Aug 12, 2017 04:59PM SerenitySTAT wrote:
Not sure such a word exists!
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Aug 12, 2017 04:59PM SerenitySTAT wrote:
Not sure such a word exists!
Aug 12, 2017 05:03PM SerenitySTAT wrote:
Aug 12, 2017 05:04PM Freya wrote:
I would wear that pin, with pride Serenity.
Sandy, every time he did something so wrong, I used to think this is it, he will be gone now. I have since lost that hope.
Aug 12, 2017 05:23PM SerenitySTAT wrote:
Freya - I love the sticker, but I would buy it only if my husband or kids want it. I'm trying to be mindful of my purchases.
Time for some lightness. In addition to worrying about paying his legal fees...
Aug 12, 2017 05:42PM - edited Aug 12, 2017 05:42PM by Freya
Hmmm...........looks around, hope no one has a reason to raid my home until the floors are cleaned.
It's not just Americans who do this -Report: Most Americans Now Getting Their News While Peeking Out Between Fingers
WASHINGTON—In a comprehensive analysis of the nation's media consumption habits, a report published Friday by the Pew Research Center found that most Americans now receive their news while holding their hands over their eyes and peeking out between their fingers. "Whether in print, online, or televised form, our research indicates that 80 percent of Americans engage with news by cupping their hands over their eyes and occasionally steeling themselves to glance at the content before them," said lead author Dr. Jacob Elam, noting that after opening a link to a news story, four out of five Americans stand up and walk away from their computers while muttering "Oh god, oh my god" before returning to their seats. "We also found that two-thirds of the American public now require at least 30 seconds of agitated hesitation before even typing 'cnn.com' into the address bar and, once on the site, immediately direct their attention toward several more palatable entertainment or sports articles before anxiously edging their way toward the day's top headlines." According to the researchers, while Americans tended to believe they'd be better off taking a day or two off from the never-ending news cycle, a solid majority throw their hands up, say "Fuck it," and visit Twitter again.
Aug 12, 2017 05:47PM kad2kar wrote:
I never realized that we live in such a HATEFUL,
NASTY country!!!!!!!! What happened to our BEAUTIFUL UNITED STATES of AMERICA??
Why does orange man think the REAL SUPREME BEING (every religion calls GOD a different name, HE is still the SUPREME BEING) thinks he deserves anything?
If I were 50yrs younger I would be out demo-ing (knowing what I know now). I was a wuss with a baby and another on the way back in the day.
Watch the tRump when he is speaking . If he is telling a lie, he gives us a cute shoulders in and wiggleling of those same wimpy shoulders.
@TRILL, not sure exactly what your nose problem, but try AYR. I thought I had allergies, doc said NO, but try AYR, either gel or mist. It does work nice.
I am 7yrs10 days out from a uni, the 2nd came in Dec of '10, I remember some numbness, but mostly FREEZING boobs, even when I was in the throes of massive heat (NOT) flashes. I think I have feeling now? My weirdness is, feeling like I am filling up my boobs to breastfeed, which, I never did. I did fill up once, before no milk pill took effect.
SENDING EVERYONE HUGS AND ALL KINDS OF SORTS (not sure what kind we need) LOVE k2k
Aug 12, 2017 05:48PM - edited Aug 12, 2017 07:40PM by badger
Edited to delete video of Jake and Elwood. Not funny when it happens IRL.
Officials: White nationalist rally linked to 3 deaths
By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 08/12/2017 12:25 PM EDT|Updated 08/12/2017 10:21 PM EDT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, hurting more than a dozen others and ratcheting up tension in a day full of violent confrontations.
Shortly after, a Virginia State Police helicopter that officials said was assisting with the rally crashed outside Charlottesville, killing the pilot and a trooper.
The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade. The governor declared a state of emergency, and police dressed in riot gear ordered people out. The group had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others arrived to protest the racism.
Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching when "suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound." A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barreling through "a sea of people."
