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Tomorrow is “A Day Without Immigrants”– an opportunity to show your support for immigrants and resist Trump by refusing to show up or buy anything

restaurants in D.C. are preparing for “A Day Without Immigrants,” a strike aimed as showing this community’s economic power and protesting President Trump’s immigration policies. And now the campaign is spreading through social media, flyers, and word of mouth. Here’s what you need to know.

anonymous asked:

Obama passed his signature policy achievement and central campaign promise within the first 14 months of his presidency DESPITE unified Republican opposition; it was only after 2010 midterms that Republicans were able to obstruct anything (it's possible there's some kind of connection between "not having majorities in Congress" and "being unable to enact your policy agenda", but this needs further research). Trump's party controls Congress, so no comparison to Republican obstruction of Obama

Noted.

Joshua Lieben: Pregnancy Woes

A Be My Princess Fanfiction featuring Joshua/MC.
(with cameos of the others :))

Read Glenn Casiraghi and Keith Alford

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“Please stop following me around, I promise I will be fine!” I turned around, snapping at the life-size Charlesian vase that was placed ostentatiously in the middle of the corridor. My patience was reaching its very limit as an awkward looking dark-haired man cautiously stepped out from the shadow.

He stared at me for a long while, a blush slowly creeping across his cheeks as he raised his eyebrows in utter surprise. “H-how did you know?” The prince mumbled sheepishly, refusing to meet my eyes as I had rather ungraciously exposed his hiding place once again.

“Prince Joshua…” I sighed, no longer feeling amused by his overprotective behaviour with my annoyance level culminating rapidly. Prince Joshua had been stalking, for a poor usage of word, me for the past many weeks. I was touched, initially, to catch the clumsy prince fumbling all over me as he followed me from a distance. However, his eccentric way of showing affection was beginning to get to me when he refused to even speak to me when I had caught sight of him.

He was oddly tenacious, insisting on keeping his distance, preferring to watch me from his quiet corner instead of being beside me. There were even moments when I had wondered if Prince Joshua was a disturbing stalker or my lover. There were times that I had to assure myself that it was only my husband when I noticed a large shadow creeping upon me several times; eventually I was getting used to his perplexing behaviour.

“Please, get back to work!” I reprimanded him gently, putting a hand on his waist as my initial rage was washed away by his bashful glance, “Jan is worried… You have been disappearing fairly frequently..” Prince Joshua simply gazed at me in reply, mumbling quietly with concern etching deep into his face. “I was worried about you going to that place.”

I bit my lips and had to restrain myself from strangling my beloved, “I did tell you a few moments ago, didn’t I? I am going to the washroom. The washroom.” I repeated the word with gritted teeth.

In response, however, Prince Joshua only nodded in further resolution; as if heading to the toilet was a tedious and a dangerous chore and he continued, ignoring my earlier pleas. “Then, I will wait for you outside.” The prince gestured in the direction while he stood his spot adamantly.

“….Prince Joshua.” I admitted defeat, “…Do as you please, then.”

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We’re taking questions about mental health

We have this ^^ panel of experts to answer them. Ask about the stigma surrounding mental health that exacerbates the problem and keeps people from seeking treatment. Ask about the disproportionate impact this has on minorities and vulnerable communities. Ask about improvements in data and science that’s transforming our understanding of mental health and treatment. Ask anything you want. Anons welcome.

We’ll be taking questions until Wednesday, October 19 and start posting answers on Saturday, October 22nd.

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The last time we had a president shockingly out of his depth on foreign policy, campaigned against nation building and then surrounded himself with neoconservatives in the Oval Office we started 2 seemingly endless wars, and a precedent of unilateralism.

flowerjom  asked:

☯️ ൠ w nug,, please my crops are dying

Nice Wholesome Headcanons™

likes/dislikes: she just dislikes mean people so if someone’s being mean near her she just gets this sad little look on her face and continue just pick her up onto their shoulders and carry her around all three of them until she’s laughing again – paul adds stronger anti bullying policies onto his campaign n everything

random: idk man uuuhhh… once she tried to get into nick’s rucksack and was so close to actually getting in that nick started keeping his bag on his knee so she couldn’t get into it. she just moved onto josh 

anonymous asked:

The President already took the oath. You walking isnt going to change it.

