U.S. Senator Is Latest Republican To ‘Joke’ About Assassinating Hillary Clinton: Gothamist

now a sitting U.S. Senator has been caught on tape “kidding around” about Clinton being shot. And what the ever living fuck is going on here?Richard Burr, a North Carolina Republican and, fittingly, a distant relative of Aaron Burr, made the statement to a group of GOP volunteers in Mooresville, North Carolina on Saturday. CNN obtained a recording of the Senator’s remarks, in which he says that as he walked into a North Carolina gun shop “nothing made me feel better” than seeing a firearm magazine “with a picture of Hillary Clinton on the front of it… I was a little bit shocked at that—it didn’t have a bullseye on it.”And everyone laughs. (You can hear it starting 34 minutes and 20 seconds into the recording.) Burr, who is in a tight battle for reelection against Democrat Deborah Ross, apologized, saying, “The comment I made was inappropriate, and I apologize for it.”

Source: U.S. Senator Is Latest Republican To ‘Joke’ About Assassinating Hillary Clinton: Gothamist

L.A. City Council Votes To Ban People From Living Inside Cars And RVs: LAist Why, if that’s all they have?

Time will tell whether or not Los Angeles will be sued over this latest ordinance. How the new rules will be enforced also remains somewhat unclear, given the only way to know whether or not someone is living inside a vehicle (RV with closed windows, at least) is to knock and wait for them to answer. At the same time, it is still perfectly legal for someone to park their vehicle in a residential neighborhood, and sleep on the sidewalk outside of it.

Source: L.A. City Council Votes To Ban People From Living Inside Cars And RVs: LAist

Why I Have No Sympathy for Angry White Men | Dame Magazine

It’s hard out there for a White man. Political correctness has gotten so bad that White men can no longer wear blackface on Halloween. They can no longer assault women with impunity.  The fundamental promises of White privilege are under attack. They believe that it is only right and good that they should have what they want at the expense of everybody else. That their lives matter most of all. Every time.This is the story we’re being fed about Trump supporters. Not surprisingly given the widespread allergies to facts, the truth is something different. But it turns out that the most ardent Trumpsters aren’t young men in the rural underclass. They are older retirees—former autoworkers, civil servants, small businesspeople and others—with pensions and other resources that put them in the “have” category in depressed small towns. Never mind that these communities have faced economic hard times because Trump and his band of oligarchs have spent decades avoiding taxes and shipping jobs overseas.Despite a narrative that focuses on blue-collar voters, the Trump coalition is far more “diverse” in class, age, and geography. What binds them together?  Whiteness and masculinity! As Bob Cesca argues in Salon, “Generally speaking, Trump supporters are non-college-educated white men, ranging from younger ‘bros’ to, more typically, white male baby-boomer retirees with plenty of spare time to be relentlessly irradiated by Fox News and AM talk radio. If you convince enough men that alleged outsiders (women, minorities, immigrants) are stripping them of their long-held power, as Fox News and others have done, there’s going to eventually be a fight, especially when one of those so-called outsiders is a black president with the middle name ‘Hussein.’ Older white men don’t intend to hand over power quietly, and they’ve been given the green light by irresponsibly influential leaders to bury their humility, their decency and their sense of reality.”

Source: Why I Have No Sympathy for Angry White Men | Dame Magazine

NYTimes: Behind 2016’s Turmoil, a Crisis of White Identity

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/02/world/americas/brexit-donald-trump-whites.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share Made up crisis of thinking the reason you are such a loser is because you don’t get to think you are automatically better than “others” of ethnicity, race, or religion different than yours… In short school-yard bully crap is no longer acceptable!