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Things Are Not Totally Lost in Texas – F* Trump Truck

Brave Truck driver in Texas, scorning the Chumph and his sheep.

Think the Sheriff ought to leave him alone. After all, it is one of the few signs of moral decency in the entire state.

Maybe someone should start a “Go Fund Me” to get this guy a bigger truck?

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Texas sheriff concerned about truck with anti-Trump message

A Houston-area sheriff said Wednesday he’s concerned the driver of a truck displaying an expletive filled message against President Trump and those who voted for him is creating a situation that could lead to confrontations with people offended by the sign.

In a Facebook post, Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said he discussed with a local prosecutor the possibility of a disorderly conduct charge — a misdemeanor — against the driver.

But at a news conference later Wednesday, Nehls seemed to back down from that idea, saying he supports freedom of speech and acknowledging a 1971 Supreme Court case that overturned the conviction of a man for disturbing the peace for wearing a jacket with an expletive as part of an effort to protest the military draft and the Vietnam War.

“People have called and are offended by the language,” said Nehls, according to CBS affiliate KHOU-TV. “I simply want to talk to the owner and say, ‘Look, the last thing we need to do is have anyone have any confrontation over the language on your truck.'”

“We have not threatened anybody with arrest. We have not written any citations,” Nehls said. “But I think now it would be a good time to have meaningful dialogue with that person and express the concerns out there regarding the language on the truck.”

Authorities know who the driver is but have not yet spoken with the individual. Nehls did not name the driver at his news conference, but KHOU tracked down the owners, Karen and Mike Fonseca. They said they were stunned by the sheriff’s post and said they were entitled to free speech.

“There’s no law against freedom of speech, nothing in the law book here in Texas, I’ve been stopped numerous times, but they can’t write me a ticket,” said Karen Fonseca.

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Her husband said they would not remove the decal.

“No plans to take it down,” said Mike. “Unless he can show me where it says that in the law book, it’s not coming down until the weather takes it down or I replace it with something else.”

The sheriff said he wants to avoid a situation where somebody could take offense to the sign on the truck, possibly leading to a confrontation.

“I don’t want to see anything happen to anyone,” Nehls said. “With people’s … mindset today, that’s the last thing we need, a breach of the peace.”

Legal experts say the Fonsecas have a constitutionally protected right to express the message on the truck.

“It would be dangerous to our freedoms if you start going that route where a sheriff has the right to start censoring people about what might be offensive,” said Philip Hilder, a Houston criminal defense attorney and former federal prosecutor.

Hilder said he doesn’t think Fort Bend County — located southwest of Houston — would have a case for disorderly conduct against the driver of the truck.

“Is (the sign on the truck) tasteful? No. Is it dignified? No, but it’s still a person’s statement that is constitutionally protected,” Hilder said.

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2017 in Second American Revolution

 

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As American as Baseball…

Ain’t that the truth!

What is “under the radar” in the media is the size and reach of the anti-racist movement. Largely that is because these folks protest peacefully instead of using confrontation tactics.

Big mistake.

The fact that the MSM and white wing go far out of their way to try and suppress these folks and to discredit the movement, is all the evidence your really need to measure their threat to white supremacists like the Chumph.

 

Fans ejected from Fenway Park after hanging ‘Racism is as American as baseball’ banner

A banner reading “Racism is as American as baseball” was hung over the Green Monster at Fenway Park during a game between the Red Sox and Athletics on Wednesday night. It reportedly remained in place for a few minutes before being removed by stadium security, and the fans who hung the sign were ejected.

“We are a group of white anti-racist protestors,” the fans said in a statement to The Post. “We want to remind everyone that just as baseball is fundamental to American culture and history, so too is racism. White people need to wake up to this reality before white supremacy can truly be dismantled. We urge anyone who is interested in learning more or taking action to contact their local racial justice organization.”

“During the fourth inning of tonight’s game, four fans unfurled a banner over the left field wall in violation of the club’s policy prohibiting signs of any kind to be hung or affixed to the ballpark,” the Red Sox said in a statement. “The individuals involved were escorted out of Fenway Park.”

A member of the group, who spoke with The Post via email on condition of anonymity, said the group at Fenway consisted of five individuals, with the fifth member “doing documentation across the stadium.” The person said the quintet was “not associated with any particular organization although all of us do work as organizers in various Boston groups that combat white supremacy and racism.”

“We are responding to a long history of racism and white supremacy in the United States that continues to pervade every aspect of American culture today,” the protester said, adding of the decision to stage their demonstration at a nationally televised Red Sox game, “We deliberately chose a platform in an attempt to reach as many people as possible.”

Some observers Wednesday were left confused as to whether the banner was a condemnation or an endorsement of racism. “I guess we should have seen that coming but we also didn’t think of it as an ambiguous message,” a group member told CNN NE. “It’s kind of telling that it is being interpreted as one.”

According to ESPN, third base umpire Joe West was involved in the decision to have the sign and fans removed, and some other fans at the ballpark booed as the foursome was escorted out….

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2017 in The Definition of Racism, The New Jim Crow

 

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Historic ‘End White Supremacy’ Sign

We need to find ways big and small to fight back, disrupt, and yes – even destroy the Chump’s government and plans every single day…

Historic ‘End White Supremacy’ Sign Reinstalled In New York City

The message, referencing a 1963 civil rights protest, is shamefully relevant today.

In 1963, a protestor scrawled the words “End White Supremacy” onto a sign and carried it during a civil rights march in New York. Over 50 years have passed and, disgracefully, the message pleading for the most essential of human rights remains just as relevant.

