In Which Donald Trump Jr. Tweets Another White Supremacist Trope: A “Rape Epidemic” by Immigrants

Director of racist outreach for the Trump campaign
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Donald Trump Jr. seems to have taken over the “white supremacist outreach” position in the Trump campaign, and today he follows up his ugly “Skittles” tweet with one of the most common white supremacist tropes of all time: that immigrants are responsible for a “rape epidemic,” targeted against Western women. This one goes all the way back to the KKK-sympathizing silent film “Birth of a Nation.”

He’s linking to Breitbart “News,” because of course he is, and the article is a ludicrous anti-Muslim screed written by Anne-Marie Waters — who isn’t identified in the piece, but is a member of the UK’s far right UKIP and a director of an anti-Muslim group called “Sharia Watch.” In 2015, she followed the lead of US anti-Muslim hate group leader Pamela Geller and planned a “Draw Mohamed” event in London.

About that claim of a “rape epidemic:” it’s hard to find actual statistics that either back this up or debunk it. If you search Google for information you’ll get a deluge of anti-Muslim hate sites ranting about epidemics, of course. But since Waters uses Sweden as one of her main examples, is it true there’s an immigrant “rape epidemic” in Sweden?

Not according to the latest statistics compiled by the Swedish Crime Survey, which show very little change in the number of sex offenses between the years 2005 to 2014.

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1
Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:58:39am

good fucking grief:

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Scottishdragon  Sep 20, 2016 • 10:59:44am

I am sitting precisely 2 blocks away from tRump’s rally a couple of hours ago at High Point University.

If it’s all the same, I would rather be here dealing with unruly 8th graders than listening to a proto fascist trying to destroy our Republic.

But in other news, a new NBC/Monmouth poll has Hill up 5 points again in a national poll that wrapped up on Sunday… :)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:00:59am

This is how they can claim Trump is “softening his stance”: just let jr do the dirty work.

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retired cynic  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:02:46am

Sorry to jump in and go OT so early in a thread, but I just heard a local NPR story on our WUIS about the causes and results of problems, both in learning and finances, in higher education. It was a book review Book Lesson by a college president, and it was terrific. Not long.

nprillinois.org

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Kryptik: Just Done With It.  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:03:39am

I noted this in the previous thread, but it’s worth reiterating: when Donny Sr. keeps trying to compare Hillary Clinton with Angela Merkel? This is the shit he’s dog whistling to. The same transparent appeal to nativists, racists, and xenophobes, raising the spectre of lawless, evil immigrants and ginning up racial and ethnic hate, same as ever, just with a different label and different target for the two-minute hate.

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petesh  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:04:29am

I vaguely unnerstan’ howse cum sum eejits (I’ll stop now) see themselves in DJT, the bully who made it big; but Jr? Can there be anyone who admires that dude?

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Csarneson  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:05:54am

It’s my understanding that Sweden changed their “rape” laws to define rape in FAR broader terms than the rest of the free world. This change in definition has dramatically skewed the rape statistics. It’s basically comparing apples to oranges or total BS.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:06:42am

re: #7 Csarneson

Apples to Skittles perhaps?

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:08:38am

A stack of side notes on Swedish Rape statistics:

a) In ‘05, the law was changed so that sexual intercourse with a minor became rape of a minor, similar to statutory rape in the U.S., causing an increase in the stats which isn’t real.
b) In Sweden, every sexual counts in a sexual assault trial, meaning that if a perp forces a victim to do 3 different things, it is 3 counts in the stats and in the court. Other jurisdictions often lump together rapes in stats and court. Another peculiarity of Swedish law is that the perp doesn’t have to be a participant in the sex.
c) The tendency to file charges for sex crimes is slightly higher in Sweden than elsewhere, like if other places have a 1:9 iceberg ratio, the Swedish is closer to 1:8.

These three factors combine to make Swedish sex crime stats seem worse than they really are.

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jaunte  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:09:32am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:09:38am

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief:

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What is Andrea talking about again?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:11:57am

Hillary should bring a ginormous book marked TRUMP LIES to the debate, just to underscore the point.

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ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:12:57am

re: #11 Sir John Barron

What is Andrea talking about again?

That is just Andrea Mitchell humor, what little of it there is.

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jeffreyw  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:13:19am

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Remember, sammich is one of the most important food groups!

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:14:08am

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

Hillary Clinton is taking the day off again, she needs the rest. Sleep well Hillary - see you at the debate!
— Donald J. Trump

A tweet from the GOP’s 2016 presidential candidate.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:18:28am

re: #7 Csarneson

Yes, they have broadened rape laws there.

