Thomas.” A boy at the war front. Another Red lost to a useless war. My first real friend, Maven told me once. I realize now the spaces between the words. The things unsaid. He loved that boy as he claims to love me.
On Tuesday, constituents from King’s district traveled to his Washington, D.C., office for an afternoon meeting with his legislative director Jared Culver. According to the Huffington Post, the group waited about 25 minutes for Culver before deciding to leave.
Vanessa Marcano-Kelly tweeted about the experience.
Minutes later, King responded to 32-year-old Marcano-Kelly, who is an immigrant from Venezuela.“Do you always lie in English?” King said.
Marcano-Kelly is a Spanish-speaking translator and interpreter. Some of her tweets on her Twitter account are written in Spanish when she attended a conference in Venezuela. But King decided to use her bilingual skills and talents against her. Read more (4/27/17 11 AM)
Unless you watch a lot of gaming videos on YouTube, you probably haven’t
heard of JonTron, the boyish comedy vlogger who’s ignited the internet
with an extended display of public racism — but you will soon.
Jon “JonTron” Jafari is a popular gaming YouTuber —
he boasts 3 million followers — who has been making content since 2010.
More recently, however, JonTron has been getting attention online for a different reason. After Iowa Rep. Steve King received backlash for a xenophobic tweet that
essentially called all nonwhite Americans “somebody else’s babies,”
JonTron jumped in with a racist tweet of his own to defend him.
JonTron’s racist tweet was one thing, but his live debate made it so much worse. Read more (3/16/17 4:09 PM)
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King appeared to publicly endorse the supremacy of white Western cultures, over those of non-white immigrants — again.
Responding to a tweet from a European right-wing Twitter account about “Islamists” in the Netherlands, King praised far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders and said, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”
Since King is an American politician who does not live in the Netherlands it’s hard to see how “our civilization” could mean anything other than white people in that context.
On Monday King doubled down on his comments to CNN, telling them he meant “exactly what he said.” Read more (3/13/17 11:20 AM)
“Our English language is a big part of it. It’s a carrier of freedom. Wherever the English language has gone, globally, freedom went with it,” Rep. Steve King said on CNN on Monday
The idea that freedom accompanies English everywhere is demonstrably false, as former subjects of the British Empire can attest. In fact, a bulk of modern history was shaped by the cultural and military violence and slavery that followed the English language as it traversed the globe — from brutal British colonial rule in Africa and Asia, to the trans-Atlantic slave trade, to slavery in the U.S. and the massacre and forced assimilation of Native Americans.
In a Monday appearance on MSNBC, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said that no other group has contributed more to civilization than white people. Host Chris Hayes, shocked at King’s remark, sought to clarify the comment. King then got even more specific and named the three regions he thinks have contributed th most.
Iowa congressman Steve King, who laughably believes white people contributed the most to civilization, went after Colin Kaepernick on Tuesday by claiming the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s activism is “sympathetic” to ISIS. How did he make that mental leap? By stereotyping Kaepernick’s girlfriend.
i must be new here but whats wrong with hickmans avengers?
ooooooh it depends on what you read about it and which post you’re referring to if you mean something i specifically said.
hickmanvengers –– fandom portmanteau for simplicity’s sake –– is like what man of steel was to the DCU. started out with good intentions, aesthetically gorgeous, but ultimately colorless, gruesome and full of unnecessary casualties.
[ N.B. in case anyone has only recently stumbled across this blog / comics / ‘hickman’ this discussion (i use that term v. loosely lmao) refers to the latest run of avengers comics before the secret wars event and before the current avengers run of all-new marvel i.e. avengers vol. 5(2013-15) and new avengers vol. 3 (2013-15). both ended earlier this year in june.]