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1margd
set. 20, 2019, 6:50am

Homeless people will be easy target for MAGA meanies...

Aaron Rupar @atrupar | 8:20 AM · Jun 3, 2019
Fox & Friends is currently pushing the idea that homeless people are like vermin
Image: https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1135521590958055424/photo/1 *

* Photo: tents in a parking lot
Chyron: LA plagued with trash, rats & typhoid fever

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Trump’s feud with California over emissions standards and homelessness, explained
Aaron Rupar@atrupar | Sep 19, 2019

...Trump seems to view homelessness not as a humanitarian issue but an aesthetic problem for rich people. On Tuesday, he told reporters that homeless people are ruining our “best highways, our best streets, our best entrances to buildings, where people in those buildings pay tremendous taxes, where they went to those locations because of the prestige.”

...Fox News has recently made portraying homeless people as something akin to vermin a major focus of its programming, and in this case as in many others, Trump’s views seem to be influenced by his favorite channel...

...As anybody who has spent time in San Francisco can attest, homelessness is a real and growing issue there and in other big cities in California...

...city officials point out that there’s no silver bullet to solving the problem and that they’re doing what they can to address it.

With regard to Trump’s claim that homeless people are polluting the water in the San Francisco Bay Area, the city’s mayor, London Breed, called it “ridiculous.”

“To be clear, San Francisco has a combined sewer system, one of the best and most effective in the country, that ensures that all debris that flow into storm drains are filtered out at the city’s wastewater treatment plants,” she said in a statement. “No debris flow out into the bay or the ocean.”

Breed announced a plan last year to open 1,000 new shelter beds by 2020 and is seeking to pass a $600 million bond to provide services and affordable housing for people at risk of homelessness. In her statement responding to Trump, Breed alluded to the bad faith involved in Trump attacking her city for not finding some sort of silver bullet.

“In San Francisco, we are focused on advancing solutions to meet the challenges on our streets, not throwing off ridiculous assertions as we board an airplane to leave the state,” she said...

https://www.vox.com/2019/9/19/20873935/trump-california-homelessness-emissions-s...

2margd
Editat: set. 20, 2019, 10:09am

HUD SECRETARY, who should be all about housing the homeless, seizes opportunity to diss trans women--arguably one of the most vulnerable of the homeless population. Hear that, MAGA meanies?

HUD Secretary Ben Carson makes dismissive comments about transgender people, angering agency staff
Tracy Jan and Jeff Stein | September 19, 2019 at 7:11 p.m. EDT

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson expressed concern about “big, hairy men” trying to infiltrate women’s homeless shelters during an internal meeting, according to three people present who interpreted the remarks as an attack on transgender women...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/19/hud-secretary-ben-carson-make...

3margd
set. 26, 2019, 5:33am

Man tried to set sleeping homeless man on fire and took photos of the blaze, police say
Joshua Bote | Sept. 25, 2019

A California man faces arson and attempted murder charges after allegedly lighting a homeless man's cardboard encampment on fire while the man was sleeping in it.

...a homeless man awoke to the smell of smoke and found the cardboard box encampment he was sleeping under was on fire. The fire was set near the Museum of Neon Art (Glendale, California — less than 10 miles north of downtown Los Angeles)

The man unsuccessfully tried to put it out with bottled water, but the fire was later put out by the city's fire department.

A nearby business recorded footage of (Richard Smallets, 32) intentionally setting fire to the boxes...(also accused of taking pictures of the blaze)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/09/25/california-police-man-trie...

4lriley
set. 26, 2019, 7:29am

A disdain for the poor is one of the hallmarks of Trump's rather short political career. If there is anyone out there weak or vulnerable in any way he's first in line to harass them. People should understand that biologically they are really no different from anyone else and that they themselves could have been born outside our country or under the right circumstances they could be wandering around homeless too. Trump basically is an arrogant and vicious bully and one day hopefully he will see the inside of a small prison cell. He's done more than enough to earn it.

52wonderY
set. 26, 2019, 7:52am

>3 margd: The NYT offers more context to the story. The perpetrator, Richard Smallets, is also homeless. So possibly this incident is more about mental illness than a hate crime.

And now that the Trump has begun verbal and policy targeting the homeless, can they be considered a class of people that warrant protection from hate crime? The same article lists a few other recent incidents targeting the homeless.

One Homeless Man Tried to Set Another on Fire Near Los Angeles, Police Say

6margd
set. 26, 2019, 9:15am

My gawd, it's already a thing (setting homeless people on fire).
Hopefully, Trump won't be inciting more arsonists.*
As if the homeless don't have enough on their plates...

A palate cleanser:

CBS News @CBSNews | 8:30 AM · Sep 26, 2019:

GRAB THE TISSUES: This homeless man doesn't have much, so when he lost his dog, he was devastated. After searching for weeks, they were brought back together – and their reunion was a tear jerker
😭

1:07 https://twitter.com/i/status/1177198664705613824

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* Never mind:

EPA tells California it is ‘failing to meet its obligations’ to protect the environment
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis and Josh Dawsey | September 26, 2019

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/epa-tells-california-it-is-fa...

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The homeless and "piles of human feces" first mentioned on paragraph 3:

EPA's Letter to California on Its Water Pollution
Updated Sep 26, 2019 at 8:11 AM

In this (fiur page) Sept. 26, 2019 letter, Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler warns California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) that the state is 'failing to meet its obligations' to protect the environment under federal law.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/context/epa-s-letter-to-california-on-its-water-p...

7margd
oct. 2, 2019, 2:23pm

Armed Militias Are Taking Trump’s Civil War Tweets Seriously
Mary B. McCord | Wednesday, October 2, 2019

...Oath Keepers @Oathkeepers | 1:59 AM - Sep 30, 2019:
Here’s the money quote from that thread. This is the truth. This is where we are. We ARE on the verge of a HOT civil war. Like in 1859. That’s where we are. And the Right has ZERO trust or respect for anything the left is doing. We see THEM as illegitimate too.@StewartRhodesOK

...Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump | 9:11 PM - Sep 29, 2019:
....If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews

...Some observers may say that the tweets of both the president and the Oath Keepers are simply hyperbole. But the militia movement has shown that it will take action based on the president’s statements. His “civil war” comments were phrased conditionally—dependent on “the Democrats” attempting to remove him from office. State officials and law enforcement, however, do not have to wait for that condition to be fulfilled—or for the president to post new tweets that militias may interpret as calling them to arms—to tackle the potential threat posed by militias. Governors may issue cease and desist orders based on their state constitutions, law enforcement may initiate investigations based on federal and state criminal statutes, and the public may report instances of current law-breaking by militia members. Authorities would not sit idly by while foreign forces prepare for potential violence against other Americans, and they should not sit idly by while rogue private armies do the same.

https://www.lawfareblog.com/armed-militias-are-taking-trumps-civil-war-tweets-se...

8LolaWalser
oct. 2, 2019, 5:07pm

The President of the United States actually publicly suggested to shoot people trying to find refuge in the United States. Repeat that sentence five times, or twenty, or hundred--however many necessary for it to sink in. AND HIS MINIONS LOOKED INTO THE FEASIBILITY OF IT.

Trump’s Border Fantasy Includes Stabbing and Shooting Migrants, Feeding Them to Reptiles

White House aides even sought a cost estimate for the scheme, possibly from the Acme Corporation

9proximity1
oct. 3, 2019, 6:06am


>8 LolaWalser:

Re-elect Donald Trump.

10margd
oct. 11, 2019, 7:00am

>7 margd: impeachment, civil war, violence, targeting politicians--the Trumpian narrative way back in 2017 already...

Michael Isikoff @Isikoff | 11:27 PM · Oct 10, 2019:

Harrowing words from Roger Stone:
"Try to impeach him, just try it. There will be a spasm of violence & insurrection in this country like you've never seen. Both sides are heavily armed. A politician who votes for it will be endangering their own life."

Roger Stone Says Impeach Trump, Get Ready for Civil War | TMZ (1:18)
262,375 views
•Aug 24, 2017
Roger Stone, a former Trump campaign advisor who still counsels the President says if Congress impeaches Donald Trump, there will be all-out war in the U.S.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hFRLbFaJEw

11margd
oct. 13, 2019, 8:39am

‘Stunning in ugliness & tone’: Trump denounced for attacking Somali refugees in Minnesota
Allyson Chiu | Oct. 11, 2019

In Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district, Trump’s attacks have made her more popular

For roughly six minutes Thursday night, President Trump ...widened his attack to target Somali refugees in Minnesota, a group that includes Omar, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the East African country. He promised rally attendees, who booed loudly at the mention of the state’s Somali residents, that he would “give local communities a greater say in refugee policy and put in place enhanced vetting and responsible immigration controls.”

“As you know, for many years, leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and taxpayers,” Trump said as some in the crowd jeered, adding, “You should be able to decide what is best for your own cities and for your own neighborhoods, and that’s what you have the right to do right now, and believe me, no other president would be doing that.”

...Two days before the 2016 presidential election, then-candidate Trump told the crowd at a campaign rally in Minneapolis they had “suffered enough” as a result of “filthy refugee vetting” that had allowed an influx of Somalis into their state. He promised that if he became president, refugees would not be admitted “without the support of the community where they are being placed.”

...In recent years, Trump also reportedly “raged” at then-acting homeland security secretary Elaine Duke, “asking why he could not ban refugees from ‘f------ Somalia,’” New York Times reporters Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear wrote in their new book, “Border Wars: Inside Trump’s Assault on Immigration.”

Davis and Shear noted that Trump and senior policy adviser Stephen Miller “seemed to have a particular dislike for Somalia, often citing it or its nationals when they spoke of the potential dangers of refugees and other immigrants.”...

...Omar...retweeted a former Minnesota state representative who pointed out that Trump supporters have been responsible for making death threats against her and for mailing bombs to Democrats...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/11/trump-somali-refugees-minneapol...

12lriley
oct. 13, 2019, 1:02pm

#11--he's demonizing African refugees to a 99.5% white audience and the same people then go out into the world and say he's not a racist. 'There's good people on both sides' Trump said after Charlottesville defending all sorts of white supremacists. Absolutely nothing has changed with this shitbird. He is a flat out racist.

13krolik
oct. 13, 2019, 4:05pm

>9 proximity1:

Thanks, Prox, for cutting to the chase on your views.

