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Emboldening Bigots – Welcome to Trump America… Black Woman Attacked in Starbucks

This sort of thing is happening more and more in this country. Most of these racist scum seem to be targeting black women, Probably realizing attacking healthy black men with less than 6 of their closest compatriots around to help will likely lead to exhaustion of their Obamacare benefits.

Black woman called ‘n****r b*tch’ at Starbucks — and customers ‘sat silently’ as she was spat on

Nothing unusual here. A young woman enjoying a cup of coffee at Starbucks.

An associate dean at Seattle University explained in an essay published by KUOWthis week that he and a friend suffered a racial attack at Starbucks while most of the other customers “sat silently.”

Dr. Bob Hughes said that he was catching up with a fellow administrator at a local Starbucks when he felt liquid on his right hand that later turned out to be spit from a man who called his friend a “f*cking n*gger bitch.”

“That’s right, f*cking n*gger bitch,” Hughes recalled the man repeating before walking out the door.

“I turned to my colleague and asked if she knew the young man,” Hughes wrote. “She had never seen him. He went outside and stood at the window yelling more comments that we could not hear and finally walked away down the street.”

“He saw two African-Americans sitting in a Starbucks and decided that it was OK to assault us,” he noted. “She and I were dressed in the kind of professional attire anyone would expect a college administrator to be wearing in the middle of a work day, are still targets for hate.”

But the young man didn’t see educated college administrators sitting at the table. He saw two black people and, in his twisted sense of the rules of life, our socio-economic status, educational accomplishments or our age required no respect or deference. In fact, he seemed only to see a woman of color whom he could brazenly assault in an open space with others watching.

And although a Starbucks manager assisted in filing a police report and another woman apologized for the man’s behavior, Hughes lamented that most customers acted like the incident never happened.

“Everyone else at the café sat silently or went on with their business. In a truly post-racial world, that would not be how things work,” he insisted. “In a post-racial world, that kind of violation would mobilize every person in that space to actively resist an assault on two people – an assault that happened because of our race and because of the gender of my colleague.”

Hughes speculated that the suspect’s attacks would escalate and become more violent unless he was confronted and shamed by onlookers.

“Unstopped, antisocial behavior like this escalates. And he lives in a world right now where he felt safe taking these actions,” Hughes warned.

Indeed, the racial tension in the Republican Party has gotten so bad, minority Party Members and Officials are fleeing the Party en masse. Here South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican of Indian heritage – lays the issue right on Trump’s doorstep, and compares his rhetoric to that which spurred Dylan Roof to murder the Charleston Church members…

Haley criticizes Trump and his rhetoric

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday she wishes Donald Trump communicated differently because bad things result from divisive rhetoric, as evidenced by last June’s massacre in Charleston.

The Republican governor said divisive speech motivated Dylann Roof to gun down nine black parishioners at historic Emanuel AME Church. Police have said the white 22-year-old charged with their killings wanted to start a race war.

The Confederate flag that Roof was seen brandishing in photos had to be removed from the Statehouse grounds, she said, and she supports sending the rebel flag in The Citadel’s chapel to a museum too. But she opposes renaming buildings or monuments associated with the state’s racist past.

Haley, who endorsed then-candidate Marco Rubio ahead of South Carolina’s primary, said she has vocally criticized Trump because “I know what that rhetoric can do. I saw it happen.”

She said she doesn’t think people who support Trump are racist or haters.

“That’s a different kind of anger. They’re upset with Washington, D.C. They’re upset nothing’s got done,” she said. “The way he communicates that, I wish were different.”

Trump has a responsibility for the country’s well-being to use a civil, respectful tone, she told reporters two weeks ahead of the anniversary of the Emanuel shooting.

 

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This is Going to End Badly

Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the 60’s white racist attacks on Civil Rights workers were common. The very racism of the right wing led the to badly underestimate what was actually going on in America, and the fact that a lot of white folks were getting pissed off because of their violence as well. Anti War sentiment, as well as anti-racism and the assassinations of MLK and Bobby Kennedy led to the evolution of left wing groups like Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), which spun off groups like the Weathermen, or more officially, the Weather Underground.

Ergo – Violence begets violence. And egged on by racist right wing news commentators and periodicals… Things are headed that way in this country…Again.

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are better ways to handle protest than to have your supporters attack and beat protesters as Trump has done, then crow about it on National News. It appears that Trump is either too stupid, or arrogant to understand that what sits at the bottom of the candle he insists on lighting isn’t the better America…It is the worst of America.

Israel found out the hard way what systemic oppression and violence brings.

The principle of self defense, even involving weapons and bloodshed, has never been condemned, even by Gandhi.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

During the Vietnam War, some anti-war protestors actually committed suicide by setting themselves on fire to protest the war. Islamic groups not infrequently have members willing to strap on explosive devices and blow themselves up in restaurants and gathering places. Just a reminder of how far powerless and oppressed folks will go. And while power comes out of the barrel of a gun…Courage doesn’t.

This Domestic Terrorism against peaceful protestors and over the top racist rhetoric encouraging violence needs to stop.

Trump rallies get rough

Protesters and supporters increasingly mix it up in the most combustible atmosphere on the campaign trail.

Last month, protesters interrupted a Donald Trump rally in Virginia with chants of “Dump Trump” and clashed with his supporters, one of whom was caught on camera spitting in a protester’s face. Another video caught a protester chanting “black power” and a Trump supporter responding with “white power” as a police officer stood between the two.

Multiple groups of Hispanic protesters interrupted the mogul at a rally in Miami, where video showed a Trump supporter dragging a protester to the ground and kicking him. In September, outside a Trump rally in Dallas, dozens of police officers, some on horseback, pushed back hundreds of shouting protesters after breaking up a tense standoff with the real-estate tycoon’s supporters.

On Wednesday, a protester who was once convicted of bringing a bomb to a military facility was arrested at a rally in Massachusetts, and on Saturday video showed supporters punching and kicking a protester who interrupted a rally in Alabama, while Trump himself later suggested that the man had it coming.

Welcome to the most combustible presidential campaign in recent memory.

The candidate’s angry rhetoric — on subjects like undocumented Mexican immigrants, political correctness and “thugs” in Baltimore — has made his run a magnet for disaffected supporters and for identity politics protesters determined to steal the spotlight and disrupt his events. Trump’s relish for confrontation, where other politicians would seek to minimize it, has only fueled the fire.

“Isn’t a Trump rally much more exciting than these other ones?” Trump said on Wednesday as police escorted a protester yelling, “Trump’s a racist” from a rally in Worcester, Massachusetts. “That kind of stuff only adds to the excitement,” he added.

Indeed, many observers say that Trump’s rallies seem to be more turbulent than those of any presidential candidate since the 1960s, with a clash of opposing cultural factions reminiscent of those outside abortion clinics or the Supreme Court on the day a divisive decision is announced.

“Trump brings something that we haven’t really seen on this scale before,” said Erik Bergling, CEO of EPG Security, which protects the Republican National Convention and other political events.

Benjamin Ness, a former Secret Service agent who has protected several presidential candidates and a co-founder of a private security firm, Fidelis Protection Group, that works political events, said Trump’s high profile makes him an attractive target for protesters. “Protesters know they’re going to get more attention at a Trump rally than at a Kasich rally,” said Ness.

While Black Lives Matter protesters have interrupted several events for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — Democratic candidates who claim to be more sympathetic to their cause — Trump is the only Republican candidate they have regularly targeted to date.

 

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Tea Party – Cong. Giffords Getting Shot Was Her Fault!

This one is hard to swallow…

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in Domestic terrorism

 

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On the Right Wing’s Latest Defense of Assasination

I don’t see Obama supporters coming to political meetings “strapped“.

I don’t see Liberals going to a Presidential Town Hall carrying guns.

Nor do I see ANY Democrat politician talking about “Second Amendment Remedies” in the event of losing an election.

Nor do I see armed Democrats “protesting” at the front door of any Tea Party or Republican Politician’s office.

I don’t see any Democrat talking about “secession” as Governor Rick Perry, Representative Zach Wamp (TN),  and others have openly spouted (and we all know what happened the last time they tried that one!).

We don’t have Liberals blowing away cops on the street because of something they heard on Rachel Maddow like they did on Glenn Beck. or here withAlex Jones and Glenn Beck.

You don’t have Liberals flying airplanes into Federal Offices to protest the Government.

You don’t have Liberals blowing up Federal Offices, including Day Care Centers and killing 162 people.

You don’t have Liberals mailing Anthrax to only conservative news people and Republican Congressmen and Senators.

You don’t have Liberals setting out to kill 108 people and to assasinate the President, or

Blowing away museum guards, or…

Plotting to mass murder police.

You don’t have a single case of a Liberal shooting a right wing Congressman or Senator – or even trying (thank God).

Now us Liberals telling the truth in calling conservatives “stupid”, and “hypocrits” may hurt conservatives minuscule, fragile manhood like hell, but it hardly rises to the level of threat to life and limb boradcast daily on one or more conservative media outlets – nor the sort of threats endured by many liberal bloggers on a day to day basis.

You conservatives enjoy having that 9 Year Old girl’s blood on your hands? Because if you don’t…

WTF are you defending this isht?

Buckdancing and obfuscation about the real issue – which was caused by the way by your “hero”…

“saint” Raygun.

Raygun?

Who shut down the public mental health facilities and dumped thousand of mentally ill on the streets?

Who, by doing so made it damn near impossible to commit folks like the Arizona assassin and the guy who took so many lives at Virginia Tech?

And lastly…

Who makes it impossible to prevent these sort of whack-jobs from buying guns?

It ain’t Liberals.

 

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Republican on Recieving End of Violent Threats?

Eric Cantor

Well – the Republican attack machine has finally gotten just the pie they baked…

Pushback.

According to Virginia Republican Congressman Eric Cantor, who is the House Minority Whip – someone put a bullet through his campaign office window in Richmond, Virginia. Of course Eric, being a Republican hypocrite then went on to say Democrats who had been attacked were crybabies utilizing the attacks for political gain (as if he wasn’t!)…

What gets interesting about Cantor’s claim though – is when you look at the forensic report by the Richmond Police

A Richmond Police detective was assigned to the case. A preliminary investigation shows that a bullet was fired into the air and struck the window in a downward direction, landing on the floor about a foot from the window. The round struck with enough force to break the windowpane but did not penetrate the window blinds. There was no other damage to the room, which is used occasionally for meetings by the congressman.

That is not exactly consistent with a “drive by”. It is consistent with someone having shot in the air, and depending on type of round and gun – they could possibly have been a mile or even two away from Cantor’s office – which destroys the assertion that Cantor’s office was the target. Virginia IS a gun state, in no small part due to the efforts of Mr. Cantor and his Party to keep it that way…

And there is no IQ requirement in Virginia to own a gun.

Cantor is Jewish – and apparently has received a undefined number of anti-Semitic threats. He’s refusing to release those, most probably because the people who made those threats have a high likelihood of belonging to the Tea Party Republicans, who have been invaded by neo-Nazis and other unsavory characters.

At some point, with all the superheated rhetoric and gun waving, though…

Somebody is going to get hurt.

Cantor Says Campaign Office Was Shot At, Accuses Dems of Exploiting Threats

Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor said Thursday that his Richmond campaign office has been shot at and that he’s received “threatening e-mails” — but at the same time the House minority whip accused top Democrats of trying to exploit the threats they’ve been receiving for “political gain.”

Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor said Thursday that his Richmond campaign office has been shot at and that he’s received “threatening e-mails” — but at the same time the House minority whip accused top Democrats of trying to exploit the threats they’ve been receiving for “political gain.”

