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Florida Democrats clucking over voter registration drives at local Chick-fil-A restaurants

How the proggies really feel...

How the proggies really feel…

From Fox News: Democrats in Pinellas County, Fla., are crying fowl over the supervisor of elections’ decision to hold voter registration drives at nine area Chick-fil-A locations earlier this week on National Voter Registration Day.

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Susan McGrath

Susan McGrath, head of the county Democratic Executive Committee and leader of the Pinellas Stonewall Democrats, a pro-LGBT equality group, says she is all in favor of getting out the vote — just not at Chick-fil-A, the Georgia-based fast-food restaurant chain beloved for its fried chicken sandwiches and its adherence to the Southern Baptist culture of its founder by closing on Sundays. The company’s CEO Dan Cathy has made multiple remarks in the past expressing a personal opposition to same-sex marriage.

According to the Tampa Bay Times and Creative Loafing, McGrath wrote a letter to Elections Supervisor Deborah Clark, who chose Chick-fil-A for the voter drives, saying: “As an elected official, you have a duty to be evenhanded and fair. Surely, you and your office staff do understand that using Chick-Fil-A as the base for voter registration activities is not only inherently unfair but overtly partisan as well. This company has a strong and well-understood history of anti-LGBT activism and is publicly associated with Republican Party values.

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Chick-fil-A’s anti-LGBT stance on display

(Hey McGrath! Did you know that Chick-fil-A distributed food and ice tea to those waiting in line to donate blood after the Orland shooting? Yeah, I didn’t think so.)

She compared it to a Democratic supervisor deciding to hold the event at Planned Parenthood and said the get-out-the-vote campaign might just as well be held at the county’s Republican Party headquarters.

McGrath suggested that a recent surge in the number of registered Democrats in the county may have been an impetus to hold the drive in a place Democrats tend to avoid. “While some Democrats may occasionally dine at Chick-fil-A (and perhaps even members of the LGBT community), the coordination of Pinellas voter registration activities with this right-leaning business very clearly conveys that your office is targeting Republican-leaning voters,” McGrath wrote.

A spokesman for Clark said her office will hold 350 voter drives at hundreds of locations this year. He did not address McGrath’s allegations, other than to say the popular chicken chain gets a lot of customers.

In her letter, McGrath strongly urged Clark’s office to reconsider holding future voter registration events at Chick-fil-A locations. 

Across the country, other food establishments are getting into the voter registration game. In Houston, a fleet of taco trucks is now doubling as voter registration centers throughout the city.

DCG

Bitterly Divided: How does America continue after the 2016 election?

Studies have shown that America is increasingly divided — racially, culturally, and politically. (See “Angry America: Politics more divisive than race, gender, or sexual orientation“)

america_dividedThe 2016 presidential election is making an already divided America even worse. (See “NYT openly advocates abandoning objectivity in reporting on Trump” and “Professor says Trump is so bad, university class doesn’t have to be balanced“)

It is especially bad in Hollywood:

  • Oscar-nominated writer Lionel Chetwynd, a prominent Hollywood conservative,  described the political atmosphere within the industry this fall as “toxic.”
  • Roger Neal, founder of the Hollywood PR-management firm NPR and a Trump supporter, told TheWrap that things are even worse for conservatives than usual in Hollywood — “Things have gotten really nasty in Hollywood lately. Some stars have gone to the far left this election and are really getting hostile. You don’t see that from the other side. There’s an unhealthy tension here right now.”
  • Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. says he has been bullied online, blacklisted by directors, and “attacked viciously in a way that I’ve never been attacked before” since speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

Here’s an example of liberal viciousness by a man I’d never heard of until today, Drew Magary, who writes for GQ.

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In a column for GQ, Magary tells any and all Americans who’ll vote for Trump to “fuck you”. His column is politely titled, “If You Vote For Trump, Then Screw You,” which, no doubt, was the work of his editor, for in his column Magary is far less restrained, preferring “fuck” to “screw” and peppering his prose with, by my count, 11 “fuck” this and “fuck” that. Magary also uses the same, tired old stereotype of conservatives as ignorant, redneck racists. YAWN . . . .

