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Grey Lemercier

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26 yo, bi-racial, femme lesbian, happily married, moderate liberal, business owner, post grad degree, South Kensington, London GO HILLARY 2016! PS I hate flying with no leg room,lol. https://i.gyazo.com/08101542e7aeaac6a803a7b32f4fa723.png

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Trumps Potential SCOTUS Pick Has Said Crazy Awful Things About Queer People

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-scotus-pick-william-h-pryor_us_582dc4d6e4b099512f81176d

One of President-elect Donald Trump’s possible choices to fill the vacancy in the Supreme Court of the United States is a judge whose career is marked with anti-LGBT acts. William H. Pryor, Jr., is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta. His name has been mentioned as one of multiple potential nominees for the SCOTUS seat. Pryor’s anti-LGBT agenda certainly makes him stand out.

In 2003, he argued to uphold Texas’ law criminalizing consensual LGBT sex, RawStory noted. Thus, making it illegal for LGBT individuals to have sex in the privacy of their own homes. “This Court has never recognized a fundamental right to engage in sexual activity outside of monogamous heterosexual marriage, let alone to engage in homosexual sodomy,” Pryor wrote in his brief. “Such a right would be antithetical to the ‘traditional relation of the family’ that is ‘as old and as fundamental as our entire civilization.’”

He added that citizens have “no fundamental right to engage in homosexual sodomy just because it is done behind closed doors. ‘Plainly enough, otherwise illegal conduct is not always immunized whenever it occurs in the home’… Because homosexual sodomy has not historically been recognized in this country as a right — to the contrary, it has historically been recognized as a wrong — it is not a fundamental right.”

He contended that Texas was not the only state in the nation with these views.

Texas is hardly alone in concluding that homosexual sodomy may have severe physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual consequences, which do not necessarily attend heterosexual sodomy, and from which Texas’s citizens need to be protected. Texas’s conclusion, which is shared by other States, is certainly open to debate, but a statute does not become irrational for purposes of equal protection review just because some may hotly disagree with it.


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Posted by Grey Lemercier | Thu Nov 17, 2016, 09:24 PM (3 replies)

Jeff Sessions Was Deemed Too Racist To Be A Federal Judge. He Might Become Trumps Attorney General.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-attorney-general-jeff-sessions-racist-remarks_us_582cd73ae4b099512f80c0c2


WASHINGTON ― The man who President-elect Donald Trump may nominate as the 84th attorney general of the United States was once rejected as a federal judge over allegations he called a black attorney “boy,” suggested a white lawyer working for black clients was a race traitor, joked that the only issue he had with the Ku Klux Klan was their drug use, and referred to civil rights groups as “un-American” organizations trying to “force civil rights down the throats of people who were trying to put problems behind them.” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), an early Trump supporter who has been playing a major role on the Trump transition team, met with the president-elect in New York on Thursday. A former aide to Sessions is managing the Justice Department transition.

“While nothing has been finalized and he is still talking with others as he forms his cabinet, the President-elect has been unbelievably impressed with Senator Sessions and his phenomenal record as Alabama’s Attorney General and U.S. Attorney,” the Trump team said in a statement about the meeting.

J. Gerald Hebert remembers Sessions’ time as the top federal prosecutor in Mobile, Alabama, well ― and is stunned that an Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a possibility. More than three decades ago, Hebert was in his 30s and working on voting rights cases for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. He was based in D.C. but spent time in Alabama working with Sessions, who was a U.S. attorney in Ronald Reagan’s administration.

“He was very affable, always wanting to have a conversation, a cup of coffee,” Hebert told The Huffington Post this week. “Over the course of those months, I had a number of conversations with him, and in a number of those conversations he made remarks that were deeply concerning.”


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Posted by Grey Lemercier | Thu Nov 17, 2016, 08:16 PM (3 replies)

A Writer of Pro-Trump Fake News Just Told All In Eye-Opening Interview

http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/11/17/pro-trump-fake-news-writer-just-told-eye-opening-interview/

This past election was defined by the electorate’s engagement with social media and a rejection of mainstream news sources. The traditional sources of information were replaced by social-media based blogs, many of which offered news that was either vastly misleading or entirely false.Those fake news websites ended up having a significant effect on the public perception of the election, and one of the primary culprits has admitted that his hoaxes may have helped give President-elect Trump his shocking electoral college victory.

