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October 17, 2019

Equal rights / treatment for all

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Gender, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Reason — Scottie @ 07:35

October 15, 2019

Or, you know, maybe you’re just racist

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:21

White nationalist delivers ethnocentric policies to the dictators of the world

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 05:41

https://liberalsarecool.com/

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White nationalist delivers ethnocentric policies to the dictators of the world.

October 13, 2019

Uganda: ‘Kill the Gays’ Law Imposing Death Penalty on Homosexuals *Added information*

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Economics, Gender, Greed, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Scottie @ 12:16

The love of their god is their love to hate.  Think of the money and effort to change a countries view on homosexuality to such a fervent dislike and anger against.   Why.  What does it matter to Scott Lively that people a world away on a totally different country on a different continent may have sex with their own genders?  It is sick.  Talk about recruitment, it is not the gays doing it.   Hugs

Uganda: ‘Kill the Gays’ Law Imposing Death Penalty on Homosexuals

Homosexuality was illegal in Uganda under existing colonial laws, he explained, “But nobody was ever arrested or prosecuted based on those old laws. People turned a blind eye to it. Homosexuality was not a political issue.”

That changed in 2009, Rev Kaoma said, when a group of American evangelicals led by Pastor Scott Lively, a self-proclaimed expert on the “gay movement”, held a series of talks in Uganda. Mr Lively warned audiences that the “evil institution” of homosexuality sought to “prey upon” and recruit Ugandan children in a bid to “defeat the marriage-based society”.

Dr Frank Mugisha, director of the LGBT rights organisation, Sexual Minorities Uganda (Smug), recently told The Independent on Sunday, “[The idea] of a gay agenda, of recruiting people to homosexuality – that language wasn’t used in Uganda pre-2009. [Lively] made my work very difficult and was conspiring with my legislators, but [to Ugandans] he was like God himself. People were worshipping him as if he was from heaven.”

American conservatives first arrived in Uganda in significant numbers following the fall, in 1979, of Idi Amin, the Muslim dictator who had banned evangelical Christianity. Among them was Mike Bickle, founder of the Kansas City-based International House of Prayer (IHOP). According to Mr Williams, “Bickle was there on the ground on the day Amin fell… with a group of American Christian leaders, to take the country as a Christian nation.”

US Christian groups have since spent millions on schools, hospitals and orphanages in Uganda. They have also found fertile ground for their religious values. Rev Kaoma said American conservatives may have lost the culture wars on the home-front, but they believe they can win in the developing world. “The battle has been fought on American soil, and then exported to the African continent,” he said.

October 11, 2019

Perkins Brags: Christianists Run This Administration

Perkins Brags: Christianists Run This Administration

“Personnel is policy. And that’s what makes the difference in this administration. We’re not on the outside looking in. We’re on the inside working out. And we are so grateful for the men and women who are serving in this administration.

Much more at the link above.  Hugs

 

October 9, 2019

Cult of tRump fascist tries to intimidate Warren supporter. This is very dangerous

Filed under: Asshole / Jerk, Criminal, Fascism, Gun Control, Hate, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:30

Holding people illegally in for profit prisons paid for by the taxpayer

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Economics, Family, Fascism, Greed, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:21

 

The surge in migrant detention has occurred against the backdrop of a criminal justice overhaul in Louisiana that has reduced the state’s prison population and threatened the economies of the small towns that rely on the jails.

ICE has stepped into the void. At Winn, which started detaining migrants in May, employee salaries have risen from $10 an hour to $18.50. Local officials have signed contracts that guarantee millions in payments to the local government, the state, and a private prison company based in the state, while still allowing ICE to detain migrants at a daily cost well below its national average.

 

Detainees are required to walk from site to site with their hands clasped behind their backs, as if they are handcuffed. Most employees don’t speak Spanish or Hindi and communicate with migrants using hand signals or a few words of English that one person can translate to others.

 

Advocates blame the administration for detaining legitimate asylum seekers who could otherwise be released with future court dates. They say the jails in Louisiana epitomize the problem.

A federal judge recently ruled that ICE was unlawfully refusing to release asylum seekers in Louisiana under its authority to grant parole. Lawyers say very few people are granted parole from Winn or other facilities in the state. Without it, detainees must request bond from an immigration judge, which can take months.

 

A decline in prison population could eventually have led to the prison closing, Jordan said.

“It would be devastating,” he said. “You’d see people moving, bankruptcy. It would be like an automobile plant closing.”

