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At a rally Friday night in Dimondale, Mich., [Heedless Jolthead] repeated a version of a plea to black voters that he had offered 24 hours earlier in North Carolina.

"No group in America has been more harmed by Hillary Clinton's policies than African Americans," he said, apparently pointing to individuals in the crowd. "No group. No group. If Hillary Clinton's goal was to inflict pain to the African American community, she could not have done a better job. It is a disgrace."

"Detroit tops the list of most dangerous cities in terms of violent crime, number one," he said from a city 90 minutes away from Detroit with a population that is 93 percent white. "This is the legacy of the Democratic politicians who have run this city. This is the result of the policy agenda embraced by crooked Hillary Clinton."Read more...Collapse )

Source: WaPo

OP: I don't know where to even start in terms of commenting on this mess, so I won't even try. Except to say I wish we had a whitesplaining tag, because yeesh.
Giuliani Wrong About Terror Attacks and Obama
By Jeremy Diamond and Ashley Killough, CNN
Updated 6:14 PM ET, Mon August 15, 2016

Youngstown, Ohio (CNN) Rudy Giuliani, who served as mayor of New York City during 9/11, claimed Monday that there had not been "any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States" in the eight years before President Barack Obama took office.

But the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks took place less than eight years before Obama was sworn into office in January 2009.

"Under those eight years before Obama came along, we didn't have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when (Hillary) Clinton and Obama got into office," Giuliani said Monday in Ohio where [Apricot Hell Beast] delivered a speech on radical Islamic terrorism.

[Droning Death-Token] spokesman Jason Miller said Giuliani was referring to the period of time following the 9/11 terror attacks, and before Obama was sworn into office.

Giuliani had referred to the 1993 and 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York moments before making that remark.

Giuliani's remarks drew swift criticism, including from 9/11 survivor Gabrielle Laine-Peters who took to Twitter to say she was "so angry right now" and sent a picture with an explicit word to describe Giuliani.

Giuliani also offered a heavy dose of criticism of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and called [Lumpish Fly-Bitten Barnacle] "our only hope for change in the way in which we approach radical Islamic terrorism."


OP Note: So do we think Guliani is gunning for a cabinet position? I know he mentioned 9/11 but I mean...this guy is NUTS.
Sure, [Soulless Villain] had a disastrous week on the campaign trail, but at least he may have made history: Longtime political veterans say they cannot recall a candidate who has similarly and needlessly damaged himself quite so badly.

“I have been around politics for 40 years, as a journalist and a participant, and I have never seen anything like this last week,” said David Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s longtime aide and now a CNN commentator.

It’s not just Democrats who are amazed by the collapse. Underscoring the extent to which [Ruinous Butt]’s campaign has bewildered political professionals, Republicans are also shaking their heads at their candidate’s indifference to basic campaign norms ― a strategy that worked in the primaries, but is proving disastrous in the election’s closing months.Read more...Collapse )

Source: HuffPost

The news of You-Know-Who's unraveling is giving me SO much life! It's weird, though--to me, the things everyone is so up in arms about at the moment don't seem all THAT different from the crap he's been pulling right along. It's like all of a sudden the media and the GOP establishment are actually reacting to his behavior as the heinous fuckery it is instead of just shrugging it off. The Republican Party losing its collective shit over its candidate's assholery is the best part, as far as I'm concerned. Absolutely delicious.

Please pass the schadenfreude pie!
Nude photographs published this week are raising fresh questions about the accuracy of a key aspect of Melania Drumpf’s biography: her immigration status when she first came to the United States to work as a model.

The racy photos of the would-be first lady, published in the New York Post on Sunday and Monday, inadvertently highlight inconsistencies in the various accounts she has provided over the years. And, immigration experts say, there’s even a slim chance that any years-old misrepresentations to immigration authorities could pose legal problems for her today.

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One country that officially endorses the Muslim legal system is one of the politician’s favorites—Israel.

In response to the latest terrorist atrocity, Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the House, and quite possibly the next secretary of state, suggested that the U.S. should investigate American Muslims to ascertain their level of commitment to sharia, or Islamic law. (Details about the attacker, and his motives, were still emerging as of Friday morning; police sources have said the attacker was a young French Tunisian, though at press time there was no official confirmation.) “Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich told Fox’s Sean Hannity. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up sharia, glad to have them as citizens. Perfectly happy to have them next door.”

There are a number of problems with the timing and content of Gingrich’s statement. At a moment when the world—and by “world,” I mean all non-Muslims and Muslims who reject the ideology of ISIS and the theology of radical Islamism—should be united in its defense of enlightened civilization,Read more...Collapse )

Donald Trump denied that an image of Hillary Clinton containing a Star of David and the Democratic presidential candidate’s face on a pile of money was anti-Semitic.

The picture, which Trump tweeted Saturday but later deleted, originated on a white supremacist website.

Trump included the hashtag “#AmericaFirst” with the image. The phrase, which he has adopted as a campaign slogan, was first used in the 1940s by those who thought the U.S. shouldn’t go to war against Nazi Germany.

Trump adviser Ed Brookover claimed the image was harmless, telling CNN there’s “nothing to see here.”

