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Mike Pompeo Gets Slapped Down On Twitter For Saying Teaching Kids About Racism Is ‘Really Dangerous’

Like dozens of other delusional Republicans, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is seriously considering seeking the 2024 GOP nomination for president, even though his chances of winning are probably about 1 percent or even lower.

But despite the longshot odds Pompeo is facing, he felt a need to weigh in on the crisis du jour for his party these days: Critical race theory.

Critical race theory has suddenly become the hot-button issue for Republicans, even though it has never been taught in any public school and is only found in some legal theory classes at university-level law schools.

Pompeo entered the fray on Twitter, posting this:

The founding of the United States was flawed. Slaves were deemed to only have 3/5ths of the value of a white man, but were still counted at that decreased rate for the purpose of the census so that Southern states would agree to ratify the Constitution. Women were not allowed to vote, either. Neither were men who didn’t own property in many states. Does that sound fair and equitable?

This country was indeed founded on racist principles, with 41 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence being slave holders! There was no independence for slaves, and shouldn’t every student know that fact? It’s essential to understand why the actions of men and women such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks were so important and resonated with millions of Americans.

Soon after he fired off his Tweet, Pompeo got plenty of reaction on social media, where many reminded him that truth is always a good thing, especially when it shines light on the ugly past of this country:

The United States is imperfect. Every nation is. But we can take comfort in these words that express what we hope to strive for each and every day, generation to generation:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

A more perfect union should always be our goal. And we can only reach that goal by telling the truth, no matter how horrible it might be.

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WATCH: Racist Trumpkin Gets Publicly Shamed For Calling 5-Year-Old Girl A ‘Terrorist’

You’ve probably never heard of John Turano. He’s one of the many Trump-worshiping idiots who prowl the streets of this country and feel they have the right to scream whatever insult comes to mind, even if that invective is hurled at a child.

In the video below, which is going viral, a woman approaches three Trump supporters in Los Angeles and tells them:

“You called my 5-year-old cousin a terrorist.”

The woman, named Rawan, and her cousin, are Palestinian-American. To them, Turano replies:

“Looks like one. It doesn’t matter what age you are.”

Rawan then tells Turano:

“You’re calling a 5-year-old a terrorist.”

Turano’s smug, moronic daughter, Bianca responds:

“But this is America, we can say whatever we want. Freedom of speech.”


Later in the video, John Turano tells the woman and her little cousin to suck his dick as his equally disgusting daughter adds:

“You guys are terrorists, get out of here. If you hate America so much leave.”

A boy with Rawan and her cousin then shouts at Daddy Turano:

“I don’t hate America — I just hate [inaudible] fucks like you!”

Donald Trump has emboldened assholes like John and Bianca Turano. Trump has given them cover to be as offensive as they want because some of the neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville earlier this year are “very fine people,” according to the president.

Trump and many of his supporters are cancers on this country that need to be excised as soon as possible.

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

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WATCH: Racist Gun Store Owner Refuses To Sell To Black Man – Because He Might Be A Criminal

The NRA and their minions who say they support the right of every American to own a gun apparently have a major problem with African-Americans joining their ranks.

If you want proof, look no further than Hopkins Gun & Tackle in Richmond, Virginia. Chris King Mason, a black man, went into the store and was almost immediately refused service. As Mason wrote on Facebook, where he also posted a video of the encounter with the store owner:

“The owner of this store refused to sell me any firearms. His reason was simply and I quote ‘I will not sell you or your friend any firearms because my reason to believe is that you will sell them to someone else.’ At first, I presumed that he wasn’t serious because I am a regular customer, until he stood by his decision not to sell me anything and ask that I remove myself from the store.”

When Mason tried to reason with Hopkins, he was threatened. Hopkins said he would call the cops:

“We have to follow all federal guidelines and we’re not gonna sell you a gun. And if you don’t go ahead and leave the premises I’m gonna call the police.”


