Source: www.dn.se (Swedish newspaper)
The votes for Swedish parliament. Date and time included in the screencap. The first three is the opposition that ends on ca 43% of the votes. The next four is the conservative “Alliance” ends on ca 39%.
The yellow one? That is the racist, xenophobic, homophobic and generally unpleasant “Sverige demokraterna” or SD (trans. Swedish Democrats). This means the racists becomes able to tip the scales in parliament.
Great job! (Sarcasm)
This utter buffoon now leads a party that has outright Nazis in their group. They have conducted meetings in Nazi uniforms.They sing Nazi battle songs on their “conference.”
A group of them filmed themselves using racial slurs towards a young couple, the woman was caucasian and the man a person of colour. Then these high end politicians picked up iron pipes to assault the couple (and claimed self defense). All on film on their smartphone.
By all the gods I thought Sweden was better than this. Suddenly it is accepted to spout racist propaganda on the streets, in the subway and in parliament. The image of the careful, just and kind Swedish diplomat is shattered by iron pipes.
EDIT: Some links
- Iron pipes: http://www.expressen.se/tv/nyheter/inrikes/sds-riksdagsman-bevapnar-sig-med-jarnror/
- Iron pipes 2: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%A4rnr%C3%B6rsskandalen
- Iron pipes YT link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPycz-tsrDM
I cannot tell you how much this upsets me.
It was sloppy, it was slapdash and it was inaccurate. They were sending us names of people to remove because they were born in Puerto Rico. It was disgusting.
Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards, on Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s last attempt to “purge voter rolls” (trans.: deregister registered voters) in a transparent attempt to suppress the minority vote.
He’s going to give it another shot this year.
Political commentators need to start using “butthurt” more frequently — it’s just the perfect descriptor.
All new low - even for the GOP.
Read more here http://www.salon.com/2012/07/27/fla_republican_we_suppressed_black_votes/
Raise your hand, everyone who’s surprised.