I’m not going to march to protest the validity of his presidency. Regardless of my or anyone’s opinion of the electoral college, that’s how presidential elections work here. He won more electoral votes, he won the presidency. I’m not arguing that. And ofc I sincerely hope for the sake of our country that he does a good job.

But his campaign and policies have promoted a climate of intolerance and hatred, and has allowed that intolerance and hatred to become more normalized.

THAT is what I’m marching against. I’m marching in an effort to show our new President that ALL of our citizens deserve respect and policies that fuel that respect.

I’m not marching to deny him the presidency. But good try, thanks for playing✌🏻️

Gierach Drug Policy Axioms

GIERACH Drug Policy Axioms from Speeches, Campaigns and Writings.

1. If drugs are bad, drug war is worse.
2. Drug prohibition is the most effective policy to put more drugs, uncontrolled and unregulated, everywhere.
3. We can have safe streets or drug prohibition, but not both.
4. UN Drug Treaties are the foundation and fountainhead for the World War on Drugs.
5. Everything in drug policy works in reverse; good drug policy is counter-intuitive.
6. The harder we try to suppress drugs, the more they flourish.
7. An anti-drug ad is first and foremost a drug ad.
8. Drug cartels and street gangs want us to burn their seized drugs which is very helpful in protecting their exclusive control over drugs, drug markets and persons addicted to drugs.
9. Outlawing drug products makes something that grows on a plant in the ditch having no value, the most valuable commodity on the face of the Earth.
10. The ‘good guys’ and the ‘bad guys’ are both on the same side of the line of scrimmage, both in favor of drug prohibition. (Capone, Brownfield, Escobar, Botticelli, ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, Fedatov, Hoover, Emanuel…)
11. The fatal weakness of drug demand reduction strategies: It’s easier to make a new addict than recover a confirmed one.
12. The fatal weakness of drug supply reduction strategies: The more we succeed, the more we fail. The more scarce the supply becomes, the higher the price and greater the incentive to produce. Prohibition engages laws of supply and demand, price and production, laws no less real or repealable than gravity.
13. Take the profit out of drugs; to take crime off our streets; and taxes off our backs.
14. Adult consensual behavior is not a crime; making it one is.
15. Freedom and self-discipline regarding substances is more powerful than any prohibition law, and all the King’s horses and all the King’s men.
16. Outlawing drugs is as effective as outlawing dandelions.
17. Protection from Fentanyl is a matter of drug labeling, a potential positive side-effect of drug legalization and regulation.
18. The best line of defense against opioid overdose is the drug user and a contents label. Legalization allows that; prohibition does not.

President Trump's evolution on foreign policy, from campaign to Syria strike

Trump has long argued that the U.S. should stay out of the Syrian civil war, but he took a strong turn away from that when he ordered the strike, calling it a “vital national security interest” of the U.S.
Democrats neither can nor should ditch “identity politics”

For as long as I can remember, white male left-of-center intellectuals have made opposition to “identity politics” a core part of their identity. When the Democratic Party wins some elections, this opposition usually takes the form of dark warnings that “identity politics” constitutes a form of creeping totalitarianism, whereas when the Democratic Party loses an election, it takes the form of a dark warning that identity-based appeals are the cause of the loss.

Mark Lilla, a humanities professor at Columbia University, has a very prominent entry in the latter category of essay out this weekend calling for “The End of Identity Liberalism” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election.

As always with these essays, there is a profoundly true part, namely that you cannot effectively mobilize a political coalition for economic equality, environmental justice, or anything else unless you are able to secure the votes of a large number of white people. Which means, among other things, that even the cause of defending the rights and interests of ethnic minority groups requires political arguments that touch on other subjects and appeal to other groups of voters.

The reality, however, is that politics is not and will never be a public policy seminar. People have identities, and people are mobilized politically around those identities. There is no other way to do politics than to do identity politics.

But to win a national election, you need to do it well. In particular, to get 270 electoral votes or 51 Senate seats, Democrats are going to need the votes of more Midwestern white people than they got in 2016. But to think that they can do that by somehow eschewing identity is ridiculous — white Midwesterners have identities, too, and nobody votes based off detailed readings of campaigns’ policy PDFs. The challenge is to speak more clearly and more effectively to the identity of people who feel left behind in the 21st century as well as those who experience contemporary problems as part of a longer-term struggle to get a fair shake.

