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Women of Color Tell White Sisters – “What took you so long on Twitter!”

The feminist movement has a color line as well…

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Rose McGowan

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Leslie Jones

WOMEN OF COLOR HAVE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT TWITTER LONG BEFORE WHITE WOMEN

Thousands of women across Twitter boycotted the platform in solidarity with actress Rose McGowan on Friday, leaving many women of color with a troubling question: What took so long?

#WomenBoycottTwitter began trending Thursday night, when Twitter temporarily suspended McGowan’s account amid a string of tweets from the actress speaking out against her alleged rapist, Harvey Weinstein, and actor Ben Affleck, whom she told to “fuck off.” McGowan and other women argued the platform had been silencing a survivor of alleged sexual assault — so on Friday, women said they would abstain from Twitter.

But others, mostly women of color, asked where those women had been when Jemele Hill was suspended from ESPN for her tweets about President Donald Trump, or when alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos sicced his internet trolls on Leslie Jones.

“Calling white women allies to recognize conflict of #WomenBoycottTwitter for women of color who haven’t received support on similar issues,” director Ava DuVernay tweeted Thursday night.

“What happened with Rose McGowan being suspended was wrong,” writer and sociologist Eve Ewing added. “Unequivocally wrong. But if that’s what activated your awareness, I don’t especially trust you.”

Calling white women allies to recognize conflict of  for women of color who haven’t received support on similar issues.

Some women of color on the platform took advantage of an alternative to #WomenBoycottTwitter, using the hashtag #AmplifyWomen to uplift women and give their stories of sexual assault and trauma broader reach.

“As a queer WoC and a survivor of sexual assault, you’re not gonna shut me up,” wrote one Twitter user who used the hashtag. “You’re not gonna shut any of us up.”

Twitter did eventually restore McGowan’s account midday Thursday. The company claimed that it is “proud to empower and support the voices on our platform, especially those that speak truth to power.”

In the meantime, Twitter remains under fire for not suspending the account of President Donald Trump amid charges that he has violated the social media’s rules with his demeaning and insulting tweets.

Most recently, the president retweeted a GIF of him firing a golf ball at former rival Hillary Clinton, which some said advocated violence, a Twitter no-no.

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Racist Clowns – Don’t Start That Crap in NYC

Here is one of the boys, obviously drunk, who somehow believes he is going to toss racial slurs and curses at the folks on a NYC Subway Train…

Gets his ass kicked by the other passengers, and a free bowl of soup in the face,

Drunk ‘legal scholar’ gets thrown off NYC subway car for yelling racial slurs

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2017 in The Post-Racial Life

 

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The Chumph’s Fake Spanish Accent Insults Hispanics

Asshole does it again – Mocking Puerto Rico…

 

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Haaretz (Israel’s Leading Paper) Calls the Chumph a “Racist Moron”

Seems a lot of folks around the world recognize the Chumph is a racist asshole.

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Israeli newspaper Haaretz asks if Trump is a ‘moron’ or ‘just an obnoxious racist’ in searing essay

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz published a scathing op-ed piece on Thursday asking whether President Donald Trump is — as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson allegedly said — a “f*cking moron” or whether he’s “just racist and obnoxious.”

Columnist Chemi Shalev noted — like MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson — that in his Wednesday press conference, Tillerson declined to deny that he’d ever uttered the epithet to describe the president.

“Stupidity is one of the more easily accessible and widespread explanations for Trump’s behavior,” Shalev said. “It’s true that Trump has claimed in the past that his IQ is much higher than that of Obama or of comedian John Stewart, but in that case, he’s doing an excellent job of concealing his intelligence, as his visit this week to Puerto Rico showed.”

“(R)ather than trying to cheer up Puerto Ricans, as he did in Texas, or console them, as he would later do in Las Vegas,” wrote Shalev, “Trump insulted the island’s residents on their own home turf. He told them they should be grateful they weren’t hit with a ‘real catastrophe’ like Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in 2005. He didn’t stop complaining about the drain of Puerto Rican recovery on the federal budget, which he didn’t even mention in Texas or Florida. And to cap it all off, Trump was filmed tossing out paper towels to his audience in a scene deemed by one broadcaster as ‘the least presidential ever.’”

Shalev pointed out that many Trump critics argue that stupidity shouldn’t necessarily be blamed when “obnoxious racism” is more likely the culprit.

“Prejudice and racial stereotypes are such a prominent feature of his personality, they maintain, that he just can’t keep them under lock,” he wrote, then noted that the president has provided plenty of evidence to bolster those critics’ assessment.

