Why would she think this would end well?
After weeks and weeks of "Karens" suffering public humiliation and the occasional loss of their jobs after being caught on film having bizarre racist or anti-mask breakdowns in public, one woman decided to give bystanders a break and film her own bizarre, racist anti-mask breakdown herself.
Nashua, New Hampshire, talk radio host Dianna Ploss is now out of a job after filming and posting a video of herself yelling at some landscapers for speaking Spanish, and then yelling at a black man who asked her politely to please stop harassing people for wearing a mask.
View this post on InstagramSelf proclaimed Talk-Radio Personality and Maga Activist Dianna Ploss was on her way to the studio as she heard a caucasian construction worker speaking Spanish to other hispanic workers. This upset Dianna so she quickly whipped out her phone and took to Facebook Live to stream her confronting the workers. . . . #karen #karenmemes #memes #tiktok #like #beyonce #publicfreakout #funnyvideos #funny #funnymemes #memes #comedy #meme #tiktok #kyliejenner #lol #lb #fb #follow #viral #lgbt #like #explorepage #instagram #love #humor #video #jokes #laugh
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Ploss, who describes herself on her Twitter profile as a "MAGA Activist," was on her way to work when she saw the landscapers and decided to whip out her phone, yell at them and ask if they are "illegal," and demand they speak English. Apparently, despite being from Cambridge, Massachusetts — an area with many non-English speakers in a state that has its own Portuguese channel because so many people speak Portuguese -- Ploss was under the impression that anyone who does not speak English is here illegally, and also that it is illegal to speak languages other than English in the United States. (It is not.)
The United States of America, as those of us who passed third grade social studies know, does not have an official language. Also, even in countries that do have official languages, it is not illegal to speak languages other than the official language.
While Ploss was in the middle of her rant about how people not even speaking to her should speak English so she can understand them, a nice Black man came up and suggested she stop harassing a bunch of people who were just trying to do their job.
She then explained to her audience at home:
"Okay, so this guy decided he's gonna come over here and be a social justice warrior. Because he's a black man. He's gonna protect the brown man from this white woman … white privilege, because she happened to walk by and heard this guy talking to all of these guys doing this work, in Spanish."
For the record, the man was not confronting her for walking by these men, but rather for histrionically screaming at them. That was the issue, not the walking.
The man who confronted her was wearing a mask, which prompted Ploss to demand to know why he was wearing a mask. The man then informed her that there was a "global pandemic" happening, to which she scoffed.
After the incident went viral, Ploss's employer WSMN Broadcasting announced she was no longer affiliated with the station.
Dianna Ploss is no longer associated or affiliated in any way with WSMN or Bartis-Russell Broadcasting, LLC. We at WSMN value freedom of speech, freedom of expression and assembly. We will not tolerate discrimination, racism or hatred. We continue to present and offer on air opportunities for discussion, education and the exchange of opinions and ideas.
This is all well and good, but a quick perusal of the YouTube channel for Ploss's show indicates she has been real clear on her racism and hatred for quite some time now. Many of her videos feature her harassing people in a racist and hateful way. Another recent video of Ploss shows her screaming about Black Lives Matter being a terrorist organization.
View this post on InstagramYou guys didn't think our good friend Dianna Ploss was done did you? (See two previous posts to catch up on who she is, this video is from June) - Dianna along with many other MAGA supporters are seen harassing people protesting in support of #blacklivesmatter . She calls caucasians who are in support of the movement cr**kers along with many other things questioning if they have white guilt. (🎥: @ shimmymakeishhappen//IG) . . . #karen #karenmemes #memes #tiktok #like #beyonce #publicfreakout #funnyvideos #funny #funnymemes #memes #comedy #meme #tiktok #kyliejenner #lol #lb #fb #follow #viral #lgbt #like #explorepage #instagram #love #humor #video #jokes #laugh
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There's nothing like someone with a strong Massachusetts accent screaming a bunch of racist bullshit, I tell you.
The official Twitter profile for Ploss's show also indicates that her predilections have been clear for a long while. Also that she promoted a lot of QAnonsense, because of course she did. It's clear WSMN was fine promoting her intolerance, racism and hatred right up until there was an embarrassing viral incident, and that's pretty unfortunate.