14margd
Editat: oct. 14, 2019, 7:40am

Macabre Video of Fake Trump Shooting Media and Critics Is Shown at His Resort
Michael S. Schmidt and Maggie Haberman | Oct. 13, 2019 Updated Oct. 14, 2019

WASHINGTON — A video depicting a macabre scene of a fake President Trump shooting, stabbing and brutally assaulting members of the news media and his political opponents was shown at a conference for his supporters at his Miami resort last week, according to footage obtained by The New York Times.

Several of Mr. Trump’s top surrogates — including his son Donald Trump Jr., his former spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis — were scheduled to speak at the three-day conference, which was held by a pro-Trump group, American Priority, at Trump National Doral Miami...

The video, which includes the logo for Mr. Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, comprises a series of internet memes. The most violent clip shows Mr. Trump’s head superimposed on the body of a man opening fire inside the “Church of Fake News” on parishioners who have the faces of his critics or the logos of media organizations superimposed on their bodies. It appears to be an edited scene of a church massacre from the 2014 dark comedy film “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”...

(ETA Black Lives Matter)...Vice News logo as a face...former F.B.I. director, James B. Comey...late Arizona senator John McCain ...Rosie O’Donnell ...Representative Maxine Waters, Democrat of California...Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential rival...Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah... former President Barack Obama...Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC; former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; former President Bill Clinton; the film producer Harvey Weinstein; and Representative Adam B. Schiff, the California Democrat...a person with a CNN logo for a face...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/13/us/politics/trump-video.html

15lriley
Editat: oct. 14, 2019, 7:34am

#14--I was coming here to post a link to this......but another target (keeping with his racism meme) was Black Lives Matter. I'm surprised actually there are no mentions of Mexicans being eaten by alligators or electrocuted by his wall. This guy is one sick individual. This is what he'd really like to do. Reminds me a bit actually of Hitler who after the von Stauffenberg assassination attempt personally played a part in many of the executions of the plotters. There were people hung to the point of death several times over on a stage as he watched their naked bodies (all the while a crew filmed so he could watch over and over) from the audience.

More or less a fantasy snuff film. Poor John McCain--wants to kill him a second time. Wonder what Meaghan is going to think of that. She's defended Trump enough. This is at the same place by the way he wants next year's G-7 or G-8 if he can get his pal Putin back in. What a fucking asshole Trump is. There isn't really much more to say. A fucking ghoul.

16proximity1
oct. 14, 2019, 7:46am



>13 krolik:

You're welcome!

Now read and think--unless it's already too late for that for you.

17margd
Editat: oct. 14, 2019, 8:36am

>14 margd: contd. As bad as the description was, see what Trumpians were inspired to create to show at a pro-Trump conference at a Trump property. Scheduled speakers included his son Donald Trump Jr., his former spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and the governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis:

Chris Murphy @ChrisMurphyCT | 11:54 PM · Oct 13, 2019
Every mother and father in America should watch video. Play it all the way to end. Know that this is the re-election message of your President.

And then ask yourself - how you sit your kids down and tell them you want this person to lead us.

Trump Kills Fake News (Church of Fake News)
youtube.com (3:45 at https://twitter.com/ChrisMurphyCT/status/1183591860889100288)

18margd
Editat: oct. 14, 2019, 8:35am

Duplicate

19krolik
oct. 14, 2019, 4:04pm

>16 proximity1:

Gee, free advice, too!

20proximity1
oct. 15, 2019, 4:35am


>19 krolik:

LOL! My advice is only "free" when it's taken and used as intended. Ignored, my advice comes with a very heavy price. So, followed or ignored, those on the receiving-end get what they deserve.

21lriley
oct. 15, 2019, 9:00am

#20--feeling a little self important today, eh? Being ignored by the likes of you does not weigh anything. I'd advise anyone to do what they can to get on your wrong side.

22Crypto-Willobie
oct. 16, 2019, 10:00am

Don't feed the troll. If everyone blocked him and ignored all his posts maybe he would dry up and blow away...

23margd
nov. 5, 2019, 4:50am

Illuminating, the thoughts of a (Jew-hating) white supremacist as posted on Facebook (you'll need to shower after reading):

Affidavit Alleges Colorado Man Sought to Blow Up Synagogue
Gordon Ahl | November 4, 2019

https://www.lawfareblog.com/affidavit-alleges-colorado-man-sought-blow-synagogue

24LolaWalser
des. 6, 2019, 6:53pm

The numbers--of the activity, and of the death threats--are mind-boggling.

Revealed: Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib targeted in far-right fake news operation

A mysterious Israeli-based group uses 21 Facebook pages to churn out more than a thousand coordinated fake news posts per week to more than a million followers around the world. It milks the traffic for revenue from digital advertising.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who earlier this year became the first Muslim women to serve in the US Congress, have been singled out for vicious attacks by the coordinated effort.

Somali-born Omar is the most frequent target. She has been mentioned in more than 1,400 posts since the network began two years ago. Tlaib has been mentioned nearly 1,200 times. Both totals are far higher than any other member of Congress.


Funny how no one seems to care about that third Muslim in the Congress, the guy?

I wonder what is so specially infuriating about Omar and Tlaib?

25RickHarsch
des. 6, 2019, 7:38pm

I posted that article on facebook yesterday.

I can't feel what those who hate Omar and Tlaib feel, but they surely hate AOC as well. And I'm guessing it's worse that they are young, confident, and even happy (they project the happiness of people doing something important, an honest, almost exhilarating feeling).

It's frightening and astonishing to read how many death threats they get.

26margd
des. 12, 2019, 3:29am

Trump’s Rollback of Transgender Rights Extends Through Entire Government
Annie Flanagan | Dec. 6, 2019

Whether it means serving in the military, working for a federal contractor or seeking medical help, regulations that once protected transgender people are under attack.

...Current and former White House officials say the multiagency efforts to roll back legal protections for transgender people have been run out of the White House’s Domestic Policy Council, though it is still unclear who has spearheaded the effort.

...While socially conservative policies have been mainstays of the Trump White House, what distinguishes the transgender initiative is its sweep...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/us/politics/trump-transgender-rights.html

27margd
des. 25, 2019, 5:39am

Woman who drove into a girl for being ‘a Mexican’ hit a black child the same day, police say
Hannah Knowles and Michael Brice-Saddler | Dec. 24, 2019 at 6:04 p.m. EST

...Local advocates called for a hate crime charge, telling the Des Moines Register that hateful offenses in Iowa have trended upward since President Trump was elected in 2016...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/24/woman-who-drove-into-girl-being...

28margd
des. 26, 2019, 6:40am

The Cruelty of a Trump Christmas
Paul Krugman | Dec. 23, 2019

Republicans aren’t Scrooges — they’re much worse.
By Trump-era standards, Ebenezer Scrooge was a nice guy.

It’s common, especially around this time of year, to describe conservative politicians who cut off aid to the poor as Scrooges; I’ve done it myself. But if you think about it, this is deeply unfair to Scrooge.

For while Dickens portrays Scrooge as a miser, he’s notably lacking in malice. True, he’s heartless until he’s visited by various ghosts. But his heartlessness consists merely of unwillingness to help those in need. He’s never shown taking pleasure in others’ suffering, or spending money to make the lives of the poor worse.

These are things you can’t say about the modern American right. In fact, many conservative politicians only pretend to be Scrooges, when they’re actually much worse — not mere misers, but actively cruel. This was true long before Donald Trump moved into the White House. What’s new about the Trump era is that the cruelty is more open, not just on Trump’s part, but throughout his party...

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/23/opinion/ebenezer-scrooge-trump.html

29margd
des. 27, 2019, 9:42am

‘TRAITORS’: Trump campaign accuses 229 Democrats who backed impeachment of treason
Brad Reed | December 19, 2019

The Trump campaign has sent out incendiary emails to its supporters that accuses 229 Democratic lawmakers who voted to impeach President Donald Trump of treason.

As posted by Huffington Post reporter S.V. Dáte, the Trump campaign email was sent with the header “Make them pay” and went on to drop incendiary rhetoric against House Democrats.

“Democrats have declared open war on American democracy,” the email said. “229 Democratic TRAITORS voted to impeach President Trump for NO REASON other than the fact that they don’t like him.”

...A separate email flagged by Washington Post reporter Philip Bump similarly asked recipients, “Are you a Democrat or an American?”...

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/traitors-trump-campaign-accuses-229-democrats-w...

302wonderY
gen. 6, 2020, 4:27pm

How would the far right react to a Trump loss? Here’s a glimpse.

Many Americans are terrified of what would happen if Donald Trump won a second term in office. But perhaps we should be nearly as scared of what will happen if he loses in November.

We may be getting a small window into how things could devolve in that direction in Virginia, a perfect place to witness how frustration at the loss of power can manifest itself in disturbing and even dangerous ways.

Gun rights advocates and militia members from around the country are urging thousands of armed protesters to descend on Virginia's capital later this month to stop newly empowered Democrats from passing gun-control bills.

What began as a handful of rural Virginia counties declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries” has jumped the state’s borders and become an Internet phenomenon. Far-right websites and commenters are declaring that Virginia is the place to take a stand against what they see as a national trend of weakening gun rights. ...

And so a Nevada-based group called the Oath Keepers said it’s sending training teams to help form posses and militia in Virginia. The leader of a Georgia militia called Three Percent Security Force has posted videos and calls to arms on Facebook, urging “patriots” to converge on Richmond. The right-wing YouTuber “American Joe Show” warned without evidence that Virginia will cut the power grid to stop the army of protesters — one of a host of false and exaggerated rumors spreading online.

We’re already getting used to the early hints — a mass shooting here, a mass shooting there, the inevitable discovery of online rants in which the shooter laments that the white race is being replaced and only a spasm of violence will wake America up to the crisis. But what if it were even more frequent? And what if it were not a series of lone shooters but an organized effort by militia groups, carefully planned and executed? And what if it were directed not just at random malls and synagogues but at politicians and legislatures and the government itself?

I’m not arguing that a Trump defeat will inevitably bring us to this nightmare of constant terrorism. But it doesn’t seem like much of a stretch to imagine it will.

31proximity1
gen. 7, 2020, 9:37am


>30 2wonderY:

Gee, such scare tactics again?

