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15

Once Again, Another Wake Up Call For America

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The Daily Beast wants us to believe they don’t understand how racism works. The media truly is complicit in the stereotyping, killing, and massacre of black people

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Truth

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The face of terrorism

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Perfectly sums up how the media treats white racist terrorists

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White Privilege is strong indeed

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This from Chris Cuomo of CNN. The media is 100% complicit

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All. Of. This. Or, he would have been treated in the horrific and brutal manner Kalief Browder was subjected to at Rikers

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Exactly

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122 Responses to “Once Again, Another Wake Up Call For America”


  1. 1 JER
    June 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Hello everybody.

    • 2 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      June 18, 2015 at 2:09 pm

      I TAKE THE SPLC MAGAZINE…YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND FIND OUT HOW MANY AND WHAT KIND OF HATE GROUPS ARE BASED IN EACH STATE.

  2. 3 0388jojothecat
    June 18, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    God help us….

  3. June 18, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    You’re the best Nerdy, thank you so so so so much.

  4. June 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    THANK YOU, Chips and NW, for your tireless efforts to keep us informed and in community.

  5. June 18, 2015 at 1:34 pm

  6. 7 Nerdy Wonka
    June 18, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    • 8 sam uk obama supporter
      June 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      This terrorist is pure evil! I am sorry for my strong language but there is nothing else to call him. My heart bleeds for those murdered and for their families and communities but I echo President Obama’s sentiments that words are not nearly enough to convey the feelings of decent peace loving people all over the world. May those killed rest in the eternal peace of the Lord and may their loved ones and their community find peace.
      What I wish for the terrorist is unprintable but surfice to say that I hope the full force of the justice system falls on his head and that he may rot somewhere hot!!
      Once again I am sorry for my strong words.
      Bless you all.

      • 9 jackiegrumbacher
        June 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm

        Sam, we all feel the way you do. Pure evil is a good way to describe a person who is so consumed with hate, he has no humanity left. I hope that when this creature is finally tried and convicted he is shown no mercy.

  7. June 18, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    This is heartbreaking. When will it stop!

  8. June 18, 2015 at 1:49 pm

  9. June 18, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Fact

    Demand

    Probably won’t return until late today …. must work and spend time meditating …….

  10. 17 Don
    June 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Free, white, and twenty-one, growing up that was the considered the pinnacle. So how does one go from being free, white and twenty-one to walking into a black church and start killing everybody in sight? This young man didn’t just wake up one morning and decided to go kill a bunch of black folk, he was groomed to kill. Everybody in his universe is complicit in this massacre, this young man eat, slept, and breathed hatred of black people, he was taught to hate black people. Much like any other mass shooting, the President will make a statement, a bunch of folk will cry, people from the assailant’s family and community will describe him as normal, quiet and or misunderstood. And now we sit and wait and pray that we aren’t there when the next ticking time bomb goes off.

    • 18 57andfemale
      June 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      This!

    • 19 0388jojothecat
      June 18, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      He listened to it 24/7 on Hate Radio and TeeVee in SC with that “Black man wants to take away the White man’s guns and rape white women”.

    • 21 Vicki
      June 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      This plus an extended conversation about how many people are in favor of gun regulation. Barf!

      I will say again, as I did earlier, that it is time to divorce the issues of Racial Hate and gun proliferation.
      I’d like to see the focus shift to what can be done to discourage racism in our country. Yesterday would have been soon enough.

      White people who are sane and have common sense and good hearts–now is the time to speak up.
      Demand that the Confederate Flag be removed from the Public sphere. As Texas has done by not allowing it on their license plates.
      OMG—take this POS Down from Public buildings.
      Monitor KKK and White Supremacy groups like the Terror Organizations they are.
      Just for starters, America. Begin, now.

    • 22 sjterrid
      June 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      True!

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  12. June 18, 2015 at 2:01 pm

  13. 29 Nerdy Wonka
    June 18, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    • 30 Anna
      June 18, 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you NW for putting names and faces to those killed by a terrorist.. Real people with real families in real pain.

  14. June 18, 2015 at 2:05 pm

  15. 33 Linda
    June 18, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    When I received my voter registration card here in Georgia….the town was listed as ” Pinckneyville “… ( Now Norcross Georgia )…

    I was curious about why it said ” Pinckneyville “. Doing research, I found that it was established by a Charles Pinckney of Charleston South Carolina who was a plantation and slave owner. The town was 100 % white. He worked for Thomas Jefferson in the early days and became part of his Administration. He was later elected as Senator from SC. I now think that Clementa Pinckney must have been a descendent of Charles Pinckney.

    There is a Pinckneyville Middle School still in the area.

  16. 36 0388jojothecat
    June 18, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Thank you Nerdy for your wonderful and informative posts especially the ones that brings us together for our love of PBO and tragedies like today. Thank you too Chipsticks for creating a place like The Obama Diary to come and be with our TOD family from the twice election of PBO, the deaths of so many during these past seven years – natural and those taken too soon by gun violence.

