Terrorism

Taps For Terrorists


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Ashli Babbitt was a veteran of the United States Air Force. She spent six years in an Air National Guard unit whose mandate, ironically, is to defend the Washington region and respond to civil unrest. Its nickname: the Capital Guardians. Her family describes her as a patriot. Ashli Babbitt died Wednesday attacking the United States Capitol building.

Kevin Greeson’s family said, “He was not there to participate in violence or rioting, nor did he condone such actions.” Yet, Greeson was inside the Capitol building participating in the riot. Officially, he died from a heart attack from all the excitement. Others say the heart attack was provoked when he tasered himself by accident…in the genitals.

Benjamin Philips was a Trump supporter from Pennsylvania. He didn’t make it back to PA because he suffered a stroke during the riot.

Rosanne Boyland told her family back in her home of Georgia, “I’m going to stand on the sidelines. I’m just going to show my support.” She died inside the Capitol Rotunda. Capitol Police say she collapsed and couldn’t be saved. Others on the scene say she was trampled by the MAGA mob.

All four of these people are being called patriots. But each of those who participated in the riot and attack on our nation’s capital are not patriots. They are terrorists.

These terrorists are being turned into martyrs by the Trump cult, a cult that claims it’s patriotic and get upset over someone kneeling during the national anthem, but turns around and supports a terrorist attack on our nation.

These terrorists went to Washington to change the leadership of our government through violence. That’s insurrection, sedition, and terrorism. While claiming they were fighting for liberty, freedom, and democracy, they were fighting to disenfranchise millions of voters.

The Trump Cult opposes peaceful protests by Black Lives Matter and any time there is violence or looting from the protests, they’re quick to call it a riot. They’re still calling what happened Wednesday a “protest.” It was a “protest” where participants brought guns, Molotov cocktails, and pipe bombs.

What happened Wednesday by Trump supporters is the very definition of terrorism.

But how is it terrorism when they’re passionate about their beliefs? Those 19 hijackers on 9/11 were also passionate about their beliefs. One difference between the terrorists on 9/11 and the terrorists on 1/6, the 9/11 guys weren’t traitors. The Trump Terrorists’ “passion” is based on lies and conspiracy theories. They follow a cult leader. Osama bin Laden and Donald Trump have both ordered attacks on our nation’s capital.

We are no longer post-9/11. Now, we are post-1/6. Which is worse? An attack on our nation by a terrorist based in Afghanistan or an attack on our nation by a terrorist living in the White House?

All these tMAGA terrorists were incited by Donald Trump. White House sources say he was thrilled during the attack. After the attack, before he condemned it, he told the MAGA mob they were “special” and “we love” them. Ivanka Trump sent, then deleted, a tweet calling the terrorists “patriots.”

Donald Trump told the mob to go to Capitol Hill and “fight like hell.” Rudy Giuliani urged “trial by combat.” You can argue those were just provocative political speeches, but the terrorists went directly from the hate rally to Capitol Hill, which they proceeded to attack. During the attack, instead of calling and ordering the military to defend Capitol Hill, Trump was calling congressmen and senators to continue objecting to the electoral college. Donald Trump’s priority was to save himself, not the nation.

Ashli Babbitt took an oath to defend and protect this nation. So did Donald Trump. So did all the members of Congress who tried to overturn a democratically-held election, then continued their attempt to overthrow an election after the riot. These traitors, terrorists, and supporters of terror all betrayed their country. Coups are not patriotic. Destroying a republic is not very Republican.

This cartoon and column will be controversial, but it shouldn’t be. We should not be afraid to call these people terrorists. They did not die for their country. They died attacking their country and trying to install a fascist dictator through violence. We should not be afraid to call them what they are. They are terrorists. If you support them, you support terrorists who attack America. You also lost all credibility to oppose any protest…ever.

The one patriot who died (so far) from the attack is Brian Sicknick, a Capitol Police officer who died during the attack defending our nation’s capitol building and those who serve in it. Today, the flags over Capitol Hill are flying at half-mast. The flag over the White House not been lowered. Why?

The flags have not been lowered over the White House to pay respects to Office Sicknick because Donald Trump and his supporters don’t love America or those who serve it. Donald Trump and MAGA love terrorists. He said so himself.

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White Privilege Riot


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Like many other liberals, I have a few MAGA friends among my Facebook friends. I usually don’t talk to them and over time, the number dwindles as they usually unfriend me. But today, I’m going to use my friend-for-now, Lynn in Oklahoma, as an example.

Lynn has always been kinda nice and I’ve only met her once in person over the past ten years or so since we’ve been friends. And with all due respect to Lynn, she’s an idiot. Lynn believed Trump would win the election…and she still believes Trump is going to win the election. She believes that yesterday when Trump said a “new” administration would be taking over, that on January 20, it’ll be a new Trump administration. Lynn says it’s not over. Lynn is an idiot but perhaps attention should be paid to her as before the riots in Washington began, Lynn was online bragging about the upcoming attack in Washington.

Lynn spent days posting on Facebook about how “patriots” were going to force Congress to give Trump the election and prevent Biden from ever taking power. Surely, Lynn has been hanging out on other sites besides Facebook but she’s not special, as Trump described his mob. Everybody knew there was a large mob headed to Washington to “protest” on January 6.

