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If Jeb Bush Doesn't NOT Think This Is A Relevant Question, Then He Is Not Fit To Run For ANY Office.




You tell him Barbara,
No More Bushes

"Enemy Forces"

Missouri National Guard's term for Ferguson protesters: 'Enemy forces'

Washington (CNN)As the Missouri National Guard prepared to deploy to help quell riots in Ferguson, Missouri, that raged sporadically last year, the guard used highly militarized words such as "enemy forces" and "adversaries" to refer to protesters, according to documents obtained by CNN.

The guard came to Ferguson to support law enforcement officers, whom many community leaders and civil rights activists accused of using excessive force and inflaming an already tense situation in protests that flared sporadically from August through the end of the year.

The National Guard's language, contained in internal mission briefings obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, is intensifying the concerns of some who objected to the police officers' actions in putting down riots. They broke out after the August 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by city police officer Darren Wilson. A grand jury declined to indict Wilson in the case.

"It's disturbing when you have what amounts to American soldiers viewing American citizens somehow as the enemy," said Antonio French, an alderman in St. Louis.

Video & More:

Marco Rubio ID'd consuming "liberal" fast food.

This week in presidential politics, we saw the emergence of Chipotle as a populist equalizer. Since we have now arrived at this point in our democracy, it may be time to crown a new leader of the 2016 burrito caucus: Marco Rubio.

In exclusive footage obtained by IJReview, voters may see the true colors of a man with a hunger for the White House, but also a chicken quesadilla.

Here are the unabridged adventures of newly minted presidential candidate Marco Rubio, ordering at the Union Station Chipotle in Washington D.C., on the evening of April 15th.



Hillary's new logo inspires other candidates to design their own.


Deli Owner Hangs White Pride Sign In Window, Promptly Goes Out Of Business

The sign created an immediate backlash and Boggess’ deli was inundated with angry calls and messages. For his part, Boggess seemed baffled by the whole thing. Speaking with NJ.com after five days of scandal, Boggess said it was just a misunderstanding:

“Boggess explained yesterday, ‘I love everybody, and everybody should celebrate what they are,’ and ‘I shouldn’t have to feel bad about being white….’

‘I never meant it to be a black/white thing. I only meant it to be a white thing.’ But some people ‘twisted the meaning’ of the sign…”

Needless to say, customers stopped showing up to Boggess’ shop. He eventually took down the sign, but the damage to his reputation was already done. Now, just a month and half later, Boggess says he’s essentially bankrupt.

More (does not end well for Boggess):

St. Louis Archbishop Didn't Know Sex With Children Was a Crime

The St. Louis archbishop embroiled in a sexual abuse scandal testified last month that he didn’t know in the 1980s whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children, according to a court deposition released Monday.


In a video released by the St. Paul law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates, the Catholic archbishop is asked whether he had known it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a child.

“I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not,” Carlson responded. “I understand today it’s a crime.”

When asked when he first realized it was a crime for an adult — including priests — to have sex with a child, Carlson, 69, shook his head.

“I don’t remember,” he testified.


Stewart and ‘Balloon Cheney’ Go on Epic Quest to Solve the Mystery of Who Let Iran Get Nukes

Using his best detective tropes, Stewart laid out the case that, in fact, it was Cheney in Iraq, with the oil contracts, that allowed Iran to become the regional power: by taking down the Iraqi government, which was keeping the Iranian nuclear program in check, and installing an Iran-friendly prime minister in Nouri al-Maliki, Cheney had allowed Iran’s uranium-enriching centrifuges to multiply by twentyfold by the end of the Bush administration.

And the smoking gun: Stewart uncovered a damning video of Cheney in 1998, when he was a member of Halliburton’s board, complaining that the company could not cut deals with Iran, because of America’s dumb sanctions.

“You, sir, were arguing for the United States to lift sanctions on Iran, so that your company, Halliburton, could get contracts with this radical regime!” Stewart accused the balloon. “Contracts worth millions of dollars! And pardon me if I am impugning your character, but what would you make of a man whose final act in the business world, before joining the American government as Vice President, would be to enter into contracts with the number one state sponsor of terror, just before leaving to become Bush’s running mate?!”


The balloon then floated away, narrowly escaping the law.

Jeb Bush Proclaims: I will try to "break the tie between the Adams family and the Bush family,"

Concord, New Hampshire (CNN)Jeb Bush joked he's not angling to set any historical records for presidential lineage.

"I have to prove that I'm not running for president -- if I go beyond the consideration of this to being an active candidate -- to try to break the tie between the Adams family and the Bush family," he said Thursday night, drawing laughs at an event in Concord, New Hampshire. "That really isn't my motivation -- but I have to prove that."

He was referring to John Adams, the second U.S. president, and John Quincy Adams, the sixth president —the only father-son president duo besides George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.


She's a Monster

She's a Monster
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Thursday, April 16, 2015

So, one of the things I was thinking about, after I posted the thing about Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton, is how often I rarely hear Hillary Clinton spoken about in the same sentence as another woman without a frame that casts them as adversaries and/or competitors.

With the important caveats that no woman owes Hillary Clinton a vote, and that she must continue to work to earn the trust of all women, especially women of color, I find it really interesting (ahem) that a female candidate who has spent much of her career talking about women's issues is almost never discussed as having a good relationship with any other women.

And, the thing is, Clinton works extremely well with lots of other women. She seems to have a warm relationship with lots of her female colleagues: Women who work for her, women who work with her, other female leaders in the US, other female leaders around the globe.

Just a quick Google image search later, here is a totally different narrative than the one we usually get about Hillary Clinton:

Clearly, all of these women hate Hillary Clinton, and she is a monster.

some MORE really good pics to remind us that there is humans are NOT one dimensional (not even Hillary Clinton):

50 People Were Asked To Enter A Room Full Of Balloons.....

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