Republican dedication to tradition


Thanks, gocomics.org

Cripes! I remember the transition. Democrats relied on the Solid South…racism, Jim Crow laws and all, to stay in power for decades. Then, as a result of pressure from the growing civil rights movement, they relented. They figured they better join the nation changing in a progressive direction.

As a result, the Republican Party took over state government in all the most racist states. That’s what “Republican tradition” means in most of the South. It goes back to the success of freedom fighters at the federal level…and your friendly neighborhood bigots simply changing parties.

American South: racist voters still elect Racist Scum


Georgia’s governor signed ‘Jim Crow’ voting bill
under painting of a slave plantation

The Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Will Bunch created a Twitter thread about a painting of a Georgia plantation that is hanging behind Kemp in the photograph. Writing about the history of the Callaway plantation in Wilkes county, Georgia, Bunch said the place depicted “thrived because of the back-breaking labor of more than 100 slaves who were held in cruel human bondage”.

While Georgia’s Bigot-in-Chief signed the bill into law, a Black woman who is a member of the state legislature knocked on the entrance to the locked door ceremony…demanding to witness this travesty…the governor had her arrested.


State Rep. Park Cannon…arrested after she attempted
to knock on the door of Gov. Brian Kemp’s office

What passes for “Law and Order” in a state run by corrupt bigots. Republican, Democrat or Independent, policies and practices like these should be shoveled back into the outhouse dungpile that is our racist history.

Sports “supplement” is 80-year-old stimulant NEVER Approved for oral consumption

An experimental stimulant drug from the World War II era is showing up in weight loss and sports supplements sold today, according to a new study.

The stimulant, known as phenpromethamine, was last sold as a nasal inhaler called Vonedrine in the 1940s and 1950s, but it has since been withdrawn from the market and has never been approved for oral use, according to the study, published Tuesday (March 23) in the journal Clinical Toxicology. It’s also banned from competitive sports by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The new study appears to be the first to confirm the presence of phenpromethamine in supplements, the authors said.

In addition to phenpromethamine, the study identified eight other prohibited stimulants in sports and weight loss supplements, which were often found mixed together in various combinations to create “cocktails” of stimulant drugs that have never been studied in people…

These products were usually marketed as weight loss supplements or sport supplements. (A full list of these supplement brands can be found in the study.)

Maybe we can get the FDA back in the business of trying to protect consumers instead of allowing leftover drugs weaseled back into consumption by unprincipled producers.