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REMINDER: Obama's historic Iran Deal does not arm Iran. You're thinking of Ronald Reagan and Cheney.

Tell all your friends & family (some of them forgot)


It has always been easy for me to choose sides.

gamma kpete

I Blame, yes blame NRA Head Wayne LaPierre

There’s really one man who bears most of the responsibility for this: the head of the NRA Wayne LaPierre. After the Newtown massacre, most Americans believed it was inconceivable that nothing would be done. There was tremendous momentum to start making some necessary changes. But as a recent PBS Frontline documentary called “Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA” put it, LaPierre would have none of it:

NARRATOR: His advisers wanted him to lie low, but LaPierre had a very different idea. Expecting trouble, he hired personal security guards, and headed into Washington.

ROBERT DRAPER, The New York Times Magazine: Without telling anyone, LaPierre himself staged a press conference in Washington, D.C.

NARRATOR: The media gathered. Many expected a chastened and conciliatory LaPierre.

ROBERT DRAPER: I think there was an assumption that, surely, he’s going to throw the gun safety advocates, and for that matter the Newtown parents, some kind of bone.

NARRATOR: But LaPierre had something else in mind.

WAYNE LaPIERRE: The only way — the only way — to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

ED O’KEEFE: And he almost immediately goes right back to what they usually say, which is that the answer to this is more guns.

WAYNE LaPIERRE: What if, when Adam Lanza started shooting his way into Sandy Hook elementary school last Friday, he’d been confronted by qualified armed security?

SHERYL GAY STOLBERG, The New York Times: His comments are aimed directly at the gun owners of America, to rile them up, to get them behind the NRA’s no holds barred, never say die, you know, no compromise position.

WAYNE LaPIERRE: Our children— we as a society leave them every day utterly defenseless, and the monsters and the predators of the world know it and exploit it.

NARRATOR: In Washington, they said the speech was a political disaster.

PROTESTER: The NRA stop killing our children!

NARRATOR: In New York City, LaPierre was called the craziest man on earth and a gun nut. But those who know LaPierre say the speech was no miscalculation.

PAUL BARRETT: This was not off the cuff. He didn’t lose it. This was very thought out. And they decided on a strategy and they executed the strategy.

JOHN AQUILINO: ]Because the people that it resonated with gave more money, and this is what you need to do in order to keep that— that tough persona.

PAUL BARRETT: And we’ve got to send the signal that this is not the time to compromise, that Obama is the enemy, and they want to take your guns away. Yes, it’s too bad about the kids, but we are not going to back down.


HP Employees Won’t Give Carly Fiorina a Dime

Out of the thousands of people she worked with, why are only two giving Fiorina a reportable amount of cash?

The employees at Hewlett-Packard, where Carly Fiorina was CEO for six years, don’t seem interested in seeing their old boss become commander-in-chief.

Of the 302,000 employees at the company, not one has given a reportable amount to help Fiorina fund her 2016 presidential campaign, according to the campaign’s most recent FEC filings, which lists all donations over $200. HP’s corporate leadership also doesn’t seem keen on the idea of Fiorina in the White House. Among the 12-member board of directors, just one, Ann Livermore, has given a donation above that threshold.

Also missing from the donor list are current CEO (and former GOP gubernatorial candidate) Meg Whitman, any members of the senior leadership team, and all but one member of the HP Board during Fiorina’s tenure there from 1999 to 2005. Tom Perkins, a venture capitalist and former board member who voted to fire Fiorina in 2005, has since had a change of heart and donated $25,000 to CARLY for America, the super PAC supporting her.


PELOSI Smacks Conservative Reporter: "I Think I Know More About THIS Subject Than YOU"

Nancy Pelosi smacks down a conservative reporter’s anti-abortion talking points
A conservative reporter asks a loaded question about Planned Parenthood, and the congresswoman lets him have it

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has long been among Democrats’ fiercest champions of reproductive rights. She’s also a self-described “devout, practicing Catholic” and mother of five children. Pelosi sees no contradiction between her ardent feminism and her family and religious background, and she doesn’t hesitate to bring up the latter when discussing the former.