— Matt Yglesias

On Racism and Bigotry: Put Up Or Shut Up

“In a democracy, the majority of the citizens is capable of exercising the most cruel oppressions upon the minority.”- Edmund Burke

There is much consternation going on right now with many Trump supporters because they are upset at being labeled, “racists” and “bigots.” I’ve read a few dozen, “I supported Trump and I am not a racist/bigot” posts from friends and family.  Every single one of them misses the larger, more important point about why so many people are upset and concerned right now.  Are all these people, even my friends and family, racists and bigots?  Maybe.  Perhaps, to some level.  I would hope not, but I don’t know what is in their heart-of-hearts.  I don’t know what their motivations or intentions were for supporting Trump.  All I have to go on is what they do say, what they don’t say, who they stand with, and who they don’t stand with.  In a lot of cases, their reassurances they aren’t a racist/bigot, are not all that reassuring.

Telling me you’ve done a lot of soul-searching and you’ve come to the conclusion you aren’t a racist/bigot, isn’t very reassuring.  If you ask the most ardent racist in a Klan meeting if they are racist, they’ll say, “No.”  They’ll say, “No,” and honestly believe it.  Being a racist is a bad thing.  It is something that just about every single person in society things is wrong.  Yet, it exists quite a bit at varying levels in society.  How is this possible?  People don’t believe they are racists/bigots, even when they are because people don’t view themselves as being bad people.  Pretty much everyone thinks and wants to believe they are good.  Since there are a lot of racist/bigoted behaviors going on, even more now that Trump’s been elected, there is a serious disconnect between what people believe about themselves and what is really the case.  This is why someone’s self-analysis about whether they are/aren’t a racist/bigot is not very reliable or reassuring.

Telling me that the real racists/bigots are not that prevalent in society because the number of Klan, white supremacist, white nationalist..groups are not that many, doesn’t address the issue of whether or not an individual is racist/bigoted.  You can really like Taylor Swift, know all her songs by heart, buy all her albums, go to her concerts…and not be a member of her fan club.  Being a member of the Klan makes someone a racist/bigot.  However, just because someone isn’t a member of the Klan doesn’t make them not a racist/bigot.  To put it in logic parlance: All Klan members are racist/bigots but not all racist/bigots are Klan members.  Granny might not be a member of the Klan or be a subscriber to Stormfront, but if she gets upset because “the blacks moved in down the street” or because “a couple of lesbians bought the house next door,” she is a racist/bigot.  Racism and bigotry aren’t about what group you belong to.  Racism and bigotry are about what you believe, what you say, what you do towards people who are not like you.  Trying to make racism and bigotry not that widespread because the number of groups that openly, actively profess it is not that many completely misrepresents the issue and problem.  If the only opposition to blacks was from white supremacist groups, there wouldn’t be voter suppression in predominantly black voting districts.  There wouldn’t have been redlining.  There wouldn’t have been Jim Crow.  These things existed/exist because of both broad acceptance and tacit approval from a lot of people who don’t belong to extremist groups. During Hitler’s reign of power in Germany, only 850,000 out of 66 million Germans were members of the Nazi Party.  A little more than 1% of Germans were Nazis, but when we talk about Germans during WWII, you don’t say, “They aren’t anti-Semitic.  Only a small portion of the country are Nazis.”  The reason we don’t say this is because the problem wasn’t so much the horrible beliefs of the 1%, it was the tacit approval, agreement, and support of a lot of the other 99%.  I have a problem with white supremacist groups, but I have a bigger problem with people who agree with a lot of what they believe.  Just because you don’t agree with the methods of the Klan and aren’t a member doesn’t mean you don’t agree with some of their beliefs. Beliefs that are rooted in racism and bigotry.

Okay, let’s say, for argument sake, you aren’t a member of a white supremacist group and tell me you don’t subscribe to any of their beliefs.  Great.  So far so good.  Now, what if you both support and vote for the same candidate?  What am I suppose to think now?  Does supporting the same person as the Klan (or any other white supremacist group) mean you believe what they do?  Perhaps.  At worst it means you and the Klan are simpatico.  At best it means some of your beliefs, your motivations, your attitudes and the Klan’s overlap.  If this doesn’t give you pause and lead to some serious soul-searching, it should.  From an outside perspective, if you support the same person the Klan does, I know your views overlap.  I just don’t know how much.  Telling me you aren’t a racist/bigot when you and the Klan’s views overlap is not very reassuring.  Am I supposed to believe the Klan’s “economic anxieties” are rooted in rational arguments and data and your overlap with them on this issue is somehow separate from their racist views?  I can’t because it isn’t. Their “economic fears” are rooted in, steeped in racist attitudes and beliefs.  Their economic plight isn’t because they are mostly undereducated white men but because blacks/immigrants have taken their jobs and because the government is spending their hard-earned, white tax dollars on minorities.  Supporting the same person as the Klan might not mean you support the Klan but it sure as hell means you aren’t standing up against them.  At the very least you are giving them your tacit approval.  

