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July 25, 2014

The Iroqouis Influence on the Constitution – YouTube

Again thank you for your gifts.  Hugs

The Iroqouis Influence on the Constitution – YouTube.

Iroquois Confederacy (First Democracy of the Americas) – YouTube

Thank you for your gifts!

Iroquois Confederacy (First Democracy of the Americas) – YouTube.

scott walkers staff demeans mentally ill, no one cares about crazy people

Filed under: News, Political — Scottie @ 10:50

Recall All Republicans (http://www.politicususa.com/2014/02/21/scott-walker…).

http://www.politicususa.com/2014/02/21/scott-walkers-staff-demeans-mentally-ill-no-cares-crazy-people.html

Recall All Republicans (micdotcom: Yes, in 2014, a NYC apartment…)

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:38

Recall All Republicans (micdotcom: Yes, in 2014, a NYC apartment…).

micdotcom:</p>
<p>Yes, in 2014, a NYC apartment building will have a rich door and a poor door</p>
<p>The complex will mix luxury and affordable units; 219 luxury units overlook the water, while 55 affordable housing units, contained in a separate “building segment,” will overlook the street. Low-income tenants will also be barred from using amenities like a swimming pool and a basketball court on-site.<br />
Yet another instance of the rich  trying to keep the poor away | Follow micdotcom</p>
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micdotcom:

Yes, in 2014, a NYC apartment building will have a rich door and a poor door

The complex will mix luxury and affordable units; 219 luxury units overlook the water, while 55 affordable housing units, contained in a separate “building segment,” will overlook the street. Low-income tenants will also be barred from using amenities like a swimming pool and a basketball court on-site.

Yet another instance of the rich  trying to keep the poor away | Follow micdotcom

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

Fatherhood: Perception vs. Reality

Filed under: Funny Stuff — Scottie @ 10:34

Fatherhood: Perception vs. Reality – FunSubstance.com.

Fatherhood: Perception vs. Reality

History lesson

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:28

History lesson. – Liberals Are Cool.

History lesson.

Bernie Sanders re-envisioning the social security… – Liberals Are Cool

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 10:26

Bernie Sanders re-envisioning the social security… – Liberals Are Cool.

Bernie Sanders re-envisioning the social security cap for today’s capitalism. The markets must adjust.

Bernie Sanders re-envisioning the social security cap for today’s capitalism. The markets must adjust.

Todd Starnes, Asshole of the Day for July 22,…

Filed under: Asshole of the day — Scottie @ 10:17

Asshole Of The Day, Todd Starnes, Asshole of the Day for July 22,….

Todd Starnes, Asshole of the Day for July 22, 2014<br />
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)<br />
Yesterday President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order only applies to federal contractors. This is after Congress failed to pass ENDA, which would have protected all workers from discrimination on this basis. So it’s a small victory for LGBT groups.<br />
But limited though this order is, it’s not good enough for hardcore bigots who feel that the world will end if employers can’t fire people for being gay. Here’s Fox News’ go-to bigot, Todd Starnes explaining how awful this is:</p>
<p>The mask is coming off of the homosexual movement’s agenda. They really do not believe in religious liberty. They want forced affirmation of homosexual and transgender conduct to trump every other consideration in the workplace – including religious liberty.”<br />
[…]<br />
The Obama administration seems hell-bent on forcing Christians to assimilate to the militant LGBT agenda. Resistance is futile.</p>
<p>You see, to Todd Starnes, firing people for being gay is a religious matter. In his view Christian organizations shouldn’t be helping the poor if it means they can’t fire gays. Hating gays is more important than helping the poor.<br />
But more specifically, here he is saying that the federal government should not be attaching strings to its funds to protect the rights of its citizens in the workplace where those funds will be spent. It’s a peculiar argument. It is not a stretch to say that, absent the Civil Rights Act, he would argue that the federal government shouldn’t attach a requirement on federal contractors that they not be allowed to fire employees for being black if they could cook up some cockamamie religious reason for hating blacks.<br />
And since religious freedom for him only seems to apply to his particular sect of Christianity, he can’t see that what he’s asking for could also mean that a company owned by another religion could fire a member of his sect on the basis of their religion. As Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her dissent in the Hobby Lobby case<br />
"Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude."<br />
Religious freedom is a private freedom, not a right for one religious group to impose its rules on others.<br />
So, for defending the rights of those who would take federal funds to be able to fire people for being gay, Todd Starnes is Asshole of the Day.<br />
It is Todd Starnes’ sixth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for<br />
comparing transgender people to people who identify as a “pine cone or weed whacker”<br />
whining that the non-white Miss America didn’t reflect “American values”<br />
his overreaction to the Coke Super Bowl commercial<br />
blaming God for his own homophobia<br />
accusing gays of turning St. Patrick’s Day parades into gay pride by participating<br />
Full story: Media Matters” /></p></div>
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Todd Starnes, Asshole of the Day for July 22, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Yesterday President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order only applies to federal contractors. This is after Congress failed to pass ENDA, which would have protected all workers from discrimination on this basis. So it’s a small victory for LGBT groups.

