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Source: Huff Post
An Arizona mother said she hopes cruel birthday cupcakes given to her teenage daughter will become a teachable moment about the horrors of the Holocaust.
Deborah Muller, of Paradise Valley, said her daughters 14th birthday party this month included cupcakes that guests were allowed to frost. Two girls, who Muller said are friends of her daughter, decorated cupcakes with chocolate swastikas, even though the birthday girl is Jewish, according to KPNX-TV.
Muller said in a now-deleted Facebook post that the girls told her they did it to be funny. She said the teens all recently learned about the Holocaust in school, and were aware of the symbols meaning.
The girls uploaded photos of the swastika cupcake to Snapchat, according to Phoenix New Times.
Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/swastika-cupcakes-birthday-gift_us_583df40ee4b04fcaa4d562a6
MY state of Arizona. Any DUer that gets butthurt when I slam another state's bullshit, remember: I'm from fucking Arizona!
Why don't these people do this to me? Is being 6'2", 245 lbs and being able to bench 385 really enough to keep these trump licking racist turds at arm's length? I know I am overseas now, but back in Arizona, no one dared try this with me.
Welcome to the New Amerikkka!
You trumper motherfuckers must be proud. I'm tired of being told to respect these people and their bullshit.
Fuck people who call it alt-right! It's racist nationalism!
Fuck those that look for equivalency. The difference between the GOP and the Democrats has never been more apparently.
Fuck you in the media who are spineless cheerleaders, starting with those assholes as ABC and that worthless Fuckie Toad.
IF this is what my country has become, I'm glad I left for greener pastures a long time ago and moved overseas.
Oh, and as much as it hurts me to say this: Fuck Bernie Bots who are still fighting the Democrats. As a tried and true Bernie Sanders socialist, it's over and the bigger enemy is that fascist shitgibbon about to occupy the White House.
let's stop and remember all the people that have been fucked over by the country that we conveniently whitewash over at this time of gluttony, namely the Native Americans.
My mother is 100% full blooded Mohawk. She sarcastically calls Thanksgiving either "National Holiday for the Whitewashing of Native American Extermination" or "National Native American Cultural Genocide and Mass Murder Day."
While we all "give thanks," remember how the Native Americans are still fighting the lies of white Government's promise of sovereignty in North Dakota against a militarized police force doing the bidding of its governmental and corporate masters.
I know the media will keep saying alt-right because the Nazi fascist racist is now mainstream in American (yet again).
Donald Trump said Thursday that he is postponing his trip to Israel, just a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his proposal to ban U.S. travel for all Muslims.
"I have decided to postpone my trip to Israel and to schedule my meeting with @Netanyahu at a later date after I become President of the U.S.," Trump tweeted.
Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/12/10/politics/donald-trump-postpones-israel-trip/index.html
It says last year, but I think this is more recent.
I have long stated politics is race to the bottom. Whomever panders to the majority of Americans (the ignorant, the stupid, the uneducated, the racist, the sexist, the jingo, the xenophobe, the religious wackjob, the paranoid, and/or the yokel) better will win every time.
Hamilton wanted government and elections in the hands of those who could make logical decisions. Jefferson wanted government and elections in the hands most Americans with at least a high school education. Jackson wanted everyone involved, because he knew, against John Q. Adams, the toothless inbred will support him over the Boston Brahman.
And now we have the end result.
He responded: "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"
After this election, it is definitely not enough anymore. Trump proved it. American politics is a race to the lowest common denominator.
It began with Abigail Adams and her fight to open job opportunities for women.
When she passed, my heroine Elizabeth Cady Stanton took up the march for suffrage.
When she passed, her student Susan B. Anthony took up the march.
In 1869, the Wyoming territory passed universal suffrage for all people. By 1900, four states had done so (WY, CO, UT, ID).
Then, finally, in 1920, the 19th amendment is ratified, giving universal suffrage for all citizens 21 and over (in theory).
But the work was not done.
Women were still not equal; not equal in opportunities, in job conditions, pay, social treatment, marriage rights. A man could go to prison for beating a woman on the street, but not for beating his wife. A man made more than a woman for doing the same work (today, it's $.77 for white women, $.66 for black women, $.55 for Latinas).
Women were talked down to, condescended to. Women couldn't buy a car from a dealership without a salesman asking if she spoke to her husband first.
Male fashion designers created clothing for women that pretty much revealed everything men wanted to see (such as modern day hot pants, daisy dukes and two piece bikinis), while men's clothing was more modest.
Even with the passages of the CRA, women had to work twice as hard to prove they were half as good as men.
