Tuesday, November 24, 2015


hi guys sorry I've been MIA I'm sick as a dog trying to get into VA hosp. will let you know meanwhile keep the porch light lit and God Bless

Friday, November 20, 2015

French TV SLAMS Conservatives For Politicizing Paris Attacks: ‘Newt Gingrich, Shame On You’ (VIDEO)


watch the video and the shameless republican attempt to use tragedy to promote guns and collateral deaths  nothing new remember every American gun tragedy was met with the same rhetoric

Give me your tired and your poor- unless you are from the Middle East - then keep off the grass



I contrast that with the governors of various states, including my home, Wisconsin, who have said that they will not allow Syrian refugees to be placed in their states. To equate all Muslims with terrorists is akin to equating all Christians with the Westboro Baptist Church. Using ignorance, fear, and bigotry to make decisions is not a way to lead. True leadership would be opening our doors to refugees — not fearing them.

It seems as if we have forgotten the placard at the base of the Statue of Liberty:

“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!"” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

it's not forgotten it's ignored and not their mantle they are those who want to take the country back to pre civil war and pre Statue of Liberty days  when you forget but embrace you still except it when you don't it's not part of your vocabulary 

The Koch brothers have a surveillance program and staff—to spy on liberals


Businessman David Koch arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINME

The operation, which is little-known even within the Koch network, gathers what Koch insiders refer to as "competitive intelligence" that is used to try to thwart liberal groups and activists, and to identify potential threats to the expansive network.
The competitive intelligence team has a staff of 25, including one former CIA analyst, and operates from one of the non-descript Koch network offices clustered near the Courthouse metro stop in suburban Arlington, Va. It has provided network officials with documents detailing confidential voter-mobilization plans by major Democrat-aligned groups. 
It also sends regular "intelligence briefing" emails tracking the canvassing, phone-banking and voter-registration efforts of labor unions, environmental groups and their allies, according to documents reviewed by POLITICO and interviews with a half-dozen sources with knowledge of the group.
The competitive intelligence team has gathered on-the-ground intelligence from liberal groups' canvassing events in an effort to assess the technology and techniques of field efforts to boost Democrats, according to the sources. And they say the team utilizes high-tech tactics to track the movements of liberal organizers, including culling geo-data embedded in their social media posts.
Is this all just kind of creepy? No. It's extremely creepy.
"While the Republican Party focuses on winning elections, the Kochs want to realign American politics, government and society around free enterprise philosophies that they hope to spread more broadly." They want to remake American society in their own image. Which, by the way, would be pretty fucking profitable for them. So it's really nothing for them to drop several hundreds of millions to do so.
But they're not just spending hundreds of millions to acquire elected officials—they're doing it to counter the spending of their "enemies," the big donors backing liberals. To do that effectively, according to what Politico's Ken Vogel is reporting, they have to track their activities. And those of their allies: "public sector unions and academic and media elites." 
The main focus appears to be the Democracy Alliance, a "a club of wealthy liberal donors and influential operatives" that has steered about $500 million to candidates and causes in the past 10 years. That would be in contrast to the $889 million the Kochs plan to aggregate and spend in 2016, alone.
that interview with Scarborough was a day at the park with all is not as it seems about the Kochs and they were right it's worst.  isn't there laws against this kind of skulduggery it's cheating to gain advantage that otherwise would create aq level playing field.  we know republicans and the right don't believe in we the people believing in them so this is their plan lie cheat and steal and disenfranchise voters.   big money at stake for those who would be Caesar they don't intend to miss out.

1950s Superman could teach 2015 Republicans a thing or two about America



i was looking to se "teruth , justice and the American way but when you think about it that no longer is a valid statement or of a three way oxymoron.  i do like what i see it is more current and addresses the problem with no spin potential  good one