Don’t try and “both sides” this with me either.  There are no examples you can give where hate-filled, fear-mongering, racist, bigoted groups on the left exist to any level as those on the right nor have progressives stood in support of candidates they do.  

“I voted for Donald Trump because of his economic policies, not because of his views towards Mexicans, women, Muslims, immigrants…”  This would be a good argument if his views towards these groups were not inherently linked to his economic policies.  You can’t campaign on a nationalist, xenophobic, anti-immigrant platform blaming others for the economic plight of white working class America and neatly and cleanly separate the economic parts from the racist/bigot parts.  It cannot be done.  When you buy the one, you buy the other and no amount of telling me, “But I don’t agree with his views towards the groups he’s denigrated,” somehow magically makes the inherent link disappear.  All this tells me is you either don’t see the link or you are willing to overlook it.  I’m not a big fan of ignorance, especially with regards to racism/bigotry and I’m even less of a fan of people who can look it right in the face and say, “Meh.”  If you want to have a discussion about a specific policy, I will gladly have that discussion.  It the policy is tied to racism and bigotry, you cannot pretend it doesn’t exist or talk about the policy sans the racism and bigotry because then you are not dealing with reality.

What I’ve seen recently from my Trump supporting friends and family is more an effort trying to convince others they are not racists/bigots and very little time recognizing why some people might think they are and even less time worrying about and standing up against the words and actions of Trump, his surrogates, and other supporters.  Whether or not you personally are a racist/bigot on some level isn’t really worth my time to suss out.  Again, I can’t get into your mind and see what lies in its darker corners.  What I can do.  What I will do is look to see who stand up against racism and bigotry, who sits idly by, and who gives cover for it.  Actions are the only things by which I can judge whether or not you are a racist/bigot.  This doesn’t just go for Trump supporters, this goes to a lot of people I know on the left who opted out of the election for one ridiculous reason or another.  I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what your political affiliation, I don’t care what your religious affiliation if you don’t stand up against racism/bigotry, you are on the side of the racists/bigots.  I know this might sound harsh and too cut-and-dried a position to take but it has to be done.  The single greatest failure in American history was giving wiggle room and moral cover for the Confederacy after the Civil War.  Instead of eradicating the beliefs and attitudes behind slavery and sedition, America allowed the South to retain their culture and honor.  We allowed them to push the idea the War was about “states rights” not about racism.  We allowed them to cloak their racist/seditious views behind “cultural heritage.”  We allowed them to still display the flag that represented their racism and treason.  We let them pretend that Confederate soldiers were good, honorable, Christians.  The result of not having a cut-and-dried approach to these treasonous racists was seventy years of Jim Crow.  Because white Northern America didn’t want to hurt the feelings of white Southern America, millions of blacks suffered and died.  From an ethical point-of-view, I cannot think of a single action outside the Civil War itself that led to more pain and suffering caused by immoral beliefs than the failure of Reconstruction.  This is why there is no leeway when it comes to racism and bigotry.  This is why I hold people accountable not just for their actions but their inactions.  When you don’t stand up against racism/bigotry, you are lending support.

