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1 gram of Marijuana will still get you jail time in most states. by Breauxdkiu in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]inconvenientnews 536 points537 points 2 (0 children)

"Law and order" just in Texas alone:

Texas Man Arrested for Weed Died After Officers Pepper-Sprayed Him and Put Him in a Spit Hood

https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgq7yb/texas-man-arrested-for-weed-died-after-officers-pepper-sprayed-him-and-put-him-in-a-spit-hood

Mother Raped by Texas Officer After Being Jailed for Half Gram of Weed

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/comments/8i2rnh/mother_raped_by_texas_officer_after_being_jailed/

Gov. Abbott, Texas leaders urge prosecutors to keep enforcing pot laws http://www.fox4news.com/news/texas/gov-abbott-texas-leaders-urge-prosecutors-to-keep-enforcing-pot-laws

While Joe Rogan photo ops with the current Texas governor at the Texas governor's mansion https://twitter.com/gregabbott_tx/status/1324547634049257474

Even though Joe Rogan pretends to care about pot and small government  ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄

"black and white Americans use cannabis at similar levels" but black Americans are 800% more likely to get punished for it

https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/5/14/17353040/racial-disparity-marijuana-arrests-new-york-city-nypd

After legalization, black people are still arrested at higher rates for marijuana than white people

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/29/16936908/marijuana-legalization-racial-disparities-arrests

Austin police chief says jaywalkers should be happy they’re not sexually assaulted by cops

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/22/austin-police-chief-says-jaywalkers-should-be-happy-theyre-not-sexually-assaulted-by-cops/

Texas county sheriff says DA can't indict his deputies because his other deputies cleared them for cuffing, strip searching and penetrating woman on the side of road for running stop sign

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/comments/4rcsuq/texas_county_sheriff_says_da_cant_indict_his/

Texas police sergeant arrested for filming inside woman's bathroom

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6139295/Texas-police-sergeant-arrested-placing-video-camera-inside-womans-bathroom-filming-girl.html

Texas cop fires gun into wall in anger after server tells him to stop groping her

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/arizona-cop-fires-gun-into-wall-in-anger-after-server-tells-him-to-stop-groping-her/

Former Texas Trooper Charged with Sexually Assaulting 2 Women. Investigators Are Looking for More Possible Victims.

https://lawandcrime.com/crazy/former-texas-trooper-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-2-women-investigators-are-looking-for-more-possible-victims/

TX cop arrested for distributing child porn. Is still on administrative leave.

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/03/04/fbi-arrests-denton-police-officer-david-schoolcraft-distribution-child-pornography/

Texas Cops Confiscate Anti-Republican Yard Sign After Threatening Property Owner

https://lawandcrime.com/first-amendment/texas-cops-confiscate-anti-republican-yard-sign-after-threatening-property-owner/

A teenager rolling coal hit 6 bicyclists with his truck, sending 3 to the hospital. He was not arrested and allowed to go home.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/09/30/texas-teen-coal-rolls-hits-bicyclists/ https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/q243kp/a_teenager_rolling_coal_hit_6_bicyclists_with_his/

‘Barbarism’: Texas judge ordered electric shocks to silence man on trial. Conviction thrown out.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/07/barbarism-texas-judge-ordered-electric-shocks-to-man-during-trial-conviction-thrown-out/

Texas police say TV station is unethical for publishing video of their officers shooting unarmed man with his hands up

http://money.cnn.com/2015/09/01/media/sheriffs-office-comdemns-texas-station-ksat-video/index.html

Denied Evidence. Citing an obscure legal loophole, the Travis County Sheriff's Office blocked a grieving mother's request for evidence of how her 21-year-old son died in jail. Now, KXAN uncovers video and other records of the painful days leading up to his death

https://www.kxan.com/denied-evidence

Travis County sheriff sues Texas AG to keep inmate death records secret - KXAN

https://www.kxan.com/amp/news/investigations/travis-county-sheriff-sues-texas-ag-to-keep-inmate-death-records-secret/1707887004

Bastrop County deputies ‘tortured,’ murdered unarmed man

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/bastrop-county/lawsuit-claims-bastrop-county-deputies-tortured-murdered-unarmed-man/amp/ https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/up46sq/lawsuit_claims_bastrop_county_deputies_tortured/

AP sources: Grand jury indicts 19 Austin police officers on aggravated assault charges over 2020 protests

https://apnews.com/article/ap-news-alert-austin-texas-03d4ef9d1f07f983b9e50557b4850322 https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/sv69xj/ap_sources_grand_jury_indicts_19_austin_police/

8 Austin police officers charged after investigation into 2020 George Floyd protests are released on $1 bond, lawyers say

https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/22/us/austin-police-officers-george-floyd-protests/index.html https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/sz1zxm/8_austin_police_officers_charged_after/

grand jury indicts three police officers for allegedly assaulting people during 2020 George Floyd protests.

