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You remember no drama Obama? This isn't him

You remember no drama Obama? This isn't him

by digby

This is a parody account. But the quotes are real:



run for the hills:
http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2015/05/you-remember-no-drama-obama-this-isnt.html

LOL: Bill Clinton - Tweets - Barack Obama


Bill Clinton ✔@billclinton
Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend
https://twitter.com/billclinton/status/600389785769881600




President Obama ✔@POTUS
Good question, @billclinton. The handle comes with the house. Know anyone interested in @FLOTUS?
2:07 PM - 18 May 2015
40,990 40,990 Retweets 64,668 64,668 favorites
https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/600407380279566336

OMG: Jeb Bush: A ‘tolerant country’ should allow discrimination based upon ‘religious beliefs’

In a sit-down interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network on Saturday, potential GOP presidential nominee Jeb Bush explained that a “tolerant country” should make room for “people of faith” to discriminate against others.

Speaking with host David Brody, the former Florida governor said, “It’s not just that people of faith can have their views, it’s that they need the space to act on their conscience. That is what faith is about.”

Saying the best of all religious beliefs is when people of faith act on their values to help others, Bush nonetheless defended the rights of those same people to deny “services” to people whose lifestyles they oppose.



MORE:
more scary stuff:http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/jeb-bush-a-tolerant-country-should-allow-discrimination-based-upon-religious-beliefs/

If you discover an environmental disaster in Wyoming-You MUST keep it to yourself.

Forbidden Data
Wyoming just criminalized citizen science.
By Justin Pidot



The new law is of breathtaking scope. It makes it a crime to “collect resource data” from any “open land,” meaning any land outside of a city or town, whether it’s federal, state, or privately owned. The statute defines the word collect as any method to “preserve information in any form,” including taking a “photograph” so long as the person gathering that information intends to submit it to a federal or state agency. In other words, if you discover an environmental disaster in Wyoming, even one that poses an imminent threat to public health, you’re obliged, according to this law, to keep it to yourself.


more:
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/05/wyoming_law_against_data_collection_protecting_ranchers_by_ignoring_the.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_fb_top
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/13/3657795/wyoming-pollution-photography-jail-time/

Citing Soaring Student Debt, Sanders to Pitch Tuition-Free Higher Education

The proposal, which Sanders plans to introduce on Tuesday, would eliminate undergraduate tuition at public colleges and universities and expand work-study programs.

"Countries like Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and many more are providing free or inexpensive higher education for their young people," Sanders, who is running for president as a Democrat, said in a news release. "They understand how important it is to be investing in their youth. We should be doing the same."

Earlier this year, in a speech at Johnson State College in Vermont, Sanders called for a "revolution" in the way higher education is funded in the U.S.

"We must fundamentally restructure our student loan program," he said at the time, adding: "It makes no sense that students and their parents are forced to pay interest rates for higher education loans that are much higher than they pay for car loans or housing mortgages. We must also end the practice of the government making $127 billion over the next decade in profits from student loans."


http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/05/17/citing-soaring-student-debt-sanders-pitch-tuition-free-higher-education

Pull The Plug: Patriot Act on life support

A stalemate in the Senate would leave the FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) without powers they have used to track terrorists for years, say supporters of the Patriot Act.

Without action by the end of the month, key provisions of the Patriot Act will expire, which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argues would put the United States at a pre September 11, 2001-footing.

Yet McConnell has no definite path to extend those provisions.
He and other hawkish senators are pressing for an extension of the key Patriot Act measures, but they are opposed by other senators, the White House and a majority of House lawmakers in both parties.



more:
http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/242271-patriot-act-on-life-support

Jeb Bush: "I was adopted"

American Hatred



A Reddit user has posted a pretty amazing picture which he or she has entitled, simply, “Hatred.” The picture is of a truck which boasts, not one, but 18 of the most offensive, anti-Muslim bumper stickers you’re gonna see. Clearly calling Muslims “disgusting maggots” makes this driver feel like a tough guy. However, he’s driving a Ford F-150 and, as Howie Long, manliest man ever will tell you, that means he’s a total girlie man.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/whoa-man-manages-to-squeeze-every-racist-bumper-sticker-ever-on-one-truck/

RW media may not believe climate change is real. But sure looks like Shell believes it. Smoking gun.


Royal Dutch Shell has been accused of pursuing a strategy that would lead to potentially catastrophic climate change after an internal document acknowledged a global temperature rise of 4C, twice the level considered safe for the planet.

A paper used for guiding future business planning at the Anglo-Dutch multinational assumes that carbon dioxide emissions will fail to limit temperature increases to 2C, the internationally agreed threshold to prevent widespread flooding, famine and desertification.

Instead, the New Lens Scenarios document refers to a forecast by the independent International Energy Agency (IEA) that points to a temperature rise of up to 4C in the short term, rising later to 6C.

The revelations come ahead of the annual general meeting of Shell shareholders in the Netherlands on Tuesday, where the group has accepted a shareholder resolution demanding more transparency about the group’s impact on climate change.


http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/17/shell-accused-of-strategy-risking-catastrophic-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/05/17/1385496/-Shell-Oil-Caught-Planning-for-Deadly-4-to-6-Degree-Rise-in-Global-Temperature

omg, Ann


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