Trump goes from maybe to 'absolutely' on closing U.S. mosques


Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump's greets the crowd during his "Make America Great Again Rally" at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ben Brewer      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1PNOA
Oh, Donald Trump. The only man brave enough to say the things nobody else wants to say because they’re ugly even by the standards of today’s broken American politics:
"Nobody wants to say this and nobody wants to shut down religious institutions or anything, but you know, you understand it. A lot of people understand it. We’re going to have no choice," the Republican presidential said in an interview from Trump Tower on Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday night.
“Absolutely no choice,” in fact. This is an upgrade (or downgrade) from Monday, when Trump was just saying he’d “strongly consider” closing mosques. As for Syrian refugees, Trump’s totally unsurprising position is that:
"We can't take a chance. You know, if you take thousands of people, and again I hear it's going to be many more than what you're talking about right now. But if you take thousands of people, Sean, all you need is a couple. You know, you don't need 25, you don't need 100," he said. "Look at the damage done in Paris with just a few people."
Why, one person could walk into a theater or a school and kill one or even two dozen people, all by himself. And if we don’t let Syrian refugees into this country, that could never happen! We’re completely safe as long as we reject vulnerable victims of war and make gun ownership ridiculously easy. But we better close the mosques at which Muslim citizens worship, just to be extra safe.
The only thing coherent and consistent here is the appeal to fear.  
short and sweet, did anyone tell these republicans you can't win the WH or an out house with just the redneck hater's vote???????  there is no one left to alienate unless those hate voters wake up and realize they too are in the cross hairs of republican denial than i bet they won't even vote for themselves.  like Groucho Marx said "why would i want to belong to a club that has me as a member"????????????????????????????????

Donald Trump says he has the power to 'predict' terrorism


Donald Trump, terrorism psychic.
The Republican frontrunner boasted of his innate “instinct” for predicting terrorist threats, he told a packed crowd at Tennessee’s Knoxville Convention Center Monday night.
“In my book I predicted terrorism because I can feel it,” said Trump, who has made his billions developing casinos and hotels. “I can feel it like I feel a good location.”
I've heard candidates promise secret plans for winning wars, and secret plans for "replacing" Obamacare are forever not arriving, but this may be the first time a candidate has suggested that they have a secret superpower for predicting terrorism.
Mind you, his declared "prediction" in the year 2000 that Osama Bin Laden wanted to strike the United States was less a Donald Trump superpower and more the thing that Every Goddamn Person Other Than The People Hired By George W. Bush knew, so I'm not sure we should count that one. And if he's "predicted" anything else, he has not yet shared it with the rest of us. Presumably because we have not paid the required terrorism prediction subscription fee.
But no doubt if we elect Donald Trump president, he will use his terrorism prediction capabilities to predict, um, terrorism. 
The sad thing? It's still better than Jeb Bush's pitch.
nah what's sad is their are people out there that would vote for him on that hyperbole alone.  did he just develop this super power because just wondering why he couldn't predict his multiple bankruptcies Bush well he's scared of his shadow.

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Christian groups recoil at just how un-Christian the GOP's treatment of Syrian refugees is


A Syrian boy pushes a woman on a wheelchair as they cross back into Syria at the Syrian-Turkish border crossing of Bab al-Hawa in Idlib province, Syria September 23, 2015. Turkish authorities announced the opening of its border crossings with Syria during

Christian conservatives have a history of picking and choosing when to actually espouse the Christian value of compassion, but many faith-based organizations are wisely choosing to do so on the issue of Syrian refugees. They seem shocked to learn, however, that Republican politicians—after years of demagoguing hate and derision on issues like LGBT rights, among others—are political opportunists rather than actual adherents to anything that would resemble the Golden Rule.
More than two dozen GOP governors have said Syrian refugees aren't welcome in their state—never mind the fact that they don't actually get to decide. Ted Cruz doesn't care who's fleeing the crisis or how desperate they are, he's introducing legislation to ban them from the U.S. if they're Muslim. And Chris Christie is worried that orphan toddlers aren't being properly vetted.
“I don’t think orphans under 5 are being, you know, should be admitted into the United States at this point.”
The near unanimous overt display of hostility toward our fellow humanity has dismayed Christian groups working on refugee issues, reports Nahal Toosi.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement expressing distress over calls by elected officials to halt the resettlement program.
"These refugees are fleeing terror themselves — violence like we have witnessed in Paris," said the statement by Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the conference's committee on migration. "Instead of using this tragedy to scapegoat all refugees, I call upon our public officials to work together to end the Syrian conflict peacefully so the close to 4 million Syrian refugees can return to their country and rebuild their homes. Until that goal is achieved, we must work with the world community to provide safe haven to vulnerable and deserving refugees who are simply attempting to survive." 
The National Association of Evangelicals also joined the call for empathy.
“Of course we want to keep terrorists out of our country, but let’s not punish the victims of ISIS for the sins of ISIS,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president.
The groups also point out that the rhetoric of candidates like Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, who are supposedly appealing to Evangelical voters, isn't in keeping with their Christian constituencies. 
you know republicans and right wing media are tryinig to jam down out throats an acceptance of their broad term "EXTREME ISLAMIC TERRORISM" so why don't they want us to use "EXTREME CHRISTIAN TERRORISM"  considering what they are doing to American citizens who don't hate or practice racism and bigotry in the name of God and blaing it on others they say are suppressing their religious freedoms?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

