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Iowa Dem Quits Race After White Wing Attacks

More white wing thuggery. Not surprising Steve King has rallied the bigots, thugs, and criminals to his defense. Hope someone steps up to the plate and runs against him so the decent people of Iowa can take this bastard out of office.

Fearing for her life, Iowa Democrat abandons race to unseat GOP Rep. Steve King

The Democratic candidate running against anti-immigrant Republican Congressman Steve King (IA) announced Saturday that she is dropping out of the race for her own safety.

In a Facebook post published Saturday night, Kim Weaver wrote, “Over the last several weeks, I have been evaluating personal circumstances along with the political climate regarding this campaign. After much deliberation, I have determined that the best decision for me is to withdraw my candidacy for the US House race in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District.”

She explained that beginning during her 2016 campaign, she has been receiving threats of physical violence and murder, and said that “recent events at my home” were forcing her to re-evaluate her decision to run against King.

“While some may say enduring threats are just a part of running for office, my personal safety has increasingly become a concern,” Weaver said.

Furthermore, she explained, she cannot currently risk losing her health coverage, which would disappear if she quit her current job to campaign full time. Added to that, Weaver said her mother is in poor health in Des Moines.

“I feel that it’s necessary to be more available to support her. Considering this, along with the time and energy it takes to succeed as a candidate, I realize that I can’t fully commit to both,” Weaver wrote. “With all this in mind, I have made the difficult decision to end my campaign, and to move out of the district and back to Des Moines where I grew up.”

Weaver thanked her campaign staff, family and friends and urged them to stay active.

“I humbly ask for your support and understanding during this difficult time, as well as your continued support with the effort to unseat Steve King,” she wrote.

King is notoriously anti-immigrant and has made a number of embarrassingly tone-deaf statements about Latino immigrants and people of color during his time in office.

 

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Busted! Iowa Rethugly Who Wants to Fire Liberal Professors…Has lied about “Hamburger University” Degree

A white-wing Republican who proposed a law to force Universities to hire a “conservative” professor for every Liberal” professor just got busted. The boy listed a “College” Degree on his bio…

Which turns out to be a course offed at a Sizzler’s Steak House for employees. AKA Hamburger University just like McDonalds.

Besides the fact that there probably aren’t enough “conservatives” with a PhD to fill said jobs…Why exactly does this clown think the government should be legislating people’s politics?

These Russia loving traitorous SOBs want to make this country just like the communist USSR.

No Markie – Hamburger U…Ain’t Yale… Or a College Degree for that matter

Busted: Iowa GOP lawmaker’s alma mater turns out to be company that ran Sizzler steak house

Iowa state Sen. Mark Chelgren (R) was forced to backtrack on claims that he received a college “degree” after his alma mater was revealed to be the operator of a Sizzler steak house franchise.

NBC News reported on Wednesday that Chelgren’s “business degree” came under scrutiny due to a bill he is sponsoring which would limit the number of liberal professors that state universities could hire.

Iowa State Republicans spokesperson Ed Failor admitted to NBC News that Chelgren did not actually hold a formal degree even though the Senate Republicans’ website said otherwise. The website has since updated his biography to remove references to the “degree.”

“This was a management course he took when he worked for Sizzler, kind of like Hamburger University at McDonald’s,” Failor explained. “He got a certificate.”

Chelgren insisted that he was not trying to deceive voters.

“This was not an attempt to inflate anything,” he remarked. “I didn’t concern myself about this, honestly.”

The Senate Republicans’ website states that the lawmaker “attended the University of California at Riverside majoring in astro-physics, geo-physics and mathematics.”

Chelgren said that he attended the school for three years but did not receive a degree. But University spokesman John Warren told NBC News that there was only a record of him attending for one year, from 1992 to 1993.

The Iowa Republican dismissed the discrepancy by saying that he had also attended “Riverside Community College.”

Chelgren’s Senate File 288 would require that state universities determine the party affiliation of professors and then implement a hiring freeze until there are no more than 10 percent more Democrats than Republicans or vice versa.

Chelgren has said that he based the bill on his own experiences with “liberal professors.”

 

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Confederate Flag Waiving Trumpazoid Murders Two Police Officers In Iowa

Yet another right-wing racist nut case murderer…

Perhaps now some of the small verbose faction of hardhead cops who believe BLM is a “problem” will wake up to who the real threat is.

There is a big difference between black folks peacefully demonstrating and white whack-jobs with guns killing innocent cops.

