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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Ann Coulter Leads The White Nationalist Charge After the Paris Terrorist Attacks (Trump Supporter)

Coulter AfterParis Attacks: ‘Trump Was Elected President Tonight’- Ann Coulter

Immediately after the tragic terrorist attack in Paris France, conservatives got busy like flies on a jar of honey blaming President Obama, railing about nuking the entirety of Islamic life and spewing other gyrations of racism. Ann Coulter, as usual, took up the top cheerleader spot (bones and all) with a racist affiliation and lauding of one Donald "Regress America Please" Trump.

Coulter's racism is embed in the AddictingInfo piece that follows. I find it interesting Coulter never speaks such language after all too frequent cases of racist attacks against African-Americans.  

AUTHOR NOVEMBER 14, 2015 11:15 AM
For most of the world, Friday night’s terror in Paris was agonizing and traumatic. On social media, people began organizing blood drives, arranging for shelter for those caught in danger, and millions tweeting things like “Nous sommes tous Parisiens” – we are all Parisians. President Obama expressed a similar sentiment in his address following the attacks. 
“Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians,” he said. “This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.” 
Not everyone was feeling the spirit of shared humanity, however. Conservative pundits spent the night shamelessly exploiting the tragedy to further their talking points. And whenever there is an opportunity to “shamelessly exploit a tragedy,” Ann Coulter can’t be far behind. Sure enough, it took her no time at all to come up with obnoxious talking points and hurl hateful xenophobia – even while the attacks were still happening.
ANGER? We can't even deport 3rd world pouring in, committing murder, child rape, Ft Hood, 9/11 etc. It's not "adult" 
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015 
Every year, the US imports 100K more Muslims to live here permanently. Rubio says he wants more. Why would anyone support him?— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015 
Can we all agree now? No more Muslim immigration. How is this making life better for us? But the mass immigration machine churns on …— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015 
What's the upside of letting millions of Muslims migrate to western countries?— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015
Needless to say, she couldn’t be bothered to spare a moment for the victims. She had an ax to grind.
Why does NO ONE say the obvious thing on TV?! It's insane. Don't want terrorism in US? Stop importing Muslims!— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015
In the hours that followed, reports confirmed that the radical Islamist group known as ISIS were taking credit for the attacks. So far it is unknown who the perpetrators were or where they came from. (Statements from ISIS simply call them “brothers” fighting the “Crusaders” in France.) There is absolutely no indication that they were among the group of refugees fleeing violence and starvation in Syria. In fact, as some observers dryly noted, those very same refugees are running from ISIS. For them, the attack on Paris is an all-too-common occurrence, that’s why they are leaving their homes! 
To people blaming refugees for attacks in Paris tonight. Do you not realise these are the people the refugees are trying to run away from..? — Dan Holloway (@RFCdan) November 13, 2015
But most embarrassingly of all, Coulter used the deaths of over 100 people to breathlessly plug her favorite Republican candidate: Donald Trump.
They can wait if they like until next November for the actual balloting, but Donald Trump was elected president tonight.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 14, 2015
Trump has been at the forefront of idiotic statements about foreign policy regarding the Middle East and therefore won over Coulter’s heart (or what passes for it). It consists of assuring his fans that he would “bomb the shit out of ISIS.” He doesn’t expand on it further other than to say he plans on making money after he kills everyone.
“ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because they have certain oil camps, certain areas of oil that they took away,” Trump said. “They have some in Syria, some in Iraq. I would bomb the (expletive deleted) out of ’em. I would just bomb those suckers. That’s right. I’d blow up the pipes. … I’d blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left.
“And you know what, you’ll get Exxon to come in there and in two months, you ever see these guys, how good they are, the great oil companies? They’ll rebuild that sucker, brand new — it’ll be beautiful.”
Occupying a Middle Eastern country to take their oil reserves… what could go wrong?
Feel free to bookmark this page to refer back to when Trump’s campaign blows up in his face. Something tells me we won’t have to wait until next November to see it happen. After all, when has Ann Coulter ever been right?

Feature image via ABC News
If you think of dismissing Coulter as a noted conservative racist, thus relegating the comments to something of a one-off rant, think again. Trump is receiving support from the most disgusting among Americans: White Supremacist and White Nationalist. 

This past August, Buzzfeed ran a piece with the following headline:

David Duke On Trump: He’s “Certainly The Best Of The Lot” Running For President
 “I think he understands the real sentiment of America.”

After Donald Trump lauded Dwight Eisenhower's deportation of over one million people back to Mexico, Operation Wetback, Trumps racist army again raised its ugly head.