    I come here first because you get it sooner than the BS media who only want to hear themselves talk. They have absolutely NO purpose in a free society because they have been bought and paid by racist corporate greedy bastards.

    We now live in a country where you can kill innocent six year olds, a welcomed white man into Black historic church only for him to gun them down like dogs, and the politician, the media, says “no this has nothing to do with race or lax gun control”.

    I wish that all those business that left California leave these racist-guns-for-everyone red states because this has got to stop. They will only do something when they lose money and job opportunities. There needs to be a all out boy-cot of these states that fly the confederate flag, promote racism, deny AA the right to vote, and make it easy for everyone to purchase a gun. The International community needs to stop travel to the USA due to gun violence in Amerikkka. They don’t let their citizens travel to Somalia why in the hell would they allow them to travel to this lawless country?

  17. 37 57andfemale
    June 18, 2015 at 2:13 pm

  18. June 18, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    • 39 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      June 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      ME TOO…IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN ‘HELL’ FOR THEM HERE…WE LIVE IN A VERY DISRESPECTFUL, HATE RIDDEN COUNTRY! IF I HAD KNOWN MY CAMPAIGN WORK WAS GOING TO GET PBO AND JOE INTO THIS GARBAGE…I WOULD HAVE WALKED AWAY!

    • 40 0388jojothecat
      June 18, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      So true Chips…so true. Who knew the hatred and violence would unleash because a majority of Americans overwhelmingly voted twice a bi-racial, African-American man for President of the United States and the media says all this “race” division is HIS fault?

    • 42 sam uk obama supporter
      June 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      They are amazing men, truly good hearts and great minds. We are blessed to have them both in public service. Both, in different ways have suffered so much yet are so real, so down to earth and so goshdang compassionate!

  19. June 18, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    • 44 GGail
      June 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm

      This is touching – especially coming from VP Biden & Dr. Jill who are still in the grieving process of their own.

  20. 45 Nerdy Wonka
    June 18, 2015 at 2:24 pm

  21. 46 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    Okay I just lost it again

  22. June 18, 2015 at 2:36 pm

  23. 48 Linda
    June 18, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    While Hillary Clinton continues to hedge her position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the related issue of trade promotion authority, her campaign is partnering with a pro-TPP/TPA law and lobby firm to raise cash.

    The House Rules Committee held an “emergency meeting” at 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday to plan how to move forward with TPA.

    At 5:00 p.m., the Clinton campaign was holding a Washington, D.C. fundraiser with the McGuireWoods law firm’s PAC. According to lobby registration documents, the firm’s McGuireWoods Consulting subsidiary is lobbying on behalf of Smithfield Foods to help pass both the TPP and TPA.

    This is at Kos so I won’t link it. The rest is just whining anyway.

  24. June 18, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    • 52 GGail
      June 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      It starts in the home with family and people of like minds.
      Not being challenged when telling racists jokes
      Being given a gun for the 21st birthday
      Born in 1994 when apartheid was ending in South Africa – how would you know about it?

    • 53 Vicki
      June 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      all of the above, most likely

    • 54 nospin
      June 18, 2015 at 7:34 pm

      great questions Tally.

  25. June 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Instead of being here with my TOD Family, I was on my FB page defending the President, vigorously I might add, to my wrong
    headed thinking cousin. It just never ends.

  26. 57 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 2:44 pm

  27. 60 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm

  28. 61 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm

  29. 63 Linda
    June 18, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    So NBC is dumping Brian Williams on MSNBC ? He will be covering Breaking News ?

    Does that mean he will be on 24/7, because now the Network that bragged they don’t do ” Breaking News ” seems to call everything Breaking News.

    I bet Morning Junk is not to happy about this.

    • 64 0388jojothecat
      June 18, 2015 at 3:08 pm

      Why don’t they just start a comedy show and have him lead it….

    • 65 Vicki
      June 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      My guess, Linda, is that they are easing Brian back into the fold and he will be heading towards taking over Meet The Press.
      I have no facts or info to support this.

  30. 67 GGail
    June 18, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    This decision pissed some off…

    The Texas DMV was within its rights to reject a proposed license plate design that included the Confederate flag.

    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles acted lawfully in rejecting a license plate displaying the Confederate flag.

    The court ruled that license plates represent “government speech,” meaning the Texas DMV can control license plate contents without limiting the rights of the private parties who submit designs or slogans, according to the 5-4 ruling.

    The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) had applied for a line of specialty license plates with its own design depicting the Confederate flag logo in 2013. The group argued the DMV violated the free speech clause of the First Amendment when it rejected the design for being offensive to the public, and the case reached the Supreme Court in December.

    “Each plate is a government article serving the governmental purposes of vehicle registration and identification,” Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the majority. The ruling also asserted that the government is itself protected by the Free Speech Clause, so the Texas DMV is free to set its own limits for accepting specialty plates.

    In this case, the SCV design — a square Confederate flag, encircled by the group’s name and founding date, all superimposed over a faded Confederate flag receding into the distance — crossed the line.

