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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2023 8:50 pm
USC = California
California is only 5.4% Black. So, it's pretty easy for a school to match that proportion if it tries. Fwiw, USC is also private.
Idk but suspect that sororities in Texas are similar in status to Alabama
In some ways probably, but it's the Bama Rush that has gotten national prominence.
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Sat Aug 26, 2023 9:01 pm
Personal observation only:
Alabama definitely has historically had some of the worst and most visible racism, but I see blacks in Alabama and Georgia more able to integrate into society than in many of the states having a low number of black people.
We goaded Useless with the fact that CT is the most segregated state.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... n-desantis

"Capone’s historic waterfront mansion in Florida, where the notorious gangster took his last breath in 1947, has itself been whacked, and preservationists are pointing to the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, as the hitman.

The elegant century-old property on one of Miami’s most exclusive islands was quietly razed earlier this month. The take-down followed the enactment of a law from the DeSantis administration in July stripping municipalities of their power to prevent the demolition of certain properties, regardless of historic designation."

The DeSanctimonious law:
"With few exceptions, it removes the ability of municipalities anywhere in Florida to block the demolition of any coastal or flood zone structure deemed a hazard, or not up to code, even if it is recognized locally as historic."

sponsor "Republican state senator Bryan Avila, insisted the law" "was not intended to smooth a path for greedy developers. “Ocean Drive is not going to get bulldozed,”' he said
"In its analysis of the law, Florida Politics notes that numerous iconic buildings and neighborhoods in and around Miami are now without protection, including the Art Deco design district, the Versace mansion on South Beach and the Delano hotel."

"Nelson continued: “Boards like the one I chair ensure the quality of design compatibility within the community, and the law completely does away with our authority and input. It’s deflating.”

George, the veteran historian, agreed. “We have all these great buildings and great neighborhoods in jeopardy,” he said. “The developers are salivating.”'
Trump: “We had the safest border in the history of our country - or at least recorded history. I guess maybe a thousand years ago it was even better.”


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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2023 12:09 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... n-desantis

"Capone’s historic waterfront mansion in Florida, where the notorious gangster took his last breath in 1947, has itself been whacked, and preservationists are pointing to the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, as the hitman.

The elegant century-old property on one of Miami’s most exclusive islands was quietly razed earlier this month. The take-down followed the enactment of a law from the DeSantis administration in July stripping municipalities of their power to prevent the demolition of certain properties, regardless of historic designation." ...
Fascists detest local control. They also harm their own citizens with pettiness:
DeSantis tells Biden: Keep your IRA money

President Joe Biden is offering one of his White House challengers hundreds of millions of dollars to spend in his state. The only problem: that opponent is refusing to take it.

The Inflation Reduction Act makes Florida eligible for some $350 million in energy efficiency incentives. But Gov. Ron DeSantis has rejected the funding and other measures, creating the most prominent blockade by any Republican governor against Biden’s economic agenda....
:wtf: Even the RW FL Leg wants the money. Moron.

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Maybe DeSantis will refuse FEMA money, too.
As if.

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Of course he will. We ain't Takers here'n Floriduh
Trump: “We had the safest border in the history of our country - or at least recorded history. I guess maybe a thousand years ago it was even better.”

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Here a fascist, there a fascist, everywhere a fascist

New really insane guy

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/ ... -far-right

"The founder and sponsor of a far-right network of secretive, men-only, invitation-only fraternal lodges in the US is a former industrialist who has frequently speculated about his future as a warlord after the collapse of America, a Guardian investigation has found."

"Haywood has become more active and prominent as a blogger and commentator on the far-right podcast circuit since selling his solely owned Indianapolis-based shampoo manufacturing company, Mansfield-King, to a competitor for an undisclosed price in September 2020.

On his personal website, The Worthy House, where he styles himself “Maximum Leader”, Haywood has written that the sale made him “rich beyond the dreams of avarice and looking to cause trouble”'.

Ain't capitalism just the pips?

"One idea he has repeatedly raised on the website is that he might serve as a “warlord” at the head of an “armed patronage network” or “APN”, defined as an “organizing device in conditions where central authority has broken down” in which the warlord’s responsibility is “the short- and long-term protection, military and otherwise, of those who recognize his authority and act, in part, at his behest”.

