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Matt Taibbi: The GOP Clown Car Rolls On

The GOP Clown Car Rolls On

On the campaign trail with the most dishonest, bumbling and underqualified pack of presidential candidates in history

By Matt Taibbi November 17, 2015

Not one of them can win, but one must. That's the paradox of the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, fast becoming the signature event in the history of black comedy.

Conventional wisdom says that with the primaries and caucuses rapidly approaching, front-running nuts Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson must soon give way to the "real" candidates. But behind Trump and Carson is just more abyss. As I found out on a recent trip to New Hampshire, the rest of the field is either just as crazy or as dangerous as the current poll leaders, or too bumbling to win.

Disaster could be averted if Americans on both the left and the right suddenly decide to be more mature about this, neither backing obvious mental incompetents, nor snickering about those who do. But that doesn't seem probable.

Instead, HashtagClownCar will almost certainly continue to be the most darkly ridiculous political story since Henry II of Champagne, the 12th-century king of Jerusalem, plunged to his death after falling out of a window with a dwarf.


Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-gop-clown-car-rolls-on-20151117#ixzz3rsOoAwRn
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Rock your red, white and blue, Saba! - Total Badass Goes On Fox News In Patriotic Hijab

Kelly opened the discussion by talking about our First Amendment rights. “We have freedom of speech, we have freedom of religion," she said. "And we’re opening up a very dangerous door if we get the government getting to go into a religious institution and decide what amounts to hate speech.”

Pearson then passionately listed followers of the Islamic faith who were responsible for violence in the past, in an attempt to prove her point that all Muslims are capable of and responsible for such behavior. (That logic would suggest that all Catholic churches should've been shut down after the Boston Globe investigation of church sex abuse in 2002, which found thousands of people who were assaulted by members of the clergy.)

After Kelly mentioned the "hotbed" of political activity that seemingly goes on in mosques, Ahmed, who remains incredibly poised the entire time, simply responded: “Megyn, we go to the mosque to pray.”

Rock your red, white and blue, Saba. You more than deserve to.


What it looks like to welcome and protect refugees.


!"Welcome To Scotland"!


In an editorial on the subject, the newspaper called out political "bigots" in Scotland who are attempting to "poison minds against the Syrian refugees."

"They will not succeed in doing so," the outlet wrote.

"Their blatant and cynical attempt to capitalize on a tragedy will disgust the vast majority of Scots, who understand that refugees from Syria are fleeing the very same terrorism of which our French neighbors were targets last weekend."

The tweet with The National's front page has spread like wildfire, garnering more than 2,300 retweets in a matter of hours.

As President Obama reminded us, it's vital we remember that refugees are those trying to escape the violence — not perpetuate it.


Helps sort through the misinformation.


Elizabeth Hasselbeck: It's American to Turn away Refugees if We Do It with a Good Heart

Tax the rich, NOW.


Paris Widower to Terrorists: "you will not have my hatred"

Friday night you stole the life of a being of exception, the love of my life, the mother of my son, but you won't have my hatred. I don't know who you are and I don't want to know, you're dead souls. If this God for which you kill indiscriminately made us in his own image, every bullet in the body of my wife will have been a wound in his heart.

"You would like me to be scared, for me to look at my fellow citizens with a suspicious eye, for me to sacrifice my liberty for my security. You have lost.

I saw her this morning. At last, after nights and days of waiting. She was as beautiful as when she left on Friday evening, as beautiful as when I fell head over heels in love with her more than 12 years ago.

"Of course I am devastated with grief, I grant you this small victory, but it will be short-lived.

"I know she will be with us every day and we will find each other in heaven with free souls which you will never have.

We are two, my son and I, but we are stronger than all the armies of the world. I cannot waste more time to devote yourself, I must join melvil who wakes up from her nap. "He is only just 17 months old, he is going to eat his snack just like every other day, then we are going to play like every other day and all his life this little boy will be happy and free.

"Because you will never have his hatred either."

translated from french:

LOL: Jeb Bush Brings a Crab to a Frog Metaphor

Then, Mr. Bush went for the frog metaphor. And that’s where the problem for him began.

“It’s like the crabs in the, you know, whatever —the crabs in the boiling water,” Mr. Bush tried.

“Frogs,” an audience member shouted out, helpfully.

“The frogs,” Mr. Bush continued. “You think it’s warm, and it feels pretty good and then it feels like you’re in a whirlpool—you know, a Jacuzzi or something.

He concluded with a morbid twist: “And then you’re dead. That’s how this works.”

something about the apple not falling far from the bush???

Mission Accomplished

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