The Real Housewives of Atlanta S10 Reunion Pt 2 A-G-O-N-Y! Waiting for Kim


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Lawd have mercy, Lawd have mercy, LAWD HAVE MUR-CEE!!   This effing rapegate may FINALLY BE OVAH!  Between Kandi and Porsha.  I think after one apologies this one my have stuck.

Speaking of stuck, Bravo has stuck us with this lame reunion.  They are holding some of us captive, until next week when we finally see Nene and Wig go at it…  And fuck! (yeah I said it) it better be Epic!

This reunion much like this season has been much to do about Nothing.  Speaking of nothing why is Marlo still here?   Marlo doesn’t appreciate, Kenya calling her a HO. (not a garden tool)   When Andy, (who I might add is keeping this reunion afloat with his own shade) ask Marlo how does she make her money?   She tells Andy, she dated a billionaire. Who is not Ted Turner.   The billionaire, bought her home and her mothers home and her Aston Martin.     And she has a LLC ” Simply Marlo”.    Kenya!  “We see each other”

 

Andy asked Nene about her epic breakdown in Oakland. (Telling a heckler-she hoped she would get raped by a  Uber driver)   Nene seemed sincerely sorry.  Sheree was offended. Next.

Eva, came out  having contractions. (Dr Jackie is on call)  She and Cynthia had a few moments regarding Will.  Was he seeing someone the same time as he was seeing Cynthia?  Of course this is one more example of this stupid season.  Cynthia and Will weren’t anything to each other, so WHO CARES IF HE WAS DATING ANOTHER WOMEN!!!!!

Cynthia has moved on and is seeing someone else. Shady Andy suggested that Cynthia explore her clear attraction to women.

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Bravo played us!

It was all a tease. The sit down with Wig (Kim to her friends) was saved for the last few minutes of last night’s episode.

Nene’s back was erect. She came out looking good in a red dress and her red solo cup (Houston is there a problem?)

Andy, an equal opportunity shade master asked her “What the end game on the lip”  (This destroyed twitter)

They began with the Elephant Room . Where Kim told Cynthia to be quiet and look pretty.  Kim says she never suggested that Cynthia is lucky she’s beautiful because she’s not capable of much else.   The Receipts says your a lier.  The footage shows  Kim saying that Cynthia is lucky she’s beautiful because she’s not capable of much else.

Another dig from Andy:  He  compares Kim’s pivoting tendencies to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Then Kim asks, “Who the hell is that?”

A moment with Dr CityFella:  I’ve always suspected Nene rage towards Kim is love. Outside of Sheree, Nene has known Kim more than 10 years.   It was Nene who suggested  Kim come on to the show. and Unlike Sheree, these two had a genuine friendship.  Nene said, she saw Kim at the mall and she believes Kim saw her and didn’t acknowledge her.  The Elephant room was another attempt to patch the hole in there friendship. 

Kim, insist she never say Nene at the mall. or took a photo of her car in the handicapped  Then we see the footage of her doing what she said she didn’t do.   Bleep, Bleep, Bleep,

Meanwhile

Southern Charm “New Orleans” Premiered after the Housewives has promise.   The Real Housewives of the Potomac, looks good this season.   Beverly Hills has one more episode before the Reunion and its about to go down at the Hampton’s in New York (read my review)   Bravo is going to have overhaul Atlanta, we deserve better.!

CityFella

 

Very much not New York pizza


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A recipe for pizza toast in Atlanta starts out as cold comfort, then provides a path forward

By: Julia Bainbridge/Salon.com

I checked the weather app on my iPhone as soon as my plane touched the ground in Georgia. It registered 89 degrees. Hours before, I finished a cup of coffee in a drizzly Manhattan and hugged my friend goodbye, and when I discovered the app’s findings, I texted her a screenshot. “Jealous!” she responded.   I abhor the heat.

