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Chapo Trap House #sexist #racist #moonbat #homophobia nytimes.com

The people in the crowd were angry, and “Chapo Trap House” wanted them to stay that way. The five hosts of the popular socialist podcast wanted everyone to know they had all been lied to. About everything.

The media they consumed was fake news aimed to distract them from the only war worth fighting: the class war. Politesse, civility, even pleasure — those were tools of the neoliberal oppressor. The right answer is rage.

“That joy,” the Chapo co-host Will Menaker said to the crowd gathered in Iowa City on the eve of the Iowa caucus. “That’s good but it’s not as good a motivator when you’re really going to war as spite.”

“Let the hate feed you,” the co-host Amber A’Lee Frost added as the audience roared.

And it does. Especially toward other Democrats.

Supporters of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are “gelatinous 100-year-olds.”

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg is “a bloodless asexual.”

“The gayest thing about him is he descends from an ethnic group that’s like a little toy dog,” Ms. A’Lee Frost said.

When Senator Elizabeth Warren’s name came up, the crowd made the sound of a snake hissing. She had accused Senator Bernie Sanders of saying that a woman could not beat President Trump, and so she is a snake.

“Yes, my sssssoldiers,” Mr. Menaker said.

Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s run appalls them. “Beat him so badly that this midget gremlin won’t even have a shot even with a trillion dollars,” Mr. Menaker said.

“Kill him,” someone shouted from the audience. These were jokes, of course. Everyone was laughing.

As Mr. Sanders rises in the polls and claims strong showings in early states, a new set of media stars is on the rise, too. Leading the pack are the hosts of “Chapo Trap House,” the Pied Pipers of the candidate’s online movement.

In their rowdy, vulgar weekly podcast, they are stoking the fires of a political insurgency led by their 78-year-old idol. The man stands for the movement, the movement is the man.

“Our boy Bernie” they call him.

The fivesome of “Chapo Trap House" are not the only bards of the new American left — there is “Red Scare” and another whose name cannot be printed — but they have led the way for a movement that together generates millions of dollars a year. They are on their way to becoming the socialist’s answer to right-wing shock jock radio. Their primary targets, in evidence at that show in Iowa, are not the Republican Party or even Mr. Trump but rather centrist liberals, whom they see as the major obstacle to a workers’ revolution.

The main draw of the show is their banter, the hosts distilling the news of the week and checking in on their favorite and least favorite characters. But they have had major guests, including Mr. Sanders himself.

“These people on top are so powerful that the only way we bring them down, the only way we make the kinds of transformation this country absolutely requires is when millions of people are prepared to stand up and fight back,” Mr. Sanders said during his interview.

And the Sanders campaign maintains a close relationship with the podcast. His senior adviser, David Sirota, and his national press secretary, Briahna Joy Gray, have also been on the podcast. At the Iowa show, a Sanders volunteer stood at the door with fliers and pins to hand out and an email list to gather names.

Their followers — on the night in Iowa City more than 700 strong — come to hear them rage for three hours against the student debt, the high rent, the dead-end creative class jobs, and the feeling of hopelessness fighting against a liberal political establishment that seems polite when they are angry.

They were promised a better life, a more dignified life, and they are done waiting for it.

An additional challenge is that as the free-floating anger they stoke finds community, it is escalating and souring into sometimes violent and ugly rhetoric — the kind of rhetoric that other Democratic contenders have fashioned into a major critique of Mr. Sanders.

On Monday, the Sanders campaign fired a campaign organizer, Ben Mora, after his private Twitter feed was revealed to include derogatory comments about 2020 candidates. The Chapo hosts publicly supported Mr. Mora, praising his organizing work and saying, “I hope the campaign doesn’t cave to these whiners and losers.”

For the hosts and their fans, those sort of tweets and the podcast language are all jokes. The audience understands the difference, they argue, and anyway the real problem with the Democrats is that they’re overly sensitive. A bunch of self-serious P.M.C.s (members of the professional-managerial class).

George Zimmerman, Larry Klayman and Joel Gilbert #wingnut #conspiracy #racist news.yahoo.com

POLK COUNTY, Fla., Feb. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the legal counsel for George Zimmerman announced the filing of a complaint in Polk County, Florida (Case Filing No. 103505613), against presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren. The complaint can be found at www.larryklayman.com, alleges that the two maliciously defamed George Zimmerman, using the February 5th birthday of Trayvon Martin as a pretext to demagogue and falsely brand Zimmerman as a white supremacist and racist to their millions of Twitter followers. Their Tweets were well-covered by the media and extensively retweeted.

The obvious intent of Buttigieg and Warren's Tweets is alleged race baiting, in an attempt to draw African American votes during this Democrat presidential primary season, stated Larry Klayman Zimmerman's lawyer.

Both defendants, Buttigieg and Warren, are alleged in the complaint to have acted with actual malice, as it is widely known that Zimmerman was acquitted of murder based on self-defense. Moreover, as depicted in the recent documentary, The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America, the Hispanic George Zimmerman was a minority advocate who was active in mentoring black youth before the tragic encounter with Trayvon. In the well-publicized film, Zimmerman recounts how he was stalked by Martin and badly beaten before eventually using a lawful firearm in self-defense. The film and a companion book also provide uncontrovertible evidence that Zimmerman was allegedly framed by the fake witness, and that witness fraud is the subject of a lawsuit filed in December 2019.

(Submitter’s Note: Larry Klayman is a paranoid nutcase with a history of filing frivolous lawsuits targeting members of the Democrat Party in order to use discovery to obtain “dirt” for Republican operations. The aforementioned documentary is the creation of Joel Gilbert, another conspiracy theorist with a long history of bullshit right-wing “documentaries”, like “Dreams of My Real Father”, which claims that Barack Obama’s father wasn’t Barack Obama Sr. and that his mother was actually a porn star)

saoyraan #sexist reddit.com

(The discussion was about 1920 and the suffragette movement; the commenter I was replying to said they were surprised that so many women were okay with not being able to vote)

darkphoenixff4: It's not a surprise, when you consider history. Fact is, if all your life you've been told you CAN'T do something, the idea of changing that and doing that thing is scary to a lot of people. It's why freed dictatorships tend to revert to dictatorship under a new dictator; the people there are used to someone stomping on them, so they're confused and afraid because no one is doing it anymore. When the new dictator comes along, it pushes them back into what is "normal" for them.

saoyraan: Well then at what point are women free to choose and can be free to choose while men can't. It is a gender role for the man to man up take his lot on life and move on. It is also the role that men have to be heroes and sacrifice their well being to serve the community. This is a definition of a gender role. Women had a gender role as well and that was the caretaker and the motherly figure. This is why laws basically in divorce favor children being taken from men and the house to them. You seem to be saying the grass is greener on the other side but it is still grass. Women during those times accepted the roles and positions. You are hyper focusing on one aspect of human nature while demonizing another in order to pump you social justice values but without thought or reason. Societies change and standards changed throughout history on this very subject and tons of studies and discussions on this. Not even is ot just western culture but the same social patterns developed in human history in different cultures worlds apart. When your hatred and seeking to demonize a particular group o suggest studying history. At some point you have to realize the genders have traits that prompt certain behaviors over the other. Humans are animals and still fall into that category that most SJW forget.

darkphoenixff4: Thanks for that giant misogynist screed. In response, I say go fuck yourself.

Kenneth Copeland #fundie rightwingwatch.org

Kenneth Copeland: Hatred Toward Trump ‘Opened the Door’ for the Coronavirus Outbreak

During services at his Eagle Mountain International Church on Sunday, prosperity gospel preacher and Trump evangelical adviser Kenneth Copeland declared that hatred toward President Donald Trump had opened this nation to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak but that the outbreak will soon be over because Christians’ prayers “have overwhelmed it.”

Copeland, who last week hosted a “Standing Against Coronavirus” special during which he healed viewers of the disease through their television screens, claimed that he was lying in bed last Friday night when he suddenly received word from the Lord, which he hurriedly wrote down.

“This disease called COVID-19 will be over much sooner than you think,” God reportedly told Copeland. “Christian people all over this country praying have overwhelmed it. Give Me all the glory, saith the spirit of grace. And many, many people will come to know Me through it. I am still Lord over this nation and I am on the throne and faith in Me changes things!”

