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One More Time for the TUBA!

Because it is SOOOOOO funny.

How is painting a swastika on a dog's head a "joke"?

link: http://www.kare11.com/news/dog-with-swastika-painted-on-its-head-shows-up-on-neighbors-doorstep/465104694

PHOENIX - A North Phoenix woman was stunned when her neighbor’s dog showed up on her doorstep with a swastika painted on its head.

The homeowner, who spoke with 12 News off camera, is half Hispanic with three adopted children of mixed race.

Glendale police responded to check on the dog because of concerns it might be neglected.

The dog’s owners told police they drew the symbol on the dog as a joke.

Under any circumstances, this is not a joke. Considering it is only a couple days after Charlottesville, these idiots need to be locked up.

What is it that makes people want to carve monuments

in the middle of splendid scenery? I've been looking at pictures of Stone Mountain, and it's more than just tacky. It's an affront to the natural beauty of the area. For the past couple days, I have been thinking how a Howitzer would make short work of the monument. Now I'm not so sure. It would obliterate the monument, but it would leave a nasty scar. Then again, there already exists a nasty scar.

I felt the same way when I went to Mt Rushmore. The monument is an egregious assault on the scenic beauty of the area. If that's what it takes for families to journey out into the wilderness, then I feel sorry for them. If the monument is the only thing they stop and see, then I have to shake my head. Come on, there is the entire Needles District to explore!

We ought to be able to feel pride in having such nice, scenic areas in our country. We should not feel the need to add to them through acts of vandalism.

Ugly, ugly, ugly! And there is no way to ever undo the carnage.

I want to ask a serious question about DU's tolerance of anti-Nazi speech

I have seen a lot of posts about how America killed Nazis during WW2. I think the intent is to say that at least some amount of violence (maybe even killing?) is tolerable. On the other hand, there have been a lot of posts about needing to avoid violent confrontation, even ignoring the Nazis completely.

To be honest, I could go either way. I am struggling between anger and rational response. But the conversations on here are confusing me. I really do not know if my level of anger is appropriate. So I want to gather some ideas about what is appropriate. Maybe this is a dumb (or weird) idea. However, I feel like there may be some others in the same boat. Look, at least we can agree that we have reached a point where our conversation is well beyond average DU expectations and forum rules are being bent. That is not to say that, in this instance, those rules can't be bent. I'm just saying that it is becoming very confusing.

Perfect Picture


Aren't we at 2/3 majority yet???!!!!!

You know that Dems are have to be reaching out to their fellow congress people and asking, gently persuading them it's ok to call an insane man insane.

He's Going Back to Trump Tower

NYC get ready to pay through the nose to protect him. Better keep the protests low keyed, too.

So by "working vacation" he meant working over the taxpayers.


Mussolini Ran Over People, Too

Let's not forget that. U.S. Major General Butler recounted a story about Il Duce in 1931.

Butler related an anecdote about Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini while making the point that “mad-dog nations” could not be trusted to honor disarmament agreements. Butler recounted a story told him by an unnamed friend who had been taken by Mussolini for a high-speed automobile ride through the Italian countryside, in the course of which the dictator ran down a child and did not bother even to slow down: “My friend screamed as the child’s body was crushed under the wheels of the machine. Mussolini put a hand on my friend’s knee. ‘It was only one life,’ he told my friend. ‘What is one life in the affairs of a State.

And this is what our government did about it.

The US government, which, at this time, was rather friendly with the fascist Italian government, issued a formal apology for what it called “discourteous and unwarranted utterances by a commissioned officer of this government on active duty.” It went so far as to place Butler — the highest ranking official in the Marines and the most decorated Marine in his country’s history — under arrest. President Hoover even ordered a court martial for the general — the first time a US general had been court-martialed since 1862. That is how angry he was that Butler had spoken the truth about their iniquitous ally (the US has a long history of siding with inquitous allies).

Our country tolerates fascism better than most. It tolerates Nazis beating people and running them over with cars. It tolerates tRump as fascist dictator. It blames level headed people who are horrified by fascism.
Here is the link to the article: https://bennorton.com/vanderbilt-and-mussolini-on-a-murderous-joyride-a-synecdoche-for-the-us-relationship-to-fascism/

They're Going to Repeat Charlottesville Next Weekend...In Boston!

Proud Boys are coming to Boston next Saturday. Same reason. Same results guaranteed. Will the powers that be wake up in time to prevent it, or are we starting a national trend?

Rep. Maxine Waters mocked at California tea party conference

This pisses me off to no end. You have to look at the picture to see what the fuss is about. It's disgusting.

LA Times link: http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-rep-maxine-waters-mocked-at-tea-party-1502552052-htmlstory.html

An unflattering picture of Waters, obviously doctored, was flashed on a screen just after Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Elk Grove) delivered the keynote address Friday evening.

Woody Woodrum of the conservative activist group California Screaming Eagles told the crowd that it was Waters' reaction when she heard McClintock was coming to speak to California tea party members, drawing a big laugh in the room.

“It was just a joke,” Woodrum said later.

Woodrum said it wasn’t meant to be mean-spirited. He said the photo has been floating around the Internet.
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