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If I Don't Get Pants, Nobody Gets Pants.

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The Cover Of The Tuscaloosa News 2015

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John Lewis: When people tell me nothing has changed, I say come walk in my shoes and I will show you change. #Selma50



beautiful picture tribute here:
http://theobamadiary.com/

"Keep The Skeer On Em"

Billboard honoring KKK founder on display near Selma bridge on anniversary of historic march



A billboard honoring the founder of the Ku Klux Klan now stands within sight the historic bridge in Selma, Alabama that was the site of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” clash between civil rights protesters and police.

The New York Daily News reported Saturday that the billboard shows Nathan Bedford Forrest — Klan founder and Confederate war hero — astride his horse with the motto, “Keep the skeer on ‘em,” meaning, “Keep them afraid.”

President Barack Obama is traveling to Selma on Saturday to march alongside Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and thousands of celebrants as they commemorate the historic clash which took place on March 7, 1965, as a crowd of nonviolent, mostly black protesters marched headlong into a column of Alabama National Guardsmen and other law enforcement officers.

Ironically, on the opposite side of the Forrest billboard — which reads “Visit Selma’s War Between the States historic sites” — is a sign welcoming the president and others to Selma for the 50th anniversary of the march.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2140324.1425682477!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/selma-billboard.jpg?enlarged

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/billboard-honors-kkk-founder-historic-selma-bridge-article-1.2140326

George W. Bush & Dick Cheney Banned From Venezuela After President Brands Him A ‘Terrorist’

Looks like former President George W. Bush will not bask in the oil-rich country of Venezuela after their president, Nicolas Maduro, branded him a terrorist for “terrorist acts and grave human rights violations” in Syria, Iraq and Vietnam. He is subsequently banned from entering the country. Others prohibited from entering the South American nation are former Vice President Dick Cheney, George Tenet, Senators Marco Rubio (R-Florida) and Bob Mendez (D-New Jersey), Congresswoman Ileana Ross Lehtinen (R-Florida).

The decree issued by the Venezuelan president reads:

“Considering that the Republic of Venezuela is a sovereign state that promotes and guarantees universal respect for human rights…It resolves to prohibit the sanctioning of any visa or entry to Venezuela to… George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.”


More specifically, President Maduro said, “We will prohibit visas for individuals who want to come to Venezuela who have violated human rights and have bombed Iraq, Syria and Vietnam. They cannot come here because they are terrorists.”



http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/03/07/george-w-bush-banned-from-venezuela-after-president-brands-him-a-terrorist/

Daniel Ellsberg:If Petraeus didn't commit felony-neither did Snowden, Manning, Sterling, or Kiriakou

Published on
Friday, March 06, 2015
byCommon Dreams

Daniel Ellsberg: Petraeus Case Shows Hypocrisy of Whistleblower Crackdown
If Petraeus did not commit a felony, neither did Snowden, Manning, Sterling, or Kiriakou, says leaker of Pentagon Papers


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On Tuesday, Petraeus pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor charge of "unauthorized removal and retention of classified material." Under the parameters of the plea deal he made with the Justice Department, prosecutors will recommend two years probation and no jail time."


Compare that to the actions of Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years for leaking classified information. As Ellsberg noted: "Chelsea Manning had access to SCI every day… where she worked in Iraq. She chose to disclose none of it, nothing higher than Secret".

There is also the case of Jeffrey Sterling, convicted last month of leaking classified information to New York Times journalist James Risen, "having first revealed it to Congress, as I did," Ellsberg continued.


Sterling was also convicted under the Espionage Act and will be sentenced later this year. Manning is serving 35 years in prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


Ellsberg says Sterling’s "violations of security regulations were in no way more serious than what Petraeus has now admitted to", and that, while it’s too late to do anything about his conviction, the judge should take the Petraeus plea bargain into account at his sentencing.

"If disclosing the identities of covert agents to an unauthorized person and storing them in several unauthorized locations deserves a charge with a maximum sentence of one year," Ellsberg said, "then Edward Snowden should face not more than that same one count."


"The government had the chance to hold Petreaus out as an example on the same felony Espionage Act charges they’ve leveled (unfairly) against every conscientious whistleblower they’ve indicted," Timm concludes. "Their answer? Leaking should no longer be a felony. Let’s make sure we hold them to that, and not only for CIA Directors."


MORE:
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/03/06/daniel-ellsberg-petraeus-case-shows-hypocrisy-whistleblower-crackdown

Darren Wilson says he's 'relieved' no federal charges filed in Ferguson shooting.

Michael Brown had no comment.




















"Go Ahead and Call Bill O'Reilly What He Is: A Pathological Liar":

"Go Ahead and Call Bill O'Reilly What He Is: A Pathological Liar":

"O'Reilly isn't a newsman, he's a blue-eyed cirrhotic cyst erupting acid onto the brass rail at the Now I'll Tell You What the REAL Problem Is Pub. He's the guy who sits next to you and brags about how he'd kick the hell out of any thugs daring to bring violence into his neighborhood, stumbles off his barstool, goes outside, reflexively crosses the street to avoid two black kids on the sidewalk two blocks up, then drives home drunk. He's the guy who picks a fight with you if you correct him, then refuses to throw down because he 'was Gold Gloves in college and doesn't want to end you, man,' then backs away toward his driveway while trying to make eye contact with anyone he thinks is a friend and saying, ' feel sorry for him! I have a pool in my backyard...

Bill O'Reilly is all ad hominem because he has nothing else. In an atmosphere devoid of facts, a legend will have to do, and those who challenge it must be shouted down, threatened or "sanctioned" to intimidate anyone else who might threaten to puncture him next. '

Because that's the other school of thought about Bill O'Reilly, and something that explains why he leapt on Brian Williams with a predatory recognition of common weakness. O'Reilly long ago turned up the volume on his Real American Thug schtick to drown out the fact that almost everything he has to say is either a lie, bullying or a deracinated piece of non-data."

the rest:
http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/28910-go-ahead-and-call-bill-oreilly-what-he-is-a-pathological-liar

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska): Feed The Homeless To The Wolves

This GOP Congressman's Solution to Homelessness Involves Getting Eaten By Wolves

Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) has a different idea. It involves wolves. Specifically, releasing grey wolves into the districts of 79 of his peers in Congress who had recently called for greater protections for the endangered species.

From the Washington Post:

"How many of you have got wolves in your district?" he asked. "None. None. Not one."

"They haven’t got a damn wolf in their whole district," Young continued. "I’d like to introduce them in your district. If I introduced them in your district, you wouldn’t have a homeless problem anymore."


http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2015/03/don-young-homeless-wolves



Area Clown Quits Circus.


http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/03/06/perhaps-the-perfect-tweet/
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2011/10/ringling-bros-elephant-abuse

Dan Savage challenges Ben Carson: ‘Suck my d*ck’ and see if that makes you gay

Gay rights activist Dan Savage called Ben Carson out in his syndicated column this week, challenging the prospective GOP presidential candidate to put his money where his mouth was — so to speak — regarding his views on homosexuality. “If being gay is a choice, prove it,” Savage wrote. “Choose it. Choose to be gay yourself. Show America how that’s done, Ben, show us how a man can choose to be gay. Suck my dick. Name the time and the place and I’ll bring my dick and a camera crew and you can suck me off and win the argument.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/dan-savage-challenges-ben-carson-suck-my-dck-and-see-if-that-makes-you-gay/
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