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"It doesn't have anything to do with us."

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Sarah is drowning.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Oct 30, 2017, 01:51 PM (6 replies)

BLM at William and Mary shut down ACLU forum chanting Liberalism is white supremacy

Flat Hat News is the William and Mary student paper.

http://flathatnews.com/2017/10/02/black-lives-matter-protests-american-civil-liberties-union/

Sept. 27, Black Lives Matter protestors at the College of William and Mary interrupted “Students and the First Amendment,” a scheduled event co-sponsored by AMP and the American Civil Liberties Union.

First Amendment rights have dominated national conversation in recent months, with opposing sides debating the extent to which hate speech counts as free speech. Following the Aug. 11-12 Charlottesville protests, the ACLU voiced a decisive stance on the issue by defending white nationalists’ right to free speech. The move attracted widespread backlash from ACLU supporters and detractors alike, as well as the College’s BLM chapter, which responded by staging its Sept. 27 protest.

The ACLU discussion never occurred because protesters took over the stage within five minutes of Executive Director of the ACLU of Virginia Claire Guthrie Gastañaga’s entrance. Signs in hand, the protesters shouted chants such as “liberalism is white supremacy” and “the revolution will not uphold the constitution.”


The most disturbing part of this article is this....

After the cancellation was announced, remaining students clustered around Gastañaga, hoping to ask questions and voice concerns. These students dispersed, however, when the protesters began circling around them, drowning out Gastañaga and chanting with increased volume.

This is not education. This is not how colleges and universities should be. Actually preventing students from having even an essentially private discussion with the speaker? Straight up bullying bullshit.

I noticed most of the students protesting in the picture appear to be white.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Thu Oct 5, 2017, 04:37 AM (63 replies)

Has Milo Yiannopouloss Berkeley Troll Circus Become a Fyre Festival for the Right?

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/09/milo-yiannopouloss-berkeley-fyre-festival-for-the-right

The right-wing provocateur promised the “Woodstock” of the far right. But as “Free Speech Week” looms in Berkeley, California, many in his world are wondering whether it will be more like the next Fyre Festival.

When Milo Yiannopoulos last visited U.C. Berkeley, in February, he was met with a spectacular protest straight out of a conservative fever dream. The students of the university, famous for its left-wing activists, set up blockades in front of the hall where the controversial far-right figure was supposed to speak. Black-masked antifa protesters, including many non-Berkeley students from Oakland, swept through the plaza with rocks and Molotov cocktails, and left a trail of destruction in their wake: smashed windows, toppled police towers, and injured students. While in the end Yiannopoulos wasn’t permitted to speak, the event was nevertheless deemed a decisive media victory. Milo had provoked, and Berkeley had responded, as if precisely following a script. The university was shown to be a definitively illiberal institution. Even Donald Trump got in on the leftist bashing, tweeting a subtle threat: “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view — NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” In the strange calculus of the current free speech war, Yiannopoulos had won by not being allowed to open his mouth.

But Yiannopoulos was hardly able to capitalize on this form of media-trolling glory. The following months, after all, were rather tumultuous. He was forced to resign from Breitbart after it was revealed that he uttered comments that seemed to condone pedophilia. In the wake of the scandal, Simon & Schuster dropped his book deal. (He would later self-publish his work, Dangerous.) He launched a multimedia venue called Milo Inc., with a purported investment of at least $10 million, and promised stunts that failed to meet the notoriety he promised.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Fri Sep 22, 2017, 10:20 PM (0 replies)

I'm not your librarian

I gave you some sources, pay me if you want more of my time digging up 16 year old stuff.

The criticism of Gore (and Kerry also) as bad candidates has been going on for years. How someone whose been here since 2004 can ignore that is beyond me.

I'm also not here to justify the criticism of one candidate over the other. Both Al and Hill were fucking screwed and I have a right to still be pissed about both and not engage in excuses so as to downplay election fraud, and pretend it wasn't the real reason Gore and Clinton "lost".
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Wed Sep 20, 2017, 10:44 AM (1 replies)

"There is no difference between the two"

Fuck you, to any of you idiots lurking in shame today who said that last year.

That is all.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Tue Sep 5, 2017, 01:16 PM (37 replies)

Old white dude playing Crisis President while Abbott blows him

This is a joke.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Tue Aug 29, 2017, 01:07 PM (0 replies)

I'm all in for the Houston Astros winning the World Series

Who is with me?
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Aug 28, 2017, 11:18 AM (10 replies)

Trump's claim "who's next, Washington and Jefferson?" is directly taken from alt right propaganda

The idea being that "the left" wants to take down statues of anyone deemed "problematic" and "change history". These are the things a lot of uneducated people think is where the "slippery slope" begins.


We need to stand strong against this. Do not fall for this trap. The Confederates were traitors. They should not be honored in this nation.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Tue Aug 15, 2017, 10:31 PM (6 replies)

Dear Mainstream Media......

Now is not the time to allow "mainstream" Republican to line up and show their shock and disbelief at the Nazi they installed in the White House.

No. Just fucking no.
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Tue Aug 15, 2017, 05:19 PM (0 replies)

Does anyone advocate erecting monuments for the Red Coats?

When are we going to recognize the sacrifice of the brave white men, (many of them our ancestors) who laid down their lives to protect their king's property?????
Posted by RhodeIslandOne | Mon Aug 14, 2017, 02:30 PM (10 replies)
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