Sunday, October 29, 2017

American patriots?

Image result for muslim american imagesThe following essay was posted just before our first 9/11 anniversary under president trump.

The Field Negro education series continues:

"After the attacks of September 11, 2001, patriotism took on many masks and many faces. For some it meant planting flags in their front yards and cherishing the rights we enjoy in this country. For others it took on a flawed and dangerous form. Violence against South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, and Arab Americans skyrocketed in the weeks and months after 9/11. New government policies painted our communities with suspicion and guilt. The notion that patriotism and racism are synonymous was used against us after 9/11, and the horror has lasted 16 years, flowing and ebbing under Presidents Bush and Obama. That notion has only increased in fury under the Trump administration.

I was in New York on 9/11, working downtown not too far from the attacks. In the days that followed I feared for my safety for the first time in my life: not from planes nose-diving from the sky, but from assaults on the subway or on the street. These fears were not misplaced. The first shots fired after the attacks were on September 15 in Mesa, Arizona, when Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh gas station owner, was killed by Frank Silva Roque, a racist gunman who wanted to “go out and shoot some towel-heads.” During his arrest Roque screamed, “I am a patriot! I stand for America all the way!” This is how he pledged allegiance to our flag.

Our communities experienced many ensuing acts of hate. In the first week after 9/11, 645 bias incidents nationwide were reported by media organizations. In the months that followed, our houses of worship were surveilled by the NYPD and other law-enforcement agencies, our rights were violated and our dignity stripped at airports, and our children were bullied in school and harassed on the Internet. Government policies such as the Patriot Act and the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System were implemented, the latter of which opened cases against 83,000 Muslims entering or living in the United States. The result of this vast ethnic profiling? Zero terrorism-related convictions.

Meanwhile, the body count in our communities has mounted. In 2012, a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, was attacked by a gunman who killed six people and wounded four others before taking his own life. In 2015, three young Arab students in North Carolina were murdered in their homes by their white-supremacist neighbor. In 2016, a Lebanese-American man was shot and killed on his own porch by a racist neighbor who had a documented history of anti-Arab hate.

 In 2017, our communities are facing hate violence at levels that rival the aftermath of 9/11. The Trump administration—which is now implementing policies that mirror his bigoted rhetoric on the campaign trail—continues to roll out anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies that embolden hate groups to attack our communities. President Trump has test-fired several versions of the “Muslim ban,” rescinded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and strongly supported the RAISE Act that seeks to slash immigration by 50 percent in a decade, as well as implementing other destructive policies. Since the presidential election, South Asian Americans Leading Together has documented over 150 incidents of violence against those who identify or are perceived as Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, South Asian, Middle Eastern, or Arab American, already surpassing totals from the year leading up to the 2016 election. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, anti-Muslim hate groups grew by 197 percent in 2016, and, according to the FBI, anti-Muslim hate crimes increased by 67 percent in 2015.

In February two Indian-Americans were shot by a gunman screaming, “Get out of my country.” Days later a Sikh man was shot on his driveway in Washington State by an assailant screaming, “Go back to your country.” In August a Minnesota mosque was firebombed in what the governor rightly declared an “act of terrorism.” In May, Jeremy Joseph Christian, a known white supremacist, harassed a Muslim passenger on a commuter train in Portland. When three men tried to intervene, Christian stabbed two of them to death. Reminiscent of Roque’s racism in 2001, Christian proclaimed at his arraignment, “You call it terrorism; I call it patriotism!”After these attacks, the president remains silent. His silence is a cler signal to the Roques and the Christians of the world that white supremacy and Islamophobia are not only admirable, they are patriotic.

Our communities know that the highest form of patriotism is dissent: We have lived it for 16 years. We’ve spoken out when we’ve seen injustice, and we’ve crowded airports to protest an unlawful “Muslim ban.” We’ve stood united with those from all faiths, colors, and backgrounds, against racism and division in Charlottesville, Boston, Berkeley, and beyondWe’ve stared down ACT for America—the nation’s largest anti-Muslim hate group—and forced them to cancel nationwide Islamophobic rallies originally scheduled for September 9.

The toxic patriotism that hate groups have practiced for 16 years has brought our diverse communities together, anchored in a patriotism of love, not fear. This September 11, I will remember that this is the true patriotism—working with our communities to protect each other, and in doing so, to form a more perfect union." [Source] 

I am sure that NFL players can relate to the sentiments of Mr. Raghunathan, they are experiencing first hand the outrage from faux patriots. Most of the people who yell and scream at them for not standing for the anthem are the same people who engage in racist practices on a day to day basis. They forget that not viewing all men as equals is the antithesis of the American Constitution. 

*Pic from MOSTResource.org 




131 comments:

Wesley R said...

People in those communities need to stand up and perhaps join in the protest. As long as they sit back and take the foolishness it will continue.

Religion of Pieces said...

" Violence against South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, and Arab Americans skyrocketed in the weeks and months after 9/11."

That's a lie and huge smear of the good people of America.

One guy - a Sikh - was killed by some crazy idiot.

For a nation of over 300,000 million people, one wrong-headed act in the face of 3,000 murdered Americans is an incredible testament to their character.

Fuck this ungrateful bitch making herself a victim at our expense. Deport her ass.

Anonymous said...

Message to Muslims who feel oppressed living in America:

GET. THE FUCK. OUT.

PilotX said...

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/black-black-crime-myth-result-centuries-institutional-racism

dinthebeast said...

"300,000 million people"

Since when are there three hundred billion people? That's entirely too many.

Right after 9-11, I had to fire a delivery driver who lost his damn mind during a delivery to a little mom-and-pop grocery store in the lower Haight in San Francisco. He started yelling at them about how they were all terrorists and needed to get the fuck out of his country right the fuck now.
I know that he said that because during his extended harangue, one of the owners called our office to report his behavior, and Tina, who answered the phone heard about three minutes of it before asking them to put him on the phone.
That Lebanese family who owned that little store were fourth generation San Franciscans at that point, and while I don't know that driver's family history, I do know that his parents lived in Concord.
And I know that we couldn't be trusting anyone like him to drive our trucks and represent our business.

