Colin Kaepernick Should Be Applauded, Not Condemned

The San Francisco quarterback has been attacked for refusing to stand for the Star Spangled Banner—and for daring to criticize the system in which he thrived.

Source: Colin Kaepernick Is No Hypocrite

Colin Kaepernick Should Be Applauded, Not Condemned

I wholeheartedly agree with the point that 49er quarterback, Colin Kaepernick was trying to make with his protest by not standing up for the national anthem. I also agree with the way he protested.

Despite what many people may say or think, I think what Colin Kaepernick not only took a lot of courage but highlighted a very valid fact that racism still exists in the United States. I would like to think that I would do the same thing if I were in his position.

Colin Kaepernick was trying to make the very same point that the two brave athletes who defiantly stood, fists in the air, at the 1968 Summer Olympics, in Mexico City. Those two brave athletes were widely condemned, even though the point they were trying to make was very valid, especially in the sixties when the civil rights movement was still in its heyday.

The american sprinters Tommie Smith,John Carlos and Peter Norman during the award ceremony of the 200 m race at the Mexican Olympic games. During the awards ceremony, Smith and Carlos protested against racial discrimination: they went barefoot on the podium and listened to their anthem bowing their heads and raising a fist with a black glove. Mexico City, Mexico, 1968 Mexico city, Mexico, 1968

Unfortunately, much of what Tommie Jones and John Carlos, the two athletes at the 1968 Summer Olympics was misunderstood by the media. At the time the media entirely missed the point of the protest, because Tommie Jones is quoted as saying what they did was a protest for all people, not just African-Americans. Instead, the media insisted on calling what they did a “Black Power” salute.

Personally, I’m very glad that he had the courage to stand up (or in this case sit down) for what he believes. Racism is alive and well in the United States in 2016, something that Colin Kaepernick is courageous enough to point out while the rest of Americans are still in a state of denial. Maybe what he did will finally start the “conversation about race relations” that so many politicians, including President Obama, have been talking about for years but doing very little to start it.

 

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A Very Good Question Indeed!

Source: Why has only Hillary Clinton turned over all her emails?

A Very Good Question Indeed!

Hillary ClintonThe author of this article in Mother Jones asks an excellent, pertinent question about the issue of Hillary Clinton’s emails and why she seems to be singled out when others have also been guilty of misusing their email servers. It just goes to show that there is a huge level of hypocrisy in this entire presidential election.

For that matter, why isn’t Donald Trump or Trey Gowdy being asked to release their emails? After all, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. The last two people who I mentioned, Trump and Gowdy, have also been alleged to have done something unethical and maybe even illegal about their use of emails.

For example, what would the emails of Condoleezza Rice tell us? Probably something that we already know; the war in Iraq was illegal and unnecessary. These emails would probably also show us to what extent she was willing to cover George Bush‘s ass. However, since most of us know that Dick Cheney was the “power behind the throne,” Condoleezza Rice’s emails would probably expose Vice President Cheney to being a bigger war criminal than most of us already know he is.

Colin Powell’s emails would probably show us the same thing, even though it’s well-known that Secretary Powell was opposed to the war. However, he didn’t say very much at the time when the invasion of Iraq was underway. He had no problem putting himself in the position of being a day late and a dollar short when it comes to ethics.

Also, Trey Gowdy stands accused of using his official email server illegally to run his last election campaign; something that is illegal. His official email server was only supposed to be used to conduct official business in his capacity as a member of the House of Representatives. It is unethical for him to use it as a campaign tool. He is the chair of the House committee that was conducting a witch hunt against Hillary Clinton that costs US taxpayers millions of dollars. Why isn’t he being asked to surrender his emails? I guess it’s okay for people who live in glass houses to throw stones at others.

It has also alleged that Donald Trump is guilty of shredding emails that were evidence in one of his bankruptcy hearings. The last time I checked, the that was called tampering with evidence, which is a crime. Of course, most of us already know that Trump is nothing less than a criminal.

