Singer and feminist icon Ani DiFranco is hosting what she’s calling a “Righteous Retreat” near New Orleans next summer. Over four nights and three days, attendees will take place in “workshops and lessons that focus on developing one’s singular creativity” and perform for each other.

For fans of the singer, it sounds like the ideal weekend. One problem for many fans, though: the retreat is being held at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, La. As Kat Endgame writes at PQ Monthly, “if you hold a big retreat just about anywhere you can trace the ownership to some rich white asshole, but I’m pretty sure with Ani Difranco’s immense DIY cred she could track down a location with a bit less baggage.”

What baggage? Well, the obvious kind, in that the plantation was once maintained by slaves but now is owned by a corporation that runs a profitable hotel and restaurant.

https://twitter.com/kirikokikuchi/status/417049060944535552

Capitalism is at work as well. Prices for the retreat range from $1,099 to $3,998.

  • JBE

    As if any of these people knew anything about slavery, other than what they’ve been told to believe.

    • Calcat36

      As a leftist, what were you told?

    • Lee Barrows

      Just a FYI the First slave owner in the colonies was a Black Man! The is Court record that show another black man did not pay his bill to the other he went to court and the court Gave the other person as a slave for life! So much for us Whites that had slave we learned from the black man how to get slaves!

      • supplyguy

        Slavery has been around forever and has been practiced by ALL races. The truth is that the white man was the first, and really the only, race to give it up. It is still happening in Africa and the Middle East.

    • PatriotRG

      What makes you an expert then ? By osmosis ? The dread locks you have ? The Afro ? The made up pseudo Ebonics education ? I guess you were told about the western coast of Africa/Ivory Coast black chiefs who sold their own people in to slavery then ? Any time you get the urge to go back to your routes Leroy I can whip (dog whistle dog whistle) up a collection to ship (dog whistle) you back to your homeland. Or you can stay here punch innocent white people in the head , 15% of you as the population can commit 47% of the national murders , rob rape and kill white people 7 x more than they do you kill your own kind in vast numbers, take welfare in huge numbers and generally be a f**king pain in every working persons as*se. Stay its all worth it for those stupid left wing white girls who want to show you how non racist they are.

  • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT VACUOUS CIPHER

    I usually hold my Self-Righteousness Retreats on Sanctimony Island. That’s known as “Manhattan” to most of Ani’s little fan club.

  • Mark1971

    Do these dolts realize that slaves built and worked in the house Obama currently resides in?

  • Matthew Koch

    The crap they’re railing against happened pretty often in the north too. Slavery at one time occurred in Massachusetts and New York. Does that ever stop these people from visiting New York City or other northeastern locals?

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      About half the white people in the North American colonies arrived “unfree.” Many didn’t survive their period of indenture. And some were transported convicts settled on the frontier to fight the local tribes, i.e., to be cannon fodder, and to operate as a trip wire. The African slaves, being a longer-term proposition, in that you would own them for life, were often better-treated. (Not necessarily in a large city like Boston or New York or Philadelphia, where some could be kept essentially as “chain gangs” to do “donkey work,” but even then, they were not generally “worked to death.”)

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil ✓Mate

      To borrow from our most “accountable” President ever, “We didn’t build slavery. We inherited that from the Dutch and British.”

  • Brad Donald

    Do these leftists not know that the plantations are museums that exist to teach us about the past so we can avoid that mistake in the future?

    • SenatorSting

      They don’t know anything of the past. That’s why we keep revisiting.

    • pepjrp

      The plantations only serve the purpose that Blacks may learn to hate European Americans even more than most do already.

  • James Adams

    How best to celebrate one’s freedom. At a place that once held you prisoner.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Robben Island, anyone? All we heard about, for a whole week.

  • Jimni27

    It must be exhausting being a liberal, constantly outraged about everything.

    • Catchance

      That was exactly what I was thinking. The first tweet was from @TheAngryFanGirl. That pretty well says it all.

      • Jimni27

        Isn’t Ani DeFranco one of those Lilith Fair singers? I think that’s most of her fan base.

        • Brad Donald

          Funny how the nastiest tweets are from her own kind.

          • Adela Wagner

            Yep, she stepped out of line and out of favor. The Left loves to keep their sheeple in line. And now her apology shall arrive forthwith.

          • Jimni27

            And probably some PSA. Preferably with a song written on said plantation about white guilt.

        • pepjrp

          I never heard of the loony heifer.

    • Brad Donald

      Outrage Inc. The left in a nutshell. They think it gives them power. And it will if you dont stand up to it.

      • Jimni27

        That’s why I think the whole DD thing was so gratifying to so many people. It was cool to see GLAAD get their comeuppance.