About two weeks later, another customer of ours, also a middle Eastern family owned business, had their store broken into and vandalized while they were trying to sleep upstairs. The pair of skinheads who did it did thirty days and were ordered to pay restitution for the $30,000 damage they did. That was before the hate crimes law was being widely enforced, so the racial slurs they spray painted on the outside of the building didn't get them a stiffer sentence. Also, they were fucking skinheads with no incomes and never paid the restitution. I talked to one of the owners about it once when she called to confirm an order, and she said they had mostly been afraid that they were going to torch the place while they were upstairs, and that they wouldn't be able to get out, as it was an old building.
Both of those businesses were good customers of ours for years, and were still in business when our distribution business closed down in '06.
There were also reports of houses getting shot from cars in the Afghan neighborhood in Fremont that is generally peaceful and doesn't have to contend with drive-bys most of the time.

I don't know if it has gotten any worse around here since Fergus was elected because I'm not in touch with 350 accounts like I was when 9-11 went down, but I haven't seen anything in the local news about it, and nothing came up in a Google search that you wouldn't expect, so who knows?

I just know that I always see Muslims at the grocery store and the hospital and they don't seem much different than anyone else, so I don't get why the Pig People hate them so much.

-Doug in Oakland

Black Pilot said...

Yes, it's a myth that blacks, who comprise 12% of the population, commit 50% of the murders.

Thinking that the fact blacks commit much more crime has anything to do with black criminality is institutional racism.

Anonymous said...

CHICAGO:

October to Date
Shot & Killed: 48
Shot & Wounded: 217
Total Shot: 265
Total Homicides: 53

Anonymous said...

Black Pilot said...
Yes, it's a myth that blacks, who comprise 12% of the population, commit 50% of the murders.

Thinking that the fact blacks commit much more crime has anything to do with black criminality is institutional racism.
10:47 PM

No its the truth........

Anonymous said...

In 50% Black/40% White Richmond, Virginia, 95% of known 2016 homicide suspects were Black

http://www.richmond.com/news/local/central-virginia/regional-killings-soar-past-reach-highest-level-in-decade/article_8625aefa-aacc-5c64-bc45-531c190804f8.html

Anonymous said...

One of the "President Putin's Men" will be arrested for collusion with the Russians tomorrow.
No worries...President Putin will instruct Trump to pardon the criminal.

Black Pilot said...

"In 50% Black/40% White Richmond, Virginia, 95% of known 2016 homicide suspects were Black "

So you are admitting whites committed 5% of the murders.

That means whites are murderers too, and the idea that blacks are more criminal is a myth that comes from institutional racism.

Anonymous said...

That means whites are murderers too, and the idea that blacks are more criminal is a myth that comes from institutional racism.
11:13 PM

You are delusional

General Lee said...

Richmond Virginia was one of the first capitals of the confederacy right? The republican candidate for governor wants to preserve the "heritage". Yep, no racism in Virginia. Probably no redlining or laws that prevented negroes from attending schools or checking out books from the library. Nope, nothing in the history of Virginia gave whites an advantage. Nope.

Anonymous said...

Negros don't check out books from the library.

Tarzan Lord Of The Apes said...

No shit. I visit the library often.

Flying Junior said...

Thank you Field for yet another important discussion. While the most serious incidents are about acts of violence, the author correctly points out that there are other factors that lead to bias incidents. According to the 2015 Civil Rights Report by the California Association of Islamic Relations, CAIR, complaints involve employment discrimination, federal law enforcement questioning, excessive and intrusive travel delays, hate crimes, school bullying, as well as, other discriminatory issues.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2015/jul/06/incidents-hatebias-against-california-muslims-rise/

Reports of discrimination against Muslims in California nearly doubled between 2013 and 2014, according to the latest report published by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a civil rights and advocacy organization.

Complaints include unwarranted questioning by the TSA aimed at Muslims asking about where they worship, how many times a day do they pray and other questions related to their faith that are technically illegal according to TSA guidelines. Law enforcement stops are also tracked. Incidents are recorded about difficulty obtaining employment and subsequent firings without cause.

According to the Los Angeles Times the incidence of hate crimes against Muslims in California again rose by 122% in the year 2014-2015. This process accelerated after the December San Bernardino massacre which was followed only days later by candidate Trump's call for a ban on Muslim travel.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hate-crimes-climb-20160919-snap-story.html

The increase followed what appeared to be a national surge in anti-Muslim crimes that further accelerated after the San Bernardino terror attack in December 2015, and a call by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to bar Muslims from entering the U.S., according to researchers.

“After the San Bernardino attack, we saw a marked jump in hate crimes against Muslims within several days,” said Brian Levin, executive director of the Cal State center. Among those incidents was an arson attack on a mosque in Riverside County days after the San Bernardino killings.


According to the San Diego Union Tribune, hate crimes against Muslims have risen steadily since 2015 recalling the surge in anti-Muslim sentiments that followed 2001.

www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/.../sd-me-cair-california-20170901-story.html

I only mention this because when I am out in my community the Muslims just look like ordinary people going about their business. Whether I see two generations of women with their small children or if I see Muslim gentlemen, they are never treated unfairly. There is always mutual respect and friendship.

But the truth is that the underlying discrimination and violence is always there.

GTFOH said...

No shit. I visit the library often.
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Yeah, right.

The Donald said...

https://www.alternet.org/right-wing/do-something-panicky-trump-tweets-about-phony-trumprussia-collusion-monday-arrests-loom

Anonymous said...

Putin (the 44th President of the United States)...the puppet that controls the "Donald."