calling for empathy for foreigners but burn in hell for fellow Americans.  how can you be extremely oppressive of one but a potential threat of terrorism is exceptable i think it's a buch of ELEPHANT DUNG TO IMPROVE THEIR IMAGE THAT THEIR OWN CHILDREN ARE RUNNING AWAY FROM.

The one map that sums up the Syrian refugee pants-wetter situation


Map of states' reaction to accepting or rejecting Syrian refugees
hmmmm well that's in keeping with those bigoted states and republican governors that passed carry laws guess their guns aren't the to end all safety concerns especially when the carry law which can extend to those refugees but rather than change the law the discriminate on a hypothetical.

Louisiana state police say Bobby Jindal isn't tracking anyone, is full of sh$t


Bobby Jindal

Remember how former presidential candidate and all-around crummy human being Governor Bobby Jindal said, in a last-ditch effort to remind people of his existence, that he would ban Syrian refugees (even orphans) from entering his economically depressed state of Louisiana? Maybe you remember him writing to President Obama demanding answers GODDAMMIT!!!! Maybe you remember his appearance yesterday, on the apex of journalism’s Fox News saying:
“I issued an executive order telling my agencies to do everything we can. We don’t want these refugees in our state. I’ve ordered the state police to track the ones that are already in Louisiana.”It turns out Bobby “It’s My Prerogative” Jindal isn’t much for telling the God’s honest truth about what he does or doesn’t do. 
Asked if it was true the state police would be tracking Syrian refugees in the state, Doug Cain, spokesman for the state police, said: “No, no.”
He added: “We are just keeping an open line of communication with federal authorities to make sure everyone is safely settled. We’re not going to be tracking people, following people, anything like that.”
Let me paraphrase the above quote for you: Governor Bobby Jindal is Full. Of. Shit. Other ways to paraphrase Governor Bobby Jindal:
Dumb as a brick.
i think it's too late for this one the state police kinda sealed his fate swimming with the fishes.  why would they defy and deny with such voracity if he were doing such a great job looks like they want him out as well as his constituents they are tossing anchors not lifesavers

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Cartoon: The GOP's Holy War


there are those in the republican party and most in the right wing that know exactly what they are doing they have been for years trying to instigate attacks by extremist by actions and rhetoric from constantly saying the Pres. is weak though he's taken down more of their elite than republicans ever thought about they were too busy bashing Pres. to notice what was really happening and when they did know they lied about it's validity and blamed Pres.

some don't know they just follow the talking point de jour or saying the stupid crap.  Trump has money and interest we don't know about war is profitable for those who just want more money he is that kind of person he brags about what he tells us he has probably tearing him apart that he can't give his real net worth.

i say that to say do you really think he would not be involved someway like Cheney/Bush and their oil think about all the real estate opportunities he would be privy to he brags also how he can out deal is that just Trump for nefarious dealer???????????  keep in mind where the war talk comes from and who profits.  vote your interest and it can't be more war be honest.