        • Brad Donald

          And then GLAAD followed it up with lies and slander further hurting their reputation.

    • Hy Alldredge

      It must be even more exhausting being a liberal icon with an extremist fan base, and having to be constantly on guard about offending them. I’m really shocked she made it this long without a major slip. It’s really hard to live without offending some liberal somewhere.

      • Jimni27

        Yeah but look how many times has someone like Alec Baldwin has slipped up and they STILL defend him.

    • Emily B

      Do they still have slaves on this plantation or something? Good grief, these people must be actively looking for something to be offended by in EVERY situation they come across. What sad little lives they must lead.

      • Worship Dancer

        i am offended that THEY are offended AND that they are so OFFENSIVE.

      • Jimni27

        I was thinking the same thing. I am not familiar with the south but there has to be a lot of plantations now B&B’s? I really didn’t think that people would still think they are offensive. I mean I can see people turning up their noses at it, but to vilify someone who probably didn’t think of the place in those terms is ridiculous.

    • Paige Jackson

      It’s probably the closest most liberals come to holding down a job, Jimni27.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Oh, well, let’s shut down Monticello and Mt Vernon, then. Those were plantations, too. Fair’s fair, right, you idiots? Or is it that the plantation in question is owned by (*”gasp!”*clutches pearls*) a successful hotelier?

    • Brett McMicken

      Since the ancient Egyptians once owned slaves, I guess the pyramids need to be bull-dozed.

      • Calcat36

        And Italy should be nuked for the transgressions of the Roman Empire.

        • QueenB ✓

          Seems we gave to get rid of Africa too. Somebody was selling those slaves too, not just buying them.

          • Calcat36

            They are STILL in the slave trade, but the leftist moonbats here do not get those talking points…

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Holy crap. I hate extremists.

    Is there ANY strip of land in this country where someone didn’t die or get beat up or murdered? Slaves! Native Americans! The Irish in coal mines! The Chinese building railroad tracks!

    How about you stop living in the past you FREAKING MORONS. Ugh!

    • JBE

      Progressives…

      • Catchance

        How about Freaking Progressive Morons?

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Catch-y!

        • JBE

          Frepromo. Or something.

        • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Catchy, but overly redundant.

        • Jay Stevens

          Catchance, more like “freaking, moronic progressives”.

          The key word here is “progressive”.

          • Paige Jackson

            Cancer and Alzheimer’s are progressive too, and I don’t want them either.

        • Worship Dancer

          proglodytes.

          • floridaobserver

            HaHAH!! good one!

          • Catchance

            AWESOME new word! Just perfect.

        • soxfan4evah

          When you use the word progressive, the freaking morons part is already implied. Nice add in for emphasis though.

      • Lou Bator

        Why is that? Do they call themselves “progressives”, or did someone else? It seems like it’s giving yourself a nickname.

        • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Re-branding after the McCarthy era when being a commie fell out of fashion. Come up with a pretty flowery definition of your forward thinking, progressive goals for a more cohesive peaceful society and your golden.
          That is until folks start measuring your fascist actions against your pretty little definition of yourself and recognize you for what you are.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected.”– G.K. Chesterton, whose own view on modernity for its own sake may be expressed in Chesterton’s Law of Fences– “Never tear down a fence, before you understand the reason for its having been built in the first place.”

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I think that’s true guy. The folks stuck in the middle, who call themselves independents just haven’t chosen a side yet. As the progs get too full of themselves and reveal their agenda tho, the indies will have to pick a side.
            Should be an interesting evolution.

          • Matt

            I don’t think there should be “sides” to pick. People’s beliefs in anything are more nuanced than that.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            In any culture war, one must pick sides. Otherwise you get run over by both sides. Were at that point IMHO.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Where the Progs make their fatal mistake is in thinking that the social sciences are sciences in the same way the physical sciences are, and that all new “discoveries” trump all older “knowledge” (except, of course where things like climate change are concerned). Thus, the Founding Fathers couldn’t possibly have known what they were talking about, since too much has taken place and new information learned since the late 18th C., for the US Constitution to be applicable as written, so think the Progs.

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Never looked at it from that angle, interesting.

          • NickGranite

            Interesting note. What the founding fathers did know at that time and what the progs can’t seem to wrap their minds around is human behavior doesn’t change a whole hell of a lot. IMO the constitution is pretty much based on defense of liberty against predictable human behavior.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            “…[T]he constitution is pretty much based on defense of liberty against predictable human behavior.”

            BINGO!

          • Calcat36

            That is why the left, and some establishment RINOs seek to usurp it. One word at a time.

          • Worship Dancer

            dang i wish i could vote for this a billion times.

