Thursday Open Thread – Why Chris Dorner Can’t R.I.P

 

Because SOBs who weren’t satisfied with killing him = NOW they’re trying to PROFIT off his gruesome death by selling pictures of his remains. I know this was in Wednesday’s OPEN THREAD, but it needed to be headlined.

And white people wonder why WE can’t “get over” the past history of their injustices to ethnic people. Well, when members of your ILK decide that selling pictures of a former LAPD officer who was needlessly BURNED in an inferno after he took his own life because the LAPD did him wrong and he got no JUSTICE (and that’s pretty iffy to me, given that this IS the LA po-po who’s telling this story) Then, some sick SOB decides that selling pictures of his DEAD BODY is a way to profit off his death. We can’t “get over it” because you continue to demonstrate your DEVALUING of ethnic people as HUMAN BEINGS.

This thread is for full-blown rants today, and sane discussion if you can manage it.

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101 Responses to Thursday Open Thread – Why Chris Dorner Can’t R.I.P

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    found this at Balloon Juice

    Another Halocene Human Says:

    I followed a link to The Beast from BJ Tuesday and went back and read the essay on classism in atheism. It was really good until the end where the guy just slices into Obama and calls his supporters classist elitist.

    No.

    Obama’s base is a coalition between highly educated elites and the poorest people in this country, people who work all day and have nothing to show for it. How are you going to tell working people struggling in this economy that they should vote the Purity ticket, put another Republican in charge, and lose social security, medicare, medicaid, and the ACA provisions that were due to kick in for them, just so some rich assholes can buy a bigger yacht?

    Fuck, no, only someone who is comfortable enough to worry about purity can take that kind of risk. For everyone else, it’s all about the practical import.

    The guy has OBS bad, goes on and on about NDAA and dronezzz. Seems not to realize (though he almost gains self-awareness a few times) that the gubmint would use drones on Americans termed enemy combatants if we were in fact engaged in a civil war. By the way, who would declare war when The Kenyan Usurper is president? 3 guesses, first 2 don’t count, and it won’t be The New Black Panthers, ACORN, or the SPLC.

    It’s like there is this amnesia about the fact that there was this thing, it was called The Crimean War The American Civil War, perhaps you’ve heard of it?

    Like, you’re an anarchist? You don’t believe in the power of the state? Goodbye civil rights act. Goodbye school integration. Goodbye hope for those living under apartheid.

    Goodbye prosecutions of white collar criminals. Goodbye rich people paying any taxes. Goodbye punishing polluters for polluting.

    No state. The rule of iron lead.

    How can you rant for page after page about poverty, poverty, poverty, and then damn people for taking their best, last chance, even if it wasn’t the purple ponies with sparklemanes you wanted?

    I know a lot of poor people. They are talking about Obama’s proposal to raise min wage to $9. They are talking about Medicaid expansion. They are talking about the GOP wanting to cut Social Security.

    Bring about income equality and you will see some of the authoritarian apparatus of the state wither away because it won’t be needed. Remove the state without remedying inequality and you create hell on Earth. Mmm, check out early medieval European history for a taste of that.

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  6. rikyrah says:

    Malice Walker@humblecore
    Nothing About Us Without Us: How to Slyly Insert Yourself Into Discussions About Racism And Steal Focus #WhiteHistoryClasses

    she was a showgirl@mslooola
    Kony 2012: Ignoring The Agency of Ugandans by Appointing Yourself as Their Western Savior #whitehistoryclasses

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    #WhiteHistoryClasses Black History for 3/5 of a credit.

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    White Gay Men Cant Possibly Be Racist: How To Abdicate Responsibility For Your Bigotry By Wrapping It In A Rainbow Flag #whitehistoryclasses

    P-Rae Brown‏@PRB_PSM
    Marketing 101: White men go on posters for business loans. Black women go on posters for check cashing services. #whitehistoryclasses

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    • rikyrah says:

      #whitehistoryclasses

      ‏@adept2u: White people “find” Black people “loot” how to survive a natural disaster

      ‏@ArrogantDemon: How to be in an all white press club & scream that the black POTUS aint diverse enough

      @ArrogantDemon: What we did to the Native Americans was not genocide

      ‏@DocReviewHell: But I Saw it Second!: How to Claim Others’ Property and Land As Your Own

      @michellej: Who Will Do Your Baby’s Hair: A Practical Guide to Transracial Adoptions

      @lusciousraen: Do you know Tyrone? He’s Black like you! How All Minorities Must Know Each Other

      @brokeymcpoverty: Why Are All The Black Women Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?: How Race Almost Ruined Feminism

      @darnold0714: Seminar: When Gift Giving and Germ Warfare Collide

      @backl_ash: “You’ve Done So Well for Yourself: Insults as Compliments” A Distance Learning Course from UT

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  7. rikyrah says:

    The Saddest Map In America

    Feb 21 2013 @ 11:42am

    Yep, there it is: the result of a scholarly study by Dorothy Gambrell of the “missed connections” section of Craigslist. This is where you thought you saw your future spouse or date or hook-up, state by state. It is, in some ways, a sign of where we are now most likely to see people we don’t know in various parts of the country. It’s also a sign of male loneliness or romance: men seeking to find a possible love-mate outnumber women 86 – 14.

    Nationally, the chart shows that great arc of life. In your twenties, you are most likely to think you’ve caught the eye of someone in an ice cream shop; in your thirties, in a bar; in your forties, a strip club or adult bookstore (those still exist?). That sounds like the trajectory of the single male to me, doesn’t it? With almost the precision of a novel.

    Now look at the South – more people spy love at Wal-Mart than anywhere else, from Florida all the way to New Mexico. And that thread runs all the way through deep red America. Only Oklahoma cites the state fair as a mixer. The rest see each other under the merciless lighting of the giant super-store. This is how we fall in love or lust, where we flirt and look back: when we’re shopping. The big cities – like NYC and DC – showcase the random human interaction on the subway or metro. The Northwest has it all going on on buses.

    A few more gems: California is an actual self-parody (as is Nevada). Rhode Island does not disappoint in sketchiness: parking lots are where love is suspected most often there. But the saddest state of all has to be Indiana. There, the majority of “missed connections” were “at home”.

