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"By Any Means Necessary": New Boise billboard touts
Black, Brown contributions to America

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Posted By: jimincalif, 8/14/2020 10:01:14 AM

Commuters driving into downtown Boise the morning of Aug. 13 may have seen a new colorful billboard sign that reads “Black & Brown Folks Built This Country / (And We’re Doing It Again) / Join Us Or Get Out Of The Way.” It’s a strong phrase, and activist/organizer Tanisha Jae Newton said they are radically unapologetic about it. “This message is for folks within impacted communities to know that people recognize them and see them and their power,” said Newton. “These communities need hope and empowerment.”

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The billboard promotes violence against police, it includes a burning police car. So it’s really a threat. Join us, get out of our way, OR ELSE....

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 8/14/2020 10:12:42 AM (No. 509675)
BLM got millions in contribution from “woke” corporations like Amazon. Looks like they’re able to buy plenty of billboard space. There needs to be counter-ads against this propaganda. What’s going on in Boise? Aren’t there a lot of conservatives?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 8/14/2020 10:27:49 AM (No. 509696)
If "black and brown folks" built this country, how come Africa and the Middle East are such messes? Shouldn't they be superpowers by now?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: marbles 8/14/2020 10:32:41 AM (No. 509704)
At first I thought that billboard was a cartoon, fake. " Join us or get out of they way " ? Is that a threat ? Also, they take all the credit for the " building " of America " Really ? " They " wrote our Constitution " ? our Bill of Rights ? Wasn't " them " who invented the phone, the airplane, radio, the electric light, refrigeration, the computer chip, internal combustion engine, T.V. , the movies, etc. So really , who did build America ? Only people that want to rule threaten and divide.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jimincalif 8/14/2020 10:33:41 AM (No. 509707)
Boise has a “progressive” mayor, unfortunately. From her transition team: The City of Boise is deeply committed to being a place that is equitable, safe and thriving for everyone. And in this time of national crisis, the City of Boise deepens this resolve by building meaningful relationships with vulnerable communities facing injustice and inequality. By enacting and embodying practices, policies and procedures that will interrupt the harmful impacts of one’s targeted status, we hope to build the future our children and families dream of and hope for now. These communities include black, indigenous, Latinx and people of color, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQIA+ or non-binary, and people who are immigrants, undocumented or resettled through the refugee process. This is an opportunity to create meaningful reforms, and through this, the City of Boise hopes to become a model for the rest of Idaho and the country. https://www.cityofboise.org/media/9915/transitionreport-equitablecity-final.pdf Plus the usual free abortion for all, pre-k sex Ed, sanctuary status, don’t cooperate with ICE, etc. it’s sad, our kids and grandkids are now there and we’ve bought a home in Meridian, adjacent to Boise, for our eventual escape from California. Looks like there won’t be anywhere left to escape to.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Michaelus 8/14/2020 10:37:35 AM (No. 509711)
Great encouragement for all the lazy, freeloading people of non-color to get to work so they can move to nice places built by these "folks".
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40 8/14/2020 10:37:56 AM (No. 509712)
Of all the Sub Saharan African countries two have never been ruled by White Europeans - Liberia and Ethiopia. And they are the worst basket cases in all respects. This whole thing is completely nonsensical, deliberately floated now that the election is nearing.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: dwa 8/14/2020 10:39:38 AM (No. 509716)
B.S. They didn't build this country. For proof, all you have to do is look at Africa and Central and South America. That's where Black and Brown folks are in charge and for the most part, those aren't good places. It is a shame they have to tell themselves lies to make themselves feel good about themselves.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: John C 8/14/2020 10:43:26 AM (No. 509721)
Maybe the "move the border" folks in OR might want to reconsider.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Are You Serious 8/14/2020 10:50:35 AM (No. 509732)
If they are so all powerful, why do they need white people. We should just sit on the sidelines and watch how they rebuild Minneapolis, Settle and Portland. Oh...San Francisco too
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Reply 10 - Posted by: BarryNo 8/14/2020 10:59:39 AM (No. 509744)
Back at you, BLM. You didn't build this country, or at least not alone. All our predesesors were all in it, together. Your ancestors worked hard,, but so did Irishman, polish,, Italian and German. Denigrate them, you denigrate tourselves. And now you are shaming your ancestors by destroying and sullying what they built, perverting the dreams they aspired to. Are you proud? King said, "I have a dream, that one day my children will be judged NOT by the color of their skin, but by the content of their CHARACTER..." Have you shown any character, lately? Is it that of a builder? A protector? A creator? Or are you simply a thug backed by rich white men?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: planetgeo 8/14/2020 10:59:54 AM (No. 509745)
Boise? Really? Scary thought if Idaho has fallen to this kind of mindset. That billboard should be full of bullet holes by now...or sawed off entirely.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Petronius 8/14/2020 11:01:57 AM (No. 509751)
I see precious little that black and brown people have built, but I see plenty that they have destroyed.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection 8/14/2020 11:02:04 AM (No. 509752)
Go ahead keep it up. The Silent Majority WILL NOT be silent in November!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms 8/14/2020 11:06:45 AM (No. 509759)