BBC asks Anonymous about its threat against ISIS—the answers may surprise you



The idea/entity called Anonymous has been making international headlines over the last 30 days. In late October they threatened to reveal 1,000 KKK identities in Twitter OperationKKK (#OpKKK) and Operation HoodsOff (#HoodsOff). Shortly after the threat, Anonymous revealed a plethora of KKK members, organizations and followers. 
After November’s Paris, Beirut, and the Russian airline massacres by ISIS,  Anonymous has made a new video message threatening ISIS. The new Operation is called #OpParis. In the video, Anonymous claims they will hunt ISIS down and not let up in avenging the horrific ISIS slaughters. 
Earlier in the year after ISIS claimed responsibility for the Paris Charlie Hebdo executions, Anonymous publicly threatened ISIS and reportedly followed through with social media shutdowns meant to cut of the head of the ISIS snake. Both ISIS and Anonymous are internet experts and they use cyberspace for the core of their communication and operations.  
Monday morning, Anonymous claimed to have taken down thousands of Twitter accounts allegedly linked to ISIS members, affiliates, and followers. The list first appeared on the Pastebin.com site. It was then removed and transferred to PadRiseUp site, then removed again. 
Some of the public and media briefly saw the list. However, the list still needs to be confirmed and verified. Anonymous had some trouble in the past with individuals and groups posing as anons. The impostors have released misinformation most likely to discredit Anonymous. For the most part it hasn’t worked. Though Anonymous has its share of naysayers who are yet to be convinced of the entity’s legitimacy, after OpKKK, more of the public has faith in the intentions of Anonymous.
BBC’s Technology correspondent Roy Cellan-Jones attempted a live interview with Anonymous:
I asked the person behind the Operation Paris account for a phone interview. I was told that was impossible - but he (he appears to be an Italian man) agreed to provide written answers to my questions. Bear in mind that it is impossible to know just who is behind the Twitter account and whether they really command a huge army of hackers - but here is how the conversation went:
​Here are two of the five questions BBC asked an alleged “Anon.”
What are the aims of your operation?
Our main goal in this operation is to identify the perpetrators of the Paris terror attacks and all terrorist organizations linked to them, acquire intel to dig deep into the roots of their manpower, disable their propaganda and stop their reach on social media, release their information to the public, and flag down any threat to mankind.
Isn't it better for the fight against IS if its members talk openly on Twitter where the security services can see them, rather than being driven underground?
The propaganda of ISIS is based on advertising their actions. They want to strike terror with their name, with bloody images, with violent videos. We can not fight them with guns and rifles, stopping their propaganda is an effective way to weaken their manpower and their presence in the Internet. Disrupting their communications makes it difficult to organise their attacks in a fluid manner.
The Anonymous mission statement:
We are Anonymous
We are legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
Expect us
What most don’t know, and some fear, is exactly what to expect.
the point made about ISIS and cyber abilities is spot on why haven't the congress advanced this thwey seem to avoid or deny any actions that lead to ending aggression's ours or theirs.  no money in peace. they want us to lead but their maps all lead to more of our children dead or maimed.  all the weak accusations and leading from behind is their way of saying he's not about war like they are we can thank God for that had they won 2012 we'd be knee deep in blood and treasure losses.

recognize listen to what republicans say and hear the rhetoric it changes when we actually listen from protecting us to leading us in battle.  this is not a kingdom they are not kings and our military are not their knights and for us it's not a religious war that is for those in the middle east and some just aggression and power those would be the foreign right wing counterparts to republicans here.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Psst, governors ... you can't actually refuse Syrian refugees


Lousiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference.

Governors continue to line up to posture about how they’ll refuse to admit Syrian refugees to their states, but … can they even do that? According to Ian Millhiser, the answer is a clear-cut no:
As the Supreme Court explained in Hines v. Davidowitz, “the supremacy of the national power in the general field of foreign affairs, including power over immigration, naturalization and deportation, is made clear by the Constitution.” States do not get to overrule the federal government on matters such as this one.
Just in case there is any doubt, President Obama has explicit statutory authorization to accept foreign refugees into the United States. Under the Refugee Act of 1980, the president may admit refugees who face “persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion” into the United States, and the president’s power to do so is particularly robust if they determine that an “unforeseen emergency refugee situation” such as the Syrian refugee crisis exists.
That’s not saying these profile-in-courage governors—which sadly include at least one Democrat, New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan—can’t find ways to make it more difficult for the federal government to settle refugees in their states, or make life more difficult for the refugees (think of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s promise to send law enforcement after any Syrians who happen to end up in Louisiana). But they can’t flat-out refuse.
All this posturing because these governors would rather hand Islamic State terrorists a public relations and moral win rather than seem insufficiently Tough On Terror in the eyes of the most fear-prone voters.
hate and bigotry rots your mind and what better proof then republicans and their voters they all have the same fleas.  instead of adjusting to humanity they choose to let bigotry prevail is there anything White people don't fear aside from maybe police??????????????????????????

