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BLEEDING KANSAS - By Charles P. Pierce

BLEEDING KANSAS
By Charles P. Pierce on July 16, 2014

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"The left has targeted Sam," Santorum said. "The New York Times has no idea where Kansas is, but they've written several articles hammering Sam Brownback, because Sam is a descendant of the American Revolution...This man (Brownback) loves this country and cherishes the principles and believes those principles can work, not just in Kansas, but can work to help rebirth a great civilization in America," said Santorum, who served with Brownback in the U.S. Senate. "And he came back to Kansas because he believes like I do that Washington isn't solving a whole lot of problems these days, but Kansas can. Kansas can - it can do the things that Sam has done - cut government, cut taxes, support small businesses and the family, the building block of our civilization."

Kansas can't do that because Kansas is fcking broke, because Sam Brownback's career is to supply-side economics what Marshall Applewhite was to the Hale-Bopp comet. Even allegedly moderate Kansas Republicans are saying that. And Santorum's ripping the NYT for being out of touch with the place?

But I do have to take issue with something The Rude One said in his post.

In Wichita, Santorum spoke at a movie theater after a benefit showing of Knute Rockne: All American. The 1940 film has fuck-all to do with Kansas and everyone pretty much dies in it, but it features the terrible acting of Ronald Reagan and was the flick that gave him his "Gipper" nickname. So, yeah, Reagan, motherfuckers, Reagan. Brownback is like Reagan, see, in that Reagan only ever cut taxes, except when Reagan was raising them.


In fact, Kansas had a great deal to do with the film in question. Kansas is central to the entire finale. On March 31, 1931, the plane carrying Rockne went down in a Kansas pasture. So, I would argue that Rockne's film biography was the perfect choice as a fundraising vehicle for Sam Brownback, as he goes down in flames, in Kansas.

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/The_Rockne_Parallels?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_72441565

Don't Honor Torture


National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Chapter Launches Petition Against Honoring John Yoo

We feel that the UC Berkeley School of Law, as one of the leading law schools in the country, has an obligation to uphold ethical legal standards. Yet by maintaining and honoring John Yoo, the law school is undermining its own ethical, political, and legal reputation. Bestowing this honor sends the message that the UC Berkeley School of Law is condoning and promoting policies violating the most fundamental constitutional and human rights. That, in itself, broadens the negative effect Yoo’s jurisprudence has had in the legal and political world. But it also furthers the hostile and unsafe environment on campus for students identifying themselves as political dissidents and/or religious and cultural minorities disproportionately and unfairly targeted in the “War on Terror.”



https://www.change.org/petitions/dean-sujit-choudhry-don-t-honor-torture

“Gaza … is a maximum-security facility. It is difficult to visit and impossible to leave."

Quote For The Day (Cold-hearted truths)
JUL 16 2014 @ 1:15PM

“Gaza … is a maximum-security facility. It is difficult to visit and impossible to leave. We allow in essential food, water, and electricity so that the prisoners don’t die. Apart from that, we don’t really care about them—that is unless they approach the prison fence, or the “forbidden” perimeter, where anyone who wanders too close is shot, or if they try to throw something over the fence. Indeed, they occasionally throw some homemade bombs made of things they’ve managed to smuggle into prison, and when they fall on our heads, it is really unpleasant. So we send our snipers to the watchtowers built around the prison and shoot them like fish in a barrel until they calm down. And when they finally do calm down, we cease firing because we are not the kind of bastards who shoot people for fun,” – Noam Sheizaf.


http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2014/07/why_i_object_to_israel_s_military_campaign_in_gaza_israel_turned_the_occupied.html

KWASMAN's "Children In Buses With Fear In Their Faces" Were Actually Laughing-Taking Pics On IPhones

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KWASMAN: I was able to actually see some of the children in the buses, and the fear in their faces ... this is not compassion.

REPORTER: That fear on the faces of migrant children Kwasman told me he saw in Oracle. There's just one problem. Those weren't migrant children on the yellow school bus. They were YMCA campers from the Marana school district.

REPORTER: Do you know that was a bus with YMCA kids?

KWASMAN: That's ... they were sad too!

REPORTER: (Reporters on the scene saw the children laughing and taking pictures on their iPhones.)


KWASMAN: I apologize, I didn't know. I was leaving when I saw them.


VIDEO & MORE:
http://www.azcentral.com/story/brahm-resnik/2014/07/15/arizona-politician-mistakes-campers-for-migrant-children/12701279/


Kwasman later deleted his tweet, but not before it was recorded by Politwoops:

http://politwoops.sunlightfoundation.com/?q=kwasman

So I still have the Tibetan prayer rugs. Dang



from this a.m.'s FB
peace, kp

Dick Cheney Says Iraq Was Stable When He Left Office...

Dick Cheney: 'Obama Worst President Of His Lifetime,' Says Iraq Was Stable When He Left Office
SEE HERE:


The Iraq That Dick Cheney Actually Left Behind

Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on CNN on Tuesday, once more claiming that the Iraq his administration left behind was a “very stable” one. In actuality, on the waning days of the Bush administration, Iraq was still a highly violent place, with car bombs exploding and government officials targeted.

“I think when we left office, we had in Iraq a very stable situation,” Cheney told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “We’d put together a program with a surge the a decision the president made and by the time we left office, Iraq was in good shape.”

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Contrary to his claims, the Iraq that Cheney and the rest of the administration parted with was not one that was in good shape. During the Iraq War, McClatchy’s Washington Bureau ran a daily round-up of violence that had taken place in the country. While stressing that it was not a comprehensive list, on January 18, 2009 — two days before the Obama administration took office — at least six roadside bombs were detonated in Iraq, five in Baghdad and another in Mosul. Nineteen people were wounded in those explosions.

The next day, the last day in office of Vice President Cheney, saw another five roadsides bombs detonated. Three were in Baghdad, the other two in Mosul, with the combined explosions killing one — a captain in the Ministry of the the Interior — and wounding another 18.


http://thinkprogress.org/world/2014/07/15/3460606/the-iraq-that-dick-cheney-actually-left-behind/




MORE:
Contractors Reap $138 Billion from Iraq War, Cheney’s Halliburton #1 with $39.5 Billion
In News on April 8, 2013 at 10:19 PM

http://leaksource.info/2013/04/08/contractors-reap-138-billion-from-iraq-war-cheneys-halliburton-1-with-39-5-billion/



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http://truththeory.com/2012/07/25/iraq-before-and-after-democracy/



I suppose the Dick expects a thank you.....

Nope, no racism here! GA Officials Are Going After Black Leaders Who Organized Voters

GEORGIA OFFICIALS ARE GOING AFTER BLACK LEADERS WHO ORGANIZED VOTERS

On the morning of December 21, 2010, Lula Smart was preparing to leave for her job at Sears when she heard a firm knock at her front door. An array of law enforcement vehicles had amassed outside, and armed officers were fanning out around her house. Before that day, Smart had no rap sheet to speak of, only a master’s degree in criminal justice earned earlier that year. While she enjoyed her work in retail, Smart hoped to transition into a job more like that of her unannounced visitors, who would read her a dizzying list of felony voting fraud charges that amounted to more than 100 years in prison. Handcuffed, Smart soon met nine other incarcerated African Americans who had participated in a vigorous get-out-the-vote campaign ahead of an election the previous month. Three of those jailed had been elected to the local school board.


the rest here:
http://www.vice.com/read/the-quitman-10-2-and-voter-suppression-in-modern-georgia-715

LOL! Scott Brown Forgets Where He's Running

Brown Forgets Where He's Running
Former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), now running for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, attacked Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) on the crisis at the border telling Boston Herald radio that he's "not for amnesty and never have been, I have not supported the Dream Act, she has. And that's a big difference between Senator Shaheen and me and many other people in the Massachusetts delegation."

The Hill: "It's not the first time he's slipped and forgotten he's no longer representing Massachusetts or running for a seat in that state."


http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/212421-brown-pegs-shaheen-in-the-massachusetts-delegation
http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/07/16/brown_forgets_where_hes_running.html

Cleveland...



lived there for 4 years in the late 70's
no more penance for me...
peace, kp

I think it sounded better in the original German ...

And they call themselves American Patriots

by digby

There's dumb and illiterate ... and then there's too dumb to be allowed out in public without a minder:



http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/and-they-call-themselves-american.html

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