How does all this apply to the election of Donald Trump?  On the right, a lot of people willingly voted for or willfully ignored the racism and bigotry not only from his campaign speeches and policies but personal choices of who he would align himself with.  If Trump’s campaign speeches and policies were not enough of a red flag, his actions spoke louder than his words.  When it comes to anti-LGBT bigotry, it is hard to find a politician more so than Trump’s selection to be his VP, Mike Pence.  When it came time to get a new campaign manager, he could have selected any of a dozen, highly qualified, highly regarded individuals.  Instead, he chose the CEO of the most popular, anti-Semitic, conspiracy websites, Steve Bannon from Breitbart.  Once elected, Trump could have easily distanced himself from Bannon and his white nationalism.  Instead, he tapped him to be Chief Strategy Officer in his administration.  These are just some of the people who Trump has surrounded himself with.  You can talk about this specific policy or that specific policy all you want, but the people close to Trump are deeply bigoted and racist.  Then there’s the support of groups like Stormfront, the KKK, Alex Jones, and every single major white supremacist, white nationalist group out there.  They aren’t supporting him because of his tax plan. They are supporting him because of his racist/bigoted talk and promises.  No amount of linguistic or mental gymnastics can make it so you can disassociate Trump and all these.  

The real problem which is being intentionally ignored by some and denied by others is how all the racism, bigotry, and hate, all the blatantly white supremacists and anti-gay bigots around Trump have been and are being normalized.  Steve Bannon isn’t described as a white supremacist, he’s a “provocateur.”  Mike Pence isn’t described as an anti-gay bigot, he’s a “concerned Christian.”  This should be very concerning to everyone who claims to not be a racist or bigot. When you normalize these kinds of behaviors among those in power, this is how a little over 98.8% of Germans allow Nazism.  Racism and bigotry are problems.  Racism and bigotry in power are dangerous. I’m not equating Donald Trump and his supporters with Nazis so don’t Goodwin’s Law me.  I’m saying when racism and bigotry are normalized and have control of the political and legal systems, very bad things happen to very good people.  I’ve already seen many Republicans, the media, and even a lot of Democrats start the normalization process of racism and bigotry.  This scares the hell out of me and makes me very concerned for the groups who have been marginalized and demonized by Trump and his supporters.

A lot of my liberal friends tell me I need to not be so angry, so mean, so hateful.  I need to understand those I disagree with and “find some common ground” from which to work towards peace and understanding.  No, I don’t.  Sorry, I don’t Kumbaya when it comes to racism and bigotry.  No amount of online group therapy is going to get me to be okay with people not just willing to do physical, legal, and economic harm to others but do it will glee.  I cannot comprehend a situation where I’ll ever be okay with people mistreating others, period.  I will never be able to rationalize the powerful punching down on the powerless.  I’m not intellectually or morally constructed to do this.

I had a philosophy professor in grad school who had been hounded by Joseph McCarthy and the FBI because he was a vocal opponent to McCarthy’s witch hunts.  He was threatened by the FBI.  His wife was threatened.  His office was bugged and ransacked multiple times.  The FBI demanded the president of the university fire him (luckily, the president at the time had some cajones and said, “Absolutely not!”) I asked him one day why he did what he did and if he ever regrets it. He told me he never regretted a thing and the reason he felt compelled to speak out against McCarthy and his supporters was because of what he termed, “The Silence of the Professors.”  He told me in the 1930s, professors in Germany were held in very high esteem.  Their opinions had a very special place among the German people.  When Hitler started his rise to power, most of the professors in Germany were very worried about his rhetoric, his methods, and his policies but they didn’t speak out.  They kept silent.  After the War, a lot of these same professors publicly rued the fact they didn’t step up when they had the chance.  My professor told me he never forgot this and swore he would never be in the same position where he had to apologize for horrible things being done because, in part, he didn’t use his position and speak out against it.  It is a lesson I took to heart and told myself I would live up to to the best of my ability.  This is why I feel the need to speak out more now than ever before.  I’m watching racism and bigotry being normalized and put into power.  I’m watching a good chunk of the country really okay with this.  I’m watching another good chunk play along because they don’t want to come across as “mean” or “angry.”  The pox on both of them!.

If you are a Republican and you tell me you are not a racist or a bigot, then I’m going to expect you to stand up against members of your party and policies that are.  Being silent isn’t going to cut it.  So far, a lot of you have failed this basic test.  If you are a progressive, you have a lot to atone for.  When the groups you proudly say are members of your Big Tent, who are the ones who you claim to care about and defend needed you the most, you failed to stand up for them when they needed it the most.  We live in the most powerful, greatest economy in the world but when it comes to helping those who need it the most, protecting the defenseless, making sure everyone has equal opportunities, we as a country SUCK and suck royally.  This is both a moral and cultural failure.  We can either make it better or a whole lot worse.  Right now, the scales are heavily tipped to a whole lot worse.  It is going to take a concerted effort to move the scales back in favor of justice and equality.  I am going to do everything I can.  I will encourage and support anyone who wants to help.  I will not tolerate for a second anyone who chooses the other side or who remains silent.  If you tell me you aren’t a racist or a bigot, the time has come to put up or shut up.

