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Ol’ Montel is definitely getting charged up…Amazing that he has finally realized exactly what he has been supporting all these years.
Navy veteran and talk show host Montel Williams wrote an opinion piece for Fox News in which he wondered whether the tenor current GOP primaries means that “if America’s best days are behind us.”“[W]hat I’ve seen since the Paris attacks has shaken me to my core — to a point in which I no longer recognize the America I devoted 22 years of my life to protect,” he wrote.
“In the past, I could rest easier, knowing the overwhelming majority of Americans would see this for what it is — bigotry — playing to the irrational fears of a portion of the population to curry favor, which takes a page out of a very dangerous playbook the world answered with ‘never again’ some 60 years ago,” Williams added. “The fact is, we can no longer rest easy because polls show a huge majority of the Republican electorate currently supports Trump, Carson or Cruz.”
Statements like these have not gone over well with supporters of candidates on the GOP ticket. In the comments to the editorial, Williams has been informed that he doesn’t “like hearing the truth [because he] belongs to a failed race,” and “Montel is high on Obama crack!” On Williams’ Facebook page, people have opined that it’s “it’s too bad MS hasn’t taken you off this earth yet,” and that he’s just expressing “that ‘offended’ mentality again.Williams told Salon that he “was thrilled that Fox agreed to run the piece as I’m sure it hasn’t gone over well with many. I’m about speaking truth and what I say has never changed based on the audience I’m speaking to.”
“I wrote this piece because I’m at my wits end with the GOP,” he added. “I still consider myself conservative, but I long ago abandoned the party because I could see it being dragged down a path of intolerance and I see no place for myself, as a black American in the GOP proper, much less one who refuses to tell women what to do with their bodies, one who is a proud but responsible gun owner, one who as a matter of faith and principle cannot abide bigotry whether it be toward Muslims, LGBT individuals or anyone else.”
He was moved to write the piece after learning of the hate crime perpetrated against a Muslim cab driver last Thursday. “When I read about a Moroccan cabbie being shot by a fare after being quizzed about being Muslim on Thanksgiving, I had to to speak,” he said. “That Moroccan cabbie, an immigrant, so eloquently described what it means to him to be in America that I had to speak.”
The right-wing extremists leading the Republican Party are now in full backpedal mode after one of their disciples murdered 3 people and shot 9 at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado. This is a direct result of the hate speech directed at Liberals and Minorities. This brave ex-Soldier perhaps prevented the toll from being worse…
Ke’Arre Stewart, the Iraq War veteran gunned down by right-wing terrorist Robert Louis Dear on Friday, used his dying moments to tell people inside the building to take cover.
According to NBC News, Stewart, 29, had stepped outside the building to use his cell phone when he was shot by Dear, who killed two other people and injured nine in the attack. Stewart, a devoted husband and father of two, rushed into the building in spite of his injuries and shouted for everyone to take cover.
His brother Leyonte Chandler told Today on Monday morning that Stewart’s military training must have compelled him to help others in the line of fire.
“I believe that’s his military instinct, you know: Leave no soldier behind, leave no civilian behind, just leave no one behind,” Chandler said. “So he ran back inside, trying to help out others. I don’t know where he was at, as far as how many more breaths he had, but he knew. And before his time ran out I guess that was his main priority…to help and save other lives.”
“He tried to run back inside the building — well, he did — and tell the other people inside, you know, ‘Take cover, get down.’ People started taking cover, hiding in bathrooms and whatnot,” Chandler recounted.
“People were terrified, people were crying and scared, seeing other people get shot,” he continued. “I believe my brother put his life on the line to prevent that. That’s definitely heroic.”
When police apprehended Dear, he revealed to them that the shooting was motivated by his belief that Planned Parenthood is engaged in the illegal sale of fetal organs, a right-wing myth propagated by the anti-choice movement and anti-abortion extremist groups like the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), which released a series of misleading videos accusing the health provider of running a ruthless, bloodthirsty trade of embryonic human tissue.
“No more baby parts!” ranted Dear to police.
Anti-abortion conservatives like presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz have tried to defray blame for the shooting, making false claims that Dear was a “transgendered leftist activist.”
However, many are calling on the media and public officials to call Dear what he really is, a right-wing, Christian terrorist.
Nazi Propaganda Poster From WWII-
White Student Union Picture –
The University of Queensland has condemned a “racist” Facebook page attempting to garner support for a “white student union” on its campus.
The so-called University of Queensland White Student Union page was created this week and purports to be “a safe place to support and promote the interests of domestic students of European descent” at the university.
The first post published on the page contains a rant about the number of international students enrolled with the institution.
“We’re forced to do group work with internationals who can’t speak English. We carry the load and do all the work, while our marks are dragged down,” it says.
“We’re forced to put up with the antisocial behaviour of a particular group of students who treat study spaces as social spaces and constantly attempt to ‘reserve’ public resources, such as computers.”
