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    All of this over the proposed removal of a statue.

    Imagine if this statue just remained where it is instead of giving the racists a rallying point.

    Imagine if they marched without resistance and without news cameras.

    Is this really any different than the first strike between us and NK?

    There, the entire world is asking for diplomacy. Let's calm down the rhetoric. Why is this different?
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    If it weren't for DT stirring up the white supremacists during the campaign and encouraging violent behavior, these would probably be peaceful protests. The alt right, with their president in the White House, now feel emboldened to come out in the open like the KKK of old.
    And the stupid twit calls for calm on Twitter, when he's the one who stirred them up in the first place.
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    Notice: the Charlottesville Wal-Mart has sold out its Tiki Torch inventory. White supremacists avoid mosquitoes.
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    Man, they even LOOK like real Nazis circa 1930s. Well, except for the guy with the porn moustache in the background.
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    Live streams on Youtube. Someone drove their vehicle into others on the street. Good grief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmarsh3 View Post
    Live streams on Youtube. Someone drove their vehicle into others on the street. Good grief.
    Not good. Disgusting.
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    Governor declared state of emergency now.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/u...tionalist.html

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    …….and so it continues. Divide and rule.

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    We should have put an end to this in '65.
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    One dead, 19 injured... Nazi drives through a crowd of anti- protesters.
    Police got him.
    TRMP opened the door for this,
    It's gotta stop...



    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A car plowed into a crowd of people peacefully protesting a white nationalist rally Saturday in a Virginia college town, killing one person, sending at least 26 others to hospitals and ratcheting up tension in an increasingly violent confrontation.

    The chaos boiled over at what is believed to be the largest group of white nationalists to come together in a decade: the governor declared a state of emergency, police dressed in riot gear ordered people out and helicopters circled overhead. The group had gathered to protest plans to remove a statue of the Confederal Gen. Robert E. Lee, and others who arrived to protest the racism.

    Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, said several hundred counter-protesters were marching when “suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.” A silver Dodge Challenger smashed into another car, then backed up, barreling through “a sea of people.”

    The impact hurled people into the air. Those left standing scattered, screaming and running for safety in different directions.
    The driver was later arrested, authorities said.


    Graphic video at the link:
    https://apnews.com/b8560c3ebaac4deb9...a-city;-1-dead
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    Ugly. Trump owns this. Those poor people.
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    And our weasel president condemns violence " from all sides".

    What "all sides" is this miserable creature referring to?

    Fear and loathing, indeed. When is Hunter S Thompson when you need him? ( a rhetorical question )
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    Looks like a terrorist attack to me.

    Of all the people and organizations TRMP has attacked, he's never gone after the Domestic Nazi groups or Putin.
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    This is absolutely shocking. In fact, I'm having a hard time quite getting clear about what to write about as being more shocking; there's so much damned choice.

    Let's pretend for a moment that Obama was in office. Tell me what the howling criticisms would be, about how he'd emboldened things by "playing the race card" incessantly. Bollocks, eh?

    So WTF is wrong with the current President, or etc etc. that he's not actually saying something meaningful.

    Let's see who tries to make the argument that this is acceptable. that the people of this little town haven't got the right to do with their public monuments what they wish, through the representatives they elect to civic office.

    This is absolutely appalling. And I wish I didn't think we were going to see more of it.
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    Quit with the "alt right" sand "neo Nazis" call them Klansmen and Nazis.
    Will Trump ever use those terms?
    I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    This is absolutely shocking. In fact, I'm having a hard time quite getting clear about what to write about as being more shocking; there's so much damned choice.

    Let's pretend for a moment that Obama was in office. Tell me what the howling criticisms would be, about how he'd emboldened things by "playing the race card" incessantly. Bollocks, eh?

    So WTF is wrong with the current President, or etc etc. that he's not actually saying something meaningful.

    Let's see who tries to make the argument that this is acceptable. that the people of this little town haven't got the right to do with their public monuments what they wish, through the representatives they elect to civic office.

    This is absolutely appalling. And I wish I didn't think we were going to see more of it.
    Trump needs the white nationalists. He needs those scumbags as a bedrock of support. The rest of the Republican party doesn't - witness Paul Ryan's comment
    The views fueling the spectacle in Charlottesville are repugnant. Let it only serve to unite Americans against this kind of vile bigotry.

    Trump is the problem.

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    Yup. Paul Ryan is saying the right thing. But Trump will not.

    Note that the character traits expressed in this tacit support are the same character traits picking potential nuclear fights with NK.
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    Trump's trying to avoid alienating his base on this one may hasten his demise.
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    I noticed a slight shift. This time he condemned both sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    I noticed a slight shift. This time he condemned both sides.
    How dare demonstrators standing in the way of speeding cars !
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    From FB
    President Trump finally addressed the white nationalist rally sparking tension in Charlottesville, but only after his wife condemned the violence and a barrage of criticism regarding his silence on the matter.
    “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for,” Trump tweeted. “There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Let’s come together as one.”
    He continued: "Am in Bedminster for meetings & press conference on V.A & all that we have done and are doing to make it better - but Charlottesville sad!
    He seemed to be following the lead of his First Lady, who tweetedabout the clash of white nationalists, neo-confederates, alt-right activists and counter-protesters an hour or so ahead of Trump Saturday afternoon.

    “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our heart,” Melania Trump wrote just before 1 p.m. “No good comes from violence.”
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...icle-1.3406140
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    As long the president a$$wipe has a use for neo nazis, it will never speak ill of them. It has no moral compass. Still campaigning. I agree trump owns this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomF View Post
    This is absolutely shocking. In fact, I'm having a hard time quite getting clear about what to write about as being more shocking; there's so much damned choice.

    Let's pretend for a moment that Obama was in office. Tell me what the howling criticisms would be, about how he'd emboldened things by "playing the race card" incessantly. Bollocks, eh?

    So WTF is wrong with the current President, or etc etc. that he's not actually saying something meaningful.

    Let's see who tries to make the argument that this is acceptable. that the people of this little town haven't got the right to do with their public monuments what they wish, through the representatives they elect to civic office.

    This is absolutely appalling. And I wish I didn't think we were going to see more of it.
    Trump saw the racism, bigotry, and hate that is out there and used it to become president. Now he dares not antagonize that group.
    May be some rough water ahead. We're getting new captain.

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    Attack by car is being treated as a 'homocide' by police.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...d7e_story.html

    In brief remarks at a late-afternoon news conference to discuss veterans’ health care, Trump said that he was following the events in Charlottesville closely. “The hate and the division must stop and must stop right now,” Trump said, without specifically mentioning white nationalists or their views. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides.”

    Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, a Trump supporter who was in Charlottesville Saturday, quickly replied. “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists,” he wrote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Attack by car is being treated as a 'homocide' by police.
    Perhaps you mean 'homicide'.
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    I note there is also a statue of Thomas Jefferson there. Wait until the 'other side' reads up on him...
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    Quote Originally Posted by oznabrag View Post
    Perhaps you mean 'homicide'.
    Indeed... we have no info on the victim's hardwiring. We just know there was a death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Indeed... we have no info on the victim's hardwiring. We just know there was a death.
    I believe you will find there has been three. That driver really did a number on the bystanders and counter-protestors.

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    This is today's Republican party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    This is today's Republican party.

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    Condolences to the family of the young woman killed today, and best regards to all of those injured, in Charlottesville, Virginia. So sad!
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    Insert something bannable here.
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    Should we include an automobile... for ramming those who disagree with you?

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