Hmmm...let's predict the following:

Who do you think will win the race to buy up most of the U.S. debt?
Will it be Russia, China or Japan?

Anonymous said...

Correction: Putin (the 45th President of the United States)...the puppet that controls the "Donald."

Hmmm...let's predict the following:

Who do you think will win the race to buy up most of the U.S. debt?
Will it be Russia, China or Japan?

Anonymous said...

Blacks make up about 12% of the population, yet commit over HALF the murders in this country. That's way too high.

THE BLACK CRIME IN THIS NATION IS TOO DAMN HIGH!

You hear me, Yisheng? Or are you too busy humping your Trump pillow?

Josh said...

As someone who's socially liberal, I would love to take seriously claims like "violence skyrocketed" -- but I've seen this movie before. At this point, I've seen this movie more than Rocky, and I've seen a fuck-ton of Rocky.

The left's idea of "violence," when it's committed by white people, includes a laundry list of things that aren't actually violence; e.g. speech, posters, vague and undefined attitudes, etc.
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"Blacks make up about 12% of the population, yet commit over HALF the murders in this country. That's way too high."

The math is actually way, way worse than those numbers. Also includes are rapes, robberies and assaults.

The vast majority of those crimes, well over 90%, which make up the 50+% of all violent crimes, are committed by black males aged 18-35. So you're really looking at around 2%, rounding it up, of the American population responsible for over 50% of its violent crime.

How fucking insane is that? If it was any race other than black people, we'd be rounding these men up in internment camps. Real talk!

Young black males are committing crimes that are insanely out of proportion with the rest of society. I mean, it's fucking madness that around 2% of a population could be responsible for over 50% of its violent crimes. It's why white police treat black males differently. It's why employers think twice because they don't wanna be robbed. It's why stereotypes about violent blacks exist! Yet instead of addressing that 2% of animals responsible for drastically out of proportion carnage, the rest of society is supposed to sit on this information, pretend it doesn't exist, and treat a black male like they'd treat anyone else.

It's always waycis and the white man's fault. Hey, let's not hold these black males accountable! Let's not fix OUR problems. Let's instead point the finger at other people who have learned to do math and judge black men accordingly.

What a fucked-up social system we've created to guard the feelings of black people.

And Field touches on it with his post, even if he doesn't realize it. Fewer than 0.001% of the nation's white people are involved in this sort of shit, and they're not even really violent, yet we're supposed to view all white people differently because of it. We're supposed to hold all white people to account, and all white people are supposed to be good "allies" to call it out.

Insane.

Let's continue to go back to 2001 and call posters "violent" in order to tell all white people to straighten up, though!

field negro said...

Anon @8:40 PM, I would prefer if u left. Let the Muslims stay.

field negro said...

Tarzan, quick, what is the name of the street that the library closest to u is on in your city?

Anonymous said...

White Supremacy is inevitable. No amount of affirmative action or set asides will ever change that.

Bold, James Bold said...

Most of the so-called "hate crimes" against Muslims are hoaxes, either false flags or outright fabrications.

The "KKK" incident at Eastern Michigan University was done by a Black man.  So were the recent torchings of a mosque and a Black church.

Black people fake "hate" against themselves, which is a hate crime against Whites.

The Muslim head scarf is a hate symbol.  It says "I'm pure... and all un-covered women are whores and legitimate targets for rape."  Black women are safe from this, of course, because nobody wants sex with Black women.  Even Black men would rather have White women.


"You are delusional"

Somebody didn't follow the link to the video.

"If it was any race other than black people, we'd be rounding these men up in internment camps."

Abraham Lincoln was a big proponent of recolonization to Africa or Honduras.  SInce Honduras is a big source of illegal immigration, the only viable solution to the African problem is removal all the way to Africa.  We SHOULD be rounding them up at the first overtly criminal act, but sending them to Monrovia.  We should be sending their mothers and siblings too.

"Anon @8:40 PM, I would prefer if u left."

Says the non-American, both by birth and by allegiance.

It's past time for you to go, Field.  Take the Muslims you love so much with you.  They'll re-enslave you, but that's what you want, isn't it?  A world free of Whites is a world that will practice slavery, just as Africa and Arabia do to this day.

Yīshēng said...

Is there a rock big enough to hid the assess of the PEEOTUS' whooteemoos on the receiving end of federal indictments this morning?

BAWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!

In this case, shit is gonna roll to the top!!

IMPEACH HIS GOLF PLAYING EVERY WEEKEND, WIDE ASS!!

mike from iowa said...

Paul Manafart- Update: Sources are now saying that this indictment contains 12 counts focused on conspiracy and money laundering.

I love the smell of Bag Balm in the morning.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-09-12/data-hate-crimes-against-muslims-increased-after-911

Crimes against Muslims EXPLODED after 9-11.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rt.com/usa/231839-muslim-hate-crime-religion/

Even fake noise rt sez violence against Muslims and others spiked after 9-11.

Bwahahahahahahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

In the days immediately after 9/11, I remember going to public places, like the health club, and hearing people spouting unbelievable naked bigotry. They were saying we should beat up "towelheads," expel them from the country. I have never heard bigotry that overt and widespread, before or since.

I also remember going to work, and seeing emails circulating with incredibly nasty themes, suggesting we should colonize the Middle East and enslave all the inhabitants. It was common for these emails to contain a map of the region, carved up into new nations named after American oil companies: Exxonistan, Chevronistan, Marathonistan. The joke was that from now on, we'd just be taking their oil, not paying for it, and Arabs' sole role henceforth would be pumping it out for our benefit.

Those were disturbing times. It was that rage-filled mass hysteria that allowed Bush to finagle us into Iraq. Too many people were so bent on revenge, their critical thinking skills were not operational.

Omar Mateen said...

"They were saying we should beat up "towelheads," expel them from the country."

They were right.

PilotX said...

