Nikki Haley's CNN town hall was the latest forum to pitch potential primary voters on the GOP's only product: grievance.
Sen. Tim Scott is the latest Black conservative to cozy up to white traditionalists by ignoring systemic racism to place Black progress solely on African American self-sufficiency.
A Palestinian toddler who was shot by Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank last week died of his wounds on Monday, Israeli hospital officials said. Mohammed al-Tamimi was shot in the head last Thursday near his village of Nebi Saleh while riding in a car with his father. He was airlifted to Israel's Sheba Hospital, which announced the 2-year-old boy's death. But the boy's father, Haitham al-Tamimi, told The Associated Press that he had just buckled up his son in the car and they were driving to visit an uncle when the bullet struck. The father was also shot and treated at a Palestinian hospital. "I hope this message will be heard: Innocence and childhood are sacred," the boy's father told reporters. He accused Israel of targeting "unarmed people, whether young or old, under the pretext of self-defense."
Let's call the Supreme Court what it is: an openly corrupt institution whose right-wing members are destroying its reputation because they simply do not care how the broader public sees them. They are in fact so blind to their own corruption that they don't even recognize it when they've reached the point of parody. Its corruption is tied directly to its conservatism. I don't mean that it's not possible for liberals to be corrupt. But liberals would never be corrupt in the way that these right-wing justices are. They don't believe in the law or any particular judicial philosophy, no matter what they tell us or themselves. What they do believe in is a set of policy outcomes that a huge network of right-wing activists desire. They believe, in other words, only in ideology. So their only real loyalty is to that ideology, not to the Constitution or the law or any particular set of jurisprudential principles.
States across the country have implemented a series of highly restrictive education laws in recent years, but Texas is the first state to pass legislation banning students from communicating with elected officials. The bill prohibits [schools and teachers from offering course credit or extra credit or making part of a course a student's] "political activism, lobbying, or efforts to persuade members of the legislative or executive branch at the federal, state, or local level to take specific actions by direct communication." Texas students say the law changes how young people engage in civics in school and how they view it outside of the educational setting.
More from the article: In his most attention-grabbing comments, Scott diminished the existence of racism to what appears to be a largely white audience.
"For those of you who wonder if America is a racist country, take a look ... at how all of God's people come together ... because unconditional love binds hearts together," Scott said. "We are not defined by the color of our skin; we're defined by the content of our character. If anyone tells you anything different, they're a-lyin'!"
Scott doubled down on this inherently flawed idea as a guest on Monday's episode of "The View," suggesting that the American playing field is level because Black folks have achieved high-level jobs within the U.S. government and elsewhere (though the audience reserved their boos for when he regurgitated the asinine suggestion of his competitor, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, that Disney is "indoctrinating" children with evil LGBTQ propaganda.)
Most sensible Black folks see through this bullshit like a Ziploc bag. For the woefully uninitiated, however, I'll put the snark on hold, just for a second: Racism is forever. And it's everywhere, including America. That no one is dragging Black folks by their noosed necks behind moving cars in the open anymore doesn't suggest it's completely nonexistent in all its forms.
Probably thought high altitudes and hypoxia was a Chinese Hoax.
They should have take their fly-vermectin before take off.
I have a good friend from back when I was in the Marines who ended up battling schizophrenia later in life. It's a terrible thing to watch happen to someone. He disappeared last year and I hope he's still alive and in a hospital somewhere but that's unfortunately probably not the case. Check in with your friends and family often you never know when something like that can happen.
Oh wow, MAO_CONTENT is just a straight up racist. Never would have known if I had remembered to log in before browsing.
Don't like their way of doing business? Boycott them.
The conservative idea of a boycott is what others would call terrorism. Just look at what they're doing in Target stores.
I'd rather live beside a cool person that sometimes rented their pool than to live next door to cry babies like Danni or Boaz that's for sure.
So close to being self aware:
First of all I am all in on the boycott of Target. With that said my youngest daughter is a Executive with Target and is receiving death threats on her Facebook. This I will not stand for. She has nothing to do with what merchandise is sold in stores. You threaten my daughter you ... " Disabled Veteran Constitutional Conservative (@SGT_Oz) May 25, 2023
From the article: Nakala Moore said she snuck her phone to Aderrien and asked him to call her mother and the police after the father of her other child came to the family's home and became irate, but police haven't released any information about what led to the shooting -- and Nakala Moore said her son didn't understand why the officer shot him.
"His words were: Why did he shoot me? What did I do?' and he started crying," she said, adding that she saw blood come from her son's mouth.
Capers was placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated, but the family's attorney said city officials must explain why the officer hadn't been disciplined for past alleged misconduct, including using a Taser on one of Moore's previous clients while he was handcuffed during a December 2022 incident.
"What are you waiting on? Someone to actually die?" Moore said. "An 11-year-old almost died. By the grace of God, he is alive. The people of Indianola are not going to wait until somebody dies."
This is an article summarizing a reddit thread, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was written by AI. Journalism is dead.
The teacher was 100% in the right.
I wish they let us vote on stuff like this here in Charlotte. The city council constantly gives free tax payer money to the Panthers and Hornets.
From the article: Russian immigration lawyer Timur Beslangurov said, somewhat dubiously, that there are "tens of thousands" of non-Russians eager to live in the development who "very strongly believe in the prophecy that Russia will remain the only Christian country in the world."
Prophecy!?!? Anyone who makes any decisions about their lives based on prophecy deserves to live amongst the many idiots in a Russian village.
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Tell me you've never given or received a gift basket without saying you've never given or received a gift basket.
The modern American conservative movement has become a radicalized white supremacist movement. We saw it coming, the FBI and DHS have issued reports warning about it for years, and chose to do nothing about it.
"Just because we want you to live in fear doesn't mean you shouldn't stay and mow our lawns" - Florida GOP