‘Anti-black’: NAACP rallies for ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ to be removed as national anthem

The California chapter of the NAACP is pushing for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to be removed as the nation’s national anthem, claiming it is “racist” and “anti-black people.” The move has prompted outrage online.

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) branch has zeroed in on a section of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ which is not typically sung at sporting events. In fact, many Americans are unaware of the controversial lyrics in the third stanza of the song.

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,” the lyrics state. The president of the NAACP’s California chapter, Alice Huffman, says some interpretations of the words have concluded that they celebrate the deaths of black slaves fighting for freedom.

“This song is wrong, it should never have been there. And just like we didn’t have it until 1931, it won’t kill us if it goes away,” Huffman toldCBS Sacramento.

The NAACP president said it was NFL player Colin Kaepernick‘s decision to kneel during ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ – which quickly spread among other football players to highlight racial injustice in the United States – that prompted her to examine the lyrics of the song. “It’s racist. It doesn’t represent our community. It’s anti-black people,”she said.

The chapter says it will present a resolution to the California legislature which will call for the removal of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as the national anthem. They hope state lawmakers will forward the resolution to Congress.

However, not everyone agrees with the NAACP’s assessment of the song. Some have taken to social media to express their outrage with the chapter’s claims.

“Stupidity alert,” one person wrote. They went on to call the NAACP“racist all-black organization.”

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Another person also took aim at the NAACP, calling it “nothing more than a group of self-serving bigots.” They also noted that such a claim would only happen in California – the state in which the commenter resides, according to their Twitter profile.

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One Twitter user merely expressed confusion at the claim. “How are those words racist?” he asked.

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Another person, however, appeared to agree that the song is racist. He suggested a new version be written “without the racist lyrics,” calling it the “2017 Equality Remix.”

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The conversation over ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ comes amid several wider race-driven debates in the US, including the tearing down of Confederate statues and monuments across the country. Their removals have been deemed “sad” by President Donald Trump, who tweeted that “you can’t change history, but you can learn from it.”

Nearly Quarter Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Mental Disorder, Study Finds

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1Nov – by Daniel Steingold

HOUSTON — Undocumented Mexican immigrants living near the California-Mexico border experience increased rates of clinical depression and anxiety, a new study finds.

Researchers at Rice University examined the incidence of mental illnesses and substance abuse among 250 individuals within this stressed population, finding that 23 percent met the DSM’s criteria for having a mental disorder.

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A new study finds that nearly a quarter of undocumented immigrants are battling depression, anxiety, or another mental disorder.

 Fourteen percent of the study’s participants were found to have major depressive disorder (MDD), while eight and seven percent had panic or generalized anxiety disorders, respectively.

Some were determined to have suffered from multiple conditions concurrently.

“The estimates obtained in this study for depression and anxiety disorders were considerably higher in this population when compared with estimates for the general U.S. population,” says lead author Luz Garcini in a university news release.

Namely, one major study shows that seven percent of Americans suffer from MDD, while three percent suffer from a panic or anxiety-related disorder.

These findings came despite the related finding that aliens residing in the U.S. did not demonstrate increased levels of substance abuse.

“This finding defies existing stereotypes that contribute to stigmatization of and discrimination against Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. without documentation as a population with high prevalence of substance use,” Garcini explains. “These individuals are unlikely to engage in substance use because it increases their risk for deportation and it interferes with their productivity at work.”

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The researchers believe that a number of stressors, including stigmatization, language barriers, fear of deportation, family separation, and discrimination, are culprits for the deteriorated mental health of many migrants.

Compounding matters, undocumented individuals rarely have access to adequate mental health services, the researchers say.

“Additional research and funding are needed to document the devastating effects of the current socio-political context on the mental health of immigrants living in the U.S. without documentation, which is needed to inform advocacy, policy and intervention efforts,” Garcini concludes.

The study’s findings will be published in a future issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

 

Remember when crazy Maxine Waters said the Russian dossier was true? Do you expect a retraction?

