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... and the conservative crowd laughed.



Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) joked at a conservative Christian event on Friday that he prays President Barack Obama’s days will be “few.”

The first-term senator began his opening statement at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority conference by telling attendees to pray for Obama. With a smirk, Perdue said, “We should pray like Psalms 109:8 says. It says: ‘Let his days be few and let another have his office.’”

The large crowd laughed.

Perdue did not continue reciting the words, but Psalm 109 is a death wish for one of David’s enemies.


It goes on: “Let his children be fatherless; and his wife a widow. Let his children wander about and beg; and let them seek sustenance far from their ruined homes. Let the creditor seize all that he has; and let strangers plunder the product of his labor. Let there be none to extend lovingkindness to him; nor any to be gracious to his fatherless children. Let his posterity be cut off; in a following generation let their name be blotted out.”

Caroline Vanvick, a spokeswoman for Perdue, issued the following response:

"Senator Perdue said we are called to pray for our country, for our leaders, and for our president. He in no way wishes harm towards our president and everyone in the room understood that. However, we should add the media to our prayer list because they are pushing a narrative to create controversy and that is exactly what the American people are tired of."

The Christian Science Monitor noted that conservatives have used this verse in the past to talk about the end of Obama’s days in office.

By Amber Ferguson, The Huffington Post. 06/10/2016 01:37 pm ET.

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Bestiality is legal in Canada as long as no penetration is involved, according to a shocking Supreme Court of Canada ruling Thursday.

While bestiality is a criminal offense in Canada, the top court ruled the legal definition is much more limited than how it has been interpreted for decades. It all goes back to the 1800s Church of England trying to ban any sex acts that were seen as unnatural.
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The historic opportunity of the 2016 election is one which Bernie Sanders likely will not have the courage to embrace: The burning to ashes of the corporatist Clintonite neoliberal wing of the Democratic Party.

The scenario ideally plays out with Sanders contesting the nomination all the way to the convention and then running as a third party candidate, say on the Green Party ticket, siphoning away the base that Clinton needs to win. This will hand the election to Donald Trump, and force the Democratic establishment to realize it’s doomed unless it pivots sharply to the left.

The Clintons will disappear into the toilet where they’ve always deserved to be flushed. We can then look forward to 2020 after four years of Trump and—what? Who knows. He’s truly a wild card.

I went for Sanders in the primaries, even gave several hundred dollars to his campaign. But there’s no way I’ll pull the lever for Clinton, because I know what a Clinton presidency bodes. More of the same neoliberal plundering with a friendly Democratic smile to quiet the left.

It happened under Obama: the warfare state and Wall Street reigning supreme while we all sing kumbaya because a black man has stamped his imprimatur on an intolerable status quo. It will happen again under Hillary.

What’s needed now in American politics is consternation, confusion, dissension, disorder, chaos — and crisis, with possible resolution — and a Trump presidency is the best chance for this true progress. This is a politics of arson. I’d rather see the empire burn to the ground under Trump, opening up at least the possibility of radical change, than cruise on autopilot under Clinton.

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BY PATRICIA MAZZEI AND AMY SHERMAN

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Miami state Sen. Gwen Margolis apparently disparaged three of her opponents as “Haitians” and dismissed two others as “some teacher and some lawyer” at a local Democratic meeting Monday night, according to the only one of her rivals who was present.

“It’s reprehensible that three Haitians, some teacher and some lawyer think that they have the right to run against me,” Margolis said, according to teacher Don Festge.

“I’ve been in office for over 40 years,” Margolis continued, according to Festge. “What does some teacher know about Tallahassee and how to run the Senate?”

Margolis went on to refer to her Haitian-American competitors — businessman Anis Blémur, former state Rep. Phillip Brutus and state Rep. Daphne Campbell — as “Haitians” four more times, Festge said. He added that Margolis later concluded: “I have unlimited funds, and I’m going to spend every penny, and I’m not going to lose to those three Haitians or some teacher or lawyer.”

The lawyer in question is Jason Pizzo. All the candidates running in the Aug. 30 primary are Democrats. About 33 percent of the district’s voters are black.

Festge — who, like Margolis and Pizzo, is white — recounted the scene to the Miami Herald on Tuesday.

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It's a cabin designed to spark a change. But so far, it's only sparked controversy.

Sedalia retired psychologist Dr. Marge Harlan built the replica slave cabin in a historically black part of town.

"I think we need something to get us off being stuck," said Harlan. "I think we're stuck."


Harlan describes Sedalia as a longtime segregated community where blacks and whites don't talk to each other. Her solution was to invest $25,000 of her own money to build the replica slave cabin.

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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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Perhaps you swooned over Justin Trudeau when he kindled a bromance with President Obama. Or when he gave a confident, if not entirely accurate, off-the-cuff explanation to describe a quantum computer. Or when he displayed his impressive yoga prowess while perched on a conference table, and his hair remained perfect.

But Trudeau’s rough handling of other lawmakers at the House of Commons on Wednesday isn’t apt to send many hearts a-flutter.

In the midst of a ruckus on the parliament floor in Ottawa, Canadian legislator Ruth Ellen Brosseau said Trudeau elbowed her in the ribs, causing her to exit the room.

