The right-wing billionaire Sheldon Adelson just set the all-time record for donating the most money to politicians, plowing an astonishing $183,071,000 into the 2020 elections.1
You read that right: $183 million to elect Republicans.
Now, with the U.S. Senate up for grabs, we can be sure that Adelson and his right-wing billionaire buddies will spend whatever it takes to try to buy off the Senate races in Georgia and ensure that Mitch McConnell remains in charge of the Senate.
We absolutely can’t let that happen!
Which is why we’re partnering with MoveOn to protest Big Money in politics. We’re asking you to join us in rubber-stamping bills with the message, “Stamp Money Out of Politics.” It’s totally legal, and every stamped bill becomes a mini billboard that is seen by an average of 875 people as it gets passed around.
Wow! A free dollar decorator, a chance to fork over more bucks to MoveOn, AND a chance to win free ice cream for a year. Hard to resist!
Seriously, this is a great way to protest Big Money in politics—especially during a pandemic. It’s safe and socially distanced but still has a HUGE impact.
These mini billboards stay in circulation for 2.5 years, and each bill is viewed by nearly 1,000 people.
And when you chip in, you’re not just getting a self-inking “Stamp Money Out of Politics” rubber stamp in return, you’re also fueling MoveOn’s efforts to win in Georgia and end Mitch McConnell’s reign as Senate majority leader, so that in 2021 we can make real progress on everything from voting rights to climate change.
Oh, and you’ll also be entered into a drawing to win free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for a year!
More than 100,000 MoveOn members have joined our protest and stamped millions of bills. Will you join us?
Want to support MoveOn’s work without ordering a stamp? Mitch McConnell is refusing to even acknowledge Joe Biden’s victory, and as long as he remains Senate majority leader, he has the power to stop everything, from Cabinet nominations to legislation, in its tracks. It doesn’t have to be this way, and it won’t be … IF we win the two Georgia Senate runoff elections on January 5. We can win these seats and flip the Senate blue, but we urgently need your help.
Will you chip in to win in Georgia, flip the Senate, and fight for progressive change in 2021?
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“In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America. The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!” declares a spectacular full page ad in today’s NYTimesfrom RefuseFascism.org. The ad was designed by Shepard Fairey and signed by Cornel West, Noam Chomsky, Lilly Wachowski, V (formerly Eve Ensler), Arturo O’Farrill, Jodie Sweetin and many others.
Originally written before Biden was declared the winner by the media, this Pledge in this ad is more urgent and necessary than ever. I was overjoyed to be in Brooklyn and to learn of Trump’s declared defeat through the spontaneous eruptions of joy right outside my window and to join with thousands of others dancing and crying in the streets.
But the fight is far from over! Trump is still in power. He is challenging the election in the courts which he has stacked with fascist judges up to the Supreme Court. His MAGA thugs are in the streets. Over 70 million voted for his vicious torture of immigrants, violent white supremacy, hateful misogyny, anti-LGBTQ bigotry, science-denying, COVID-spreading, climate-destroying, nuclear-war-threatening FASCIST program.
The following black people, listed below, have confirmed they have NOT seen Mike Pence’s pro-kkk voting record, which pays homage to Indiana kkk grand dragon, D.C. (David Curtiss) Stephenson, nor are they aware that Indiana is the home of the first official kkk chapter. If the following black people listed below actually paid attention to something as important as a literal, certified and verified bigot in congress, Mike Pence, none would have rushed to stand with #badgradestrump or Pence. Trump-Pence is ku klux klan dream ticket, with Russia, a white nationalist haven, as the MAGA-red cherry on top.
Mike Pence’s vile voting record and bills authored (as well as his sealed e-mails) have made him the darling of white supremacists and evangelical extremists. Mike Pence voted consistently, and authored his bills, with none other than Steve King (Iowa) and Michele Bachmann. To see the bigotry of Mike Pence, look no further than Steve King’s voting and legislative record. If #badgradestrump “wins” 2020 election, Mike Pence’s version of South Carolina klansman-Maurice Bessinger’s “religious right to hate” will be established nationally, with #badgradestrump as POTUS, or with Mike Pence succeeding #badgradestrump. The following black persons listed below, who support #badgradestrump and Pence, will do absolutely NOTHING, except protect their own wealth, leaving their own communities behind, same as they’ve done since they’ve made their own wealth, illegally and/or legally.
The following black people listed below won’t even understand the featured image, above, of Pence speaking before ALEC, pledging his loyalty to ALEC. Here’s a “Trayvon Martin” hint! Pence’s good ‘ol boys will shoot/kill and lock “the blacks” up, while #badgradestrump, their savior, will work on criminal justice reform. By the way, where are those blacks who supported David Duke during his Louisiana congressional or gubernatorial run?Anyone seen them, ANY of them, around David Duke, latelyyyyyyy???
