I have several friends who were born and raised in Hungary, who no longer live there, because of Orban. They're not lefty intellectuals or political activists. They're just intelligent people with families who as one said "don't want to live in a country where the morons are in control." Orban's rule is responsible for a major Hungarian brain drain. My friends are so opposed to what has happened that they have applied for citizenship in the EU countries where they now live; they have no plans on going back.

This is what happens when the right wing takes power: since they are ipso factor braindead morons, that's who ends in running things.

Further proof that Truman was right 74 years ago: "the only 'good Republicans' are pushing up daisies."

The. Republicans. Are. America's. Enemy.

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The GOP/Tucker Carlson "replacement theory" is just doublespeak for the strategy of white, heterosexual, self-righteous men stealing the fruits created through the efforts of non-white men & women. First they murdered and looted the Native Americans who honored a peaceful and cooperative life, then they kidnapped and enslaved Black people from other lands and considered them to be mere property, then they murdered them at will if they dared to create a good life for themselves, then they made sure that women who dared to leave the home that was meant to cater to their white male whims would only earn a fraction of what those white males earned. Empowered by those successes, they shamelessly pretend that anyone not like them is trying to steal their rightful places. Makes me sick to my stomach. Literally sick to my stomach.

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So now Orban and Schlap are saying the quiet part out loud—they’re not outlawing abortion to produce more brown/black skinned babies, they want white women to have more babies. They also want to get rid of rights of people who are not white, non-LGTBQ, and male. Could they be tired of competing against smart educated women in the workplace? When women could not prevent pregnancy, many (including RBG) could not get hired because employers were loath to invest training someone who was deemed likely to leave the workforce in a little while to bear babies.


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1. Carlson doesn’t embrace Orban despite corruption, lack of legal accountability, and attacks on the press. He embraces Orban BECAUSE of those things.

2. Schlapp’s take on the effect of banning abortion is rich. The ban will have a disproportionate impact on people of color, who will not be able to afford to travel for an abortion. That means we will have more of the people CPAC doesn’t want to have. The ban will promote “replacement,” not stop it.

These conservatives are a whole lot dumber than I thought.

Stan Crock

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"And yet, when CPAC leader Matt Schlapp met U.S. journalists outside, he said that ending abortion rights would address the great replacement myth: “If you say there is a population problem in a country, but you’re killing millions of your own people through legalized abortion every year, if that were to be reduced, some of that problem is solved,” Schlapp said. “You have millions of people who can take many of these jobs. How come no one brings that up? If you’re worried about this quote-unquote replacement, why don’t we start there? Start with allowing our own people to live.”

Translation: "We corporate whores in the legislature want cheap labor that won't offend the sensibilities of our racist followers by being brown, black, or slant-eyed. So, we are conscripting American women to be our hatchery for cheap Caucasian labor because, like the Confederacy, we consider them now as white slaves and our property, certainly not as citizens with autonomy and equal rights. But don't question us; we know what God wants."

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The relable Hugo Lowell of The Guardian's DC Office has posted a 5/19/22 15:23 EDT article wherein Lowell writes in Paragraphs 9-10 that Dems on the House Admimistration Committe have already turned over "some of that [Jan 5th security camera ] footage " to the US Attorneys DC Office that is prosecuting seditious conspiracy cases. Note also, that the "Capitol Breach Resouce Page" (doj.com) has already reported that two (2) Oath Keppers, Joshua James & Brian Ulrich have pled gulity to Seditious Conspiracy & have turned as Government Witnesses in a trial set before Judge Amit Mehta per Kyle Cheney at Politico on 5/17/22 at 5:10 PM EDT. As I have already posted here, Ken Polite's DOJ Team has over 600 diligent prosecutors & significant evidence already in hand. Multiple tracks are picking up speed- buckle up.

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Representative Loudermilk's denials notwithstanding, the January 6 Select Committee may already have rosters and sign-in sheets of all persons who visited the Capitol in the days preceding the January 6 insurrection, and who may have been given tours of the facility. It's really a bad idea to lie about something that can be easily disproved. Representative Loudermilk's false denials lay the foundational groundwork for a disciplinary referral to the House Ethics Committee, and conceivably, a criminal referral to the Department of Justice to look into charges that Loudermilk acted as an Accessory before the Fact, and that he is suspected of aiding and abetting the insurrection that occurred the following day. That makes him guilty of conspiracy. Rather than issuing blanket denials, Loudermilk should be looking around for a really good criminal defense lawyer.