          • Not The Penguin

            Exactly this ^^

          • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

            Most of the crapola falls out of fashion, after a time. Any Federalists out there? How about Know-Nothings? I know there has to be a few Bull Mooses or Whigs.

            No, we are falling head-over-heels back into the Fuhrer Prinzip. Our new and improved demi-god will save us. He/she won’t. We have to get past the labels and elect people responsive to our will, or enter the final coma and relinquish all power.

          • Calcat36

            How about getting back to those old titles, that meant something? Today the parties are so polluted that WE get screwed, no matter what.

            The government has slowly and silently, built a wall around itself and keeps us out.

        • Worship Dancer

          i consider them libturdocrats or if you prefer proglodytes

          • NickGranite

            I like proglodytes. I might have to steal that….

          • Worship Dancer

            please do – let’s get it into normal use. ;-D also use the phrase lacking testicular fortitude for people like boehner, mccain, graham, mcconnell and all other RINOs (or DIABLOs = Democrat In All But Label Only)

      • mike_in_kosovo

        #LowInfoLibs

    • Climbr880

      or, for that matter, a strip of land in any country that’s had a population of more than 10. And any race of people that has ever existed.

  • logicrules

    Ok…. I just don’t see the story here. I don’t know the singer, but if all places that “used to” represent/be havens of something despicable are forever to be “off limits” for fear of some atavistic vibe, then the list will be very long, and the reputations of such places unchangebly… and unneccessarily… permanent.

    • JBE

      I suppose no one should ever visit ground zero because bad stuff happened there.

  • Perry

    Just when I thought libtards couldn’t get any dumber.

  • Brad Donald

    I mean they are basically having a cow about the fact she wants to hold her event at a place that can educate people about the lives of the slaves. The left really does hate history.

  • The Masked Avatar

    What’s their cotton pickin’ problem?

    • Catchance

      Hahahahahahaha. Good one.

    • NRPax

      Beats me.

      • Calcat36

        Your name is Toby.

    • Perry

      Got ’em all whipped into a frenzy.

      • Worship Dancer

        oh boo (as i sit here and laugh at that horrible pun)

  • maplebob23

    Holy cow! This is some of the dumbest crap I’ve read in a long, long time. And I read the trolls on Governor Walker’s Facebook page!

  • Lou Bator

    Love seeing the “feminists” in a dither. Perhaps they’re swooning? Their panties are all bunched up?

    • Calcat36

      Ummm… panties? Feminists do not submit to such female restrictive clothing. Especially if it would appeal to a (*GULP*) MAN!

      • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I draw the line at feminists who dont shave their pits. Stinky poo.

        • Calcat36

          Oh Hana…. I just cringed….

          • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Sorry…

    • pepjrp

      I’m sure they just need to attend a couple of abortions to get themselves back in a good mood.

      • Lou Bator

        Indeed. Abortion is a sacrament in the liberal secular religion.

        • pepjrp

          You are so right sir.

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So how many centuries does it take before a plantation is no longer a plantation?

    Are leftists starting to get it yet? No matter how good of a leftie cause supporter you are, eventually you will fall afoul of the angst police. Just ask Paula Dean.

    • http://twitter.com/THE_DAILY_BLEAT VACUOUS CIPHER

      Lefti better boycott Rhode Island. Or is that personcott now?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island

      • TexSizzle

        “Son” indicates a male; should it be “perchildcott”?

  • Fhalkyn Phoenix

    The stupid is strong with this one.

  • JBE

    Slaves built the White House and US Capitol. When’s the boycott?

    • Clayton Grant

      Adjacent to Key West is a small island called Stock Island. On it were kept livestock and slavestock. Lots of people like to party on Stock Island now. I’ve never heard anyone complain about what it used to be.

    • Calcat36

      You are a little late to the party, boy. That was decided from 1861 to 1865.

  • Clayton Grant

    Blaming the plantation and its historical structures is like blaming the cotton fields the slaves toiled in for the Hanes underwear Michael Jordan advertises.

  • WisconsinPatriot

    The femi-nazi’s have their hemp boxers in a wad……

  • grais

    Slavery was The Law Of The Land. When are these libidiots leaving? And where do they think they can ‘righteously’ go?

    • Perry

      Do they have EBT in Ethiopia?

      • grais

        Ethiopia’s out…history of slavery there.

    • Worship Dancer

      wait are you pointing out that even though something is a law it can be ***GASP*** CHANGED??????

      • Calcat36

        Only if it is a Bush Tax Cut.

        • Worship Dancer

          you’re right. silly me. no law with dear leader involved can be changed – EVER. IT’S THE LAW!!!

          • Calcat36

            Or a welfare to work program…

          • Worship Dancer

            yep that too.