The impact hurled people into the air. Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions.
The driver was later arrested, authorities said.
Aug 12, 2017 06:22PM ChiSandy wrote:
Good on Gov. Terry McAuliffe for calling out the neo-Nazis for what they are and telling them to get out of VA. Good on the mayor of Charlottesville too. Shame on Cong. Dave Brat (Eric Cantor’s vanquisher): after first condemning white nationalism (good for him) and saying it’s not what Jesus, Madison & Jefferson (well, some may differ about TJ’s attitude on race) intended, he then played victim by whining about all the “hatred” he gets from “the left” on social media.
Aug 12, 2017 06:48PM IllinoisLady wrote:
Such a day.
Posted: 12 Aug 2017 04:41 PM PDT
As the official start of the "Unite the Right" rally kicked off in Charlottesville, Virginia, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke said the gathering of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and far-right individuals pointed to a future fulfillment of President Donald Trump's "promises." "This represents a turning point for the people of this country," said Duke in video uploaded to Twitter by Indianapolis Star photojournalist Mykal McEldowney. "We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That's what we believed in, that's why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he's going to take our country back. That's what we gotta do."
I detest racists period but I hate the David Dukes of this world with deep passion. I also detest those who need to take their country back. As though it is theirs alone. Some supreme being put you on this Earth, but darn if I know why. You are a plague and your attitude is wholly despicable.
Aug 12, 2017 06:50PM IllinoisLady wrote:
You know your doing something wrong when you have to go about doing it this way.
Posted: 12 Aug 2017 06:29 AM PDTWhen career employees of the Environmental Protection Agency are summoned to a meeting with the agency's administrator, Scott Pruitt, at agency headquarters, they no longer can count on easy access to the floor where his office is, according to interviews with employees of the federal agency. Doors to the floor are now frequently locked, and employees have to have an escort to gain entrance. Some employees say they are also told to leave behind their cellphones when they meet with Pruitt, and are sometimes told not to take notes. Pruitt, according to the employees, who requested anonymity out of fear of losing their jobs, often makes important phone calls from other offices rather than use the phone in his office, and he is accompanied, even at EPA headquarters, by armed guards, the first head of the agency to ever request round-the-clock security.
Aug 12, 2017 07:33PM badger wrote:
This article is long but interesting. Couldn't figure out what to cut so here's the whole thing.
Mike Pence and the art of staying clean
The vice president has developed a playbook for steering clear of scandals. The Russia probes are testing those skills.
By DARREN SAMUELSOHN and MATTHEW NUSSBAUM, Politico, 08/12/2017
Vice President Mike Pence has so far avoided being dragged into the muck of the Russia probes that have engulfed President Donald Trump, his top aides and his family members. It's no accident.
Unlike his boss, Pence's Twitter feed is silent about a "Russia hoax" and "witch hunts." He's denied having knowledge of critical discrepancies in Michael Flynn's story — gaps that have landed the former national security adviser in prosecutors' crosshairs. And he's taken pains to note he wasn't even part of the Trump ticket at a controversial June 2016 meeting where a Kremlin-linked lawyer offered dirt on Hillary Clinton in a meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort.
The Vice President's office has also instituted strict rules against speaking to the press, and any staffers have to clear it with Pence's new chief of staff, Nick Ayers, his communications director or press secretary before talking to reporters. And unlike in the West Wing, where staffers have taken to slinging arrows and airing unattributed grievances through the media, the rules have held firm in Pence's orbit, where infighting is rare.
While Pence has become known for his aw-shucks persona, the former Indiana governor and longtime congressman is also a cunning politician who has developed a playbook for staying clean over his decades in the spotlight.
Ryan Streeter, who served as Pence's deputy chief of staff when he was governor, said Pence has a way of creating "barriers" between himself and wrongdoing, or even the appearance of wrongdoing.
Streeter said Pence used to tell staffers: "If there's a line you don't want to cross, you don't even walk up to it — you stop three feet in front of it."
