Ask Me Why the Thought of a Donald Trump Presidency Scares the Shit Out of Me

Author: P. U. Emporium


ISBN: 153703118X


Page: 46

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Welcome to EPISODE ONE of "Ask Me Why The Thought of a Donald Trump Presidency Scares the Shit Out of Me." I started this ebook series not to convince anyone to change their damn vote or to get you to commiserate with me over the shit-show that primary season has been so far. Nope. I'm writing this to document the madness for myself and to help deal with the stress of it all. And to share some thoughts...
Trump Troubadour No More

Author: Kraig Moss

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111161

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 162

Trump Troubadour No More tells the story of one man’s journey from Trump apostle to adversary and serves as a cautionary tale from a supporter who feels betrayed by a candidate who didn’t live up to his word.
States of Belonging

Author: Tomas R. Jimenez

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 9781610449083

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 633

Political turmoil surrounding immigration at the federal level and the inability of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform have provided an opening for state and local governments to become more active in setting their own immigration-related policies. States largely dictate the resources, institutions, and opportunities immigrants can access: who can get a driver’s license or attend a state university, what languages are spoken in schools and public offices, how law enforcement interacts with the public, and even what schools teach students about history. In States of Belonging, an interdisciplinary team of immigration experts – Tomás R. Jiménez, Deborah J. Schildkraut, Yuen J. Huo, and John F. Dovidio – explore the interconnections among immigration policies, attitudes about immigrants and immigration, and sense of belonging in two neighboring states – Arizona and New Mexico – with divergent approaches to welcoming newcomers. Arizona and New Mexico are historically and demographically similar, but they differ in their immigration policies. Arizona has enacted unwelcoming policies towards immigrants, restricting the access of immigrants to state resources, social services, and public institutions. New Mexico is more welcoming, actively seeking to protect the rights of immigrants and extending access to state resources and institutions. The authors draw on an original survey and in-depth interviews of a cross-section of each state’s population to illustrate how these differing approaches affect the sense of belonging not only among immigrants, but among the U.S.-born as well. Respondents in Arizona, regardless of whether they were foreign- or native-born or their ethno-racial background, agreed that the state is unwelcoming to immigrants, and they pointed to Arizona’s restrictive policies as the primary factor. The sense of rejection perceived by Latinos in Arizona, including the foreign-born and the U.S.-born, was profound. They felt the effects of administrative and symbolic exclusions of the state’s unwelcoming policies as they went about their daily lives. New Mexico’s more welcoming approach had positive effects on the Latino immigrant population, and these policies contributed to an increased sense of belonging among U.S.-born Latinos and U.S.-born whites as well. The authors show that exposure to information about welcoming policies is associated with an improved sense of belonging across most population groups. They also find that the primary dividing line when it came to reactions to welcoming policies was political, not ethno-racial. Only self-identified Republicans, Latino as well as white, showed reduced feelings of belonging. States of Belonging demonstrates that welcoming policies cultivate a greater sense of belonging for immigrants and other state citizens, suggesting that policies aimed at helping immigrants gain a social, economic, and political foothold in this country can pay a broad societal dividend.
Love Sports Hate Politics

Author: Rick Figg

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781669842798

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 125

View: 780

This book looks at social issues in today's society with complaints and solution with keen observations. The writer deals with a host of issues rapidly from topic to topic such as race, racing kids, police reform, crazy politician, Fox News, John Stewart and Trump Chronicles, civil war, voting etc. He separates the sports and explains why. A feature on Steph Curry, Draymond Green, Michael Jordan. This is a passionate look from the writer's perspective and what is happening in America.
A Collection of Satirical Short Stories: A Bigly Clever Title

Author: Craig Rozniecki


ISBN: 9781387341894

Category: Humor

Page: 116

View: 288

While in nonsensical actuality Donald Trump's campaign slogan was "Make America great again!," it probably should have been either "Make facts fake again!" or "Make bigly stinky BS smell good again!" It's appeared to be the president's goal to transform the U.S. into bizarro world, where up is down, black is white, right is wrong, left is right, and a bouquet of herpes is a popular item at supermarkets every February 14th. Cite a fact? That's fake news. Cite fake news? That's a fact. So what do we do when the leader of our country tries turning reality on its head? Resort to 24-hour all-you-can-eat buffets, binge-drinking, and laughter, not necessarily in that order. That's where author Craig Rozniecki's fifteenth book, "A Collection of Satirical Short Stories: A Bigly Clever Title," will come in handy! So join him in attempting to cope with Trump's bizarro world, as he satirizes politics, religion, race, every light topic you're advised to talk about on a first date.
Queer Intentions

Author: Amelia Abraham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781509866151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 874

Shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize 2020 ‘Eloquent, empathetic and passionate, this book will not just resonate with a new generation of queer people, but with all those who seek to be their allies. A brilliant book.’ - Owen Jones Today, the options and freedoms on offer to LGBTQ+ people living in the West are greater than ever before. But is same-sex marriage, improved media visibility and corporate endorsement all it’s cracked up to be? At what cost does this acceptance come? And who is getting left behind, particularly in parts of the world where LGBTQ+ rights aren’t so advanced? Combining intrepid journalism with her own personal experience, in Queer Intentions, Amelia Abraham searches for the answers to these urgent challenges, as well as the broader question of what it means to be queer right now. With curiosity, good humour and disarming openness, Amelia takes the reader on a thought-provoking and entertaining journey. Join her as she cries at the first same-sex marriage in Britain, loses herself in the world’s biggest drag convention in L.A., marches at Pride parades across Europe, visits both a transgender model agency and the Anti-Violence Project in New York to understand the extremes of trans life today, parties in the clubs of Turkey’s underground LGBTQ+ scene, and meets a genderless family in progressive Stockholm.
Read and Riot

Author: Nadya Tolokonnikova

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529393132

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 204

"as indispensable to confronting, say, your domineering mother-in-law or your local city council as it is to helping foment an ongoing and ever-escalating insurrection against, say, a sexist, racist, nepotistic power-mad oligarchy threatening to destroy democracy as we know it...My advice: Buy one" - VOGUE A guerrilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance from artist, activist and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova. The face of modern protest is wearing a brightly colored ski mask. Nadya Tolokonnikova, founding member of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, is a creative activist, professional protestor, brazen feminist, shocking visual artist, and force to be reckoned with. Her spontaneous, explosive approach to political action has involved jumping over barbed wire, kissing police officers, giving guerilla performances in crowded subway cars, and going on a hunger strike to protest the abuse of prisoners. She's been horse-whipped by police in Sochi, temporarily blinded when officers threw green paint in her eyes, and monitored by the Russian government. But what made Nadya an activist icon overnight happened on February 21, 2012, when she was arrested for performing an anti-Putin protest song in a Moscow church. She was sent to a Russian prison for 18 months and emerged as an international symbol of radical resistance, as calls to "Free Pussy Riot" resounded around the world. With her emblematic ski mask, black lipstick, and unwavering bravery, Nadya has become an emissary of hope and optimism despite overwhelming and ugly political corruption. Read & Riot is structured around Nadya's ten rules for revolution (Be a pirate! Make your government shit its pants! Take back the joy!) and illustrated throughout with stunning examples from her extraordinary life and the philosophies of other revolutionary rebels throughout history. Rooted in action and going beyond the typical "call your senator" guidelines, Read & Riot gives us a refreshing model for civil disobedience, and encourages our right to question every status quo and make political action exciting--even joyful.
TRIUMPH OF RACISM: The History of White Supremacy in Africa and How Shithole Entered the U.S Presidential Lexicon

Author: Emmanuel Neba-Fuh

Publisher: Miraclaire Publishing


Category: History

Page: 678

View: 690

Emmanuel Neba-Fuh in this comprehensive chronological compilation and thorough narrative of the history of white supremacy in Africa provide an unflinching fresh case that African poverty - a central tenet of the “shithole” demonization, is not a natural feature of geography or a consequence of culture, but a direct product of imperial extraction from the continent – a practice that continues into the present. A brutal and nefarious tale of slave trade, genocides, massacres, dictators supported, progressive leaders murdered, weapon-smuggling, cloak-and-dagger secret services, corruption, international conspiracy, and spectacular military operations, he raised the most basic and fundamental question - how was Africa (the world’s richest continent) raped and reduced to what Donald J. Trump called “shithole?” (V. Mbanwie )
Meet the Deplorables

Author: Harmon Leon

Publisher: 39 West Press

ISBN: 9781946358097

Category: Humor

Page: 246

View: 710

Ripped from the headlines, Meet the Deplorables: Infiltrating Trump America ventures deep into Red State territory and explores the current shape of our divided country, providing a fresh, first-hand perspective of right-wing subcultures and the mindsets of the so-called “deplorables” who helped propel Donald J. Trump to the Oval Office. In his inimitable Gonzo-style, infiltration journalist HARMON LEON—whose stories have appeared in VICE, Esquire, The Nation, and National Geographic—dons a variety of disguises and goes undercover into the heart of Trump America where his exploits include canvassing door-to-door as a Trump supporter, hanging out with Trump fanatics as they receive free Donald tattoos, demonstrating how easy it is to purchase an assault weapon on Facebook, visiting an anti-Muslim hate group on the same day as a mass shooting, spending time with anti-choice protesters in front of Planned Parenthood, joining a conversion therapy group that tries to “turn” gay men straight, and many, many more. Adding an innovative extra dimension to the book, two-time winner of the RFK Journalism Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist TED RALL enhances the carefully crafted narrative—and connects Leon's audacious accounts to the greater Trump phenomena—with his own distinctive full-color cartoons and insightful analysis, including a poignant epilogue. A necessary read in the time of Trump, this unique collaboration by the formidable team of Harmon Leon and Ted Rall holds up a mirror to modern conservative life and reflects a reality that is outrageous, entertaining, and always illuminating.