Monday, August 21, 2017

University of Texas removes Confederate statues from campus



Good morning, Texas!

University of Texas President Greg Fenves removed of statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from campus.

According to the president, these monuments have become “symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.”

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The university moved a statue of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its perch near the campus clock tower to a history museum in 2015. Fenves now says statues of Lee, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston and Confederate Postmaster General John H. Reagan, which were in the same area as Davis, also will be moved to the Brisco Center for American History on campus.

The school will also move a statue of former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg, which was commissioned at the same time as the others, a spokesman said. Hogg will get another place on campus.

The debate over public memorials for Confederate figures roared into national conversation last week after one person was killed and 19 injured when a car drove into a crowd of people in a clash between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Last week, the horrific displays of hatred at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville shocked and saddened the nation. These events make it clear, now more than ever, that Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism,” Fenves said in a statement.

Moving the Davis statue in 2015 was a much more deliberate effort. The Davis statue had long been a target of vandalism. Fenves convened a special task force to discuss its future after a shooting rampage by a white supremacist at a Charleston, South Carolina, church and ultimately decided it should come down.

Confederate groups tried to block the removal of the Davis statue and the Sons of Confederate Veterans sued to stop it, but a state district judge sided with the school.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

CNN's Brooke Baldwin READS trump's chaotic four weeks - WATCH

This tea is so good

Congressfolk introduces first resolution to censure trump for his Charlottesville remarks

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduce the first resolution to censure trump's racist and insensitive remarks.

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. NADLER, Ms. WATSON COLEMAN, and Ms. JAYAPAL submitted the following resolution, which was referred to the Committee on _______;

RESOLUTION

Censuring and condemning President Donald Trump.

Whereas on August 11, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, a gathering of white supremacists, including neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members, and other white nationalist groups, marched through the streets with torches as part of a coordinated ‘Unite the Right’ rally spewing racism, anti-Semitism, bigotry and hatred;

Whereas on August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, a car driven by James Alex Fields, Jr. rammed into a crowd of counter-protestors, killing Heather Heyer and injuring 20 others;

Whereas President Donald Trump’s immediate public comments rebuked “many sides” for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and failed to specifically condemn the ‘Unite the Right’ rally or cite the white supremacist, neo-Nazi gathering as responsible for actions of domestic terrorism;

Whereas on August 15, 2017 President Donald Trump held a press conference at Trump Tower where he re-asserted that “both sides” were to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and attempted to create a moral equivalency between white supremacist, KKK, neo-Nazi groups and those counter-protesting the ‘Unite the Right’ rally;

Whereas President Donald Trump has surrounded himself with, and cultivated the influence of, senior advisors and spokespeople who have long histories of promoting white nationalist, racist and anti-Semitic principles and policies within the country;

Whereas President Donald Trump has provided encouragement and little to no denunciation of white supremacist groups and individuals who promote their bigoted, nationalist ideology and policies;

Whereas President Donald Trump has failed to provide adequate condemnation and assure the American people of his resolve to opposing domestic terrorism: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives—

(1) does hereby censure and condemn President Donald Trump for his inadequate response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017, his failure to immediately and specifically name and condemn the white supremacist groups responsible for actions of domestic terrorism, for re-asserting that “both sides” were to blame and excusing the violent behavior of participants in the ‘Unite the Right’ rally, and for employing people with ties to white supremacist movements in the White House, such as Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka; and

(2) does hereby urge President Donald Trump to fire any and all White House advisors who have urged him to cater to the white supremacist movement in the United States.
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Mitt Romney to Trump: Apologize for your Mess

President's Committee on the Arts & the Humanities resign due to trump's racism

Peep this letter from President's Committee on the Arts & the Humanities

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Charlottesville: White Nazi Cries because He's Wanted by the Police



Christopher Cantwell is terrified, just terrified the police will murder him if he turns himself in... So delicious

White House chief of staff John Kelly's face tho

Organizers of White Hate Rally sued for $3 million


Bloop

Tadrint Washington and Micah Washington are suing the murderer James Alex Fields, "Unite the Right" rally organizer Jason Kessler, and two dozen alt-right leaders over the incident in Charlottesville. They are suing for $3 million.

These men were injured during the rally and demand justice, which is fair as f**k.

Kessler could not be reached for comment about the lawsuit and Fields is in jail. Some wonder if this case has weight to it, I think so, but who knows. If this goes to trial, I hope they win everything. They could've been killed because of this hate rally.

So, give them everything they ask for.


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WATCH This Vice News Documentary from Charlottesville

Today's Daily News Cover


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Don Lemon: trump needs an elementary education



The Daily Beast reports:


“This is a sad moment for the country,” Lemon said. “I think it was an awful moment for the person who is supposed to represent the highest office of the land. There, today, you saw the real Donald Trump proving all of his critics right in that moment.” 
“There is a difference between the two groups,” Lemon added. “One is a Nazi, white supremacist group. What they want to do is extinguish people that look like me and you, Wolf, Jewish people, black people, even women. They don't think we are equal to them. The other is a protest group, protesting a political and racist movement.” 
Lemon said Trump “doesn't seem to be very aware of the history of this country,” reminding the president that these problems began with slavery. “People who look like me did not come over on the Nina, the Pinta, or the Santa Maria. And those people who were there want to keep people like me enslaved.”

trump continues to blame Both Sides, Defends his Saturday Statements and Sounds like an Idiot - WATCH

I just...