"He possesses the judgment to stay away from things that can create problems later," Streeter said about Pence's time as governor, which included his controversial flip on a religious freedom bill but was generally scandal-free.
That doesn't mean, however, that Pence has stayed squeaky clean in the White House – or that he will be able to stay out of the Russia scandal as the probes intensify. At the very least, he will be a target for investigators eager to question key players in Trump's orbit.
"He's in the middle of something, even though he may not be in the middle of it," said Stanley Brand, a white-collar defense lawyer who represented George Stephanopolous during the special counsel investigations into President Bill Clinton's Whitewater land deals.
Politically, Pence's credibility on the Russia probe has taken some hits — especially when his answers on Russia have been contradicted by facts that later emerged. "Where he's gotten himself in trouble is making statements defending Trump, then having other facts come out," said William Jeffress, a white-collar attorney who represented Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, during the Valerie Plame CIA leak investigation.
The contradictions have happened more than once. Pence said during the transition, for example, that Flynn had not discussed sanctions during calls with the Russian ambassador. That was later revealed to be untrue, and Pence pleaded ignorance.
Pence also defended Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey by pointing to the recommendations made by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein that were widely circulated by the White House. But Trump soon announced he would have fired Comey regardless of the recommendation, again landing Pence in an awkward spot.
And despite Pence's attempts to steer clear of Russia-related landmines in the White House, his mere proximity to Trump and presence in the West Wing makes him of keen interest to investigators – and it's unknown what the questioning could uncover.
"All the senior staff are potential grand jury witnesses," said Adam Goldberg, a former Clinton White House special associate counsel.
Pence, for example, can eventually expect to face a range of questions from special counsel Robert Mueller and others investigating the Russia probe over conversations he had during the transition period with Flynn, as well as Trump's firing of Comey.
On the Flynn front, there is a record showing Pence got a heads up about some of the retired lieutenant general's controversies through his role leading the Trump post-election transition, even though he previously claimed he wasn't aware of the activities.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, sent Pence a letter on Nov. 18 raising alarm about Flynn's conflicts of interest, namely his work lobbying on behalf of the Turkey government and his December 2015 paid trip to Moscow. The transition team that Pence led acknowledged the letter 10 days later.
But in early March, Pence told Fox News that he was just learning of Flynn's lobbying activities. "Well, let me say, hearing that story today was the first I'd heard of it," he said.
Pence being caught unaware also doesn't square with a Feb. 19 interview then-White House chief of staff Reince Priebus gave to NBC where he was asked about Flynn's firing — and the two-plus week gap between the White House knowing about the national security adviser's remarks to Pence concerning sanctions and his firing.
"The vice president is in the loop on everything," Priebus replied.
With Comey, Pence can expect to face questions from federal and congressional investigators about what he was told by the president both before and after Trump pulled the FBI director aside in the Oval Office after a Feb. 14 meeting that had included the vice president, Priebus, Sessions and Kushner. He's also likely to be questioned in the obstruction of justice investigation centering on Comey's firing, given that his statement about the justification clashed with Trump's.
There's another reason Pence may be called to answer questions. In multiple interviews, he's dismissed any contact between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddlers.
"Of course not," Pence said in a mid-January interview with CBS just days before the inauguration. "And I think to suggest that is to give credence to some of these bizarre rumors that have swirled around the candidacy."
"All the contact by the Trump campaign and associates were with the American people," he told Fox News Sunday that same day.
Recognizing the legal stakes ahead, Pence has hired a prominent lawyer, Richard Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general and U.S. attorney under President George H.W. Bush. But still unclear is how the vice president will pay for the help.
Pence is hardly wealthy. As vice president, he's making $230,700 a year, which comes on top of his May 2017 financial disclosure that show he was making $109,749 a year as Indiana governor, along with three state pensions for retirement. His wife had no income and his own bank account had between $1,001 and $15,000. Pence also had at least $105,000 in student loan debt for his children's education.