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The Republicans are terrible liars. It's as if Loudermilk isn't even trying or thinks his lame statement is going get traction, especially when it's clear the J6 committee has the goods on him. I can't wait to see the footage when the public hearings begin next month. Looks like they're going to be electric.

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So-called Conservatives worry about “others” replacing them and destroying their way of life.

Mostly they do not consider what global warming will do, is already doing, to everyone’s way of life. Events and evil people are doing everything they can think of to distract us from facing the climate crisis. They are succeeding. Is climate even a voting issue? Not compared to gasoline prices.

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I had a Jewish friend who escaped within inches of his life in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. He had to flee to Salzburg with nothing but the clothes on his back. He eventually ended up in New York, then made a good life in Los Angeles. When the Wall came down in 1989 he decided to go back to Hungary where he enjoyed opera and the rich cultural opportunities that are hard to find for the average person in America. He said he’d had it with the dumbing down of Americans. We lost touch, but I wonder what he thinks now….

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Good morning all. Last week I mentioned that my camera crew was shooting the 2022 Bradley Prizes produced at the National Building Museum in DC and that I'd report back. Here's my Cliff Notes version of this years Bradley Prizes event. The Miles Stiebel Orchestra & singer were excellent. If you have $15,000 to $20,000 to spend on a band, consider these folks. They played from the "American Songbook". A video was rolled to intro them that showed the likes of Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis jr. Not a very conservative collection of musical talent. Made me laugh.

Kim Strassel of the WSJ and Fox was the hostess of the show & moderator of their "round table" conversation. She was the only person on stage who spoke into a microphone that used the term "counter culture". Several times.

It felt like "diversity" was on the minds of their award board chaired by Richard W. Graber who had been W Bush's Ambassador to the Czech Republic. The winners were:

Wilfred M. McClay, a white, of Irish descent history professor who wrote "Land of Hope".

Glen C. Loury a black professor of Economics who writes and studies on "racial inequality".

The star of the show and VERY impressive human being was Chen Guangcheng. A blind Chinese man who is a human rights activist. He escaped China in 2012 and wrote "The Barefoot Lawyer", which I want to read. In the written program for the event he thanks Hillary Clinton as Sec of State for granting him sanctuary at our Beijing Embassy. He never mentioned Clinton or the Obama Administration by name from the stage. His individual story of bravery is incredible and should be a film. He is not an authoritarian.

It felt like the event organizers and folks with prepared remarks were working to sound like middle of the road America. The true patriots. The name Trump never was uttered on stage, nor was Obama, Biden, Clinton or Pelosi...or Bush for that matter. They talk about "American exceptionalism" as their central belief system.

I did not recognize anyone in the crowd. None of their former winners like Jeb Bush, Bill Kristol, Gary Sinese or George Will. Nor was Bill Barr in attendance, who had been at the last event.

We were told that this was a "hot conservative ticket" to acquire.

There was no "battle plan" or specific examples presented for winning elections. No mention of Dr. Oz. Abortion was not mentioned once. Nor were gun rights. No candidates were endorsed or directly criticized by name.

Except for Chen, it all felt very academic. Kind of like "We are the guys who understand the truth about America". We know the way. Follow us if you are a real patriot....and this audience was the choir eating up this message.

I did not "mingle" in this mostly un-masked crowd to chat as I intended. Recent Covid numbers kept me on my riser 4' above them and to the edge of the crowd.

There was no press riser, nor cameras from CNN, Fox or MSNBC or any network.

The building looked great and a good time seemed to be had by all.

I had a copy of Heather's "To Make Men Free...a history of the Republican Party" sitting out on my camera riser, for anyone to see. No one in the 99% white audience that was also about 70% male mentioned it. The only "minority" folks I could identify in the audience were the family members of the 2 winners.

My crew was exceptional. Can we please get a liberal/progressive gig from someone ? We like to travel.

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Someone needs to read the demographics of who has children and who has abortions. That is, if these children are predominantly of mixed, black, brown and or yellow than the “replacement” idea is more of a reality. Fewer pure white (are there really any) children will be birthed. There will be more workers of a perceived subordinate status. The idea of birthing more children for adoption purposes also surprises me. Those children will be graded on their acceptability. Shall we have orphanages for the “lesser” children where they will be groomed as workers not future doctors, lawyers, sociologists, etc.? …I’m thinking Dickensian social commentary.