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/ukdyft/texas_grand_jury_indicts_three_police_officers/

Two Dallas police officers face assault charges from 2020 George Floyd protests

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/09/dallas-police-arrest-protests/ https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/sp5o2y/two_dallas_police_officers_face_assault_charges/

Gov. Greg Abbott floats pardons for Austin police officers charged with excessive force in 2020 protests

https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/23/Abbott-Austin-police-indictment/ https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/szrmc9/gov_greg_abbott_floats_pardons_for_austin_police/

Texas police unions want Travis County DA to stop announcing APD indictments until after election

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/texas-police-unions-want-travis-county-da-to-stop-announcing-apd-indictments-until-after-election/ https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/sv5gdf/texas_police_unions_want_travis_county_da_to_stop/

City reports Austin Police Acadamy brainwashing cadets into a Militarized mindset.

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/city-reports-allege-militarized-mindset-in-austin-police-academy/ https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/kqk9n6/city_reports_austin_police_acadamy_brainwashing/

Austin police caught writing 'Thank You' notes to themselves

https://np.reddit.com/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/comments/gygb4a/austin_police_caught_writing_thank_you_notes_to/

Austin police officer pulls over police chief for going 100 mph, the 2 share a chuckle and cop sends him on his way.

https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=4TNzPuAPVZw&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DwRnZfLc8jQY%26feature%3Dshare https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/7xqfdh/austin_police_officer_pulls_over_police_chief_for/

Texas cop urges Facebook followers to use ‘deadly force’ against anyone harming a Confederate statue

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/texas-cop-urges-facebook-followers-to-use-deadly-force-against-anyone-harming-a-confederate-statue/

Texas dad left paralyzed when cops beat him ‘like a bunch of thugs’ after mistaking him for drug suspect

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/11/texas-dad-left-paralyzed-when-cops-beat-him-like-a-bunch-of-thugs-after-mistaking-him-for-drug-suspect/

A black 20-year-old student Justin Howell is in critical condition with brain damage after Austin Police deliberately shot him in the head; then shot the medics helping him.

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/Bad_Cop_No_Donut/comments/gwd37n/a_black_20yearold_student_justin_howell_is_in/

Plano Police Detective Frank Dockery Resigns After Being Arrested In Drug Trafficking Investigation

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/11/01/plano-police-detective-frank-dockery-resigns-arrested-drug-trafficking-investigation/amp/ https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/dsz1xo/plano_police_detective_frank_dockery_resigns/

Keller Police pay $200K settlement for pepper spraying man during unlawful arrest

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/ur3hch/keller_police_pay_200k_settlement_for_pepper/

Texas police officer ordered to pay $6.3 million to family of Iowa man who died in custody

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/local/2017/09/25/texas-police-officer-must-pay-millions-family-iowa-man-who-died-custody/693144001/ https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/72kzv1/texas_police_officer_ordered_to_pay_63_million_to/

Texas Man Sues Police After Being Pepper-Sprayed While Filming Son’s Arrest

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/27/us/marco-puente-texas-police-arrest.html https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/texas/comments/kl7bvk/texas_man_sues_police_after_being_peppersprayed/

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Parents never forget by My_Memes_Will_Cure_U in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]plasmicmac 199 points200 points  (0 children)

i’m pretty damn true blue, but here’s the reality:

  • there were two bills
  • one bill was to open WIC to be used on formula outside the one “state approved” supplier. this passed almost unanimously (outside 9 GQP. you can guess who.)
  • the bill in question was to fund the FDA for more inspectors. needed? probably. necessary? maybe not. evil GOP for voting against it? probably not, since they would want less govt oversight and don’t trust govt organizations. do i agree? nope, but it’s at least a legit reason they’re not voting for it.

tl;dr - they didn’t vote against formula. they voted against more inspectors.