Rummaging through the refrigerator in the apartment I’ve lived in for just over a year, I found sliced sourdough bread, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese that I had shredded and stored in a plastic container. I toasted the bread and then layered on the tomato sauce, which I mixed with a tablespoon of an Indian-style tomato condiment that another friend makes (and sells through her company Brooklyn Delhi) and then the mozzarella, which I melted under my oven’s broiler. It was a kind of pizza, I guess; pizza toast, let’s call it. It was fine. It was dinner that night.

Four nights earlier, I had ordered a New York pizza. It was a New York pizza in style — generous in diameter, with a thin, crisp but pliable crust — but also in fact. I was in New York and I ordered a pizza. It was a New York pizza because it was baked, sliced, delivered and, ultimately, devoured in New York. Hundreds of pizzas were simultaneously being delivered within a couple miles of me, and they were all New York pizzas.

This particular one arrived in a 20-inch cardboard box via a slender man named Weiqun. The time was 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, and as I stood on the sidewalk in my silk pajama set waiting for Weiqun to unzip his insulated carrying case, I noticed a handsome brown leather briefcase to my left. Following the navy pant leg of its owner up to his face, I saw a late twenty-something man leaning against the brick facade of my friend’s apartment building, wrapping up a phone call about some business deal or another. Whether or not he does so ironically, I was charmed to discover that at least one millennial carries a briefcase to work.

For 30 seconds, Weiqun, the millennial financier and I were subjected (happily, in my case) to the synthesizers in Rihanna’s ragamuffin-style “Rude Boy” trilling out of the speakers of the boombox affixed to the back of Weiqun’s bicycle seat and onto Thompson Street. Once the pizza box reached my hand, off I went to the fifth floor.

As for the aforementioned devouring, it was done properly, by New York standards: My right-hand thumb and pinkie finger pushed together the two vertices on either side of the crust edge of each cheese-topped triangle, folding it in half lengthwise. I ate three slices, standing at my friend’s kitchen counter while streaming a Netflix documentary about early 90s-era club kid (and criminal) Michael Alig on my laptop.

 

I thought of that pizza as I plodded around my kitchen in Atlanta and ate my pizza toast in silence, watching the sluggish sway of dogwood trees billowing with flowers through my living room window. Visions of Weiqun came to me, as did flickers of Rihanna’s steel drums. My pizza toast tasted better after the first three bites, as I remembered my New York pizza and the scenario involved in acquiring it. Sometimes pleasure can be had in eating something so unlike the other that, in comparing the two, they’re both with you. The tomato achaar’s black mustard seeds revealed themselves, then the fenugreek. Tamarind! Gosh, I haven’t cooked with tamarind for a while, I thought as I reached the center of the slice. By the time I finished it, I was searching for tamarind recipes on my laptop. The next night I used the fruit’s pulp in a warming and garlicky chickpea curry, something I’d never made before.

New York City, where I lived for ten years, is a dirty, difficult place with endless potential for magic. About once a quarter, most New Yorkers wonder aloud where else they might move. I could have a yard in Nashville. I could afford a second bedroom in Portland. I could own a bed and breakfast in Maine. I could run an heirloom squash farm upstate. In the end, they usually stay. A piece of the reason why is that they feel a part of a phenomenal and phenomenally twisted club. Loving New York for the energy it provides and the willingness to sacrifice so much else for that energy is a very specific taste. Are you wacked enough to immerse yourself in it? So am I. Let’s play.

I left, and I’ll probably return. I say “probably” because, in this year away, a year that forced me into saying I’m in my mid and not early thirties, I’ve grown used to the ease of being able to seat eight guests comfortably at a table in my dining room. I’ve enjoyed the company of less rapacious men, men actually seeking committed relationships. And I’ve had the room to, instead of hustling to pay rent, try new things, like making chickpea curry from scratch. Twenty percent of me still isn’t sure I want to return to carrying my laundry two blocks once a week or engaging in months of flirtatious texts that lead nowhere over and over again. Another thirty percent of me is curious to see what else I might get up to with the time I have now, time that used to be taken up scraping New York’s dirt off of me at the end of each day.