“There’s been some really nasty things that have happened this year—last year and this year—that I’m quite certain—well, I know—opened the door to a lot of this,” Copeland continued. “Displays of hate and hatred by politicians toward the president. And hate on both sides. The Democrats hate him, and we have some people that hate them because they hate him.”

“This fussing and this fighting going on in this government just opened the doors wide to this country just to bring this trash in here and just slam us with it,” he added. “When we get to hating people in this nation openly and publicly in political office and it breaks down the divine protection over this nation, we get hit.”

“Well, we just got hit,” Copeland concluded.

Bonus message from the same interview:

Multi-millionaire televangelist Kenneth Copeland tells viewers that even if they lose their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak, they must continue giving to the church: "Whatever you do right now, don't you stop tithing!”

- https://twitter.com/RightWingWatch/status/1240628868966502400

Donald Trump #dunning-kruger #wingnut washingtonpost.com

President Trump is likely to announce restrictions on U.S. funding for the World Health Organization this week over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, as the administration and conservative allies ramped up their criticism that the United Nations agency catered to China early in the outbreak and jeopardized global health.

Trump hinted at a temporary hold on U.S. funding Friday but said he wanted to wait until after Easter to announce anything. He said his administration would discuss the organization “in great detail” this week, adding he did not want to go further “before we had all the facts.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other U.S. officials are expected to recommend to Trump how to dock or condition payments to the agency as Republicans in Congress seek documentation of WHO dealings with China, said people familiar with White House and State Department discussions who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversations.

“They are very, very China-centric,” Trump said Friday. “China always seems to get the better of the argument and I don’t like that, I really don’t like that. I don’t think that’s appropriate. I don’t think it’s fair to the American people.”

Speaking at the daily White House coronavirus news conference, Trump focused on the level of U.S. funding and the disparity with China’s contribution. The administration review is expected to be broader, to consider how well the agency responded in December, January and February as the virus began spreading rapidly in China and then beyond its borders, said the people familiar with the talks.

Mike Pompeo #racist spiegel.de


Annoyance among the G7 foreign ministers: A joint declaration on the corona crisis failed on the Americans. According to SPIEGEL information, they insist on a dubious name for the virus.

The G7 foreign ministers were supposed to meet in Pittsburgh this week, but the summit had to be canceled due to the corona virus. Instead, the G7 foreign ministers are joining forces for a four-hour video conference on Wednesday.

It will be a premiere across thirteen time zones.

So that no Secretary of State has to get up in the middle of the night, the video switch in the US capital Washington starts at 7 a.m. local time, in Tokyo it is already 8 p.m.

Things look relaxed for the European G7 members: The period from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m. is kept free in Heiko Maas' calendar .

However, there is not much left to discuss as things stand.

Because the idea of ​​a joint declaration by the seven important industrialized countries on the corona crisis is on the brink , according to information from European diplomatic circles . The reason is a dispute over what the pandemic should be called.

Accordingly, the State Department insists on the name "Wuhan virus". US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo represents the line of his president. Donald Trump speaks mostly of the "Chinese virus" at press conferences and on Twitter.

Original German:

Streit über "Wuhan-Virus"
Ärger unter den G7-Außenministern: Eine gemeinsame Erklärung zur Coronakrise ist an den Amerikanern gescheitert. Die beharren nach SPIEGEL-Informationen auf einem zweifelhaften Namen für das Virus.

Eigentlich sollten sich die Außenminister der G7-Staaten diese Woche in Pittsburgh treffen, doch wegen des Coronavirus musste der Gipfel abgesagt werden. Stattdessen schalten sich die G7-Außenminister am Mittwoch zu einer vierstündigen Videokonferenz zusammen.

Es wird eine Premiere über dreizehn Zeitzonen.

Damit kein Außenminister mitten in der Nacht aufstehen muss, startet die Videoschalte in der US-Hauptstadt Washington um 7 Uhr Ortszeit, in Tokio ist es dann bereits 20 Uhr abends.