Jarrod Agen, who recently got a promotion from communications director to deputy chief of staff, said Pence had ruled out using taxpayer funds or money raised through his political action committee to pay for his lawyer.
Legal experts say they don't think Pence's legal bills have gotten too big at this early stage of the process. To start, Pence likely has provided documents to his lawyer but hasn't spent much time preparing to give testimony or answer questions under oath. "You can get to $10,000 real quick and even $50,000. But I don't see Pence as incurring some huge legal bill," Jeffress said.
Pence has made one significant move that could signal an awareness of the perilous political path ahead. He recently replaced his longtime aide and chief of staff Josh Pitcock with Ayers, a 34-year-old Republican operative from Georgia who was a top Pence aide during the 2016 campaign.
The move seemed to show that, in Trump's Washington, there's more of a premium on the skills of a political knife-fighter than a policy wonk. Trump's White House, after all, does remain under a state of siege over the Russia probe, and the talk that the president could fire Mueller prompted Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to recently warn that such a move could be the "beginning of the end" of the Trump administration.
Pence is not, however, in an entirely unprecedented position.
Past vice presidents from Gerald Ford to George H.W. Bush and Al Gore can attest to the challenge of maintaining one's personal political fortune — and limiting legal liability — while also demonstrating loyalty to a president caught in serious scandal.
Robert Bennett, a white-collar attorney who represented President Clinton in the Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones cases, said Pence appears to be doing a fine job of navigating the situation — so far.
"He appears to be out of the news, so somebody is doing something right," Bennett said. "There's an old expression: 'Mushrooms don't get hit by lightning'—that's because they grow underground."
Aug 12, 2017 07:57PM badger wrote:
I like the sound of this-
Anti-Trump Independents Are Starting to Organize
Is this the humble beginnings of a third party?
By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE, Politico, August 08, 2017
The independents are banding together.
That is, 13 independent candidates who feel they don't fit in the Republican Party in the age of Donald Trump are joining forces with a few registered Democrats, all looking at runs for governor and Senate in 2018. The plan is to create shared infrastructure and funding for a slate of campaigns around the country, in the hopes of making this more than the latest go-nowhere whining about how awful the two-party system is.
But with a historically unpopular Republican president in the White House and a Democratic Party in epic disarray, they think this is actually their moment.
On Friday, leaning hard into the symbolism of declaring their independence, the group—put together by the Centrist Project, founded by Charles Wheelan, an academic at Dartmouth—will meet at the Union League in downtown Philadelphia for a weekend-long mini-convention. They'll get briefings on campaign mechanics and polling. They'll get a rundown on potential staff hires and interested donors. A member of En Marche, French President Emmanuel Macron's party, will do a briefing on how a party that didn't exist a year ago won the presidency and now a majority in the National Assembly. Two prominent former Republican operatives— Matthew Dowd, chief strategist for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign, and Reed Galen, who worked on both Bush campaigns and was John McCain's 2008 deputy campaign manager—will weigh in with advice. The model, they hope: Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a lifelong Republican who quit the party two months before the 2014 election, picked a Democrat as his lieutenant governor/running mate, and squeaked out a win against the Republican incumbent. Walker recently announced he's running for reelection, and he says he never looked back at his decision to leave the GOP—and that was before Trump split the party with a working-class message and heretical stances on entitlement programs, trade and basic decorum.
Aug 12, 2017 08:03PM badger wrote:
but this... not so much...
The Madman and the Bomb
The nuclear launch process once haunted Nixon's aides. 43 years later, is it finally time to reform the system?
By GARRETT M. GRAFF, Politico, August 11, 2017
The scene from the White House south lawn on August 9, 1974, is vivid in the nation's memory. That morning, President Richard Nixon famously boarded Marine One for the final time, put on a wide grin and fired off a final double-V to the assembled crowd.
