Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Deeply and profoundly disappointed, but not surprised. A common death with a common outcome

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Like thousands of people across the country and all over the world, I've been obsessed with the case against Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Mike Brown for the past 108 days. Two weeks from starting college, one block away from his grandmother's apartment, Mike was so close to a better future. Yet, as we now know all too well, he never made it that extra block home.
I'm deeply and profoundly disappointed and honestly lack the words to explain my emotions right now. It's a frustration in which a man doesn't feel much like writing. It's an exhaustion in which one has hoped just one too many times for justice, only for it to escape in the fleeting fashion that is sadly familiar in cases of young black men killed by police officers all over this country.
I had hoped officers would be found guilty when they were found beating Rodney King senseless. It was on video. We all saw it. They were acquitted.
I had hoped officers would be found guilty when they fired 41 shots at an unarmed Amadou Diallo standing in his doorstep. They were acquitted.
I had hoped the officers who fired 50 shots into Sean Bell's car as he left his bachelor party would be found guilty. They were acquitted.
I had hoped the officers who shot and killed football star Kendrec McDade—after they lied about him shooting at them first—would at least go to court, but the grand jury said they were justified.
I had hoped the officers who chased Ramarley Graham into his home and killed him would at least be tried, but they weren't
I had hoped the officers who shot and killed John Crawford in Wal-Mart would be cited somehow, but the grand jury found they were justified.
Now, here we are, with a young man who ran over half a football field away, after a confrontation with Officer Darren Wilson, only to be shot over and over again.
I had hoped Wilson would at least face these charges in an open court of law, but it will not happen.

Mr. King has expressed what the majority of  those who seek justice for each and everyone not just who the ruling entity decides it wants to protect feels, by doing so they are nailing posters to the post and trees "it's open season, kill 'em if you want we got your back".  how many more another day at the office for cops who kill with impunity, the politicians and locals will not stop or change no matter how much talk and baseless pledges are made it's been like this 400 + years in America and they speak of taking back their country, vote each and every time even if it's for a parking meter be heard let them know we are here and change is gonna come, Mr. King and the rest of us keep hope alive, we let it go on life support Nov. 4th and look what happen the more power we give their ranks the more detrimental it is to our well being. recognize

Ted Cruz confronted with reality on Fox News, of all places


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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) (C) departs the Senate floor after a late-night vote rejected budget legislation from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 30, 2013. The U.S. government was on the edg
Sen. Ted Cruz wants Senate Republicans to block almost every one of President Obama's nominations in retaliation for him immigration executive order. He said so in an op-ed in Politico: "If the president announces executive amnesty, the new Senate majority leader who takes over in January should announce that the 114th Congress will not confirm a single nominee—executive or judicial—outside of vital national security positions, so long as the illegal amnesty persists." There's a bit of a problem there, though, as "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace pointed out. Blocking every nomination means keeping Attorney General Eric Holder in place.
"Are you saying that the Senate should refuse to confirm Loretta Lynch, the president's new nominee for attorney general, and thereby leave Eric Holder, who you don't like very much, in that position even longer?" asked Wallace.
Cruz largely avoided Wallace's question, simply saying that Republicans "should use the constitutional checks and balances we have to rein in the executive."
Wallace, however, persisted, and asked the question again. This time, Cruz still did not state directly that the Senate should block Lynch, but implied as much by saying that only positions of "vital national security" should get to the floor for a vote.
"In my view, the majority leader should decline to bring to the floor of the Senate any nomination other than vital national security positions," the senator said. "Now, that is a serious and major step."
this is not the ramblings of a republican wannabe 2016 winner these are the statements and wolf tickets by a grade school playground kid who wants to take his marbles and go home because he can't get his way.  does this really sound like a party or candidate you want in the big chair the playground mentality is as ugly as he wears it for a presumed adult, whats next "I know you are but what am I"?

"go away little boy, let the door hit you where the dog should have bit you", Marlena Shaw

House Republicans' Benghazi report divides Republicans


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U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks to the press following his private meeting with United States U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Jason Ree

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has some harsh words for fellow Republican Hal Rogers, and his committee's report confirming the other five reports on Benghazi completed thus far that the administration hasn't covered up anything about the attack. Graham just won't accept that.
"I think the report is full of crap," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union." The senator insisted that members of the administration altered the Benghazi talking points after the attack.
"I'm saying that anybody who has followed Benghazi at all knows that the CIA deputy director did not come forward to tell Congress what role he played in changing the talking points," he said. "And the only way we knew he was involved is when he told a representative at the White House, I'm going to do a hard review of this, a hard rewrite."

are they really angry that all the taxpayer money they wasted all the homespun scandal  accusations didn't stand not while they were telling them and sticking to them after they had be rebuked each time they "INVESTIGATED", it's hard to impossible to find evidence of a crime that the accuser fabricates now their own are saying "THE END" they are acting like as many more curtain calls as they need to get it in the mind of their voters 2016, their record insane moves 56 ObamaCares repeal attempts and tens of millions of your hard earned tax money, don't think those founding guys meant to be fiscally irresponsible with the purse strings and your authority.

why didn't they call the previous "INVESTIGATION" full of crap because those were actually full of elephant dung, and anybody that followed Benghazi heard nothing but those creations of republicans that were proven lies and now confirmed by their own the previous ones were by their own Grand Inquisitor Issa what does he have a thing for Issa and doesn't want to call him full of crap.

they have cost us upwards of 14 million and 8 devoid of evidence investigations, don't mention the 56 ObamaCares repeal attempts, no wonder there is a deficit those who are the keepers of the purse strings are spending like its not their money while blaming Pres.