White Supremacists Are Thrilled Donald Trump Mentioned “Operation Wetback”

“This represents a milestone in the immigration debate.”

We realize that current conservatives poll takers do not give a damn about such reports. To be fair, we do not expect better from conservative America. Our efforts relate more to informing opened minded Americans who know America is not a nation void of people of color.  Thus, we as "good" liberals and progressives are about the business of reaching people who may take offense to a presidential candidate who so obviously courts American racist and one who is riding a tide of white privilege common to white supremacists and those who wish to extricate non-whites from the greater society.  If you think the last sentence is a bit harsh and doesn't represent your support for Trump (can company), ask yourself have you done your part in eliminating voter suppression; " ....extricate non-whites from the greater society."

You answer may reveal you as an "enabler."


Friday, November 13, 2015

Trump Handlers Plant A Black Face In An Event Audience; It Backfires (VIDEO)

AddictingInfo's Vera and the Trump rally insurgent reader

This is what happens when political event handlers grab a black face for VP seating (right behind the candidate) for misleading television audiences. It has been reported the event was noticeably absent of other than white faces. What does a good Trump handler do......?


Woman Brilliantly Protests Trump Rally After Being Seated Behind Him ‘Because She’s Black’ (VIDEO)

AUTHOR NOVEMBER 12, 2015 7:26 PM
Never underestimate the power of a well-timed silent protest. Johari Osayi Idusuyi, a writer and student at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Illinois, recently went viral for her impromptu protest at a Donald Trump rally – and how she did it was truly brilliant.
The 20-year-old woman wasn’t a Trump fan, but was open-minded and willing to give him a chance to change her perception of him. When she arrived at the rally, she and a few friends ended up right behind the GOP candidate in the VIP section. In an interview with Jezebel, Idusuyi says she believed it was mostly because they were black.
“I think we were chosen for obvious reasons. We are minorities and there weren’t a lot of minorities there. He also instructed us to sit in the middle, so we kind of already knew what this was.”
Idusuyi tried to keep an open mind during Trump’s campaign speech, but once he called for protesters to be removed and a Trump supporter was applauded for taking a woman’s Obama hat off her head and throwing it into the audience, Idusuyi changed her mind.
“I thought, ‘That’s bullying, that’s aggressive.’ I don’t think Trump handled it with grace. I thought, ‘Oh, you’re really not empathetic at all.’ That’s when the shift happened.”
It just so happened that Idusuyi had brought the award-winning book “Citizen”with her. Once she noticed that she was on camera behind Trump, she realized she had the perfect way to protest. Written by Claudia Rankine, “Citizen” is a book on everyday racism and microaggressions in America – and you can’t get more anti-Trump than that. Idusuyi decided to read the book in full view, as Trump blabbered on. She explained:
“Why not use the opportunity to promote a great book?”
She thought she’d be making a statement, but she never expected it to go viral. Idusuyi became an internet celebrity after a video showed her telling off an older white man& who angrily asked her to stop reading the book while Trump was speaking. She then puts the book right back in front of her face. Here’s that clip:
According to Idusuyi, the man was bothered that she was reading through the rally, but his spouse was even more furious and refused to leave her alone.
“The woman kept saying, ‘If you don’t want to be here then leave. You didn’t even stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.’ I said, ‘I do want to be here, that’s why I’m here. You don’t know who I am. I’m reading my book because I’m uninterested. Did you not just see what happened? This person disrespects women, minorities, everybody and you’re still supporting him. He’s not saying anything of substance.’”
As you might guess, Idusuyi will not be voting for Trump. She was less than impressed by him and his supporters:
“I came here, yes, to observe a man that I already had low expectations for, but I thought maybe he could change my mind. Maybe it was just a media thing, and I’m judging too fast based on what the media says, and I was wrong — (but) I wasn’t. He was exactly what I expected him to be and his supporters are exactly what I expected them to be.”
Featured image via screen capture
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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow booked the insurgent reader on her show last night. The interview is a bit discombobulated due to signal lapses and the subjects choice of speech patterns, but nonetheless the live protester reveals tidbits not reported by others. 


Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ben Carson: Colonial Elected Officials, And A Smorgasbord Of Shadowy Dogma

"Point made" on how Ben Carson benefitted from the very federal assistance conservatives call Big Government. 

