Grateful is the noun that comes to mind when I think of the manner in which our parents, instructors and church leaders taught us, as young people of the community, to recognize “truth” for what it is, and how to use truth to make decisions based on realistic facts — no matter how ugly or pretty.

My generation, and others before, grew up in a world of inequality based on racial hatred and segregation. It was so systemic many individuals thought it was supposed to be that way. However, we were taught to face our situation head on, and as we did, we made progress slowly, but surely. We worked and survived the horrors of the Jim Crow era.

Forward to the 21st century and the era of President Donald Trump and his followers, we find ourselves looking at inequality, bigotry and racism in the face daily yet again. When one speaks out against it, one is accused of “race baiting.”

Racism has always been alive and well in America; although not as blatantly shown since the Jim Crow era, until the president’s campaign in 2015-’16. America has now become very polarized, overtly racist and bitter.

In the face of all of this, I have to believe there are still good Americans, of every description, who wish to make America peaceful again. I agree with Joe Scarborough, of the Morning Joe TV Show, when he stated that, “Evangelical Christians of today should read the 25th chapter of Matthew; commonly known as the Beatitudes.”

In my opinion, if they are believers, they know that disrespect, as shown by President Trump, to the widow of a fallen master sergeant in the military, just would not be acceptable.

This president is a man who secured five deferments during the Vietnam War. He never served, yet, has the unmitigated gall to disrespect those who did, including Sen. John McCain. How hypocritical is he and those who assist him with clapping for himself?

Thanks to President Trump, a simple protest by some National Football League players has been taken out of context. The protesters simply took a knee during the playing of the national anthem as a protest against the taking of lives of black men by acts of violence across America with no one being held legally accountable.

Trump decided that the protest was against a symbol (the flag) and our veterans, who fought with countless numbers dying for the freedom to kneel, if chosen.

Trump is an expert with interjecting his racist thoughts when he knows his followers are going to assist him with his hand claps for himself. America! Wake up! Our First, 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments are being undermined by the same people that support the Second Amendment.

The Rev. James E. Daniels is founder and chairman of the Eagles’ Nest Community Organization and lives in Texas City.

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Carlos Ponce

"the era of President Donald Trump and his followers, we find ourselves looking at inequality, bigotry and racism in the face daily yet again"
No, Daniels. You're the bigot here. Sometimes racism is perpetuated by those who claim "victimhood". To gain power? Who knows. What did you hope to achieve with this column - further divide this country? And yes, you are "race baiting". Yes there are racists, bigots in this country. One just wrote a guest column in the Galveston County Daily News. He calls himself "Reverend". You certainly do not ascribe to the values taught by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You're a pretender. Why divide when one can unify? Why turn political disagreement with the president into a race issue when there is no evidence of such? You're trying to be a minor league Jesse Jackson and Al Sharptongue. Once they had great ideals but then they became political puppets. They turned to seeing hatred where there was none. Where there is real hatred why not sow love? I see no love in this column - just PURE HATRED! May God forgive you.

Mark Aaron

The good Reverend sure has your number Carlos. That explains why you have on him so much.

Carlos Ponce

Again Little Marky gives his opinion. That's good. But it is based on NO FACTS. If you "revere" Daniels that's your business. But he does not merit my reverence.

Doyle Beard

makes no sense

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [Again Little Marky gives his opinion. That's good. But it is based on NO FACTS. If you "revere" Daniels that's your business. But he does not merit my reverence.]

Like I said, Carlos, he sure has your number. That's why you get crazy wound up when his very reasonable words hit home with you so powerfully. He stepped dead into the middle of your delusion. Identifying racism and calling it out is a righteous thing to do. You want to pretend the rampant racism reasonable people see doesn't exist. Just like you pretend cops are saints and treat everyone the same. So you call identifying racism hate when that is the opposite of what it is. It is a call to our better selves. Even an old Atheist like me can get inspired by that.

Carlos Ponce

It's Little Marky who is delusional.
By the way, since you believe in polls, what do you think of the Washington Post-ABC Poll?
"12 months later, Trump would probably still win the 2016 election"
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/11/06/12-months-later-trump-would-probably-still-win-the-2016-election/
I don't believe that he'd win by a narrow margin as they allege since their demographics lean to the Left. I believe he'd win by a larger margin than they give him credit. Only 23% of those polled consider themselves Republican while 31 % consider themselves Democrat. Definitely skewed to the Left and not a reflection of the American voting populace.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [By the way, since you believe in polls, what do you think of the Washington Post-ABC Poll? ]

I think there is little doubt that most of the latest poll models over-sampled Republicans by several points. Exit polls from yesterday's election show a 10 point difference between Republican and Democrat voters. That explains why they missed the Democratic tsunami that hit yesterday.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/11/08/daily-202-anti-trump-backlash-fuels-a-democratic-sweep-in-virginia-and-elections-across-the-country/5a023fd230fb0468e76541b3/?utm_term=.27674647325c

Jim Forsythe

"Yes there are racists, bigots in this country" "Why turn political disagreement with the president into a race issue when there is no evidence of such? "
The following are quotes from the President. 