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/05/02/pay-back-house-republicans-owe-taxpayers-14-million-benghazi-investigations.html

Utah police shootings outnumber homicides from gang violence, drug deals and child abuse


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A police officer holds his riot gun while demonstrators protest the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri August 13, 2014. Police in Ferguson fired several rounds of tear gas to disperse protesters late on Wednesday, on the fourth

and we thought Ferguson was the pits, well it still is but this unsanctionable.

The Salt Lake Tribune is out with some stunning facts about police shootings in Utah. In the last five years, more people have been killed by police than homicides from gang violence, drug deals and child abuse:
A Salt Lake Tribune review of nearly 300 homicides, using media reports, state crime statistics, medical-examiner records and court records, shows that use of force by police is the second-most common circumstance under which Utahns kill each other, surpassed only by intimate partner violence.
Wow. And all but one have been deemed "justified."
"Police are trained and expected to react to deadly threats. As many deadly threats emerge is the exact amount of times police will respond," wrote Ian Adams, a West Jordan police officer and spokesman for the Utah Fraternal Order of Police. "The onus is on the person being arrested to stop trying to assault and kill police officers and the innocent public. … Why do some in society continue to insist the problem lies with police officers?"
look as like the law is protecting the faux law and not those of us they took an oath to protect there should be independent citizens suing those departments that fire more bullets at people than they do ta4rgets that's backwards so is the killing of unarmed non combative no matter what race they are, seems some police have changed the rules and forgot the tell us.

this Ferguson farce was a 3 month in the making racial covering of murder by the cops peers 3 months and only 25 hours of actual time and as publicized as this was no sequestration?  the DA was serving as a defense lawyer for the defendant and not pursuing justice by helping direct assigned blame to a deceased Michael Brown.  it was obvious that they were discounting witness testimony and favoring the police version.  I think the in car instance was the cop grabbing Michael and pulling him in to the window while drawing his gun to either intimidate or shoot him.

they sent a message that if you are in a White structured city especially in the south you can be killed and your killer gets a paid vacation, that is incentive to continue their murderous deeds.  as the article reads that mindset is a national shame and danger to those of color.  PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE NOT MENACES TO SOCIETY,  SOCIETY IS A MENACE TO PEOPLE OF COLOR.

299 justified out of 300 is not a reality it's a contrived statistic not meant for consumer consumption.



Oil company to file $1.2 billion lawsuit against county with 57k people–for banning fracking


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/24/1347097/-Oil-company-to-file-1-2-billion-lawsuit-against-county-with-57k-people-for-banning-fracking?detail=email

Al Capone mugshot

I've written before about oil interests threatening lawsuits against municipalities trying to ban fracking. Frequently the threat of financial violence (and a boatload of money in campaigning) is enough to dissuade people from voting to ban. Well, San Benito County, in California, voted on Measure J, to ban fracking from their county a couple of weeks ago. Yeehaw! Democracy!
Hold the phone.
Citadel Exploration has filed a $1.2 billion claim against the county.
The claim is a precursor to a much broader lawsuit expected to be filed by Citadel Exploration. The company is hoping to extract millions of barrels of oil from south San Benito County fields, just west of Bitterwater, Calif., with their plan called Project Indian
$1.2 billion dollars is a lot of money for a municipality of 57,600 people. Where does the big money number come from?

Citadel owners claim they could have extracted 20-40 million barrels of oil over the life of the project, a value they believe equals $1.2 billion. "$1.2 billion. That's like asking for the moon. The county will file for bankruptcy and reorganize. He’s not going to get anything,” San Benito County Supervisor Jerry Muenzer said.
Needless to say, San Benito does not have that kind of scratch. They would have to declare bankruptcy. After San Benito officials go through the workings of their county's legal process, including a hearing on whether or not to grant an exception to Citadel, the board of supervisors will reject the claim. At that point, Citadel will file a lawsuit.
Their argument is that Measure J constitutes something called "regulatory taking." In layman's terms: you cannot restrict private property's uses when there's money to be made.
the entire country is broken how can a big money oil company sue a country to let them put their lies at risk, while the republican counterparts try to remove health care that would be needed from the poisoning of the water and grounds with majority in both houses look for deregulated legislation to do just that 57,600 American lives are worth less than the potential projection of making 1.2 billion.

will republicans stand over those graves and chant in unison "drill baby drill"?  it's criminal and has the potential of getting the right oil sympathetic judge to rule in their favor, just like in Al Capone's day.

