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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:20 AM

Trump gives yet another big, morbidly obese bear hug to his racist base. F*** the troops. We NEED to keep our bases named after traitors! Bonus points for repeating his racist crack at Elizabeth Warren.

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President Trump vowed late Tuesday that he would veto this year’s proposed $740 billion annual defense bill if an amendment is included that would require the renaming of bases named after Confederate military leaders.

The pledge to veto the amendment came in a late night tweet reaffirming Trump’s earlier claim to “not even consider the renaming” of military bases as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The president mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who sponsored the amendment calling her “Pocahontas” in a late night tweet that condemned the amendment which would require the renaming of 10 bases named after Confederate generals and the removal of Confederate likenesses, symbols and paraphernalia from defense facilities across the country within three years..

The amendment was approved in June by the Republican-led Senate Armed Services Committee, and represents for some a litmus test of the country’s sentiment toward adopting an anti-racist posture at a time when nationwide protests over racial injustice and police violence continue in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in May.

That's right, Donald. You go full metal racist before November and we'll see how it plays out for you.
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:31 PM

Stonewall Jackson just got the boot from Richmond!

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Work crews wielding a giant crane, harnesses and power tools wrested an imposing statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson from its concrete pedestal along Richmond, Virginia’s famed Monument Avenue on Wednesday, just hours after the mayor ordered the removal of all Confederate statues from city land.

Mayor Levar Stoney’s decree came weeks after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the removal of the most prominent and imposing statue along the avenue: that of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which sits on state land. The removal of the Lee statue has been stalled pending the resolution of two lawsuits.

Work crews spent several hours carefully attaching a harness to the massive Stonewall Jackson statue and using power tools to detach it from its base. A crowd of several hundred people who had gathered to watch cheered as a crane lifted the figure of the general atop his horse into the air and set it aside.

“This is long overdue,” said Brent Holmes, who is Black. “One down, many more to go.”

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:01 PM

Two more. The first is just a douche nozzle.
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This utter nutter is just dangerous. She was arrested.
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" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 08:38 AM

Britain is getting in on the anti-racist monument movements.

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Hilary Banks, 68, a stalwart of Bristol’s Jamaican community, was sitting at home last month when her granddaughter called her to ask, “Are you OK?”

Banks switched on the TV to see a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters pulling down the statue of a man who captured and enslaved 84,000 African people. Until recently he was so revered in Bristol that school children would celebrate his birthday once a year with a special church ceremony and his favorite flowers, chrysanthemums.

As Banks watched the television images of protesters rolling the statue of Edward Colston down the street and dumping him into the harbor, she felt both joy and anxiety.

“It evoked a lot,” she recalls. “The rope thrown around its neck felt like a lynching. When it was being pushed down the street, that screeching sound... I could literally hear the people who had been captured, screaming, ‘I don't wanna be in this place.’ As the deputy governor of the Royal African Company, Colston was responsible for the deaths of approximately 19,000 people whose bodies were thrown from slave ships into the sea. A truism of that gruesome traffic held that, “The shark of the Atlantic has ever been the partner of the slave trader.”

Campaigners have been wrestling with the legacy of Colston in Bristol for years, and recently there were heated debates over the wording of a proposed plaque beneath his statue exposing the brutality of Colston’s deadly commerce in human beings. But the plaque was blocked in 2018 by the Merchant Venturers, a secretive group of powerful and wealthy self-described “leaders in Bristol.”

The Society of Merchant Venturers is an 800-year old invitation-only group of predominantly elderly white men (the first woman joined in 2003, the first Black person in 2020) who wield great influence over the city’s political and economic life.

For years in the 18th and early 19th century, the society controlled Bristol’s involvement with slavery; today, they bill themselves as a philanthropic charity. But much of their present wealth is rooted in fortunes made by “the trade.”

Colston had been a member of the Merchant Venturers, which inherited his wealth when he died and helps to manage his legacy today. (Among other things, they put the remains of Colston’s fingernails and hair on display at the Merchant Venturers headquarters until 2016.)

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 09:29 AM

View PostLFC, on 01 July 2020 - 10:20 AM, said:

That's right, Donald. You go full metal racist before November and we'll see how it plays out for you.

I have long wondered what it would take to break the right-wing claim to "support(ing) the troops" which has survived a decades-long opposition to decent pay, living conditions, health care, and even protective hardware while shipping them off to endless bloody wars with no clear objectives or endgames.

Having their funding vetoed over a totally symbolic snit shouldn't be that straw -- but if that's what wakes us up, at least we wake up.
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Posted 05 July 2020 - 09:32 AM

View PostLFC, on 01 July 2020 - 09:31 PM, said:


They should put up a statue in its place of Colin Kaepernick kneeling.
The way a lot of catastrophes happen is that X doesn't occur because there are safeguards in place, therefore people assume X isn't a worry and they remove the safeguards. Then X happens.
— Nate Silver
"Robots aren't the problem. Capitalism is." -- Last words of Stephen Hawking.
These days, "libertarian" is just a euphemism for a Nazi who's afraid to commit.
"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention." -- Heather Heyer
"I'd rather have my child, but by golly, if I gotta give her up, we're gonna make it count." -- Her mother
"Your purpose, then, plainly stated, is that you will destroy the Government, unless you be allowed to construe and enforce the Constitution as you please, on all points in dispute between you and us. You will rule or ruin in all events." -- some RINO





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