Thursday, August 25, 2016

The true face of the South and Trump supporters emerges.

We can thank Trump for one thing:  He ripped off the mask of respectability behind which the GOP has been hiding for so many years.  Here's an example.

The Republican mayor of Midland City, Alabama got nasty on Facebook after losing her seat to a black candidate in this week’s mayoral election. 

“I lost. The ni**er won,” griped Mayor Patsy Capshaw Skipper when someone asked her how the election turned out.

WTVY said that Skipper was defeated by Jo Ann Bennett Grimsley, former assistant city clerk and an employee of the Dale County government for 27 years. She has previously served as the city’s water clerk and county court clerk.

Mayor Skipper was named interim mayor last February when her husband — former Mayor Virgil Skipper — retired for health reasons. County officials voted 3 to 1 for Patsy Skipper to take over her husband’s position. 

Voters, however, preferred to see Grimsley at the city helm, casting 233 votes for Grimsley as opposed to Skipper’s 148.

Skipper appears to have made her Facebook timeline private, but posts from 2015 are visible. She posted various pro-Christian and pro-Republican memes, including an image of the White House that reads “I want a White House that honors God. Share if you agree!” and another with a quote by Republican former Pres. Ronald Reagan that reads, “We are never defeated unless we give up on God. Share if you agree!”

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I hope you Catholics are proud of yourselves.

“It felt heartbreaking,” said Melanie Jones. “It felt like they were telling me that I had done something wrong, that I had made a mistake and therefore they were not going to help me; that they stigmatized me, saying that I was doing something wrong, when I’m not doing anything wrong. I’m doing something that’s well within my legal rights.”

Melanie Jones arrived for her doctor’s appointment bleeding and in pain. Jones, 28, who lives in the Chicago area, had slipped in her bathroom, and suspected the fall had dislodged her copper intrauterine device (IUD).

Her doctor confirmed the IUD was dislodged and had to be removed. But the doctor said she would be unable to remove the IUD, citing Catholic restrictions followed by Mercy Hospital and Medical Center and providers within its system.

“I think my first feeling was shock,” Jones told Rewire in an interview. “I thought that eventually they were going to recognize that my health was the top priority.”

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So -- according to the Catholic church, refusing emergency medical care for religious reasons is exactly what Jesus would do.  I hope you assholes skip Purgatory and go straight to Hell.

We need to get superstition out of the medical field.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Three Louisiana Republicans who voted against disaster relief for Sandy now begging for federal $$$

A trio of GOP Louisiana pols who showed little sympathy when they refused to vote in favor of funding for the Sandy-ravaged Northeast have asked for similar relief for the flooding that’s brutalized their state.

At least 13 people have died in the catastrophic Louisiana floods and some 60,000 homes have been damaged in what the Red Cross is calling the worst natural disaster to strike the country since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Three Louisiana lawmakers — Reps. Steve Scalise, John Flemming and Sen. Bill Cassidy — were able to get much needed relief from the federal government when President Obama declared a disaster in their state the same day they made a request.

That federal money will go towards grants for temporary housing, home repairs and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property loss, among other dire needs.


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Let's see:
-- Refused to vote for relief for NE states devastated by Hurrican Sandy
-- Begged for aid for their state and President Obama responded THE SAME DAY THEY ASKED
-- And now they are pissing and moaning because Obama didn't visit LA last week.

Just like a Republican.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Strange -- I've always heard the Confederate flag stood for Southern Heritage, Peace, and Love.

A white supremacist in Olympia, Washington stabbed an interracial couple this week, and then told police that he planned to attack Black Lives Matter protesters at a nearby Trump rally.

Via Mic.comThe Olympian reports that a 32-year-old man named Daniel B. Rowe attacked a black man and a white woman as they were standing outside of a bar kissing one another.

Rowe ended up grazing the woman with his knife, while plunging his knife into the man. The man chased Rowe and then tripped him as he tried to run away. Rowe fell into a car and was knocked unconscious until law enforcement officials arrived on the scene.

Rowe subsequently told police that if they released him from custody, he planned attend a pro-Trump rally and attack Black Lives Matter protesters. He has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault with a deadly weapon and one count of malicious harassment, The Olympian notes.
Rowe — who has a “white power” tattoo and a Confederate flag tattoo — told police that he belonged to a white supremacist group and said that he swore a “blood oath” to fight with minorities in the streets.

His bail has been set at $500,000.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Two more idiots from the Oregon standoff . . . including a Trump campaign official . . . plead guilty

Two more idiots from that Oregon standoff are pleading guilty. 