After a week of truly phenomenal talk and revelations regarding the GOP's number two 2016 candidate of the nomination, I personally look forward to next week with Ben "Stabby" Carson.  After closing out the week with unsustainable reports that Carson alleged sheltering a group of white students in a laboratory during riots in 1968, I ran across this today:
An unlikely Carson defender?Posted by Talking Points Memo on Sunday, November 8, 2015
Before I move to criticism of and disagreement with Sanders, I seriously wonder in what context would Carson stand in front of a group of people with his alleged shielding of whites students as a topic.  I can only imagine it fits Carson's dire need to please and enamor himself to white conservatives. Let's be honest no black person (most African-American conservatives seem to share a disdain for the common racial identifier) can expect any level of success in conservative America unless the person fits a mold.  A mold of quiet, soft-spoken, unassuming, outwardly critical of any federal program that benefits the poor, an inclination to join in bannering slavery for political gain, and a mold that includes religious dogma to the point of ridiculous. A mold the vast majority of Africans-Americans will not fit nor would most care to fit. Thus, a GOP with 92% white members with no interest in reaching out to minority communities; especially the African-American community. 

Bernie Sanders is campaigning as a true liberal with a political need to focus all campaign or election-related dialog on "the issues." On that point, I agree without question. However, I strongly disagree with Sanders regarding press or media scrutiny of Ben Carson's past. Carson has brandished his past since fulfilling an appearance at a 2013 Washington DC prayer breakfast event.  After his direct affront to the 44th President of the United States who sat mere feet from the developing right wing demagogue, he has sky-rocketed in the hearts and minds of conservative supporters. The candidate himself has at one time or another blast his past to various audiences with what has proven to include copious helpings of lies, misrepresentations and the appearance of developing insanity. Why shouldn't media investigate his claims of alleged attempts to stab, hammer clobber a relative, or brick someone at will?  How can Sanders overlook a commencement ceremony speech that included utter insanity regarding the genesis and utility of the Egyptian Pyramids (Grain silos)?  How about Carson claims of dinner with General Westmoreland in the early 1990s with a related 'full scholarship' to West Point (The Detroit News, The Daily News Bin)? The benevolent and desperate Sanders is wasting air-time with any effort to criticize media probing what seems to be a potential presidential candidate who comes across as a pathological liar and one who relegates both Mitt Romney's and Paul Ryan's penchant for lying at the level choirboy fib status.

Of all of Carson's reported forays into the realm of the undereducated, his major misstep regarding what some call the Founding Fathers should be a GOP nomination eliminator. Children learned about the crafters of the first colonial (federal) government, the US Revolutionary War, and the US Constitution early in primary school studies. Was the lesson called Social Studies?  We can assume Carson learned Social Studies as did the rest of us, but we run into a major disconnect when we consider why he would deliver the following statement to an audience. The following AddictingInfo piece is far more informative regarding Carson colonial government misstep than the Politifact piece.  The AddictingInfo writer included a Politifact list of officials who must have escaped Carson's early learning or his lie to that particular audience. 

"Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no federal elected office experience."
— Ben Carson on Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 in an edited Facebook post
Pants on Fire!

Carson is the ultimate charlatan. From his "business manager-Armstrong Williams, who will not be called his campaign manager, through numerous cases of a veracity deficient personality, he trods along as the number two GOP primary candidate to date. Let's visit with the AddictingInfo piece referenced above.

 Wiki Commons image added by The Pardu.


