Thursday, September 3, 2015

‘My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

‘My children slipped through my hands': father of drowned Syrian boy

“I was holding my wife’s hand. But my children slipped through my hands. We tried to cling to the small boat, but it was deflating. It was dark and everyone was screaming,” Abdullah Kurdi told Turkey’s Dogan news agency of the sinking.

Kim Davis found in contempt and taken into federal custody by US Marshals

Kim Davis found in contempt and taken into federal custody by US Marshals

Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky county clerk, was found in contempt of court and taken into federal custody.

U.S. District Court Judge David Bunning ordered Davis, the Rowan County clerk, to be jailed on the contempt charges until she agrees to comply with multiple court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The judge ordered her held indefinitely because he did not believe fines would be enough to compel her to follow the law.

A Question From Chris Hayes


Why isn't the U.S. taking in more refugees?

The U.S. has taken in only 1,000 Syrian refugees so far. Chris Hayes makes the case that we should be taking in many more - and every presidential candidate should be forced to go on the record on the issue.

Posted by All In with Chris Hayes on Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Addicting Info – Michelle Obama Scores Huge Victory As Food Companies See Profits From Healthy School Food Explode

Addicting Info – Michelle Obama Scores Huge Victory As Food Companies See Profits From Healthy School Food Explode

There’s two realities at play here: The first is that corporations can and will make money even under evil government regulations. Republican whining about free markets and how the government shouldn’t pick winners and losers it pure bullshit and always has been. And they’ve always known it. A prime example of this is how Republicans loudly approve of billions a year in subsidies to the oil industry (the most profitable industry to ever exist) but scream bloody murder over every penny given to solar. If they REALLY believed in the “free market”, they would want all subsidies ended.

The History Channel:  This Day In History


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mitch McConnell's Announcement Incites Republicans To Shutdown The Government

Mitch McConnell's Announcement Incites Republicans To Shutdown The Government

After Republicans failed to defund Planned Parenthood exactly one month ago, a group of theocratic conservatives in the House pledged not to vote for any government funding bill that includes Planned Parenthood. The provocative stance creates the potential for yet another fiscal crisis as part of the evangelical Republican battle plan against people in government that believe religion has no place in women’s healthcare decisions. The Republicans who are enthralled with the idea of legislating by religion intend to shut down the government if they cannot deny millions of poor and low-income women access to cancer screenings, family planning assistance, and reproductive healthcare.

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been married 4 times and gave birth out of wedlock | Daily Mail Online

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis has been married 4 times and gave birth out of wedlock | Daily Mail Online

Davis divorced in 1994, 2006 and 2008, court records show
She gave birth to twins five months after divorcing her first husband
Their father was identified as her third husband, according to court records
Davis, 49, could face fines or jail time after refusing to issue the licenses on Tuesday, just a day after the Supreme Court ruled against her

The saddest thing about this story is the folks who've misled, encouraged, and maneuvered her into the national spotlight will, no doubt, abandon her when her usefulness as a fundraising hook has played out.

Ted Cruz: “Southern States Should Build Their Own Nuclear Weapon To Protect Their Beliefs” - Newslo

Ted Cruz: “Southern States Should Build Their Own Nuclear Weapon To Protect Their Beliefs” - Newslo

He also added: “What scares me the most is that there are people out there who don’t seem to notice the persecution that’s going on under their very noses. I mean, how stupid do you have to be to not see things for what they are? You have gays running rampant on one hand, and Christians being lynched on the other. It’s as though we’re back in the dark Middle Ages.”

“But, there is a solution. Or rather, there could be. I believe the southern states of America should come together in a joint effort to protect their religious freedom, what little of it they, we, have left. We are running out of time. We should build a nuclear bomb and use it to defend our right to believe in God as our one true Father.”

There's a saying that one is known by the company one keeps.  When it comes to the most oft-quoted Republicans these days there's a more than casual acquaintance with bat crap crazy.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Addicting Info – Sid Blumenthal Blasts Tea Party In EPIC ‘Confidential’ Memo To Hillary Clinton

Addicting Info – Sid Blumenthal Blasts Tea Party In EPIC ‘Confidential’ Memo To Hillary Clinton

Blumenthal explained that “no one is speaking up for responsible conservatism,” with Republicans no longer bothering to draw a line between the party and its fringe elements. The former Clinton advisor added that no one has the courage to “condemn the outrageous bigotry and slander against the President.” He questioned whether or not Republicans have finally lost all “sense of decency.”

“The Republican Party is in a state of political disorder,” Blumenthal told Hillary Clinton. “Into the midst of its chaos a Trojan Horse has been thrust in the form of a self-proclaimed Tea Party as though the extremists behind it have something to do with the American Revolution and are not a stealth takeover operation of a confused political party funded by the same people who paid for the extremist movements against President Eisenhower and President Kennedy.” He said that, if one follows the money, there is a “straight line” between extremists that opposed Eisenhower and Kennedy, as well as a shared connection to the John Birch Society — as well as the rhetoric:

Canada Responds To Scott Walker: 9/11 Terrorists Had U.S. Visas

Canada Responds To Scott Walker: 9/11 Terrorists Had U.S. Visas

WASHINGTON -- Canada responded on Monday to GOP presidential contender Scott Walker's controversial comments about building a northern border wall by pointing out that the terrorists responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks had U.S. visas.