    I say saddest. Maybe they’re just the most honest. Or trapped in a Pinter play

    http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/

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  8. rikyrah says:

    Florida’s Rick Scott grudgingly makes the right call on Medicaid
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:16 AM EST

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), who has made hating “Obamacare” his raison d’etre, really did not want to accept the Medicaid expansion policy in the Affordable Care Act. When the Supreme Court made the policy optional, Scott was among the first to announce that he would ignore the offer. When the Obama administration tried to work with him on the issue, the far-right governor got caught lying about Medicaid in order to prevent its expansion.

    But in the end, the Florida Republican just couldn’t figure out a way to ignore the arithmetic.

    A bitter critic of Obamacare, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced a surprising change of opinion on Wednesday, saying he would back an expansion of Medicaid in the state. The Tampa Bay Times called it an “amazing policy reversal.” Scott had derided the program as a “job killer” and said last summer that the state would opt out of the expansion, a key part of President Obama’s health-care reform. [...]

    “It is not a white flag of surrender to government-run health care,” Scott said. “While the federal government is committed to paying 100% of the cost of new people in Medicaid, I cannot, in good conscience, deny the uninsured access to care.”

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/21/17043463-floridas-rick-scott-grudgingly-makes-the-right-call-on-medicaid?lite

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  9. rikyrah says:

    Crazier With Every Year

    by BooMan
    Tue Feb 19th, 2013 at 11:19:24 PM EST

    John McCain held a townhall meeting near Phoenix today and was berated by his own constituents, many of whom completely disagree with ever letting undocumented workers become citizens, and some of whom would prefer to shoot them. All in all, it’s just one more brick in the wall that is being erected to isolate the Republican Party from anything resembling majority rule. They cannot tame the beast they created in their effort to beat Obama.
    The party is becoming incoherent. On health care, the Supreme Court ruling that upheld ObamaCare also allowed the states to opt out of the Medicaid expansion. It shouldn’t matter. Opting out of the Medicaid expansion is a fiscally irresponsible thing to do. It doesn’t make economic sense for any governor to turn down massive amounts of federal money that will cover their citizens and drive down costs at hospitals and everywhere else. The vast majority of Republican governors are opting out anyway.

    Then there is the issue of the health insurance exchanges. Governors can build their own exchanges, they can partner with the federal government, or they can let the federal government create their exchanges for them. Almost all Republican governors have opted to let the federal government build their exchanges, essentially abdicating their responsibility and giving up on having any influence.

    The Obama administration says they are on track to have all the exchanges built by the new year. What’s ironic is that you can look at the 2012 Electoral College map and reverse the blue and red states. Blue states are exercising their sovereign right to regulate the health insurance industry (within some federal guidelines) while Red states are being taken over completely by a Democratic administration. Why?

    Basically, the GOP has been driven mad and is hewing to its ideology when it makes the least sense (rejecting Medicaid funding), while rejecting it’s ideology when it makes the least sense (retaining state control over federal policy).

    http://www.boomantribune.com/

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  10. rikyrah says:

    No Lasting Power for Senate Conservatives

    by BooMan
    Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 11:35:44 AM EST

    National Journal has ranked all the members of Congress on a conservative-to-liberal scale. They aren’t releasing their full results until tomorrow, but they have presented, as a teaser, a list of the 15 most conservative senators in the second session of the 112th Congress (2011-2012). Surprisingly, Idaho Senator Jim Risch tops their list (you can see their methodology here). But what’s also interesting is how non-enduring this group seems to be.
    Jim DeMint of South Carolina (3rd most conservative) and Jon Kyl of Arizona (tied for 15th) have already retired, while Saxby Chambliss of Georgia (11th) recently announced his retirement at the end of this Congress. Then there is a group of freshmen who seem very vulnerable. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania (4th) is totally out of step with his home state, and I think you can say much the same about Ron Johnson of Wisconsin (5th). Will either of these blue-staters be able to survive in 2016, a presidential election year? Rand Paul of Kentucky (6th) might actually benefit from 2016 being an election year, but he will probably be distracted by his own presidential campaign. He’s a divisive figure even in his own party, and his reelection is no certainty.

    Then we get to the older generation. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (tied for 15th) will face the electorate in 2014, as the least popular senator in the country. By election day, he will have served nearly 30 years in the upper chamber. Even if he wins, it will almost definitely be his last term.

    Aaron Blake reported in the Washington Post yesterday that Mike Enzi of Wyoming (8th) and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma (14th) are among the most likely senators to retire rather than seek reelection. Don’t celebrate Enzi’s departure, however, because his likely replacement is Liz Cheney (God help us).

    http://www.boomantribune.com/

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    Speaker Boehner and the Sequester

    by BooMan
    Wed Feb 20th, 2013 at 04:49:18 PM EST

    If you’ve been following the debate over the impending “sequester,” you have probably seen liberals quoting Speaker Boehner saying that he got 98 percent of what he wanted in the deal that created it. What you might not have noticed is that Boehner made that remark in an August 1st, 2011 interview with CBS News reporter Scott Pelley, who had just asked him the following question:

    SCOTT PELLEY: You were unable to get your own caucus behind your bill a few days ago. Do you intend to remain Speaker of the House?

    In other words, what Boehner was really saying was “Why would I quit? I just got a sweet deal!”

    In reality, Speaker Boehner had just tried and failed to sell a deal to his caucus. His back-up plan wasn’t really his plan. As he likes to point out, the sequester was first broached by people in the White House who were desperately trying to find something that Boehner could sell to his caucus to avoid our country defaulting on its debts, destroying its credit rating, and tanking the global economy. Boehner agreed to it because he had nothing else to offer. Left to his own devices, the world would have come crashing down on his (and all our) heads. He’s incompetent.

    And he probably should have absorbed what Scott Pelley was (with little subtlety) suggesting. He should have realized that he had no power and resigned. Instead, he pushed his caucus to accept the sequester deal and went around telling anyone who would listen that it was a great accomplishment. He started out saying that anyway, but by September of 2012 he was saying that the sequester was insane and that it would be like using a “meat-axe” on the federal budget.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/

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    Ranking the Senators

    by BooMan
    Thu Feb 21st, 2013 at 10:12:11 AM EST

    I’m not sure how Sens. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Dick Blumenthal (D-CT) beat out Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the National Journal’s ratings of the most liberal members of the Senate. For the most part, the ratings make intuitive sense. But both Sanders and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) are ranked as moderates, which doesn’t add up for me, and Harry Reid is ranked as the 7th most liberal member, which suggests that the ratings overvalue voting the party line. This is supported by the fact that Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Democratic Caucus Secretary Patty Murray (D-WA) rank 4th and 5th, respectively. Durbin and Murray are solid liberals, but neither is more liberal than Sanders and Merkley. Yesterday, I talked about the lack of staying power among the 15 most conservative members. However, in the Republican caucus, among the 10 least conservative members of 2011-12, three are already gone (Sens. Olympia Snowe of Maine, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, and Dick Lugar of Indiana), one has already announced his retirement (Mike Johanns of Nebraska), and one is expected to retire (Thad Cochran of Mississippi).
    Another, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, was defeated by a Tea Party challenger in the Republican primary but survived by winning as a write-in candidate.