But limited though this order is, it’s not good enough for hardcore bigots who feel that the world will end if employers can’t fire people for being gay.Here’s Fox News’ go-to bigot, Todd Starnes explaining how awful this is:

The mask is coming off of the homosexual movement’s agenda. They really do not believe in religious liberty. They want forced affirmation of homosexual and transgender conduct to trump every other consideration in the workplace – including religious liberty.”

[…]

The Obama administration seems hell-bent on forcing Christians to assimilate to the militant LGBT agenda. Resistance is futile.

You see, to Todd Starnes, firing people for being gay is a religious matter. In his view Christian organizations shouldn’t be helping the poor if it means they can’t fire gays. Hating gays is more important than helping the poor.

But more specifically, here he is saying that the federal government should not be attaching strings to its funds to protect the rights of its citizens in the workplace where those funds will be spent. It’s a peculiar argument. It is not a stretch to say that, absent the Civil Rights Act, he would argue that the federal government shouldn’t attach a requirement on federal contractors that they not be allowed to fire employees for being black if they could cook up some cockamamie religious reason for hating blacks.

And since religious freedom for him only seems to apply to his particular sect of Christianity, he can’t see that what he’s asking for could also mean that a company owned by another religion could fire a member of his sect on the basis of their religion. As Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her dissent in the Hobby Lobby case

“Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude.”

Religious freedom is a private freedom, not a right for one religious group to impose its rules on others.

So, for defending the rights of those who would take federal funds to be able to fire people for being gay, Todd Starnes is Asshole of the Day.

It is Todd Starnes‘ sixth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for

Full story: Media Matters

Asshole Of The Day, Rick Perry, Asshole of the Day for July 23, 2014 …

Filed under: Asshole of the day — Scottie @ 10:09

Asshole Of The Day, Rick Perry, Asshole of the Day for July 23, 2014 ….

Rick Perry, Asshole of the Day for July 23, 2014<br />
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)<br />
There’s a crisis on America’s southern border, and it’s not poor adult immigrants coming for work and opportunity, it’s children fleeing violence in Central America. Rather than stay and risk death, they travel hundreds of miles with very little resources with the hope of safety in America.<br />
But of course in America, the very people who most loudly proclaim their Christianity don’t want to help. They shout loudly to deport these children who have swelled the detention centers and strained the resources to support them. There’s lots of loose talk that Obama is “in on it”, or that Obama is not following the law, but he is following the law— a law signed by George W. Bush designed to keep immigrant children safe, whether they came here legally or not. And as to the “in on it” allegation, unless you believe that Obama got Central American drug gangs to escalate the violence and killings, there’s just no plausible other conspiracy here.<br />
We’ve featured several assholes who have spoken out on the crisis in various ways:<br />
Sarah Palin accuses Obama of exploiting foreign children to orchestrate a crisis<br />
William Gheen wants Americans to mail dirty underwear to politicians and refugees<br />
Rep. Louie Gohmert wants to shoot 10-year-old refugees at the border<br />
Rep. Phil Gingrey fear mongering about unvaccinated immigrant children when he doesn’t think American children need to be vaccinated<br />
Rep. Adam Kwasman yelled at a school bus of citizens because he thought they were undocumented immigrant children<br />
But there’s the run-of-the-mill fear mongering, conspiracy theory, and xenophobia; and then there’s Rick Perry.<br />
Gov. Perry, you may recall, was a serious contender for the GOP nomination in 2011 until he suggested that deporting children was wrong, and his numbers were sliding even before his Oops moment. But that was then.<br />
As the crisis has escalated Perry has tried to play to his base while still governing like a human, but if the two are in conflict, guess which he does?<br />
He said Obama was in on it somehow, and then stuck to it when pressed whether he really believed that days later.<br />
He refused to shake Obama’s hand, the customary gesture when the President comes to a governor’s state.<br />
As he let the right wing hype machine make a big deal out of Obama saying he didn’t want to do a photo-op on the border, Rick Perry did a photo-op with Sean Hannity on the border, playing at soldiers.<br />
And then this: This week Perry said he would send the Texas National Guard down to the border. Sounds like he’s doing something. But is he? Here’s what the Texas National Guard General says about the deployment:</p>
<p>Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.<br />
Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said the troops will help deter illicit traffic while U.S. Border Patrol agents deal with a record spike of unaccompanied minors entering the country. The Texas National Guard troops are headed to border on the orders of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who has been a chief critic of the White House response to the crisis and is considering another run for president in 2016.<br />
Nichols said troops will be armed for their safety, but when asked if their weapons would be loaded would say only that ammunition would be in magazines.</p>
<p>So will they be stopping people at the border? No.<br />
What can they do? Nothing.<br />
They are observers. They can stand there with possibly empty guns looking tough. Looking like Perry is doing something.<br />
It’s all just for show. For Fox News footage. For his 2016 campaign commercials, and especially for his SuperPAC that he won’t coordinate with.<br />
But it’s not to help secure the border, like he’s pretending to the GOP base of xenophobes. Not one single bit.<br />
Oh, and one last thing— Perry expects us to reimburse him for this piece of pointless theater. Yep. Mr. States’ Rights wants federal money to pay for the deployment he ordered.<br />
So, for making a big show of sending the National Guard, even though they can’t and won’t do anything, Rick Perry is Asshole of the Day.<br />
It is Gov. Perry’s sixth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for<br />
saying his wife never meant to defend women’s right to control their own bodies<br />
claiming his abortion bill is about protecting women’s health, even though it has no provision to save the life of the mother<br />
saying all women should be forced to have babies as teenagers because Wendy Davis did<br />
suggesting that expanding Medicaid will invent people to be sick<br />
refusing to shake Obama’s hand and saying Obama was “in on” the border crisis somehow<br />
Full story: Talking Points Memo” /></p></div>
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Rick Perry, Asshole of the Day for July 23, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

