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Jim Clyburn gave Beto O'Rourke props tonight for something I didn't know he did until tonight

Beto is the reason the House Gun Control Sit In was livestreamed.

I found this video of Beto being interviewed about it.

If you want to watch candidates at the Fish Fry

It's on CSpan now or you can stream here https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/jim-clyburn-fish-fry-live-stream-democratic-candidates-2020-special-exclusive-today-2019-06-21/

So Trump has been accused of rape by a writer...

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-sexual-assault-e-jean-carroll-1445246

A writer for Elle magazine has accused President Donald Trump of raping her about 24 years ago, and says she still has the unwashed coat she was wearing when it happened.

E. Jean Carroll, a well-known advice columnist and writer, said the assault took place at Bergdorf Goodman, a high-end department store in New York City, where Trump recognized her while shopping. Trump was married to his second wife, Marla Maples at the time and had a young daughter, Tiffany Trump, with her.

The White House and Carroll did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Newsweek. The White House called the allegations, "completely false and unrealistic" to New York. The story surfaced 25 years after the allegations, they said, and "was created simply to make the President look bad."

According to Carroll, the president recognized her as "that advice lady" and asked her to help him pick out a gift for "a girl." The pair settled on a piece of lacy lingerie and Trump asked Carroll to try it on. Carroll said she deflected the offer and told him to try it on instead. The pair then made their way to a dressing room where, Carroll alleges, Trump sexually assaulted her.

Carroll did not go to the police after the encounter, but did say she told friends, both journalists, one told her to go to the police she said and the other advised her to tell no one. Both confirmed the account to New York.

Carroll said she did not come forward earlier because "receiving death threats, being driven from my home, being dismissed, being dragged through the mud, and joining the 15 women who've come forward with credible stories about how the man grabbed, badgered, belittled, mauled, molested, and assaulted them, only to see the man turn it around, deny, threaten, and attack them, never sounded like much fun. Also, I am a coward."

Carroll also claimed that the dress she wore on the night of the encounter, "still hangs on the back of my closet door, unworn and unlaundered since that evening."

The term "boy" when referring to a black man is considered a racial epithet

That is why people are/were upset about what Biden said. It's not about him talking about working with Republicans or segregationists in the past. He wasn't even quoting the segregationists when he used the term. Again...the criticism is NOT over him working with people he doesn't agree with. People KNOW Biden is not racist as well. That doesn't change the fact that he used a very hurtful and racially charged term. When Cory Booker, a black man, pointed that out Biden made matters worse by demanding that Booker apologize to him.

If Biden didn't understand how upsetting and hurtful this term is then he should just say that, learn from it and if anyone should apologize it should be him, and then move on.

Again, the term "boy" in the context Biden used it is a racial slur. It's often interchangeable with the n-word.
Now, imagine that Biden used the n-word instead of "boy" and ask yourself it would still not be anything to be bothered by. I think everyone knows this was not Biden's intent. What is troublesome is that he doesn't seem to understand what he did wrong and doesn't seem interested in finding out. That's why it's not being let go.

On Edit to clarify even further: No, Biden was NOT trying to use "boy" in a racially hurtful way. He was using it while talking about working with a segregationist who WOULD have used it as a racial slur. It wasn't an actual quote, so Biden just should not have even used the term at all.

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In most situations, the word "boy" is not a problem. Used to describe an African American man, however, the word is troublesome. That's because historically whites routinely described black men as boys to suggest African Americans weren't on equal footing with them. Both during and after slavery, African Americans weren't viewed as full-fledged people but as mentally, physically, and spiritually inferior beings to whites. Calling black men "boys" was one way to express the racist ideologies of yesteryear.

Despite its widespread use as a racial putdown, in Ash v. Tyson Foods, the U.S. Court of Appeals decided that "boy" cannot be considered a racial slur unless it's prefaced with a racial marker such as "black." This decision has sparked controversy, considering that whites typically didn't call African American "black boys" during Jim Crow, but simply "boys."

The good news, according to Prerna Lal of Change.org, is that the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the holding, ruling "that the use of the word 'boy' on its own is not enough evidence of racial animus, but that the word is also not benign." That means the court is willing to consider the context in which "boy" is used to determine if it's being uttered as a racial epithet.


https://www.thoughtco.com/terms-many-dont-know-are-racist-2834522

How dating habits can influence how you select a candidate

Now that I've got your attention...