what happened to the we have to be the leader we have to be number one i see those things only count when it's war mongering boy have some Americans bought that proverbial pig in a poke with no lipstick  scared of everything until the republicans decide to go after it with a vengeance than they all hitch those wagons and ride through the elephant dung of cherry picked fear, smell you later/s

Chris Christie is so tough he's afraid of Syrian orphans under the age of five


A child reacts as Syrians ride a bus to cross back into Syria at the Syrian-Turkish border crossing of Bab al-Hawa in Idlib province, Syria September 23, 2015. Turkish authorities announced the opening of its border crossings with Syria during the Muslim

Chris Christie likes to act like a tough guy, and on Monday he showed what it means to be a tough guy in today’s Republican Party. You’re not tough because you defy fear. You’re tough because your heart is hard. And how better to show the hardness of your heart than by rejecting the absolute most vulnerable victims of war? That’s what Christie told Hugh Hewitt he’d do when Hewitt asked him what his policy would be on admitting Syrian refugees to the United States. Christie’s simple answer was that he didn’t trust the Obama administration’s vetting process, “so I would not permit them in.”
Hewitt pressed: “What if they were orphans under the age of five?” Christie’s response is one for the ages:
You know, Hugh, we can come up with 18 different scenarios. The fact is that we need for appropriate vetting and I don’t think orphans under five are being, you know, should be admitted into the United States at this point. They have no family here, how are we going to care for these folks? The fact is, you can come up with a number of different scenarios, Hugh, but in the end I don’t trust this administration to effectively vet the people that they’re asking us to take in. We need to put the safety and security of the American people first.
“They have no family here.” 
Actually, of course, they may have family here. What if a three-year-old Syrian refugee orphan has an entire family of cousins living in the United States? Is Christie still standing firm against that threat to “the safety and security of the American people”? And if said refugee toddler orphan doesn’t have family here, maybe she doesn’t have family anywhere. 
After all, a lot of Syrians have been killed in their home country or trying to escape it. So if a child has no family, then every country should reject her because “how are we going to care for these folks,” appears to be Christie’s answer. Why? Because even children are scary to Republicans, if they’re potentially Muslim children. Because it all comes back to that definition of toughness. It’s not about standing strong. 
It’s not about being big enough to say “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.” It’s not about rejecting fear to embrace any of the Bible’s invocations of hospitality. 
It’s just about saying “I am hard enough to say no to terrified children.”
this article is self contained it hits all points of republican apathy  short and sweet going on pics of Christie and the baby above guess it's true elephants really are afraid of mice or under five babies ahh when they were soooooo in love with the fetuses.  it's also about saying i'm republican and you aren't wanted here that is why we're taking our country back so we can freely discriminate with impunity.

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French President, unlike the Republican Party, refuses to appease ISIS and will take 30,000 refugees


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Since Friday’s horrific attacks in Paris, the Republican Party has delighted ISIS by tripping over themselves to declare that the United States shouldn’t take in Syrian refugees because … uh … well, because even if they didn’t have anything to do with the attacks, they are Muslims, so why not equate all of them with the terrorists who murdered at least 129 people last week? After all, their base loves it. French President François Hollande, on the other hand, decided that France would not bow down to terrorists:
So there you have it: A principled, humane stand against terrorism versus cowardly fear-mongering. Of course this shouldn’t come as any surprise given that the last brave thing the Republican Party did was to rename french fries in the congressional cafeteria … you remember, to mock the cowardly French. 
have you noticed every time their is a armed aggression or conflict republicans are quick to demean Pres. as leading from behind not hard enough but of all the things they've called him and others when the was is done it's them that exhibit theses things they make out vto be so terrible  they are still at it doing the dirt or pointing out the dirt as Pres.'s but it really is based on their own fears and inadequacies.  like Pres. said they can't even handle debate monitors or themselves without crying

