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Ted Nugent Disgustingly Compares Himself To Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks

Washed-up rock star Ted Nugent says he’s just like civil rights icon Rosa Parks because at the height of the COVID pandemic, he refused to wear a protective mask.

During an appearance on right-wing media outlet Real America’s Voice, Nugent bragged:

“What a beautiful statement, ‘I will not comply.’ I’m like Rosa Parks with a Glock. You try to give me a stupid, immoral, nonsensical, arbitrary, capricious, punitive, mandate mask puke, and I will not comply.”

According to HuffPost, this isn’t the first time Nugent has compared himself to Parks:

Nugent has a history of invoking Parks during his right-wing screeds. In 2019, he blasted a Michigan law that banned the baiting of deer and elk, and called it a “Rosa Parks moment” when hunters refused to comply, according to the Detroit Free Press. And in 2013, amid reports that then-President Barack Obama could issue an executive order to help reduce gun violence, Nugent also made the comparison.

“There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks, and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed,” Nugent told World Net Daily.

In 2007, Nugent publicly threatened former president Barack Obama, suggesting at a concert that Obama could “suck on my machine gun.”

And in 2018 Nugent called survivors of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, “liars,” “soulless,” and “poor, mushy-brained children” after they began advocating for gun control in the United States.

Nugent’s latest comparison of himself to Parks got him significant blowback on social media.

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Civil Rights Crime Justice Department

Kyle Rittenhouse Facing Federal Charges As DOJ Is Called On To Review Case

Accused Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty by a jury of his peers today, with NBC News reporting:

Rittenhouse was charged with reckless homicide in the slaying of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and intentional homicide in the death of Anthony Huber, 26.

He also faced a charge of attempted intentional homicide for severely wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, a 27-year-old paramedic from suburban Milwaukee who was there that night volunteering his medical services, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety.

But Rittenhouse is not in the clear legally. He could still face federal charges, and the Justice Department is being called on review the case and see if he should be charged.

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted out a call for the DOJ to take a close look at Rittenhouse:


Specifically, Rittenhouse could face being charged with federal civil rights violations and a hate crime. That decision will have to be made by the DOJ, and it could impact future cases of this type when protesters are targeted by those who disagree with them.

So while Kyle Rittenhouse may be in the clear for the moment, there’s a very good chance he’s going to be back in court very soon, and his luck will eventually run out.

 

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Civil Rights Donald Trump Jr. GOP Whining Social Media

Don Jr. And Lauren Boebert Own Themselves By Spreading BS About Meat Rationing By Joe Biden

There’s an old saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin that goes, “Believe none of what you hear and believe half of what you see.”

Sadly, however, not everyone practices that helpful axiom, especially those who are intent on repeating lies and conspiracy theories such as the majority of right-wing political figures in the United States these days.

If you need proof that some people are too damn lazy to even do a simple Google search before they post something on social media, consider the case of Donald Trump Jr. (aka Traitor Tot) and Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who is in the running with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

Junior and Ms. Boebert ran across a report from Fox News that claimed President Joe Biden’s plan to combat climate change would include encouraging Americans to reduce their meat consumption by 90% within the next 10 years.

Problem is, as fact-check websites pointed out, that’s simply not true:

“At no point in this speech did Biden announce any initiative to impose a limit on red meat consumption. At no point in his presidency has Biden suggested policies aimed at limiting red meat consumption.”

Yet despite that, Boebert and Don Jr. started tweeting and getting others to retweet the lie:

Lies. All of it. No one is cutting anything. As many people pointed out, stupidity is a terrible thing:

The next time you think you’ve encountered the dumbest person on the face of the planet, remember that Junior and Klanny Oakley are too stupid and lazy to spend 10 seconds doing some research on the internet.

 

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Civil Rights WTF?!

WATCH A Fox News Host SHRED David Clarke For Disrespecting John Lewis

Former Milwaukee County Sheriff and wannabe Trump administration member David Clarke appeared on Fox & Friends Saturday morning to discuss President Trump’s pending address at the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum later in the day and was asked what he thought about Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) refusing to attend. To that, Clarke gave a snide reply:

“John who?”

Co-host Eboni Williams was having none of it, telling Clarke:

“John Lewis — he was bloodied on the Selma bridge, Sheriff, when trying to protest voting rights and a variety of other things.”

Clarke said he knew who John Lewis was, but then proceeded to label him one of the “most irrelevant members of Congress.”


Again, Williams called Clarke out:

“Sheriff let me say this to you. For you to say that nobody cares about John Lewis is inaccurate because I assure you that there are many people across this country that absolutely do care about him.

“As for your commentary on his political record as a congressman, I’m actually not even addressing that part because this museum opening is about the civil rights of American citizens, so when it comes to his record on that, Sheriff Clarke, I think that it’s pretty undisputed.”

When Clarke tried to assert that most people under 35 have no idea who Lewis is and that LBJ only got the Civil Rights Act passed with the votes of Republicans, Williams again shut him down:

“I appreciate that history lesson but as somebody that holds a degree on the subject I really don’t need you to update me on who was required for Lyndon B. Johnson to pass the Civil Rights Act.”

David Clarke is a bully and an idiot. It’s no wonder he and Donald Trump are such big fans of one another.

Watch Eboni Williams take David Clarke to school:

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Civil Rights Discrimination Racism

WATCH Rick Santorum Get Slammed For Saying The Racism Debate ‘Is The Problem’

Now that Republicans realize the leader of their party, President Trump, is a racist who sees no problem giving aid and comfort to members of the KKK, alt-right, and neo-Nazis, they’re trying to convince us the real problem in America is the very fact that we talk about racism in the first place.

Such was the case Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union, where former Pennsylvania GOP Senator Rick Santorum was on a panel with Bakari Sellers and Nina Turner, both of whom are African-American. Sellers began by commenting:

“It won’t change until individuals who look like [Nina Turner] and I decide that enough is enough. And so many people confuse patriotism and prejudice. And what we saw on display [in Charlottesville] was so much prejudice. And I hope that individuals, especially white evangelicals in American decide to stand up and say enough is enough.”

Poor little Ricky Santorum said he (like so many conservatives) thinks the discussion of race is the problem. That probably has a lot to do with the fact that his party is on the wrong side of the issue:

“You see, that’s the kind of talk that really, I think, causes problems. That says somehow or another, if you’re white, you’re somehow racist… I don’t know anybody who has spoken [in favor of white supremacy] but then to say this is larger problem is just — I would just say we have problems of racism in this country. But tying that to white supremacists, I think is a whole different thing.”


Turner took Santorum to school by reminding him:

“Two hundred and fifty years worth of slave, almost 100 years worth of Jim Crow in this country. The fact that the systems in this country still treat black folks… as second class citizens. And part of what the [Sen. Rick Santorum] doesn’t want to face is also part of the problem… nobody has said that all white people are racist.”

Sellers then finished Santorum off by saying he hoped he was uncomfortable with the topic:

“I hope that you’re uncomfortable with the conversation. Because this conversation is uncomfortable. But it’s something that we have to deal with.”

Apparently Santorum and many of his colleagues in the GOP are under the mistaken impression that if you ignore something and pretend it doesn’t exist, it’ll go away. But it hasn’t, and silence won’t help.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica