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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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Samantha Bee Reveals The Withheld 'Recording' From Stephen Miller's NYT Interview


Samantha Bee Reveals The Withheld ‘Recording’ From Stephen Miller’s NYT Interview
The comedian says she knows why the paper of record did not air the audio.

By Rebecca Shapiro

We figured out why @mikiebarb and @nytimes couldn’t run the Stephen Miller audio... the answer is SHOCKING. pic.twitter.com/8HZd3JRalN
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) June 19, 2018

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/samantha-bee-reveals-the-withheld-recording-from-stephen-millers-nyt-interview_us_5b29b29ae4b05d6c16c8b6f1

Samantha Bee said she figured out why The New York Times chose not to air the audio recording of their interview with White House senior adviser Stephen Miller on Tuesday.

“The answer is SHOCKING,” Bee’s “Full Frontal” Twitter account posted along with a video recording jokingly pretending to be Miller’s June 16 interview with Times reporters Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael Shear.

The paper of record sparked controversy Tuesday when it agreed not to air portions of Miller’s interview on the paper’s podcast “The Daily” after the White House said it was “not at all comfortable” with Miller’s voice being used on the show.

How to Help Families Separated at the Border

https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/emergency/2018-06-20/how-to-help-families-separated-at-the-border/


How to Help Families Separated at the Border
Ways to volunteer, ways to donate, ways to take action

By Kimberley Jones and Eilish O'Sullivan, 7:35AM, Wed. Jun. 20, 2018


Families Belong Together rally at the Texas State Capitol on June 14 (photo by John Anderson)

The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of breaking up families who have crossed the U.S./Mexico border illegally has resulted in an estimated 2,000 children forcibly separated from their parents and housed in detention.

In addition to a mounting protest over the policy and housing conditions, a host of local and national nonprofits have stepped in to try to reconnect separated families and to provide emergency legal aid and other badly needed services along the border. Here are some of those groups, and ways to volunteer, donate to the cause, and make your voice heard by elected officials.
Families Belong Together National Day of Action

Dozens of advocacy groups including MoveOn.org are organizing a nationwide day of action for Saturday, June 30. The main rally will take place in D.C.'s Lafayette Square; of the many satellite protests planned, Austin's will take place at the Texas State Capitol starting at noon.
ACLU

The ACLU wants you to call your senator. Their website locates the phone number for you and provides a script for urging elected officials to denounce the Trump administration's family separation policy.
American Gateways

This Central Texas nonprofit provides legal services for asylum seekers. They are seeking both attorney volunteers and non-attorney volunteers, as well as donations.
Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project

ASAP is asking for donations for emergency legal services to refugee families.
The Austin Bar Association Civil Right and Immigration Section

The Austin Bar Civil Rights and Immigration Section is hosting a training session for attorneys to help families separated upon entering the United States. The session is full, but Spanish-speaking attorneys who wish to attend can be put on the waitlist.
CARA Family Detention Project

The CARA Project – a joint effort of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association – is looking for volunteer attorneys, law students, and paralegals with interest and experience in asylum work. Volunteers should be either fluent in Spanish or collaborating with an interpreter.
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley

The Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley is sheltering families who have recently been released from border patrol custody. They are taking volunteers and donations.
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services

Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services is taking donations and volunteers.
Kids in Need of Defense

KIND, which promotes immigrant and refugee children’s rights, is looking for volunteers and donations.
Las Americas Immigration Advocacy Center

The center seeks volunteers and donations to provide legal representation to refugee families.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is taking donations to provide children separated from their families with shelter and beds, medical services, counseling, and therapy.
Justice for Our Neighbors

This national United Methodist immigrant ministry provides legal services to immigrants, refugees, and asylum chapters, and has several Texas chapters.
Neta

Neta, a bilingual multimedia platform based in the Rio Grande Valley along the Texas-Mexico border, is taking online signups for residents who are able to visit the ports of entry to take supplies or verify if there are asylum seekers who need help. They are also taking money donations, which will go toward supplies, such as diapers, underwear, bras, baby wipes, sandals, non-perishable food items, deodorant, hygienic supplies, and water.
RAICES

Via the LEAF Project, RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) is taking donations to provide universal representation for released unaccompanied kids in Texas.

RAICES is also accepting donations to support legal services for detained separated parents and for bonds to get parents released.
Safe Passage Project

Safe Passage Project is accepting donations to provide lawyers and part-time paralegals for underrepresented children. They are also seeking pro bono attorneys and other volunteers.
South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project

The project provides pro bono legal services to asylum seekers detained in South Texas. They’re seeking volunteers.
Texas Civil Rights Project

The Texas Civil Rights Project is looking for volunteers who speak Spanish, Mam, Q’eqchi’ or K’iche’ and have paralegal or legal assistant experience. They are also taking money donations.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is assigning child advocates to kids whose parents have been deported, and they are taking donations.

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Regarding chasing DHS Secretary Nielsen out of a quiet little dinner ....

Corey Lewandowski mocks kidnapped child prisoner with Down Syndrome .....

No. We are a two party system that believes in the laws of free market: the GOP will ...

go through a period of self examination find a winning demographic and market to it. The system is rigged for two parties right down to to the polling stations. As long as its a winner take all election a third party will never stand a chance nationally.

The Racist Trope That Won't Die

The Racist Trope That Won’t Die

By Brent Staples

Mr. Staples is a member of the editorial board.

June 17, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/17/opinion/roseanne-racism-blacks-apes.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-right-region®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region

The comedian Roseanne Barr resurrected one of the oldest and most profoundly racist slanders in American history when she referred to Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who served as an adviser to President Barack Obama, as the offspring of an ape.