Watch what happened on Twitter when the Darren Wilson grand jury decision was announced

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Geotagged tweets on a map
this is what I meant about taking the country back it's still the hotbed of racism and bigotry it has always been so you can't take back what was not yours or that you never relinquished.  to bad we won't know what the tweeting was all about as far as those sad that our country is still as it was and those who cheered that it is.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Giuliani: ‘White police officers wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other.’

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/11/23/giuliani-white-police-officers-wouldnt-be-there-if-you-werent-killing-each-other/


Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani debated Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson on Meet The Press. Chaos ensued. (NBC News)

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani faced immediate Web backlash Sunday morning after he asked why people protest the killing of unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teenager Michael Brown but not black-on-black crime.
“Ninety-three percent of blacks are killed by other blacks,” Giuliani said, triggering a heated argument on NBC's "Meet the Press." “I would like to see the attention paid to that that you are paying to this.”
Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson, a frequent MSNBC pundit, said Giuliani was applying a "false equivalency" to the situation in Ferguson, where a grand jury will soon decide whether to charge Officer Darren Wilson in Brown's shooting death.

the voice of right wing ignorance and the audacity of arrogantly thinking they know best the African American condition, statistics are disproportionately put out their like all the other statistics that favor right wing discrimination, they push Black crime more the authority's arrest more the penal system convicts more Blacks so yeah "THEIR" stats will show disparagement.  if they were honest and actually arrested or convicted those White s that commit as many if not more do more drugs vehicle offenses then those stats might read a lot more different.
First, Giuliani's comment that "Ninety-three percent of blacks are killed by other blacks."
It is an indisputable fact.
Some 93 percent of black victims were murdered by someone of the same race, according to data from the Justice Department that examined crime statistics between 1980 and 2008.
What Giuliani didn't say is that most crime is intra-racial. That is, white people are more likely to kill white people, and black people are more likely to kill black people. The same data shows that nearly 84 percent of whites were also killed by other whites.
 http://news.yahoo.com/giulianis-black-black-crime-comments-got-wrong-195634683.html;_ylt=A0LEVzcMqXNUb4YARiNXNyoA

White people some White people don't want to admit the criminal element they rant against is just as prevalent on their side of the street. since media and politicians have forever demonized Blacks and created the bogeyman response like the Panthers who were not who they perpetrated them to be, or like the FBI did with Dr. King so it's easy to convince just by word of mouth that Blacks are dangerous and a menace to society, news flash BLACK PEOPLE ARE NOT A MENACE TO SOCIETY, SOCIETY IS A MENACE TO BLACK PEOPLE. recognize
the mayor was pulling their interpretation of the race card his words were racist and reflects the right wing sentiment, how do we solve this problem when those they herald as leaders promote it?

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n. noun
  1. A person who carries or proclaims important news; a messenger.
  2. One that gives a sign or indication of something to come; a harbinger.

Media Lessons From The Benghazi Charade For Fox News, It's Six Strikes And You're Out


http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/11/24/media-lessons-from-the-benghazi-charade/201687

The calling cards of anger and denial have been on display since Friday afternoon when the House Intelligence Committee, led by Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, released the findings of its two-year investigation into the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. Becoming the sixth government inquiry to come to a similar conclusion, the report found nothing to support the allegations behind Fox News' ongoing Benghazi witch-hunt. And that's where the anger and denial came in.
Appearing on CNN, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who has staked his professional reputation on the endless claim of an elaborate White House cover-up, flashed irritation when he denounced the House report as being "full of crap."
Meanwhile, Fox News contributor Stephen Hayes did his best to deflate the supposedly "deeply flawed" Republican report:
For Benghazi conspiracy disciples, unanswered questions always remain as long as devotees say so, and as long as the answers provided by government (and Republican-led investigations) don't match up their conspiracy narrative. But apparently if the seventh investigation finds wrongdoing on the part of the administration, that's the one that will really matter?
 The three points Pollack mentioned that were debunked by the House report represented almost the entire basis of the "scandal" crusade. They were easily the inspiration for hundreds of Fox News programming hours over the last two years, and likely thousands of hours of talk radio attacks on Obama, Hillary Clinton and anyone connected to the administration. (Note that Fox aired100 segments on the "stand down" allegation alone during its evening programs in the 20 months following the attack.)
While Breitbart and other right-wing media players gallantly tried to play defense (it's just a flesh wound), Fox News simply went into denial as the cable news channel essentially turned a blind eye to the story: Fox News Sunday completely ignored the topic. But it wasn't just Fox News Sunday. CBS' Face The Nation and ABC's This Week also ignored news about the latest Benghazi debunking; a Republican debunking no less.