I don't think that you have the right stuff to "go there."

I mean, seriously, how do you frighten voters with the specter of an imagined and projected idea of disgruntled Trump supporters resorting to sore-loser measures to threaten the peace and order of Constitutional procedures for selecting the occupant of the White House when we've all just been tretated to three years of hysteria and Constitutional sabotage by sore-loser Democrats ? That, rather, is the truly scary specter to envision because it's not just real, it's real in the present and immediate past.

"We’re already getting used to the early hints —"

"No shit!" They come from the Democrats' past and present behavior.

32margd
gen. 24, 2020, 10:26am

Batya Ungar-Sargon @bungarsargon | 9:51 AM · Jan 24, 2020:

Since @realDonaldTrump became president, 12 Jews were murdered, one lies in a coma, and countless others have been beaten w/in an inch of their lives. Is it a coincidence this happened on the watch of a most conspiratorial trash talking leader this country has ever had? Unlikely.

Quote Tweet
David M. Friedman @USAmbIsrael · 2h
My article in today’s Jerusalem Post explaining how President Trump is leading the fight against Antisemitism.
https://m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Antisemitism/President-Trump-leads-the-fight-agains...

The connection between Trump and the violence against Orthodox Jews is subtle. His conspiracy theories seem to have launched inverted ones in his foes. But one thing's for sure: Jews are paying the price, caught in the crosshairs of competing craziness.

There is no denying that the uptick in anti-Semitism is related to the dark forces Trump's presidency has unleashed on the margins of society, even when the attacks come from those who hate him and oppose him. We lived in a bubble in our goldeneh medinah until three years ago.

That said, I do think these are fringe phenomena. We Americans are much more united than our politicians and pundits want us to believe. Most Americans on both sides are I believe horrified by anti-Semitism. I just wish they'd speak up more when it comes from their allies.

The President granted these blood libelists press credentials & called on them at a presser. Is that fighting anti-Semitism, @USAmbIsrael? I'm the first to admit there's anti-Semitism on the left. But that, too, has gotten much worse in response to Trump.

WATCH: This antisemite and his news agency recently received press credentials from the White House. We need everyone to speak up to stop these bigots: "That's the way Jews work: They are deceivers. They plot. They lie. They do whatever they have to do to accomplish their agenda. This Impeach Trump movement is a Jew coup. The American people better wake up." Why do these blood libelers have press credentials, @realDonaldTrump? https://twitter.com/SiaKordestani/status/1220115182577303553

Why is it so hard to admit that we are all failing on this front? Anyone calling themselves a victor in the fight against anti-Semitism right now is lying. We are all failing.

Anyone who follows me knows I do think Trump gets over-blamed for things; the rise in hate crimes isn't one of them. He may not be *technically* responsible for the ways the far left has shifted in reaction to him, but it's truly nonsense to deny he's the cause of a lot of it.

332wonderY
Editat: gen. 24, 2020, 4:58pm

ICE detention center employee fired for white supremacist beliefs (and posts)

Frey had first worked at the Georgia Department of Corrections, eventually getting hired by CoreCivic in August 2010, per his deleted LinkedIn page. He steadily rose through the ranks to become the chief of security. He had been working at the Nevada facility since 2018.

A lengthy Vice investigation discovered Frey had joined the white supremacy online forum Iron March in 2013, while employed with CoreCivic. Under the username “In Hoc Signo Vinces,” Frey espoused about 132 posts featuring racist, anti-Semitic and nationalist rhetoric.
...
Speaking about the Frey case, Michael Kagan, University of Nevada Las Vegas’s Immigration Clinic Director at the Boyd Law School, said racism and white supremacy among corrections officers and personnel is likely systemic.

The VICE article compiles his racist rantings.

34lriley
Editat: gen. 24, 2020, 5:26pm

Joe Rogan saying he'll vote for Sanders. In some ways it's problematic but he has 7.3 million subscribers on his Youtube channel (which might be the biggest number on Youtube of anybody) many of whom I would think probably voted for Trump in 2016. Rogan says he's never voted for a right winger. My opinion (and it's not to say some of his opinions aren't fucked up but--) if he can change a couple hundred thousand or more votes to whoever goes against Trump it's a good thing. Basically Rogan is saying to white working class people that Trump is not a good option. Pretty much all the democratic contenders asked to go on his show--he interviewed Sanders, Gabbard and Wang--he turned down Biden, Buttigieg, Warren and Williamson so it's not like the others weren't trying to get him on board. IMO it's a significant endorsement--maybe not as good as AOC but better than the NY Times IMO. This is not the elitist thing anyway.

35LolaWalser
gen. 25, 2020, 9:29am

It's a shit endorsement by a shit for shits. Berniebroing assholes will be happy.

I guess this is where the dirt in "fighting dirty" enters the scene.

36LolaWalser
gen. 25, 2020, 9:42am

he turned down Biden, Buttigieg, Warren and Williamson so it's not like the others weren't trying to get him on board

I can't find any source saying that any of those asked for this alt-right shit's endorsement.

37lriley
gen. 25, 2020, 2:05pm

#36--Rogan's the source on that--he said it himself. I don't think he's a good person but if he can just get a small % of the people who listen to him to not vote for Trump that could be very important in Trump not winning reelection and Bernie doesn't have to play this endorsement up and I don't think he will--this is something that's kind of unexpected and he doesn't have to give up anything for and he can't help someone saying he or she is or isn't going to vote for him. Apparently the interlocutor who asked him who he was voting for was a right wing Netanyahu fan and she didn't quite get the answer she was hoping for. From my point of view endorsements like AOC, Omar, Tlaib, Khanna, Jayapal (the congresswoman who wrote Sanders medicare for all bill in the House), Reich, Leahy and Cornel West are the most important ones that Sanders has.

38LolaWalser
gen. 26, 2020, 2:02pm

So as far as I can tell the "endorsement" is a weak "eh, might vote for Bernie, who knows", and the real problem is that Sanders seems to have replied enthusiastically to it. That IS a problem. It's one thing having bastards vote for you. Anyone can vote for whomever they please, not all bastards make the same calculations. But you don't have to go around giving props to them.

It's just sickening that women, black people, sexual minorities, can't count on the most progressive candidates to support them and fight their dehumanisation.

39lriley
Editat: gen. 26, 2020, 2:28pm

Rogan is an asshole but we're also living in a fucked up world and Trump is a fucking threat to just about everybody on the planet. If he gets in again there's no telling how much more damage he's going to do to the planet for one thing. We're at the point where things have to be done immediately or there's no going back. It's not just more forest fires, more sea level rise, more earthquakes--it's also large swathes--entire countries potentially becoming uninhabitable that could well lead to a refugee problem that will just swamp and become the be all refugee problem of all the refugee problems the planet already has had all time. They deny science but they still intend to keep everyone and anyone out with violence--they'd rather massive amounts of people die in a desert that we had a big part in making and deny responsibility for that too. This fucking guy and his party can't get another 4 fucking years no way and no how and that's just one issue. There are plenty more. Trump needs to go but I'd rather have it happen as peacefully as possible.

40LolaWalser
gen. 26, 2020, 2:49pm

Yeah, well, that's what people were trying to say back in 2016 when Berniebros & assorted "bros" were pissing on "Killary" like she's a demon from hell--that no matter how "bad" she was, she was running against Trump, who never hid not only what a disgusting pile of crap he was, but neither his billionaire-enriching, environment-raping plans.

Didn't matter one bit. Not one blessed bit. The orange ape was promising to run the country like his business, to open protected nature to exploitation, boasting about skeeving on women, getting off scot-free with murder etc. Didn't matter to the white bros a smidgen. Principles and progressivism were invoked by the same people who were saying Clinton would be worse than Trump, that she WAS worse than Trump!

So, eh. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Sanders better reconsider pandering to the asshole demographic while his support is majority women, black people, young people.

41lriley
gen. 26, 2020, 3:02pm

The two frontrunners right now are Biden and Sanders. After them Warren's still got a real chance--but she's going to have to move and FWIW IMO the Des Moines Register endorsement is more important than the NYTimes one. She needs to make that play. I don't think Buttigieg, Klobuchar or Bloomberg really have a legit shot.

To me Bernie is still the best but I do like Warren.

I think Biden would be a disastrous choice. He might win against Trump but I see numerous problems--he's going to get slapped around by Trump on the Ukraine thing and he's got his name on a lot of really shitty legislation going back 20-25 years and there are a lot of skeletons. He also can't talk about race without going off the rails with shit like black parents not reading enough to their kids or similar nonsense like that. He goes off into these faux angry moments which aren't convincing and he's not good on issues and easily goaded and distracted by insult. IMO---he's a weakling (and I wouldn't say that about the other contenders) and Trump will take advantage of that and Biden could still win because a lot of people would vote for almost anybody at all but Biden even if he pulls it off would be a terrible choice and a lot of people who don't realize that now are going to realize that before the next inauguration. And IMO Biden doesn't see much past his nose and thinks we can go back to 2010 and he thinks he can work with all these Republican Senators and that he knows them--and they're really good people?---who is he kidding?--besides himself.

.....and I think Warren would be a really really good choice---though she'll need to not let herself be goaded or distracted. That's been hard for her with Trump. She's a bit more towards the center than I'd like but IMO she is arguably the smartest of all the candidates--definitely the smartest on the economy and on policy. Self control and focus are important for her if she's the candidate---stay on topic--point out his bullshit and flaws. Keep away from the twitter shit. Don't have to respond to every provocation. If she can keep her eyes on the prize she should kill him in the election.

Klobuchar is tough. Buttigieg kind of killed Warren's momentum but Klobuchar turned around and killed his. But she did it in a smart way--nothing sneaky--she made a remark that hurt him and he kept coming back for more and he got it but she left him exits out--he just wouldn't take them. I was impressed by that. I don't care for her centrist politics but she's a person you could go to war with.

42lriley
Editat: gen. 26, 2020, 3:17pm

#40---one thing I wouldn't want to see is Rogan on a campaign event. I don't think though I'm very knowledgeable when it comes to social media. LT is basically my social media. No twitter account--no facebook account--no instagram account--I have a youtube account but it's been so long since I used it that I have no idea what my user name or password is---I have the most primitive cell phone imaginable---it doesn't link up to anything--it's about half the size of a regular wallet and it flips open. I don't keep track of who is hating on who on their social media accounts. People laugh at my cellphone and hardly anyone ever calls me anyway. It's really a watch. Generally I think things like facebook and twitter are a bane and what people get up to on them to complete strangers seems pretty goofy to me.

43LolaWalser
gen. 26, 2020, 3:21pm

I don't even want to contemplate anyone other than Sanders as the Dem candidate... that's the only hope I can see for avoiding another four years of Trumpo.

45lriley
Editat: gen. 27, 2020, 6:01am

#43--sometimes I'm not very happy with my own answers to things. I hit a wall and end up arguing with myself. Quite often it's like I only really begin to understand things in retrospect.

The United States is very much a sick patient IMO. It's like a junkie and one side of the junky's brain is telling him that the feverish state he is in now---he needs to go to the hospital or at least see a doctor and the other side--the Trump side is like 'No, I need to double/triple up on my next hit and everything will be as good as new'. The irrationality has boiled over a lot of times in the last 3 years---hopefully the country decides to go to the emergency room.

46proximity1
Editat: gen. 29, 2020, 10:24am


This is extremely insulting:


Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) (Episode) "New Rule: Big Show with Crazy Maniac" | 777,695 views • aired : 25 Jan 2020




First, this monologue is typical of what we see from spoiled-sport losers, now in their third year and counting of attempting every dirty-trick in the book to undermine and thwart President Trump—

denying he won fairly, then demanding re-counts, then alleging faithlessness among the Electoral college's electors, then asserting that Trump was mentally unfit to hold office and must be removed under the 25th amendment, then creating from whole cloth a bogus set of allegations, devoid of supporting evidence—of collusion with one or more foreign nations' governments or their heads of state, then disingenuously impeaching Trump on the basis of these unfounded allegations and putting the articles on trial in the Senate—but not before attempting to game the process by insisting that the Senate cede to opposition leaders in the House of Representatives some of the key aspects of is constitutionally-granted sole authority to try all impeachment cases.

Throughout, Democrats—leading Trump's opposition, whether within the citizenry or within partisan elected or appointed officials of state or federal governments, whether they be in an executive, a legislative or—even!—a judicial branch of government— Trump's opposition, have seen fit to summarily dispense with centuries of legal and legislative due process and procedural forms and standards of practice—because these, had they been respected by a good-faith application, were likely to lead to the collapse of Trump's opponents' false and dishonestly contended claims and allegations.

Such are the people, exampled by Bill Maher in this video, who have the amazing nerve to predict that, should Trump's re-election campaign fail to earn a deserved victory at the ballot-box in November, it is a virtual foregone conclusion that Trump would refuse—-now, steady yourself and get this: Trump, and, especially his supporters, with his direct or indirect encouragement would refuse to honor the results and refuse to leave office in the usual peaceful manner of past transitions from one White House administration to its successor.

Trump, these people tell us, based on their own cooked interpretations of Trump's record of commentary, would stubbornly refuse to accept the election's result and fight it by all means, both fair or foul, legal or illegal.

Second, in the face of what has every indication of being a dismal failure of these hysterical people's efforts to eliminate Trump's administration or even to simply persuade a significant majority of the general public that Trump is not worthy of his office, this prognostication of Trump's future failure to win re-election seems calculated to serve as cover and pretext for their own continued efforts to unseat Trump in the very plausible event that he is re-elected.

Do these people ever see, hear or look at themselves and at the amazing blunders they've committed over the previous three-year hysterically-obsessed hounding of Trump?

My question—actually posed in this site's discussion-fora and, as yet, as far as I'm aware, still lacking a single affirmative reply—is simple:


Are they prepared to publicly identify themselves (i.e. go on the record ) as ready to accept the 2020 presidential election result even if, when decided by the usual standards of past elections, it returns Donald Trump to the White House for a second term as president of the United States?


To date, as far as I am aware, the only openly-given responses amount, in effect, to a more or less directly stated "No."

I advise anyone interested in seeing how Trump's election has "unleashed 'bigots' and 'bullies' "—never mind 'blind insufferable hypocrites'— to follow the hyper-link above and watch Maher explain how, when he loses his re-election bid in November's balloting, Trump may be counted on to refuse to honor that result and attempt to illegally remain in office.

That display of nervy gumption now sets hypocrisy's bar very, very high. How is that to be “topped”?

_____________________________


ETA

I wonder: which party shall reap increased votes from the wide-viewing of the following kind of example in "messaging"





(QUOTE)

... "the credulous Boomer-Rube demo(graphic) that backs Donald Trump--that, that, wants to think that

( Rick Wilson, mockingly adopting exaggerated southern drawl) :

'Dawn-ald Truhmps thuh smart one and Y'all elitists er dumm!

Wajahat Ali: (mockingly) 'You elitists, with yer geography and yer maps---and yer spelling...'

Rick Wilson: (mockingly): 'Yer math, and yer reading...

Wajahat Ali: (mockingly) : 'Yer geography, knowin' uther cuntries, sippin' yer Lah-tay...'


(Endquote)



"Shakespeare" presented a better-done pretended mockery of the learned looking down on the unlettered:


BIRON

... Study is like the heaven's glorious sun
That will not be deep-search'd with saucy looks:
Small have continual plodders ever won
Save base authority from others' books
These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights
That give a name to every fixed star
Have no more profit of their shining nights
Than those that walk and wot not what they are.
Too much to know is to know nought but fame;
And every godfather can give a name.

FERDINAND

How well he's read, to reason against reading!

DUMAIN

Proceeded well, to stop all good proceeding!

LONGAVILLE

He weeds the corn and still lets grow the weeding.

BIRON

The spring is near when green geese are a-breeding.

DUMAIN

How follows that?

BIRON

Fit in his place and time.

DUMAIN

In reason nothing.

BIRON

Something then in rhyme.

FERDINAND

Biron is like an envious sneaping frost,
That bites the first-born infants of the spring.

BIRON

Well, say I am; why should proud summer boast
Before the birds have any cause to sing?
Why should I joy in any abortive birth?
At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May's new-fangled mirth;
But like of each thing that in season grows.
So you, to study now it is too late,
Climb o'er the house to unlock the little gate.

... ...

47margd
Editat: gen. 29, 2020, 9:11am

Tailgates, Melania lookalikes, and clashes with protesters outside Trump’s rally in Wildwood
Ellie Rushing and Amy S. Rosenberg | January 28, 2020

Thousands of rally goers massed in a determined line that zig-zagged around streets throughout Wildwood. They were there for President Donald Trump. So were the protesters. (President Donald Trump...came to town in part to gin up support for local Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the longtime Democrat who rocked the political world last month by defecting to the GOP after his opposition to impeachment alienated Democrats.)

...Dawn Liston of Williamstown says protesters were spit on by Trump rally goers on the Wildwood Boardwalk.

...Several Trump fans shouted “Fake news!” at reporters filming them, and one shouted “the media is run by Jews” at a Reuters photographer...

...In the thick of the line, an announcement warned people that if they saw a protester in the rally, “do not touch or harm the protester.” The announcement advised they should instead hold their sign over their head and chant “Trump! Trump! Trump!” Then a security person would come and remove the protester...

https://inquirer.com/politics/new-jersey/trump-wildwood-rally-supporters-protest...

482wonderY
gen. 30, 2020, 9:27am

Evangelical leaders want to beat up on Bolton now. Nice look.

Conservative Pastor Says Jesus Would Have 'Beat The Crap' Out of John Bolton

"You are a slime ball of the highest order," tweeted Howard-Browne on Wednesday, apparently addressing Bolton. "I should have knocked your sorry butt through the door of the Oval Office into the rose garden when I saw you. I would have gladly been arrested ... what a Benedict Arnold ... I am glad you were fired!!!"

49margd
gen. 30, 2020, 10:34am

Rick Wilson (Lincoln Project co-founder) @TheRickWilson | 7:47 AM · Jan 30, 2020
Gosh, you know what really convinces me I was so wrong about Trump’s cult?

Texting death threats to my wife and kids with my home address on them.

That’s really cool.
@dcexaminer
@dailycaller
@GOPChairwoman


(Yes, I’ve informed relevant LE.)

50margd
feb. 13, 2020, 3:56pm

Trump’s words, bullied kids, scarred schools
Hannah Natanson, John Woodrow Cox and Perry Stein | Feb. 13, 2020

The president’s rhetoric has changed the way hundreds of children are harassed in American classrooms...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/local/school-bullying-trump-words/

51margd
març 6, 2020, 4:25pm

Secret service protection NOW for both Biden and Sanders:

A Man Unfurled A Nazi Flag And Shouted Anti-Jewish Slurs At A Bernie Sanders Rally
Ruby Cramer & Miriam Elder | March 6, 2020

The incident comes at a time of increasing concern about the rise of white nationalism in the country and as Sanders runs to become the first Jewish president.

A man waving a Nazi flag and shouting “Heil Hitler” was kicked out of a rally for Bernie Sanders on Thursday, a shocking incident targeting the man running to be the first Jewish president.

The flag, styled professionally in the actual designs of Nazi Germany, hung prominently over a banister at the 7,000-person Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the start of Sanders’ speech. The person stationed himself in the upper deck of the arena, behind where Sanders was speaking.

...Multiple protesters caused disruptions at the rally, including one who unfurled a “TRUMP” banner...

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/rubycramer/bernie-sanders-rally-nazi-flag

52lriley
Editat: març 6, 2020, 8:56pm

If Bernie could control what everyone online or that came to his rallies might say or do (like some of his detractors seem to think he could do if he wanted to) then it would truly be a cult he was leading. Just saying there are nuts out everywhere. Obsessive, angry, weird people don't always congregate in the same places or obsess over the same things or people though when I worked for the Post Office there were a number of my compatriots who had spent time in psych or behavorial health wards. Not hard to understand really--Post Office was the repository for lots of Korean and Vietnam and later Iraqi war veterans and lots of them had problems.

If I were in Sanders shoes by the way I would tell the Secret Service to get lost.

53margd
març 7, 2020, 2:43am

>52 lriley: If I were in Sanders shoes by the way I would tell the Secret Service to get lost.

I think Sanders has rejected Secret Service suggestion in the past, but I think he should reconsider. Remember RFK...

(I understand that it can be a bad look, but there must be subtle options for security. At an environmental meeting years ago, I remember staring open-mouthed when a thuggish ex-mayor of Detroit arrived surrounded by huge, imposing bodyguards. In contrast, a former governor of an eastern state arrived with a clipboard-clutching, pony-tailed staffer.)

54margd
març 13, 2020, 7:11am

There's something spreading faster than the coronavirus: Racism and microaggressions.
Racism spreading faster than coronavirus
As coronavirus spreads across the U.S., Asian Americans share how racism and microaggressions have, too.

(5:02 https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/1238247148044587009 )

- USA TODAY @USATODAY | 7:35 PM · Mar 12, 2020

55margd
març 21, 2020, 10:23am

We Don’t Have Time for This
Jamil Smith | March 20, 2020

Trump’s racism isn’t ancillary to his inept response to the coronavirus pandemic — it is part of it

...people in this country and around the world are targeting those of Asian descent with increased violence and harassment. People have stigmatized Chinatowns in various cities. A teenager here in Los Angeles was assaulted at school and falsely accused of contracting the novel coronavirus. A Cleveland woman was denied an Airbnb rental because of “local health advisories.” Journalists have spoken up on Twitter about being accosted on the street or, in a notable instance, reportedly having the phrase “Kung Flu” said to her face by a White House staffer.

Trump, with all of his deliberate ignorance, will continue to deny that he has anything to do with it, despite what experts have claimed and his past actions have shown. But especially given the setting — a presidential task-force briefing that ostensibly gives facts to the public — why is Trump not challenged to say how calling it the “Chinese virus” helps save lives? We have seen a correlation between Trump’s racist rhetoric and actions, and the spike in terrorist violence committed by white supremacists. Why would this be any different? Why isn’t he held to account for engaging in similar behavior during this deadly crisis?...

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/coronavirus-trump-rac...

56LolaWalser
març 21, 2020, 5:28pm

It's so obvious and so predictable. Trumpist scum need a scapegoat; China is an easy pick--but I say "China", when in reality the blows are falling on people, whether Chinese or anyone mistaken for Chinese.

Trumpist scum don't care.

I fear massacres to come.

57margd
Editat: març 22, 2020, 3:59pm

Years ago, when resentment against Japanese cars was running high, thugs beat to death a Chinese-American, Benny Chin...

A friend, originally from Hong Kong, usually has no use for China. He's as enraged as anybody over there at thm "China Virus".
He used to be a Republican. A Never Trumper, I don't think Rs will ever again win his vote.

58margd
març 22, 2020, 4:01pm

The Rise of Coronavirus Hate Crimes
Anna Russell | March 17, 2020

...Mike Ainsworth, the director of London services at Stop Hate U.K., an anti-hate group...stressed that hate crimes should be reported to the police. But he also noted that witnesses could help by interacting with the victim, to convey a sense of solidarity. “I don’t expect people to confront perpetrators, but I do expect people to show the victim that they don’t agree with what the perpetrators say,” he said. “Talk to them about anything, it doesn’t matter. What clothes are you wearing, where are you going, how are you?”

“There’s a narrative that happens with hate crime from the perpetrator which says, ‘I am attacking you, but actually lots of people agree with me.’ Where hate crime becomes really dangerous is if victims start to believe that,” Ainsworth said. “I’ve talked to victims of hate crime in London, and one of the things they say is ‘being racially abused on the tube station is horrible, but having two hundred people stand there saying nothing is the bit that starts to really upset me and corrode my trust in society.’ ”

https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-uk/the-rise-of-coronavirus-hate-c...

59margd
abr. 23, 2020, 10:43am

Kentucky lawyer arrested for allegedly threatening governor over lockdown
Ben Kesslen | April 23, 2020

...(Kentucky lawyer) James Gregory Troutman, 53, was charged with terroristic threatening, a misdemeanor, by the Kentucky State Police for his comments about Gov. Andy Beshear...

On Facebook, Troutman said, “Maybe some should ask Beshear in a press conference on his thoughts on William Goebel,” referring to a former Kentucky governor who was shot a day before he was sworn into office and died a few days later. “For those who don’t know history, it’s a good read”...

In another thread discussing a rally protesting the state lockdown, Troutman replied to a comment on Facebook about the governor's possible attendance, saying “with any luck” Beshear would be shot at the rally.

Beshear, a Democrat, has faced pushback for implementing strong coronavirus prevention measures before some of Kentucky’s neighboring states...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kentucky-lawyer-arrested-allegedly-threaten...

60margd
Editat: abr. 25, 2020, 1:14pm

Coronavirus reminds Asian Americans like me that our belonging is conditional
John Cho | April 22, 2020

...If the coronavirus has taught us anything, it’s that the solution to a widespread problem cannot be patchwork. Never has our interconnectedness and our reliance on each other been plainer.

You can’t stand up for some and not for others. And like the virus, unchecked aggression has the potential to spread wildly. Please don’t minimize the hate or assume it’s somewhere far away. It’s happening close to you. If you see it on the street, say something. If you hear it at work, say something. If you sense it in your family, say something. Stand up for your fellow Americans.

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-04-22/asian-american-discrimination-j...

61LolaWalser
abr. 25, 2020, 10:13am

White male pig (but I repeat myself) assaults and throws on the ground a 92 yo Chinese man in Vancouver:

Family of Asian man, 92, speaks out against xenophobia

62RickHarsch
abr. 25, 2020, 10:19am

92

63margd
maig 23, 2020, 7:18am

Biden occasional eruptions might be wince-worthy, but Trump's "China Virus" and "Ford bloodlines" are dog whistles to violence.
Per Twitter, Biden is capable of apology. His stupidities, in total, amount to just one Trump speech.
Still, we are so worn down by Trump's sh*t storm, he (unlike Biden) mostly gets a shrug from the media and an amen from the Tangerines.

Asian American doctors and nurses are fighting racism and the coronavirus
Across the country, Asian Americans have reported a sharp increase in verbal abuse and physical attacks
Tracy Jan | May 19, 2020

...Some academic experts on race say President Trump’s rhetoric around the virus and China has contributed to the rise in racial harassment. For weeks, Trump deliberately referred to the coronavirus as the “Chinese virus” despite guidance from public health officials to avoid attaching locations or ethnicity to a disease. He has since tweeted that Asian Americans are not to be blamed for the virus’s spread.

“Words matter. People are making that close association between the virus and Chinese people because he insisted on using that term,” Jeung said.

During a media briefing last week, Trump lashed out at CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang, who is Chinese American, telling her to “Ask China!” after she questioned him on why he insisted on making testing a global competition at a time when so many lives are being lost. Jiang previously tweeted that a White House official had called the virus “the Kung-Flu” to her face.

White House adviser Peter Navarro, in an ABC News interview Sunday, accused China of sending “hundreds of thousands of Chinese” to “seed” the coronavirus around the world. And Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) drew criticism after he blamed the virus’s spread on “thugs in China” in a high school graduation speech over the weekend...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/19/asian-american-discrimination...

64margd
juny 24, 2020, 4:57am

Arizona rally:

Trump has insulted Asians (kung flu), African Americans (sons of bitches) and Latinos (rapists).

Confederates? “Beautiful monuments” and “great heritage.”

What does that say about Trump’s America?

- The Lincoln Project @ProjectLincoln | 11:09 PM · Jun 23, 2020

65margd
jul. 7, 2020, 10:46am

Angry Asian Man @angryasianman | 12:24 AM · Jul 7, 2020:

"Trump is going to fuck you. You fuckers need to leave. Fucking Asian piece of shit."
Carmel Valley, California.
The guy's name is apparently Michael Lofthouse. Sorry he ruined your tita's birthday.
Source: https://instagram.com/p/CCRsJF7DDeX/

0:51 ( https://twitter.com/angryasianman/status/1280357068994568192 )

66margd
jul. 24, 2020, 5:26am

The Trump administration’s proposed homeless shelter rule spells out how to spot a trans woman
Katelyn Burns | Jul 17, 2020

The Housing and Urban Development proposal instructs shelters to try to identify trans women by height, facial hair, and Adam’s apples.

...There are two main problems with forcing trans homeless people into spaces that correspond with their birth-assigned gender rather than their gender identity. The first is that such a policy exposes trans people, especially trans women, to potential violence and sexual assault inside those spaces. And as a result, trans people are more likely to choose sleeping in the streets rather than risk going to a shelter.

Because of a cycle of discrimination and poverty, trans people are more likely than their cisgender peers to experience homelessness. According to the National Center for Transgender Equality, 29 percent of trans people live in poverty, and one in five trans people in the US will be homeless at some point in their lifetimes. The numbers are even starker for Black trans people: A 2015 report indicated that 34 percent of Black trans people live in extreme poverty, compared to 9 percent of Black cis people.

And while the rule is likely to fall hardest on trans women, it also opens the door to targeting butch women with more masculine presentations, as has already happened with gendered bathroom policing.

...The proposed HUD rule is the latest in a long line of anti-trans policies rolled out by the Trump administration. Almost immediately after he took office in 2017, the administration rolled back an Obama-era memo for schools to fairly treat trans students. Then in July of that year, Trump announced he would be ordering the military to ban trans people from serving. The administration went after trans prisoners as well in May 2018, deciding that in most cases, trans people should be housed according to their assigned sex at birth.

Perhaps most critical was the administration’s attack on LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act, finalized in a new rule on June 12.

Even though it has yet to be released, the HUD rule has already received congressional pushback. In a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson dated June 29, Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) urged the agency to reconsider the release of the HUD rule because of the Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County on June 15, which held that discrimination against trans people is considered sex discrimination...

https://www.vox.com/identities/2020/7/17/21328708/proposed-anti-trans-rule-homel...

67margd
jul. 24, 2020, 9:16am

Fauci says he has been assigned personal security after receiving 'serious threats' to his family
Tom Porter | 7/24/2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, told CNN's "The Axe Files" he and his family have been receiving "serious threats" to their lives.

"Serious threats against me, against my family ... my daughters, my wife — I mean, really? Is this the United States of America?" Fauci told host David Axelrod.

He added that he had been assigned personal security because of the threat.

Fauci has been hailed as a hero by many for his role in tackling the US coronavirus pandemic, but also attacked by conspiracy theorists and opponents of lockdown measures.

