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Posts Tagged ‘Election 2012

Think before you speak (or type)

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Denise Helms, a twenty-two year old California woman was removed from her job at Cold Stone Creamery and is currently being investigated by the FBI for her racist and borderline threatening facebook status. Her status said, “Another 4 years of this (N-word), Maybe he will get assassinated this term.” This brings me back to the question I asked in my last blog about Donald Trump, I understand that not everybody is going to be excited with the outcome of the election; but why take it to such extremes where you have to be SO negative and derogatory?  There is a respectful way to go about voicing your opinion, and if Romney would have won the campaign people would have had to voice their opinions in a respectful manner, and regardless of disappointment he still would have been recognized as “our” President, and by “our” I mean America. So why is there such a big difference?

Helms’ facebook has been deactivated, and when asked about her comments this is how she responded:  “The assassination part is kind of harsh. I’m not saying like I would go do that or anything like that, by any means, but if it was to happen, I don’t think I’d care one bit.”

The video of her interview can be found below:

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November 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

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Donald Trump’s last dance with relevancy…

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On election night, to say the least Donald Trump was not a happy camper. He took his venting to twitter, tweeting things such as: “This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy.”, “Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.”, “Do we still want a president who bows to the saudis and lets OPEC rip us off? Make America strong vote for @MittRomney”. Those along with several other tweets got the attention of Americans everywhere, which makes me wonder if that is all he wanted. Of course, in America we are all entitled to freedom of speech, but there is a difference between voicing your opinion and being degrading. Plenty of people did not support Mitt Romney’s views, but at the end of the day, if he would have became president it would have been accepted and everybody would have moved on with their life. That was not so easy for Trump, who has since the election continued his rampage tweeting things such as: “The stock market and US dollar are both plunging today. Welcome to @BarackObama’s second term.”, “No surprise that all the foreign countries are celebrating Obama’s win. They love a weak America they can rip off.”

Anyways, his rampage did get him some attention on the news, Brian Williams of NBC, dedicated about 45 seconds to him on the show. Which can be viewed here:

Of Course after that, Trump took to twitter again, this time to attack Williams. To say the least, Trump has been very entertaining this week- extremely disrespectful and unprofessional- but entertaining.

Written by alaiyabenjamin

November 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

A view on politics from a non diverse crowd.

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When I was in Vegas for fall break I attended a political rally for President Obama, because I thought it would be an interesting opportunity and because it would be good for this project. I really wanted views from both political parties, but I suppose this will suffice.

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October 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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Winner, winner… Chicken dinner?

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With the election just around the corner I wanted to learn how Southern Miss-ians felt about the candidates. In this slide show I recorded the results of a poll I took around campus asking mostly students, which of the candidates they would share a meal with. I got some interesting results.

-Jamie Waldrop

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October 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm