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Re: “Plans dropped for Muslim neighborhood in John Barrow

baker: "Keep looking" Looking for what? You are deliberately missing my point, apparently because you are just fine with religious intolerance. I give up. You are a troll and I am tired of feeding you.

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Posted by Kate on 06/24/2017 at 8:58 PM

Re: “Plans dropped for Muslim neighborhood in John Barrow

baker: Christians in the United States don't have the President of the United States saying things like this about their faith:

"I think Islam hates us. There's a tremendous hatred. We have to get to the bottom of it.There is an unbelievable hatred of us."--Donald Trump to Anderson Cooper, March 9, 2016. (Just google "Trump quotes on Islam" like I did)

Kindly note he did not say "Islamic extremists", he said "Islam". As if you didn't know it, there are many, Islamic Americans who just want to practice their faith and lead peaceful, law-abiding lives. Just daring to live in Arkansas, they are surrounded on all sides, often by intolerant so called "Christians". In that regard, Arkansas already is a giant Christian "segregated community", locking out anybody who isn't Christian. There's a reason some of the Muslim women I see at Target look down rather than returning my smile. That reason is fear. Arkansas has a long, shameful history of intolerance and prejudice. In the past it was aimed mostly at people of color. Now Muslim people are targets, too. Just listen to your President.

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Posted by Kate on 06/24/2017 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Plans dropped for Muslim neighborhood in John Barrow

The dying of this project tracks with the rise of xenophobia and the Alt-Right. With the likes of Steve Bannon roaming the halls of the White House, one can understand the hesitation of Muslims to build a community here in Trumpland, where the mottos is "We hate everybody who's not just like us (white,
evangelical and right-wing)". It is sad what so much of America has become--intolerant and selfish.

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Posted by Kate on 06/24/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Little Rock to sell $90 million in bonds to build Southwest High School, do other work

What's next, Mr. Key? Building this high school and then turning it over to your Waltonian masters to be a charter school? That may sound unlikely, but I wouldn't put it past him.

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Posted by Kate on 06/23/2017 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Supreme Court chides Court of Appeals again

Dragon Person: So in layman's terms, the Supremes were just choosing to be horses' patoots about it because they CAN be. Horses' patoots, that is.

Posted by Kate on 06/22/2017 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Resistance continues in Arkansas

Regardless of what our local old white male trolls say, change is happening here
in the U.S.A. The white male patriarchy is dying off, and a more diverse population is growing.


Here's a highlight from the census article linked above: "Non-Hispanic whites remain the only segment of the U.S. population where deaths outpace births."

Dying patients sometimes rally before the end. That's what's happening now, with the Repubs winning current elections. But the numbers are against them, and in the long run, they are doomed. Something different will take their place. Look at that ocean of white faces at Trump's rallies. Desperate people trying to hold on to their white privilege against the tide of change, and against the diversifying of America. I am not saying the Democrats will be that "something" that replaces Republicans. Both parties may well fade away. Maybe they both need to.

I am old enough that I may not live to see that new America, but I am grateful to have hope that it will be a more inclusive, welcoming, compassionate place than Trumpland. Our descendents deserve that.

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Posted by Kate on 06/22/2017 at 11:57 AM

Re: “The bathroom bill lives UPDATE

Why is this woman (Linda) so filled with hate and ignorance?

On the other hand...
I'd love to read what our Norma has to say about Collins-Smith's choice (and it is clearly a choice) of hair color.

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Posted by Kate on 06/21/2017 at 2:22 PM

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