He was Trumps, African American ?
"At a campaign appearance in California in June, Trump boasted that he had a black supporter in the crowd, saying “look at my African American over here.”"

A "textbook definition of a racist comment,”
"In May, Trump implied that Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over a class action against the for-profit Trump University, could not fairly hear the case because of his Mexican heritage.
“He’s a Mexican,” Trump told CNN of Curiel. “We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings — rulings that people can’t even believe.”
Curiel, it should be noted, is an American citizen who was born in Indiana. And as a prosecutor in the late 1990s, he went after Mexican drug cartels, making him a target for assassination by a Tijuana drug lord.
Even members of Trump’s own party slammed the racist remarks.
“Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a reaction to Trump’s comments, though he clarified that he still endorses the nominee."

A Gold Star Family!
"Khan’s wife Ghazala Khan, who wears a Muslim head scarf, stood at his side during the speech but did not speak.
In response to the devastating speech, Trump seized on Ghazala Khan’s silence to insinuate that she was forbidden from speaking due to the couple’s Islamic faith.
“If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News that first appeared on July 30.
Ghazala Khan explained in an op-ed in the Washington Post the following day that she could not speak because of grief over her son"

“And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks "
"Trump disparaged his black casino employees as “lazy” in vividly bigoted terms, according to a 1991 book by John O’Donnell, a former resident of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.
"laziness is a trait in blacks"
“And isn’t it funny. I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it,” O’Donnell recalled Trump saying. “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”
“I think the guy is lazy,” Trump said of a black employee, according to O’Donnell. “And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”

"They don’t look like Indians to Indians.”
"In 1993, when Trump wanted to open a casino in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that would compete with one owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Nation, a local Native American tribe, he told the House subcommittee on Native American Affairs that “they don’t look like Indians to me... They don’t look like Indians to Indians.”
Trump then elaborated on those remarks, which were unearthed last year in the Hartford Courant, by saying the mafia had infiltrated Indian casinos. "

"They are passionate.”"
"Trump’s racial incitement has already inspired hate crimes. Two brothers arrested in Boston last summer for beating up a homeless Latino man cited Trump’s anti-immigrant message when explaining why they did it.  
“Donald Trump was right — all these illegals need to be deported,” one of the men reportedly told police officers.
Trump did not even bother to distance himself from them. Instead, he suggested that the men were well-intentioned and had simply gotten carried away.
“I will say that people who are following me are very passionate,” Trump said. “They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”"

The Justice Department sued his company ― twice ― for not renting to black people

Cary Semar

I have nothing but contempt for what you have written.

Jarvis Buckley

Racism raised its ugly head even higher when president Obama showed such dislike & distain for our
Police officers & our military.
Just my thoughts... I wish we could all show love & respect to each other.
This resentment & violence will get us
No where. I judge a person by their
deeds & actions , as well as their commitment to obey the law & make a better place for their family. By getting up and going to work everyday and contributing to their local community. I don't ever use the color of a persons skin to make an opinion of that persons worth.

Mark Aaron

Jarvis: [Racism raised its ugly head even higher when president Obama showed such dislike & distain for our Police officers & our military. ]

It never happened Jarvis. You have been hoodwinked.

P.S. I hope your treatment is going well.

Kelly Naschke

Once again Little Marky displays his ignorance for all to see. Do the Cambridge Police ring any bells Little Marky?

Mark Aaron

Leroy: [Once again Little Marky displays his ignorance for all to see. Do the Cambridge Police ring any bells]

Nope. Got a credible link?

Doyle Beard

if you watched Obama on TV anyone with common sense could tell it happened. Of course at time it seems things go over some peoples head. Strange or maybe they just cant stand reality.

Mark Aaron

Doyle: [if you watched Obama on TV anyone with common sense could tell it happened. Of course at time it seems things go over some peoples head. Strange or maybe they just cant stand reality.]

What in the world are you even talking about Doyle? You mention something about Cambridge police and then go off on a rant.

Emile Pope

That is worthless if you refuse to take action against them...

David Doe

Anyone that claims Racism is One sided is either a Racist or Brain Dead!

Mark Aaron

David: [Anyone that claims Racism is One sided is either a Racist or Brain Dead!]

Are those the only two choices?

Emile Pope

Tell us about Black racism...

Carlos Ponce

How about the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia on election day 2008, Emile? Wearing para-military uniforms, calling white voters "crackers" and "white devils", threatening white voters with batons, saying "you're about to be ruled by the black man, cracker."
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203550604574361071968458430
Charges were pursued by the Bush administration then dropped by the Obama administration.
If you think there is nothing to this consider the following scenario:
White supremacists in Philadelphia on election day, wearing para-military uniforms, calling African-American voters "n-------s" and "black devils", threatening African-American voters with batons, saying "you're about to be ruled by the white man, n---------." It happened in the past and all consider that was very wrong. But to happen in the 21st century does turning the tables make it right? No, it's still racism.