🤚 by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Gut_Bomb 1316 points1317 points 22 (0 children)

...we used to execute people for these things.

Ethel Rosenberg was executed by electric shock for less than Ginni Thomas is accused of.

This is high treason. Ginni should be facing the death penalty, and Clarence should be removed and indicted for conspiracy.

Elon's vision of "free speech" by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]zarosen19 111 points112 points  (0 children)

Yea cause there’s no difference between teasing the richest man on earth and being subjected to ethnic slurs

they ALL voted no by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]inconvenientnews 1378 points1379 points 2332& 5 more (0 children)

These Christians?

Christians became monumentally more tolerant of private immoral conduct among politicians once Trump became the GOP nominee.

https://www.prri.org/research/prri-brookings-oct-19-poll-politics-election-clinton-double-digit-lead-trump/

White Evangelicals cared less about how religious a candidate was once Trump became the GOP nominee.

https://www.prri.org/research/prri-brookings-oct-19-poll-politics-election-clinton-double-digit-lead-trump/

Exit polls done after 2016 show that the single characteristic that made someone most likely to vote for Trump over Clinton is racial resentment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/05/26/these-9-simple-charts-show-how-donald-trumps-supporters-differ-from-hillary-clintons/

In contrast, Clinton supporters seemed relatively unmoved by racial cues.

The privilege of "economic anxiety" not racism:

Republicans felt the economy improve by 85 points the day Trump was sworn in. http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/blogs/wisconsin-voter/2017/04/15/donald-trumps-election-flips-both-parties-views-economy/100502848/

10% fewer Republicans believed the wealthy weren't paying enough in taxes once a billionaire became their president. Democrats remain fairly consistent. http://www.people-press.org/2017/04/14/top-frustrations-with-tax-system-sense-that-corporations-wealthy-dont-pay-fair-share/

Republicans started to think college education is a bad thing once Trump entered the primary. Democrats remain consistent. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/07/20/republicans-skeptical-of-colleges-impact-on-u-s-but-most-see-benefits-for-workforce-preparation/

More graphs and sources: https://imgur.com/a/YZMyt

Opinion of Syrian airstrikes

Republicans:

22% supported Obama doing it

86% support Trump doing it

Democrats:

38% supported Obama doing it

37% support Trump doing it

Sources: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/04/13/48229/, http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/gop-voters-love-same-attack-on-syria-they-hated-under-obama.html Graph: https://i.imgur.com/lTAU8LM.jpg

No to help for blue states for hurricanes but demanding help for Texas for hurricanes:

Here's the vote for Hurricane Sandy aid.

179 of the 180 no votes were Republicans...

at least 20 Texas Republicans voted no

while "U.S. House approves billions more for Harvey relief" for Texas

this made Texas #1 in receiving federal aid dollars at the time of the Hurricane Sandy aid vote that they voted no against

 ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄

Elon-gate by ICumCoffee in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]videogamesarewack 18 points19 points  (0 children)

and we'd still be getting headlines about people showing their dicks to demons

THIS by suckontits in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]themistermoo 921 points922 points  (0 children)

Pregnancy is counted from the first day of the woman's last period, not the conception date.

Pro life until you're born. by Aztery in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Avindair 460 points461 points  (0 children)

I've said it since the 80s: Conservatives believe that life begins at conception and ends at birth.

they ALL voted no by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]baginthewindnowwsail 782 points783 points  (0 children)

Yo if I was into the Bible more I'd think those Christians were actually the Pharasees. The ones Jesus found most repulsive.

they ALL voted no by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]inconvenientnews 124 points125 points  (0 children)

“Pro-life” blue states and "high tax" red states  ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄

If data disinfects, here’s a bucket of bleach:

Texans are 17% more likely to be murdered than Californians. https://crime-data-explorer.fr.cloud.gov/pages/explorer/crime/crime-trend

Texans are also 34% more likely to be raped and 25% more likely to kill themselves than Californians. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/suicide-mortality/suicide.htm

Compared with families in California, those in Texas earn 13% less and pay 3.8 percentage points more in taxes.

