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in how people responded, Republicans and Democrats agreed on three perceptions: Muslims tend to be religious, have outdated views of women and outdated views of gay people.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

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Kim K. your husband Kanye has cracked, he needs medical attention


“Slavery was choice”

Kanye has had a mental break.  He isn’t TV ready.   Last November he was hospitalized and put on a psychiatric hold shortly after a concert in Sacramento where he went on a rant comparing himself to Donald Trump.   There is something desperately wrong.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta: S10 ep 18 Nightmare on Peachtree Street


 

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We are here folks, this is the last show before the reunion.  Dare I say this?  Yes, I dare. From the clips, the Reunion doesn’t look exciting.  I hope I’m wrong.  Maybe Phaedra will return and we’ll learn that Andy Cohen and Kenya’s husband Marc were long time lovers. It was Andy who bought the nose ring for Marc.

Speaking of Kenya, the real reunion was on WWHL with Kenya Moore and Bravo Superfan, Michael Rappaport last night .  There is no love between the two.  Kenya was throwing big punches but Rappaport HAD to be the gentleman.  If his name was Michelle, that set would need security,  cause MR is no punk. 

While I’m at it.  I was so happy to hear Kim Zolciak was returning to Atlanta.  Even though, I found “Tardy to the Party” boring.  I thought she could stop the bleeding. But she made it worse.  She brought anything to the season other than her red solo cup.   Once a  BIG fan, please don’t ever NEVAH come back and Bravo, try to get your money back.

Last night’s episode, began with Kandi and Eva with their small kids at the pumpkin patch.  Eva’s birthday, is near Halloween so they decided on costume party at a decommissioned church.

Vivica A. Fox the star of 2001 movie “Two Can Play That Game” reprises her lead role in the stage play. and appears on the Ricky Smiley Show to promote the play.

The Bone carrier, is gonna finish Chateau Sheree even if it means to collect every empty bottle in DeKalb and Fulton counties to pay for it!      “Neverland is Whitfield County ”   The woman that had air mattresses, now has a basement  full of lounge tables, mirrors, (it could double for a VIP lounge)  message tables and a pool table.  Now she was’s the townspeople to talk about how fabulous her place is.

On this day, Kandi and Cynthia are the first to see it.  She tells the ladies she is bothered by some news.  Shamea, Porsha’s buddy told her, not to trust any of the ladies including Sheree who has been in her corner, while they were in Spain.   Porsha was simply venting to her bestie. You know a safe place.  But Shamea wants a peach ,so I guess its Porsha who?

The Costume Party

Kim ( without her red solo cup)and Kroy appeared Ins tired Playboy bunny and a sleepy Hugh Hefner. (perhaps they didn’t get the memo) Hugh is dead) mooving on!   There were two Cleopatra’s  Sheree and Eva.  Kim told Sheree, her only friend. Eva was not every a pretty Cleopatra.  Perhaps Cataracts.  Sheree was good.  But Eva would look good in a hefty bag,!

Porsha came as a bloody zombie bride. Next!    Kandi, well …..  Was Todd in a costume?

Nene and hubby Gregg came in as an exterminator and roach.  Kenya came as a Victoria Secret model and trust me, her secret is safe with us. 

Marlo, came in as Halle Berry in BAPS complete with an older white man (Sugar Daddy). But the star was Cynthia, the woman went for it. The woman was Thugged Out, surprising the other women.

The DAMM Award Went to Marlo Hampton 

There wasn’t an official costume contest so it came to a last minute surprise to the party goers when Kandi announced the winner.    In full Voice she said Marlo Hampton….

Marlo stood tall and proud!    When, Kandi said she was runner up.  Its was a big DAMM!

Cynthia took the prize .

Drama 

Porsha is making the rounds and stopped at Kim and Sheree’s table for laughs and good times.   Sheree wasn’t down for the good times and relayed Shemea’s that Porsha told her not to trust her.  Porsha’s sister Lauren attempts to defend her sister to Kim saying  “Your gotta look at somebody’s character in trying situations”  Porsha’s attempts to clear herself fails, leaving Sheree to think all the women were right.   Porsha isn’t a  friend.

Porsha tells Nene, and Nene wants her to meet with all the ladies and clear the air.   Porsha not feeling it.  Before Nene can plead her case.  Marlo comes over. drunk and slurring her words.     Porsha isn’t feeling Marlo either and turns away.    Marlo refuses to take any kinda hint and tells Porsha.  “I’m going to talk to your beautiful hair.”     Marlo tells Nene  “I don’t believe y’all when you say that she don’t take accountability,”

Porsha is done and takes off and drunken Marlo takes chase.    Porsha says, ” gonna keep sashaying around this damn party until she gets tired. I been to the gym, can you keep up?”

