Archive for October 30th, 2015

October 30th, 2015 - 7:27 pm § in Politics, Religion

GOP presidential candidates flock to gathering that makes KKK look benign

From Raw Story: “Republican presidential candidates seem to be competing over who will denounce the (nonexistent) persecution of Christians in America the loudest, with Mike Huckabee decrying the supposed “criminalization of Christianity” and Ted Cruz lambasting the “atheist Taliban” a[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 6:36 pm § in Politics

North Carolina turns its back on hungry people

Not so long ago, America was a country committed to allowing no person to go hungry within its borders, but that’s changing thanks to mean-spirited Republican policies. North Carolina is one of the states where the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is also the state minimum wage. No one ca[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 6:11 pm § in Misc.

Hawaii cop punched lesbian tourists for kissing and holding hands

A Hawaiian vacation turned into a nightmare for a lesbian couple from L.A. when a bully cop assaulted and arrested them for displaying affection in public (they kissed and held hands in a grocery store). The women, confused, called police themselves and were on the phone with a dispatcher when the c[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 5:38 pm § in Uncategorized

Bush’s evolving campaign

This … has become this …[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 5:31 pm § in Misc.

Texas judge orders defendants to get married or face jail time

This story is almost too bizarre to believe, but it’s apparently true. A judge in Smith County, Texas, apparently is ordering people charged with minor crimes to write Bible verses and get married as conditions of getting probation instead of jail time. I don’t see how that can possibly [...]

October 30th, 2015 - 4:54 pm § in Misc.

Feds investigate Florida cops for laundering drug money

It’s a neat trick if you can get away with it: cops supposedly run a sting operation, in which they launder money for drug cartels, keep some for themselves, and arrest no one. Everybody’s happy — the cops are happy, the drug cartels are happy — except the Department of Justi[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 2:11 pm § in Politics

Some things just speak for themselves.

Why don’t Republicans just admit they don’t want college students, the elderly, poor people, and minorities to vote? It’s pretty obvious when they’re doing everything in their power to put up obstacles to voting in Democratic-leaning precincts. (Read the story here.)  [...]

October 30th, 2015 - 11:25 am § in Misc.


Sawant’s chances to win depend on a low turnout. If that happens and  her highly disciplined cadre turnout she will win. However, the early reults do not look good for the Sawant campaign: Our mailin ballot system advantages the heavily regimented Sawant vote and it seems likely that a large[...]

October 30th, 2015 - 9:31 am § in Misc.

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October 30th, 2015 - 9:06 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

When a Settler Knives a Jewish Patriot

Rabbi Arik Ascherman: What I wish for the settler who attacked me with a knife – Opinion In the moment my attacker nearly became my murderer, did he wonder why he was on a hilltop in the Occupied Territories, driven to violence because the Israeli… HAARETZ.COM[...]