You did not not have hang out in the hate forums to know this. You don’t even need a social media account to know it was going to happen. Donald Trump, the president (sic) was tweeting about it which the news covered. Everybody knew an angry mob of conspiracy-minded, democracy-hating goons were headed to the nation’s capital. Everyone knew except for the people in charge of defending the nation’s capital.

You may think that you don’t call out the military for a protest. Protests are a Constitutionally-protected right. But, last June, the military was all over Washington, D.C. for the Black Lives Matter protests. Even on election night, helicopters were following BLM marchers through the city. And these marchers weren’t breaking anything.

Last June, the DC National Guard was on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to prevent protesters from going in. It’s an open-air memorial and there’s nothing there to break. Wednesday, the MAGA Mob, incited by Donald Trump for days, had already broken into the capitol building, breaking windows, destroying federal property, taking the speaker stand in the Senate chamber, destroying the office of the Speaker of the House, and even stealing property before the National Guard was even called.

Why wasn’t Washington prepared? They knew this was coming. The leader of the federal government incited it. He called them out. He said something “wild” would happen January 6. After threatening for days they were going to attack the capital, the federal government did nothing to prepare. But for Black Lives Matter, planning protests in the streets, the big guns were called out.

Last June, BLM protesters were given a curfew to get off the streets, even though they were peaceful. Before the curfew took effect, Donald Trump had them teargassed and chased away from Lafayette Square in front of the White House so he could take a photo-op outside a church while holding a Bible upside-down.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump held a rally in Washington and told his MAGAts to storm the capitol building. He told them to be tough. Rudy Giuliani called for “trial by combat.” Donald Trump Jr. told the crowd to “stand up and fight.” Daddy Trump told them, “Let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue,” and promised he would “be there with you.” Instead, he ran back to his bunker inside the White House which can barely be seen for all the security around it.

There were 88 arrests from one protest last June. Wednesday, there were only 26 arrests on Capitol Hill.

The man photographed in Nancy Pelosi’s office with his feet on her desk, who vandalized the place and stole government documents, is white nationalist Richard Barnett from Arkansas (shocker).

White nationalist Richard Barnett, who broke into and vandalized the office of the Speaker of the House, gave interviews to the national media where he brandished documents he stole. Law enforcement knows who he is, knows his face, and they know where he lives. And yet, he’s still a free man. That is some serious white privilege.

Update: At 1:46 PM today, January 8, 2021, CNN reported that the FBI arrested Barnett in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A black protest wouldn’t have made it up the steps of the capitol building less enough, through the doors. There’s no way in Hell a member of the Black Panthers would have ever made it to Mitch McConnell’s office to put his feet on the desk.

There were only 26 arrests on Capitol Hill Wednesday…and they even killed a cop. The Capitol Police, for their part, killed one of the terrorists. How many would they have killed if had been a cop-killing black protests? How many cops did Black Lives Matter kill last year? None. MAGA brought Molotov cocktails and pipe bombs to the capital. Black Lives Matter, did not.

MAGA has killed more police than Antifa or Black Lives Matter. Yet, who gets the military called out before the protest even starts?

The police and military in Washington failed. Their failure is based in systemic racism.

White privilege extends to white terrorists.

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Terrorist-in-Chief


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We still don’t know who perpetrated the explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, or why. Authorities say it was an “intentional” explosion. Really? Ya’ think?

Perhaps it’s not an act of terrorism and no targets were intended. It could have been more of a statement than an attempt to inflict actual damage or murder. The explosion came from an RV that blared warnings about a bomb before it detonated. 

It could be Islamic terrorists, though no group has claimed credit and usually, they do that, even if they didn’t do it. Perhaps it was a solo suicide by an overly dramatic person.

But did your thoughts go to domestic terrorism? Did they include Trump followers? Honestly, mine did.

Maybe this wasn’t a terrorist attack by Trump fucknuts, but you’re forgiven if that’s the first group that came to mind. The truth is, most terrorism in this nation is committed domestically. It’s not just that it’s homegrown. The people who commit the most terrorism in the United States are white supremacists. I love hearing people who claim they’re not racist, argue in defense of white supremacists. And, Donald Trump’s base consists of white supremacists…and people who claim they’re not racist but defend supremacists.

When Donald Trump gives them a shout-out, they act. They attempt to “liberate” Michigan. They storm state capitol buildings while armed. They go to Kenosha to shoot protesters in the street. They drive vans covered in Trump signs and send mail bombs to media figures. They march in Charlottesville with tiki torches chanting, “Jews will not replace us” and “Blood and soil” before driving a car through a crowd and killing a young woman. And Donald Trump encourages this. From an onion festival to California, to a Walmart shooting in El Paso, to terrorists attacks at two mosques in New Zealand, Trump terrorists leave manifestos praising Donald Trump. Donald Trump’s followers engaged in a plot to kidnap Michigan’s governor.

Since Donald Trump took the White House in 2016, attacks against minorities have risen. Attacks against black churches, mosques, and synagogues have risen.

Another reason you are forgiven if your first thoughts went to Trump supporters is that they’ve been warning about starting a civil war. And another reason you’re forgiven is that Donald Trump has been blaring warnings about this nation being torn apart if he doesn’t remain in the White House.

When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that absentee ballots could be received up to three days after the election, Trump tweeted it would “induce violence in the streets” and said it was a “very dangerous situation. And I mean physically dangerous.” Officials in Georgia warn he’s inciting violence and election officials are receiving death threats. People with Dominion Voting Systems are receiving death threats. When Donald Trump warns of danger, it’s not a warning as much as it’s an instigation.

On top of everything else, Donald Trump is trying to destroy the nation in a temper tantrum over his self-interest.

And like the RV in Nashville, Donald Trump is giving us warnings of an impending explosion.

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MyTerrorist


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Remember when that underage terrorist twerp Kyle Rittenhouse went across state lines to shoot at people protesting for racial justice in Kenosha, Wisconsin and ended up killing two of them? He just made bail. You may be asking yourself, “How did an unemployed 16-year-old right-wing militia wannabe terrorist come up with $2 million for bail?”. You can thank the MyPillow guy and actor Ricky Schroder.

Rittenhouse’s lawyer tweeted, “KYLE RITTENHOUSE IS OUT OF JAIL! God bless ALL who donated to help #FightBack raise required $2M cash bail. Special thanks to Actor Ricky Schroder @rickyshroder1 & Mike Lindell @realMikeLindell for putting us over the top. Kyle is SAFE. Thanks to ALL who helped this boy.”

I know all this time you’ve been as concerned as I have about the safety of Kyle Motherfucking Rittenhouse. Oh, I hope jail treated him nicely. I hope the food wasn’t too horrible. I’m sure the pillow wasn’t as comfy as an $80 MyPillow…or from what I’ve gathered from online reviews…maybe it was.

Anyway, this underage terrorist who somehow illegally gained access to an assault rifle and killed people is out on bail and the child actor to thank, or blame, isn’t Chachi. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa’at? Scott Baio’s stupid racist ass didn’t do it? Of course not. Chachi doesn’t have money. Have you seen him in anything lately? Fact: Scott Baio has had three sitcoms and I never watched one episode. I did watch Happy Days but that wasn’t HIS sitcom. And I know what you’re thinking. Scott Baio has had THREE sitcoms? I mean, he’s had as many TV shows as Matt LeBlanc who as far as I can tell, is NOT a Nazi.

In case you’re concerned that Ricky Schroder has gone over to the dark side…he only confirmed the information on…wait for it…Parler, the brand new online social media destination for racists and Qanon fucknuts claiming they’re leaving Facebook and Twitter because their conspiracy theories are being censored. Perhaps acting on Silver Spoons as a child left a permanent soft spot in Ricky for billionaire assholes. So what’s the MyPillow guy’s excuse? He’s a racist billionaire asshole. That’s not fair. Maybe he’s just a millionaire.

Mike Lindell overcame a crack problem and found Jesus. He also found Trump. What is it with born-again Christians being so supportive of anti-Jesus principles? Why are Christians so horny for racist policies that put brown babies in jail? Why are they so hot for policies that drug test welfare recipients, so if daddy did weed, his baby can’t eat? If you figure that one out, let me know.

I’m very supportive of Mike Lindell’s recovery from crack, but I think he’s still an addict. He’s addicted to orange Kool-Aid and like Chachi and Silver Spoons bastard who was in The Champ with MAGAt Jon Voight (I spent some time on Wikipedia this morning), he’s a cultist. And when Mike Lindell’s not pushing pillows full of bullshit, he’s pushing bullshit cures for the coronavirus. Lindell pushes treatment for Covid-19 that’s so stupid, only Ben Carson tries it.

People who go out and point guns at protesters are championed by Trump and his MAGAts. Case in point: Those scummy lawyers in St. Louis who were so threatened by Black Lives Matter protesters walking down their street, that that they interrupted margarita time to point guns at them…were championed at the Republican National Convention.

Make no mistake about it. Trump and MAGAts aren’t celebrating rich-asshole lawyers for wearing shirts with mustard stains. It’s the pointing guns at black people they like. Trump and Republicans encourage white domestic terrorism. Kyle Rittenhouse gained an automatic weapon illegally and crossed state lines to kill two people…and you haven’t heard one word from the president (sic) of the United States disavowing that. Donald Trump has actually argued that Rittenhouse was practicing self defense when he crossed state lines to kill people. I’m sure Ben Carson bought that bullshit.

Republicans argue that people should take up automatic weapons and defend their homes from black people walking in front of it, but Rittenhouse wasn’t even in his own state, less enough his “home.”

Kyle Rittenhouse, who was too young to possess an automatic weapon, took an automatic weapon across state lines, joined militia goobers in parading around Kenosha pretending to defend businesses, where not one person stopped to say, “Hey…is that kid old enough to be stomping around here with an automatic weapon?”. Instead, cops gave him bottles of water. Instead, after shooting people and walking toward police cars with his hands up, the cops drove past him. No worried that kid with a smoking automatic weapon…he’s white.

