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Trump just called immigration an 'invasion.' So did the New Zealand shooter.
President Trump and a New Zealand shooter have picked some eerily similar words.
On Friday morning in Christchurch, New Zealand, attacks by at least one shooter at two mosques left 49 people dead. The alleged gunman, who has been arrested, was found to have a manifesto where he declared “we are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history,” per The Kansas City Star. The purported shooter specifically decried the “millions of people pouring across our borders.”
Hours later, a shockingly similar phrase came from the president. Trump, after vetoing a bill that would’ve blocked his national emergency declaration to access border wall funding, briefly condemned the shooting before pivoting back to border talk. There are “crimes of all kinds coming through our southern border,” Trump said, adding that “people hate the word ‘invasion,’ but that’s what it is.” Shortly after Trump calls the attack in New Zealand, where shooter called his victims “invaders,” a “horrible thing,” he goes on to talk ab
trumpPropaganda  immigration  cultureWars  racism 
4 days ago by joeybaker
'Yelp for conservatives' MAGA app leaks users data
63red Safe app left its backend API exposed online without authentication.
cultureWars  notSiliconValley  securityNegligence 
7 days ago by joeybaker
Democrats won't let Fox News host primary debates, citing 'inappropriate' relationship with Trump
The DNC cites a recent article in The New Yorker that characterized Fox as an agent of the Trump White House.
trumpPropaganda  cultureWars  informationWar 
13 days ago by joeybaker
House bill requires pornography filter on all phones, computers purchased in Kansas
Two bills introduced in the Kansas House on Wednesday generate funding for human trafficking programs by requiring all new internet-capable telephones or
governmentOverreach  censorship  cultureWars 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Stop Letting Republicans Lie on TV About Climate Science
Conservatives have been repeating the same handful of absurd talking points for years. Why aren’t reporters calling them out?
politicalLies  climateChange  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
The GOP is now the party of neo-Confederates
They’ve been encouraged to come into the open by Trump’s appeals to racism and xenophobia.
racism  trumpPropaganda  popularUnrest  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
An Armed Extremist Group in Georgia Is Threatening Violence If Stacey Abrams Wins
Ahead of Tuesday’s midterm election in Georgia, an armed militia has threatened violence if Stacey Abrams wins the governor’s race. In a since edited Facebook post, the far-right group III% Security Force Intel referred to the Democratic candidate as a “flag burning, gun grabbing, socialist bitch.” The group mentioned their love for Donald Trump and wrote, “Guns Up!”
racism  popularUnrest  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
State Rep’s Outline For Killing Non-Believers In Holy War Is Referred To FBI
A Washington state lawmaker who moonlights as a wannabe theocrat has stumbled into FBI scrutiny over a how-to guide he...
religion  governmentIncompetence  cultureWars 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Suspect's Gab Posts Are Part of a Pattern
It may never be entirely clear why Cesar Sayoc and Robert Bowers chose to carry out violent attacks. But their social media activity, on places like Gab and Twitter, mirrors a broader increase in anti-Semitism on the internet.
cultureWars  religion 
october 2018 by joeybaker
The Far Right Represents Only 6% of U.S. Citizens, Study Says. 67% Make up the 'Exhausted Majority.'
Just 8% of respondents make up the far left. Two-thirds of Americans, meanwhile, are in the middle and exhausted.
cultureWars 
october 2018 by joeybaker
NYPD Under Fire for Not Arresting Alt-Right Group Seen Violently Beating Up Protesters
Over the weekend, videos and photos of the alt-right group the Proud Boys beating up protesters outside a Republican event in New York City on Friday have been shared thousands of times on social media. But, according to multiple accounts, none of the attackers have been arrested by the NYPD, despite multiple officers being on the scene that night.
policeIncompetence  cultureWars 
october 2018 by joeybaker
New EPA chief liked racist Obama memes, retweeted conspiracy theorist
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a history of social media engagement that includes liking a racist meme of the Obamas and retweeting a renowned conspiracy theorist.
trumpAristocracy  trumpIncompetence  cultureWars 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Senate rejects Paul's effort to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding
The Senate rejected an effort by GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) to attach a provision blocking federal funding for Planned Parenthood to a massive government spending bill.
casteingTheLowerClass  healthcare  governmentIncompetence  cultureWars  win 
august 2018 by joeybaker
Reagan’s Son: Trump’s Base Would Pick Putin Over Any Democrat As U.S. President
“The most important thing to them is that Trump seems to hate the same people they hate,” Ron Reagan says.
cultureWars  informationWar  fearmongering  trumpAuthoritarianism  authoritarianism 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Man arrested after shouting ‘womp, womp’ and pulling a gun on immigration protesters
The armed counterprotester was chased across the park by the people he’d threatened.
cultureWars 
july 2018 by joeybaker
Rodrgio Duterte tells soldiers to shoot female rebels in the vagina
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last week told soldiers to shoot female rebels in their genitals, the latest in a series of violent, misogynistic remarks. Addressing a group of former communist rebels on 7 February, Duterte, who served as a city mayor before becoming President, appeared to encourage Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to target women in conflict.
authoritarianism  cultureWars 
march 2018 by joeybaker
In Leaked Chats, WikiLeaks Discusses Preference for GOP Over Clinton, Russia, Trolling, and Feminists They Don’t Like
Chats from a private Twitter group show that WikiLeaks plotted against critics and opined on the U.S. presidential election, often in a sexist manner.
cultureWars  trumpPropaganda 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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