Cantor said “a bullet was shot through the window” of his campaign office. The incident happened Monday, Fox News has learned, the latest in a rash of apparent threats and acts of intimidation against members of Congress. Most of the threats so far have been reported by Democrats, but Cantor — the No. 2 Republican in the House — is one of about 10 lawmakers who has asked for increased security protection, Fox News has learned.

In brief and pointed remarks, Cantor said he would not be releasing any information about the other threats he’s received, as some lawmakers have done, out of concern that it would “encourage more to be sent.”

And he admonished his colleagues — specifically Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine — for “dangerously fanning the flames by suggesting these incidents be used as a political weapon.”

“Any suggestion that a leader in this body would incite threats or acts against other members is akin to saying that I would endanger myself, my wife or my children,” Cantor said. “It is reckless to use these incidents as media vehicles for political gain.”

Van Hollen told MSNBC on Wednesday that Republican leaders were “pouring more and more gasoline on the flames.” Kaine, in an interview with the Huffington Post, said Republican leaders are “trying to stoke anger” with lies.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., in an interview with MSNBC Wednesday night, said people are getting “signals” from lawmakers on how to behave and that lawmakers need to “disown” the activity before it gets out of control. He suggested his colleagues were culpable.

“If we participate in it, either from the balcony or on the floor of the House, you are aiding and abetting this kind of terrorism, really,” Clyburn said.

And Rep. Phil Hare, D-Ill., told Fox News on Thursday that he thought House Republican Leader John Boehner should step aside for not being more vocal in denouncing the threats.

“He has a responsibility to step up and put an end to this,” Hare said. “I think this is despicable.”

Cantor said Thursday that such threats should not be a “partisan issue.”

Cantor, as minority whip, is the highest elected Jewish politician in the country, and he said some of the threats he’s gotten in the past have been because of his religion. But all the recent threats against lawmakers appear to be connected to the health care debate.

The Department of Homeland Security is involved in the Cantor case because he is a member of the House leadership. U.S. Capitol Police already provide Cantor with a security detail around the clock because of his leadership position, but he has asked for more security.

Fox News has also obtained a threatening message left Friday on the voicemail of Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, which comes on top of a slew of other threats.

Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, released a recording of a voicemail she said she received in which a man repeatedly accuses Republicans of being racists.

I have to agree with the guy who called Schmidt, that the current crop of Republicans are racists…

But despising them and hurting them with anything more than pointing out why they are wrong – are two entirely different things.

Whoever you are – don’t go there!

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2010 in Stupid Republican Tricks

 

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The HNIC (AKA “Speedy”) – Weighs In on “Armageddon”

Uncle Mikkie stays the course, pretty much as you’d expect, in defending the overheated and over the top rhetoric of the far right.

Shep is not impressed…

More on Uncle Mikkie in WashPo –

Michael Steele’s disgraceful comments on Tea Party epithets

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele apparently will do anything to stay on the payroll, even if it means sacrificing his identity as a black man and disgracing himself in the process.

Saturday, some participants at the Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill allegedly yelled racial epithets at black members of Congress, hurled a homosexual slur at a gay member of the House and spat on a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

As expected, Tea Party organizers and Republican leaders condemned the behavior — as if they could do anything else. Steele, who loves to tout himself as the first African American chairman of the GOP, entered the fray Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He also chose to separate himself and the Republican Party not from the Tea Party that he loves, but — referring to the slurs and epithet hurlers — from “idiots out there saying stupid things.”

Steele knows the words he should have used, but he couldn’t bring himself to say them lest he offend the people who put — and keep — him where he is today.

The people who shouted the slurs weren’t “idiots…saying stupid things.”
They were racists and homophobic bigots uttering hateful and inflammatory language. They should have been called out as such.

Steele didn’t go that far because he knows they are part of the conservative base on which his party relies. And so must he, if he wants to keep getting a Republican Party paycheck…or is it 30 pieces of silver?

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2010 in Black Conservatives

 

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