Sunday, October 28, 2018

On Day Of Mass Shooting, Trump Jokes He Nearly Canceled Speech Due To 'Bad Hair Day'

Mod: America is now without adult leadership.

On Day Of Mass Shooting, Trump Jokes He Nearly Canceled Speech Due To 'Bad Hair Day' (Huffington Post link): On the day of a horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that claimed the lives of at least 11 people, some people wondered if President Donald Trump would go ahead with planned events for the day, including speaking at the Future Farmers of America Convention in Indianapolis and a rally in Illinois.

Trump decided to go ahead with both events, but he did joke at the FFA Convention that he almost canceled for another reason ― a bad hair day.

He recalled for the crowd that earlier in the day, he had been holding a news conference about the mass shooting ― which he referred to as a “very unfortunate news conference” ― when he became drenched from the wind and rain. The elements apparently left his hair looking not exactly the way he likes it.

“I said, ‘Maybe I should cancel this arrangement because I have a bad hair day,’” he told the crowd. “And the bad news ― somebody said, ‘Actually it looks better than it usually does.’”

Though he drew laughter from the crowd, many people found the joke to be in poor taste, given the circumstances.

Rabbi Responds to Trump Blaming Synagogue Death Toll on Lack of Security: ‘His Job Was to Comfort Victims, Not to Blame Victims’ (Mediaite link): Speaking on CNN on Saturday, Rabbi Joshua Stanton responded to President Donald Trump blaming the death toll in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre to a lack of security.

“This is a case where if they had an armed guard inside, they might have been able to stop him immediately,” Trump opined when speaking to reporters hours after the attack. “If they had protection inside, the results would have been far better.”

Stanton said this on CNN about Trump’s words:

“The words that I heard from our president today were deeply disappointing. He had one job, to provide comfort for those that were mourning, and instead, his words sounded to me like an advertisement for gun companies… In our tradition that is seen as one of the highest acts of kindness is to be with those who are heartbroken and grieving, and instead, we just heard more empty rhetoric from a person who is already engaged in anti-semitic dog whistles. I was hurt. I was offended, and I was deeply saddened as a human being, a Jewish person, and an American, and a rabbi.”

Then, referring to Trump’s security remarks, he said it felt like victim blaming. “It felt like victim blaming to me,” Stanton, a rabbi at East End Synagogue said. “I was appalled and I was saddened. His job was to comfort victims. Not to blame victims.”

HIAS CEO Speaks Out After Synagogue Mass Shooting: 'Hate Speech Always Turns into Hate Actions' (Mediaite link): Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, spoke out hours after the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that was reportedly prompted, in part, by the shooter’s hatred toward HIAS’s work of supporting immigrants. “There is a growing space in this country for hate speech. And hate speech always turns into hate actions. And that’s what we are seeing again and again this week,” Hetfield told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. “Our focus needs to be on fighting hate. We can’t stand by as individuals or organizations or governments when people spew hatred against Jews, against refugees, against Latinos, against any group that some might see as the other.”

Then, when asked if he thought the problem was growing, he said this: “It’s growing around the world and there’s a rise in nativism. There’s a real fear of the other and I think we’ve been too nice in allowing people to get away with hateful statements. We can’t anymore. And I have to say that today, when there was — during President Trump’s remarks, he repeatedly invoked anti-semitism. Anti-semitism was the motivation for this killing. But this killer equated Jews with welcoming refugees. This is about fighting all hate, fighting hate against refugees, against Jews, against anybody who is seen as being the other.”

The alleged shooter, Robert Bowers, made a number of anti-Semitic and hateful remarks on social media including this one on the day of the attack: “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.”

