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Sun Mar 18, 2018, 05:56 PM

D.C. lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by Rothschilds controlling the climate

Source: The Washington Post

A D.C. lawmaker responded to a brief snowfall Friday by publishing a video in which he espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather.

D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries were hitting the nation’s capital. The video, shot through the windshield of a car driving west on Interstate 695 through downtown Washington, shows snowy skies while White narrates.

“Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he says. “And D.C. keep talking about, ‘We a resilient city.’ And that’s a model based off the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man. Be careful.”

The Rothschilds are a famous European business dynasty descended from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, an 18th-century Jewish banker who lived in what is today Frankfurt, Germany. The family has repeatedly been subject over the years to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories alleging that they and other Jews clandestinely manipulate world events for their advantage.




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Reply D.C. lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by Rothschilds controlling the climate (Original post)
Jose Garcia Mar 2018 OP
Phoenix61 Mar 2018 #1
mr_lebowski Mar 2018 #2
3Hotdogs Mar 2018 #22
LSFL Mar 2018 #3
lagomorph777 Mar 2018 #65
barbtries Mar 2018 #4
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #5
Hortensis Mar 2018 #16
oberliner Mar 2018 #25
Hekate Mar 2018 #40
oberliner Mar 2018 #61
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2018 #45
Hortensis Mar 2018 #50
RobinA Mar 2018 #69
oberliner Mar 2018 #62
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2018 #77
Hortensis Mar 2018 #49
JI7 Mar 2018 #6
sakabatou Mar 2018 #33
leftynyc Mar 2018 #54
elmac Mar 2018 #7
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2018 #8
IronLionZion Mar 2018 #9
Turbineguy Mar 2018 #10
oberliner Mar 2018 #26
paleotn Mar 2018 #48
Kingofalldems Mar 2018 #11
fountainofyouth Mar 2018 #12
oberliner Mar 2018 #27
Stryst Mar 2018 #13
truthisfreedom Mar 2018 #14
Stryst Mar 2018 #19
TDale313 Mar 2018 #32
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #35
Judi Lynn Mar 2018 #23
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #36
eppur_se_muova Mar 2018 #15
Codeine Mar 2018 #21
rpannier Mar 2018 #17
Maggiemayhem Mar 2018 #18
elleng Mar 2018 #20
Judi Lynn Mar 2018 #24
oberliner Mar 2018 #28
Hortensis Mar 2018 #51
DavidDvorkin Mar 2018 #30
EllieBC Mar 2018 #39
Codeine Mar 2018 #55
Abnredleg Mar 2018 #64
Jose Garcia Mar 2018 #81
Retrograde Mar 2018 #29
angrychair Mar 2018 #31
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #37
tritsofme Mar 2018 #42
angrychair Mar 2018 #44
RobinA Mar 2018 #70
onenote Mar 2018 #78
angrychair Mar 2018 #80
angrychair Mar 2018 #79
RobinA Mar 2018 #82
angrychair Mar 2018 #83
SunSeeker Mar 2018 #74
Codeine Mar 2018 #56
leftynyc Mar 2018 #57
EllieBC Mar 2018 #63
JI7 Mar 2018 #43
LanternWaste Mar 2018 #72
BadGimp Mar 2018 #34
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area51 Mar 2018 #41
RandiFan1290 Mar 2018 #46
oberliner Mar 2018 #59
leftynyc Mar 2018 #60
Vinca Mar 2018 #47
oberliner Mar 2018 #58
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oberliner Mar 2018 #76
samnsara Mar 2018 #52
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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 05:59 PM

1. Dumb as a box of rocks nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 06:00 PM

2. Sounds like dude ain't the sharpest tool in the shed ... maybe that's just me ... (nt)

These are not the Dems I'm looking for.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 10:16 PM

22. Not at all. He's buckin' to replace Pruett.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 06:01 PM

3. is this from the Onion?

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Response to LSFL (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 08:42 AM

65. Apparently not. But he's got the wrong family: The Kochs control the climate.

Through their massive funding of climate-denialist politicians, they force us to burn fossil fuels.