One of them was a Trump campaign official.

Courtesy of TPM:

Jerry DeLemus, a co-chair of Veterans for Trump in New Hampshire, is expected to plead guilty for his role in the 2014 militia standoff at the Bundy family's Nevada ranch, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Tuesday. 

In a court filing, Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro said DeLemus has indicated he would change his plea on August 23 after signing a plea agreement. 

DeLemus, who had been listed as an alternate delegate for Donald Trump to the RNC weeks after his indictment, faces nine federal charges, including conspiracy to commit a crime against the country and threatening a federal law enforcement officer.

I have to say that I am constantly impressed with the character of the people who support Donald Trump.

DeLemus is not alone in striking a plea deal.

Courtesy of KGW:

A former Marine whose appearances in widely shared videos made him one of the most recognizable figures during the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge pleaded guilty Monday for his role in the weekslong standoff with authorities. 

Jon Ritzheimer, 32, admitted that he conspired with Ammon Bundy and others to prevent U.S. Interior Department employees from doing their jobs at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, and they did so by threats of force or intimidation. 

Prosecutors dropped two charges as part of a plea agreement - theft of government property and possessing a firearm on federal property. Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Gabriel said prosecutors will recommend 2½ years in prison when the Arizona man is sentenced in May. Ritzheimer's attorney, Terri Wood, can argue for less.

You may remember Ritzheimer as the guy who made this cringe worthy/hysterical video before going to the Oregon wildlife refuge.

That video only gets funnier now that we know he caved  in order to avoid a long prison sentence.

Which leaves Ryan Bundy, who recently got into a scuffle with the guards, and his brother Ammon Bundy, who is still fighting his incarceration, behind.

Seriously - - -  what did these idiots think was going to happen to them?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Trump's ties made in China, his suits in Turkey. Where are Hillary's pants suits made? IN BEVERLY HILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In a segment on the Sunday morning news program "Fox and Friends," anchor Anna Kooiman said pantsuits designed by Susanna Beverly Hills that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton often wears were made outside the United States.

The anchors were discussing Clinton's hypocrisy in criticizing GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump for manufacturing clothes bearing his name outside the U.S.

"Susanna Beverly Hills garments are the product of hundreds of hours of American labor, and women, including Hillary Clinton, can be proud to wear a garment that has been crafted with the absolute most care and skill here in the United States," the fashion house said in a release.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Glenn Beck is about to learn that his lies will cost him big time

Glenn Beck Is About To Learn The Limits Of The First Amendment

Glenn Beck has floated all sorts of crazy conspiracies on his media channel The Blaze after he was let go from Fox for being too radical. Yes, you know it has to be bad when Fox will overlook decades of sexual harassment, but Glenn Beck is too much.

Anyhow, aside from claiming that vaccines are part of a government martial law plot or  linked to autism, Glenn Beck has also repeatedly stoked the fears of Islamophobic bigots across the country.

His greatest mistake was trying to link a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing to the plot itself, and then repeatedly doubling down on the claim even after Homeland Security said that Abdulrahman Alharbi had nothing to do with the tragedy.

Abdulrahman Alharbi rightly had a case against Glenn Beck and The Blaze, and now the courts have upheld the defamation suit filed against Beck’s media company.

Via The Guardian:

“In her decision on Tuesday, Chief Judge Patti Saris of the US district court in Boston also rejected Beck’s latest effort to dismiss Abdulrahman Alharbi’s defamation case against him and TheBlaze radio network, which broadcasts Beck’s radio show.
Beck repeatedly linked Alharbi to the 15 April 2013 bombing on his radio show and continued doing so after the Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano cleared the student in Congressional testimony.

Saris said Alharbi, 23, of Revere, Massachusetts, may learn the names of two Department of Homeland Security officials who allegedly provided information to officials at The Blaze, to help rebut Beck’s claims and show his reporting was inadequate."

It is highly unlikely that Glenn Beck had any sources at the Department of Homeland Security, although it is very troubling if he did.

The probability is that Glenn Beck made this story up, and then doubled down on the lie when he was called out for it. It didn’t matter to him that the facts were wrong and he was destroying the life of an innocent person, so long as he was collecting web traffic and revenue from his assertions that Abdulrahman Alharbi was responsible for the terrorist attack.

Personally, I hope that Abdulrahman Alharbi bankrupts Glenn Beck and The Blaze. It would be a reminder to the rightwing propaganda machine that with their power comes great responsibility to report the facts, instead of spreading baseless rumors that harm private citizens.