I’ll spend the summer touring Minneapolis, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco and most places in between as I research for a book. Pizza toast will appear here and there to fuel me, I’m sure. Maybe in Philadelphia, I’ll make it on a hoagie roll. Maybe in Los Angeles, I’ll get my hands on some of that tomato achaar and make a version that’s close to my Atlanta original. I’ll think of my kitchen in Georgia and all of other the things I cooked there. And I bet when I order New York pizza, those flavors will be with me.

 

Pizza Toast

Serves 1

1 slice sourdough bread

1 tablespoon tomato sauce (or whatever your desired amount for spreading)

Shredded mozzarella cheese (usually about 1/4 cup, depending on your mood)

Optional toppings: flaky sea salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes or dried oregano

Place bread on a sheet pan. Broil on both sides until golden.

Spread one side with tomato sauce and top with cheese. Broil once more until the cheese is melted.

Serve immediately.

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STAND BACK her Va-jay,jay is loaded!


 

You’ve seen this a few hundred times on Cops and Live P.D.   A couple was pulled over for speeding in a small town. Chenoa, Illinois.

One of them Anika Witt or her bud Clinton McDonald probably was a little twitchy

Cops and Live P.D vets know what happens with twitchy occupants

The PoPo searches the car and finds……….

Ecstasy and Heroin

Anika had Ecstasy in her bra. and Heroin in the Car

No one was going home that night in September.

They took her to women’s jail and her friend to the men’s Jail.

During the mandatory strip search they discovered a fully loaded  Kimber 380 in her Vagina.

As for Clinton, they didn’t find a gun in his Vagina.  (no wait)

Things were looking bleak for Anika,  15 years for the drugs and 10 years for the gun.

25 years in the slammer

Unless she blabs on Clinton.

Anika sings. cause she has a criminal background. theft, bad checks and resisting arrest.

After her concert, she was sentenced to two years in State Prison.  They gave her credit for the eight months served and she will see the light of day September 7th 2019.

CityFella

White’s only Clubhouse in Sacramento?


A white only clubhouse in racially diverse Sacramento?

 

White co-workers allegedly used cardboard boxes to build a protective fort around their desks

 

 

Teshawn Solomon said, a manager repeatedly called him Nigger AND built a clubhouse out of cardboard boxes around his and other employees desks with the words “White Only” spray painted on the boxes.

In an article in the Sacramento Bee, Solomon said he reported the harassment to a regional manager, showing him photo of the clubhouse and no action was taken.   He resigned after making the complaint because he felt there was nowhere he could turn for relief from the hostile workplace .

A second man, Jason Flick who is Caucasian, joined Teshawn Solomon lawsuit against.  Flick, alleging racial harassment by workers and managers at Vivint Solar’s Sacramento.    Vivint, is a publicly traded home automation and energy company based in Utah.

Flick said  Solomon was “consistently singled out for racial discrimination and harassment by his predominantly Caucasian co-workers and supervisors.”  He said Solomon was frequently called Nigger.     He said he was told to  scrutinize Solomon’s time cards extra carefully.

The Flick lawsuit also mentions the “White only” fort, which “disgusted and distressed” He took photos of the fort and shared them with Solomon.   Flick resigned in March because he “could no longer tolerate the toxic, hostile, racist work environment.   When he applied for unemployment benefits, Flick included the photos of the fort in his application, which he believes were shared with Vivint’s human resources office, the suit said.

Vivint CEO David Bywater in released a statement on Wednesday(before Flick’s was filed)  saying his executive team first learned of the racial harassment allegations when Solomon filed suit earlier this week. Bywater said the company conducted an internal investigation that resulted in the termination of one employee and disciplinary action for several others.

“The disturbing experience described by our former employee does not reflect the values or culture of Vivint Solar and stands in direct contradiction to our core values as a company,” Bywater said.   He believes the racial harassment allegations are an “isolated incident,” and disputed some of Solomon’s lawsuit.