There’s a crisis on America’s southern border, and it’s not poor adult immigrants coming for work and opportunity, it’s children fleeing violence in Central America. Rather than stay and risk death, they travel hundreds of miles with very little resources with the hope of safety in America.

But of course in America, the very people who most loudly proclaim their Christianity don’t want to help. They shout loudly to deport these children who have swelled the detention centers and strained the resources to support them. There’s lots of loose talk that Obama is “in on it”, or that Obama is not following the law, but he is following the law— a law signed by George W. Bush designed to keep immigrant children safe, whether they came here legally or not. And as to the “in on it” allegation, unless you believe that Obama got Central American drug gangs to escalate the violence and killings, there’s just no plausible other conspiracy here.

We’ve featured several assholes who have spoken out on the crisis in various ways:

But there’s the run-of-the-mill fear mongering, conspiracy theory, and xenophobia; and then there’s Rick Perry.

Gov. Perry, you may recall, was a serious contender for the GOP nomination in 2011 until he suggested that deporting children was wrong, and his numbers were sliding even before his Oops moment. But that was then.

As the crisis has escalated Perry has tried to play to his base while still governing like a human, but if the two are in conflict, guess which he does?

  1. He said Obama was in on it somehow, and then stuck to it when pressed whether he really believed that days later.
  2. He refused to shake Obama’s hand, the customary gesture when the President comes to a governor’s state.
  3. As he let the right wing hype machine make a big deal out of Obama saying he didn’t want to do a photo-op on the border, Rick Perry did a photo-op with Sean Hannity on the border, playing at soldiers.

And then this: This week Perry said he would send the Texas National Guard down to the border. Sounds like he’s doing something. But is he? Here’s what the Texas National Guard General says about the deployment:

Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.

Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said the troops will help deter illicit traffic while U.S. Border Patrol agents deal with a record spike of unaccompanied minors entering the country. The Texas National Guard troops are headed to border on the orders of Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who has been a chief critic of the White House response to the crisis and is considering another run for president in 2016.

Nichols said troops will be armed for their safety, but when asked if their weapons would be loaded would say only that ammunition would be in magazines.

So will they be stopping people at the border? No.

What can they do? Nothing.

They are observers. They can stand there with possibly empty guns looking tough. Looking like Perry is doing something.

It’s all just for show. For Fox News footage. For his 2016 campaign commercials, and especially for his SuperPAC that he won’t coordinate with.

But it’s not to help secure the border, like he’s pretending to the GOP base of xenophobes. Not one single bit.

Oh, and one last thing— Perry expects us to reimburse him for this piece of pointless theater. Yep. Mr. States’ Rights wants federal money to pay for the deployment he ordered.

So, for making a big show of sending the National Guard, even though they can’t and won’t do anything, Rick Perry is Asshole of the Day.

It is Gov. Perry’s sixth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for

Full story: Talking Points Memo

July 24, 2014

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — They’re Keeping Refugee Kids In Kennels

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 16:12

That’s it for today!  I can’t do it.  I am sitting here with tears running down my face, barely able to breathe, and I have to change the images in my head.   How can any one picture the kids in trouble, harm, hurting, and scared…and not say enough.  Do what we have to do to protect the kids.  Tearful hugs.   

Holy Fucking ShitBalls — They’re Keeping Refugee Kids In Kennels.

They’re Keeping Refugee Kids In Kennels

Two female detainees sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Nogales Placement C

attribution: REUTERS/Ross D. Franklin/Pool
Two refugee girls sleep in a holding cell, as the children are separated by age group and gender, as hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Fucking animals—the border enforcement people, literally putting kids in kennels, conservatives foaming at the mouth at the presence of desperate children, and the Obama Administration, trying to make it easier to deport these kids.

Just think how desperate you have to be to send your children off on this dangerous journey north—it’s a Sophie’s Choice between near-guaranteed death at home at the hand of criminal gangs or drug cartels, or some chance of survival in the United States (or Costa Rica or Panama, which are also facing a refugee influx). These kids aren’t looking for better economic opportunities or a better life, they are looking for life itself.

And then, after their harrowing journey north, they get placed in kennels.

Update: TexMex in the comments links to theAmazon wish-list from the Texas Young Democrats, who are sending basic supplies to these refugee children. I’ve just bought $100 worth of stuff.

Update II: Okay, I lied. I ended up buying $255 worth of stuff.

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