“It was very overwhelming,” she told the Associated Press. “I missed the vote because of this.”


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Video at the source. I think Trudeau was trying to come across as no-nonsense and take control of the situation but he just came across as a bullying ass.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., called on an audience of business and political elites earlier this week to respond to populist anger by lobbying harder for a deficit-reduction package that would reduce corporate tax rates and cut public retirement programs such as Social Security.

Although a dominant populist sentiment is that the system is already rigged in favor of the rich, Warner suggested that the “business community” needs to get more involved in politics or face unpleasant repercussions.

“If you don’t think the frustration of Americans with our overall system, — not just our political system, but our business system, our tax code — is at the boiling point, then Katy bar the door!,” he said. “The walls that are gonna have to be built, may not be at borders, they may be around neighborhoods the way they are in many Third World countries around the world,” Warner warned.



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That's the Dem Party some people are so ride or die for... often just as fucked up as the Republicans but with much better P.R.
... because she supports Bernie Sanders.



WASHINGTON — When 25-year-old Cassandra McWade got in a car accident on a highway in Asheville, North Carolina, on Monday, Ken Shupe drove his tow truck to the scene. But when he saw that McWade, who has disabilities, had Bernie Sanders signs on her Toyota Camry, he decided he wouldn’t help.

“He said, ‘I can’t tow you ... you’re a Bernie supporter
,’” McWade recalled. “I was like, ‘Wait, are you serious? You’re kidding me.’”

Ken Shupe, a 51-year-old from Travelers Rest, South Carolina, was very serious. “I’m a conservative Christian, I’ve just drawn a line in the sand,” he said. “I’m not going to associate or conduct business with them.” (The incident was first reported by FOX Carolina 21.)

McWade was heading home to Travelers Rest on I-26 when a tractor trailer hit the front of her car, she said. Afterward, her car wouldn’t start, and a first responder moved it to the side of the interstate. The driver’s door was approximately two feet from the highway line, she recalled.

McWade said she collects disability payments and has psoriatic arthritis, impaired mobility, early stage Crohn’s disease, severe fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. (She sent HuffPost a picture of the disability tag, as well as a photo of her many medications.)

“I was in a little bit of a shock, and definitely a little scared,” she said.

Shupe showed up, saw the Sanders signs, and drove back to South Carolina without sticking around. McWade was “sitting there in a very safe area ... with her air conditioning on and her car locked, she was perfectly fine,” he said. He didn’t know she had disabilities, he said, but noted, “there’s a huge difference between being disabled and drawing disability.”

He said if he had known about her disabilities, he still would not have towed her car, but he would have waited with her for another service to arrive.

McWade said her handicap placard was clearly hanging from her rearview mirror, and she spent another two hours on the side of the road before help arrived
. She said she is unable to walk to the nearest exit or lift her own hood because of back issues. “I was dependent on anybody who was willing to help me, completely dependent,” she said.

She said she has volunteered for the Sanders campaign, and supports the Democratic presidential contender because he’s “not in it for the money, that is probably my favorite thing,” she said.

McWade’s mother, with whom she lives, was very unhappy with the situation, and posted a complaint on Facebook. “I’m guessing he’s a Trump supporter,” she wrote.

Shupe said he initially supported Republican presidential contenders Ben Carson and Mike Huckabee. But now that Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Shupe is going to support him “110 percent,” he said.

“If you would come to South Carolina and go to Waffle House with me, you would see very quickly I’m the farthest thing from a bigot or a racist,” he said earlier in the interview.


Shupe’s longtime friend, Steve Johnson, 44, added that Shupe will bend over backward to help people and has “thousands and thousands of friends.” If Shupe knew McWade was disabled, he would not have left her alone on the side of the road, Johnson said.

“When he wakes up in the morning, he’s the same person every day, and that faith, and his political views have been the same since he was a teenager,” he said.

Shupe said he’s never done something like this before. But if someone had stickers supporting Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton on their car, he probably wouldn’t tow them either. “I have the same principles there,” he said.

After the incident hit local news, Shupe said he received a lot of restricted calls from Sanders fans. “It’s all good, you know, that’s why Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors of ice cream,” he said. “People have different tastes.”

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Trump will deliver the first in a series of policy addresses this week [Note: Actually he just did; this article is a few days old.], and some fans are hopeful that Trump can clear up his conflicting messages. Most of his policies range from illogical to illegal. To celebrate this speech, here are 10 of the most astounding.Read more...Collapse )

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How anyone could possibly think that the US and the rest of the world would not be in mortal danger with this ass clown in the White House is totally beyond me. But I'm just a deluded Hillary supporter, so wtf do I know?

EDITED TO ADD: For those who have replied by implying that anything Hillary has ever said or done somehow negates Trump's total and utter stupidity and poor judgment about foreign policy (and just about everything else that pertains to being potus, but that's a whole separate subject), I suggest that you consult this link.

Even if we all agreed (as some of you seem to do) that Hillary is Satan, the Antichrist, and Attila the Hun all rolled up into one, that would not make TRUMP one bit less dangerous or scary.
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