nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.
Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.
Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.


People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

nezua:

THE ONGOING SAGA OF THE FRAGILE WHITE

The Daily Show aired its long awaited segment on the Washington, D.C., NFL team name, in which fans were confronted by Natives on the set.

Before it even aired, the segment proved controversial. The satirical cable television news program had recruited team fans for the segment via Twitter; four were ultimately chosen to participate. But those participants told the Washington Post they felt like they were attacked.

Kelli O’Dell, who says it was unfair for The Daily Show to have her debate Amanda Blackhorse—the lead plaintiff in Blackhorse v. Pro-Football, Inc., which resulted in cancelling six of the team’s trademarks—says she felt like she was placed “in danger.” O’Dell later called authorities to pull The Daily Show tapes she had consented to appear on:

Two days later, O’Dell said she called D.C. police and tried to submit a police report, but authorities told her no crime had been committed.

People want their right to be racist. But the minute they approach facing real life consequences—and mild ones, given what they should expect for years of violence and slurs—look how they shake and cry. Look how they flee and fly to the po-lice, understanding fully the institutional role played by cops.

peashooter85:

Bodyslammin’ Nazi’s,

Believe it or not, in the 1930’s American had its own Nazi party.  The German American Bund was a fascist organization founded by the German immigrant Heinz Spanknoble under the directions of Nazi Deputy Chief Rudolf Hess.  The group was openly pro-Nazi and anti-Semitic.  On the eve of World War II a Nazi group in America was about as popular as well… a Nazi group today.

One day in 1939 the Nazi’s at the German American Bund headquarters in New York were astonished to see a diminutive man place a ladder in front of their building and tear down the large sign at their doorway which read "No Dogs or Jews Allowed!".  The Nazi’s wanted retribution, and faster than a Hitler salute the 5’4”, 140 pound little middle aged man found himself surrounded by 20 armed fascist thugs.

The diminutive little man was a Jewish immigrant named Joseph Greenstein.  As a child Greenstein was forced to flee his home in Poland in the early 1900’s to escape a rash of anti-Semitic violence.  Joe Greenstein, also known by the stage name “The Mighty Atom” made a fine living for himself in America as a circus strongman and professional wrestler.  Earning himself the title “The Worlds Strongest Man”, Greenstein’s act included such feats as bending metal bars, straightening horseshoes, biting nails in half with his teeth, driving nails with his bare hands, changing a car tire without any tools, snapping chains wrapped around his chest through chest expansion, squat lifting a car, and resisting the takeoff of an airplane with his hair.  He was also known for having apprenticed with strongmen from Russia and India, trained with the famous heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, and once sustained a .38 caliber pointblank gunshot to the skull without being injured.

The Nazi’s intended to re-arrange Greenstein’s face, free of charge.  One of the Nazi’s sneaked behind Greenstein and pinned his arms while three or four others proceeded to punch and kick him.  The fight only went downhill for the Nazi’s from there.  Moments later the police arrived on the scene to find 20 incapacitated men, and one uninjured Joseph Greenstein.

Greenstein was charged with aggravated assault, grievous bodily harm, and mass mayhem.  However the judge dismissed the case due to disbelief that one man could take on 20.  There was also a severe lack of evidence since 20 of the Nazi’s, many of whom were still in the hospital, refused to testify against him.

During World War II Greenstein did war bond tours for the US Military.  He also trained police officers and soldiers in Jiu Jitsu and unarmed combat.  Greenstein continued his act even into his old age.  He was featured in the Guiness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe it or Not.  On his off time he made and sold his own handmade coconut body soaps.  His last act occurred on May 11th, 1977 at Madison Square Garden.  Six months later he lost his final battle, succumbing to cancer at the age of 84.  

Due To Obamacare, Nearly 10 Million Previously Uninsured Americans Now Have Coverage →

thepoliticalfreakshow:

The Los Angeles Times ran a story that debunked the entire conservative myth that the Affordable Care Act is not doing much to bring down number of uninsured people in America. Based on surveys and just cold, hard facts, Noam Levey at theTimes reported that nearly 10 million people that were previously uninsured now have health coverage due directly to the ACA.

