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"It's Not Halloween, It's A Polling Place"

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Chris Christie blows his top after angry constituent confronts him at press conference

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New Jersey's biggest bully, Gov. Chris Christie turned up for a press conference yesterday and had a surprising spat with a New Jersey man who turned up to tell Christie he needs to do more for residents who are still displaced from their homes after Hurricane Sandy.
Watch the tense confrontation below the fold.



Christie, who showed up for the cameras and the spotlight, chastised the man for showing up for the cameras and the spotlight:


I'll be more than happy to have a debate with you anytime you'd like, guy. Because someone like you doesn't know a damn thing you're talking about except to show up when the cameras are here and show off.

So, listen, you want to have that conversation later buddy, I'd be happy to have it. But until that time, sit down and shut up!

(Man offers to meet him to talk about it later)

I'll tell you, there's about a thousand things I'll do tonight, going to dinner with you is about number one thousand and one.


http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/30/1340351/-Chris-Christie-blows-his-top-after-angry-constituent-confronts-him-at-press-conference

Sen Rand Paul: "The Republican Party brand sucks & so people don't want to be a Republican."

(CNN) -- It might not be the term that Republican Party leaders prefer, but Sen. Rand Paul had a choice word about the GOP's brand: It "sucks."

While in Michigan on Wednesday spreading his message about building a more inclusive party, Paul -- as he has many times before --acknowledged that Republicans need to collectively improve their image.

"Remember Domino's Pizza? They admitted, 'Hey, our pizza crust sucks.' The Republican Party brand sucks and so people don't want to be a Republican and for 80 years, African-Americans have had nothing to do with Republicans," the Kentucky Republican said, according to The Hill.

His comments came in remarks at a GOP field office in a predominantly black neighborhood in Detroit.




http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/30/politics/rand-paul-gop-brand/index.html

BREAKING AP:Nurse Defies State's Forced Quarantine, Goes for Bike Ride With Her Boyfriend in Maine

Nurse Defies State's Forced Quarantine, Goes for Bike Ride With Her Boyfriend in Maine
FORT KENT, Maine — Oct 30, 2014, 9:06 AM ET
Associated Press

Nurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine.


that is it, yep:
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/nurse-defies-states-forced-quarantine-bike-ride-boyfriend-26569155

Robert Reich: Conservatives have an empathy deficit disorder

Robert Reich: Conservatives have an empathy deficit disorder

Empathy Deficit Disorder
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2014

Commenting on a recent student suicide at an Alaska high school, Alaska’s Republican Congressman Don Young said suicide didn’t exist in Alaska before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality.

“When people had to work and had to provide and had to keep warm by putting participation in cutting wood and catching the fish and killing the animals, we didn’t have the suicide problem,” he said. Government handouts tell people “you are not worth anything but you are going to get something for nothing.”

Alaska has the highest rate of suicide per capita in America – almost twice the national average, and a leading cause of death in Alaska for young people ages 15 to 24 — but I doubt it’s because Alaskans lead excessively easy lives.

Every time I visit Alaska I’m struck by how hard people there have to work to make ends meet. The state is the last American frontier, where people seem more self-reliant than anywhere in the lower forty eight.




the rest:
http://robertreich.org/post/101141762730

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Donates $50,000 for Gaza Schools

Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Donates $50,000 for Gaza Schools

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai said Wednesday she will donate $50,000 to help rebuild U.N. schools damaged during the recent conflict in Gaza. The Pakistani teenager announced she would be giving away the winnings from her World's Children's Prize while collecting the award in Stockholm. "Innocent Palestinian children have suffered terribly and for too long," Yousafzai said. "We must all work to ensure Palestinian boys and girls, and all children everywhere, receive a quality education in a safe environment. Because without education, there will never be peace."

