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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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First time I've ever come close to voting a complete straight ticket ...

The only offices I didn't vote for the Democrat didn't have Democratic candidates. I voted for an unopposed Republican Judge because I know him personally and I'd trust him if anybody I knew had to stand in front of him. He told me he'd never vote for Paxton so I know we got at least one Democratic vote from him. I also know he loathes Cruz and cheetolini.

When I had the choice between a Libertarian or a Republican I left it blank.

I feel a lot calmer now. I missed the last two local elections somehow and was worried somehow my voter registration was expired. This election is the most important election I've ever voted in. 2020 will become the most important but only once we win this one. This rates right up there with the feelings I had enlisting in the Navy in '72 and I signed a waiver of my protections under the Bill of Rights to come under the UCMJ. Different conclusions but but significant events.

Anybody needing a ride to the polls in Burnet county, PM me, have six passenger vehicle, will travel.

Trump Fan Convicted In Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Asks Judge To Consider Trump's Rhetoric

Source: Huffpo

10/29/2018 05:00 pm ET
Trump Fan Convicted In Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Asks Judge To Consider Trump’s Rhetoric

Patrick Stein’s attorneys also said he learned about the Quran “from the internet and conservative talk-show hosts such as Sean Hannity and Michael Savage.”


By Ryan J. Reilly


WASHINGTON ― Attorneys for a President Donald Trump supporter who was convicted in a domestic terrorism plot aimed at slaughtering Muslim refugees asked a federal judge to factor in the “backdrop” of Trump’s campaign rhetoric when deciding their client’s sentence this week.

Patrick Stein was one of three right-wing militiamen found guilty in April of a conspiracy to kill Muslim refugees living in rural Kansas. Ahead of the 2016 election, Stein and two others plotted with an FBI informant and an undercover agent to bomb an apartment complex that housed Muslims in Garden City. Stein went by the handle “Orkin Man” and referred to Muslims as “cockroaches” he wanted exterminated.

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“Trump’s brand of rough-and-tumble verbal pummeling heightened the rhetorical stakes for people of all political persuasions,” they added. “A personal normally at a 3 on a scale of political talk might have found themselves at a 7 during the election. A person, like Patrick, who would often be at a 7 during a normal day, might ‘go to 11.’ That climate should be taken into account when evaluating the rhetoric that formed the basis of the government’s case.”

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Stein’s attorneys said their client got caught up in the anti-Muslim information he was devouring online. His knowledge of the Quran, his attorneys wrote, “came directly from the internet and conservative talk-show hosts such as Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. Patrick himself had never read the Quran, nor had he participated in a comparative study of any religion.”

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Ryan Reilly is HuffPost’s senior justice reporter covering the Justice Department, federal law enforcement, criminal justice and legal affairs. Have a tip? Reach him at ryan.reilly@huffpost.com or on Signal at 202-527-9261.




Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kansas-terror-plot-trump-anti-muslim_us_5bd742ebe4b055bc948ef751



A large collection of hate literature these guys used and passed around are at the link. Dismal crap. They shouldn't get any breaks and cheetolini needs to be held culpable.

A tip of the hat to Don Viejo.

Trump Fan Convicted In Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Asks Judge To Consider Trump's Rhetoric


Trump Fan Convicted In Anti-Muslim Terror Plot Asks Judge To Consider Trump’s Rhetoric

Patrick Stein’s attorneys also said he learned about the Quran “from the internet and conservative talk-show hosts such as Sean Hannity and Michael Savage.”

By Ryan J. Reilly

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kansas-terror-plot-trump-anti-muslim_us_5bd742ebe4b055bc948ef751

WASHINGTON ― Attorneys for a President Donald Trump supporter who was convicted in a domestic terrorism plot aimed at slaughtering Muslim refugees asked a federal judge to factor in the “backdrop” of Trump’s campaign rhetoric when deciding their client’s sentence this week.

Patrick Stein was one of three right-wing militiamen found guilty in April of a conspiracy to kill Muslim refugees living in rural Kansas. Ahead of the 2016 election, Stein and two others plotted with an FBI informant and an undercover agent to bomb an apartment complex that housed Muslims in Garden City. Stein went by the handle “Orkin Man” and referred to Muslims as “cockroaches” he wanted exterminated.

At trial, defense attorneys referred to the defendants as “knuckleheads” who were engaged in “locker room talk,” and Stein’s attorney argued his client was a victim of a “chaos news” environment that had him thinking a civil war was coming.

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A jury convicted Stein and his co-defendants, Curtis Allen and Gavin Wright, on weapons of mass destruction and conspiracy against civil rights charges. They are scheduled to be sentenced Friday, a week after another Trump supporter was arrested for mailing bombs to the president’s critics and a right-wing extremist killed 11 Jewish Americans inside of a Pittsburgh synagogue.

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“2016 was ‘lit.’ The court cannot ignore the circumstances of one of the most rhetorically mold-breaking, violent, awful, hateful and contentious presidential elections in modern history, driven in large measure by the rhetorical China shop bull who is now our president,” they wrote.

