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« Reply #720 on: February 14, 2019, 06:25:42 AM »

‘Bring back our childhood diseases!’ Wife of top Trump official goes on unhinged rant against vaccinations



Further proof that Trumpism is actually a form of mental illness.
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« Reply #721 on: February 14, 2019, 04:10:38 PM »

She doesn't photograph well at all.....does she...??
I hope that's not her "Intelligent Look" for the camera's.

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« Reply #722 on: February 14, 2019, 04:10:53 PM »

Oh, so that's what they mean by "Great Again."  Bring back Polio and Smallpox.  

So, the wealthy can party with Prince Prospero while Nature takes care of the poor for them.
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« Reply #723 on: February 15, 2019, 02:04:15 AM »

Gay marriage is 'parody marriage,' says Kansas bill introduced on eve of Valentine's Day

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« Reply #724 on: March 11, 2019, 06:50:01 AM »

The Senate just confirmed a judge who interned at an anti-LGBTQ group. She’ll serve for life.

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« Reply #725 on: March 15, 2019, 01:15:43 AM »

Jacob Wohl may have faked death threat against himself

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« Reply #726 on: March 16, 2019, 12:50:52 AM »

New Zealand reminds us that far-right attacks are on the rise far and wide — including in the U.S.

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The New Zealand mass shooting that left 49 dead is part of a disturbing trend: violent acts perpetrated by racists and far-right extremists.

Though the primary gunman has not been named, he allegedly took pains to link the violent assault on two mosques to his politics. Police said that shortly before the shooting, he released a manifesto describing his hatred for Muslims and immigrants.

“The 74-page document states that he was following the example of notorious right-wing extremists, including Dylann Roof, who murdered nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., in 2015,” my colleagues reported. It was “littered with conspiracy theories about white birthrates and ‘white genocide” and “is the latest sign that a lethal vision of white nationalism has spread internationally. Its title, ‘The Great Replacement,’ echoes the rallying cry of, among others, the torch-bearing protesters who marched in Charlottesville in 2017.”

Elsewhere, there are references to President Trump and Candace Owens, a black conservative activist, mentions that seem designed to troll.

The New Zealand violence echoes other high-profile incidents, such as Anders Behring Breivik’s assault on a summer camp in Norway that left 77 people, including many teenagers, dead in 2011, and Alexandre Bissonnette’s murder of six Muslims in a Quebec City mosque in 2017.

And the attack in New Zealand seems to be part of a broader pattern: Far-right extremism is on the rise in the United States and abroad, and it is increasingly leading to violence. As my colleagues wrote last year, “Over the past decade, attackers motivated by right-wing political ideologies have committed dozens of shootings, bombings and other acts of violence, far more than any other category of domestic extremist, according to a Washington Post analysis of data on global terrorism.”

We’ve also seen an increase in the number of white-nationalist and other hate groups. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups in the United States has grown for four years, from 784 in 2014 to 1,020 in 2018. (A 30 percent increase in the number of hate groups coincided with Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, after three consecutive years of decline at the end of the Obama administration.) There has also been a jump in reported hate crimes: They increased by 30 percent between 2014 and 2017, after a 12 percent drop between 2011 and 2014, the SPLC wrote.

There are indications that similar trends are emerging around the world. R. Joseph Parrott, an assistant professor of history at Ohio State University, wrote in The Washington Post in 2017:

“Global white supremacy has been making a comeback, attracting adherents by stoking a new unease with changing demographics, using an expanded rhetoric of deluge and cultivating nostalgia for a time when various white governments ruled the world (and local cities). At the fringes, longing for lost white regimes forged a new global iconography of supremacy.”

Trump and other nationalist leaders are often quick to distance themselves from the far-right extremists who perpetrate this kind of violence. But the fact that the rise in extremism and domestic terrorism coincides with a rise in the number of nationalist leaders around the world seems impossible to ignore.

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« Reply #727 on: Today at 03:06:55 AM »

Steve King posts meme warning that red states have ‘8 trillion bullets’ in event of civil war

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Rep. Steve King has civil war on his mind.

The Iowa Republican broached the subject in a Saturday evening Facebook post — a bizarre meme of two fighting Frankenstein figures, one red and one blue, each an amalgamation of states based on their political leanings.

“Folks keep talking about another civil war,” the meme read. “One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.”



King, who Congress recently stripped of committee assignments over his comments about white supremacy, annotated the image with a winking emoji and mused, “Wonder who would win....”

The implication was incendiary: King was openly pondering violent, armed conflict, apparently joking about Republican-leaning states fighting their Democratic-leaning neighbors in a second American Civil War.

But King, an Iowa native and sitting congressman, may have been confused about which side he was on. There, forming the blue warrior’s biceps, was his home state, delivering a cartographic uppercut to the jaw of its red opponent.

King deleted the post, which he shared on an official campaign page, on Monday. His office did not respond to questions about the picture and his reasons for posting and removing it.

[A brief guide to Steve King’s ‘long history of racist statements’]

Observers pilloried him for the post, which many saw as further provocation in a divisive political climate that has already seen signs of civil war rhetoric creeping into the discourse. Many called for King’s expulsion from Congress, a punishment that would end his nine-term run in office.

“This is treason,” said Richard Painter, who served as the chief ethics lawyer in President George W. Bush’s administration, on Twitter. “Steve King should be expelled from the House immediately.”

Responding to Painter, Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe modified his criticism: King “isn’t actually COMMITTING treason, but he is fomenting and inciting it. Ample reason to expel him.”

The Democratic Party in Clay County, Iowa, which is located in King’s district in the northwest part of the state, told its representative, “Iowa would be better off if you just resigned.”

Some criticized King’s timing, as he posted the meme the day after a white supremacist allegedly killed 50 people in two New Zealand mosques. Shannon Watts, founder of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, tweeted that King had ignored the “gun violence in America and across the world caused by division and fear of one another” when he posted the image.

[In a New York Times profile, Rep. Steve King once again defends white nationalism]

Others accused King of promoting transphobic language, and at least one scholar attempted a history lesson.

“I grew up in SC where the #CivilWar began, a war that eventually freed 4 million slaves, a war that left 620,000 soldiers dead—including 40,000 Black soldiers,” wrote Cornell William Brooks, a professor at the Harvard Kennedy School and former president of the NAACP. “Don’t use #transphobia to legitimate #WhiteSupremacy, or bathrooms to spit on graves.”

A national political figure for nearly two decades, King has furnished a long history of racist remarks and comments widely viewed as anti-Semitic, white nationalist, or insulting to immigrants and women seeking abortions.

He has also made at least two other nods to civil war.

In 2018, King said the country was on the brink of civil war. In a tweet, he said, “America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter.”

Harpers Ferry was the site of abolitionist John Brown’s raid of a federal armory, an attempt to begin an antislavery rebellion, that helped spark the Civil War. The attack on Fort Sumter was considered the start of the war.

King has even kept a reminder of the war placed prominently on his desk — a mini Confederate flag, peeking out from a display that also sported a U.S. Gadsden flag. Once again, it seems King may have been confused about sides: Iowa was part of the Union.

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« Reply #728 on: Today at 01:33:24 PM »

When I look at that pic I see Iowa (his state), Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Florida as blue.

Anyone want to add up the electoral votes for each side?
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