Americans demanding war refugees be turned away are reading from a very old script


David Gershon:
When the Wagner-Rogers Bill was proposed in Congress, providing for the resettlement of 20,000 Jews, it didn’t even make it to a vote, being rejected by President Roosevelt and a majority of lawmakers, including Senator Robert Taft (R-OH), who argued that even Jewish children would be a threat to the United States. And that year, desperate Jews fleeing Europe on a number of ships, including the St. Louis, were turned away from our shores.
Ishaan Tharoor:
It's worth remembering this mood when thinking about the current moment, where the United States is once more in the throes of a debate over letting in refugees. Ever since Friday's terror attacks in Paris, the Republicans, led by their presidential candidates, have sounded the alarm over the threat of jihadist infiltration from Syria — even though it now appears every single one of the identified assailants was a European national.
The thing is self-evident. Refugees fleeing ISIS are, by definition, refugees fleeing ISIS. These are families so terrorized by the brutalities of ISIS, or Assad, or the myriad other groups jockeying for Syrian power that they can see no alternative but to abandon their home country entirely. All the things ISIS has done against western citizens or western journalists are minuscule compared to the barbarism that continues to be inflicted against Syrian Muslims themselves.
Historically, however, turning away refugees fleeing possible death in their home countries has repeatedly been declared the "American" thing to do—if those refugees are deemed to be from an undesirable ethnic group. We indeed turned away Jews fleeing Hitler. We interned Japanese Americans under the purely racial presumption that terrorists or saboteurs could easily be hiding among their number, thus necessitating putting the entire population in fenced and guarded concentration camps. 
It was only months, not years ago that unaccompanied children fleeing Central American gang and drug violence were considered a potential occupying force so dangerous that critics insisted the National Guard—if not the standing Army—must be dispatched to make sure they could not cross our borders, and towns in several border states erupted in fury after rumors flew that those children might be housed somewhere nearby. Warning against the dangers of refugee children in particular has a long, long history in America.
When Chris Christie demands that not even orphaned toddlers be allowed to resettle here, he is reading from a very old script.
we know there is nothing new from that side their discriminative bigotry has been passed down to the point of being embedded i their genes it's selfish and apathetic and less competition because refugees and immigrants if allowed lead to the Dem party not the republican intolerable's of whom i might mention are themselves all in the same box of immigrants but those who made it and realized a better life now want to deny it to others, and they call themselves Christians and this country the greatest.

More than 2,000 suspected terrorists on the FBI watchlist had no trouble buying firearms