“Trump’s brand of rough-and-tumble verbal pummeling heightened the rhetorical stakes for people of all political persuasions,” they added. “A personal normally at a 3 on a scale of political talk might have found themselves at a 7 during the election. A person, like Patrick, who would often be at a 7 during a normal day, might ‘go to 11.’ That climate should be taken into account when evaluating the rhetoric that formed the basis of the government’s case.”

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Stein’s attorneys said their client got caught up in the anti-Muslim information he was devouring online. His knowledge of the Quran, his attorneys wrote, “came directly from the internet and conservative talk-show hosts such as Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. Patrick himself had never read the Quran, nor had he participated in a comparative study of any religion.”

Stein, his attorneys wrote, was “the perfect, vulnerable target” for the FBI, and had relapsed into alcoholism and “had used methamphetamine regularly,” including after he met FBI informant Dan Day. They said that Stein’s crimes “demonstrated an extreme level of hatred and fear, but they also demonstrated an utter lack of sophistication.”

They argued that 15 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release would “adequately reflect the seriousness of the offense, promote respect for the law and provide just punishment.”

Ryan Reilly is HuffPost’s senior justice reporter covering the Justice Department, federal law enforcement, criminal justice and legal affairs. Have a tip? Reach him at ryan.reilly@huffpost.com or on Signal at 202-527-9261.


A large collection of hate literature these guys used and passed around are at the link. Dismal crap.

Campbell Soup Jettisons Exec Who Peddled Soros Conspiracy Theory About Caravan


Campbell Soup Jettisons Exec Who Peddled Soros Conspiracy Theory About Caravan

“We expect our leaders to present facts, to deal with objective truths,” said company CEO after Kelly Johnston was shown the door.
By Mary Papenfuss

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/campbells-soup-exec-jettisoned-after-posting-soros-caravan-conspiracy-theory_us_5bd64bede4b055bc948d56df

A Campbell Soup executive was quickly shown the door after spreading a right-wing conspiracy theory that liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros is bankrolling a caravan of immigrants heading to the U.S. border.

Campbell vice president of government affairs Kelly Johnston, a former secretary of the U.S. Senate, tweeted Monday that Soros’ Open Society Foundation was providing aid to the caravan. There’s no evidence for a such a statement.

Johnston claimed that Soros’ organization was the puppet master behind “troop carriers” and “rail cars” moving the migrants. Johnston’s account is no longer active.

Vice President of Government Affairs for @CampbellSoupCo @johnston_kelly (a former Secretary of the US Senate under Bob Dole) spreading conspiracy theory about @GeorgeSoros‘ @OpenSociety planning & executing migrant caravan “including where they defecate.” https://t.co/vDQvw4mUwh pic.twitter.com/NdLnpGQ9uE
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) October 23, 2018

Johnston had been scheduled to leave the company in early November. But in the “last few days, the company and Mr. Johnston agreed that under the current circumstances it would be best to accelerate the timing of his departure,” a company representative said in a statement to Gizmodo. His last day was Thursday.

Campbell interim CEO Keith McLoughlin had earlier sent a letter to Soros’ Open Society following a complaint from the organization, saying that Johnston’s remarks were “inconsistent with how Campbell approaches public debate.”

Campbell “believes in truth and transparency. We expect our leaders to present facts, to deal with objective truths,” McLoughlin said in the letter. “Mr. Johnston’s remarks do not represent the position of Campbell.”

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Soros’ Open Society Foundation said in a tweet that “neither Mr. Soros nor Open Society is funding” the migrant caravan. It added that the foundation does, however, “support the historic U.S. commitment to welcoming people fleeing oppression and violence in their homelands.”

Mr. Johnston, neither Mr. Soros nor Open Society is funding this effort. We are surprised to see a @CampbellSoupCo executive spreading false stories. We do support the historic U.S. commitment to welcoming people fleeing oppression and violence in their homelands.
— Open Society (@OpenSociety) October 23, 2018

Trump recently claimed that people protesting Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court were paid “by Soros and others,” without any substantiation. Johnston also posted tweets indicating that Soros was funding anti-Kavanaugh protests, and referred to Soros as a “terrorist.”

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North Carolina Woman Tells Black Sisters Waiting For AAA 'You Don't Belong'


North Carolina Woman Tells Black Sisters Waiting For AAA ‘You Don’t Belong’

The woman also threatened to “bring out my concealed weapons too.”

By David Barden

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/charlotte-north-carolina-apartment-white-woman-black_us_5bd514dae4b0d38b588432c4

A North Carolina woman has been dubbed “South Park Susan” after harassing two black sisters waiting for AAA outside an apartment complex in south Charlotte.

Videos of the incident, which were shared by Chele Garris on Facebook, show the woman repeatedly asking the sisters, “Do you live here?” before telling them “I’m white … and I make $125,000 a year and I want to make sure that you’re all up in here.”