Paul Horner, the founder of the fake website abcnews.com.co, spoke to the Washington Post about the role his website played in misleading a gullible electorate and how Donald Trump supporters truly will believe anything.

Honestly, people are definitely dumber. They just keep passing stuff around. Nobody fact-checks anything anymore — I mean, that’s how Trump got elected. He just said whatever he wanted, and people believed everything, and when the things he said turned out not to be true, people didn’t care because they’d already accepted it. It’s real scary. I’ve never seen anything like it.

My sites were picked up by Trump supporters all the time. I think Trump is in the White House because of me. His followers don’t fact-check anything — they’ll post everything, believe anything. His campaign manager posted my story about a protester getting paid $3,500 as fact. Like, I made that up. I posted a fake ad on Craigslist.

Why? I mean — why would you even write that?

Just ’cause his supporters were under the belief that people were getting paid to protest at their rallies, and that’s just insane. I’ve gone to Trump protests — trust me, no one needs to get paid to protest Trump. I just wanted to make fun of that insane belief, but it took off. They actually believed it.

I thought they’d fact-check it, and it’d make them look worse. I mean that’s how this always works: Someone posts something I write, then they find out it’s false, then they look like idiots. But Trump supporters — they just keep running with it! They never fact-check anything! Now he’s in the White House. Looking back, instead of hurting the campaign, I think I helped it. And that feels bad.


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Posted by Grey Lemercier | Thu Nov 17, 2016, 02:55 PM (9 replies)

wanna do something? GO HARD!

pick ONE goal (Bannon out? (trust me, he is THAT evil)

maybe massive recounts/forensic enquires of ALL remotely close states where it looks like vote theft/switching occurred?

and

NATIONWIDE



Posted by Grey Lemercier | Wed Nov 16, 2016, 01:36 PM (0 replies)

Theres No Such Thing as a Good Trump Voter

People voted for a racist who promised racist outcomes. They don’t deserve your empathy.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/11/there_is_no_such_thing_as_a_good_trump_voter.html

Donald Trump ran a campaign of racist demagoguery against Muslim Americans, Hispanic immigrants, and black protesters. He indulged the worst instincts of the American psyche and winked to the stream of white nationalists and anti-Semites who backed his bid for the White House. Millions of Americans voted for this campaign, thus elevating white nationalism and white reaction to the Oval Office.

Understandably, critics of Trump have used this to condemn Trump voters, tying them to the likely consequences of their vote, blaming them for foisting Donald Trump on the country and the world. To this, there’s been a pushback. “Please understand what is happening here,” writes Michael Lerner in the New York Times in a column titled “Stop Shaming Trump Supporters.” “Many Trump supporters very legitimately feel that it is they who have been facing an unfair reality.” He continues: “The left needs to stop ignoring people’s inner pain and fear. The racism, sexism and xenophobia used by Mr. Trump to advance his candidacy does not reveal an inherent malice in the majority of Americans.”

On Twitter, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post gave his version of this argument. “The assumption that ‘Trump voter = racist’ is deeply corrosive to democracy. Also wrong,” he said, adding that there “is nothing more maddening—and counterproductive—to me than saying that Trump’s 59 million votes were all racist. Ridiculous.”

Meanwhile, more than 300 incidents of harassment or intimidation have been reported in the aftermath of Trump’s election, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. NBC News confirmed several, including incidents where vandals spray-painted slurs (“Heil Trump”) and swastikas on churches serving Hispanic or LGBT communities. At San Diego State University, a hijab-wearing Muslim student says she was confronted and robbed by two men who made comments about Trump, and at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, a Muslim student says a man approached her and threatened to set her on fire unless she removed her hijab. At the University of Pennsylvania, black members of the freshman class were added to a racist social media group, where students were threatened with lynchings.

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A White Nationalist Who Hates Jews Will Be Trump's Right-Hand Man In The White House

http://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2016/11/13/white-nationalist-who-hates-jews-will-be-trumps-right-hand-man-white-house/214419

President-elect Donald Trump’s first White House hire tells you everything you need to know about his commitment to his campaign’s bigoted message. Stephen Bannon, an anti-Semite who ran the white nationalist “alt-right” website Breitbart News before taking a leave of absence to become the Trump campaign CEO, will be Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor.

