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(Mother Jones)   DeSantis goes even further off the racist deep end in the latest attack on Gillum   ( motherjones.com) divider line
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2018-10-08 04:03:58 AM  
And Florida continues to be the turd leading the rest of Fecal America down the crapper.
 
2018-10-08 04:06:56 AM  
You would think Mother Jones would have their act together enough to not have Cloudfront BS pop ups on their site.
 
2018-10-08 04:12:41 AM  
This for some reason strikes me as less obscenely racist than "monkey it up," but more face smashingly stupid.
 
2018-10-08 04:15:37 AM  
It's not stupid. It's carefully chosen wording.
 
2018-10-08 04:40:35 AM  
That's one way to imply that a black man is a murderer.
 
2018-10-08 04:48:32 AM  
Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.
 
2018-10-08 04:51:08 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.


Because they wouldn't try to do that with a white man.
 
2018-10-08 04:54:05 AM  
How very adult.
 
2018-10-08 04:54:20 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.


It's a dog whistle. All black men are violent thugs just waiting to murder entire white families, you see? You wouldn't want to vote in some violent thug into office, would you?
 
2018-10-08 05:03:02 AM  

Alphax: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

Because they wouldn't try to do that with a white man.


They did it with a white woman, though. Remember Killary.
 
2018-10-08 05:09:04 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Alphax: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

Because they wouldn't try to do that with a white man.

They did it with a white woman, though. Remember Killary.


You make a good point, but what about Hillary's emails that were sharpened and covered in Benghazi juice?

So much destruction may or may not have happened.  We should probably get Trey Goudy on this.
 
2018-10-08 05:13:14 AM  

Alphax: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

Because they wouldn't try to do that with a white man.


In before Clinton Death List
 
2018-10-08 05:15:54 AM  

erik-k: This for some reason strikes me as less obscenely racist than "monkey it up," but more face smashingly stupid.


How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

Him being black has nothing to do with it. If he was mayor of Colorado Springs, we'd probably mock him for being a Jesus Freak or if he was mayor of Chicago we'd taunt him for being on the take.
 
2018-10-08 05:16:06 AM  
So, sitting here eating Tygryski by the bowlful, I am thankful that I am not living in the US on this Canadian Thanksgiving.
 
2018-10-08 05:19:00 AM  

Trump's Merkin: So, sitting here eating Tygryski by the bowlful, I am thankful that I am not living in the US on this Canadian Thanksgiving.


You're eating polish corn puffs?
 
2018-10-08 05:19:34 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Alphax: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

Because they wouldn't try to do that with a white man.

They did it with a white woman, though. Remember Killary.


Still not the same as a white man.
 
2018-10-08 05:23:17 AM  

ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.


I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.
 
2018-10-08 05:37:27 AM  

Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.


All the mayors there should get one too...
 
2018-10-08 05:39:53 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...


Why?
 
2018-10-08 05:44:47 AM  

Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?


Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.
 
2018-10-08 05:46:50 AM  
Trump in many people's minds has legitimized this sort of name calling.

i expect a surge in Republican politicians apeing Trump.

// neither Trump nor Republicans are black so its ok to call them apes.
 
2018-10-08 05:47:48 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.


And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?
 
2018-10-08 05:54:23 AM  

Smoking GNU: You wouldn't want to vote in some violent thug into office, would you?


Yes! But in my defense, I'm a terrible person.
 
2018-10-08 05:58:46 AM  
Racist farkers gonna racist.
 
2018-10-08 06:00:46 AM  

Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.

And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?


Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.
 
2018-10-08 06:04:55 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.

And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?

Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.


So, you have evidence to show the murder rate didn't change under his leadership, then, oh wise and reasoned person who isn't just taking the word of the republican opponent?
 
2018-10-08 06:07:04 AM  
Oh look here's something showing that Crime in Gillum's town dropped by 15% during his tenure in office, which is *three times* faster than it did throughout the rest of the state.

https://eu.tallahassee.com/story/news​/​2018/10/07/tlh-fact-check-investigatin​g-tallahassee-and-leon-county-crime-ra​te/1528681002/

And they bother to explain their data, and show where it comes from, as opposed to just, you know. Stating "HE'S THE FAULT MURDERS DIDN'T DROP!".

Weird that people are so eager to just take the republican at their word and say "Well Gillium must have failed!" I wonder why that is.
 
2018-10-08 06:07:59 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.


No, none of that justifies ill conceived nicknames.  You don't call mayors murderers.
 
2018-10-08 06:08:22 AM  

Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.

And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?

Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.

