Posts Tagged ‘Political Violence’

June 7th, 2023 - 2:44 pm § in Law and Courts

What leftwing violence looks like

“Jane Doe” didn’t murder George Floyd, Derek Chauvin did. She wasn’t a Minneapolis cop, and didn’t testify as a defense expert in Chauvin’s trial, although her ex-husband, Barry Brodd, did. She got their California house in the divorce. In April 2021, when that h[...]

March 27th, 2023 - 6:36 pm § in Politics, Religion

Christian nationalists aren’t Christians

We have free speech in America, and people can call themselves whatever they like. But facts are facts, and calling yourself a “Christian” doesn’t make you one. Many self-described “Christians” aren’t real Christians, especially those immersed in rightwing politic[...]

March 3rd, 2023 - 2:49 am § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Why are Republicans such jackasses?

Republican sorry for suggesting ‘hanging by a tree’ as execution method That’s the headline on a Guardian story published on Thursday, March 2, 2023 (read it here). If he’s sorry he said it, maybe he shouldn’t have said it; instead, maybe he should have engaged his brain, if he[...]

March 1st, 2023 - 8:14 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Trumper gets 9 years for bomb plot

A judged locked up Ian Benjamin Rogers (photo, left), 46, of Sacramento, California, for 9 years for plotting to bomb the Democratic Party headquarters in downtown Sacramento “as revenge for what they falsely believed was a stolen election,” the Sacramento Bee reported on Wednesday, Marc[...]

January 27th, 2023 - 7:20 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Symbolism matters

From national flags to corporate logos, symbols are a big deal, because people pick up the messages they convey. says (here), “Symbols are important because they facilitate communication and identification of ideas and other concepts based on what those symbols represent, though [...]

December 11th, 2022 - 4:46 pm § in Politics, Racism, Republicans

Sunday, 12/11/22, political stories

Elon Musk said Dr. Anthony Fauci should be “prosecuted,” but didn’t identify a crime Fauci committed. Recent events have exposed Musk as a far-right extremist who, more than once, has made libelous comments about other people (read story here). Trump “wasn’t particularl[...]

November 26th, 2022 - 8:18 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Guns aren’t free speech

“Firearms are frequently becoming part of political life as Republicans loosen restrictions on carrying guns in public,” Raw Story says (in a story here). “Across the country, openly carrying a gun in public is no longer just an exercise in self-defense — increasingly it is a soa[...]

November 8th, 2022 - 10:27 am § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Ohio man is killed by neighbor for being a Democrat

An Ohio father was killed for being a Democrat on Saturday, November 4, 2022, right before midterm elections. Anthony King (below), 43, was gunned down in cold blood in his backyard in front of his family. A next-door neighbor, Austin Gene Gibbs (photo, left), 26, is charged with the crime (read sto[...]

November 3rd, 2022 - 11:21 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Angry Trumper will get prison for shooting at jet skiers with Biden flag

A Florida Trump supporter will go to prison for shooting at jet skiers for flying a Biden flag on Nov. 3, 2020. That was election day, feelings were running high, and Eduardo Acosta, 37, was jet skiing with friends in Biscayne Bay near Miami when he spotted the flag on another jet ski. “Trigge[...]

October 5th, 2022 - 4:27 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

These Republicans are threatening violence if they lose the midterms

Steve and Karen Slaton, who run a Trump paraphernalia store in Arizona, told a BBC News reporter they “don’t want to take up arms. But if Republicans lose in November this elderly Arizona couple say a civil war is coming and, yes, they will fight. They have discussed it between them, and[...]