Nene corners Porsha and reminds Porsha, all the ladies are pissed and once again tries to gt Porsha to apologize to everybody.  “What if all the girls came and stood right here and you apologized and took full accountability for whatever it is that you have done,”  Nene asks,  “No,” Porsha responds. “Because they’re fake.”

Next Week the Reunion

This Week The Real Housewives of  New York

Last year, the funniest and smartest Housewives was the New York Ladies. Check out   Dorinda Medleys Clip segment.

New York is entering its tenth Season.  10 seems to be an unlucky number for Bravo.  This Season, Bravo’s Orange County and Atlanta are in their tenth season with disastrous results.   Both franchises are in a desperate in a major overhaul   There were no cast changes in New York last season.  The question is, after two excellent seasons, will New York face Bravo’s season ten curse.

We will cover the Atlanta reunion and beginning this Thursday we will review The Real housewives of  New York.  I hope you follow us .

 

CityFella

 

OMAROSA!!! will not die


Donald Trump with Omarosa Manigault, then the Trump campaign's director of African-American outreach, in September 2016

 As for the state of the country? “It’s going to not be okay. It’s not.” “Its worse than anyone thinks? Omarosa Maigault Newman

Omarosa Manigault left the White House for the Big Brother house and she is spilling the White House tea with cast members and the rest of the world.  Take a look at the video.

 

Ms Manigault has made quite the career for herself, being a supreme villian on and off Realty Televison.  There are unofficial reports say, she was dragged off  White House grounds, reports the Secret Service has not denied.

After being fired, she said she had a story to tell.  Is her apperance on Big Brother a sample of what to come?

I’m sure the former Director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison for the Trump Adminstration is earning more, MUCH MORE than her cast mates on Big Brother and her presence will result in high ratings for the CBS reality show. 

She shares many similarities with her first former boss. Like Donald Trump, she was a Democrat. She worked with Vice President Al Gore.   She has been routinely called a pathelogical liar, combative, a horrible person.   She is known as the Top Reality Villian of all time.    When she was fired, the black community was silent.

 

Despite all negativity that surrounds her, Omarosa will not die, NEWS @ 11

CityFella

Another Anti LGBT Politician Goes Down


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He was called the conscience of the conservative movement. His wife is the assistant director of an Anti abortion rally called “March of Life”

Earlier this month Westley Goodman was allegeldy discoved having sex with man on the his desk in one of the state offices.

Mr Goodman was elected to represent the 87th District, in north-central Ohio, just last year. Prior to that, he worked as an aide to US Representative Jim Jordan, a highly conservative, anti-LGBT Republican.

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT advocacy group in the US, named Mr Jordan in their Hall of Shame in 2014 for attempting to block marriage equality in the District of Columbia

There were rumors about Goodman being gay.  Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger heard rumors that Goodman was gay and cheating on his wife as early as May 2016, a House spokesman confirmed Tuesday. But little could be done because Goodman denied those rumors when confronted, and they never involved another lawmaker or House employees.

Cleveland.com first reported Saturday that Goodman, a married man, had sex with men while working in Washington, D.C. and sent unsolicited, sexually inappropriate messages to younger men he met in conservative circles. Goodman, 33, continued sending messages while he was a sitting legislator, men who received the messages say.

 

Johnny Hadlock, a former congressional staffer, told the AP he engaged in sexual banter by text and had phone sex with Goodman while the two worked in Washington in the early 2010s. He said he was furious when, years later, he saw Goodman campaigning on the issue of “natural marriage” between a man and a woman, “because I knew differently.”

“Wes is a good guy. He’s a nice guy. He’s a gregarious guy. He’s a good networker. But he’s a hypocrite,” said Hadlock, whose story was first reported by cleveland.com. “He’s engaged in things with me and with others that I know are the antithesis of what he’s publicly proclaiming and standing for in his public life.”

 

The Washington Post reported Friday that another conservative group, the Council for National Policy, handled internally a complaint that Goodman fondled an 18-year-old college student while he was sleeping in a hotel room at its 2015 conference.

The student’s stepfather brought details of the encounter to president Tony Perkins, who also heads the prominent Family Research Council.

