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Republican who said diversity is destroying America kicks off campaign with racist congresswoman

By
Dan Desai Martin -
August 15, 2019

Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is launching his campaign for North Carolina governor with the exceptionally racist Rep. Virginia Foxx by his side.

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will launch his bid for governor of North Carolina on Saturday with "special guest" Rep. Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina congresswoman with a long history of racist comments. The decision to honor Foxx at his campaign kickoff rally comes on the heels of Forest's own controversial statements on diversity.

In a late June sermon at a Salisbury church, Forest claimed diversity is threatening America, ThinkProgress reported at the time.

"No other nation, my friends, has ever survived the diversity and multiculturalism that America faces today, because of a lack of assimilation, because of this division, and because of this identity politics," Forest said. The Southern Poverty Law Center has noted that such rhetoric about multiculturalism is used by white nationalist hate groups.

Forest was criticized at the time for his comments. Liz Doherty, a spokesperson for the North Carolina Democratic Party, called his comments "deeply troubling."

https://shareblue.com/dan-forest-virginia-foxx-north-carolina-governor/

Trump humiliates his brand-new press secretary by publicly making a liar out of her

By
Oliver Willis -
August 15, 2019

Sarah Sanders and Sean Spicer were also made into laughingstocks while working for Trump.

Just six weeks into her job as White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham publicly humiliated herself in front of the world while attempting to cover for Trump.

On Thursday morning, as reports began to circulate that Trump was pushing for Israel to stop Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) from visiting the country, Grisham was asked to comment.

At around 9 a.m., she said the stories were "inaccurate."

"It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit," Trump then wrote at 9:57 a.m.

In under an hour, Trump successfully pulled the rug out from under his top spokesperson.

https://shareblue.com/trump-humiliates-new-press-secretary-stephanie-grisham-israel/

Republican congressman gives Trump's racism a pass because he hasn't shot anyone

Rep. Chris Stewart recently voted against a resolution condemning the president's racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.
Josh Israel
Aug 9, 2019, 9:27 am

Angry constituents of Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) flooded his town hall meeting in North Salt Lake on Wednesday, demanding to know what he plans to do to stop mass shootings and white nationalist terrorism.

When he offered them little beyond platitudes about racism being bad, they called him out for his hypocrisy.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, 80 people attended the forum at city hall. The first question Stewart received was about keeping the public safe from mass shootings like the two that occurred over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. He answered by saying that everyone should condemn violence and racism.

A constituent demand to know why Stewart’s voting record did not match his rhetoric. “Then why did you vote no to condemn racism?” she asked, referring to his vote last month against a House resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

https://thinkprogress.org/utah-congressman-says-theres-no-need-to-condemn-trumps-racism-because-he-hasnt-shot-anyone-6fa33fcd4910/

Watchdog groups sound the gerrymandering alarm on ALEC's 'redistricting' workshops

The American Legislative Exchange Council is hosting two redistricting workshops during its annual meeting next week.
Danielle McLean
Aug 8, 2019, 12:46 pm

The shadowy group responsible for crafting many of the Republican Party’s most extreme, far-right laws is holding panels on redistricting at its annual conference next week, a sign that the group may be taking part in the GOP’s efforts to gerrymander in 2021, according to open government experts.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is hosting two workshops during its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, teaching Republican legislators how they should navigate the redistricting process. Lawmakers in a number of GOP-controlled states gerrymandered congressional and legislative district lines at historic proportions the last time the maps were redrawn in 2011 in an attempt to insulate their control over state legislatures.

The two closed-door courses called “How to survive redistricting” and “What is redistricting and why must you do it?” will teach Republican legislators “the nuts and bolts” of redistricting, including the “legal aspects, the census process, demographic landscape and mapping process,” according to ALEC’s website. Lawmakers will also learn from “veterans of redistricting” about methodologies, resources, and strategies “to lead a successful redistricting cycle in your state.”

