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Be careful what you wish for...



...the law of unintended consequences kicking the shit out of right wing arses

Trump breached First Amendment by blocking Twitter critics rules federal judge, calling him....

...'unconstitutional'

A federal judge in New York on Wednesday ruled that President Donald Trump may not legally block Twitter users because doing so violates their right to free speech under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan came in response to a lawsuit filed against Trump in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and several Twitter users.

Buchwald agreed with the plaintiffs' contention that the discussions arising from Trump's tweets should be considered a public forum.

She rejected an argument made by Justice Department lawyers that Trump's own First Amendment rights allowed him to block people with whom he did not wish to interact.


[link:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5763495/Trump-not-block-Twitter-users-political-views-judge.html|

No shit Sherlock... not going to stop him though - could this go to the Supreme Court????



The Coronation Stone of the First Ever King of England



In the year 900 AD Edward the Elder sat upon this coronation stone while being crowned the King of something bigger than a county. That is pretty cool, huh?

When Your Privilege Is Whiter Than Top-Shelf Cocaine, This Happens



It was at this point that Bernice was double-teamed by the “Well, Actually” Whitesplaining Duo.

Wintrich, who clearly does not give a fuck about anything Martin Luther King Jr. had to say or teach (again, he gave a speech titled “It’s OK to be white”), decided that he needed to tag himself in to explain to Bernice King what her father really meant in his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream.”
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How white do you and your privilege have to be for you to get on Al Gore’s internet and correct King’s daughter about what her father meant?

Whiter than chalk? Whiter than Casper the Friendly Ghost? Whiter than the purest booger sugar that has not been stepped on? Whiter than square dancing? Whiter than clapping on the ones and threes? Whiter than the Ku Klux Klan? Whiter than white supremacy?

You get my point.

Neither one of these white dudes truly gives a fuck about Martin Luther King Jr.’s message. They simply want to invoke his name as a means of trying to silence black people who call them out for their privilege and supremacy. That’s usually how it works for people like this.


[link:https://www.theroot.com/when-your-privilege-is-whiter-than-top-shelf-cocaine-t-1826212861|

boom!

Ken Livingstone resigns to spend more time with Hitler

Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour party.

The ex-London mayor has been at the centre of a string of controversies where he essentially just bellowed “HITLER!” for no apparent reason.

“Turns out it’s because he misses him,” shrugged Labour party spokesperson, Simon Williams.

“It’s a massive surprise to all of us, obviously; not just because we thought he was dead, but also because we didn’t think Hitler would be willing to hang out with Ken Livingstone.


[link:http://newsthump.com/2018/05/21/ken-livingstone-resigns-to-spend-more-time-with-hitler/|

Heh

Muslim group purchases full page ad in major newspaper condemning anti-Semitism



The British Muslim Group Muslims Against Anti-Semitism took out a full page ad in U.K. newspaper the Telegraph, condemning anti-Semitism and promoting unity in light of the horrific events that occurred between the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border during the opening of the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem.

“For far too long, anti-Semitism has gone unchecked,” the ad read.

“Sadly, it has become entrenched across society. Its poison can be found in all political parties and among followers of all faith, including Islam.”

“There is no cause that can justify the promotion of hate.”

The ad was signed by various groups including the Association of British Muslims, Faith Matters (a Muslim group focused on fighting anti-extremism), and Tell MAMA, a project that records and measures anti-Muslim activities in the UK.

In the response to the ad, the Board of Deputies of British Jews praised the call for unity saying, “Incredible solidarity” in a twitter post. “Together we will defeat the twin evils of antisemitism & anti-Muslim hate.”


[link:http://deadstate.org/muslim-group-purchases-full-page-ad-in-major-newspaper-condemning-anti-semitismfbrefreshforce/|

Something that undoubtedly not be reported in the UK MSM.....

Eugene Robinson: "The constitutional crisis is here"



He has written this powerful column for tomorrow's Washington Post that begins simply enough:

Stop waiting for the constitutional crisis that President Trump is sure to provoke. It’s here.

This is not a column that I can easily summarize.

It is tightly written.

It starts with “the tweet” on Sunday as the immediate provocation, noting that

Trump’s only rational goal is casting doubt on the probe by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, which appears to be closing in.

and immediately following that with this paragraph, before quoting the tweet in question:

Trump’s power play is a gross misuse of his presidential authority and a dangerous departure from long-standing norms. Strongmen such as Russia’s Vladimir Putin use their justice systems to punish enemies and deflect attention from their own crimes. Presidents of the United States do not — or did not, until Sunday’s tweet:

Robinson notes the false claim, fully supported by right-wing media, about a spy” who was ‘implanted” into Trump’s campaign for political purposes, of which Robinson notes

This claim is completely unsupported by the facts as we know them. Trump wants you to believe a lie.


[link:https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/21/1766075/-Eugene-Robinson-The-constitutional-crisis-is-here|

This...

Thou shalt not commit fake news...



Ten commandments? We don't need no stinking commandments - we is Christian (the far right version) !!!!!

Trump lobs bizarre tweet claiming 'not-as-crooked-as-Hillary' New York Times vindicated him in .....

....Russia probe



It was not immediately clear which New York Times report the president was referring to.

A May 16 report reviewed the origins of the Russia probe, but it did not offer any conclusions about the investigation. More recently, the paper disputed Trump’s assertion that the FBI planted an informant inside his campaign


[link:https://www.rawstory.com/2018/05/trump-lobs-bizarre-tweet-claiming-not-crooked-hillary-new-york-times-vindicated-russia-probe/|

What was discussed on Fox this morning?

Will they ever again be seen as credible moral agents after the last two years?



Morality Morality We don't need no morality.
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