Prior to this first enrollment period on the ACA’s health exchanges, the number of uninsured Americans was estimated at 45 million. Therefore, in its first year of being fully implemented, the ACA has already reduced the uninsured ranks in this nation by at least 20%. And that percentage might end up being higher when the final enrollment figures come in.

Below is an excerpt from the Times‘ article showing how the ACA has helped create coverage for so many Americans:

• At least 6 million people have signed up for health coverage on the new marketplaces, about one-third of whom were previously uninsured.

• A February survey by consulting firm McKinsey & Co. found 27% of new enrollees were previously uninsured, but newer survey data from the nonprofit Rand Corp. and reports from marketplace officials in several states suggest that share increased in March.

• At least 4.5 million previously uninsured adults have signed up for state Medicaid programs, according to Rand’s unpublished survey data, which were shared with The Times. That tracks with estimates from Avalere Health, a consulting firm that is closely following the law’s implementation.

• An additional 3 million young adults have gained coverage in recent years through a provision of the law that enables dependent children to remain on their parents’ health plans until they turn 26, according to national health insurance surveys from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

• About 9 million people have bought health plans directly from insurers, instead of using the marketplaces, Rand found. The vast majority of these people were previously insured.

• Fewer than a million people who had health plans in 2013 are now uninsured because their plans were canceled for not meeting new standards set by the law, the Rand survey indicates.

Remember when Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)claimed that Obamacare had created more uninsured people than it helped insure? Yeah, not only was that claim ridiculed at the time he made it, but it now might come across as one of the biggest blunders ever made by a politician. If Democrats are smart, they will juxtapose Boehner’s statement with the reality that 10 million uninsured people have now received coverage in ads all across the country this election season. As Bill Maher said on Friday, the Democrats don’t need to run away from Obamacare, they need to run ON Obamacare.

And this is all just the tip of the iceberg. Enrollment in the exchanges is expected to double next year and then increase again in 2016. At that point, only a small number of people will not have health coverage of some kind. There is absolutely no way that Republicans can even attempt to try to repeal the law now. It would create absolute chaos. On top of that, it would anger tens of millions of people who will be kicked off of their insurance plans. Even if the Republicans keep the House and gain control of the Senate in November, the repeal fantasy is DOA. It would be political suicide for Republicans going forward.

The message to Democrats is clear: Obamacare is a winner. Get behind it. Take credit for it. RUN on it. Don’t be meek and allow the Republicans to control the conversation and force you on the defensive. 10 million previously uninsured people now have health coverage because of what you did. Republicans would have left them in the cold and allowed the country’s health care system to stay on the terrible road it was on. You built that, not them. Let the people know who has their best interests at heart

National Review Contributor: 'Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged' →

holygoddamnshitballs:

Kevin D. Williamson, a writer for the National Review, called for women who have abortions to be killed.

A stunning report from Talking Points Memorevealed that one of the contributors to the National Review demanded that all women who get abortions be put to death. While the idiotic tirade this man went on did not specifically state that the implications of the statement he made did not hide his feelings nor his intent towards women who do choose to go through with an abortion, even in the case of life-threatening medical conditions.

J:  This has always been the hidden agenda of these Christianazi’s.  They want the same unbridled power that the Middle East religions employ over women.  The hatred of women is deep and desperate.

There’s been a tendency for people to think that the penalty for not enrolling in Obamacare will be too small to make a difference. It will only be $95, after all, or 1 percent of income—whichever is greater.

But that “1 percent” will get you. Someone who earns $40,000 would be on the hook for $400. And that’s just for the first year. In 2015, the fee rises to $325 per adult or 2 percent of household income, and in 2016 it’s $695 per adult or 2.5 percent of income. And again, that’s money for nothing—you’re not insured if you pay the fine.

As tax-filing season heats up, the size of the penalty has been taking many Obamacare refuse-nicks by surprise.

“They are not pleased,” tax preparer Susana Veamatahau Pau told KQED in California. “Some are just barely getting refunds. One got a refund that’s like $300. Their penalty is going to pretty much eat that up.”