In contrast, cops shot Jacob Blake in the back four times (they shot seven times but missed with three of them), paralyzing him…after tasing him…twice. Oh yeah. Jacob Blake is black.

The shooting of Jacob Blake is what the protests were over in Kenosha. Estimates put the property damage at around…wait for it…$2 million. MyPillow and Silver Spoons could have helped the community out more by donating to rebuild it instead of giving that money to a domestic Trumper terrorist. But no. They would rather make a martyr out of a killer.

I think giving money to a terrorist fuck like Kyle Rittenhouse, who’s probably going to be found guilty of murder by a jury, is almost as much of a waste as spending $80 on a shitty pillow.

Either way, it’ll probably be hard to sleep at nights.

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Flock Together


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NBC’s Savannah Guthrie did a commendable job Thursday night pushing back on Donald Trump’s crazy. Most journalists who have come face-to-face with Donald Trump have failed to push back as much as Ms. Guthrie did. But to be fair, Donald Trump is hard to talk over and there’s usually more crazy than any one journalist can cover in one setting.

Let’s go over Donald Trump’s refusal to condemn Qanon, the insane cult that’s made up of racists and potential terrorists.

Qanon is a cult that has sprouted up online. The followers believe in this guy named Q, who goes to their forums and tells them what’s really happening in our federal government. Q is supposed to be a deep state insider with connections. Without any evidence, Qanon followers believe this. And without any evidence, they believe the federal government is run by a cabal of Satanic worshipping cannibalistic pedophile Democrats…and Donald Trump is the savior who’s going to put an end to all of it. As ridiculous as all that sounds, they truly believe it. They go to his rallies with signs saying, “I’m Q.”

Qanon is where Pizzagate came from. Because of these insane conspiracy theories, a fucked up goober went to Washington, DC and shot into a pizza parlor. Why? Because Q said Hillary Clinton and other deep state Democrats were operating a child sex slave ring from within the parlor’s basement. There were no Democrats, no child slaves, no pedophilia, and not even a basement. There was only pizza and ping pongs. Seriously, the place has ping pong tables. It’s cool.

But, the gun fucker still shot into the place. Fortunately, no one was wounded. And to this day, Qanon followers still believe there’s a child sex slave operation going on inside the parlor’s basement run by Hillary Clinton.

And get this: All of this came from one of the emails leaked by Wikileaks to help the 2016 Trump campaign in which one Democrat wrote to another, “hey, let’s get a pizza sometime.”

The FBI believes Qanon poses a terrorism threat when it’s actually led to terrorism. The attack on Comet Ping Pong Pizza was terrorism. The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that killed 11 people has connections to Qanon. A California bomb maker made references to Qanon, Pizzagate, and the New World Order. Many of the Q fuckers also believe the Deep State is full of lizard people. Seriously.

Kids, here’s a reminder: These people are terrorists, even if they’re white.

So, on Thursday night, when given an opportunity to call them out for their racism, crazy theories, or just that he doesn’t believe in their bullshit, Donald Trump refused. In fact, Donald Trump retweets their crazy shit.

Donald Trump’s most recent retweet of Q is that Navy Seals didn’t kill bin Laden but instead, got his body double. Donald Trump, the president (sic) of the United States retweets this shit despite having access to the best information in the world.

If Osama bin Laden was still alive, we’d all know it because Donald Trump would have set up a summit and a photo-op with him.

Donald Trump told Savannah Guthrie he couldn’t call them out because he wasn’t that familiar with them other than they like him and they don’t like pedophiles (which is living in Oppositeland). Then, he defended their fight against pedophilia.

Kids, spreading crazy conspiracy theories is NOT fighting pedophilia. Can someone name one pedophile stopped by Qanon followers? Instead, they believe champion against pedophilia is Mr. Pussy Grabber who’s been accused of rape and has admitted to barging into teenage beauty contestants’ dressing rooms and says about preteens, “Hey, I’ll be dating her in a few years.” Their savior is the guy who talks about dating his daughter.

Savannah told Trump who Qanon is. She told him about the deep state Democrats and the pedophile beliefs. He still refused to call them out. But in doing so, he also didn’t state that he DOES NOT believe Democrats are a bunch of cannibalistic Satanic pedophiles. Did anyone else besides myself catch that?

He couldn’t even give the fake defense of, “I don’t know if they actually believe that, but I can tell you I don’t.” Nope. He let it linger. And just like he gave the Proud Boys a call out, he gave Qanon one too. He refused to debunk their crazy shit.

While saying he doesn’t know who Qanon is, keep in mind, he’s retweeted them over 200 times. He knows who they are. Trump says it’s “someone’s opinion” and he’s just putting it out there. Kids, retweets are ALWAYS endorsements. He’s not retweeting “Antifa” or Black Lives Matter.

In fact, when asked about Qanon, he said he doesn’t know who they are but he knows all about Antifa and Black Lives Matter and their “burning down Democratic-run cities.” Here’s where Savannah missed one chance to push back and could have asked if he knows about Michigan terrorists who plot to kidnap Democratic governors. Do you know how many people Antifa and Black Lives Matter have killed? Zero. Do you know how many people Donald Trump supporters have killed? Go ask Kyle Rittenhouse.

