Tuesday Open Thread | The man who punched Dylan Roof speaks out

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87 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | The man who punched Dylan Roof speaks out

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    This is good parenting?



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    Someone at POU commented the last 8 years have been this:

    Isaiah 54:17King James Version (KJV)

    17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

    The Republicans tried to sink Obama. Instead, the party imploded

    If your political priorities are the total defeat of a single politician – not the advancement of your own policies – it fans the flames of extremism
    Tuesday 9 August 2016 11.20 EDT

    It may seem too early to call, but we already have a winner in the 2016 election.

    He’s someone the pundits wrote off long ago. An improbable outsider who rode an insurgent wave to snatch the nomination from the establishment. An unconventional politician whose raucous rallies underscored his appeal to voters far outside his party base.

    His name is Barack Obama. And he can thank the freak show that is Donald Trump’s Republican party for restoring his stature as a unifying, national leader with a moderated and mature approach to a complex and unstable world.

    Eight years ago, Obama represented an existential threat to the Republican party, and not just because he was going to lead the Democratic party to win the White House and Congress by large margins.

    No, Obama’s biggest threat was that he could realign American politics, shifting it fundamentally towards progressives for a generation. He and his campaign aides talked privately of being the Reagan of the left: a transformative figure who would leave an indelible legislative mark at home and restore America’s position on the world stage.


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    usually, the GOP’ers use the OFFICE for the GRIFT afterwards.

    They aren’t used to the NOMINEE using the ACTUAL CAMPAIGN as the GRIFT.


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    Rio is 2 hours ahead, if you’re on Central Standard Time and 1 hour ahead of you’re on EST.

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    Uh huh
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    Trump Agrees To Three Debates—But He Wants To See The Conditions First
    Published AUGUST 9, 2016, 2:01 PM EDT
    Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will “absolutely” commit to three presidential debates with Hillary Clinton, but he suggested that he’d try to renegotiate the terms first.

    “I will absolutely do three debates,” Trump said in a phone interview with Time. “I want to debate very badly. But I have to see the conditions.”

    He went on to imply that he may try to change the terms of the debates.

    “I renegotiated the debates in the primaries, remember? They were making a fortune on them and they had us in for three and a half hours and I said that’s ridiculous,” Trump said.

    During the Republican primaries, Trump planned to skip two debates, although the second debate he planned to skip was ultimately canceled.

    Trump said he also reserved the right to object to the Commission on Presidential Debates’ choice of moderators, telling Time that “certain moderators would be unacceptable, absolutely.”


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    New report examines country’s racial wealth divide



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  50. Darren Wilson should be in prison for the brutal murder of #MikeBrown. #ArrestDarrenWilson #Ferguson

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    You know what? I’m not buying all these GOPers are denouncing Trump and cherry picking the reasons why, at this juncture.

    It’s all to suit them politically. NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. Trump is who they are, pure and simple.

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    U.S. fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)
    — Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first American Muslim woman to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab, lambasted Trump for his immigration plans. “I think his words are very dangerous,” Muhammad, who competed in team sabre competition yesterday, told CNN. “When these types of comments are made, no one thinks about how they really affect people. I’m African American. I don’t have another home to go to. My family was born here. I was born here. I’ve grown up in Jersey. All my family’s from Jersey. It’s like, well, where do we go?” Cindy Boren notes that “Muhammad, 30, is a Duke graduate and now lives and trains in New York.”


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    Hillary Clinton has a new plan for fracked gas in America entitled, “Hillary Clinton’s Plan for Ensuring Safe and Responsible Natural Gas Production,” and it isn’t good. Increased extraction and use of a fossil fuel that’s known for it’s epic, months-long leaks and is 80 times more potent a global warming pollutant than Carbon Dioxide isn’t leadership, it’s a climate catastrophe. And it highlights the concern that, once again, candidates running for our highest office are treating Black and Brown issues as the flavor of the month, instead of investing in a steady diet of climate justice and “keep it in the ground” policies that protect and empower these communities perpetually. Let me explain:

    A closer look at Secretary Clinton’s Natural Gas Production plan should raise questions, if not alarms, to everyone concerned about climate change, including, most especially, the low-wealth/communities of color who see disproportionate impacts from climate chaos. Clinton’s platform makes the un-deliverable promise that she “will ensure safe and responsible natural gas production as we move towards a clean energy future.” This statement, 17 words in total, is the soul of her mis-leading — we cannot move towards a clean energy future by extracting a fossil fuel that is 80 times more potent at polluting our climate than carbon dioxide. The idea itself reminds me of my favorite Jamiroquai album entitled, “Traveling Without Moving.”

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    By Laura Vozzella August 8 at 6:54 PM 

    RICHMOND — Armed with an autopen, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said two weeks ago that he had all he needed to swiftly but individually restore voting rights to more than 200,000 felons.

    But McAuliffe (D) has since decided that he needs something else: time.

    McAuliffe brought delegates to their feet at last month’s Democratic National Convention when he vowed to defy the state’s highest court, which had just struck down his April executive order to restore voting rights to felons who had completed their sentences. He said the 200,000 felons would have their rights back in the space of two weeks.



  55. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    “Minneapolis police reveal changes to use of force policy”


    “Minneapolis police and city officials on Monday unveiled new use-of-force policies aimed at mending the police-public divide.

    “Key among the policy changes: Officers now must intervene if they witness inappropriate use of force by their colleagues.

    The policy also now adds a “sanctity of life” clause with a greater emphasis on de-escalation of situations. Previously, de-escalation was encouraged, but not mandated.”

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      Unions Press Clinton on Outsourcing Of U.S. Jobs
      By John Solomon and Matthew Mosk
      Washington Post Staff Writers
      Saturday, September 8, 2007

      When Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton flew to New Delhi to meet with Indian business leaders in 2005, she offered a blunt assessment of the loss of American jobs across the Pacific. “There is no way to legislate against reality,” she declared. “Outsourcing will continue. . . . We are not against all outsourcing; we are not in favor of putting up fences.”

      Two years later, as a Democratic presidential hopeful, Clinton struck a different tone when she told students in New Hampshire that she hated “seeing U.S. telemarketing jobs done in remote locations far, far from our shores.”

      The two speeches delivered continents apart highlight the delicate balance the senator from New York, a dedicated free-trader, is seeking to maintain as she courts two competing constituencies: wealthy Indian immigrants who have pledged to donate and raise as much as $5 million for her 2008 campaign and powerful American labor unions that are crucial to any Democratic primary victory.

      Despite aggressive courtship by Democratic candidates, major unions such as the AFL-CIO, the Teamsters and the Service Employees International Union have withheld their endorsements as they scrutinize the candidates’ records and solicit views on a variety of issues.


  56. rikyrah says:

    Sending you positive thoughts and prayers.

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    Good Morning 😊 , Everyone 😆


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