Jordan, ICE, and LaSalle Corrections, which was already running the prison, agreed in May to a five-year contract, with an option to add five more.

ICE pays around $70 per day for each inmate, Jordan said, more than double what the state was paying to house convicts. That is still well below what ICE pays nationally, which it estimated at around $133 per day in 2017.

Much more at the link above as always.    Hugs

I do not think it was a drug sale gone wrong. It doesn’t make sense.

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:45

October 8, 2019

Military expert warns support for Trump in the US armed forces is ‘downright cult-like

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 06:57

Military expert warns support for Trump in the US armed forces is ‘downright cult-like’ — and creating frightening divisions within the ranks

“The constant drumbeat of right-wing conspiracy theories and hateful political rhetoric has found its way into a sizable portion of the U.S. military’s rank and file,” Ravalgi warns. “Not too long ago, the majority of those serving in the military would have identified themselves as Reagan Republicans. But just as that brand of Republicanism has been replaced by Trumpism among civilian Republicans, so too has it seeped into the armed forces — and by these standards, even Ronald Reagan would be viewed as a socialist.”

Ravalgi goes on to say that “support for Donald Trump among a large segment of the U.S. military is downright cult-like” — which she says “doesn’t make sense” to her because “Trump is everything the U.S. military should despise: a draft dodger, adulterer, flabby, lazy, unread, a tabloid joke for decades, and TV reality show star.”

To critics of Trump, the impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats is a prime example of checks and balances at work. But to Trump devotees and the alt-right, it is an attempted coup d’etat by Democrats and the “deep state” — and Ravalgi is worried about people in the military who buy into such conspiracy theories.

 

 

October 6, 2019

Attorney for Botham Jean’s Family: Neighbor Who Testified Against Amber Guyger Shot and Killed in Dallas

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Gun Control, Hate, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:58

I read about this earlier this morning.  This man was executed for testifying against a guilty police officer.   He was shot in the mouth, could it be any clearer?   This needs to be aggressively investigated.   This article doesn’t mention where he was shot but the one I read said he was getting out of his car and he was ambushed.  He was shot in the chest and in the mouth.  A black man had the audacity to testify against a white woman police officer who was found guilty.    Yes, I think this sends a message to others about what will happen to them if they do the same thing.   Hugs

Attorney for Botham Jean’s Family: Neighbor Who Testified Against Amber Guyger Shot and Killed in Dallas

“Joshua Brown, the next door neighbor of #BothamJean was killed last night after being shot several times by an unknown assailant,” Merritt noted. “Local media has reported on the shooting but have not confirmed Brown’s identity. Because, Brown worked closely with prosecutors just a week ago to ensure Amber Guyger was properly convicted in the murder trial, the DA’s office has fairly direct contact with Brown and his family. An ADA has confirmed that it was in fact Brown who was killed although they have yet to identify a suspect or motive for the shooting. The case is now in the hands of the Dallas Police Department. Brown’s testimony stood out as a fact witness who was approaching his apartment directly across from Botham Jean’s apartment when shots rang out.”

Online reaction thus far has been fierce–with many people terming Brown’s death an “assassination,” “hit,” and/or revenge on behalf of Dallas cops. While the timing of Brown’s death is suspicious, there is at this time no evidence to support such online characterizations of the killing.

Merritt also said that Brown lived “in constant fear” that he could be a victim of gun violence

 

Trump continues to prove what an evil racist he can be

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Health, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:35

 

Trump continues to prove what an evil racist he can be

By Maria Sacchetti

October 4, 2019

The White House late Friday issued a proclamation saying it would deny visas to immigrants who “will financially burden” the U.S. health-care system starting Nov. 3, demanding that foreign nationals prove that they have insurance or can cover their own health care costs before entering the United States.

The new rule — issued at 7 p.m. on a Friday night less than 13 months before Election Day — comes as President Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry and intensifying his efforts to fulfill his 2016 campaign promises to curb immigration.

[Just in time for the holidays, a giant fuck off from the GOP and Uncle Sam!]

October 4, 2019

Another reason the evangelicals supporting tRump love Russia and don’t mind tRump takes orders from them.

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 15:09

RUSSIA: Court Bans Popular “Anti-Family” LGBT Sites

RUSSIA: Court Bans Popular “Anti-Family” LGBT Sites

Agence France-Presse reports:

“An inspection showed they contain information available to the public, including children, which negates family values, propagates non-traditional sexual relations and promotes disrespectful attitudes towards parents,” the court statement said.

