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A Meeting of Juggalos…And Real Clowns

And they call the Juggalos “thugs”…

The ICP is mostly white folks of not much means

The Chumph Supporters are mostly white folks of not much means.

Juggalos are fans of a Rap Group.

Trump supporter are fans of a fraud and traitor.

Why is it the one that is destroying the country isn’t the “gang”?

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Insane Clown Posse followers, AKA Juggalos

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The real clowns

“Juggalos,” Trump supporters converge on Washington for dueling rallies

The National Mall has played host to rallies and protests of all sizes, scope and aims through the years, but Saturday it will witness a convergence of groups most likely unique in the park’s history.

Thousands of so-called Juggalos — fans of “horrorcore” hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse who are known for the face paint they wear to match the band’s “dark carnival” aesthetic — are set to march this afternoon, as part of a long-planned protest against what they say is discriminatory treatment by law enforcement.

Scheduled more recently, and set to begin just a few hours before, a crowd marked by the red “Make America Great Again” caps ubiquitous among supporters of President Trump will rally in favor of the administration’s policy agenda.

Though the “Juggalo March on Washington” and the pro-Trump “Mother of All Rallies” are on the same day, and at the same place, their aims couldn’t be more different

The Trump supporters say their event aims to boost the president’s “America First” agenda, which they say will protect “traditional American culture.” The Juggalos, far from traditional, say they have been discriminated against and targeted for their support of the Insane Clown Posse, whose lyrics are marked by violent imagery, and whose logo is a man holding a hatchet.

In 2011, the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment listed the group as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang,” an unusual designation the agency hasn’t since used. Though the group wasn’t listed in the next two FBI assessments, released in 2013 and 2015, the band says “hybrid gang” designation caused myriad legal, professional and personal problems for hundreds of fans.

Organizers of the two rallies have regarded each other warily against the backdrop of last month’s deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

At that event, white supremacists bearing Confederate battle flags sparked violence as they protested the city’s decision to remove Confederate monuments and memorials from public spaces. Dozens were injured in clashes throughout the day, punctuated by a deadly car attack — labeled domestic terrorism by Attorney General Jeff Sessions — that left one dead and 19 injured.

A Mother of All Rallies organizer told CBS News that the group will ask any attendees with Confederate flags, Nazi symbols or hateful signs to leave, or put paraphernalia back in their cars. But Juggalo organizers remain on edge about their proximity to the competing rally, said Farris Haddad, an attorney for Insane Clown Posse who was involved in planning the Juggalo March.

“We’re concerned for the safety of the Juggalos. The last thing we want is any kind of clashes or violence. We’re just here for a peaceful march,” said Haddad, known as the “Juggalawyer” to fans of the group, whose music includes anti-bigotry lyrics and a 1992 song called “Rebel Flag” that’s critical of Confederate ideology.

“After Charlottesville, we were like, ‘Holy (expletive), this could be a problem,'” Haddad said. “[Insane Clown Posse] throws events and concerts every year, and there are never any major issues with violence.”

The Mother of All Rallies organizer told CBS News that two rallies had been in touch and agreed to be “allies,” but Haddad adamantly denied that claim. He said the two groups only conversed on one occasion, when the Juggalos declined an invitation to work together.

The pro-Trump rally is set to commence at 11 a.m., and will feature a series of speeches by prominent members of the alt-right movement. Though organizers initially said they hoped to draw “one million patriots,” about 10,000 people have expressed interest in the event on the group’s Facebook page, and organizers now say they expect fewer than that number to attend.

A few thousand Juggalos are expected to attend their event, which is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. The event will include musical performances and speeches by people who say the FBI’s gang designation caused issues ranging from the loss of employment and being listed in local gang databases, to targeting by child protective services and even the revocation of probation.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2017 in The New Jim Crow

 

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The Clowning Turns Off Republicans

The world is full of complexities, which cannot be either solved or explained away by one liner appeals to bigotry. Once upon a time the Republican Party had real leaders, and even if you disagreed with them on issues, these were honestly held opinions on making our country better,

That time is past.

The bozo brigade in the Clown Bus are pissing off  lot more than blacks, HIspanics, and Muslims.

What on Earth Is Wrong With the Republican Leadership?

