I can't help but imagine how much of a shit storm these athletes could create for the white house. Just imagine if any American athletes are fortunate enough to make it to the Podium, but decide to kneel during their national anthem. That would definitely be historic.
I was thinking they'd pull out because Trump's boss Putin demanded it after Russia was told they can't participate.
I’m waiting for the US to pull out of the olympics just to save face since every athlete will (rightfully) demonize Trump at every opportunity.
As a fellow American, if they don’t show up, it’s an act of courage on their behalf for us.
... the White House issued statement saying, “we think it’s unfortunate that these members of Congress wouldn’t join the President in honoring the incredible sacrifice civil rights leaders made to right the injustices in our history.”
On March 7, 1965, John Lewis marched with hundreds of other civil rights activists across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in protest of the mass disenfranchisement of African-Americans in the South. Alabama state troopers beat Lewis until they fractured his skull. Eight days after the protest captured national attention, Lyndon Johnson called on Congress to pass legislation enabling the federal government to guarantee every American citizen’s access to the ballot, and The Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed five months later.
John Lewis would be so disappointed.
When John Lewis was risking his life for civil rights Trump was denying blacks apartments in his building.
Nope. He was dodging military service. He didn’t deny black Americans access to his shit buildings until the 70s
I think it was great at the time when families were united–even though we had slavery–they cared for one another…Our families were strong, our country had a direction.
when families were united
Except for that part where we, you know, broke families up and sold them to the highest bidder. Otherwise totally united.
Roy Moore says that despite slavery, families were united during that time. Please take some time to look at the Lost Friends exhibition from the Historic New Orleans Collection. It documents newspaper ads taken out by emancipated slaves desparate to find the parents, children, siblings and friends that were forcefully ripped away from them and sold like chattel. They often had very little to go on - a new owner could rename his purchased slaves, and could take them across the country. Seriously, take a look at a few of the ads in that archive. They're heartbreaking but a sobering reminder of a portion of American history that a lot of people would like to just ignore or downplay.
There was nothing great about those days. The fact that people like Roy Moore are still trying to glamorize them is shameful. Even if you try to give him the benefit of the doubt, that he just poorly phrased his answer, it's still an incredibly tone deaf thing for a man that wants to represent a state with a ~30% African American population in the Senate to say.
And those united families were in place largely because women didn’t have the right to vote, work in certain occupations, own property by themselves, or otherwise be independent in any meaningful way.
He hates gay people. Is an accused pedophile. Brandishes guns in public at rallies. Romanticises southern independence. Disregards, even embraces Russian influence in American politics. Why would any American want this dude? I just don't understand what is going on.
Probably something pretty standard going on.
Judges are ramdomly assigned cases. He resided over a plea, which is a hearing that a judge has 0 power during anyway, and won't be deciding on the sentencing. I'd bet money the judge recused himself after the plea hearing, which is quite typical.
To people unfamiliar with what this means, the answer is probably absolutely nothing. Judge's are randomly assigned and recuse themselves all the time for many reasons. The judge COULD have recused himself because he did something unethical but it's the least likely possibility and there is no reason to believe it is the case. I struggle to think of what the judge could have even done that is unethical in the context of just accepting a plea that the judge had nothing to do with.
edit: also note, Mueller has nothing to do with judge assignments. The court does that.
Mueller doesn't get to pick the presiding judge. At that courthouse, they literally use a big wheel to determine the judges for each case. Its 100% random.
In case you guys didn't know, the Twitter rumor mill is saying that CNN and WaPo is working on stories covering between 20-30 congresspeople and sexual harrassment right now.
This is the guy that Susan Collins called ugly, right?
Yeah, I heard that as well. It sounds like the settlement list is being passed around and they’re trying to vet the accuracy before it’s published.
Yes, after Ducky McPJ's threatened to fight her.
You'd think at some point the average republican work a day Joe would ask himself why establishment republicans, you know the "globalists" and corporate fascists they hate so much, are so scared of unions.
Yeah, you're 100% full of shit.
Average republican work a day Joe is told that... democrats are evil, unions kill businesses and end your job and taxes are literally identical to stealing.
Asking himself anything would be frowned upon... he should ask his priest or his fox news...
If workaday republicans were capable and willing to think critically, they wouldn't be republicans.
As a member of a Florida public union, they still do a lot of good, even though we're relatively weak. This bill is absolute shit. Without our union, we grad students are fucked.
The phrase "innocent until proven guilty" is the standard we use in courts of criminal law to decide whether criminal punishment is warranted.
It should not be the standard for deciding whether someone should become a high public official responsible for representing everyone in the state.
Donald Trump, his spokesliar Sarah Sanders
I’m stealing that
So can you only read when it fits your narrative? He's not on trial. This isn't a court of law. He fucked little girls and wants to fuck yours too, if he can get that shriveled little thing erect.
Why the fuck can't the second most powerful country on earth pry a Russian albino rapist operative out of a 3rd rate tin pot dictators Embassy in our #1 allies capital?
Best part? The probe began several years ago. If his comms have been monitored at all, then who he’s communicated with was caught...
Because they have been using him as an unwitting honeypot for simple-minded wanna-be subversives and seditionists?
I am going to poison your children and I don't want to hear you losers crying about it
Let's not forget all the extra personal security staff he hired.
The Environmental Protection Agency is hiring 12 new security agents to add to Administrator Scott Pruitt's already unprecedented around-the-clock security detail, CNN reported Monday night, citing "sources with knowledge of the situation" and help-wanted ads. The new agents will cost the agency at least $2 million a year in salaries, plus training, equipment, vehicles, travel, and other expenses. CNN said it has withheld details about the size of Pruitt's security detail, but Talking Points Memo says the dozen additional agents will bring his guard count to 30 agents.
My guess is he's working on a new mixtape.
it's already released in LA.
denture donald is in no position to be talking about "civil rights" after he's spent all of his pathetic presidency trying to take the rights of minorities.
SHS: Congressman John Lewis should be ashamed for not honoring civil rights heroes like Congressman John Lewis.
Trump needs to stay his stupid ass home. Everyone already knows he's a racist. He's not going to fix that by crashing this event. He's just disrespecting black folks and their struggles throughout American history.
It's ok, I heard Fredrick Douglas is coming.