ONTD Political

As some of you have noticed, Hillary/Bernie posts are being rejected at this time. After the utter shitstorm from the other day, quite honestly the mods need a break from the constant war between Bernie and Hillary supporters. Even posts unrelated to the candidates are devolving into stupid arguments because someone brings up Hillary or Bernie (or their supporters), and it turns into a wankfest.

So, the following will happen:

+ Moratorium for one week on all Hillary/Bernie posts (barring huge news like if Hillary is indicted or if Bernie drops out, neither of which I foresee happening during this moratorium). If one slips through the cracks, it will be deleted.

+ After the moratorium is lifted, only real news re: the candidates will be accepted. We've had far too many opinion pieces posted, even after the last mod post, because we've tried hard to not censor people. Unfortunately, most of these opinion pieces are written with deliberate bias and, in some cases, inflammatory wording. We've had far too many of those, and at this point, I don't think anyone in the community is going to change their minds about who they support/whether or not they will vote Democrat in the fall.

+ Any post submitted with an OP note written to start wank or to tie in with Hillary/Bernie or their supporters will be rejected as well.

+ Also, we've seen far too many comments picking fights for no reason, bringing up past posts/comments to continue wank in other posts, and in general being passive aggressive towards certain users/groups in the community. Cut it out, because you're part of the problem. There is a rule against trolling in the community, and this type of shit-stirring behavior may read to a mod as trolling, so we recommend against it.


It's important to note that we don't like censorship, but for the health of the community the mods have agreed to put these things forth. I hope that when the moratorium on posts about the candidates is lifted, we all will have calmed down enough to be able to once again have reasonable discussions.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to message me directly.


Finally, apologies for no shenanigans this week. I'll try to make a fun post sometime this week that will hopefully be a bit of a palate cleanser, which can also serve as shenanigans.


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"We're gonna solve your water problem. You have a water problem that's so insane, it is so ridiculous, where they're taking the water and shoving it out to sea. And I just met with a lot of the farmers who are great people, and they don't understand it. Nobody understands it. And I have friends in California, who say we have farms up here, and they don't get any water. I say 'oh that's too bad, is that the drought?' they say 'no, we have plenty of water.'"

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Do you ~believe~ there is a drought in California, ONTD_P?
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Source: Huffingtonpost


I am...well. Without words. And just so fucking sick of this kind of shite, and men in general. Sorry, men of ONTD_P - I'm just not fucking down with any of you today.
On Tuesday morning, a top aide to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) informed Rep. Chris Pearson (P-Burlington) that the presidential candidate planned to endorse him in his campaign for the Vermont Senate.

"I really had no idea what to expect," Pearson said.

Within hours, Sanders had emailed his massive list of donors asking for donations to Pearson's campaign and those of seven other state legislative candidates — from South Carolina to South Dakota. That night, as Pearson was walking to dinner, he logged in to his online fundraising platform and found that the appeal had already generated $30,000 in donations.

"I just about fell over," he said. "I was totally stunned."

By Friday afternoon, that number had doubled: According to Pearson, 12,185 Sanders supporters had donated $60,500 to his campaign. That's far more than candidates typically spend to compete in the six-member Chittenden County Senate district — and more than the roughly $40,000 Pearson had hoped to raise.

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Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert is no stranger to making outlandish and unverifiable claims about LGBT people.

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Source: The Advocate.

It's the Matt Damon reference that really brings his argument home.... Fucking goober. We don't have a 'same-sex marriage' tag? And I'm sad there's no 'Matt Damon' tag, heh. Any suggestions welcome.


Ryan Bundy, son of Cliven Bundy and former armed militia cosplayer, is not having a very nice time in jail. According to a status report filed earlier this week, not only is he not allowed to hang out with his (also imprisoned) brother Ammon — the guards won’t even let him have his guns.

In the documents, Bundy claims that his inability to speak to his brother violates his freedom of assembly, while both allege that “despite being presumed innocent, [the Bundy brothers] are treated as harshly and the same as convicted felons with whom they are commingled and housed.”