And yes, by powering increased atmospheric stirring, that can cause late-season snowfall and other cold-weather events in temperate regions. And for every molecule of cold air that travels from the Arctic to temperate zones, a molecule of warm air travels to the Arctic and hastens the thaw of the ice cap. That, in a vicious cycle, exposes dark water to the sun and speeds up the climate change.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 06:03 PM

4. well it hurt

seeing that D after his name. jeez

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 06:07 PM

5. Alex Jones is believed by many

This is just a left version. Nothing to see here.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 08:27 PM

16. Doesn't sound left at all. Guessing he ran as a Democrat

because that's what his district elects. Can't force voters to, you know, check backgrounds.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #16)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 10:49 PM

25. You have no idea what you are talking about

 

He is definitely a progressive Democrat who has been a community activist for almost all of his adult life.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:13 AM

40. All that and an insane anti-Semite? Do you think this was his idea of a joke, or has he always ...

...been a tinfoil hat wearing nutcase?

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Response to Hekate (Reply #40)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 08:01 AM

61. I think he must be reading some antisemitic source material

 

And perhaps hot realizing it.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 05:46 AM

45. I wonder if he was saying that in jest...

Sort of like me blaming a backache on tRump or one of the Koch brothers. Feels good at the time, LOL.

Assuming he's like you say, I hope he has a chance to explain what he intended and clear this up.

..............

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #45)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:05 AM

50. Good for you, Hekate and KY, shoulda been a joke.

WaPo:
White did not return calls for comment. In a series of text messages, he confirmed the voice in the video is his but expressed surprise that his remarks might be construed as anti-Semitic. Asked to clarify what he meant, he wrote, “The video says what it says.”


He later apologized for the remark but never suggested he was joking.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #50)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 09:10 AM

69. My Bet Is

he wasn't joking and didn't know that blaming Rothschilds for stuff is a dog whistle for anti-Semites. He's probably young, not the sharpest tool, and didn't even know the Rothschilds were Jewish. That would require some historical knowledge.

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #45)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 08:01 AM

62. It wasn't in jest - and he did apologize

 

So there is that.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #62)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:53 AM

77. These folks have to learn....

on social media, every word you say may be broadcast and seen world-wide, and people will likely not see your intent or jest or know your motive. Plus, any sense of privacy is completely lost when one accepts public office. Ignorance will not be accepted as an excuse against racism or even xenophobia.

As a poster said here on another thread, posting the wrong personal stuff on Facebook or Twitter could get your house robbed or worse. And, politicians can lose their position in office.


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Response to oberliner (Reply #25)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 06:57 AM

49. Oh, dear! Well, points for not leaping to THAT insulting

conclusion at least? Of course there is antisemitism on the far left, but it most commonly uses Israel's right-wing behaviors as excuses. Rothschild conspiracies are usually a right-wing signature.

Speaking of insults, I wish people wouldn't call people in this leftist political faction "progressives." Progressivism is an honorable and powerful technique of using group power to solve problems too big for individuals. Our nation is founded on progressive principles and almost all Democrats are progressives, certainly all liberals and also most of of our conservatives to some degree.

The very least we can do to protect the concept of progressivism from this kind of sullying is to capitalize the faction name.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 06:11 PM

6. He is a bigot and should be called on to resign

Fuck him

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:45 PM

33. Agreed

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Response to JI7 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:32 AM

54. Absolutely should resign

 

Same thing I'd be demanding if he were a republican. Too stupid to be in congress.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 06:11 PM

7. another victim of an alex jones lobotomy

 

which cannot be cured or reversed.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 06:33 PM

8. That's Marion Barry's old ward.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #8)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 07:06 PM

9. Marion Barry blamed Asians and immigrants for a lot of things

It's the most impoverished ward in the city and they are resisting gentrification. Organic grocery stores and other yuppie businesses have tried opening there and got chased out. There are military offices, Coast Guard, DHS, etc but they are isolated from the local community.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 07:08 PM

10. The "D" must be a misprint.

Or maybe he checked the wrong box.

Maybe his mission in life is to make republicans feel smart.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #10)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 10:50 PM

26. It's not

 

He is a liberal Democrat who has been endorsed by pretty much all the local progressive organizations in DC.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 06:31 AM

48. unfortunatley no....

