Seems Putin’s Bitch doesn’t want to talk to the press anymore…
Guess the News folks are feeling that “You Don’t See Me”…
Seems Putin’s Bitch doesn’t want to talk to the press anymore…
Guess the News folks are feeling that “You Don’t See Me”…
So…What happens if a couple of million folks show up to protest the Chumph coronation?
You sure won’t see it on the MSM!
Believing somehow they are doing the right thing by trying to keep the protesters confined to obscure sectors of the city, the Federal and City officials are hiding the big lie.
If the protesters want to be seen and heard, they are going to have to ignore the rules just like the scumbag Republicans – and march right down Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.
If they actually do get a million or more protesters…There isn’t a damn thing authorities can do to stop it. Pick a few fights with the Trumpazoid neo-Nazi types – and it will be all over the press.
Suggest if you plan to attend…Come girded for battle.
On Jan. 20 — 16 years ago — thousands of protesters lined the inauguration parade route of the incoming Republican president. “Not my president,” they chanted. But despite the enormity of the rally, it was largely ignored. Instead, pundits marveled over how George W. Bush “filled out the suit” and confirmed authority.
“The inauguration of George W. Bush was certainly a spectacle on Inauguration Day,” marvels Robin Andersen, the director of Peace and Justice studies at Fordham University, in the 2001 short documentary “Not My President: Voices From the Counter Coup.”
It’s nearly impossible not to anticipate the eerie parallels between George W. Bush’s inauguration and that of Donald Trump.
“Forty percent of the public still believed that Bush had not been legitimately elected, yet there’s almost no discussion of these electoral problems or the constitutional crisis,” Andersen explains in the film. “Instead, Bush undergoes a kind of transformation where he fills out the suit and becomes a leader. Forgotten are any of the questions about his ability, his experience or his mangling of the English language. His transformation is almost magical,” she adds.
Andersen estimated the inauguration protests, which occurred throughout the country, garnered approximately 10 minutes of total coverage on all the major networks.
“When we did see images of protesters, there was no explanation as to why. We were asked to be passive spectators in this ritual of legitimation when the real democratic issues that should have been being discussed were ignored,” Andersen says in the film, reflecting on the “real democracy” in the streets of Washington, D.C.
Protesters marched in opposition of the Supreme Court’s Gore v. Bush verdict following the 36-day Florida recount that gave the presidency to George W. Bush. Others railed against voter suppression and the Florida purge that affected thousands of voters.
“It was a diverse crowd with lots of things to say, but they weren’t given a chance to speak, they weren’t given a voice,” Andersen says.
Now, two weeks before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Andersen foreshadows what America can expect come Jan. 20.
“There will certainly be similarities, but Trump doesn’t have the legal delays that the Bush administration had, so the idea that the inauguration is a coronation isn’t going to be part of the protest discourse,” she told AlterNet.
“All Trump will have to do is keep somewhat quiet and do the bare minimum to look like a human being and they will anoint his appearance,” she noted.
Fake news, Russian hacking and Trump’s outlandish campaign promises will all be a distant memory for the networks, Andersen predicted.
On the other hand, “the protests might present an alternative frame, because Trump has asked his supporters to come to Washington. Bikers for Trump will be there. There will of course be tens of thousands more progressive protesters, but the mainstream media will ‘balance’ that out and make them seem equal,” she predicted. “And they will of course emphasize any tiny bit of conflict that occurs.”
During the Bushit Administration the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department was gutted, with replacement lawyers largely from Liberty University (Jerry Falwell’s school). The new conservative management decided to ignore the more than 11,000 discrimination cases submitted to the Office of Civil Rights a year to pursue cases of reverse discrimination against whites. Like WMDs in Iraq, after 8 years of searching for mythic reverse discrimination case – the Department found exactly 1 (one) prosecutable case.
Yet the myth, like the Southern Myth still lives through racists projecting their own morality on black folks…It’s called projection, the old conservative “I’m not racist, you are, for pointing out my bigotry”.
Majorities of whites think anti-white discrimination is as bad as the anti-black kind. Honestly, are they out of their minds?
Last week, New York Times columnist Tom Edsall, in a piece about Donald Trump’s appeal amongst conservative voters, cited an alarming survey on white people’s racial attitudes that made me wonder if large segments of white America are completely misinterpreting what racism is and how prevalent it remains in our society.
Edsall pointed to a study conducted last fall by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) found that 52 percent of white respondents agreed with the following statement: “Today discrimination against whites has become as big a problem as discrimination against blacks and other minorities.”
Among subsets of respondents, 76 percent of those affiliated with the Tea Partyagreed with the statement. Another 61 percent of Republicans, and 53 percent of independents. A majority of whites over age 50 also agreed with the statement, and 58 percent of working-class whites agreed. Evangelical Protestants (63 percent) and Catholics (56 percent) also agreed.
62 percent of white Democrats disagreed, and 61 percent of those with a college education. White Americans under 50 also disagreed, even though it was close. Only 48 percent of whites between the ages of 18-29 agreed, and 49 percent of them disagreed. Of whites 30-49, 46 percent agreed and 52 percent disagreed.
Upon seeing these figures I immediately wondered about what exactly white Americans perceive racism to be, and how the supposed racism they receive has become equal to that of African Americans and other minority groups.
Did a leading American presidential candidate refer to large swaths of the white American population as “rapists” and “murderers”?
Have countless white Americans taken to the streets to express their frustrations with a criminal justice system that disproportionately harms and negatively impacts the lives of white Americans?
Are white Americans campaigning against profound levels of income inequality that negatively impact the white community far worse than other racial and ethnic groups in America?