Emile Pope

Garbage. Two guys standing by a precinct isn't racism. Was anyone stopped from voting? Comparing apples to cork...

Carlos Ponce

Emile, look it up. They Threatened white voters. They used racial slurs. Saying they were "Two guys standing by a precinct " is like saying Devin Kelley was just going tio church. It just isn't so. But Emile can't handle the truth, can he?

Emile Pope

Let's see...400 years of systematic oppression, state sponsored brutality, and murder that was not condoned but encouraged compared to two losers at a precinct yelling? Seems about equal to me...in Fantasyland!!!

Kelly Naschke

How is it possible for Daniels to be a reverend and be so consumed by hate? He sounds like the only church he has been in is Jeremiah Wright’s church. Yes....THE Jeremiah Wright that was quoted as saying “God Damn America “, among other equally incendiary statements. And if the issue is saving black lives, why aren’t these players in their own neighborhoods protesting black murder by black
men which is FAR more prevalent than what the good reverend purports as the true “protest”? Why doesn’t rev Daniels round up these “protesters” and head to the south side of Chicago and start “protesting“? Certainly a man of infinite wisdom ,such as rev Daniels could quell the violence.

Mark Aaron

Leroy: [How is it possible for Daniels to be a reverend and be so consumed by hate?]

This sounds suspiciously like the go-to defense for racists that goes: "It is racist to identify racism." No Leroy, that is not how it works. There is nothing hateful or racist about pointing out racism when you see it. It's the right thing to do.

Josh Butler

Racism will always exist, on all sides. Why not try to do good in our own communities instead of fanning the flames?

Carlos Ponce

As for Judge Gonzalo Curiel, Jim fails to point out that the judge does pro-bono legal work for a lawyers group aiding illegal immigrants.

Jim Forsythe

Most Lawyers and such do pro-bono work. Are you saying, what ever pro-bono work in the past, should keep them from ruling on a matter , if they become a Judge.
Curiel's efforts to extradite a pair of alleged cartel gunmen to Mexico put him directly in the traffickers' crosshairs. The Los Angeles Times reported at the time that, according court documents, "a top lieutenant in the Arellano Felix drug trafficking cartel" told another inmate he planned to have "Curiel assassinated and that he had requested and received permission from the leaders of the Arellano cartel."

"Judge Curiel is an American hero "
Schwarzenegger affirmed his support for Curiel on Monday tweeting: "Judge Curiel is an American hero who stood up to the Mexican cartels. I was proud to appoint him when I was Gov."chwarzenegger affirmed his support for Curiel on Monday tweeting: "Judge Curiel is an American hero who stood up to the Mexican cartels. I was proud to appoint him when I was Gov."

The Los Angeles County Bar Association issues the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s comments about U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is handling two class actions against Trump University:
 We are appalled by Donald Trump’s accusation that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is handling two class actions against Trump University, has “an absolute conflict” in presiding over these actions.  Equally intemperate and appalling is Mr. Trump’s claim that Judge Curiel is a “total disgrace.”
 Mr. Trump bases this on Judge Curiel’s “Mexican heritage,” by which Mr. Trump apparently means that Judge Curiel’s parents were Mexican immigrants (Judge Curiel himself was born in Indiana) and that the judge is a member of a Latino lawyers’ association—while Mr. Trump wants to build a wall to seal the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

 If Mr. Trump’s view about judges were right, any party dissatisfied with a judge’s rulings could get rid of the judge by just saying something offensive about the judge’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation.  This is absurd.  It would allow endless manipulation of the courts by unhappy parties. 
 If Judge Curiel’s rulings are wrong, Mr. Trump can appeal them.  If he believes Judge Curiel is biased, he can make a motion requesting that he recuse himself, and appeal if that motion is denied.  But neither he nor anyone else should believe that they can insult one judge after another until they get one they think will rule for them.“

From,U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel,
In my legal career of 35 years,” he said, “I have come to realize one fundamental and overarching truth, that is, selfless service is the means to realize happiness, fulfillment and joy. Wherever your journeys take you, never forget how much we have to be grateful for and always aim to serve your family, your community and this great nation. If you do this, I can guarantee that success will follow.”

if a Judge rules against him , he is" a so-called judge"
In a reaction that went viral on Twitter, Trump called the 69-year-old Robart a "so-called judge" whose "ridiculous" opinion "essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country.
"To those who know Robart, who has been on the federal bench in Seattle for more than a decade, appointed by another Republican president George W. Bush, the ensuing drama surrounding the move was a far cry from the judge´s standard.

Carlos Ponce

A judge should be un-biased. His previous actions demonstrate he would be a poor "judge" to sit in judgement of Trump.