On November 13, Trump released a statement announcing Bannon’s hiring. The same statement noted that Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus would become Trump’s chief of staff. While White House chief of staff is typically the most senior position in the White House, the press release named Bannon first and described the two as “equal partners” in the Trump administration.

Bannon has been a key figure in leveraging this bigotry to aid Trump’s rise to power. Bannon bragged during the Republican Convention to nominate Trump that Breitbart News had become home to the “alt-right” -- which is just a racist code word for white nationalists. Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart News has featured racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, and anti-LGBT rhetoric. The site recently made a “noticeable shift toward embracing ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right. Racist ideas. Anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant ideas -- all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the ‘Alt-Right’” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Before he died, Andrew Breitbart himself reportedly called Bannon “the Leni Riefenstahl of the tea party movement.”

Bannon’s Breitbart News especially has come under fire for its rampant anti-Semitism. In May, contributor David Horowitz wrote a piece calling The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol a “renegade Jew.” In September, Breitbart News writer Matthew Tyrmand called Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum a “political revisionist” who was “on the warpath against the rising populist forces doing electoral damage to her establishment friends and allies across the world,” adding, “hell hath no fury like a Polish, Jewish, American elitist scorned.” In August, former Breitbart News writer Ben Shapiro accused the website of embracing “a movement shot through with racism and anti-Semitism.” Bannon’s anti-Semitism goes deeper than just Breitbart. As CNN’s Jake Tapper noted on Twitter after today’s announcement, Bannon’s ex-wife swore in court that “he said he doesn’t like Jews” and didn’t want his children to go to school with Jews. Indeed, Esquire politics contributor Charles Pierce even compared Bannon with David Duke.

Posted by Grey Lemercier | Wed Nov 16, 2016, 06:26 AM (32 replies)

The one huge reason why Bernie would have lost too (and never hear this discussed)

Taxes pure and simple

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/3/25/11293258/tax-plan-calculator-2016

I took the median (NOT average, so no artificially high number due to the 1%'ers blowing up the average) 2015 USA household income 54,462

I set it for a married couple with a child

and this is what you get



Under Bernie they would pay ALMOST 7000 usd MORE per year than under Hillary and 10,000 MORE than Trump

Now I do it for a single person making 25,000



2600 USD MORE per year than Clinton's plan andf 4700 USD MORE than under trump


a poor single person 15,000 usd a year



1600 usd MORE under Sanders than Clinton, and almost 2500 usd MORE than under Trump


and finally an upper middle class family

combined household income of 125,000 (and THIS is millions of suburban voters of all races, etc) with multiple children



They would pay 16,500 usd MORE under Bernie than Clinton, and 23 THOUSAND DOLLARS more under Bernie than under Trump


THAT WOULD HAVE CRUSHED HIM IN THE GENERAL

no one can ever convince otherwise


Posted by Grey Lemercier | Wed Nov 16, 2016, 04:00 AM (62 replies)

Trump's new people....Muslim baiters, Jew baiters, LGBTQ baiters, race baiters, immigrant baiters,

woman baiters, women sexual assaulters, PoC assaulters, lunatic conspiracy theorists, grades A, B, C, D neocons, war hawks, Russian apologists, gangster billionaires (Mercer family, Singer are Koch's squared), police/surveillance state Stasi wannabes, real life ACTUAL white nationalist neo nazis, religious bible banging lunatic dominionists, pro-lifers so extreme they cheer a abortion clinic bomber openly, conmen, conwomen, cons of every imaginable type, oligarchs by the bushelful, petulant vindictive children/spawn and in-laws with power now given beyond rational comprehension, a rapier class of privatisation austerity ghouls, anti-climate change dolts, myriads of other science deniers of all stripes, drill-baby-drill and lay-the-pipeline thugs, etc etc etc, all unleased/uncuffed by a sociopathic narcissistic fascist, a cowed RW congress that will go right along with most of this shit (or actually encourage it), and this ALL backed up by literally tens of millions of newly empowered, vindicated, self-justified (in their hate, their utter vileness, their very inhumanity) common, everyday goons, goons who live right next door to most, and all acting out in either unison or as lone wolfs of bigotry, racism, misogyny, greed, violence and rage......and they will have the full force of the mightiest national government/military the world has ever made on their side.