More at the link above as always.   Hugs

Ames (Iowa) Officials Deny Dodgy Federal Request to Remove Pride Flag Crosswalks

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Homosexual, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 09:33

Ex-vangelical Frank Schaeffer Delivers Epic Rant Against Christian Right Leaders

At the beginning of September, the city of Ames, Iowa unveiled freshly-painted crosswalks in the colors of three key Pride flags: the trans flag, the non-binary flag, and the updated rainbow flag (which includes black and brown stripes to acknowledge LGBTQ people of color).

Naturally, this meant the federal government simply had to object.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which is under control of the Department of Transportation, which is headed up by Secretary Elaine Chao, who is also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, sent a letter asking Ames to replace their colorful crosswalks with the more traditional white markings to comply with federal safety standards. The argument here is that the white markings help with public safety.

The question of whether Pride flag crosswalks compromise pedestrian safety was taken up in an Edmonton study, the Rainbow Crosswalk Pilot Project, in 2015. The city found that rainbow crosswalks were just as safe and effective as standard ones.

As for why a federal transportation agency tasked with maintaining highway safety would go out of its way to pressure a municipality to remove crosswalks expressing support for the LGBTQ community, it’s anyone’s guess. But under this Republican administration, pressured by conservative Christian voters, it’s not that difficult to connect the dots.

Kentucky Governor, Again, Promotes Meaningless “Bring Your Bible to School” Day

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Education, Gender, Hate, LGBTQ, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 09:13

Kentucky Governor, Again, Promotes Meaningless “Bring Your Bible to School” Day

Republican Governor Matt Bevin, of Kentucky, a man who constantly promotes Christianity using his office as a platform, is once again supporting the meaningless “Bring Your Bible to School” day sponsored by Focus on the Family.

What Bevin doesn’t say is that this day isn’t even necessary. There is no law against kids bringing their Bible to school all the other days. They can always read it. They can always pray. Today’s event is promoted as a way for evangelicals to fight back against Christian persecution, which doesn’t exist here, while simultaneously giving Christians the tools they need to persecute others. No wonder it’s brought to you by the same group known for its opposition to LGBTQ+ rights as well as the rights of other vulnerable groups.

At best, this event is useless. At worst, it’s going to encourage kids to push their religion on others and bully gay people in the name of God. Bevin’s endorsement, with the trappings of the office surrounding him, doesn’t make those problems any better.

 

Teacher Who Won’t Use Trans Student’s Pronouns Sues VA District for Firing Him

Teacher Who Won’t Use Trans Student’s Pronouns Sues VA District for Firing Him

He says his religion prohibited him from treating the student with respect.

In casual conversation or in the hallway, he would use the wrong one when referring to the student. The student eventually dropped Vlaming’s class. He was then fired for insubordination last October. Now he’s suing.

The lawsuit itself is a tough read in part because attorneys for conservative group Alliance Defending Freedom exhibit the same transphobia throughout the document. They pretend that the student flipped a switch — that this is merely a case of a girl becoming a boy, then demanding everyone else play along.

Among the “facts” listed in the lawsuit are “The student is objectively female” and “The student subjectively identifies as male.” That’s not how any of those things work. It’s also a weak argument to say a teacher’s religion prevents him from creating a welcoming environment for the student. It’s hardly an undue burden to ask a conservative Christian teacher to call a student by the right pronoun. Accidents are one thing; this is a complete refusal to acknowledge the student’s basic humanity.

All the student asked was for Vlaming to stop using feminine pronouns in reference to him since they were inaccurate. He refused to do it because his faith-based ignorance mattered more than the student’s well-being

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Law breaking and the ones who enable it

 

October 2, 2019

What will history call the Republicans

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race, Religion — Scottie @ 05:29

Don’t be a Nazi.

Republicans want retribution for Obama. They want to hunt down Hillary

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Gender, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 05:27
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Republicans don’t care if CIA and DOJ are tarnished by Trump. They don’t care if the State Department is gutted.

Republicans want retribution for Obama. They want to hunt down Hillary. They want a lawless white man to show the world that Republicans are party of white nationalism and misogyny.

I am at that point.

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If you support the Republican Party as it exists now, you support white supremacy, fascism, and misogyny.

It’s that simple

Daily morning cartoon / meme roundup: Arrest Them.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Earth News, Fascism, Greed, Hate, Memes, News, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 04:50

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