 

Accused cop killer waved Confederate flag at football game to protest ‘cop haters’ sitting out anthem

The suspect in the “ambush” killings of two Iowa police officers was kicked out of a high school football game last month after clashing with black fans over his Confederate flag.

Scott Michael Greene was identified by police as the gunman who fatally shot the officers in separate attacks early Wednesday morning in the Des Moines area.

He remained at large as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and is considered armed and dangerous.

A YouTube video uploaded to an account belonging to Scott Greene appears to show him arguing with Des Moines police officers after he claimed he was assaulted by fans Oct. 14 at a football game at Urbandale High School.

The officers asked the man to leave school property after the altercation, which witnesses said Greene instigated by carrying an American flag and Confederate flag.

“I think I’ve been assaulted by you,” Greene says to the officers. “You grabbed me and shoved me around.”

Greene posted a photo of himself holding the flags as several black fans in the background appear to yell at him, which his caption shows he considered a “civil rights violation.”

He offered a tragically ironic explanation for his Confederate flag display in a comment posted on the YouTube video.

“I was offended by the blacks sitting through our anthem,” Greene said. “Thousands more whites fought and died for their freedom. However this is not about the Armed forces, they are cop haters.”

He posted three other short video complaints set to music about drafty windows at his apartment building, along with another viral video showing a Latino “gang member” threatening a group of bikers with a gun.

Greene was arrested in 2001 on charges of domestic assault, assault causing bodily injury and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

He was also charged with drunken driving in 2010 and with first-degree harassment in 2014.

 

 

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The Child Soldiers…Of Iowa

Welcome to the Third World of children carrying high powered weapons.

Iowa Lawmakers Approve Bill That Would Let Kids Have Handguns

Children of all ages in Iowa would be able to lay down their toy guns and pick up the real thing under a bill that passed the state House of Representatives.

The measure approved Tuesday by 62-36 vote would allow children 14 or younger to possess “a pistol, revolver or the ammunition” under parental supervision. It now heads for the state Senate.

“We do not need a militia of toddlers,” state Rep. Kirsten Running-Marquardt (D) said on the House floor. Running-Marquardt, joined by other statehouse Democrats, said she balked at a bill that “allows for 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds to operate handguns.”

Statehouse Republicans, including the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jake Highfill, said the the legislation was an issue of parents’ rights designed to correct “an injustice in Iowa code” that now forbids children 14 and younger from handling pistols.

Highfill said his measure would bring the law on children’s use of handguns in line with regulations for shotguns and rifles, which don’t restrict the age of children using them under parental supervision. Current Iowa law makes it a felony for a parent or guardian to allow a child younger than 14 to handle a pistol. Older children may do so with supervision.

“Allowing people to learn at a young age the respect that a gun commands is one of the most important things you can do,” Highfill told The Washington Post on Wednesday. The alternative, he said, is “turning 18 with no experience.”

Parents, Highfill noted, must be at least 21 years old and would have to maintain “visual and verbal contact” with the armed child.

“Logically, this bill is completely ridiculous,” said Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D).

“We can’t legislate good parenting … but we can protect our children,” said Rep. Mary Mascher (D).

“While most parents would not allow their 2-year-old to wield a revolver, we pass laws for those parents who lack the parenting skills needed to protect their own children,” Mascher said, citing seat belt, smoking and car seat laws.

Mascher cited the case of a 9-year-old Arizona girl who in 2014 accidentally killed her shooting instructor with an Uzi. The girl said she felt the weapon was too much for her and hurt her shoulder, according to the police report.

Rep. Art Staed (D), who said he’s a hunter who supports the Second Amendment, said the legislation is a public health threat and not gun rights issue.

“I would not allow my children to have access to guns,” Staed said.

 

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Melissa Harris-Perry Verbally Accosted in Iowa Hotel Lobby

The Trumpazoids are out…

MSNBC Anchor Describes Terrifying Harassment, Racial Threats

“I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” Melissa Harris-Perry wrote about the encounter Monday night in Iowa.

MSNBC anchor and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry was in her Iowa hotel lobby on Monday night when she said a man came dangerously close to her, threatening her incoherently and invoking Nazi Germany.

She traveled to Iowa with a group of 22 Wake Forest students as part of the university’s “Wake the Vote” program. The students were out watching the caucus results unfold.

Harris-Perry said she was glued to the lobby’s TV, only noticing the man when “he was standing right next to me, much closer than is ordinary or comfortable,” she wrote in a post on Wake Forest’s Anna Julia Cooper Center website.

He launched into a series of bizarre questions, asking her what she taught and how she could be “credentialed to be on MSNBC,” she said.