To compare Sweden’s rape rate to ours is, at best incredibly difficult.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:18:29am

well, ok then, Pam…

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KGxvi  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:19:44am

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now they’ll report “Bondi accepted bribe, got caught, kept money anyway.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:20:42am

re: #17 Backwoods_Sleuth

Translation: I already spent the money. Hahahaha!

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Scottishdragon  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:21:01am

See you all in a bit. Class coming soon.

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ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:25:06am

I wonder how concerned Donny Jr. is about the rape epidemic that may be within his own family…namely Daddy Donny. He has had some allegations too, but I guess that isn’t so bad because Daddy isn’t an immigrant.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:25:48am

According to the poll at the link, 66% of the Deplorables who responsed think this racist-as-all-fuck parade float is “not racist”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:26:04am

There was a recent trial in Finland involving four Cuban athletes who raped a woman in Tampere. This is just the sort of thing that will fuel the outrage of (neither balls) Nordic nationalists who see a threat to their fair-skinned womenfolk in every swarthy foreigner.

And why is is that while there is purportedly mass Muslim gangbanging going on in Scandinavia, they insist that there is no rape epidemic on US campuses? Could it have anything with the skin color or social/ethnic background of the perpetrators?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:26:57am

re: #22 The Vicious Babushka

According to the poll at the link, 66% of the Deplorables who responsed think this racist-as-all-fuck parade float is “not racist”

More tasteless than racist, but a bit of both

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Frankie Five Angels  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:27:53am

Trump Jr. The douche didn’t fall far from the bag, did it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:27:58am

I’m shocked.
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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:27:58am

re: #24 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Dumbassery on parade, with a side order of racism and misogyny.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:28:26am

re: #27 lawhawk

Dumbassery on parade, with a side order of racism and misogyny.

I think you nailed it

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:28:32am

re: #23 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

There was a recent trial in Finland involving four Cuban athletes who raped a woman in Tampere. This is just the sort of thing that will fuel the outrage of (neither balls) Nordic nationalists who see a threat to their fair-skinned womenfolk in every swarthy foreigner.

And why is is that while there is mass Muslim gangbanging going on in Scandinavia, they insist that there is no rape epidemic on US campuses? Could it have anything with the skin color or social/ethnic background of the perpetrators?

Yes. There is one name common to the hyping of the Swedish rape stats, who doesn’t believe Swedes can commit rape and child molestation, but Muslims sure can. The thing is, it’s a problem which transcends borders and creeds.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:29:02am

re: #27 lawhawk

Dumbassery on parade, with a side order of racism and misogyny.

And a YUGE nod to Blue Lives Matter…

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:29:50am

re: #11 Sir John Barron

What is Andrea talking about again?

It looks like she’s trying to apologize for Trump, rather than report that he’s lying again.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:29:54am

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

good fucking grief:

Hillary Clinton is taking the day off again, she needs the rest. Sleep well Hillary - see you at the debate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 20, 2016

He really wants to use the “low-energy” shtick, but he blew that on Jeb!

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:31:21am

re: #14 jeffreyw

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wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:31:25am

re: #25 Frankie Five Angels

Trump Jr. The douche didn’t fall far from the bag basket, did it?

Wickered that up for you.

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Joe Bacon  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:32:45am

re: #9 Teukka

A stack of side notes on Swedish Rape statistics:

a) In ‘05, the law was changed so that sexual intercourse with a minor became rape of a minor, similar to statutory rape in the U.S., causing an increase in the stats which isn’t real.
b) In Sweden, every sexual counts in a sexual assault trial, meaning that if a perp forces a victim to do 3 different things, it is 3 counts in the stats and in the court. Other jurisdictions often lump together rapes in stats and court. Another peculiarity of Swedish law is that the perp doesn’t have to be a participant in the sex.
c) The tendency to file charges for sex crimes is slightly higher in Sweden than elsewhere, like if other places have a 1:9 iceberg ratio, the Swedish is closer to 1:8.

These three factors combine to make Swedish sex crime stats seem worse than they really are.

Gosh, I wonder if Trump consulted his pal Assange about Swedish sex crime laws?

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:33:00am

In which the pathetic loser who got fired from the white racist website he wrote for, for being not “white” enough, calls a 2X US Senator, Secretary of State & first woman major party nominee for POTUS a “pathetic loser” Sad!