i think this refusal to open their eyes is not because teir base would know that they have been on a inqisition and they were the only ones who bought in because they know they can sell them fire in hell and they look forward to the purchase.  i think they are for maybe the first time worried about the rest of us but we already know they are liars and perpetrators so why are they holding on like a pit bull to something we've been telling them was a nithing and now their own concurring with us, will they be those in the party sitting in a corner with a dunce hat?  they should be made to cut rich taxes and loopholes to repay taxpayers for the millions the misappropriated under false pretense.
keep dumb and down on the farm until the next red meat toss if they don't admit the concentrated will never know.
G W Bush, " you can fool some of the people all of the time and thosec are the ones you want to concentrate on"

Cuomo: New Yorkers have all the health care they need


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New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is photographed during a re-election campaign stop a day ahead of the Democratic primary in Times Square, New York on September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif  

Remote Area Medical was founded in 1985 to provide medical care in developing nations. But now, the need here at home has grown so great that more than 80 percent of their work is in the U.S. They've held more than 700 three-to-five day clinics offering medical, dental, and vision services at no cost to hundreds of thousands of patients. They were ready to bring their clinic to serve more than 7,000 people in New York City on November 28, an event that would have been RAM's large clinic ever held. But just two weeks before it was scheduled to open, the clinic had to be cancelled. Why? Because Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's unnecessary.
[T]o provide all the free care they had hoped to in New York would have required a special waiver from the governor's office of provisions contained in Article 28 of the health code, which pertain to the operation of stationary health facilities. RAM is mobile, but builds into spaces, and so falls between the cracks of the law.
Waiving this provision was entirely at the governor's discretion. The offices of Senators Harry Reid, Tim Kaine (both of whom who have seen RAM clinics firsthand), and Chuck Schumer called Cuomo and the NY Public Health Department directly to petition for the clinic to go forward. The reason provided to RAM for the clinic being scuttled: New Yorkers have all the health care they need.
New Yorkers have all the health care they need. More likely New Yorkers have a governor with presidential aspirations that are, of late, more than a little bruised, and who is willing to make this ludicrous statement in order avoid publicly presenting the image of several thousand uninsured standing in a parking lot in the Big Apple.
if this assumption has any merit there should be a recall started, i know this is more of a republican tactic but this guy is a DINO? you don't belong in public service if you only care about your own aspirations and if this azz bucket were to try and run he will be shot down for his inconsiderate words and obviously thoughts people say what they believe or lie to attain something.  he needs to go on and switch party's now and avoid to 2016 rush if true despicable him.
8.406 million residents of New York city 7,000 is a drop in the bucket but it's something he would get more play from a empathetic move like allowing the clinics to those who would fall through the bureaucratic holes that is what a good caring gov. would do not deny just because it might look bad that's a republican thing.

'Let them eat cake': The GOP and its attacks on the middle class


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New Yorkers in breadlines during the Great Depression.

While it is unlikely that Marie Antoinette ever uttered the words, "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche," or the garbled English translation, "Let them eat cake," those words still have meaning to us today. It is likely that those words were used as propaganda by those who opposed her and her husband, King Louis XVI, leading up to the French Revolution.
"Let them eat cake" has become the rallying cry of the oppressed, as it showed how the aristocracy in France had no understanding of those living in poverty at the time. It sowed the seeds of revolution.
We have had our own "Let them eat cake" moments in America. During the gilded age Cornelius Vanderbilt stated, "What do I care about the law? Ain’t I got the power?" His son, William Vanderbilt, once said, "The public be damned!" when he heard of criticism of his railroad monopoly. This is the same man who was poorly treated by his father until he cheated the Army on the price of hay during the Civil War. What a fine family they were.
Jay Gould, another robber baron, once said about striking railroad workers, "I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half." Republicans of today are obvious disciples of Mr. Gould. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his "divide and conquer" statements, Mitt Romneywith his comments about the 47 percent being dependent on government, Rep. Paul Ryanblaming poverty on lazy inner city men, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie being tired of minimum wage talk, and Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson stating, "I think it’s unrealistic, for public-sector employees to believe that they are immune from modifications to their pay and benefit packages."
These men, doing the work of the robber barons of today—the Koch brothers being the most well know of them—are out of touch with the American middle class.
these are the things that the right wing water carriers don't seem to get they repeat take our country back because some bigoted republican said it it sparks a sense on them being wronged and they have to correct it truth is they can't take it back because they never relinquished it their ancestors passed the racial bigotry down to future family's and they now have the right wing passing it down for them in case they aren't doing a good enough job of teaching their young how to hate, they are changing curriculum to teach the republican way of selfishness and unGodly teaching that do not reflect the Bible, Jesus or anything remotely Christian, their tea people cart them off to summer indoctrination camps those poor kids destined to be tomorrows hated racist don't have a chance.
today it's various figures within the party that parrot the same sentiments their ancestors did only today they seem more extreme and apathetic because the world knows there is another way to treat people not rich and despicable.  this is what we are in for unless we rise and like Rev. Al said, "lots of things were acceptable until we stopped accepting them"  it's obvious we can no longer epend as if we every really could on those we elect to look out for us it falls back on us to protect our own, prepare for 2016 speak out and engage back those who back you not those who use your back for target practice. recognize