In 2008, digging through archival photographs, artist Sam Durant found an image of the ‘60s sign. Durant creates large-scale lightboxes featuring language culled from various protests and demonstrations throughout history, often focusing on the Civil Rights Movement and Black Panther protests. He gravitates towards words whose relevance is not bound up with any one time or event, whose message resounds regardless.

The artist scanned and cropped the sign’s language to create one such text-based artwork, which was mounted on the exterior of New York’s Paula Cooper Gallery just around the time America elected its first black president until 2009.

On Nov. 29, however, the piece was restored to the Paula Cooper Gallery facade. The sign’s return is a response to the recent election of Donald Trump, who, as a candidate, was widely accused of feeding off the racism, misogyny and xenophobia lingering on the fringes of the American psyche, giving bigotry a platform and ushering it into the mainstream.

Gallery owner Paula Cooper explained the importance of using skills and resources to fight against the normalization of hate and fear in an interview with Hyperallergic.

“We should, as spaces available and open to the public, do whatever we can to resist and overcome whatever abominations are about to confront us,” Cooper said. “How we best do that is the question.”…

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Second American Revolution

 

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Freedom of Speech – Or More Conservative Bigotry?

Yet more of that conservatism creeping out from under that rock. Conservatism is racism. The fact that I may repect you Freedom of Speech Right to makebigoted comments…

In no way infringes on my Freedom of Speech right to correctly call you or your comments racist.

The point being, while every time someone calls a conservative racist they might not be correct…But in the preponderance of instances they are absolutely correct.

A fact reinforced by some many conservatives loudly and frequently expressing such categorically bigoted beliefs.

Folks like Republican State Chair Don Yelton of North Carolina 2 weeks ago

“…the voter identification law is not unfair, in that “if [the law] hurts the whites, so be it. If it hurts a bunch of lazy blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it.

Heritage Foundation “scholar” John Richwine

No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants will have low-IQ children and grandchildren is difficult to argue against.

In an interview with public radio station KRBD, Representative Don Young of Alaska launched his appeal to bring more Latinos into the “Big Tent” of the Republican Party.

“I used to own — my father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” he said. “You know, it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now.”

Then there was this post by the Chicago Republican Psrty

Arkansas Town Responds To Controversial ‘Anti-Racist Is A Code Word For Anti-White’ Sign

An Arkansas town with a reportedly dark past rooted in racial discrimination is pushing back after an “anti-racist” billboard went up on a major roadway there last month.

Someone in Harrison, Ark., is paying $200 a month for an entire year to display this 12-by-24–foot sign with the message “Anti-Racist is a Code Word for Anti-White”.

The billboard has been up since Oct. 15 in the north Arkansas town. The Huffington Post first learned of its existence when a reader who spotted the sign on a recent road trip sent in a photo.

“Although we were all horrified by the billboard and really could not understand how this could happen in 2013, I did photograph it as I needed more time to meditate on the people that did this,” the tipster wrote.

Harrison has just 34 black residents out of a population of 12,943, according to 2010 census figures cited by KATV. Ten years ago, the town established a race-relations task force in an attempt to adjust it’s reputation for racial discrimination and violence.

report from the Associated Press calls attention to race riots in the early 20th century that were responsible for chasing “all but one black person from Harrison.”The KKK uses a P.O. Box located in the town, and its headquarters are 15 miles away in Zinc, Ark.

Many Harrison residents, including the mayor, are not happy about the billboard. To them, it’s an unwelcome reminder of the town’s past and an inaccurate marker of how far Harrison has come.

“It goes against everything that the Diversity Council, Harrison High School have taught the young that are growing up here in Harrison,” resident Dena McGlynn told Arkansas Matters, “and I wish they’d just take it down.”

After the sign went up last month, about 30 protestors gathered to speak out against its message. (According to the AP, two men also showed up in support of the sign; one was equipped with a hand-written poster reading, “White People 4 Free Speech.”)

“The important thing is that we show the outside world that sign is not Harrison,” Mayor Jeff Crockett told the group, according to the Harrison Daily Times.

To further reinforce the town’s stance against the sign, the mayor’s office also released a recorded message:

“While the clients that are responsible for the sign are exercising their freedom of speech, the mayor’s office considers the content inflammatory, distasteful and not in line with the truth on how Harrison is a city of welcoming and tolerant citizens. The owners of the signage, who I am unaware of, and the owners of the structure, which I understand is the Harrison Sign Co., should be ashamed to display such antiquated ideology and hatred that adversely affects Harrison as a whole.”The resident responsible for the billboard, who has chosen to remain anonymous, says it’s meant to be a political statement about free speech.

“There is a double-standard in this country regarding differences of opinion,” he said in a statement. “Those differences of opinion do not make a person racist. The first amendment right to freedom of speech is for everyone. That is the point of the message.”

He further explained his reasoning in an interview with the Harrison Daily Times:

“The word, ‘racist’ is a loaded term — loaded against white people,” the man said. “It’s a public secret. Everyone knows it’s the truth, and yet, no one will talk about it.”Claude West, the owner of the Harrison Sign Company, released a statement to the media explaining his decision to keep the sign up. “Regardless of the opinion a person holds, or what I think about that opinion, I believe he or she has a right to express it,”he said.

The Huffington Post reached West by phone on Wednesday afternoon. He said the sign is still up and that he has no intention of removing it.

“I have a business and I didn’t see it as racial. The person wanted to put it [up]. Simply because he’s white, he doesn’t need to be called racist. It’s the first amendment,” West said. “People see the word ‘racist’ and that’s all they see, they don’t read the rest of it. My duty is to allow the first amendment no matter what people think.”

In response, Harrison’s race-relations task force plans to exercise its own first amendment rights and put up a billboard with a “Love Your Neighbor” message and a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.:

 
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Posted by on November 8, 2013 in The New Jim Crow

 

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