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August 15: Safe from the DPRK but not from the KKK

by Countable | 8.15.17

The Daily Countable: Take Action Today!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017

What to Watch

What Everyone Is Watching

  • The response to Charlottesville. After being criticized for his ambiguous statement denouncing violence on "many sides" the President said on Monday, “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the K.K.K., neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” Meanwhile, the man charged with ramming his car into counter-protestors, killing one and injuring 19 others, has been denied bail; Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said his “evil attack” meets the legal definition of an act of domestic terrorism.

What’s Worth Watching

  • Maybe not Guam anymore for the time being. According to the Wall Street Journal, Kim Jong Un apparently said on state media that North Korea will not launch an attack on the island nation, but he could change his mind: "If the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula and in its vicinity, testing the restraint of the DPRK, the DPRK will make an important decision as it already declared."

The President: New York City

  • In Trump Tower at 3 PM EDT, the President participates in an infrastructure discussion and signs an Executive Order "establishing discipline and accountability in the environmental review and permitting process for infrastructure projects."

  • At 3:45 PM EDT, Trump gives a statement on the infrastructure discussion

The House of Representatives: OUT OF SESSION

The Senate: OUT OF SESSION

Stay engaged, CountaCubs.

"All around me a voice was sounding: this land was made for you and me." —Woody Guthrie

—Josh Herman & Asha Sanaker

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  • Michele
    08/15/2017
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    No more white supremacists in the White House - Bannon must go, and you need to say so publicly!

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  • Al
    08/15/2017
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    Our President is a racist. That's not anything new accept those people with their eyes closed. He is a sexual predator and a self absorbed piece of scum. None of this is new. Biggest American mistake ever.

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  • Loretta
    08/15/2017
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    When is the Congress and Senate going to start the process of removing this Bully, Racist and most probably, traitor from office? He is a disgrace to the office and to The United States of America. The World is watching, including our enemies who must be reveling in this Bully's inadequacies. I call on each one of the Congressmen/Women and the Senators to show your patriotism and take measures in uniting to Impeach him and remove him from office. Keep our Country Safe Again !!!

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  • Leslie
    08/15/2017
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    Yes, Bannon must go but Miller too. As someone on this site described him so very well several months ago "Skinhead in a suit".

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  • Gail
    08/15/2017
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    We need to get the sexual predators, the Russian and Nazi sympathizers out of the White House, including the President, who is deliberately inciting violence, and now proposing a private army to be employed in Afghanistan with Betsy DeVos's brother at the helm. Would this mercenary force include American Nazis?Don't let this President start a nuclear war to dissuade the investigation into his Russian ties. Impeach him now.

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  • OlderNWiser
    08/15/2017
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    The White House is a haven for white supremacists: Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, and Gorka. POTUS now pretends to care about ethics and human rights after parading his racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, misogyny, and lack of ethics in a campaign designed to appeal to racism. Too little, too late. Jeff Sessions has displayed profound racism daily. Too little, too late. The lack of ethics in the White House and Cabinet is stunning. POTUS thinks provoking violence makes him macho. As he says, "Sad!"

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  • Azrael
    08/15/2017
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    After today's speech we should be in fear of the White House Time for all normal people to hit the streets the phones and every Reps office That speech was insane

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  • Nancy
    08/15/2017
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    The President is a hateful man. His words should have been said on Saturday. Not to mention, the KKK began with Democrats but that changed in the 1960s. One cannot be "patriotic" and a Nazi.

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  • Dmark
    08/15/2017
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    Too little too late! The only reason tRump spoke up was because he was criticized.

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  • M
    08/15/2017
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    As long as bigots and haters like Bannon and the Gorkas are allowed to push their toxic views and agendas inside the Trump administration and flatter and influence our shallow and susceptible President, America will not move forward. Blow their foul stench out of the Oval Office and clean the air in the White House. The fellow Travelers Trump has chosen to surround himself with show how unfit he is for the office of President.

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  • Dawn
    08/17/2017
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    The President has gone beyond the Pale this time! He has proven himself to be a bigot, gave his tacit support to a series of hate groups and shown himself unable to perform the duties of a President. HE MUST GO NOW! God help our country!

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  • Chuck
    08/15/2017
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    We are safer when Trump doesn't speak or goes on twitter. Just stay in Trump tower and keep quiet for the good of mankind

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  • Stafford
    08/15/2017
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    Impeach Trump! We can't have a Nazi sympathizer as president.

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  • Troy
    08/15/2017
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    Trump has shown once again that he is not presidential! What is it going to take to start the impeachment bill? Does Trump really have to shoot someone on Fifth Avenue?

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  • JTJ
    08/16/2017
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    All your comments have convinced me that liberals are a hate group more dangerous than the kkk.

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  • Darlene
    08/16/2017
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    I am absolutely appalled at the statements by Mr. Trump today. His father was in the KKK so we can hardly expect anything else. It is time to enact the 25th amendment. It is time to get the bigot out of the White House, the peoples' house. I do not want to support a man with the views of the KKK. We have come too far to go backwards. There is so much more to do. I am contacting my congressional representatives to demand he be removed. It is well past time.

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  • Pamela
    08/16/2017
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    I am deeply saddened disappointed and angry over Trumps delusional thoughts , comments and actions .. about racism sexism .. He's not our president. We do not support his actions , thoughts or behavior . It is time gentlemen to impeach the Trump .. Our country could no longer suffer such incompetency.

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  • Damian
    08/16/2017
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    Without condemning the violent left, the violent right, black panthers, ANTIFA and BLM then condemning the KKK, white supremacy, and Neo nazism would be irrelevant in today's political and social climate. United we stand and if there is one thing we all should agree on is that the hate and violence from all sides must stop or we all fail.

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  • Kathryn
    08/15/2017
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    I am disgusted by the presidents response to the Charlottesville killing. This was clearly domestic terrorism. The white nationalists were carrying torches and came with armed guards they knew this would strike fear into the diverse community. If you remember the KKK was known to strike at night and carried out lynchings while carry torches and covering their faces. I expect our president to denounce domestic terrorism that was clearly visible with this group.

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  • John
    08/17/2017
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    No more liberal twits in the media and on college campuses! Critical thinking should again be taught in our nations universities. Charlottesville is just one more opportunity for grandstanding by the people who hate the president. If Trump said the sky was blue there would be an immediate outcry. The only mistake Trump made was trying to please people who won't be pleased by anything he says or does.

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