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Something Is Going Seriously Wrong at Arizona Polls Today

Nathan Wellman / US uncut

Arizona’s primaries aren’t even done yet, and there’s already legal action being taken as a result of incompetence or possibly even intentional sabotage.

Leaders from the Arizona branch of the Democratic Party have confirmed that its lawyers are officially making an inquiry after multiple Democratic voters showed up to the polls only to find that they were listed as independents, Republicans, or had no party affiliation at all.

Many voters wound up having to wait in line under the hot Arizona sun only to find that they were ineligible to vote for the candidates of their choice. To add insult to injury, the polling locations have been so poorly planned that many voters had to wait in line up to four hours before finding out that their information had been improperly filed.

Poll workers have been giving out “provisional ballots,” according to 12 News. It’s unclear at this time as to whether these ballots will actually count in the Arizona primary, and whether intentional or not, it could result in the disenfranchisement of Arizona voters. Some frustrated residents are taking to YouTube and social media to voice their frustrations.

full story here:

Pope Francis Fires Vatican Ambassador to U.S. Who Set Up Meeting With Kim Davis

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is a staunch conservative and was vocally opposed to same-sex marriage throughout his five-year tenure as the Vatican’s nuncio (ambassador) to the United States.

He also sent an anonymous invite to Ms. Kim Davis, of anti-equality fame, to the Pope’s DC visit. While people, here and elsewhere, initially thought this was a coup for Davis and bigotry, Pope Francis turned the other cheek.

And now word comes that the incident is prompting The Vatican to replace Vigano. A friend of the Pope’s claimed he was blindsided by the meeting, and the move caused the Vatican to distance itself from Viganò, leading many to believe the Pope would quietly replace him as his “statutory retirement age” was approaching. Viganò turned 75 in January; when bishops and archbishops reach that age, they are required to submit a letter of resignation to the Vatican.

Interestingly, the Pope is thinking about replacing the social conservative warrior with an advocate of immigration.

ill be replaced by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, a French-born clergyman who is currently the nuncio to Mexico, Catholic magazine America reports, citing Sandro Magister, a blogger who covers the Vatican.
The Vatican is not expected to confirm the news until the Obama administration has agreed to the new nuncio’s appointment, the magazine notes, but it adds that “reliable sources” expect an official announcement before Easter, which falls on March 27 this year. Because of his experience in Mexico, Pierre may well emphasize immigration issues.

In addition to being the current nuncio to Mexico, Pierre was the nuncio to Uganda (1999-2007) and Haiti (1995-99) and is widely recognized as one of the Holy See's most accomplished diplomats.

Another small step in Pope Francis effort to modernize The Vatican.


Rachel is attempting Balance: Bernie Sanders on with her a 9 pm in one hour

I just now saw it on the scroll of MSNBC
It is his first national interview since the elections last Tuesday
I have not yet given up on Rachel, we go back together all the way to Air America / her first filling in for Olberman / her rise at MSNBC to her showing favoritism and a lack of courage in this years election coverage.

Sanders Sends Vegan Thugs to Attack Peace-Loving Nazis observed by Andy Borowitz

CINCINNATI (The Borowitz Report)—Republican front-runner Donald Trump was crying foul on Monday after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders allegedly dispatched an army of vegan thugs to attack a rally of peace-loving Nazis in Cincinnati.

According to Trump, he had begun to address a group of “orderly and civil Nazis” at a downtown arena when his audience was suddenly set upon by an unruly mob of angry vegans, many menacingly clad in Birkenstocks and sustainable garments.

The Sanders supporters, singing an alarmingly militant version of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America,” marched into the arena and began “intimidating and threatening” the Nazis, Trump said.
“Make no mistake about who is starting the violence at these rallies,” Trump said. “It’s the vegans.”

Carol Foyler, a Nazi from suburban Cincinnati, said that she feared for her life when one of the vegans “ripped a Trump sign” from her hands and “tried to recycle it.”

Harland Dorrinson, a Kentucky Nazi who drove to Ohio to hear Trump speak, said he would never have attended the rally if he had known “there would be troublemaking vegans there.”

“One of them tried to swing an NPR tote bag at my head,” the terrified Nazi said.


What Voter Fraud actually looks like and Richard Burr, R, NC not having any ID at the poll

RALEIGH — Count U.S. Sen. Richard Burr among the voters taking advantage of an exception to the state law requiring an acceptable form of identification to cast a ballot.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that state elections records show Burr cast a provisional ballot and filled out a form explaining he couldn't show a photo ID due to a "reasonable impediment." The Republican from Winston-Salem then cast his ballot during the early voting period for the North Carolina primary

A spokeswoman explained in an email that the two-term senator discovered he lost his ID after arriving at the polling location, but then got a new driver's license.



A little levity for us as life is hard and sadly real

Posting this in the Spirit of Peace - Love - Happiness and Unity

Canada Fears Photo of Prime Minister with Pandas Could Worsen American Refugee Crisis

TORONTO (The Borowitz Report)—Canada, already bracing for the possible inflow of millions of American refugees in November, might have made matters worse by releasing an unacceptably adorable photo of its Prime Minister hugging two baby pandas, Canadians fear.

The photo, taken at the Toronto Zoo and showing Justin Trudeau cuddling with two panda cubs, was “the last thing this country needed,” Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of Canadians for Responsible Immigration, a prominent anti-immigration organization based in Ottawa, said.

“Canada is already staring down the potential crisis of millions of Americans pouring over its border later this year,” Dorrinson said. “Did we really have to announce that we have pandas, too?”
The news photo, which Dorrinson called “an unmitigated disaster,” is expected to worsen the influx of illegal Americans because, he said, “in addition to pointing out that Canada has pandas, it is also reminding people that our Prime Minister is an unusually handsome man, especially for someone in government.”

In an open letter published online, the anti-immigration leader urged Trudeau “to put his country first” and cancel a visit scheduled for Friday at the Winnipeg Puppy and Kitten Shelter.


Tonight's debate in Flint: I hope very much that the candidates remember Abraham Maslow

Without remembering the hierarchy of human needs, and that the most critically important needs are at the base of the pyramid and moving upward, this debate could descend into something that is of little importance to the people of Flint who are in need of the biological and physical primary necessities.

They will tune out personal attacks between the two contenders, they will not care about emails or transcripts. They care about how they will be made whole, and how all the culprits will be pointed out, named, and punished.

After that they care about who will best protect them and others in the future, and they will use their instincts to see who is credible.
I will be watching to see how well this important criterion for tonight's debate is understood by Mr. Sanders and Mrs. Clinton.

Sanders just won Nebraska

Source: MSNBC

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