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#1504167 --- 08/27/17 09:37 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/robert-e-lee-apos-descendant-163800611.html

Robert E Lee's descendant tells Trump to stop defending Confederate statues: 'How dare you'

A descendant of Confederate general Robert E Lee has called for all statues of him to be pulled down and claimed Donald Trump has “no idea” what he is talking about when he defends them.
They are part of history and should be left alone!

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#1504213 --- 08/28/17 02:52 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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Like a good neighbor-----

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/28/us/texas-harvey-latest/

Mexico has offered its help

Gov. Greg Abbott says he has been in touch with Mexican officials, who have offered supplies such as food and boats. Abbott mentioned that his office will keep in touch with Mexico's government, which also helped just after Hurricane Katrina.

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#1504217 --- 08/28/17 03:53 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Originally Posted By: kyle585
https://www.yahoo.com/news/robert-e-lee-apos-descendant-163800611.html

Robert E Lee's descendant tells Trump to stop defending Confederate statues: 'How dare you'

A descendant of Confederate general Robert E Lee has called for all statues of him to be pulled down and claimed Donald Trump has “no idea” what he is talking about when he defends them.
They are part of history and should be left alone!


And what better way to preserve history that to put them in museums right next to the holocaust exibits?

If the Wright Flyer were 'left alone' as you put it, it would be gone already.
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#1504227 --- 08/28/17 10:15 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: Timbo]
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Those statues have been there for years and now all of a sudden they are offensive to people! People need to suck it up and not be so thin skinned and offended by every little thing that comes along! We are becoming a nation of wimps!

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#1505653 --- 09/29/17 06:38 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.businessinsider.com/air-force...-get-out-2017-9

After racial slurs were found on dormitory message boards belonging to five black cadet candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School this week, the academy's superintendent offered a harsh rebuke of racism, misogyny, and other forms of bigotry.

"If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, then you need to get out. If you can't treat someone of another gender, whether that's a man or a woman, with dignity and respect, then you need to get out," Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria said to a gathering of Air Force Academy cadets, flanked by academy officers and staff.

"If you demean someone in any way, then you need to get out," he added. "And if you can't treat someone from another race or of different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out."

Lt. Col. Allen Herritage, director of public affairs for the academy, told Air Force Times that the slurs were found Monday. According to a photo posted on Facebook by one cadet candidate's mother, "go home n----r" had been written on one of the boards.

"This is why I'm so hurt!" she said in the post, which was posted on Wednesday and taken down on Thursday, according to Air Force Times. "These young people are supposed to bond and protect each other and the country. Who would my son have to watch out for? The enemy or the enemy?"

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#1505665 --- 09/29/17 09:22 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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How do you know the black cadets didn't write it for attention?

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#1505680 --- 09/30/17 06:28 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
How do you know the black cadets didn't write it for attention?
The General must be very confident that is not the case to bring 5,000 Air Force people together and give this speech. He is going to look like a real idiot if that turned out to be the case.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/opinions/t...itis/index.html

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#1505697 --- 09/30/17 10:23 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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May never know! Wouldn't be the first time it was done!

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#1505701 --- 09/30/17 12:09 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
May never know! Wouldn't be the first time it was done!
I can't tell you how disgusted I am by this comment.

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#1505709 --- 09/30/17 12:49 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
Those statues have been there for years and now all of a sudden they are offensive to people! People need to suck it up and not be so thin skinned and offended by every little thing that comes along! We are becoming a nation of wimps!

Oh, stop lying. It hasn't been 'all of a THE sudden". People and groups have been lobbying to have them removed for well over a century now. In fact, Robert E. Lee was one of the most vocal opponents of them.

With all the work you put into being thoroughly uninformed, you could reduce your efforts by half if you'd only take the time to actually learn something. I everybody emulates your way of 'thinking' then were well on our way of becoming a nation of blithering idiots.

You can begin your education here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Removal_of_Confederate_monuments_and_memorials
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#1505733 --- 09/30/17 01:39 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: Timbo]
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The problem is we have to many people like you who think they know everything but don't have a clue!

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#1505747 --- 09/30/17 06:54 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/30/trump-attacks-mayor-san-juan-puerto-rico-hurricane-243329

Trump picks risky Puerto Rico fight

'They want everything to be done for them,' the president tweets amid mounting criticism of his administration's disaster response.

By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM and MARC CAPUTO 09/30/2017 07:50 AM EDT
Updated 09/30/2017 03:17 PM EDT

The natural disaster in Puerto Rico has escalated into a firestorm for President Donald Trump, whose Saturday twitter attack on the mayor of San Juan drew harsh condemnations, new charges of insensitivity, and warnings about political fallout.

In a series of Saturday morning tweets, Trump blasted the “poor leadership ability” of Puerto Rican officials, who he said “want everything to be done for them.” Trump also said the island’s leaders “are not able to get their workers to help,” and accused the Democratic mayor of San Juan—who has publicly criticized his administration’s response to Hurricane Maria—of scoring partisan political points.