Donald Trump isn’t just giving credibility to crazy conspiracy theorists and assorted Nazis. In his retweets, shout-outs, and denials, he’s recruiting terrorists.

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Another Antifa Terrorist


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Last Sunday, Donald Trump tweeted, “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.”

Trump’s tweet is more catnip for his base than policy. In fact, it’s not a policy because there is no real Antifa.

Conservatives love to say “antifa.” They don’t know what it means but they love it. They group all left-wing protesters in with Antifa and blame liberals for them. Antifa is a loose movement, not an organization. The people who usually describe themselves as Antifa often side with liberal ideals, like cops killing unarmed black men is wrong, but they engage in more hostile actions. While liberals want to elect better politicians and make policy changes, Antifa believes change only comes through anarchy and destruction. They break stuff and burn shit down. They want to see the world burn, much in the same way Donald Trump does. They are more anarchist than liberal. No liberal would EVER burn down a Starbucks. That would be like Geraldo Rivera burning down a Hooters.

I walked at least 30 blocks with protesters Monday night. I encountered them again through the walk back to my hotel. Everyone I talked and listened to was talking about change with policy. They talked about police reform. When they talked about rioting, it was, “Don’t do it.”

I did encounter looters. I saw a few people throw water bottles but honestly, I think they came from the windows above us and were aimed at the protesters. The looters I ran into were few. The protesters were in the thousands. I saw fewer than ten looters. In fact, maybe I saw five. I know there was more looting and vandalism in the city than five people, but they are still a minority among protesters. The people marching, even the ones saying hostile things to police and back and forth chants like, “NYPD/Suck My Dick,” are not Antifa in the way Donald Trump and Republicans like to describe them. None of them talked about hurting anyone. But they are antifascist.

As I said, Republicans love to use antifa as a boogeyman. Donald Trump seeks to use antifa to further the divide and fear in this nation. Donald Trump runs on fear. His idiot son and namesake, Donald Trump Jr. shared a screenshot on Instagram of a tweet from an antifa organization calling for violence. But, because he’s a racist idiot like his father, he was unaware there are no antifa organizations and what he shared was a fake account from…wait for it…a white nationalist group. Did Donald Trump Jr. later clarify, issue a correction, and apologize? What do you think? I bet the 2.8 million followers of his on Instragram, at least the ones who aren’t bots, still believe it was a real tweet from Antifa.

Antifa is anti-fascist. That’s why Donald Trump doesn’t like them and his designation of them as a terrorist organization is complete bullshit. You can’t designate an organization as a terrorist group if there’s no organization. He may as well label the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz as a terrorist organization. Basically, it’ll be a Trump tweet designation but no official government designation. But it’ll still go over well with his hateful base, especially with the racists, and they’ll believe it’s an official government declaration.

Donald Trump is supported by racists and Donald Trump supports them back. They may be the only group he’s truly loyal to. While he’s pandering to the religious right with a photo-op in front of a church he doesn’t attend with a Bible he’s never read, he believes in the racist agenda. He defends tiki-torch Nazis, makes racist comments, retweets racist organizations, and quotes distinguished racists from history. David Duke rejoiced and said it was the best thing for his racist cause when Donald Trump claimed there were “good people” marching with Nazis.

Attacking Antifa is a great way for Donald Trump to distract for white nationalists. Right-wing extremists, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis are responsible for the majority of terrorist attacks in this country. No conservative talks about that. And, unlike Antifa, they’re organized. They have leaders. Their little groups have names, chapters,uniforms, and people are designated with ranks. Donald Trump doesn’t tweet against white nationalists. You’ll never see a Trump tweet against Proud Boys. Instead, he hires white nationalists to create immigration policy in the White House.

Donald Trump is a racist and a white nationalist. Donald Trump is the biggest supporter of America’s most dangerous terrorists. He won’t even criticize them in a tweet.

Donald Trump is a fascist. While he’s screaming about violent anti-fascist, he’s tear-gassing and flash bombing peaceful protesters for a photo-op while curfews are going up and people are being arrested for going outside at night. This is fascism.

I refuse to lie down and allow the fascists to have this country. While I don’t believe in or encourage violence I am anti-fascist and I will continue to oppose the right-wing, militant, nationalistic, xenophobic, racist policies of Donald Trump.

I am Antifa. Come get me.

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Trump Toilet


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Donald Trump panders to a very racist, stupid base of supporters. It’s why he makes racist comments while being reluctant to criticize racists. When tiki-torch Nazis marched in Charlottesville, it would have been very presidential to criticize Nazis. For Donald Trump, his first instinct was to attack the people protesting Nazis. If you support Donald Trump, he’s afraid criticizing Nazis will make you upset. Fact.

The one positive in this for Trump is since he’s talking to people who aren’t well informed and are also the least educated in this nation, he doesn’t need to be that informed himself or educated on what he’s talking about. He can even lie to his supporters and get away with it, which he does on a daily basis.

