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Reich wing hypocrisy on criticizing the dead.

Wasn't it just a couple of weeks or so ago that the movie Chappaquiddick was released, much to the hand-rubbing glee of reTHugs all over social media? Am I the only one who noticed the vicious, puerile titillation those same reTHugs displayed as they reveled in that hatchet job's biased recounting of that long-ago tragic accident? I don't seem to recall any of them displaying so much as a microscopic nose hair's worth of respect for the memory of the dead Senator or his family as they relentlessly slandered him with false accusations of murder and rape, do any of you?

Enter Professor Randa Jarrar, who, as some of you may know by now, posted some less than generous observations about Barbara Bush on Twitter My, how two weeks seemingly change everything. The microcephalic heads of reTHugs have been popping all day like balloons tied to a cactus all over social media and beyond about what they see as a series of unwarranted, lowbrow, mean-spirited swipes at the late former First Lady by Professor Jarrar. In many cases, the same people who were joyfully doing back flips and cartwheels on Senator Kennedy's grave two weeks ago are the same individuals expressing the loudest shrieks of righteous indignation today over Professor Jarrar's comments. Is the irony lost on them, or does the stench of their own rank hypocrisy actually smell like cologne to these people?

I'm not defending what Professor Jarrar wrote, mind you. However, I just wondering how many of those same reTHugs who are now screaming for her immediate dismissal from California State University at Fresno lost their livelihoods as a result of what they wrote about the late Senator Kennedy online? Anyone care to guess?

Practical question.

All the momentum now is clearly on the side of us who want a gun-free society. In fact, I cannot recall another time during my lifetime when the NRA is not just on the defensive, but actually running scared,.

The question is, should common sense laws be passed to finally help rid society of the plague of gun ownership, how does society go about disarming such a large populace? There are more American gun owners than soldiers in the Chinese army.

The NRA and all it stands for poses a far greater threat to the daily safety of average Americans

than any other terrorist group in the world, including ISIS and what's left of Al Qaeda. Strictly in terms of nomenclature, the principal difference between those groups and the NRA is that they're correctly and officially categorized as terrorist organizations while the NRA is given a pass for the monstrous acts their preachings help to cultivate.

The long and the short of it is that anyone who supports the NRA is helping to support the facilitation of atrocities like that which occurred in Lakeland and in dozens of other places across America each year.

Let's face facts...

The abhorent problem of school mass-shooting (along with all other types of mass-shootings) will never be solved until...

1.) The NRA is finally labeled as the domestic terrorist organization it really is and held to account and...

2.) The 2nd Amendment is either universally interpreted legally as an archaic half-penny with no place in a modern, civilized America or is itself amended out of our Constitution entirely.

Then and only then do we stand any hope of seeing tragedies like the one in Lakeland become part of the unlamented past.

I dont know about anyone else here, but I will never forgive or forget what the deplorables have

foisted on this nation. I hope these little racist/misogynist/Islamophobic/xenophobic pea-brained pustules are soaking in all the hate and destruction that has resulted from their non-thinking, because this will be their last hurrah. Someday soon, they'll be nothing but a bitter, isolated minority with nothing but hate as their legacy, and God help them when that occurs.

I don't want to hear about their problems, anxieties or concerns. I don't want to hear about their needs. I just want them to go away.

Brave high school students take a stand against racism and cultural approbation.

When Ithaca High School announced last fall that the spring musical would be "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," high school senior Annabella Mead-VanCort's mother, Eliza VanCort, wrote a letter to school administrators.

Mother and daughter were thrilled that a musical with a leading role of a female of color would be performed on the school's stage. They would be keeping an eye on this production, Eliza wrote in the letter in late November.

"And then they cast it the way they did," Annabella said. "And then we decided to write letters.”

A white actress was cast in the role of Esmeralda, a Romani gypsy living in 15th-century Paris.

Maddi Carroll, a 17-year-old senior at Ithaca High School and member of Students United Ithaca, was cast in the ensemble and quit in November due to the casting of Esmeralda.

“It shows you that theater wasn’t made for you," said Maddi, who is African-American. "And it shows you that, if you can’t get the parts that are written for you, what parts are you going to get?”


These very intelligent and very perceptive young people get "it". I'm glad the school allowed their voices to be heard and acceded to their demands. I'm also glad deplorables are working themselves into a lather over this story. They are inveterate racists well beyond anything even approaching redemption who have absolutely no future in this nation, and they know it.

What Deplorables Really Need.

No, they don't need sympathy, understanding or someone who will "finally listen to their concerns". What they need is to be told at least once a day for the rest of their thoroughly miserable existences what ignorant, bigoted, hate-filled invertebrates they are.

Consider it tough love.

If only the rest of America resembled California politically.

I'm tired of Republicans and the hatred, divisiveness and bigotry they spread. They're of such little consequence in California that there isn't even a single statewide elected official who is a Republican. If every other state could make a similar boast this country would be a paradise.

What good is a two party system if all one party does is champion hate and predatory capitalism? At least POC, women, LBGT, immigrants and the poor have some semblance of a fighting chance in California without any ReThugs in power to dehumanize them.

A lesson in healing, forgiveness and justice.

Woman gets probation in beating of teen shown on Facebook Live

A Chicago woman who prosecutors said used Facebook Live to stream a beating of a mentally disabled teenager from the suburbs avoided prison by pleading guilty to a hate crime Friday in Cook County circuit court.

Brittany Covington, 19, received four years' probation in exchange for the negotiated guilty plea. In addition to the hate crime, she admitted to aggravated battery with intent to disseminate on video and intimidation charges, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

Cook County Judge William Hooks sentenced Covington to 200 hours of community service as part of the probation, plus ordered her to attain a general equivalency diploma. Covington also is prohibited from contact with any gang members, must submit to random drug testing and is banned from all forms of social media for four years.

The four defendants in the case are black and the victim white.

Authorities said the then-18-year-old Crystal Lake victim met up with Jordan Hill -- formerly a student at Aurora's Core Academy and Hoffman Estates' Conant High School -- on the afternoon of Dec. 31, 2016, at a Schaumburg McDonald's restaurant. Later, the teen called his parents for permission to spend the night at a friend's home.


I agree with the honorable judge Hooks here. What benefit would there have been in sending this 19-year-old child to prison and ruining here life for good? Too many young black people are just thrown away like garbage into the criminal justice system only to eventually reemerge as the harden, irredeemable criminals our inherently racist society imagines them all to be. Instead, she must now serve her community for 200 hours and take some responsibility in improving her own life by obtaining her GED. Hopefully, from there, she'll go on to earn a college degree.

I wish there were more judges like this. Black people rarely get second chances like this in our racially biased court system, let alone justice.
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