Tupper29406 - While there are home grown extremists, the number of murders by these groups remain miniscule compared to the 3000 plus killed by Islamic extremists prior to September 10, 2001. Your link to the NY Times piece conveniently left that out, reference only post 9/11.
And since, according to you, we have out hands full with domestic terrorists, why are you so eager to take the risk of letting in foreign born ones and compounding the problem?
Oh and Obama didn't "agreed" to letting the Little Sisters of the Poor off the hook for the abortion funding, SCOTUS shut him along with his federal pack of prosecutors down and he was forced to.
just as Nancy replied I am dazzled that any one can get paid $5487 in a few weeks on the internet
Your trying to make a corrolation between the resent rise in violence and Trump voters. Its a false narrative. NYC is not a hot bed of right of center thought, having lived there, I can say rather clearly that it is mostly multicultural lefties fighting over their urban turf for their own personal interests for a multitude of reasons.
Trump's pre-election rhetoric was less than stellar, but it was largely non-violent. The violence we're seeing now is vastly coming from liberal and anarchist groups that oppose him taking office.
Its a perfect question for the 8 years weve been through. Our current president presented himself as a superhero.
Were we a country that looked to a man in an empty suit to save us?
"We are the change that we seek", "this is the moment the oceans receded", "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"
Yeah, that was the Obama presidency in a nutshell
So much anger and disrespect in these comments and is a direct result of the obvious anger and disrespect we've been seeing out of our pres-elect for the last 24 months. I agree that if you don't believe in abortion as a tenet, then you should not be forced to fund something that goes against that. And the SCOTUS agreed and shut down the fines associated with failure to comply. Obama agreed and those that are insured through employment in these "religious" organizations can now find funding thru the feds when their own insurance does not cover the procedure. So there is no need to get terse or act of children here.
We surely need to come together, but shutting down an institution which is the very foundation of the USA's existence (immigration - Natives were the only inhabitants when our fore-fathers came to these shores) based on one's religious beliefs is not the way to do it. Isolationism will ultimately spell doom for this country and put us in much greater peril because we are no longer able to gather intelligence effectively so that we can protect ourselves. Isolationism is re-treating, like waving the white flag or cowering in the corner, locking doors (building walls) and hiding behind them. You can't see what's happening on the other side, so we are not able to prepare to defend ourselves. We must engage in the interests of national security.
We've got to find a way to coexist and respect one another because otherwise, this will devolve into mass chaos. I already feel unsafe now because of the rising bigotry, and that is not in line with the "Pursuit of Happiness" that the "Declaration of Independence" granted.
I would hope that our newly elected President, would seek to block DANGEROUS people regardless of their origins or beliefs, because the non-extreme of each faith far outnumbers the extreme so we need to vet everyone (as we do now) to separate the extremists and deal with them accordingly.
a lotta support for suicide bombing in Muslim countries
Okay so the cover-heroine is white and blonde, and that's an honest hit. However: "highly sexualized, with proportions that could confound even the doll makers at Mattel" leaves me confused. No pinched-hourglass figure, no over-rounded bottom, no video-game breasts... she's even wearing full-length sleeves and pants, and the pants aren't just colored legs! And as CityDweller pointed out: Trump looks like that image in his wildest fever dreams alone, which based on a variety of data points is his general mindset.
The cape, however? Has no one ever heard of Edna Mode?
I am a 64 yo white woman who did not vote for Trump but Hillary. Please don't put me in a category, a lot of us live in a red state. My answer is not written in anger, but just for your information. Peace to all. I am glad so many are so viligant about watching out for the American people.
Bryan-Charity Nance - Nobody said the CCP wasn't hypocritical, you see it doesn't matter what they actually do, just what they say that matters to SJWs.
I also shake my head at the irony of including ads touting "Super Boobs Sunday Party" and "Totally Nude until 4 AM" for various "Gentlemen's clubs" in the city.
I thought we were post-gender and post-racial.
Why not a CCP feminist superhero caricature based on a composite of Caitlyn Jenner and Rachel Dolezal?
Count on the City Paper to always spew, and justify, their form of White Guilt, racism, sexism, blah blah. It is a form of shaming and, as this election demonstrated, half the country (including the evil, privileged white women) got tired of it and voted. Not falling for your much hyped rhetoric where you are always the victim...
Tom - Up until the recent ruling in May by the Supreme Court they were forced to provide funding through their insurers to their employees. My comments state "when they were forced to fund abortions". Religious persecution, and the real threat of it, doesn't disappear because you won a court case.
What about a mixed race woman? Preferably a woman descended from several races, so she could represent several races, not just whites.
White women, let the self-flagellation begin! You first, Jessie.
Oh my God would you all get over yourselves!? It's a cartoonish, satirical, drawing that looks as much like you as it does me. That's how "super-hero/super-heroine" types look. Do you think Trump has such a trim waistline and muscular arms? No, but it's supposed to look like a comic book character.
This is what happens when Social Justice Warriors begin to turn on each other and it is the unfortunate but unavoidable product of finding fault in everything that anybody does.
A drawing of a WoC punching Trump would literally have given the image a much greater impact. They are the people most adversely affected by Trumpism and its vile blend of racism, classism and misogyny. No, a punch to the face is not "tasteful" but then, neither is systemic oppression!
Foghorn Leghorn, the Little Sisters of the Poor are not being forced to fund abortion.
Do we really think that if the white author depicted an African American female "super hero" punching Donald Trump it would've been more warmly welcomed? If anything, it seems that the whole concept should've been replaced with a more tasteful one.
I appreciate this perspective and wish I'd spent some time in my story discussing the lack of people of color in these meetings and events I attended. Diversity and inclusivity were topics I explored in my interviews because all of these groups were indeed overwhelmingly white privileged women. And there were discussions at these meetings about checking privilege, reaching out, and finding those organizations and people who've already been hard at work fighting for social and racial justice. But the story of white women of privilege, who've taken their rights for granted, waking up to the very real fear of progress rolling back has been spontaneous and interesting. Infusing the trenches with new blood can only help create momentum and get women of all persuasions to the table where important decisions are currently being made by old white men.
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