There was this guy that looked absolutely perfect on paper. I built him up in my mind based on that alone. I put him on a pedestal so to speak. Over time I would see red flags pop up pretty consistently. Because he looked perfect on paper and I had invested all of my hopes and dreams into him I kept ignoring those red flags, making excuses for the things he did and said. I made those excuses and ignored the red flags for long enough that he became comfortable and safe...and that made it harder and harder to draw the line on what was and was not acceptable to me. I stuck with that person for far too long and ignored the red flags and warning signs. Ultimately it ended very badly with me being hurt and disappointed. That person was never really who I built them up in my mind to be. I so desperately wanted him to be those things that I ignored all the things that ultimately were right in my face telling me...he's all wrong...you can do so much better.

It was hard to do, but I let go of the past and moved on. Then I met an incredible, kind man. He was a little younger, very animated, talked with his hands, never stood or sat still long..but he was considerate, sincere, honest, great with my kids...and wasn't too stubborn or afraid to apologize when he was wrong. He had so much compassion. It turned out that he was the love of my life.
(On edit: This is reference to REAL people...this particular one was murdered.)

The moral of this story...don't ignore and excuse the red flags in an attempt to protect an image you have of someone else in your mind. Those red flags are your brains way of trying to protect your heart. Pay attention. Be open to those you might otherwise write off over something really silly when they could turn out being incredible.

Beto O'Rourke Big Idea: New Voting Rights Act (Video Link)

https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1141773400907616258

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/beto-o-rourke-s-big-idea-extended-interview-62127685516

Beto Answers Town Hall for America Question about Beto's Plan to help Northern Triangle Countries

Beto invited Americans to submit questions via his website and Mike from Aurora, CO is the first to be answered!

https://twitter.com/BetoORourke/status/1141109677385760768

See Beto's full Immigration Plan here:
https://betoorourke.com/immigration/

The polar opposite of Trump

Because America neends compassion, hope and someone to inspire and motivate by sharing with the world all of the stories of the people he meets and connects with.

BETO O'ROURKE'S PLAN FOR LGBTQ EQUALITY FOCUSES ON PROTECTING TRANSGENDER PEOPLE

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke released a proposal last week to achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans and reinstate protections abandoned by President Donald Trump.

The plan—O'Rourke's sixth major policy rollout—is heavy on executive actions he would pursue to support the LGBTQ community. It also prescribes legislation he would champion and steps that can be taken on the global stage.

"We must ensure all Americans are treated equally no matter who they are or who they love," the former El Paso congressman said in a statement on the proposal, which comes amid LGBTQ Pride Month and arrived hours before he was set to lead a "Pride Run" in New York City.

Among the executive actions that O'Rourke would take: overturning Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military, reversing the "deploy or get out" policy that critics say discriminates against HIV-positive service members, and bringing back Department of Education guidance that sought to protect LGBTQ students. O'Rourke would also act to crack down on conversion therapy, update blood donation requirements for LGBTQ people, increase LGBTQ representation in the census, and install more pro-LGBTQ people in government, especially in the judiciary.

O'Rourke's plan puts an emphasis on protecting transgender people—specifically transgender women of color—calling for the Department of Justice to investigate crimes against them and making sure law enforcement agencies get the right training to respond. Dallas in particular has been roiled by a recent string of slayings involving transgender women of color.

When it comes to legislation, O'Rourke backs measures such as the Equality Act, a sweeping bill passed last month by the Democratic-led House of Representatives that would overhaul the Civil Rights Act to protect LGBTQ Americans. O'Rourke also wants to make sure LGBTQ people have equal access to health care and insurance as part of any universal health-care system that his administration would pursue in Congress.

And on the international front, O'Rourke proposes things like collaborating with allies to craft a global treaty through the International Law Commission of the United Nations that would shield LGBTQ people from persecution. O'Rourke also would create a "special envoy for the human rights of LGBTQ+ people" in the Department of State.


https://psmag.com/social-justice/beto-orourkes-plan-to-achieve-lgbtq-equality

See the full plan here: https://betoorourke.com/lgbtq/

Beto O'Rourke moves to 4th place, Warren to 3rd in new Hill/Harris X Poll

https://thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/448910-poll-biden-leads-Sanders-by-22-points


He was previously in 6th behind Harris and Buttigieg but has moved ahead of both now.

Current poll results


Last poll results
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