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Recent comments, or lack of comments in one case, among the set of candidates for the presidency from the Republican Party — my party — with respect to Muslims, have been disgusting, damaging and dangerous. And it is not enough to toss off these candidates with a few words of derision like the Financial Times op-ed page did recently, calling their first debate a “freak show.” Though an accurate enough description, more substance is required.

Some of that substance has just manifested itself in the form of calls, emails and letters to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF), for which I am an advisory board member, having taken the place of Glen Doherty, a former Navy SEAL who was killed, sadly enough, in the same attack that took Ambassador Chris Stevens’s life near Benghazi, Libya in 2012.

This correspondence to the MRFF left no doubt in anyone’s mind who read or listened to it that many if not all of the Muslim soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in the U.S. Armed Forces found the Republican candidates’ pandering utterly despicable. Moreover, they found it extremely harmful in light of the fight against terrorists like ISIS/ISIL in which the military is intimately involved, operations in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as in Africa and elsewhere, and in terms of damage to the pride and respect afforded Muslims in the ranks. In short, such remarks — or the lack of a countering remark by one particular candidate, Donald Trump, when Muslim integrity and citizenship were questioned in his presence — left most of these warriors questioning the Republican Party’s credentials, indeed its character, for leading this country from the White House or the Congress.

That there is a well-financed campaign in America to discredit Muslims in general is shocking, to be sure, but at least historically understandable: America has always had such racial hatred, religious bigots, and otherwise mentally-impaired people. But for the highest ranks of one of the nation’s principle political parties to appear publicly to condone such tactics is something quite new. Senator Joseph McCarthy might have gotten Eisenhower’s attention sufficiently to shake his hand in Milwaukee when Ike was campaigning there in 1952, but that was as far as it went. Ike reviled McCarthy and everything for which he stood.

And Senator John McCain, at a campaign event in 2008, demonstrated quite superbly how such hateful remarks should be treated, swiftly and powerfully, when he answered a woman who questioned President Obama’s religion and ethnicity and said: “No ma’am, no ma’am, he’s a decent family man, citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that’s what this campaign is all about.”

Not so with some of the current crop of Republican candidates.

Donald Trump, the front-runner, failed to challenge a questioner last Friday who wanted to know when the U.S. could get rid of its Muslims. Trump also failed to rebut an assertion — once again — that president Obama is a Muslim.

Dr. Ben Carson seems to be trying to crawl out from under his statement that a Muslim should not be president (and the innuendo that accompanied such a remark in the minds of the Americans who still believe Obama to be a Muslim). But he is not making a great deal of progress.

Indeed, as the wolves circle around these candidates, each seems to be rethinking the extremes they have visited to create a following, to excite “the Base,” and to raise their and the media’s ratings. But none of them seems to have a clue as to what his remarks mean to the men and women in the military. This is particularly unconscionable for Dr. Ben Carson. He might not have been in the combat arms in the Army but he did wear the uniform and should know better.

As a Republican, I am utterly ashamed of my party. As a soldier for 31 years, I am disgusted with these “courageous” candidates, none of whom has served a day in the Infantry in their lives. As a citizen, I am deeply concerned for my country.

I can only take solace from the clear reality that none of them will ever win the White House.

Lawrence Wilkerson is a Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary. He was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell in the first George W. Bush administration. He served 31 years in the US Army.

 

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Republican Antics – Clowning With the “I” Word

Back during the Clinton Administration Republicans hounded Clinton and eventually Impeached him in the House…

For a Blow Job.

They wasted 4 years of the Congresses’ time, ignoring looming threats which directly led to terrorist success on 911 to do damage to a legitimately elected President.

They are trying to do it again.

Clinton impeachment: fires a blank

Seven Republicans Call for Special Prosecutor in Sestak Case

The seven Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee today called on Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Joe Sestak’s suggestion that he was offered a White House job in exchange for dropping his (ultimately successful) challenge to Sen. Arlen Specter in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Darrell Issa, who has been pressing this issue for months, called for a special prosecutor in April. He alleges that the White House may have violated anti-bribery provisions of the federal criminal code as well as prohibitions on government officials interfering in elections and using federal jobs for a political purpose if it made the offer. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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