    A designer of a controversial Georgia license plate featuring the Confederate flag told TIME in 2014 that the plates were intended to celebrate history, and not cause offense. “The design is just people trying to show who they are and trying to be proud of their heritage,” said Jack Bridwell, state commander of the Georgia division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

    http://time.com/3926420/supreme-court-texas-confederate-flag/

  31. 68 jackiegrumbacher
    June 18, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    The sight of that damned confederate flag flying over any state house infuriates me. States that choose to do that might as well put signs on their borders saying, “You are now entering racist (not to mention stupid) territory. Those who mount these symbols of treason on their front porches or their cars tell you all you need to know about their character and intelligence. Southern states committed an act of treason by declaring war on their country. Those states were defeated in war and the treason was put down. End of story. There is nothing romantic, glorious, nostalgic or brave about those who commit treason and that flag is nothing more than a hate sign, as loathsome a symbol as a swastika. Yet we all sit by and allow some states and people to sport these symbols of hate without showing the slightest revulsion. Displaying the confederate flag in 2015 should be a mark of shame. It is to all of our collective shame that it isn’t universally reviled.

  32. 72 Linda
    June 18, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    LOL…

    AA woman was just heckling Don Lemon and that John Berman guy. ” You angry Don ? ” ” You angry ” ? ” Talk about the anger, Don “..

    They both completely ignored her like she was invisible……they quickly went to break, both looking a little scared, especially Berman.

  33. 79 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    If you’ll bear with me, I think this thread from this guy is share-worthy

    • 80 Dudette
      June 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      More…

    • 81 Dudette
      June 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      … And more

      • 82 Vicki
        June 18, 2015 at 3:27 pm

        Dudette—Thank you for this thread. This thread is the truth America needs to grasp today.
        If you want to talk about a troubled kid who tsk tsk tsk probably shouldn’t have had a gun….
        You Are Part of The problem

      • 84 SUEDUVALLSMITH
        June 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

        AMERICANS TEND TO IGNORE THEIR SINS AND SHOVE THEM UNDER THE CARPET…THEY DO NOT WANT TO LOOK AT SLAVERY OR STEALING AMERICA FROM THE NATIVE AMERICANS…THEY PRETEND THOSE THINGS DON’T OR NEVER HAPPENED AND THEY ARE GUILTY OF PUFFERY!..IF THEY CAN SWEEP OLD HISTORY IN THE CLOSET…THEY WILL DO SO…OBVIOUSLY…THEY HAVEN’T TOLD THE TRUTH IN GENERATIONS!

  34. 86 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 3:28 pm

  35. June 18, 2015 at 3:31 pm

  36. 88 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 3:38 pm

  37. 91 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 3:41 pm

  38. 92 Nena20409
    June 18, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I am glad for Lester Holt.
    Congrats.

  39. 93 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Okay I’m done! I just can’t…

  40. 94 Nena20409
    June 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    NASDAQ will close today at another record high.

  41. 95 GGail
    June 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    This kid is not alone in his thinking…

    “Even after his arrest, the Charleston area remained on edge Thursday. Around 1:46 p.m. Thursday, someone called in a bomb threat to Morris Brown AME Church on Morris Street, the site of a vigil for shooting victims. Police officers evacuated the building, but it was later cleared of any danger.

    Also because of a bomb threat, authorities evacuated the Charleston County office building in North Charleston where Wooten announced the victims’ names Thursday afternoon.”

  42. 97 Nena20409
    June 18, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Did Hell freeze over?
    Thomas provided the swing VOTE? 1st for him?

  43. 102 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 4:12 pm

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  45. 104 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 4:16 pm

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  47. 110 Nena20409
    June 18, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    • 111 SUEDUVALLSMITH
      June 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      YOU BASTARD….YOU’RE DONE WITH THE WORD FREEDOM AND THERE IS NOTHING MENTALLY ILL ABOUT YOU BECAUSE YOU WERE COGNISANT OF YOUR MOVEMENTS…ENJOY YOUR RIDE TO HELL!

  48. 112 Nena20409
    June 18, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    • 113 GGail
      June 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm

      Oh please keep him alive so we can hear his explanation

      • 114 Sandy1110
        June 18, 2015 at 5:51 pm

        I have to believe he’s being advised and manipulated by older white supremacists who knew whom they should target. I’d be a little surprised if a 21-year-old would be obsessed enough to know the history of the Emanuel A.M.E. church or the significance of the day of the murders.

        Hopefully they can turn up some evidence in social media if he doesn’t talk.

  49. 115 Nena20409
    June 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm

  50. 116 sjterrid
    June 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Thank you Nerdy, Chips, & TOD for keeping us informed, and the incredible people on here that contribute their thoughts and words.

  51. June 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm

  52. 119 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 4:38 pm

  53. 122 Dudette
    June 18, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Looks like old Lindsay’s niece might be auditioning as witness for the insanity defense with an assist from her uncle, of course.


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