Zeitlich entspannt sieht es für die europäischen G7-Mitglieder aus: Im Kalender von Heiko Maas ist der Zeitraum von 12 bis 16 Uhr freigehalten.

Doch nach Lage der Dinge gibt es nicht mehr viel zu besprechen.

Denn die Idee einer gemeinsamen Erklärung der sieben wichtigen Industriestaaten zur Coronakrise steht nach Informationen aus europäischen Diplomatenkreisen vor dem Aus. Grund ist ein Streit über die Frage, wie die Pandemie genannt werden soll.

Demnach besteht das State Department auf der Bezeichnung "Wuhan-Virus". US-Außenminister Mike Pompeo vertritt damit die Linie seines Präsidenten. Donald Trump spricht auf Pressekonferenzen und auf Twitter meist vom "chinesischen Virus".

Bernie-Or-Else Website #moonbat #conspiracy bernieorelse.com

(This could very well be a Russian trolling operation, but it’s definitely trending on Twitter, along with #DemExit…)

IT WAS BERNIE OR BUST. NOW IT'S #BERNIEORELSE

ESTABLISHMENT DEMOCRATS CAN'T DEFEAT TRUMP WITHOUT US

2313 HAVE PLEDGED THEIR SUPPORT TO VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE – IF IT’S BERNIE SANDERS
TAKE THE #BERNIEORELSE PLEDGE

> In the 2020 Presidential Election, I refuse to vote for the Democratic nominee unless it's Senator Bernie Sanders.
>
> No party is entitled to my vote. I refuse to "vote blue no matter who." Policy over party.

(From the FAQ section)

**Are you pro-Donald Trump?**
Absolutely not.

Trump style politics are the result of late-stage capitalism and the type of appeasement politics suggested by candidates like Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, and Amy Klobuchar.

The clear answer to defeat Donald Trump (and prevent the rise of an either further right-wing authoritarian) is by nominating Bernie Sanders. The Sanders platform is a clear rebuke of Trumpist policy, uncompromisingly.

**Is this a Russian operation?**
Scapegoating Russia is another example of establishment Democrats failure to recognize the shortcomings of horribly unpopular “moderate” candidates and policies.

Not every “out-of-the-mainstream” viewpoint you find online is a Russian bot.

Jason Kenney and the Conservative Party of Alberta #fundie #sexist huffingtonpost.ca

EDMONTON — A bill that many worry will restrict Albertans’ access to abortion, LGBTQ health care and contraception passed the first reading in the province’s legislature Thursday.

United Conservative MLA Dan Williams, who represents Peace River, introduced the Conscience Rights (Health Care Providers) Protection Act, which aims to assert freedom of conscience and religion for health providers.

“Health care providers should never have to choose between their most deeply held beliefs and their job,” said Williams in a written statement released after the vote.

The private member’s bill would amend the Alberta Human Rights Act to include “conscientious beliefs” as a basis for protection from discrimination, or refusal of employment. Basically, doctors would be able to refuse treatments or referring patients for treatments they are “morally” opposed to. These could include things like abortions, gender-affirming surgery or even contraception.

It passed first reading with support along party lines, with 36 UCP MLAs in attendance in favour and all 15 NDP MLAs opposed. Now it will move to a standing committee.

Critics of the bill, including the opposition NDP, worry it’s a roundabout way of reopening the abortion debate, something UCP Premier Jason Kenney said he wouldn’t do.

“I can’t see this being anything other than another backdoor attempt to bring forward legislation specifically looking at abortion, reproductive services, perhaps questions around gender and diverse communities that are seeking treatment from medical doctors,” said NDP health critic David Shepherd Wednesday.

Doctors and nurses from across the province have also taken to social media to speak out against the bill.

In February, ahead of the provincial election, Kenney, a catholic, said his party “would not engage” in a debate around abortion.

“I’ve been clear about that,” the now-premier said at the time. “A United Conservative government will not address this issue, will not engage in this debate, will not initiate legislation.”

Despite this, Kenney’s UCP were heralded by anti-abortion advocates as potentially being one of the province’s “most pro-life” governments in history. As a Conservative MP under Stephen Harper, Kenney had a history of voting in favour of pro-life legislation and a motion in 2012 to explore whether a fetus was a human being before birth. That motion was defeated in the house.