Who knows what her next steps will be, but going by this, she may have a fruitful career ahead of her as a right-wing grifter.
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No one throws people under the bus quite like Trump does.
Donald Trump wanted to build a big, beautiful WALL, to serve as a lasting monument to his presidency. Now he'll have to settle for the gravestones of 130,000 Americans (and counting). When Democrats took the House in 2018, Speaker Nancy Pelosi made clear she wasn't spending a dime on Trump's silly WALL. He tried to force her hand by shutting down the government, but she used her other hand to slap him upside the head. The government was eventually reopened and Trump had no WALL.
Some of Trump's particularly moronic supporters wanted to help build WALL for Trump. An Air Force veteran named Brian Kolfage founded We Build The Wall, Inc. with political hacks such as Kansas Senate candidate and known winner Kris Kobach, sadistic Blackwater founder Erik Prince, malignant growth Steve Bannon, and "Sheriff" David Clarke. The organization collected millions from gullible xenophobes and set up half-assed
monorails WALLs in South Texas.
North Dakota contractor Tommy Fisher put up three miles of steel fencing on private land at the edge of the Rio Grande. According to ProPublica and the Texas Tribune, the slapdash effort is already showing signs of erosion and is about to collapse, just like the economy under Trump's watch.
The president socially distanced himself Sunday from this disaster.
Private enterprise sucks, says Big Time Billionaire (?) Businessman.
Wonkette's Resident Latinx Explains #BoycottGoya & #Goyaway
In 1936, Don Prudencio Unanue and his wife Carolina, Spanish immigrants to Puerto Rico started Goya foods. From their small store front in Manhattan, they grew to one of the largest producers of Hispanic food products and "ranked #2 as a leading U.S. food brand for its social influence and community support, according to TotalSocial rankings" as stated on their
website. For me, their products were ubiquitous part of a Puerto Rican kitchen as their seasoning were used by my great grandmother, grandmother, my mother and me. Much like the company ran by Don Prudencio's grandson, the use of their products was handed down from generation to generation.
All that changed on Thursday, when Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue decided to sacrifice all that goodwill and customer loyalty from the Hispanic community at the altar of Trump's frail ego & narcissism.
Goya Foods CEO: We're all "truly blessed" to have a leader like President Trump" youtu.be
UNANUE: We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder. And that's what my grandfather did. He came to this country to build, to grow, to prosper. And so we have an incredible builder. And we pray — we pray for our leadership, our president and we pray for our country — that we will continue to prosper and to grow.
Trump then added this bit of lie since he had just received praise from his Hispanic Prosperity
asskissers guest speakers:
TRUMP: I will stand arm-in-arm with the Hispanic community to ensure that every child in America can grow up in safety, security, dignity, and in peace.
These words from Trumpito ring hollow as he has caged Hispanic children, demonized Mexicans, villainized immigrants from El Salvador & other Latin American countries, rescinded & is currently legally fighting to get rid of DACA and responded to the deaths of Puerto Ricans (who have the dual pleasure of being Latinx and U.S citizens) from Hurricane Maria with paper towel tossing indifference.
One Weird Trick: Just don't print their green cards!
Fifty thousand documented immigrants and 125,000 immigrants who are working legally in the United States are in danger of going to prison.
Not because they did anything wrong, mind you, but because the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can't print out the green cards and other necessary work documents that they are required to have on them at all times, as per the Immigration and Nationality Act. Why? Because the Trump administration won't let them.
Up until mid-June, the USCIS outsourced printing of these documents to a private company, but due to budget constraints, that contract ended and they were supposed to start printing them "in house." It did not work out so well.
In order to print these documents themselves, the USCIS needs to hire people — but, due to financial constraints, there is currently a hiring freeze at the agency. One of the printing facilities in Kentucky has been shut down for three weeks, and the other, in Missouri, is "operating at reduced capacity" — not because of coronavirus, but because they actually cannot pay workers to do the printing. This means that immigrants, despite having done everything "the right way," as anti-immigration folks love to say, can't get the documents they need to apply for jobs or show to police demanding to see their papers.
And it's about to get even worse.