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July 26, 2015, 9:25 pmAntagonistic Trolls
Things I trust more than Hillary 7/19 statements is Coin Toss’s sarcasm of a Black
Coin Toss's Blogshows the racist side of certain LP members as they make fun of Blacks in general. Out of 19 comments 7 of them are anti-Black. Well Coin Toss, you racist , everyone knows how you and your friends feel about Blacks. Your writing about Hillary was just a guise to show your TRUE FEELINGGS. Bigots/Bigets that play together, stay together. SAD,SAD,SAD … I was right about you bigots from the beginning.
OJ Simpson showing me his knife collection
An elevator ride with Ray Rice
Taking pills offered by Bill Cosby
Michael Jackson's Doctor
An Obama Nuclear deal with Iran
Prayers for peace from Al Sharpton
Emails from Nigerian princes
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Comment by sully16 - Today, 7:13 am
Comment by inittowin - Today, 8:28 am
And the list could go on and on, because 'what does it matter now'?
Comment by sully16 - Today, 9:38 am
Hillary belongs on a rooftop in Benghazi, wearing Monicas blue dress.
Comment by rcbbuckeye - Today, 10:42 am
OMG Sully. That was priceless!
Comment by jarasan - Today, 10:59 am
I am laughing so long time I fall off chair! Hilly may be in deep troubles, she is a liar, and she is a criminal, and she is bad in the polls, and the long knives are coming out.
Comment by emilyg - Today, 2:28 pm
Heehee - sully
tiparker119's Blog: This Video Will Give You Chills...!! Here you will see the same bigots saying Amen to an Uncle Tom, not because they like him, but because he is saying what their racist ears want to hear about the POTUS who happens to be Black. They praise this veteran and is silent about what Trump said about McCain. THEIR HATE IS DEEP! ONLY GOD IS ABLE TO REMOVE THAT KIND OF HATE. This is generational HATE, the worst kind. It’s in their DNA to hate people of color, or people that disagree with their agenda…be it republican or Democrat. Their hate will cause them to suffer many pitfalls and disappointments in life.
Comment by sully16 - July 24, 2015, 7:24 pm
Weakling in the White house is right, Wtg Allen!!!
Comment by MADDOG10 - July 24, 2015, 8:06 pm
Talk about a Man being SPOT-ON, Allen West is not afraid to call a Spade a Spade. Trump and West, or West and Trump, would make an explosive duo.....!
Comment by LottoVantage - July 24, 2015, 11:14 pm
Couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you very much Mr. Allen West, you just hit the nail EXACTLY ON THE HEAD !!!
Comment by emilyg - July 24, 2015, 11:52 pm
I get daily updates from Mr. West. Love the man.
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July 25, 2015, 5:07 pmWhat New Hampshire Repubs have to say about DT
CENTER HARBOR, N.H. – Greg Anthes laughed when he saw the “Trump” sticker on the back window of the Ford Escape with Alabama plates in the parking lot of the Waukewan Golf Club.
Anthes, a selectman from New Durham, was on his way in to a town hall meeting with Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who became the 16th Republican to announce his candidacy for president this week, and was in the Granite State for his first trip as a candidate.
Anthes’ reaction to seeing the sticker for Donald Trump, the real estage mogul and reality TV personality whose own presidential candidacy is dominating the news these days, suggested that Anthes was dismissive of Trump.
But Anthes’ reaction when asked about Trump revealed the complexity beneath the surface of Trump’s current popularity. Even people who laugh at him, like Anthes, don’t dismiss him.
“I think it’s a good thing,” Anthes said of Trump’s candidacy. “I think he’s brought forth something that needs to be discussed. So I don’t have a problem with Trump at all, other than at some times he’s a little blunt. But some business people are that way and they’re not used to being polished.”
Anthes said that Trump’s rise in the polls is largely due to his comments about illegal immigration. Of all the things Trump has said, the comment that drew the most attention was his remark in mid-June that among those who come from Mexico to the U.S., some are “rapists.”
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said .
Anthes said he did not think Trump’s comments were hostile toward Latinos.
“I don’t think he’s against minorities. I truly don’t believe that in his heart. I just think he says things and it just comes out, it’s a little harsh sometimes,” Anthes
Anthes implied that Trump is stirring up a conversation now, but that he will likely not sustain his current popularity. “We were big [Rudy] Giuliani fans and he was a big front leader [in 2008] and then disappeared. So a lot of the front leaders now are not going to be around in two or three months,” Anthes said.
Others at Kasich events here and in Portsmouth earlier on Wednesday also offered praise for Trump.
“He’s saying things that need to be said that everyone else is afraid to say,” said Marie Lemieux, of Portsmouth. She was particularly upset about immigration as well. “We get some people who have been deported multiple times and they shouldn’t be in the country,” she said.
And Dave Owens, in Portsmouth, said he found Trump’s brash style “refreshing.”
“He’s willing to say what he thinks. He’s not worried about being politically correct. He’s not worried about offending the media. He takes on anyone, anywhere, without holding back,” Owens said.
But there was plenty of animosity toward Trump as well at the Kasich events. Former House Speaker Doug Scamman turned the praise for Trump’s bluntness on its head.
“People respect people who say what they think. Sometimes you want to think before you say things,” Scamman said. He predicted Trump will drop in the polls soon. “I can’t believe he’s going to go very far,” he said.
John Hodsdon, a farmer from Meredith, said Trump is a “buffoon."
“He’s been a successful one though,” Hodsdon cracked.
The most visceral reaction to Trump came from veteran Dave Moorhead, who was an infantry soldier in the Vietnam War, with the Army’s First Calvary Division. Moorhead said he had been open to considering Trump for president until Trump said last weekend that U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-A.Z.) – who was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam conflict – was not a hero.
That comment, Moorhead said, was “the lowest most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard come out of some human being’s mouth.”
“I absolutely am totally disgusted by what he had to say,” Moorhead said. “I was interested in listening to [Trump]. Now I won’t even go and listen to him.”
July 24, 2015, 12:28 pmTrump did not tarry long at the border, why?
July 20, 2015, 8:59 amMe, Myself, and Donald
July 19, 2015, 2:10 amRepubs have created a lunatic
July 18, 2015, 12:25 pmDonald Trump Thinks Rick Perry Should Take 'IQ Test' Before Presidential Debate
Donald Trump Thinks Rick Perry Should Take ‘IQ Test’ Before Presidential Debate
Another day, another Donald Trump doozie.
The presidential candidate, who’s soared to No. 1 among Republican presidential candidates in the latest Fox News poll, attacked opponent Rick Perry’s intelligence on Twitter Thursday.
July 15, 2015, 5:41 pmI was just playing El Chapo
Donald Trump Asks FBI to Investigate El Chapo Related Threat
July 14, 2015, 1:53 amA Marked Man
Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo Rips Donald Trump Via Twitter Following Second Prison Break
The Donald has found yet another enemy. Escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo, one of the world's most notorious cartel leaders who made headlines for escaping prison for the second time this weekend, is out for Donald Trump.
On Sunday, July 12, Trump took to his Twitter to rail against his political opponents and El Chapo (Joaquin Guzman Loera), following the criminal's high-profile escape from a maximum security prison west of Mexico City.
Keep screwing (with us) and I'm going to make you eat your <snip>ing words you lousy white faggot," said the Twitter account with the user name @ElChap0Guzman.
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July 8, 2015, 8:31 amLoose Lips, Sink Ships
Donald Trump Hotel Accused of Using Illegal Hispanic Construction Workers
Donald Trump has been railing against violent Mexican illegal immigrants for weeks, but he reportedly has undocumented workers on his payroll.
The Washington Post reported that Trump may be relying on illegal employees to finish his Washington D.C. property, which sits five blocks from the White House.
According to roughly 15 laborers interviewed by the Post, the $200 million Trump International Hotel employs workers who illegally entered the U.S. before settling in the Washington area.
“It’s something ironic,” Ivan Arellano, one of the workers who obtained legal status through marriage, told the Post. “The majority of us are Hispanics, many who came illegally. And we’re all here working very hard to build a better life for our families.”
A Trump spokeswoman told the Post that the company followed all applicable laws in hiring its workers. Meanwhile, workers at the site have had Trump’s comments on Mexican immigrants on their mind, talking about the presidential candidate as they build his hotel.
“He might come one day and pretty much tell us to get the heck out of here,” Daniel Gonzalez said of Trump.
July 5, 2015, 2:19 amDonald Trump: I didn't expect business backlash to be "quite this sever
Last Updated Jul 4, 2015
On the heels of several major corporations distancing themselves from Donald Trump's various business interests, the Republican presidential candidate admitted Saturday that he didn't think the corporate backlash to his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants would be "quite this severe."
"I knew it was going to be bad because I was told this. All my life I have been told this: If you are successful, you don't run for office," Trump said in an interview on Fox News, addressing the recent spate of businesses that have severed their relationships with his brand. "I didn't know it was going to be quite this severe, but I really knew it was going to be bad."
Retail giant Macy's says it will pull Trump's clothing line over his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants, and professional golf group...
During his presidential campaign announcement last month, Trump emphasized the need to curtail immigration from the southern border and criticized Mexican immigrants for "bringing crime" and being "rapists."
"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," the Republican presidential candidate said in June. "They're sending people that have lots of problems ... they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
Trump's comments have since led a spate of corporations -- including Macy's, NBC Universal, Univision and mattress company Serta -- to disavow their partnerships with the business mogul.
The Republican presidential candidate has since defied those companies -- even suing Univision for $500 million because of their dropped pageant contract -- and defended his statements on immigration.
"It seems like I'm sort of the whipping post because I bring it up. And I don't understand whether you are liberal or whether you are conservative or whether you are Republican, Democrat -- why wouldn't you talk about a problem?" Trump said Saturday. "The crime is raging. It's violent, and people don't want to even talk about it. If you talk about it, you are a racist. I don't understand it."
Some Republicans vying for the White House, like former New York Gov. George Pataki, rallied against Trump because of his comments about the Latino population -- a growing voter bloc with increasing political clout. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, himself the son of Cuban immigrants, also criticized the business man and reality television star for statements that were "not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive."
As more businesses cut ties with Donald Trump over his controversial comments about Hispanics, Republican candidates are voicing their opposition...
But Trump had a few scathing words for his rivals in the crowded 2016 Republican field.
"I know Pataki well, and, you know, he's a sad figure. He's got zero in the polls, and he was a terrible governor of New York. Terrible," Trump said. "If he would have run again, he would have failed."
"And, you know, as far as Rubio," he continued, "he is very weak on immigration, and I have been saying that for a long time about him."
The GOP's current establishment front-runner, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has also weighed in on what he called Trump's "extraordinarily ugly types of comments."
"He's not a stupid guy, so I don't assume that he thinks every Mexican crossing the border is a rapist," Bush told reporters Saturday in New Hampshire. "So he's doing this to inflame and to incite and to draw attention to his campaign, which seems to be his organizing principle of his campaign, and it doesn't represent the Republican Party or its values."
Jeb Bush: "No tolerance" for Trump's views on Mexican immigrants
The former Florida governor tells reporters in New Hampshire that Donald Trump isn't "a stupid guy," and that the business mogul is just "doing t...
Trump's beliefs, according to Bush, are "wrong" and "way out of the mainstream of what Republicans think." And when asked if the comments struck a personal chord with Bush and his wife, who is Mexican, the Florida Republican said, "Of course it does, absolutely."
"Politically, we're going to win when we're hopeful and optimistic and big and broad rather than just 'grrrrrrr,' just angry all the time," Bush continued. "This is an exaggerated form of that, and there is no tolerance for it."
These political reprimands might seem par for the course to Trump, but criticism from his business partners seems more unexpected. On Fox News, Trump also said that he was "very surprised" at NASCAR, which recently said it would move a series of banquets and conferences -- previously scheduled to be held at the Trump National Doral Miami resort -- to a different location.
"Because I have so many fans at NASCAR. I love the NASCAR people. I'm really surprised with NASCAR to be honest with you," Trump said. "You know, I have properties in the best locations. The property you are talking about in the case of NASCAR is Trump National Doral, which is probably one of the top resorts in the world. If they don't go, somebody else does, so, you know, it's not a big deal."
All in all, Trump said, his presidential run so far has been "bad for my brand."
"For the people who say I'm doing it for my brand - this isn't good for my brand. I think it's bad for my brand," he said. "You know, maybe I'm leading in polls, but this is certainly not good. I lose customers, I lose people.
"I had one of the top shows on television, 'The Apprentice,' and I decided not to do it because I wanted to do this. I give up hundreds of millions of dollars of deals where I'm doing this. Then you hear about NASCAR, and you hear about NBC, and you hear about, you know, different people that drop Trump because Trump wants safety in the United States. If you think of it, what am I doing? I say let's make our country safe, and people are offended. It's incredible to me."
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June 28, 2015, 7:23 pmIgnorance is Bliss
June 28, 2015, 1:17 amThis is the flag I fought for
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June 23, 2015, 2:10 pmIn all your getting, get an understanding
Yes, You're a Racist -- And a Traitor
While I was out jogging this morning, I passed a neighbor's house that I have passed every day for almost three years. Usually I stroll right on by without giving it a second thought. Today, though... today was different. I stopped in my tracks and blankly stared until a car honked at me to move out of the way.
This house flies a Confederate flag.
I don't live in South Carolina or even Maryland. I live in a small town in Central Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Gettysburg -- the site of the most famous victory of the Civil War. Yet even here, a few hundred feet from my front door flies the unambiguous symbol of hatred, racism and treason.
Normally, this would elicit some fleeting contempt and I would go about my day. But with the slayings in Charleston very much on my mind, I found myself getting angry... very angry.
Angry at this person, this "neighbor" of mine. Angry at the culture that permits such blatant hatred. Angry at the media who provide cover for the ignorant. Angry at the teachers who perpetuate historical falsehoods. Angry at myself for not being angry before.
You see, I study traditional culture. More specifically, I study the ways in which today's culture manufactures and reinforces traditions through mass media. Folklorists have a unique disciplinary perspective for this sort of analysis because there was this period of time when the field was mired in "romantic nationalism." The "true character" of a people was said to be rooted in the culture of the volk and was glorified and incorporated into more modern political movements. Like Nazism. So folklorists have a keen interest in serving as the sort-of keepers of cultural authenticity, if you will. If anyone should be highlighting the ways in which "traditions" are being manufactured, distorted and consumed, it is us... me.
In America today, the most prominent, prevalent and pernicious of these revisionist movements is the Lost Cause narrative: the idea that the Civil War was a romantic struggle for freedom against an oppressive government trying to enforce cultural change. There are scores of books on this topic, and you should check those out at your local library. But probably the most famous popular culture Lost Cause text is Gone With The Wind (both book and movie).
I hate Gone With the Wind. I hate everything about it. I hate its portrayal of the Civil War. I hate its portrayal of Southern aristocrats. I hate its popularity. I hate that it's become an iconic movie. I hate that it was ever made in the first place.
Gone With the Wind is Birth of a Nation with less horses. The movie, and its position among the American cinematic pantheon, has done more to further the ahistoric Lost Cause bull than any other single production. Because that's the fundamental problem with the Lost Cause narrative: it's not true.
Let's go one-by-one through some typical Lost Cause-tinged revisionist talking points:
The Civil War was about economics, not slavery!
- Yes, the Civil War was about the economics of slavery.
The Civil War was about states' rights, not slavery!
- Yes, the Civil War was about the states' right to maintain slavery.
That's not the Confederate flag!
- True, it's the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, which actually makes your usage even worse. It's the banner under which men fought and died to enact secession.
Heritage not hate!
- Funny story: The heritage is hate. This is my favorite talking point because it sets up a false dichotomy and then tries to pretend "heritage" is a signifier for some romantic, noble culture just waiting to be recaptured. When Lindsay Graham says things like, "The flag represents to some people a civil war, and that was the symbol of one side. To others it's a racist symbol, and it's been used by people, it's been used in a racist way," he makes a mockery of the history. Yes, Senator, it does represent one side of the Civil War: the side that advocated slavery and secession. It's the flag of treason.
The savagery of slavery is offensive enough to justify any level of outrage. The disgusting post-war history of the Ku Klux Klan is offensive enough to justify any level of outrage. But what might be the most absurd part of this neo-Confederate "heritage" romanticism is that its advocates are simply glorifying treason.
Remember that time South Carolina attacked Fort Sumter? That's the literal definition of treason. And I quote Article III, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution: "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort." Not exactly abstract legalese that requires a ton of parsing.
The states that seceded to become the Confederacy were actively engaged in open war against the United States government. A war they started because of the election of a man they deemed "hostile to slavery." A war they fought to maintain the "heaven ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race." A war they lost.
But it was a war based on a fundamental social conflict that is still not resolved and simmers under the zeitgeist, rearing its ugly head every so often to remind us it hasn't gone anywhere. It was not resolved in 1865, not in 1965, and sadly, not in 2015.
The "heritage" of the Confederacy, the enduring belief in Lost Cause romanticism, the invention and adoption of revisionist "traditions" and culture, has become society's Old Faithful: a cultural geyser that periodically lets off steam; a spectacle at which we ogle and wax poetic about the fragility of our condition. But one day it'll explode and it'll be a catastrophe from which we might not recover.
The tragedy of America is that this is all self-inflicted. This trajectory to self-destruction doesn't have to be the outcome. As Jon Stewart so eloquently pointed out, "Al Qaeda... ISIS... they're not on the damage we can apparently do to ourselves on a regular basis."
The troglodyte that killed those people in South Carolina wanted to fire the opening shots in a new race war. He is a Confederate in every sense of the word. He is a white supremacist. He is a terrorist. He is a traitor.
The worst part is that he is not some aberration. Oh, we want to comfort and assure ourselves that he is, that he has some mental issue, or that he's evil, or some other easy excuse that absolves us all of responsibility.
His actions were heinous, but he is the product of a media environment and culture that protects the ignorant and glorifies division. This is the "heritage" celebrated by those who fly the Confederate flag. By those like my neighbor.
And what about my neighbor? In a perfect world, I would ring his doorbell and have a reasonable discussion with him about how what he's doing is offensive and ahistoric and I'd love to correct his understanding of the entire mess. But the sad fact is, he's not alone, either.
In my time here I've seen scores of Confederate bumper stickers, license plates, and even other flags. Neo-Confederate revisionism is everywhere. It's not confined to "dumb rednecks" or red-state voters or Nascar fans or any other easy stereotype we use to deceive ourselves and dismiss painful realities. It's not even confined to older generations. The killer in South Carolina is 21. He's a Millennial. He's one of us.
And every day that we don't react to that information, every day we don't internalize this conflict, every day we tell ourselves nothing is wrong, every day we claim we can't be racist because we have black friends, every day we share some viral cat video instead of watch the news, every day we don't knock on our neighbor's door... is another day nothing will change.
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June 20, 2015, 2:09 amTwo points of view
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