Republicans have indicated that they fully intend to continue gerrymandering the next time the district lines are drawn in 2021, after the next decennial census. ALEC, meanwhile, is responsible for some of the most extreme right-wing laws in the country, including voter ID laws intended to stop African American and Latinx voters from casting a ballot.

https://thinkprogress.org/alecs-redistricting-workshops-will-help-gop-lawmakers-gerrymander-watchdog-groups-warn-2013be8e41ff/

I wonder why they have not been listed as some ratfucking organization ............................

This is not a First Amendment issue and this is about this:

The Bible-Thumping Tech CEO Who’s Proud Of Keeping Neo-Nazis Online

Rob Monster claims he helped resurrect Gab because of his commitment to free speech. He also has a lot to say about Jews.
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By Jessica Schulberg

Most tech CEOs who provide safe spaces for neo-Nazis to organize, propagandize, and terrorize do so as quietly as possible. Pressed for an explanation, they’ll offer a few words on the importance of free speech and content neutrality. But Rob Monster, the founder and CEO of the domain registrar Epik, loves talking about how he helped Gab, a social media site popular among white supremacists, get back online after a crisis.

Monster registered Gab’s domain in November, after several internet service providers abandoned the platform in response to one of its users allegedly killing 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue. Since then, Monster, a Bible-quoting Christian, has defended Gab’s violent neo-Nazis, smeared critics who call for more regulation on the site, and made baseless claims that the racists on Gab are actually fake accounts created by liberals who want to make Gab look bad.

Monster insists his only goal is to move toward a world filled with “#Peace,” “#LoveNotHate,” “#Truth” and “#FreeSpeech.” He claims he is motivated by a commitment to free speech and a belief that he was put on this planet to bring people together through rational dialogue. He denies being an anti-Semite or a white supremacist. “I have many Jewish friends, and have been called ​‘​Mensch​’​ many times​,” he wrote on Epik’s blog last month.

But Monster’s ideology and rhetoric can at times be almost indistinguishable from those of the neo-Nazis he’s defended on Gab. And his actions have a broader significance: Gab’s re-emergence marked a major setback for the growing activist-led movement to deplatform racists into irrelevance. The ease with which Monster, a tiny player in the tech community, was able to revive a gathering space for extremists illustrates the main limitation of deplatforming efforts: They require universal agreement. As long as one person, somewhere, is willing to host the hate, deplatforming doesn’t work.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rob-monster-epik-gab-neo-nazi_n_5c17bb29e4b05d7e5d846f72

Lets not forget that 8chan and 4chan and Cloudfare and now this Epik shit sites are fueling this bullshit of hate. This jerk came out of a Quaker school...............................

My question is why is Google, Facebook and Twitter and Instagram giving them a platform in the first place to operate under..............................the above firms have the means to block this content.....................money and ads should not be that important.......................if people are getting shot .................

Kellyanne Conway faces a furious backlash after linking Elizabeth Warren to Dayton massacre

Published 1 min ago
on August 6, 2019

By Travis Gettys

Kellyanne Conway is suggesting the Dayton gunman’s left-wing views motivated his mass shooting that killed nine people, including his sister — but she’s facing a strong pushback.

The White House adviser claimed on Fox News that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) may share some blame for the killings, because the 24-year-old gunman had expressed support for her presidential campaign on social media, and she shared a CNN report about his political views.

Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein called attention to Conway’s post, and she quickly suggested he was blowing her tweet out of proportion.

“Me sharing @CNN story without comment bothers you, @samstein?” Conway tweeted.

Stein responded by asking her to explain why she’d posted the story.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/kellyanne-conway-faces-a-furious-backlash-after-linking-elizabeth-warren-to-dayton-massacre/

Sam Stein has it right do you have any fucking facts to back up your blasphemy..............you don't........................................................., your just like the orange traitor not knowing how to read a teleprompter......................or you could be responsible person to make sure he's not on the 8chan and 4chan site.........................because you know, its has been moved................to another domain site called epik......................... that doesn't give a shit



NRA-funded Texas congressman dismisses bipartisan 'red flag' laws as unconstitutional

Source: Think Progress

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) demands a bill that "will not be an infringement on anyone's civil rights, a way to be able to grab someone's guns or lock them up, or do anything like that."