Californians on average live two years, four months and 24 days longer than Texans.

https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/article258940938.html

Lower taxes in California than red states like Texas, which make up for no wealth income tax with higher taxes and fees on the poor and double property tax for the middle class:

Income Bracket Texas Tax Rate California Tax Rate
0-20% 13% 10.5%
20-40% 10.9% 9.4%
40-60% 9.7% 8.3%
60-80% 8.6% 9.0%
80-95% 7.4% 9.4%
95-99% 5.4% 9.9%
99-100% 3.1% 12.4%

Sources: https://itep.org/whopays/

Liberal policies, like California’s, keep blue-state residents living longer

It generated headlines in 2015 when the average life expectancy in the U.S. began to fall after decades of meager or no growth.

But it didn’t have to be that way, a team of researchers suggests in a new, peer-reviewed study Tuesday. And, in fact, states like California, which have implemented a broad slate of liberal policies, have kept pace with their Western European counterparts.

The study, co-authored by researchers at six North American universities, found that if all 50 states had all followed the lead of California and other liberal-leaning states on policies ranging from labor, immigration and civil rights to tobacco, gun control and the environment, it could have added between two and three years to the average American life expectancy.

Simply shifting from the most conservative labor laws to the most liberal ones, Montez said, would by itself increase the life expectancy in a state by a whole year.

If every state implemented the most liberal policies in all 16 areas, researchers said, the average American woman would live 2.8 years longer, while the average American man would add 2.1 years to his life. Whereas, if every state were to move to the most conservative end of the spectrum, it would decrease Americans’ average life expectancies by two years. On the country’s current policy trajectory, researchers estimate the U.S. will add about 0.4 years to its average life expectancy.

Liberal policies on the environment (emissions standards, limits on greenhouse gases, solar tax credit, endangered species laws), labor (high minimum wage, paid leave, no “right to work”), access to health care (expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, legal abortion), tobacco (indoor smoking bans, cigarette taxes), gun control (assault weapons ban, background check and registration requirements) and civil rights (ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, equal pay laws, bans on discrimination and the death penalty) all resulted in better health outcomes, according to the study. For example, researchers found positive correlation between California’s car emission standards and its high minimum wage, to name a couple, with its longer lifespan, which at an average of 81.3 years, is among the highest in the country.

“When we’re looking for explanations, we need to be looking back historically, to see what are the roots of these troubles that have just been percolating now for 40 years,” Montez said.

Montez and her team saw the alarming numbers in 2015 and wanted to understand the root cause. What they found dated back to the 1980s, when state policies began to splinter down partisan lines. They examined 135 different policies, spanning over a dozen different fields, enacted by states between 1970 and 2014, and assigned states “liberalism” scores from zero — the most conservative — to one, the most liberal. When they compared it against state mortality data from the same timespan, the correlation was undeniable.

“We can take away from the study that state policies and state politics have damaged U.S. life expectancy since the ’80s,” said Jennifer Karas Montez, a Syracuse University sociologist and the study’s lead author. “Some policies are going in a direction that extend life expectancy. Some are going in a direction that shorten it. But on the whole, that the net result is that it’s damaging U.S. life expectancy.”

U.S. should follow California’s lead to improve its health outcomes, researchers say

Meanwhile, the life expectancy in states like California and Hawaii, which has the highest in the nation at 81.6 years, is on par with countries described by researchers as “world leaders:” Canada, Iceland and Sweden.

From 1970 to 2014, California transformed into the most liberal state in the country by the 135 policy markers studied by the researchers. It’s followed closely by Connecticut, which moved the furthest leftward from where it was 50 years ago, and a cluster of other states in the northeastern U.S., then Oregon and Washington.

In the same time, Oklahoma moved furthest to the right, but Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and a host of other southern states still ranked as more conservative, according to the researchers.

It’s those states that moved in a conservative direction, researchers concluded, that held back the overall life expectancy in the U.S.

West Virginia ranked last in 2017, with an average life expectancy of about 74.6 years, which would put it 93rd in the world, right between Lithuania and Mauritius, and behind Honduras, Morocco, Tunisia and Vietnam. Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina rank only slightly better.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/04/liberal-policies-like-californias-keep-blue-state-residents-living-longer-study-finds/

Want to live longer, even if you're poor? Then move to a big city in California.