Aw man, I thought it was Hillary who was going to be arrested. Maybe I shouldn't watch so much Fox.🤔

PilotX said...

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/amp/trump-campaign-adviser-george-papadopoulos-pleads-guilty-lying-n815596

Dominoes starting to fall?

Anonymous said...

Books are like Kryptonite to a nigger........

Clark Kent said...

Books are like Kryptonite to a nigger........
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So we're like Supermen? Hmmmmmm

James is kinda dumb said...

A world free of stupid shit from James' dumb ass would be awesome!

Dominos Delivers said...

PilotX said...
Aw man, I thought it was Hillary who was going to be arrested. Maybe I shouldn't watch so much Fox
--

You thought it was Trump who was going to be arrested. Maybe you shouldn't watch so much MSNBC.

And don't spike the football just yet. The charges against Manafort deal mostly with activities prior to his involvement with the Trump campaign, at a time he was working with the Podesta brothers.

Stay tuned.

Ms. Josh is kinda dumb said...

Still flashing tits huh editor in chief? Guess that 45/K per article isn't enough to keep you from posting dumb shit for free here. You are dumber than I thought.

the kkk sucks dick said...

Actually it's going to die because the white supremacist movement is full of total morons like you, Josh and James. You guys aren't smart enough to pour piss out of a bottle with directions on them.

Big Black James Bold said...

A world free of Whites is a world that will practice slavery, just as Africa and Arabia do to this day.
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Actually without whites like you there's more room for smart brothas like me who got 1600 on his SAT and works as an orbital engineer. Hey James, pay more attention to your girlfriend Josh so she can stop posting dumb shit.
Josh gets 45/K to post and you have a 750/K house.
Bwahahahahahahahahahaha! Best comedy team since Gracie and George.

Anonymous said...

"And don't spike the football just yet. The charges against Manafort deal mostly with activities prior to his involvement with the Trump campaign ..."

The charges against George Papadopoulos aren't from before the campaign. He's pleading guilty to meeting with Russian government agents to obtain "dirt" on Hillary Clinton. Presumably hacked, stolen "dirt" obtained via criminal activity.

What's that called again? Oh yeah, "collusion."

Basically Watergate, but with Russians. Remind me: What happened to Nixon, again?

PilotX said...

"You thought it was Trump who was going to be arrested. Maybe you shouldn't watch so much MSNBC."

Actually I've been reading trump's tweets and I kinda figured Crooked Hillary and "the Dems" were going to jail. 😂

Anonymous said...

PilotX may be interested in this 5-year-old boy, who is giving everyone lessons on how planes work.

PilotX said...

Looks like he's a true believer! Converting the heathens!😂 Love it!

PilotX said...

That reminds me of my buddy's 4 year old who can do aerobatics already.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ygdO6-jn1FQ

DC said...

Echoes of Bill's tarmac meeting with Loretta Lynch:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was spotted Sunday hobnobbing with a person who is currently at the focus of the FBI’s investigation into Russia’s interference into the U.S. presidential election.

Clinton hung out with Sidney Blumenthal and political consultant Tony Podesta this weekend at the former Democratic presidential candidate birthday bash. Podesta’s appearance at the party is awkward, considering he has become a key figure in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian influence in the election.

Podesta is the brother of John Podesta, another person in Clinton’s inner circle, and the co-founder of the Podesta Group, a consulting firm that worked alongside Paul Manafort’s effort to lobby U.S. Congress’s support for Ukraine’s inclusion in the EU. Manafort was indicted Monday on tax evasion and conspiracy charges stemming from his lobbying efforts in 2012.

Manafort organized a public relations campaign for a group called European Centre for a Modern Ukraine (ECMU), which lobbied the U.S. to support Ukraine’s EU push. Podesta’s company was one of many firms that worked on the campaign.

Mueller’s investigation into Podesta began as a fact-finding mission about Manafort’s role in the campaign but quickly morphed into a criminal inquiry into whether the firm violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act, known as FARA, according to an NBC report earlier this month.

People and firms who lobby on behalf of foreign governments must file detailed disclosures about their spending with the Department of Justice. Willful failure to file is a felony and can result in up to five years in prison. Podesta and Manafort filed the requisite forms only after the media began reporting on their dealings with ECMU.


http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/30/hillary-clinton-hung-out-with-sidney-blumenthal-and-tony-podesta-this-weekend/

mike from iowa said...

Blacks make up about 12% of the population, yet commit over HALF the murders in this country. That's way too high.

If every white cop that backshot an unarmed Black man or kid was charged with murder, white cops would have the highest murder rate from the smallest percentage of the population.

If whitey makes up half the population than the white cops need to murder at least 4 whites for every black they are allowed to kill.

Ricky said...

Paul Manafort brought up on charges of tax fraud. He was also fired by Trump. Liberals on Suicide Watch as they realize no Russian Collusion

A liberal said...

That's fine as long as you ignore George Papadopoulos.

Cardillo said...

Papadopoulos was an unpaid foreign policy campaign adviser who stupidly lied to the FBI. He wanted Trump to meet Putin, Trump Team said no.

Anonymous said...

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/30/560816481/trumps-former-foreign-policy-advisor-pleads-guilty-to-lying-to-the-fbi

Anonymous said...

Ok, great then the donald has nothing to worry about.

Anonymous said...

I for one hope the President of the America doesn't have any ties to Russia and can act responsibly.

Anonymous said...

Yes, no "Trump Foundation" through which to launder foreign bribes.

No worries.

A true patriot said...

Good. Let's hope Mueller doesn't find out there was any collusion between trump and the Russians. But before we start making out let's see where this goes. I'll wait just a little longer.

Rushin' to judgment said...

Tony Podesta meets with Hillary on Sunday, resigns from his lobbying firm on Monday:

Tony Podesta, founder of the Podesta Group and brother to former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, will resign from his lobbying company in response to an investigation of the firm by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Podesta made the announcement Monday at a company-wide meeting, and informed clients that he would be stepping down.