And after #badgradestrump questioned how President of Harvard Law Review and the United States Barack Obama “got into Harvard”, the audacity of mediocre, Jared “bad grades” Kushner, is also supported by blacks for #badgradestrump:
The following black people listed below, have confirmed they are looking out for their OWN self interest.
Black people, who support and endorse #badgradestrump, include petty thieves, murderers, domestic batterers, adulterers, prostitutes, violent, territorial drug dealers, and general frauds and unethical persons. The drug dealers left their own “come up” neighborhoods in shambles and completely zoned out, politically, and disenfranchised, while they went on to live among upper-class whites, who are never disenfranchised, and never looked back. Placating “Kanye West niggas for #badgradestrump” haven’t lived among their own in DECADES, and now think they’re a new class of people, “messiahs”, while never making amends to their own people destroyed by their own economic policies, or via their own sex and drug trafficking, same as #badgradestrump.
We’re a firm believer in the words of Malcolm X: build your own, then see who needs whom. #badgradestrump needs us, more than we’ll EVER need him. #badgradestrump doesn’t even frequent black neighborhoods, because he’s too busy calling us “animals”, “sons of bitches”, “savages”, “thugs”, “niggers”, any other derogatory term that so easily rolls off #badgradestrump’s white supremacist tongue. Now, because it’s another election year, #badgradestrump wants to pretend, like David Duke, that he “cares about ‘the blacks'”. 🙄
And we’ve asked black voters for #badgradestrump, to name ONE black person who has managed #badgradestrump’s money or is CEO of any of his businesses, fake businesses or not. They cannot answer, and don’t think THAT black economic empowerment is important, while trying to present #badgradestrump as “the black answer”.
Black people, who placate #badgradestrump, have also been asked to show us the following:
I’m a prolific voter. Show me one GOP-led state that has clean air, clean water, impeccable infrastructure, education for all, EQUALITY and TOLERANCE FOR ALL, doesn’t have nazi or kkk havens/chapters, doesn’t have confederate statues being legislated by GOP to save, AND has an economic surplus — before March 2020. You’ve got my vote if you can show me a PROFITABLE RED STATE with 0 poverty, 0 confederate memorabilia/racism, 100% equality with adherence to US Constitution
Their silence is deafening.
And where was Ice Cube, Lil Wayne, Kanye West or 50 Cent while #badgradestrump, and his family, did the following to black families, a despicable act done with white supremacist pride and for profit.
The #badgradestrump Black Placaters List
This names on this list will be added as each clueless person steps forward, to notify world, that they’re clueless about Mike Pence, Stephen Miller and Tony Perkins, while asking others to stand with and for #badgradestrump, who worships Andrew Jackson.
Katrina Shaddix Pierson
Petty thief, hustler, prostitute, and obedient slave for #badgradestrump, and mother of a prolific burglar. Katrina Pierson is NOT our Rosa Parks nor Coretta Scott King, both of whom were distinguished Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority members, nor will Pierson ever be our Shirley Chisholm, Claudette Colvin or Angela Davis. Katrina Pierson would sell her mother or child, or entire race, if #badgradestrump gave her a price. Shaddix-Pierson never does anything out of the “kindness of her heart” for others, or because she’s concerned, because her heart is ice-cold, ruthless for cash. Shaddix-Pierson has demonstrated she’s willing to sell out AKA, Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, and every other historic black fraternity, sorority and organization, to appease her master, #badgradestrump.
The Platinum Plan???? Hustler Katrina Pierson forgets that in 2016: THE PEOPLE made a choice, the voting majority chose Hillary Clinton, and not her pimp-daddy, #badgradestrump.
“It is a very conscious argument to make, considering that America has to make a choice on who they want to lead our country for the next four years,” Pierson said in an interview.
Petty thief and hustler for #badgradestrump, Katrina Pierson
And here (below) is what Katrina Shaddix Pierson thinks of our founder, a prolific, black female voter. Katrina Shaddix Pierson, NOR ANY “Kanye West’s niggas for #badgradestrump”, don’t want to engage black voters, who have legitimate VOTING questions. Katrina Shaddix Pierson and other slaves for #badgradestrump simply want loyal, obedient slaves to her master, #badgradestrump.
And FOUR AND A HALF YEARS LATER, @tamranyc is still blocked by Katrina Pierson, while Pierson is still hustling for her own self-interest. Katrina Shaddix Pierson blocking black voters is a confirmation that there is no outreach to actual black voters, just actors and props when needed. Never once has any black voter we know, been contacted by #blacksfortrump, #blackvoicesfortrump, #walkaway, #blexit. You have to already be in the cult!
