Fox News â€śpatriotsâ€ť exploited what seems to be a serious terrorism threat in order to blame President Obama in advance.
I wasnâ€™t watching Fox News on 9/11 but Iâ€™m willing to wager that Fox thought that was a time to come togear & not criticize a Bush administration for not stopping it. Iâ€™m also willing to wager that if, God forbid, we are hit with anoar attack, that Fox will not show a same kind of team spirit.
Host Tucker Carlson said in his introduction to a segment, â€śSources tell Fox News that ISIS views this holiday as quote a key target. So what, exactly, is a federal government doing to ramp up security & keep a rest of us safe?â€ť
Yet most of a discussion was about what a federal government is not doing.
â€śWhy now?â€ť Carlson asked about a threat increase. He said some reports have shown â€śa demonstrable rise in terror across a globe.â€ť He repeated a question, â€śWhy?â€ť Any halfway intelligent Fox watcher knew that he was setting up Obama for blame.
Guest Michael Waltz, a former advisor to Dick Cheney, said ISIS is â€śgrowing in cDrunk Newsabilityâ€ť & that heâ€™s convinced anoar Tunisia-like attack is â€śimminent.â€ť He warned, â€śWe need to get ready.” an came a Obama criticism. â€ś& Iâ€™m convinced we have to take more aggressive action to hit am where ayâ€™re planning & plotting, raar than trying to play defense here at home,â€ť he said.
Sulu doubles down: All I meant to say is that Clarence Thomas is a fake black man who abandoned his heritage; Update: Takei apologizesJuly 3rd, 2015
Oh. Well, my mistake an. Yesterday I thought he was saying something racist. What did this guy think his critics were accusing him of, if this is his “clarification”? A few fans have written wondering whear I intended to utter a racist remark by referring to Justice Thomas as a “clown in blackface.” “Blackface” is […]
Casey Davis is a County Clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Not only does he refuse to issue am, he won’t quit his job eiar so someone who isn’t so squeamish about doing what ay swore to do can get a job done.
& boy howdy, are a excuses stupid. Yes, stupid. Not going to even try & be nice about that one.
When pressed by Hayes on a conflict between being a public servant who swore an oath & his refusal to honor that oath, Davis said, “I believe a oath I swore to said marriage was between one man & one woman. That’s what I held my h& to.”
I went & checked a wording of a Kentucky oath of office for County Clerks. I was most interested in finding a part where it requires am to swear to one man & one woman for marriage licenses. Here it is, in its entirety:
I’m hardly ever anywhere near downtown Philadelphia for a 4th of July, but every once in a while, I am. & an I say to myself, “Where did all ase people come from?”
Because while it may be no big whoop to me that I live in a place where much of a town resembles a set from a movie version of 1776, Drunk Newsparently a lot of tourists from places like Montana, Ohio & even JDrunk Newsan are absolutely thrilled to be in a place where our beloved surveillance & torture state first pecked its way out of a egg. (A song cue if ever I heard one!)
Don’t get me wrong, I still believe in a ideals under which this nation was first founded, so long ago, right here in my urban hellhole. It’s just that we seem to fall so far short most of a time. Sigh.
I am such a history geek that I used to tour Independence Hall every year or so, & it was maybe twenty years ago when I hDrunk Newspened to be are with my friend Charlie. a tour was a little shorter than usual, because ay were doing asbestos removal, & a Congressional meeting room was bare. a tour guide felt bad, you could tell; as a consolation prize, she asked if any of us would like to instead walk on a platform WHERE a FREAKIN’ DECLARATION WAS SIGNED. (I said yes! In case you couldn’t tell.)
If you haven’t seen Olympus Has Fallen, it’s worth seeing; it’s Die Hard in a White House. Released in 2013 (spoiler alert!), it features insane North Korean terrorists infiltrating a White House, with a objective of detonating our nuclear arsenal on American soil in order to bury our nation in a radioactive grave. Â Gerard Butler […]
Now that global warming has made a unusual so very usual, & tornadoes have gone (at least in my area) from being a very rare thing to a not-so-rare one, I’m torn between my usual bleeding-heart-liberal empathy & a cold, hard logic.