When a Muslim shoots up a nightclub in Orlando, Trump can immediately scream it supports the argument for his Muslim ban, despite the fact that specific Muslim was born in New York. Trump did the same thing after another ISIS-inspired terrorist killed eight in New York City with a truck, though this terrorist was born in Russia, a nation not on Trump’s travel ban list. Naturally, he used the 2015 killing of 14 in San Bernardino to support his Muslim ban, though one of those killers was born in the U.S. and the other in Pakistan, another nation not on the list of bad nations. The facts don’t matter when you’re playing to a base xenophobic and Islamophobic base.

As a candidate, Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States until “our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going on.” He said, “Islam hates us.” He talked about surveillance and even shutting down mosques in the United States.

Naturally, whenever a mass shooter is white and publishes a hate manifesto echoing Trump’s rhetoric shortly before shooting up a mosque, synagogue, Walmart, or garlic festival, Donald takes his time in issuing a statement, and he rarely addresses the gun aspect or the fact he inspired the killer. He rarely identifies such attacks as terrorism. So, when a Saudi national killed three on an American naval base this past week, it was another great opportunity for Trump to scream about Muslims and promote his travel ban, xenophobia, and generic bigotry. What did he talk about? Toilets.

A member of the Saudi Air Force was training in Pensacola (We train a lot of our allies’ military personnel in the U.S.) when he went on a shooting rampage that killed three and injured eight others. Being from Saudi Arabia, a nation that has financially invested in Trump and Jared Kushner, and the first nation Trump visited as president where he was the recipient of a sword dance, Trump was very understanding of the Saudi reaction to the shooting.

Trump tweeted, “The King said that the Saudi people are greatly angered by the barbaric actions of the shooter, and that this person in no way shape or form represents the feelings of the Saudi people who love the American people.” Trump also had a slow and defensive response after a Washington Post journalist was killed at the Saudi consulate in Turkey last year.

Florida’s Republican Governor and Trump acolyte said, “Obviously, the government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims. They’re going to owe a debt here.” The Republican answer is to take a check and sweep it all under the rug.

If President Obama had responded to a terrorist attack committed by a man from Saudi Arabia, conservatives would have said he was apologizing for Islam. With Trump, they’re fine that he spent less time discussing the shooting on Friday and more time talking about toilets.

On an issue that should resonate as well with his supporters as energy-saving lightbulbs, the remote being across the room, and the missing single sock, Trump lit into low-flush toilets. He railed, “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times as opposed to once.”

First off, if you’re flushing 10 to 15 times, chew your food. Trump included faucets and showers into his rant saying, “We have a situation where we’re looking very strongly at sinks and showers and other elements of bathrooms, where you turn the faucet on — in areas where there’s tremendous amounts of water, where the water rushes out to sea because you could never handle it — you turn on the faucet, you don’t get any water.” Suggesting that states should be regulated differently, he said, “But for the most part, you have many states where they have so much water that it comes down — it’s called rain — that they don’t know, they don’t know what to do with it.” In case you didn’t know the water coming down from the sky is rain, then you’re probably also wondering why world leaders are laughing at Trump.

Trump said the federal Environmental Protection Agency was looking at the issue at his suggestion. The truth is, and Trump may not even know this, is that because of a 2018 law, Congress is already mandated to look into any water regulations passed before 2012. This includes “specifications for tank-type toilets, lavatory faucets and faucet accessories, showerheads, flushing urinals, and weather-based irrigation controllers,” and before you blame Obama because you have to flush a lot, all those regulations were passed in the early 90s.

Hating Muslims was a big winner for Trump in 2016. Maybe stubborn turds will save the day in 2020.

I’m not suggesting we use what happened in Pensacola to reinforce hatred in our nation. But Trump needs to land somewhere between “they all hate us and they’re coming to kill us” and “they said they’re sorry.” What needs to be examined a lot more than Trump toilets is the vetting process allowing an American-hating terrorist to train on an American military base. We should also examine his legal purchase of a firearm.

Donald Trump being more concerned about toilets than terrorism is another reason to flush him in 2020.

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The-Anti-Anti-Fascist


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Other than voting and drawing political cartoons, I am not an activist. By that I mean, I don’t protest. I don’t sign petitions. I don’t write or call my congressman or senators (they’d call me first). I don’t contribute money to causes or political campaigns. I don’t plant signs in my front yard. I don’t put political bumper stickers on my car. So, to all those people sending me petitions and things through Facebook and Twitter messengers I “HAVE” to share…STOP! And while we’re on the subject, stop sending me memes and other political cartoons too. I just don’t need the aggravation, OK? But I digress.

I don’t participate because of the entire journalism ethics thing. I can draw cartoons opposing Trump but I can’t be part of a political organization opposing Trump. Being part of an organization makes me biased while attacking Trump. Being independent while attacking Trump makes me impartial. A lot of people don’t understand that and that’s OK, just so long as I do. Conservative cartoonists don’t understand it but they don’t do ethics anyway.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, I went to a Trump rally. I talked to a lot of Trump supporters. I did not protest. I didn’t wave a sign. I didn’t scream or even heckle. In fact, I didn’t even tell one Trump supporter my thoughts and opinions about Trump. I wasn’t there to tell them my opinion. I went to try to understand theirs. I failed because I still don’t understand it. But, I went to observe and learn. It was terrible and I needed a power washer to scrub the residual hate off me, but again, I digress.