  • porgiefirefighter

    It is worth noting that much of the feminist rhetoric stems from the bitterness of having no life.

    • Worship Dancer

      i truly believe most feminazis are eunichs

  • Janice LEE

    Anyone else remember bubba/arafart peace conference at Wye River PLANTATION.

  • porgiefirefighter

    If the history of the Nottoway Plantation is to be believed, the doctor visited and treated the plantation slaves weekly. The current Nottoway workers will fall under the mandates of Obamacare. Excuse me, my irony alarm is going off.

    • Worship Dancer

      so basically you’re saying the current *ahem* workers will be unlikely to see a doctor every 5-10 years?

  • grais

    “Celebrities Who Disappoint”
    Doesn’t seem to me that the celebrities are the ones w/the problems.

  • Michael Rice

    They seem to be turning cannibalistic on each other a lot lately…Christmas wish number 1 is complete..

  • John D. Giles

    This is surreal… Not that she is hosting a retreat at a plantation in Louisiana. ( something locally considered as a valuable monument to how far we have come as well as a vacation destination for people of all colors throughout the south because of its beauty and rich culture and history ) .. It is surreal because of all you people who are admonishing her for doing it. Some gossip stirring columnist drums up racial ties to a southern plantation .. ( OOoOO I be that was hard to do!!) and you all go crazy.

  • John D. Giles

    For the love of all things American, Please EDUCATE YOURSELVES !

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_trade

    • Worship Dancer

      well there’s the problem – the love of all things American – libturds (aka proglodytes) don’t love anything American.

  • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    They’re just mad that she didn’t have it at the Cox* owned Clarendon Plantation.

    *Owns Cox Enterprises and Cox Communications, AKA the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Playing Blacks against Whites to make money since 1865.

  • Shegma Futility

    Didn’t obama have a great time in the land of slavery and apartheid?

  • Calcat36

    A leftist moonbat, democrat supporter, holding a retreat on a plantation and people somehow find this appalling?

    She is just going back to her (*AHEM*) roots.

  • NickGranite

    This just in. The slaves have been emancipated.

    • Calcat36

      Apparently, so have the plantations!

    • Brown Bear Mike

      But not the slaves to Political Correctness.

  • Perry

    Might as well auction off Jesse & Al’s services while they’re there.

    • Infinite_Indeterminism

      Don’t bother. In honest auction they wouldn’t fetch a dime. Combined.

  • http://bigdeemagnifies.blogspot.com Diana Morrison

    Apparently the whole place should have been burned to the ground instead of being turned into a successful business where people work because they want to?.

    • Calcat36

      YES. Where the unicorns could jump over the rainbow push coalition, and all of the garden gnomes could vacation in peace.

    • JBE

      Yes, it hurts the feeling of others and should be closed down and razed…

      • Calcat36

        Hurts the feelings of whom? Any slaves still around from that time?

        • JBE

          Sheila Jackson-Lee.

          http://youtu.be/D5qR8w2LEtc

          • Perry

            Sheila Jackson Lee and Hank Johnson wouldn’t have had the brains to qualify as slaves. Would’ve been human hat racks or door stops.

          • Calcat36

            Of course, leroy portends to know the great mind of the easily offended SJL.

          • Calcat36

            What doesn’t hurt her feelings? And umm, SHE WAS NO SLAVE! IN HER OWN(stupid) WORDS: The genius that asked a NASA administrator if a Mars rover would be able to send back photos of the place where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag?

            Today, we have two Vietnams, side by side, North and South, exchanging and working. We may not agree with all that North Vietnam is doing, but they are living in peace. I would look for a better human rights record for North Vietnam, but they are living side by side.

            As Members of Congress, we should not be using public office for private gain.

            I happen to represent Enron here in Houston. We have many good corporate citizens here in Houston. Enron happened to have been one.

          • JBE

            The woman is a genius. Houston and America is lucky to have her.

          • Calcat36

            Yeah, if by genius you mean riding the short bus…

          • drw

            And with that statement you completely destroyed every bit of credibility that you may have been afforded in the past and all future comments posted will be seen justifiably as the product of a raving lunatic.

          • JBE

            You win some, you lose some.

          • Calcat36

            In your case, idiot, you cannot fool ALL of the people ALL of the time. As witnessed here.

          • JBE

            You mad, bro?

          • Calcat36

            Mad? Are you calling me an animal? I am quite intrigued by your ability to shoot yourself in the foot with stupid liberal talking points, and when you cannot reply with one, you resort to a personal attack.

            And yo dog, we ain’t bros.

            You cannot fool all the folks all of the time. Deal with it, homey.

          • JBE

            Everything will be ok, watch some football or hockey.

          • Calcat36

            Why the attempt at insults? Do you watch football or hockey, professor?