    The others in the Top Ten include Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who recently quit his role in the GOP leadership, and freshmen Dean Heller (R-NV), John Hoeven (R-ND), and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Sen. Heller’s relatively moderate record may reflect that he was seeking reelection last year in a state that leaned in Obama’s direction.

    I personally liked Dick Lugar and was sorry to see him lose to a guy who thinks God enjoys rape babies, but his inclusion in the Top Ten least conservative Republican senators is flat-out frightening. Dick Lugar was sane on foreign policy. On everything else, he voted like a Koch brother.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Set Up for a Drubbing

    by BooMan
    Thu Feb 21st, 2013 at 11:19:32 AM EST

    Things look really bleak for the Republicans when you lay everything out the way Greg Sargent did in his column this morning. Steve Benen drives home the same point. Recent polling is brutal for conservatives. On almost every issue being debated in Washington right now, about two-thirds of the American people either side with the Democrats or side with the position that the Democrats are espousing.
    Even assault rifle and large ammo cartridge bans have majority support.

    On the other hand, only a quarter of the people seem to be paying attention to the debate over the sequester. At a certain point, I think people tune out when there is one fiscal crisis after another. I think this is also bad news for Republicans, because when the sequester kicks in, a lot more people will start paying attention, and they’ll all be hopping mad.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/

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    Dems to campaign hard on guns and minimum wage in 2014

    Posted by Greg Sargent on February 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    President Obama’s expansive second term agenda — as articulated in his Inaugural Address and State of the Union speech — has broadened the array of policy and governing priorities Democrats have at their disposal to run on in 2014. Dems in charge of the party’s strategy for retaking the House next year are planning to campaign aggressively on not just tax fairness and defending entitlements, as in the last two elections, but on issues like gun control and the minimum wage, too.

    In an interview today, DCCC chair Steve Israel told me the party’s House candidates will be running aggressively on Obama’s proposals to reduce gun violence and raise the minimum wage. Both will be incorporated into a broader indictment of the GOP as so imprisoned by ideological extremism that the party has been rendered incapable of tackling the major challenges facing the country.

    “Both the minimum wage and reducing gun violence are priority issues in the districts we need to win,” Israel said. “Both are a reminder to suburban independent voters that House Republicans are extreme, and out of touch. On both, House Republicans have rejected solutions and have embraced obstructionism, turning their backs on millions of hard working American families.” Israel said Dems would use both issues in TV advertising against GOP candidates.

    Polls show broad support for raising the minimum wage and for Obama’s gun proposals, particularly expanding background checks. Many House Republicans represent safe districts, and are insulated from broader public opinion. But Israel said Democrats had identified at least dozen House GOP districts that Dems believe will be receptive to arguments about issues like the minimum wage and gun violence.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/02/21/dems-to-campaign-hard-on-guns-and-minimum-wage-in-2014/

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  15. rikyrah says:

    Our Fight Was Different than Rove’s

    by BooMan
    Thu Feb 21st, 2013 at 02:13:26 PM EST

    Karl Rove is taking a beating in the press, as evidenced today by Bloomberg and Politico articles that feature numerous critics both on and off the record. This new quirk in our political culture got me thinking about the left’s own internal fight during the height of the Bush administration.
    If there is a Democratic corollary to Karl Rove’s predicament today, it is Rahm Emanuel during his term as the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) from 2005 to 2007. Emanuel butted heads with Howard Dean, the progressive movement, and the blogosphere as he sought to find candidates who could help the Democrats win back control of the House of Representatives. The same phenomenon went on to a lesser extent with Chuck Schumer’s efforts to win back control of the Senate. In some cases, the field was cleared of competitive candidates. In other cases, resources were thrown at less progressive candidates, many of whom were anti-choice. Many of us howled in outrage at these tactics, which seemed heavy-handed, cynical, and heedless of party principle. But they did work. We won back the House and the Senate, and tamed the Bush administration in their last two years in office. A follow-on effort by Chris Von Hollen and Schumer in 2008, gave us bigger majorities and the ability to pass an aggressive agenda once Barack Obama became president.

    Looking back at it, though, this corollary breaks down rather quickly. To refresh my memory about what kind of internecine fights we were having at that time, I went and re-read an interview from my Open Seat Initiative that I did in 2008. The one I chose was with Martin Heinrich, who was then running for a seat in the House (NM-01). Luckily for us, he won that race and then ran for and won a seat in the Senate last year. I focused my questions on FISA, torture, the Bankruptcy Bill, the Military Commissions Act and “other issues where Bad Democrats have let us down,” including the Patriot Act, string-free money for the Iraq War, abortion rights, and funding for stem-cell research.

    In other words, there were big disagreements between progressives, New Democrats, and Blue Dogs. But those disagreements were about policy: national security policy, civil liberties policy, women’s rights, coddling the banks and screwing the consumer, science vs. religiosity, etc.

    What Karl Rove is trying to deal with is significantly different. He’s trying to deal with candidates who have to deny that they are a witch or who mock their opponent for wearing high-heels or who talk about Second Amendment remedies for political differences or whose staff handcuffs journalists trying to cover the campaign or who think evolution came from Satan or who think God wants rape babies or who think women can’t get pregnant when they are raped or who want to build an alligator-filled moat along the border with Mexico or who think Muslims are coming here to have anchor babies who will grow up to create sleeper cells.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/

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  16. rikyrah says:

    The Morning Plum: On issues, GOP is badly out of step with America

    Posted by Greg Sargent on February 21, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Pew Research released a remarkable survey this morning that gauges public opinion on pretty much every major issue facing the country. It is not an exaggeration to say that solid majorities of the American people agree with Obama and Democrats — and disagree with Republicans — on every single one of them. This is not a partisan observation. It’s what the numbers show:

    Taxes and the deficit: 76 percent say the we should reduce the deficit with a combination of tax increases and spending cuts (the Democratic position), while only 19 percent say tax increases should be off the table completely (the Republican position). While a majority of those who want a combination of the two want it to be weighted towards spending cuts, that’s also the position held by many Democratic leaders (to the chagrin of the left).