— Olga Khazan, "How To Make Your Friends Buy Insurance" (via holygoddamnshitballs)

mediamattersforamerica:

A Veteran Describes How The Right-Wing Media’s Misogyny Comes At A High Cost For The U.S. Military

During my time in the Air Force in the early 2000s, I remember regularly seeing Fox on the TV at work and hearing Limbaugh’s angry rants blasting from the radio. Now imagine being a woman in this atmosphere in the last few years, when Limbaugh repeatedly labeled Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” and Fox hosts referred to a female pilot as “boobs on the ground” and suggested she “couldn’t park” her jet. Add that to the fact that many of these shows are aired on bases around the world using taxpayer money, and the situation quickly becomes too much to stomach … 
Now put the right wing’s misogynistic messaging into the context of rampant sexual assault in the military, with an estimated 26,000 incidents in 2012, and it creates one very ugly picture. The normalization of the sexual objectification of women, which is actively encouraged by conservative media figures, only makes it more difficult for women in the military to fight the well-documented “invisible war.” If one has the ability to reduce women to mere objects to be used for amusement, what’s to stop them from hitting or raping a fellow service member, particularly if he thinks that he will face little punishment for his actions?
Fox host Eric Bolling may have apologized for his remarks, but that doesn’t erase his participation in the disturbing right-wing trend of encouraging the deep-seated culture of misogyny in the military. This was far from an isolated incident. If conservative media outlets truly want to “support the troops,” then they will change the way they talk about women, in the military or otherwise. Given how many women currently serve our country, it’s more important than ever to truly appreciate their contributions to the defense of our country if we hope to maintain a fully functioning, unified military force that’s capable of handling serious threats to our national security.

Read the full story here.

mediamattersforamerica:

A Veteran Describes How The Right-Wing Media’s Misogyny Comes At A High Cost For The U.S. Military

During my time in the Air Force in the early 2000s, I remember regularly seeing Fox on the TV at work and hearing Limbaugh’s angry rants blasting from the radio. Now imagine being a woman in this atmosphere in the last few years, when Limbaugh repeatedly labeled Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” and Fox hosts referred to a female pilot as “boobs on the ground” and suggested she “couldn’t park” her jet. Add that to the fact that many of these shows are aired on bases around the world using taxpayer money, and the situation quickly becomes too much to stomach … 

Now put the right wing’s misogynistic messaging into the context of rampant sexual assault in the military, with an estimated 26,000 incidents in 2012, and it creates one very ugly picture. The normalization of the sexual objectification of women, which is actively encouraged by conservative media figures, only makes it more difficult for women in the military to fight the well-documented “invisible war.” If one has the ability to reduce women to mere objects to be used for amusement, what’s to stop them from hitting or raping a fellow service member, particularly if he thinks that he will face little punishment for his actions?

Fox host Eric Bolling may have apologized for his remarks, but that doesn’t erase his participation in the disturbing right-wing trend of encouraging the deep-seated culture of misogyny in the military. This was far from an isolated incident. If conservative media outlets truly want to “support the troops,” then they will change the way they talk about women, in the military or otherwise. Given how many women currently serve our country, it’s more important than ever to truly appreciate their contributions to the defense of our country if we hope to maintain a fully functioning, unified military force that’s capable of handling serious threats to our national security.

Read the full story here.

dichotomized:

Anthony Roberts was walking through a Hollywood parking lot in the afternoon when he heard the screams of a woman. He found a man on top of her. Roberts was unarmed except for his camera, he shouted to the man that his picture had just been taken. The man continued wrestling with the woman, who was screaming for her life, a security guard levelled his pistol across the roof of a car and shot the man in the head, killing him. The photograph shows the instant before the guard pulled the trigger.

dichotomized:

Anthony Roberts was walking through a Hollywood parking lot in the afternoon when he heard the screams of a woman. He found a man on top of her. Roberts was unarmed except for his camera, he shouted to the man that his picture had just been taken. The man continued wrestling with the woman, who was screaming for her life, a security guard levelled his pistol across the roof of a car and shot the man in the head, killing him. The photograph shows the instant before the guard pulled the trigger.

bostonreview:

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invisible-bully-36:

Sorry if your offended… But this happened to me yesterday smfh lollol grrrr

invisible-bully-36:

Sorry if your offended… But this happened to me yesterday smfh lollol grrrr

exbandit:

Years 1930…USA. Where did they find the money for II.World War …And help other countries ?  Bizarre…  :)

exbandit:

Years 1930…USA. Where did they find the money for II.World War …And help other countries ?  Bizarre…  :)