We have more than a few wackadoodles on our side. Fortunately, the nuts don't make up the bulk of our party as they do for the Rethugs.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 07:13 PM

11. Ahh not really a good try there.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 07:17 PM

12. This Jewish resident of DC

Is not impressed. But I think he'll learn quickly that this lunacy does not serve his constituents.

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Response to fountainofyouth (Reply #12)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 10:51 PM

27. He has apologized

 

Hopefully a learning experience for him.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 07:19 PM

13. This is the problem with blindly voting Democrat.

There has been a surge of statements that we should vote for any Democrat to prevent allowing Trump or his buddies to gain more power. But if we vote for a person simply because they have a D next to their name, and refuse to apply a "purity test" to them, then people like Trump will run as Dems.

We have to make sure our vote counts, and that means not voting for people who do not represent our group.

This comment was made by a Democrat: it was stupid and used as a scapegoat to avoid talking about climate change, and does not represent our views. A Democrat who blames the Jews for the damage that corporate America has done to our climate is not a Democrat.

We need to make sure that if we vote Dem, we are voting for a real Democrat.

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Response to Stryst (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 07:48 PM

14. Democratic. Only repukes use Democrat as an adjective.

It’s a noun.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 08:43 PM

19. Demonstrably untrue.

I made a statement about the dangers of tribalism, and the first response I get seems to boil down to exploiting a technicality of langue to ask if I'm part of the other tribe.

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Response to Stryst (Reply #19)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:44 PM

32. Not a technicality.

When someone misuses Democrat and Democratic, it’s often a pretty clear sign they’ve been listening to or watching too many right wing “news” sources.

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Response to TDale313 (Reply #32)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:59 PM

35. Thank you!

It's the Democratic Party; you vote Democratic. That is how you say it, correctly. Saying it correctly denies the childish right wingers the thrill of emphasizing the "rat" syllable.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #14)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 10:44 PM

23. It was created expressly to attack Democrats during Bush's 2000 Presidential campaign

by grotesque, racist hate-driven advertising consultant to evil, filthy Senator Jesse Helms, for whom he created vicious, racist campaign ads, slimey old Alex Castellanos.





Putting Alex in front of some books
is probably some kind of joke.


Who doesn't remember his stupid ad which appealed to the absolute idiot Republicans, the ad which spelled "Democrats" as "DemocRATS"?

After that ad ran, every halfwit in the country, all Republican hate spewers started referring the the "Democrat Party" and "Democrat Senator" and "Democrat candidate", etc.

NO actual Democrat would ever use that kind of dirty, spiteful imbecile-speak to refer to him/herself or other Democrats.
That just doesn't happen.

Thank you, so much, for stating what all Democrats know, and would NEVER forget. We are members of the Democratic Party. There is no "Democrat" Party.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #23)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 12:27 AM

36. Exactly. nt

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 08:19 PM

15. FFS -- Probably has a shrine to Hitler in his bedroom, and prays to it every night. nt

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #15)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 09:52 PM

21. One does not need to be a Nazi

 

to be an antiSemite. That particular brand of filth is as prevalent on the Left as on the Right.

Something tells me that Mr. White is unlikely to hold Hitler in any great esteem. . .

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 08:36 PM

17. Sounds like the guys been watching too much Alex Jones

with Breitbart and Louis Farrakhan thrown in the mix

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 08:39 PM

18. All righty then

Better get out there with your spray bottle of vinegar.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 09:25 PM

20. Abut him:

Trayon White was born May 11, 1984,[1] in Washington, D.C. He grew up in a neighborhood in Southeast,[2] raised by his mother after his father abandoned the family.[3] His family was extremely poor, and he sometimes went hungry or without clean clothes.[2] Violence and drug dealing were common in his neighborhood, and at times he could not go outside due to the violence.[2] In his early teens, White began living with his grandmother. He stole cars, and was arrested by the Metropolitan Police.[2] He was not prosecuted, but his grandmother sent him to live with cousins to be raised. He spent the rest of his teen years living with them in an overcrowded apartment.[2]

One of White's teachers began mentoring him.[2] When the teacher died in an automobile accident, White turned toward Christianity.[2] His grades radically improved, and he participated in student government.[2] He attended TechWorld Public Charter School for at least one year of high school[4] before transferring to Ballou High School, where he graduated in 2002.[5]

