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Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:02 PM

 

It's exhausting to witness how we are all told to come together for Steve Scalise

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to ignore that he spoke at a rally to white supremacists, that he belongs to a party that routinely stops ALL sensible gun regulations from passing, that he voted for a bill to deprive 24 million people of healthcare.

Meanwhile a black kid gets shot and immediately every little real or imagine shitty thing about that kid is dragged out in public.

It's exhausting to be a person of color (and I am sure that much more exhausting to be a black person) and watch whiteness in action.


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Reply It's exhausting to witness how we are all told to come together for Steve Scalise (Original post)
La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2017 OP
Turbineguy Jun 2017 #1
Afromania Jun 2017 #8
Eliot Rosewater Jun 2017 #2
heaven05 Jun 2017 #18
madaboutharry Jun 2017 #3
Faux pas Jun 2017 #4
ciaobaby Jun 2017 #5
Stargazer99 Jun 2017 #6
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La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2017 #7
irisblue Jun 2017 #9
La Lioness Priyanka Jun 2017 #10
qanda Jun 2017 #11
Quayblue Jun 2017 #15
JI7 Jun 2017 #12
betsuni Jun 2017 #13
heaven05 Jun 2017 #14
JustAnotherGen Jun 2017 #17
JustAnotherGen Jun 2017 #16
leftofcool Jun 2017 #19
JI7 Jun 2017 #20
irisblue Jun 2017 #21

Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:04 PM

1. Their hate speech was supposed

to result in other people getting shot. That would have been fine.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 01:10 PM

8. Chickens come home to roost and all that.

No matter what this guys politics were being shot like that wasn't right. What happened was the direct result of a gun culture that proffers the gun as an always equalizer. A culture that the right-wing is always pushing on us and advocating for. When you say anybody can have a gun irregardless of mental health and emotional condition then this is what you're gonna get.

The problem is as you said, as long as it's somebody else being shot it's alright.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:05 PM

2. Or listen to Nugent go on about changing his words, where was this

attitude when Gabby Giffords was shot, Ted?

The simple fact is they dont care when others are shot, but if it is one of their own, then sure, lets talk.

The level of racism in this country, right now, is so extreme, so bad, it is like a bow stretched to it's limit, we CANT take anymore.

And the rub there is Putin is WAITING for us to go to violence, this is when he will literally roll in with his military and oligarchs and take over, FOR REAL.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 11:28 AM

18. ameriKKKa is on

 

a deep greased slide.....period.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:06 PM

3. I agree.

Let us see what Mr. Scalise has to say about guns when he is well again.

Maybe he will be like Jim Brady and his wife who fought tirelessly for gun control. Or maybe not.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:07 PM

4. Agree

totally!

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:15 PM

5. Couldn't agree more - I posted the below previously- I am sure you could add to the list

 


I'm sorry a congressman was shot.
I'm sorry Trayvon Martin was shot.
I'm sorry those Amish school children were shot.
I'm sorry Gabby Gifford was shot.
I'm sorry the Aurora theater victims were shot.
I'm sorry the kids at Sandy Hook were shot.
I'm sorry the 49 people in Orlando were shot.
I'm sorry congress voted to give mentally ill people guns.
I'm sorry President Trump suggested that people use their 2nd Amendment rights to "do something" about Hillary.
I'm sorry the NRA means more to some people than anyone's child.
I'm sorry congress didn't extend the assault weapons ban.
I'm sorry you can get a gun and be on the no fly list.
I'm sorry you can take a gun into a bar.
I'm sorry that people would rather send their thoughts and prayers instead of actually doing something to end this!
I'm sorry that we are all so desensitized to violence in our country that everyone's first question is who did the perpetrator vote for.
And I'm sorry there is such a stigma regarding mental health. Until we actually make changes we are going to continue to be sorry.
"Guns don't kill people. People who refuse to let this country enable sensible gun laws kill people."
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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:24 PM

6. The poor white is right along there with you

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Response to Stargazer99 (Reply #6)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 12:24 PM

7. ?

 

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 01:11 PM

9. A typo maybe

possibly 'this' poor white.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 01:20 PM

10. yeah, that's why i wanted a clarification. this would make perfect sense

 

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 07:02 PM

11. I'm seriously ready to leave DU

After seeing the responses in my post about Philando Castile. White Liberals are a trip.

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Response to qanda (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 04:48 PM

15. Yes they are.

And I'm at the point where I no longer trust most of them.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Fri Jun 16, 2017, 11:05 PM

12. i wonder if his views of black and lgbt people will change

i'm guessing not.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:14 AM

13. K&R

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:58 AM

14. very exhausting......

 

and re: black kid, so true and is pointed out here as to the 'character' of brown kid/adult vs poor wittle, afraid policeperson who shot and/or killed the AA child or adult. Generations of this bullshit carries a heavy burden.....Scalise???? don't care about him.....he does not care about anything but white supremacist/male domination of all not Caucasian....if he died of his wounds tomorrow...I would not care.....he would let 24 million people possibly die because he took away their health care....I second everything posted.....in this....except having pity for this RW POS.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:18 AM

17. This times 10

He would be popping off at the mouth of it had been a black Congressional representative. Let's not guild the Lily about what this maggot is.

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 08:16 AM

16. I refuse

He popped off with a lot of racist bullshit. Him getting shot doesn't take away from the fact that he's an inbred maggot. Why is that so difficult for folks to understand?



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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #16)

Sat Jun 24, 2017, 11:17 PM

19. amen!

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Original post)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 05:37 AM

20. i'm tired of all the "poor white people" who voted for trump and other bigots threads

all the fucking excuses and how they are really such good people who are been lied to by fox.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #20)

Sun Jun 25, 2017, 10:05 AM

21. Me 2.

The deliberate denial of ingrained implicit racism is wearing my ass out.

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