But one of the most interesting aspects of that day is what didn't happen on the south lawn: Even though Nixon had more than two hours left in his tenure, the most critical tool of the modern presidency had already been taken away from him. He never noticed it, but the nuclear "football" didn't travel with him as he boarded the helicopter, and later, Air Force One for his flight back to California.
In a democratic country without hereditary power, royal crowns or bejeweled thrones, the nuclear football is in some ways the only physical manifestation of our nation's head of state.
Yet, on that August day, it had been quietly removed from Nixon's hands—remaining behind at the White House with the incoming commander-in-chief, Gerald Ford.
Moreover, Defense Secretary James Schlesinger recalled years later that in the final days of the Nixon presidency he had issued an unprecedented set of orders: If the president gave any nuclear launch order, military commanders should check with either him or Secretary of State Henry Kissinger before executing them. Schlesinger feared that the president, who seemed depressed and was drinking heavily, might order Armageddon. Nixon himself had stoked official fears during a meeting with congressmen during which he reportedly said, "I can go in my office and pick up a telephone, and in 25 minutes, millions of people will be dead." Senator Alan Cranston had phoned Schlesinger, warning about "the need for keeping a berserk president from plunging us into a holocaust."
Cranston's concern is something that has nagged at nuclear war planners since the earliest days of the Cold War. The U.S. nuclear system is designed to respond to a commander in chief's launch order instantaneously. Missiles would leave their silos just four minutes after the president's verbal command. During the Cold War, there wasn't a second to waste.
That unilateral launch authority is so powerful, so unchecked, and so scary that, years before Watergate, Nixon had turned it into its own geopolitical strategy, the so-called Madman Theory, with which he threatened the Soviets and the Vietnamese that he might actually be crazy enough to nuke Hanoi—or Moscow—if they didn't accede to his demands. The "mutually assured destruction" of the Cold War was predicated on the idea that the leaders of both superpowers were rational enough to avoid a war that would end with the destruction of both nations. The Madman Theory forced the world to consider a more frightening option: That the man in charge of the nukes might not be rational at all.
The world is contemplating that possibility again this week, as Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump lob nuclear threats across the Pacific. Nearly 72 years to the day after a silver-plated B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing more than 60,000 in an instant, and 43 years to the day after Nixon was stripped of the nuclear Football, the U.S. president threatened to rain "fire and fury like the world has never seen" on Kim's isolated regime. North Korea, in turn, threatened to turn the U.S. mainland into a "theatre of nuclear war" and announced plans to bracket Guam with nuclear-capable missiles. Are we watching two tough-talking "madmen," rational actors playing a calibrated game, or are we seeing something else?
Aug 12, 2017 09:33PM Freya wrote:
David Duke on twitter:
I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.
For some reason it wouldn't let me do a link.
Aug 13, 2017 12:06AM Trill1943 wrote:
Kad2kar, thanks for the tip abut AYR. I think I have seen it-will give it a try. Doc thinks these polyps I've developed--they do grow over time--have me good and stopped up.....feel a tad better on the cortisone but it's not working as fast as I'd like.
Don't know if any of you will get to see the total eclipse....here in MD I think they said it would get a little dim but of course if there are clouds one wouldn't even notice. They're gonna have it running on TV...I do recall a total eclipse and how it got dark----birds stopped chirping, it got really quiet.
I keep hoping that once the eclipse is over that we'll all open our eyes and see that DT and the racists and Trumpers are GONE.....wouldn't that be nice?
He's turning out to be the bad thing that we always thought he'd be, isn't he? I find I can't have too low expectations.....he meets and beats them every time.
And he's telling Guam that now it'll be famous or something?!! What the hell?? Is that all this man thinks about--being famous? Did he read somewhere that there's no such thing as bad publicity and has taken this as his mantra and Guiding Principle? Has he never learned the word "notorious"--or is he too dumb and thinks this is the same thing as famous?