 

According to a lawsuit filed in Sacramento County Superior Court, a supervisor with Vivint Solar built a "White only" clubhouse out of cardboard boxes inside the company's Natomas warehouse. An African American employee is suing for racial harassment and discrimination.

World’s confidence in US leadership under Trump at new low, poll finds


  • In just under half of the world’s countries – 65 out of 134 – US standing collapsed, by 10 percentage points or more.
In just under half of the world’s countries – 65 out of 134 – US standing collapsed, by 10 percentage points or more. Photograph: Kham/AFP/Getty Images

 

  • Approval for US falls to 30% from 48% under Obama

  • ‘Historic low’ of Gallup poll ‘sets a new bar for disapproval’

 

By: Julian Borger/UK Guardian

Global confidence in US leadership has fallen to a new low, and the country now ranks below China in worldwide approval ratings, according to a new Gallup poll.

The survey of opinion in 134 countries showed a record collapse in approval for the US role in the world, from 48% under Obama to 30% after one year of Donald Trump – the lowest level Gallup has recorded since beginning its global leadership poll over a decade ago.

The result comes after a separate Gallup survey found that Trump reaches the first anniversary of his inauguration with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year.

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That poll showed that Trump has averaged just a 39% approval rating since his inauguration. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton, whose first-year average was 10 points higher than Trump’s, at 49%.

The latest study confirms some of the worst fears of foreign policy analysts in the US and Europe that Trump’s “America first” approach, combined with his volatile and irascible personality, is weakening cohesion among western democracies in the face of a growing challenge from autocracies in Russia and China, and the rise of illiberal democracies and xenophobic nationalism inside Europe.

Germany is now seen as a global leader by many more people (41% of the sample), with China in second place on 31%. Russia has 27% approval for its global role according to the poll.

In just under half of the world’s countries – 65 out of 134 – US standing collapsed, by 10 percentage points or more. Some of the biggest losses were among Washington’s closest allies in western Europe, Australia and Latin America.

 

“This year marks a significant change in our trends,” wrote Gallup’s managing partner, Jon Clifton. “Only 30% of the world, on average, approves of the job performance of the US’s leadership, down from 48% in 2016. In fact, more people now disapprove of US leadership than approve. This historic low puts the US’s leadership approval rating on par with China’s and sets a new bar for disapproval.”

As part of his “America First” policy, Trump took the US out several multilateral agreements on the grounds they did not serve national interests, including the proposed Trans-Pacific trade partnership and the Paris Climate Change accord. He walked out of talks on a new trade and investment deal with Europe and has threatened to leave the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.

Approval of US leadership climbed by 10% or more in only four countries: Belarus, Israel, Macedonia and Liberia. It increased moderately in Russia, the former Soviet states in central Asia and parts of west Africa.

Trump’s first year in office has aroused particular intense antipathy. Gallup found that the median of worldwide disapproval of US leadership has hit a new record of 43%, higher than disapproval of Russia (36%), China (30%) or Germany (25%).

The US has fallen below China in the Gallup global poll once before, in the last year of the George W Bush administration in 2008, but both the US and China were significantly more popular then than they are now.

The collapse in support is particularly dramatic in Canada and Latin America, where 49% approved of the Obama administration’s leadership, with 27% disapproval in 2016. After Trump’s first year, the ratings graph has scissored sharply, with only 24% now expressing faith in US leadership – a new low – and 58% disapproving.

The Gallup report said that China, which has overtaken the US as the leading trading partner in parts of Latin America, “may be positioned to take further advantage”. It’s approval rating across the Americas is four percentage points higher than the US, but disapproval is much lower at 35%. Many Latin Americans have not made up their minds about Chinese influence.

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Daniel Drezner, a professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy said that the most serious finding was the severe drop in approval for US leadership in the world’s democracies.

He said: “Elected leaders care what their publics think about the United States. These numbers will make it harder for those leaders to publicly cooperate with the Trump administration – even when it might be in their interest to do so.”

However, Mike Gonzalez at the Heritage Foundationsaid the poll was probably more about personal factors and that the reality was not as dire as the numbers suggested.

“It is difficult to interpret this polling result as anything other than a visceral reaction to Donald Trump. In reality, this administration has devoted itself to renewing and rebuilding alliances which had been neglected for years, from Great Britain to Japan to various partners in eastern Europe,” Gonzalez said.

“While China has consistently attempted to expand its global reach, it still has no soft power – worldwide, there is no Chinese version of blue jeans, cinema, TV shows, way of life, music, and the like. There are no 700 million people wanting to move to China. President Xi’s ‘Chinese Dream’ is a transparent attempt to mimic the American model.”

The Real Housewives of New York S10 ep11 “Bobby Zarin loved”


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If you’ve been long term fan of New York, you went through a box of tissues last night.    Jill and Bobby Zarin was a love story.  There are other housewives who’s marriages were longer, Lisa and Ken (36 years) and Kyle and Mauricio’s (22 years) in Beverly Hills.  But this was a love story.

I had a love and hate relationship with Jill Zarin, who was the resident queen bee in New York during its first four seasons.  It was Jill, who recommended Bethenny for the show. At the time Bethenny, wasn’t a housewife, and was financially, several levels below the other housewives.

Bethenny, and Jill’s friendship was as strong as steel, then one day it badly broken and  Bethenny was dismissed from the kingdom.    Bethenny was broken, Jill was not only her friend but she was somewhat of a mother figure to Bethenny.    Bobby loved Bethenny and wanted Jill to repair the relationship.   When Jill tried to re-connect with Bethenny, the damage was done, and Bethenny didn’t want to be hurt again.   Bethenny didn’t return for the the fourth season.

At one point, Jill, seemed larger than the show and love the attention she was getting off camera.  It is rumored the Queen bee started making demands, salary, filming demands and Bravo fired her.  Not just Jill.  2011 was a blood bath, Zarin and three other New York Housewives were fired.

Jill Zarin is lovely and personable but she can turn like a viper.  Bobby softened her ,loved and supported her.  His tone was always gentle, even at the worst of times.  The funeral was the first time Jill and Bethenny were face to face in six years Real Housewives Of New York Recap: Faux Weddings And A Funeral

Ramona told Dorinda she visited Bobby in the hospital as soon as she found out he was sick again.   Dorinda said that losing Bobby was a loss to the world.  When Sonja told Bethenny Bobby had died, she charted a plane to attend the funeral. Luann (in a rehab in Florida) told Bethenny on the phone, she visited Bobby during his last days in hospice.

Related image   Last night the ladies who went to the funeral, were there for the love of Bobby. No one seemed interested in re-connecting with Jill.

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On the phone from rehab, Luann tells Bethenny how scared and alone she felt spending New Years Eve in Treatment.  She feels its where needs to be and knows her life needs to change.  Its the first time Bethenny has heard Luann cry.

Tinsley and Carole in a spa.  Tins tells Carole she is done fight with Sonja. Carole says she on a better footing with Carole.

Ramona is spazzing over the renovations to her Hampton’s place. Image result for yawn gif

Tinsley’s mother Dale bring her a bill from the freezer, where her eggs are stored.  They get emotional over some grainy ass  pictures of the frozen eggs. (my babies! my babies!)

Back 2 LIFE ( It think?)

I admit, I get a kick of Dale and Tinsley together, they seem to enjoy each other.   Their delusion is mystifying.  Tinsley at 42 .want a marriage stat!  She wants babies, soon-stat!  Mommy wants her to have what she wants to be happy and right now happiness is da boyfriend Scott.    The two of them go shopping for wedding dresses.   Okay, yes I’m a guy, but the ladies seem (how to I put this gently) a bit seasoned to be so giddy going to a wedding shop.  I could see this with a younger daughter, a first time wedding.  But these two have done this already.  And whats worse, is Scott doesn’t know, he THINKS HE IS JUST DA BOYFRIEND?  Run, Scott, Run!

