The Stream -> Trump Fans as Klingons? Here are Suggestions for the Other Groups on Star Trek

The Stream -> Trump Fans as Klingons? Here are Suggestions for the Other Groups on Star Trek

September 14, 2017
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Trump Fans as Klingons? Here are Suggestions for the Other Groups on Star Trek
John Zmirak
September 10, 2017

Breitbart reports: “Producers of the new, Internet-only Star Trek series say their new Klingon warriors are allegories for racist Trump supporters.”

As a Netflix-binge viewer of every live action Star Trek project so far, I hope that the producers treat the Klingons/Deplorables fairly. But if we’re going to be describing Trump’s core voters in terms taken from Star Trek, let’s lay out the other major races in the Star Trek universe. Of what political groups do they remind us?


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Explosive Video: President Trump’s Spiritual Adviser Paula White Answers Religion Reporters
Josh Shepherd
September 12, 2017

As the nation watched Hurricane Irma hurtling towards Florida Saturday, another dramatic clash played out at a meeting of the Religion News Association. Paula White, longtime spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump, took questions from reporters in a live panel discussion.

Reporters from the Washington PostThink Progress, and other media outlets asked White repeatedly about her Trump connection. Yet answers from White, pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Fl., often took them by surprise, helping deflate tensions in the room.

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Rockport: Hunting Harvey and Seeing Jesus
Al Perrotta
September 13, 2017

I hadn’t planned on spending my day in Rockport helping pick up debris (and later, folding t-shirts for other volunteers). Didn’t really know what I was going to do. Survey the area from the safety of my SUV? Write a story? Wander the wrecked streets bemoaning the randomness and awfulness of it all?

My nephew, in the region to investigate the damage Harvey did to boating, had laid out several points on a map along the coast from Corpus Christi to where FEMA was staging its operations. Yet I felt Rockport was where I had to go. Why “had,” I don’t know. Once I hit town I knew I wasn’t going anywhere.

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Damaged Texas Churches Sue FEMA for Cutting Them Out of Hurricane Harvey Aid
Rachel Alexander
September 12, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency gives disaster relief grants to not-for-profits — except for churches and synagogues. It will aid secular nonprofits like museums and zoos. It will aid senior centers and hospitals run by religious organizations, but not “houses of worship.” FEMA asserts that aiding religious congregations would violate the separation of church and state.

No, it wouldn’t, argues the public-interest law firm Becket. 

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