So, I oppose Trump but I’m not in an organization. Am I part of a movement? Am I the Resistance? One reason among many that I oppose Trump is because I am anti-fascist. Donald Trump is a fascist wannabe. Does my opposition to Trump make me Antifa? I don’t know.

Here’s the thing, kids. Antifa is not an organization. It’s a movement. It’s not a Democratic movement. It’s not a liberal movement. It’s not even a large movement. It’s anti-fascist. Many of them engage in violence and destruction. A true liberal would never trash a Starbucks. I think I can say I’m anti-fascist without having to give the qualifier, “But I oppose violence and vandalism.” That gives control of the narrative to Donald Trump and Republicans.

Yesterday, there was a demonstration from the far-right racist organization Proud Boys in Portland, Oregon. The founder of Proud Boys describes his group as a “fraternal organization” for young “Western chauvinist” men. Their rally was a so-called “End Domestic Terrorism” rally, but they weren’t there to end mass shootings by white guys with manifestos repeating Donald Trump’s rhetoric. Their goal was to get Antifa declared as a domestic terrorist organization.

Proud Boys is a fascist organization that only admits men and promotes violence. The Southern Poverty Law Center has described it as a “Far-Right Fight Club.” Except these guys are too stupid not to talk about Fight Club. One of the initiations for membership is to get into a “major” fight “for the cause.” Another rule for Proud Boys is that they refrain from masturbating which I’m sure isn’t frustrating because being a punchy, angry, right-wing racist in a pro-chauvinism group while having a bad haircut and wearing a polo shirt must make you a chick magnet.

While the founder disavowed the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville where a white nationalist killed Heather Heyer and another was convicted for assaulting DeAndre Harris, Proud Boys were there participating with other racist organizations.

For their hate rally in Portland yesterday, Antifa rose to oppose them. Guess which group Donald Trump tweeted an attack of. Guess which group he didn’t mention.

Earlier this month, while speaking to reporters about white supremacists violence, Trump said that “Antifa” and “other kinds of supremacy” were similarly concerning. Trump can’t criticize white racists without a qualifier. And, what other kinds of supremacy? Nachos supreme?

Yesterday, he tweeted that Antifa should be designated as a “terrorist organization.” Last month, Republican senators Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz introduced a bill designating Antifa as a terrorist organization.

Yesterday, Representative Dan Crenshaw sent a tweet complaining that Antifa was violent while Hong Kong protesters were demanding freedom and actually fighting fascists. With the amount of violence and shutdowns of highways, businesses, and even the city’s international airport, maybe Crenshaw shouldn’t be comparing Antifa to the Hong Kong protests. Or course, it’s also possible that Crenshaw is doing the thing Republicans always do and that is talking about something that they don’t know anything about.

Why are these Republicans attacking a movement, not an organization, while ignoring murders by white supremacists? Why haven’t any of them mentioned “Proud Boys?” Surely, Ted Cruz has to have an issue with the masturbation policy.

I wish Antifa wouldn’t engage in violence and vandalism. That will not create real change and only give stupid Republicans a false narrative to help deflect from racist organizations, the base of their support. Republicans are afraid to criticize racist.

But, why designate Antifa as a terrorist organization? Wouldn’t they have to be an organization first? Has Antifa actually killed anyone? Donald Trump supporters have killed more people than Antifa. Can we designate MAGAts as a terrorist organization?

Yesterday in Portland, 13 arrests were made and the mayor described it as “largely peaceful.” So much for that terrorist narrative. The majority of domestic terrorist attacks are committed by white racists, yet you don’t hear Republicans talking about any designations for them, if they even talk about them. Designating Antifa as a terrorist organization is a fascist move. It’s legally designating protest and dissent against Donald Trump as terror.

Personally, I’m more concerned about the movement that guns down people in churches, synagogues, mosques, schools, theaters, festivals, and retail stores than I am about the group that’s going to make it a bit more difficult for me to get my frozen mocha. And, I am intense about frozen mochas.

I am against fascism and I should be able to say that without the qualifier “but I’m against violence.” I draw cartoons opposing fascism. Does this make me the Resistance or Antifa? I will not allow fascist Republicans to designate my cartoons and free speech as a form of terrorism, but that’s where they’re trying to take us.

I will not fit into your narrative. When you scream against Antifa, you’re the one who needs the qualifier. While shouting against Antifa, you need to state you’re against fascism. If you don’t, from here on I’m just going to assume you’re a fascist…just like Donald Trump.

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Terrorist Rhetoric


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I’m not saying that if you’re a conservative who is in favor of strong and strict immigration policies, then you’re on the same side as a terrorist or the equivalent. But, if you’re using the issue of immigration to malign people and you use the same talking points and lies that inspired a terrorist to kill eleven people, then you’re speaking the same language. You’re talking the talk. What concerns me is if you’re going to start walking it.

The first argument Donald Trump made after the massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh was that more guns will decrease gun violence. His second argument was that the shooter was not a fan of his.