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Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:34:19am

re: #35 Joe Bacon

Gosh, I wonder if Trump consulted his pal Assange about Swedish sex crime laws?

Would be useless consulting, because Assange obviously didn’t consult them himself before landing himself in hot water….

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jaunte  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:36:45am

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

Ben won’t credit BLM for any changes.

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wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:38:15am

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

In which the pathetic loser who got fired from the white racist website he wrote for, for being not “white” enough, calls a 2X US Senator, Secretary of State & first woman major party nominee for POTUS a “pathetic loser” Sad!

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And bringing up a case of very likely racism is ‘race baiting’.

I hope Trump’s loss leads to Ben’s long-term unemployment.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:38:19am

“It’s remarkable to me to see the level of outrage about a metaphor used by [Donald Trump Jr.] when Hillary Clinton is calling for a 550 percent increase in the Syrian refugee program,” Pence said Tuesday in an interview with MSNBC.

“All the while, our FBI and public safety officials tell us that we can’t know for sure who those people are coming into this country.”

snip

The GOP nominee has repeatedly called for the U.S. to stop accepting Syrian refugees over fears of terrorism.

“We’re allowing these people to come into our country and destroy our country and make it unsafe,” Trump said Monday on “Fox & Friends.”

“If somebody looks like he’s got a massive bomb on his back, we won’t go up to that person … because, if he looks like he comes from that part of the world, we’re not allowed to profile. Give me a break.”

gaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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Kragar  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:38:29am
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Charles Johnson  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:39:44am

I’ve now gotten several tweets from delusional right wingers screaming BUT IT’S TRUE! about the “rape epidemic” garbage meme. This is because they get all their news from right wing sites who constantly circulate these bigoted stories, and have no idea what’s happening in the real world or any interest in finding out.

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jeffreyw  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:41:08am

re: #33 sagehen

You forgot pie!

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:41:11am

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

Pence is a dodo-head.

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wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:41:48am

re: #43 Charles Johnson

I’ve now gotten several tweets from delusional right wingers screaming BUT IT’S TRUE! about the “rape epidemic” garbage meme. This is because they get all their news from right wing sites who constantly circulate these bigoted stories, and have no idea what’s happening in the real world or any interest in finding out.

And they don’t seem to believe there is rape on college campuses. They only care about their fantasy rapists.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:41:51am

VIKING CATS!!!

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Jenner7  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:42:13am

Gee, I wonder why people are upset that Donny Jr. reduced human beings to candies. ??

I mean, they’re just refugees.

God, these people make me sick.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:43:09am

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

In which the pathetic loser who got fired from the white racist website he wrote for, for being not “white” enough, calls a 2X US Senator, Secretary of State & first woman major party nominee for POTUS a “pathetic loser” Sad!

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Ben seems frustrated.

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jaunte  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:43:19am

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

“All the while, our FBI and public safety officials tell us that we can’t know for sure who those people are coming into this country.”

We can’t know for sure, after Denny Hastert, that MIke Pence isn’t a child molester. Will he take a lie detector test?

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:44:34am
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Joe Bacon  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:44:48am

Time for a cookie break. Just look at these!

buttermaidbakery.com

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Frankie Five Angels  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:44:55am

I’ll believe it when I see it.

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:45:39am

re: #39 jaunte

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Ben won’t credit BLM for any changes.

We can see the effect of BLM in that just a few years ago there was a new hashtag every week or two. Now it’s every few months. Cops are starting to catch on that there’s cameras EVERYWHERE. That dashcam footage and bodycam footage and helicopter footage will be released, and random passersby probably all have cameras in their pockets too.

Lives have already been saved.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:46:34am

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder why Pence is reacting to the Junior Skittles thing. He could just shrug it off. The Trump campaign has said much worse things. He seems frustrated. Like Ben.

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sagehen  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:46:59am

re: #44 jeffreyw

You forgot pie!

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And beer.

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gocart mozart  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:47:20am
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Dave In Austin  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:47:28am
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gocart mozart  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:48:09am
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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:48:11am
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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:48:36am

re: #36 The Vicious Babushka

It IS intolerable, which is why there is a full investigation. Stop race-baiting, you pathetic loser.


— Ben Shapiro

And the “full investigation” will do what, exactly, Ben?

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wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:50:12am

re: #53 Frankie Five Angels

I’ll believe it when I see it.

[NY Times Announces New Trump Policy, Will Call Out EVERY Lie In Real Time]

Watch for the ‘pivot’.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:50:18am

re: #61 Sir John Barron

And the “full investigation” will do what, exactly, Ben?