The reason why Hillary Clinton seems to be being singled out appalls me, but it doesn’t surprise me one bit; given the obscene amount of bullshit that has been thrown around during this presidential election. Even though I’m not a huge fan of Hillary Clinton, I do plan on voting for her, if for no other reason than to deny Donald Trump the White House. I greatly resent Hillary Clinton being singled out for unequal treatment, especially since her alleging abuse of her official email server has been shown to be nothing more than campaign propaganda. The Republicans insist on clinging to because they have nothing else going for them, especially with a candidate who is a total lowlife like Donald Trump.

I think that the emails of the people I mentioned should be released out of fairness to Hillary Clinton.

 

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Racists Exposed By Refusing to Tip Waitress

Racists Exposed By Refusing to Tip Waitress

A couple of racists exposed themselves by refusing to tip a waitress of Hispanic roots. Then they actually had the gall to get angry when the young girls grandfather posted the check on Facebook, which the racist couple were stupid enough to sign. They act as though this young woman’s grandfather didn’t have the right to get angry when his granddaughter was not only stiffed on her tip, but had to endure have a very hateful message “we only tip citizens” written on the receipt. Oh, where do these people come from?

It turns out that this young woman was born and raised in the United States and her family heritage goes back three generations. It’s obvious that these two racists had no problem having their identity known by signing the check, which is a step above most racists who mostly wish to remain anonymous because they are cowards. After all, there is a reason members of the KKK wear masks and white robes.

The owner of the diner where the young woman works is to be credited because he stood up for his employee with the couple came back to cause more problems and to express their anger and this young woman’s grandfather for posting a photo of the signed check to Facebook. He 86’d the couple from his wet restaurant and said that if they ever came back he would have them arrested for trespassing.

However, this young woman is receiving an outpouring of support from a lot of people, which says something about how people basically feel that racists such as this are to be condemned, not condoned. Even though this story made me very angry when I first read it, in some ways it reinforces my belief that a lot of people are actually very good people.

I’m just glad to see racists exposed at every turn. They deserve it, and much more.

 

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Republican Party close to dumping Trump

The open letter pushes the mouse without to shift resources to Senate and House races.

Source: Dozens of Republicans to urge RNC to cut off funds for Trump

Republican Party Close to Dumping Trump

Republican Party candidate Donald TrumpSeventy members of the Republican Party are ready to dump Donald Trump as their candidate for president. They have signed a letter to the Republican National Committee (RNC) expressing their displeasure about having Trump as their candidate for president.

Instead, they are pushing the RNC to abandon Trump and devote their campaign coffers into supporting the senatorial and House of Representative candidates in various states. They don’t want to risk losing control of both the Senate or the House of Representatives, something which they have used over the past eight years to stonewall everything President Obama has tried to carry out.

These members of the Republican Party are also afraid that Donald Trump has alienated so many people that they are afraid that he will drag other Republican Party candidates down with him. These seventy members, many of them quite prominent, have signed a letter to the RNC urging them to abandon Trump. The image of rats abandoning a sinking ship comes to mind.

These Republican Party members are also frankly afraid of what will happen if Donald Trump should be elected President of the United States. They fear that Trump will do something that is clearly against the U.S. Constitution. As you can well imagine, this would cause a potential disaster for the country.

At least these members of the Republican Party are smart enough to realize that Donald Trump is not the way to go. They want to “cut their losses” any way they can. They are afraid that he completely obliterate the Republican Party as we know it. Frankly, I don’t care if the entire Republican Party crashes and burns. I’m starting to have some fun for the first time since this election cycle began.

Watching the Republican Party twist in the wind is a site that I find quite satisfying. If Trump should bring down the Republican Party we at least have something for which to thank him. He would be a total disaster as president and could inflict tremendous damage on the United States before anyone had a chance to remove him. It seems that even the leaders of the Republican Party are willing to admit that much.

 

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The First Amendment Abused in the Worst Way

These People at Wal-Mart Will Never Learn, Will They? 