The sisters, who were waiting for the vehicle roadside assistance service outside the Camden Fairview Apartments in SouthPark, are also told by the woman that she is “fucking fabulous,” before she threatens to “bring out my concealed weapons.”

“Is your boyfriend here? Is your baby daddy here? Nobody cares, I’m white and I’m hot,” she said. “You’re hanging around in a place you don’t belong.”


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Social media users identified the woman, noting that she worked for Spectrum Enterprises, a company that is a part of Charter Communications. In a statement provided to local ABC affiliate WSOC-TV, the company said that she had been terminated, identifying her only by her last name.

“The incident recorded in Charlotte is a blatant violation of Charter’s code of conduct and clearly disregards the company’s commitment to inclusion and respectful behavior,” it said. “As such, Ms. Westwood’s employment with the company has been terminated, effective immediately.”

A spokesperson for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department told HuffPost that while they could not confirm the name of the suspect, “four criminal summons’ have been issued” including “two counts of communicating threats and two counts of simple assault.”

“Once the summons’ have been served the suspects [sic] name can be released,” a statement said.

Chele Garris did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

Filed under "No shit, Sherlock".


Trump Says ‘They Probably Will Never’ Give Him The Nobel Peace Prize

Despite rhetoric that potentially drives supporters to send bombs in the mail, the president insists “they” just don’t want him to have one.

By Andy McDonald

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-nobel-peace-prize_us_5bd5e4ece4b0a8f17ef8d457

While speaking to the Future Farmers of America in Indianapolis Saturday, President Donald Trump praised the efforts of Dr. Norman Borlaug, a scientist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in developing a high-yielding, disease-resistant wheat.

But the president couldn’t keep the focus on anyone else for too long, and naturally proceeded to put himself into the Nobel Prize conversation.

“They probably will never give it to me, even what I’m doing in Korea and Idlib province and all of these places,” Trump said. “They probably will never give it to me. You know why? Because they don’t want to.”

Yeah. Yeah, that’s probably the reason.


Video at link.

Michael Moore Posts Clip Of Cesar Sayoc Chanting 'CNN Sucks' At Trump Rally

Source: HuffPo


Michael Moore Posts Clip Of Cesar Sayoc Chanting ‘CNN Sucks’ At Trump Rally

The clip is an outtake from Moore’s current movie “Fahrenheit 11/9.”
By Mary Papenfuss

Filmmaker Michael Moore posted a video clip of suspected pipe bomber Cesar Sayoc at a rally for President Donald Trump last year, apparently chanting “CNN sucks” with a group of Trump supporters.

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It was filmed in Melbourne, Florida, at the first Trump 2020 re-election rally, which was held just a month after Trump’s inauguration in 2017.

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“Who we needed to understand were our fellow Americans, lost souls full of anger and possible violence, easily fed a pile of lies so large and toxic that we wondered if there would ever be a chance that we could bring them back from the Dark Side,” he said.

Sayoc, 56, was arrested Friday for allegedly sending more than a dozen pipe bombs in the mail to Democratic political figures and other Trump targets. The van in which he was living was plastered with photos of Trump, pro-Trump slogans, “CNN sucks,” and photos of the faces of Trump critics marked with gunsight crosshairs.

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Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-moore-posts-clip-of-cesar-sayoc-at-trump-rally-chanting-cnn-sucks_us_5bd631b7e4b0a8f17ef915dc

Amy Holmes, Roland Martin School To Megyn Kelly About Blackface Comments

Megan Kelly's almost apology on air ...



How often do PoC go out in white face? I've never ever seen it.

Anthony Scaramucci Tells Donald Trump: 'Dial Down The Lying'


Anthony Scaramucci Tells Donald Trump: ‘Dial Down The Lying’
The Mooch told CNN, “if you want me to say [Trump’s] a liar, I’m happy to say he’s a liar.”

By David Moye

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anthony-scaramucci-trump-dial-down-lying_us_5bd08dd0e4b0a8f17ef324c8

Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci has some helpful advice for Donald Trump: “Dial down the lying.”

“The Mooch” made the rather obvious suggestion on CNN Wednesday morning after host John Berman questioned him on whether he’d call Trump a “liar.”

“I asked you: What do you call someone who likes to lie? You said a scoundrel,” Berman said. “Another thing you could call someone who likes to lie is a liar. Is he a liar?”

“Well, we both know that he’s telling lies. So if you want me to say he’s a liar, I’m happy to say he’s a liar,” Scaramucci replied.

Scaramucci also tried to justify Trump’s lies, saying they were similar to other falsehoods told by politicians.

Still, “The Mooch” may have had enough, because he then looked into the camera and addressed Trump personally (even though the president was more likely watching Fox News).

“You know, you’re a politician now, so politicians lie when their lips are moving, and so all these people lie,” Scaramucci said. “But you should probably dial down the lying, because you don’t need to.”

Scaramucci added. “You’re doing a great job for the country. So dial that down, and you’ll be doing a lot better.”

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