The “possibilities involving violence” that APNs might face, Haywood writes include “more-or-less open warfare with the federal government, or some subset or remnant of it”.

Further on, Haywood writes: “At this moment I preside over what amounts to a extended, quite sizeable, compound, which when complete I like to say, accurately, will be impervious to anything but direct organized military attack”, adding that “it requires a group of men to make it work … what I call ‘shooters’ – say fifteen able-bodied, and adequately trained, men.”

These “shooters”, Haywood explains, “can operate my compound, both defensively and administratively”, meanwhile, “I have the personality, and skills, to lead such a group.”'

And this looney tunes was making 45 million per year
Trump: “We had the safest border in the history of our country - or at least recorded history. I guess maybe a thousand years ago it was even better.”

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2023 7:45 am
Here a fascist, there a fascist, everywhere a fascist

New really insane guy

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/ ... -far-right

"The founder and sponsor of a far-right network of secretive, men-only, invitation-only fraternal lodges in the US is a former industrialist who has frequently speculated about his future as a warlord after the collapse of America, a Guardian investigation has found." ...
Bad link. This is the article you intended:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/ ... -far-right

9 days, viewtopic.php?p=188160#p188160 :P

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Alabama AG Says He Can Prosecute People Who Assist In Out-Of-State Abortion Travel
The Republican attorney general told a court he has the right to pursue "criminal conspiracy" charges against anyone who aids in travel for abortion access.


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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall (R)

Where is this Alabama misogyny coming from?
Alabama Anti-Abortion Advocate Charged With Sexual Abuse Of A Child
Marty Decole "Cole" Wagner was also an employee of the state education department.


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The former chair of an anti-abortion committee in Alabama was arrested last week on charges of sexual abuse of a child younger than 12, according to the Alabama Political Reporter.
Figures.
Marty Decole “Cole” Wagner, 32, was the chair of the Alliance for a Pro-Life Alabama, as well as an Alabama Department of Education employee in government relations. He has since been fired from the DOE position....

Wagner was released on $60,000 bond and could face up to 20 years in prison.
Lock him up!

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Highways are the next antiabortion target. One Texas town is resisting.

The headline strives to strike a positive note, but the Texas reality is sad, horrifying and dismal. :( :x

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https://open.substack.com/pub/thomhartm ... dium=email

"The GOP Crushed America's Historical Vision - Can they Be Stopped?
Nearly every generation since this nation’s founding has seen forward progress toward the ideals that our Founders, and Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and other American leaders have declared. Until Now...

THOM HARTMANN
SEP 6, 2023

Nations don’t just exist geographically; they also exist psychologically. Every nation has a story it tells itself about who and what it and its people are, how it came to be and the core values that brought that about, and its ultimate goals as it works toward its highest purpose.

For most of American history, the story we told ourselves about America was that we were a good and decent people who were striving to achieve a government that drew its legitimacy from “the consent of the governed” and championed the values of the Enlightenment.

Clearly we didn’t always live up to those standards: from slavery to the Native American genocide to our support for foreign dictators and overthrow of democratic republics, we’ve come from a pretty grim start and made a lot of terrible mistakes.

But always, at the core of the American ideal, was that goal, that ideal, that we are dedicated to expanding human freedom and possibility for all."

"Nearly every generation of the 16 since this nation’s founding has seen forward progress toward the ideals that our Founders, and Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and other American leaders have declared.

Until now.

Today, the Republican Party is openly rejecting this historic view of America’s destiny, the ideal of ever-greater inclusion, of support and compassion for our fellow human beings, of our willingness to work and even fight to support democracy both at home and around the world.

This is a crisis because a nation without a positive vision of itself, without a moral compass that points toward ever-more-inclusive democracy, inevitably becomes a nation heading toward anarchy and autocracy.

While the seeds of fascism and anti-Americanism have a long history in this country (check out the story of Smedley Butler and the attempted coup against FDR, or the rise of the Klan in the 1920s and the American Nazi movement in the 1930s), it has never before so completely seized one of our two main political parties that its leadership would openly reject Americanism and embrace foreign dictators.

But that’s what the GOP is doing right now:

— Republicans in Congress are enthusiastic about shutting down our government next month in the hope they can so badly damage our economy that a severe recession will harm President Biden’s re-election chances next year. In the process, they risk creating a worldwide economic crisis."