The former House Speaker vividly illustrated that during her weekly press briefing on Thursday, when a reporter seized on the recent controversy over federal Planned Parenthood funding to ask her whether a fetus constituted a human being.

“I am a devout, practicing Catholic. A mother of five children,” Pelosi responded. “When my baby was born … my oldest child was six years old. I think I know more about this subject than you, with all due respect.”

Watch Pelosi’s mic-dropping moment here.


Pretty chilling if confirmed.

Evidently this was posted on 4chan yesterday:

I repeat, if confirmed
I am trying to find out more

Best Source Of Info I Can Find:
The identities of the shooter and the victims were unavailable at press time. At least 11 had been transported to Mercy Medial Center, according to Mercy spokeswoman Kathleen Nickel, and two of those died. One victim was life-flighted north. As many as 13 victims were dead and the alleged shooter was reportedly killed.

Kortney Moore, 18, from Rogue River, was in her Writing 115 class in Snyder Hall when one shot came through a window. She saw her teacher get shot in the head. The shooter was inside at that point, and he told people to get on the ground. The shooter was asking people to stand up and state their religion and then started firing away, Moore said. Moore was lying there with people who had been shot.

There are unconfirmed reports that the shooter had either been shot or had shot himself. An official confirmed that the shooter had been “neutralized.”

Brady Winder, 23, of Portland, said he was in the room next door when he heard a loud thud that didn’t sound like a gunshot. He then heard a percussion of gunshots and the students all fled out the front door.


and, once again, the gun was said to be resting comfortably

The National Rifle Association and Fox News would like you all to know that it's
"too soon" to talk about gun violance.

45th School Shooting This Year...

Here we go again. We'll hear a brief conversation about gun control,
it'll (once again) go nowhere, and we'll sit back and wait for the next one. The NRA wins (and kills) again

Bottom line, we are not a civilized society when we allow gun rights to usurp human rights.





WED SEP 30, 2015 AT 09:45 PM PDT

People have sworn up and down one or all of the following since Bernie announced.

"He's a socialist he won't get any traction."
"He won't get above 30% anywhere won't even win a single state."
"He won't raise enough money."
"He's not electable."
"He's not a serious candidate."

Well people (AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) you have been proven wrong. He just about tied Hillary's high powered, rich ass people, super pac fundraising campaign and EVERY LAST CENT CAME FROM US! THE PEOPLE!

He is kicking her ass in New Hampshire, catching up in Iowa and consistently gaining ground across the country. WITH NOT A SINGLE FUCKING AD AIRED!!

He is attracting the youth vote, and a lot of pissed off Independents and moderate Republicans as well.

He is doing as well or better than her against EVERY DAMN REPUBLICAN OUT THERE.


Alabama sends message: We are too broke to care about Civil Rights/Voting Rights

Take a look at the 10 Alabama counties with the highest percentage of non-white registered voters. That's Macon, Greene, Sumter, Lowndes, Bullock, Perry, Wilcox, Dallas, Hale, and Montgomery, according to the Alabama Secretary of State's office. Alabama, thanks to its budgetary insanity and inanity, just opted to close driver license bureaus in eight of them. All but Dallas and Montgomery will be closed.

Closed. In a state in which driver licenses or special photo IDs are a requirement for voting.

It's not just a civil rights violation. It is not just a public relations nightmare. It is not just an invitation for worldwide scorn and an alarm bell to the Justice Department. It is an affront to the very notion of justice in a nation where one man one vote is as precious as oxygen. It is a slap in the face to all who believe the stuff we teach the kids about how all are created equal.

Every single county in which blacks make up more than 75 percent of registered voters will see their driver license office closed. Every one.

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