Ally Miller face plants on Charlottesville violence

Pima County’s Queen of the Teabaggers and noted nut job, Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller, did another face plant over the weekend.

When the nation’s attention was turned to the violent protest by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia in which three people died and numerous others wer injured, Pima County’s Queen of the Teabaggers felt compelled to post this: After Charlottesville attack, Ally Miller’s Facebook post: “WHITE – and proud of it”:

Hours after a white nationalist rally and violence that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller appears to have posted from her personal Facebook account that she is “sick and tired of being hit for being white.”

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Miller was responding to a Politico article shared by former Tucson mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky that detailed President Trump’s response to the violence, in which he said that “we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides — on many sides.” Those comments were criticized for not specifically calling out white supremacists and other groups involved in the Unite the Right rally.

I am not aware of Miller ever having been criticized for “being white.” She has been roundly criticized by local media for corruption and poor personnel management in her office, her penchant for conspiracy theories unsupported by any evidence, her feuding with former Republican supervisor Ray Carroll, and for being a noted nut job. Miller is a regular carnival side show. See this compendium of articles about Ally Miller at the Tucson Weekly.

The Arizona Daily Star briefly mentions Miller in an editorial opinion today:

Closer to home, Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller apparently took umbrage at the discourse and weighed in on her personal Facebook page:

“I’m sick and tired of being hit for being white. … It is all about making us feel like we need to apologize. I am WHITE — and proud of it! No apologies necessary.”

If Miller cannot see criticism of white people who are actively, aggressively and violently racist without taking it as a personal insult, the residents of Pima County should be seriously alarmed.

I would argue that the residents of Pima County should have been seriously alarmed by Ally Miller long before this Facebook post.

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The Arizona Republic’s Laurie Roberts also took notice of Miller’s latest antics. Ally Miller chooses this moment to proclaim her white pride?

America unravels before our eyes. White supremacists rally in Charlottesville, resulting in the death of an innocent woman.

And in Pima County, Supervisor Ally Miller announces that she’s the victim here.

“I’m sick and tired of being hit for being white … ” she wrote in a Facebook thread, hours after Saturday’s violence. “It is all about making us feel like we need to apologize. I am WHITE – and proud of it! No apologies necessary.”

Maybe I’m just not keeping up, but did anybody ask Ally Miller to apologize for being white? Did anyone suggest that she should be ashamed?

The two-term Republican supervisor was posting to a Facebook thread about Donald Trump’s now-infamous response to Charlottesville – the one where he condemned “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides.”

One poster noted that Trump refused to specifically denounce “white supremacy.” Apparently, that was enough to make Miller feel victimized.

What Miller should apologize for

Why else would she feel the need, as Charlottesville and the nation were reeling from the ugly specter of Nazis marching on the streets of an American town, to announce that she is white and proud of it?

Did the comments of this public official do anything to heal the deepening rift within our country?

Did her comments contribute to or call for a better understanding about the differences that separate us and the common ground that must unite us?

Did she stand up and emphatically declare that there is no place in America — no place — where such racist, violent behavior should be tolerated?

Nope. Instead, she lamented her own sorry plight.

You don’t need to apologize for being white, Supervisor Miller. You might, however, want to consider apologizing for being a boob.

Pima County’s Democratic county supervisors called on Ally Miller to apologize as well.

Never going to happen. The Queen of the Teabaggers is never wrong (in her own mind).

29 Responses to Ally Miller face plants on Charlottesville violence

  1. Donald’s racism on full display…

    Trump says both sides to blame amid Charlottesville backlash
    By Dan Merica, CNN
    Updated 4:37 PM ET, Tue August 15, 2017

    (CNN)In a remarkable news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower, President Donald Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday on both sides of the conflict, equating the white supremacists on one side with the “alt-left” on the other side.

    “I think there is blame on both sides,” he said.
    “What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right, do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump said. “What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem, I think they do.”

    He added: “You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now.”

    Trump defended his 48-hour delay in denouncing white supremacists, arguing that he took his time because he didn’t know the facts.

    The President subsequently called the driver of the car that drove through a crowd, killing one woman, as a “murder” then once again blamed both sides for the violence.

    “You can call it terrorism, you can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want,” he said. “The driver of the car is a murderer and what he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.”

    “I didn’t wait long. I didn’t wait long. I wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what I said was correct, not make a quick statement,” Trump said Tuesday. “The statement I made on Saturday, the first statement, was a fine statement, but you don’t make statements that direct until you know the facts. It takes a little while to get the facts. You still don’t know the facts and it is a very, very important process to me. It is a very important statement.”

