HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » kpete » Journal
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 88 Next »


Profile Information

Member since: Fri Sep 17, 2004, 03:59 PM
Number of posts: 62,484

Journal Archives

Rashida Tlaib: 'I'm not going nowhere, not until I impeach this President'

Washington (CNN)Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan vowed to hold her ground during a speech in Detroit Monday, clearly responding to President Donald Trump's attacks on the four Democratic congresswomen of color known as "the squad."

"I'm not going nowhere, not until I impeach this President,"
Tlaib said at the NAACP annual convention in Detroit.


In her remarks in Detroit, Tlaib did not directly address the President's latest tweets, but later in her speech she said, "We need bold action, folks. I know what's happening out there ... it's beyond just the four of us."

"The squad is all of you. I can tell you, you are all the squad, trust me. If you support equity, you support justice, you are one of us," she said.


Susan Collins is Disappointed, How Sad.


Testimonials from caged children read by other children:

“I am the third teenage girl who has tried to take care of this little 2 year old boy. I feed him and give him water. I also take care of another little kid. She calls me ‘mama.’ She is 6 years old.”

“We spend all day every day inside of that room. There are no activities. Only crying. During the two weeks we have been here they have let us outside 5 times. For twenty minutes. I would like to get some fresh air.”

“I’m hungry here all the time. I’m so hungry I wake up in the middle of the night with hunger. I’m too scared to ask the officials for any more food.”


The Ugly Truth About Trump's Racism

You can locate a zone of plausible deniability, in which one can claim support for such policies on pragmatic, economic or “cultural” grounds, and not out of any desire to make the United States whiter.
It’s precisely this zone that Republicans now seek to inhabit.

That’s why the GOP panic about the “send her back” chant is significant.
It shines a floodlight into this zone and reveals why it’s so hard to credibly inhabit it.


Charles M. Blow says "Denying Racism Supports It"

Make no mistake: Denying racism or refusing to call it out is also racist. You cannot claim to be egalitarian and anti-racism and choose to be closeted among family and friends or even in your community for fear of rejection and ostracism, or as is often used as an excuse, to keep the peace.

There is no peace for the targets of racism, so your choosing of personal comfort and the comfort of racists supports the commission of racial injury.

If you are just coming to call Trump’s behavior racist — or, worse yet, if you still can’t bring yourself to do so — you are part of the problem. You are supporting that architecture of white racism.


Sharing - if you need a good chuckle


Ana Navarro!

If you don’t think America is already great, at least 63 million people are willing to pitch in for your plane ticket. One way.


Dear MAGA:



"Send her back" is meant as a deterrent to all women

...What made “Send her back” such a horrifying chant was not how specific it was but how generic...It was that, at President Trump’s rally this week, we saw the dramatic unveiling of a castigation that could now be used against any woman not behaving as she should

...Send who? Send her…

…“Send her back” is the granddaughter of “Lock her up,”

“Lock her up” seemed to be about that woman and that incident, at that moment in time...

...But then the chant resurfaced, and it wasn’t in reference to Clinton. It was in reference to Christine Blasey Ford…At another rally a week later, the chant morphed into an attack on Sen. Dianne Feinstein…

...Lock up who? Lock up her…

...The “her” had become fungible. Any woman could become a woman who should be locked up; it required only running afoul of what Trump thought she should be doing…

...“It’s meant as a deterrent to all women...”

Go to Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 88 Next »