For nearly a year the crazy, Marxist congresswoman from California has been on various television shows slandering the President. Now that it has been revealed that it was the Hillary Clinton campaign who paid a foreign adversary to complete that fictional document to disparage then candidate Donald Trump. Do we expect Waters to go back in front of a camera to admit that she was wrong? You’d have a better chance of winning the lotto, and getting struck by lightening on the same day. Liberals are the most dishonest, repugnant people on the planet.

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Benghazi Liar Schiff Now Lies about Uranium One

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By Daniel John Sobieski

When the Democratic anti-Trump mantra of “Russia, Russia, Russia” was in its infancy, House Intelligence Committee off ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff from the People’s Republic of California was in high dudgeon over Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes daring to report to the public and the press that, yes, members of Team Trump were in fact surveilled and the contents of their conversations and their names were recorded and disseminated.

Rep. Schiff had no problem with intel leaks to the New York Times, but an intelligence committee chairman giving the President a heads-up that his transition team was in fact caught up in surveillance by his own government is out of bounds? Schiff insisted it was, and claimed Nunes was not acting as a committee chair but as a surrogate of Team Trump:

At his own news conference later that afternoon, Schiff sharply criticized Nunes, given that his committee is in the middle of an active investigation that includes the question of whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia’s suspected attempts to meddle in last year’s election.

“The chairman will need to decide whether he is the chairman of an independent investigation into conduct which includes allegations of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians, or he is going to act as a surrogate of the White House, because he cannot do both,” Schiff told reporters.

Schiff has no problem acting as a surrogate for Team Obama or Team Hillary. That deafening silence you hear is the outrage he has expressed over the leaking of classified information to the press designed to fatally wound the Trump transition. Schiff had no problem repeating claims without evidence that Team Trump was colluding with the Russians. But he was troubled by Nunes citing reports proving President Trump was right about his team being monitored, creating a kerfuffle that forced Nunes to recuse himself from active leadership of his committee.

Fast forward to Uranium One and Fusion GPS and evidence of actual collusion and coordination between the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and the Russians, and we find ranking member Schiff once again acting as a surrogate for both President Barack Hussein Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He cannot do both. Nor can he ignore evidence that Team Hillary conspired with the Russians to both influence our elections and to engage in arguably treasonous pay-for-play in exchanging control of 20 percent of our uranium supply, the raw material for nuclear weapons, for $145 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation.

Yet that is what Schiff is doing, whistling past his party’s political graveyard and ignoring evidence of crimes that, yes, make Watergate look like a third-rate burglary and the treason of the Rosenbergs look like a misdemeanor, He calls Uranium Onepolitically-motivated “distraction”, showing how unserious the Democrats are about real corruption and collusion and why these “bipartisan” investigations are a sham by definition

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, accused the Trump administration, Breitbart News and Fox News of promoting news first reported by The Hill last week regarding Hillary Clinton’s involvement in the Uranium One deal.

The 2010 deal, covered extensively in Breitbart editor-at-large Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” gave Russia control of a significant portion of U.S. uranium.

Schiff denounced the new attention as a “partisan effort to distract” and accused House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) of being a part of it given three House committees — Judiciary, Government Reform and Intelligence — were involved.

Schiff, as we know, is no stranger to partisan efforts to distract and is a veteran of using lies, false charges, and obfuscation to distract the American people from the crimes and corruption of Team Obama and Team Clinton. He shamelessly defended the incompetence and criminal negligence of Obama and Clinton in Benghazi

Schiff was the individual who called the heroes who fought off terrorists from the roof of the CIA annex in Benghazi liars for their account of the Obama/Clinton administration’s denying security improvements, ignoring warnings of the attack, and the issuance of a stand-down order for any rescue, an order they ignored. As Investor’s Business Daily recounted in 2014:

The California Democrat who suggested that his party boycott the Benghazi Select Committee as a waste of time now accuses those who fought on the CIA annex roof of lying “to promote a new book.”

The last we heard from Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, was in May. That’s when he told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday” he thought the planned select committee to investigate the 2012 Benghazi attack was a “colossal waste of time.”