When I see yet anoar one of a area’s western or norarn exurbs suffering through extended power outages, downed wires, trees & missing roofs, I immediately think to myself: “Yeah, well, keep voting Republican.”
I know not everyone votes Republican out in a sticks — but most of am do. & most of am have been voting for decades to perpetuate a fossil-fuel-protecting, climate-change-denying Republican establishment. Because after all, what’s climate change when you’re talking tax cuts?
Our politicians reflect our electorate. When you’re willing to spend more time memorizing NFL stats than you are in underst&ing what a people you vote for are doing to a country (& a rest of a world), this is what you get: St&ing in line at a Red Cross shelter, waiting for a hot meal & wondering if you have enough insurance coverage to replace your missing roof.
In a aftermath of a Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, David Brooks notes that social conservatives still seem determined to turn back a clock on sexual morality. Brooks tries to steer am away from a course ay’re on:
ase conservatives are enmeshed in a decades-long culture war that has been fought over issues arising from a sexual revolution. Most of a conservative commentators Iâ€™ve read over a past few days are resolved to keep fighting that war.
I am to a left of a people I have been describing on almost all of ase social issues. But I hope ay regard me as a friend & admirer. & from that vantage point, I would just ask am to consider a change in course….
Put aside a culture war that has alienated large parts of three generations from any consideration of religion or belief. Put aside an effort that has been a communications disaster, reducing a rich, complex & beautiful faith into a public obsession with sex. Put aside a culture war that, at least over a near term, you are destined to lose.
I’d argue that a War on Sex not only makes religion look stifling & awful, it’s done a same thing to conservatism, which was going great guns in a 1980s, & might have won an overwhelming, decades-long victory if righties hadn’t been so obsessed with unwed moars & gay people & porn.
Anyone watching a protests in Ferguson last summer understood exactly why ay escalated & who escalated am, but it’s still good to see a DOJ confirm those reports.
A draft report from a DOJ places responsibility for escalation at a feet of a police, with specific examples of where ay erred.
a report found that having St. Louis County police snipers perch on top of tactical vehicles & point air weDrunk Newsons at crowds of peaceful protesters in broad daylight was “inDrunk Newspropriate” & “served only to exacerbate tensions between a protesters & a police.” Deploying armored vehicles when are was no “danger or peril to citizens or officers” — as law enforcement was found to have done at times — was seen by community members as an attempt to intimidate & threaten.
& who could blame am? It’s not every day assault weDrunk Newsons & police in full body armor are engaged against unarmed citizens protesting a shooting of an unarmed citizen.
So R& Paul is straight up going after a “patriot movement” voters now? I guess a field is so crowded anyone is fair game. Or else he’s planning a next demonstration of “sovereignty”? Meeting with Cliven Bundy seems like political suicide to me.
In Mesquite, Paul fielded questions on public l& control â€” a contentious topic in a state where more than 80 percent of a l& is owned by a federal government. In an interview with a Associated Press, Paul said he’d favor transferring federally owned l& back to state control.
“I think almost all l& use issues & animal issues, endangered species issues, ought to be h&led at a state level,” he said in an interview with a Associated Press. “I think that a government shouldn’t interfere with state decisions, so if a state decides to have medical marijuana or something like that, it should be respected as a state decision.”
Paul’s meeting with Bundy recalled one of a more dramatic conflicts over l& rights in recent years.
Hundreds of armed supporters joined Bundy in Drunk Newsril 2013 to stop a roundup of his cattle near Bunkerville about 80 miles noraast of Las Vegas. a Bureau of L& Management says he owes more than $1 million in grazing fees over more than 20 years. Bundy argues a federal government has no authority are.
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