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Jim Bowie’s Noble Gesture of freeing his servant Sam

At the Alamo during the Texas Land Grab Disguised As A Revolution while he was waiting to be overrun and killed.
 
Mighty “white” of him but, hey, the manumission papers were a useless formality. One of the excuses used for stirring up the revolution was “deprivation of property rights” meaning that General Antonio Jose y Maria Lopez de Santa Ana had, through the enforcement of the Guerrero Proclamation, emancipation papers for anybody in Mexico (including, legally, San Antonio) who was held as a slave. This wasn’t done as a slap in the face for the white Anglo colonists, who hadn’t (yet) become quite the pestilence they would later be.

Instead it freed up the Indian and Mestizo slaves owned by the Spanish overlords.

The Mexican Emancipation Proclamation predated the U.S. one by about 4 decades. Not exactly a “backwards and ignorant” nation.

So Sam was already technically free.

Three slaves were known to be at the Battle of the Alamo; a boy named John was killed, while William B. Travis’s slave Joe and James Bowie’s slave Sam survived to be freed by the Mexican Army (from wikipedia)

What got me thinking about it is Rick GoodHair Perry announcing his candidacy. Not just any Jackass Retardican, he’s one of those currently celebrating the 150th (sesquicentennial) anniversary of the founding of the Confederacy and the start of a four year campaign in which a half million Americans were murdered by other Americans over the States’ “right” to systematically deprive Americans of their liberty.

But of course to hear the various Confederate Heritage groups lie through their bloodstained teeth, it wasn’t actually about Slavery… just the states’ “rights” to maintain slavery, and also they smoothly lie that it wasn’t about Racial Hatred, even though the Americans they were holding as slaves happened to be of a much darker skin color. Slavery, in the Rick Perry-Republican-TeaBag DoubleSpeak, is an act of love.

And, it’s not like Perry actually believes the lies he tells. His FOLLOWERS, however, are exactly that STUPID that they do.
Massive underfunding of Public Education shown in all it’s glorious wonder. Look for the Texas Ignorance Campaign to spread across AmeriKKKa oh, wait, it already has, never mind!

The RepubliKlan Party hates public education because Public Ignorance is their one power base.

Just look at the Morons in Iowa and the Racist Lunatic they just selected in their straw poll.

Latest BP offer: Fire the employees who wear protective gear while cleaning up their toxins

Because it looks bad on television reports if people around the world see that their Toxic Waste is actually Toxic Waste. There’s more to it than just threatening their (Temporary) Workers, those who are being forced to choose between risking their lives for the Good Image of BP and starving, losing their homes, money and eventually their freedom. There are unenforceable laws on the books in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida that make it illegal to be unemployed and in debt, and they’re punishable by confinement at Hard Labor. Meaning, they’ll be GIVEN, with no charge to the company, as Slaves, administered by BP affiliate corporations like WackenHut and Corrections Corporation of America. Private prisons built partly with Inmate Slave Labor by another Affiliate Corporation, Halliburton KBR.

Seems the TeaBags and other Corporate Suck Groups back Governors Jindal, Crist, and Rick GoodHair (and probably the Alabama and Mississippi governors) to be able to annul and over-ride Supreme Court Decisions, like the ones which made the Vagrancy Laws and Debt-as-a-crime laws unenforceable.

They’re already using Texas and the other states’ Prisoners, unpaid Inmate Slave Labor, pressed into working on the oil spill.

And using Public Funded Police and courts as Private Enforcement of their “right” to censor reporting on the Real Story.

The Horror Show story, not the commercials for Sea World showing happy, sparkling clean Healthy Pelicans and other marine animals being released onto a sparkling, pristine beach.

Meanwhile, Lake Pontchartrain, staple of the non-Oil industries in Acadiana… contaminated. Those of you who have traveled east on I-10 recognize that as “that huge freakin’ lake with the bridge over it”

The link at the top is a video that was aired on Olberman and a petition to the President to actively enforce workplace safety laws over the objections of BP. As it looks now, the Chairman of BP is Bitch SlaPping the Obama administration and the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy.

That SHOULD get even the far-right lunatic fringe on board, because the last time the British bitch slapped the U.S. Navy was during the war of 1812. (by American naming standards and by U.S. military tradition)

Meanwhile Queen Bess2 addressed the UN and laid a wreath at the 9-Eleven monument. Maybe she should be publicly offered a plate of Fresh Caught Gulf Seafood. I hear the Sea Turtle Flambee is excellent. She could legally dine on Endangered Species for the first time in 50 years. Peasant under Glass excluded.