Paul Ryan's triple scam on tax reform

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/23/1346382/-Paul-Ryan-s-triple-scam-on-tax-reform?detail=email



This week, House Republicans selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the next chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. That lofty perch, the AP was quick to proclaim, gives Ryan "a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond."
But that's not the only perk for Mitt Romney's 2012 running mate. His plans to privatize Social Security, shelved due to their consistent unpopularity, will be back on the front burner. Ryan's ploy to ration Medicare by replacing the guaranteed system of government insurance for the elderly with an under-funded voucher scheme that will dramatically shift healthcare costs to seniors will return as well. Despite having repeatedly warned America about "takers" and lazy men "in our inner cities" who are turning "the safety net into a hammock," Chairman Ryan is recasting himself as an anti-poverty crusader. And above all, Paul Ryan wants to use his move from the Budget to the Ways and Means Committee to advance his dream of tax reform that "lowers rates and broadens the base."
But to realize his dream, Congressman Paul Ryan is perpetrating the greatest public policy con game since Arthur Laffer first sketched his laughable curve. Faced with the inescapable historical truth that tax cuts don't pay for themselves but instead have only increased the national debt and income inequality, Ryan turned to a three-part fraud to deceive the American press and the American people. Call it Paul Ryan's triple scam:
  1. Promise to Close Trillions in Tax Loopholes. Needing to find almost $6 trillion over the next decade to fill the massive revenue hole left by his tax cuts, Ryan promises to end or limit many of the myriad tax breaks, loopholes, and credits that cost Uncle Sam about $1.3 trillion a year.
  2. Refuse to Say Which Loopholes. Ending popular tax breaks, many of which benefit the middle class, is politically dangerous. So when pressed, Ryan refuses to name a single loophole he'd close, or say it's someone else's job to figure that out.
  3. If the Math Still Doesn't Work, Change the Way Math Works. When it comes to the ending $500 or $600 billion in tax breaks every year, the politics of producing a "revenue-neutral" budget are brutal and the math is even worse. So Paul Ryan is demanding the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) use so-called "dynamic scoring" to magically generate new revenue from the extra economic activity his rate cuts theoretically produce.
As you'll see below the break, Ryan's triple scam has been underway for almost five years.
Paul Ryan's budget would make poverty worse.

Paul Ryan's budget would make poverty worse.

understand there is no plan coming from the republicans that benefits you that doesn't render it null and void by the riders that are their ulterior motives that is why we never get anything but broadly worded already said by the Pres. that they never intend to implement, look at now the 20th day after midterm and see all the obstructionist rhetoric, finger pointing and threats and suits to Pres. and the same weak vague references to what they want but never with any meat on those bones, to say we're going to focus on jobs well they told that lie in 2010 got elected anybody out there get a job directly because of republicans or did your unemployment get crushed at Christmas time while they went home with holiday cheer for their families, how was your holiday?

Just Another NYPD Day: Shoot First. Kill Immediately. Get Treated for Ear Ringing Soon After.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/21/1346509/-Just-Another-NYPD-Day-Shoot-First-Kill-Immediately-Get-Treated-for-Ear-Ringing-Soon-After?detail=email

Akai Gurley was leaving with his girlfriend from her apartment. Unarmed, and unaware that he was doing anything wrong (he wasn't), he decided the elevator was too slow to arrive, and opened the stairwell door.  That was his last mistake.
A rookie NYPD cop killed him just seconds afterward. Why? The stairwell was dark and the officer said the door being opened startled him. Or basically for no reason at all (We don't know whether he already had his gun out, but my understanding is that NYPD officers are allowed to "vertically patrol" certain housing project apartment buildings.
 All this would be horribly bad. But it gets worse. Much worse.
Butler said the officers never came down to check on the mortally wounded man, and medical help was only sent after she banged on a neighbor’s door for help.
That's right. After you, as a peace officer, sworn to protect and serve, shoot someone, you don't call an ambulance, you don't attempt to help the ictim, you stand around and watch the person bleed out. Oh wait, that's Ferguson, and Oakland. Here they did something a little different...
Both officers were taken to Jamaica Hospital and treated for tinnitus.
this looks like the current Ferguson problem the cops are instigating military and riot gear on a just in case that sends the message that "we will kill you if you do anything we can construe as aggressive" that only heightens the agnst on both sides, this is tantmount to the same thing, public housing stereotyped as  dangerous and officers are targeted so guns out cocked and shoot first, take your paid vacation afterwards.
rookies should not be sent in to areas that the police have deemed target areas without veteran backup because all the fear tactic things they have heard throughout their lives will flash and excited homicide takes place, that officer may not be one of those homicidal cops in the news lately but they will surely make him a candidate by sending him in and exonerating him for his hysterical act.