It's not clear when Podesta's departure will be effective, according to Politico, which first reported the change.

It was reported last week that Mueller had opened a federal investigation into the Democratic-leaning Podesta Group lobbying firm and its founder.

The decision to focus on Podesta was born out of Mueller's probe into whether President Trump's campaign colluded with Russia, which is also looking into former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's finances.


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/tony-podesta-resigns-from-lobbying-firm-amid-mueller-investigation/article/2638986

mike from iowa said...

http://crooksandliars.com/2017/10/judge-napolitano-paul-manafort-was-still

Fake Noize legal expert claims Manafort was engaging in massive fraud while heading Drumpfuck's campaign.

Of course Drumpfuck will now claim he has never met Manafort, Manafort is the worst cheat at golf Drumpfuck has ever seen and Drumpfuck rates him a 3 on Drumpfuck's fuckability scale.

Ace Freely said...

Obama's Campaign Paid Nearly a Million Dollars to Law Firm that Was Secretly Funding FusionGPS

So the sitting president's campaign was funding the pass-through law firm paying for oppo dirt which would later serve as the basis for that president's administration getting a FISA wiretap warrant on the opposite party candidate, and then sparking a special counsel investigation.

As with the Hillary campaign's and the DNC's payments, these payments were claimed to be for "legal services" in official, mandatory FEC filings:

OFA, Obama’s official campaign arm in 2016, paid nearly $800,000 to Perkins Coie in 2016 alone, according to FEC records. The first 2016 payments to Perkins Coie, classified only as “Legal Services,” were made April 25-26, 2016, and totaled $98,047. A second batch of payments, also classified as "Legal Services," were disbursed to the law firm on September 29, 2016, and totaled exactly $700,000. Payments from OFA to Perkins Coie in 2017 totaled $174,725 through August 22, 2017.

That's pretty fucked up.

Whatever happens with this Manafort stuff, if this Obama/Clinton/DNC/FusionGPS hoax is tied to using the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign, shit is going to get real.

PilotX said...

Deny deny deny. I wonder if Nixon felt the same way the donald feels now.🤔

The FBI said...

"if this Obama/Clinton/DNC/FusionGPS hoax is tied to using the FBI to spy on the Trump campaign, shit is going to get real."

Key word being IF. I love the spin job comservatives are using. Let's ignore the real story and focus on Clinton/Obama and truly fake news. One thing at a time.

mike from iowa said...

Podesta handed the reins to a close associate and she and other officers will create a new company in the next few days. I guess this means Podesta is already out.

Drumpfuck's defense against Manafort is that Manafort was a scumbag long before Drumpfuck hired him and continued to be a scumbag as long as he was employed by Drumpf.

It seems every corner of consernawingnut land warned Drumpf not to hire him, but Drumpfuck doesn't listen to advisers most of the time.

Bob Mueller said...

BTW Ace, trump may not want this to come out because the FBI would need a reason to tap him. That could be more evidence of collusion. Maybe we can even find out why he's hiding his tax returns. Bring it on!

Anonymous said...

Now we can see what happened during the June 9th meeting between the Russians and Don Jr. Shoes are dropping all over.

mike from iowa said...

Obama for America has done a lot of business with the law firm mentioned. There is not a shred of evidence that any money paid by OfA went to Fusion GPS. Just pure speculation and wishful thinking by desperate deplorables trying to shield Drumpfuck from removal from office in disgrace.

Nice try right wing fake media.

Yīshēng said...

http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/georgia-tech-professor-building-robots-improve-health-children-disabilities

Some Black Woman Magic in the midst of the first reveal of traitors to America!

mike from iowa said...

Obama for America was reconfigured to Organize for Action in 2014 or 2015.

Joe Friday said...

The FBI said...
"Let's ignore the real story"

What's the "real story"?

No "ifs" please.

you-know-who said...

Anonymous Religion of Pieces said...

" Violence against South Asian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, and Arab Americans skyrocketed in the weeks and months after 9/11."

That's a lie and huge smear of the good people of America.


- WRONG. The good people are not the ones who do this kind of thing. It's calling-out the bad people of the US who run around telling the rest of us how wonderful and "good" they are, as if nobody will see their bad actions if they aggrandize themselves often enough and loudly enough.
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Bold, James Bold said...

"A world free of stupid shit from James' dumb ass would be awesome!"

Africa is 100% free of me, and always will be.  It's that-a-way.

You can get to 99% by stopping your cultural appropriation of White things, like computers, running water, electricity, and the wheel.


"That reminds me of my buddy's 4 year old who can do aerobatics already."

Real nappy hair and dark complexion on that kid.

Not.

Man, what I would have given for stick time in a Christen Eagle at that age.  I had to settle for paying for my own time in a T-6 much later.

Anonymous said...

Robert Meuller found such strong evidence of trump colluding with Russia that he decided to chase down a couple of tax evaders instead.

God has spoken said...

“Hillary should be in jail for her unlawful deeds and President Trump should absolutely, absolutely make sure this happens to send the very strong message that no-one, and I mean no-one, is above the law in the United States of America,” Morgan Freeman said in New York while promoting National Geographic’s new docu-series The Story of Us.

Responding to a question about why he thinks President Trump has not yet fulfilled this particular campaign promise, Freeman laughed and said and looked up at the heavens before saying, “Goddamnit man, you were elected for this very reason, lock that bitch up!”


http://yournewswire.com/morgan-freeman-jail-hillary/

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mike from iowa said...

Baldingo wants to be black so bad he even changed ink so he can make his ruminations cud gree.......er... I mean super black and not just any super black, this has to be supeu duper black on steroids type black.

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dinthebeast said...

