Kevin and Charlie discuss the weekend’s mass shootings and the nation’s response.

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  1. Barry Jones Thatcher

    A small point…NB Forrest did NOT found the KKK. He was the first and the last Grand Wizard and did dissolve or disband the KKK.

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    • August 6, 2019, at 1:27 PM PDT
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  2. rdowhower Coolidge

    POW-ay.

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    • August 6, 2019, at 1:53 PM PDT
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    Boy, I’m getting really, really tired of Kevin Williamson. If he wants to go to a once a month frequency, even once a year, I’m OK with that.

    He accuses Trump of promoting violence on the basis of facetious remarks he made to amuse people at his rallies — he doesn’t “know” the remarks were tongue-in-cheek, Williamson says — yet is amazed when he is accused of the same thing for provocatively asserting that women who have abortions should be hanged.

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    • August 6, 2019, at 3:59 PM PDT
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  4. EtCarter Listener

    Benefited from this show for years. But, what? People are triggered against their volition to kill by trigger-words? For the two atheists with good–sense, i used to trust (since 20111-12) you disappoint me with your inconsistent idea of culpability in 1rst degree murder cases.

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    • August 6, 2019, at 8:51 PM PDT
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  5. Benjamin Glaser Inactive

    Forrest is actually a very interesting redemption story. 

    He gave a speech to the Pole-Bearers (a forerunner to the NAACP) in 1875 promoting African-American rights and spent most of his post-Klan life working for equality and reconciliation. 

    But we don’t believe in redemption anymore in America. Once stained with sin, forever tarnished. 

    Here is a link to the newspaper report of the speech.

    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/26364631/forrest_speech_to_pole_bearers/

    Here is a snippet:

    “On July 5, 1875, Forrest became the first white man to speak to Independent Order of Pole-Bearers Association, a civil rights group whose members were former slaves and a precursor to the NAACP. Although his speech was short, he expressed the opinion that blacks had the right to vote for any candidates they wanted and that the role of blacks should be elevated. He ended the speech by kissing the cheek of one of the daughters of one of the Pole-Bearer members.

    Forrest died in October 1877, reportedly from complications of diabetes, in Memphis and was buried at Elmwood Cemetery. In 1904 his remains were disinterred and moved to Forrest Park, a Memphis city park.”

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    • August 7, 2019, at 12:03 PM PDT
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