House Republicans introduce bill to defund immigration reform even though there's nothing to defund


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Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.

At least they're not poisoning the well.
House Republicans aren't giving up on their notion of "defunding" Obama's executive-branchimmigration reforms.
Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Diane Black (R-Tenn.) have introduced legislation to prohibit funding to implement President Obama's executive action on immigration.
Their bill, titled The Separation of Powers Act, would block the use of funds for deferring deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally or providing work permits. [...]
"This legislation will allow Congress to exercise its 'check' on an out-of-control White House that treats the Constitution as a mere suggestion, not the law of the land," Poe said.
They seem surprisingly undeterred by the apparent problem that there is nothing to defund; Immigration Services is not appropriated funds via the Congress in the first place, but is self-funded by the fees it charges to applicants. I suppose it is like a preschool child finding a hammer—the hammer is probably not the appropriate tool for any problem the lower four feet of your house may face, but by God it will be used.
this is just like every other faild effort to "GET PRES." all the lies the homespun scandals all debunked even Benghazi was rebuke by their own investigations 

i really hope the Hispanic poplation sees what extent the are going through to keep them from coming here or attaining any kind of means to be able to vote, bottom line they don't want them here period except in a non regulated low wage situation, i really hope they are paying attention to who hates them and who is trying to make them welcome.

NBC/WSJ Poll Reveals American's Priorities; Guess How they Match With GOP Lawmakers' Priorities

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/20/1346195/-NBC-WSJ-Poll-Reveals-American-s-Priorities-Guess-How-they-Match-With-GOP-Lawmakers-Priorities?detail=email#

The new NBC/WSJ poll conducted November 14-17 provides a post election snap shot of American voter expectations, including their priorities for actions Congress should take. Can you guess how they match up with GOP Lawmaker's priorities? It's a real shocker folks.
The People's agenda for Congress:
1.   Access to lower cost student loans--80% support.
2.   Increase spending on infrastructure--75%
3.   Raising the minimum wage--65%
4.   Emergency funding for fighting Ebola in Africa--60%
5.   Addressing climate change/reducing carbon emissions--59%
6.   Building Keystone Pipeline--54%

Agenda items registering below 50% support were: lowering taxes by closing loopholes; approving U.S. troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria; reducing Medicare and Social Security benefits for wealthy retirees; new trade agreements with Asian nations; lowering corporate tax rates; cutting funding for ACA; path to citizenship; and raising Social Security retirement age.
I thought it would be insightful to compare America's priorities with those of our newly elected Congress. According to PolitiFact.com
it would appear this poll shows the people more in line with the Pres. and what he's been trying to do the last 6 years of republican obstruction with the exception of the dirty oil pipeline those 54% must be the rich and their families.
House Speaker John Boehner and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have laid out some of their top legislative priorities. It’s a range of issues -- everything from dismantling the Affordable Care Act to passing international trade agreements, and shutting down the possibility of another government shutdown.
Here is PolitiFact's list in the order presented:
1.   Authorize Keystone Pipeline.
2.   Repeal ACA ("Obamacare")
3.   Pass the "Hire More Heroes" (veterans) Act.
4.   Pass Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement with Asia.
5.   Lower corporate taxes.
6.   Thwarting Obama on Immigration Executive Action.
7.   Reign in the EPA and roll back environmental regulations.

In a Wall Street Journal op ed published the day after the election, Boehner and McConnell outline some of their legislative priorities.
Other than that, these Republican leaders address none of the issues Americans have said are the most important; nothing about student loans or the cost of college; nothing about infrastructure, bridges and roads; nothing about the minimum wage; after all their hysteria before the election, nothing about money to fight the Ebola outbreak; and instead of addressing climate change and reducing carbon emissions they of course want to do just the opposite.
How is that for honoring the voters' trust? It is clear the GOP doesn't trust voters at all, because they will do everything in their power to lower voter enthusiasm and participation, and therefore have no intention of honoring voters' trust by addressing the issues that matter most. The GOP agenda is the Koch Brothers' agenda. It is Sheldon Adelson's, the Walton's and the oil companies' agenda.
there has never been nor will there ever be any consideration for what "we the people" want they tell us what we want and need you've heard the lead ins "the American people want...."  "the American people don't want" "the American people need...", but this comparison of agenda's show where their interest lie and it is not with "we the people"  i really hope these revelations are getting through to all those who oppose as well as those who thoughtit was making a statement by staying home, well it did but wasit the one you were trying to make?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Republicans' motives for their frivolous suit against Obama become clear


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/21/1346546/-Republicans-motives-for-their-frivolous-suit-against-Obama-become-clear?detail=email