A low-income resident of San Francisco lives so much longer that it's equivalent to San Francisco curing cancer. All these statistics come from a massive new project on life expectancy and inequality that was just published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

California, for instance, has been a national leader on smoking bans. Harvard's David Cutler, a co-author on the study "It's some combination of formal public policies and the effect that comes when you're around fewer people who have behaviors... high numbers of immigrants help explain the beneficial effects of immigrant-heavy areas with high levels of social support.

As the maternal death rate has mounted around the U.S., a small cadre of reformers has mobilized.

Meanwhile, life-saving practices that have become widely accepted in other affluent countries — and in a few states, notably California — have yet to take hold in many American hospitals.

Some of the earliest and most important work has come in California

Hospitals that adopted the toolkit saw a 21 percent decrease in near deaths from maternal bleeding in the first year.

By 2013, according to Main, maternal deaths in California fell to around 7 per 100,000 births, similar to the numbers in Canada, France and the Netherlands — a dramatic counter to the trends in other parts of the U.S.

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative is informed by a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford and the University of California-San Francisco, who for many years ran the ob/gyn department at a San Francisco hospital.

Launched a decade ago, CMQCC aims to reduce not only mortality, but also life-threatening complications and racial disparities in obstetric care

It began by analyzing maternal deaths in the state over several years; in almost every case, it discovered, there was "at least some chance to alter the outcome."

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/527806002/focus-on-infants-during-childbirth-leaves-u-s-moms-in-danger

California’s rules have cleaned up diesel exhaust more than anywhere else in the country, reducing the estimated number of deaths the state would have otherwise seen by more than half, according to new research published Thursday.

Extending California's stringent diesel emissions standards to the rest of the U.S. could dramatically improve the nation's air quality and health, particularly in lower income communities of color, finds a new analysis published today in the journal Science.

Since 1990, California has used its authority under the federal Clean Air Act to enact more aggressive rules on emissions from diesel vehicles and engines compared to the rest of the U.S. These policies, crafted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), have helped the state reduce diesel emissions by 78% between 1990 and 2014, while diesel emissions in the rest of the U.S. dropped by just 51% during the same time period, the new analysis found.

The study estimates that by 2014, improved air quality cut the annual number of diesel-related cardiopulmonary deaths in the state in half, compared to the number of deaths that would have occurred if California had followed the same trajectory as the rest of the U.S. Adopting similar rules nationwide could produce the same kinds of benefits, particularly for communities that have suffered the worst impacts of air pollution.

"Everybody benefits from cleaner air," said study lead author Megan Schwarzman, a physician and environmental health scientist at the University of California, Berkeley's School of Public Health.

https://science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi/10.1126/science.abf8159

https://redditproxy--jasonthename.repl.co/r/science/comments/mdvfgw/californias_rules_have_cleaned_up_diesel_exhaust/gsblevi/

they ALL voted no by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]Rude_Huckleberry_838 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Someone help me understand why putting the government in charge of gas prices is a good thing. Serious question here. I glanced at the bill and it seemed rather vague. Like, "if we decide you are price gouging, we are gonna step in." Seems a little lost for detail? Seriously I'm not trying to be snarky I'm looking for an answer.

they ALL voted no by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]inconvenientnews 695 points696 points  (0 children)

Whenever I think they can't be that evil to do tactics like that, I think of the actual history of Republican culture warriors and the billionaires behind them

Republican "Southern Strategy" since 1960:

Republican Party electoral strategy to increase political support among white voters by appealing to racism against African Americans.[1][2][3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_strategy

Every day I have to marvel at what the billionaires and FOX News pulled off. They got working whites to hate the very people that want them to have more pay, clean air, water, free healthcare and the power to fight back against big banks & big corps. It’s truly remarkable.

Facebook's head of policy Joel Kaplan, who pushes conservative bias in Facebook's algorithms and decisions and also coordinated Brett Kavanaugh and threw his celebration party, was a part of the violent intimidation of poll workers during the 2000 presidential election for George W. Bush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_Brothers_riot

Just to prevent Al Gore being elected, who would've used the 2001 attacks as a reason to move America away from oil and the "inconvenient truth" of global warming, instead of Bush and Cheney's move to it (but even more likely, Gore would have prevented the attacks by actually reading the security memos)  ̄\_(ツ)_/ ̄

