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White nationalist rally at A&M canceled

I’ve been on the road with limited Internet access, so I’m just now catching up on recent events. Unlike our garbage president, I wholeheartedly condemn the appalling racist violence committed in Charlottesville by a bunch of Nazi scum. As such, I was heartened to see this.

A white nationalist rally planned on Texas A&M University’s campus has been canceled, apparently out of concern for student safety, officials confirmed Monday.

The school made the decision after consulting law enforcement and “considerable study” because of “concerns about the safety of its students, faculty, staff and the public.”

“Texas A&M’s support of the First Amendment and the freedom of speech cannot be questioned,” the university said in a statement Monday afternoon.

“However, in this case circumstances and information relating to the event have changed and the risks of threat to life and safety compel us to cancel the event.”

You can learn the details of this now-canceled event here; I have no desire to give these jackwads any mentions. The asshole who organized this thing says in the story that he plans to sue. I think based on the deplorable events in Charlottesville that A&M has a pretty good public safety argument to make, but I guess we’ll see what the courts have to say. It’s certainly possible A&M could get overruled. Given that, you might want to make note of this Maroon Wall counterprotest, which had been prepped to go on at the same time, just in case it is still needed. It would be best for this to now be obsolete, but if that is not the case then it sure would be nice to completely overwhelm these fascists with huge numbers of actual decent people. Beyond that, kudos to the legislators who called on A&M Chancellor John Sharp to cancel the event, and to Sharp for heeding the call. In the meantime, if you need something to do now, there are things that can be done in Austin, in Missouri City, and in Houston. People need to speak up, but we also need to take action. The Rivard Report has more.

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  1. Flypusher says:

    Bill I gave you data to back up #2. From the Cato institute, which is hardly a bunch of Libby-libs. You can have whatever opinion you want on domestic terrorism, but you are not entitled to your own facts. This morality rant you just veered out on didn’t come from my post, but thanks for being honest and admitting that you don’t give a damn about Trump’s decades long track record of lying, bullying, harassing, discrimination, refusing to pay people for their work, and fraud.

    And for the whole notion of “running the country like a business”, it is a bad idea because not all things that are a public good can generate a profit, and that all things that are profitable are a public good. Even if it was a good idea, Trump is the worst possible choice to implement it. If I must have a businessman president, I’d rather have one who had to disclose his financials and actually be accountable to shareholders and corporate boards. Even better, one who built the business from the ground up.

    For #3, stop deflecting Bill. Trump has a very long track record of talking or tweeting well before all the facts are in. Just ask the Central Park 5. DNA evidence CLEARED them, yet Orange Foolious still won’t back off his claim that they should have been executed.

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