    Minimum wage: The public favors raising it to $9.00 per hour by 71-26. Even 50 percent of Republicans favor raising it.

    Gun control: Americans favor passing major new gun legislation in the next few years by 67-29. Americans favor expanded background checks by 83-15, favor an assault weapons ban by 56-41, and favor banning high capacity magazine clips by 53-44.

    Climate change: 54 percent say the most important priority for our energy supply should be developing alternative energy sources, while only 34 percent say it should be expanding exploration and production of oil, coal and natural gas. Americans favor setting stricter emission limits on power plants by 62-28.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/02/21/the-morning-plum-on-issues-gop-is-badly-out-of-step-with-america/

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  17. rikyrah says:

    how many times do we have to scream..

    GET OUT OF MY UTERUS!!!

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    Ladypeople, Indiana Republicans would like a look at your insides

    By Laura Conaway

    Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:42 AM EST

    Covering an Indiana State Senate hearing yesterday, the essential Indianapolis Star reporter Mary Beth Schneider had a question: Would the Republican-sponsored bill being discussed by the committee, on the use of abortion-inducing drugs, require women to undergo a vaginal ultrasound? Because this kind of thing is more usually private, she then explained for the guys in her Twitter audience what, exactly, a vaginal ultrasound was.

    The Indiana Senate committee ended up passing the bill, with all Democrats and one Republican voting no. And Schneider learned that the answer to her question of whether Indiana would require women to undergo vaginal probing is yes, times two. From her report in the Indy Star:

    Women obtaining an abortion-inducing drug would be required to undergo an ultrasound before and after taking the drug under a bill approved Wednesday by an Indiana Senate committee.

    Though the bill doesn’t specify that it be a transvaginal ultrasound, in which a several-inch-long probe is inserted in the woman, that’s exactly what Indiana would be requiring, said Dr. John Stuts­man, an Indiana University School of Medicine professor and obstetrician-gynecologist….

    While the woman is not required to keep that [second] appointment, the physician must make a “reasonable effort” to ensure she does.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/21/17043549-ladypeople-indiana-republicans-would-like-a-look-at-your-insides?lite

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  18. rikyrah says:

    Senate Dems look past sequester to government shutdown fight

    Posted by Greg Sargent on February 20, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Ever since Senate Democrats unveiled their plan to avert the sequester with a mix of new revenues and spending cuts, there has been no negotiations between the Democratic and Republican leadership offices in the Senate about it, a senior Senate Democratic aide tells me. No discussions about any potential compromises. No signal to Harry Reid’s office of any kind from Mitch McConnell that Republicans may be open to even discussing new revenues.

    That’s not terribly surprising, given that Republicans are adamantly opposed to asking for even a penny in new revenues from the wealthy in order to avert a sequester that they themselves say will damage the military and the economy. But it highlights the emerging view among Democratic aides about how this is likely to play out.

    Democrats believe the real action on the sequester has yet to come, and will ramp up in earnest in March. Which means, of course, that the cuts will kick in. Democrats no longer see the sequester as sufficient to force Republicans to cave on new revenues; rather, they increasingly see the looming government shutdown deadline of March 27th as the real means for them to force a GOP surrender.

    The idea is that the sequester isn’t as dramatic a deadline as the fiscal cliff and debt ceiling deadlines were. And in any case, Dems believe Republicans plainly need to mount a stand against new revenues, and not back down, in order to give conservatives a “victory,” if you can call it that. Once that happens, Dems hope, and the sequester begins kicking in during the month of March, the looming government shutdown deadline — combined with increasing uneasiness about the sequester among GOP-aligned constituencies, such as defense contractors — will be the one that will ultimately force some Republican concessions on revenues.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/02/20/senate-dems-look-past-sequester-to-government-shutdown-fight/

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  19. rikyrah says:

    Those who are ‘capable of leisure’
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:16 PM EST

    Those who are currently on a break from work should not complain about those who are not.

    Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) said Wednesday that President Obama has shown he is fully capable of relaxing on vacation, but has yet to demonstrate the kind of leadership needed to avoid the March sequester.

    “As commander-in-chief, the President is responsible for ensuring the health and viability of our national defense capabilities — yet he appears unengaged,” Bishop said. “With only a few days left until sequestration, the President is reported to have been playing golf in Florida. He has certainly proven capable of leisure, now it’s time to prove that he’s capable of leadership.”

    In contrast, Rob Bishop and his congressional colleagues aren’t even in session. With a looming deadline, Congress took the week off, which is one of many vacation days GOP leaders have scheduled for this Congress. Who’s “unengaged” — the one in Washington looking for a compromise or the folks who left town who aren’t interested in a compromise?

    What’s more, I really hope there isn’t a racial subtext to Bishop’s whining. Obama “has certainly proven capable of leisure”? George W. Bush took more time off than any sitting president ever, and I don’t recall members of Congress complaining about Bush proving himself “capable of leisure.”

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/21/17044963-those-who-are-capable-of-leisure?lite

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  20. rikyrah says:

    Union Busting 2.0: Wisconsin Republicans Target Private Sector Unions They Previously Praised

    By Pat Garofalo on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:30 am

    When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) initiated a high-profile effort to bust his state’s public sector unions in 2011, he said that he had no interest in pursuing similar efforts against private sector unions. “Private sector unions are my partner in economic development,” Walker has said. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel noted that he “has consistently downplayed seeking any restrictions on private unions in public statements.”

    Walker also said in December that “he wouldn’t pursue any new bills on public or private unions in the coming legislative session.” However, word evidently did not get down to his Republican colleagues, who introduced and are fast-tracking a bill to allow employers to cut hours of union workers without the unions’ consent:

    Republicans are hurrying bills through the Wisconsin Legislature that they say could prevent layoffs by allowing companies to cut back workers’ hours, but Democrats on Tuesday called them a renewed GOP attack on unions.

    The bills wouldn’t require companies to negotiate with unions about cutting back hours, in contrast to almost all similar laws in other states. But a spokeswoman for the author of the Assembly version of the Wisconsin proposal said there was no intent to harm organized labor.

    The Wisconsin GOP is moving this bill under the guise of creating a “work-sharing” program, which is an idea aimed at using government support to allow businesses to cut back worker hours while not laying off employees (with the government picking up the tab for the hours workers miss). However, “in all but one of the 24 states with work-sharing laws, union representatives must agree to the reduction in hours for their members.” Wisconsin’s bill does not include a similar requirement.