"Black and brown folks built this country" is the most idiotic, laughable garbage ever printed or said. Those "folks" have certainly done more to tear it down and any other. It is ridiculous to state that crime-riddled, free-loading, drug-addled groups contribute anything other than misery.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/14/2020 11:15:45 AM (No. 509771)
By any means necessary...does that include the murder of white 5 year olds? Some blacks have gone on record stating that whites will have to die for them to get their way. There is nothing peaceful about this. Letting it go on emboldens the protestors and strengthens them. There will be no peaceful resolution. The Marxist and Communist left has gone unchecked. The media has supported them. The Democrats have welcomed them with open arms. The Republicans offer no alternative. And Trump is a man alone.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2020 11:22:55 AM (No. 509779)
Yep, lots of important contributions, like over half of all murders, the majority of other violent crime, absorbing the majority of welfare, food stamps, government housing and free lunches. Certainly the welfare state would be so much "sparser" without them to bring their hands out to the programs.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 8/14/2020 11:28:54 AM (No. 509787)
Tanisha Jae be thinkin' of Wakanda.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Safari Man 8/14/2020 11:36:26 AM (No. 509801)
By this logic, tractors and combines grow all our food.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Lanetam 8/14/2020 11:36:39 AM (No. 509802)
Looks like a threat to me!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: EQKimball 8/14/2020 11:42:09 AM (No. 509817)
"Join us or get out of the way" symbolized by a cityscape with a burning police car is hardly a non-violent message.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: sw penn 8/14/2020 11:44:46 AM (No. 509822)
You mean That horrible racist America the left is all resistance-ing? That America? Doesn't seem like the kind of thing they would want to brag on, does it? And, no, this one will not be helping them build any evil, racist, America again. And you shouldn't either.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: dbdiva 8/14/2020 11:52:32 AM (No. 509838)
Tanisha claims that the billboard is provocative but not violent. Seriously? The message seemed threatening to me as I'm sure it is to others. I would be "getting out of the way" and not because I'm racist. I try to treat everyone no matter the person's ethnicity with kindness, dignity, and respect. Sounds like that's not sufficient for Tanisha. Well..... tough; that's all they're getting from me. Deal with it!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: nwcudagal 8/14/2020 12:13:54 PM (No. 509863)
I was born and raised in Idaho. Lived in rural eastern Oregon for 35 years, but that state is broken so I moved back to the Treasure Valley 5 years ago. I had no idea how liberal Boise had become. However, if you read the comments after the article, there may be hope. There is currently a recall petition for the mayor and a racist city council member, Lisa Sanchez.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 8/14/2020 12:20:09 PM (No. 509874)
Boise only has a 2 percent black Population. I would bet a large part of them are Somali refugees
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2020 12:27:25 PM (No. 509887)
stopping the runaway italics. Boise has clearly been Californicated.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: hershey 8/14/2020 12:32:40 PM (No. 509899)
Somebody needs to visit that billboard with a lot of cans of spray paint...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Vesicant 8/14/2020 12:49:53 PM (No. 509926)
But what good is a billboard when all those blacks and browns can't get voter IDs because they don't have cars and can't travel? Isn't this white supremacy, to assume everybody has a car and can read? /sarcasm
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Reply 28 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 8/14/2020 12:56:14 PM (No. 509937)
And a billboard right across from it says: GFY WTF happened to Boise Idaho?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 8/14/2020 1:13:49 PM (No. 509954)
These people are a malignant cancer on the body politic. From the idiotic rhetoric to their larcenous activities divide us, deprive us of liberty, and lead to the destabilization of our culture and government.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: morecowbell 8/14/2020 1:14:45 PM (No. 509956)
Boise native here. Not to worry, the good conservative citizens of Boise complained in droves and shut this nonsense down toot sweet. Currently collecting signatures to recall our Soros-funded mayor and a racist liberal on the city council. If you're in Boise, please sign the recall petitions ASAP. We're about to send them a BIG message.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Luandir 8/14/2020 1:16:17 PM (No. 509959)
#28, too many of the refugees from California liberalism brought with them the same politics that ruined their home state. In 2019 the city elected a leftist mayor. That this billboard, and #Defund demonstrations, are appearing along with the new city administration is no coincidence. I have lived in this city all my life, and it has always been a safe and nurturing place. We are now at risk of going the way of Left Coast cities. I cannot express my dread and sorrow at that prospect. These firebrands urge us to "a second look at what’s happening in their community." We have, and we don't like it. The burning police car on your billboard gives away who you are. This is your real message, and it has no place in this community.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Philipsonh 8/14/2020 1:28:27 PM (No. 509975)
Just put their contributions on the same billboard. Tell everyone what they did. If you can !!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2020 3:25:58 PM (No. 510090)
#28 and #31, there is a specific verb "Californicate" for this phenomenon. It first happened to Seattle, and Portland. Californicate: To "screw" up just like California.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: RuckusTom 8/14/2020 4:11:06 PM (No. 510114)
Maybe someone can come along and put a billboard up across the street with crime stats on it.
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