Jim Forsythe

Is someone on the Supreme Court that has had  cases in the past, biased, or is this the norm that Lawyers get experience by having different cases in the past.
If a Lawyer works pro-bono, he is more likely to be biased than one working for money? 
 If not, pro-bono has nothing to do with it. If yes , than money makes a Lawyer less biased? Is this what you believe?
If Mr. Trump’s view about judges were right, any party dissatisfied with a judge’s rulings could get rid of the judge by just saying something offensive about the judge’s sex, race, ethnicity, religion, or political affiliation.

He produces a inherent conflict of interest, and Trump wants to say, the Judges is biased?
On June 2, 2016, Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Curiel had "an absolute conflict" in presiding over the litigation given that he is "of Mexican heritage" and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. (When Trump said in a separate interview that Curiel "is a member of a club or society, very strongly pro-Mexican" in reference to the group, PolitiFact National rated his statement Mostly False.) Trump told the journal the judge’s background was relevant because of his campaign stance against illegal immigration and his pledge to seal the southern U.S. border. "I’m building a wall. It’s an inherent conflict of interest," Trump said.

Even Paul Ryan 
Condemnation of comments made by Donald Trump about a federal judge reached the heights of the national Republican leadership when U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan rebuked the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee on June 7, 2016.
"I disavow these comments," the Wisconsin Republican said. "Claiming a person can’t do the job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment. I think that should be absolutely disavowed. It’s absolutely unacceptable."
Trump has been roundly denounced, by the left and right, for saying U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel may be biased against him because of his Mexican heritage

Carlos Ponce

Paul Ryan walked back his comments. "Ryan stood by his endorsement of the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, which came last week.
"But do I believe that Hillary Clinton is the answer? No I do not," Ryan added. "I believe that we have more common ground on the policy issues of the day and we have more likelihood of getting our policies enacted with him than we do with her."

Jim Forsythe

Condemnation of comments made by Donald Trump about a federal judge reached the heights of the national Republican leadership when U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan rebuked the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee on June 7, 2016.

Mark Aaron

Josh: [Racism will always exist, on all sides. Why not try to do good in our own communities instead of fanning the flames? ]

Racism was far worse when I was a kid, deadly even. It has gotten much better, but it still has a long way to go. You don't make that happen by ignoring the problem or whitewashing over it. You speak out about it and make racism too uncomfortable for its practitioners to continue.

Emile Pope

Trying to mitigate what is going on today by saying that it happens on both sides is ridiculous. And totally false...

Carlos Ponce

Jim Forsythe is a bit selective in the events he categorizes as "racist". by the president. If Jim relies on Liberal news sources, his interpretation of events may be severely tilted to the Left with things taken out of context.
"Look at my African-American over here, look at him". Yes he did say that but why?
The Leftist media was telling the world that Trump would receive no support from the African American voters. If you examine the speech he made prior to that statement he dismissed the Leftist media's claims saying he would get "tremendous" support from those voters. He noticed the cameras were only on the "whites" in the audience. How does he get them to look at the multi-racial makeup of the audience? By saying, "Look at my African-American over here, look at him" the media could not ignore his multi-racial support.
Result of the 2016 election? Trump got a higher percentage of African American votes than Romney (2012) or McCain (2008).

Jim Forsythe

Just as I said in my post , this is from  "Trump disparaged his black casino employees as “lazy” in vividly bigoted terms, according to a 1991 book by John O’Donnell, a former resident of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino."   John O’Donnell, was a former top executive of the Trump empire reveals how Trump made his deals, how his personal life affected his decisions, and the mismanagement behind his downfall
What was Trumps response to the book?
This quote has been floating around the internet for a while, and it should be noted that this is O'Donnell's recollection of what Trump said, not a direct quote in a news report or a transcript of a recording. On the other hand, this is Donald Trump we're talking about, and in 1999 Trump told Playboy that "the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true" when speaking about O'Donnell's book generally

Carlos Ponce

As for Ghazala Khan, Trump wanted to know why she did not speak. I WANTED TO KNOW AS WELL. Looked strange for her to stand out there on stage and say NOTHING. Trump wanted to know hence the "You tell me". This is not disrespecting a Gold Star mother. It's just wanting to know.

Jim Forsythe

He would know why, if he had lost a son!
To question why from a Gold Star Family , that has lost a loved one is a good idea, why? 
"Donald Trump has asked why I did not speak at the Democratic convention. He said he would like to hear from me. Here is my answer to Donald Trump: Because without saying a thing, all the world, all America, felt my pain. I am a Gold Star mother. Whoever saw me felt me in their heart.
Walking onto the convention stage, with a huge picture of my son behind me, I could hardly control myself. What mother could? Donald Trump has children whom he loves. Does he really need to wonder why I did not speak?
Donald Trump said that maybe I wasn’t allowed to say anything. That is not true. My husband asked me if I wanted to speak, but I told him I could not. My religion teaches me that all human beings are equal in God’s eyes. Husband and wife are part of each other; you should love and respect each other so you can take care of the family."

