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Fun and Games with "Ex" Neo-Nazis

Anyone been watching W. Kamau Bell's United Shades of America? I've been enjoying it thus far. In the first episode http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/23/media/w-kamau-bell-kkk-united-shades/, he goes to meet some of the current members of the Ku Klux Klan - not the Alt-Right types who claim not to like wearing sheets, but the old-fashioned kind. Except the ones in Harrison, Arkansas, who also claim they don't like wearing sheets.

Anyway one of the guys he meets is one Billy Roper Jr. Pictured here http://www.vice.com/read/the-kkk-embraces-diversity-in-harrison-arkansas and profiled here https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/billy-roper

Anyway, I got into a Twitter spat with a Trump Supporter last night and it took sometime but I finally realized who he was. One Billy Roper. And right now we don't seem to be the best of friends.

> Considering the number of followers you have and the strengths of your arguments, I consider you insignificant. - https://twitter.com/RoperBilly/status/731479612388073472

It is a strange world sometimes.


Residents of Harrison, in Boone County, Arkansas, want to move beyond the town's racist history. The trouble is, the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan have settled in the area and made it their national headquarters.
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The first Florida Republican Congress elected to Congress after Reconstruction. I am kind of glad he didn't live to see this.
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By the way, I haven't stopped posting - I just have been going through a bit of a burnout phase.

And simultaneously I got tired of arguing with anonymous anime-iconed Alt-Right Trumpkins on Twitter with my personal account so I dusted off some old branding and figured out how to get access to an account I made in 2011 but had never posted to.

Eventually I will figure out a better system for all this but it is sort of working for now.
@a_terran What I worry about is another 89th Congress with a Liberal Democrat President https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/89th_United_States_Congress … but I don't have a solution. Third Superpower. 59m59 minutes ago. Third Superpower @thirdsuperpower. @a_terran I don't have to worry about a Trump ...
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A lot of people liked Trumpanzees. Not sure why but Trumpkin appealed to me.
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The Republican Party in Louisiana refused to support David Duke. Twice. The Republican Party should refused to support Donald Trump.
In 1990, former KKK leader David Duke ran for the United States Senate in Louisiana as a Republican. The Republican Party officially opposed David Duke and, when it became apparent Duke could be t…
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Don't like the establishment?

Well, that comes at a cost.
They are undoubtedly gun shy after wasting time and money on Republicans who Trump destroyed in the primary.
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> The party is already destroyed simply by his nomination. #NeverTrump intends to at least salvage conservatism.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES After tonight’s stunning (or not so stunning) loss and Ted Cruz dropping out of the race, the question that I and others are being asked is will we unify behind the presumptive GOP nominee now that he is essentially inevitable? The answer is, of course not. #NeverTrump was not a fad. It was not an attempt to change a | Read More »
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The Tribune was our local daily paper - the Times has never been available in this area and we would never have cared if it were.

#RIP
The Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times announced Tuesday afternoon that it has acquired The Tampa Tribune, ending a 29-year competitive battle in the bay region and creating the fifth-largest Sunday cir…
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Neutral perspectives seem to be invisible in logic......Thus every war ever........
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I had a bit of a different path from +Pradheep Shanker. I remember in 1980 when all of my classmates were convinced that a vote for Reagan meant a vote for World War III. I voted for Reagan in our mock election anyway - Carter won by a landslide.

4 years later, I fooled around all summer and didn't both to register. But after I missed the September Primary I took the time to go register. In my town, you went to a Dry Cleaners' and there was an older African-American lady who helped you fill out the forms and had you swear the oath to uphold the Constitution.

I really wanted to register as a Republican but my parents convinced me that it didn't make sense because many local elections were settled in the primary but there were few if any Republican candidates running at the local level. So I went ahead and registered as a Democrat. And voted for Reagan. (I also ended up being assigned to the wrong precinct for years but that is another story).

In 1988, I voted for Michael Dukakis in the Democratic Primary because he seemed the best choice. In 1992, it was Bruce Babbitt. 1996 and 2000 I honestly don't remember. In 2004 it was Joe Lieberman - overwhelmingly easy choice.

In 2004, I was helping the wife of our former Fire Chief out with a computer problem. Her son was running for Sheriff in the Republican Primary. She asked me to vote for him and had the form ready to be filled out so I finally switched parties. And my parents decided to do the same. In the intervening years, it was much more likely that Republicans had a full slate and there was one or zero Democrats seeking an office locally.

I actually thought about picking up a form to change parties yesterday but it was raining fairly heavily and I couldn't decide which route to take - go back to Democrat or register as Libertarian? I still have some to decide and I may wait until the Convention. Or I may not.

I never thought I would find myself in this position but then a lot of other Conservative Republicans feel the same way.


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> Well, contrary to an army of people flooding my email box and my twitter feed, I’m not a politician either. The “people have spoken” is not some abracadabra phrase that can change my opinions, never mind my convictions. If “the people” vote that I must hate dogs, I’m not going to start hating dogs. If a plurality of Republican primary voters tells me I have to like blue cheese, I’m not going to start liking blue cheese. And even if 99.99 percent of Americans tell me that I should shed my opinions of Donald Trump, I’m not going to do that either.

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> In short, we could have to suffer through years of fighting over what is the likely dead corpse of the modern Republican Party. Various fights, at the state and national level, are likely to break out, with moderates, conservatives, and Trumpists (who are neither moderates or conservatives, in fact) fighting each other in election after election, likely leading to more and more Democrat victories. No outcome from this November’s elections leads to a unification of the broken remnants of this Republican coalition.
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> But President Donald Trump would be the standard-bearer for American capitalism, despite the fact his ideas are exactly opposed. Because he is in business, Trump’s progressive taxes, threats to CEOs and tariffs against consumers will be legitimated as capitalist, as moral, as just. They’re not. And when Trump’s policies fail, as they will, American capitalism will unquestionably get blamed.

> This is why I’m supporting Clinton: Long term, the damage levied by Donald Trump to capitalism in America will be immeasurably worse than that wrought by Hillary Clinton.
Ayn Rand once noted how “elections are won in every month of the year — except November.” A Presidential race can't change ideas, it just cashes in on those already accepted as truth. I start with the premise that the only thing that can save the country is capitalism.
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  • South Florida State College
    2013 - present
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    2010 - 2013
  • Highlands County Library System
    1999 - 2010
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    1997 - 1999
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    1993 - 1997
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Librarian. Egalitarian. Republican.
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got to go backstage at Radio City Music Hall on my first trip to Manhattan
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  • University of South Florida
    Library and Information Science, 1995 - 1997
  • University of South Florida
    Social Science Education, 1991 - 1992
  • Webber International University
    Computer Information Systems, 1986 - 1988
  • South Florida Community College
    1984 - 1986
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