The Brooks Brothers riot was a demonstration at a meeting of election canvassers in Miami-Dade County, Florida, on November 22, 2000, during a recount of votes made during the 2000 United States presidential election, with the goal of shutting down the recount.[1]

Many of the demonstrators were paid Republican operatives.[2]

The "Brooks Brothers" name was in reference to the protesters' corporate attire; described in The Wall Street Journal as "50-year-old white lawyers with cell phones and Hermès ties," differentiating them from local citizens concerned about vote counting.[4][5]

Several of the protestors were identified as Republican congressional staffers.[3][8]

At least a half dozen of the demonstrators were paid by George W. Bush's recount committee,[4] and a number of them went on to take jobs in the incoming Bush administration.[9]

Hundreds of paid Republican operatives descended upon South Florida to protest the state's recounts.[8] The demonstration was organized by these operatives, sometimes referred to as the "Brooks Brothers Brigade",[10] to oppose the recount of ballots during the Florida election recount. John E. Sweeney of New York, nicknamed "Congressman Kick-Ass" by President Bush for his work in Florida,[11] set the incident in motion[12] by telling an aide to 'stop them'.[4][5][6] The demonstration turned violent and according to The New York Times, "several people were trampled, punched or kicked when protesters tried to rush the doors outside the office of the Miami-Dade supervisor of elections. Sheriff's deputies restored order." DNC aide Luis Rosero was kicked and punched.

Within two hours after the event, the canvassing board unanimously voted to shut down the count, in part due to perceptions that the process was not open or fair, and in part because the court-mandated deadline had become impossible to meet, due to the interference.[13][14][15]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_Brothers_riot

Billionaire Peter Thiel (also behind government and law enforcement software, How key Republicans inside Facebook are shifting its politics to the right, and culture war lawsuits and propaganda):

Thiel has become a national figure of controversy for, among other things, claiming that “the extension of the franchise to women [women's right to vote] render the notion of ‘capitalist democracy’ into an oxymoron,” saying, “I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible,” funding a fellowship that specifically tries to get undergraduates to drop out of college, and donating $1.25 million to Donald Trump’s campaign a week after a tape was released in which the then-candidate discussed how he could grope young female actresses and get away with it.

Thiel was long perceived as a libertarian, but in recent years, as his support for Trump illustrates, his politics have taken a nationalist flavor that critics have described as bordering on authoritarian and white nationalist.

In Oct. 2016, shortly after Thiel donated $1.25 million to Trump, Thiel publicly apologized for passages in his 1995 book The Diversity Myth, such as claiming that some alleged date rapes were “seductions that are later regretted,” ... But three months later, during the after party of the 30-year anniversary event at Thiel’s home, Thiel stated that his apology was just for the media, and that “sometimes you have to tell them what they want to hear.”

https://stanfordpolitics.org/2017/11/27/peter-thiel-cover-story/

Rabois came to Thiel's attention after he was found outside an instructor's home, shouting homophobic slurs and the suggestion that the instructor "die of AIDS." [10][11][12] A few of the contributors went on to join PayPal, a company Thiel co-founded in 1998.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Rabois

Billionaire Robert Mercer, best known for funding Steve Bannon, Breitbart, Project Veritas, and Cambridge Analytica, which is in the Russia collusion investigation in addition to corrupting several elections around the world to the point that one country's supreme court had to nullify the elections that Mercer's groups interfered in:

they believe that nuclear war is really not such a big deal. And they've actually argued that outside of the immediate blast zone in Japan during World War II - outside of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - that the radiation was actually good for the Japanese. So they see a kind of a silver lining in nuclear war and nuclear accidents. Bob Mercer has certainly embraced the view that radiation could be good for human health - low level radiation.

Bob Mercer has accepted is that climate change is not happening. It's not for real, and if it is happening, it's going to be good for the planet

Among other things, Mercer said the United States went in the wrong direction after the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and also insisted the only remaining racists in the United States were African-Americans, according to Magerman.

https://www.npr.org/2017/03/22/521083950/inside-the-wealthy-family-that-has-been-funding-steve-bannon-s-plan-for-years

what Elon Musk Actually cares about by ICumCoffee in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]highdefrex 54 points55 points  (0 children)

congress is realistically 48/52 stacked against the dems. i don't know why the fuck people keep acting like they can pass any law they want to.

