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Saturday, December 31, 2016

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What Bill and Hillary Clinton seemed to miss as they sought to burnish Bill's legacy and build her a new one in this campaign was that the kind of "New Democrat" he'd once exemplified was now extinct, a victim first of Clinton's own successes, and then of the economic and social dislocations of the globalism whose inevitability he foresaw when he predicted that Americans would one day "change jobs four or five times in their lifetimes!"


Monday, December 26, 2016

A Denton woman says her husband confessed to torching a truck and motorcycle at the family's home and spray-painting a racial slur on the garage.
Jenny and David Williams were awoken early Dec. 12 by a neighbor pounding on their door in the 600 block of Aspen Drive.
The man alerted them to the burning truck in their driveway, and they later discovered the vandalized garage door, which read "[N-word] lovers."

Firefighters quickly arrived and extinguished the blaze -- and gave the family's four children a tour of their firetruck -- but Jenny Williams was left wondering why someone would target her home.
"Why they are doing it I don't have an answer for, but thank you for announcing to the world I'm not racist," she told a TV station several days later. read more


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Among the white nationalists on 4chan's "politically incorrect," or /pol/ board and on "alt-right" Twitter -- or anywhere you might run into a picture of Pepe the Frog -- there is a cryptic but popular saying: "Praise Kek." Kek is how World of Warcraft translates "lol" when it's revealed to members of opposing alliances, but it is also, conveniently, a name for a serpent-headed Egyptian chaos god.

Among s---posters, these two identities have been conflated to make Kek a kind of ironicized divinity invoked to account for "meme magic" -- when something espoused and affirmed in the digital realm also becomes true beyond it. Memes about Hillary Clinton being sick, for example, "came true" when she collapsed of pneumonia this past September 11. And Fidel Castro's death -- occurring on the capitalist holiday of Black Friday -- has been making the Twitter rounds with the same "praise Kek" tag. read more


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Ivanka Trump just had a bumpy start to her Xmas holiday ... an out-of-control passenger on her flight began verbally berating her and "jeering" at her 3 kids.
Ivanka was on a JetBlue flight leaving JFK Thursday morning with her family when a passenger started screaming, "Your father is ruining the country." The guy went on, "Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private." The guy had his kid in his arms as he went on the tirade.
A passenger on the flight tells TMZ Ivanka ignored the guy and tried distracting her kids with crayons.
JetBlue personnel escorted the unruly passenger off the flight. As he was removed he screamed, "You're kicking me off for expressing my opinion?!!"
BTW ... Ivanka, her family and bunch of cousins were all in coach. read more


ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WJBK) - Police have determined a University of Michigan student's claim that a man threatened to burn her if she didn't remove her hijab was false. Ann Arbor Police Lt. Matthew Lige says there was not enough evidence to support her claim.

The woman, who hasn't been identified, told police she was walking along William Street and State Street when she was approached by by a man. She told police the man threatened to set her on fire using his lighter if she did not remove her hijab. The victim described the suspect to police as a white man with bad body odor and slurred speech, as if he may have been drunk.

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Now, more than a month later, police have determined that the incident she described did not happen.


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#156

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At least there is something in my noggin..

#147
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Here it is in pictures to help you understand Danni.

#OpCounterPunch seems to be working.

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One of the women marching, Michael Moore, is calling on LGBT and POC to overthrow DNC leadership in and put Ellison in charge..

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Pro-Life womens groups were excluded from the march.

So this isnt an all incclusive womens march.

Its a march for liberal women.

All jests aside, kudos to them for exercising thier right to protest.

If other groups on the left would take note and realize you dont have to lob molotovs at cops and assualt people because they think different some real progress could come of it..

#341

And you have no idea what fascism or totalitarianism is Yav.

Your candidate losing an election is not fascism. You dont liking the winning candidates policies is not fascism. I have a brother in law thats been in a South American jail for 5 months now without having seen a judge for arraignment. All because he, as a lawyer, defended a client that belonged to an opposition party. Hes been charged with collusion and conspiracy, but we dont even know the exact charges victims or even dates of alleged offenses. They intend to keep him there until he turns on his client. Thats the very essence of totalitarianism.

And if you wanna know why, as a naturalized citizen, I tend to be more to the right than left on most issues its because ive seen what NeoLiberal policies have done to Latin America. Dont let the word liberal fool you, NeoLiberal policies are farther to the right than NeoCon policies. Ive had uncles had to flee Colombia because they were marked by para death squads for death for having a maternal last name of Escobar. I have to send a distant cousin inVenezuela baby formula inside paint cans because the monthly ration for new mothers is 100gm. Enough for about 4 feedings. And the big can of Similac costs 125$, or 1.5x her monthly salary. But you know who never has to worry about those things? The elite ruling class.

The admiration you find in Latin America for Che has little to do with his being a socialist. In the end he was exiled by Castro for speaking out against Capitalist and Communist Imperialism at the PanAfrican Conference. The USSR was so upset they gave Castro a choice of losing thier support or getting rid of him. Castro smartly read Ches farewell letter (Che never wrote it nor intended to leave Cuba). Most of the learned class will hate any type of caste system, formal or informal that puts the 1% or elites a level far beyond the norm.

I would have gladly voted for Bernie had Trump not won the primaries. In the end it was about getting rid of career pols and taking the power away from the rich. I supported Obamas auto bailouts, but hate that the officers were allowed to keep thier multimillion dollar bonuses for the years they ran the companies to the ground.

Too many times we view the world as R or D. Left or right. The real struggle is btwn the have and have nots/have very littles.
Socialist dictators enrich themselves just as bad as Rightwing dictators.

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Violent "Non-Trump Supporters" (MSM will say they are violent Bernie supporters btw, we know who they support) actually film themselves destroying pots and cobblestone pavers to lob at police and lobbing projectiles at police.

So progressive and tolerant...

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