Donald Trump has a problem with Gold Star Family's. Instead of just saying he was sorry for her loss, he had to make Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencarit death, a public fight with Mrs. Alencanit..

Carlos Ponce

So Jim, that's all Trump wanted to know, Why Ghazala Khan did not speak. Is asking that question an ATTACK on a Gold Star Mother? Not in my book. But the Left takes anything and EVERYTHING he says and distorts it.

Carlos Ponce

“'Laziness is a trait in blacks' This is a secondhand quote, something that someone has alleged that Trump said. So it should be viewed with some skepticism."-Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/07/25/did-donald-trump-really-say-those-things/
Jim posts it as if it were documented FACT. It's not. Even the Leftist WAPO is skeptical.

Jim Forsythe

Just as I said in my post , this is from  "Trump disparaged his black casino employees as “lazy” in vividly bigoted terms, according to a 1991 book by John O’Donnell, a former resident of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino."   John O’Donnell, was a former top executive of the Trump empire reveals how Trump made his deals, how his personal life affected his decisions, and the mismanagement behind his downfall
What was Trumps response to the book?
This quote has been floating around the internet for a while, and it should be noted that this is O'Donnell's recollection of what Trump said, not a direct quote in a news report or a transcript of a recording. On the other hand, this is Donald Trump we're talking about, and in 1999 Trump told Playboy that "the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true" when speaking about O'Donnell's book generally.

Carlos Ponce

Trump called O'Donnell a disgruntled employee. So Jim reads Playboy for the articles, right?

Jim Forsythe

Trump called O'Donnell a disgruntled employee ? 
 Trump told Playboy, not Jim reads Playboy
.John O’Donnell, was a former top executive of the Trump empire !

Carlos Ponce

Hey, you're the on quoting Playboy.

Carlos Ponce

So why quote something that even WAPO considers not legitimate? You're losing credibility, Jim.

Jim Forsythe

If you want to look, you can find the article on line.
Trump told Playboy, not Jim reads Playboy

Carlos Ponce

"They don’t look like Indians to Indians.”
"In 1993, Donald Trump testified before a House subcommittee that the mafia was running rampant on Native American gaming casinos."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/they-dont-look-like-indians-to-me-donald-trump-on-native-american-casinos-in-1993/2016/07/01/20736038-3fd4-11e6-9e16-4cf01a41decb_video.html

Jim Forsythe

"In 1993, Donald Trump testified before a House subcommittee that the mafia was running rampant on Native American gaming casinos."
when asked to hand over the proof , he said it was not his job. 
A  reason for the "they don't look like Indians to me" was because he had competing business interests (in the gambling industry). The Mashantucket Pequots threatened his business. He loves capitalism unless there's competition

Soon after an American Indian tribe announced plans to open a casino at a Catskills horse track, ads started appearing in local newspapers and on radio, sounding an alarm about unbridled crime and corruption.
They came from the New York Institute for Law and Society, a new self-described grass-roots anti-gambling group targeting the St. Regis Mohawks. Its campaign in 2000, supposedly supported by 12,000 “pro-family” donors, warned of the evils an Indian casino would bring: “increased crime, broken families, bankruptcies and, in the case of the Mohawks, violence.”

The institute was the brainchild of Trump’s longtime lobbyist and consultant, Roger Stone, and Trump himself was hands-on — not just paying the bills, but signing off on ad copy or radio scripts depicting the tribe as violent criminals and drug dealers. When Stone hired private investigators to dig up dirt on the Mohawks, Trump secretly paid the bills.
“Roger – This could be good!” Trump scrawled across one ad that included a picture of hypodermic needles and lines of powder meant to depict cocaine, underneath the headline: “Drug Dealing at Monticello?,” the name of the track. The ad ran in Catskills newspapers, credited to the institute.
The agency, the state's Temporary Commission on Lobbying, disagreed. Trump paid $250,000 for violating state law on lobbying and was forced to make a rare public apology

Carlos Ponce

So you're saying the Mafia Dons look Indian. Trump doesn't think so.

Jim Forsythe

Trump was trying to say he could tell that The Mashantucket Pequots did not look like Indians .
He was saying that the Mafia was doing business with The Mashantucket Pequots .

Carlos Ponce

Look, he said, "nobody likes Indians as much as Donald Trump," but the Indians are being had by mobsters. "There is no way Indians are going to protect themselves from the mob," he insisted. "This is gonna blow."

Jim Forsythe

Did you BOTHER to view the video where this quote comes from???

Carlos Ponce

Yes it was at a hearing. Trump saw who was actually "running" the casinos making the observation they did not look Native American. But he knew what mob led casinos looked like and made that assertion. The FBI during 1993 (Clinton Administration) denied mob involvement. But the FBI rank and file.......