          • Corey Dennison

            I knew little leroy was too stupid to be real! He’s a satire troll!

            Damn you’re good, buddy!

      • http://bigdeemagnifies.blogspot.com Diana Morrison

        Hmm. So if hurt feelings justify destruction, then I get to burn down/destroy the old youth center where I wasn’t asked to dance, and the university that didn’t accept me, and that guy who went out with me until his old girlfriend wanted him back, and the school assembly announcer who ignored my National Merit Scholarship, and Hugh Hefner’s whorehouse, and Planned Parenthood offices everywhere… Now, where did I put that blowtorch?

        • Calcat36

          Wait Bruce Leroy just gave us permission to raze abortion on demand clinics? The planned parenthood that was FOUNDED by Margaret Sanger to wipe out the black race via abortion?

          “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out the idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

          “I accepted an invitation to talk to the women’s branch of the Ku Klux Klan…I saw through the door dim figures parading with banners and illuminated crosses…I was escorted to the platform, was introduced, and began to speak…In the end, through simple illustrations I believed I had accomplished my purpose. A dozen invitations to speak to similar groups were proffered.” (Margaret Sanger: An Autobiography, P.366)

  • Treelea

    The uneducated would rather deny history than learn from it. The perpetually offended continue their wailing.

  • LeighLeigh

    People are idiots. Nottaway Plantation is a BEAUTIFUL part of history….sure some bad history, but it has been a place of peace longer than it ever was one of slavery, which by the way, was a legal enterprise in history……Any person’s ancestors who were slaves have been paid back many times over with hundreds of thousands of dead white men’s blood to secure their freedom. Apparently this freedom has not garnered white folk nor black folk any education due to the fact that 2 hours away from Nottaway, in Nachitodches, LA, there is a place where Mulatto, who were 1/2 black and 1/2 white, mistresses and children of their slave masters were given their own plantation, with their own slaves, to run. That family is the Metoyer family, and they still own Melrose Plantation. I know. I documented this plantation for my Architecture History Class in Architecture School, for HABS, Historic American Building Survey, back in 1990. The chapel where Shelby gets married in Steel Magnolias is the very chapel owned by the Metoyers and Melrose Plantation. Melrose is so African, that the African slaves built African style huts as barns, and they are still standing to this very day, as they are straw structures, and built so well and maintained, because they are an integral part of history….Blacks owned slaves, even in America, and the idiots who pride themselves as the most tolerant and free loving people turn out to be uneducated buffoons.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Thank you for sharing this bit of history!

    • Jerome Goolsby

      Exactly. Those two fools I was dealing with on Twitter both claim I trivialized slavery because I refused to accept that plantation was “whitewashing” the fact slaves were there.

  • junkbondtrader41

    Let me stand up for the feminist here.

    All you self righteously outraged Tweeters? Eff off! Mother of all that is good and holy, now what a place USED TO BE a century and a half ago is grist for the race card mill??

    The lady can hold her retreat any damn place she pleases!

    • Calcat36

      Bush did it.

  • alanstorm

    What a bunch of oxygen thieves. If you read too many of their incoherent rants, you’d probably think that there were slaves there NOW.

    It’s been 150 years, kids. Grow up and stop living in the past.

    Yeah, right. Like “progressives” are CAPABLE of living anywhere else.

  • d.

    These people will wet their pants over anything. This and many other Plantations are national landmarks and have (rightfully) been placed on the historic preservation lists. They are to be protected, learned from , and (gasp) enjoyed, by people who visit. These pathetic progressives are constantly trying to one up each others progressive pedigree, and be more “enlightened” than next pathetic progressive. It’s hilarious to watch.

    • Jerome Goolsby

      As I told the two fools on Twitter, if it can’t be rehabbed and is forever evil because slaves were there, then they should be leading a fight to have the place destroyed.

  • srirachi

    According to this logic, New Orleans deserved Katrina, because only an Uncle Tom or a white capitalist pig would live in the South, because slavery.

  • Dandapani

    I love when they eat their own. LMAO.

  • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

    Ani DiFranco tone deaf, that’s gonna be some kind of retreat.

  • Calcat36

    She should hold that party in Jamaica with Marty the Basher to get the full on Jamaican slave treatment.

  • vino veritas

    [email protected]
    @cargoweasel @CaptainSaicin @lupinia It doesn’t surprise me that Ani Difranco doesn’t truly understand how bad slavery was, being white.”