“He has described himself as ‘the least racist person ever,’ but since he launched his presidential run by describing Mexican immigrants as rapists and murderers,” he wrote, “Trump has described Puerto Ricans as lazy, Muslims as wannabe terrorists, African-Americans as thugs, Jews as proficient with money and women as inferior sexual objects. It’s only among neo-Nazis, apparently, that Trump has found ‘some fine people.’”

Some Trump supporters argue that the reality TV game show host turned president is “crazy like a fox,” and using chaos and confusion to always have the upper hand. The problem with that assertion, said Shalev, is that Trump’s loose cannon nature all too often ends up undermining his administration.

“The U.S. president has shot himself in the foot so regularly that it is only natural to assume he may not be the sharpest pencil in the box,” he said. From the Comey firing to the bevy of loud, indiscreet attorneys hired by the White House to Trump’s “ham-handed” attempt to explain away his eldest son’s meeting with Russian operatives, the president can’t — as one conservative pundit said — stop tripping over his own “you-know-what.”

Shalev discussed Josh Marshall’s theory of “Trump’s razor” — a satirical take on “Occam’s razor,” the theory that the simplest explanation is almost always correct. “Trump’s razor” states that when faced with multiple explanations for a Trump phenomenon, “the stupidest is always the right one.”

“But even if we assume that Trump is far from stupid, and definitely not a ‘moron,’” Shalev concluded, “most people would agree that both his election and his presidency are an insult to America’s intelligence, as well as the world’s.”

 

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Another alt-right Bigot Sex-Offendor Arrested Threatening Howard U Students

One of your typical 4Chan white wing Child Molestor types…Let’s hope he doesn’t get a Chumph Judge and gets to spend a long time in DC Jail..

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Sex offender arrested for threats against Howard University students: ‘It’s not murder if they’re black’

John Edgar Rust has been arrested making racially-motivated threats against students at the historically-black Howard University in Washington, DC.

According to WUSA-TV, the 26-year-old Rust, who was convicted in 2012 of “indecent liberties with a child by custodian and aggravated sexual battery,” made threats against the lives of Howard students on the infamous 4chan message boards in 2015.

Rust made his post during a period of racial unrest at Missouri University.

“I left MU yesterday because I couldn’t put up with it anymore,” Rust wrote in his Facebook post. “I go home to Maryland and what do I see? The same old s***. Turn on the news and it’s always the n***** causing trouble everywhere. So I’ve decided. Any n***** left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapskate n***** who try to get out using the metro will regret that choice real fast.”

Rust also claimed that “it’s not murder if they’re black.”

Because he made the post from a Panera Bread in Alexandria, Virginia, Rust was charged with “transmission in interstate commerce of a communication containing threats to injure the person of another” due to the location of Howard. He could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.

 
 

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Disaster as Measured by Body Count

First we get the POS Chumph discussion in Puerto Rico about a “real disaster” –

There are likely hundreds dead. Unfortunately the process used to certify death in Puerto Rico is held up by damage due to the storm.

Miami Herald:

On Wednesday, the Puerto Rico government, maintained that the official number of deaths as a result of the catastrophe was 16. But the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, for its initials in Spanish) has confirmed that there are dozens of hurricane-related deaths and the number could rise to the hundreds.

The dead are at the hospital morgues, which are at capacity and in remote places where the government has yet to go. In many cases, families are unaware of the deaths. The government’s Demographic Registry is responsible for certifying deaths so bodies can be removed by funeral homes, many of which are  not operating because of lack of resources. The agency  began to certify some of the dead Monday, Health Secretary Rafael Rodríguez-Mercado confirmed in an interview.

Public Safety Secretary Héctor Pesquera told the CPI that the names of the dead because of the hurricane will not be revealed until relatives can be notified. The continuing lack of communication has kept many people from knowing the whereabouts of their families. Since the storm’s immediate aftermath, many people have gone daily to radio stations so  the on-air personalities can announce the names of family members with whom they have been unable to communicate.

Trump contrasts Puerto Rico death toll to ‘a real catastrophe like Katrina’

President Donald Trump told Puerto Rican officials Tuesday they should be “very proud” that hundreds of people haven’t died after Hurricane Maria as they did in “a real catastrophe like Katrina.”

“Every death is a horror,” Trump said, “but if you look at a real catastrophe like Katrina and you look at the tremendous — hundreds and hundreds of people that died — and you look at what happened here with, really, a storm that was just totally overpowering … no one has ever seen anything like this.”
“What is your death count?” he asked as he turned to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. “17?”
“16,” Rosselló answered.
“16 people certified,” Trump said. “Sixteen people versus in the thousands. You can be very proud of all of your people and all of our people working together. Sixteen versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud. Everybody watching can really be very proud of what’s taken place in Puerto Rico.”
 

