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April 24, 2018

Trump Voters Driven by Fear of Losing Status, Not Economic Anxiety, Study Finds

Filed under: Bigotry, News, opinion, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 12:58

 

A study published on Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences questions that explanation, the latest to suggest that Trump voters weren’t driven by anger over the past, but rather fear of what may come. White, Christian and male voters, the study suggests, turned to Mr. Trump because they felt their status was at risk.

“It’s much more of a symbolic threat that people feel,’’ said Diana C. Mutz, the author of the study and a political science and communications professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics. “It’s not a threat to their own economic well-being; it’s a threat to their group’s dominance in our country over all.”

“It used to be a pretty good deal to be a white, Christian male in America, but things have changed and I think they do feel threatened,” Dr. Mutz said.

The other surveys supported the cultural anxiety explanation, too.

For example, Trump support was linked to a belief that high-status groups, such as whites, Christians or men, faced more discrimination than low-status groups, like minorities, Muslims or women, according to Dr. Mutz’s analysis of the University of Chicago study.

April 23, 2018

Push … and Push-Back — Filosofa’s Word

Filed under: gun control, Ideas, News, NRA, Political, Questions, Things I like, Youth — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 19:38

We have all been so encouraged by the young people, led by the survivors of the Parkland, Florida, mass school shooting, and we should be encouraged, we should be proud of these young people. They are the first generation, with the possible exception of the Vietnam generation, to take a firm stand, to make their […]

via Push … and Push-Back — Filosofa’s Word

Republican ideals.

Filed under: News, Political, Questions — Tags: , — Scottie @ 13:39

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I am proud to be in opposition to tRump & crew

Filed under: My Life and Rants, News, Political, Reason — Scottie @ 10:37

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April 16, 2018

QUEBEC: Mosque Terrorist Loved Trump, Wore MAGA Hat, Followed Breitbart, InfoWars, Coulter, Ben Shapiro

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 16:51

http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/16/quebec-mosque-terrorist-loved-trump-wore-maga-hat-followed-breitbart-infowars-coulter-ben-shapiro/

This is seriously important.   Words have consequences.

How many times have I been saying that it is just not Muslims that commit acts of terror?   How many times have I said that white guys doing those acts do not get the label.  Please wake up people.  Fascism is here in the USA and it is getting stronger.  Now we are exporting our harmful ideas , instead of exporting the great hope for a better future we use to do.  

Please read the article as it as more information than I am including.   Here is the link again:  http://www.joemygod.com/2018/04/16/quebec-mosque-terrorist-loved-trump-wore-maga-hat-followed-breitbart-infowars-coulter-ben-shapiro/

The Montreal Gazette reports:

Evidence from Alexandre Bissonnette’s computer presented in court Monday indicates the Quebec mosque shooter was obsessed with U.S. President Donald Trump, Muslims, Dylann Roof, mass shootings and feminists.

In the month before the shooting, Bissonnette was checking Trump’s Twitter feed every day and reading news about Trump on a daily basis, according to evidence presented at his sentencing hearing in Quebec City.

 

 

The death penalty

Filed under: Harm, History, meme, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 10:17

(cartoon by Matt Wuerker)

April 15, 2018

The time is now, we must make them see

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, gun control, Harm, meme, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 08:01

(cartoon by Kevin Siers)

April 13, 2018

So much for christian morals

Filed under: News, Political, Questions, Religion, Sex — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 14:23

Evangelical Support for Trump Has Gone Up (!) Since Stormy Daniels Scandal Began.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/12/evangelical-support-for-trump-has-gone-up-since-stormy-daniels-scandal-began/

That’s the party of “family values” for you. They are, and always have been, hypocrites. “Values” only matter when it’s the other party guilty of violating them. When it’s their own people, they look the other way.

How ingrained is that myth in the Christian mindset?

Get this: Since the Stormy Daniels scandal began, Trump’s support among evangelicals has gone up.

The most recent Pew polls suggest that President Donald Trump hasn’t just held his support amongst white evangelicals but actually has grown his support since the Stormy Daniels story took hold.

