Minnie Apple Us decided to send out a guide on how to be a good victim. No mention of armed self-defense as an option. My favorite part was the “Be a good witness” section.
“Well, I was trying to be a good witness and memorize their faces and the clothing they were wearing, but then the trans-woman they called “Moochie” coldcocked me and then 20 or 30 more people ran up and started kicking and stomping me. That’s the last thing I remember before I regained consciousness in the hospital and they told me I had been in a coma for almost two weeks.”
Kamalatoe Bitchface’s ex-boyfriend has a weekly column in the SF Constrictedtesticle The print version of this week’s column is titled, “Democrats can make voting by mail work.”
President Trump is right when he says Democrats have an advantage in a vote-by-mail election.
Anyone with a good organization and a bit of smarts can turn voting by mail to their advantage. I know, because we’ve done it here in San Francisco.
We did it in my first campaign for mayor in 1995. Gavin Newsom did it in his first mayoral election in 2003, and Mayor Ed Lee’s team did it in his first election in 2011.
The idea originated locally with political consultant Jack Davis, who concluded before my first mayoral run that the key to victory lay with people who are registered to vote but rarely turn out.
In the months leading up to the 1995 election, we sent out teams to sign up as many people as possible to vote by mail. Then we logged their names and addresses into a database.
When the city Department of Elections mailed out the absentee ballots, we set up a second army of door knockers and phone bankers to make sure the newly signed-up vote-by-mail people filled out their ballots and sent them in.
One result was that the absentee returns in the public housing developments that year matched the absentee returns in Pacific Heights.
BLM will handle the phone banking. Antifa will take care of the door knocking. You can save yourself lots of stress by signing your ballot as soon as you get it and then give it to the mostly peaceful Antifas who gather outside your door. Let them fill it out.
Same SFChron, different writer:
“A Black woman in particular and not just a woman of color,” the Oakland resident told The Chronicle’s “It’s All Political” podcast, because “Black voters are who essentially made Joe Biden the presumptive nominee. That’s facts on facts.”
The facts being that Biden’s campaign was floundering until Democratic Rep. James Clyburn, South Carolina’s most powerful Black elected official, endorsed him before that state’s primary in February. That locked in South Carolina’s substantial African American vote for Biden, who had been thumped in the first three primary and caucus states.
Four days later, voters in most of the Super Tuesday states — California was an exception — followed South Carolina’s lead, and Biden was suddenly on his way to locking up the nomination.
Garza’s demand is a sign of how far the movement has come. Now, “Black Lives Matter” is painted down the middle of streets in New York, Washington, D.C., and Oakland. Two in 3 Americans polled for a Gallup survey released last week said they support the racial justice protests that have occurred in more than 2,000 cities since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis police custody in May.
Four years ago, few Democratic office-seekers would even say the words “Black Lives Matter.” Now, the party’s presidential nominee-to-be isn’t just saying the words, he’s listening.
Garza, now a principal in the Black Futures Lab think tank, said the “Biden Plan for Black America” sounds a lot like what her organization is proposing. Among his proposals: He’s calling for a $15,000 tax credit for first-time home buyers to help Black families build wealth, promising to pump $70 billion into historically black colleges and universities, and wants to triple funding for schools with low-income students.
Garza said this is a next step for the movement: getting politicians to enact policies that help the Black community.
“It is heartening to me that after months of lobbying, we’re starting to see that this campaign is listening and recognizing that Black communities are not only central to them winning a presidential election, but Black communities are also central to making sure that our democracy survives,” Garza said.
Black activists tend to be black separatists too. Black separatists are opposed to assimilation. The reason I bring it up is I would like someone to ask Alicia Garza what she thinks about Kamalatoe being married to a white guy.