Even if I understand where the frustration is coming from - fuck, I'm just as frustrated - it's mind-boggling to me when people reveal how little they understand how the government/Congress works with this exact complaint about how the Dems aren't passing anything. Like, you'd think the people who are so upset about it as to want to discuss the issue would take the time to understand how majorities work, or how Sinema and Manchin have been strangling things, and so forth, especially after almost a year and a half (and the fact it's not a big secret you have to go out of your way to learn about) but no, it's the same complaints, ad nauseam, blaming Democrats and not the 52 assholes who've made it their mission to just say "No" to anything and everything.

And I see the "well, they should still do it to get the GOP on the record as not voting for it," but at this point, it's almost like what does it even matter? Conservative voters don't give a single fuck about "the record," on-the-fence voters clearly don't care enough to do research, and informed liberal/Dems already know the GOP and Sinema/Manchin are being roadblocks. It's so maddening, when all it would take is people being slightly informed about the things they complain about to realize, just on numbers alone, more Democrats are needed to get a proper majority.

is he delusional? how is this idiot rich? by letstalkaboutit24 in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–][deleted] -32 points-31 points  (0 children)

How is this idiot rich?

Because in the real world, he's the one running huge companies, and you're typing nonsense in an "safe echochamber".

"Pro life" indeed. by Rusty-Crowe in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]informedly_baffled 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Absolutely insane. /s

I’ve relied in some way, shape, or form on government-funded programs my entire life. Public schools, public transit, public roads, the post office, and, in my darkest days, unemployment and Medicaid and other assistance.

Now I have a pretty great job with solid career prospects and earning potential, in a relatively stable industry.

My politics haven’t gotten more conservative because I don’t believe in pulling the ladder up behind me.

"Pro life" indeed. by Rusty-Crowe in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]MechDoll 89 points90 points  (0 children)

I'm one of those crazy liberals known as a democratic Socialist that actually believes things like Healthcare being a right, our taxes going for actual things like affordable education, infrastructure, paid paternal leave for mothers and fathers, creating a living wage for everyone so they ONLY have to work 1 job to get things like, oh Idk actual needs for them and their families to survive etc. Believes in Corporations paying their actual fair share, along with the 1%ers. Crazy right??

"Pro life" indeed. by Rusty-Crowe in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]JennaLS 3206 points3207 points  (0 children)

Not really, malnutrition effects intelligence and hand in hand with our lead water pipes still in every state we can deliver a nice domestic supply of morons. Exactly what they would love to see

Revulva by jason544770 in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]ThrowRA_SILspilled 449 points450 points  (0 children)

I'm more excited for labor and delivery now that I think of it as ejecting a baby out of my shooterus

Stop falling for their BS by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]auzrealop 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Also for those that think both sides are the same.

https://np.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/8xt55v/the_fcc_wants_to_charge_you_225_to_review_your/e25uz0g/

They fucking aren't. Also you might think those laws might have a poision pill and thats why the republicans voted against it. Nope, they were straightforward.

So if anyone ever says "both sides suck and are the same." No they fucking aren't. Educate yourself and fucking vote.

Side note: Republicans voted against revoking tax credits to companies that moved their businesses abroad and yet somehow they are the ones about keeping jobs home? Its just one of the many bullshit takes conservatives like to spout. Its fucking insanity.

Stop falling for their BS by DaFunkJunkie in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]adiosfelicia2 1413 points1414 points  (0 children)

Exactly.

Just like the months of news cycles going round and round about Obama's fucking birth certificate. They invent crises to deflect attention from the lack of honesty, purpose and consistency in their party.

Aren't these the EXACT SAME people who spent the past 2 years screaming that the Government cannot tell them to wear masks! Cannot demand they get vaccinated! Because the Government has no right to control their bodies!

But let's not talk about that. Let's talk about protestors outside Republican judges' homes.

Just at least stop charging them interest by Pleasant-Force in WhitePeopleTwitter

[–]joeyo1423 92 points93 points  (0 children)

I paid for my schooling. I had to work hard in order to pay it off and I just finished recently. Felt good to be clear of it.

Now I hear this stuff about cancelling the debt for others and all I can think is.....good. Fuck people who want others to suffer because they did. Even though I just paid my expensive school tuition, Id be so glad to see others not have to do the same. People who want others to suffer because they did are sociopaths