Even Republicans were uncomfortable seeing television images of suffering Puerto Ricans juxtaposed with Trump’s fighting words, tweeted from his luxury golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

“He is definitely not helping,” said Republican state Rep. Bob Cortes, a Puerto Rico native who lives in Central Florida, which has seen a huge influx of Puerto Rican families in recent years. Cortes added that the controversy “gives [Democrats] a platform to register new voters.”

Other Republicans also worry that Trump’s comments could be a godsend to Democrats in Florida—a swing state whose Puerto Rican population of more than 1 million is expected to swell as people flee the storm's aftermath.

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#1505748 --- 09/30/17 07:00 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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From Fox news.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/...ery-effort.html

TRUMP CHANGES TUNE

President Trump on Saturday defended his administration’s hurricane recovery effort in Puerto Rico and questioned the leadership of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz who is criticizing the president's effort to get supplies, electricity and other relief to the U.S. island.

But after facing criticism over his attacks of the mayor, Trump tweeted praise for several other officials involved in the recovery, including the governors of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He also praised Puerto’s Rico’s representative in Congress.

Cruz also argued that Lt. General Jeffrey Buchanan, appointed Thursday to lead the administration’s response on the U.S. island, says he will need more troops and equipment.

“So, who am I?” she asked. “I'm just a little mayor from the capital city of San Juan. This is a three star general telling the world right now he does not have the appropriate means and tools to take care of the situation.”

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#1505749 --- 09/30/17 07:02 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ret-lt-gen-honor%C3%A9-while-the-president-golfs-san-juans-mayor-is-living-on-a-cot_us_59cfd879e4b05f005d348cd2?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Retired Lieutenant General: While Trump Golfs, San Juan’s Mayor Is ‘Living On A Cot’

“And the president has shown again, you don’t give a damn about poor people.”

By Sebastian Murdock

For me, Harvey was monumental in Texas because of the amount of flood damage,” Buchanan added. “But the impact here is completely different. It’s like an atomic bomb went off. With all of the wind impact knocking down trees, electrical lines &#8213; it’s just a very different disaster.”

Honoré said the military response to the 3.5 million people without power and supplies should have happened much sooner.

“Not giving the mission to the military” was the first mistake, Honoré said in his interview with CBS. “Look, we got Army units that go do port openings. Not called. We got special forces that could’ve been in every town. Not employed.”

In another interview with CNN, Honoré tied Trump’s response to a overall lack of compassion to marginalized people.

“And the president has shown again, you don’t give a damn about poor people,” Honoré told CNN. “You don’t give a damn about people of color and the SOB that rides around in Air Force One is denying services needed by the people of Puerto Rico.”

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#1505757 --- 09/30/17 09:01 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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I new the race card would be played!

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#1505765 --- 10/01/17 12:58 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
I new the race card would be played!
Nobody plays the race card as well as Trump. He is the premier race baiter of our time.

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#1505766 --- 10/01/17 01:00 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
I new the race card would be played!
This comment was by the man in charge of Katrina for President Bush. Certainly a man with expertise in this topic like no one other I can think of.

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#1505801 --- 10/01/17 08:22 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: gassy one
I new the race card would be played!
Nobody plays the race card as well as Trump. He is the premier race baiter of our time.
Idk! I think groups like Black Lives matter do a good job of playing the race card!

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#1505810 --- 10/02/17 12:53 AM Re: Racists Silent [Re: gassy one]
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http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/01/politics/donald-trump-price-hurricane-golf-weekend/index.html

Trump's whiplash weekend heightens questions over leadership

By Kevin Liptak, CNN White House Producer

Updated 6:07 PM ET, Sun October 1, 2017

In the span of seventy-two hours, President Donald Trump has fumed and fired a health chief with a penchant for taxpayer-funded private jets, bragged about a recovery process in Puerto Rico that bears little resemblance to reality on the ground, lashed the mayor of the island's capital city for questioning the federal response, and viewed a golf tournament from the "commissioner's suite" at a country club that costs $500,000 to join.

The whiplash weekend just past the eight-month mark of Trump's presidency reflects an administration still dictated by the personal whims of the President, who aides and friends describe as continually agitated by a series of unfulfilled campaign promises and convinced the counsel from his hired hands has steered him woefully off course.

As Trump settled into another weekend at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club, the questions about his competence as leader grew louder. Widespread suffering on Puerto Rico has been unmatched by the rhetoric coming from the White House, where the recovery effort is described in far rosier terms.

Questions about Trump's leadership are not new, but the unmet needs of Puerto Rico — the majority of the island is without power, while drinking water and fuel remain scarce — have placed his shirking of presidential norms into sharper relief than ever.


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#1505864 --- 10/02/17 08:19 PM Re: Racists Silent [Re: kyle585]
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Not a state! Not a priority! Puerto Rico is nothing but a giant vacuum cleaner sucking money out of the USA!

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