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15 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | Reggae |Eek A Mouse

  1. rikyrah says:

    Sick, evil azz muthaphuckas. Put them UNDER THE JAIL.

    Upstate Couple Intended to Abuse Amish Sisters, Sheriff Says

    By BENJAMIN MUELLER and KRISTIN HUSSEY
    AUG. 16, 2014

    The couple charged with kidnapping two young Amish sisters from their farm in upstate New York intended to abuse them, the authorities said on Saturday.

    Nicole Vaisey, 25, and Stephen Howells II, 39, were arrested on Friday and charged with two counts each of first-degree kidnapping. According to a criminal complaint, there was “intent to inflict physical injury” or to violate or abuse the girls sexually.

    In a news conference on Saturday, Kevin M. Wells, the St. Lawrence County sheriff, portrayed the kidnapping as an opportunistic crime that emerged out of a longer-standing plan to abuse children. The couple did not previously know the sisters, Delila Miller, 7, and Fannie Miller, 12, Sheriff Wells said, nor did they approach them because they were Amish.

    It was the sight of two children alone at a roadside vegetable stand that drew the couple’s attention,

    “They were looking for opportunities to victimize,” he said, adding, “A lot of thought process went into this.”

    When asked whether the couple had hurt the children, Sheriff Wells said only that “the girls have been victims of crimes.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/nyregion/upstate-couple-intended-to-abuse-amish-sisters-sheriff-says.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

  2. rikyrah says:

    Published on Aug 6, 2014

    During the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Symposium for African Spouses, the First Lady and Mrs. Laura Bush took part in a moderated conversation with NPR’s Cokie Roberts on August 6, 2014.

    http://youtu.be/Eh2WQDgBnPs

  3. rikyrah says:

    but but …..GOP WAVE Election!

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    2014 Generic Congressional Vote: FOX News: Dems 46%, GOP 39% : Dems + 7, CBS News: Dems 41% GOP: 37%: Dems +4 #POLLS

    10:51 PM – 15 Aug 2014

  4. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. EEK a Mouse! Loveing this, Sg2.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Hawaii’s Schatz beats primary challenger in storm-delayed Democratic race

    in storm-delayed Democratic race
    Published August 16, 2014
    Associated Press

    Hawaii Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz fended off a primary challenger Friday night after the dramatic election was extended nearly a week over Tropical Storm Iselle.

    Schatz defeated Rep. Colleen Hanabusa after a makeup election for more than 8,000 voters in two remote precincts that were clobbered by a tropical storm.

    The race divided Hawaii’s political establishment over who would fill the term of the late Sen. Daniel Inouye.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/16/storm-hit-hawaii-voters-decide-us-senate-primary/

  6. rikyrah says:

    Wash. Post Recasts Rand Paul As Civil Rights Ally, Forgetting Their Own Reporting
    Blog ››› August 15, 2014 11:37 AM ED

    The Washington Post reporter Dan Balz portrayed Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) as a key figure who can help GOP outreach to racial minorities, following Paul’s criticism of Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement and their role in the Michael Brown killing. But Balz ignored Paul’s previous opposition to the Civil Rights Act, despite having reported on it in 2010.

    In his August 14 article, Balz highlighted Paul’s opinion piece in Time decrying the response of Missouri police to protests in the wake of the police shooting of the 18-year-old Brown. Paul acknowledged in his piece that race skews “the application of criminal justice in this country” and criticized the “militarization of our law enforcement” — which Balz characterized as “a shift away” from typical conservative rhetoric. According to Balz, Paul’s acknowledgement of racial disparities in particular “sets him apart from others in his party,” allowing him to help expand the GOP’s base (emphasis added):

    Paul is a prospective 2016 presidential candidate and the leading proponent of libertarian philosophy among elected officials. In Ferguson, he has found circumstances almost tailor-made to advance his worldview. In doing so, he continues to set himself apart from others in the Republican Party with the hope of expanding the party’s coalition and advancing his own political future.

    In this case, he blames the militarization of local police on big government and especially Washington’s willingness to provide such materiel to local communities. His comments on race mark another moment in which he is trying to show an openness to the issues affecting African Americans that sets him apart from others in his party.

    But in 2010 Balz himself reported that Paul had “embarrassed the GOP establishment” by “questioning parts of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.”

    In an interview while running for his Kentucky Senate seat, Paul had said that while he supported portions of the Act, particularly in regards to ending discrimination by the government, he also believed “in freedom” and “private ownership.” When asked if “it would be okay for Dr. King not to be served at the counter at Woolworth’s,” Paul responded that such action would be “abhorrent” but implied he would support the private owner’s right to discriminate.

    Racial discrimination by private actors is prohibited by both Title II and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

    As Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler noted, Paul also came to a similar conclusion in a 2002 letter to a newspaper, saying “Decisions concerning private property and associations should in a free society be unhindered. As a consequence, some associations will discriminate.” Kessler also drew attention to Paul’s 2010 interview with Rachel Maddow, where the congressman was the most explicit in his reservations about crucial parts of the Civil Rights Act:

    http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/08/15/wash-post-recasts-rand-paul-as-civil-rights-all/200451

  7. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  8. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Good Morning!

    A bit of biographical info on Ofc. Darren Brown who has worked for the Ferguson Police Department for 4 years:

    “A Youth, an Officer and 2 Paths to a Fatal Encounter”

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/us/ferguson-mo-michael-brown-and-darren-wilson-2-paths-to-a-fatal-encounter.html?_r=2

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