Bet someone else wrote that little speech he gave today--not him. That "egregious." He had to have someone teach him how it's pronounced before he came out. Has no idea what it means. You can tell by the tiny pause before he said it's a new one to him...
Those loser nationalist racists. That's what's with them. They're losers. The world doesn't give a fuck. Sorry and sad to say it and I know it's not being a good person etc,but at this point neither do I. They can go bury themselves at the feet of the many statues of Jefferson Davis scattered and rotting away all through the South.
Hatred like theirs comes from fear and frustration but right now I'm too full of my own to give a damn about theirs.
So good to feel the numbness passing and imagining myself the flat-chested tall lanky skinny twelve-year-old I once was.
Well, it's a nice illusion.
Aug 13, 2017 04:14AM DivineMrsM wrote:
I saw a short clip of the angry white supremascists storming thier way thru the streets and it looked like only men.
Donald is a spineless excuse for a human being. He looked like he was being inconvenienced with having to make a statement about Virginia and miffed that he had to read his comment off a piece of paper written by whomever writes his stuff. And of course he had to add his own true thoughts: "on all sides" because he is allowed to run amuck and is being allowed to run our country amuck.
Pence, he thinks he has a political future, but he will be passed over once he is not attached to Donald.
Aug 13, 2017 04:42AM - edited Aug 13, 2017 04:43AM by DivineMrsM
Sandy, agree 100% with these comments of yours:
"All sides?" Didn't see anyone but the white racists committing violence. Any President who fails to condemn and disavow these bigots and explicitly reject their support needs to be removed from office, pronto. Conservatives in the Senate (Rubio, Hatch) are calling out the white racism and neo-Nazism for what it is. The rest of Congress needs to get on board and follow suit. Failure to condemn white racism, refusal to criticize Putin, idiotic jokes about Guam tourism and welcoming diplomatic attrition as a budget boon? How much more evidence does Congress need that either the 25th Amendment needs to be invoked, Articles of Impeachment brought and voted, or both?
Donald is a raving lunatic. I feel like the Republicans think it is okay to let him run amuck in all directions, and they will save face, sort of do a self-correcting of the party by doing the disavowing. They are condemning the actions of white supermascists, but not the actions or inactions of Donald. And they think that is simply good enough. Shame on the mother !!!!----ers.
I got tired of others "interpreting" what Donald "really means" when they did it during the campaign. It is every friggin day someone is telling us what he actually meant or that he was "just kidding". Why can't the friggin dude speak plain old simple English and say what he means without the spin cycle washing all the blood out of the comments? It is his strategy, tho, and he does wash, rinse and repeat daily. And unfortunately, it seems to work for him.
Aug 13, 2017 06:10AM badger wrote:
Serenity, THANK YOU for posting the wonderful clip of Sir Nicholas Winton. I needed that!
No matter how many times I watch it, this video always brings me appreciative tears of joy.
Aug 13, 2017 07:37AM IllinoisLady wrote:
Whatever is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. That is the whole Torah. The rest is commentary.
Hillel, in the Talmud. Shabbat 31A
Aug 13, 2017 07:41AM nihahi wrote:
DivinemrsM...in regards to your comment about the "only men" White Supremacists...I recently read an article about that. Those "white men" have a whole vanguard of white, supremacist women behind them. You see them at trump rallies all the time. For things like marches, they stay in the background, like dutiful little minions that they are, but rest assured...they "stand by their man" in full measure.
It is horrifying and heartbreaking to see what has happened to the moral compass of the presidency. Lately, people have been warning about how lying45 and the country would respond to a crisis...I think the answer is now obvious. I know there are many good people trying to fight this horror show...I find myself wondering if it will truly be enough or will the American values I hold dear become lost forever.
