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FOX News saved my life...

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 07:54 PM (29 replies)

Rick Perry stops paying all of his staff as fundraising dries up

Rick Perry's presidential campaign has stopped paying all of its staff as the Republican former Texas governor's fundraising has dried up, campaign officials and other Republicans familiar with the operation said late Monday.

Perry has stopped paying his staff at the national headquarters in Austin as well as in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, according to a Republican familiar with the Perry campaign who demanded anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.

Perry campaign manager Jeff Miller told staff last Friday, the day after the first Republican presidential debate, that they would no longer be paid and are free to look for other jobs -- and, so far at least, most aides have stuck with Perry, this Republican said.

News that the Perry campaign had stopped paying its staff of six in South Carolina was first reported late Monday afternoon by the National Journal. News that the campaign was not paying any staff was first reported Monday night by CBS News.

"Money is extremely tight," said Katon Dawson, Perry's South Carolina campaign chairman. “We all moved to volunteer status," he said, but added, "Our team is working as hard as it was last week."

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:32 AM (6 replies)

New step in Trump's feud with Fox News; Hillary weighs in

Speaking publicly for the first time since the debate, Clinton on Monday said Trump's comments about Kelly should not overshadow the rest of the GOP field's policies dealing with women.

"They brag about slashing women's health care funding," Hillary told reporters while campaigning in New Hampshire. "They say they would force women who have been raped to carry their rapist's child, and we don't hear any of them supporting raising the minimum wage, paid leave for new parents, access to quality child care, equal pay for women or anything else that will help to give women a chance to get ahead."


Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 11, 2015, 06:29 AM (20 replies)

WTF:Lowe's stops black delivery driver to satisfy customer's demand

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A Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Danville, Virginia, stopped an employee from making a delivery to a customer who demanded that the store not send a black man for the job, according to reports. Marcus Bradley, an African-American who has worked with Lowe's for the past 11 years, was reportedly already in the truck last Monday when his manager told him to send another driver.

"I got a phone call on the phone telling me to bring the delivery back, saying that I couldn't do the delivery," Bradley said, according to KPHO, a CBS affiliate, which reported the news Friday. "I asked him why I couldn't do it and he said because you're black and they don't want you at the house," he said, adding: "I mean, I thought that Lowe's would take up for me."

The customer who made the demand reportedly said, according to the Daily Mail: "I got a right to have whatever I want and that's it.”


Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Aug 10, 2015, 07:57 PM (57 replies)

Mapping Migration in the United States

Where people who lived in each state in 2012 were born

Each shape represents where the people living in a state were born. Within a state, larger shapes mean a group makes up a larger share of the population.

Click to see interactive map on where your neighbors are from. It is quite interesting.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Aug 10, 2015, 09:31 AM (2 replies)

Love this headline: G.O.P. Candidates and Obama’s Failure to Fail

Krugman - G.O.P. Candidates and Obama’s Failure to Fail

What did the men who would be president talk about during last week’s prime-time Republican debate? Well, there were 19 references to God, while the economy rated only 10 mentions. Republicans in Congress have voted dozens of times to repeal all or part of Obamacare, but the candidates only named President Obama’s signature policy nine times over the course of two hours. And energy, another erstwhile G.O.P. favorite, came up only four times.

Strange, isn’t it? The shared premise of everyone on the Republican side is that the Obama years have been a time of policy disaster on every front. Yet the candidates on that stage had almost nothing to say about any of the supposed disaster areas.

And there was a good reason they seemed so tongue-tied: Out there in the real world, none of the disasters their party predicted have actually come to pass. President Obama just keeps failing to fail. And that’s a big problem for the G.O.P. — even bigger than Donald Trump.

Start with health reform. Talk to right-wingers, and they will inevitably assert that it has been a disaster. But ask exactly what form this disaster has taken, and at best you get unverified anecdotes about rate hikes and declining quality.


Damn you Obama...
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Aug 10, 2015, 06:42 AM (21 replies)

How important is FOX to the GOP? Their reaction to Trumps comments on Megyn tell much

Hand-Wringing in G.O.P. After Donald Trump’s Remarks on Megyn Kelly

Donald J. Trump’s suggestion that a Fox News journalist had questioned him forcefully at the Republican presidential debate because she was menstruating cost him a speaking slot Saturday night at an influential gathering of conservatives in Atlanta. It also raised new questions about how much longer Republican Party leaders would have to contend with Mr. Trump’s disruptive presence in the primary field.