Wikipedia has a bare-bones entry on Magary, identifying him only as a columnist for GQ and other publications, a “humorist,” and the author of 3 books, who was an English major at Colby College.

Here are excerpts from Magary’s literary masterpiece:

“Trump is a liar and a crook, and he commits abominable acts at such a frenetic pace that they get lost in the fury surrounding whatever horrible thing he does next. […]

Regardless, in the end, people are still gonna vote for this man. Maybe not enough to get him elected, but still: it’ll be in the tens of millions. (Note to the people causing the polls to fluctuate: What the fuck is wrong with you? […]

Nothing that Trump says, no damning piece of Trump reportage, and certainly no opinion piece like this one will stop his voters from pulling the lever. Nor will anything stop Trump from being the officious, braindead goon that he is. He will never answer for his crimes, and there’s a frighteningly large portion of the electorate that will always love him for that.

And so I’d just like to say to that portion of the electorate: Fuck you. No, seriously. Go fuck yourselves. […]

Nothing’s gonna take down Trump at this point, so I’m not gonna bother. No no, this post is for ME. I am preaching to the sad little choir in my soul here.

Because while Trump is a miserable bastard, YOU are the people who have handed him the bullhorn. YOU are the people willing to embarrass this nation and put it on the brink of economic ruin all because you wanna throw an electoral hissy fit. YOU are the people who want to revolutionize the way America does business by voting for its worst businessman, a disgusting neon pig who only makes money when he causes problems for other people instead of solving them. YOU are the thin-skinned yokels who clutch your bandoliers whenever someone hurls the mildest of slurs at you (“deplorables”), while cheering Trump on as he leaves a bonfire of truly hateful invective everywhere he goes. YOU are the people willing to overlook the fact that Trump is an unqualified, ignorant sociopath because DURRRR HILLARY IS BAD TOO DURRRR.

You know what? No, she’s not. She’s fine. I lived through one Clinton, and I can live through another. My reasons for hating Trump are better than your reasons for hating Hillary. Show me all the arguments against her you like. You guys don’t give a shit about facts and research when it comes to Trump, so I’m not gonna give a shit about whatever clumsy meme you cook up to explain why she did Benghazi. Nope. Sorry. Fuck your arguments, and fuck you. […]

Trump is human waste. He is the worst of America stuffed into a nacho cheese casing, and he is emblematic of the kind of arrogant, flag-waving, trashy, racist moron that the rest of us have to DRAG kicking and screaming into the 21st century: Cliven Bundy, Sean Hannity, Kim Davis, and on and on and on. […] These are needy hillbilly loons who are just as starved for attention as Trump himself. […]

If you vote for him, you’re not making America great again. You are killing it. […] And you are revealing your breathtaking ignorance to everyone except for yourself. I can’t believe you can’t see this. I want you to see this. I wanna shine a big fucking light in your face and scream at you that Trump isn’t even qualified to be human, much less President. How are you gonna change the system if you elect some corrupt idiot who has no clue how to DO IT, huh? Can’t you see this? Haven’t you heard this asshole talk? THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?

But I already know that’s a futile effort. So fuck you, and fuck the GOP leaders who are too to stand up to you. I’m not gonna wish deportation or imprisonment or some kind of fantastical hyperbolic death upon you. I’m not gonna ask for a wall to be built on the Mason-Dixon line. No no, I think you people deserve the EXACT same fate as Trump himself, and that is to lose, badly. That’s what should happen to you. You and your hamburger puppet leader deserve to live the rest of your days arm-in-arm in disgrace, branded as losers for eternity. Because that’s what you are.”

Magary also actually believes that Hillary had pneumonia when she collapsed while leaving the 9/11 memorial ceremony.

Yeah right, a person who has pneumonia freezes up like this, and has to have the Secret Service grab you by the arm and shove you, face down, into a van.

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And then, 1½ hours later, that same person with “pneumonia” whose whole body froze and collapsed into the van, bounces out of an apartment building, smiling and cheerful, declares, “I’m feeling fine!,” then bends down to greet a little girl, thereby infecting her with “pneumonia” as well.

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Makes sense to me! – Not.

But Magary says it’s we who don’t “give a shit about facts and research.” Too funny.