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Yet Another Chumph Racist Lie About Puerto Rico

The racist POS Chumph opens his mouth again to lie…

Trump complains Puerto Ricans won’t aid relief: ‘Their drivers have to start driving trucks’

…Trump called out truckers in Puerto Rico as not helpful enough, which may have been based on false reports from right-wing blogs that the island’s Teamsters union had gone on strike.

“We need their truck drivers, their drivers have to start driving trucks,” Trump said. “We have to do that, so at a local level they have to give us more help. I will tell you the first responders, the military, FEMA, they have done an incredible job in Puerto Rico, and whether it’s (the San Juan mayor) or anybody else, they’re all starting to say it. I appreciate very much the governor and his comments. He has said we have done an incredible job and that’s the truth.”

U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Valle said “zero blame” should be placed on truckers, many of whom are unable to get to work due to storm damage or are unable to get fuel for their vehicles….

The real problem?

Puerto Rico, short on fuel, cannot deliver food and medicine to the victims of Hurricane Maria

…Then there’s the issue of sustaining operations at Crowley’s port. Powering generators — including for a large amount of refrigerated containers, which contain perishable food and medicine — requires 2,500 gallons of diesel per day. There’s also a lack of fuel for trucks to deliver these supplies to the 3.4 million Americans across the island.

“It makes me sad and frustrated,” said Jose Pache Ayala, vice president of Crowley Puerto Rico Services. “Just to see that we have here all these goods, and that people out there are just begging, anxious, in the need of such important supplies and they are all sitting here in this yard.”

One of the biggest supermarket chains on the island, Supermercados Econo, has 104 containers in the Crowley yard and is only slowly moving them out. Major food distributor V Suarez has 114 containers. Wal-Mart has 70 containers stuck at the terminal for lack of trucks, drivers and fuel to move them out.

There are 226 supermarkets ready to open across the island, but they can’t open their doors until they have the diesel to fuel generators to power the buildings, according to the head of the food and beverage association.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has stepped in to help alleviate the fuel distribution disruption. On Wednesday afternoon, more than a dozen fuel trucks departed Crowley’s terminal in San Juan.

The Department of Defense has also stepped in to support FEMA’s efforts to stabilize the situation…

And just today –

Joy and relief greet Puerto Rico fuel deliveries after hurricane

…Two weeks after Hurricane Maria plowed into the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, cutting power and hobbling fuel distribution, finding gasoline and diesel has become a regular ordeal for the island’s 3.4 million residents, with no guarantee of success.

Rodriguez, a 63-year-old retiree with a bright shock of white hair and beard, was one of the lucky few on Monday. He managed to purchase enough gasoline for both his car and his generator at home, where he cares for his 93-year-old father.

Fuel scarcity has been one of the major headaches facing hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, which relies on gas shipped from the U.S. mainland.

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday reported progress in getting fuel supplies to the island, with 500,000 barrels of diesel and close to 1 million barrels of gasoline due to arrive in upcoming days.

More than 720 of the island’s 1,100 gas stations were now up and running, Rossello added, which he said should allow more Puerto Ricans to operate generators and get around.

Puma Energy, which is partially owned by commodities trading giant Trafigura, operates six terminals on the Caribbean island, and is working with the regional government to add more delivery trucks to its fleet….

Why it took so long to get fuel to Puerto Rico –

Why Puerto Rico is being denied shipping deliveries of fuel

…Some members of Congress want the Trump administration to suspend shipping restrictions that would allow more fuel and emergency supplies to reach Puerto Rico.

The Jones Act prohibits foreign-flagged vessels from picking up and delivering fuel between U.S. ports. That act was suspended from Sept. 8 through Sept. 22 to allow shipments to Texas and Florida after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Puerto Rico was included under that waiver for petroleum products.

Since that suspension ended Sept. 22, the Trump administration hasn’t issued a new one for Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria struck. That hurricane wiped out the power supply, destroyed cell towers and led to massive fuel shortages on the island that relies on diesel for much of its power.

President Trump, who plans to visit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, said the administration is studying the waiver request, but that shipping interests are opposed.

“Well, we’re thinking about that, but we have a lot of shippers and a lot of people that work in the shipping industry that don’t want the Jones Act lifted, and we have a lot of ships out there right now,” Trump said. “And I will tell you the governor was very generous yesterday with some statements and so was the mayor of San Juan; very, very generous with their statements.”…

 

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