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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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Trump: My Tenant Nike Is Sending A "Terrible Message"

From his interview with the Daily Caller:

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Nike sent a “terrible message” this week by making former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick one of the faces representing the 30th anniversary of the company’s “Just Do It” campaign.

“I think it’s a terrible message. Nike is a tenant of mine. They pay a lot of rent,” Trump said, referring to Niketown New York, which is — for now — located at 6 East 57th Street in New York City.

Trump added Tuesday that “there’s no reason” for the famous sports apparel company to tap Kaepernick for the campaign. “But I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of them doing it, maybe there’s a reason for them doing it,” Trump mused.

[link:http://www.joemygod.com/2018/09/04/trump-my-tenant-nike-is-sending-a-terrible-message/|

Heh, a message of not tolerating intolerance. Nike might want to find new premises

Heh, where's Russia when you need her?!?!



American racists to start burning crosses made from Nike trainers



Racists across America are updating the long-held practice of burning crosses made of wood, to burn crosses made of Nike trainers after the sports company used Colin Kaepernick in its latest advertising campaign.

The choice of Kaepernick, a black man famous for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest against police brutality against young unarmed black men, has for some reason angered large sections of the population who don’t particularly like black people.
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Angry former Nike customer Chuck Matthews told us, “I’ve burned ALL my Nike trainers, that will show them I mean business! I mean, yes, I’ve already paid Nike hundreds of dollars for them, but they’re still BURNED now.

“You watch the share price plummet now that I won’t be buying the replacements I also didn’t need to buy yesterday. I mean, yes, the share price has gone up over 1% today, that’s true – but that’s just because the market hasn’t properly reacted to the shoes I’ve burned.

“Burning your own property to own the libs is what will Make America Great Again.”


[link:http://newsthump.com/2018/09/04/american-racists-to-start-burning-crosses-made-from-nike-trainers/|

Hehe - you know that satire is good when.....

Could she have anymore of a brass neck?



Tone deaf and hypocritical in one package

Heh

Christian and Conservative lack of compatibility is somewhat astounding



Follow me if you will down the road of defining conservatism and the juxtaposition between the values of conservatism and the values of Christianity.
Conservatism: Some definitions
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a : the principles and policies of a Conservative party
b : the Conservative party
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a : disposition in politics to preserve what is established
b : a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change; specifically : such a philosophy calling for lower taxes, limited government regulation of business and investing, a strong national defense, and individual financial responsibility for personal needs (as retirement income or health-care coverage)
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a: the tendency to prefer an existing or traditional situation to change
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conservatism

As a popular political movement, conservatism is more specific regarding a host of specific political issues that include (among other things) the pro-life movement, judicial restraint, welfare reform, immigration reform and the sanctity of marriage (specifically the opposition to gay marriage).
http://usconservatives.about.com/od/glossaryterms/g/Conservatism.htm

Christianity: A few verses

Deuteronomy 24:14-15 Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns. Pay him his wages each day before sunset, because he is poor and is counting on it. Otherwise he may cry to the LORD against you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Proverbs 29 : 7 The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern.

Malachi 3:5 “So I will come near to you for judgement. I will be quick to testify against … those who defraud labourers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me,” says the LORD Almighty.

James 5:1-6 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming upon you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered innocent men, who were not opposing you.

Matthew 19:21 : Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

Amos 5:11-15 : Therefore because you trample on the poor and you exact taxes of grain from him, you have built houses of hewn stone, but you shall not dwell in them; you have planted pleasant vineyards, but you shall not drink their wine. For I know how many are your transgressions and how great are your sins— you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe, and turn aside the needy in the gate. Therefore, he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time, for it is an evil time

Matthew 25:31-46 :“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, ...

I believe that Christianity should be all about being Christ like, or at least striving to be Christ like. Christ was an innovator who sought change and social justice, equality and freedom from the social constraints of the time. Pretty much completely the opposite of conservatism today.

There is duty and honour - and then there is Trump...

If Only..



One can only wish
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