So the point of the lawsuit against President Obama is becoming a little more clear. Remember, the suit isn't asking for any relief, an injunction on the law, a change in the law, or anything. They're just suing because it's something to do. And this:
Screenshot of tweet from Reince Preibus asking for people to sign petition to support the lawsuit against Obama
attribution: Twtter screenshot
A few years ago, that would be a mailer from an extreme right-wing group. And now ... it is. It's all a big ruse to get email addresses—and probably money—from as many Obama-hating rubes as they can.

so if this is true they have been lying again about Pres. "overstepping his bounds" and they really want more recruits to carry their tainted water making it appear that the majority is with them which it isn't but ignoring your will is their latest accusation against Pres. but it's what they have been doing the last 6 years, they have not been harmed there is no overstepping any farther then those Presidents before him, exception they were White and mostly republican, Reagan, Bush and so on.

http://crooksandliars.com/2014/11/two-republican-presidents-used-executive

how much longer are we going to allow them blank checks of opposition and frivolous witch hunts?

UPDATE: 39 issued exec orders over 11 presidents dating back to Eisenhower, on immigration reform..

http://www.cleveland.com/darcy/index.ssf/2014/11/obama_executive_actions_are_no.html

Cartoon: Sustainable Keystone XL



http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/21/1346094/-Cartoon-Sustainable-Keystone-XL?detail=email
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Who says Keystone XL isn’t a sustainable, renewable project? Just ask Tar Sands Timmy . . . and Senator (for now) Mary Landrieu. Now that “jobs” claims have been debunked and US domestic oil production is booming, the Keystone XL pipeline project has morphed into primarily a political symbol.
Surely the new Republican Congress will pass a gung-ho Keystone XL bill, then it will be up to Obama to kill this ridiculous project. Let’s hope the president sees this pipeline for the climate-changing, forest-killing, jobs fantasy that it is. Unfortunately, it looks like the decimation of Alberta’s boreal forests is continuing, regardless of Keystone XL. Why should we make things even easier for these extractive multinational corporations?
Don’t be fooled by the jobs and energy independence arguments, both are completely bogus. And even if the pipeline was going to provide jobs and bring us closer to energy independence, it still wouldn’t be worth the cost to the environment and to, um, humans. Don’t fall for Tar Sands Timmy’s sales job, and be sure to check out the links, comment and share!

this is a big oil money driven project you have been misled you will not see this dirty oil the money is overseas they won't give that up so you can fill up on Sat. night.  big money again wants to put you in their jackpot to get even more oil rich.

John Boehner vows that Congress will stop Obama ... as soon as they get back from vacation


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/21/1346442/-John-Boehner-vows-that-Congress-will-stop-Obama-as-soon-as-they-get-back-from-vacation?detail=email

Speaker of the House John Boehner speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC.

and now for your tax dollar this is what you get

At a Friday morning press conference, Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner denounced President Obama's executive orders on immigration and vowed to do ... something. Said Boehner:
We will not stand idle as the president undermines the rule of law in our country and places lives at risk ... we’ll work to protect the Constitution of the United States.”
And then, with the rule of law, lives and the Constitution all at risk, Republicans headed out of town for their extended Thanksgiving vacation.
but they are so good at standing idly by they get an A+ for doing it the last 6 years Mr. Beohner don't try to fix what's not broken, and as far as the constitution just another case of them doing it and blaming Pres., Pres. does not support voter suppression they do, he supports "we the people" they don't, they are waging a war on women and te poor, Pres. is leading the army of support for woman and poor, they don't want you to have affordable care and quality treatment they want to overflow the ER's, Pres. passed this they are trying to take it away.

heading off for thanksgiving after systematically denying needy Americans a food stamp and a job,

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/03/10/how-many-days-has-congress-actually-worked-in-2014


Fox News' Megyn Kelly admits that the right uses 'amnesty' to 'sort of get people upset'


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/21/1346431/-Fox-News-Megyn-Kelly-admits-that-the-right-uses-amnesty-to-sort-of-get-people-upset?detail=email

Megyn Kelly

While many congressional Republicans seem not to know what they mean when they say "amnesty" in relation to immigration policy, two rather different sources offered succinct explanations of the fuss over it in recent days. According to President Obama:
I know some of the critics of this action call it amnesty. Well, it’s not. Amnesty is the immigration system we have today—millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules, while politicians use the issue to scare people and whip up votes at election time.
Fox News' Megyn Kelly kind of agreed:
On the November 19 edition of The Kelly File, Kelly acknowledged that the president is not actually pursuing "amnesty," because "amnesty is citizenship and that's not what [Obama] is talking about." Kelly also explained how conservatives purposely misuse the word "amnesty" for political gain: "That's a hot-button term that the right uses to sort of get people upset."
(sounds of people falling over furniture), running through the halls of Fox we have seen her try to hang with the big misleading misinformation guys like Hannity and O'Reilly and pretty much got exposed and called out on 98% of her stories that said is she having some kind of conscious flashback? she had to know those stories she did trying to get Black people to turn on each other and failed miserably, if I might quote Rick Perry, "OOP'S".