So, you have evidence to show the murder rate didn't change under his leadership, then, oh wise and reasoned person who isn't just taking the word of the republican opponent?


Crime is up since 2012:

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-​T​allahassee-Florida.html

A cursory google will show you that crime is indeed a problem. There's no 17 and 18 data on this site...so let's see.
 
2018-10-08 06:22:27 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.


With the greater income disparity between rich and poor, we as a country are going to see more and more violent and property crime, starting in our cities where prices for housing and other services rise faster and higher than in other areas. With a republican governor, state legislature, congresspeople, and a republican president causing most of these problems regarding income disparity by rewarding the rich and wiping out the ability of the middle class and lower classes to afford a decent living, and state budgets cutting back on community funding, I fail to see how any *mayors* are going to fix these problems, or should be the ones to blame.
 
2018-10-08 06:23:48 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.

And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?

Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.

So, you have evidence to show the murder rate didn't change under his leadership, then, oh wise and reasoned person who isn't just taking the word of the republican opponent?

Crime is up since 2012:

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-T​allahassee-Florida.html

A cursory google will show you that crime is indeed a problem. There's no 17 and 18 data on this site...so let's see.


Why exactly are you measuring from 2012? Dude didn't even take office until 2015.
Are you stating he should have wiped out all crime in Talahasse in *three years*?
 
2018-10-08 06:24:50 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.


Also, they 'cleaned themselves up' via massive breaches of civil liberties, for which they got sued (and lost).

Is that what you are advocating?
 
2018-10-08 06:25:30 AM  

Smoking GNU: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

It's a dog whistle. All black men are violent thugs just waiting to murder entire white families, you see? You wouldn't want to vote in some violent thug into office, would you?

"Andrew Gillum cannot keep communities safe. It's part of his ideology.


And there's this.

I mean, he could mean "liberal" but dog whistles are supposed to be subtle.
 
2018-10-08 06:27:00 AM  

Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.

And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?

Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.

So, you have evidence to show the murder rate didn't change under his leadership, then, oh wise and reasoned person who isn't just taking the word of the republican opponent?

Crime is up since 2012:

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-T​allahassee-Florida.html

A cursory google will show you that crime is indeed a problem. There's no 17 and 18 data on this site...so let's see.

Why exactly are you measuring from 2012? Dude didn't even take office until 2015.
Are you stating he should have wiped out all crime in Talahasse in *three years*?


It's been stable since 2015, note the crime index.
 
2018-10-08 06:27:45 AM  

Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Also, they 'cleaned themselves up' via massive breaches of civil liberties, for which they got sued (and lost).

Is that what you are advocating?


Stop and frisk is (was) bullshiat. They also cleaned it up by not tolerating "gateway" crimes like turnstile jumping.
 
2018-10-08 06:28:39 AM  

ColonelCathcart: erik-k: This for some reason strikes me as less obscenely racist than "monkey it up," but more face smashingly stupid.

How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

Him being black has nothing to do with it. If he was mayor of Colorado Springs, we'd probably mock him for being a Jesus Freak or if he was mayor of Chicago we'd taunt him for being on the take.


If a black man with chicago connections had major political success a racist troll would probably submit the number of shootings every weekend.

What?
 
2018-10-08 06:28:46 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.

And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?

Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.

So, you have evidence to show the murder rate didn't change under his leadership, then, oh wise and reasoned person who isn't just taking the word of the republican opponent?

Crime is up since 2012:

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-T​allahassee-Florida.html

A cursory google will show you that crime is indeed a problem. There's no 17 and 18 data on this site...so let's see.

Why exactly are you measuring from 2012? Dude didn't even take office until 2015.
Are you stating he should have wiped out all crime in Talahasse in *three years*?

It's been stable since 2015, note the crime index.


Cool, so you're saying that he managed to, at the very least, stabilize a rising crime rate and keep it from getting worse, since, in your *OWN WORDS*, it had gone *UP* since 2012, then he came into office and it stopped going up.

That actually sounds like a significant achievement!
 
2018-10-08 06:34:12 AM  
So, given that he *arrested* a rising crime rate, as the good Colonel so gratefully helped demonstrate, why, that seems like this nickname *is* unfair!
 
2018-10-08 06:38:40 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.


It's not. Some just really want it to be. Monkey it up wasn't racist either.
 
2018-10-08 06:40:27 AM  

Ooba Tooba: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

It's not. Some just really want it to be. Monkey it up wasn't racist either.


And don't get me started about them burning that lower case t at his event. Duh, libs. His name is DeSantis.
 
2018-10-08 06:40:43 AM  

Ooba Tooba: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

It's not. Some just really want it to be. Monkey it up wasn't racist either.


