Free State of Jones is coming!; of Roman toilets & parasites; Mao takes a hit; George Wallace’s daughter: Roy Moore is worse than my ol’ man

The movie trailer for Free State of Jones is out! As most of you probably know, the source book for this film is Victoria Bynum’s brilliant book, so expectations are high. If done well, not only would this be a great movie, it would be another  high profile pop cultural nail in the Lost Cause’s coffin. Fingers crossed!

This discussion of sanitation, public toilets, and parasites in the Roman Empire is more interesting than you might think. A new research study reveals that their attention to sanitation and hygiene was not as beneficial as one might expect, especially because they used human waste as fertilizer.

The taking down of monuments here in the US has gained a lot of media attention, but did you see that in China a massive statue of Mao was (surprisingly) taken down? But why? At the moment, it is a mystery.

Well, here in my state of Alabama, we had hoped that Judge Roy Moore’s defiance of the federal government on the issue of gay marriage was behind us. Nope. He is still fighting, and among the swift condemnations of his actions was an interesting one by the daughter of the infamous Governor George Wallace. She provocatively insists that Moore is “more dangerous than my father.” 

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2 thoughts on “Free State of Jones is coming!; of Roman toilets & parasites; Mao takes a hit; George Wallace’s daughter: Roy Moore is worse than my ol’ man

  1. By most accounts, in his later years George Wallace came to regret and repent of his actions to maintain segregation in Alabama and the rest of the South. Those actions caused pain to others than can never be fully redeemed, but he at least understood and acknowledged the harm he’d done.

    I hold out no such hope for Chief Justice Moore.

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    • Hey Andy, yes that is the standard line on Wallace in his later years, but I never fully bought it. The man was a consummate politician, and I always felt his repentance was just as much a political move as was his hard turn away from populism to extreme segregationism. Of course we will never truly know what was in his heart, but as you suggest here, it is pretty clear what is in Roy Moore’s heart.

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