It’s true. The shooter responsible for the killings at a Pittsburgh synagogue wasn’t a Trump fan, but he was a fan of the Trump agenda. His problem with Trump is that he didn’t believe he is really a nationalist, and he didn’t hate enough.

Despite having a Jewish son-in-law and a daughter who converted, Trump is not a friend to Jewish people or any minorities for that matter. The only minority he likes is the one percent of this nation that has the most wealth. While he talks a big game and moves our Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, he defends Nazis who chant “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us.”

While calling himself a nationalist, Trump complains about globalists. The Pittsburgh shooter calls himself a nationalist and complains about globalists. When people like that say “globalists,” they’re talking about Jews.

Trump has spent the past few weeks trying to scare Americans about an invasion of immigrants who are walking toward our southern border. The shooter has taken up his mantle and has also complained about this “invasion” on social media posts. The shooter has blamed Jews for funding the caravan where Trump has blamed one Jew.

The shooter wrote in another post that Trump was too soft on the “kike infestation.” He also wrote that Jews and immigrants will prevent Trump from making America great again. He may not have believed in the man, but he believed the message. He repeated it often enough. He used it Saturday as the basis for his attack.

White supremacist Andrew Anglin said that when Trump refused to condemn people like him after Charlottesville, he said, “We interpret that as an endorsement.” According to the Anti-Defamation League, the incidence of anti-Semitic hate crimes jumped nearly 60 percent in 2017, which is the largest spike since they started keeping track in 1979.

Trump may not have ordered Nazis to run people over, or white supremacists to mail pipe bombs or to shoot up synagogues, but he has set the tone.

Trump condemns the atmosphere of hate while continuing to hate. He talks about all sides having a civil tone, and in the same breath, he blames the media for violence. The media are at fault for doing their job. The most hateful rhetoric the media has published over the past three years is when it has quoted Donald Trump.

Jewish leaders in Pittsburgh know this, and they don’t want Trump to visit their city. In a letter signed by over 16,000 people discouraging Trump from visiting, they wrote “For the past three years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday’s violence is the direct culmination of your influence.”

When you go online and echo Trump’s lies about the media or the migrant caravan, you’re repeating the argument of a white supremacist who killed eleven people in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday. Just like the pipe bomber, this shooter isn’t one of you as much as he is you.

The shooter may not have had all the Trump stickers, but he had the rhetoric. If you’re a Kool-Aid drinking Trump sycophant, you have it too.

Before we can remove all this hate and start to heal, we have to remove the source. We have to remove Donald Trump from the presidency. We need a president who doesn’t embolden Nazis and white supremacists.

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Stop N Go


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Trump and other Republicans are real quick to use the term “radical Islamic terrorists.” They were very critical of President Obama for not using the term and his refusal to accuse an entire religion of being terrorists. But, when terrorism is committed by white Christians, Donald Trump isn’t sure who to blame.

After a white supremacist drove his car through a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville, injuring 19 and killing one, Trump said blame belonged to “many sides.” Two days later he said, “OK. Nazis are bad.” A day after that, he said there were good people among the Nazis, the Klan, and other white supremacists. He also said there were bad people among the counter-protesters and blamed them for instigating the violence. He described the white supremacists as only being there to defend their heritage and said that they “had a permit.” Fact check: Both groups had permits. Go tell your crazy uncle.

Trump explained his delay to blame Nazis and the Klan as his need to have “all the facts.” This from a guy who has a plaque at one of his golf clubs commemorating a Civil War battle that never happened.

After the attack in Barcelona, Spain, which was also a vehicle driven into a crowd, Trump blamed “radical Islamic terrorists,” and then he started tweeting a story about General John Pershing executing Muslims by shooting them with bullets dipped in pigs blood. Trump didn’t wait as long to cast blame for Barcelona as he did for Charlottesville. Apparently, the only facts he needed was that brown people committed the attacks in Spain.

The man who needs “all the facts,” was promoting a myth with the Pershing story while also endorsing violating the Geneva Convention. This is why he’s an international embarrassment. OK, it’s one of many reasons.

Trump portrays himself as a tough guy when talking about how he wants to execute Islamic terrorists, but displays cowardice by refraining from criticizing white supremacists or criticizing them with caveats.

In just seven months, Donald Trump is a failed president. He’s complicit with Russia, his White House is in chaos, He hasn’t passed any major legislation, and he’s given comfort to Nazis and Grand Wizards. David Duke is a very happy person.

Trump’s racism has come as a surprise to Republicans who ignored his racist comments during his campaign. Who could have predicted that the guy who retweeted anti-Semitic statements, called Mexicans “rapists and murderers,” and said a judge of Mexican descent wasn’t qualified to preside over one of his many lawsuits, would be so ambivalent and appeasing of Nazis?

What’s equally disturbing are the people who still support Trump joining him in enabling Nazis and equating them with peace activists. Conservatives hate liberals so much, that they will side with Nazis. They’re already creating conspiracy theories for Charlottesville and repeating Trump’s new favorite word, “Alt-Left.” It’s nearly impossible to scroll down your Facebook news feed without feeling nauseous.

You can be a Republican and not like Nazis, right?

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