This depiction — promoted by slave traders, historians and practitioners of “scientific” racism — was used to justify slavery, lynching and the creation of the Jim Crow state. It made the leap to the silver screen in deeply noxious films like “The Birth of a Nation” and haunted American popular culture well into the 20th century.

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That message comes through powerfully in research by several social scientists, but particularly in the work of the Stanford University psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt and Phillip Atiba Goff, president of the Center for Policing Equity at John Jay College in New York. In six studies published with collaborators a decade ago, Mr. Goff and Ms. Eberhardt found that even younger study participants who were born since the civil rights revolution and claimed to know nothing of the ape caricature of blackness were swayed by it when making judgments about black people. In one study, white male undergraduates who were subliminally exposed to words associated with apes — for example, “chimp” or “gorilla” — were more likely to condone the beating of those in police custody when they thought that the suspect was black.

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This process of dehumanization often leads Americans to view African-American men as larger and more fearsome than they are. This pattern of misperception is troubling. Police officers are often exonerated for killing civilians on the premise that they fired their weapons out of fear for their lives. This issue famously came up in the 2014 killing of Dontre Hamilton, an unarmed black man in Milwaukee who was shot 14 times by Officer Christopher Manney. Officer Manney later portrayed Mr. Hamilton as hulking and muscular, saying he feared being “overpowered.” An autopsy showed that Mr. Hamilton was actually of modest build — 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 169 pounds.

The tragedy of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was killed by a Cleveland police officer in 2014 while playing with a toy gun, fits this pattern. An officer at the scene described him as being 20 years old. Black children are often seen as significantly older and more menacing than they actually are. And, research suggests, the automatic presumption of threat provoked by a black face applies even the when the face belongs to a 5-year-old child.

Mr. Goff and his colleagues published a striking set of studies the year Tamir was killed. They found that when a group of mainly white college students were shown photographs of white, black and Latino boys, they overestimated the ages of black boys ages 10 to 17 by an average of 4.5 years. In other words, they perceived 13-year-old boys as adult men — and viewed black children as more culpable for crimes.

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Albert Einstein Called Racism "A Disease of White People" in His Little-Known Fight for Civil Rights

Albert Einstein Called Racism “A Disease of White People” in His Little-Known Fight for Civil Rights

http://www.openculture.com/2013/08/albert-einstein-civil-rights-activist.html

Albert Einstein’s activities as a passionate advocate for peace were well-documented during his lifetime. His celebrity as a famous physicist and one of the world’s most recognizable faces lent a great deal of weight to his pacifism, a view otherwise not given much consideration in the popular press at almost any time in history. However, according to a 2006 book titled Einstein on Race and Racism by Fred Jerome and Roger Taylor, the scientist was also as passionate about combating racism and segregation as he was about combating war. This facet of Einstein’s life was virtually ignored by the media, as was a visit he made in 1946 to Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the first degree-granting college for African-Americans and the alma mater of Langston Hughes and Thurgood Marshall.

Invited to Lincoln to receive an honorary degree, Einstein gave a lecture on physics but also bluntly addressed the racial animus that held the country in its grip, reportedly calling racism, “a disease of white people” and saying he “did not intend to be quiet” about his opposition to segregation and racist public policy. Lest anyone think the Nobel-prize-winning physicist was pandering to his audience, the Harvard Gazette offers a comprehensive summary of Einstein’s support of progressive anti-racist causes, including his personal support of members of Princeton’s black community (he paid one man’s college tuition), a town Princeton native Paul Robeson once called “the northernmost town in the south.”




Einstein formed relationships with several prominent black leaders—inviting opera singer Marian Anderson to stay in his home after she was refused a room at the Nassau Inn and appearing as a character witness for W.E.B. Dubois when the latter stood accused of “failing to register as a foreign agent.” But it was his 20-year friendship with Robeson that seems central to his involvement in civil rights causes. The Harvard Gazette writes:

Einstein met Paul Robeson when the famous singer and actor came to perform at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre in 1935. The two found they had much in common. Both were concerned about the rise of fascism, and both gave their support to efforts to defend the democratically elected government of Spain against the fascist forces of Francisco Franco. Einstein and Robeson also worked together on the American Crusade to End Lynching, in response to an upsurge in racial murders as black soldiers returned home in the aftermath of World War II.

At the time of the Gazette article, 2007, a movie about Einstein and Robeson’s friendship was apparently in the works, with Danny Glover as Robeson and Ben Kingsley as Einstein. The project is apparently stalled, but with the upsurge in popular interest in the history of civil rights—with the overturning of the Voting Rights Act and the widespread coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—perhaps the project will see new life soon. I certainly hope so.


Trump speaks to reporters after returning to Washington this afternoon....

You've gotten it backwards: criticizing his weight, hand size, small penis ....

grotesque hair styling etc will begin to trivialize his real, provable, significant shortcomings and crimes. He'll become a fat nasty clown and not the traitorous, incompetent, apparently without scruples and degenerate sexually assaultive solipsist he is.

I'm fat. Want to take a swing at me?

I know this: cheetolini is a lot worse than being overweight. If you think this opinion of mine slimes anyone here on DU I will submit respectfully your concern is as misapplied as it is hyper exagerated.

If you think I don't weigh in on the abomination in the White House on DU you don't know enough about me to short-shrift my character. It just becomes another meaningless character assassination.

We don't want him out because he's fat. We want him out because he is who he is.
Posted by marble falls | Sat Jun 9, 2018, 01:32 PM (2 replies)

Nobody's defending cheetolini, but fat shaming is what they do and we ain't they.

Posted by marble falls | Sat Jun 9, 2018, 08:06 AM (1 replies)
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