Wednesday, June 30, 2021

How can any American, with a straight face before God, claim to be against slavery and white racism and oppose the House of Representatives bill to remove Confederate statues in the US Capitol?

After publishing yesterday's Vanderbilt baseball, the elephant in the NCAA college baseball recruiting locker room around dinner time last night, I saw the 2nd Vanderbilt vs. Mississippi State College World Series baseball game was rain-delayed. I saw no updates before I turned in. On waking this morning, I saw online that Vanderbilt imploded and Mississippi State exploded,13-2. The final game for all the marbles is tonight at 6 p.m. CST on ESPN.

This also was in the news this morning, regarding the 1st game, when Mississippi State gave up 7 runs in the 1st inning and lost 8-2:

BASEBALL AMERICA
Vanderbilt Parents Subjected To Racial Slurs At College World Series Finals
By Teddy Cahill on June 29, 202 
 
During Monday’s College World Series finals game between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt, racial slurs were directed at parents of some of Vanderbilt’s players by people who appeared to be Mississippi State fans.
Clinton Yates, a columnist for The Undefeated, first reported the incident. 
 
look. I’m not gonna write a whole story about this but let me set the scene. Most of the black players’ parents sit together. They ROUTINELY deal with micro to macro aggressions that they basically just wear, bc well, black folks have to do that sometimes.
boiled over tonight
 
Kristyna Engdahl, Director of Communications for the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority in Omaha, on Tuesday released a statement to local media.

"We understand there was an interaction between fans on Monday night that involved use of racial slurs. We absolutely denounce this behavior and are saddened to learn that it took place in TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Tonight, we will take additional security measures to ensure that everyone may feel safe in our stadium. Also, we are reminding the public that you may text our Guest Services Department for assistance at any time by texting OMAHA [space] your issue and location to 69050."

Vanderbilt athletic director Candice Storey Lee tweeted a statement on Monday.

“I am deeply troubled that some of our student-athlete parents were subjected to racist slurs during last night's game,” Lee said. “This is absolutely unacceptable and disgraceful behavior, and such hateful language has no place anywhere in our society.

“To the family members who were impacted, please know that you have my full support. And you absolutely have the wholehearted support of not only Vanderbilt Athletics but all of Commodore Nation.”

Mississippi State athletic director John Cohen also tweeted a statement on Monday.

“We join Vanderbilt in declaring such behavior unacceptable and in direct conflict with the values of both institutions and our fan bases. The college World Series serves as a celebration of the entire sport of college baseball. Highly inappropriate events must neither be tolerated nor allowed to detract from the on-the-field accomplishments of the student-athletes and their teams who have earned the right to participate on this national stage.”

Also saw online this morning and wondered how any Republican, with a straight face before God, can claim to be against slavery and white racism, and oppose this House of Representatives bill?

NEWSWEEK
Full List of 120 House Republicans Who Voted Against Removing Confederate Statues
BY EWAN PALMER ON 6/30/21 AT 5:32 AM ED 
 
The House of Representatives has voted to remove all statues of Confederates from inside the Capitol building. The legislation passed 285-120.
All those who voted against are Republican representatives, of which there are currently 211. As expected, dozens of Republicans did back the bill, with 67 voting in favor of it.
Every Democratic member to vote supported the legislation; two did not vote. [Which two?]
Statues proposed for removal include those of former Vice President John Cadlwell Calhoun, James Paul Clarke, a former governor of Arkansas, and Jefferson Davis, a former U.S. senator from Mississippi and president of the Confederate States of America.
The bill would also replace a bust of Roger Taney, the Supreme Court judge who authored the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford ruling, which prevented Black Americans from becoming U.S. citizens, with one of Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice.
After the vote House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat, said in a statement: "Today, the House took a stand against injustice and sent a message to the American people that symbols of slavery, segregation, and sedition are not welcome in the halls of Congress."
"I am pleased to see our bill to remove hate pass in the House. Even though we cannot change our history, we can work to affirm the ideals that our country was built on: justice and equality for all," Hoyer added.
"Symbols of slavery and segregation denigrate our Capitol and have no place here. Individuals who worked to enshrine or perpetuate the bondage of African Americans, or prevent them from achieving full and equal rights, are not worthy of being honored in our country."
A number of GOP representatives condemned the move as "cancel culture" and Democrats pushing Critical Race Theory.
Kevin McCarthy, the Republican House Minority Leader, was one of the 67 from his party to vote in favor of removing the statues.
Speaking on the House floor, said he supported the bill but called the move an example of Democrats trying to replace the "racism of the past with the racism" of Critical Race Theory.
"Critical Race Theory is the governing ideology [of the entire] Biden administration. By advocating for it, Democrats continue to fuel hatred and division across the country," he said.
A marble bust of Roger B. Taney, former Chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, is on display in the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C The House of Representatives voted 285 to 120 to pass a bill removing statues of Confederates and advocates of slavery from the U.S. Capitol.
Republican Matt Rosendale, for Montana, who voted against the bill said: "The South lost, and our Union is strong today, and the great victory of our constitutional government in the Civil War over slavery and secession should be celebrated.
"Unfortunately, Democrats, animated by the Critical Race Theory concepts of structural racism, microaggressions, and a United States based solely on white supremacy, have chosen to remove statues that underscore the failures of our pre-1861 Constitution. Make no mistake, those who won the West and George Washington are next."
Fellow GOP member Alabama's Mo Brooks condemned H.R. 3005 as a bill by "intolerant Socialist Democrats" seeking to seek to take down "undesirable" statues.
"Cancel culture and historical revisionism are precursors to dictatorial government and the destruction of individual liberty and freedom by elitists who claim they know more than regular citizens and, hence, should be empowered to dictate what regular citizens can and cannot think or do," Brooks said.
Full list of House Republicans who voted against removing Confederate statues