Josh Israel
Aug 6, 2019, 9:13 am


A day after President Donald Trump endorsed red flag laws to “make sure that those judged to pose a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms, and that if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process,” an NRA-backed Texas Republican congressman is pushing back.

In a Fox News interview on Tuesday, Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) attacked the popular bipartisan proposal as an “infringement of constitutional rights.”

Babin, a third-term congressman who has already received thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the firearms industry, proposed instead that Washington enact his own bill that would promote threat assessment but not expand any gun laws.

During the interview, Babin was asked about efforts by lawmakers such as Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to enact red flag legislation to keep guns out of the hands of people like those responsible for two mass shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Babin acknowledged that such laws might help keep people safe, but decried them anyway.

Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/nra-funded-texas-congressman-brian-babin-red-flag-laws-taps-act-355300031d10/



Let's think about what this asshole enjoys.....................there are no guns allowed in Congress for reason
And the Congressional police take safety lessons for a reason.............................what a jerk

Did you read asshole how the one guy had to unclip is load from the gun so that he wouldn't be shot.................because the "good guys " had no clue who is safe...................because you have open carry in your state...............so asshole can you tell who is bad or a good guy if they stand up in line...........................don't think so asshole................you have blood on your hands.....................you really do...........................

North Korean prisoners publicly executed for trying to escape or steal, UN says

UN interviewed more than 330 people, mostly women, who left the country, with some subject to sexual violence and beatings

North Korean prisoners who tried to escape or steal have reportedly been publicly executed, and detainees have been subject to sexual violence and severely beaten with clubs and metal rods, according to a United Nations report.

Guards make detainees undress and repeatedly subject them to body searches for money and concealed items, the report by secretary-general António Guterres says. They are interrogated, sometimes for up to a month or longer, and their cells are so overcrowded they can’t lie down, it says.

Guterres says in the report to the general assembly that the UN human rights office received and analysed accounts of North Koreans who had experienced detention, the vast majority of them women who escaped initially to China. Between September and May, he said, the office interviewed more than 330 individuals who left the country.

The former detainees alleged “gross violations of the rights to life, liberty and security of the person” perpetrated by security officers, Guterres said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/03/north-korean-prisoners-publicly-executed-for-trying-to-escape-or-steal-un-says

First human-monkey chimera raises concern among scientists

Researchers reprogrammed human cells before injecting them in the monkey embryo

Efforts to create human-animal chimeras have rebooted an ethical debate after reports emerged that scientists have produced monkey embryos containing human cells.

A chimera is an organism whose cells come from two or more “individuals”, with recent work looking at combinations from different species. The word comes from a beast from Greek mythology which was said to be part lion, part goat and part snake.

The latest report, published in the Spanish newspaper El País, claims a team of researchers led by Prof Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte from the Salk Institute in the US have produced monkey-human chimeras. The research was conducted in China “to avoid legal issues”, according to the report.

Chimeras are seen as a potential way to address the lack of organs for transplantation, as well as problems of organ rejection. Scientists believe organs genetically matched to a particular human recipient could one day be grown inside animals. The approach is based on taking cells from an adult human and reprogramming them to become stem cells, which can give rise to any type of cell in the body. They are then introduced into the embryo of another species.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/03/first-human-monkey-chimera-raises-concern-among-scientists

Impeachment summer? August town halls may decide next steps

By LISA MASCARO, MIKE CATALINI, DENISE LAVOIE and DAVID EGGERT an hour ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Andy Kim came face to face with impeachment fervor at a town hall in New Jersey. “Do your job!” shouted one voter.

Several states away, a woman held up a copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and told freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin at a Michigan town hall she hoped she would “be the person that puts us over the top to start an impeachment inquiry.”

And in Virginia, newcomer Rep. Abigail Spanberger encountered voters with questions, if not resolve, about impeaching President Donald Trump.

“I don’t have blood dripping from my fangs for or against impeachment,” said David Sussan, 70, a retired postal inspector from Chesterfield, who favors starting an inquiry. “I just want the truth to come out.”

https://www.apnews.com/434ead07f1d64a24aa467291602b7717
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