Calling the yet-to-be-approved committee a “tremendous red herring,” Schiff said: “I don’t think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate.”…

… Schiff apparently is still not happy about the hearing, which pointed out the State Department’s pre-Benghazi neglect of security, ignoring the security recommendations after the 1998 bombings of our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania….

The hearing came right after Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen, three CIA contractors who on that night fought terrorists from the roof of the CIA’s Benghazi annex building, confirmed that there was indeed a stand-down order given that caused a critical half-hour delay….

Schiff, who was not in Benghazi that night, says Paronto, Geist and Tiegen are making up a tale to sell their book, as if their story is less plausible than the proven lie that the Benghazi attack was caused by an inflammatory YouTube video, a myth promoted both by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

After seeing clips of Schiff saying the contractors were trying to sell their book and Smith claiming a stand-down order “was never given,” Geist said he “would like to invite Mr. Schiff to a debate… we can talk about it.” He wondered if Schiff wished to “say that to my face.”

Schiff thought the Benghazi heroes was making it up, and now he thinks Nunes and Team Trump are making up the fact that investigations into Team Trump and the Russians, and the creation of a Special Counsel, were prompted by a fake dossier put together by the Russians and paid for by Hilary Clinton’s campaign and the DNC. He claims it is a distraction to point out the truth that Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration sold out American national security in exchange for more Clinton cash.

Rep. Adam Schiff, have you no shame?
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Sanctuary Sonoma Ignored ICE Detainers, Protected Illegal Who Torched Wine Country

By Rick Wells

Although nobody deserves what happened in the Sonoma California wine country, the loss of life and property and the tremendous expense and disruption associated with it, there are many in that community, including every Democrat leader, who caused it to happen and have no one but themselves and Sacramento to blame.

They don’t care when an illegal alien kills some “anonymous” American who isn’t related to them, but maybe the elites have connections to those who lost their lives in the Sonoma wine country fires. At a minimum maybe they’ll care that their favorite wine is not going to be available or will cost a lot more, as that affects them personally. Probably not.

Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Tom Homan confirmed on Thursday that a man arrested on arson charges for fire-setting in the Sonoma County Wine Country is an illegal alien from Mexico.

To make the case more damning for Jerry Brown, Nancy Pelosi, Xavier Becerra and the rest of the open border liberals fighting American sovereignty on behalf of the illegal invasion, he had been twice deported back to Mexico and returned.

Homan stated that ICE has issued detainer requests for the illegal alien, Jesus Fabian Gonzalez, now five times in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 which is related to the arson charges. He stated that all of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges.”

Getting a firsthand education in the results of harboring criminals inside their community, Sonoma County, as is the case now with the entire state, has been a sanctuary jurisdiction that does not fully cooperate with ICE. They do not honor ICE detainer requests asking them to hold a criminal alien for pick up which means the criminal stays in the community, as this one did, and this was the result.

Homan detailed in his statement, “ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases.” If they had been, he’d have been setting fires in Mexico, not California. He was apparently not responsible for all of the fires, but even a small incident removed equipment and manpower from where they were already working. Whether he is alleged to have set a primary fire or others is not yet known.

“Once again, a non-cooperative jurisdiction has left their community vulnerable to dangerous individuals and preventable crimes. ICE lodged a detainer against Jesus Gonzalez with Sonoma County jail officials on October 16, following his arrest on felony charges for maliciously setting fire to a property.

This is especially troubling in light of the massive wildfires already devastating the region. Over the past year, ICE has lodged detainers against Mr. Gonzalez after four separate arrests by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges. ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases.Additionally, Mr. Gonzales has been returned to his home country of Mexico on two separate occasions.

The residents of Sonoma County, and the state of California, deserve better than policies that expose them to avoidable dangers. Non-cooperation policies – now enshrined in California state law – ensure only one thing: criminals who would otherwise be deported will be released and left free to reoffend as they please.”