The most charitable thing I can say about Magary is that he has Tourette’s Syndrome. I can’t believe anyone actually paid money to buy his books.

See also:

~Eowyn

More debate rigging to favor Hillary: The podiums are different

As this video points out, Hillary Clinton’s podium at the first presidential debate on September 26, 2016, is different from Donald Trump’s:

  • Hillary’s podium is narrower, so as to create the optical illusion that she’s bigger.
  • Hillary’s podium has a built-in “riser” to elevate her, so that she appears taller. (Hillary is 5′ 7″; Trump is 6′ 2″.)

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) would never have done this if Trump’s opponent were a man.

Here are the leaders and members of the Commission:

  • Co-Chairs:
    • Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr.: lawyer, politician, lobbyist; chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1983 to 1989.
    • Michael “Mike” D. McCurry: former press secretary for Bill Clinton’s administration; Washington-based communications consultant; associated with the firm Public Strategies Washington, Inc.

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  • Executive Director:
    • Janet H. Brown: According to the New York Times, “Brown is responsible for organizing and orchestrating” the presidential debates. “Brown has led the commission since its founding in 1987 and previously worked in staff positions at the White House, the Office of Management and Budget, the State Department and the Senate.”
  • Board of Directors:
    • Howard G. Buffett
    • John C. Danforth
    • Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
    • Charles Gibson
    • John Griffen
    • Jane Harman
    • Antonia Hernandez
    • Reverend John I. Jenkins
    • Jim Lehrer
    • Newton N. Minow
    • Richard D. Parsons
    • Dorothy S. Ridings
    • Olympia Snowe
    • Shirley M. Tilghman

Shame on all of you!

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H/t FOTM‘s josephbc69

~Eowyn

 

‘Kill white people’ is spray-painted on a highway wall and Black Lives Matter graffiti scrawled on Trump election signs

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From Daily Mail: ‘Kill white people’ and ‘BLM’ are among graffiti that has been spray painted across highway walls, homes and election signs in a week. Workers were forced to paint over a section of wall on Gornto Lake Road in Brandon, Florida, on Wednesday to conceal the words ‘kill white people’. At a nearby home, a Trump For President election sign was defaced with the letters BLM, which stands for Black Lives Matter, abcactionews.com reports.

Tampa has played host to a number of the movement’s protests in the wake of police killings of black men.

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It is not clear who is responsible for the graffiti but it is the latest in a string of racially charged incidents in and around the city. ‘For us it’s criminal mischief, it’s definitely racial. It’s racially indicative, it’s hate speech,’ said Larry McKinnonn on behalf of the sheriff’s department.

Earlier this year hundreds gathered to march in a Black Lives Matter Tampa protest. In July a local lawmaker proposed plans for a ‘Blue Lives Matter’ law to categorise police killings as hate crimes. More than 1million people have liked a local Blue Lives Matter Facebook page which promotes merchandise emblazoned with the slogan ‘hold the line’.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department has not yet traced who is responsible for the latest graffiti.  Detectives are appealing to members of the community for information.

Read the rest of the story here.

DCG

1st Trump-Hillary debate – Open Forum

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Location: Hofstra University in Long Island, N.Y.

Time: The debate begins at 9 pm (for the East coast) and 6 pm (for the West coast), and will last 90 minutes.

Moderator: Lester Holt, NBC News.

Format: Hillary, 68, won a coin toss and chose to take the first question. She will have two minutes to answer, after which Trump will be given equal time. Trump, 70, will then be given the first question at the beginning of the next segment.

Would you believe that Hillary’s name is mis-spelt in the debate ticket? LOL

2016-first-presidential-debate-ticketA Reuters/Ipsos poll released today has half of America’s likely voters saying they would rely on the debates to help them make their choice.

Please say a prayer for America — for God’s mercy that we be spared a President Hillary.

~Eowyn

Ted Cruz endorses Trump; Glenn Beck ‘sad’; Heidi goes back to Goldman Sachs

What a commentary on the peculiar times in which we live that a Republican endorsing a fellow Republican is big news.

Yesterday, Ted Cruz, who was a bitter rival of Donald Trump during the GOP primaries, announced his endorsement of Trump in a post on his Facebook page:

This election is unlike any other in our nation’s history. Like many other voters, I have struggled to determine the right course of action in this general election. […]

After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.