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Trump: “We had the safest border in the history of our country - or at least recorded history. I guess maybe a thousand years ago it was even better.”

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2023 8:11 pm
https://open.substack.com/pub/thomhartm ... orical-0c1

"The GOP Crushed America's Historical Vision - Can they Be Stopped?
Nearly every generation since this nation’s founding has seen forward progress toward the ideals that our Founders, and Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and other American leaders have declared. Until Now...

THOM HARTMANN
SEP 6, 2023

Frightening, as usual.

Alabama Public Library Service Votes To Create A List Of Books To Potentially Ban
The list will be curated by the public, and individual local libraries will then decide whether or not to remove the books.


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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Sep 08, 2023 8:11 pm
https://open.substack.com/pub/thomhartm ... orical-0c1

"The GOP Crushed America's Historical Vision - Can they Be Stopped?
Nearly every generation since this nation’s founding has seen forward progress toward the ideals that our Founders, and Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and other American leaders have declared. Until Now...

THOM HARTMANN
SEP 6, 2023

One of the battlefields:
Attorneys for college taken over by DeSantis allies threaten to sue 'alternate' school

Attorneys for New College of Florida, the traditionally progressive public liberal arts college that was taken over by allies of Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his “war on woke,” last week threatened to sue a group of former faculty members and students who have formed an alternative online institute named “Alt New College" after departing the school following the takeover.

Alt New College says on its website that it was created to teach free and subsidized courses and to preserve the original educational philosophy of the school following the “hostile takeover” of New College of Florida earlier this year.

“Over time, we hope to build an online institute that helps protect other communities facing similar attacks,” the Alt New College website said. “What is happening at New College of Florida is part of a national strategy to overtake public education and subvert a fundamental pillar of democracy.”

Among those backing the effort are former New College provosts, Bard College in New York and PEN America, a free expression advocacy group.

But attorneys for Sarasota, Florida-based New College said in a letter last Thursday that the online institute may be violating the school’s trademark and is likely to cause confusion. The attorneys demanded that Alt New College stop using the “New College” name.
I don't have an opinion on the name, the courts will sort out applicable law. Regardless, good on the former faculty members and students for building something positive upon Fascist DerSantis' scorched earth.
“These actions have caused and will cause damage and irreparable harm to New College,” the letter said.
Henny Pennys. What about the "damage and irreparable harm" the GQP has caused?
... New trustees allied with DeSantis fired the school’s president in favor of former state House Speaker Richard Corcoran as interim president and scrapped the college’s small office of diversity, equity and inclusion. The trustees also have denied tenure to five professors despite criticism that such a move poses a threat to academic freedom.

More than a third of the school's faculty members have left following the change and scores of students also have transferred....

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LOL
But attorneys for Sarasota, Florida-based New College said in a letter last Thursday that the online institute may be violating the school’s trademark and is likely to cause confusion. The attorneys demanded that Alt New College stop using the “New College” name.
I predict there will be zero confusion between the two.
Eamus Catuli~AC 000000 000101 010202 020303 010304 020405....Ahhhh, forget it, it's gonna be a while.

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GoCubsGo wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 11:14 am
LOL
But attorneys for Sarasota, Florida-based New College said in a letter last Thursday that the online institute may be violating the school’s trademark and is likely to cause confusion. The attorneys demanded that Alt New College stop using the “New College” name.
I predict there will be zero confusion between the two.
:D
RWers befuddle easily.
RW attorneys are neither smart nor honest.


The right is getting weirder about sex
Cults always police their followers' sex lives, but the right wants to impose their bizarre beliefs on everyone


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Vrede too wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2023 9:40 am

RWers befuddle easily.
RW attorneys are neither smart nor honest.


The right is getting weirder about sex
Cults always police their followers' sex lives, but the right wants to impose their bizarre beliefs on everyone


:o :puke-left: :angry-banghead: Frightening, especially for women.
LOL
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In what way are their powers constitutional? :think:
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2023 1:08 pm
In what way are their powers constitutional? :think:
According to the article the Dems and others strongly suggest that they aren't constitutional. However, this has been the M.O. of the NC GQP for many years, throw all types of :bs: at American values and history with our tax dollars. They've been repeatedly shut down, but with the new GQP majority on the NC SC and with the Thomas SCOTUS -0-? . :(

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