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Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:10 PM

Very Ugly Anti-Immigrant Protest today in Bethlehem, PA

The haters were out in force this morning, protesting against Central American children receiving services at Kids Peace - a not-for-profit organization which provides help to children in crisis.

People who support caring for children were outnumbered but we did our best to dilute the hate, and the hate was on full display. One woman had a sign urging motorists to not support upcoming Kids Peace fundraisers. At one point, they people waving confederate flags led a prayer through a bullhorn. Too bad Jesus didn't weigh in with His opinion of their antics.

When we left I had to walk my kid up the side of the road with no sidewalks and across four lanes of traffic. We couldn't use the crosswalk to get back to Kids Peace because at least one of the anti-immigrant haters was carrying a gun.

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Reply Very Ugly Anti-Immigrant Protest today in Bethlehem, PA (Original post)
perdita9 Jul 2014 OP
CBGLuthier Jul 2014 #1
Gman Jul 2014 #5
perdita9 Jul 2014 #8
narnian60 Jul 2014 #2
lpbk2713 Jul 2014 #3
PCIntern Jul 2014 #4
rogerashton Jul 2014 #6
lunatica Jul 2014 #9
WinkyDink Jul 2014 #13
backscatter712 Jul 2014 #10
calimary Jul 2014 #12
WinkyDink Jul 2014 #14
steve2470 Jul 2014 #18
WinkyDink Jul 2014 #17
PCIntern Jul 2014 #20
Demit Jul 2014 #30
Gman Jul 2014 #7
LiberalElite Jul 2014 #19
bbernardini Jul 2014 #28
alp227 Jul 2014 #11
WinkyDink Jul 2014 #16
perdita9 Jul 2014 #23
WinkyDink Jul 2014 #15
PCIntern Jul 2014 #21
JPZenger Jul 2014 #26
H2O Man Jul 2014 #22
PAProgressive28 Jul 2014 #24
smirkymonkey Jul 2014 #25
lunasun Jul 2014 #27
UTUSN Jul 2014 #29

Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:14 PM

1. We had an overpass one in OKC yesterday and the racists started telling the counter protesters to

go back to Mexico if they loved it so much. Typical hate filled asshole leading the charge. America is getting so fucking ugly that only the most desperate people in the world would want to move here. Me, I want to get the hell out and may yet do so. The next two elections will determine the true course of this nation. I have hope but I have had it dashed before.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:54 PM

8. My son wants to move to Canada

He says at least there, people are polite to each other

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:20 PM

2. What on earth

did these haters pray for? Peace, love, tolerance?

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:22 PM

3. Limbaugh would be proud.




... which was one of their main motivations in the first place.

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:28 PM

4. I live in Pennsyltucky myself...

no surprise here except that there are not MORE of these going on...

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:44 PM

6. Y'know, the term "pennsyltucky" is

a bit of an insult to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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Response to rogerashton (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 02:00 PM

9. Why?

Don't you think the Commonwealth of Kentucky or you can survive something that isn't even a clear or any other kind of insult? I live in California and over the years it's been called all kinds of insulting things. We survive just fine.

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Response to rogerashton (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:28 PM

13. I live here, in BETHLEHEM, to be precise, AND I LOVE MY STATE.

 



SO SHOVE THE PA-HATE, JUST BECAUSE WE, TOO, HAVE A FEW TEA PARTY MORANS.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 03:46 PM

10. James Carville said Pennsylvania was...

Pittsburgh and Philadelphia with Alabama in between.

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:21 PM

12. Dang! That's a good one!

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:30 PM

14. Well, ain't he clever. Considering his choice of wife, WTH cares what Carville thinks?

 

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:35 PM

18. now you know how we in Floriduh feel

Yes, we need to refrain from mocking each other's states, seriously.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:35 PM

17. Really? You DO know that we are a VERY Blue state, do you not? And that Corbett is on the way out?

 

And that NOBODY IN THE ENTIRE STATE uses the term "Pennsyltucky" except people who actually forget we are BLUE.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:42 PM

20. Since I worked at Geisinger Medical Center

I believe that I qualified to say that that area is North Appalachia.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 09:31 AM

30. Of course people in the state use the term Pennsyltucky.

 

Democrats activists who gather to try to get out the vote talk about that area all the time & use the shorthand 'Pennsyltucky'.

If you'd stop being so mightily offended for a moment by a clever neologism, you'd concede that the area between Pittsburgh & Philadelphia is most decidedly NOT blue.

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 01:45 PM

7. Confederate flags in PA by locals?

The ghosts of Union soldiers at Gettysburg are disturbed.

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Response to Gman (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:37 PM

19. maybe they weren't all locals? nt

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Response to Gman (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 10:21 PM

28. Oh, there's plenty of things in Gettysburg itself for those ghosts to be disturbed about.

Like the sportsmen shop that has the big Obama zombie shooting target hanging out front (with the usual stereotypical exaggerated features).

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 04:44 PM

11. Ironic how this takes place in a town called Bethlehem.

I mean, such great compassionate Christian values there are!

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Response to alp227 (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:32 PM

16. Yes, there ARE. Are you so monolithic in YOUR thinking that you think WE are, too? THESE protesters

 

do not comprise the entire city population, or did you not consider THE VALUES OF THE OP HERSELF??????????

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Response to alp227 (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 08:44 PM

23. Good point

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:31 PM

15. FOR GOD'S SAKE, THESE WERE A FEW TEA PARTIERS, AND SOME OF YOU ARE CONDEMNING THE STATE????

 

WE ARE BLUE. CHECK YOUR PRESIDENTIAL STATISTICS.

NOT TO MENTION THE IDIOTIC "LOGIC" THAT CALLS A TOWN "RACIST" WHEN WE HAVE AN ACTUAL ORGANIZATION TAKING IN CENTRAL AMERICAN CHILDREN.** WHAT'S YOUR TOWN DOING?

OR IS KIDSPEACE "PENNSYLTUCKIAN," TOO?

http://articles.mcall.com/2014-07-18/news/mc-kidspeace-immigration-children-protest-20140718_1_broadway-campus-kidspeace-many-as-72-children

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:45 PM

21. Ummm....

Have you looked at the county by county maps of the 2012 election? Philly, Pittsburgh, and the Scranton area are blue. Everywhere else is pretty red. That is why we use the hybrid term Pennsyltucky - to denote the divided attitudes in the Commonwealth.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 09:39 PM

26. In 2012, almost all of the POPULATED counties in PA went Blue

In the 2012 Presidential election in PA, almost all of the counties that are heavily populated went blue, including many suburban counties. Romney won all of the counties that have more deer than people.

We have a Rep. Governor who was elected because his opponent ran a weak campaign and because Dems stayed home in 2010 because they were pissed at the economy. That Repub consistently runs 22 points behind his Dem opponent for the upcoming election.

We have one moderate Dem Senator and a Rep Senator who just barely won (in that same 2010 election with horrible Dem turnout).

Our legislature and Congressional members are majority repub because of severe gerrymandering. The Dem candidates for US House in 2012 received more votes than the Repub candidates in total, but it didn't matter because the Dems and minorities were all ghettoized into five districts. If Dems turn out in Nov, the Dems have a very good chance of recapturing the State Senate, which is now very close.

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 05:49 PM

22. Thank you!

As a citizen of the Earth, I appreciate your actions, and respect your Good Mind.

This is a strange and dangerous time. The most hateful among us have crawled out from under their rocks, and believe they have license to spew ignorance and rage.

Be safe. Be strong. And keep up your good work.

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 08:59 PM

24. PA here

We got a flyer asking everyone to show up for this. The thought alone made me furious. Disgusting people. Thanks for countering it.

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 09:29 PM

25. What on earth is wrong with these people?

I can't believe they have nothing better to do than hate on innocent children.

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 09:42 PM

27. Saw assholes on overpasses yesterday . Story below

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025264765
Haters all over came out to show their faces in the light

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Response to perdita9 (Original post)

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 10:26 PM

29. Thank you. n/t

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