There were defeats, such as the failure to get the ERA ratified and the watering down of the Lilly Ledbetter Equal Pay Act. . .but the march forward for women's equality never stopped and couldn't be stopped.
Tomorrow night, Americans take another step forward in that march towards equality and social justice for all. A woman will be elected president. A woman will break the highest and thickest of all glass ceilings. A woman will become something Stanton dreamed would happen.
The traditional WASP hold on power is slowly fading. Soon, we will have a non-Christian president. Soon, we will have someone of Asian descent as president. Soon, we will have a Native American as president. Soon, we will have a president whose first language isn't English. Soon, we will have a LBGT president. Soon, we will have an atheist president.
As this happens, the traditional white power elite will become more determined to hold their "rightful" place. But change happens. Slowly, bit by bit. Step by step. Soon, those what scream the loudest for "making America great again" and "taking my country back" will be the smallest of minorities, albeit one of the loudest.
Soon, those that mask their bigotry and intolerance in religion, after having been exposed in this election cycle, will be cast into the dustbin of history, as the younger generation, starting with my Generation X, are moving further and further away from religion of all kind.
Soon, the wrongs of the past towards women, immigrants, minorities, native Americans and every group of "the wrong white people" (Irish, Jew, Italian, etc) will be righted and those that worked to keep them down will disappear in ideology and power.
It is beginning. It has begun. Gays are no longer in the closet and can legally marry. Interracial marriage is no longer considered taboo.
And a woman, once considered in America to only have the rights to cook, clean and reproduce, will soon become the nation's 45th president. And while I do not completely trust her intentions as I am much more to the left than she is, I will support the things she does I agree with and denounce the things she does I disagree with. Just like I did with Barack Obama, just like I did with Bill Clinton. And just like I will do with the next Democrat that becomes president have Madame President, Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Tomorrow, Elizabeth Cady Stantion, Abagail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and the rest that fought, bled, were jailed and died for the cause of women's rights, women's equality and women's suffrage. . .tomorrow night, your struggle takes a major step forward.
Tomorrow night is your night, ladies. Enjoy it, relish it, look the the heavens and thank everyone who fought to make this possible through the history of this country.
But before that happens, each and every one of you need to do something to honor those women who did the fighting. . .GET OUT AND VOTE!!!
So, a buddy of mine posted this meme, which I completely agree with.
The following the exchange between the Trumper (let's call her douche nozzle) and me smacking her down.
Ain't fucking with those people just fun?
1: I am gay (my wife would be surprised to hear that)
2: I'm a loser who can't get laid (again, my wife would be shocked, as would all the women I dated before I got married in 2014).
3: I'm fat (man, that burns. I mean, I may be fat. . .never knew being 6'2" and 245 with 14% BF was fat. . .but these people are stupid and I can diet)
4: Trump is going to sue me (I live in Asia. Good luck serving those papers there)
5: I hate America (apparently, being a deplorable means you cornered the market on patriotism (tm)).
6: I'm not a historian (One of my BAs is in history, PhD in Chinese History - dissertation on the life of the Chinese under the collaborist government of Wang Jing Wei after the Rape of Nanking - producer/screenwriter that specializes in period pieces. . .worked at the Rape of Nanking Museum for four years, field work with Rape of Nanking/Jeju Massacre/Terracota Warriors and university history professor for seven years in Hebei in China and Jiangsu in China)
7: I bought my wife (I'm sure my in-laws would be surprised to hear that)
8: I married a Chinese "whore" because I'm a loser that couldn't find a real woman (love that xenophobic bigotry)
9: I live in my parents basement (apparently, my parents live in Wuxi with me and not in Arizona where they actually live)
10: I don't know anything about politics (My second BA is in Political Science. . .one of my Master's Degrees is in Geospatial Sciences, concentrating on urban development and land use. . .just because I am not one of these paid pundits on TV doesn't mean I know nothing, Mr. Deplorable)
Twitter is a cesspool. I am on there simply for professional reasons. I post a little in politics and these people come out of the woodwork. That "block" button is nice. It ends all bullshit quickly.
Source: Daily Mail
A University of Wisconsin student from Saudi Arabia was beaten to death outside a pizza shop by an unidentified, 6ft white man.
Hussain Saeed Alnahdi was studying business administration at the University of Wisconsin Stout when he was attacked outside Toppers Pizza in Menomonie, Wisconsin, in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 24-year-old joined the university in 2015 after moving from Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, and was 'so happy' to be in America, friends said.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3893942/University-Wisconsin-student-24-Saudi-Arabia-beaten-death-outside-pizza-shop-6ft-white-man-violent-hate-crime.html
Trump supporters are beginning their violence early.
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