Why Did Synagogue Suspect Believe Migrant Caravan Is Jewish Conspiracy? Maybe He Watched Fox News (Slate link): As a profile of Robert Bowers begins to emerge, particular attention is being paid at how the man who is suspected of opening fire at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday morning and killing 11 people was fond of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. He frequently threatened Jews on social network Gab. His anti-Semitic and nationalist views seemed to combine perfectly in his penchant to frequently post about the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the United States. President Donald Trump and Republicans as a whole have turned the caravan into a rallying cry ahead of the midterms, but to an untrained eye the connection may seem a little perplexing.

But Fox News has often talked about a connection between the caravan and George Soros, who is often described by anti-Semites as the head of a “globalist” effort that is “seeking to undermine a white, Christian social order,” as Talia Levin wrote in the Washington Post recently.

On Thursday, merely two days before Bowers reportedly opened fire at the Pittsburgh synagogue, Lou Dobbs had a guest on the show who directly made the connection between Soros and the caravan. “A lot of these folks have affiliates that are getting money from the Soros-occupied state department,” Chris Farrell, Judicial Watch’s director of investigations and research, said.

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37 comments:

  1. Rep. Kevin McCarthy Deletes Tweet Attacking 3 Wealthy Jews In The Democratic Party

    House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) decided to delete a tweet attacking three Jewish Democrats for “buying” the midterm elections two days after liberal billionaire philanthropist George Soros, one of his targets, was sent a pipe bomb.

    The tweet — which also named former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and California businessman and Democratic donor Tom Steyer — was taken down three days before a gunman killed 11 people Saturday in an anti-Semitic attack at The Tree of Life, a Pittsburgh synagogue.

    Soros has been accused by right-wing conspiracy theorists of orchestrating everything from the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border with Mexico, to protests against Brett Kavanaugh while he was a Supreme Court nominee. Earlier this month President Donald Trump said at a campaign rally that people criticizing Kavanaugh were “paid for by Soros — or somebody else.”

    The man arrested in the synagogue shooting, Robert Bowers, blamed Jews for the caravan in a social media post.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rep-kevin-mccarthy-delete-tweet-attacking-3-jewish-money-men_us_5bd4fa98e4b0d38b58842c96

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  2. THE RACISTS BELIEVE HE'S A RACIST

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/10/squirrel-hill-shooting-trump-anti-semitism-america.html

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  3. Voter Enthusiasm Reaches Historic Levels

    https://politicalwire.com/2018/10/28/voter-enthusiasm-reaches-historic-levels/

    NBC News: “There are many unknowns with this year’s midterm elections, but one thing seems clear: A lot of people are going to go to be voting. From poll data to actual early ballots, the signs point to 2018 as a blockbuster midterm in terms of turnout.”

    “Overall, 65 percent of those surveyed said they had high interest in this midterm election. That figure is higher than any number seen recently. The closest election was 2006, when 61 percent said they were highly interested in that midterm. Furthermore, the trend in the data holds true for a wide range of demographic groups from women to Democrats and Republicans to white, African–American and Hispanic voters.”

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  4. Trump's job approval rating drops 3 points in NPR poll

    Trump’s approval rating stands at 39 percent, down 3 percentage points from last month, according to a new poll released Friday.

    The NPR–PBS NewsHour–Marist poll found that 39 percent of American adults approve of Trump’s job performance, compared to 53 percent who disapprove. Eight percent of respondents were unsure.

    That rating is a 3-point drop from his 42 percent approval rating the same day last month, which is his personal best in the Marist poll.

    Trump's approval ratings throughout his presidency have been historically low compared to past commanders in chief, though recent surveys have shown his figures climbing into the mid-40s — just in time for the midterm elections.

    The new poll found that 85 percent of self-identified Republicans said they approved of Trump’s job as president, compared to 11 percent who disapproved. Only 4 percent said they were unsure.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/413275-trumps-job-approval-rating-dips

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  5. So wealthy Jews aren’t trying to influence the outcome of elections where Jews are less than 4 percent of the electorate?

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    1. Why would you differentiate between wealthy Jews and other wealthy people?

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    2. Because that's how bigots think.