This is not a clown car, not even a "big tent" of every conceivable caricature-come-true and actual real life nightmare of hate, greed, ignorance,rage, racism, deprivation of all that is worthwhile in life, IT IS A FUCKING FLEET OF SUPERTANKERS



Posted by Grey Lemercier | Wed Nov 16, 2016, 02:10 AM (1 replies)

Firings and Discord Put Trump Transition Team in a State of Disarray

Source: The New York Times

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition was in disarray on Tuesday, marked by firings, infighting and revelations that American allies were blindly dialing in to Trump Tower to try to reach the soon-to-be-leader of the free world. One week after Mr. Trump scored an upset victory that took him by surprise, his team was improvising the most basic traditions of assuming power. That included working without official State Department briefing materials in his first conversations with foreign leaders.

Two officials who had been handling national security for the transition, former Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan and Matthew Freedman, a lobbyist who consults with corporations and foreign governments, were fired. Both were part of what officials described as a purge orchestrated by Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser.

The dismissals followed the abrupt firing on Friday of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was replaced as chief of the transition by Vice President-elect Mike Pence. Mr. Kushner, a transition official said, was systematically dismissing people like Mr. Rogers and Mr. Freedman who had ties with Mr. Christie. As a federal prosecutor, Mr. Christie had sent Mr. Kushner’s father to jail.

Prominent American allies were in the meantime scrambling to figure out how and when to contact Mr. Trump. At times they have been patched through to him in his luxury office tower with little warning, according to a Western diplomat who spoke on the condition of anonymity to detail private conversations.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/16/us/politics/trump-transition.html




Donald Trump Is Picking His Cabinet. Here’s a Shortlist.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/us/politics/donald-trump-administration.html
Posted by Grey Lemercier | Tue Nov 15, 2016, 11:16 PM (8 replies)

A serious and profound question. How could we ever know IF multiple key states did indeed

have the actual electronic votes hacked, ie. switched, stolen, disappeared, whatever you want to call it.

I know Crosscheck purged millions of Democrats

The Election was Stolen – Here’s How…

http://www.gregpalast.com/election-stolen-heres/


Here in the UK the Brexit vote was as close to 100% legit as you can get, simple paper ballots and a massive counting scheme that engendered near complete confidence in the result (regardless of the disastrous outcome).

BUT

How can we EVER know if they actually did tamper with the actual votes cast in the USA?
Posted by Grey Lemercier | Tue Nov 15, 2016, 09:15 PM (5 replies)

The growing smear campaign against Keith Ellison

Ellison is the first Muslim elected to Congress , and now he’s being painted as a ‘radical’ with ‘ties to the Nation of Islam.’

https://thinkprogress.org/the-growing-smear-campaign-against-keith-ellison-233e16fab864#.wi8i9goj0


With the Democrats in disarray following President-Elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory, the horse-race for the next Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair is tense, messy, and potentially crowded. Minnesota Democrat Keith Ellison is one of the favorites — and conservatives are already trying to tear him down with false equivalencies and smear tactics. One common thread to the complaints: Ellison’s religion. Ellison is the first Muslim ever elected to Congress, as well as the first Black congressman from Minnesota.




This tactic is hardly new. When Ellison was first seeking national office, Minnesota Republicans used his faith to attack him, alleging ties to the Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan. Blatant Islamophobia erupted when, because he is Muslim, he requested to be sworn in on the Quran instead of the Bible.

At the time, Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode (R), who endorsed Trump in 2015, wrote a letter to his constituents claiming that “if American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Quran.” (Goode endorsed Trump for President in Breitbart last year).

Ellison ultimately used a Quran owned by Thomas Jefferson. President Obama cited his swearing in an example of America’s religious tolerance in a 2009 speech in Cairo. When the controversy first erupted in 2006, Ellison denied that he was ever a member of the Nation of Islam. He clarified that, while he had never joined the group, he had organized a Minnesota delegation to the 1995 Million Man March, at which the Nation’s leader Farrakhan spoke.

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Posted by Grey Lemercier | Tue Nov 15, 2016, 07:31 PM (13 replies)
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