The university released a statement today distancing itself from the page.
“The University of Queensland is in no way affiliated with the so-called University of Queensland White Student Union Facebook page, and no ‘white student union’ exists at UQ,” the statement read.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Joanne Wright said the university prided itself on diversity.
“We thoroughly condemn any attempt to undermine the importance of fostering an equitable society, both on campus and more broadly,” she said.
The page has 27 likes on Facebook, but has responded to the university’s statement, saying it plans to apply to become an official group next year.
“Our group has never claimed to be an ‘official’ club or society but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist,” it said.
“There are numerous student groups that aren’t UQU affiliated but exist nonetheless.
“If we have sufficient support from the student body we will apply to affiliate a White Student Society at UQ in 2016.”
Page part of larger US trend promoting white supremacy: UQ
The university said the page appeared to be part of a larger trend that has spread from North America, where dozens of similar pages have appeared, each claiming affiliation with university communities.
According to US media, “white student union” Facebook pages have popped up at colleges across the country in recent days, including at Princeton, Berkeley and Stanford.
The pages are suspected to be in response to a wave of anti-racism protests which have been taking place on campuses this month.
The trend come days after photographs of black Harvard Law faculty members were defaced on the university’s famous Boston campus.
A Florida Republican law requiring all Welfare recipients to pass drug testing has been put on hold by a Federal Court. The law is unconstitutional, due to the fact that it violates personal protections against the government invading a citizen’s privacy without reasonable evidence of wrongdoing. Statistically, Republican legislators in the state are more likely to use drugs than welfare recipients.
So… In view of the legislators ability to royally screw everything up for everyone…
Why don’t they pass a law that all elected officials in the state are regularly tested?
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a controversial Florida law requiring all welfare applicants to be drug-tested.
U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven issued a temporary injunction Monday evening against enforcement of the law’s “suspicionless drug testing” of adults seeking federal welfare.
The law went into effect July 1, but a single father and the American Civil Liberties Union contend in a lawsuit that the new law is unconstitutional and violates Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
“Perhaps no greater public interest exists than protecting a citizen’s rights under the Constitution,” the judge wrote, quoting a 1997 Hawaii case.
Under the law, the Florida Department of Children and Family Services requires the drug tests of adults applying to the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The aid recipients are responsible for the cost of the screening, which they recoup in their assistance if they qualify.
Those who fail the required drug testing may designate another individual to receive the benefits on behalf of their children, but they do not receive a refund for cost of the test.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has championed the law, saying it provides “personal accountability.” He added it was “unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction.”
Florida is not the first state to pass such legislation. Michigan passed a similar law that was found to be unconstitutional by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2003 for violating the Fourth Amendment…
The GOP-controlled legislature passed the bill, and Scott signed it into law in May 2011.
“The governor obviously disagrees with the decision and he will evaluate his options regarding when to appeal,” said his deputy press secretary Jackie Schutz.
Since campaigning for governor, Scott has said that the drug-testing of welfare recipients “will help to prevent misuse of Florida tax dollars” and make sure the money goes to the children.
“Research shows higher drug use among individuals receiving government assistance, and drug abuse also forces children into welfare assistance,” Scott said while signing the bill into law.
The ACLU said the state’s own study found that of the 2,000 people who took the state drug test, only a small percentage tested positive.
“It shows that a little bit more than 2% of the welfare applicants tested positive for drugs where it’s about 8½% in the general public,” said Howard Simon, executive director of the ACLU of Florida.
You know – those Union Pension and retirement funds make up a large part of Wall Street Capital. Because Koch Industries is privately owned, it isn’t subject to Investor pressure. However, many of their co-criminals and “pardners” are…
M&I Bank’s branch on the Capitol Square, at 1 W. Main St., closed Thursday after demonstrators, protesting campaign contributions by bank executives to Gov. Scott Walker, gathered outside the bank and several pulled their money out.
Sara Schmitz, a spokeswoman for M&I in Milwaukee, said in an e-mail the bank shut its doors “under the advisement of the Madison Police Department and due to the significant number of protesters surrounding the Capitol.”
Madison police said hundreds of people had gathered at the front entrance to the bank.
“(The) concern was if the crowd continued to grow, it would be difficult for us to guarantee access and safety for those trying to get in and out of the bank,” police spokesman Joel DeSpain said. He said police did not tell M&I officials to close the bank.
Members of several labor unions stopped at M&I twice between 9 and 9:30 a.m., said Joe Conway, Jr., president of Local 311 of the International Association of Fire Fighters. The protest was peaceful, he said.
Several protesters went inside and closed their accounts, displaying checks that totaled $192,000 withdrawn, Conway said. Schmitz declined to comment about any withdrawals.
Some of the products produced by Koch – which could be subject to boycott…
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