I love New York!  Only in New York would you nave “CONBODY” a workout facilty operated by ex-cons where people can work out like prisoners.  

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Everybody take a fake mugshot and then pushed through a series of exercises.   Luann is missed and the ladies share her incarceration with the ex-cons.   The cons are impressed by what they’ve heard (who wouldn’t be after her Houdini move out of those handcuffs).  Someone wondered if Luann was married?       I think it was Ramona asked how did they think she’d do in court.  One of the con’s asked if she was brown or a woman of color?      ( Thanks to Bravo, we didn’t hear his response)

Last night we saw a softer Bethenny, as she shared her experiences with Sonja.  The repairs are complete and now her townhouse is nearly ready to rent.  Bethenny sits quietly as  Sonja tells her about her expanding business empire which now includes shoes.

Bethenny tells her about sitting shiva at Jill’s house. She brought her daughter Brynn to meet Jill.  The former best friends have a heart to heart and Jill said she regrets her past behavior towards Bethenny.  Bethenny was happy and was hopeful that the closure would lead towards some healing.  But she is not ready to rush into a closer friendship with Jill again, at least not at the moment.   She said she feels like something’s shifting. She’s not as angry anymore and EVEN seeing Ramona at the funeral didn’t make her as murdery as usual. “God, I’m so sentimental ” What happened to me!’

Free At Last

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A newly released Luann, (still on the phone) calls Dorinda to talk about the next steps.  These past few years have been a nightmare, and Luann admits she’s been self-medicating to stuff down the emotional turmoil of it all. Dorinda understands, and she’s supportive of her friend’s journey ahead. “I’ve been traveling, I’ve been to prison,” says Luann, and now she totally intends on changing her life.

 

Thoughts???? Are Carole and Bethenny on the mend?  Will Scott bolt from Tinsley?  

Sending Prayers out to Gregg Leakes

 

CityFella

President Trump: “I learned he’s a very talented man. I also learned that he loves his country very much,”


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It’s challenging to find something positive about our President.  But there he was in Singapore, meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Um.   I was frighten yet hopeful.  We know our Donald, he doesn’t like to study, he doesn’t like to prepare.  However, this meeting is much better than Armageddon.  However, like most world leaders Kim Jong Um is prepared .

I can’t get mired down with the juxtaposition of the flags.  I don’t care if the Republicans would have objected of Obama did what Trump did.    What I care about is world peace!

I wanted a win for the President, a win for the world.   It would have been a fantastic coup for the President after having an disastrous weekend at the G7 summit. ( I’m still wearing my burka)  My expectations was low, but world peace.

When they came out all smiles. I was hopeful.  The President told the press, they will be signing a document.

The President was glowing  with wonderful accolades about the North Korean leader.  “I learned he’s a very talented man. I also learned that he loves his country very much,”   The man who starves his people.   Who has tortured, executed, reportedly involved in the killing of his uncle and half brother and …. I’m sorry

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The man who is like no other in making deals.  Got Played, by the 34 year old

Our Presidente,ordered the suspension of US military exercises with South Korea without telling South Korea.   He said,  “the war games, involving planes flying long distances, were too expensive. “We will be saving a tremendous amount of money. Plus, it is very provocative,” 

The US had previously ruled out such a move on the grounds that the exercises were a key element of its military alliance with Seoul and deterrent against  North Korea. 

In return for the US concession, Kim signed a joint statement committing to denuclearisation, but it was a vaguely worded commitment that the regime has made several times before over the past three decades. Asked what would be different this time, Trump pointed to his instincts as a deal maker.