Kenney has not commented publicly on Williams’s bill. Williams denies the private members’ bill is intended to curtail abortion and other services, but rather that it’s in response to an Appeal Court of Ontario ruling this spring.

Ontario’s high court found physicians who object on moral grounds to contentious issues like abortion must still offer patients an “effective referral” to another health provider.

Timothy Wilson #wingnut #conspiracy #psycho dailykos.com

Given the intensity of the conspiracy theories on the radical right that have arisen around the coronavirus pandemic—particularly the number of rightists claiming that government lockdown orders are an initial step in the imposition of a tyrannical order—it was only a matter of time before the U.S. experienced its first coronavirus-related act of domestic terrorism.

On Tuesday, a Missouri man named Timothy Wilson made preparations to set off a car bomb at a local hospital in suburban Belton, which was intended as a revolt against the stay-at-home order issued by Belton’s mayor, but his plan was cut short by an FBI raid. When he apparently resisted with a weapon, he ended up being shot and killed.

Wilson had been the subject of an ongoing domestic terrorism investigation since September, according to an FBI statement. “Wilson was actively planning to commit an act of domestic terrorism—a bombing—and over the course of several months had considered several targets,” it read.

A number of far-right extremists have claimed that the pandemic is secretly a cover for the imposition of a totalitarian “globalist” government. Wilson, who was a participant in neo-Nazi chat rooms, decided to enact a plan he had already concocted for creating a car bomb and use it on a hospital in Belton, the FBI said.

“Wilson considered various targets and ultimately settled on an area hospital in an attempt to harm many people, targeting a facility that is providing critical medical care in today’s environment,” the statement read. “Wilson had taken the necessary steps to acquire materials needed to build an explosive device.”

There was no actual bomb. Wilson had arrived at a residence in Belton with his own vehicle, believing the person there had constructed a device for him. It's unclear whether Wilson was shot by FBI agents as they moved in to arrest him, or whether he shot himself.

The FBI’s interest in Wilson apparently originated with his heavy involvement in some of the same neo-Nazi factions that have produced a string of arrests in recent months. Nick Martin at The Informant reports that Wilson “was an admirer of the 1980s terrorist group The Order and had ties to two active neo-Nazi organizations.”

One of Martin’s sources identified Wilson as the Telegram user “Werwolfe 84,” which enabled Martin and Elon University computer science professor Megan Squire to determine Wilson’s involvement in two public Telegram channels for neo-Nazi groups: one for the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and one for the violence-oriented Vorherrschaft Division (VSD).

Lt. Col. Jonathan C. Dowty #ableism #fundie dailykos.com

Excerpt from an article on DailyKos about this guy

The “Christian Fighter Pilot” is Air Force Lt. Col. Dowty, a former fighter pilot turned paper pusher after being rejected for a position as an instructor at the Air Force Academy. The organization that I work for, the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) has been aware of Lt. Col. Dowty and his blog for many years, mainly because MRFF and its president Mikey Weinstein are the favorite subject of Dowty’s so-called “ministry.” As of 2012, when I wrote the piece mentioned in the first paragraph, Dowty had written an astounding 432 posts tagged with either MRFF or Weinstein’s name. That was the number as of seven years ago, and Dowty has continued his diatribes against MRFF ever since, sometimes with multiple posts in the same week, bringing his tally of posts about MRFF to well over 1,000.

Dowty has a long track record of virulent homophobic, misogynistic, and Islamophobic posts, and also attacks Christians who aren’t the “right kind” of Christians in his mind. He also has no qualms about disrespecting superior officers, such as publicly accusing the first lesbian commandant of the Air Force Academy of being a liar, and cyber-stalking MRFF’s junior enlisted clients.

MRFF has attempted to get the Air Force to take some sort of action regarding Dowty and his very un-officer-like writings, even filing an Inspector General complaint, but to no avail. He continues to publish his vile screeds with impunity. In the thirteen years since he started his “ministry” blog, he has only had to remove one post — a post equating homosexuality to bestiality.