The injustices don’t stop there, folks. From Ryan Bundy’s report (emphasis added):

"My rights are being violated. My right to life is being violated. All of my First Amendment rights are being violated. My right to freedom of religion is being violated. I cannot participate in religious activities and temple covenants, and wear religious garments. I could wear them at Henderson, but MCDC is depriving me of the right to wear them. My right to freedom of speech is being hampered by monitoring and recording. My right to freedom of assembly is being violated; I am not allowed to see my brother and move about.

Yesterday, I attempted to discuss these issues with the U.S. Marshals, and they said that these were simply the jail rules. I asked them specifically about if there was any reason for the ‘keep separate’ orders. In Henderson, my brothers and father were housed together. Up here, they make efforts to keep us separate. This violates my right to freedom of assembly. My Second Amendment rights are being violated. I never waived that right."


As if keeping firearms out of the hands of prisoners wasn’t bad enough. Apparently, Ryan and Ammon Bundy are also being denied access to Facebook, which they assert they need “given that this is a media case.” But according to the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office, “MCSO has no wi-fi within the jail facility and no ability to provide a hard internet connection.”

And here I thought this was America.

You can read the Bundys’ report in full here.

By Ashley Feinberg. 5/27/2016, 10:13am.

Also: Shocker: Bundy Bros Discover That Jail Inmates Have Fewer Freedoms

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Divorce can be a complicated business, and every family's needs are different. In some cases, that means paying alimony in the form of €300 worth of pizza.

A court in Padua has ruled in favour of a divorced father who pays alimony to his ex-wife in the form of pizza, Il Gazzettino reported.

He was ordered to pay €300 in child support for the couple's daughter each month as part of the divorce settlement, and the professional pizza chef chose to make the payments in the form of delicious pizza - something his ex-wife was not happy about.

While many people might be delighted at monthly deliveries of €300 worth of pizza, she had clearly had enough and after one margherita too many, she took the 50-year-old man to court, accusing him of non-payment of child support.

But judge Chiara Bitozzi ruled in favour of the father, named only as NT. Since he does not earn enough to make the full payment, Bitozzi said that it was acceptable to continue paying the alimony with his culinary creations instead.

Neither Bitozzi or the man's lawyer, Sonia Della Greca, were not immediately available for comment.


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Riyadh’s air war in Yemen has killed and injured hundreds of civilians. Washington is finally trying to stem the carnage.

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Frustrated by a growing death toll, the White House has quietly placed a hold on the transfer of cluster bombs to Saudi Arabia as the Sunni ally continues its bloody war on Shiite rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials tell Foreign Policy. It’s the first concrete step the United States has taken to demonstrate its unease with the Saudi bombing campaign that human rights activists say has killed and injured hundreds of Yemeni civilians, many of them children.


The move follows rising criticism by U.S. lawmakers of America’s support for the oil-rich monarchy in the year-long conflict. Washington has sold weapons and provided training, targeting information, and aerial refueling support to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. It has also sold Riyadh millions of dollars’ worth of cluster bombs in recent years.


Asked about the hold on the shipments, a senior U.S. official cited reports that the Saudi-led coalition used cluster bombs “in areas in which civilians are alleged to have been present or in the vicinity.”


“We take such concerns seriously and are seeking additional information,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.


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The Green Party candidate rails against corporations and Wall Street. She has a habit of getting arrested—three times in the last election alone. She also happens to be the plan B for a few progressive voters. But who is Dr. Stein, really?

Four years ago, when Jill Stein was the Green Party’s candidate for president, she wasn’t onstage trading barbs with President Obama and Mitt Romney during the second debate at Long Island’s Hofstra University. She was outside, in the street, with an American flag draped over her lap. And then, shortly after, she was getting arrested for refusing to move.

Barred from the debates (candidates have to meet a floor of 15 percent in the polls to be invited), she garnered just 469,501 votes, or less than half a percent of the total cast. That, evidently, was enough to convince her that she should run again. Last June, Stein, a medical doctor turned environmental activist, announced that she was indeed throwing her hat into the shitshow that would become the 2016 race—just days after Donald Trump’s own rambling speech announcing his run for the White House.
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