Stop us from talking about it? Is that what you want, Ben?

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jaunte  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:50:50am

re: #55 Sir John Barron

Pence is stuck in the GOP conundrum; he can’t disavow a disgusting, bigoted meme because it appeals to his supporters, so tries to dance by pointing a finger at those who are calling him out, then reiterates the fearmongering message.

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CuriousLurker  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:51:21am

re: #22 The Vicious Babushka

According to the poll at the link, 66% of the Deplorables who responsed think this racist-as-all-fuck parade float is “not racist”

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ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:51:31am

re: #45 Sir John Barron

Pence is a dodo-head.

No…he’s a block head.

I can be real blockheaded…just look at my record!
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ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:53:55am

re: #50 jaunte

We can’t know for sure, after Denny Hastert, that MIke Pence isn’t a child molester. Will he take a lie detector test?

You’re just asking questions.

Besides, if he is innocent he will have no issues taking a test, right?

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jaunte  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:54:42am

re: #67 ObserverArt

“Why is Mike Pence refusing the test?”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:56:20am
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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 11:59:09am

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

45,000 IS couldn’t be reached for comment. Neither could OBL, Awlaki, and any number of former number 2 guys in AQ. Or IS. Or al Shabaab.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:00:17pm

MOAR TALENT THAN BEN GARRISON AND 9/10THS OF THE CRAZY!

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ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:00:53pm

I hope Trump realizes after this election he is going to be a real public outcast. All the people he has dumped on are not going to forget. He will have no friends only enemies. What a noxious figure.

Maybe he can move to Mexico!

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Kragar  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:02:23pm
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jaunte  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:03:01pm

re: #71 The Vicious Babushka

More economic foolishness from the Trumpkins.

“Donald Trump says he can “make a deal” on America’s debt.
Last week, he implied that he could negotiate with America’s creditors to get them to accept a lower rate of repayment, such as 85 cents for every dollar.
It sounds shrewd, until you think about who would get hurt under this scenario. Who exactly owns the $19 trillion-plus of U.S. debt?

The top holder by far is U.S. citizens and American entities, such as state and local governments, pension funds, mutual funds, and the Federal Reserve. Together they own the vast majority — 67.5% — of the debt.”
money.cnn.com

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Thanos  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:04:34pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

I’ve now gotten several tweets from delusional right wingers screaming BUT IT’S TRUE! about the “rape epidemic” garbage meme. This is because they get all their news from right wing sites who constantly circulate these bigoted stories, and have no idea what’s happening in the real world or any interest in finding out.

We even know the exact pedigree of this — it started back in the 70’s

en.wikipedia.org

This is the “Turner Diaries” of Europe.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:08:29pm

re: #58 Dave In Austin

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Oh go fuck yourself Mike.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:08:44pm

re: #74 jaunte

The top holder by far is U.S. citizens and American entities, such as state and local governments, pension funds, mutual funds, and the Federal Reserve. Together they own the vast majority — 67.5% — of the debt.”

Great. Let’s just End the Fed! Kill the Federal Reserve thing. BOOM!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:09:26pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It’s amazing how much shit he gets away with saying about our military but hey isn’t Clinton just the worst for the email thing that both of her predecessors at DOS did.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:10:47pm

Really this motherfucker says crap about our military that if a Democrat had said even a fraction of what he did, they’d be crucified but hey he’s a “straight shooter”. Oh wait, no he’s not, he’s a fucking fraud who knows nothing about the U.S armed forces.

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S'latch  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:12:23pm

Calling Dr. Freud.
Dr. Sigmund Freud.
Calling Dr. Sigmund Freud.
Please come to the department of psychoanalysis.
Thank you.

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Tigger2  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:16:56pm
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Jenner7  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:17:05pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

And his man crush will be mad at us! Oh noes.

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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:18:49pm

buzzfeed.com

Tweets by Donny Jr. And a few of them make me think I might have been on to something that Jr is really the one behind Trump’s twitter feed.

Especially when he quote tweets:

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retired cynic  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:18:55pm

USA Today’s immigration reporter Allen Gomez <sp?> just on, ripping the subject tweet to pieces, and re-itterating that no Syrian refugee has been accused of terrorism.