White enrolled at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland, in the fall of 2002. Each week, he returned to the District of Columbia to coach sports with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.[2][3] White graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2006.[6]

White then enrolled at a master's degree program in public administration at Southeastern University in Washington, D.C., but apparently did not complete his studies.[6] (The school merged with Graduate School USA in 2010.[7]) >>>

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trayon_White

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 10:47 PM

24. Interesting choice of stories to post, "Jose Garcia". n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 10:51 PM

28. What does that mean?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #28)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:11 AM

51. Just a guess, but the post is about a freakish

Democratic congressman. There aren't many this juicy to read about around. In fact, we're usually so damned boring, yammering on about policies and processes, that hardly anyone knows what we're for. THIS guy, people will remember for what he's against. And here he is, on DU.

To understand is to perceive patterns. Isaiah Berlin


Could be wrong, of course.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #24)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:13 PM

30. What?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 01:54 AM

39. What? Should it have been buried and ignored?

The "D" next to his name isn't a get out of jail free card to spout antisemite nonsense.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:32 AM

55. Calling out our own when they are assholes

 

is a decidedly GOOD thing, and this is as clear an example of a Democratic politician acting like a shithead as any I can imagine. Please don’t castigate people for posting such a story.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 08:29 AM

64. It's on the front page of the WAPO

everyone else is talking about it - why shouldn't we?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 01:34 PM

81. Antisemitism is a serious issue, "Judi Lynn."

I can give you six million reasons why I posted this.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 10:53 PM

29. Since we know who's controlling the weather

can we ask them to pretty please balance out California's rainfall? Or end the current freeze in Europe?

According to signs in California's Central Valley, Nancy Pelosi is personally responsible for any and all water shortages. Maybe she can get together with the Rothschilds and work something out.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:18 PM

31. ...but we have to support all Dems

No matter what, right?

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Response to angrychair (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 12:34 AM

37. Yes, we do. His Republican opponent would invariably be worse. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #37)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:48 AM

42. Republican opponent in DC? lol

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #37)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 04:07 AM

44. Worse?

How could it be worse? He is completely insane!

You are telling me you would vote that batshit crazy idiot into office??

That is a ridiculous position to take...why wouldn’t you seek a primary candidate? There has to be someone more sane than him....say...a lamppost maybe.

We have to be smarter. A willingness to vote people like that into office are how we lose voters, not gain them.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #44)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 09:22 AM

70. Why Are People

calling him insane? I'd be very surprised if he even knew what he was saying vis-a-vis Rothschilds. He's a product of the education system, the current media, and the inability of anybody born after 1965 (yes, there are exceptions) to pick up a book! A large part of the US population is this guy in one form or another.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #70)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:57 AM

78. I'm going to bet that the tiniest number of folks who are a "product of the education system"

believe Jews control the weather.



But you are free to disagree.

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Response to onenote (Reply #78)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 12:11 PM

80. Ignorance and racism

Is not a defense.

The racism is repugnant enough to want this guy out of office but I need not even have that discussion.
I have his batshit crazy Rothschild “Illuminati” “controlling the weather” nonsense that automatically has disqualified him to hold public office and instantly makes him completely discredited as a public official.

We should not be entertaining this nonsense or making excuses for it.

We sure as hell should not considering him as a candidate for any public office or even to safely carry a pair a scissors.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #70)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:59 AM

79. I see the point you are trying to make

And I don’t disagree with it in a “big picture” sense. There is and has been, for far to long, a shaming of the intellectual and a distrust in the well-educated.

That said, I will not give this man a pass on these comments. He is not some random guy at the end of the bar, mouthing off while drunk. He is an elected official, a Democrat, in a large US city. If he is smart and capable enough to do that, he is smart enough to be held responsible for his public statements.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #79)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:24 PM

82. I Dont Disagree

I’m not trying to excuse him, I just think it’s important to correctly identify the problem. You can’t solve a problem if you call it something other than what it is.

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Response to RobinA (Reply #82)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 03:41 PM

83. The shaming of intelligence is a sore spot with me

We glorify high school sports, especially football and basketball players, but make jokes about “nerds” in chess club or getting on honor roll.

We create monuments to war and its dead but barely mention inventors and scientists and explorers.

