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July 7th, 2020 - 12:31 am § in Racism

Dereliction of duty: Indiana DNR police did nothing after racists tried to lynch a black man, then protesters were attacked by a hit-and-run driver

A black man went with a group of white friends to an Indiana lake on July 4 to watch a lunar eclipse and was attacked by five drunken white men who pinned him to a tree, tried to break his arms, shouted racist slogans and epithets, and yelled “get a noose!” They also assaulted witnesses[...]

March 17th, 2020 - 5:13 pm § in Politics

It’s spring break!

The beaches in Clearwater, Florida, on March 17, 2020. The GOP governor refused to close them. Enjoy this virtual sun from wherever you’re sheltering in place. But don’t wish you were there. Wish these people weren’t there. (NBC News photo; read story here.)[...]

February 18th, 2020 - 9:48 pm § in Politics

Indiana Republicans would rather let kids marry than repeal an unconstitutional law

A bill in Indiana’s legislature that would have raised that state’s marriage age from 15 to 18 seemed headed for passage until Democrats offered an amendment to repeal a 1997 state law declaring marriage can only be between a man and a woman. That law, and others like it, went by the way[...]

October 9th, 2019 - 10:01 am § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy

Lindsey Graham, then and now

Then: Now: “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Wednesday tried to derail the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump by asking Senate Republicans to sign a loyalty oath. … According to the South Carolina Republican, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats ‘are about to destroy t[...]

September 17th, 2019 - 1:16 pm § in Politics

GOP lawmaker claims rape is consensual

CNN reports that Barry Hovis, a Republican and ex-cop elected to Missouri’s legislature in 2018, claimed in support of an unconstitutional anti-abortion bill that most rapes are “date rapes or consensual rapes.” Read story here. I think a lot of women would be surprised to learn th[...]

September 16th, 2019 - 12:50 pm § in America

Racist bank employees call 911 on black doctor who only wanted to open an account

Anthony Onyegbula, M.D., a cancer specialist practicing in Georgia, believes employees of United Community Bank in Henry County profiled him when they called police thinking he intended to rob the bank. “I feel like he’s up to no good,” a teller told the 911 dispatcher, offering li[...]

May 10th, 2019 - 6:20 pm § in Politics

South Carolina GOP legislator says colleague committed a “misdeed” by being raped

“A GOP state lawmaker who recently gave an impassioned speech about being raped as a 16 year old says she feels attacked after a Republican colleague passed out literature describing rape as a ‘misdeed of the parent’ that doesn’t justify having an abortion,” according to th[...]

April 10th, 2019 - 3:43 pm § in Politics

This GOP legislator wants to execute women who have abortions

His name is Tony Tinderholt, and he represents a suburban district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the Texas House of Representatives. In 2017 and 2019, he sponsored legislation that would impose the death penalty for having an abortion. Because Tinderholt is trying to kill people for engaging in l[...]

March 22nd, 2019 - 12:03 pm § in Misc.

GOP legislators vote against tampons and pads for jail inmates

A Republican legislator in Maine complained providing female hygiene products to jail inmates will turn the state’s jails into “country clubs.” All the other Republicans on the committee joined him in voting against a bill that would require jails to do that. Read story here. Comme[...]

March 21st, 2019 - 11:48 am § in Misc.

White cop pulls gun on 4 black students for broken tail light

A Lynchburg, Virginia cop ordered 4 black college students out of their car at gunpoint, ordered them to the ground, and handcuffed them after pulling them over for a broken tail light. The cop claimed he “smelled marijuana,” but no drugs were found on the students or in their car. The p[...]