“The hairs on my arm stood on end. I ignored it. Told myself everything was ok,” she wrote.

His voice grew angry, she said.

“I just want you to know why I am doing this,” he told her.

She said she froze in place at that moment, terrified that he was about to reach for a knife, a gun or “worse.”

“I can’t hear all the words,” she wrote. “But I catch ‘Nazi Germany’ and I catch ‘rise to power.’ But I can’t move.”

She finally sprung into action, she said, and moved in order to create some distance between them.

Her friend took stock of what was unfolding, she said.

“Together we raise our voices and make a fuss. He turns. He runs out. He jumps in a car. He drives off.”

“I don’t know if he was there to kill me,” she wrote.

For a full account by Professor Harris-Perry go here.

 

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Brutal Attack on Black Man in Bar By Neo-Nazi Earns Felony Charges

So…Three white supremacists jump a black guy, and this clown comes in after the black guy is down and out throwing kicks…

Your typical “courageous” Aryan thug.

Bar owner should have had the bouncers “escort” this clown out when he showed his Nazi tats – for no other reason than near half a million real Americans died to get rid of this scum the first time around.

Iowa neo-Nazi stomps helpless black man’s face — knocks out woman who tries to intervene

A white supremacist convicted felon repeatedly stomped a black man’s face during an argument over music at an Iowa bar.

Federal authorities charged 40-year-old Randy Joe Metcalf under the federal Hate Crime Act for the Jan. 12 beating, and he also faces state charges in the attack that left a 31-year-old man with a broken eye socket and other facial injuries, reported the Associated Press.

FBI agents said Metcalf had been drinking with his fiancé for several hours before they got into an argument with Lamarr Sandridge and his friends over the jukebox at a bar in Dubuque.

Witnesses said Metcalf had been showing off a large swastika tattoo on his abdomen, saying, “This is what I’m about.”

He has a second swastika tattoo on his shoulder and another tattoo on his chest that says, “FRYS,” a white supremacist Iowa prison gang.

During the argument over music, Metcalf used racial slurs toward Sandridge and two white women sitting with him, which FBI agents said then triggered a brawl.

Authorities said Metcalf’s friend, 41-year-old Jeremy M. Sanders, put Sandridge in a headlock, and the man’s son, 21-year Joseph Sanders, repeatedly punched the black man in the face until he fell motionless to the ground.

Metcalf then kicked and stomped the semi-conscious man’s face and head until a bartender tried to push him away.

But he continued stomping Sandridge’s face until the man’s friend, Sarah Kiene, tried to intervene — but he hit the 29-year-old woman in the face with the back of his hand, knocking her out and fracturing her cheek bone.

Witnesses said Metcalf then referred to Sandridge with a racial slur, and then said: “He got what he had coming.”

Metcalf has a lengthy and violent criminal history, with previous convictions for burglary, domestic abuse and child endangerment.

He was out on bond awaiting trial on state assault charges in connection with the bar brawl when he was arrested on the federal charge.

Metcalf has pleaded not guilty to assault, and his attorney denied the beating was racially motivated.

He faces up to 10 years in prison for the hate crime charge, if convicted.

Jeremy and Joseph Sanders each pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges and were sentenced to probation.

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2015 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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The Real Face of Racism

To most black folks, this sort of behavior isn’t really a surprise…And yeah, the racists will even attack small children.

Iowa educator tells mixed-race kids: Blacks are too ‘stupid’ to go to school or live with whites

Two Iowa parents are calling for an educator at Bailey Park Elementary School in Grinnell to be fired for allegedly making racist comments to mixed-race children.

Geoff Burd choked up as he explained to KCCI that his daughter, Nikki, came home from school and recalled that the para-educator had said black people and white people should not be a family or go to the same school.

“It’s an unbelievable situation,” Burd said, sounding defeated. “I work very hard to protect her. I have worked her entire life to protect her.”

According to Burd’s daughter, the educator said that “[b]lack people and white people can’t be family. Black people should not go to this school. Black people should have their own school.”

The educator also confronted Burd’s son, Marquez, on the playground.

“Black people are stupid and don’t know anything,” the woman reportedly told Marquez.

Superintendent Todd Abrahamson said that the educator had been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

“We started a level one investigation, and that just started yesterday and today.” he told KCCI.

Burd said that the only way to protect children from the educator’s influence would be to fire her.

“I worry about their emotional stability,” the father lamented. “You can never take those words back, and she can never retract those words. She can never get those words out of my children’s head.”

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2015 in Domestic terrorism, The New Jim Crow

 

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