"There are people who get really angry at thinking I'm interfering with their life because I'm pushing a public-health agenda," he said.

He added: "I'm not a hero, I'm just doing my job."

https://www.businessinsider.com/fauci-given-personal-security-after-threats-fami...

68margd
jul. 28, 2020, 9:07am

Georgia (state) Senator Is Criticized for Ad Enlarging Jewish Opponent’s Nose
Rick Rojas | July 27, 2020

ATLANTA — Senator David Perdue of Georgia’s re-election campaign was assailed on Monday for a Facebook advertisement that enlarged the nose of his Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, who is Jewish, in a portrayal that critics immediately denounced as anti-Semitic.

The Republican senator’s fund-raising ad, which surfaced after The Forward published an article about it on Monday, included grainy photographs of Mr. Ossoff and the Senate minority leader, Chuck Schumer, who is also Jewish. “Democrats are trying to buy Georgia!” the ad said, adding that Mr. Schumer had poured millions of dollars into the race...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/27/us/politics/jon-ossoff-david-perdue-ad.html

69margd
set. 6, 2020, 2:43pm

America’s long history of scapegoating its Asian citizens
Nina Strochlic | September 2, 2020

When leaders call COVID-19 the “China virus,” it harkens back to decades of state-sanctioned discrimination against Asian Americans...

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/09/asian-american-racism-covid/

70margd
set. 10, 2020, 5:07am

Feeling sorry for women named Karen, though no one can condone the behavior that triggered the meme...

What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Karen’? Karens Explain
As the meme has become more prominent online, its meaning has become confused – with real-life Karens caught in the crosshairs
Elle Hunt | 13 May 2020
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/may/13/karen-meme-what-does-it-mea...

71Molly3028
Editat: set. 10, 2020, 8:04am

https://www.nytimes.com/column/thomas-l-friedman

In this article, Thomas Friedman (a writer I normally agree with) tries to make Trump's 2020 voters appear to be poor, misunderstood souls.

but

Trump's 2020 voters hate anti-Trumpers much more than they
love America. They are throwbacks to the "good old days" when
women and Blacks were seen but not heard from. They never
abandoned their out-of-date 20th Century mindsets. That is why
Trump chose the MAGA theme. Life-long con men always know
what is in the hearts of their marks.

THE GOP MUST BE NUKED IN NOVEMBER

72margd
nov. 4, 2020, 7:46am

How to Be an Active Bystander When You See Casual Racism
Ruth Terry | Oct. 29, 2020

...Derald Wing Sue, a professor at Columbia who studies the psychology of racism and antiracism and has written extensively about microaggression theory...One of the most effective tactics...is what he calls the art of the comeback.

“A person will say to me, ‘You speak excellent English,’ and I will say, ‘You do, too, John!’” said Dr. Sue, who is Chinese-American. “The ‘compliment’ has a hidden communication to me that I’m a perpetual alien in my own country, I’m not a true American.” He said that “by simply reversing it, it may have a humorous or sarcastic impact” that reveals the comment’s underlying meaning.

Dorothy J. Edwards, president and founder of Alteristic, a nonprofit consultancy that provides bystander training, focuses on “the three D’s”: direct, distract and delegate.

“We emphasize that ‘direct’ doesn’t have to be combative or confrontational; it just means you address the situation directly...This can be as simple as “checking in on the person at risk” by asking if the person is OK or telling the perpetrator to “knock it off.”

Even your physical presence can be enough to keep someone from being the target of racial violence, said LaVonne Pepe, a social worker and a senior trainer at Alteristic.

If you witness a concerning event that may escalate into harm, Dr. Edwards recommends creating a diversion. For example, suggest going to get food. Or tell a white lie: Say someone’s car is being towed. Interrupt a heated discussion by asking for a phone charger. Doing so can help to de-escalate a situation and give the person on the receiving end of the behavior a chance to exit the scene.

Delegation is even easier: Enlist the help of that one friend who actually likes direct confrontation or has the clout to absorb any pushback. The idea is to just do something, whatever that may be.

Why being an active bystander is much easier said than done...

When should I intervene?...early and often...

I try to do this but it’s so hard. I’m exhausted...

What if I get it wrong? You will. Try again. Build resilience...

More resources about being an active bystander:
The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity website has a virtual training and downloadable materials.
Hollaback offers various trainings in New York City and a free guide to bystander interventions.
This Guide to Responding to Microaggressions explains identity-based microaggressions and ways to counteract them.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/29/smarter-living/how-to-be-an-active-bystander-...

73Molly3028
nov. 4, 2020, 8:07am

Trump has lied over 20,000 times in the last 4 years. Does anyone really
believe his cult following voters told pollsters the truth during this election
cycle?????

74Earthling1
nov. 4, 2020, 4:54pm

You don't know what a "cult following" is, do you? You keep saying it. It doesn't mean what you think it means.

75Earthling1
nov. 4, 2020, 4:56pm

"the "good old days" when women and Blacks were seen but not heard from."

No such thing. That time has never existed in America. This is a delusion and fantasy from a man living (mentally) in outer space. But he capitalized "black", so I guess that makes him a goody good person who will go to heaven and meet Jesus.

76bohemima
nov. 5, 2020, 9:53pm

>75 Earthling1: No such thing?

Hmm...black people were counted as three-fifths of a human being at the time of the US Constitution.

Black men (men only, mind you) didn’t get the right to vote until after the Civil War.

Women of any color didn’t get the right to vote until 1920.

Women couldn’t get credit cards without the consent of their husbands as late as the 1960’s.

Please, just do a little research before you embarrass yourself with statements that are easily proved false. I just noted three rather obvious facts that perhaps you were unaware of.

And if you don’t want to be insulted, you might try not insulting others, as in your last sentence.

77bohemima
Editat: nov. 5, 2020, 9:55pm

>72 margd: Thank you very much for posting this. I’ve seen it elsewhere, and I believe it can’t be repeated too often.

78Limelite
nov. 5, 2020, 10:27pm

>76 bohemima:

Be gentle. Ling-Ling1 is experiencing the denial stage of grief. We don't want to drive him to take to the bottle in order to drown his sorrows, now do we?

79bohemima
nov. 6, 2020, 9:19am

>78 Limelite: I will try. It’s hard to feel any sorrow for one who is quite deliberately provocative, but I promise to try my best.

80bohemima
Editat: nov. 6, 2020, 9:41am

Just in the interest of clarification and of defining our terms (the first rule of a good discussion)

>74 Earthling1: Cult, Definition three in the Google Dictionary:

“A misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing”

81Earthling1
nov. 6, 2020, 11:05am

Bullies typically violate the TOS. Something I haven't done.

82Earthling1
nov. 6, 2020, 11:07am

Cults are small groups. Major political parties are always much larger. Fifty million voters isn't a cult. End of story.

83aspirit
nov. 6, 2020, 12:31pm

>82 Earthling1: When a cult grows enough in popularity, it becomes a religion.

So what the world has now is a Trump religion?

84bohemima
Editat: nov. 6, 2020, 5:14pm

>81 Earthling1: Oh but you have, E, you have indulged in many gratuitous insults to other posters.

Most of us believe that this is a site for adults, and so don’t feel the need to run to the moderators. We can defend ourselves.

I do find it revealing that almost (95%+) of your calls to flag other posts are completely ignored.

ETA please cite your source for the statement “Cults are small groups.”

85Earthling1
nov. 6, 2020, 11:58pm

>84 bohemima: Show me where I have broken the TOS.

86bohemima
Editat: nov. 7, 2020, 7:21am

>85 Earthling1: Just the most recent, only 10 posts before you ask me to show you: your post >75 Earthling1: in response to post >71 Molly3028:.

Unless, of course, you misread it. Perhaps you thought that the quote was written by Friedman. It was written by the poster.

In another post, you insulted me—and your post was flagged.

In any case, you don’t want anyone “telling you what to do.” So police yourself, the way responsible adults do.

87Earthling1
nov. 7, 2020, 9:57am

Post 75 refers to Friedman. Why would I use the pronoun "he" about "Molly"? Doesn't make sense, does it? A little bit of common sense and reflection, instead of impulse and excess emotion, could have prevented your foolish commentary.

88bohemima
Editat: nov. 7, 2020, 4:56pm

>87 Earthling1:
That’s great; you were referring to Friedman.

Except, you know, the referred article doesn’t contain your quote. The paragraph you’re referring to was written by the poster, not by Friedman.

Don’t believe me? Read the referenced article.

I could be mistaken but I don’t think so.

89margd
nov. 18, 2020, 4:53pm

(Arizona) Secretary Katie Hobbs @SecretaryHobbs | 2:19 PM · Nov 18, 2020:
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs released this statement in response to
ongoing and escalating threats of violence directed at her family and her office.

Image--statement ( https://twitter.com/SecretaryHobbs/status/1329142152991969284/photo/1 )

90Earthling1
nov. 18, 2020, 11:40pm

If it's on Twitter, it HAS TO BE TRUE.

91Earthling1
nov. 18, 2020, 11:41pm

The first four letters are "twit". Come on.

92bohemima
nov. 19, 2020, 11:10am

It’s always interesting to note that Mr. Trump is this country’s Twit in Chief. Of course, his tweets are true, because he’s Mr. Trump.

93Earthling1
nov. 19, 2020, 11:40am

He's mirroring people.

94aspirit
nov. 19, 2020, 11:54am

Georgia's Republican Secretary of State, Raffensperger, and his wife are receiving deaths threats because he isn't illegally flipping thousands of votes for Trump-Pence while he sets up the latest elections for loser Trump's expected recount.

This situation has me remembering when surreal was the word of the year.

95lriley
nov. 19, 2020, 12:21pm

These days death threats for anyone who doesn't do what Donald wants is pretty much par for the course. Maybe someone will murder this Raffensberger--that would be a big success for the 70 million knuckledraggers who voted for this clown.

96aspirit
nov. 19, 2020, 2:07pm

The last I read of his status, Raffensperger has been in quarantine since his wife tested positive for COVID-19, so they were already facing a deadly threat exacerbated by the Trump administration.

97aspirit
Editat: nov. 19, 2020, 2:44pm

>95 lriley: I don't see how the GOP (edit: or anyone except for hostile foreign agents) would benefit from the death of one of its politicians when progressives couldn't be blamed for it. If not something more insidious, the threats seem to be nonsensical rage at losing the election.

