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katiek2

From: katiek2

Sep-22

Czoe, democrat CITIES are being burned, and you reference ONE right-wing nutjob.  Perhaps I'm wrong, but what I see is out of state ANTIFA and BLM activists turning rightful, peaceful protests into violence.  Mainstream America - white, black, yellow or brown - don't want this.  BLM could be such a strong, important voice for equality,,,,instead they've opted (or been co-opted) for violence.  Right-wing radical groups are just as hateful and harmful.  

CzoeMC said:

otherwise peaceful protests.

I'd hate to see what you would call violent if these "protests" are peaceful.  They start that way, but soon descend into lawlessness, from both sides.

slackerx

From: slackerx

Sep-22

katiek2 said...

democrat CITIES

I don't think that there is any such thing as a "Democrat city", any more than there are "Republic cities".

Prior to the last couple of years, I've never heard of cities being referred to like that. 

What would it even mean for an entire city to be "Democrat" or "Republic"?

Here in Iowa, we don't have "Democrat cities" or "Republic cities". We only have "Iowa cities".

katiek2

From: katiek2

Sep-22

Forgive me for not being more clear.  I meant cities that have been run by democrat politicians for years.  I suspect you know that, and are just "stirring the pot".

slackerx

From: slackerx

Sep-22

I'm not saying you are wrong.  Maybe I read more into than there was.  I do find it surprising that there was no mention of any blood and hate-filled riots in Iowa in the Des Moines Register for election week November 1026 or any other Iowa newspaper for that matter.

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We've never had two police officers ambushed and assassinated here in Iowa before during election week like back in Bloody November of 2016. Elections usually don't get violent here in Iowa. The children of several of our friends were threatened by white kids at their schools, who were threatening to kick them out of the country. White Supremacist fliers started appearing all around campus at the university. Trump managed to whip up a lot of Steve King levels of racist hatred and bullying with the way he ran his rallies and his campaign here in Iowa. It was like Steve King on steroids.

My wife was afraid to walk outside for a couple of months after Bloody November without me following her around in the car every day. She walks for at least an hour every day.  

As for Black Lives Matter, there was a Black Lives Matter event here in Ames just couple of days ago. Here's a story about it from the Des Moines Register, along with some pictures. 

  • Edited September 22, 2020 11:31 pm  by  slackerx
slackerx

From: slackerx

Sep-22

  I meant cities that have been run by democrat politicians for years.  I suspect you know that, and are just "stirring the pot".

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It's just not how we think of cities here. Maybe it's different where you live.

I couldn't tell you which cities have Democratic Mayors and which cities have Republican Mayors. We don't really think in those terms when it comes to cities here in Iowa.

Certainly, some rural areas tend to be more Republican. 

  • Edited September 22, 2020 11:46 pm  by  slackerx
Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-23

The problem, Katie, is that you are making a distinction.

It's almost as though people blame Democrats for encouraging criminal behaviour.

Watching Trump differentiate between Democrat vs Republican states with his Covid chart was deeply disturbing.  More so was his clumsily worded statement that if the death toll would be "very low ... if you take the blue states out,"



This idea essentially holds states hostage by insinuating that they only have themselves to blame for their troubles and if they want things to get better, then they had better vote Republican.

It doesn't matter who the candidate is - could be another Roy Moore - whether they have a better plan, or even any plan.  Trump is essentially saying that if your state is blue, you're on your own.

And yes - he HAS threatened to cut funding to states with Democrat governors.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/02/politics/white-house-funding-states-cities/index.html

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Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-24

slackerx

From: slackerx

Sep-24

Just out of curiosity, have there been any Black Lives Matter events recently in your city?

It might be interesting to compare notes. 

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As for Black Lives Matter, there was a Black Lives Matter event here in Ames just couple of days ago. Here's a story about it from the Des Moines Register, along with some pictures. 

katiek2

From: katiek2

Sep-25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXQxcITyg00&ab_channel=FOX5LasVegas

This is as bad as it got in Las Vegas.  There have been several instances of violence on the Strip, but entirely unrelated to protests.  We live in a very diverse neighborhood, several miles from the Strip, and truth be told, our neighbors are just our neighbors.  I think it's pretty much that way city-wide because our "industry" attracts people from all over the world, many of whom decide to live here.  Like we did, they come to party, they explore and find a welcoming, family-friendly place to live.  So no, we have not had any riots, or beatings, etc.

Jenifer (Zarknorph)
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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Sep-25

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