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About now they should have a hologram of Reagan's corpse come on stage

And endorse his boy

While watching this bullshit with the rollcall of the states

it definitely helps when you're drinking.

Apparently, The RNC...

Is all about making ones outrageous delusions, fears and hatred of Hillary Clinton real through shouting nonsense at the top of one's voice.

The terrorists are coming to get us... "ISIS is in all fifty states!" "Isis," meaning Muslim-Americans, Joni Ernst?

This is one of the darkest conventions I've ever seen in my life.

Why I Don't Talk About Race With White People

Racism is so deeply embedded in this country not because of the racist right-wing radicals who practice it openly. It exists because of the silence and hurt feelings of liberal America.

By John Metta / Huffington Post
July 15, 2016


What follows is the text of a “sermon” that I gave as a “congregational reflection” to an all white audience at the Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday, June 28th. The sermon was begun with a reading of The Good Samaritan story, and this wonderful quote from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. Credit for this speech goes to Chaédria LaBouvier, who’s “Why We Left“ inspired me to speak out about racism; to Robin DiAngelo, who’s “White Fragility“ gave me an understanding of the topic; and to Reni Eddo-Lodge who said “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race“ long before I had the courage to start doing it again.

A couple weeks ago, I was debating what I was going to talk about in this sermon. I told Pastor Kelly Ryan I had great reservations talking about the one topic that I think about every single day.

Then, a terrorist massacred nine innocent people in a church that I went to, in a city that I still think of as home. At that point, I knew that despite any misgivings, I needed to talk about race.

You see, I don’t talk about race with white people. To illustrate why, I’ll tell a story:

It was probably about 15 years ago when a conversation took place between my aunt, who is white and lives in New York State, and my sister, who is black and lives in North Carolina. This conversation can be distilled to a single sentence, said by my black sister:

“The only difference between people in the North and people in the South is that down here, at least people are honest about being racist.”

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/why-i-dont-talk-about-race-white-people

Trained To Kill: The Policing Tactics The Public Isn’t Supposed To Know About

Other lessons Jack learned from the “Anatomy of Force Incidents” training in January include a need to over-analyze one’s environment for deadly threats by using one’s imagination to create “targets of the day” who could be “reasonably” shot, to view racial profiling as a legitimate policing technique, even if the person is a child, pregnant woman or elderly person, and to use the law to one’s advantage to avoid culpability.

Despite the American public’s push for police reform, some law enforcement officers are attending classes emphasizing use of force -- even if their departments don’t Ok it.
By Katie Rucke @katierucke | June 2, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS — On May 28, 126 police officers in Seattle filed a lawsuit in federal court, arguing that restrictions placed on the department by a federal court in 2012 regarding officers’ ability to use excessive force was a violation of their constitutional rights as officers.

Although the restrictions were put in place by the feds to curb the rampant unconstitutional policing the city was experiencing — especially when it came to the use of excessive and deadly force against mostly minority suspects — the officers argue that having to restrain themselves while on duty only leads to an increase in the number of citizens and officers killed.

In their 81-page filing, the officers specifically argue that they are often put in situations in which they have no choice but to overreact and use force. They also say that the current “impractical and burdensome” restrictions only “trap” officers and lead to an increase in misconduct violations.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/trained-to-kill-the-policing-tactics-the-public-isnt-supposed-to-know-about/191639/


It's not like that we weren't warned.

Stevie Wonder & Omar - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing

Wherever - Omar Lye Fook

Isaac Hayes - The Look Of Love

Marvin Gaye - You Sure Love To Ball

The Isley Brothers - Who Loves You Better

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