    “Republicans began their war on bargaining rights with Act 10, and with this bill they have now turned their attention to private sector unions,” said state senate Minority Leader Chris Larson (D). “This bill is a clear opening shot at undermining private sector unions.” “The Farrow-Brooks bill says that private sector unions shouldn’t be able to negotiate for their members. It’s one more step toward their goal of ending the right of Wisconsin citizens to have their voice heard in the workplace,” added State Senator Julie Lassa (D).

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/02/20/1614021/wisconsin-private-sector-union-busting/

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  21. rikyrah says:

    Whole Foods’ Chicken Ad Featuring Obama Outrages Neighbors
    The supermarket took down the sign after shoppers complained it was offensive

    A Whole Foods supermarket in New York has removed a sign that used a drawing of President Barack Obama to advertise a sale on chicken after complaints that the ad was offensive.

    The sign outside the supermarket on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, featuring an apparent caricature of Obama advertising an upcoming sale on whole organic chickens, outraged neighbor Woody Henderson.

    http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/NATL-NY-COPY-Whole-Foods-Removes-Chicken-Ad-Featuring-Obama-192247711.html

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  22. rikyrah says:

    Government employment by president (charts)
    By Will Femia
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:41 PM EST.

    The graphics in last night’s Chart Imitates Life segment drew a strong response from the folks I was watching with on Twitter, so I’ve brought the charts here, after the jump. If you’re interested in exploring the statistics yourself and are frustrated by the labyrinthine Bureau of Labor Statistics site, the charts come from Table B-1, here. Scroll way down toward the bottom for the Government sector options. You’re better off with the seasonally adjusted view because otherwise it’s all zig-zaggy. Once you ask it to retrieve the data you’ll be taken to a page that allows you to choose the date range with a check box option for showing a chart. So, for example, if you’re curious what last night’s charts look like all strung together (government employees since 1988)…

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/21/17045080-government-employment-by-president-charts?lite

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  23. rikyrah says:

    Consumer Bureau Said to Warn Banks of Auto Lending Suits

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has told at least four banks that it may sue them over vehicle loans and interest-rate markups by auto dealers that appear discriminatory, according to three people briefed on the matter.

    The banks received letters from the CFPB last week giving them 15 days to provide an explanation of the practice, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren’t public. The letters indicate the bureau believes the banks may have violated the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, a 1974 law that bars discrimination in lending.

    The letters, sent as vehicle loan originations are on the rise, demonstrate that the CFPB may be willing to sanction banks over mark-ups by auto dealers, which were excluded from the bureau’s supervision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Law. As the economy has improved, auto truck loans climbed to $85.8 billion in the third quarter of 2012, according to the Federal Reserve.[....]

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-21/consumer-bureau-said-to-warn-banks-of-auto-lending-suits.html

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  24. rikyrah says:

    The risk for Gov. Snyder in taking over Detroit

    By Laura Conaway

    Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:15 AM EST

    With Michigan on the verge of taking over the failing city of Detroit, our pal Eclectablog updated his famous chart yesterday. If Governor Rick Snyder does in fact appoint an emergency manager for Detroit, the chart shows, then 49 percent of the African-Americans in Michigan will have had their locally elected democracies stripped away. Add in the towns that signed consent agreements with the state to avoid being taken over, and you get to 50.6 percent.

    It is by no means certain that Governor Snyder will appoint an emergency manager for Detroit. With strong support from the city, opponents of the emergency manager law got it repealed through a direct vote in November. Weeks later, Republicans in the legislature then passed a new version of the law, one that lets local officials vote an emergency manager out after 18 months. Nolan Finley of the Detroit News considers the risk for Snyder in taking control of Detroit:

    Fixing all that’s wrong with Detroit in the 18 months an emergency manager will have to work with will take a blitzkrieg. Snyder can’t afford for the takeover to fail.

    Apart from one exception, not a single town or school district put under emergency management has emerged with a happy outcome. In the case of Detroit, Snyder would have a year and a half to either fix the city or convince the Detroit City Council that he was fixing it. Otherwise, they would have the chance to boot his emergency manager sometime in late 2014. That happens to coincide with the campaign for governor and for the legislature. Snyder has not said yet whether he intends to run again, but his popularity has fallen, and Republicans lost seats in the legislature in the last election.

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/21/17044015-the-risk-for-gov-snyder-in-taking-over-detroit?lite

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  25. “Cut off their welfare and all their stuff, and they’ll go back!”

    ______________________

    This made my blood boil. One old racist prick said one thing that can stop them is a gun…another claimed they’re illiterate. I loathe these racist ass holes. You don’t own this country; you ignorant racist prick. It’s equally disgusting to hear John McCain say..they mow our lawns and take care of our babies. As if that’s all hispanics has to offer America? Nothing can be more satisfying than to see hispanic voters give them the finger (make it sweet) and tell republicans to kiss their natural ass.

    Sexy Girl Middle Finger

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  26. Man wins $7.2 million playing slots in friend’s memory after funeral

    JavaScript required to play Man wins $7.2 million playing slots in friend’s memory.

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  27. rikyrah says:

    Ted Cruz has it all figured out
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:41 AM EST

    Given how much Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is in the news, it’s easy to forget that we’re still counting his Senate tenure in weeks, not months or years. The right-wing Texan was sworn into office just last month, and as a rule, first-year Senate rookies traditionally keep their heads down, learning how to do their job.

    But Cruz is a unique character. The Republican senator has earned a reputation for embracing McCarthyism, smearing decorated combat veterans, and making ignorant policy arguments. Frank Bruni noted that Cruz is “an ornery, swaggering piece of work,” preoccupied with “grandstanding and browbeating.” The Atlantic added, “Less than six weeks into his term, a remarkable number of both Republicans and Democrats have come forward to say that they think Cruz is kind of a jerk.”

    And just in case it seemed Democrats couldn’t get any more disgusted by Cruz’s belligerence and offensive antics, now he’s dabbling in racial politics (via Ed Kilgore).

    Sen. Ted Cruz says some of the attacks on fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio by Democrats are motivated by race. Cruz said today the fact that Rubio is a Republican Latino poses a threat to political adversaries. “I think Democrats and the media are afraid of Marco Rubio because he is a smart, intelligent, conservative Hispanic. And they are looking for any excuse they can to attack him, because that threatens them,” Cruz told reporters during a tour of a Texas gun manufacturing plant north of Austin

    Seriously?

