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December 1, 2016

The newfangled atheists' normalization of Islamophobia was a...

...religious, moral, and political blunder of Biblical proportions.

Just sayin'...

November 8, 2016

Voter Intimidation: James O’Keefe films himself stalking a church van bringing people to polls

James O’Keefe films himself committing voter intimidation by stalking a church van bringing people to polls

Can you imagine how conservatives would react if a group of Black Panthers activists spent an entire day following around groups of Christian voters and filming their every move as they went to the polls?

That’s what right-wing propagandist James O’Keefe is doing on Tuesday in Philadelphia, as he and his crew are now tailing a bus that was set up by a black pastor to bring voters to the polls.

“So we’re behind this bus, which is like a pastor bus, busing people around to the polls in Philadelphia,” O’Keefe says in a video posted on Twitter. “And we’re going to be releasing video here today showing some people doing some improper things, busing people around, maybe they shouldn’t be doing it.”

Bradley Moss, an attorney who specializes in litigating national security matters, notes that O’Keefe seems to be clearly engaging in voter intimidation, as many people will feel unnerved having a car follow them around and film them as they go to vote.

In fact, as the Washington Post’s guide on voting laws makes clear, the definition of voter intimidation includes when “a voter is being followed and photographed or has his license plate numbers recorded” — which is just what O’Keefe is doing in this video.

Nonetheless, O’Keefe promises that he and his Project Veritas goons are operating “undercover” across the country to expose the horrors of voter fraud in urban environments. While it’s unlikely they’ll turn up any “game-changing bombshells,” they will likely provide fodder for conspiracy theorists via deceptively edited videos.


November 8, 2016

On the problem of evil. (some wisdom seen on DU)

Seen in another forum here on DU:

"Gramma, why does God let that mean man run for President?"

me- To remind us of the goodness in others.

November 8, 2016

“Guns Down” Project To Fight Back Against Firearm-Related Voter Intimidation On Election Day

X-posted from GD-2016: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512602126

Voters Can Text “GUNSDOWN” To 91990 To Report “Poll Watchers” Who Use Firearms And Other Means To Intimidate

Amid heightened concerns about voter intimidation involving the open carrying of firearms at polling locations on Election Day, a project called Guns Down is providing a resource for voters to report intimidation to voter protection advocates and to share their experiences on social media.

According to The Washington Post, “many election officials across the country are, for the very first time, bracing for intimidation or even violence on Election Day,” and these fears are compounded given that “most states have no laws regarding guns in polling places.”

Under federal law it is illegal to intimidate people trying to vote with guns or by other means.

Yet the Post reports that “state laws about guns and voter intimidation are a patchwork of wildly varying regulations,” and determinations of violations of voter intimidation laws can be difficult to ascertain because each one is “a fact-sensitive, context-based decision,” according to UCLA law professor Adam Winkler.(Further complicating determinations are discordant federal appeals courts rulings on what behavior constitutes voter intimidation).

This state of affairs has created an opening for individuals who wish to intimidate voters with guns at the polls while retaining some semblance of plausible deniability concerning the legality of their actions.

Voters who text “GUNSDOWN” to 91990 will receive information on a national voter protection hotline (866-OUR-VOTE) operated by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. Appropriate reports will be passed on to law enforcement and election officials, and voters will have the opportunity, if they feel safe doing so, to share photos of voter intimidation on social media.



November 6, 2016

Today is huge "Souls to the Polls" Sunday voting day in states like Florida and Ohio. (Xpost GD2016)

X-posted from GD-2016: http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512591908

Ari Berman ?@AriBerman 14m14 minutes ago

Today is huge "Souls to the Polls" Sunday voting day in states like Florida and Ohio. Big turnout major factor in election

Pastors expect high turnout for 'Souls to the Polls' effort

Updated: Nov 4, 2016 - 11:33 PM

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Dozens of Central Florida churches are getting together to help increase the number of black early voters.

This Sunday, pastors are getting together to put parishioners on a bus and take them to the polls.

Pastor Derrick McRae pf the Experience Christian Center is one of dozens of church leaders in Central Florida helping the black community vote early.

“Souls to the Polls has historically been the time the African-American community comes together and votes very strong,” he said.

He expects hundreds of black voters to show up to vote.

He said in 2012, 800 people boarded buses and were taken to vote.

“Usually we kind of wait for that great time with the church when all the church members come together,” McRae said.



November 6, 2016

California voters to vote on stripping ammosexuals of their right to marry their guns.

No, seriously...this is just like Proposition H8!

It's the same thing!

Guns are people, too, my friend.

Doesn't everybody believe in the right of any man or woman to marry the semi-automatic weapon of their choice?


November 6, 2016

"...other people were grabbing at my balls": Sexual assault at Trump rally. Why am I not surprised?

What this man is describing is a violent sexual assault, instigated and orchestrated by Trump himself.

"Trump, I didn't see exactly what happened. It looked like he was pointing at me, almost like he was instigating something."

"...other people were grabbing at my balls"


November 4, 2016

Elementary school cancels mock election after kids chant ‘Trump’

A New York elementary school has canceled its traditional mock presidential election after kids chanted “Trump” and repeated “negative rhetoric about minorities,” according to the school principal.

Children at Jericho Elementary School in Centereach will be voting for their favorite school lunch instead of their favorite presidential candidate after their mock campaign season got too heated.

“Some people were getting angry because some people like Trump and some people like Clinton,” fifth-grader Miranda Waters told a local ABC News affiliate. “Some people think Clinton’s not good. Some think Trump’s not good. So there’s a lot of arguments going on, and I don’t like that.”

School officials decided to cancel the mock election to prevent minority students “from feeling uncomfortable,” according to Glen Rogers, the school’s principal.

“Teachers have said they’ve heard some kids in the cafeteria chanting ‘Trump! Trump! Trump!’ or saying they don’t want Muslims here,” Mr. Rogers told ABC News.

“I mean, kids often repeat what they hear on the TV or the news, but it doesn’t mean it’s OK,” he said. “We have a diverse community here. We want all our students to feel valued.”


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