When I look around America I do not see white voices making these complaints. Instead I see large amounts of white Americans expressing their frustration that some traditional white American values are being questioned, or are “under attack” as some might say.
The controversy over the Confederate Flag has ruffled the feathers of many conservative white Americans because it questions the value and legacy of certain Southern traditions and their heroes. But should it be right for a nation’s or even a state’s decision to refrain from celebrating the lives and ideals of known traitors who were hell bent on destroying America (who also happened to be white) to be viewed as a racist attack against the white race?
Additionally, the growth of Black Lives Matter has led many white Americans to proclaim that they are “under attack” along racial divisions, but the closest incidents of an “attack” have been occasional protests that have turned violent and resulted in the destruction of property. There has never been a concerted effort to destroy white-owned establishments in the movement, and the random destruction of property is defined as criminality and not racism.
Apart from the recent and unfounded accusation that Black Lives Matter has morphed or been hijacked into a rabid, uncontrollable movement that emphasizes the killing of white law enforcement officials, the greatest cause for concern has been the name of the movement. To some Americans, the name Black Lives Matter implies that other lives do not matter, despite the fact that this notion is actually the inverse of the intent of the name. Black Lives Matter’s intent is to highlight how historically and even to this day, but with lesser severity, black lives have been dehumanized, devalued, neglected, and abused within American society, and that collectively we need to put a stop to this damning status quo.
At no point has the existence of Black Lives Matter been about the dehumanizing or abusing of other races. It has not been about pitting the races against one another and saying that one race is superior to the other. It has been about highlighting the centuries of abuse inflicted upon black Americans, acknowledging the existing abuses, and aspiring to increase the empathy and humanity of the American public to combat these systemic problems.
Proclaiming that the movement should change its name to “All Lives Matter” or creating spin-off, competing slogans such as “Blue Lives Matter” only displays a lack of understanding of the intent of Black Lives Matter. And while the motivations of such reactionary suggestions might be honest and pure, I struggle to see how the misunderstanding of certain segments of white America regarding a national civil rights movement led by black Americans should be interpreted as a racial attack against white Americans.
Black Americans expressing their frustrations against the oppressive institutions that govern them that have been erected primarily by white Americans should not be viewed as a racial attack against white Americans.
In another PRRI survey, support among whites for public protests to combat an unfair government dropped dramatically – from 67 percent in favor to 48 percent — when the protestors were identified as black.…More…
Examples of Projection and “white victimization”?
From Here, an article written by a racist conservative promoting the black-on-black crime meme, and responses by white racist conservatives (but I repeat myself!). If I choose to go over to one of the racist cesspools of the right, like the National Review, which shares articles from the white supremacist site VDARE, it gets even more blatant especially with authors like Heather McDonald and Michelle Malkin.
Bit of advice Floyd – this is one woman you better not try smacking around.
Ronda Rousey says she can take Floyd Mayweather in a “no-rules” fight.
In a Reddit AMA on Monday night, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion was asked if she could beat the boxer “in a ruleless fight.”
Her response (emphasis hers):
Floyd is one of the best boxers of all time. He would definitely beat me in a boxing match. I unfortunately don’t get into “matches”. I fight for a living. In a no rules fight, I believe I can beat anyone on this planet. Boxing is a sweet science with strict rules that I respect very much and aspire every day to improve at. But you said ruleless fight, and that’s my honest answer.
The comment comes just days after Mayweather took a verbal swipe at Rousey.
“I’ve yet to see any MMA fighter, or other boxer, make over $300 million in 36 minutes,” Mayweather said on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Thursday. “When she can do that, then call me.”
The two have been trading verbal jabs for more than a year, with Mayweather famously saying, “I don’t even know who he is” when asked about her last summer.
Rousey got some sweet revenge last month, beating Mayweather for the “Best Fighter” award at the ESPYs.
“I wonder how Floyd feels being beat by a woman for once,” she said after the win, referring to his long and well-documented history of domestic violence. “I’d like for him to pretend to not know who I am now.”
Rousey also referred to his history of violence against women in May, telling Access Hollywood the two would probably never fight “unless we ended up dating.”
No holds barred? I’d put my money on Rhonda if the fight ever reached the ground.
Let’s see, car windows smashed, police vehicles burned, Trader Joe’s and other stores looted… 2 Police injured…
We are talking about an upscale “civil disturbance” here.
The key here is they looted Trader Joe’s…Ostensibly just for a bit of Yerba Matte to clear tear gas sting and re-align their chakras…
At least two officers were injured as demonstrations over police killings turned violent in California overnight, with protesters smashing windows and hurling rocks at cops, according to authorities. Berkeley Police said officers used smoke and tear gas after crowds refused to disperse. What started out as a peaceful protest devolved into chaos when “splinter groups broke off and began hurling bricks, pipe, smoke grenades, and other missiles at officers,” according to Berkeley Police spokeswoman Jennifer Coats. She said six people were arrested in the melee.
She said “numerous officers” were struck and that one officer who was struck with a large sandbag was treated for a dislocated shoulder at a local hospital. Protesters vandalized cars, smashing windows and looting businesses, according to Coats, who said a Trader Joe’s, a Radio Shack and a Wells Fargo Bank were vandalized along with “numerous” police cars. The local police department was reinforced by more than a hundred officers from other local police departments, highway patrol and the county sheriff’s office.
Because 80% of the crowd in upscale Berkeley, Ca was white folks…It could not have been a riot!
I think Maher hits the nail right on the head here… But Drudge is just symbolic of a number of right-wing sites…