Continuing his complaints about Megyn Kelly, one of the moderators of the debate, in an interview on CNN Friday night, Mr. Trump said, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.” The remark prompted Erick Erickson, the leader of RedState, the conservative group, to disinvite him.

“If your standard-bearer has to resort to that,” Mr. Erickson told hundreds of conservative activists in a packed Atlanta hotel ballroom on Saturday, “we need a new standard-bearer.”


Now we all know that what he said is misogynistic, but the GOP generally falls in that category anyway with all the efforts to kill plant parenthood and other actions they take. So the fact that they are upset about this, shows that FOX is too valuable to the GOP and their efforts to kill the government for which they want to use to rob civil liberties from non-whites and non-males.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Aug 10, 2015, 06:33 AM (1 replies)

Guess How Much Of Uncle Sam's Money Goes To Foreign Aid. Guess Again

How much of the federal budget goes to foreign aid?

What's your best guess? 10 percent? 20 percent? 1 percent?

If you're like most Americans, you probably guessed wrong.

In December, the Kaiser Family Foundation polled 1,505 people. Only 1 in 20 knew the right answer: less than 1 percent of the $4 trillion federal budget goes to foreign aid. The average respondent estimated that 26 percent went toward assisting other countries.

What's more, our ignorance colors the way we think about foreign spending. Fifty-six percent of the poll respondents thought the U.S. spends too much on foreign aid. Once they were told that the U.S. spends less than 1 percent of the federal budget on foreign aid, only 28 percent still thought the nation was overspending.

This is nothing new. The Kaiser Family Foundation has conducted this poll since 2009, and every year the response is the same. But maybe it's not our fault. Maybe the problem is that foreign aid is incredibly complicated. Even coming up with a definition of "foreign aid" is tough. So we spoke to five specialists to soak up some foreign aid smarts.

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 7, 2015, 02:14 PM (7 replies)

I would like to take this time to congratulate the media, republicans and the anti-Clinton crowd...

A collective effort may have possible knocked down Hillary Clinton.

With all the ongoing attacks and extra scrutiny only reserved for the Clintons from the media and repulbicans, Clinton's favorability takes a major hits.

The Democratic presidential candidate is viewed unfavorably by 48 percent of likely voters, compared with 37 percent who view her favorably.

Her ratings are down significantly from the last NBC/WSJ poll in June, when 44 percent viewed Clinton favorably versus 40 percent who viewed her unfavorably.
These numbers will certainly add to the consternation already permeating Democratic circles following a recent Quinnipiac University poll which showed Clinton’s favorability drowning in key swing states.

NBC News points out that Clinton’s fav/unfav ratio, while worse than Barack Obama’s throughout his presidency, is identical to her husband Bill Clinton’s score heading into the Democratic nomination in ’92.

Pollster Bill McInturff compared Clinton’s campaign to a battleship able to withstand several torpedo strikes, “but there has been a torpedo that has hit something, and there are some leaks.”

Despite her low favorability numbers, Clinton remains the clear frontrunner among the current field of Democratic presidential candidates.


Despite her low favorability numbers, Clinton remains the clear frontrunner among the current field of Democratic presidential candidates.

spin it negative, spin it negative!

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 4, 2015, 06:25 AM (78 replies)

Kentucky man shoots down drone hovering over his backyard

© William H. Merideth The way William Merideth sees it, it’s pretty clear-cut: a drone flying over his backyard was a well-defined invasion of privacy, analogous to a physical trespassing.

Not knowing who owned it, the Kentucky man took out his shotgun and fired three blasts of Number 8 birdshot to take the drone out.

"It was just right there," he told Ars. "It was hovering, I would never have shot it if it was flying. When he came down with a video camera right over my back deck, that's not going to work. I know they're neat little vehicles, but one of those uses shouldn’t be flying into people's yards and videotaping."

Minutes later, a car full of four men that he didn’t recognize rolled up, "looking for a fight."

"Are you the son of a b***h that shot my drone?" one said, according to Merideth.

His terse reply to the men, while wearing a 10mm Glock holstered on his hip: "If you cross that sidewalk onto my property, there’s going to be another shooting."

The men backed down, retreated to their car, and waited for the police to arrive.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jul 30, 2015, 06:47 AM (433 replies)
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