More people have been saved by blood transfusions than died in all wars fought by the US but ask people who Dr. Charles Drew is and you more likely than not to get a blank stare.

We have to be better than this.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #44)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:02 AM

74. Of course you should vote for a different Dem in the primary. I'm talking about general elections.

Which is what you appeared to be talking about.

Virtually every Republican running thinks evolution is not real, are anti-abortion and want to end health coverage for poor people. Voting for the GOP (and voting third party) literally means letting Americans die. THAT is insane.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #37)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:33 AM

56. Yeah, TONS of republicans in that neighborhood.

 

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #37)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:45 AM

57. I would chew glass

 

rather than vote for someone who thinks the Jews control the weather.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #57)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 08:08 AM

63. Same

My loyalty ends at supporting antisemites.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 03:34 AM

43. this area only has democrats so there are many to chose from. i think he had no opposition

the last time he ran so hopefully someone will run against him next time.

he hasn't been in office long so he isn't some long time popular type.

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Response to angrychair (Reply #31)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 09:37 AM

72. That's a creative sentiment no one is arguing.

 

"No matter what, right?"

That's a creative sentiment no one is arguing. However, if your narrative compels you to believe as such to better validate your bias, by all means-- pretense is a wonderful little thing.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:55 PM

34. This shit right here...

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 01:34 AM

38. This demonstrates just how deeply anti-Semitism is drilled into the American culture.

As I understand, he has apologized. I have no idea if he is anti-Semitic, but what was said certainly is. Hopefully, he and others will learn from this mistake.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 02:25 AM

41. What. The. Fuck.

And he's a democrat?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 05:58 AM

46. meh. Local story. Not national news.

Dosen't belong in LBN and only posted to attack Democrats.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #46)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:46 AM

59. An elected official posted a video on FB claiming that Jewish bankers controlled the weather

 

That warrants a "meh" ?

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #46)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:46 AM

60. I suspect you'd be singing

 

a different tune if this were a republican. I'm trying to figure out which is worse - hypocrisy or turning a blind eye to bigotry.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 06:23 AM

47. The crazy virus must have escaped from the White House.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #47)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:46 AM

58. This has nothing to do with the White House

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #58)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:08 AM

75. That was sarcasm. The remark by the DC official is batshit crazy.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #75)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:29 AM

76. Understood

 

Just saying this is a somewhat different brand of crazy than the WH - although I guess it all connects in a way.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:22 AM

52. hes a D? this is embarrassing.....but THIS is the kind of D that we must rail against ....

...we cant ..shouldnt...blindly....support someone with extreme wacko views just cuz they say they are a D. This is how trump weaseled his way into the GOP. We need minimum standards....like common sense!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #52)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 07:28 AM

53. I can add him to the list of examples I use for why I will never offer blind loyalty

to every Democrat running for or holding office just because there is a "D" after their name..

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 08:54 AM

66. Local D.C. Lawmaker Apologizes For Blaming Winter Snow On Jewish Bankers

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #66)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 09:07 AM

67. What's your take on the apology?

 

I have mixed feelings. On the one hand, it does feel genuine. He reached out to folks in the progressive Jewish community and apparently was educated about the history of antisemitic conspiracy theories. On the other hand, this was a pretty scary thing to believe in the first place and it makes me ask what outside folks and sources has he been consulting and why did he find this idea convincing in the first place.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #67)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 09:25 AM

71. I'm inclined to agree with you, the apology seems genuine and sincere...

He's also young (at least in appearance). I give him points for meeting with progressive Jews and having his awareness level heightened. The proof will be in the pudding though if he makes more off the wall comments.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #67)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 10:04 AM

73. It sounds genuine. If the group he discussed it with think it is, then maybe it's OK for him

to see out his term, rather than resign. But, despite him apparently having a bachelor's and a master's degree, he seems extremely stupid, since he fell for the BS about controlling the weather as a plot in the first place, and has had to claim he didn't realise what blaming the Rothschilds effectively meant, which indicates a lack of knowledge about bigoted groups and ideas. And, as you say, he may be reading or associating with bigoted groups. In which case, a better candidate is needed for the next election.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 09:08 AM

68. Just shows that bigotry comes in all shapes, sizes and colors

At least he apologized. Still a dumbass that should not be in office.

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