Ben Carson Says No Signer Of The Declaration Of Independence Ever Held Office

In a post on his campaign site, Ben Carson compiled some answers to his followers’ questions on Facebook last week. One of the questions asked whether his political inexperience was going to be a challenge for him. His answer was edited several times, but the essence was that men and women ;with government experience are the last people we should be electing. This fits in with his dubious argument that he is the superior choice because he isn’t your typical politician. 
Bill Maher made fun of Carson for being an amateur on this week’s “Real Time” by comparing the presidential candidate to a plumber. The comedian jokingly described what a Carson supporter might do if his toilet ever got backed up. “The shit’s about to back up in here, what we need is an outsider!” Maher also asked the logical question, “If neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson really believes that somebody with zero governing experience is qualified to be president, he must first let someone with zero medical training operate on his brain.” 
So, when Carson took to Facebook to promote his lack of political experience, he instead proved he has about as much understanding of American history and government as a middle school student. Perhaps even less so. (emphasis is mine) 
“You are absolutely right — I have no political experience,” Carson wrote in the Facebook Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected office experience. What they had was a deep belief that freedom is a gift from God. They had a determination to rise up against a tyrannical King. They were willing to risk all they had, even their lives, to be free.”Carson-Declaration-Of-IndependenceTo try to salvage his answer the post was rewritten to now read: 
“Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no federal elected office experience. What they had was a deep belief that freedom is a gift from God. They had a determination to rise up against a tyrannical King.”
BenCarson2This assertion from Carson earned him the extra special “liar, liar pants on fire, rating” from PolitiFact. Even in the final edited version of Carson’s post his point is still incorrect. There was no official federal government, so, there couldn’t be a federally elected official. However, local governments were set up to keep law and order. In fact, 28 of the 58 signers of the Declaration of Independence were office holders. 
Many people throughout the years have advocated having professions other than lawyers or lifetime politicians in elected office. Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks that there should be more scientists in Congress. Others have suggested there should be more service members in office. But presumably each of these potential officials must have some kind of knowledge of how a bill becomes a law, the basic history of our nation, and some understanding of existing laws and how they work. That’s not true in Carson’s case. Sadly.
PolitiFact kindly listed them:
 John Adams. Elected to Massachusetts Assembly, 1770; attended First Continental Congress, 1774-1776. 
 • Thomas Jefferson. Represented Albemarle County as a delegate in the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1769-1775 
  Benjamin Franklin. Philadelphia councilman, 1748; elected to the Pennsylvania Assembly, 1751. 
 • John Hancock. Elected to the Boston Assembly, 1766; president of the provincial congress of Massachusetts, c. 1773; elected to the Continental Congress, 1774, and then president of the congress in 1775. 
 • Samuel Adams. Elected to Massachusetts Assembly, 1765; delegate to the First Continental Congress, 1774. 
 • Elbridge Gerry. Elected to Massachusetts Legislature, 1773; provincial Congress, 1774. 
  Roger ShermanElected to Connecticut General Assembly, representing New Milford, 1755-1758 and 1760-1761; elected to various offices representing New Haven in the 1760s and 1770s; elected to the Continental Congress starting in 1774. 
 • Caesar Rodney. Elected to Delaware Colonial Assembly, 1758-1770 and 1771-1776; delegate to the Stamp Act Congress, 1765; elected to the Continental Congress, 1774. 
 • George Taylor. Elected to Pennsylvania provincial assembly, 1764-69; elected to Continental Congress, 1775. 
 • John Morton. Elected to Pennsylvania provincial assembly, 1756-1775; delegate to the Stamp Act Congress, 1765; president of the provincial assembly, 1775. 
 • George Ross. Elected to Pennsylvania provincial assembly, 1768-1776; Elected to Continental Congress, 1774. 
 • James Wilson. Elected to Pennsylvania provincial congress, 1775; elected to the Continental Congress, 1775. 
 • Thomas McKean. Member of the Delaware Assembly, 1762-79; Delegate to the Stamp Act Congress, 1765; delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774. 
 • Matthew Thornton. Member of the New Hampshire provincial assembly, 1758-1762. 
 • William Whipple. Elected to New Hampshire provincial congress, 1775 and 1776. 
 • Stephen Hopkins. Speaker of the Rhode Island Assembly,1750s; member of the Continental Congress beginning in 1774. 
 • Lewis Morris. Member of New York provincial legislature; delegate to the Continental Congress, 1775. 
 • Philip Livingston. Alderman, New York City. 
 • Carter Braxton. Virginia House of Burgesses, 1770-1785; delegate to the Continental Congress, 1774-75. 
 • Thomas Nelson Jr. Member of the House of Burgesses, 1774; Virginia provincial convention, 1775. 
 • Francis Lightfoot Lee. Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses 1758-1775; elected to Continental Congress, 1775. 
 • Benjamin HarrisonElected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1764; member of the Continental Congress, 1774. 
 • George WytheMember of the Virginia House of Burgesses, 1755-65. 
 • William Hooper. Elected to general assembly of North Carolina, 1773; member of Continental Congress, 1774-1776. 
 • Joseph Hewes. Member of the colonial assembly of North Carolina, 1766-1775; member of new provincial assembly, 1775; elected to Continental Congress, 1774. 
 • John Hart. Member of the New Jersey Assembly, 1761-1771; member of provincial assembly, 1775; elected to the Continental Congress, 1776. 
 • William Williams. Town clerk, selectman, provincial representative, elected state legislator, delegate to colonial conferences, 1770s. 
 • William PacaDelegate to the Maryland Legislature, 1771; elected to Continental Congress, 1774.
Feature image via Wikimedia commons.
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A few walk-away pieces regarding the GOP candidate Bernie Sanders wants the media to cease probing. 
Ben Carson says West Point uses the words "full scholarship" on their website. That's Mostly True, though experts say he wouldn't have been offered one without applying.
Posted by PolitiFact on Sunday, November 8, 2015
A gallery of Carson with Mother Jones as the star of the following gallery.