A former Wal-Mart employee with intellectual disabilities will receive $90,000 from the company to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the EEOC said.

Source: After Firing Employee With Special Needs, Wal-Mart To Pay Up – Disability Scoop

These People at Wal-Mart Will Never Learn, Will They?

How many times does Wal-Mart have to be sued to know that The Americans with Disabilities Act is a law and does mean something? It has gotten to the point I have come to the conclusion that this is one company that is so arrogant they think they can go on discriminating against people with disabilities forever. These assholes still don’t get it, no matter how many times we sue them. But, that doesn’t mean that we disabled should abandon the fight against the biggest retailer in the United States.

As long as we people in the disability community keep accepting the situation, it will continue. Personally, I have never shopped at Wal-Mart and I never will. I have tried to discourage other disabled people from shopping there, but no success. If there was ever a company that disabled people should boycott, it’s Wal-Mart. I say that it’s well past time that we disabled would display enough dignity and self-respect that we will refuse to open up our wallets to a company that will not even allow us employment there. Why should so many of us go on patronizing a business that won’t even hire us, or feels free to fire us when we ask for a reasonable accommodation, as this man did?

In this particular case, Wal-Mart showed its arrogance and unwillingness to follow The Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to continue providing this man with an intellectual disability the simple accommodation of providing him with a list of tasks that he needed to do his job. They would rather spend $90,000 on a legal settlement than to give this gentleman with a very simple accommodation. If that isn’t the height of arrogance and contempt for the law, I don’t know what is.

I say that we should boycott Wal-Mart now! Why should we go on spending our money in a place of business that has so little respect for us that they would deny one of our brothers his job?

BOYCOTT WAL-MART NOW!

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Donald Trump Needs a Dictionary When It Comes to Foreign-Policy

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Donald Trump Needs a Dictionary When It Comes to Foreign-Policy

It should be very obvious to everyone by now that Donald Trump the second one bring up who really needs to learn what a dictionary is. He obviously doesn’t know. While they’re at it, they should tell him to look up the word, “contradiction”. It’s very obvious that he doesn’t know the definition. Donald Trump has become the definition of contradiction. At this point, if you lost look up the word “contradiction” you will find a picture of him.

Today, Donald Trump tried to explain his foreign-policy. Just like last time, he failed badly. His speech about foreign policy was “all over the map”. Pardon the pun! It has become very obvious to most people with any common sense that Donald Trump basically has no foreign-policy, let alone any experience dealing with it. He acts as though he has had no interaction with people in foreign countries, other than to outsource American jobs to them.

My favorite anti-Donald Trump commercial on TV is the one where David Letterman asked him questions about where his clothing comes from. This commercial is not only funny but very telling about who Donald Trump really is. He was too stupid to know that he was being set up by Letterman to look like a fool; something that is accomplished quite easily. I suppose it never occurred to Donald Trump to ask David Letterman why he wanted him to bring in some of his shirts and ties.

If you look at the commercial carefully, it is very telling in the fact that his shirts are made in Bangladesh and his ties are made in China. So, Donald Trump would actually have us believe that he will help the American worker? Exactly what is it that Donald Trump would help the American worker with? Standing on the other employment line?

During the entire commercial, Donald Trump just sits there with a blank look on his face, or a facial expression that seems to say, “I don’t give a shit”, which is probably more accurate. He has no regard for workers anywhere, let alone Bangladesh or China,or even the United States. One only has to look at the current situation in Atlantic City where an estimated 3000 workers stand to lose their jobs, because Donald Trump is closing the Taj Mahal Casino and Hotel.

As anyone who has taken the time to read any news other than the stock market quotes, Bangladesh is well-known to be one of the biggest sweatshop countries in the world. China is not far behind in being one country that exploits their workers.

If someone like Donald Trump is so interested in preserving American jobs, which he couldn’t give a damn about, why does he buy his clothing from countries that American jobs have not only been outsourced to, but exploit their workers in the worst way?

 

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