primary a Gang of Eight architect, how is this going to happen?

  34. General Mattis gave him a stern eyeing at the funeral. Scared him straight.

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