Monday, October 25, 2021

Now That’s The Party Is Over, Catching Up On The News.

Last week was Fantasia Fair and I kept my posts on the fair, but I have been chomping at the bit to write on other topics.


We were invaded here in Connecticut by the radical right, mainly by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) who was invited here for “America First Rally.” She was met with counter protesters, WTNH reported that,
Her visit to Connecticut sparked outrage and counter-protesters gathered outside the event.

“Her racist, homophobic, sexist, and conspiracy theory rhetoric may fly in her state, but it doesn’t fly here,” said Anthony DiLizia, a democrat running for Connecticut’s 2nd Congressional District.

They wanted to send a strong message.

“We should not let all this hate go unchallenged,” said Cassandra Martineau, co-chair of Connecticut’s Green Party. “It’s important we stand up and speak out.”

The rally lasted for five hours, and police were on-hand throughout the entire event to ensure the safety of all those in attendance.

 People think that the northeast corner of Connecticut is the "quit corner" but is really a hotbed of right-wing radical groups. The Southerner Poverty Law Center list 6 hate groups in Connecticut.

Anti-Biden furor on display at ‘America First Rally’ featuring U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in Plainfield
The Hartford Courant
By Daniela Altmari
October 24, 2021

But at Saturday’s “America First Rally“ with U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) in Plainfield, Suleski proudly donned a shirt emblazoned with the initials FJB [F**k Joe Biden], a vulgar reference to President Joe Biden.

“I never liked his politics,” Suleski said, “and I hate what he’s doing to this country. That’s what FJB means.”

Suleski wasn’t the only one at the rally using expletives to express their hostility toward the president and his policies. The crowd periodically erupted in chants of “F--- Joe Biden,” and vendors sold T-shirts, bumper stickers, pins, flags and baseball caps adorned with the phrase.
She wasn’t the only one using vulgar language,
“This is my feeling and there’s still freedom of speech,’’ said Norm Evans, 47, of Killingly. He brought a homemade banner that read “F##CK Biden,” along with his yellow Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag to the rally.
And when President Biden visited Hartford last week...
Connecticut Gov. Lamont rips protesters hurling obscenities at President Biden while surrounded by children at Hartford event: ‘It was embarrassing.’
The Hartford Curant
By Christopher Keating
October 19, 2021

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Tuesday ripped into protesters who hurled curses and vulgarities at President Joe Biden during a visit to a child care center in Hartford last week.

Four days after the event, Lamont was still clearly bothered by the protesters, who shouted vulgarities as about 35 children, along with their teachers, were meeting the president at an event touting additional federal money being earmarked for child care.

“It was something these kids will never forget for the rest of their lives,” Lamont told reporters Tuesday outside the state Capitol. “And right across the fence were angry protesters — yelling, cursing, dropping the F-bomb, and it was embarrassing.”
It seems like the radical right has no problem using vulgar and obscenities.
Biden’s critics hurl increasingly vulgar taunts
The Washington Post
By Ashley Parker and Carissa Wolf
October 23, 2021

On Wednesday, when the president visited Scranton, Pa., he was greeted at the corner of Biden Street by a woman holding a handmade “F--- Joe Biden” sign, with an American flag as the vowel in the offending word. And back in Boise, Rod Johnson, a retired gunsmith, has hung a blue flag from the roof of his home that reads “F--- Biden.” Underneath, in smaller letters, he added, “And f--- you for voting for him!!”
But it’s clear that after nine months in office, Biden — or at least what he represents — is increasingly becoming an object of hatred to many Trump supporters. The vitriol partly reflects Trump’s own repeated baseless claims that Biden is a usurper, depriving him of his rightful claim to the presidency, and partly stems from Biden actions that Republicans deplore, from his spending plans to his immigration policies.
These are the creatures that crawled out of the swamp during the Trump administration.

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lambasted assistant health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine on Twitter,
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Transphobic Taunt Slammed On Twitter
Twitter users said they reported the extremist lawmaker's post about the first U.S. transgender four-star officer as targeted harassment.
By Lee Moran
October 21, 2021

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) faced backlash on Wednesday for a tweet mocking assistant health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, the country’s first transgender four-star officer.

Critics slammed the Donald Trump-adoring, conspiracy theory-endorsing Greene for transphobia with her post, below:
This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about hateful conduct. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible. Learn more
A dude who lived the first 50 years of his life as a man isn’t the first female anything.

China is laughing at us.
Another Trump-worshipping Republican, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, drew similar outrage with her “welcome to woke medicine, America” post about Levine. Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) called Boebert “a hateful bigot.”

Greene has made transphobic comments before, even going so far as to post an anti-transgender sign near the office of another representative who has a transgender child.
Around the country hate crimes are increasing at an alarming rate spurred on by right-wing Republicans. I fear that if Trump runs again in 2024 that his followers will not take the defeat without violence.

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