“We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time,” Trump told reporters. “I know when somebody wants to deal and I know when somebody doesn’t.”As proof of Kim’s good intentions, Trump said Kim had offered to destroy a missile engine testing site. “I got that after we signed the agreement,” he recalled. “I said: do me a favor. You have this missile engine testing site … I said can you close it up. He’s going to close it up

Kim Jong Um wins, he has achieved what his country has long wanted, recognition.   Will we have a truce with North Korea?  The country’s reputation is poor.

The west has been destabilized.  Our allies can no longer rely on a stable United States.  If we leave South Korea as the president suggests.  Japan and South Korea might arm themselves with nuclear weapons.  Other countries may seek a nuclear alternative to possibility get a seat at the table.    China’s arms has extended to Africa, South America and other emerging nations.

 A nation in serious debt. (21 trillion dollars)   Our influence in the world  is rapidly fading .  With barrage of   tweets we have alienated our allies. The Russians may have already won, our President may have exceeded their wildest dreams.

CityFella

 

 

Survey: 1 in 5 Americans would deny Muslims the right to vote


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A minority of Americans believe that many Muslims in the U.S. are not “American” enough, according to a new study by the Democracy Fund Voter  Study Group

They also see little difference between Muslims from other countries and Muslim Americans, “suggesting that ‘Americanness’ alone does not lead to more positive views,” the study of 5,000 respondants found.

Further, nearly 20 percent of those sur-veyed would deny Muslims who are U.S. citizens the right to vote and many would support a temporary ban on Muslims enter-ing the country, according to the study by the Democracy Fund Voter Study Group.

Perceptions split dramatically down party lines, with Democrats believing that more than two-thirds of Muslims wanted to fit in, while Republicans believed only 36 percent did.

Overall, respondents believed only 51 percent of Muslim Americans respect American ideals and laws, and only 56 per-cent want to fit in. While the survey found major partisan lines in how people responded, Republicans and Democrats agreed on three perceptions: Muslims tend to be religious, have outdated views of women and outdated views of gay people.

Muslims were ranked the lowest of any demographic group – just behind feminists, with a score of 48 on a favorability scale in which respondents rated various demo-graphic groups on a scale of 0 to 100.

The perceptions among non-Muslims were inconsistent with how Muslims view themselves, with a large portion saying they consider themselves patriotic. “While these are disturbing perceptions, the survey itself shows that they are not a reflection of reality  in that American

Muslims are well-integrated, patriotic and productive citizens — but are instead a product of misinformation and the active promotion of Islamophobia in our society,” said Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Hooper put the blame squarely on Donald Trump for the overwhelmingly negative perception of Muslims.  The president has been criticized by politicians on both sides of the aisle for his positions on Muslims – including his false statement that he saw thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheering over the September 11 terrorist attacks.

During the 2016 Republican presidential primary race, Republican Governor Jeb Bush said, “You talk about closing mosques, you talk about registering people  that’s just wrong.”

But reactions like those haven’t deterred the president from imposing policies that restrict people from several majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. The number of Muslims living in the United States is projected to double as a share of the U.S. population by 2050, according to the Pew Research Center.

Survey: 1 in 5 Americans would deny Muslims the right to vote

• Those surveyed view many Muslims in the United States as insufficiently “American.” On average, they believe that only 56 percent of Muslim Americans want to fit in and be part of the U.S., and that only 51 percent of Muslim Americans respect American ideals and laws.

• Perceptions of Muslims are strongly related to partisanship and cultural conservatism. For example, on average Democrats believed that a substantial majority of Muslims (67 percent) wanted to fit in, but Republicans believed that only 36 percent did.

• On three dimensions, however, perceptions of Muslims cross partisan and ideological lines: That tend to be religious, outdated views of women and, separately, have outdated views of gays and lesbians.

• There is significant support, especially among Republicans, for policies that would temporarily ban Muslims from entering the country and, for Muslims within this country, subject them to additional surveillance. In fact, almost 20 percent of those surveyed would deny Muslims who are American citizens the right to vote.

• Negative perceptions of Muslim Americans do not match what Muslim Americans themselves believe. For example, large majorities of Muslim Americans express patriotic sentiments