“If we endorse these types of individuals, then it would seem our whole weekend together was nothing more than a charade,” the stepfather wrote to Perkins, according to the Post.  “Trust me… this will not be ignored nor swept aside,” Perkins replied. “It will be dealt with swiftly, but with prudence.”

In early summer, a non-House employee came forward with evidence of computer and cellphone screenshots suggesting Goodman had been unfaithful to his wife in suggestive or explicit photos and messages.     The activity involved all appeared consensual, but Goodman was called in and warned that if he ever engaged in acts with House staff or on state property, it would become Rosenberger’s business.

Representative Goodman denied all of it and said that ‘fake screenshots’ were being circulated,” 

When he resigned his House seat, Goodman said in a statement that he hadn’t served his constituents “in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service.” He has not responded to repeated requests for comment on media accounts published since then.

This story isn’t over, men are slowly coming forward saying Goodman either fondled them, had uncomfortable conversations with him.  Some of the men have released explict conversations Goodman had with men on Twitter and Craigslist.

 

CityFella

How to become influential and less popular being apart of President Trumps outer circle


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George Papadopoulos 

President Trump has repeatedly demonstrated he chooses the absolute best people for his cabinet.

Three of them made headlines this week. reducing him to a co-starring role in the media. (he doesn’t like being a co-star)   Bill Manafort is the star of this trio, he is a serial fashionista, he spends millions for his clothing and hair dye.   Manafort brought an employee Rick Gates.  Gates handled the day-to-day activities of the campaign.   He took full responsibility for a lil plagiarism where Melania’s homemade speech sounded a lot like Michelle Obama speech.  Finally a lot of us was introduced to the lil whippersnapper George Papadopoulos .

(Try saying Papadopoulos fast three times)

Qualifications

Da Prez is a maverick, you really don’t need to know anything about anything. He bucks the system.  Even when he is warned about a prospective candidate, he relies on his instincts

Take Betsy DeVos, the Secretary of Educations who knows absolutely nothing about schools or education.  The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development  Dr Ben Carson is a surgeon.

While you do need a couple of bucks,  you don’t need to be a billionaire.  You need to be well connected.  You need to be someone who knows somebody, who knows you!

Your knowledge about the Prez is very important.  His awards and commendations. It crucial that you compliment the Prez often.  Embellishments are strongly recommended.  ” Your is the best President the world has ever known”   ” How old are you? I would have guessed 40″  “Your golf game is spectacular and keeps you trim”   “I can clearly understand why THE BLACKS admire you so!”

This worked for the fashion forward Manafort.  Manny was dirty, well known and well connected ,he was a notoriously dirty well dressed guy.   After a few well placed compliments (wow Donald, that’s a firm handshake) he was in.   Gates was a no brainer, if Manny was a good guy so Ricky Gates didn’t need a formal invitation. (Come on down, we’re having Nachos for lunch)

George Papadopoulos isn’t wealthy, but he knew someone who knew someone.  He was a volunteer on Ben Carlson campaign.    The thirty year old volunteered for many organizations for a short time, that made there way on to his Linked In page. He is currently an oil, gas and policy consultant.  He impressed da Prez who said  “He’s an energy and oil consultant, excellent guy”

Currently, there are many positions available in the his cabinet.   If you know important  people who knows people who know you, its very possible you may be the next Papadopoulos.

CityFella

 

 

 

 

Puerto Rico By the Numbers


 

Home to 3.4 Million Americans

Iowa 3.1 Million Americans

Utah 3 Million Americans

Mississippi 2.9 Million Americans

Arkansas 2.9 Million Americans

Nevada 2.9 Million Americans

Kansas 2.9 Million Americans

New Mexico 2.1 Million Americans

Nebraska 1.9 Million Americans

West Virginia 1.8 Million Americans

Idaho 1.7 Million Americans

There are more Americans In Puerto Rico than Hawaii, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, North Dakota, Alaska, District of Columbia, Vermont, Wyoming

 

Travel

New York to Puerto Rico 3.5 Hours

Miami to Puerto Rico 2.5 Hours

Houston to New York 3.5 Hours

Houston to Miami 2.35 Hours

Puerto Rico is closer to the Continental U.S than Alaska or Hawaii

 

Currency: US Dollar

 

51st State?

Through the years there has been discussion about Puerto Rico becoming the 51st State.

On January 17,2017 Puerto Rico’s new representative to Congress pushed a bill that would ratify statehood by 2025.