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Obama to Governor Walker: "as-salamu alaykum"

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http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2015/03/15/393135473/5-obama-jokes-that-stood-out-from-his-gridiron-club-routine

Ted Cruz frightens little girl - makes her cry - by shouting: 'Your world is on fire!'



A little girl being held by her mother repeated Cruz’s final words as a question. “The world is on fire?” she asked.

In response, Cruz took a time-out from his speech and approached the child and her mother and proceeded to frighten her as if the world as we know is about to be turned into ash.

“The world is on fire! Yes! Your world is on fire!”

Apparently being incapable of recognizing that he is speaking to a child, Cruz discovered that his rhetoric isn’t appropriate for all ages and quickly sought to make the girl feel better.

“But you know what? Your mommy is here and everyone is here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better.”

MORE:
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/03/15/ted-cruz-makes-little-girl-cry-after-scaring-her-with-his-apocalyptic-rhetoric-video/

The Doctors Strangelove


In the city of Ferguson, nearly everyone is a wanted criminal.


That may seem like hyperbole, but it is a literal fact. In Ferguson -- a city with a population of 21,000 -- 16,000 people have outstanding arrest warrants, meaning that they are currently actively wanted by the police. In other words, if you were to take four people at random, the Ferguson police would consider three of them fugitives.

That statistic should be truly shocking. Yet in the wake of the Department of Justice's withering report on the city's policing practices, it has gone almost entirely unmentioned. News reports and analysis have focused on the racism discovered in departmental emails, and the gangsterish financial "shakedown" methods deployed against African Americans. In doing so, they have missed the full picture of Ferguson's operation, which reveals a totalizing police regime beyond any of Kafka's ghastliest nightmares.

The Department of Justice's 102-page report is a rich source of damning facts about the Ferguson criminal justice system. But tucked halfway in and passed over quickly is a truly revelatory set of figures: the arrest warrant data for the Ferguson Municipal Court.

It turns out that nearly everyone in the city is wanted for something. Even internal police department communications found the number of arrest warrants to be "staggering". By December of 2014, "over 16,000 people had outstanding arrest warrants that had been issued by the court." The report makes clear that this refers to individual people, rather than cases (i.e. people with many cases are not being counted multiple times). However, if we do look at the number of cases, the portrait is even starker. In 2013, 32,975 offenses had associated warrants, so that there were 1.5 offenses for every city resident.




MORE:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-robinson/the-shocking-finding-from-the-doj-ferguson_b_6858388.html

President Obama: "No, You Can't..."

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Rudy Giuliani ‘Commends’ Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson For Shooting Michael Brown

this time Giuliani came right out and said it about Michael Brown:

GIULIANI: What happened in Ferguson is a man committed a robbery, attempted to assault a police officer, and the police officer - to save his life - shot him and… The police officer did his duty. The officer should be commended for what he did. He did exactly what he should do.


It’s one thing to say Officer Wilson had a reasonable fear for his life when he shot Brown. It’s quite another to praise him for it.


Read more at http://www.newshounds.us/rudy_giuliani_commends_ferguson_police_officer_darren_wilson_for_shooting_michael_brown_031415#EqmRFEPhZzbQ6Zq1.99

"You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to

President Obama at Gridiron Club dinner:

"You don’t diminish your office by taking a selfie. You do it by sending a poorly written letter to Iran. Really. That wasnt a joke.”




MORE:
http://theobamadiary.com/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2015/03/14/president-obama-jokes-about-clintons-emails-scott-walker-and-marijuana-at-gridiron-club-dinner/
http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/15/politics/obama-gridiron-dinner/

EXCLUSIVE: As governor, Jeb Bush used e-mail to discuss security, troop movements

As governor, Jeb Bush used e-mail to discuss security, troop movements

Jeb Bush used his private e-mail account as Florida governor to discuss security and military issues such as troop deployments to the Middle East and the protection of nuclear plants, according to a review of publicly released records.

The e-mails include two series of exchanges involving details of Florida National Guard troop deployments in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the review by The Washington Post found.

Aides to Bush said Saturday that none of the e-mails contained sensitive or classified information, and that many of the events mentioned in them were documented in press accounts, either contemporaneously or later. But security experts say private e-mail systems such as the one used by Bush are more vulnerable to hackers, and that details such as troop movements could be exploited by enemies.

An unknown number of the e-mails housed on Bush’s server were redacted or withheld from public release because they contained sensitive security issues, Bush representatives have said. Communications director Tim Miller said general policy was for Bush to discuss sensitive National Guard issues in person with only occasional briefings by e-mail that “wouldn’t contain information that should not be in the public domain.”



more:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/as-governor-jeb-bush-used-e-mail-to-discuss-security-troop-movements/2015/03/14/0d7fae16-ca49-11e4-b2a1-bed1aaea2816_story.html

"Do You Keep Hearing Crazy Voices?"

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https://twitter.com/Bipartisanism/status/576863390141829121

TWEETY re: GOP: "Why would they want to be suckers for latest propaganda move by neo-conservatives?"



Don’t they have any pride? Don’t Republicans want to be known as thinking Americans, people who care about this country protecting itself? Why would they want to be suckers for the latest propaganda move by the neo-conservatives? Is this Mitch McConnell’s way of “leading from behind”?


http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/let-me-finish-the-embarrassment-over-the-iran-letter
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