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Legt me explain something to you rightwing sonsofbitches

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A Democratic Texas congressman who called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump has been deluged with racist threats of murder and hanging, reported Fusion.com on Saturday. 

U.S. Rep. Al Green — who called for Trump to be removed from office last Monday — played recordings of voice mail messages he has received since he spoke out against the Trump presidency to a Friday night town hall meeting in his district.

“You can decide for yourself what we’re dealing with,” Green said before playing the recordings.
“You ain’t gonna impeach nobody, you f*cking ni**ger!” said the first caller. The subsequent messages were more of the same, including taunts of “We’re gonna hang all you ni**ers” and “you’ll be hanging from a tree.”

Hate crimes against nonwhites, LGBTQ people and immigrants have spiked since Trump’s election as racists emboldened by Trump’s white nationalist agenda act on their prejudices.

 Now -- understand this.  You rightwing sonsofbitches are not the only people in this country who own and use firearms.  The Second Amendment applies to us Democrats and to black folks.  There was a time when you could threaten people and get away with it.  KISS THAT SHIT GOODBYE.

Two kinds of Republicans

Billionaires
and
Suckers

Check your wallet to see which one your are.


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HUUUUGE DEFEAT FOR TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Late on Sunday evening, details emerged about a new spending agreement that congressional leaders had reached to keep the federal government open past this week, when current funding runs out, and through the end of September. The deal is looking like a huge victory for Democrats—and a massive failure for Donald Trump and his Republican Party:
The bipartisan agreement includes $12.5 billion in new military spending and $1.5 billion more for border security, a major priority for Republican leaders in Congress.
The agreement follows weeks of tense negotiations between Democrats and GOP leaders after President Trump insisted that the deal include funding to begin building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump eventually dropped that demand, leaving Congress to resolve lingering issues over several unrelated policy measures.
The new border-security money comes with strict limitations that the Trump administration use it only for technology investments and repairs to existing fencing and infrastructure, the aides said.
In a way, that’s even more humiliating for Trump—and an even bigger betrayal of his supporters: There’s more money for border security but the government is forbidden from using it to pay for that insane wall. Maybe they’re still hoping Mexico will pony up?
The rest of the bill is also an amazing win for Democrats:
The agreement also includes several policy victories for Democrats, whose votes will be necessary to pass the measure in the Senate. Democrats fought to include $295 million to help Puerto Rico continue making payments to Medicaid, $100 million to combat opioid addiction, and increases in energy and science funding that Trump had proposed cutting. If passed, the legislation will ensure that Planned Parenthood continues to receive federal funding through September.
Hold on, there’s more:
The White House also backed away from language to take away grants from "sanctuary cities" that do not share information about people's immigration status with federal authorities.
Hot damn! It’s hard to believe that Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the presidency, isn’t it? Because this bill sure as hell looks like it was written by Democrats. It’s truly amazing that despite its huge majorities and rock-solid hold on Washington, the GOP simply cannot govern in any way, shape or form.
Of course, Congress has yet to pass this bill, and who knows what kind of fuss conservatives will try to kick up. But if far-right Republicans threaten not to support this package, then GOP leadership will have to troll for even more Democratic votes … which would require making the bill even more liberal. The alternative would be a government shutdown, which would fall squarely on Republican shoulders—again, see that bit about how they’re in charge of all the levers of power.

Missouri law now says a fight in grade school is a felony and kids will go to jail

On January 1, 2017 a revised statute went into effect that changes the laws on what punishments can and should be handed out to children who have fights in school. Previously a child could be charged with a misdemeanor and released to their parents. Now they will get plugged into the school to prison pipeline just that much faster.
However, with the new law going into effect on January 1, that student will now head to a juvenile detention center and be charged with a Class E felony.
That means they could spend up to four years in jail.
One of the serious issues here is that schools, by the new definitions of the law, are mandated to report any and all “first degree harassment” or fights to the authorities—if those situations arise during school hours and under a school’s jurisdiction. According to Susan Goldammer, a lawyer for the Missouri School Boards’ Association who was interviewed by Kansas City 41’s KSHB, this means that the change in statute is really about tying educators’ hands.
SG: The mandated reporting laws require that we contact law enforcement. For most of our students, they are under the age of 17 and that would probably be the juvenile office. For the students that are 17 or older, we would call the police.
41: Will all calls to law enforcement result in felonies?
SG: Just because the school district reports an offense it doesn't mean that any subsequent action will take place. It is up to the discretion of law enforcement, the juvenile office, [and] the prosecutors to determine whether a student should be charged with a crime or if action needs to be brought in juvenile court regarding the actions of the particular students. So there is a lot of discretion on the law enforcement end of it to determine if this actually results in any kind of criminal record for the students, but school districts do not have that discussion.
Proponents of the law say that this will be a deterrent for young people. Science and data and psychology say that that is one hundred percent not how conflict resolution and teaching young people how to handle high stress, highly emotional situations. It’s especially hard when there is serious evidence that a) young people don’t necessarily have the minds to control certain impulses under certain conditions that an older person has, and b) just because you have a fight or fights doesn’t mean you should be sent to jail to be turned into a hardened criminal.
Violence toward others also tends to peak in adolescent years, says psychiatrist Peter Ash of Emory University. It's mostly likely to start around age 16, and people who haven't committed a violent crime by age 19 only rarely start doing it later, he said.
The good news here, he said, is that a violent adolescent doesn't necessarily become a violent adult. Some two-thirds to three-quarters of violent youth grow out of it, he said. "They get more self-controlled."
Missouri, like most of America, needs to stop relying on police and prisons and systematic racism to solve its problems.

Meanwhile -- if you are a white parent, don't worry.  This law will be enforced only against black kids.  Just wait and see.


Let's all hope this is true!!!

As of Saturday afternoon, March 25, rumors are flying that General Mike Flynn has flipped under FBI interrogation and is ready to spill the beans on the Trump-Russia connection!!!!

This is TOO good!!!

Yesterday, Pat Robertson kicked off “The 700 Club” by declaring that the American Health Care Act, the Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, “is going to pass” and “they’re going to give Trump a victory.”

“It’s going to go through the Senate, and we’re all going to rejoice that we’re going to pay less on health care,” he said, despite the fact that if enacted, most people would see their premiums skyrocket.

Robertson said that “he knew that the Lord was going to give Trump victory” and that God is using the president to do great things.

“They’re going to get it,” he said. “They’re going to give it to the president. Mark my word: it will pass. They will get those extra votes. It will go through. They’re going to work together to give us tremendous health care.”

The bill did not pass.