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Are you guys watching Rachel??

Every day you just get blown away about what is going on
Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:22 PM (15 replies)

Video Released of White Man Shooting at 14-Year-Old Black Teen Who Asked for Directions

I'm so glad Brennan survived this ordeal. Mentally, I know he will be traumatized for the rest of his life . His loved ones will be too. This bastard needs to go to prison for a long time. Reminds me of what happened to Emmit Till and so many other young black men. White woman lies, black young man gets killed.

Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Oct 11, 2018, 05:03 PM (2 replies)

I am not the same person I was at 17 yrs old -Don't judge me for what I did when I was a teenager

I've heard this argument so many times this week - even from well meaning democrats-
Yes, I did some crazy things at that age - I was an immature little punk myself. Ran with a tough crowd. The difference is, I own it I've learned from my mistakes and growing pains. I am not still lying about it and pretending it never happened. I don't want to be judged today for the things that I did all those years ago.

However, if someone from my past brought up something that I did and I lied about it and said it never happened, then I should be judged for it. I can't pretend to be this changed person if I am lying about the awful things that I did even if I am no longer doing them.

Point is, no matter how changed you claim to be today, if you are lying about your past, when confronted and not owning what you did. Then you can't claim to be a changed person.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Sep 19, 2018, 08:22 PM (5 replies)

Kavanaugh's accuser should unfortunately expect the Anita Hill treatment from Republicans


Kanaugh's accuser should unfortunately expect the Anita Hill treatment from Republicans
I wrongly helped orchestrate the character assassination of Clarence Thomas' accusers. This is how it all worked.

Watching the news of allegations by Christine Blasey Ford of attempted rape against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh play out on cable television, millions of Americans probably feel like they've seen this movie before — but few feel that way more than me.

It was 27 years ago that law professor Anita Hill came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. What unfolded during the Thomas confirmation was ugly and, after a brutal attack on Hill's motives and credibility by the Republicans, Thomas was confirmed by the Senate on a narrow 52-48 vote.

Based on my own role inside the Republican attack machine at that time, I can predict that similarly hard-knuckled tactics will be used against Ford, even though the times have thankfully changed. The stakes for the organized right are just as high now as they were then: Like Thomas, Kavanaugh is a cause célèbre for the conservative movement as they seek to cement a majority on the Supreme Court for a generation.

They will defend him at any cost.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Sep 18, 2018, 09:05 PM (4 replies)

David Brock on Chris Hayes

Anyone watching?

He's expressed remorse on how he helped the republicans go after Anita Hill. But again going back to why Dems can't play nice.. Republicans DO NOT PLAY NICE OR FAIR!!! yes I am shouting.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:46 PM (9 replies)

Charlottesville/ Unite The Right Prison Sentences Handed Down

Some Justice - Heather Heyer's murder trial not underway yet, but other bigots are going to prison.

Jacob Scott Goodwin, Alex Michael Ramos sentenced to state prison in beating of DeAndre Harris
Two men with neo-Nazi and militia ties were sentenced Thursday to state prison for taking part in a gang assault of a man in a Charlottesville parking garage during the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in 2017.

Jacob Scott Goodwin, a 24-year-old neo-Nazi sympathizer from Ward, Arkansas, received an eight-year prison sentence, with two more years suspended for his role in the beating of 21-year-old DeAndre Harris, who was prone on the ground during much of the attack.

In a separate hearing, Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore handed down a six-year sentence for 34-year-old Alex Michael Ramos of Jackson, Georgia. Ramos, a onetime member of a militia group called the Georgia Security Force III%, ran from across a street to kick and stomp on Harris as the beating went on. Ramos also faces three years of probation that could be converted to more prison time if he violates the terms of the supervised release.

“This is one of the most brutal attacks our community has wrestled with,” said prosecutor Nina Antony.

Klan leader Richard Preston sentenced to four years in prison for firing gun at ‘Unite the Right’

It was a short goodbye for what will be a relatively long absence.

A judge in Charlottesville, Virginia, sentenced the 53-year-old Preston on Tuesday to four years in prison with another four years suspended for firing a gun into a crowd during the “Unite the Right” rally of Aug. 12, 2017. The prison sentence handed down by Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard Moore marked the first felony sentence stemming from the deadly rally, which saw the downtown area of the city of 48,000 overrun by neo-Nazis, racists, white supremacists and others on that deadly weekend.

Preston pleaded no contest to firing a shot during the rally that did not hit anyone.

“It was just pure belligerence,” Moore said.

