Thursday TOON Roundup 3- Politics 27 recs : By n2doc
If Chris Christie would have told me to "sit down and shut up." 21 recs : By DemocratSinceBirth
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Restoring your faith in humanity in four minutes flat... 11 recs : By ballyhoo
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I cannot believe some of these Ebola threads on this board. 71 recs : By diabeticman
The Left Column
(CNN) Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote.
(CNN) “I have concluded that Iowans take politics really seriously,” Clinton said. “You test your candidates, you actually force them to be the best they can be and they have to be willing to answer the tough questions.”
Democrat Bruce Braley “has been willing to do and his opponent has not,” she said.
“It truly seems like it should be in disqualifying in Iowa of all states to avoid answering questions,” Clinton added to a sustained round of applause.
(Slate) According to a six-month-long investigation conducted by Greg Palast for Al Jazeera, “voting officials in 27 states, almost all of them Republicans, have launched what is threatening to become a massive purge of black, Hispanic, and Asian-American voters. Already, tens of thousands have been removed from voter rolls in battleground states, and the numbers are set to climb.”
Specifically, officials have a master list of 6.9 million suspected “potential double voters.” And in Virginia, Georgia, and Washington the lists are “heavily over-weighted with names such as Jackson, Garcia, Patel, and Kim,” all common to Democratic-leaning minority groups.
(Press Herald) Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King on Wednesday announced his support for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud in the Maine governor’s race.
King previously endorsed independent Eliot Cutler, who in turn used the endorsement in television ads. However, Cutler said at a news conference Wednesday that he is a long shot to win on Nov. 4 and urged his supporters to “vote their conscience.”
(Mother Jones) Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is demanding Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) reveal the science behind his controversial decision to place all health care workers returning back from Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone to be placed under a mandatory quarantine. Spoiler alert: the science does not exist.
"He should bring out his scientists who are advising him on that, because we know that we want to be led by science," Warren said Tuesday during an appearance on CBS's This Morning.
(bluntandcranky) Everybody assumes that Dem turnout will suck out loud this election. And it looks like that could well be true. If so, Democrats have no one but themselves to blame for the succeeeding years of Teapublican rape, pillage and plunder.
But there IS a way for Dems to win. An easy way. A way that can work, and requires less than half an hour’s time from each Dem voter. Here it is:
VOTE. That’s it. If Dems vote in numbers that exceed the current dismal expectations, they will win races. Lots of races.
(Mediaite) As the number of ebola cases in the U.S. dwindled to one Tuesday, a new CNN/ORC poll found the American public surprisingly confident in the federal government’s response to the virus in the U.S.
54% of those surveyed said the government had done a good job in handling the virus, while 71% were confident the government could prevent a widespread outbreak — somewhat contradicting the punditry that decried the public’s despair in the face of institutional failures.
(MSNBC) New Hampshire Republicans, still hoping to take down Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D), published an op-ed in a local newspaper this morning written by former state House Speaker Marshall Cobleigh (R). The piece isn’t quite as interesting as its author.
Even by 2014 standards, the Republican’s op-ed seems oddly detached from current events, referencing “skyrocketing gasoline prices,” a moratorium that no longer exists, and a House GOP lawmaker who’s no longer in the House. But given how frequently Republican criticisms bear no real resemblance to reality, this alone would hardly be noteworthy.
Dave Weigel, however, notes a more glaring problem: the author of the op-ed has been dead for several years.
(Charlotte Post) Not long ago, the airwaves were filled with predictions that health-care reform would be a disaster for taxpayers and consumers. That hasn't happened.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, will cut the federal budget deficit by $100 billion despite adding health coverage for about 10 million people, by federal estimates.
(Think Progress) “An elderly man, a veteran. Ninety-three years old,” Parsley, an election judge for the last 15 years, told ThinkProgress. “His license had expired.”
Under Texas’ new voter ID law, one of the strictest in the nation, citizens are required to present one of seven forms of photo identification to vote. The identification can be a Texas-issued driver’s license, a federally-issued veteran’s ID card, or a gun registration card, among other forms. Licenses can be expired, but not for more than 60 days.
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- Very Cool pics: Body maps show where we feel emotions.
- Yemen's Houthis capture strategic city
- Hawaiian Workers Fight Kaiser Pension Take-Away
- The Blame Teachers Game: Has Anyone Heard of the South?
- On Cuba Embargo, It’s the U.S. and Israel Against the World — Again
- Right-wing nationalist parties dominate Ukrainian parliamentary elections
- China Steps Up Strategic Tie-Ups In Asia At Expense Of US
- Bibi Netanyahu is a Chickenshit and a Coward
- 10 Disturbing Things ProPublica/NPR Learned Investigating the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Efforts
- The Red Cross Secret Disaster
- Lindsay Graham said he'll help white men as president
- Christie - Our next president? Yeah right
- How do they still remain in office?
- Georgia GOP Chairman Scandal.
- Can we please cut out all the polling posts?
- So you're feeling down so you don't vote? What the hell is it with THAT?
- In Maine, Indy Eliot Cutler releases his voters, US Sen. King switches endorsement to the Dem.
- I feel good!! Big night Tuesday
- OMG! Look! It’s a Positive Ad!
- M$M celebrating their party's taking control of Senate. 'Great achievement' of campaign of Nothing
- My brother who is a teacher is now a target of Muslim extremists. They are calling on "lone wolves"
- They told us the cost of living was so high because of gas prices
- Is it possible the media is manufacturing consent for a stolen election?
- I'm shocked and saddened...
- Sen. Lindsey Graham ‘white men’ joke surfaces
- Pope Francis insists he is 'no communist' and just following Catholic teachings after defending poor
- The MSM has pretty much told us the election is over and we are going to lose, but my question is if
- For a dear sweet fellow DUER
- Your robot overlords are now working at Lowes.
- The Most Expensive Midterm Ever
- Weather Watchers: Florida finally gets REAL fall on November 1st !
- LGBT: One of the world's strongest men is made stronger by loving men
- John Kerry: Vanessa Kerry will be on Andrea Mitchell's show today - I would assume to speak on ebola
- Creative Speculation: The Secret Government
- Israel/Palestine: The Invisible Walls of Occupation: Burqah, Ramallah District, A case study
- Comic Books: Best tweet on Marvel's announcement of a Black Panther movie:
- Atheists & Agnostics: Creationist group tricks religious student group into hosting "Origin Summit" at university.
- Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity: A Catholic church schism under Pope Francis isn’t out of the question
- Religion: Prisoners' Religious Rights at Center of Lawsuit, Minn. State Policy Change
- Environment & Energy: While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar
- North Carolina: “I was deeply concerned about what was happening to my state,”
- Massachusetts: MAYOR TOM MENINO HAS DIED.
- Michigan: Absentees put Snyder, Schauer race in dead heat
- Wisconsin: pls edit/collaborate on big Burke yard sign - will share the pdf
- Latin America: Colectivos tell Maduro get rid of Diosdado Cabello, threaten him if he doesn't
- Maine: Paul LePage: Maine’s Embarrassment
- Florida: Latest Forida Polls for Governor
- Washington: WA State Supreme Court hearing oral arguments on constitutionality of charter schools initiative
- Georgia: For those Democrats who would write Georgia off this election.
- California: A question for central coasters. I live in the south county of San Luis Obispo
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