There seems to be a ton of fake news surrounding Charlottesville and the repercussions. For example, that Anonymous hacked The Daily Stormer site after the DS published a post calling Heather Heyer a fat childless slut. You can see that awful post here. GoDaddy, the website's host, gave The Daily Stormer 24 hours notice before they would remove their site for a violation of terms of service. Anonymous denies hacking The Daily Stormer, and hypothesizes that The DStormer ran the Anonymous banner themselves in the remaining 24 hours they had left online, possibly to cast blame on the left.   

An interesting site for the black perspective about Charlottesville is The Root, one of the Gawker Media sub-sites. There is some good reportage there about various aspects of the Charlottesville tragedy not covered by the MSM. Deandre Harris, a 20 year old black man was severely beaten by white supremacists in a parking lot adjacent to the police department. Although police did not come to his aid, his friends did. Now the white supremacists who beat him are being doxed

The Twitter account @YesYoureRacist is similarly outing white supremacists using rally photos. One was fired from his job. There is a Change dot org petition calling for the expulsion of Peter Cvjetanovic, a University of Nevada student doxed by @YesYoureRacist. As of this morning it had over 10K signatures.

On Saturday, the white supremacists are coming to my town. They’ve boasted that Charlottesville was only the beginning and that their rallies will not stop and will in fact, expand. The mayor of Boston and the governor of Massachusetts are saying they should not come. Unlike the Charlottesville police, Boston police are very good at crowd control. Numerous counter protests are being planned. The UU church here is going and I may tag along. 

Our local museum has an original Chinese house that was brought here brick by brick and reconstructed on the museum grounds. Every room has a loudspeaker that played propaganda at a high volume. It could not be turned down or off. Every room also features a portrait of Chairman Mao. Life here is beginning to feel like that, that we cannot retreat from Trump’s image or his words. He is always there, larger than life, sucking all the air to be had in the media, in conversations with friends and strangers, at work, at the supermarket, at the bank.

It is a challenge to stay afloat these days. Even while on vacation, our nightmarish president delivers a daily punch in the gut, punches that are getting progressively more horrific and emotionally debilitating. I'm 63 years old and have lived through a lot of bad presidents, but have never seen anything like this.

Turning off Chairman Trump for today, because I still can.  

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Comment by koshersalaami on August 14, 2017 at 10:03am

Trump is caving to criticism that he didn't name the KKK and new-Nazis as the problem. He's now condemned them by name. 

Comment by greenheron on August 14, 2017 at 10:06am

You know what? Nothing he can possibly say now will take it away. He's too stupid and socially disabled to understand that some things you say you can never take back.

Kosher, you should follow some of my links. You'd want to know. The Heather is a fat childless slut post is in one of them in full. It's horrible. 

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on August 14, 2017 at 10:09am

Greenheron has this right. Wholly.

Comment by greenheron on August 14, 2017 at 10:10am

This is the twitter account of the woman who dropped the dime about the DStormer post to twitter. She has the post up for all to see. The fat slut thing is literally the headline.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on August 14, 2017 at 10:12am

Thank you for at least Heather Heyer's name.  That is way more than just about anyone else has done.  

I guess it's just easier to "win" an argument when you don't have to acknowledge human death and suffering on a personal level.

To damn bad.  

Her name was Heather Heyer who gave her life fighting Nazis.

She was a PERSON, much like Rachel Corrie,  who WILL be remembered.

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Comment by Terry McKenna on August 14, 2017 at 10:12am

Re bad presidents, even Nixon tried to do some good policy, and even Bush II tried to console the nation and protect Muslims after 9/11.  Trump is so many degrees worse than any other.

Comment by greenheron on August 14, 2017 at 10:27am

Amy, you know what? I am not going to use the soft ass term alt-right any longer. Nazis. White supremacists. I don't believe that those terms are extreme. These people are heartless deviants.

My heart is broken about Heather. I'm scared to go to the Common on Saturday, but she deserves my scrawny old bones out there. How dare these pussy men?! Losing their man privileges, angry that women won't sleep with them, that they're stupid and uncool, that everyone on the college campus hates them, if they even made it that far, to college. That guy from U of Nevada is a history major! You'd think he might know something about, you know, history. I signed that change dot org petition so damn fast. That sick kid doesn't deserve an education.

Comment by koshersalaami on August 14, 2017 at 12:54pm

Greenheron,

I'm not saying anything he can say will take anything away. And I've read the Daily Stormer post about Heather Heyer. It is beyond sick. It is probably why Go Daddy gave Daily Stormer 24 hours to shut down their website for TS violations. 

What I'm saying is that he felt politically compelled to back off that equally guilty bullshit. Public pressure has not been totally ineffective. 

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on August 14, 2017 at 1:58pm

^^See what I mean, GH? ^^

The "usual suspects" are happy as a clam to be able to rattle and rale about how a sick ass post ABOUT Heather Heyer got their favorite Nazi page shut down, but not a word about the person herself.  To them she is just a, conveniently dead, tool.  It is like she was never a living, breathing entity... just a weapon to wield while beating their manly man chests.

P.S.  I expect to be man'splained any moment now about how, "yes, they do really care a whole lot about...  uhhhh... Henrietta?...  no, wait... what's her name again???" just that is not the only "subject" in the world. (conveniently ignoring that, EXACTLY like Trump, they never said shit until they were pushed into doing so and they probably will fuck that up too.)

Comment by greenheron on August 14, 2017 at 2:14pm

No way Trump wrote that statement. His vocabulary is too limited to include words like ‘egregious’ or ‘repugnant’. ‘Terrible’ and ‘disgusting’, those are his two words.

Now he can claim he denounced white supremacy, while maintaining some degree of support from his base because he took two days to do it. He denounced the black CEO of Merck in an hour!  Nazis, what’s the rush? The message to his base is clear. In case that’s not enough, supposedly he is considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio. No white crime goes punished.

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