Yousafzai was shot in the head by a gang of Taliban militants who objected to her educational activism. She has since gone on to promote education globally. The schools benefiting from her funds were hit by Israeli shells during seven weeks of bombing and fighting in July and August, which left more than 2,100 Palestinians and 72 Israelis dead


Beautiful Video:
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/nobel-prize-winner-malala-yousafzai-donates-50-000-gaza-schools-n236581

Hillary Clinton: Joni Ernst's dodging of editorial boards "seems like it should be disqualifying."

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Hillary Clinton: Joni Ernst's dodging of editorial boards "seems like it should be disqualifying."
https://twitter.com/aseitzwald/status/527543360035520513

Illinois teacher calls Jamaican students ‘n*gger’ after they object to ‘African-American’



Eighth graders Mea Thompson and Zaria Daniel told WMAQ that they were working in a Social Studies group with two other students at Jay Stream Middle School last Wednesday when the substitute teacher referred to them as “African-American.”

“All four of us that were sitting there got offended because none of us are from Africa,” Thompson recalled. I’m Jamaican. So we said, ‘Can you please not call us that?’”


“She continued to call us that and said, ‘It’s the politically correct term.’ Then she said, ‘Well, back then you guys would be considered the N-word.”

Thompson and Daniel said they were almost moved to tears by the teacher’s words.

“We were so shocked and we were like, ‘What? Excuse me?’” Thompson replied. “She was like, ‘Well, back then that’s what African-Americans were called.’”




http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/10/illinois-teacher-calls-jamaican-students-ngger-after-they-object-to-african-american/

No Shame - Lindsey Graham: White Men Will 'Do Great' Under My Presidency

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joked in a private meeting this month that white men would "do great" under his presidency, according to audio obtained by CNN.

The South Carolina Republican confirmed to the news outlet that he made the comment at a meeting of the Hibernian Society of Charleston, a charity organization that he said encourages speakers "to be earthy, to make fun of yourself, to make fun of them."

"If I get to be president, white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," Graham says in one audio snippet as the audience laughs.

"I've tried to help you with your tax status," the senator says in another recording. "I'm sorry the government's so f*cked up."



http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/lindsay-graham-white-men-presidency

Earliest police report from Ferguson is released and conflicts with Darren Wilson's testimony leaks


Tucked away inside of the full autopsy report is an initial statement of Darren Wilson's perspective as told by Detective Patrick J. Hokamp of the St. Louis County Police Department. It is the first known statement from a detective who was actually on the scene soon after the shooting and appears to have been given to the medical examiner soon after the shooting. What's most surprising isn't necessarily what is included in this statement, but some glaring omissions when compared up against recent statements purported to be from Darren Wilson's testimony to the grand jury.

Below you will find the statement from Detective Hokamp from the scene of the shooting and Darren Wilson's alleged testimony recounting what took place.


Here is the initial report Detective Hokamp provided about the confrontation and shooting death of Mike Brown at the hands of Darren Wilson. It can be found on Page 2 of the official autopsy report.

The deceased and another individual were walking down the middle of Canfield. Officer D. Wilson (DSN-609), of the Ferguson Police Department observed the two individuals, he requested that they get out of the roadway.

The deceased became belligerent towards Officer Wilson. As Officer Wilson exited out of his patrol vehicle the deceased pushed his door shut and began to struggle with Officer Wilson, during the struggle the officers weapon was un-holstered. The weapon discharged during the struggle.

The deceased then ran down the roadway. Officer Wilson then began to chase the deceased. As he was giving chase to the deceased, the deceased turned around and ran towards Officer Wilson. Officer Wilson had his service weapon drawn, as the deceased began to run towards him, he discharged his service weapon several times.



MORE:

http://www.stltoday.com/online/pdf-autopsy-report-for-michael-brown/pdf_ce018d0c-5998-11e4-b700-001a4bcf6878.html
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/29/1340042/-Earliest-police-report-from-Ferguson-is-released-and-conflicts-with-Darren-Wilson-s-testimony-leaks
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