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‘I literally almost vomited’: Bistro closing down after Jew-bashing owner disgusts community with pro-Hitler rant

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A cafe owner’s business is struggling after a virulently anti-Semitic post appeared on his Facebook wall, reports KRQE.

“Why is it so often that a Jew is behind the suffering of others?” the post reads.

Initially, the New Mexico business owner claimed his social media account was hacked. But he came clean on Monday.

“Yes, I did write it,” Palombo told a Santa Fe New Mexico paper Monday in a telephone interview. “That was in a moment of anger.”

“Palombo abandoned his claim that unknown enemies had hacked his account and framed him,” writes Milan Simonich.

“There was no conspiracy, only a 51-year-old businessman with a warped view of history and the recklessness to share it with the world,” he continues.

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Members of the community were appalled by the post.

“I literally almost vomited and puked. I got sick to my stomach,” Saul Hoffman told KRQE. “One of the sentences in the post that he posted was that it was my grandparents’ fault that they were slaughtered and that there should be no sorrow or remorse for them.”

“I’m pretty troubled by the fact that someone would actually put such thoughts on social media,” a woman told the station.

The owner of the vegan cafe says he was a part of the Occupy movement. He at first insisted that whoever hacked him must have done their research, because the post also blamed Jews for the Wall Street greed that spawned Occupy.

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Palombo apologized and announced the cafe was shutting down.

“My deepest apology for the hateful post that has been shared to hundreds maybe thousands, the news radio and many social media platforms,” he wrote.

“It is not who I am or who we are or who we’ve been at V Roast Bistro. This has been one of the most painful and embarrassing moments of my life.”

“The result of course is ASAP my resigning from my service to the community and the closing of V Roast Bistro. It has been a true pleasure to serve great food and coffee this past 5 years. Again my deepest apologies and hope someday that i’m forgiven and most of all I forgive myself,” he continued.

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“God bless us all as we face trying times politically and racially and that we don’t become more divided than we already are.-Michael CEO and owner (sic)”

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Why do conservatives hate Oberlin College so much?

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When I was an undergraduate at Oberlin in the mid-Aughts, there was a student in my class year who was obsessed with 19th-century British Royal Naval culture. Every Friday evening, he would host a sing-along in a dorm lounge, for which he would bring xeroxes of historical sea shanty lyrics and pass them around so that we could sing along, waving our glasses of “grog.” This was a semi-established event — he had distributed flyers around campus advertising the weekly British Royal Naval sea-shanty singalong and grog-drinking event, which would extend late into the night. Though he was not a resident of the dorm where it took place, he was welcomed into the lounge by its members, and became a fixture of sorts.Like many well-endowed liberal arts schools in rural areas, Oberlin College functions as a sort of de facto social welfare state, and is designed to encourage and cultivate one’s passions, even if they are not strictly academic. Thus, after writing up a proposal for the student-run activities board, the same student, the British Royal Navy culture guy, was able to plan, organize and execute a ticketed Royal Naval Ball, held in the atrium of the science center. The event featured 20 dishes of authentic British era-appropriate cuisine, cooked by student chefs, several courses of wine and port, and a violinist present to play period-specific music. The whole affair culminated with a traditional, British partner line dance — its sole inauthenticity the fact that we didn’t pay attention to our dance partners’ genders the way the Brits would have.
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Here are 5 reasons why 2020’s down-ballot races could reshape America’s future

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The political press always tends to focus mostly on the marquee race for the White House but that's especially true this cycle, as Donald Trump runs for a second term. He demands attention and his antics enrage his opponents and delight his supporters in equal measure.

But national reporters risk missing the big picture by centering so much of their reporting at the top when many of the most important political battles in 2020 will take place further down the ballot.

Trump is catnip for reporters and their editors, but the dearth of coverage of downballot races didn't begin with his election. As the news media in general faces structural changes—with print circulation declining and much of their work moving into digital spaces that are more difficult to monetize--publishers have cut back on reporters assigned to the state and local government beat. Nevertheless, Trump has arguably worsened the trend by getting so much airtime— one estimate suggested that over the past four years, Trump has taken up, on average, 15 percent of the entire daily news cycle on the three leading cable networks, nearly three times what Obama did.

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WATCH: Katie Porter explains to constituents why her conscience demands support for Trump impeachment inquiry

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Congresswoman Katie Porter, in a video posted on social media Monday night, shared with residents of her purple California district why she is joining dozens of other Democrats who support launching an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

"I didn't come to Congress to impeach the president," said the first-term representative. "But when faced with a crisis of this magnitude, I cannot with a clean conscience ignore my duty to defend the Constitution. I can't claim to be committed to rooting out corruption and putting people over politics and then not apply those same principles and standards in all of the work I do."

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