I just read the 31 page indictment:

https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015f-6d73-d751-af7f-7f735cc70000

It would seem that Mueller is fulfilling his remit of nailing Fergus for collusion by first demonstrating in rock solid and vivid detail the corrupt relationship Manafort (and Gates) had with dirty Russian money for many years, the specific services rendered in exchange for the boatloads of filthy money (read that advancing the interests of Russia in the US and in Ukraine), and the elaborate lengths they went to in order to hide said filthy money.

It then just becomes an extension of the (as it is called in the indictment) "scheme" that Manafort would continue to advance those Russian interests from within Fergus' presidential campaign.

They have them both dead to rights on multiple felonies in which their guilt is not a question. They both failed to disclose money received and lobbying services rendered for multiple years in violation of FARA and the Bank Secrecy Act.

The bottom of the indictment states intent upon conviction to seek forfeiture of all involved properties, including the apartment in SoHo and the brownstone in Brooklyn which were used to obtain loans as part of the money laundering scheme, and his house in Virginia, and apparently, everything in them. It states that if any of the properties are for any reason unavailable for forfeiture, "it is the intent of the United States of America, pursuant to Title 18, United States Code, Section 982(b) and Title 28, United States Code, Section 2461(c), incorporating Title 21, United States Code, Section 853, to seek forfeiture of any other property of said defendant."

Ooopsie!

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...


God has misspoken as per usual says-


Responding to a question about why he thinks President Trump has not yet fulfilled this particular campaign promise, Freeman laughed and said and looked up at the heavens before saying, “Goddamnit man, you were elected for this very reason, lock that bitch up!”

The report, however, is entirely fabricated. While YourNewsWire contains no disclaimer, RationalWiki provides a description on their website:

mike from iowa said...

Indictments sure make Drumpfuck's assurances no one in his campaign had any contacts with Russia a bald face lie of the first essence. Another Pants on Fire display from the pathological lying asshole in the WH.

mike from iowa said...

Couple more bits of good news. Puerto Rico cancelled 300 million dollar sweetheart gift to Montana energy company whose only claims to fame are campaign donations to wingnuts. FBI is taking a look at the deal as well.

Drumpfuck really fucked up the response to Puerto Rico for reasons.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Robert Meuller found such strong evidence of trump colluding with Russia that he decided to chase down a couple of tax evaders instead.
3:55 PM

wolf......wolf......wolf........

Anonymous said...

If whitey makes up half the population than the white cops need to murder at least 4 whites for every black they are allowed to kill.
1:43 PM

More leftist delusion. Whites obey the laws more and don't act uppity and have the gibs me dat mentality.

Don't commit violent crime and the police wont shoot you.

Anonymous said...

So we're like Supermen? Hmmmmmm
11:58 AM

More like untermench......

mike from iowa said...

For some reason I immediately thought of Baldingo and Josh 2 Smart when I saw this- Early Humans Created "Mating Networks" To Prevent Inbreeding

Something must have failed completely.


Whites obey the laws more and don't act uppity and have the gibs me dat mentality.

There are far more whites on welfare than any other color of people.


Big Black James Bold said...

Africa is 100% free of me, and always will be. It's that-a-way.
---------
Iceland is 100% free of me, and always will be. It's over there. You can even fly your T-6.
(now dummy claims to have a plane).
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
Punk is jealous of a little girl.
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! Maybe her nappy headed daddy can take you up. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Morgan Freeman aka God said...

Anonymous said...
Robert Meuller found such strong evidence of trump colluding with Russia that he decided to chase down a couple of tax evaders instead.
3:55 PM
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So Mueller just packed up and stopped his investigation? It's over? So glad to hear that the president has no ties to Russia. Nothing to see here folks. Now is it time to lock Hilliary up?

Big Black James Bold a real orbital engineer said...

Suppose 10 people go out for beer everyday and the bill comes to $100.
Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
We've elected the dumbest administration ever. Can we get the Black guy back?

Anonymous said...

There are far more whites on welfare than any other color of people.
-------------------
Why do you think Josh and James have soooooooo much free time?

mike from iowa said...

DC District Court has four sealed dockets listed between Papadopoulos @ 182 and Manafart at 201. OH OH.

mike from iowa said...

So Mueller just packed up and stopped his investigation? It's over? So glad to hear that the president has no ties to Russia. Nothing to see here folks. Now is it time to lock Hilliary up?

Uh, Not so fast. What the hell. It won't hurt if you want to keep believing there is nothing to see.

Anonymous said...

https://www.alternet.org/paul-manafort-charges-include-conspiracy-against-united-states

PilotX said...

Speaking on T-6's I have a buddy that owns one, painted just like the ones the Tuskegee Airmen flew. Great airplane. Thinking about getting one myself.

Bold, James Bold said...

"There are far more whites on welfare than any other color of people."

As usual, Mikey is telling tall tales or just plain deluded.  Welfare use data show that non-Hispanic Whites use all welfare programs at a far lower rate than ALL others.  Figuring households as a proxy for population, 11.8% of 60 million Hispanics is 7.08 million on AFDC, compared to 2.7% of 200 million Whites at 5.4 million and 14% of 37 million Blacks at 5.2 million.  Minorities on AFDC vastly out-number Whites.

Advice for Mikey and all you mopes here:  don't believe everything you read, or anything you say.


"(now dummy claims to have a plane)."

I said I had stick time in one, not that I owned one.  But such distinctions are beyond your feeble brain.

There are several outfits which sell T-6 flights.  It costs a few hundred bucks for about 30 minutes.


"It's over there. You can even fly your T-6."

Range of a T-6 is only 730 miles.  It's 1,477 miles from St. Johns in Canada to Rekjavik.  But... your feeble brain can't grasp that.

"Punk is jealous of a little girl."

She's welcome to all the stick time she can get IMO.  After all, I might depend on her to be strafing you someday, or this chick to cover my flank.  After all, they're the ones that are going to get raped to death if you win; they have bigger incentives to put your race-war down, and guns and airplanes don't rely on raw muscle.