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/15/politics/trump-charlottesville-delay/index.html

    • What is the alt-left?

      Does anyone know?

    • Yeah, what I thought…

      Elizabeth Bruenig‏Verified account @ebruenig 52m52 minutes ago

      pro-tip: ‘alt-right’ is a term richard spencer popularized to legitimize a movement. ‘alt-left’ is a pejorative term meant to slur leftists

    • Sharing a comment I saw on another blog about Trump’s little speech…

      “He desperately needs to keep his fellow white supremacists – his most important base – appeased and triggered..

      He’s going to need them to rally and cause chaos if and when Mueller brings down the hammer…”

      • For Sure Not Tom

        Even though the White Power crowd is a very small segment of America, Bannon learned a lot when he was CEO for the online role playing game World of Warcraft.

        He learned how a small but dedicated and ruthless group of online players could use social media to intimidate and harass people. Think GamerGate.

        So Trump does need these people, no matter how vile they may be, not for their votes, but because they’re like a lethal strike force when needed.

        You start doxxing reporters and sending them pictures of their kids going to school and things get scary.

        And here’s a sample of how potentially deadly these slime-balls can be:

        http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/17/us/twitter-journalist-strobe-epilepsy/index.html

        They sent a tweet to a journalist that flashed with the intention of causing a seisure.

        Then there’s General Michael Flynn’s son Mike Junior and his twitter feed, along with Alex Jones, tweeting about a Clinton pedophile ring operating out of a pizza parlor in DC. One of Jones’s listeners went into the pizza joint with a rifle and fired a few rounds.

        I really thought the internet was going to bring peace to the world. People in other countries would be able to meet each other, get to know each other, and learn that we’re not that much different.

        Instead we get things like Breitbart and The Daily Stormer and Huppenthal and Trump hate tweeting from the toilet in the middle of the night.

    • Bernie Sanders‏Verified account @SenSanders 21m21 minutes ago

      .@realDonaldTrump, you are embarrassing our country and the millions of Americans who fought and died to defeat Nazism.

  2. a white woman running for governor in georgia was shouted down at a progressive conference for running for governor against a black woman who was running because she was white. this is the kind of stuff that will tear the democratic party apart. liberal elitist snowflakes will be to embarrassed to denouce this ;but regular democrats and independents will see this on commercials run by republicans. I am sure the black mostly women were emotionally involved with the black woman candidate when they shouted down the woman for being white and not racist ;but the effect will be the same. yes I saw this on fox because msdnc and cnn are too politically correct to show it. the democratic party needs more then activists to beat republicans as 2016 showed. the people in the middle decide elections not identity politics at least for 2018.

    • For Sure Not Tom

      It seems that Evans, the white woman, voted for a school voucher program, and has the support of the establishment Dems in the state.

      Abrams, her opponent and the black woman, is supported by the progressives in the state, and not the establishment Dems.

      And this was at a NetRoots Conference, and she knew going in she was going to hear some booing.

      Seems to be mini-reply of Clinton/Sanders. The white/black thing isn’t helpful, but I don’t live in Georgia and neither do you, so we don’t really know the whole story.

      Did Fox News mention any of that? just curious.

    • For Sure Not Tom

      From Laurie Robert’s article….

      “You don’t need to apologize for being white, Supervisor Miller. You might,however, want to consider apologizing for being a boob.”

      Boob is a funny word! 🙂

      Along the same lines, Jeff DeWitt was on CNN today defending Trump and got his butt handed to him by Michael Eric Dyson. He was out-witted, but it wasn’t a fair debate, Dyson was using facts. Cheating!

      NitWit couldn’t stop saying over and over how he knows Trump well, and knows what’s in Trump’s heart. And I mean over and over.

      Does Jeff DeWitt really know what’s in Trump’s heart? Did they spend long nights in their college dorm discussing philosophy and the meaning of life? Are they in the same book club?

      More importantly, does NitWit know that everything that Trump touches dies? Like Flynn, Manafort, Spicer, Trump’s shareholders from the 90’s, half of the construction workers in New York… Trump Models, Trump University, Trump Vodka, Trump Steaks, Trump Airlines, multiple bankruptcies, Trump magazine, several marriages…Scaramuchi, Preibus, Dubke, Comey, Shaub, Preet, Yates, Walsh, Trump Mortgage, Trump the Game, Trump Casinos, GoTrump.com…

      I wonder if NitWit knows that Trump never really fired anyone on his reality TV gameshow. He was a paid Hollywood actor, and he didn’t even get to decide who to fire, the producers of the show do that, based on what ratings they think they’ll get.