"Membership in a terrorist organization does not prohibit a person from possessing firearms or explosives under current federal law," the Government Accountability Office concluded in 2010. The law prohibits felons, fugitives, drug addicts and domestic abusers from purchasing a firearm in the United States. But people on the FBI's consolidated terrorist watchlist — typically placed there when there is "reasonable suspicion" that they are a known or suspected terrorist — can freely purchase handguns or assault-style rifles.
And, as the GAO found, a number of them do: Between 2004 and 2014, suspected terrorists attempted to purchase guns from American dealers at least 2,233 times. And in 2,043 of those cases — 91 percent of the time — they succeeded. There are about 700,000 people on the watch-list — a point that civil libertarians have made to underscore that many on the list may be family members or acquaintances of people with potential terrorist connections.
Now there are a lot of problems with the terrorist watchlist. As Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux have noted, the guidelines for putting people on the list don’t require any evidence they are actually linked to a terrorist organization. That means a lot of people on the list shouldn’t be, perhaps hundreds of thousands of them:
“Instead of a watchlist limited to actual, known terrorists, the government has built a vast system based on the unproven and flawed premise that it can predict if a person will commit a terrorist act in the future,” says Hina Shamsi, the head of the ACLU’s National Security Project. “On that dangerous theory, the government is secretly blacklisting people as suspected terrorists and giving them the impossible task of proving themselves innocent of a threat they haven’t carried out.” Shamsi, who reviewed the [guidelines] document, added, “These criteria should never have been kept secret.”
So, clearly, the watchlist itself needs improvement and that ought to come first. But nonetheless, there surely are many thousands of people who are legitimately on the list. And those who are should surely be barred from legally obtaining firearms. 
But as usual, the National Rifle Association has stood in the way of legislation that is designed to prohibit terrorists from purchasing firearms legally, and that obstructionism goes back to 2007.
Naturally, one the NRA’s arguments is that terrorists will just acquire firearms illegally, so such a law would only hurt “law-abiding citizens.” The gun lobby also trots out its standard rap about this kind of legislation being “sponsored by gun-control extremists." 
This year, as Ingraham points out, there is a new piece of legislation—the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2015—sponsored by Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and Rep. Peter T. King of New York. The bill has 17 co-sponsors, all of them Democrats. 
Previous versions had several Republican co-sponsors. Since February, the latest bill—H.R. 1076—has been sitting in the House Committee on the Judiciary: Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. There is very good chance it will meet the same fate as its predecessors and never get off the committee’s shelf. 
NRA and the republican congress prevent a vote on control as long as they have the keys they will never allow meaningful regulation even though the NRA is losing it's to be feared rating by politicians and it's membership those hold outs who still are afraid to anger the NRA  they will go the way of the cold dead hands  it's our ball whose court we place it in determines bills like theses passing. too many of those "enthusiast" are more selfish then caring in some cases even for their own dead children and those next in line for that proverbial safety accident.

so far all these gun people have done is murder other Americans, carelessly caused the deaths of their own children, parade around stores and public places just to frighten other Americans  also parading around Ferguson and places like that under the pretext of assisting the law really law enforcement needs self from assigned militias and KKK AND Promise Keepers all strapped for bear oh and cowardly snipers confront federal agents ion behave of a law breaking land mooching on your tax dollar dead beat.  oh yeah and blame you for not having guns to protect school kids

Texas representative notices war refugees could buy guns in Texas, duly freaks out


A Syrian refugee (C) carries her child in a thermal blanket as refugees and migrants arrive on an overcrowded boat on the Greek island of Lesbos, November 10, 2015. Since the start of the year, over 590,000 people have crossed into Greece, the frontline o

A Texas state representative has thought very hard about things, put two and two together, and concluded that Texas cannot possibly accommodate people fleeing ISIS violence in Syria because Texas law makes it far too easy for any unhinged maniacs among them to purchase a gun. The answer, of course, is not to restrict the gun rights of unhinged maniacs but to turn away the war refugees—but if by some chance war refugees do end up in Texas (stupid American Constitution, how we chafe at it) well then we're just gonna have to mark them as being special cases that Do Not Get Rights.
According to Fox7 Austin, State Representative Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) sent a letter to Governor Greg Abbott (R) saying that current Texas laws, combined with how the federal government grants rights to refugees, would allow the newly arrived Syrians to arm themselves immediately.
Homegrown terrorists are, of course, still perfectly free to arm themselves immediately, that being America's foremost True Freedom and the reason the rest of the world looks up to us and longs to be us. His proposal is to give these refugees special refugee identification that still allows them to maybe drive cars (the second of the True Freedoms) but can't be used as your state-issued identification for buying guns.
“California when they issue drivers licenses to non-citizens specifically says that it is not to be used for a Federal purpose, not to be used for employment and that means it cannot be used to board a plane … and presumably it could not be used to purchase a gun,” said Dale.
This does not appear to actually be true; non-citizens can indeed purchase guns in California. So Rep. Dale is proposing a gun restriction that even the hippies in California can't stomach, but it is all right because Brown People.
So once again, the crowd that considers the right to pack heat a right worth "nullifying" federal laws over, or even possibly secede over, the freedom that allows Good and Proper Americans to stand up against Jade Helm, or to mount themselves on bridges in preparation to murder federal employees enforcing cattle restrictions, finds themselves thoroughly wigged at the thought that some non-white person somewhere might avail themselves of the same rights, or the same unhinged anti-government logics.
The response is not to rein in the insane people waving guns around, but to give the immigrants a special mark to denote that the right to "defend yourself" does not apply to them, and does not apply only to them. Yes, this might sound familiar to history buffs. Plus ça change, and so on.
i really have nothing to add it reflects my thoughts down to the last letter especially the only arming their crazies republicans always stacking the deck always cheating not the American way i fought for almost 50 years ago  republicans used to make pretty words even though their intent was ugly now it's all encompassing ugly words ugly agendas from ugly spirited people.  who are really more scary the people in that picture above or those walking around your grocery store with AR-15 over their back 9 mm strapped to their leg and a bandoleer across their chest and a beer in the other hand  than there's this guy,