“There was never any intention of anti-Semitism,” he said. “Not every six-pointed star is a Star of David.”

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, who now works for CNN, also denied the image was meant to attack Jews. He called the backlash over the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s tweet “political correctness run amok.”

The CEO of the Anti-Defamation League on Sunday criticized Trump’s tweet and his campaign’s denial reaction.

“We’ve been troubled by the anti-Semites and racists during this political season, and we’ve seen a number of so-called Trump supporters peddling some of the worst stereotypes all through this year,”
Jonathan Greenblatt told The Daily Beast. “For those people who say that you can write this off, and that calling it out is simply political correctness, it’s crazy.”

The tweet was sent out the same day that author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel died. During the Holocaust, Nazis forced Jewish people to wear the six-pointed star to identify them as lesser humans.

Trump later praised Wiesel.

“The world is a better place because of him and his belief that good can triumph over evil!” he tweeted on Sunday.

One can only hope that track record continues.

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As if North Carolina’s legislation wasn’t idiotic enough, lawmakers are toying with a provision that would give only a few more trans people access to public restrooms.

North Carolina lawmakers may try to create a new type of government documentation called a “certificate of sex reassignment” to allow a tiny minority of otherwise-banned transgender people to pee in public restrooms. What could possibly go wrong?

Facing backlash over the notorious anti-LGBT law they passed this March, which requires transgender people to use the restroom matches their birth certificate, legislators in the Republican-controlled House are working on a new draft of House Bill 2 (HB 2) in an effort to keep the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte, WBTV reported Tuesday.

But a leak of the draft reveals that they are still dreaming up horrific new ways to restrict public bathroom access.Read more...Collapse )


OP: This is what happens when stupid, ignorant, bigoted, uninformed lawmakers try to make laws about something they have absolutely no knowledge or understanding of. Nagl doesn't even scratch the surface!
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On Thursday, I too participated in an act of national insanity and voted to leave the European Union. This is how the next 24 hours unfolded for me.

I’d checked the polls again in the morning, and Remain was ahead, just as it had been for the majority of the campaign. Sensible people were going to vote in, and I could have my protest vote. For me, the polls reflected reality: I live in London, and I'm in my mid-twenties. I barely knew anyone else who was considering voting to leave.

I wanted to give the establishment a kicking. I was disappointed at the result of the general election last year and wanted something to change. After working for five years in graduate-level jobs, I’m still living in a pretty grim flat share, with more than £20,000 of student debt.

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I feel about 5% sympathetic towards him... the rest I'm just like fuckyouandyoureyebrows.gif
MILPITAS, Calif. - A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman ignited widespread outrage is scheduled to leave jail early.

Online inmate records show 20-year-old Brock Turner is expected to be released from the Santa Clara County jail on Sept. 2. He was booked June 2.

County jail inmates serve 50 percent of their sentences if they keep a clean disciplinary record. Calls to the county Department of Correction weren't immediately returned Thursday.

Brock was convicted of attacking the woman he met at a fraternity party in January 2015 and was sentenced last week to six months in jail and three years' probation.

The sentence triggered criticism that a star athlete from a privileged background had gotten special treatment. Prosecutors had asked for six years in prison.


There is no justice.
“You’re not providing for [your family], I am.”

Video posted on YouTube shows a woman at a Walmart store loudly berating a man who was paying for his groceries with food stamps.

As a child sits in the man’s shopping cart looking on, the woman complains about how she is paying for his food with her tax money.

“You know, I put in 50-60 hour weeks... trying to provide for my family,” the man says, although some of his words are unclear.

“You’re not providing for it, I am,” the woman snaps back. “The government is.”

“You’re not,” the man says.

“They take it out of my check,” the woman says. “Bullshit they don’t.”

The man suggests she complain to her lawmaker or vote Republican.

“Oh, trust me, I am not a bleeding heart fucking liberal,” the woman answers.

The rest of the clip contains a similar back-and-forth, punctuated with expletives. Both appear to be shopping with children.

“Deal with it, bitch,” the man says at one point.

At another point, the woman claims the man must be a supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

“That’s exactly what you vote for, they give it to you so that you vote that way,” the woman says. “I’m not stupid. I have a degree. I’m pretty damn smart.

The footage picks up mid-argument. It’s not clear when or where it was filmed, or even if it was staged, as it was in a viral incident that took place in a Walmart parking lot late last year.

However, this argument has been going viral since being posted on YouTube last week, with more than 130,000 views to date, and there have been a number of reports of other shoppers being confronted in stores over their use of food stamps.

Ironically, the woman in the new video who is complaining about food stamps is shopping at Walmart — a retail chain where wages are so low that many workers qualify for public assistance.

A 2014 report found that Walmart costs U.S. taxpayers $6.2 billion per year in food stamps, Medicaid, subsidized housing and other forms of public assistance for its employees.

Much of that money eventually goes to the company: A 2013 report found nearly $1 out of every $5 in food stamp money is spent at Walmart.

By Ed Mazza, Overnight Editor, Huffington Post. 05/02/2016 11:57 pm ET.

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