I’ve made this decision for two reasons. First, last year, I promised to support the Republican nominee. And I intend to keep my word.

Second, even though I have had areas of significant disagreement with our nominee, by any measure Hillary Clinton is wholly unacceptable — that’s why I have always been #NeverHillary. […]

Our country is in crisis. Hillary Clinton is manifestly unfit to be president, and her policies would harm millions of Americans. And Donald Trump is the only thing standing in her way.

Cruz then gave additional reasons for why he will vote for Trump, foremost of which are these two:

  1. The Supreme Court: “For anyone concerned about the Bill of Rights — free speech, religious liberty, the Second Amendment — the Court hangs in the balance…. We are only one justice away from losing our most basic rights, and the next president will appoint as many as four new justices. We know, without a doubt, that every Clinton appointee would be a left-wing ideologue. Trump, in contrast, has promised to appoint justices ‘in the mold of [Antonin] Scalia.’ […]today the Trump campaign provided that, releasing a very strong list of potential Supreme Court nominees — including Sen. Mike Lee, who would make an extraordinary justice — and making an explicit commitment to nominate only from that list. This commitment matters, and it provides a serious reason for voters to choose to support Trump.”
  2. Obamacare: “The failed healthcare law is hurting millions of Americans. If Republicans hold Congress, leadership has committed to passing legislation repealing Obamacare. Clinton, we know beyond a shadow of doubt, would veto that legislation. Trump has said he would sign it.”

Cruz concluded with these words:

“If Clinton wins, we know — with 100% certainty — that she would deliver on her left-wing promises, with devastating results for our country. My conscience tells me I must do whatever I can to stop that.”

By Cruz’s own yardstick, his No. 1 fan Glenn Beck is without conscience.

After Cruz announced his endorsement of Trump, Beck wrote in a rambling post on Facebook:

“Profoundly sad day for me. Disappointment does not begin to describe my feelings. Maybe it is time to go to the mountains for a while.”

glenn-beck-reacts-to-ted-cruz-endorsing-trumpDuring the GOP primaries, Beck had touted Ted Cruz as the fulfillment of Mormon end-days prophecy, and told evangelical Christians that if they don’t vote for Cruz, they’re not listening to God.

After Cruz lost the primaries, Beck went off the deep end: He was on suicide watch and hinted at assassinating Trump.

Honestly, I’m surprised Glenn Beck still has listeners.

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Meanwhile, now that Ted Cruz is out of the presidential race, he doesn’t have to pretend to be one of the little people any longer. His wife is back at Goldman Sachs.

Dakin Campbell reports for Bloomberg, Sept. 23, 2016, that “Heidi Cruz, who left Goldman Sachs Group Inc. last year to help her husband Ted Cruz in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, is returning to the bank in a newly created role in the Houston office.

According to a memo to staff Friday from Tucker York, Goldman Sach’s global head of private-wealth management, Heidi Cruz will concentrate on helping to win new clients, focusing on “strategic relationships,” whatever that means.

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~Eowyn

BETRAYAL: Republican former Pres. George H.W. Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton

Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend is the former Lt. Governor of Maryland and the daughter of the late Robert “Bobby” Kennedy.

On Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, Townsend posted on her Facebook page a picture of herself shaking the hand of former Republican president George Herbert Walker Bush, with this caption: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!”

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Townsend told Politico in a telephone interview that she had met with Bush in Maine earlier that day, where he made his preference known that he was voting for Hillary. Townsend said, “That’s what he said.”

A spokesman for Bush did not deny it. He told ABC News:

“The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote. He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.”

Remember my post 7 months ago on whether Bush had made a throat-slashing gesture at Trump at the GOP debate in Houston, Texas on Feb. 25, 2016?

At the time, I gave Bush the benefit of doubt.

I no longer do.

See also “Barbara Bush says she loves Bill Clinton“.

By the way, there’s a rumor that Barbara Bush is the (unacknowledged) daughter of British occultist satanist Aleister Crowley, which would make George W. Bush Crowley’s grandson.

H/t Constitution.com

~Eowyn