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/21/17044639-ted-cruz-has-it-all-figured-out?lite

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  28. Behind every crazy woman

    *************
    bwa ha ha ha ha ha

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  29. rikyrah says:

    Public sides with Obama on minimum wage
    By Steve Benen
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:48 AM EST.

    In its new national poll, the Pew Research Center asked about President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour. The results weren’t close.

    I put together this chart showing the public breakdown, and the fact that Americans, by a nearly three-to-one margin, endorse the White House’s proposal.

    Not surprisingly, there are significant partisan differences, but a minimum-wage increase enjoys majority support regardless of party — 87% of Democrats, 68% of independents, and even 50% of Republicans.

    In Congress, GOP leaders have already rejected Obama’s proposal out of hand. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) condemned the idea within 10 hours of the president’s State of the Union address, and a day later, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the minimum wage shouldn’t exist at all.

    I should also note that there are alternatives to a minimum-wage increase, and some are quite credible

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/02/21/17044229-public-sides-with-obama-on-minimum-wage?lite

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  30. leutisha says:

    Good morning, 3Chics. As you can see, I’m definitely NOT a morning person (growl)

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  31. rikyrah says:

    Pecking at News Crumbs as Obama Feeds Anchors

    By Alexis Simendinger – February 21, 2013

    Wednesday at the White House, and not for the first time, I felt like a seagull . . . a flighty, familiar, noisy pest, flapping around the president’s press briefing room, picking up news crumbs from Wichita, Oklahoma City and San Francisco.

    On a sun-filled afternoon, eight local TV anchors met President Obama for as series of “exclusive” interviews, talked policy with the secretaries of transportation and education, posed with first dog Bo, and enjoyed tours of the White House.

    The cheery band of visiting news anchors — stuffed into what they noted was a surprisingly small and untidy briefing room otherwise used by the White House press corps — gained something rare, prized, even exotic: They had access. The president of the United States answered their questions.

    Naturally, I asked them to tell me what was happening on my beat.

    I can walk within feet of the Oval Office. I raise my hand at Obama’s (infrequent) news conferences. I’ve shouted questions over the din of Marine One rotor blades. This is, by the way, the fourth president I’ve covered. So, I know the drill when local media set up shop at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. I remember when Presidents Clinton and Bush and their Cabinets and senior advisers courted visiting local talk show hosts during “Radio Days” at the White House (in election years, of course). For all presidents, local is always alluring.

    So it helps to be a TV anchor from the Midwest, or the Northeast, or from states with loads of government contractors (this week), if you want to sit down with Obama. Some of the anchors said they’d been asking the White House for the opportunity for years.

    “We saw Bo today!” said an amused Kevin Ogle, a lantern-jawed and very friendly anchor and political program host with KFOR in Oklahoma City. “Everybody got a picture like that.”

    I had asked Ogle, while he waited for his video to feed to his station, to describe how the president’s staff worked with his team to fill his station’s Twitter account, Facebook and Web pages, plus the multiple evening newscasts.

    “I’m not believing on our Facebook page how many people are ‘liking’ the photos we’re posting,” chimed in Susan Peters, an assertive, energetic anchor for Wichita’s KAKE. “And we’re in the middle of a winter storm!”

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/02/21/pecking_at_news_crumbs_as_obama_feeds_anchors.html

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    • Ametia says:

      SWEET; PBo knows he needs to get the message out to the locals. the D.C. jackals are in a tight CIRCLE JERK.

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      • leutisha says:

        What’s cracking me up is how he’s shut out the National media. He knows that local affiliates have nothing to lose because they’re expected to report the NEWS.

        Face it, he’s given CNN, Fox, MSNBC and errybody else equal opportunity to report him fairly and objectively – instead they always went for how to twist what he said and sensationalize it. The fact that Fox got Helen Thomas’ seat at the White House Press Room during Bush’s crime regime and continued to hang on to it during POTUS administration – still makes me want to puke, because they used it to have Ed Henry continue to publicly disrespect the man.

        I don’t blame him for shutting them out. Maybe they’ll figure out they need to behave like responsible member of journalism and stop making shyt up, even when they’re told in person what the hell is actually going on.

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      • Ametia says:

        Indeed! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH WAAAH! We wanna take a pic of you and TIGER playin golf. Details at 11. SMGDH

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      • Fugg them but good! Whiny ass mofos!

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  32. rikyrah says:

    FYI: Barack Obama Is Waging A “WAR On Black Men

    Y’all talk like THIS is “Barry” Obama…

    After many days, months and years of pleading by many members of the Black community, Barack Obama finally went to Chicago to speak to the masses about gun violence and what changes need to occur in order for things to improve. For some people this one address would be much more important than ALL of his campaign, inauguration, and State of the Union speeches combined. He was finally talking solely to the African-American community at large, and not as a bullet-point of a larger issue, but solely focused on Black problems. So last Friday, his speech at Hyde Park Academy was much anticipated. But it’s the post-speech analysis that is truly interesting, because the major underlying point of his address, to many Black people, came off as an unwarranted ATTACK on Black men instead of a dissertation of how to effectively establish change in negatively-effected communities. The truth is, the people who say that BS have COMPLETELY missed the point.

    I listened to this speech closely (as I do ANYTIME I get the opportunity to hear him speak) and found nothing wrong with his tone, delivery or candor, but according to MANY Black men and women who listening to this same speech, he’s doing nothing more than scolding the Black community for their perceived ills as opposed to helping them. They are MAD as hell because they believe he goes out of his way to pander to other communities when they are going through problems, yet points his finger condescendingly in Black people’s faces when a serious issue arises, WITHOUT offering substantive help. For example, he addressed Newtown with a sense of sadness and support, yet addresses Black people in Chicago by admonishing them for not being better parents and citizens. In fact, one commentary I heard on the news was led by a pundit stating “it seems like Obama is waging a war against poor Black men”. As much as I can understand where that point of view comes from, that perspective is absolute BULLSH*T.

    In life, true CHANGE is located at the intersection of MOTIVATION and OPPORTUNITY. As a politician, it is Barack’s job to provide OPPORTUNITY to the people so that, when inclined, they can use their motivation to take advantage of said opportunity and improve their circumstances. But in REAL life, change can not be enacted by attempting to force motivation ahead of opportunity or vice versa. This is something that must come TOGETHER or else the effort to change will be completely POINTLESS.

    http://www.thisisyourconscience.com/2013/02/fyi-barack-obama-is-waging-a-war-on-black-men/

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    • Ametia says:

      I’ll have what he’s having.