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Thank you Heather.

Loudermilk's response reminds me of the old line, "have you stopped beating your wife ?". He walked into an unanswerable question. You can't say yes and you can't say no. He has shit on his shoes at this point that he couldn't remove with a blow torch.

And he walked right into it.

I think it was a brilliant line of questioning to a person who was not until this point a major player mentioned in the Insurrection. I also think he is not the only one giving "tours". As you may recall, Perjury Taylor Greene also denied tours were given....under oath.

Will it matter to the Party of deniers? Probably not, but atleast we will get a clearer view of the destruction of Democracy.

I could go on all day about the choice of Hungary for CPAC , but we all know why.

Be safe. Be will.

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... about that 'Great Replacement Theory' ... would it be more accurate/truth-full to say the real 'race replacement' trend has been the onslaught of 'white' Europeans to replace indigenous cultures - world-wide - ((in the name of God, no less)) and the so-called 'Great Race Replacement' of white folks by non-whites reflects the reality that people of color don't just die and disappear - moreover, stand up and claim the respect and fairness, justice and equity owed to all ...?

... just saying ...


Why are we afraid to look at the facts and even have the conversation about justice and equity for people of color in America? Are we afraid an honest examination of the facts will reveal that our gains are ill-gotten? Will we have to admit that the properties upon which our wealth is built (including lives of the enslaved) are not, and never were ours to own, possess, buy and sell?

Can we face the facts now - before we dig the ditches of injustice even deeper - lest they become the our graves - consequent of our denial?

What goes around, comes around.

Can we please invite happy endings for one and all?

Vote for fairness and equity - open the door (and the floor) to address these questions now ....


What are we talking about when we talk about Reparations.

It's on YouTube and they ask us to do a visualization, please stop the video at that point in do it so we can look at what we came up with before we watch the video and then please do it again after listening to the video to get a sense whether the video changed your mind at all.



Congressman Jamaal Bowman



1605 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2464

Fax: (202) 225-5513



HR 40 and Reparations



Reparations, H.R. 40 and the Path Forward



Ta-Nehisi Coates, “The Case for Reparations,” the Atlantic. “Beautifully written, meticulously reported, highly persuasive …” “The most powerful essay of its time.” “Ground breaking.” “It influenced the public conversation so much that it became a necessary topic in the presidential debate.”




"Won’t reparations divide us? Not any more than we are already divided. The wealth gap merely puts a number on something we feel but cannot say—that American prosperity was ill-gotten and selective in its distribution. What is needed is an airing of family secrets, a settling with old ghosts. What is needed is a healing of the American psyche and the banishment of white guilt."

"What I’m talking about is more than recompense for past injustices—more than a handout, a payoff, hush money, or a reluctant bribe. What I’m talking about is a national reckoning that would lead to spiritual renewal. Reparations would mean the end of scarfing hot dogs on the Fourth of July while denying the facts of our heritage. Reparations would mean the end of yelling “patriotism” while waving a Confederate flag. Reparations would mean a revolution of the American consciousness, a reconciling of our self-image as the great democratizer with the facts of our history."


The Story of the Contract Buyers League



Book - Crabgrass Frontier - A History of Sub-urbanization


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In what way is this all-too-typical--and signaled MONTHS AGO to almost utter silence--strategy of the US Right Wingnut Crew unusual? In what way have they NOT been embarrassing? In what way have they EVER demonstrated "national pride" (whatever the heck that is supposed to be)? Why is everyone being so timid and mealy-mouthed? Why is anyone in public life saying ANYTHING conciliatory about the American Fascist Party that is masquerading as a supposed legitimate political bloc? Give me an effing break.

I have never--and I mean NEVER--been as existentially terrified as I am now. Wake up. Marching and all of that--and the occasional chalked message in front of Susan Collins's door, which apparently she considers an act of terrorism--is fine but it is, in the long run, meaningless unless people VOTE. VOTE THE FU**ERS OUT AND SEND THEM TO JAIL WHERE THEY BELONG.

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Aaannnddd there it is - the real reason conservatives want to end a woman’s right to choose her own fate: white women are the key in “producing” a white majority. This is a war, and white women are the canons that shoot out white babies.

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