This Pic


Monday, August 14, 2017

CNN's Jim Acosta claps back at trump: “Haven’t you spread a lot of fake news yourself, sir?”

Texas A&M releases statement following its shut down of the White Lives Matter rally

Hate leader Richard Spencer and Preston Wiginton planned a White Lives Matter event at Rudder Plaza on campus on September 11th.

However, Texas A&M decided to cancel the event






Ru... This makes no sense

This statement is....


Former Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli tells Symone Sanders to Shut Up... And She checks him

Interesting Quote: Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer



“Look at the campaign he ran. Look at the intentional courting ... on the one hand, of all of these white supremacists, white nationalist groups. And then look on the other hand at the repeated failure to step up and condemn, denounce, silence, put to bed, all of those different efforts just like we saw yesterday. This is not hard. There are two words that need to be said over and over again ― domestic terrorism and white supremacy.”

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Angry Citizens chased Hate Organizer Jason Kessler - WATCH

I love this song



Saturday, August 12, 2017

White Terrorist caused 3 deaths, dozens of injuries


From AP

James Alex Fields Jr., of Maumee, Ohio, is charged with second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and failing to stop at the scene of an accident that resulted in a death, according to Col. Martin Kumer, superintendent of the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, where Fields has been booked.

Kumer would neither confirm nor deny whether Fields’ charges were related to a car crash that killed a 32-year-old woman and injured 19 others, following an alt-right demonstration in downtown Charlottesville.

Fragile White Men march for Whiteness in Charlottesville

Last night, there was a white racist rally

At the University of Virginia, hate groups rallied around the statue of Thomas Jefferson chanting "white lives matter".

They where demonstrating their right to be bigots, carrying tiki torches from Target and Walmart.

It was a couple of hundred haters, trying to make a point before their hate event, Unite the Right. Supposedly, there will thousands of White trash attending

Here's a video of this mess

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

FBI raided former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home



This tea is hot!

Two weeks ago, FBI agents raided Paul Manafort's home, searching for documents and other evidence for the probe into trump's campaign/Russia's role in the 2016 election.

The Washington Post reports
FBI agents raided the Alexandria home of President Trump’s former campaign chairman late last month, using a search warrant to seize documents and other materials, according to people familiar with the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Federal agents appeared at Paul Manafort’s home without advance warning in the predawn hours of July 26, the day after he met voluntarily with the staff for the Senate Intelligence Committee.

The search warrant was wide-ranging and FBI agents working with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III departed the home with various records. Jason Maloni, a spokesman for Manafort, confirmed that agents executed a warrant at one of the political consultant’s homes and that Manafort cooperated with the search.

Manafort has been voluntarily producing documents to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. The search warrant indicates investigators may have argued to a federal judge they had reason to believe Manafort could not be trusted to turn over all records in response to a grand jury subpoena.

It could also have been intended to send a message to President Trump’s former campaign chairman that he should not expect gentle treatment or legal courtesies from Mueller’s team

Monday, August 7, 2017

Is Peter Thiel Ditching trump?

Interesting...

Gay man and trump mega supporter, Peter Thiel might have woke up from his 'sunken place'. Buzzfeed reports that Peter has distanced himself from trump, describing the administration as “incompetent” and a “disaster.”

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Peter Thiel’s unguarded remarks have surprised associates, some of whom are still reeling from his full-throated endorsement of Trump at the Republican National Convention. And while the investor stands by the president in public — “I support President Trump in his ongoing fight,” he said in a statement to BuzzFeed News — his private doubts underscore the fragility of the president’s backing from even his most public allies.

Thiel’s views remain private — but various disparaging comments were recounted to BuzzFeed News by three separate sources, and others who subsequently confirmed those accounts. These people requested anonymity for fear of damaging personal relationships and possible retribution.
Again, interesting. Peter's whiteness made him forget that as a gay man, his rights are still in danger. Maybe after the recent attacks on our civil rights, Peter will see what a huge mistake he made.

Aaron Carter comes out Bi in a Tweet

Former teen star Aaron Carter came out about his sexuality in a tweet Saturday night.

He also quoted Boy George as he came out



Good luck, Aaron

Friday, August 4, 2017

White House aide flips out over questions about new Immigration Bill

Earlier today, Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) presented an updated version of a bill that overhauls the country’s legal immigration system. trump read it and said this:
“This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy. The RAISE Act prevents new immigrants from collecting welfare and protects U.S. workers from being displaced. That’s a very big thing.”
This bill won't make it out of congress, however we know they will try to pass it.

Meanwhile, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller lost it when CNN’s Jim Acosta called him out on the recklessness of the bill's terminology

WATCH

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Here's trump's approval rating in every state


From Business Insider

President Donald Trump has proven to be a divisive figure in his first six months in office, and Americans' views of how well he's doing his job vary widely across the country.

On Monday, Gallup released estimates of Trump's job approval rating in each of the 50 states, based on a collection of over 81,000 survey results between the president's inauguration on January 20 and June 30.

It's worth noting that the extended time interval, while necessary to ensure large enough sample sizes in each state to make reasonable estimates of the president's approval rating, means that views of Trump may have changed amid a tumultuous six months. Still, Gallup's results provide at least some idea of where the president stands across the states.

The president won all 17 of the states where he had an approval rating of at least 50%. However, approval was in the low 40s in several states he won in November, including in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, where he won razor-thin victories that put him over the top in the Electoral College.