Robert Aderholt, Alabama
Rick Allen, Georgia
Kelly Armstrong, North Dakota
Brian Babin, Texas
Jim Baird, Indiana
Andy Barr, Kentucky
Jack Bergman, Michigan
Stephanie Bice, Oklahoma
Andy Biggs, Arizona
Dan Bishop, North Carolina
Lauren Boebert, Colorado
Mike Bost, Illinois
Kevin Brady, Texas
Mo Brooks, Alabama
Vern Buchanan, Florida
Ken Buck, Colorado
Larry Bucshon, Indiana
Ted Budd, North Carolina
Tim Burchett, Tennessee
Kat Cammack, Florida
Jerry Carl, Alabama
John Carter, Texas
Madison Cawthorn, North Carolina
Ben Cline, Virginia
Andrew Clyde, Georgia
Tom Cole, Oklahoma
James Comer, Kentucky
Rick Crawford, Arkansas
John Curtis, Utah
Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee
Bryon Donalds, Florida
Jeff Duncan, South Carolina
Neal Dunn, Florida
Ron Estes, Kansas
Pat Fallon, Texas
Randy Feenstra, Iowa
Drew Ferguson, Georgia
Michelle Fischbach, Minnesota
Scott Fitzgerald, Wisconsin
Chuck Fleischmann, Tennessee
Scott Franklin, Florida
Matt Gaetz, Florida
Lance Gooden, Texas
Paul Gosar, Arizona
Kay Granger, Texas
Garret Graves, Louisiana
Sam Graves, Missouri
Mark Green, Tennessee
Marjorie Taylor Greene, Georgia
Morgan Griffith, Virginia
Glenn Grothman, Wisconsin
Jim Hagedorn, Minnesota
Andy Harris, Maryland
Diana Harshbarger, Tennessee
Vicky Hartzler, Missouri
Kevin Hern, Oklahoma
Dusty Johnson, South Dakota
Jim Jordan, Ohio
John Joyce, Pennsylvania
Fred Keller, Pennsylvania
Trent Kelly, Mississippi
David Kustoff, Tennessee
Darin LaHood, Illinois
Doug LaMalfa, California
Doug Lamborn, Colorado
Jake LaTurner, Kansas
Debbie Lesko, Arizona
Luke Letlow, Louisiana
Barry Loudermilk, Georgia
Frank Lucas, Oklahoma
Blaine Luetkemeyer, Missouri
Tracey Mann, Kansas
Thomas Massie, Kentucky
Brain Mast, Florida
Lisa McClain, Michigan
Tom McClintock, California
Patrick McHenry, North Carolina
David McKinley, West Virginia
Dan Meuser, Pennsylvania
Carol Miller, West Virginia
Mariannette Miller-Meeks, Iowa
Alex Mooney, West Virginia
Markwayne Mullin, Oklahoma
Troy Nehls, Texas
Dan Newhouse, Washington
Ralph Norman, South Carolina
Troy Nunes, California
Jay Obernolte, California
Burgess Owens, Utah
Steven Palazzo, Mississippi
Gary Palmer, Alabama
Greg Pence, Indiana
Scott Perry, Pennsylvania
Bill Posey, Florida
Tom Rice, South Carolina
Mike Rogers, Alabama
Hal Rogers, Kentucky
Matt Rosendale, Montana
David Rouzer, North Carolina
John Rutherford, Florida
Maria Elvira Salazar, Florida
Austin Scott, Georgia
Pete Sessions, Texas
Jason Smith, Missouri
Adrian Smith, Nebraska
Michelle Steel, California
Elise Stefanik, New York
Greg Steube, Florida
Claudia Tenney, New York
Glenn Thompson, Pennsylvania
William Timmons, South Carolina
Michael Turner, Ohio
Beth Van Duyne, Texas
Jackie Walorski, Indiana
Michael Waltz, Florida
Bruce Westerman, Arkansas
Joe Wilson, South Carolina
Rob Wittman, Virginia
Steve Womack, Arkansas
Lee Zeldin, New York

Correction 06/30/21, 8.16 a.m. ET: This article has been updated to correct the entry for Michael Turner.

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