98margd
des. 1, 2020, 9:25am

Trump attorney issues call for violence against truth-telling former election cybersecurity official
Jim Acosta, Jake Tapper and Devan Cole | November 30, 2020

Washington (CNN)An attorney for the Trump campaign on Monday issued a call for violence against Chris Krebs, a former cybersecurity official who was unceremoniously ousted from his post by President Donald Trump after he rejected the President's unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.

Joe diGenova, an attorney for Trump's campaign, said during an appearance on "The Howie Carr Show": "Anybody who thinks the election went well, like that idiot Krebs who used to be the head of cybersecurity. That guy is a class A moron. He should be drawn and quartered. Taken out at dawn and shot."

A source familiar with Trump's election challenges said diGenova is believed to still be helping Rudy Giuliani, Trump's attorney, in challenging the presidential election results. ...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/30/politics/joe-digenova-attorney-trump-campaign-chr...

99lriley
des. 1, 2020, 11:47am

#98--sounds like killing Krebs once is not good enough for DiGenova---he wants to kill him twice. His first is a long drawn out torturous affair. People who think in such terms do not have clean minds.....but I've seen DiGenova and his wife before and they are both ghouls.

100margd
Editat: des. 2, 2020, 6:19am

Gabriel Sterling, Voting System Implementation Manager for GA, https://twitter.com/GabrielSterling :
"This. Has. To. Stop."
"It. Has. All. Gone. Too. Far."
(WATCH)

James Ball @jamesrbuk | 6:40 PM · Dec 1, 2020:
This is what cold, hard fury sounds like.
4:41 ( https://twitter.com/jamesrbuk/status/1333919015174098950 )
From GPB News
________________________________

Trump inciting violence, warns Georgia election official
BBC | Dec 2, 2020
https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-55153918
________________________________

Chris Krebs Planning Legal Action After Trump’s Lawyer Calls for Him to Be Shot: ‘There Are Things Coming’
Ken Meyer | Dec 1, 2020

...Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova...spoke to Newsmax on Monday...seethed that (Former DHS Cybersecurity chief Chris Krebs) is a “class A moron” who “should be drawn and quartered, taken out at dawn and shot.”

On Tuesday, Krebs gave an interview to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, and she asked for his response to the “disturbing and outrageous” rhetoric.

“It’s certainly more dangerous language, more dangerous behavior,” Krebs stoically answered, “The way I look at it is that we are a nation of laws, and I plan to take advantage of those laws. I’ve got an exceptional team of lawyers that win in court, and I think they’re probably going to be busy.”

“You feel these legal actions that might arise from comments like that?” Guthrie asked for clarification. She also inquired if Krebs was concerned for his safety.

“We’re taking a look at all of our available opportunities,” Krebs said. “I’m not going to give them the benefit of knowing how I’m reacting to this. They can know that there are things coming, though.”

https://www.mediaite.com/tv/chris-krebs-planning-legal-action-after-trumps-lawye...

101LiamRowe
des. 2, 2020, 6:20am

S'ha suprimit aquest usuari en ser considerat brossa.

102margd
des. 2, 2020, 7:15am

>100 margd: contd.

Vermont Secretary of State’s Office @VermontSOS | 7:17 PM · Dec 1, 2020
This has to stop.
The wild, unfounded accusations amplified by @realDonaldTrump need to stop.
In a voice message today, our elections team was threatened with execution by firing squad.
Silence is complicity.

103lriley
des. 2, 2020, 7:55am

#100--good for Krebs.

104Limelite
des. 2, 2020, 1:08pm

This Has To Stop!

See Video.

105margd
des. 4, 2020, 10:10am

...Federal agents "drive me to work, they stay here, they make sure that nobody tries to break in to my home and, as Steve Bannon would like, have somebody behead me. I don't socialize. It's my wife and I and the federal agents."

Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon said Fauci should be executed and his head placed on a pike on the White House grounds...

- Xeni Jardin | Dec 3, 2020
https://boingboing.net/2020/12/03/federal-agents-guard-fauci-so-nobody-tries-to-...

106margd
des. 5, 2020, 9:49am

Georgia election worker says he was followed home, called racial slur (2:53)
WSB-TV Atlanta

https://www.wsbtv.com/video/local-video/georgia-election-worker-says-he-was-foll...

107margd
des. 7, 2020, 10:27am

philip lewis @Phil_Lewis_ | 9:00 PM · Dec 6, 2020:
“Dozens of armed individuals” showed up to Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s home last night,
shouting “Stop The Steal!”
0:45 ( https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1335766211687313409 )

philip lewis @Phil_Lewis_ | 9:03 PM · Dec 6, 2020:
Jocelyn Benson just released a statement:
“As my four year old son and I were finishing up decorating the house for Christmas on Saturday night ...
dozens of armed individuals stood outside my home shouting obscenities and chanting into bullhorns in the dark of night.”
Image ( https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1335766901654491136/photo/1 )
Image ( https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1335766901654491136/photo/2 )

108bohemima
des. 7, 2020, 10:44am

>107 margd:

This is disgusting.

109mamzel
des. 7, 2020, 3:42pm

Santa,
For Christmas I would like a return to civility and dignity.
I promise I've been a good girl this year and followed the three Ws.

110Earthling1
Editat: des. 8, 2020, 12:03pm

Daily Beast Editor Calls For “Humiliation” and “Incarceration” For Trump Supporters

We have been discussing the rising threats against Trump supporters, lawyers, and officials in recent weeks from Democratic members are calling for blacklists to the Lincoln Project leading a a national effort to harass and abuse any lawyers representing the Republican party or President Trump. Others are calling for banning those “complicit” from college campuses while still others are demanding a “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” to “hold Trump and his enablers accountable for the crimes they have committed.”

Now, Daily Beast editor-at-large Rick Wilson has added his own call for “humiliation,” “incarceration” and even ritualistic suicides for Trump supporters in an unhinged, vulgar column. Wilson declared “only exposure, pain, humiliation, and (inshallah) incarceration will lead to a moment of reckoning for the GOP.”

Not surprisingly, Wilson is a key advisor to the Lincoln Project which was blocked recently on Twitter for abusive doxxing efforts directed at Republican lawyers. His column captures the level of hateful rhetoric fueled by the Lincoln Project, which is funded by thousands of lawyers despite its attacks on fellow members of the bar for their representation.

What is most striking about these views is how disconnected they are to the actual election.

Instead of a “blue wave” and the widely predicted Democratic takeover of both houses, Republicans picked up a sizable number of seats in the House where Democrats have been reduced to the thinnest margin since World War II. The Republicans may retain the Senate and won handily in many state races across the country.

Roughly 74 million people voted for Trump. I was not one of them, but that is roughly half of this nation. Yet, these writers continue to write as if the nation is now unified in rejecting the policies and priorities of the Trump Administration. It is the distortive effect of existing entirely in siloed media spaces where an alternative reality can be maintained and fostered.

My greatest concern is how the media remain detached not only from roughly half of the country but from reality.

https://jonathanturley.org/2020/12/01/daily-beast-editor-and-lincoln-project-adv...

111Earthling1
des. 8, 2020, 12:02pm

Michigan Attorney General Resumes Threats Of Criminal Prosecution Against Those Alleging Voter Fraud

We have been discussing the use of the criminal code by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) to threaten people who post videos on alleged voter fraud or legislators who raise such objections in the state. These threats are coercive and abusive, particularly when targeting opponents of your party who are challenging the victory of your candidate for president. Yet, as shown by a congressman seeking to disbar dozens of Trump lawyers, such threats are popular in today’s rage-filled politics. So, Nessel continued her threats of prosecution on Monday in warning that a former state senator could be prosecuted for alleging possible voter fraud at a meeting of the Michigan Board of State Canvassers. So, raising voting fraud at the board overseeing voting is now a possible basis for prosecution in Michigan.

https://jonathanturley.org/2020/11/24/nessel-resumes-threats-of-criminal-prosecu...

112mamzel
des. 8, 2020, 3:58pm

*sigh*

113margd
des. 9, 2020, 9:08am

An Idaho official left a meeting in tears as anti-maskers swarmed her home
Katie Shepherd | Dec. 9, 2020

Minutes into a public health district’s virtual meeting to vote on a local mask mandate in Idaho on Tuesday evening, Ada County Commissioner Diana Lachiondo tearfully excused herself after getting a phone call that anti-mask protesters had surrounded her home.

“My 12-year-old son is home by himself right now, and there are protesters banging outside the door,” she told the Central District Health’s Board of Health, which serves four counties in the state’s most populous region. “I’m going to go home and make sure he’s okay.”

A visibly upset Lachiondo then disconnected from the video call, leaving her colleagues at the meeting stunned...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/12/09/idaho-coronavirus-protest-homes...

114margd
des. 9, 2020, 9:13am

>107 margd: contd.

Group That Protested at MI Official’s Home Claims Ties to Local GOP
Kelly Weill | Dec. 08, 2020

...A group that visited Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s home on Saturday night is one of many self-described “grassroots” groups working to overturn President Donald Trump’s election loss. But this one lists a local Republican Party office as its own headquarters.

Benson had been about to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas with her young child when a crowd of approximately 20 people marched up to her home with bullhorns and Trump flags. The group was there to falsely accuse Benson of rigging the election against Trump. Benson, who serves as Michigan’s chief elections officer, claimed in a statement that some of the people who visited her home that night were armed.

No arrests were made at the Saturday protest, but it was not a spontaneous outpouring of right-wing grievances. Genevieve Peters, an attendee who streamed the event on Facebook, posted that the group was affiliated with “Stop The Steal MI.” That group claims to share its “HQ” with the Macomb County Republican Party, which shared Peters’ video of the demonstration outside Benson’s home on its official Facebook page...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/stop-the-steal-group-protested-at-michigan-secreta...

115Earthling1
des. 9, 2020, 8:45pm

BLM Activist Arrested For Rioting Now Caught Burning Conservative Library Books

Chattanooga-area Black Lives Matter leader Cameron “C-Grimey” Williams, who was arrested in July and charged with inciting a riot which hindered passage of an emergency vehicle, has now been placed on administrative leave from his library job for burning conservative books.