Calliope and Melpomene Projects to Beverly Hills and other non-white, upper-class areas since the 1990s. #badgradestrump would have bombed the Calliope and Melpomene Projects had #badgradestrump been POTUS, while Lil Wayne and his crew were making their money illegally, and with body counts. The founder of our site, Tamra, is also from Calliope Projects in New Orleans. Unlike Lil Wayne, she saw the corruption at the top of the food chain, long before Lil Wayne’s tax bracket change to upper-class status, but Tamra didn’t placate corruption, disenfranchisement, nor beg other “the blacks” to placate lack of integrity, bigotry, sexism, and income inequality with tax breaks.
Ice Cube attended a majority white school, then went on to live in white, upper-class, white neighborhoods. Only time we see him in the hood, when he’s making a movie, and he cannot wait to get back to his white neighborhood. He’s probably jumping on the anti-Joe Biden/Kamala Harris bandwagon, because his weed dealer got a bad criminal justice deal and he assumes Biden-Harris are to blame. Meanwhile, Ice Cube’s weed dealer also didn’t create “Black Economic Empowerment” while “paper chasing”. 🙄 We suggest Ice Cube re-watch his character in Higher Learning, to see where he went wrong.
Look no further than his own black NYC Queens neighborhood, where he made his first thousands-to-millions selling drugs. Murders, robberies, drug territorial wars, how 50 Cent made his money. 50 Cent, for decades, has since lived in white, upper-class neighborhoods, since his “hustling” and territorial drug beefs. But now, all of a sudden, decades later, #badgradestrump IS the answer for the black community, including his own “come up” neighborhood??? GTFOH!
First to open her mouth, first person to excuse her master, #badgradestrump. Candy grew up on welfare in Connecticut, surrounded by Jim Crow Benefactors, who denied her parents better opportunities, after migrating to US during Jim Crow to take advantage of Jim Crow-whites only opportunities. Candy thinks Democrats TODAY are to blame for her welfare-come up status, while she stands with all things white supremacy and Jim Crow Benefactor, #badgradestrump included. But this sums up Candace Owens best: “Hitler was ok, until he tried to go global“. Gurl, have a seat, have a white seat, just sit down!
“Black Placaters For #badgradestrump” List To Be Continued…
If #badgradestrump is not the next POTUS (2020), watch and see what Lil Wayne, Ice Cube, 50 Cent, Katrina Shaddix Pierson, and other “black placaters for #badgradestrump” do, on their own, for black communities. Meanwhile, LeBron James has started schools, businesses, and foundations for black communities, while the master for “blacks for #badgradestrump” cannot wait to speak poorly about LeBron James.
SPLC: 5 fast facts about the Proud Boys
Via Southern Poverty Law Center:
“Proud Boys – stand back and stand by.”
That was how President Trump responded during Tuesday’s presidential debate when he was specifically asked to “condemn white supremacists and militia groups.”
If Trump’s comments were intended as a condemnation and disavowal of the hate group known as the Proud Boys, that’s not how they’ve been received by the group itself. By the next day, the Proud Boys were celebrating Trump’s remarks. According to The New York Times, a Proud Boys member said that the group was “already seeing a spike in ‘new recruits.’”
These details may be unsettling to read, and we sincerely wish we lived in a world where hate groups like the Proud Boys didn’t pose a threat and could be safely ignored. But when it comes to fighting extremism in the real world, we believe that information is power – that it is essential to study, track and monitor hate groups in order to stop their spread and limit their influence.
With that in mind, here are five fast facts to know about the Proud Boys:
The Proud Boys is a group of self-described “western chauvinists” who adamantly deny any connection to the racist “alt-right,” insisting they are simply a fraternal group spreading an “anti-political correctness” and “anti-white guilt” agenda. However, actions speak louder than words. Rank-and-file members are known for anti-Muslim and misogynistic rhetoric, and they maintain affiliations with known extremists.
The SPLC first designated the Proud Boys as a hate group in 2017, listing three chapters: New York City (the group’s headquarters), Dallas and Indiana (statewide). In 2018, we listed 44 active chapters of the Proud Boys across the U.S.
Violence is a core part of the Proud Boys’ ideology and functions as their main recruiting tool. The “fourth degree” of Proud Boys membership is reserved for those who have fought against antifascists. And the violent rallies held this summer in Portland, Oregon, and other cities around the country have contributed to a major uptick in Proud Boys applicants on Facebook, the space they use to organize their chapters.
Members of the Proud Boys have appeared alongside other hate groups at events like the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017. More recently, members appeared in a group with far-right skinheads attacking counterprotesters in New York City.
The Proud Boys serves as a “gateway” group to other, even more extreme hate groups. Some white nationalists have described the Proud Boys as an essential step on their road to extremism because it introduced them both to a weakened form of white nationalist rhetoric and to more hardcore white nationalist figures.
Our SPLC Extremist File on the Proud Boys contains detailed information about the group, including multiple examples of their hateful rhetoric in action.
We simply couldn’t do this work – studying, tracking and monitoring hate groups like the Proud Boys – without supporters. And in this political era, our work, sadly, has never felt more important. Thank you.
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