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April 29, 2019

Trump Campaign Manager Names The Blue States He Plans To Turn Red In 2020

Source: huffpo

Trump Campaign Manager Names The Blue States He Plans To Turn Red In 2020

Brad Parscale draws some new battle lines for the president’s reelection effort.

By Ed Mazza


“In every single metric we’re looking at being bigger, better and badder than we were in 2016,” Parscale told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday, adding that the campaign plans to more than double the number of volunteers, from 700,000 in 2015 to 1.6 million next year.

Part of that strategy, he said, will put some blue states into play. Specifically, Parscale thinks Trump could win Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire and New Mexico. The four states combined would mean 24 electoral votes.


Colorado has voted Democratic in three straight presidential elections, with Clinton winning by 4.9 percentage points in 2016. Nevada has also voted Democratic in three elections but was much closer in 2016 with Clinton ahead by 2.4 points. New Mexico has gone Democratic in six of the last seven elections, with Clinton taking the state by 8.3 percentage points in 2016. New Hampshire has likewise voted Democratic in six of seven elections, but was far closer in 2016, with Clinton ahead of Trump by less than half a percentage point.


Minnesota hasn’t voted Republican since 1972, one of only three times the state turned red since 1932. Despite that long blue streak, Clinton won the state’s 10 electoral votes by just 1.5 percentage points in 2016.

(h/t The Hill)

Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/brad-parscale-2020-states_n_5cc67640e4b04eb7ff97b729

Dreaming big. And all for naught.
April 27, 2019

Orangeburg Massacre

Orangeburg Massacre

History.com Editors


The Orangeburg Massacre occurred on the night of February 8, 1968, when a civil rights protest at South Carolina State University (SC State) turned deadly after highway patrolmen opened fire on about 200 unarmed black student protestors. Three young men were shot and killed, and 28 people were wounded. The event became known as the Orangeburg Massacre and is one of the most violent episodes of the civil rights movement, yet it remains one of the least recognized.

After the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, segregation had officially ended in much of the South, but it hadn’t changed the attitudes of some of its white citizens. Many blacks were still persecuted and discriminated against by whites.

One such person was Harry Floyd, owner of All-Star Bowling Triangle bowling alley in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He claimed his bowling alley was exempt from segregation laws since it was private property. But Orangeburg’s black community was determined to change his mind.


On February 5, 1968, a small group of students from both SC State and Claflin went to All-Star Bowling Lanes to protest its whites-only policy. Floyd refused them entry and they left peacefully; word of Floyd’s refusal spread across both college campuses like wildfire.

April 25, 2019

I'm a Vet. It gets me, too. They're not knocking her miltary history, they're are not knocking ...

any of her earned consideration she accomplished by being a vet or out of her public service. What we don't get is her cavalier dismissal of everybody else not her or of her experience. She kept her end of agreements just like you. Unlike you she has an 'I got mine fuck you' attitude.

You, I and she are brothers and sister: that will always be. But I do know this: my sister hates me.

April 25, 2019

"a woman of substance"


Joan Trumpauer Mulholland


Mulholland in 2013
Born Joan Trumpauer

September 14, 1941 (age 77)
Washington, D.C., United States
Nationality American
Education Duke University
Tougaloo College
Known for Freedom Riders
Home town Arlington, Virginia
Children 5 sons

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland (born September 14, 1941) is an American civil rights activist and a Freedom Rider from Arlington, Virginia. She is known for the following: taking part in sit-ins; being the first white to integrate Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, and joining the Delta Sigma Theta sorority;[1] joining Freedom Rides; and being held on death row in Parchman Penitentiary.

She ultimately retired after teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) for 40 years and started the Joan Trumpauer Mulholland Foundation, dedicated to educating the youth about the Civil Rights Movement and how to become activists in their own communities.

Early life


Joan later recalled an occasion that forever changed her perspective, when visiting her family in Georgia during summer. Joan and her childhood friend Mary dared each other to walk into "nigger" town, which was located on the other side of the train tracks. Joan stated her eyes were opened by the experience: "No one said anything to me, but the way they shrunk back and became invisible, showed me that they believed that they weren't as good as me."[6][citation needed]

At the age of 10, Joan began to recognize the economic divide between the races. At that moment, she vowed to herself that if she could do anything to help be a part of the Civil Rights Movement and change the world, she would.[4]

Her desire for activism created a tension and divide between her and her mother. She had planned on going to a small, church university in Ohio or Kentucky, but her mother would not allow it out of fear of integration. Instead, her mother insisted she apply to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where she was accepted.[4]


In the spring of 1960, Joan participated in her first of many sit-ins. Being a white, Southern woman, her civil rights activism was not understood. She was branded as mentally ill and was taken in for testing after her first arrest. Out of fear of shakedowns, Joan wore a skirt with a deep, ruffled hem where she would hide paper that she had crumpled until it was soft and then folded neatly. With this paper, Joan was able to write a diary about her experiences that still exists. In this diary, she explains what they were given to eat and how they sang almost all night long. She even mentioned the segregation in the jail cells and stated, "I think all the girls in here are gems but I feel more in common with the Negro girls & wish I was locked in with them instead of these atheist Yankees."[7]


Anniston, Alabama was the most dangerous of all towns where the riders stopped. On Mother's Day, the two buses arrived in Anniston and were set on fire. Churchgoers, along with their children, were reported to have watched as the riders attempted to escape the flames of the bus, only to be beaten by the townspeople until the police stopped the chaos. After this event, many thought they saw the end of the Freedom Rides. Instead, a call was made to Mulholland in D.C. and to Diane Nash asking for more riders.[4]

Mulholland, along with Stokely Carmichael (the activist and later SNCC chairman), Hank Thomas, and many others took a different freedom ride. The group took a plane to New Orleans, then rode on the Illinois Central train to Jackson, Mississippi, with members of the Congress of Racial Equality.[4]

After the new group of Freedom Riders were arrested for refusing to leave a bus waiting area in Jackson, Mulholland and others were put inside a paddy wagon and taken to the most dreaded prison in Mississippi—Parchman Penitentiary, a jail in the Delta, not far from where Emmett Till had been murdered in 1955. This prison had a reputation for violence, and several inmates had disappeared. It was June 1961. Mulholland was 19 at the time and refused to pay bail.[4]


When they got to Parchman, the women were issued coarse denim black-and-white striped skirts and t-shirts. Prior to being locked in cells, the women were stripped and each given a vaginal exam. The matron cleansed her gloved hand, prior to each exam, in a bucket of liquid that Mulholland said smelled like Lysol. In prison, Mulholland was segregated from her fellow Nonviolent Action Group (NAG) friends. She described the experience as isolating, with everyone unaware of what was going on.[4]

They were housed on death row for two months. "We were in a segregated cell with 17 women and 3 square feet of floor space for each of us," she recalled in 2014.[5][10][11]

Many of the freedom riders remained behind bars about a month, but Mulholland had no plans and no place to go until school opened in the fall. She served her two-month sentence and additional time to work off the $200 fine she owed. Each day in prison took three dollars off the fine.[11]


When Dr. King came to Tougaloo College to give a speech, it was Joan who escorted him to the science building where he was to speak. Mulholland states that King was the hero of the movement, but many often got frustrated with him for preaching all of the time.[4] Two years later, Mulholland was the first white student accepted into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.[8] Later, Joan also became a secretary for SNCC.


Mulholland has stated that, during her attendance at Tougaloo College, crosses were occasionally burned on campus. Several of the local authorities were worried that something might happen between her—a white woman—and one of the black men. There were various attempts to shut down Tougaloo but the school remained open because its charter predated the Jim Crow laws.[4]


Mulholland participated in the May 28, 1963 sit-in at the Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Jackson with 13 other activists, such as fellow Tougaloo student Anne Moody, professor Dr. John Salter, and white Tougaloo chaplain Reverend Ed King. The activists were beaten, smeared with condiments, and berated. The crowd yelled at the students, screaming the phrase "communist" at them constantly. One man pointed out of the crowd to Mulholland, calling her a "white nigger".[5][12][13]

The sit-in started with Moody and two other black students, Pearlena Lewis and Memphis Norman, sitting down at the white counter. Police could not arrest them because the Supreme Court had ruled that police could only act on an invitation by the store manager, and could not come in of their own accord.[citation needed]

Around the time Mulholland arrived at Woolworth's, Norman had been dragged to the floor by former police officer Benny Oliver, who wore tennis shoes, and was being kicked repeatedly. The assault continued until an undercover police officer arrested both Norman and Oliver. Moody and Lewis were both torn from their seats later on. Moody had been thrown against the counter. Around this time, Mulholland noticed a man walk past Moody with a knife and called out, "Annie, he's got a knife." She then walked to the counter and sat down next to Moody and Lewis. People started to yell slurs such as "traitor," "communist," "black bitch," and "white nigger." Mulholland was lifted by her waist by one man and Moody was lifted from her stool by two high school boys. Both of the girls were dragged by their hair out of the store.[12]

Mulholland's assailant was arrested outside and she was allowed to go free. She returned to the lunch counter with Moody. At that moment there were two whites and two blacks, all female. Soon Salter arrived, joining the two women at the counter. The crowd grew more violent. Salter received a cigarette burn on the back of his neck, he was hit in the jaw with brass knuckles, and a pepper water mix was thrown into his eyes. She started to fear for their lives just before things started to draw to a close. The sit-in ended at about 2:00 p.m. when the president of Tougaloo College got a hold of the National Office of Woolworth, who advised the store manager to shut the store down.[4][12]


A few days after the March on Washington, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) set off a bomb at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, just before Sunday morning service. The bomb injured 15 people and killed four children.[15] Mulholland took a piece of glass from the explosion, glued it to black ebony wood, and fashioned a necklace out of it. She also carried a piece of the glass in her wallet for years, feeling it every time she reached for her change.[4]

Mulholland was the one who gave Michael and Rita Schwerner an "orientation" on what you need to know about being a white activist in the state of Mississippi. The next day, Michael was killed, along with James Chaney and Andrew Goodman. Mulholland explained that she is aware that nothing she could have added in the information she gave Schwerner would have prevented what had happened.[4]


This is an extraordinary person and what I've snipped is as important as what I've left.
April 25, 2019

Florida House Approves Requiring People To Repay Criminal Fines, Fees Before They Can Vote

Florida House Approves Requiring People To Repay Criminal Fines, Fees Before They Can Vote

Critics say the legislation amounts to a poll tax and violates a constitutional amendment that voters overwhelmingly approved in November to allow people with felonies to vote.


By Sam Levine


The Florida House approved a controversial measure Wednesday requiring people with felony convictions to pay all financial requirements of their sentence before they can vote again.

The legislation comes after Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment in November to repeal the state’s lifetime voting ban for people with felony convictions. Now, people with felonies can vote once they have completed their sentence, including probation and parole. The constitutional amendment exempts people convicted of murder and felony sexual offenses from having their voting rights restored. Its passage was heralded as an enormous step forward for Florida and could affect up to 1.4 million people.

The groups that backed the amendment strongly opposed the measure the Florida House approved 71-45 along party lines Wednesday. Many people in the criminal justice system accumulate huge fines and fees, and requiring people to pay those sums before they can vote will effectively continue to disenfranchise people with felony convictions.

The state House bill would require people to repay any restitution, in addition to fines and fees ordered by a judge ― even if those obligations are converted to a civil lien. The bill does not require payment of fines and fees not imposed as part of a judge’s sentence in order to vote.


Its a poll tax because its meant to keep a class of people from the polls. It doesn't require non felons to have paid up traffic tickets or other civil fines and fees like child support paid up to be able to vote.

April 24, 2019

Hillary Clinton Agrees With Nancy Pelosi On Potential Trump Impeachment

Source: huffpo

Hillary Clinton Agrees With Nancy Pelosi On Potential Trump Impeachment

The former secretary of state added that the Mueller report “could not be more explicit” in showing Trump obstructed justice.

By Hayley Miller


“I think what Nancy means, and I agree with what she means, is that it shouldn’t be a pre-ordained conclusion,” the former secretary of state said during an interview at the Time 100 Summit in New York City.

“It shouldn’t be what you do for partisan political purposes almost outside of the framework of the Constitution. It should be something undertaken in a really serious ... way based on evidence,” she continued.


“As you know, last Thursday’s release of the redacted Mueller Report has caused a public outcry for truth and accountability,” Pelosi said in her letter. “While our views range from proceeding to investigate the finding of the Mueller report or proceeding directly to impeachment, we all firmly agree that we should proceed down a path of finding the truth.”


Clinton on Tuesday compared a potential Trump impeachment to the impeachment of President Richard Nixon in 1974. Many public hearings involving Nixon administration officials took place before the House initiated impeachment proceedings against him, she noted.


Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-pelosi-trump-impeachment_n_5cbf56cde4b0a5de6e3e8acc

Impeachment is process, and the process is working.
April 23, 2019

Pelosi to Democrats: If facts support impeaching Trump, 'that's the place we have to go'

Source: USA Today

Pelosi to Democrats: If facts support impeaching Trump, 'that's the place we have to go'
Eliza Collins, USA TODAY Published 2:14 p.m. ET April 22, 2019 | Updated 6:18 a.m. ET April 23, 2019

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left open the possibility Monday of impeachment of Donald Trump during a conference call with Democrats, saying "if that’s the place the facts take us, that’s the place we have to go."

“We have to save our democracy. This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about saving our democracy,” Pelosi said in a call with her colleagues, according to a source on the call. But Pelosi also urged Democrats to first focus on following the facts.


"There’s real consensus that we need to take this responsibility seriously and people are very sober about the implications about the work that lies ahead and committed to making sure that we hold the president accountable," said Rep. David Cicilline, a member of the Judiciary Committee and the chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, which helps the party with messaging.

The Rhode Island Democrat said "there were a number of people," including himself, who said that the report showed actions by Trump that were impeachable. But he added "no one was saying file articles of impeachment today."


Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/22/mueller-report-pelosi-impeachment-democrats-strategy/3538215002/

Further in the article it gives the 'roadmap' for impeachment.
April 23, 2019

More, much more about that idiot at Jimmy Johns ...


BUSINESS 10/13/2014 04:03 pm ET Updated Oct 15, 2014
Jimmy John’s Makes Low-Wage Workers Sign ‘Oppressive’ Noncompete Agreements


Jimmy John's Serves up Lessons on Terrible Management
How a teenage sandwich maker becomes the victim of bad corporate policy.

When Inc pans a corporation. something has to be wrong.


Jimmy John's Benefits

2.1 289 Ratings


Delivery Driver - Hourly
533 salaries

Jimmy Johns Delivery Driver/In-Shop - Hourly
260 salaries

General Manager
190 salaries


Jimmy Johns Is Evil. We Mean More Evil.
Doktor Zoom
October 14, 2014 03:47 PM

Nobody's especially surprised to learn that working fast food is, at most places, pretty freaking awful. Low wages, no job security, no benefits, not enough hours, no union, terrible bosses, and all the job satisfaction of working a food assembly line, plus smelling like the fryer when you get home. But at least if you can find a better offer, you can move on, in accord with the best tenets of capitalism.

Unless you work at Jimmy John's sammich shops, where not only do their employees get treated to low wages and the other usual crap of fast-food work, they also are required to sign a non-compete agreement in which they promise not to work at any "competitor" for two years. And what is a competitor? Any business within three miles of any Jimmy John's -- and not just restaurants, but ANY business that makes 10 percent or more of its money from sammiches. As Kitchenette's C.A. Pinkham puts it:

Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric.
April 22, 2019

Ukraine elects a good comedian for their leader ...

and all we got elected was a bad joke.

April 21, 2019

He is risen!

Christ is risen!

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