Carlos Ponce

In August 2015 two brothers were arrested in Boston for beating a "Latino" homeless man. They attributed it to candidate Trump. So Jim now believes what these fiends are saying.
November 2008, election day. Samir Shabazz, and Jerry Jackson, stood in front of the entrance to the polling station in Philadelphia in military uniforms. Shabazz carried a billy club, and is reported to have pointed it at voters while both men shouted racial slurs, including phrases such as "white devil" and "you're about to be ruled by the black man, cracker." Charges were filed by the Bush administration but then dropped by the Obama administration
Jim, do you blame candidate Obama for their actions or President Obama for dropping the voter intimidation charges? If not, I smell hypocrisy.

Jim Forsythe

This is about  President Trump and his actions.
Two Boston brothers were arrested early Wednesday and accused of severely beating a homeless Hispanic man on their way home from a Red Sox game; police say one of them cited Donald Trump's positions on immigration to justify the attack.
Police said Scott Leader, 38, told them it was OK to assault the man because he was Hispanic and homeless.
“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” he allegedly told the police.
Leader's brother Steve is the other suspect. The brothers say the Hispanic man threatened them, but a prosecutor described the attack as "unprovoked" and the man reportedly told police that he was woken from sleep because the two brothers were urinating on his face. He suffered a broken nose and was reportedly struck several times in the head area with a metal pole.
Trump, told of the alleged assault, said “it would be a shame . . . I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”
Both of the Leader brothers have "extensive" criminal records. Scott Leader was convicted of a hate crime after attacking a Moroccan man and calling him a "terrorist" in 2001.

Carlos Ponce

WRONG Jim, WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!
"Trump, told of the alleged assault...." As I have pointed out that was taken out of context from a question about Megyn Kelly. His response had NOTHING to to with the Boston Brothers. Why are you still insisting it was????
Do you like perpetuating a LIE?
Did you BOTHER to view the youtube video where this quote comes from???

Jim Forsythe

Police said Scott Leader, 38, told them it was OK to assault the man because he was Hispanic and homeless.
“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” he allegedly told the police.
This is what one of the men that attacked a homeless man said.

This is my quote from above post , what did I leave off? . Trump, told of the alleged assault, said “it would be a shame . . . I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

Carlos Ponce

What Trump actually said, “I don't know about death threats for Megan Kelly. You tell me about that. I haven’t heard about that. I have no idea about that. In all fairness, I have (interrupted) excuse me, excuse me. Take it easy. I have no idea about death threats for Megan Kelly. I haven't heard about that but I think it would be a shame, but I haven’t heard about that. I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate. I will say that, and everybody here has reported it.”
Derry, NH Town Hall Meeting August 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZXqjntm9mo
Starts at 8 minutes into the meeting.
BUT THAT WAS NOT SAID ABOUT THE TWO SOUTH BOSTON BROTHERS WHO BEAT UP A HISPANIC. It was about death threats against Megan Kelly.
Typical of the Leftist media to take things OUT OF CONTEXT. How to take death threats against Megan Kelly and make it into approval of two brothers beating up a Hispanic man in Boston is beyond common sense. But the Leftist media did that. And their gullible viewers, readers swallowed that.

Jim Forsythe

Donald Trump's feud with Megyn Kelly escalated Friday night when he said the Fox News host had "blood coming out of her wherever" " at this week's Republican debate, resulting in swift condemnation from conservatives and a major political event pulling its invitation to him.  
During Thursday's presidential debate, Kelly pressed Trump about misogynistic, sexist comments he made in the past, such as calling some women "fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals."
Trump slammed Kelly, saying her questions were "ridiculous" and "off-base."

Carlos Ponce

So Jim, why tie in what the two Boston Brothers did with quotes about Megyn Kelly's problems????????
As Trump stated (which you left off) "I think it would be a shame."

Jim Forsythe

Police said Scott Leader, 38, told them it was OK to assault the man because he was Hispanic and homeless.
“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” he allegedly told the police.
This is what one of the men that attacked a homeless man said.

This is my quote from above post , what did I leave off? . Trump, told of the alleged assault, said “it would be a shame . . . I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”

Carlos Ponce

Here's the entire quote, AGAIN. If you BOTHERED to look at the youtube video you will find NO REFERENCES to the Boston brothers. Saying it does despite PROOF makes you look ridiculous. TRUMP WAS NOT TOLD ABOUT THE ALLEGED ASSAULT AS YOUR SOURCE CLAIMS. GET IT!!!!!!
You left out quite a bit.
“I don't know about death threats for Megan Kelly. You tell me about that. I haven’t heard about that. I have no idea about that. In all fairness, I have (interrupted) excuse me, excuse me. Take it easy. I have no idea about death threats for Megan Kelly. I haven't heard about that but I think it would be a shame, but I haven’t heard about that. I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate. I will say that, and everybody here has reported it.”