Mason then commented directly on the video he was filming with his cell phone:

“So I just walked in Hopkins Gun & Tackle and before I could say anything this man right here said he would not sell me a firearm. And his reason? What’s your reason again? You don’t need a reason?”

Here’s a bet I’m more than willing to make: I bet $100 that if Mason had been white, Hopkins would have sold him as many guns as he wanted.

In America, where green is the only color that should matter, there’s still plenty of morons who are still hung up on black and white.

Here’s the video:

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

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Chief Of Staff Confirms That Trump Is Under Investigation By Mueller (VIDEO)

Ever since the investigation into the 2016 election began, President Trump has steadfastly maintained that he isn’t personally under investigation.

Shortly after Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed earlier this year, Trump said former FBI Director James Comey had assured him he wasn’t part of the counterintelligence investigation being conducted by the FBI. And while that may be true in regard to counterintelligence, Comey didn’t offer any assurances that Trump wasn’t under criminal investigation.

And on Monday, just hours after indictments of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates were unsealed in Washington, the president was on Twitter trying to distract from the growing scandal:

And yet, when White House Chief of Staff John Kelly appeared on The Ingraham Angle Monday evening, he clearly suggested that his boss is indeed being investigated, telling the host:

“It’s very distracting to the president, as it would be to any citizen, to be investigated, while at the same time trying to carry the weight of what it means to be president of the United States on his shoulders.”


If that’s not confirmation, what exactly is?

As for Kelly’s whining that it’s an added “weight” on Trump to know he’s under the microscope while trying to do his job, all I can say is BOO FREAKING HOO! If he can’t handle the pressure, maybe he needs to step aside and let a legitimately elected person run the country. Someone like Hillary Clinton, who got nearly 3 million more votes than the Orange Menace.

Also, Trump made a choice to associate with unsavory characters like Manafort and Gates. He appointed Michael Flynn to one of the highest positions in the administration despite the fact that he was on the take from both the Russian and Turkish governments. You know the old saying: You are the company you keep.

So here’s a bit of advice for Trump and Kelly: No one wants to hear your pathetic whining. And we don’t believe any of your lies.

Here’s Kelly on Fox News:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIPfK0z6nLc

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

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Former NFL Coach Mike Ditka On Anthem Protests: There’s Been ‘No Oppression In The Last 100 Years’

Former Chicago Bears head coach and player Mike Ditka simply cannot understand why some NFL players feel a need to kneel during the national anthem as a way to bring attention to discrimination against African-Americans. After all, Ditka maintains, there hasn’t been any oppression in the United States for the past 100 years.

Ditka was interviewed by Jim Gray on Westwood One, and the vocal Trump supporter sounded like he’d just gotten his talking points and marching orders from the White House:

“I think that you have to be color blind in this country. Have you got to look at a person for what he is and what he stands for. And how he produces. All of a sudden it’s become a big dealing now about oppression. There has been no oppression in the last 100 years that I know of.”

No oppression in the last 100 years? Really, Mike? How about these facts that you conveniently overlooked:

  • In the South, an estimated two or three blacks were lynched each week in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In Mississippi alone, 500 blacks were lynched from the 1800s to 1955. Nationwide, the figure climbed to nearly 5,000.
  • Until 1965, blacks could not vote in most Southern states.
  • There was once a time in this country when African-Americans were forced to use separate bathroom facilities, go to woefully inadequate public schools, and ride at the back of buses.


The 77-year-old Ditka then added:

“I don’t care who you are, how much money you make. If you don’t respect our country, then you shouldn’t be in this country playing football. Go to another country and play football. If you can’t respect the flag and the country, then you don’t respect what this is all about. So I would say adios.”

Hey, Mike, are you aware that the flag you worship so much is nothing but a piece of cloth? It seems the flag and the anthem are being made into idols for us to all worship, which is complete bullshit. The Founding Fathers didn’t mention tests of loyalty or patriotism. And the fact that this entire matter has been stirred up by a “president” who may well have committed treason with Russia is even more galling.

Flags and national anthems are nothing but symbols. And as such, they can be ignored or rejected as each of us chooses.

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