A handout photo provided by the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, shows Dylann Storm Roof after he was apprehended as the main suspect in the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that killed nine people on June 18, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina.
Credit: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
Turns out people get angry when you say white Americans are terrorists, too
“Other readers were mad. Really mad.
Some of them objected to our decision to call the terrorists “white Americans” instead of “some white Americans” or “white American extremists.” Without qualifying the term, they argued, we were claiming that ALL white Americans were a terror threat. Other readers worried that the headline, though correct, was unnecessarily divisive. Some thought it was unfair to focus on racial data when the study’s summary didn’t call attention to it.
Other readers reported us to Facebook for posting hate speech. They called us racists and race-baiters. They said we were ignoring “white genocide.” They asked why were weren’t talking about “black-on-white crime.” One person threatened to file a discrimination lawsuit.
… It was a powerful reaction, and one we thought merited more discussion. So let’s take a closer look at the study and why we framed our story the way we did.”
Trump Slams NFL Players For Kneeling During National Anthem In Preseason Game
The cruel truth of the matter is that Trump is full of crap when challenging patriotic players. Another cruel truth is that if more white players took a knee, Trump’s opinion would be nothing but hypocritical blather.
Colin Kaepernick and a Landmark Supreme Court Case
“The result of the case flipped the result to a six-to-three victory for the family, and Jackson’s opinion in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette stands as perhaps the greatest defense of freedom of expression ever formulated by a Supreme Court Justice—and, not incidentally, a useful message for the N.F.L.
The core idea in Jackson’s opinion is that freedom demands that those in power allow others to think for themselves. In nearly every line, Jackson’s opinion is haunted by the struggle on the battlefield against, in his phrase, “our present totalitarian enemies.” “Struggles to coerce uniformity of sentiment in support of some end thought essential to their time and country have been waged by many good, as well as by evil, men,” Jackson wrote. “Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves exterminating dissenters. Compulsory unification of opinion achieves only the unanimity of the graveyard. It seems trite but necessary to say that the First Amendment to our Constitution was designed to avoid these ends by avoiding these beginnings.” Such melodramatic phrasing may feel more appropriate for the worldwide crisis of that era than for the present one, but the message of tolerance also resonates on the less fraught setting of a football gridiron.”
In leaked recording, key House Republican suggests GOP must keep House to protect Trump from Mueller
The leaked recording was made in Spokane last week where Rep Nunes was speaking on behalf of Crooked Cathy.
We are cursed with Crooked Donald, Crooked Devin, Crooked Paul, Crooked Mitch, Crooked Orrin, and all the Crookeds who have been indicted … and a very very crooked and lying G O P.
Crooked isn’t the only thing with the G O P.. In a very short time you could very well be asked to support a party whose dominant social and political philosophy is white nationalism – an extremely myopic and narcissistic view of what the United States of America should be.
The White Nationalists Are Winning Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement’s messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party.
Manafort, Collins, Ross. Photo: Getty Images
Let me get this straight …
The Whole Republican Party Seems to Be Going to Jail Now
“Some level of corruption is an inescapable part of political life in general, and certainly Democrats are not (and never have been) immune to it. But it has been especially chronic in the modern Republican Party, whose last experience with control of government ended in a series of corruption scandals so blatant they provoked widespread soul-searching on the right as to how the party and the conservative movement could so easily open itself up to grifters. ” – nymag.com
And what were the Trump-worshipping MAGA-types shouting to the world? Oh yeah, I’d rather be Russian than a Democrat. Well I think most of us are glad we are not Republicans nor Russians.
I need help from conservative writer David Frum, a senior editor at The Atlantic. In 2001–02, he was a speechwriter for President George W. Bush.
“They knew they would be meeting with representatives of the Russian state.
They knew they were being offered Russian state intelligence.
They intended to use Russian intelligence offered by Russian agents against an American opponents.
They did not alert the FBI.”
– Frum,Tweet 8/5/18
Collusion Is Worse Than a Crime To debate whether Trump acted criminally is to miss the greater point: He’s a national-security threat.