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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosa Luxemburg View Post
    Never defend Andy Ngo

    "Far-right forces will converge on Portland tomorrow, incited by the right-wing provocateur Andy Ngo. Though he poses as a journalist, the purpose of his platform is to sow harassment and violence against his targets on the Left — and the mainstream media have fallen for it."

    https://jacobinmag.com/2019/08/andy-...rtland-bigotry
    He was criminally assaulted and ended up in the hospital with a hematoma in his head. Nothing justifies that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    He was criminally assaulted and ended up in the hospital with a hematoma in his head. Nothing justifies that.

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    Your moral compass is broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    Your moral compass is broken.
    I'm not the one defending Andy Ngo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rosa Luxemburg View Post
    I'm not the one defending Andy Ngo.
    I'm not defending Andy Ngo. I'm pushing back against your defense of criminal assault as an acceptable action against someone for what? Espousing Islamaphobic opinions?

    We're trying to have a civilization here. You can't physically assault people just because you think they're a bigoted ass.

    We can't start hospitalizing each other because we thing the other person is a jerk.

    EDIT: You know what? I am defending him. As a human being with the right not to be physically attacked without cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    He was criminally assaulted and ended up in the hospital with a hematoma in his head. Nothing justifies that.
    Do we have more than his own claim that he received brain damage, though?

    Because demonizing Antifa and blaming them for shit they did not do is what Proud Boys do.

    I don't trust Ngo farther than I can throw a cement milkshake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami View Post
    Scaramucci is a Scaramouche as far as I am concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    I'm not defending Andy Ngo. I'm pushing back against your defense of criminal assault as an acceptable action against someone for what? Espousing Islamaphobic opinions?

    We're trying to have a civilization here. You can't physically assault people just because you think they're a bigoted ass.

    We can't start hospitalizing each other because we thing the other person is a jerk.

    EDIT: You know what? I am defending him. As a human being with the right not to be physically attacked without cause.
    You obviously didn't read the story or know much about Ngo, while any assault is wrong he's not just 'some innocent islamaphobe'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    Your moral compass is broken.
    But the GoP actualy elected this guy: Rep. Matt Shea endorsed training children to fight in holy war

    But newly leaked emails, first reported by The Guardian on Wednesday, as well as a video on Shea’s public Facebook page, reveal the Spokane Valley lawmaker has had close ties with a group called Team Rugged that trained children, teens and men in their early 20s for religious combat.

    “The entire purpose behind Team Rugged is to provide patriotic and biblical training on war for young men,” a man identified as the group’s leader, Patrick Caughran, wrote in a July 2016 email to Shea. “Everything about it is both politically incorrect and what would be considered shocking truth to most modern christians. There will be scenarios where every participant will have to fight against one of the most barbaric enemies that are invading our country, Muslims terrorists.”

    Caughran added that a Team Rugged event would offer “biblical teaching” based on the works of John Weaver, a racist preacher who has defended slavery, idolized the Confederacy and condemned interracial marriage. The Southern Poverty Law Center says Weaver “has recently become a leading proponent of training Christians for armed battle.”

    The event also would offer weapons training, Caughran told Shea. “Those who attend will learn combatives, the use of a knife in defense, close quarters shooting with rifle and pistol and how to work effectively in teams of 2, 3 and 4.”

    Caughran went on to ask Shea to connect him with “John Jacob Schmidt,” the pseudonym of far-right podcaster Jack Robertson, who once proposed physically attacking liberal demonstrators in a leaked group chat that included Shea.

    Shea replied to Caughran and passed along his request to Robertson.
    There's a pic of the Email and more in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuck View Post
    He was criminally assaulted and ended up in the hospital with a hematoma in his head. Nothing justifies that.
    Not defending a piece of shit like Ngo doesn't mean you approve of what happened to him.

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    On this date, in both 2014, as well as in 2015, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" profiled former Georgia Congressman Paul Broun, who became infamous for giving a speech in front of a backdrop of dozens of deer trophies where he claimed that evolution and the Big Bang Theory were "lies from the pit of Hell", which was really sad considering he was on the House Science Committee. He was also a big climate change denier, telling the John Birch Society that "global warming is a hoax" in 2010, advocating for racial profiling by the TSA to harass people that appeared to be Middle Eastern, and repeatedly calling the Obama administration socialist or comparing its policies to Nazi Germany. Broun’s affection for appearing around dead animals also didn’t serve him so well after the death of Zimbabwe's cherished Cecil the Lion in July of 2015, when Broun responded to the controversy by bragging about killing and eating a lion himself in Zimbabwe, displaying the taxidermied remains in his office. Broun tried running for Georgia's U.S. Senate seat in 2014, and lost in the primary to David Perdue. Because of Georgia election law, that left him unable to also run for his U.S. House seat, which he had to give up in January 2015, and he decided to try and weasel his way back into Congress in 2016 by challenging incumbent Republican Doug Collins for his seat to represent Georgia’s 9th District, instead of his old one back in Georgia’s 10th District, that is now occupied by Jody Hice. Broun got crushed in that race, only receiving 22% of the vote, and entering his seventies as it happened, it seems his career has come to a screeching halt.
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    In 2016, 2017, as well as 2018, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” presented our original profile of the one-term U.S. House Representative for Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, Jason Lewis, who did manage to win office in 2016 over Democrat Angie Craig by about 6,000 votes, to replaces former House Rep. John Kline in Congress. This is unfortunate, as we have discussed, Lewis was most famous for being a radically conservative radio talk show host in Minnesota, who famously quit live on air right after promoting his own Ayn Rand-inspired libertarian website that has interesting topics like “exposing the global warming hoax,” promoting a “Free Market Education,” and championing states’ rights. Lewis just up and walked off the job in about the most unprofessional manner possible.

