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    Quote Originally Posted by JDogindy View Post
    The ignorance/trolling of the right was on point tonight. "He had to do it. Past governors did it." Also got to hear from those who clearly got their history lessons from Dinesh D'Souza.

    You could've bucked the trend, earn brownie points. Nah; gotta honor the racist.
    He's already honored in Arkansas the home of former President Bill Clinton with a city in his name-Forrest City Arkansas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    I'd agree here, but it does require accurately diagnosing fascism and cruelty.
    I miss the times when you guys didn't put too fine a point on it.

    "But is it really cruel to not give children toothpaste? Kids don't even like brushing!"

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    New Orleans’ Levees Face Biggest Test Since Hurricane Katrina

    Tropical Storm Barry is forecast to hit the city unusually early in the hurricane season, just as the Mississippi River is reaching abnormally high levels.

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    Jeffrey Epstein Was Their Teacher. He Became A Monster.

    Former students of The Dalton School are reconsidering their memories of the disgraced billionaire, who taught in the ’70s and now faces sex trafficking charges. For all we know, Epstein may have been a monster back then, but no one was aware.

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    Trump’s Record Of Ethically Tainted Cabinet Departures Rises With Acosta’s Exit

    No other U.S. president has lost so many Cabinet members in his first term to ethics issues. The explanation for that is rather simple: Trump, being a scumbag only feels comfortable when around other scumbags, be it in business or in the White House.

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    Critics Say Facebook Penalty Is A Slap On The Wrist As Stock Prices Surge

    Democrats in Congress are threatening to take action after the FTC reportedly voted on a $5 billion penalty for Facebook’s privacy violations. Crazy as this sounds, but Zuckerberg probably had that much lying under his sofa cushions. In other words, a drop in the bucket to him.

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    Arab Diplomat Close To White House Insulted Trump Long Before UK Ambassador

    Yousef Al Otaiba of the United Arab Emirates, a confidante of Jared Kushner, said watching Trump speak was “a waste of my time,” emails leaked in 2017 showed. I guess honesty is okay only when it comes to someone from a country Trump is sucking up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeneuron View Post
    He's already honored in Arkansas the home of former President Bill Clinton with a city in his name-Forrest City Arkansas.
    You see, this is why right wing arguments are just so pathetic. We get a report of a Governor today, in 2019, honoring the founder of the KKK. And the response isn't, that shouldn't happen, or I don't think that's right. But some stupid attempt at both side-ism that is as inane as it is inept. A city named for the same man over 100 years ago makes Democrats today equally bad because Clinton was Governor in that State. I assume this means if Clinton in his tenure, did not actively eliminate any reference to the Confederacy in Arkansas, he is exactly the same as the Tenn. Governor honoring the Grand Wizard today.

    I wonder if these poor attempts sound good to the Right Wing, or if they actually know how ridiculous they are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    You see, this is why right wing arguments are just so pathetic. We get a report of a Governor today, in 2019, honoring the founder of the KKK. And the response isn't, that shouldn't happen, or I don't think that's right. But some stupid attempt at both side-ism that is as inane as it is inept. A city named for the same man over 100 years ago makes Democrats today equally bad because Clinton was Governor in that State. I assume this means if Clinton in his tenure, did not actively eliminate any reference to the Confederacy in Arkansas, he is exactly the same as the Tenn. Governor honoring the Grand Wizard today.

    I wonder if these poor attempts sound good to the Right Wing, or if they actually know how ridiculous they are?
    They probably know such comments are ridiculous but make them anyway, mainly to bolster their own lame ass arguments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    They probably know such comments are ridiculous but make them anyway, mainly to bolster their own lame ass arguments.
    I have to disagree with you. I've made some anti-trump posts on Craigslist and have received several off the wall replies from the far right. Makes me wonder what makes people think this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    You see, this is why right wing arguments are just so pathetic. We get a report of a Governor today, in 2019, honoring the founder of the KKK. And the response isn't, that shouldn't happen, or I don't think that's right. But some stupid attempt at both side-ism that is as inane as it is inept. A city named for the same man over 100 years ago makes Democrats today equally bad because Clinton was Governor in that State. I assume this means if Clinton in his tenure, did not actively eliminate any reference to the Confederacy in Arkansas, he is exactly the same as the Tenn. Governor honoring the Grand Wizard today.

    I wonder if these poor attempts sound good to the Right Wing, or if they actually know how ridiculous they are?
    Nope. I'm trying to show a correlation. Despite the guy cowardly killing black union officers he was honored in Arkansas and Mississippi with a city named after him. And apparently with the law in Tenn he continues to be honored. The Confederate is an racist institution in the South. Something like this can't simply be dismantled by shaming someone for carrying out the orders of a law that was already on the books. If the Democrats are serious about rebuking the first KKK leader they need to launch a campaign and repeal all of the honors that had been bestowed on him since the Civil War.

    But they are only trying to bank political points by blaming the Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeneuron View Post
    Nope. I'm trying to show a correlation. Despite the guy cowardly killing black union officers he was honored in Arkansas and Mississippi with a city named after him. And apparently with the law in Tenn he continues to be honored. The Confederate is an racist institution in the South. Something like this can't simply be dismantled by shaming someone for carrying out the orders of a law that was already on the books. If the Democrats are serious about rebuking the first KKK leader they need to launch a campaign and repeal all of the honors that had been bestowed on him since the Civil War.

    But they are only trying to bank political points by blaming the Republican.
    Well, we can't just blame a guy for doing a horrible thing. It's a slippery slope, Karen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeneuron View Post
    He's already honored in Arkansas the home of former President Bill Clinton with a city in his name-Forrest City Arkansas.
    Holy shit dude, I hope you didn't throw your back out reaching that far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeneuron View Post
    Nope. I'm trying to show a correlation. Despite the guy cowardly killing black union officers he was honored in Arkansas and Mississippi with a city named after him. And apparently with the law in Tenn he continues to be honored. The Confederate is an racist institution in the South. Something like this can't simply be dismantled by shaming someone for carrying out the orders of a law that was already on the books. If the Democrats are serious about rebuking the first KKK leader they need to launch a campaign and repeal all of the honors that had been bestowed on him since the Civil War.

    But they are only trying to bank political points by blaming the Republican.
    That's is not what you did. You tried to pull a Clinton is the same because there was a town in his State. Let me explain it to you, right now there is one party that want's to stop honoring the Confederacy and remove the monuments that honor it, and one party, including it's leader, that wants to keep the legacy in place. But keep doing your "both sides" backflips, it's fun watching the gymnastics.
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    On this date in 2014, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” published a profile on Ron Paul, whose love for being the Libertarian wing of the GOP had him suggesting we defund almost every federal agency, cripple our economy by returning its standard to the Gold Standard, and who also ran a regular newsletter that had an odd frequency for printing unpleasant musings about Jews, gays, and African Americans, and would posit conspiracy theories about things like how the Israeli Mossad were really behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Ron Paul also had an amazing tendency to speak ill of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., for whatever reason and was one of the last people to vote against a holiday to honor him. Among the elder Paul’s more inflammatory quotes included discussions of the L.A. Riots only ending because black people had to stop to go pick up their welfare checks, his belief in 9/11 Trutherism, how Social Security would one day be overturned because so was slavery, and that FEMA camps are being set up to lock away American citizens in concentration camps.

    In both 2015, and in 2016, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” published profiles of Steve Brunk, in spite of the fact that he also simultaneously worked for the conservative corporate interest group ALEC, who defended Gov. Sam Brownback's decision to write an executive order to allow businesses to fire LGBT employees based on their sexuality. During debate over an anti-abortion bill in 2010, and whether or not it would have exceptions for rape and incest, Brunk argued that a rape victim needing to show her police report that she reported her assault as a crime would be justified because, “You’d have to have a report that someone stole your car. This is kind of the same thing.” Then he was confused why women were upset that their bodies were being compared to automobiles, because of course he was. Brunk's anti-abortion extremism has led him to submit legislation to ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected (6 weeks), and to ban all D&E abortions (which was overturned by the courts). In 2013, Brunk started taking ideas from the John Birch Society's playbook, and falsely claimed that fluoridated water lowered the average IQ of children who drink it. He has submitted nullification legislation on more than one occasion, blocked the expansion of Medicaid in his state, and even tried passing a law to outlaw all strip joints in Kansas. In 2016, Brunk was forced to resign after he had the gall to actally join a lobbying firm, and then argue that it wasn’t a conflict of interest.
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    On this date in both 2017, as well as 2018, “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled, Lori Saine, who has served as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives since first winning office in the 2012 elections. Now, the reason that we first became aware of Lori Saine, if you recall, was that her named popped up during our profile of Vicki Marble, one of her fellow members of the Colorado state legislature. Marble was the latest in a series of Republican legislators who read a parody web site, got outraged about an article on it (specifically a fake story about people on food stamps using their EBT cards at pot dispensaries), and then tried to legislate based off of their own hysteria. Now, as most were outraged over Marble blaming health problems African Americans face because of their genetics on her opinion that they “eat too much chicken” (which is super-racist), Lori Saine proved she isn’t worthy of the meaning of her surname, when she decided to give a show of solidarity to Marble by showing up at the next committee hearing with a box of Popeye’s chicken. She didn’t apologize, and claimed it was just a coincidence.

    Saine is against just about any kind of regulation you can think of, like after a methane explosion on a property that was once an oil and gas well was allowed to have a home built over it destroyed that house, and killed two people, there were calls to place some sort of regulation on the oil and gas industry to, y’know, keep the public informed where they might be leaving explosive oil and gas reserves behind. But again, Saine’s main interest is in allowing a big business lobby to operate unchecked, and shrug about it whenever bodies turn up as a result.

    And those interests are downright fanatical at times, as you can see exhibited in this video, where in the middle of the legislature, Saine starts chanting “JESUS!” again and again after talking about a “spiritual battlefield” over her proposed abolition of abortion. If she really wanted to prevent abortions, you’d think she would have been all for supporting the rest of the Colorado legislature’s attempts to start a program to fund birth control or IUDs for those who can’t afford them… but no. She’s a fanatic. She actually argued against it by saying, “When subsidizing a commodity, you also reward the behavior surrounding the commodity. So in this scenario, the government is subsidizing sex.” And… that’s not how that works.


    If you’re not getting the idea that she’s one of those die-hard Evangelical extremists just yet, we’ll point out that her record on LGBT rights including voting against a proposed ban on gay conversion therapy on minors, again, not just once, but twice. because she apparently feels Christians should be allowed to do whatever it takes to turn their kids straight.

    Big surprise, she endorsed Ted Cruz for president. But you may have heard about the infighting at that convention between Cruz-aligned “Never Trumpers” and those who sold out their principles to Trump… well Lori Saine was in the middle of that, being caught on video feuding with fellow CSGOPOTD Jason Rapert of Arkansas. We don’t think that’s the worst crazy thing, we’re just entertained whenever two nutballs we’ve profiled go after each other, kind of like Ken Wantanabe advised in that last Godzilla flick.

    We’ll also note that gun control is a hot button issue in Colorado over the past few years, who in the wake of the mass shooting in Aurora at a movie theatre showing The Dark Knight Rises, passed a ban on large-canister magazines like the ones James Holmes used to try to rack up a huge body count. Well, not once, but twice, Lori Saine has sponsored an attempt to repeal that ban, because she’ a 2nd Amendment fanatic and would rather help the gun lobby get rich rather than try to prevent whatever psychopath goes on a rampage from racking up more kills. Maybe that’s part of the reason that in December of 2017, Lori Saine managed to exercise her 2nd Amendment rights to the fullest she thinks they should apply, and got herself arrested for trying to carry a semi-automatic pistol on her person through TSA checkpoints at the Denver International Airport. Charges weren’t filed in the incident, and Saine insisted she wasn’t trying to “test” security. Which means she either forgot she was packing heat, or she knew and wanted to sneak it through for some other purpose. Where was she headed, though? To an annual conference by the conservative group ALEC, who was so put off by her arrest for violating a completely reasonable firearms law that they chose to give her an award for being a hyperpartisan twit.

    Lori Saine still won re-election in 2018 with 59% of the vote, her worst showing since her first win back in 2012, but still enough to have her comfortably win victory in her conserative rural district. Shortly after her fourth term in office began (she faces term limits in 2020 unless she can win statewide office), Saine celebrated MLK day in 2019 by complaining on the floor the the Colorado House of Representatives that she was supposedly “barred” from introducing a resolution to honor the holiday, and then proceeded to rewrite history to claim that whites and blacks were “lynched in nearly equal numbers after Reconstruction, and that most of the victims were killed for being Republican. Yes, there’s video, and she’s insane enough to have shared it on her Facebook page as if it was a good thing.

    Again, she’s term-limited in 2020, assuming she can’t worm her way into the Colorado State Senate or some other higher office. And that can’t come soon enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeneuron View Post
    He's already honored in Arkansas the home of former President Bill Clinton with a city in his name-Forrest City Arkansas.
    You DO realize that the town was named after him before Bill Clinton was made governor, right? And that the Democrats who were running Arkansas long before Clinton became governor in the 70s were right-wing and bigoted since they were Southern Democrats. Heck, Clinton, David Pryor, and even the Six Fabulous Days of Joe Purcell were the shift from the Southern front to the rest of the Democratic Party in the state of Arkansas considering that the Southern Strategy that brought Republicans much success in the 1970s had convinced those conservative Democrats that if they wanted to see success and glory, they needed to join the winning team.

    Just go back to your Diamond & Silk and Candace Owens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wakeneuron View Post
    Nope. I'm trying to show a correlation. Despite the guy cowardly killing black union officers he was honored in Arkansas and Mississippi with a city named after him. And apparently with the law in Tenn he continues to be honored. The Confederate is an racist institution in the South. Something like this can't simply be dismantled by shaming someone for carrying out the orders of a law that was already on the books. If the Democrats are serious about rebuking the first KKK leader they need to launch a campaign and repeal all of the honors that had been bestowed on him since the Civil War.

    But they are only trying to bank political points by blaming the Republican.
    Well, you convinced me to #WalkAway .... from your insincere, bad grammar troll posts. Buh bye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    The circumstances behind the shooting stink like day old diapers. Something else I smell, a police coverup.
    They released the bodycam. Much to chagrin of those who don't like police this was absolutely justified. The cop walks around the corner of a car to see Hannah in a shooting stance pointing a gun right at him. The cop shoots back having every reason to believe the gun is real. It was one of those replica guns that cannot be distinguished from the real thing unless your actually holding it. Pretty clear suicide by cop.

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