Rep. Westmoreland: Hillary Clinton laid 'a trap' for Benghazi committee by answering their questions


Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a question as she testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on

We have two possibilities before us. First, that House Republicans purposefully stacked their Benghazi! select committee with the dumbest, most inept, most incompetent twits they could round up. Or second, that they didn't do that and the whole sodding Congress is just this dumb.
Republican Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a member of the House Select Committee On Benghazi, said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid “a trap” for the committee by making her Oct. 22 appearance go “as long as possible.”
Mind you, of all the people in that hearing room, the one least able to control how long the committee would sit on their behinds and ask former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton long, sometimes bizarre questions was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She was not allowed to just pick up and go home, even after the first four, six, eight, and 10 hours of questions proved that Republicans had absolutely no new information or questions or the
theories that might require her actual presence there. Republicans could have, say, limited their robust speechifying and instead asked a few more actual questions. They could have paid attention to their own rules on how long questions could go on, and perhaps gently persuaded the worst of the blowhards to give it a rest when their time had officially expired.
But no, the "trap" that they stumbled into was that Hillary Clinton somehow brain-tricked them into droning on with debunked theories and pointless talking points for 11 hours, even after Rep. Trey Gowdy had melted into a nondescript puddle in his own high-backed chair, even long after it had become clear that this had all been a wonderfully elaborate waste of everybody's day. It was her that done it.
So that will likely be the next hearing: The Benghazi committee will summon Hillary Clinton once again, this time to demand that she explain why their last Benghazi hearing went on so long. Rep. Westmoreland will get to the bottom of this.
Oh—but not before a nice, taxpayer-funded trip to Europe!
“Next week we’ll be going to Germany and to Italy to do some more research, on the Benghazi,” he said.
Mm-hmm. "Research." Let's hope Hillary Clinton doesn't force the Benghazi committee members to stay in top-notch hotels and eat seven-course gourmet meals on their taxpayer-provided European vacation, because she's just tricky enough to do it.
i've said when you hate for no legitimate reason you must go down the rabbit hole, it's ludicrous to even think Hillary used some kind of Jedi mind manipulation on all those republicans trying their best to be the one who claims the "gotcha" prize driven as they are they tend to be more maniacal than out for truth.  here's a heads up republicans you will never find truth when you really aren't looking for it but rest assured it will find you. please continue.....

going abroad adding to that 4.5 million price tag does show fiscal responsibility it shows insanity pursuing nothing while flipping the taxpayers the birdie.  keep an eye out for paid liars and the check!!!!!!  this reminds me of a Motown song by the Marvelettes

Obama Torches GOP as Cowards



Speaking to reporters momenta ago in the Philippines, President Obama hammered Republicans demagoguing and demonizing Syrian refugees, saying: "think they're so tough."
"At first, they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three year old orphans. That doesn't seem so tough to me," Obama said, referring to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's assertion that not even refugee children should be allowed into the United States.
Obama says he's open to ideas for enhancing the screening process but adds that's not what's happening in the political debate. He says the idea of only allowing Christian Syrians to enter runs contrary to American values, calling it "offensive."
He says rhetoric like that is a potential recruitment tool for the Islamic State group.
"I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that's been coming out of here during the course of this debate," he said.
i agree republicans are sabotaging the foreign affairs agenda just like the Pres.'s agenda for healthcare, jobs social nets they are destroying the country expecting you to vote them back in so they can turn off their faucet of obstruction save America they destroyed that is sick and some kinda warped Munchausen disorder,  create the kaos then when you get your way you appear to be tha saviors  that sounds like Charles Manson helter skelter plan.