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Biden maybe leading in the polls, but don't laugh at what they are saying.  These two are on target.  I expect the GOP to make a huge effort to win the White House and keep the Senate this year.

Lee Atwater is dead and has been for over 30 years.  However, his influence is very much alive.  Being weak and soft against the republicans will not work.

We need to learn lessons from ones like a Harriet Tubman.


June 2, 1863: Harriet Tubman Frees Nearly 800 People

On June 2, 1863, Harriet Tubman planned and guided a significant armed raid (becoming the first woman to do so in the Civil War) against Confederate forces, supply depots, and plantations along the Combahee River in coastal South Carolina.


Bad is not a strong enough word to describe his civil rights views.


Lynching is not a federal crime in the US, Sen. Rand Paul stands in the way
Lawmakers have tried to outlaw the act nearly 200 times.
By Allison Pecorin
June 4, 2020, 12:01 PM

House passes anti-lynching bill 65 years after the death of Emmett Till

Lynching is still not a federal crime in the United States, despite nearly 200 attempts by lawmakers to make it so. Now, as the nation grapples with the death of George Floyd, one lawmaker is standing in the way of allowing the historic passage of a bill that would outlaw lynchings: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.

The House has already passed an anti-lynching legislation, which is awaiting approval in the Senate. But on Wednesday, Paul told reporters he has concerns about the bill, which he said might allow more minor altercations to be punishable as lynchings.


There were statues taken down in Birmingham, Philadelphia and Richmond.  Now, we have Nashville.


Nashville protesters set fires, topple controversial statue
May 30, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Protesters in Tennessee’s capital set fires inside and outside a courthouse Saturday night and toppled a statue of a former state lawmaker and newspaper publisher who espoused racist views.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper declared a state of civil emergency after protesters set a fire inside Metro Courthouse. The flames were quickly put out.


Carmack was a politician in the early 1900s who wrote editorials lambasting the writings of prominent Tennessee civil rights journalist Ida B. Wells.


General Discussion Forum / From the U.S. Embassy in Germany
« on: May 31, 2020, 02:47:36 AM »
I am reminded of the Scottsboro Boys and the Communist Party.

Amid the Pandemic, Some Universities Plan to Continue Tuition Hikes
May 28, 2020
by Sara Weissman

The price of college has been rising for decades, with the average in-state public four-year university’s tuition and fees nearly tripling in the last 30 years, according to a report from the College Board.

Now universities face difficult decisions about whether to continue the trend or freeze tuition amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A growing number of colleges and universities – like William & Mary College, Pomona College and Central Michigan University – are suspending price increases for the upcoming school year, but some institutions are planning tuition hikes despite pushback from students.

The University of Southern California (USC) is moving forward with a 3.5% tuition increase, approved before the coronavirus crisis.

“The reality is that the costs of running a university continue to rise each year, and tuition only covers a portion of the cost of a student education,” read a statement from the university earlier this month to Annenberg Media, a student publication at USC. “We anticipate an even greater need for financial assistance in the coming year, and we remain firm in our commitment to meet the financial needs of our students and their families.”


May 26, 1956: Tallahassee Bus Boycott Sparked by Students’ Protest
Time Periods: Cold War: 1945 - 1960
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements

On May 26, 1956, Wilhelmina Jakes and Carrie Patterson, both students from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), sat down in the whites-only section of a segregated bus in Tallahassee. When they refused to move, the bus driver pulled into a local service station and called the police. The Tallahassee police arrested both students, charging them with “placing themselves in a position to incite a riot.”


Politics / A Looming Financial Meltdown For America's Schools
« on: May 26, 2020, 03:34:06 PM »
A Looming Financial Meltdown For America's Schools
May 26, 2020  5:00 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition

Austin Beutner looked haggard, his face a curtain of worry lines. The superintendent of the second-largest school district in the nation sat at a desk last week delivering a video address to Los Angeles families. But he began with a stark message clearly meant for another audience:

Lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

"Cuts to funding at schools will forever impact the lives of children," Beutner said less than a week after California's governor called for emergency cuts in education spending. The harm children face from these cuts, Beutner warned, "is just as real a threat to them as is the coronavirus."


Do not be surprised by racial incidents coming out of Minneapolis.  Do not be surprised at all.

I am a former resident of Minneapolis.




Video shows Minneapolis cop with knee on neck of motionless, moaning man who later died

UPDATED ON: MAY 26, 2020 / 11:45 AM / CBS NEWS

These people are out of control.


Political leaders denounce protesters who hanged effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear
NBC News   
Tim Stelloh, NBC News • May 25, 2020

Political leaders in Kentucky denounced protesters as “sickening” and “terrible” after they hanged Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, a Democrat, in effigy at the state capitol on Sunday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said that Americans have the right to peacefully protest, but added that the protesters’ “actions were unacceptable. There is no place for hate in Kentucky.”

The state’s Republican Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, called the hanging “sickening,” while state Rep. Joni Jenkins, the Democratic floor leader, called it a “terrible, terrible act.”


Politics / #InClassWithCarr: Why We Must Vote!
« on: May 25, 2020, 06:16:14 PM »

Listen carefully to what the professor says class.

Politics / WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Safety Concerns
« on: May 25, 2020, 06:04:49 PM »
WHO Halts Hydroxychloroquine Trial Over Safety Concerns
May 25, 2020  4:34 PM ET

A pharmacy tech pours out pills of hydroxychloroquine May 20 at Rock Canyon Pharmacy in Provo, Utah, on May 20, 2020. After a study found COVID-19 patients using the drug were dying at higher rates, the World Health Organization announced it would suspend its clinical trial.

The World Health Organization says it is temporarily halting its clinical trials that use hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients over published concerns that the drug may do more harm than good.

The move comes after the medical journal The Lancet reported on Friday that patients getting hydroxychloroquine were dying at higher rates than other coronavirus patients.


Politics / Dr. Birx with Chris Wallace
« on: May 24, 2020, 08:04:50 PM »
I do not think I heard an answer to his question on what happened.  Let me know if you did.

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