Quiet, you.
 
2018-10-08 06:41:02 AM  

Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Felgraf: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.

And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?

Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.

So, you have evidence to show the murder rate didn't change under his leadership, then, oh wise and reasoned person who isn't just taking the word of the republican opponent?

Crime is up since 2012:

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-T​allahassee-Florida.html

A cursory google will show you that crime is indeed a problem. There's no 17 and 18 data on this site...so let's see.

Why exactly are you measuring from 2012? Dude didn't even take office until 2015.
Are you stating he should have wiped out all crime in Talahasse in *three years*?

It's been stable since 2015, note the crime index.

Cool, so you're saying that he managed to, at the very least, stabilize a rising crime rate and keep it from getting worse, since, in your *OWN WORDS*, it had gone *UP* since 2012, then he came into office and it stopped going up.

That actually sounds like a significant achievement!


If that's success, I can see why people with money get the hell out cities like that have such "success"
 
2018-10-08 06:48:43 AM  
Another real beauty is the Tweet from Matt Gaetz (R)* eally how many DUI's does he have?   Throwing out a huge lie that Tallahassee is the #1 murder capital of Florida. Which of course is total HORSE CRAP. A Republican frat boy with a history of multiple DUI arrests is lying to the public and pulling crap out of his ass?  Must be a day that ends in "Y".  Gaetz whined about Twitter shadow banning his white supremacist followers.  He also gargled Devin Nunes' balls following his BS 'memo'. . He also appeared on Alex Jones.. All you need to know about this piece of work. And by work, I mean sh*t.

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2018-10-08 07:09:47 AM  

Alphax: Ooba Tooba: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

It's not. Some just really want it to be. Monkey it up wasn't racist either.

Quiet, you.


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2018-10-08 07:15:05 AM  
JFC, Gaetz is even tweeting like Trump now.

"Democrats can't defend the horrific crime rate under Andrew Gillum in Tallahassee so they blame others. Sad!"

I guess I should just expect it by now, but I still can't believe how many idiots are elected officials.

/Idiocracy
 
2018-10-08 07:18:04 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: JFC, Gaetz is even tweeting like Trump now.

"Democrats can't defend the horrific crime rate under Andrew Gillum in Tallahassee so they blame others. Sad!"

I guess I should just expect it by now, but I still can't believe how many idiots are elected officials.

/Idiocracy


They're just representing their constituents.

Sad, but true.
 
2018-10-08 07:21:22 AM  

Ooba Tooba: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

It's not. Some just really want it to be. Monkey it up wasn't racist either.


Hey, it's Mr. "Black on White Crime!!!!"

My trusted source for determining what is or is not racist.
 
2018-10-08 07:23:53 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: JFC, Gaetz is even tweeting like Trump now.

"Democrats can't defend the horrific crime rate under Andrew Gillum in Tallahassee so they blame others. Sad!"

I guess I should just expect it by now, but I still can't believe how many idiots are elected officials.

/Idiocracy


Who would have thought this would have happened? Are we watching the begnning of the end of democracy?
 
2018-10-08 07:27:49 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: Alphax: ColonelCathcart: How is it racist? Tallahassee has a murder problem. He's given him a nickname commensurate with that.

I don't know anyone in the St. Louis area with a nickname like that.

All the mayors there should get one too...

Why?

Because they're all incapable of solving the murder problem in their city.

And you apparently think that's a reason to give them nicknames that make it sound like they ARE the ones doing the killing?

Ever heard of "the buck stops here" - look at New York, they managed to clean themselves up. If they can do, Talhassee and St. Louis can do it too.

Everyone has their panties in a bunch about this idiot trying to be trump with the nickname thing, but they're missing the fact that there are problems that can be solved in those cities. Clearly he failed.


"he" who? Did you read tfa?

According to the Tallahassee Democrat, crime rates in Tallahassee's Leon County were the highest in the state in 2017, ranking first in property crime and fifth in violent crime. Yet under Gillum, the rate decreased by 15 percent during 2016, more than twice as much as in the rest of the state.

Tallahassee has a crime problem but you should show how Gillum is "failing".
 
2018-10-08 07:30:23 AM  

jaytkay: Ooba Tooba: I want that sauce Morty!: Desantis may be racist, but I don't see how Andrew Kill-em is a racist nickname.

It's not. Some just really want it to be. Monkey it up wasn't racist either.

Hey, it's Mr. "Black on White Crime!!!!"

My trusted source for determining what is or is not racist.


Everything is racist to you Jay, so why fret?
 
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