Negro Superman said...

Untermench are weakened by Kryptonite? You may wanna check your DC comics mythology. Maybe a more apt analogy would be soap to a nazi?

Josh said...

"If every white cop that backshot an unarmed Black man or kid was charged with murder, white cops would have the highest murder rate from the smallest percentage of the population."

You do realize that fewer than 1% of blacks murdered are murdered by police and more whites are murdered by police, right?

Far, far fewer are "unarmed."

All American cops combined wouldn't have the murder rate of Chicago in a quarter. LMFAO

I mean, it's been fucking years now. Put this 'hands up, don't shoot" shit to fucking bed already. It's embarrassing how little some of you people know about your own causes you support.

you-know-who said...

And then, there is this:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/white-lives-matter-organizers-cancel-second-rally-after-being-taunted-by-counterprotesters/2017/10/28/a6fee0d2-bc1f-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html?utm_term=.216b0efe3bbb

- From the Article - and this sounds all too familiar:
==QUOTE==
“This right here is what it’s all about!” declared Scott Lacey, who has spoken at White Lives Matter rallies across the country. “It’s all about the color of our skin!”

Organizers included the National Socialist Movement, a neo-Nazi group; the Traditionalist Worker Party, which wants a separate white ethno-state; Anti-Communist Action, a right-wing group that believes America is being threatened by communists; and Vanguard America, a white supremacist group that believes America is inherently a white nation that must be preserved. This rally, they said, was specifically about immigration and refugee policies.

The plan was for speakers to address the assembled white supremacists, some of whom carried shields and Confederate flags, before the group would depart to nearby Murfreesboro for another rally.

At moments, the rally speakers spouted verbose diatribes about a “genocide” they claim is being perpetrated against “the white race” and “white Southern culture.” At other times, the speeches seemed to be a grab-bag of talking points. One speaker complained that black Americans often say the n-word, but when he does, people are offended. The speaker after him railed against Black History Month.

“What about me? Me and my children have a right to exist,” screamed another speaker, his voice cracking as it wailed into a microphone. “White lives matter!”
==END QUOTE==

mike from iowa said...

There are more whites on welfare than blacks. End of story.

Sorry Josh. 100% of blacks murdered by cops is still 100%. The facts are stuck right in yer face and like a horse, you can't see directly in front of you. You and fuckhead Baldingo slip off to the sides and obfuscate.

Now let's try out some more goofy wingnut math. I make it 3 indictments in 9 months for Drumpfuck's criminal gang and it looks like it is still a zero for indictments in 8 years of the Goat Potus Obama.

Big Black James Bold said...

Yawn, the race war thing again? So when is this gonna start again? What are you gonna do when it starts? Shit your pants and cry in the corner while your girlfriend Josh comforts you?
Wow, and you're supposed to be an example of the master race? Well, while you have fantasies of a race war I'll be living in my 1.5million dollar house writing my book and doing chemistry at my orbital engineering desk.

Anonymous said...

Black Lives Matter was not just about the Mike Brown shooting. Could it be that it's you that doesn't know much about the movement?

you-know-who said...

@ mike from iowa

- Not to mention that decades of "republican" investigations by I can't even remember how many "republican" investigators into HRC have led to exactly squat.
-

Lois Lerner said...

- Not to mention that decades of "republican" investigations by I can't even remember how many "republican" investigators into HRC have led to exactly squat.
----------------
But but but Benghazi and the IRS.........

Josh is a dumb girl said...

Here ya go Josh. Funny no mention of hands up don't shoot. Josh is wrong again as usual.

https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/

PilotX said...

It is possible to get a single engine aircraft to Iceland or Europe.

https://www.aopa.org/go-fly/destinations/international-travel/transatlantic

you-know-who said...

Anonymous Lois Lerner said...

- Not to mention that decades of "republican" investigations by I can't even remember how many "republican" investigators into HRC have led to exactly squat.
----------------
But but but Benghazi and the IRS.........
7:43 PM


- Ben Gazzara! Ben Gazzara!
- Oh yeah, hard drive crashes and gets destroyed ((which is the long-standing security procedure)), and next thing ya know, it gets turned into "the IRS destroyed ALL the hard drives with the info that would convict [insert Straw Man here]" :p
-
- It just seem to me that, if there was legal "booty" to find, it would have been found after all these years ((decades, actually)) and all the people digging in the same place.
-

you-knw-who said...

PilotX said...

It is possible to get a single engine aircraft to Iceland or Europe.


- Cool! Also totally unrelated to the OP, Icelanders eat *huge* quantities of bananas - and they grow bananas in Iceland!, in hothouses, but it takes the fruit 2 years to grow there, as opposed to 1 year in the tropics.
-

PilotX said...

Especially with a Republican House and Senate. After all those hours of hearings they still aren't finished? That's some unheard of incompetence.

PilotX said...

That's good info.😝

Anonymous said...

Negroe and muzzy attacks in NYC.............

Anonymous said...

Less carnage than whitey attack in Vegas.

Anonymous said...

That's because sand niggers aren't as smart as Whites.

They are smarter than African niggers who can shoot off 30 rounds and only hit bystanders, though.

you-know-why said...

PilotX said...

Especially with a Republican House and Senate. After all those hours of hearings they still aren't finished? That's some unheard of incompetence.
3:40 AM


- It's hard to finish those hearings when MuckConHell and snake-in-the-Grass-ley and their ilk never take their thumbs out of their as.... er, ears.
-

you-know who said...

- Oh gee lookie, another anonymous anal zit "Übermensch" that cums when it gets to write racial slurs.
- Isn't that cute :p

Anonymous said...

Takes real brains to mow down a crowd of spectators. White supremacy my ass. Ya'll are some dumb fucks. What's next, a room full of 6 year olds? Oh that's right, almighty whitey already did that.

The GOP said...

Oh so you're saying Republican leadership is crappy? Tell us something we don't know.

Anonymous said...

Looks like another towel head went batshit jihadi in NYC/////////////

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Less carnage than whitey attack in Vegas.
6:23 PM

Niggers in Chicago do that EVERY MONTH!!

Sick white guy said...

Only to other gang members. You white assholes like to shoot classrooms and movie theaters full of kids. Now that is some sick shit. Got a school picked out faggot?

Hillbilly Jim said...

How many if you dumb hillbillies are offing yourselves with meth and opioids? Dumb fucks.

you-know-who said...

Sick white guy said...

Only to other gang members. You white assholes like to shoot classrooms and movie theaters full of kids.


- Well *of course* - after all, if they went after gang members, those folks would shoot back!!!
- OTOH, grade school kids and their teachers are unlikely to be armed with anything more dangerous than pencils, and theater goers ave their attention on the movie, so it's like blasting the proverbial sitting ducks...
-

Bold, James Bold said...

"Only to other gang members."

Funny, somebody keeps forgetting that the shooters keep hitting innocent bystanders.

"You white assholes like to shoot classrooms and movie theaters full of kids."

Hmmm.  Sandy Hook was in 2012 and had 20 victims.  Aurora had 12 fatalities and was also in 2012!  Five years doesn't show much of a liking for anything.  But you Africoons sure do love shooting each other on a daily basis.  Chicago had 50 shot and killed just last month, more than 1 a day.

You know, I do believe that 20 plus 12 is less than 50.  32 in 5 years in the country vs. 50 in a month in just one city.


"after all, if they went after gang members, those folks would shoot back!!!"

If they went after gang members, Obama's DOJ would have sicced the FBI on them and gone for civil-rights charges.  Maybe that's not so true today.  Maybe you could take out some gang members with pinpoint .22 fire from a couple of blocks away.  The mopes not only couldn't shoot back, they'd have no idea where the fire was coming from.  That would be one way to get the drug dealers off the corners.

Oh, dear, you've gotten me to dig through my bookmarks.

Black-on-White crime is 5x as much as White-on-Black crime, and Blacks use more total welfare than Whites.

150 IQ bwahahahahahaha said...

Who gives a fuck James. Only an immoral asshole can excuse the shooting of babies in a classroom. Only a pussy like you would do sonething like that. How much white on white crime is there? How many white babies were raped by white men? How come you never post anything intelligent? You're supposed to have an IQ of 150 but all we get is typical racist troll shit. Is this the extent of white male intelligence? You'd think someone so smart would be out curing cancer or something not common trolling (Black on white crime blah blah blah blah)

you-know-who said...

Anonymous 150 IQ bwahahahahahaha said...
You're supposed to have an IQ of 150 but all we get is typical racist troll shit. Is this the extent of white male intelligence? You'd think someone so smart would be out curing cancer or something not common trolling


- As I noted in a separate comment, even IF he has a 150 IQ, it doesn't mean he's not psychotic, and/or has a severe personality disorder. All of his "insults" are psychological projection: projecting his own shortcomings, lack of civilization, sexual disturbances, and so on, onto other people, in a rather diagnostic attempt to try, albeit futilely, to make himself look "superior" by trying, just as futilely, to belittle and denigrate what ends up being the vast majority of the rest of the world's population.
-
- I do, however, find the "IQ claim suspect, given the supposed "evidence" he lists for his far-fetched claims - such as link to imgur as "proof" of his mythical "crime statistics".
-
- Awaiting the accusation that, because of my thoughts on the matter, I'm "a marxist" in 3....2....1....
-

Anonymous said...

Imgur? That's a step up. He's linked us to an 11th grader's research paper as evidence in the past as well as an opinion piece by the "dumbest man on the internet". Amateur hour at best. No way the guy has anything above a below average IQ and that is a stretch.

you-know-who said...

@ Anonymous 5:53 PM -

- LOL!!! =;-D

Anonymous said...

Final Chicago October Totals:
Shot & Killed: 50
Shot & Wounded: 228
Total Shot: 278
Total Homicides: 55

you-know-who said...

- WTF is the obsession with Chicago? ESPECIALLY when no link is ever provided?

- Here is a link to a report for Chicago from yesterday:
"For the eighth-straight month this year, Chicago saw a reduction in gun violence in October, the police department announced Wednesday."
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/11/01/october-murders-shootings-reduction-last-year/
"There were 228 shooting incidents last month, compared to 353 shootings in the October 2016, according to Chicago Police statistics. That’s a decline of 34 percent." [...] "In October 2017, there were 53 murders, compared to 80 in the same month last year, a decline of more than 30 percent, according to the department."
- So the Zero Context Number Barfer is inot even correct with thos supposedly "pure numbers".

- Here is an actual link for Houston, just for the sake of comparison:
http://www.khou.com/news/crime/gun-violence-in-america-houston-averages-550-incidents-per-year/445377691

- Here is another link:
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/10/22/violent-crime-statistics-for-every-city-in-america/

- If people *are* going to just toss-off stats, it'd be nice if they at least used *accurate* ones, as opposed to spattering all over the place.
-

Saul Alinski said...

Obama was from Chicago. Hannity et all started that shit.

Bold, James Bold said...

The go-to source for Chimpcongo shooting and murder statistics is http://heyjackass.com/

150 IQ bwahahahahahahahaha! said...

Chimpcongo? Is that what a 150 IQ gets us around here? Hey James, what site gives us the number of OD's of inbred trailer trash like yourself?

Anonymous said...

Saul Alinski said...
Obama was from Chicago. Hannity et all started that shit.
9:27 PM

Barry is from Kenya

Anonymous said...

The Chicago Tribune is not a good source of info.The hey jackass site uses CPDs own raw data based on event numbers.You can take HJA numbers to court and be confident.

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