But, of all the reprehensible trash that has spewed forth from this fine “Christian” officer’s keyboard, his post yesterday, going after the pilot with ALS, is without doubt the most revolting. In this post, titled “How an Air Force Fighter Pilot Faces His Approaching Death. How Would You?,” after quoting from an Air Force article about the pilot, whose attitude would to most people be inspirational, Dowty wrote:

“Naturally, when we talk about someone’s death — especially that of a terminal illness — we speak of mortality, legacy, and perspective. Christians also speak of their faith. As appears evident from the interviews above, Christ is not a part of Holloway’s life. The only direct non-theistic detail publicly available was the fact their post-courthouse wedding ceremony was explicitly ‘non-religious.’ Otherwise, if you can communicate your deepest thoughts on your coming death and not once mention even spirituality, it’s probably a safe bet you’re not concerned with religion.

“Regrettably, that deepens the tragedy. To know that your soul will soon be required of you and to yet not be concerned of things eternal is distressing on an eternal level. Yet, there is still time.”

Just as egregiously insensitive was Dowty’s comment about the pilot’s callsign being “Twitch.” Dowty actually wrote of that:

“Left unsaid is whether the symptoms of the undiagnosed disease were the source of his callsign, ‘Twitch.’”

Nonlinear #moonbat dailykos.com

I can`t speak for a Church or a congregation to which I do not belong and where I have never attended their Church and have only indirect reports. I assume because of the large number of memoirs of people who fled these Churches (well as I have said I think of them as cults) that your assertion is true of at least some fundamentalist Churches. That has absolutely nothing to do with my point that left wing Christians, animists, Jews, Hindis, main stream Muslims and other non fundamentalist religions could be key parts of the progressive movement if agnostics and atheists could get over the fear they feel when confronted by people of faith and refrain from calling them dimwits and morons. Especially when all these other not fundamentalist religions have, in America, on average much higher levels of educational attainment than atheists and agnostics.

Paula White #fundie dailykos.com

Paula White is wasting no time in her new job as the president’s official blasphemous mouthpiece in the White House (www.nytimes.com/...). Listen to this: player.freeconferencecallhd.com/…

She is calling as demonic and “the enemy” any who oppose President Trump. This is unbelievable, broadcast by and for the Dear Leader of our federal government.

Alongside fellow Christian leaders Cindy Jacobs, Dave Kabul and Dutch Sheets, White has launched the One Voice Prayer Movement, starting the initiative on Tuesday with a prayer for Trump. "Lord, we ask you to deliver our president from any snare, any setup of the enemy, according to Ephesians 6:12. Any persons [or] entities that are aligned against the president will be exposed and dealt with and overturned by the superior blood of Jesus," she said during her prayer in a conference call with other Christian leaders.

(www.newsweek.com/...)

Add to the impeachment grounds: grossly abusing separation of church and state, and aiding and abetting violation of Hatch Act.

Colonel-Knight-Rider #homophobic #sexist #fundie deviantart.com

So, yeah, my supposed "friend" Skide from FSTDT just publicly revealed my church's denomination, which she promised me that she would not do, just because she got triggered over my calling The Satanic Temple a joke or satire religion (and I'm not the first to have done so—even TST cofounder Lucien Greaves says it can be interpreted that way). I knew I should've never trusted a Web user who can only come up with painfully unoriginal insults. She has crossed a line she cannot uncross.

Contrary to their accusing me of saying that they didn't try to reason with me, I acknowledge that they did. For that reason, I thought they had a nicer side towards people who don't support the LGBT+ community. Sadly, from their point of view, everyone is required to support it. Those who don't are accused of not being mentally well. It's odd that they think that I think only my beliefs matter when they persistently insist that I agree with them on their beliefs, thinking they're superior to all other lines of thought because they're secular and liberal. Unlike them, I do not disallow dissent—just obvious attempts to convert me to other people's causes. There's a difference between saying, “I believe in XYZ,” and, “YOU MUST BELIEVE, TOO, OR YOU WILL BE MOCKED BY MANCHILDREN FOREVER!”

Three words: this means war.

No, I'm not going to hack them. That's illegal. There's got to be a better way. What are my options?