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ROBERT REICH: "Perhaps we’ve got to face the fact we’re really two nations"

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.....John Russel Houser opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater, killing two young women and seriously injuring seven others before turning the gun on himself. Just before the Lafayette shooting, President Obama gave an interview in which he described the lack of gun control in America as one of the most frustrating parts of his presidency.

Perhaps we’ve got to face the fact we’re really two nations – one that loves guns, hates abortion, abhors gay marriage, dislikes immigrants, and is so suspicious of the federal government it won’t even take free Medicaid funding for its near poor. The other America is exactly the opposite. Instead of trying to shoehorn these two Americas together, maybe they should be separated. Say, a two-thirds vote by citizens of a state will determine which America it joins. The two Americas will remain friendly and maintain a joint foreign policy, but their domestic policies will be separate. And we'll need passports (and have to go through metal detectors) in order to get from one to another.



I’m being facetious, of course. But is it a totally crazy idea?


https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/photos/a.404595876219681.103599.142474049098533/1040248855987710/?type=1&permPage=1710/?type=1&permPage=1

Vets Named As "Veterans for Trump" on Trump's Elections Site DENY They Were Even Consulted.

‘Veterans for Trump’ group formed after comments on John McCain
Second world war veteran tells Guardian: ‘I don’t know anything about it’


A number of people were named as members of “Veterans for Trump” on Trump’s election website. “These veterans have pledged their support to Mr Trump in the primary, and they will be advocating for him,” a press release said.

But when the Guardian contacted several claimed Veterans for Trump members on Friday, three said they had never heard of the organisation and had not signed up as members.

“I don’t know anything about it,” said Ernie Fusi, an 88-year-old second world war veteran from Atkinson, New Hampshire. His name was among 51 “Veterans for Trump” whose details were sent out to the media and listed on Trump’s website.

“I haven’t told anyone I want to get in on that,” Fusi said. “I’m not going to do any campaigning.”



http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/25/donald-trump-veterans-john-mccain

You Own THIS Terrorist - REPUKES: Theater gunman "ran as a REPUBLICAN for tax commissioner"

In 1994, Houser joined opponents who helped defeat a proposed bond issue for the school district. He accused the school district of punishing his wife, a public school teacher, for his role in that effort. Years later he ran as a Republican for tax commissioner, and was caught stealing an opponent’s yard signs. He later withdrew.

http://www.katc.com/story/29624774/shooter-russell-houser-has-presence-online-as-ultra-conservative

She will shine, they will wilt, and we can move forward.

Hillary Rodham Clinton will testify on Oct. 22 before the House select committee investigating her role in connection with the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said Saturday.

The testimony will be public, Merrill said. It follows months of wrangling between the Republican-led committee and Clinton, whose allies accuse the panel of conducting a fishing expedition for damaging material that might be used against her as she runs for president in 2016.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2015/07/25/clinton-to-testify-to-benghazi-committee-in-october/


She's playing their game in front of the cameras.

She will shine, they will wilt.

The four deaths in Benghazi warrant years of investigation, but the dozens of deaths due to gun violence or aggressive policing are much ado about nothing.





Kenyan Journalist Gets Over Excited & Reacts Like A High School Girl While Welcoming Obama

Julie Gichuru has hosted big events and many powerful, she even took a selfie with 5 presidents! But today she couldn’t hide her happiness as she introduced Uhuru Kenyatta and US President Barack Obama at The Global Entrepreneurship Summit which is currently ongoing at Gigiri.


https://mpasho.co.ke/julie-gichurus-excited-reacted-like-high-school-girl-welcoming-obama-video/

Quick, Someone Tell CNN!!!

Someone Tell CNN that maybe
its time to STOP enjoying the comfort of opinion.... without the discomfort of thought:


#ChooseKenya
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https://twitter.com/Kamakil/status/624119377202409472
http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/07/24/425651822/kenyas-twitterati-send-thousands-of-messages-to-obama?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=alltech&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150724
https://twitter.com/SamGichuru/status/624196658050531328

Talk Show Host Happily Gave Lafayette-Shooting-Suspect Airtime To Bash Abortion & Feminists

he made dozens of appearances on television talk shows:

Former talk show host Calvin Floyd had Houser on as a frequent guest, knowing that his off-the-wall opinions would generate audience interest… Houser also had a history of domestic violence…

Lafayette Shooting also offers a lesson about who news orgs choose to give airtime and why:





MORE:
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/07/25/late-night-horrorshow-its-about-ethics-in-mass-shooting-journalism/
http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/24/us/louisiana-theater-shooter/https://twitter.com/reedfrich/status/624645432610824192
https://twitter.com/daveweigel/status/624640299407519744








The press is totally complicit in treating this as some kind of act of god,
like a tornado or hurricane,
and not a toxic mixture of white male paranoia

CREEPY - Newly Declassified Photos of Cheney on 9/11 will Haunt your Nightmares

He's kicked back watching the twin towers roast.



The following photos were just released in response to a FOIA request filed by a PBS-affiliated documentary filmmaker. They were taken by Cheney's staff photographer on September 11th, 2001.

Here's Cheney watching the initial TV reports of planes hitting the Twin Towers:




Here he is a bit later in the President's Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), a secure room underneath the White House:



He's clearly sitting in the President's seat (Notice the Seal directly behind him). According to PBS Frontline, he made several phone calls from the PEOC, including one to Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.

Here he is again in the captain's chair, conferring with his BFF lawyer David Addington:



President Bush didn't get back to the White House until after 7pm. Here's Cheney bringing him up to speed:



Lynn Cheney has always terrified me as much as Dick




the article ends with this chilling line:

Cheney will soon announce from Camp David that the United States will have to work the “dark side.”



MORE:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/government-elections-politics/new-photos-show-bush-administration-reaction-to-911-attacks/
via:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/25/1405532/-Newly-Declassified-Photos-of-Cheney-on-9-11-will-Haunt-your-Nightmares

Portrait of a Wingnut

Court Says Perry Must Face Abuse of Power Charges



“An appeals court on Friday rejected one of the criminal counts against former Gov. Rick Perry but said he must face the other one in the abuse-of-power case against him,” the Houston Chronicle reports.

“Perry was indicted by a grand jury in 2014 after being accused of abusing his veto power to try to force out the Democratic Travis County district attorney in the wake of her messy drunken-driving arrest. The former governor, who is running for the GOP nomination for president, repeatedly failed in efforts get the indictment dismissed by state Judge Bert Richardson. He took his case to the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin.”

http://www.chron.com/news/local/article/Appeals-court-rejects-one-criminal-count-against-6403229.php
http://politicalwire.com/2015/07/24/court-says-perry-must-face-abuse-of-power-charges/
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