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mmmirele  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:22:16pm

Notorious hate preacher Steven Anderson, of Tempe, Arizona, has been deported from Botswana. Even though Botswana mkes homosexual acts illegal, Anderson’s purple rhetoric was too much.

nbcnews.com

Andeson is apparently not back yet; I’m pretty sure I’d hear that screamer as his “church” is located a scant two miles from my desk here at work.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:22:54pm

re: #74 jaunte

I’ve found it interesting that one part of the government can own the debt of another part.

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Tigger2  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:25:14pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:27:03pm

good grief…the bullshit begins.

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Belafon  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:29:33pm

re: #87 Tigger2

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I wonder how many of these announcements it would take to make low-information conservatives question their support of Trump.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:29:49pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief…the bullshit begins.

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It’s already morphing into “Crutcher was whacked out on PCP and rampaging towards the cops!”

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:30:04pm

re: #1 Backwoods_Sleuth

I cannot stand Andrea Mitchell. And this type of “joking” is exactly why. Good grief indeed.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:30:47pm

re: #2 Scottishdragon

I am sitting precisely 2 blocks away from tRump’s rally a couple of hours ago at High Point University.

If it’s all the same, I would rather be here dealing with unruly 8th graders than listening to a proto fascist trying to destroy our Republic.

But in other news, a new NBC/Monmouth poll has Hill up 5 points again in a national poll that wrapped up on Sunday… :)

That poll is great news!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:32:09pm

And Deadbeat Asshole Joe Walsh is on it:

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:35:07pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

And Deadbeat Asshole Joe Walsh is on it:

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Have you stopped beating your wife, Joe?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:35:37pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief…the bullshit begins.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:35:45pm

re: #69 Backwoods_Sleuth

Uh. Syria is a bad guy. Someone should clue him
In.

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CuriousLurker  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:36:11pm

OT (but only half):

So I was just going through Google Alerts form earlier in the month that I had neglected to read and I found this regarding the proposed mosque in Newton, GA:

Emails: Newton Commissioner wanted to ‘impact’ mosque, cemetery project

So he was basically shit-stirring and promoting the whole whisper campaign intended to scare locals by demonizing the Muslims community. What a dick. I guess I need to update my page(s). *sigh*

For the record, this isn’t his first display of bigotry/racism. In July 2015 he posted the following on FB about a black woman who disrespected the U.S. flag. I’m only posting it here because most of the news reports wouldn’t repeat it verbatim:

pTeF8TS63OSVgfizbWj4LTmXdmo1P0pYZMqbShJ948wpk/bMEVICiwVU6qSAOfK+md2bh3vlEJLiyirOKogF5h45dq9WAADm8iQKzsJIWYzmH8lN7EgJYdBG6koA4qGy

At first he tried to deny it:

When reporter Caty Beck contacted Douglas, he initially denied knowledge of the comment.

“I don’t know what happened, look at what she’s doing; I think that’s wrong,” he said.

Beck explained to Douglas that the woman in the photo — however offensive the image might be — is not an elected official, the commissioner said, “My response is you need to go find out why she did that.” […]

rawstory.com

That’s what it looks like when a reporter is actually doing her job and calling out bullshit. It’s a pity we don’t see it more often.

When he found out he was going to be on TV and realized how damning it would look, he caved and issued a half-assed non-apology apology blaming the victim for baiting him and saying sorry “if anyone is offended.” ಠ_ಠ

Finally, in August, he posted a somewhat better apology:

“Let me say one more time how sorry I am about the words I used and the impression I left with my comments on that facebook page. I do not use that language in every day conversation and would take them back if I could. I am sorry for hurt feelings, anger and disappointment I have caused and will use this as a learning experience to become a better person.

politics.blog.ajc.com

Yeah, well apparently the “learning experience” —> “better person” thing didn’t stick, and if you believe he doesn’t use that language in everyday conversation, I have some oceanfront property in Arizona I’d like to sell you.

Oh, and this asshole is also a former state senator—guess which party? (Three guesses, the first two don’t count.)

That is all (for now).

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:36:28pm

re: #41 Backwoods_Sleuth

Has even one Syrian refugee been caught committing terrorism here? Even just one? Syrian refugees go through two plus years of getting before they set foot in the US. The lies need to be countered.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:37:11pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

So come on you liberal cowards, answer the fucking question:

I’m trying to remember when I agreed to answer Deadbeat Dad Joe Walsh loser Congressman’s dumb questions.

Oh yeah, that’s right, Never.

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CuriousLurker  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:39:19pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

And Deadbeat Asshole Joe Walsh is on it:

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I wonder how he felt about an investigation & trial for the Chelsea bomber guy? Nah, not gonna go look—don’t need to, I know what I’ll find.

