This is so flipping awesome!
This is so flipping awesome!
I, like many Americans are appalled and saddened by the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, VA on 8-12-17. Here is a brief synopsis of what occurred:
Three people were killed in the aftermath of Saturday’s “Unite The Right” rally, a congregation of various groups comprising the so-called alt right. A 32-year-old woman was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters, and two Virginia state troopers on duty died when their helicopter crashed on the outskirts on Charlottesville.
My husband and I were attending our state fair when I saw the news. As I looked at passersby, I realized any one of them could have been this young woman who lost her life, or the state troopers who lost their lives as well.
This is from CNN: A quaint Virginia college town still wrestling with the legacy of slavery became the scene of deadly protests this weekend as white nationalists and other right-wing groups clashed with counter protesters over the planned removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park.
Men carrying Confederate flags stood side by side with the Ku Klux Klan, neo-Nazis and rifle-toting militia members in Charlottesville at a rally dubbed “Unite the Right.” Chanting “You will not replace us,” they exchanged blows and volleys of pepper spray with protesters opposed to their presence.
As police dispersed the crowds, a car plowed into counter protesters, killing one person and injuring 19 others. At least 15 people were also injured in skirmishes.
Our coward of a president couldn’t even blame the group responsible for this tragedy. Here is his response: “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides,” Trump said during a short statement from his private golf club in New Jersey. “It has been going on for a long time in our country — not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America.” Donald Trump is the darling of the alt right movement. His hateful rhetoric has emboldened this segment of the population.
The President did not mention white nationalists and the alt-right movement in his remarks, and later called for a “study” of the “situation.”
Here is what I don’t understand. Why are these groups so angry? These alt-right groups carry Nazi and Confederate flags to their rallies. They wear Make America Great Again hats, which was Donald Trump’s slogan during his campaign. Their political group runs our country for the most part. We have a Republican president; both the senate and House of Representatives are controlled by Republicans. 33 of our 50 governors are Republicans, and 32 of our 50 state legislations are Republican controlled. How can they say things are so bad?
Our current administration is hell bent and succeeding in undoing most of the legislation put into place during the Obama administration, rolling back clean air, clean water initiatives put into place to protect our planet, working on repealing Obamacare.
You got what you wanted Republicans, did you really think the rest of us would just stand aside? People have a right to peacefully demonstrate in this country. Trust me the South is not going to rise again. You lost civil war. That was over in 1865.
My husband and I were talking the other day, and he believes that our citizens have just gotten too ignorant, and it’s going to take years for us to recover. Are we going to recover? We have a teenage son, and I hope like hell we can before it’s too late.
‘Lil Hands, Iowa. In stunning news today, even for the Trump White House, President Trump announced he has fired his daughter Ivanka from the job of being his daughter, supposedly over “creative differences,” and replaced her with former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani. “I’m both honored and flattered that President Trump has decided […]
Our future is in peril. Too many Americans didn’t vote in the last presidential election. More Republicans need to put our country first, not their twisted agendas.
Donald Trump is a threat to the world. Democrats and Republicans need to step up and work together, and not let this mentally unstable buffoon get us all killed.
I googled John McCain last night and was appalled by the number of results which labeled him as “Hanoi John”, a traitor, a coward, a friend of the communists in Vietnam, ad nauseam, etc. They were no less distasteful than Trump’s loser quote during the campaign. I never totally agreed with the Senator’s political philosophy, […]
I don’t even talk politics anymore, unless I know for sure the people I’m speaking with are like- minded. Every day it’s some new scandal, our country is going to hell in a hand basket on a rocket full of plutonium!
I am coming to a conclusion that I need and crave the company of like-minded people. Defending ones beliefs and opinions constantly is exhausting. Sure its good to have people who challenge you but I am kind of weary of the fear some have these days. It is really hard to be a progressive in […]
That’s my new mantra for when I travel outside of the United States. Our current dictator in chief, I mean president is bat shit crazy! After the recent terror attack in London, our butt wipe of a president, tweeted not once, but twice to deride the mayor of London.
I often wonder how this lunatic can wipe his own ass! To anyone outside of the United States, please don’t think that all Americans are like Donald Trump. We are not. I know many people who voted for him, and they are good people. He’s a carnival show barker and a superb con man. He, his supporters and fellow spineless politicians are setting out to destroy the country I love.
It seems Trump is hell bent on undoing everything that Barack Obama did. He’s such a petty little dweeb. “I’ll show everyone else in the world, that I only care about myself and whomever I can make money off of, the hell with the planet.”
Every flipping day it’s some new scandal. It’s obvious that Russia interfered with our election. Everyone on Trump’s cabinet is not even remotely qualified to head the agency they were appointed too. It’s all a money grab, the hell with poor people, hungry children, old and sick people, I could go on for days.
Please, people of the United States, get involved. Too many people sat out and didn’t vote in 2016. Or they thought Donald Trump, being a business man would change things up. He’s changed things alright, he’s setting out to destroy our democracy. My husband keeps saying that things will work out. No one thought Trump would get elected, and he did. He’s hell bent on destroying the environment. His party doesn’t give two shits about anyone except his hard core supporters and the 1%. I never realized people were so uninformed. It’s very sad.
People are getting murdered for standing up for others being harassed. This is not what America is all about. When you have a bully, racist and piece of shit in the white house, you emboldened the true ugliness in people to come out. Don’t get me wrong, the ugliness has always been there, but now people think since the president acts the way he does, they can too.
We will prevail, I just hope we don’t go so far down the rabbit hole that we can’t get back out.
I hope like hell he gets impeached. Pence is no better, and Paul Ryan is worse. Good Americans need to come together and change our country for everyone, not just a select few.
I so wish Bernie Sanders would have won the presidential election of 2016. We saw him in Sept. in Milwaukee. I was amazed at the turn out, and how many young people were there. He makes sense, and really breaks down Trump’s promises he made during the campaign. A true American.
I wish I could make people sit down and listen to this. I am not sure if it would do any good, it seems you can’t reach people on the other side anymore.