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  6. A wealthy minority group has different objectives than a wealthy group made up of people who come from an ethnic majority. The minority group benefits from causing harm to the majority.

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    1. Can you give examples of this happening?

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    2. Methinks 10:16/10:37 resides north of the Caucasus.

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    3. I can think of a few locals.

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    4. Jewish people (Jews) come from many ethnic groups, as do Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and others. I read a letter to the editor in response to someone being afraid when getting on an airplane when there were people in Muslim dress on the same airplane. The writer pointed out there was no "Muslim dress" and if you wanted to be afraid of someone's dress that wanted to do you harm, be wary of people in jeans, t-shirts and running shoes as that was how the 9/11 hijackers were dressed. I think that was how the most recent MEGAbomber was dressed at the Trump rallies and the day he was arested at AutoZone. Possible, too, the man who stands arrested of the Synagog massacre as was the bigot who killed two elderly African Americans at a Kroeger store (one who was with his 12 year old grandson buying poster board for a school project).

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  7. Haven't we gone after terrorist leaders who have done exactly what Donnie has done?

    Haven't there been terrorist leaders who did nothing more than inspire, with hateful rhetoric, violence against Americans?

    No funding, no direct orders or planning, just hateful speeches?

    Did the "blind sheik" do more than just speeches?

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  8. Bad day for rightwing terrorists. GAB.com is currently not available on the Internet. Apparently its host has pulled the plug on that racist, far-right discussion forum. It will probably return, but for now it's down.

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  9. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/magazine/george-soros-democrat-open-society.html
    Alex Soros, the son of leftist Jewish billionaire George Soros, admitted his father’s quintessential Jewish motives for seeking to permanently open Europe’s and America’s borders to non-white immigrants.

    "One morning in Paris, I had coffee with Alex Soros, who is 32 and the second-youngest of George’s five children. Bespectacled, wiry and careful with his words, he had recently earned a doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley, and was now running his own philanthropy while also working with the O.S.F. He was a little groggy, having been up late the night before writing an op-ed for The Daily News rebutting Roseanne Barr’s Nazi tweet. (His father’s lawyers also filed a cease-and-desist order against Barr; she issued an apology two weeks later.) When the caffeine finally kicked in, Alex told me that for many years, his father had not been eager to advertise his Judaism because “this was something he was almost killed for.” But he had always “identified firstly as a Jew,” and his philanthropy was ultimately an expression of his Jewish identity, in that he felt a solidarity with other minority groups and also because he recognized that a Jew could only truly be safe in a world in which all minorities were protected. Explaining his father’s motives, he said, “The reason you fight for an open society is because that’s the only society that you can live in, as a Jew — unless you become a nationalist and only fight for your own rights in your own state.”"

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    1. Yes. That passage is also quoted out of context on a neo-nazi conspiracy site called "Reconquista Europa - Reclaiming Our Heritage." You can link to it here, though I am certain you know where this site can be found.

      http://alt-right.com/2018/08/13/alex-soros-admits-fathers-jewish-motives-open-borders-agenda/

      Here is what they say about this on RE.

      "Well, there it is, confirmation that George Soros is motivated in his anti-White hostility primarily by his Jewish ethnicity and beliefs. It’s been written that Soros has a “Messiah Complex” and wants to govern the world. All of this fits nicely with the actual aims of Messianic Judaism to rule the world from Jerusalem and slay all the Gentiles that stand in the way of this monstrous conspiracy.

      When we speak of Jewish conspiracy, we mean it literally – that Jews are getting together behind closed doors to map out the destruction of Gentiles. What happens in the offices of Soros’ various foundations besides exactly that? What happens in the offices of the Anti-Defamation League, the World Jewish Congress, B’nai B’rith and other Jewish groups? They scheme and plan out, behind the backs of their Gentile hosts, how to increase the wealth and power of Jews and also how to unseat their Gentile hosts from power, rob their wealth and open their borders to hostile third world invaders."