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retired cynic  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:39:59pm

re: #98 Patricia Kayden

Has even one Syrian refugee been caught committing terrorism here? Even just one? Syrian refugees go through two plus years of getting before they set foot in the US. The lies need to be countered.

No. See my 84.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:40:15pm

re: #88 Backwoods_Sleuth

good grief…the bullshit begins.

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So it’s okay to execute unarmed people because they have drugs in their cars? How about arrest him and charge him with illegal possession and let him stand trial? Cops are not judges and executioners. Nor should they be.

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Mike Lamb  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:40:55pm

re: #93 Backwoods_Sleuth

And Deadbeat Asshole Joe Walsh is on it:

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Careful with any open flames around those strawmen…

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:42:14pm

re: #84 retired cynic

USA Today’s immigration reporter Allen Gomez <sp?> just on, ripping the subject tweet to pieces, and re-itterating that no Syrian refugee has been accused of terrorism.

That’s what I thought. Trump and his ilk are demonizing people fleeing a civil war. How disgusting can they get?

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Kragar  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:43:07pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:45:08pm
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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:46:24pm

re: #106 The Vicious Babushka

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head, desk

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:47:20pm

re: #107 Great White Snark

Not Good.

related:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:48:59pm
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Mike Lamb  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:49:36pm

re: #106 The Vicious Babushka

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The part about speaking the truth reminds me of this:

YouTube

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Sir John Barron  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:51:14pm

re: #106 The Vicious Babushka

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Truth is like a bowl of Skittles…..

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Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:54:04pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

Payback for the Syrian soldiers we hit?

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Kragar  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:55:11pm
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lawhawk  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:55:17pm

re: #107 Great White Snark

No, not good.

But Trump wouldn’t criticize them as the gang that can’t shoot straight (remains to be seen whether this was accidental or on purpose).

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 20, 2016 • 12:59:13pm

Where were Eric & Junior when this went down?

117
Great White Snark  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:04:19pm

Lighter side

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:05:43pm

re: #116 The Vicious Babushka

Fucking assholes. People who do that shit should burn in hell.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:05:52pm

re: #111 Mike Lamb

The part about speaking the truth reminds me of this:

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Video

If you refresh your comment the video’s now visible. But a pro-tip: just copy and paste the YouTube address of the video. No need to get the Embed code and paste that in.

120
Teukka  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:06:53pm

re: #119 Charles Johnson

If you refresh your comment the video’s now visible. But a pro-tip: just copy and paste the YouTube address of the video. No need to get the Embed code and paste that in.

Yep. Even the shortened YT urls work.

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Interesting Times  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:08:54pm

Bwahaha:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:09:47pm
123
Jenner7  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:10:14pm

Rand Paul thinks that “my son is a terrorist” is enough for a warrant to monitor him.

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jhncsy  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:10:48pm

The American Right Wing: We don’t care about rape, except when we can use it to hurt brown people.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:11:38pm

re: #124 jhncsy

You could replace rape with a dozen other things there and still be spot on.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:14:08pm
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CuriousLurker  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:14:50pm

An antisemite of the white Jews are fake/khazars, real Jews are blacks & latinos variety, in case you want to #block. Twitter is an effing bottomless pit of bad crazy.

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wrenchwench  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:14:50pm
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sagehen  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:15:49pm

re: #91 Patricia Kayden

I cannot stand Andrea Mitchell. And this type of “joking” is exactly why. Good grief indeed.

You mean Mrs Alan Greenspan?

This type of “joking” is the least of the many reasons to dislike her.

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makeitstop  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:38:07pm

re: #107 Great White Snark

Not Good.

My first thought when I saw the story.

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BeachDem  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:50:51pm

re: #106 The Vicious Babushka

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I stopped reading after “Don Jr. has been a tremendous ass…”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 20, 2016 • 1:56:59pm

re: #60 lawhawk

The fellows who insist there is a Muslim rape epidemic in Sweden deny that there is a US campus rape problem…

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ObserverArt  Sep 20, 2016 • 2:08:49pm

re: #103 Mike Lamb

Careful with any open flames around those strawmen…

I think they will spontaneously combust. The hotter they get the closer they are to burning up all by themselves.

Walsh is a miserable lout, just like so many of them. They always seem to be in a rage. It’s got to be unhealthy.

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meteor  Sep 20, 2016 • 5:17:29pm

re: #14 jeffreyw

Preach.


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