 

 

Councilman Goes Nuts After He’s Busted At DACA Illegal Amnesty Secret Meeting

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By Rick Wells

A secret meeting was scheduled for Saturday morning in Long Beach, CA, to push the illegal DACA amnesty. It’s too bad for the organizers that the word got out to the Grindal61 folks.

The event was supposedly being held by California state senator Ricardo Lara, who no-showed once they discovered the patriots had learned of their meeting and were standing by with recording devices at the ready.

The patriots have a history of encounters with Lara that includes banning them from events in the past, lawsuits being filed against him, and him discontinuing events for a while because the patriots were making things uncomfortable. In keeping with his tradition of cowardly subversion against the United States, Lara never showed up.

At about 9:27 am on the clock on the wall, the event workers start packing up, taking down their table apron and loading up the propaganda.

As Gary Gileno says in the video, the anti-Americans are packing up because they showed up and, “and they don’t want to have American citizens hear their treason event promoting illegal immigration, because that’s what they were going to do here today.”

Gileno and his fellow patriots pursue the anti-American activists into the parking lot, giving them an earful and further exposing who and what they are. Included in their number were city council members. One of them is Al Austin, who lost his composure as he was getting into his Cadillac to leave.

As they returned inside one of the open borders activists tell the patriots that they’re “intimidating the people” who were in there to conspire against this country. Treason should be allowed to be conducted in total comfort in front of the citizens it is directed against, apparently.

Councilman Al Austin is captured on video admitting that he is “very happy” to represent illegal aliens. It wasn’t long before he wasn’t quite so happy, once he got an earful of the US citizens voicing their views of his betrayal of his oath and his treason against this nation. Eventually he gets into his Cadillac and drives away. Treason pays well.

Rep to introduce more impeachment articles…

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Rep. Steve Cohen (D), a Tennessee liberal, announced Thursday that he will introduce articles of impeachment against President Trump based on his defense of the white supremacists who participated in a deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. 

“Instead of unequivocally condemning hateful actions by neo-Nazis, white nationalists and Klansmen following a national tragedy, the President said ‘there were very fine people on both sides.’ There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen,” Cohen said in a statement.

“President Trump has failed the presidential test of moral leadership.”

Cohen’s decision follows on the heels of a similar effort by Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), who last month introduced his own articles of impeachment contending Trump obstructed justice amid the federal investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Al Green(D-Texas) is the only other Democrat to endorse Sherman’s resolution.

Democratic leaders have sought throughout the year to discourage such an aggressive strategy against Trump, fearing that it could both undercut the ongoing Russia investigations and politicize those probes in ways that might damage Democrats in their districts. The Democrats last month launched a 2018 messaging agenda that doesn’t mention Trump at all.

But last weekend’s violent marches in Charlottesville have sparked new levels of Democratic outrage against the president, whose initial response was to blame “many sides” for the bloodshed in Virginia; he has now doubled down on that contention. Speaking Tuesday from Trump Tower in New York City, the president condemned the “egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence” of groups like neo-Nazis, but also accused the counterprotesters — the “alt-left,” by his term — of being “very, very violent” and contributing to the tragic events.

“You had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent,” Trump said on Tuesday from Trump Tower in Manhattan. “Nobody wants to say that. But I’ll say it right now.”

The Democrats have pounded Trump relentlessly over his response, and at least two House lawmakers — Reps. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) and Jackie Spier (D-Calif.) — have called this week for his removal from office. Speier, in doing so, invoked the 25th Amendment, which outlines Congress’s impeachment powers, but stopped short of announcing plans to introduce her own articles of impeachment.

Cohen, who last month had introduced a resolution of no confidence in Trump, said the Charlottesville episode left them no choice but to take the effort a step further in pushing for impeachment.

“As a Jew and as an American and as a representative of an African American district, I am revolted by the fact that the President of the United States couldn’t stand up and unequivocally condemn Nazis who want to kill Jews and whose predecessors murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust, and could not unequivocally condemn Klansmen whose organization is dedicated to terrorizing African Americans,” Cohen said.

“No moral president would ever shy away from outright condemning hate, intolerance and bigotry.”