    No matter how good the results have been for Governor Mark Dayton in Minnesota as the state has come to boom under Democrats’ policies, Lewis has refused to give an iota of credit to them for it, clinging to ideology before any reason. And that’s putting it mildly…

    Let’s just recap some of the highlights from Jason Lewis’ time on air… back on November 9th, 2012, he was beside himself about President Obama having won a second term. he reacted to the election loss of Mitt Romney by looking at the racial demographics of it… and lamenting, how white people were committing “cultural suicide” and “political suicide” with their failure to procreate at the same level as Hispanics. “I don’t want to make a racial thing out of this. I’m just stating a fact.” Two days later on November 11th, 2012, Lewis was still looking at demographics that the Republicans lost, this time female voters, and he had this rant:

    I never thought in my lifetime where’d you have so many single, or I should say, yeah, single women who would vote on the issue of somebody else buying their diaphragm. This is a country in crisis. Those women are ignorant in, I mean, the most generic way. I don’t mean that to be a pejorative. They are simply ignorant of the important issues in life. Somebody’s got to educate them. There's something about young, single women where they’re behaving like Stepford wives. They walk in lockstep—is that really the most important thing to a 25-year old unmarried woman—uh, getting me to pay for her pills? Seriously?! Is that what we’ve been reduced to? You can be bought off for that? You’ve got a vast majority of young single women who couldn’t explain to you what GDP means. You know what they care about? They care about abortion. They care about abortion and gay marriage. They care about The View. They are non-thinking.”
    Silly idiot ladies casting a vote without even knowing what they’re thinking, except they can get birth control easier… am I right, fellas?

    Yeah, Lewis is that terrible, and then some. How much of an ***hole does someone have to be to pitch-hit for Rush Limbaugh? Because Lewis got to do that back in in 2008, where he compared taxing the rich to “slavery”, and in 2009 he decided to start demonizing victims of Hurricane Katrina were “a bunch of whiners”. He’s used the Supreme Court’s previous rulings on slavery as well when discussing their rulings on same sex marriage, and even since leaving talk radio, has spoken about the income disparity between whites and African Americans in less than endearing ways, saying, “the median income for blacks in America would make them rich in most African nations.”

    Of course, there are two phrases we’ve seen in discussing Jason Lewis’ opinions that seem to have a common thread. What do you think of when you think of when you see “states’ rights”, and “slavery”? It might be that you just thought of the Civil War, and guess what? Lewis has some opinions on that. He once suggested a Constitutional amendment to allow states the right to secede from the union, and also questions why the Civil War needed to be fought, arguing that it was fought over “states’ rights” and not slavery, at all (which is false). And we all know how important defending the Confederacy is to voters way north of the Mason-Dixon line in Minnesota, right?

    Lewis flat out refused to hold a town hall and explain his vote for Trumpcare or say even his vote to prevent federal funding to go to his own state to fund a light rail project in Minnesota and his constituents responded by protesting outside his actual home. It seems Jason Lewis doesn’t like siege tactics on his homestead very much, and would rather put the screws to the citizenry without having to answer for it.

    Prior to Jason Lewis’ rematch in 2018 against Angie Craig, … even more audio recordings have emerged of him from his days in talk radio, including even more thoughts on race, which amount to bigoted-ass falsehoods:


    But that’s not all, audio also was uncovered where Jason Lewis gave his thoughts about Rush Limbaugh’s sexist attacks on Sandra Fluke, and big surprise, he’s an ***hole who had Rush’s back, and went on an unprompted sexist tirade:


    And that had a lot to do with why Jason Lewis was bounced from office, only getting 47% of the vote against Angie Craig with the Blue Wave at her back. We’re hoping we don’t have to profile him again this time next year… because he’s hinting he might try and take his seat back from Congresswoman Craig, or even more unbelievably, he might want to take a crack at unseating Minnesota Senator Tina Smith. Frankly, we would just rather he went away, and wherever “away” is, that he stays there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Maiden View Post
    And they probably got them from here in Indiana or Wisconsin. The FOP in Portage, Indiana is even holding a $5 a ticket raffle for a top prize of an AR-15, 2nd prize a 9mm handgun and third prize of a knife. In fact if you google FOP gun raffle, you will get a scary number of hits.
    You know, I made a joke on Twitter about people potentially fleeing the state of Illinois due to the state curriculum adding events in American history about LGBT advancements (the Stonewall riots, for example), and I commented that they won't go far; they'll miss their easy access to virtual slot machines and saving .75% on purchases at gas stations once they move to a state that aligns with their politics (though given Portage's location to Chicagoland, they'd have to go out of their way for those slots).

    Seriously; if you're gonna raffle off a gun, why not, as the article featured a person commenting, a hunting rifle that could not only be more useful in the area for the upcoming deer season, but also not the freaking gun of choice for mass shooters?

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    No, to the best of my knowledge we don't have anything from Ngo beyond his word about his injuries, which he will gladly spin for capitalizing on the naivete of the media. Also, he was assaulted because he had doxed members of 'antifa' in the past and was attempting to do so there at the rally. His actions, and the actions of others like him, has placed real lives in danger. It has lead previously to members of the Proud Boys and affiliated groups showing up at the homes of suspected 'antifa' to threaten them, as they have been known to do: https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/proud-boys-house-calls/

    Ngo is not an innocent journalist just 'reporting the facts'. He's a provocateur and propagandist who puts people's lives in danger and will gladly do so again and again. He doesn't deserve your sympathy, your tears, or your concern, especially not in the light of the actual threat of the white supremacist, fascist militia he works with.
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    More than I was expecting:

    The scene at Steve King’s town hall today in Grundy Center, Iowa. Photo by Brenna Norman
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