This picture was taken in Pittsburgh California. My sister texted this to me 10 minutes ago.Our democracy is being tested even in California pic.twitter.com/gDLKw54Lox
— James Thompson (@JETBallin) November 13, 2016
Police in Pittsburg, California said on Sunday that they were taking “legal action” to remove a sign that advocates for lynching black Americans.
Via Raw Story. In other news from the beautiful blue state:
Two actors from the HBO comedy series Silicon Valley were accosted and threatened by a pair of Trump supporters in a Los Angeles bar on Friday night.
Huffington Post reported that Kumail Nanjiani said in a series of tweets on Saturday that he and co-star Thomas Middleditch were left shaken and unnerved after the encounter, which nearly escalated into violence.
“Was at a bar last night with @Middleditch. At the end of the night, 2 white dudes, 20’s, who’d been there for hours came up to us,” wrote Nanjiani.
“‘We’re big fans of you guys. (To Thomas) I trolled you on twitter yesterday.’ He goes on to say how we’re wrong about Trump,” he continued.
“I go ‘Hey we don’t wanna discuss politics right now,’” Nanjiani recounted. “His friends goes ‘oh they’re cucks.’ Then starts yelling at us. ‘CUCKS CUCKS CUCKS!’”
“Cuck” is short for cuckold — a man whose partner is unfaithful. The term has been picked up as an insult by men’s rights activists, white nationalists and internet trolls.
Nanjiani continued, “He starts getting in my face. Thomas puts his hand on the dude’s chest to stop him. ‘Don’t touch me you cuck. Wanna go outside?’”
“At this point, the bouncer runs over, grabs them, kicks them out. The bartender is awesome & apologetic. Thomas & I are stunned,” he said. “This happened at a bar in LA surrounded by ppl. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be someone who looks like me in other parts.
We have our work cut out for us, don’t we?
Via Raw Story.
Anne, Cranky Cat Lady says
I am ashamed of my native state, and I am ashamed to be a white woman, liberal or not, and I am ashamed to be a USAnian. There should be no tolerance for this kind of crap, ever. I’m not good at social stuff at all, but if one of my neighbors pulls something like this, I will speak up.
But I’m afraid this is just the start of our national disgrace and downward slide.
Haven’t you gotten the memo? We’re supposed to be saying that Trump was elected because of economic anxiety. You’re supposed to be lecturing us about how poor and misunderstood his supporters are and how we should be reaching out to them to soothe their precious feelings, not pointing out the numerous incidents of racial harrasment.
Don’t worry though if you have a hard time grasping that the election of an openly racist candidate wasn’t due to racism. Luckily there’s no shortage of white pundits out their ready and eager to lecture us about this.
Oh yes, I got the memo. I set it on fire. Tsk.
chigau (ever-elliptical) says
We had one of those cheap, plastic banners at a picnic, once.
It got exposed to an open flame.
The thing burned like napalm. It was a puddle of bubbling goo before anyone could get there with a fire extinguisher.
I wouldn’t hang one on my house.
Jake Harban says
I think you might have misread the memo.
No, they did not misread the memo, and neither did I, Jake. Your fucking apologism will not be tolerated here. Take it back to Pharyngula. -- Caine.
Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk- says
I swear, black people must be fucking rich in the USA, especially black women.
Yeah, all us Indians are rolling in money too. Why, we burn it instead of firewood.
Pierce R. Butler says
Tangentially depressing: only a tiny fraction of us have the capability to make such banners ourselves.
That jerk in Pittsburgh, CA, got a professional sign-maker to help him middle-finger his neighborhood.
Let’s hope the pro gets identified and boycotted out of business.
Pierce @ 8:
Here’s hoping. I can’t imagine anyone shrugging their shoulders and filing this under “business”.