Carlos Ponce

Jim here is the link to where the quote came from.... AGAIN.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZXqjntm9mo
The part you cite is in it but absolutely no references to the assault by the Boston Brothers. ZERO, ZIP, NADA!!!!
Trump's response was about threats made to Megyn Kelly. Now show some intelligence and view the video. You will find you've been repeating Liberal Lies. I thought you were a better man than that.
"On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight."
On this matter you have been mentally asleep, accepting and not challenging what Liberal websites present. They LIE!

Jim Forsythe

1st part

Two Boston brothers were arrested early Wednesday and accused of severely beating a homeless Hispanic man on their way home from a Red Sox game; police say one of them cited Donald Trump's positions on immigration to justify the attack.
Police said Scott Leader, 38, told them it was OK to assault the man because he was Hispanic and homeless.
“Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported,” he allegedly told the police.
Leader's brother Steve is the other suspect. The brothers say the Hispanic man threatened them, but a prosecutor described the attack as "unprovoked" and the man reportedly told police that he was woken from sleep because the two brothers were urinating on his face. He suffered a broken nose and was reportedly struck several times in the head area with a metal pole.


Part two
   Trump, told of the alleged assault, said “it would be a shame . . . I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”


Should have been part of 1st part
Both of the Leader brothers have "extensive" criminal records. Scott Leader was convicted of a hate crime after attacking a Moroccan man and calling him a "terrorist" in 2001.

Carlos Ponce

Jim, if you view the video you will see that the quote has NOTHING to do with the incident in Boston.
Your "Part Two" is not related to the Boston incident.
"Trump, told of the alleged assault, said “it would be a shame...."
Show some intelligence, VIEW THE VIDEO. You will see he was not told of the "alleged assault" but of threats against Megyn Kelly. From what you post it is evident either you haven't BOTHERED to view the video or refuse to do so. It is taken out of context and ascribed to a different incident.

Trump: “I don't know about death threats for Megan Kelly. You tell me about that. I haven’t heard about that. I have no idea about that. In all fairness, I have (interrupted) excuse me, excuse me. Take it easy. I have no idea about death threats for Megan Kelly. I haven't heard about that but I think it would be a shame, but I haven’t heard about that. I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate. I will say that, and everybody here has reported it.”

Do you get it now? The quote was in response to a query about threats against Megyn Kelly, not about the Boston assault. The video proves what I'm saying and shows your source to be FAKE NEWS.

Jim Forsythe

"Jim, if you view the video you will see that the quote has NOTHING to do with the incident in Boston.
Your "Part Two" is not related to the Boston incident."
Part one has nothing to do with part two, yes I watched it and you are trying to make something out of nothing. You have posted your take.

Part two
The video proves what I'm saying and shows your source to be FAKE NEWS. What it shows is that I posted it in the wrong order, and tried to use two different things at the same time.
FAKE NEWS it's not , a mistake in use ,it was. Fake news would be trying to say that Trump was trying to say  "So you're saying the Mafia Dons look Indian". Trump doesn't think so   When that is not the case, if you had watch the video you would had known the truth..


Carlos Ponce

I hope you realize the truth after viewing the video. The Liberal media tied two disparate events together to make it look like Trump condoned what the Boston Brothers did. That was very FAKE NEWS. They're LIARS.

Walter Manuel

So once again according to some of the posts here, James Daniels was accomplished in his attempt at keeping racial division alive and well and his typical leftist keep coming back to the trough to feed and support bunch of BS.

If James Daniels brought his tail out of West Texas City long enough to see the good that is actually being done by others in this world, then he would find something else to write into the paper about, rather than test the waters to see if he still has anybody still believing in his typical BS that he isn't EVEN capable of providing facts in order to support his leftist cause.

This junk is EVERY reason and proves why I was able to single handedly take down James Daniels and his 33% er's of LMISD who needed to believe that this man is telling everyone the truth when he in fact isn't capable of doing so and he himself knows it.

James Daniels needs to remember that God doesn't ever sleep and knows Daniels' every intention whether it's for his own good or bad while trying to promote himself while proclaiming to wear the cloth of God.

Ain't nobody trying to buy the snake oil that James Daniels continues trying to sell, nobody....[yawn]

Emile Pope

Tell me of this mythical time of great racial relations...

Tracey Montegut

Mr. Daniels, you lost me with your opening sentence. FYI, "grateful" is an adjective, just like "misinformed".

Willis Briggs

"touche" [thumbup][thumbup]

Jarvis Buckley

Mark I'm doing ok

Walter Manuel

"Tell me of this mythical time of great racial relations..."

This is exactly why racism is alive and well today, some people simply live it, eat it and breath it.....

James Daniels meet Emile... seems you both need to keep race an issue for you both to obviously to still have a place in society.

Racism is nothing more than beating a dead horse for one's own agenda and only shows someone who obviously has no other talking points to fight with.

It's really sad to think that some people live their entire life fighting racism within themselves while trying to blame others of doing the same thing.[whistling]

Emile Pope

Took four paragraphs to say absolutely nothing. Just admit that you don't have an answer...

