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What have we become America?


Obama on Biden (pretty cute)


Fox’s Chris Wallace confronts ‘Clinton Cash’ author: ‘You don’t have a single piece of evidence’

Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday pointed out to conservative author Peter Schweizer that his new book failed to connect the dots between speaking fees earned by former President Bill Clinton and policies supported by Hillary Clinton while she served as secretary of state.


“It’s not just the State Department,” Wallace explained. “It’s nine separate agencies… There is no hard evidence — and you don’t cite any in the book — that Hillary Clinton took direct action, was involved in any way in approving, as one nine agencies, the sale of the company.”

Schweizer argued that “any one of those agencies had veto power so she could have stopped the deal.”

“You don’t have a single piece of evidence that she was involved in this deal, that she sent a memo to the State Department person that was on this committee and said, ‘Hey, we want to approve the uranium sale,'” Wallace pressed.


food for thought.....


President Obama: "I think Dick Cheney is the worst president of my lifetime"

— “A few weeks ago, Dick Cheney says he thinks I’m the worst president of his lifetime. Which is interesting because I think Dick Cheney is the worst president of my lifetime. Quite a coincidence.”


The TPP should be ripped apart and put back together with public and congressional input.

The TPP is little more than enhanced corporation power branded as free trade. It gives corporations the right to challenge government regulations and seek compensation if they think they’ve been treated unfairly by any of the 12 Pacific Rim nations in the deal. (China is currently, but not necessarily permanently, excluded; part of the thinking behind the TPP is to lock up an agreement with these partners before China does.)

Even if you look “only” at food and the environment, the TPP should be ripped apart and put back together with public and congressional input. The pact would threaten local food, diminish labeling laws, likely keep environmentally destructive industrial meat production high (despite the fact that as a nation we’re eating less meat) and probably maintain high yields of commodity crops while causing price cuts.


OMFG: Tom DeLay: People keep forgetting that God ‘wrote the Constitution’

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) this week warned Americans to remember that God “wrote the Constitution” based on the Bible.

During an appearance on John Hagee Ministries’ Global Evangelism Television (GETV) network on Wednesday, host Matt Hagee asked the Texas Republican where the country had gone wrong.

“I think we got off the track when we allowed our government to become a secular government,” DeLay explained. “When we stopped realizing that God created this nation, that he wrote the Constitution, that it’s based on biblical principles.”

“Governments like we have are very easy to destroy,” Hagee later noted.

oh boy:

‘I'm not racist but.....Apes were never meant to drive so stop.’


A 34-year-old licensed nurse from Oregon has been arrested for leaving several racist post-it notes on her African-American neighbors’ door.


The notes, which are prefaced with an ironic “I’m not racist but…” were meant for the neighbors’ teen daughter. The sticky notes said sickening things like:

‘Apes were never meant to drive so stop.’

‘I’ve been here 22 years and no (expletive) and now you. U made me hate (expletive)now.’

‘I’m not racist, but .........


'I'll support drone warfare when it's just robots blasting robots'

Noah Smith @Noahpinion

I'll support drone warfare when the enemy has drones too,
and it's just robots blasting robots and us watching on TV.

9:25 AM - 25 Apr 2015


The Republican Party’s imperial rebirth: How Cheney’s twisted worldview became the GOP guiding light

The Republican Party’s imperial rebirth:
How Dick Cheney’s twisted worldview became the guiding light of the GOP

For a fleeting moment, it seemed like the nightmares of the Bush administration might be behind us. Not anymore...



.......it’s not a surprise that we find ourselves on the cusp of another national security election. The economy has improved enough that people aren’t feeling a sense of crisis and, unless Jeb gets the nomination, the GOP probably figures they have enough distance from the last disastrous decade now to run their usual game. The problem is that they seem to have decided that their intellectual Godfather is no longer Ronald Reagan, which was bad enough as it was. But no, the young generation of GOP hawks now obviously see Dick Cheney as their role model. Tom Cotton, their new leader, certainly seems to be poured in his mold. If anyone is still laboring under the illusion that the Rand Paul wing of the party is ascendant, they need to think again.


more Digby/Salon:

The smirk is back...........
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