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Bobby Jindal presidential bid sparks Twitter mockery

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's announcement that he is entering the Republican presidential race has become the subject of online mockery.

Mr Jindal launched his campaign with a call for a uniform US identity, saying he disliked Americans being identified by origin, ethnicity or wealth.

The hashtag #BobbyJindalisSoWhite began trending on Twitter after the launch.
The tweets poked fun at Mr Jindal's speech and alleged attempts to distance himself from his Indian heritage.
"We are not Indian-Americans, African-Americans, Irish-Americans, rich Americans, or poor Americans. We are all Americans," he told supporters.

Also a subject of ridicule was the fact that Mr Jindal railed against allowing "people to immigrate to this country so that they can use our freedoms to undermine our freedoms".
He added it was incumbent on migrants entering the United States to be "ready and willing to embrace our values, learn English, and roll up your sleeves and get to work".

The presidential hopeful had begun his speech with the words: "Forty-four years ago, a young couple who had never been on an airplane before left their home on the other side of the world to come to a place called America."
Indians online were not amused by his remarks.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33272125

There's never a kinesiologist around when you need one...

Two words: "Nekkid Twister…"

That's all I'm saying.

Sade - Keep Looking

Sade - The Sweetest Taboo

Sade - King Of Sorrow

Sade - Cherish The Day

Sade - No Ordinary Love

Time has stopped...

Two Ways Racists Kill

PAUL BUCHHEIT FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT

In 1931 the New Republic reported on a lynching in Mississippi: "Jim was staked with heavy chains and dry wood was piled knee-high around him. Gasoline tanks were tapped for fuel. Three men set the wood and Jim on fire. I saw the flames climb high on Jim. Jim screamed, prayed and cursed; he struggled so hard that he snapped one of the log chains that bound his ankles to the stake. I was looking into his eyes that second. They were popping with pain and terror...the flames reached up and burned his screaming voice into silence. The mob turned to go. It was about time for supper."

In Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963, four 11- to 14-year-old girls were in the basement restroom of the 16th Street Baptist Church when a bomb went off. The ground floor collapsed on them. As shocked and bloodied churchgoers wandered through the smoky aftermath, community members began to gather outside, and Governor Wallace sent the police in to disburse the crowd. Two young black men were killed that night, one by the police and one by white thugs.

On June 17, 2015 a white man murdered nine African-American members of a bible study group at a church in South Carolina. "I have to do it," he said.

A Second Way: Killing Quietly

The violence goes on. But in our modern era of surveillance and DNA testing and instant media, racism is evolving into a more insidious form -- still violent, often, but with an emphasis on the relatively quiet economic subjugation that was taken for granted during periods of slavery and Jim Crow. Racism is constantly being polished and perfected.

http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/two-ways-racists-kill/19387-two-ways-racists-kill

On the next episode of TRUE DETECTIVE S2, I suggest we all play the following drinking game...

Every time a character takes a drink we all take one as well.

Make sure we're all posting at the same time.

It should make for the funniest show time threads ever.
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