Nevada Republican tapped for speaker's chair issues blanket apology for everything he ever said

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/21/1346512/-Nevada-Republican-tapped-for-Speaker-s-chair-issues-blanket-apology-for-everything-he-ever-said?detail=email#

Ira Hansen, from a promotional video

Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, who Republicans have chosen to be their new speaker, is very sorry for that very long and detailed history of every single thing he ever said.
If Republicans still allow him to be their speaker, he promises his door will be open to all. Even Nevada's "Negros," who no doubt understand the Confederate flag is just there to remind them of their "lack of gratitude" to white folks. And Hispanic Nevadans, even though it seems like all the "criminal activity" you read about in his state is "dominated" by them. And even LGBT Nevadans, who "fill their ranks" with "child molesters, called 'pederasts,'" are free to schedule appointments with his staff. You're all welcome to come share your thoughts with him, just don't mess with his career opportunities or bring up any of those things he said
"I am deeply sorry that comments I have made in the past have offended many Nevadans. It is unfortunate that these comments, made almost 20 years ago as a newspaper columnist and talk radio host, have been taken out of context and are being portrayed as intentionally hurtful and disrespectful.
this guy is the perfect pick to be Nevada speaker for republicans, they knew his past record and statements and still tapped him, because he reflects their "PRINCIPLES" formerly known as "VALUES".  prime red meat tosser full of racial epithets they will love this guy.  they seem to get more and more emboldened since being handed the election they think they won well they did by stay at home default and gerrymandering and voter suppression all the things that fit like a glove the right wing hate rhetoric this guy has a record for.
How the hell can comments made over an entire columnist and talk show career be taken "out of context"? What additional "context" could possibly be provided? Pictures you drew in the third grade? An explanation of plate tectonics? When you boast about having a confederate flag pinned to the wall of your office, what "context" are we missing there?
These comments were meant to be purposely provocative in various political, cultural and religious views. I have the utmost respect for all people without regard to race, gender, religious or political beliefs.
Nothing says respect for race, gender, religious or political beliefs like hanging a confederate flag behind your chair while writing that you did so "in honor and in memory of a great cause." It's the universal symbol of racial respect.
"I am committed to showing that actions are much louder than words and my office will always have an open door to all backgrounds and political viewpoints. This will not distract us from finding solutions to building a brighter and more prosperous Nevada."
if Nevada let's them get away with this without some serious kick back this same picture will unfold   throughout the nation as it is now in those red states.  I think this will be our next two years of political discontent and if we continue to be stricken with the indifference that brought us here it will be the next 4 to 8 years of our life discontent. RECOGNIZE!  I really thought we had shed that indifference monster on our backs in 2008 and definitely in 2012, then we fell back into that old habit and turned our backs on the best thing since Lincoln and Johnson.  we really don't deserve this Pres.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

GOP Intel Report Debunks Its Own Party's Nutty Benghazi Theories


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/republican-benghazi-investigation-debunks-conspiracy-theories-clears-obama-Hillary

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.
Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was contradictory, the report found. That led Susan Rice, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to inaccurately assert that the attack had evolved from a protest, when in fact there had been no protest. But it was intelligence analysts, not political appointees, who made the wrong call, the committee found. The report did not conclude that Rice or any other government official acted in bad faith or intentionally misled the American people.

The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May.
The attacks in Benghazi killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, foreign service officer Sean Smith, and two CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty. A Libyan extremist, Ahmed Abu Khatalla, is facing trial on murder charges after he was captured in Libya and taken to the U.S.
In the aftermath of the attacks, Republicans criticized the Obama administration and its then-secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is expected to run for president in 2016. People in and out of government have alleged that a CIA response team was ordered to "stand down" after the State Department compound came under attack, that a military rescue was nixed, that officials intentionally downplayed the role of al-Qaida figures in the attack, and that Stevens and the CIA were involved in a secret operation to spirit weapons out of Libya and into the hands of Syrian rebels. None of that is true, according to the House Intelligence Committee report.
 
will republicans apologize to this admin and "we the people" for allowing their grand inquisitor Issa to pursue this folly for two years and millions of taxpayer dollars and misleading us with Issa's gut contrivance?  with all they have done to the country and you why are they now in place to do even more mayhem, where is the anger of being used to accomplish their deceitful taking over to do even more harm and deprive us of even more things, you do realize if you give them the keys to the WH 2016 all the accomplishment till then will be immediately revoked.  so if you like what Pres. has done for us don't waste your 2016 vote on a pig with no makeup, because they won't dress up the damage they will just inflict it.
 
this is the harm they cause when they spot that grain of sand they are intent on spinning into a scandal they jump the gun and proceed half cocked and promote the lies with impunity 8 times 47 more and they would have tied the repeal of ObamaCares law which they are about to up that number unless "we the people" stop them because the right wing and the party won't they will ride the rebuked scandal into 2016,  they know enough will continue to believe them and create an atmosphere of distrust of Dems unless Dems get up and fight the power.