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Student arrested after wearing gorilla mask, handing out bananas at Black Lives Matter protest

An East Tennessee State University student was arrested Wednesday after going to a Black Lives Matter protest on campus wearing a gorilla mask and handing out bananas.

Tristan Rettke, an 18-year-old freshman, wore overalls and a gorilla mask and, wandering barefoot while holding a burlap sack with a Confederate flag and a marijuana leaf on it, offered bananas to students who were protesting, according to a report by ETSU police. He was arrested and charged with civil rights intimidation.


According to the police report, Rettke said the stunt was an attempt to provoke the protesters.



The East Tennessean, the newspaper on campus which first reported the incident, quoted one of the protesters explaining why they didn’t react angrily. “I was going to let him stay as long as he wanted to,” Jaylen Grimes told the East Tennessean, “because once white people see how the counterpart of their same culture acts, they can just reflect on that and see, ‘Oh, I’m not like that. Oh, I actually might want to help.’ And they might want to push against what his thoughts and what his beliefs are.”

“Violence is not our answer to anything,” Grimes said. “Because once you fight fire with fire, it just starts a larger fire. And where there’s more fire, there’s more destruction.”

more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2016/09/29/student-arrested-after-wearing-gorilla-mask-handing-out-bananas-at-black-lives-matter-protest/

ADL Adds “Pepe the Frog” Meme, Used by Anti-Semites and Racists, to Online Hate Symbols Database

Joins Echo, Swastika, and Blood Drop Cross

New York, NY, September 27, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today identified “Pepe the Frog,” a cartoon character used by haters on social media to suggest racist, anti-Semitic or other bigoted notions, as a hate symbol. It has been added it to ADL’s online “Hate on Display” database.

Also referred to as the “sad frog meme,” Pepe the Frog did not originally have anti-Semitic connotations. But as the meme proliferated in online venues such as 4chan, 8chan and Reddit, a subset of memes came into existence promoting anti-Jewish, bigoted and offensive ideas. And those have spread virally on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere.

Images of the frog, variously portrayed with a Hitler-like moustache, wearing a yarmulke or a Klan hood, have proliferated in recent weeks in hateful messages aimed at Jewish and other users on Twitter.

“Once again, racists and haters have taken a popular Internet meme and twisted it for their own purposes of spreading bigotry and harassing users,” said Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO. “These anti-Semites have no shame. They are abusing the image of a cartoon character, one that might at first seem appealing, to harass and spread hatred on social media.”

In June, ADL added the (((echo))) symbol to the Hate on Display database after members of the so-called “alt right” started using the triple parenthesis symbol to single out Jewish journalists and users on social media for harassment.


Hoosier DUers, how is Mike Pence regarded in Indiana?

I can only assume that Hoosier DUers aren't fans of Pence but what about the rest of the State? How is his popularity and what do most others think of him?

Thank you in advance and sorry that you have to put up with that clown.

Gunman who wounded 9 was wearing Nazi paraphernalia, sources say

HOUSTON - The gunman who carried out Monday morning's shooting that wounded nine people was wearing what appeared to be Nazi paraphernalia, two law enforcement sources told Channel 2 Investigates' Robert Arnold.

The shooting was reported just after 6 a.m. near a shopping center on the northwest corner of Weslayan and Bissonnet streets.

Interim Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo said that officers responded to the scene and were able to quickly locate the gunman in the 4400 block of Law Street. She said the shooter immediately began firing at the officers and they returned fire.

The gunman was found dead shortly after, she said.

"It’s my understanding that he was neutralized by police," Montalvo said.

Law enforcement sources said that the shooter was wearing what appeared to be an antique German uniform with Swastikas on it.

more: http://www.click2houston.com/news/large-police-presence-reported-in-southwest-houston

Boehner's Replacement on Vets: Get ‘moochers’ out of VA health system

U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson told a room full of veterans that one way to clean up the Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care system is to get the “moochers” out of it.

“Just like workers comp out here’s got moochers, I wish that there were no vets that were the same sort of problem on our society,” said Davidson. “But part of the problem is there are some vets that are moochers and they’re clogging up the system. And we do as taxpayers want to make sure the VA filters out these folks that are pretenders. Just like we wish there were no people out there with stolen valor, but that’s a problem in the vet community too.”

“One of the best ways to reform the VA is consistent scrutiny, consistent oversight,” Davidson said.


Rep. Dave Brat: The Real 'Institutional Racism' Is Taking The Bible Out Of Public Schools

Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., had an unusual take yesterday on recent protests around the police shootings of African-American men in North Carolina and Oklahoma, saying that while Black Lives Matter is made up of “radical groups” and “confused people,” the real “institutional racism” is policies that removed government-sponsored religious teaching from public schools.

Virginia talk radio host John Fredericks asked Brat yesterday, “Help me understand, what is Black Lives Matter rioting about in Charlotte?”

“Well, that’s just sub-groups,” Brat responded, “some of these radical groups that are funded out of George Soros’ pot of money and just some confused people.”

In contrast, he said, he recently visited a prison and met with former heroin addicts who told him that they wanted him to “get the Bible back in the classroom and religion back in the classroom so my kids and grandkids don’t end up like me.” Because of the lack of religious instruction, he said, these men were “never taught what was good and bad in life in the public school system.”

“The Democrat policy in education is holding back an entire generation from being successful,” he said, “and then you end up with this racial system when your school system … [is] teaching them about isosceles triangles but we’re not giving them any hope.”


This is the guy that beat Eric Cantor...

A little lower.... lower...

NICE: Missouri Democrat Jason Kander’s take on guns By Tim Nudd

Jason Kander, a Democrat, is challenging Republican Roy Blunt for his U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. And Kander will be getting plenty of attention for his cause thanks to this remarkable new campaign ad he just released in response to Blunt attacking him on the issue of guns.

Kander, 35, is Missouri’s secretary of state. He also happens to be an Afghanistan war veteran. And his literally hands-on message about guns leaves quite the impression. Indeed, this is the kind of spot that can swing a race.

More: http://masscentral.com/missouri-democrat-jason-kanders-take-on-guns-by-tim-nudd/

When did Hillary morph into worse than Cheney/Thatcher/Attila the Hun combined to progressives?

I voted for Sanders in the primaries over Hillary because he really is a lot more progressive than she. However, I've accepted that she is the nominee and intend on voting for her. What confuses me is lefties/liberals/progressives that now call her a war monger etc... these are the very same people that defended her when she was first lady - then US Senator - then as Secretary of State. But now she's evil and we'll all have to HOLD OUR NOSES!!!!! when we vote for her. Because she's one of the 'LEAST POPULAR!!!!' Presidential nominees!!!!! according to our informative media.

How in the hell did that happen?

You tell me.

People need to start respecting the flag!

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