      I suspect you agree with that, but being the vile little coward that you are tempered your earlier comments in hopes of sneaking this garbage onto my site.

      Consider yourself banned from this site. We're not big on neo-nazis here.

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    2. Remember how great America was when it hunted down nazis?

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    3. Now we have one in the White House.

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  10. Jew must defend themselves and fight their enemies. Yet wealthy Jews like Michael Bloomberg push gun control here in the USA (but not in Israel).

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    1. Um, yes he does. So that Nazi dirtbags won't have a semi-automatic in hand when they walk into a place of worship and murder people.

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    2. Chill, buddy chill

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    3. What's another 11 dead people? MAGA!

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    4. Uh oh, 4:56. More people who refuse to "chill."

      Jewish leaders tell Trump he's not welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism

      A group of Jewish leaders told President Trump that he is no longer welcome in Pittsburgh until he denounces white nationalism following the shooting at a synagogue there over the weekend.

      Eleven members of the Pittsburgh affiliate of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice penned a letter to Trump following the Saturday shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

      “Our Jewish community is not the only group you have targeted,” the group wrote. “You have also deliberately undermined the safety of people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities. Yesterday’s massacre is not the first act of terror you incited against a minority group in our country.”

      Trump was fiercely criticized after he failed to condemn white supremacy and asserted that there is “blame on both sides” after last year’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va.

      https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/413558-jewish-leaders-say-trumps-not-welcome-in-pittsburgh-until-he

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    5. Trump said that what happened at the synagogue would have been prevented by an armed guard on site. And yet the gunman shot three armed police officers.

      Let’s stop with the good-guy-with-a-gun fantasy. Let’s start with getting AR-15s off the market.

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    6. David Hoag, one of the students leading the group from Marjorie Stoneman High School in Florida was interviewed on 60 minutes tonight. His response to the nonsense of "the only way to stop a bad man with a gun is with a good man with a gun" is "what they have done is sell two more guns."

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  11. I thinks it’s hilarious the right wing extremists are so paranoid of Soros. Trump made a point to mention his name in the Hillary debate even though his comment was a lie. Just to stir up insecure right wing fear.

    Willing pawns

    So pathetic

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  12. Thanks to the Mod for bringing the news and for standing against loser Nazi trolls!!!!!

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  13. America has gone insane.

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    1. No, just a portion that has always willfully and militantly embraced insane ideas. It's just that for now, their Russian asset cult leader is emboldening them and inciting them.

      Once the Russian asset is taken down--and he will be either by Mueller or state law enforcement authorities--they will commit a few more atrocities before they slink away to their dark, malevolent holes again.

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    2. The only good thing about the emboldening of white nationalists is that many are now showing their faces, being photographed, and being immortalized on the internet.

      They complain that women and minorities are taking their jobs? Well, guess what. No legitimate companies will hire known racists, bigots, and misogynists, at least not any companies that don't want to be defending the inevitable discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuits they'll cause.

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    3. Good point. Who would want to hire a fat entitled loudmouth who thinks he is too good to get his hands dirty?

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  14. Please, all you upset wannabe conservatives liking in the evil liberal state of California, move, get out, go find a new state to call home.

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    1. The state of California is evil?

      Crazy talk


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  15. This should be an easy task or wait there are so many extra additions to your yearly tax bill these days, and there are people who want you to vote more parcels taxes on your property tax bill already. These people are from the State of California, Los Angeles County and your own local city, are they crazy or something what did they do with the taxes they are taking from you now? https://www.sgvtribune.com/2018/10/28/how-to-read-your-property-tax-bill/

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  16. Many MAGA Midgets can feel Cesar's pain.

    MAGA bomber suspect Cesar Sayoc was banned from mother's home over his support of Trump.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-sayoc-maga-bomber-20181028-story.html

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    1. Many haven't been kicked out by mom and dad yet.

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    2. MAGA - Many Are Grandma's Angels

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