Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lindsey Graham Calls Reality 'Crap' After Benghazi Report Proves There Was No Cover Up

Lindsey Graham Calls Reality 'Crap' After Benghazi Report Proves There Was No Cover Up

The mistake made here was instead of asking Graham to defend the two years of tin foil screeching, CNN host Gloria Borger asked if the report exonerated the administration. Yes, ask a Republican professional Obama-hater if a report that everyone else in the free world interprets to not only exonerate the administration but call into question Republican conspiracy selling, if he thinks the report exonerates the man he hates.

Graham knows how to get around reality. A simple disclaimer started it all off with “In my view, uh….” In other words, reality won’t be playing on CNN during this segment. Thanks so much world. Graham nattered on until Borger interrupted, “Yes or no, Senator Graham to which he scrunched up his angry face to petulantly declare, “No! No! I think the report is full of crap! Quite frankly.”
  -- Which is precisely the reaction one would expect from a Republican.

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of America | Mother Jones

Meet the Fortune 500 Companies Funding the Political Resegregation of America | Mother Jones

In North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, to name just three, GOPers have recast state and congressional districts to consolidate black voters into what the political pros call "majority-minority districts" to diminish the influence of these voters. North Carolina is an especially glaring example: GOP-redistricting after the 2010 elections led to half the state's black population—1.1 million people—being corralled into one-fifth of the state legislative and congressional districts. "The districts here take us back to a day of segregation that most of us thought we'd moved away from," State Sen. Dan Blue Jr., who was previously North Carolina's first black House speaker, told the Nation in 2012.
  

Addicting Info – Indianapolis Newspaper Runs Horribly Racist Cartoon, Deletes It After Social Media Mockery

Addicting Info – Indianapolis Newspaper Runs Horribly Racist Cartoon, Deletes It After Social Media Mockery

Now, of course printing such a cartoon the day after the President delayed deportation on millions of undocumented immigrants is irresponsible, to put it mildly. Such a cartoon should never have been printed at all. However, to make matters worse, the Indianapolis Star didn’t immediately delete the entire cartoon. They just edited out the mustache on the immigrant father to make it seem less racist. Obviously, they failed. After being mocked for the “correction” to the cartoon via Twitter, it was deleted altogether, and the paper’s Executive editor Jeff Taylor later issued the following statement:
  

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fox cries foul over Obama’s Bible quotes in immigration speech: That’s ‘not proper use!’

Fox cries foul over Obama’s Bible quotes in immigration speech: That’s ‘not proper use!’

“Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too,” the president said Thursday night. “My fellow Americans, we are and always will be a nation of immigrants. We were strangers once, too.”

On Fox & Friends, Tucker Carlson accused the president of using the Biblical quotations to prove that “God is on [his] side.” “It’s repugnant,” Carlson said, “for this guy specifically, the president who spent his career defending late-term abortion, among other things, lecturing us on Christian faith? That’s too much. That is too much. This is the Christian left at work, and it’s repugnant.”
  

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

taking a break


I'm currently enjoying a week in Houston Texas with A friend from Georgia.

Monday, November 17, 2014

guess who wants to repeal the 14th amendment


Addicting Info – Keystone XL Dies Quietly As Canada Approves Alternate Proposal

Addicting Info – Keystone XL Dies Quietly As Canada Approves Alternate Proposal

To accomplish this, TransCanada would convert approximately 3,000 kilometers of existing natural gas pipeline to transporting tar sands. This is only small part of Canada’s over 480,000 kilometres natural gas transportation and distribution network, but it does mean a shifting of distribution as it would reduce the capacity of a critical west-east link in the distribution network. This has brought significant criticism of the plan over this capacity reduction. In their defense, TransCanada is quick to point out that the link is significantly underutilized, so the conversion of some of it to tar sands should not cause any disruption.
  

Sunday, November 16, 2014

How is it that 6 years of opposing everything isn't "poisoning the well"?

How is it that 6 years of opposing everything isn't "poisoning the well"?

If President Obama moves on immigration, they are going to oppose everything he does.

If President Obama doesn't move on immigration, they are going to oppose everything he does.

Republicans are going to oppose everything President Obama does and accuse him of not working with them no matter what.

I'm not sure what part of this story you don't get. As reporters in the media, you would think you would notice this trend.

Why would anyone who's watched Republicans over the last 6 years think anything different?

Yet you keep highlighting the same ridiculous stories over and over again. Even when Republicans tell you that they're going to do nothing but oppose President Obama, you keep insisting that maybe, just maybe, there's something President Obama could do to change this.

Why do reporters so rarely ask Republicans what a compromise might look like?
  

Washington Cathedral’s first Muslim prayer service interrupted by heckler - The Washington Post

Washington Cathedral’s first Muslim prayer service interrupted by heckler - The Washington Post

The Arabic call to prayer echoed among the vaulted stone arches and faded away, followed by an impassioned sermon from Ebrahim Rasool, a Muslim scholar who is South Africa’s ambassador to the United States. Rasool called on Muslims, Christians and others to come together and make “common cause” in the fight against extremists who appropriate Islam.

“We come to this cathedral with sensitivity and humility but keenly aware that it is not a time for platitudes, because mischief is threatening the world,” Rasool said. “The challenge for us today is to reconstitute a middle ground of good people . . . whose very existence threatens extremism.”