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    • leutisha says:

      I understand the author’s frustration, but there is a point of those who listen to the POTUS. He does tend to “fuss” at Black folk, but when he addresses the LGBT crowd Latinos, or any other group other than US, they don’t get the same tone or appearance of condenscending.

      I confess, as a person who has worked in EEO enforcement and policy for more than 15 years, I’m trained to look for patterns to indicate disparaties in treatment of groups. Please bear with me on this.

      I’m going to name some examples of these observations – draw your own conclusions, but don’t shoot those I present in an effort to defend the POTUS. He is human, and yes, sometimes, he might get it WRONG.

      Shirley Sherrod – no excuse for not knowing who she was. You may wish to blame the Agriculture Secretary all you want, but the reality is, a Cabinet member is not going to move on an action like they took with her unless that order comes from the White House. Where I will lay the blame is on the POTUS’ inner circle for not doing their homework and informing hiim of her background, her activism in Civil Rights and not that knee-jerk reaction from them or the NAACP (hell, it was THEIR video).

      Van Jones – he was supposed to be the Green Jobs CZAR; yet after whining from the media about his previous activism, he’s forced to resign after a few months. No defending of hiim from the White House, either.

      Susan Rice – she is the UN Ambassador, and far more qualified than those whom she would have testified before the Senate in a confirmation hearing. Instead of defending her and allowing a hearing, the White House punted and went to John Kerry. I know, the POTUS was going with whom he believes he can get through a confirmation process, but he could have at least defended her.

      Has Chuck Hagel’s name been removed from confirmation as Sec Def yet? There’s talk of a recess appointment or appointment by Executive Order for him.

      POTUS’ inner circle and replacements? All of ‘em are white, or white and female. What’s up with that? Just because Eric Holder is still in the Cabinet, he does not have access to the Inner Circle, and these are the mofos that have the POTUS’ ear. No brothas, and please don’t protest about Valerie Jarrett, either. There’s no one else of African-American descent within 200 miles of the White House that cannot pass a background check? GTFOOWTS. Sorry, as much as I defend the POTUS, I have to call what I see when I see it.

      Okay, rant over.

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      • Ametia says:

        Rant duly note, Leutisha. I think PBO’s learned a great deal from the last 4 years, and we’re already seeing that he’s not taking shit from the GOP OBSTRUCTIONIST.

        Here’s the thing. Folks can get as angry as they want with the president, but I say angry is good, only for so long. Yes; the LBGT and nem get the attention, they scream the loudest, they protest, they march, they get up in your face, and they get what they want.

        Black folks used to protest, march, and stay with an issue, until it got attention and resolution, today; not so much. Some of us do sit back and whine but don’t do any of the concrete things that require change.

        So I say, folks need to speak out, be clear about their needs and wants, present the plans and the actions they are taking to affect change to their local elected officials. Politics is local.

        You and I both know that America’s Black communities are in need of an overhaul. i don’t think the president’s tone was condescending. Someone who was and on most levels still a community organizer, knows this is where we start. His job, along with congress, is to enact laws that will benefit us all.

        So, I’m not going to make this about the president, I say mobilize, plan, implement from within and call on our elected officials from without, including PBO to help us inact the changes.

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  33. rikyrah says:

    Some years ago I went to an exhibit about lynchings. And in the pictures, they showed folks having picnics at lynchings, bringing children and taking pictures.

    THAT is what this reminds me of.

    THEY NEVER CHANGE.

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  34. Ametia says:

    Why Republican governors are saying yes to Medicaid, no to Obamacare’s exchanges
    Posted by Sarah Kliff on February 21, 2013 at 8:58 am

    In the span of a month, some of Obamacare’s most ardent opponents have come to embrace one of the law’s most crucial programs: The Medicaid expansion.
    With seven Republican governors now signed up, most recently Florida’s Rick Scott on Wednesday, Republican-led states now account for nearly one-third of those expected to take the federal government’s money to expand Medicaid up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line.

    SNIP

    That’s the story with the exchanges: There’s little political upside to building one, but lots of potential fallout. On the Medicaid expansion, the calculus is completely different. The federal government cannot provide a back-up Medicaid expansion—and governors are deciding whether to extend health insurance to hundreds of thousands of their residents.
    The Urban Institute ran the numbers and found that, if all states participate in the Medicaid expansion, it would bring $952 billion in new federal dollars to state Medicaid programs and cover 21.3 million people. For the first three years, the federal government will also cover all costs for those newly-eligible enrollees. That’s way more than it usually pays for Medicaid: The federal government typically foots somewhere between 50 and 70 percent of a state’s Medicaid bills, depending on poverty levels.

    For states, the implications of this could be huge: Nearly $1 trillion in new federal funding would cover many of the medical bills that, right now, go unpaid. They’re usually picked up by hospitals or local governments, which run indigent care programs.
    Or, as Scott put it in a press conference last night, “While the federal government is committed to paying 100 percent of the costs, I cannot deny Floridians who need access to health care.”
    If Scott did not opt-into the new program, he foresaw himself having to explain to Floridians why their federal tax dollars would fund a Medicaid expansion in other states, but not the one where they lived.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/02/21/why-republican-governors-are-saying-yes-to-medicaid-no-to-obamacares-exchanges/

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  35. Ametia says:

    Oh dear GOD; SAY.IT.ISN’T.SO. Selling pics of Dorner’s dismembered, charred body…. I can’t, I just can’t.

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  36. rikyrah says:

    TPM: Lost in the political fight between President Obama and Marco Rubio, is that the White House’s leaked bill is the first new proposal from anyone involved in negotiations that actually specifies its path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

    Given that the details of legalization are one of the most contentious issues in the process, it’s worth taking a look at what they came up with. Here are some of the highlights from the section detailing the new path to citizenship, which are part of a broader draft that also includes border security provisions and new restrictions on employers to prevent them from hiring undocumented workers.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2013/02/how-obamas-path-to-citizenship-actually-works.php?ref=fpb

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    • leutisha says:

      Anchor Baby wrote a check that his ass can’t cash. You don’t pick fights with the POTUS. He’d better ask those who have tried that shyt and got their asses handed right back to them on silver platters (cough, Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor, cough).

      Even Yertle won’t take him on directly, since his claim that his sole mission was to make the POTUS a “one-term POTUS” blew up in his chinless face better than Tony Soprano.