      Good to know Jeff has hitched his wagon solidly to the very real and not in any way fake Donald J Trump.

      Dos ve donya comrade!

      • For Sure Not Tom

        …. Trump Ice. The New Jersey Generals, Tour de Trump, Trump on the Ocean, The Trump Network, Trumped!, Trump New Media…

        And if things keep going the way they are now, America!

  3. For Sure Not Tom

    Here’s another fun fact, about Gorka’s wife (I know, I couldn’t believe someone would marry him either!)….

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/katharine-gorka-life-after-hate_us_59921356e4b09096429943b6

    And the FBI and DHS warned Trump about right wing domestic terrorism in May, fake doctor Seb Gorka’s racist wife cuts funding to fight domestic terrorism.

  4. Meanwhile, back in the alternate universe of DT…

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 17h17 hours ago

    Made additional remarks on Charlottesville and realize once again that the #Fake News Media will never be satisfied…truly bad people!

    • For Sure Not Tom

      Trump has been sending messages to his racist supporters all weekend.

      First, the Nazi’s applauded his “many sides” remarks and said Trump loves them. Hugs!

      Then when he was forced to condemn them, by name, they laughed and said he was just doing it to placate the “globalist”, meaning jewish, media.

      Then he said he may pardon racist folk hero Arpaio. More hugs!

      And now he’s retweeting Jack Posobiec, calming his racist supporters and letting them know he’s still their man.

      The POTUS will not last.

  5. For Sure Not Tom

    Hey Kids, fun fact!

    After getting kicked off of GoDaddy over the weekend, moving to Google web hosting for about 5 minutes before getting das boot again, you’ll never guess where Nazi news and opinion website The Daily Stormer is now being hosted?

    Russia!

    Talk amongst yourselves.

    • Did Trump negotiate the deal?

      • For Sure Not Tom

        I’m pretty sure it’s just a case of an employer looking out for their employee. 🙂

        • But the Russians hate Nazis.

          I’m getting so confused. 😉

          • For Sure Not Tom

            Not anymore! Putin is a Nationalist. According to Steve Bannon, Nationalists want to create 7 nationalist zones. Countries? I’m not sure how they describe them.

            As I recall, one Nationalist zone would be the US and Western Europe.

            Putin just wants to launder money in the US again and to make America look as corrupt as Russia, but Bannon thinks Putin and him are soulmates and will make Nationalism a world order thing.

            I’ve read up on this quite a bit, and honestly, their thinking is so convoluted and racist that I really don’t get it.

          • Bannon needs to be fired. Today. He isn’t getting nearly enough exposure in msm.

          • For Sure Not Tom

            He does. The thought of an All White Nation, where we all sit around and listen to old Carpenters records at a reasonable listening volume is pretty creepy.

          • For Sure Not Tom

            Hey! Keep your fingers crossed!

            I think Trump will chicken out, but we can hope.

            http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/stephen-bannon-faces-internal-exile-in-trumps-white-house-and-could-get-booted-this-friday-report/

            The funny thing is that if Bannon/Gorka/Miller are gone, Trump may have a shot at actually doing something good before he’s impeached.

          • Yeah, that’s true. Trump might have saved his presidency by condemning the hate groups immediately and firing B/G/M Monday AM at the latest.

            But he didn’t. He missed his moment, and these moments don’t occur with great frequency.

          • For Sure Not Tom

            Five CEO’s have resigned from Trump’s corporate commission.

            I wonder if these Trump humping nazi’s know they’re hurting their boy crush?

          • Another one…

            Richard L. Trumka‏Verified account @RichardTrumka 49m49 minutes ago

            I cannot sit on a council for a President that tolerates bigotry and domestic terrorism; I resign, effective immediately.

  6. I think we have some “swamp draining” to do in Pima County.

  7. For Sure Not Tom

    Here’s what this POS woman is supporting.

    https://twitter.com/LauraLoomer/status/897116115935133696

    Hey GOP, your supporters are sending Nazi’s to the funeral of the young mother of two one of your’s murdered.

    The party of character turns out to be the Party of the Sewer.

    • For Sure Not Tom

      BTW, I’ve been white all my life, I’ve never felt like I was oppressed, or treated unfairly for being white.

      In fact, it’s pretty great being white, it’s gotten me jobs, invites to some pretty swanky country clubs, and being white even got me out of a speeding ticket once!

      I have no idea what she’s talking about.

      And you know what? Being white is so great I think everyone should be treated like me. It wouldn’t take anything away from me to treat everyone the same so why wouldn’t we?