    Doesn’t surprise me that liberal idiots don’t truly understand what slavery was (or currently is) or that white slaves were abundant while receiving the same treatment as most black slaves did by their white and black masters. #IndenturedServitude

  • LegalizeShemp

    “I can’t stand singers who are feminist icons, yecch!” Sincerely, Helen Reddy

  • Jerome Goolsby

    Just carried on a Twitter “dialog” with @amaditalks and her helpmate @dwalton1. DWalton is a both a fool and liar and Amadi Aec Elflace is not a whole heck of a lot better. Talk about a pair of true Moonbats……

  • supplyguy

    And they say that the right wing eats their own.

    • Lou Bator

      I always heard that was said about the left.

  • Part138

    I’ve never paid attention to ani defranco ever since I found out she’s one of those* “I had an abortion and I’m practically bragging about it.” celebrities.
    *she was photographed wearing an “I had an abortion” t-shirt.

  • Nathan Shafer

    … perhaps they are unaware that slavery was abolished 150 years ago?

    Someone should tell them!

  • Lavender

    The amount of rhetoric and hatred I’m seeing here is shameful. Can people please put aside their hang-ups about people of whichever background and/or political affiliation to discuss the issue at hand in a respectful manner that recognizes the seriousness of the topic? If you’re just here to insult and gloat that someone who doesn’t share your political views effed up, please get over yourself. This is not about you.

    Ok, now that that’s out of the way… As a lifelong fan of Ani DiFranco, I always admired how outspoken she was about issues surrounding class, race and gender. She discussed and sang about these issues with clarity and sincerity. What I can’t wrap my head around is that even if neither Righteous Babe Records nor Ani DiFranco realized that it might be problematic to host an event on a plantation (and that’s a very questionable ‘if’), one would at the very least expect some sort of public response. What’s the purpose of or value in remaining silent about something that so many people find hurtful? While I can understand that there are different ways to consider the issue, it’s pretty clear why women of colour would be offended about the choice of venue. At the very least, nothing short of an explanation and an apology would be appropriate. Very uncharacteristic of these folks (historically speaking, anyway) and a huge disappointment.

    • Calcat36

      Disagreement is not rhetoric and hatred, Herr Fuhrer. Try again, wing nut. In America, we spell it COLOR, not the socialist way of colour.

    • Calcat36

      Heads up wing nut! It is her racist following that are asking, “What’s the purpose of or value in remaining silent about something that so many people find hurtful?” THEY find it hurtful while the rest of the world has moved on. Are you that stupid? That plantation DIED long ago, after the defeat of of slavery brutally ended by a Civil War.

      Your problem is with the racist leftists, who wanted slavery and object to their very own past support of it and plantations. The left finds it hurtful to their PAST SUPPORT of slavery!

    • Macranthunter

      Or…it might make people think. Shunning the past is the same as white washing the past. Further, hurtful is good. No one can do hurtful things to others. We allow things to be hurtful to us. Only by examination and contemplation can things be changed. The very notion that we must not “hurt” other’s feelings is juvenile. Part of being and adult is seeing and disagreeing without being “personally offended”. Further, only through direct confrontation of things that we do not agree with can we better define what we ourselves believe and can we better find way to change or adjust those things that we find damaging to the world. Hurtful, offensive, shaming…these are notions of children. Adults agree or disagree then discuss and collaborate to affect change.

      • Perry

        Yeah. If someone find this “hurtful”, they’re in need of some psychiatric help. They don’t find it hurtful, just an easy target for another whining rant.

    • robert anthony

      It is not gloating to point out the 24/7 grievance-mongering and unhappiness of leftist ‘culture’. If anything, perhaps DiFranco performing here should be considered a victory…from a location that housed slaves to a location that now hosts a female, ‘social’ conscience performance, wherein everyone is welcome, could be seen as a sign of how far we have come. Instead, it is considered a ‘shameful act’, she’s now an apostate for not getting the appropriate approval from the ‘faithful’ and their typical knee-jerk reactionism. Imagine…being so afeared of a mere building. Further proof that the left will NEVER be happy, even in what could be viewed as a victory., their incessant whining persists.

    • BO_stinks

      these same people find no problem buying items from a country that still has slaves – China. Hypocrisy

    • whateverdear

      I dozed off at the word “problematic”. Your professor for “Social Justice Buzzwords 101” may have given you an A, but you’re still missing “Reality is More Complex Than That 2.A” credits. Maybe another elective or two in the meantime will help.

  • Peakview

    So for these leftists the entire South and most of the world are off limits because there used to be slaves there. Must be tough to like the permanently agrieved life.

  • http://www.twoconservativelesbians.com MeredithAncret

    Wait? Ani Difranco is still around? Still relevant?
    Color me shocked.
    I haven’t listened to her since I was a rebellious, brainless, whiny teenaged lib…

    Which makes the reactions of her fans actually make a lot of sense.

  • Macranthunter

    Leftism utterly depends on false offense. You can’t be liberal and happy. You *must* be 100% offended by anything that has a hint of character, history or direction. Liberalism is the long beige twilight of human inspiration and achievement. To move ahead or stand out is offensive. Form a circle and stare only inward. Nothing outside the circle is permitted.

  • Wes

    Actually, having read the post about the actual plantation, it sounds as if he was one of the “good guy”slave owners of the time. Not that he was perfect, by any means, after all who among us is “perfect” these days. But, it seems as if he was trying to provide the best that he could, under the circumstances and times. So let “he who is without sin cast the first stone” type of thing. Obviously, plenty of leftists think that THEY are “without sin”!
    Woe be unto them on the day of reckoning! I may be wrong, but, I think that I will be rolling on the floor, laughing my ass off at them when the day of judgement comes and they actually see how wrong they are! Phil Robertson will actually be a better person than I am in that great and glorious day!

    • strega2012

      From what I’ve seen I think the _plantation_ puts forward the idea that he was a decent slaveowner “for the time.” Self-propagandizing doesn’t really count as truth.

      • Wes

        Then again, neither does the so called “news” reports, and especially not the opinion pieces, from writers, such as this. Perhaps you should keep that in mind, when perusing internet articles.

  • Rob Stevely

    These are the same people that want us to give everything we earn to the government. #selectiveslavery

  • n4cerinc

    Many of these people whining and moaning are probably wearing clothes weaved by slave children or sporting diamonds from the killing fields in Africa.

  • Paige Jackson

    Lee Stranahan needs his own action figure. I’ve got big pink hearts shootin’ outta my eyeballs right now.

    There used to be a website called Deceiver.com, that would have made ferocious hash out of diFranco’s buttnuggetry on this, but Twitchy.com now fills that role admirably. I can’t decide if diFranco’s hippy unwashed-wailing-ovary cred is more amusing, or if her erstwhile fans’ sniffy miffedness is. Either way, this has got to be a better show than anything diFranco has ever done.

    • lazypadawan

      I miss Deceiver. In its heyday, it was awesome.

      • Paige Jackson

        Yes. Yes, it was. I used to post there as Beige.

  • Yeah I Said It

    I’m surprised Obama and the rest of the libs haven’t demanded that every historical plantation home be destroyed. How can the rest each night knowing slaves were held in captivity on that land!!?? 😱

  • Kaya Hund

    I wonder if they invited Phil Robertson?

  • robert anthony

    Now, even bricks and mortar are guilty.

    • jeanie6

      …and apparently the dirt too. These gals must support each others narrow ideas and convince themselves everybody else does.

  • AdamsParachute

    and the libs have once again restored my faith that tomorrow I will be further amazed by the crazy $h!t they will say

  • robert anthony

    Feminism = slavery. The location is appropriate.

  • robert anthony

    Can you believe Obama stays in the same house where the evil George Bush once resided!!!??? Has he no shame!!! Destroy the White House…location of evil, evil, old white man policy!!!! sarc.

    • Andy Bachand

      Not to mention slave owners

  • Hy Alldredge

    “if you hold a big retreat just about anywhere you can trace the ownership to some rich white a******”

    That’s because rich white people are the ones that build and invent everything, at least on this continent. In fact, if it weren’t for rich white men she wouldn’t have a guitar that plugs in, venues to play in, a way to record and distribute her music, trucks to haul her equipment, banks to keep all her money in (which is a considerable amount), and so on and so forth. It’s the height of irony that she uses the fruits of capitalism and the innovations of rich white men to rail against capitalism and rich white men. Then again, left wing nut jobs aren’t exactly known for consistency or making any sense.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Attack! Attack!!!”
    “But she’s one of us!”

    “Get her! Kill the heretic!!!”

  • George Allegro

    I’ve found this to be the sharpest arrow in liberty’s quiver: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Bumr50

    Maybe she could move it to a haunted Native American burial ground?

  • SturJen

    Reading that article on the original owner of the plantation is telling. Those slaves had it orders of magnitude better than my Irish/Scottish ancestors.

    My ancestors toiled 14+ hours a day 7 days a week. At most, they were given time off for church on Sunday. They were expected to pay for their own housing, food and health care no matter how expensive it might have been. In NYC tenements, they slept 100 to one tiny apartment, eating whatever they could scrounge. And if they ever got injured on the job, or sick, they were fired. There was no disability, no unemployment, no welfare. Many young ladies would get hurt on the job, lose that job and end up as prostitutes to survive.

    Those slaves never did know how well they had it. If they got hurt, they were healed. They had food and shelter given to them. Kinda reminds you of those people enslaved by the government today.

    • bo1921

      Slaves had it better than your ancestors because they were property and people want to protect their property. Your ancestors, being “free” were basically worthless to the man. Once everything was gotten out of them then, bye-bye. Not making any judgment, it’s just how it was.

      • SturJen

        Oh I know that. They were treated worse than slaves, and that is my point. As a free man, your struggles were all your own. Yet, they persevered, and gained many things in their quest to become Americans. No one gave them a thing except opportunity.

        Many of the young generation believe the only persons who had it bad ever were the slaves. They thought every white man who stepped off a boat was blatheringly rich and bloated with a sense of superiority. They were not educated about the rampant racism that occurred at times against the Asians, Indians, Scotts, Irish, and others. To ignore that is to be totally ignorant of our history.

  • jeanie6

    These libs need constructive activity in their narrow little lives. With their approach, we should saw off the whole deep south and float it out to sea or blow it up because slaves once lived there.. Crackpots.

  • lazypadawan

    This whole phony controversy displays two things: 1) there’s plenty of bank to be made off of intimate retreats with your fans (Daniel Ash did something similar recently) even for anti-free market types like Ani DiFranco, and 2) her fans are flippin’ crazy. These people must have NO friends at all.

  • Daniel the bruce

    well it IS fun watching the progressives eating their own

  • ernst1776

    Lesbians are always indignant it seems.

  • bo1921

    We’ve come a long way, folks. Now you can trace a lot of ownership to some rich, lefty asshole.

  • Heath Holcomb

    Why do these people always seem to forget, New Orleans had more BLACK slave owners than white slave owners? At one point 28 percent of blacks owned slaves there.

    In 1860 at least six black people owned 65 or more slaves. Including P.C. Richards who owned 152.

    • strega2012

      Wow! Six?!? That transforms the slavery debate ENTIRELY!!

      • Heath Holcomb

        You show a public school reading level. Try to read it again real hard. I know you can do it!

        • strega2012

          Oh, come now. You can do better than that.

          • Heath Holcomb

            You are right, I can. But with the way you replied rather smartassedly instead of properly rebutting, I am not so sure you can.

          • strega2012

            I’m fine with standing by my statement. No matter the race, the fact that human bondage existed in a country expressly founded on freedom and the right of every individual to forge their own destiny is an abomination and our great national karmic paradox. The fact that six(!) blacks owned a lot of other blacks doesn’t change the fact that slavery was a horrible stain on our nation one whit. I hope all slaveowners, regardless of hue, are enjoying Lucifer’s tender attentions for all eternity. Rebutting the evils of slavery with “Well, some black people owned slaves, too!” mitigates nothing.

  • BO_stinks

    lol, now she’s a slave to her fans if she listens to them…lol

  • BO_stinks

    are these whiners saying we cannot visit Germany because of the holocaust? we cannot visit a mosque because of the great violence people suffer from their violent followers? Just what locations are “approved” lol

  • cjncook

    Let’s just burn down, bury and wipe from the face of the earth every building, structure, including the White House that had anything to do with with slavery. That’ll make it better. Give it a rest. How do we ever move past it if you carry it around every single waking moment?

  • Luka

    Have it in New York or some other New England state, where many Native Americans lost their lives at the hands of colonists and their slaves…

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Ani WHO?!? Who is this #FeminaziFail, holding a feminazi song-writing retreat on a former plantation-turned-Rich-Republican-owned-resort? I’ll find out…Google and Wikipedia are my friends.. XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • plaingolf

    I’ve heard of her but have not heard her sing. Is she in the “overly vibrato” camp or the “monotone with occasional yipping” camp?

    • Heath Holcomb

      She is one of those feminazis who protest by not shaving her pits or bathing.

  • lazypadawan

    Update: apparently she cancelled the event, complained about the Social Justice Warriors, and now they’re still mad at her:

    http://www.thewire.com/national/2013/12/ani-difranco-cancelled-her-righteous-retreat-former-slave-plantation/356555/

  • $41378716

    If one had to “mourn” all the places where persons have been “brutalized”, “enslaved”, “buried”… We would have nowhere to live, would we?
    My ancestors did not own slaves, but were certainly slaves themselves on a different continent and different TIME.
    These people need to get OVER their self-inflicted self loathing and bs “white guilt” and GROW UP.
    They will, no doubt, continue to eat this Ani person alive. Serves her right identifying with such a misguided and myopic group of ninnies.

  • Defend The Constitution

    Here we find an opportunity to sow the seeds of liberty across the fruited plain: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • mark davis

    I love it when the eat their own. Priceless.

  • Delsol Dogg

    Man talk about carrying around a bunch o’ junk! being a progressive liberal has to be like wearing a jacket full of anvils!!!

  • Dane Gunderson

    Slave Plantations are a Democrat legacy… good history lesson.