Christina Sacco, a spokeswoman for the Chattanooga Public Library told the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Friday that Williams, who served as a services coordinator, has been placed on a five-day leave.

According to U.S. News and World Report, Williams posted a video on Instagram last week burning copies of books authored by Ann Coulter and President Donald Trump while blaring “FDT” by YG and Nipsey Hussle in the background, a protest anthem of the left. Sacco told the Times Free Press that library officials were told of another video destroying more books.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/08/blm-activist-arrested-for-rioting-now-caugh...

116Earthling1
des. 9, 2020, 8:46pm

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called for unity and bipartisanship, and in the same conversation, stated that he believes the Trump-era Republican Party doesn’t “deserve to survive.”

“I want the party to die,” Scarborough told hosts Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff on the Realignment podcast.

https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/08/msnbcs-joe-scarborough-says-the-republican-...

117Earthling1
des. 15, 2020, 7:47pm

A Canadian woman accused of mailing packages containing the deadly poison ricin to the White House and several Texas law enforcement agencies has been indicted on new federal charges of making interstate threats and violating prohibitions on biological weapons.

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/ricin-white-house/2020/12/15/id/1001678/

118Limelite
des. 15, 2020, 8:29pm

Now, It's REALLY, REALLY Official

Imagine! Moscow Mitch acknowledged President-Elect Biden today. Only hours after his Master congratulated P-E Biden from Moscow.

119mamzel
des. 16, 2020, 2:49pm

>118 Limelite: By telegram! Talk about old school.

120Limelite
Editat: des. 16, 2020, 2:52pm

>119 mamzel: Had to have guarantee Biden got his message before McConnell reached the Senate floor to make his now permissible congratulatory speech.

121lriley
des. 16, 2020, 2:58pm

Sidney Powell in talking about Mitch McConnell said 'Mitch is married to China'--a reference without doubt to Elaine Chao.....McConnell's wife and current Transportation Secretary in the Trump administration. White conservatives have a way of turning on each other and particularly when talking about non-white conservatives. I'm sure however this is not the first time for Elaine or Mitch and they're certainly not going to ditch their brand---more likely going to double down on it but Mitch of course yesterday acknowledge Biden's victory and some of course are going to have to take shots at him for that and racist cheap shots work as good as anything for them.

122Earthling1
des. 26, 2020, 9:32am

"You have made a grave mistake. I hope you realize that now," Katelyn Jones said in a text message to Monica Palmer, a member of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, according to the FBI.

The threats included photos of a woman's bloody body and references to Palmer's daughter, the FBI said.

“I’d be a shame if something happened to your daughter at school," Jones said, according to investigators.

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2020/12/23/monica-palmer-t...

123Limelite
des. 26, 2020, 3:34pm

Evidence Nasty, Dangerous, and Stupid Go Hand-in-Hand-in-Hand

Trump supporter uses his work email to threaten ‘mass execution of public officials.’

Michigan state Rep. Lauri Pohutsky, a Democrat in Livonia, exposed contents of email received from Trump supporter, Randall Yaeger, who chose to send it from his work email at Yaeger Construction. Efforts to find him or the business have not had results. Authorities are investigating his messages.
‘Change out government officials with bullets instead of ballots.’ And. . .

. . . one threat in Facebook to every member of the Michigan House and possibly Wisconsin on Wednesday, went too far.

"Rather than replacing us with ballots, they’re going to start using bullets," Pohutsky said.

But the post went farther.

"It called for the mass execution of elected officials, and it stated a date as well," Pohutsky said. The date is Jan 6th 2021.

(Yeager could face) Consequences (that) include prison time of up to 20 years and a $250,000 fine -- similar to a New Hampshire woman who is now facing charges after allegedly sending disgusting threats to the chair of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers, Monica Palmer.


124Molly3028
des. 26, 2020, 4:06pm

https://www.rawstory.com/sidney-powell-2649646982/
Republicans 'committed suicide': Sidney Powell goes on rant declaring Trump won and the GOP is 'history'

What she is actually saying ~ If the GOP disregards the
wishes of the white nationalists/white supremacists
who form the bulk of the party's base at this time, it is
finished.

125Earthling1
des. 26, 2020, 4:44pm

"I will not stand by and watch this travesty of a bill happen without reigning in Big Tech. End Section 230 now, before it is too late. So bad for our Country. Show courage, and do what's right!!!"

"Our $740 defense bill is a gift to China, Russia & Big Tech. It fails to terminate the internationally dangerous Section 230, won't allow us to bring our troops back home (where they belong), renames & destroys our forts & National Monuments, & makes 5G almost impossible!"

"The 'Justice' Department and the FBI have done nothing about the 2020 Presidential Election Voter Fraud, the biggest SCAM in our nation's history, despite overwhelming evidence. They should be ashamed. History will remember. Never give up. See everyone in D.C. on January 6th."

"Where the hell is the Durham Report? They spied on my campaign, colluded with Russia (and others), and got caught. Read the Horowitz Reports about Comey & McCabe. Even the Fake News @nytimes said 'bad'. They tried it all, and failed, so now they are trying to steal the election!"

"The U.S. Supreme Court has been totally incompetent and weak on the massive Election Fraud that took place in the 2020 Presidential Election. We have absolute PROOF, but they don't want to see it – No 'standing', they say. If we have corrupt elections, we have no country!"

"A young military man working in Afghanistan told me that elections in Afghanistan are far more secure and much better run than the USA's 2020 Election. Ours, with its millions and millions of corrupt Mail-In Ballots, was the election of a third world country. Fake President!"

"I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill. Also, stop the billions of dollars in 'pork'."

https://www.newsmax.com/us/stimulus-ndaa-veto-house/2020/12/26/id/1003181/

126KAzevedo
des. 26, 2020, 7:50pm

>125 Earthling1: How nice of him/her to provide us with a collected list of 45's and his/her endless delusions.

128Earthling1
Editat: gen. 5, 10:13am

Tolerant, compassionate liberals, when they aren't calling me names like delusional and breaking the rules of this web site because they lack the intelligence to argue, always resort to the method of primitives: violence.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/04/left-wing-activists-protest-vandal...

129Limelite
gen. 5, 1:49pm

Hee hee, Proud Boy Bully & Bigot leader got leashed right before his big DC event. Wonder if they'll free him on bail so he can get to the Big Shew?

130Earthling1
gen. 6, 10:11am

Democrats have gotten rid of a long-standing House rule, known as “motion to recommit,” that permits the minority party to change legislation on the floor before a vote.

A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial condemned the move, which the Democrats carried out this week as the majority party passed the rules that will govern the chamber for the next two years.

The editorial said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi feared that, without a rule change, the GOP could force Democrats to cast votes on controversial issues that may harm them politically in the next election, especially moderate members, given the rise of the party’s radical progressive wing.

The GOP never made a similar move when they controlled the majority, with Republican Rep. Tom Cole pointing out that “This is a right that has been guaranteed to the minority for well over a century. With today’s changes, the majority is seeking to silence views they are afraid of.”

https://www.newsmax.com/politics/pelosi-house-rules-republicans/2021/01/06/id/10...

131Earthling1
gen. 6, 10:15am

Cyberbullying is always wrong – unless it serves the cause of social justice. Then the victims are simply collateral damage in the long march toward a progressive utopia.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2021/01/03/bullying_in_the_name_of_so...

132KAzevedo
gen. 6, 12:13pm

>131 Earthling1: Would you consider repeatedly calling people in this group morons an example of cyber bullying?

133Limelite
gen. 6, 12:19pm

>132 KAzevedo:

A Trump Mini-Me is a Trump Mini-Me "I want to be like Mike."
Save your breath.

134KAzevedo
gen. 6, 12:24pm

>133 Limelite: I have to admit that I'm getting a lot of amusement from responding. It's so easy to turn everything they say back on themselves. It's my only sport right now.

135kiparsky
gen. 6, 12:36pm

>132 KAzevedo: If someone is calling people "morons", that sounds like a personal attack, and hence a flaggable TOS violation. As I recall, flags are very important to some of the users here, so we should make sure they get every flag they deserve.

136KAzevedo
gen. 6, 3:57pm

>135 kiparsky: Yes, I felt unclear of the rules when such attacks are addressed to a group.

137MsMixte
gen. 6, 4:05pm

>134 KAzevedo: I think that poor E1 is dissolving into a puddle of bitter conservative tears, what with Trump losing, GA voting for not one, but TWO Democratic senators, one of whom is Jewish, and the other Black, and Mike Pence has finally realized that his political career is over and that he might as well have painted a bull's eye on his back.

138prosfilaes
gen. 6, 4:16pm

>130 Earthling1: https://www.newsmax.com/politics... A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial condemned the move,

Huh? That pretends to be a report on Beltway News, but cites the editorial of a minor newspaper across the country. Even ignoring the well-known partisan lean of the LV R-J (one of very few newspapers to support Trump in 2016), that's bizarre behavior not worthy of anything that claims to be news.

139KAzevedo
gen. 6, 5:35pm

>137 MsMixte: Yes. I suspect they have even lost the will to find justification for Trump's incitement of the insurrectionists on the streets and in Congress. I've noticed they no longer argue with their own words aside from exhortations to stop hijacking threads. The rest is mostly cut and paste jobs of the most ridiculous fantasies the Trump media can find. SAD.

140Limelite
gen. 6, 5:41pm

>130 Earthling1:, >138 prosfilaes:

Do you know who OWNS Las Vegas Review-Journal? I do. And I laugh in >130 Earthling1:'s face!

Look. It. Up.

141margd
gen. 7, 11:17am

Eric Feigl-Ding @DrEricDing | 6:02 AM · Jan 7, 2021:
To those still supporting Trump thinking his movement supports Jews/Israel... look carefully what MAGA supporters wear.
Don’t mind the Pelosi office sign that’s been torn down.

Image- t shirt "Camp Auschwitz" (https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1347136597934944257/photo/1 )

1422wonderY
gen. 8, 11:52am

“Don’t move; they’re trying to kill you...”
Police across the street did nothing.

https://www.foxla.com/news/woman-says-group-of-pro-trump-supporters-attacked-her...

143LolaWalser
gen. 8, 1:03pm

>142 2wonderY:

Saw that on Democracy Now. No words.

I would urge everyone to follow the daily reports on Democracy Now. You don't get those news and angles on garbage like CNN et al.

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