Initial claim of self-defense

Preston, a Baltimore, Maryland, resident, is the Imperial Wizard of the Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, although that affiliation went unmentioned during the nearly 40-minute hearing. In a video filmed by the ACLU of Virginia, Preston is seen firing a pistol at counter-protesters.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Aug 29, 2018, 04:43 PM (1 replies)

Sam Nunberg and Corey Lewandowski argue over who's the worst - Ahh Trump's " best people"

Sam Nunberg and Corey Lewandowski Clash Over Who’s the Bigger Drunk

By Davis Richardson • 08/28/18 3:52pm

Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for Donald Trump. Drew Angerer/Getty Images.
God, grant me the serenity, to accept… more petty infighting between Sam Nunberg and Corey Lewandowski.
On Tuesday morning, Lewandowski appeared on a conservative radio show on Virginia’s WHKT to accuse Nunberg of “being intoxicated” on MSNBC.
Lewandowki was most likely referring to his rival’s media meltdown this past March, when Nunberg freewheeled between cable news interviews to insult Special Counsel Robert Mueller and accuse his former Trump campaign coworkers of being Russian operatives.

These remarks did not sit well with Nunberg, who took to Twitter shortly after the radio attack to call Lewandowski a “white trash scumbag.
Reached by the Observer for comment, Nunberg denied once again that he was intoxicated during the talk-show blitz back in March, but did admit to drinking the night before. In an extended rant, he also accused Lewandowski of drunkenness throughout the 2016 election.

“[Lewandowski] wants to talk about me being inebriated? He fell asleep piss drunk at the Trump International Hotel in D.C. And that’s for the public to see,” Nunberg told the Observer. “During the campaign they found him wandering around one day, late afternoon, early night, and he was passed out, pissed drunk.

“This is the highlight of his life,” continued the former Trump aide. “He’s in his 40s. You’ll be hearing about me when I’m in my 50s and 60s. He’ll be in some dive fucking bar in New Hampshire talking about the good old days.
Minutes later, Lewandowski shot back in an email to the Observer. “Did Sam really accuse someone else of drinking too much? That’s rich.”

Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Aug 29, 2018, 11:33 AM (3 replies)

Music Appreciation - Bob Marley would be proud- Continuing the Tradition - Skip Marley - Lions

Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Aug 28, 2018, 01:15 AM (1 replies)

The Right Abandoned Civility a Long Time Ago So why is it always the left that's being told to pipe

The Right Abandoned Civility a Long Time Ago
So why is it always the left that’s being told to pipe down?
By Katha Pollitt

Freedom of religion is the right’s legal superpower. Right now, if your religion, as interpreted by you, says it’s a sin to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, and your religion says you should humiliate a woman in front of her 7-year-old rather than fulfill her prescription to end a nonviable pregnancy, and your religion says your employees shouldn’t be able to get birth control through their health insurance because God told you it was really abortion, although science says it is not, the Supreme Court says go right ahead. Your right to act like an uninformed bigot trumps the rights of LGBT people and women and workers and anyone else who gets in the way of your own personal Jesus.

Claiming that religion gives you the right to harm your fellow Americans probably works best if you are Christian. Only Christians get to impose their religion on others. A Hindu wouldn’t get very far with a lawsuit to shut down the beef industry. As for Islam, Muslims should be grateful to be allowed to live here or even to visit, although according to the Supreme Court’s recent decision, the Muslim ban isn’t really a ban on Muslims (see Venezuela and North Korea), even if President Trump said over and over that that’s exactly what it was. A single reference to Hitler from one civil-rights commissioner in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case was cause for the Supremes to overturn lower-court rulings against the Christian baker, but Trump’s obsessive tweets against Muslims were irrelevant, because he and his administration said other things too.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Tue Jul 3, 2018, 01:44 AM (3 replies)

Civility for What? Playing nice with White Supremacists hasn't worked yet. Try something else.

Civility for What?
Playing nice with White Supremacists hasn’t worked yet. Try something else.

Civility serves our current political climate as much as using the proper fork at dinner helps to eradicate global hunger. Manners and hospitality may be effective in building a bridge between neighbors squabbling over a parking spot, but mean less than nothing when it comes to holding members of the Trump administration accountable for their wrongdoing. To demand civility from people of color is particularly despicable, considering that our experiences in the United States are defined largely by the extent to which we have been denied anything resembling kindness or understanding.

Where do Black people go to be treated with civility when they step outside of the confines of their own communities? For those of us who are female, queer, trans, non-Christian, non-binary…it can be elusive even there. What is the value of civility to a Mexican woman who has had her infant daughter or teenaged son stripped from her hands because she is beholden to a broken system of immigrant labor/abuse that the United States relies upon and shuns all at once?

Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Jun 27, 2018, 07:29 PM (3 replies)
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