Aug 13, 2017 07:52AM - edited Aug 13, 2017 10:06AM by IllinoisLady
No disagreements with the comments above. All are right on. I feel only slightly better this a.m. about the horror of yesterday and yes --- you expect near nothing of this fool that calls himself Pres. and you are never, never disappointed. How in the world has such an inept human gotten so far. So many people looked the other way because no one was being individually challenged all that much. Now it is showing how much backbone was and has been left by the wayside. The Pres. looks very bad, the Reps, including Pence look sleazy and shifty and if things keep going this direction long --- I'm thinking many in the group may just fall totally by the wayside, un-needed and certainly un-wanted.
Trump gets up everyday not giving a damn about what is happening in the U.S. All he is interested in is making money and playing golf while throwing in some 'fights' with whomever seems to even look like they are not with him. The drama keeps him in the news so he can appease his base and get their cheers. The only thing he has ever proven to me is just what a totally worthless and bad example looks and feels like.
Aug 13, 2017 10:06AM IllinoisLady wrote:White House Invents Fake Trump Statement Saying He Condemns White Supremacists and Racists
The White House is in full scramble mode, as they have released a statement from an unnamed White House official claiming that Trump's statement included white supremacists and racists.
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Aug 13, 2017 10:11AM IllinoisLady wrote:
Aug 13, 2017 12:25PM ruthbru wrote:
RUCKERSVILLE, Va. ― The woman who was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday when a car plowed into a group of anti-racist demonstrators was a 32-year-old paralegal who was passionate about social justice.
Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, told HuffPost that her daughter attended Saturday's rally because she "was about bringing an end to injustice."
"Heather was not about hate, Heather was about stopping hatred," Bro said through tears. "Heather was about bringing an end to injustice. I don't want her death to be a focus for more hatred, I want her death to be a rallying cry for justice and equality and fairness and compassion."
According to The Associated Press, Heyer was struck as she was crossing the street. At least 19 others were injured in the crash, some critically, said police.
20-year-old James Fields Jr. was arrested over the incident and charged with murder. Fields was one of thousands of members of the so-called "alt right" who were in Charlottesville attending Saturday's "Unite The Right" march. The rally became violent after the white supremacists were confronted by anti-fascist groups.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) tweeted condolences to Heyer's family and said that "her bravery should inspire us all to come together."
✔@GovernorVAMy heart goes out to Heather Heyer's family. She died standing up against hate & bigotry. Her bravery should inspire all to come together.
As of Sunday afternoon, around $100,000 had been been pledged to a GoFundMe campaign in Heyer's honor. According to the page, set up by a family friend, Heyer was a graduate of Willam Monroe High School in Stanardsville, located about 25 miles north of Charlottesville.
"Heather Heyer was murdered while protesting against hate," the GoFundMe page read. "She will truly be missed."
A neighbor of Heyer's, who declined to be named, said on Sunday morning that the woman was well known locally.
"All I can say is she lived her life like her path ― and it was for justice," the woman told HuffPost as she was getting into her car. Outside the neighbor's home in the complex of duplex housing, a sign reads: "This is a welcoming household. We love our neighbors who are immigrants, LGBT, people of color, living with a disability, Muslim, women, and survivors of sexual assault. We love and respect our neighbors."
Heyer was killed when a car careened into a crowd of hundreds of counter-protesters who had gathered in Charlottesville to oppose a white supremacist rally. A witness said people flew into the air "like they were just bowling pins."
"It was just terrifying," 23-year-old Thomas Pilnik told HuffPost.
Many took to Twitter to pay homage to Heyer. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), actress Janelle Monae and comedy writer Bess Kalb were among those who praised the young woman for her bravery and for standing up against hate.
✔@keithellison#Heather Heyer, brave person. Paralegal Identified As Victim Of Charlottesville Violence
✔@jamiawRIP Heather Heyer. Thank you for standing against hate. May you rise in peace & power.
✔@JanelleMonaeRest In Peace baby girl. You passed a TRUE HERO.
Many also noted the poignancy of Heyer's last public Facebook posting.
"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," Heyer shared in November.
Aug 13, 2017 12:35PM 6feetover wrote: