So I’m not the only one who sees how racist this guy is
He’s probably the most overtly racist of the bunch.
Don’t forget he hates Muslims:
He hates Latinos and admitted that his electric fence “joke” wasn’t really all that much of a joke:
And in a way he hates other black people too:
If you Republicans want to stop being stereotyped as racists then start rebuking guys like this! And for god’s sake don’t let them become the fucking front runners.
In a post on October 9th, Frank wrote, “Turn out the lights on the Occupiers, I feel like going Taliban on them!!! The Taliban, as they see it is resisting occupation. I am resisting the Occupiers and very proud to be a 1%’er. I figured that the irony would be lost on most of the dummies in Occupation Nation who oppose the war in Afganistan because they see us as occupiers. I happen to oppose the war too but for highly different grounds. PS I am proud of our troops and have a son in harm’s way.”
So wait… what!? So to him the Occupywallst protestors are the Americans in Afghanistan and he wants the GOP to be like the Taliban and resist their occupation? I really don’t think it is we who the irony is lost on.
Herman Cain responding to the question “Your 9-9-9 plan states that businesses can deduct goods from their taxes that are US-made, how does this apply to a computer designed domestically but containing Malaysian components and assembled in China?”
If this election really is about the economy Herman Cain should just excuse himself now.
At the corner of Maiden and Water Streets I spoke to a National Lawyer’s Guild observer who said she watched a video of a police motorcycle run over another Lawyer’s Guild observer’s leg and then saw with her own eyes that man get pushed to the ground by police, be arrested and get thrown into a police van.
“He’s a legal observer with the National Lawyer’s Guild, he was observing the protest and he was run over by a police motorcycle,” said Zainab Akbar, 31.
Akbar said she watched the entire thing on the video camera of a protester and then watched with her own eyes the end of the incident, with the observer, whom she could only identify as ‘Ari,’ being arrested and put into the back of a police van.
“His leg was stuck under the bike and he kicked his leg to get the bike off his leg and then the police attacked him and shoved him into the ground and put a night stick against the back of his neck,” Akbar said.
This photo was taken by Joe Marino for the Daily News. He’s one of the photographers seen in this photo allegedly just standing there, taking pictures, instead of helping.
Now y’all know why.
Furthermore, 1010 WINS reporter Steve Sandberg (sorry, no link) has natsound of the incident, with the man, pinned under the motorcycle, screaming, in excruciating pain.
Words. There are none. I am disgusted.
I’m disgusted at the cop who ran this gentleman over but I’m even more disgusted at the people in the background standing there, some obviously taking photos, not making a move to help this man up. 5 people, including the person who took this photo, just stood there. Taking a photo was more important to them than helping a fellow human being. What’s wrong with that picture?
Here’s video of the incident. Notice at 0:20 an officer beating someone (the victim?) with their nightstick.
You can see in the video that people are actually trying to help him (yes taking pictures at the same time, it’s kind of worth recording) but the police are shoving them away. Disgusting, especially since it seems that this is not a singular occurrence.
Is running people over the latest NYPD strategy?
FIRST STRIKE NYPD Inspector Cardona (third “whiteshirt” from the right) hits protester Felix Rivera (green shirt), as people participating the Occupy Wall Street clash with police in the financial district, after the city postponed the planned cleaning of the park where the protestors have set up camp in New York. (Photo: EPA via the New York Post)
You don’t need a windup like that for any amount of “peacekeeping.” That is just an officer punching a protestor.
You wanna add another candidate? It’s like the Republican primary is like a season of American Idol in reverse, where every week, you just add another idiot. …First you guys wanted (Michele) Bachmann, then (Rick) Perry — now (Chris) Christie? You know what, Republican base? Meet me at camera three!
(To camera three.) Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe your candidates aren’t the problem — maybe it’s you? You’re hard to please or figure out! You’re unrealistic! I mean, you’re pro-life, yet — (rolls tape of GOP members applauding Texas’s death penalty) — what was that? You’re afraid of ‘death panels,’ yet for uninsured coma patients — (rolls tape of GOP members shouting ‘YEAH!!!’ when Ron Paul was asked if a patient without health insurance should be allowed to die) — that’s the crowd: ‘YEAH!!!’ You guys ‘support the troops’ — well except for Captain Creatine over here (rolls tape of gay U.S. Army soldier who asked GOP candidates if they’d repeal DADT — and was booed by GOP debate crowd).
It’s like the Republican base is at war with its own talking points: ‘I want someone who’s gonna cut taxes — and balance the budget! Someone who’s a skilled orator — that doesn’t talk all fancy! The child of poor immigrants — who will build a fence to keep them out of this country! Someone who’s strong enough for a man — but Ph-balanced for a woman!
…It’s like your ideal candidate is a rare, super-heavy element that can only exist in a particular particle accelerator. And even then, only for a fraction of a second. Before you all remember how much you hate science.
You guys need to take a long, hard look in the mirror, and not come away thinking ‘Hey, there’s something wrong with this mirror.’
JON STEWART, on media-fed rumors that New Jersey governor Chris Christie may enter the GOP presidential race — as well as the hypocritical sentiments of the Republican party — on The Daily Show. (via valjeans)
This whole bit was brilliant, favorite line in the whole thing was “Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe your candidates aren’t the problem — maybe it’s you?”
This quote is perfection.
The DNC releases a tough video highlighting inappropriate cheering during the Republican presidential debates and notes none of the candidates said anything.
“Not One Candidate“ video showcases the divisive party of hate.
Of course they wouldn’t try to call for civility, the current Republican party is dependent on incivility. These candidates are actively courting those who would boo a gay soldier or call for the death of the uninsured.
FUCK YOU MORGAN FREEMAN.
Every time I think of God he was in the image of Morgan Freeman. Not anymore. The same way that Billy Bob Thornton will always be Santa Claus to me. But now God, aka Morgan, has made a fucking racist comment. He says the Tea Party only wants to get “the black man” out of the White House. He called the Tea Party racist, well fuck you too. People want Obama out of a job because he sucks. He broke all his campaign promises and he sucks at being the president. Before any dumbasses chime in with, “but, but Bush”, shut the flying fuck up. Mr. Freeman keep making your shitty movies and keep your racist comments to yourself.
Even if you disagree with him calling the Tea Party racist, that is not a racist comment. That’s not how racism works.
hahaha. morgan freeman is still god. the tea party is racist. end of story.
Big Warning: The video linked above can be a bit disturbing
eugeniedefranval submitted: Peaceful female protesters pepper sprayed for asking police officers why.
Protest organizers estimated that about 85 people had been arrested and that about five were struck with pepper spray. Among those was Chelsea Elliott, 25, who said that she was sprayed after shouting “Why are you doing that?” as an officer arrested a protester at East 12th Street.
“I was on the ground sobbing and couldn’t breathe,” she said. The ongoing protests, against a financial system that participants say favors the rich and powerful over ordinary citizens, started last Saturday, and were coordinated by a New York group called the General Assembly.
Wow, that is some terrifying stuff. Someone is going to have to explain for what has gone down out there. Today we’re all left with the same question when faced with this disgusting perversion of justice “Why?”
WHAT THE FUCK
The thing is, it’s called “political correctness” because it is, in fact, correct. The most popular example, the one about “Merry Christmas” being changed to “Happy Holidays”–we say “Happy Holidays” because it’s correct. People are celebrating like six different holidays by the end of December. Christmas, Solstice, Hanukkah, Saturnalia, Kwanza, New Years, etc. Of course you can still say Merry Christmas (I still tell people)–but if you’re talking to someone who’s not celebrating because of Christmas it simply isn’t accurate. And on a deeper level, it is erasure. I’m not offended by Merry Christmas any more than I would be by Happy Hanukkah (unless you just assume I’m of either religion)–but that is because I am celebrating nothing in December, and I’m not expressing my religious identity through any of these holidays. Consequently I am solely on the receiving end of best wishes, and returning respective best wishes appropriately.
“Well how the hell am I supposed to know?” you demand.
Yeah, ultimately the only reason there’s a “War on Christmas” is because Christians are fighting for their “right” to be considered the default in America.
Mean Girls jokes are so played out but I just want to say that terming Bill Clinton a “sexually active band geek” literally made me spit out a little bit of water.
Holy crap! In this moment I understand why politics frustrates me so much, it’s because it’s like High School. I know that pretty much all organizations are still High School but this shit, this is Movie High School.
I think he thought he was being charming but really all he’s done is made us ask “So exactly HOW much can you be bought for then?”
Amending to this post
Like previous operations against PayPal and Sony,Anonymous has announced Operation Facebook, an attempt to disable Facebook on Guy Fawkes Day, of all days. Except, have they? This particular situation really lays bare the process by which a decentralized organization operates. The origin of Operation Facebook traces back to a YouTube announcement in typical Anonymous style, uploaded by the user FacebookOp on July 16th. It is his only video. The video also makes mention of a Twitter account devoted to the project.
The catch? Well, the Twitter account only has one tweet, dating back to July 16th, the day the video was uploaded. To boot, Anonymous, a notoriously talkative bunch, haven’t mentioned anything relating to that particular project despite all the things that have happened in the meantime. And the statement referenced was released on “pirate pad” instead of the iconic, and usual Pastebin. While the story is starting to be picked up by CNN, Business Insider and theVillage Voice, I’m having trouble finding any references to the project before it was picked up by large media outlets. The video dates to mid-July, but nearly all coverage of the story is in August. So, is this a real threat or is the coverage of it making it real?
The problem seems to be that many of these articles are quoting Anonymous when really, they’re quoting the guy who registered the YouTube handle “FacebookOp.” That is no discredit as that is simply the way one handles Anonymous. The decentralized nature of the group means that you can only be sure “Anonymous” is doing something as opposed to “just some guy” by gauging the media attention it’s receiving. I could be very wrong, but what appears to have happened here is that a hapless reporter stumbled upon a video made by someone claiming to speak for Anonymous (of which I am sure they are many) and took it as verified truth, while the evidence — more accurately, the lack thereof — seems to suggest that if this was big deal to the majority of Anonymous, we would have heard more about it during the several hacks that have taken place in the intervening time.
That’s not to say that Anonymous hasn’t been planning an attack on Facebook, nor is it to say that they won’t start now, considering all the attention. The fact of the matter is that press could be creating retroactive continuity here. All it takes for an Anonymous operation to be real is that it be taken seriously, therefore, if you start taking it seriously, it’s going to be real.
Good amount of internet detective-ing on Geekosystem. As they said it might end up being a thing but it currently doesn’t have the telltale signs of being a thing.
good commentary. Anonymous isn’t an organized thing. People can claim to be “hacking” whatever they want, but they don’t speak for anonymous.