With his white evangelical support having dropped to 61 percent in December, Trump now enjoys 78 percent support, just a shade beneath the support he won from white evangelicals on Election Day

 

The state of the US today

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(cartoon by Stuart Carlson)

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White privilege

Filed under: Bigotry, Facts, Harm, History, meme, News, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 08:36

(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

April 12, 2018

What is the law

Filed under: Atheism, Bigotry, Facts, History, meme, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Tags: , , , — Scottie @ 14:31

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Parkland Teacher Arrested For Leaving Loaded Gun In Public Restroom Where Drunk Man Found And Fired It

Filed under: gun control, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 11:56

I keep warning about this.   I told many times I worked with people who would forget their gun belts in the bathroom or other place they took it off.   We need more control of guns.  We need less guns in schools, not more.   Hugs

The Miami Herald reports:

According to the sheriff’s office report, Simpson told deputies he’d left his gun by accident. By the time the chemistry teacher realized his mistake, the Glock was already in the hands of a drunk homeless man who had picked it up and fired. The bullet hit a wall. Simpson was able to grab the gun away from the vagrant, Joseph Spataro, who was charged with firing a weapon while intoxicated and trespassing. As for the MSD teacher, he was arrested and charged with failing to safely store a firearm, a second-degree misdemeanor.

 

White Christian Privilege

I was challenged recently about my assertion of white christian privilege by Amanda.   Well here is some well known evidence for it.   It does exist and it has continued to cause problems to this very day.   Hugs.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/11/under-catholic-church-rule-hollywood-films-couldnt-feature-interracial-couples/

There were movies made during that time that we now consider classics, but they also perpetuated a view of the world that was white, straight, and God-friendly at all times. Movies better reflected reality after the Church got out of the business of policing Hollywood.

How did the Catholic Church impact the “Golden Age of Hollywood”? They made sure that very Hollywood movie from 1934 to 1954 followed a strict moral code that forbade nudity, excessive drinking, mocking the clergy, showing interracial couples (yep), and acknowledging the existence of gay people.

That’s what God wanted, after all.

 

April 11, 2018

A rant on how the Christian religion has had and wants to keep privilege in the USA. How the Christian’s are more a danger in the USA to me as a gay man than Muslims. The reasons why. Hugs

The way it is in tRump’s USA. Horrible

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April 9, 2018

State of America under tRump

Filed under: Cartoons, gun control, meme, News, NRA, Political, Questions — Tags: , , , , — Scottie @ 12:49

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

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April 7, 2018

NRA wants more gun buyers.

Filed under: Cartoons, gun control, Harm, Health, meme, News, NRA, Political — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:22

(cartoon by Keith Tucker)

 

Let’s make that dream a reality.

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Harm, History, meme, News, Political, Questions, Race — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:20

(cartoon by Dave Granlund)

 

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tRump land / tRump border

Filed under: Bigotry, Cartoons, Criminal, Harm, meme, News, Political, Questions — Tags: , , — Scottie @ 10:17

(cartoon by Monte Wolverton)

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(cartoon by Clay Bennett)

(story here) .. (cartoon by Steve Sack)

 

April 6, 2018

Taxpayer funding for religious schools that teach only religion.

Filed under: Children, Criminal, Economics, Harm, News, Political, Questions, Religion — Tags: , , , , , — Scottie @ 14:12

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2018/04/05/ultra-orthodox-jewish-schools-in-nyc-keep-failing-and-things-just-got-worse/

This is stunning.  These schools receive … “hundreds of millions of dollars in government funding, in part through federal programs like Title 1 and Head Start.”   They leave kids unable to read, do math, speak english, basicly unable to function in anything but their ultra religious societies.  It is horrible.

A yeshiva graduate, Moster got serious about raising educational quality for Jewish kids when he went to a secular college and realized to his embarrassment that he was unfamiliar with all sorts of concepts that other students had no problem with. For instance, he’d never heard the word “molecule,” nor did he possess any concept of the word’s meaning. For a long time, he considered himself “too crippled to make it through.”

 

At the 39 [worst] yeshivas [in New York City], children ages 7 to 13 receive only an hour and a half of English and math instruction combined four days per week. Other secular subjects are not taught at all, and English instruction for boys stops at age 13, the letter states. (Most Hasidic Jews speak Yiddish at home, and nearly a third of students in Jewish schools in New York City speak limited English, according to the Department of Education.)

 

He describes how a physician he knows in Borough Park in Brooklyn, a heavily Hasidic neighborhood,

… often sees adult male patients who can barely communicate to her what ails them. “It’s not just that they’re like immigrants, barely able to speak the language,” she told me. “It’s also a lack of knowledge of basic physiology. They can barely name their own body parts.”

 

 

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