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NC investigators considering charging Trump with inciting a riot

This is YOOGE!


Investigators in North Carolina are examining whether to charge Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump with inciting a riot after one of his supporters hit a protester at a rally Thursday.

Ronnie Mitchell, a lawyer for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, said in a statement that the office is looking into "the potential of whether there was conduct on the part of Mr. Trump or the Trump campaign which rose to the level of inciting a riot."

Also under consideration are additional charges for John McGraw, the Trump supporter who was caught on video punching the protester as he was being escorted out of the rally by police. The conduct of sheriff's deputies, who faced criticism when they did not immediately arrest McGraw but instead detained the protester, is also being examined, according to Mitchell.

Two weeks in the Cumberland County Jail, which is in the best part of Fayettenam , would do ol' Donnie up there a hell of a lot of good.

Hillary knows the trick to dealing with the Trumps of the world the GOP doesn't

You just let 'em come right up to the edge of a bottomless pit with their lies and their insults, and let them think they're winning...

and then you give them a good hard shove and enjoy the screaming as they go down, down, down.

Suspect in Idaho minister's shooting identified by police

The story so far:


Pastor Tim Remington, who runs a megachurch called The Altar in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and who also operates a drug and alcohol rehab facility called Good Samaritan Rehabilitation, was shot six times on Sunday morning as he left the church after services. Well, now they know who they're looking for:


Kyle Andrew Odom, who graduated from Lake City High School, is described by law enforcement investigators as a white male with blond hair and blue eyes who weighs approximately 170 pounds and is 6 feet tall. It is believed that Odom fled the shooting scene at Altar Church in a silver Honda Accord with Idaho plates K578519, and police say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
In 2006, Odom enlisted in the Marine Corps and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in Southern Calif. According to his resume, Odom was a corporal who worked as a flight equipment technician.
A Marine Corps spokeswoman confirmed Monday that he served a tour of duty in Iraq and added that he was enlisted through 2010.

There's no indication that Mr. Odom was ever a client of Pastor Remington's. Parishioners report they'd never seen the guy before Sunday, and that he was "wandering in and out" of the building during the service.

Is there a Mainer here who knows how caucus results are reported?

I keep seeing this stuff about half-mile-long lines, 40,000 caucusers etc, but the results sites are all reporting that Sanders pulled 2231 votes to Clinton's 1232. (I also ran the numbers on the GOP caucuses...a total of 18,382 votes are reported.)

This is weird though: in Vermont the breakage was 86 percent Sanders/14 percent Clinton. Which you'd expect. In Maine the breakage was 64 percent Sanders/36 percent Clinton. Should they be concerned that a lower percentage of Mainers are feeling the burn than Vermonters are?

Kansas isn't actually feeling the burn

If you go into Bernie Underground you get the impression, from reading all the "Bernie! Fuck yeah!" threads about the Kansas caucus, that Sanders just swept California. Did he?

Well...by reading the title of this thread you can pretty much figure the truth is ugly. This is how bad.

According to NBC News, Bernie had 26,450 people standing for him. The population of Kansas is 2.904 million, so only 0.91 percent of the total population of Kansas is feeling the Bern.

However, we ARE talking about Kansas here. You know Kansas. It's the state that reelected Sam Brownback. The state that spawned Fred Phelps. People tune their radios to Rush Limbaugh and throw away the knob. Kansas has been redder than the side of a fire truck since the day it achieved statehood and nothing's ever going to change that. (As a matter of reference, Ted Cruz came within four thousand votes of Bernie's and Hillary's COMBINED totals...and he only took 48 percent of the Republican vote.)

Then I thought, who is Bernie's core constituency? Of course! College students, right? Kansas has a few of those. If you add up the student bodies of Kansas' seven four-year public universities you find there are 100,804 college students there. Let's subtract the people who were recruited from out of state to play sports and the thousands who flock to Kansas universities from around the world to study the things no one does better - like agronomy and grain science - and we'll say there are 90,000 people enrolled in Kansas universities who are eligible to vote in Kansas elections. Of those few people, he only got 29.38 percent.

Which leads to the critical question: if Bernie can't even get the people who love him to the polls to support him, how are they going to convince the rest of us to go?

Anyone want to see the REAL reason Hillary maintained a private email server at State?

Chelsea Manning stole, among other things, 250,000 State Department cables while stationed in Iraq. If Chelsea Manning could do this, probably a lot of OTHER people did as well.


In short, if you were the Secretary of State you would have to be out of your fucking mind to put your sensitive data on a system accessible to SIPRnet. Which is why Secretaries Powell, Rice and Clinton didn't.

Today's tip for living

Find the wingnuttiest, loopiest, most Obama-loathing radio station you can possibly locate on your radio dial, and tune your clock radio to it.

I needed to go out of town Thursday, and rented a room for one night. When I get to a hotel somewhere I always move the alarm clock to the other side of the room, so I can't just turn it off then go back to sleep. Unbeknownst to me, the previous tenant of the room - who nearly destroyed the poor thing...housekeeping started cleaning it at noon, and when I got there at 5 pm they still weren't done - had rolled up a wingnut radio station on the alarm clock. This morning, the radio clicked on with "This is (call letters of the radio station) with The Best In Conservative Talk!" My ass was out of the fart sack and on the way over to shut that shit off so fast and violently I probably left dents in the subfloor.

Colorado just posted some numbers - HRC +6

As of 6:42 pm we have three undecided states:

Colorado: HRC +6
Mass: HRC +5
Minnesota hasn't announced any numbers

Called states:
HRC: AL (HRC +61), AR (HRC +45), GA (HRC +45), TN (HRC +31), TX (HRC +37), VA (HRC +30)
BS: OK (BS +12), VT (BS +74)

Alabama is the REAL prize of the night for Hillary

It's one of the smallest delegate count states...but it broke (according to the New York Times) 82-14...which is within five percent of Bernie numbers in Vermont.

NBC's "four issues" show Bernie's biggest problem

This is the result of NBC's polling of the South Carolina primary: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/primaries/SC

What I'd like you to do is to go there and scroll down to the question, "which one of these four issues is the most important facing the country?" They give four choices: health care, jobs and economy, terrorism, income inequality. Of the four, three - all but terrorism - are Bernie's platform in a nutshell. Respondents were to pick one issue, then choose the candidate he or she felt would be best at dealing with it.

After the first three primaries, terrorism didn't get any responses; since terror is largely a coastal concern and this was the first coastal-state primary, I can understand that. But of the other three, until Saturday Hillary was seen as the best choice on health care and on the economy, and Bernie on income inequality. In South Carolina, Hillary also picked up the nod on income inequality.

In other words, Bernie has lost control of his message - when all you have are three planks in your platform and your opponent bests you on all of them, you have an insurmountable problem.
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