Kelly Naschke

Did Emile already forget our last president was black?

Emile Pope

Which means nothing. Benjamin Disraeli was Prime Minister of Britain at a time when Jews were not allowed to be on the streets at night. To say that because one extremely qualified Black person got a job they were more than capable of doing means that racism is over is laughable...

Willis Briggs

Must be selective forgetfulness.[wink]

Mark Aaron

"Tell me of this mythical time of great racial relations..."

Walter: [This is exactly why racism is alive and well today, some people simply live it, eat it and breath it..]

No, racism is still alive today, in part, because people like you refuse to admit that it exists and you condemn the people trying to fix it.

Walter Manuel

Just admit it Emile, you and Daniels are so far into the woods that you can't see the trees because ya'll prove yourselves to simply "eat, live and breathe racism".

Sometimes, some things are just never good enough for some people no matter what others try and achieve.

I'm personally tired of hearing about all the racial inequality when you know yourself that black men are killing black men ALL over the place and you Daniels haven't mentioned a peep about that.

I don't hear any REAL solutions coming from you Emile or Daniels for that matter which leaves one to believe that ya'll will always be part of the problem rather than being a critical part of the solution.

It's inevitably ALWAYS someone else's fault in your eyes apparently and never your own. Perhaps that's why ya'll wear the leftist label so well and can't help yourselves by giving your party and agenda such an ugly name. So sad.....[yawn]

Walter Manuel

Kelly, Emile is going to have to take a while process what you posted. Don't bother holding your breath waiting on a response that would give him any sort of credibility.

Walter Manuel

Hey Emile Pope and James Daniels, here's something to complain about when having your morning cup of coffee.

"Forty-seven percent of 20- to 24-year-old black men in Chicago, and 44 percent in Illinois, were out of school and out of work in 2014, compared with 20 percent of Hispanic men and 10 percent of white men in the same age group, according to the report from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Great Cities Institute".

Looks like that's where both of your efforts should be focused on figuring out why this is happening and stop enabling others to continue their on their continued downward spiral.

I'm sure since you both can't see it from your back yards, it's not your problems, but it really is when you are obviously supporting these same individuals future demise by your own lack of inaction. [whistling]

Mark Aaron

Walter: [Looks like that's where both of your efforts should be focused on figuring out why this is happening and stop enabling others to continue their on their continued downward spiral.]

You make no sense Walter. Why should people stop working in our own communities to erase racism and go work on someone else's problem?

Walter Manuel

Whatever Mark,,,, you appear to be just like those that you defend, spineless and brought to the trough to be fed because your obviously a follower (sheeple) and need someone to lead you for which I DEFINITELY don't need.

I was called a "racist" by James Daniels and people far better than yourself when I fought the failed and eventually removed former LMISD BOT's and exposed them for who they all truly were. Period!

At the end of the day, when LMISD was taken over by TCISD, LMISD's student enrollment was at 84% of African American students and yet I was a "racist" because Daniel's and his few supporters like yourself that had nothing better to fight me with other than continually throwing the race card out there because they were too weak to have any other defense?

If I was truly a "racist" like you accuse me of being, do you really think I'd had invested 3 years of my own vacation days, holidays and every free opportunity that I had in order to see that the students of LMISD were being robbed of a proper education and fighting hard for a better education for them only to be called a racist by the African American community?

If you think that I'm truly a part of the problem with racism, then you DEFINITELY need to look into your own mirror because your the one fooling yourself, not me.

You need to take your avatar down too Mark because obviously you know absolutely NOTHING about facts, just like the very people that you apparently require in your life in order to give you a sense of security and credibility. [yawn]

Mark Aaron

Walter: [I was called a "racist" by James Daniels and people far better than yourself when I fought the failed and eventually removed former LMISD BOT's and exposed them for who they all truly were. Period!]

The thing is, Walter, if people keep telling you you are a racist there is a high probability you are. Maybe you just don't realize it.

As for the LaMarque BOT, I don't have a clue what BOT means or what you are referring to. Do you have a link to a news article or something?

Walter Manuel

"As for the LaMarque BOT, I don't have a clue what BOT means or what you are referring to. Do you have a link to a news article or something?"

You made my point for me Mark..... you can now take down the fake "FACTS" avatar and keep being fed "racism" as the root for everyone else's problem when in fact it's only yours and the few other leftist who can't accept the fact that no one is buying the snake oil that ya'll are trying to sell.

La Marque (BOT) means "board of trustees,"
abc13.com/education/state-revokes-la-marque-isd-accreditation/507440

Walter Manuel

BTW, I won't be responding to any more posts on this worthless guest opinion by Daniels because the more people who respond to this opinion further vilifies Daniels point while continuing to express his back woods way of thinking and opinion .

It's a rap for me, I really could care less that some people are battling their own demons and who have no problem placing the blame of others.

If someone chooses to live their life in the past and constantly blame others for history, then that will never change anything except to further support racial division.

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