“All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.”-Edmund Burke

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‘Homeless spikes’ installed outside London flats | Telegraph

Metal spikes have been installed outside a block of luxury flats in London to deter homeless people from sleeping there.

But the installation of the studs has provoked criticism from some after a picture was uploaded to Twitter, the social networking site.

Users said the use of the studs meant homeless people were being treated the same way as pigeons, as similar metal spikes are used to deter them.

Andrew Horton, 33, of Woking, Surrey, took the picture of the inch long studs outside the flats on Southwark Bridge Road as he walked to work on Wednesday.

Mr Horton said: “I can’t say for certain but it certainly looked like they were placed there to deter homeless people.

"It’s dreadful.”

David Wells said on Twitter: “These Anti homeless studs are like the spikes they use to keep pigeons off buildings. The destitute now considered vermin [sic].”

However, others defended the studs.

Gavin Logan said on Twitter: “There will be a context behind those anti-homeless spikes. Possibly a last resort against someone who was aggressive and refused housing.”

People living in the flats, which sell for upwards of £800,000, said the metal studs were installed two weeks ago after a number of homeless people were seen sleeping there.

One woman resident, who asked not to be named, said: “There was a homeless man asleep there about six weeks ago.

“Then about two weeks ago all of a sudden studs were put up outside.

"I presume it is to deter homeless people from sleeping there.”

A couple, who also asked to remain anonymous, added: “It’s because of the homeless.

"The spikes have only been there very recently, less than a month.”

A man looking around the flats, a ten-minute walk from Southwark Underground Station, said the spikes would not put him off.

The man, who only gave his name as Peter, a lawyer, said: “But would you want homeless people outside your door?”

Homelessness charities said the use of metal studs to prevent rough sleepers is widespread and they have been installed on ledges and in doorways for more than a decade.

Kathrine Stokes, 39, of Hull, East Yorkshire, photographed studs outside Tesco in Regent Street, London and uploaded the picture on Twitter.

She said: “It’s sad. It demonstrates a meaness and a lack of humanity for people.”

Katharine Sacks-Jones, head of policy and campaigns at homelessness charity Crisis, said: “It is a scandal that anyone should sleep on the streets in 21st century Britain. Yet over the last three years rough sleeping has risen steeply across the country and by a massive 75 per cent in London.

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Actress Angelina Jolie is presented with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1844 Room on October 10, 2014 at Buckingham Palace, London. Jolie is receiving an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

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Bernie Sanders’ disgusting new campaign policy

I’ve talked a lot about Bernie Sanders this weekend and how I feel he hasn’t been taking the black liberation movement seriously enough. 

A lot of people have disagree with me. Some of them have mentioned that he just hired a black woman (Symone Sanders) to be his National Press Secretary. 

So after the disruption at Netroots Nation and Saturday’s disruption in Seattle and his new hire, what has Bernie learned?

NOTHING!

At the start of his rally in Portland tonight, Symone Sanders spoke to the crowd and warned them that protesters might cause another disruption. She said that if this happened, the new policy of the Sanders campaign is that she wanted the crowd to drown out what the protesters were saying by chanting, “We stand together!” over and over until the protesters stopped talking. 

I AM SO DISGUSTED BY THIS! SO COMPLETELY DISGUSTED. 

Not only has he chosen to not listen to these voices, he has chosen to patronize them. 

This is NOT what a partner in struggle does. This is insulting and offensive. How dare he?!

It’s like he’s patting a child on the head and saying, “What’re you crying for?” 

I am so glad that I did not give in to the criticism I was getting before for not accepting that Bernie was already a proven partner in liberation work. Fuck that! Actions speak louder than words and louder that policy platforms. This shows Bernie’s true feelings, and I am disappointed. 

The protests must continue! He is clearly not hearing the message!

I fixed the meme. It was dripping with sexism, so I cleaned it up with some fact.

Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are passionate supporters of LGBT rights. The difference between the two of them when it comes to this is that Bernie claims to have always been as progressive as he is now, whereas Hillary has never made that claim and has owned up to the fact that she–like America as a whole–has evolved on this issue.

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