Scotties Toy Box

January 22, 2020

Not a pie

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Memes, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:51

It really hurts them if they get too close to it

Filed under: Cartoons, Funny Stuff, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:50

‘Can You Imagine a Group of Black Men Walking Around With Masks and Guns?’: Gun Rally Sparks Questions of Racism and Privilege

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 09:41

‘Can You Imagine a Group of Black Men Walking Around With Masks and Guns?’: Gun Rally Sparks Questions of Racism and Privilege

It’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and for several hours now countless mostly white, mostly male pro-gun, anti-gun control activists have been marching throughout the streets of Richmond, Virginia, claiming to merely be exercising their Second Amendment rights. Many appear to be dressed in military garb, including camouflage, masks, and donning various types of firearms over their shoulders or at their side.

Many online noted the reception from pro-gun advocates might be far different if the activists were Black instead of white, given the nation’s history – and that of Virginia.

One social media user asked, “Can you imagine a group of black men walking around with masks and guns?”

The article has a bunch of tweets and a few videos of the white mob with guns and the crowds.  

 

 

 

They should be uncomfortable

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:35

The state of American democracy

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:21

Hard to compare or comprehend.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:19

Yes, for the people

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Fascism, Memes, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:10

That’s American freedom baby

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:07

A traitor who needs to be removed

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:05

The U.S. did not take this action in self-defense, but chose to commit an act of war that was unnecessary for American security

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, History, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 08:04

Fragile whiteness does not serve country, it only self serves their racist narratives and projected fears.

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Pictures, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 08:00
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Fragile whiteness does not serve country, it only self serves their racist narratives and projected fears.

Congressional Republicans do not represent the will of the People

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:59

How to Contact U.S. Senators

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:57
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How to Contact U.S. Senators

(via feelingbluepolitics)

The argument design

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 07:54

Your weakness

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 07:53

Reuters: U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’: report

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 06:23

U.S. drinking water widely contaminated with ‘forever chemicals’: report
The contamination of U.S. drinking water with man-made \”forever chemicals\” is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.

Read in Reuters: https://apple.news/AW_FQ6nGaSLSVPKzgsvIwKg

Shared from Apple News

Sent from my iPad,Hugs and Best wishes,
Scottie

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Lots of questions

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:55

 

Political cartoon

Jan. 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

January 21, 2020

NPR: $11 Billion And Counting: Trump’s Border Wall Would Be The World’s Most Costly

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 19:50

$11 Billion And Counting: Trump’s Border Wall Would Be The World’s Most Costly
The costs keep piling up for Trump’s border wall which has a current pricetag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It’s more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.

Read in NPR: https://apple.news/A065X1eM9RXKyQiAF0GWpgg

Shared from Apple News

Trump’s Lawyer Supports Criminalizing Homosexuality

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 19:36

Trump’s Lawyer Supports Criminalizing Homosexuality

A timely reminder from Right Wing Watch:

Sekulow and the ACLJ have been intensely opposed to laws protecting the rights of LGBTQ people in the U.S. and abroad. The ACLJ argued on behalf of state laws criminalizing gay sex that were overturned by the Supreme Court in 2003. Sekulow has said that the state has a “compelling interest to ban the act of homosexuality.”

The ACLJ and its international affiliates engage in anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice culture wars in the U.S., Africa, Europe and Russia. In Africa, it worked to shape constitutional language in Zimbabwe, where it has fought to maintain criminalization of homosexuality.

From a 2011 Mother Jones report:

Sekulow and his son Jordan opened affiliated offices of the ACLJ in Africa to lobby politicians to “take the Christian’s views into consideration as they draft legislation and policies,” according to ACLJ’s website. ACLJ’s Zimbabwe office has pushed an agenda that backs outlawing same-sex marriage and making sure that homosexuality “remain[s] a criminal activity.” (Zimbabwe had outlawed homosexuality in 2006.)

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe is among the most ruthless dictators in the world—but in 2010 ACLJ-Zimbabwe’s chairman, pastor Alex Chisango, led Mugabe and others in prayer to kick off Zimbabwe’s constitutional reform drive. ACLJ wanted to ensure that, whatever else changed in the country’s constitution, homosexuality remained illegal and same-sex marriage was banned.

From a 2017 Guardian report:

Documents obtained by the Guardian show Sekulow approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60 million to Sekulow, his family and their businesses.

Telemarketers for the nonprofit, Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (Case), were instructed in contracts signed by Sekulow to urge people who pleaded poverty or said they were out of work to dig deep for a “sacrificial gift”.

“I can certainly understand how that would make it difficult for you to share a gift like that right now,” they told retirees who said they were on fixed incomes and had “no extra money” – before asking if they could spare “even $20 within the next three weeks”.

Hello Everyone.   My bones ache trying to understand the hate these type people have in them for the LGBTQ+.   It shouldn’t affect them, yet they act as though they themselves were the one about to commit suicide or they were they ones about to be bullied and beaten daily in school when they are the ones doing the bullying and hurting LGBTQ+ kids.  I am getting to the point of not willing to be decent to these bigoted bullies.   Hugs

 

 

Joe Biden Doubles Down On A Racist Myth About Black Parents

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Economics, Family, Fascism, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 18:59

Not really a great way to pull in the POC vote we will need to win the 2020 election.   Please people wake up, Biden has passed his due date, he is not able to win and if we let the corporate media force him as our nominee we will lose badly to tRump.  Look I keep saying Biden is stuck in his prime age days.   The ideas of way back then were different.   He can not adapt to our reality today, to the things that what was thought to be real back then, is now known to be wrong.  He is frozen in the past and can not be in our present.   If he were to become president he would work like it was 1970’s to 1980’s.  That is horrible and would just bring in another Republican administration and stalemate of any attempt to move forward as a country.    Hugs

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/joe-biden-racist-myth-black-parents_n_5e2215a9c5b674e44b980327

The former vice president repeated a debunked trope about the racial achievement gap and blamed minority parents for the legacy of segregation.

In a long and often rambling interview with The New York Times published Friday, former Vice President Joe Biden responded to a question about the legacy of racism by blaming Black parents for the racial achievement gap.

In the third 2020 Democratic presidential debate, held in September, Biden had said that one way America could address the legacy of slavery and segregation was by bridging the “word gap” between white and Black children. “A kid coming from a very poor school, a very poor background, will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time we get there,” Biden said. He then recommended that Black parents play records at night to “make sure that kids hear words.”

Finally, he suggested that Black parents may not participate in their children’s schooling due to embarrassment about their own lack of education. Biden said he’d learned from his wife, a former school teacher, that poor parents “don’t show up because they’re embarrassed. They’re embarrassed the teacher’s going to say — and it’s hard to say, ‘Well, I can’t read.’”

While somewhat masked by his choppy delivery, Biden’s suggestion that Black parents are reluctant to participate in their children’s education and are responsible for the racial achievement gap has no basis in fact.

Biden’s comments on the “word gap” were bad, but his suggestion that Black parents are reluctant to participate in their children’s education was even worse. For decades, white politicians have blamed Black parents, rather than the legacy of racism, for disparities in achievement.

Studies have consistently found that Black parents are more likely than whites to value post-secondary education. Segregation, mass incarceration and poorly funded schools ― i.e. things that fall squarely under Biden’s responsibility as a politician ― play a larger role in exacerbating the racial achievement gap than parenting styles.

More at the link above.   Hugs

 

 

 

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