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  37. rikyrah says:

    What’s Happened In The Trayvon Martin Case Since You Stopped Paying Attention

    By Judd Legum on Feb 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    It’s been nearly a year since George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old on his way back to his father’s townhouse. In the weeks following the shooting, the story captured the nation’s attention, culminating with Zimmerman being charged with second-degree murder last April.

    But as the story has receded from the headlines, the legal case has plodded along and the trial is likely to be completed this summer. Here’s what you may have missed:

    1. Zimmerman has spent over $300,000 in donations over the last year and is desperate for more funds to finance his defense. Zimmerman has “spent more than $125,000″ on living expenses — not including security — over the last year. His lawyer acknowledged that “Zimmerman’s personal spending may seem exorbitant.” Zimmerman is considering asking the court to declare him “indigent, meaning the public would have to pay for Zimmerman’s defense.” Zimmerman was also sued by a security company for unpaid bills. [Orlando Sentinel, 1/20/2013; Miami Herald, 12/27/12]

    2. The trial has been set for June 10. Zimmerman recently asked for a delay of the trial until November but a judge denied his request. Zimmerman’s lawyer says it is “physically impossible for us to be prepared” for trial at that time. A separate proceeding, essentially a mini-trial, to determine whether Zimmerman is immune from prosecution due to Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, is scheduled for April 22. [Orlando Sentinel, 2/5/13; Headline News, 2/13/13]

    3. New forensic analysis “casts doubt on Zimmerman’s timeline on the night he shot and killed the unarmed teen.” The analysis was done by “Michael Knox, a retired Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detective and crime scene investigator.” According to Knox, “based on the times and distances Zimmerman said he covered, Zimmerman would have still been on the phone with Sanford police when he claims he was attacked by Martin.” Knox says that other aspects of Zimmerman’s story, like the claim Martin was leaning over him at the time the shot was fired, are supported by forensic evidence. [News 4 Jacksonville, 2/10/13]

    4. Zimmerman has gained 105 pounds. [Orlando Sentinel, 1/20/2013]

    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/14/1594051/whats-happened-in-the-trayvon-martin-case-since-you-stopped-paying-attention/

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    • leutisha says:

      They keep getting Zimmerman over his finances. The court wants to know what he’s done with 300K and trying to declare himself too broke to pay court costs. You have to be damned near homeless to get anything free from the court system. They figure if he’s got 300K to blow, he can pay the court as well to try his ass.

      And stress eating will always put on the pounds. That mutha can’t go in public to eat because some foreign matter might find its way into his food, unless he frequents where the Klan break bread.

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  38. rikyrah says:

    Charles Pierce: Things In Politico That Make Me Want To Guzzle Antifreeze, Part The Infinity

    Good Christ, what does it take? A silver fking bullet?

    What will it possibly take to get our courtier press to stop taking seriously the latest pronouncement from the Sinai of his own ego emitted by N. Leroy Gingrich, Definer of Civilization’s Rules And Leader (perhaps) Of The Civilizing Forces? When will they all collapse from the effort it takes to keep his Macy Parade-caliber megalomania aloft?

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Your_Daily_Dose_Of_Politico

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    • Ametia says:

      McGrump and Leroy are all over da tubes. Their shelf life will expire, when there’s no longer tv or they die first.

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      • leutisha says:

        Don’t forget Ms. Lindsay – always going on the tube, throwing a fit and getting the vapors so much, we in the DC blogs have nicknamed him “Senator Hissy Fit…” with his slip always showing.

        Those morons get so much air time, they suck all the life out of TV.

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  39. rikyrah says:

    RIP Malcolm X (today’s the anniversary of his passing away).

    @DanaGarrett
    @ReignOfApril @kdbunny78 I interviewed on the radio the NYC cop who listened in on the wiretap of Malcolm X. He came to admire Malcolm X.

    @DanaGarrett
    @ReignOfApril The ex NYC cop said they hoped to find something illegal or hypocritical about Malcolm X, but they could find nothing.

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  40. rikyrah says:

    there are no words about them selling pictures.

    evil muthafuckas.

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  41. rikyrah says:

    It’s a HEAT WAVE HERE.

    26 DEGREES!!

    woo hoo!!!

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  42. When OJ wrote the book “IF I Did IT”..the media was all over it and covered it wall to wall. A black man is lynched in broad daylight and now they’re selling photos of the dead body and the media squeezes their eyes shut. Why is that?

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    • leutisha says:

      Dirty Mofos, period.

      And don’t get me started on OJ – lyin mutha. When he wrote that damned book, he basically told everybody who supported his ass that he probably did it. Now, I’m not saying he should have killed that ‘ho he was married to…but as Chris Rock says, “I understand….”

      The “librul” media would be all over that because a Black Man was confessing he killed a White Woman, and Double Jeopardy came attached – drove the saltines crazy.

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  43. Why is the media silent/covering up about the lynching of Christopher Dorner?

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    • rikyrah says:

      because they’d have to ask a whole lotta questions that they never want to ask.

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    • Ametia says:

      Because they are just as evil, racist, and self-serving as the LAPD

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      • leutisha says:

        We might not see Soledad for a minute. ON the first conference I did with her on those “Black IN America” series in the big Apple, Jill and I asked her who’s idea it was to go with those documentaries and Soledad replied they were her brainchildren. Got high ratings too, but CNN is trying to be Fox News Lite. The next black person on CNN’s chopping block will probably be Don Lemon, and they hope we won’t be paying attention. TJ Holmes is already gone to BET (don’t know if his show is still up and running).

        As if FAKE NOISE has the ratings. They lie about that, too, and say that their audience of Black people is at least 10%, when the actually, according to Nielsen, is that their Black viewership is estimated at 29,000 and dropping. SMDH, I’m trying to figure out who are the 29,000 Black dumbasses who are still watching FOX.

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    • leutisha says:

      I’m gonna echo Rik’s response – those mofos don’t want to do their actual jobs, which would mean starting with Dorner’s manifesto against the LAPD, and the whole corrupt history of the Police Department, including promotions of those who happen to not get caught on that Rodney King video, and going back to business as usual once that Consent Decree was lifted.

      Those questions MUST be answered honestly, if a true and accurate coverage of Chris Dorner’s issues and what drove him to do what he did, are to be presented.

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  44. Rachel Noerdlinger‏@rachelnoerd

    @TheRevAl will interview .@BarackObama today on his radio show. It will air on Keepin it Real”- 1 pm hr. Listen at http://www.waok.com .

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  45. Good morning, everyone!

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